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A heat warning has been issued for our area today and tomorrow.  Temperatures will climb to the low thirties both days with humidex values reaching 40 to 42.  Some areas could see the high temperatures and humidex will continue into Thursday.


The day has dawned on a new school year. The new school year at the Grand Erie District School Board arrives with the vision of Success for Every Student.  Board Chairman David Dean says it’s an honour to recognize their success through the student recognition program.  Meantime, the Hamilton Public School Board arrives with a new vision of “curiosity”, “creativity” and “possibility.”  Board Chair Todd White predicts the new vision will be adopted in 100 different ways at 100 different schools.

While it’s back to classes for most students today, that’s not the case at Halton’s Public School Board. The 62-thousand students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 are getting the day off after it was decided to put the extra professional activity day at the beginning of the academic year.



Two people are in hospital with serious injuries after their car rolled over at the Toronto Motorsports Park yesterday afternoon . Emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle rollover near Cayuga when two occupants of the Mustang GT Cobra were participating in a sanctioned event at the speedway when the vehicle rolled over on the track. They were transported to a local hospital.
The investigation is continuing.   Toronto Motorsports Park is located on Kohler Road.

A case is scheduled to start in Hamilton today that would set a milestone in Canadian courts. Robert Badgerow is due to stand trial for a fourth time in the 1981 murder of nursing student 24-yeare-old Diane Werendowicz.
Her body was found in a ravine, partially hidden under a tire, in Stoney Creek.
The first trial was in 2001 and ended in a conviction that was overturned on appeal and the next two trials ended in hung juries.  The Crown had to go to an appeal judge to get permission for the precedent setting fourth murder trial.


Enbridge Inc. of Calgary plans to buy Houston-based Spectra Energy Corp. for stock worth $37 billion.
The combination of the two pipeline companies would create a North American energy infrastructure giant, to be called Enbridge Inc. and headquartered in Calgary. The combined company’s natural gas pipelines business would be based in Houston and the liquids pipelines business would be based in Edmonton.


Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is wrapping up his visit to Asia with a stop in Hong Kong.
Speaking today at event hosted by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Trudeau stressed that he hoped his trip laid the foundation for a stable, long-term relationship with China.
Trudeau stated that he has taken up concerns about China’s human-rights record with the country’s leaders — acknowledging that Canada is not immune to criticism on human rights.


Authorities in the southern portion of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula are ordering schools closed and setting up emergency shelters.
Hurricane Newton is gaining strength while bearing down on the twin resorts of Los Cabos for a predicted arrival this morning.
The U-S National Hurricane Center calls Newton a powerful storm, with winds in excess of 140-kilometres-an-hour.

EU-United Nations-Populists

The United Nations Human Rights Commissioner has accused Donald Trump and other Western populist politicians of encouraging racial and religious prejudice.
Speaking at The Hague in the Netherlands, Prince Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein of Jordan says the Islamic State group uses the same tactics of half-truths and over-simplification.
The rights chief challenged the audience “to speak out” against demagogues.


Brantford Police are looking for other witnesses after a Brantford man was charged with several sex-related offences following a Sunday incident at Shallow Creek Park.   The 34-year-old man exposed himself to three underage girls in the park – two 11-year-olds and one 14-year-old.  Members of the child abuse and sexual assault unit assisted with the investigation and several sex related charges were laid including sexual assault, sexual interference, exposure to a person under 16 years of age and indecent act.  Police are asking any witnesses to come forward.

A permanent Canadian resident stranded in Moscow says she has had her status revoked due to a clerical error.
Julia Yakobi, who lives in Toronto, says the government is refusing to listen to her efforts to get it reinstated.
Yakobi travelled to Moscow in July with an expired permanent residency card, a move that Citizenship and Immigration Canada allows but does not recommend.
The ministry says Yakobi became a permanent resident in 2003 and has been issued two permanent residency cards and three travel documents since.



Police say four people have died in a collision in northern Ontario near Wawa on Monday morning.
They say it happened when a vehicle crashed into a rock cut at about 7:30 a-m, 20 kilometres west of Wawa.
The O-P-P says four passengers were killed in the crash, and the driver was taken to hospital where he was treated for injuries.
Police haven’t released the names or ages of the victims.


Ontario Provincial Police are investigating a fatal crash in Welland.
They say a woman was killed and four other people were injured — two of them seriously — when three vehicles collided Sunday afternoon (at the intersection of Highway 140 and Netherby Road).
The name of the deceased hasn’t been released.
Police are trying to determine whether one of the vehicles ran a stop sign.


A man in his 40s was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries following a motorcycle crash in Brampton.
Police were called the scene of an accident involving a motorcycle and another vehicle (at Kingswood Drive and Linkdale Road) yesterday afternoon .
Paramedics say the man has been transported to a trauma centre in Toronto in critical condition.



Canadian and U-S authorities have met to discuss how they’ll prepare for next year’s “Port Huron Float Down”, an unsanctioned event that sees people drift down the St. Clair river that divides Michigan and Ontario.
At this year’s event two weeks ago, 15-hundred American participants realized they were drifting towards a foreign country without their passports, cash or much clothing.
Authorities on both sides of the border have committed to work on a co-ordinated response for future events, and a plan to encourage safety and common sense on the water.


Smoke filled the air in Guelph yesterday afternoon after an explosion rocked a 5 ton truck at a job site. No one was injured in the blast at a storage facility on Elizabeth Street at the time of the blast . Four men were working there at the time.  The workers believe  a generator in the back of the truck caused the fire. Flames spread to a second truck – leaving nearly thirty fire fighters to put out the blaze. None of the storage units was damaged. There is no word on damage costs for the trucks that caught fire.

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