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Rally and information picket planned for Tehumseh post office

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Postal workers at one Windsor-area location are prepared to take their concerns to the streets. Members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers Local 630 will be holding a community rally and information picket Monday morning at the Tecumseh Post Office from 8am to 11am. Organizers say the goal is to draw public awareness to what has been happening to their service over the last decade. The union says workers have been forced to work overtime to make up for the new business models Canada Post has been putting forwardRead More


Man found dead in Prince Albert yard

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42-year-old Jordan Ballantyne was found dead in a yard near the intersection of 6th Avenue and 20th Street East in Prince Albert on Friday night. Police and EMS responded to the yard at 9:07 p.m. and pronounced Ballantyne dead on scene. The death is currently being investigating as suspicious. Anyone with information about Ballantyne’s death or other recent activities is being asked to call the Prince Albert Police Service or Crime Stoppers. 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″]Read More


Mickelson says he will try to act better on golf course

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GULLANE, Scotland — Phil Mickelson wishes he could take back the moment when he swatted a moving golf ball at the U.S. Open. “But there’s not much I can do about it now other than just try to … act a little better,” Mickelson said on Thursday at the Scottish Open. In his most extensive comments since he purposely violated the Rules of Golf at Shinnecock Hills, Mickelson said whatever backlash he receives from players and the public was his own doing. Mickelson was sliding far out of contention inRead More


How a free-to-use device can save you money on hydro

Tricklestar energy monitor

The Kitchener Wilmot Hydro and the Kitchener Public Library have teamed up to make energy consciousness more accessible. The library is signing out a plug-in energy device called a Tricklestar Energy Monitor. The device allows families to see how much energy something uses, and teaches kids about energy conservation. It can also tell you how much an appliance is costing you per hour, day and month, whether or not the device is on or just plugged in. The device can be used with any standard outlet for small appliances. ThingsRead 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


Anita Baker honoured honoured at BET Awards

Anitba Baker

Legendary singer Anita Baker was honoured at the BET Awards with impressive performances that nearly brought the eight-time Grammy winner to tears. Baker earned the Lifetime Achievement Award on Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, where Ledisi, Marsha Ambrosius and Yolanda Adams – in superior form – sang the singer’s well-known hits onstage. The 60-year-old, who dominated the R&B charts from the early ’80s to mid-90s with smooth songs like “Sweet Love” and “Giving You the Best That I Got,” used her speech to encourage the artists inRead More


Injection site plan thrown into uncertainty by provincial election

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A new wrinkle as emerged as Waterloo Region officials attempt to bring supervised injection sites to the Kitchener and Cambridge cores. Incoming premier Doug Ford said this spring that he is “dead against” the sites, which are touted as a way to reduce the impact of drug addictions on wider communities while improving health outcomes for users. As plans to create such sites locally have been moving forward under the assumption provincial funding would be available, the election of a Ford-led Progressive Conservative government throws into question whether existing fundingRead More


Nicole Kidman, Amazon sign TV, movie production deal

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LOS ANGELES — Amazon Studios says it’s signed a deal with Nicole Kidman and her production company for TV and movie projects. Under the “first-look” deal, Amazon and Kidman’s Blossom Films will develop original series for Amazon Prime Video and big-screen films. In a statement Thursday, Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke called Kidman “a force of nature” as an actress and a producer. Blossom Films, founded by Kidman and Per Saari, produced the Emmy-winning series “Big Little Lies” for HBO. Amazon is striking deals with other prominent Hollywood figures, includingRead More


Police investigating after man stabbed in Halifax

Halifax police

Police are investigating after a man was stabbed in Halifax Monday evening. Halifax Regional Police responded to the 200 block of Lacewood Drive shortly after 10 p.m. When officers arrived, they found a 22-year-old man with multiple injuries. Police say his injuries are not life-threatening. Police believe the incident happened at a different location, but details are limited at this time. Investigators aren’t certain whether the victim and suspect are known to each other. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines [su_feedRead More


Essex County residents want Ford to keep Highway 3 promise

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CTV Windsor Published Friday, June 8, 2018 5:09PM EDT Last Updated Friday, June 8, 2018 6:20PM EDT Many residents living in Essex County say they are looking forward to Premier-elect Doug Ford keeping his word to widen Highway 3. It has been a contentious issue since the Liberal government completed phase one of the project, but the stretch of highway from Essex to Leamington remains one lane in each direction. Ford did promise to widen the road immediately during a campaign stop last month, after his bus passed a seriousRead More