Rick Nash’s NHL playing career began with the Columbus Blue Jackets in 2002. His front office career began Thursday, with those same Blue Jackets, who 17 years ago made him the No. “He cares deeply about the Blue Jackets and the city of Columbus and will be a great addition to our organization.”A six-time All-Star, Nash retired in early January because of concussion-related symptoms. Until his retirement, Nash trailed only Alex Ovechkin and Patrick Marleau with career goals scored among active players with 437. Nash entered the league at 18 and spent the first nine seasons with the Blue Jackets.
June 14, 2019 17:15 UTC
OTTAWA — Environment Minister Catherine McKenna is hinting that the upcoming Liberal election platform will promise deeper cuts to greenhouse-gas emissions, including the possibility of legislating targets. Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May is making “net zero by 2050” legislation one of her final acts as her country’s leader, introducing a bill on June 12 to set legally binding targets. To hit the current targets, Canada needs to get to 513 million tonnes. NDP leader Jagmeet Singh wants to cut Canada’s emissions in half by 2030, a more ambitious goal than the Liberals have set. Toronto Liberal MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith introduced a private-members bill on June 5 that would enshrine in legislation a goal to get Canada to zero net emissions by 2050.
June 14, 2019 17:05 UTC
A depleted Warriors roster contributed to the Raptors earning their first NBA Finals championship, winning 114-110 . Here are three Golden State players whose luck seemed to run out in the 2019 NBA Finals. pic.twitter.com/VXu3SmTS8Y — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 11, 2019Coming into the playoff series against Toronto, the Warriors were missing a key player: Durant. As with Thompson, Durant faces a long recovery that will most likely leave him out of the action next season. Now, with the 2019 Finals loss and numerous injuries, when Cousins becomes a free agent, his prospects will probably look slim.
June 14, 2019 17:03 UTC
It’s almost impossible to review Paris Is Burning, because it’s an artifact of its time, not ours. In the almost 30 years since, much has changed – legal protection, social acceptance, cultural awareness, even legalized marriage. And so much has not – legal protection, social acceptance, cultural awareness, even legalized marriage. “The idea of realness is to look as much as possible like your straight counterpart,” says one interview subject. But we also hear this bit of philosophy: “Everyone wants to leave something behind them, some impression, some mark upon the world.
June 14, 2019 17:03 UTC
Four schools in Mississauga have been placed on hold-and-secure due to an ongoing investigation in the area of Thomas St. and Fountain Park Ave., Friday morning. The schools impacted by the hold are Stephen Lewis Secondary School, Churchill Meadows Public School, St. Faustina Elementary School and St. Joan of Arc Catholic Secondary School, all in the city’s Erin Mills neighbourhood. A hold-and-secure is a less severe response to a threat than a lockdown. During a hold-and-secure, school activities continue as normal, but all outer doors are locked and no one is allowed in or out the building as a precautionary measure. Earlier, a total of eight schools in Brampton were also placed on hold-and-secure due to an investigation of a suspicious male in the area of Meltwater Cres.
June 14, 2019 16:52 UTC
Timothy Jones Jr., sentenced to death Thursday for killing his children aged 1 to 8 in their Lexington home, is only the third new admission to South Carolina’s death row in 10 years. The trend toward fewer executions and death row inmates but more life without parole sentences is reflected across the country, according to the Death Penalty Information Center, a non-profit organization that gathers data on the death penalty. More than half of the 38 current death row inmates arrived there in 2003 or earlier. In September, the inmate on death row the longest will mark 36 years since he was condemned to death. Jones was being processed into South Carolina’s death row Friday, according to prison officials.
June 14, 2019 16:46 UTC
OAKLAND, Calif. — The Golden State Warriors have thrived as the NBA’s central force, shifting seamlessly from favored sons to Supervillains, because they have refused to settle, compromise or quit. For five years, they lorded over the NBA as the biggest show, brashest organization, and best collection of talent. Golden State was left beaten and broken, as all-star guard Klay Thompson tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. Keeping the full band together, of course, would run up a steep luxury tax bill and limit Golden State’s ability to add meaningful outside talent. Golden State has invested significant sweat equity in his development over the past four years, and it will want to see that pay dividends down the road.
June 14, 2019 16:41 UTC
Kelly Jay Fordham, founding member of the Hamilton-based rock band Crowbar, has suffered a life-threatening stroke. 1 hit “Oh What a Feeling,” is in Calgary’s Foothill’s Hospital, surrounded by family and friends. “Our hearts ache at the thought of Kelly Jay going without a celebration of his life,” the family says on the GoFundMe page. The original Crowbar broke up in the mid-’70s, but Fordham fronted various versions of the band through the years, performing several reunions in Hamilton. Crowbar came together in 1970 after the band had been fired as Ronnie Hawkins backup band.
