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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

U.S. appeals court vacates conviction of drug distributor over Botox

(Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday vacated the conviction of the owner of a wholesale drug distributor accused of selling authentic Botox and other drugs with foreign labels, dealing another setback to the government, which has struggled at times to successfully prosecute similar such cases. A three-judge panel on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit found that a lower court erred when it declined to allow William “Liam” Scully to introduce evidence at his 2015 trial showing he sought legal advice about importing drugs withRead More

New Brunswick to seek new fuel source to replace coal in major power plant

Kevin Bissett, The Canadian Press Published Wednesday, December 13, 2017 12:12PM EST FREDERICTON — New Brunswick’s Crown-owned power utility will spend up to $7 million to find a new fuel source for its Belledune coal-fired generating station — with the aim of eliminating coal by 2030. Energy and Resource Development Minister Rick Doucet said NB Power will look at alternatives such as hydrogen, biomass and natural gas. “We all owe it to our future generations, our children, and our grandchildren to prevent the worst impacts of climate change from occurring,”Read More

Fire at Matriarch Nightclub and Event Centre

Saskatoon Fire and Saskatoon Police are currently dealing with a major building fire at the Matriarch Nightclub and Event Centre, located at the corner of 33rd Street and Alberta Avenue. The building was previously the home of the Saskatoon Events Centre. There is no word yet on the cause of the fire. Crews are working to locate the source of the blaze. There are several traffic restrictions in place, including: –Idylwyld Drive and 33rd Street. North bound traffic is restricted to one lane. –33rd Street between Idylwyld and Alberta AvenueRead More

‘Coco’ tops box office again before ‘Star Wars’ hits

Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press Published Sunday, December 10, 2017 12:40PM EST LOS ANGELES — Disney and Pixar’s “Coco” has topped the box office for a third time on a quiet, pre “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” weekend in theatres. Disney estimates Sunday that “Coco” added US$18.3 million, bringing its domestic total to $135.5 million. “Justice League” took second place with $9.6 million and the sleeper hit “Wonder” placed third with $8.5 million. James Franco’s “The Disaster Artist” jumped to fourth place in its second weekend expansion with $6.4 million,Read More

Charlie Sheen sues tabloid over assault allegation

The Associated Press Published Saturday, December 9, 2017 7:19PM EST Last Updated Saturday, December 9, 2017 7:21PM EST NEW YORK — Charlie Sheen is suing the National Enquirer, saying that the magazine defamed him by alleging he sexually assaulted teen actor Corey Haim. In papers filed Friday in Los Angeles, Sheen called the tabloid’s allegations “ridiculous” and “disgusting.” The Enquirer’s Nov. 8 edition includes a quote from actor Dominick Brascia, saying that Sheen had assaulted Haim when he was in his mid-teens and Sheen around 20. Sheen and Haim, whoRead More

Thousands protest against Netanyahu, corruption in Tel Aviv

The Associated Press Published Saturday, December 9, 2017 2:44PM EST Last Updated Saturday, December 9, 2017 4:04PM EST TEL AVIV, Israel — Thousands of Israelis have poured into the streets of Tel Aviv for an anti-corruption rally calling on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to resign. Local media estimated that more than 10,000 turned out Saturday for the weekly demonstration. Smaller demonstrations were taking place in other Israeli cities as well. Turnout has been growing dramatically in recent weeks as increasing corruption charges have been linked to Netanyahu and his politicalRead More

‘Give us some closure’: Owen Sound cold case unsolved after 45 years

A photo album with faded pictures and a single birthday card help Marilyn and Hud Ringel preserve precious memories of their daughter Tammy. On Dec, 9, 1972, a much younger and pregnant Marilyn was pushing a baby carriage along 7th Avenue East in Owen Sound. Her toddler son Shawn was in tow. A fishtailing car approached from the north, when the worst possible thing happened. “The car seemed to straighten out and I said to Shawn, ‘Come on we are good now.’ I looked up and the lights were there.Read More

‘It hurts’: 74-year-old widower loses everything in California wildfire

The raging Southern California wildfire has left a 74-year-old widower with nowhere to go, after his home and all of his possessions were destroyed in the ferocious blaze. The Ventura County home Ansen Roberts had lived in since 1961 burned down to the ground. He had so little time to escape the flames that he didn’t even take his wallet with him. Roberts’ cats – his only companions since his wife’s death a few years ago – also perished in the fire. “I don’t know what I’m going to doRead More

GoFundMe page for murdered Hamilton teen is ‘unauthorized’: police Staff Published Thursday, December 7, 2017 4:31PM EST Last Updated Thursday, December 7, 2017 5:12PM EST Police in Hamilton, Ont. have issued a warning about an “unauthorized” GoFundMe page purportedly created to help the family of a murdered teenager. 19-year-old Yosif Al-Hasnawi, who was a first-year medical science student at Brock University, was shot on Dec. 2 after attempting to intervene as two young men accosted a senior citizen in downtown Hamilton. Al-Hasnawi died that night in hospital. Police, who were tipped off about the “Hamilton Hero Funeral Fundraiser”Read More