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CBC ends ‘On The Money’ program due to budget constraints

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TORONTO — CBC says it’s cancelling its afternoon business program “On The Money” due to budget constraints as it focuses resources on digital platforms. CBC News general manager Jennifer McGuire said in a note to staff Wednesday that investments such as enhancing the digital presence of “The National” and expanded podcasting has created pressure in its operational budgets. She says that along with cancelling “On The Money,” CBC has in recent months found savings through discretionary spending, the closing of an international bureau, changes to workflow and technology, and largelyRead More


Kim Jong Un ‘liable for crimes against humanity’: report

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In U.S. President Donald Trump’s words, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has gone from heading a “cruel dictatorship” to being “very honourable” over the past few months. To human rights investigators, however, “crimes against humanity have been — and continue to be — committed on a massive scale” in Kim’s isolated kingdom. A Dec. 2017 report prepared by the International Bar Association (IBA) War Crimes Committee called on the international community to investigate crimes against humanity allegedly committed in North Korea’s network of political prisons, which the IBA hasRead More


‘A sense of whimsy’: How Kate Spade brought fun back to fashion, business

'A sense of whimsy': How Kate Spade brought fun back to fashion, business

It was 1991, and Kate Brosnahan, then a senior accessories editor for Mademoiselle magazine, set out to reinvent the handbag. Bored with the offerings available at the time, the 30-year-old Kansas City native quit her job to focus on designing a line of simple, sleek purses with infectious pops of colour. With the help of her boyfriend, Andy Spade, the brother of comedian David Spade, Brosnahan launched her first line of handbags under the name Kate Spade, a combination of her name and her future husband’s, in 1993. The coupleRead More


Designer Kate Spade found dead in apartment: officials

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NEW YORK — Law enforcement officials say New York fashion designer Kate Spade has been found dead in her apartment in an apparent suicide. The officials say she was found hanging by housekeeping staff inside her Park Avenue apartment at about 10:20 a.m. Tuesday. They say she left a note at the scene. The officials were not authorized to divulge details of an ongoing investigation and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. The officials didn’t know what the note said. The 55-year-old Spade created a line ofRead More


Heat causes sidewalk to lift in Innisfil

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The heat is being blamed for lifting a portion of a sidewalk in Innisfil. The two concrete slabs on Webster Boulevard in Alcona raised about 10 degrees on Tuesday. Residents in the area say they’ve never seen anything like it before. The town says the heat caused the concrete underneath to expand and buckle up. Workers marked the site on Tuesday night and repaired it on Wednesday morning.  The town says this is the only reported incident they’ve received. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the worldRead More


Edmonton man gored by bison in ‘terrifying’ attack

Edmonton man gored by bison in 'terrifying' attack

An Edmonton man who was gored by a wild bison says he’s fortunate the animal only pierced his rear and not a vital organ. “Although it was a bad situation, I feel pretty lucky,” Craig Neilson told CTV Edmonton. Neilson and his wife were camping over the Victoria Day long weekend in Elk Island National Park, a lake-dotted swath of prairie wilderness just 35 kilometers east of Edmonton that boasts a healthy population of once-threatened American bison. Neilson had been out for a morning run along a park road whenRead More


14 pieces of artwork stolen from St. John’s home recovered by police

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ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Officers with the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary have recovered a sizable number of paintings stolen from a home in the west end of St. John’s, thanks in part to help from the public. Police announced that 14 pieces of pricey artwork were found Saturday, and said in a release that the discovery was “a direct result of the media release made on Thursday afternoon.” Pieces by artists Clifford George, Peter Lewis, David Blackwood and Christopher Pratt are among those that were recovered. Officers continue to search forRead More


Amazon to open massive distribution centre in Ottawa

Amazon to open massive distribution centre in Ottawa

CTV Ottawa Published Thursday, May 24, 2018 5:16PM EDT Last Updated Thursday, May 24, 2018 5:56PM EDT The world’s largest retailer is building a massive new facility in Ottawa’s east end, CTV News has learned. Sources tell CTV News that Amazon will open a massive distribution centre at Boundary Road and Hwy. 417. The facility will be a whopping one million square feet—the largest industrial building ever built in the city. It will sit on a 96-acre property and include 1,000 parking spaces and 99 truck loading bays. In aRead More


saskatoon, homicide, applegate, third, person, charged

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Published Wednesday, May 23, 2018 8:28PM CST Last Updated Wednesday, May 23, 2018 8:42PM CST Police have charged a woman with manslaughter in connection with a killing last summer. The woman is third person charged in the death of Tyler Applegate. He was shot in the stomach at his home on the 2300 block of 33rd Street West on July 22, 2017. The 27-year-old died from his injuries three weeks later. Following the shooting, police were looking for a black Nissan Titan truck with three male occupants, which was stolenRead More


Family upset with EMS response to fatal overdose

Family upset with EMS response to fatal overdose

One year ago Tuesday, Bill Pearl saw his stepson’s final moments. According to a Special Investigations Unit report, Kieran Kay was in his Cambridge home on May 22, 2017, when he took off his clothes and started saying he was seeing snakes. Worried – and aware that he had finished a drug rehab program the previous day – family members in the house called 911. They told the SIU they had seen a syringe sticking out of Kay’s body, and their first attempts to calm him down had failed. SeeingRead More