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Video hopes to encourage more youth to become hockey referees

Referees

Thousands of Calgary kids are taking to the ice for Minor Hockey Week at the Max Bell Centre but a growing number of youngsters are slipping into striped shirts rather than pads for the tournament. As a result of the resounding interest in officiating at events, a group of hockey officials put together a video that they hope will encourage more young people to get involved. The video follows one of the youngest linesmen on the ice in the city, 13-year-old Mason Rockley. In the video, Rockley reveals why heRead More


Winnipeg police union takes concerns about safe parking to provincial government

Downtown safety

The union representing Winnipeg police officers is taking concerns about a lack of safe parking for members’ personal vehicles to the provincial government. It comes after an off-duty officer was stabbed early last month going to his vehicle after leaving work at the downtown headquarters — which doesn’t have a parkade. And just two days ago, on Sunday morning, a man was arrested and charged after trying to rob an off-duty officer outside the downtown headquarters but the union doesn’t believe the victim in that incident was targeted because heRead More


Breakaway barge carrying millions of litres of fuel to be towed from B.C. to Alaska

BELLA BELLA, B.C. – A British Columbia First Nation is breathing a sigh of relief as a barge carrying millions of litres of fuel was removed from its harbour on the central coast. The barge broke away from a U.S.-registered tugboat, the Jake Shearer, southwest of Bella Bella last Sunday. Heiltsuk Chief Councillor Marilyn Slett says it’s “terrifying” to consider the damage that could have been caused if a spill occurred. The barge was carrying 12.5 million litres of diesel and gasoline, which Slett says is four times the volumeRead More


Police release surveillance video of assault in illegal gaming den in Richmond Hill

York Regional Police have released surveillance video of an assault that happened in an illegal gaming den in Richmond Hill. The assault took place at a commercial plaza at 9005 Leslie St., around 2 p.m. on Friday, June. 9. However, the surveillance footage was released Friday afternoon. When officers arrived on the scene they found a 28-year-old man suffering from serious injuries. He was then taken to hospital. Investigators said the victim was confronted by a man over an outstanding debt. Police say they have “exhausted all leads” and areRead 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


Heather Graham turning Hollywood sexism complaints into film

Sandy Cohen, The Associated Press Published Thursday, November 30, 2017 12:00AM EST WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Heather Graham says she was so frustrated by sexism and Hollywood and the dearth of female perspectives onscreen that she made a movie about it. She thought showing her experiences onscreen would be the only way to be heard in a system that favored the powerful and silenced the powerless. But that was before the flood of sexual misconduct allegations surfaced against Harvey Weinstein and other Hollywood power players. “My only recourse was writingRead More


Holiday ideas from the LCBO

From CTV’s Rebecca Nobrega: LCBO has some ideas for your next holiday gathering. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines


Officials wary of spike in impaired drivers across Maritimes

Officials are expressing concern for the amount of impaired drivers charged during the last weekend of November in the region. A vehicle was reported to be weaving on the Westmorland Street Bridge in Fredericton on Saturday morning. The vehicle had two flat tires and damage to the front end. Police say the vehicle hit a concreate wall a couple of times and the driver will face impaired driving charges. “It’s dangerous, and it’s illegal and you’re gonna get busted and your life will change if you get caught, much lessRead More


Orillia residents share big ideas for their city

CTV Barrie Published Saturday, November 25, 2017 8:14PM EST Last Updated Saturday, November 25, 2017 8:16PM EST On Saturday Orillia residents had a chance to share some big ideas. The sunshine city hosted its third annual Sunshine Initiative, a three-part process where residents pitch ideas on how to make Orillia a better place. A music program for people with mental illness, a reuse centre at the landfill and a gathering place for those affected by the opioid crisis were just some of the ideas heard at the forum. The ideaRead More


A forgiven murderer

A father of four was murdered in cold blood, but years later his daughter has made amends with his killer. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines