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Electrical fire causes major damage to Montreal home

Montreal firefighter

Everyone inside a Montreal home managed to escape safely when the building caught fire overnight in Montreal. A man living in the house spotted flames coming from a back wall near a stove around 2:40 a.m. Monday. He immediately got everyone outside and they took shelter at a neighbour’s home, at which point they called 9-1-1. Firefighters said smoke alarms were going off when they arrived. It took about an hour to extinguish the flames, but lots of damage was caused to the building on Armand Bombardier Blvd. near MauriceRead More

Lincoln, Honda, and Volvo winners at 2018 NAIAS

Car of the year 2018

The North American International Auto Show is underway in Detroit with the vehicles of the year announced Monday morning. For the category of Car of the Year, the 2018 Honda Accord took home the prize. Meanwhile the 2017 Volvo XC60 won for best Utility Vehicle and the Lincoln Navigator took home the prize for Truck of the Year. NAIAS officially opened today with pledges from the U.S. Government to advance autonomous vehicle technology. Ford kicked off the show by unveiling the 50th anniversary version of the Mustang that Steve McQueenRead More

Third asylum seeker in Manitoba suffers severe frostbite

Third asylum seeker in Manitoba suffers severe frostbite

A renewed warning about frostbite and the dangerous journey some asylum seekers take to make it into Manitoba. A man from the West African country of Togo is the third asylum seeker to have suffered severe frostbite on his hands after crossing the U.S.-Canada border on foot into Manitoba. He made the crossing during the evening of Jan. 4. Temperatures dipped as low as – 28 degrees in Emerson that day. “I feel the pain,” said Kangni Fiowole-Kouevi from his temporary home in Winnipeg. I sleep with difficultly. It’s notRead More

Chris Brown’s pet capuchin monkey seized

Chris Brown

LOS ANGELES — California fish and wildlife agents have seized Chris Brown’s pet monkey from his Los Angeles home. Capt. Patrick Foy says Friday that investigators determined the singer didn’t have a permit for the capuchin monkey, named Fiji. The singer posted an Instagram video last month showing his 3-year-old daughter, Royalty, cuddling with the monkey. Foy says that prompted a half-dozen calls to the wildlife department from concerned people. Foy says Brown agreed to co-operate. Agents served a search warrant Jan. 2 at his home. Foy says Brown wasn’tRead More

Nova Scotia’s new immigration program lacks takers

Nova Scotia

Keith Doucette, The Canadian Press Published Thursday, January 11, 2018 3:46PM EST HALIFAX — Nova Scotia is lagging on a highly touted initiative aimed at boosting East Coast immigration, filling only a quarter of the province’s available slots last year. Provincial Immigration Minister Lena Diab said Thursday she remains optimistic the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Project will be a “wonderful tool,” and she’s confident Nova Scotia is doing the work needed to promote it. Launched last March, the project is aimed at attracting and retaining skilled immigrants for the workforce, asRead More

“Day of Action” today in support of Tim Hortons workers

Tim Hortons

Organized labour has called for a ‘day of action’ Wednesday in support of workers at Tim Hortons. Certain individual franchise owners have balked at having to pay the Wynne government’s mandated 14-dollar an hour minimum wage, and have resorted to measures like eliminating paid breaks. London is among more than 15 communities across ontario, where protests have been called for on Wednesday, outside Tim Hortons stores demanding that the company not roll back workers’ wages and benefits. A local demonstration will take place at 3 p.m. at the Tim HortonsRead More

Montreal explorers discover Ice Age-era cave under the city

Ben Cousins, Staff Published Saturday, December 2, 2017 6:34PM EST Last Updated Saturday, December 2, 2017 7:58PM EST Explorers in Montreal have made the underground discovery of a lifetime: a giant cave that weaves under one of the city’s public parks. A cave below Parc Pie-XII in Saint-Leonard, a neighbourhood in Montreal, was already available for people to walk through. But Luc Le Blanc, one of the people credited with the most recent discovery, says the new section was uncovered just behind the old cave. The newly-discovered cavern isRead More

Pedestrian hit by car in south Kitchener

One person was taken to hospital after they were hit by a car in Kitchener’s south end Friday evening. It happened around 6 p.m. at Homer Watson Boulevard and Doon South Drive. The crash left the car with a broken windshield. A tattered down coat was visible on the ground near the car. According to Waterloo Regional Police, the pedestrian’s injuries were not life-threatening. Information on the cause of the collision was not immediately available. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News HeadlinesRead More

Vancouver animators out of work due to Louis C.K.’s admissions of sexual misconduct

Dozens of employees for a Vancouver-based animation studio lost a big gig recently after a new Louis C.K. TV series was shelved because of his admissions of sexual misconduct. Vancouver’s Bardel Entertainment was in charge of animation for “The Cops,” a new TBS cartoon produced by and starring Louis C.K. and Albert Brooks. Fifty-three animators at the studio were put out of work when the show was cancelled after the comedian admitted to masturbating in front of, or on the phone with, five women he worked with at various pointsRead More

Second man identified related to serious assault

CTV Windsor Published Friday, December 1, 2017 4:59PM EST Last Updated Friday, December 1, 2017 5:45PM EST Windsor police have identified a second man related to an assault at a home on Dougall Avenue. Patrol officers were called to a residence in the 2100 block of Dougall Avenue on Nov. 11 at about 9:15 p.m. for a report of an assault that had just occurred. A 23-year-old man has been charged and a second suspect is sought by police. The second suspect has been identified as Michael Patrick Jackson, a 35-year-oldRead More