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Ian Tyson bows out of upcoming Drumheller performance due to serious health concerns

Ian Tyson

In an email to ticket holders for the sold out ‘An Evening of Cowboy Songs and Stories’ in Drumheller, 84-year-old Ian Tyson announced he would not be performing as he is experiencing heart problems. The August 25 concert at the Badlands Amphitheatre was to include performances by Tyson and Corb Lund. In a letter to his fans shared on social media on Friday morning, Lund says he will still take to the stage on August 25 and ‘honour the intended spirit of the evening’. “Ian and I hope to doRead More


Granby mayor logs of Facebook, citing cruel comments

Granby mayor logs of Facebook, citing cruel comments

Having had enough of the negativity of Facebook, Granby’s mayor has vowed to log off for good. In a post on his public page, Pascal Bonin said cruel comments have led him to permanently shut the page down. “For over five years, I have produced thousands of post on Facebook, I have responded to several tens of thousands of messages and I have invested a phenomenal amount of hours,” he wrote. “I really thought that being open about my life would be positive, but the reality was something else. SeveralRead More


Tacks found on downtown bike network

Tacks

An Edmonton man says he found 44 tacks along the downtown bike network on 102 Avenue Sunday.   Just took 44 tacks off the 102 Ave bike lane between 106 St and 107 St. Must have blown off nearby bulletin boards. #yegbike pic.twitter.com/mLO8HVAHFU — Glenn Kubish (@Kub64) August 5, 2018 Glenn Kubish told CTV News a tack punctured one of the tires of his wife’s bike. If done deliberately, Kubish said he’d like to go for a bike ride with the person that dropped the tacks to show them howRead More


MPP starts petition to stop the provincial government from repealing 2015 sex-education curriculum

petition

The MPP for Ottawa-Centre went door-to-door Saturday asking residents to sign a petition to pressure the provincial government to keep a modernized sexual-education curriculum. NDP MPP Joel Harden says he started this petition as a grassroots effort that he will bring back with him to Queen’s Park. “I find it irresponsible to rip up a curriculum and go back to one that was made in 1998. I don’t think that is acceptable.” Soon after Doug Ford took over as Ontario Premier, his government announced it was revoking an updated versionRead More


Attracting tourists to Mattagami First Nation

Attracting tourists to Mattagami First Nation

FedNor announces investment in developing a waterfront marina on the shores of Minisinakwa Lake with Mattagami First Nation. Kyle Gennings reports. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rssfeeds.usatoday.com/usatoday-NewsTopStories” limit=”20″] USA News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rss.cnn.com/rss/cnn_us.rss” limit=”20″] ABC NEWS Headlines [su_feed url=”http://feeds.abcnews.com/abcnews/usheadlines” limit=”20″]


Shooting of B.C. hockey dad in driveway was case of mistaken identity: police

Shooting of B.C. hockey dad in driveway was case of mistaken identity: police

SURREY, B.C. — The wife of a man gunned down in what police say was a case of mistaken identity is pleading for any information that would solve the murder the family is struggling to understand. Paul Bennett, 47, was shot in his driveway in Surrey, B.C., on the afternoon of June 23. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team said Thursday he was the unintended victim of a targeted shooting. Darlene Bennett described her husband as the kind of man who wore his heart on his sleeve, volunteered his time freely,Read More


Canadians heading to Sicily to mark 75 years since deadly Allied invasion

Canadians heading to Sicily to mark 75 years since deadly Allied invasion

A group of history buffs will head to Sicily later this month for a 320-kilometre trek in honour of the 562 Canadian troops who lost their lives in the sometimes overlooked Second World War invasion of Sicily. Steve Gregory has organized the group of Canadians, Americans and Italians, who will trace the route that the Canadian soldiers took to liberate the island from Benito Mussolini’s fascists 75 years ago. The 1943 mission was known as Operation Husky. Gregory’s Operation Husky 2018 includes a 20-day march starting in the town ofRead More


Habs go heavy on centers on second day of NHL draft

NHL Draft in Dallas

After picking Finnish center Jesperi Kotkaniemi with the third overall pick on Friday night, the Montreal Canadiens continued to add depth up the middle during the NHL draft’s second day. Overall, the Canadiens added another six centremen to their ranks. In the second round, they took Swede Jacob Olofsson while adding Canadian Cameron Hills in the third. In the later rounds, they selected Allan McShane of Barrie, ON, Cole Fonstad, Samuel Houde and Brett Stapley. Also selected were several wingers, including Finish-American Jesse Ylonen at thirty-fifth overall. Ylonen’s father, Juha,Read More


Police release images of vehicle in investigation of Toronto playground shooting

Police release images of vehicle in investigation of Toronto playground shooting

CTVNews.ca Published Friday, June 15, 2018 7:42AM EDT Last Updated Friday, June 15, 2018 9:07AM EDT Police are making a plea for anyone with information to come forward after a brazen shooting in the east end of Toronto Thursday afternoon. Two young girls playing in a small playground in a housing complex were shot. They were among 11 kids playing in the McCowan Road and Steeles Avenue area of Scarborough on a bright, sunny day. Police released images of a “vehicle of interest” in their attempted murder investigation Friday morning.Read More


Toronto Marlies beat Texas Stars 6-1 to win AHL Calder Cup final in seven games

Garret Sparks

TORONTO — Andreas Johnsson scored two goals and added an assist as the Toronto Marlies beat the Texas Stars 6-1 on Thursday night to win the Calder Cup final in seven games. Mason Marchment also had a pair for the hometown Marlies while Carl Grundstrom and Ben Smith added singles. Austin Fyten scored the lone goal for the Stars, ending Garret Sparks’ shutout bid midway through the third period. Toronto outshot Texas 46-30. The victory capped a dream season for the top development team of the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs.Read More