Reported flu cases increase slightly in Saskatoon

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SASKATOON – There are renewed calls from the Saskatoon Health Region to roll up your sleeves and get a flu shot. Officials say they have seen a slight increase in the number of confirmed influenza cases.

There have been 67 cases reported so far this season.

That’s a big change from the 451 cases reported at this time last year.



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    “This hasn’t been a typical influenza season, and we are just now beginning to see an upswing in confirmed influenza cases that could last well into March,” said Dr. Simon Kapaj, the region’s deputy health minister.

    “Of particular concern are the health risks that seasonal influenza poses to our most vulnerable populations, including the elderly, young children, pregnant women and those with weakened immune systems or other chronic health conditions, and their caregivers.”

    Officials expect influenza activity in the province will peak in the third or fourth week of February.

    READ MORE: Why this year’s flu season is off to a slow, nearly non-existent start

    Those looking to get a flu immunization shot can do so by booking an appointment with their nearest public health office, making an appointment with a doctor or visiting a pharmacy offering the vaccine. More information is available online from the health region.

    To date, over 83,000 people in the Saskatoon Health Region have been immunized, including 63 per cent of the region’s staff.

    Meaghan Craig contributed to this story

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WATCH: Hé Ho, Festival du Voyageur gets ready to open to public

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WINNIPEG —; Manitobans, get ready to put on your sashes and throw on your plaid, the 47th annual Festival du Voyageur is about to kick off. The ten day winter event begins Friday at 5 p.m.

Festival organizers, as well as Premier Greg Selinger, Mayor Brian Bowman, and MP Dan Vandall were outside Fort Gibraltor Thursday morning to give the public a sneak preview.

READ MORE: MAP: Festival du Voyageur snow sculptures around Winnipeg

“It’s a great honour to be here,” Bowman said. “To welcome Winnipeggers, Canadians and visitors from around the world, who will be visiting us at the Voyageur Park. It’s a beautifu festival that celebrates our Francophone and Métis culture.”

Premier Greg Selinger, MP Dan Vandal and Mayor Brian Bowman celebrating the Festival du Voyageur.

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Official Festival Family, The Sorin family.

MP Dan Dan Vandal helping unveil the CMHR exhibit, Let Them Howl.

This year’s festival has lots of new events, such as a Valentine’s Day “Single’s Day”,  Karaoke Night, as well as a board game night.

WATCH: Mayor Brian Bowman, Premier Greg Selinger and MP Dan Vandall outside Fort Gibraltor Thursday morning, celebrating the Festival du Voyageur

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Although there is plenty of new activities to take in, there will also be all of the old favourites. Snow and ice sculpting, traditional arts and trades and crafts demonstrations, snowshoe workshops and tours will run throughout the festival.

READ MORE: Festival du Voyageur showcases this year’s entertainment line up

“Winnipeg is buzzing with excitement and people are embracing winter like never before,” said Dan Leclerc, president of Festival du Voyageur. “Tomorrow Voyageur Park will open its doors and welcome tens of thousands of visitors.”

The organizers also unveiled the new Canadian Human Rights Museum exhibit, Let Them Howl, which celebrates the 100th anniversary of Manitoba women winning the right to vote.

CMHR Exhibit: Let Them Howl

Festival du Voyageur kicks runs from February 12 to the 21.

The ten day festival pass for adults costs $32. Youth between the ages of 13 and 17 can get the pass for $16, while kids aged six to 12 cost $11 a head. Kids under the age of five get in free. Eager beavers can knock a few bucks off each of those prices by buying pre-sale tickets.

Single-day passes cost $18 for adults, $11 for youth and $9 for kids over the age of five.

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Undercover Uber: The inside scoop on ride-sharing

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MONTREAL – With tensions rising between Uber and the taxi industry, the pressure is on municipal and provincial governments to find solutions.

Montreal taxi drivers have been protesting the ride-sharing service, shutting down streets and blocking access to the airport.


Some have even gone as far as smashing the phone of an Uber-driving cabbie.

