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George Clooney tops Forbes’ highest-paid actors list

George Clooney

LOS ANGELES — George Clooney can raise a glass, even if he’s not starring in any hit movies. The 57-year-old tops the 2018 Forbes’ list of highest-paid actors with US$239 million in pretax earnings. Forbes credits up to $1 billion that a British conglomerate said it would pay for Casamigos Tequila, which Clooney co-founded in 2013 with two entrepreneurs. The actor’s wealth also includes additional earnings from endorsements and older movies. The rankings include on-screen and outside earnings. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson ranked second with $124 million pretax. Forbes saysRead More


Questions persist after oil spill at Nova Scotia Power generating station

Nova Scotia Power cleans up oil spill

By Alex Cooke, THE CANADIAN PRESS Published Monday, August 6, 2018 5:34PM ADT Last Updated Monday, August 6, 2018 6:29PM ADT HALIFAX — An environmental activist says an oil spill in Halifax harbour might be a good opportunity for Nova Scotia Power to reconsider its use of crude oil. The utility said Tuesday it could be weeks before crews fully clean up about 5,000 litres of oil at the Tufts Cove generating station, and Ecology Action Centre policy director Mark Butler said he has questions about how the oil spilledRead More


Dealerships manage the aftermath of huge hail storm in Calgary

Dealerships manage the aftermath of huge hail storm in Calgary

A pair of severe thunderstorms in Calgary on Thursday evening resulted in unusually large hail stones coming down on cars and homes, and now auto dealers are out assessing the damage to their fleets. Tower Dodge, on Macleod Trail, says that all of their 525 cars on the lot were at risk in the storm and they are now going over each and every one with their hail team to assess the cost of damages. “We’ll get the appraisers on site to look at the vehicles, see what it’s goingRead More


Like your Margaritas? Watch out for lime disease

Like your Margaritas? Watch out for lime disease

With all this heat you might find it refreshing to sit back and enjoy a cold drink. But if your favourite beverage includes lime, take note, there’s something called Margarita disease or lime disease (different than the Lyme disease you can get from ticks) and, although it can be quite painful, most have never heard of it. “No, I’ve probably heard of margarita withdrawals disease,” joked Margarita lover Leslie Koski. Margaritas, or any drink made with fresh limes, can be refreshing but can also lead to a painful rash forRead More


Flood watch issued for parts of Windsor-Essex

Lake Erie shoreline

The Essex Region Conservation Authority is warning that the soggy weather system and winds affecting the region Sunday mean there could be wave damage and erosion in some areas. 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” limit=”20″] ABC NEWS Headlines [su_feed url=”http://feeds.abcnews.com/abcnews/usheadlines” limit=”20″]


Police probe possible drowning in Hamilton

Hamilton, possible, drowning

Codi Wilson, CTV News Toronto Published Sunday, July 15, 2018 9:07AM EDT Last Updated Sunday, July 15, 2018 9:21AM EDT Police are investigating a possible drowning near the Leander Boat Club in Hamilton this morning Hamilton police say they received a call about a man who was spotted in the water near the boat club, located at 50 Leander Drive, at around 6 a.m. Sunday. The police service’s marine unit, as well as paramedics and firefighters, are trying to locate the man. Police say there is a heavy police presenceRead More


Social media response to Sudbury's storm

Social media response to Sudbury's storm

Pictures and videos flooded in after Sudbury’s storm, along with businesses willing to help. Tony Ryma talks to CTV Digital Content Specialist Chelsea Papineau. 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” limit=”20″] ABC NEWS Headlines [su_feed url=”http://feeds.abcnews.com/abcnews/usheadlines” limit=”20″]


Yonge Street van attack survivor grapples with legacy of incident months later

Beverly Smith

Olivia Bowden, The Canadian Press Published Sunday, July 8, 2018 12:26PM EDT Last Updated Sunday, July 8, 2018 12:29PM EDT TORONTO — Beverly Smith has only hazy memories of the van attack that killed 10 people and left her broken and bleeding on a north Toronto sidewalk months ago. But the 81-year-old Toronto woman grapples with the legacy of the April attack every day, as she adapts to life in a wheelchair and works to regain the independence she enjoyed before the devastating incident. Smith, a retired teacher and librarian,Read More


‘We look at it as a way of healing’: Three brothers healing through music

‘We look at it as a way of healing’: Three brothers healing through music

Published Saturday, July 7, 2018 6:20PM CST Last Updated Saturday, July 7, 2018 6:48PM CST Three singing brothers from the Democratic Republic of the Congo stopped in Regina on Saturday, to share their story of survival. Fabian, Aliston and Michel Lwamba all lived in a refugee camp in Kenya for years, after escaping from their home in the Congo. “A refugee camp if I can describe, is a place of death, a place of sorrow, a place where there is no hope. And hopelessness is very much in the camp,”Read More


Man dead following motorcycle crash at St. Thomas Raceway Park

OPP cruisers

Elgin OPP are investigating a fatal motorcycle collision at St. Thomas Raceway Park. Emergency crews were called to the track on Sparta Line around 9:30 p.m. Friday for single vehicle crash involving the bike. The man lost control of the motorcycle shortly after he crossed the finish line. A man was suffering from life-threatening injuries and was taken to hospital where he died from his injuries. He has been identified as Bradley Schaafsma, 32, of St. Thomas. The investigation continues. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around theRead More