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Missy Elliott praises woman’s karaoke version of ‘Work It’

Rhode Island

WEST WARWICK, R.I. — A Rhode Island woman’s karaoke version of Missy Elliott’s hit song “Work It” has become an internet sensation, even drawing praise from Elliott. Mary Halsey, of West Warwick, recently performed a version of the 2002 hit at an outdoor party at a park and posted the performance on her Facebook page. Elliott reposted Halsey’s video on Twitter and Instagram and wrote : “I just found out I have a FUNKY WHITE SISTER.” She added that Halsey “straight killed” the song. Halsey’s video had been shared moreRead More


Saskatoon police officers plead not guilty to assault, trial dates set

Saskatoon provincial court

Trial dates have been set for two Saskatoon police officers charged with assault. Cst. Cailin Link and Cst. Angela McEwen (formerly McDade) were not present in Saskatoon Provincial Court Wednesday morning, but defence lawyer Brad Mitchell entered not guilty pleas on their behalf. Link and McEwen were charged with assault in May after consultation with Crown prosecutors and an investigation overseen by the Saskatchewan Public Complaints Commission. The charges come from an alleged assault that happened in November 2017 when the two officers pulled a man over during a trafficRead More


Strong storm topples trees in southeast Calgary

No one hurt when trees topple in southeast Calgary

A storm that blew through Calgary late Monday afternoon packed winds strong enough to blow down two trees in Penbrooke Meadows in southeast Calgary. Homeowner Glenn Macadam was surprised by the sight when he came home from work. “The trees were split and had two tops and the wind came from the north and it gusted up really strong really quickly and it knocked the leeward side of the tree over all the way across the road here blocked off the road took out the light here obviously both ofRead More


Local reaction to Doug Ford’s plans to cancel regional chair elections

doug ford

Following Premier Doug Ford’s stunning announcement Friday in which he revealed plans to cancel several region chair election, implications are being felt in Muskoka, Peel and York Region.  Wayne Emmerson; appointed Regional Chairman and CEO of York in 2014 had previously withdrawn his candidacy when polls showed he likely wasn’t going to win.  “Unless you’re from the Vaughan, Markham or Richmond Hill areas, it’s hard to get to get those numbers out for support…when you look at it, it’s a popularity contest,” said Emmerson.  Now Emmerson’s back in the raceRead More


Man stabbed in attempted bike robbery

Saskatoon Police

CTV Saskatoon Published Saturday, July 28, 2018 11:09AM CST Last Updated Saturday, July 28, 2018 11:35AM CST A 36-year old man was stabbed in an attempted bike robbery near 20th Street and Avenue L just before midnight on Friday , according to a police media release. Police say an unidentified suspect or suspects tried to steal the victim’s bike, and when he refused to give it to them, stabbed him in the back. The victim is in stable condition in hospital. Police are continuing to investigate the incident. Source linkRead More


Ministry called after fuel spill in Oxford

Clean up of a fuel spill in Oxford County

More than 24 hours after a diesel fuel spill, a roadway remains closed in Oxford County near Ingersoll for the clean up. And the road could be closed through to tomorrow. OPP say there was a transport truck collision at Beachville Road on Foldens Line yesterday at 4 p.m. The truck hit a guardrail , spilling an undetermined amount of diesel fuel in the area.  The Ministry of Environment was notified of the spill, as there was concern about a waterway nearby. The roadway is closed during the cleanup andRead More


Manufacturers meet in Windsor to discuss impact of tariffs

Manufacturers Meeting in Windsor

The economy in Windsor-Essex has been booming, but manufacturers are concerned over the trade war between Canada and the United States. That concern was quite evident at a meeting of more than 250 business stakeholders at the Ciociaro Club in Windsor on Wednesday “It’s really tough because it just keeps changing every day,” said Jonathon Azzopardi, the chair of the Canadian Association of Mold Makers. “We need a long term plan.” U.S. President Donald Trump has already imposed tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum, and has threatened a 25 perRead More


Controversial Quebec play ‘SLAV’ to continue run across province in 2019

SLAV show

Giuseppe Valiante, The Canadian Press Published Tuesday, July 10, 2018 8:04PM EDT The artistic director of a theatre in Saint-Jerome, Que., says he doesn’t want to cancel a play that sparked protests and accusations of racial insensitivity, and helped lead the Montreal jazz festival to cancel the show’s multi-night run in early July. David Laferriere said in an interview Tuesday the theatre will put on the show “SLAV” by Quebec director Robert Lepage in early 2019. The play features a predominantly white cast picking cotton and singing songs composed byRead More


Bautista drives in run in Mets uniform beating Blue Jays 6-3

New York Mets' Jose Bautista

TORONTO — Former Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista drove in the eventual winning run and scored as part of New York’s five-run fifth inning, and the Mets defeated Toronto 6-3 on Wednesday to split their two-game interleague series. Todd Frazier hit a two-run homer for the Mets (34-49) and Brandon Nimmo, Michael Conforto and Asdrubal Cabrera had run-scoring singles. Kendrys Morales homered for Toronto (40-46) and Lourdes Gurriel Jr., drove in a pair to bring his RBI total to five in two games. Marcus Stroman (1-6) was chased after 4Read More


Trump revisits old battles as he campaigns for South Carolina governor

Trump SC rally

Ken Thomas and Darlene Superville, The Associated Press Published Monday, June 25, 2018 10:39PM EDT WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. — Revisiting past battles, President Donald Trump on Monday dug into his tough trade negotiations with U.S. allies, his ongoing fight with Democrats over immigration and his 2016 election as he rallied supporters behind South Carolina’s Republican governor ahead of a tense runoff election. Trump arrived an hour late after storms forced Air Force One to circle South Carolina’s capital city, but he quickly implored Republicans to back Gov. Henry McMaster inRead More