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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

American Music Awards reflect 2017 pop music, in which male acts dominate – Entertainment

The Associated Press The performers at the 2017 American Music Awards are evenly split between men and women, but the nominees? Not so much. In categories like artist of the year and favourite pop/rock album, where men and women compete, no female acts are in contention. Other categories where male acts dominate include video of the year, tour of the year, favourite country album and favourite soul/R&B song. Reflection of Billboard charts Halsey is the only female act nominated for favourite pop/rock song and collaboration of the year, both forRead More

One dead after Saturday morning stabbing near ByWard Market

CTV Ottawa Published Saturday, November 18, 2017 9:33AM EST Last Updated Saturday, November 18, 2017 6:51PM EST Ottawa Police say one person is dead after being stabbed early Saturday morning near the ByWard Market.  Police say the stabbing happened around 5 a.m. Saturday near the intersection of King Edward Drive and Murray Street. Paramedics treated the individual on scene but he was pronounced dead at the hospital.  Members of the public are asked to avoid while police conduct their investigation. A section of King Edward between Murray and York isRead 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

South Osborne’s Rubin Block one of hundreds of derelict buildings in Winnipeg

Melody Joyal has lived in South Osborne her whole life. She walks past Rubin Block everyday, but since the building was boarded up, she said it doesn’t look very inviting. “It’s pretty sad. It’s a historical building, it’s a big part of the Osborne-Morley area,” said Joyal. Rubin Block has sat vacant since 2014 and saw two fires and a murder in less than ten years. It’s one of 544 vacant and derelict buildings across Winnipeg. In 2010 the city passed the Vacant Buildings By-Law and approved a nine-point strategyRead More

Woman dies in hospital after weekend highway crash

RCMP in Wetaskiwin said a woman in her 30s had died, days after a weekend highway collision sent her to hospital in Edmonton. Police said at 1:25 p.m. on November 11, Wetaskiwin RCMP were called to a single-vehicle collision on Highway 2A. It’s believed a silver Chevrolet Cobalt headed north on the highway went off the road and through a barbed wire fence, where it hit a semi-trailer parked in a field. The driver and only person in the vehicle was ejected on impact – and had to be airliftedRead More

Cards Against Humanity buys land on U.S.-Mexico border to stop Trump’s wall

Jeff Lagerquist, Staff Published Wednesday, November 15, 2017 10:18AM EST Cards Against Humanity is taking aim at U.S. President Donald Trump’s plan to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. The provocative Mad Lib-style party game has never shied away from controversy with its humorously offensive responses to overtly raunchy premises. Now, the company has announced the purchase of a plot of vacant land on the border and the retention of a law firm specializing in eminent domain — the legal mechanism for governments to convert private property toRead More

Province increasing STI testing for pregnant women, as outbreaks continue in Alberta

Officials with Alberta Health Services and Alberta Health are increasing testing for pregnant women, as outbreaks of sexually transmitted infections continue in the province. The province said rates of gonorrhea and syphilis are still high – with 3,869 cases of gonorrhea recorded in Alberta so far this year, and 369 cases of infectious syphilis. Dr. Deena Hinshaw said Tuesday that six cases of congenital syphilis – meaning the infection had been passed to newborns – have been reported to the province so far in 2017. As a result, the provinceRead 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

Safety at rail crossing where 11-year-old died could be improved: report

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada has come up with options to improve safety at a Manitoba railway crossing where an 11-year-old girl on her bike was killed. Kharma Brown was hit by a train at pedestrian railway crossing in Ste. Anne, Man. September 15, 2017. READ MORE: ‘A very special child’: Father of 11-year-old girl hit by train calls for better safeguards at railway crossing The TSB report found while the crossing was regulation compliant as a pedestrian crossing, it was not designed for cyclists. Based on the findings,Read More