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Winnipeg Energy East critics paddle river as part of nationwide event

Winnipeg Energy East critics paddle river as part of nationwide event

A group of Winnipeggers cycled and paddled through Winnipeg Saturday morning hoping to shed light on how TransCanada's proposed Energy East pipeline poses a threat to the environment. The 4,600-kilometre pipeline would ship about 1.1 million barrels of crude oil east from Alberta to New Brunswick daily. The project would reuse a 40-year-old natural gas pipeline that runs by Shoal Lake — where Wi…

  • Charlie Bowins Skate Park officially opens at McNabb Park

    The family of a young Ottawa man who taught skateboarding to children, raised money for skateboarding causes and died suddenly in March say they're thankful and honoured by the opening of a new downtown skate park named in his honour. Charlie Bowins, 27, died suddenly in his sleep overnight on March 3 after returning home …

  • Discussions about sun damage and skin cancer often draw up images of young women and tanning beds, but it turns out men are actually more likely to get skin cancer, and less likely to slap on the sunscreen. The Canadian Cancer Society estimates that 1 in 57 Canadian men is expected to develop melanoma, the deadliest form …

  • A 40-year-old man was seriously injured after a crash in front of Little Ray's Reptile Zoo in south Ottawa on Saturday, paramedics say. A 50-year-old man was immobilized by paramedics due to possible spinal injuries and was taken to hospital in stable condition. Both vehicles appeared to have been heading south, paramedics …

  • Ambulance wait times a sign of staff shortage, union says

    The union representing Montreal-area paramedics says Urgences-Santé's staffing shortage has resulted in longer wait times. Documents obtained by Radio-Canada indicate that, of 695 emergency calls studied, an ambulance was dispatched within three minutes of a call in 350 cases. This data represents emergency calls placed …

  • Toronto man turns himself in to police after condo double shooting

    Kamal Hassan, 23, of Toronto, surrendered the police on Friday, police said. Project Traveller, which was launched in 2012 and targeted alleged gang members and drug dealers, became well known in Toronto after police recovered a video of former mayor Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine during the investigation.

  • Not the usual trip to Greece for Windsor restaurateur Nick Pontikis

    It's not what Nick Pontikis had in mind when he planned a trip to Greece this summer. The Windsor restaurateur was born in Athens, but is a Canadian citizen. Pontikis is due to land in Athens on Monday morning, the day after the referendum.

  • Chatham Ribfest organizer keeps going, despite medical diagnosis

    Summer, to Doug Hillier, means it's festival season. "My life has been absolutely fantastic, enjoying the outdoor weather and the risks even," he told CBC Radio's Afternoon Drive. Hillier, born and raised in London, has organized festivals of all kinds (but mainly food-related) across southwestern Ontario for more than …

  • Global Showbiz Briefs: ‘Amazing Race Canada’, Nine Network, Quickflix

    A Nova Scotia man will make history with his upcoming appearance on the reality TV show The Amazing Race Canada. Hamilton Elliott, 20, will be the first transgender person to appear on either the American or Canadian version of the hit show. "I ran the race for my family and friends, and I did it for transgender people," …

  • Gemma New is helping to change that last detail. New is the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra's newest music director, hired in May after a two-year search. The 28-year-old is also one of the few female conductors in North America.

  • The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the newborn Princess of Cambridge, as the Cambridges will appear in public for the first time as a family of four at Princess Charlotte's christening.

    Princess Charlotte's christening Sunday will be a private family affair to celebrate the newest member of the House of Windsor. Members of the public have been invited to wait and watch from the paddock near St. Mary Magdalene Church on the Queen's Sandringham estate, where the two-month-old daughter of Prince William …

  • U.S. Ambassador to Canada Heyman speaks during an event in Ottawa

    Diplomatic relations between the Canadian government and U.S. Ambassador Bruce Heyman appear to have warmed up after a reportedly frosty welcome to the capital a little over a year ago. Heyman had been ambassador to Canada for less than two weeks last April when the U.S. government put off once again a final decision on …

  • At least 4 homes destroyed by wildfires in Montreal Lake, Saskatchewan

    Northern wildfires are creating major problem in Montreal Lake tonight. Montreal Lake is about 100 kilometres north of Prince Albert. D'Amato said he expects to have an updated number of houses that are destroyed by morning.

  • Toronto police are asking for the public's help after a woman was allegedly forced into a car and sexually assaulted early Friday morning. 

  • Two lighthouses in New Brunswick are now preserved under the Heritage Lighthouse Protection Act, according to a list from Parks Canada released Thursday. The list is part of a five-year process intended to preserve parts of Canada's marine history. A total of 74 lighthouses have been designated by both the Minister of …

  • Obby Khan is hoping to help his former team feed the hungry as part of "Tackle Hunger," a nationwide effort to see which city with a CFL franchise can raise the most money and food for charity. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are hoping to beat last year's winners, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Khan, a member of Winnipeg's Muslim …

  • WeChat messaging app linked to blackmail scam

    A free messaging and calling app popular in the Asian community is being used by scammers to blackmail men who use it to meet women, according to Toronto police. Investigators say after a victim reaches out to someone on the WeChat app, he will be asked to send iTunes gift cards worth a few hundred dollars, along with …

  • Jays or Tigers? Who are you rooting for this weekend?

    Because looking at the orange and the blue on display in the lineup for the tunnel bus in Windsor on Friday night, you can figure out who is a Tigers fan and who is very obviously supporting the Blue Jays. This weekend, the two teams are playing a three-game series in Detroit. Kris Warren of St. Thomas, Ont., wore or …

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