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Vancouver park closed after damage from 4-20 event: board chairman

Vancouver park closed after damage from 4-20 event: board chairman

The Canadian Press Published Saturday, April 21, 2018 7:02PM EDT Last Updated Saturday, April 21, 2018 7:49PM EDT VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Parks Board says it has to close a popular park because of damage caused during an annual cannabis celebration, but pot advocates are disputing the blame. Parks Board chairman Stuart Mackinnon says staff will need about 10 weeks to repair the damage to Sunset Beach Park, which hosted about 40,000 people at the 4-20 celebration on Friday. He says although organizers made efforts to reduce damage this year,Read More


WISE Olympics

WISE Olympics

From CTV Northern Ontario’s Alana Everson: More than 120 girls in grades four to seven come together for the Women In Science and Engineeri Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines


Employers flock to Toronto job fair for people with autism

Albi Shani attends the Spectrum Works job fair

Albi Shani studied to be a health records clerk, but he’s struggled to find work in his chosen field. Instead, he’s been working part-time at a grocery store collecting shopping carts. But on Friday, Shani was feeling upbeat about his prospects, as he joined hundreds of other jobseekers at a job fair in Toronto created specifically for people with autism. “It’s great to meet employers and have a chance to get interviewed,” Shani told CTV’s John Vennavally-Rao. Autism is a common disorder, affecting about 1 in 66 children in Canada,Read More


SaskPower warns of potential scammers

SaskPower

SaskPower is warning customers about potential scammers. The Crown corporation says it has seen a significant increase in fraudulent activity in the province. According to SaskPower, scammers representing the Crown will call, email or even visit businesses threatening to turn off power unless customers give them payment on the spot. Some scammers also ask for money through untraceable cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. SaskPower says it doesn’t deal with overdue accounts this way. It also won’t ask for payment using cryptocurrencies. Anyone doubting the authenticity of a call, email or person claimingRead More


Eight-year sentence for Canadian convicted in Australian cocaine cruise ship case

Melina Roberge (left) and Isabelle Lagacé

The Associated Press Published Wednesday, April 18, 2018 6:46AM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, April 18, 2018 6:50AM EDT CANBERRA, Australia — An Australian court has sentenced a Canadian woman to eight years in prison for her part in an attempt to smuggle cocaine worth US$16 million into Sydney in luggage aboard a luxury cruise ship. Melina Roberge broke down in tears Wednesday when the Sydney court handed down the sentence, which includes a non-parole period of 4 years and 9 months in prison. Three Quebecers have pleaded guilty to smugglingRead More


Another big project in the works for Sudbury

Another big project in the works for Sudbury

From CTV Northern Ontario’s Callam Rodya: Should any part of the existing Sudbury arena be saved and incorporated in The Junction? Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines


Volunteer firefighter injured when floor collapses at Stittsville home

Volunteer firefighter injured when floor collapses at Stittsville home

CTV Ottawa Published Monday, April 16, 2018 4:27PM EDT Last Updated Monday, April 16, 2018 10:36PM EDT Two Ottawa firefighters were rushed to hospital Monday afternoon when a floor collapsed while they battled a fire in a Stittsville home. Fire crews were called to 24 Snowberry Way around 1:20 p.m. for reports of blaze that started in an electrical panel. Two volunteers firefighter went into the home to search for the origin on the fire when they fell through the main level floor to the basement. One of the firefightersRead More


Driver allegedly rams police cruiser while impaired

A 30-year-old Chatham woman is facing a dozen charges after allegedly attempting to evade police while driving impaired. Saturday morning Middlesex OPP responded to reports of an erratic driver on the 401. Witnesses told police the driver had fled the scene of a collision. The vehicle was located in London at a gas station at Exeter Road and Wellington Road. Once officers were spotted the driver reversed the car and crashed into a gas pump, according to police. Police then say she fled the scene and headed to a commercialRead More


‘Our interests need to be heard’: Indigenous leaders want to be part of Trans Mountain talks

'Our interests need to be heard': Indigenous leaders want to be part of Trans Mountain talks

While they might have polar opposite views on Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, two prominent First Nations leaders can at least agree on one thing: Indigenous voices are not being sought or heard in talks about the controversial project’s future. “Without question, it represents a very stark contradiction to the commitments made by Prime Minister Trudeau with respect to a nation-to-nation relationship,” Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, who serves as the president of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs, told CTV Power Play from Vancouver. Phillip is a staunch opponentRead More


Jersey day in Canada: Islanders show support

Jersey day in Canada: Islanders show support

People across Canada and Vancouver Island wore jerseys on Thursday in support of the victims of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines