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Trades workers, truckers and industry experts worry about weed in the workplace

Students at North American Transport Driving Acade

Joanne Schnurr, CTV Ottawa Published Friday, August 24, 2018 5:00PM EDT Last Updated Friday, August 24, 2018 5:01PM EDT The legalization of marijuana has many in the construction trades worried about safety in the workplace.  As Canada enters this new era, questions are rolling out about how employers will deal with pot on the job and whether job safety will be compromised. Those who work in industry say they’re not naive enough to think people aren’t using now on the job.  But the concern is that once it’s legal, evenRead More


Teenage shooting victim attends sold-out Danforth benefit concert

Teenage shooting victim attends sold-out Danforth benefit concert

Olivia Bowden, The Canadian Press Published Sunday, August 12, 2018 8:12AM EDT Last Updated Sunday, August 12, 2018 1:59PM EDT TORONTO — A young victim of the mass shooting in Toronto’s Greektown neighbourhood was among the crowd at a benefit concert held Saturday night to raise money for those impacted by last month’s violence. Samantha Price, a recent high school grad, said she was on Danforth Avenue eating ice cream with 18-year-old Reese Fallon and some other friends on the night of July 22 when a gunman opened fire intoRead More


Study suggests aspirin reduces HIV target cells in women

Study suggests aspirin reduces HIV target cells in women

Women who regularly take aspirin could significantly reduce inflammation associated with contracting HIV, new research finds. The pilot study, released Thursday, does not suggest that taking aspirin will prevent transmission of the disease. The research also did not factor in men. However, researchers at the University of Manitoba say further research could build on the pilot study and one day prove that aspirin — a cheap, widely accessible drug — is another effective tool for HIV prevention. The report included researchers from the universities of Manitoba, Waterloo and Nairobi andRead More


Caesars Windsor recognized with Responsible Gambling Accreditation

Caesars Windsor

Caesars Windsor has been recognized for promoting responsible gambling. The casino achieved the gold standard in what’s called the “RG Check” from the Responsible Gambling Council. The program was developed to offer gaming companies an independent assessment of their Responsible Gambling Program by examining corporate policies, help for problem gamblers, advertising and promotion. Caesars Windsor was the first gaming facility in the world to earn designation back in 2012. To maintain the status, properties must be re-accredited every three years. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around theRead More


Like your Margaritas? Watch out for lime disease

Like your Margaritas? Watch out for lime disease

With all this heat you might find it refreshing to sit back and enjoy a cold drink. But if your favourite beverage includes lime, take note, there’s something called Margarita disease or lime disease (different than the Lyme disease you can get from ticks) and, although it can be quite painful, most have never heard of it. “No, I’ve probably heard of margarita withdrawals disease,” joked Margarita lover Leslie Koski. Margaritas, or any drink made with fresh limes, can be refreshing but can also lead to a painful rash forRead More


Part of Magee House in Hintonburg to be demolished

Hintonburg Magee House to be partially demolished

A crane is now parked beside the Magee House in Hintonburg as the city moves to demolish part of the 144 -year old building. After two days of consultations, engineers have decided to demolish the southwest corner of the building and part of the roof. A decision on the rest of Magee House will come later. The building partially collapsed on Tuesday night  forcing the closure of a portion of Wellington Street . There were no injuries. Businesses in the area remain open. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and storiesRead More


One person suffering serious injuries following Highway 11 crash

York Regional Police

At least one person has serious injuries following a crash on Highway 11 near Bathurst street in East Gwillimbury. The multi-vehicle crash happened just before 5:30 am. Other people involved in the crash are believed to be suffering from minor injuries. York Regional Police closed off Highway 11 from Bathurst  Street to the Bradford bridge for the investigation. The area has since been reopened. More details will be provided when available.  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″] USARead More


Questions linger after dog dies in hot car

Questions linger after dog dies in hot car

There’s no doubt the dog’s owner will have to live with the pain of the tragedy, but some are asking – is that enough? 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″]


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


Regional police issue backpack challenge for kids in need

Chief Larkin with a backpack

The Waterloo Regional Police Service has called for other emergency service partners to join their Back to School Campaign. Last year, the campaign saw over 600 backpacks given out to kids in need. This year, along with Family and Children’s Services, they are hoping to give out even more. The backpack challenge calls for emergency service workers to donate a lunch bag, a backpack and a $25 gift card to Staples to get kids back-to-school ready. The program runs until August 17, and supports the FCS Back to School AssistanceRead More