April 20th, 2019

Rattlers

Yellow vest anger burns in France, fueled by Notre Dame fire

By Angela Charlton And Michel Euler, The Associated Press on April 20th, 2019

PARIS – French yellow vest protesters set fires along a march route through Paris on Saturday to drive home their message to a government they see as out of touch with the problems of the poor: that rebuilding the fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral isn’t the only problem France needs to solve. Like the high-visibility vests ... Read More »

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PEI Green party candidate Josh Underhay and son killed in canoeing accident

By The Canadian Press on April 20th, 2019

CHARLOTTETOWN – Prince Edward Island’s Green party has suspended campaigning for Tuesday’s provincial election, citing the sudden death of one of its candidates. The party confirmed Saturday that Josh Underhay and his young son died in a canoeing accident on Friday afternoon. Green party Leader Peter Bevan-Baker issued a statement saying he was bereft when ... Read More »

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PEI Green party candidate John Underhay and son killed in canoeing accident

By The Canadian Press on April 20th, 2019

CHARLOTTETOWN – Prince Edward Island’s Green party has suspended campaigning for Tuesday’s provincial election, citing the sudden death of one of its candidates. The party confirmed Saturday that Josh Underhay and his young son died in a canoeing accident on Friday afternoon. Green party Leader Peter Bevan-Baker issued a statement saying he was bereft when ... Read More »

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Six months after legalization, high prices and supply issues boost illicit pot market

By Armina Ligaya, The Canadian Press on April 20th, 2019

TORONTO – When cannabis supply at Small Town Buds begins to dwindle, co-owner Chris Felgate shuts the doors of his Devon, Alta., shop and turns customers away. Even though the legal retailer often still has oils and capsules in stock, most shoppers are looking for the store’s namesake product, he said. “Having our doors open ... Read More »

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Ontario cuts conservation authority funding for flood programs

By Allison Jones, The Canadian Press on April 20th, 2019

TORONTO – Ontario conservation authorities say the provincial government has cut their funding for flood management programs in half. Conservation Ontario, which represents the province’s 36 conservation authorities, said impacts of the cuts will be felt immediately, particularly in smaller and more rural areas. “Cutting natural hazards funding is particularly problematic right now in light ... Read More »

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Flood waters take a life in western Quebec after rising river sweeps away road

By The Canadian Press on April 20th, 2019

MONTREAL – Flood waters have taken a life in western Quebec after a road was washed out by rising river levels. Police in the Outaouais region confirmed the death on Twitter, along with a photo showing the extent of the washout. Authorities have released few details about the victim, saying the nighttime accident in the ... Read More »

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Ukraine quiet ahead of presidential election

By Yuras Karmanau, The Associated Press on April 20th, 2019

KIEV, Ukraine – A comedian who plays the role of Ukraine’s president on television is set to take on the job for real, pushing out the man who currently holds the office, according to public opinion surveys ahead of Sunday’s election. Saturday was a so-called “day of quiet,” on which electioneering is forbidden, a respite ... Read More »

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Ukraine quite ahead of presidential election

By The Associated Press on April 20th, 2019

KIEV, Ukraine – Ahead of Sunday’s hotly contested presidential election, Ukraine is observing a so-called “day of silence” in which campaigning is forbidden. The campaign hit a dramatic high on Friday night when the comic actor who is far ahead in public opinion polls debated with President Petro Poroshenko in the country’s largest sports stadium. ... Read More »

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20 yearsand wheezing

By Kalinowski, Tim on April 20th, 2019

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Moving a bit slower, with less hair, a few more kids, a bit more body mass, but with no less passion for the game – about 30 players took part in the 20th annual Good Friday Cup at the tennis courts across from the Urban Grocer on 9 Avenue South. ... Read More »

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Focus on safety while driving on Easter weekend

By Mabell, Dave on April 20th, 2019

Lethbridge Herald With thousands of Albertans travelling on the Easter weekend, RCMP officials are offering some safety tips. On the highway, they’re urging drivers to buckle up, slow down, park the cellphone – and enjoy the ride. And then remember to lock their vehicle before they leave it. If there’s anything of value left in ... Read More »

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