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Edmonton Valley Line LRT construction will cause traffic headache in 2018

Edmontonians are being told to brace themselves for the next round of Valley Line LRT construction.On Wednesday, the City of Edmonton provided a progress report and residents can expect the most physical changes to the line in the New Year.By January, 102 Avenue between 96 Street and 103 Street will …

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Fed raises interest rates, keeps 2018 policy outlook unchanged

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Federal Reserve raised interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point on Wednesday, as anticipated, but left its rate outlook for the coming years unchanged even as policymakers projected a short-term acceleration in U.S. economic growth. Outgoing Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen holds a news …

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Polygamist sect leader Jeff Warrens jailed for food fraud scheme

A former leader of a breakaway polygamous Mormon sect has been given a nearly five-year sentence for fraud and fleeing house arrest in Utah. Lyle Jeffs admitted to orchestrating what authorities have called the nation’s largest scheme to defraud the federal food benefits programme. He was arrested in June after …

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Holiday Train rolling toward Southern Interior

It’s one of the biggest Christmas time attractions in the Southern Interior and it’s coming back for another year.For the 19th consecutive year, the CP Holiday Train is making another return.Since it began back in 1999, the Holiday Train has collected 3.9-million pounds of food for North American food banks …

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Ontario woman charged for driving more than double speed limit in school zone

INNISFIL, Ont. – Police say they have arrested a 22-year-old woman after she was clocked going more than double the speed limit in a school zone.South Simcoe police say an officer was in Innisfil, Ont., on Tuesday when he noticed a speeding vehicle.READ MORE: Woman charged after allegedly driving 60 …

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Turkish police summon FBI official: Anadolu

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish police summoned a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) official on Wednesday over statements made in a U.S. court by a former Turkish police investigator who fled the country last year, the state-run Anadolu Agency said. Anadolu said the FBI official was summoned following testimony given by …

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US Federal Reserve raises interest rates

WASHINGTON, Dec 13 (KUNA) — The US Federal Reserve has decided to raise the interest rates to a target range of 1.25 to 1.5 percent.This is the fifth increase in the interest rates since the Federal Reserve had cut the rates to about zero in the wake of the 2008 …

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Councillor Aidan Johnson to put forth motion to let province run Hamilton’s LRT

A motion will be presented at city hall on Monday to drop council’s request that the Hamilton Street Railway (HSR) be put in charge of operating Hamilton’s light rail transit (LRT) line.Councillor Aidan Johnson’s motion would endorse the original, integrated design-build-finance-operate-maintain model.READ MORE: Metrolinx recommends against Hamilton running its LRTStory …

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Illinois firefighters stage daring rescue after dog falls through ice on frozen lake

An Illinois fire department has released video footage of a dramatic rescue after a man and his dog fell through the ice on a frozen lake, stranding the dog in freezing cold water.According to the Harlem-Roscoe Fire Department, firefighters responded to a call of a man who had fallen through …

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Vice chancellors' pay: Universities to agree new code

University leaders have agreed to a new code on senior pay, which is expected to be published in the next few weeks. University representatives held a meeting with minister Jo Johnson on Wednesday where they accepted the need for more accountability. It follows fierce criticism of university leaders amid claims …

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