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After Brown bows out, new possibilities in local PC nomination race

After Brown bows out, new possibilities in local PC nomination race

After a decision he says took a lot of thought, former PC leader Patrick Brown has bowed out of provincial politics. His message on Twitter Thursday night reading “I will not be running in the upcoming provincial election.” The message came just minutes after the party’s provincial nomination committee unanimously decided to block brown from running in Barrie-Springwater-Oro Medonte. Today, Garfield Dunlop, the veteran MPP who resigned so Brown could seek a seat at Queen’s Park, announced he wants his job back, in the newly created riding. “This is reallyRead More

Researchers develop 3D-printed stethoscope for use in war zones, low-income areas

Researchers develop 3D-printed stethoscope for use in war zones, low-income areas

Although it’s taken for granted here in Canada, the modern stethoscope is unavailable to health care professionals in certain parts of the world because of its prohibitive cost. The standard stethoscope can often cost several hundred dollars, which prevents physicians working in low-income communities or war zones from using them. That is, until now. A team of researchers in London, Ont. say they have created an open-source and clinically validated template to 3D-print plastic stethoscopes in less than three hours and for less than $3.  And the best part? TheRead More

Windsor woman dies in Florida crash

Elizabeth Wilkki

A traffic accident in Florida has claimed the life of a Windsor woman. The Lee County Sheriff’s Department in Fort Myers reports a couple – Elizabeth and George Wilkki were crossing a highway – when they were sideswiped by a Chevy Pickup leaving a Walmart parking lot on Wednesday afternoon. George Wilkki was a former solicitor for Windsor and his wife who also worked for the city. They were thrown to the ground and sent to hospital. Elizabeth Wilkki later died of her injuries, while George Wilkki`s injuries were notRead More

Virtue, Moir win eighth Canadian ice dance title

Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue

VANCOUVER — Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are big believers in pushing boundaries. So when they returned to the competitive arena last season after a two-year hiatus, the three-time world champions weren’t content with being the same skaters that left the sport after their silver medal performance at the Sochi Olympics. Virtue and Moir won their eighth Canadian ice dance title Saturday, with a program to music from “Moulin Rouge!” that was both passionate and provocative. In one particularly steamy lift that prompted questions from reporters, Virtue sticks a toeRead More

Canadiens’ Danault taken off ice on stretcher after taking Chara shot to head

Montreal Canadiens' Phillip Danault on stretcher

The Canadian Press Published Saturday, January 13, 2018 10:26PM EST Last Updated Saturday, January 13, 2018 11:04PM EST Montreal Canadiens centre Phillip Danault was taken off the ice on a stretcher after being hit in the head by a Zdeno Chara slapshot on Saturday night. The rising shot at 18:23 of the second period looked to hit Danault on the side of the head. He lay on the ice for several minutes before being lifted onto a stretcher and taken away for treatment. He was moving and appeared to beRead More

A mile of toonies

A mile of toonies

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Police officials want more resources for Innisfil, Bradford

As the towns of Bradford West Gwillimbury and Innisfil continue to grow, there are concerns that police resources aren’t. The South Simcoe Police services board presented its 2018 budget to both town councils before Christmas. Both municipalities approved the addition of four new officers. “The population between Bradford and Innisfil is growing or has grown upwards of 35 per cent over the last four to five years, and the police service is basically status quo and has been for the last 10 years,” says Dan Tucker, president of the SouthRead More

Accused in attacks fit to stand trial, but second assessment not yet complete

Abdulahi Hasan Sharif

The man accused in the Sept. 30 attacks in Edmonton has been found fit to stand trial, although an assessment on his mental state at the time of the alleged assaults has not been completed. Abdulahi Hasan Sharif appeared in court Friday on the 11 charges he faced in connection to the attack – where an Edmonton Police Service officer was hit by a vehicle and then stabbed, and hours later, a cube van hit four people in the downtown core. His lawyer told court Friday an assessment found SharifRead More

More female officers accuse WRPS colleagues of discrimination

More female officers accuse WRPS colleagues of discrimination

Two current Waterloo Regional Police officers and one former officer have sworn affidavits as part of a proposed class-action lawsuit against the region’s police board and police union, alleging a culture of sexual harassment that leaves female officers afraid to report misconduct. The legal action was launched last year, when a current officer and a former officer came forward with allegations that they were repeatedly harassed and abused. Like the earlier claims, none of the new allegations have been tested in court. The lawyer representing Waterloo Regional Police in theRead More

Montreal explorers discover Ice Age-era cave under the city

Ben Cousins, Staff Published Saturday, December 2, 2017 6:34PM EST Last Updated Saturday, December 2, 2017 7:58PM EST Explorers in Montreal have made the underground discovery of a lifetime: a giant cave that weaves under one of the city’s public parks. A cave below Parc Pie-XII in Saint-Leonard, a neighbourhood in Montreal, was already available for people to walk through. But Luc Le Blanc, one of the people credited with the most recent discovery, says the new section was uncovered just behind the old cave. The newly-discovered cavern isRead More