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Humans responsible for more than 400 B.C. wildfires so far this season

Humans responsible for more than 400 B.C. wildfires so far this season

VANCOUVER — Campfires, cigarettes, flares and car accidents are some of the ways humans have likely started more than 400 wildfires in British Columbia this season. As wildfires blaze across the province, the B.C. Wildfire Service says many of them have been avoidable. Despite efforts to spread the word about fire bans and other restrictions, fire information officer Ryan Turcot says many people still aren’t getting the message. “It’s important to note that every time we run into a human-caused wildfire, that’s a wildfire that didn’t have to happen,” TurcotRead More


Estrada struggles as Jays lose to Philly 8-3; Morales sets Toronto homer record

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TORONTO — Hampered by a back injury, Marco Estrada struggled through his start on Sunday. Estrada (7-10) surrendered five earned runs on seven hits and walked four over parts of just three innings as the Toronto Blue Jays fell 8-3 to the Philadelphia Phillies. “I just wasn’t making pitches, had no command of my fastball or changeup,” said Estrada. “Threw some OK curveballs, but for the most part, I just had no idea where the ball was going.” Estrada left his July 3 start against the Mets after just aRead More


Assault on Halifax bus driver leads to charges

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Halifax police have charged a man for an assault on a bus driver last Tuesday night.  Police say officers responded to the 5700 block of South Street for a report of a Halifax Transit bus driver who had been assaulted after he asked a passenger to pay the fare. “The suspect left prior to police arrival. The driver was treated by EHS at the scene for non-life-threatening injuries,” Halifax police said in a news release. The police released security camera stills of the suspect on Friday and later that day,Read More


Student sues female professor he says sexually harassed him

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Larry Neumeister, The Associated Press Published Thursday, August 16, 2018 8:56PM EDT NEW YORK — A former New York University graduate student has sued a prominent professor, alleging she turned his dream of working with a world-class scholar “into more than three years of continuous and unabated sexual harassment, sexual assault and stalking.” The lawsuit was filed by Nimrod Reitman in state Supreme Court in Manhattan on Wednesday against the university and professor Avital Ronell. It said NYU failed to take action after Reitman told a vice provost about theRead More


Man found dead in Prince Albert yard

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42-year-old Jordan Ballantyne was found dead in a yard near the intersection of 6th Avenue and 20th Street East in Prince Albert on Friday night. Police and EMS responded to the yard at 9:07 p.m. and pronounced Ballantyne dead on scene. The death is currently being investigating as suspicious. Anyone with information about Ballantyne’s death or other recent activities is being asked to call the Prince Albert Police Service or Crime Stoppers. 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″]Read More


Angus woman missing since June 21

Samantha McInnis

Barrie police are asking for the public’s help to locate a missing Angus woman. Samantha McInnis was last seen by her family and friends on Thursday, June 21.  Police believe the 27-year-old is in the Barrie area and say they are concerned for her well-being. She is described as being 5 feet tall with a thin build, brown hair and blue eyes.  Anyone with any information is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers. Barrie Police is seeking the public’s assistance in locating 27-year-old Samantha MCINNIS from Angus. Detectives haveRead More


Crews still fighting blaze near Hinton, wildfire hasn’t grown

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Zach Howe, CTV Edmonton Published Friday, June 29, 2018 1:55PM MDT Last Updated Friday, June 29, 2018 1:57PM MDT The Edson Forest Area wildfire hasn’t expanded according to AHS officials, but crews are still battling the blaze. Officials say that as of Wednesday night, the out-of-control fire is about 15 per cent contained at 1,137-hectares. The wildfire is approximately fifteen kilometres southeast of Hinton. There are 70 firefighters, seven helicopters and some heavy equipment who are continuing to fight the north side of the wildfire and air tankers will focusRead More


Senior attacked and robbed outside northeast casino, surveillance stills released

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The Calgary Police Service is asking for help from the public as investigators attempt to identify a woman who robbed an 88-year-old man in the parking lot of a northeast casino. At approximately 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 7, an 88-year-old man left Casino Calgary, in the 1400 block of Meridian Road N.E., and entered his car. Police say a woman approached the man’s vehicle and attempted to sell him some jewelry. The senior refused the offer and the woman allegedly reached into the car and attacked the man. AnRead More


Brampton man charged with murder of 28-year-old woman found dead in apartment

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Police have made an arrest in the murder of a 28-year-old woman who was found dead inside her West Queen West apartment earlier this week. Victoria Selby-Readman was found suffering from obvious signs of trauma inside the fifth-floor apartment that she rented at a building on Richmond Street near Niagara Street on Tuesday evening. In a news release issued on Sunday, police said that they have now arrested a 41-year-old man in connection with her death. Police say the suspect met the accused through social media websites.They say that investigatorsRead More


Police search for three males, vehicle in shooting case

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London police have now released descriptions of three suspects wanted after a shooting in the northeast corner of the city. The shooting in a condo complex in the Huron Heights neighbourhood left one person in hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Police were called to the area round 10 p.m. near Huron Street and Sandford Street. They found one person suffering from a gunshot wound. Police say three males fled the scene in a bluish-silver four-door vehicle, believed to be a Honda.  They are described as: 1) Black, tall, in hisRead More