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Heartland Generation exploring hydrogen conversion for decades old plant
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Heartland Generation exploring hydrogen conversion for decades old plant

As Canada moves to transform the electricity industry to net zero by 2030, a power generating station that has been part of Alberta’s electricity grid since the mid-1950s is being eyed up for a major transition. Heartland Generation is studying the idea of converting the Battle River Power Station, which originally burned coal and has since been converted to natural gas, into a hydrogen burning facility. “The 2035 date is absolutely a challenge for everybody, but it’s an exciting challenge for us,” Heartland Generation’s director of energy transition, Shana Boyd told Global News.“We’re looking at the next steps in decarbonization, and how we could possibly use hydrogen as a fuel at our existing power plants.” Read more: Net-zero power system in Alberta ‘possible’ by...
Former Vancouver Canuck Jake Virtanen found not guilty of sexual assault
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Former Vancouver Canuck Jake Virtanen found not guilty of sexual assault

WARNING: Some readers may find details in this story disturbing. Discretion is advised. A jury has found former Vancouver Canucks forward Jake Virtanen not guilty of sexual assault after a week-long trial.Virtanen was charged with one count of sexual assault following an investigation into an incident that occurred on Sept. 26, 2017. The Abbotsford, B.C., native was playing for the Canucks at the time.In May 2021, Vancouver police launched their investigation after a 23-year-old woman filed a complaint. She was 18 years old at the time of the alleged incident. Read more: Jury begins deliberations in former Canuck Jake Virtanen sex assault trial The woman, who cannot be named due to a publication ban, testified during the trial she verbally and physically res...
Opposition calls for transparency about N.B. emergency room death – New Brunswick
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Opposition calls for transparency about N.B. emergency room death – New Brunswick

New Brunswick’s official Opposition is calling for greater transparency from the regional health authority that oversees the Edmundston Regional Hospital where a patient died in the emergency room under “unforeseen and exceptional circumstances.” Liberal health critic Jean-Claude D’Amours said he didn’t know much about the incident that took place on July 24, other than what was published by Vitalité Health Network.“Honestly, in the community we heard a little bit here and there,” he said in an interview on Tuesday.D’Amours is also the MLA for Edmundston-Madawaska Centre, where the hospital is located.He said he is aware there is an internal investigation, but it will be critical for the francophone health authority to be transparent about what led to the death of an admitted pati...
S&P/TSX composite down as Shopify decline weighs on technology sector
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S&P/TSX composite down as Shopify decline weighs on technology sector

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted July 26, 2022 4:55 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size -A Larger font Increase article font size A+ North American markets ended the trading day in the red, with a decline in Shopify Inc. weighing on the technology sector of Canada’s main stock exchange, as U.S. stock markets sank following Walmart’s profit warning. The S&P/TSX composite index was down 131.80 points at 18,972.68. Read more: Energy helps push up S&P/TSX composite up ahead of earnings flurry, fed decision In New York, the Dow Jones industr...
Cost of being fire starter steep: Vernon RCMP
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Cost of being fire starter steep: Vernon RCMP

A grass fire sparked late Saturday night in Kalamalka Provincial Park may have been human-caused and it’s prompting a reminder of what’s a stake when people aren’t careful. A grass fire in Kalamalka Park broke out at around 11:30 p.m. Saturday in the 9800 block of Coldstream Creek Road. RCMP said in a press release the fire was contained and extinguished quickly, though the origin is still under investigation.“We’ve received information from witnesses who have reported seeing a flare in the vicinity prior to the fire starting,” Const. Chris Terleski, for the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP, said.“It is under investigation and we’re certainly looking into the possibility that it may have been human-caused.” Trending Stories ...
Buck Martinez set to return to broadcast booth
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Buck Martinez set to return to broadcast booth

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted July 26, 2022 2:53 pm     Updated July 26, 2022 2:54 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size -A Larger font Increase article font size A+ TORONTO – Veteran Blue Jays broadcaster Buck Martinez is set to make his return to the booth tonight when Toronto takes on the St. Louis Cardinals. Martinez, 73, stepped away from the job in mid-April after being diagnosed with cancer. He has since completed his treatment for the disease. Related Videos ...
‘Large’ sinkhole disrupts traffic in West End Winnipeg – Winnipeg
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‘Large’ sinkhole disrupts traffic in West End Winnipeg – Winnipeg

Another sinkhole is disrupting traffic in Winnipeg. Less than a week after a “massive” sinkhole closed a roadway in north Winnipeg, police are warning about new void that’s opened up in the West End.In a tweet Tuesday morning police said barricades were up on the inside lanes of St. Matthews Avenue at Spruce Street due to a “large” sinkhole. 0:36 ‘Massive sinkhole’ forms at intersection disrupting traffic ‘Massive sinkhole’ forms at intersection disrupting traffic Police said curb lanes are still accessible, but advised drivers to avoid the area if possible. Trending Stories ...
Canada’s response to AIDS lagging, activists say ahead of international conference
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Canada’s response to AIDS lagging, activists say ahead of international conference

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted July 26, 2022 1:41 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size -A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Canadian HIV and AIDS organizations say an international AIDS conference opening in Montreal this week is shining a light on Canada’s lagging response to the disease. Advocates say federal funding for HIV and AIDS has been frozen since 2008, even though the number of people in Canada living with HIV has risen by 25 per cent since then. Read more: Canada should commit $1.2B to fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria: ...
Winnipeg man charged in Pembina Highway hit-and-run – Winnipeg
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Winnipeg man charged in Pembina Highway hit-and-run – Winnipeg

A Winnipeg man has been charged in connection with an early morning hit-and-run on Pembina Highway over the weekend. The victim, a 24-year-old man, was found with multiple injuries near Pembina Highway and University Crescent around 12:35 a.m. Sunday. Read more: Manitoba RCMP charge woman in hit and run The man was rushed to hospital in unstable condition where he was later upgraded to stable condition.Police say the man had been crossing Pembina Highway when a vehicle ran a red light and hit him, “projecting him a considerable distance onto the boulevard.” 0:25 Winnipeg cops ID, charge driver in fatal Transcona hit and run ...
Two Maskwacis men charged with second-degree murder, aggravated assault   – Edmonton
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Two Maskwacis men charged with second-degree murder, aggravated assault   – Edmonton

Two men have been arrested after a Maskwacis, Alta., resident was killed in his home on Sunday evening. According to an RCMP release Tuesday, two men entered the home of Mason Currie, 20, and assaulted him.  Curried died from his injuries.The alleged attackers, Cole Cattleman, 25, and Chaz Cattleman, 22, fled the home. According to RCMP, they attacked a bystander who was calling the police. The 56-year-old victim was taken to hospital and later released. Trending Stories Woman opens fire in Dallas airport, shot and wounded by police, authorities say Woman who collected $400K in viral GoFundMe scam sentenced to prison ...