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NAFTA talks resume in Washington as Congress grows restless

NAFTA talks resume in Washington as Congress grows restless

James McCarten, The Canadian Press Published Wednesday, September 19, 2018 8:37AM EDT WASHINGTON — Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is back in Washington — and back in search of a way to bridge the divide that’s keeping Canada out of a new North American free trade pact. Freeland flew back to the U.S. capital Tuesday as a prominent congressional ally of President Donald Trump made it clear that American lawmakers are growing weary of what they see as Canadian intransigence. House of Representatives majority whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) is warningRead More


North and South Korea plan to bid for 2032 Summer Olympics

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PYONGYANG, Korea, Democratic People’s Republic Of – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in said in a statement Wednesday that the countries planned to jointly bid for the 2032 Summer Olympics. At a major summit, the two leaders gave no details of which cities might host certain events at the games, or how advanced the plans were. The International Olympic Committee traditionally does not announce host cities until seven years ahead of the games. That would give the Koreas until 2025 to put together aRead More


SaskTel Centre to become smoke free zone

Saskatoon city council looking at potential plans for downtown arena

Smokers attending events at SaskTel Centre will soon no longer be able to light up anywhere on the property. The city’s largest venue is adopting a smoke-free policy, which will prohibit smoking and vaping on the premises, and eliminate all designated smoking areas. The new policy will be in affect during all events including concerts, Blades, Rush and Rattlers games beginning this Saturday. John Howden, Director of Business Development for SaskTel Centre, says the change in policy was made partly because of security concerns. “We’ve seen people try to scaleRead More


Get a glimpse of life aboard HMCS Chicoutimi

Get a glimpse of life aboard HMCS Chicoutimi

The submarine has a tragic history, but a successful deployment this year has it set up for a bright future. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rssfeeds.usatoday.com/usatoday-NewsTopStories” limit=”20″] USA News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rss.cnn.com/rss/cnn_us.rss” limit=”20″] ABC NEWS Headlines [su_feed url=”http://feeds.abcnews.com/abcnews/usheadlines” limit=”20″]


Dog missing for 15 months finds its way home

Dog missing for 15 months finds its way home

CTV Regina Published Tuesday, September 18, 2018 6:27PM CST Last Updated Tuesday, September 18, 2018 6:47PM CST After going missing 15 months ago, Kerri Duncan thought her dog Georgia was gone for good. Georgia went missing from Duncan’s parents’ farm near St. Walburg in July 2017. Duncan posted pictures on social media, hoping that someone would recognize the dog, but nothing came. “She ran out of my parents’ house, and there was no sign of her. She never came back. They looked everywhere for her,” said Duncan. She had givenRead More


CAQ leader Francois Legault faces new challenges after English debate

CAQ leader Francois Legault faces new challenges after English debate

Giuseppe Valiante, The Canadian Press Published Tuesday, September 18, 2018 8:05PM EDT Last Updated Tuesday, September 18, 2018 9:13PM EDT  Francois Legault tried to divert attention from his immigration policies Tuesday, as a report from a research institute undercut his campaign rhetoric on newcomers and two new polls placed his Coalition Avenir Quebec in a virtual tie with the Liberals. Following Monday night’s English-language debate in which he was attacked for wanting to expel immigrants who fail to pass a values and French-language test, Legault came out hard against LiberalRead More


Award winning director talks about film Take Light

Award winning director talks about film Take Light

Director Shasha Nakhai talks to Rebecca Nobrega about her film, Take Light, being featured at Sudbury’s Cinéfest. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rssfeeds.usatoday.com/usatoday-NewsTopStories” limit=”20″] USA News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rss.cnn.com/rss/cnn_us.rss” limit=”20″] ABC NEWS Headlines [su_feed url=”http://feeds.abcnews.com/abcnews/usheadlines” limit=”20″]


International Plowing Match opens in Chatham-Kent

International Plowing Match opens in Chatham-Kent

Hundreds of thousands of people from across Canada and the U.S will attend what has become North America’s largest outdoor agricultural expo. This is the first time the International Plowing Match has been in Chatham-Kent since 1979. More than four years of planning has gone into the event, which takes place on an 850-acre farm from Tuesday until Saturday. The IPM is considered a major event for Ontario’s agricultural community, dating back more than 100 years. This is the 101st edition, with people from near and far converging just outsideRead More


Fire leaves OPP detachment without public location

The Cambridge OPP detachment after the fire

A fire tore through the Cambridge OPP building earlier this month, leaving the detachment without a home. On the afternoon of Sept. 4, a total of 20 firefighters responded to a blaze at the building. “”We respond to emergencies every day, and these types of situations, but when it’s your own workplace and, for a lot of us kind of our second home or home away from home, it’s surreal,” said Cst. Lauren Ball with the OPP. The building was destroyed, the roof collapsing, and the detachment was closed. FormerlyRead More


Poor economy and parked paddlewheeler hurt Heritage Park’s bottom line

Poor economy and parked paddlewheeler hurt Heritage Park’s bottom line

One of Calgary’s most popular attractions is poised to post a deficit for the first time in 54 years and officials say more funding is needed to keep exhibits open and park workers employed. Officials at Heritage Park, in the city’s southwest, say losses could be as high as $1.3 million this year. They say a number of factors are contributing to a variety of unbudgeted costs including; an increase in minimum wage, lost corporate sponsorships and the provincial carbon tax. “Altogether it is causing us a very tough financialRead More