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Apartment building in Hillhurst evacuated over concerns of imminent collapse

Kensington Manor, in the 300 block of 10 Street Northwest, has been evacuated after an engineer determined the building to be unsafe. “This building has some structural issues and they were being investigated by a professional engineer hired by the owner and it had to do with the balconies,” said Wayne Brown of the City of Calgary’s Coordinated Safety Response Team. “Upon further investigation, there were more structural issues to the building.” “With that information they contacted the safety codes officer through me and we had him attend. After discussion,Read More

NDP MP prompts first-ever secret ballot vote in Parliament

OTTAWA – A New Democrat MP has successfully appealed a ruling on her bill that will see members of Parliament participate in a historic secret ballot vote. NDP MP Sheila Malcolmson’s private member’s bill was deemed “non-voteable” by a committee, essentially leaving it dead in the water. But she decided to pursue a never-before-used procedural tool to bring it back to life, and House Speaker Geoff Regan ruled in favour of her bid Thursday. MPs will now vote in Parliament’s first-ever secret ballot on whether they agree with the committee’sRead More

Ontario hospital staff faces high levels of violence at work

From CTV Northern Ontario’s Lyndsay Moggy: Ontario Council of Hospital Unions polls workers over incidences of violence, how do northern communities rate? Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC

Transit routes reduced, parking costs increased: City budget

Drivers and bus riders are significantly impacted by the City of Winnipeg’s 2018 budget. Homeowners will once again pay an extra 2.3% per cent for property taxes, the bulk of the hike going to road repairs. The street renewal budget for 2018 will rise to $116 million, an $11 million increase. But drivers will pay more to park. A $1 per hour increase at meters is expected to bring in $3.5 million and push more turn over. And people paying parking tickets early will only get a 25 per centRead More

UTRCA warns of high river flows

The Upper Thames River Conservation Authority has issued a warning as watershed levels will be approaching the top of banks in some areas. The authority says residents in watershed areas should use extreme caution near all watercourses and keep pets and children safe. “Water in streams, creeks and the Thames River is fast moving and cold and bank areas can be slippery”, UTRCA says in a release. Most parts of the Upper Thames River watershed received 15 to 30 millimetres of rainfall Saturday on top of the 10 to 30Read More

Floods in Athens leave three dead

ATHENS, Greece – Flash floods on the Greek capital’s western outskirts Wednesday converted roads into raging torrents of mud and debris, killing at least three people and inundating homes and businesses. One woman died in her flooded home in the Megara area, while a man’s body was also recovered from another flooded home in the area, the fire department said. The body of another man was later found in the yard outside a local business. The flooding came after severe weather overnight, with a storm hitting the area with drivingRead More

Canada to seek NAFTA dispute resolution panel on U.S. softwood lumber duties – Business

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CBC News Canada is launching a challenge under the North American Free Trade Agreement against recently announced U.S. duties against Canadian softwood lumber imports. The Canadian government filed a formal notice on Tuesday of intent to request the establishment of a binational panel under NAFTA to review the U.S. Department of Commerce’s recent final determination on countervailing duties on the lumber. The Commerce Department said on Nov. 2 that it had determined that Canada was providing unfair subsidies to its producers of softwood lumber at rates from 3.34 per cent to 18.19 perRead More

First Oscars of awards season to be bestowed on Saturday

Sandy Cohen, The Associated Press Published Saturday, November 11, 2017 2:02PM EST LOS ANGELES — As Hollywood continues reeling from the growing sexual harassment scandal, the first Oscars of awards season are being presented to four film-industry veterans. The film academy’s ninth annual Governors Awards ceremony Saturday will celebrate the careers of writer-director Charles Burnett, cinematographer Owen Roizman, actor Donald Sutherland and director Agnes Varda. Each will receive an Oscar statuette. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president John Bailey called the honorary award recipients “very representative of theRead More

CTV Regina takes several categories in annual Prairie Dog ‘Best of Regina’ survey

The results are in, and CTV Regina has taken home five awards in the annual Prairie Dog Magazine “Best of Regina” awards. CTV has been recognized by Prairie Dog readers as Best News Outlet Overall, Best TV News Coverage and Best TV Sports Coverage. Additionally, Wayne Mantyka has been recognized as Best Political Reporter and Best Reporter.   When @WayneMantykaCTV wins Best Reporter AND Best Political Reporter in the @prairiedogmag Best of #yqr! — CTV Regina (@ctvregina) November 9, 2017   The BOR awards is an annual reader surveyRead More

Jason Zucker hat trick, Devan Dubnyk shutout lift Wild over Canadiens

Jason Zucker scored three goals and Devan Dubnyk made 41 saves for the shutout as the Minnesota Wild downed the Canadiens 3-0 to end a three-game losing run on Thursday night. It was a second multi-goal game in as many nights for Zucker, who had both Wild tallies in a 4-2 loss in Toronto on Wednesday night. Montreal goaltender Charlie Lindgren, who had won two starts in a row and was unbeaten in five career NHL games, made 32 saves. Dubnyk, now 7-1-1 in his career against Montreal, posted hisRead More