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Residents, Toronto police meet to discuss missing men in Church-Wellesley neighbourhood

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Residents, Toronto police meet to discuss missing men in Church-Wellesley neighbourhood

Several residents and LGBTQ community members gathered for a town hall meeting with police in downtown Toronto on Tuesday to discuss the disappearances of two men from the Church-Wellesley neighbourhood. Story continues below The meeting comes after the Toronto Police Service recently announced it has set up a task force to investigate the disappearances of…

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Suspicious package prompts RCMP to ask public to stay away from area in north Red Deer

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Suspicious package prompts RCMP to ask public to stay away from area in north Red Deer

The RCMP in Red Deer asked citizens to stay away from an area in the northern part of the city Tuesday night as officers responded to a call about a suspicious package.According to police, officers were called to the Key Towing compound on 49 Avenue north of 76 Street at about 4:30 p.m.The area was…

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Saskatoon wheelchair theft ‘feels like a broken heart’: 8-year-old athlete

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Saskatoon wheelchair theft ‘feels like a broken heart’: 8-year-old athlete

The upcoming wheelchair basketball season is in jeopardy for an 8-year-old Saskatoon girl with a neurological disorder and her 30-plus teammates.Olivia Protz learned Tuesday morning that the Saskatchewan Wheelchair Sports Association (SWSA)’s utility trailer holding 34 specialized wheelchairs is believed to be stolen. Story continues below READ MORE: Thieves in Saskatoon steal 34 children’s basketball…

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‘Safety is paramount’: Regina Queen City Ex operators confident about ride safety

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‘Safety is paramount’: Regina Queen City Ex operators confident about ride safety

Regina’s Queen City Ex (QCX) will officially open its doors to the public Wednesday, and ride safety is top of mind for everyone.QCX fair operators, North American Midway Entertainment’s (NAME) vice-president Scooter Korek called safety their top priority.“Safety is paramount to absolutely everything [they] do”, Korek said.Korek said crews have to undergo a “lengthy inspection…

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No changes in the works for drinking fountains at Mosaic Stadium

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No changes in the works for drinking fountains at Mosaic Stadium

The scorching hot temperatures at the Saskatchewan Roughriders game on Saturday led to a high demand for water.Fans who waited in lines to refill their water bottles said the line were so long they missed parts of the game waiting to get water.This isn't a good look @CityofRegina @sskroughriders. People leaving on gurneys. This stadium…

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Thunder Bay, First Nations leaders sign pledge to fight racism

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Thunder Bay, First Nations leaders sign pledge to fight racism

THUNDER BAY, Ont. – The city of Thunder Bay, Ont., and First Nations leaders in the region have signed a pledge to fight racism in the northern Ontario community, which has been plagued by tensions between Indigenous residents and local police.The statement acknowledges systemic racism exists in Thunder Bay and says it must be challenged…

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Halton police search for 3 suspects in Burlington bank robbery

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Halton police search for 3 suspects in Burlington bank robbery

Halton Police are looking for three suspects in connection to the robbery of a CIBC branch in Tuesday morning in Burlington.Police say two suspects entered the bank on Fairview Street, jumped on the counter and started threatening to shoot employees unless cash was handed over.The suspects were seen running to a vehicle described as a…

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Dry ground pulls power boxes from homes in Regina, causes six fires

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Dry ground pulls power boxes from homes in Regina, causes six fires

Saskatchewan’s power company says six power meters have caught fire in Regina in the last two weeks after the units pulled away from homes because of ground-shifting.SaskPower spokesman Jonathan Tremblay says the ground is pulling away from homes because of extreme dry weather.Environment Canada recorded only 1.8 millimetres of rain in Regina in all of…

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Regina providing $1M for upgrades to the Brandt Centre

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Regina providing $1M for upgrades to the Brandt Centre

City council has voted in favour of funding for Brandt Centre renovations ahead of the Memorial Cup coming to Regina in 2018. The Queen City will contribute just over $1 million for upgrades – plus an additional $250,000 for Memorial Cup operations.The funding will allow for a new sound system, seating, arena boards and glass.It…

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B.C. wildfires: Justin Trudeau defends Ottawa’s decision not to match donations

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B.C. wildfires: Justin Trudeau defends Ottawa’s decision not to match donations

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has encouraged Canadians to donate to the Red Cross to help British Columbians affected by the devastating wildfires but says his government won’t match cash given by individual donors. Story continues below  “The Red Cross does great work directly helping so many folks. People who are evacuated, people who need to…

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