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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

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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

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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


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


Memorial Cup host committee expected to lose money

Memorial Cup host committee expected to lose money

The Memorial Cup host committee says it took a hit when it had to pay the Canadian Hockey League $3.65 million just to host the event. The committee says everything, including with the Eagles concert and opening ceremonies, cost more than $12.5 million, and the committee lost about $2 million. “We expected that we would have to underwrite it, we were prepared to do that. We were competing against the Hamilton Bulldogs that wanted it there. They have a 19,000 seat arena,” committee chair Shaun Semple said. The cost toRead More


Sask. couple survives being buried in mudslide on B.C. highway

Gabe Rosescu and Sheri Niemegeers

KELOWNA, B.C. — A Saskatchewan couple is recovering in hospital after a mudslide swept them off a cliff in British Columbia. Don Struthers said his brother-in-law Gabe Rosescu and his girlfriend, Sheri Niemegeers, were en route to Nelson, B.C., when disaster struck. “They were driving down the road, happy go lucky, excited to see their buddy. And Gabe said all of a sudden they saw one tree kind of fall right onto the road,” Struthers said. “They didn’t have time to hit the brakes or anything and, before they knewRead More


Big Machines Take Over Capreol

Big Machines Take Over Capreol

The Greater Sudbury community of Capreol – known as a railway town – plays host to a different breed of large machinery. 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″]


Canada’s top-ranked female tennis player blames racism for relative obscurity

Canada's top-ranked female tennis player blames racism for relative obscurity

Canada’s top-ranked female tennis player has a troubling theory for why she’s not a household name: racism. Twenty-one-year-old Francoise Abanda made her opinion known after a Twitter user asked why she doesn’t get the same amount of attention as her much-lauded peer, Eugenie Bouchard. “I will never get the same treatment because I am black,” Abanda replied on her verified Twitter account Wednesday. “It’s the truth!” The Montrealer, who turned pro in 2015, is currently ranked 128 by the Women’s Tennis Association. Bouchard sits at 169. Abanda, who climbed aboveRead More


Windsor police looking for missing woman

Windsor Police

Windsor Police Services are asking for the public’s help to locate a missing woman. The woman was last seen in the 1000 block of Elsmere Ave. near Erie St. around 1 p.m. Sunday. Police say they’re concerned for her safety. She’s described as 34 years old, white, 5’-2″ tall with blonde hair in bun wearing a white shirt, jean vest, and black tights. Anyone with information is asked to call Windsor police at 519-258-6111. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines [su_feedRead More


Pompeo en route to N. Korea to finalize Trump-Kim summit

Donald Trump Kim Jong Un

Matthew Lee, The Associated Press Published Tuesday, May 8, 2018 2:41PM EDT Last Updated Tuesday, May 8, 2018 4:47PM EDT YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was heading to North Korea on Wednesday to finalize details of a planned historic summit between President Donald Trump and North Korea leader Kim Jong Un. Trump announced the mission in Washington on Tuesday just minutes before Pompeo arrived in Japan to refuel before flying on to Pyongyang, and as the president declared he was withdrawing from a landmarkRead More