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Women’s world biker relay: Canadian segment finish, U.S. leg begins

A group of Canadian female motorcyclists “passed the baton” on to American women bikers yesterday as part of a world motorcycle relay. Yes there is an actual baton in the relay, but it’s not a race at all, but rather» 

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Yukon: a very unusual reunion with the “sourtoe” cocktail

Nick Griffiths is a former British Royal Marine commando, a tough guy. He was also a former participant in the incredibly gruelling Yukon Ultra marathon in 2018 where he suffered frostbite that resulted in the amputation of three toes.  The» 

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Canada Post to unveil stamp honouring Leonard Cohen

Canada Post will unveil a stamp set honouring the late, legendary singer, songwriter and Montrealer Leonard Cohen on Friday. The ceremony will take place at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, overlooking the grand Cohen mural on Crescent St. in downtown, Canada» 

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Canadian author Graeme Gibson dead at 85

Canada’s literary community is mourning the death of author, writers’ rights champion and conservationist Graeme Gibson. Publisher Penguin Random House Canada said Wednesday Gibson has died at the age of 85. “We are devastated by the loss of Graeme, our» 

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Squashed: Windsor’s annual pumpkin regatta

It’s a hugely popular and hilariously entertaining event, but to great disappointment it looks like it may not happen this year. This would have been the 21st for the Nova Scotia, pumpkin regatta as part of the Windsor-West Hants Pumpkin» 

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Canadian Olympians: One denied, two retire

Gold medal ice-dance pair “stepping away” from the sport After 22 years and countless international medals and awards, Olympic gold medal ice dance pair Tessa Virtue, 30, and Scott Moir, 32, announced late last night that they are retiring from» 

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Toronto’s Haviah Mighty becomes first female rapper to win Polaris Music Prize

Toronto hosted the 2019 Polaris Music Prize Gala on Monday evening with a variety of performances on the agenda. And the one who shone the most was Haviah Mighty, who won this year’s Polaris Music Prize for her album 13th» 

Arts and Entertainment, Environment, International

The international plowing match 2019

If you like horses, old tractors, new tractors, antique farm equipment, new farm equipment, crafts, food, old skills, a variety of skills testing and competitions like, oh say, pumpkin launching, and agriculture in general, then you would know about the» 

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Passing of a jazz legend, Vic Vogel

Vic Vogel has died in Montreal at age 84.  A legendary jazz figure in Montreal, he was also a musical icon throughout the world in jazz circles. According to a posting on Facebook in French, English and Spanish the pianist,» 

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World-famous French cabaret seeks Canadian talent

Can you cancan? Do you think you have what it takes to be part of the world’s most famous cabaret? Then the folks at Moulin Rouge want you to show them what you got. The world-famous Paris cabaret, which will»