• Bride-to-be claims venue violating religious rights by denying all-halal menu

    A Dartmouth, N.S. woman says her religious rights are being violated because her request to have a fully halal menu at her wedding venue is being denied. Susan Ashley and her fiance Mohammed are planning on a June, 2020, wedding. For their special day, they need a space for 200 guests that includes two adjoining rooms, which is why they chose the Delta Hotel in Dartmouth. But they say their request that the hotel’s chefs prepare a full halal meal in accordance with their faith is being den
  • ‘Tight-knit community’ of Leduc reeling after 3 die in workplace incident

    The mayor of Leduc said the entire community is affected by the deaths of three workers in what RCMP are calling a "serious workplace accident" in an industrial area.
  • New fully accessible trail opens to users in Fish Creek Park

    Visitors to Fish Creek Provincial Park in Calgary now have a new way to experience the area, one that provides barrier-free access to park users of all abilities. The Cecile Buhl One Kilometre Experience is the first of seven accessible trails being rolled out throughout Alberta. They incorporate viewpoints, bridge railings and even tactile warning surfaces for those with vision loss. It is named after an educator and Alberta Parks volunteer who helped with different strategies to serve Albertan
  • Canadian researchers developing 'Trojan horse' weapon to battle bacterial superbugs

    Antibiotic resistance is a billion-dollar problem that health-care professionals say is “not going away” and will only get worse unless the federal government steps in. But Canadian researchers in Manitoba are trying to blaze a new path using technology called magnetic nanoparticles. And for Winnipeg resident Shane Hartje, their potential success is extremely personal. On June 5, 2016 he injured his spinal cord in a dirt biking accident that left him paralyzed below his chest. But it
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  • Alberta government signs Jordan’s Principle agreement with feds, First Nations group

    The Alberta government has signed the memorandum of understanding on Jordan's Principle with the First Nations Health Consortium and the federal government.
  • Trudeau to meet key Pacific trade partners at APEC leaders' summit

    PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau walks into this weekend's APEC leaders' summit with a chance to smooth over lingering sore feelings with some of Canada's key trading partners on the Pacific Rim. Trudeau will meet his counterparts from Australia and Japan, and have the opportunity to bump into leaders from the 21 countries in the hallways of the busy summit. Observers say Japan, Australia and the remainder of an 11-nation Pacific Rim trade pact are still upset over
  • Black Friday, Christmas deliveries threatened by Canada Post strikes

    Canadians who are getting into the holiday retail spirit early may have some difficulty delivering their gifts in time, as the rotating Canada Post strike enters its fourth week. For Winnipeg’s Lindsay Henley, who gets paid by mail and might not even receive paycheques on time, the threat of delivery delays has spurred her into early Christmas planning. “I’m doing all of my Christmas shopping early,” she told CTV Winnipeg. “I’m really trying to get ahead of it
  • Snow and strong winds create slick road conditions and power outages in some communities

    Snowfall overnight is creating slick conditions on some roads in and around Calgary and high winds have knocked out power to some areas of the city. Environment Canada has issued wind warnings for parts of southern Alberta and says wind gusts could reach 100 km/h in some areas. The weather agency says a cold front is moving through the southern part of the province and is expected to leave the area later in the day. The high winds snapped trees in some Calgary communities knocking out power and
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  • Hackers get access to girls' accounts, demand provocative photos: RCMP

    HALIFAX -- RCMP say someone is hacking social media accounts belonging to Nova Scotia girls and demanding provocative photos and videos. The Mounties say they received complaints involving girls in the Annapolis Valley area this week, but the extortion bids are also happening elsewhere in the province. They say the hackers get access to the girls' accounts, and demand provocative photos or videos or login information for friends' accounts to regain control of the accounts. The hackers also threa
  • Take a weight off: 'Grand K' kilo being retired

    VERSAILLES, France -- In a historic vote, nations on Friday unanimously approved a ground-breaking overhaul to the international system of measurements that underpins global trade and other vital human endeavours, uniting together behind new scientific definitions for the kilogram and other units in a way that they have failed to do on so many other issues. Scientists, for whom the update represents decades of work, clapped, cheered and even wept as the 50-plus nations gathered in Versailles, we
  • Landmark change to kilogram approved

