Man, 25, dies after being struck by vehicle on Shediac Bridge – New Brunswick


A 25-year-old man has died after he was struck by vehicle while crossing the Shediac Bridge Friday night.

New Brunswick RCMP say they were called to the crash on Route 11 at around 7 p.m.

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Police believe the victim was crossing the road to get to his parked vehicle when he was struck.

The man from Elsipogtog First Nation died at the scene, according to police. The driver of the vehicle was not injured.

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Police are still investigating the exact cause of the crash. They did not say whether charges will be laid.

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Woman’s body found in burning vehicle ‘non-criminal’: Edmonton police – Edmonton


A woman was found dead inside a vehicle that had caught fire in northwest Edmonton on Sunday night, but after investigating, police said the death was not suspicious.

Police and firefighters were called around 6:30 p.m. to an industrial area near 164 Street, north of 137 Avenue. They arrived to find a red Ford Escape on fire.

“They were extinguishing the flames and when they finished that, they found a deceased person in the vehicle,” said District Chief Todd Weiss.

Edmonton police and firefighters were called to 164 Street north of 137 Avenue on Sunday, Jan. 20, where a woman was found dead inside a burning vehicle.

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The body was found in the driver’s seat. There is no word on what caused the fire, and investigators hope witnesses will be able to help determine what happened.

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“We had multiple reports that were called in to dispatch,” Weiss said. “There were a few people when I arrived on scene, giving statements to police — that’s all I can say about that.”

Edmonton police said early Monday morning that the death was non-criminal in nature. No other details were released.

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Careening vehicle hits pedestrians waiting to cross street in Surrey – BC


Two people are in hospital with serious injuries as the indirect result of a two-vehicle collision in Surrey Saturday night.

At about 6:30 pm, at the intersection of Fraser Highway & 148th Street, two vehicles collided, sending one car careening off and striking two pedestrians waiting to cross the street.

The vehicle had both pedestrians pinned beneath it and between a light post. Firefighters were able to free them quickly by winching up the vehicle.

The pedestrians appeared to be conscious and talking to first responders when they were rescued.

The intersection is partially closed while police investigate.

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Sun-bound travellers grounded after Westjet plane ‘makes contact’ with vehicle at YVR


Passengers looking forward to some fun in the sun were delayed for hours after a Westjet plane bound for Palm Springs reversed into a catering truck on the tarmac at YVR Thursday morning.

« During pushback from its gate, WestJet flight 1722 from Vancouver to Palm Springs made contact with a catering vehicle, » said a statement from Morgan Bell, a Westjet media representative.

Passengers take to social media

Passenger @SunshineSucks took to Twitter, complaining about the flight being cancelled because the pilot drove ‘into a truck on the tarmac. »

Westjet responded to the tweet saying the aircraft was under the control of its contracted ground crew at the time of the incident.

Passengers and crew returned to the gate and were offloaded, while arrangements were being made to secure another plane.

Earlier in the day @mattgolfLAB tweeted he was looking forward to some quality family time and warmth, but an hour later tweeted « Who backs a plane into something at an airport? »

Westjet says pilot error wasn’t an issue, because a pushback crew and tug were deployed to move the plane in reverse.

« We sincerely apologize for the delay and any inconvenience this may have caused our guests and are working to get them on their way as soon as possible, » said the statement.

Plane taken out of service

A spokesperson for YVR said the plane has been taken out of service.

The flight departed at 1:05 pm PT, over three-and-a-half hours after its scheduled time.


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Metrolinx still waiting for first Eglinton Crosstown vehicle


Two months after Bombardier announced the first vehicle for Toronto’s Eglinton Crosstown LRT was almost ready, the car has yet to be shipped, and the Quebec-based manufacturer now has just weeks to meet a deadline to deliver half a dozen of the new cars.

Under the terms of a $392-million contract agreed to last year, Bombardier is supposed to supply Metrolinx with 76 vehicles for the Crosstown, the $5.9-billion midtown light rail line that is currently under construction and is scheduled to open by September 2021.

