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Police investigation underway in Brant County


Ontario Provincial Police say they executed a search warrant at a home in Brant County. According to police, it was carried out at a residence on Jerseyville Road early Thursday morning. Police say the organized crime enforcement bureau, the west region community street crime unit, tactics rescue unit, emergency response team, urban search and rescue response team, aviation search, west region support and forensic identification unit all descended on the property. Police say their investigation is continuing and in the meantime officers will remain at the scene. Source link #canadiannewsRead More

Beachgoers beware of riptides | CTV Atlantic News

Beachgoers beware of riptides | CTV Atlantic News

Sue Barclay Gallant’s husband Dan drowned after being pulled out to sea by a powerful undertow at a Prince Edward Island beach and she’s speaking out to prevent more tragedies. She says not enough is known about the phenomenon and beachgoers need to be made aware of the risks, especially since danger can strike so quickly. Barclay Gallant said the whole incident in which her husband drowned took only minutes. “All of a sudden, there was, I’m going to call it a rogue wave that almost knocked everybody over,” sheRead More

High court says libel suit against Israeli newspaper should be heard in Israel

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OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada says a Canadian businessman who claims he was defamed by an Israeli newspaper will have to pursue his libel case in Israel. Mitchell Goldhar, who owns a soccer team based in Tel Aviv, filed a defamation suit in 2011 against Israel’s oldest newspaper, Haaretz, over an article about his management style and business practices. The story appeared in print and on the newspaper’s Hebrew and English-language websites. Lower courts in Canada said Goldhar’s suit could proceed here, but in a 6-3 ruling, theRead More

Public inquiry sparked by Wettlaufer case begins today in Ontario


The Canadian Press Published Tuesday, June 5, 2018 5:12AM EDT Last Updated Tuesday, June 5, 2018 5:20AM EDT ST. THOMAS, Ont. — A public inquiry examining the circumstances that allowed a long-term care nurse to kill elderly patients in her care is set to get underway today in St. Thomas, Ont. The inquiry, led by Ontario Court of Appeal judge Eileen Gillese, will examine systemic factors that allowed Elizabeth Wettlaufer to inject more than a dozen patients with overdoses of insulin while working at long-term care homes and private residencesRead More

PC Leader Ford’s lack of platform attacked at debate by NDP and Liberal leaders

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TORONTO — Doug Ford came under repeated attack from both the NDP and Liberal leaders during Sunday’s provincial election debate for not yet presenting a full platform, when Ontarians are already casting their ballots in advanced polls. Recent polls have suggested the NDP has surpassed Ford’s Progressive Conservatives in popular support, which also made party leader Andrea Horwath a target in the third and final televised debate of the campaign. But she shot back at Ford after he slammed the NDP over an error in the party’s platform that meansRead More

‘The beauty of our land is going to be drastically changed’: Wildfire evacuees worry about community left behind

'The beauty of our land is going to be drastically changed': Wildfire evacuees worry about community left behind

As the evacuation of Little Grand Rapids, Man. winds down residents from the community are left worried about their community. A total of around 1100 people from Little Grand Rapids and the nearby Pauingassi First Nation had to be flown to Winnipeg due to a large wildfire burning out of control near the two communities. As of Thursday afternoon the Canadian Red Cross said 18 people remained in Little Grand Rapids while 219 people still required transportation out of Pauingassi. The Red Cross expected Thursday afternoon that everyone would beRead More

‘Foolishness’: Stevie Wonder likens Kanye slavery comments to denying Holocaust

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WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – Stevie Wonder has called out Kanye West for saying slavery is a choice, calling the idea “foolishness” and likening it to Holocaust denial. Wonder brought up West without prompting during an interview Thursday after a show at a West Hollywood club. “There’s been a lot of talk about what was said by Kanye,” Wonder said. “I want people to understand that the truth is the truth and a lie is a lie. “We all know that slavery was not a choice,” he went on. “So IRead More

Flaming rabbit blamed for sparking Saskatchewan wildfire

Flaming rabbit blamed for sparking Saskatchewan wildfire

Two schools on a Saskatchewan First Nation were evacuated Monday after a controlled blaze suddenly erupted into a wildfire. The cause of the chaos, officials believe, was a flaming rabbit. The planned fire was carried out by a fire department on Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation, about 90 kilometres north of Saskatoon. But when fire officials thought their controlled blaze was over, it suddenly reignited, according to councilor Kevin Seesequasis, who oversees emergency management in the community. “Unfortunately, after a controlled burn was conducted and thought-to-be extinguished, a rabbit-on-fire (yes,Read More

Fire ban implemented in Corman Park following grass fires

Fire ban implemented in Corman Park following grass fires

The RM of Corman Park is implementing a fire ban after two major fires over the weekend. On Saturday, a controlled burn quickly became unmanageable as dry conditions fueled the flames. Saskatoon fire crews responded to a large grass fire near Auction Mart Road. The fire threatened three homes. Two were saved by crews, but one had extensive damages. Then on Sunday, a house fire on an acreage in the RM of Blucher quickly spread. Winds gusting between 35 to 40 km/hr pushed the fire towards three homes to theRead More

City is ‘proud’ it appears to be cleaner, but still needs help

City is ‘proud’ it appears to be cleaner, but still needs help

The snow is all gone but it’s left a few things behind: winter grime, dirt and garbage. They’re all visible on sidewalks and greenspaces, and the City of Edmonton is asking people to pull together to clean up. “The city cannot do it all. The city is getting bigger; we have a limited number of staff who can deal with that problem,” Don Belanger, who helps run Capital City Clean Up (CCCU), said. CCCU is recruiting volunteers for its annual clean up events. People can pick up kits with suppliesRead More