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Fringe audience grows, festival announces holdover series

Fringe

The Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival set a ticket record purchase in the 11-day run that wrapped up Sunday. The festival welcomed 817,000 Fringers – 9,000 more than last year – and sold 133,276 tickets in the more than 1,600 live performances at 38 different venues. There were 419 sell out shows. “We work hard to create a space for artists to get their work to the masses, in an inclusive environment that celebrates diversity and we think we’ve done that,” Murray Utas, the festival’s artistic director, said in aRead More


Parks Canada cuts dozens of trees to build bike path along Lachine Canal

Parks Canada cuts dozens of trees to build bike path along Lachine Canal

Parks Canada has cut down nearly a hundred trees along the Lachine Canal to make way for a bike path.  Residents who live around the area were shocked to see that 70 trees were cut over the course of three days.  Only a few stumps remain.  “There seemed to be no concern about what was going to go down,” said Lawrence Kuntz, a Little Burgundy resident. “We talked to someone who was working here and he said they’re all going to go away. They’re all going to be cut. WeRead More


Plenty of jobs in Windsor-Essex, but economic growth slowing

CTV Windsor: Auto industry concerns

While most employers in Windsor-Essex seem to be in a hiring mood, there appears to be economic caution in the wind. A quarterly survey of 68 businesses by Workforce Windsor-Essex found more than 70 per cent of owners planned to hire someone over the summer month. More than 60 per cent still have hard-to-fill positions that are open. The survey also said 86 per cent of posted jobs were for full-time positions. However, the Conference Board of Canada expects Windsor’s annual three per cent economic growth rate to taper offRead More


High-risk sex offender believed to be living in Winnipeg: police

Badour

Police are notifying the public about a convicted high-risk sex offender who is now believed to be living in Winnipeg. Police said James Porter Badour has a history of sexual offences against young children, both male and female. Although he has participated in some treatment programming in the past, police said he is considered a high risk to reoffend. Police said all children are at risk. After being released from custody in 2017, Badour is subject to supervised probation until April of 2020. He has previously lived in Guelph andRead 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


Defibrillator stolen from Woodstock baseball diamond

Woodstock Police generic

The City of Woodstock Parks Department notified police of an incident on Aug. 13. Police said that sometime in the prior two weeks, the automated external defibrillator was stolen. It was taken from the baseball diamond at Jack Dunn Park on the Community Complex property on Finkle Street. Woodstock police have encouraged anyone with information about the theft to contact them. 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”Read More


Navan family fundraising to cover costly cancer treatment in Germany

Hope for Sarah

Four years after receiving her first cancer diagnosis, Navan’s Sarah Haddad is getting set for a journey she hopes will end her breast cancer battle once and for all. “It was just too painful to watch and know there was another thing out there that we could try,” said Sarah’s husband Matt Haddad. Sarah was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer in 2014. She was 26. After six months of intense chemo, a lumpectomy, and 29 rounds of chemo, she was declared cancer free. Her cancer came back in 2018,Read More


U.S. launches national security investigation against uranium imports

An underground uranium mine owned by Cameco, is shown on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards)

Canada could face a larger trade dispute with the U.S. after the Department of Commerce launched another national security investigation, this time by looking into uranium imports. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced the investigation Wednesday, noting U.S. production of uranium for military and electric power has decreased to five per cent of its consumption from 49 per cent in 1987. “The Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security will conduct a thorough, fair, and transparent review to determine whether uranium imports threaten to impair national security,” Ross in aRead More


Stratford, Ont. mayor wants Justin Bieber to hold wedding in his hometown

Bieber Baldwin

TORONTO — Justin Bieber’s hometown of Stratford, Ont. is prepared to host the pop star’s wedding — should he decide to hold it there. Dan Mathieson, mayor of the southwestern Ontario city, said Tuesday he hopes Bieber includes the picturesque region in the nuptial conversations with his new fiancee Hailey Baldwin. The 24-year-old singer confirmed his engagement to the American model in an Instagram post on Monday, sparking instant speculation about where they might hold the event. “We would be happy to host that and do whatever we had toRead More


‘Bridging North America’ to design and build cable-stayed Gordie Howe Bridge

Gordie Howe Bridge concept cable-stayed

Rich Garton, CTV Windsor Published Thursday, July 5, 2018 9:36AM EDT Last Updated Thursday, July 5, 2018 9:58AM EDT The builder who will construct the Gordie Howe International Bridge between Windsor and Detroit was announced today in Windsor, Ont. The preferred proponent ‘Bridging North America’ will soon start construction on an 853 metre cable-stayed span, being touted by Windsor Detroit Bridge Authority officials as the longest cable-stayed bridge in North America. WDBA communications director Mark Butler says “it’s going to be as tall as the Ren Center,” one of mostRead More