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Memorial site: Alberta apologizes to families for cleaning up plane wreckage

Alberta Legislature

WHITECOURT, Alta. — The province of Alberta is apologizing to the families of three people killed in a plane crash almost 65 years ago after cleaning up the wreckage without warning. A memorial site near Whitecourt, Alta., included the debris of the small plane that went down on Nov. 22, 1953. The wreckage was cleaned up by Alberta Environment and Parks last fall. Department spokesman Matt Dykstra says there was a protective notation on a nearby memorial for those killed in the crash, but it didn’t include the wreckage. HeRead 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


Legal Aid layoffs cause concern among Saskatoon legal community

Deb Hopkins speaks to a reporter inside the CTV Saskatoon building on Wednesday, July 4, 2018. The Legal Aid lawyer says six administrative employees, which is the equivalent of four and a half full-time positions, are being cut and three vacant lawyer positions are not being filled in Legal Aid's Saskatoon office. (Angelina Irinici/CTV Saskatoon)

The vice-president of CUPE Local 1949, which represents Legal Aid Saskatchewan employees, said layoff notices in the Saskatoon office sent shockwaves through staff. Six administrative employees, which is the equivalent of four and a half full-time positions, are being cut and three vacant lawyer positions are not being filled, according to union vice-president and Legal Aid lawyer Deb Hopkins. She also said some duty counsel work, which includes bail hearings and sentencings, is being contracted out to private lawyers. “Obviously, we’re all feeling really terrible,” Hopkins said. Legal Aid SaskatchewanRead More


Dealing with the dangers of hot playground equipment

Dealing with the dangers of hot playground equipment

Emily Silva , CTV Kitchener Published Tuesday, July 3, 2018 4:52PM EDT Last Updated Tuesday, July 3, 2018 6:38PM EDT While Waterloo Region remains under a heat warning for the sixth day in a row, parents are trying to find ways to keep their kids cool. But they’re being asked to exercise caution in the extreme heat, especially when taking their kids to the playground. Andrea Snow, a parent in Waterloo Region, says her 17-month-old has experienced first-hand just how hot the playground equipment can get. “The first time IRead More


Attempted murder in Laval | CTV Montreal News

Laval police

An attempted murder in Laval this afternoon has left one man in hospital. At around 4 pm on Tuesday, a man in his late 40s was shot in the parking lot of Extreme Evolution Gym.  The victim’s condition is unknown.  There are no suspects, and police are on the scene.   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″]


Man rescued in northeast Edmonton house fire

NE fire

A man is in hospital after a house fire in northeast Edmonton Monday afternoon. Crews responded to a townhouse on 55 Street near McLeod Road after a fire broke out in the basement. A man in his 50s was rescued and taken to hospital for smoke inhalation. The fire is now under control. There is no word on what caused the fire or a damage estimate. 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″]Read More


Anita Baker honoured honoured at BET Awards

Anitba Baker

Legendary singer Anita Baker was honoured at the BET Awards with impressive performances that nearly brought the eight-time Grammy winner to tears. Baker earned the Lifetime Achievement Award on Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, where Ledisi, Marsha Ambrosius and Yolanda Adams – in superior form – sang the singer’s well-known hits onstage. The 60-year-old, who dominated the R&B charts from the early ’80s to mid-90s with smooth songs like “Sweet Love” and “Giving You the Best That I Got,” used her speech to encourage the artists inRead More


Society for Atlantic Heroes plans to build centre for those suffering from PTSD

Society for Atlantic Heroes plans to build centre for those suffering from PTSD

CTV Atlantic Published Friday, June 22, 2018 9:29PM ADT Last Updated Friday, June 22, 2018 9:30PM ADT It’s estimated one in 20 Canadians works in public safety – as a police officer, fire fighter, a member of the military or as a first responder — and many experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) because of their work. Friday, a non-profit group called the Society of Atlantic Heroes unveiled plans for a one-of-a-kind centre in Atlantic Canada to assist first responders and veterans suffering from PTSD. It will be a place whereRead More


Quebec City streets peaceful so far, but bracing for G7 protesters

protest

Morgan Lowrie and Giuseppe Valiante, The Canadian Press Published Thursday, June 7, 2018 8:10PM EDT Quebec City’s historic district looked as though business owners were preparing for a mini hurricane to blow through the cobblestone streets on Thursday, as several storefronts were barricaded with plywood in anticipation of anti-G7 protests. So far, demonstrations were tense but calm, as protesters congregated in growing numbers in a city park. Stores that were open for business vastly outnumbered the shuttered facades. But the police presence in the old city was noticeable — squadRead More


Designer Kate Spade found dead in apartment: officials

Kate Spade

NEW YORK — Law enforcement officials say New York fashion designer Kate Spade has been found dead in her apartment in an apparent suicide. The officials say she was found hanging by housekeeping staff inside her Park Avenue apartment at about 10:20 a.m. Tuesday. They say she left a note at the scene. The officials were not authorized to divulge details of an ongoing investigation and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. The officials didn’t know what the note said. The 55-year-old Spade created a line ofRead More