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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


Kyle Lowry has season-high 36 points as Raptors top Hornets 126-113

Dhiren Mahiban, The Canadian Press Published Wednesday, November 29, 2017 10:18PM EST TORONTO — Kyle Lowry’s season-high 36 points led the Toronto Raptors to a 126-113 win over the Charlotte Hornets at Air Canada Centre on Wednesday night. The Raptors (13-7) have won eight of their past nine meetings with the Hornets (8-12) and improve to 7-1 on home court this season. Charlotte has dropped three straight. Lowry finished with a career-high eight three-pointers made while shooting 12 for 18 from the field. DeMar DeRozan rebounded nicely after injuring hisRead More


Thieves saw through wall of Comox business

Thieves made off with $5,000 worth of merchandise after they sawed through the exterior wall of the I-Hos Gallery in Comox. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines


Holiday ideas from the LCBO

From CTV’s Rebecca Nobrega: LCBO has some ideas for your next holiday gathering. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines


Canadian Transportation Agency to deliver ruling on July Air Transat delays Thursday

We’ll learn Thursday what the Canadian Transportation Agency has to say about flight delays at the Ottawa Airport this past summer. Two Montreal-bound Air Transat flights from Europe were diverted to Ottawa because of bad weather on July 31st and sat for up to six hours on the tarmac. Passengers were not allowed to leave the planes and complained of a lack of air conditioning and water. One called 9-1-1. Both the Ottawa Airport and Air Transat have blamed each other for the delays and the passengers’ discomfort. The airlineRead More


N.B. distributing 2,500 naloxone kits to deal with opioid use

THE CANADIAN PRESS Published Wednesday, November 29, 2017 1:56PM AST Last Updated Wednesday, November 29, 2017 2:45PM AST FREDERICTON — The New Brunswick government has introduced a naloxone kit program in an effort to respond to the growing epidemic of opioid use in Canada. Health Minister Benoit Bourque says the government will spend $150,000 to buy about 2,500 kits. Naloxone temporarily reverses overdoses caused by opioid drugs such as fentanyl or heroin. The kits will be distributed free of charge through needle exchange programs with AIDS New Brunswick, AIDS MonctonRead More