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Powwow celebrates ‘two spirited’ community members

Powwow celebrates ‘two spirited’ community members

Hundreds of people came to celebrate who they are at the University of Saskatchewan’s inaugural Two Spirit Powwow on Saturday. The Powwow is a new celebration in the LGBTQ community during pride week, but the message is the same. “It’s time that we start to embrace our two spiritness and being a two spirit person, “said Paulette Poitras, a Two Spirit ambassador. “I’ve had a different life. Born female, identify as a two spirit female” Jack Saddleback from Out Saskatoon says that the event is a big step in theRead More


Driver fined after Pride crosswalk in Grande Prairie damaged

Damaged Pride crosswalk

RCMP in Grande Prairie said a local driver is facing hundreds of dollars in fines, after a rainbow crosswalk in the northern Alberta city was damaged. Police said on Thursday, at about 8 p.m., a witness told police a truck had done a burnout on the recently repainted Pride crosswalk at 98 Street and 103 Avenue. The crosswalk was marked with black tire tracks. Investigators managed to track down the truck, and the vehicle’s owner was issued two tickets, with fines of more than $800. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenewsRead More


Windsor’s parking app hits 20,000 users

Parking app launches in Windsor

The City of Windsor’s new parking app has hit 20,000 users. “The uptake has been excellent, so we’re obviously really pleased,” said parking compliance and enforcement supervisor Bill Kralovensky.  “But, the most important thing for us has been the positive feedback, showing that people are not only using the service, but they’re happy to have it as well.” Nic Puim, owner and operator of The Dugout on Ouellette Avenue was lucky user 20,000 and received a special visit and gift from Kralovensky. “I think the app is great,” says Puim.Read More


Transport truck flips over at Ambassador Bridge

Truck crash

Heads up if you are travelling to the U.S. this afternoon, as a transport truck has flipped at the Ambassador Bridge. The rollover took place on Huron Church Road, north of College Avenue on Thursday. Police say the accident is blocking the main entrance to the bridge at the bend. There is minimal access through the duty free lot. Motorists are advised to use Wyandotte to access the bridge. The bridge’s manager of operations reports there are a minimal delays and traffic is being diverted to the Wyandotte Street Entrance.Read More


Five escape fire in Evergreen Trailer Park home

Five escape fire in Evergreen Trailer Park home

Firefighters were called to a home in the Evergreen Trailer Park in northeast Edmonton Saturday afternoon. Officials said the fire broke out in the home at about 3:30 p.m. – and firefighters had the blaze under control within half an hour. Five people and two dogs evacuated from the house, no injuries were reported. District chief Randy Shakura said the dry and windy conditions created a challenge for firefighters. “With the wind, it was definitely a concern when we first got on scene,” Shakura said. “You’ve got the wind, andRead More


Big meeting for Northern Ontario municipal leaders

Big meeting for Northern Ontario municipal leaders

Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities holds annual conference in Parry Sound to tackle a variety of issues. Tony Ryma 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″]


Serena Williams withdraws from Italian Open

Serena Williams at the Miami Open

ROME — Serena Williams has withdrawn from next week’s Italian Open, saying she needs more time to be “100 per cent ready to compete.” The tournament made the announcement via Twitter. Williams returned to the tour briefly this year after a 14-month absence to give birth to her daughter. The 23-time Grand Slam champion also withdrew from this week’s Madrid Open and sitting out Rome puts her status for the French Open, which starts May 27, in doubt. Williams, a four-time Italian Open champion, has not played since her aRead More


Jets shutout, Predators tie series forcing Game 7

Filip Forsberg goal

The Nashville Predators showed why they were the best team in the regular season on Monday night as they came into Bell MTS Place and ran roughshod over the Winnipeg Jets winning 4-0. The series now heads back to Nashville tied up at three games apiece setting up a winner take all game on Thursday.  The Predators got it going early on as Viktor Arvidsson deflected a shot home one minute into the game. That was all the Nashville needed as they blanked the Jets behind a strong performance fromRead More


Fire damages Gatineau apartment building

Fire damages Gatineau apartment building

CTV Morning Live/580 CFRA Published Monday, May 7, 2018 6:57AM EDT Last Updated Monday, May 7, 2018 7:00AM EDT An overnight fire has badly damaged a 32-unit apartment building in Gatineau. The fire broke in the four-storey building on Rue de Morency around 3 a.m. Fire officials say the roof of the building collapsed. Several hours after the fire started, firefighters were still working to extinguish flames on the roof. No injuries have been reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation. We will have more details as theyRead More


Veteran who fought the Battle of the Atlantic attends London ceremony

Veteran who fought the Battle of the Atlantic attends London ceremony

Across the country ceremonies were held Sunday to remember of the Battle of the Atlantic. In London, a veteran who witnessed the devastation was on hand for the service. “I lost a lot of friends,” says former Royal Marines member Robert Kennedy. Kennedy, now 98, was a gun layer on HMS Naiad as the light cruiser patrolled the Mediterranean during World War II. The Naiad was sunk on March 11, 1942. “When my ship was torpedoed and sunk on the Malta convoys, we lost 83 of the ship’s company. IRead More