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Michael Redhill, Bellevue Square author, wins Giller Book Prize – Entertainment

CBC News Michael Redhill has won the Giller Prize, Canada’s richest literary award, for his novel Bellevue Square. Redhill was named winner of the $100,000 honour at a televised Toronto gala Monday night, the first Giller Prize awarded since the death of founder Jack Rabinovitch in August. Bellevue Square tells the story of a woman who tries to track down her doppelganger following rumours that someone who looks like her hangs out at Bellevue Square, a park in Toronto’s Kensington Market. Redhill will be interviewed on CBC Radio’s q Tuesday morning. This year’s shortlist included first-timeRead More


Apology to Canadians persecuted for being gay coming Nov. 28: Trudeau

OTTAWA — Canadians who were criminally charged or fired from the military or Canada’s civil service because of their sexual orientation will receive a formal apology from the prime minister before the end of month. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed on Twitter on Sunday that an apology in the House of Commons is coming Nov. 28 for historic wrongs committed against Canadians because they were gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered.   On November 28, the Government will offer a formal apology to LGBTQ2 Canadians in the House – for theRead More


American Music Awards reflect 2017 pop music, in which male acts dominate – Entertainment

The Associated Press The performers at the 2017 American Music Awards are evenly split between men and women, but the nominees? Not so much. In categories like artist of the year and favourite pop/rock album, where men and women compete, no female acts are in contention. Other categories where male acts dominate include video of the year, tour of the year, favourite country album and favourite soul/R&B song. Reflection of Billboard charts Halsey is the only female act nominated for favourite pop/rock song and collaboration of the year, both forRead More


AC/DC co-founder and guitarist Malcolm Young dies at 64

NEW YORK — Malcolm Young, the rhythm guitarist and guiding force behind the Australian hard rock band AC/DC, has died. He was 64. AC/DC announced the death on their official Facebook page and website Saturday. The posts did not say when or where Young died. Young was diagnosed with dementia in 2014. A statement says he died peacefully with his family by his side. Band representatives didn’t immediately return emails seeking comment. Young formed the group with his brother, Angus. AC/DC were remarkably consistent for over 40 years with itsRead More


RCMP seek public’s help locating man wanted for sex offences

CTV Atlantic Published Friday, November 17, 2017 8:35PM AST Last Updated Friday, November 17, 2017 9:16PM AST RCMP are asking for the public’s help locating 27-year-old Aaron Byron Cumberland who was last known to reside in Bedford, N.S., but may be in New Brunswick now. Cumberland is wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant and was charged Thursday with three counts of luring a child, making sexually explicit material available to a child and invitation to sexual touching. He is described as five-foot-seven, with a slim build, dark hair and brownRead More


Agreement in principle reached with engineers

An agreement in principle has been reached between the Couillard government and province’s engineers. The deal, made Thursday evening, avoids the filing of a special law that would have forced them back to work. The union will submit the offer to its members. Negotiations resumed Thursday afternoon in Quebec between the Couillard government and engineers, just hours before the deadline imposed by Treasury Board President Pierre Arcand. The engineers’ union, the Association of Professional Engineers of the Government of Quebec (APIGQ), said it was ready to challenge this eventual lawRead 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


ASEAN summit avoids mention of China’s new islands

MANILA, Philippines – Southeast Asian nations avoided mention Thursday of China’s construction of islands in the South China Sea and a UN-linked arbitration ruling that invalidated Beijing’s claims in the disputed waters in the latest show of China’s regional clout. President Rodrigo Duterte, speaking on behalf of fellow heads of state of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, also expectedly skirted any expression of alarm over serious human rights concerns in the region, including the plight of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar and his deadly anti-drug campaign in a statement followingRead More


Charles Manson reportedly hospitalized in California – World

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Reuters Charles Manson, the cult leader who sent followers known as the Manson Family out to commit gruesome murders, shattering the peace-and-love ethos of the 1960s hippie era in California, has been hospitalized, the Los Angeles Times reported. Manson, 83, was in a Bakersfield, Calif., hospital and his condition was unclear, the Los Angeles Times reported, citing Kern County sheriff’s lieutenant Bill Smallwood. A spokesperson for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation declined to comment to the Los Angeles Times. She cited privacy laws that preclude the agency “from commenting on protectedRead More


Police attempt to identify possible witness to fatal assault in Kingsland

The Calgary Police Service has released a photograph of an unknown woman who may hold information in connection with the death of 30-year-old Jordan Gregory Frydenlund. On the evening of October 27, Frydenlund was the victim of an assault in the 700 block of 67 Avenue Southwest that proved fatal. Investigators previously identified Jonathan Sylvanus Francis Sylvester as a person of interest in connection with the attack and have yet to locate him for questioning. On Wednesday, police released the photograph of a woman who they believe may have witnessedRead More