    VERSAILLES, France -- The international system of measurements has been overhauled with new definitions for the kilogram and other key units. At a meeting in Versailles, France, countries have voted to approve the wide-ranging changes that underpin vital human activities like global trade and scientific innovation. The most closely watched change was the revision to the kilo, the measurement of mass. Until now, it has been defined as the mass of a platinum-iridium lump, the so-called Grand K, th
  • BlackBerry to buy cybersecurity company Cylance for US$1.4 billion

    WATERLOO, Ont. -- BlackBerry Ltd. has signed a deal to acquire U.S. artificial intelligence and cybersecurity company Cylance for US$1.4 billion in cash. The Ontario-based company called Cylance a pioneer in applying artificial intelligence, algorithmic science and machine learning to cybersecurity software. "Cylance's leadership in artificial intelligence and cybersecurity will immediately complement our entire portfolio, UEM and QNX in particular," John Chen, BlackBerry's executive chairman an
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  • BlackBerry CEO 'very excited' about US$1.4 billion acquisition

    TORONTO -- BlackBerry Ltd. has signed a US$1.4-billion deal to acquire U.S. artificial intelligence and cybersecurity company Cylance in what the company called the largest deal in its history. BlackBerry executives told analysts on Friday that they were keen on acquiring California-based Cylance because it is a pioneer in applying artificial intelligence, algorithmic science and machine learning to cybersecurity software. The acquisition helps solidify BlackBerry's shift away from its past life
  • CMA slams move to allow employers to require doctor's note for minor illnesses

    TORONTO -- A national doctors' group is raising concerns about the Ontario government's move to allow employers to require workers to provide a doctor's note to explain even minor illnesses, such as the common cold. Canadian Medical Association president Dr. Gigi Osler says the measure -- included in the government's Bill 47 -- could cause public health issues, as it will lead to sick people going to the doctor's office or to work, rather than staying home. The CMA has released the results of an
  • British PM May appeals to public to back Brexit deal

    LONDON -- British Prime Minister Theresa May appealed directly to voters to back her Brexit plan Friday as she braced for a potential leadership challenge from rivals within her party. May answered questions from callers on a radio phone-in, the day after she vowed to stay in office and see through Britain's exit from the European Union. It was not an easy ride. One caller said May should resign and let a more staunchly pro-Brexit politician take over; another compared her to Neville Chamberlain
  • Allies rally to U.K.'s May amid leadership woes over Brexit

    LONDON -- Supportive Cabinet ministers rallied around British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday, trying to bolster her leadership after a barrage of resignations over Brexit, as rebel lawmakers pushed to force a leadership challenge. May is battling to save her Brexit plan, and her job, after the draft withdrawal agreement between Britain and the EU sparked fierce opposition from politicians in her Conservative Party who want the U.K. out of the bloc. They say the agreement, which calls for c
  • One month after legalization, illicit cannabis shops doing brisk business

    TORONTO -- The three surveillance cameras and the steady flow of people in and out of the small, nondescript grey building are the only hint of the brisk business this downtown Toronto cannabis dispensary does behind closed doors. Once inside, two men behind a white desk under a vintage chandelier ask patrons to provide government identification and fill out a membership form. Then, customers are allowed to enter another room through a steel door, where an array of pot products are on display in
  • Last Khmer Rouge leaders guilty of genocide, get life terms

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia -- The last surviving leaders of the Khmer Rouge regime that ruled Cambodia in the 1970s, when their reign of terror was responsible for the deaths of an estimated 1.7 million people, were convicted Friday by an international tribunal of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan were top leaders in a regime that forced residents out of the cities into the countryside, where they laboured under brutal conditions in giant agricultural co-ope
  • WikiLeaks chief could see charges, U.S. court filing suggests

    WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department inadvertently named Julian Assange in a court filing in an unrelated case, suggesting prosecutors have prepared charges against the WikiLeaks founder under seal. Assange's name appears twice in a recently-unsealed August court filing from a federal prosecutor in Virginia who was attempting to keep sealed a separate case involving a man accused of coercing a minor for sex. In one sentence, the prosecutor wrote that the charges and arrest warrant "would need to
  • Fire death toll hits 63; sheriff says hundreds still missing

