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Cities aren’t spending enough to keep their infrastructure going: report

Cities aren’t spending enough to keep their infrastructure going: report

Canadian cities aren’t investing enough to keep the country’s infrastructure in good repair, according to a new report by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and other national organizations.

One-third of municipal infrastructure is already showing signs of deterioration or deficiencies in need of repair, the report says. Without more investment, that share will keep growing.

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    The report, released Monday, is based on surveys distributed to FCM member cities, asking municipal staff to rate their roads, drinking water, wastewater, and storm water, public buildings, sports and recreation facilities and public transit systems.

    Most municipalities rated their bridges, drinking and stormwater facilities in good condition. They were less generous with their roads, city-owned buildings and sports facilities.

    And small municipalities rated their roads worse.

    49 per cent of fire stations and 51 per cent of arenas were rated as requiring repair; 29 per cent of youth centres are in “very poor” condition, which means that demand exceeds the design capacity and/or operational problems are serious and ongoing.

    And as Global News has reported, local politicians are often oblivious themselves to the disrepair their infrastructure’s in.

    READ MORE: Documents suggest City of Toronto staff downplayed Gardiner structural concerns

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    Canada’s largest city is currently debating how to address a $124 million shortfall in its annual budget, while dealing with major infrastructure repairs like the Gardiner Expressway, as well as new transit projects.

    The consequences of under-investment in infrastructure maintenance aren’t always immediately apparent, said Nick Larson, chair of the Canadian Society of Civil Engineers’ infrastructure renewal committee, one of the organizations that worked on the report.

    “Overnight things aren’t going to start going down the toilet,” he said. “But you’re going to see gradual declines. Things like basement flooding in municipalities if sewers start to collapse, or with respect to water main failures, you might see water mains that break more, causing disruption to traffic, damage to private property.”

    READ MORE: From 2014 – Toronto’s water mains having worst winter in 20 years

    It’s easy to see cracks in the wall of a decades-old arena, most people don’t realize what’s happening underground in their city’s pipes.

    And while it can be easy to put off maintenance spending, that’s more expensive in the long run, he said.

    “As soon as things start declining past a fair condition, they can require large sums of money to be renewed as opposed to smaller investments to ensure that they don’t fall into a poor state of repair,” he said.

    “Think of your house. You’re going to replace your shingles, you’re not going to do the whole roof. You’re going to make sure you’re spending the upkeep that’s required so you avoid huge expenditures down the road.”

    READ MORE: Cities clamour for speedier infrastructure cash

    The report does not say exactly how many dollars of investment are required to keep up Canadian infrastructure. This was a deliberate decision, said Larson, as different people have different standards in mind.

    However, the report notes that “reinvestment rates” – the annual renewal budget as a percentage of the asset’s replacement value – are much lower than expert-recommended targets.

    To keep your roads in good repair, for example, cities are advised to spend between two and three per cent of their value on annual maintenance; on average, Canadian cities only spend 1.1 per cent.

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Calgary officials appeal for photos, video related to Arbour Lake house fire

Calgary officials appeal for photos, video related to Arbour Lake house fire

Calgary officials are asking the public for information related to a house fire in the city’s northwest Sunday night.

At about 7:30 p.m., the Calgary Fire Department responded to reports of a fire at a vacant house on Arbour Stone Close N.W.

“This is a unique fire and considered suspicious because the house was boarded up; it was empty, no one was living in it,” Calgary Fire Department spokesperson Carol Henke said. “It has a security fence around the perimeter and the utilities had been shut off way prior to the fire.

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“It does make us think that it’s possibly suspicious, and we are looking for any information the public has to offer.”

Police and fire officials appealed to the public Monday, asking for information, photos or video related to the fire before emergency crews responded.

Investigators said they are looking for any vehicles pulled over to the side of Stoney Trail northbound between Crowchild and Country Hills Boulevard before 7:25 p.m. Sunday.

“The home where the fire started backs on to a green space, which then backs on to Stoney Trail,” Henke said. “So if the fire was started purposefully, that may have been a good place to park for a speedy getaway.”

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With files from Global’s Carolyn Kury de Castillo

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Report examines Alberta grazing leases

Report examines Alberta grazing leases

CALGARY – An independent review suggests the Alberta government would have as much as $45 million in extra annual revenue if it revamped how it handles grazing leases.

The long-standing program allows cattle producers to rent vast swaths of Crown land and was criticized last summer by the province’s auditor general.

Merwan Saher said the government manages 5,700 grazing leases on more than two million hectares of public land on behalf of Albertans, which contributes about $4 million each year to government coffers.

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    Saher said it appears ranchers leasing from the government are deriving personal financial benefits when they turn around and accept compensation from oil and gas companies to gain access to wells on that land. He said the province is forgoing more than $25 million each year as a result.

    The independent review by the University of Alberta’s Land Institute looked at alternative models for grazing leases, including one in place in neighbouring Saskatchewan. Each would result in increased compensation to the province ranging from $36 million to $45 million a year, the review suggested.

    “We went into it somewhat naively looking at how those revenues would change … but as we dug into the system, we realized it’s a lot more complicated than just flicking a switch,” said research director Vic Adamowicz.

    “I think we went into it thinking it was a little more black and white than it was.”

    The government is doing its own review of the leasing program and Environment Minister Shannon Phillips has met with the land institute.

    “The information they presented, and that provided by other stakeholders including agriculture and oil and gas producers, helps to inform and support future policy decisions,” Phillips said.

    Adamowicz said the government must consider rental payments leaseholders make as well as compensation they receive from energy companies. Oversight from Alberta’s Surface Rights Board is also needed, he said.

    Cliff Wallis from the Alberta Wilderness Association said leaseholders have been doing a good job caring for the land, but some are making a lot of money that could go elsewhere.

    “It’s super flawed. It basically creates haves and have-nots between the have ranchers who have oil and gas wells and those who don’t,” Wallis said.

    “The money that comes from surface rights payments should be going back into a grassland conservation fund or a public land conservation fund to deal with wildlife issues, compensating ranchers for various things, help with conservation.”

    Wallis said his group would “scream like stuck pigs” if the government tried to divert any new lease money into general revenues.

    The Alberta Grazing Leaseholders Association admits the program isn’t perfect, but believes the auditor general should have done more homework.

    “There are a lot of people who don’t understand it and don’t want to listen to why it works the way it does, but it’s been a very good instrument over the years to ensure these lands were settled and cared for,” said Larry Sears, who leases about 2,300 hectares in southwestern Alberta.

    “The vast majority of the leaseholders in the province have five or less installations and less than half of the leaseholders get any oil and gas activity at all.”

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Immigration minister in favour of refugees settling in French-speaking areas

Immigration minister in favour of refugees settling in French-speaking areas

With hundreds of refugees already being settled in New Brunswick and more on the way, Canada’s immigration minister says he thinks more should be landing in French-speaking communities.

The new arrivals in the province have so far been concentrated in its three largest cities —; Fredericton, Moncton and Saint John —; which are all predominantly English-speaking areas.

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Immigration Minister John McCallum and the federal government are now calling on other areas to come forward.

“I think more could be sent to French-speaking communities, especially since the refugees are starting at square one. That would be a positive move,” McCallum said.

Areas including Bathurst and Edmundston could become part of the resettlement efforts in the coming weeks, which some provincial officials think would be a step in the right direction.

“It’s important that with 33 per cent of our population being Francophone, we want to try to bring in 33 per cent of those newcomers to ensure we maintain our linguistic balance,” said Alex Leblanc, the executive director of the New Brunswick Multicultural Council.

McCallum said with the majority of refugees knowing neither English nor French it’s essentially “a blank slate”, meaning the opportunity to learn either language is there.

READ MORE: Syrian refugees settling in Fredericton to get free transit service for year

However, with strong support systems in the province’s three major urban centres, smaller communities could struggle to match their resources.

“We have a settlement team here that enables them to go out, apply for jobs, start working,” said Justin Ryan of the Multicultural Association of the Greater Moncton Area.

“So the ability to not only have the jobs available, but to have the support to connect their skills to the jobs is the other essential linchpin.”

There is currently no timetable for a decision to be made regarding the expansion resettlement efforts.

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Pass the blowtorch! Deep freeze causing headaches for Canada Post

Pass the blowtorch! Deep freeze causing headaches for Canada Post

After days of being unable to pry open their ice-encrusted community mailboxes in St. John’s, Helen Escott and her neighbours started getting creative.

First, people started packing de-icing liquid for their daily trip to the boxes. Then, when the ice still wouldn’t melt, they began using lighters and even raiding their kitchens to find something — anything — that would force the tiny metal doors open and liberate the letters and packages inside.

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    “My neighbour, who’s a chef, goes with his flambé thing and tries to warm it up,” Escott said from her Newfoundland and Labrador home on Tuesday.

