‘Impossible to forget them’: Hundreds honour 2 mothers, children killed in Iran plane disaster

By | January 26, 2020

In the quiet of his empty home, it can sometimes feel like Hadi Ahmadi’s wife and son are still away on their trip. It’s a short-lived reprieve from the crushing weight of his loss. His wife, Behnaz Ebrahimi, and nine-year-old son, Rahmtin Ahmadi, were ripped away from him when 176 people were killed on Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752,… Read More »

58-year-old skates for over 19 hours straight

By | January 26, 2020

WINNIPEG — Skating for over 19 hours might seem extreme, but for one Toronto man, it’s become a regular occurrence. Steve McNeil, a recreational hockey referee, started his 1926 Skate campaign in 2012, skating 19 hours and 26 minutes straight to raise money for Alzheimer’s awareness. “This is the twentieth time I’ve done this in eight years and… Read More »

Woman dead, man seriously injured following fire that trapped people inside burning home in Thompson, Man.

By | January 26, 2020

A house fire that forced three residents to flee from a burning building early Friday morning has left a woman dead, a family homeless and a northern Manitoba community in shock. Officials are still confirming the woman’s identity with an autopsy, but her mother has told CBC News that Tyra Keeper’s body was recovered the day after the fire.  Keith Blacksmith, Keeper’s… Read More »

Woman dead following fire that trapped people inside burning home in Thompson, Man.

By | January 26, 2020

A house fire that forced three people to flee from a burning building early Friday morning has left a woman dead, a family homeless and a northern Manitoba community in shock At 6:15 a.m. on Friday, Thompson RCMP and Thompson Fire and Emergency Services responded to reports of people trapped inside a burning building on Centennial Drive East in Thompson, Man., police… Read More »

1 woman dead following fire that trapped people inside burning home in Thompson, Man.

By | January 26, 2020

A house fire that forced three people to flee from a burning building early Friday morning has left a woman dead and a northern Manitoba community in shock. At 6:15 a.m. on Friday, Thompson RCMP and Thompson Fire and Emergency Services responded to reports of people trapped inside a burning building on Centennial Drive East in Thompson, Man., police said… Read More »

Fatal fire kills 1, sends 2 to hospital in Thompson: RCMP

By | January 26, 2020

WINNIPEG — A house fire in Thompson Man. trapped several people inside, killing one and sending two others to hospital, said Thompson RCMP. Mounties received multiple calls about a house fire with people trapped inside on the morning of Jan. 24. When first responders arrived at the Centennial Drive East residence, officers assisted neighbours to pull an 89-year-old… Read More »

Metis leaders raise concerns about national council, call for reform

By | January 26, 2020

The regional Metis presidents of Ontario, Alberta and Saskatchewan are calling for reform of the Metis National Council, raising serious concerns about “dysfunction” and about a lack of transparency on the national body’s finances and administration. Metis National Council vice-president David Chartrand rejects the allegations, saying the “real issue” involves concerns about the way the Ontario Metis government… Read More »

NBA legend Kobe Bryant, daughter Gianna killed in helicopter crash

By | January 26, 2020

Kobe Bryant, the 18-time NBA all-star who won five championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, died in a helicopter crash Sunday. He was 41. Bryant, along with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, died in a helicopter crash near Calabasas, Calif., along with three others. The… Read More »