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Tests confirm Oxford man has West Nile Virus

West Nile Virus

An Oxford County resident has tested positive for West Nile Virus, in what is believed to be the first human case in the London area this year. The Southwestern Public Health Unit received laboratory confirmation that an adult tested positive the virus. Officials say the man was hospitalized but is now recovering at home. Routine surveillance found evidence of the virus in late July, when a mosquito pool in Woodstock tested positive for the virus. Since then, two additional traps have tested positive in Oxford County, officials say. In 2017,Read More


Barrie`s unemployment rate remains among the highest in Canada: Statistics Canada

Barrie`s unemployment rate remains among the highest in Canada: Statistics Canada

Barrie had the fourth highest unemployment rate among Canadian cities in July. The latest numbers released by Statistics Canada showed the jobless rate in July was  7.0 per cent, up from 6.9 per cent in the previous month. Tyler Colatosti has been looking for plumber work for almost two years now. “They’re looking  for two or three years’ experience and not guys who just got out of school. How are you supposed to get experience if you can’t find work,” said Colatosti. Barrie only trails St. John’s (9.0), Calgary (7.9) Read More


More than 145 new blazes in B.C., as wicked weather adds to firefighters’ woes

B.C. Wildfire

Thousands of people living in central and northern British Columbia are keeping a close watch on winds and weather as wildfires have the potential to threaten more homes. No new evacuations or alerts were issued early Monday, offering some respite in the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako and Cariboo Regional District after officials in both regions spent Sunday expanding orders around nearly two dozen blazes. Roughly 1,600 residents of Fort St. James and close to 2,000 more around West Quesnel have been advised to be ready to leave as aggressive firesRead More


Social media response to Sudbury's storm

Social media response to Sudbury's storm

Pictures and videos flooded in after Sudbury’s storm, along with businesses willing to help. Tony Ryma talks to CTV Digital Content Specialist Chelsea Papineau. 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″]


B.C. Lions player fielding criticism after crushing hit on rowdy streaker

B.C. Lions player fielding criticism after crushing hit on rowdy streaker

A B.C. Lions player is fielding criticism after the defensive back issued a bone-crushing hit on a streaker over the weekend. B.C. Lions defensive back Marcell Young delivered the big hit on an incoming streaker during a stoppage in play in the first quarter of Saturday night’s game against the Montreal Alouettes. The streaker — who was wearing a Lions jersey but did not have pants or shoes — can be seen running onto the field toward Young, before he is levelled to the ground and apprehended. Following the hit,Read More


Kim Jong Un ‘liable for crimes against humanity’: report

Kim Jong Un

In U.S. President Donald Trump’s words, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has gone from heading a “cruel dictatorship” to being “very honourable” over the past few months. To human rights investigators, however, “crimes against humanity have been — and continue to be — committed on a massive scale” in Kim’s isolated kingdom. A Dec. 2017 report prepared by the International Bar Association (IBA) War Crimes Committee called on the international community to investigate crimes against humanity allegedly committed in North Korea’s network of political prisons, which the IBA hasRead More


Hydro One’s planned merger with U.S. energy firm Avista passes another hurdle

Hydro One office

TORONTO – Hydro One Ltd. and Avista Corp. say their proposed merger has cleared another hurdle in the U.S. The two companies say the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States has completed a review of the deal and found no unresolved national security concerns. The friendly deal announced last summer for the Ontario-based utility to acquire the U.S. energy company received antitrust clearance in the United States in early April and consent from the Federal Communications Commission on May 4. Avista shareholders had previously approved the deal onRead More


CTV Northern Ontario: Midway in town

CTV Northern Ontario: Midway in town

Lincoln Louttit checks out the Victoria Day tradition in Sault Ste. Marie, the carnival. 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″]


Saskatoon woman demands change for provincial wheelchair accessibility

wheelchair

A woman in a wheelchair in Saskatoon is demanding change for wheelchair accessibility in the city and across the province.  For Debbie Windsor, getting around isn’t easy. She’s been in a wheelchair since she was four-years-old and has a rare condition called Osteogenesis imperfecta. Windsor said her disability has been preventing her from going to certain places like the Saskatoon Business College to start her career. “I started looking into that school and where it was and all of that…  And it wasn’t accessible,” Windsor said. Windsor wants to startRead More


Canadians share how they celebrated the royal wedding in style

Canadians share how they celebrated the royal wedding in style

Despite the early hours, Canadians from coast to coast donned their finest fascinators, set out their scones, and tuned in to the royal wedding. Whether it was in their pyjamas or in dresses suitable for the grounds of Windsor Castle, royal fans celebrated Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in style. Here are some of the highlights from CTV News viewers. @CTVNews looking very Royal in Bath Ontario! The Ladies of Abby Dawn! #CTVRoyalWedding pic.twitter.com/Xm7PVyyerd — Vicki McConnell (@teachmcconnell) May 19, 2018 It’s early but it’s great! #RoyalWedding #CTVRoyalWedding pic.twitter.com/rQhO2j1XJh —Read More