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‘We don’t believe we’re on a spinning ball’: Flat earthers in Edmonton

‘We don’t believe we’re on a spinning ball’: Flat earthers in Edmonton

An estimated 250 people converged on West Edmonton Mall’s Fantasyland Hotel Thursday, for the first of a two-day conference on an issue that was settled by science hundreds of years ago. The event is billed as the first Canadian Flat Earth International Conference. Organizers said within the room, there were a number of differing views about the nature of the world we call home. “You’re going to find so many various beliefs here, but the one thing that we all kind of agree on is that we don’t believe we’reRead More


Tacks found on downtown bike network

Tacks

An Edmonton man says he found 44 tacks along the downtown bike network on 102 Avenue Sunday.   Just took 44 tacks off the 102 Ave bike lane between 106 St and 107 St. Must have blown off nearby bulletin boards. #yegbike pic.twitter.com/mLO8HVAHFU — Glenn Kubish (@Kub64) August 5, 2018 Glenn Kubish told CTV News a tack punctured one of the tires of his wife’s bike. If done deliberately, Kubish said he’d like to go for a bike ride with the person that dropped the tacks to show them howRead More


Canadian tennis stars confident ahead of Rogers Cup

Canadian tennis stars confident ahead of Rogers Cup

When the Rogers Cup tennis tournament kicks off in Toronto and Montreal on Monday, there will be plenty of Canadian talent on display. Milos Raonic, Denis Shapovalov, Vasek Pospisil and Eugenie Bouchard will be among the Canadian talent aiming for the title. Shapovalov, the Richmond Hill, Ont., native whose semi-final run at last year’s tournament made him the competition’s breakout star, told CTV News Channel that some of the best experiences of his life have been at the Rogers Cup. “I always grew up watching this tournament,” Shapovalov said. “WhenRead More


13-year-old girl struck by bullet fragments during Ministry of Environment operation

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Police say that 13-year-old girl was taken to hospital after being struck by bullet fragments on Friday night near Jan Lake, during a Ministry of Environment operation to remove four problem bears from the area. At around 10 p.m. a Ministry of Environment Conservation officer fired a shotgun up at the bears in a tree. A member of the public, who was assisting the officer, shot his firearm at one of the bears after it hit the ground, according to police. The girl, who was standing away from the sceneRead More


Driver crashes into police car

police car

A police car was involved in a two-vehicle crash and had to be towed out of an intersection Wednesday morning. Police say a 50-year-old driver in an SUV struck the police vehicle in the intersection of Idylwyld Drive North and 22nd Street West. Paramedics and firefighters are on scene and traffic is restricted in the area. Injuries are unknown at this time. More to come … 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″]Read More


Man dies while trying to run across Ottawa highway

OTTAWA — Provincial police say a man is dead after he tried to dart across an Ottawa highway late Sunday night. They say the pedestrian was struck on Highway 417 near St. Laurent Boulevard. Investigators say the man has yet to be identified. They say several westbound lanes of the highway remained closed on Monday morning. 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″]


Questions linger after dog dies in hot car

Questions linger after dog dies in hot car

There’s no doubt the dog’s owner will have to live with the pain of the tragedy, but some are asking – is that enough? 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″]


Hadfield, Rogen, Virtue and Moir among Canada’s Walk of Fame inductees

Hadfield, Rogen, Virtue and Moir among Canada's Walk of Fame inductees

TORONTO — Movie star Seth Rogen, Olympic medallists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, and retired astronaut Chris Hadfield are joining Canada’s Walk of Fame. The organization said Monday its latest cohort of influential Canadians will also include a posthumous honour for Montreal singer Leonard Cohen. In total, 10 people will be recognized at a ceremony slated for December, which also marks the event’s 20th anniversary. Also joining the club is Rogen’s frequent collaborator Evan Goldberg, a writer, director and childhood friend who rose alongside Rogen to the upper echelons ofRead More


Mickelson says he will try to act better on golf course

Phil Mickelson

GULLANE, Scotland — Phil Mickelson wishes he could take back the moment when he swatted a moving golf ball at the U.S. Open. “But there’s not much I can do about it now other than just try to … act a little better,” Mickelson said on Thursday at the Scottish Open. In his most extensive comments since he purposely violated the Rules of Golf at Shinnecock Hills, Mickelson said whatever backlash he receives from players and the public was his own doing. Mickelson was sliding far out of contention inRead More


Even with the heat, many staying away from N.B. beach

Even with the heat, many staying away from N.B. beach

Monday was a perfect beach day, with a cooling breeze off the water that made low 30s temperatures bearable. With the all-clear given for swimming at Parlee Beach by the Department of Health, many ventured into the water. “We heard it’s a nice beach and we did check the conditions,” said beachgoer Andy Lacroix. “Yesterday wasn’t safe and today it is, so we thought we would check it out.” Sunday marked the ninth time this season swimming has been restricted. Eight were because of excessive rain, which can create surfaceRead More