Toronto police are appealing to the public to help identify two men wanted for the alleged sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl in Lawrence Heights on Wednesday. A second man then joined the assault while the first man sexually assaulted her, police said in a Friday news release. He is approximately five-foot-five and in his 30s and was wearing a black long-sleeved hooded sweatshirt and black pants with rips in the knees. The second man is described as white, with a medium build and blond hair that is short on the sides but longer on the top. He was wearing a dark long-sleeved hooded sweatshirt, beige pants and black boots.
BUENOS AIRES — Argentine human rights group Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo divulged the identity on Thursday of the son of a couple disappeared during the nation’s brutal 1976 to 1983 military dictatorship. Human rights groups estimate that about 30,000 people were killed by Argentina’s military government, many of them tortured beforehand. In some cases, young children of the murdered were put up for adoption and were never told of their biological parents. While he said he felt comfortable with his adopted family, he began to suspect as an adult that he may have been the child of disappeared dissidents. It is widely believed that there are still hundreds of adopted children of dissidents who still have not been identified.
June 14, 2019 16:30 UTC
On Monday May 6th, York Memorial Collegiate, the school where I have taught English and Social Science for 12 years, caught fire and burned for two days. Teachers and students exited the school thinking they were leaving for a routine fire drill and that re-entry would be imminent. A physical book has a tactile physical memory, a palpable human imprint — institutional stamps, previous students’ names and home forms, dog-eared pages, question marks and dirty doodles. And multiple studies have shown that simply having books in a young person’s physical environment encourages literacy. ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOWThe students of York Memorial are settling into their new temporary home at George Harvey Collegiate, using books borrowed or generously donated by the books community.
On Father’s Day of that year, Kalbaugh not only introduced “dad joke” to the public, but he also made an impassioned plea to keep the genre alive: “As we approach Father’s Day, I would like to propose that ‘Dad’ Jokes not be banned. At the confluence of neutral yet punchy is where the beauty of dad jokes stand. “Dad jokes take the audience away from everything awful to something so neutral and inoffensive, without even trying,” says Seven. His tweets share his daily struggles raising four girls, summarized in four-lines of dialogue that are almost all prime examples of dad jokes. The 2017 online video series “Dad Jokes” pits comedians and celebrities against each other in dad joke competitions, in which competitors lose if they laugh at their opponent’s jokes.
June 14, 2019 16:18 UTC
VANCOUVER - Canfor Pulp Products is temporarily shutting down one of its northern British Columbia pulp mills — just days after parent company Canfor Inc. announced breaks at all but one of its B.C. Canfor Pulp says the Taylor mill won’t operate from June 29 to Aug. 5, reducing pulp production by about 25,000 tonnes. All Canfor sawmills except the WynnWood operation in southeastern B.C., are to shut down for at least two weeks starting on Monday, and the mill in Vavenby, north of Kamloops, is to close permanently in July. Wilkinson has called for creation of an all-party forestry competitiveness committee and the immediate reduction of stumpage fees and carbon tax paid by the forestry sector. “This is failed leadership on the part of (Premier) John Horgan, plain and simple,” Wilkinson said in a statement.
June 14, 2019 16:07 UTC
The Washington Capitals traded Matt Niskanen to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for Radko Gudas in a swap of defencemen on Friday. Niskanen, entering his 13th season, had spent the past five seasons with Washington, including the Capitals’ title run in 2018. “We wish him and his family all the best moving forward.”#Caps have dealt defenseman Matt Niskanen to the Philadelphia Flyers for blueliner Radko Gudas. @VogsCaps with more.https://t.co/msfIuCKQ29 — Washington Capitals (@Capitals) June 14, 2019The 32-year-old from Minnesota was a first-round draft pick (28th overall) by the Dallas Stars in 2005. The Capitals get some financial relief from the deal as they shed the final two years of Niskanen’s seven-year, $40.25 million contract and the Flyers will pay 30 percent of Gudas’ contract.
June 14, 2019 15:56 UTC
Boy, was it hot work — and I was thankful to get out of the sun and into my garage, which stays nice and cool. It got me to thinking about our reliance on the air conditioner. Time for the A/CIf all else fails, and the heat becomes absolutely unbearable, it’s time to rely on your air conditioner. Next on your renovation list: Better insulationWhy am I trying to curb your reliance on your air conditioner? Without it, your air conditioner (and furnace, in the winter) have to work much harder to keep your house comfortable.
June 14, 2019 15:56 UTC