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‘Completely racist’: Rental ad posted online offers discount to ‘local white Canadians’

An ad online is highlighting how racism can create a barrier in finding a place to live in Winnipeg. The online post advertises a room for rent close to the University of Manitoba for $400 that’s close to shops. It also says ‘Discount for local white Canadians’. CTV News called the number on the ad and was told it was posted to find a roommate, preferring people from North America because they are nicer, more responsible, and respectful. When asked why give a discount to North Americans, he said, “It’sRead More

Special weather statement issued for parts of the region

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement and snow squall watch for: ·         Barrie – Collingwood – Hillsdale ·         Midland – Coldwater – Orr Lake ·         Orillia – Lagoon City – Washago The national weather service says there is potential for some brief heavy snow along a cold front late today. A more widespread snowfall is likely Monday into the evening. An Arctic cold front will cross Southern Ontario late Sunday afternoon into evening. It will likely be accompanied by a brief burst of heavier snow with reduced visibilityRead More

B.C. changes tenancy regulations to limit rent increases to match area rates

The Canadian Press Published Saturday, December 9, 2017 3:13PM EST Last Updated Saturday, December 9, 2017 5:16PM EST VANCOUVER — Renters in British Columbia no longer need to worry about their landlords hiking up rates to match high rents in hot neighbourhoods. The NDP government announced it’s closing another loophole in residential tenancy and manufactured home park tenancy regulations by eliminating a clause that permitted landlords to raise rates above the allowable rental increase limit to match rents within a geographic area. Spencer Chandra Herbert, a New Democrat member ofRead More

No winning ticket for Friday night’s $55 million Lotto Max jackpot

The Canadian Press Published Saturday, December 9, 2017 11:44AM EST Last Updated Saturday, December 9, 2017 11:49AM EST  No winning ticket was sold for the $55 million jackpot in last night’s Lotto Max draw. There were also four Maxmillions prizes of $1 million each up grabs, and one was claimed by a ticket holder in British Columbia. The jackpot for the next Lotto Max draw on Dec. 15 will now grow to approximately $60 million, and players will also have a shot at 15 Maxmillions prizes.  Source link #USA #NewsRead More

Popular Sudbury camp forced to close after 80 years

From CTV Northern Ontario’s Isaac Cohen: YMCA’s senior staff exhausts all efforts to keep popular camp going. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC

Mt. Washington fully open for business

If last weekend was a taste, today was the four-course meal at Mount Washington. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC

Mother of teen killed in TCHC building fire dead: Toronto Fire

The mother of an 18-year-old who was killed in a fire at an apartment building in Lawrence Heights on Monday night has died, Toronto Fire said. The fire broke out at a Toronto Community Housing building in the area of Flemington and Allen roads at around 9:40 p.m. Upon arrival at the scene, firefighters made a forcible entrance into a unit on the first floor of the three-storey apartment building. A 47-year-old woman and her two teenage sons were rushed to hospital in critical condition after the fire broke out.Read More

Paris landslide caused by unauthorized excavation work: officials

CTV Kitchener Published Thursday, December 7, 2017 6:08PM EST Last Updated Thursday, December 7, 2017 6:22PM EST The area around a landslide in Paris is being watched closely to ensure no additional properties are being put at risk. One house on Walnut Street was vacated earlier this week due to the landslide, which neighbours say began late last week. By Wednesday, the situation had deteriorated to the point that the County of Brant fenced off the house at 47 Walnut to keep people out of the area. A section ofRead More

CTV News for Dec. 7: Salt Spring death

CTV News Vancouver Island for Thursday, Dec. 7. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC

Melania Trump wishes to spend holiday on deserted island

Darlene Superville, The Associated Press Published Thursday, December 7, 2017 5:26PM EST WASHINGTON — If she could spend the holidays anywhere in the world, Melania Trump says she’d take her family to a deserted island. The first lady revealed her wish Thursday during a Christmastime visit with patients and staff at a children’s hospital in Washington. The visit was a continuation of a tradition begun more than 60 years ago by first lady Bess Truman. Fielding questions from patients, Mrs. Trump was asked by a 10-year-old boy where would sheRead More