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19th annual CP Holiday Train concludes another successful tour, raises more than $1.5 million and 300,000 pounds of food

19th annual CP Holiday Train concludes another successful tour, raises more than $1.5 million and 300,000 pounds of food
CALGARY, Dec. 22, 2017 /CNW/ – The 19th annual Canadian Pacific (CP) Holiday Train has completed another successful tour across North America, raising more than just spirits this holiday season. While final numbers are still being calculated, more than C$1.5 million and 300,000 pounds of food have been raised for local food banks and food shelves. The Holiday Train has now raised more than $14.5 million and 4.3... Read More

RCMP Musical Ride tour raised $755,169 for local charities and non-profit organizations

RCMP Musical Ride tour raised $755,169 for local charities and non-profit organizations
Ottawa – The RCMP Musical Ride has wrapped up its special cross-country tour celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary. This year’s tour raised $755,169 for local charities and non-profit organizations. The Musical Ride provides the public with an opportunity to experience the heritage and traditions of the RCMP. Performances also help raise funds for local charities and initiatives across Canada. This year’s Musical Ride tour included 48 shows... Read More

Ottawa Police Seek Missing Youth Tyler Vanderlee

Ottawa Police Seek Missing Youth Tyler Vanderlee
Ottawa – The Ottawa Police Service is asking for assistance to locate missing male Tyler Vanderlee, 15 yrs old. Tyler is described as a white male, 5’6″ (168 cm) tall, 140 lbs (64 kg), longer brown hair, and brown eyes (See photo.) Tyler was last seen wearing a bandana, black tuque, black Adidas hoodie, burgundy pants. Tyler was last seen... Read More

Wait lists improving for some organs as deceased donor numbers jump in Canada

Wait lists improving for some organs as deceased donor numbers jump in Canada
New data released by Canadian Blood Services and the Canadian Institute for Health Information highlights increase in donation rates OTTAWA — Over the last 10 years, the rate of deceased organ donation has increased 42%, according to the latest numbers released by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) and Canadian Blood Services. Close to 2,900 lifesaving transplants were performed in... Read More

Fisheries and Oceans Canada consults with Canadians on Ticketing for Minor Fisheries Violations

Fisheries and Oceans Canada consults with Canadians on Ticketing for Minor Fisheries Violations
OTTAWA – Fisheries are an important natural resource and the Government of Canada is committed to ensuring that resource remains healthy and sustainable for the benefit of all Canadians. As part of its enforcement approach, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) is currently seeking the public’s opinion on its plans to expand the use of tickets for minor fishing violations. Many minor fishing violations,... Read More

Statement by the Prime Minister on the birthday of His Highness the Aga Khan

Statement by the Prime Minister on the birthday of His Highness the Aga Khan
Ottawa – The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement marking the birthday of His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan: “Today, we celebrate the birthday of His Highness the Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims – a community that includes tens of thousands in Canada and millions around the world. “The Aga Khan is a... Read More

Write Time: The Heart of a Teacher

Write Time: The Heart of a Teacher
Something struck me the other week as I was making my way from one meeting to the next. We often talk and express our opinions on the teachers we have when we are in school. In elementary school, we often view them as sometimes strict or even unfair because let’s face it other than our parents these are the first... Read More

Rambling On: Extra Fuel On My Fire

Rambling On: Extra Fuel On My Fire
As if I didn’t have enough to do at this time of year, I had to add fuel to the fire by taking a card making course at Sketchbook Skool. No, it’s not one of those ones where you cut and paste one piece of paper onto another, or stamp the words. It was a two week course on how... Read More

St. Francis de Sales Church of Smith Falls to Host Annual Christmas Dinner Dec 25th

St. Francis de Sales Church of Smith Falls to Host Annual Christmas Dinner Dec 25th
Smiths Falls – St. Francis de Sales Church of Smith Falls Annual Christmas Dinner from 12:15 PM until 4:00 PM on December 25th, 2017 at Hanley Hall. Doors open at 11:30 am and the meal will be served at 12:15. Meals can be delivered for shut-ins and/or transportation provided for those in need. Volunteers to help with the meal are... Read More