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Sask. decision to ban Alta. licence plates reported to New West Trade Partnership Agreement

The Alberta government has reported Saskatchewan to the New West Trade Partnership Agreement after Saskatchewan announced plans to ban vehicles with Alberta licence plates from ministry of highways worksites. Last week, Saskatchewan said the ban would apply to all new contracts for government highway construction projects. “They provided no rationale for that action, except to say that they had heard rumours that the same thing was happening to Saskatchewan vehicles (in Alberta),” said Deron Bilous, minister of economic development and trade in Alberta at a press conference on Thursday. “ThatRead More


Ancient giant penguin was as big as Sidney Crosby – Technology & Science

The Associated Press Fossils from New Zealand have revealed a giant penguin that was as big as a grown man, roughly the size of the captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins. The creature was slightly shorter in length and about nine kilograms (20 pounds)  heavier than the official stats for hockey star Sidney Crosby. It measured nearly 1.77 metres (five feet, 10 inches) long when swimming and weighed in at 101 kilograms (223 pounds). Crosby is five feet, 11 inches and weighs 200 pounds. If the penguin and the Penguin faced off onRead More


New report says Toronto is the most expensive city in the country for child care

A report released by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Tuesday suggests Toronto parents are digging deep into their wallets when it comes to paying for child care in the city. Families in the city are paying the highest child care rates in Canada at an average of $21,096 a year and the costs are climbing six times faster than the rate of inflation, according to the report. “It sucks because it makes having children a privilege, right? Because not everyone can afford it,” Toronto mom Rebecca Nmezi told CTVRead More


Heavy snow makes quite a mess for parts of the north

From CTV Northern Ontario’s Alana Everson: Blowing snow and heavy snowfall kept police and city clean-up crews busy Tuesday. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC


M&A ‘boom’ dominates Europe share trading as oil leads gains

LONDON/MILAN (Reuters) – Mergers and acquisitions dominated European share trading on Tuesday, while strength in oil stocks after a pipeline shutdown helped lift a key regional benchmark index to five-week highs. The German share price index, DAX board, is seen at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, December 12, 2017. REUTERS/Staff/Remote The pan-European STOXX 600 index climbed 0.7 percent to its highest level since Nov. 9, while euro zone blue chip stocks .STOXX50E rose 0.4 percent, helped by a late drop in the euro EUR=. Gemalto (GTO.AS) surged 34.6 percentRead More


Elderly woman killed in West Quebec crash

CTV Ottawa Published Monday, December 11, 2017 5:40AM EST Last Updated Monday, December 11, 2017 5:41AM EST An 89-year-old woman has died after her car plunged off Highway 5 and landed in a stream near Chelsea, Quebec on Sunday afternoon. Police say 89-year-old Shirley Armstrong of Wakefield, Quebec crashed her car around 3 pm. Emergency crews tried to resuscitate the elderly woman, she was later pronounced dead at hospital. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC


Four masked assailants assault man, 63, during Terrebonne home invasion

CTV Montreal Published Sunday, December 10, 2017 6:32PM EST Last Updated Sunday, December 10, 2017 6:41PM EST Terrebonne police are investigating after receiving notice of a home invasion, reported by the victim two days after the alleged assault. The man, 63, was alone at his house on Montee Gagnon when four masked assailants broke in, striking him in the head with a blunt object.  The suspects were able to take money, electronics, and firearms before fleeing the premises.  The man brought himself to the hospital for treatment following the assault,Read More


CTV News at Six Northern Ontario for Sun. Dec. 10

CTV News at Six for Northern Ontario Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC


Two ancient tombs discovered in Egypt’s Luxor – Entertainment

The Associated Press Egypt announced Saturday the discovery of two small ancient tombs in the southern city of Luxor dating back some 3,500 years and hoped it will help the country’s efforts to revive its ailing tourism sector. The tombs, located on the west bank of the river Nile in a cemetery for noblemen and top officials, are the latest discovery in the city famed for its temples and tombs spanning different dynasties of ancient Egyptian history. “It’s truly an exceptional day,” Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anani said. “The 18th dynasty private tombsRead More


Second actress steps forward to accuse Dustin Hoffman

NEW YORK — A second actress has come forward to accuse Dustin Hoffman of allegations of sexual harassment. Kathryn Rossetter, who co-starred with Hoffman in “Death of a Salesman” on Broadway in 1983, says the Oscar-winner would grope her nightly, demand foot rubs and once pulled her slip over her head to expose her breasts in front of the crew. Rossetter told her account in The Hollywood Reporter on Friday, which comes a month after actress Anna Graham Hunter alleged Hoffman groped her and made inappropriate comments when she wasRead More