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Basic income pilot ending in March

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The Canadian Press Published Friday, August 31, 2018 5:41PM EDT Last Updated Friday, August 31, 2018 5:48PM EDT Ontario’s basic-income pilot project, which was launched by the former Liberal government and was aimed at lifting people out of poverty, will end next March. The Progressive Conservative government says the final payments to the 4,000 low-income recipients in several cities will be made on March 31, 2019. The Tories announced last month they would wind down the project, which was launched in 2017 and was set to run for three years.Read More


First-ever greater rhea chick hatchlings make history at Calgary Zoo

Greater rhea chick

The Calgary Zoo made history earlier this month when it welcomed its first-ever greater rhea chicks. The pair – now three weeks old – hatched at the zoo on Aug. 3 and 5. The flightless greater rhea is the largest bird in South America and is found mostly in Argentina and Brazil. Related to the ostrich and the emu, the bird uses its wings not for flight, but for balance and changing direction while running. Male rheas incubate the eggs and care for the new hatchlings, guarding them aggressively forRead More


Homicide unit reviews investigation into Calgary man’s overdose death

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The Calgary Police Service is reviewing its investigation into the recent death of 47-year-old Darrell Smith as his family continues to question the injuries they found on his body. Smith, who is from the Piikani Nation, was found dead in his Beltline apartment in the 1400 block of 11 Street Southwest on August 12, 2018. An autopsy attributed his death to an overdose. Darrell’s niece Simone Smith was the last member of the family to see Darrell alive. Simone had gone to Calgary with her uncle for some back toRead More


Trades workers, truckers and industry experts worry about weed in the workplace

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Joanne Schnurr, CTV Ottawa Published Friday, August 24, 2018 5:00PM EDT Last Updated Friday, August 24, 2018 5:01PM EDT The legalization of marijuana has many in the construction trades worried about safety in the workplace.  As Canada enters this new era, questions are rolling out about how employers will deal with pot on the job and whether job safety will be compromised. Those who work in industry say they’re not naive enough to think people aren’t using now on the job.  But the concern is that once it’s legal, evenRead More


Ontario’s interim sex-ed curriculum vague and confusing, experts and board say

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Paola Loriggio and Shawn Jeffords, The Canadian Press Published Thursday, August 23, 2018 7:26PM EDT TORONTO — The Ontario government’s newly released sexual-education curriculum is stirring up fresh confusion about what teachers can and cannot tell students when classes resume next month, experts said Thursday as school boards reviewed the document. The lesson plan, meant to temporarily replace a now-repealed modernized version put in place by the former Liberal government in 2015, was delivered to school boards and posted online Wednesday after repeated requests from educators who sought clarity onRead More


Police search for two suspects after home owner tied up during robbery

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Published Saturday, August 18, 2018 5:50PM CST Last Updated Saturday, August 18, 2018 5:52PM CST The Regina Police Service is investigating after a home invasion on Saturday afternoon. Police were called to the 700 block of McIntosh Street by a man who said two suspects had forced entry to his home. The male victim was tied up by the suspects while the suspects searched through the home for items to steal. The victim was eventually able to escape and ran to the neighbours house where he was able to contactRead More


One dead, two seriously injured following crash near Mitchell

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Ahmar Khan, CTV Winnipeg Published Saturday, August 11, 2018 6:02PM CST Last Updated Saturday, August 11, 2018 9:50PM CST One person is dead after a multi-vehicle crash just two kilometres east of Mitchell, Man. The collision happened at 10:15 a.m. on Friday, August 10 on Highway 52. A gravel truck was headed westbound and signaled to go south and slowed down for eastbound traffic to clear. According to RCMP, a van came to stop behind the gravel truck and was promptly struck from behind by a pickup truck. The vanRead More


Young rockers take the stage at all-girl rock camp

Young rockers take the stage at all-girl rock camp

Published Saturday, July 21, 2018 6:26PM CST Last Updated Saturday, July 21, 2018 6:40PM CST Young rock stars performed in front of 250 people at The Exchange on Saturday, as part of the finale to their week long rock camp. Girls Rock Regina is a weeklong camp where 29 girls ages 10 to 14 are put into six, four member bands. In just a week, the camp teaches the girls how to play instruments, write song lyrics, record their songs and perform. “Girls rock camp is for female identifying transRead More


Harvey Weinstein asks judge to dismiss Ashley Judd lawsuit

Harvey Weinstein

LOS ANGELES — Harvey Weinstein’s lawyers asked a judge Wednesday to dismiss Ashley Judd’s lawsuit against him, saying allegations that he tried to hurt her career after she rejected him sexually are baseless and were filed far too late. In the federal court filing in Los Angeles, the attorneys discuss Judd’s comment that she would only let Weinstein touch her after she won an Academy Award in one of his films. Judd said in her lawsuit that the statement was just a “mock bargain” she made in order to leaveRead More


Listowel café focuses on abilities over disabilities

Listowel café focuses on abilities over disabilities

Charity Hillson noticed her 19-year-old son was having difficulty landing a job to gain practical working skills. Her son, Mitchell Dale, suffers from Williams syndrome, a developmental disorder associated with mild intellectual or learning disabilities. To help his case, Hillson did what she felt she had to, despite working another job 40 hours per week. Together with her son, she opened Mitch & Mama’s, a coffee bar and restaurant in Listowel. “I couldn’t find a job so I really like where I am,” Dale said. The café is open fourRead More