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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


Warm weather sticks around for weekend

CTV Ottawa Published Saturday, October 21, 2017 5:31PM EDT Last Updated Saturday, October 21, 2017 6:34PM EDT A stretch of warm weather has fallen over the capital this weekend. For four days Ottawa will see temperatures above 20 degrees Celsius. A mix of sun and clouds will stick around until Monday, according to environment Canada. Those looking to get outside have a list of activities to choose from. This Sunday marks the final weekend of Fall Rhapsody in Gatineau Park. The free hop on bus will be available departing fromRead More


Astros beat Yankees in Game 7 of ALCS to advance to World Series

HOUSTON – The Houston Astros are heading to the World Series after beating the New York Yankees 4-0 in Game 7 of the American League Championship Series. Houston will play the Los Angeles Dodgers in the World Series. Game 1 is Tuesday at Dodger Stadium. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC


Loosening offshore drilling rules is a risky proposal – Technology & Science

Bob McDonald The Trump administration is proposing a bill to roll back restrictions on oil drilling in offshore waters along its coast, including the Arctic.This wipes out regulations that were put in place after the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. The bill threatens coastal ecosystems, including those in Canada. In a further attempt to make America self sufficient in energy, the Accessing Strategic Resources Offshore Act, also known as the ASTRO Act, gives the oil industry a green light to exploit offshore resources without public input or traditionalRead More


Pollution causing more deaths worldwide than war or smoking: Lancet – World

The Associated Press At least 9 million premature deaths were caused by diseases from toxic emissions The Associated Press Posted: Oct 20, 2017 7:51 AM ET Last Updated: Oct 20, 2017 7:51 AM ET Increasing pollution worldwide is proving deadlier than war, natural disasters or smoking, according to a new report in the Lancet medical journal.  Based largely on 2015 data from the Global Burden of Disease, the report estimates at least nine million premature deaths — 16 per cent of all deaths worldwide — were caused by diseases from toxic exposure. That’s threeRead More


‘It’s a tragedy’: How the flawed Motherisk hair test helped fracture families across Canada – Canada

Lisa Mayor Tammy Whiteman’s world revolved around her two daughters. But in 2008, Family Youth and Child Services of Muskoka took her nine- and 13-year-old daughters from her because of serious concerns about her mental health and childrearing. The Ontario woman’s fight to get her daughters back was initially unsuccessful in part because of what has now been determined to be faulty hair-strand testing done by the Motherisk Drug Testing Lab at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. The results of the Motherisk hair tests appeared to show that WhitemanRead More


Gymnast McKayla Maroney alleges sexual abuse by team doctor

The Associated Press Published Wednesday, October 18, 2017 9:57AM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, October 18, 2017 10:10AM EDT Olympic medallist McKayla Maroney says she was molested by former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar from the time she was 13 to her retirement from the sport last year. The 21-year-old posted a lengthy statement on Twitter on Wednesday that detailed the allegations of abuse. She says the abuse began at one of her first team training camps and also occurred before events at the 2012 Olympics. She and her teammatesRead More


School district praises N.B. football coach who pulled team because of head injuries

Kevin Bissett, THE CANADIAN PRESS Published Tuesday, October 17, 2017 3:35PM ADT Last Updated Tuesday, October 17, 2017 3:40PM ADT FREDERICTON — A New Brunswick high school football coach’s decision to forfeit a game at halftime because of head injuries among his players is casting a fresh spotlight on how sports teams handle concussions. Coach Marcel Metti of the L’Odyssee Olympiens halted a game last Friday against the Tantramar Titans with his team trailing 35-0. Four Olympiens players had received body injuries, four declared concussions and four others displayed concussionRead More


Naheed Nenshi re-elected as Calgary Mayor

CTV Calgary Staff Published Monday, October 16, 2017 11:02PM MDT Last Updated Tuesday, October 17, 2017 1:28AM MDT Calgarians have decided who they want to represent them at city hall for the next four years and officials say voter turnout was up significantly from the previous election. Polls opened on Monday at 10:00 a.m. and polling stations were busy all day as people dropped in to cast their ballots. Naheed Nenshi will hold on to his position as mayor and was declared re-elected just before 11:00 p.m. “It’s also humblingRead More


Sears Canada announces it won’t honour warranties starting Thursday

The Canadian Press Published Monday, October 16, 2017 8:31AM CST Last Updated Monday, October 16, 2017 9:24AM CST Sears Canada announced Monday that it will not honour Sears Protection Agreements to customers starting on Thursday. The company said that most merchandise comes with a one-year manufacturer’s warranty. This will still be available to the customers directly from the manufacturer. Customers will be entitled to refunds on protection agreements that have been purchased within the last 30 days, the company said. Delivery service will continue until Nov. 30. The company willRead More