    “Our neighbourhood will all be at the mailbox. At 5 o’clock or 5:30, you’ll see people out there. It reminds me of high school when everybody used to go out for a smoke. Everybody’s standing out there going ‘can I use your lighter?’ … It gets to the point where you just want to take a hammer to it.”

    (Canada Post is actively discouraging people from trying to break into the boxes using fire, chemicals or any kind of hammer.)

    There has been no shortage of issues with the new community mailboxes installed across Canada last fall under the previous government. They’ve been called too small, too easy to vandalize and just too difficult to access, but this latest problem — freezing locks and doors — is perhaps causing more headaches for Canada Post than any of the others.

    Reports of people being unable to turn their keys — or unable pull the keys back out again and breaking them off in the locks — began circulating in November and have increased since.

    Residents of Charlottetown were told that the new boxes had a different lock design that is more susceptible to freezing, and that a rapid rise, then drop, in temperature had sealed some of them shut. People in Montreal were told to sit tight and Canada Post would show up to thaw the boxes. Folks in Ottawa have been calling Canada Post’s 1-800 help line by the dozens asking for assistance.

    READ MORE: Mixed reaction to Liberal suspension of Canada Post mailbox program

    “It seems to be a common problem,” Escott noted, chuckling. “Newfoundland has different temperatures than they do in Vancouver, where they have palm trees. But in Newfoundland, where we just had two feet of snow last night and where it’s -1 C on a regular basis and could go down to -15 C, these boxes just don’t work.”

    Canada Post confirmed to Global News this week that it has received “a few hundred calls” in the National Capital Region about frozen boxes, in addition to the hundreds of others coming in from across the country. People unable to get through have taken to 桑拿会所 to vent their frustrations.

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    “The unseasonably warm rainy weather immediately followed by a flash freeze and harsh winter conditions in various areas of the country has impacted many locks, including community mailboxes,” explained Canada Post spokesperson Mouktar Abdillahi.

    “Our teams are out there working on de-icing the locks in both new and older models. We appreciate everyone’s patience as we work to resolve this as quickly as possible.”

    Meanwhile, Escott — who changed over from door-to-door delivery to a community box last October — finally gained access to her mail late last week after two days of freezing temperatures. She said she has no problem with walking to get her letters and parcels, but there has to be a permanent fix to the freezing issue, or she and her neighbours will be going through the same thing next year.

    Canada Post could give mail carriers the tools to immediately de-ice frozen mailboxes when they spot them, she suggested, or at least give them a means of reporting the issue to someone who can get there to fix it. Another option might be a glass shelter like you see over bus stops.

    “At least you’d protect them. Here we use a lot of salt on the roads because of the ice. And when drivers go by, it splashes the ice up on the mailbox, which causes them to be encased in ice, too.”

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Confederate flag’s removal turns Martin Luther King Day into celebration

Confederate flag’s removal turns Martin Luther King Day into celebration

COLUMBIA, S.C. – For the first time in 17 years, civil rights leaders gathered at the South Carolina Statehouse to pay homage to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. without the Confederate flag casting a long shadow over them.

The rebel banner was taken down over the summer after police said a young white man shot nine black church members to death during a Bible study in Charleston. The young man posted photos online showing him carrying the Confederate battle flag flown by forces supporting the secessionist, pro-slavery Southern states during the American Civil War.

Following the massacre at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Republican Gov. Nikki Haley reversed course and made it a priority for lawmakers to pass legislation to remove the flag from the Statehouse grounds.

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ChangSha Night Net “Isn’t this a great day? It’s so nice to be standing here and not looking at that flag,” said Ezell Pittman, who had attended most of the King Day anti-flag rallies since they started in 2000. “I always had faith it would come down. I hate it took what it did, but was real happy to see it go.”

Across the country, the 30th anniversary of the holiday to honour the civil rights leader assassinated in 1968, was remembered in different ways. In Michigan, people delivered bottled water to residents of Flint amid the city’s drinking water crisis. In Atlanta, an overflow crowd listened as to the U.S. housing secretary talk about the 50th anniversary of King’s visit to Chicago to launch a campaign for fair housing. In Minnesota, a rally against police brutality was planned.

Lonnie Randolph, president of the South Carolina chapter of the NAACP, a leading civil rights group, said the flag’s removal was tangible evidence the state cares about civil rights when pushed hard enough. But he warned there would be other fights ahead.

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“I promise you, the people that gather in this building – your building – will do something this year to cause us to return to insure freedom, justice and equality is made possible for all people,” Randolph said, motioning toward the capitol behind him.

