Canadians Plan to Attend Various Viewing Events to Catch a Partial Eclipse

Canadians Plan to Attend Various Viewing Events to Catch a Partial Eclipse

By Jennifer Cheng, The Canadian Press

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Clayton Uyeda and his wife Jo will be enjoying the partial eclipse while traveling from Swartz Bay to Tsawwassen ferry terminal on the mainland. The couple are photographed along Dallas Rd. in Victoria, B.C., on Friday, August 18, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

Clayton Uyeda and his wife Jo will be on a ferry — en route from Swartz Bay on Vancouver Island to Tsawwassen on the mainland — when the partial solar eclipse in Canada begins in Victoria at 9:08 a.m. Monday.

“It’s more intimate,” says Uyeda, 59, a math, physics and astronomy teacher at Victoria High School.

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Shotgun Fired Through Window of Winnipeg Home

Shotgun Fired Through Window of Winnipeg Home

Winnipeg Police CrestWINNIPEG — A shotgun was fired through the window of a home in the 200 block of Selkirk Avenue on Saturday while an 18-month-old child was inside.

Police say three men had driven by a suite in the 200 block of Selkirk Avenue and fired through a front window at around 1:45 a.m. Two other people were inside at the time, but no injuries were reported.

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Message of Love, Tolerance Spread at Anti-Racism Rally in Vancouver

Message of Love, Tolerance Spread at Anti-Racism Rally in Vancouver

By Gemma Karstens-Smith, The Canadian Press

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Thousands of people gather outside Vancouver City Hall as anti-racism protesters and opposing protesters take part in rallies in Vancouver, B.C., on Saturday, August 19, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

VANCOUVER – Messages of love, tolerance and understanding were shared by thousands of people who gathered on Saturday to protest racism and hate.

Signs reading “live with love,” “diversity = strength” and “laundry is the only thing that should be separated by colour” were spotted above a packed crowd outside Vancouver’s city hall.

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Lucky Loon Sought Out Alberta Campers to Save It from Fishing Gear

Lucky Loon Sought Out Alberta Campers to Save It from Fishing Gear

By The Canadian Press

Don Gibson
Don Gibson holds a loon at Fish Lake Provincial Park in west-central Alberta in this undated handout photo. A piece of fishing gear with wire leaders and multiple hooks, often referred to as a pickerel rig, had become tangled around the bird’s bill, neck and leg and Gibson could tell it needed help. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Don Gibson)

NORDEGG, Alta. – This is a story about one lucky loon.

Don Gibson was standing with his family on a dock in Fish Lake Provincial Park in west-central Alberta last weekend when he noticed a normally standoffish loon — one of a group of five that call the lake home — swimming toward them.

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Louise Bridge Closed for Maintenance on Sunday

Louise Bridge Closed for Maintenance on Sunday

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Louise Bridge (GARRY9600 / FLICKR)

WINNIPEG — The Louise Bridge will be closed to vehicle traffic on Sunday, August 20 for maintenance.

The city says both northbound and southbound lanes from Nairn Avenue to Sutherland Avenue will be closed from 6 a.m. until 8 p.m. The bridge closure is for general bridge maintenance including concrete deck and expansion joint repairs.

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Trying Times for Justice: Jackman-Atkinson

Trying Times for Justice: Jackman-Atkinson

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, myWestman

Judge Gavel

NEEPAWA, Man. — How long should the legal process in Canada take? One year? Three years? Five years? There’s a crisis brewing in the Canadian courts and Manitoba might have a solution, though it’s not without its detractors.

In July 2016, the Supreme Court ruled that from the time a charge is laid, to the conclusion of a trial, Superior Court cases will have up to 30 months to be completed and provincial court cases will have 18 months, or 30 months if there is a preliminary inquiry. Their decision added that any delays beyond this timeframe violate the accused’s Charter right to be tried within a reasonable time. The time limits don’t apply if the delays are a result of the defence team.

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