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World's longest hockey game

World's longest hockey game

From CTV Northern Ontario: An Alberta Cancer Foundation fundraiser is one for the record books. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

Trump denies he used vulgarity to describe African countries

Trump denies he used vulgarity to describe African countries

Alan Fram and Jonathan Lemire, The Associated Press Published Friday, January 12, 2018 7:52AM EST Last Updated Friday, January 12, 2018 8:14AM EST Warning: This story contains vulgar language HL:Trump denies he used vulgarity to describe African countries@ WASHINGTON — In bluntly vulgar language, President Donald Trump questioned Thursday why the U.S. would accept more immigrants from Haiti and “shithole countries” in Africa rather than places like Norway, as he rejected a bipartisan immigration deal, according to people briefed on the extraordinary Oval Office conversation. Trump on Friday denied usingRead More

Decision made on where to put new downtown convention centre

Decision made on where to put new downtown convention centre

From CTV Northern Ontario’s Lyndsay Moggy: Sudbury council opts to use city-owned land for new convention and performing arts centre building. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

Breakaway barge carrying millions of litres of fuel to be towed from B.C. to Alaska

BELLA BELLA, B.C. – A British Columbia First Nation is breathing a sigh of relief as a barge carrying millions of litres of fuel was removed from its harbour on the central coast. The barge broke away from a U.S.-registered tugboat, the Jake Shearer, southwest of Bella Bella last Sunday. Heiltsuk Chief Councillor Marilyn Slett says it’s “terrifying” to consider the damage that could have been caused if a spill occurred. The barge was carrying 12.5 million litres of diesel and gasoline, which Slett says is four times the volumeRead More

Ronald McDonald House families embark on special flight to the North Pole

A dozen families who have been staying at the Ronald McDonald House received a much-needed reprieve from their days in hospital as they boarded a magical flight from the Calgary International Airport to the North Pole. The flight was organized by volunteers with Air Canada Jazz who wanted to share the Christmas spirit with children who will likely spend the holiday season in hospital. Jaylin Mendenhall boarded the flight alongside his son. “Little Mason here was diagnosed with Stage 4 neuroblastoma back in July,” said Mendenhall. “He is going toRead More

Vandals badly damage N.B. burial ground with important connection to black community

The historic Black Settlement Burial Ground in Willow Grove, N.B., has been struck by vandals. Ralph Thomas grew up in the area and has worked for decades to build and preserve the site. Thomas says when he saw the damage, he was at a loss for words. “The community loves this place, and for somebody to come along and just do that for no reason, what can I say?” All of the windows in the building have been busted out. One of the monuments from the site was thrown intoRead More

Spotting Toronto in Meghan Markle’s TV show ‘Suits’

The Canadian Press Published Monday, November 27, 2017 12:19PM EST Last Updated Monday, November 27, 2017 2:53PM EST TORONTO — Before she was linked to Prince Harry, Meghan Markle became known to Canadians through her role on the TV legal drama “Suits” and as a pitchwoman for Canadian retailer Reitmans. Markle moved to Toronto to play Rachel Zane in the long-running USA Network/Bravo series, which recently wrapped its seventh season. While Markle’s Zane and the other main characters are supposed to be based in Manhattan, Toronto’s streets and hot spotsRead More

Canadian mayors get their digs in before Grey Cup

The Mayors of Toronto and Calgary exchanged words about the Grey Cup on Saturday, a day before the Argonauts and Stampeders face each other in the CFL’s championship game. A reporter tweeted that Jim Watson, the mayor of Ottawa, which is hosting the Grey Cup, would be supporting the Toronto Argonauts with his hometown Ottawa Redblacks being eliminated in the CFL East’s semifinal. Toronto Mayor John Tory replied to the tweet, welcoming Watson to the Argonauts’ fanbase. “Plenty of room on the @TorontoArgos bandwagon for you, Mayor Watson. Glad toRead More

Chiodo honoured for community service in Windsor-Essex

A long time Unifor member is being recognized for his community work. Dino Chiodo received this year’s Charles. E. Brooks Labour Community Service Award, at the 40th Annual Labour Appreciation Night Friday. The award is presented by United Way Centraide Windsor-Essex County. “We’re really, really honoured to be recognizing Dino Chiodo,” said United Way CEO Lorraine Goddard. “Dino has been such an incredible force in our community.” Chiodo began his union career in 1999. He became Local 444 president in 2012, and is currently the National Auto Director for Unifor.Read More

Innovative jazz producer George Avakian dies at 98

Hillel Italie, The Associated Press Published Thursday, November 23, 2017 6:42AM EST NEW YORK — George Avakian, a Russian-born jazz scholar and architect of the American music industry who produced essential recordings by Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis and other stars has died at age 98. Avakian’s daughter, Anahid Avakian Gregg, confirmed that her father died Wednesday morning at his home in Manhattan. No further details were immediate available. Avakian, an executive at Columbia Records and Warner Bros. among other labels, helped popularize such consumer standards as liner notes, the long-playingRead More