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10,000 Montrealers sign petition opposing driving ban over Mount Royal

10,000 Montrealers sign petition opposing driving ban over Mount Royal

CTV Montreal Published Monday, February 19, 2018 6:17PM EST Last Updated Monday, February 19, 2018 6:32PM EST The backlash is growing over the city’s plans to block cars from going over Mount Royal. More than 10,000 people have now signed a petition opposing the move, and editorialists from La Presse and The Gazette have come out against it. “It equates to social engineering, telling people how they’re going to live. And it’s not going to really reduce the number of cars on the mountain, it’s going to increase the numberRead More


Potentially huge losses from future earthquakes in Eastern Canada: study

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Peter Rakobowchuk, The Canadian Press Published Saturday, January 13, 2018 8:24AM EST MONTREAL — While people in British Columbia are mindful of the fact they could eventually face some of the strongest earthquakes in the world, at least one study warns there’s a lack of awareness of the risk in Eastern Canada. One report released last summer predicts Montrealers could suffer $45 billion in economic losses if the city were to experience an earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale. That’s the estimated strength of a tremor that hit MontrealRead More


Motorhead guitarist Fast Eddie Clarke dies at 67

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LONDON – British hard rock band Motorhead says former guitarist Edward “Fast Eddie” Clarke has died aged 67. Motorhead says on Facebook that Clarke died Wednesday in a hospital while being treated for pneumonia. Clarke joined Motorhead soon after it was founded in 1975 by former Hawkwind bassist Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister. He was the final survivor of the band’s classic lineup: Lemmy, Clarke and drummer Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor. Kilmister and Taylor both died in 2015. Clarke’s time in Motorhead produced some of the band’s biggest hits, including the ferociousRead More


E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce appears to be over, agency says

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Peter Cameron, The Canadian Press Published Wednesday, January 10, 2018 10:30PM AST The Public Health Agency of Canada says a deadly E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce appears to be over. The agency says as of Wednesday there have been 42 cases of E. coli illness reported in five provinces — eight in Ontario, 15 in Quebec, five in New Brunswick, one in Nova Scotia and 13 in Newfoundland and Labrador. Seventeen people were hospitalized and one person died. It says there have been no reports on the onsetRead More


No charges after Toronto police Tasered psychiatric patient multiple times: SIU

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TORONTO — Ontario’s police watchdog says no charges are warranted after a psychiatric patient at a downtown Toronto hospital suffered a broken hip when Tasered multiple times by police officers. The Special Investigations Unit said in a release Tuesday that the hospital made a 911 call for assistance with a patient on Sept. 24, 2016, and the man was subdued by a conducted energy weapon and then sedated by hospital staff. Late on Sept. 27, police again responded to a 911 call regarding the same patient in the psychiatric intensiveRead More


CTF says high electricity bills are hurting Chatham hospital

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) says soaring electricity bills at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance are unsustainable. CTF says documents it obtained show the electricity bills for the hospital have grown from $1,230,757 in 2012-13 to $1,477,700 in 2016-17, an increase of more than 20 per cent. “How is Chatham-Kent Health Alliance expected to manage their budget when electricity bills have rising (sic) dramatically every year?” a news release quotes  CTF Ontario Director, Christine Van Geyn. “The more the hospital has to spend keeping their lights on, the fewer resources they haveRead More


Mild, above average temperatures to dominate this winter, Environment Canada says

CTVNews.ca Staff Published Saturday, December 2, 2017 11:07AM EST Last Updated Saturday, December 2, 2017 11:24AM EST In tune with the balmy conditions felt this fall in southern Ontario, Environment Canada is calling for a mild winter ahead with above-average temperatures for much of Eastern Canada. But for winter-weather enthusiasts, Environment Canada climatologist David Phillips said the upcoming season won’t disappoint. A “white Christmas” is highly anticipated in southern Ontario, although conditions won’t be as snowy – or as soggy – as winters past. “Overall, we think [in terms of]Read More


North Bay Easter Seals celebrity hockey tournament

CTV Northern Ontario’s Joey Slattery: Former NHL stars hit the ice in North Bay to raise money for families of children with disabilities. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines


Ban on new admissions at Caressant Care home lifted

A Woodstock long-term care home barred from admitting new residents for most of 2017 is now allowed to do so. Caressant Care says the province has lifted its halt on admissions at its Woodstock facility, meaning admissions will resume next week. In a press release, the company said it would be working with the South West Local Health Integration Network to ensure things go smoothly for any new residents moved to Caressant Care. The province had ordered the home to stop admitting new residents in January. Inspection reports showed thatRead More


The silence after the blast: How the Halifax Explosion was nearly forgotten

Brett Bundale, THE CANADIAN PRESS Published Thursday, November 30, 2017 11:45AM AST HALIFAX — A boy presses his small face up to a cold window pane. It’s an early winter morning, and two ships in Halifax harbour are exchanging a cacophony of horn blasts. Vessels use these loud whistles as they pass, the boy’s mom explains. But today, Dec. 6, 1917, they do not pass. The Norwegian relief vessel, the SS Imo, collides with a French munitions ship laden with explosives, the SS Mont Blanc. For 19-1/2 minutes, a dazzlingRead More