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Break is over for crews and businesses along 17 Avenue S.W.

Construction along 17 Avenue SW

After enjoying a two-month-long hiatus over the summer, businesses along 17 Avenue S.W. will again need to deal with the headache of construction crews starting next week. Beginning September 4, crews will again be out working on the next phase of the project , commencing with the closure of College Lane to 8 Street S.W., including the intersection of 7 Street and 17 Avenue S.W. No impact is expected on College Lane during that phase. That closure is expected to remain in place throughout the month and will be followedRead More


Staff concerned over air quality at Penetanguishene hospital

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The Penetanguishene site of Georgian Bay General Hospital has had to undergo some air quality testing after staff at the location raised some concerns. A third-party engineering firm was hired to investigate. “They found some things like dust, mold, the use of bleach and a buildup of that in the air,” said Gail Hunt, GBGH’s President and CEO.  The air quality analysis showed no immediate concern for the health and safety of patients or workers. Hospital officials implemented a few new measures to improve the quality based on the report.Read More


More than 3 million litres of sewage flows into river from Wolseley treatment plan

More than 3 million litres of sewage flows into river from Wolseley treatment plan

More than three million litres of diluted sewage flowed into the Assiniboine River Sunday night due to a power failure during a rainfall, according to the City of Winnipeg.  It happened at the Aubrey Lift Station on Palmerston Avenue, with the overflow running from just after 11 p.m. until nearly 3 a.m. the next day.  A city spokesperson said that location was offline for two hours, writing:  “Typically, sewer system storage has capacity for two hours of flow storage during dry weather, to provide time for operational maintenance/response. However, theRead More


With kids back in school, EMSB parents still being charged hidden fees

With kids back in school, EMSB parents still being charged hidden fees

Back to school means arranging carpools and after-school activities for some parents, but for others whose children attend English Montreal School Board facilities, it also means hidden fees. Earlier this year, 16 of Quebec’s school boards were ordered to pay back $150 million to parents after a class-action lawsuit alleged that fees violated the Education Act, which states that public elementary and high school in the province must be free. The court ordered the boards to pay parents back $28 per student, per year they were enrolled. But on Tuesday,Read More


Two men accused of robbery in Newmarket wanted by police

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Police are searching for a wanted man and another suspect in connection with a robbery and assault in Newmarket. Officers were called to Kingsmere Avenue and Ivesbridge Boulevard on Thursday just before 4 p.m. after an 18-year-old man was approached by two men on bicycles. According to police, the suspects wanted his backpack and when the victim refused and tried to run they followed him.  Police say one of the men pulled out a knife and cut the victim’s hand and then cut his backpack off of him before fleeingRead More


Two men critically injured in stabbing at Sherway Gardens

Sherway stabbing

Chris Herhalt, CTV News Toronto Published Saturday, August 18, 2018 10:10PM EDT Last Updated Saturday, August 18, 2018 10:29PM EDT Two men are in life-threatening condition after they were stabbed outside Sherway Gardens Mall on Saturday night. Toronto police said they were called to an area near the mall, in the Queensway Avenue and The West Mall just before 10 p.m. for a report of a stabbing. They arrived with paramedics to find two men in life-threatening condition. A third victim, described by police as a 15-year-old boy, was laterRead More


Theft at Halifax tool library jeopardizes its future

Theft at Halifax tool library jeopardizes its future

A volunteer woodworking group in Halifax has been left reeling after a robbery over the weekend. Hands On Halifax is an open space in the city’s north end that makes power tools and woodworking equipment available to anyone on a drop-in basis. On Saturday, more than $1,000 worth of power tools were stolen from the workshop and owner David Clearwater isn’t sure if he can stay open. “It kind of cut us off at the knees because we really can’t afford to buy new tools, and move at the sameRead More


Confirmed cases of West Nile found in Saskatoon mosquitoes

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Mosquitoes caught in two traps within Saskatoon city limits have confirmed cases of West Nile Virus. The Saskatchewan Health Authority and the City of Saskatoon are cautioning residents to take care to help lower their chance of coming into contact with the virus. The greatest risk of infection, according to the health authority, is during dusk and dawn when Mosquitoes are most active. Those infected with the virus experience minimal symptoms, but in rare cases it will develop into West Nile virus neuroinvasive disease, which can lead to brain inflammationRead More


Saint John Police ask for public’s help in finding fugitive

Nico Soubliere

Police in Saint John are on the lookout for criminal who is unlawfully at large after leaving the Parrtown Community Correctional Centre on Wednesday. Nico Soubliere, 26, is serving a six-year, eight-month sentence after being convicted of manslaughter and assault causing bodily harm, the Saint John Police Force said in a news release. “Soubliere was wearing an electronic monitoring anklet and appears to have cut it off,” police said in the release. “(His) whereabouts are unknown.” There is a Canada-wide warrant for his arrest and his parole has been suspended.Read More


2 taken to hospital following single-vehicle crash in Woolwich

2 taken to hospital following single-vehicle crash in Woolwich

CTV Kitchener Published Friday, July 27, 2018 11:13PM EDT Last Updated Friday, July 27, 2018 11:43PM EDT Two people were taken to hospital with minor injuries following a crash in Woolwich on Friday night. The single-vehicle crash happened just before 10 p.m. on Bridge Street East between Hollinger Crescent and Ebycrest Road. Police said the car left the roadway and hit a hydro pole, landing in the ditch. There is no word yet on what caused the collision or if charges will be laid. The road will remain closed asRead More