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Saskatchewan teen battles extremely rare brain tumour

Mia’s father says she spends hours a day creating artwork on her iPad.

Despite living with an extremely rare illness, 14-year-old Mia Georget still lives life to its fullest. Life was normal for the teen until June 2019 when she was on vacation with her family. The North Battleford, Sask., family went to West Edmonton Mall’s Galaxyland when Mia started to feel different. Mia was dizzy after going on rides and the feeling lasted for months. She was also nauseous and having mobility issues. “I was dizzy all the time. If I stood up normal speed I would get super dizzy and then we went to the hospital,” Mia said. Read more: […]

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Saskatchewan non-profit offering free legal advice to workers who experience sexual harassment

Saskatchewan non-profit offering free legal advice to workers who experience sexual harassment

A Saskatchewan non-profit is offering a new program aimed at helping workers who have experienced sexual harassment by offering legal advice at no cost. The Shift Project was launched by the Public Legal Education Association of Saskatchewan (PLEA) and offers four hours of free legal advice for people to explore their options. “Our project is two prong, we have the website which is free legal information and we also have a referral program which refers people to speak to a private bar lawyer,” said Hilary Peterson, legal program coordinator with PLEA. Read more: She reported her boss had sexually harassed […]

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Kapyong Barracks plans to be revealed

Kapyong Barracks plans to be revealed

It’s been nearly two decades in the making, but the plans for a disputed stretch of land in Winnipeg will finally be revealed Thursday. The plans for the development of the Kapyong Barracks will be released at 10 a.m. and will call for a mixed-use village with residential, recreational and commercial aspects to it. The development of the lands has been a complex 17-year process that began when the federal government decommissioned the site and moved the 2nd Battalion Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry to Shilo, Man. Read more: Kapyong Barracks developers ask for public input ahead of final […]

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Stephen Avenue makeover: learn more at virtual open house Tuesday night

Stephen Avenue makeover: learn more at virtual open house Tuesday night

The City of Calgary is hosting a virtual open house on Tuesday evening to update citizens on the redesign of Stephen Avenue. The pedestrian walkway is arguably Calgary’s most iconic street, featuring stores, restaurants, cafés, bars and pubs. The city announced last spring that it was working with the Calgary Downtown Association to revamp Stephen Avenue between City Hall and the Mewata Armoury. READ MORE: Stephen Avenue makeover to create a ’21st-century experience’: City of Calgary Tuesday’s presentation serves as a chance for the city to share the results of a public realm study. Trending Stories Mobs are […]

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Kingston, Belleville pharmacies offer asymptomatic COVID-19 testing

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Two Shoppers Drug Mart stores in Kingston and one in Belleville are now offering asymptomatic testing for coronavirus. In Kingston, if you are not showing symptoms of COVID-19, then you can be tested at the Shoppers locations at 775 Strand Blvd. and at 1201 Division St. Read more: Want a COVID-19 test in Kingston? You’ll have to make an appointment The Shoppers on Sydney Street in Belleville is also offering asymptomatic testing. According to the province, those who are eligible for asymptomatic testing are: residents, workers or visitors of long-term care homes residents or workers in homeless shelters or […]

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Crafting industry takes hit, but adapting amid pandemic

Crafts designed and created by Bijal Shah.

This time of the year is usually when business picks up for Bijal Shah. Her crafts, BsBowzart, are regularly on display at local Montreal-area fairs and markets, but the pandemic has forced things to work a little differently. Crafts designed and created by Bijal Shah. Felicia Parrillo/Global News “Now we feel more of the impact because all of the fairs are cancelled,” said Shah. Story continues below advertisement “So a lot of people are turning to online, so we’ve started to spruce up our Etsy stores.” Shah has been selling her crafts online for years, but local fairs are […]

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