today’s national news headlines


Man shares story of falling into icy water in rural Manitoba

73-year-old Ken McInnes is tough. It’s not just because he hauls and chops wood and still works on the family farm. McInnes walked away from a crash that sent him off a bridge and into icy water in rural Manitoba. It happened Friday morning in the RM of Dufferin on Road 18W north of Highway 3, about a 20 minute drive from his home in St. Claude. McInnes was delivering a trailer when he said he hit a patch of ice approaching the crossing. He along with the trailer andRead More

Bill to end five-week Ontario college strike passes

Ontario legislated college faculty back to work on Sunday, ending a five-week strike and paving the way for students to return to class on Tuesday. Colleges are extending their semesters so students don’t lose their terms, but trying to condense five missed weeks into roughly two extra ones will be very stressful, student advocates say. “It’s going to be a very busy rest of the semester for students,” said Joel Willett, president of the College Student Alliance. “They have indicated to us that they are very frustrated.” The group isRead More

Osborne Village board game helping to fund gas station theatre

A board game at a Winnipeg convention is raising money for the Gas Station Art Centre. Villageopoly, which is a Monopoly-based game that focuses on Osborne Village businesses, was on display Saturday at JimCon, a tabletop games convention going on at Bronx Park Community Centre this weekend. All the proceeds from the sales of the game go towards the art centre on River Avenue, which is currently undergoing a renovation. “It’s been such a pleasure working with all the businesses and being able to create something like this,” said KamillahRead More

Argentina says it may have received signals from missing sub

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Argentina’s Navy detected seven brief satellite calls late Saturday that officials believe may have come from a submarine with 44 crew members that hadn’t been heard from in three days. The communication attempts “indicate that the crew is trying to re-establish contact, so we are working to locate the source of the emissions,” the Navy said on its Twitter account. “The calls of a short duration, between 4 and 36 seconds, were received between 10:52 and 10:42 on Saturday at different bases.” Argentine authorities clarified thatRead More

Manitoba premier explains how he got injured in New Mexico

Rob Drinkwater, The Canadian Press Published Saturday, November 18, 2017 8:32PM EST WINNIPEG — Manitoba’s premier is giving some more details about a wilderness hike in New Mexico where he broke his arm and became lost. Brian Pallister has refused to do media interviews about the ordeal, which happened on Monday but was only revealed to the public on Friday. Instead, he and his wife, Esther, answered questions posed by a member of his staff in a video posted on Facebook that’s just over four minutes long. Pallister says theRead More

U.S. destroyer slightly damaged in collision with tug off Japan: U.S. Navy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. guided-missile destroyer, USS Benfold,, sustained slight damage when a Japanese tug drifted into it during a towing exercise off central Japan on Saturday, the U.S. Navy said. “No one was injured on either vessel and Benfold sustained minimal damage, including scrapes on its side, pending a full damage assessment,” a statement from the U.S. Seventh Fleet said. “Benfold remains at sea under her own power. The Japanese commercial tug is being towed by another vessel to a port in Yokosuka. The incident will be investigated,”Read More

Shelving the beet juice: Barrie to use molasses to help de-ice roads

The City of Barrie is putting away the beet juice and is taking out the molasses to combat icy roads. The city has started using a mix of molasses and magnesium chloride, which they say is less corrosive and reduces the use of salt. “What we’re doing is not only to create efficiencies; it’s to save the environment,” says Dave Friary, director of roads, parks and fleet for the city. The trucks are filled with salt and then the pre-wet liquid tanks are filled with the molasses mix. It thenRead More

EPS request public’s help to find missing man

Edmonton police are asking for the public’s assistance to locate a 41-year-old man who went missing in early November. Chad Stevenson was last seen in the Cy Becker neighbourhood on Tuesday, November 17 at approximately 6 p.m. Police said his disappearance is out of character and there are concerns for his well-being. The 41-year-old is described as white, six-feet and 250 pounds. Stevenson has blue eyes, short, salt-and-peppered coloured hair and facial hair. Stevenson may be driving a 2006 maroon Pontiac Montana with Alberta license plate BVT 8016, police said.Read More

Exclusive: Toshiba set to OK $5 billion injection on Monday to stay listed – sources

TOKYO (Reuters) – Toshiba Corp (6502.T) will decide on Monday to raise some $5 billion from overseas investors, allowing the troubled conglomerate remain a publicly traded company even if the sale of a key business is delayed, two people with direct knowledge of the process said. FILE PHOTO: A logo of Toshiba Corp is seen on a printed circuit board in this photo illustration taken in Tokyo July 31, 2012. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao/File Photo Toshiba, reeling from the bankruptcy of its U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse Co in the wake of anRead More

No timetable for fully connecting Highway 8 to Highway 401

CTV Kitchener Published Thursday, November 16, 2017 6:09PM EST Last Updated Thursday, November 16, 2017 6:41PM EST If you’re driving between Waterloo Region and Toronto, you can go directly between Highway 401 and Highway 8 without having to mix with city traffic. If you’re going in the other direction, maybe to Woodstock or from London, that isn’t the case. Those drivers have to get between the two highways via King Street East – a former highway itself, which has seen its traffic volumes increase significantly over the past 20 yearsRead More