Police are searching for a bat-wielding thief after a convenience store was robbed in Brantford. Around 6:40 p.m. on Tuesday, a man walked into St. George Grand Street Variety on St. George St. armed with a baseball bat.The man told the clerk to hang up the telephone and proceeded to hand him a plastic bag.The Brantford Police Service (BPS) say the man obtained an undisclosed amount of cash and the victim was not physically injured.The suspect is described as a white male, about six-foot, with an average build. He was wearing a black hood, red bandana, sunglasses and blue pants with a white stripe.“The BPS are releasing the video including the audio in hopes that with both the visual of the suspects stature including his voice that someone from our community may be able to identify him,” said police in a news release.Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact Detective Darryl Graham of the Major Crime Unit at 519-756-0113, ext 2206.
by Adina Bresge, The Canadian Press Posted Jul 1, 2016 1:48 pm MDT Last Updated Jul 2, 2016 at 10:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email HALIFAX – One of the giant turbines destined for the Bay of Fundy will be hauled by barge to Halifax for final preparations in the coming days, however, exactly when it will be installed is still unknown.In a statement, Sarah Dawson of Cape Sharp Tidal said the plan to install two 1,000-tonne turbines in the Minas Passage remains on hold indefinitely after getting the go-ahead from Nova Scotia’s environment minister.The turbine will be moved to Halifax for ballasting work and final inspections, she said. The operation will create more room at the shipyard in Pictou, N.S., to finish assembling the second turbine.One of the five-storey high turbines was scheduled to be transported to a test location near Parrsboro in June.Environment Minister Margaret Miller put the project on hold early last month, saying the province had yet to approve a proposed environmental effects monitoring program, but allowed it to proceed a little more than a week ago.According to Dawson, Cape Sharp chose to delay the project to futher consult with various stakeholders who feel they haven’t been heard.She said among those being consulted are local fishers who have voiced strong opposition to the project over concerns that the instream tidal turbines can’t be made safe for the ecosystem.“We’ve spoken to many fishers over the past weeks and months — and in fact years,” she said. “Like everyone who has an interest in the Bay of Fundy, we believe that a number of industries and interests can co-exist responsibly.”Cape Sharp’s turbines are expected to generate enough electricity to power 1,000 homes.The company, a partnership of OpenHydro and Emera, is one of several who plan to test different turbine technology in the Bay of Fundy. Fundy tidal power project delay continues
In footage taken during the briefing, Mr Corbyn asks: “Can we move on, please?”He continues: “we’re discussing the NHS today. We’re discussing the NHS, can we have an NHS questions please? Can we have an NHS question?”After the reporter argues that he is entitled to ask a question in a “free country”, Mr Corbyn responds: “I am very well aware we live in a free country. I am very proud to live in a free country. As are you.” Corbyn urges the reporter to move on from ‘traingate’ questioningCredit:ITN Jeremy Corbyn tried to direct attention away from the ‘traingate’ scandal on Wednesday after CCTV footage revealed he had taken a seat on a “ram-packed” train.Mr Corbyn expressed frustration as he was quizzed by a reporter over the matter during a press conference on the NHS. He adds: “I’m glad you’ve watched the CCTV so carefully. It’s really an important issue this, absolutely crucial to the future of the whole nation and the NHS.”Watch the spat in the video above. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.