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Saskatoon woman helping families prepare to testify at MMIWG inquiry

A Saskatoon woman and cousin of a murdered Indigenous woman is helping others share their stories of loss. Darlene Okemaysim-Sicotte, co-chair of Iskwewuk E-wichiwitochik (Women Walking Together), has created a template for the women’s group and for some families to tell their stories through slide-show presentations at this week’s Saskatoon stop of the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. “The very last slide is the recommendations, what do they recommend could be improved with what had happened with them, what wasn’t working, what actually was workingRead More

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New York Times reporter suspended in harassment probe

David Bauder, The Associated Press Published Monday, November 20, 2017 12:54PM EST NEW YORK — The New York Times says it has suspended White House reporter Glenn Thrush while it investigates charges that he made unwanted advances on young women while he worked as a reporter at Politico and the Times. Laura McGann, a Politico colleague of Thrush’s, wrote on Vox on Monday that Thrush kissed her and placed his hand on her thigh one night in a bar, after urging another person who had been sitting with them toRead 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

Ann Wedgeworth, known for ‘Three’s Company’ role, dies at 83

Karen Matthews, The Associated Press Published Saturday, November 18, 2017 11:16PM EST NEW YORK — Actress Ann Wedgeworth, who gained fame on film and Broadway before taking on the role of a flirty divorcee on “Three’s Company,” has died at age 83. Wedgeworth died Thursday in the New York area after a long illness, her daughter Dianna Martin said. Wedgeworth landed her first Broadway role in the 1958 comedy “Make a Million” and continued to take on stage roles for decades. She won the 1978 Tony award for best featuredRead More

Agreement in principle reached with engineers

An agreement in principle has been reached between the Couillard government and province’s engineers. The deal, made Thursday evening, avoids the filing of a special law that would have forced them back to work. The union will submit the offer to its members. Negotiations resumed Thursday afternoon in Quebec between the Couillard government and engineers, just hours before the deadline imposed by Treasury Board President Pierre Arcand. The engineers’ union, the Association of Professional Engineers of the Government of Quebec (APIGQ), said it was ready to challenge this eventual lawRead More

Byelection called for Calgary-Lougheed in December

The premier has called a byelection for a Calgary seat in the Alberta legislature for mid-December. On December 14, voters in the Calgary Lougheed riding will head to the polls to choose a replacement for former MLA Dave Rodney. Rodney resigned on November 1, to give new United Conservative Party leader Jason Kenney a chance to win a seat. Kenney was acclaimed as the candidate for his party in that riding earlier in the week. “I think there’s a lot to be said for moving ahead with it,” Premier RachelRead More

Ottawa police searching for two suspects in break and enter

Ottawa Police are asking for your help in locating two suspects connected to a recent break-and-enter into a commercial property. On Sunday, November 4, around 8:00 p.m., police say two suspects hopped out of a van and used pry bars to break into a commercial space in the 2300 block of St. Laurent Boulevard. Police say two males removed items from the store and fled the scene in the van. The suspects are described as: Driver: Caucasian male, 5’10”, medium build, wearing a black & white tuque, black jacket, blackRead More

Woman asked to leave Regina Chuck E Cheese because of service dog

A Regina woman says she was kicked out of a local Chuck E Cheese because she has a service dog. Ashley Nemeth is blind, and relies on her service dog Rick to help her with day to day tasks. She was at the Chuck E Cheese on Victoria Avenue with her family and Rick on Monday night, when she was asked to leave the restaurant by an employee, sighting the business’s strict “no pets” policy. Nemeth caught the incident on video. In an emailed statement to CTV News, Chuck ERead More

Calgary businessman and former owner of Arizona Coyotes, George Gosbee, has died

Prominent Calgary businessman George Gosbee died suddenly Sunday night at the age of 48. He was the CEO of AltaCorp Capital and a former co-owner of the NHL’s Arizona Coyotes. Details of his death have not been released. Gosbee had worked for more than 20 years in Calgary’s financial industry and founded AltaCorp in 2010. Paul Sarachman, the President and CEO of AltaCorp Capital Inc released this statement: “On behalf of AltaCorp Capital it is with great sorrow that we confirm our founder and colleague George Gosbee passed away suddenlyRead More