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Community groups want CDN-NDG to get tough with slumlords

Community groups are calling on the borough of Cote-des-Neiges -NDG to get tough with slumlords. They say housing in the borough has to be safer and healthier, claiming poor housing conditions are causing many health problems, including in young children. According to the Montreal Public Health Department, 38 per cent of rental housing units in CDN- NDG with children six months old to 12 years old had excessive humidity or mould and that can lead to asthma. Cockroaches were found in 23 per cent of homes with children in CoteRead More

Lakeland residents call for crime watch

Some residents in Saskatchewan’s Lakeland region are calling for a new or revamped crime watch program as frustrations over break-ins, vehicles thefts and other crimes grow in the area. Nearly 150 people, including RCMP, conservation and bylaw officers, gathered in Christopher Lake on Thursday night to discuss ways to curb rural crime in the Lakeland region — Christopher Lake, Emma Lake and Anglin Lake — and the nearby rural municipalities of Paddockwood, Buckland and Meath Park. Elaine McMillan, an organizer of the meeting, said crime has been steady for theRead More

Bringing wild rice back to Lake Simcoe a century after it disappeared

A century after it disappeared, a small group is trying to reintroduce native wild rice to Lake Simcoe. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry has spent part of the week in a shallow bay near the mouth of the Talbot River. The water here is less than a metre deep, perfect they say for wild rice. “If envisioned what it looked like back then I would look at an areas like Cook’s Bay and see vast areas of beautiful wild rice,” says Wil Wegman. Wegman and his team haveRead More

Police trying to locate suspect in armed robbery

Edmonton police are asking for the public’s help to find a suspect in a weekend robbery and home invasion in the city’s west end. Police said Jason Roberts, 37, was wanted in connection to an armed robbery and home invasion that police said took place Saturday, October 14 in west Edmonton. EPS said Roberts is considered armed and dangerous, and should not be approached – it’s believed he could be in either west or downtown Edmonton. Roberts is described as: 172.5 cm (5’8”) tall 59 kg (130 lbs) Caucasian maleRead More

‘We need to find him’: Montreal woman heads to Peru to search for missing son

A Montreal woman is travelling to Peru to search for her son, who hasn’t been heard from since preparing to embark on a four-day trek in the South American country. Jesse Galganov, 22, has been missing since Sept. 29. He was reportedly last seen that morning checking out of a hostel in the town of Huaraz.  Galganov’s mother, Alisa Clamen, last heard from him via text message on Sept. 28. He had been preparing to go on a long trek and told her he would be unreachable for about fourRead More

New sports hijabs hit the hardwood at Winnipeg high school

Two Muslim high school students are sidelining controversy with an innovative addition to their school basketball uniforms — sports hijabs complete with their team logo. The student-led initiative at Winnipeg’s Dakota Collegiate is believed to be the second of its kind in Canada. Amina Mohamed started bouncing around the idea to seek out a more functional design for her religious headwear after an official called her aside before a game last year. “There was a little controversy about the pin that I usually put in here,” she told CTV Winnipeg,Read More

Missing Enfield teen found safe after three weeks: RCMP

After three weeks, Nova Scotia RCMP say 15-year-old Mackenzie Eagles was located Saturday and is safe. Eagles was reported missing from her grandfather’s home in Enfield on September 23. Her bike and helmet were located on Oct.1, by a family member near the airport along Highway 102 and there was nothing to indicate she had been involved in a collision. The RCMP would like to thank the public for their assistance, shares and retweets on social media. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast topRead More

Former city councillor weighs in on mayoral race

A former city councillor is weighing in on the mayoral race in Edmonton. Kim Krushell stepped away from office four years ago and she has been weighing in on the current election. After a recent poll of 800 random Edmontonians contacted over the course of two days by mainstreet research, they found 46 percent plan to cast their ballot for Iveson. “Most voters are looking for somebody who is going to provide stability to the city, you know, is qualified for the job, who has an understanding of how theRead More

Colleges release statement criticizing union’s latest offer

Ontario college negotiators bargaining with OPSEU say they are disappointed by the union’s latest proposal. “The union is only tinkering with its proposals and not making the substantive changes needed to get a deal,” Sonia Del Missier, chair of the colleges’ bargaining team, said in a statement. “The colleges’ final offer is now the only path to a settlement that would avoid a strike.” OPSEU, representing faculty at Ontario’s 24 public colleges has set a strike deadline of 12:01 a.m. on Monday. Del Missier said her team’s final offer isRead More

Accused Lindhout kidnapper admitted receiving $10,000 of ransom: RCMP officer – Ottawa

The Canadian Press An undercover Mountie says Ali Omar Ader admitted receiving $10,000 in ransom money for his role in the kidnapping of Amanda Lindhout in Somalia. The RCMP officer, who cannot be legally identified, is telling an Ontario court today about how he posed as a businessman to gain Ader’s confidence and promise him a book-publishing contract. Lindhout was a freelance journalist from Red Deer, Alta., when she and Australian photographer Nigel Brennan were grabbed by masked men near Mogadishu in August 2008 while working on a story. Ader,Read More