• Mom who died saving son kept him above water until rescue

    A mother was enjoying a family boat trip across Lake Powell when she heard a scream and splash. Chelsey Russell, a 35-year-old mother of two from Lakewood, Colorado, jumped in to rescue her son. Officials with Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, which encompasses the 186-mile-long lake along the Utah-Arizona border, said the boy was in stable condition and flown to a hospital about 200 miles away in Flagstaff, Arizona, as a precaution.

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  • Canada ex-PM Harper quits Parliament, to work as consultant

    OTTAWA (Reuters) - Former Canadian Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who served in office from 2006 to 2015, announced on Friday he was leaving Parliament, and he appears set for a career in the private sector. Harper, 57, quit as Conservative leader after losing an election last October to the Liberals of Justin Trudeau. Although Harper did not say what he would be doing next, he and two close aides established a consulting business in late 2015. In May, a source told Reuters that several companies had asked Harper to sit on their boards. ...

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  • UPS delivers anger to Winnipeg family after painting is thrown out

    It was an heirloom painting that hung in her family home and was on its way as a wedding gift to her nephew, but now Judith Putter says UPS has thrown it in the garbage. The painting by the late Alicia Popoff, a well-known abstract painter from Saskatchewan, was purchased by Putter's parents about 28 years ago. When Putter's nephew, Jeremy, got engaged about five years ago it was promised as his wedding present.

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  • Hungover customer brings heaps of business to struggling Alberta fish and chip shop

    Up until a few days ago, business was "absolutely terrible" at John McMillan's little fish and chips shop in Lethbridge, Alta. "I had a few drinks the night before and I was feeling like some grease," Colin Ross told the Calgary Eyeopener on Friday.

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  • Crossbows in Canada: what you need to know about the deadly weapon

    A triple-murder committed with a crossbow this week in Toronto has put a focus on the increasingly popular weapon. Brett Ryan, 35, is in jail facing three counts of first-degree murder after two men and a woman were killed at a Scarborough home Thursday. Police say the fatal injuries were caused by crossbow bolts and a crossbow was found nearby.

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  • Vancouver couple sues hospital over alleged theft during baby delivery

    A Vancouver couple is suing BC Women's Hospital, saying they were robbed during the birth of their child. The lawsuit states that Erin Gilmore and her partner showed up at women's hospital — ready for their baby to be born. The claim states a nurse told her partner, Nelson Borges, to put all their belongings in a locker.

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  • Mom convicted of killing girl whose body was found in ravine

    A woman who wrote on Facebook that "Mommy loves you, my angel" after her 3-year-old daughter was found dead in a ravine in a neighbouring suburb was convicted Friday of killing her by a jury that deliberated for four days. Adrienne Williams, 37, was found guilty of third-degree murder, evidence tampering and abuse of a corpse in the death of Adrionna Williams. Prosecutors contend the Wilkinsburg woman asphyxiated Adrionna before leaving the girl's body in a wooded area of Swissvale in June 2015.

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  • Couple who met on SkyTrain tie the knot on Canada Line

    Most people won't think of the SkyTrain as the most romantic spot in Vancouver, but for some, Cupid's arrow hits them where they least expect it.

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  • Edmonton pushing for lawns to go natural

    Enough of that highfalutin Kentucky bluegrass or common fescues — the City of Edmonton is exploring ways to encourage homeowners to go natural when it comes to their lawns. Michael Walters asked city staff to look into the benefits of native vegetation, including how lawns can be converted and how homeowners can be encouraged to transform their lawns into a naturalized wonderland.

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  • Suger gliders 'abandoned' at the Edmonton airport will be returned to owner

    To say it's been a full house at Ciera Kozak's place this week would be an understatement. On Wednesday, she took possession of eleven sugar gliders she says were abandoned by their owner at Edmonton International Airport, because they didn't have the proper paperwork to be put on a flight. Since then, the owner has contacted the airline, Kozak and Alberta SPCA, saying he wants the animals back.

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  • UBC takes $50 housing fee from thousands they will likely never house

    Finding affordable housing has always been a challenge for university students.

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  • Knocking on door of suspected drunk driver violated rights, court rules

    A police officer who knocked on the door of a suspected drunk driver six years ago violated the man's charter rights, so he must be found "not guilty," Saskatchewan's highest court says. The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal recently ruled on the case of John Scott Rogers, who was acquitted of impaired driving at provincial court but was later ordered to stand trial again. A provincial court judge initially said knocking on someone's door while looking for evidence can be considered an unconstitutional search, violating charter-protected privacy rights, so the evidence had to be thrown out.

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  • Banff Food Bank desperate for donations as shelves nearly bare

    Shelves at the Banff Food Bank are nearly bare just days before the facility is set to reopen.

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  • Widespread destruction of Fort McMurray homes largely preventable, report says

    A new report concludes the widespread destruction of homes in the Fort McMurray wildfire was largely preventable. "The total number of homes lost at Fort McMurray would have been far fewer if there had been more widespread adoption of FireSmart risk-reduction practices by homeowners," according to the report by the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction. FireSmart Canada is a national program that promotes measures to reduce wildfire risk.

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  • Here are the secret ingredients to 7 famous recipes

    Why are McDonald's fries so addictive and what makes KFC's chicken finger lickin' good?

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  • Alberta town imposes curfew bylaw on youth

    If you're under 15 years old and you live in the town of Bruderheim, you'll have to be home by 11 p.m. — or your parents could get in trouble. According to a new curfew bylaw that came into effect on July 6, parents can be fined up to $100 if their children are out in public late at night without supervision. Derrick Koller said to date there have been no infractions.

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  • Jelena Loncar killing: police announce $50,000 reward for information leading to arrests

    Loncar died when shots were fired outside the club in the early morning hours of Aug. 26, 2014. Loncar was shot once in the chest and died in hospital. Loncar's younger sister Lana Loncar was also at the news conference and said even though "there is no happy ending to this story" her family still wants justice for Jelena. "My sister will never get to celebrate another birthday, or get married, or have kids, or do anything at all," said Lana Loncar.

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  • Mount Pearl man confronts truck driver over early morning noise

    Bob Stamp is fed up with early morning banging and clanging by his house, and it finally led to a confrontation. The Mount Pearl man says waste management company GFL makes a racket emptying a garbage bin near his house as early as four in the morning — three hours earlier than the city's noise bylaw allows — a few days a week. It's been happening for three years, he said, and he's not getting any help from Mount Pearl's municipal enforcement officers.

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  • Group uses ancient techniques to build contest winning cabin

    Community Forest International is taking the winning plans from its sustainable cabin competition and building an affordable, off the grid tiny home in the woods of South Branch. Shamus Griffith is the group's green builder in residence and he's responsible for putting the plans into action.

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  • Chicago Story: Trump sends GOP donors spinning

    Ron Gidwitz, Dan Webb and William Kunkler are veteran Republicans — and friends — from Chicago's political money circuit. Gidwitz is hosting fundraisers for Donald Trump. Webb wrote a big check for Hillary Clinton.

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  • Can a real estate agent protect you from biker gangs?

    In the advertisement, a parade of tattooed motorcyclists rumbles onto the driveway of a freshly sold home to hand the horrified new owner his leather vest. Welcome to the Satan's Undertakers!

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  • Man charged after pointing replica handgun at woman in central Alberta town

    When the woman asked the man what he was doing, police say he pointed the replica handgun at her. RCMP subsequently arrested a 27-year-old man and charged him with assault with a weapon and using a firearm in the commission of an offence. Replica handguns are prohibited in Canada and they cannot be sold or given to an individual.

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  • Passenger recounts 'shocking' flight after object breaks outer window

    An Island man says he had an unnerving experience after an object broke the outer pane of glass on his flight from Charlottetown to Montreal. 

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  • Vancouver skunk caught in trap: $1,000 reward offered

    An animal advocacy group is offering a $1,000 reward after a skunk was found caught in a leg-hold trap in a Vancouver neighbourhood. "People are probably trapping because they're having problems with nuisance animals, and we like to highlight there are a lot of non-lethal alternatives for dealing with skunks and raccoons. Residents should look into those alternatives first," said Adrian Nelson with the Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals.

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  • Why can't we figure out roundabouts?

    With five roundabouts now in the capital city — not all of them yet operational — the push is on for drivers to educate themselves on how to navigate them. As simple as roundabouts are supposed to be, some motorists are still having trouble figuring them out, like the driver who tried to back out of the newest roundabout near the Paul Reynolds Community Centre in Wedgewood Park. Danny Breen said the city is trying to let drivers know about the rules of roundabouts, by placing ads in the paper and creating an interactive feature on its website.

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