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End of the line for voice that guided Calgary CTrain riders for 44 years

The voice of Calgary’s LRT for almost two decades is getting off at the last stop and is retiring after 44 years with Calgary Transit. Holly McConnell made her first recording in 1987 and her messages continued to be used on trains for the next 20 years. She was chosen over other transit employees because of her enunciation and pronunciation. Thursday was her last day at Calgary Transit and she was given the opportunity to broadcast live. “That was a lot of fun,” she said. “I always just did it,Read More


Delilah Saunders moving to Toronto hospital for liver assessment: family

N.S. Indigenous activist Delilah Saunders is being transferred to a Toronto hospital as her family fights to get the critically ill Inuk woman a liver transplant. Saunders is the 26-year-old sister of Loretta Saunders who was killed in 2014. She spoke at the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Membertou, N.S. She has struggled with alcohol, and her family said she developed acute liver failure when she took acetaminophen. She is now seriously ill and slipping in and out of consciousness. Earlier this week, her familyRead More


Russia can’t win Olympic hockey gold, but ‘Olympic Athletes from Russia’ could

James Ellingworth, The Canadian Press Published Thursday, December 14, 2017 5:03PM EST MOSCOW — Russia can’t win Olympic hockey gold in Pyeongchang, but the “Olympic Athletes from Russia” will have a great shot at the title. OAR is the moniker imposed by the International Olympic Committee as part of Russia’s punishment across all sports for doping at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi. That’s likely to mean neutral-colored jerseys — though Team Russia executives are battling to keep the traditional red — but still a roster boasting some of the bestRead More


Steelers place Ryan Shazier on injured reserve, ending his season – Sharing #ABC #News Feed

The Pittsburgh Steelers officially ended Ryan Shazier’s season Tuesday, but team president Art Rooney II said that the linebacker “will continue to be one of our team leaders.” Shazier underwent spinal stabilization surgery last week after suffering his injury while making a tackle early in the first quarter against Cincinnati Bengals?receiver Josh Malone?on Dec. 4. “Unfortunately Ryan will not be able to contribute on the field during the remainder of this season,” Rooney said in a statement. “However, even off the field Ryan will continue to be one of ourRead More


Are coyote sightings on the rise?

From CTV Northern Ontario’s Isaac Cohen: MNRF reminding area residents about tips to keep coyotes away from residences and properties. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC


Highway 401 to see overnight closures in Woodstock

Major delays are expected on Highway 401 through Woodstock this week due to a pair of 10-hour closures. The highway is scheduled to close at Highway 59 in both directions at 8 p.m. Wednesday, reopening at 6 a.m. Thursday, with the closure repeating from 8 p.m. Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday. The Highway 59 ramps will be used to take traffic off and back onto the highway. According to Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation, the closure allows for new concrete girders to be installed. The construction work will also see HighwayRead More


Manitou Beach man launches petition for opt-out organ donation

A man from Manitou Beach has launched a petition asking the Saskatchewan government to use presumed consent for organ donation. Michael Gaudet receives dialysis three times a week, four hours a day. His kidney failed over three years ago, 34 years after his brother donated it to him. Gaudet’s petition, launched in November, asks the province to embrace presumed consent for organ donation, unless the would-be donor opts out. Currently, people must opt in, often during a driver’s licence application or renewal. “It’s kind of like a lottery that youRead More


New Saskatoon bus route travels between four malls during Christmas

Holiday shoppers will soon be able to jingle all the way to the mall until Boxing Day. The Jingle Bell Express is set to travel between Confederation Mall, Lawson Heights Mall, Centre Mall and Market Mall every hour. “It means customers will have access without the stress of parking and traffic,” said Jim McDonald, director of Saskatoon Transit. The new service costs $3 and runs on weekdays from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and on weekends from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. If shoppers spend 90 minutes or less inRead More


Downtown Winnipeg business owners concerned over metered parking rate hike

Some Winnipeg business owners are worried about a proposed metered parking hike. Kari England owns Toad Hall Toys, a business that’s been in the Exchange District for nearly 40 years. For her customers who driver to the store, they have to find parking and pay for it. The proposed parking hike has England concerned. “This does nothing positive. It just makes coming downtown or to the Exchange an added cost that many people will decide not to incur,” said England. The City of Winnipeg’s 2018 budget proposes a parking increaseRead More


Report: Drugs leading to rise in property crime

Drug use is the driving force behind a rise in property crime around the city, according to the 2016 Saskatoon Police Service Annual Report. The report shows a 22 per cent increase in property crime from the year before on the east side. The central patrol unit, which covers the downtown area westward to circle drive, saw an increase of 14 per cent. The remainder of the city reported a 4 percent increase. Overall, crime against property across the city was up a total of 14 per cent from 2015Read More