In late October, Bombardier invited media to its facility outside Kingston, Ont. to demonstrate progress it had made in assembling the first Eglinton Crosstown vehicle. The company said at the time it would be ready to ship in November.
In late October, Bombardier invited media to its facility outside Kingston, Ont. to demonstrate progress it had made in assembling the first Eglinton Crosstown vehicle. The company said at the time it would be ready to ship in November.  (Steve Russell / Toronto Star file photo)

In late October, Bombardier invited media to its facility outside Kingston, Ont. to demonstrate progress it had made in assembling the first vehicle. The company said at the time it would be ready to ship in November.

But according to Metrolinx, the provincial transportation agency in charge of building the Crosstown, a subsequent inspection in early December determined the car wasn’t ready.

“The vehicle required some corrections and adjustments prior to being released for shipment to Toronto,” said Metrolinx acting chief communications and public affairs officer Jamie Robinson in a statement.

“Due to constraints with shipping prior to the heavy traffic holiday season, Bombardier has informed Metrolinx that the arrival of the first vehicle is now scheduled for early 2019.”

Neither Metrolinx nor Bombardier would specify what adjustments the vehicle required.

Under the terms of the contract, the deadline for delivering the first six cars is Feb. 1.

According to Robinson’s statement, there are “significant financial penalties for Bombardier” if the company fails to supply “quality vehicles” by the deadline.

Metrolinx declined to say what the penalties are or whether it believes Bombardier will supply the six vehicles on time.

In a brief email, Bombardier spokesperson Jade St-Jean said the company is “on the right track” and “confident” it will meet the Feb. 1 deadline for all six cars.

She said the first car “was ready to be shipped in December” but as a result of the Christmas holidays it will now be sent the week of Jan. 7, 2019.

Asked to explain why the holiday would affect delivery, St-Jean said the car is being sent by truck and will require a police escort, which she suggested wouldn’t be available over the Christmas period.

According to Metrolinx, once it receives the first cars they will initially be used to test systems at the Crosstown vehicle maintenance and storage facility at Mount Dennis.

The delay in supplying the first Crosstown car is the latest development in the long-running saga of the expensive vehicle purchase.

In 2010, Metrolinx placed a $770-million order with Bombardier for 182 cars, with the intention of running them on several Toronto-area light rail lines.

But in 2016, Metrolinx filed a notice of intent to terminate the deal, claiming Bombardier had missed deadlines for the delivery of the first cars.

Bombardier countered in 2017 by seeking a court injunction to prevent Metrolinx from cancelling the contract. The company alleged Metrolinx had unfairly refused to take delivery of cars, and claimed the agency wanted out of the deal because several provincial light rail projects had been either delayed or cancelled and it no longer required all 182 vehicles it had ordered.

After a judge blocked Metrolinx from cancelling the contract, the two sides agreed in Dec. 2017 to reduce the number of vehicles in the order to 76.

Metrolinx also inked a deal with Alstom, a French rail manufacturer, to supply the Crosstown cars should Bombardier fail to deliver.

The Metrolinx order is separate from the TTC’s purchase of new streetcars from Bombardier, which has also faced delays.

A spokesperson for the TTC said that as of Monday, the agency had 117 of the new vehicles in service, and at least four more had been approved for delivery.

Bombardier had set a revised goal of supplying a cumulative total of 121 vehicles by the end of 2018. The company says that despite previous delays it is on track to deliver all 204 streetcars by the end of next year as planned.

Ben Spurr is a Toronto-based reporter covering transportation. Reach him by email at or follow him on Twitter: @BenSpurr


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Woman and two children in critical condition due to carbon monoxide poisoning inside vehicle – BC


Abbotsford Police are investigating the events that led to a woman and two children, discovered in a car by the roadside, apparently overcome by carbon monoxide poisoning on Boxing Day evening.

Abbotsford Police say emergency services were called to the scene of a single vehicle collision in the 33700 block of Clayburn Road near Riverside Street at about 8:20 Wednesday evening.

All three occupants of the vehicle were found to be unresponsive.

