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Green Party optimistic of making inroads in New Brunswick election

David Coon

FREDERICTON — After making inroads in recent provincial elections across Canada, the Green party is looking for fresh gains when New Brunswickers go to the polls next month. Currently, provincial Green Leader David Coon is the party’s only member in the legislature, having won in 2014, and political scientist Tom Bateman says Coon is likely to win his seat again. “He has been an articulate MLA and a very good constituency MLA,” said Bateman, of St. Thomas University in Fredericton. The party is concentrating on a couple of key ridings,Read More


Police investigating suspicious fire on Wonderland Road

Fire at 675 Wonderland Road S.

London police are investigating a suspicious fire at an apartment on Wonderland Road. The blaze broke out around 12 p.m. Monday at a second floor unit at 675 Wonderland Rd. South. Once crews arrived on scene, black smoke could be seen pouring out of the windows. The blaze was quickly put out and no one was hurt. Upon further review, the fire was deemed suspicious. The London Fire Department and the Ontario Fire Marshal’s Office are both investigating. Damage is pegged at $25,000. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and storiesRead More


Man facing impaired driving charges after crashing car into ditch

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AUBURN, P.E.I – A man is facing impaired driving charges after crashing his car into the ditch on a rural road in P.E.I. Kings District RCMP say they received a call from a member of the public of a vehicle in a ditch around 4 p.m. on Thursday. Once police arrived they found a 50-year-old man from Cardigan, who showed obvious signs of impairment, attempting to drive back out of the ditch. He was taken into custody and transported to the Montague RCMP detachment where he provide breath samples registeringRead More


Prairie cattle producers tighten their belts as drought diminishes pastures

Pasture care

Cattle producers on the Prairies are hoping for the best but preparing for the worst as an ongoing drought continues to diminish pastures. On his property near Gull Lake, Rick Toney of the Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association said some producers are deciding whether to move cows north to the few pockets which did get rain or take the hit of bringing expensive feed into their areas. That cost is just too much for some. “What are the economics here? There’s a lot of people that are looking to sell off 40Read More


One dead, one injured after house explosion in Ontario

One dead, one injured after house explosion in Ontario 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″] ABC NEWS Headlines [su_feed url=”http://feeds.abcnews.com/abcnews/usheadlines” limit=”20″]


Woman dies in crash on Highway 400

hwy 400 crash

A 42-year-old woman died in a single-vehicle crash on Highway 400 near MacTier early Friday morning. Provincial Police say the crash happened in the southbound lanes of the highway near Lake Joseph Road just before 7 a.m. Two other passengers were airlifted to a Toronto-area hospital with life-altering injuries.  The driver was treated at a local hospital for minor injuries. The southbound lanes of the highway had to be closed for several hours for the police investigation. Police are continuing to investigate what may have led to the crash. SourceRead More


Study suggests aspirin reduces HIV target cells in women

Study suggests aspirin reduces HIV target cells in women

Women who regularly take aspirin could significantly reduce inflammation associated with contracting HIV, new research finds. The pilot study, released Thursday, does not suggest that taking aspirin will prevent transmission of the disease. The research also did not factor in men. However, researchers at the University of Manitoba say further research could build on the pilot study and one day prove that aspirin — a cheap, widely accessible drug — is another effective tool for HIV prevention. The report included researchers from the universities of Manitoba, Waterloo and Nairobi andRead More


Ontario adding $100M to battle forest fires across province

Ontario forest fire

TORONTO — The Ontario government is adding $100 million to funds available to fight forest fires in the province. The Progressive Conservative government made the announcement on Wednesday and says the money is on top of base funding of almost $70 million to battle the blazes. Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources says there are 116 active fires, including 73 in the northwest region and 43 across the northeast. That compared to 120 active fires on Tuesday afternoon. The ministry says the largest fire in the northeast, known as “North BayRead More


Ford freezes salaries of public service managers, reviews executive pay

doug ford

TORONTO — Ontario’s new premier has frozen the wages of public service managers and ordered a review of executive and management compensation in his latest effort to curb government spending. A memo posted on the government website Friday — the day Doug Ford was sworn in as premier — says pending pay adjustments for managers, executives and staff not covered by collective bargaining will be on hold “until the new government can put in place an expenditure management strategy.” The documents says merit pay for the current performance cycle willRead 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