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Driver charged after car slams into St. Thomas house

A 28-year-old man is facing charges after he allegedly drove into a house in St. Thomas early Sunday morning. Police say the crash happened around 3 a.m. when the driver lost control at the corner of Ross St. and Hemlock St. The car then crashed through a fence and into the side of a house. The crash damaged the house, leaving it with a hole and no hydro. The male driver and a female passenger attempted to flee the scene but were arrested a short distance away. Police say theRead More

Prison term dropped for Scottish man in Dubai bar dispute

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A three-month prison sentence has been dropped for a Scottish man over touching another man’s buttocks in a dispute at a Dubai bar, an activist group said Monday. Radha Stirling of Detained in Dubai said Jamie Harron’s passport was returned by police on Monday and that he was planning to leave the sheikhdom soon. The decision came only days after a Dubai court ordered 27-year-old Harron imprisoned over the incident. Dubai police and the Dubai Media Office did not immediately respond to a request forRead More

Residents forced from homes due to ammonia leak in Fernie, B.C. allowed to return

FERNIE, B.C. — A community in southeastern British Columbia is trying to move forward following a deadly ammonia leak at an ice rink last week. Ninety-five people were allowed to return to their homes in Fernie, B.C., on Sunday, five days after they were forced to leave when a toxic gas leaked at the Fernie Memorial Arena, killing three men. Wayne Hornquist, 59, and Lloyd Smith, 52, worked for the City of Fernie while 46-year-old Jason Podloski worked for refrigeration company CIMCO. Fire Chief Ted Ruiter said on Sunday thatRead More

Protestors call on government to cancel new N.B. health care programs

CTV Atlantic Published Saturday, October 21, 2017 7:03PM ADT Last Updated Saturday, October 21, 2017 7:05PM ADT Nearly 100 people gathered in Sackville, New Brunswick to protest the privatization of two new health care programs Saturday. The province says the changes will take effect in 2018, but groups and especially seniors say they’re left with too many unanswered questions. Retired nurse, Shirley Oliver managed the Tantramar branch of the extramural program for 16 years and says she fears the local branch could be closed once the program is taken over.Read More

Weyburn RCMP investigates after a break and enter

Weyburn RCMP responded to an alarm at a business on Main Street in Midale Thursday, it has now been confirmed that it was a break and enter. Items stolen include beer and cigarettes; the investigation is ongoing. If you have any information you are asked to call the Weyburn RCMP 306-848-4640 or Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).  Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC

Ottawa Police issue warrant for Toronto man in connection with Caldwell Ave. homicide

Ted Raymond, Newstalk 580 CFRA Published Friday, October 20, 2017 6:29PM EDT Last Updated Friday, October 20, 2017 6:37PM EDT Ottawa Police have issued a warrant for a Toronto man in connection with the shooting death of an Ottawa man last month. Hamzeh Serhan was shot and killed in broad daylight on Caldwell Avenue on September 20, 2017. Ottawa Police say they’re now looking for information on the whereabouts of 20-year-old Farah Handule (pictured). He is described as 6’1″ (185cm), 150 lbs (68 kg) with a dark complexion. Handule isRead More

Loaded gun taken off the street in bust

London police have laid 28 charges in a drugs and gun bust in which a loaded weapon was seized. Police executed a search warrant at three separate London addresses Thursday. Residences on Wonderland Road, Platts Lane and Richmond Street were raided. Among items seized was a loaded 40 caliber rifle, cocaine press, hydromorphone tablets, oxycodone and $22,000 in cash. Six people in London were charged, along with residents from Etobicoke and Hamilton. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news todayRead More

Japan votes: Incumbent PM Abe appears headed to victory

Ken Moritsugu, The Associated Press Published Friday, October 20, 2017 9:13PM EDT Last Updated Friday, October 20, 2017 9:27PM EDT TOKYO — Japan’s leader may have made the right call after all, if not for his country than for himself. Media polls indicate Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition will handily win a general election Sunday, possibly even retaining its two-thirds majority in the more powerful lower house of parliament. Japanese voters may not love Abe, but they appear to want to stick with what they know, rather than handRead More

Justin Trudeau: Governments shouldn’t tell people what to wear

ALMA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau again waded into the debate on Quebec’s Bill 62 on Friday, saying governments should not be telling women what to wear and what not to wear. “I will always stand up for Canadians’ rights,’ he said in Alma. “I will always stand up for the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. It is what Canadians expect of me. “As I’ve said a number of times as well, I don’t think it should be the government’s business to tell a woman what she should or shouldn’tRead More

Premier signals plan for libel lawsuit against PC leader

Ontario’s premier says she is taking another step toward a defamation lawsuit against the province’s Opposition leader. Kathleen Wynne’s lawyer demanded in a letter last month that Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown retract comments suggesting the premier is personally on trial. That letter came minutes before Wynne testified as a witness at a trial in Sudbury, Ont., involving two provincial Liberals facing Election Act bribery charges. The day before, Brown had said to reporters that he hoped Wynne would give answers about the scandal “maybe when she stands trial” andRead More