Randolph promised to keep coming to the Statehouse until King’s dream is fully realized in a state where there are wide gaps in education achievement between school districts in rich, white communities and poorer, black ones, and where the governor and Republican-dominated Legislature have refused to take federal money to expand health care coverage to more lower-income residents.

About 1,000 people gathered at the Statehouse on a clear, cold day, drawn in part by appearances by all three main Democratic presidential candidates – former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley.

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Sanders reminded the crowd King was a dynamic leader who wanted to help the poor. O’Malley said King would be ashamed his county has made it harder to vote and easier to buy a gun.

Only Clinton dealt directly with the flag. She credited Haley and the Republicans with working with the NAACP after the church shooting and choosing King’s legacy over hatred.

“We couldn’t celebrate him and the Confederacy. We had to choose,” Clinton said. “And South Carolina made the right choice.”

In the U.S., President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama followed the King Day theme of community service by planting vegetable seeds at a District of Columbia elementary school to honour the civil rights leader and celebrate Mrs. Obama’s anti-childhood obesity initiative.

WATCH: FBI director criticizes FBI’s treatment of Martin Luther King.

They also stuffed bags with books for needy children along with young people who participate in a White House mentoring program and volunteers from the AmeriCorps national service program.

Elsewhere, an overflow crowd showed up at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, where King once preached, to celebrate his legacy at an annual commemorative service. It capped more than a week of events under the theme: “Remember! Celebrate! Act! King’s Legacy of Freedom for Our World.”

While people have been distracted by TV reality shows and music “that tears down instead of uplifts,” many injustices have occurred and “we’re about to create right here in this civilized society the wild, wild west with guns,” said King’s daughter, the Rev. Bernice King.

“Y’all, we can’t keep being distracted, because if you’re not careful, we’re about to allow a reality show host to bully himself into becoming president of the United States of America,” she said, in a reference to Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump.

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U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro told the church audience that King moved into a Chicago apartment on the city’s west side 50 years ago and described seeing “a daily battle against depression and hopelessness” as babies were attacked by rats and children wore clothes too thin to protect against the Midwest winter.

“You see, Dr. King knew that housing was more than about just bricks and mortar,” Castro said.

In Minneapolis, activists braved frigid temperatures as they marched onto a Mississippi River bridge that connects Minneapolis and St. Paul to protest the deaths of two black men shot by police last year in the Twin Cities.

In California, protesters from the Black Lives Matter group shut down one side of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge when they stopped vehicles in the westbound lanes and chained themselves and the cars together to form a line across the bridge. The Black Lives Matter movement emerged after incidents in which police killed unarmed blacks in Ferguson, Missouri, New York and elsewhere.

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Touching photo of service dog comforting anxious bride-to-be goes viral

Touching photo of service dog comforting anxious bride-to-be goes viral

A three-year-old yellow lab is being hailed a hero after a photo of the pup comforting an anxious bride on her wedding day was posted to social media.

Bella, a service dog trained in recognizing panic attacks, is the companion of Valerie Parrott of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Parrott, who was married this month, suffers from anxiety, which can be a crippling disorder, especially during periods of heightened stress.

Parrott relies on Bella to help avoid and prevent episodes of panic.

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    “Bella’s medical alert title refers to her ability to predict and inform me of different types of body changes,” wrote Parrot on her blog.

    Parrott was just finishing getting into her wedding dress when she felt a panic attack coming.

    Recognizing Parrott’s anxiousness, Bella put her training to work, using a simple nudge against the knee to help comfort her master.

    “Usually, her warning is all I need to get to a safe place or to take action to prevent a panic attack,” wrote Parrott.

    The remarkable moment of companionship was caught on camera by Parrott’s wedding photographer.

    “It’s so much more than just a photo, and I recognize that,” photographer Maddie Peschong told CNN.

    The photo was posted to popular aggregate site Reddit, and has since exploded in popularity garnering more than 1.6 million views.

    “It’s not that it’s anymore beautiful than any other photo,” said Peschong. “It’s 100 per cent about the moment. And that’s all Val, and that’s all Bella.”

    It was just one of many special moments Peschong caught between Parrott and her pouch.

    “I think it’s possible people don’t realize that while Bella was an adorable part of the wedding, she was definitely there to work,” said Peschong.

    Parrott believes the photos are a good reminder for the public, and herself, of just how influential a service dog can be.

    “It captures a side of being a service dog team that sometimes you almost forget is there,” Parrott told CBS. “we rely on each other so much.”

