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Alberta MLA in Hawaii says false missile alert was ‘really, really frightening’

Hawaii

The Canadian Press Published Saturday, January 13, 2018 7:06PM EST Last Updated Saturday, January 13, 2018 7:07PM EST An Alberta politician who is vacationing in Hawaii says the minutes she spent believing a missile attack was imminent may have been the most afraid she’s ever been. Karen McPherson, who represents Calgary-Mackay-Nose Hill in the provincial legislature, said she was waiting to participate in a conference call on Saturday morning when an alert appeared on her phone stating there was an “inbound missile threat” headed for Hawaii. It told people toRead More


Third day of Lac-Megantic deliberations ends; no verdict reached

Lac-Megantic destruction

SHERBROOKE, Que. – The jurors at the trial of three men charged with criminal negligence causing death in the Lac-Megantic railway disaster will deliberate for a fourth day Sunday after failing to reach a verdict today. Day 3 of deliberations passed without any questions or messages from the 12 jurors. The jury is deciding the fate of Tom Harding, Richard Labrie and Jean Demaitre, who are charged in connection with the July 2013 tragedy in which 47 people were killed when a runaway train carrying crude oil derailed and exploded.Read More


Winnipeg police union takes concerns about safe parking to provincial government

Downtown safety

The union representing Winnipeg police officers is taking concerns about a lack of safe parking for members’ personal vehicles to the provincial government. It comes after an off-duty officer was stabbed early last month going to his vehicle after leaving work at the downtown headquarters — which doesn’t have a parkade. And just two days ago, on Sunday morning, a man was arrested and charged after trying to rob an off-duty officer outside the downtown headquarters but the union doesn’t believe the victim in that incident was targeted because heRead More


Young B.C. girl dies after being hit by transit bus

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NHL scores: Price leads as Canadiens beat Senators 2-1

MONTREAL – Carey Price made 25 saves to lead Montreal to its third straight win, as the Canadiens beat the Ottawa Senators 2-1. Jonathan Drouin and Phillip Danault scored in the second period for the Canadiens. Price improved to 3-0-0 while allowing just two goals on 100 shots since he returned last week after missing 10 games with a lower body injury. Mark Stone scored his 14th goal for Ottawa, which has lost seven games in a row for it’s longest skid since also going 0-6-1 in 2012. The SenatorsRead More


Heather Graham turning Hollywood sexism complaints into film

Sandy Cohen, The Associated Press Published Thursday, November 30, 2017 12:00AM EST WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Heather Graham says she was so frustrated by sexism and Hollywood and the dearth of female perspectives onscreen that she made a movie about it. She thought showing her experiences onscreen would be the only way to be heard in a system that favored the powerful and silenced the powerless. But that was before the flood of sexual misconduct allegations surfaced against Harvey Weinstein and other Hollywood power players. “My only recourse was writingRead More


NBC fires Matt Lauer over ‘inappropriate’ workplace behaviour

David Bauder, The Associated Press Published Wednesday, November 29, 2017 7:08AM EST Last Updated Wednesday, November 29, 2017 8:18AM EST NEW YORK — NBC News has fired longtime “Today” show host Matt Lauer for “inappropriate sexual behaviour,” making him the second morning television show personality to lose his job because of sexual misconduct charges in a week. Lauer’s co-host Savannah Guthrie made the announcement at the top of Wednesday’s “Today” show. Last week, CBS News fired Charlie Rose after complaints from several women who worked for him. NBC News ChairmanRead More


Spike in cases of disease that’s potentially deadly to dogs

A Barrie veterinarian is sounding the alarm after a spike in confirmed cases of a potentially deadly bacterial disease that attacks dogs. Allandale Veterinary Hospital has had upwards of five cases of leptospirosis in the last couple of weeks. The disease, commonly found in dogs, has several symptoms including vomiting, diarrhea, and lethargy. Dr. Elaine Murphy says dogs get infected when they’re exposed to water sources or grass that’s contaminated with urine from wildlife animals. “It is uncommon that we are seeing so many cases of it considering we haveRead More


LaSalle Hangout for Youth trying to keep doors open

A local youth centre says it’s at a crisis point and needs financial help to keep the doors open. The LaSalle Hangout for Youth says its resources are depleted. “The centre is completely run by volunteers and survives through personal and financial donations. We are now in a position where we must reach out for donations to pay for the rent…and for the daily expenses such as internet, phone, meals, and program supplies,” officials say in a release. “We ask to help make it possible for us to keep ourRead More


Jets fan raising funds for Winnipeg charity in Ben Chiarot’s name

A local Winnipeg Jets fan is getting into the spirit of the season. Kyle Klatt has started a GoFundMe page after an incident in the Winnipeg Jets-Anaheim Ducks game Friday afternoon. Jets’ defenceman Ben Chiarot was fined by the NHL for hitting Ducks’ forward Corey Perry in the jaw with the butt end of his stick. Chiarot was fined $3,763.44 by the league. Klatt is hoping to raise the same amount of money as the fine, with all the proceeds going toward the Christmas Cheer Board, a Winnipeg charity thatRead More