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One dead and four injured after crash in Okotoks

RCMP

Okotoks RCMP says that one person has died and four others were seriously injured in a single vehicle crash on Saturday evening. Police say that the crash, at 112 Street W. just one kilometre north of Highway 549, took place at about 9:00 p.m. One person was pronounced dead at the scene and four others were taken to hospital in serious condition. There is no other information about the victims at this time. Traffic was rerouted around the incident for the duration of the investigation. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenewsRead More


Chief justice to hear argument for media to film portions of Gerald Stanley trial

Gerald Stanley

Saskatchewan’s Court of Queen’s Bench chief justice is set to hear arguments Tuesday about whether to allow the media to film inside the courtroom during the Gerald Stanley murder trial. Stanley is charged with second-degree murder in the August 2016 death of 22-year-old Colten Boushie. Five media companies — CTV, CBC, Global News, Postmedia and Aboriginal Peoples Television Network — have applied to record certain portions of the trial with three security-style cameras operated remotely. The application requests the media be allowed to record and broadcast live the judge’s andRead More


Local youth society reaching out for help, after flood destroyed their ‘safe space for teens’

Local youth society reaching out for help, after flood destroyed their 'safe space for teens'

Kiera Lyons, CTV Edmonton Published Saturday, January 13, 2018 8:44PM MST Last Updated Saturday, January 13, 2018 8:46PM MST A local charity that helps at-risk youth in the city has been forced to temporarily shut its doors. The iHuman Youth Society’s downtown facility suffered substantial damage after a pipe burst, flooding their building. The society works with marginalized inner city youth –including teen moms. They were closed for the holidays, but because of the flooding they haven’t been able to help anyone for weeks. The damage was significant enough thatRead More


Syrian soap maker opens new store in southeast Calgary

Syrian soap maker opens new store in southeast Calgary

A man who fled the warfare in Syria two years ago is thanking Canadians for the support they gave him and other refugees so they could rebuild their lives. Abdul Fatah Saboni came to Canada as a government-sponsored refugee about two years ago. His family has a long history of making soap and Saboni says he had a successful business in Aleppo but had to abandon it when the war broke out. When he arrived in Calgary, he worked on learning English as he continued his trade from his home.Read More


‘Not knowing is the worst’: family continues search for missing Sydney woman

‘Not knowing is the worst’: family continues search for missing Sydney woman

The family of a Cape Breton woman whose been missing since Easter weekend is speaking out in the hopes that a renewed interested in the case will help them find answers. Debbie Ann Hutchinson, 59, of Sydney was last seen on April 14. She was reported missing by her family on April 24, who told police they haven’t been able to contact her. Debbie’s brother John Hutchinson says her disappearance has been a total mystery to the family and has caused a great deal of heartache. “It’s been hard,” heRead More


Slain girl may have been victim of serial killer: Pakistan

Pakistan girl

Zaheer Babar, The Associated Press Published Saturday, January 13, 2018 8:04AM EST LAHORE, Pakistan — A serial killer may have been behind the rape and murder of young girl in Pakistan whose killing sparked deadly clashes between protesters and police, an official said Saturday. Rana Sanaullah, the home minister for Punjab province, said DNA testing has linked the killing to at least five other cases of child abuse and murder in the city of Kasur. Police have detained eight suspects, including two relatives of the girl. Eight-year-old Zainab Ansari wentRead More


Louisiana teacher speaks out after arrest at board meeting

Teacher escorted out of board meeting in handcuffs

Kevin McGill and Gerald Herbert, The Associated Press Published Wednesday, January 10, 2018 8:01PM EST ABBEVILLE, La. — The Louisiana teacher who was ejected from a school board meeting and handcuffed after speaking out about salaries — a video-recorded arrest that sparked outrage — said Wednesday her treatment was appalling and encouraged others to speak out. The fallout from Deyshia Hargrave’s arrest Monday night was wide-ranging, with school district officials receiving death threats and the governor saying it “cast a negative light” on the state. Video of the arrest wasRead More


Dolly Parton removes ‘Dixie’ from Stampede dinner show

Dolly Parton

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. — Country singer Dolly Parton has discarded “Dixie” from the name of a popular dinner show. From now on, the attraction will simply be known as Dolly Parton’s Stampede. Parton said in a statement that the name change was spurred by changing attitudes and “will remove any confusion or concerns about our shows” as the company that operates the attraction expands into new markets. World Choice Investments LLC currently operates the Stampede dinner show for Parton in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, and Branson, Missouri. World Choice spokesman PeteRead More


Japan’s emperor to abdicate at end of April 2019

TOKYO – Japan’s much admired Emperor Akihito plans to abdicate on April 30, 2019, at age 85 in the first such abdication from the Chrysanthemum Throne in about 200 years, the government said Friday. Akihito’s elder son Crown Prince Naruhito will ascend the throne a day later, on May 1, 2019, beginning a new as yet unnamed era. The decision was made Friday at a meeting of the Imperial House Council, which included politicians, judicial officials and imperial family members. Akihito expressed his apparent wish to abdicate in 2016, citingRead More


B.C.’s mental health detention system violating charter rights: report

VANCOUVER — A new report says British Columbia’s system for detaining people with mental health issues is violating their charter rights. Report author Laura Johnston, a lawyer with the Community Legal Assistance Society, says the problems with the provincial Mental Health Act include people in care being put in solitary confinement or involuntarily given treatments like electroconvulsive therapy. The report also found that female patients routinely have their clothes removed by male staff, doctors can make detention decisions without conducting in-person exams and there is no legal aid for patientsRead More