three current events in the news today

 
 

Illegal grow-op located in farmer’s field

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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


Owen Sound man charged for allegedly trafficking fentanyl, heroin

Owen Sound Police

Two men are facing multiple charges for allegedly trafficking fentanyl and heroin in Owen Sound. The Owen Sound police drug unit says they seized a variety of drugs, including fentanyl and heroin from a home on Tuesday. The estimated street value of the drugs is pegged at more than $8,400. Detectives say they suspected the home was being used to sell the illegal drugs.  A 53-year-old Owen Sound man has been charged with numerous offences, including trafficking fentanyl and heroin. A 42-year-old Hamilton man is also facing trafficking charges. BothRead More


Alberta woman says beaver attack left her pit bull needing 40 stitches

Alberta woman says beaver attack left her pit bull needing 40 stitches

Nick Kirmse, CTVNews.ca Published Saturday, June 2, 2018 9:40PM EDT Last Updated Saturday, June 2, 2018 9:51PM EDT An Alberta woman is warning fellow pet owners to be careful around water after she says her pit bull dog was viciously attacked by a group of beavers. Gabbie Andrews was walking her three dogs along a popular trail in Fort Saskatchewan, Alta. last Thursday when she says three beavers attacked eight-year-old Kilo. Andrews says she saw three beavers slapping their tails on the water before diving under, surrounding her dogs. SheRead More


Tom Thomson sketch discovered in Edmonton basement sells for $481K at auction

Glenna Gardiner

TORONTO — A Tom Thomson painting that was given away as a gag gift just months ago fetched $481,250 on Wednesday night at the Heffel Fine Art Auction House semi-annual auction in Toronto. Until recently, “Sketch for Lake in Algonquin Park” was collecting dust among a pile of artworks in Glenna Gardiner’s Edmonton basement. The 71-year-old retired nurse said she used to laugh off her late father’s claims that the painting was created by Thomson, often considered the forefather to the Group of Seven. The work’s origins became a runningRead More