21 child murderers have been sent to Indigenous healing lodges since 2011: data

Nearly two dozen child murderers have been sent to Indigenous healing lodges since 2011, according to data from Public Safety Canada.

Healing lodges held four offenders convicted of first and second-degree murder of children during the 2011-12 fiscal year. The following three years saw 10 more offenders sent to the facilities.

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Another seven were transferred to healing lodges after Justin Trudeau succeeded Stephen Harper as prime minister in 2015, reveal the figures shared with Global News by Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale’s office.

In total, 21 child murderers have been transferred to healing lodges since 2011. Over half of them (14) were held there while the Conservative government was in power,

As of Sept. 23, 2018, there were 11 convicted child-killers held in healing lodges.

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The data was released to Global News on Tuesday following widespread outrage over the transfer of Terri-Lynne McClintic — convicted in the 2009 rape and murder of eight-year-old Tori Stafford — to a healing lodge in Saskatchewan in October.

McClintic was moved out of the healing lodge and into an Edmonton prison last week, Tori’s father Rodney Stafford told Global News Radio. Stafford had previously organized a rally in Ottawa calling for the government to put McClintic back behind bars.

Goodale also announced last week that the Liberal government was implementing new rules governing the assessment and transfer of inmates from conventional prisons to healing lodges.

WATCH: Terri-Lynne McClintic sent back to penitentiary

“At the request of the minister, corrections officials reviewed inmate transfer policies. Based on their recommendations, the government strengthened the governance and oversight of transfers to healing lodges,” a spokesperson for Goodale told Global News in an email accompanying the data.

“The murder of a child is odious and utterly reprehensible, and perpetrators must be held fully accountable for their crime. At the same time, our correctional system must also strive for rehabilitation so we can have fewer repeat offenders, fewer victims, and ultimately safer communities.”

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Goodale’s spokesperson added that Correctional Service Canada only approves offenders for transfer to healing lodges “following a thorough risk assessment,” while prioritizing public safety.

He also insisted that that healing lodges “have a record of successfully dealing with difficult cases, and can be the right correctional approach for certain offenders.”

WATCH: Conservative MP pleased McClintic back behind bars, calls on government for better checks and balances

Indeed, research out of Northern Arizona University showed that six per cent of healing lodge residents had re-offended while they were on conditional release, compared to a federal re-offending rate of 11 per cent.

However, a 2002 study showed higher rates for re-offending among healing lodge residents than among offenders in minimum security — it was 19 per cent, “significantly higher” than the rate among Indigenous offenders who were released from minimum security (13 per cent).

READ MORE: Inmate escapes from healing lodge near Maple Creek, Sask.

That study was updated in 2011, and it showed that among Indigenous offenders, conditional releases were “as likely to be maintained in the community as conditional releases for aboriginal offenders from minimum security institutions for men and multi-level security institutions for women.”

— With files from Amanda Connolly and Jesse Ferreras

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‘It’s like he took a grinder to it’ : Scrap metal business turns in stolen cenotaph plaque

FREDERICTON – The thefts of plaque from two cenotaphs in Fredericton have police on the hunt for who’s responsible.

A plaque was taken from the Barker’s Point Cenotaph on Saturday, Oct.17. It’s replacement value is $3,000.

This week, three plaques went missing from the New Brunswick Provincial Cenotaph in Fredericton. Their replacement value is $10,000.

Fredericton Police say they are actively investigating the thefts.

Best Metals owner Iaan Brown said he believes the Barker’s Point Cenotaph plaque landed at his scrap metal business on Oct. 17.

He said he paid the man $110 for the plaque. Shortly after, he realized what he had received after seeing the plaque on 桑拿会所 and the news.

Barker’s Point Cenotaph. Courtesy: Fredericton Police

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“This guy completely defaced the plaque,” Brown said. “It’s like he took a grinder to it.”

Brown said the only reason he could identify it was the torch on the right side of the plaque.

He said the same man came in with several more plaques the following Tuesday, Oct. 20. His employees recognized him and took a picture. Brown also took a picture of the man’s car before he fled.

“He must have sensed it. He threw them in the back of his trunk and sped off.”

Brown reported the incident to police.

Mayor Brad Woodside is urging all local scrap metal dealers to watch for the plaques.

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Land transfer taxes up for review, could double across Ontario

TORONTO – It may soon get significantly more expensive to own a home in Ontario.

