Daily Archives: December 26, 2017

Maple Leafs legend Johnny Bower dead at 93

Canadian hockey legend Johnny Bower died Tuesday. The 93-year-old was battling pneumonia, according to a statement from his family.  It is with great sadness that the Bower family announces the passing of <a href=”https://twitter.com/MapleLeafs?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@MapleLeafs</a> legend <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/JohnnyBower?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#JohnnyBower</a> after a short battle with pneumonia. (Photo courtesy of the Toronto Star) <a href=”https://t.co/FHayp8xE1t”>pic.twitter.com/FHayp8xE1t</a> &mdash;@Ooks_AD Remembered by many for his brave play on the ice ...

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Deadline approaches for $10M US reward in Boston museum art heist

A hot tip could still earn you a cool $10 million US from a Boston museum desperate to recover a trove of missing masterpieces. But you’d better hurry. Midnight Dec. 31 is the deadline to collect a doubled reward being offered for information leading to the recovery of 13 works worth an estimated $500 million US — including paintings by Degas, ...

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Driverless trucks moving closer to commercial reality on Canadian highways

Once thought of as a distant fantasy, autonomous trucks are moving toward commercial reality on Canadian highways as companies look to boost productivity amid a driver shortage and governments seek to reduce deadly crashes. They are not yet driving themselves out of warehouses and down the highways, but companies of all sizes —including General Motors, Google and Uber — are testing ...

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U.S. military turns to oyster reefs to protect against storms

Earle Naval Weapons Station, where the navy loads some of the U.S.’s most sophisticated weapons onto warships, suffered $50 million US worth of damage in Superstorm Sandy. Now the naval pier is fortifying itself with some decidedly low-tech protection: oysters. The facility has allowed an environmental group to plant nearly a kilometre of oyster reefs about a half a kilometre off its ...

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Power & Politics: Top 5 news stories of 2017

Negotiations around NAFTA – which included five rounds of talks in 2017 – was a major news story of 2017. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/Associated Press) An asylum-seeker surge across the Canada-U.S. border, the run-up to legalized pot and a trade relationship in flux made some of the biggest headlines in Canada in 2017. CBC News Network’s Power & Politics has combed through this year’s archives to ...

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Meghan Markle wears Canadian coat to Christmas service with Royal Family

Soon-to-be-royal Meghan Markle continues to show her proclivity for Canadian coats, wearing one during a Christmas Day appearance at Sandringham alongside ​fiancé Prince Harry. The American actress, 36, wore a camel-coloured wrapper by Sentaler, a Toronto-based outerwear brand that launched in 2009 and has since become a darling among high-profile women such as Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, and ...

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