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Controversial Quebec play ‘SLAV’ to continue run across province in 2019

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Giuseppe Valiante, The Canadian Press Published Tuesday, July 10, 2018 8:04PM EDT The artistic director of a theatre in Saint-Jerome, Que., says he doesn’t want to cancel a play that sparked protests and accusations of racial insensitivity, and helped lead the Montreal jazz festival to cancel the show’s multi-night run in early July. David Laferriere said in an interview Tuesday the theatre will put on the show “SLAV” by Quebec director Robert Lepage in early 2019. The play features a predominantly white cast picking cotton and singing songs composed byRead More


EPS ask for assistance to locate teenage boy with autism

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Edmonton police are asking the public to help them find a 14-year-old with autism. Cory Brgan was last seen in the Bonnie Doon area on Sunday at around 1 p.m. Brgan has autism and other diagnoses that require medication, and he functions at the level of a seven-year-old, EPS said. He is fascinated by airplanes, trains and buses, likes to travel by transit, and has been found at the airport, Greyhound station and ETS Westwood Garage in the past, according to police. Brgan is described as 168 centimetres (5’6”) tall,Read More


Ottawa woman remains in hospital after hit-and-run on Gatineau River

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An Ottawa woman remains in hospital in serious condition after being badly hurt on Canada Day. She’s been identified by friends as Casey Delaney, a local kindergarten teacher. According to a GoFundMe page set up by friend, Delaney remains in a medically-induced coma. Quebec Provincial Police say a group of people were on an inflatable island on the Gatineau River near Bouchette, Q.C., — about 100 km north of Gatineau — Sunday afternoon, when two men approached on their personal watercraft. Police say the men tried to splash the groupRead More


Injection site plan thrown into uncertainty by provincial election

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A new wrinkle as emerged as Waterloo Region officials attempt to bring supervised injection sites to the Kitchener and Cambridge cores. Incoming premier Doug Ford said this spring that he is “dead against” the sites, which are touted as a way to reduce the impact of drug addictions on wider communities while improving health outcomes for users. As plans to create such sites locally have been moving forward under the assumption provincial funding would be available, the election of a Ford-led Progressive Conservative government throws into question whether existing fundingRead More


Where do the parties stand on auto insurance?

Where do the parties stand on auto insurance?

Where do Ontario’s main political parties stand when it comes to plans for auto insurance in the province? 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″]


Santa Cabrini Hospital to undergo hefty renovations

Santa Cabrini Hospital

The provincial government is investing tens of millions of dollars to expand and redesign Santa Cabrini Hospital in Montreal. Health Minister Gaetan Barrette and the MNA for Jeanne Mance Viger, Filomena Rotiroti, announced the $48 million project on Monday. The provincial government is paying $38 million of the cost to construct a new building attached to the existing structure, while the Santa Cabrini Foundation will chip in another $10 million. The new building will house operating rooms and the space to sterilize medical equipment, bringing both up to modern standards.Read More


Disputed Keystone Pipeline project focus of court hearing

Keystone XL pipeline

Matthew Brown, The Associated Press Published Thursday, May 24, 2018 8:45AM EDT Last Updated Thursday, May 24, 2018 9:33AM EDT BILLINGS, Mont. — Attorneys for the Trump administration were due in a Montana courtroom Thursday to defend the disputed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline against environmental groups that want to derail the project. The 1,800-kilometre line proposed by TransCanada Corporation was rejected in 2015 by former President Barack Obama because of its potential to exacerbate climate change. President Donald Trump revived the project soon after taking office last year, citingRead More


Community members on evacuation standby as RM of Grahamdale issues state of emergency

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Published Monday, May 21, 2018 11:58PM CST Last Updated Tuesday, May 22, 2018 12:06AM CST Some living in the rural municipality of Grahamdale are on evacuation standby, after a wildfire prompted a local state of emergency. The fire is burning roughly 2 hours north of Winnipeg near Ashern, Man. on the east side of Hwy. 6.  As of Monday night, people living between Mulvihill and Ashern were being told to prepare to evacuate.  Officials with the RM delivered notices door-to-door and updates were being posted to the municipality’s website andRead More


Final inspections of international trade centre underway

Final inspections of international trade centre underway

Saskatchewan’s first international trade centre is ready to open in Regina. Final inspections are underway as Brightenview prepares to open the long awaited Global Trade and Exhibition Centre in the province. The massive wholesale mall will match Chinese manufacturers with North American buyers. “All business condo units have reached substantial completion, ready for occupancy of business owners,” Brightenview CEO Joe Zhou said. The facility was to have been built outside Dundurn but developers felt the Global Transportation Hub was a better location. Eight years ago, the massive trade and exhibitionRead More


Former CFL wide receiver arrested and charged on allegations of assault

Canadian Football League wide receiver Josh Boden

NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. – Former Canadian Football League player Joshua Boden is facing four criminal charges in New Westminster, B.C. Police say Boden has been charged with two counts of assault, failure to comply with conditions of recognizance and dangerous driving. He is also charged with driving while prohibited under the Motor Vehicle Act. New Westminster police say they received a report of an alleged domestic dispute on Sunday, but a suspect wasn’t at the scene when they arrived. Police say Boden was arrested a few days after the allegedRead More