The province is currently in the process of holding public consultations to amend the Municipal Act which includes giving every municipality outside of Toronto the power to charge the Municipal Land Transfer Tax (MLTT).

Ontario has already given permission for Toronto to impose the tax back in 2008.

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“It’s before us now as a consultation process to review the municipal act and that’s all this is, no decisions have been made,” said Finance Minister Charles Sousa.

“We’ve uploaded quite a bit with regards to the demands we put on municipalities.”

Sousa said the land transfer tax is part of the province’s review of the municipal act, which is set to be completed this week. He added that if the legislation is enacted it could come into effect by the spring of next year.

“We’re having a discussion with municipalities who have felt for some time a bit beleaguered on the fiscal front ever since the downloading days of the old government and we’re still recovering from that, we’re uploading costs,” said Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Ted McMeekin.

“Should all municipalities have the same tools the city of Toronto has and if not, why not? So that’s part of the discussion we’re having.”

Those looking to purchase a home for $445,000 will therefore have to pay $5,375 in the Provincial Land Transfer Tax and an additional $4,625 for the new MLTT.

The Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) issued a media release Tuesday decrying the province’s move to double the tax on home purchases.

“The Ontario Liberals wrote to us in May 2014, during the election, stating that ‘they had no plans to extend these powers to municipalities’,” said Patricia Verge, president of OREA.

“On behalf of home buyers, we want them to remain good on this election promise and that means Ontarians need to send a strong message that the government must rethink its plan to double the land transfer tax burden on home buyers.”

During question period at Queen’s Park on Tuesday, the Progressive Conservatives demanded the Liberal government to guarantee they won’t allow municipalities to impose the extra tax.

The Association claims the MLTT in Toronto has already stiffled home purchases in the city and is costing the economy billions of dollars.

“Over five years, it is estimated that 38,227 housing transactions did not occur in Toronto because of the MLTT,” the OREA said in a media release.

“With every home transaction generating $55,000 in consumer spending on things like renovations, furniture, appliances, and fees to professionals, the MLTT has cost the City of Toronto $2.3 billion in lost economic activity and 15,000 jobs.”

The OREA has since launched an online campaign to urge the public to oppose the move.

Kamal Aurora says she is buying a new home in Oakville, Ont., adding that she hopes to sell the home she currently has.

“Maybe I won’t be able to sell my house, that would affect me,” she said. “Homes are already getting expensive, it’s not a good decision.”

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Saint Johners mourn the end of profitable food truck season

SAINT JOHN – It was a bittersweet day for Saint John foodies, as people lined up for one of their final food truck-fix of the season.

“Saint Johners love their food trucks,” said Nicole Richard.

Richard says food truck vendors started gathering at the Air Canada customer service call centre parking lot in Saint John over the summer.

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“It’s sort of like a carnival atmosphere. You come out here and see families at the picnic tables and you see a bunch of chairs behind a tail gate and people have tail gates parties,” she said.

She says she invited one food truck to come out once a week to feed her fellow Air Canada employees. But by mid-summer, a fleet had arrived and people from all across city started showing up.

Moncton’s Michael Uberall who owns Checkpoint Germany says food truck vendors are really cashing in.

“It’s hip right now. Everybody sees a food truck and they want it.”

At least in Saint John. Uberall says he is far more busy in Saint John compared to Moncton. So, travelling every week is worth the trip.

“If I look at my numbers I would says it’s at least double.”

Moncton’s Randy O’Brien owns the Bangkok Food Truck. He says his business has tripled since coming to Saint John for tasty Tuesdays.

“For next year we are looking at getting a second truck so we can come more frequently to Saint John,” he said.

The trend has caught on so well, the City of Saint John literally paved the way for trucks to park at Tin Can Beach every Wednesday.

“I know when I was a kid I was always excited when I hear that little tingle and the ice cream truck was coming. It’s that same feeling,” said Richard.

The season wraps up this week.

“We are coming back we are coming back next year for sure,” said Uberall.

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Nova Scotians welcome the suspension of community mailbox program – Halifax

HALIFAX – If you don’t already pick up your mail from a community mailbox, you just may never have to.

In anticipation of the the new Trudeau Liberal government acting on its election promise to scrap the move away from door-to-door mail delivery, Canada Post has suspended the installation of community mailboxes.

The move means nearly half a million households that were to be converted will keep their current mail service for now.

