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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


Fall on drinking glass severs spinal cord of two-year-old Calgary girl

Fall on drinking glass severs spinal cord of two-year-old Calgary girl

A preschool aged Calgarian continues to recover in hospital following a freak accident in July at the home of her grandparents. Two-year-old Jaclyn Derks was building a blanket with her five-year-old sister on July 22 when she fell onto a drinking glass that had been left on the floor.  A blanket had been draped between a bed and couch and when the young girl placed her hand on the blanket she tumbled to the ground below, shattering the glass. “I get off the bed and I fell on the glassRead More


With minuscule drop, ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ is No. 1 again

'Crazy Rich Asians' shines bright at the box office

NEW YORK — The opening weekend for “Crazy Rich Asians” was historic. Its second weekend was even more impressive. The romantic comedy sensation slid just 6 per cent from its chart-topping debut to again lead the box office with US$25 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. Almost as many people turned out over the weekend for “Crazy Rich Asians” as they did for its opening Friday-to-Sunday bow — an unheard of hold for a non-holiday release. Drops of close to 50 per cent are common for wideRead More


Scientists use whale calls to coax lone orca from B.C. harbour

Scientists use whale calls to coax lone orca from B.C. harbour

The Canadian Press Published Thursday, August 2, 2018 8:00PM EDT Last Updated Thursday, August 2, 2018 9:30PM EDT COMOX, B.C. — Scientists have coaxed a large male killer whale out of a British Columbia harbour by playing recorded sounds of other orcas to the animal. Department of Fisheries and Oceans officials say the transient killer whale known as T73B immediately responded to the recorded sounds of whales likely familiar to him and left the harbour and was last seen heading for open ocean. DFO spokesman Paul Cottrell says the loneRead More


White Sox come from behind to beat Jays 9-5

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John Jackson, The Associated Press Published Saturday, July 28, 2018 10:59PM EDT Last Updated Saturday, July 28, 2018 11:00PM EDT CHICAGO — Pinch-hitter Daniel Palka gave Chicago the lead with a two-run single and Leury Garcia added a three-run triple in a six-run eighth, lifting the White Sox to a 9-5 comeback victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday night. Garcia finished 2 for 4 with a career-high four RBIs. Yolmer Sanchez and Nicky Delmonico each homered for Chicago, which snapped a three-game losing streak. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. hadRead More


Part of Magee House in Hintonburg to be demolished

Hintonburg Magee House to be partially demolished

A crane is now parked beside the Magee House in Hintonburg as the city moves to demolish part of the 144 -year old building. After two days of consultations, engineers have decided to demolish the southwest corner of the building and part of the roof. A decision on the rest of Magee House will come later. The building partially collapsed on Tuesday night  forcing the closure of a portion of Wellington Street . There were no injuries. Businesses in the area remain open. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and storiesRead More


N.S. government adds HIV prevention drug to pharmacare program

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THE CANADIAN PRESS Published Friday, July 20, 2018 1:31PM ADT Last Updated Friday, July 20, 2018 1:39PM ADT HALIFAX — The Nova Scotia government says it will add a drug that helps prevent the HIV virus to the provincial pharmacare program. Pre-exposure prophylaxis — often referred to as PrEP — can be taken daily by people who are at a high-risk for HIV infection. The Department of Health and Wellness says eligibility criteria will be based on national guidelines and recommendations from the Canadian Drug Expert Committee. This announcement comesRead 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


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

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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