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Calgary moves to next step on possible 2026 Olympic bid

Calgary will continue to look at a bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics. City councillors voted in favour of an additional $2 million to further examine the benefits of an Olympic Games in the city, after a $5-million study from the Calgary Bid Exploration Committee showed the event could help the city economically. The conclusion is based on a pair of independent studies — but another pair of dissenting studies were only given to council in summary, with full versions available upon request. Jeromy Farkas, one of the four cityRead More

Al Franken faces new allegation of unwanted touching – World

The Associated Press A second woman has accused Minnesota Sen. Al Franken of inappropriate touching. Lindsay Menz tells CNN that Franken placed his hand on her buttocks as they posed for a photo at the Minnesota State Fair in 2010, two years into Franken’s first term. The 33-year-old Menz told CNN that the interaction made her feel “gross.” She says she immediately told her husband that Franken had “grabbed” her buttocks.  Franken told CNN he didn’t remember taking the photo with Menz, but that he feels badly that she feltRead More

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Canada’s Zimbabwean community disappointed with Mugabe speech

Members of Canada’s Zimbabwean community have been waiting days for news the country’s president for 37 years would resign, so when word finally came that Robert Mugabe would make the announcement in a live broadcast on Sunday, they made sure they tuned in. But when Mugabe, 93, spoke, he didn’t step down and said he planned to address his party’s congress next month. “Everybody was waiting for the words, ‘I resign. I hereby resign,”‘ said Vuso Moyana, who watched Mugabe on his iPad with his friends in a Toronto restaurantRead More

AMAs reflect year in pop music, where male acts dominated

Mesfin Fekadu, The Associated Press Published Sunday, November 19, 2017 9:35AM EST The performers at the 2017 American Music Awards are evenly split between men and women, but the nominees? Not so much. In categories like artist of the year and favourite pop/rock album, where men and women compete, no female acts are in contention. Other categories where male acts dominate include video of the year, tour of the year, favourite country album and favourite soul/R&B song. Halsey is the only female act nominated for favourite pop/rock song and collaborationRead More

Freezing rain warning in effect for Ottawa area

CTV Ottawa Published Saturday, November 18, 2017 9:40AM EST Last Updated Saturday, November 18, 2017 11:24AM EST Environment Canada has issued a freezing rain warning for Ottawa and the valley.  Patchy freezing rain is expected to develop across Eastern Ontario, including the National Capital Region, sometime Saturday afternoon before intensifying later in the night. The period of heavy freezing rain is expected to persist overnight with several millimetres of ice accumulation expected.  Environment Canada says the freezing rain will slowly transition into snow overnight as colder temperatures move into theRead More

Police looking for man who robbed liquor store

Police are searching for a man who robbed a liquor store at knife point early Thursday morning. The Saskatoon Police Service received a report of a robbery just after 12:30 a.m. at a business on the 3000 block of Diefenbaker Drive.  The man was able to take a small amount of liquor. No one was injured. Police describe the suspect as Indigenous, in his mid to late 30’s, 5’7” tall with a slim build. He was wearing a black jacket with the hood up and fled the area on aRead More

Ottawa’s refusal to tax Netflix puts some Quebec MPs in a tight spot

Joanna Smith, The Canadian Press Published Wednesday, November 15, 2017 8:32PM EST Last Updated Wednesday, November 15, 2017 8:33PM EST Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is standing firm on his promise not to impose a tax on Netflix and Liberal MPs from Quebec, where the province is prepared to do it alone, say they’ll live with his decision — at least for now. Backbencher Nicola Di Iorio said he doesn’t think taxing Netflix is currently possible, as it would be difficult to enforce. “We are faced with a new technological worldRead More

Saudi Arabia backtracks as dramatic moves backfire

Zeina Karam, The Associated Press Published Tuesday, November 14, 2017 6:27AM EST BEIRUT – Saudi Arabia’s dramatic moves to counter Iran in the region appear to have backfired, significantly ratcheting up regional tensions and setting off a spiral of reactions and anger that seem to have caught the kingdom off guard. Now it’s trying to walk back its escalations in Lebanon and Yemen. On Monday, the kingdom announced that the Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite rebels in Yemen would begin reopening airports and seaports in the Arab world’s poorest country, daysRead More

Wildlife officers in Alberta investigate after close to 100 geese found dead

The Canadian Press Published Sunday, November 12, 2017 5:56PM EST Last Updated Sunday, November 12, 2017 6:25PM EST TABER, Alta. — Alberta wildlife officials are investigating the discovery of close to 100 dead geese apparently dumped on a family’s farm. Twyla Valgardson says her husband Wayne was driving through their property near Taber on Wednesday when he noticed some dead birds scattered in the snow. She says when he investigated further, he realized there were likely several dozen. When he called provincial wardens they told him there had been aRead More