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Ray Liotta, Goodfellas and Field of Dreams star, dead at 67

Ray Liotta, the actor best known for playing mobster Henry Hill in Goodfellas and baseball player Shoeless Joe Jackson in Field of Dreams, has died. He was 67. Liotta’s publicist, Jen Allen, said he was in the Dominican Republic shooting a new movie and didn’t wake up Thursday morning. An official at …

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1 dead after ammonia leak at ice-making facility in Kamloops, B.C.

One person has died after an ammonia leak Thursday at an ice-making facility in an industrial area of Kamloops, B.C. The leak started inside the Arctic Glacier Ice building at 790 Sarcee St. East in Mount Paul Industrial Park around 10:30 a.m. PT.  About six people in stable condition were assessed at the scene, according to B.C. Emergency …

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Trial underway for Sask. Indigenous woman violently arrested after alleged shoplifting

An Indigenous woman thrown to the pavement, handcuffed and pinned for nearly 10 minutes by a Saskatoon grocery store security guard is on trial, accused of shoplifting a roast and some cheese. A video of the April 14, 2021, arrest, posted by an observer, prompted widespread outrage from Indigenous leaders …

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How COVID, Brexit and the war in Ukraine are driving up the price of fish and chips in Britain

At west London’s Hooked Fish and Chips, Bally Singh is struggling to keep the tills ringing for a British tradition, with prices sky-rocketing for fish, potatoes, cooking oil and even the flour used for the batter the dish is cooked in. Cranking up their bubbling oil friers only to see …

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Ottawa directing RCMP to eliminate neck restraints, tear gas and rubber bullets: Mendicino

Two years after the murder of George Floyd, the Canadian government says it will soon order the RCMP to ban the use of tear gas, rubber bullets and neck restraints. In an interview with CBC News on the second anniversary of Floyd’s death in police custody, Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino said …

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Quebec to start vaccinating against monkeypox as cases climb to 25

Quebec will start vaccinating some people with a smallpox vaccine, in order to combat the spread of monkeypox in the Montreal area. Quebec’s public health director Dr. Luc Boileau said Thursday that 25 cases of monkeypox have now been confirmed in the province. Fourteen of them are in the city …

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Demolition of Yellowknife’s Giant Mine townsite stirs memories, and mixed emotions

Many of the remaining buildings at the defunct Giant Mine townsite will be torn down over the summer, bringing back memories from the half century the gold mine operated on the outskirts of Yellowknife.  For some, the area is a source of fond memories of life in a thriving company town. But for …

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Weeks after the flood, N.W.T. homesteaders tackle ’30-acre catastrophe’

Ray Coombs watched the Hay River arrive at his homestead “like a big tidal wave” of water and ice.  “It was really surreal what happened,” he told CBC’s Loren McGinnis. “And then it seemed like the perfect storm.  “I could hear crackling like a major forest fire — that was …

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Government taking ‘targeted’ approach to monkeypox vaccination: health official

Federal health officials are strategically positioning vaccine doses for monkeypox across the country in response to a growing number of cases, the deputy chief public health officer said Thursday. Dr. Howard Njoo told a news conference that there are now 26 confirmed cases of monkeypox in Canada — 25 in Quebec and one in …

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Suspect shot dead by Toronto police after schools locked down over reports of man with rifle

A man is dead after being shot by police, putting an end to afternoon lockdowns at multiple schools across the Port Union area of Scarborough. However, police remain tight-lipped about what actually happened near Maberley Crescent and East Avenue. Toronto Police Chief James Ramer spoke from the scene for roughly …

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