One woman was sent to hospital yesterday after a carbon monoxide leak at the Windsor Hotel. About 50 people were forced out of the building, as emergency crews taped off the area, blocking traffic on a number of streets for nearly 2 hours. The cause of the leak was a gas heater on the roof of the extension of the hotel. The repair was made and the hotel and roads re-opened.
A city man has been slapped with 12 years behind bars for kidnapping a 6 year old girl from a playground and then sexually assaulting her. The court said the actions of 34 year old Greg Hope were despicable.
A national trash collection company with some pretty big operations here in Winnipeg has been slapped with fines for safety related violations with its trucks. BFI plead guilty recently to 2 highway traffic act charges concerning overweight trucks and was ordered to pay more than 10 grand in fines. The company and Manitoba justice, came to a plea deal that saw 19 other charges dropped in exchange for the admission of guilt.
And yet another setback in the efforts to regain control of that damaged nuclear plant in Japan. Officials report a suspected breach in the reactor core of unit one, raising concern about more serious radioactive contamination.
Another shark attack in the waters off the beach in Cancun, Mexico. A lifeguard says a woman decided she was going to swim in the ocean, despite being told not to by the lifeguard. She was then attacked on her foot by a shark. A Canadian woman was seriously injured in a shark attack in Cancun at the end of January.
Well the collapse of the Harper government is believed to be just hours away. The opposition parties are expected to join forces today to defeat the Tories in a confidence vote. That would mean then, the country’s 40th parliament would be officially dissolved tomorrow, and an election would be called. Most pundits say the date will either be May 2nd or May 9th.
There are more grim numbers to tell ya about from Japan. The national police agency says the official death toll from the earthquake and tsunami two weeks ago, is now over 10 thousand. More than 17 thousand others however are still listed as missing. The latest numbers have been released as officials raise more concerns about damage to the Fukushima nuclear plant. They say one of the reactor cores may have breached, raising the possibility that more severe radiation has and will be released.
Military life is tough on kids. A new study has found that teenage children with parents in the Canadian Forces suffer stress, isolation and depression linked to the deployment of their parents overseas.
Elizabeth Taylor has been laid to rest in a simple ceremony. There was no procession to the cemetery in Los Angeles, just limousines carrying family members. The service started after a 15 minute delay….and that was apparently because the screen legend wanted to be late to her own funeral. Taylor died Wednesday of congestive heart failure.