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Lava crashes through roof of Hawaii tour boat, injuring 23

Hawaii lava

Audrey McAvoy and Caleb Jones, The Associated Press Published Monday, July 16, 2018 6:21PM EDT HONOLULU — An explosion caused by lava oozing into the ocean sent molten rock crashing through the roof of a sightseeing boat off Hawaii’s Big Island, injuring 23 people Monday, officials said. A woman in her 20s was in serious condition with a broken thigh bone, the Hawaii County Fire Department said. Three others were in stable condition at a hospital with unspecified injuries. The rest of the passengers suffered burns, scrapes and other superficialRead More


Manitoba seeing 25% increase in road fatalities in 2018

Road fatalities

Road-related deaths have seen a sharp increase in 2018 according to some startling numbers out of Manitoba Public Insurance. This year there’s been around a 25 per cent uptick in fatalities compared to 2017. “We’re also seeing an increase in fatalities on weekends,” said Brian Smiley, the MPI media relations coordinator. According to Smiley, the increase in weekend road deaths is a trend they’ve been noticing over the past few years. He said some possible explanations for this pattern are the fact that there’s more driver on the road asRead More


Notley calls Trudeau’s acknowledgement of groping allegations a ‘good start’

Notley calls Trudeau’s acknowledgement of groping allegations a ‘good start’

Premier Rachel Notley says it is encouraging that accusations of inappropriate behaviour, including groping, are being acknowledged and addressed even when the allegations are against the Prime Minister. “I think that in all cases where people, usually women, raise these issues, they have to be taken very, very seriously,” said Notley ahead of the start of Friday’s Calgary Stampede Parade. “I think that it is a good start here that her concerns have been acknowledged and, once that happens, we have to make sure there’s a fair process and thatRead 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


Midtown Plaza plans $80M renovation for Sears space, requests tax abatement

A rendering from the City of Saskatoon website shows proposed plans for the former Sears space at Midtown Plaza. (supplied)

CTV Saskatoon Published Wednesday, June 13, 2018 7:40PM CST Last Updated Wednesday, June 13, 2018 7:45PM CST Managers at Midtown Plaza in Saskatoon’s downtown are hoping a tax abatement will help the mall cover the costs of a more than $80-million renovation plan for the former Sears space. The mall’s request for the tax abatement passed through a city committee Wednesday and now only needs to be approved by city council. “This isn’t about, you know, an ask to have taxes reduced. The plaza will still be paying millions ofRead More


Edmonton family holds swab event in Calgary to find stem cell donor

Edmonton family holds swab event in Calgary to find stem cell donor

Three sisters from Edmonton held a special gathering on Sunday to help locate a very special person that could hold the key to save their brother’s life. Back in January, Bille Nguyen was diagnosed with a rare type of blood cancer that specialists say could be helped through a special treatment using a stem cell donation. The problem is that because Nguyen is Asian, there aren’t enough donors in the national registry to match his genetic makeup to. Susan, Bille’s sister, says he’s just finishing up with his sixth roundRead More


Seth Meyers, Wanda Sykes, Hannibal Buress topline JFL42 in Toronto

Seth Meyers

TORONTO — Seth Meyers, Jo Koy, Wanda Sykes, and Hannibal Buress are among the headliners booked for Toronto’s JFL42 comedy festival. Organizers says September’s laugh-fest will also feature Anthony Jeselnik, Chris D’Elia and Ken Jeong, while other names set to appear include “The Daily Show ” correspondent Dulce Sloan and JFL42 veteran Andy Kindler, who returns for the seventh year in a row to host The Alternative Show. The festival’s daytime program ComedyCon returns with onstage conversations including Margaret Cho, Maria Bamford, and Comedy Central funnyman Anthony Atamanuik of “TheRead More


Calgary man frustrated by delay in getting lost citizenship card replaced

Calgary man frustrated by delay in getting lost citizenship card replaced

A Calgary man who lost his Canadian citizenship card more than two years ago says he’s still waiting for a replacement and has been stuck in limbo ever since. Verol Morgan, who came to Canada with his parents when he was three years old and became a citizen in 1978, lost his wallet in 2015. His citizenship card was in the wallet, and he applied for a replacement card. In December, 2015, he got a letter from the federal government saying that his application had been delayed.  Morgan said heRead More


Girls on the gridiron

Girls on the gridiron

From CTV Northern Ontario’s Joey Slattery: Two women in North Bay get the opportunity to experience glory on the gridiron. 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 injured while working on vehicle in Dewinton

STARS

Okotoks EMS says a man is in hospital after he was seriously hurt after the vehicle he was working on fell on him. Paramedics were called to a rural property east of Dewinton shortly after 12:00 p.m. for reports of a man being injured. Officials say the man was working on a vehicle at his home and had gotten traipped underneath it when it fell on him. A number of people who found him managed to free him and called 911. STARS flew the victim to Foothill Hospital where heRead More