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Antaya won’t seek re-election in October

Ken Antaya Mayor of Lasalle

CTV Windsor Published Tuesday, April 24, 2018 10:03PM EDT Last Updated Tuesday, April 24, 2018 10:13PM EDT Lasalle voters will have to decide on a new mayor later this year. Mayor Ken Antaya announced he will not seek re-election in this year’s municipal election. He made the announcement following Tuesday’s council meeting. “I’m announcing early so I can step aside and let the members of council make a decision on where they want to go” said Antaya. He served two-terms as mayor of the town, and was also deputy wardenRead More


Residential fire destroys apartment building in Brossard

Fire in Brossard

CTV Montreal Published Tuesday, April 24, 2018 6:05PM EDT Last Updated Tuesday, April 24, 2018 6:19PM EDT Firefighters in Longueuil were at the scene of a major fire in a residential building in Brossard Tuesday afternoon. The blaze broke out on a balcony at 4 p.m. and quickly spread to the roof. Local firefighters say the blaze was accidental. Fire consumed part of the roof, sending flames and dense smoke to the sky – a thick plume of smoke that could be seen as far as Montreal. The building housedRead More


3 people injured after Garden City beer store robbery

Winnipeg Police Service Car

Three people are hurt after a robbery at a beer store in Garden City, according to the Winnipeg Police Service. The robbery happened Sunday at 6 p.m. in the 2100 block of McPhillips Street. Police said two employees were stabbed and one of the suspects is injured as well. Several people were taken into custody. Police continue to investigate.  Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines


Ford Nation comes to the country, with a stop in Aylmer

Ford Nation comes to the country, with a stop in Aylmer

Ford Nation came to the country Saturday morning, as P.C. Leader Doug Ford finished up a swing through Southwestern Ontario. Nearly 500 hundred people packed the Saxonia Hall on the outskirts of Aylmer to hear Doug Ford address some the concerns that hit home with rural constituents. With silos across the street, and the smell of manure in the air, Ford made a rare campaign stop in rural Ontario. He used the morning event to talk about small business, the loss of manufacturing jobs, and the challenges facing frontline healthcareRead More


Hospitality skills training for newcomers

Hospitality skills training for newcomers

From CTV Northern Ontario’s Jairus Patterson: Sault Ste. Marie program teaches language and culinary skills to new Canadians. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines


One year after the floods, Rigaud residents still rebuilding

One year after the floods, Rigaud residents still rebuilding

CTV Montreal Published Friday, April 20, 2018 6:52PM EDT Last Updated Friday, April 20, 2018 6:54PM EDT One year ago today, Rigaud declared a state of emergency. The town was one of the municipalities hit hardest by spring flooding – the military was called in, and many were forced from their homes. Today, the water line is lower, but people are still trying to recover. On Bill Bradley’s property, the water was waist deep. He says he worked hard to save his home, until the army showed up. “We gotRead More


Thieves have stolen ATMs from 58 businesses throughout southwestern Ontario since January 2017, OPP says

OPP

LONDON, Ont. — Police are asking business owners in southwestern Ontario to evaluate the benefits of having an ATM following numerous thefts of the machines from gas stations, restaurants and convenience stores. Thieves have targeted 58 businesses in the Brant, Waterloo, Hamilton, Owen Sound and Niagara areas since January 2017, Ontario Provincial Police said Friday. The thieves usually hit sometime between midnight and 5 a.m., ramming a stolen vehicle — usually a pickup truck or SUV — through the front entrance or windows of the building, wrapping a chain aroundRead More


First plans released for Halifax’s new Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre

First plans released for Halifax's new Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre

It’s both a new building and the beginning of what the indigenous people believe will be a new relationship with the community based on reconciliation. The first images of Halifax’s new Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre were revealed Thursday at a ceremony on the Gottingen St. site that will be home to the new building. The land was blessed by a Mi’kmaw elder at the beginning of the launch event that was attended by community members and dignitaries. The presentations included lots of talk about healing historic wounds. “As we buildRead More


At trial, experts debate drug Cosby gave to his accuser

Michael R. Sisak, The Associated Press Published Thursday, April 19, 2018 1:14PM EDT Last Updated Thursday, April 19, 2018 9:50PM EDT NORRISTOWN, Pa. — It’s long been one of the most enduring mysteries of Bill Cosby’s sexual assault case: What drug did he give his chief accuser on the night she says he molested her? Cosby has insisted he handed 1 1/2 tablets of the over-the-counter cold and allergy medicine Benadryl to Andrea Constand to help her relax before their sexual encounter at his home outside Philadelphia more than aRead More


Brantford named Canada’s best place to buy real estate

Housing construction

Relatively low house prices and fast-rising rents are two of the reasons Brantford has been dubbed the best real estate investment market in Canada. MoneySense magazine has placed Brantford at the top of its annual ranking of Canadian communities based on real estate investment potential. The MoneySense report cites Brantford’s “affordable yet steadily rising housing prices” as well as its low unemployment rate as factors contributing to its first-place finish. The average sale price of a new detached home in Brantford was $506,016 – significantly lower than the numbers seenRead More