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Authorities continue Fraud Prevention Month with awareness event

BBB issues warning on phishing

The Calgary Police Service is inviting all citizens to take part in a special information event meant to educate citizens on how to be aware of fraud and how to protect themselves. The session, taking place on Saturday at CrossIron Mills Mall, offers people the chance to speak with representatives from 10 different agencies including: Calgary Police Service Cyber Forensics Unit, Economic Crimes Unit and Crime Prevention Team Electronic Recycling Association Service Alberta Utilities Consumer Advocate, Consumer Investigations Unit and Driver’s Licence Fraud Investigations Better Business Bureau Real Estate CouncilRead More

Report recommends raising parking rates, extending hours at River Landing Parkade

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You could soon have to pay more to park at River Landing Parkade. City administration is recommending a phased increase to parking rates at the parkade starting May 1st. The plan would see monthly and daily parking fees rise, while the cost of hourly parking would not change. A report to be tabled at next week’s Environment Committee meeting says the city originally priced rates conservatively to attract more people. It now wants to raise rates to more closely reflect market prices. The report says monthly parking would rise fromRead More

A mile of toonies

A mile of toonies

From CTV Northern Ontario’s Lydia Chubak: The Kinsmen Club of Timmins is taking a different approach to fundraising with an initiative calle Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

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

Sprinklers put out restaurant fire

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Firefighters responded to a small fire at a restaurant in the 4100 block of Strandherd Drive late Thursday night.  They say they got the call at just before 11:00 p.m. from an alarm company, alerting them to a fire alarm going off in the restaurant.  Firew crews found alarms sounding and smoke near the kitchen when they arrived. They determined a sprinkler had put out the fire, which started in an appliance motor. The owners arrived on the scene shortly after firefighers. There’s been no word yet on the cost ofRead More

London housing prices spike in last quarter of 2017: survey

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It’s good news for homeowners and realtors in the London market. The Royal LePage House Price Survey released Wednesday showed a major spike in the fourth quarter of 2017. The aggregate price of a home increased 19.6 per cent year-over-year to $363,765. The median price of a two-storey home increased 21.1 per cent year-over-year to $404,423. The median price of a bungalow increased 17.7 per cent to $299,222. Nationally, the price of a home in Canada increased 10.8 per cent year-over-year to $626,042 in the fourth quarter of 2017. SourceRead More

Pedestrian dies after being struck by Canada Post truck: Toronto police

Toronto police say a pedestrian died in hospital after she was struck by a Canada Post truck Tuesday evening in the city’s east end. Const. Allyson Douglas-Cook says officers responded to a call at about 6:15 p.m. of a woman pinned under a truck, in the Eglinton Avenue East and Birchmount Road area. Douglas-Cook says the woman was rushed to hospital in critical condition, where she later died. Police have not identified the woman publicly, but Douglas-Cook says the woman was in her 70s. She says officers with the TrafficRead More

Pedestrian hit by car in south Kitchener

One person was taken to hospital after they were hit by a car in Kitchener’s south end Friday evening. It happened around 6 p.m. at Homer Watson Boulevard and Doon South Drive. The crash left the car with a broken windshield. A tattered down coat was visible on the ground near the car. According to Waterloo Regional Police, the pedestrian’s injuries were not life-threatening. Information on the cause of the collision was not immediately available. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News HeadlinesRead More

City announces proposed 2 per-cent utility increase for next year

CTV Regina Published Friday, December 1, 2017 10:27AM CST Last Updated Friday, December 1, 2017 2:15PM CST The City of Regina has announced a proposed two per-cent utility increase for 2018. The increase would take effect Jan. 1, 2018 and would cost the average household an additional $2.70 a month, or just over $32 per year. This comes on top of the 4 per cent utility increase back in March, 2017. “We had a couple years with some significant rate increases, so that certainly helped strengthen the financial position ofRead More

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle make first official joint tour

LONDON – Prince Harry and his fiancee, Meghan Markle, are taking part in their first official visit together, choosing to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS with a visit to a youth project in Nottingham. The trip to central England is the first official engagement for Harry and the American actress since they announced earlier this week that they would wed. They plan to tour Britain in the next six months to give Markle an opportunity to learn about the country. The prince has long championed AIDS charities, following in the footstepsRead More