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Montreal’s Grevin wax museum to unveil sculpture of Justin Trudeau tonight

Montreal’s Grevin wax museum will unveil a statue of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tonight. The effigy was sculpted by Paris-based artist Eric Saint Chaffray and will be housed in the museum on the fifth floor of the downtown Montreal Eaton Centre. Grevin Montreal is hosting a reception cocktail in the museum at 5:30 p.m. to welcome the museum’s newest wax star. A spokesperson for Grevin Montreal said the real Trudeau is not expected to attend the party. The museum was inaugurated in 2013 and contains roughly 120 wax figures ofRead More


Flyers defenceman Radko Gudas suspended for 10 games

NEW YORK — Philadelphia Flyers defenceman Radko Gudas was suspended for 10 games without pay by the NHL on Sunday for slashing Winnipeg Jets forward Mathieu Perreault. Gudas was assessed a major penalty and game misconduct for slashing midway through the first period in the Flyers’ 3-2 loss at Winnipeg on Thursday night. Gudas is considered a repeat offender under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, will forfeit $408,537. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecastRead More


‘There are no fireworks’: NAFTA talks lag in Mexico

Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press Published Saturday, November 18, 2017 6:55PM EST Last Updated Saturday, November 18, 2017 7:06PM EST MEXICO CITY — The latest round of NAFTA talks has begun without any substantive negotiating on key sticking points in a low-key meeting contrasting markedly with the previous round filled with bombshell demands and public scoldings. Sources said it was unlikely any major counter-demands would be tabled as negotiating teams began meeting on Saturday in key topic areas that figured in the acrimony of the previous round. Agriculture and rules-of-originRead More


Family sues after child, 5, killed in rotating restaurant

ATLANTA — The family of a 5-year-old boy killed when he became caught in a rotating Atlanta restaurant is suing the company, saying it failed to prevent a “longstanding safety hazard.” The lawsuit comes after Charlie Holt died in the Sun Dial, a restaurant atop the 73-story Westin Peachtree Plaza hotel. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the child and his parents were visiting Atlanta from Charlotte, North Carolina, when he became caught between a wall and table as the dining room rotated April 14. The lawsuit says the restaurant hadRead More


Roger Goodell has a Jerry Jones problem and nobody knows how it will end – Sharing #ABC #News Feed

This story appears in ESPN The Magazine’s Dec. 4?Fans, Family, Food, Football Issue . Subscribe today! THERE WAS A PAUSE. It was Aug. 9, inside Roger Goodell’s sixth-floor office at the NFL’s Park Avenue headquarters in New York City — down the hall, past the executives’ offices and his assistant’s desk, and through a large, thick wooden door that is both imposing and usually left open to serve as a welcome. Goodell huddled over a speakerphone with general counsel Jeff Pash. On the other end was Jerry Jones. Adhering toRead More


Kushner’s lawyer pushes back on Senate committee request

Mary Clare Jalonick, The Associated Press Published Friday, November 17, 2017 10:12PM EST WASHINGTON — A lawyer for White House adviser Jared Kushner is pushing back after a Senate committee said Kushner had not been fully forthcoming in its probe into Russian election interference. Lawyer Abbe Lowell says Kushner encouraged others in U.S. President Donald Trump’s campaign to decline meetings with foreign people who “go back home and claim they have special access to gain importance for themselves.” The Senate Judiciary Committee wrote a letter to Kushner, who is DonaldRead More


Cannabis legislation tabled, proposed plan includes private and public sales

The Alberta government has tabled legislation for their plan to handle cannabis sales once it is legalized in 2018. Justice Minister Kathleen Ganley tabled the legislation Thursday. The legislation includes a plan to control the online sale of marijuana, but will leave over-the-counter sales to private stores. Details on how sales would work have not yet been determined. Questions remain on how marijuana purchased online will be delivered, and if liquor stores will be allowed to sell it, as long as they have a barrier and separate entrance for customersRead More


‘It could have killed her’: Toronto police release shocking footage of hit-and-run

Warning: The dashcam footage may be disturbing to some viewers Toronto police have released footage of a terrifying hit-and-run which left a 61-year-old woman with serious injuries, in an effort to locate the vehicle and identify its driver. In the disturbing footage, which was filmed shortly before 9 a.m. on Oct. 31 at the intersection of Steeles Avenue East and Laureleaf Road, a white vehicle can be seen making a quick left turn and striking the woman head-on as she attempts to cross the street. The impact threw the womanRead More


Valerie Plante to be sworn in as mayor

Montreal’s first female mayor will be sworn in this afternoon in a ceremony that begins at 4 p.m. eastern. Valerie Plante caused a major surprise when she won more than 51 per cent of the vote on Nov. 5 to defeat incumbent Denis Coderre. Plante, who was born in Rouyn-Noranda in northwestern Quebec, spent a year as a teenager in North Bay, Ont., to learn English. She moved to Montreal at the age of 19 and attended university where she received degrees in anthropology and museology. She then worked forRead More


Community meeting held in Donkin with hopes of stopping seismic testing

Emotions ran high Tuesday night at a community meeting in Donkin, N.S., where fishermen and members of the First Nations community vowed to do whatever it takes to stop a planned two weeks of seismic testing in waters that are rich in both coal and crustaceans. “I don’t think they expected near that (many people), and I don’t think DFO thought they were going to get that much opposition,” says fishermen’s representative Herb Nash. A representative from the Mi’kmaq Warrior Society argued that the testing can’t be done without FirstRead More