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Third asylum seeker in Manitoba suffers severe frostbite

Third asylum seeker in Manitoba suffers severe frostbite

A renewed warning about frostbite and the dangerous journey some asylum seekers take to make it into Manitoba. A man from the West African country of Togo is the third asylum seeker to have suffered severe frostbite on his hands after crossing the U.S.-Canada border on foot into Manitoba. He made the crossing during the evening of Jan. 4. Temperatures dipped as low as – 28 degrees in Emerson that day. “I feel the pain,” said Kangni Fiowole-Kouevi from his temporary home in Winnipeg. I sleep with difficultly. It’s notRead More


85 years of business at Saskatoon barbershop

85 years of business at Saskatoon barbershop

Over eight decades after first opening its doors, a barbershop in downtown Saskatoon has no plans to slow down. The City Park Barbershop performed its first haircut in 1933. Other than a move from the front of the building to the side, the business has been in the same location since the beginning. Jodie Thompson took over the barbershop last year after about 27 years working in the industry. “I love the location, the atmosphere and the size,” Thompson said. “It’s very homey and everybody’s friendly.” Some clients have beenRead More


Rains drench Atlantic Canada, leading to flooding, outages and homes evacuated

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HALIFAX — Much of Atlantic Canada is being pummelled with heavy winds and a downpour on Saturday, leaving more than 20,000 Maritimers without power and leading some people in southwest New Brunswick to evacuate their homes. Environment Canada says a low-pressure system will slowly track across the East Coast today, bringing up to 50 millimetres of rainfall to parts of southwestern Nova Scotia and Newfoundland’s south coast. The weather agency says the frozen ground has a reduced ability to absorb the deluge, which, combined with unseasonably mild temperatures in partsRead More


SPCA investigate after dogs spotted loose on top of pickup truck bed

SPCA investigate after dogs spotted loose on top of pickup truck bed

The Alberta Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) is investigating whether a local dog owner should be charged for leaving his two dogs loose on top of the bed of a pickup truck. Joseph Dunbar and his fiancée took photos of the dogs in the back of the truck, who they said was travelling at speeds in excess of 110 km/h, on a highway near Spruce Grove. The couple uploaded the photos to Facebook, where the post received over 50,000 shares before it was taken down. DunbarRead More


Quebec City woman arrested on animal cruelty, bestiality charges

La Presse Canadienne Published Friday, December 1, 2017 7:47AM EST Last Updated Friday, December 1, 2017 7:48AM EST A Quebec City woman in her 20s is facing animal cruelty and bestiality charges. She was arrested on Thursday night in a Quebec City housing unit after people called police to the attention of images posted to social media that allegedly appeared to show animal cruelty. Police believe there was a sexual act involving a human and an animal. The woman was released on a promise to appear in court at aRead More


Kyle Lowry has season-high 36 points as Raptors top Hornets 126-113

Dhiren Mahiban, The Canadian Press Published Wednesday, November 29, 2017 10:18PM EST TORONTO — Kyle Lowry’s season-high 36 points led the Toronto Raptors to a 126-113 win over the Charlotte Hornets at Air Canada Centre on Wednesday night. The Raptors (13-7) have won eight of their past nine meetings with the Hornets (8-12) and improve to 7-1 on home court this season. Charlotte has dropped three straight. Lowry finished with a career-high eight three-pointers made while shooting 12 for 18 from the field. DeMar DeRozan rebounded nicely after injuring hisRead More


Concern and optimism as single provincial health authority set to launch

The Saskatoon Regional Health Authority held its final public meeting Wednesday as the province moves to a single health authority. The SRHA won’t exist come Monday when the government launches the Saskatchewan Health Authority — an amalgamation of 12 of the province’s health regions. President and CEO of the Saskatoon Health Region Dan Florizone won’t be a part of the SHA, citing his passion and skills are not what the new authority needs. He told reporters after the meeting Wednesday the biggest impact will be on senior leadership. Florizone saidRead More


NBA scores: Love leads Cavs over Heat after LeBron ejection

CLEVELAND — Kevin Love scored 32 of his 38 points in the first half, LeBron James was ejected for the first time in his career and the Cleveland Cavaliers extended their longest winning streak since 2015 to nine games by downing the Miami Heat 108-97 on Tuesday night. Love had his way with every defender Miami put on him, finishing 10 of 16 from the field and 14 of 17 on free throws. He scored 22 in the first quarter and the Cavs opened a 27-point lead before halftime. JamesRead More


Spike in cases of disease that’s potentially deadly to dogs

A Barrie veterinarian is sounding the alarm after a spike in confirmed cases of a potentially deadly bacterial disease that attacks dogs. Allandale Veterinary Hospital has had upwards of five cases of leptospirosis in the last couple of weeks. The disease, commonly found in dogs, has several symptoms including vomiting, diarrhea, and lethargy. Dr. Elaine Murphy says dogs get infected when they’re exposed to water sources or grass that’s contaminated with urine from wildlife animals. “It is uncommon that we are seeing so many cases of it considering we haveRead More


Toronto cops recorded mocking woman with Down syndrome expected to plead guilty

TORONTO – Two Toronto police officers who were recorded mocking a 29-year-old woman with Down syndrome are expected to plead guilty to misconduct before a disciplinary committee today. Const. Sasa Sljivo and Const. Matthew Saris are set to appear before a police tribunal for the plea and submissions. Sljivo is charged with misconduct related to the use of profane, abusive or insulting language, while Saris is charged with misconduct related to the failure to report Sljivo’s comments, which contravened the Ontario Human Rights Code. The charges under the Police ServicesRead More