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Man seriously hurt in Kananaskis backcountry fall

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 16:01
A man is in serious condition in a Calgary hospital after falling a long distance in the Kananaskis backcountry, The man, believed to be in his early 30s, had to be rescued from the Burstall Pass area Sunday afternoon in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park.
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Man faces impaired charges after pickup slams into 5 cars, pole

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 15:43

A 63-year-old man is facing several charges after a pickup truck crashed into five parked cars and a power pole causing an outage in the area.

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Investors look past Ukraine, focus on ECB

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 15:41

By Marc Jones LONDON (Reuters) - World markets advanced on Monday despite the conflict in Ukraine, focusing on whether the European Central Bank will announce plans for economic stimulus when it meets this week. Ukraine reported its forces were under fire from Russian tanks again on Monday, as new signs emerged that the turmoil was damaging the European economy. Latin American stocks mostly rose, with Brazil's benchmark Bovespa index leading gains after an opinion poll showed declining re-election chances for President Dilma Rousseff, accused by investors of being excessively interventionist in the economy. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko accused Russia on Monday of "direct and undisguised aggression", after warning over the weekend of a possible "full-scale war." European Union leaders were drawing up new sanctions against Moscow.

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$10M will be raised to save Assumption church, group says

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 15:18

A community group that has been fundraising in an effort to save Our Lady of Assumption Church says it will gather the $10 million needed to repair the building by November. Ed Agnew, who speaks for the group, said it has raised about $1.2 million in cash and the rest is in pledges.

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'Zero tolerance' for bad driving in school zones, police say

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 14:49
Peel Regional Police say that officers will be "out in full force" in school zones and along school routes in the days ahead. The Peel District School Board's most recent annual report says that it had nearly 153,000 students in its elementary and secondary schools, as of September of last year.
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Hollande, Draghi agree on threat of deflation: official

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 14:48

French President Francois Hollande and European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi agreed on Monday that deflation and weak growth were threatening the European Union's economy, an official in the president's office said. Draghi called last week for greater emphasis on fiscal stimulus over austerity - comments that irritated German leaders but were welcomed in France because they hinted at a shift away from a current emphasis on budgetary austerity. "I think the diagnosis is a shared one," an advisor to Hollande told reporters after an hour-long meeting between the Socialist president and Draghi at the Elysee presidential palace. The two men shared the view that weak growth and a threat of deflation in the European Union were problems that needed to be addressed, the advisor added.

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Sexual assault program at University of Windsor expanding

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 14:37

The University of Windsor is expanding a program that teaches students how to be more active in stopping sexual assaults on campus. Dusty Johnstone, a learning specialist in women's studies at the university, has taken over the program and said sexual assaults on university campuses are an under-reported crime. Dean of Students, Clayton Smith, is on board.

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