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Golden Knights end Jets season, win Game 5

Golden Knights end Jets season, win Game 5

Ahmar Khan, CTV Winnipeg Published Sunday, May 20, 2018 4:02PM CST Last Updated Sunday, May 20, 2018 6:06PM CST The Vegas Golden Knights have done the seemingly impossible as they beat the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 in Game 5 to eliminate the last remaining Canadian team and advance to their first ever Stanley Cup Finals. Winnipeg’s valiant efforts fell short as Marc-Andre Fleury stood strong in the Vegas net stopping 35 of the 37 shots he faced on the day.  Vegas proved the trend of the team to score the firstRead 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


Ontario NDP leader wouldn’t introduce corner store sale of beer and wine

Andrea Horwath

The current system of restricted retail beer and wine sales in Ontario works well and is socially responsible, New Democrat Leader Andrea Horwath said Saturday. Campaigning in Thunder Bay, Ont., Horwath said there’s no need to allow convenience stores to carry the products — a perennially favoured if never-implemented idea that once helped propel the Liberals to office in the mid-1980s. “I’m going to be straight up about it: I don’t think we need to have beer and wine in the corner stores,” Horwath said. “I don’t think this isRead More


Cape Breton community mourns deaths of local fishermen

Cape Breton community mourns deaths of local fishermen

Alex Cooke, The Canadian Press Published Sunday, May 13, 2018 3:55PM EDT Last Updated Sunday, May 13, 2018 6:19PM EDT PORT HOOD, N.S. — As officials continue to investigate a fishing accident that left two men dead in Cape Breton, the small community of Port Hood is left trying to make sense of the tragedy. Hugh Watts, 39, and Glen MacDonald, 58, died Saturday after their fishing boat capsized off the coast of nearby Colindale less than 100 metres from the shore. Investigators say the two died as a result,Read More


Maurice calls Winnipeg Jets ‘most skilled group that I’ve ever coached’

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WINNIPEG — Paul Maurice experienced a hockey epiphany five years ago in the hallway of a Kontinental Hockey League arena. Then the head coach of Metallurg — located in Magnitogorsk, a city in Russia’s industrial heartland where Europe meets Asia — wanted to commend 21-year-old Pavel Zdunov for his efforts after one particular game. When the language barrier didn’t allow it, something clicked. “His parents had passed away, he had a special-needs brother that he cared for himself, and he played pro hockey,” Maurice recalled. “He was just a greatRead More


Israel wins Eurovision with #MeToo inspired song

Eurovision

Israel won the Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon early Sunday after singer Netta Barzilai beat 25 other contestants with her uptempo song “Toy” whose lyrics were inspired by the #MeToo movement. The winning track, which contained refrains such as “I am not your toy, you stupid boy,” summed up the concerns of many women who have adopted the growing global movement against sexual harassment. The 25-year-old, who wore a multicoloured kimono, accompanied her winning performance with trills, clucking sounds and chicken-like dance moves in an eye-catching and bizarre performance thatRead More


Author Junot Diaz withdraws from festival amid allegations

Diaz

Trevor Marshallsea, The Associated Press Published Saturday, May 5, 2018 4:01PM EDT SYDNEY, Australia — Author Junot Diaz has withdrawn from a writers’ festival in Australia after fellow writers accused him of past sexual misconduct and misogyny, organizers said Saturday, adding that a moment of reckoning had arrived for the Pulitzer Prize winner. Diaz was confronted Friday in a Q&A session at the Sydney Writers’ Festival by author Zinzi Clemmons. She asked Diaz about his recent New Yorker essay detailing his sexual assault as an 8-year-old boy and then askedRead More


Can a fungus help you live longer?

Can a fungus help you live longer?

From CTV Northern Ontario’s Jessica Gosselin: What is chaga and where can you find it? Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines


1 hurt in crash on Highway 401 off-ramp

OPP highway safety

A transport truck and a passenger vehicle collided on a Highway 401 off-ramp Friday morning, leaving one person hurt. The crash occurred around 11:15 a.m. on the ramp from the westbound lanes of the highway to Highway 6 North. According to the OPP, one person suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the collision. The ramp remained closed as of noon as police investigated the crash. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines


Lawsuits filed against Ontario long-term care providers allege serious neglect

long-term care

Proposed class-action lawsuits have been filed against a pair of Ontario-based long-term care providers, claiming the companies were “systemically negligent” toward residents in their care. Statements of claim filed in Ontario Superior Court against Extendicare Inc. and Sienna Senior Living Inc., allege the companies breached their fiduciary and contractual responsibilities to patients. The suits allege patients were left with untreated bed sores and claim one patient’s wounds were infested with maggots. Extendicare says in a statement on its website that it does “not believe this lawsuit has merit,” and itRead More