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Tom Patterson Theatre rebuild project gets $10M donation

The Stratford Festival’s plan to rebuild the Tom Patterson Theatre has taken a big step toward reality – even though it technically hasn’t been approved. A $10-million gift to the project from philanthropist Ophelia Lazaridis was announced on Monday. That donation brings the total raised to date to $70 million. The federal and provincial governments have committed $20 million apiece to the project, while festival board chair Dan Bernstein and his wife Claire Foerster have pledged $10 million. Another $10 million has been raised through smaller pledges. Festival organizers sayRead More


Weapons call prompts heavy police presence in Waterloo neighbourhood

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CTV Kitchener Published Thursday, January 11, 2018 9:46PM EST Last Updated Thursday, January 11, 2018 10:17PM EST Waterloo Regional Police were negotiating with a barricaded man in a Waterloo neighbourhood on Thursday evening. Police say they received a 911 call regarding weapons around 6 p.m. on Laurel Street and when they arrived a man had barricaded himself inside an apartment building. According to regional police, one person was taken to hospital with minor head injuries but it’s not clear how they were hurt. The emergency response team is on sceneRead More


Motorhead guitarist Fast Eddie Clarke dies at 67

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LONDON – British hard rock band Motorhead says former guitarist Edward “Fast Eddie” Clarke has died aged 67. Motorhead says on Facebook that Clarke died Wednesday in a hospital while being treated for pneumonia. Clarke joined Motorhead soon after it was founded in 1975 by former Hawkwind bassist Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister. He was the final survivor of the band’s classic lineup: Lemmy, Clarke and drummer Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor. Kilmister and Taylor both died in 2015. Clarke’s time in Motorhead produced some of the band’s biggest hits, including the ferociousRead More


Breakaway barge carrying millions of litres of fuel to be towed from B.C. to Alaska

BELLA BELLA, B.C. – A British Columbia First Nation is breathing a sigh of relief as a barge carrying millions of litres of fuel was removed from its harbour on the central coast. The barge broke away from a U.S.-registered tugboat, the Jake Shearer, southwest of Bella Bella last Sunday. Heiltsuk Chief Councillor Marilyn Slett says it’s “terrifying” to consider the damage that could have been caused if a spill occurred. The barge was carrying 12.5 million litres of diesel and gasoline, which Slett says is four times the volumeRead More


Nine-year-old child struck and killed by bus

A BC Transit bus hit the child in Abbotsford on Friday morning when a crossing guard wasn’t present. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines


B.C.’s mental health detention system violating charter rights: report

VANCOUVER — A new report says British Columbia’s system for detaining people with mental health issues is violating their charter rights. Report author Laura Johnston, a lawyer with the Community Legal Assistance Society, says the problems with the provincial Mental Health Act include people in care being put in solitary confinement or involuntarily given treatments like electroconvulsive therapy. The report also found that female patients routinely have their clothes removed by male staff, doctors can make detention decisions without conducting in-person exams and there is no legal aid for patientsRead More


13-year-old boy arrested after fleeing from stolen minivan

CTV London Published Tuesday, November 28, 2017 5:03PM EST Last Updated Tuesday, November 28, 2017 5:07PM EST Charges are pending against a 13-year-old boy after he escaped a youth detention centre and allegedly stole a minivan. The van was reported stolen around midnight Tuesday, and was spotted at the intersection of Springbank Drive and Wonderland Road around 12 p.m. Tuesday. When police spotted the van, officers approached the stopped vehicle on foot. That’s when police say the boy drove over the median, through the intersection and hit two vehicles. OneRead More


Argonauts return home after stunning Calgary with late comeback to win Grey Cup

Gregory Strong, The Canadian Press Published Monday, November 27, 2017 11:21AM EST Last Updated Monday, November 27, 2017 2:45PM EST TORONTO — The Toronto Argonauts started the season with new management, a new coach, and low expectations after a last-place finish. They somehow managed to end the season as Grey Cup champions. The Argonauts completed a remarkable worst-to-first turnaround with a 27-24 comeback victory over the Calgary Stampeders in Ottawa on Sunday night, capping a wild Grey Cup game with a late touchdown on a 109-yard fumble return and go-aheadRead More


Argonauts Grey Cup rally set for Tuesday afternoon

The Canadian Press Published Monday, November 27, 2017 11:13AM EST Last Updated Monday, November 27, 2017 11:14AM EST TORONTO — The Argonauts have touched down in Toronto with the Grey Cup in tow. Star quarterback Ricky Ray emerged from the team’s charter plane hoisting the coveted trophy. The team is returning from Ottawa following Sunday’s stunning 27-24 win over the favoured Calgary Stampeders. Ray says it was a quiet flight following a “good after party” Sunday night. It’s Toronto’s 17th Grey Cup, a CFL record. The team will celebrate theRead More


Jury hears of ‘bad blood’ between Millard and Babcock

A friend of Dellen Millard told court that there was “bad blood” between the accused killer and Laura Babcock, who disappeared five years ago and is presumed dead. Andrew Michalski, Millard’s longtime best friend, said Babcock confided in him a few months before she vanished about a dramatic love triangle. Millard had been sleeping with both Babcock and his girlfriend, Christina Noudga, at the same time, Michalski told court on Tuesday. He testified at the first-degree murder trial of Millard and Mark Smich, both accused of killing Babcock in theRead More