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Three dogs die in late night fire in Springwater

CTV Barrie Published Friday, December 15, 2017 12:15PM EST Last Updated Friday, December 15, 2017 12:26PM EST Three dogs are dead after a late night fire in Springwater Township. Two people were able to escape from the Sunnidale Road home, just as flames started to spread through the building. They made a barefoot run to their neighbour’s house to call 911. One dog was also able to escape the fire, but three others perished. The home was engulfed in flames when Springwater and Essa firefighters arrived on scene. Damage isRead More

HRSB backs off request to have caretakers monitor bus schedules

The Halifax Regional School Board has backed off from a request that school caretakers monitor arrival times for school buses. Ron Stockton of the Nova Scotia Union of Public Employees – the union representing caretakers – found out about the request on Dec. 6. He says he at first thought it was just one school. “We wrote to the school board asking what the reason was, and indicated to them it didn’t sound like the type of thing union members should be doing,” Stockton says. Stockton was uneasy with theRead More

Fire at Lawrence Heights building claims life of third family member

Kayla Goodfield, CTV News Toronto Published Wednesday, December 13, 2017 6:18PM EST A 16-year-old boy is the third family member to die after a fire at an apartment building in the Lawrence Heights area last week, a family member confirmed to CP24. The blaze broke out at a Toronto Community Housing building in the area of Flemington and Allen roads at around 9:40 p.m. on Dec. 4. Upon arrival at the scene, firefighters made a forcible entrance into a unit on the first floor of the three-storey apartment building. ThreeRead More

‘Suspended coffee’ program covers cost of coffee and pastry at downtown café

At The Nook Café, paying customers can pay it forward to others, by purchasing a button for $3 when settling up their bill. One button represents a free coffee and a day-old pastry. The paid-for buttons are kept in a jar next to the till, and can be used by anyone. “It’s common when you work in a café for people to come in and put a pile of change, and you have to count it, and you say ‘Sorry, you’re short’,” co-owner Lynsae Moon said. “This way they justRead More

Orillia women’s shelter in dire need of expansion

Every year more than 150 abused women and children call Green Haven home. The Orillia shelter has 13 beds in tiny rooms, narrow halls, cramped dining space and supplies stacked to the ceiling because there’s little space for anything or anyone. “Everything is a shared accommodation. There isn’t a closet in the place. We’re not even remotely accessible; there are stairs on every level,” says Liz Westcott, a spokesperson for the shelter. The number of women seeking help from Green Haven has almost tripled in the last five years. GuestsRead More

Bitcoin price passes $13,000 US – Business

CBC News Value of cryptocurrency has increased by 1,500 per cent in the past 12 months CBC News Posted: Dec 06, 2017 3:33 PM ET Last Updated: Dec 06, 2017 3:33 PM ET The price of a single bitcoin passed the $13,000 US level for the first time on Wednesday, a gain of $1,000 in less than a day. The value of the world’s most famous cryptocurrency is soaring, up more than 1,500 per cent in the past 12 months alone. Bitcoin is seeing a flurry of interest even asRead More

Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc diagnosed with cancer

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Truck driver won’t face charges over deadly crash

A transport truck driver is not at fault for a collision which left a Rockwood man dead, police say. David McCowan, 49, was killed Nov. 21 when his car and a truck collided on Wellington County Road 124 east of Guelph. The truck driver was treated for minor injuries. Police announced Wednesday that no charges will be laid over the crash, as the truck driver was not at fault. Vehicle malfunction is also not the cause of the crash, police said. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernewsRead More

Essa Road could open by the end of the week

After five months of detours, Essa Road in Barrie could open as early as Friday. Essa has been closed between Anne Street and Burton Avenue, while crews installed new sewers, curbs and sidewalks. Finishing touches to the $9-million project are being made to boulevards and traffic lights. “We are on track and we’re working with the contractor to get the road open by the end of this week,” says Stu Patterson, manager of engineering for the City of Barrie. But that reopen date could change. Snow is in the forecastRead More

Arab, Muslim opposition building to any U.S. nod on Jerusalem

Karin Laub and Josef Federman, The Associated Press Published Tuesday, December 5, 2017 8:36AM EST JERUSALEM — Vociferous Arab and Muslim opposition was building Tuesday to any possible U.S. recognition of the hotly contested city of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Turkey threatened to cut ties with Israel, the Palestinians warned they would halt contacts with their U.S. counterparts — and key Washington ally Saudi Arabia spoke out strongly against such a possible step. Saudi Arabia, a regional powerhouse, is crucial to any White House plans to promote a possible MideastRead More