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Rare Chicks Rescued in Manitoba Catch Flight to Ontario Before Flying South

Rare Chicks Rescued in Manitoba Catch Flight to Ontario Before Flying South

By The Canadian Press

Chimney Swift Chicks
Four chimney swift chicks were rescued in Manitoba and flown to Ontario for rehabilitation. (@WILDLIFEHAVEN / TWITTER)

WINNIPEG – Four rescued chicks that tumbled from a chimney in Manitoba have been flown to Ontario to join a flock that will hopefully lead them south for the winter.

The Manitoba government says the chimney swift chicks fell from a heritage building at the Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site in St. Andrews in August.

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Snoop Dogg Invests in Toronto-Based Seed-to-Sale Cannabis Tracking Software

Snoop Dogg Invests in Toronto-Based Seed-to-Sale Cannabis Tracking Software

By Armina Ligaya, The Canadian Press

Snoop Dogg
Snoop Dogg performs at the 2017 BET Experience at The Staples Center on Thursday June 22, 2017, in Los Angeles. Rapper Snoop Dogg is investing in another Canadian cannabis venture. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Invision-Willy Sanjuan)

TORONTO – Rapper Snoop Dogg is digging further into the Canadian cannabis ecosystem, investing in a seed-to-sale software provider as the country prepares for the legalization of marijuana by Canada Day next year.

Toronto-based Trellis, a cannabis inventory management software provider, said Thursday the weed-loving rapper’s venture capital firm is leading its latest US$2-million seed round.

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Gord Downie Sets October Release for 23-Song Album ‘Introduce Yerself’

Gord Downie Sets October Release for 23-Song Album ‘Introduce Yerself’

By The Canadian Press

Gord Downie
Gord Downie performs at WE Day in Toronto on Wednesday, October 19, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young)

TORONTO – Gord Downie is releasing a new solo album of 23 original songs produced with long-time collaborator Kevin Drew.

“Introduce Yerself” is slated for release Oct. 27 with each song written about a specific person.

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Ontario Minor Hockey Makes Transgender Training Mandatory for Coaches

Ontario Minor Hockey Makes Transgender Training Mandatory for Coaches

By Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press

Jesse Thompson
Jesse Thompson, 17, poses for a photograph in his room in Oshawa, Ont., on Monday, Sept.15, 2014. Education on transgender athletes is mandatory for all of Ontario’s minor hockey coaches, trainers and managers this season, the latest step in a series of changes stemming from a human rights complaint filed by a transgender teen in 2013. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

Education on transgender athletes is mandatory for all of Ontario’s minor hockey coaches, trainers and managers this season, the latest step in a series of changes stemming from a human rights complaint filed by a transgender teen in 2013.

A pair of online training modules must be completed by Sunday, or within a month of the person being assigned to a team. Non-compliance means the coach, manager or trainer will not be registered by their minor hockey association.

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Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Make First Official Public Appearance Together

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Make First Official Public Appearance Together

By Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press

Prince Harry - Meghan Markle
Prince Harry and his girlfriend Meghan Markle attend a wheelchair tennis event at the Invictus Games in Toronto, Monday, Sept.25, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

TORONTO – Prince Harry and his girlfriend Meghan Markle chose to make their public debut as a couple in Toronto on Monday, making an unexpected but highly anticipated appearance together at the Invictus Games, the international sporting competition spearheaded by the royal.

The prince and Markle, a Toronto-based actor in the legal drama “Suits,” held hands as they walked toward Toronto’s city hall to take in a game of wheelchair tennis, one of several events that make up the week-long Games for wounded soldiers.

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Chelsea Manning Says She Was Denied Entry to Canada Over Her Criminal Record

Chelsea Manning Says She Was Denied Entry to Canada Over Her Criminal Record

By The Canadian Press

Chelsea Manning
Chelsea Manning addresses an audience, Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, during a forum in Nantucket, Mass. Manning, the former U.S. soldier who leaked thousands of classified military documents, says she’s been barred from entering Canada as a result of her criminal record. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Steven Senne)

OTTAWA – Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says no one asked him whether a former U.S. soldier who leaked thousands of classified military documents should be deemed inadmissible to Canada because of her convictions.

But Goodale suggested he’d think hard before overruling a border officer’s decision that saw Chelsea Manning turned away from Canada last week.

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Prince Harry Tours Mental Health Facility in Lead-Up to Invictus Games

Prince Harry Tours Mental Health Facility in Lead-Up to Invictus Games

By The Canadian Press

Prince Harry
Prince Harry talks with Bronwen Evans and Leah Cuffe, right, during a reception before the True Patriot Love Symposium, in Toronto on Friday, September 22, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young)

TORONTO – The founder of the Invictus Games spent the hours leading up to the opening ceremonies visiting one of Canada’s top mental health facilities.

Prince Harry toured the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health on Saturday morning, participating in research roundtables and discussing treatment for youth.

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Prince Harry in Toronto Setting Stage for Invictus Games

Prince Harry in Toronto Setting Stage for Invictus Games

By Shetu Modi, The Canadian Press

Prince Harry
Prince Harry talks with Bronwen Evans and Leah Cuffe, right, during a reception before the True Patriot Love Symposium, in Toronto on Friday, September 22, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young)

TORONTO – Dozens of onlookers gathered outside a building in Toronto’s financial district Friday morning hoping to catch a glimpse of Prince Harry as the royal founder of the Invictus Games set the stage for the multi-sport competition that gets underway in the city this weekend.

The royal, however, appeared determined to keep the focus on the Games, and didn’t stop to interact with fans who cheered and called out to him.

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Bombers Defence Expecting to Be Tested Third-String Redblacks QB

Bombers Defence Expecting to Be Tested Third-String Redblacks QB

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Ryan Lindley
Ottawa Redblacks quarterback Ryan Lindley throws a pass during first half CFL pre-season football action against the Montreal Alouettes in Montreal, Thursday, June 15, 2017. Quarterback Lindley is making his first CFL start for the Redblacks Friday, but Blue Bombers head coach Mike O’Shea cautioned his team is competing against the visitors’ offensive system, not just one player. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)

WINNIPEG – Maurice Leggett and Jackson Jeffcoat aren’t salivating at the thought of going up against a third-string quarterback on Friday.

The Blue Bombers are hosting an Ottawa Redblacks squad that’s expected to be led by pivot Ryan Lindley, who would be making his first CFL start.

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Consumer Agencies Warn About Flood-Damaged Cars from U.S. Hitting Canadian Market

Consumer Agencies Warn About Flood-Damaged Cars from U.S. Hitting Canadian Market

By Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press

Tropical Storm Harvey
In this Aug. 29, 2017, file photo, cars are flooded near the Addicks Reservoir as floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey rise in Houston, Texas. Consumer protection agencies are warning those shopping for used cars to stay alert as some vehicles damaged in the recent floods south of the border may appear on the Canadian market. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/David J. Phillip)

TORONTO – Consumer protection agencies are warning those shopping for used cars to stay alert as some vehicles damaged in the recent floods south of the border may appear on the Canadian market.

The agencies say vehicles caught up in hurricane Harvey and other disasters will likely be disposed of by insurers but some may be imported into Canada and sold to unsuspecting drivers.

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