National Newswatch

Roy Clark, ‘Hee Haw’ host, dies at 85

Nov 15 2018 — — Roy Clark, a country music star and former host of the long-running TV series “Hee Haw,” died Thursday, his publicist told CNN. He was 85. Clark died of complications from pneumonia at his home in Tulsa, Oklahoma, according to publicist Sandy Brokaw. The guitarist and banjo player began his musical career as a young teen, […]

Marvel giant Stan Lee has died at age 95

Nov 12 2018 — — Comic book genius Stan Lee, the architect of the contemporary comic book, has died. He was 95. The creative dynamo who revolutionized the comics by introducing human frailties in superheroes such as Spider-Man, The Fantastic Four and The Incredible Hulk, was declared dead Monday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, according to Kirk Schenck, […]

CFL alters celebration rule after Gott beer chug, prohibiting alcohol, drugs

Nov 5 2018 — — The CFL wants to make sure Jon Gott’s beer-chugging touchdown celebration doesn’t become a regular occurrence. While the Ottawa Redblacks offensive lineman wasn’t fined by the league after grabbing a beer from his girlfriend and chugging it last Friday night in the aftermath of a touchdown against the Toronto Argos, the league revised its celebration […]

CBC boss Heather Conway to leave public broadcaster for ‘other opportunities’

Nov 5 2018 — — The woman in charge of CBC’s English-language TV, radio, and online services is leaving the public broadcaster. Heather Conway says she will “pursue other opportunities” after five years overseeing all platforms, including CBC-TV, CBC News Network, CBC Radio One and Two and CBC.ca. Conway was appointed executive vice president of CBC’s English Services in 2013, […]

B.C. casino accused of ‘profiling’ Drake says it stands against racism

Nov 4 2018 — — A Vancouver casino says it “categorically” stands against racism after Drake accused it of “profiling” him. In a post on Instagram, the Toronto rapper called Parq Vancouver “the worst run business” he has ever witnessed. He says the casino did not allow him to gamble, despite his providing “everything they originally asked” him for. Drake […]

Ambrose: Stadium a very critical part of Halifax’s CFL expansion bid

Nov 1 2018 — — CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie remains bullish on Halifax becoming the league’s 10th franchise, but says it’s all contingent on a suitable stadium being built in the Maritimes’ largest city. Halifax regional council voted 15-0 on Tuesday to direct municipal staff to complete a review of a business case for a 24,000-seat facility to be built […]