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Calgary woman sets sights on marathon after quadruple amputation

Calgary woman sets sights on marathon after quadruple amputation

Nearly two years after undergoing a quadruple amputation, a Calgary woman has set her sights on running a marathon. In early 2017, Verna Marzo was diagnosed with endometriosis: a frequently painful disorder in which the tissue that normally lines the inside of one’s uterus grows outside the organ. Following a hysterectomy, Marzo developed complications and sepsis. With a grim prognosis, doctors put her into a coma. “The doctor said that I will be in a coma for at least a month or two but then after six days I wokeRead More


Prairie cattle producers tighten their belts as drought diminishes pastures

Pasture care

Cattle producers on the Prairies are hoping for the best but preparing for the worst as an ongoing drought continues to diminish pastures. On his property near Gull Lake, Rick Toney of the Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association said some producers are deciding whether to move cows north to the few pockets which did get rain or take the hit of bringing expensive feed into their areas. That cost is just too much for some. “What are the economics here? There’s a lot of people that are looking to sell off 40Read More


RCMP appeal for tips, dashcam footage in German tourist shooting west of Calgary

Alberta shooting

AIRDRIE, Alta. – RCMP are appealing to the public for tips and dashcam footage as they continue to investigate the shooting of a German tourist earlier this month west of Calgary. The 60-year-old man was driving in a black Dodge Durango with his family near Morley, Alta., on Aug. 2. He survived, but the German consulate says he can’t talk or move his right side as a result of the injury. Cpl. Curtis Peters says it’s believed the car was travelling eastbound from Banff when the shooting occurred — notRead More


Defibrillator stolen from Woodstock baseball diamond

Woodstock Police generic

The City of Woodstock Parks Department notified police of an incident on Aug. 13. Police said that sometime in the prior two weeks, the automated external defibrillator was stolen. It was taken from the baseball diamond at Jack Dunn Park on the Community Complex property on Finkle Street. Woodstock police have encouraged anyone with information about the theft to contact them. 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”Read More


Wild police chase involves three counties, helicopter and spike belt

Police chase

It was like a scene out of a movie, a helicopter police chase, a spike belt and a dramatic arrest. Around 11 a.m. Friday. a black 4-door sedan failed to stop for OPP in the westbound lanes of the 401. The car exited at Highway 19 and made its way through Oxford, Middlesex and Elgin Counties. At one point, a spike belt was deployed and the car’s tires deflated, but the driver kept going, driving on the rims for quite a distance. The driver finally stopped the car in TalbotvilleRead More


Navan family fundraising to cover costly cancer treatment in Germany

Hope for Sarah

Four years after receiving her first cancer diagnosis, Navan’s Sarah Haddad is getting set for a journey she hopes will end her breast cancer battle once and for all. “It was just too painful to watch and know there was another thing out there that we could try,” said Sarah’s husband Matt Haddad. Sarah was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer in 2014. She was 26. After six months of intense chemo, a lumpectomy, and 29 rounds of chemo, she was declared cancer free. Her cancer came back in 2018,Read More


Doubt about North Korean denuclearization shadow Pompeo trip

Doubt about North Korean denuclearization shadow Pompeo trip

Kim Tong-Hyung and Hyung-Jin Kim, The Associated Press Published Monday, July 2, 2018 9:57PM EDT SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — Three weeks after the U.S.-North Korea summit and ahead of an impending trip to North Korea by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, a leaked U.S. intelligence report and an analysis of satellite data suggest the North may be continuing its nuclear and missile activities despite a pledge to denuclearize. North Korea has been showering the United States and South Korea with goodwill gestures in recent months, including the shutdownRead More


Judge releases dashcam video of fatal crash after speeding driver’s acquittal

Dashcam video

A B.C. judge has released a dashcam video of a high-speed crash that killed a Vancouver doctor in 2015. The driver of the car was found to be going 119 km/h in a 50 km/h zone at the point of impact, but was acquitted in May of dangerous driving causing death. The November, 2015 video shows Ken Chung’s Audi collide with the passenger’s side of Dr. Alphonsus Hui’s small red Suzuki at an intersection. Hui, who was turning left at a green light en route to work, died at theRead More


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


Canadian rugby sevens men win twice to advance to Cup quarterfinals in London

Harry Jones Rugby

LONDON — Harry Jones scored his 100th try in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series and Canada defeated Samoa and Russia on Saturday to advance to the Cup quarter-finals at the London Sevens. It marks just the second time in nine tournaments this season that the Canadian men have reached the final eight. Jones scored his landmark try in a 17-7 loss to No. 2 South Africa that was sandwiched between the wins over No. 9 Samoa and No. 15 Russia at Twickenham. Canada, which currently stands 11th in theRead More