Drivers claim the ride-sharing service is against the law and is eliminating their jobs, but that didn’t stop the City of Edmonton from legalising the service.

READ MORE: Edmonton paves the way in Canada for Uber

This puts the ball into the court of the provincial governments to figure out their stance on the issue.

For now, Quebec has agreed to call a parliamentary commission to look into Uber’s entry into the marketplace.

Quebec’s Transport Minister Jacques Daoust warned that “disruptive technologies” like Uber are probably here to stay, but that a solution has to be found.

Christopher Nardi, a journalist at the Journal de Montréal, sat down with Senior Anchor Jamie Orchard to discuss his first-hand experience working as an undercover Uber driver for a week.

“Just in my first day, I was really stunned to notice all the clients are really young,” Nardi said.

“I can count on my two hands the number of clients I had over 30.”

He believes the demographic of Uber users reflects the service’s low price and convenience, since students were his biggest clientèle.

He mused that the large attraction to Uber could mean the future of transportation may very well be ride-sharing services rather than the conventional taxi system.

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Nardi revealed many Uber drivers feel threatened by their taxi counterparts; passengers will often sit in the front seat or retrieve their own luggage from the trunk to “look more subtle in case taxi drivers are on the hunt.”

“They’ve developed tricks actually so that they kind of pass the test when taxi drivers are looking for them,” he said.

Nardi noted passengers even refrained from checking their phone too often while waiting for an Uber driver to avoid detection.

Despite the possibility of threats, he said Uber will pay any tickets or fees incurred upon drivers, including impounding charges if a car is seized.

Based on his experience, Nardi said Uber tries to make it very appealing for drivers to join the service, having no signup fees, no set schedules and no extra insurance required.

On the other hand, becoming a taxi driver in Montreal requires licenses and permits, as well as 150 hours of training.

The Commission des transports du Québec estimates the average cost of the permit at $189,180.

Taxi drivers claim it is unfair that their jobs are being taken by ride-sharing services and autonomous drivers who don’t have proper permits.

All the same, Nardi foresees change and modernisation in the taxi industry following Edmonton’s legalisation of Uber, and insists the question is not if it will be legalised in Quebec, but when.

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Auschwitz survivors testify at former SS sergeant’s trial

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DETMOLD, Germany – Three Holocaust survivors testified Friday about the horrors they experienced at the Auschwitz the death camp, on the second day of the trial of a former SS sergeant on 170,000 counts of accessory to murder.

Reinhold Hanning, 94, sat only a few meters (yards) from the witnesses, but showed no emotion as they told of crematoria chimneys belching flames, naked prisoners being taken to the gas chambers, and seeing people being shot.


Prosecutors say Hanning told them that he was a guard at Auschwitz but denied taking part in any executions.

READ MORE: 94-year-old former Auschwitz sergeant on trial on 170,000 counts of accessory to murder

Justin Sonder, the youngest of the witnesses at 90, arrived at Auschwitz at age 17 and was selected to be a slave labourer for the IG Farben company, rather than sent directly to the gas chambers.

He told the court that after three or four months, he was considered one of the “older” prisoners and feared most selection days, when SS men would look at rows of inmates, who were forced to stand in a line naked for up to four hours, and decide who was still fit to work and who should be killed.

“I don’t have the words to describe how it was, when you know that you could be dead in one or two hours, it made you sick, made you crazy,” he said, his voice trembling with emotion.

“I survived 17 selections,” added Sonder, a retired police officer from Chemnitz, who lost 22 family members in the Holocaust.

Hanning is accused of serving as an SS Unterscharfuehrer (junior squad leader) in Auschwitz from January 1943 to June 1944, a time when hundreds of thousands of Hungarian Jews were brought to the camp in cattle cars and gassed to death.

READ MORE: Ex-SS guard, 94, on trial for Nazi war crimes

Hanning, a retired dairy operator, admitted to investigators when first questioned that he had served in the Auschwitz I part of the camp in Nazi-occupied Poland, but denied serving at the Auschwitz II-Birkenau section, where most of the 1.1 million victims were killed.

