An 18-year-old man from St Catharines has died after falling from a flagpole.
It happened Sunday afternoon at Crystal Beach in Fort Erie.
Niagara police say he fell 30 feet, hitting concrete, after he climbed the pole. He then ended up in the water of Lake Erie.
Two children died Sunday after the van they were riding in was struck by a train east of Windsor.
Provincial police said the van was hit just before 10 a.m. at a level crossing outside the town of Lakeshore.
Const. Stephanie Moniz said the crossing doesn't have many safeguards.
``There's no monitoring at this intersection,'' she said.
``There's no bar that comes down, there's no flashing lights. It's simply a sign with the railway 'X' on it, along with a warning sign that says 'stop before' or 'check both ways before crossing,'' she said.
Police identified the dead children as Wynter Williams, 6, and her sister, Brooklyn, 3.
Their brother, Dryden Williams, 4, was taken to a Detroit hospital with serious, life-threatening injuries, police said.
The childrens' father, Andrew Williams, was in a Windsor hospital with serious, life-threatening injuries. The youngest passenger, one-year-old Jasmyn Williams, received minor injuries.
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A driver is facing charges after an on-duty officer was injured in a hit and run accident.
Two officers on bicycles were on their way back to their station near Finch Ave and Hwy 400 when one of them was hit by a car Saturday night.
The driver sped off and was arrested shortly after.
The officer is recovering from minor injuries.
Police say the 29-year-old driver has been charged with impaired driving, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, and failing to remain at the scene of the accident.
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A casting call for a new CBC reality show saw dozens of dogs take the stage in Toronto yesterday -- performing their best tricks in search of their big break.
The pups are vying for the role of Toto in Andrew Lloyd Webber's new production of ``The Wizard of Oz,'' which is set to open in Toronto this winter.
The top 10 contenders will first compete in a reality series called ``Over The Rainbow,'' which will also help fill the role of Dorothy.
Terriers and shepherds and bulldogs strutted in front the cameras at yesterday's audition, held during the Woofstock dog festival.
The judges, which include comedians Colin Mochrie and Deb McGrath, say they're looking for a dog with ``personality'' -- and one who won't soil the ...
Peel police are investigating a shooting that left a tow truck driver injured.
The shooting happened Saturday evening at Hurontario St and Brittania Rd W.
Police have been looking for a suspect. He is described as white with tanned skin and short blonde hair. He is about 35 years old and was last seen wearing a blue checked shirt, jeans and a grey baseball hat.
The victim is expected to recover.
If you're planning to be out and about this weekend there will be a number of road closures in the city that you should be aware of, due to special events.
The City is urging residents and visitors to come out and enjoy them. Businesses in the areas affected will be open to pedestrian traffic but some roads will be closed to vehicles.
In addition to road closures related to special events, there is a significant amount of road work taking place in the city. People are encouraged to take public transit as a greener, faster and more affordable way of getting to their destinations.
If you're planning to drive in the affected areas, give yourself extra time to get to and from your destination.
Here is a list of events happening this weekend:
A number of road closures will be required for this event. All ...
One person has been killed and two others injured in a crash on Hwy 400.
The accident happened near Mount Saint Louis Rd around 6 p.m. Saturday.
One woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Two other women were rushed to hospital with injuries that aren't life threatening.