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Legacy of Lethbridge toddler, lost to rare disease, lives on through blood donations

Legacy of Lethbridge toddler, lost to rare disease, lives on through blood donations

The family of Finley Malmberg, the young girl with Type 1 spinal muscular atrophy who passed away in 2015, is hoping to honour her memory by arranging to have 25 people donate blood in Finley’s name ahead of August 2, 2018. The Malmberg family says Finley taught them how precious life truly is in the brief 13 months they had with her. They say arranging blood donations is one way to give back to the community that gave them so much in their time of need. The drive is alreadyRead More


UVic student reflects on Canucks draft day visit

UVic student reflects on Canucks draft day visit

Jaxson Creasey once lit up Roberto Luongo in a 2007 commercial, but the Canucks might be smart to listen to this burgeoning hockey analyst. 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″]


Canadian guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander headed to Los Angeles Clippers

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

Lori Ewing, The Canadian Press Published Thursday, June 21, 2018 9:36PM EDT Last Updated Thursday, June 21, 2018 11:49PM EDT TORONTO – Shai Gilgeous-Alexander followed a path to the NBA paved by the Canadian players that went before him. And he made a fashion statement while doing it. The 19-year-old, whose draft night attire had social media buzzing, is headed to the Los Angeles Clippers, originally selected No. 11 by Charlotte in Thursday night’s NBA draft before he was traded to the Clippers. He became the eighth Canadian lottery pickRead More


Fraud charge in ‘elaborate’ cancer scam that raised thousands

Fraud charge in 'elaborate' cancer scam that raised thousands

A Calgary woman has been charged with fraud after police say she was collecting money through various fundraising campaigns for cancer treatments she didn’t need. Police said the 30-year-old woman set up a GoFundMe page and even organized a raffle with false prizes to raise money after she claimed she was diagnosed with cancer. Investigators received a tip about the woman and searched her medical records where they discovered she had never been diagnosed with the disease. The raffle raised $10,000 and offered two WestJet gift certificates claiming to beRead More


‘Shoplifters’ wins Palme d’Or at Cannes

Hirokazu Kore-eda

Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda’s “Shoplifters” is the winner of the Palme d’Or award at the Cannes Film Festival. The film is a tender portrait of a poor, impoverished family. The director accepted the award in Japanese and dedicated it to the whole production team involved in movie. Nadine Labaki’s “Capernaum” won the festival’s Jury Prize. Spike Lee won the Grand Prize for his film “BlacKkKlansman.” “Cold War”  won the best director award at the Cannes Film Festival. The film is Polish director Pawel Pawlikowski’s follow-up to his 2013 Oscar-winner “Ida.”Read More


Repeat child porn offender Shane Pattison not eligible for treatment in prison: parole officer

Repeat child porn offender Shane Pattison not eligible for treatment in prison: parole officer

Warning: Extremely graphic content A man twice convicted of child pornography-related offences “fell through the cracks” when it came to receiving treatment while in prison after his first series of offences, according to a lawyer and parole officer. A long-term offender hearing is underway for Shane Dale Pattison at Saskatoon Court of Queen’s Bench. Pattison was deemed a low-risk to reoffend by an intake team when he first went to prison in 2012 after pleading guilty to 53 child porn-related offences. Jessica Diks, his parole officer in the facility, testifiedRead More


Victoria's Ship Point to get major facelift

Victoria's Ship Point to get major facelift

The city dropped concept designs today as it prepares to give a major makeover to Ship Point in the Inner Harbour. Scott Cunningham reports. 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″]


Woman charged with embezzlement after allegedly defrauding employers out of $1.2M

Calgary Police, police, CPS

A 50-year-old woman has been arrested and charged after allegedly writing cheques to herself from four companies, including three Calgary-based companies, where she had worked over the span of nearly six years. According to Calgary Police Service officials, Colleen Fay Dhuga cashed approximately $1.2 million in cheques between June 2008 and March 2014. The 185 cheques were allegedly made out to her, drawing from the commercial accounts and authorized with a signature stamp. In addition to the cheques, Dhuga is accused of making unauthorized purchases and cash withdrawals from corporateRead More


Police investigating weapons complain in southeast Edmonton

Weapons complaint

Police are investigating a weapons complaint in southeast Edmonton Monday afternoon. 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″]


Mueller team questions Trump friend Tom Barrack

Tom Barrack

WASHINGTON — Investigators working for special counsel Robert Mueller have interviewed one of President Donald Trump’s closest friends and confidants, California real estate investor Tom Barrack, The Associated Press has learned. Barrack was interviewed as part of the federal investigation of possible co-ordination between the Trump campaign and Russia in the 2016 election, according to three people familiar with the matter who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss private conversations. The specific topics covered in questions from Mueller’s team were not immediately clear. One of the people who spokeRead More