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Confirmed cases of West Nile found in Saskatoon mosquitoes

Mosquito

Mosquitoes caught in two traps within Saskatoon city limits have confirmed cases of West Nile Virus. The Saskatchewan Health Authority and the City of Saskatoon are cautioning residents to take care to help lower their chance of coming into contact with the virus. The greatest risk of infection, according to the health authority, is during dusk and dawn when Mosquitoes are most active. Those infected with the virus experience minimal symptoms, but in rare cases it will develop into West Nile virus neuroinvasive disease, which can lead to brain inflammationRead More


One dead, two seriously injured following crash near Mitchell

RCMP

Ahmar Khan, CTV Winnipeg Published Saturday, August 11, 2018 6:02PM CST Last Updated Saturday, August 11, 2018 9:50PM CST One person is dead after a multi-vehicle crash just two kilometres east of Mitchell, Man. The collision happened at 10:15 a.m. on Friday, August 10 on Highway 52. A gravel truck was headed westbound and signaled to go south and slowed down for eastbound traffic to clear. According to RCMP, a van came to stop behind the gravel truck and was promptly struck from behind by a pickup truck. The vanRead More


Study suggests aspirin reduces HIV target cells in women

Study suggests aspirin reduces HIV target cells in women

Women who regularly take aspirin could significantly reduce inflammation associated with contracting HIV, new research finds. The pilot study, released Thursday, does not suggest that taking aspirin will prevent transmission of the disease. The research also did not factor in men. However, researchers at the University of Manitoba say further research could build on the pilot study and one day prove that aspirin — a cheap, widely accessible drug — is another effective tool for HIV prevention. The report included researchers from the universities of Manitoba, Waterloo and Nairobi andRead More


Construction begins for Windsor’s Miracle League diamond

Miracle League Baseball Diamond

After just one year of fundraising, Riverside Minor Baseball is breaking ground on a new Miracle League baseball diamond in east Windsor. A sod turning ceremony was held Wednesday morning to mark the official start of construction. The field, next to the existing Riverside baseball diamonds on Wyandotte Street East, will allow children with disabilities to participate in minor baseball programs. The Farrow Riverside Miracle Field is modeled after the existing one in Amherstburg. The diamond is part of a $2.5-million project on property leased from the city last October.Read More


Man airlifted to trauma centre, woman taken to hospital following head-on crash

Man airlifted to trauma centre, woman taken to hospital following head-on crash

CTV Kitchener Published Friday, August 3, 2018 5:30PM EDT Last Updated Friday, August 3, 2018 6:42PM EDT A man was air lifted to hospital and a woman was taken to hospital after a three-vehicle collision just outside Drayton. “As a result of the collision a man in his 50s was airlifted to a trauma centre. His female passenger was then transported by ambulance to a local hospital with serious, but non, life-threatening injuries,” said Joshua Cunningham, with the Ontario Provincial Police. The crash happened on Wellington Road 12 around 2Read More


Leading Chinese Buddhist monk accused of sexual misconduct

Buddhism in China

BEIJING – One of China’s highest-ranking Buddhist monks is facing a government investigation over accusations of sexual misconduct, in what is seen by some as an indication the #MeToo movement is gaining traction in the world’s most populous nation. Longquan Monastery abbot Shi Xuecheng is accused of harassing and demanding sexual favours from numerous female nuns in a 95-page statement compiled by two fellow monks at the storied centre of Buddhist learning in Beijing. The statement including testimony from the alleged victims leaked this week on social media, prompting anRead More


New tax on Ottawa Airbnb rentals

Airbnb

Airbnb users are now paying a tax on their nightly rental in Ottawa. Starting today, Airbnb will collect a four per cent “municipal accommodation tax” on all Ottawa listings. The tax will then be remitted to the City of Ottawa to help support Ottawa tourism. Ottawa was the first Ontario city to enter into a Municipal Accommodation Tax collection agreement with Airbnb. In January, the City of Ottawa imposed a four per cent Municipal Accommodation Tax on hotel rooms in Ottawa.  The money is used to support the tourism industry.Read More


Police searching for pair of missing kids last seen in the North End

Winnipeg police

The Winnipeg Police Service is asking for the public’s help in finding 9-year-old Farah Dunsford and 10-year-old Sheamus Duck. The two kids were last seen around Powers Street and Selkirk Avenue at approximately 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 28. Dunsford was seen wearing a blue t-shirt and black pants. Duck was wearing a black t-shirt with an Air Jordan logo, black and blue baseball cap and black pants. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Winnipeg Police Service at 204-986-9250 or submit a tip through Crime Stoppers. Source linkRead More


EPS releases sketch of man wanted in waterpark sexual assault

composite sketch

Police are looking for man involved in a sexual assault that took place at the waterpark inside West Edmonton Mall. On July 1, a 24-year-old woman was swimming in the pool when she was inappropriately touched by the man at about 5:30 p.m. that day. Police have released the composite sketch in hopes someone may recognize him after exhausting all other investigative options. The suspect is described as: About 40 years old 5‘7” tall and 195 lbs Dark-skinned with distinct dark skin pigmentation around eyes and mouth Police said theRead More


Day two of Capital Pointe appeal to begin with cross examination of engineer

Capital Pointe

Day two of the Capital Pointe appeal is set to get underway on Wednesday morning. On the first day of the appeal, the Saskatchewan Building and Accessibility Standards Appeal Board heard testimony from an expert witness for Westgate Properties Ltd., who owns the development. The witness, Kai-Sing Hui has been retained as the engineer of record for the project for the next six months. Back in April, the city ordered the developer to fill the hole, after communication from the previous engineer of record indicated that the temporary shoring ofRead More