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Union leaders speak to striking workers at ZF-TRW

ZF-TRW workers on the picket line for a second day

ZF-TRW workers remain on the picket line Saturday. Unifor Local 444 leaders were speaking to striking workers on the line. ZF-TRW is a feeder plant for the Windsor Assembly plant. The strike has forced the Windsor plant to cancel its production Saturday, affecting 6,000 employees there. It’s unknown if Sunday’s operation will be affected. Close to 300 ZF-TRW employees went on strike after 62 per cent of workers turned down a tentative agreement struck by Unifor Local 444 and the company. The tentative agreement included a $2 per hour wageRead More

James Dean’s iconic ‘Rebel Without a Cause’ jacket up for auction

James Dean's jacket from Rebel Without a Cause

Jennifer Kay, The Associated Press Published Tuesday, February 27, 2018 1:41AM EST WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – James Dean’s cherry-red jacket from “Rebel Without a Cause” is expected to bring up to $600,000 when it goes up for auction this week in Florida, offering fans a rare chance to own something linked to the actor who died at 24. The bomber-style jacket still looks cool at Palm Beach Modern Auctions, where it was displayed recently on a mannequin dressed in a white T-shirt and blue jeans, similar to Dean’s signatureRead More

A&W gives $5 million to new U of S agriculture centre

Fast-food giant A&W is giving $5 million to a new University of Saskatchewan agriculture centre near Clavet. The Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence will focus on livestock education for both agriculture and veterinary students. Ryder Lee, CEO of the Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association, said the new facility will put Canada ahead in beef production. “If you’re just doing it the same old way and making the same stuff, everybody else will move ahead and they’ll out-compete you,” Lee said. A few months ago, Premier Brad Wall had some beef withRead More

Kyle Lowry has season-high 36 points as Raptors top Hornets 126-113

Dhiren Mahiban, The Canadian Press Published Wednesday, November 29, 2017 10:18PM EST TORONTO — Kyle Lowry’s season-high 36 points led the Toronto Raptors to a 126-113 win over the Charlotte Hornets at Air Canada Centre on Wednesday night. The Raptors (13-7) have won eight of their past nine meetings with the Hornets (8-12) and improve to 7-1 on home court this season. Charlotte has dropped three straight. Lowry finished with a career-high eight three-pointers made while shooting 12 for 18 from the field. DeMar DeRozan rebounded nicely after injuring hisRead More

Ontario trade mission to China has so far secured more than $1B in agreements

NANJING, China — Premier Kathleen Wynne’s trade mission to China has so far secured more than $1 billion in agreements between Ontario and Chinese companies. The government says those agreements will create more than 1,100 jobs in Ontario. Xinyi Glass Holdings has selected Ontario as the location for a large float glass plant — its first North American manufacturing facility, with a planned $450 million in investment that would create 400 jobs. The other agreements include Shanghai Golden Wing Industrial opening up China’s East Territory as a market for Ontario-grownRead More

Charitable club asked to leave Walmart property

CTV Windsor Published Saturday, November 25, 2017 5:08PM EST Last Updated Saturday, November 25, 2017 5:27PM EST Windsor Goodfellows volunteers are disappointed after they were asked to leave an east end Walmart. They were collecting donations for their annual newspaper campaign. Goodfellows want an explanation after being told to leave the Walmart property on Tecumseh Road east Friday. Volunteers say they’ve canvassed for donations at the store entrance in years past. Officials from Walmart say what has happened is a misunderstanding, but it is investigating. It says it supports localRead More

Dog walker recovering in B.C. hospital reunited with loyal dogs

A B.C. dog walker who spent two frigid nights lost in the wilderness was reunited with two of the dogs who huddled by her side to keep her warm during the stressful ordeal. Annette Poitras, 56, was still in hospital Friday recovering from a fall that left her unable to hike out of the backcountry in Coquitlam, B.C. A helicopter rescue crew eventually found Poitras and the missing animals on Wednesday. To lift Poitras’s spirits, owners of two of the dogs – Chloe and Roxy – visited her in hospital.Read More

Egypt militants attack mosque in Sinai, casualties reported

The Associated Press Published Friday, November 24, 2017 6:47AM EST Last Updated Friday, November 24, 2017 7:15AM EST EL-ARISH, Egypt – Egyptian security officials say militants have attacked a mosque in the volatile Sinai Peninsula, leaving dozens of casualties. The three police officers say the extremists attacked the al-Rawdah mosque in the town of Bir al-Abd, 40 kilometres from the North Sinai provincial capital of el-Arish. They say men in four off-road vehicles opened fire on worshipers during Friday prayers. Victims are being transferred to local hospitals, they added, speakingRead More

Laurentian University’s Doran Planetarium reaches milestone

From CTV Northern Ontario’s Isaac Cohen: Northern Ontario’s largest planetarium is celebrating 50 years of recreating the night sky at Laurentian University. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

Candidate for premier says abortions should be restricted to women facing medical risks

The Canadian Press Published Wednesday, November 22, 2017 4:09PM CST Last Updated Wednesday, November 22, 2017 7:48PM CST One of the leading candidates in the race to become the next premier of Saskatchewan says he doesn’t believe in abortion, even in the case of sex assault victims. Ken Cheveldayoff, a long-time Saskatoon member of the legislature for the Saskatchewan Party, also says anyone under 18 should need parental consent for the procedure. And he thinks abortions should further be restricted to women facing medical risks, not victims of sexual assault.Read More