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January 19, 2018 3:56 AM Award-winning novelist Nancy Richler dies at age 60

Richler “had an extraordinary ability to see into the human heart to create complex characters,” said the senior vice-president and executive publisher at HarperCollins. Her most recent novel, The Imposter Bride, was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize in 2012. VANCOUVER—Award-winning novelist Nancy Richler has died in Vancouver at the age of 60 following 6

January 10, 2018 6:45 PM Newfoundland woman who won $1.5M lottery jackpot while fighting cancer has died

Diane Elaine Bishop had Stage 4 breast cancer when she won the lottery jackpot back in November. She said at the time that the money “was about survival.” MOUNT PEARL, N.L.—A Newfoundland woman who was suffering from an advanced form of cancer when she won a $1.5-million lottery jackpot in November has died. An online obituary says the 51-year-old convenience 13

January 4, 2018 4:02 AM Former chief of staff to Brian Mulroney, Stanley Hartt, dies

Stanley Hartt, who served as former prime minister Brian Mulroney’s chief of staff from 1989-1990, has died of cancer in Toronto at the age of 80. In a statement, Mulroney says he was deeply saddened by Hartt’s death, calling him one of the “most outstanding public servants of our country.” Mulroney describes Hartt as having an “extremely brilliant mind with a delightful 16

December 29, 2017 8:11 PM Mystery writer Sue Grafton dies at age 77

Grafton wrote the Kinsey Millhone Alphabet Series, in which each book title begins with a letter from the alphabet. The last was Y is for Yesterday. LOS ANGELES—Mystery writer Sue Grafton has died in Santa Barbara, California. She was 77. Her daughter, Jamie Clark, posted news of her mother’s death on Grafton’s web page Friday. She says her mother died Thursday 12

December 11, 2017 11:15 AM 5 things to know on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017

Immunotherapy medications are being praised for their work in helping those suffering from advanced cancer to live longer by re-training their immune systems to fight the cancer. Plus for Money Monday, CTV News chief financial commentator Pattie Lovett-Reid has some advice on how to seize control of your finances, heading in to the new year. 4. Tribute 21

December 6, 2017 5:47 PM Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc diagnosed with leukemia

LeBlanc says he plans to remain a cabinet minister and Liberal MP while undergoing treatments for chronic lymphocytic leukemia. The diagnosis came in April. OTTAWA—Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc says he will soon begin treatments for cancer. LeBlanc says he plans to remain a cabinet minister and Liberal MP while undergoing treatments for chronic 17

November 22, 2017 5:29 PM Opera great Dmitri Hvorostovsky dies at age 55

MOSCOW—Beloved Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky has died after a long battle with cancer. He was 55. Diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2015, Hvorostovsky had all but given up live performances — though he briefly returned to the stage earlier this year, including a “blistering performance” at Toronto’s Four Seasons Centre in April alongside Anna Netrebko 24

November 22, 2017 12:49 PM Famed Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky dies at 55

MOSCOW -- Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky has died after a long battle with cancer. He was 55. Hvorostovsky's office said in a statement Wednesday that the acclaimed singer "died peacefully" earlier and was "surrounded by family" near his home in London. "May the warmth of his voice and his spirit always be with us," the statement said. Diagnosed 50

November 20, 2017 1:22 PM Former Wimbledon tennis champion Jana Novotna dies at 49

The WTA said Novotna died in her native Czech Republic surrounded by her family on Sunday after a long battle with cancer. PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC—Jana Novotna, who won the hearts of the tennis world by sobbing on the shoulder of a member of the British royal family after a tough loss in the Wimbledon final, has died at the age of 49. The WTA announced 17

November 16, 2017 9:21 PM Ex-Leaf Boyle finds allies and new strength in battle against cancer

'Overwhelming' amount of support from around league since leukemia diagnosis. After all the support he’s received in his battle against cancer, New Jersey Devils forward Brian Boyle realized there was an opportunity at hand: To embrace his role as a hockey player and use it as a tool to help in the fight against all forms of the disease. “When you look at it, and it’s remarkable 14