October 18th, 2017

Canada 150

‘A national hero’: Geddy Lee, Dan Aykroyd, Steven Page reflect on Gord Downie

By Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press on October 18th, 2017

TORONTO – As Canadian musicians tearfully reflected on the legacy of Gord Downie on Wednesday, many used a word the late Tragically Hip frontman himself belted out onstage in his signature howl: “Courage.” Downie’s advocacy on behalf of Indigenous Peoples, his fortitude in touring one last time, and his fundraising efforts during his fight with ... Read More »

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Alberta fireman dies battling wildfire; 2 men injured, 1 dead in Saskatchewan

By Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press on October 18th, 2017

Wind-whipped wildfires that scorched parts of Alberta and Saskatchewan on Tuesday and forced the evacuation of several communities have taken a human toll. Officials with Cypress County in southeastern Alberta confirmed the death of a firefighter who was battling a fierce grass fire driven by gusting winds near Hilda. A release said James Hargrave of ... Read More »

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Bobcaygeon feels great connection to late Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie

By Ryan McKenna, The Canadian Press on October 18th, 2017

BOBCAYGEON, Ont. – Residents of Bobcaygeon are remembering Gord Downie for putting them on the map by writing a hit song about their town. Local business owner Sacha Douglas says the community feels a great connection to the Tragically Hip frontman. Downie, who announced last year that he had terminal brain cancer, died Tuesday at ... Read More »

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Man known as Houston area’s ‘Tourniquet Killer’ set to die

By Michael Graczyk, The Associated Press on October 18th, 2017

HUNTSVILLE, Texas – A man who became known as the Houston area’s “Tourniquet Killer” because of the way he strangled his victims was set for execution Wednesday evening. Anthony Allen Shore confessed to killing four female victims from 1986 to 1995 after a tiny particle collected from under the fingernail of 21-year-old Maria del Carmen ... Read More »

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Tatum won’t develop sexual abuse drama with Weinstein Co.

By The Associated Press on October 18th, 2017

LOS ANGELES – Channing Tatum is no longer developing a film with The Weinstein Co. that dealt with a boy dealing with the aftermath of sexual abuse. Tatum writes on Instagram Wednesday that he will not be developing anything with Harvey Weinstein’s former company, which has been embroiled in sexual harassment scandals over the past ... Read More »

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What you need to know about the use of ammonia at Canadian arenas

By Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press on October 18th, 2017

The suspected ammonia leak that killed three people in Fernie, B.C., has shone a spotlight on the chemical so often used as a cooling agent in Canadian arenas. Accidents involving the chemical are not uncommon, though the incident in Fernie marks what is believe to be the first fatal one. As questions arise about the ... Read More »

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Judge asks group in Trump lawsuit to justify right to sue

By Jake Pearson And Tami Abdollah, The Associated Press on October 18th, 2017

NEW YORK – A federal judge on Wednesday pressed government lawyers to explain why President Donald Trump’s ownership of hotels patronized by foreign government officials didn’t violate the Constitution, a key question that could shed light on Trump’s finances if a civil lawsuit heard in New York is allowed to proceed. At issue in the ... Read More »

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Quebec father-son duo hope to rise to the occasion in international bake-off

By Morgan Lowrie, The Canadian Press on October 18th, 2017

MONTREAL – Laurent Agliata jokes he has flour, not blood, running through his veins. And beginning Sunday, the third-generation baker from Montreal will get a chance to prove it as he and his 22-year-old son Damien represent Canada at the three-day World of Bread contest in Nantes, France. Teams representing 18 countries will have just ... Read More »

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Finance Minister followed the law, has done nothing wrong: Trudeau

By The Canadian Press on October 18th, 2017

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau refuses to say when he found out that Bill Morneau never put his substantial assets into a blind trust after being appointed finance minister two years ago. Trudeau accuses opposition parties, who’ve intensified their attacks on the finance minister, of playing gutter politics over the issue. And he says ... Read More »

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Lawler promises balanced attack when he takes on dos Anjos in Winnipeg

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press on October 18th, 2017

WINNIPEG – UFC fans should see a new-and-improved Robbie Lawler in two months. Following his unanimous decision over Donald Cerrone this past July, the former welterweight champion took a closer look at himself and decided he wanted to make improvements. The No. 1-ranked contender is working on his grappling and striking, but he’s also aiming ... Read More »

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