Kitchener Residents are drying off after the heavy rain yesterday caused flash flooding in some areas. Worst hit was the Fairway road area including Fairview Mall. The Sears store was closed for the day while cars in the parking lot had water up to their doors. A couple of roads were closed in the area but the waters quickly receded. No reports of serious damage. The city says it was simply a case of existing infrastructure being overwhelmed by the sheer volume of water.
About five-thousand High River, Alberta, residents will be allowed to return home today to begin salvaging what they can from
their flood-damaged properties. Residents are being allowed to return to the area in stages, after massive flooding forced the evacuation of the entire town of 13-thousand people just over a week ago.
Officials say it`s unlikely homeowners in neighbourhoods that are still underwater will be allowed back for another five weeks.
A teacher’s union president who once blasted the Liberals for imposing contracts on teachers will run as a Grit candidate in an upcoming by-election. Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation president Ken Coran will run in the London West riding. Progressive Conservative Rod Jackson claims Coran’s candidacy is clear evidence of the cosy relationship between the Liberals and unions.
Despite plans to curb public service costs, new data shows the Harper Government has actually done the opposite.
The information provided by the Parliamentary Budget Office shows the number of people on the federal payroll actually increased 14 percent over the last 6 years. That’s about 34-thousand employees.
Canadian Border Services Agency, more then doubled their work force with 52- hundred new employees (a 55 percent increase) while the RCMP’s civilian staff grew 40 percent with 18 hundred new employees.
Perhaps surprisingly, departments that saw some staff shrinkage included Finance, Industry Canada, and the Privy Council Office that serves the prime minister.
A four-month investigation into a cocaine ring has concluded in a massive bust in Durham region. On Thursday, police arrested 26 people and laid 145 charges after executing 24 pre-dawn search warrants in Oshawa, Whitby, Pickering, Ajax and Toronto. Officers seized drugs, 113-thousand dollars in cash and nine vehicles.
All four plaintiffs in the U-S Supreme Court case that overturned California’s same-sex marriage ban were married just hours after a federal appeals court lifted a stay. And a jubilant mood prevails in San Francisco, which is hosting its annual gay pride celebration. The city’s mayor predicts there`ll be a slew of same sex marriages this weekend.
he CFL season kicked off last night with the Grey Cup Champion Toronto Argo’s picking up right where they left off…winning. Ricky Ray tossed 4 TD passes in 39-34 victory over the Hamilton Ti-Cats. Henry Burris tossed 3 of his own in the loss. While Ti-cats rookie Lindsey Lamar returned a kick-off 104 yards for a TD.
Montreal held off Winnipeg 38-33 and Calgary got off on the right foot beating BC 44-32.
The 11 game winning streak feels like a distant memory. The Jays lost for the 4 time in 5 games, 7-5 to Boston. The Red Sox got out to a 5 nothing lead before the Edwin Encarnacion’s 7th inning solo shot tied the game but Sox put up 2 of their own in 8th and that was the difference. Esmil Rogers tries to right the ship at Fenway this afternoon.
The Guleph Royals and London Majors Intercounty Baseball league game was rained out. A make-up date for last weeks rain-out against Toronto has been announced. July 9th at Hastings Stadium. That’s a 7:30 first pitch.
Today, the Royals take on Hamilton. 7:30pm at Hastings Stadium
Junior B Lacrosse last night, The Six Nations Rebels pounded the Elora Mohawks 16-2 giving 6 nations a 18-0 record on the season.
Today, the Guelph Regals visit Brampton
Ontario Football Conference; The Niagara Storm visit The Junior Guelph Bears. 1pm at Alumni Stadium
Senior Bears football has been cancelled for tonight.