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Weather 19/18

Weather 19/18

From CTV Northern Ontario’s Lyndsay Moggy: The sunshine will stick around but the cold wind will return in the 7-day forecast. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

Leafs’ Auston Matthews says he’s feeling better, but no timetable for return

Auston Matthews

Joshua Clipperton, The Canadian Press Published Tuesday, March 13, 2018 2:15PM EDT Last Updated Tuesday, March 13, 2018 4:10PM EDT TORONTO — Maple Leafs centre Auston Matthews is inching closer to a return to the Toronto lineup. When that will be remains anyone’s guess. The 20-year-old took part in his second straight full practice Tuesday, but continued to wear a red non-contact jersey. Matthews has been on the shelf since injuring his shoulder after getting sandwiched between two Islanders late in Toronto’s 4-3 shootout victory over New York at AirRead More

Bishop’s University student dies in accident in Dominican Republic

Bishop's University

A Bishop’s University student is dead following an accident while on vacation in the Dominican Republic. According to Principal Michael Goldbloom, student Ben Houtman was involved in an accident while visiting the country on Saturday morning. Houtman was one of 30 students who had travelled to the Dominican for spring break. The school’s dean of students has travelled to the Dominican to offer support to the other students, according to Goldbloom. In a school statement, Goldbloom described Houtman as a student at Bishop’s Williams School of Business and a VancouverRead More

Edmonton lifts moratorium on combative sports imposed after death of MMA fighter

Tim Hague

EDMONTON — City council in Edmonton has voted to lift a moratorium on combative sports events that was imposed following the death of a mixed martial arts fighter. Tim Hague, who was a teacher, died in hospital last June — two days after losing a match to Adam Braidwood, a former Canadian Football League player. Hague, who is 34, died following brain surgery after being knocked down five times in the ring. City council imposed the ban in December in response to a report that recommended the city improve fighterRead More

Hazmat crews respond to southeast business in Foothills Industrial following ammonia leak

Hazmat - Sysco Food Services

No injuries have been reports following an ammonia leak in a southeast industrial park on Monday night. Emergency crews were called to Sysco Canada in the 4600 block of 72 Avenue S.E at approximately 9:00 p.m. following reports of an ammonia leak. EMS officials confirm that no one who was inside the building at the time of the leak required transport to hospital. The cause of the leak has not been confirmed. More details to follow Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today NewsRead More

PUB approves MPI rates panned by Uber and Lyft


Uber and Lyft might not be rolling into Winnipeg, for now. The Public Utilities Board has approved Manitoba Public Insurance’s rates for companies like Uber and Lyft. The model will see ride sharing drivers pay an add on to their insurance based on how many time bands they select during the day. READ MORE: ‘Find the road to yes’: Bowman calling on MPI to help pave the way for ride sharing MPI has said this system is flexible and prevents other vehicle classes from subsidizing ride sharing vehicles. Uber hasRead More

CTV News at Six for January 13: Nanaimo shooting

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Prairie Game Expo in Regina

Prairie Game Expo in Regina

Board game enthusiasts met in Regina to create, test and play at the Prairie Game Expo on Saturday. The event brings together people with a passion for the less digitally based hobby. Organizers say role playing and miniature games have become more popular in the last decade, and the expo enables those types of interest groups to come together and have a good interactive time. “What’s good about getting together as a larger community is one meeting more people, getting exposed to new types of games that you might notRead More

Trump denies he used vulgarity to describe African countries

Trump denies he used vulgarity to describe African countries

Alan Fram and Jonathan Lemire, The Associated Press Published Friday, January 12, 2018 7:52AM EST Last Updated Friday, January 12, 2018 8:14AM EST Warning: This story contains vulgar language HL:Trump denies he used vulgarity to describe African countries@ WASHINGTON — In bluntly vulgar language, President Donald Trump questioned Thursday why the U.S. would accept more immigrants from Haiti and “shithole countries” in Africa rather than places like Norway, as he rejected a bipartisan immigration deal, according to people briefed on the extraordinary Oval Office conversation. Trump on Friday denied usingRead More

Winnipeg police union takes concerns about safe parking to provincial government

Downtown safety

The union representing Winnipeg police officers is taking concerns about a lack of safe parking for members’ personal vehicles to the provincial government. It comes after an off-duty officer was stabbed early last month going to his vehicle after leaving work at the downtown headquarters — which doesn’t have a parkade. And just two days ago, on Sunday morning, a man was arrested and charged after trying to rob an off-duty officer outside the downtown headquarters but the union doesn’t believe the victim in that incident was targeted because heRead More