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More temporary fisheries closures ordered after right whale sighting

right whale

HALIFAX – The federal government has announced a temporary fisheries closure in the Bay of Fundy following a North Atlantic right whale sighting. The Fisheries Department says the area in Grand Manan Basin will be closed to fixed-gear fishing activities starting at 11:59 p.m. Thursday, and will remain closed until further notice. Ottawa says all gear must be removed from the area before the time of closure, and notice will be given prior to reopening. It says the closure affects lobster, crab, groundfish, herring and mackerel licences. A map ofRead More


Justin Bieber spotted at St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber is in town. The pop star was spotted Thursday at the St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market, where his appearance caused a bit of a buzz. So many great people love our Market-special visitor today- thanks for visiting us today @justinbieber. Come back soon, we would love to see you! Any photos you can share with us of your day today? — St. Jacobs Market (@stjacobsmarket) May 24, 2018 At least one person claimed to have seen Bieber at nearby Conestoga Mall shortly after he left the market. Pictures postedRead More


PC leader dismisses suggestions he was involved in selling bogus memberships

Doug Ford dismissed allegations Thursday that he was involved in selling bogus Progressive Conservative party memberships as a desperate attempt by the governing Liberals to distract from their own record. Ford, who was in Tillsonburg, said the allegations, which date back to 2016, were brought to the party at the time and dealt with. “It went through an appeals process,” he said. “The appeal was totally dismissed. This is the Liberals two weeks before an election trying to change the channel on their mismanagement, scandal and waste.” The Liberals allegedRead More


1 dead, 1 injured in cougar attack in Washington state

Washington cougar attack

NORTH BEND, Wash. — One man was killed and another seriously injured when they encountered a cougar Saturday while mountain biking in Washington state, officials said. Authorities said the two men were on a morning bike ride in the foothills near North Bend when the attack occurred. The town is about 30 miles (48 kilometres) east of Seattle. The mountain lion ran into the woods and officers with the Washington Department of Fish and Game later tracked it down and shot and killed it, said Capt. Alan Myers of theRead More


Investigation under way on Ojibway Parkway

CTV Windsor Published Saturday, May 19, 2018 4:02PM EDT Last Updated Saturday, May 19, 2018 4:53PM EDT Windsor police have shut down a portion of Ojibway Parkway. Police said on Twitter Saturday afternoon that they clsoed the road from Broadway Boulevard to Weaver. Police did not indicate the reason, only saying the Ojibway Parkway will be closed until further notice. There is a heavy police presence in the area. Witnesses tell CTV News officers had their weapons drawn. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USARead More


Horwath would not permit Ontario corner stores to sell beer, wine

Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath

Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press Published Saturday, May 19, 2018 12:16PM EDT Last Updated Saturday, May 19, 2018 1:36PM EDT THUNDER BAY, Ont. — The current system of restricted retail beer and wine sales in Ontario works well and is socially responsible, New Democrat Leader Andrea Horwath said Saturday. Campaigning in Thunder Bay, Ont., Horwath said there’s no need to allow convenience stores to carry the products — a perennially favoured if never-implemented idea that once helped propel the Liberals to office in the mid-1980s. “I’m going to be straightRead More


Montrealer has big plans for royal wedding

Montrealer has big plans for royal wedding

A Beaconsfield woman is hosting a party for the ages in honour of the royal wedding. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rssfeeds.usatoday.com/usatoday-NewsTopStories” limit=”20″] USA News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rss.cnn.com/rss/cnn_us.rss” limit=”20″] ABC NEWS Headlines [su_feed url=”http://feeds.abcnews.com/abcnews/usheadlines” limit=”20″]


Poisoned ex-spy Sergei Skripal discharged from U.K. hospital

Former Russian spy Sergei Skripal

LONDON – Doctors say former Russian spy Sergei Skripal has been discharged from a hospital, more than two months after he was poisoned with a nerve agent. Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found unconscious in the English city of Salisbury on March 4, and spent weeks in critical condition. Yulia recovered more quickly than her father and was discharged last month. Salisbury District Hospital said Friday that both patients had now been released. They have been taken to an undisclosed location for their safety. Britain says the pair wasRead More


Ten ridings to watch as Ontario heads to the polls next month

Kathleen Wynne

Paola Loriggio , The Canadian Press Published Sunday, May 13, 2018 11:28AM EDT Last Updated Sunday, May 13, 2018 11:29AM EDT Ontario has 124 provincial ridings as it goes into a spring election. Here are 10 to watch: DON VALLEY WEST Her Liberals are lagging in the polls, but can Premier Kathleen Wynne secure a victory in her own riding? The veteran politician snatched the seat from the Tories in 2003 as the Liberals formed government, but 15 years later the party and its leader have seen their popularity dropRead More


Saskatoon public high schools vote to eliminate graduation banquets

Prom

This will be the last year for graduation banquets at Saskatoon public high schools. The schools recently unanimously decided to discontinue organizing graduation banquets, beginning in the 2018-19 school year, according to a letter sent Thursday to families of students in grades 9 through 11 at most Saskatoon Public Schools collegiates. “We understand that grad banquets are a tradition that many students and families have looked forward to sharing. However, given our schools’ commitment to provide equitable and safe opportunities that are in the best interest of all students, weRead More