Prosecutors argue that he is guilty of accessory to murder because he helped the death camp complex function, even though there is no evidence of him committing a specific crime.

Trial sessions are limited in deference to Hanning’s health and a doctor is on hand throughout, but he seems in good condition for his age, walking in and out of the court without the help of a cane and listening attentively throughout.

He has spoken only one word so far, however, telling presiding judge Anke Grudda on Friday when she asked how he was after the first day of trial that he was “good.”

His attorney, Andreas Scharmer told The Associated Press that it was “highly likely” that his client would make a statement during the proceedings, but he would not say how detailed it might be nor when.

Sonder said he looked forward to hearing what Hanning had to say.

“Perhaps he will try to explain – it would be good if he did,” Sonder told the AP after the session. “I hope he finds the courage to say something.”

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Survivor Erna de Vries, whose father was not Jewish, told the court when the Nazis came for her Jewish mother in 1943 she did not have to go with her to Auschwitz but chose to stay with her.

She was in Auschwitz for only two months when the SS took her and about 85 other half-Jews to the women’s concentration camp Ravensbrueck.

“That was one of the worst days of my life when I was sent to Ravensbrueck and my mother stayed in Auschwitz,” she said. “I never saw her again.”

She said that her mother had been happy to hear that she was going to Ravensbrueck, knowing that any place was better than Auschwitz.

“Auschwitz was a death camp, and she had the hope it would get better for me,” she said.

Leon Schwarzbaum, a 94-year-old Auschwitz survivor from Berlin who was used as slave labourer to help build a factory for Siemens outside the camp, said he could not see the area with the gas chambers and crematoria from where he was kept, but that everyone knew exactly what was going on there.

“We saw the fire from the chimneys,” he told the court. “So much fire came out of the chimneys, no smoke, just fire. And that was burning people.”

The three are among about 40 survivors and their families who have joined the trial as co-plaintiffs, as allowed under German law. Not all will testify, but the trial is scheduled to hear three more when testimony resumes next Thursday, and two more on Friday.

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There’s hope yet for at least some laid-off oil workers

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The country’s minister of natural resources was asked Friday whether Ottawa would consider Saskatchewan’s request for aid to clean up abandoned oil wells, a move that could create hundreds of jobs – or more – for laid-off oil workers.

The minister’s response: a firm maybe.

“There are [oil] producing provinces that are having a tough time with job losses in the sector,” Canadian Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr said at a news conference in Winnipeg.

“So we will consider these requests by the government of Saskatchewan.”

On Monday, Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall proposed the scheme, which would stimulate employment in the hard-hit energy sector by accelerating cleanup of wells no longer capable of production.

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If undertaken, the plan would speed up decommissioning and reclamation of hundreds of non-producing wells over the next two years while sustaining 1,200 new jobs, Wall said.

The technical nature of the work would likely necessitate the hiring of unemployed energy workers who are familiar with oil-and-gas production and procedures.

“These are the professionals who are best suited to well cleanup,” Wall said.

Who pays

Saskatchewan’s proposal calls for $156 million in federal funding. Finding private-sector funds to pay for the clean-up could prove difficult if not impossible — many abandoned wells have no owner because the company has gone bankrupt.

WATCH: The Natural Resources Minister says he’d consider a proposal to help job creation in energy-producing provinces. As Gary Bobrovitz reports, it could help boost jobs and clean up the environment.

In Alberta, where inactive wells are numerous, such a proposal would likely be well received by the thousands of workers who’ve been laid off in the past year.

The province had more than 700 abandoned wells in 2015, a figure that’s surged four fold from the previous year as more junior oil companies cut production amid oil’s plunge.

Job losses in province’s vaunted energy sector have been the steepest in the country.

Alberta lost another 10,000 positions across all sectors last month, Statscan said last week, pushing up the jobless rate above the national average for the first time in 28 years.

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B.C. Metis toddler barred from cultural event

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VANCOUVER – A foster mother fighting to adopt a Metis toddler she has raised since birth says she’s outraged that British Columbia’s Children’s Ministry has barred the girl from attending a cultural event in her honour.

