Daily Archives: April 24, 2018

Paralyzed Humboldt Bronco player Ryan Straschnitzki draws courage from lost teammates

Ryan Straschnitzki has suffered through many dark moments this month. Just three weeks ago, he was a junior hockey player heading for playoffs with the Humboldt Broncos. Now, he’s on a tougher journey — learning to live with paralysis from the chest down. The 19-year-old lost many of his teammates and his coach in the rural Saskatchewan crash on April 6 that ...

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Quebec will grant French painting heritage status, bringing saga to an end

In the end, a painting that provoked an interprovincial tug-of-war will likely stay in Quebec after all. Quebec Culture Minister Marie Montpetit announced Monday the province has issued a notice of intent to have Saint Jerome Hears the Trumpet of the Last Judgment, by French artist Jacques‑Louis David, classified as a heritage document. “It is my duty as minister to protect this ...

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Conservatives demand feds act to halt illegal border crossings

Conservative MPs are urging the federal government to take “immediate action” to halt illegal border crossings, describing the flow of asylum seekers from the United States as a “crisis without a plan.” Conservative immigration critic Michelle Rempel tabled a motion in the House of Commons on Tuesday calling on the Trudeau government to come up with a strategy by May 11 to deal ...

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Avicii's family speaks out following his death, thanks fans for support

FILE – In this Nov. 24, 2013 file photo, Avicii accepts the award for favorite artist – electronic dance music at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles. Avicii’s family released a statement Monday, April 23, 2018, saying they “would like to thank you for the support and the loving words about our son and brother.” They say they are ...

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George H.W. Bush in hospital, a week after wife's death

Former President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized in Houston with an infection, just after attending the funeral of his wife, Barbara, a spokesman said. Jim McGrath said Monday on Twitter that the 93-year-old Bush is “responding to treatments and appears to be recovering.” He was admitted Sunday morning to Houston Methodist Hospital after an infection spread to his blood, ...

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