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Kitchener truck driver charged in drug smuggling case

Kitchener truck driver charged in drug smuggling case

A Kitchener man was found guilty of importing a substance and possession for the purpose of trafficking. Drago Knezevic was crossing the border from the United States to Canada driving a transport truck in 2011. During a secondary inspection at the Ambassador Bridge from Detroit to Windsor, Canadian border officers found two suitcases containing 39 bricks of cocaine. The estimated street value of the drug was $3.9 million. Knezevic was shipping raspberries from California to Etobicoke. He was found not guilty during his first trial, when he denied knowing aboutRead More


1 man shot, another assaulted in Portage la Prairie: RCMP

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CTV Winnipeg Published Sunday, July 15, 2018 1:06PM CST Last Updated Sunday, July 15, 2018 1:08PM CST RCMP are reporting a 20-year-old man was shot around midnight on Sunday near 17th Street NW in Portage la Prairie, while an 18-year-old man nearby was seriously assaulted The victim of the shooting was transported to hospital in stable condition. The assault victim was taken to hospital in unstable condition, but his health has since improved. Police said both of the victims are from Portage la Prairie and investigators do not believe theseRead More


Frozen berry mixes recalled due to possible salmonella contamination

Europe's best field berry recall

CTV Montreal Published Saturday, July 14, 2018 1:12PM EDT Last Updated Saturday, July 14, 2018 1:13PM EDT Health Canada says a brand of frozen mixed berries is being recalled because of possible salmonella contamination. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says Hain Celestial Canada, ULC is recalling Europe’s Best brand Field Berry Mixes. It says the recall was triggered by a recall in another country, but no illnesses associated with the product have been reported. It says the brand’s 600 gram bags of Field Berry Mix and 2 kilogram bags ofRead More


Do you know what to do if you are robbed?

Do you know what to do if you are robbed?

North Bay police are warning store owners to be prepared after an increase of convenience store robberies. Eric Taschner reports. 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” limit=”20″]


RCMP investigating after man stabbed during Porters Lake home invasion

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Halifax District RCMP are investigating after a man was stabbed during a violent home invasion in Porters Lake, N.S. Police say they received a report before 3:30 a.m. Friday that a 26-year-old man had arrived at the Dartmouth General Hospital with a stab wound. Police say the victim was alone at a residence on Meadowview Drive when two masked men entered the home and assaulted him. Police say the man was stabbed during the altercation and then drove himself to hospital. His injuries are not life-threatening. Police say the investigationRead More


Marijuana affects development of unborn baby fish: U of A study

Marijuana affects development of unborn baby fish: U of A study

Researchers at the University of Alberta said a new study provides a glimpse into how marijuana could affect human embryos. For a year and a half, they studied the impact of THC and CBD, two chemicals found in marijuana, on zebrafish embryos. Researchers tried several different dosages, comparable to the amounts people use for medicinal or recreational purposes. The study followed the fish from fertilization to adulthood. It found significant impacts on the physical and mental development of the embryos. At the highest levels, it even affected survival rates ofRead More


Even with the heat, many staying away from N.B. beach

Even with the heat, many staying away from N.B. beach

Monday was a perfect beach day, with a cooling breeze off the water that made low 30s temperatures bearable. With the all-clear given for swimming at Parlee Beach by the Department of Health, many ventured into the water. “We heard it’s a nice beach and we did check the conditions,” said beachgoer Andy Lacroix. “Yesterday wasn’t safe and today it is, so we thought we would check it out.” Sunday marked the ninth time this season swimming has been restricted. Eight were because of excessive rain, which can create surfaceRead More


EPS ask for assistance to locate teenage boy with autism

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Edmonton police are asking the public to help them find a 14-year-old with autism. Cory Brgan was last seen in the Bonnie Doon area on Sunday at around 1 p.m. Brgan has autism and other diagnoses that require medication, and he functions at the level of a seven-year-old, EPS said. He is fascinated by airplanes, trains and buses, likes to travel by transit, and has been found at the airport, Greyhound station and ETS Westwood Garage in the past, according to police. Brgan is described as 168 centimetres (5’6”) tall,Read More


Friday storm rips through Sask. campgrounds

A Friday night storm, caused damage to some Saskatchewan campgrounds. Picture courtesy of Terri Bjarnason.

A Friday night storm ripped through some Saskatchewan campgrounds on Friday night. Campers at Emma Lake, Murray Point and Morin Lake Regional Park awoke to destruction around their campgrounds. Thunder, heavy rain and intense plough winds made up the storm, with some uprooting trees that landedon trailers with people inside. Terri Bjarnason and her family were inside, when a tree fell on their camper. “It was really scary to see where exactly the tree fell compared to where I had been sitting. It’s right on the window where I hadRead More


Ford freezes salaries of public service managers, reviews executive pay

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TORONTO — Ontario’s new premier has frozen the wages of public service managers and ordered a review of executive and management compensation in his latest effort to curb government spending. A memo posted on the government website Friday — the day Doug Ford was sworn in as premier — says pending pay adjustments for managers, executives and staff not covered by collective bargaining will be on hold “until the new government can put in place an expenditure management strategy.” The documents says merit pay for the current performance cycle willRead More