The Vancouver Island woman, who cannot be identified, said the ministry was not allowed to attend a fundraiser and potluck hosted by the B.C. Metis Federation on Saturday.


“It made no sense,” she said. “Here they are saying that cultural identity is important and yet at the same time, they’re not allowing her to take part in this cultural activity and not allowing her to be in a culturally sensitive home.”

She and her husband have launched a court petition to adopt the two-and-a-half-year-old girl. The ministry is fighting the adoption because it plans to move her to Ontario to live with her older siblings, who she has never met.

The foster mother is Metis, while the caregivers in Ontario are not, pitting the importance of indigenous culture against blood relatives.

The ministry said the gathering was advertised as an opportunity to meet the toddler, which is a violation of legislation that protects the identity of children in government care.

“Supporting children to participate in cultural events is entirely consistent with B.C.’s child welfare legislation and in their best interests,” the ministry said in a statement.

“However, the legislation also has provisions to protect the identity of any child who is receiving services from the ministry.”

The ministry retains legal guardianship of foster children, so it does have the power to prevent the child from attending the event.

The foster mother said she has taken great care to keep the girl’s identity private, especially in the media. She said the ministry’s explanation appears to be an “excuse” and suggested the government was trying to avoid further publicity about the case.

WATCH: The foster parents fear the toddler could be taken away and placed in another home. Rumina Daya reports.

“We go to church every Sunday. Everybody there knows who she is. She lives in the community. Everybody on the street knows who she is,” said the woman.

“We are more interested than anyone in protecting her in every possible way, but you can’t shelter her and keep her in the house.”

The foster mother still plans to attend Saturday’s event, which is set to feature Metis jiggers and fiddlers, fundraising for the family’s legal bills and a chance for the community to meet and support the family.

Keith Henry, president of the B.C. Metis Federation, has written a letter to Children’s Minister Stephanie Cadieux and Premier Christy Clark demanding that they reverse the decision.

“We have every right to share culture with this family,” he said in an interview. “What they’re doing is basically saying to the rest of the Metis community, ‘If you fight us, this is going to be what your consequences are.’ That’s ridiculous.”

Henry’s organization has filed an application to intervene in the foster parents’ court case.

A B.C. Supreme Court judge has yet to decide whether to allow the foster parents’ petition to proceed. The ministry has argued it is an abuse of process since a judge already dismissed a similar petition filed by the couple last year.

READ MORE: B.C. seeks to stop Metis foster parents’ petition

If the judge denies the petition, the girl could be moved to Ontario shortly after.

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Valentine’s Day: What happens to your brain when you fall in love

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Your heart is racing, your stomach is in knots and you can’t stop checking your phone. When you’re fall in love, your brain and body are flooded with feel-good chemicals, taking you on an emotional roller coaster.

Love is one of the most powerful desires in humans, according to Dr. Arthur Aron, world-renowned social psychologist and Stony Book University professor, who’s been studying love since 1968.



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    “Romantic love is a desire, a motivation, a drive. It’s as primitive as feeding hunger, wealth or power. It’s this intense drive to be connected and be united and close with this person,” he told Global News.

    Dr. Lucy Brown, a neuroscientist at the Einstein College of Medicine, said the mechanisms behind falling in love are almost like a reflex, akin to breathing or swallowing. It’s happening to us unconsciously and out of our control.

    “You’re feeling drawn to that person. They become a goal in your life and that’s what brain studies told us – your brain physiology makes them like food or water when you’re in love,” Brown said.

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    If you’re feeling like you’re addicted to your lover, there’s a reason why. It starts with dopamine, the chemical that controls your brain’s reward and pleasure centres and has been tied to drug addiction.

    In studies Brown and Aron conducted, they had people look at images of their romantic interests while being hooked up to brain scanning machines.

    The study participants looked at their partners and a similar-looking person. Turns out, when those being studied looked at their partners, their brains showed just how smitten they were: their reward centres lit up as dopamine coursed through their brains.

