Gunpoint heist ‘meant to happen to me,’ says Kim Kardashian West

‘I don’t care to show off like I used to,’ she says The Associated Press Posted: Apr 28, 2017 10:08 AM ET Last Updated: Apr 28, 2017 10:08 AM ET Related Stories Kim Kardashian West says that being held at gunpoint during a Paris jewelry heist last year “was meant to happen.” Kardashian West said she’s “such a different person” ...

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Remastered Purple Rain will include 6 unreleased Prince tracks

Prince oversaw remastering process for multi-disc release in 2015 The Associated Press Posted: Apr 28, 2017 9:50 AM ET Last Updated: Apr 28, 2017 9:50 AM ET Related Stories A remastered version of Prince’s landmark album Purple Rain will be released this summer with several previously unreleased songs. In 2015, the year before his death, Prince himself oversaw the remastering of ...

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Canada’s economy didn’t grow in February, StatsCan data shows

Canada’s economy didn’t expand in February, as a slight uptick in the service sector was offset by a small decline in the goods-producing sector. Statistics Canada reported Friday that the construction, real estate, finance and insurance sectors continued to expand, but manufacturing, mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction all declined. The total output of the economy in February was about the ...

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CEO of pension plan that gave lifeline to Home Capital resigns from board

The chief executive of HOOPP has resigned as a director of Home Capital Group and its subsidiaries, citing a potential conflict of interest following the pension fund’s decision to provide $2 billion of credit to the mortgage company. The Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan manages more than $70 billion of retirement funds and will receive a $100 million non-refundable fee ...

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Getting carried away at the East Coast Music Awards in Saint John

The East Coast Music Awards handed out many of the event’s top awards on Thursday night at the gala in Saint John. The region’s top performers had a chance to pick up awards — and in the case of Serge Brideau of Les Hotesses D’Hilaire, the premier of New Brunswick. Serge Brideau of Les Hotesses D’Hilaire picks up Premier Brian Gallant as ...

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Principal orders students not to talk about 13 Reasons Why at school

Students at an Edmonton elementary school have been ordered to refrain from discussion about 13 Reasons Why, a controversial Netflix series about the suicide of a teenage student, while they are at school. In an email sent to parents this week, St. Vincent Elementary School principal Azza Ghali asks them to tell their children not to talk about the show with their classmates. What kids watch ...

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New exposure for master portrait photographer Yousuf Karsh

A candid shot of Yousuf Karsh chatting with Ernest Hemingway. Karsh travelled to Havana, Cuba in 1957 to photograph the famed American writer. (Copyright Estate of Yousuf Karsh) It’s been 15 years since Yousuf Karsh died. At the time, digital was just starting to overtake film as the most popular photographic medium. For decades Jerry Fielder was Karsh’s assistant at the photographer’s studio in ...

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This box can see through walls – and it could shake up home security

When Taj Manku’s son was around 11, he asked his father how cellphones worked. The boy knew there were towers that communicated with the phone, but nothing in the air suggested a connection was being made. “I said, ‘Well, it’s sort of a light, but you just can’t see it,'” Manku recalls.  If you could see what Manku is describing, you would ...

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Rights groups and opposition urge Liberals to help those fleeing anti-LGBT violence in Chechnya

The torture and imprisonment of dozens of gay and bisexual men in Chechnya is an emergency of “unprecedented magnitude” that requires an escalated response from Western leaders, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Human Rights Watch says. “Canada has a great moral position on these issues,” said Kyle Knight, a LGBT program researcher at the New York-based global rights watchdog. While ...

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Centennial Flame monument to get facelift with Nunavut images

It may prove to be a tight squeeze, but the Liberal government is planning to wedge symbols representing Nunavut into the Centennial Flame monument on Parliament Hill. The monument was built to celebrate Canada’s 100th birthday in 1967, long before the creation of the vast northern territory of Nunavut some 32 years later. The Centennial Flame monument is a 12-sided ...

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