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Animal rescue society creates species sponsorship for holiday fundraising campaign

The Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society is trying something new this year to raise funds and has launched a unique program to help support initiatives to treat injured and orphaned wildlife. The society provides medical treatment and care for over 2500 wild animals each year and has set a holiday fundraising goal of $10,000 this year. The animal care facility has started a Sponsor a Species campaign and created trading cards of some of its more popular patients for people to purchase or pass on as a gift. “So the cardRead More


Calgary moves to next step on possible 2026 Olympics bid

Ben Cousins, CTVNews.ca Staff Published Monday, November 20, 2017 9:53PM EST Last Updated Monday, November 20, 2017 11:09PM EST Calgary will continue to look at a bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics. City councillors voted in favour of an additional $2 million to further examine the benefits of an Olympic Games in the city, after a $5-million study from the Calgary Bid Exploration Committee showed the event could help the city economically. The conclusion is based on a pair of independent studies — but another pair of dissenting studies wereRead More


Calgary moves to next step on possible 2026 Olympic bid

Calgary will continue to look at a bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics. City councillors voted in favour of an additional $2 million to further examine the benefits of an Olympic Games in the city, after a $5-million study from the Calgary Bid Exploration Committee showed the event could help the city economically. The conclusion is based on a pair of independent studies — but another pair of dissenting studies were only given to council in summary, with full versions available upon request. Jeromy Farkas, one of the four cityRead More


AC/DC founding member Malcolm Young dead at 64

Mark Kennedy, The Associated Press Published Saturday, November 18, 2017 6:59PM EST Malcolm Young, the rhythm guitarist and guiding force behind the bawdy hard rock band AC/DC who helped create such head-banging anthems as “Highway to Hell,” “Hells Bells” and “Back in Black,” has died. He was 64. AC/DC announced the death Saturday on their official Facebook page and website. A representative for the band confirmed that the posts were true. The posts did not say when or where Young died, but said the performer had been suffering from dementia.Read More


Windsor doctor named Ontario Pediatrician of the Year

The Pediatricians Alliance of Ontario announced a Windsor doctor has earned the honour of Ontario Pediatrician of the Year. Dr. Mark Awuku is the 2017 winner of the AAP Special Achievement Award, also known as the Ontario Pediatrician of the Year. The announcement was made today by PAO President Dr. Hirotaka Yamashiro at the Practical Pediatrics Ontario 2017 Conference in Toronto. Based in Windsor, Dr. Awuku has a passion for medical education. He is a Community pediatrician and Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Western University, Schulich School of MedicineRead More


Blair to Senate on pot bill: delay is unacceptable

OTTAWA – The Liberals are aiming to pass the marijuana legalization bill in the House of Commons this week, sending it off for some sober second thought, and the government’s pot point man, Bill Blair, has a message for the Senate: delay is unacceptable. Once the bill passes in the House, it’ll be off to the upper chamber for further study and — as has become a reoccurring trend in the Senate — there are rumblings some senators may be uninhibited by the government’s plan to have the law inRead More


What are the best ways to shrink your carbon footprint? – Technology & Science

Emily Chung Emma Rohmann works hard to minimize her family’s contribution to climate change. She and her husband Erich, who have two young children, have retrofitted their Toronto home to be more energy efficient. They’ve also cut way back on eating meat, driving and flying to reduce their carbon emissions. “Thinking about the future I’m leaving for my kids, I think my carbon footprint is something I worry about a lot,” says Rohman, 33, an environmental engineer who runs Green at Home, a consulting firm that helps families and businessesRead More


Cowboys’ Jerry Jones apologizes for racial remark in video

FRISCO, Texas — Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has apologized after a gossip website posted a 4-year-old video of him making a racially insensitive comment. The Blast website reported the video was shot in 2013 at a Dallas hotel by a white man who asked Jones if he would tape a message for his fiancee. Jones appeared to be joking when he said, “Hey, Jennifer, congratulations on the wedding. Now, you know he’s with a black girl tonight, don’t you?” After the video’s release Friday, Jones apologized in a statementRead More


WE Care for Kids celebrates massive fundraising year

The WE Care for Kids campaign in Windsor-Essex had one of its best fundraising years.  A special event was held Friday to announce $430,000 was raised in this year’s fundraising efforts – from lemonade stands to walk and run events. The lemonade stands alone raised $19,000. Other children decided to give up gifts for their birthday in exchange for money for the campaign. WE Care for Kids Foundation President Leah Hanson says she is stunned by the success of this year’s campaign. The money will help support pediatric health careRead More


New development divides normally sleepy Sidney

Some worry the big stores will hurt the quaint feel of Sidney – and pose a major threat to little local shops. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC