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Meghan McCain’s eulogy: ‘America was always great’

Meghan McCain's eulogy: 'America was always great'

Laurie Kellman, The Associated Press Published Saturday, September 1, 2018 7:49AM EDT Last Updated Saturday, September 1, 2018 12:13PM EDT WASHINGTON — John McCain’s daughter opened his memorial service, her voice rising from tearful to impassioned tribute, by posing her father’s legacy as a direct challenge to U.S. President Donald Trump. Meghan McCain said her father was a “great man” and she encouraged others to live up to his example, setting a tone that echoed the senator’s own fighting spirit as services began Saturday at the Washington National Cathedral. “WeRead More


Green Party optimistic of making inroads in New Brunswick election

David Coon

FREDERICTON — After making inroads in recent provincial elections across Canada, the Green party is looking for fresh gains when New Brunswickers go to the polls next month. Currently, provincial Green Leader David Coon is the party’s only member in the legislature, having won in 2014, and political scientist Tom Bateman says Coon is likely to win his seat again. “He has been an articulate MLA and a very good constituency MLA,” said Bateman, of St. Thomas University in Fredericton. The party is concentrating on a couple of key ridings,Read More


More than 3 million litres of sewage flows into river from Wolseley treatment plan

More than 3 million litres of sewage flows into river from Wolseley treatment plan

More than three million litres of diluted sewage flowed into the Assiniboine River Sunday night due to a power failure during a rainfall, according to the City of Winnipeg.  It happened at the Aubrey Lift Station on Palmerston Avenue, with the overflow running from just after 11 p.m. until nearly 3 a.m. the next day.  A city spokesperson said that location was offline for two hours, writing:  “Typically, sewer system storage has capacity for two hours of flow storage during dry weather, to provide time for operational maintenance/response. However, theRead More


Calgary woman sets sights on marathon after quadruple amputation

Calgary woman sets sights on marathon after quadruple amputation

Nearly two years after undergoing a quadruple amputation, a Calgary woman has set her sights on running a marathon. In early 2017, Verna Marzo was diagnosed with endometriosis: a frequently painful disorder in which the tissue that normally lines the inside of one’s uterus grows outside the organ. Following a hysterectomy, Marzo developed complications and sepsis. With a grim prognosis, doctors put her into a coma. “The doctor said that I will be in a coma for at least a month or two but then after six days I wokeRead More


Ontario educators to be put on notice if they teach new sex-ed curriculum

Doug Ford

Colin D’Mello and Katherine DeClerq, CTV News Toronto Published Wednesday, August 22, 2018 4:44PM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, August 22, 2018 4:56PM EDT Teachers can either teach the 2014 sexual education curriculum or be dragged in front of the Ontario College of Teachers and face a disciplinary hearing, the provincial government has said. The tough talk comes from Premier Doug Ford, who cautioned teachers against using “children as pawns for grandstanding or political games” and warned educators that anyone caught “failing to do their job” will be punished. In July,Read More


National Capital Commission announces work on bridges, pathways

Federal ministers, NCC on tour of Voyageur Pathway

The National Capital Commission has been given more than $21-million for three important bridge projects in both Ottawa and Gatineau. They are the Portage Bridge, the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway’s Lebreton exit bridge, and the Hog’s Back swing bridge. Money was also earmarked today to help repair the damage to the region’s multi-use pathways after that devastating flood last spring. Floodwaters washed away infrastructure and caused millions of dollars in damage. The bulk of the repairs are happening on the Voyageur Pathway by the Museum of History. Cyclists andRead More


Balaclava rapist Larry Takahashi’s day parole continued, no overnight leave

Larry Takahashi

The Canadian Press Published Thursday, August 9, 2018 10:01PM EDT Last Updated Thursday, August 9, 2018 11:50PM EDT ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — The Parole Board of Canada has continued day parole in British Columbia for the man known as the balaclava rapist for another six months while ruling out overnight leave privileges for now. Larry Takahashi is serving three concurrent life sentences for multiple counts of rape, aggravated sexual assault and other attacks on 23 women in the Edmonton area in the 1970s and ’80s, which he committed while wearing aRead More


Study suggests aspirin reduces HIV target cells in women

Study suggests aspirin reduces HIV target cells in women

Women who regularly take aspirin could significantly reduce inflammation associated with contracting HIV, new research finds. The pilot study, released Thursday, does not suggest that taking aspirin will prevent transmission of the disease. The research also did not factor in men. However, researchers at the University of Manitoba say further research could build on the pilot study and one day prove that aspirin — a cheap, widely accessible drug — is another effective tool for HIV prevention. The report included researchers from the universities of Manitoba, Waterloo and Nairobi andRead More


Osheaga-goer who went missing found dead

Osheaga-goer who went missing found dead

The search for an Ottawa man who went missing during the Osheaga music festival over the weekend ended when his body was pulled from the St. Lawrence River. Collins Obiagboso had travelled to Montreal in late July and met up with some friends to attend the festival on Aug. 3. Wahib Ali was among those friends and said the two were watching a set by rapper Nav when they got separated in the crowd. “We agreed not to bring our phones or anything, so we don’t lose anything, people don’tRead More


Ten-year-old ‘Superman’ bests Phelps’ 23-year-old swim record

Ten-year-old 'Superman' bests Phelps' 23-year-old swim record

A 10-year-old boy nicknamed “Superman” demonstrated his extraordinary swimming ability when he shattered a decades-old record belonging to Michael Phelps. Clark Kent Apuada of California swam the 100-metre butterfly in 1:09.38 at the Far West International Championship, breaking Phelps’ 23-year-old record by more than a second. In 1995, Phelps, a 28-time Olympic medallist, set the age group record with a time of 1:10.48. Apuada went on to win seven gold medals in seven events at the swim meet. Clark Kent Apuada breaks Michael Phelps Far Western Age Group Record setRead More