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Surge of support to help Saanich family

The community is rallying in support of a Saanich man battling for his life after being hit by a vehicle on Wednesday. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC

Canadian cities in the hunt for Amazon’s HQ2 — but is it worth the shot? – Business

Aleksandra Sagan It’s like a technology-themed reality TV dating show. Suitor Amazon is on the hunt for a North American city to house what it calls HQ2: a second headquarters. The ideal match will tick off most of a wide-ranging list of requirements that covers practical matters, like available buildings and green space, as well as a certain “je ne said quoi” that, for example, helps it attract tech talent. Many Canadian cities consider Amazon a catch. After all, the tech titan is promising up to 50,000 high-paying jobs and aRead More

Police investigating shooting on Tecumseh Road

Windsor police are investigating a shooting incident that left one person in hospital. Around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday officers responded to reports of a shooting on Tecumseh Road, between Tourangeau and Aubin. Police say one male was shot and taken to hospital, with unknown injuries at this time. One person has been arrested in connection to the shooting, and is tonight in police custody. Windsor police emphasize there is no risk to the public. Ten police cruisers plus the K-9 Unit and the ESU were on the scene. Tecumseh road eastRead More

High hydro rates contributing to manufacturing decline: report

High hydro rates are forcing Ontario’s manufacturing sector into a dark corner, according to a new report. The Fraser Institute says Ontario lost more than 116,000 manufacturing jobs between 2008 and 2015. The report says that 64 per cent of that decline can be attributed to higher electricity prices. John Bamford, owner of Stainless Outfitters, makes steel pieces for boats, range hoods, and even the signature hockey sticks on the side of the Barrie Molson Centre. He says the high cost of hydro is hurting his bottom line. “It affectsRead More

Overnight power outage in Garneau area

High winds are causing power outages in Edmonton Tuesday evening, with one expecting to last until Wednesday morning. An EPCOR crew was called to the Garneau area to deal with a power outage. They said they expect Power to return to the area around 5 a.m. A statement from EPCOR says: “when there is wind at this velocity, outages are likely to occur but EPCOR was prepared for this.” There are also utages that occured Tuesday evening throughout Edmonton and surrounding area: 190th St. to 231st St. and 69th Ave.Read More

Highway 2 crash sends 1 to hospital

CTV Winnipeg Published Tuesday, October 17, 2017 8:06AM CST Last Updated Tuesday, October 17, 2017 8:13AM CST A crash on Highway 2 has sent one person to hospital with minor injuries, RCMP confirmed Tuesday morning. There were four vehicles involved in the collision. The highway was closed in both directions, but was set to reopen around 9 a.m. The crash happened near Starbuck, Man. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC

Liquidation sales expected to start Thursday at Sears

Sears Canada Inc. says executive chairman Brandon Stranzl has resigned from its board of directors following court approval last week for the retailer to begin its liquidation sales. The company says his services are no longer required. Sears Canada has been operating under court protection from creditors since June. Stranzl had led a group that was interested in buying the retailer and turning its fortunes around. However, no deal was reached and the company was granted approval last week to begin the process to liquidate all of its inventory andRead More

Pickup truck’s window shatters after BB gun fired at moving vehicle

At least two vehicles have had their windows shot out after an unidentified culprit fired a BB gun in the city’s northwest. According to police, an investigation is underway after a window on the driver’s side of a pickup truck was shattered shortly before 5:00 p.m. along Shaganappi Trail near Edgemont Boulevard. No one was injured in the incident. Investigators say at least one other vehicle in the area had a window damaged by a BB gun. Police continue to investigate the shootings. Anyone with information regarding the identity ofRead More

Boyle family captivity shows the risks of going to dangerous countries

Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press Published Saturday, October 14, 2017 3:51PM EDT Last Updated Saturday, October 14, 2017 4:27PM EDT TORONTO — Globe-trotters who deliberately flout government travel advisories are actively placing themselves both in harm’s way and beyond the reach of most traditional rescue efforts if disaster strikes, security experts said Saturday. The case of a Canadian man held in captivity in Afghanistan for five years highlights the many risks of venturing into countries where the government has little recourse for helping its citizens. Joshua Boyle and his AmericanRead More

Hitchhiking teen missing since Oct. 2, police express growing concern

The Manitoba RCMP is becoming “very concerned” for a teen last spotted hitchhiking out of Powerview. Taya Guimond, 16, has been missing since Oct. 2, and police said there has been no activity on her social media accounts since early in the morning of Oct. 3, even though she is a regular user. Concern for her safety is growing among both police and Guimond’s family. RCMP said the teen regularly travels to Selkirk and Winnipeg, but always keeps in touch with family, who haven’t heard from her since she wentRead More