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First-ever greater rhea chick hatchlings make history at Calgary Zoo

Greater rhea chick

The Calgary Zoo made history earlier this month when it welcomed its first-ever greater rhea chicks. The pair – now three weeks old – hatched at the zoo on Aug. 3 and 5. The flightless greater rhea is the largest bird in South America and is found mostly in Argentina and Brazil. Related to the ostrich and the emu, the bird uses its wings not for flight, but for balance and changing direction while running. Male rheas incubate the eggs and care for the new hatchlings, guarding them aggressively forRead More


Eid Al-Adha celebrated at Conestoga College

Students preparing for a Hajj workshop

The Muslim Student Association at Conestoga College hosted an event celebrating Eid Al-Adha Friday. Eid Al-Adha, also known as the festival of the sacrifice, is the second of two Islamic holidays celebrated worldwide each year. It was hosted at the Doon campus in Kitchener as an opportunity to bring people together. “A lot of converts don’t actually have Muslim families because they are converts, and it’s just an opportunity to let people outside the Muslim community what Eid is about,” said event organizer Nur Hidayah. Available for attendees were pizza,Read More


Study suggests aspirin reduces HIV target cells in women

Study suggests aspirin reduces HIV target cells in women

Women who regularly take aspirin could significantly reduce inflammation associated with contracting HIV, new research finds. The pilot study, released Thursday, does not suggest that taking aspirin will prevent transmission of the disease. The research also did not factor in men. However, researchers at the University of Manitoba say further research could build on the pilot study and one day prove that aspirin — a cheap, widely accessible drug — is another effective tool for HIV prevention. The report included researchers from the universities of Manitoba, Waterloo and Nairobi andRead More


Man with service dog turned away from Montreal Tim Hortons

Man with service dog turned away from Montreal Tim Hortons

A Tim Hortons employee has been fired after a customer with a service dog was refused service at one of the chain’s locations in Montreal. Craig Read, who says he was refused service at a Tim Hortons near his homeabout a month ago, recorded video of an argument between himself and one of the restaurant’s employees. “I’m not allowed in? Says who?” he asked in the video. “My owner,” the employee replied. Another video shows Read and the employee arguing again outside the restaurant. Read says the argument was overRead More


Flood watch issued for parts of Windsor-Essex

Lake Erie shoreline

The Essex Region Conservation Authority is warning that the soggy weather system and winds affecting the region Sunday mean there could be wave damage and erosion in some areas. 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″]


Quebec man, 63, dies after police chase ends in multi-vehicle crash

police chase in Trois-Rivieres

TROIS-RIVIERES, Que. – Quebec’s police watchdog is investigating after a 63-year-old man died following a police chase that ended in a multi-vehicle crash. The investigations unit says its information suggests the victim was in a vehicle that was hit by a fleeing driver who was being pursued by a Trois-Rivieres police officer. A police news release says the incident began when the officer approached a car on foot after a scan revealed an expired licence plate. The unit says the male driver sped away when the officer tapped on theRead More


Throne speech to detail Ford government’s plans for Ontario

Queen's Park

TORONTO — Ontario’s new government will lay out its plan for the province today in a throne speech expected to highlight several of Premier Doug Ford’s campaign promises. The speech, which opens every new legislative session, is written by the premier’s office but read out by Lt.-Gov. Elizabeth Dowdeswell in a formal ceremony. While the new government has been quiet about the specifics of the speech, it said earlier this week that the rare summer sitting was meant to address three priorities. Those priorities are scrapping the cap-and-trade system, endingRead More


5 things to know on Wednesday, July 11 on CTVNews.ca: NATO, subway, interest rates

Authorities say the 12 boys rescued from a Thai cave are recovering and in good health. In other news, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada will take command of a new NATO training mission. 1. Troop commitment: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that Canada will assume command of a new NATO training mission in Iraq. 2. Subway save: Three men have been honoured by the City of Toronto and given free public transit for a year as a reward for helping a visually impaired man who fell onto theRead More


Even with the heat, many staying away from N.B. beach

Even with the heat, many staying away from N.B. beach

Monday was a perfect beach day, with a cooling breeze off the water that made low 30s temperatures bearable. With the all-clear given for swimming at Parlee Beach by the Department of Health, many ventured into the water. “We heard it’s a nice beach and we did check the conditions,” said beachgoer Andy Lacroix. “Yesterday wasn’t safe and today it is, so we thought we would check it out.” Sunday marked the ninth time this season swimming has been restricted. Eight were because of excessive rain, which can create surfaceRead More


EPS ask for assistance to locate teenage boy with autism

Brgan

Edmonton police are asking the public to help them find a 14-year-old with autism. Cory Brgan was last seen in the Bonnie Doon area on Sunday at around 1 p.m. Brgan has autism and other diagnoses that require medication, and he functions at the level of a seven-year-old, EPS said. He is fascinated by airplanes, trains and buses, likes to travel by transit, and has been found at the airport, Greyhound station and ETS Westwood Garage in the past, according to police. Brgan is described as 168 centimetres (5’6”) tall,Read More