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Fire at Lawrence Heights building claims life of third family member

Kayla Goodfield, CTV News Toronto Published Wednesday, December 13, 2017 6:18PM EST A 16-year-old boy is the third family member to die after a fire at an apartment building in the Lawrence Heights area last week, a family member confirmed to CP24. The blaze broke out at a Toronto Community Housing building in the area of Flemington and Allen roads at around 9:40 p.m. on Dec. 4. Upon arrival at the scene, firefighters made a forcible entrance into a unit on the first floor of the three-storey apartment building. ThreeRead More


CJAD’s Tommy Schnurmacher hangs up fedora and microphone

CTV Montreal Published Wednesday, December 13, 2017 4:18PM EST Last Updated Wednesday, December 13, 2017 4:29PM EST It was a farewell broadcast for a colourful Montreal radio icon Wednesday. After four decades on the radio, CJAD’s Tommy Schnurmacher officially hung up his microphone and fedora. CLICK ON THE VIDEO ABOVE FOR MORE ON TOMMY SCHNURMACHER’S RETIREMENT Schnurmacher was joined by dozens of former colleagues and friends who shared stories on and off-air – as well as a few martinis. Even though they didn’t always see eye to eye on issues,Read More


What legal weed stores will look like: ‘Very chic, very modern, very clean-cut’

Brett Bundale, THE CANADIAN PRESS Published Wednesday, December 13, 2017 3:09PM AST This is what the end of cannabis prohibition will look like in New Brunswick: An upscale showroom with black ceilings, grey walls and a once-illicit drug displayed in brightly lit glass cases. “Think along the lines of a jewellery store. Very chic, very modern, very clean-cut lines,” New Brunswick Liquor Corp. spokesman Mark Barbour says in an interview. “That’s where the product will be kept, in locked glass cases, and from there the transaction will be made andRead More


NBA player investigated for child pornography: Part 3 Video – Sharing #ABC #News Feed

Transcript for NBA player investigated for child pornography: Part 3 Reporter: February, 2012, two months after a weekend rendezvous between Paris Dunn and Denver nuggets star Chris Andersen, the birdman playing in this game in Oklahoma City, gets a hair-raising e-mail. And hands the phone to his lawyer, mark Bryant, sitting courtside. He looks at me, he goes, “So what, man?” And it’s the girl’s mother. Reporter: What does she say? “I know what you did.” Reporter: It’s an e-mail, supposedly from Paris Dunn’s mother. Telling Andersen that spending theRead More


Name suggestions needed for downtown Barrie theatre

The public can now submit name suggestions for the former Mady Centre for the Performing Arts. Barrie city councillors gave initial approval to give Pratt Homes the naming rights on Monday night at general committee. The developer is now moving forward with a contest to rename the theatre. Pratt Homes has launched a website where people can enter their name suggestions. All anyone has to do is type in a name and the reason behind it. Pratt will take a select number of submissions back to the city for aRead More


The changing face of terminal cancer, thanks to immunotherapy drugs

Ask any cancer specialist practicing today, and he or she will likely have a recent story of a patient who was given a terminal diagnosis but who is still alive and doing much better than expected, all thanks to a new generation of drugs. Immunotherapy medications are helping those with advanced cancer to defy the survival odds by re-training their immune systems to fight the cancer and stop their illness from worsening. Anne-Marie Cerato is one of those patients. Eight years ago, she noticed an odd lump on her collarbone.Read More


Khaira scores twice as Oilers chase Price, rout struggling Canadiens 6-2

Bill Beacon , The Canadian Press Published Saturday, December 9, 2017 10:33PM EST Jujhar Khaira scored twice in a game for the first time in his NHL career as the Edmonton Oilers downed the Montreal Canadiens 6-2 on Saturday night. The Oilers chased listless Montreal starter Carey Price 2:24 into the second period after their fourth goal on only 13 shots. Antti Niemi allowed two more goals on 27 shots. Mike Cammalleri, Milan Lucic, Oscar Klefbom and Yohann Auvitu also scored for the Oilers (12-15-2), who face the Maple LeafsRead More


Helping Families at Christmas

Northeastern Ontario Children and Family Services and The Richelieu Club are helping families during the holidays. Lydia Chubak reports. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC


Israel beefs up police ahead of Jerusalem protests

The Associated Press Published Friday, December 8, 2017 3:19AM EST Last Updated Friday, December 8, 2017 4:44AM EST JERUSALEM – Israeli police deployed reinforcements in and around Jerusalem’s Old City on Friday, in anticipation of Palestinian protests over the Trump administration’s recognition of the contested city as the Israeli capital. Palestinian political groups have called for massive demonstrations in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and east Jerusalem after Friday prayers, the highlight of the Muslim religious week. Separately, the Gaza-based leader of the Islamic militant Hamas has agitated for aRead More


Local soccer player’s big potential matches her big dreams

Published Thursday, December 7, 2017 4:02PM CST Last Updated Thursday, December 7, 2017 7:20PM CST Claire Abrey has come a long way in her soccer career. “It’s just crazy to think that I started when I was four years old,” said the 17-year old. “I was just kicking the ball around with my Dad in the backyard, and now here I am.” A decade of hard work and practice on the pitch is producing results. Earlier this year she was invited to join Soccer Canada’s Under-20 national development camp inRead More