Listening to Mitchell Godkin talk about baseball bats is almost like listening to a winemaker talk about grapes. Godkin is the founder of Leadbury Bat Co., a bat company based out of Walton, Ont., a hamlet in Southwestern Ontario about a half hour east of Goderich. "The tricky thing about making a bat is making a consistent bat with an inconsistent material." By doing that, he's managed to get Leadbury, Canada's newest bat company, into Labatt Park, the world's oldest ball park. Despite all the work he puts into his bats, Godkin says he plans to finish school first, before he can dedicate himself to the business full-time.
May 19, 2018 12:00 UTC
I could not tell you what the Ontario identity is, despite having lived here my entire life. The current provincial election is an interesting time to think about all this as the very idea of Ontario, and all of us who are part of it, is suddenly important. Soon after Doug Ford said he would open the Greenbelt to developers, public response pushed Ford to retract his words. ( Jeff Goode / CP )There are more than 13 million people in Ontario but around half of them live in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. We need to look for more of that kind of tissue in the vast, disparate and hard to define place, especially during election season.
May 19, 2018 12:00 UTC
In a Fredericton greenhouse, thousands of juvenile willow trees are gaining their strength. The thick roots of the trees help solidify a bank, preventing erosion and pollution from seeping into the water. Willow trees are ideal for this task because their thick roots cling to river banks, preventing erosion, while preventing sediment and pollution from entering the water. (Matthew Bingley/CBC)About 15,000 willow trees are currently occupying one grow room at the Atlantic Forestry Centre's greenhouses. With the before and after perspective, he said river banks once severely eroded are now much more stable.
May 19, 2018 12:00 UTC
Residents affected by a fire early Saturday morning in Dartmouth, N.S., that left one person dead are being offered shelter at a local community centre, the Canadian Red Cross says. We've been working with EMO to get an overnight shelter set up and as of right now, that is at the North Dartmouth Community Centre in  Highfield Park," Williams said. Brian Gray, deputy chief of operations for Halifax Fire and Emergency, said another person was also was sent to hospital. Temporary shelter set upMore than 60 tenants have contacted the Red Cross about potential emergency aid. That number could potentially grow, but there are a number of people who have opted to stay with family or friends.
May 19, 2018 11:37 UTC
SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — North Korea on Saturday reiterated its demands for South Korea to send back 12 North Korean restaurant workers who came to the South in 2016, saying such a move would demonstrate Seoul’s willingness to improve relations. The North’s Red Cross accused South Korean officials of evading responsibility and betraying the spirit of last month’s inter-Korean summit. North Korea had been accusing South Korea of abducting the women, who were working in China. When the restaurant workers arrived in 2016, South Korea’s then-conservative government said they represented the largest group defection by North Koreans to the South since Kim took power in 2011. Later in 2016, South Korea rejected a highly unusual overture by the North to temporarily send the restaurant workers’ relatives to the South to meet with them.
May 19, 2018 11:24 UTC
It’s modern and classic at the same time,” Phillipa Lepley, a leading London bridal designer, told The Associated Press. “The dress is simply beautiful in its classic simplicity,” said Caroline Burstein, owner of Browns Bride, a top London bridal boutique. You can’t hide any wrinkles, as the fabric has to sit perfectly.”Princess Diana’s 1981 wedding gown, with its romantic details and dramatic train, defined the 1980s fairytale bridal look. More recently, when Kate Middleton married Prince William in 2011, her long-sleeved lace gown immediately sparked a trend for more covered-up, traditional lace bridal dresses. The designer of Markle’s dress was one of the wedding’s most closely-guarded secrets, sparking months of speculation.
May 19, 2018 11:22 UTC
Italian theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli is trying to rip apart our assumptions about the nature of time. “The usefulness of clocks supposedly resides in the fact that they tell the same time,” Carlo Rovelli writes. It was certainly not our direct experience of the passage of time that gave us the idea that time elapses at the same rate, always and everywhere. The proposal is gradually accepted by the rest of the world and clocks begin to be synchronized between different cities. Excerpted from The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli.