    “If you’ve just recently fallen in love with someone, looking at their picture shows activation in these key areas. And it’s these same areas that respond to cocaine,” Aron said. Patients felt like they were on a high.

    Dopamine is also tied to risk-taking, so it could explain why you may do silly things, which could be why the term “crazy in love” was coined.

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    Then there’s serotonin: falling head over heels decreases your levels of this chemical that helps to regulate your mood.

    If you’re happy one minute, then flying off the handle the next as you compulsively check your phone for a text message from your crush, that’s a dip in your serotonin, Dr. Oren Amitay, a clinical psychologist and Ryerson University instructor, said.

    “They say this helps to explain why when you’re in love, you obsess and you can’t stop thinking of them,” he said. You have trouble focusing on conversations, your task at hand at work and even the TV show you’re watching at home.

    Serotonin even tampers with your appetite – if you’ve lost your appetite out of nervous jitters or you’re eating your feelings, that’s why.

    With your dopamine and serotonin levels in flux, it’s no wonder why you’re anxious.

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    “You’re waiting to see them like you’re waiting for your next hit [of a drug],” Brown explained.

    And when you’re with the person you’re falling in love with, your heart skips a beat, your palms get sweaty and you’re restless. That’s the adrenaline and norepinephrine kicking in, the experts say.

    Finally, oxytocin, nicknamed the “cuddle hormone,” flows into your system.

    It’s especially released after you orgasm, and its notorious for making you want to bond and have genuine intimacy with your partner beyond the physical.

    “The theory is that its nature’s way that once you’re finished the act, it makes you want to stay with the person and trust the person,” Amitay said.

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    You can blame oxytocin for building up your sense of security, comfort and commitment with your partner as you develop a long-term love. While the passionate love and physical cravings you have for your loved one cools off, oxytocin cements your bond.

    Love and attraction truly do bowl you over, too. Aron remembers the whirlwind romance he shared with his wife while he was studying at the Berkeley campus at the University of California.

    They were doing group work in a psychology class and when they left the classroom on the last day, they kissed.

    “It was so intense. Basically that was it,” Aron explained.

    “We didn’t even expect it. We just looked each other in the eyes and bang,” he said. After that, they were rearranging their lives to make sure their relationship was a priority. Two years later, they had their son.

    Aron, and his wife, Dr. Elaine Spaulding, went on to study love and commitment for decades.

    READ MORE: How motherhood changes a woman’s brain

    They learned that long-lasting love exists, too. After working with couples who were married for decades – 21 years on average – they found that other brain regions were activated too. Dopamine levels weren’t off the charts anymore, but regions tied to attachment and liking a reward fired up.

    In some couples, the honeymoon period wasn’t over even decades later, though.

    “We’re talking about intense, new love with lots of physical and sexual aspects and intensity and we found it in some couples. Their brains looked like they’ve just fallen in love,” Aron said.

    But if you’re worried about taking the plunge and giving yourself to another person, Aron suggests it’s worth a try.

    “Getting addicted to romantic love is not such a bad thing. It means people stay together long enough to raise children and build a life together,” he said.

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WATCH: Obama, First Lady exchange steamy Valentine’s Day messages on ‘Ellen’ show

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President Barack Obama, who is spending another Valentine’s Day apart from his wife, Michelle, did the next best thing short of celebrating the lovers’ holiday with her.

On Friday’s broadcast of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” the president recited a love poem he says he had planned to deliver to the first lady in person.



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    “Somebody call the Situation Room because things are about to get hot,” said Obama as he stood in front of a red curtain and amid bouquets of red roses and white lilies as Barry White-style music played in the background.

    “Michelle, this Valentine’s Day I’m going to treat you right. I’m going to make you some zucchini bread. Then I’ll spread out some veggies on a plate just the way you like them,” he said. “Then I’ll give you a massage while you watch ‘Ellen’s Design Challenge’ on HGTV. Because I love you so much, I Obamacare about you more than you even know.”

    Turning serious, Obama said, “Michelle, I’ve made a lot of great decisions as president. The best decision I ever made was choosing you. Thanks for putting up with me. I love you.” Obama taped the appearance on Thursday.

