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City Councillors divided on plans to bring Uber to Orillia

City Councillors divided on plans to bring Uber to Orillia

CTV Barrie Published Monday, July 16, 2018 8:02PM EDT Last Updated Monday, July 16, 2018 8:05PM EDT Orillia councillors have mixed opinions on plans to bring Uber to the city. Taxi drivers in Orillia must have a valid a drivers abstract, pass a criminal background check, and a vulnerable services check.The vulnerable services check speaks to any pardons for sexual or mental health criminal convictions from the past.Uber does driver abstract checks and criminal background checks but has said on record, that if the city of Orillia wants a vulnerableRead More


Rally and information picket planned for Tehumseh post office

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Postal workers at one Windsor-area location are prepared to take their concerns to the streets. Members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers Local 630 will be holding a community rally and information picket Monday morning at the Tecumseh Post Office from 8am to 11am. Organizers say the goal is to draw public awareness to what has been happening to their service over the last decade. The union says workers have been forced to work overtime to make up for the new business models Canada Post has been putting forwardRead More


Lac-Megantic anniversary to be marked by mass, public events

Lac-Megantic

LAC-MEGANTIC, Que. – A commemorative church service will be held in Lac-Megantic today to mark the five-year-anniversary of the train derailment that killed 47 people and destroyed part of downtown. Church bells will ring around noon to remember the victims who lost their lives on July 6, 2013, after a runaway train hauling tanker cars loaded with volatile crude oil barrelled into the town of 6,000, derailed and exploded. The service is part of a series of events being held through Sunday to commemorate the tragedy. The town has beenRead More


Police in St. Thomas say young teen gone missing

Aliyah Edwards

St. Thomas police continue to search for a missing 13-year-old girl. Police issued a release Saturday saying Aliyah Edwards was last seen Friday about 3:30 p.m. She has long dark hair, dyed red. She was last seen wearing purple jean shorts and a grey hoodie.  Aliyah was also reported missing last March but found safe. Anyone with information is asked to call St. Thomas police at 519-631-1224 Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rssfeeds.usatoday.com/usatoday-NewsTopStories” limit=”20″] USA News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rss.cnn.com/rss/cnn_us.rss”Read More


Tommy Chong reflects on life, marijuana and jokes as he turns 80

Tommy Chong turns 80

LOS ANGELES – Yeah man, Tommy Chong says he always knew he’d live to see the day marijuana legalization would be sweeping the country. He had no doubt when he and partner Cheech Marin pioneered stoner comedy 50 years ago, a time when taunting the establishment with constant reminders that they didn’t just play hippie potheads in the movies – they really were those guys – could have landed them in prison. Not even in 2003 when Chong was imprisoned for nine months for conspiring to distribute handcrafted artisanal bongsRead More


Fire danger rating lowered to moderate in Muskoka

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The forest fire danger rating in Muskoka has been lowered to moderate. Small fires are permitted in most areas, but no daytime burning is allowed. Last week, the fire danger rating was set to high and fireworks were banned in the Township of Muskoka Lakes. Residents are being encouraged to consult with their local fire departments for outdoor burning regulations.   Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rssfeeds.usatoday.com/usatoday-NewsTopStories” limit=”20″] USA News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rss.cnn.com/rss/cnn_us.rss” limit=”20″] ABC NEWS Headlines [su_feed url=”http://feeds.abcnews.com/abcnews/usheadlines”Read More


“Their lives were ruined”: Families of MK Ultra survivors planning class-action suit

"Their lives were ruined": Families of MK Ultra survivors planning class-action suit

Lindsay Richardson, CTV Montreal Published Sunday, May 20, 2018 6:44PM EDT Last Updated Sunday, May 20, 2018 7:15PM EDT By the time Phyllis Goldberg died in 2011, she’d spent the last 20 years of her life institutionalized – a “complete vegetable,” her niece recounts – an “infant.” In the cracked sepia photograph Marlene Levenson holds, her aunt is a young, optimistic woman – only 19 years old, pursuing a career as a nurse. But after an admission to the Allan Memorial Institute in 1945 to treat a bout of mildRead More


Two Morley women arrested following gas-and-dash in stolen car and Highway 1A crash

Ghost Station gas-and-dash crash

Two women were arrested and charged after an attempted getaway following a gas-and-dash was halted by a t-bone crash just metres away from the station. Mike Mondor, the owner of Ghost Gas Station and Campground, a convenience store and campground located along Highway 1A approximately 13 kilometres west of Cochrane, says a car pulled into the station Tuesday morning shortly before 10:00. One of the occupants of the car filled the tank but failed to pay. The theft wasn’t noticed at the time but surveillance camera footage verified the driverRead More


Painting newly attributed to Rembrandt on display in Amsterdam

Rembrandt

AMSTERDAM — A painting newly attributed to Dutch Golden Age master Rembrandt van Rijn went on display Wednesday in an Amsterdam museum. The Hermitage Amsterdam museum called it the first unknown Rembrandt to surface in 44 years. The unsigned, undated 17th-century portrait of a young man resplendent in a black cape and white lace ruff, at the time attributed to an unknown member of Rembrandt’s circle, caught the eye of Amsterdam art dealer Jan Six when an auction catalogue plopped onto his gallery’s doormat in 2016. “It’s that sort ofRead More


Canadian-born ‘Superman’ actress Margot Kidder dead at 69

Canadian-born 'Superman' actress Margot Kidder dead at 69

CTVNews.ca Staff Published Monday, May 14, 2018 12:51PM EDT Last Updated Monday, May 14, 2018 2:22PM EDT Margot Kidder, the Canadian-born actress who played Lois Lane in “Superman,” has died. She was 69. The actress passed away in her Montana home. There are no details yet on the cause of her death. Kidder’s family confirmed the news with CTV News. Kidder was born in Yellowknife in 1948. Even from a young age, she had ambitions of stardom. “From when she was very young she was determined she was going toRead More