Ontario ‘open for business’ signs cost over $106,000


The Ontario government says a series of road signs declaring the province is open for business will cost taxpayers more than $106,000. A spokesman for Premier Doug Ford called the amount a “necessary cost” and says it will cover 25 signs at 18 locations near border crossings. The majority of the signs will be created by upgrading signs that are already in place, but four will be put in areas where new placards need to be built. Ford promised to create the signs during the spring election campaign as aRead More

Third Edmonton supervised injection set to open

Third Edmonton supervised injection set to open

Edmonton’s third supervised injection site will open at the Boyle McCauley Health Centre. The clinic’s basement will give users a place to use drugs with clean supplies and medical professionals to watch them. “Some of the clients need help, you know, finding a vein,” said Kim Carter, a licensed practical nurse at Boyle McCauley. “But we are not allowed to inject them.” The first two sites—at Boyle Street Community Services and George Spady Centre—were controversial when they opened, but officials told CTV News they are working. The two health centresRead More

Market Closes, Market to Open

Market Closes, Market to Open

From CTV Northern Ontario’s Matt Ingram: As the Sudbury Outdoor Farmer’s Market closes the door on another season, vendors are organizing an Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines [su_feed url=”” limit=”20″] USA News Headlines [su_feed url=”” limit=”20″] ABC NEWS Headlines [su_feed url=”” limit=”20″]

Regina’s new Costco to open next week


The new Costco in Regina’s east end will open next Friday. The store is located just off Highway 1. Costco will move from its current location at University Park Drive to the new spot in the Aurora Shopping Centre. The new store is larger, with more parking spaces and a bigger gas bar. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines [su_feed url=”” limit=”20″] USA News Headlines [su_feed url=”” limit=”20″] ABC NEWS Headlines [su_feed url=”” limit=”20″]

Polling stations for homeless voters open in Kitchener

An election sign on a door

A polling station for people without fixed addresses was set up in Kitchener on Thursday. The station was located at St. John’s Kitchen in the Working Centre and another one at the Ray of Hope. It took six years to make the project happen. “This is a space of welcome, inclusion and non-judgement for this population,” said Tom Friesen, an outreach worker at St. John’s. Many polling stations are set up in schools or churches, where some people experiencing homelessness have undergone trauma. Some people who voted at the St.Read More

What is open and closed on Thanksgiving Monday

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If you are planning a Thanksgiving feast for the holiday Monday, you might want to stock up on the stuffing and cranberry sauce in advance. Here is a list of what will be open and closed: What’s closed: Banks Government offices Post offices Most grocery stores LCBO and Beer Store locations  What’s open: Malls: Eaton Centre (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.), Vaughan Mills (10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Square One (11 a.m. to 6 p.m.), Pacific Mall (11 a.m. to 9 p.m.) Tourist attractions, including the Art Gallery of Ontario,Read More

Dunrobin’s Heart and Soul Café open for business after damaged by tornado

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A popular community hub in the town of Dunrobin is back up and running. The Heart and Soul Café was heavily damaged by the tornado on September 21st. The gift shop was also destroyed. Co-owner Jodie Bowen says it has been a busy two weeks. “They brought a crane in to remove the trees off the roof; they brought an arborist from Brockville to help with the cleanup.” She says there also a lot of help from the Samaritan’s Purse as well as community members. Since the café was running,Read More

Jones, Gushue open Grand Slam of Curling season with wins at Elite 10

Jennifer Jones

CHATHAM-KENT, Ont. — Reigning world champion Jennifer Jones and her Winnipeg-based rink beat Edmonton’s Chelsea Carey 4 & 2 on Wednesday to kick off the inaugural women’s competition at the Elite 10. It was a clean shutout for Jones, who scored checkmarks in four ends with Carey claiming none at the Grand Slam of Curling event. Originally a men’s invitational, the Grand Slam of Curling added a women’s division to the Elite 10 this season. Points are scored in match play by either counting two or more rocks (with theRead More

U.S. Open umpire tells AP he is focusing on ‘working again’

Tennis umpire Carlos Ramos

Andrew Dampf, The Associated Press Published Friday, September 14, 2018 7:43AM EDT Last Updated Friday, September 14, 2018 8:54AM EDT ZADAR, Croatia — The chair umpire who penalized Serena Williams in the U.S. Open final is pleased to be getting back to work. Carlos Ramos is assigned to the Davis Cup semifinal between Croatia and the United States this weekend in Zadar. “I’m just focusing on this tie and working again. That’s all I can say,” Ramos told The Associated Press before the opening singles between Borna Coric and SteveRead More

Serena Williams loses U.S. Open following arguments with umpire

Serena Williams loses U.S. Open following arguments with umpire

Howard Fendrich, The Associated Press Published Saturday, September 8, 2018 5:53PM EDT Last Updated Saturday, September 8, 2018 11:13PM EDT NEW YORK — The events and the arguing and the booing that would make this a U.S. Open final unlike any other began when Serena Williams’ coach made what she insisted was an innocent thumbs-up, but the chair umpire interpreted as a helpful signal. It was the second game of the second set Saturday, in a packed Arthur Ashe Stadium, and Williams’ bid for a record-tying 24th Grand Slam titleRead More