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Arson suspected in Dorval fire

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On Saturday morning, a Dorval house under construction was set on fire. The incident occurred at around 5:45 a.m. near Circle Handfield.  The blaze was put out, and the SPVM’s arson squad is now investigating.  There were no injuries, and no suspects have been identified.  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″]


Questions persist after oil spill at Nova Scotia Power generating station

Nova Scotia Power cleans up oil spill

By Alex Cooke, THE CANADIAN PRESS Published Monday, August 6, 2018 5:34PM ADT Last Updated Monday, August 6, 2018 6:29PM ADT HALIFAX — An environmental activist says an oil spill in Halifax harbour might be a good opportunity for Nova Scotia Power to reconsider its use of crude oil. The utility said Tuesday it could be weeks before crews fully clean up about 5,000 litres of oil at the Tufts Cove generating station, and Ecology Action Centre policy director Mark Butler said he has questions about how the oil spilledRead More


Fuel truck explosion in Italy kills 2, injures up to 70

Italy highway explosion

Colleen Barry, The Associated Press Published Monday, August 6, 2018 10:54AM EDT Last Updated Monday, August 6, 2018 1:51PM EDT MILAN — A tanker truck carrying flammable material exploded Monday after rear-ending a stopped truck on a crowded highway near the northern Italian city of Bologna, killing at least two people, injuring up to 70 and causing part of the raised expressway to collapse. Italian police said between 60 and 70 people were injured, some with severe burns, during the midday accident on the highway north of the city. TheRead More


Group starts effort to ban plastic shopping bags in N.B.

Group starts effort to ban plastic shopping bags in N.B.

A group of university students in Fredericton has a lofty goal: they want to ban plastic shopping bags across the province. To kick off their campaign, they’re asking New Brunswickers to sign a petition. “Anything that we can do to eliminate some of the plastic use, I think, is a good thing,” said Sandra Sheridan of Moncton. The idea is to get consumers to bring their own reusable bags in hopes of eliminating some of the plastic that ends up in landfills, on city streets and in waterways such asRead More


Canadian singer Lights signs pact for TV series, games inspired by her comic books

Lights

TORONTO — Lights plans to bring the storylines of her comic book series “Skin & Earth” to the small screen. The Canadian pop singer has struck a deal to adapt the first six issues of the comic into both a TV show and video game content. The move expands on the post-apocalyptic world she’s created around the heroine Enaia Jin, a woman who is trying to find her identity amid conflicts of love and self-discovery. Lights wrote and illustrated the comic book, which also inspired her 2017 album of theRead More


Manitoba seeing 25% increase in road fatalities in 2018

Road fatalities

Road-related deaths have seen a sharp increase in 2018 according to some startling numbers out of Manitoba Public Insurance. This year there’s been around a 25 per cent uptick in fatalities compared to 2017. “We’re also seeing an increase in fatalities on weekends,” said Brian Smiley, the MPI media relations coordinator. According to Smiley, the increase in weekend road deaths is a trend they’ve been noticing over the past few years. He said some possible explanations for this pattern are the fact that there’s more driver on the road asRead More


5 things to know on Wednesday, July 11 on CTVNews.ca: NATO, subway, interest rates

Authorities say the 12 boys rescued from a Thai cave are recovering and in good health. In other news, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada will take command of a new NATO training mission. 1. Troop commitment: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that Canada will assume command of a new NATO training mission in Iraq. 2. Subway save: Three men have been honoured by the City of Toronto and given free public transit for a year as a reward for helping a visually impaired man who fell onto theRead More


Putin urges closer international cybersecurity co-operation

Putin cyber

MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin on Friday called for closer international co-operation in fending off cyberattacks. Addressing a cybersecurity conference in Moscow, Putin said it’s important to develop common cybersecurity standards that take into account interests of all nations. He noted that cyberthreats have mounted around the world. “Cyberthreats have reached such a scale that they could only be neutralized by combined efforts of the entire international community,” Putin said. “We have repeatedly seen that some nations’ egoism, their attempts to act squarely to their own advantages, hurt the globalRead More


Senators assistant GM seeks dismissal of harassment charges in Buffalo

Randy Lee

John Wawrow, The Associated Press Published Thursday, July 5, 2018 3:04PM EDT Last Updated Thursday, July 5, 2018 5:04PM EDT BUFFALO, N.Y. — The lawyer representing Ottawa Senators assistant general manager Randy Lee tells The Associated Press he will enter a not guilty plea and file a motion to dismiss harassment charges during his client’s appearance Friday in Buffalo city court. Attorney Paul Cambria declined further comment in a text sent Thursday to the AP. A spokesman for the Erie County district attorney’s office said prosecutors would oppose the motionRead More


CAA warns heat can also cause peformance issues for vehicles

Car battery

There could be a run on car batteries come Tuesday. The CAA South Central Ontario is expecting a high volume of calls for services over the long weekend, which is predicted to peak on Tuesday. With extreme heat throughout southern Ontario, the CAA says it’s not just the cold that can affect batteries. Canadians are used to plugging in batteries during cold snaps, but don’t think about their batteries in the summer. Extreme heat can weaken a vehicle battery and shorten its lifespan. It’s best to have a charging systemRead More