An evacuation order is in effect for about 800 people in B.C.’s Central Kootenay region after a tanker truck hauling 35-thousand litres of jet fuel crashed into Lemon Creek near Winlaw. Fumes have been detected, though there’s been no confirmation that jet fuel has spilled into the creek. There is also no word on the condition of the driver. The truck was on it’s way to supply helicopters battling a forest fire about 4 and a half kilometres from Winlaw
Prime Minister Harper, Governor General David Johnston, and Quebec Premier Pauline Marois will be among the dignitaries attending a memorial mass this morning in Lac-Megantic. The service will be at Ste-Agnes Church, near the site the horrific train disaster three weeks ago. Father Steve Lemay says the service won’t be a group funeral, but rather a chance for residents to grieve for the 47 people who died.
More deadly clashes are in Egypt between supporters and opponents of ousted president Mohammed Morsi. At least 38 people are said to have been killed, with hundreds more injured in Cairo and Alexandria. Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically elected leader, was ousted by the military three and-a-half weeks ago
A plan to ship 16 radioactive steam generators through the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway for recycling in Sweden has been cancelled after delays caused by public opposition. Bruce Power says the cancellation is just a commercial position to recognize that the original timetable for moving the steam
generators had changed. The company adds that it remains committed to finding a way to
recycle its waste. But opponents call the cancellation “a huge victory” for Great Lakes communities.
A former manager of the Algo Centre Mall is accusing its owner of being an unethical, slave-driving employer and sleazy landlord at a public inquiry in Elliot Lake. In a resignation letter, Henri Laroue laid out numerous grounds for quitting one year before the mall’s roof caved in, killing two women. Laroue claims she was on call
24 hours a day, seven days a week and received no extra money when called in. Mall owner Bob Nazarian said his former employee was dishonest and that he was an honourable businessman
The third annual Bounce to Bounce Back Fundraising event takes place today, at the Highland Pines Campground in Bellwood. Its an event inspired by Carter McKinley, who is from Orangeville, and suffers from a rare disease which causes hemorrhages on his brain. The event today will feature inflatable attractions, food, swimming pool and splash pad, along with rock climbing and other activities suitable for kids of all ages. Money raised goes in support of the Hospital for Sick Children. So far to date, the fundraiser has raised 22-thousand dollars, and this year they hope to raise another five thousand. The event kicks off at 10
An ugly night for the Guelph Royals in Brantford. The Red Sox jumped out to a 12- nothing lead and never looked back pounding the Royals 12-1. It took until the 9th inning for Guelph to get on the board. The Royals will try their luck tonight at Hastings Stadium when they take on the Hamilton Cardinals.
The Silvercreeks are moving on the next round of the Jr. Intercounty Baseball League after a 20-3 shellacking of Cambridge. The Creeks swept the best of 3 series 2 games to none.
Edwin Encarnacion made history as the slugger hit 2 home runs in the same inning including a grand slam as the Jays doubled the Houston Astros 12-6. Edwin is just the second Blue Jay to accomplish the feat. Joe Carter did it in 1993.
The late Tom Cheek will be inducted into the broadcasters wing of the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown later today. Cheek is the recipient of the Ford C. Frick award for broadcast excellence. Cheek called 4,306 consecutive Blue Jays games. That’s 27 straight seasons.
The Calgary Stampeders have moved into a tie atop the west with a 37-24 win over the Blue Bombers. Saskatchewan is in Guelph tonight to take on the Hamilton Ti-Cats at Alumni Stadium.
Hunter Mahan’s 8-under 64 has him leading the Canadian Open after 36 holes, just two shots better than John Merrick who shot a sizzling 10-under-par-62.. Mike Weir is the top Canadian at 4 under.