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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


5 things to know on Wednesday, July 11 on CTVNews.ca: NATO, subway, interest rates

Authorities say the 12 boys rescued from a Thai cave are recovering and in good health. In other news, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada will take command of a new NATO training mission. 1. Troop commitment: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that Canada will assume command of a new NATO training mission in Iraq. 2. Subway save: Three men have been honoured by the City of Toronto and given free public transit for a year as a reward for helping a visually impaired man who fell onto theRead More


Yonge Street van attack survivor grapples with legacy of incident months later

Beverly Smith

Olivia Bowden, The Canadian Press Published Sunday, July 8, 2018 12:26PM EDT Last Updated Sunday, July 8, 2018 12:29PM EDT TORONTO — Beverly Smith has only hazy memories of the van attack that killed 10 people and left her broken and bleeding on a north Toronto sidewalk months ago. But the 81-year-old Toronto woman grapples with the legacy of the April attack every day, as she adapts to life in a wheelchair and works to regain the independence she enjoyed before the devastating incident. Smith, a retired teacher and librarian,Read 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


Record $6M settlement for N.S. boy who suffered brain damage at birth

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HALIFAX — A seven-year-old Nova Scotia boy who suffered brain damage at birth has received a $6 million settlement — the largest of its kind in the province’s history. The lawsuit said Cullen Chisholm suffered oxygen deprivation during his delivery which caused severe cerebral palsy. Lawyer John McKiggan says Cullen is unable to care for himself in any way and will require 24 hour attendant care for the rest of his life. Obstetrician Dr. Allison Ball and the former Guysborough Antigonish Strait Health Authority have agreed to the settlement. TheRead More


Humboldt Broncos overwhelmed by volume of applicants for GM/head coach position

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The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League squad devastated by tragedy is preparing to begin anew for the 2018-2019 season and hundreds of people have expressed interest in joining the club as players or head coach/general manager. According to the president of the Humboldt Broncos Junior ‘A’ hockey club, the team has been humbled and overwhelmed by the number of applications to fill the roles of head coach and general manager following the loss of Darcy Haugan. “We are thrilled with the exceptional experience, background and competencies of all of the candidatesRead More


Embassy angered by Conservative MP linking Mexican visitors to drug trade

Marilyn Gladu

OTTAWA – The Mexican government is taking a Conservative MP to task for implying that many Mexican visitors to Canada are involved in the illegal drug trade. Sarnia, Ont., MP Marilyn Gladu made the suggestion Wednesday during debate on the Trudeau government’s bill to legalize recreational marijuana. Her reference to Mexicans came as she was arguing that legalization will actually be a boon for the illicit black market in cannabis – contrary to the government’s contention that it will displace organized crime. She said legal pot will be more expensiveRead More


Cigarette in flower pot causes building fire

Cigarette in flower pot causes building fire

Residents of an 11 storey building in Old Montreal were forced to leave their homes overnight for what is becoming an increasingly common problem. Shortly after 10 p.m. Sunday the fire department rushed to 1 McGill St., near De la Commune St., when the roof of the building caught on fire. Dozens of people rushed out of the building, some with assistance, as emergency crews rushed inside to put out the flames. Some residents initially stayed in their homes, thinking it was a false alarm, until they realized it wasRead More


Edmonton family holds swab event in Calgary to find stem cell donor

Edmonton family holds swab event in Calgary to find stem cell donor

Three sisters from Edmonton held a special gathering on Sunday to help locate a very special person that could hold the key to save their brother’s life. Back in January, Bille Nguyen was diagnosed with a rare type of blood cancer that specialists say could be helped through a special treatment using a stem cell donation. The problem is that because Nguyen is Asian, there aren’t enough donors in the national registry to match his genetic makeup to. Susan, Bille’s sister, says he’s just finishing up with his sixth roundRead More


Man injured while working on vehicle in Dewinton

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Okotoks EMS says a man is in hospital after he was seriously hurt after the vehicle he was working on fell on him. Paramedics were called to a rural property east of Dewinton shortly after 12:00 p.m. for reports of a man being injured. Officials say the man was working on a vehicle at his home and had gotten traipped underneath it when it fell on him. A number of people who found him managed to free him and called 911. STARS flew the victim to Foothill Hospital where heRead More