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Passenger jet crashes near Havana with at least 110 aboard

Passenger jet crashes near Havana with at least 110 aboard

Andrewa Rodriguez and Michael Weissenstein, The Associated Press Published Friday, May 18, 2018 1:32PM EDT Last Updated Friday, May 18, 2018 5:26PM EDT HAVANA — A Cuban-operated airliner with at least 110 people on board crashed into a yucca field just after takeoff from Havana’s international airport on Friday. There appeared to be mass casualties as Cuban officials said three people had survived, but had yet to give an official toll. Authorities said there were 104 passengers and nine foreign crew members on the flight, operated by Cubana de Aviacion.Read More


Oakland hits three homers in 10-5 win over Toronto

Oakland hits three homeruns in win over Jays

TORONTO – Khris Davis hit one of Oakland’s three home runs and reached base five times in all as the Athletics dumped the Toronto Blue Jays 10-5 on Thursday at Rogers Centre. Davis belted his team-leading 13th homer of the season in Oakland’s three-run third inning. He finished with four hits on the night and was also hit by a pitch. Matt Olson hit a three-run shot in the fifth inning and Matt Chapman put the game away with a two-run blast in the sixth. The Athletics outhit the BlueRead More


N.S. family concerned about lack of supports for son with non-verbal autism

N.S. family concerned about lack of supports for son with non-verbal autism

A Nova Scotia family is rethinking plans of sending their son to school after learning he may not have the supports he needs in the classroom. Jade Williams knew something was wrong when Briem still wasn’t talking at the age of two. Concerned, she took him to the IWK Health Centre. Almost three years later, he was finally diagnosed with non-verbal autism. Briem may never be able to hold a conversation or even communicate verbally. Now four years old, Brien is supposed to start school this September, but Williams saysRead More


Non-Indigenous professor gets go-ahead to teach residential schools course

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THE CANADIAN PRESS Published Tuesday, May 15, 2018 6:08PM ADT Last Updated Tuesday, May 15, 2018 6:14PM ADT HALIFAX — A non-Aboriginal history professor has been given the green light to teach a residential schools course at Mount Saint Vincent University, despite objections from some who say the course should be the purview of Indigenous academics. The Halifax school says a meeting was held Tuesday at the request of Dr. Martha Walls, who developed the course. The discussion included history department leaders, faculty, school administration and the senior adviser toRead More


Sask. Fashion Week features 11-year-old designer, Indigenous talent

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The youngest designer ever to be featured at Sask. Fashion Week took to the runway on Saturday night to show off her new collection. Raina Haus is only 11-years-old. She made her debut at Sask. Fashion Week in 2015, when she showed off a dress that she had designed and sewn herself at just 8-years-old. Just three years later she unveiled a full collection featuring half a dozen dresses. Indigenous designer Stephanie Gamble was also featured during Saturday night’s fashion shows. Gamble, who hails from the Beardy’s and Okemasis’ CreeRead More


Deadly Paris stabbings investigated as terror attack

Deadly Paris stabbings investigated as terror attack

Elaine Ganley and Angela Charlton, The Associated Press Published Saturday, May 12, 2018 4:38PM EDT Last Updated Saturday, May 12, 2018 7:26PM EDT PARIS — A knife-wielding assailant killed one person and injured four others in a lively neighbourhood near Paris’ famed Opera Garnier before he was killed by police Saturday night. The Islamic State group claimed the attacker as one of its “soldiers.” Counterterrorism authorities took charge of the investigation, and President Emmanuel Macron vowed that France would not bow to extremists despite being the target of multiple deadlyRead More


Family funds film documenting frustrating testicular cancer journey in attempt to improve health care

Family funds film documenting frustrating testicular cancer journey in attempt to improve health care

Greg Price succumbed to a blood clot six years ago at the age of 31 in the days following the removal of a cancerous testicle and his loved ones believe his death was the culmination of delays and shortcomings within Alberta’s health care system. Greg’s family hopes their experience will prompt change and they’re sharing their message through the release of the film ‘Falling through the cracks: Greg’s story’. The film outlines the issues Greg faced in securing timely testing, follow-up appointments and visits to specialists from his intiital diagnosisRead More


Grizzly bear warning won’t delay Kananaskis Country Golf Course reopening

Kananaskis Country Golf Course - May 2018 reopen

The Kananaskis Country Golf Course will welcome golfers back for the first time in nearly five years on Thursday but the visitors to the Mt. Lorette track will be hitting the links under a grizzly bear warning. The club’s Mt. Lorette and Mt. Kidd loops were ravaged by the flooding of the Kananaskis River in the spring of 2013. Several trails in the area around the golf courses have been closed due to grizzly bear activity after a pair of the bruins was spotted. The most recent sighting of theRead More


EPSB names three new schools to open in 2020

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Edmonton Public Schools is naming their three new schools after distinguished Canadians. The Dr. Anne Anderson, Thelma Chalifoux and Soraya Hafez schools are under construction. Anderson is a Metis scholar, Chalifoux is Canada’s first Indigenous senator and a former teacher, and Hafez introduced the Arabic program to Edmonton’s public schools. “These individuals have made a significant contribution to the community and to education,” Edmonton Public Schools Board Chair Michelle Draper said. “We also looked at the names as a board and wanted to make sure the names of our schoolsRead More


Pompeo en route to N. Korea to finalize Trump-Kim summit

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Matthew Lee, The Associated Press Published Tuesday, May 8, 2018 2:41PM EDT Last Updated Tuesday, May 8, 2018 4:47PM EDT YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was heading to North Korea on Wednesday to finalize details of a planned historic summit between President Donald Trump and North Korea leader Kim Jong Un. Trump announced the mission in Washington on Tuesday just minutes before Pompeo arrived in Japan to refuel before flying on to Pyongyang, and as the president declared he was withdrawing from a landmarkRead More