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Trump denies he used vulgarity to describe African countries

Trump denies he used vulgarity to describe African countries

Alan Fram and Jonathan Lemire, The Associated Press Published Friday, January 12, 2018 7:52AM EST Last Updated Friday, January 12, 2018 8:14AM EST Warning: This story contains vulgar language HL:Trump denies he used vulgarity to describe African countries@ WASHINGTON — In bluntly vulgar language, President Donald Trump questioned Thursday why the U.S. would accept more immigrants from Haiti and “shithole countries” in Africa rather than places like Norway, as he rejected a bipartisan immigration deal, according to people briefed on the extraordinary Oval Office conversation. Trump on Friday denied usingRead More


MacTier native to play for Team Canada’s men’s hockey team

MacTier native to play for Team Canada's men's hockey team

The Canadian Press Published Thursday, January 11, 2018 6:24PM EST Last Updated Thursday, January 11, 2018 6:25PM EST A year ago, Canadian forward Wojtek Wolski was in a hospital bed recovering from surgery on a broken neck. Today, he is an Olympian. “I look at the picture of me in the hospital and can’t help but cry,” the 31-year-old winger said via social media. “Mostly tears of happiness, but I am filled with so many emotions about what I have overcome. I could never have imagined that I would beRead 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


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


NBA scores: Love leads Cavs over Heat after LeBron ejection

CLEVELAND — Kevin Love scored 32 of his 38 points in the first half, LeBron James was ejected for the first time in his career and the Cleveland Cavaliers extended their longest winning streak since 2015 to nine games by downing the Miami Heat 108-97 on Tuesday night. Love had his way with every defender Miami put on him, finishing 10 of 16 from the field and 14 of 17 on free throws. He scored 22 in the first quarter and the Cavs opened a 27-point lead before halftime. JamesRead More


Sask. introduces new drug impaired driving legislation

CTV Regina Published Tuesday, November 28, 2017 4:21PM CST Last Updated Tuesday, November 28, 2017 7:02PM CST New drug-impaired driving legislation by the federal government will mean tough consequences for Saskatchewan drivers. On Tuesday, The Miscellaneous Vehicle and Driving Statutes (Cannabis Legislation) Amendment Act, 2017, was introduced in the Saskatchewan Legislature in preparation for these changes. The provincial amendment addresses how the Saskatchewan government will enforce impaired driving when marijuana is legalized. “It’s important for people to remember that in Saskatchewan it is currently and will continue to be illegalRead More


Meek Mill’s lawyers file motion to get him out on bail

The Associated Press Published Tuesday, November 28, 2017 10:52AM EST Last Updated Tuesday, November 28, 2017 11:38AM EST PHILADELPHIA — Meek Mill’s legal team has filed an emergency motion to get him out of prison on bail. The motion filed with Pennsylvania’s Superior Court contends the judge who sentenced the rapper hasn’t responded to any post-sentencing appeals. Mill was sentenced this month to two to four years in prison for violating probation on a roughly decade-old gun and drug case. The sentence has been criticized as extreme, but Common PleasRead More


Prince Harry, Meghan Markle announce engagement

The Associated Press Published Monday, November 27, 2017 5:09AM EST Last Updated Monday, November 27, 2017 7:20AM EST LONDON – Actress, humanitarian campaigner, lifestyle blogger – and, next spring, a princess. Palace officials announced Monday that Prince Harry is engaged to Meghan Markle, confirming months of rumours that the couple was close to tying the knot. In some ways, Markle – a mixed-race American raised in California, an outspoken full-time actress, and a divorcee – makes a surprising addition to the monarchy. But the institution has moved on with theRead More


Small plane with two people headed from Penticton to Edmonton missing

A small plane with two people headed from Penticton, B.C. to Edmonton went missing on Saturday afternoon. The plane left Penticton at approximately 2:30 p.m. The Victoria Joint Rescue Co-Ordination Centre (JRCC Victoria) received an alert about eight hours later after the pilot’s cellphone was picked up by a cell tower approximately 30 kilometres northeast of Revelstoke, B.C. About 12 helicopters searched the mountains between Revelstoke, B.C. and Rogers Pass, B.C. for the white plane with burgundy stripes, a JRCC spokesperson said. JRCC also said the low, cloud ceiling inRead More