One unconfirmed report has it that they were initially discovered by an off-duty APD firefighter.

Freezing rain conditions prevented the crash victims from being airlifted to hospital, and they were rushed instead by ambulance.

The exact ages of the woman and the children are not known.

Clayburn Road is closed in the vicinity while police investigate.



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Vehicle in fatal pedestrian collision leaves scene on Big River First Nation


RCMP say a man is dead after a pedestrian collision on Big River First Nation this past weekend.

Emergency services were called at roughly 10:45 p.m. CT on Dec. 23.

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The man was pronounced dead at the scene. His name and age were not released by police.

Big River RCMP said the vehicle involved in the collision left the scene.

A forensic collision analyst is assisting with the investigation.

Big River First Nation is approximately 160 kilometres north of Saskatoon.

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Vehicle vandalized with homophobic slur in Upper Tantallon – Halifax


A senseless act of homophobic vandalism has one Halifax-area family appealing to the public for help in bringing the perpetrators to justice.

After a night of playing video games and having some drinks with friends, Rob Moore says his 19-year-old son Liam was shocked to find holes in his tires and white spray paint coating the sides of his vehicle.

“This sort of thing I’ve never heard of happening before,” said Moore, who spoke to Global News on his son’s behalf. “He doesn’t know who it would be.”

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The vehicle, which was nestled in the back of a cul de sac behind the elementary and junior high schools in Upper Tantallon, N.S., is believed to have been vandalized sometime between 3 a.m. and 6 a.m.

Moore says it took his son a couple hours to scrub off most of the spray paint. They believe it will cost at least $800 to replace the damaged winter tires.

But their focus now is on figuring out who’s responsible.

“He’s got no enemies that he’s aware of, kind of keeps to himself,” says Moore. “He’s just trying to get through university.”

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Moore posted photos of the vandalism on his Facebook page. The post was shared over 300 times in less than five hours.

Moore hopes that the increased exposure of the vandalism will help catch whoever’s responsible.

“The response on Facebook has been tremendous. A lot of people have been sharing it,” Moore says. “I think it can only increase the chances of finding out who did this.”

“I would like to see whoever did this wake up today and realize that what they did was wrong and fess up to it.”

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Moore says a neighbour captured security footage of an unknown vehicle in the area around 4 a.m. and submitted it to police. Nova Scotia RCMP tells Global News they are aware of the situation and the investigation is in its early stages.

But Moore is more concerned about figuring out what — and why — this happened, especially in such a derogatory fashion.

“It this day and age, there’s just no time for stuff like that. Some people could consider that a hate crime,” he said.

“Whether it was directed at [Liam] or whoever it was directed at, you just don’t need to see that.”

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Woman dead after being hit by vehicle in Mississauga – Toronto


Peel police say a 65-year-old woman is dead after being hit by a vehicle in Mississauga Friday evening.

Police said they were called to the area of Winston Churchill Boulevard and Duncairn Drive just before 8 p.m.

When authorities arrived on scene, the woman was transported to hospital in life-threatening condition.

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She was later pronounced dead.

The driver of the vehicle remained on scene and is co-operating with police.

Winston Churchill is closed between Thomas Street and Duncairn Drive as the Major Collision Bureau investigates.


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2 dead after vehicle rolls over on Highway 243 east of Montreal Friday night – Montreal


A man and a woman, both 57, are dead after a single-vehicle crash Friday night in Shefford, Que., roughly 90 kilometres east of Montreal.

The crash happened at around 8 p.m. on Highway 243, also known as Chemin Foster.

Sûreté du Québec (SQ) spokesperson Claude Denis said the vehicle flipped over several times before crashing into a tree.

The woman, whom police said was driving, was found unconscious on the ground outside the vehicle.

The passenger was still inside the vehicle.

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Both were taken to hospital, where they later died of their injuries.

Highway 243 was closed for several hours as collision experts investigated.

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Denis said it is too early to determine what may have caused the crash, adding that the SQ is working with the coroner on the investigation.

The identity of the victims has yet to be released, but Denis said both were residents of Shefford.

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