Daily Archives: June 11, 2018

Earlier repairs for broken hips aim to save lives and cut complications

Broken hips are the most common reason for urgent surgery in Canada, but only one-third of patients in Ontario receive surgery within what researchers call the safe 24-hour guideline. A hip fracture affects the femur, the largest bone in the body, and it needs to be repaired quickly. Studies suggest waiting more than a day after the patient arrives in hospital, as well ...

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After 'f–k Trump' barb, De Niro apologizes in Toronto for 'the idiotic behaviour of my president'

Robert De Niro, fresh off the Tony Awards stage where he verbally attacked the U.S. president, is now apologizing for Donald Trump’s behaviour following the G7 summit. De Niro, speaking Monday in downtown Toronto where he’s launching a major development alongside celebrity chef Nobu Matsuhisa, called Trump’s behaviour “a disgrace.” “I just want to make a note of apology for the idiotic ...

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Prospective jurors queried on racial bias in trial of accused charged with killing Indigenous man

Prospective jurors for the Hamilton trial of Peter Khill, charged with second-degree murder for the death of a First Nations man, were screened by lawyers for possible racial bias on Monday. The potential jurors were asked whether the fact that the accused Peter Khill was white and the deceased victim Jon Styres was Indigenous would keep them from considering evidence without bias. It’s ...

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Calgary to host 2019 Canadian Country Music Awards

Calgary star Paul Brandt unveiled his Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame plaque at a special ceremony Monday at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, where he also announced the 2019 Canadian Country Music Awards will be held in his home city. Brandt was announced as an inductee in 2017, along with CCMA executive Harvey Gold.  Following Monday’s ...

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Canadian submarines not part of international Arctic under-ice exercise

Over five weeks, the British submarine HMS Trenchant travelled beneath — and broke through — Beaufort Sea ice alongside two U.S. submarines.  It was there as part of the Arctic and Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2018, a U.S. Navy submarine arctic warfare exercise involving U.S., Canadian and British armed forces. Taking place about 200 kilometres off the Alaskan coast in the Beaufort Sea, the exercise was designed, in ...

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Belmont Stakes controversy: Did alliance ensure a Justify victory?

Justify, right, ridden Mike Smith leads the field at the end of the backstretch during the Belmont Stakes horse race.  (AP) Justify’s emergence as the only undefeated Triple Crown champion after Seattle Slew and the 13th horse overall to complete the rare sweep went from a feel-good story to one awash in controversy on Sunday. Queens, N.Y., native Mike Repole, ...

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