Toronto’s cultural institutions are getting creative to survive. Will some changes be here to stay?

With most of the city staying home, Toronto’s arts and culture institutions are using their creativity to resurrect cancelled events and reimagine their roles. And in some ways, things can be better than before, including changes that could outlast the pandemic and its aftermath. Hot Docs is showcasing most of its films online while keeping […]

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Police fear for life of child struck by car in LaSalle

Article content The life of five-year-old boy struck by a vehicle in LaSalle on Friday afternoon is no longer in danger, Montreal police said. Earlier today, he was in critical condition. We apologize, but this video has failed to load. Child struck by car in LaSalle is out of danger in hospital Back to video […]

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Masks to become part of life in California, but rules vary

LOS ANGELES — For Californians venturing outside, donning a mask will be as common as putting on a cap or sunglasses when the state begins gradually easing stay-at-home orders on Friday. But rules about face coverings vary from county to county, and it’s unclear what enforcement might look like. Masks have been ubiquitous at essential […]

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Funerals by Zoom: How COVID-19 is changing death, as well as life, in Canada

Fr. Dominic Barber stood on the sidewalk, outside the care home in Markham, Ont., and shouted the prayers through the glass. “God have mercy,” he yelled, his hand held up in a blessing. He could not lay hands on the woman, as she neared death. He could not anoint her with oils. All he could […]

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bringing ideas to life at Science Hack Day

Have you an idea of something to make, but to do it you would need a free weekend, a group of helpers, a few electrical sockets and a bit of food? If so, then Science Hack Day Dublin on March 7th and 8th could answer the call. An almost annual event since 2012, the free, […]

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UK weather forecast: Snow WHITEOUT to hit Britain with ‘danger to life’ warnings in place | Weather | News

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for wind in Scotland on Monday and Tuesday. However, this could later be extended to England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Some areas will be battered by torrential rain as the weekend’s sunny spell comes to an abrupt end. Sunday morning will see outbreaks of rain and […]

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Family celebrates life of author and West Island coach Chrys Goyens

If you’re a big Canadiens fan, you probably know the name Chrys Goyens. Goyens wrote more than a dozen books about hockey, including biographies of Hall of Famers Scotty Bowman, Larry Robinson, Jean Béliveau, Maurice Richard and Mario Lemieux. He also co-authored The Lions in Winter with Allan Turowetz, a best-selling book about the history […]

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Fiction in translation

The Eighth Life (for Brilka) by Nino Haratischvili review – a landmark epic | Books

John Steinbeck wrote in A Russian Journal (1948) that wherever he went in Russia, “the magical name of Georgia came up constantly”. This southern land in the Caucasus, with its Black Sea coast and vineyards, was spoken of “as a kind of second heaven”. Yet used as a chapter epigraph towards the end of Nino […]

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Toronto Eaton Centre killer sentenced to life in prison but could be eligible for parole in 16 months

TORONTO — The man who opened fire inside Eaton Centre’s food court has been sentenced to life in prison but he could be eligible for parole in as little as 16 months. Christopher Husbands drew a handgun and opened fire in the food court in June 2012, killing two people and wounding several others. Ahmed […]

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Ruth Langsford

Ruth Langsford sister Julia took her own life inquest hears

Ruth’s sister Julia died in June (Picture: Rex/Twitter) Ruth Langsford’s sister took her own life after a battle with depression, an inquest heard today. The This Morning star and her husband Eamonn Holmes told viewers that Julia had died aged 62 after a ‘long illness’ in June. However, an inquest today heard that Julia died […]

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