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Tough decision for Herongate residents

Tough decision for Herongate residents

CTV Ottawa Published Friday, August 31, 2018 6:33PM EDT Last Updated Friday, August 31, 2018 10:58PM EDT Many residents in the Herongate area are still scrambling for somewhere to go after their landlord handed them an eviction notice back in May. The townhomes are owned by Timbercreek and run between Heron Road, Sandalwood Drive and Baycrest Drive. The townhouses are old and in drastic need of repair. There are 150 townhomes set to be demolished – 105 units were occupied when eviction notice was given. There are on average fiveRead More


Tests confirm Oxford man has West Nile Virus

West Nile Virus

An Oxford County resident has tested positive for West Nile Virus, in what is believed to be the first human case in the London area this year. The Southwestern Public Health Unit received laboratory confirmation that an adult tested positive the virus. Officials say the man was hospitalized but is now recovering at home. Routine surveillance found evidence of the virus in late July, when a mosquito pool in Woodstock tested positive for the virus. Since then, two additional traps have tested positive in Oxford County, officials say. In 2017,Read More


Student sues female professor he says sexually harassed him

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Larry Neumeister, The Associated Press Published Thursday, August 16, 2018 8:56PM EDT NEW YORK — A former New York University graduate student has sued a prominent professor, alleging she turned his dream of working with a world-class scholar “into more than three years of continuous and unabated sexual harassment, sexual assault and stalking.” The lawsuit was filed by Nimrod Reitman in state Supreme Court in Manhattan on Wednesday against the university and professor Avital Ronell. It said NYU failed to take action after Reitman told a vice provost about theRead More


Illegal grow-op located in farmer’s field

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CTV Kitchener Published Tuesday, August 7, 2018 12:38PM EDT Last Updated Tuesday, August 7, 2018 12:50PM EDT Police say that unknown suspects cleared a section of a farmer’s field in Norfolk County and planted several suspected marijuana plants. A concerned citizen contacted police after making the discovery on Saturday morning around 10 a.m. Ontario Provincial Police say the plants have since been removed. Police say there is numerous public safety risks associated with illegal grow-op sites. They are reminding the public that growing the drug illegally is a criminal operationRead More


Man dies while trying to run across Ottawa highway

OTTAWA — Provincial police say a man is dead after he tried to dart across an Ottawa highway late Sunday night. They say the pedestrian was struck on Highway 417 near St. Laurent Boulevard. Investigators say the man has yet to be identified. They say several westbound lanes of the highway remained closed on Monday morning. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rssfeeds.usatoday.com/usatoday-NewsTopStories” limit=”20″] USA News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rss.cnn.com/rss/cnn_us.rss” limit=”20″] ABC NEWS Headlines [su_feed url=”http://feeds.abcnews.com/abcnews/usheadlines” limit=”20″]


‘Hamilton’ creator announces arts fund for Puerto Rico

Lin-Manuel Miranda

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Lin-Manuel Miranda jumped up to a podium shortly after landing in Puerto Rico on Sunday to announce he has helped create a multimillion-dollar fund to boost the arts in the U.S. territory as it struggles to recover from Hurricane Maria. The “Hamilton” playwright said he hopes the fund will grow to $15 million in upcoming years. He added that he will donate all funds from the Broadway hit when it is performed January in Puerto Rico. “The goal wasn’t just artistic satisfaction, but how canRead More


Mickelson says he will try to act better on golf course

Phil Mickelson

GULLANE, Scotland — Phil Mickelson wishes he could take back the moment when he swatted a moving golf ball at the U.S. Open. “But there’s not much I can do about it now other than just try to … act a little better,” Mickelson said on Thursday at the Scottish Open. In his most extensive comments since he purposely violated the Rules of Golf at Shinnecock Hills, Mickelson said whatever backlash he receives from players and the public was his own doing. Mickelson was sliding far out of contention inRead More


Grey wolf habitat to open at Assiniboine Park Zoo Saturday

Wolf pack members

The wolf pack at Assiniboine Park Zoo is taking up new digs in time for the Father’s Day weekend. On Thursday, the zoo gave members of the media a sneak peek of the wolf habitat that will open Saturday. The new habitat includes a pond, a naturalized landscape and “many places for them to forage and dig,” said Johanna Soto, curator of animal care. Soto said the exhibit also includes a first for the Assiniboine Park Zoo – heated rocks the animals can perch on throughout the winter months. “TheRead More


Sudbury municipal race already heating up

Sudbury municipal race already heating up

Greater Sudbury has its first contenders for the mayor’s job, what will some of the key issues be? Callam Rodya reports. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rssfeeds.usatoday.com/usatoday-NewsTopStories” limit=”20″] USA News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rss.cnn.com/rss/cnn_us.rss” limit=”20″] ABC NEWS Headlines [su_feed url=”http://feeds.abcnews.com/abcnews/usheadlines” limit=”20″]


Man faces slew of charges going wrong way on 401, SIU investigating

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CTV London Published Thursday, May 31, 2018 3:27PM EDT Last Updated Thursday, May 31, 2018 5:46PM EDT A 20-year-old Lambton County man is facing numerous charges after going the wrong way on the 401 near Dutton. OPP say the incident happened Tuesday morning around 9 a.m. He is charged with the following: • Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle • Driving with more than 80 mgs of alcohol in blood • Driving while disqualified • Refuse to provide breath sample at road side  • Possession of a schedule I substance Read More