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Edmonton man arrested for uttering threats near Sherwood Park school

Strathcona County RCMP said an Edmonton man had been arrested and charged, after he was seen yelling outside of a Sherwood Park elementary school Thursday morning. RCMP said officers were called to reports of a suspicious person at Westboro Elementary School just before 8:30 a.m. Thursday. The male suspect was seen yelling and making threatening gestures, as he walked around the school’s property. Officers arrived at the scene, and found the suspect nearby. He was arrested without incident. The school was placed on hold and secure for about 10 minutesRead More

Union leaders speak to striking workers at ZF-TRW

ZF-TRW workers on the picket line for a second day

ZF-TRW workers remain on the picket line Saturday. Unifor Local 444 leaders were speaking to striking workers on the line. ZF-TRW is a feeder plant for the Windsor Assembly plant. The strike has forced the Windsor plant to cancel its production Saturday, affecting 6,000 employees there. It’s unknown if Sunday’s operation will be affected. Close to 300 ZF-TRW employees went on strike after 62 per cent of workers turned down a tentative agreement struck by Unifor Local 444 and the company. The tentative agreement included a $2 per hour wageRead More

Edmonton lifts moratorium on combative sports imposed after death of MMA fighter

Tim Hague

EDMONTON — City council in Edmonton has voted to lift a moratorium on combative sports events that was imposed following the death of a mixed martial arts fighter. Tim Hague, who was a teacher, died in hospital last June — two days after losing a match to Adam Braidwood, a former Canadian Football League player. Hague, who is 34, died following brain surgery after being knocked down five times in the ring. City council imposed the ban in December in response to a report that recommended the city improve fighterRead More

Mystery flushed out: stolen portable toilet located


CTV Atlantic Published Saturday, February 17, 2018 1:01PM AST Last Updated Saturday, February 17, 2018 1:50PM AST A couple has solved the mystery of a missing portable toilet in Nova Scotia that flooded the internet two weeks ago. The two were out walking their dog on a wilderness trail in the picturesque community of Dutch Settlement, northeast of Halifax, when they spotted the potty early Saturday morning. They say their dog was the one who sniffed out where the blue Royal Flush toilet had been dumped a short distance fromRead More

Police cruiser rammed during attempted getaway

A heavy police presence descended on Clinton Thursday morning as officers attempted to stop a stolen vehicle. The police action ended with a man from out of the province facing charges including dangerous driving, impaired driving and assault with a weapon – and the discovery that the man was wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for robbery. Huron County OPP say it began when an officer noticed a pickup truck that had been stolen from a parking lot in Seaforth two days earlier. The truck drove away, was tracked down aboutRead More

Saturday will be the final day for Sears in Barrie

Sears Barrie

Saturday will be the final day Sears will be open in Barrie. The retailer has been in a state of liquidation since announcing the closure of its 74 department stores across the country. Sears Canada says Saturday will be the final day for the store at Georgian Mall. The company has offered discounts of up to 50 per cent since October. The final closure of the Barrie store means more than 100 people will be out of a job. The retailer has been under creditor protection since June. Source linkRead More

Three houses hit in Manor Park shooting

Ottawa Police

Ottawa Police are investigating after shots were fired on Claremont Drive, just off of St. Laurent Boulevard, Wednesday evening. Police say three houses in the 30 block were struck just after 7:00 pm. Two of them were occupied at the time, but no one was injured. Police haven’t made any arrests. This is the fifth shooting investigation in Ottawa so far this year. It comes just one day after a a fatal shooting in Ottawa’s south end, which was the city’s first homicide of 2018. Claremont Drive was the siteRead More

20,000 part-time college workers vote to unionize

Georgian College

Approximately 20,000 part-time support staff at the province’s colleges have voted to join the Ontario Public Service Employees Union. OPSEU says 84 per cent of the ballots counted were cast of in favour of joining the union. It says the supervised vote at all 24 Ontario community colleges was held in June 2016, but legal wrangling by the College Employer Council kept ballots from being counted until this week. OPSEU president Warren (Smokey) Thomas called the vote “a magnificent victory for part-time college support staff and for all the peopleRead More

Trump turns to U.S. Supreme Court in immigrant document fight

SAN FRANCISCO — The Trump administration is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block a federal judge’s order requiring it to disclose all emails, letters and other documents it considered in its decision to end a program protecting young immigrants from deportation. In a court filing Friday, attorneys for the U.S. Department of Justice say the order by U.S. District Court Judge William Alsup in San Francisco is too broad and would require the administration to turn over protected and nonpublic documents. More than a dozen states along with theRead More

NBA scores: Love leads Cavs over Heat after LeBron ejection

CLEVELAND — Kevin Love scored 32 of his 38 points in the first half, LeBron James was ejected for the first time in his career and the Cleveland Cavaliers extended their longest winning streak since 2015 to nine games by downing the Miami Heat 108-97 on Tuesday night. Love had his way with every defender Miami put on him, finishing 10 of 16 from the field and 14 of 17 on free throws. He scored 22 in the first quarter and the Cavs opened a 27-point lead before halftime. JamesRead More