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One dead and four injured after crash in Okotoks

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Okotoks RCMP says that one person has died and four others were seriously injured in a single vehicle crash on Saturday evening. Police say that the crash, at 112 Street W. just one kilometre north of Highway 549, took place at about 9:00 p.m. One person was pronounced dead at the scene and four others were taken to hospital in serious condition. There is no other information about the victims at this time. Traffic was rerouted around the incident for the duration of the investigation. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenewsRead More


Dolores O’Riordan found second home in Ontario, called herself ‘half a Canuck’

Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan dead at 46

By David Friend, The Canadian Press Published Monday, January 15, 2018 5:36PM EST Dolores O’Riordan, the defiant voice of Irish rock band the Cranberries who died Monday at 46, found a certain solace in her second home — a remote town in Ontario. When she wasn’t performing rock anthems like “Zombie,” “Linger” and “Dreams” before audiences of thousands, O’Riordan was often at her cottage north of Peterborough, Ont., about 90 minutes northeast of Toronto. It was there she escaped from her sometimes relentless global fame and lived for years withRead More


Margaret Atwood takes to Twitter to defend herself after ‘MeToo’ op-ed

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Margaret Atwood has taken to Twitter to defend herself after writing a controversial op-ed in which she wondered if she was a “bad feminist” for questioning the tactics of the #MeToo movement. In a piece published Saturday in The Globe and Mail, Atwood called #MeToo “a symptom of a broken legal system”. The op-ed drew sharp criticism from some observers, who were angered by what they saw as a betrayal of feminist values by an author who has long been interested in examining and questioning power structures that subjugate women.Read More


River flats from Delaware through to Chatham could flood: LTVCA

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The Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority says water levels on the Thames River are expected to peak Sunday in Dutton and in Thamesville and Chatham on Monday. That means the Indian-McGregor Creek Diversion Channel is still operating to protect the south end of Chatham from flooding. Elevated water levels can be expected for several days after the peak passes, LTVCA says. Low-lying river flats adjacent to the Thames River from Delaware to Chatham are expected to flood. The authority says water levels had risen on many of the region’s smallerRead More


London housing prices spike in last quarter of 2017: survey

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It’s good news for homeowners and realtors in the London market. The Royal LePage House Price Survey released Wednesday showed a major spike in the fourth quarter of 2017. The aggregate price of a home increased 19.6 per cent year-over-year to $363,765. The median price of a two-storey home increased 21.1 per cent year-over-year to $404,423. The median price of a bungalow increased 17.7 per cent to $299,222. Nationally, the price of a home in Canada increased 10.8 per cent year-over-year to $626,042 in the fourth quarter of 2017. SourceRead More


ABC News reporter suspended for ‘serious error’ on Flynn report

Jocelyn Noveck, The Associated Press Published Saturday, December 2, 2017 8:30PM EST Last Updated Saturday, December 2, 2017 9:50PM EST NEW YORK — ABC News on Saturday suspended investigative reporter Brian Ross for four weeks without pay for his erroneous report on Michael Flynn, which it called a “serious error.” Ross, citing an unnamed confidant of Flynn, the former national security adviser, had reported Friday that during the presidential campaign, then-candidate Donald Trump had directed Flynn to make contact with the Russians. That would have been an explosive development inRead More


Canada’s top soldier talks North Korea, ISIS and military suicides in year-end interview

It’s been a busy year for Canada’s military. North Korea conducted 23 missile tests this year, three of which were inter-continental ballistic missiles that the rogue nation claims have the ability to strike anywhere in North America. In Iraq, political turmoil has forced Canadian Special Operation Forces soldiers to halt their “advise-and-assist” co-operation with Kurdish and Iraqi soldiers. Dozens of service members found guilty of sexual misconduct were forced out of the military. All the while, the Canadian Forces have been working to reduce the rate of military suicide, aRead More


It’s official: Neil Young returns home for Coronation Hall show in Omemee, Ont.

By David Friend, The Canadian Press Published Friday, December 1, 2017 2:24PM EST OMEMEE, Ont. — Neil Young is officially headed back to his hometown of Omemee, Ont., for an intimate concert on Friday night — but good luck scoring last-minute tickets. Most fans of the “Heart of Gold” singer will be shut out of the invite-only event inside Coronation Hall, a small venue which seats about 225 people. Instead, they’ll be able to catch the acoustic concert livestreamed by CTV at 8 p.m. ET on various platforms, including CTV.ca,Read More


Homeowner hit with bear spray during break and enter at rural residence east of Calgary

RCMP are working to track down three suspects who assaulted a homeowner with bear spray at a residence north of Conrich earlier this month. Police were called to a home east of Calgary on November 17 at about 4:45 p.m. and say the homeowner was in an outbuilding when he saw a suspicious vehicle parked in the driveway. He approached the vehicle and was speaking with a woman in the car when two males came out of the residence and assaulted him with bear spray. The offenders fled the sceneRead More


The public reacts after viral video sparks conversation on racial profiling

The American Indian Movement (AIM) Saskatchewan organization gathered outside the north Regina Giant Tiger today in support of Ezekial Bigknife. The Indigenous man who posted a video that has since gone viral of him being followed for more than four minutes inside the story last Thursday. “I never once did anything, I just go there and shop and pay for my items and leave, I don’t know why he followed me for whatever reason, I didn’t do nothing,” said Bigknife. AIM Saskatchewan is also calling for an end to racismRead More