    Mrs. Obama surprised her husband earlier in the broadcast by popping up on tape to recite her own poem. Sunday is their final Valentine’s Day as president and first lady.

    “Roses are red, violets are blue, you are the president and I am your boo,” she said, joking about writing the ode while doing 100 pushups to help get her “creative juices” flowing.

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Henderson Lake outdoor pool construction ahead of schedule

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LETHBRIDGE – Demolition of Henderson Lake Outdoor Pool started in March of 2014 and construction crews have been hard at work ever since.

City of Lethbridge Project Coordinator Ashley Matthews said El Nino has been on their side with above average temperatures this winter, allowing work to be completed much earlier than expected.

“They are pouring the concrete columns for the two big water slides and they were actually scheduled for March,” Matthews said. “We’re well ahead of schedule and everything looks very positive.”



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    Matthews estimates the project is nearly four weeks ahead of schedule, which is a good amount of buffer time to account for possible delays.

    “You never know what kind of weather we’re going to get in April and May,” Matthews said. “Normally there’s a fair amount of rain and rain can really stop the whole project.”

    “The more they can get done now the better as far as completion date.”

    The previous facility was opened in 1965 and has been a staple in the community for decades. Matthews thanks the residents of Lethbridge for being so patient with the rebuild and said the new facility will be special to southern Alberta, and even Canada.

    “The tank itself, and the design of the tank and the size of the tank is very unique,” Matthews said. “Now we’re going to have these two big water slides, we’re also going to have a spray pad which really is a wet playground.

    “It is a great combination of amenities that are going to be fantastic for our community.”

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Teachers heading back to class in La Loche one month after school shooting

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LA LOCHE, Sask. – Teachers are to return to a school in northern Saskatchewan one month after a shooting that killed four people.

The Northern Lights School Division said in a release that teachers are to be back at the La Loche Community School on Feb. 22.

An open house will be held the day after for elementary students, and classes will resume for them shortly after.

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No date has been set for the return of high school students, but the division says staff are looking at options for how to make up lost class time.

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    The community has asked that RCMP be present when students return, and increased security thereafter.

    The school has been closed since the Jan. 22 shooting.

    Interim Mayor Kevin Janvier said 20 to 30 grief counsellors have been helping the community with the healing process.

    Two teenage brothers were shot dead in a home and a teacher and an aide were killed at the high school in the Dene community.

    Seven other people were wounded in the shooting. Three continue to recover in a Saskatoon hospital.

    There were calls for the building to be torn down but the community’s interim mayor has since retracted the statement saying emotions were running high at the time.

    “We’re pulling through, and at the same time we don’t want to stall the education of these students,” said Janvier.

    A 17-year-old boy is facing four charges of first-degree murder and seven charges of attempted murder. He is scheduled to make his next court appearance on Feb. 22.

    With files from Global News

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UPDATED: Dog rescued from frozen pond in Nova Scotia reunited with family

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UPDATE: Late Friday afternoon, the dog was reunited with her family, who said her name is “Asia” and she is 12 years old. She had been missing since Tuesday. Her family, who declined a full interview, said it is a miracle she was found.

Original story:

A small dog that was rescued from a partially-frozen pond by RCMP is warming the hearts of dog lovers in Nova Scotia.

The female dog, believed to be a Sheltie mix, is recovering at the Homeward Bound City Pound shelter in Dartmouth.

Around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, a resident in the Lake Echo area heard whimpering in the woods. The dog was in a marshy pond and needed the help of local RCMP.

“The dog had broken through the ice. It was about a foot, foot and a half, of water that it was wading in. We tried to coax the dog out with some food, but the dog was not interested so our next option was to go in and get the dog,” said Const. Keith Deveau.

“It was shivering and it really wasn’t that friendly towards us so we weren’t sure if it was injured.”

Deveau and his partner wrapped the dog up in a patrol jacket and went straight to the animal hospital. Once in stable condition, she was brought to Homeward Bound.


