An evening cleaning trailers in a parking lot in Amherst, N.S., quickly turned dangerous after a trailer containing a pressure washer burst into flames and burned through three other transport truck trailers and a pickup truck before it could be put out. "All three were fully involved.They all had flames coming out of various spots within the trailers," said Amherst fire chief Greg Jones. The fire quickly spread to three 16-metre-long trailers and a pickup truck towing the trailer with the pressure washer, all of which were destroyed. Three other transport truck trailers were also damaged in the fire. The pickup truck towing the trailer with the pressure washer was also destroyed in the fire.
May 22, 2018 10:41 UTC
When excavators roll onto the Province House grounds to begin a major garden project, an archaeologist will be there keeping a keen eye on each shovelful of dirt. Province House now sits in what was the centre of some of the early settlements. The bones unearthed at Province House, however, turned out to be sheep and chicken bones. An archeological report suggests that toys, ceramics and tools could be buried beneath the gardens at Province House. Province House, which took eight years to complete — at a cost more than double the original estimate — held its first legislature on Feb. 11, 1819.
May 22, 2018 09:56 UTC
Toronto police have arrested and charged a 22-year-old man in connection with two stabbings this past Sunday, one on a TTC bus and another in a subway station. Police had warned the public the man should be considered armed and dangerous. The first stabbing occurred early Sunday morning, at about 3:40 a.m. on a bus in Etobicoke. A man was left in serious condition after a stabbing in the pedestrian tunnel at Spadina station. (CBC)About 12 hours later, at 4 p.m., the same suspect is alleged to be responsible for stabbing a man in the pedestrian tunnel at Spadina station.
May 22, 2018 09:45 UTC
If you'd been hoping that Quebec's political parties would simply pass by the immigration debate on their way to the Oct. 1 election, then the last few days have probably been rough. It included proposals to require immigrants to pass a values and language test, or face being reported to Canadian immigration officials. This is not to suggest that a debate about immigration is not worth having. But the findings from this study raise the question of whether the terms of the current immigration debate are at all relevant to the generation that will have to live with its consequences. The province's youth have moved on to the next question: What are we going to accomplish together?
May 22, 2018 09:00 UTC
Their groundbreaking genetic research has added decades to the lives of people at risk of sudden heart attacks. It's estimated that 80 per cent of men and 20 per cent of women who have it die of a sudden heart attack before the age of 50. Electrical failureCardiologist Sean Connors says the sudden heart attacks are caused by electrical trouble. Memorial University researchers have mapped out pedigrees for more than 25 Newfoundland families who have lost members to sudden, fatal heart failures. That led to legislation that requires that all health research conducted in Newfoundland and Labrador is locally reviewed by the Health Research Ethics Authority.
May 22, 2018 08:26 UTC
Pack away the sun glasses and grab your umbrella. After a sunny and warm Victoria Day, expect a grey and potentially rainy start to your work week. The temperature will still be fairly warm with a high of 19 C.But some showers could start as early as noon, and carry on throughout the afternoon. The sunset could show itself later in the evening once the clouds begin to clear up. It's looking sunny Wednesday, Thursday and Friday but there is a chance of showers for Ottawa Race Weekend, the Great Glebe Garage Sale and other outdoor events on Saturday and Sunday.
May 22, 2018 08:00 UTC
A Fredericton-based developer who bought dozens of older apartment houses in Saint John says he's sent his renovation crew home for a few days while he considers whether to quit the city. Dave Loten, the chief operating officer for PMV Canada, says the city is too quick to enforce demolition orders on older properties. CBC News has learned the municipality now has open bylaw enforcement files on six other vacant PMV properties on either Main or Albert streets in the north end. "I've decided that until I come to a decision on how to deal with the City of Saint John and whether it's worth dealing with the City of Saint John, I just pulled the guys out," said Loten. Dave Loten, the PMV Canada chief operating officer, says he's considering his options and may pull the company out of Saint John.
May 22, 2018 07:52 UTC
TOKYO — Electronics and entertainment company Sony Corp. said Tuesday it plans to spend $2.3 billion acquiring an additional 60 per cent stake in EMI Music Publishing, home to the Motown catalogue and contemporary artists like Kanye West, Alicia Keys and Pharrell Williams. Outlining the company’s revamped strategy to strengthen both its hardware and its creative content, Yoshida said Sony plans to invest 1 trillion yen ($9 billion) mostly in image sensors over the next three years. Image sensors are used in many products including medical imaging equipment, cameras, radar, sonar and autonomous driving safety systems. Yoshida said the company’s lead in sensors is crucial for evolving technologies like self-driving cars and artificial intelligence. He said Sony’s CMOS image sensor excels in its speed, lighting range and absence of noise.
