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Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir named Olympic flag-bearers

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Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan dead at 46

Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan dead at 46

Jill Lawless, The Associated Press Published Monday, January 15, 2018 12:23PM EST Last Updated Monday, January 15, 2018 5:39PM EST LONDON — Dolores O’Riordan, whose urgent, powerful voice helped make Irish rock band The Cranberries a global success in the 1990s, died suddenly on Monday at a London hotel. She was 46. The singer’s publicist, Lindsey Holmes, confirmed she died in London, where she was recording, “No further details are available at this time,” Holmes said, adding that the singer’s family was “devastated” by the news. O’Riordan is survived byRead More


Calgary band coming up with dozens of original songs to support cancer research

Calgary band coming up with dozens of original songs to support cancer research

A Calgary rock group is putting their songwriting skills to the test as they write and record 50 songs in 24 hours as part of an ambitious venture to support the Tom Baker Cancer Centre. Chris Naish’s mom left a last impression on him, always being supportive of everything he did. “When she came to my hockey game, she would bring her knitting,” Naish says. “She was always very clear that I didn’t have to do anything to impress her.” Unfortunately, last March, Vickie lost her battle with cancer. NaishRead 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


Some Saint Johners waiting to return home after butane pipeline leak

Some Saint Johners waiting to return home after butane pipeline leak

It’s now more than 24 hours since an evacuation zone was widened following a butane leak in Saint John, and some residents are still waiting to go home.  Police say the rupture happened Monday at about 11 a.m. in a line that runs from the Canaport facility on Bayside Drive to the Irving Oil refinery. Bayside Drive and River Avenue were shut down and businesses were evacuated. Part of a causeway in the area was also temporarily shut down, as well. Officials say the small pipeline leak has been located.Read More


Winnipeg police union takes concerns about safe parking to provincial government

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The union representing Winnipeg police officers is taking concerns about a lack of safe parking for members’ personal vehicles to the provincial government. It comes after an off-duty officer was stabbed early last month going to his vehicle after leaving work at the downtown headquarters — which doesn’t have a parkade. And just two days ago, on Sunday morning, a man was arrested and charged after trying to rob an off-duty officer outside the downtown headquarters but the union doesn’t believe the victim in that incident was targeted because heRead More


NBA scores: Love leads Cavs over Heat after LeBron ejection

CLEVELAND — Kevin Love scored 32 of his 38 points in the first half, LeBron James was ejected for the first time in his career and the Cleveland Cavaliers extended their longest winning streak since 2015 to nine games by downing the Miami Heat 108-97 on Tuesday night. Love had his way with every defender Miami put on him, finishing 10 of 16 from the field and 14 of 17 on free throws. He scored 22 in the first quarter and the Cavs opened a 27-point lead before halftime. JamesRead More


OPP searching Thames after reports of a canoe capsizing with people on board

CTV London Published Sunday, November 26, 2017 6:54PM EST Last Updated Sunday, November 26, 2017 8:17PM EST OPP say they are searching for two people after reports of a canoe capsizing on the Thames River near Ingersoll. Police say it happened around 3 p.m. Sunday in an area west of Ingersoll Street North. A concerned citizen notified Police after observing two people on a canoe that appeared to be in distress. The man said the pair were not dressed for the weather conditions and not wearing life jackets. The citizen wentRead More


Manitoba mayor dies on holiday with family in Florida

The Canadian Press Published Saturday, November 25, 2017 9:16PM EST Last Updated Saturday, November 25, 2017 10:27PM EST DAUPHIN, Man. — A Manitoba mayor has died while on vacation with his family in Florida. A statement on the City of Dauphin website says Eric Irwin died Friday. It says the cause of his death is unknown at this time. The statement says city administration, in consultation the provincial government, will meet in the coming week to develop a plan going forward. Irwin was also president of the Dauphin Countryfest musicRead More


Yorkton RCMP looking for male robbery suspect

CTV Yorkton Published Thursday, November 23, 2017 5:05PM CST Last Updated Thursday, November 23, 2017 5:11PM CST Yorkton Municipal RCMP is looking for any information about a Wednesday robbery at a Yorkton business. Police say they received a 911 call to a business on the south end of Gladstone Avenue South at around 6 p.m. Wednesday. The business had been robbed by an unknown male brandishing a metal pipe. Police closed off the area and were able to use a canine unit to establish a trail. The RCMP ask anyoneRead More