• $60M lotto winner is Mary Wernicke, from Neville, Sask.

    "I was shocked," Mary Wernicke, from Neville, Sask., said when she learned she was the winner of a recent $60-million lottery draw. Neville is a village of about 80 residents, about 50 kilometres south of Swift Current. Wernicke bought a $5 quick pick ticket from a Swift Current drug store.

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  • Former teacher and badminton coach charged with historical sex crimes against young males

    Victoria police have arrested a former youth badminton coach for alleged sexual assaults dating back to the 1970s and is asking for additional victims to come forward. Harry Charles Sadd, 70, has been charged with one count of sexual assault from 1983 and three counts of indecent assault by a male on a male person between 1978 and 1981. In a statement, police say a victim, who is now an adult, came forward to report multiple alleged sexual assaults that occurred while he was a child and teen.

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  • After 60 fake calls to 911, police arrest 2 girls for mischief

    Police say they've tracked down the phone and two girls they believe are responsible for making 60 fake calls to 911 over four weeks this summer.

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  • Heavy rainfall in Alberta leading to heightened concerns along the North Saskatchewan River

    Wed, Aug 24: In a 24-hour span, water levels in Edmonton increased by three metres, which has Saskatchewan's Water Security Agency expecting high stream flows further down the river. Flows are expected to start increasing near the Saskatchewan border late Thursday. Ryan Kessler reports.

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  • Transgender woman files human rights complaint alleging discrimination at salon

    A transgender woman in Charlottetown has filed a complaint with the P.E.I. Human Rights Commission alleging she was refused service at a local salon because of her transgender status. Kristen McKay says she went into Carrie's Esthetic Salon in downtown Charlottetown on Tuesday afternoon to get her nails and makeup done and for makeup lessons. McKay said a woman at the salon informed her that she didn't do services for men, and when McKay replied that she's not a man but a transgender woman, McKay was still refused service.

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  • 'This is the saddest photo I have ever taken,' B.C. woman says of grandparents forced to live apart

    “I just want to see them together,” said the couple’s granddaughter Ashley Bartyik. Wolf, 83, and Anita, 81, are in separate care facilities in Surrey, B.C., and even though the regional health authority says it’s working to reunite the couple, their families fear time is running out. Wolf has dementia and has been diagnosed with lymphoma.

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  • Sask. women struggling after Canada Child Benefit payments cut

    Many Saskatchewan women receiving federal Canada Child Benefit payments are upset after random case reviews have led to months of delayed payments. Introduced by the federal Liberal party, the Canada Child Benefit (CCB) was touted as a "game changer", especially for low-income families. It replaced the Canada Child Tax Benefit, the National Child Benefit Supplement and the Universal Child Care Benefit programs.

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  • Man who lost house to fire shocked person he knows charged with arson

    John Neville breaks down when he's asked if he can forgive the man charged with setting fire to his house. John Henoche, 30, has been charged with arson, breaking and entering, and breaches of probation.

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  • ATV-riding teen survives close call with cable on west Quebec trail

    A teenager from Arnprior, Ont., suffered painful neck injuries after accidentally driving her all-terrain vehicle into a steel cable strung across a private road that she had been using for almost a decade. Taylor Yach, 16, was thrown from her ATV and knocked unconscious after running into the three-metre cable on Saturday near her family's cottage in Ladysmith, Que. She was taken to hospital and her family called police. Yach admitted she was operating her ATV on private property at the time of the collision, but said she had been using the narrow dirt road near Highway 303 since she was a small child to tap maple trees and splash through puddles.

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  • Alberta NDP gets 'F' grade, 2 business leaders tell Calgary Eyeopener

    With Alberta mired in the steepest economic decline since the early 1980s, two prominent Calgary entrepreneurs say the NDP government deserves a failing grade for its handling of the crisis. On Tuesday, Alberta Finance Minister Joe Ceci delivered a quarterly financial update that forecasts the province's deficit will soar by $527 million to a record $10.9 billion in 2016-17. The Eyeopener asked three Calgary business leaders how they would rate the leadership of Premier Rachel Notley's team — and what they would do differently.

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  • B.C. family upset over wiggling worm discovered in fish for dinner

    Ram claims that he went to the T&T Supermarket in SW Marine Drive on Sunday and purchased some fresh halibut that was on sale. Ram said he then called the T&T Supermarket and was advised to bring it back.

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  • Trump rebukes racism claims as Clinton warns of radicalism

    Donald Trump confronted head-on allegations that he is racist on Thursday, defending his hard-line approach to immigration while trying to make the case to minority voters that Democrats have abandoned them. "Hillary Clinton is going to try to accuse this campaign, and the millions of decent Americans who support this campaign, of being racists," Trump predicted at his rally in Manchester, New Hampshire.

    The Canadian Press
  • Dog that killed shih tzu leaped fence to charge toddler months earlier, neighbour says

    The Labrador retriever mix that killed a smaller dog last week in Linden Woods has also jumped a fence to charge a toddler and another shih tzu, says a neighbour who wants the dog removed from the area. CoCo, the two-year-old dog that killed a shih tzu out for a walk with its owner on Aug. 13, has prompted neighbourhood complaints to Winnipeg's animal services agency before. April Harrison's family had just moved into their home across the back fence from CoCo's owner when the dog came into their yard on June 4, she said.

