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Eskimos sign veteran quarterback Kevin Glenn to CFL deal

Kevin Glenn

EDMONTON – Kevin Glenn’s trek through the CFL is now complete. The veteran quarterback signed with the Edmonton Eskimos on Monday. Prior to the move, the Eskimos were the lone team not to hold Glenn’s rights over his 17-year CFL career. The 38-year-old Detroit native spent last season with Saskatchewan, passing for 4,038 yards and 25 touchdowns in leading the Roughriders to the East Division final. Glenn is expected to provide depth at quarterback behind incumbent Mike Reilly, the CFL’s outstanding player last season. Glenn has appeared in 268 careerRead More


Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan dead at 46

Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan dead at 46

Jill Lawless, The Associated Press Published Monday, January 15, 2018 12:23PM EST Last Updated Monday, January 15, 2018 5:39PM EST LONDON — Dolores O’Riordan, whose urgent, powerful voice helped make Irish rock band The Cranberries a global success in the 1990s, died suddenly on Monday at a London hotel. She was 46. The singer’s publicist, Lindsey Holmes, confirmed she died in London, where she was recording, “No further details are available at this time,” Holmes said, adding that the singer’s family was “devastated” by the news. O’Riordan is survived byRead More


‘I feel the pain’: Asylum seeker severely frostbitten after 12 hours in the cold

'I feel the pain': Asylum seeker severely frostbitten after 12 hours in the cold

With severe frostbite numbing his hands after a 12-hour trek in -28 C weather, Kangni Fiowole Kouevi couldn’t take it anymore. He found refuge in a shed and called 911. The 36-year-old man from the West African nation of Togo spent US$700 on the more than 600-kilometre taxi ride from Minneapolis to Emerson, Man. The fare did not come with a warning about the bitter cold. “I feel the pain,” he told CTV News on Sunday, speaking in French. “I feel too bad when I am in the cold thatRead More


Canadiens’ Danault taken off ice on stretcher after taking Chara shot to head

Montreal Canadiens' Phillip Danault on stretcher

The Canadian Press Published Saturday, January 13, 2018 10:26PM EST Last Updated Saturday, January 13, 2018 11:04PM EST Montreal Canadiens centre Phillip Danault was taken off the ice on a stretcher after being hit in the head by a Zdeno Chara slapshot on Saturday night. The rising shot at 18:23 of the second period looked to hit Danault on the side of the head. He lay on the ice for several minutes before being lifted onto a stretcher and taken away for treatment. He was moving and appeared to beRead More


Community rallies to protect church for sale

Community rallies to protect church for sale

Dwindling congregations are a sad reality for many churches in Canada, but in Cumberland, the fight is on to keep one standing. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines


If 2017 weather was a downer, you ain’t seen nothing yet: Environmental Defence

Extreme cold

OTTAWA — When it comes to extreme weather, 2018 has a throwdown message for last year’s show of hurricanes, forest fires and non-stop rainfall: hold my beer. Tim Gray, executive director of Environmental Defence Canada, says that while predicting when and where extreme weather will hit is difficult, if not impossible, he’s confident there will be even more wacky weather this year. Gray says greenhouse gases like carbon and methane sit and gather in the earth’s atmosphere, where they trap heat as energy. The more energy there is in theRead More


Serena Williams reveals health scare after baby’s birth

Serena Williams with her daughter

Serena Williams tells Vogue that she dealt with a medical scare right after the birth of her daughter. In a story in the magazine’s February issue and posted Wednesday on Vogue.com, Williams discusses developing several small blood clots in her lungs while in the hospital after Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. was born in September. According to the article, the tennis superstar “spent the first six weeks of motherhood unable to get out of bed.” When Williams originally announced her baby’s arrival, via social media postings in September, she said inRead More


Body located after weekend house fire near Loon Lake

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One person has died after a house fire on the Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation over the weekend. Emergency crews from Loon Lake were called to a home on the first nation around 3:00 a.m. on Sunday. When they arrived, they found several people already outside the home. They told emergency crews that a 32-year-old woman was unaccounted for. On Wednesday morning, police sent out an update on the fire, saying a body had been located by investigators at the scene of the fire. They say the 32-year-old woman is stillRead More


Breakaway barge carrying millions of litres of fuel to be towed from B.C. to Alaska

BELLA BELLA, B.C. – A British Columbia First Nation is breathing a sigh of relief as a barge carrying millions of litres of fuel was removed from its harbour on the central coast. The barge broke away from a U.S.-registered tugboat, the Jake Shearer, southwest of Bella Bella last Sunday. Heiltsuk Chief Councillor Marilyn Slett says it’s “terrifying” to consider the damage that could have been caused if a spill occurred. The barge was carrying 12.5 million litres of diesel and gasoline, which Slett says is four times the volumeRead More


McGill professors condemn religious neutrality bill

Not in their classrooms. More than 100 McGill University professors have jointly signed an open letter publicly condemning Quebec’s controversial Bill 62. The law, which bans religious face coverings when giving or receiving public services, has been widely denounced. The McGill faculty members called the bill “divisive and discriminatory politics,” adding that it specifically targets Muslim women. They stated in the letter that they will not enforce Bill 62 in classrooms, offices, or events. “We will do our best to support community members whose sense of safety, access, and inclusionRead More