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Animal rescue society creates species sponsorship for holiday fundraising campaign

The Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society is trying something new this year to raise funds and has launched a unique program to help support initiatives to treat injured and orphaned wildlife. The society provides medical treatment and care for over 2500 wild animals each year and has set a holiday fundraising goal of $10,000 this year. The animal care facility has started a Sponsor a Species campaign and created trading cards of some of its more popular patients for people to purchase or pass on as a gift. “So the cardRead More

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

Three-car pileup sends two to hospital in New Brunswick

A serious three-car collision shut down Coverdale Road in Riverview, N.B., and sent two people to hospital Saturday. The accident happened on a long, straight stretch of road just after 9 p.m. Witnesses told CTV News that one vehicle was stopped and waiting to turn into a driveway when it was struck from behind and pushed into oncoming traffic. The crash happened in front of Steve Coulomb’s house and he says the scene was chaotic. “I checked out the window and I see a truck and two cars in theRead More

One person in custody after armed robbery at downtown convenience store: Police

Joshua Freeman, CTV News Toronto Published Sunday, November 19, 2017 8:14PM EST Last Updated Sunday, November 19, 2017 8:17PM EST One person has been arrested after an alleged armed robbery involving a hammer at a downtown convenience store. Toronto police said the robbery took place in the area of Bay and Gerrard streets Sunday evening. According to reports to police, a man entered a store armed with a hammer and knife, assaulted the store owner and loaded a garbage can with items before fleeing in a taxi.   One personRead More

Bill to end five-week Ontario college strike passes

Ontario legislated college faculty back to work on Sunday, ending a five-week strike and paving the way for students to return to class on Tuesday. Colleges are extending their semesters so students don’t lose their terms, but trying to condense five missed weeks into roughly two extra ones will be very stressful, student advocates say. “It’s going to be a very busy rest of the semester for students,” said Joel Willett, president of the College Student Alliance. “They have indicated to us that they are very frustrated.” The group isRead More

AC/DC founding member Malcolm Young dead at 64

Mark Kennedy, The Associated Press Published Saturday, November 18, 2017 6:59PM EST Malcolm Young, the rhythm guitarist and guiding force behind the bawdy hard rock band AC/DC who helped create such head-banging anthems as “Highway to Hell,” “Hells Bells” and “Back in Black,” has died. He was 64. AC/DC announced the death Saturday on their official Facebook page and website. A representative for the band confirmed that the posts were true. The posts did not say when or where Young died, but said the performer had been suffering from dementia.Read More

Thousands expected at memorial for fallen police officer in Abbotsford, B.C. – British Columbia

Gemma Karstens-Smith The streets of Abbotsford, B.C., will be lined with blue on Sunday as thousands of police officers from across the country and around the world march in remembrance of their slain colleague. Police estimate about 12,000 people — including 8,000 first responders — will attend a memorial for Const. John Davidson. “It’s pretty important for us to come together as a family,” said Sgt. Judy Bird, spokeswoman for the Abbotsford Police Department. “Our family member was murdered. He deserves to be remembered.” Davidson, 53, had served as aRead More

Female in critical condition after stabbing in Mississauga

Chris Herhalt, CTV News Toronto Published Saturday, November 18, 2017 8:09PM EST Last Updated Saturday, November 18, 2017 8:14PM EST A female victim is in life-threatening condition after she was stabbed multiple times in Mississauga on Saturday night. Peel Regional Police say they were called to the area of Central Parkway East and Mississauga Valley Boulevard at 6:24 p.m. for a report of a stabbing. They arrived to find a female victim suffering from multiple stab wounds. Peel Paramedics said she was rushed to a hospital trauma centre for treatment.Read More

Pro-trade Republicans get nervous that NAFTA talks could fail

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Pro-trade Republicans in the U.S. Congress are growing worried that U.S. President Donald Trump may try to quit the NAFTA free trade deal entirely rather than negotiate a compromise that preserves its core benefits. FILE PHOTO – U.S. Representative Charlie Dent is interviewed during the 2017 “Congress of Tomorrow” Joint Republican Issues Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. January 25, 2017. REUTERS/Mark Makela As a fifth round of talks to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement kicked off in Mexico on Friday, several Republicans interviewed byRead More

EPS request public’s help to find missing man

Edmonton police are asking for the public’s assistance to locate a 41-year-old man who went missing in early November. Chad Stevenson was last seen in the Cy Becker neighbourhood on Tuesday, November 17 at approximately 6 p.m. Police said his disappearance is out of character and there are concerns for his well-being. The 41-year-old is described as white, six-feet and 250 pounds. Stevenson has blue eyes, short, salt-and-peppered coloured hair and facial hair. Stevenson may be driving a 2006 maroon Pontiac Montana with Alberta license plate BVT 8016, police said.Read More