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Basic income pilot ending in March

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The Canadian Press Published Friday, August 31, 2018 5:41PM EDT Last Updated Friday, August 31, 2018 5:48PM EDT Ontario’s basic-income pilot project, which was launched by the former Liberal government and was aimed at lifting people out of poverty, will end next March. The Progressive Conservative government says the final payments to the 4,000 low-income recipients in several cities will be made on March 31, 2019. The Tories announced last month they would wind down the project, which was launched in 2017 and was set to run for three years.Read More


More than 3 million litres of sewage flows into river from Wolseley treatment plan

More than 3 million litres of sewage flows into river from Wolseley treatment plan

More than three million litres of diluted sewage flowed into the Assiniboine River Sunday night due to a power failure during a rainfall, according to the City of Winnipeg.  It happened at the Aubrey Lift Station on Palmerston Avenue, with the overflow running from just after 11 p.m. until nearly 3 a.m. the next day.  A city spokesperson said that location was offline for two hours, writing:  “Typically, sewer system storage has capacity for two hours of flow storage during dry weather, to provide time for operational maintenance/response. However, theRead More


Raonic, Shapavalov advance into third round of U.S. Open

Milos Raonic

The Canadian Press Published Wednesday, August 29, 2018 3:08PM EDT Last Updated Thursday, August 30, 2018 12:00AM EDT NEW YORK – Milos Raonic felt he stepped up in the second round of the U.S. Open – and the scoreline indicates the Canadian did just that. After an inconsistent performance in a four-set win over qualifier Carlos Berlocq to open the final Grand Slam of the year, the No. 25 seed downed France’s Gilles Simon 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 on a hot and humid Wednesday at Flushing Meadows. “Overall, I did thingsRead More


More than 145 new blazes in B.C., as wicked weather adds to firefighters’ woes

B.C. Wildfire

Thousands of people living in central and northern British Columbia are keeping a close watch on winds and weather as wildfires have the potential to threaten more homes. No new evacuations or alerts were issued early Monday, offering some respite in the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako and Cariboo Regional District after officials in both regions spent Sunday expanding orders around nearly two dozen blazes. Roughly 1,600 residents of Fort St. James and close to 2,000 more around West Quesnel have been advised to be ready to leave as aggressive firesRead More


Construction begins for Windsor’s Miracle League diamond

Miracle League Baseball Diamond

After just one year of fundraising, Riverside Minor Baseball is breaking ground on a new Miracle League baseball diamond in east Windsor. A sod turning ceremony was held Wednesday morning to mark the official start of construction. The field, next to the existing Riverside baseball diamonds on Wyandotte Street East, will allow children with disabilities to participate in minor baseball programs. The Farrow Riverside Miracle Field is modeled after the existing one in Amherstburg. The diamond is part of a $2.5-million project on property leased from the city last October.Read More


‘Hotel Transylvania 3’ tops charts, ‘Skyscraper’ stumbles

Box Office

LOS ANGELES — “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” has checked into the No. 1 spot at the box office in its opening weekend and left the Dwayne Johnson action thriller, “Skyscraper,” in the dust. Sony Pictures estimated Sunday that the animated family movie earned $44.1 million from North American theatres. As the first in the franchise to open in the summer, it’s just slightly under the previous installment’s $48.5 million debut in September 2015. Worldwide, “Hotel Transylvania 3” has already earned more than $100 million. “It’s really terrific,” said AdrianRead More


Bautista drives in run in Mets uniform beating Blue Jays 6-3

New York Mets' Jose Bautista

TORONTO — Former Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista drove in the eventual winning run and scored as part of New York’s five-run fifth inning, and the Mets defeated Toronto 6-3 on Wednesday to split their two-game interleague series. Todd Frazier hit a two-run homer for the Mets (34-49) and Brandon Nimmo, Michael Conforto and Asdrubal Cabrera had run-scoring singles. Kendrys Morales homered for Toronto (40-46) and Lourdes Gurriel Jr., drove in a pair to bring his RBI total to five in two games. Marcus Stroman (1-6) was chased after 4Read More


Woman found living with adult daughter’s corpse: police

Police Tape

DETROIT – A 65-year-old woman has been found living with the body of her adult daughter in a house on Detroit’s west side. Detroit police Officer Dan Donakowski said Monday that the mother went to a police precinct Sunday and told officers that her daughter had died. Officers went to the home on Seebaldt Street and found the 47-year-old woman’s body. Donakowski says a medical examiner must determine when and how she died. No one has been arrested. WJBK-TV and WXYZ-TV report that the woman’s body may have been inRead More


7 local residents named to Order of Canada

Jim Estill

A collection of 99 new inductees into Canada’s highest civilian honour includes seven local residents. Gov. Gen. Julie Payette announced the new inductees Friday afternoon. Neil Turok, the director of Waterloo’s Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, has been named an officer of the order – the second-highest of its three ranks. As Turok was born in South Africa and is not a Canadian citizen, his appointment is considered honorary. The other six local appointees were all named members of the order. They include Jim Estill, the Guelph businessman who helpedRead More


Bali airport reopens after ash threat stranded thousands

Mount Agung's crater glows red

The Associated Press Published Friday, June 29, 2018 9:22AM EDT Last Updated Friday, June 29, 2018 9:42AM EDT DENPASAR, Indonesia — The international airport on the Indonesian resort island of Bali reopened Friday afternoon after a nearly 12-hour closure due to a volcanic ash threat that disrupted travel plans for thousands. Nearly 450 flights were cancelled Friday, affecting some 75,000 people, as the Mount Agung volcano gushed a 2,500-metre column of ash and smoke for a second day. The National Disaster Mitigation Agency said tests showed there was no ashRead More