Daily Archives: April 18, 2018

Minnesota prosecutors to announce whether charges will be laid in Prince's death

Prosecutors in the Minnesota county where Prince died will announce a decision Thursday on criminal charges following a two-year investigation into the musician’s death from an accidental fentanyl overdose. Carver County attorney Mark Metz was scheduled to announce at 11:30 a.m. CT on Thursday whether anyone would be charged. Prince was 57 when he was found alone and unresponsive in ...

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Kent Hehr will attend sexual harassment workshop at Liberal convention

Jullie Lalonde is not afraid of uncomfortable conversations. As a public educator, she embraces them for the teachable moments they offer. That’s why she invited Liberal MP Kent Hehr — who quit Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s cabinet earlier this year over sexual harassment allegations — to one of two workshops on sexual harassment she’s hosting this weekend at the Liberal Party of Canada convention in Halifax. ...

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New England Patriots mail letter to family of superfan Victoria Best after suicide

One of the America’s best-known sports franchises has acknowledged the death of a fan in small town Newfoundland, by sending her family a letter of condolence and some memorabilia to display in her honour. Victoria Best — a music instructor, volunteer and mental health advocate from Clarenville, committed suicide in December after a lifelong battle with her illness. Anyone who knew Best ...

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No Bank of Canada interest rate hike expected Wednesday

The Bank of Canada isn’t expected to change its benchmark interest rate on Wednesday. But that doesn’t mean it thinks the Canadian economy is chugging along normally. Governor Stephen Poloz and deputy governor Carolyn Wilkins are set to reveal the bank’s latest interest rate policy on Wednesday at 10 a.m. ET. Judging by trading in financial instruments known as interest ...

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Unravelling a scientific mystery: Could wildfire ash end up in our fish dinner?

Together, the two creatures lurking in the depths weigh as much as a thousand average humans. But the only hint of their presence is the ring of bubbles forming at the surface of the ocean. Moments later, two gaping, barnacled mouths explode through the waves and take a school-bus-sized gulp of fish and water. Kelsey Bisson may be a marine biologist, but even she gasps at ...

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