National Newswatch

Country House wins Kentucky Derby after historic disqualification of Maximum Security

May 5 2019 — — Longshot Country House crossed the finish line second at the Kentucky Derby on Saturday but was declared the winner after second-favorite Maximum Security was disqualified for interference. It was the first time a Derby winner was disqualified because of a foul on the track. In 1968, Dancer’s Image won but failed a drug test and […]

Hockey legend Red Kelly dies at 91

May 2 2019 — — Hockey Hall of Famer Leonard (Red) Kelly, who won eight Stanley Cups during a stellar 20-season, has died at 91. A statement from Kelly’s family said the former Red Wings and Maple Leafs star died Thursday morning in Toronto. The flying redhead spent nearly 13 seasons with the Detroit as a defenceman, helping the Red […]

Women’s hockey stars announce boycott in demand for 1 league

May 2 2019 — — Unhappy with the status quo, more than 200 of the world’s top female hockey players declared Thursday they will not compete in North America next season in a dramatic attempt to establish a single, economically viable professional league. The players announced their decision in a joint statement released to The Associated Press before being posted […]

Larry King in hospital after suffering angina

Apr 29 2019 — — Larry King, 85, is in hospital after suffering angina last Thursday. In a statement to ET Canada, OraTV said, “On the morning of Thursday, April 23, Larry King was scheduled for an angioplasty. Before his scheduled procedure, he experienced angina and went to the hospital early to be examined. His doctor successfully performed the angioplasty […]

John Singleton dies at 51 after suffering stroke

Apr 29 2019 — — “Boyz n the Hood” director John Singleton died Monday due to complications from a stroke he suffered almost two weeks ago. He was 51. His family announced his death shortly after they confirmed that he had been taken off life support. “John passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family and friends,” they said in a […]

The Simpsons taking fire over seal-clubbing, ‘stupid Newfie’ scene

Apr 29 2019 — — It has been five years since The Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon came to Newfoundland and Labrador and offered sealers a collective $1 million to give up their livelihoods and renounce the hunt. Simon died in 2015, but reaction to the latest episode shows feelings of ill will still linger towards the cartoon in Canada’s most […]

Gordon Lightfoot quits smoking, gets back into songwriting for new album

Apr 26 2019 — — Gordon Lightfoot says he recently kicked his smoking habit and rekindled a reluctant relationship with songwriting in the process. The 80-year-old Canadian musician says the two life changes have led him towards planning a full-length album due out sometime later this year or in early 2020. The untitled project will be his first in 15 […]

Here’s What’s Playing On Netflix Canada In May 2019

Apr 24 2019 — — Netflix Canada welcomes May 2019 with new library of titles featuring a wide variety of titles sure to please all tastes. Saturday Night Live fans won’t want to miss the Netflix Film Wine Country, starring “SNL” alums Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Rachel Dratch, Ana Gasteyer, Paula Pell and Emily Spivey.