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Telus Apologizes After ‘Years-Old’ Ad Causes Brief Twitter Controversy

Telus Apologizes After ‘Years-Old’ Ad Causes Brief Twitter Controversy

By The Canadian Press

TELUS Ad
A Telus ad is shown in a photo from Twitter. Telus is apologizing after what the company says was a five-year-old ad caused a brief stir on social media on Saturday. The ad’s text read that not having the most HD sports channels is like not standing for the national anthem. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Twitter )

CALGARY – Telus is apologizing after what the company says was a five-year-old ad caused a brief stir on social media on Saturday.

The ad’s text read that not having the most HD sports channels is like not standing for the national anthem.

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Family of Former Manitoban Killed in Las Vegas Attack Say Thanks for the Support

Family of Former Manitoban Killed in Las Vegas Attack Say Thanks for the Support

By The Canadian Press

Tara Roe
Tara Roe is seen in this undated family handout photo. A model with two young sons and a restaurant employee about to be promoted to manager are among the Canadians confirmed dead in a mass shooting at a country music show in Las Vegas. Tara Roe Smith, who was 34 and lived in Okotoks, Alta., was there with her husband, Zach, and another couple for a weekend getaway. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO)

CALGARY – The family of an Alberta woman who was killed in the Las Vegas shootings say they are “overwhelmed” by the support they have received from across North America.

Tara Roe, 34, of Okotoks, Alta., had been at the country music festival with her husband, Zach, and another couple for a weekend getaway.

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Alberta Releases Proposed Legalized Cannabis Rules, Sets 18 as Minimum Age

Alberta Releases Proposed Legalized Cannabis Rules, Sets 18 as Minimum Age

By The Canadian Press

Marijuana
Production staff harvest marijuana plants inside the flowering room at Harvest One Cannabis Inc. in Duncan, B.C., on Friday, August 4, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

CALGARY – Alberta is proposing to make 18 the minimum age to use cannabis when new laws liberalizing marijuana kick in next summer.

But the province hasn’t decided yet on whether to sell cannabis through government-run stores or through private operators.

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Attempted Murder Charges Against Suspect in Edmonton Attack

Attempted Murder Charges Against Suspect in Edmonton Attack

By The Canadian Press

Edmonton Attack
Police investigate the scene where a car crashed into a roadblock in Edmonton on September 30, 2017. Investigators are expected to update their investigation today into a weekend attack that left an Edmonton officer stabbed and four people injured when the were hit by a rental truck fleeing police. Police have said terrorism and attempted murder charges are pending against the suspect, who has yet to be officially named. Mounties say the 30-year-old is a Somali refugee once investigated for allegedly espousing extremism. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson)

EDMONTON – A suspect has been charged in an attack which saw an Edmonton officer stabbed and four people injured when they were hit by a rental truck fleeing police.

Abdulahi Hasan Sharif faces five counts of attempted murder, four counts of dangerous driving causing bodily harm, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and one weapons-related charge.

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Police Officer Stabbing, Van Assault in Edmonton a ‘Lone Wolf Attack:’ Mayor

Police Officer Stabbing, Van Assault in Edmonton a ‘Lone Wolf Attack:’ Mayor

By Rob Drinkwater, Chris Purdy and John Cotter, The Canadian Press

Edmonton Attack
Police investigate the scene where a car crashed into a roadblock in Edmonton Alta, on Saturday September 30, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson)

EDMONTON – Edmonton’s mayor said violent attacks overnight in the city that saw a police officer stabbed and several pedestrians run down with a cube van were the work of a “lone wolf.”

Don Iveson said a 30-year-old male suspect was in custody and being interviewed by police Sunday morning.

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Bisons Soccer Returns to Investors Group Field to Host Alberta

Bisons Soccer Returns to Investors Group Field to Host Alberta

U of M Bisons Soccer
The University of Manitoba Bisons women’s soccer team returns to Investors Group Field on September 23, 2017. (JEFF MILLER / BISON SPORTS)

WINNIPEG — The University of Manitoba Bisons soccer team will return to Investors Group Field on Saturday for their third-ever U SPORTS match at a World Cup venue.

The women’s squad (1-2-1) hosts the Alberta Pandas (2-1-1), as they try to remain undefeated at home with one win and a tie.

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Manitoba Musicians Win Top Honours at WCMAs

Manitoba Musicians Win Top Honours at WCMAs

The Lytics perform during the free opening weekend of the Winnipeg Jazz Festival in Old Market Square on Sunday, June 19, 2011. (MAURICE BRUNEAU / CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG — Top musical talent from Manitoba won big over the weekend at the Western Canadian Music Awards (WCMA) in Edmonton.

Musicians were recognized in seven categories, honouring the best in hip-hop, electronic/dance, blues, and visual media composition.

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