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City to present final bid to host Police and Fire Games

CTV Windsor Published Thursday, November 23, 2017 5:17PM EST Last Updated Thursday, November 23, 2017 6:11PM EST After hosting a number of high-profile sports tourism events like the FINA world swimming and diving championships and the Memorial Cup. Now, Windsor is looking at the next big opportunity. The City of Windsor is hoping the selection committee for the CAN-AM Police and Fire Games chooses Windsor — over Lethbridge, and Lubbock, Texas for the right to host the event in 2022. “We’re getting close to the final step in that process,Read More


Park Ex business owners fight gentrification

Business owners at the corner of Ogilvy Ave. and Hutchison St. in Park Extensions are getting the boot. Their landlord has given them notice that the mixed-use building is going to be transformed into apartments, with no room for merchants. Vathany Srikandrajah has been running Sri Durca furniture in the same location for 22 years. She said other tenants began moving out earlier this year, and that’s having an effect on customers. “People know this place is closing down so even though I am here, there are not sure thatRead More


Restaurants collecting socks for the homeless

Restaurateurs around Montreal are collecting socks for the homeless for the fourth year in a row. Ten restaurants are taking part in the sock drive led by David Ferguson, the chef at Gus. This year’s drive began with a Socks for Bubbly event at his restaurant as diners were asked to donate socks before eating dinner. For the next week those who bring a pair of socks to Gus will get a glass of sparkling wine in exchange. Ferguson began the annual sock drive after learning how necessary socks workRead More


Car accident requires extrication | CTV Saskatoon News

The Saskatoon Fire Department says two individuals were taken to the hospital as a result of a collision at the intersection of Avenue C and Circle Drive on Sunday afternoon.  Two Engines and one Rescue Unit found the car and the truck badly damaged.  The truck driver is safe. However, the passenger car had two occupants trapped inside. Crews helped the driver exit but extrication was used on the passenger door to enable the second occupant to exit the car.  Both occupants were taken to the hospital but injuries remainRead More


Sudbury parade float ready to roll

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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


Strong predawn earthquake jolts Tibet; no casualties – Sharing #ABC #News Feed

A predawn 6.9 magnitude earthquake jolted a remote corner of Tibet early Saturday, with no reported casualties. The China Earthquake Administration placed the epicenter at Nyingchi in China’s Tibet Autonomous Region near China’s disputed border with India. The area is sparsely populated and known for its soaring Himalayan peaks and sacred Tibetan sites. China’s official Xinhua News Agency reported that several homes were damaged but no casualties have been reported. A resident in Milin county who gave her surname as Ma said her family was in bed when they feltRead More


Notorious Mafia ‘boss of bosses’ Toto Riina dead at 87

MILAN – Mafia ‘boss of bosses’ Salvatore ‘Toto’ Riina has died in the hospital while serving multiple life sentences as the mastermind of a bloody strategy to assassinate Italian prosecutors and law enforcement trying to bring down the Cosa Nostra, Italian media reported Friday. He was 87. Riina died hours after the Justice Minister had allowed his family members bedside visits Thursday, which was his birthday, after he had been placed in a medically induced coma. Italian media said his health had deteriorated following two recent surgeries. Riina, one ofRead More


Police attempt to identify possible witness to fatal assault in Kingsland

The Calgary Police Service has released a photograph of an unknown woman who may hold information in connection with the death of 30-year-old Jordan Gregory Frydenlund. On the evening of October 27, Frydenlund was the victim of an assault in the 700 block of 67 Avenue Southwest that proved fatal. Investigators previously identified Jonathan Sylvanus Francis Sylvester as a person of interest in connection with the attack and have yet to locate him for questioning. On Wednesday, police released the photograph of a woman who they believe may have witnessedRead More


Lafarge Canada seeks approval for plan to burn tires as energy at N.S. plant

HALIFAX — Lafarge Canada is seeking industrial approval to burn tires as fuel at a Nova Scotia cement plant. The company filed for the approval today from the Environment Department to burn tires as a low carbon fuel at its Brookfield plant in Colchester County. The department says it is reviewing the application and has 60 days to make a decision on the one-year pilot project. Environment Minister Iain Rankin, who approved the company’s environmental assessment in July, has called the project a good way of reducing coal use atRead More