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Plane crashes in Saskatchewan with 25 people on board, no fatalities

The Canadian Press Published Wednesday, December 13, 2017 9:43PM EST Last Updated Wednesday, December 13, 2017 11:05PM EST FOND DU LAC, Sask. – RCMP say a plane with 25 people on board has crashed in northern Saskatchewan. Police say the plane crashed shortly after taking off around 6:15 p.m. Wednesday at the Fond du Lac airport. Mounties said the aircraft went down about one kilometre from the airstrip. Emergency first responders helped the 22 passengers and three crew members. One of the passengers is an infant. “With that many peopleRead More

Former Calgary Flames defenceman Zarley Zalapski dead at 49

The Calgary Flames are extending condolences to the family of Zarley Zalapski, a former Calgary Flames defenceman, who died Tuesday at the age of 49. Zalapski played with the Pittsburgh Penguins, Hartford Whalers and Philadelphia Flyers before he was eventually traded to the Calgary Flames. He ended up playing for the team from 1993 to 1998. He returned to live in Calgary after his retirement in 2010. Ken King, President of the Calgary Flames, released the following statement on Tuesday. “We are deeply saddened with the news of Zarley’s passing.Read More

France’s Macron says world is losing battle against climate change – World

The Associated Press French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday told dozens of world leaders and company bosses gathered at a summit in Paris that “we are losing the battle” against climate change.  “We’re not moving quick enough. We all need to act,” Macron said, seeking to breathe new life into efforts to combat climate change after President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of an international accord brokered in the French capital two years ago.  ‘We’re not moving quick enough. We all need to act.’ – French President Emmanuel Macron More than 50 world leaders, as wellRead More

Salvation Army in desperate need of donations for hamper program

The London Salvation Army is hoping for a Christmas miracle because the cupboards and tables are bare at the Western Fair’s Progress Building. Donations are desperately needed to ensure 7000 kids in London have something under the tree Christmas morning. The greatest need is for new unwrapped toys, games, craft sets along with winter hats and mitts for children 0 to 2 and 8-12. Donations can be made at any London fire station, White Oaks Mall, Masonville Place and Westmount Mall as well as directly at the Progress Building. SourceRead More

Two suspects in robbery case in Regina

Regina Police Service is looking for more information after two suspects threatened a man with a weapon, in an attempt to take his vehicle. Police say it happened around 1:15 a.m., on the 300 Block of Rae Street on Saturday, December 9, 2017. The suspects did not end up taking the vehicle, and the victim was not injured. There is also no description of the suspects available. Anyone with information that could assist police in this investigation is asked to contact the Regina Police Service at 306-777-6500, or your localRead More

Lilly’s stomach cancer drug meets main goal, but fails to improve survival rate

(Reuters) – Eli Lilly & Co said on Friday a late-stage trial testing its drug, Cyramza, as a gastric cancer treatment met the main goal of preventing the disease from advancing, but failed its secondary target of improving overall survival rates. The company said it would not seek a regulatory approval based on the results. The study tested Cyramza in combination with other drugs as a first-line treatment for patients with advanced forms of gastric cancer, which is estimated to result in the deaths of nearly 11,000 people in theRead More

Nova Chemicals plans $2 billion facility in Sarnia-Lambton

CTV London Published Friday, December 8, 2017 2:15PM EST Last Updated Friday, December 8, 2017 5:27PM EST A $2 billion polyethylene facility planned by Nova Chemicals just outside of Sarnia will create 145 new jobs, as well as 1,400 indirect jobs in the region. The announcement, made at Lambton College Friday, said Nova will invest $2.2 billion with the province contributing $100 million. Nova will also expand its existing ethylene manufacturing plant to supply the new facility. It will enhance its industry-leading manufacturing technology to improve product performance and increaseRead More

RCMP investigating after third shooting in Portage la Prairie this week

RCMP said no one was hurt when a residence in Portage la Prairie was shot at Thursday morning. It happened at about 4:35 a.m. in the area of Oak Bay. Police said the home was damaged, but no one inside was hit.  “What we need the public to know is that these are not random events and the RCMP has increased resources in the area to patrol as well as to assist with the ongoing investigations,” said S/Sgt Rob Vachon, commander of the Portage la Prairie detachment. RCMP ask anyoneRead More

Police search for ‘armed and dangerous’ man in Grey County

Kids at a Grey County school were kept inside past the end of the school day Thursday as police searched for a man they described as “armed and dangerous.” Grey County OPP say they received a report of a man with a gun on Side Road 5 near the community of Desboro, about 30 kilometres north of Hanover, shortly before 3 p.m. Roads in the area were closed as police searched for the man. Some kids were also kept at the nearby Sullivan Community School past 4:30 p.m. The roadsRead More

NHL scores: Andersen stars as Leafs beat Flames 2-1 in shootout

TORONTO – Frederik Andersen made 47 saves in regulation and overtime and stopped three more shots in a shootout in Toronto’s 2-1 victory over Calgary. William Nylander scored the winner in the fourth round of the shootout, deking to the backhand to beat Mike Smith. Morgan Rielly scored in regulation for the Maple Leafs. Toronto improved to 18-10-1 and moved into second place in the Eastern Conference, three points behind Tampa Bay. Mark Giordano scored for Calgary, and Smith stopped 28 shots. The Flames have dropped three in a row.Read More