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Traffic congestion to get worse as school begins

Traffic congestion to get worse as school begins

As kids head back to school, parents could soon be stressing about more than buying supplies.  Orange cones will continue to dot major Montreal roads, including Van Horne Avenue, Cote St. Luc Road, St. Jacques Street, and others. The city knows the stress that awaits drivers. “It’s going to be a tough ride on September 4th,” said city spokesman Philippe Sabourin at a press conference on Tuesday. “We ask citizens and motorists to commute with public transit.” The city also provided an update on the new REM. Thanks to workRead More


Alligator grabs, kills woman trying to protect her dog

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HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — A woman trying to protect her dog was killed by an alligator who pulled her into a lagoon at a private South Carolina resort Monday, authorities said. Cassandra Cline, 45, of Hilton Head Island, was walking the dog along a residential area of Sea Pines Resort when she was attacked, state and local officials said. The 8-foot (2.5-meter) alligator was later found and euthanized, Sam Chappalear of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources told The Island Packet newspaper . “It appears the alligator wentRead More


‘They are not bad people’: Officers canvass area where 7 died of opioid overdoses

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Katherine DeClerq, CTV News Toronto Published Wednesday, August 15, 2018 5:04PM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, August 15, 2018 5:36PM EDT Officers from Toronto police’s 14 Division are canvassing the area, warning residents of dangerous narcotics being sold in the downtown core that resulted in the deaths of seven people over the last 12 days. Toronto Const. Eddie O’Toole told CTV News Toronto that they don’t expect people to stop using drugs. Their goal is to ensure that the community feels safe and knows what to do in the event ofRead More


Confirmed cases of West Nile found in Saskatoon mosquitoes

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Mosquitoes caught in two traps within Saskatoon city limits have confirmed cases of West Nile Virus. The Saskatchewan Health Authority and the City of Saskatoon are cautioning residents to take care to help lower their chance of coming into contact with the virus. The greatest risk of infection, according to the health authority, is during dusk and dawn when Mosquitoes are most active. Those infected with the virus experience minimal symptoms, but in rare cases it will develop into West Nile virus neuroinvasive disease, which can lead to brain inflammationRead 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


Three dead, three others hurt after crash at Brampton-Vaughan boundary

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Chris Herhalt, CTV News Toronto Published Saturday, August 4, 2018 9:56PM EDT Last Updated Saturday, August 4, 2018 11:20PM EDT A woman and two children are dead and three others were hurt in a crash at the boundary between Brampton and Vaughan on Saturday night. Peel Regional Police Const. Iryna Yashnyk said they were called to the intersection of Highway 50 and Countryside Drive at 9:02 p.m. for a report of a two-vehicle crash involving an SUV and a Corvette. A 47-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene andRead More


Thousands in Windsor-Essex to be impacted by social assistance changes

Changes to social assistance in Ontario will impact thousands of people in Windsor-Essex. The Progressive Conservatives are pushing the pause button on the previous Liberal government’s system, and replacing it with one of their own. As part of the changes, the promised three per cent increase to Ontario Works and ODSP recipients will be slashed in half, to 1.5 per cent. Stats show there are 8,200 cases with Ontario Works, and 13,500 ODSP cases in Windsor-Essex. One of those residents impacted by the change is Windsor resident Emily Sadowski. SheRead More


Iran’s currency hits record low as U.S. sanctions loom

People cross Jomhouri-e-Eslami

Amir Vahdat And David Rising, The Associated Press Published Monday, July 30, 2018 2:29PM EDT TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s currency plummeted to a record low Monday, a week before the United States restores sanctions lifted under the unraveling nuclear deal, giving rise to fears of prolonged economic suffering and further civil unrest. Already last month, protesters clashed with police outside parliament in Tehran in three days of demonstrations sparked by the Iranian rial plunging to nearly 90,000 to the dollar. That followed country-wide economic protests in December and January, inRead More


2 taken to hospital following single-vehicle crash in Woolwich

2 taken to hospital following single-vehicle crash in Woolwich

CTV Kitchener Published Friday, July 27, 2018 11:13PM EDT Last Updated Friday, July 27, 2018 11:43PM EDT Two people were taken to hospital with minor injuries following a crash in Woolwich on Friday night. The single-vehicle crash happened just before 10 p.m. on Bridge Street East between Hollinger Crescent and Ebycrest Road. Police said the car left the roadway and hit a hydro pole, landing in the ditch. There is no word yet on what caused the collision or if charges will be laid. The road will remain closed asRead More


Hail pounds Toronto during intense storm

Hail pounds Toronto during intense storm

Hail pummeled parts of Toronto Thursday as a powerful summer storm swept through the city and brought highway traffic to a standstill. The rain began shortly after 4 p.m., falling in heavy sheets. Environment Canada issued a severe thunderstorm warning due to concerns of large hail, damaging winds, lightning strikes and “torrential” rainfall. The strong storm is expected to strike several regions within the Greater Toronto Area and pass by mid-evening. Videos show sheets of rain blasting roads and halting traffic along Highway 401. Other photos show an ominous wallRead More