All customers who already use community mailboxes will continue to use them for the time being.

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The letter carriers union welcomes the news of the suspension the community mail box program, and hopes door-to-door service will be reinstated.

“We’re cautiously optimistic obviously,” said George Nickerson, the Coordinator for Save Canada Post in Atlantic Canada.

“We want to make sure that not only do they stop the cuts like they have said, but actually reverse them.”

One Fairview resident told Global News that 20 years ago when he moved there they had community boxes. But ten years ago Canada Post started home delivery. Then in August, service went back to the community boxes.

Fairview is just one of several areas in Halifax to have community mail boxes installed in the past two months. Nickerson hopes these areas will get home delivery again.

“I couldn’t understand why we had mail delivery taken away in the first place because we maybe don’t need mail delivery five days a week,” says Barbara Holland, who lives on Birkdale Crescent in Fairview. “We may need mail delivery three days a week and if they decide to bring back mail delivery to Birkdale Crescent I will be very happy, moreso even for some elderly people than myself.”

David Frevola has been a letter carrier for 37 years, but his hours have increased dramatically since the community mail boxes were installed.

“I’ve gone from a normal eight hour work day to a minimum of ten hours and up to fourteen hours just to complete the route,” Frevola told Global News. “Canada Post has basically turned three mail routes into one mail route.”

Many customers are happy the community box program has been suspended. “Loving it,” said Robert Hall, another Birkdale Crescent resident. “That will put more postal workers back to work.”

Molly Rechnitzer lives near the community box and enjoys getting out, but she says that will likely change in the winter.

“They can’t even clear a passage,” Rechnitzer said. “Then of course the locks will freeze. I am 79-years-old and I don’t want to fall.”

Frevola told Rechnitzer if home delivery is reinstated on this street, the boxes can be used to replace aging rural boxes.


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Federal officials wanted to highlight aboriginals, women as part of Canada 150

OTTAWA – Newly disclosed documents show federal officials wanted to mark key contributions by aboriginal people and women to Canadian history as a way to expand Canada 150 celebrations that had largely focused on military events.

A list of potential milestones that could be celebrated on the road to 2017 was delivered to the top official at Canadian Heritage in mid-March and included 17 pages of lists and details for potential commemorations leading up to, and beyond, the country’s 150th birthday.

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The list includes the centennial of when women received the right to vote in federal elections, legislation almost 200 years old that ended slavery in Canada and the births of key aboriginal figures, including the late Tommy Prince, one of Canada’s most decorated aboriginal veterans.

Combined, the extra milestones would highlight “accomplishments of minority ethnocultural groups, recognize the contributions of women and celebrate the role of Aboriginal Peoples have and continue to play in our country,” reads a report accompanying the list of recommended milestones.

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obtained a copy of the list and accompanying report through the Access to Information Act.

Canadian Heritage declined an interview request about how the milestones were chosen.

The department says no decision was made to add these milestones to the Canada 150 plans and any anniversaries beyond 2017 “will be identified and communicated in due course.”

University of Guelph history professor Matthew Hayday says the list glosses over much of Quebec’s contributions to Canada and Confederation, while celebrating aboriginals who challenged government programs of assimilation. Officials suggested marking the founding of Montreal, the anniversary of a museum built for Canada’s centennial and the passage of the Official Languages Act.

“These are not about anniversaries of Quebec’s major contributions to Confederation,” said Hayday, who researches how Canadians celebrate their history and culture.

The list avoids more contentious parts of French Canada’s history, while celebrating aboriginals who were key figures in the battle for First Nations rights, Hayday said.

READ MORE: Canadian design industry rebels against Ottawa’s Canada 150 logo contest

“It makes sense that in the 150th anniversary there is going to be an impulse towards a more national unity narrative and a desire to downplay points of intense conflict,” Hayday said. “That’s pretty typical with what governments do, but it’s interesting that there is more acknowledgment of some of the fraught history with First Nations in that list and less when it comes to French Canada and Quebec.”

The list still touches on the themes of Canada’s military efforts and Arctic sovereignty that the outgoing Conservative government put a heavy focus on.

That could change under a Liberal government. The creation of a national medicare program in 1966 or the 60th anniversary of Lester Pearson’s Nobel Peace Prize for his work in creating a peacekeeping force with the United Nations could all be on the list of milestones with the Liberals now calling the shots, Hayday said.

