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Third asylum seeker in Manitoba suffers severe frostbite

Third asylum seeker in Manitoba suffers severe frostbite

A renewed warning about frostbite and the dangerous journey some asylum seekers take to make it into Manitoba. A man from the West African country of Togo is the third asylum seeker to have suffered severe frostbite on his hands after crossing the U.S.-Canada border on foot into Manitoba. He made the crossing during the evening of Jan. 4. Temperatures dipped as low as – 28 degrees in Emerson that day. “I feel the pain,” said Kangni Fiowole-Kouevi from his temporary home in Winnipeg. I sleep with difficultly. It’s notRead More


Another national title for Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir

CTV Kitchener Published Saturday, January 13, 2018 6:20PM EST Last Updated Saturday, January 13, 2018 6:27PM EST Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir captured their eighth Canadian figure skating title Saturday. The pair scored 209.82 for their “Moulin Rouge” performance. Virtue, from London, and Moir, from Ilderton, are former members of the K-W Skating Club. They won gold at the 2010 Olympics but fell short in Sochi, placing 2nd overall. Virtue and Moir are hoping for a big comeback at this year’s Olympic Games. Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier of TorontoRead More


Virtue and Moir set record in winning eighth national title

Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue win nationals

Scott Moir of Ilderton and London’s Tessa Virtue have captured their eighth national ice dance championship in impressive style. Skating flawlessly, the duo scored 209.82 points, setting a Canadian record. The Olympic gold and silver medallists brought the crowd to its feet with their sensual skate to music from “Moulin Rouge. “The score is exciting,” Virtue said. “But skating in front of this crowd was something other worldly. It felt as if Canada was with us every single step and we’re so grateful.” Moir added: “That’s a moment we’ll rememberRead More


Skipp Anderson sexual assault conviction timely: trial lawyers

Skipp Anderson sexual assault conviction timely: trial lawyers

Both the Crown prosecutor and defence lawyer in the Skipp Anderson sexual assault trial say the conviction comes at a time when sexual assault cases and victims’ voices are front and centre in society. “I see, as we all do, that society is being more and more receptive to the voices of people who experience sexual violence and I think this is reflected in this decision,” Crown prosecutor Tamara Rock told reporters after the verdict was handed down Thursday night. The jury deliberated for nearly seven hours and convicted theRead More


Video hopes to encourage more youth to become hockey referees

Referees

Thousands of Calgary kids are taking to the ice for Minor Hockey Week at the Max Bell Centre but a growing number of youngsters are slipping into striped shirts rather than pads for the tournament. As a result of the resounding interest in officiating at events, a group of hockey officials put together a video that they hope will encourage more young people to get involved. The video follows one of the youngest linesmen on the ice in the city, 13-year-old Mason Rockley. In the video, Rockley reveals why heRead More


Option Solidaire? Party merger could be voted on Saturday

Two of Quebec’s dark horse political parties could be headed for a major shakeup on Saturday. Debates about a variety of issues will take place at Quebec Solidaire’s convention in Longueuil, but the biggest is a potential merger with Option Nationale. QS co-spokesperson Manon Masse acknowledged that discussions will be heated, but said the party is “ready” for the debate. Discussions over the potential merger with Sol Zanetti’s party concluded in October. Manon’s colleague Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois was among the architects of the deal. He called the deal “good for theRead More


Thousands flee Bali volcano but some stay put or run to it

Stephen Wright, The Associated Press Published Thursday, November 30, 2017 8:20AM EST KARANGASEM, Indonesia — When an enormous volcano belches ash and the people who live around it flee, you get out too, right? Probably. But apparently not always. The compelling impulse to see an aggressive and majestic show of nature, and to record an uncontrollable force, is motivating some visitors to the tropical island of Bali to stick around for a while rather than just head for the nearest airport. Take Mark Levitin. He’s not going anywhere. The activityRead More


Pop star crashes hockey practice

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Edmonton woman searching for long-lost sister

An Edmonton woman is hoping the power of social media will help her find the biological sister she recently found out she has. Two days before Chantel Stefanich’s mother died, her aunt revealed to her a near five-decade old secret in the hopes that her mother would tell her the truth in her death bed. The conversation never happened, but Stefanich is now doing everything she can to meet her sister. “I don’t have really any family, I grew up an only child and I just really wanted more family,”Read More


Canadian screen industry to ‘move speedily’ on drafting new code of conduct

Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press Published Friday, November 24, 2017 5:26PM EST TORONTO — Groups representing Canada’s screen and stage talent say they feel a sense of “urgency” in implementing a new collective approach to end sexual harassment, but they also want to get it right. Representatives from 16 organizations — including the actors’ union ACTRA, the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, and the Director’s Guild of Canada (DGC) — gathered with a moderator and a few lawyers Thursday in a five-hour, closed-door meeting in Toronto to discuss sexualRead More