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‘They will have to move out’: Government wants protesters to pack up

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For weeks, the Saskatchewan government has been trying to get campers to move out of a campsite on the lawn in front of the legislative building. With summer approaching, the government’s patience is running out. Minister of Central Services Ken Cheveldayoff brought up the protest in question period on Thursday, raising concerns about the lawn. “There needs to be maintenance, we will be turning sprinklers on and things like that,” he said. “They will have to move out.” The demonstrators have been camping for more than 85 days and haveRead More


Moose calves on the mend after unusual rescue

Moose calves on the mend after unusual rescue

The baby calves of a pregnant moose that was euthanized Wednesday after being struck by a vehicle are now the focus of a rehabilitation effort. The newborn calves are at the Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary where they are now under the care of wildlife experts for the next two months. The mother moose was struck by a vehicle along Muskoka Road 3 around 5:00 a.m. Wednesday and ended up in a shallow pond. A team of wildlife experts, veterinarians and crews from Fowler Construction worked together to pull the injuredRead More


C2 in Montreal: Chelsea Manning reminds citizens that they have power

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The Canadian Press Published Thursday, May 24, 2018 4:36PM EDT Last Updated Thursday, May 24, 2018 4:37PM EDT Whistleblower Chelsea Manning says the average citizen has power and needs to use it. The internationally recognized transgender activist told the annual C2 Montreal business conference today that people have the political power to change things. Manning, 30, is a former Army intelligence analyst who served seven years in a U.S. prison for leaking government documents to Wikileaks until then-President Barack Obama commuted the sentence in 2017. Known as Bradley Manning atRead More


Renaming of Emily Carr painting spurs debate about reconciliation in art

Canadian artist Emily Carr

TORONTO — The painting depicts a colonial structure in an Indigenous setting, but it’s the name of the work that’s spurred a debate about how the art world should address reconciliation. The Art Gallery of Ontario has renamed a painting by Canadian artist Emily Carr as part of a broader effort to eliminate culturally insensitive language from titles in its collection, a curator says. But others in the artistic community contend that displacing a work from its historical context does far more cultural damage than a name. In the 1929Read More


Courtenay school gets $26.2M for seismic upgrades

Courtenay school gets $26.2M for seismic upgrades

After years of lobbying their school board and the B.C. government, parents at Lake Trail Middle School finally have good news. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines


Couple finds therapy in art

Couple finds therapy in art

Published Monday, May 21, 2018 6:15PM CST Last Updated Monday, May 21, 2018 6:30PM CST A couple in Regina says the process of creating unique art by carving animal skulls is very therapeutic. Chad Mcindoe has been carving skulls for about three years. “For fifteen years of my life I worked a lot and liked to party and when I found art it was my total therapy, this is what I do on weekends now you know. It’s helped get my life together. Definitely,” Mcindoe said. Mcindoe says he getsRead More


Judge: Teen must repay US$37M for starting Oregon wildfire

The Eagle Creek wildfire burns in Sept., 2017

HOOD RIVER, Ore. — A teenager who started a major wildfire in the scenic Columbia River Gorge in Oregon has been ordered to pay restitution for at least the next decade, though it’s unlikely the boy will ever cover his nearly US$37 million bill. The Oregonian reports that Hood River County Circuit Judge John A. Olson issued the opinion on Monday, awarding the restitution totalling $36,618,330.24 to cover the costs of firefighting, repair and restoration to the gorge and damage to homes. Victims include the U.S. Forest Service and OregonRead More


Saskatoon artists evicted | CTV Saskatoon News

Saskatoon artists evicted | CTV Saskatoon News

Published Sunday, May 20, 2018 5:56PM CST Last Updated Sunday, May 20, 2018 6:04PM CST Several artists in Saskatoon are scrambling to find a new studio after the building they were working out of was sold. Artists recently were handed an eviction notice saying the building had been sold and tenants had a month to move all of their work and supplies “Reasonable rent, that’s key for artists, we can’t afford to pay big rents because we’re really not making money at what we do,” painter Betsy Rosenwald said. BetsyRead More


“Their lives were ruined”: Families of MK Ultra survivors planning class-action suit

"Their lives were ruined": Families of MK Ultra survivors planning class-action suit

Lindsay Richardson, CTV Montreal Published Sunday, May 20, 2018 6:44PM EDT Last Updated Sunday, May 20, 2018 7:15PM EDT By the time Phyllis Goldberg died in 2011, she’d spent the last 20 years of her life institutionalized – a “complete vegetable,” her niece recounts – an “infant.” In the cracked sepia photograph Marlene Levenson holds, her aunt is a young, optimistic woman – only 19 years old, pursuing a career as a nurse. But after an admission to the Allan Memorial Institute in 1945 to treat a bout of mildRead More


Queen City celebrates the royal wedding

vintage tea royal wedding

People all around the world watched and celebrated the royal marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Here in the Queen City, several royal family fans fled to the Vintage Tea Room to get a taste of the big event. The tea room had a special menu for Saturday’s royal wedding, including a ‘coronation chicken pie,’ drawing in a full-house at the British-inspired café. “I’m here to spend some time with my family and have some food and kind of celebrate the wedding,” said one of the café’s customers, BrooklyneRead More