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Former President Carter Returning to Winnipeg with Habitat for Humanity Build

Former President Carter Returning to Winnipeg with Habitat for Humanity Build

Habitat for HumanityFormer U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, will make a return to Winnipeg later this month to lend their hands in the latest Habitat for Humanity build.

The 34th Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project is aiming to build 150 homes to mark Canada’s 150th anniversary. The Carters will be in the country July 9-14, focusing their work efforts in Winnipeg and Edmonton.

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Diesel Spill of 90 Litres in Edmonton Costs CN Rail $2.5 Million in Fines

Diesel Spill of 90 Litres in Edmonton Costs CN Rail $2.5 Million in Fines

By The Canadian Press

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A CN locomotive goes through the CN Taschereau yard in Montreal, Saturday, Nov., 28, 2009. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)

EDMONTON – A spill of 90 litres of diesel fuel into an Edmonton storm sewer will cost Canadian National Railway more than $2.5 million in fines.

The federal government says the company has been ordered to pay up after pleading guilty to several environmental charges this week.

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Calgary Police Arrest Man After Women Were Filmed and Posted on Twitter

Calgary Police Arrest Man After Women Were Filmed and Posted on Twitter

By The Canadian Press

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In this Feb. 2, 2013, file photo, a smartphone display shows the Twitter logo in Berlin, Germany. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP Photo/dpa, Soeren Stache, File)

CALGARY – Police have arrested a man they allege has been filming women for at least five years without their knowledge and posting their images to a Twitter account called “Canada Creep.”

Staff Sgt. Cory Dayley said Calgary police received a complaint Monday about the photos and videos, some shot up the skirts of unsuspecting women. He said investigators identified a suspect thanks to a public tip and arrested a 42-year-old Calgary man on Tuesday.

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Shaw to Bolster Freedom Mobile with Spectrum Deal, Sell ViaWest for $2.3 Billion

Shaw to Bolster Freedom Mobile with Spectrum Deal, Sell ViaWest for $2.3 Billion

By The Canadian Press

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A Shaw Communications sign at the company’s headquarters in Calgary, Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

CALGARY — Shaw Communications Inc. is moving to strengthen its Freedom Mobile wireless business through a deal with Quebecor that will be largely funded by selling its U.S.-based ViaWest unit for C$2.3 billion.

The Calgary-based company says money from the ViaWest sale will help pay for C$430 million worth of spectrum licences in British Columbia, Alberta, and southern Ontario that it plans to buy from Quebecor — subject to federal approvals.

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#ChrissySentMe: Good Deeds Inspired by Canadian Killed in London Terror Attack

#ChrissySentMe: Good Deeds Inspired by Canadian Killed in London Terror Attack

By Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press

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People attend a vigil for victims of Saturday’s attack on London Bridge, at Potter’s Field Park with Tower Bridge in the background in London, Monday, June 5, 2017. Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says the province is shaken by the death of a Canadian woman in a London terror attack on the weekend. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Alastair Grant)

CALGARY – A Canadian woman killed in a terror attack in London is being remembered for her work with the homeless and her death is inspiring others to give back.

Christine Archibald, 30, was among seven who died in a van-and-knife attack on London Bridge and nearby restaurants on Saturday.

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School Officials Call Assembly After Grad Party with ‘Cowboys and Indians’ Theme

School Officials Call Assembly After Grad Party with ‘Cowboys and Indians’ Theme

By The Canadian Press

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – An Alberta high school graduation party with a “cowboys and Indians” theme prompted administrators to call an assembly to discuss racism.

Images of students from Chinook High School in Lethbridge appeared on social media and showed attendees at the privately-held party wearing headdresses, war paint and feathers.

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Alberta Kidnapping Victim in South Carolina Jumps Through Glass Window

Alberta Kidnapping Victim in South Carolina Jumps Through Glass Window

By The Canadian Press

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Fred Russell Utey is shown in this undated handout image provided by the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office. Police in the United States say an Alberta woman being held against her will in a trailer in South Carolina jumped through a plate glass window to escape as officers surrounded the location. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Pickens County Sheriff’s Office)

Police in the United States say an Alberta woman being held against her will in a trailer in South Carolina jumped through a plate glass window to escape as officers surrounded the location.

They say the woman, described only as being between the age of 18 and 25, flew to Atlanta last week for what she believed was a modelling job.

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RCMP Charge Alberta Woman with Threatening Sophie Gregoire Trudeau

RCMP Charge Alberta Woman with Threatening Sophie Gregoire Trudeau

By The Canadian Press

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Sophie Gregoire Trudeau smiles during the Harry Jerome Awards held in Mississauga, Ont., on Saturday, April 22, 2017. Police have charged a woman in southern Alberta with making online threats against the prime minister’s wife and the Canadian government. RCMP Cpl. Hal Turnbull said investigators were able to trace the social media account and link it to an address in Lethbridge. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov)

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – Police have charged a woman in southern Alberta with making online threats against the prime minister’s wife and the Canadian government.

RCMP Cpl. Hal Turnbull said investigators were able to trace the social media account and link it to an address in Lethbridge.

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