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Man in critical condition after Red Deer basement fire

A man is in the hospital in critical condition after he was pulled out of a basement on fire in Red Deer Sunday morning. Crews responded to the house fire on Nagel Avenue at 10:08 a.m. Upon arrival, a man was found in the basement of the home. “He was on the floor. When they got down the stairs into the living room area I believe it was, he was face down on the floor, which is pretty common,” Chief Platoon Sheldon Christensen said. “Sometimes a couple of whiffs ofRead More

Non-stop flights from Windsor to Florida have started

If you don’t like the snow and want to head south, starting Saturday Porter Airlines has non-stop flights from Windsor to Florida. Planes will be departing every Saturday to the Orlando Melbourne airport, on the Atlantic coast. The airport is one hour east of Orlando. Flights start at between $400 and $500, which could be more economical than flying out of Detroit. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC

Canadian film out of the running for next year’s Oscars

LOS ANGELES — A Canadian film is out of the running for the best Foreign Language Film category in next year’s Oscars. Historical drama “Hochelaga” had been selected as Canada’s pick for the best foreign-language film category. However “Hochelaga” was not on the list released Thursday of the nine films that were submitted for the next round of voting that will be held next month. “Hochelaga” looks at several centuries of Montreal history through an archeological dig after a sinkhole opens up under Percival-Molson Stadium in Montreal. Canada had finalistsRead More

Rich will get still richer unless policies change: Report

Elaine Kurtenbach, The Associated Press Published Friday, December 15, 2017 5:43AM CST TOKYO — Global inequality has stabilized at high levels in recent years, a report said Friday, despite gains among the poor in China and much milder disparities in incomes and wealth in Western Europe. The World Inequality Report 2018 is based on a massive, interactive collection of data compiled by an international team of researchers that includes renowned economists Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez. It shows inequality has soared since 1980 although the global top “1 per cent”Read More

A weekend of hockey events in Ottawa

The Ottawa Senators and the NHL will be celebrated across Ottawa this weekend. A number of events will be held to mark the 100th anniversary of the first NHL game, including the NHL100 Classic on at Lansdowne. The Senators and Canadiens face-off Saturday night on TD Place.  Fans without tickets are invited to watch the NHL100 Classic at a live viewing party on Parliament Hill. The Senators Alumni Game will be played on the Canada 150 Rink on Parliament Hill tonight. Captains Daniel Alfredsson and Chris Phillips have selected the teamsRead More

Delilah Saunders moving to Toronto hospital for liver assessment: family

N.S. Indigenous activist Delilah Saunders is being transferred to a Toronto hospital as her family fights to get the critically ill Inuk woman a liver transplant. Saunders is the 26-year-old sister of Loretta Saunders who was killed in 2014. She spoke at the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Membertou, N.S. She has struggled with alcohol, and her family said she developed acute liver failure when she took acetaminophen. She is now seriously ill and slipping in and out of consciousness. Earlier this week, her familyRead More

Wrestler turned actor Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson receives star on Walk of Fame

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Professional wrestler turned actor Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson paid tribute to his family on Wednesday as he accepted his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Actor Dwayne Johnson poses on his star after it was unveiled on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, California, U.S., December 13, 2017. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni The ‘Jumanji’ actor, one of the highest paid in Hollywood, struggled to get through his speech with fans chanting “Rocky”, a reference to his wrestling moniker. Johnson, 45, recognized those who helped himRead More

Highway 401 to see overnight closures in Woodstock

Major delays are expected on Highway 401 through Woodstock this week due to a pair of 10-hour closures. The highway is scheduled to close at Highway 59 in both directions at 8 p.m. Wednesday, reopening at 6 a.m. Thursday, with the closure repeating from 8 p.m. Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday. The Highway 59 ramps will be used to take traffic off and back onto the highway. According to Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation, the closure allows for new concrete girders to be installed. The construction work will also see HighwayRead More

CJAD’s Tommy Schnurmacher hangs up fedora and microphone

CTV Montreal Published Wednesday, December 13, 2017 4:18PM EST Last Updated Wednesday, December 13, 2017 4:29PM EST It was a farewell broadcast for a colourful Montreal radio icon Wednesday. After four decades on the radio, CJAD’s Tommy Schnurmacher officially hung up his microphone and fedora. CLICK ON THE VIDEO ABOVE FOR MORE ON TOMMY SCHNURMACHER’S RETIREMENT Schnurmacher was joined by dozens of former colleagues and friends who shared stories on and off-air – as well as a few martinis. Even though they didn’t always see eye to eye on issues,Read More

Some daycares raising prices because of minimum wage hike

Some daycare services are raising their prices to cope with Ontario’s hike to minimum wage.   Amanda Ferguson sends her son to Little Start every morning and after school. She was shocked when she received a notice from the daycare that prices were increasing on Jan. 1. She says she pays $36.75 a day for her son’s category of care. But when the increase happens, she says she will be paying $101.18. “I’m worried about Christmas. I’m worried about the new year. Am I going to be able to affordRead More