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Birthplace of Dionne quintuplets moved after yearlong grassroots campaign

Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press Published Sunday, November 19, 2017 12:45PM EST The birthplace of the Dionne quintuplets weathered a treacherous trek down the dark, snow-blanketed streets of a northeastern Ontario city on Sunday as it was once again uprooted and hauled to a new location. A handful of supporters gathered before dawn to see the historic log cabin, now split in two and attached to trucks, gingerly wind its way to its new spot in downtown North Bay. The roughly two-kilometre journey took about an hour — less thanRead More

Conservation Authority issues safety bulletin due to rainfall

The Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority has issued a safety bulletin due to rainfall amounts. People should take extra caution and avoid the river, ditches, and streams, it says. On Saturday, the watershed received rainfall totals between 10 and 50 millimetres, with higher amounts received in the western portion of the watershed.  The authority says in the areas that received heavy rainfall, smaller local watercourses saw levels rise.  In some places, watercourses  spilled their banks.  The LTVCA operated the Indian-McGregor Creek Diversion Channel Saturday night.  Water levels on these smallerRead More

Syria: ISIS militants defeated in last major stronghold

Philip Issa, The Associated Press Published Sunday, November 19, 2017 1:00PM EST Last Updated Sunday, November 19, 2017 1:37PM EST BEIRUT — Pro-government forces defeated the Islamic State group in its last major stronghold in Syria, state media and a monitoring group reported on Sunday, leaving the militants to defend just strips of desert territory in the country and a besieged pocket outside the capital, Damascus. Also Sunday, more than two dozen civilians were killed as government forces and rebels traded fire across fronts in Damascus and Homs, Syria’s thirdRead More

Two Sudburians earn 2nd place in Tim Horton’s Cup

From CTV Northern Ontario’s Alana Everson: Two Azilda Tim Horton’s employees compete in service competition in Las Vegas. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC

Shelving the beet juice: Barrie to use molasses to help de-ice roads

The City of Barrie is putting away the beet juice and is taking out the molasses to combat icy roads. The city has started using a mix of molasses and magnesium chloride, which they say is less corrosive and reduces the use of salt. “What we’re doing is not only to create efficiencies; it’s to save the environment,” says Dave Friary, director of roads, parks and fleet for the city. The trucks are filled with salt and then the pre-wet liquid tanks are filled with the molasses mix. It thenRead More

Review board orders B.C. man who killed kids to remain in custody

VANCOUVER — A panel has decided against changing custodial conditions for a British Columbia man who killed his three children during a psychotic break. The B.C. Review Board released its decision on Friday, following an annual review of Allan Schoenborn’s case. It says the 49-year-old must stay at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital in Coquitlam, but could be allowed escorted visits into the community. Schoenborn was found guilty of stabbing his daughter and smothering his sons in their home in Merritt in April 2008, but a judge later ruled he wasRead More

UN to vote on 30-day extension of expert body on Syria

Edith M. Lederer, The Associated Press Published Friday, November 17, 2017 3:55PM EST The UN Security Council has scheduled a vote Friday evening on a resolution that would extend for 30 days the mandate of the expert body charged with determining responsibility for chemical weapons attacks in Syria. Rival U.S. and Russian resolutions to extend the expert body were defeated during a dramatic and highly contentious three-hour council meeting Thursday that reflected the deterioration of U.S.-Russian relations. The defeats ended the mandate of the expert body, the Joint Investigative MechanismRead More

Nigerian bobsled team qualifies for PyeongChang Olympics

A trio of Nigerian women made bobsled, African and Olympic history in Calgary. Seun Adigun, Ngozi Onwumere and Akuoma Omeoga completed the final two of five required qualifying races at Calgary’s Winsport’s Canada Olympic Park on Wednesday, to earn a spot in the upcoming Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. They are the first African team to qualify for an Olympic bobsled event and will be the first athletes to represent Nigeria at a Winter Olympic Games. All three bobsledders are accomplished track and field athletes in the United States,Read More

Alberta introducing rules to align with federal cannabis legalization plan

EDMONTON — Alberta is putting the legislative pieces in place for legalized marijuana, starting with changes to align its rules with pending Criminal Code amendments. “Impaired driving is the leading cause of criminal death and injury in Canada,” Transportation Minister Brian Mason said Tuesday after introducing Bill 29 in the legislature. “If this bill passes, it will support our government’s goal of zero impairment (and) related collisions and fatalities on Alberta roads.” Marijuana is to be legal across Canada as of July 1, and the federal government is revising andRead More