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Fraud charge in ‘elaborate’ cancer scam that raised thousands

Fraud charge in 'elaborate' cancer scam that raised thousands

A Calgary woman has been charged with fraud after police say she was collecting money through various fundraising campaigns for cancer treatments she didn’t need. Police said the 30-year-old woman set up a GoFundMe page and even organized a raffle with false prizes to raise money after she claimed she was diagnosed with cancer. Investigators received a tip about the woman and searched her medical records where they discovered she had never been diagnosed with the disease. The raffle raised $10,000 and offered two WestJet gift certificates claiming to beRead More


Final inspections of international trade centre underway

Final inspections of international trade centre underway

Saskatchewan’s first international trade centre is ready to open in Regina. Final inspections are underway as Brightenview prepares to open the long awaited Global Trade and Exhibition Centre in the province. The massive wholesale mall will match Chinese manufacturers with North American buyers. “All business condo units have reached substantial completion, ready for occupancy of business owners,” Brightenview CEO Joe Zhou said. The facility was to have been built outside Dundurn but developers felt the Global Transportation Hub was a better location. Eight years ago, the massive trade and exhibitionRead More


Golden Knights end Jets season, win Game 5

Golden Knights end Jets season, win Game 5

Ahmar Khan, CTV Winnipeg Published Sunday, May 20, 2018 4:02PM CST Last Updated Sunday, May 20, 2018 6:06PM CST The Vegas Golden Knights have done the seemingly impossible as they beat the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 in Game 5 to eliminate the last remaining Canadian team and advance to their first ever Stanley Cup Finals. Winnipeg’s valiant efforts fell short as Marc-Andre Fleury stood strong in the Vegas net stopping 35 of the 37 shots he faced on the day.  Vegas proved the trend of the team to score the firstRead More


B.C. invests $6.5M to build school in Langford

B.C. invests $6.5M to build school in Langford

The school will be built on six acres of land at South Skirt Mountain, and the province says it will help relieve pressure on nearby schools Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines


Suspect flees with cash following morning bank robbery

Police are searching for a suspect in robbery

CTV London Published Friday, May 18, 2018 12:14PM EDT Last Updated Friday, May 18, 2018 12:16PM EDT London police are searching for a suspect following a bank robbery Friday morning. Police were called to a CIBC branch around 9:40 a.m. They say a man entered the bank at 228 Oxford St. E. and demanded money from the employee. He fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of currency. The employee did not have any physical injuries, police say. The suspect is described as a male with a medium complexion andRead More


May long weekend kicks off season for southern Alberta campers

May long weekend, camping, campers, hikers, outdoo

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


Tim Hortons franchisee sues parent company for $4 million over licence renewal

Tim Hortons

Aleksandra Sagan, The Canadian Press Published Tuesday, May 15, 2018 2:25PM EDT Last Updated Tuesday, May 15, 2018 8:02PM EDT A Tim Hortons franchisee filed a $4-million lawsuit against the coffee-and-doughnut chain’s parent company after he says it refused to renew a licence for one of his stores in bad faith. “The actions of the defendant were callous, wanton and in total disregard of the rights of the plaintiff,” reads a lawsuit Mark Kuziora filed in the Ontario Superior Court against TDL Group Corp., a subsidiary of parent company RestaurantRead More


Why doctors should prescribe ‘exercise medicine’ to cancer patients

Daily exercise fights holiday feasting

Cancer patients who exercise experience milder side effects from treatment, have a lower risk of cancer recurrence, and a lower risk of dying. So why don’t more doctors suggest their patients exercise? That’s what a group of cancer specialists in Australia wants to know. The Clinical Oncology Society of Australia has just released a position statement calling on all doctors to discuss exercise with their cancer patients, and to “prescribe” it. While most cancer patients are told to rest, the group says the better advice would be to urge patientsRead More


Volunteers step up to help clean-up aftermath of N.B. flood

Volunteers step up to help clean-up aftermath of N.B. flood

As flood stricken areas in New Brunswick transition into recovery phase, volunteers have stepped up in a big way. On Saturday, dozens of people came together in the Greater Saint John area to help clean-up damage done from the flooding, including Saint John Mayor Don Darling. “We saw it last weekend by the hundreds, if not thousands, and we’re seeing it again today,” said Darling. From high school students to retirees, all kinds of people chipped in to help removed thousands of sandbags off properties. “Basically I saw Don Darling’sRead More


Accused in Garden Restaurant shooting says it is not him in surveillance video

Accused in Garden Restaurant shooting says it is not him in surveillance video

A man accused in a brazen shooting at a packed downtown restaurant took the stand in his own defence Friday, saying he wasn’t the killer seen on surveillance video. “Is that you on the video? Are you Shooter Number Two?” defence lawyer Gary Grill asked Harvard McKenzie. “No, that’s not me,” McKenzie replied. Tariq Mohammed, 31, was gunned down while lying in the fetal position at the Garden Restaurant in the early morning hours of Nov. 16, 2014. Jurors watched surveillance video that showed Mohammed and his friend being robbedRead More