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‘Hotel Transylvania 3’ tops charts, ‘Skyscraper’ stumbles

Box Office

LOS ANGELES — “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” has checked into the No. 1 spot at the box office in its opening weekend and left the Dwayne Johnson action thriller, “Skyscraper,” in the dust. Sony Pictures estimated Sunday that the animated family movie earned $44.1 million from North American theatres. As the first in the franchise to open in the summer, it’s just slightly under the previous installment’s $48.5 million debut in September 2015. Worldwide, “Hotel Transylvania 3” has already earned more than $100 million. “It’s really terrific,” said AdrianRead More


Check your ticket! $60M jackpot ticket sold in Ottawa

Lotto Max

CTV Ottawa Published Saturday, July 14, 2018 9:27AM EDT Last Updated Saturday, July 14, 2018 9:28AM EDT What would you do with $60 million dollars? That’s the big question at least one LOTTO MAX player is asking themselves today. According to OLG the LOTTO MAX jackpot winning ticket from the Friday, July 13, 2018 draw was sold in Ottawa. Lottery players can check their numbers on the Winning Numbers page on OLG.ca 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″] USARead More


Throne speech to detail Ford government’s plans for Ontario

Queen's Park

TORONTO — Ontario’s new government will lay out its plan for the province today in a throne speech expected to highlight several of Premier Doug Ford’s campaign promises. The speech, which opens every new legislative session, is written by the premier’s office but read out by Lt.-Gov. Elizabeth Dowdeswell in a formal ceremony. While the new government has been quiet about the specifics of the speech, it said earlier this week that the rare summer sitting was meant to address three priorities. Those priorities are scrapping the cap-and-trade system, endingRead 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


Writer Harlan Ellison dies at age 84

Books

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


Pride Parade takes over Saskatoon

The 18th annual Pride Parade took over Saskatoon on June 23, 2018.

The 18th annual Pride Parade took over the streets of Saskatoon on Saturday. Thousands of people paraded down the streets on Saturday afternoon, showing off their pride colours. Craig Watson was loud and proud during the festivities, but it was not always easy being open about who he is. “I’m Mormon, so I came out and I lost my whole family for 7 years,” said Watson. “If it takes you 23 years to come out. You have to give your family a little bit of time for them to comeRead More


Late Broncos coach wins inaugural Willie O’Ree Community Hero Award

Head coach Darcy Haugan

Late Humboldt Broncos coach Darcy Haugan received the inaugural Willie O’Ree Community Hero Award in Las Vegas on Wednesday night. Haugan’s wife Christina accepted the award, surrounded by 10 of the surviving players. She spoke of Haugan’s legacy in the community, and how he worked hard to shape the young men he coached. Sixteen people – including Haugan – were killed in a tragic bus crash on April 6. Thirteen others were injured. The NHL honoured the team at the awards ceremony with an emotional tribute. On Tuesday, the NHLRead More


Panovski tells court of his whereabouts on day of shooting

Boris Panovski

CTV London Published Tuesday, June 19, 2018 5:15PM EDT Last Updated Tuesday, June 19, 2018 5:47PM EDT Boris Panovski, charged with first-degree murder in the death of a man near Clinton and attempted murder of the man’s wife, took the stand in his own defence Tuesday. Panovski pleaded not guilty to Don Frigo’s death as well as not guilty to the attempted murder charge laid as Frigo’s wife Eva was also shot at the Hullett Provincial Wildlife Area back in September 2014. The Crown alleged that Panovski drove to theRead More


Ottawa teen appears in court accused of murdering church librarian

Ottawa teen appears in court accused of murdering church librarian

Catherine Lathem, CTV Ottawa Published Monday, May 28, 2018 5:58PM EDT Last Updated Monday, May 28, 2018 7:27PM EDT An Ottawa teen is behind bars charged with first degree murder of a downtown church librarian.  Tyler Hikoalok, 18, is charged in the beating death of Elisabeth Salm.  Salm was found unconscious and viciously beaten inside the Christian Science Reading Room on Laurier Avenue where she worked in the early afternoon of Thursday May 24. She died later in hospital. On Monday, Hikoalok made his first appearance in an Ottawa courtroom,Read 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