• Don Cheadle, Michelle Williams outraged at Trump's Dwyane Wade tweet

    Donald Trump is once again igniting outrage with a single tweet. The U.S. Republican presidential nominee posted a message on social media Saturday morning following the shooting death of Nykea Aldridge, the cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade. The initial tweet didn't offer condolences, instead focusing on his bid to win African-American voters in the Nov. 8 American election.

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  • Edmonton man builds escape room ... in his garage

    In Edmonton, you can discover Mars, but there's a little bit of a hitch — it's in a garage. The garage-based red planet simulator was the brainchild of Tom Robinson, Paul Goebel and Chris Procter. "I tell them I created an art exhibit in my garage based on escape rooms and they should come give it a try.

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  • Mother of man killed in donation bin remembers 'quirky, silly and kindhearted' son

    Kristi Langille says her son, Tyler Laplante, was quirky, silly and kindhearted. Laplante was the 20-year-old from Surrey, B.C. who was killed Tuesday when he became trapped in a clothing donation bin near Guildford Town Centre in Surrey. Laplante was always loved by his family, Langille said, but he also struggled with addiction.

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  • Police lay murder charge in death of man found in Winnipeg dumpster

    Winnipeg police have charged one person with first degree murder and two others with manslaughter weeks after Garnet Walter Williams was found dead in a dumpster earlier this month. On Friday, Jeremy Lee Allen, 27, Miranda Nancy LeClaire, 32, and Lyle Barrow, 30, were arrested. All three are from Winnipeg, police said.

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  • Barbecue lights balcony fire at Saskatoon apartment building

    A Saskatoon apartment building was evacuated on Saturday morning after a barbecue caught fire on a second-floor balcony.

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  • Sask. First Nation wants Husky Energy to step up oil spill response

    The chief of a Saskatchewan First Nation says Husky Energy needs to step up and take responsibility for oil in the river near the community. The James Smith Cree Nation is located about 60 kilometres east of Prince Albert, Sask., and after the Husky Energy oil spill on July 21, the reserve's chief said oil has flowed into the Saskatchewan River to the shores of his community.

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  • MP critical of 22 Minutes star's post about Parliament Hill shooting

    This Hour has 22 Minutes comedian Mark Critch says he  has spoken with Calgary Nose Hill MP Michelle Rempel and things are "all good now" after she took him to task for the post. The Instagram post didn't go over well with Rempel. Rempel was on the Hill when Michael Zehaf-Bibeau attacked the National War Memorial and killed Cpl.

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  • Quebecers worry about burkini debate

    France's top administrative court has overturned a controversial ban on burkinis, but some Quebecers are concerned about the bathing suit becoming a source of tension on beaches and public swimming pools. Elsy Fneiche, who lives in Laval, says it's her personal decision to wear a burkini because that is what she feels most comfortable in. The burkini is a full-body swimsuit that is similar to a wetsuit, meant for women who normally wear the hijab.

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  • The Latest: Man arrested in nuns' deaths has criminal record

    A spokeswoman says the man arrested in the killing of two nuns in Mississippi has a criminal record and is currently on probation. Grace Simmons Fisher, a spokeswoman for the Mississippi Department of Corrections, said Saturday that Rodney Earl Sanders was convicted of a felony DUI in Attala County and sentenced on Feb. 23, 2015. Fisher says Sanders was also convicted of armed robbery in Holmes County and served six years.

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  • Calgary police investigate death of woman whose body was found on a driveway in Cranston

    Calgary police are investigating after a woman was found lying dead on a driveway in the southeast community of Cranston on Saturday morning. Emergency crews arrived at the scene in the 100 block of Cranston Green S.E. around 7:15 a.m. after a resident reported a person in medical distress, said EMS spokesman Stuart Brideaux. A police spokesman said the medical examiner did not indicate a cause of death, so the case is being treated as suspicious until a post mortem can be conducted next week.

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  • 2 dead in rollover near Meadow Lake

    Two people died and several others were injured following a rollover in a field north of Meadow Lake, Sask., early Saturday morning, RCMP say. According to RCMP at around 2:40 a.m. CST officers were on Highway 4, about four kilometres north of the community, attending to another call when they noticed a vehicle had rolled in a field about 60 to 70 metres east of the road. Meadow Lake fire and ambulance crews were called and the injured people were taken to the hospital.

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  • Actress Emma Thompson backs Nunavut community in fight against seismic testing

    British actress Emma Thompson called her visit to small hamlet a "remarkable journey" as she looked to raise awareness about the community's Supreme Court battle over seismic testing in Baffin Bay and Davis Strait. Thompson was invited by the community through Greenpeace, which is financially backing Clyde River's Supreme Court of Canada battle against the National Energy Board's decision to allow seismic testing in Baffin Bay and Davis Strait.

