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‘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


Orillia council adopts a new city logo

Orillia

The City of Orillia has a new look.  City council unanimously voted in favour of a new logo to identify the sunshine city.  Councillors say the logo is more modern.  It features the sun and water to represent Orillia’s two lakes. The city’s mayor says Orillia is in the midst of some significant transformations “while still being committed to preserving the heritage and character that makes us unique.  This new logo marries the two perfectly.”  Steve Clarke went on to say he is excited for everyone to see it inRead More


Why is the crime rate up in Sudbury?

Why is the crime rate up in Sudbury?

Greater Sudbury Police saw a spike in crime last year, what types of crimes have increased and why? Alana Everson 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″]


Florida man chugged can of beer during DUI stop: police

Daryl Royal Riedel

BIG COPPITT KEY, Fla. — Authorities say a 48-year-old Florida man raised a can of beer and chugged it after a sheriff’s deputy stopped him on suspicion of drunk driving. Daryl Royal Riedel told Monroe County Sheriff’s investigators he was scared when he fled in his pickup truck as Deputy Anthony Lopez stepped out of his patrol car Thursday. Riedel drove for a short distance before stopping. Riedel has three prior DUI convictions between 2003 and 2010 and a fourth is pending from 2017. The report says Riedel got outRead 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


North Korea offer hope of talks after Trump cancellation

North Korea offer hope of talks after Trump cancellation

Foster Klug and Hyung-Jin Kim, The Associated Press Published Friday, May 25, 2018 1:30AM EDT SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of – North Korea said Friday that it’s still willing to sit for talks with the United States “at any time, (in) any format,” a remarkably restrained and diplomatic response, from a nation noted for its proud belligerence, to U.S. President Donald Trump’s abrupt cancellation of a summit with the North’s autocratic leader, Kim Jong Un. The statement by Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye Gwan, a longtime nuclear negotiator and senior diplomat,Read More


Liberals recruit University of Sherbrooke prof in St-Laurent riding

Marwah Rizqy

Tax expert Marwah Rizqy will run for the Quebec Liberal Party in St-Laurent riding, CTV Montreal has confirmed. Marwah, a professor at the University of Sherbrooke, will be announced as the candidate on Wednesday afternoon alongside Premier Philippe Couillard. She previously tried but failed to win the nomination for the federal Liberals in the same area. Rizqy, who has studied fiscal policy in the United States, will be running the riding being vacated by Jean-Marc Fournier, the current Government House Leader. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from aroundRead More


CTV Northern Ontario: Midway in town

CTV Northern Ontario: Midway in town

Lincoln Louttit checks out the Victoria Day tradition in Sault Ste. Marie, the carnival. 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″]


Two beaches in Bracebridge remain closed

bracebridge beaches closed

Two beaches in Bracebridge remain closed all long weekend for a police investigation. Town officials decided to shut down Kirby’s Beach Park and Bracebridge Bay Park on Friday, after broken glass and sewing needles were purposely placed in the sand, both in the water, and on the beach. Bracebridge Mayor Graydon Smith says volunteer scuba divers from Gravenhurst will be on site Monday conducting a thorough underwater inspection to ensure the beaches are as safe as possible. “We have a nice safe beach 99.99% of the time, but unfortunately somethingRead More


Poisoned ex-spy Sergei Skripal discharged from U.K. hospital

Former Russian spy Sergei Skripal

LONDON – Doctors say former Russian spy Sergei Skripal has been discharged from a hospital, more than two months after he was poisoned with a nerve agent. Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found unconscious in the English city of Salisbury on March 4, and spent weeks in critical condition. Yulia recovered more quickly than her father and was discharged last month. Salisbury District Hospital said Friday that both patients had now been released. They have been taken to an undisclosed location for their safety. Britain says the pair wasRead More