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Bishop’s University student dies in accident in Dominican Republic

Bishop's University

A Bishop’s University student is dead following an accident while on vacation in the Dominican Republic. According to Principal Michael Goldbloom, student Ben Houtman was involved in an accident while visiting the country on Saturday morning. Houtman was one of 30 students who had travelled to the Dominican for spring break. The school’s dean of students has travelled to the Dominican to offer support to the other students, according to Goldbloom. In a school statement, Goldbloom described Houtman as a student at Bishop’s Williams School of Business and a VancouverRead More

Hedley returns with no apologies, sexually-charged banter in first concert since hiatus

Jacob Hoggard

David Friend, The Canadian Press Published Thursday, March 1, 2018 11:29PM EST Last Updated Friday, March 2, 2018 2:45AM EST BRAMPTON, Ont. – Hedley frontman Jacob Hoggard refused to soften his band’s frat boy persona on Thursday as they played their first show since announcing plans for an “indefinite hiatus” in the wake of recent sexual assault and misconduct allegations. The singer didn’t spend any time acknowledging the apology he issued a day earlier on social media for what he called “reckless and dismissive” treatment of women throughout his career.Read More

Vegas gun range billboard changed to ‘Shoot a School Kid’


LAS VEGAS — A freeway-side billboard for a Las Vegas gun range was vandalized late Wednesday or before dawn Thursday to change an advertisement inviting tourists to fire an assault-style rifle to say, “Shoot A School Kid Only $29.” The message, which had said “Shoot a .50 calibre only $29,” was taken down within hours and police were investigating. Officer Larry Hadfield said authorities were called a little before 5:30 a.m. Thursday. A local guerrilla art collective called INDECLINE took credit for the act with a statement to KTNV-TV inRead More

James Dean’s iconic ‘Rebel Without a Cause’ jacket up for auction

James Dean's jacket from Rebel Without a Cause

Jennifer Kay, The Associated Press Published Tuesday, February 27, 2018 1:41AM EST WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – James Dean’s cherry-red jacket from “Rebel Without a Cause” is expected to bring up to $600,000 when it goes up for auction this week in Florida, offering fans a rare chance to own something linked to the actor who died at 24. The bomber-style jacket still looks cool at Palm Beach Modern Auctions, where it was displayed recently on a mannequin dressed in a white T-shirt and blue jeans, similar to Dean’s signatureRead More

This $4M home is the first in Calgary to be sold at auction

This $4M home is the first in Calgary to be sold at auction

A detached family home in Calgary, that has sat on the market for more than two years, will be the first in the city to be put up for auction. The 4,600 square-foot home in the Collingwood neighbourhood, a 15-minute drive from the downtown core, is listed at $3.88 million. Mark Evernden with Engel & Völkers Real Estate hopes bespoke features like a Guinness-themed bar, gourmet kitchen, climate-controlled wine cellar, and mountain views will attract international bids. “The house is set up for entertaining with the openness of it,” heRead More

Edmonton couple marries in Las Vegas before Oilers game

Edmonton couple marries in Las Vegas before Oilers game

An Edmonton couple got married in Las Vegas steps away from the T-Mobile arena before the Oilers defeated the Golden Knights Saturday night. Tricia and Kevin Sexsmith, with a group of friends in attendance, said their ‘I dos’ two hours before the game – decked out in Oilers gear. Tricia wore an Oilers away jersey dress and her now husband wore an orange Oilers jacket and tie. “I asked for one with Connor McDavid’s number in white so I had my white wedding dress,” Tricia said. Kevin told CTV NewsRead 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

Police urge motorists to drive with caution in Windsor-Essex, Chatham-Kent

Police urge motorists to drive with caution in Windsor-Essex, Chatham-Kent

Angelo Aversa, CTV Windsor Published Friday, January 12, 2018 8:43PM EST Last Updated Friday, January 12, 2018 8:44PM EST Police in Essex County and Chatham-Kent are appealing to motorists to slow down and drive with extreme caution due to poor driving conditions. Essex County OPP say motorists should stay off roadways Friday evening unless travel is absolutely necessary. The detachment says local OPP officers have responded to more than 20 collisions Friday in Essex County, including five tractor trailer involved collisions on Highway 401 between Windsor and Tilbury. Chatham-Kent OPPRead More

More claim sexual inappropriateness against James Franco

James Franco

NEW YORK — Several women have made further claims of inappropriate sexual behaviour against James Franco in a Los Angeles Times article. In the report published Thursday, two former student actresses described negative on-set experiences with the actor-filmmaker while being directed by him. Sarah Tither-Kaplan said in a nude orgy scene three years ago, he removed plastic guards covering the actresses’ groins while simulating sex. Former students spoke of an unprofessional culture at Franco’s now-closed acting school Studio 4, where he taught a sex scenes class. Two women said FrancoRead More

Drug trafficking leads to jail time for Windsor man

CTV Windsor Published Tuesday, January 9, 2018 5:06PM EST Last Updated Tuesday, January 9, 2018 5:26PM EST A Windsor man is headed to jail for drug trafficking. Kevin Lewis, 30, was sentenced Tuesday to 12 months in jail after pleading guilty to possession of drug trafficking in October. Lewis was among 10 people charged following a cross border investigation into the importation and distribution of illegal guns into Ontario from the United States. “Project Kirby” began in 2015 with members of the OPP, the Organized Crime Enforcement Nureau and theRead More