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Designated Survivor films season finale scene in Cambridge

Designated Survivor films season finale scene in Cambridge

There was a buzz in the air in Cambridge on Saturday, as crews from one of the biggest hit shows on television returned to the city. Members of the cast and crew of Designated Survivor were in the Galt core to film a scene for their season finale. While series star Kiefer Sutherland wasn’t present, co-star Maggie Q was. Producer Llewellyn Wells said they were working on a scene in which Q’s character “has gone to find someone who she’s been asked to take care of … and also trackRead More

Edmonton man arrested for uttering threats near Sherwood Park school

Strathcona County RCMP said an Edmonton man had been arrested and charged, after he was seen yelling outside of a Sherwood Park elementary school Thursday morning. RCMP said officers were called to reports of a suspicious person at Westboro Elementary School just before 8:30 a.m. Thursday. The male suspect was seen yelling and making threatening gestures, as he walked around the school’s property. Officers arrived at the scene, and found the suspect nearby. He was arrested without incident. The school was placed on hold and secure for about 10 minutesRead More

Leafs’ Auston Matthews says he’s feeling better, but no timetable for return

Auston Matthews

Joshua Clipperton, The Canadian Press Published Tuesday, March 13, 2018 2:15PM EDT Last Updated Tuesday, March 13, 2018 4:10PM EDT TORONTO — Maple Leafs centre Auston Matthews is inching closer to a return to the Toronto lineup. When that will be remains anyone’s guess. The 20-year-old took part in his second straight full practice Tuesday, but continued to wear a red non-contact jersey. Matthews has been on the shelf since injuring his shoulder after getting sandwiched between two Islanders late in Toronto’s 4-3 shootout victory over New York at AirRead More

Pedestrian seriously injured in Barrie hit-and-run

Barrie police

Police want to speak with anyone who witnessed a hit-and-run collision that seriously injured a pedestrian in Barrie. The 53-year-old man was returning to his vehicle after helping another motorist when he was struck in the area of Huronia Road and McKay Road. This happened at around 12:30 a.m. on Friday. Barrie police says the driver stopped momentarily and then left the scene. The vehicle is described as a dark-coloured hatchback, which might have damage to its front end. The man was taken to hospital with serious injuries. Anyone withRead More

James Dean’s iconic ‘Rebel Without a Cause’ jacket up for auction

James Dean's jacket from Rebel Without a Cause

Jennifer Kay, The Associated Press Published Tuesday, February 27, 2018 1:41AM EST WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – James Dean’s cherry-red jacket from “Rebel Without a Cause” is expected to bring up to $600,000 when it goes up for auction this week in Florida, offering fans a rare chance to own something linked to the actor who died at 24. The bomber-style jacket still looks cool at Palm Beach Modern Auctions, where it was displayed recently on a mannequin dressed in a white T-shirt and blue jeans, similar to Dean’s signatureRead More

Potentially huge losses from future earthquakes in Eastern Canada: study

earthquake file

Peter Rakobowchuk, The Canadian Press Published Saturday, January 13, 2018 8:24AM EST MONTREAL — While people in British Columbia are mindful of the fact they could eventually face some of the strongest earthquakes in the world, at least one study warns there’s a lack of awareness of the risk in Eastern Canada. One report released last summer predicts Montrealers could suffer $45 billion in economic losses if the city were to experience an earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale. That’s the estimated strength of a tremor that hit MontrealRead More

Putin calls Kim Jong Un ‘competent and mature’ leader

Russian President Vladimir Putin, centre

The Associated Press Published Friday, January 12, 2018 11:21AM EST Last Updated Friday, January 12, 2018 11:22AM EST MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin says North Korea’s Kim Jong Un has shown himself to be a mature leader who is interested in calming down the tensions over its nuclear and long-range missile programs. Meeting with top Russian media figures on Thursday, Putin said Kim “is an absolutely competent and already mature politician” who has “solved his strategic task — he has a nuclear warhead and a global-range missile.” Now, inRead More

S. Korea proposes meeting with N. Korea to discuss Olympics

Korea tensions

Youkyung Lee, The Associated Press Published Friday, January 12, 2018 7:43AM EST Last Updated Friday, January 12, 2018 7:59AM EST SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — South Korea said Friday it has proposed a meeting with North Korea next week to discuss details of its participation in next month’s Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in the South. The South’s Unification Ministry said it suggested holding the meeting on Monday at the border village of Panmunjom with a delegation of three South Korean officials. Earlier this week, the two Koreas held their first talksRead More

E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce appears to be over, agency says

Romaine lettuce

Peter Cameron, The Canadian Press Published Wednesday, January 10, 2018 10:30PM AST The Public Health Agency of Canada says a deadly E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce appears to be over. The agency says as of Wednesday there have been 42 cases of E. coli illness reported in five provinces — eight in Ontario, 15 in Quebec, five in New Brunswick, one in Nova Scotia and 13 in Newfoundland and Labrador. Seventeen people were hospitalized and one person died. It says there have been no reports on the onsetRead More

20,000 part-time college workers vote to unionize

Georgian College

Approximately 20,000 part-time support staff at the province’s colleges have voted to join the Ontario Public Service Employees Union. OPSEU says 84 per cent of the ballots counted were cast of in favour of joining the union. It says the supervised vote at all 24 Ontario community colleges was held in June 2016, but legal wrangling by the College Employer Council kept ballots from being counted until this week. OPSEU president Warren (Smokey) Thomas called the vote “a magnificent victory for part-time college support staff and for all the peopleRead More