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Man in his 20s injured after Scarborough shooting

Toronto Police

A male victim believed to be in his 20s is suffering from serious injuries after a shooting took place in Scarborough’s Golden Mile area on Thursday night. Officers were called to the area of Eglinton and Pharmacy avenues at around 10 p.m. Upon arrival at the scene, police said they located a male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. He was subsequently taken to a trauma centre in non-life-threatening condition. No information on any possible suspects has been released in connection with this case. Roads have been blocked off inRead More

Two Morley women arrested following gas-and-dash in stolen car and Highway 1A crash

Ghost Station gas-and-dash crash

Two women were arrested and charged after an attempted getaway following a gas-and-dash was halted by a t-bone crash just metres away from the station. Mike Mondor, the owner of Ghost Gas Station and Campground, a convenience store and campground located along Highway 1A approximately 13 kilometres west of Cochrane, says a car pulled into the station Tuesday morning shortly before 10:00. One of the occupants of the car filled the tank but failed to pay. The theft wasn’t noticed at the time but surveillance camera footage verified the driverRead More

Manitoba axes 23-year-old campsite booze ban for May long weekend

Manitoba axes 23-year-old campsite booze ban for May long weekend Staff Published Wednesday, May 16, 2018 10:39AM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, May 16, 2018 10:41AM EDT The Manitoba government has lifted its 23-year-old ban on alcohol at provincial campgrounds for the May long weekend. The province said the decision to let booze legally flow is due to a significant drop in alcohol-related offences in the years since the ban was introduced. Six Manitoba provincial parks banned drinking on the Victoria Day weekend beginning in 1995. The ban was later expanded to all provincial park campsites. “We know that theRead More

Election candidates dividing minimum wage earners

Election candidates dividing minimum wage earners

The Liberal government pledged to raise minimum wage from $14 per hour to $15 per hour in the new year. PC leader Doug Ford has said he will scrap the extra $1 per hour increase in favour of a 0 per cent income tax on minimum wage earners, which his party estimates as a $500-million cost to the province. But according to NDP leader Andrea Horwath, that does minimum wage earners a disservice. “It’s very clear that the tax cut that he’s proposing is going to rip people off byRead More

Winnipeg Commodity Exchange’s last trading function moving to New York

360 Main

The American company that bought the Winnipeg Commodity Exchange in 2007 says it is shutting down its last commodity trading function. Atlanta-based Intercontinental Exchange Inc. (ICE) says it will move trading of canola contracts from Winnipeg to New York by July 29. The change will effectively end trading at the WCE, which has been operating in the city since 1887. ICE says the move to New York, which requires regulatory approvals, will provide customers with deeper liquidity, reduced administrative costs and a more diversified risk management pool while retaining theRead 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

Carjacking suspect fatally shot at Nanaimo ferry terminal

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Whiteout Street Party prepping for 23K fans to show up Monday

Street Party

CTV Winnipeg Published Monday, May 7, 2018 11:02AM CST Last Updated Monday, May 7, 2018 11:04AM CST The organizers of the Whiteout Street Party are getting ready for the event to reach full capacity Monday, since this game could be clincher for round two. If the event does reach full capacity, at 23,000 people, this means: – The Donald and Portage entrance will close at 8 p.m. or earlier; – The Smith and Portage entrance will remain open; – The Hargrave and Graham entrance will remain open. The street partyRead More

Ontario issues first non-binary ‘X’ birth certificate

Joshua M. Ferguson

A Vancouver filmmaker and writer has received Ontario’s first non-binary birth certificate. Ontario-born Joshua M. Ferguson identifies as non-binary trans and uses the pronouns “they” and “them.” The birth certificate is marked with an “X” designation, indicating a non-binary person. Ferguson applied to Service Ontario for the document in 2017, and filed a human rights claim when it was not initially granted. The province issued new guidelines on gender designations last year. “Ontario’s new policy will save lives in the trans community,” Ferguson wrote in a statement on Monday. “ARead More

The strong shall survive

The strong shall survive

From CTV Northern Ontario’s Lydia Chubak: Men and women battle for prizes and bragging rights at a weekend ‘strongman’ competition. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines