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Meghan McCain’s eulogy: ‘America was always great’

Meghan McCain's eulogy: 'America was always great'

Laurie Kellman, The Associated Press Published Saturday, September 1, 2018 7:49AM EDT Last Updated Saturday, September 1, 2018 12:13PM EDT WASHINGTON — John McCain’s daughter opened his memorial service, her voice rising from tearful to impassioned tribute, by posing her father’s legacy as a direct challenge to U.S. President Donald Trump. Meghan McCain said her father was a “great man” and she encouraged others to live up to his example, setting a tone that echoed the senator’s own fighting spirit as services began Saturday at the Washington National Cathedral. “WeRead More


Boy, 17, charged with first-degree murder in Weston stabbing

Kafi Abshir

Katherine DeClerq, CTV News Toronto Published Wednesday, August 29, 2018 12:14PM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, August 29, 2018 12:23PM EDT A 17-year-old boy has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with a fatal stabbing in Weston last Friday. Officers were called to a Toronto Community Housing building at 5 Bellevue Crescent, near Weston Road and Lawrence Avenue, at about 5 a.m. on Aug. 24. When officers arrived on scene, they found a man suffering from obvious signs of trauma. A male was seen fleeing the scene. Police said thatRead More


RCMP arrest man in North Battleford wanted on Canada Wide warrant

The RCMP Emergency Response Team (ERT) have arrested a high risk offender on a Canada Wide warrant, in North Battleford on Saturday. For several weeks an investigation was underway by the Battlefords Municipal GIS Unit and the Provincial Crime Reduction Team, to locate a high risk offender. The investigation found that the man was wanted on a Canada Wide warrant for a parole violation, and residing in the Battleford area. On Saturday the offender was found in a residence in the 500 block of 103 St. in North Battleford, byRead More


Two alarm fire in northeast community of Taradale displaces 21 people and destroys three homes

Two alarm fire in northeast community of Taradale displaces 21 people and destroys three homes

Three homes were destroyed in a fire in the northeast community of Taradale.   The fire broke out along the 200 block of Tara Vista Drive around 5:15 Monday afternoon. The Calgary Fire Department responded after several calls come into 9-11. “Crews arrived to find the structure fully involved due to the wind and amount of fire started to spread to structures on either side,” says Battalion Chief Alistair Robin. “I was driving by and saw a lot of smoke coming out from these houses and they burned in threeRead More


Historic lighthouse destroyed by lightning fire

Historic lighthouse destroyed by lightning fire

Onlookers looked in horror as a beloved lighthouse nestled in the St. Lawrence River, just west of Brockville was destroyed by a lightning fire on Monday, July 23. Many felt utterly helpless as they watched from the shoreline as flames brought down the aged structure after a single flash of lightning in stormy weather brought down the 162-year-old landmark. “A few people shed some tears. It was just kind of like a death in the family.” says Mike Milne, an area cottager in the Thousand Islands. The Cole Shoal LighthouseRead More


‘Hamilton’ creator announces arts fund for Puerto Rico

Lin-Manuel Miranda

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Lin-Manuel Miranda jumped up to a podium shortly after landing in Puerto Rico on Sunday to announce he has helped create a multimillion-dollar fund to boost the arts in the U.S. territory as it struggles to recover from Hurricane Maria. The “Hamilton” playwright said he hopes the fund will grow to $15 million in upcoming years. He added that he will donate all funds from the Broadway hit when it is performed January in Puerto Rico. “The goal wasn’t just artistic satisfaction, but how canRead 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


Moscow open to Putin visiting Washington, envoy says

Trump & Putin

MOSCOW – Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. says Moscow is ready to discuss a possible visit by President Vladimir Putin to Washington after an invitation from U.S. President Donald Trump. Ambassador Anatoly Antonov said Friday that Russia “was always open to such proposals. We are ready for discussions on this subject.” However he noted that it is up to the Kremlin to formally respond. The Kremlin has not commented on Trump’s proposal Thursday. And Antonov also said that it’s important to “deal with the results” of the two men’s summitRead More


ByWard Market Businesses say rent increase and added costs forcing them to leave

wedel store

 Businesses in the ByWard Market say a new hike in rent and operating costs will force them to leave. Edward Olszowka has owned and operated Wadel Touch of Europe for over 20 years. He moved the store to the market two years ago to better service tourists and customers looking for European specialty foods. Last month he says he got notice that his rent was increasing and there would be more operational costs. He can’t afford them. Olszowka says he is “Very sad… you build something, I put all myRead More


Trump revisits old battles as he campaigns for South Carolina governor

Trump SC rally

Ken Thomas and Darlene Superville, The Associated Press Published Monday, June 25, 2018 10:39PM EDT WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. — Revisiting past battles, President Donald Trump on Monday dug into his tough trade negotiations with U.S. allies, his ongoing fight with Democrats over immigration and his 2016 election as he rallied supporters behind South Carolina’s Republican governor ahead of a tense runoff election. Trump arrived an hour late after storms forced Air Force One to circle South Carolina’s capital city, but he quickly implored Republicans to back Gov. Henry McMaster inRead More