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Eskimos sign veteran quarterback Kevin Glenn to CFL deal

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EDMONTON – Kevin Glenn’s trek through the CFL is now complete. The veteran quarterback signed with the Edmonton Eskimos on Monday. Prior to the move, the Eskimos were the lone team not to hold Glenn’s rights over his 17-year CFL career. The 38-year-old Detroit native spent last season with Saskatchewan, passing for 4,038 yards and 25 touchdowns in leading the Roughriders to the East Division final. Glenn is expected to provide depth at quarterback behind incumbent Mike Reilly, the CFL’s outstanding player last season. Glenn has appeared in 268 careerRead More


Potentially huge losses from future earthquakes in Eastern Canada: study

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Peter Rakobowchuk, The Canadian Press Published Saturday, January 13, 2018 8:24AM EST MONTREAL — While people in British Columbia are mindful of the fact they could eventually face some of the strongest earthquakes in the world, at least one study warns there’s a lack of awareness of the risk in Eastern Canada. One report released last summer predicts Montrealers could suffer $45 billion in economic losses if the city were to experience an earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale. That’s the estimated strength of a tremor that hit MontrealRead More


Saturday will be the final day for Sears in Barrie

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Saturday will be the final day Sears will be open in Barrie. The retailer has been in a state of liquidation since announcing the closure of its 74 department stores across the country. Sears Canada says Saturday will be the final day for the store at Georgian Mall. The company has offered discounts of up to 50 per cent since October. The final closure of the Barrie store means more than 100 people will be out of a job. The retailer has been under creditor protection since June. Source linkRead More


Mild, above average temperatures to dominate this winter, Environment Canada says

CTVNews.ca Staff Published Saturday, December 2, 2017 11:07AM EST Last Updated Saturday, December 2, 2017 11:24AM EST In tune with the balmy conditions felt this fall in southern Ontario, Environment Canada is calling for a mild winter ahead with above-average temperatures for much of Eastern Canada. But for winter-weather enthusiasts, Environment Canada climatologist David Phillips said the upcoming season won’t disappoint. A “white Christmas” is highly anticipated in southern Ontario, although conditions won’t be as snowy – or as soggy – as winters past. “Overall, we think [in terms of]Read More


North Bay Easter Seals celebrity hockey tournament

CTV Northern Ontario’s Joey Slattery: Former NHL stars hit the ice in North Bay to raise money for families of children with disabilities. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines


Judge strikes down section of Quebec law that bans face-coverings

Giuseppe Valiante, The Canadian Press Published Friday, December 1, 2017 5:04PM EST Last Updated Friday, December 1, 2017 8:27PM EST MONTREAL — A Superior Court justice on Friday ordered a temporary stay on the provision of a controversial Quebec law that prohibits citizens from receiving or giving public services with their faces covered. Justice Babak Barin ruled that Quebec cannot force people to uncover their faces until the province establishes clear guidelines under which someone can apply for a religious accommodation. Bill 62 was passed in October and was criticizedRead More


A&W gives $5 million to new U of S agriculture centre

Fast-food giant A&W is giving $5 million to a new University of Saskatchewan agriculture centre near Clavet. The Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence will focus on livestock education for both agriculture and veterinary students. Ryder Lee, CEO of the Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association, said the new facility will put Canada ahead in beef production. “If you’re just doing it the same old way and making the same stuff, everybody else will move ahead and they’ll out-compete you,” Lee said. A few months ago, Premier Brad Wall had some beef withRead More


City announces proposed 2 per-cent utility increase for next year

CTV Regina Published Friday, December 1, 2017 10:27AM CST Last Updated Friday, December 1, 2017 2:15PM CST The City of Regina has announced a proposed two per-cent utility increase for 2018. The increase would take effect Jan. 1, 2018 and would cost the average household an additional $2.70 a month, or just over $32 per year. This comes on top of the 4 per cent utility increase back in March, 2017. “We had a couple years with some significant rate increases, so that certainly helped strengthen the financial position ofRead More


Concern and optimism as single provincial health authority set to launch

The Saskatoon Regional Health Authority held its final public meeting Wednesday as the province moves to a single health authority. The SRHA won’t exist come Monday when the government launches the Saskatchewan Health Authority — an amalgamation of 12 of the province’s health regions. President and CEO of the Saskatoon Health Region Dan Florizone won’t be a part of the SHA, citing his passion and skills are not what the new authority needs. He told reporters after the meeting Wednesday the biggest impact will be on senior leadership. Florizone saidRead More


Trump’s far-right retweets spark calls for axing of U.K. visit

Jill Lawless, The Associated Press Published Wednesday, November 29, 2017 12:07PM EST Last Updated Wednesday, November 29, 2017 12:21PM EST LONDON — Outraged British opposition politicians demanded Wednesday that the government revoke an invitation to U.S. President Donald Trump after he retweeted videos posted by a leader of far-right group Britain First. The tiny extremist group, meanwhile, appeared delighted at the publicity boost from a leader with almost 44 million Twitter followers. Trump retweeted three videos from the account of deputy Britain First leader Jayda Fransen, purporting to show violenceRead More