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Green Party optimistic of making inroads in New Brunswick election

David Coon

FREDERICTON — After making inroads in recent provincial elections across Canada, the Green party is looking for fresh gains when New Brunswickers go to the polls next month. Currently, provincial Green Leader David Coon is the party’s only member in the legislature, having won in 2014, and political scientist Tom Bateman says Coon is likely to win his seat again. “He has been an articulate MLA and a very good constituency MLA,” said Bateman, of St. Thomas University in Fredericton. The party is concentrating on a couple of key ridings,Read More


Surrey mom calls for trampoline park regulations

Surrey mom calls for trampoline park regulations

A mother is calling for provincial safety regulations after her son fell through the springs at a park in Richmond, B.C. 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″]


Traffic congestion to get worse as school begins

Traffic congestion to get worse as school begins

As kids head back to school, parents could soon be stressing about more than buying supplies.  Orange cones will continue to dot major Montreal roads, including Van Horne Avenue, Cote St. Luc Road, St. Jacques Street, and others. The city knows the stress that awaits drivers. “It’s going to be a tough ride on September 4th,” said city spokesman Philippe Sabourin at a press conference on Tuesday. “We ask citizens and motorists to commute with public transit.” The city also provided an update on the new REM. Thanks to workRead More


Judge approves interim payments to Broncos crash victims

Humboldt Broncos

A Saskatoon judge has approved an interim payment of $50,000 for each of the 13 survivors and the families of the 16 people who died in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash. A judge agreed to the request Wednesday morning at a hearing being held to determine how the money raised from a GoFundMe page will be divided. The $50,000 is expected to go to families within the next couple of days. The court is also being asked to appoint a five-member advisory committee to figure out how the remaining moneyRead More


Two people in hospital after shots fired in North York

Joshua Freeman, CTV News Toronto Published Saturday, August 11, 2018 5:53PM EDT Last Updated Saturday, August 11, 2018 6:10PM EDT Two people have been injured after shots were fired in the Bayview Woods-Steeles neighbourhood in North York Saturday evening. Witnesses reported hearing as many as 20 shots fired in the area of Leslie Street and Finch Avenue. Police responded to Tree Sparroway, just west of Leslie Street, and found shell casings in the area and a number of damaged vehicles. Witnesses told police that a vehicle was spotted fleeing theRead More


MPP starts petition to stop the provincial government from repealing 2015 sex-education curriculum

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The MPP for Ottawa-Centre went door-to-door Saturday asking residents to sign a petition to pressure the provincial government to keep a modernized sexual-education curriculum. NDP MPP Joel Harden says he started this petition as a grassroots effort that he will bring back with him to Queen’s Park. “I find it irresponsible to rip up a curriculum and go back to one that was made in 1998. I don’t think that is acceptable.” Soon after Doug Ford took over as Ontario Premier, his government announced it was revoking an updated versionRead More


Black bear charges at woman in Alberta

Black bear charges at woman in Alberta

A woman in Alberta had a close call when a black bear she was taking pictures of charged at her. Dozens of people pulled over their vehicles on Sunday along Highway 93, south of Jasper National Park, to get a better view of the animal. Stefan Jenart was also passing through the area at the time and caught the woman’s close encounter with the black bear on camera. Jenart said people were getting out of their cars to take a closer look, when the bear charged at one woman whoRead More


Manitoba Hydro boss announces departure; Opposition says utility in ‘state of turmoil’

Manitoba Hydro Place

The president and CEO of Manitoba Hydro has announced he is retiring less than three years after joining the Crown corporation. Kelvin Shepherd, who joined the utility in December 2015 after a five-year stint at MTS Inc., says in a release that he will be stepping down Nov. 16. Manitoba Hydro’s board of directors, citing an inability to work with the provincial government, resigned en masse in March. Premier Brian Pallister said the dispute stemmed from a multimillion-dollar deal, which was quashed by the government, between the utility and theRead More


Man facing arson charge a person of interest in homicide case

July 6 house fire

A man charged with arson in connection with a house fire in the Caswell Hill neighbourhood is now a person of interest in a homicide investigation. Saskatoon police recently confirmed the 39-year-old, who was scheduled to appear in court Wednesday on the arson charge, is a person of interest in the death of Crystal Louise McFadyen. McFadyen, who was eight months pregnant, was found dead by firefighters who were responding Friday morning to flames at a home on the 200 block of Avenue F North. Police initially called the deathRead More


Family joins search for kayaker missing near Sooke

Family joins search for kayaker missing near Sooke

While the Coast Guard has dropped out of the search for a missing 55-year-old kayaker, those close to the missing man aren’t giving up. 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″]