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Alberta leaving federal climate plan over Trans Mountain decision

Alberta leaving federal climate plan over Trans Mountain decision

Premier Rachel Notley has announced that Alberta is pulling out of the national climate plan until the federal government “gets its act together” on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. In a scathing statement, Notley declared that “the time for Canadian niceties is over” and urged Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to recall Parliament for an emergency session to address what she called a crisis that threatens Canada’s sovereignty. “Albertans are angry. I am angry. Alberta has done everything right and we have been let down,” Notley said. Notley said she spokeRead More


Toronto FC turfs Inebriatti supporters group in wake of fiery display in Ottawa

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Toronto FC has turfed one of its supporters groups after an investigation into a fiery display by fans at a Canadian Championship game in Ottawa. Flares and smoke bombs led to small fires in the stands and the pitch at TD Place in the July 18 match. The so-called Inebriatti supporters’ group eventually took responsibility, saying the incidents — while not acceptable — were “unplanned and accidental.” The MLS club said an investigation by the club and Ottawa police confirmed that Inebriatti members had smuggled in “prohibited pyrotechnic devices.” AsRead More


Hamilton tenants on ‘rent strike’ bring protest to Ottawa

Stoney creek residents protest

A group of frustrated Hamilton tenants on a “rent strike” drove their demands to Ottawa today. The landlord, Ottawa based InterRent Real Estate Investment Trust and CLV Group, has proposed a 9.6% rent hike over the next two years. The more than two dozen residents who marched to the CEO’s home in Ottawa say they can’t afford the hike and feel they are being priced out of the apartment complex.  “If it goes up, we have to find another place to live in Hamilton and that’s hard because most placesRead More


New genetic tests could help pinpoint best macular degeneration treatments

New genetic tests could help pinpoint best macular degeneration treatments

By the year 2020, about 2 million Canadians will have macular degeneration — the leading cause of vision loss in people over aged 60. Although there is no cure, there are treatments that can slow the disease’s progression — but only in those with certain genes. Those with different genetic make-ups can actually see their vision worsen on the treatments. Now there is a new genetic test that could help determine who can benefit and who will not. But it’s a test not without controversy. Toronto-area senior Percy Ford-Smith discoveredRead More


Saskatchewan baseball on display in Queen City

Saskatchewan baseball on display in Queen City

The top four baseball teams from across Saskatchewan are in the Queen City for the 2018 Baseball Saskatchewan Senior AA Tier One Provincial Championships this weekend. The Regina Trappers, Moose Jaw Padres, Marysburg Royals and Saskatoon Outlaws will all be taking part in the tournament. “It gives them an opportunity to play at a really high level of ball after college, after the WMBL. It gives them an opportunity to be able to go and play in a tournament like westerns where you’re playing against the best players,” said ColinRead More


USC Annenberg suspends use of Moonves’ name on media centre

CTV National News: Investigation at CBS

LOS ANGELES — The USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism will temporarily suspend the use of the media centre’s name: The Julie Chen/Leslie Moonves and CBS Media Center. In a statement Wednesday, Dean Willow Bay says, “In recognition of the sensitivities surrounding recent allegations against Mr. Moonves, he and Ms. Chen have requested that USC Annenberg temporarily suspend use of the media centre’s name until the investigation concludes.” In an article last week in The New Yorker, six women alleged sexual harassment or misconduct by the CBS Corp. CEORead More


Griffintown florist helps Montreal refugees blossom

Griffintown florist helps Montreal refugees blossom

Adjusting to life in a new country is never easy, especially as an asylum seeker or refugee. Sometimes it takes a helping hand before a family can plant its roots. Carolyne De Bien is an expert at that — the Griffintown florist may specialize in flowers, but she also spends about 20 hours a week giving away clothes, toys and furniture to asylum seekers in need. Watch the video for the full story.   Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines [su_feedRead More


White Sox come from behind to beat Jays 9-5

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John Jackson, The Associated Press Published Saturday, July 28, 2018 10:59PM EDT Last Updated Saturday, July 28, 2018 11:00PM EDT CHICAGO — Pinch-hitter Daniel Palka gave Chicago the lead with a two-run single and Leury Garcia added a three-run triple in a six-run eighth, lifting the White Sox to a 9-5 comeback victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday night. Garcia finished 2 for 4 with a career-high four RBIs. Yolmer Sanchez and Nicky Delmonico each homered for Chicago, which snapped a three-game losing streak. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. hadRead More


Pride Parade takes over Saskatoon

The 18th annual Pride Parade took over Saskatoon on June 23, 2018.

The 18th annual Pride Parade took over the streets of Saskatoon on Saturday. Thousands of people paraded down the streets on Saturday afternoon, showing off their pride colours. Craig Watson was loud and proud during the festivities, but it was not always easy being open about who he is. “I’m Mormon, so I came out and I lost my whole family for 7 years,” said Watson. “If it takes you 23 years to come out. You have to give your family a little bit of time for them to comeRead More


Senior attacked and robbed outside northeast casino, surveillance stills released

Persons of interest - senior robbed outside casino

The Calgary Police Service is asking for help from the public as investigators attempt to identify a woman who robbed an 88-year-old man in the parking lot of a northeast casino. At approximately 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 7, an 88-year-old man left Casino Calgary, in the 1400 block of Meridian Road N.E., and entered his car. Police say a woman approached the man’s vehicle and attempted to sell him some jewelry. The senior refused the offer and the woman allegedly reached into the car and attacked the man. AnRead More