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Queen City celebrates the royal wedding

vintage tea royal wedding

People all around the world watched and celebrated the royal marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Here in the Queen City, several royal family fans fled to the Vintage Tea Room to get a taste of the big event. The tea room had a special menu for Saturday’s royal wedding, including a ‘coronation chicken pie,’ drawing in a full-house at the British-inspired café. “I’m here to spend some time with my family and have some food and kind of celebrate the wedding,” said one of the café’s customers, BrooklyneRead More

Passenger jet crashes near Havana with at least 110 aboard

Passenger jet crashes near Havana with at least 110 aboard

Andrewa Rodriguez and Michael Weissenstein, The Associated Press Published Friday, May 18, 2018 1:32PM EDT Last Updated Friday, May 18, 2018 5:26PM EDT HAVANA — A Cuban-operated airliner with at least 110 people on board crashed into a yucca field just after takeoff from Havana’s international airport on Friday. There appeared to be mass casualties as Cuban officials said three people had survived, but had yet to give an official toll. Authorities said there were 104 passengers and nine foreign crew members on the flight, operated by Cubana de Aviacion.Read More

Info session on Mount Royal through traffic divides Montrealers

Cyclist on Mount Royal

The debate over through traffic on Mount Royal continued on Tuesday night at an information session three weeks before the ban is set to go ahead. The pilot project will stop all through traffic by cars on Camillien-Houde Way and Remembrance Rd. for five months of the year. Montrealers on both sides of a debate that largely pits drivers against cyclists showed up to voice their opinions on the local controversy. “It’s nonsense. They should keep the mountain open,” said resident Michael Shafter. “It should have elements of a park,Read More

100 residents attend community meeting on gun violence

Ottawa Police

An Ottawa Councillor is urging residents to be the “eyes and ears” that help Ottawa Police deal with gun violence in the community. Diane Deans made the comment during a community meeting with Police Chief Charles Bordeleau and 100 residents in Ottawa’s south-end. Councillors Deans, Riley Brockington and Jean Cloutier organized the meeting after several shootings rattled residents in the Heron Gate/Ledbury area in April. On Tuesday, April 17, shots were fired in the area of Cedarwood Drive and Walkley Road. Shell casings were found, but no one was hurt.Read More

Marchessault, Fleury lead Vegas in 3-1 win over Jets to tie series

Jonathan Marchessault scores against Jets

WINNIPEG – Jonathan Marchessault scored twice and Marc-Andre Fleury made 30 saves as the Vegas Golden Knights defeated the Winnipeg Jets 3-1 on Monday night to even the Western Conference final 1-1. Tomas Tatar also scored for the expansion Knights, while Reilly Smith added two assists. Kyle Connor replied for the Jets, who got 25 saves from Connor Hellebuyck. The series now shifts to Sin City for Game 3 on Wednesday and Game 4 on Friday. Game 5 will be back in Winnipeg on Sunday afternoon. Fleury, who has fourRead More

Canada ‘a little less safe’ with U.S. pullout from Iran deal: former NATO commander

David Fraser

OTTAWA — Canada has become “a little less safe” as a result of U.S. President Donald Trump withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal, says former NATO commander and retired Maj.-Gen. David Fraser. During a panel on CTV’s Question Period airing on Sunday, Fraser said Trump’s May 8 decision to withdraw from the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (CJPOA) will have negative impacts felt beyond the United States. “I think we’ve become a little less safe with the United States pulling out of the deal. They say keep your friendsRead More

Meet Daisy, a dog that brings comfort to the dying

Meet Daisy, a dog that brings comfort to the dying

An Ontario hospice has hired a full-time employee perfectly suited to provide a dose of happiness to those moving through life’s final transition. Daisy, a three-year-old golden Labrador retriever, has been working as a certified service dog at Hospice Simcoe in Barrie, Ont. for about a year. Her job is simple: to be there for those who need her most. “She can reduce anxiety, she can lower blood pressure, just by being there with people. She loves to be touched,” hospice employee Lynda Murta, who is also Daisy’s primary careRead More

Golf championship in London chooses charity partner

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Childcan will be the official charity of a Mackenzie Golf Tour event, being held in London in September. Freedom 55 Financial, Highland Country Club and the Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada made the announcement Friday. The Freedom 55 Financial Championship will run September 10-16 at Highland Country Club. “With September officially recognized as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we‘re pleased Highland has selected Childcan to receive the tournament’s charitable proceeds in 2018,” says Abbie MacMillan, Vice-President, Freedom 55 Financial. “Childcan could not be here for the families and children copingRead More

Longest-ever AHL game ends after 6 hours, 5 overtimes

AHL playoffs

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Six hours and six minutes after the puck dropped at Bojangles’ Coliseum, there was finally a winner. Alex Lyon made 94 saves and Alex Krushelnyski ended the longest game in American Hockey League history when he scored 6:48 into the fifth overtime on Wednesday to lift the Lehigh Valley Phantoms over the Charlotte Checkers 2-1 in Game 4 of their second-round playoff series. Krushelnyski cruised into the slot and took a feed from Cole Bardreau, who was behind the net, before snapping a shot past Charlotte goaltenderRead More

Grizzly bear warning won’t delay Kananaskis Country Golf Course reopening

Kananaskis Country Golf Course - May 2018 reopen

The Kananaskis Country Golf Course will welcome golfers back for the first time in nearly five years on Thursday but the visitors to the Mt. Lorette track will be hitting the links under a grizzly bear warning. The club’s Mt. Lorette and Mt. Kidd loops were ravaged by the flooding of the Kananaskis River in the spring of 2013. Several trails in the area around the golf courses have been closed due to grizzly bear activity after a pair of the bruins was spotted. The most recent sighting of theRead More