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Jimmy Kimmel named honourary mayor of Dildo, N.L., promises to visit community

Jimmy Kimmel named honourary mayor of Dildo, N.L., promises to visit community

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — After weeks broadcasting his passion for Dildo, N.L., late night comedian Jimmy Kimmel was named "honourary mayor" Thursday night and made a commitment to visit the community.

Power cut when minor earthquake shakes southeastern Saskatchewan

ESTERHAZY, Sask. — A small earthquake shook parts of southeastern Saskatchewan Thursday night, knocking out power and rattling homes in the region. The United States Geological Survey confirms the 4.
As Turks flee oppression, Ottawa urged to speak out on human rights issues

As Turks flee oppression, Ottawa urged to speak out on human rights issues

OTTAWA — It's long past time for the federal government to publicly condemn human rights violations that have been going on in Turkey for years, an Ottawa-based human rights activist says.
In the news today, Aug. 16

In the news today, Aug. 16

Five stories in the news for Friday, Aug. 16 ——— LITTLE HAS CHANGED SINCE TINA FONTAINE DIED: ADVOCATES Tomorrow marks five years since the body of a First Nations girl was pulled from the river in Winnipeg.
'Tips on steroids:' Social media both a help, hurdle for police investigations

'Tips on steroids:' Social media both a help, hurdle for police investigations

Social media can help or hurt police investigations such as the one into three homicides in northern British Columbia, says a criminologist.
'Nothing has changed:' Tina Fontaine's body pulled from river five years ago

'Nothing has changed:' Tina Fontaine's body pulled from river five years ago

WINNIPEG — It was quiet on the summer day when Cora Morgan and her cousin stood on the waterfront and performed a smudging ceremony for a young Indigenous girl pulled out of the Red River in Winnipeg not long before.
'Hurts just as bad:' Tina Fontaine's family, friends mourn 5 years after death

'Hurts just as bad:' Tina Fontaine's family, friends mourn 5 years after death

WINNIPEG — On a recent warm evening in Winnipeg a woman ran up to the Bear Clan Patrol in a panic asking for help to find her niece who had not returned home.
Most residents allowed home after house explosion in London, Ont.

Most residents allowed home after house explosion in London, Ont.

LONDON, Ont. — All but 12 of 100 homes evacuated after an explosion in a southwestern Ontario city have been cleared for residents to return.
City of Saskatoon hit by internet fraud that sends $1M to wrong bank account

City of Saskatoon hit by internet fraud that sends $1M to wrong bank account

SASKATOON — The City of Saskatoon says it has lost $1 million in an online scam. City manager Jeff Jorgenson says a fraudster electronically impersonated the chief financial officer of a construction company that has a contract with the city.

Double Bear for the win: Judge rules horse champion of 2017 Canadian Derby

EDMONTON — A fight over which horse won a Canadian Derby race two years ago has been resolved in court. Queen's Bench Justice June Ross has declared Double Bear the winner of an Aug. 19, 2017 race at Northlands Park in Edmonton.