“She was completely matted, she had ice on her, they had to shave off the ice and the mats just to make her comfortable,” said Katie Hauser, an animal care specialist at the shelter.

“She was terrified.”

The dog wasn’t seriously injured and has been able to eat. Staff at the shelter think she’s about 10 years old and has signs of dental disease. They also believe she had owners, who may have been looking for her for a while now.

“By the looks of her, she’s been I would say on her own for a little while. She took a long time to even acknowledge we were here so I think she’s been without people for a long time. It’s hard to say,” Hauser said.

Homeward Bound hopes to reunite the dog with her owners, or else put the dog up for adoption.

There has already been a lot of interest in the pup. A little over an hour after RCMP posted the dog’s picture and story on social media, animal lover Emel Kesbi had stopped into the shelter to see her.

“It really just broke my heart,” Kesebi said.

“I just wanted to kind of meet her. I mean, I’m looking for a dog myself so I was thinking that maybe we could mesh.”

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Councillor Norm Kelly shares his 2016 Grammy Awards predictions

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TORONTO – Toronto’s newest music connoisseur, social media celebrity and full-time city councillor is giving his winning picks for the 2016 Grammy Awards.

The 58th annual Grammys will air Monday night and  Toronto city councillor and Drake super-fan Norm Kelly is weighing in with his predictions on the evening’s winners.

Here are his picks:

Song Of The Year
“Alright” — Kendrick Lamar
“Blank Space” — Taylor Swift



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    “Girl Crush” — Little Big Town
    “See You Again” — Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth
    “Thinking Out Loud” — Ed Sheeran

    For the category of Song of the Year, Kelly said “See You Again” by Wiz Khalifa is the clear winner.

    “There was a straight forwardness to it, a clarity to it and an emotional tug,” Kelly said.

    Best Rap Album
    2014 Forest Hills Drive — J. Cole
    Compton — Dr. Dre
    If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late – Drake
    The Pinkprint — Nicki Minaj
    To Pimp A Butterfly — Kendrick Lamar

    Kelly has formed a special bond with Canadian rapper Drake and for the category of “Best Rap Album,” Kelly said Drake’s If you’re reading this it’s too late is the clear winner.

    “I liked it so much that it’s part of the background music in my office,” Kelly said.

    “I think the runaway winner is Drake’s If you’re reading this it’s too late … this is a no brainer. This is the one that should win.”

    For a final category, Kelly was in tough with some of the music industry’s newest talent.

    Best New Artist
    Courtney Barnett
    James Bay
    Sam Hunt
    Tori Kelly
    Meghan Trainor

    Kelly is smitten with new artist Tori Kelly – and not because they share the same name – but admits pop star Meghan Trainor will likely win the prize.

    “She’s professionally packaged for the stadium arena audience,” he said.

    Kelly added he is mostly correct in his predictions but will be closely tuning in to the music award show on Monday night.

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Canadiens call report that Price out for season ‘speculation,’ says he’s working hard

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BUFFALO, N.Y. – Coach Michel Therrien called a report that Carey Price will miss the rest of the season “speculation” and said the Montreal Canadiens star goalie is working hard to return to action.

Price has been out since suffering a lower-body injury Nov. 25 against the New York Rangers.



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    He was expected back in early January, but does not appear close to a return, although he has been skating most days without his goaltender equipment the last two weeks.

    Montreal La Presse reported Friday that Price has a torn medial collateral ligament in his right knee and will miss the rest of the season.

    It quoted a source saying the team won’t admit that because of fears fans will give up on the season.

    “There’s going to be a lot of speculation,” Therrien said after the team’s morning skate ahead of its game Friday night against the Buffalo Sabres.

    “We know what’s going on with Carey. It’s taking more time than we expected, but he’s working extremely hard and putting in a lot of hours to make sure he makes a comeback. And it’s not to make sure he looks good this summer on the beach. It’s to come back and play for the Montreal Canadiens.”

    Price, who backstopped Canada to a gold medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics, wants to play for Canada at the World Cup of Hockey in September, the report said.

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