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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

Pulse growers call for C-49 amendments to clear grain backlog

Delays in rail shipments cause backlog of grain

Some farmers in the province are calling on the federal government to take action to clear up a grain backlog. Saskatchewan Pulse Growers are calling for amendments to Bill C-49, which regulates railways and how railways move grain. The group claims CN has supplied only 66 per cent of hopper cars ordered by grain shippers on time this year, and states the rail company has provided less than 50 per cent of rail car orders over the last four weeks. Ottawa introduced legislation a few years ago, during another grainRead More

Singer gets anonymous gift to watch Duhamel and Radford skate to her song

Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford

VANCOUVER — Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford’s skate to April Meservy’s cover of U2’s “With or Without You” drew the singer herself to Vancouver on Friday. The singer/songwriter from Reno, Nev., was at Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre to see Duhamel and Radford easily win the pairs short program at the Canadian figure skating championships. Meservy said in an Instagram post that the trip to Vancouver for herself and two friends was an anonymous gift. “I was shocked to tears to read a letter informing me that flights, hotel, andRead 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

Calgary researchers investigate effect of second-hand pot smoke

Scientists at the University of Calgary have found that you can feel the effects of marijuana just by being in the same room as a pot smoker even without taking a puff for yourself. Researchers at U of C’s Cumming School of Medicine conducted a four month study into second-hand marijuana smoke and discovered that in just a short time, non-smokers begin to absorb THC while in close proximity to a marijuana smoker. The study was comprised of data from eight existing studies that looked at healthy participants in aRead More

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle make first official joint tour

LONDON – Prince Harry and his fiancee, Meghan Markle, are taking part in their first official visit together, choosing to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS with a visit to a youth project in Nottingham. The trip to central England is the first official engagement for Harry and the American actress since they announced earlier this week that they would wed. They plan to tour Britain in the next six months to give Markle an opportunity to learn about the country. The prince has long championed AIDS charities, following in the footstepsRead More

Festive fender-bender as Santa float strikes car

It looks like the jolly man may need to get his brakes checked prior to Christmas Day. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

Cape Breton First Nations protest mining on Kellys Mountain

CTV Atlantic Published Saturday, November 25, 2017 7:26PM AST Last Updated Saturday, November 25, 2017 7:37PM AST The Mining Association of Nova Scotia hopes to develop a quarry in the area of Kellys mountain in Cape Breton, but the Mi’kmaq say the land is sacred. The picturesque landscape is covered by the Kluscap wilderness and considered First Nation’s holy ground, but the association believes there’s an aggregate deposit of over 2 billion tonnes on the mountain in New Harris, N.S. Protesters from First Nations communities gathered near the mountain toRead More

Plans to cut hydro rates, expand TTC subway revealed in PC’s election plan

The Progressive Conservative party would make significant cuts to hydro rates, expand the TTC subway and cut the middle-class tax by 22.5 per cent if elected, CTV News has learned. PC Leader Patrick Brown is expected to announce his party’s election plan – the 80-page “People’s Guarantee” – on Saturday at the Toronto Congress Centre. Here is a list of the key points from the party’s election plan: There would be “significant reduction to hydro rates” that goes beyond the Liberal party’s 25 per cent cut The party would takeRead More

Five teens charged after smoke flares lit inside Cape Breton Walmart, high school

CTV Atlantic Published Friday, November 24, 2017 12:14PM AST Last Updated Friday, November 24, 2017 12:24PM AST Five teens are facing charges after smoke flares were lit inside the Walmart in North Sydney and at Memorial High School in Sydney Mines earlier this month. Cape Breton Regional Police charged the teens Thursday following an extensive investigation by several units. A 17-year-old boy from Millville and a 15-year-old boy from Florence are due in Sydney provincial court on Friday to face charges of mischief over $5,000, and being a common nuisance,Read More