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Sarnia police investigating variety store robbery

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Sarnia police are investigating a an early morning convenience store robbery. Police say it happened around 5:45 a.m. Sunday in the 400 block of Exmouth Street. The suspect entered the store and pulled out a weapon, demanded cash and took off with an undisclosed sum. Anyone with information is asked to contact police. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

Trump defends his comments, says: ‘I’m not a racist’

Trump defends his comments, says: 'I'm not a racist'

Darlene Superville, The Associated Press Published Sunday, January 14, 2018 8:37PM EST Last Updated Sunday, January 14, 2018 11:27PM EST WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — U.S. President Donald Trump, on the defensive in the wake of recent disparaging comments about Haiti and African nations that have revived questions about whether the leader of the world’s melting pot is a racist, declared Sunday that he is not one. “No, No. I’m not a racist,” Trump told reporters who asked for his response to those who think he is a racist. “IRead More

Calgary speed skater meets firefighter who saved her life

Calgary speed skater meets firefighter who saved her life

A Calgary speed skater who was just recently named to Canada’s Olympic team got the chance to thank the person she says saved her life five years ago. Brianne Tutt, 25, says her skating career nearly came to an end in a nasty crash at the Olympic Oval in 2012. During a typical Saturday in December, Tutt was waiting at the practice start when another skater slammed into her. “I remember waking up in the hospital and thinking, ‘I don’t know how I came back’, because to have that experienceRead More

Alberta MLA in Hawaii says false missile alert was ‘really, really frightening’


The Canadian Press Published Saturday, January 13, 2018 7:06PM EST Last Updated Saturday, January 13, 2018 7:07PM EST An Alberta politician who is vacationing in Hawaii says the minutes she spent believing a missile attack was imminent may have been the most afraid she’s ever been. Karen McPherson, who represents Calgary-Mackay-Nose Hill in the provincial legislature, said she was waiting to participate in a conference call on Saturday morning when an alert appeared on her phone stating there was an “inbound missile threat” headed for Hawaii. It told people toRead More

Marvel creates Chinese superheroes to draw Asia fans


Chinese superheroes will soon be joining the pantheon of larger-than-life Marvel universe mainstays Spider-Man, Iron Man and the X-Men, a company official said as the comic book giant makes a major thrust into Asia. As part of a push to grow its Asia fanbase, the Disney-owned franchise has released mobile games in China, opened “Marvel Stores” in South Korea and is searching for artistic talent in the Philippines, Marvel editor-in-chief C.B. Cebulski said. “We have been making great strides especially in Asia. We try to hire more Asian creators, writersRead More

Crystal meth and pellet guns seized from Langlois Avenue home

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Windsor police have arrested a 34-year-old Windsor man and seized crystal methamphetamine and pellet guns after an investigation. Members of the Drugs and Guns (DIGS) Unit were working on an active drug trafficking investigation on Wednesday. Officers applied for and were granted a search warrant for the involved residence. At about 8:40 p.m., members of our Emergency Services Unit (ESU) assisted DIGS officers and executed the search warrant at a residence located in the 800 block of Langlois Avenue.  A man was arrested at the scene without incident.  During the search, DIGS officersRead More

Canada launches complaint against U.S. trade practices

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Cannimed approves of Saskatchewan retail pot plan: CEO

Marijuana could be legal in Canada by July 1, 2018

Saskatoon-based Cannimed Therapeutics is signalling its approval of the province’s plan to issue about 60 retail permits for the sale of cannabis. The company will partner with Ontario’s Up Cannabis to apply for a retail permit, its CEO, Brent Zettl, confirmed to CTV News on Tuesday. “I think the key thing is going to be how they’re actually setting up the regulations, and the regulations surrounding that, from protecting youth and inventory, and making sure they’re running legitimate businesses,” Zettl said. The Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority and an independentRead More

Breakaway barge carrying millions of litres of fuel to be towed from B.C. to Alaska

BELLA BELLA, B.C. – A British Columbia First Nation is breathing a sigh of relief as a barge carrying millions of litres of fuel was removed from its harbour on the central coast. The barge broke away from a U.S.-registered tugboat, the Jake Shearer, southwest of Bella Bella last Sunday. Heiltsuk Chief Councillor Marilyn Slett says it’s “terrifying” to consider the damage that could have been caused if a spill occurred. The barge was carrying 12.5 million litres of diesel and gasoline, which Slett says is four times the volumeRead More

Option Solidaire? Party merger could be voted on Saturday

Two of Quebec’s dark horse political parties could be headed for a major shakeup on Saturday. Debates about a variety of issues will take place at Quebec Solidaire’s convention in Longueuil, but the biggest is a potential merger with Option Nationale. QS co-spokesperson Manon Masse acknowledged that discussions will be heated, but said the party is “ready” for the debate. Discussions over the potential merger with Sol Zanetti’s party concluded in October. Manon’s colleague Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois was among the architects of the deal. He called the deal “good for theRead More