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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


Ford freezes salaries of public service managers, reviews executive pay

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TORONTO — Ontario’s new premier has frozen the wages of public service managers and ordered a review of executive and management compensation in his latest effort to curb government spending. A memo posted on the government website Friday — the day Doug Ford was sworn in as premier — says pending pay adjustments for managers, executives and staff not covered by collective bargaining will be on hold “until the new government can put in place an expenditure management strategy.” The documents says merit pay for the current performance cycle willRead More


Cape Breton man in critical condition after falling from cliff

Cape Breton Regional Police

A man is in critical condition after falling from a cliff in Cape Breton. Cape Breton Regional Police and emergency crews responded to the scene near Park Street in Dominion, N.S., around 4 p.m. Monday. Police say the Dominion man, who is in his late 20s, was taken to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital with serious injuries. Police are investigating the incident but don’t suspect foul play at this time. 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 NewsRead More


Rancher rescues baby bison stuck in badger hole

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A baby bison was in a hole lot of trouble last month. The calf got stuck in a badger hole on a farm near Meota, Sask., about 40 kilometers north of Battleford. Rancher Derrick Schaefer said he found the baby bison after noticing the calf’s mom away from the heard. “Its calf was really wedged in a badger hole and I almost had to grab a shovel to get it out,” Shaefer wrote on twitter. Since posting the photos on Twitter, farmers in Western Canada have shared similar photos andRead More


City committee wants to play it safe with cannabis rules at public events

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Calgary is one step closer to allowing pot smoking at concerts and festivals, but regulations could end up keeping marijuana confined to particular areas of those events. A city committee, looking into the creation of marijuana bylaws in the city, has voted in favour of a a bylaw that would allow events to apply add areas on their venues for people to smoke and vape cannabis. According to the results of a survey completed by thousands of Calgarians, 57 percent said that pot should be allowed within defined zones whileRead More


‘You get a twist in your soul’: Van de Vorst journey continues after McKay sentenced

Jordan Van de Vorst, his wife Chanda and their children, two-year-old Miguire and five-year-old Kamryn, are seen in this image from Facebook. All were killed in the crash.

It’s been 883 days since the Van de Vorst family lost four members of their family and 677 days since the woman responsible for the deaths was sentenced for the crimes. On Friday, their late son and brother’s birthday, Linda and Lou Van de Vorst along with their daughters, traveled to a hotel in Maple Creek. The next day they drove further, to Okimaw Ohci Healing Lodge to read victim impact statements at Catherine McKay’s parole board hearing. She was denied unescorted temporary absences to see her family by theRead More


Official: Syrian militants dug up graves to find Israelis

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DAMASCUS, Syria – A Syria-based Palestinian official says insurgents have excavated graves in a cemetery in a refugee camp in the capital Damascus in search of the remains of three Israeli soldiers who have been missing for decades. Anwar Raja of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command said the bodies of the three Israeli soldiers who have been missing since a 1982 battle in Lebanon were transferred to Syria after the incident. He said the insurgents’ aim was to find the remains and transfer them to Israel.Read More


Morneau to give speech in Calgary ahead of Kinder Morgan deadline

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CALGARY — Finance Minister Bill Morneau is headed west next week with plans to give a speech to a Calgary business audience a day ahead of a deadline set by Kinder Morgan for its controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. The Calgary Chamber of Commerce, which announced the event set for May 30, says the speech will focus on securing Canada’s economic future. Kinder Morgan suspended all non-essential construction on the Trans Mountain project in April, citing obstruction by B.C. that put the viability of the pipeline in question. TheRead More


Doug Ford would allow beer, wine and cider to be sold in Ontario corner stores

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TORONTO — Doug Ford says if elected premier he would allow beer, wine, cider and coolers to be sold in corner stores. In the announcement, which he made a day before a long weekend, the Progressive Conservative leader says Ontario is mature enough for this change. The Liberal government expanded alcohol sales in recent years, with more than 200 grocery stores authorized to sell beer and cider, and another 70 allowed to sell wine. Under their plan, up to 450 grocery stores will sell beer and cider, including 300 alsoRead More


Suspect flees with cash following morning bank robbery

Police are searching for a suspect in robbery

CTV London Published Friday, May 18, 2018 12:14PM EDT Last Updated Friday, May 18, 2018 12:16PM EDT London police are searching for a suspect following a bank robbery Friday morning. Police were called to a CIBC branch around 9:40 a.m. They say a man entered the bank at 228 Oxford St. E. and demanded money from the employee. He fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of currency. The employee did not have any physical injuries, police say. The suspect is described as a male with a medium complexion andRead More