    “To have Val be able to turn this into a really teachable moment to educate about service dogs, has been extremely special,” said Peschong.

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New curriculum offers B.C. students coding basics

New curriculum offers B.C. students coding basics

VANCOUVER – Students in British Columbia’s public elementary schools are on track to become the first generation to get basic training in computer coding as the province answers a call from its thriving tech sector.

Some children in grades six to nine will begin learning the ABCs of digital technology once the government adds coding to teachers’ lesson plans in its modernized curriculum.

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Schools will receive the new curriculum in September and the program is slated to be phased in over three years. The goal is to expose all kindergarten to Grade 12 students to coding basics within the next decade.

Premier Christy Clark announced the plan Monday among several initiatives to address a shortage of workers with digital skills that are needed by B.C. tech firms in the government’s bid to bolster the knowledge economy.

“You’ve told us … you need more talent. We know that’s crucial for your success,” Clark told about 2,800 delegates at the BCTech Summit.

“Tech companies will locate in places where they can find the people that will be capable of doing the work. We need to start that in our schools.”

Specific details, including costs to implement the curriculum changes, weren’t revealed as the program remains under development. Government officials said teachers will be given the opportunity to learn about coding during professional development days.

The officials said they looked to jurisdictions including Ontario and Britain as examples in designing the policy, but noted there’s no place that’s implemented coding long enough to know its results.

So far, the province has spent $500,000 running five coding academies over the past year for post-secondary students and has committed to expanding those camps into the next fiscal year. It also supported a program that ran nearly 700 events called Hour of Code.

Jeremy Shaki, CEO of Lighthouse Labs, which has held free coding boot camps for thousands of citizens, said he would have loved to see the new curriculum delivered last year, but is thrilled by recent progress.

“A lot of people have been banging this door for a couple years now,” said Shaki. “By putting it out there, it means they’ll have to develop it.”

New Brunswick and Nova Scotia have made similar commitments to coding over the past two years, while the United Kingdom made coding a mandatory part of school curriculum in 2014.

New York City announced last fall that all of its public schools will be required to offer computer science to all students, and Chicago is working on a similar initiative.

Melody Ma, a Vancouver web-developer who convinced the government to participate in the Hour of Code, said revising B.C.’s curriculum is great but she has concerns.

“What are the resources on the back-end to actually support this? We haven’t heard what those plans are. How are we actually going to make this happen? Not every child in school has access to a computer,” she said.

The disparity in resources around the province became clear when Ma helped put on a free coding event at an older high school in Prince George, B.C. Some 100 participating students had to learn offline when they ran out of Internet bandwidth.

Tech firm CEO Alexandra Greenhill is a mother of three girls, ages five to 13, who believes the potential of an entire generation will be undermined if coding is not made a core part of the education system.

She believes savvy policy will find ways, such as implementing a simple card game she invented called “Little Codr” that teaches kids to think like computers.

“We don’t teach you language for you to become a poet or English professor,” she said. “I don’t want my kids to automatically become coders. I want them to know enough about this so they’re not intimidated and they can choose to embrace it if they want to.”

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Video shows missing Markham woman talking with man minutes after she was last seen

Video shows missing Markham woman talking with man minutes after she was last seen

TORONTO —; Police have released surveillance video they believe shows missing Markham woman Taneesha Brown briefly talking with an unknown man minutes after she was last seen.

Investigators are also using the footage to help guide their search, and are checking nearby ponds.

The footage made public Monday on YouTube shows a woman walking across the near-empty parking lot of Bur Oak Secondary School in Markham around 10:48 p.m. Tuesday and briefly chatting with the man before walking away in a southbound direction.

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Investigators with York region police have said Brown was last seen at 10:30 that night at her aunt’s home in the McCowan Road and Castlemore Avenue area —; a short distance from the school —; and told her family members she was stepping out for some fresh air but never returned.

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On Monday, they said Brown is also believed to have attended an event at Bur Oak Secondary that night.

The man is described as a witnesses, not a suspect, and he is asked to contact police.

Police are also focusing search efforts on the direction Brown is recorded heading in, as the force’s marine unit began scouring waters west of the high school as they try to locate her.

A remotely operated vehicle will be checking open water in the partially frozen ponds, police said Monday.

Investigators and family members have said they have received no information on her possible whereabouts and are increasingly concerned for her well-being, as they believe she is not suitably dressed for the weather.

Uriel Brown said his daughter had mental health issues and that he had introduced her to the teachings of the Nation of Islam in hopes it would help her instead of medication.

