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Toronto Marlies beat Texas Stars 6-1 to win AHL Calder Cup final in seven games

Garret Sparks

TORONTO — Andreas Johnsson scored two goals and added an assist as the Toronto Marlies beat the Texas Stars 6-1 on Thursday night to win the Calder Cup final in seven games. Mason Marchment also had a pair for the hometown Marlies while Carl Grundstrom and Ben Smith added singles. Austin Fyten scored the lone goal for the Stars, ending Garret Sparks’ shutout bid midway through the third period. Toronto outshot Texas 46-30. The victory capped a dream season for the top development team of the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs.Read More


New drug gives hope to Moose Jaw woman with rare disorder

Shailyn

A new drug has given hope to a Moose Jaw woman with a rare neuromuscular disorder, but it comes with a high price tag. Shailyn Taylor is a student at Mount Royal University in Calgary with spinal muscular dystrophy or SMA. Her physical condition has deteriorated over the last 22 years, as the disease attacks her muscles. “My councillor actually told me to start making funeral plans, so I could accept that that was coming,” Taylor said. In late 2016 she received a call from the Families of SMA Organization,Read More


Police search for missing woman in Thompson

Dianne Mae Bignell

CTV Winnipeg Published Saturday, May 26, 2018 10:28AM CST Last Updated Saturday, May 26, 2018 10:33AM CST Thompson RCMP is asking for the public’s help to find missing 60-year-old Dianne Mae Bignell. Police said she was last seen around the Juniper Street area of Thompson at 8:30 a.m. on May 17. Bignell is described as five feet four inches, with a heavy build, grey shoulder length hair, brown eyes and wears glasses. Police are concerned for her well-being and anyone with information is asked to call Thompson RCMP at 204-677-6911.Read More


Rachel Dolezal accused of welfare fraud after race scandal

Rachel Dolezal

The Associated Press Published Friday, May 25, 2018 6:28AM EDT Last Updated Friday, May 25, 2018 6:30AM EDT SPOKANE, Wash. – A former NAACP leader in Washington state whose life unraveled after she was exposed as a white woman pretending to be black has been charged with welfare fraud. Rachel Dolezal, who legally changed her name to Nkechi Diallo in 2016, was charged this week with theft by welfare fraud, perjury and false verification for public assistance, Spokane news station KHQ-TV reported Thursday. She illegally received $8,747 in food assistanceRead More


C2 in Montreal: Chelsea Manning reminds citizens that they have power

chelsea manning

The Canadian Press Published Thursday, May 24, 2018 4:36PM EDT Last Updated Thursday, May 24, 2018 4:37PM EDT Whistleblower Chelsea Manning says the average citizen has power and needs to use it. The internationally recognized transgender activist told the annual C2 Montreal business conference today that people have the political power to change things. Manning, 30, is a former Army intelligence analyst who served seven years in a U.S. prison for leaking government documents to Wikileaks until then-President Barack Obama commuted the sentence in 2017. Known as Bradley Manning atRead More


Nova Scotia mulls fate of iconic Annie Leibovitz photography collection

Annie Leibovitz

HALIFAX — The Nova Scotia government is reviving hopes that a collection of iconic portraits by famed American photographer Annie Leibovitz could be displayed at the provincial gallery. The influential works, including an introspective image of the Queen and a portrait of a pregnant Demi Moore, have been stuck in storage at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in Halifax as a tax battle was waged in Ottawa. A federal cultural board refused to grant the collection a stamp of cultural significance, withholding lucrative tax incentives to the art donorRead More


Three women displaced by Carlingwood fire

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Ottawa Fire says three women, two of them seniors, will be displaced after a fire in the Carlingwood area Wednesday evening. Firefighters say heavy black smoke was spotted coming from the second floor of a home at 737 Manitou Drive. The fire was out by 7:50 p.m. No one was home at the time of the fire and no one was reported hurt. Investigators are on scene working to determine a cause. 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″]Read More


College football player in Japan bows in shame over tackle

Miyagawa

Stephen Wade and Mari Yamaguchi, The Associated Press Published Tuesday, May 22, 2018 10:10AM EDT TOKYO — A college football player in Japan has apologized for intentionally injuring the quarterback of an opposing team with a late tackle , an incident that has riveted the country for several weeks. In a news conference shown live on television across the country on Tuesday, Taisuke Miyagawa bowed deeply and said his coach had told him to do it. But he said he should have been stronger and refused the order. The coach,Read More


Fire in suite forces evacuation of entire apartment building

Apartment fire

An apartment building in west Edmonton had to be evacuated Monday afternoon, after a fire started in one of the suites. Edmonton Fire Rescue said the fire started just after 1 p.m. in the basement suite of an apartment on 100 Avenue and 154 Street. Crews had the fire under control within 20 minutes, and officials said the fire was mostly contained to one suite. The entire building was evacuated as a precaution, and no injuries were reported. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USARead 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