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Maud Lewis painting goes for $36,800 at Consignor Art Auction

By The Canadian Press May 26, 2017 - 6:12am Updated: May 26, 2017 - 6:45am

TORONTO — A Maud Lewis painting has been sold for well above its pre-auction estimate for the second time in a month.

The Nova Scotia artist's "Black Cats" fetched $36,...

City costs for Vancouver 4-20 marijuana protest more than $245,000

By The Canadian Press May 26, 2017 - 6:06am Updated: May 26, 2017 - 6:30am

VANCOUVER — This year's 4-20 marijuana day of protest in Vancouver cost the city more than $245,000.

The city says estimates 40,000 people were at Sunset Beach Park and...

D'oh? No! Homer and 'The Simpsons' team earn Hall tribute

By The Canadian Press May 26, 2017 - 6:03am Updated: May 26, 2017 - 6:30am

Steve Sax won two World Series rings, was a five-time All-Star and got nearly 2,000 hits in the big leagues.

Yet to many fans, it's those half-dozen lines he uttered to...

Free trade, climate among issues on Trudeau agenda at G7 summit in Italy

By The Canadian Press May 26, 2017 - 5:48am Updated: May 26, 2017 - 6:45am

TAORMINA, Italy — Canada is planning to champion the benefits of free trade and action on climate change at the G7 Summit in Taormina, Sicily, even as U.S. President Donald...

Blood spatter expert testifies he found blood on gun seized from Sandeson's safe

By The Canadian Press May 26, 2017 - 5:32am Updated: May 26, 2017 - 6:00am

HALIFAX — A blood expert testifying at the murder trial of a Halifax university student says he spotted 44 spatter stains on a gun recovered from the man's apartment in 2015...

Michael DiPietro doing his part to get Windsor to the Memorial Cup final

By The Canadian Press May 26, 2017 - 5:00am Updated: May 26, 2017 - 5:30am

WINDSOR, Ont. — Windsor Spitfires coach Rocky Thompson isn't asking his team to play a perfect game at the Memorial Cup.

It hasn't been needed with Michael DiPietro in...

N.S. political leaders enter final stretch of campaigning ahead of vote Tuesday

By The Canadian Press May 26, 2017 - 4:44am Updated: May 26, 2017 - 5:15am

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's political leaders are back on the campaign trail today as they enter the final stretch before Tuesday's election.

Liberal Premier Stephen McNeil...

Seven stories in the news today, May 26

By The Canadian Press May 26, 2017 - 2:15am Updated: May 26, 2017 - 2:45am

Seven stories in the news for Friday, May 26

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CONSERVATIVES SET TO ELECT A NEW LEADER

The Conservative leadership race hits the finish line this weekend...

Penguins return to Stanley Cup final with Game 7 win over Senators

By The Canadian Press May 26, 2017 - 2:00am Updated: May 26, 2017 - 2:30am

PITTSBURGH — Chris Kunitz, Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby took a moment to arrange themselves in the correct order before they picked up the Prince of Wales Trophy together....

Penguins return to Stanley Cup final with Game 7 win over Senators

By The Canadian Press May 26, 2017 - 2:00am Updated: May 26, 2017 - 2:30am

PITTSBURGH — Chris Kunitz, Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby took a moment to arrange themselves in the correct order before they picked up the Prince of Wales Trophy together....

Job 1 for next Tory leader: reuniting party after marathon leadership race

By The Canadian Press May 26, 2017 - 2:00am Updated: May 26, 2017 - 2:45am

OTTAWA — The 13 candidates vying to lead the federal Conservatives make their final pitches to party faithful today — at which point, the marathon leadership race will be all...

As they turn 83, surviving Dionne quintuplets seek secure funding for birthplace

By The Canadian Press May 26, 2017 - 2:00am Updated: May 26, 2017 - 2:45am

SAINT-BRUNO-DE-MONTARVILLE, Que. — Cecile and Annette Dionne have just two items on their wish list as they get set to celebrate their 83rd birthday Sunday.

The...

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