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Judge: Teen must repay US$37M for starting Oregon wildfire

The Eagle Creek wildfire burns in Sept., 2017

HOOD RIVER, Ore. — A teenager who started a major wildfire in the scenic Columbia River Gorge in Oregon has been ordered to pay restitution for at least the next decade, though it’s unlikely the boy will ever cover his nearly US$37 million bill. The Oregonian reports that Hood River County Circuit Judge John A. Olson issued the opinion on Monday, awarding the restitution totalling $36,618,330.24 to cover the costs of firefighting, repair and restoration to the gorge and damage to homes. Victims include the U.S. Forest Service and OregonRead More

Longboarding teen in Prince Albert run over by vehicle he was riding behind

STARS Air Ambulance

CTV Saskatoon Published Friday, May 18, 2018 2:26PM CST Last Updated Friday, May 18, 2018 2:34PM CST A teen who was longboarding while holding onto a friend’s vehicle in Prince Albert sustained a major head injury when he was run over by the vehicle, according to the city’s police service. The 17-year-old boy fell from the board and was run over by the Jeep’s rear wheel, police said in a news release. He sustained head trauma and was unconscious when emergency crews arrived at the scene, the 1600 block ofRead More

New mental health and addictions strategy to tackle gaps in care: Province

New mental health and addictions strategy to tackle gaps in care: Province

The Manitoba government released its news mental health and addictions strategy on Monday with a focus on addressing gaps in healthcare services, according to a news release from the province. The report identifies some of the major challenges facing mental health and addictions treatment: long waits for services, limited access to treatment in rural and northern communities, gaps in continuing from acute to primary care and an imbalance in how investments were divided between acute services and community-based services. The Manitoba Mental Health and Addictions Strategy highlights the need toRead More

Man barricades himself inside Fairhaven home, police’s tactical support unit called

Saskatoon Police tactical unit

CTV Saskatoon Published Sunday, May 13, 2018 11:06PM CST Last Updated Monday, May 14, 2018 5:28AM CST A tense scene in the Fairhaven neighbourhood kept Saskatoon Police busy for several hours Sunday afternoon. Crisis negotiators and the tactical support unit were called to a home in the 100 block of Bushe Place following a situation involving a man and a possible firearm. Police say the man barricaded himself inside the home. Shortly after 10 p.m. police say the incident was peacefully resolved, with one man safely in custody. Police wouldn’tRead More

Big meeting for Northern Ontario municipal leaders

Big meeting for Northern Ontario municipal leaders

Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities holds annual conference in Parry Sound to tackle a variety of issues. Tony Ryma reports. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

Police investigating weapons complain in southeast Edmonton

Weapons complaint

Police are investigating a weapons complaint in southeast Edmonton Monday afternoon. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

QR code at park next to west Edmonton school leads to porn website

QR code at park next to west Edmonton school leads to porn website

An Edmonton mother was shocked when the QR code she scanned with her phone while her kids played at a park near a west Edmonton elementary school led her to a pornography website. The code, located on the Norwell Outdoor Fitness Park’s information sign next to the St. Martha Elementary School, was meant to take users to the fitness park’s website. “I scanned the QR code in it, and big surprise, it was a pornographic website,” Kathy Mayer told CTV News. Edmonton Catholic School District (ECSD) spokesperson Lori Nagy emailedRead More

RCMP arrest 16-year-old after shots fired in Bridgetown


Annapolis District RCMP have arrested a 16-year-old male after shots were fired overnight Saturday. Just after midnight on May 5, RCMP received a call to the scene of a single motor vehicle collision on South St. at Carleton Corner in Bridgetown, N.S. Officers discovered an abandoned vehicle at the scene and were told a male was seen leaving the scene of the accident with a rifle, heading towards the train track in Bridgetown. RCMP found the suspect who had fired multiple shots from the rifle. Shortly after 1:00 a.m., RCMPRead More

Sexual assault and child porn suspect facing 87 charges

Simon Drouin

A man from the Laurentians is due in court Friday to face 87 charges for sexual offences involving approximately 70 teenagers. Simon Drouin, 33, is scheduled to appear in the Saint Jerome courthouse. The Sureté du Quebec said the scale of the case justified the launching of an investigation for serial crimes. Police have recommended Drouin be charged with incitement to sexual touching, sexual assault, luring, and possession and production of child pornography. The alleged acts were committed between 2010 and 2015. Drouin was arrested in Mont Tremblant on Thursday,Read More

Politician takes up cause of N.S. woman who wants to teach Gaelic in Scotland

Gaelic Council

A prominent member of the Scottish parliament is taking up the cause of a young Nova Scotia woman and the Scottish island school that wants her to be its Gaelic teacher. Sine Halfpenny of Antigonish, N.S., was the only applicant for a Gaelic-language teaching job at Bunessan Primary School in Isle of Mull, Scotland. But she encountered visa issues, and couldn’t get approval to immigrate. She ultimately took a job in Manitoba that doesn’t allow her to use her Gaelic skills. “It’s frustrating because you got kids with no teacher,”Read More