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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


Theft at Halifax tool library jeopardizes its future

Theft at Halifax tool library jeopardizes its future

A volunteer woodworking group in Halifax has been left reeling after a robbery over the weekend. Hands On Halifax is an open space in the city’s north end that makes power tools and woodworking equipment available to anyone on a drop-in basis. On Saturday, more than $1,000 worth of power tools were stolen from the workshop and owner David Clearwater isn’t sure if he can stay open. “It kind of cut us off at the knees because we really can’t afford to buy new tools, and move at the sameRead More


Local reaction to Doug Ford’s plans to cancel regional chair elections

doug ford

Following Premier Doug Ford’s stunning announcement Friday in which he revealed plans to cancel several region chair election, implications are being felt in Muskoka, Peel and York Region.  Wayne Emmerson; appointed Regional Chairman and CEO of York in 2014 had previously withdrawn his candidacy when polls showed he likely wasn’t going to win.  “Unless you’re from the Vaughan, Markham or Richmond Hill areas, it’s hard to get to get those numbers out for support…when you look at it, it’s a popularity contest,” said Emmerson.  Now Emmerson’s back in the raceRead More


Needles, trash ruining Barrie pond

Needles, trash ruining Barrie pond

Everything from needles, to household items to trash, is being found at Milligan’s Pond in Barrie, and residents are calling on the city for a big cleanup.   One resident took photos of large piles of trash left at the pond in Barrie this weekend. The photos caught the attention of many who live in the area. “This used to be a little haven, for people to bring their children, for people to read their books, and just spend time here. Now as you can see, there is no children,”Read More


Harvey Weinstein asks judge to dismiss Ashley Judd lawsuit

Harvey Weinstein

LOS ANGELES — Harvey Weinstein’s lawyers asked a judge Wednesday to dismiss Ashley Judd’s lawsuit against him, saying allegations that he tried to hurt her career after she rejected him sexually are baseless and were filed far too late. In the federal court filing in Los Angeles, the attorneys discuss Judd’s comment that she would only let Weinstein touch her after she won an Academy Award in one of his films. Judd said in her lawsuit that the statement was just a “mock bargain” she made in order to leaveRead More


7 local residents named to Order of Canada

Jim Estill

A collection of 99 new inductees into Canada’s highest civilian honour includes seven local residents. Gov. Gen. Julie Payette announced the new inductees Friday afternoon. Neil Turok, the director of Waterloo’s Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, has been named an officer of the order – the second-highest of its three ranks. As Turok was born in South Africa and is not a Canadian citizen, his appointment is considered honorary. The other six local appointees were all named members of the order. They include Jim Estill, the Guelph businessman who helpedRead More


More to do for successful pot retailers

More to do for successful pot retailers

As legalization of marijuana approaches in Canada, 51 cannabis retail applicants in Saskatchewan are under review. The province will look at each application and decide whether to grant permits to legally sell marijuana to the public once it is legalized later this fall. Allen and Denise Kilback in the R.M. of Edenwold were granted a permit. The couple owns the Happy Hour Liquor Store in Pilot Butte. They hope to make a pot shop that is similar. The Kilbacks have visited stores in the United States, and want their storeRead More


Heat causes sidewalk to lift in Innisfil

Innisfil sidewalk

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


Blue Jays beat Phillies 6-5 after escaping ninth-inning jam

Toronto Blue Jays

Aaron Bracy, The Associated Press Published Friday, May 25, 2018 10:34PM EDT Last Updated Friday, May 25, 2018 10:46PM EDT PHILADELPHIA — Justin Smoak homered, Sam Gaviglio struck out six over six innings and Ryan Tepera escaped a ninth-inning jam for his first save to lead the Toronto Blue Jays to a 6-5 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night. Yangervis Solarte and Kevin Pillar added RBI doubles for the Blue Jays, who opened a nine-game road trip after going 1-6 and getting outscored 43-22 on a seven-game homestandRead More


PC leader dismisses suggestions he was involved in selling bogus memberships

Doug Ford dismissed allegations Thursday that he was involved in selling bogus Progressive Conservative party memberships as a desperate attempt by the governing Liberals to distract from their own record. Ford, who was in Tillsonburg, said the allegations, which date back to 2016, were brought to the party at the time and dealt with. “It went through an appeals process,” he said. “The appeal was totally dismissed. This is the Liberals two weeks before an election trying to change the channel on their mismanagement, scandal and waste.” The Liberals allegedRead More