Archive For June 30, 2017

Donald Trump sends ‘warmest wishes’ ahead of Canada 150 celebrations

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Donald Trump sends ‘warmest wishes’ ahead of Canada 150 celebrations

U.S. President Donald Trump has sent a letter to Gov. Gen. David Johnston to convey congratulations to Canadians ahead of the 150th anniversary of Confederation, the U.S. Embassy in Canada said in a press release.“The United States cherishes our relationship with Canada. Throughout the years, no two countries have formed a bond as unique as…

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Rob Lowes Bigfoot tale a step in the right direction: Menon

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Rob Lowes Bigfoot tale a step in the right direction: Menon

Of all the ways a celebrity can promote an upcoming reality show, I can think of nothing better than to claim he or she was nearly killed by Bigfoot.I mean, it’s like Rob Lowe was shown a supercut promo reel from the genre this century — tense rose ceremonies, shocking island vote-offs, bug-eating contests, diva…

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White House Warns of ‘Military Option’ Against N.Korea

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White House Warns of ‘Military Option’ Against N.Korea

Washington has more than 28,000 troops in South Korea to defend it from its communist neighbour. McMaster said the new approach had made progress with a “candid recognition that China does have a great deal of control” over the North Korean regime by using its economic support as a leverage, indicating that the US gradually…

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Alberta Court of Appeal orders new murder trial for Ontario trucker in death of Cindy Gladue

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Alberta Court of Appeal orders new murder trial for Ontario trucker in death of Cindy Gladue

The Alberta Court of Appeal has ordered a new trial in the case of an Ontario trucker who was acquitted of first-degree murder in the death of an indigenous woman.A jury found Bradley Barton not guilty last September in the 2011 death of Cindy Gladue.READ MORE: Alberta’s top court reviews acquittal in Cindy Gladue’s deathWatch…

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Exclusive: Police investigating missing funds from Central Okanagan Hospice Association

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Exclusive: Police investigating missing funds from Central Okanagan Hospice Association

The Central Okanagan Hospice Association is a non-profit organization run by paid staff and volunteers who offer care and support to the dying.Global Okanagan has obtained documents revealing that tens-of-thousands of dollars have gone missing from the association’s coffers.The documents show that in 2015, the association incurred more than $81,000 in so-called bad debt.In 2016,…

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Access to Chinese market a ‘game-changer’ for Okanagan cherry producers

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Access to Chinese market a ‘game-changer’ for Okanagan cherry producers

Okanagan cherry farmers are anticipating a banner year for international exports as up to 80 per cent of the valleys cherries are now being shipped to overseas markets.“We’ve got more demand than we can possibly meet,” said David Geen, owner of Coral Beach Farms in Lake Country.Geen is capitalizing on access to new foreign markets…

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Miami Heat eyeing Serge Ibaka, erstwhile Raptor, in free agency

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Miami Heat eyeing Serge Ibaka, erstwhile Raptor, in free agency

Miami Heat president Pat Riley curiously omitted a letter when discussing the free-agency whirlwind that begins Saturday.“We have a plan. We have a Plan A. And we have a Plan B,” he said. “There’s no D, E, F or G.”Plan C, though, might be coming to light, with an Eastern Conference official saying he would…

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Man who died during robbery was ‘scared to death’

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Man who died during robbery was ‘scared to death’

Police said after the 56-year-old collapsed from what is believed to be a heart attack, the robbers did not allow his co-workers to help him or call 911. The county medical examiner, though, has yet to issue an official finding on the cause of death. Additional autopsy tests are also pending. According to a spokesperson…

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La cultura aportó 490446 mdp al PIB del país en 2015

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La cultura aportó 490446 mdp al PIB del país en 2015

El Producto Interno Bruto (PIB) del sector cultura en 2015 representó 2.9 por ciento del total del país, con un aporte económico de 490 mil 446 millones de pesos, reportó “Cuenta Satélite de la Cultura de México 2015″ elaborada por el Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía (Inegi). “Este se conformó con 2.1 puntos del…

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Capturing a country through sport: Making us proud

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Capturing a country through sport: Making us proud

To celebrate our country’s birthday, the Star is showcasing 150 of the quintessential Canadian sporting characters and moments of the last 150 years. In the last of our 10-part series, we highlight the moments that made us proud to be Canadian:Edward (Ned) HanlanIn 1880, he became Canada’s first individual world champion in any sport but…

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