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First-ever greater rhea chick hatchlings make history at Calgary Zoo

Greater rhea chick

The Calgary Zoo made history earlier this month when it welcomed its first-ever greater rhea chicks. The pair – now three weeks old – hatched at the zoo on Aug. 3 and 5. The flightless greater rhea is the largest bird in South America and is found mostly in Argentina and Brazil. Related to the ostrich and the emu, the bird uses its wings not for flight, but for balance and changing direction while running. Male rheas incubate the eggs and care for the new hatchlings, guarding them aggressively forRead More


Ontario’s interim sex-ed curriculum vague and confusing, experts and board say

Lisa Thompson

Paola Loriggio and Shawn Jeffords, The Canadian Press Published Thursday, August 23, 2018 7:26PM EDT TORONTO — The Ontario government’s newly released sexual-education curriculum is stirring up fresh confusion about what teachers can and cannot tell students when classes resume next month, experts said Thursday as school boards reviewed the document. The lesson plan, meant to temporarily replace a now-repealed modernized version put in place by the former Liberal government in 2015, was delivered to school boards and posted online Wednesday after repeated requests from educators who sought clarity onRead More


Owner of Sweetfin Poké blazes a trail in local food scene

Owner of Sweetfin Poké blazes a trail in local food scene

After trotting the globe, Delaine Brilz thought Saskatoons food scene was missing something. “One of my favourite hobbies is eating and drinking, so like why not,” Brilz said. After six months spent working as a waitress in the Cayman Islands, Brilz decided to open a restaurant that would bring something brand new to Saskatoon, poké. Her first endeavour is called Sweetfin Poké, and is the first restaurant to offer deconstructed sushi bowls to the people of Saskatoon. “I’ve been to a few places, Toronto, Las Vegas, Vancouver, and I noticedRead More


Illegal grow-op located in farmer’s field

weed

CTV Kitchener Published Tuesday, August 7, 2018 12:38PM EDT Last Updated Tuesday, August 7, 2018 12:50PM EDT Police say that unknown suspects cleared a section of a farmer’s field in Norfolk County and planted several suspected marijuana plants. A concerned citizen contacted police after making the discovery on Saturday morning around 10 a.m. Ontario Provincial Police say the plants have since been removed. Police say there is numerous public safety risks associated with illegal grow-op sites. They are reminding the public that growing the drug illegally is a criminal operationRead More


Group starts effort to ban plastic shopping bags in N.B.

Group starts effort to ban plastic shopping bags in N.B.

A group of university students in Fredericton has a lofty goal: they want to ban plastic shopping bags across the province. To kick off their campaign, they’re asking New Brunswickers to sign a petition. “Anything that we can do to eliminate some of the plastic use, I think, is a good thing,” said Sandra Sheridan of Moncton. The idea is to get consumers to bring their own reusable bags in hopes of eliminating some of the plastic that ends up in landfills, on city streets and in waterways such asRead More


Indecent act committed in Guelph park

Guelph Police

Guelph Police are investigating after a man committed an incident act in Guelph park Monday afternoon. Police say they were called to Royal City Park around 2:30 p.m. for a report of an indecent act. It is alleged the man approached a woman in the park and began speaking in a sexual manner while touching himself. Police search the area, but the man was not found. He is described as white with tanned skin, in his late 30’s, approximately five-foot-ten with a thin build, brown/blond hair, and crooked teeth. HeRead More


Activists file petition to force city to call public consultations on systemic racism

Activists file petition to force city to call public consultations on systemic racism

CTV Montreal Published Friday, July 27, 2018 5:16PM EDT Last Updated Friday, July 27, 2018 8:53PM EDT A petition calling on the city to hold public consultations on systemic racism has surpassed the number of signatures it needed to move on to the next step. McGill law student Balarama Holness filed the petition at city hall Friday after it gathered 20,000 signatures – 5,000 more than the city requires to force a consultation. Holness spearheaded the petition with the community group Montreal in Action; the group wants the city toRead More


5 things to know on CTVNews.ca for Monday, July 23, 2018: Toronto shooting, White Helmets, Mars storm

Authorities are condemning a shooting in Toronto’s Greektown neighbourhood that left one dead, and 13 – including a young girl – injured. 1. Toronto shooting: One woman is dead, along with a gunman, and 13 injured after a shooting in Toronto’s Greektown neighbourhood late Sunday night.  2. Lawsuit filed: A proposed class-action lawsuit has been filed against five Canadian pharmaceutical companies alleging the firms may have been negligent in their manufacturing of the drugs and in quality control testing of raw material from their supplier in China. 3. Walmart questioning:Read More


Canadian singer Lights signs pact for TV series, games inspired by her comic books

Lights

TORONTO — Lights plans to bring the storylines of her comic book series “Skin & Earth” to the small screen. The Canadian pop singer has struck a deal to adapt the first six issues of the comic into both a TV show and video game content. The move expands on the post-apocalyptic world she’s created around the heroine Enaia Jin, a woman who is trying to find her identity amid conflicts of love and self-discovery. Lights wrote and illustrated the comic book, which also inspired her 2017 album of theRead More


Dixon wins Honda Indy Toronto; Canada’s Wickens third

Dixon wins Honda Indy Toronto; Canada's Wickens third

Mike Shulman, The Canadian Press Published Sunday, July 15, 2018 6:53PM EDT Last Updated Sunday, July 15, 2018 8:48PM EDT TORONTO — It was shaping up to be defending champion Josef Newgarden’s day. The two-time winner at the Honda Toronto Indy had a third title in his sights Sunday, but on Turn 11 of lap 33, the American hit the wall, allowing Scott Dixon to overtake him for the lead and complete the feat instead. “When I saw it — the seas were parting — away we went, which forRead More