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Harry and Meghan: Montreal’s eye on the Royals

Harry and Meghan: Montreal’s eye on the Royals

As the world watched Meghan and Harry, so did many in Montreal – some viewing parties started as early as 6 a.m. Kelly Greig attended. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

Dwane Casey nominated for NBA coach of the year five days after Raptors fire him

Dwane Casey

NEW YORK — Dwane Casey has been named one of three finalists for the NBA’s coach of the year award. Too bad the nomination came five days after he was fired by the Toronto Raptors. Casey was named a finalist for the award on Wednesday night along with Quin Snyder of the Utah Jazz and Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens. The 61-year-old Casey was the most successful coach in Raptors history, rewriting the culture of what had been one of the worst teams in the league. He led TorontoRead More

Painting newly attributed to Rembrandt on display in Amsterdam


AMSTERDAM — A painting newly attributed to Dutch Golden Age master Rembrandt van Rijn went on display Wednesday in an Amsterdam museum. The Hermitage Amsterdam museum called it the first unknown Rembrandt to surface in 44 years. The unsigned, undated 17th-century portrait of a young man resplendent in a black cape and white lace ruff, at the time attributed to an unknown member of Rembrandt’s circle, caught the eye of Amsterdam art dealer Jan Six when an auction catalogue plopped onto his gallery’s doormat in 2016. “It’s that sort ofRead More

Saskatoon public high schools vote to eliminate graduation banquets


This will be the last year for graduation banquets at Saskatoon public high schools. The schools recently unanimously decided to discontinue organizing graduation banquets, beginning in the 2018-19 school year, according to a letter sent Thursday to families of students in grades 9 through 11 at most Saskatoon Public Schools collegiates. “We understand that grad banquets are a tradition that many students and families have looked forward to sharing. However, given our schools’ commitment to provide equitable and safe opportunities that are in the best interest of all students, weRead More

Former Montreal Alouettes head coach Joe Scannella dies at age 89

Joe Scannella

Joe Scannella, who coached the Montreal Alouettes to two Grey Cup games in the 1970s, has died, the CFL club announced Tuesday. The team was informed by a family member that Scannella, who was 89, died Thursday in California. Scannella took over the Alouettes when legendary coach Marv Levy left after the 1977 season. Montreal reached the CFL championship game in 1978 and 1979, losing both to the Edmonton Eskimos. The Passaic, N.J., native was fired in September, 1981 after the Alouettes lost an eighth straight game to drop toRead More

RCMP arrest 16-year-old after shots fired in Bridgetown


Annapolis District RCMP have arrested a 16-year-old male after shots were fired overnight Saturday. Just after midnight on May 5, RCMP received a call to the scene of a single motor vehicle collision on South St. at Carleton Corner in Bridgetown, N.S. Officers discovered an abandoned vehicle at the scene and were told a male was seen leaving the scene of the accident with a rifle, heading towards the train track in Bridgetown. RCMP found the suspect who had fired multiple shots from the rifle. Shortly after 1:00 a.m., RCMPRead More

Sexual assault and child porn suspect facing 87 charges

Simon Drouin

A man from the Laurentians is due in court Friday to face 87 charges for sexual offences involving approximately 70 teenagers. Simon Drouin, 33, is scheduled to appear in the Saint Jerome courthouse. The Sureté du Quebec said the scale of the case justified the launching of an investigation for serial crimes. Police have recommended Drouin be charged with incitement to sexual touching, sexual assault, luring, and possession and production of child pornography. The alleged acts were committed between 2010 and 2015. Drouin was arrested in Mont Tremblant on Thursday,Read More

UCP won’t be marching in Pride parade, application rejected

UCP won’t be marching in Pride parade, application rejected

The United Conservative Party will not be marching in this year’s Edmonton Pride Parade, despite the party and its leader saying they’d like to participate. People who were interested in joining the parade had to fill out an application and answer six questions to demonstrate how engaged and welcoming they are of the LGBTQ2S+ community. Dana Marsh, a spokesperson for the Edmonton Pride Festival Society (EPFS), said the UCP’s application was rejected because its answers were vague and did not highlight any action it takes or will take to beRead More

Eastern Ont. man charged with making indecent calls across Canada and U.S.


SOUTH DUNDAS TOWNSHIP, Ont. — Provincial police say an eastern Ontario man is facing multiple charges following an investigation by law enforcement agencies in Canada and the U.S. OPP say the investigation stemmed from numerous allegedly indecent and sexually violent phone calls made to people and agencies in Canada and the United States. They say 26-year-old Ryan Munroe of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry was arrested following the execution of search warrants at two homes in South Dundas and South Stormont Townships, southeast of Ottawa. Police say he is charged withRead More

Kingston, Ont., man charged after allegedly threatening to have dog attack wife

Kingston police file

KINGSTON, Ont. — Police say a 25-year-old Kingston, Ont., man who was arrested for allegedly assaulting his common-law partner and threatening to have his dog attack her, is facing multiple assault and sexual assault charges. Police say the woman fled their apartment early Wednesday after the accused allegedly punched her multiple times during an argument and threatened to have his dog attack her. They say an investigation revealed previous incidents during which the accused allegedly assaulted and sexually assaulted the woman. Investigators allege the man denied her medical attention forRead More