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Sask.’s emerging second language | CTV Regina News

Sask.’s emerging second language | CTV Regina News

Seven-year-old Quentin Silvestre belts out Ed Sheeran in perfect English. But his mother, Michelle Silvestre, hopes Quentin will learn the song in his home language too. “We still speak Tagalog at home because they should still look after their roots,” Michelle Silvestre said. Almost three years ago, Silvestre and her family left the Philippines for life in Canada. Friends already in the country suggested the Silvestre’s move to prairies. “They recommended (living) in Regina because it’s quiet and peaceful, and there’s a lot of job opportunities,” Silvestre said. Saskatchewan’s smallRead More

At-risk youth arts program looking for new space

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A program that helps at-risk youth stay off the streets through art is looking for a new place to go. Ottawa Innercity Arts is a program run by Ottawa Innercity Ministries. They operate in a space in St Paul & St Peter’s Church on Metcalfe Street. “Most of the kids are leaving home because of domestic violence. As bad as the streets are – home is much, much worst,” says Executive Director Ken MacLaren. But the church needs to close off a section of the building for required construction. ItRead More

Tailored response in Alberta, Ontario, B.C. for South Asians addicted to opioids


Camille Bains, The Canadian Press Published Wednesday, January 10, 2018 12:19PM EST VANCOUVER — A medical clinic in British Columbia and a social service agency in Alberta are set to expand their programs to meet the often-hidden and growing problem of South Asians battling addiction to opioids. The Roshni Clinic opened last spring in Surrey to provide services for South Asian clients addicted to alcohol and stimulants including amphetamine and cocaine. But more programs will be offered in the coming months to deal with the use of opioids such asRead More

Celine Dion cheered for handling of unruly fan at show

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Breakaway barge carrying millions of litres of fuel to be towed from B.C. to Alaska

BELLA BELLA, B.C. – A British Columbia First Nation is breathing a sigh of relief as a barge carrying millions of litres of fuel was removed from its harbour on the central coast. The barge broke away from a U.S.-registered tugboat, the Jake Shearer, southwest of Bella Bella last Sunday. Heiltsuk Chief Councillor Marilyn Slett says it’s “terrifying” to consider the damage that could have been caused if a spill occurred. The barge was carrying 12.5 million litres of diesel and gasoline, which Slett says is four times the volumeRead More

Shelburne man facing 24 charges after stolen SUV recovered

A Shelburne man is facing several charges after police recovered a stolen vehicle. A 2017 Ford Explorer had been reported stolen on Thursday after it was taken out of the owner’s driveway with valuables worth more than $5,000 inside. Police were able to identify the suspect within the first few hours of the investigation. Officers located the stolen SUV with the original suspect behind the wheel shortly before 1 a.m. Friday. The vehicle was recovered with no damage and a majority of the valuables were also recovered. Police say furtherRead More

Women far outnumbered in STEM fields, census data shows

Morgan Lowrie, The Canadian Press Published Wednesday, November 29, 2017 5:13PM EST In the basement of McGill University’s engineering building, Elizabeth O’Meara punches the word “engineer” into a Google Image search and watches the screen fill with pictures of men in construction helmets. “It’s kind of disgraceful,” O’Meara tells her audience, a group of Grade 11 students she’s hoping to encourage to pursue her own field of study. “Not everyone wears hard hats in engineering. “And also, they’re all dudes. They’re also all white.” O’Meara, a 19-year old first-year bioengineeringRead More

Meek Mill’s lawyers file motion to get him out on bail

The Associated Press Published Tuesday, November 28, 2017 10:52AM EST Last Updated Tuesday, November 28, 2017 11:38AM EST PHILADELPHIA — Meek Mill’s legal team has filed an emergency motion to get him out of prison on bail. The motion filed with Pennsylvania’s Superior Court contends the judge who sentenced the rapper hasn’t responded to any post-sentencing appeals. Mill was sentenced this month to two to four years in prison for violating probation on a roughly decade-old gun and drug case. The sentence has been criticized as extreme, but Common PleasRead More

Police arrest drone pilot accused of dropping political leaflets over NFL games

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — A Northern California man accused of flying a drone over two NFL games this weekend and dropping political leaflets has been arrested in a case that raised concerns about security at professional sports events, police said Monday. Federal and local laws prohibit flying drones near football games, and authorities are examining additional ways to prevent the unmanned aircraft from hovering over crowds of tens of thousands of people after the flights Sunday, Santa Clara police Lt. Dan Moreno said. He declined to discuss the security measuresRead More

Giant panda at the Toronto Zoo picks Argos to win Grey Cup on Sunday

TORONTO — If an octopus can pick the World Cup winner and groundhogs can predict the weather, then maybe a giant panda has the inside line on the Grey Cup. As fans gather for Sunday’s game in Ottawa, the Toronto Zoo let a panda make its choice for the winner of the matchup between the Toronto Argonauts and the Calgary Stampeders. Two cardboard footballs marked with the team logos and filled with “yummy treats” were placed in the panda enclosure at the zoo. Keepers said the football the panda eatsRead More