english news today


No appeal in fatal police shooting of N.B. store owner: prosecutors

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick prosecutors say they won’t attempt to revive manslaughter charges against two constables in the police shooting of a businessman. In a statement released today, Public Prosecution Services says its decision was made in light of two previous court decisions and after a reassessment of the threshold for prosecution. Const. Patrick Bulger and Const. Mathieu Boudreau had been charged in the death of Michel Vienneau, a 51-year-old store owner who was shot in his vehicle outside the Bathurst train station on Jan. 12, 2015. The officers hadRead More

Small Ontario town to offer second round of generous incentives to move there

Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press Published Saturday, November 18, 2017 2:40PM EST A northern Ontario town that offered generous incentives to potential newcomers in a bid to revitalize the community says its efforts were successful enough to merit a second round. Officials in Smooth Rock Falls, Ont., recently launched a campaign to woo newcomers to the area and help rebuild a town that had been in a financial tailspin since the closure of a local pulp and paper mill. As part of the campaign, the municipal government put 15 parcelsRead More

9 injured in large fire atop 6-storey NYC apartment building

The Associated Press Published Friday, November 17, 2017 11:02PM EST Last Updated Friday, November 17, 2017 11:05PM EST NEW YORK — A large fire on the top floors of a six-story New York City apartment building has resulted in nine minor injuries. The fire started Friday afternoon on the Harlem building’s top floor, which was engulfed in flames as thick smoke billowed. The Fire Department of New York says more than 200 firefighters are at the scene. Seven firefighters, a police officer and one other person have suffered minor injuries.Read More

One dead in head-on crash near Strathmore

Authorities say that one driver has died and another was injured in a crash on a rural highway near a community east of the City of Calgary. Police were called to the scene of a two-vehicle crash on Highway 901, just west of Highway 817 at about 5:00 p.m. Investigators say a Dodge Grand Caravan, eastbound on the road, crossed the centre line into the path of a semi tractor-trailer. The truck driver attempted to avoid hitting the van, but the vehicles crashed head-on. The truck driver suffered minor injuriesRead More

Petition calls for better treatment of injured workers

CTV Windsor Published Wednesday, November 15, 2017 4:46PM EST Last Updated Wednesday, November 15, 2017 5:19PM EST A petition is calling for better treatment of injured workers and changes to the way the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) handles claims. The Ontario Network of Injured Workers Groups (ONIWG) is launching the campaign and it’s getting support from the Windsor District Labour Council and the workers support group at Unifor local 195. Windsor resident Shannon DeWitt is one of the injured workers highlighted by the province-wide campaign. DeWitt says sheRead More

Carfentanil confirmed in London, prompting warning officials

CTV London Published Wednesday, November 15, 2017 5:21PM EST Last Updated Wednesday, November 15, 2017 6:54PM EST The London police are sending out a warning after two seized drug samples tested positive for carfentanil. The deadly synthetic opioid is 100 times more power than fentanyl or 10,000 times more powerful than morphine, police say. “This is a turning point in the local drug crisis and it’s not a turn for the better. I am sad for the effect this will have on the most vulnerable people in our community; evenRead More

Canopy Growth reports Q2 loss, more than doubles revenue compared with year ago

TORONTO — Canopy Growth Corp. reported a $1.3-million loss in its latest quarter despite doubling its revenue compared with a year ago, sending its shares lower in early morning trading. The chief executive of Canada’s largest publicly-traded producer, however, says it’s “driving ahead” and “doing the actions that establishes us as the continued leader.” Canopy Growth (TSX:WEED) CEO Bruce Linton pointed to 27 provisional patents filed through its subsidiary Canopy Health Innovations and several international deals, such as strategic partnerships in Denmark and Jamaica. “The international opportunities are now increasinglyRead More

Inclusive and accessible dance program offered in Alliston and Bradford

An inclusive and accessible dance program called the Dance Ability Movement teaches dancers with special needs more than just how to bust a move. It was created by sisters Mallory and Jade Ryan, who are dancers themselves and also cccupational therapists. “Everybody has the ability to dance and to do anything,” said Mallory Ryan. “”I grew up as a dancer taking jazz.,ballet, tap and hip hop at a studio and when I was doing my Masters of Occupational Therapy Degree I realized there’s a lot of kids out there thatRead More

No injuries following early morning fire in Belle River

An early morning blaze in Belle-River closed Broadway St. from 11th St. to Royal Cres. Saturday morning. Lakeshore Fire and Rescue Chief Don Williamson says the fire started in the garage of a single-story home just after 3am. He tells AM800 News firefighters arrived to a “fully involved structure fire”, the road was closed until sometime after 7:30am. The cause is still under investigation, but it doesn’t appear to be suspicious, according to Williamson. No-one was home at the time of the fire — Williamson says the house will likelyRead More

Grade for Alberta liquor policy slips slightly on restaurant report card

A group that advocates for bars and restaurants across Canada says Alberta’s liquor policies still rate at the top of the class but have slipped slightly over the past two years. Restaurants Canada assigns letter grades to every province’s liquor policies and says Alberta’s rating has dropped from a B+ to a B. The group says the province eliminated the liquor servers’ wage, which allows employers to pay those who get tips a little less, and that’s one of the reasons for the lower grade in its latest report. TheRead More