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City plans safety review for intersection where ammonia tanker tipped over

The City of Saskatoon plans to review safety at the intersection where a tanker truck carrying ammonia tipped over on its side earlier this month. The city’s acting general manager of transportation, Angela Gardiner, says the city will look at whether or not the area is as safe as it could be. “We look at signage or any different measures we can undertake,” Gardiner said. “We’ve already taken a look at the actual intersection and the intersection design itself and it does meet Transportation Association of Canada standards, so ifRead More

Syria’s Assad meets once dissident footballers in Damascus

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad met two former dissident footballers who returned to the national team for its World Cup qualifying campaign after years in exile, photographs posted by his office showed on Monday. FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football – 2018 World Cup Qualifications – Asia – Syria vs Australia – Olympic Stadium, Sydney, Australia – October 10, 2017 – Syria’s Omar Al Soma celebrates goal. REUTERS/Steve Christo TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY Syria’s football team outdid expectations in its campaign to qualify for the World Cup finals, reachingRead More

International students won’t face immigration penalties over college strike: officials

Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press Published Sunday, October 22, 2017 12:13PM EDT Tens of thousands of international students affected by a faculty strike at Ontario colleges are being reassured by immigration officials that they won’t be penalized for a delay that is beyond their control. But some international students say the work stoppage, which began last Monday, has them worrying about finances as well as their education and immigration status. “It is very stressful,” said Noble Thomas, 24, a human resources management student at Confederation College in Thunder Bay, Ont.Read More

Graffiti set design adds punch to Cuba theater festival

HAVANA (Reuters) – A play parodying the lengths some Cubans will go to in order to earn a few tourist dollars set against the backdrop of socially critical graffiti is adding punch to Havana’s annual theater festival. Public wait for the beginning of the spectacle “¡Guan melón!, ¡tu melón!” beside a paint of Cuban street artist Yulier Rodriguez in a theatre in Havana, Cuba, October 20, 2017. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini The first-time collaboration between veteran theater director Nelda Castillo, 64, and street artist Yulier Rodriguez, 27, underscores unease among some CubansRead More

Memorial to teenage fentanyl victim vandalized in Edmonton

An Edmonton mother has been forced to relive the pain of losing her teenaged son after a memorial dedicated to him was vandalized. “I’m just devastated,” Jennifer Hussey told CTV Edmonton. Hussey’s son Ryder died just before Christmas last year after he took a pill laced with fentanyl. He was only 18. With his body buried in their native Wales, a small memorial was built in Ryder’s honour in Edmonton this summer — a memorial that was recently defaced and damaged. Missing from the memorial too was a model ofRead More

Police investigating serious incident in East Kildonan

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Protestors call on government to cancel new N.B. health care programs

CTV Atlantic Published Saturday, October 21, 2017 7:03PM ADT Last Updated Saturday, October 21, 2017 7:05PM ADT Nearly 100 people gathered in Sackville, New Brunswick to protest the privatization of two new health care programs Saturday. The province says the changes will take effect in 2018, but groups and especially seniors say they’re left with too many unanswered questions. Retired nurse, Shirley Oliver managed the Tantramar branch of the extramural program for 16 years and says she fears the local branch could be closed once the program is taken over.Read More

Manitoba Liberal Convention events delayed due to ‘overwhelming response’ and ‘software glitch’

Dougald Lamont is the new leader of the Manitoba Liberal Party. The 48-year-old businessman, father and University of Winnipeg lecturer clinched the leadership on the second ballot. It was a tight race in the end. Lamont received 296 votes on the second ballot. Cindy Lamoureux, 25, received 288 votes, after emerging the front runner on the first ballot, with 41 per cent of the vote. Candidate Jon Gerrard, 69, bowed out after the first round of voting after receiving 26 per cent of the vote, and asked his supporters toRead More

Remai, Art, Gallery, Saskatoon | CTV Saskatoon News

The Remai Modern officially opened its doors on Saturday, following years of planning and tens of millions of dollars later. Boasting four storeys, 130,000 square feet and 11 exhibition galleries, the museum aims to put Saskatoon on the modern art map. Remai’s goal is ambitious, with hopes of becoming Canada’s modern art museum. It features works from the local to international level, including some by Spanish master Pablo Picaso. The museum is also working with Indigenous artists and communities. “[The museum] takes its place not only in Canada in beingRead More

Edmonton man among Fernie ammonia leak victims

An Edmonton man was one of the three people that died during an ammonia leak inside an ice rink in Fernie, British Columbia last Tuesday. Jason Podloski was born and raised in Edmonton, but most recently lived in southern Alberta. He was 47. “He was such a wonderful boy and there’s a big whole in our heart because he’s gone now,” his mother, Donna Podloski, told CTV News on the phone. Podloski, a refrigerator expert, was called to Fernie to do an emergency maintenance at the rink where he subsequentlyRead More