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Habs go heavy on centers on second day of NHL draft

NHL Draft in Dallas

After picking Finnish center Jesperi Kotkaniemi with the third overall pick on Friday night, the Montreal Canadiens continued to add depth up the middle during the NHL draft’s second day. Overall, the Canadiens added another six centremen to their ranks. In the second round, they took Swede Jacob Olofsson while adding Canadian Cameron Hills in the third. In the later rounds, they selected Allan McShane of Barrie, ON, Cole Fonstad, Samuel Houde and Brett Stapley. Also selected were several wingers, including Finish-American Jesse Ylonen at thirty-fifth overall. Ylonen’s father, Juha,Read More


Three Londoners rescued after sailboat capsized on Lake Huron

Capsized sailboat on Lake Huron

Three young Londoners are lucky to be alive after their sailboat capsized on Lake Huron. It happened shortly after 11 a.m. Sunday about two kilometers from shore north of Bayfield. The three men, between the ages of 19 and 24 were thrown into the water and were not wearing life-jackets, and none were on board. The OPP Marine Unit managed to locate the sailboat within 10 minutes and pulled them to safety as they were holding onto the hull of the boat. The trio were treated for hypothermia and exhaustion.Read More


Graduates in need getting a helping hand in Saskatoon

Graduates in need getting a helping hand in Saskatoon

Saron Fanel, CTV Saskatoon Published Monday, May 28, 2018 6:46PM CST Last Updated Monday, May 28, 2018 6:50PM CST Some Saskatoon families feeling the financial pinch of graduation season are getting a helping hand. The Princess Shop, a non-profit organization, and Prairieland Park are teaming up to provide the ultimate experience for graduates in need. “One more barrier that’s not allowing them to attend fully is the cost of the graduation banquet ticket,” the Princess Shop’s executive director Karen Robson said. Students who receive a prom dress from the PrincessRead More


Macron and Putin to discuss Iran nuclear deal, Syria

Vladimir Putin, right, and Emmanuel Macron

PARIS — Having failed to persuade U.S. President Donald Trump to stay in the Iran nuclear accord, French President Emmanuel Macron is reaching out to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Macron heads to St. Petersburg on Thursday amid deep differences with Putin over Syria, Ukraine and alleged Russian meddling abroad. But both men want to salvage the Iranian nuclear deal. Macron’s aides insist he is not cozying up to Putin, or seeking to pivot away from France’s longstanding alliance with the U.S. in favour of one with Russia and China. Rather,Read More


Poisoned ex-spy Sergei Skripal discharged from U.K. hospital

Former Russian spy Sergei Skripal

LONDON – Doctors say former Russian spy Sergei Skripal has been discharged from a hospital, more than two months after he was poisoned with a nerve agent. Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found unconscious in the English city of Salisbury on March 4, and spent weeks in critical condition. Yulia recovered more quickly than her father and was discharged last month. Salisbury District Hospital said Friday that both patients had now been released. They have been taken to an undisclosed location for their safety. Britain says the pair wasRead More


Ten ridings to watch as Ontario heads to the polls next month

Kathleen Wynne

Paola Loriggio , The Canadian Press Published Sunday, May 13, 2018 11:28AM EDT Last Updated Sunday, May 13, 2018 11:29AM EDT Ontario has 124 provincial ridings as it goes into a spring election. Here are 10 to watch: DON VALLEY WEST Her Liberals are lagging in the polls, but can Premier Kathleen Wynne secure a victory in her own riding? The veteran politician snatched the seat from the Tories in 2003 as the Liberals formed government, but 15 years later the party and its leader have seen their popularity dropRead More


Lightning strike sparks house fire

willow wood erbsville lightning fire

CTV Kitchener Published Sunday, May 6, 2018 5:12PM EDT Last Updated Sunday, May 6, 2018 5:32PM EDT Firefighters say a lightning strike is responsible for a Waterloo house fire. Crews were called to Willow Wood Drive, at Erbsville Road, around 4:21 p.m. Sunday. It happened shortly after a burst of heavy rain and thunder. Flames and smoke were seen shortly after the strike, but were quickly extinguished. 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”Read More


Bruce Cockburn reflects on his activism, 1983 trip to Nicaragua, in interview with Lisa LaFlamme

Bruce Cockburn reflects on his activism, 1983 trip to Nicaragua, in interview with Lisa LaFlamme

As Nicaragua currently grapples with deadly political protests, Canadian troubadour Bruce Cockburn is reflecting on a trip he took to the troubled country in 1983. “I just got really curious about what (the Nicaraguan Revolution) looked like up close because it didn’t conform to the stereotype I carried of what a banana republic revolution should look like,” Cockburn, 72, told CTV Chief Anchor Lisa LaFlamme in an interview from Lindsay, Ont.’s Academy Theatre ahead of a May 4 concert. “So I wanted to see what they were really doing,” heRead More


Trump to address NRA amid national gun control movement

Donald Trump endorsed by NRA

WASHINGTON  — Back for a return engagement, U.S. President Donald Trump’s address to the National Rifle Association on Friday comes after he temporarily strayed from the group’s strong opposition to tougher gun controls following the school shooting in Parkland, Florida — only to rapidly return to the fold. For the fourth year in a row, Trump will speak to the group, which meets this year in Dallas. Last year, he became the first sitting president to appear in more than 30 years, declaring that the “assault” on the Second AmendmentRead More


Four men facing attempted murder charges after shooting, stabbing in Maskwacis

RCMP

Four men are facing attempted murder charges after a shooting and stabbing in Maskwacis on Saturday night. RCMP responded to the Townsite in the Samson First Nation at approximately 9 p.m. Upon arrival, officers found two male victims in their 20s – one shot and one stabbed. The shooting victim was airlifted to the hospital with serious injuries, and the stabbing victim was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Witnesses helped RCMP find the suspects minutes after the 911 call, police said. A loaded, sawed-off rifle and aRead More