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On the Campaign Trail Today

Monday, 14 May 2018 08:15 MH
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All three main political party leaders will hit the road again today as they enter the second week of the Ontario election campaign.

Liberal Party Leader Kathleen Wynne will start the day with an announcement in Toronto at the Finishing Trades Institute of Ontario before she heads to the Waterloo Region for two more campaign events.

Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford, who took a break from campaigning Sunday, will kick off the day with an announcement at the Mariott On The Falls hotel in Niagara Falls, Ont.

He will next tour the Stanpac manufacturing plant in Smithville, Ont., and then hold a meet and greet in St. Catharines, Ont., before heading back to Niagara Falls for an evening rally.

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath is expected to make a health-care announcement this morning in Brampton, Ont., and wrap up the day in Sarnia, Ont., with a town hall meeting.

At campaign events on Sunday, both Wynne and Horwath refused to commit to the possibility of joining forces to form a coalition government should the Conservatives win a minority in the June 7 election.

(The Canadian Press)

 

Fiancee Arrested in Murder of Vanastra Woman

Monday, 14 May 2018 08:12 MH
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Huron County OPP say the fiancee has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of a woman from Vanastra.

The body of 27-year-old Laura Wigelsworth was discovered Thursday along a road in the community north of London.

Police say she'd last been seen alive after going for a walk in the town the previous evening.

Investigators say 29-year-old Corey Volland of Vanastra was arrested Saturday and is scheduled to appear in court today.

(MH)

 

London Kidnap Suspect Sought

Monday, 14 May 2018 07:41 MH
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London police are looking for the driver of a gold or beige 4 door Chevy Impala believed to be behind a kidnapping yesterday.

Around 9:15am, a 4 year old child was abducted in the Barker Street and Melsanda Avenue area of London.

A witness followed the vehicle and the child was located a short time later, near-by.

The child was uninjured.

The only description of the suspect is that it was an older man and is believed to be the only occupant of the car.

The investigation continues and police are asking for assistance identifying the vehicle and the suspect.

(MH)

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GRCA moving forward on proposed Parkhill generating station

Sunday, 13 May 2018 06:25 BD
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The Grand River Conservation Authority board of directors has authorized staff to take a key step toward building the proposed Parkhill hydro generating station on the Grand River in Cambridge. Staff will issue a two-part tender for the turbine, generator, transformer and control equipment required for the project. The contract will only be signed by the authority if the environmental assessment is approved and the Independent Electricity System Operator issues a notice to proceed. Obtaining the final design and all necessary approvals, acquiring the equipment, and building the facility could take 18 to 24 months. The plant could be commissioned by 2022, and would generate about 500 kw of power, or enough electricity to power about 560 homes.

 

Brantford police investigating stabbing of teen

Sunday, 13 May 2018 06:21 BD
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Brantford police are seeking the public's help with a stabbing incident Saturday night. Police and EMS were called to a Palace Street residence around 7:30 after reports of a stabbing. A 16-year-old male was taken to hospital where he is listed in stable condition. Police are continuing with their investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.

 

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