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Anita Baker honoured honoured at BET Awards

Anitba Baker

Legendary singer Anita Baker was honoured at the BET Awards with impressive performances that nearly brought the eight-time Grammy winner to tears. Baker earned the Lifetime Achievement Award on Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, where Ledisi, Marsha Ambrosius and Yolanda Adams – in superior form – sang the singer’s well-known hits onstage. The 60-year-old, who dominated the R&B charts from the early ’80s to mid-90s with smooth songs like “Sweet Love” and “Giving You the Best That I Got,” used her speech to encourage the artists inRead More


Flag football tournament raises money for Special Olympics

Flag football tournament raises money for Special Olympics

CTV Regina Published Saturday, June 23, 2018 6:13PM CST Last Updated Saturday, June 23, 2018 6:53PM CST Flag football players gathered at Mosaic Stadium on Saturday for the inaugural Queen City Blitz Flag Football Tournament to raise money for Special Olympics Saskatchewan. For Kevin Ooms who came all the way from Warman, Saskatchewan to play in the game, it is a great opportunity to raise money for a good cause. “What a better way to support these athletes by us non-athletes. I mean there are some really good athletes hereRead More


B.C. Lions player fielding criticism after crushing hit on rowdy streaker

B.C. Lions player fielding criticism after crushing hit on rowdy streaker

A B.C. Lions player is fielding criticism after the defensive back issued a bone-crushing hit on a streaker over the weekend. B.C. Lions defensive back Marcell Young delivered the big hit on an incoming streaker during a stoppage in play in the first quarter of Saturday night’s game against the Montreal Alouettes. The streaker — who was wearing a Lions jersey but did not have pants or shoes — can be seen running onto the field toward Young, before he is levelled to the ground and apprehended. Following the hit,Read More


Author, bank robber Stephen Reid dead at 68

Author, bank robber Stephen Reid dead at 68

CTV’s Chandler Grieve takes a look back at Stephen Reid’s complicated and polarizing legacy following news of his passing at age 68. 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″]


Air quality alert issued for Waterloo Region

Air quality alert issued for Waterloo Region

CTV Kitchener Published Sunday, May 27, 2018 2:10PM EDT Last Updated Sunday, May 27, 2018 6:51PM EDT High levels of air pollution are expected Sunday in southwestern Ontario according to Environment Canada. Environment Canada has issued an alert for Southern Wellington County, Northern Wellington County, Waterloo Region, and the GTA. Environment Canada is warning individuals may experience symptoms such as increased coughing, throat irritation, headaches or shortness of breath. They say the statement is in effect due to the possibility of deteriorating air quality. Frank Seglenieks, the weather station coordinatorRead More


Excessive force not to blame for hip fracture, SIU finds

Perth County OPP generic

Two OPP officers have been cleared of criminal wrongdoing in connection with an arrest they made in the Listowel area. Tony Loparco, the director of the Special Investigations Unit, says the officers acted properly and did not use excessive force as they arrested a 62-year-old man. The officers were called to the home in Gowanstown on July 6, 2017, without knowing exactly what was going on. Dispatchers had received a 911 call asking for police assistance from a caller who hung up before offering any other details. According to theRead More


Family upset with EMS response to fatal overdose

Family upset with EMS response to fatal overdose

One year ago Tuesday, Bill Pearl saw his stepson’s final moments. According to a Special Investigations Unit report, Kieran Kay was in his Cambridge home on May 22, 2017, when he took off his clothes and started saying he was seeing snakes. Worried – and aware that he had finished a drug rehab program the previous day – family members in the house called 911. They told the SIU they had seen a syringe sticking out of Kay’s body, and their first attempts to calm him down had failed. SeeingRead More


U.S. criticizes China’s militarization of disputed waters

Chinese H-6K bomber

BEIJING — The Pentagon criticized what it called China’s “continued militarization” of island outposts in the disputed South China Sea, where the Chinese air force landed long-range bombers for the first time, putting entire Southeast Asia within their range. The China Daily newspaper reported Saturday that the People’s Liberation Army Air Force conducted takeoff and landing training with the H-6K bomber in the South China Sea. China is pitted against smaller neighbours in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich inRead More


‘Shoplifters’ wins Palme d’Or at Cannes

Hirokazu Kore-eda

Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda’s “Shoplifters” is the winner of the Palme d’Or award at the Cannes Film Festival. The film is a tender portrait of a poor, impoverished family. The director accepted the award in Japanese and dedicated it to the whole production team involved in movie. Nadine Labaki’s “Capernaum” won the festival’s Jury Prize. Spike Lee won the Grand Prize for his film “BlacKkKlansman.” “Cold War”  won the best director award at the Cannes Film Festival. The film is Polish director Pawel Pawlikowski’s follow-up to his 2013 Oscar-winner “Ida.”Read More


Royal wedding live: Crowds gather to watch Prince Harry, Meghan Markle tie the knot

Royal wedding live: Crowds gather to watch Prince Harry, Meghan Markle tie the knot

Amid perfectly blue skies and warm sunshine, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have arrived at St. George’s Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle, ready to exchange their wedding vows. Harry arrived accompanied by his brother Prince William, both dressed in the uniform of the Blues and Royals as they made their way by foot up to the doors of St. George’s Chapel. Highlights so far: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will receive new titles: Duke and Duchess of Sussex Wedding guests include Oprah, George and Amal Clooney, David andRead More