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7-year-old survives dad’s drunk crash, killed by another car

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ROMULUS, Mich. – Police say a 7-year-old girl was struck and killed as she tried to get help after her father drunkenly crashed into an abandoned vehicle on an interstate in suburban Detroit. State police spokesman Lt. Mike Shaw says the girl sent text messages to police about her father’s crash before she was struck on I-94 near Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Romulus early Sunday. She died instantly. Shaw says a driver called state police to say she might have hit a pedestrian. He says the girl’s father was drunkRead More


Hamilton police investigate ‘sudden death’ of young child

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CTV News Toronto Published Wednesday, July 11, 2018 9:38PM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, July 11, 2018 10:43PM EDT An investigation is underway into the “sudden death” of a young child in Hamilton on Wednesday evening, police said. Emergency crews were called to an apartment building in the area of Young and John streets at around 5 p.m. At the time, Hamilton paramedics said they were responding to a “child in distress.” No further details have been provided. Anyone with further information is asked to contact investigators at 905-564-4861. Source linkRead More


Man facing arson charge a person of interest in homicide case

July 6 house fire

A man charged with arson in connection with a house fire in the Caswell Hill neighbourhood is now a person of interest in a homicide investigation. Saskatoon police recently confirmed the 39-year-old, who was scheduled to appear in court Wednesday on the arson charge, is a person of interest in the death of Crystal Louise McFadyen. McFadyen, who was eight months pregnant, was found dead by firefighters who were responding Friday morning to flames at a home on the 200 block of Avenue F North. Police initially called the deathRead More


Montreal’s England fans, bar owners rejoice in victory over Sweden

FIFA Burgundy Lion World Cup

It’s been a long wait for England, and for fans of that country’s national soccer team. With Saturday’s 2-0 win over Sweden, the club moves on to the tournament’s semi-final round for the first time since 1990, giving them a shot at their first World Cup in 52 years. The victory left revelers in Montreal’s Burgundy Lion feeling pretty good – though the liquid refreshments may have helped. According to the British Beer and Pub Association, pint sales in England are expected to come out at 18 million for SaturdayRead More


CAA warns heat can also cause peformance issues for vehicles

Car battery

There could be a run on car batteries come Tuesday. The CAA South Central Ontario is expecting a high volume of calls for services over the long weekend, which is predicted to peak on Tuesday. With extreme heat throughout southern Ontario, the CAA says it’s not just the cold that can affect batteries. Canadians are used to plugging in batteries during cold snaps, but don’t think about their batteries in the summer. Extreme heat can weaken a vehicle battery and shorten its lifespan. It’s best to have a charging systemRead More


Crews still fighting blaze near Hinton, wildfire hasn’t grown

Wildfire

Zach Howe, CTV Edmonton Published Friday, June 29, 2018 1:55PM MDT Last Updated Friday, June 29, 2018 1:57PM MDT The Edson Forest Area wildfire hasn’t expanded according to AHS officials, but crews are still battling the blaze. Officials say that as of Wednesday night, the out-of-control fire is about 15 per cent contained at 1,137-hectares. The wildfire is approximately fifteen kilometres southeast of Hinton. There are 70 firefighters, seven helicopters and some heavy equipment who are continuing to fight the north side of the wildfire and air tankers will focusRead More


Convictions for cannabis possession could carry consequences after legalization

Convictions for cannabis possession could carry consequences after legalization

Possessing marijuana is still a crime. That’s the message the Trudeau government is sending to Canadians four months ahead of the legalization of recreational cannabis. Critics say that could have extreme consequences for people carrying a conviction even after pot laws change. Come October 17th adults will be allowed to legally possess up to 30 grams of legal cannabis. The law will create a new offence for possessing more than that amount. The uncertainty over what will happen with previous convictions under the existing law has left a cloud hangingRead More


‘Hot Dog Water’ seller in Vancouver gets laughs to prove point

Hot dog water

VANCOUVER – A Vancouver man who sold bottles of “Hot Dog Water” for nearly $40 each says he was trying to see how marketing of health claims backed by supposed science amounts to quick sales. Douglas Bevans said he boiled about 100 organic beef hot dogs and put each one in a bottle of the water he sold at an annual car-free event. Each bottle of the “keto-compatible,” unfiltered water sold for $37.99, but two bottles cost only $75 because of a special deal last Sunday at his booth, whereRead More


Rays win against Blue Jays1-0 in 9th inning

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Matt Duffy saved his best for last. Duffy’s ground ball found a hole between third and short with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning Wednesday and drove in the game’s only run in Tampa Bay’s win over the Toronto Blue Jays. “After seeing that many zeroes, it’s definitely awesome to come out on top in that game,” Duffy said after a game in which eight pitchers gave up a total of 10 hits. Duffy drove in Mallex Smith, who doubled with one outRead More


Public inquiry sparked by Wettlaufer case begins today in Ontario

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The Canadian Press Published Tuesday, June 5, 2018 5:12AM EDT Last Updated Tuesday, June 5, 2018 5:20AM EDT ST. THOMAS, Ont. — A public inquiry examining the circumstances that allowed a long-term care nurse to kill elderly patients in her care is set to get underway today in St. Thomas, Ont. The inquiry, led by Ontario Court of Appeal judge Eileen Gillese, will examine systemic factors that allowed Elizabeth Wettlaufer to inject more than a dozen patients with overdoses of insulin while working at long-term care homes and private residencesRead More