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Hydro One helicopter crash in Ontario kills four people

The Canadian Press Published Thursday, December 14, 2017 1:36PM EST Last Updated Thursday, December 14, 2017 3:14PM EST TWEED, Ont. — Four Hydro One employees were killed Thursday in a helicopter crash in eastern Ontario, police and the utility reported. The crash occurred about noon in Tweed, north of Kingston, provincial police said. Homeowner Kim Clayton said hydro crews had been working on her property for weeks and she was used to hearing them fly back and forth. The loud crash shook the house, sending her to a window, whereRead More

Slips and slides normal: STM buses don’t have winter tires

The deadline in install winter tires on cars in Quebec is this Friday – but it doesn’t apply to STM buses. They don’t use winter tires; they use their own system that includes deepening the grooves on tires to improve traction. Surprisingly, the transit corporation is not required to have winter tires because they say there’s a gap in the market and those tires simply don’t exist. Instead, regular tires are modified by Nov. 15 every year to meet STM standards. “So what we do is we provide our busesRead More

Six horses reported stolen last week found, returned home

In a post on social media, the owner of a ranch southwest of Edmonton has announced six horses reported stolen from the property the previous week had been found and brought back home. Back on Friday, December 8, RCMP said six horses had been reported stolen from a Winfield-area ranch at some point during the night on December 6. Their absence was discovered the next morning. Police said tracks found at the scene indicated a truck and trailer had been used to load up and take the six horses. InRead More

Last year for Griswold-like Christmas display

For 28 years, a home on Tuxedo Drive turns into a winter wonderland – but owners say after this year they’ll be turning off the lights. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC

Viral video of bullied boy sparks criticism for the mom

Heart wrenching video of boy’s response to being bullied goes viral, but does the mother have an ulterior motive? Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC

Lawmaker who compared Obamas to monkeys accused of sexual assault

FRANKFORT, Ky. – A Kentucky lawmaker who attracted national attention last year when he compared President Barack Obama and his wife to monkeys has been accused of sexual assault. The Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting quotes Maranda Richmond as saying she has asked Louisville police to reopen an investigation of Dan Johnson. Johnson was elected to the state legislature in 2016 — after he posted the Facebook remarks about the Obamas. He didn’t respond to a voicemail Monday. Richmond says Johnson assaulted her in 2012. She says she reported itRead More

Two suspects in robbery case in Regina

Regina Police Service is looking for more information after two suspects threatened a man with a weapon, in an attempt to take his vehicle. Police say it happened around 1:15 a.m., on the 300 Block of Rae Street on Saturday, December 9, 2017. The suspects did not end up taking the vehicle, and the victim was not injured. There is also no description of the suspects available. Anyone with information that could assist police in this investigation is asked to contact the Regina Police Service at 306-777-6500, or your localRead More

Mother of girl who died in canoe mishap vows to make Christmas special in Churchill

The mother of a five-year-old girl who died canoeing is part of a growing effort to make Christmas in Churchill a very special one this year. In May, flooding washed out parts of the railway track, the only ground transportation to the northern town. Since then food prices have soared and some store shelves have been left bare. More than l,000 kilometers south in the Rural Municipality of Rosser near Winnipeg Toni DeLaroque is working to solve that problem with a food drive. Saturday DeLaroque and volunteers gathered in herRead More

Support coming from two Centennial Holiday Market vendors

With people getting into the full swing of the holiday season, some vendors at the Centennial Holiday Market in Regina are doing their best to help-out. One of the vendors at the event is Corbyn George, 11, who makes Paracord products in his free time. He creates them in order to help with a cause that is close to him. “We support mental health, part of the proceeds go back to the (Canadian) Mental Health Association,” said Corbyn George, Vendor, during an interview on Saturday. Corbyn and his mother donatedRead More

‘No one dies alone’: Military family provides comfort and memorial to veteran

Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press Published Saturday, December 9, 2017 3:27PM EST STRATHMORE, Alta. — Former Master Cpl. Thomas McKenzie was a solitary man almost to the end of his life. McKenzie, 55, was a Canadian Forces vehicle tech for 12 years before leaving the military. For the past decade he has been alone, with just a single friend and no contact with estranged family members until his plight was raised by a nurse who was providing palliative care for him in the town of Strathmore, about 70 kilometres eastRead More