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Environmental appeal delaying ring road construction hearing begins

An appeal that halted crews building the ring road in southwest Calgary because of concerns of the project’s impact on a number of wetlands is scheduled to begin on Monday. Construction of the S.W. leg of the ring road, a $1.4B highway that runs from Highway 22X to Glenmore Trail, was stopped when opponents to the project said it would negatively impact beavers and waterfowl in four separate wetlands. The city and province say the impact to the area is unavoidable, but they are confident that the measures they’ve putRead More

Man considered ‘risk to public safety’ wanted by OPP

Renfrew County OPP say they’re looking for an Ottawa man who is wanted for breaching his bail conditions. Police say they have obtained an arrest warrant for 47-year-old Michael Phillip Vitello (pictured), on three counts of breach of recognizance. He has not been seen since October 12, 2017 and was last seen in Ottawa. He was originally charged with conspiracy to commit murder, among other charges. Vitello is known to frequent Ottawa, Arnprior, and Renfrew. He may be driving a black 2015 Ford F-250 pickup truck, with a dump-type trailer,Read More

Just for Laughs president Gilbert Rozon steps down amid allegations

The founder and president of the Just for Laughs / Juste Pour Rire comedy festival, Gilbert Rozon, has resigned amid “serious allegations of sexual misconduct.” Rozon, who was also the public face of Montreal’s 375th anniversary celebrations, made the announcement Wednesday night on his Facebook page. “I am announcing that I am leaving immediately as President of the Just for Laughs Group, as Commissioner of Celebrations for the 375th Montreal and as Vice-President of the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal,” he said. Multiple reports claim numerous women have comeRead More

Three charged after causing $500K in damage at N.S. construction site

CTV Atlantic Published Monday, October 16, 2017 10:29PM ADT Last Updated Monday, October 16, 2017 10:36PM ADT Three teenagers have been arrested and charged after $500,000 in damage was done to a construction site in Nova Scotia’s Colchester County. Colchester District RCMP say they responded to a mischief complaint around 11:30 p.m. Sunday at a gravel pit in Greenfield, N.S. Police say a rock crusher and front-end loader were destroyed, the windows of an excavator were broken and another loader had severe damage to the cab. A weigh-scale, scale house and portable toiletRead More

Ophelia to bring hurricane-force wind, heavy rain to Ireland – World

The Associated Press Irish authorities ordered all schools in the country to close Monday and warned cyclists and motorists to stay off roads as a storm with hurricane-force winds bore down on Ireland and the United Kingdom. Once a hurricane, Ophelia was classified as a post-tropical cyclone late Sunday but was moving north with sustained winds of 140 km/h. It is forecast to be near western Ireland on Monday and near northern Scotland on Monday night. But U.K. Met Office forecaster Luke Miall said it could still pack “hurricane force”Read More

Federal government issues ultimatum over broken rail line to Churchill

Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press Published Friday, October 13, 2017 2:17PM EDT Last Updated Friday, October 13, 2017 4:35PM EDT WINNIPEG — The federal government has issued an ultimatum to the owners of a broken rail line that has cut off the town of Churchill in northern Manitoba — fix it within 30 days or face an $18.8-million lawsuit. Ottawa says Denver-based Omnitrax, which bought the rail line from the government in 1997, has a legal obligation to repair and maintain the line, which is the only land connection toRead More

Pedestrian access to Portage and Main would cost taxpayers millions: report

The plan to open Portage and Main to pedestrians will cost taxpayers millions of dollars. A long awaited report on the project has been made public. It says the price tag to remove the barricades that would allow pedestrian access at all corners while maintaining the same level of transit service is $6.1 million. But it does suggest there could be other costs. The city’s CAO is recommending the project move ahead in phases starting with a 2018 budget allocation of $3.5 million. $2 million of that would come fromRead More

How dance prodigy Maddie Ziegler went from ‘Dance Moms’ to being friends with Sia – Sharing #ABC #NEWS #Video #feed

The teen starred in the reality TV series at age 8, then went on to star in Sia’s “Chandelier” video and now has a memoir, “The Maddie Diaries.” source #NBC #CBS #ABC #News #worldNews #Videos #youtube #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather forecast

Edward Snowden Full Interview on Trump, Petraeus, & Having ‘No Regrets’ – Sharing #ABC #NEWS #Video #feed

Edward Snowden Interview on Trump, Petraeus, Having ‘No Regrets’ | Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric spoke to the fugitive whistleblower who leaked … source #NBC #CBS #ABC #News #worldNews #Videos #youtube #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather forecast

‘Game of Thrones’: Female Cast Reflects on Hardships [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW] – Sharing #ABC #NEWS #Video #feed

‘Game of Thrones’ | Emilia Clarke, Sophie Turner, Hannah Murray, Lena Headey, Maisie Williams and Nathalie Emmanuel sat down with “GMA’s” Jessie Palmer … source #NBC #CBS #ABC #News #worldNews #Videos #youtube #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather forecast