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Running community wants to help local marathoner achieve Olympic dreams

Running community wants to help local marathoner achieve Olympic dreams

He’s won the Calgary Marathon multiple times and has also marked off a win at the Vancouver Marathon too, but the champion runner from Kenya has never been able to compete for Olympic gold, but his friends want to help him get there. Benard Onsare has had to deal with his fair share of challenges throughout his life, including fighting for his Canadian citizenship for the past decade and struggling with training and a full-time job to help support his family living in Mexico. Now that he is finally aRead More

No damage or injuries reported after minor earthquake hit southwestern Ontario

Windsor earthquake

The Canadian Press Published Thursday, April 19, 2018 9:19PM EDT Last Updated Thursday, April 19, 2018 9:58PM EDT AMHERSTBURG, Ont. — There are no reports of injuries or damage after a minor earthquake struck southwestern Ontario Thursday night. The United States Geological Survey, which first reported the quake, said the magnitude-3.6 temblor struck near Amherstburg, Ont., south of Windsor, at a depth of about five kilometres. Earthquakes Canada later said it was a magnitude-3.9 quake that struck at a depth of 10 kilometres, northeast of Chatham-Kent, Ont., which is eastRead More

At trial, experts debate drug Cosby gave to his accuser

Michael R. Sisak, The Associated Press Published Thursday, April 19, 2018 1:14PM EDT Last Updated Thursday, April 19, 2018 9:50PM EDT NORRISTOWN, Pa. — It’s long been one of the most enduring mysteries of Bill Cosby’s sexual assault case: What drug did he give his chief accuser on the night she says he molested her? Cosby has insisted he handed 1 1/2 tablets of the over-the-counter cold and allergy medicine Benadryl to Andrea Constand to help her relax before their sexual encounter at his home outside Philadelphia more than aRead More

Eight-year sentence for Canadian convicted in Australian cocaine cruise ship case

Melina Roberge (left) and Isabelle Lagacé

The Associated Press Published Wednesday, April 18, 2018 6:46AM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, April 18, 2018 6:50AM EDT CANBERRA, Australia — An Australian court has sentenced a Canadian woman to eight years in prison for her part in an attempt to smuggle cocaine worth US$16 million into Sydney in luggage aboard a luxury cruise ship. Melina Roberge broke down in tears Wednesday when the Sydney court handed down the sentence, which includes a non-parole period of 4 years and 9 months in prison. Three Quebecers have pleaded guilty to smugglingRead More

Travelling zoo in Timmins

Travelling zoo in Timmins

Families in Timmins are treated to a weekend of learning and adventure thanks to the travelling arm of the Ottawa Zoo. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

Calgary students participate in annual science fair at the Olympic Oval

Calgary students participate in annual science fair at the Olympic Oval

Students from Grade 5 to 12 got the chance to show off their science projects at this year’s Calgary Youth Science Fair at the Olympic Oval on Saturday. The 56th Annual event involved work from over a thousand students across the city and touched on all sorts of aspects that affect issues in today’s world. Amberly Dooley, who helped organize the event, says that the fair provides students to explore outside their regular school curriculum. “They get to explore something using scientific method, they get to explore the world aroundRead More

Bon Jovi, Simone, Dire Straits to be inducted into Rock Hall

Bon Jovi

Mesfin Fekadu, The Associated Press Published Saturday, April 14, 2018 10:56AM EDT CLEVELAND — Bon Jovi, the Cars and four first-time nominees, including Nina Simone, will be inducted as the 2018 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame class. Dire Straits, The Moody Blues and Sister Rosetta Tharpe, who died in 1973, will earn the prestigious honour Saturday night at Public Auditorium in Cleveland, where the Rock Hall is based. Jon Bon Jovi will be inducted alongside current bandmates David Bryan and Tico Torres, as well as former members Richie SamboraRead More

Feds’ goal is to ‘de-risk,’ remove uncertainty from Kinder Morgan pipeline: Carr

Feds' goal is to 'de-risk,' remove uncertainty from Kinder Morgan pipeline: Carr

OTTAWA – Ahead of Sunday’s key meeting between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the NDP premiers of Alberta and British Columbia, Natural Resource Minister Jim Carr says the government’s driving motivation is to “de-risk” the Trans Mountain pipeline project, suggesting that may come in the form of financial assurance. “What we must accomplish between now and May 31 is to help de-risk the project and give it some certainty that it doesn’t have now,” Carr said in an interview with Evan Solomon, host of CTV’s Question Period. “All financial optionsRead More

Workforce WindsorEssex launches online labour market tool


Workforce WindsorEssex has launched a first-of-its-kind online labour market tool for the Windsor-Essex region called WEexplore. Officials say it makes the process of exploring in-demand careers easier than ever. The job search tool simplifies the task of researching information about in-demand jobs. It presents detailed career profile information such as job overview, wages, skills, and more in a way that allows users to visualize what jobs might lead into and out of the region’s top in-demand jobs. To help people take the next step in their career, the tool automaticallyRead More

Mental health services for Ontario First Nations being expanded


OTTAWA – The federal and Ontario governments are putting up $5 million each to establish 19 new mental wellness teams for First Nations communities. The teams will be located across the province to ensure access by all of Ontario’s First Nations communities. Federal Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott, Ontario Children and Youth Services Minister Michael Coteau and Assembly of First Nations Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day are scheduled to attend a signing ceremony today in Toronto. A joint statement from all three issued late Wednesday said the initiative is meantRead More