today’s headlines

 
 

Construction to widen a portion of Bow Trail Southwest about to begin

Bow Trail widening

Motorists in southwest Calgary will soon be driving into more road construction when the city officially kicks off the Bow Trail Southwest widening project Wednesday morning at 11:00 a.m.       It will include adding an eastbound and westbound lane between Old Banff Coach Road and 85th Street Southwest. The project will also see pathways on the north and south side of Bow Trail to Old Banff Coach Road and Strathcona Boulevard extended to allow for better walking and cycling connections between the communities, the speed limit will be reduced to 60Read More


Man rescued in northeast Edmonton house fire

NE fire

A man is in hospital after a house fire in northeast Edmonton Monday afternoon. Crews responded to a townhouse on 55 Street near McLeod Road after a fire broke out in the basement. A man in his 50s was rescued and taken to hospital for smoke inhalation. The fire is now under control. There is no word on what caused the fire or a damage estimate. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rssfeeds.usatoday.com/usatoday-NewsTopStories” limit=”20″] USA News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rss.cnn.com/rss/cnn_us.rss” limit=”20″]Read More


Record $6M settlement for N.S. boy who suffered brain damage at birth

Scales of justice

HALIFAX — A seven-year-old Nova Scotia boy who suffered brain damage at birth has received a $6 million settlement — the largest of its kind in the province’s history. The lawsuit said Cullen Chisholm suffered oxygen deprivation during his delivery which caused severe cerebral palsy. Lawyer John McKiggan says Cullen is unable to care for himself in any way and will require 24 hour attendant care for the rest of his life. Obstetrician Dr. Allison Ball and the former Guysborough Antigonish Strait Health Authority have agreed to the settlement. TheRead More


Missing Flin Flon man may have hitchhiked, is vulnerable: RCMP

Skylar Bighetty

RCMP are asking for help to find a 31-year-old Flin Flon man, reported missing on Tuesday. The Mounties said Skyler Bighetty was last seen heading towards Creighton, Sask. on Saturday Investigators believe he may have got on a bus or hitchhiked, and they aren’t sure where he could possibly be now. RCMP said Bighetty is vulnerable and police are concerned for his wellbeing. He has brown eyes and black hair, and is about five feet eight inches tall and 190 lbs. Anyone with information is asked to contact RCMP inRead More


Late Broncos coach wins inaugural Willie O’Ree Community Hero Award

Head coach Darcy Haugan

Late Humboldt Broncos coach Darcy Haugan received the inaugural Willie O’Ree Community Hero Award in Las Vegas on Wednesday night. Haugan’s wife Christina accepted the award, surrounded by 10 of the surviving players. She spoke of Haugan’s legacy in the community, and how he worked hard to shape the young men he coached. Sixteen people – including Haugan – were killed in a tragic bus crash on April 6. Thirteen others were injured. The NHL honoured the team at the awards ceremony with an emotional tribute. On Tuesday, the NHLRead More


Brampton man charged with murder of 28-year-old woman found dead in apartment

west queen west murder

Police have made an arrest in the murder of a 28-year-old woman who was found dead inside her West Queen West apartment earlier this week. Victoria Selby-Readman was found suffering from obvious signs of trauma inside the fifth-floor apartment that she rented at a building on Richmond Street near Niagara Street on Tuesday evening. In a news release issued on Sunday, police said that they have now arrested a 41-year-old man in connection with her death. Police say the suspect met the accused through social media websites.They say that investigatorsRead More


Special weather event issued for Ottawa Sunday

Ottawa Heat Wave Beach

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Ottawa.  The first “heat event” of the season will take place in portions of Central and Eastern Ontario Sunday.  A warm and humid airmass is expected to move into the region with temperatures between 20 and 31 degrees Sunday. But the hot weather event isn’t expected to stick around very long. Colder temperatures are predicted to move in on Monday. Anyone going outside is encouraged to wear hats and sunscreen and keep well hydrated.  Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and storiesRead More


Driver fined after Pride crosswalk in Grande Prairie damaged

Damaged Pride crosswalk

RCMP in Grande Prairie said a local driver is facing hundreds of dollars in fines, after a rainbow crosswalk in the northern Alberta city was damaged. Police said on Thursday, at about 8 p.m., a witness told police a truck had done a burnout on the recently repainted Pride crosswalk at 98 Street and 103 Avenue. The crosswalk was marked with black tire tracks. Investigators managed to track down the truck, and the vehicle’s owner was issued two tickets, with fines of more than $800. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenewsRead More


Toronto Marlies beat Texas Stars 6-1 to win AHL Calder Cup final in seven games

Garret Sparks

TORONTO — Andreas Johnsson scored two goals and added an assist as the Toronto Marlies beat the Texas Stars 6-1 on Thursday night to win the Calder Cup final in seven games. Mason Marchment also had a pair for the hometown Marlies while Carl Grundstrom and Ben Smith added singles. Austin Fyten scored the lone goal for the Stars, ending Garret Sparks’ shutout bid midway through the third period. Toronto outshot Texas 46-30. The victory capped a dream season for the top development team of the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs.Read More


Thieves break into Edmonton antiques shop with battering ram

Thieves break into Edmonton antiques shop with battering ram

Three thieves used a battering ram to break into a central Edmonton antiques shop before they were disturbed by a unique anti-theft device. A minivan with metal mounted on the back smashed into the front door of Beck Antiques & Jewelry early Saturday morning. Once they entered the store, the thieves began to shatter showcases, and then smoke started to fill the store. “They can’t see anything,” owner Clinton Beck proudly told CTV News while watching surveillance video of the robbery. “They’re kinda clumsy and running into each other.” BeckRead More