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Another northern Big Spin winner

Another northern Big Spin winner

From CTV Northern Ontario: A North Bay couple wins big spinning the OLG wheel in Toronto. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

Best-selling author Afua Cooper appointed Halifax’s new poet laureate

The history of slavery in Canada

Halifax’s new poet laureate says everybody has a tale to tell, and for the next two years the accomplished scholar, author and social justice advocate says she’ll work to uncover residents’ untold stories. “There are so many voices here from all over the world and each community is brimming with stories, is brimming with spoken word, is brimming with poetry,” Afua Cooper said in an interview Monday. “We have the old established communities, and we have the new communities. I really want to be an ambassador and work at theRead More

Texas man sentenced to 50 years for US$1.2M theft of fajitas


BROWNSVILLE, Texas – A Texas man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for stealing US$1.2 million worth of fajitas over nine years. Fifty-three-year-old Gilberto Escamilla was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty to theft by a public servant. The Brownsville Herald reports he told the court the fajita scheme spun out of control. Escamilla had been intercepting fajitas that he ordered through the Cameron County juvenile centre where he worked and delivering them to his own customers. His scam was uncovered when he missed work for a medical appointmentRead More

Tories demand government explain how much a carbon price will cost Canadians

Pierre Poilievre

OTTAWA — Conservative finance critic Pierre Poilievre will ask the House of Commons this week to force the government to show Canadians how much more they can expect to pay for gas, heat and groceries once every Canadian will be charged a $50 per tonne carbon tax. Poilievre says he knows the government has the information because access to information requests he filed produced a finance department memo that says there is an analysis of the potential impact of a carbon price, based on household consumption data across different incomeRead More

Parlee Beach given cleaner bill of health

Parlee Beach given cleaner bill of health

One of the Maritimes most popular beaches has been given a cleaner bill of health. Testing has not produced evidence of a chronic water quality issue at Parlee Beach in Shediac, N.B., meaning the water should be suitable for swimming. But the government is making a number of changes to keep it that way. More than 1400 water samples were taken at Parlee Beach between May-October 2017. Area residents and environmental groups demanded the province take action after high levels of fecal contamination were suspected at the beach. Parlee isRead More

Drunk truck driver hauling 63,500 kg of propane on 402: Police

Lambton OPP

Police are calling it a “disaster waiting to happen” after a Woodstock truck driver was allegedly hauling thousands of kilograms of propane on the 402 while drunk. Lambton OPP pulled over the transport truck Monday morning around 10 a.m. in the eastbound lanes near Nauvoo Road. Police received a call from a concerned motorist about the trucker’s erratic driving. The suspect was pulled over and blew over three times the legal limit. He was charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle , impaired operation of a motor vehicle withRead More

Windsor Mayor warns Senate of ‘border city’ impact of cannabis legalization

The legalization of marijuana continues to weigh on the mind of Windsor’s mayor. On Monday, Drew Dilkens appeared before a senate committee that is looking into the legalization of marijuana and the impact it will have on border communities. The Committee of National Security and Defense is taking a closer look at Bill C45 — the Cannabis Act. Dilkens says people need to know there are different rules in Canada and the United States on the use of marijuana, and people could be denied entry into the U.S. for usingRead More

Police investigate after body found in southeast Calgary

Calgary police

Police are investigating after a body was discovered in the southeast on Sunday afternoon. Officers were called to the scene at Heritage Meadows Road and Heritage Meadows Way S.E. at just before 2:00 p.m. Information is limited at this time and the circumstances behind the death have not yet been determined. More to come. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

Tsilhqot’in Nation to be recognized as full partner in wildfire response

B.C. wildfire

VANCOUVER — The Tsilhqot’in Nation has signed a first-of-its-kind agreement with the federal and British Columbia governments that recognizes the First Nation as a full partner in wildfire response. Through the agreement, the three governments will work together to identify best practices, define roles and build the First Nation community’s capacity to manage emergencies. Tl’etinqox Chief Joe Alphonse said he’d like to see a culturally-appropriate First Nations evacuation centre established, as well as a training facility. Alphonse’s community, which he said has 400 trained firefighters and understands fire response betterRead More

Son testifies about father’s 2015 death in Bradford

Son testifies about father's 2015 death in Bradford

The son of a man who died after a fight on a street in Bradford in 2015 testified on Friday at the trial of the four people charged in his death. Ryan McGrath told the court he and his father James McAllen had dinner and drinks at a bar in Bradford on the night of Sept. 11, 2015. The pair then walked home with another friend. McGrath said his father was extremely drunk and he had to prop him up on the way. A car sped by and McGrath saidRead More