top stories today


Major expansion planned for Westhills Stadium

Major expansion planned for Westhills Stadium

The city has released the blueprint on the plan to expand Westhills Stadium to 8,000 seats – and it could help land some big sporting events Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

Matthews scores, then leaves with injury in 4-3 shootout win against Islanders

Toronto Maple Leafs' Auston Matthews

Dhiren Mahiban, The Canadian Press Published Thursday, February 22, 2018 10:47PM EST TORONTO – Tyler Bozak scored the shootout winner as the Toronto Maple Leafs edged the New York Islanders 4-3 at Air Canada Centre on Thursday night. Auston Matthews tipped a Jake Gardiner shot to tie it 3-3 with 3:29 remaining in the third, but later left the game favouring his right side after taking a hit from Cal Clutterbuck and not return. The 20-year-old missed six games in December with a concussion and another four games with anRead More

This $4M home is the first in Calgary to be sold at auction

This $4M home is the first in Calgary to be sold at auction

A detached family home in Calgary, that has sat on the market for more than two years, will be the first in the city to be put up for auction. The 4,600 square-foot home in the Collingwood neighbourhood, a 15-minute drive from the downtown core, is listed at $3.88 million. Mark Evernden with Engel & Völkers Real Estate hopes bespoke features like a Guinness-themed bar, gourmet kitchen, climate-controlled wine cellar, and mountain views will attract international bids. “The house is set up for entertaining with the openness of it,” heRead More

Fourth snow removal operation of winter to begin Sunday night

Snow banks Montreal

Montreal’s last major snow removal operation wasn’t even done and now it needs a new one. After Saturday’s snowfall, which left over 30 centimetres of powder on the city, the city will begin clearing the snow at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday. According to a statement issued by City Hall, the operation will take at least five days to be complete. Jean-Francois Parenteau, the city’s manager for citizen services, urged Montrealers to be cautious around snow removal machinery. “We are also asking motorists to respect the parking bans that will beRead More

Red Deer RCMP look for public assistance to ID suspects in criminal harassment file

Red Deer harassment

Red Deer RCMP are looking for assistance in identifying a man and woman who for the last three years have been anonymously mailing offensive material of a sexual nature to a Red Deer man. The suspects were captured on surveillance cameras mailing the offensive material from a Red Deer grocery store post office on December 8, and RCMP believe they may have mailed similar material to other targets this year, as well. The victim does not recognize either suspect, and isn’t aware of any reason why he has been targeted.Read More

Canada’s top soldier talks North Korea, ISIS and military suicides in year-end interview

It’s been a busy year for Canada’s military. North Korea conducted 23 missile tests this year, three of which were inter-continental ballistic missiles that the rogue nation claims have the ability to strike anywhere in North America. In Iraq, political turmoil has forced Canadian Special Operation Forces soldiers to halt their “advise-and-assist” co-operation with Kurdish and Iraqi soldiers. Dozens of service members found guilty of sexual misconduct were forced out of the military. All the while, the Canadian Forces have been working to reduce the rate of military suicide, aRead More

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

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle make first official joint tour

LONDON – Prince Harry and his fiancee, Meghan Markle, are taking part in their first official visit together, choosing to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS with a visit to a youth project in Nottingham. The trip to central England is the first official engagement for Harry and the American actress since they announced earlier this week that they would wed. They plan to tour Britain in the next six months to give Markle an opportunity to learn about the country. The prince has long championed AIDS charities, following in the footstepsRead More

RCMP investigating assault at Sherwood Park pub

Police east of Edmonton are trying to identify the suspect in an assault at a pub that left a man in his 60s unconscious. Strathcona County RCMP said on Friday, October 20, at about 9:17 p.m., a 61-year-old man was assaulted in the washroom at Caffrey’s Pub, located on Wye Road, in Sherwood Park. Police said the man was in the washroom when another man entered, attacked him, and left the washroom. The victim was later found unconscious on the floor. The suspect left the pub immediately. RCMP said theRead 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