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Month: August 2018

Your out-of-town long weekend weather outlook

Your out-of-town long weekend weather outlook

Local, long weekend, News, okanagan, seattle, Vancouver Island, Weather, Whistler
VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – You could call this weekend the unofficial end of summer. And if you want to beat those blues, meteorologist Russ Lacate says heading south can help you do that this long weekend. “If you’re willing to brave the border line-ups for this long weekend, at least you’ll be rewarded for your patience,” he said. “There’s warmer air lurking in Washington state, and it’s going to hang around for a few days. Your Seattle forecast for Saturday, Sunday and the holiday Monday not only includes a few rays of sunshine every day, but those temperatures climb into the 20s to wrap up summer break.” If your long weekend travel plans include Vancouver Island, you’re also in luck. “It is pretty much a rain-free forecast Saturday, Sunday, and into Labour Day. There is a
WARMINGTON: Our summer of murder

WARMINGTON: Our summer of murder

Murder and Homicide, News, Toronto & GTA, Toronto Police
Just call it what it is: The summer of murder!A quick look at police crime statistics, comparing the end of August 2017 compared to the last of this month,  reveals a startling reality.By this time last year Toronto had 35 homicides. This year, Toronto has endured 70 homicides.Double.Guns are part of it but there are other methods of murder which have increased as well.The bottom line is it can get deadly on the streets in a hurry — and not just for the gangsters and high risk players, but also for those innocent people going bowling, out for a walk, or sitting in a car.We’ve seen killers’ bullets and blades can take out people inside restaurants, nightclubs, condos, on the streets and outside shopping malls.  In parking lots and playground, too.Guns, knives, blunt objects — murd
Hamilton hitman sentenced for attempted murder of Hells Angel at Vancouver airport

Hamilton hitman sentenced for attempted murder of Hells Angel at Vancouver airport

British Columbia, CFSEU-BC, Conviction, Ferguson, Hamilton, Hitman, Knowah Ferguson, News, Ontario, setencing, Vancouver International Airport, YVR
Knowah Ferguson, 21, has been sentenced to 11 years in prison, minus time already served.Given the credit for time already served, he’ll spend six more years behind bars.Ferguson pleaded guilty to the attempted murder of Damion Ryan of the Hells Angels at Vancouver International Airport on April 10, 2015, and conspiracy to commit murder of a man who has not been identified. READ MORE: Westdale woman awoken by stranger in her room In a statement, the Combined Forces and Special Enforcement Unit of B.C. said investigators believe the incident was a highly planned and targeted attempt that saw contracted hitmen travel to British Columbia from Ontario for the purpose of killing the intended target.It added, the attempt was unsuccessful and the intended
National Bank reports third-quarter profit up 10 per cent from year ago

National Bank reports third-quarter profit up 10 per cent from year ago

business, News
MONTREAL – National Bank of Canada say its third-quarter profit gained 10 per cent compared with a year ago, helped by growth across its business. The lender says it earned $569 million for the quarter ended July 31, up from a profit of $518 million in the same quarter last year. The profit amounted to $1.52 per diluted share for the three-month period, up from $1.37 per diluted share a year ago. On an adjusted basis, National Bank say sit earned $1.53 per diluted share for the quarter, up from an adjusted profit of $1.39 per share in the third quarter last year. Analysts on average had expected a profit of $1.50 per share, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon. National Bank chief executive Louis Vachon attributed the improvement to sustained revenue growth and effective cost
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Judge rules in favour of Tesla in Ontario rebate dispute

Judge rules in favour of Tesla in Ontario rebate dispute

News, Ontario
Tesla has secured a minor legal victory in Ontario in its push for equal treatment as the company looks to defend its direct-to-consumer business model in numerous markets.The Ontario case comes as Tesla struggles to move ahead with its retail model in the U.S. where it has not used franchised dealerships.Numerous U.S. states including Michigan, New Jersey and Missouri have passed laws in recent years to prevent Tesla from selling vehicles directly to consumers following pressure from automobile dealership associations.Ontario Superior Court judge Frederick Myers ruled Monday that the provincial government’s decision to exclude Tesla from a grace period for an electric vehicle rebate program was arbitrary and had singled out Tesla for harm. The ruling requires the government to r
Tornado warning ended for Orillia area: Environment Canada – Barrie

Tornado warning ended for Orillia area: Environment Canada – Barrie

Canada, Edgar, Environment Canada, Lagoon City, News, Orillia, Oro-Medonte, Severe Thunderstorm Watch, Tornado, Tornado Warning, Washago, Weather
Environment Canada has ended the tornado warning for the Orillia, Washago and Lagoon City areas.According to Environment Canada, meteorologists were tracking two severe thunderstorm that had the possibility of producing a tornado.According to the weather agency, one of the storms produced a brief tornado near Edgar in Oro-Medonte. READ MORE: Environment Canada issues tornado warning for Orillia area The tornado warning was lifted by the weather agency at 9:08 p.m., on Monday evening, however, a severe thunderstorm warning remains in effect for the area. © 2018 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc.