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Wallaceburg tire shop fire causes $400K damage

Wallageburg fire

A fire caused $400,000 damage at O’Neil Tire and Battery in Wallaceburg. Chathem-Kent firefighters from station #3 first responded to a call after heavy black smoke was seen billowing from the business on McNaughton Ave. just after 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Firefighters from stations #1 and #2 and volunteer firefighters were called for assistance. Assistant Chief Chris Case says firefighters entered the building and quickly knocked down the flames before the fire grew in size. “Buildings such as these present significant challenges and hazards to firefighters,” explains Case, “By virtue ofRead More

Third asylum seeker in Manitoba suffers severe frostbite

Third asylum seeker in Manitoba suffers severe frostbite

A renewed warning about frostbite and the dangerous journey some asylum seekers take to make it into Manitoba. A man from the West African country of Togo is the third asylum seeker to have suffered severe frostbite on his hands after crossing the U.S.-Canada border on foot into Manitoba. He made the crossing during the evening of Jan. 4. Temperatures dipped as low as – 28 degrees in Emerson that day. “I feel the pain,” said Kangni Fiowole-Kouevi from his temporary home in Winnipeg. I sleep with difficultly. It’s notRead More

Rains drench Atlantic Canada, leading to flooding, outages and homes evacuated

Rain storm

HALIFAX — Much of Atlantic Canada is being pummelled with heavy winds and a downpour on Saturday, leaving more than 20,000 Maritimers without power and leading some people in southwest New Brunswick to evacuate their homes. Environment Canada says a low-pressure system will slowly track across the East Coast today, bringing up to 50 millimetres of rainfall to parts of southwestern Nova Scotia and Newfoundland’s south coast. The weather agency says the frozen ground has a reduced ability to absorb the deluge, which, combined with unseasonably mild temperatures in partsRead More

Police cruiser rammed during attempted getaway

A heavy police presence descended on Clinton Thursday morning as officers attempted to stop a stolen vehicle. The police action ended with a man from out of the province facing charges including dangerous driving, impaired driving and assault with a weapon – and the discovery that the man was wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for robbery. Huron County OPP say it began when an officer noticed a pickup truck that had been stolen from a parking lot in Seaforth two days earlier. The truck drove away, was tracked down aboutRead More

Police investigating two suspicious house fires in Antigonish County

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Police are investigating a pair of suspicious house fires that happened in Antigonish County within five days of each other. Antigonish District RCMP say in the early hours of Monday and Friday, fire crews responded to two separate house fires. Police say the homes were abandoned and neither had power or a heat source. Both homes were fully engulfed when firefighters arrived on scene and were complete losses. There were no injuries in either fire. Police are asking property owners to regularly check abandoned properties to ensure they are secure, and to report suspiciousRead More

Montreal study shows effects of concussions on developing brains

Montreal study shows effects of concussions on developing brains

While much attention has been given to concussions and athletics in recent years, a new study conducted by researchers at Ste-Justine Hospital and the Universite de Montreal is shedding light on how they affect smaller people.   Ste-Justine researcher Miriam Beauchamp said concussions are more prevalent in preschoolers than they are in teenagers. “We also know that young children are quite vulnerable,” she said. “They’re in a really critical area of development.” Beauchamp and her team evaluated how developing brains were affected by injury. They said many affected children displayed changesRead More

Funicular in city’s river valley expected to open Dec. 9

CTV News has confirmed the City of Edmonton expects the mechanized river access project in the river valley to open on December 9. The project includes a funicular and a staircase that connects 100 Avenue to the river valley, with a viewing deck at the top and a promenade at the bottom. Work on the $24 million project started in early 2016, and it was slated to open in the fall of this year. Funding mainly came from the provincial and federal governments – with the city putting forward $1.7Read More

Quebec City woman arrested on animal cruelty, bestiality charges

La Presse Canadienne Published Friday, December 1, 2017 7:47AM EST Last Updated Friday, December 1, 2017 7:48AM EST A Quebec City woman in her 20s is facing animal cruelty and bestiality charges. She was arrested on Thursday night in a Quebec City housing unit after people called police to the attention of images posted to social media that allegedly appeared to show animal cruelty. Police believe there was a sexual act involving a human and an animal. The woman was released on a promise to appear in court at aRead More

City forced to remove enormous tree after man pours gasoline on it

A Barrie man fed up with an enormous soft maple tree took matters into his own hands to get it removed by pouring gasoline all over it. Earlier this week, Chris Peyton witnessed his neighbour approach the large tree on the corner of Belcourt Avenue with several white pails. “I witnessed my neighbour from on the other side of the fence on my front yard with a couple of big white 20 litre pails of gasoline splashing on the tree,” says Peyton. The gasoline was enough to do damage toRead More

Canadian Transportation Agency to deliver ruling on July Air Transat delays Thursday

We’ll learn Thursday what the Canadian Transportation Agency has to say about flight delays at the Ottawa Airport this past summer. Two Montreal-bound Air Transat flights from Europe were diverted to Ottawa because of bad weather on July 31st and sat for up to six hours on the tarmac. Passengers were not allowed to leave the planes and complained of a lack of air conditioning and water. One called 9-1-1. Both the Ottawa Airport and Air Transat have blamed each other for the delays and the passengers’ discomfort. The airlineRead More