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DGIF checkpoint educates travelers about Chronic Wasting Disease – WDBJ7

November 2nd, 2019

GRAYSON COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ7) – The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries teamed up with different agencies near the Virginia-North Carolina State Line to educate people and stop them from bringing deer carcasses across state lines.

A checkpoint was set up Saturday on Route 21 for officers to teach travelers about chronic wasting disease, which is affecting deer populations across the country, Sgt. Adam Keene said.

CWD is a fatal neurological disease that can spread easily in deer populations, according to the DGIF.

To prevent the disease from spreading the department has restricted hunters from transporting whole deer carcasses and certain carcass parts from deer killed from other states. The restrictions went into effect in August.

Saturday’s checkpoint was meant to educate travelers about these new restrictions. No wildlife violations were recorded.

More information about CWD and hunting regulations can be found here.

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One person critically injured in a stabbing at Halloween party in the Annex dies in hospital – CP24 Toronto’s Breaking News

November 2nd, 2019

Bryann Aguilar, CP24.com
Published Saturday, November 2, 2019 11:06PM EDT
Last Updated Saturday, November 2, 2019 11:29PM EDT

One person who was critically injured in a stabbing at a Halloween party in the Annex on Thursday has died in hospital, Toronto police say.

Emergency crews were called to 22 Madison Avenue, north of Bloor Street West at 11:47 p.m. on Oct. 31 for a report of three people stabbed at a house party.

It is alleged two suspects became angry after being denied entry to the private Halloween party.

They both forced their way in, slashing and stabbing people inside, and then outside as they were leaving, police said.

Officers arrived at the party to find three people suffering from stab wounds. A further search of the area led them to locate two other victims suffering from minor injuries.

One of the victims, who made his way to hospital with life-threatening injuries, died of his injuries in hospital on Saturday night, police said.

The homicide unit has taken over the investigation.

Police said one suspect was taken into custody by 12:44 a.m. A second suspect was taken into custody some time later.

Jacob Alves, 19, of no fixed address and a 15-year-old girl from Richmond Hill were charged with three counts of aggravated assault, three counts of assault with a weapon, weapons dangerous and attempted murder.

The female suspect cannot be named under the terms of the Youth Criminal Justice Act. 

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1 of 3 stabbing victims dies after incident at Toronto frat house Halloween party – CBC.ca

November 2nd, 2019

One of three stabbing victims has died after an incident at a fraternity house Halloween party in the Annex on Thursday, Toronto police said.

The victim was pronounced dead in hospital Saturday night, said Const. David Hopkinson.

The homicide unit has taken over the case and will likely provide more information on Sunday, Hopkinson said.

Three people were stabbed during a brawl at the “rowdy party,” police previously said. All the victims were males aged 18, 19 and 25, respectively, according to Toronto police Const. Victor Kwong.

Cops were called to a fraternity house near the corner of Madison and Lowther avenues around 11:40 p.m. on Thursday, police said. The party reportedly had at least 200 attendees.

According to police, a fight broke out after a 19-year-old man and 15-year-old girl were denied entry to the house

Police previously said the 19-year-old man and 15-year-old girl who were not allowed into the home had both been charged with the following: 

  • One count of attempted murder.
  • Three counts of aggravated assault.
  • Three counts of assault with a weapon.
  • One count of weapons dangerous.

Two other people were also hurt in the confrontation.

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Two T.O. firefighters hurt, one critically, battling blaze in vacant downtown building – Toronto Sun

November 2nd, 2019

Two Toronto firefighters were rushed to hospital ⁠— one with a broken leg, the other in critical condition ⁠— after plummeting from a burning derelict building in the city’s core during a “challenging” operation early Saturday.

Toronto Fire Chief Matthew Pegg said the two injured men were part of a crew attacking the four-alarm blaze from the roof of the boarded up three-storey building on Shuter St., just west of Jarvis St., some time after 2 a.m.

“My heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with both of our injured staff members today,” Pegg said Saturday.


Ontario Fire Marshal (OFM) supervisor William Hay (R) takes notes at a fire scene at a three-storey derelict building on Shuter St., west of Jarvis St., after two Toronto firefighters were injured falling from the rooftop on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. (Jack Boland/Toronto Sun/Postmedia Network)

“This really is a worst case scenario for me,” he said of answering the early morning call about members of his firefighter “family” being injured in the line of duty.

Pegg updated the media later in the day explaining of the critically injured fire captain was in the intensive care unit with his family at his hospital bedside.

“We have staff that are there,” he said. “I will going from here to St. Mike’s (hospital) to offer whatever support I can offer.”


Toronto Fire Services Chief Matthew Pegg speaks to media after two of his firefighters plummeted from the roof of a three-storey derelict building while battling a four-alarm blaze on Saturday Nov. 2, 2019. (Jack Boland/Toronto Sun/Postmedia Network)

By 6 p.m. Saturday, Toronto Fire Services tweeted that the firefighter who suffered a broken leg had been released from hospital while the captain remained in “very critical condition.”

Before falling from the building, the firefighters were in the process of cutting holes in, or “venting,” the roof ⁠— a firefighting technique that helps to free trapped smoke and hot gasses so crews can conduct safe searches for possible victims inside a structure.

“Its a difficult operation,” Pegg said.

At the time, he said the firefighters on scene did not have an “all clear” call that possible victims were inside and “crews are primarily focused on achieving that search and rescue.”

“Our first priority of course is saving lives, Pegg added.

In the end, nobody was found inside the burned out upper floor of the building.


