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Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan dies

Kofi Annan

The Associated Press Published Saturday, August 18, 2018 7:16AM EDT Last Updated Saturday, August 18, 2018 7:55AM EDT GENEVA — Kofi Annan, one of the world’s most celebrated diplomats and a charismatic symbol of the United Nations who rose through its ranks to become the first black African secretary-general, has died. He was 80. His foundation announced his death in Switzerland on Saturday in a tweet, saying he died after a short unspecified illness. “Wherever there was suffering or need, he reached out and touched many people with his deepRead More


Wreckage of plane found in Lac Ste. Anne County

WESTLOCK PLANE CRASH SCENE

The search for a missing pilot has ended with the discovery of his Cessna 172 in a wooded area northwest of Edmonton. The wreckage of a small plane was discovered on Thursday afternoon in Lac Ste. Anne County, south of Oldman Lake. Search and rescue crews found the crash site, after reviewing radar logs from a nearby airport, and notified RCMP in Mayerthorpe. Police say the aircraft was extensively damaged and a body was discovered at the scene. Scott Schneider’s sister, Stephaine Bruntz, tells CTV News the body found isRead More


Confirmed cases of West Nile found in Saskatoon mosquitoes

Mosquito

Mosquitoes caught in two traps within Saskatoon city limits have confirmed cases of West Nile Virus. The Saskatchewan Health Authority and the City of Saskatoon are cautioning residents to take care to help lower their chance of coming into contact with the virus. The greatest risk of infection, according to the health authority, is during dusk and dawn when Mosquitoes are most active. Those infected with the virus experience minimal symptoms, but in rare cases it will develop into West Nile virus neuroinvasive disease, which can lead to brain inflammationRead More


Plane stolen from SeaTac Airport crashes

Plane stolen from SeaTac Airport crashes

A 29-year-old airline employee stole a Q400 airplane from SeaTac International Airport and crashed it into Ketron Island in Puget Sound. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rssfeeds.usatoday.com/usatoday-NewsTopStories” limit=”20″] USA News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rss.cnn.com/rss/cnn_us.rss” limit=”20″] ABC NEWS Headlines [su_feed url=”http://feeds.abcnews.com/abcnews/usheadlines” limit=”20″]


Environment Canada issues air quality statement as temperatures rise

Environment Canada issues air quality statement as temperatures rise

CTV Winnipeg Published Wednesday, August 8, 2018 12:27PM CST Last Updated Wednesday, August 8, 2018 6:47PM CST Environment Canada issued a special weather statement on Wednesday for parts of southern Manitoba, warning citizens about potential air quality risks. The statement said a northwesterly flow aloft is carrying smoke from forest fires in Alberta and B.C. into southern Manitoba, and that the amount smoke will gradually decline over the next few days. The statement indicates that the heat, in combination with the seasonally dry conditions, and pollution, have caused a declineRead More


Six people killed in crash on Alberta highway

CTVNews.ca Staff Published Wednesday, August 8, 2018 8:00AM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, August 8, 2018 11:50AM EDT Six people were killed in a collision on a highway between Jasper and Banff, Alta., adding to what has been a deadly week on the province’s roads. Alberta Health Services says the crash occurred Tuesday evening on Highway 93 in Jasper National Park. Information on the number of vehicles involved and the identity of the six people killed was not available. Two other people were taken to hospital as a result of theRead 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


Saskatchewan baseball on display in Queen City

Saskatchewan baseball on display in Queen City

The top four baseball teams from across Saskatchewan are in the Queen City for the 2018 Baseball Saskatchewan Senior AA Tier One Provincial Championships this weekend. The Regina Trappers, Moose Jaw Padres, Marysburg Royals and Saskatoon Outlaws will all be taking part in the tournament. “It gives them an opportunity to play at a really high level of ball after college, after the WMBL. It gives them an opportunity to be able to go and play in a tournament like westerns where you’re playing against the best players,” said ColinRead More


Manziel picked off four times in CFL debut as Ticats down Alouettes 50-11

Montreal Alouettes quarterback Johnny Manziel

MONTREAL — Johnny Manziel called it a humbling experience. The much-hyped CFL debut of the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner was a disaster as everything went downhill after his first pass was picked off by Larry Dean and his Montreal Alouettes were trounced 50-11 by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Friday night. It wasn’t all Manziel’s fault, but he was intercepted four times in the first half and put up only 104 yards on 11 completions before he was replaced by backup Vernon Adams in the fourth quarter. He wasn’t buying theRead More


Strong storm topples trees in southeast Calgary

No one hurt when trees topple in southeast Calgary

A storm that blew through Calgary late Monday afternoon packed winds strong enough to blow down two trees in Penbrooke Meadows in southeast Calgary. Homeowner Glenn Macadam was surprised by the sight when he came home from work. “The trees were split and had two tops and the wind came from the north and it gusted up really strong really quickly and it knocked the leeward side of the tree over all the way across the road here blocked off the road took out the light here obviously both ofRead More