Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

 

Tom Cochrane reworks ‘Big League’ lyrics to honour Humboldt Broncos

Tom Cochrane reworks 'Big League' lyrics to honour Humboldt Broncos

Tom Cochrane reworked the lyrics of his song “Big League” on Tuesday night for a special performance honouring the Humboldt Broncos. The Juno Award-winning singer and songwriter played an acoustic version in front of a green and yellow backdrop to begin NHL on TSN’s playoff preview special. The song is written from the perspective of a father whose son was a hockey player with big dreams cut short by a truck driving in the wrong lane. Many Canadians have associated the song with the 15 people who were killed inRead More


Blue Jays beat Orioles 2-1

Toronto Blue Jays

David Ginsburg, The Associated Press Published Tuesday, April 10, 2018 10:06PM EDT Last Updated Tuesday, April 10, 2018 11:04PM EDT BALTIMORE — Aaron Sanchez’s no-hit bid, as well as his shutout, ended in a near-calamitous eighth inning. At that point, he was just hoping to get his first win since last July. Curtis Granderson made it happen, delivering a tiebreaking homer in the ninth to carry the Toronto Blue Jays past the Baltimore Orioles 2-1 Tuesday night. Seeking to throw the second no-hitter in Blue Jays history, Sanchez got throughRead More


Could new DNA tech help solve Victoria cold case?

Could new DNA tech help solve Victoria cold case?

It’s been more than 30 years since Tanya Van Cuylenborg and Jay Cook were last seen, but investigators are about to release new details. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines


Province to provide $4,000 per child under six with autism spectrum disorder

Province to provide $4,000 per child under six with autism spectrum disorder

CTV Saskatoon Published Tuesday, April 10, 2018 6:56PM CST Last Updated Tuesday, April 10, 2018 7:21PM CST Saskatchewan’s government is delivering on a two-year-old promise to provide individualized funding for children with autism spectrum disorder. The province’s latest budget, released Tuesday, is devoting $2.8 million in the 2018-19 fiscal year to the initiative, which will provide parents with $4,000 per child under the age of six with ASD “It’s a start to building capacity and resources in our province to address the autism crisis that is in Saskatchewan right now,”Read More


Ten years in, BIXI expands with boosted ridership

Ten years in, BIXI expands with boosted ridership

BIXI bikes are back across the city for a tenth year – and this year they’re expanding.   Last season was the best yet for the public bicycle service, with ridership up 10 per cent – that’s more than 258,000 people making 4.8 million trips around the city. It launched its tenth season Tuesday with plans to expand to 6,250 bikes at 540 docking stations by branching out to more neighbourhoods. It’s quite a turnaround for BIXI, a service that filed for bankruptcy protection four years ago, leading to theRead More


Investors Group Field to light up in Broncos colours

Investors Group Field

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers will pay tribute to the Humboldt Broncos Thursday by lighting its home stadium up in green and yellow. The tribute at Investors Group Field will come six days after the junior hockey team’s bus crashed, leaving 15 dead. In a statement, the Bombers said “the hearts of the entire Blue Bombers organization are with the community of Humboldt, Saskatchewan,” and the lighting will take place from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday. Additionally, fans can come to the Bomber Store from Thursday to Sunday to write aRead More


Artist of Broncos/Pitre sketch ‘wanted to contribute’ and never expected viral response

Artist of Broncos/Pitre sketch 'wanted to contribute' and never expected viral response

She insists she’s not an artist and, at first, expected to remain anonymous. But the woman who drew a pencil sketch of Jonathan Pitre meeting Humboldt Broncos players in a Heavenly hockey rink says she’s surprised at the impact a simple drawing has had. Love and hockey unite ❤️ #HumboldtStrong #butterflyboy #HockeyIsFamily #PutOutYourSticks #leaveastickout #community pic.twitter.com/F4VZUrcHN1 — Kerry MacGregor (@KerryMacGregor) April 10, 2018 Kerry MacGregor lives in France now, but grew up in Ottawa. She tells Newstalk 580 CFRA’s Ottawa Now with Evan Solomon that she was inspired by whatRead More


Sudbury city council to make big decision

Sudbury city council to make big decision

From CTV Northern Ontario’s Callam Rodya: Sudbury city council to make final decision on Kingsway re-zoning applications Tuesday night. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines


Redevelopment of Cambridge golf course approved

Saginaw Golf Club

Residents of a central Cambridge neighbourhood say they’re not giving up in their fight to limit redevelopment of a former golf course. The Saginaw Golf Club was sold to a Toronto-area developer in 2015. Niveda Properties now plans to build 368 residential units on the 65-acre site. Some people living near the course have been fighting the project ever since, raising concerns about increased traffic and decreased house values. The issue went to city councillors Monday night, with eight of nine council members voting in favour of a staff recommendationRead More


Part of municipal funding restored in 2018 provincial budget

Part of municipal funding restored in 2018 provincial budget

Saskatchewan municipalities will see some of the revenue lost in last year’s budget restored in 2018. SaskPower and SaskEnergy will now pay grants-in-lieu of property taxes on owned real estate assets like office buildings. Generation, transmission and distribution facilities are exempted, along with pipelines and land. SaskEnergy will also now collect a five per cent surcharge to be paid to urban municipalities. The charge will be passed on to customers on their bills. Municipalities can choose to opt out of the program. There is already a SaskPower surcharge in place.Read More