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More than 3 million litres of sewage flows into river from Wolseley treatment plan

More than 3 million litres of sewage flows into river from Wolseley treatment plan

More than three million litres of diluted sewage flowed into the Assiniboine River Sunday night due to a power failure during a rainfall, according to the City of Winnipeg.  It happened at the Aubrey Lift Station on Palmerston Avenue, with the overflow running from just after 11 p.m. until nearly 3 a.m. the next day.  A city spokesperson said that location was offline for two hours, writing:  “Typically, sewer system storage has capacity for two hours of flow storage during dry weather, to provide time for operational maintenance/response. However, theRead More


Toronto FC turfs Inebriatti supporters group in wake of fiery display in Ottawa

Toronto FC

Toronto FC has turfed one of its supporters groups after an investigation into a fiery display by fans at a Canadian Championship game in Ottawa. Flares and smoke bombs led to small fires in the stands and the pitch at TD Place in the July 18 match. The so-called Inebriatti supporters’ group eventually took responsibility, saying the incidents — while not acceptable — were “unplanned and accidental.” The MLS club said an investigation by the club and Ottawa police confirmed that Inebriatti members had smuggled in “prohibited pyrotechnic devices.” AsRead More


Collision on Wellington Road sends two people to hospital

Wellington Road crash

A crash Friday afternoon on Wellington Road near Wilkens Street sent two people to hospital. One of the vehicles involved in the collision flipped on its side upon impact. The two drivers were transported to hospital with undisclosed injuries. It is unclear if charges are pending. Traffic was snarled in the area as it happened during the afternoon rush hour. 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″]


Driver crashes into police car

police car

A police car was involved in a two-vehicle crash and had to be towed out of an intersection Wednesday morning. Police say a 50-year-old driver in an SUV struck the police vehicle in the intersection of Idylwyld Drive North and 22nd Street West. Paramedics and firefighters are on scene and traffic is restricted in the area. Injuries are unknown at this time. More to come … 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″]Read More


Griffintown florist helps Montreal refugees blossom

Griffintown florist helps Montreal refugees blossom

Adjusting to life in a new country is never easy, especially as an asylum seeker or refugee. Sometimes it takes a helping hand before a family can plant its roots. Carolyne De Bien is an expert at that — the Griffintown florist may specialize in flowers, but she also spends about 20 hours a week giving away clothes, toys and furniture to asylum seekers in need. Watch the video for the full story.   Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines [su_feedRead More


Regional police issue backpack challenge for kids in need

Chief Larkin with a backpack

The Waterloo Regional Police Service has called for other emergency service partners to join their Back to School Campaign. Last year, the campaign saw over 600 backpacks given out to kids in need. This year, along with Family and Children’s Services, they are hoping to give out even more. The backpack challenge calls for emergency service workers to donate a lunch bag, a backpack and a $25 gift card to Staples to get kids back-to-school ready. The program runs until August 17, and supports the FCS Back to School AssistanceRead More


'Turtle Patrol' members are heroes for the half-shelled in N.S.

'Turtle Patrol' members are heroes for the half-shelled in N.S.

Turtle rescuers are asking for help from the Nova Scotia government to help save a vulnerable species — the snapping turtle. The turtles are being threatened by both drivers and poachers, says Clarence Stevens, a volunteer member of the “Turtle Patrol.” 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″]


N.S. government adds HIV prevention drug to pharmacare program

Truvada pills for HIV

THE CANADIAN PRESS Published Friday, July 20, 2018 1:31PM ADT Last Updated Friday, July 20, 2018 1:39PM ADT HALIFAX — The Nova Scotia government says it will add a drug that helps prevent the HIV virus to the provincial pharmacare program. Pre-exposure prophylaxis — often referred to as PrEP — can be taken daily by people who are at a high-risk for HIV infection. The Department of Health and Wellness says eligibility criteria will be based on national guidelines and recommendations from the Canadian Drug Expert Committee. This announcement comesRead More


Court rejects proposed class action lawsuit against Waterloo Regional Police

Court rejects proposed class action lawsuit against Waterloo Regional Police

CTV Kitchener Published Friday, July 13, 2018 7:02PM EDT Last Updated Friday, July 13, 2018 7:14PM EDT A judge has ruled against the plaintiffs in a proposed class action lawsuit against Waterloo Regional Police. They accused the force of gender-based bullying, violence and sexual misconduct. One of those plaintiffs was Angie Rivers, a constable with Waterloo Regional Police. She claimed male officers made sexual advances, questioned her competence and refused to provide her with backup during dangerous calls. “I first started out internally,” Rivers says. “Then I went to theRead More


Legal Aid layoffs cause concern among Saskatoon legal community

Deb Hopkins speaks to a reporter inside the CTV Saskatoon building on Wednesday, July 4, 2018. The Legal Aid lawyer says six administrative employees, which is the equivalent of four and a half full-time positions, are being cut and three vacant lawyer positions are not being filled in Legal Aid's Saskatoon office. (Angelina Irinici/CTV Saskatoon)

The vice-president of CUPE Local 1949, which represents Legal Aid Saskatchewan employees, said layoff notices in the Saskatoon office sent shockwaves through staff. Six administrative employees, which is the equivalent of four and a half full-time positions, are being cut and three vacant lawyer positions are not being filled, according to union vice-president and Legal Aid lawyer Deb Hopkins. She also said some duty counsel work, which includes bail hearings and sentencings, is being contracted out to private lawyers. “Obviously, we’re all feeling really terrible,” Hopkins said. Legal Aid SaskatchewanRead More