Well it’s a big day of weather warnings in the eastern half of the country. The weather office has issued a swath of warnings stretching from Ontario right to the Maritimes. This is all part of the same storm system which cancelled hundreds of flights in Chicago this weekend, and even collapsed the roof of the Minnesota Vikings stadium. So, if you’re flying east today, you’re best bet is to call ahead and make sure your flight is still a go.
Volunteer divers continued their search in the Red River this weekend for the body of that 6 year old boy. Nathaniel Thorassie fell through the ice over a week ago near the Disraeli Bridge. Temperatures did allow for several dives lasting roughly 45 minutes each, but thanks to poor visibility, his body was still not found.
There’s gonna be some nasty street conditions around town this morning. That’s thanks to some idiot deciding to open fire hydrants this weekend. City police say the hydrants were opened or vandalized at several locations, and they think all the incidents are connected. City crews have managed to get out and sand all the affected areas.
Today could be the day that disgraced former hockey coach, Graham James finds out what conditions he’ll face once he’s released on bail. A judge granted him bail last Wednesday, but he was ordered to stay behind bars until bail conditions were established. The Crown and the defense are expected to deliver their recommendations today.
If you’ve wondered what’s been the most watched YouTube video of the year, wonder no more. YouTube says it a musical remix of Antoine Dodson’s dramatic reaction in a t.v. interview to an attempted rape against his younger sister. The Alabama student’s interview became a viral hit, as did the auto tuned music video it spawned when 2 musicians turned that rant into the “Bed Intruder Song.”
Vancouver police still have 5 people in custody, but have laid no charges yet in what they call a gang related, multiple shooting. The gunfire, early yesterday, left 10 people injured, 2 critically. As of last night, 8 victims were still in hospital.
It’s being called “an absolute focus from the top.” NATO says it has given itself license to kill those who are murdering workers in Kandahar, Afghanistan. The general commanding Canadian troops in the region, says hunting down such squads is a top priority. 2 deputy mayors were murdered this year, triggering mass resignations by municipal employees.
The children of a Canadian man seriously injured in a mudslide last week appear to be clearing diplomatic hurdles in their efforts to visit him in Panama. Winnipeg’s Kristin Coy says Foreign Affairs has told her restrictions preventing she and her brother from getting emergency passports have been relaxed….in fact the documents should be available this morning. Donors have also been pledging money to help the pair pay for the airfare. Greg Coy suffered a crushed pelvis when his home and restaurant were swept away in a landslide in Portobelo…a slide that killed his wife and his 3 step children.