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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


Special track meet in Sudbury

Special track meet in Sudbury

400 Sudbury student athletes with physical and mental challenges compete in annual track and field events. Alana Everson reports. 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″]


Two children injured in Toronto playground shooting

Two children injured in Toronto playground shooting

Michelle McQuigge and Peter Goffin , The Canadian Press Published Friday, June 15, 2018 6:06PM EDT A close-knit Toronto community was questioning the safety they once took for granted as police searched Friday for a man who sprayed bullets into a local park, injuring two young sisters as they played among other children. While residents struggled to come to terms with the gun violence that sent the girls aged five and nine to hospital, the city’s mayor pledged “swift justice” for those responsible and said the perpetrators had no placeRead More


Midtown Plaza plans $80M renovation for Sears space, requests tax abatement

A rendering from the City of Saskatoon website shows proposed plans for the former Sears space at Midtown Plaza. (supplied)

CTV Saskatoon Published Wednesday, June 13, 2018 7:40PM CST Last Updated Wednesday, June 13, 2018 7:45PM CST Managers at Midtown Plaza in Saskatoon’s downtown are hoping a tax abatement will help the mall cover the costs of a more than $80-million renovation plan for the former Sears space. The mall’s request for the tax abatement passed through a city committee Wednesday and now only needs to be approved by city council. “This isn’t about, you know, an ask to have taxes reduced. The plaza will still be paying millions ofRead More


Montreal’s Stroll collides with Hartley in first lap of Canadian Grand Prix

Lance Stroll

MONTREAL — Canadian Lance Stroll crashed with Toro Rossi’s Brendon Hartley on the first lap of the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday. The Montreal driver’s Williams punctured a tire and the car slid across the track and jammed the New Zealander’s car into a wall in a spectacular crash. Both cars were badly damaged but the drivers got out their cars apparently uninjured. The crash came shortly after what looked like a clean start to the 70-lap race. The incident brought the safety car onto the track. Stroll, 19, wasRead More


City committee wants to play it safe with cannabis rules at public events

Cannabis

Calgary is one step closer to allowing pot smoking at concerts and festivals, but regulations could end up keeping marijuana confined to particular areas of those events. A city committee, looking into the creation of marijuana bylaws in the city, has voted in favour of a a bylaw that would allow events to apply add areas on their venues for people to smoke and vape cannabis. According to the results of a survey completed by thousands of Calgarians, 57 percent said that pot should be allowed within defined zones whileRead More


Gymnastics exec says she was told to keep quiet about Nassar

Gymnastics exec says she was told to keep quiet about Nassar

WASHINGTON — The former president of USA Gymnastics refused to answer questions Tuesday from a Senate subcommittee about how he handled allegations of sexual abuse by former team doctor Larry Nassar, and another former executive sat next to him and asserted that her former boss instructed her and others to keep quiet about athletes’ claims. Rhonda Faehn, the former senior vice-president of USA Gymnastics, said she first reported an allegation against Nassar to Steve Penny, her then-boss, on June 17, 2015. Nassar was not arrested until more than a yearRead More


Rally held for those who have died inside the Elgin Middlesex Detention Centre

Rally held for those who have died inside the Elgin Middlesex Detention Centre

They were there to push for change at the Elgin Middlesex Detention Centre. Since 2009, 13 inmates have died inside the facility on Exeter Road in London and on Sunday family members came with 13 crosses representing those who passed away. Jan Pigeau says her son, James, died of a fentanyl overdose inside the jail. “Enough is enough,” she says. “I don’t want it to happen to anyone else.” Representatives of nine families took part in the call for change which was organized by Pigeau. “How does it feel, returningRead More


Three people injured in highway crash in Woodstock

Vehicle crash on 401

A single-vehicle crash on Highway 401 in Woodstock left three injured. Around 3:30 p.m. Sunday, a vehicle travelling eastbound lost control and rolled into the ditch, Oxford County OPP say. A female passenger was reportedly airlifted to hospital with serious injuries. She had to be extricated from the vehicle. Officers say a male passenger was ejected from the vehicle and taken to hospital by ambulance. The driver is reported to have suffered minor injuries as well. The 401 was closed Sunday between Highway 59 and Highway 2. With files fromRead More


Thousands of runners participate in Calgary Marathon

Calgary Marathon

About 8,100 people got up mighty early and laced up their sneakers for the Calgary Marathon on Sunday morning. The race is now in it’s 54th year in the city and has grown in size from its first year, when just 19 men were involved. Now, the Marathon has 50 km, 10 km and five kilometre divisions as well as a children’s race. Runners of all ages say that the sport helps them immensely. “I feel that running helps me with all avenues of living,” says 81-year-old Gerald Miller, whoRead More