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Human remains found along banks of Bow River south of Carseland Weir

Members of the RCMP Major Crimes Unit and Forensic Identification Section have been deployed to a spot on the Bow River, south of Strathmore, after a group located a body on Saturday afternoon. RCMP were called to the scene at approximately 3:30 p.m. after  a group of people who had been fishing in the area made the grisly discovery. According to an unnamed member of the group, the body was severely decomposed when they found it south of the Carseland Weir. RCMP have not identified the deceased and an autopsyRead More

Italy’s 2 richest regions claim victory in autonomy votes

Colleen Barry, The Associated Press Published Sunday, October 22, 2017 7:47PM EDT MILAN — The presidents of Italy’s wealthy northern regions of Veneto and Lombardy on Sunday claimed victory in autonomy referendums that seek to grab additional powers and tax revenue from Rome, riding a global tide of self-determination that has swamped Spain’s Catalonia region. The votes were nonbinding, but the leaders of the neighbouring regions hope to leverage strong turnout in talks with Italy’s centre-left government. As leading members of the anti-migrant, anti-EU Northern League, they want to keepRead More

Rescue teams issue warning over high sea danger

Search and rescue crews say some island thrill seekers are putting themselves and first responders in peril as stormy conditions roll in. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC

Alan Doyle song ‘Bully Boys’ takes on its own life through YouTubers

TORONTO — Traditional folk music thrives on being reshaped by each generation that embraces it, but Alan Doyle didn’t expect his Celtic-spirited song for Russell Crowe’s “Robin Hood” to take on a life of its own. Nearly seven years after the Hollywood film was released, the former Great Big Sea frontman was clicking around on YouTube in search of a particular scene in which he belts out a hearty rendition of his tune “Row Me Bully Boys Row.” It lasts barely a minute, but Doyle thought hearing it might jogRead More

Three dead in ammonia leak at hockey arena in Fernie, B.C. Staff Published Tuesday, October 17, 2017 9:12PM EDT Last Updated Tuesday, October 17, 2017 11:57PM EDT Three people have been confirmed dead in Fernie, B.C., in connection with an ammonia leak at a hockey arena. Residents who live near the Fernie Memorial Arena were told to evacuate the area Tuesday afternoon and to check in with Emergency Social Services at a drop-in centre. Several streets surrounding the arena were shut down, and the public was asked to avoid the area. Earlier in the day, the City of Fernie postedRead More

Poll shows Edmontonians support affordable housing, with a caveat

A Mainstreet/Postmedia poll shows Edmontonians are in support of affordable housing, but would not want it in their own neighbourhood. Out of the 800 Edmontonians polled, 48 per cent supported more affordable housing projects across the city. Twenty-nine per cent said they are against it, and that number increased to 38 per cent when respondents were asked if they would want them near where they live. Citizens were also asked what they would prefer for the old Rossdale EPCOR power plant redevelopment, and 24 per cent said they want aRead More

Report: Harvey Weinstein’s brother in a ‘waking nightmare’

Frazier Moore, The Associated Press Published Saturday, October 14, 2017 9:51PM EDT NEW YORK — The brother of disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and co-founder of the company that now finds itself in crisis says he’s in “a waking nightmare” and had no idea “the type of predator” his brother is accused of being. “I want him to get the justice he deserves,” Bob Weinstein said. Bob, 62, operated in the shadow of his much more public and flamboyant older brother for more than 30 years as they partnered inRead More

Riverdale-themed pop-up diner comes to Vancouver

Archie fans flocked to the opening of a Riverdale-themed pop-up diner on the Granville strip Friday. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC

Funding announced for low income housing projects in Sask.

The provincial and federal governments are teaming up to provide joint funding for low income housing projects in our province. The $8 million in funding will be divided between12 projects across Saskatchewan. Souls Harbour’s Samaritan Housing Project is just one of the recipients. They expect to receive $1.4 million dollars. The Spot on Angus Street offers affordable apartments for low income earners. They are also expecting to receive some funding. “Investments in affordable housing are absolutely critical to strong, healthy communities right across the country,” federal minister of public safetyRead More

Man accused of ramming police cruisers arrested again

Two Kitchener residents are facing charges following a traffic stop in Guelph. Police say the 28-year-old man and woman were arrested Wednesday afternoon, and charged with drug possession after cocaine and marijuana were found in their vehicle. It was the second time the man had been arrested in the past month. He had previously been arrested in late September after allegedly ramming multiple police vehicles while attempting to evade arrest in Guelph. Police say they had been looking for the man to charge him with mischief over $5,000 in connectionRead More