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Arctic climate change being felt farther south, scientists say – Technology & Science

The Canadian Press An international summary of five year’s worth of research on Arctic climate change concludes the top of the world is getting warmer faster than anyone thought. And if it all sounds interesting but a little far removed from southern concerns, David Barber has news for you. “There are very clear linkages there and they’ve been occurring consistently for the last 10, 15 years,” said Barber, one of Canada’s top ice scientists and a prominent contributor to the report. “Most people don’t understand how bad it is.” TheRead More


Tambor doesn’t see how he can return to ‘Transparent’

LOS ANGELES – Actor Jeffrey Tambor says he doesn’t see how he can return to the Amazon series “Transparent” following two allegations of sexual harassment against him. In an ambiguous statement Sunday, Tambor referenced what he calls a “politicized atmosphere” that has afflicted the set. He also says that the idea that he would deliberately harass anyone is untrue. Two women have come forward over the past few weeks to accuse Tambor of sexual harassment, including “Transparent” actress Trace Lysette and his former assistant. Tambor has won two Emmys forRead More


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


3 injured in semi-SUV crash in Saskatoon

CTV Saskatoon Published Saturday, November 18, 2017 12:25PM CST Last Updated Saturday, November 18, 2017 11:36PM CST A crash involving a semi and an SUV resulted in three people being sent to hospital Friday night. The SUV attempted to change lanes westbound on Circle Drive East when it crashed into a semi traveling in a neighbouring lane, police said. Three occupants in the SUV were taken to hospital by MD Ambulance with non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the semi was uninjured. The driver of the SUV was issued a ticket in relationRead More


Fairfax Financial Holdings interested in broken Churchill rail line: government

OTTAWA – The federal government says a Toronto-based holding company is interested in becoming a new partner in a possible deal for a takeover of the broken rail line that runs to Churchill in northern Manitoba. Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr says Fairfax Financial Holdings Inc. has expressed interest in the Hudson Bay Rail line, the Port of Churchill and other associated assets. Carr says Fairfax is considering partnering with Missinippi Rail and One North to acquire the line from Omnitrax. Severe flooding damaged the rail line last spring, cuttingRead More


Quebec expected to table marijuana legislation today

QUEBEC – The Quebec government is expected to table its own cannabis legislation today and set up a provincially owned corporation that will control and sell the drug. Ottawa has promised marijuana will be legal across Canada by next July 1 and has left it to the provinces to create their own legal framework on how the law would be enforced on their territory. Quebec has been asking the federal government to push back the deadline by one year so the province can reach agreement with Ottawa on various money-relatedRead More


Charles Manson reportedly hospitalized in California – World

U.S. News Today

Reuters Charles Manson, the cult leader who sent followers known as the Manson Family out to commit gruesome murders, shattering the peace-and-love ethos of the 1960s hippie era in California, has been hospitalized, the Los Angeles Times reported. Manson, 83, was in a Bakersfield, Calif., hospital and his condition was unclear, the Los Angeles Times reported, citing Kern County sheriff’s lieutenant Bill Smallwood. A spokesperson for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation declined to comment to the Los Angeles Times. She cited privacy laws that preclude the agency “from commenting on protectedRead 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


Inclusive and accessible dance program offered in Alliston and Bradford

An inclusive and accessible dance program called the Dance Ability Movement teaches dancers with special needs more than just how to bust a move. It was created by sisters Mallory and Jade Ryan, who are dancers themselves and also cccupational therapists. “Everybody has the ability to dance and to do anything,” said Mallory Ryan. “”I grew up as a dancer taking jazz.,ballet, tap and hip hop at a studio and when I was doing my Masters of Occupational Therapy Degree I realized there’s a lot of kids out there thatRead More


U.S. carries out 3 drone strikes against extremists in Somalia

Abdi Guled, The Associated Press Published Sunday, November 12, 2017 12:50PM EST Last Updated Sunday, November 12, 2017 1:39PM EST MOGADISHU, Somalia — U.S. forces say they have carried out three drone strikes within 24 hours in Somalia, stepping up their campaign against the Islamic extremist rebels of al-Shabab and the Islamic State group. The strikes by unmanned drones killed several extremist fighters, a spokeswoman for the U.S. military command in Africa told The Associated Press Sunday. With these three attacks, the U.S. has now carried out 26 attacks inRead More