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Women far outnumbered in STEM fields, census data shows

Morgan Lowrie, The Canadian Press Published Wednesday, November 29, 2017 5:13PM EST In the basement of McGill University’s engineering building, Elizabeth O’Meara punches the word “engineer” into a Google Image search and watches the screen fill with pictures of men in construction helmets. “It’s kind of disgraceful,” O’Meara tells her audience, a group of Grade 11 students she’s hoping to encourage to pursue her own field of study. “Not everyone wears hard hats in engineering. “And also, they’re all dudes. They’re also all white.” O’Meara, a 19-year old first-year bioengineeringRead More


NBA scores: Love leads Cavs over Heat after LeBron ejection

CLEVELAND — Kevin Love scored 32 of his 38 points in the first half, LeBron James was ejected for the first time in his career and the Cleveland Cavaliers extended their longest winning streak since 2015 to nine games by downing the Miami Heat 108-97 on Tuesday night. Love had his way with every defender Miami put on him, finishing 10 of 16 from the field and 14 of 17 on free throws. He scored 22 in the first quarter and the Cavs opened a 27-point lead before halftime. JamesRead More


Rideau Street merchants calling on Ottawa Police to increase foot patrols

CTV Ottawa Published Tuesday, November 28, 2017 10:54PM EST Last Updated Tuesday, November 28, 2017 11:12PM EST Downtown merchants are calling on Ottawa Police to increase foot patrols along Rideau Street. Peggy Ducharme, the Executive Director of the Ottawa Rideau BIA, has noticed an increase in crime in the area since police changed how they deploy front line workers. Ducharme collected nine letters from business owners and operators voicing their concerns. She says there are many others who have reached out privately. “There has been throughout the year an increasingRead More


Bones in incinerator photo likely from animal, archeologist tells Babcock trial

TORONTO – A photograph of what appears to be bones burning inside an animal incinerator was the focus of today’s testimony in the trial of two men accused of killing a young Toronto woman whose body has not been found. Scott Rufolo, an archeologist with the Canadian Museum of Nature, has testified that he believes the objects in the photo found on Dellen Millard’s phone are animal bones. Millard, 32, of Toronto, and Mark Smich, 30, of Oakville, Ont., have pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the presumed deathRead More


Woman’s body discovered following kitchen fire

Montreal police are investigating the death of a woman whose body was discovered after an apartment fire. The fire broke out around 11 a.m. in a building on Guimond St. near Letourneux Ave. and was quickly extinguished. Firefighters determined the fire began in the kitchen, and once the flames were out discovered the woman’s body. She has been identified as a 58-year-old woman although her name has not been released. An autopsy will be performed to determine if the woman died while cooking, or if her death came after theRead More


‘They’re somebody’s family’: Dozens of headstones spotted along N.B. beach

An unusual and eerie sight on a beach in Port Elgin, N.B., has some area residents shaking their heads and asking for it to be cleaned up. Dozens of headstones, some engraved with names, dates of birth and death, cover the shoreline on a quiet isolated stretch of beach along the Northumberland Strait. The stones pile the beach in no obvious pattern. A quick Google search shows one of the veteran’s stones belonging to someone buried in Yarmouth, N.S. Police say the stones are all unusable because of misprints onRead More


One seriously injured after plane crash in Caledon

One person has been seriously injured after a plane crash in Caledon. According to the OPP, a four-seater Cessna was attempting to land at the Brampton Flight Centre when the plane struck a tree and crashed on McLaughlin Road. Four people were taken to hospital. One person suffered serious injuries, while the other three were transported as a precaution. McLaughlin is expected to be closed between King Street and Old School Road for about two hours, while crews remove the plane. The Transportation Safety Board is investigating.  Source link #canadiannewsRead More


Small plane with two people headed from Penticton to Edmonton missing

A small plane with two people headed from Penticton, B.C. to Edmonton went missing on Saturday afternoon. The plane left Penticton at approximately 2:30 p.m. The Victoria Joint Rescue Co-Ordination Centre (JRCC Victoria) received an alert about eight hours later after the pilot’s cellphone was picked up by a cell tower approximately 30 kilometres northeast of Revelstoke, B.C. About 12 helicopters searched the mountains between Revelstoke, B.C. and Rogers Pass, B.C. for the white plane with burgundy stripes, a JRCC spokesperson said. JRCC also said the low, cloud ceiling inRead More


Hajrullahu kicks late field goal, Argos stun Stamps to win Grey Cup

The Canadian Press Published Sunday, November 26, 2017 10:17PM EST Last Updated Sunday, November 26, 2017 10:20PM EST OTTAWA — Lirim Hajrullahu kicked a 32-yard field goal with 53 seconds left shortly after Toronto tied the game on Cassius Vaughn’s Grey Cup-record 109-yard fumble return, and the Argonauts stunned the Calgary Stampeders 27-24 in the 105th Grey Cup final. The Stampeders had an eight-point lead and the ball inside the Toronto 10-yard line with just over five minutes to play. But Kamar Jorden fumbled, and Vaughn recovered and sped toRead More


OPP searching Thames after reports of a canoe capsizing with people on board

CTV London Published Sunday, November 26, 2017 6:54PM EST Last Updated Sunday, November 26, 2017 8:17PM EST OPP say they are searching for two people after reports of a canoe capsizing on the Thames River near Ingersoll. Police say it happened around 3 p.m. Sunday in an area west of Ingersoll Street North. A concerned citizen notified Police after observing two people on a canoe that appeared to be in distress. The man said the pair were not dressed for the weather conditions and not wearing life jackets. The citizen wentRead More