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George Clooney tops Forbes’ highest-paid actors list

George Clooney

LOS ANGELES — George Clooney can raise a glass, even if he’s not starring in any hit movies. The 57-year-old tops the 2018 Forbes’ list of highest-paid actors with US$239 million in pretax earnings. Forbes credits up to $1 billion that a British conglomerate said it would pay for Casamigos Tequila, which Clooney co-founded in 2013 with two entrepreneurs. The actor’s wealth also includes additional earnings from endorsements and older movies. The rankings include on-screen and outside earnings. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson ranked second with $124 million pretax. Forbes saysRead More


Final farewell held for officers killed in Fredericton shooting

Final farewell held for officers killed in Fredericton shooting

Ben Cousins, CTVNews.ca Staff Published Saturday, August 18, 2018 7:40AM EDT Last Updated Saturday, August 18, 2018 4:40PM EDT The two officers who were killed in last week’s deadly shooting in Fredericton are being remembered as dedicated officers with a passion for policing. Fredericton Police constables Robb Costello, 45, and Sara Burns, 43, were fatally shot last week while responding to a call outside an apartment complex in the city’s north end. During a regimental funeral Saturday in front of thousands of friends, family members and first responders from acrossRead More


Scientists use whale calls to coax lone orca from B.C. harbour

Scientists use whale calls to coax lone orca from B.C. harbour

The Canadian Press Published Thursday, August 2, 2018 8:00PM EDT Last Updated Thursday, August 2, 2018 9:30PM EDT COMOX, B.C. — Scientists have coaxed a large male killer whale out of a British Columbia harbour by playing recorded sounds of other orcas to the animal. Department of Fisheries and Oceans officials say the transient killer whale known as T73B immediately responded to the recorded sounds of whales likely familiar to him and left the harbour and was last seen heading for open ocean. DFO spokesman Paul Cottrell says the loneRead More


Frozen berry mixes recalled due to possible salmonella contamination

Europe's best field berry recall

CTV Montreal Published Saturday, July 14, 2018 1:12PM EDT Last Updated Saturday, July 14, 2018 1:13PM EDT Health Canada says a brand of frozen mixed berries is being recalled because of possible salmonella contamination. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says Hain Celestial Canada, ULC is recalling Europe’s Best brand Field Berry Mixes. It says the recall was triggered by a recall in another country, but no illnesses associated with the product have been reported. It says the brand’s 600 gram bags of Field Berry Mix and 2 kilogram bags ofRead More


‘We look at it as a way of healing’: Three brothers healing through music

‘We look at it as a way of healing’: Three brothers healing through music

Published Saturday, July 7, 2018 6:20PM CST Last Updated Saturday, July 7, 2018 6:48PM CST Three singing brothers from the Democratic Republic of the Congo stopped in Regina on Saturday, to share their story of survival. Fabian, Aliston and Michel Lwamba all lived in a refugee camp in Kenya for years, after escaping from their home in the Congo. “A refugee camp if I can describe, is a place of death, a place of sorrow, a place where there is no hope. And hopelessness is very much in the camp,”Read More


Billions of dollars in limbo as Doug Ford nixes cap and trade

Doug Ford

David Paddon, The Canadian Press Published Sunday, June 24, 2018 10:09AM EDT Last Updated Sunday, June 24, 2018 10:25AM EDT TORONTO — The cancellation of Ontario’s cap-and-trade system will leave billions of dollars in carbon credits in limbo and consumers on the hook for pricey home upgrades that were expected to be part of a rebate program. Incoming premier Doug Ford has vowed to immediately dismantle cap and trade, but has offered few details on how the system will be wound down, and how or if participating companies will beRead More


Special track meet in Sudbury

Special track meet in Sudbury

400 Sudbury student athletes with physical and mental challenges compete in annual track and field events. Alana Everson reports. 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″] ABC NEWS Headlines [su_feed url=”http://feeds.abcnews.com/abcnews/usheadlines” limit=”20″]


Collection featuring Group of Seven paintings donated to University of Lethbridge

Canadian artist Emily Carr

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – Margaret (Marmie) Perkins Hess spent a lifetime following her passion. A lifelong educator and art collector, the Order of Canada recipient bequeathed a collection worth as much as $5 million to the University of Lethbridge following her death at age 100 in 2016. The University of Lethbridge Art Gallery received word last year that Hess had donated her vast collection, which includes works from some of the most well-known artists in Canada and from around the world. University president Mike Mahon knew Hess for eight years priorRead More


Breaking down the possibilities that could come from the Ontario’s votes

election

Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press Published Wednesday, June 6, 2018 6:32PM EDT The twists and turns of Ontario’s election campaign have made it impossible to predict the outcome of Thursday’s vote, with several possible scenarios in play. The Progressive Conservatives and New Democrats are virtually tied in recent polls, while the governing Liberals, by Premier Kathleen Wynne’s own admission, are not a contender for government. The Canadian Press spoke to experts about what could unfold. How does power change hands after an election? The Crown, represented provincially by the lieutenant-governor,Read More


Using smartwatch while driving counts as distraction: court

Apple Watch

Distracted driving is distracted driving even when the device being used is hands-free, an Ontario court has ruled. The ruling was made May 16 by a justice of the peace in Guelph, during a hearing over a distracted driving charge. According to court documents, the woman had been ticketed after a University of Guelph police officer noticed the glow from an electronic device coming from the woman’s car, which was stopped beside his cruiser at a red light. The officer reported that he saw the woman look up and downRead More