Vehicle Rolls Over On 401 Last Night

Thursday, 17 August 2017 09:00 Megan
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A vehicle rolled over on the 401 yesterday evening. Chatham-Kent police received a call about a collision on the 401 near Duart Road at 7:15 p.m.

Investigation revealed a westbound vehicle had lost control, entered a centre median and rolled onto its roof. The vehicle came to rest in the eastbound passing lanes. The driver and passenger were transported to local hospital where they were treated for minor injuries.

The 22 year old male driver from Windsor has been charged with careless driving.

(Meghan Spotswood)


Strike Mandate Meeting For Cami

Thursday, 17 August 2017 08:25 Megan
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A strike mandate meeting between Cami workers and GM Canada will be held August 27th at Centennial Hall in London.

Contract talks between the two companies started last week.

Unifor Local 88 represents nearly 3,000 workers. The auto assembly plant in Ingersoll was recently hit with over 600 layoffs when GM moved a vehicle production line to Mexico.

The current contract expires Sept. 17.

If a deal isn’t reached, a strike or lockout would be possible any time after the contract expires.

(Meghan Spotswood)


NAFTA Talks Day Two

Thursday, 17 August 2017 07:47 Megan
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A second day of NAFTA talks will begin this morning in Washington.

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said yeserday's opening day of work was more about setting the table ahead of the long, hard slog of sorting through all the details.

Freeland says the detail work will be particularly important, because she and her American and Mexican counterparts are renegotiating a trade pact that is already in force and upon which so much of our economy is based.

She likens it to renovating a house while you're still living in it.

(The Canadian Press)


Metro Grocery Store May Benefit From Min. Wage Hike

Thursday, 17 August 2017 07:36 Megan
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A union says grocery retailer Metro, which has decried the anticipated economic impact of Ontario's minimum wage hike, could actually gain from the wage increase.

Unifor says it estimates the minimum wage increases will positively affect 70 per cent of its members at Metro banner stores.

It says this increase will boost part-time workers income by as much as 80 dollars per week, based on a 24-hour work week.

Unifor predicts that a significant share of this new income will be spent back in the stores as many of its lowest-paid members can't afford to shop where they work, while some are forced to use food banks.

Metro has said an increase in the Ontario minimum wage to 14 dollars an hour from the current 11 dollars and 40 cents could cost it up to 50 million dollars in 2018.

(The Canadian Press)


Canadian Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison For Selling Drugs

Thursday, 17 August 2017 07:05 Megan
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A Canadian man has been sentenced to 20 years in a U.S. federal prison for his role in a smuggling operation that sent more than $130 million worth of drugs between the United States and Canada.

Harinder Dhaliwal, of Brampton, Ontario, was sentenced on conspiracy charges Wednesday in federal court in Buffalo.

Prosecutors say that the operation involving Dhaliwal and at least six others sent cocaine from the United States into Canada and marijuana and ecstasy from Canada to the United States between 2006 and 2011. The drugs were hidden in secret compartments in the floors of tractor-trailers.

Six co-defendants also have been convicted.

(The Canadian Press)


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