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Children out of cancer treatment options offered hope by new Terry Fox program – Health

The Canadian Press Seeing children suffering with cancer when he was being treated himself broke Terry Fox’s heart and inspired his Marathon of Hope. Now, those efforts have fuelled a unique initiative to give kids and young adults across the country a chance to live when there are few, if any, treatment options left. Eight-year-old Marlow Ploughman of Shannonville, Ont., has relapsed four times and is on a new drug thanks to genetic testing involving a project that brings together collaborators from over 30 pediatric cancer research and funding organizations.Read More


Man’s body discovered in Owen Sound harbour

Foul play isn’t suspected after a body was found floating in an Owen Sound harbour. The grim discovery was made by a passerby along the east side of the harbour on Wednesday, at around 8:30 a.m. Owen Sound police opened up an investigation and determined the 62-year-old’s man death was not suspicious. The identity of the man is not being released at this time. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC


New DNA test helps determine how you react to meds

B.C. pharmacists say they have a new way of finding out how you’ll react to various medications – based on your DNA. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC


Hardcastle’s private member’s Bill C-348 receives second reading

CTV Windsor Published Monday, November 20, 2017 4:57PM EST Last Updated Monday, November 20, 2017 5:27PM EST The New Democrat MP for Windsor-Tecumseh hopes her first private members bill will help cut through the red tape for people living with disabilities. Cheryl Hardcastle’s private member’s Bill C-348 was debated during second reading in the House of Commons in Ottawa on Monday. Hardcastle says the bill proposes the creation of a “one-stop-shop” so affected families can discover all the services available to them, and they’ll no longer have to prove theirRead More


Student racks up credit card rewards with points trick

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Osborne Village board game helping to fund gas station theatre

A board game at a Winnipeg convention is raising money for the Gas Station Art Centre. Villageopoly, which is a Monopoly-based game that focuses on Osborne Village businesses, was on display Saturday at JimCon, a tabletop games convention going on at Bronx Park Community Centre this weekend. All the proceeds from the sales of the game go towards the art centre on River Avenue, which is currently undergoing a renovation. “It’s been such a pleasure working with all the businesses and being able to create something like this,” said KamillahRead More


VegaBoo Haven cat cafe now open in Regina

Cat cafés have gained popularity in Japan, and now the trend has made its way to Regina. VegaBoo Haven on Victoria Avenue is the first cat café in the province. With a capacity of 15 cats at a time, the facility provides a cuddly respite from the winter weather. And if you take a liking to one of the feline occupants, you can take him or her home with you! All of the cats are residents of the Regina Humane Society and are up for adoption. The café is actuallyRead More


‘Power framework’ pitched by Ontario Chambers of Commerce

CTV Windsor Published Friday, November 17, 2017 5:06PM EST Last Updated Friday, November 17, 2017 5:08PM EST Ontario politicians are being asked to commit to a power framework, drafted by the Windsor and Essex Chamber of Commerce and the Ontario Electricity Stakeholders Alliance. “The rising cost of electricity, up to 400 per cent in the past number of years, has made it the number one issue for businesses across Ontario,” said WERCC President & CEO Matt Marchand. Marchand says the Power Framework, which consists of eight recommendations, provides the roadmapRead More


Saskatoon ballet dancer one step closer to professional dream

Cory Coleman, CTV Saskatoon Published Friday, November 17, 2017 7:03PM CST Last Updated Friday, November 17, 2017 7:05PM CST Julia Boyd’s accomplishments as a ballet dancer are going further than the Saskatoon stage. The 13-year-old Saskatoon dancer has been offered a spot at the National Ballet School’s summer audition program and a full scholarship to the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School’s summer audition program. Dancing isn’t just a hobby for Boyd, who will be performing in the upcoming Saskatoon production of the Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker. It’s a way forRead More


Canada’s most popular pro sports league had humble beginnings 100 years ago

Bill Beacon, The Canadian Press Published Friday, November 17, 2017 6:48PM EST Last Updated Friday, November 17, 2017 6:49PM EST The five men who met on Nov. 26, 1917 to form the National Hockey League could not have dreamed of the 31-team, multi-billion-dollar enterprise it would become a century later. That day the owners of the Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Wanderers, Ottawa Senators and Quebec Bulldogs, along with league president-to-be Frank Calder, drew up a document at the posh Windsor Hotel in Montreal that established the NHL out of the ruinsRead More