July 26th, 2017

Southern People

Alberta wildlife officers kill cougar that wandered onto Calgary golf course

By The Canadian Press on July 26th, 2017

CALGARY – Alberta wildlife officers have killed a cougar that wandered onto a golf course in southeast Calgary. The animal was seen walking around the Willow Park golf course on Wednesday morning. Police asked people to leave the area as wildlife officers kept an eye on the big cat in the hope it would leave ... Read More »

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Defence officials struggling with details of Liberal tax-break promise

By Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press on July 26th, 2017

OTTAWA – National Defence has been struggling to make good on one of the Trudeau government’s recent promises: giving tax breaks to military personnel and police officers deployed on certain overseas operations. Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan announced the measure during a major speech at the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ont., in May as part ... Read More »

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Federal housing agency says downturn in Toronto housing market to be short-lived

By The Canadian Press on July 26th, 2017

TORONTO – The federal housing agency says the current downturn in Toronto’s housing market is expected to be short-lived. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. says Toronto property prices, which have fallen over the last couple of months, should pick up again as demand bounces back. The Ontario government introduced measures in the spring, including a ... Read More »

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B.C. vigilante group ordered to remove photos, details from website

By The Canadian Press on July 26th, 2017

VANCOUVER – British Columbia’s information and privacy commissioner has ordered a Surrey-based vigilante group to stop posting personal information about two men the group alleges are linked to child luring. Acting information and privacy commissioner Drew McArthur says in his ruling that Surrey Creep Catcher violated B.C.’s Personal Information Protection Act by gathering and posting ... Read More »

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‘The History of Comedy’ explores minds and personal struggles of comedians

By Lauren La Rose, The Canadian Press on July 26th, 2017

Standup is the ultimate high-wire act for comedians as they balance the thrills and fears of live performance, but the roller-coaster of emotions doesn’t slow down once they step off stage, says American comic W. Kamau Bell “A lot of times after a show – if it goes well, especially – you have all this ... Read More »

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Messam, Hughes and Reilly named CFL top performers for Week 5

By The Canadian Press on July 26th, 2017

TORONTO – Calgary running back Jerome Messam and defensive lineman Charleston Hughes and Edmonton quarterback Mike Reilly are the CFL’s top performers for Week 5. Messam had 135 rushing yards and a touchdown in the Stampeders’ 27-10 win over Saskatchewan on Saturday. Messam currently leads the league with 323 rushing yards. Hughes recorded three sacks, ... Read More »

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Statue kept decades in Philly closet sent to Italian church

By The Associated Press on July 26th, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – A nearly life-sized statue missing from an Italian church is returning home after spending decades in a Philadelphia home as a woman’s personal shrine. Ed Nader told WHYY-TV (http://bit.ly/2tDlxC4 ) he was visiting Montauro, Italy, the birthplace of his great-grandmother, when he mentioned the statue depicting St. Pantaleon, considered the patron saint of ... Read More »

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Crown and defence agree on prison term for neglecting and abusing toddler

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press on July 26th, 2017

WINNIPEG – A Manitoba woman who admitted her repeated abuse and neglect killed her 21-month-old daughter is facing a possible sentence of life in prison without parole for at least 14 years. That’s the joint recommendation from the Crown and defence for Vanessa Lynn Bushie, who pleaded guilty earlier this year to the second-degree murder ... Read More »

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Judge: Baby Charlie Gard will end life in hospice, not home

By Caroline Spiezio, The Associated Press on July 26th, 2017

LONDON – Critically ill baby Charlie Gard will be transferred to a hospice to die Thursday unless his parents and a hospital agree on an end-of-life plan that could potentially keep the child alive for a bit longer, a British judge has ruled. High Court judge Nicholas Francis gave 11-month-old Charlie’s parents and the hospital ... Read More »

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Judge dismisses discrimination suit against CNN, Turner

By Kathleen Foody, The Associated Press on July 26th, 2017

ATLANTA – A federal judge has dismissed a class-action racial discrimination lawsuit filed by current and former black employees of Time Warner, owner of Turner networks including CNN, TNT and TBS. U.S. District Court Judge William Duffey of the Northern District of Georgia wrote in Tuesday’s dismissal order that the two employees named in the ... Read More »

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Inquiry ordered into allegations against Calgary police officers in 2008 arrest

By Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press on July 26th, 2017

CALGARY – Alberta’s justice minister has ordered an inquiry into how authorities responded to perjury and assault allegations stemming from an arrest involving two Calgary police officers, including one who would become president of the city’s police union. The Law Enforcement Review Board is to examine whether there were any efforts to hinder public oversight ... Read More »

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