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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


U.S. court documents reveal new details in murder of Windsor mom

AutumnTaggart

New details are emerging about the grim murder of a Windsor mom. CTV News has obtained court documents from an American court, where Jitesh “Jay” Bhogal was arrested and charged in the murder of Autumn Taggart. Details of a Canadian crime are already being revealed by a U.S. court because it’s in the U.S. that Bhogal was arrested on Aug. 17. The U.S. court documents say that Bhogal is a Canadian citizen, who worked in Detroit. On June 10, U.S. authorities allege Bhogal bought cocaine from a local dealer. TheyRead More


Greenbelt Research Farm up for grabs as NCC mulls soundstage proposal

Greenbelt Research Farm up for grabs as NCC mulls soundstage proposal

There is movie-making excitement in the air of Ottawa’s film industry. Dreams of a local sound stage, is finding new life in a west-end field. “What a sound stage allows you to do is to take your dramatic production, put it into a controlled environment where the sound is controlled, there’s no worry about rain or anything else,” said Bruce Harvey, Film Commissioner at the Ottawa Film Office. So envision a 40-million-dollar warehouse on 9.58 ha of land; one big enough to recreate the halls of Parliament or the restaurantRead More


Surrey mom calls for trampoline park regulations

Surrey mom calls for trampoline park regulations

A mother is calling for provincial safety regulations after her son fell through the springs at a park in Richmond, B.C. 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″]


Parry Sound 33 fire in Ontario officially ‘under control’

Parry Sound 33

An Ontario forest fire that began more than a month ago and forced cottage-goers to abandon their summer homes is finally under control. The Parry Sound 33 fire is still active, but it was officially classified as “under control” on Thursday morning. The blaze hasn’t shrunk and still covers about 113 square kilometres – the same size as 10 days ago. But officials believe they’ve made progress in battling the flames. Campfires will be permitted in the French River as of 12:01 a.m. Friday, the municipality said in a statementRead More


Saint John Police ask for public’s help in finding fugitive

Nico Soubliere

Police in Saint John are on the lookout for criminal who is unlawfully at large after leaving the Parrtown Community Correctional Centre on Wednesday. Nico Soubliere, 26, is serving a six-year, eight-month sentence after being convicted of manslaughter and assault causing bodily harm, the Saint John Police Force said in a news release. “Soubliere was wearing an electronic monitoring anklet and appears to have cut it off,” police said in the release. “(His) whereabouts are unknown.” There is a Canada-wide warrant for his arrest and his parole has been suspended.Read More


Granby mayor logs of Facebook, citing cruel comments

Granby mayor logs of Facebook, citing cruel comments

Having had enough of the negativity of Facebook, Granby’s mayor has vowed to log off for good. In a post on his public page, Pascal Bonin said cruel comments have led him to permanently shut the page down. “For over five years, I have produced thousands of post on Facebook, I have responded to several tens of thousands of messages and I have invested a phenomenal amount of hours,” he wrote. “I really thought that being open about my life would be positive, but the reality was something else. SeveralRead More


Quebec man, 63, dies after police chase ends in multi-vehicle crash

police chase in Trois-Rivieres

TROIS-RIVIERES, Que. – Quebec’s police watchdog is investigating after a 63-year-old man died following a police chase that ended in a multi-vehicle crash. The investigations unit says its information suggests the victim was in a vehicle that was hit by a fleeing driver who was being pursued by a Trois-Rivieres police officer. A police news release says the incident began when the officer approached a car on foot after a scan revealed an expired licence plate. The unit says the male driver sped away when the officer tapped on theRead More


Born inside Beltway, Kavanaugh part of GOP legal elite

Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON — Judge Brett Kavanaugh is the embodiment of the Republican legal establishment: an Ivy Leaguer who worked for the justice he has been nominated to replace, investigated a Democratic president, served in a Republican White House and now is an influential member of what is often called the second most powerful court in the country. The 53-year-old Kavanaugh was even born inside the Beltway and has lived there virtually his entire life. “He can still recite the section and seat numbers of the upper deck seats his dad hadRead More


Ford freezes salaries of public service managers, reviews executive pay

doug ford

TORONTO — Ontario’s new premier has frozen the wages of public service managers and ordered a review of executive and management compensation in his latest effort to curb government spending. A memo posted on the government website Friday — the day Doug Ford was sworn in as premier — says pending pay adjustments for managers, executives and staff not covered by collective bargaining will be on hold “until the new government can put in place an expenditure management strategy.” The documents says merit pay for the current performance cycle willRead More