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Tom Patterson Theatre rebuild project gets $10M donation

The Stratford Festival’s plan to rebuild the Tom Patterson Theatre has taken a big step toward reality – even though it technically hasn’t been approved. A $10-million gift to the project from philanthropist Ophelia Lazaridis was announced on Monday. That donation brings the total raised to date to $70 million. The federal and provincial governments have committed $20 million apiece to the project, while festival board chair Dan Bernstein and his wife Claire Foerster have pledged $10 million. Another $10 million has been raised through smaller pledges. Festival organizers sayRead More


PUB approves MPI rates panned by Uber and Lyft

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Uber and Lyft might not be rolling into Winnipeg, for now. The Public Utilities Board has approved Manitoba Public Insurance’s rates for companies like Uber and Lyft. The model will see ride sharing drivers pay an add on to their insurance based on how many time bands they select during the day. READ MORE: ‘Find the road to yes’: Bowman calling on MPI to help pave the way for ride sharing MPI has said this system is flexible and prevents other vehicle classes from subsidizing ride sharing vehicles. Uber hasRead More


Downpour drenches Atlantic Canada, leading to flooding, power outages

Downpour drenches Atlantic Canada, leading to flooding, power outages

Adina Bresge, The Canadian Press Published Saturday, January 13, 2018 11:41AM EST Last Updated Saturday, January 13, 2018 9:33PM EST HALIFAX — Much of Atlantic Canada is being pummelled with heavy winds and a downpour on Saturday, swamping some areas with extensive flooding and causing two Newfoundland towns to declare a state of emergency. Environment Canada said a low-pressure system slowly tracked across the East Coast on Saturday, drenching the region in heavy rains. In southern New Brunswick, total rainfall amounts had exceeded 50 millimetres in some areas by SaturdayRead More


Potentially huge losses from future earthquakes in Eastern Canada: study

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Peter Rakobowchuk, The Canadian Press Published Saturday, January 13, 2018 8:24AM EST MONTREAL — While people in British Columbia are mindful of the fact they could eventually face some of the strongest earthquakes in the world, at least one study warns there’s a lack of awareness of the risk in Eastern Canada. One report released last summer predicts Montrealers could suffer $45 billion in economic losses if the city were to experience an earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale. That’s the estimated strength of a tremor that hit MontrealRead 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


Nanaimo high-schoolers' project to soar into space

Nanaimo high-schoolers' project to soar into space

In an island first, a group of high school students have learned their science project will be launched to the International Space Station. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines


ABC News reporter suspended for ‘serious error’ on Flynn report

Jocelyn Noveck, The Associated Press Published Saturday, December 2, 2017 8:30PM EST Last Updated Saturday, December 2, 2017 9:50PM EST NEW YORK — ABC News on Saturday suspended investigative reporter Brian Ross for four weeks without pay for his erroneous report on Michael Flynn, which it called a “serious error.” Ross, citing an unnamed confidant of Flynn, the former national security adviser, had reported Friday that during the presidential campaign, then-candidate Donald Trump had directed Flynn to make contact with the Russians. That would have been an explosive development inRead More


Iconic Orillia landmark gets a fresh start

Phase one of the Sundial Lakeview Retirement Residence in Orillia had its official ribbon-cutting ceremony today. According to its new owners, the opening was several years in the making. “It’s been about a just a little over two and a half year journey from the purchase of the land, to the development, to the final completion,” says Yaseen Nimjee. It’s a four-storey, spacious modern design with one hundred suites. The residence is loaded with amenities like a theatre, game room, fitness centre and hair salon. “We feel we wanted toRead More


Single-seat airplane found off Guelph runway with nose down

One man was taken to hospital for assessment after the plane he was in was found with its nose down off a runway in Guelph on Saturday afternoon. Around 12:30 p.m., the Guelph fire department responded to a report of a plane down at 50 Skyway Park. When officials arrived on scene they located the single-seat airplane with one pilot on the ground off of the runway with its nose down. OPP and paramedics also responded. There were no injuries to others on scene. It is not yet known whatRead More


Funicular in city’s river valley expected to open Dec. 9

CTV News has confirmed the City of Edmonton expects the mechanized river access project in the river valley to open on December 9. The project includes a funicular and a staircase that connects 100 Avenue to the river valley, with a viewing deck at the top and a promenade at the bottom. Work on the $24 million project started in early 2016, and it was slated to open in the fall of this year. Funding mainly came from the provincial and federal governments – with the city putting forward $1.7Read More