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Winnipeg police officers placed on leave

CTV Winnipeg Published Friday, October 20, 2017 2:13PM CST Last Updated Friday, October 20, 2017 3:55PM CST Two police officers have been put on leave while an investigation into their conduct following a fatal hit and run involving another off-duty officer takes place, Danny Smyth, chief of the Winnipeg Police Service confirmed Friday afternoon. Smyth said he learned of the two officers’ conduct Thursday, which caused him concern. They were both assigned to assist in the Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba’s investigation of the circumstances surrounding Cody Severight’s death. TheRead More

New H7N9 bird flu strain in China has pandemic potential: study

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Lab experiments on a new strain of the H7N9 bird flu circulating in China suggest the virus can transmit easily among animals and can cause lethal disease, raising alarm that the virus has the potential to trigger a global human pandemic, researchers reported on Thursday. The H7N9 virus has been circulating in China since 2013, causing severe disease in people exposed to infected poultry. Last year, human cases spiked, and the virus split into two distinct strains that are so different they no longer succumb to existingRead More

Crews work to contain wildfire burning near community of Coleman

Helicopter crews are dumping buckets of water on a wildfire that is burning near the town of Coleman and officials say the fire doubled in size overnight. The fire started on Tuesday on the west side of the community and was pushed along by powerful winds. “Wind has calmed down. We have three helicopters in the air bucketing the fire right now and one bird dog so lots of resources on the ground,” said Blair Painter, Mayor of Crowsnest Pass. “They’re hitting the fire hard. So not much progress overnight.Read More

Wildfires near Leader Sask. under control according to province

CTV Regina Published Tuesday, October 17, 2017 3:11PM CST Last Updated Wednesday, October 18, 2017 12:50AM CST Wildfires burning in parts of west-central Saskatchewan near the Town of Leader are contained according to the chief administrative officer and director of emergency preparedness in Kindersley, Bernie Morton. “I can report that the fires are under control, this is according to the local fire departments as well as the province who is now responding on scene,” said Morton. An estimated 1200 people were evacuated from their homes earlier Tuesday after a grassRead More

Why seeing a star crash is a ‘watershed moment in astrophysics’ – Technology & Science

Emily Chung Scientists have followed gravitational waves to something they’ve never seen before — the collision of two exotic objects called neutron stars. By observing a fleeting star-like object in the sky in August, they’ve learned a lot of new things about the universe worth clinking glasses over. Here are some amazing things about that discovery. 1. A sugar cube heavy as Everest A neutron star is what’s left after a massive star explodes in a supernova at the end of its life and then collapses into an extremely dense core. How dense? According toRead More

Student petition calls for tuition refund during college strike

CTV Windsor Published Tuesday, October 17, 2017 5:00PM EDT Last Updated Tuesday, October 17, 2017 6:23PM EDT Thousands of people have signed a petition calling for tuition to be refunded to students impacted by a teachers’ strike at Ontario colleges. More than 12,000 staff at 12 Ontario colleges, including professors, instructors, counsellors, and librarians, walked off the job Monday after contract talks broke off between the Ontario Public Services Employees Union and the College Employer Council, which is responsible for bargaining on behalf of colleges. That means more than 500,000Read More

Rider coach Chris Jones downplays Carter, Williams fight as part of football

The Saskatchewan Roughriders are throwing a flag on speculation that star receiver Duron Carter is on his way out of town after a fight at practice. Head coach and general manager Chris Jones said there was an altercation Monday but won’t give any more details, saying “that’s football.” “There’s altercations at football practices and that’s what happened. I mean it’s a violent sport and that’s what went on,” Jones told reporters Tuesday at Mosaic Stadium in Regina. “There have been fights broke out everywhere I’ve ever been. In fact someRead More

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Puerto Rico relief song tops Billboard chart

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda’s star-studded charity song to fund relief efforts in Puerto Rico topped the Billboard digital singles chart on Monday, while Christian music rapper NF topped the Billboard 200 album chart. Miranda’s “Almost Like Praying” debuted at No. 1 on the Digital Songs chart, which measures online single sales, with 111,000 copies sold, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan. All proceeds from sales and streaming of the single, which includes vocals from Jennifer Lopez and Gloria Estefan, will go toward relief efforts in PuertoRead More

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Liquidation to start Thursday at remaining Sears Canada stores

Sears Canada Inc. executive chairman Brandon Stranzl has resigned from its board of directors following court approval last week for the retailer to begin its liquidation sales.“In light of the liquidation, his services are no longer required as executive chairman,” the retailer said in a statement. Sears Canada has been operating under court protection from creditors since June. Stranzl had led a group that was interested in buying the retailer and turning its fortunes around. However, no deal was reached and the company was granted approval last week to beginRead More