Brown is described by police as a black woman standing 5’5″ tall, weighing 122 pounds, with black shoulder-length hair and pink highlights.

She was last seen wearing a traditional Muslim outfit consisting of a white, knee-length dashiki, with white pants underneath, a white hijab on her head and carrying a black purse.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the York Regional Police #5 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-866-876-5423, ext.7541, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-tips, leave an anonymous tip online at 长沙桑拿按摩论坛长沙夜生活1800222tips长沙桑拿 or text your tip to CRIMES (274637) starting with the word YORK.

WATCH ABOVE: Taneesha Brown, 25, vanished from her aunt’s house Tuesday. Police are concerned for her well-being. Mark Carcasole reports.

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Your Saskatchewan: January 2016

Your Saskatchewan: January 2016

Every day on the Evening News and News Hour 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.

Pictures should be at least 920 pixels wide and in jpeg format.

GALLERY: Your Saskatchewan December 2015

Jan. 2: This Your Saskatchewan photo was taken by Connie Kirychuk at Weyakwin Lake.

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Jan. 3: This Your Saskatchewan photo was taken by Marcy Yewsuk near Melville.

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Jan. 4: This Your Saskatchewan photo was taken by Micheline Creary near Major, Sask.

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Jan. 5: This Your Saskatchewan photo was taken by Jacqui Ferguson in Saskatoon.

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Jan. 6: This Your Saskatchewan photo was sent in by Vicki Metheral near Vanscoy with the title “frosted mini-wheats.”

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Jan. 7: This Your Saskatchewan photo was taken by Kevin Clark at Fosston.

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Jan. 8: This Your Saskatchewan photo was taken by Jenn Kreese near Leask.

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Jan. 9: This Your Saskatchewan photo was taken by Adele Booth of icicles on the south shore of Chitek Lake.

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Jan. 10: This Your Saskatchewan photo was taken by Bob Livingston at Meeting Lake.

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Jan. 11: Bob Green took this Your Saskatchewan photo of the demolition Sunday of two spans on Saskatoon’s 109-year-old Traffic Bridge.

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Jan. 12: Heidi Fischer took this Your Saskatchewan photo of the remnants of Saskatoon’s Traffic Bridge.

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Jan. 13: This Your Saskatchewan photo of ice fishing on Blackstrap Lake was snapped by Jared Thorvaldson.

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Jan. 14: Sharon Thomson took this Your Saskatchewan photo south of Alsask.

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Jan. 15: This Your Saskatchewan photo was taken near Foam Lake by Faye Campbell.

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Jan. 16: This Your Saskatchewan photo was taken by Brandi Mae of a coyote by the weir in Saskatoon.

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Jan. 17: This Your Saskatchewan photo was taken by Pat Borchardt near Biggar.

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Jan. 18: Valerie Horner took this Your Saskatchewan photo of a blue jay in Prince Albert.

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Jan. 19: This Your Saskatchewan photo of little Ashlyn bundled up for the cold weather in Cumberland House was taken by Ashton Mckay.

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Jan. 20: Celeste Toews took this Your Saskatchewan photo at Turtle Lake.

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Jan. 21: This Your Saskatchewan photo of some sheep in Alvena was taken by Crystal Chan.

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Jan. 22: Colleen Clavelle took this Your Saskatchewan photo near Clavet.

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Jan. 23: This Your Saskatchewan photo was taken by Nancy Scott of a sundog west of Melfort.

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Jan. 24: This Your Saskatchewan photo was taken by Notanee Bourassa in Regina.

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Jan. 25: This Your Saskatchewan photo was taken by Dineen Daniels in Cumberland House of one of the many vigils being held for the tragedy in La Loche.

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Jan. 26: Trevor Altman took this Your Saskatchewan photo of an ice igloo they built in Creighton.

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Jan. 27: This Your Saskatchewan photo of a sundog was taken by Tim Gee in Regina.

Tim Gee / Viewer Submitted

Jan. 28: This Your Saskatchewan photo was taken by Karoline Mallow of 19-month-old Makenley and Kloe, 7, playing on snowy steps in Saskatoon.

Karoline Mallow / Viewer Submitted

Jan. 29: Morin Nola took this Your Saskatchewan photo in Sandy Bay.

Morin Nola / Viewer Submitted

Jan. 30: This Your Saskatchewan photo was taken by Casey Caplette near North Battleford.

Casey Caplette / Viewer Supplied

Jan. 31: This Your Saskatchewan photo was taken by Vicki Metheral near Vanscoy.

Vicki Metheral / Viewer Supplied
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