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Tourism heats up along Georgian Bay

Tourism heats up along Georgian Bay

Many businesses along Georgian Bay are thriving so far this summer because of the hot temperatures and sunny conditions. “The weather will dictate your income.  Just look outside and see if you’re going to make money or not,” says Wasaga Beach business owner Mohammed Mosadeq. This summer has already surpassed seasonal norms.  The Barrie area typically gets about 10 days of 30-degree weather between May and September.  Already this year, we’ve had 12 days where the mercury climbed over the 30 C mark and that has given many businesses aRead More


Mickelson says he will try to act better on golf course

Phil Mickelson

GULLANE, Scotland — Phil Mickelson wishes he could take back the moment when he swatted a moving golf ball at the U.S. Open. “But there’s not much I can do about it now other than just try to … act a little better,” Mickelson said on Thursday at the Scottish Open. In his most extensive comments since he purposely violated the Rules of Golf at Shinnecock Hills, Mickelson said whatever backlash he receives from players and the public was his own doing. Mickelson was sliding far out of contention inRead More


Manitoba seeing 25% increase in road fatalities in 2018

Road fatalities

Road-related deaths have seen a sharp increase in 2018 according to some startling numbers out of Manitoba Public Insurance. This year there’s been around a 25 per cent uptick in fatalities compared to 2017. “We’re also seeing an increase in fatalities on weekends,” said Brian Smiley, the MPI media relations coordinator. According to Smiley, the increase in weekend road deaths is a trend they’ve been noticing over the past few years. He said some possible explanations for this pattern are the fact that there’s more driver on the road asRead More


Cape Breton man in critical condition after falling from cliff

Cape Breton Regional Police

A man is in critical condition after falling from a cliff in Cape Breton. Cape Breton Regional Police and emergency crews responded to the scene near Park Street in Dominion, N.S., around 4 p.m. Monday. Police say the Dominion man, who is in his late 20s, was taken to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital with serious injuries. Police are investigating the incident but don’t suspect foul play at this time. 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 NewsRead More


Cigarette in flower pot causes building fire

Cigarette in flower pot causes building fire

Residents of an 11 storey building in Old Montreal were forced to leave their homes overnight for what is becoming an increasingly common problem. Shortly after 10 p.m. Sunday the fire department rushed to 1 McGill St., near De la Commune St., when the roof of the building caught on fire. Dozens of people rushed out of the building, some with assistance, as emergency crews rushed inside to put out the flames. Some residents initially stayed in their homes, thinking it was a false alarm, until they realized it wasRead More


Bank of Canada keeps key interest rate target on hold at 1.25 per cent

Bank of Canada

Craig Wong, The Canadian Press Published Wednesday, May 30, 2018 10:03AM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, May 30, 2018 10:20AM EDT OTTAWA — The Bank of Canada kept its key interest rate target on hold Wednesday, but hinted that rate hikes could be coming as it noted the Canadian economy was a little stronger than expected in the first quarter. The central bank held its target for the overnight rate — a key financial benchmark that influences the prime lending rates at the country’s big banks — steady at 1.25 perRead More


Montreal specialist dispenses advice for preventing Lyme disease

Montreal specialist dispenses advice for preventing Lyme disease

CTV Montreal Published Wednesday, May 23, 2018 4:49PM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, May 23, 2018 6:44PM EDT The warmer weather entices many of us outside, and also brings with it some risks – like Lyme disease, which is on the rise in Quebec. The bite of an infected tick requires your full attention: right now, the Monteregie area is the main source of infected ticks in our general region. The problem will only intensify over the coming years, so the director of McGill’s Center for Tropical Diseases says we bestRead More


Quebec to officially ask Ottawa for permission to collect federal taxes

A tax return form

Quebec is going to officially ask Ottawa if it can collect federal taxes on its behalf. Finance Minister Carlos Leitao said Thursday he believes the Trudeau government may be amenable to the idea, and so he will take the official steps necessary. The move comes after the members of the National Assembly passed a unanimous motion calling for the implementation of a single tax return in the province, as long as it was administered by Quebec. Federal Conservative leader Andrew Scheer said that if becomes prime minister he would beginRead More


High streamflow advisory issued for Bow River upstream of Canmore

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Alberta Environment and Parks has issued a high streamflow advisory for the Bow River near the Town of Canmore. Officials say snowmelt has increased water levels in the Bow River, upstream of Canmore, and the Pipestone River, north of Lake Louise, and there is some flooding in low-lying areas. The Bow River in the mountain parks has risen about 0.5 m in the last week and the Pipestone’s water levels have also increased by about 0.3m. The pathway under the Bow River Bridge, near Canmore, is closed and additional trailsRead More


London police investigating after child abducted by stranger

Suspect vehicle

CTV London Published Sunday, May 13, 2018 6:01PM EDT Last Updated Sunday, May 13, 2018 6:06PM EDT London police are searching for a suspect after a 4-year-old child was abducted by a stranger Sunday morning. Police say the incident happened around 9:15 a.m. in the area of Barker Street and Melsandra Avenue. The child was abducted by a male suspect driving a gold or beige-coloured older 4-door Chevrolet Impala. Witnesses followed the car and the child was located nearby a short time later. The child was not injured. The suspectRead More