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A musical resurgence has Hollywood changing its tune

La La Land poster

Hollywood is falling back in love with the movie musical, seduced by the success of Oscar winner “La La Land” and buoyed by a wave of live-action Disney adaptations. In a Tinseltown landscape largely dominated by superheroes, 2017 still saw “La La Land,” “The Greatest Showman” and “Beauty and the Beast” pull in more than $2.1 billion at the global box office. Disney is the backbone of the revival, with a “Mary Poppins” sequel expected later this year — with Emily Blunt taking over the iconic role of the magicalRead More


Driver allegedly rams police cruiser while impaired

A 30-year-old Chatham woman is facing a dozen charges after allegedly attempting to evade police while driving impaired. Saturday morning Middlesex OPP responded to reports of an erratic driver on the 401. Witnesses told police the driver had fled the scene of a collision. The vehicle was located in London at a gas station at Exeter Road and Wellington Road. Once officers were spotted the driver reversed the car and crashed into a gas pump, according to police. Police then say she fled the scene and headed to a commercialRead More


Bruins hammer Maple Leafs 5-1 in opener of playoff series

Bruins hammer Leafs in playoffs opener

BOSTON – The Toronto Maple Leafs talked at length this week about the importance of trying to contain Boston’s powerful top line in their first-round playoff series with the Bruins. There’s lots of work to be done in that department, and a host of others, after Thursday night. The trio of David Pastrnak, Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron combined for six points as the Bruins thumped the Leafs 5-1 in the opener of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal. “We’ve got to be better, obviously,” said Toronto head coach Mike Babcock, whoRead More


Storm complicates Swiss Alpine search for missing billionaire

Billionaire missing in Swiss Alps

BERLIN – A strong storm in the Alps is hampering efforts to find a German billionaire who has been missing on the famed Matterhorn peak for days. The dpa news agency reported Thursday that the head of the rescue effort, Anjan Truffer, said the weather has meant teams have not been able to move out in the morning as planned. Truffer says rescue crews remain in close contact with the family of Karl-Erivan Haub, who was last seen on Saturday morning as he headed up a mountain lift. Haub, theRead More


Individual in custody after weapons incident in Sydney store: police

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Police say a person was found barricaded into a shelving unit in a store in Sydney, N.S. Cape Breton Regional Police responded to Home Depot after receiving a report of a person with a weapon inside Friday afternoon. According to police, the individual has since been apprehended and taken into custody. Police say the individual has been taken to hospital for further observation. The investigation is ongoing. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines


fentanyl, drug trafficking, CTV Edmonton, Felix Loo

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The Edmonton Drug and Gang Enforcement Unit (EDGE) has charged a 44-year-old Edmonton man with multiple drug-related offences after being found in possession of a large quantity of fentanyl. On Wednesday, April 4 EDGE members concluded a drug investigation involving Felix Loo who is alleged to have been trafficking fentanyl to his clients, while claiming it was heroin.  Investigators executed warrants at a residence near 99 Avenue and 101 Street at approximately 7 p.m. Wednesday evening, where they discovered close to 134 grams of fentanyl with an estimated street value ofRead More


Lincoln, Honda, and Volvo winners at 2018 NAIAS

Car of the year 2018

The North American International Auto Show is underway in Detroit with the vehicles of the year announced Monday morning. For the category of Car of the Year, the 2018 Honda Accord took home the prize. Meanwhile the 2017 Volvo XC60 won for best Utility Vehicle and the Lincoln Navigator took home the prize for Truck of the Year. NAIAS officially opened today with pledges from the U.S. Government to advance autonomous vehicle technology. Ford kicked off the show by unveiling the 50th anniversary version of the Mustang that Steve McQueenRead More


N.L. ‘mermaid men’ calendar raises $300,000 for mental health

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The Canadian Press Published Sunday, January 14, 2018 2:32PM EST Last Updated Sunday, January 14, 2018 4:40PM EST ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — A calendar of bearded, mermaid-tailed Newfoundlanders has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for mental health. Last year, around 30 burly guys donned sparkly mermaid tails to pose as “merb’ys” — a portmanteau of “mermaid” and “b’y,” a Newfoundland term meaning “boy” or “buddy.” The whimsically dressed models posed by the sea, at a barber shop and in a pumpkin patch for the 2018 calendar. The Newfoundland andRead More


Montreal study shows effects of concussions on developing brains

Montreal study shows effects of concussions on developing brains

While much attention has been given to concussions and athletics in recent years, a new study conducted by researchers at Ste-Justine Hospital and the Universite de Montreal is shedding light on how they affect smaller people.   Ste-Justine researcher Miriam Beauchamp said concussions are more prevalent in preschoolers than they are in teenagers. “We also know that young children are quite vulnerable,” she said. “They’re in a really critical area of development.” Beauchamp and her team evaluated how developing brains were affected by injury. They said many affected children displayed changesRead More


N.B. police seek help locating man wanted on warrant

Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a man who allegedly struck a police car and another vehicle with a van in Salisbury, N.B. Southeast District RCMP say 34-year-old Stephen Cyr, of no fixed address, failed to appear in court on Nov. 1, and a warrant was issued for his arrest as a result. Police say nearly a month later on Nov. 29, officers responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of a business in Salisbury. They were able to confirm it wasRead More