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Calgary man frustrated by delay in getting lost citizenship card replaced

Calgary man frustrated by delay in getting lost citizenship card replaced

A Calgary man who lost his Canadian citizenship card more than two years ago says he’s still waiting for a replacement and has been stuck in limbo ever since. Verol Morgan, who came to Canada with his parents when he was three years old and became a citizen in 1978, lost his wallet in 2015. His citizenship card was in the wallet, and he applied for a replacement card. In December, 2015, he got a letter from the federal government saying that his application had been delayed.  Morgan said heRead More

Canadian vacationers stranded in Cuba following plane crash

Canadian vacationers stranded in Cuba following plane crash

In the wake of a horrific plane crash in Cuba that claimed the lives of 110 people, dozens of Canadians are now stranded in the country, wondering when they will be able to fly home. On Friday, a Cubana de Aviacion flight out of Havana crashed shortly after takeoff, killing all but three of its 113 passengers and crew members. The crash is being labelled the worst Cuban aviation disaster in more than three decades. Nancy Charland of Montreal was supposed to head home Friday with Cubana from Cayo LargoRead More

Johnny Manziel has first practice with Hamilton Tiger-Cats

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The Canadian Press Published Sunday, May 20, 2018 10:50AM EDT Last Updated Sunday, May 20, 2018 11:35AM EDT HAMILTON – It hasn’t taken long to see Johnny Manziel’s impact with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Roughly 200 fans took in the opening day of the CFL team’s training camp at Ron Joyce Stadium, which also happened to be Manziel’s first practice with the Ticats after signing with the club Saturday. That’s about double the normal fan turnout. And although the Ticats sold roughly two dozen Manziel jerseys after his signing, the onlyRead More

Royal wedding live: Crowds gather to watch Prince Harry, Meghan Markle tie the knot

Royal wedding live: Crowds gather to watch Prince Harry, Meghan Markle tie the knot Staff Published Saturday, May 19, 2018 3:49AM EDT Last Updated Saturday, May 19, 2018 4:22AM EDT Adjust your fascinator and straighten your tie because the big day for royal watchers is finally here. This morning, Meghan Markle will walk down the aisle to greet her prince, Harry, for a royal wedding unlike any other.   With the morning sun shining brightly on this important day, thousands of fans of the happy couple have already gathered in the narrow streets of Windsor, some draped in Union Jacks, others waving U.S.Read More

Impaired driver crashes stolen school bus on Hwy. 26: OPP

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Police say a drunken man stole a school bus and crashed into a sign at a roundabout on Highway 26. Emergency crews were called to the Mosley Street roundabout, just west of Stayner, for a single-vehicle crash on Wednesday night. According to the OPP, the school bus crashed into a light pole and a sign. The driver of the bus was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Police say the school bus was stolen, and the driver, a 56-year-old Clearview Township man, was impaired. The accused now faces eightRead More

‘It’s a huge loss’: Beloved bakery in Churchill burns to the ground

Gypsy's Bakery burns down

A northern Manitoba community is faced with another loss following a massive blaze at a local restaurant. Gypsy’s Bakery in Churchill went up in flames early Sunday morning. Churchill Fire Chief Leroy Whitmore said crews were called just after 12:30 a.m., and upon arrival, heavy smoke and flames were shooting out of the roof. He said crews made several attempts at fighting the fire from the inside, but the fire proved to be too challenging. After three hours of actively fighting the fire, Whitmore made the decision to knock downRead More

Deadly Paris stabbings investigated as terror attack

Deadly Paris stabbings investigated as terror attack

Elaine Ganley and Angela Charlton, The Associated Press Published Saturday, May 12, 2018 4:38PM EDT Last Updated Saturday, May 12, 2018 7:26PM EDT PARIS — A knife-wielding assailant killed one person and injured four others in a lively neighbourhood near Paris’ famed Opera Garnier before he was killed by police Saturday night. The Islamic State group claimed the attacker as one of its “soldiers.” Counterterrorism authorities took charge of the investigation, and President Emmanuel Macron vowed that France would not bow to extremists despite being the target of multiple deadlyRead More

Family funds film documenting frustrating testicular cancer journey in attempt to improve health care

Family funds film documenting frustrating testicular cancer journey in attempt to improve health care

Greg Price succumbed to a blood clot six years ago at the age of 31 in the days following the removal of a cancerous testicle and his loved ones believe his death was the culmination of delays and shortcomings within Alberta’s health care system. Greg’s family hopes their experience will prompt change and they’re sharing their message through the release of the film ‘Falling through the cracks: Greg’s story’. The film outlines the issues Greg faced in securing timely testing, follow-up appointments and visits to specialists from his intiital diagnosisRead More

Humboldt Broncos team will return for 2018-19 SJHL season

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The Humboldt Broncos Junior A hockey team will return to the ice for the 2018-19 Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League season. The team says they will need to rebuild after a bus crash killed 16 people — including 10 players — and injured 13 others on April 6. The team’s head coach, Darcy Haugan, was one of the people who died in the crash. “Darcy Haugan was selfless, inspirational and motivating, building up his players to be great ambassadors and role models both on the ice and in the community.” saidRead More

Hurricanes to hire former captain Rod Brind’Amour as coach

Rod Brind'Amour

RALEIGH, N.C. — A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that former Carolina captain Rod Brind’Amour is expected to be promoted to head coach of the Hurricanes. The person said the deal was being finalized and the announcement could come later this week. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the team has not publicly discussed its coaching search. Brind’Amour captained the Hurricanes’ only Stanley Cup championship team in 2006. He replaces Bill Peters, who opted out of his contract last month following his fourthRead More