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WFPS vehicle involved in crash; 2 sent to hospital

WFPS crash

A Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service vehicle was involved in a crash Sunday afternoon, sending two people to hospital. A city spokesperson said the collision happened around 2 p.m. at the intersection at Lagimodiere Boulevard and Regent Avenue when the WFPS vehicle was responding to an alarm with lights and sirens. Four vehicles were involved in the crash, the spokesperson said. Two occupants of the WFPS vehicle were taken to hospital in stable condition. Traffic was impacted in the area and the city said motorists should find alternate routes. Source linkRead More

Pulse growers call for C-49 amendments to clear grain backlog

Delays in rail shipments cause backlog of grain

Some farmers in the province are calling on the federal government to take action to clear up a grain backlog. Saskatchewan Pulse Growers are calling for amendments to Bill C-49, which regulates railways and how railways move grain. The group claims CN has supplied only 66 per cent of hopper cars ordered by grain shippers on time this year, and states the rail company has provided less than 50 per cent of rail car orders over the last four weeks. Ottawa introduced legislation a few years ago, during another grainRead More

Flooding due to ice jam prompts state of emergency in Brantford, Ont.

Flooding due to ice jam prompts state of emergency in Brantford, Ont.

Daksha Rangan, Published Wednesday, February 21, 2018 11:20AM EST Last Updated Wednesday, February 21, 2018 11:57AM EST The City of Brantford has declared a state of emergency and called for an immediate evacuation after heavy rain and unseasonable warmth triggered severe flooding for areas near the Grand River in southwestern Ontario, which runs through the city. Roughly 2,200 homes and up to 4,900 people have been impacted in the affected areas, City of Brantford officials told CTV News on Wednesday. Residents living in the areas of Holmedale, Old WestRead More

Lincoln, Honda, and Volvo winners at 2018 NAIAS

Car of the year 2018

The North American International Auto Show is underway in Detroit with the vehicles of the year announced Monday morning. For the category of Car of the Year, the 2018 Honda Accord took home the prize. Meanwhile the 2017 Volvo XC60 won for best Utility Vehicle and the Lincoln Navigator took home the prize for Truck of the Year. NAIAS officially opened today with pledges from the U.S. Government to advance autonomous vehicle technology. Ford kicked off the show by unveiling the 50th anniversary version of the Mustang that Steve McQueenRead More

Male models accuse fashion photographers of sexual misconduct

Bruce Weber and Mario Testino

The Associated Press Published Saturday, January 13, 2018 9:17PM EST Last Updated Saturday, January 13, 2018 10:34PM EST NEW YORK — In a sweeping new sexual misconduct investigation, The New York Times reported Saturday that several male models have accused famed photographers Bruce Weber and Mario Testino of unwanted advances and coercion. Fifteen current and former models told the Times that Weber’s demands often occurred during photo shoots and other private sessions. Thirteen assistants and models accused Testino, the Times reported. “I remember him putting his fingers in my mouth,Read More

Chris Brown’s pet capuchin monkey seized

Chris Brown

LOS ANGELES — California fish and wildlife agents have seized Chris Brown’s pet monkey from his Los Angeles home. Capt. Patrick Foy says Friday that investigators determined the singer didn’t have a permit for the capuchin monkey, named Fiji. The singer posted an Instagram video last month showing his 3-year-old daughter, Royalty, cuddling with the monkey. Foy says that prompted a half-dozen calls to the wildlife department from concerned people. Foy says Brown agreed to co-operate. Agents served a search warrant Jan. 2 at his home. Foy says Brown wasn’tRead More

Ottawa woman warns of dangers of eyelash extension glue allergic reactions

Isabelle Kun allergic reaction

An Ottawa-area woman who developed a severe allergic reaction after getting eyelash extensions is warning other women about the potential danger of the hugely popular beauty treatment. Isabelle Edith Kun, a 20-year-old nursing student living in Ottawa, says she went on Tuesday to get a new set of eyelash extensions applied. On Thursday, she woke up to find her eyes had swollen almost completely closed. “My girlfriend had slept over and I couldn’t even see her. And, I was having a hard time swallowing and even breathing,” she told CTVNews.caRead More

Winnipeg man receives racist letter

A St. James man is sharing his experience of racism, after receiving a page full of derogatory comments in his mailbox. Tashie McKay had barely moved into his home, when he got an unwelcome surprise. On Thursday, McKay saw someone enter his yard. “A suspicious character walked up to the mailbox and put the letter in. I thought nothing of it,” said McKay. But when he opened the letter, it was full of racist remarks about Indigenous people; the letter was directed to his landlord about tenants in the house.Read More

‘Come From Away’ creators and all-Canadian cast prepare for Toronto return

Maija Kappler, The Canadian Press Published Thursday, November 30, 2017 5:16PM EST TORONTO — Actor George Masswohl got cast for the upcoming Canadian production of “Come From Away” without actually having seen the Broadway hit. Not that it was intentional. “Couldn’t get a ticket!” says Masswohl, who will play Claude in Mirvish Production’s new seven-month run of the show at the Royal Alexandra Theatre, starting in February. He wasn’t alone in getting shut out of the massive hit. Tickets were hard to come by during the show’s brief run inRead More

Post-Weinstein, Lauer: A reckoning for fans of fallen heroes

Leanne Italie, The Associated Press Published Thursday, November 30, 2017 6:44AM EST NEW YORK — When it comes to fandom, it’s reckoning time for Matt Lauer, Garrison Keillor and scores of other men accused of sexual wrongdoing. Hero celebrities have fallen before — Bill Cosby’s career ended after assault allegations in 2014 — but never in the rapid succession that has rocked so many worlds since revelations about Harvey Weinstein exploded in October. Accusers of politicians, actors, comedians, singers, producers, directors, other media powerhouses and assorted business moguls have takenRead More