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Prairie Game Expo in Regina

Prairie Game Expo in Regina

Board game enthusiasts met in Regina to create, test and play at the Prairie Game Expo on Saturday. The event brings together people with a passion for the less digitally based hobby. Organizers say role playing and miniature games have become more popular in the last decade, and the expo enables those types of interest groups to come together and have a good interactive time. “What’s good about getting together as a larger community is one meeting more people, getting exposed to new types of games that you might notRead More

Trump denies he used vulgarity to describe African countries

Trump denies he used vulgarity to describe African countries

Alan Fram and Jonathan Lemire, The Associated Press Published Friday, January 12, 2018 7:52AM EST Last Updated Friday, January 12, 2018 8:14AM EST Warning: This story contains vulgar language HL:Trump denies he used vulgarity to describe African countries@ WASHINGTON — In bluntly vulgar language, President Donald Trump questioned Thursday why the U.S. would accept more immigrants from Haiti and “shithole countries” in Africa rather than places like Norway, as he rejected a bipartisan immigration deal, according to people briefed on the extraordinary Oval Office conversation. Trump on Friday denied usingRead More

London housing prices spike in last quarter of 2017: survey

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It’s good news for homeowners and realtors in the London market. The Royal LePage House Price Survey released Wednesday showed a major spike in the fourth quarter of 2017. The aggregate price of a home increased 19.6 per cent year-over-year to $363,765. The median price of a two-storey home increased 21.1 per cent year-over-year to $404,423. The median price of a bungalow increased 17.7 per cent to $299,222. Nationally, the price of a home in Canada increased 10.8 per cent year-over-year to $626,042 in the fourth quarter of 2017. SourceRead More

Judge strikes down section of Quebec law that bans face-coverings

Giuseppe Valiante, The Canadian Press Published Friday, December 1, 2017 5:04PM EST Last Updated Friday, December 1, 2017 8:27PM EST MONTREAL — A Superior Court justice on Friday ordered a temporary stay on the provision of a controversial Quebec law that prohibits citizens from receiving or giving public services with their faces covered. Justice Babak Barin ruled that Quebec cannot force people to uncover their faces until the province establishes clear guidelines under which someone can apply for a religious accommodation. Bill 62 was passed in October and was criticizedRead More

City forced to remove enormous tree after man pours gasoline on it

A Barrie man fed up with an enormous soft maple tree took matters into his own hands to get it removed by pouring gasoline all over it. Earlier this week, Chris Peyton witnessed his neighbour approach the large tree on the corner of Belcourt Avenue with several white pails. “I witnessed my neighbour from on the other side of the fence on my front yard with a couple of big white 20 litre pails of gasoline splashing on the tree,” says Peyton. The gasoline was enough to do damage toRead More

Work-at-home trend stays static as daily commutes get longer across Canada | CTV News

Kevin Bissett, The Canadian Press Published Wednesday, November 29, 2017 8:54AM EST Last Updated Wednesday, November 29, 2017 8:55AM EST FREDERICTON — More members of the workforce are cramming the country’s buses, subways and highways each day, adding precious minutes to the daily commute, Statistics Canada reported Wednesday in its sixth and final batch of numbers from the 2016 census. The number of commuters is larger than ever, the agency said — 15.9 million in 2016, a 30 per cent increase since 1996 — with a 59.5 per cent increaseRead More

Homeless Samaritan to get house, dream truck with US$385K in donations

PHILADELPHIA — A New Jersey woman has raised more than $385,000 for a Philadelphia homeless man who came to her roadside aid — enough to buy him a home and his dream truck, and provide him with a small annual salary. Kate McClure said on her GoFundMe page Tuesday that an attorney and financial adviser helped 34-year-old Johnny Bobbitt Jr. come up with the plan. McClure, of Florence Township, ran out of gas on an Interstate 95 exit ramp late one night in Philadelphia. Bobbitt walked a few blocks toRead More

Bob Simpson saying farewell to CTV, Farmgate

Bob Simpson is hanging up his boots. CTV Saskatchewan’s longtime Farmgate host is retiring after 30 years with our station in Saskatoon and nearly two decades hosting the farm show. “Bob Simpson is what it’s all about. He’s kind, fair and always up for a laugh,” CTV Saskatoon News Director Dani Mario said. “He cared deeply for his work. I’ll miss him tremendously in our newsroom, but it makes me so happy to know he’s starting this new chapter in his life.” Simpson joined our station — then CFQC TelevisionRead More

North Bay to get innovative Microgrid

From CTV Northern Ontario: Renewable energy system will power several community centres in North Bay. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

One boater rescued, another missing, in Kitimat harbour

KITIMAT, B.C. — A search continued early Friday for a missing boater in Kitimat harbour. The Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre in Victoria said two people were on board a four-metre long aluminum vessel when it overturned Thursday night in heavy rain and near zero visibility. Coast Guard officer Dylan Carter said one of the two people tried to swim to shore and was rescued about 180 metres from land and taken to hospital to be treated for hypothermia. Carter said the second boater was last seen clinging to the overturnedRead More