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TORONTO - George Stroumboulopoulos will reportedly be the next host of "Hockey Night in Canada." TSN reporter Bob McKenzie tweeted Sunday the CBC host of "George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight" will become the face of the show when Rogers Communications Inc. takes control of Canada's NHL broadcasting rights next season. Stroumboulopoulos, who was a presenter at the Canadian Screen Awards on Sunday, was not made available for comment. A spokesperson for Rogers' Sportsnet also declined to comment.
PHILADELPHIA - William "Wild Bill" Guarnere, one of the World War II veterans whose exploits were dramatized in the TV miniseries "Band of Brothers," has died. His son, William Guarnere Jr., confirmed Sunday that his father died at Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. Guarnere was rushed to the hospital early Saturday and died of a ruptured aneurysm Saturday night. The HBO miniseries, based on the book by historian Stephen Ambrose, followed the members of Easy Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne Division from training in Georgia in 1942 through some of the war's fiercest European battles, including the D-Day Normandy invasion, through the war's end in 1945.
DETROIT - William Clay Ford was born into a fortune and spent much of his life staying away from fame as he steered the family business and owned an NFL franchise. The man reverently referred to as Mr. Ford, the last surviving grandchild of automotive pioneer Henry Ford and owner of the Detroit Lions, died Sunday. Ford Motor Co. said in a statement that Ford died of pneumonia at his home in Grosse Pointe. He bought a business of his own, the Lions, a half-century ago.
SAINT-JEROME, Que. - Media baron Pierre Karl Peladeau shook up the Quebec election campaign on Sunday, announcing he's decided to run for the Parti Quebecois. Flanked by PQ Leader Pauline Marois, Peladeau told a news conference he's worked for 25 years to build up Quebecor Media Inc. (TSX:QBR.B) and now wants to devote himself to public service. Peladeau, until recently the head of the powerful conglomerate, said his dream is to help Quebec become a country. "Quebec has all the means to succeed.
OTTAWA - Ukrainian-Canadians marched in Ottawa Sunday in an attempt to convince some of the world's bigger powers to force Russia to remove its grip on Ukraine's Crimea region. Only France's ambassador, Philippe Zeller, personally spoke with the dozens of protesters as they waved flags and placards outside the French embassy. Chanting anti-Russia slogans and waving placards, they urged the signators of a 1994 nuclear disarmament agreement with Ukraine to live up to the accord. "We are now turning to the guarantors of the Budapest agreement, the countries that promised Ukraine to do everything in their capacity to prevent it from economic warfare and to protect its territorial integrity," said protest organizer Lada Roslycky.