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Tragically Hip album sales, audio streams soar after Gord Downie’s death

TORONTO — Fans of the Tragically Hip flocked to the band’s music as they mourned the death of singer Gord Downie, which drove a huge boost in sales, streams and radio play. Eleven albums by the Kingston, Ont., rockers climbed onto the Billboard Canadian Albums chart for the week that ended Oct. 19. It was the previous day that Downie’s family announced the Hip frontman had died. Overall sales for the band’s catalogue spiked 1,000 per cent, rising to a combined 11,000 equivalent units from 1,000 units the previous week.Read More


Crews battle major structure fire in Bridgewater

CTV Atlantic Published Monday, October 23, 2017 8:40AM ADT Last Updated Monday, October 23, 2017 8:42AM ADT Emergency crews are on scene of a major structure fire at the former Cleve’s building in Bridgewater, N.S. The Bridgewater Police Service tweeted late Sunday evening that several fire departments responded to the scene on King Street. Structure on king st please void the area allow emerg personel to do their job — Bridgewater Police (@policenews) October 23, 2017 Multi agency response teamwork thx to all he volunteers #first responds — Bridgewater PoliceRead More


CTV Northern Ontario: Debate over Sault Museum

Debate continues over the fate of the Norgoma Museum Ship in Sault Ste. Marie. CTV’s Lincoln Louttit reports. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC


International students won’t face immigration penalties over college strike: officials

Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press Published Sunday, October 22, 2017 12:13PM EDT Tens of thousands of international students affected by a faculty strike at Ontario colleges are being reassured by immigration officials that they won’t be penalized for a delay that is beyond their control. But some international students say the work stoppage, which began last Monday, has them worrying about finances as well as their education and immigration status. “It is very stressful,” said Noble Thomas, 24, a human resources management student at Confederation College in Thunder Bay, Ont.Read More


International students won’t face immigration penalties over college strike: officials

Tens of thousands of international students affected by a faculty strike at Ontario colleges are being reassured by immigration officials that they won’t be penalized for a delay that is beyond their control. But some international students say the work stoppage, which began last Monday, has them worrying about finances as well as their education and immigration status. It is very stressful,” said Noble Thomas, 24, a human resources management student at Confederation College in Thunder Bay, Ont. Thomas, who came to Canada two years ago from India, said eachRead More


Senior struck by vehicle, in hospital with serious injuries

An 87-year-old woman was hit by a car in Goderich on Saturday afternoon. It happened just after 12 p.m. in the intersection of Balvina Drive East and Bayfield Road. The woman was taken to hospital with serious injuries. Police said the woman was attempting to cross over Balvina Drive East. As she was crossing, a Dodge Ram pickup turned left on Balvina from Bayfield Road into her path. Police are trying to determine whether the pickup truck hit the woman of whether she lost her balance and fell. Anyone withRead More


No winner in $30M Lotto 649 jackpot draw

TORONTO – No winning ticket was sold for the $30 million jackpot in Saturday night’s Lotto 649 draw. However, the guaranteed $1 million prize was claimed by a ticket purchased in Ontario. The jackpot for the next Lotto 649 draw on Oct. 25 will be approximately $34 million. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC


‘Makes it more extreme:’ Prof says climate change added to historic fire season – Canada

The Canadian Press Climate change didn’t directly cause major wildfires in Alberta and British Columbia this year but it did contribute to their extreme nature, says a University of Alberta researcher. B.C. recorded its worst-ever fire season. Wildfires that began in early April scorched just over 12,000 square kilometres of timber, bush and grassland and at their height forced 45,000 people from their homes. Last month, Waterton Lakes National Park was evacuated after lightning sparked a blaze just inside the B.C. boundary. The flames eventually crossed into the park inRead More


Egyptian officials say 54 police killed in Egypt attack

CAIRO — At least 54 policemen, including 20 officers and 34 conscripts, were killed when a raid on a militant hideout outside of Cairo escalated into an all-out firefight, authorities said Saturday. It was one of the largest losses of life for Egyptian security forces since militants began targeting government forces after the 2013 military ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, whose one-year rule proved divisive. The officials said the exchange of fire began late Friday in the al-Wahat al-Bahriya area in Giza governorate, about 135 kilometres (84 miles) fromRead More


Gerald Storch stepping down as Hudson’s Bay Co. CEO

TORONTO — The CEO of Hudson’s Bay Co. will leave the company and return to his consulting firm next month, the company says — less than two months after he helped bring the Canadian department-store chain to an international market. Gerald Storch, who joined the Toronto-based retailer in January 2015, will return to Storch Advisors effective Nov. 1, the company said in a statement. “I’m looking forward to returning to my advisory firm to work with a range of companies during this transformational time for the retail industry,” Storch, whoRead More