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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


Driver flees same ride program twice, found in barn

OPP

A female driver faces driving-related charges after an incident in Huron East. On Aug. 11 at approximately 12:05 a.m., Huron County OPP were conducting a ride check at Front Road and Kinburn Line. A female driver failed to stop for the officers and sped away. No pursuit was given. Shortly after, the same vehicle returned to the area and took off again, police say. The driver collided with a bridge and continued westbound on Front Road. Police were able to locate the suspect vehicle parked at an address near Goderich,Read More


Judge lifts publication ban, revealing details about Fredericton shooting

New Brunswick Court of Queen's Bench

By Brett Bundale, THE CANADIAN PRESS Published Friday, August 17, 2018 9:45AM ADT Last Updated Friday, August 17, 2018 11:55AM ADT FREDERICTON — A New Brunswick judge has lifted a publication ban on court documents in the Fredericton shooting that killed four people, revealing details about how the deadly attack unfolded. The province’s Court of Queen’s Bench had issued the ban on Monday — hours after media reported on their content — imposing an information blackout on the sequence of events that claimed the lives of Bobbie Lee Wright, DonnieRead More


Illegal grow-op located in farmer’s field

weed

CTV Kitchener Published Tuesday, August 7, 2018 12:38PM EDT Last Updated Tuesday, August 7, 2018 12:50PM EDT Police say that unknown suspects cleared a section of a farmer’s field in Norfolk County and planted several suspected marijuana plants. A concerned citizen contacted police after making the discovery on Saturday morning around 10 a.m. Ontario Provincial Police say the plants have since been removed. Police say there is numerous public safety risks associated with illegal grow-op sites. They are reminding the public that growing the drug illegally is a criminal operationRead More


Questions persist after oil spill at Nova Scotia Power generating station

Nova Scotia Power cleans up oil spill

By Alex Cooke, THE CANADIAN PRESS Published Monday, August 6, 2018 5:34PM ADT Last Updated Monday, August 6, 2018 6:29PM ADT HALIFAX — An environmental activist says an oil spill in Halifax harbour might be a good opportunity for Nova Scotia Power to reconsider its use of crude oil. The utility said Tuesday it could be weeks before crews fully clean up about 5,000 litres of oil at the Tufts Cove generating station, and Ecology Action Centre policy director Mark Butler said he has questions about how the oil spilledRead More


Wily 95 year old shoos off bear burglar twice

Wily 95 year old shoos off bear burglar twice

Don’t mess with Anna Stady. The Comox Valley senior is getting to be an expert at shooing a certain black bear out of her kitchen. 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″]


Moscow open to Putin visiting Washington, envoy says

Trump & Putin

MOSCOW – Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. says Moscow is ready to discuss a possible visit by President Vladimir Putin to Washington after an invitation from U.S. President Donald Trump. Ambassador Anatoly Antonov said Friday that Russia “was always open to such proposals. We are ready for discussions on this subject.” However he noted that it is up to the Kremlin to formally respond. The Kremlin has not commented on Trump’s proposal Thursday. And Antonov also said that it’s important to “deal with the results” of the two men’s summitRead More


Sorry, commuters: Train officials just can’t guarantee punctuality

Years of weekend commuter train disruptions begin

CTV Montreal Published Tuesday, July 17, 2018 10:07PM EDT Last Updated Tuesday, July 17, 2018 10:50PM EDT Commuters using train service in the Montreal area can’t expect their transit to be on time right now, officials with Exo, the regional train service, say. In a news release Tuesday evening, Exo said that work on the REM light-rail system means they can’t guarantee punctuality on the Deux-Montagnes and Mascouche lines. They say the Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Vaudreuil-Hudson and Saint-Jérôme will not be affected. Since June 25, the Deux-Montagnes and Mascouche lines have beenRead 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


‘Hot Dog Water’ seller in Vancouver gets laughs to prove point

Hot dog water

VANCOUVER – A Vancouver man who sold bottles of “Hot Dog Water” for nearly $40 each says he was trying to see how marketing of health claims backed by supposed science amounts to quick sales. Douglas Bevans said he boiled about 100 organic beef hot dogs and put each one in a bottle of the water he sold at an annual car-free event. Each bottle of the “keto-compatible,” unfiltered water sold for $37.99, but two bottles cost only $75 because of a special deal last Sunday at his booth, whereRead More