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

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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


Warrant issued for Blood Reserve man following Lethbridge mugging

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One man has been charged and a warrant has been issued for the arrest of a second suspect in connection with an assault and robbery in Lethbridge where the victim was rendered unconscious. At approximately 10:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17, a male was walking near the intersection of Mayor Magrath Drive and 3 Avenue South when he was approached by two people he did not know. The male was asked to purchase alcohol for the pair and, when he refused, was subsequently attacked. According to police, one of theRead More


Woman dies in crash on Highway 400

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A 42-year-old woman died in a single-vehicle crash on Highway 400 near MacTier early Friday morning. Provincial Police say the crash happened in the southbound lanes of the highway near Lake Joseph Road just before 7 a.m. Two other passengers were airlifted to a Toronto-area hospital with life-altering injuries.  The driver was treated at a local hospital for minor injuries. The southbound lanes of the highway had to be closed for several hours for the police investigation. Police are continuing to investigate what may have led to the crash. SourceRead More


Saint John Police ask for public’s help in finding fugitive

Nico Soubliere

Police in Saint John are on the lookout for criminal who is unlawfully at large after leaving the Parrtown Community Correctional Centre on Wednesday. Nico Soubliere, 26, is serving a six-year, eight-month sentence after being convicted of manslaughter and assault causing bodily harm, the Saint John Police Force said in a news release. “Soubliere was wearing an electronic monitoring anklet and appears to have cut it off,” police said in the release. “(His) whereabouts are unknown.” There is a Canada-wide warrant for his arrest and his parole has been suspended.Read More


Flames inch close to California homes as thousands evacuate

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Amanda Lee Myers, The Associated Press Published Thursday, August 9, 2018 9:20PM EDT LOS ANGELES — An intentionally set wildfire grew perilously close to homes in Southern California on Thursday as evacuation orders expanded to more than 20,000 residents, though some homeowners stayed behind to fend off the flames themselves. Firefighters fought a desperate battle to stop the Holy Fire from reaching homes as the blaze surged through the Cleveland National Forest above the city of Lake Elsinore and its surrounding communities. They were trying to keep the flames fromRead 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


Argos’ slump continues with 38-20 loss to Blue Bombers

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Dan Ralph, The Canadian Press Published Saturday, July 21, 2018 7:21PM EDT Last Updated Saturday, July 21, 2018 7:25PM EDT TORONTO — Matt Nichols threw two TD passes and scored another while Andrew Harris ran for a career-high 161 yards and had two touchdowns to lead the Winnipeg Blue Bombers past the Toronto Argonauts 38-20 on Saturday afternoon. The win came after Winnipeg (3-3) surged to a 17-0 half-time lead last week against B.C. before losing 20-17. But it was hardly a clean victory as Toronto (1-4) scored 19 pointsRead More


Lava crashes through roof of Hawaii tour boat, injuring 23

Hawaii lava

Audrey McAvoy and Caleb Jones, The Associated Press Published Monday, July 16, 2018 6:21PM EDT HONOLULU — An explosion caused by lava oozing into the ocean sent molten rock crashing through the roof of a sightseeing boat off Hawaii’s Big Island, injuring 23 people Monday, officials said. A woman in her 20s was in serious condition with a broken thigh bone, the Hawaii County Fire Department said. Three others were in stable condition at a hospital with unspecified injuries. The rest of the passengers suffered burns, scrapes and other superficialRead More


Wild weather not putting a damper on Craven festivities

Wild weather not putting a damper on Craven festivities

There were wind gusts up to 60 km per hour out in Craven on Friday night, but that did not put a damper on festivities at the Country Thunder music festival. Kerry Wolitski has been attending the festival in Craven since she was 12 years old. Although the wind makes it tough to take down their tents, she notes that things could always be worse. “Any weather that’s not raining is perfect. Who cares? It’s not muddy, it’s great,” said Wolitski. “It’s Saskatchewan. We’ve had these lots. But compared toRead More


Man facing arson charge a person of interest in homicide case

July 6 house fire

A man charged with arson in connection with a house fire in the Caswell Hill neighbourhood is now a person of interest in a homicide investigation. Saskatoon police recently confirmed the 39-year-old, who was scheduled to appear in court Wednesday on the arson charge, is a person of interest in the death of Crystal Louise McFadyen. McFadyen, who was eight months pregnant, was found dead by firefighters who were responding Friday morning to flames at a home on the 200 block of Avenue F North. Police initially called the deathRead More