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By Staff The Canadian Press Posted July 18, 2024 8:09 pm 1 min read Descrease article font size Increase article font size A large Toronto food bank is calling for urgent donations after flooding triggered by torrential rains earlier this week damaged its facility and ruined a large amount of food. The North York Harvest Food Bank says the loading bays in its facility were flooded and water poured into its warehouse. Breaking news from Canada and around the world sent to your email, as it happens. Get breaking National news For news impacting Canada and around the world, sign…

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The Prince Edward Island RCMP is asking for the public’s help after three horses recently had their tail hair cut off. Officers responded on Monday to a report of a damaged electric fence and the cutting of tails at a property in Union, just outside of Alberton. Police say the tails were cut on two separate occasions. A horse that had the hair cut off its tail in P.E.I. is seen in this image. (Courtesy: Brandi Leveque) The first incident reportedly happened about a week before and the second happened this past weekend. “Horse tails play a key role in…

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Labour Minister Seamus O’Regan has announced he will not run in the next federal election, and will be quitting his cabinet position Friday. O’Regan made the announcement in a social media post Thursday, after CTV News reported the high-profile, longtime Liberal is leaving politics for personal reasons. “It never seems to be the right time,” O’Regan said in an interview on CTV News Channel. “There’s always something happening, there’s a lot of news, there’s a lot going on these days, but eventually, at some point, (my husband and I) had to make this decision, and we felt that this was…

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By Jordan Prentice Global News Posted July 18, 2024 8:28 pm 1 min read Descrease article font size Increase article font size An incident at a Dawson Wallace Construction site located at the McCain plant in Coaldale tragically resulted in one person dying. Alberta Occupational Health and Safety is investigating the fatality that happened on Wednesday, when a contractor fell from an undisclosed height and did not survive. No further details were released as the investigation is ongoing. Breaking news from Canada and around the world sent to your email, as it happens. Get breaking National news For news impacting…

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Boost Mobile, the historically MVNO wireless carrier acquired by Disk Network (which rejoined EchoStar), has relaunched as an umbrella company that now includes Boost Infinite and combines all its pre- and post-paid services. Along with the rebranding, Boost Mobile is offering new deals, including an affordable $25 per month option with 5G speeds.The key part of the $25 per month deal is that customers can get that price (with automatic payments) with only a single line, while other carriers usually require you to sign up for multiple lines to get to a lower price per line. For instance, Verizon’s Total…

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— Warning. The following story contains details some readers may find disturbing. A Regina man who stabbed his wife to death in 2017 is getting a new trial, following a recent ruling from the province’s court of appeal. In a decision released to the public on Wednesday, Justices Jillyne Drennan, Meghan McCreary and Brian Barrington-Foote found that the trial of Jason Daniel McKay failed to consider expert evidence about the effect of drugs and alcohol on a person’s memory and their capacity to understand the consequences of their actions. “[The trial judge] also erred in law…

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For as long as the Macdonald and MacKay bridges have been around, people have been tossing coins into the baskets to get between Halifax and Dartmouth. Millions of coins have been dropped over the last several decades, with a number of those being rejected. “They’re collected, they’re taken to our area, and for the last 25 years, they’ve just been put in a bucket,” said Steve Proctor with Halifax Harbour Bridges. The rejected coins are from all over the world, and they’ve been piling up. When Proctor discovered the coins sitting in a vault, he took…

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Descrease article font size Increase article font size Close to 200 young cowboys and cowgirls saddled up for the 10th annual Kainai Youth Rodeo, hosted by the Kainaiwa Children’s Services Corporation. Kainaiwa Children’s Services is also known as Stawatsimaani, which means ‘raising children’ in Blackfoot. For some families who participated in the youth rodeo, the event is about raising children to have a sense of community and responsibility.Kalib Thunder Chief is a father who didn’t hesitate to get his children involved in the rodeo, as he believes it will help them build lasting relationships and important life skills. The email…

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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has blasted Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass price increases in a filing to the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Microsoft revealed last week that it’s increasing PC Game Pass and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate prices, and planning to launch a new Game Pass Standard tier soon without day one access to first-party Xbox games.The FTC calls this new Game Pass Standard tier a “degraded product,” because new Game Pass users won’t be able to sign up to the $10.99 Game Pass for Console, which includes day one game access. Instead, Xbox Game Pass…

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The Downtown Aquarium in Denver has a new resident — a rare orange lobster that was rescued from a shipment of crustaceans delivered to a Red Lobster restaurant in Pueblo, Colorado. A long-term employee who is a dishwasher and head biscuit maker spotted the bright orange lobster while unpacking a shipment last Friday and alerted restaurant managers, aquarium officials said. The staff named it Crush after the Denver Broncos’ legendary Orange Crush defense from 1976 to 1986. “Myself and many of my team are born and raised Denver Broncos fans, so as soon as we saw that…

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