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‘Hot Dog Water’ seller in Vancouver gets laughs to prove point

Hot dog water

VANCOUVER – A Vancouver man who sold bottles of “Hot Dog Water” for nearly $40 each says he was trying to see how marketing of health claims backed by supposed science amounts to quick sales. Douglas Bevans said he boiled about 100 organic beef hot dogs and put each one in a bottle of the water he sold at an annual car-free event. Each bottle of the “keto-compatible,” unfiltered water sold for $37.99, but two bottles cost only $75 because of a special deal last Sunday at his booth, whereRead More


Midtown Plaza plans $80M renovation for Sears space, requests tax abatement

A rendering from the City of Saskatoon website shows proposed plans for the former Sears space at Midtown Plaza. (supplied)

CTV Saskatoon Published Wednesday, June 13, 2018 7:40PM CST Last Updated Wednesday, June 13, 2018 7:45PM CST Managers at Midtown Plaza in Saskatoon’s downtown are hoping a tax abatement will help the mall cover the costs of a more than $80-million renovation plan for the former Sears space. The mall’s request for the tax abatement passed through a city committee Wednesday and now only needs to be approved by city council. “This isn’t about, you know, an ask to have taxes reduced. The plaza will still be paying millions ofRead More


Walkers, exercisers raise over $1M for cancer support and treatment

CancerCare Foundation Walk

Hundreds of Winnipeggers took to the streets Saturday for the 11th annual Challenge for Life held by the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation. The 820 participants raised $1,082,512 while either walking 20 kilomteres or working out for 200 minutes.  To date, the event has raised more than $11-million with the funds staying in Manitoba to support prevention, early detection, treatment, research and patient support at CancerCare Manitoba.  “The funds raised at today’s Challenge for Life are critical to improving outcomes for the people we all know and love who are living withRead More


Quebec City streets peaceful so far, but bracing for G7 protesters

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Morgan Lowrie and Giuseppe Valiante, The Canadian Press Published Thursday, June 7, 2018 8:10PM EDT Quebec City’s historic district looked as though business owners were preparing for a mini hurricane to blow through the cobblestone streets on Thursday, as several storefronts were barricaded with plywood in anticipation of anti-G7 protests. So far, demonstrations were tense but calm, as protesters congregated in growing numbers in a city park. Stores that were open for business vastly outnumbered the shuttered facades. But the police presence in the old city was noticeable — squadRead More


Police investigation underway in Brant County

OPP

Ontario Provincial Police say they executed a search warrant at a home in Brant County. According to police, it was carried out at a residence on Jerseyville Road early Thursday morning. Police say the organized crime enforcement bureau, the west region community street crime unit, tactics rescue unit, emergency response team, urban search and rescue response team, aviation search, west region support and forensic identification unit all descended on the property. Police say their investigation is continuing and in the meantime officers will remain at the scene. Source link #canadiannewsRead More


Female-dominated cabinet in charge of new Spanish government

Spain politics

MADRID — Spain’s new Socialist government announced Wednesday a female-dominated cabinet, including women appointed to key positions overseeing the national economy, finance and defence. The new government includes 11 female ministers and five men, as well as Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez who said it is the first time since Spain returned to a democratic system in the late 1970s that there are more women than men in the Cabinet. Nadia Calvino, who has been director general for the budget at the European Union’s Commission since 2014, was appointed as theRead More


Ottawa Liberal candidates dealing with Wynne’s concession

Candidates in Ottawa South

Kathleen Wynne’s decision to concede defeat before the vote has thrown a wrench into the spokes of local campaigns. Ottawa ridings known for strong Liberal support could go in any direction with a few short days before the election.  So where else to find the pulse of the electorate than at a bakery, where it’s all about choice and decisions, and finding out whether what you get is really what you wanted. The Rideau Bakery has been in this little spot along Bank Street in Ottawa south for half aRead More


Mattis warns of bumpy road to U.S., North Korea nuclear summit

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis

Lolita C. Baldor, The Associated Press Published Saturday, June 2, 2018 10:56PM EDT SINGAPORE — It will be a “bumpy road” to the nuclear negotiations with North Korea later this month, Defence Secretary Jim Mattis warned Sunday, telling his South Korean and Japanese counterparts they must maintain a strong defensive stance so the diplomats can negotiate from a position of strength. Mattis was speaking at the start of a meeting with South Korean Defence Minister Song Young-moo and Japanese Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera on the final day of the Shangri-LaRead More


Former B.C. premier Christy Clark joins Bennett Jones as senior advisor

Christy Clark

VANCOUVER — Former British Columbia premier Christy Clark is joining the Bennett Jones law firm as a senior advisor in its Vancouver office. The firm says Clark will join its government affairs and public policy team, which also counts former deputy prime minister Anne McLellan and former foreign minister John Baird as members. Bennett Jones CEO Hugh MacKinnon says in a statement that Clark’s focus on economic growth through trade fits in well with the interests of the firm’s clients. Clark resigned as B.C. premier last summer, having served inRead More


76ers GM Bryan Colangelo denies blasting star players, others via Twitter accounts

Bryan Colangelo

Philadelphia 76ers general manager and former Raptors GM Bryan Colangelo is denying a report connecting the executive to Twitter accounts that criticized Sixers players Joel Embiid and Markelle Fultz, among other NBA figures. The accounts also took aim at former Sixers GM Sam Hinkie, Toronto executive Masai Ujiri and former Sixers players Jahlil Okafor and Nerlens Noel, according to a report by The Ringer. The Ringer asked the team about five Twitter accounts it suspected the GM was operating. Colangelo said in a statement that he used one of theRead More