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Dolores O’Riordan found second home in Ontario, called herself ‘half a Canuck’

Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan dead at 46

By David Friend, The Canadian Press Published Monday, January 15, 2018 5:36PM EST Dolores O’Riordan, the defiant voice of Irish rock band the Cranberries who died Monday at 46, found a certain solace in her second home — a remote town in Ontario. When she wasn’t performing rock anthems like “Zombie,” “Linger” and “Dreams” before audiences of thousands, O’Riordan was often at her cottage north of Peterborough, Ont., about 90 minutes northeast of Toronto. It was there she escaped from her sometimes relentless global fame and lived for years withRead More


Prairie Game Expo in Regina

Prairie Game Expo in Regina

Board game enthusiasts met in Regina to create, test and play at the Prairie Game Expo on Saturday. The event brings together people with a passion for the less digitally based hobby. Organizers say role playing and miniature games have become more popular in the last decade, and the expo enables those types of interest groups to come together and have a good interactive time. “What’s good about getting together as a larger community is one meeting more people, getting exposed to new types of games that you might notRead More


Rains drench Atlantic Canada, leading to flooding, outages and homes evacuated

Rain storm

HALIFAX — Much of Atlantic Canada is being pummelled with heavy winds and a downpour on Saturday, leaving more than 20,000 Maritimers without power and leading some people in southwest New Brunswick to evacuate their homes. Environment Canada says a low-pressure system will slowly track across the East Coast today, bringing up to 50 millimetres of rainfall to parts of southwestern Nova Scotia and Newfoundland’s south coast. The weather agency says the frozen ground has a reduced ability to absorb the deluge, which, combined with unseasonably mild temperatures in partsRead More


Two arrested after afternoon SWAT call

Police

CTV Regina Published Friday, January 12, 2018 5:09PM CST Last Updated Friday, January 12, 2018 5:16PM CST Two people were taken into custody after a SWAT call in the Lakeridge area on Friday. Police say officers were called to a home on Nicurity Drive earlier in the afternoon. By 4:30 p.m., police were able to take two people safely into custody. Police officers remained at the scene to clear the house. The area should be cleared shortly. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA TodayRead More


S. Korea proposes meeting with N. Korea to discuss Olympics

Korea tensions

Youkyung Lee, The Associated Press Published Friday, January 12, 2018 7:43AM EST Last Updated Friday, January 12, 2018 7:59AM EST SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — South Korea said Friday it has proposed a meeting with North Korea next week to discuss details of its participation in next month’s Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in the South. The South’s Unification Ministry said it suggested holding the meeting on Monday at the border village of Panmunjom with a delegation of three South Korean officials. Earlier this week, the two Koreas held their first talksRead More


SIU investigating after man injured following interaction with Niagara police

siu

The Canadian Press Published Thursday, January 11, 2018 8:34AM EST Last Updated Thursday, January 11, 2018 8:46AM EST ST. CATHARINES, Ont. – The province’s police watchdog says it is investigating after a 34-year-old man in St. Catharines, Ont., was seriously injured during an altercation with officers. The Special Investigations Unit says the altercation happened with Niagara regional police officers at a residence in the city Wednesday morning. In a news release Thursday, the SIU says the man was taken into custody and then transported to hospital where he was diagnosedRead More


Three houses hit in Manor Park shooting

Ottawa Police

Ottawa Police are investigating after shots were fired on Claremont Drive, just off of St. Laurent Boulevard, Wednesday evening. Police say three houses in the 30 block were struck just after 7:00 pm. Two of them were occupied at the time, but no one was injured. Police haven’t made any arrests. This is the fifth shooting investigation in Ottawa so far this year. It comes just one day after a a fatal shooting in Ottawa’s south end, which was the city’s first homicide of 2018. Claremont Drive was the siteRead More


E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce appears to be over, agency says

Romaine lettuce

Peter Cameron, The Canadian Press Published Wednesday, January 10, 2018 10:30PM AST The Public Health Agency of Canada says a deadly E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce appears to be over. The agency says as of Wednesday there have been 42 cases of E. coli illness reported in five provinces — eight in Ontario, 15 in Quebec, five in New Brunswick, one in Nova Scotia and 13 in Newfoundland and Labrador. Seventeen people were hospitalized and one person died. It says there have been no reports on the onsetRead More


No charges after Toronto police Tasered psychiatric patient multiple times: SIU

SIU file photo

TORONTO — Ontario’s police watchdog says no charges are warranted after a psychiatric patient at a downtown Toronto hospital suffered a broken hip when Tasered multiple times by police officers. The Special Investigations Unit said in a release Tuesday that the hospital made a 911 call for assistance with a patient on Sept. 24, 2016, and the man was subdued by a conducted energy weapon and then sedated by hospital staff. Late on Sept. 27, police again responded to a 911 call regarding the same patient in the psychiatric intensiveRead More


54th annual Christmas Daddies Telethon raises over $446,000

CTV Atlantic Published Saturday, December 2, 2017 6:29PM AST Last Updated Saturday, December 2, 2017 7:29PM AST It’s a CTV tradition that’s been helping Maritime children and families in need, dating back to 1964. More than $446,000 was raised for the 54th annual Christmas Daddies Telethon on Saturday. Every year the telethon brings in thousands of dollars to support families across the region during the Christmas season. CTV retiree, Jim Hill Junior says he remembers the first year for Christmas Daddies when his father – one of the founders –Read More