    CHICO, Calif. -- At least 63 people are now dead from a Northern California wildfire, and officials say they have a missing persons list with 631 names on it in an ever-evolving accounting of the victims of the nation's deadliest wildfire in a century. The high number of missing people probably includes some who fled the blaze and don't realize they've been reported missing, Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said. He said he's making the list public so people can see if they are on it and let auth
  • Judge orders White House to return Acosta pass

    WASHINGTON -- A federal judge ordered the Trump administration on Friday to immediately return the White House press credentials of CNN reporter Jim Acosta, saying Acosta suffered "irreparable harm" from the decision to bar him. U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Kelly, an appointee of U.S. President Donald Trump, announced his decision following a hearing. The judge said Acosta's credentials would be returned immediately and reactivated to allow him access to the White House. CNN had asked the j
  • World markets subdued on trade, Brexit tensions

    SINGAPORE -- World markets were subdued on Friday as trade tensions and political risks surrounding Britain's exit from the European Union kept investor cautious. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC lost 0.2 per cent to 5,021 while Germany's DAX was down 0.1 per cent at 11,344. Britain's FTSE 100 shed 0.3 per cent to 7,016. Wall Street was set for a weak open, with Dow futures down 0.4 per cent and S&P 500 futures 0.5 per cent lower. ASIA'S DAY: Japan's Nikkei 225 index lost 0.6 per cent to 21,680.3
  • Over 200 Albertans with influenza have been hospitalized this flu season, mostly in Calgary

    Over 200 Albertans with lab-confirmed influenza have been admitted to hospitals across the province this flu season, according to recent data from Alberta Health Services.
  • Lethbridge philanthropic leaders honoured at luncheon

    Seven local philanthropic leaders were honoured at the event, receiving awards for their generosity in areas like volunteering, giving, and charitable engagement.
  • Canadian crude oil industry in crisis as prices plunge to record low

    The Canadian crude oil industry has declared a national emergency after prices plunged to record lows. The American benchmark price for oil is now well below $60 a barrel, having dropped $20 in the last six weeks. While that’s good news for prices at the pump, it’s causing misery for producers. The price of Western Canadian Select closed just under $14 a barrel Thursday. The crisis has been blamed on a surplus of product and not enough pipeline to move it. If prices remain low throug
  • $8M renovation complete at Noble Central School

    "It really wasn't that accessible before — lots of stairways, and very difficult to maneuver around."
  • Metro Vancouver cops acquitted in Cuba sex assault case

    Two Metro Vancouver police officers accused of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old Canadian girl while on vacation in Cuba have been acquitted. A panel of five female judges said they believed the accusation was made up, and that the assault did not occur, retired police officer Leo Knight told CTV News. A member of the security staff at a resort in Varadero corroborated the information from the two officers, who maintained their innocence. There is an appeal period, and the officers are unable to
  • Heritage LRT station reopened following fatal collision between CTrain and pedestrian

    One person is dead after being struck by a northbound CTrain early Thursday evening near Heritage LRT station. The collision occurred at approximately 6:00 p.m. The nature of the crash and the identity of the deceased have not been confirmed. CTrain service was halted between Chinook and Southland LRT stations and shuttle buses transported passengers between the two stations. Heritage LRT station reopened to trains at approximately 9:45 p.m. The eastbound and westbound lanes of Heritage Drive we
  • CTrain service halted at Heritage LRT station following fatal collision involving pedestrian

    One person is dead after being struck by a northbound CTrain early Thursday evening near Heritage LRT station. The collision occurred at approximately 6:00 p.m. The nature of the crash and the identity of the deceased have not been confirmed. CTrain service has been halted between Chinook and Southland LRT stations and shuttle buses are ferrying passengers between the two stations. The eastbound and westbound lanes of Heritage Drive are closed betweeen Macleod Trail and Haddon Road. More details
  • Lethbridge police ask for help with cold cases

    Lethbridge police are asking for your help to solve a pair of cold cases where the victims haven’t been seen in decades. Kyle Benning has more on both individuals and the importance of these reminders by police.

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