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Calgary firefighters battle blaze at Glendale house

One woman was taken to hospital on Monday after a house fire in the community of Glendale.Emergency crews were called to the 2200 block of 38 Street S.W. at around 1 a.m.A woman living in the home was able to get out safely before firefighters arrived at the scene and …

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Should London bid for 2020 International Plowing Match?

City politicians will debate Monday whether or not London should bid for the 2020 International Plowing Match.Ward 2 Coun. Bill Armstrong first raised the idea back in October and while the suggestion received lukewarm support from London city council, after a 90 minute discussion they did ask staff to investigate …

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5-year high for vehicle thefts in Saskatoon during 2016: police

Vehicle thefts in Saskatoon hit a five-year high in Saskatoon during 2016.Saskatoon Police Service said in its annual report that there were 1,269 stolen vehicles reported in the city during the year.Story continues belowRelated

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New York police responding to explosion in Manhattan

NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York emergency authorities were responding to reports of an explosion at New York’s Port Authority, one of the city’s busiest commuter hubs, during Monday morning’s rush hour. Local news channel WABC cited police sources as saying a possible pipe bomb detonated in a passageway below …

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Buoyed by mayoral votes, Venezuela socialists eye presidency race

CARACAS (Reuters) – President Nicolas Maduro has set his sights on Venezuela’s 2018 presidential election after the ruling Socialist Party as predicted dominated mayoral polls with the help of a partial boycott by a crumbling opposition. People wait in line at a polling station during a nationwide election for new …

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EU tells Netanyahu it rejects Trump's Jerusalem move

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took his case to Europe to ask allies to join the United States in recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, but was met by a firm rebuff from EU foreign ministers who saw the move as a blow against the peace process. Making his …

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Christopher Garnier murder trial enters 4th week

Monday will mark the start of the fourth week of testimony in a high-profile murder trial at Nova Scotia Supreme Court.Christopher Garnier is charged with second-degree murder and improperly interfering with a body. Garnier pleaded not guilty to both charges on the opening today of his trial.READ MORE: ‘My hands …

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Verizon and NFL reach digital streaming agreement

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Verizon Communications Inc (VZ.N) and the National Football League have reached an agreement for a multi-year digital streaming deal, Verizon said on Monday. FILE PHOTO: The Verizon store in Superior, Colorado, U.S., July 27, 2017. REUTERS/Rick Wilking Under the five-year deal, Verizon renews its agreement to …

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2018 Golden Globe nominations: The TV and movie nominees are…

The Golden Globe Awards 2018 nominees were announced on Monday morning by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The Golden Globes honour the year’s best in film and TV, split into the genres of comedy (or musical) and drama.Actors Alfre Woodard, Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Bell and Sharon Stone announced the nominees at 5:15 …

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Toronto-area tombstone salesman William Tunstead accused of using high pressure tactics

Losing a loved one is one of the most stressful times in anyone’s life.  But in those first, anxious weeks of someone’s bereavement, Toronto-area tombstone salesman William Tunstead gets to work.“He won’t take no for an answer,” said Daryle Hunt, who vividly remembers Tunstead’s persistent phone calls pitching cemetery monuments …