The Liberals may also add the anniversary of one of their MPs, Marc Garneau, becoming the first Canadian in space. The list from March suggested marking the 25th anniversary of Chris Hadfield becoming the “first Canadian member of a space shuttle team” in 2020, but no mention of Garneau’s 1984 flight aboard the space shuttle Challenger.

“I wouldn’t necessarily assume that this is going to be the be-all and end-all of what we’re going to see commemorated or that the priority list might not shift quite significantly within the next few months,” Hayday said.


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Answers about major black hole mystery discovered by SMU researchers – Halifax

HALIFAX – The baffling and strange behaviors of black holes in space are now a little less mysterious thanks to some scientific research being done at Saint Mary’s University.

Astronomy Professor Dr. Luigi Gallo and his team have been able to provide more answers to the ongoing question: How do black holes flare?

The finding came after Gallo noticed a black hole he has been observing, Markarian 335, suddenly brightened.

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The unusual event also caught the eye of NASA which focused a space telescope on the black hole so Gallo and his team could further investigate.

“We caught some really really interesting features of it,” said Gallo.

One of those features in a black hole is called a corona, which is a bright source of X-ray light that forms when matter falls into a black hole. Now for the first time, they have been able to link that corona with why black holes flare.

“What we found was the flare was caused by that corona, these really hot energetic particles that produce X-rays being launched away from the black hole and towards us,” said lead author of the study Dan Wilkins.

Gallo says this discovery is first of its kind.

“We always have this idea that black holes are eating everything around it but in this case we are actually seeing material being thrown out,” said Gallo.

The research suggests that black holes send out beams of X-rays when their surrounding coronas shoot or launch away from black holes.

Astronomers say it’s a ground breaking discovery that could eventually lead to a better understanding about how the universe was created.

“So this means if you want to understand how galaxies formed and how everything around us was put together in the universe we have to understand how that black hole in the centre of the galaxy is working and release energy.”

The research and findings are now being published by NASA and various periodicals.

Gallo says he and his team will continue their research on black holes at Saint Mary’s. He says the work they are doing is significant, even though it’s work most aren’t even aware of.

“I think to some extend people are surprised. It’s unfortunate that’s the case because we are doing some really good research here.”


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Alberta budget: Calgary cancer centre delayed, Edmonton hospital funding falls short

CALGARY – October’s provincial budget confirms the NDP government’s promise to build a new cancer centre for Calgary, but the much-needed facility will miss a 2020 target for completion, Alberta Health officials confirmed.

The project is now expected to open in the 2023-2024 year.  The $830 million set aside for the stand-alone cancer facility falls $470,000 short of the estimated cost.

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But a Calgary group that fought fiercely for the construction of the hospital applauded the news that it’s is finally moving forward.

“This is a great news day —; never before have we had such a financial commitment to a full build of a comprehensive cancer centre in Calgary,” said John Osler with Concerned Citizens for the Calgary Cancer Centre (C5).  “We are delighted.”

Osler acknowledged “unprecedented economic challenges that did not exist when Premier Redford suggested a 2020 completion date,” adding that the extent of Alberta’s money troubles was unknown when Health Minister Sarah Hoffman expressed her hope that the 2020 completion date could be met.

Two Edmonton facilities in dire need of repair—the Royal Alexandra and Misericordia hospitals—will each see just $10 million for planning, when the suggested overhaul cost for the Royal Alex alone is $4.5 billion.

The health facility funding is part of a capital plan that invests $2.2 billion to build and expand health facilities and equipment over the next five years. The plan also includes $4.4 billion over five years for “new projects and programs to be included in future capital plans.”

“There is a substantial portion of the health budget unallocated,” said Finance Minister Joe Ceci Tuesday. “We’re going to put that through the lens of: what’s needed? Is it the best capital to spend for the money? So we’ve reserved a significant part of the increase that we plan to put in this province…for the right time.”

Watch below: ‘It was challenging’: Finance Minister Joe Ceci on putting together Alberta budget 2015

Initial estimates from the PC government pegged the cost of an all-under-one-roof Calgary cancer centre at $1.3 billion, a price tag that current Health Minister Sarah Hoffman said might be exaggerated.

Hoffman said in July she weighed all options and decided Foothills Medical Centre was the best site at which to build the cancer centre. She said she thinks it’s possible to build the centre for less than the $1.3 billion originally budgeted when the project was announced by Alison Redford’s Progressive Conservative government two years ago.

