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Wreckage of plane found in Lac Ste. Anne County

WESTLOCK PLANE CRASH SCENE

The search for a missing pilot has ended with the discovery of his Cessna 172 in a wooded area northwest of Edmonton. The wreckage of a small plane was discovered on Thursday afternoon in Lac Ste. Anne County, south of Oldman Lake. Search and rescue crews found the crash site, after reviewing radar logs from a nearby airport, and notified RCMP in Mayerthorpe. Police say the aircraft was extensively damaged and a body was discovered at the scene. Scott Schneider’s sister, Stephaine Bruntz, tells CTV News the body found isRead More


Barrie`s unemployment rate remains among the highest in Canada: Statistics Canada

Barrie`s unemployment rate remains among the highest in Canada: Statistics Canada

Barrie had the fourth highest unemployment rate among Canadian cities in July. The latest numbers released by Statistics Canada showed the jobless rate in July was  7.0 per cent, up from 6.9 per cent in the previous month. Tyler Colatosti has been looking for plumber work for almost two years now. “They’re looking  for two or three years’ experience and not guys who just got out of school. How are you supposed to get experience if you can’t find work,” said Colatosti. Barrie only trails St. John’s (9.0), Calgary (7.9) Read More


United Nations report: Up to 30,000 Islamic State members in Iraq, Syria

ISIS flag

CAMEROON, Cameroon — A new U.N. report says the Islamic State extremist group has an estimated 20,000 to 30,000 members equally distributed between Syria and Iraq and its global network poses a rising threat — as does al-Qaida’s global network. The experts’ report to the U.N. Security Council circulated Monday says it’s likely that a reduced “covert version” of the IS core will survive in Syria and Iraq, with “significant” affiliated supporters in Afghanistan, Libya, Southeast Asia and West Africa. The experts said al-Qaida’s global network “continues to show resilience”Read More


Ontario adding $100M to battle forest fires across province

Ontario forest fire

TORONTO — The Ontario government is adding $100 million to funds available to fight forest fires in the province. The Progressive Conservative government made the announcement on Wednesday and says the money is on top of base funding of almost $70 million to battle the blazes. Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources says there are 116 active fires, including 73 in the northwest region and 43 across the northeast. That compared to 120 active fires on Tuesday afternoon. The ministry says the largest fire in the northeast, known as “North BayRead More


Saskatoon police officers plead not guilty to assault, trial dates set

Saskatoon provincial court

Trial dates have been set for two Saskatoon police officers charged with assault. Cst. Cailin Link and Cst. Angela McEwen (formerly McDade) were not present in Saskatoon Provincial Court Wednesday morning, but defence lawyer Brad Mitchell entered not guilty pleas on their behalf. Link and McEwen were charged with assault in May after consultation with Crown prosecutors and an investigation overseen by the Saskatchewan Public Complaints Commission. The charges come from an alleged assault that happened in November 2017 when the two officers pulled a man over during a trafficRead More


N.B. RCMP investigating after shots fired at truck in Riverside-Albert

CTV Atlantic Published Friday, July 27, 2018 11:50AM ADT Last Updated Friday, July 27, 2018 11:53AM ADT The RCMP is investigating after shots were fired at a pickup truck in Riverside-Albert, N.B. Police say the truck was parked outside a home on King Street at the time of the incident. They believe the shots were fired sometime between 2:45 a.m. and 3 a.m. on July 18. No one was injured but the truck sustained some damage. Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect, or suspects, responsibleRead More


Wettlaufer inquiry commissioner says ‘gap’ existed between nursing watchdog, care home

Wettlaufer

A communications “gap” existed between Ontario’s nursing watchdog and the care home where Elizabeth Wettlaufer killed several residents, the commissioner of a public inquiry said Wednesday as the two sides discussed why an investigation was never conducted into allegations the nurse was abusive to patients. Wettlaufer, 51, has confessed to murdering eight patients — and attempting to kill several more — over the course of nearly a decade by injecting them with overdoses of insulin at care homes and private residences across the province. She was disciplined several times byRead More


Memorial site: Alberta apologizes to families for cleaning up plane wreckage

Alberta Legislature

WHITECOURT, Alta. — The province of Alberta is apologizing to the families of three people killed in a plane crash almost 65 years ago after cleaning up the wreckage without warning. A memorial site near Whitecourt, Alta., included the debris of the small plane that went down on Nov. 22, 1953. The wreckage was cleaned up by Alberta Environment and Parks last fall. Department spokesman Matt Dykstra says there was a protective notation on a nearby memorial for those killed in the crash, but it didn’t include the wreckage. HeRead More


Baby Donald blimp flies over London amid protest

Baby Donald blimp flies over London amid protest

The Associated Press Published Friday, July 13, 2018 7:56AM EDT Last Updated Friday, July 13, 2018 8:12AM EDT Hundreds of people in London have crowded under a balloon depicting Donald Trump as a screaming baby as protests across the U.K. accompanying the U.S. president’s arrival got underway. Some 16 balloon minders in yellow vests identifying themselves as “babysitters” minded lead lines to the 6-metre (20-foot) inflatable as the curious gawked and took pictures. Dominique Blum, 31, and Mia Parker, 50, from Pensacola Florida, were overjoyed with the spectacle. Parker saysRead More


City faces $425K in external fees for lawsuit over Downtown police HQ project

Winnipeg police headquarters

The city is facing another cost overrun related to the Downtown Police Headquarters project. A new report says in order to sue over deficiencies with the building, the city’s legal department needs an over expenditure of $270,000. If approved the city wants to hire law firm Marr Finlayson Pollock. The report estimates all external legal fees could total up to $425,000. Mayor Brian Bowman says he supports the move, saying this term of council has had to clean up the mess from the scandal-plagued project. The city filed a statementRead More