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Syrian soap maker opens new store in southeast Calgary

Syrian soap maker opens new store in southeast Calgary

A man who fled the warfare in Syria two years ago is thanking Canadians for the support they gave him and other refugees so they could rebuild their lives. Abdul Fatah Saboni came to Canada as a government-sponsored refugee about two years ago. His family has a long history of making soap and Saboni says he had a successful business in Aleppo but had to abandon it when the war broke out. When he arrived in Calgary, he worked on learning English as he continued his trade from his home.Read More


Ottawa Police lay charges in connection with reported fake Uber driver

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Ottawa Police say they have laid charges in connection with reports of a fake Uber driver in the ByWard Market. Police were investigating reports that a man, sometimes posing as an Uber driver, would target women who were leaving bars late at night, or who appeared to be intoxicated, and would offer them rides home. Police say credit card or debit card information of some victims was stolen with a card-skimmer. At least one person has reported being sexually assaulted. Now, 37-year-old Sami Hassan Khreis is facing one count ofRead More


Trump denies he used vulgarity to describe African countries

Trump denies he used vulgarity to describe African countries

Alan Fram and Jonathan Lemire, The Associated Press Published Friday, January 12, 2018 7:52AM EST Last Updated Friday, January 12, 2018 8:14AM EST Warning: This story contains vulgar language HL:Trump denies he used vulgarity to describe African countries@ WASHINGTON — In bluntly vulgar language, President Donald Trump questioned Thursday why the U.S. would accept more immigrants from Haiti and “shithole countries” in Africa rather than places like Norway, as he rejected a bipartisan immigration deal, according to people briefed on the extraordinary Oval Office conversation. Trump on Friday denied usingRead More


Pedestrian dies after being struck by Canada Post truck: Toronto police

Toronto police say a pedestrian died in hospital after she was struck by a Canada Post truck Tuesday evening in the city’s east end. Const. Allyson Douglas-Cook says officers responded to a call at about 6:15 p.m. of a woman pinned under a truck, in the Eglinton Avenue East and Birchmount Road area. Douglas-Cook says the woman was rushed to hospital in critical condition, where she later died. Police have not identified the woman publicly, but Douglas-Cook says the woman was in her 70s. She says officers with the TrafficRead More


SPCA investigate after dogs spotted loose on top of pickup truck bed

SPCA investigate after dogs spotted loose on top of pickup truck bed

The Alberta Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) is investigating whether a local dog owner should be charged for leaving his two dogs loose on top of the bed of a pickup truck. Joseph Dunbar and his fiancée took photos of the dogs in the back of the truck, who they said was travelling at speeds in excess of 110 km/h, on a highway near Spruce Grove. The couple uploaded the photos to Facebook, where the post received over 50,000 shares before it was taken down. DunbarRead More


Winnipeg police union takes concerns about safe parking to provincial government

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The union representing Winnipeg police officers is taking concerns about a lack of safe parking for members’ personal vehicles to the provincial government. It comes after an off-duty officer was stabbed early last month going to his vehicle after leaving work at the downtown headquarters — which doesn’t have a parkade. And just two days ago, on Sunday morning, a man was arrested and charged after trying to rob an off-duty officer outside the downtown headquarters but the union doesn’t believe the victim in that incident was targeted because heRead More


Massive barn fire near St. Marys

Barn Fire St. Marys

Provincial police along with fire officials are trying to determine what caused a large barn near St. Marys to go up in flames early Tuesday morning. Members of the St. Marys, Sebringville and West Perth Fire Departments were on the scene of the barn fire which started shortly before 6:00 a.m. on Perth Line 16 in the Township of Perth South.  According to polce there were about 1800 livestock inside the barn at the time. Police could not say if any of the livestock were saved or what kind ofRead More


Toronto FC coach says Seattle had easier playoff run than his team

Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press Published Saturday, December 2, 2017 3:48PM EST TORONTO — The psychological warfare in advance of the MLS Cup final has begun with Toronto FC coach Greg Vanney suggesting that Seattle’s road to the championship game wasn’t as tough as his club’s slog through the East. While he conceded Seattle was the class of the Western Conference, Vanney said the West playoff games he had watched “weren’t nearly as intense or as high-speed or as hotly contested as the Eastern Conference was. And I think that’sRead More


Body of missing 53-year-old man found

London police have found the body of a missing 53-year-old man. Officers say David Hole was found dead on Thursday around 6 p.m. His body was found in his vehicle in a parking lot in the area of Wellington Road and Commissioners Road East. An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of his death.  He was last seen alive in London on Nov. 15.   The London Police Service Major Crime Section is continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding this incident.  Anyone with information about David Hole’s disappearance andRead More


Kitchener, Guelph seasonal parking bans start Friday

Park your car with lots of caution, fa la la la la la la la la. ‘Tis the season for fewer on-street options, fa la la la la la la la la. Friday is Dec. 1 – the day when the rules around parking on roads in Kitchener and Guelph change for the winter. In Kitchener, vehicles cannot be left on any street between the hours of 2:30 a.m. and 6 a.m. from Dec. 1 to March 31. The city can also declare a snow event, meaning no on-street parkingRead More