“Cancer patients, their families and their caregivers deserve certainty that this government is committed to the Calgary Cancer Centre,” said Hoffman in July. “With cancer rates expected to rise in Alberta by as much as 60 per cent in the next 15 years, this new centre will be integral to meeting cancer care needs in our province.”

READ MORE: Patients press Notley for campaign promise of one-stop cancer hospital

Global News was first to report that former premier Jim Prentice was canceling the plan to build the cancer centre at Foothills last year. Former health minister Stephen Mandel said low oil prices meant the money to build the project was no longer available. During the provincial election campaign, Prentice rolled out a scaled-down plan to build a centre on two sites—at the South Health Campus hospital and at Foothills—but that wasn’t what advocates were calling for.

A number of people have been fighting ever since to bring the original project back to life, including the Concerned Citizens for the Calgary Cancer Centre.

In Edmonton, the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation sounded the alarm over the declining state of the 1960s-built main facility in its 2013-14 Report to the Community. It said “aging infrastructure” makes it difficult to maintain operations at an emergency department that handles more surgeries than any other Alberta hospital. The PC government was also under fire to replace the 45-year-old Misericordia, which has been plagued with problems including floods.

READ MORE: Calgary group launches petition demanding one-stop cancer hospital

Watch below: ‘Some realism in this budget would be good’: Wildrose leader reacts to Alberta budget 2015


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Big Soda sets target to lower Canadians’ calories from pop by 20%

Big Soda says it wants to help combat obesity in Canada, pledging on Tuesday to significantly cut the amount of calories Canadians get from the sugary carbonated and non-carbonated beverages it makes over the next several years.

The Canadian Beverage Association, the industry body that represents Coca-Cola Canada, PepsiCo Canada and Canada Dry Mott’s, is launching a campaign aimed at scaling back the amount of calories it sells through its products by 20 per cent by 2025.

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Jim Goetz, the industry body’s president, said in an interview new “advocacy” efforts will be combined with marketing and product innovations from the big beverage firms, such as introducing new sizes of cans and bottles, new combinations of sweeteners and other efforts to achieve the goal.

“Member companies are putting products out that have a mix of sweeteners that affect the calorie level. You’re also going to see marketing towards some of the low- and no-calorie beverages increase,” Goetz told Global News.

Goetz said the beverage association has commissioned the Conference Board of Canada, an Ottawa-based non-profit research firm, “to measure our progress.”

‘You’re also going to see marketing towards some of the low- and no-calorie beverages increase’

Coca-Cola, the largest beverage manufacturer in the world, is already undertaking efforts to diversify its Canadian products.

In January, the drink giant said it was making its signature cola “less sweet” by cutting eight per cent of the calories from the carbonated beverage, while making “mini-cans” (222ml) and bottles (237ml) more widely available.

Roughly two thirds of Canadian adults are either overweight or obese, according to health industry estimates, while obesity in children has also climbed significantly. Diet professionals have placed some of the blame on increasing levels of sugar consumption in recent decades.

New research

On Tuesday, American researchers released new evidence linking sugar to diabetes and heart disease in overweight children.

A joint study from the University of California, San Francisco, and Touro University California cut sugar consumption in 43 Latino and African-American children and teens who were obese and suffering from metabolic issues to 10 per cent from nearly 30 per cent.

The study found cholesterol levels improved dramatically amid an overall “reversal” in the metabolic challenges that led to overeating or contributed to far-ranging health problems from liver issues to the hardening of artery walls.

Out in front

In some ways, the beverage companies’ Canadian efforts are a race to get ahead of—or catch up to—regulatory and consumer trends.

Health authorities in several countries are increasingly targeting sugar. In March, the World Health Organization recommended both adults and children cut intake to less than 10 per cent of daily caloric consumption. In July, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed nutrition labels list added sugar amounts, and recommended a maximum daily intake of sugar of no more than 200 calories—or 40 fewer calories than what’s in one 20-ounce can of Coke.

Already declining

Consumers have also been cutting consumption – and have been for some time.

In a nine-country survey this summer by Euromonitor International, a researcher, four in 10 respondents said they looked for limited or no added sugar on food labels. In the U.S., 71 per cent said they were concerned about the amount of sugar they consumed, according to a March survey by the International Food Information Council.

U.S. soda consumption has declined for 10 straight years, a similar trend to a decline witnessed in Canada.

