Archive for 2015

Politicians say the darndest things: 10 quotes from 2015

December 31, 2015

From Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s memorable “sunny ways” campaign slogan to NDP MP Pat Martin’s comments about his too-tight underwear, these 10 quotes made by Canadian politicians in 2015 range from uplifting to downright bizarre. ‘Sunny ways’ nod to Sir Wilfrid Laurier ​When incoming prime minister Justin Trudeau spoke in French at the beginning of his victory speech,...
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Edmonton’s magical frozen fortress

December 31, 2015

EDMONTON—Ryan Davis was working as a real estate developer five years ago when he started building palaces that melted away each spring. It’s now his full-time job to build them back up every winter, using hundreds of thousands of shimmering icicles. “We don’t go bigger than this,” Davis said Wednesday, a few hours before...
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Curry sits vs. Mavs with soreness in lower leg

December 30, 2015

Curry out vs. Mavericks (0:39)Ramona Shelburne explains why Steph Curry will not play against the Mavericks. (0:39) Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry sat out Wednesday’s 114-91 loss to the Dallas Mavericks because of soreness in his injured lower left leg. An MRI on Wednesday revealed a bruise but no structural damage. “As long...
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Santa on the run after jewelry store holdup in Alberta

December 30, 2015

STETTLER, ALTA.—RCMP are investigating after a man dressed as Santa Claus robbed a central Alberta jewelry store on Christmas Eve. The Santa robber, who was armed with a shotgun, demanded jewelry and precious stones after browsing in the store in downtown Stettler. Police say after the heist the man drove off in a black...
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Top Gear’s celebrity-driven ‘Reasonably Priced Car’ sells at charity auction

December 30, 2015

One lucky bidder now has the ultimate Top Gear souvenir, and a functional one to boot. The BBC program’s most recent “Reasonably Priced Car” — a 2013 Vauxhall Astra Tech Line GT — has been sold on eBay for £17,800 ($ 26,364). The auction benefits the BEN Motor and Allied Trades Benevolent Fund, a...
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