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Saskatoon city council looking at potential plans for downtown arena

Saskatoon city council looking at potential plans for downtown arena

CTV Saskatoon Published Wednesday, March 21, 2018 6:12PM CST Last Updated Wednesday, March 21, 2018 6:14PM CST Don’t expect a new arena in downtown Saskatoon anytime soon, even if potential plans have been put forward, the CEO of SaskTel Centre says. “It’s a decade or so out,” said Will Lofdahl on Wednesday on CTV Morning Live. “As we mentioned earlier, this is the first step. It’s important to stay on the timeline, and to realize that our facilities are aging, and we need to do something.” SaskTel Centre and TCURead More

Sask.’s emerging second language | CTV Regina News

Sask.’s emerging second language | CTV Regina News

Seven-year-old Quentin Silvestre belts out Ed Sheeran in perfect English. But his mother, Michelle Silvestre, hopes Quentin will learn the song in his home language too. “We still speak Tagalog at home because they should still look after their roots,” Michelle Silvestre said. Almost three years ago, Silvestre and her family left the Philippines for life in Canada. Friends already in the country suggested the Silvestre’s move to prairies. “They recommended (living) in Regina because it’s quiet and peaceful, and there’s a lot of job opportunities,” Silvestre said. Saskatchewan’s smallRead More

Researchers develop 3D-printed stethoscope for use in war zones, low-income areas

Researchers develop 3D-printed stethoscope for use in war zones, low-income areas

Although it’s taken for granted here in Canada, the modern stethoscope is unavailable to health care professionals in certain parts of the world because of its prohibitive cost. The standard stethoscope can often cost several hundred dollars, which prevents physicians working in low-income communities or war zones from using them. That is, until now. A team of researchers in London, Ont. say they have created an open-source and clinically validated template to 3D-print plastic stethoscopes in less than three hours and for less than $3.  And the best part? TheRead More

Leafs’ Auston Matthews says he’s feeling better, but no timetable for return

Auston Matthews

Joshua Clipperton, The Canadian Press Published Tuesday, March 13, 2018 2:15PM EDT Last Updated Tuesday, March 13, 2018 4:10PM EDT TORONTO — Maple Leafs centre Auston Matthews is inching closer to a return to the Toronto lineup. When that will be remains anyone’s guess. The 20-year-old took part in his second straight full practice Tuesday, but continued to wear a red non-contact jersey. Matthews has been on the shelf since injuring his shoulder after getting sandwiched between two Islanders late in Toronto’s 4-3 shootout victory over New York at AirRead More

Winnipeggers challenged to reimagine Alexander Docks

Winnipeggers challenged to reimagine Alexander Docks

Published Sunday, March 11, 2018 6:46PM CST Last Updated Sunday, March 11, 2018 7:21PM CST A competition is challenging Winnipeggers to come up with a new design for the Alexander Docks. The waterfront site has been vacant since the dock was closed due to safety concerns in 2015. The competition is called ‘On The Docks’. Two Winnipeg architects launched it to inspire ideas and come up with imaginative solutions for the space. Unlike other types of public brainstorming sessions, this one requires a little extra creativity. The architects behind theRead More

NHL scores: Penguins beat Kings for 10th straight home win

Penguins beat Kings for tenth straight win

PITTSBURGH – Zach Aston-Reese broke a third-period tie with a power-play goal and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Los Angeles Kings 3-1 on Thursday night for their 10th straight home victory. Two nights after scoring his first two NHL goals, Aston-Reese gave the Penguins the lead at 5:24 of the period. Kris Letang’s point shot through traffic clipped Aston-Reese’s skate and went between goalie Jonathan Quick’s pads. The Penguins’ home streak is the longest since a franchise-record 13-game run during the 2013-14 season. The Penguins haven’t lost in Pittsburgh sinceRead More

Dolores O’Riordan found second home in Ontario, called herself ‘half a Canuck’

Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan dead at 46

By David Friend, The Canadian Press Published Monday, January 15, 2018 5:36PM EST Dolores O’Riordan, the defiant voice of Irish rock band the Cranberries who died Monday at 46, found a certain solace in her second home — a remote town in Ontario. When she wasn’t performing rock anthems like “Zombie,” “Linger” and “Dreams” before audiences of thousands, O’Riordan was often at her cottage north of Peterborough, Ont., about 90 minutes northeast of Toronto. It was there she escaped from her sometimes relentless global fame and lived for years withRead More

20,000 part-time college workers vote to unionize

Georgian College

Approximately 20,000 part-time support staff at the province’s colleges have voted to join the Ontario Public Service Employees Union. OPSEU says 84 per cent of the ballots counted were cast of in favour of joining the union. It says the supervised vote at all 24 Ontario community colleges was held in June 2016, but legal wrangling by the College Employer Council kept ballots from being counted until this week. OPSEU president Warren (Smokey) Thomas called the vote “a magnificent victory for part-time college support staff and for all the peopleRead More

Suspect sought after Walmart parking lot road rage

Walmart suspect

Amherstburg police are looking for an individual – alleged to have pulled a knife during a road rage incident in a Walmart parking lot. Authorities have released surveillance pictures of the man after a complainant said he was confronted by another driver at around 5:45 p.m. Dec. 26. The complainant is reported to have been doing donuts in his vehicle and the suspect took exception to the style of driving. The fight escalated into a physical altercation. Fortunately, passers-by were able to break up the pair without any injury. SourceRead More

Option Solidaire? Party merger could be voted on Saturday

Two of Quebec’s dark horse political parties could be headed for a major shakeup on Saturday. Debates about a variety of issues will take place at Quebec Solidaire’s convention in Longueuil, but the biggest is a potential merger with Option Nationale. QS co-spokesperson Manon Masse acknowledged that discussions will be heated, but said the party is “ready” for the debate. Discussions over the potential merger with Sol Zanetti’s party concluded in October. Manon’s colleague Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois was among the architects of the deal. He called the deal “good for theRead More