Daily Archives: January 6, 2018

Sens shock Lightning to record back-to-back wins

Ryan Dzingel scored twice and Mark Stone had a goal and two assists as the Ottawa Senators beat the league-leading Tampa Bay Lightning 6-3 on Saturday. The Senators have won consecutive games for the first time since Dec. 13-16 after a come-from-behind 6-5 victory Friday night over the San Jose Sharks. Matt Duchene, Zack Smith and Jean-Gabriel Pageau also scored ...

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Christians around the world celebrate Epiphany

Many Christians around the world observe the ancient feast day Epiphany, which brings a close to the Christmas season. At the Vatican, Pope Francis gave a special mass to recall the Three Wise Men who followed a star to find baby Jesus.  (Tiziana Fabi/AFP/Getty Images) Three Kings Day The ancient feast day celebrates the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist, as well ...

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$60 oil returns to Calgary but 'boom' talk does not

The first time oil topped $60 US per barrel, it was as though a spark had ignited the Calgary economy. When the historic benchmark was breached in June 2005, Calgarians, already riding high on the strength of natural gas prices, eagerly awaited the oil boom — including the new roads, wage hikes and lavish Stampede parties that would come with it.  Fast-forward nearly ...

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Soulpepper Theatre severs relationship with executive director, cancels Amadeus run

Soulpepper Theatre says it has cancelled its production of Amadeus and severed its relationship with Leslie Lester, the wife of Soulpepper’s former artistic director Albert Schultz. The announcements, which were made in a press release Saturday, come just days after the board said Lester had agreed to a voluntary leave of absence pending the investigation into the Schultz allegations.   Soulpepper Theatre’s ...

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Soulpepper rejected concerns over fundraiser auctioning dinners with actresses, acclaimed author says

Acclaimed writer Ann-Marie MacDonald says leaders at the Soulpepper Theatre Company “bullied and harassed” her after she raised concerns about a fundraiser that auctioned dinners with a cast of actresses. Without their knowledge, the women who starred in Top Girls, were “sold” to the highest bidder by Soulpepper organizers under the guise they were willing participants, MacDonald alleged in an interview ...

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Scott Tucker, former racecar driver, gets 16 years in loan scheme

Scott Tucker takes a break during a morning practice session for an auto race in Sebring, Fla., March 19, 2010.  (Associated Press) A former professional racecar driver was sentenced Friday to more than a decade behind bars after being convicted in October of running a payday loan business that reportedly scammed millions of people. Scott Tucker, 55, was sentenced to ...

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Meet the Canadian who helped coin the term 'weather bomb'

Weather bomb, bombogenesis. Whatever you call it, it’s big, powerful and has impacted tens of thousands of people. It’s probably not surprising that we have a Canadian to thank for the popularization of the term that has struck fear into the hearts of those living along the East Coast of the U.S. and Canada this week: weather bomb. In 1980, ...

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Canada adds 79,000 jobs in December, pushing jobless rate to lowest level since 1976

Canada added 79,000 jobs last month, blowing past expectations and pushing the jobless rate to its lowest level since 1976. The jobless rate was pushed down two-tenths of a percentage point to 5.7 per cent, Statistics Canada reported Friday. That’s the lowest on record since comparable data became available 42 years ago. Economists polled by Bloomberg were expecting a flat showing, with ...

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