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Parts of Windsor-Essex deemed ‘child care desert’ in study

Child care map

Parts of Windsor-Essex are a “child care desert” according to a new study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. The report says Windsor has the seventh lowest coverage out of 28, with 67 per cent of children living in an area parched for available child care. Across the country, the study suggests 776,000 Canadian children live in areas devoid of available daycare spaces.  Forty four per cent of all school-aged children are living in “child care deserts.” The authors say the report attempts to map, for the first timeRead More


No Ferrochrome Sudbury holds protest

No Ferrochrome Sudbury holds protest

What are the concerns for a possible new ferrochrome smelter that Sudbury is being considered for? Lyndsay Moggy reports. 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″]


Anita Baker honoured honoured at BET Awards

Anitba Baker

Legendary singer Anita Baker was honoured at the BET Awards with impressive performances that nearly brought the eight-time Grammy winner to tears. Baker earned the Lifetime Achievement Award on Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, where Ledisi, Marsha Ambrosius and Yolanda Adams – in superior form – sang the singer’s well-known hits onstage. The 60-year-old, who dominated the R&B charts from the early ’80s to mid-90s with smooth songs like “Sweet Love” and “Giving You the Best That I Got,” used her speech to encourage the artists inRead More


CBC ends ‘On The Money’ program due to budget constraints

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TORONTO — CBC says it’s cancelling its afternoon business program “On The Money” due to budget constraints as it focuses resources on digital platforms. CBC News general manager Jennifer McGuire said in a note to staff Wednesday that investments such as enhancing the digital presence of “The National” and expanded podcasting has created pressure in its operational budgets. She says that along with cancelling “On The Money,” CBC has in recent months found savings through discretionary spending, the closing of an international bureau, changes to workflow and technology, and largelyRead More


Sask. preparing for pot legalization after feds announce official date

Marijuana

Premier Scott Moe says Saskatchewan still plans to have all of its provincial pot bylaws in place by July 1, despite the prime minister’s announcement that it will become legal nationwide on Oct. 17. Retailers say having a date in mind is welcome news, but getting ready for the legalization will still be challenging — even with the unexpected extension. On June 1, the province announced the 51 retailers granted permits to sell cannabis. Applicants had 45 days to begin the permitting process. Allen Kilback was one of the retailersRead More


Powwow celebrates ‘two spirited’ community members

Powwow celebrates ‘two spirited’ community members

Hundreds of people came to celebrate who they are at the University of Saskatchewan’s inaugural Two Spirit Powwow on Saturday. The Powwow is a new celebration in the LGBTQ community during pride week, but the message is the same. “It’s time that we start to embrace our two spiritness and being a two spirit person, “said Paulette Poitras, a Two Spirit ambassador. “I’ve had a different life. Born female, identify as a two spirit female” Jack Saddleback from Out Saskatoon says that the event is a big step in theRead More


Montreal’s Stroll collides with Hartley in first lap of Canadian Grand Prix

Lance Stroll

MONTREAL — Canadian Lance Stroll crashed with Toro Rossi’s Brendon Hartley on the first lap of the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday. The Montreal driver’s Williams punctured a tire and the car slid across the track and jammed the New Zealander’s car into a wall in a spectacular crash. Both cars were badly damaged but the drivers got out their cars apparently uninjured. The crash came shortly after what looked like a clean start to the 70-lap race. The incident brought the safety car onto the track. Stroll, 19, wasRead More


Graduates in need getting a helping hand in Saskatoon

Graduates in need getting a helping hand in Saskatoon

Saron Fanel, CTV Saskatoon Published Monday, May 28, 2018 6:46PM CST Last Updated Monday, May 28, 2018 6:50PM CST Some Saskatoon families feeling the financial pinch of graduation season are getting a helping hand. The Princess Shop, a non-profit organization, and Prairieland Park are teaming up to provide the ultimate experience for graduates in need. “One more barrier that’s not allowing them to attend fully is the cost of the graduation banquet ticket,” the Princess Shop’s executive director Karen Robson said. Students who receive a prom dress from the PrincessRead More


Bell Aliant doubling pay phone prices in Atlantic Canada, from 25 to 50 cents

Payphones at Pearson International Airport

HALIFAX — Bell Aliant is doubling the cost for pay phones in all four Atlantic provinces on Monday, bringing the region in line with the rest of the country. Company spokeswoman Isabelle Boulet said in an email Sunday that the change — from 25 cents to 50 cents — is the first pay phone price increase in Atlantic Canada in more than 20 years, and that all other regions in the country have been paying the higher price since 2009. She did not disclose the costs associated with keeping aRead More


Eric Gordon leads Rockets over Warriors 98-94 to take series lead

Eric Gordon scores against the Warriors

HOUSTON – Eric Gordon came off the bench to score 24 points and his steal on Golden State’s last possession secured a 98-94 victory Thursday night that gave the Houston Rockets a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference finals. The Rockets head into Game 6 on Saturday night in Oakland one win away from knocking off the defending champions and advancing to the NBA Finals for the first time since winning back-to-back titles in 1994-95. Chris Paul scored 20 points and James Harden struggled for his 19, but Paul hadRead More