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1 dead, 1 injured in cougar attack in Washington state

Washington cougar attack

NORTH BEND, Wash. — One man was killed and another seriously injured when they encountered a cougar Saturday while mountain biking in Washington state, officials said. Authorities said the two men were on a morning bike ride in the foothills near North Bend when the attack occurred. The town is about 30 miles (48 kilometres) east of Seattle. The mountain lion ran into the woods and officers with the Washington Department of Fish and Game later tracked it down and shot and killed it, said Capt. Alan Myers of theRead More


Royal wedding live: Crowds gather to watch Prince Harry, Meghan Markle tie the knot

Royal wedding live: Crowds gather to watch Prince Harry, Meghan Markle tie the knot

Amid perfectly blue skies and warm sunshine, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have arrived at St. George’s Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle, ready to exchange their wedding vows. Harry arrived accompanied by his brother Prince William, both dressed in the uniform of the Blues and Royals as they made their way by foot up to the doors of St. George’s Chapel. Highlights so far: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will receive new titles: Duke and Duchess of Sussex Wedding guests include Oprah, George and Amal Clooney, David andRead More


Sudbury artist has colourful plans for underpass

Sudbury artist has colourful plans for underpass

Now that it’s rebuilt, a local artist has some colourful plans for the new Elgin Street underpass in Sudbury. Lyndsay Moggy reports. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines


Feds deny Russian rumours that 3 Canadian soldiers were killed in Ukraine

Feds deny Russian rumours that 3 Canadian soldiers were killed in Ukraine

Federal officials have flatly denied online rumours circulated by Russian social media accounts that three Canadian soldiers working in Ukraine were killed by a landmine. The Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces told CTV News that the claims are totally false, and that there are no Canadians who have been injured or killed. The false claim appears to have been first reported on a Russian-language website that cites the pro-Russian group the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR). The separatist group, which receives financial backing from Russia, was declaredRead More


Charges expected after truck slams into back of school bus in P.E.I.

The RCMP are investigating after a pickup truck slammed into the back of a school bus carrying 26 children in Central Bedeque, P.E.I. Police say the collision happened on Route 171 around 3:20 p.m. Thursday. Police say the school bus had stopped to allow children to exit the vehicle when it was struck from behind by the truck. No one was injured in the collision. Police say the incident is under investigation, but charges under the Highway Traffic Act are expected to be laid against the driver of the truck.Read More


Nearly a quarter of Ontario opioid prescriptions exceeded guidelines: Study

TORONTO — Nearly a quarter of first-time opioid prescriptions in Ontario from April 2015 to March 2016 exceeded recommended dose limits introduced in 2017. Researchers say 23.9 per cent of initial opioid prescriptions in Ontario during that time had a daily dose of more than 50 milligram morphine equivalents. That’s more than the threshold set last year for North American physicians treating chronic non-cancer pain with opioids like oxycodone, hydromorphone and the fentanyl patch. The year-old guidelines suggest opioids be restricted to less than the equivalent of 90 milligrams ofRead More


Repeat child porn offender Shane Pattison not eligible for treatment in prison: parole officer

Repeat child porn offender Shane Pattison not eligible for treatment in prison: parole officer

Warning: Extremely graphic content A man twice convicted of child pornography-related offences “fell through the cracks” when it came to receiving treatment while in prison after his first series of offences, according to a lawyer and parole officer. A long-term offender hearing is underway for Shane Dale Pattison at Saskatoon Court of Queen’s Bench. Pattison was deemed a low-risk to reoffend by an intake team when he first went to prison in 2012 after pleading guilty to 53 child porn-related offences. Jessica Diks, his parole officer in the facility, testifiedRead More


Election candidates dividing minimum wage earners

Election candidates dividing minimum wage earners

The Liberal government pledged to raise minimum wage from $14 per hour to $15 per hour in the new year. PC leader Doug Ford has said he will scrap the extra $1 per hour increase in favour of a 0 per cent income tax on minimum wage earners, which his party estimates as a $500-million cost to the province. But according to NDP leader Andrea Horwath, that does minimum wage earners a disservice. “It’s very clear that the tax cut that he’s proposing is going to rip people off byRead More


Howie Mandel says comedy festival bigger than Gilbert Rozon

Howie Mandel

MONTREAL – Howie Mandel says Montreal’s Just For Laughs will move forward without founder Gilbert Rozon, stressing the comedy festival is not about one person. The Canadian-born comedian led an investor group that acquired the festival in March after it was put up for sale. The new owners include U.S. talent agency ICM Partners. Just For Laughs was rocked last fall after several women came forward with allegations of sexual assault and sexual harassment against Rozon, who was also majority stakeholder. Mandel tells The Canadian Press the comedy festival isRead More


Former ‘Indian Hospital’ patients launch class-action lawsuit

Former 'Indian Hospital' patients launch class-action lawsuit

Tony Merchant has launched a class action lawsuit surrounding alleged medical experiments and testing conducted on Indigenous patients back when “Indian Hospitals” were in operation. Sixty-five-year-old Klyne Alexson is one of the people involved in the lawsuit, saying he was in the former Fort Qu’Appelle Sanitarium from six months old until he was three, as doctors said he had a collapsed lung from tuberculosis. “It was a nightmare,” Alexson told CTV News. He said he still has flashbacks of dark rooms and children crying. He also says he remembers beingRead More