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Homeless Man to Reunite with Family After Finding Bambi Art in Edmonton Garbage

Homeless Man to Reunite with Family After Finding Bambi Art in Edmonton Garbage

By The Canadian Press

Bambi Drawing
A framed animation drawing from the movie “Bambi” is seen in this undated handout photo. A homeless man who found an authentic animation cell from the classic Disney movie “Bambi” in a tattered, dirty frame will use his earnings to reunite with his family in Ontario. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Alexander Archbold, Curiosity Inc.)

EDMONTON – A homeless man who found an authentic animation cel from the classic Disney movie “Bambi” in a tattered, dirty frame will use his earnings to reunite with his family in Ontario.

Adam Gillian, who is 38, brought the item into Curiosity Inc., an antique shop in Edmonton, and the owner bought it for $20.

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Calgary 2026 Leader Expects Close Vote in Winter Games Plebiscite

Calgary 2026 Leader Expects Close Vote in Winter Games Plebiscite

By Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press

Mary Moran
Calgary 2026 Bid Corporation CEO Mary Moran delivers a briefing discussing the technical elements of its plan for the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games prior to the plan being presented to Calgary City Council, in Calgary, Alta., Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

CALGARY – Scott Hutcheson carries a volunteer medal from the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary with him these days.

His parents Bob and Jane relocated from Ontario for a month to donate their time at the Nakiska alpine ski venue during those games.

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Olympics Would Mean Big Revamp to Calgary’s Aging Football Stadium: Bid Corp.

Olympics Would Mean Big Revamp to Calgary’s Aging Football Stadium: Bid Corp.

By Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press

McMahon Stadium
An artist’s rendering of a refurbished McMahon Stadium in Calgary is seen in this handout image. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Calgary 2026 Bid Corporation)

CALGARY – A potential Calgary bid for the 2026 Winter Games includes a plan to make the city’s aging football stadium more accessible to people with disabilities.

Fergal Duff, with the Calgary 2026 Olympic and Paralympic bid corporation, said renovations on McMahon Stadium are estimated to cost $80 million out of the $500 million earmarked for refurbishing existing venues.

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Winnipeg Police, Partner Law Enforcement Dismantle Cross-Provincial Drug Network

Winnipeg Police, Partner Law Enforcement Dismantle Cross-Provincial Drug Network

Project Riverbank Seizure
From left to right: Winnipeg police Chief Danny Smyth, Justice Minister Cliff Cullen, Mayor Brian Bowman, RCMP ‘D’ Division Assistant Commissioner Scott Kolody, and Winnipeg police Inspector Max Waddell, show off items seized as part of Project Riverbank, Thursday, November 1, 2018. (RCMP)

A 10-month-long investigation by Winnipeg police and partner law enforcement agencies in western Canada has resulted in a $2.7 million seizure of drugs, vehicles and cash.

Project Riverbank dismantled an inter-provincial drug network made up of methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, and ketamine.

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Alberta Accuses Ottawa of ‘Bad-Faith Tactics’ in 2026 Olympics Talks

Alberta Accuses Ottawa of ‘Bad-Faith Tactics’ in 2026 Olympics Talks

By Rob Drinkwater, The Canadian Press

Mary Moran
Calgary 2026 Bid Corporation CEO Mary Moran delivers a briefing discussing the technical elements of its plan for the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games prior to the plan being presented to Calgary City Council, in Calgary, Alta., Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

EDMONTON – Alberta’s finance minister accuses the federal government of negotiating in bad faith as numerous parties try to hammer out a funding arrangement for a proposed 2026 Olympic Winter Games in Calgary.

Joe Ceci responded on Saturday to a late Friday statement from a spokeswoman for Sport Minister Kirsty Duncan, which said Ottawa would contribute up to $1.75 billion to support core costs for the event if the Calgary 2026 bid is successful.

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Man Sends Email to 246 Women, Hoping One of Them is the Nicole He Met the Night Before

Man Sends Email to 246 Women, Hoping One of Them is the Nicole He Met the Night Before

By Alanna Rizza, The Canadian Press

Woman Cell Phone

A bevy of women named Nicole at the University of Calgary have united thanks to a mass email from a young man on a quest to locate his missed connection.

The Friday morning email came from Carlos Zetina, who wrote that a woman named Nicole gave him the wrong phone number after he took her and her friend home on Thursday night.

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New Concussion Guidelines for Children Could Change Practices Around the World

New Concussion Guidelines for Children Could Change Practices Around the World

By The Canadian Press

Helmets
Safety helmets are seen in a container in a pre-K classroom at an elementary school in Oklahoma on Aug. 12, 2014. A University of Calgary researcher says new concussion guidelines in the U.S. will change care for all children with mild traumatic brain injuries. The guidelines were initiated by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. They include 19 sets of recommendations on the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of mild concussions in children. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Sue Ogrocki)

CALGARY – A University of Calgary researcher says new concussion guidelines in the United States could change care for all children with mild traumatic brain injuries.

The guidelines, initiated by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and released Tuesday, include recommendations on the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of mild concussions in children.

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