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

Australia

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


Margaret Atwood takes to Twitter to defend herself after ‘MeToo’ op-ed

Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood has taken to Twitter to defend herself after writing a controversial op-ed in which she wondered if she was a “bad feminist” for questioning the tactics of the #MeToo movement. In a piece published Saturday in The Globe and Mail, Atwood called #MeToo “a symptom of a broken legal system”. The op-ed drew sharp criticism from some observers, who were angered by what they saw as a betrayal of feminist values by an author who has long been interested in examining and questioning power structures that subjugate women.Read More


Virtue and Moir set record in winning eighth national title

Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue win nationals

Scott Moir of Ilderton and London’s Tessa Virtue have captured their eighth national ice dance championship in impressive style. Skating flawlessly, the duo scored 209.82 points, setting a Canadian record. The Olympic gold and silver medallists brought the crowd to its feet with their sensual skate to music from “Moulin Rouge. “The score is exciting,” Virtue said. “But skating in front of this crowd was something other worldly. It felt as if Canada was with us every single step and we’re so grateful.” Moir added: “That’s a moment we’ll rememberRead More


Aaron Sanchez hopes blister saga doesn’t continue into 2018

Aaron Sanchez

Joshua Clipperton, The Canadian Press Published Friday, January 12, 2018 8:08PM EST Last Updated Friday, January 12, 2018 8:13PM EST BURNABY, B.C. — Aaron Sanchez felt like he was trying to run in quicksand last season. Coming off a breakout campaign where the Toronto Blue Jays starter led the American League in earned-run average and got his first all-star nod, 2017 was marred by blister and nail issues on the middle finger of his pitching hand. The baffling injury that first bubbled to the surface in April landed Sanchez onRead More


Goldcorp preps for largest open pit in company’s history

Goldcorp preps for largest open pit in company’s history

From CTV Northern Ontario’s Kyle Gennings: As Timmins mining company wraps up an operation that’s over a century old, a new project is on the horizon. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines


Transport Canada lifts temporary speed limit after no whales spotted in Gulf

Right whales

OTTAWA – A temporary speed limit imposed on ships in the Gulf of St. Lawrence has been lifted. The speed limit was imposed in August in an effort to help North Atlantic right whales avoid being fatally struck by ships. Seventeen of the highly endangered whales died off the east coasts of Canada and the United States last year, 12 of them in the Gulf. Transport Minister Marc Garneau says no whales have been spotted in recent weeks, so the speed restriction is being lifted to help ships navigate safelyRead More


Pending charges in 911 hoax introduces swatting into lexicon of many Calgarians

Pending charges in 911 hoax introduces swatting into lexicon of many Calgarians

The recent issuing of arrest warrants for a California man in connection with a fraudulent call to 911 that prompted a large police presence in southwest Calgary was likely the first encounter with the term ‘swatting’ for many Calgarians but, for online gamers, the criminal prank calls are well-known. Swatting is the act of making a fake emergency call in an attempt to get officer to respond to someone’s address. On the evening of December 22, officers were deployed to an apartment building in the community of Bankview after someoneRead More