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Unattended cooking causes fire at student residence

Waterloo Fire

Waterloo Fire says an unattended cooking pan is to blame for a fire at a student residence Saturday. Crews responded to a high-rise student building at 315 King Street North between Columbia Street and University Avenue around 4:30 p.m. They say the fire was in the residence’s common cooking area and sprinklers located in the room were able to extinguish the fire completely. Fire officials say upon investigation it was determined to be unattended cooking that was the cause. Some students were evacuated, but there were no injuries. Officials sayRead More


Charges expected after truck slams into back of school bus in P.E.I.

The RCMP are investigating after a pickup truck slammed into the back of a school bus carrying 26 children in Central Bedeque, P.E.I. Police say the collision happened on Route 171 around 3:20 p.m. Thursday. Police say the school bus had stopped to allow children to exit the vehicle when it was struck from behind by the truck. No one was injured in the collision. Police say the incident is under investigation, but charges under the Highway Traffic Act are expected to be laid against the driver of the truck.Read More


Rattle toys recalled over choking risk

Rattles

CTV Winnipeg Published Thursday, May 17, 2018 6:40PM CST Last Updated Thursday, May 17, 2018 6:53PM CST Dollarama is recalling two rattle toys that could pose choking hazards. The Oball Rollin’ Rainstick and Oball 2-in-1 Roller appeared on Health Canada’s recall list on Thursday. Both toys are multicolored and have beads inside. If the toy is damaged, the company says pieces could be pulled off, creating a choking hazard to young children. As of Thursday, the company received two reports of incidents in Canada without injury. About 19,875 Oball Rollin’Read More


Staged crash teaches life-saving techniques to Riffel students

Staged crash teaches life-saving techniques to Riffel students

Students at Michael A. Riffel School watched Wednesday morning as their teacher Murray Wright was extricated from a crashed car by first responders. However, it wasn’t an emergency. It was a demonstration taking place on the front lawn of the school. EMS, fire and police all participated in the demonstration that was meant to mimic a real emergency situation. “It’s very important that we can get out in the community. Especially with these young people that are getting their license and the challenge of them being hooked on phones. SoRead More


PMJT calls for investigation after London doctor shot in Gaza

Canadian physician Tarek Loubani shot in Gaza Strip while providing medical care

Justin Trudeau says he is appalled by the shooting of a Canadian doctor who was trying to help wounded protesters in Gaza on Monday. The prime minister is adding his voice to the calls for an independent investigation into the shootings by Israeli soldiers on the Gaza border that killed 59 Palestinians and wounded hundreds more during Monday’s mass protests. In a statement, Trudeau describes the reported use of excessive force and live ammunition as “inexcusable.” He is calling for a thorough examination of the possible use of both excessiveRead More


Humboldt Broncos and league face off over Humboldt Strong trademark

Humboldt Broncos and league face off over Humboldt Strong trademark

The Humboldt Broncos hockey team is facing off with the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League over the slogan Humboldt Strong and several others. After the deadly bus crash on April 6 that killed 16 people and injured 13 others, people across the country showed their support using the phrase “Humboldt Strong” and putting hockey sticks out on the porch. The president of SJHL, Bill Chow, said he wanted to protect the hashtags #HumboldtStrong, #SticksonthePorch, and seven others, by applying for trademark. Chow said the league controls all proprietary rights and broadcastRead More


Old Maple Leaf plant being turned into cannabis facility

Cannabis company takes over Maple Leaf plant.

An old meat processing plant in Winnipeg is turning over a new leaf. The former Maple Leaf building on Warman Road is being taken over by cannabis company GrowForce Holdings, where it plans to open its flagship cannabis-cultivating facility. The company plans to grow, test and package cannabis products in the facility, which is set to open in 2019. In the future, GrowForce Holdings also wants to create a research and development lab. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA NewsRead More


Settlement reached in Giants, Manning memorabilia fraud case

Eli Manning

HACKENSACK, N.J. – Three sports memorabilia collectors who accused New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning of providing bogus “game-worn” equipment that was sold to unsuspecting fans settled their lawsuit against the Super Bowl-winning quarterback on Monday, days before the case was scheduled to go to trial. A spokesman for the defendants, a group that included Manning, the Giants, two equipment managers and Steiner Sports, the company with whom Manning is under contract to provide game-worn jerseys and helmets for sale, said Monday night a settlement had been reached to resolveRead More


U of A scientists use cyclotron to develop medical isotopes

U of A scientists use cyclotron to develop medical isotopes

Edmonton has become the first Canadian city to create large quantities of medical isotopes – a substance used to detect dangerous diseases, including cancer. University of Alberta scientists used a cyclotron machine (a particle accelerator) to produce enough isotopes to conduct up to 1,000 tests per day. This machine can produce enough medical isotopes to conduct tests for the entire province. “We were asked to show that we could make it in the quantities that are required to supply a province and we’ve done it,” U of A Oncology professorRead More


Kitchener mother loses over 120 pounds

Kitchener mother loses over 120 pounds

After the birth of her last daughter, Kristina Todd tipped the scales at over 300 pounds. “I could barely walk to the park with my son, you know, I was feeling so uncomfortable,” Todd said. As her health deteriorated and her self-confidence diminished, she decided it was time to act. Todd had been on diets before, but called them “yo-yo diets” – because they make it quick to lose weight but difficult to keep it off. Todd began by analyzing her diet and eating better. She found that adopting aRead More