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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


Ireland seeks Church reparations for mass baby burials

Ireland seeks Church reparations for mass baby burials

LONDON — An Irish government Cabinet minister has told Pope Francis that the Catholic Church “should contribute substantially” to funding reparations for survivors of a former church-run orphanage where a mass grave of children’s remains was discovered. Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone raised the issue with the pope on Saturday during his weekend visit to Ireland. On Monday, Zappone released her remarks to Francis and a letter she gave him laying out background for the monetary appeal. Church-run homes in Ireland housed orphans, unmarried pregnant women andRead More


Judge approves interim payments to Broncos crash victims

Humboldt Broncos

A Saskatoon judge has approved an interim payment of $50,000 for each of the 13 survivors and the families of the 16 people who died in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash. A judge agreed to the request Wednesday morning at a hearing being held to determine how the money raised from a GoFundMe page will be divided. The $50,000 is expected to go to families within the next couple of days. The court is also being asked to appoint a five-member advisory committee to figure out how the remaining moneyRead More


More than 145 new blazes in B.C., as wicked weather adds to firefighters’ woes

B.C. Wildfire

Thousands of people living in central and northern British Columbia are keeping a close watch on winds and weather as wildfires have the potential to threaten more homes. No new evacuations or alerts were issued early Monday, offering some respite in the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako and Cariboo Regional District after officials in both regions spent Sunday expanding orders around nearly two dozen blazes. Roughly 1,600 residents of Fort St. James and close to 2,000 more around West Quesnel have been advised to be ready to leave as aggressive firesRead More


Two people in hospital after shots fired in North York

Joshua Freeman, CTV News Toronto Published Saturday, August 11, 2018 5:53PM EDT Last Updated Saturday, August 11, 2018 6:10PM EDT Two people have been injured after shots were fired in the Bayview Woods-Steeles neighbourhood in North York Saturday evening. Witnesses reported hearing as many as 20 shots fired in the area of Leslie Street and Finch Avenue. Police responded to Tree Sparroway, just west of Leslie Street, and found shell casings in the area and a number of damaged vehicles. Witnesses told police that a vehicle was spotted fleeing theRead More


MPP starts petition to stop the provincial government from repealing 2015 sex-education curriculum

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The MPP for Ottawa-Centre went door-to-door Saturday asking residents to sign a petition to pressure the provincial government to keep a modernized sexual-education curriculum. NDP MPP Joel Harden says he started this petition as a grassroots effort that he will bring back with him to Queen’s Park. “I find it irresponsible to rip up a curriculum and go back to one that was made in 1998. I don’t think that is acceptable.” Soon after Doug Ford took over as Ontario Premier, his government announced it was revoking an updated versionRead More


Ministry called after fuel spill in Oxford

Clean up of a fuel spill in Oxford County

More than 24 hours after a diesel fuel spill, a roadway remains closed in Oxford County near Ingersoll for the clean up. And the road could be closed through to tomorrow. OPP say there was a transport truck collision at Beachville Road on Foldens Line yesterday at 4 p.m. The truck hit a guardrail , spilling an undetermined amount of diesel fuel in the area.  The Ministry of Environment was notified of the spill, as there was concern about a waterway nearby. The roadway is closed during the cleanup andRead More


WestJet last flight out of Sudbury looms

WestJet last flight out of Sudbury looms

Canada’s second largest airline, Calgary-based WestJet, will end service at the Greater Sudbury Airport this fall. Callam Rodya 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″]


Application to demolish Kensington Manor submitted to City of Calgary

Kensington Manor

The City of Calgary has received a proposal to demolish a northwest apartment building that has sat vacant since November due to structural concerns. On November 23, residents of the 57 units of Kensington Manor, an apartment building in the 300 block of 10 Street Northwest, were evacuated from the building with little notice after an engineer detected serious structural issues. The building’s frame was shored and the perimeter of the building was fenced off to prevent unauthorized access. The seven-storey building was constructed in 1969. With files from CTV’sRead More


Six dead, including three children, in head-on Saskatchewan highway crash

Six dead, including three children, in head-on Saskatchewan highway crash

The Canadian Press Published Friday, June 29, 2018 11:25PM EDT Last Updated Friday, June 29, 2018 11:31PM EDT ELROSE, Sask. — Six people are dead following a two-vehicle crash in southwestern Saskatchewan. RCMP say two SUVs collided head-on north of Elrose on Highway 4. Two adults and three children were found dead in one of the vehicles. A woman who was the only person in the other SUV also died. RCMP say there were no other people in the vehicles and no names will be released. Mounties say they areRead More