Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

 

High hydro rates contributing to manufacturing decline: report

High hydro rates are forcing Ontario’s manufacturing sector into a dark corner, according to a new report. The Fraser Institute says Ontario lost more than 116,000 manufacturing jobs between 2008 and 2015. The report says that 64 per cent of that decline can be attributed to higher electricity prices. John Bamford, owner of Stainless Outfitters, makes steel pieces for boats, range hoods, and even the signature hockey sticks on the side of the Barrie Molson Centre. He says the high cost of hydro is hurting his bottom line. “It affectsRead More


Trailers could house those displaced by fires in California wine country

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Residents of Northern California’s wine country left homeless by the state’s deadliest-ever wildfires could be temporarily housed in federal government trailers, officials said on Wednesday, as the death toll from the blazes rose to 42. Since erupting on Oct. 8 and 9, the blazes have blackened more than 245,000 acres, (86,200 hectares) and destroyed an estimated 4,600 homes along with wineries and commercial buildings. Thousands of survivors, forced to flee the flames with little warning, remain displaced. Many are returning to find nothing left, forcing themRead More


Woman tests the limits of hotel’s pet policy by taking in her horse – Sharing #ABC #News Feed

One horse lover wanted to test a hotel’s pet policy after one receptionist said it didn’t discriminate. Interested in Pets? Add Pets as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Pets news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Lindsey Partridge, who in 2015 created Harmony Horsemanship, an organization that helps riders better understand their horses, told ABC News she was driving from Pontypool, Canada, to Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, when she decided to check into her hotel. A riding coach, she was there to competeRead More


Ten years without Ashley | CTV Atlantic News

It was 6:50 a.m., and Ashley Smith had already tied a ligature around her neck. She was in the corner of her cell, not moving, her face purple. A nurse wasn’t called for 10 minutes. By 7:04 a.m., CPR was administered. Thirty-five minutes later, she was put into an ambulance. Ashley Smith was pronounced dead at 8:10 a.m. “I was getting the fall flowers ready for her and a vehicle pulled into the driveway,” says Ashley’s mother, Coralee Cusack-Smith. “I kind of looked and I thought, ‘Strangers, who are they?’”Read More


Ed Sheeran ‘bruised and broken’ after accident, tour uncertain

LONDON (Reuters) – Singer Ed Sheeran said he was “a bit bruised and broken” on Wednesday as he recovered from a bicycle accident that left him with a broken wrist, elbow and rib and led to the cancellation of shows on the Asia leg of his tour. Sheeran, 26, sported a full cast on one arm and a sling on the other arm as he walked down the red carpet at London’s Q Awards for music. “I am a bit bruised and broken but I am fine,” the singer toldRead More


Treaty 6, Métis Nation flags permanently raised at Macewan University

The Treaty 6 and Métis Nation flags were raised at Macewan University’s City Centre campus Wednesday. The flags were raised in a ceremony Wednesday afternoon, outside the downtown campus. “Permanently raising the Treat 6 and Métis Nation flags on our campus demonstrates our Indigenous community’s historical role in our region,” Deborah Saucier, Macewan University president said in a statement. “This is meant to signify that we are equal partners as we move forward with the recommendations from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission report.” In August and September, 1876, Treaty 6Read More


UPDATE 2-Woodside on track for Myanmar development plan by end-2018 – CEO

* Myanmar well finds “unrecoverable” gas * No impact on operations from Rohingya crisis – CEO * Cuts top end of full-year output forecast to 90 mln boe * Q3 revenue down 7.5 pct on year; shares drop (Recasts with CEO Coleman interview, analyst comments) By Christina Martin and Sonali Paul Oct 19 (Reuters) – Woodside Petroleum played down disappointing results from its exploration wells in Myanmar on Thursday, with Chief Executive Peter Coleman saying the company is still on track to decide on development plans there by the endRead More


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Recovery and reconstruction go slowly after Mexico quake

Rebecca Blackwell and Marco Ugarte, The Associated Press Published Thursday, October 19, 2017 12:15AM EDT MEXICO CITY – Wearing a hardhat, Rodrigo Diaz Mejia steps onto the hood of a crushed car and then gingerly into an apartment cracked open by the Sept. 19 earthquake. Inside he spots a photo of two young boys hanging on a wall spider-webbed with deep cracks. He puts it under his arm to carry it out for the family. For weeks, the mechanic by trade has been climbing through broken walls and over buckledRead More


Trailers could house those displaced by fires in California wine country

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Residents of Northern California’s wine country left homeless by the state’s deadliest-ever wildfires could be temporarily housed in federal government trailers, officials said on Wednesday, as the death toll from the blazes rose to 42. Since erupting on Oct. 8 and 9, the blazes have blackened more than 245,000 acres, (86,200 hectares) and destroyed an estimated 4,600 homes along with wineries and commercial buildings. Thousands of survivors, forced to flee the flames with little warning, remain displaced. Many are returning to find nothing left, forcing themRead More