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  • Baby's brain damage blamed on hospital delivery

    A family is suing the Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority after they say their baby experienced a traumatic birth resulting in lifelong effects. In a statement of claim filed at Manitoba's Court of Queen's Bench last week, the family said the health region didn't have experienced staff or necessary equipment when the baby was born. The family alleges that left the newborn with inadequate oxygen and a spinal cord injury, which caused brain damage, a developmental delay and paralysis.

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  • Man gets 40 years for pouring scalding water on gay couple

    Jurors deliberated for about 90 minutes before finding Martin Blackwell, 48, guilty of eight counts of aggravated battery and two counts of aggravated assault in the February attack on Anthony Gooden and Marquez Tolbert. Fulton County Superior Court Judge Henry Newkirk said the evidence was overwhelming and that Blackwell had behaved in a soulless and malicious way. "You had so many outs where the voice of reason could have taken over," the judge told Blackwell, who had faced up to 80 years in prison.

    The Canadian Press
  • My London - Homeless Photographers Capture The Capital

    A thought-provoking photography competition has seen homeless Londoners capture their unique perspectives of the city. MyLondon Photography Competition 2016 is run by the charity Cafe Art, which uses art to connect homeless people to their communities. The charity gave a disposable camera to 200 homeless people, who were given the task of picturing the city as they experience it – the results were a joyful depiction of the capital’s people, buildings and quirks.

    Matilda Long
  • Who picked the plum tree?

    A couple from Langley is baffled, frustrated and a little frightened after someone picked their plum tree clean earlier this month. "There were hundreds of plums," said Sunnie Skoumal, who planted the Italian plum tree seven years ago as a gift to her husband Denny.

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  • 6-year-old boy with autism opens 'Superstore' in West Kelowna

    Six-year-old Ayden Geary was headed home after the fireworks on Canada Day when he got the idea to open his own store. The autistic child was concerned after he realized there were no open signs in many of the shops he passed at night. The hours of operation for Storage Superstore's physical location are being determined.

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  • Re-entry date announced for Fort McMurray neighbourhoods Abasand and Beacon Hill

    People who live in the Fort McMurray neighbourhoods hardest hit by last May's wildfire will finally be allowed to return home next week, city officials announced Thursday. "We look forward to answering your questions and listening to your concerns and priorities at our next community engagement session.

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  • What you need to know about the Rona affair

    Hearings are underway at the National Assembly today to unravel the controversy surrounding the sale of the Quebec hardware company Rona to its American competitor, Lowe's. The fallout from the deal ultimately forced Jacques Daoust to step down as Quebec's transport minister and give up his seat in the National Assembly. Last February, the U.S. home hardware chain Lowe's announced it was buying Rona in a friendly takeover valued at $3.2 billion Cdn.

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  • Brother: Deaf man shot by state trooper was afraid of police

    Standing beside a memorial where his brother died near the family's home, Sam Harris said police are all too often inaccessible to deaf people, relating his own story about how he ended up with a gun in his face because he, too, is deaf and couldn't follow the officer's shouted orders. Daniel Kevin Harris "had times where because of the inaccessibility with police, there were misunderstandings that led to him being afraid of the police," his brother said through an interpreter near a large picture of Harris with "Police Brutality Domestic Terrorism" written underneath. Daniel Harris had arrests in several states on minor charges, including three for resisting police officers.

    The Canadian Press
  • Dog mauling sends Edmonton woman to hospital

    A 51-year old Edmonton woman is in hospital for non-life threatening injuries after being mauled by two dogs in north Edmonton. Sam Fyith was sitting in his living room when he heard the woman's screams.

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  • Watch the moment a funnel cloud forms over Windsor, Ont.

    Kevin Ross of LaSalle, Ont., stood calmly on his deck and filmed the very few seconds it took for what appears to be a funnel cloud to form over Windsor, Ont. Further in the background, his kids can be heard screaming for him from the basement as a TV plays eerie music the second the funnel cloud appears on camera. Ross said he didn't capture the apparent tornado that touched down a few blocks away from his LaSalle home just minutes before one formed in neighbouring Windsor.

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  • Ten years later: Disappearance of senior at Alberta fire lookout still a mystery

    It's been a decade since 70-year-old Stephanie Stewart vanished while working alone at a wildfire lookout in dense mountain forest in northwestern Alberta. Hal Turnbull says tips continue to come in about the case, but there have been no arrests.

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  • Golden opportunity lost: mining company rejects B.C. offer worth millions

    HiTest, an Edmonton-based mining company, spent months negotiating with the municipal and provincial government, as well as BC Hydro, only to announce yesterday that they would be building their processing plant south of the border in Newport, Washington. In an e-mailed statement to CBC, company representative John Carlson wrote that they had preferred to build the site in Canada, but economic factors prevailed. HiTest said it was still looking forward to conducting its mining operations in the area.

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