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Glenn only player to have CFL rights held by all nine teams after joining Eskimos

Kevin Glenn

EDMONTON — Kevin Glenn is now nine-for-nine over his CFL career. The veteran quarterback signed with the Edmonton Eskimos on Monday. The CFL said that makes Glenn the only player in its history to have had his rights held by all nine franchises. Glenn, a 17-year CFL veteran, was part of both the Ottawa Redblacks and Toronto Argonauts but never played a game for either franchise. Glenn played on three occasions with the Saskatchewan Roughriders (2001-03, 2015, 2017) and twice for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2004-08, 2016). The 38-year-old DetroitRead More

Trump defends his comments, says: ‘I’m not a racist’

Trump defends his comments, says: 'I'm not a racist'

Darlene Superville, The Associated Press Published Sunday, January 14, 2018 8:37PM EST Last Updated Sunday, January 14, 2018 11:27PM EST WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — U.S. President Donald Trump, on the defensive in the wake of recent disparaging comments about Haiti and African nations that have revived questions about whether the leader of the world’s melting pot is a racist, declared Sunday that he is not one. “No, No. I’m not a racist,” Trump told reporters who asked for his response to those who think he is a racist. “IRead More

World media struggle to translate Trump’s Africa insult


Warning: This story contains vulgar language NAIROBI, Kenya — U.S. President Donald Trump’s vulgar insult of Africa was a puzzle for many foreign media organizations, which didn’t have a ready translation of his epithet for their readers or listeners. Their answers ranged from “dirty” to, well, dirtier. While meeting with senators on immigration, Trump had questioned why the U.S. would accept more immigrants from Haiti and “shithole countries” in Africa, according to one participant and people briefed on the conversation. His comments Thursday revived accusations of racism, roiled immigration talks,Read More

Saturday will be the final day for Sears in Barrie

Sears Barrie

Saturday will be the final day Sears will be open in Barrie. The retailer has been in a state of liquidation since announcing the closure of its 74 department stores across the country. Sears Canada says Saturday will be the final day for the store at Georgian Mall. The company has offered discounts of up to 50 per cent since October. The final closure of the Barrie store means more than 100 people will be out of a job. The retailer has been under creditor protection since June. Source linkRead More

Free national parks program soon to end, but kids will still get in free in 2018

By Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press Published Thursday, November 30, 2017 4:32PM EST OTTAWA — The party is nearly over: the free admission to national parks and heritage sites that accompanied Canada’s 150th birthday bash will come to an end Dec. 31. Earlier this year, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna was considering whether to extend the free admission to parks and heritage sites because the program had proven so popular. But McKenna now says the admission fees will return for adults as of Jan. 1, although she is following through onRead More

Early morning fire causing traffic delays

An early morning fire on Flora Avenue is causing traffic delays. An official said a blaze in the 600 block of Flora Avenue has backed up traffic in the area, including Selkirk Avenue near McKenzie. The fire started shortly before 3 a.m. It is now under control but traffic is still congested in the area. No word yet on the cause. Crews remain on scene. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

Vigil to mark 5 years in Emma Fillipoff case

Emma Fillipoff vanished five years ago. The mystery surrounding her disappearance has spawned documentaries, blogs and now a podcast. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

Three transported to hospital following Highway 2 crash south of Calgary

A 51-year-old man from High River was airlifted to the Foothills Medical Centre and his two passengers were transported to hospital by ground ambulance following an afternoon crash on northbound Highway 2 just south of Calgary city limits. According to EMS officials, emergency crews were called to the northbound lanes of the highway, near the division of Macleod Trail and Deerfoot Trail, at approximately 4:30 p.m. following reports of a rollover. A STARS Air Ambulance crew airlifted one patient, a 51-year-old man who was the driver of the car, fromRead More

Gov’t reaches agreement in principle with LGBT group

The Canadian Press Published Saturday, November 25, 2017 11:43AM EST Last Updated Saturday, November 25, 2017 11:44AM EST OTTAWA — A lawyer says a group of people seeking to sue the government over alleged state-sanctioned persecution for their sexual orientation have reached an agreement in principle. Doug Elliott says details of the agreement will be released on Tuesday to coincide with the apology. The agreement comes ahead of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s promised apology, which will acknowledge how members of the military, RCMP and civil service were discriminated against onRead More

12 dead in hotel fire in Georgia’s Black Sea resort

The Associated Press Published Friday, November 24, 2017 9:13PM EST Last Updated Friday, November 24, 2017 9:15PM EST TBILISI, Georgia — The Georgian Interior Ministry says 12 people have died in a fire in a hotel in the Black Sea resort city of Batumi. Russia’s TASS news agency is quoting the ministry as saying the fire engulfed the Leogrand hotel late Friday evening. The ministry says more than 100 people, including guests and employees, were evacuated from the burning building. It says the victims are being identified. The cause ofRead More