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Walkers, exercisers raise over $1M for cancer support and treatment

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Hundreds of Winnipeggers took to the streets Saturday for the 11th annual Challenge for Life held by the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation. The 820 participants raised $1,082,512 while either walking 20 kilomteres or working out for 200 minutes.  To date, the event has raised more than $11-million with the funds staying in Manitoba to support prevention, early detection, treatment, research and patient support at CancerCare Manitoba.  “The funds raised at today’s Challenge for Life are critical to improving outcomes for the people we all know and love who are living withRead More


Winnipeg school reaping rewards after putting scheduling to the test

Winnipeg school reaping rewards after putting scheduling to the test

A Winnipeg school is taking the standard school day and making some tweaks. Ecole Lacerte in Windsor Park has gone from three breaks during the day to two, and since making the switch student success has spiked. It’s called a ‘balanced day’ schedule, and students are enjoying it. “I like that you have more time to do classes and recesses,” said fourth grader Alexie George. The school day begins at 8:30 a.m. with the first block going until 10:30. At that time, students head outside for a 30 minute recessRead More


Crown appeals decision on retired Chatham violin teacher

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Legal troubles may not be over for a retired violin teacher in Chatham, who was found not guilty of historic sexual offences.  The Crown attorney is appealing the decision for 72-year-old Claude Eric Trachy from April 23. At that time a judge agreed with the defence that Trachy was helping students rest their shoulders while playing the violin. The defence argued it was to promote better posture and not sexual touching. Trachy was originally charged in 2015 for allegations from 25 complaints, which dated back to the early 1980’s. SourceRead More


Police ID 21-year-old woman killed in The Annex

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Kayla Goodfield, CTV News Toronto Published Thursday, May 24, 2018 8:29PM EDT Last Updated Thursday, May 24, 2018 9:27PM EDT Police have identified a 21-year-old woman who was murdered inside an apartment building in The Annex on Wednesday afternoon. Emergency crews were called to 70 Spadina Road, located north of Bloor Street West, at around 4:30 p.m. for a report of sounds of gunshots heard in the area. Upon arrival at the scene, officers said they located a woman inside an apartment suffering from obvious signs of trauma. The victimRead More


Horwath would not permit Ontario corner stores to sell beer, wine

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Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press Published Saturday, May 19, 2018 12:16PM EDT Last Updated Saturday, May 19, 2018 1:36PM EDT THUNDER BAY, Ont. — The current system of restricted retail beer and wine sales in Ontario works well and is socially responsible, New Democrat Leader Andrea Horwath said Saturday. Campaigning in Thunder Bay, Ont., Horwath said there’s no need to allow convenience stores to carry the products — a perennially favoured if never-implemented idea that once helped propel the Liberals to office in the mid-1980s. “I’m going to be straightRead More


May long weekend kicks off season for southern Alberta campers

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Hundreds of campers and outdoor enthusiasts are heading out to the mountain parks and other recreation areas for the Victoria Day long weekend and enforcement officers will be out in full force to ensure everyone is following the rules. The province says more than 300 Fish and wildlife officers, conservation officers, park rangers and RCMP will be on patrol in parks and public lands over the weekend. “As Albertans, we are truly fortunate to have so many outdoor recreation opportunities. It is our mission to conserve and protect our publicRead More


Dwane Casey nominated for NBA coach of the year five days after Raptors fire him

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NEW YORK — Dwane Casey has been named one of three finalists for the NBA’s coach of the year award. Too bad the nomination came five days after he was fired by the Toronto Raptors. Casey was named a finalist for the award on Wednesday night along with Quin Snyder of the Utah Jazz and Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens. The 61-year-old Casey was the most successful coach in Raptors history, rewriting the culture of what had been one of the worst teams in the league. He led TorontoRead More


Oxygen tank explodes during house fire in Port McNicoll

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CTV Barrie Published Wednesday, May 16, 2018 3:46PM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, May 16, 2018 3:47PM EDT A house fire in Port McNicoll not only destroyed a home, but shocked neighbours who heard a loud explosion. The fire broke out late Tuesday afternoon at a house on the corner of Seventh Avenue and Assiniboia Street. Two people and two dogs were able to escape the home without injury. When fire crews arrived on scene, flames could be seen coming out of the back, front and roof of the home. TheRead More


Victoria's Ship Point to get major facelift

Victoria's Ship Point to get major facelift

The city dropped concept designs today as it prepares to give a major makeover to Ship Point in the Inner Harbour. Scott Cunningham reports. 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″]


Man arrested after WestJet flight from Halifax to Calgary diverted to Toronto

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The Canadian Press Published Wednesday, May 9, 2018 10:42PM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, May 9, 2018 10:43PM EDT MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — A man in his 20s is in police custody after a WestJet flight from Halifax to Calgary was diverted to Toronto’s Pearson airport on Wednesday evening. Peel Region police received the call around 7 p.m. about an unruly passenger on board WestJet flight 231. The plane landed at Pearson about 90 minutes later and police say the male suspect was arrested without incident. WestJet did not immediately respond toRead More