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Calgary’s Canyon Meadows set to host second Shaw Charity Classic

globalnews.ca — Canyon Meadows Golf and Country Club started as a modest homegrown private club, but the parkland golf course will demonstrate its maturity when it hosts the second annual Shaw Charity Classic on the Champions Tour next week.

Okanagan Forecast: Showery Today, Drier This Weekend

globalnews.ca — Weather update: Friday August 22 nd 5am Expect a showery day ahead as a system to the south of us directs clouds and moisture into our region. The location of this low will bring the heaviest precipitation to the South Okanagan and Boundary regions. Afternoon thunderstorms are also possible today.

Ice bucket challenge: ALS Canada increases fundraising goal to $3 million

globalnews.ca — TORONTO - ALS Canada increased its fundraising goal for the year from $10,000 to $1 million last week because of the success of the ice bucket challenge. Now, they've increased it again to $3 million. "We could never have imagined this," Tammy Moore, the interim CEO of ALS Canada said Friday.
Aug 22, 2014

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Are Canadians taking on too much consumer debt?

globalnews.ca — Canadians have either become savvy stock market investors en masse, or we're once again tapping credit cards and bank lines to fund our relatively comfortable lifestyles. Retails sales hit a fresh high in June, data released Friday show, as shoppers shook off a chilly spring and bought up lawn care goods, summer clothes and other general merchandise.
Aug 22, 2014

Cdn retail sales are on fire. 'There is a bit of a question mark on where the money seems to be coming from' globalnews.ca/news/1521960/a…

Wynne blasts Harper’s ‘outrageous’ comments on murdered aboriginal women

globalnews.ca — TORONTO - Ontario's premier says Prime Minister Stephen Harper is wrong in saying that police investigations are the best way to deal with crimes involving missing and murdered aboriginal women. In an interview with The Canadian Press, Kathleen Wynne says it's "outrageous" for Harper to say that there's not a systemic aspect to the troubling issue.
Aug 22, 2014

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globalnews.ca — MONTREAL - Quebec police investigating the Lac-Megantic train disaster say they've visited the United States four times to seize documents and to interview witnesses - including railway chairman Ed Burkhardt. A provincial police spokesman says investigators working the case also have plans return to the U.S. to gather more evidence.

Health news headlines: Friday, August 22.

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Entertainment news headlines: Thursday, August 21.

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Aug 22, 2014

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Hit with more than a month’s worth of rain in 90 minutes

globalnews.ca — A month's worth of rain in one hour; that's what parts of Winnipeg got Thursday evening. It also looks like a second system, expected to hit Saturday evening and last throughout the day Sunday, could bring similar rainfall amounts. Thursday's storm was triggered by a slow moving cold front, which essentially parked itself over the city.

2 U of Ottawa hockey players charged with sex assault of 21-yr-old victim

globalnews.ca — TORONTO - Two University of Ottawa men's hockey players have been charged with a sexual assault that occurred in Thunder Bay last February. The Ottawa team was in Thunder Bay to play against Lakehead University in a division game; the incident occurred at a West Arthur Street hotel "in the early morning hours of February 2, 2014″ according to Thunder Bay Police.

WATCH: Koala survives after getting mouth-to-mouth

globalnews.ca — TORONTO - Wildlife volunteers and firefighters managed to bring a koala back from the dead after performing mouth-to-mouth resuscitation on the injured marsupial. According to Australia's Ten Eyewitness News , the young koala scurried up a tree after being struck by a vehicle in Melbourne.

Farm Drop Toronto

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‘O Canada’ up for debate at Toronto city council next week

globalnews.ca — TORONTO - Canada's national anthem and the issue of gender inclusion will be debated at a Toronto city council meeting next week. A motion brought forward by councillor Ceta Ramkhalawansingh and seconded by Councillor Pam McConnell will ask council to request the federal government to change 'O Canada' to be gender inclusive.

Retail sales surge to record high as consumers shake chilly spring

globalnews.ca — Consumer spending hit a new record in June, Statistics Canada said Friday, rising 1.1 per cent as shoppers spent more on general merchandise. The rise surged past expectations held by economists, who were expected a more modest 0.3 per cent growth in retail sales.
Aug 22, 2014

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