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  • Zimbabwe's black market targets women to be sold as wives

    Sat, Aug 27: As Zimbabwe deals with political and economic woes, a dried up riverbed has become an easy route for smugglers. A black market is propping up the needs of everyday life in the country. But in the crosshairs, women are being smuggled and sold as wives. Emily Elias reports.

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  • Headstone of Civil War soldier to be fixed after 154 years

    Some mistakes are never too late to fix. A Civil War soldier misidentified when he was buried at an Ohio cemetery more than 150 years ago is to get a new headstone. Confederate soldier Augustus Beckmann was fatally wounded in the Battle of Shiloh on April 7, 1862.

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  • Photographer captures Syrian family's new found joy in St. John's

    As images of the horrors Syrians are facing continue to pour in, a St. John's-based photographer is telling a different story. Photographer Elbonita Kozhani has documented the playfulness and challenges of the Khalif family – a Syrian couple and their eight children –  as they adjust to a new home in Canada's eastern-most province. "You typically see what is going on in Syria but one thing we don't see is the aftermath, after they have arrived.

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  • Monthly marijuana cooking class teaches Calgarians to cook with cannabis

    A group of Calgarians took part in a special cooking class Saturday to learn to cook with marijuana. First up, Crystal Gooding explained her recipe for CannaCoconut Oil, which is coconut oil infused with marijuana. "You're going to dump your cannabis in there, your ounce... and you're going to bring it to a good simmer," she told the group of about 15 people who turned up at the 420 Clinic in Inglewood for the cooking class.

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  • Lost Lagoon's last mute swans have new home in animal sanctuary

    The last mute swans in Stanley Park's Lost Lagoon have flown the coop. With only three of the birds still living in the park, down from 70 in the 1960s, the Vancouver Park board has moved the remaining birds to an unspecified 10-acre animal sanctuary. "They're elderly birds, to start with," said park ranger Mike McIntosh.

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  • Patience, picklers! An expert canner offers tips to build your summer stash

    As soon as you peel your peaches, you might feel like there's a race against the clock before they go brown, but it doesn't have to be that way. The pressure listed by a pressure canner dial might not be correct, and dials may have to be calibrated.

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  • Gonzaga School encourages young artists to make collage, kids pass

    Gonzaga Middle School opened its doors to young artists in the community on Saturday to create a collage recognizing the history of residential schools and reconciliation, unfortunately the kids didn't show. Tom Lussier, the school's principal and executive director, said controversy around the school's opening didn't have anything to do with the dismal attendance. Although Gonzaga has won over a few critics, some in the community wondered if it would also encourage students to abandon their cultural roots in favour of Catholicism.

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  • Taber boy fighting for life after being struck by a car while riding his bike

    A 10-year-old boy is fighting for his life at a Calgary hospital after he was struck by a car while riding his bike near the town of Taber in southern Alberta. "He was regrettably in true life-threatening condition," when he was rushed to the Taber Health Centre by local emergency crews, said EMS spokesman Stuart Brideaux. The boy was stabilized and flown to the Alberta Children's Hospital by STARS ambulance, where he remains in serious condition, Brideaux said.

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  • Toronto mother sells house to support son with developmental disabilities

    Vicki McCallum is the mother of 27-year-old Julian McCallum. He is deaf, has an intellectual disability and suffers from a genetic syndrome — a combination that means Julian lives at home and depends on his parents. 

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  • Province seeks new wave of justices of the peace to preside over civil weddings

    For the first time in about 10 years, the Department of Justice has put out a province-wide call for people who want to become justices of the peace to preside over civil weddings. Peter James is a director of court services who is responsible for the administrative justice of the peace program with respect to civil weddings. James says there are 103 justices of the peace to preside over about 2,500 civil weddings a year in the province.

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  • Ratatouille recipe serves up harvest vegetables

    Drawing inspiration from fall harvest vegetables, chef Fraser MacLeod of 529 Wellington prepared and served a roasted squash ratatouille using only the ingredients he could find at the downtown Winnipeg farmers market on Thursday.

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  • Nova Scotia sexual assault victims get service dogs to help with PTSD

    Canine companions are helping to relieve symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder in sexual assault survivors.

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  • The perils of taking information at face value

    The press release declared that an "overwhelming majority" of Winnipeg CAA members want the intersection to remain closed off to pedestrians. Given the longstanding debate over this very issue and the fact that Winnipeg's mayor Brian Bowman campaigned on the idea that citizens should once again be able to cross that intersection by foot, it was only a matter of time before our newsroom and all others rushed to publish their own versions of the story under tight deadlines. Ever the skeptic, a newsroom colleague thought it worthwhile to request a copy of the underlying survey results — which had not been provided as part of the press package — to better understand how CAA Manitoba derived its conclusions.

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