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Historic Lethbridge Hotel to be demolished after being destroyed by fire

A vacant property once known as the oldest business in Lethbridge was destroyed by fire Friday in the southern Alberta city. At approximately 2:15 a.m., Lethbridge Fire and Emergency Services crews responded from four stations with 28 members to the structure fire in the 200 block of 5 Street South. …

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Ice sculptors say they’re not worried about losing their craft to climate change – Ottawa

As part of an annual festival celebrating winter, Ottawa’s Sparks Street has been lined in recent weeks with ice sculptures depicting everything from animals and flowers to a Tim Hortons cup. But by the time Winterlude wrapped up this past weekend, some of those works of art had been rendered …

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Kaitlyn Lawes’ Wild Card squad eliminated at Scotties

B.C.’s Clancy Grandy and Nova Scotia’s Christina Black won tiebreakers Friday morning at the Canadian women’s curling championship to advance to the playoffs. Black stole a point in an extra end to beat Kaitlyn Lawes’ wild card team 7-6. Grandy defeated Quebec’s Laurie St-Georges 8-3 after the conclusion of pool …

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Indigenous comedy duo forms in B.C. out of community need for laughter – BC

Just a couple of “dirty old grannies,” is how Lilet and Soogah – or Bev Prince and Winnie Sam – describe their comedy duo. The grannies are from Nak’azdli Whut’en First Nation near Fort St. James, B.C. They grew up together, live two houses apart and say comedy sort of …

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Toronto placemaker combats erasure of Little Jamaica through mapping

Years of Eglinton LRT construction and economic hardship may have nearly erased it, but there’s a plan underfoot to reassert Little Jamaica‘s place on Toronto’s map — by mapping its history. In the spring of 2021, the city announced plans to turn Little Jamaica into an official cultural district and …

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Toronto area under winter weather advisory, more snow to fall

The Greater Toronto Area has been placed under a winter weather advisory as more snowy weather sets in. Environment Canada issued weather advisories for Toronto, Halton, Peel, Durham and York on Saturday morning. The advisories warned of reduced visibility from heavy snow and slippery surfaces. The weather agency predicted around …

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Red-hot Avalanche bury slumping Jets early in 5-1 win – Winnipeg

After winning just one game on a four-game road trip out East, the Winnipeg Jets were hoping a return to home ice Friday night would help them find their game. That did not happen. Not even close. The Jets looked outclassed from the opening puck drop as they were humbled …

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A look back at one year of courage, survival and war in Ukraine – National

Thousands dead. Millions forced to flee. Cities and towns reduced to ruins. A world on the brink of deeper conflict. A year after Russian President Vladimir Putin launched his invasion of Ukraine, the war on Europe’s doorstep is showing little sign of easing. If anything, Putin’s unwillingness to back down …

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