top stories of the day in the news

 
 

Influenza virus claims first Edmonton patient in 2017, cases triple since last year

This year’s influenza virus has claimed its first patient in Edmonton, according to Alberta Health Services. Edmonton has seen 167 cases of influenza in 2017. Alberta as a whole has had 1,147 – a large increase compared to 2016’s 374. An infectious disease specialist says this year’s vaccine is not getting the job done. “They did observe in Australia that the vaccine didn’t work very well,” Dr. Neil Rau said. “It protected only 10 per cent of people and that’s even worse than the usual rate of protection, which isRead More


Nine-year-old child struck and killed by bus

A BC Transit bus hit the child in Abbotsford on Friday morning when a crossing guard wasn’t present. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines


North Bay Easter Seals celebrity hockey tournament

CTV Northern Ontario’s Joey Slattery: Former NHL stars hit the ice in North Bay to raise money for families of children with disabilities. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines


Charges stayed in ‘Surrey Six’ slayings, judge seals reasons for decision

Laura Kane, The Canadian Press Published Friday, December 1, 2017 5:43PM EST Last Updated Friday, December 1, 2017 7:43PM EST VANCOUVER — A trial stemming from the murders of six people in British Columbia has fallen apart after a judge stayed charges against a man Friday, referencing misplaced evidence, the testimony of a confidential informer and the fair trial rights of the accused in her decision. Jamie Bacon was accused of the first-degree murder of 21-year-old Corey Lal, one of six people murdered in a highrise apartment in October 2007Read 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


The silence after the blast: How the Halifax Explosion was nearly forgotten

Brett Bundale, THE CANADIAN PRESS Published Thursday, November 30, 2017 11:45AM AST HALIFAX — A boy presses his small face up to a cold window pane. It’s an early winter morning, and two ships in Halifax harbour are exchanging a cacophony of horn blasts. Vessels use these loud whistles as they pass, the boy’s mom explains. But today, Dec. 6, 1917, they do not pass. The Norwegian relief vessel, the SS Imo, collides with a French munitions ship laden with explosives, the SS Mont Blanc. For 19-1/2 minutes, a dazzlingRead More


amherstburg tax municipal | CTV Windsor News

Taxpayers in Amherstburg will see an increase, in 2018, Angelo Aversa/CTV News Published Wednesday, November 29, 2017 9:54PM EST Last Updated Wednesday, November 29, 2017 10:02PM EST Taxes are going up in Amherstburg, but not by as much as previously suspected. The town treasurer reports the municipal tax rate is forecasted at 1.69 percent, following the town’s two day 2018 budget meeting. That’s a little over $54 a year, on a home assessed at $200,000. The proposed rate hike was at two per cent. The lower rate comes as aRead More


‘He saw two coyotes running away’: Family issues warning after pet dog killed

A Winnipeg family is warning pet owners about coyotes. Kathy Mathae says two coyotes attacked and killed her Spanish mix dog Spencer. It happened Tuesday morning in Transcona near Peguis Street and Almey Avenue. Mathae said she let Spencer outside in the yard to do his business as usual. But this time, she didn’t hook him up to his rope. The backyard is not fenced. When Mathae called out for Spencer, he didn’t come back, so she had her husband take a look. “He saw two coyotes running away soRead More


Eye tattooing, eye jewelry implants to be banned in Ontario

Eyeball tattooing and implanting eye jewelry will soon be banned in Ontario after health professionals urged action to prevent the dangerous procedures. The provincial government has amended a health-care bill before the legislature — Bill 160 — to include banning eyeball tattooing, unless performed by a member of a regulated health profession, as well as barring the implantation of eye jewelry under the conjunctiva. Medical professionals recently asked a legislative committee to ban the practices as they continue to increase in popularity, saying it’s difficult to engage in the proceduresRead More


PM Trudeau apologizes for LGBTQ discrimination by federal agencies

The Canadian Press Published Tuesday, November 28, 2017 3:00PM EST Last Updated Tuesday, November 28, 2017 4:26PM EST OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is apologizing on behalf of the federal government for perpetrating decades of discrimination against members of the LGBTQ community.     “This is the devastating story of people who were branded criminals by the government — people who lost their livelihoods, and in some cases, their lives,” Trudeau said. “These aren’t distant practices of governments long forgotten. This happened systematically, in Canada, with a timeline moreRead More