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More temporary fisheries closures ordered after right whale sighting

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HALIFAX – The federal government has announced a temporary fisheries closure in the Bay of Fundy following a North Atlantic right whale sighting. The Fisheries Department says the area in Grand Manan Basin will be closed to fixed-gear fishing activities starting at 11:59 p.m. Thursday, and will remain closed until further notice. Ottawa says all gear must be removed from the area before the time of closure, and notice will be given prior to reopening. It says the closure affects lobster, crab, groundfish, herring and mackerel licences. A map ofRead More

Midtown Plaza plans $80M renovation for Sears space, requests tax abatement

A rendering from the City of Saskatoon website shows proposed plans for the former Sears space at Midtown Plaza. (supplied)

CTV Saskatoon Published Wednesday, June 13, 2018 7:40PM CST Last Updated Wednesday, June 13, 2018 7:45PM CST Managers at Midtown Plaza in Saskatoon’s downtown are hoping a tax abatement will help the mall cover the costs of a more than $80-million renovation plan for the former Sears space. The mall’s request for the tax abatement passed through a city committee Wednesday and now only needs to be approved by city council. “This isn’t about, you know, an ask to have taxes reduced. The plaza will still be paying millions ofRead More

Mattis warns of bumpy road to U.S., North Korea nuclear summit

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis

Lolita C. Baldor, The Associated Press Published Saturday, June 2, 2018 10:56PM EDT SINGAPORE — It will be a “bumpy road” to the nuclear negotiations with North Korea later this month, Defence Secretary Jim Mattis warned Sunday, telling his South Korean and Japanese counterparts they must maintain a strong defensive stance so the diplomats can negotiate from a position of strength. Mattis was speaking at the start of a meeting with South Korean Defence Minister Song Young-moo and Japanese Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera on the final day of the Shangri-LaRead More

Trade war? Trump blasts Canada on Twitter

Trade war? Trump blasts Canada on Twitter Staff Published Friday, June 1, 2018 9:29AM EDT Last Updated Friday, June 1, 2018 10:13AM EDT OTTAWA – U.S. President Donald Trump has taken to Twitter criticizing Canada for being “highly restrictive on trade.” In a 274-character comment on Friday, Trump took aim at Canada, imploring his neighbour to the north to open their markets and take down its trade barriers. “Canada has treated our Agricultural business and Farmers very poorly for a very long period of time. Highly restrictive on Trade! They must open their markets and takeRead More

Three women displaced by Carlingwood fire

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Ottawa Fire says three women, two of them seniors, will be displaced after a fire in the Carlingwood area Wednesday evening. Firefighters say heavy black smoke was spotted coming from the second floor of a home at 737 Manitou Drive. The fire was out by 7:50 p.m. No one was home at the time of the fire and no one was reported hurt. Investigators are on scene working to determine a cause. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines [su_feed url=”” limit=”20″]Read More

EPS issue arrest warrants for high-risk offender

EPS issue arrest warrants for high-risk offender

The Edmonton Police Service (EPS) has issued arrest warrants for a high-risk offender who breached her court-imposed peace bond. EPS is searching for 36-year-old Leanne Whitford – a transgender woman formerly known as Ian – after she failed to report to police. Whitford is on the run and has four warrants for her arrest. She is considered to be dangerous and should not be approached, police said. Whitford is a convicted violent offender and EPS believe she will commit another violent crime. Whitford is known to frequent downtown Edmonton, EPSRead More

Malaysian leader denies fleeing prosecution after shock electoral defeat

Defeated Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak

The Associated Press Published Friday, May 11, 2018 10:18PM EDT Last Updated Friday, May 11, 2018 10:37PM EDT KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said Saturday he will take a short holiday to spend time with his family after a shocking electoral defeat that ended the 60-year rule of his coalition. A leaked flight manifesto shows Najib and his wife Rosmah Mansor are due to leave on a private jet on Saturday to Jakarta, fueling rumours he was fleeing the country to escape possible prosecution overRead More

Gas leak causes explosion in eastern Montreal

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CTV Montreal Published Friday, May 11, 2018 4:14PM EDT Last Updated Friday, May 11, 2018 4:17PM EDT A gas leak caused an explosion in a home in the Mercier borough in eastern Montreal Friday afternoon. Énergir, previously known as Gaz Métro, said it sent an employee to site at Taillon and Sainte-Claire around noon after a natural gas pipe was damaged during construction work. According to spokesperson Maude Hébert, the Énergir employee suffered a “very slight burn” at the time of the explosion. Firefighters rushed to the scene where theyRead More

Ambassador Bridge owners lose court battle in Michigan

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The owners of the Ambassador Bridge have suffered another legal blow in their attempt stop construction of the Gordie Howe International Bridge. The Michigan Court of Appeal has upheld a lower court ruling against the Maroun family. Michigan has begun expropriation of the 20 Maroun-owned properties in Delray, Michigan. That’s where the Gordie Howe bridge will touch down stateside. Lawyers for the Michigan Department of Transportation successfully argued the owners of the Ambassador Bridge missed a one-year statute for claims by failing to file a timely notice following the 2012Read More

Testimony wraps in inquest into death of Saskatoon man in police custody

Testimony wraps in inquest into death of Saskatoon man in police custody

More details have emerged about what happened the day a man died in Saskatoon police custody more than two years ago. Michael Ryan, 38, was found unresponsive in a police cell after being arrested for public intoxication and outstanding warrants in February 2016. On Wednesday, the jury heard from the final witnesses, including the doctor who performed Ryan’s autopsy. He determined the cause of death to be drug overdose. He said both cocaine and methamphetamine were found in his system, and although the doctor was unable to determine how muchRead More