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Heritage group in small N.S. town says part of history stolen

Heritage group in small N.S. town says part of history stolen

People in a small community in Nova Scotia’s Cumberland County say part of their history has been stolen. Thieves broke into a 175-year-old house stole artifacts from inside and ransacked the historic Seamon House. Members of the Minudie Heritage Association are still trying to account for all the stolen artifacts that used to be in the home of the descendants of Amos Seamon. When the last descendent died, the vacant home was given to the local heritage association. “It makes me very sad to think that somebody would come intoRead More


Walkers, exercisers raise over $1M for cancer support and treatment

CancerCare Foundation Walk

Hundreds of Winnipeggers took to the streets Saturday for the 11th annual Challenge for Life held by the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation. The 820 participants raised $1,082,512 while either walking 20 kilomteres or working out for 200 minutes.  To date, the event has raised more than $11-million with the funds staying in Manitoba to support prevention, early detection, treatment, research and patient support at CancerCare Manitoba.  “The funds raised at today’s Challenge for Life are critical to improving outcomes for the people we all know and love who are living withRead More


‘A sense of whimsy’: How Kate Spade brought fun back to fashion, business

'A sense of whimsy': How Kate Spade brought fun back to fashion, business

It was 1991, and Kate Brosnahan, then a senior accessories editor for Mademoiselle magazine, set out to reinvent the handbag. Bored with the offerings available at the time, the 30-year-old Kansas City native quit her job to focus on designing a line of simple, sleek purses with infectious pops of colour. With the help of her boyfriend, Andy Spade, the brother of comedian David Spade, Brosnahan launched her first line of handbags under the name Kate Spade, a combination of her name and her future husband’s, in 1993. The coupleRead More


Windsor-Essex schools need $400M of repairs: Fix our schools

Greater Essex County District School Board office

A recent report from the ‘Fix our Schools’ campaign shows some major infrastructure deficit for schools in southwestern Ontario, and specifically, Windsor. The region’s schools face a $1.5 billion infrastructure deficit, which the Fix our School’s campaign says is calculated using Ministry of Education statistics. In Windsor, that repair bill could be roughly $407 million, according to the co-founder of fix our schools. Christa Wylie, the co-founder Fix Our Schools tells AM800 News high schools are in most need of repairs. “They’re larger buildings, they were built so there’s moreRead More


Thousands of runners participate in Calgary Marathon

Calgary Marathon

About 8,100 people got up mighty early and laced up their sneakers for the Calgary Marathon on Sunday morning. The race is now in it’s 54th year in the city and has grown in size from its first year, when just 19 men were involved. Now, the Marathon has 50 km, 10 km and five kilometre divisions as well as a children’s race. Runners of all ages say that the sport helps them immensely. “I feel that running helps me with all avenues of living,” says 81-year-old Gerald Miller, whoRead More


Drone operator accused of harassing wildlife

Drone operator accused of harassing wildlife

Conservation officers say a YouTube video showing a drone pursuing Canada geese in the skies over Campbell River is under investigation. 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″]


Abortion pill to become more widely available in N.S. after new billing code adopted

Abortion drug RU-486

THE CANADIAN PRESS Published Wednesday, May 23, 2018 3:23PM ADT Last Updated Wednesday, May 23, 2018 3:26PM ADT HALIFAX — The abortion pill is expected to become more widely available to women in Nova Scotia starting next month, as part of a series of measures adopted by the province aimed at improving abortion access. A physician’s bulletin issued by Nova Scotia Medical Services Insurance last week announced a new billing code that will pay doctors for overseeing the termination of a pregnancy using the abortion pill. The fee covers theRead More


Unattended cooking causes fire at student residence

Waterloo Fire

Waterloo Fire says an unattended cooking pan is to blame for a fire at a student residence Saturday. Crews responded to a high-rise student building at 315 King Street North between Columbia Street and University Avenue around 4:30 p.m. They say the fire was in the residence’s common cooking area and sprinklers located in the room were able to extinguish the fire completely. Fire officials say upon investigation it was determined to be unattended cooking that was the cause. Some students were evacuated, but there were no injuries. Officials sayRead More


Experts share safety tips as ATV season approaches

Experts share safety tips as ATV season approaches

This week, Jacqueline Derbowka shared an experience that changed her life. She, along with ATV experts, expressed safety tips and concerns when it comes to riding an ATV. It’s the time of the year when Derbowka remembers her father. Four years ago, he was killed in an ATV accident. “We were going up a hill… and it was just too light in the front end and not being used to the quad, it came backwards on us,” she said.  Derbowka was sitting behind her father on the back of theRead More


Woman to be archbishop in the Anglican Church of Canada for first time: diocese

Anglican Church

NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. – The Anglican Diocese of New Westminster says a woman has been elected an archbishop in the Anglican Church of Canada for the first time. Melissa Skelton will assume the highest position in the Anglican Church of Canada for B.C. and the Yukon. She will hold the title Archbishop and Metropolitan of the Ecclesiastical Province of B.C. and Yukon. There are four ecclesiastical province in the Anglican Church of Canada and they fall below the general synod, or the national governing body of the church. Skelton takesRead More