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A weekend of hockey events in Ottawa

The Ottawa Senators and the NHL will be celebrated across Ottawa this weekend. A number of events will be held to mark the 100th anniversary of the first NHL game, including the NHL100 Classic on at Lansdowne. The Senators and Canadiens face-off Saturday night on TD Place.  Fans without tickets are invited to watch the NHL100 Classic at a live viewing party on Parliament Hill. The Senators Alumni Game will be played on the Canada 150 Rink on Parliament Hill tonight. Captains Daniel Alfredsson and Chris Phillips have selected the teamsRead More

Windsor family pleads for return of cherished photos of late daughter

Rich Garton Published Thursday, December 14, 2017 5:35PM EST Last Updated Thursday, December 14, 2017 6:18PM EST A Windsor family has been through a lot over the past year, including the recent loss of their daughter to ovarian cancer. But right now, the Roberts family is lamenting the loss of something else dear to them — some of their fondest photographic memories of their daughter Kyra, before she got sick. The photos were stored on a small, 32 GB jump drive, which was in Brenda Roberts’ van. The vehicle wasRead More

Highway 401 to see overnight closures in Woodstock

Major delays are expected on Highway 401 through Woodstock this week due to a pair of 10-hour closures. The highway is scheduled to close at Highway 59 in both directions at 8 p.m. Wednesday, reopening at 6 a.m. Thursday, with the closure repeating from 8 p.m. Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday. The Highway 59 ramps will be used to take traffic off and back onto the highway. According to Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation, the closure allows for new concrete girders to be installed. The construction work will also see HighwayRead More

Manitou Beach man launches petition for opt-out organ donation

A man from Manitou Beach has launched a petition asking the Saskatchewan government to use presumed consent for organ donation. Michael Gaudet receives dialysis three times a week, four hours a day. His kidney failed over three years ago, 34 years after his brother donated it to him. Gaudet’s petition, launched in November, asks the province to embrace presumed consent for organ donation, unless the would-be donor opts out. Currently, people must opt in, often during a driver’s licence application or renewal. “It’s kind of like a lottery that youRead More

Cape Breton man fights off coyotes to save his dogs

A Cape Breton man says his daily dog-walk turned dangerous last week, after his dogs were attacked by coyotes on his Gardiner Mines property. Ken Waidson’s five-year-old Husky and one-year-old terrier are like part of his family. Their daily routine includes a walk in the neighbourhood, but last week, Waidson almost lost his dogs after they were approached by two coyotes, one of which attacked the Husky. “I thought they were going to take him down, he’s five-years-old, he’s blind and he’s my best friend,” says Waidson. “I travel andRead More

WWE wrestler Rich Swann arrested on battery charges involving wife

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Wrestler Rich Swann is being held without bail in a Florida jail after he was arrested and charged with battery and false imprisonment. Swann, who is 26 and a former WWE cruiserweight champion, was arrested Saturday. According to Gainesville Police, Swann was arguing with his wife, who is also a wrestler. His wife — whose name is Vannarah Riggs but goes by Su Yung — had wrestled earlier. A police report said Swann criticized her performance and the pair began arguing. A witness told police that RiggsRead More

Head of U.S. Olympic committee will attend games unless ‘physically impossible’

The leader of the U.S. Olympic Committee says the plan is to take a team to the Pyeongchang Games “unless it’s legally or physically impossible.” CEO Scott Blackmun spoke Friday after a board meeting, and a day after members of the Trump administration cast doubt over whether the U.S. would field a team at the Olympics in February. Blackmun said comments from UN Ambassador Nikki Haley and White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders took the USOC leadership by surprise, but chalked it up to a miscommunication. Shortly after Haley calledRead More

Regina Public Library not looking for mill rate increase

The Regina Public Library says it won’t ask the city for a mill rate increase in 2018. The library will receive additional revenue through growth in property tax assessment. It has also implemented several internal efficiencies to help save money. The board decided it could still operate effectively without a mill rate increase. “We wanted to minimize the impact on our customer base, the citizens of Regina,” said Sean Quinlan, chair of the Regina Public Library. “We feel that with the growth in tax assessment in the city, and someRead More

X-Men director accused of sexually assaulting teen in lawsuit

Director Bryan Singer has been accused in a lawsuit of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old boy at a party more than a decade ago. The lawsuit filed in Seattle claims Singer demanded sex from Cesar Sanchez-Guzman during a 2003 yacht party. After the then-teenager refused, the lawsuit says, Singer pushed him on the bed and sexually assaulted him. A representative for Singer tells The New York Times that the director denies the allegations. Messages left by The Associated Press seeking comment from Singer’s representatives early Friday were not immediately returned. SingerRead More

Georgetown shopkeeper takes down robbery suspect outside store

Halton Regional Police say a convenience store owner thwarted a suspect who allegedly attempted to rob him in the Glen Williams area of Georgetown on Thursday evening. Just before 6 p.m. Thursday, investigators say a male suspect entered Preston’s Food Market on Confederation Street and allegedly demanded all the cash available inside. Police say the owner of the store chased the suspect outside and “grappled him to the ground” with the help of passersby. Citizens held the suspect down until police arrived and he was arrested. No one was injuredRead More