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Gas fumes ignited by electric wheelchair blamed for home daycare fire

CTV Barrie Published Friday, October 20, 2017 12:13PM EDT Last Updated Friday, October 20, 2017 12:30PM EDT Gas fumes ignited by an electric wheelchair are being blamed for a fire at a home daycare in south Barrie. The fire started in the garage at the home on Cedar Crescent, near Pine Drive on Thursday afternoon. Barrie fire officials say it started when a man in a wheelchair knocked over a gas tank by accident and the vapours were ignited by the electric wheelchair. The man was able to get outRead More

BRIEF-Baidu signs strategic partnership agreements with Baic Group and King Long

Oct 19 (Reuters) – Baidu Inc: * Baidu signs strategic partnership agreements with Baic Group and King Long to accelerate autonomous driving * Baidu Inc – ‍Baidu and Baic Group to mass produce level 4 autonomous vehicles by 2021​ * Baidu Inc – ‍Baidu and King Long to advance mass production of autonomous buses by 2018​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories, #hourlyweather #Reuters

Father, son injured fighting Saskatchewan fire remain in hospital

A father and son injured fighting a fire on their land near Gull Lake, Sask., are still in a Calgary hospital’s intensive care unit, according to family. Ron Wedrick and his son Evan, who suffered severe burns battling a fire during Tuesday’s windstorm in Saskatchewan and Alberta, are receiving treatment at Foothills Medical Centre from a team of burn-treatment specialists, a statement from the family reads. The two, ages 43 and 25, were first taken to hospitals in Maple Creek, Sask., and then Medicine Hat, Alta., before they were airliftedRead More

MMIWG inquiry makes changes to accommodate more families on third day of hearings in Winnipeg

The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls made changes on the third day of hearings in Winnipeg to allow more families in Manitoba to tell their stories of loss. 120 Manitoba families have registered to give testimony to the inquiry. The inquiry said it will now travel to Norway House for statement gathering from November 7 to 9. On Wednesday, an appearance by the Bear Clan Patrol was also cancelled to allow more time for families to tell their stories. While an interim report is expectedRead More

Wildfire evacuation orders lifted in several southern Alberta communities

A number of wildfires threatened rural communities in southern Alberta on Tuesday and residents who were displaced are returning home to assess the damages. RCMP evacuated residents from 10 communities as well as from a number of farms and acreages. Crews were called to a grassfire south of Highway 901 on the Siksika Nation at about 5:45 P.M. and the fire department evacuated several homes that were in the path of the blaze. Winds pushed the fire into the Strathmore area and more homes were evacuated in Wheatland County beforeRead More

Weather Oct 18/17

Sunshine and warm temperatures settles in across the north. In your seven day forecast, Jessica Gosselin has details. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC

Jury in second day of deliberations concerning Beaulieu-Patry murder

A jury is in its second day of deliberations concerning the fate of Randy Tshilumba. He is charged with the first-degree murder of 20-year-old Clemence Beaulieu-Patry last year as she worked inside a grocery store in Montreal. The Crown says that Tshilumba was obsessed with his victim and had gone to see her at the store on multiple occasions. When he returned on April 10, 2016 he killed her, then spent hours hiding inside a bathroom at a nearby restaurant, and the next day searched the internet for tips onRead More

‘This was murder’: Crown gives closing arguments in Barrett trial

Since the night he and Milan Segota got into a knife fight in the hallway of their Barrie rooming house, Terrence Barrett has spent more than 1,000 days behind bars. On Tuesday, the Crown pushed for Barrett to stay there a lot longer. Crown attorney Fred Temple argued Barrett’s actions were not in self-defence, as the defence told the jury on Monday. The Crown said Barrett stabbed Segota 22 times intending to kill him. “This isn’t a punch or two punches. There are 22 stab wounds: six to the back,Read More

Student petition calls for tuition refund during college strike

CTV Windsor Published Tuesday, October 17, 2017 5:00PM EDT Last Updated Tuesday, October 17, 2017 6:23PM EDT Thousands of people have signed a petition calling for tuition to be refunded to students impacted by a teachers’ strike at Ontario colleges. More than 12,000 staff at 12 Ontario colleges, including professors, instructors, counsellors, and librarians, walked off the job Monday after contract talks broke off between the Ontario Public Services Employees Union and the College Employer Council, which is responsible for bargaining on behalf of colleges. That means more than 500,000Read More

‘It wasn’t right what she did,’: Blind woman befriended, then robbed

A blind woman was heading to Toronto for a doctor’s appointment when she was robbed by a woman who befriended her. The woman, who didn’t want to reveal her real name, planned a trip from her home in Sudbury to Toronto for an appointment with a specialist and wanted to go on her own without the help of her daughter, in an effort to regain some of her independence, she told CTV News Toronto. But her trip took an unexpected turn when she got on a chartered bus and madeRead More