Total Canadian soft drink consumption has fallen to about 70 litres per capita this year, according to IBIS World Inc., another research firm, or 191ml a day per Canadian, which amounts to just over half a normal size can of Coke.

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New products

New products that emphasize less sugar and fewer calories – essentially offering more of what consumers want – will lift sales, the industry hopes.

“In the past 10 years data shows that calories are already reduced through beverage consumption,” Canadian Beverage Association president Goetz said.

“We just want to keep that progress going and so we are committing to a goal today to continue that work, so that the three largest beverage companies in Canada will continue that innovation and continue providing Canadians with choice,” he said.

“We will leverage our strengths in marketing and innovation and our vast distribution networks to work toward our goal.”

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Obama calls U.S. women’s soccer team ‘badass’ for playing like girls

WASHINGTON – U.S. President Barack Obama welcomed the U.S. women’s 2015 World Cup champion soccer team to the White House Tuesday, saying the team’s victory with class, excitement and style inspired the whole country.

“They’ve inspired millions of girls to dream bigger and, by the way, inspired millions of boys to look at girls differently, which is just as important,” Obama said.

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The U.S. defeated Japan 5-2 during the final in Vancouver to collect the top prize in women’s soccer for the first time in 16 years. Obama said his youngest daughter Sasha was able to cheer on the team when she attended the game with Vice-President Joe Biden and his granddaughter Maisy.

“This team taught all America’s children that playing like a girl means you’re a bad ass,” Obama said, to applause in the White House East Room. “Perhaps I shouldn’t have used that phrase. Playing like a girl means being the best.”

Obama singled out midfielder Carli Lloyd, who was named the tournament’s most valuable player after scoring three goals in the final. He noted that Lloyd’s title on Wikipedia was jokingly changed during the game to president of the United States, a job Obama said “is about to open up.”

“What’s another candidate in the mix,” Obama said. Dinging the 2016 Republican presidential field, he added, “I guarantee Carli knows more about being president than some of the folks running.”

Obama also lauded the team for launching the “She Believes” initiative to encourage young fans to believe in themselves. The team presented Obama with a soccer jersey that included his name and the number 44 on the back, before taking a selfie with the president.


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Your Saskatchewan: October 2015

Every weeknight on News Hour Final and weekends on News Final, we feature a viewer submitted photo for Your Saskatchewan.

To submit a picture for Your Saskatchewan, email to [email protected]长沙夜网.

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MORE: Your Saskatchewan: September 2015

Oct. 1: This Your Saskatchewan photo of a heron was snapped by Gord Novak in Martensville.

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Oct. 2: Dale Boan took this Your Saskatchewan photo near Waldheim.

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Oct. 3: This Your Saskatchewan photo was taken by Desiree Schafer at Lac La Ronge.

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Oct. 4: Bob Green took this Your Saskatchewan photo at Waterhen Lake.

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Oct. 5: This Your Saskatchewan photo of a mule deer was taken by Lloyd de Zeeuw near Milden.

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Oct. 6: Derek Sylvestre took this Your Saskatchewan photo at Saskatoon Lake, which is approximately 530 kilometres northeast of Saskatoon near the border of Manitoba and the Northwest Territories.

Derek Sylvestre / Viewer Submitted

Oct. 7: This Your Saskatchewan photo was taken in Saskatoon by Spencer Nikkel.

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Oct. 8: Steph Lynch took this Your Saskatchewan photo near Jansen.

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Oct. 9: Janna Piro took this Your Saskatchewan photo at Camp Kadesh on Christopher Lake.

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October 10: This Your Saskatchewan photo was taken by Justin Wolverine at Key Lake.

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October 11: This Your Saskatchewan photo was taken by Misha Cherniak at Cando.

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October 12: This Your Saskatchewan photo was taken by Julie Wharington of Venus beside the moon over North Battleford.

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Oct. 13: Deb Smith took this Your Saskatchewan photo during a meal run in the field near Kindersley.

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Oct. 14: Maddy Myers took this Your Saskatchewan photo in Saskatoon.

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Oct. 15: Chris Shinkewski took this Your Saskatchewan photo near Southend.

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Oct. 16: This Your Saskatchewan photo of lawn raking was taken in Kindersley by Michelle Allin.

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October 17: This Your Saskatchewan photo was taken by Barry Embree near Dinsmore.

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October 18: This Your Saskatchewan photo was taken by Cam Skoropat at Candle Lake.

