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July 5, 2018 11:00 AM TV producer found dating inspiration in The Bachelor and The Bachelorette

The first season of the show, in which host Tommy Smythe helps couples find their dream wedding venue, is reairing this month on the specialty channel. Nahmias, a graduate of Western University and Syracuse University, got her start in entertainment news with an internship at Extra in L.A., but she changed her focus after the rise of TMZ, deciding “I don’t 82

July 1, 2018 1:07 PM 48 dead in northern India after overcrowded bus plunges into gorge

It wasn’t clear what caused the crash, but Gunjiyal said bad weather could have caused the bus to skid off the road. “It is raining (in the area) since morning. Two days back there was a landslide in that area,” he said, adding that residents were the first to reach the site and help the victims. Gunjiya said the terrain was inhospitable and communications 10

June 29, 2018 10:30 AM Thea Lim’s book An Ocean of Minutes, draws on the best of old and new CanLit

In the age of widespread refugee crises, weather events, data mining, corporate greed and totalitarian politics, dystopian narratives are very much on the brain. Toronto writer Thea Lim taps into this trend with her timely debut, An Ocean of Minutes, which draws on the best of old and new CanLit traditions. The novel follows twentysomething Polly — a furniture 11

June 15, 2018 6:54 AM Eskimos edge Bombers in CFL's 2nd-longest game in history

Lightning forced 2 weather delays lasting a total of 2 hours and 55 minutes The Edmonton Eskimos downed the Winnipeg Blue Bombers 33-30 on Thursday in the second-longest game in CFL history. When the final gun sounded at 1:17 a.m. CT, Edmonton kicker Sean Whyte had given his team a three-point victory after lightning forced two weather delays in the action 14

June 2, 2018 12:59 AM Rain plays havoc at U.S. Women’s Open

BIRMINGHAM, ALA.—Sarah Jane Smith extended her lead at the U.S. Women’s Open to four strokes after a second straight 5-under 67 Friday at Shoal Creek. The Australian got her round in before a two-hour, 49-minute weather delay. The second round will be completed Saturday with the low 60 scorers plus ties making the cut. Smith opened the day in a three-way 14

June 1, 2018 1:16 AM CFL rolls out new football this season

“Once I did realize they were the new balls, I kind of compared them next to each other,” Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Matt Nichols said. “I think they probably have a little bit better grip, at least for the way that I like them.” Saskatchewan Roughrider quarterback Brandon Bridge hopes the new ball will be easier to hang on to in wet weather 15

May 27, 2018 7:41 PM Will Power wins Indy 500

It gave team owner Roger Penske a 17th win in the Indy 500 and it was Power’s second straight victory this season. He won the road-course event at Indy earlier this month. With hot weather creating a slick, 21/2-mile oval, new cars with less downforce proved to be handful. And it cost a number of big-name drivers a shot at IndyCar’s most prestigious 16

May 17, 2018 2:45 PM Thunderstorms expected to add to flood woes in B.C

GRAND FORKS, B.C.—Environment Canada has issued special weather statements covering the entire southeastern corner of British Columbia, including the flood-damaged Boundary region, as thunderstorms have the potential to add even more water to already raging rivers. Forecasters call for as much as 40 millimetres of rain by Friday and there’s concern about 13

May 16, 2018 7:13 PM Spacewalking astronauts perform pump swap at space station

Pump named Frosty takes place of pump named Leaky Spacewalking astronauts carried out a high-flying, high-tech version of musical chairs Wednesday, rearranging pumps outside the International Space Station. Popping out early, NASA astronauts Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold quickly swapped the positions of two spare ammonia pumps that are part of the space 16

May 16, 2018 1:58 PM Veteran Sherpa guide scales Everest for record 22nd time

Kami Rita first scaled Everest at age 24, and has made the trip almost every year since then. He has also climbed many of the region’s other high peaks, including K-2, Cho-Oyu, Manaslu and Lhotse. In the autumn, he guides clients to smaller peaks in Nepal. Apa, a 58-year-old guide who uses only one name, retired in 2011 and moved to Utah. Phurba Tashi 15