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Elderly woman struck in west Edmonton crosswalk dies, driver charged

The elderly woman struck at a west Edmonton marked crosswalk on October 11 succumbed to her injuries, and the driver of the vehicle is facing charges. The 70-year-old woman was struck by a 2013 Nissan Altima when she was crossing a marked crosswalk in the area of 87 Avenue and 169 Street at approximately 7:45 p.m., police said. Investigators learned the vehicle, which was travelling northbound on 87 Avenue, hit the woman as it turned west onto 87 Avenue. The woman succumbed to her injuries at the hospital on Friday,Read More

Q & A | Teens search for way to improve magnetic resonance images – Health

CBC News Two Toronto teens are working on a better way to apply magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology. Grade 12 students Ben Nashman from Upper Canada College and Sunrose Billing at University of Toronto Schools are  exploring how to use MRIs in a new way. They hope it will some day be able to test what is in someone’s blood, such as glucose, cholesterol or drugs, without puncturing the skin to sample the vital fluid.  The 17-year-olds immersed themselves in understanding MRI technology as participants in The Knowledge Society (TKS), an after-school incubator program co-founded by Navid andRead More

Japan votes for lower house; PM Abe’s party seen headed for win

TOKYO — Japanese are voting in a general election that will most likely hand Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition a majority in parliament. Up for grabs Sunday are 465 seats in the more powerful lower house, which chooses the prime minister. Abe dissolved the chamber less than a month ago, apparently judging that the political environment turned in his favour. Media polls have indicated voters see Abe’s government, despite recent scandals including his own, as a safer choice over an opposition with uncertain track records. Scare over North Korea’sRead More

Lawrence Park stabbing may be a random attack, police say

Chris Fox, CTV Toronto Published Saturday, October 21, 2017 1:01PM EDT Last Updated Saturday, October 21, 2017 3:00PM EDT Police say that a woman has serious but non-life threatening injuries after what appears to have been a random stabbing in the city’s Lawrence Park neighbourhood. Police say that they were notified at around noon after the victim made her own way to hospital. According to Const. David Hopkinson, officers have since located evidence of the stabbing scene near Dinnick and Weybourne crescents, which is just southeast of Yonge Street andRead More

Wedding ring lost during drive found four decades later

A Saskatchewan couple has been reunited with a long-lost wedding ring nearly four decades later. Bill Wilson had been driving along a road in Saskatchewan in his pick-up truck when a grasshopper flew into the vehicle and landed on his chest. He told CTV Regina he grabbed the bug and tossed it out, losing his wedding ring in the process. Wilson and his wife searched high and low but couldn’t find the piece of jewelry. They figured it was lost forever. “It could have easily disappeared, picked up by aRead More

‘I’ll never stop fighting,’ says Kitchener Rohingya man after 2-week stint in Bangladesh camps – Toronto

Lauren Pelley Amid the despair and hunger of a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh, Ahmed Ullah watched as a young girl snuck into a food line. The Canadian aid worker looked on as the orphaned child — just five years old and with mental disabilities — tried to get something to eat. Instead, she was beaten by members of the Bangladeshi military. “They’re treating them worse than animals,” Ullah says. The Kitchener, Ont., resident spent two weeks helping Rohingya refugees in camps near Cox’s Bazar, a city and fishing port in southeastern Bangladesh. A Rohingya himself, Ullah says the experience was a horrifying nightmare, far worseRead More

Ottawa Police issue warrant for Toronto man in connection with Caldwell Ave. homicide

Ted Raymond, Newstalk 580 CFRA Published Friday, October 20, 2017 6:29PM EDT Last Updated Friday, October 20, 2017 6:37PM EDT Ottawa Police have issued a warrant for a Toronto man in connection with the shooting death of an Ottawa man last month. Hamzeh Serhan was shot and killed in broad daylight on Caldwell Avenue on September 20, 2017. Ottawa Police say they’re now looking for information on the whereabouts of 20-year-old Farah Handule (pictured). He is described as 6’1″ (185cm), 150 lbs (68 kg) with a dark complexion. Handule isRead More

Community groups want CDN-NDG to get tough with slumlords

Community groups are calling on the borough of Cote-des-Neiges -NDG to get tough with slumlords. They say housing in the borough has to be safer and healthier, claiming poor housing conditions are causing many health problems, including in young children. According to the Montreal Public Health Department, 38 per cent of rental housing units in CDN- NDG with children six months old to 12 years old had excessive humidity or mould and that can lead to asthma. Cockroaches were found in 23 per cent of homes with children in CoteRead More

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N.B. to impose new measures for drunk drivers starting November 1

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick will seize drunk drivers’ cars for up to two months under a law that comes into force Nov. 1. Public Safety Minister Denis Landry says the new law will make the province one of the country’s toughest on impaired driving. Anyone convicted of drunk driving will have their vehicle impounded for up to two months and have a mandatory ignition interlock device installed in their vehicle when they get their licence back. The mechanism is similar to a breathalyzer and won’t allow a vehicle to startRead More