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Pilot dies in small plane crash in Markham, Ont.

Buttonville Airport

The Canadian Press Published Thursday, July 12, 2018 10:30PM EDT Last Updated Thursday, July 12, 2018 10:58PM EDT MARKHAM, Ont. — One person is dead after a small plane crashed near a municipal airport north of Toronto on Thursday evening. York Region police say the pilot was killed when a plane went down at about 8 p.m. near Toronto/Buttonville Municipal Airport in Markham, Ont.. Insp. Lesley Weller says the crash occurred in an open area just west of the airport, away from any buildings or roads. She says there wereRead More


Canadians heading to Sicily to mark 75 years since deadly Allied invasion

Canadians heading to Sicily to mark 75 years since deadly Allied invasion

A group of history buffs will head to Sicily later this month for a 320-kilometre trek in honour of the 562 Canadian troops who lost their lives in the sometimes overlooked Second World War invasion of Sicily. Steve Gregory has organized the group of Canadians, Americans and Italians, who will trace the route that the Canadian soldiers took to liberate the island from Benito Mussolini’s fascists 75 years ago. The 1943 mission was known as Operation Husky. Gregory’s Operation Husky 2018 includes a 20-day march starting in the town ofRead More


Heat damages sections of Highway 3, forcing closure

Sections of Highway 3 have buckled under the heat

CTV Windsor Published Sunday, July 1, 2018 4:54PM EDT Last Updated Sunday, July 1, 2018 5:49PM EDT With the temperature in Windsor-Essex hitting 34 degrees Sunday, the heat wreaked havoc on a portion of Highway 3. OPP said the highway between Malden Road and Ellis Side Road in Tecumseh and Lakeshore is closed because the intersections there buckled due to the heat. Two sections of roadway near the intersections have damage due to the heat and are considered unsafe to travel on, OPP said. These sections of Highway 3 willRead More


How police are preparing to catch drivers under the influence of cannabis

How police are preparing to catch drivers under the influence of cannabis

CTVNews.ca Staff Published Saturday, June 30, 2018 2:03PM EDT Last Updated Saturday, June 30, 2018 11:08PM EDT With recreational marijuana set to become legal on Oct. 17, police forces across Canada are stepping up efforts to train officers to detect drivers under the influence of the drug. A new piece of legislation that changed Canada’s impaired driving laws gives police enhanced powers to conduct roadside intoxication tests, including oral fluid drug tests. Driving while high will remain illegal after legalization. Public Safety Canada announced in September 2017 that it wouldRead More


Searchers find missing plane, two dead

Searchers find missing plane, two dead

A two-day search for a Nanaimo-bound plane and the two Calgary men aboard it has ended in heartbreak. 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″]


Man arrested after fleeing robbery through broken window

Police car

A Winnipeg man was arrested after he tried to rob a convenience store and then fled through a broken window on Wednesday, alleged the Winnipeg Police Service Thursday. A news release said that around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, officers went to a convenience store in the 500 block of William Avenue to follow up on a report of a man trying to assault a store employee while armed with a knife. Investigators believe the man went into the store with his face covered and brandished a makeshift knife at the employees.Read More


Parts of Windsor-Essex deemed ‘child care desert’ in study

Child care map

Parts of Windsor-Essex are a “child care desert” according to a new study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. The report says Windsor has the seventh lowest coverage out of 28, with 67 per cent of children living in an area parched for available child care. Across the country, the study suggests 776,000 Canadian children live in areas devoid of available daycare spaces.  Forty four per cent of all school-aged children are living in “child care deserts.” The authors say the report attempts to map, for the first timeRead More


Local newspapers in Oxford and Lambton Counties to be shut down

Postmedia

Two Oxford County newspapers and on in Lambton County with long histories in their communities are being shut down. Postmedia announced Tuesday that it plans to close the Ingersoll Times, the Norwich Gazette and the Petrolia Topic “in the coming weeks.” Also slated for closure are newspapers in Kapuskasing and Alberta. A handful of other newspapers across the country will see their publishing schedules cut back or move to online-only operations. The company said the changes were part of cost-reduction attempts, with a goal of cutting total salary expenses byRead More


Trump revisits old battles as he campaigns for South Carolina governor

Trump SC rally

Ken Thomas and Darlene Superville, The Associated Press Published Monday, June 25, 2018 10:39PM EDT WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. — Revisiting past battles, President Donald Trump on Monday dug into his tough trade negotiations with U.S. allies, his ongoing fight with Democrats over immigration and his 2016 election as he rallied supporters behind South Carolina’s Republican governor ahead of a tense runoff election. Trump arrived an hour late after storms forced Air Force One to circle South Carolina’s capital city, but he quickly implored Republicans to back Gov. Henry McMaster inRead More


Layoffs part of Manulife’s move away from ‘paper-based’ past: experts

Layoffs part of Manulife's move away from 'paper-based' past: experts

The announcement that Manulife plans to shed 700 positions isn’t a sign of automation tightening its grip on all human jobs, experts say – but neither is it something that can be ignored. The insurance giant revealed this week that it is cutting the positions as part of an increasing trend toward digitization. The company recently created an artificial intelligence tool and handed it the power to make a number of decisions around underwriting. A recent report from the Human Resources Professionals Association estimated that 42 per cent of theRead More