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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


B.C. baseball team offers funeral giveaway

B.C. baseball team offers funeral giveaway

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City faces $425K in external fees for lawsuit over Downtown police HQ project

Winnipeg police headquarters

The city is facing another cost overrun related to the Downtown Police Headquarters project. A new report says in order to sue over deficiencies with the building, the city’s legal department needs an over expenditure of $270,000. If approved the city wants to hire law firm Marr Finlayson Pollock. The report estimates all external legal fees could total up to $425,000. Mayor Brian Bowman says he supports the move, saying this term of council has had to clean up the mess from the scandal-plagued project. The city filed a statementRead More


Jogger who crossed U.S. border accidentally a warning to Canadians: expert

Blaine, Washington

VANCOUVER – A Washington state immigration lawyer says a case of a French teenager who reportedly crossed from Canada into the United States by accident and was detained for two weeks should serve as a warning to Canadians. Len Saunders says while there are aspects of her case that are unique, it should still serve as a reminder for Canadians to be careful along border crossings. Cedella Roman, a 19-year-old French citizen, could not be reached for comment but she told CBC she was visiting her mother in B.C. andRead More


Convictions for cannabis possession could carry consequences after legalization

Convictions for cannabis possession could carry consequences after legalization

Possessing marijuana is still a crime. That’s the message the Trudeau government is sending to Canadians four months ahead of the legalization of recreational cannabis. Critics say that could have extreme consequences for people carrying a conviction even after pot laws change. Come October 17th adults will be allowed to legally possess up to 30 grams of legal cannabis. The law will create a new offence for possessing more than that amount. The uncertainty over what will happen with previous convictions under the existing law has left a cloud hangingRead More


Raptors Uprising gamers show off their well-appointed high-tech home in Toronto

Raptors Uprising GC

TORONTO — It comes with 10 gaming stations, six bedrooms, ping-pong and a pool table, not to mention big-screen TVs galore and a spacious deck complete with a barbecue and hot tub. But depending on your definition, there is more work than play in the well-appointed house that serves as home to the six members of the Raptors Uprising GC (Gaming Club), who carry the gaming colours of the Raptors in the NBA 2K League. Toronto’s Yusuf (Yusuf–Scarbz) Abdulla and American teammates Christopher (Detoxys) Doyle, Kenneth (Kenny) Hailey, Seanquai (KingQuai614)Read More


Rancher rescues baby bison stuck in badger hole

bison

A baby bison was in a hole lot of trouble last month. The calf got stuck in a badger hole on a farm near Meota, Sask., about 40 kilometers north of Battleford. Rancher Derrick Schaefer said he found the baby bison after noticing the calf’s mom away from the heard. “Its calf was really wedged in a badger hole and I almost had to grab a shovel to get it out,” Shaefer wrote on twitter. Since posting the photos on Twitter, farmers in Western Canada have shared similar photos andRead More


Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum relaunches in Hamilton

CFL Hall of Fame

HAMILTON — Mark DeNobile’s 10-year odyssey has come to a gratifying conclusion. The Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum relaunched at Tim Hortons Field on Friday. DeNobile, the Hall of Fame’s executive director, proudly showed off the re-designed and refurbished 10,000 square foot venue prior to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats-Toronto Argonauts exhibition game. “The last 10 years have been up and down, up and down . . . but it’s all worth it,” DeNobile said. “I’m very happy, ecstatic. “We finally have a home for everybody, all the Hall ofRead More


David Copperfield not liable for tourist’s injuries, jury decides

David Copperfield

LAS VEGAS – Illusionist David Copperfield was found negligent but not financially responsible for a British tourist’s injuries during a signature vanishing act that used participants from the audience of a Las Vegas Strip show in 2013, a jury said Tuesday. Gavin Cox and his wife, Minh-Hahn Cox, alleged negligence by the multimillionaire magician, the MGM Grand hotel, two Copperfield business entities and a construction firm that was renovating the hotel. In a complex verdict reached after several weeks of testimony but only about two hours of deliberation, the stateRead More


Appeal board denies Capital Pointe’s request for stay on filling hole

Capital Pointe

The Saskatchewan Building and Accessibility Standards Appeal Board has denied the Capital Pointe developer’s application to stay the City’s order to fill in the hole. The board heard arguments for a stay on the order on May 16. Westgate Properties Ltd. Obtained for the building permits for the Capital Pointe project in 2015. The permit expired in September 2017. In a written decision, the board said the developer had excavated the building site and there is now a 17 metre excavation hole at the project. Westgate was given a deadlineRead More