Quebec sees second jailbreak involving helicopter

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MONTREAL – There has been another jailbreak in Quebec involving a helicopter.

Quebec Provincial Police say three inmates have escaped from the Orsainville Detention Centre in Quebec City with the help of a green coloured helicopter.

Police have few details on the nature of the escape, but say the helicopter flew west from Orsainville.

Police have identified the escapees on Twitter as Yves Denis, Denis Lefebvre and Serge Pomerleau.

They say anyone who spots them should not approach them and immediately contact police.

It’s the second time in just over a year that a helicopter was involved in a jailbreak.

In March, 2013, there was a daring escape at St-Jerome prison involving a helicopter where a pilot was forced at gunpoint to pluck two inmates from the facility on a quiet Sunday afternoon.

The two escapees and the two suspects who hijacked the chopper were caught by police within a…

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Local event raises over $130,000 to help Saskatchewan kids play sports

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REGINA – Hundreds of participants took part in KidSport Regina’s 18th annual Fun and Fitness Corporate Challenge, playing a variety of unusual games, Saturday.

“We always bring up the example of hockey where $750 is sometimes not even covering just the registration,” said Lindsay Sutherland, provincial coordinator for Kidsport. “I mean, it’s hard for parents if you can’t afford it, and your child would really benefit from it, so that’s where we come in.”

Last year, KidSport helped about 8,900 kids in Saskatchewan, granting $1.4 million to cover registration fees.

The event, located at the University of the Regina, included 34 teams this year, and a number of odd games, such as ‘shot in the dark beach volleyball,’ which featured a tarp covering the net and lower portion, not letting each team see each other.

Kassidy Smith, a recipient of the program’s registration fee coverage, spoke to the crowd…

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Nigerian girls given deportation orders in 2012 return to Regina

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REGINA – The two Nigerian girls who were given deportation orders for illegally working while living in Canada on student visas, have been granted permission to return by the federal government.

Favour Amadi and Victoria Ordu arrived at Regina International Airport on Saturday evening, and were greeted warmly by dozens of supporters.

“They are so grateful to everyone that helped to make this day happen. And they’re extremely happy, extremely happy. School starts July 2nd for them, and so, they’re going to go back and continue their studies,” said Kay Adebogun, who works as the girls’ immigration counselor.

The girls were third year students at the U of R. In June 2012, they took jobs at Walmart without proper work visas. Both girls claimed they were unaware the work was a violation of their study permits.

For over a year after they were ordered to leave the country. Amadi and Ordu hid in various…

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Hundreds of pop culture items auctioned off in Vancouver

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WATCH: The Howard Blank collection auction is a pop culture supermarket. And as Squire Barnes reports, the past is within reach if you’re willing to pay the price.

Hundreds of rare pop culture collectibles are up for grabs in Vancouver this weekend as part of a unique auction. The lifetime collection of Howard Blank is on sale and bidders from as far away as Ontario are here to snatch some of the rarest items.

The collection is full of little pieces of nostalgia, including movie memorabilia, vintage gumball and coke bottle vending machines, and more than 100 acoustic and electric guitars.

Some of the rare items include Andy Warhol signed serigraphs, B.B. King electrical guitar and original art work signed by Michael Jackson and John Lennon.

One of the most unique and prized possessions in Blank’s collection is the original rickshaw from the 1963 Elvis Presley film It Happened at the…

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Global News picks up 11 RTDNA awards

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TORONTO – Global News has won 11 National and Network RTDNA (Radio and Television Digital News Association) awards, the most among Canadian broadcasters.

The awards hailed Global News for its coverage on issues ranging from the 2013 Alberta flooding to an in-depth look at epilepsy and the medical efforts to understand, treat and explain the disorder that affects one in every 100 Canadians.

“These awards represent the success of the diligence, passion, and dedication from our news teams across the country,” said Troy Reeb, senior VP of news and station operations. “We’re honoured to be recognized by industry leaders for our outstanding achievements in broadcast.”

The awards were presented at the RTDNA annual gala in Toronto Saturday.

The big winner Saturday was Global Calgary after taking home three national awards, including the Bert Cannings Award for Best Newscast and Charlie Edwards Award for Spot News for their coverage of…

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Painted Sections Of Boston’s Freedom Trail Get New Look

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BOSTON (CBS) – The historic spots on Boston’s famed Freedom Trail remain the same but sections of the striping that forms the trail will have a whole new look.

Since the 1950s the trail has led visitors to 16 sites including Paul Revere’s house, the Old North Church and Faneuil Hall.

The red painted trail has been replaced with a red, white, and blue-gray thermoplastic strip that will be applied with head through crosswalks and on the concrete sections of the painted trail throughout Downtown Crossing, Charlestown, and the North End.

City officials said the bricked areas of the Freedom Trail will not be replaced by the new striping project. The project will cost $50,000.

The old trail had to be repainted every year. City officials believe the new strips will last up to eight years.

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