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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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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

Shaw
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

London Bridge
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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