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Toronto Marlies beat Texas Stars 6-1 to win AHL Calder Cup final in seven games

Garret Sparks

TORONTO — Andreas Johnsson scored two goals and added an assist as the Toronto Marlies beat the Texas Stars 6-1 on Thursday night to win the Calder Cup final in seven games. Mason Marchment also had a pair for the hometown Marlies while Carl Grundstrom and Ben Smith added singles. Austin Fyten scored the lone goal for the Stars, ending Garret Sparks’ shutout bid midway through the third period. Toronto outshot Texas 46-30. The victory capped a dream season for the top development team of the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs.Read More


Nicole Kidman, Amazon sign TV, movie production deal

Kidman

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


‘A sense of whimsy’: How Kate Spade brought fun back to fashion, business

'A sense of whimsy': How Kate Spade brought fun back to fashion, business

It was 1991, and Kate Brosnahan, then a senior accessories editor for Mademoiselle magazine, set out to reinvent the handbag. Bored with the offerings available at the time, the 30-year-old Kansas City native quit her job to focus on designing a line of simple, sleek purses with infectious pops of colour. With the help of her boyfriend, Andy Spade, the brother of comedian David Spade, Brosnahan launched her first line of handbags under the name Kate Spade, a combination of her name and her future husband’s, in 1993. The coupleRead More


Montreal specialist dispenses advice for preventing Lyme disease

Montreal specialist dispenses advice for preventing Lyme disease

CTV Montreal Published Wednesday, May 23, 2018 4:49PM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, May 23, 2018 6:44PM EDT The warmer weather entices many of us outside, and also brings with it some risks – like Lyme disease, which is on the rise in Quebec. The bite of an infected tick requires your full attention: right now, the Monteregie area is the main source of infected ticks in our general region. The problem will only intensify over the coming years, so the director of McGill’s Center for Tropical Diseases says we bestRead More


N.S. veteran’s battle to have injury acknowledged stalls after doctor retires

Bill MacKay

CTV Atlantic Published Tuesday, May 22, 2018 5:33PM ADT Last Updated Tuesday, May 22, 2018 5:37PM ADT A Nova Scotia veteran’s battle to have an injury acknowledged by Veterans Affairs has stalled after his family doctor retired. Bill MacKay says he sustained a neck injury when he was in the navy. Documents show the Department of National Defence acknowledges the incident happened, but says it wasn’t the cause of MacKay’s neck injury. MacKay says Veterans Affairs has rejected his injury twice. He was working with a lawyer on a thirdRead More


Russia’s doping capital gears up for World Cup

Olympic Sports Center

James Ellingworth, The Associated Press Published Monday, May 21, 2018 2:21PM EDT SARANSK, Russia — Nestled on the edge of the forest outside the Russian city of Saransk is the home of one of the most successful doping programs in history. Athletes from the V.M. Chegin Olympic Training Center dominated race-walking for over a decade, winning nine Olympic and 18 world championship medals between 2004 and 2016, when head coach Viktor Chegin was banned for life amid a blizzard of doping cases. Now Saransk — like Russia itself — wantsRead More


Prices at the pumps continue to skyrocket over the long weekend

Prices at the pumps continue to skyrocket over the long weekend

Emily Silva , CTV Kitchener Published Sunday, May 20, 2018 5:16PM EDT Last Updated Sunday, May 20, 2018 6:43PM EDT Local drivers say they’ve been feeling the pain at the pumps as gas prices continue to skyrocket over the long weekend. “It seems kind of suspicious, it’s the long weekend or during the summer, it’s just the season that gas goes up,” said local resident Roberta Hannaford. Out on the campaign trail Ontario’s leaders are making promises to put an end to the long-weekend spikes in gas prices. Campaigning inRead More


Saskatoon woman demands change for provincial wheelchair accessibility

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A woman in a wheelchair in Saskatoon is demanding change for wheelchair accessibility in the city and across the province.  For Debbie Windsor, getting around isn’t easy. She’s been in a wheelchair since she was four-years-old and has a rare condition called Osteogenesis imperfecta. Windsor said her disability has been preventing her from going to certain places like the Saskatoon Business College to start her career. “I started looking into that school and where it was and all of that…  And it wasn’t accessible,” Windsor said. Windsor wants to startRead More


Crews battle house fire in northeast Calgary

Coral Springs fire

Fire crews were called to the scene of a second house fire in less than 12 hours in Calgary, this time in the northeast community of Coral Springs. Authorities say the fire started just after 5:30 p.m. and a number of neighbouring homes have been evacuated. EMS are also at the scene but there is no information on if anyone was hurt. More details to come. 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″] USA News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rss.cnn.com/rss/cnn_us.rss” limit=”20″]Read More


Investigation under way on Ojibway Parkway

CTV Windsor Published Saturday, May 19, 2018 4:02PM EDT Last Updated Saturday, May 19, 2018 4:53PM EDT Windsor police have shut down a portion of Ojibway Parkway. Police said on Twitter Saturday afternoon that they clsoed the road from Broadway Boulevard to Weaver. Police did not indicate the reason, only saying the Ojibway Parkway will be closed until further notice. There is a heavy police presence in the area. Witnesses tell CTV News officers had their weapons drawn. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USARead More