World’s first electric tundra buggy used for polar bear spotting in Churchill, Man.

BARRIE — A tundra buggy used to transport tourists on polar bear spotting adventures in Churchill, Manitoba, has received a green makeover. Frontiers North Adventures says one of its tundra buggies, which seats up to 40 passengers, has moved from diesel to electric power. The buggy was converted using a repurposed battery from an e-bus. … Read more

Fashion designer Virgil Abloh dies of cancer at 41

NEW YORK — Designer Virgil Abloh, a leading fashion executive hailed as the Karl Lagerfeld of his generation, has died after a private battle with cancer. He was 41. Abloh’s death was announced Sunday by the luxury group LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy) and the Off White label, the brand Abloh founded. Abloh was the … Read more

Canadian-developed screening test aims to detect early-stage cancer using blood samples

TORONTO — The COVID-19 pandemic led to a surge in late-stage cancer diagnoses, with restrictions preventing or discouraging many from getting screened early. But a new screening technology developed by a Canadian company could make it easier to detect cancers earlier. StageZero Life Sciences is a Richmond Hill, Ont.-based health care company that has developed … Read more

Neighbours in B.C.’s flooded Sumas Prairie effort cleanup amid new storm concerns

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — Still trying to clean up the devastation of last week’s storm, farmers in the Sumas Prairie of Abbotsford, B.C., are bracing for more rain this weekend. After the area was flooded by days of torrential rain, with up to 120 millimetres more expected by Sunday morning, neighbours are helping one another pick … Read more

Quebec COVID-19 cases soar with 1,171 new infections on Saturday, most since April

MONTREAL — For the second day in a row, Quebec reported over 1,000 new COVID-19 cases when the health ministry said 1,171 more people have tested positive for the virus. It is the highest daily increase in cases since April 30 when the Quebec Institute of Public Health (INSPQ) reported the same number of new … Read more

Kendra Scott Partners With Tampa General Hospital To Raise Funds For The TGH Children’s Hospital

TGH Children’s Hospital Patient and designer of the “Abby” Bracelet at Kendra Scott in Hyde Park Village TAMPA, Fla. (CW44 News At 10)–Tampa General Hospital has partnered with Kendra Scott to raise funds for the TGH Children’s Hospital. Starting December 1st through December 14th, 20% of any purchase will be donated back to the TGH … Read more

Woman Arrested For DUI And Manslaughter After Holiday Man Killed In I-4 Crash

POLK COUNTY, Fla. (CW44 News At 10)–46-year-old Lucretia Bruno of Lakeland was arrested Wednesday night, November 24, 2021, for DUI Manslaughter (F2), after she struck and killed a Holiday man on Interstate 4 West near mile marker 28 and SR 528. The crash occurred around 8:45 p.m. From evidence and witness statements gathered, a white 1999 … Read more

Mulberry Man Arrested For DUI and Reckless Driving

POLK COUNTY, Fla. (CW44 News At 10)–23-year Cameron Peterson of Mulberry was charged with driving under the influence and reckless driving yesterday, November 23, and was booked into the Polk County Jail. A PCSO deputy observed Peterson pass his marked patrol car driving a silver Kia Optima eastbound Interstate 4 at an excessive speed at approximately … Read more

Two High-Volume Drug Traffickers And Three Others Arrested

POLK COUNTY, Fla. (CW44 News At 10)– On Tuesday, November 23, 2021, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force (HIDTA) arrested five people during a drug trafficking investigation that began in late October. Detectives began their investigation after learning that large amounts of narcotics were being sold out … Read more

Ottawa and British Columbia promise co-operation on province’s flooding

The federal and British Columbia governments have created a joint committee of cabinet ministers to deal with the devastation caused by flooding, while also promising to match donations given to the Canadian Red Cross. Source link