Archive For July 31, 2017

Manitoba Hydro’s proposed 7.9 per cent increase denied, 3.36 per cent approved

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Manitoba Hydro’s request for a 7.9 per cent increase starting Aug. 1 has been denied by the the Public Utilities Board (PUB).In a news release late Monday afternoon, the PUB made the announcement and approved a 3.36 per cent interim increase effective Tuesday.The provincial regulator said it was concerned with the impact the 7.9 per cent…

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Argentina advierte que Mercosur podría aplicar cláusula democrática a Venezuela

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Y, muy preocupado, agregó: “lo peor es que no se ve una salida rápida para tanta violencia”. “Brasil está OK, Paraguay está OK, Uruguay dice que también está OK”. “No estamos lejos de la clausula democrática” afirmó por su parte el canciller argentino, Jorge Faurie, al insistir en que “hoy en Venezuela no hay democracia”….

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Saskatoon shop lands on national ice cream list

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Saskatoon shop lands on national ice cream list

Saskatoon is home to one of the nation’s top ice cream shops according to a Canadian digital media company.Homestead Ice Cream landed on Yellow Pages’ list of the country’s top 15 best ice cream parlours. The shop, which has been around since 1978, landed at number six on the list.Owner Allen Malberg said he was…

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Who is the mystery artist building makeshift shrines at Leslie Spit?

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Large pillars made of discarded concrete slabs towered above three young people forming a semicircle around loudspeakers blaring hip-hop.While impressive, it wasn’t what we were looking for. It took more than an hour of riding through tall grass, prickly plants and unkempt roads by bicycle last week to find the bizarre-looking structures at the Leslie…

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Paraguay desconoce Asamblea Constituyente en Venezuela

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Paraguay desconoce Asamblea Constituyente en Venezuela

“Esta elección viola normas de la Constitución venezolana y contraviene la voluntad soberana del pueblo, representado en la Asamblea Nacional“, dice el comunicado publicado en la web de la cancillería. “El Tiempo de Colombia / El Gobierno colombiano aseguró este domingo que “la instalación por la fuerza de una ilegítima asamblea constituyente” llevará a Venezuela…

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‘I am basically a prisoner in my own home’: Winnipeg woman says city construction site next door dangerous

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‘I am basically a prisoner in my own home’: Winnipeg woman says city construction site next door dangerous

A new mom says she’s living a nightmare as construction on an infill home next door makes it next to impossible for her to get out of her home safely.Lauren Henderson said she just wants to get to her car safely with her one month old baby, but she can’t.“I can’t take my garbage out….

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Queen’s Baton Relay draws attention to Victoria’s 2022 Commonwealth Games bid

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Queen’s Baton Relay draws attention to Victoria’s 2022 Commonwealth Games bid

Victoria got a brush with royalty as the city hosted the 2018 Queen’s Baton Relay.The Queen’s Baton Relay, often likened to the Olympic Torch relay, takes place prior to the start of the Commonwealth Games.The Queen’s Baton will make a 388-day journey, covering 230,000 kilometres through 70 Commonwealth nations and territories before arriving in Gold Coast,…

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Your stoner friend really is a lot more relaxed than you, scientists confirm

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Your stoner friend really is a lot more relaxed than you, scientists confirm

Recreational marijuana use is now legal in eight states plus the District of Columbia, giving public health researchers more leeway than ever to investigate some of the foundational underpinnings of cannabis culture: How much weed is in a joint? What happens to your brain when you get high?And now: Are chronic marijuana users really more…

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Transgender man gives birth to baby boy, says he is ‘overwhelmed with love’

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Transgender man gives birth to baby boy, says he is ‘overwhelmed with love’

Parenting can be a stressful journey for any individual, but when you’re part of the transgender community, there can be several barriers to even giving birth.But one Portland-based family is on a mission to show transgender people can give birth and raise families. Trystan Reese, who made headlines earlier this year as a pregnant transgender…

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Man who died during robbery was ‘scared to death’

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Man who died during robbery was ‘scared to death’

Police said after the 56-year-old collapsed from what is believed to be a heart attack, the robbers did not allow his co-workers to help him or call 911. The county medical examiner, though, has yet to issue an official finding on the cause of death. Additional autopsy tests are also pending. According to a spokesperson…

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