Oprah Winfrey and a Host of Celebrities Attend ‘B.C. Miracle Concert’

Oprah Winfrey and a Host of Celebrities Attend ‘B.C. Miracle Concert’

By Linda Givetash, The Canadian Press

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Oprah Winfrey and David Foster arrive for the David Foster Foundation 30th Anniversary Miracle Gala, in Vancouver, B.C., on Saturday, October 21, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

VANCOUVER – The David Foster Foundation’s annual Miracle Gala and Concert that touted a celebrity guest list including Oprah Winfrey and Steven Tyler has come a long way from its roots as a softball tournament.

Former prime minister Brian Mulroney said he was among those running the bases at Foster’s first fundraiser in British Columbia 30 years ago.

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B.C. Community Shuts Operations to Mourn Three Men Who Died in Ice Arena

B.C. Community Shuts Operations to Mourn Three Men Who Died in Ice Arena

By Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press

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Fernie Memorial Arena, home of the Jr.B hockey team the Fernie Ghostriders, is shown in Fernie, B.C. on Wednesday, Oct.18, 2017. Three people who died after a suspected ammonia leak were doing maintenance work on ice-making equipment at an arena in southeastern British Columbia, says the city’s mayor. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lauren Krugel)

FERNIE, B.C. – The City of Fernie, B.C., closed its operations for a day of mourning on Friday as colleagues and loved ones remembered three dedicated workers and devoted family men who died on the job following an ammonia leak at the local arena.

The provincial coroners’ service said the men who died Tuesday were Fernie residents Wayne Hornquist, 59, and Lloyd Smith, 52, and 46-year-old Jason Podloski of Turner Valley, Alta.

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Royal MTC Opens 60th Season with ‘Shakespeare in Love’

Royal MTC Opens 60th Season with ‘Shakespeare in Love’

By Diana Chabai (@dianachabai)

Shakespeare In Love
Andrew MacDonald-Smith, Bahareh Yaraghi, Kevin Klassen. (DAVID COOPER PHOTO)

There’s something special about an opening night performance, and there’s something more special yet about an opening season performance, particularly when that season is your diamond anniversary. The Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre opened its ground-breaking 60th season on Thursday, and while the story may not be new to some audience members, Shakespeare in Love is a crowd-pleaser through and through.

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