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Community rallies to protect church for sale

Community rallies to protect church for sale

Dwindling congregations are a sad reality for many churches in Canada, but in Cumberland, the fight is on to keep one standing. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines


Sprinklers put out restaurant fire

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Firefighters responded to a small fire at a restaurant in the 4100 block of Strandherd Drive late Thursday night.  They say they got the call at just before 11:00 p.m. from an alarm company, alerting them to a fire alarm going off in the restaurant.  Firew crews found alarms sounding and smoke near the kitchen when they arrived. They determined a sprinkler had put out the fire, which started in an appliance motor. The owners arrived on the scene shortly after firefighers. There’s been no word yet on the cost ofRead More


No charges after Toronto police Tasered psychiatric patient multiple times: SIU

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TORONTO — Ontario’s police watchdog says no charges are warranted after a psychiatric patient at a downtown Toronto hospital suffered a broken hip when Tasered multiple times by police officers. The Special Investigations Unit said in a release Tuesday that the hospital made a 911 call for assistance with a patient on Sept. 24, 2016, and the man was subdued by a conducted energy weapon and then sedated by hospital staff. Late on Sept. 27, police again responded to a 911 call regarding the same patient in the psychiatric intensiveRead More


Funicular in city’s river valley expected to open Dec. 9

CTV News has confirmed the City of Edmonton expects the mechanized river access project in the river valley to open on December 9. The project includes a funicular and a staircase that connects 100 Avenue to the river valley, with a viewing deck at the top and a promenade at the bottom. Work on the $24 million project started in early 2016, and it was slated to open in the fall of this year. Funding mainly came from the provincial and federal governments – with the city putting forward $1.7Read More


Judd: Women will persevere in fighting sexual harassment

Bruce Schreiner, The Associated Press Published Friday, December 1, 2017 5:18PM EST Last Updated Friday, December 1, 2017 6:06PM EST LEXINGTON, Ky. — Actress Ashley Judd, whose claims against a Hollywood mogul helped set off an avalanche of sexual harassment allegations, said Friday that the fight against sexual misconduct will be a “chaotic, messy” endeavour, but that women won’t let potential public fatigue about the scandals slow the efforts. Judd told an audience at the University of Kentucky, her alma mater, that the fight is about “ending impunity.” Judd saidRead More


Judge strikes down section of Quebec law that bans face-coverings

Giuseppe Valiante, The Canadian Press Published Friday, December 1, 2017 5:04PM EST Last Updated Friday, December 1, 2017 8:27PM EST MONTREAL — A Superior Court justice on Friday ordered a temporary stay on the provision of a controversial Quebec law that prohibits citizens from receiving or giving public services with their faces covered. Justice Babak Barin ruled that Quebec cannot force people to uncover their faces until the province establishes clear guidelines under which someone can apply for a religious accommodation. Bill 62 was passed in October and was criticizedRead More


RCMP investigating assault at Sherwood Park pub

Police east of Edmonton are trying to identify the suspect in an assault at a pub that left a man in his 60s unconscious. Strathcona County RCMP said on Friday, October 20, at about 9:17 p.m., a 61-year-old man was assaulted in the washroom at Caffrey’s Pub, located on Wye Road, in Sherwood Park. Police said the man was in the washroom when another man entered, attacked him, and left the washroom. The victim was later found unconscious on the floor. The suspect left the pub immediately. RCMP said theRead More


Concern and optimism as single provincial health authority set to launch

The Saskatoon Regional Health Authority held its final public meeting Wednesday as the province moves to a single health authority. The SRHA won’t exist come Monday when the government launches the Saskatchewan Health Authority — an amalgamation of 12 of the province’s health regions. President and CEO of the Saskatoon Health Region Dan Florizone won’t be a part of the SHA, citing his passion and skills are not what the new authority needs. He told reporters after the meeting Wednesday the biggest impact will be on senior leadership. Florizone saidRead More


Hajrullahu kicks late field goal, Argos stun Stamps to win Grey Cup

The Canadian Press Published Sunday, November 26, 2017 10:17PM EST Last Updated Sunday, November 26, 2017 10:20PM EST OTTAWA — Lirim Hajrullahu kicked a 32-yard field goal with 53 seconds left shortly after Toronto tied the game on Cassius Vaughn’s Grey Cup-record 109-yard fumble return, and the Argonauts stunned the Calgary Stampeders 27-24 in the 105th Grey Cup final. The Stampeders had an eight-point lead and the ball inside the Toronto 10-yard line with just over five minutes to play. But Kamar Jorden fumbled, and Vaughn recovered and sped toRead More


Canadian mayors get their digs in before Grey Cup

The Mayors of Toronto and Calgary exchanged words about the Grey Cup on Saturday, a day before the Argonauts and Stampeders face each other in the CFL’s championship game. A reporter tweeted that Jim Watson, the mayor of Ottawa, which is hosting the Grey Cup, would be supporting the Toronto Argonauts with his hometown Ottawa Redblacks being eliminated in the CFL East’s semifinal. Toronto Mayor John Tory replied to the tweet, welcoming Watson to the Argonauts’ fanbase. “Plenty of room on the @TorontoArgos bandwagon for you, Mayor Watson. Glad toRead More