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Field fire, Combine Harvester, Wheat field, Huron County fire

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CTV London Published Friday, July 13, 2018 3:45PM EDT Last Updated Friday, July 13, 2018 4:18PM EDT Fire crews were called to a large field fire at Hern Line and Park Road just south of Exeter in Huron County on Friday. South Huron Fire Chief Andrew Baird says one farmer suffered minor burns to his hands and was treated on scene by Huron County EMS. Approximately 20 acres of standing wheat was lost due to the fire that started as a combine harvester was out in the wheat field. AllRead More


Throne speech to detail Ford government’s plans for Ontario

Queen's Park

TORONTO — Ontario’s new government will lay out its plan for the province today in a throne speech expected to highlight several of Premier Doug Ford’s campaign promises. The speech, which opens every new legislative session, is written by the premier’s office but read out by Lt.-Gov. Elizabeth Dowdeswell in a formal ceremony. While the new government has been quiet about the specifics of the speech, it said earlier this week that the rare summer sitting was meant to address three priorities. Those priorities are scrapping the cap-and-trade system, endingRead More


Man dead following motorcycle crash at St. Thomas Raceway Park

OPP cruisers

Elgin OPP are investigating a fatal motorcycle collision at St. Thomas Raceway Park. Emergency crews were called to the track on Sparta Line around 9:30 p.m. Friday for single vehicle crash involving the bike. The man lost control of the motorcycle shortly after he crossed the finish line. A man was suffering from life-threatening injuries and was taken to hospital where he died from his injuries. He has been identified as Bradley Schaafsma, 32, of St. Thomas. The investigation continues. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around theRead More


Listowel café focuses on abilities over disabilities

Listowel café focuses on abilities over disabilities

Charity Hillson noticed her 19-year-old son was having difficulty landing a job to gain practical working skills. Her son, Mitchell Dale, suffers from Williams syndrome, a developmental disorder associated with mild intellectual or learning disabilities. To help his case, Hillson did what she felt she had to, despite working another job 40 hours per week. Together with her son, she opened Mitch & Mama’s, a coffee bar and restaurant in Listowel. “I couldn’t find a job so I really like where I am,” Dale said. The café is open fourRead More


‘Bridging North America’ to design and build cable-stayed Gordie Howe Bridge

Gordie Howe Bridge concept cable-stayed

Rich Garton, CTV Windsor Published Thursday, July 5, 2018 9:36AM EDT Last Updated Thursday, July 5, 2018 9:58AM EDT The builder who will construct the Gordie Howe International Bridge between Windsor and Detroit was announced today in Windsor, Ont. The preferred proponent ‘Bridging North America’ will soon start construction on an 853 metre cable-stayed span, being touted by Windsor Detroit Bridge Authority officials as the longest cable-stayed bridge in North America. WDBA communications director Mark Butler says “it’s going to be as tall as the Ren Center,” one of mostRead More


Crews still fighting blaze near Hinton, wildfire hasn’t grown

Wildfire

Zach Howe, CTV Edmonton Published Friday, June 29, 2018 1:55PM MDT Last Updated Friday, June 29, 2018 1:57PM MDT The Edson Forest Area wildfire hasn’t expanded according to AHS officials, but crews are still battling the blaze. Officials say that as of Wednesday night, the out-of-control fire is about 15 per cent contained at 1,137-hectares. The wildfire is approximately fifteen kilometres southeast of Hinton. There are 70 firefighters, seven helicopters and some heavy equipment who are continuing to fight the north side of the wildfire and air tankers will focusRead More


Habs go heavy on centers on second day of NHL draft

NHL Draft in Dallas

After picking Finnish center Jesperi Kotkaniemi with the third overall pick on Friday night, the Montreal Canadiens continued to add depth up the middle during the NHL draft’s second day. Overall, the Canadiens added another six centremen to their ranks. In the second round, they took Swede Jacob Olofsson while adding Canadian Cameron Hills in the third. In the later rounds, they selected Allan McShane of Barrie, ON, Cole Fonstad, Samuel Houde and Brett Stapley. Also selected were several wingers, including Finish-American Jesse Ylonen at thirty-fifth overall. Ylonen’s father, Juha,Read More


Nova Scotia government to unveil Mi’kmaq licence plate in Truro

Mi'kmaq licence plate

TRURO, N.S. – Nova Scotia is set to unveil a new Mi’kmaq licence plate today. Deputy premier Karen Casey and Chief Wilbert Marshall of Potlotek First Nation in Cape Breton will officially release the new plate during a ceremony in Truro. The design for was selected by the Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’Kmaq Chiefs last September. The province also recently unveiled licence plates celebrating the Gaelic and Acadian cultures. 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 HeadlinesRead More


Child rushed to hospital following incident at southeast lake

child injured, Lake Bonaventure, Lake Placid Drive

CTV Calgary Staff Published Tuesday, June 19, 2018 12:36PM MDT Last Updated Tuesday, June 19, 2018 1:35PM MDT A child has been rushed to hospital after falling into Lake Bonaventure in the city’s southeast. Emergency crews were called to the 1100 block of Lake Placid Drive S.E. just after 11:00 a.m. after someone called 911. A young child was rushed from the scene to the South Health Campus in critical, life threatening condition by EMS. “When fire crews arrived, CPR was already in progress by family and bystanders and AHSRead More


B.C. Lions player fielding criticism after crushing hit on rowdy streaker

B.C. Lions player fielding criticism after crushing hit on rowdy streaker

A B.C. Lions player is fielding criticism after the defensive back issued a bone-crushing hit on a streaker over the weekend. B.C. Lions defensive back Marcell Young delivered the big hit on an incoming streaker during a stoppage in play in the first quarter of Saturday night’s game against the Montreal Alouettes. The streaker — who was wearing a Lions jersey but did not have pants or shoes — can be seen running onto the field toward Young, before he is levelled to the ground and apprehended. Following the hit,Read More