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Australia’s ruling party picks Treasurer Scott Morrison as next prime minister

Australia prime minister

Rod McGuirk, The Associated Press Published Thursday, August 23, 2018 10:05PM EDT Last Updated Thursday, August 23, 2018 11:36PM EDT CANBERRA, Australia — Australia government lawmakers on Friday elected Treasurer Scott Morrison as the next prime minister in a ballot that continues an era of extraordinary political instability. Morrison defeated the key challenger Peter Dutton, a former Cabinet minister, by a vote 45-40. Dutton’s supporters had forced incumbent Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to hold the leadership ballot. Turnbull did not contest the ballot and has said he will quit politics.Read More


Another fire sparked by smoking materials

Another fire sparked by smoking materials

CTV Regina Published Tuesday, August 21, 2018 3:48PM CST Last Updated Tuesday, August 21, 2018 6:44PM CST Another fire in the Queen City was sparked by someone disposing of smoking materials incorrectly. The most recent fire broke out around 2 a.m. Tuesday in the 1900 block of 12 Avenue North. The fire department has already determined the cause of this fire was improperly disposed smoking materials — which could mean cigarettes, lighters and matches. A dozen fires have been caused by smoking materials so far this year. The usual averageRead More


‘They are not bad people’: Officers canvass area where 7 died of opioid overdoses

Officers Division 14

Katherine DeClerq, CTV News Toronto Published Wednesday, August 15, 2018 5:04PM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, August 15, 2018 5:36PM EDT Officers from Toronto police’s 14 Division are canvassing the area, warning residents of dangerous narcotics being sold in the downtown core that resulted in the deaths of seven people over the last 12 days. Toronto Const. Eddie O’Toole told CTV News Toronto that they don’t expect people to stop using drugs. Their goal is to ensure that the community feels safe and knows what to do in the event ofRead More


Police seek to track movements of suspect in Calgary triple murder

Dustin Duthie

Calgary police are seeking the public’s help for information about the activities of Dustin Duthie, a man charged with three counts of second-degree murder in the deaths of three people last month. Duthie is accused of killing his girlfriend Taylor Toller, his mother Shawn Boshuck and stepfather Alan Pennylegion. The bodies of the three victims were found on July 31, after police conducted check on welfare calls on two Calgary homes. While charges have already been laid and no other suspects are being sought, investigators are trying to learn moreRead More


Thousands in Windsor-Essex to be impacted by social assistance changes

Changes to social assistance in Ontario will impact thousands of people in Windsor-Essex. The Progressive Conservatives are pushing the pause button on the previous Liberal government’s system, and replacing it with one of their own. As part of the changes, the promised three per cent increase to Ontario Works and ODSP recipients will be slashed in half, to 1.5 per cent. Stats show there are 8,200 cases with Ontario Works, and 13,500 ODSP cases in Windsor-Essex. One of those residents impacted by the change is Windsor resident Emily Sadowski. SheRead More


Police say argument between mother and son led to death threat

Chatham-Kent Police

A 24-year-old Chatham man is facing charges after he threatened to kill his mother, police say. Police were called to a St. Clair Street home around 10 p.m. Saturday. They say a man and his mother were arguing and the man broke several dishes. Police say he then prevented his mother from leaving the residence while he continued to argue with her. The man was eventually forced out of the residence but returned and began kicking the door, police say, and he was able to force his way back inside.Read More


Historic lighthouse destroyed by lightning fire

Historic lighthouse destroyed by lightning fire

Onlookers looked in horror as a beloved lighthouse nestled in the St. Lawrence River, just west of Brockville was destroyed by a lightning fire on Monday, July 23. Many felt utterly helpless as they watched from the shoreline as flames brought down the aged structure after a single flash of lightning in stormy weather brought down the 162-year-old landmark. “A few people shed some tears. It was just kind of like a death in the family.” says Mike Milne, an area cottager in the Thousand Islands. The Cole Shoal LighthouseRead More


Sault Ste. Marie waste collection going automatic

Sault Ste. Marie waste collection going automatic

The current hybrid waste collection system will be maintained, but Sault council has decided to change the way city crews are picking up the trash. Lincoln Louttit reports. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rssfeeds.usatoday.com/usatoday-NewsTopStories” limit=”20″] USA News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rss.cnn.com/rss/cnn_us.rss” limit=”20″] ABC NEWS Headlines [su_feed url=”http://feeds.abcnews.com/abcnews/usheadlines” limit=”20″]


Even with the heat, many staying away from N.B. beach

Even with the heat, many staying away from N.B. beach

Monday was a perfect beach day, with a cooling breeze off the water that made low 30s temperatures bearable. With the all-clear given for swimming at Parlee Beach by the Department of Health, many ventured into the water. “We heard it’s a nice beach and we did check the conditions,” said beachgoer Andy Lacroix. “Yesterday wasn’t safe and today it is, so we thought we would check it out.” Sunday marked the ninth time this season swimming has been restricted. Eight were because of excessive rain, which can create surfaceRead More


Weinstein due in court on charges he assaulted a third woman

Weinstein

The Associated Press Published Monday, July 9, 2018 3:42AM EDT Last Updated Monday, July 9, 2018 3:43AM EDT NEW YORK — Harvey Weinstein, who was previously indicted on charges involving two women, was due in court on Monday for arraignment on charges alleging he committed a sex crime against a third woman. An updated indictment unveiled last week alleges the movie mogul-turned-#MeToo villain performed a forcible sex act on a woman in 2006. The new charges include two counts of predatory sexual assault, which carries a maximum sentence of lifeRead More