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Barrie`s unemployment rate remains among the highest in Canada: Statistics Canada

Barrie`s unemployment rate remains among the highest in Canada: Statistics Canada

Barrie had the fourth highest unemployment rate among Canadian cities in July. The latest numbers released by Statistics Canada showed the jobless rate in July was  7.0 per cent, up from 6.9 per cent in the previous month. Tyler Colatosti has been looking for plumber work for almost two years now. “They’re looking  for two or three years’ experience and not guys who just got out of school. How are you supposed to get experience if you can’t find work,” said Colatosti. Barrie only trails St. John’s (9.0), Calgary (7.9) Read More


Koepka holds off Woods to win PGA Championship

Brooks Koepka

Doug Ferguson, The Canadian Press Published Sunday, August 12, 2018 7:14PM EDT Last Updated Sunday, August 12, 2018 9:57PM EDT ST. LOUIS — The roars were unlike anything Brooks Koepka had ever heard, and he knew exactly what they meant. They got louder for each birdie by Tiger Woods that moved him closer to the lead Sunday in the PGA Championship, and Koepka could hear a ripple effect of noise. First, real time. Seconds later, another burst from patrons watching on TV in chalets. Then, distant cheers from every cornerRead More


Questions persist after oil spill at Nova Scotia Power generating station

Nova Scotia Power cleans up oil spill

By Alex Cooke, THE CANADIAN PRESS Published Monday, August 6, 2018 5:34PM ADT Last Updated Monday, August 6, 2018 6:29PM ADT HALIFAX — An environmental activist says an oil spill in Halifax harbour might be a good opportunity for Nova Scotia Power to reconsider its use of crude oil. The utility said Tuesday it could be weeks before crews fully clean up about 5,000 litres of oil at the Tufts Cove generating station, and Ecology Action Centre policy director Mark Butler said he has questions about how the oil spilledRead More


‘Think of how catastrophic that is going to be’: Toronto police chief on 3D-printed guns

Mark Saunders

Katherine DeClerq, CTV News Toronto Published Wednesday, August 1, 2018 3:27PM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, August 1, 2018 3:42PM EDT Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders said that allowing the blueprints for 3D-printed guns to be posted online would be “catastrophic.” In a conversation with CP24 Wednesday morning, Saunders referenced a controversial issue sweeping across the United States in which blueprints for 3D-printed plastic guns were set to be released to the public. He said that the mass production of these easily-concealed and untraceable guns would create concerns along the borderRead 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


Chatham-Kent police force mourns loss of fellow officer

CTV Windsor: Arms Out for Andrew

CTV Windsor Published Wednesday, July 25, 2018 4:54PM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, July 25, 2018 4:59PM EDT A Chatham-Kent police officer has lost his battle with cancer. Const. Andrew Gaiswinkler passed away Tuesday following a courageous battle with acute myeloid leukemia. The 57-year-old had been with the police service since 2000 and was a member of the traffic unit, acting as a collision reconstructionist. Canadian Blood Services held multiple ‘Arms Out For Andrew’ blood drives earlier this year. Gaiswinkler leaves behind a wife and three kids. Friends and relatives areRead More


Pilot dies in small plane crash in Markham, Ont.

Buttonville Airport

The Canadian Press Published Thursday, July 12, 2018 10:30PM EDT Last Updated Thursday, July 12, 2018 10:58PM EDT MARKHAM, Ont. — One person is dead after a small plane crashed near a municipal airport north of Toronto on Thursday evening. York Region police say the pilot was killed when a plane went down at about 8 p.m. near Toronto/Buttonville Municipal Airport in Markham, Ont.. Insp. Lesley Weller says the crash occurred in an open area just west of the airport, away from any buildings or roads. She says there wereRead More


Tent city founder arrested for alleged obstruction

Tent city founder arrested for alleged obstruction

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Russia adds to list of famous World Cup upsets

Russia World Cup

With a spirited home crowd cheering on, Russia made a memorable contribution to the World Cup’s history of upsets. The Russians beat Spain on penalty kicks in the round of 16 on Sunday, eliminating the 2010 champions and overcoming seemingly nonstop possession by the Spaniards. Russia is No. 70 in the FIFA ranking and Spain is No. 10, and the Spanish were considered serious contenders to win the tournament. The FIFA ranking may have underrated Russia because as the host country, it didn’t have to play any qualifiers. Still, thisRead More


Sask. preparing for pot legalization after feds announce official date

Marijuana

Premier Scott Moe says Saskatchewan still plans to have all of its provincial pot bylaws in place by July 1, despite the prime minister’s announcement that it will become legal nationwide on Oct. 17. Retailers say having a date in mind is welcome news, but getting ready for the legalization will still be challenging — even with the unexpected extension. On June 1, the province announced the 51 retailers granted permits to sell cannabis. Applicants had 45 days to begin the permitting process. Allen Kilback was one of the retailersRead More