May 22, 2018 05:26 UTC
MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Twins designated pitcher Phil Hughes for assignment on Monday night, an expensive decision to dump the right-hander after continued struggles recovering from rib surgeries. Hughes, who is making $13.2 million this season and due the same salary in 2019, has a 6.75 ERA in 12 innings. Twins manager Paul Molitor said Hughes was not asked to accept a minor league demotion. Hughes went 16-10 with a 3.52 ERA in 32 starts with 186 strikeouts in 209 2/3 innings in 2014. Since 2016, Hughes is 5-10 with a 5.99 ERA with 162 hits allowed in 124 2/3 innings.
May 22, 2018 04:40 UTC
AUSTIN, Texas — A key Texas runoff for a U.S. House seat will test whether the national Democratic Party’s establishment can overcome an insurgent wing more openly hostile to President Donald Trump. Democrats say Texas conservatives don’t dare cross the National Rifle Association by considering tighter firearm limits. Their party’s candidates generally agree on gun control, meanwhile, so there isn’t much debate during the runoff races. Fletcher, a former Planned Parenthood board member, beat Moser during Texas’ March 6 primary. National Democrats worry that she is unelectable against Culberson — who otherwise might be vulnerable since his district narrowly voted for Hillary Clinton over Trump in 2016.
May 22, 2018 04:38 UTC
In a pursuit of money and influence that began at U.S. President Donald Trump's inauguration, two American businessmen sought to leverage connections that stretched from Persian Gulf palaces to the Oval Office into more than a billion dollars in contracts. A senior Saudi official said Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered an end to "engagement with these people." Trump, Broidy had same lawyerAfter prosecutors in New York raided Cohen's properties, it turned out that Cohen had represented Broidy as well as the president. George Nader poses backstage with Trump at a Republican fundraiser in Dallas Oct. 25, 2017. "Just between principals and us," wrote Broidy, referring to the crown princes.
May 22, 2018 04:18 UTC
AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has vowed to address school violence and safety in the wake of another mass school shooting. Santa Fe High School had an active-shooter plan and two armed security guards on campus. Texas Gun Sense, which advocates for tighter gun controls, was invited to Wednesday’s meeting, said the group’s executive director, Gyl Switzer. ——Follow AP’s coverage of the Santa Fe High School shooting here: https://apnews.com/tag/Schoolshootings
May 22, 2018 04:18 UTC
COLUMBUS, Ohio — From the day of his arrest in 1994 for fatally shooting three people, Kevin Keith has proclaimed his innocence. Attorneys for Keith, who is black, also say the file shows the investigator was mentally unstable and used racial slurs against co-workers. Prosecutors say lower courts properly ruled nothing in Yezzo’s personnel file would have made a difference in the outcome. They also say Yezzo was placed on administrative leave until she met with a counsellor about her interactions with colleagues, but that was unrelated to her proficiency as an analyst. They also say Yezzo provided key evidence favouring Keith, that footprints from the scene did not match his shoes.
May 22, 2018 04:07 UTC
Four school districts suing the state argue that the plan still falls as much as $1.5 billion short of being adequate under the state constitution. The arguments Tuesday were in a lawsuit filed by four school districts in 2010, when this year’s high school graduates were fifth-graders. The court threatened to do just that in 2016 to get lawmakers to increase aid to poor school districts. But Rep. Fred Patton, a Topeka Republican and chairman of a special House committee on school funding, said he would be shocked if the court went that far this time. “You cannot argue that we did not put in a substantial amount of money and school districts won’t benefit,” Patton said.
May 22, 2018 04:07 UTC
A troubling pattern in jobs, Opinion, May 17Michael Coren sees the opposition of conservative Christians to the jobs attestation as a way to promote anti-abortion activity. If we were that powerful, there would be no abortion or euthanasia. Just because abortion is part of medicine today does not mean everyone has to love it. Whatever happened to freedom of thought and freedom of religion? Freedom can be messy.
May 22, 2018 04:07 UTC