Adele, LMFAO sweep tribute-filled Billboard awards

LOS ANGELES – Energetic performances and heart-felt tributes took center stage at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, as Adele, LMFAO, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift came away top awards. British Grammy-winning singer Adele won 12 awards from 18 nominations for her juggernaut album “21,” including top artist, top female artist and top album. Her awards were not

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Xavier Dolan’s Laurence Anyways a long-running labour of love

CANNES – It’s an open secret that critics don’t warm to long films sight unseen. It’s easy to see why: When your festival day consists of watching two, three or even more movies, interviewing the stars, thinking, writing, tweeting and also doing such boring human activities as eating and sleeping, a 93-minute movie starts to look like a masterpiece even

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Clean, cook, separate and chill to keep family, friends safe during grilling season

TORONTO — The days of relaxed entertaining with families and friends gathering around backyard barbecues are upon us. But outdoor cooking can have health risks if certain steps are not taken, say public health officials. “All year long we need to be really careful about how we manage food, how we handle food, from cleaning, separating, cooking and chilling,� Dr.

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VANSTONE: Change, footballs will be in the air with the Saskatchewan Roughriders

REGINA — The Saskatchewan Roughriders’ off-season has included a farewell to arms — those of Ryan Dinwiddie and Cole Bergquist. The Roughriders dumped Dinwiddie and Bergquist, who were understudies to starting quarterback Darian Durant in 2010 and 2011, as part of a massive off-season purge. Saskatchewan’s list of aspiring backup pivots now consists of Colt Brennan, Levi Brown, J.T. O’Sullivan

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Canada OKs Osiris drug

BOSTON — Osiris Therapeutics Inc said on Thursday that Canadian health regulators have approved its treatment for acute graft-versus host disease in children, making it the first stem cell drug to be approved for a systemic disease anywhere in the world. Osiris shares rose 14 per cent to $6.00 in extended trading after the news was announced. Graft versus host

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