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More than 3 million litres of sewage flows into river from Wolseley treatment plan

More than 3 million litres of sewage flows into river from Wolseley treatment plan

More than three million litres of diluted sewage flowed into the Assiniboine River Sunday night due to a power failure during a rainfall, according to the City of Winnipeg.  It happened at the Aubrey Lift Station on Palmerston Avenue, with the overflow running from just after 11 p.m. until nearly 3 a.m. the next day.  A city spokesperson said that location was offline for two hours, writing:  “Typically, sewer system storage has capacity for two hours of flow storage during dry weather, to provide time for operational maintenance/response. However, theRead More


Police investigating suspicious fire on Wonderland Road

Fire at 675 Wonderland Road S.

London police are investigating a suspicious fire at an apartment on Wonderland Road. The blaze broke out around 12 p.m. Monday at a second floor unit at 675 Wonderland Rd. South. Once crews arrived on scene, black smoke could be seen pouring out of the windows. The blaze was quickly put out and no one was hurt. Upon further review, the fire was deemed suspicious. The London Fire Department and the Ontario Fire Marshal’s Office are both investigating. Damage is pegged at $25,000. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and storiesRead More


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


Boy, 15, charged with 2nd-degree murder in fatal stabbing of teen in Toronto

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Toronto police say a boy is facing a murder charge in the fatal stabbing of a 15-year-old. Police say the stabbing occurred Saturday night in southwest Toronto near the Sherway Gardens shopping mall. Investigators say responding officers found a man and two boys suffering from trauma and all three were taken to hospital. They say a 15-year-old Mississauga boy died of his injuries. Police say a 15-year-old boy was arrested on Monday and charged with second-degree murder. He is to appear in court on Tuesday. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenewsRead More


Online site helps guarantee voter eligibility for municipal election

CTV Windsor Published Sunday, August 19, 2018 12:09PM EDT Last Updated Sunday, August 19, 2018 12:43PM EDT If you plan to vote in this fall’s municipal election, a check online will ensure you are eligible. The Municipality of Chatham-Kent says voters can now use voterlookup.ca to see if they are on the registered list and to make sure the information there is accurate. “We want to make sure everyone eligible to vote is able to do so easily and efficiently,” said Chatham-Kent Election Co-ordinator Lucas Chambers. “It is especially importantRead More


Research links a banned pesticide and autism

Research links a banned pesticide and autism

Scientists find pregnant women who have been exposed to a long-banned chemical had a higher chance of having a child with autism. 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″]


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