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Efforts underway to break up ice jams that flooded Quebec City neighbourhood

Canadian Coast Guard

QUEBEC — Authorities warned Monday there could be more evacuations after weekend flooding forced residents out of about 40 homes in a Quebec city neighbourhood. Heavy equipment had to be brought in to help break up ice jams on the St. Charles River which have been blamed for the flooding. Backhoes were being used to reduce one major ice jam that is more than 100 metres long. Michel Therrien, a Quebec civil protection spokesman, said people living in 30 other residences were advised they may also need to evacuate theirRead More


Marvel creates Chinese superheroes to draw Asia fans

Marvel

Chinese superheroes will soon be joining the pantheon of larger-than-life Marvel universe mainstays Spider-Man, Iron Man and the X-Men, a company official said as the comic book giant makes a major thrust into Asia. As part of a push to grow its Asia fanbase, the Disney-owned franchise has released mobile games in China, opened “Marvel Stores” in South Korea and is searching for artistic talent in the Philippines, Marvel editor-in-chief C.B. Cebulski said. “We have been making great strides especially in Asia. We try to hire more Asian creators, writersRead More


Single-seat airplane found off Guelph runway with nose down

One man was taken to hospital for assessment after the plane he was in was found with its nose down off a runway in Guelph on Saturday afternoon. Around 12:30 p.m., the Guelph fire department responded to a report of a plane down at 50 Skyway Park. When officials arrived on scene they located the single-seat airplane with one pilot on the ground off of the runway with its nose down. OPP and paramedics also responded. There were no injuries to others on scene. It is not yet known whatRead More


Trump turns to U.S. Supreme Court in immigrant document fight

SAN FRANCISCO — The Trump administration is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block a federal judge’s order requiring it to disclose all emails, letters and other documents it considered in its decision to end a program protecting young immigrants from deportation. In a court filing Friday, attorneys for the U.S. Department of Justice say the order by U.S. District Court Judge William Alsup in San Francisco is too broad and would require the administration to turn over protected and nonpublic documents. More than a dozen states along with theRead More


The silence after the blast: How the Halifax Explosion was nearly forgotten

Brett Bundale, THE CANADIAN PRESS Published Thursday, November 30, 2017 11:45AM AST HALIFAX — A boy presses his small face up to a cold window pane. It’s an early winter morning, and two ships in Halifax harbour are exchanging a cacophony of horn blasts. Vessels use these loud whistles as they pass, the boy’s mom explains. But today, Dec. 6, 1917, they do not pass. The Norwegian relief vessel, the SS Imo, collides with a French munitions ship laden with explosives, the SS Mont Blanc. For 19-1/2 minutes, a dazzlingRead More


Thieves saw through wall of Comox business

Thieves made off with $5,000 worth of merchandise after they sawed through the exterior wall of the I-Hos Gallery in Comox. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines


Arson charges laid over Cambridge industrial fire

Two people under the age of 18 have been charged with arson in connection with a major fire in an abandoned factory. Waterloo Regional Police say one young person was arrested on Saturday, and the other on Tuesday. The two children are accused of setting the fire that destroyed an industrial building on Sheffield Street last week. The fire was large enough that firefighters stayed at the scene for more than 24 hours. Because of plastic and rubber products stored inside the building, it caused a smell which lingered aroundRead More


Homeless Samaritan to get house, dream truck with US$385K in donations

PHILADELPHIA — A New Jersey woman has raised more than $385,000 for a Philadelphia homeless man who came to her roadside aid — enough to buy him a home and his dream truck, and provide him with a small annual salary. Kate McClure said on her GoFundMe page Tuesday that an attorney and financial adviser helped 34-year-old Johnny Bobbitt Jr. come up with the plan. McClure, of Florence Township, ran out of gas on an Interstate 95 exit ramp late one night in Philadelphia. Bobbitt walked a few blocks toRead More


Searchers looking near Revelstoke for missing plane carrying 2 people

Searchers are combing a mountainous area near Revelstoke, B.C. for any sign of a missing single-engine aircraft carrying two people that took off from Penticton en route to Edmonton on Saturday. The white and burgundy striped Mooney airplane left Penticton around 2:30 p.m. Saturday and was reported four hours overdue from Edmonton around 10:40 p.m. Saturday night. Searchers started looking immediately with a Hercules aircraft, and on Sunday several more helicopters joined the effort. “We’ve had aircraft out searching today under challenging conditions to the best of their ability,” saidRead More


Barrie charity vandalised with offensive images

Staff members with the Barrie Habitat for Humanity ReStore are determined to find out who vandalised their store over the weekend. On Sunday a staff member dropped by the store to pick up some items, only to discover the store and nearby truck covered in red paint and offensive images, including a swastika and the word ‘Hitler.’ The store was hit overnight, but surveillance video did capture the vandal in action. Barrie police are in the process of reviewing the surveillance video and hope to identify the suspect. ‘It’s completelyRead More