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Rally and information picket planned for Tehumseh post office

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Postal workers at one Windsor-area location are prepared to take their concerns to the streets. Members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers Local 630 will be holding a community rally and information picket Monday morning at the Tecumseh Post Office from 8am to 11am. Organizers say the goal is to draw public awareness to what has been happening to their service over the last decade. The union says workers have been forced to work overtime to make up for the new business models Canada Post has been putting forwardRead More


Hamilton police investigate ‘sudden death’ of young child

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CTV News Toronto Published Wednesday, July 11, 2018 9:38PM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, July 11, 2018 10:43PM EDT An investigation is underway into the “sudden death” of a young child in Hamilton on Wednesday evening, police said. Emergency crews were called to an apartment building in the area of Young and John streets at around 5 p.m. At the time, Hamilton paramedics said they were responding to a “child in distress.” No further details have been provided. Anyone with further information is asked to contact investigators at 905-564-4861. Source linkRead More


‘Living Flag’ retired for Canada Day festivities

‘Living Flag’ retired for Canada Day festivities

The tradition that Winnipeggers came to know as the ‘Canada Day Living Flag’ has officially come to an end for the time being.  Downtown Winnipeg Biz said now was the right time to move on from the tradition and has decided to put the idea on ice.  Last year’s big Canada 150 celebration saw nearly 3.600 Winnipeggers flock to Portage and Main to be a part of the human maple leaf. The organization said it was fitting to go out on top with last year’s celebration being the grandest sinceRead More


Tom Thomson sketch discovered in Edmonton basement sells for $481K at auction

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TORONTO — A Tom Thomson painting that was given away as a gag gift just months ago fetched $481,250 on Wednesday night at the Heffel Fine Art Auction House semi-annual auction in Toronto. Until recently, “Sketch for Lake in Algonquin Park” was collecting dust among a pile of artworks in Glenna Gardiner’s Edmonton basement. The 71-year-old retired nurse said she used to laugh off her late father’s claims that the painting was created by Thomson, often considered the forefather to the Group of Seven. The work’s origins became a runningRead More


Board approves new $73M Lancer Sports and Rec Centre

Board approves new $73M Lancer Sports and Rec Centre

The University of Windsor Board of Governors has approved the construction of a $73-million Lancer Sport and Recreation Centre. The plans include a triple gymnasium with seating for 2,500 spectators, a new eight-lane pool and a fitness area that is triple the size of the current facility. Craig Goodman of CS&P Architects has said the design is a “big step forward” for the school, and it will put Windsor on an equal footing with some of the major Ontario universities for both competition and recreational facilities. Volleyball player Jade ZiebarthRead More


Montreal specialist dispenses advice for preventing Lyme disease

Montreal specialist dispenses advice for preventing Lyme disease

CTV Montreal Published Wednesday, May 23, 2018 4:49PM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, May 23, 2018 6:44PM EDT The warmer weather entices many of us outside, and also brings with it some risks – like Lyme disease, which is on the rise in Quebec. The bite of an infected tick requires your full attention: right now, the Monteregie area is the main source of infected ticks in our general region. The problem will only intensify over the coming years, so the director of McGill’s Center for Tropical Diseases says we bestRead More


Abortion pill to become more widely available in N.S. after new billing code adopted

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THE CANADIAN PRESS Published Wednesday, May 23, 2018 3:23PM ADT Last Updated Wednesday, May 23, 2018 3:26PM ADT HALIFAX — The abortion pill is expected to become more widely available to women in Nova Scotia starting next month, as part of a series of measures adopted by the province aimed at improving abortion access. A physician’s bulletin issued by Nova Scotia Medical Services Insurance last week announced a new billing code that will pay doctors for overseeing the termination of a pregnancy using the abortion pill. The fee covers theRead More


Couple finds therapy in art

Couple finds therapy in art

Published Monday, May 21, 2018 6:15PM CST Last Updated Monday, May 21, 2018 6:30PM CST A couple in Regina says the process of creating unique art by carving animal skulls is very therapeutic. Chad Mcindoe has been carving skulls for about three years. “For fifteen years of my life I worked a lot and liked to party and when I found art it was my total therapy, this is what I do on weekends now you know. It’s helped get my life together. Definitely,” Mcindoe said. Mcindoe says he getsRead 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

Amid perfectly blue skies and warm sunshine, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have arrived at St. George’s Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle, ready to exchange their wedding vows. Harry arrived accompanied by his brother Prince William, both dressed in the uniform of the Blues and Royals as they made their way by foot up to the doors of St. George’s Chapel. Highlights so far: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will receive new titles: Duke and Duchess of Sussex Wedding guests include Oprah, George and Amal Clooney, David andRead More


Turcot, Lafontaine Tunnel closures ensure traffic headaches over Victoria Day weekend

Turcot, Lafontaine Tunnel closures ensure traffic headaches over Victoria Day weekend

Montrealers will get no holiday from road closures over the Victoria Day long weekend, with major road closures coming due to work on the Turcot Interchange and Lafontaine Tunnel. Among the closures announced by Transport Quebec are: Highway 15 North between the 20 West and the Sherbrooke entrance, as well as from Blvd. de la Verendrye. The ramp from Highway 136 West to Highway 15 North. The ramp from Highway 20 East to Highway 15. The ramp from Highway 15 South to Highway 136 East. The ramp from Highway 15Read More