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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


Teenage shooting victim attends sold-out Danforth benefit concert

Teenage shooting victim attends sold-out Danforth benefit concert

Olivia Bowden, The Canadian Press Published Sunday, August 12, 2018 8:12AM EDT Last Updated Sunday, August 12, 2018 1:59PM EDT TORONTO — A young victim of the mass shooting in Toronto’s Greektown neighbourhood was among the crowd at a benefit concert held Saturday night to raise money for those impacted by last month’s violence. Samantha Price, a recent high school grad, said she was on Danforth Avenue eating ice cream with 18-year-old Reese Fallon and some other friends on the night of July 22 when a gunman opened fire intoRead More


Missy Elliott praises woman’s karaoke version of ‘Work It’

Rhode Island

WEST WARWICK, R.I. — A Rhode Island woman’s karaoke version of Missy Elliott’s hit song “Work It” has become an internet sensation, even drawing praise from Elliott. Mary Halsey, of West Warwick, recently performed a version of the 2002 hit at an outdoor party at a park and posted the performance on her Facebook page. Elliott reposted Halsey’s video on Twitter and Instagram and wrote : “I just found out I have a FUNKY WHITE SISTER.” She added that Halsey “straight killed” the song. Halsey’s video had been shared moreRead More


New genetic tests could help pinpoint best macular degeneration treatments

New genetic tests could help pinpoint best macular degeneration treatments

By the year 2020, about 2 million Canadians will have macular degeneration — the leading cause of vision loss in people over aged 60. Although there is no cure, there are treatments that can slow the disease’s progression — but only in those with certain genes. Those with different genetic make-ups can actually see their vision worsen on the treatments. Now there is a new genetic test that could help determine who can benefit and who will not. But it’s a test not without controversy. Toronto-area senior Percy Ford-Smith discoveredRead More


Ten-year-old ‘Superman’ bests Phelps’ 23-year-old swim record

Ten-year-old 'Superman' bests Phelps' 23-year-old swim record

A 10-year-old boy nicknamed “Superman” demonstrated his extraordinary swimming ability when he shattered a decades-old record belonging to Michael Phelps. Clark Kent Apuada of California swam the 100-metre butterfly in 1:09.38 at the Far West International Championship, breaking Phelps’ 23-year-old record by more than a second. In 1995, Phelps, a 28-time Olympic medallist, set the age group record with a time of 1:10.48. Apuada went on to win seven gold medals in seven events at the swim meet. Clark Kent Apuada breaks Michael Phelps Far Western Age Group Record setRead More


Sault Ste. Marie waste collection going automatic

Sault Ste. Marie waste collection going automatic

The current hybrid waste collection system will be maintained, but Sault council has decided to change the way city crews are picking up the trash. Lincoln Louttit reports. 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″]


Antigonish proud to be first town to host Special Olympics

Antigonish proud to be first town to host Special Olympics

It’s a busy time in Antigonish as the town prepares for a group of special visitors later this month. In two weeks, the town of Antigonish will Host the Special Olympics 2018 Canada Summer Games and Antigonish is proud of its historic first. “We’re the first town to host it,” said co-chair Carl Chisholm. “Normally it goes to a city, and we’re very proud of that and we want to make sure that we put on a great show for them so that hopefully other towns across the country willRead More


Construction to widen a portion of Bow Trail Southwest about to begin

Bow Trail widening

Motorists in southwest Calgary will soon be driving into more road construction when the city officially kicks off the Bow Trail Southwest widening project Wednesday morning at 11:00 a.m.       It will include adding an eastbound and westbound lane between Old Banff Coach Road and 85th Street Southwest. The project will also see pathways on the north and south side of Bow Trail to Old Banff Coach Road and Strathcona Boulevard extended to allow for better walking and cycling connections between the communities, the speed limit will be reduced to 60Read More


Anita Baker honoured honoured at BET Awards

Anitba Baker

Legendary singer Anita Baker was honoured at the BET Awards with impressive performances that nearly brought the eight-time Grammy winner to tears. Baker earned the Lifetime Achievement Award on Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, where Ledisi, Marsha Ambrosius and Yolanda Adams – in superior form – sang the singer’s well-known hits onstage. The 60-year-old, who dominated the R&B charts from the early ’80s to mid-90s with smooth songs like “Sweet Love” and “Giving You the Best That I Got,” used her speech to encourage the artists inRead More


Neighbours rejoice as notorious home up for sale

Neighbours rejoice as notorious home up for sale

Neighbours claim the Courtenay home has hosted drug activity for years – and say it’s the same home where a window was shot out last week. 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″]