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Winnipeggers challenged to reimagine Alexander Docks

Winnipeggers challenged to reimagine Alexander Docks

Published Sunday, March 11, 2018 6:46PM CST Last Updated Sunday, March 11, 2018 7:21PM CST A competition is challenging Winnipeggers to come up with a new design for the Alexander Docks. The waterfront site has been vacant since the dock was closed due to safety concerns in 2015. The competition is called ‘On The Docks’. Two Winnipeg architects launched it to inspire ideas and come up with imaginative solutions for the space. Unlike other types of public brainstorming sessions, this one requires a little extra creativity. The architects behind theRead More

Report recommends raising parking rates, extending hours at River Landing Parkade

Saskatoon City Hall

You could soon have to pay more to park at River Landing Parkade. City administration is recommending a phased increase to parking rates at the parkade starting May 1st. The plan would see monthly and daily parking fees rise, while the cost of hourly parking would not change. A report to be tabled at next week’s Environment Committee meeting says the city originally priced rates conservatively to attract more people. It now wants to raise rates to more closely reflect market prices. The report says monthly parking would rise fromRead More

Family blames iPhone for igniting fire that destroyed farmhouse

Family blames iPhone for igniting fire that destroyed farmhouse

A B.C. couple says they may have to abandon their farm if Apple does not follow through on a promise to help them recover from a blaze that fire officials said was ignited by an iPhone. Cathy Finley and her husband Ian said the Cupertino, Calif.-based tech giant offered to help them recover from the fire that devastated their home and farming business in 2016. That gesture, they say, is in limbo because Apple wants to examine the iPhone, but their insurance company does not want to release it. “AppleRead More

Third day of Lac-Megantic deliberations ends; no verdict reached

Lac-Megantic destruction

SHERBROOKE, Que. – The jurors at the trial of three men charged with criminal negligence causing death in the Lac-Megantic railway disaster will deliberate for a fourth day Sunday after failing to reach a verdict today. Day 3 of deliberations passed without any questions or messages from the 12 jurors. The jury is deciding the fate of Tom Harding, Richard Labrie and Jean Demaitre, who are charged in connection with the July 2013 tragedy in which 47 people were killed when a runaway train carrying crude oil derailed and exploded.Read More

MacTier native to play for Team Canada’s men’s hockey team

MacTier native to play for Team Canada's men's hockey team

The Canadian Press Published Thursday, January 11, 2018 6:24PM EST Last Updated Thursday, January 11, 2018 6:25PM EST A year ago, Canadian forward Wojtek Wolski was in a hospital bed recovering from surgery on a broken neck. Today, he is an Olympian. “I look at the picture of me in the hospital and can’t help but cry,” the 31-year-old winger said via social media. “Mostly tears of happiness, but I am filled with so many emotions about what I have overcome. I could never have imagined that I would beRead More

Cannimed approves of Saskatchewan retail pot plan: CEO

Marijuana could be legal in Canada by July 1, 2018

Saskatoon-based Cannimed Therapeutics is signalling its approval of the province’s plan to issue about 60 retail permits for the sale of cannabis. The company will partner with Ontario’s Up Cannabis to apply for a retail permit, its CEO, Brent Zettl, confirmed to CTV News on Tuesday. “I think the key thing is going to be how they’re actually setting up the regulations, and the regulations surrounding that, from protecting youth and inventory, and making sure they’re running legitimate businesses,” Zettl said. The Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority and an independentRead More

Ottawa teen found safe and sound

Missing teenage girl Safi Nur

CTV Ottawa Published Tuesday, January 9, 2018 8:21AM EST Last Updated Tuesday, January 9, 2018 10:56AM EST Ottawa Police say 15-year-old Safi Nur has been located safe and sound. The teenager was reported missing after she was last seen Sunday afternoon in Nepean. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

CTF says high electricity bills are hurting Chatham hospital

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) says soaring electricity bills at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance are unsustainable. CTF says documents it obtained show the electricity bills for the hospital have grown from $1,230,757 in 2012-13 to $1,477,700 in 2016-17, an increase of more than 20 per cent. “How is Chatham-Kent Health Alliance expected to manage their budget when electricity bills have rising (sic) dramatically every year?” a news release quotes  CTF Ontario Director, Christine Van Geyn. “The more the hospital has to spend keeping their lights on, the fewer resources they haveRead More

A&W gives $5 million to new U of S agriculture centre

Fast-food giant A&W is giving $5 million to a new University of Saskatchewan agriculture centre near Clavet. The Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence will focus on livestock education for both agriculture and veterinary students. Ryder Lee, CEO of the Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association, said the new facility will put Canada ahead in beef production. “If you’re just doing it the same old way and making the same stuff, everybody else will move ahead and they’ll out-compete you,” Lee said. A few months ago, Premier Brad Wall had some beef withRead More

It’s official: Neil Young returns home for Coronation Hall show in Omemee, Ont.

By David Friend, The Canadian Press Published Friday, December 1, 2017 2:24PM EST OMEMEE, Ont. — Neil Young is officially headed back to his hometown of Omemee, Ont., for an intimate concert on Friday night — but good luck scoring last-minute tickets. Most fans of the “Heart of Gold” singer will be shut out of the invite-only event inside Coronation Hall, a small venue which seats about 225 people. Instead, they’ll be able to catch the acoustic concert livestreamed by CTV at 8 p.m. ET on various platforms, including,Read More