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Legacy of Lethbridge toddler, lost to rare disease, lives on through blood donations

Legacy of Lethbridge toddler, lost to rare disease, lives on through blood donations

The family of Finley Malmberg, the young girl with Type 1 spinal muscular atrophy who passed away in 2015, is hoping to honour her memory by arranging to have 25 people donate blood in Finley’s name ahead of August 2, 2018. The Malmberg family says Finley taught them how precious life truly is in the brief 13 months they had with her. They say arranging blood donations is one way to give back to the community that gave them so much in their time of need. The drive is alreadyRead More


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

SLAV show

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


Stratford, Ont. mayor wants Justin Bieber to hold wedding in his hometown

Bieber Baldwin

TORONTO — Justin Bieber’s hometown of Stratford, Ont. is prepared to host the pop star’s wedding — should he decide to hold it there. Dan Mathieson, mayor of the southwestern Ontario city, said Tuesday he hopes Bieber includes the picturesque region in the nuptial conversations with his new fiancee Hailey Baldwin. The 24-year-old singer confirmed his engagement to the American model in an Instagram post on Monday, sparking instant speculation about where they might hold the event. “We would be happy to host that and do whatever we had toRead More


Notley calls Trudeau’s acknowledgement of groping allegations a ‘good start’

Notley calls Trudeau’s acknowledgement of groping allegations a ‘good start’

Premier Rachel Notley says it is encouraging that accusations of inappropriate behaviour, including groping, are being acknowledged and addressed even when the allegations are against the Prime Minister. “I think that in all cases where people, usually women, raise these issues, they have to be taken very, very seriously,” said Notley ahead of the start of Friday’s Calgary Stampede Parade. “I think that it is a good start here that her concerns have been acknowledged and, once that happens, we have to make sure there’s a fair process and thatRead More


City faces $425K in external fees for lawsuit over Downtown police HQ project

Winnipeg police headquarters

The city is facing another cost overrun related to the Downtown Police Headquarters project. A new report says in order to sue over deficiencies with the building, the city’s legal department needs an over expenditure of $270,000. If approved the city wants to hire law firm Marr Finlayson Pollock. The report estimates all external legal fees could total up to $425,000. Mayor Brian Bowman says he supports the move, saying this term of council has had to clean up the mess from the scandal-plagued project. The city filed a statementRead More


Senior attacked and robbed outside northeast casino, surveillance stills released

Persons of interest - senior robbed outside casino

The Calgary Police Service is asking for help from the public as investigators attempt to identify a woman who robbed an 88-year-old man in the parking lot of a northeast casino. At approximately 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 7, an 88-year-old man left Casino Calgary, in the 1400 block of Meridian Road N.E., and entered his car. Police say a woman approached the man’s vehicle and attempted to sell him some jewelry. The senior refused the offer and the woman allegedly reached into the car and attacked the man. AnRead More


Innisfil wants to ban dump trucks from town streets

Innisfil wants to ban dump trucks from town streets

CTV Barrie Published Friday, June 22, 2018 6:29PM EDT Last Updated Friday, June 22, 2018 6:57PM EDT Hundreds of dump trucks roll through the streets of Cookstown every day, but that could soon change. Allison Steward owns a business in Cookstown. She claims fewer people are walking into her store because of the trucks. “It’s not possible because it’s very loud on the street, so people are tending to not shop,” she says. Officials with the Town of Innisfil say the trucks have been damaging roads that recently received aRead More


Missing Flin Flon man may have hitchhiked, is vulnerable: RCMP

Skylar Bighetty

RCMP are asking for help to find a 31-year-old Flin Flon man, reported missing on Tuesday. The Mounties said Skyler Bighetty was last seen heading towards Creighton, Sask. on Saturday Investigators believe he may have got on a bus or hitchhiked, and they aren’t sure where he could possibly be now. RCMP said Bighetty is vulnerable and police are concerned for his wellbeing. He has brown eyes and black hair, and is about five feet eight inches tall and 190 lbs. Anyone with information is asked to contact RCMP inRead More


Police release images of vehicle in investigation of Toronto playground shooting

Police release images of vehicle in investigation of Toronto playground shooting

CTVNews.ca Published Friday, June 15, 2018 7:42AM EDT Last Updated Friday, June 15, 2018 9:07AM EDT Police are making a plea for anyone with information to come forward after a brazen shooting in the east end of Toronto Thursday afternoon. Two young girls playing in a small playground in a housing complex were shot. They were among 11 kids playing in the McCowan Road and Steeles Avenue area of Scarborough on a bright, sunny day. Police released images of a “vehicle of interest” in their attempted murder investigation Friday morning.Read More


Police investigating after man stabbed in Halifax

Halifax police

Police are investigating after a man was stabbed in Halifax Monday evening. Halifax Regional Police responded to the 200 block of Lacewood Drive shortly after 10 p.m. When officers arrived, they found a 22-year-old man with multiple injuries. Police say his injuries are not life-threatening. Police believe the incident happened at a different location, but details are limited at this time. Investigators aren’t certain whether the victim and suspect are known to each other. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines [su_feedRead More