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Royal wedding live: Prince Harry, Meghan Markle tie the knot

Royal wedding live: Prince Harry, Meghan Markle tie the knot

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been joined together as husband and wife in a ceremony marked by more than a touch of both British and Hollywood glamour. The couple exchanged their vows before more than 600 guests as well as millions of spectators around the globe, promising to love and cherish one another “till death us do part.” Highlights so far: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will receive new titles: Duke and Duchess of Sussex Wedding guests include Oprah, George and Amal Clooney, David and Victoria Beckham Markle isRead More

CBC/Radio Canada warns employees their financial info may be at risk after theft

The CBC building

OTTAWA — Thousands of employees of Canada’s public broadcaster are being warned their personal information may have been compromised after a recent computer theft, the CBC said Wednesday. “The stolen equipment, while password protected, may contain electronic files, including some personal financial information” of people who recently worked for the CBC and Radio-Canada, the Crown corporation’s chief financial officer said in an email. Around 20,000 people could be affected, including current employees, outside contractors and some former employees who worked over the last 18 months, the broadcaster confirmed. But aRead More

Nearly a quarter of Ontario opioid prescriptions exceeded guidelines: Study

TORONTO — Nearly a quarter of first-time opioid prescriptions in Ontario from April 2015 to March 2016 exceeded recommended dose limits introduced in 2017. Researchers say 23.9 per cent of initial opioid prescriptions in Ontario during that time had a daily dose of more than 50 milligram morphine equivalents. That’s more than the threshold set last year for North American physicians treating chronic non-cancer pain with opioids like oxycodone, hydromorphone and the fentanyl patch. The year-old guidelines suggest opioids be restricted to less than the equivalent of 90 milligrams ofRead More

Info session on Mount Royal through traffic divides Montrealers

Cyclist on Mount Royal

The debate over through traffic on Mount Royal continued on Tuesday night at an information session three weeks before the ban is set to go ahead. The pilot project will stop all through traffic by cars on Camillien-Houde Way and Remembrance Rd. for five months of the year. Montrealers on both sides of a debate that largely pits drivers against cyclists showed up to voice their opinions on the local controversy. “It’s nonsense. They should keep the mountain open,” said resident Michael Shafter. “It should have elements of a park,Read More

Volunteers step up to help clean-up aftermath of N.B. flood

Volunteers step up to help clean-up aftermath of N.B. flood

As flood stricken areas in New Brunswick transition into recovery phase, volunteers have stepped up in a big way. On Saturday, dozens of people came together in the Greater Saint John area to help clean-up damage done from the flooding, including Saint John Mayor Don Darling. “We saw it last weekend by the hundreds, if not thousands, and we’re seeing it again today,” said Darling. From high school students to retirees, all kinds of people chipped in to help removed thousands of sandbags off properties. “Basically I saw Don Darling’sRead More

Meet Daisy, a dog that brings comfort to the dying

Meet Daisy, a dog that brings comfort to the dying

An Ontario hospice has hired a full-time employee perfectly suited to provide a dose of happiness to those moving through life’s final transition. Daisy, a three-year-old golden Labrador retriever, has been working as a certified service dog at Hospice Simcoe in Barrie, Ont. for about a year. Her job is simple: to be there for those who need her most. “She can reduce anxiety, she can lower blood pressure, just by being there with people. She loves to be touched,” hospice employee Lynda Murta, who is also Daisy’s primary careRead More

Dozens of homes and cottages at risk of flooding in West Quebec

Dozens of homes and cottages at risk of flooding in West Quebec

CTV Ottawa Published Thursday, May 10, 2018 6:29PM EDT Last Updated Thursday, May 10, 2018 6:35PM EDT Dozens of homes in West Quebec are at risk of flooding as water rises. The flooding is along both the Coulonge River and Ottawa River in the municipalities of Mansfield and Davidson. Denis Paquette says his basement started flooding on Friday morning, and he has been fighting off the water since. He lives along Rue des Rapides along the Coulonge River. Paquette says it’s the second year in a row he has hadRead More

US$325,000 ‘Iron Man’ suit disappears from L.A. movie prop facility

Iron Man

LOS ANGELES – Police are investigating the disappearance of an expensive “Iron Man” suit from a Los Angeles movie prop storage facility. Los Angeles police Officer Christopher No said Wednesday a police report was filed Tuesday and that the suit’s estimated value is US$325,000. The suit apparently went missing from the facility in the Pacoima neighbourhood between February and April 25. KCBS-TV first reported the investigation and says the crimson-and-gold costume was used in the 2008 “Iron Man” film, which starred Robert Downey Jr. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews andRead More

Surf clam controversy: Federal bid for reconciliation lands in court

Dominic LeBlanc

Michael MacDonald, THE CANADIAN PRESS Published Tuesday, May 8, 2018 2:32PM ADT Last Updated Tuesday, May 8, 2018 6:23PM ADT HALIFAX — One of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s signature bids to promote reconciliation with Indigenous groups in Atlantic Canada is now facing a court challenge and allegations of conflict of interest. The mounting criticism stems from a decision by Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc to award a potentially lucrative Arctic surf clam fishing licence to the Five Nations Clam Corp., based in New Brunswick. The Arctic surf clam fishery generated $90Read More

Two motorcyclists killed in highway crash south of Red Deer


A man and a woman are dead after a truck collided with their motorcycle east of Innisfail Saturday afternoon. RCMP said the collision occured on Highway 590 and Range Road 260 at approximately 3:50 p.m. A truck travelling east on Highway 590 turned onto Range Road 260 to go north and struck a motorcycle headed west. The 35-year-old male driver and his 34-year-old female passenger died on scene, police said. The male driver of the truck was not injured. Innisfail RCMP is investigating the crash. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenewsRead More