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‘Hotel Transylvania 3’ tops charts, ‘Skyscraper’ stumbles

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LOS ANGELES — “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” has checked into the No. 1 spot at the box office in its opening weekend and left the Dwayne Johnson action thriller, “Skyscraper,” in the dust. Sony Pictures estimated Sunday that the animated family movie earned $44.1 million from North American theatres. As the first in the franchise to open in the summer, it’s just slightly under the previous installment’s $48.5 million debut in September 2015. Worldwide, “Hotel Transylvania 3” has already earned more than $100 million. “It’s really terrific,” said AdrianRead More


Vehicle involved in rest step stabbing recovered, suspect still at large

RCMP, Dickson Stevenson Rest Stop, stabbing, Highw

Police continue to investigate an incident at a rest stop north of Airdrie that sent a man to hospital with stab wounds on Sunday afternoon and say they have recovered a vehicle that was used to flee the scene. Police responded to the Dickson Stevenson rest stop on Highway 2, south of Highway 72, at about 5:20 p.m. for an incident that was originally reported as a shooting. A man sustained stab wounds and was taken to hospital from the scene. The suspect fled the area in a black, BuickRead More


Doubt about North Korean denuclearization shadow Pompeo trip

Doubt about North Korean denuclearization shadow Pompeo trip

Kim Tong-Hyung and Hyung-Jin Kim, The Associated Press Published Monday, July 2, 2018 9:57PM EDT SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — Three weeks after the U.S.-North Korea summit and ahead of an impending trip to North Korea by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, a leaked U.S. intelligence report and an analysis of satellite data suggest the North may be continuing its nuclear and missile activities despite a pledge to denuclearize. North Korea has been showering the United States and South Korea with goodwill gestures in recent months, including the shutdownRead More


‘Journalism is under attack’: Rob Reiner on his new film, Archie Bunker and Roseanne Barr

'Journalism is under attack': Rob Reiner on his new film, Archie Bunker and Roseanne Barr

Filmmaker Rob Reiner is on a crusade to protect journalists and the work that they do, at a time when he says the vocation is under attack. Reiner, who first gained fame for playing the role of Michael Stivic in the 1970s TV show “All in the Family,” has directed a new film about the skeptical journalists who exposed U.S. President George W. Bush’s false claims about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. “Shock and Awe” will hit Canadian theatres in mid-July. It delivers a message for the moment. “RightRead More


Maryland shooting suspect had bitter history with newspaper: police

Maryland shooting suspect had bitter history with newspaper: police

A man who police say opened fire at a Maryland newspaper office Thursday, killing five and injuring two others, had a long, acrimonious history with the newspaper, including a lawsuit and years of harassment of its journalists on Twitter. A law enforcement official said the suspect was identified as Jarrod W. Ramos. The official was not authorized to discuss the ongoing investigation by name and spoke on condition of anonymity. Tom Marquardt, retired publisher and top editor at the paper, told The Capital Gazette on Thursday that he had longRead More


Local company fined for damaging toad habitat

Fowler's toad

A Blenheim company has been fined for disturbing a toad habitat. RED Bulldozing Service and  Robert Parsons, of Port Carling, pleaded guilty to damaging the habitat of an endangered species. The bulldozing company was working for Parsons at the time. Court heard a bulldozer was regrading and leveling the surface of a waterfront property in Erieau. The Ministry of Natural Resources says the sandy dune was removed and the sand compacted which is harmful to the habitat needed by the Fowler’s species of toads. Fowler’s toads are protected by theRead More


Delorme found guilty of two counts of first-degree murder

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One of three individuals charged in the deaths of two convenience store workers after robberies in 2015 was found guilty on two counts of first-degree murder. The jury found Laylin Delorme, 27, guilty on two counts of first-degree murder, and two counts of robbery. Delorme is one of three charged in the violent December 18, 2015 crime spree. Karanpal Singh Bhangu, 35, and Ricky Cenabre, 41, were beaten and shot during the robberies. Bhangu had recently emigrated from India, while Cenabre had moved to Canada from the Philippines five yearsRead More


Quebec Charter of Values a factor in radicalizing foreign fighters: study

ISIS

Five months after Shayma Senouci left Quebec to join Islamic State fighters (ISIS) in Syria, she wrote a long email to her friends back home. She told them that she felt she didn’t belong in the West and that she had an obligation to emigrate to a Muslim country. “I left because I felt imprisoned in this country, I felt dirty and deadly, an accomplice for the killings and the humiliations of Muslims worldwide,” the young woman wrote. Senouci also shared that the debate surrounding the Quebec government’s proposed CharterRead More


Raptors Uprising gamers show off their well-appointed high-tech home in Toronto

Raptors Uprising GC

TORONTO — It comes with 10 gaming stations, six bedrooms, ping-pong and a pool table, not to mention big-screen TVs galore and a spacious deck complete with a barbecue and hot tub. But depending on your definition, there is more work than play in the well-appointed house that serves as home to the six members of the Raptors Uprising GC (Gaming Club), who carry the gaming colours of the Raptors in the NBA 2K League. Toronto’s Yusuf (Yusuf–Scarbz) Abdulla and American teammates Christopher (Detoxys) Doyle, Kenneth (Kenny) Hailey, Seanquai (KingQuai614)Read More


CBC ends ‘On The Money’ program due to budget constraints

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TORONTO — CBC says it’s cancelling its afternoon business program “On The Money” due to budget constraints as it focuses resources on digital platforms. CBC News general manager Jennifer McGuire said in a note to staff Wednesday that investments such as enhancing the digital presence of “The National” and expanded podcasting has created pressure in its operational budgets. She says that along with cancelling “On The Money,” CBC has in recent months found savings through discretionary spending, the closing of an international bureau, changes to workflow and technology, and largelyRead More