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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


Local reaction to Doug Ford’s plans to cancel regional chair elections

doug ford

Following Premier Doug Ford’s stunning announcement Friday in which he revealed plans to cancel several region chair election, implications are being felt in Muskoka, Peel and York Region.  Wayne Emmerson; appointed Regional Chairman and CEO of York in 2014 had previously withdrawn his candidacy when polls showed he likely wasn’t going to win.  “Unless you’re from the Vaughan, Markham or Richmond Hill areas, it’s hard to get to get those numbers out for support…when you look at it, it’s a popularity contest,” said Emmerson.  Now Emmerson’s back in the raceRead More


Police searching for pair of missing kids last seen in the North End

Winnipeg police

The Winnipeg Police Service is asking for the public’s help in finding 9-year-old Farah Dunsford and 10-year-old Sheamus Duck. The two kids were last seen around Powers Street and Selkirk Avenue at approximately 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 28. Dunsford was seen wearing a blue t-shirt and black pants. Duck was wearing a black t-shirt with an Air Jordan logo, black and blue baseball cap and black pants. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Winnipeg Police Service at 204-986-9250 or submit a tip through Crime Stoppers. Source linkRead More


Questions linger after dog dies in hot car

Questions linger after dog dies in hot car

There’s no doubt the dog’s owner will have to live with the pain of the tragedy, but some are asking – is that enough? 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″]


Care facility resident speaks out on allegations

Care facility resident speaks out on allegations

A resident of a Victoria care facility claims two of her roommates told her they were sexually assaulted by a male care aid. 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″]


Field fire, Combine Harvester, Wheat field, Huron County fire

Source: Emma Ens

CTV London Published Friday, July 13, 2018 3:45PM EDT Last Updated Friday, July 13, 2018 4:18PM EDT Fire crews were called to a large field fire at Hern Line and Park Road just south of Exeter in Huron County on Friday. South Huron Fire Chief Andrew Baird says one farmer suffered minor burns to his hands and was treated on scene by Huron County EMS. Approximately 20 acres of standing wheat was lost due to the fire that started as a combine harvester was out in the wheat field. AllRead 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


WestJet last flight out of Sudbury looms

WestJet last flight out of Sudbury looms

Canada’s second largest airline, Calgary-based WestJet, will end service at the Greater Sudbury Airport this fall. Callam Rodya reports. 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″]


Safe injection sites saving lives, expert says

Safe injection sites saving lives, expert says

A group in charge of two safe injection sites in downtown Edmonton says the program is working, but some business owners in the area disagree. More than 9,000 people have visited the safe injection sites at Boyle Street Community Services and The George Spady Centre. There have been 112 medical emergencies – the majority of which were overdoses. “These are potentially 100 Edmonton citizens who may not have survived an overdose,” Streetworks director Marliss Taylor said. Taylor says the prevention of overdoses is not the only benefit of these sites.Read More


Manitoba man charged with murder in case of missing Alberta Indigenous woman

Manitoba man charged with murder in case of missing Alberta Indigenous woman

DESMARAIS, Alta. — RCMP have charged a man with second-degree murder after the remains of an Indigenous woman from northern Alberta were found in Manitoba nearly three years after she disappeared. Gloria Gladue, 44, was last seen in Wabasca, Alta., in October 2015 and reported missing by her family a month later. Her daughter, Nicole Gladue-Weesemat, said the family is shattered by the news. “I’m in shock and I’m devastated and in denial,” she said in an interview. “But it just keeps getting more real.” Gladue-Weesemat, who lives in Edson,Read More