Put a ring on it: Montreal's Place Ville Marie turns 60

On Wednesday, architect Claude Cormier's The Ring will be lit up for the first time in celebration of the complex's 60th anniversary. Here are five interesting things about Place Ville Marie.
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Vernon, B.C.’s current aquatic centre is aging, over capacity: city
Built-in the 1960s, and extensively renovated in the 1990s, the city says the current pool facilities are becoming more expensive and time-consuming to maintain.
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City of Calgary integrity commissioner sees significant jump in councillor complaints
The report showed 228 complaints against Calgary city councillors between May 1, 2021 and April 30, 2022; the most the office has received since its creation in 2016. 
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Sechelt, B.C. residents strained by Sunshine Coast drought restrictions
Under Stage 4 restrictions, farmers who pay a metered rate for water receive a two-week exemption to water their crops. That exemption has now expired. 
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Vancouver election: Stewart releases platform, Hardwick pledges Olympic vote
Calling his platform "bold and ambitious," Stewart put forward a package of promises with building housing front and centre.
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Public safety minister defends Canada's proposed firearms legislation, says it's needed to end gun violence
Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino told a House of Commons committee Tuesday that Bill C-21, the proposed legislation to further restrict access to handguns in Canada, is critical to ending gun violence.
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Greg D’Avignon and Denise Mullen: Ports along the West Coast are expanding their LNG fuelling infrastructure
Opinion: With the Tilbury Marine Jetty and the expansion of the Tilbury LNG facility, B.C. could also offer services to the new generation of LNG-powered vessels.
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Home builder refuses to comment on alleged shoddy work, misleading documents
Two families say they have been put in a difficult situation after purchasing a new home, with virtually no answers from the builder.
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NHL players reflect on another wild summer of goalie musical chairs
The NHL's goalie carousel spun again this summer with a number of teams flipping, switching and altering their look at the game's most crucial position.
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With COVID-19 on the rise, should you be wearing a mask again? Here's what experts say
Cases of COVID-19 are increasing across the country again as fall progresses and winter approaches. But this respiratory pathogen season is different than last year's, experts say, so the public's approach should be different as well.
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More sports upgrades planned for Mission Recreation Park in Kelowna, B.C.
Two more ice sheets, two more softball fields, a youth park and an activity centre are slated to be built between next year and 2025.
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Three First Nations have filed for legal action against Ontario over boreal forests
A spokesperson for the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney general told the Star that the provincial government would not comment on the claim.
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‘Devastating’: N.W.T. health minister vows to address decade-high suicide rate
N.W.T. chief coroner Garth Eggenberger released the numbers on suicides in 2021 and 2022 ahead of his annual report, due to the high number of suicides reported so far this year.
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Winnipeg Blue Bombers re-acquire Alden Darby in trade
The Bombers made a two-player trade with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on the eve of the CFL trade deadline.
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Calgary artist creates ‘Pumpkinfinity’ Halloween attraction: ‘Tons of great Instagrammable moments’
The exhibit features 350 spray-painted pumpkins that have been "strategically placed mirrors around our pumpkin hut so it looks like it goes on forever."
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Canadian primary forests cut to fuel 'sustainable' U.K. power plant: BBC
Wood from primary forests in British Columbia has been used to fuel the U.K.'s largest power plant, according to a BBC investigation; the company denies the allegations.
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François Legault tells the opposition parties the time for fighting is over
One day since winning the largest majority government in Quebec since 1989, François Legault, the premier-elect, wants to make peace with his opponents in the legislature. It is unclear what their response will be.
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Calgary driver on hook after sign falls off burger joint onto her car
The insurance provider said that when the wind blows a sign down, the person who owns the sign can only be held responsible for the damage if they had been negligent.
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B.C. government to allow licensed pot growers to sell at their farms
The "producer retail store" licence comes into effect on Nov. 30. 2022
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Air quality advisory in effect for eastern Fraser Valley due to wildfire smoke
The main causes of the high concentrations of particulate matter are fires near Chilliwack Lake, Hope and in Washington state
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RCMP say lifeguard charged after man drowns at northern Alberta pool
Alberta RCMP have charged a lifeguard with criminal negligence causing death after a drowning at a public swimming pool.
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Toronto police officer struck by car in Scarborough parking lot
Toronto police said an officer on foot was struck by a car in a parking lot located in the Kennedy Road and Ellesmere Road area at around 6:14 p.m. Tuesday.
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Bruce Arthur: The change needs to come from the top, whether Hockey Canada is ready to admit it or not
Tuesday’s testimony from Hockey Canada it was another example of the arrogance that grows when you believe too strongly in the faith.
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Commercial tax fix could provide relief for small businesses
The bill would allow municipal councils to voluntarily offer tax relief on commercial properties if taxes rise suddenly based on the development potential of the space above the property.
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Langley man pleads guilty in 2020 family triple murder
Kia Ebrahimian entered the pleas in B.C. Supreme Court on Monday, according to the RCMP's Integrated Homicide Investigation Team.
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Some Alberta condo owners left out of utility rebate programs ahead of winter
A provincial condo owners group was 'surprised and quite disappointed' when the associate minister of natural gas and electricity told them they were ineligible for rebates.
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University of Alberta studies the power of profanity
A new University of Alberta study has found a few well-placed curse words can make online customer reviews more trustworthy to those reading the review.
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Disabled family in Abbotsford faces eviction at end of the month
Family has been looking for a new apartment for two years.
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Norway House RCMP seize $38,000 worth of cocaine
Police in Manitoba say 80 grams of individually wrapped crack cocaine were found, along with 300 grams of cocaine, a loaded handgun and an undisclosed amount of cash.
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Edmonton police use DNA phenotyping as ‘last resort’ in hopes of identifying sexual assault suspect
For the first time, the Edmonton Police Service has used DNA phenotyping in the hopes of identifying a suspect in a violent 2019 sexual assault.
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How Coal Miner’s Daughter Loretta Lynn got her big break in a Vancouver chicken coop
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Online voting for Kingston, Ont. municipal election gets underway Oct. 5
Advance polling days for the Kingston, Ont., election run Oct. 18-22. The electorate can cast advance ballots in-person at six different locations in the municipality.
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Ground breaks on affordable housing units for Blackfoot women in Lethbridge
More affordable housing is coming to Lethbridge as soon as next spring.
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Patients laying in Peterborough hospital ambulance bay reignites ONA call for Bill 124 repeal
PRHC stated "it is sometimes necessary to provide care for patients in temporary, unconventional locations while they wait to be moved to an inpatient bed."
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What's next in Musk's battle with Twitter after billionaire's latest offer?
Elon Musk's monthslong tussle with Twitter took another twist Tuesday when the Tesla billionaire seemed to return to where he started in April — offering to buy the company for US$44 billion.
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