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Crude oil leaked after CN train derails in Sturgeon County

Victoria Formanski and Diego Romero, CTV Edmonton Published Sunday, October 22, 2017 3:38PM MDT Last Updated Sunday, October 22, 2017 10:53PM MDT A train derailment in Sturgeon County has caused a crude oil spill near the Sturgeon River. Canadian National Railway said a train headed south derailed at approximately 1:30 p.m. north of Sturgeon Road. They confirmed that 12 loaded cars carrying crude oil derailed, two of them released 50 to 100 litres of product. Environmental teams began cleaning up Sunday evening. “When I walked up to the tracks toRead More


‘No negligence was involved’ after 33-cm plate left inside surgery patient, says report – Montreal

CBC News The complaints commissioner at the Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM) has ruled that an incident where a 33-centimetre metal plate was left in the abdomen of a cancer patient was not caused by negligence on the part of staff. Commissioner Geneviève Frenette wrote in her report that “it seems that no negligence was involved in the event, but rather that it was a failure of procedure.” As a result, the hospital is pledging to update its procedures during surgery. When the error occurred, at the beginning of each operation, anRead More


Hamilton quickest in practice at U.S. Grand Prix

Jim Vertuno, The Associated Press Published Friday, October 20, 2017 5:07PM EDT Last Updated Friday, October 20, 2017 5:58PM EDT AUSTIN, Texas — Lewis Hamilton is driving the Circuit of the Americas like he has won here four times before. The Mercedes driver and Formula One season championship points leader posted the fastest laps in Friday’s two practice sessions for the U.S. Grand Prix, putting more pressure on title rival Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari, who spun into the gravel and completed just 11 laps in the afternoon session. Hamilton’s quickestRead More


The passage of Quebec’s religious neutrality law and what it means for STO

Ted Raymond, Newstalk 580 CFRA Published Thursday, October 19, 2017 1:18PM EDT Last Updated Thursday, October 19, 2017 3:03PM EDT The Société de transport de l’Outaouais says there is no change at this time to their policies regarding the admission of riders, following the passage of Quebec’s religious neutrality law. Bill 62 passed in the National Assembly Wednesday, and would require people to uncover their faces when accessing public services, including transit. In an email, STO spokesperson Céline Gauthier says there is no change to their policies until they learnRead More


Twitter vows to crack down on nude photos tweeted without consent – Technology & Science

The Associated Press Twitter vowed to crack down further on hate speech and sexual harassment, days after CEO Jack Dorsey said in a tweet-storm that the company was “still” not doing enough to protect its users. The policy changes were specifically aimed at protecting women who unknowingly or unwillingly had nude pictures of themselves distributed online or were subject to unwanted sexual advances. They would also aim to shield groups subject to hateful imagery, symbols and threats of violence. In an email Twitter shared with The Associated Press Tuesday, Twitter’sRead More


Omnitrax won’t pay for fix to Churchill rail line despite saying a temporary repair is doable

The company that owns a broken rail line to Churchill says it could restore limited service to the northern Manitoba community within 30 days but it is not willing to pay the bill. Omnitrax Canada president Merv Tweed said a proposal made to Transport Canada earlier this month calls for temporary repairs to 25 sections of the line that were washed out by flooding last spring. “Basically it would put the line into service on a very limited basis. It wouldn’t be available to passenger traffic,” Tweed said Tuesday inRead More


Self-driving cars could ease traffic, but increase sprawl – Business

The Associated Press A new study inspired by Boston’s early experiments with self-driving cars finds that the technology could ease congestion, but might also lead to more cars on the road and further encourage urban sprawl. The report, released Tuesday by the Boston Consulting Group and the World Economic Forum, is a mostly optimistic take on how autonomous vehicles could change cities. Three companies are now testing self-driving cars in Boston’s Seaport District. One of them, NuTonomy, has also partnered with ride-hailing service Lyft to research how passengers book andRead More


Watch Live at 8 & 11 PM – Coverage of 2017 Calgary Civic Election

CTV Calgary Staff Published Monday, October 16, 2017 2:14PM MDT Last Updated Monday, October 16, 2017 2:25PM MDT CTV Calgary is your source for real-time results and analysis on election night! Join us on TV and online beginning at 8 PM for live coverage of the 2017 Calgary Civic Election. WATCH CTV NEWS CALGARY ONLINE & ON AIR FOLLOW CTV CALGARY’S REPORTERS ON TWITTER FOR COVERAGE FROM THE ACROSS THE CITY CALGARY MAYOR AND COUNCILLOR RESULTS LETHBRIDGE AND MEDICINE HAT MAYOR AND COUNCILLOR RESULTS FOR COMPLETE COVERAGE OF THE 2017Read More


Joshua Boyle offers update on children

CTVNews.ca Staff Published Sunday, October 15, 2017 1:05PM EDT Last Updated Sunday, October 15, 2017 2:20PM EDT Freed Canadian hostage Joshua Boyle says that his boys are “improving” after years spent as hostages in Afghanistan. The traumatized family arrived in Toronto on Friday, five years after Boyle and his American wife, Caitlan Coleman, were abducted by the Taliban-linked Haqqani Network. The couple and three children born to them while in captivity have been staying with Boyle’s parents in Smith Falls, Ont. A baby girl died shortly before Pakistani commandos rescuedRead More


Getting ready to host the world’s best curlers

Preparations in North Bay underway as the city is set to host the World Women’s Curling Championships in March. Joey Slattery reports. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC