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Elderly woman struck in west Edmonton crosswalk dies, driver charged

The elderly woman struck at a west Edmonton marked crosswalk on October 11 succumbed to her injuries, and the driver of the vehicle is facing charges. The 70-year-old woman was struck by a 2013 Nissan Altima when she was crossing a marked crosswalk in the area of 87 Avenue and 169 Street at approximately 7:45 p.m., police said. Investigators learned the vehicle, which was travelling northbound on 87 Avenue, hit the woman as it turned west onto 87 Avenue. The woman succumbed to her injuries at the hospital on Friday,Read More

Ottawa Police issue warrant for Toronto man in connection with Caldwell Ave. homicide

Ted Raymond, Newstalk 580 CFRA Published Friday, October 20, 2017 6:29PM EDT Last Updated Friday, October 20, 2017 6:37PM EDT Ottawa Police have issued a warrant for a Toronto man in connection with the shooting death of an Ottawa man last month. Hamzeh Serhan was shot and killed in broad daylight on Caldwell Avenue on September 20, 2017. Ottawa Police say they’re now looking for information on the whereabouts of 20-year-old Farah Handule (pictured). He is described as 6’1″ (185cm), 150 lbs (68 kg) with a dark complexion. Handule isRead More

Police apologize to parents of child killed in Bowness crash for releasing incorrect information

The family of a little girl who was killed after she was hit by a vehicle in 2016 says they were devastated after police inadvertently released a statement to the media saying that one of the parents waved the vehicle through the intersection just before the fatal collision. Avayah Toulon, 4, was hit by a truck while crossing the street at 79 Street and 47 Avenue N.W. on May 6, at about 8:00 p.m. The little girl was treated at the scene but died from her injuries. The family wasRead More

Emotional first day of testimony at MMIWG Inquiry in Winnipeg

Hearings of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls began in Winnipeg Monday. About 75 relatives and survivors are expected to give testimony throughout the week. Hearings are being held at the Radisson Hotel downtown.                Nicole Daniels was first person to be remembered and put on the record. The 16-year-old was found frozen, just blocks from her Transcona home in 2009. “They found her face down, with her clothes undone. The autopsy says due to paradoxical undressing due to freezing, but that’s an assumption,” Daniels’ aunt,Read More

Ontario college faculty going on strike

The Canadian Press Published Sunday, October 15, 2017 9:14PM EDT Last Updated Sunday, October 15, 2017 10:36PM EDT TORONTO — Faculty at 24 Ontario colleges went on strike late Sunday, affecting more than 500,000 students. The Ontario Public Services Employees Union says the two sides couldn’t resolve their differences by a strike deadline of 12:01 a.m. Monday. “There was really nothing left that we could put forward, nothing more coming from the employer,” Nicole Zwiers, a member of the union bargaining team. The faculty regrets the effect on students, butRead More

Report calls Lake Erie clean-up lacklustre

A recent report looking at the clean-up efforts to reduce blue-green algae blooms paints a dismal picture. Environmental and conservation groups examined progress by Ohio, Michigan, and Ontario toward reducing the runoff pollution fueling the blooms in western Lake Erie. The report calls the efforts lacklustre and pinpoints Ohio and Michigan for taking virtually no action. Ontario was considered better, but still below expectations. Tony Maas of the environmental group Freshwater Future says there is a sense the province plans to improve its regulations. “The good news is that inRead More

ASIRT investigating after RCMP officers fired shots at car thieves in Central Alberta

The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) is investigating after RCMP members fired shots at three thieves as they tried to arrest them in the Sylvan Lake area for a series of crimes in a stolen vehicle Friday afternoon. Mounties received a number of complaints in regards to “erratic driving and threatening behaviour” involving a stolen vehicle. Sundre RCMP said three men in a vehicle rammed into another vehicle, and the civilian was subsequently struck by one of the thieves after he stepped out of his vehicle. The same vehicleRead More

Cubs come back to beat Nationals 9-8

Howard Fendrich, The Associated Press Published Friday, October 13, 2017 1:29AM EDT WASHINGTON – The Chicago Cubs win whenever they need to, with whatever it takes, even a seven-out save by Wade Davis to preserve a shrinking lead and a “Did that really happen?” four-run inning against Washington’s Max Scherzer in a thriller of a Game 5. That wild, bat-around fifth inning Thursday night for Chicago included Addison Russell’s go-ahead, two-run double, a bases-loaded hit by pitch, and a disputed dropped third strike followed by a throwing error, helping theRead More

Saskatchewan NDP reviewing alleged sexual assault

CTV Regina Published Thursday, October 12, 2017 6:12PM CST Last Updated Thursday, October 12, 2017 8:23PM CST Serious allegations of sexual assault in the workplace have pushed a former Saskatchewan NDP staff member into the spotlight. A long-time volunteer with the party is accusing another long-time individual involved with the Saskatchewan NDP of sexual assault. In an online rant, the alleged victim accuses the NDP of turning a blind eye. Last month, CTV News shared the story of a woman who said she was the victim of a sexual assault.Read More

Jon Jones’ UFC career might be over after failed drug test | First Take | ESPN

First Take’s Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman debate if Jon “Bones” Jones’ is over after his failed drug test at UFC 214. ✔ Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: ✔ Watch ESPN on YouTube TV: Get more ESPN on YouTube: ► First Take: ► SC6 with Michael & Jemele: ► SportsCenter with SVP: http://es/pn/SVPonYouTube ESPN on Social Media: ► Follow on Twitter: ► Like on Facebook: ► Follow on Instagram: Visit ESPN on YouTube to get up-to-the-minute sports news coverage, scores, highlights andRead More