Headlines Sept 5:
Another Murder in Brandon. Our 4th. Saturday police received a report of a homicide at a residence in Highland Park Mobile Home Estates, attending to a 63-year-old female, with serious injuries, pronounced deceased at the scene. Police immediately arrested a 42 year old male occupant of the residence, on a charge of Second Degree Murder. This is the city’s 4th murder in 3 months.
-Special Air Quality Statement: wildfire smoke back in Westman to start Back to School Week. Many teachers are back in the classroom today; kids in the Brandon Division return Wednesday.
-Sportsplex Pool closed for scheduled maintenance until Sept 22. Part of regular shut down every 2yrs.
-1 dead after fire at 3-storey building in Wpg’s North End Monday.
-Police say 80-100 people met up at Polo Park Friday evening after an open invitation posted online, causing a disturbance for 30 minutes before the group dispersed & 2 boys were arrested & charged with unlawful assembly & causing a disturbance.
-2 Toronto men are dead & 6 other injured, after a shooting outside of Infinity Convention Centre Saturday. Ottawa police say 2 weddings were happening at the centre at the time of the shooting.
-‘Freedom Convoy’ organizers Tamara Lich & Chris Barber’s trial begins today for their role in the 3 week protest that sparked a national emergency declaration.
-CFL slaps Roughriders defensive lineman Robertson with 1-game suspension for head butting Blue Bombers quarterback Collaros on Sunday.
WARNING for BACK TO SCHOOL PICTURES: RCMP is reminding parents to keep safety in mind when posting back-to-school pictures on social media. Ask yourself – are you comfortable with strangers knowing your child’s name and age, where they go to school and what their favourite things are? If you can’t resist sharing, RCMP suggest limiting the personal information included on props and being mindful of the background of the photo. It might also be a good time to review and update your privacy settings on your social media accounts.
We lost 3 pop icons of the weekend. Jimmy Buffett, Steve Harwell of Smashmouth and Gary Wright of Dream Weaver fame. Jimmy was cancer, Steve was liver failure and Gary passed from parkinson’s and dementia.
The RUNS forcing a PLANE to TURNAROUND: A Delta flight traveling from Atlanta to Barcelona had to return to its departure point because a passenger experienced severe diarrhea which “ran all the way through the plane.” Flight DL194 had already left Georgia and was flying over Virginia when the pilots decided not to proceed with the 8-hour flight and turned around. Here’s the details.
Then it was Air Canada’s turn. Disgusted passengers are BOOTED from Air Canada flight after refusing to sit in vomit-covered seats – which were ‘cleaned’ by sprinkling coffee grounds and spraying perfume. Apparently, on the previous flight someone had vomited in that area. Air Canada attempted a quick cleanup before boarding but clearly wasn’t able to do a thorough clean.
DOUBLE DOUBLE XL XL for me please! Tim Hortons has launched TimShop.ca, a new online shop, featuring limited-edition apparel including a mix of T-shirts and sweaters with a nostalgic, retro feel and modern Tims-branded pieces that build off the popularity of past National Coffee Day clothing collections. For a limited time, registered Tims Rewards members can earn 10 Tims Rewards Points for every $1 spent on eligible purchases made on TimShop.ca.
Tomorrow is the first day Back to School! Here’s 20 funny teacher pranks to kickstart the academic year!
Looking for Fast food on a budget? Burger King launches a new $5 snack box in Canada!
Are you sad Summer is coming to an end? Not everyone it. In fact there a few things to dislike about Summer. Here’s the 12 most frustrating aspects of summer.
Seniors believe what they read online and that’s scary. ANew survey shows that while seniors aren’t spending as much time online as younger generations, they may be at higher risk of falling for online scams and predators, as the average person 65 and older spends nearly 300 hours a year on social media.
So long church weddings and traditional wedding songs. “The Wedding March and churches” may be a thing of the past, as a new survey suggests couples are looking to make their wedding as unique as they are themselves.