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New group home opens for disabled seniors in Yorkton

New group home opens for disabled seniors in Yorkton

Yorkton residents are welcoming a new addition to the community in the form of a new group home designed specifically for seniors with disabilities. The home will be operated by Yorkton Adult Independent Living, a group that already operates three other group homes in Yorkton. “Many of them don’t walk, so we have to use lifts to move them from bed to chair, chair to wherever,” said Jeanette Fahlman with YAIL Harbor Inc. “These types of things make a big difference. We need the space, more than anything.” Although theRead More

PUB approves MPI rates panned by Uber and Lyft


Uber and Lyft might not be rolling into Winnipeg, for now. The Public Utilities Board has approved Manitoba Public Insurance’s rates for companies like Uber and Lyft. The model will see ride sharing drivers pay an add on to their insurance based on how many time bands they select during the day. READ MORE: ‘Find the road to yes’: Bowman calling on MPI to help pave the way for ride sharing MPI has said this system is flexible and prevents other vehicle classes from subsidizing ride sharing vehicles. Uber hasRead More

Fierce fire at Halton Hills home

halton hills fire

Investigators are trying to determine what sparked a fire at a Halton Hills home. Neighbours spotted the flames around 10 p.m. Saturday. Fire crews rushed to the home on Tenth Line, near Steeles Avenue and Winston Churchill Boulevard. But by the time they got there the flames were so intense additional crews hade to be brought in from Mississauga. It took firefighters several hours to contain the fire. No one was hurt. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News HeadlinesRead More

Alberta MLA in Hawaii says false missile alert was ‘really, really frightening’


The Canadian Press Published Saturday, January 13, 2018 7:06PM EST Last Updated Saturday, January 13, 2018 7:07PM EST An Alberta politician who is vacationing in Hawaii says the minutes she spent believing a missile attack was imminent may have been the most afraid she’s ever been. Karen McPherson, who represents Calgary-Mackay-Nose Hill in the provincial legislature, said she was waiting to participate in a conference call on Saturday morning when an alert appeared on her phone stating there was an “inbound missile threat” headed for Hawaii. It told people toRead More

Canadian Kennel Club seeking to add 12 more dog breeds


Cassandra Szklarski, The Canadian Press Published Thursday, January 11, 2018 11:01PM EST TORONTO — Two dog breeds recently added to the American Kennel Club’s pack are not recognized north of the border, but the Canadian Kennel Club is hoping to add 12 others that are gaining popularity with dog lovers. Andrew Patton, spokesman for Canada’s primary registry for purebred dogs, says 2018’s incoming class could include the Portuguese sheepdog, Tibetan mastiff, rat terrier and Spanish water dog, if they get the stamp of approval from Agriculture Canada. But they don’tRead 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

Influenza virus claims first Edmonton patient in 2017, cases triple since last year

This year’s influenza virus has claimed its first patient in Edmonton, according to Alberta Health Services. Edmonton has seen 167 cases of influenza in 2017. Alberta as a whole has had 1,147 – a large increase compared to 2016’s 374. An infectious disease specialist says this year’s vaccine is not getting the job done. “They did observe in Australia that the vaccine didn’t work very well,” Dr. Neil Rau said. “It protected only 10 per cent of people and that’s even worse than the usual rate of protection, which isRead More

High school hockey hazing incident leaves student in hospital

CTV Kitchener Published Thursday, November 30, 2017 6:03PM EST Last Updated Thursday, November 30, 2017 6:25PM EST A teenage hockey player ended up in hospital due to what officials describe as a hazing incident. As a result, Sir John A. Macdonald Secondary School in Waterloo will not be icing a boys’ hockey team this year. Nick Manning, the Waterloo Region District School Board’s chief communications officer, says the decision was made by the school’s principal and vice-principals after they learned that “a number of students” involved with the team hadRead More

Thousands flee Bali volcano but some stay put or run to it

Stephen Wright, The Associated Press Published Thursday, November 30, 2017 8:20AM EST KARANGASEM, Indonesia — When an enormous volcano belches ash and the people who live around it flee, you get out too, right? Probably. But apparently not always. The compelling impulse to see an aggressive and majestic show of nature, and to record an uncontrollable force, is motivating some visitors to the tropical island of Bali to stick around for a while rather than just head for the nearest airport. Take Mark Levitin. He’s not going anywhere. The activityRead More

NHL scores: Price leads as Canadiens beat Senators 2-1

MONTREAL – Carey Price made 25 saves to lead Montreal to its third straight win, as the Canadiens beat the Ottawa Senators 2-1. Jonathan Drouin and Phillip Danault scored in the second period for the Canadiens. Price improved to 3-0-0 while allowing just two goals on 100 shots since he returned last week after missing 10 games with a lower body injury. Mark Stone scored his 14th goal for Ottawa, which has lost seven games in a row for it’s longest skid since also going 0-6-1 in 2012. The SenatorsRead More