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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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Tragically Hip Fans Bask in Celebration and Sadness at Gord Downie Memorials

Tragically Hip Fans Bask in Celebration and Sadness at Gord Downie Memorials

By David Friend, The Canadian Press

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Theresa Eagles from Nova Scotia does a smudging for Gord Downie of the Tragically Hip in downtown Kingston, Ont., Wednesday Oct., 18, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg)

KINGSTON, Ont. – What began as a subdued memorial for Gord Downie organized by city officials in his Kingston, Ont. hometown erupted into an improvised candlelight vigil on Wednesday night with residents taking over the proceedings.

Tearing a page from the Tragically Hip frontman’s own taste for the unexpected and impromptu, fans paid tribute to the performer with sing-alongs, breakout dance parties and, in one case, broadcasting classic Hip concerts from a flatscreen TV in the back of a van.

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‘It’s Over for Us:’ Retrial in Candace Derksen’s Death Ends in Acquittal

‘It’s Over for Us:’ Retrial in Candace Derksen’s Death Ends in Acquittal

By The Canadian Press

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Wilma and Cliff Derksen leave the Winnipeg courthouse Wednesday, Oct.18, 2017 after Mark Edward Grant was found not guilty of killing the Derksen’s daughter, Candace, in 1984. The Derksens say after 33 years of uncertainty and legal hearings, they hope the Crown does not appeal. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Steve Lambert)

WINNIPEG – The killing of a Winnipeg teenager 33 years ago that gripped the Manitoba capital is once again an open legal question.

Mark Edward Grant, a man with a long criminal history originally convicted of second-degree murder in the death of Candace Derksen, was found not guilty Wednesday in a new trial that followed an appeal.

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Tragically Hip Frontman Gord Downie Dead at Age 53

Tragically Hip Frontman Gord Downie Dead at Age 53

By David Friend, The Canadian Press

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Gord Downie performs at WE Day in Toronto on Wednesday, October 19, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young)

TORONTO — Gord Downie, the poetic lead singer of the Tragically Hip whose determined fight with brain cancer inspired a nation, has died. He was 53.

Downie died Tuesday night “with his beloved children and family close by,” the band said in a statement on its website Wednesday morning.

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John Dunsworth, Known as Jim Lahey on the ‘Trailer Park Boys,’ Dies

John Dunsworth, Known as Jim Lahey on the ‘Trailer Park Boys,’ Dies

By The Canadian Press

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Actor John Dunsworth listens to a speaker at a news conference in Halifax on April 12, 2005. Actor John Dunsworth, best known for playing Jim Lahey in the comedy series “Trailer Park Boys,” has died. His daughter Sarah Dunsworth confirmed the news in a statement posted to her Twitter feed Monday evening. She says Dunsworth died “peacefully after short and unexpected illness.” (THE CANADIAN PRESS)

HALIFAX – Actor John Dunsworth, best known for playing Jim Lahey in the comedy series “Trailer Park Boys,” has died.

The news was confirmed in a statement posted on his Twitter feed Monday evening.

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