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Boy, 16, sought in fatal shooting of 2 men from Toronto’s rap scene

Jahvante Smart and Ernest Modekwe

TORONTO — Police say they’re looking for a 16-year-old boy in a shooting that left two emerging artists in the Toronto rap scene dead. Jahvante Smart, 21, known as Smoke Dawg and Ernest (Kosi) Modekwe, 28, known as Koba Prime, were gunned down in Toronto’s Entertainment District on June 30. Police say a woman shot in the same incident is expected to recover. Investigators say the Toronto teen is wanted on two counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder, and they’re asking anyone who knows his whereaboutsRead More


Controversial Quebec play ‘SLAV’ to continue run across province in 2019

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Giuseppe Valiante, The Canadian Press Published Tuesday, July 10, 2018 8:04PM EDT The artistic director of a theatre in Saint-Jerome, Que., says he doesn’t want to cancel a play that sparked protests and accusations of racial insensitivity, and helped lead the Montreal jazz festival to cancel the show’s multi-night run in early July. David Laferriere said in an interview Tuesday the theatre will put on the show “SLAV” by Quebec director Robert Lepage in early 2019. The play features a predominantly white cast picking cotton and singing songs composed byRead More


Man arrested in Saint Hyacinthe murder

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A suspect was arrested on Tuesday in connection with a murder in Saint Hyacinthe, Que.  The SQ said that around noon on Tuesday, it received several phone calls about a man who was injured in a pedestrian crossing.  The victim was identified as 60-year old Denis Chasse, a native of the town. The SQ hasn’t released the cause of death.  The suspect is in his thirties and is set to appear in court on Wednesday.  Both he and Chasse were known to police.  The investigation is ongoing.  Source link #canadiannewsRead More


Heat damages sections of Highway 3, forcing closure

Sections of Highway 3 have buckled under the heat

CTV Windsor Published Sunday, July 1, 2018 4:54PM EDT Last Updated Sunday, July 1, 2018 5:49PM EDT With the temperature in Windsor-Essex hitting 34 degrees Sunday, the heat wreaked havoc on a portion of Highway 3. OPP said the highway between Malden Road and Ellis Side Road in Tecumseh and Lakeshore is closed because the intersections there buckled due to the heat. Two sections of roadway near the intersections have damage due to the heat and are considered unsafe to travel on, OPP said. These sections of Highway 3 willRead More


Blue Jays trade Pearce, cash considerations to Red Sox for prospect Espinal

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Writer Harlan Ellison dies at age 84

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LOS ANGELES — Harlan Ellison, the prolific, pugnacious author of “A Boy and His Dog,” and countless other stories that blasted society with their nightmarish, sometimes darkly humorous scenarios, has died at age 84. Ellison’s death was confirmed Thursday to The Associated Press by Bill Schafer, an editor with Subterranean Press, the author’s publisher. A woman who answered the phone at Ellison’s office, who declined to give her name, said he died Wednesday in his sleep. During a career that spanned more than half a century, Ellison wrote some 50Read More


Trump revisits old battles as he campaigns for South Carolina governor

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Ken Thomas and Darlene Superville, The Associated Press Published Monday, June 25, 2018 10:39PM EDT WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. — Revisiting past battles, President Donald Trump on Monday dug into his tough trade negotiations with U.S. allies, his ongoing fight with Democrats over immigration and his 2016 election as he rallied supporters behind South Carolina’s Republican governor ahead of a tense runoff election. Trump arrived an hour late after storms forced Air Force One to circle South Carolina’s capital city, but he quickly implored Republicans to back Gov. Henry McMaster inRead More


‘Hot Dog Water’ seller in Vancouver gets laughs to prove point

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VANCOUVER – A Vancouver man who sold bottles of “Hot Dog Water” for nearly $40 each says he was trying to see how marketing of health claims backed by supposed science amounts to quick sales. Douglas Bevans said he boiled about 100 organic beef hot dogs and put each one in a bottle of the water he sold at an annual car-free event. Each bottle of the “keto-compatible,” unfiltered water sold for $37.99, but two bottles cost only $75 because of a special deal last Sunday at his booth, whereRead More


Nicole Kidman, Amazon sign TV, movie production deal

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LOS ANGELES — Amazon Studios says it’s signed a deal with Nicole Kidman and her production company for TV and movie projects. Under the “first-look” deal, Amazon and Kidman’s Blossom Films will develop original series for Amazon Prime Video and big-screen films. In a statement Thursday, Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke called Kidman “a force of nature” as an actress and a producer. Blossom Films, founded by Kidman and Per Saari, produced the Emmy-winning series “Big Little Lies” for HBO. Amazon is striking deals with other prominent Hollywood figures, includingRead More


Quebec man, 73, charged in alleged Ontario sex assaults dating back to 1970s

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Police in the Toronto area say a 73-year-old Quebec man is facing charges in an investigation into sexual assaults alleged to have occurred nearly 50 years ago. Peel regional police say a 56-year-old man contacted them in May alleging he was the victim of series of sexual assaults that occurred in the early 1970s. Investigators say Alonzo Levesque of L’Ile-Bizard, Que., was arrested on Monday and charged with four counts of sexual assault. They say Levesque had been a referee with a hockey league in Toronto in the 1970s andRead More