Daily Archives: January 12, 2018

Soulpepper set to stage A Delicate Balance in wake of harassment scandal

The show will go on at the Toronto-based Soulpepper Theatre Company. On Saturday, just over a week after four actresses filed separate lawsuits against the company and its founding artistic director Albert Schultz, the theatre will start running its next production: American playwright Edward Albee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning A Delicate Balance.  “Soulpepper Theatre Company is determined to emerge a stronger organization ...

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Starving Venezuelans mob field and slaughter cattle, report says

Starving Venezuelans battle – and in some cases mob animals in fields – in the midst of the country’s economic crisis.  (AP) Starving Venezuelans desperate for food reportedly mobbed a field and slaughtered cattle — a stunning illustration of the socialist country’s troubles. Venezuela has been going through a four-year recession, leaving millions of Venezuelans poor and forcing citizens to ...

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Trump to undergo 1st medical exam as president amid questions over mental fitness

Donald Trump will have his first medical exam as U.S. president today, after a week during which his mental fitness for the job has come under intense scrutiny. A new bestselling book, Michael Wolff’s Fire And Fury, portrays Trump, 71, as unfocused and childlike. The White House has faced a barrage of questions over his contradictory messages on key policies and ...

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Seventh right whale necropsied died from fishing gear

The seventh dead North Atlantic right whale to undergo a necropsy in the Gulf of St. Lawrence last summer died after being entangled in fishing gear, according to newly updated results. The two-year-old female whale was found tightly wrapped in heavy ropes and other fishing gear on Sept. 19 near Miscou Island, N.B., with deep cuts on its body, mouth, fins and in its blubber. ...

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Political leaders set tone for party on sexual misconduct: Singh

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says he has personally discussed the issue of sexual misconduct with his caucus members, and that his party has a zero-tolerance policy for such behaviour. It’s vital for someone in a leadership role to send a strong message about unacceptable behaviour, Singh said Thursday — a view shared by former interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose. “It ...

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A decade after Bathurst crash killed 7 players and teacher, city still mourns

Jordan Frenette thinks every day of the friends he lost 10 years ago. The horrific crash on Highway 8, just 500 metres from the Bathurst exit and about five minutes from home, that killed seven of his teammates. Frenette was captain of the Phantoms, the Bathurst High School boys basketball team, but he didn’t go to the away game in Moncton because he’d been ill. ‘You wish ...

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