May 19, 2018 10:07 UTC
More than 100 people gathered at the Union Club to watch the royal wedding, with some arriving at 3 a.m. PT. The couple waved as they left Windsor Castle in a carriage after their wedding ceremony at St. George's Chapel. Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex kiss as they exit St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle after their royal wedding ceremony, in Windsor, Britain on Saturday. (Neil Hall/EPA-EFE)"It's more than just a royal wedding," he said. But for those who slept through the ceremony, royal wedding cake and other delicacies are on offer at some Victoria restaurants.
May 19, 2018 09:56 UTC
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex leave St. George's Chapel Saturday. ( WPA Pool / GETTY IMAGES )Prince Harry and Meghan Markle kiss on the steps of St George's Chapel after the wedding ceremony. ( Danny Lawson / via The Associated Press )To kick off the festivities, Queen Elizabeth II honoured her red-headed, 33-year-old grandson with a new title: the Duke of Sussex, making Markle the Duchess of Sussex. In this frame from video, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle look at each other after their wedding ceremony at St. George's Chapel. “I wish that Diana was here, but she’s in heaven watching over them.”Prince William, Camilla Duchess of Cornwall, Kate Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Andrew during the wedding service for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
May 19, 2018 09:07 UTC
Maybe she’s curious about what others think of a couple agreeing to each have one or more added sexual partners. When she’s here, she’s constantly complimenting him to the point of embarrassing. Otherwise, we’ve always had a pretty good relationship. Maintain your good relationship so he doesn’t have to disengage from you. Tip of the dayEnticements to unwanted sexual experiments and behaviours can happen anywhere.
May 19, 2018 09:00 UTC
Doug Ford is not Donald Trump. And what links Ford and Trump is arguably more interesting than what sets them apart. Put simply: both Donald Trump and Doug Ford are populists. U.S. President Donald Trump is a populist who hasn't been shy about breaking political norms during his first term in office. On those grounds, Doug Ford is the very definition of a populist, having explicitly positioned himself against the "elites" and "for the people" (there's even a song).
May 19, 2018 08:01 UTC
An extraordinary and significant little slice of history unfolded this spring in Britain that had nothing to do with royal nuptials. Jeremy Fleming surprised a cyber conference in Manchester with the revelation in April, telling his audience "the outcomes of these operations are wide-ranging." It establishes a National Security and Intelligence Review Agency, among other things. He also said, from a legal perspective, there should be public disclosure about what the military is doing in the cyber realm. "This is DND saying they don't need to tell Canadians when they're conducting a cyber campaign," he said.
May 19, 2018 08:00 UTC
The good news is it's a long weekend. The bad news is that it might be a wet one. On Saturday you can expect rain beginning in the late morning and lasting well into the evening, according to Environment Canada. The high on Saturday, will reach just 15 C.Sunday could be much of the same, there is a 30 per chance of showers then and high of 20 C.Monday is looking like the best day of the long weekend, with an expected high of 24 C and a mix of sun and cloud. Follow along with the latest on Twitter.
Elections Ontario has reduced the number of advance polling locations in Ottawa Centre, from 11 during the 2014 campaign to just four this year. Many people in Ottawa Centre get around with public transit, and with so few locations to vote in advance, it will be difficult, he said. NDP candidate Joel Harden is concerned there are not enough locations for advance voting in Ottawa Centre and elsewhere. "This has led to efficiencies in the number of voting locations required to serve Ontarians." Liberal Ottawa Centre incumbent Yasir Naqvi said he wants people to be able to vote, but also respects the independence of Elections Ontario.
Welcome to The Royal Fascinator, your invitation to royal wedding news and analysis ahead of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's nuptials on May 19. — planned their trip for six months, from the moment Harry and Meghan's engagement was announced. In the media spotlightWhen you've staked out a prime spot on the wedding procession route through Windsor, you become a media magnet. Ivanka Siolkowsky, a professional organizer from Toronto, has given dozens of interviews while staking out the wedding procession route in Windsor. Janet Davison, author of CBC's Royal Fascinator, has visited Windsor Castle several times, most recently three weeks ago as a tourist.