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City of Saskatoon projecting property tax hike of more than four per cent

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Early numbers for next year’s city budget project Saskatoon residents could see a property tax hike between four and 4.5 per cent, despite increased revenue projections of $11.2 million. Mayor Charlie Clark cautioned on Tuesday the numbers are very preliminary and will be refined and possibly changed over the next several months. “We were not approving that today,” Clark said during a governance and priorities meeting at city hall. A report from civic administration says expenses for the city in 2019 are expected to rise by $18.6 million, a 3.8Read More

Kovac and Frankfurt stun Bayern 3-1 to win German Cup final

Frankfurt win cup

By Ciaran Fahey, The Associated Press Published Saturday, May 19, 2018 8:19PM EDT BERLIN — Niko Kovac stunned his future employer by leading Eintracht Frankfurt to a 3-1 win over Bayern Munich in the German Cup final on Saturday. The Frankfurt coach, who has agreed to take over from the retiring Jupp Heynckes in Munich next season, oversaw a committed performance from his side crowned by two goals from the impressive Ante Rebic. The Croatian striker scored early and late to cancel out Robert Lewandowski’s equalizer for Bayern. Bayern mightRead More

Charges expected after truck slams into back of school bus in P.E.I.

The RCMP are investigating after a pickup truck slammed into the back of a school bus carrying 26 children in Central Bedeque, P.E.I. Police say the collision happened on Route 171 around 3:20 p.m. Thursday. Police say the school bus had stopped to allow children to exit the vehicle when it was struck from behind by the truck. No one was injured in the collision. Police say the incident is under investigation, but charges under the Highway Traffic Act are expected to be laid against the driver of the truck.Read More

As Hawaii erupts, scientists eye B.C.'s volcanoes

As Hawaii erupts, scientists eye B.C.'s volcanoes

As lava destroy homes in Hawaii, B.C. scientists say they’re keen on developing better technology to monitor volcanoes in our own backyard. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

Woman hit by truck in South End dies in hospital

Pedestrian struck by vehicle

Ottawa Police say the 63-year-old woman hit by a truck yesterday afternoon in the South End has died. The collision happened at the intersection of Cedar Creek Drive and Findlay Creek Drive at 1:20 p.m. The woman suffered serious injuries to her legs, pelvis and chest and was transferred to hospital, where she later succumbed to her injuries. Police sent out a reminder to the public today to make safety the priority, after they responded to five collisions with injuries yesterday afternoon alone. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and storiesRead More

Woman found dead at roadside IDed; death considered suspicious

OPP cruisers in Vanastra, Ont.

A woman found dead at the side of a road in Huron County had been reported missing a few hours earlier, police say. The woman’s body was found Wednesday morning on Front Road near Vanastra, south of Clinton. She was identified Thursday as Laura Wigelsworth, a 27-year-old Vanastra resident. Huron County OPP say she had been reported missing Wednesday night, after failing to return home from an evening walk. Wigelsworth’s death is being treated as suspicious. Police hoped a post-mortem examination, which was expected to take place Friday, would helpRead More

University of Cincinnati revokes Cosby’s honorary degree

Bill Cosby at Temple University

The Associated Press Published Tuesday, May 8, 2018 11:19AM EDT Last Updated Tuesday, May 8, 2018 11:36AM EDT CINCINNATI — University of Cincinnati trustees have revoked Bill Cosby’s honorary degree. The trustees on Tuesday unanimously approved revoking Cosby’s 2001 honorary doctor of humane letters degree. The trustees say they “abhor sexual violence” and university President Neville Pinto echoed that in a statement expressing support for survivors of sexual assault. The school joins at least two dozen others that rescinded honours for the comedian before or after his sexual assault conviction.Read More

One person dead in Smiths Falls apartment fire

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One person is dead after an overnight fire at a Smiths Falls apartment building. Smiths Falls police say emergency crews were called to 80-82 Victoria Ave. just after 1:30 a.m. Monday morning. The fire was contained to a unit on the third floor. It’s not clear if the victim lived in that unit. No one else was injured. Residents of all six apartments in the building are displaced. Police aren’t releasing many details because of the nature of the fire. They say it’s not clear whether the fire was startedRead More

Zimmerman charged with stalking Trayvon Martin film investigator

George Zimmerman

SANFORD, Fla. — Authorities say George Zimmerman threatened a private investigator working for a documentary filmmaker. Court records show Zimmerman was issued a summons for a May 30 arraignment on a charge of misdemeanour stalking. A sheriff’s report says the investigator contacted Zimmerman in September on behalf of Michael Gasparro, who is making a documentary on Trayvon Martin. The series is being produced by rapper Jay-Z. Court records show the private investigator received 55 phone calls, 67 text messages, 36 voicemails and 27 emails from Zimmerman in December. The recordsRead More

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