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Its population shrinking, Newfoundland and Labrador aims to lure back diaspora

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ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — Bill Hodder says he would leave Calgary to move back to Newfoundland and Labrador “in a heartbeat.” He loved growing up in Churchill Falls, the small company town of about 650 people that runs the Labrador hydroelectric plant on the upper Churchill River. His father, sister and many of his cousins now live in St. John’s. “Home is where your family is,” said Hodder, 40. “If a job was there, it’d be no question we’d move back home.” Hodder, a project co-ordinator who has worked inRead More

Life returns to North Bay building

Life returns to North Bay building

From CTV Northern Ontario’s Joey Slattery: A vegan café is open near downtown North Bay bringing life back to an old building that holds fon Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

Ottawa police investigating shots fired in Bells Corners

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Ottawa Police are investigating after multiple shots were fired in Bells Corners.  Police say it happened around 10 p.m. last night to Priam Way near Robertson Road.  Once on scene, police found multiple shell casings. A vehicle was damaged.  No one was injured.  Gungs and gangs is investigating.   Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

Park Extension residents rally against luxury apartment project

Park Extension residents rally against luxury apartment project

Residents and community groups gathered in park Extension on Thursday evening to protest a planned luxury apartment project that they said will contribute to gentrification in the neighbourhood. “The people in Park Ex deserve a lot better than not having their voice heard,” said organizer Joshua Singh. Roughly 20 people came to the rally in front of the borough hall during a meeting of the urban planning committee to voice their displeasure with the project, which would be located across from the Parc Metro station. The development has not yetRead More

House fire causes $35,000 in damage


A house fire early Thursday morning caused around $35,000 in damages. The Saskatoon Fire Department responded just before 1:30 a.m. to a home in the 200 block of Avenue I South. When firefighters arrived, they found flames and heavy smoke coming from the basement suite kitchen. Everyone inside of the home had been evacuated and no one was injured. The fire was extinguished in less than 15 minutes. A fire investigator determined the cause to be accidental. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA TodayRead More

Dolly Parton removes ‘Dixie’ from Stampede dinner show

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PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. — Country singer Dolly Parton has discarded “Dixie” from the name of a popular dinner show. From now on, the attraction will simply be known as Dolly Parton’s Stampede. Parton said in a statement that the name change was spurred by changing attitudes and “will remove any confusion or concerns about our shows” as the company that operates the attraction expands into new markets. World Choice Investments LLC currently operates the Stampede dinner show for Parton in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, and Branson, Missouri. World Choice spokesman PeteRead More

London housing prices spike in last quarter of 2017: survey

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It’s good news for homeowners and realtors in the London market. The Royal LePage House Price Survey released Wednesday showed a major spike in the fourth quarter of 2017. The aggregate price of a home increased 19.6 per cent year-over-year to $363,765. The median price of a two-storey home increased 21.1 per cent year-over-year to $404,423. The median price of a bungalow increased 17.7 per cent to $299,222. Nationally, the price of a home in Canada increased 10.8 per cent year-over-year to $626,042 in the fourth quarter of 2017. SourceRead More

Ronald McDonald House families embark on special flight to the North Pole

A dozen families who have been staying at the Ronald McDonald House received a much-needed reprieve from their days in hospital as they boarded a magical flight from the Calgary International Airport to the North Pole. The flight was organized by volunteers with Air Canada Jazz who wanted to share the Christmas spirit with children who will likely spend the holiday season in hospital. Jaylin Mendenhall boarded the flight alongside his son. “Little Mason here was diagnosed with Stage 4 neuroblastoma back in July,” said Mendenhall. “He is going toRead More

Montreal explorers discover Ice Age-era cave under the city

Ben Cousins, Staff Published Saturday, December 2, 2017 6:34PM EST Last Updated Saturday, December 2, 2017 7:58PM EST Explorers in Montreal have made the underground discovery of a lifetime: a giant cave that weaves under one of the city’s public parks. A cave below Parc Pie-XII in Saint-Leonard, a neighbourhood in Montreal, was already available for people to walk through. But Luc Le Blanc, one of the people credited with the most recent discovery, says the new section was uncovered just behind the old cave. The newly-discovered cavern isRead More

Quebec City woman arrested on animal cruelty, bestiality charges

La Presse Canadienne Published Friday, December 1, 2017 7:47AM EST Last Updated Friday, December 1, 2017 7:48AM EST A Quebec City woman in her 20s is facing animal cruelty and bestiality charges. She was arrested on Thursday night in a Quebec City housing unit after people called police to the attention of images posted to social media that allegedly appeared to show animal cruelty. Police believe there was a sexual act involving a human and an animal. The woman was released on a promise to appear in court at aRead More