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City plans safety review for intersection where ammonia tanker tipped over

The City of Saskatoon plans to review safety at the intersection where a tanker truck carrying ammonia tipped over on its side earlier this month. The city’s acting general manager of transportation, Angela Gardiner, says the city will look at whether or not the area is as safe as it could be. “We look at signage or any different measures we can undertake,” Gardiner said. “We’ve already taken a look at the actual intersection and the intersection design itself and it does meet Transportation Association of Canada standards, so ifRead More

Driver charged after car slams into St. Thomas house

A 28-year-old man is facing charges after he allegedly drove into a house in St. Thomas early Sunday morning. Police say the crash happened around 3 a.m. when the driver lost control at the corner of Ross St. and Hemlock St. The car then crashed through a fence and into the side of a house. The crash damaged the house, leaving it with a hole and no hydro. The male driver and a female passenger attempted to flee the scene but were arrested a short distance away. Police say theRead More

Goldbloom Awards: Honouring the men behind Sun Youth

Sun Youth is an organization most people know, however they may not know that the two men behind it knew each other as children, and built it up together. Sid Stevens and Earl De La Perralle are recipients of the Goldbloom Awards being handed out next week. The awards honour leaders in Quebec. Both men are now in their 70s and grew up around Montreal’s Clark St.  In 1954 the young boys were searching for an outlet.  “We wanted to keep ourselves busy and out of trouble, because at thatRead More

Fireworks spark blaze at national historic site

CTV Atlantic Published Sunday, October 22, 2017 7:50PM ADT Last Updated Sunday, October 22, 2017 8:06PM ADT Halifax Regional Fire was called to a blaze on Citadel Hill in Halifax just before 9 p.m. Saturday. Officials say an errant firework landed on the grass roof of the national historic site that resulted in a small brush fire. Halifax Fire Division Commander, Mike Blackburn says when crews arrived they gained entry to the site and the fire was quickly extinguished. “There was a good bulk of fire at the time, butRead More

Warm weather sticks around for weekend

CTV Ottawa Published Saturday, October 21, 2017 5:31PM EDT Last Updated Saturday, October 21, 2017 6:34PM EDT A stretch of warm weather has fallen over the capital this weekend. For four days Ottawa will see temperatures above 20 degrees Celsius. A mix of sun and clouds will stick around until Monday, according to environment Canada. Those looking to get outside have a list of activities to choose from. This Sunday marks the final weekend of Fall Rhapsody in Gatineau Park. The free hop on bus will be available departing fromRead More

‘Makes it more extreme:’ Prof says climate change added to historic fire season – Canada

The Canadian Press Climate change didn’t directly cause major wildfires in Alberta and British Columbia this year but it did contribute to their extreme nature, says a University of Alberta researcher. B.C. recorded its worst-ever fire season. Wildfires that began in early April scorched just over 12,000 square kilometres of timber, bush and grassland and at their height forced 45,000 people from their homes. Last month, Waterton Lakes National Park was evacuated after lightning sparked a blaze just inside the B.C. boundary. The flames eventually crossed into the park inRead More

Stories of the mystic Sable Island told in Halifax

CTV Atlantic Published Saturday, October 21, 2017 7:15PM ADT Last Updated Saturday, October 21, 2017 8:02PM ADT A weekend conference in Halifax is shedding light on a mysterious and iconic island nestled in the Atlantic Ocean: Sable Island. The island has attracted global curiosity as it’s known for its unique habitat, wild horses and rich history. Jill Martin was at the conference and she remembers witnessing horses frolic from out of the mist one morning, the first day she arrived on the island. “It was like we were in aRead More

Pair of plush children’s toys recalled due to choking hazard

Two children’s wind-up musical plush toys are being recalled across Canada due to a choking hazard. The recall applies to Carter’s Lamb Waggy Musical Lamb and Guess How Much I love You Big Nutbrown Hare, Little Nutbrown Hare Waggy Musical. The former toy is a white, plush lamb while the latter is a pair of tan-coloured plush hares. Both toys feature wind-up music boxes and are being recalled because the metal post and handle of the wind-up mechanism can detach, posing a choking hazard. Both toys are manufactured in ChinaRead More

Suspect in cell phone theft identified, arrest warrant issued

Edmonton police said the suspect at the centre of a theft investigation had been identified, and an arrest warrant had been issued. Police said Friday that Jasper Halfe, 19, is wanted on warrants for theft, breach of probation and breach of recognizance in connection to the theft of a woman’s cell phone on October 4. That day, at about 7 a.m., a woman who was waiting for a DATS bus in the area of 16 Avenue and 48 Street when she was approached by the suspect, who asked to borrowRead More

Trump jabs back at ‘wacky’ congresswoman as spat rolls on

Jonathan Lemire and Jill Colvin, The Associated Press Published Saturday, October 21, 2017 9:33AM EDT WASHINGTON — Unwilling to put the tussling behind, U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday jabbed back at the Democratic lawmaker who has slammed him for his words of condolence to a military widow, calling Rep. Frederica Wilson “wacky” and contending her antics are “killing” her party. Trump’s broadside came a day after the White House defended chief of staff John Kelly after he mischaracterized Wilson’s remarks and called her an “empty barrel” making noise. ARead More