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Protestors call on government to cancel new N.B. health care programs

CTV Atlantic Published Saturday, October 21, 2017 7:03PM ADT Last Updated Saturday, October 21, 2017 7:05PM ADT Nearly 100 people gathered in Sackville, New Brunswick to protest the privatization of two new health care programs Saturday. The province says the changes will take effect in 2018, but groups and especially seniors say they’re left with too many unanswered questions. Retired nurse, Shirley Oliver managed the Tantramar branch of the extramural program for 16 years and says she fears the local branch could be closed once the program is taken over.Read More

Massive veggie recall over listeria concerns

Dozens of vegetable products may be contaminated with listeria, but a concern for some is that the warning is coming too late. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC

CN track from Edmonton to Saskatoon still closed after derailment

Canadian National Railway crews are still working to repair a line from Edmonton to Saskatoon following a derailment earlier this week. Thirteen of the train’s cars derailed just west of Wainwright, Alta., on Tuesday afternoon, as the train crossed CN Rail’s Fabyan Bridge. Wind speeds reportedly reached about 100 kilometres per hour in the area at the time of the derailment. No spills, leaks or injuries were reported, but cleanup included the removal of cars from the embankment as well as of one locomotive still upright on the bridge. TheRead More

Tennis: Dimitrov through to semis in Stockholm

(Reuters) – Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov moved closer to qualifying for the ATP World Tour Finals with a 6-3 6-4 victory over Germany’s Mischa Zverev to reach the semi-finals of the Stockholm Open on Friday, setting up a clash with Fabio Fognini. FILE PHOTO: Tennis – Shanghai Masters tennis tournament – Shanghai, China – October 13, 2017 – Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria in action against Rafael Nadal of Spain. REUTERS/Aly Song Dimitrov needed six match points to complete the victory which maintains his challenge for a debut at the season-ending championshipsRead More

Alan Doyle song ‘Bully Boys’ takes on its own life through YouTubers

TORONTO — Traditional folk music thrives on being reshaped by each generation that embraces it, but Alan Doyle didn’t expect his Celtic-spirited song for Russell Crowe’s “Robin Hood” to take on a life of its own. Nearly seven years after the Hollywood film was released, the former Great Big Sea frontman was clicking around on YouTube in search of a particular scene in which he belts out a hearty rendition of his tune “Row Me Bully Boys Row.” It lasts barely a minute, but Doyle thought hearing it might jogRead More

Father, son injured fighting Saskatchewan fire remain in hospital

A father and son injured fighting a fire on their land near Gull Lake, Sask., are still in a Calgary hospital’s intensive care unit, according to family. Ron Wedrick and his son Evan, who suffered severe burns battling a fire during Tuesday’s windstorm in Saskatchewan and Alberta, are receiving treatment at Foothills Medical Centre from a team of burn-treatment specialists, a statement from the family reads. The two, ages 43 and 25, were first taken to hospitals in Maple Creek, Sask., and then Medicine Hat, Alta., before they were airliftedRead More

UK’s Prince William and wife Kate say baby expected in April

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate confirmed on Tuesday that their third child will be born next April. The couple, whose official title is Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, announced last month that Kate was pregnant and that she was suffering from severe morning sickness, but the date of the baby’s arrival was not disclosed. In a short statement, the royals’ office Kensington Palace said the baby, who will be fifth-in-line to the British throne, was due in April. On Monday, Kate made only her secondRead More

Kitchen fire causes $30,000 in damages

  Damage is estimated at $30,000 after a kitchen fire in the city’s west end on Sunday night. The Saskatoon Fire Department responded to a home on the 600 block of Avenue I South just before 5:45pm. Fire crews entered the home and contained the fire in the kitchen. No one was found inside the home and no injuries were reported as a result of the fire.  The cause of the fire is accidental and was caused by a pot of hot cooking oil igniting, according to the Saskatoon FireRead More

Richard Wilbur, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, dies at 96

Hillel Italie, The Associated Press Published Sunday, October 15, 2017 7:47PM EDT Richard Wilbur, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and translator who intrigued and delighted generations of readers and theatregoers through his rhyming editions of Moliere and his own verse on memory, writing and nature, died. He was 96. Wilbur died Saturday night in Belmont, Massachusetts, with his family by his side, according to friend and fellow poet, Dana Gioia. The U.S. poet laureate in 1987-88, Wilbur was often cited as an heir to Robert Frost and other New England writersRead More

Funding announced for low income housing projects in Sask.

The provincial and federal governments are teaming up to provide joint funding for low income housing projects in our province. The $8 million in funding will be divided between12 projects across Saskatchewan. Souls Harbour’s Samaritan Housing Project is just one of the recipients. They expect to receive $1.4 million dollars. The Spot on Angus Street offers affordable apartments for low income earners. They are also expecting to receive some funding. “Investments in affordable housing are absolutely critical to strong, healthy communities right across the country,” federal minister of public safetyRead More