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Pedestrian hit by car in south Kitchener

One person was taken to hospital after they were hit by a car in Kitchener’s south end Friday evening. It happened around 6 p.m. at Homer Watson Boulevard and Doon South Drive. The crash left the car with a broken windshield. A tattered down coat was visible on the ground near the car. According to Waterloo Regional Police, the pedestrian’s injuries were not life-threatening. Information on the cause of the collision was not immediately available. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News HeadlinesRead More


N.B. police seek help locating man wanted on warrant

Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a man who allegedly struck a police car and another vehicle with a van in Salisbury, N.B. Southeast District RCMP say 34-year-old Stephen Cyr, of no fixed address, failed to appear in court on Nov. 1, and a warrant was issued for his arrest as a result. Police say nearly a month later on Nov. 29, officers responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of a business in Salisbury. They were able to confirm it wasRead More


Analyst Gregg Zaun fired from Sportsnet for ‘inappropriate behaviour’

The Canadian Press Published Thursday, November 30, 2017 7:18PM EST Last Updated Thursday, November 30, 2017 9:13PM EST TORONTO — Gregg Zaun has been fired from Sportsnet due to “inappropriate behaviour and comments” toward female employees. Rick Brace, President of Rogers Media, said in a statement Thursday that the company was terminating the contract of the MLB studio analyst effective immediately. “This week, we received complaints from multiple female employees at Sportsnet regarding inappropriate behaviour by Gregg Zaun in the workplace,” the statement said. “After investigating the matter, we decidedRead More


Kitchener, Guelph seasonal parking bans start Friday

Park your car with lots of caution, fa la la la la la la la la. ‘Tis the season for fewer on-street options, fa la la la la la la la la. Friday is Dec. 1 – the day when the rules around parking on roads in Kitchener and Guelph change for the winter. In Kitchener, vehicles cannot be left on any street between the hours of 2:30 a.m. and 6 a.m. from Dec. 1 to March 31. The city can also declare a snow event, meaning no on-street parkingRead More


Calgary family shocked as glass dining table shatters without warning

A Calgary family says they were stunned when the glass dining room table they were sitting at suddenly shattered and sent pieces of glass hurtling through the air. Now they are trying to understand what happened. Earlier this week, Wasim Huq and his two children, aged 12 and 7, were sitting at the dining room table doing homework and eating lunch, when the table’s tempered glass top broke without warning from under them. Because the tabletop was made of tempered glass, the glass exploded into tiny cubes instead of shards,Read More


Metrolinx wants to run above ground power lines to electrify all-day GO train service

In order to bring all-day, two-way GO train service to the Barrie corridor, Metrolinx will need to electrify the line, but that requires power. Metrolinx wants to tap into a hydro transmission station on Tiffin Street and run power lines down the city’s existing freight rail corridor to the Allandale GO station. It also requires a partnership with the city. “It’s important. We want the service to happen. It’s not like there is another corridor,” says Barrie Mayor Jeff Lehman. Metrolinx wants to build the lines above ground, but theRead More


N.B. distributing 2,500 naloxone kits to deal with opioid use

THE CANADIAN PRESS Published Wednesday, November 29, 2017 1:56PM AST Last Updated Wednesday, November 29, 2017 2:45PM AST FREDERICTON — The New Brunswick government has introduced a naloxone kit program in an effort to respond to the growing epidemic of opioid use in Canada. Health Minister Benoit Bourque says the government will spend $150,000 to buy about 2,500 kits. Naloxone temporarily reverses overdoses caused by opioid drugs such as fentanyl or heroin. The kits will be distributed free of charge through needle exchange programs with AIDS New Brunswick, AIDS MonctonRead More


NBA scores: Love leads Cavs over Heat after LeBron ejection

CLEVELAND — Kevin Love scored 32 of his 38 points in the first half, LeBron James was ejected for the first time in his career and the Cleveland Cavaliers extended their longest winning streak since 2015 to nine games by downing the Miami Heat 108-97 on Tuesday night. Love had his way with every defender Miami put on him, finishing 10 of 16 from the field and 14 of 17 on free throws. He scored 22 in the first quarter and the Cavs opened a 27-point lead before halftime. JamesRead More


FIFA says doping is not widespread in Russian soccer

MOSCOW — FIFA defended Russia’s right to host the World Cup amid a series of doping scandals, saying Tuesday that there is no sign of “widespread” drug use in Russian soccer. Russia has been stripped of dozens of Olympic medals for doping and coverups, including tampering with samples. Soccer is among the sports where positive tests were apparently covered up, according to a World Anti-Doping Agency investigation last year. “From the information we have, we cannot talk about widespread doping in football in Russia,” FIFA general secretary Fatma Samoura saidRead More


‘They’re somebody’s family’: Dozens of headstones spotted along N.B. beach

An unusual and eerie sight on a beach in Port Elgin, N.B., has some area residents shaking their heads and asking for it to be cleaned up. Dozens of headstones, some engraved with names, dates of birth and death, cover the shoreline on a quiet isolated stretch of beach along the Northumberland Strait. The stones pile the beach in no obvious pattern. A quick Google search shows one of the veteran’s stones belonging to someone buried in Yarmouth, N.S. Police say the stones are all unusable because of misprints onRead More