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Calgary woman sets sights on marathon after quadruple amputation

Calgary woman sets sights on marathon after quadruple amputation

Nearly two years after undergoing a quadruple amputation, a Calgary woman has set her sights on running a marathon. In early 2017, Verna Marzo was diagnosed with endometriosis: a frequently painful disorder in which the tissue that normally lines the inside of one’s uterus grows outside the organ. Following a hysterectomy, Marzo developed complications and sepsis. With a grim prognosis, doctors put her into a coma. “The doctor said that I will be in a coma for at least a month or two but then after six days I wokeRead More


Prairie cattle producers tighten their belts as drought diminishes pastures

Pasture care

Cattle producers on the Prairies are hoping for the best but preparing for the worst as an ongoing drought continues to diminish pastures. On his property near Gull Lake, Rick Toney of the Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association said some producers are deciding whether to move cows north to the few pockets which did get rain or take the hit of bringing expensive feed into their areas. That cost is just too much for some. “What are the economics here? There’s a lot of people that are looking to sell off 40Read More


Another fire sparked by smoking materials

Another fire sparked by smoking materials

CTV Regina Published Tuesday, August 21, 2018 3:48PM CST Last Updated Tuesday, August 21, 2018 6:44PM CST Another fire in the Queen City was sparked by someone disposing of smoking materials incorrectly. The most recent fire broke out around 2 a.m. Tuesday in the 1900 block of 12 Avenue North. The fire department has already determined the cause of this fire was improperly disposed smoking materials — which could mean cigarettes, lighters and matches. A dozen fires have been caused by smoking materials so far this year. The usual averageRead More


Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan dies

Kofi Annan

The Associated Press Published Saturday, August 18, 2018 7:16AM EDT Last Updated Saturday, August 18, 2018 7:55AM EDT GENEVA — Kofi Annan, one of the world’s most celebrated diplomats and a charismatic symbol of the United Nations who rose through its ranks to become the first black African secretary-general, has died. He was 80. His foundation announced his death in Switzerland on Saturday in a tweet, saying he died after a short unspecified illness. “Wherever there was suffering or need, he reached out and touched many people with his deepRead More


Ontario adding $100M to battle forest fires across province

Ontario forest fire

TORONTO — The Ontario government is adding $100 million to funds available to fight forest fires in the province. The Progressive Conservative government made the announcement on Wednesday and says the money is on top of base funding of almost $70 million to battle the blazes. Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources says there are 116 active fires, including 73 in the northwest region and 43 across the northeast. That compared to 120 active fires on Tuesday afternoon. The ministry says the largest fire in the northeast, known as “North BayRead More


Osheaga-goer who went missing found dead

Osheaga-goer who went missing found dead

The search for an Ottawa man who went missing during the Osheaga music festival over the weekend ended when his body was pulled from the St. Lawrence River. Collins Obiagboso had travelled to Montreal in late July and met up with some friends to attend the festival on Aug. 3. Wahib Ali was among those friends and said the two were watching a set by rapper Nav when they got separated in the crowd. “We agreed not to bring our phones or anything, so we don’t lose anything, people don’tRead More


New genetic tests could help pinpoint best macular degeneration treatments

New genetic tests could help pinpoint best macular degeneration treatments

By the year 2020, about 2 million Canadians will have macular degeneration — the leading cause of vision loss in people over aged 60. Although there is no cure, there are treatments that can slow the disease’s progression — but only in those with certain genes. Those with different genetic make-ups can actually see their vision worsen on the treatments. Now there is a new genetic test that could help determine who can benefit and who will not. But it’s a test not without controversy. Toronto-area senior Percy Ford-Smith discoveredRead More


Mysterious illness: Researchers trying to save female orca

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Indecent act committed in Guelph park

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Guelph Police are investigating after a man committed an incident act in Guelph park Monday afternoon. Police say they were called to Royal City Park around 2:30 p.m. for a report of an indecent act. It is alleged the man approached a woman in the park and began speaking in a sexual manner while touching himself. Police search the area, but the man was not found. He is described as white with tanned skin, in his late 30’s, approximately five-foot-ten with a thin build, brown/blond hair, and crooked teeth. HeRead More


Horsepower and modern technology come together in Cavalia’s revamped ‘Odysseo’

Horsepower and modern technology come together in Cavalia's revamped 'Odysseo'

Modern technology and old-fashioned horsepower are coming together in Cavalia’s updated show. Back in town under the Jacques-Cartier Bridge, take a glimpse at ‘Odysseo 2.0’, a big, beautiful, moving beast where the 70 horses are the stars of the show. Watch the video for a sneak peek.  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 News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rss.cnn.com/rss/cnn_us.rss” limit=”20″] ABC NEWS Headlines [su_feed url=”http://feeds.abcnews.com/abcnews/usheadlines” limit=”20″]