Humboldt Broncos Will Be Ready For Next Year’s Hockey Season

HUMBOLDT, Sask. — The Humboldt Broncos hockey club says a team will be ready to hit the ice in time for the 2018-19 Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League season. The club said in a news release Friday that it’s recruiting a head coach and general manager to replace Darcy Haugan. Haugan was one of 16 people killed April 6 when the team’s bus and a semi-trailer collided in rural Saskatchewan. Thirteen players were injured. “Darcy Haugan was selfless, inspirational and motivating, building up his players to be great ambassadors and role models both on the ice and in the community,” said team president Kevin Garinger. “He took our team to new… Read More

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Mean movie moms | Jersey Retro

For Mother’s Day, we remember mamas who scared us on the big screen. Not every movie mom is sweet and nurturing. Following are some offbeat movie picks for Mother’s Day … ‘WHITE HEAT’ (1949) Who is she? Ma Jarrett (Margaret Wycherly) is the manipulative mother of sadistic gangster Cody Jarrett (James Cagney) in Raoul Walsh’s film. A criminal mastermind in her own right, Ma advises Cody in matters of heists and hideouts, but doesn’t approve of his marriage to pampered blonde Verna (Virginia Mayo). Cody suffers from debilitating recurring migraines, but Ma’s soothing words — and hands — make them go away. Ew. Who played her? Wycherly (1881-1956) was a… Read More

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New Music To Know This Week: Arctic Monkeys, Towkio With SZA, & The Beths

Arctic Monkeys “Four Out of Five (live on The Tonight Show)” The latest Arctic Monkeys album, out today, is worth a listen, but don’t expect it to sound like the stuff they’ve done before. The guys continue their exploratory waltz through music history on Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, this time dipping into the ELO and Supertramp playbook to make some gorgeous (and some meandering) pop hits. Hell, on their Tonight Show appearance, above, Alex Turner is even cosplaying in the aesthetic of ELO’s Jeff Lynn. As always, who knows if they’re paying tribute or taking the piss? Don’t try to figure out their sincerity level, just try this tripping… Read More

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Minecraft for the Switch is getting cross-play with PC, Xbox One, and smartphones on June 21st

Minecraft for the Nintendo Switch is about to get a lot bigger with a new update that brings the universal Minecraft Bedrock Engine to Nintendo’s portable console on June 21st, enabling cross-play between the Switch and the PC, Xbox One, and mobile versions of the game. The cross-platform update is actually pretty late in coming to the Switch — it was announced back at E3 last year, and hit the other platforms last September. The Switch release was then promised for later in the winter, which, based on the June release date, it obviously didn’t quite hit. The updated Minecraft will also support Nintendo’s new online service for the Switch… Read More

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UN Human Rights Council: Canada Must Do Better For Indigenous Peoples

OTTAWA — Members of the United Nations Human Rights Council are urging Canada to improve its treatment of Indigenous people, in particular women and girls. Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould represented Canada in Geneva for the UN’s third Universal Periodic Review of human rights. Wilson-Raybould says she heard the council’s message “loudly and clearly,” including the need to support the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls and addressing the over-representation of Aboriginal women behind bars. “We know this is a challenge we’re facing, it needs to be addressed in a fundamental way,” she said Friday in a telephone interview from Geneva. The review, first established in 2008,… Read More

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Follow-Up Podcast: Liberal MP Scott Simms Rages Against The Party Machine

OTTAWA — A Liberal and NDP MP were punished this spring for voting in favour of a Conservative motion asking the government to drop its controversial attestation requirement for Canada Summer Jobs funding. NDP MP David Christopherson lost his role on a powerful parliamentary committee, but got it back after colleagues spoke out against their leader’s punishment. But for Liberal MP Scott Simms, no one on the government side immediately — or publicly — came to his defence. The Newfoundland MP sat down with Follow-Up to talk about what he thinks has “devolved” in party politics and why he has no regrets about going against his own party. Listen to… Read More

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