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After Brown bows out, new possibilities in local PC nomination race

After Brown bows out, new possibilities in local PC nomination race

After a decision he says took a lot of thought, former PC leader Patrick Brown has bowed out of provincial politics. His message on Twitter Thursday night reading “I will not be running in the upcoming provincial election.” The message came just minutes after the party’s provincial nomination committee unanimously decided to block brown from running in Barrie-Springwater-Oro Medonte. Today, Garfield Dunlop, the veteran MPP who resigned so Brown could seek a seat at Queen’s Park, announced he wants his job back, in the newly created riding. “This is reallyRead More

Pedestrian seriously injured in Barrie hit-and-run

Barrie police

Police want to speak with anyone who witnessed a hit-and-run collision that seriously injured a pedestrian in Barrie. The 53-year-old man was returning to his vehicle after helping another motorist when he was struck in the area of Huronia Road and McKay Road. This happened at around 12:30 a.m. on Friday. Barrie police says the driver stopped momentarily and then left the scene. The vehicle is described as a dark-coloured hatchback, which might have damage to its front end. The man was taken to hospital with serious injuries. Anyone withRead More

Hedley returns with no apologies, sexually-charged banter in first concert since hiatus

Jacob Hoggard

David Friend, The Canadian Press Published Thursday, March 1, 2018 11:29PM EST Last Updated Friday, March 2, 2018 2:45AM EST BRAMPTON, Ont. – Hedley frontman Jacob Hoggard refused to soften his band’s frat boy persona on Thursday as they played their first show since announcing plans for an “indefinite hiatus” in the wake of recent sexual assault and misconduct allegations. The singer didn’t spend any time acknowledging the apology he issued a day earlier on social media for what he called “reckless and dismissive” treatment of women throughout his career.Read More

Matthews scores, then leaves with injury in 4-3 shootout win against Islanders

Toronto Maple Leafs' Auston Matthews

Dhiren Mahiban, The Canadian Press Published Thursday, February 22, 2018 10:47PM EST TORONTO – Tyler Bozak scored the shootout winner as the Toronto Maple Leafs edged the New York Islanders 4-3 at Air Canada Centre on Thursday night. Auston Matthews tipped a Jake Gardiner shot to tie it 3-3 with 3:29 remaining in the third, but later left the game favouring his right side after taking a hit from Cal Clutterbuck and not return. The 20-year-old missed six games in December with a concussion and another four games with anRead More

Flooding due to ice jam prompts state of emergency in Brantford, Ont.

Flooding due to ice jam prompts state of emergency in Brantford, Ont.

Daksha Rangan, Published Wednesday, February 21, 2018 11:20AM EST Last Updated Wednesday, February 21, 2018 11:57AM EST The City of Brantford has declared a state of emergency and called for an immediate evacuation after heavy rain and unseasonable warmth triggered severe flooding for areas near the Grand River in southwestern Ontario, which runs through the city. Roughly 2,200 homes and up to 4,900 people have been impacted in the affected areas, City of Brantford officials told CTV News on Wednesday. Residents living in the areas of Holmedale, Old WestRead More

NHL scores: Penguins beat Kings for 10th straight home win

Penguins beat Kings for tenth straight win

PITTSBURGH – Zach Aston-Reese broke a third-period tie with a power-play goal and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Los Angeles Kings 3-1 on Thursday night for their 10th straight home victory. Two nights after scoring his first two NHL goals, Aston-Reese gave the Penguins the lead at 5:24 of the period. Kris Letang’s point shot through traffic clipped Aston-Reese’s skate and went between goalie Jonathan Quick’s pads. The Penguins’ home streak is the longest since a franchise-record 13-game run during the 2013-14 season. The Penguins haven’t lost in Pittsburgh sinceRead More

Australian dad says he followed hunch in hiring copter that found injured son


SYDNEY, Australia – The father of a teenager who spent 30 hours trapped in a car wreck in Australian woods says he followed his intuition by hiring the helicopter that found his seriously injured son. Samuel Lethbridge remains in a hospital in serious condition with multiple fractures on Tuesday following the crash on Sunday. His father, Tony Lethbridge, told Seven Network television he suspected his 17-year-old son may have been in a car wreck when he did not return by Sunday night to the family home at Lake Macquarie, northRead More

Province tries to patch up potholes on Hwy. 400

Province tries to patch up potholes on Hwy. 400

The province is trying to catch up with a growing pothole problem on Highway 400. The wild weather central Ontario has received is wreaking havoc on parts of the region’s busiest highway. One area that has been particularly bad is a nine kilometre stretch in the northbound lanes of Highway 400 between Aurora and King City. “The potholes are rough and it bounces you around. On a day like today, it’s not very safe because of the weather conditions, then you really have a hard time keeping an eye onRead More

Electrical fire causes major damage to Montreal home

Montreal firefighter

Everyone inside a Montreal home managed to escape safely when the building caught fire overnight in Montreal. A man living in the house spotted flames coming from a back wall near a stove around 2:40 a.m. Monday. He immediately got everyone outside and they took shelter at a neighbour’s home, at which point they called 9-1-1. Firefighters said smoke alarms were going off when they arrived. It took about an hour to extinguish the flames, but lots of damage was caused to the building on Armand Bombardier Blvd. near MauriceRead More

Halifax seeing record low snow levels

Halifax seeing record low snow levels

Halifax and other areas of Nova Scotia are in the midst of a record setting snow drought, as the city has seen less than 20 centimetres of snow this winter. At Martock Ski Hill outside of Windsor, N.S., the snow machines are running full blast, covering the mountain in artificial snow. “We get to pick exactly the kind of snow we want to make,” says Rosie Browning, a Ranger at Martock Ski Hill The hill needs a base of about three to five feet of snow to be ski-able, butRead More