Daily Archives: January 3, 2018

Mixed curling partnerships give new meaning to casting 1st stone

PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, Man. — When it comes to the mixed doubles Olympic curling trials, there are all sorts of different pairings, making for some dynamic conversations on and off the ice. From married couples, an engaged couple, the father/daughter duo of Emilie and Robert Desjardins, a boyfriend and girlfriend team and best friends Chelsea Carey and Colin Hodgson — there have been some great verbal ...

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Baby girl's remains surprisingly reveal new Indigenous group that once thrived in North America

The ancient remains of an infant girl discovered in Alaska’s interior Tanana River Valley in 2013 are the unexpected evidence of what is likely North America’s first Indigenous people — a population predating and genetically distinct from now dominant Indigenous North American populations. The girl is named “Xach’itee’aanenh T’eede Gaay” — Sunrise Girl-Child — in the Middle Tanana Athabaskan dialect, but dubbed “USR1” ...

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Joshua Boyle, former Canadian hostage, appears in court on 15 criminal charges

Joshua Boyle, the Canadian who was held captive in Afghanistan for five years with his wife, made a brief court appearance via video link Wednesday morning in Ottawa on more than a dozen criminal charges. The 34-year-old could be seen in court wearing an orange shirt at the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre, where he is being held after he was arrested in Ottawa on New ...

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Canadian theatre star Albert Schultz sued by 4 women who call him 'serial sexual predator'

Four women filed civil lawsuits Wednesday against Albert Schultz, accusing the Canadian actor and artistic director of the Soulpepper Theatre Company of sexual battery and harassment of a sexual nature over a 13-year period. Toronto-based Soulpepper has also been named in the statements of claim of each lawsuit, which detail allegations of unwanted groping, harassment and sexual remarks in the ...

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Dozens killed after collision sends bus over cliff in Peru

At least 48 people died when a bus tumbled down a cliff onto a rocky beach Tuesday along a narrow stretch of highway known as the “Devil’s Curve,” Peruvian police and fire officials said. The bus carrying 57 people was headed to Peru’s capital when it was struck by a tractor trailer shortly before noon and plunged down the slope, ...

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