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Crews battle major structure fire in Bridgewater

CTV Atlantic Published Monday, October 23, 2017 8:40AM ADT Last Updated Monday, October 23, 2017 8:42AM ADT Emergency crews are on scene of a major structure fire at the former Cleve’s building in Bridgewater, N.S. The Bridgewater Police Service tweeted late Sunday evening that several fire departments responded to the scene on King Street. Structure on king st please void the area allow emerg personel to do their job — Bridgewater Police (@policenews) October 23, 2017 Multi agency response teamwork thx to all he volunteers #first responds — Bridgewater PoliceRead More


Woman in hospital after being struck by streetcar in west end

Joshua Freeman, CTV News Toronto Published Sunday, October 22, 2017 10:41PM EDT Last Updated Sunday, October 22, 2017 10:44PM EDT A woman has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after being struck by a streetcar in the city’s Niagara neighbourhood. It happened at King and Niagara streets at around 8:20 p.m. A woman believed to be in her 20s was transported to a trauma centre in serious but non-life-threatening condition, Toronto Paramedic Services said. King Street was closed at Niagara following the collision, but has since reopened. Source linkRead More


One dead after police involved shooting in North Battleford

One person is dead after an RCMP involved shooting in North Battleford on Saturday night. A call came in at 8:55 p.m. from a man reporting that he was being chased by vehicle, and occupants of that vehicle were shooting at him. Police located the vehicle and started a brief pursuit, which ended shortly afterwards as the suspects’ vehicle rammed into a police vehicle and became immobilized near the intersection of 15th Ave. and 105th St. in North Battleford. RCMP said in a news release that after the pursuit, oneRead More


Police, government taking action against sexual assault

In the wake of multiple allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct against well-known Quebecers this week, Montreal police have set up a telephone hotline for this wishing to make complaints. Police are urging people who believe they have been the victim of sexual assault or a similar crime to call 514-280-2079 . That line will be staffed from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday to Friday. People can also visit their local police station to file a complaint — and in case of emergency should always call 9-1-1. This weekRead 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


B.C. mayor: Workers were doing maintenance when killed at B.C. arena

FERNIE, B.C. — The mayor of a small city in southeastern British Columbia says three workers were doing routine maintenance at the ice rink when they were killed by a suspected ammonia leak. Fernie Mayor Mary Giuliano has not identified the dead, but says two of them were local residents. The third was an out-of-town contractor for the company handling maintenance on the ice-making equipment at the Fernie Memorial Arena. A state of emergency remains in effect in Fernie after the leak, which happened just after noon on Tuesday. GiulianoRead More


In Weinstein’s wake, is Hollywood truly capable of change?

Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press Published Monday, October 16, 2017 10:01AM EDT Last Updated Monday, October 16, 2017 10:14AM EDT LOS ANGELES — “That’s how it works,” actress and director Sarah Polley recalls Harvey Weinstein saying to her years ago in his office. If she agreed to a “very close relationship” with him she could go on to be a star and win awards, he said. He told her that a famous actress had once sat in her seat and that her success was because of their “close relationship,” sheRead More


Sears Canada announces it won’t honour warranties starting Thursday

The Canadian Press Published Monday, October 16, 2017 8:31AM CST Last Updated Monday, October 16, 2017 9:24AM CST Sears Canada announced Monday that it will not honour Sears Protection Agreements to customers starting on Thursday. The company said that most merchandise comes with a one-year manufacturer’s warranty. This will still be available to the customers directly from the manufacturer. Customers will be entitled to refunds on protection agreements that have been purchased within the last 30 days, the company said. Delivery service will continue until Nov. 30. The company willRead More


Soccer: Indonesian fans mourn death of keeper in collision with team mate

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesian soccer fans are mourning the death of Choirul Huda, the long-term goalkeeper and captain of top flight side Lamongan FC, usually known as Persela, following a collision with a team mate during a weekend match at their stadium in East Java. Video footage showed Huda slamming into team mate Ramon Rodrigues in the 43rd minute of Sunday’s game in the Go-Jek Traveloka league. Rodrigues’ knee had accidentally collided with Huda’s chest in the incident, said the club’s media officer Andika Hangga Pramana. The 38-year-old was takenRead More


Prairie Lily finally lifted from river

The Prairie Lily has been temporarily lifted from the South Saskatchewan river to undergo a mandated inspection of its hull. Pulling the 70-tonne ship from the water proved to be difficult. The vessel was initially set to be moved on Thursday, but the moved was delayed in favour of further planning. An attempt to movie it on Friday was unsuccessful after the bilge keels, which prevent the boat from tipping, failed to align with the trailer. This is the first time the Prairie Lily has come out of the waterRead More