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ABC News reporter suspended for ‘serious error’ on Flynn report

Jocelyn Noveck, The Associated Press Published Saturday, December 2, 2017 8:30PM EST Last Updated Saturday, December 2, 2017 9:50PM EST NEW YORK — ABC News on Saturday suspended investigative reporter Brian Ross for four weeks without pay for his erroneous report on Michael Flynn, which it called a “serious error.” Ross, citing an unnamed confidant of Flynn, the former national security adviser, had reported Friday that during the presidential campaign, then-candidate Donald Trump had directed Flynn to make contact with the Russians. That would have been an explosive development inRead More

Some Christmas tree sellers paying more for trees

Buying a real Christmas tree could you set you back a few dollars extra this year.      Some sellers have noticed a small spike in prices from their suppliers. And that could make it tougher for some tree lots to turn a profit. Ray Dubois of Ron Paul Garden Centre said his most popular tree, the 6 to 7 foot Balsam Fir, has gone up $2 this year at his store. “They should of gone up more, but I can’t do it,” said Dubois.  The 67th Winnipeg Scout Group calculated eachRead More

Senior knocked unconscious following road rage attack northeast of Airdrie

Members of the Airdrie RCMP detachment are asking for help from the public with identifying the driver of a pickup truck following a Tuesday afternoon road rage incident that left an elderly man unconscious. According to RCMP, an elderly man was driving eastbound on Highway 72, between the QEII Highway and Beiseker, at approximately 5:00 p.m. when his vehicle was overtaken by a newer model Chevrolet Silverado 1500 pickup truck. After passing the vehicle, the driver of the pickup allegedly performed a number of brake checks and continued to driveRead More

Mother threw infant at father’s feet, cracks skull during fight: police

NEW ORLEANS – Authorities say a Louisiana mother threw her infant son at his father’s feet, fracturing the baby’s skull. Times-Picayune reports the infant’s father said he had been arguing with 24-year-old Heidy Rios, of Terrytown, when she threw the 3-week-old baby at his feet and uttered an expletive, telling him to “take” his son. The father took the child to a New Orleans hospital on Thursday, and doctors determined the infant had fractured his right temporal bone. Authorities say the injuries aren’t life-threatening. Rios initially told investigators sheRead More

Union concerned about safety and mental health of correctional officers

The president of the Prairies Region Union of Canadian Correctional Officers says more than a third of its members at Saskatoon’s Regional Psychiatric Centre are on leave. James Bloomfield says 55 of the 130 correctional officers at the facility are off work for stress, medical reasons or workplace injuries. He also says the number of assaults on officers has increased since August, when Correctional Service Canada changed its segregation policy so inmates with a serious mental illness cannot be placed in segregation. According to the CSC website, the changes includeRead More

One seriously injured after plane crash in Caledon

One person has been seriously injured after a plane crash in Caledon. According to the OPP, a four-seater Cessna was attempting to land at the Brampton Flight Centre when the plane struck a tree and crashed on McLaughlin Road. Four people were taken to hospital. One person suffered serious injuries, while the other three were transported as a precaution. McLaughlin is expected to be closed between King Street and Old School Road for about two hours, while crews remove the plane. The Transportation Safety Board is investigating.  Source link #canadiannewsRead More

Offers of help pour in after vandals smash up tiny N.B. church Staff Published Monday, November 27, 2017 6:01PM EST Last Updated Monday, November 27, 2017 6:25PM EST Just a month before Christmas, vandals have attacked a tiny New Brunswick church, breaking windows, damaging furniture and trampling on bread meant for communion. They even smashed its piano. Minister David Haddon says the damage to his church in St. George, N.B., has left many people feeling “a little bit riled up,” but he is choosing to focus on the good that he believes might come out of the heartbreak. Some good hasRead More

#BeccaToldMeTo: New setback for young cancer patient who sparked kindness campaign

A New Brunswick teenager who inspired acts of kindness all over the world had another setback in her fight with terminal cancer. Rebecca Schofield, who started the social media campaign #BeccaToldMeTo aimed at encouraging random acts of kindness across the globe, has been diagnosed with another tumour, this time at the back of her skull, according to her mother. Anne Schofield wrote in a Facebook group dedicated to her daughter’s battle with the disease that doctors found the new tumour during an MRI and the two existing tumours have “grownRead More

Manitoba mayor dies on holiday with family in Florida

The Canadian Press Published Saturday, November 25, 2017 9:16PM EST Last Updated Saturday, November 25, 2017 10:27PM EST DAUPHIN, Man. — A Manitoba mayor has died while on vacation with his family in Florida. A statement on the City of Dauphin website says Eric Irwin died Friday. It says the cause of his death is unknown at this time. The statement says city administration, in consultation the provincial government, will meet in the coming week to develop a plan going forward. Irwin was also president of the Dauphin Countryfest musicRead More

Arson cause of fire that destroyed MacTier’s only restaurant

Nearly five months after MacTier’s only restaurant was destroyed by fire, investigators have determined the cause to be arson. At around 8:30 p.m. on June 17, flames ripped through the Cottage Country Family Diner on Front Street. The fire caused more than $500,000 in damage. The OPP and the Ontario Fire Marshal’s Office are now treating the fire as suspicious. They’re hoping to speak with anyone who may have information. The Cottage Country Family Diner has been a staple in the community for decades. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews andRead More