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Athletics: De Grasse eyes Canadian 100m record

TORONTO (Reuters) – Andre De Grasse is eager to return stronger from a season-ending hamstring injury that deprived him of a showdown with Usain Bolt and is now focused on breaking the Canadian 100 meters record. FILE PHOTO: IAAF Athletics Diamond League – Men’s 100m – Stockholm Stadium, Stockholm, Sweden – June 18, 2017 – Andre De Grasse of Canada celebrates winning. TT News Agency/Anders Wiklund via REUTERS The 22-year-old triple Olympic sprint medalist, who was expected to be Bolt’s main rival for his 100m crown in the Jamaican’s farewellRead More


New Pelee Island ferry expected to arrive next spring

The replacement for the aging Pelee Islander ferry has been revealed. The Ministry of Transportation tweeted a photo of the new ferry where its being built at ship yard in Chile. Pelee Island has 6,000 acres of farmland, and the new ferry will be able to move transports, construction and farm equipment. The ferry is expected to arrive in Lake Erie in May or June. It is scheduled to be put into service sometime in the 2018 season. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNewsRead More


Report recommends Alberta add urban ridings, cut three rural seats

EDMONTON — A report is recommending that Alberta’s next provincial election should be fought on a new political map that includes more urban ridings and less rural ones. The report by the Electoral Boundaries Commission will now go to the Alberta legislature for a vote. The commission recommends creating a total of three new constituencies in Calgary, Edmonton and the Airdrie-Cochrane area. It also says three rural ridings should be cut by consolidating some constituencies in less-populated parts of the province. The report says the change is needed to reflectRead More


Chelsea Handler ending Netflix show to focus on activism

LOS ANGELES — Chelsea Handler says she is ending her weekly Netflix talk show after two seasons in order to focus on political activism. Handler says in a statement that she plans to devote as much time as she can to become “a more knowledgeable and engaged citizen” and take on projects that have personal significance. The comedian adds that her goal is to be better informed and “participate in a more meaningful way.” Handler says a Netflix documentary is in the works where she will engage with “people ofRead More


Jury asked to decide if injury that left Paralympian a quadriplegic was from unsafe pool

Jennifer Graham, The Canadian Press Published Wednesday, October 18, 2017 11:32PM EDT REGINA – A jury in Saskatchewan is being asked to decide whether an injury that left a Paralympian a quadriplegic was a tragic accident or because of an unsafe pool. Miranda Biletski is suing the University of Regina for negligence. Biletski dove into a pool from competition starting blocks at the university during a swim club practice in June 2005. The then-16-year-old hit the bottom and fractured her cervical vertebrae, leaving her a quadriplegic. “The pool was unsafe,”Read More


Janes brand breaded chicken products recalled due to possible salmonella contamination

The Canadian Press Published Wednesday, October 18, 2017 5:45AM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, October 18, 2017 6:02AM EDT OTTAWA — Breaded chicken products sold under the Janes brand name are being recalled due to possible contamination from salmonella. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says the uncooked products include Pub Style Chicken Burgers and Breaded Chicken Cutlettes. The burgers carry a code of 2018 MA 12 on the package and the code on the cutlettes packages is 2018 MA 15. Both are sold in 800 gram packages across the country andRead More


Why seeing a star crash is a ‘watershed moment in astrophysics’ – Technology & Science

Emily Chung Scientists have followed gravitational waves to something they’ve never seen before — the collision of two exotic objects called neutron stars. By observing a fleeting star-like object in the sky in August, they’ve learned a lot of new things about the universe worth clinking glasses over. Here are some amazing things about that discovery. 1. A sugar cube heavy as Everest A neutron star is what’s left after a massive star explodes in a supernova at the end of its life and then collapses into an extremely dense core. How dense? According toRead More


Two Sid Buckwold Bridge lanes to close for repairs

Two lanes on a major Saskatoon bridge could be shut down for several days. The city is planning to close two northbound lanes on the Senator Sid Buckwold Bridge starting at 7 a.m. Wednesday as crews repair an expansion joint. The closure could last up to three days, according to the city. Drivers are asked to reroute their commutes if possible. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC


Indigenous hunting could put reintroduced elk at risk in northern Ontario – Sudbury

Erik White Hunters and Gatherers is series looking at hunting and fishing in northern Ontario, how Indigenous rights can divide people, how some northerners find ways to share the resources and what sharing the land means for reconciliation. Northern Ontario farmers frustrated with elk eating their crops have turned to Indigenous hunters for help. They are within their traditional rights to shoot the protected animals, while the non-Indigenous farmers like David Berry are not. The horse farmer in Parkinson Township north of Iron Bridge is constantly trying to protect his hay fieldsRead More


‘Trailer Park Boys’ actor John Dunsworth dead at age 71

HALIFAX — John Dunsworth, known for his portrayal of Jim Lahey in the comedy series “Trailer Park Boys” and revered as a brilliant actor with a warm heart, has died. He was 71. The news was confirmed in a statement posted on his Twitter feed Monday evening. “With heavy and broken hearts the family of John F. Dunsworth would like to let people know that our amazing husband, father and grandfather John Dunsworth has passed away,” the statement said. “John left this world peacefully after a short and unexpected illness.Read More