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Oct. 19: Elizabeth Buchinski took this Your Saskatchewan photo at Jackfish Lake.

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Oct. 20: This Your Saskatchewan photo was taken in Regina by Notanee Bourassa.

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Oct. 21: This Your Saskatchewan photo of a moose was snapped by Bonnie Evanochko near Saskatoon.

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Oct. 22: Jacquie McKenzie took this Your Saskatchewan photo on the South Saskatchewan River near the Circle Drive South Bridge in Saskatoon.

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Oct. 23: This Your Saskatchewan photo was taken in Saskatoon by Sherry Myers.

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October 24: This Your Saskatchewan photo was taken by Judy Desjarlais at Île-à-la-Crosse.

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October 25: This Your Saskatchewan photo was taken by Linda Hockley in Saskatoon.

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Oct. 26: This Your Saskatchewan photo of the last days of harvest was taken by Debbie Lewis near Dinsmore.

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Oct. 27: Melanie Gray took this Your Saskatchewan photo of a young male moose in the Humboldt area.

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Oct. 28: This Your Saskatchewan photo was taken by Joe Caribou at Island Falls.

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Oct. 29: Eroca Batty took this Your Saskatchewan photo in Martensville.

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Oct. 30: Paul Bonneville took this Your Saskatchewan photo at Little Loon Lake.

Paul Bonneville / Viewer Submitted

Oct. 31: This Your Saskatchewan photo was taken by Carla McCall at Wolseley.

Carla McCall / Viewer Submitted

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Calgary, Edmonton ring roads to see $2.9B over 5 years: Alberta budget

CALGARY – The Calgary and Edmonton ring roads will get $2.9 billion over the next five years, according to Tuesday’s provincial budget released Tuesday. The province declined to break down the costs any further.

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Alberta Infrastructure and Transportation said disclosing the cost of the Calgary ring road specifically would affect the procurement process. The province is still working with three bidders to finalize a successful bidder, expected to be announced next year. Calgary’s ring road is set to be completed in 2022.

The funding is part of a five-year capital plan that sees $4.7 billion allocated to roads and bridges, including Highways 63, 28 and 19 in addition to the ring roads.

The government said the northeast Henday in Edmonton is scheduled to be done in 2016, completing the city’s ring road, so the spending beyond 2016-17 is entirely for Calgary’s ring road.

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The federal government had announced “funding consideration” up to $582.9 million for the southwest Calgary ring road on July 30, which would “ease congestion, reduce travel times and improve safety” on the highway, commonly known as Stoney Trail. Construction will include 31 kilometres of highway, 46 bridges, 10 service-level interchanges, four multi-level major interchanges and replacing a bridge over a CP Rail line.

The provincial government pledged to complete construction on the southwest Calgary ring road within seven years on July 7. The land transfer between the province and the Tsuu T’ina Nation necessary for the project to move forward was finalized on May 22, after the federal government authorized changes to the boundaries of the nation. The government of Alberta and Tsuu T’ina Nation originally signed the land transfer agreement in Nov. 2013.

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The federal funding falls under the National Infrastructure Component of the New Building Canada Fund. The money is conditional on the project meeting eligibility requirements as well as the signing of a “contribution agreement.” The release said Alberta’s provincial government will pay for any remaining costs.

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TransCanada gets final regulatory approval for Prince Rupert gas pipeline

CALGARY – TransCanada Corp. says it has received final regulatory approval for a natural gas pipeline that will connect northeastern British Columbia’s natural gas fields to the west coast.

The company said Tuesday that the B.C. Oil and Gas Commission has issued 11 pipeline and facility permits that clear regulatory hurdles for construction to start on the $5-billion pipeline.

The pipeline approval includes 70 conditions related to First Nations, the environment, conservation, engineering and reporting.

The 900-kilometre pipeline will run from Hudson’s Hope, B.C., to Lelu Island near Prince Rupert, connecting the province’s Montney natural gas fields to the planned Pacific NorthWest liquefied natural gas facility.

TransCanada said Pacific NorthWest LNG has already given condition approval for the pipeline but is waiting to secure federal environmental permits for its liquefied natural gas plant before giving the final go-ahead to start construction.

Some First Nations continue to oppose the natural gas project including the Luutkudziiwus — a group within the Gitxsan Nation — which says it plans to challenge the pipeline’s environmental approval in court.

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