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Saskatoon restaurants cut plastic straws from menus

Saskatoon restaurants cut plastic straws from menus

Some restaurants in Saskatoon have stopped serving plastic straws. The move to ditch the plastic utensils comes as a push to protect the environment and wildlife. “We all have responsibility to do way better than what we’re doing,” Tisha Paget, owner of D’Lish Cafe, said “Ever since I opened I refused to have any plastic in my takeout and the straw was the last one that I couldn’t break through and now I have paper straws.” Approximately 500 million straws are thrown away every day in the U.S., according toRead More

Special weather statement issued for central, southern Sask.

Weather Statement

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for central and southern Saskatchewan, with snow and freezing rain on the way. The weather agency says the area, including Regina and Saskatoon, could see freezing rain on Monday night. On Tuesday, five to 10 centimetres of snow is expected. The snow should taper off on Tuesday night. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

Diamond lane privileges reducing travel times for taxis

Diamond lane privileges reducing travel times for taxis

If you’ve travelled along one of Winnipeg’s diamond lanes lately, you may have noticed something a little different about who’s bypassing rush hour traffic. A new pilot project now permits taxis to travel in the lanes which have traditionally been reserved for cyclists and city buses. It’s only been a month and a half since the new rules took effect, but some road users are already offering feedback. The Winnipeg Community Taxi Coalition said allowing cabs access to diamond lanes has helped taxi passengers get where they need to beRead More

TSB investigating after plane strikes parked aircraft

Plane hits other aircraft at Winnipeg airport

Published Sunday, April 15, 2018 6:51PM CST Last Updated Sunday, April 15, 2018 7:15PM CST Officials from the Transportation Safety Board are investigating after a plane struck another aircraft on the ground at Winnipeg Richardson International Airport. According to the TSB, the collision involved two private jet aircraft and no injuries were reported.  Tyler MacAfee with the Winnipeg Airport Authority told CTV News that firefighters and first responders at the airport received the call around 3:30 p.m. Sunday.  MacAfee went on to say that crews also coordinated the clean upRead More

GTA, southern Ontario braces for ice storm

freezing rain

Codi Wilson, CTV News Toronto Published Saturday, April 14, 2018 7:30AM EDT Last Updated Saturday, April 14, 2018 12:42PM EDT The GTA and much of southern Ontario is bracing for an ice storm that Environment Canada warns could result in power outages and hazardous road conditions. Many areas of southern Ontario are currently under a freezing rain warning, including Toronto and Hamilton, and slippery conditions have already been reported in the GTA. Peter Kimbell, a Warning Preparedness Meteorologist for Environment Canada, told CP24 that areas west of the city couldRead More

Vehicle damaged in Exeter may be hate-motivated crime, OPP say

Huron OPP

CTV London Published Thursday, April 12, 2018 1:06PM EDT Last Updated Thursday, April 12, 2018 1:08PM EDT Huron OPP are investigation a possible hate crime in Exeter. Police were called to a residence on Orchard Street last Saturday and say deep gouges were made in a vehicle on site. Upon viewing the vehicle, police say nearly every vehicle panel was damaged with deep scratches and swirl marks. They say also scratched into the paint on all four sides of the vehicle was an ethnic slur. Police believe this was doneRead More

Lawyer finds no misuse of funds in report for Assumption Church

Assumption Church

There will soon be more answers about the fundraising efforts for the historic Assumption Church in Windsor. Lawyer Paul Mullins was tasked with the job of reviewing previous fundraising campaigns for the 173-year-old church about six months ago. He says from a legal standpoint, there has not been a misappropriation of funds. The church itself was built in 1842, but Assumption parish was established in 1767. It is Canada’s oldest catholic parish, west of Montreal, but it closed in 2014 over safety concerns. The most recent estimate of the repairRead More

Ontario PC MPP Harris kicked out of caucus over sexual harassment allegations: party

Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press Published Monday, April 9, 2018 1:00PM EDT Last Updated Monday, April 9, 2018 1:44PM EDT TORONTO — An Ontario Progressive Conservative legislator has been removed from caucus and disqualified from running for re-election under the Tory banner after facing sexual harassment allegations from a former intern. In a statement issued Monday, the Tories said the decision to oust Michael Harris followed evidence the party received on Friday that included a written complaint from a former intern dating back to 2013. The party said they alsoRead More

Mother of Glace Bay stabbing victim is asking Alberta Court for new trial

Mother of Glace Bay stabbing victim is asking Alberta Court for new trial

CTV Atlantic Published Friday, March 30, 2018 6:21PM ADT Last Updated Friday, March 30, 2018 7:26PM ADT WARNING: The article you’re about to read and video above contain graphic details/images. The Alberta Court of Appeal has upheld the sentence a man who was convicted of killing a Glace Bay native nearly five years ago, but his family says justice still hasn’t been served. Craig Kelloway’s family says they’re relieved their son’s killer is behind bars, but believe his killer should have been given a tougher sentence. Craig’s mother, Monica KellowayRead More

Pedestrian seriously injured in Barrie hit-and-run

Barrie police

Police want to speak with anyone who witnessed a hit-and-run collision that seriously injured a pedestrian in Barrie. The 53-year-old man was returning to his vehicle after helping another motorist when he was struck in the area of Huronia Road and McKay Road. This happened at around 12:30 a.m. on Friday. Barrie police says the driver stopped momentarily and then left the scene. The vehicle is described as a dark-coloured hatchback, which might have damage to its front end. The man was taken to hospital with serious injuries. Anyone withRead More