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Overflow leaves people seeking emergency shelter in motels

CTV Kitchener Published Thursday, December 14, 2017 6:23PM EST Last Updated Thursday, December 14, 2017 6:38PM EST Waterloo Region’s emergency shelter system was strained even before the weather turned cold – and now having more people seeking shelter than available beds in shelters is a nightly occurrence. “We’ve been full pretty much (since) summer, and now we are having even more people come in here,” says Ron Flaming, the housing services director at House of Friendship. The region has about 250 beds for emergency shelter. Once all of those bedsRead More

Firefighter killed battling massive California blaze

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A firefighter was killed on Thursday while battling a mammoth California wildfire as crews sought to protect coastal cities and towns in the path of flames that have destroyed more than 700 homes. The flag-draped remains of firefighter Cory Iverson, 32, were driven out of the fire zone in Ventura County, northwest of Los Angeles, in a hearse as his comrades saluted from roadsides and overpasses. ”Anne and I are saddened by Engineer Cory Iverson’s tragic death. His bravery and years of committed service to theRead More

Armed 25-year-old man shot dead by police after hostages taken inside Vaughan bank

Rachael D’Amore, CTV News Toronto Published Wednesday, December 13, 2017 2:29PM EST Last Updated Wednesday, December 13, 2017 9:47PM EST York Regional Police say officers have shot and killed an armed suspect after he allegedly stormed a Vaughan bank, taking staff and customers hostage. Police were made aware of the situation shortly after 1 p.m. on Wednesday. Const. Andy Pattenden said officers responded to the RBC bank branch near Major Mackenzie Drive West and Dufferin Street after receiving calls about a man inside the bank with a gun. When officersRead More

Statistics show Alberta tops country in household spending

CTV Calgary Staff Published Wednesday, December 13, 2017 5:11PM MST Last Updated Wednesday, December 13, 2017 6:27PM MST Statistics Canada took a look at spending across the country last year and new numbers show that Alberta households spend more every year than people living in other provinces. On average, Canadian households spend $62,183 and essentials like food, shelter and transportation account for just over 60 percent of that number. Albertans averaged about $74,000, which is nearly 50 percent more than the lowest province, New Brunswick, where people spend just overRead More

North American birders flock to N.B. tree after rare bird from Europe spotted

THE CANADIAN PRESS Published Tuesday, December 12, 2017 2:34PM AST Last Updated Tuesday, December 12, 2017 3:47PM AST MIRAMICHI, N.B. — New Brunswick has a rare visitor from Europe and it’s attracting bird lovers from across Canada and the United States. A European mistle thrush arrived in Miramichi on Saturday, and decided to stay. “This is the first record of this bird in North America,” said Peter Gadd, the man who spotted the bird in a tree on his property. “It is somewhat common in Europe and certainly people whoRead More

Rally held at B.C. Legislature in support of Palestine

Members of the Masjid Al-Iman Mosque in Victoria gathered to denounce the violence unfolding in the West Bank and Gaza after U.S. President Donald Trump announced America would recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC

Viral video of bullied boy sparks criticism for the mom

Heart wrenching video of boy’s response to being bullied goes viral, but does the mother have an ulterior motive? Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC

Hydro pole hit by car in Charleswood: Manitoba Hydro

Drivers in the Charleswood area could see some delays. Manitoba Hydro said a hydro pole was hit at Grant Avenue and Fairmont Road. Crews are currently on scene to replace the pole in the westbound lane. Hydro pole hit by car at Grant Ave and Fairmont WPG. Traffic may be affected as crews replace pole in Westbound lane. — Manitoba Hydro (@manitobahydro) December 9, 2017 Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC

Police say they want to speak to boyfriend of Alloura Wells

Investigators have named a person of interest they wish to speak to in connection with the death of a homeless transgender woman found in a Rosedale ravine earlier this year. Alloura Wells, 27, was found in a ravine near Rosedale Valley Road on Aug. 5. Det. Sgt. Dan Sabadics said her body was found laid prone near a tent and appeared to have been there for three or four weeks. He said the decomposition of the body hampered the effort to identify it initially. They attempted to cross-reference it toRead More

Toronto FC players ready if needed for penalties in MLS Cup final rematch

Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press Published Thursday, December 7, 2017 4:14PM EST TORONTO — With Sebastian Giovinco subbed off in the 103rd minute after feeling sub-par, Toronto FC coach Greg Vanney was looking for penalty-takers. So when the 2016 MLS Cup final ended knotted at 0-0 after extra time, Vanney turned to veteran defender Drew Moor. “I remember with about three minutes to go in overtime, I kind of looked around the field and I thought I might be in the top five in the penalties,” said Moor. “And GregRead More