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Break is over for crews and businesses along 17 Avenue S.W.

Construction along 17 Avenue SW

After enjoying a two-month-long hiatus over the summer, businesses along 17 Avenue S.W. will again need to deal with the headache of construction crews starting next week. Beginning September 4, crews will again be out working on the next phase of the project , commencing with the closure of College Lane to 8 Street S.W., including the intersection of 7 Street and 17 Avenue S.W. No impact is expected on College Lane during that phase. That closure is expected to remain in place throughout the month and will be followedRead More


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


Prince Albert bishop wants to ‘fix the road’ amidst abuse scandal

Catholic services

Catholic churches around Prince Albert have hosted special services, inviting members of the Church to share in an hour of adoration for the victims of abuse in the church. “The past is gone and I cannot change it,” Bishop Albert Thevenot told CTV. “But that doesn’t mean I can’t fix the road now and make it a better place.” He says he hopes the day of focused prayers will help the congregation accept what has happened and allow them to reflect on what change can be made. Protocols have beenRead More


No end in sight for wildfire haze in parts of B.C.

No end in sight for wildfire haze in parts of B.C.

It will likely be at least several days before some parts of British Columbia see a return to normal summer skies. Environment Canada said Monday morning that air quality advisories remained in effect for most of the province due to the ongoing haze created by fine particulate matter from the hundreds of wildfires burning across the province. The agency warned that some of the particulate matter is small enough to “easily penetrate indoors” and said infants and seniors were among the people most likely to feel respiratory symptoms. People withRead More


National Capital Commission announces work on bridges, pathways

Federal ministers, NCC on tour of Voyageur Pathway

The National Capital Commission has been given more than $21-million for three important bridge projects in both Ottawa and Gatineau. They are the Portage Bridge, the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway’s Lebreton exit bridge, and the Hog’s Back swing bridge. Money was also earmarked today to help repair the damage to the region’s multi-use pathways after that devastating flood last spring. Floodwaters washed away infrastructure and caused millions of dollars in damage. The bulk of the repairs are happening on the Voyageur Pathway by the Museum of History. Cyclists andRead More


Wild police chase involves three counties, helicopter and spike belt

Police chase

It was like a scene out of a movie, a helicopter police chase, a spike belt and a dramatic arrest. Around 11 a.m. Friday. a black 4-door sedan failed to stop for OPP in the westbound lanes of the 401. The car exited at Highway 19 and made its way through Oxford, Middlesex and Elgin Counties. At one point, a spike belt was deployed and the car’s tires deflated, but the driver kept going, driving on the rims for quite a distance. The driver finally stopped the car in TalbotvilleRead More


Plan in the works to keep ailing orca alive

Plan in the works to keep ailing orca alive

Scientists on both sides of the border have hatched a unique plan to try to keep J50 alive – if they can cut through all the red tape. 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″]


Saskatchewan baseball on display in Queen City

Saskatchewan baseball on display in Queen City

The top four baseball teams from across Saskatchewan are in the Queen City for the 2018 Baseball Saskatchewan Senior AA Tier One Provincial Championships this weekend. The Regina Trappers, Moose Jaw Padres, Marysburg Royals and Saskatoon Outlaws will all be taking part in the tournament. “It gives them an opportunity to play at a really high level of ball after college, after the WMBL. It gives them an opportunity to be able to go and play in a tournament like westerns where you’re playing against the best players,” said ColinRead More


CTV News at Six for July 28: Heat wave warning

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Beaches closed after Fukushima tsunami and nuclear disaster reopen

Fukushima beach

Japan has reopened three beaches in regions devastated by the 2011 tsunami and resulting Fukushima nuclear disaster after years of reconstruction efforts, officials said Monday. Local officials in Fukushima said they hoped the opening of the Haragamaobama beach would help change perceptions of the region, which has become inextricably linked with the 2011 disaster. One of the reopened waterfronts is Haragamaobama beach in Fukushima prefecture, about 40 kilometres north of the crippled Daiichi nuclear plant. The beach in the city of Soma is the closest to the plant of fourRead More