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Methadone overdose killed inmate at Saskatoon Correctional Centre, sergeant tells inquest

Saskatoon Correctional Centre

A methadone overdose is believed to be what killed an inmate at the Saskatoon Correctional Centre two years ago, a public inquest into his death heard Monday. Kevin Umpherville, 22, was found unresponsive in his cell on Dec. 31, 2015. He died about two weeks later on Jan. 15 at Royal University Hospital. The inquest heard Umpherville was first taken into custody in late December 2015 for charges including assault. He was readmitted to Saskatoon Correctional Centre on Dec. 30 of that year after treatment at Royal University Hospital forRead More


Saturday will be the final day for Sears in Barrie

Sears Barrie

Saturday will be the final day Sears will be open in Barrie. The retailer has been in a state of liquidation since announcing the closure of its 74 department stores across the country. Sears Canada says Saturday will be the final day for the store at Georgian Mall. The company has offered discounts of up to 50 per cent since October. The final closure of the Barrie store means more than 100 people will be out of a job. The retailer has been under creditor protection since June. Source linkRead More


Some Tims raise prices on certain breakfast items after Ont. minimum wage hike

tim hortons

TORONTO – The parent company of Tim Hortons says restaurants in select markets have increased prices on certain breakfast items. Restaurant Brands International (TSX:RBI) of Oakville, Ont., says regular price adjustments are “a normal part of the restaurant business.” The increases come after the company landed in hot water with consumers when it was revealed some franchisees cut employee benefits to offset the impact of minimum wage hikes in Ontario. On Jan. 1 the minimum wage in Ontario increased to $14 per hour from $11.60 — a 21-per-cent jump —Read More


Alberta NDP apologizes after Twitter dig at Stephen Mandel

Stephen Mandel

Alberta’s NDP has apologized for a tweet mocking Stephen Mandel ahead of his announcement to run for the Alberta Party’s leadership spot. The tweet has since been deleted, but included an upside down photo of an article featuring Mandel, mocking the politician’s upside down-themed campaign.   Today. #dreambigAB pic.twitter.com/4A4SccUYxG — Stephen Mandel (@SMandel_AB) January 10, 2018 The NDP used an article where Mandel, a health minister at the time, discussed putting funding for a cancer treatment centre on hold. Mandel’s daughter died of cancer recently.   We apologize for ourRead More


Single-seat airplane found off Guelph runway with nose down

One man was taken to hospital for assessment after the plane he was in was found with its nose down off a runway in Guelph on Saturday afternoon. Around 12:30 p.m., the Guelph fire department responded to a report of a plane down at 50 Skyway Park. When officials arrived on scene they located the single-seat airplane with one pilot on the ground off of the runway with its nose down. OPP and paramedics also responded. There were no injuries to others on scene. It is not yet known whatRead More


Seven year jail-term for Windsor man

CTV Windsor Published Thursday, November 30, 2017 5:22PM EST Last Updated Thursday, November 30, 2017 10:24PM EST A Windsor man is going to remain in jail after being found guilty in a vicious assault more than two years ago. Kennon Ball was found guilty of aggravated assault and assault with a weapon back in May, in connection with a 2015 beating that left one man with severe fractures to his skull. In court on Thursday, Ball was sentenced to almost seven years behind bars, as well as a lifetime weaponsRead More


Calgary family shocked as glass dining table shatters without warning

A Calgary family says they were stunned when the glass dining room table they were sitting at suddenly shattered and sent pieces of glass hurtling through the air. Now they are trying to understand what happened. Earlier this week, Wasim Huq and his two children, aged 12 and 7, were sitting at the dining room table doing homework and eating lunch, when the table’s tempered glass top broke without warning from under them. Because the tabletop was made of tempered glass, the glass exploded into tiny cubes instead of shards,Read More


Officials wary of spike in impaired drivers across Maritimes

Officials are expressing concern for the amount of impaired drivers charged during the last weekend of November in the region. A vehicle was reported to be weaving on the Westmorland Street Bridge in Fredericton on Saturday morning. The vehicle had two flat tires and damage to the front end. Police say the vehicle hit a concreate wall a couple of times and the driver will face impaired driving charges. “It’s dangerous, and it’s illegal and you’re gonna get busted and your life will change if you get caught, much lessRead More


CTV Northern Ontario: Angels of Hope

Human trafficking is a growing issue in Sudbury and one woman wants to put an end to it. CTV’s Alana Everson reports. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines


Chiodo honoured for community service in Windsor-Essex

A long time Unifor member is being recognized for his community work. Dino Chiodo received this year’s Charles. E. Brooks Labour Community Service Award, at the 40th Annual Labour Appreciation Night Friday. The award is presented by United Way Centraide Windsor-Essex County. “We’re really, really honoured to be recognizing Dino Chiodo,” said United Way CEO Lorraine Goddard. “Dino has been such an incredible force in our community.” Chiodo began his union career in 1999. He became Local 444 president in 2012, and is currently the National Auto Director for Unifor.Read More