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Basic income pilot ending in March

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The Canadian Press Published Friday, August 31, 2018 5:41PM EDT Last Updated Friday, August 31, 2018 5:48PM EDT Ontario’s basic-income pilot project, which was launched by the former Liberal government and was aimed at lifting people out of poverty, will end next March. The Progressive Conservative government says the final payments to the 4,000 low-income recipients in several cities will be made on March 31, 2019. The Tories announced last month they would wind down the project, which was launched in 2017 and was set to run for three years.Read More


New Zealand allows Chelsea Manning entry after Australia bars her

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand – New Zealand authorities say Chelsea Manning can enter the country for a speaking tour, a day after organizers said she couldn’t enter Australia. Manning was convicted for leaking U.S. government secrets and would not normally qualify for entry into New Zealand under its good character provisions. But Immigration New Zealand General Manager Steve Stuart said Friday that Manning had been granted a “special direction,” allowing her to apply for a working visa for planned speaking events in Auckland and Wellington. Stuart said the agency noted thatRead More


Prince Albert bishop wants to ‘fix the road’ amidst abuse scandal

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Catholic churches around Prince Albert have hosted special services, inviting members of the Church to share in an hour of adoration for the victims of abuse in the church. “The past is gone and I cannot change it,” Bishop Albert Thevenot told CTV. “But that doesn’t mean I can’t fix the road now and make it a better place.” He says he hopes the day of focused prayers will help the congregation accept what has happened and allow them to reflect on what change can be made. Protocols have beenRead More


With kids back in school, EMSB parents still being charged hidden fees

With kids back in school, EMSB parents still being charged hidden fees

Back to school means arranging carpools and after-school activities for some parents, but for others whose children attend English Montreal School Board facilities, it also means hidden fees. Earlier this year, 16 of Quebec’s school boards were ordered to pay back $150 million to parents after a class-action lawsuit alleged that fees violated the Education Act, which states that public elementary and high school in the province must be free. The court ordered the boards to pay parents back $28 per student, per year they were enrolled. But on Tuesday,Read More


Fall on drinking glass severs spinal cord of two-year-old Calgary girl

Fall on drinking glass severs spinal cord of two-year-old Calgary girl

A preschool aged Calgarian continues to recover in hospital following a freak accident in July at the home of her grandparents. Two-year-old Jaclyn Derks was building a blanket with her five-year-old sister on July 22 when she fell onto a drinking glass that had been left on the floor.  A blanket had been draped between a bed and couch and when the young girl placed her hand on the blanket she tumbled to the ground below, shattering the glass. “I get off the bed and I fell on the glassRead More


‘We’re keeping the barn’: City reverses decision to take barn from Heritage Festival

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The Heritage Festival will be allowed to use the barn where it stores its equipment year-round after all. The City of Edmonton and Heritage Festival officials met Friday to discuss the eviction notice issued by city administration, and the decision was reversed.   We’re keeping the barn! Thanks #yeg, @Paulatics @doniveson and more, for huge support. Late Fri afternoon mtg with @CityofEdmonton officials resulted in removal of eviction notice, plus agreement to explore longer-term initiatives such as new off-site storage facility. — Heritage Festival (@EdmHeritageFest) August 13, 2018 Mayor DonRead More


Confirmed cases of West Nile found in Saskatoon mosquitoes

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Mosquitoes caught in two traps within Saskatoon city limits have confirmed cases of West Nile Virus. The Saskatchewan Health Authority and the City of Saskatoon are cautioning residents to take care to help lower their chance of coming into contact with the virus. The greatest risk of infection, according to the health authority, is during dusk and dawn when Mosquitoes are most active. Those infected with the virus experience minimal symptoms, but in rare cases it will develop into West Nile virus neuroinvasive disease, which can lead to brain inflammationRead More


Plane stolen from SeaTac Airport crashes

Plane stolen from SeaTac Airport crashes

A 29-year-old airline employee stole a Q400 airplane from SeaTac International Airport and crashed it into Ketron Island in Puget Sound. 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″]


Van Buskirk and teammates thrilled to compete at home at NACAC championships

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TORONTO — Kate Van Buskirk turned down a chance to race the 5,000 metres at the 2015 Pan American Games in her hometown. Instead, she flew to Europe to chase the Olympic standard in the 1,500 metres and came up just short. Passing up that opportunity is one of Van Buskirk’s biggest regrets, and so the 31-year-old from Toronto jumped at the chance to race in the NACAC Championships on Friday night at Varsity Stadium. “I was seeing all the tweets and the photos of the medallists and the standsRead More


Two alarm fire in northeast community of Taradale displaces 21 people and destroys three homes

Two alarm fire in northeast community of Taradale displaces 21 people and destroys three homes

Three homes were destroyed in a fire in the northeast community of Taradale.   The fire broke out along the 200 block of Tara Vista Drive around 5:15 Monday afternoon. The Calgary Fire Department responded after several calls come into 9-11. “Crews arrived to find the structure fully involved due to the wind and amount of fire started to spread to structures on either side,” says Battalion Chief Alistair Robin. “I was driving by and saw a lot of smoke coming out from these houses and they burned in threeRead More