Saskatchewan Roughriders have a nice problem at safety

REGINA — There’s safety in numbers at the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ training camp. James Patrick, the West Division and CFL all-star at safety in 2010, has moved back to that position from the linebacking spot he played late in the 2011 campaign. If as expected the move is permanent, it will bump Craig Butler, who was the West Division’s all-star safety

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Trash talking with Garbage

Garbage has always been known as the band that didn’t quite fit in, and 17 years after they debuted, not much has changed. Releasing their self-titled album in 1995, when grunge rock shared the airwaves with electronic acts such as Nine Inch Nails, Garbage fell somewhere in between, combining fuzzy guitars with highly produced loops and samples. That difference, combined

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Erica Durance is Saving Hope for new medical drama

Erica Durance compares performing fake surgery to acting in a well-choreographed play. The Calgary-born actress is on the phone from Toronto, where she is on a lunch break after six gruelling hours in the operating room, performing make-believe life-and-death procedures as the star of CTV’s new medical drama Saving Hope As with most hospital-set dramas, there’s an emphasis on authenticity.

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Summer books preview

June 4 Nick Harkaway: The Blind Giant: How Human Connection Will Redeem the Digital Age Are you worried the interweb is sapping your attention span, so that the only texts you can read without fidgeting are short blurbs such as this? Not to worry, claims Harkaway — by flitting from blog post to video to tweet, you’re able to synthesize

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Japan ‘diet glasses’ fool wearers into eating less

TOKYO – Goggles that trick the wearer into thinking the plain snack in their hand is a chocolate cookie, or make biscuits appear larger have been unveiled in Japan, offering hope to weak-willed dieters everywhere. Researchers at the University of Tokyo have developed devices that use computer wizardry and augmented reality to fool the senses and make users feel more

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