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Wyoming’s dedication to Donald Trump likely means the end of the road for Liz Cheney

To get a sense of just how committed the voters of Wyoming are to former U.S. president Donald Trump, look no further than the Laramie County Fair.  Inside a large metal barn complex on the outskirts of the state capital of Cheyenne, hundreds of young ranchers have brought their cows, …

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Strong mayor powers to be expanded to more Ontario cities, Doug Ford says

Ontario Premier Doug Ford said Monday he’s planning to expand so-called strong mayor powers to municipalities other than Toronto and Ottawa as a way to get more housing built. Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Steve Clark introduced the legislation last week that would give the mayors of Ontario’s two largest …

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Kayakers and surfers looking forward to adjustable wave on Kananaskis River

New wave technology is coming to the Lower Kananaskis River, and both surfers and kayakers are stoked to drop in.  The project conceived by the Alberta River Surfing Association and Alberta Whitewater Association has finally finished the design phase. Both groups are now ready to go forward with permitting and construction, …

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Advocates for domestic abuse victims call for suspended B.C. radio host to be fired

WARNING: This article contains details of suicide and abuse. Advocates for victims of domestic abuse are calling for the termination of a B.C. radio host over his comments on the suicide of a New York woman who said she was abused by her husband before her death.  Mandeep Kaur died by suicide …

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Callers reporting misconduct to helpline were referred to law firm chosen by Hockey Canada

For the last three years, callers to the federal government’s Canadian sport helpline who wanted to report bad experiences in hockey were referred to either a law firm or an insurance claims adjuster chosen by Hockey Canada, CBC News has learned. When the telephone service launched in March 2019, Sport …

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Hamilton Bulldogs to restart OHL ONSIDE sexual assault training program after pandemic pause

The Ontario Hockey League (OHL) ONSIDE program, which provides players with training to increase understanding and awareness about sexual harassment and assault, returns this fall after a hiatus the organization said was due to pandemic restrictions.  The program has not run since 2019, following the cancelled 2020 season and 2021 restrictions on in-person training. …

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Where to look for cheap rent in Canada, as prices soar, again

As rent prices spiked over the past two months, affordable pockets of rental housing became harder and harder to find. In July, the average monthly cost for rental properties across Canada was $1,934 — up 10.4 per cent over last year, according to the data of the property listing company Rentals.ca. …

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Ontario promised to build 1.5 million homes by 2031. A new report says that will likely never happen

Ontario is unlikely to meet its lofty goal of building 1.5 million homes by 2031 to alleviate the housing crisis, according to a new report from the Smart Prosperity Institute, an Ottawa-based think-tank. There are so many bottlenecks that we need to address in the next five to 10 years.– …

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A heat wave is building across the Prairies and climate change means we can expect more

CBC Alberta and Saskatchewan have teamed up for a new pilot series on weather and climate change on the Prairies. Meteorologist Christy Climenhaga will bring her expert voice to the conversation to help explain weather phenomena and climate change and how it impacts everyday life. A heat wave is building …

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Mountie who showed sexual photo to assault victim during investigation got his job back

A Mountie who was fired after he showed a revealing photo of himself to an assault victim and exchanged sexual texts with her during an investigation fought successfully to get his job back by arguing he was denied a proper hearing. An adjudicator pointed to flaws in the way the case against Const. Andrew …

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