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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


Rally held for those who have died inside the Elgin Middlesex Detention Centre

Rally held for those who have died inside the Elgin Middlesex Detention Centre

They were there to push for change at the Elgin Middlesex Detention Centre. Since 2009, 13 inmates have died inside the facility on Exeter Road in London and on Sunday family members came with 13 crosses representing those who passed away. Jan Pigeau says her son, James, died of a fentanyl overdose inside the jail. “Enough is enough,” she says. “I don’t want it to happen to anyone else.” Representatives of nine families took part in the call for change which was organized by Pigeau. “How does it feel, returningRead 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


Child injured after driver failed to stop for a school bus

School Bus

A 10-year-old child was injured Wednesday morning after she was struck by a car that failed to stop for school bus in Owen Sound. Police say it happened around 8:35 a.m. when a school bus travelling eastbound along Alpha Street stopped at 6th Avenue West to pick up students. All the school bus crossing safety equipment was activated at the time, police said.  According to police, a westbound car proceeded against the safety signals and hit the child as she stepped off the curb. The childs father was present andRead More


Girls on the gridiron

Girls on the gridiron

From CTV Northern Ontario’s Joey Slattery: Two women in North Bay get the opportunity to experience glory on the gridiron. 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″]


1 dead, 1 injured in cougar attack in Washington state

Washington cougar attack

NORTH BEND, Wash. — One man was killed and another seriously injured when they encountered a cougar Saturday while mountain biking in Washington state, officials said. Authorities said the two men were on a morning bike ride in the foothills near North Bend when the attack occurred. The town is about 30 miles (48 kilometres) east of Seattle. The mountain lion ran into the woods and officers with the Washington Department of Fish and Game later tracked it down and shot and killed it, said Capt. Alan Myers of theRead More


Kovac and Frankfurt stun Bayern 3-1 to win German Cup final

Frankfurt win cup

By Ciaran Fahey, The Associated Press Published Saturday, May 19, 2018 8:19PM EDT BERLIN — Niko Kovac stunned his future employer by leading Eintracht Frankfurt to a 3-1 win over Bayern Munich in the German Cup final on Saturday. The Frankfurt coach, who has agreed to take over from the retiring Jupp Heynckes in Munich next season, oversaw a committed performance from his side crowned by two goals from the impressive Ante Rebic. The Croatian striker scored early and late to cancel out Robert Lewandowski’s equalizer for Bayern. Bayern mightRead More


New Hamburg Canada Day gathering to charge admission

Canada Day in Wilmot

The biggest Canada Day party in New Hamburg won’t be free this year. Organizers of Canada Day in Wilmot say this year’s celebration will require paid admission due to declining sponsor and donor support. They say they want to keep the fee low, possibly at $5 per person or less. According to the organizers, the money is necessary to “maintain the expected quality of entertainment and attractions our community deserves to celebrate Canada Day.” This year will mark the 36th straight community party for Canada Day in New Hamburg. LastRead More


Essex liberals have chosen their candidate

Liberal candidate in Essex

The Liberals have their candidate in Essex for the upcoming provincial election.  At a nomination meeting in Kingsville on Wednesday, Kate Festeryga was acclaimed as the Liberal candidate. Festeryga currently works as an issues manager with the provincial government. Born and raised in Essex County and a long-time activist, Festeryga says she is looking to put her government experience to work for the people of Essex. “Essex County deserves a voice that’s strong as its importance in this province and it’s not getting that right now”. Her name may soundRead More


Old Maple Leaf plant being turned into cannabis facility

Cannabis company takes over Maple Leaf plant.

An old meat processing plant in Winnipeg is turning over a new leaf. The former Maple Leaf building on Warman Road is being taken over by cannabis company GrowForce Holdings, where it plans to open its flagship cannabis-cultivating facility. The company plans to grow, test and package cannabis products in the facility, which is set to open in 2019. In the future, GrowForce Holdings also wants to create a research and development lab. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rssfeeds.usatoday.com/usatoday-NewsTopStories”Read More