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Syrian soap maker opens new store in southeast Calgary

Syrian soap maker opens new store in southeast Calgary

A man who fled the warfare in Syria two years ago is thanking Canadians for the support they gave him and other refugees so they could rebuild their lives. Abdul Fatah Saboni came to Canada as a government-sponsored refugee about two years ago. His family has a long history of making soap and Saboni says he had a successful business in Aleppo but had to abandon it when the war broke out. When he arrived in Calgary, he worked on learning English as he continued his trade from his home.Read More


Police urge motorists to drive with caution in Windsor-Essex, Chatham-Kent

Police urge motorists to drive with caution in Windsor-Essex, Chatham-Kent

Angelo Aversa, CTV Windsor Published Friday, January 12, 2018 8:43PM EST Last Updated Friday, January 12, 2018 8:44PM EST Police in Essex County and Chatham-Kent are appealing to motorists to slow down and drive with extreme caution due to poor driving conditions. Essex County OPP say motorists should stay off roadways Friday evening unless travel is absolutely necessary. The detachment says local OPP officers have responded to more than 20 collisions Friday in Essex County, including five tractor trailer involved collisions on Highway 401 between Windsor and Tilbury. Chatham-Kent OPPRead More


Two arrested after afternoon SWAT call

Police

CTV Regina Published Friday, January 12, 2018 5:09PM CST Last Updated Friday, January 12, 2018 5:16PM CST Two people were taken into custody after a SWAT call in the Lakeridge area on Friday. Police say officers were called to a home on Nicurity Drive earlier in the afternoon. By 4:30 p.m., police were able to take two people safely into custody. Police officers remained at the scene to clear the house. The area should be cleared shortly. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA TodayRead More


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


Another London cop facing criminal charges

London Police

CTV London Published Thursday, January 11, 2018 4:50PM EST Last Updated Thursday, January 11, 2018 4:55PM EST In what seems like is becoming a regular occurrence, another London police officer is facing a criminal charge. Cst. Sergio Mendez-Vargas, 33, is facing one count of breach of trust. He has been suspended from duty since March 27, 2017. Mendez-Vargas has been released from custody and is expected to appear in court on Feb. 21. This is the ninth London police officer facing criminal charges in the past 10 months. “With theRead More


Motorhead guitarist Fast Eddie Clarke dies at 67

Motorhead

LONDON – British hard rock band Motorhead says former guitarist Edward “Fast Eddie” Clarke has died aged 67. Motorhead says on Facebook that Clarke died Wednesday in a hospital while being treated for pneumonia. Clarke joined Motorhead soon after it was founded in 1975 by former Hawkwind bassist Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister. He was the final survivor of the band’s classic lineup: Lemmy, Clarke and drummer Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor. Kilmister and Taylor both died in 2015. Clarke’s time in Motorhead produced some of the band’s biggest hits, including the ferociousRead More


‘Very strong cold front’ heading for southwestern Ontario

Cold weather (CTV Windsor)

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent. While mild and rainy conditions are expected over much of southern Ontario Thursday and into Friday, colder weather is on the way. The rain is expected to be patchy and light for much of Thursday, but may become more widespread tonight and into Friday. A general rainfall of 10 to 20 millimetres appears likely, although some areas may see higher amounts. This rainfall in combination with the melting snowpack may result in pooling of water on roads andRead More


House fire causes $35,000 in damage

fire

A house fire early Thursday morning caused around $35,000 in damages. The Saskatoon Fire Department responded just before 1:30 a.m. to a home in the 200 block of Avenue I South. When firefighters arrived, they found flames and heavy smoke coming from the basement suite kitchen. Everyone inside of the home had been evacuated and no one was injured. The fire was extinguished in less than 15 minutes. A fire investigator determined the cause to be accidental. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA TodayRead More


South Korea floats summit with Kim Jong Un

Kim Jong Un

Hyung-Jin Kim, The Associated Press Published Tuesday, January 9, 2018 11:58PM EST SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of – South Korea’s president said Wednesday he’s open to meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un if certain conditions are met, as he vowed to push for more talks and co-operation with the North to try to resolve the nuclear standoff. President Moon Jae-in has previously floated the idea of a summit with Kim under conditions. But his latest comments came a day after the North agreed to send a delegation to nextRead More


No charges after Toronto police Tasered psychiatric patient multiple times: SIU

SIU file photo

TORONTO — Ontario’s police watchdog says no charges are warranted after a psychiatric patient at a downtown Toronto hospital suffered a broken hip when Tasered multiple times by police officers. The Special Investigations Unit said in a release Tuesday that the hospital made a 911 call for assistance with a patient on Sept. 24, 2016, and the man was subdued by a conducted energy weapon and then sedated by hospital staff. Late on Sept. 27, police again responded to a 911 call regarding the same patient in the psychiatric intensiveRead More