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‘We’re keeping the barn’: City reverses decision to take barn from Heritage Festival

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The Heritage Festival will be allowed to use the barn where it stores its equipment year-round after all. The City of Edmonton and Heritage Festival officials met Friday to discuss the eviction notice issued by city administration, and the decision was reversed.   We’re keeping the barn! Thanks #yeg, @Paulatics @doniveson and more, for huge support. Late Fri afternoon mtg with @CityofEdmonton officials resulted in removal of eviction notice, plus agreement to explore longer-term initiatives such as new off-site storage facility. — Heritage Festival (@EdmHeritageFest) August 13, 2018 Mayor DonRead More


Iran’s currency hits record low as U.S. sanctions loom

People cross Jomhouri-e-Eslami

Amir Vahdat And David Rising, The Associated Press Published Monday, July 30, 2018 2:29PM EDT TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s currency plummeted to a record low Monday, a week before the United States restores sanctions lifted under the unraveling nuclear deal, giving rise to fears of prolonged economic suffering and further civil unrest. Already last month, protesters clashed with police outside parliament in Tehran in three days of demonstrations sparked by the Iranian rial plunging to nearly 90,000 to the dollar. That followed country-wide economic protests in December and January, inRead More


Attracting tourists to Mattagami First Nation

Attracting tourists to Mattagami First Nation

FedNor announces investment in developing a waterfront marina on the shores of Minisinakwa Lake with Mattagami First Nation. Kyle Gennings reports. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rssfeeds.usatoday.com/usatoday-NewsTopStories” limit=”20″] USA News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rss.cnn.com/rss/cnn_us.rss” limit=”20″] ABC NEWS Headlines [su_feed url=”http://feeds.abcnews.com/abcnews/usheadlines” limit=”20″]


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


Searchers find missing plane, two dead

Searchers find missing plane, two dead

A two-day search for a Nanaimo-bound plane and the two Calgary men aboard it has ended in heartbreak. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rssfeeds.usatoday.com/usatoday-NewsTopStories” limit=”20″] USA News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rss.cnn.com/rss/cnn_us.rss” limit=”20″] ABC NEWS Headlines [su_feed url=”http://feeds.abcnews.com/abcnews/usheadlines” limit=”20″]


Parts of Windsor-Essex deemed ‘child care desert’ in study

Child care map

Parts of Windsor-Essex are a “child care desert” according to a new study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. The report says Windsor has the seventh lowest coverage out of 28, with 67 per cent of children living in an area parched for available child care. Across the country, the study suggests 776,000 Canadian children live in areas devoid of available daycare spaces.  Forty four per cent of all school-aged children are living in “child care deserts.” The authors say the report attempts to map, for the first timeRead More


Orillia council adopts a new city logo

Orillia

The City of Orillia has a new look.  City council unanimously voted in favour of a new logo to identify the sunshine city.  Councillors say the logo is more modern.  It features the sun and water to represent Orillia’s two lakes. The city’s mayor says Orillia is in the midst of some significant transformations “while still being committed to preserving the heritage and character that makes us unique.  This new logo marries the two perfectly.”  Steve Clarke went on to say he is excited for everyone to see it inRead More


Businessman cycles 1,500km in three days

Businessman cycles 1,500km in three days

Dany Bonneville raised $50,000 on his excursion to help support young Quebec athletes. Cindy Sherwin has the story. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rssfeeds.usatoday.com/usatoday-NewsTopStories” limit=”20″] USA News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rss.cnn.com/rss/cnn_us.rss” limit=”20″] ABC NEWS Headlines [su_feed url=”http://feeds.abcnews.com/abcnews/usheadlines” limit=”20″]


Thieves break into Edmonton antiques shop with battering ram

Thieves break into Edmonton antiques shop with battering ram

Three thieves used a battering ram to break into a central Edmonton antiques shop before they were disturbed by a unique anti-theft device. A minivan with metal mounted on the back smashed into the front door of Beck Antiques & Jewelry early Saturday morning. Once they entered the store, the thieves began to shatter showcases, and then smoke started to fill the store. “They can’t see anything,” owner Clinton Beck proudly told CTV News while watching surveillance video of the robbery. “They’re kinda clumsy and running into each other.” BeckRead More


Ottawa Liberal candidates dealing with Wynne’s concession

Candidates in Ottawa South

Kathleen Wynne’s decision to concede defeat before the vote has thrown a wrench into the spokes of local campaigns. Ottawa ridings known for strong Liberal support could go in any direction with a few short days before the election.  So where else to find the pulse of the electorate than at a bakery, where it’s all about choice and decisions, and finding out whether what you get is really what you wanted. The Rideau Bakery has been in this little spot along Bank Street in Ottawa south for half aRead More