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Canadian mother, 10-year-old daughter missing during California camping trip

Canadian mother, 10-year-old daughter missing during California camping trip

CTVNews.ca Staff Published Thursday, August 30, 2018 12:27PM EDT Last Updated Thursday, August 30, 2018 12:43PM EDT A Canadian mother and her 10-year-old daughter have gone missing shortly after arriving in California for a camping trip. The San Mateo County Sheriff‘s Office says 29-year-old Audrey Rodrigue and her daughter, Emily, landed in San Francisco last Saturday, rented a car at the airport and stayed at the Vagabond Hotel in Burlingame, Calif. The following day, Rodrigue sent a text to her boyfriend in Canada but he was unable to reach herRead More


Raonic, Shapavalov advance into third round of U.S. Open

Milos Raonic

The Canadian Press Published Wednesday, August 29, 2018 3:08PM EDT Last Updated Thursday, August 30, 2018 12:00AM EDT NEW YORK – Milos Raonic felt he stepped up in the second round of the U.S. Open – and the scoreline indicates the Canadian did just that. After an inconsistent performance in a four-set win over qualifier Carlos Berlocq to open the final Grand Slam of the year, the No. 25 seed downed France’s Gilles Simon 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 on a hot and humid Wednesday at Flushing Meadows. “Overall, I did thingsRead More


Confirmed cases of West Nile found in Saskatoon mosquitoes

Mosquito

Mosquitoes caught in two traps within Saskatoon city limits have confirmed cases of West Nile Virus. The Saskatchewan Health Authority and the City of Saskatoon are cautioning residents to take care to help lower their chance of coming into contact with the virus. The greatest risk of infection, according to the health authority, is during dusk and dawn when Mosquitoes are most active. Those infected with the virus experience minimal symptoms, but in rare cases it will develop into West Nile virus neuroinvasive disease, which can lead to brain inflammationRead More


New genetic tests could help pinpoint best macular degeneration treatments

New genetic tests could help pinpoint best macular degeneration treatments

By the year 2020, about 2 million Canadians will have macular degeneration — the leading cause of vision loss in people over aged 60. Although there is no cure, there are treatments that can slow the disease’s progression — but only in those with certain genes. Those with different genetic make-ups can actually see their vision worsen on the treatments. Now there is a new genetic test that could help determine who can benefit and who will not. But it’s a test not without controversy. Toronto-area senior Percy Ford-Smith discoveredRead More


Scientists use whale calls to coax lone orca from B.C. harbour

Scientists use whale calls to coax lone orca from B.C. harbour

The Canadian Press Published Thursday, August 2, 2018 8:00PM EDT Last Updated Thursday, August 2, 2018 9:30PM EDT COMOX, B.C. — Scientists have coaxed a large male killer whale out of a British Columbia harbour by playing recorded sounds of other orcas to the animal. Department of Fisheries and Oceans officials say the transient killer whale known as T73B immediately responded to the recorded sounds of whales likely familiar to him and left the harbour and was last seen heading for open ocean. DFO spokesman Paul Cottrell says the loneRead More


Northern Alberta man killed in highway crash near Redwater

A man in his 40s is dead, and a police investigation is underway intothe highway crash that killed him late Friday night. Officers were called to the head-on collision involving two vehicles on Highway 28 and Range Road 200 just after 11 p.m. Friday, July 27. It’s believed a pickup truck heading west collided with a minivan driving in the opposite direction. The driver of the minivan, a 41 year old male from Caslan, Alberta, was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. Two passengers, a 15-year-old female and 16-year-oldRead More


Throne speech to detail Ford government’s plans for Ontario

Queen's Park

TORONTO — Ontario’s new government will lay out its plan for the province today in a throne speech expected to highlight several of Premier Doug Ford’s campaign promises. The speech, which opens every new legislative session, is written by the premier’s office but read out by Lt.-Gov. Elizabeth Dowdeswell in a formal ceremony. While the new government has been quiet about the specifics of the speech, it said earlier this week that the rare summer sitting was meant to address three priorities. Those priorities are scrapping the cap-and-trade system, endingRead More


Lac-Megantic anniversary to be marked by mass, public events

Lac-Megantic

LAC-MEGANTIC, Que. – A commemorative church service will be held in Lac-Megantic today to mark the five-year-anniversary of the train derailment that killed 47 people and destroyed part of downtown. Church bells will ring around noon to remember the victims who lost their lives on July 6, 2013, after a runaway train hauling tanker cars loaded with volatile crude oil barrelled into the town of 6,000, derailed and exploded. The service is part of a series of events being held through Sunday to commemorate the tragedy. The town has beenRead More


Man, two girls named in deadly Chesley house fire

Chesley fire

The identity of the three people who died in a house fire in Chesley has been released. Police say 36-year-old John Kramer, 9-year-old Shailyn Kramer, and 5-year-old Britnee Kramer did not make it out of the fire. On June 11, the house on 5th Avenue Southwest in Chesley went up in flames. Fire investigators say two people were able to escape the burning house. The flames also spread to a neighbouring home causing significant damage. Police say the cause of the fire is still under investigation. Source link #canadiannews #worldnewsRead More


Six dead, including three children, in head-on Saskatchewan highway crash

Six dead, including three children, in head-on Saskatchewan highway crash

The Canadian Press Published Friday, June 29, 2018 11:25PM EDT Last Updated Friday, June 29, 2018 11:31PM EDT ELROSE, Sask. — Six people are dead following a two-vehicle crash in southwestern Saskatchewan. RCMP say two SUVs collided head-on north of Elrose on Highway 4. Two adults and three children were found dead in one of the vehicles. A woman who was the only person in the other SUV also died. RCMP say there were no other people in the vehicles and no names will be released. Mounties say they areRead More