One Toronto firefighter suffered a broken leg and another was critically injured when they plummeted from the roof of a three-storey derelict building on Shuter St. while battling a four-alarm blaze on Saturday Nov. 2, 2019. (Jack Boland/Toronto Sun/Postmedia Network)

James Doiron, who took pictures and video from the balcony of his highrise, recounted seeing the flames and billowing smoke engulfing the block.

“I smelled smoke and came out to look,” he said. “I saw fire and then the firefighters breaking a hole in the roof to get the fire out.”

“There were two pumper trucks outside with the ladders bombarding the building with water.”

Doiron did not see the firefighters fall.

“They looked okay on top of the roof, unfortunately ⁠— I guess, they walked off the side of it without seeing the edge,” he said.

Doiron, who works for construction companies, said he has to be harnessed off at all times as a safety precaution “but these guys are fighting fires and aren’t going to be harnessed off.”


One Toronto firefighter suffered a broken leg and another was critically injured when they plummeted from the roof of a three-storey derelict building on Shuter St. while battling a four-alarm blaze on Saturday Nov. 2, 2019. (Photos supplied by James Doiron)

A few weeks back Doiron recalled seeing police escort what appeared to be a homeless man from the building and he wonders if squatters may have broken in and caused the fire.

“If you go around the back it is all busted up,” he said. “If they want to get in somewhere, they are going to get in.”

Doiron claims the burned building and century-old buildings to the west are slated to be demolished and replaced by a 30-storey condo tower.

Mayor John Tory, who visited the scene in a show of support Saturday, tweeted “we are all praying for the recovery of both firefighters.”

Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders tweeted: “As first responder partners we are with you today.”

And Ontario Premier Doug Ford tweeted that the firefighters are in his thoughts and he’s “praying for their full recovery.”

“Grateful for their selfless service and the service of all first responders across Ontario who work around the clock to keep our communities safe,” Ford said in his tweet.


One Toronto firefighter suffered a broken leg and another was critically injured when they plummeted from the roof of a three-storey derelict building on Shuter St. while battling a four-alarm blaze on Saturday Nov. 2, 2019. (Photos supplied by James Doiron)

Pegg said the fact the building was abandoned “becomes part of the circumstance from an investigation and enforcement standpoint.”

He went on to explain fire crews were working in the darkness of night while dealing with “a large volume of smoke emanating from a very aggressive fire.”

From what he had ascertained, the two firefighters believed they were stepping onto a rooftop ledge, which wasn’t there, when they plunged 45 to 50 feet to the ground below.

Investigators from the Ontario Fire Marshal’s office were at the scene Saturday working on determining what lead up to the firefighters tumbling off the building.

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Microsoft Edge has a new swirly logo – Android Police

November 2nd, 2019

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November 2nd, 2019

New battery design could mean EVs charge in only 10 minutes – Digital Trends

November 2nd, 2019

Packed hall voices support for separation at Edmonton Wexit rally – Edmonton Journal

November 2nd, 2019

A packed house is listening to Peter Downing, the Founder of Wexit Alberta at a Wexit gathering in Edmonton, November 2, 2019. Ed Kaiser/Postmedia Ed Kaiser / 00088859A

Chants of “The west wants out!” and “Alberta!” rained down from a crowd of about 750 supporters prior to the start of a standing-room only rally to promote Western Canada separation.

A Saturday afternoon rally held at the city’s northeast Boot Scootin’ Boogie Dancehall was the first of its kind in Edmonton hosted by Wexit Alberta, a group striving to become a registered political party in the province to advance the separation agenda.

The movement amplified following the recent federal election where no representatives from the governing Liberal Party were elected in either Alberta or Saskatchewan. The separation supporters in attendance passionately booed the rally’s opening question “How’s everybody doing since the election?”

Saturday’s crowd, many sporting Wexit gear with sayings such as “Make Alberta Great Again,” resoundingly said they felt isolated and ignored on the national stage.


A supporter listens to Peter Downing, the Founder of Wexit Alberta at a Wexit gathering in Edmonton, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019.

Ed Kaiser / Postmedia

“I’m done. You know, I’m just done,” Kathy Flett, Wexit Canada industrial relations officer, said to the crowd at the start of the rally. “It’s kind of like a divorce, there are some sad moments to this … but I think we have nowhere to go but up.”

Several speakers took to the stage to voice their support for the province’s main industries and sharing the neglect they’ve felt from the East, as Elections Alberta provincial party petition forms flowed through the audience. The group requires at least 7,868 signatures to become an official party.

Businessman Craig Chandler shared his drive to support the local agriculture and farming industries through the program Alberta Verified, which puts logos on locally-sourced products to let consumers know how they can support the province.

“We’re going to be Alberta first … this is nothing but positive,” Chandler said to the cheering crowd.

The Edmonton rally, the third edition held across the province, follows a five-page open letter from Wexit founder Peter Downing to Premier Jason Kenney voicing his frustration.

Throughout the Wexit rise, Kenney has said land-locking Alberta through separation isn’t the answer. But Kenney said he understands the frustrations and will be creating an expert panel to listen to Albertans’ concerns.

But this isn’t enough for Downing, calling on Kenney to hold a referendum on separation.

“With respect Mr. Kenney, your proposal for a listening tour followed by a symbolic referendum on equalization simply does not cut it,” the letter reads. “We will not allow Ottawa and Eastern Canada to phase us out. We will separate from Canada. We will survive and we will thrive.”


The Canadian flag is turned upside down as a packed house is listening to Peter Downing, the Founder of Wexit Alberta at a Wexit gathering in Edmonton, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019.

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‘Just forget your gender’: Xiaomeng ‘VKLiooon’ Li becomes first female Hearthstone Grandmasters Global Finals champion – The Washington Post

November 2nd, 2019