Former Regina junior hockey coach Bernard ‘Bernie’ Lynch found guilty of sexual assault, assault

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Warning: this story contains details of a sexual assault. A former coach of the Western Hockey League’s Regina Pats has been found guilty of a historical sexual assault and assault. Justice Peter T. Bergbusch ruled that Bernard ‘Bernie’ Lynch inappropriately touched and then hit a 17-year-old while working as an assistant coach for the Pats in … Read more

Murda Beatz returns to Fort Erie high school a star, after producing Drake, Ariana Grande and more

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The Nov. 17 spirit assembly at Greater Fort Erie Secondary School, was “without a doubt, the most electric I’ve ever felt this building,” principal Fred Luows said. It was a full house as students and teachers gathered to celebrate student achievement, and special guest, “hometown boy,” Murda Beatz. Shane “Murda Beatz” Lindstrom is a music … Read more

‘We’re killing the youth of America’: calls for crackdown on gambling | Gambling

The United States is heading into a “quagmire, if not crisis” of gambling addiction among young people, according to counselors and clinicians – prompting calls for a regulatory crackdown. Treatment clinics are grappling with an influx of patients in their teens and early 20s and helplines are reporting record levels of calls. “There’s a lot … Read more

Maestro — Bradley Cooper’s cinematic symphony — soars


There’s an old dictum in screenwriting: start late and end early. The idea is to boil every scene down to its essentials. That spirit carries throughout the remarkable new film Maestro which Bradley Cooper directed, co-wrote and starred as the iconic composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein. While the story stretches from 1943 to 1989, Cooper sketches … Read more

Create breast implant registry, health committee says in new report – National

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By Staff The Canadian Press Posted November 30, 2023 2:43 pm Descrease article font size Increase article font size The House of Commons health committee is echoing long-standing calls from plastic surgeons and patient advocates for a national breast-implant registry to prevent illness and problems linked to the medical devices. The committee says in a … Read more

‘We were duped’: Health minister vows to close ‘loophole’ on flavoured nicotine pouches

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Canada’s health minister says he’ll act quickly to shut down a “loophole” after Health Canada approved the sale of flavoured nicotine pouches with no restrictions on how the product is advertised or sold. “There are very serious questions about what the tobacco industry is doing here and what their intention is. And it would seem … Read more

Pogues singer Shane MacGowan dead at 65


Shane MacGowan, the singer and main songwriter for the Pogues, who fused punk energy and traditional Irish music but whose lifestyle often overshadowed his musical contributions, has died. He was 65. “It is with the deepest sorrow and heaviest hearts that we announce the passing of Shane MacGowan,” his wife Citoria Mary Clarke, sister Siobhan and father … Read more

Palestinians in Israeli prisons face dwindling rights, escalating violence, say human rights groups

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While the ceasefire and exchange of prisoners and hostages between Hamas and Israel in recent days has provided a rare period of optimism in the seven-week-long war, it has also shone a light on the conditions of Palestinian detainees in Israeli prisons. As of Tuesday, 60 Israeli hostages held by Hamas and 180 Palestinians held in Israeli prisons had … Read more

988 hotline for those facing mental health crisis launches across Canada

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Canada’s 988 hotline, which gives people access to suicide prevention services via call or text, went live on Thursday. People in every province and territory who are experiencing a mental health crisis and need immediate, real-time support can use the three-digit number. Similar to 911 for accessing fire, police and medical emergencies, 988: Suicide Crisis … Read more