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Unattended cooking causes fire at student residence

Waterloo Fire

Waterloo Fire says an unattended cooking pan is to blame for a fire at a student residence Saturday. Crews responded to a high-rise student building at 315 King Street North between Columbia Street and University Avenue around 4:30 p.m. They say the fire was in the residence’s common cooking area and sprinklers located in the room were able to extinguish the fire completely. Fire officials say upon investigation it was determined to be unattended cooking that was the cause. Some students were evacuated, but there were no injuries. Officials sayRead More

New Hamburg Canada Day gathering to charge admission

Canada Day in Wilmot

The biggest Canada Day party in New Hamburg won’t be free this year. Organizers of Canada Day in Wilmot say this year’s celebration will require paid admission due to declining sponsor and donor support. They say they want to keep the fee low, possibly at $5 per person or less. According to the organizers, the money is necessary to “maintain the expected quality of entertainment and attractions our community deserves to celebrate Canada Day.” This year will mark the 36th straight community party for Canada Day in New Hamburg. LastRead More

Nathan Gervais sentenced for breaching bail after skipping murder trial, fleeing Canada

Nathan Paul Gervais

A judge sentence Nathan Gervais to 15 months in jail on Monday after the man accused of murder missed his trial and left the country. The 23-year-old pleaded guilty to breaching his bail and, with credit for time served, will spend approximately seven months in jail. Gervais was scheduled to stand trial on a charge of first-degree murder in 2016 in connection with the swarming death of Lukas Strasser-Hird in 2013 but he failed to appear in court. A warrant was issued for Gervais’ arrest. In November 2017, Gervais wasRead More

Mother Nature co-operating in southern Alberta: Little chance of big flood

Alberta flooding

CALGARY — Alberta’s snowpack may be deep but officials say that doesn’t mean the recurrence of heavy flooding that devastated the southern part of the province nearly five years ago. Frank Frigo, leader of watershed analysis with the City of Calgary, says the snowpack from a particularly long winter was about 30 per cent higher than normal. But that doesn’t immediately translate into a spring flood. “In terms of precipitation, we see that we have weak La Nina conditions in the Pacific Ocean that led to that high snowpack,” FrigoRead More

Police searching for missing Severn Township man

Provincial police are appealing for the public’s help to locate a missing man from Severn Township. James Patreau, 55, is missing from a group home in Coldwater and was last seen on May 12th. Police says Patreau is known to go for a walk after dinner and usually returns around 8:30 p.m. for medication. He is described as 5’8”, 180lbs with a heavier build and short black hair. He was last seen wearing grey tracks pants with brown leather jacket. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around theRead More

Israel wins Eurovision with #MeToo inspired song


Israel won the Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon early Sunday after singer Netta Barzilai beat 25 other contestants with her uptempo song “Toy” whose lyrics were inspired by the #MeToo movement. The winning track, which contained refrains such as “I am not your toy, you stupid boy,” summed up the concerns of many women who have adopted the growing global movement against sexual harassment. The 25-year-old, who wore a multicoloured kimono, accompanied her winning performance with trills, clucking sounds and chicken-like dance moves in an eye-catching and bizarre performance thatRead More

‘Do not use’ water order in effect for one Saskatoon Costco store


A strict “do not use” water order is in effect for one of Saskatoon’s Costco stores. Hydrocarbons have been found in three water hydrants on the line that serves Costco in the Rosewood neighbourhood. The city said the discovery was made during the investigation into water problems in the Aspen Ridge neighbourhood. Hydrocarbons, which are oily substances, were found in the Aspen Ridge area several months ago. “Our investigation in Aspen Ridge revealed some information that led us to probe other areas under development and this is part of theRead More

Winnipeg Jets advance to Western Conference Final with convincing win over Nashville

Winnipeg Jets advance to Western Conference Final with convincing win over Nashville

The Winnipeg Jets playoff run continues following a 5-1 win in game 7 over the Nashville Predators. The Jets won 3 of 4 games at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville in a second round series which featured the top two teams in the league. No team won two games in a row in the series. The back and forth continued right up until the final buzzer. “I think right now we’re just thrilled to move on,” said Jets captain Blake Wheeler. “We’re pretty pleased to knock off a team like Nashville.”Read More

Hurricanes to hire former captain Rod Brind’Amour as coach

Rod Brind'Amour

RALEIGH, N.C. — A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that former Carolina captain Rod Brind’Amour is expected to be promoted to head coach of the Hurricanes. The person said the deal was being finalized and the announcement could come later this week. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the team has not publicly discussed its coaching search. Brind’Amour captained the Hurricanes’ only Stanley Cup championship team in 2006. He replaces Bill Peters, who opted out of his contract last month following his fourthRead More

London man charged possessing child porn

child porn

CTV London Published Monday, May 7, 2018 1:50PM EDT Last Updated Monday, May 7, 2018 1:55PM EDT A 34-year-old London man has been arrested and charged with possessing and accessing child pornography. Police raided an Avalon Street home Friday and seized numerous computers and devices. The suspect will appear in court Monday to answer to the charges. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines