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Basic income pilot ending in March

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The Canadian Press Published Friday, August 31, 2018 5:41PM EDT Last Updated Friday, August 31, 2018 5:48PM EDT Ontario’s basic-income pilot project, which was launched by the former Liberal government and was aimed at lifting people out of poverty, will end next March. The Progressive Conservative government says the final payments to the 4,000 low-income recipients in several cities will be made on March 31, 2019. The Tories announced last month they would wind down the project, which was launched in 2017 and was set to run for three years.Read More


Surrey mom calls for trampoline park regulations

Surrey mom calls for trampoline park regulations

A mother is calling for provincial safety regulations after her son fell through the springs at a park in Richmond, B.C. 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″]


Flames inch close to California homes as thousands evacuate

Cleveland National Forest wildfire California

Amanda Lee Myers, The Associated Press Published Thursday, August 9, 2018 9:20PM EDT LOS ANGELES — An intentionally set wildfire grew perilously close to homes in Southern California on Thursday as evacuation orders expanded to more than 20,000 residents, though some homeowners stayed behind to fend off the flames themselves. Firefighters fought a desperate battle to stop the Holy Fire from reaching homes as the blaze surged through the Cleveland National Forest above the city of Lake Elsinore and its surrounding communities. They were trying to keep the flames fromRead More


Van Buskirk and teammates thrilled to compete at home at NACAC championships

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TORONTO — Kate Van Buskirk turned down a chance to race the 5,000 metres at the 2015 Pan American Games in her hometown. Instead, she flew to Europe to chase the Olympic standard in the 1,500 metres and came up just short. Passing up that opportunity is one of Van Buskirk’s biggest regrets, and so the 31-year-old from Toronto jumped at the chance to race in the NACAC Championships on Friday night at Varsity Stadium. “I was seeing all the tweets and the photos of the medallists and the standsRead More


Six people killed in crash on Alberta highway

CTVNews.ca Staff Published Wednesday, August 8, 2018 8:00AM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, August 8, 2018 11:50AM EDT Six people were killed in a collision on a highway between Jasper and Banff, Alta., adding to what has been a deadly week on the province’s roads. Alberta Health Services says the crash occurred Tuesday evening on Highway 93 in Jasper National Park. Information on the number of vehicles involved and the identity of the six people killed was not available. Two other people were taken to hospital as a result of theRead More


Manziel picked off four times in CFL debut as Ticats down Alouettes 50-11

Montreal Alouettes quarterback Johnny Manziel

MONTREAL — Johnny Manziel called it a humbling experience. The much-hyped CFL debut of the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner was a disaster as everything went downhill after his first pass was picked off by Larry Dean and his Montreal Alouettes were trounced 50-11 by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Friday night. It wasn’t all Manziel’s fault, but he was intercepted four times in the first half and put up only 104 yards on 11 completions before he was replaced by backup Vernon Adams in the fourth quarter. He wasn’t buying theRead More


Fate of Ontario safe injection, overdose prevention sites in limbo

Discussing Ottawa safe-injection site

The Ontario government says it is weighing the fate of the province’s safe injection and overdose prevention sites. Health Minister Christine Elliott says the government is reviewing evidence on the sites to see if they “have merit” and are worth continuing. The overdose prevention site in London will have to close mid-August if the province doesn’t renew its funding and approval. Elliott says the government plans to make a decision in the coming weeks on the sites that are about to expire, but will also eventually rule on the programRead More


U of C researcher warns gluten-free not synonymous with nutritious

U of C researcher warns gluten-free not synonymous with nutritious

A University of Calgary researcher is attempting to halt the spread of the commonly held misconception that gluten-free foods are healthier than standard fare especially when it comes to processed food marketed to children. “We looked at types of foods targeted to children in the supermarket,” said Charlene Elliott, a Canada research chair in food marketing policy and children’s health. “We bought 374 products that are aimed at children in terms of their marketing appeals and then pulled out the products that were specifically labelled gluten free. In a secondRead More


‘Hamilton’ creator announces arts fund for Puerto Rico

Lin-Manuel Miranda

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Lin-Manuel Miranda jumped up to a podium shortly after landing in Puerto Rico on Sunday to announce he has helped create a multimillion-dollar fund to boost the arts in the U.S. territory as it struggles to recover from Hurricane Maria. The “Hamilton” playwright said he hopes the fund will grow to $15 million in upcoming years. He added that he will donate all funds from the Broadway hit when it is performed January in Puerto Rico. “The goal wasn’t just artistic satisfaction, but how canRead More


Legacy of Lethbridge toddler, lost to rare disease, lives on through blood donations

Legacy of Lethbridge toddler, lost to rare disease, lives on through blood donations

The family of Finley Malmberg, the young girl with Type 1 spinal muscular atrophy who passed away in 2015, is hoping to honour her memory by arranging to have 25 people donate blood in Finley’s name ahead of August 2, 2018. The Malmberg family says Finley taught them how precious life truly is in the brief 13 months they had with her. They say arranging blood donations is one way to give back to the community that gave them so much in their time of need. The drive is alreadyRead More