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Saturday will be the final day for Sears in Barrie

Sears Barrie

Saturday will be the final day Sears will be open in Barrie. The retailer has been in a state of liquidation since announcing the closure of its 74 department stores across the country. Sears Canada says Saturday will be the final day for the store at Georgian Mall. The company has offered discounts of up to 50 per cent since October. The final closure of the Barrie store means more than 100 people will be out of a job. The retailer has been under creditor protection since June. Source linkRead More

Crystal meth and pellet guns seized from Langlois Avenue home

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Windsor police have arrested a 34-year-old Windsor man and seized crystal methamphetamine and pellet guns after an investigation. Members of the Drugs and Guns (DIGS) Unit were working on an active drug trafficking investigation on Wednesday. Officers applied for and were granted a search warrant for the involved residence. At about 8:40 p.m., members of our Emergency Services Unit (ESU) assisted DIGS officers and executed the search warrant at a residence located in the 800 block of Langlois Avenue.  A man was arrested at the scene without incident.  During the search, DIGS officersRead More

Alberta NDP apologizes after Twitter dig at Stephen Mandel

Stephen Mandel

Alberta’s NDP has apologized for a tweet mocking Stephen Mandel ahead of his announcement to run for the Alberta Party’s leadership spot. The tweet has since been deleted, but included an upside down photo of an article featuring Mandel, mocking the politician’s upside down-themed campaign.   Today. #dreambigAB — Stephen Mandel (@SMandel_AB) January 10, 2018 The NDP used an article where Mandel, a health minister at the time, discussed putting funding for a cancer treatment centre on hold. Mandel’s daughter died of cancer recently.   We apologize for ourRead More

Option Solidaire? Party merger could be voted on Saturday

Two of Quebec’s dark horse political parties could be headed for a major shakeup on Saturday. Debates about a variety of issues will take place at Quebec Solidaire’s convention in Longueuil, but the biggest is a potential merger with Option Nationale. QS co-spokesperson Manon Masse acknowledged that discussions will be heated, but said the party is “ready” for the debate. Discussions over the potential merger with Sol Zanetti’s party concluded in October. Manon’s colleague Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois was among the architects of the deal. He called the deal “good for theRead More

Quebec City woman arrested on animal cruelty, bestiality charges

La Presse Canadienne Published Friday, December 1, 2017 7:47AM EST Last Updated Friday, December 1, 2017 7:48AM EST A Quebec City woman in her 20s is facing animal cruelty and bestiality charges. She was arrested on Thursday night in a Quebec City housing unit after people called police to the attention of images posted to social media that allegedly appeared to show animal cruelty. Police believe there was a sexual act involving a human and an animal. The woman was released on a promise to appear in court at aRead More

Trump’s far-right retweets spark calls for axing of U.K. visit

Jill Lawless, The Associated Press Published Wednesday, November 29, 2017 12:07PM EST Last Updated Wednesday, November 29, 2017 12:21PM EST LONDON — Outraged British opposition politicians demanded Wednesday that the government revoke an invitation to U.S. President Donald Trump after he retweeted videos posted by a leader of far-right group Britain First. The tiny extremist group, meanwhile, appeared delighted at the publicity boost from a leader with almost 44 million Twitter followers. Trump retweeted three videos from the account of deputy Britain First leader Jayda Fransen, purporting to show violenceRead More

Work-at-home trend stays static as daily commutes get longer across Canada | CTV News

Kevin Bissett, The Canadian Press Published Wednesday, November 29, 2017 8:54AM EST Last Updated Wednesday, November 29, 2017 8:55AM EST FREDERICTON — More members of the workforce are cramming the country’s buses, subways and highways each day, adding precious minutes to the daily commute, Statistics Canada reported Wednesday in its sixth and final batch of numbers from the 2016 census. The number of commuters is larger than ever, the agency said — 15.9 million in 2016, a 30 per cent increase since 1996 — with a 59.5 per cent increaseRead More

Australian police arrest suspect in New Year’s Eve terror plot

MELBOURNE, Australia — Australian detectives arrested a man on allegations that he was planning a New Year’s Eve terrorist attack in the city of Melbourne, police said on Tuesday. A team of state and federal police and intelligence agents arrested the 20-year-old man in Australia’s second largest city Monday afternoon, a state police statement said. “It will be alleged the man arrested was involved in undertaking preparations for planning a terrorist act in Melbourne on New Year’s Eve this year,” the statement said. It gave no details about what sortRead More

Nuclear waste bunker decision not about ‘money or beads and trinkets’

TORONTO — Indigenous people in the shadow of one of the world’s largest nuclear reactors are adamant their values will underpin their decision on whether to approve a proposed multibillion-dollar storage bunker for radioactive waste — a process that could take at least another year to play out. Armed with commitments from both the Canadian government and proponents of the Deep Geologic Repository to await their buy-in, the Saugeen Ojibway Nation say they will take their time to reach an informed opinion on a project already more than a decadeRead More

Ottawa mother finds needles in new jacket from Sears

An Ottawa mother says her 12-year-old daughter’s new winter coat from Sears came with a little more than what was advertised. Nathalie Major tells Newstalk 580 CFRA she bought the coat at the Sears at the St. Laurent Shopping Centre Wednesday evening. When her daughter put it on Thursday morning before school, Major says she found two white, plastic hypodermic needles in the pocket. The orange caps were still on, and the girl wasn’t hurt. “I was in complete shock,” Major says. “I had no idea what to expect, soRead More