Emilee Martel, 13, accepts her Gold Medal for Grade 5 violin during the Royal Conservatory of Music award ceremony at the Winnipeg Art Gallery on Nov. 23. She has been playing violin since she was four (her violin teacher is Krystena Krahn) and piano since she was seven (her piano teacher is Diane Hamilton. (Submitted Photo)

Three win Gold from Royal Conservatory

Beethoven once said, “Don’t only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets,” and it seems as if two music students from Portage la Prairie and one from MacGregor have heeded his words.


Another man charged with impersonating soldier

A 44-year-old Orono, Ont., man has been charged with impersonating a soldier after he was seen wearing military uniform items and marching with veterans at three different Remembrance Day ceremonies east of Toronto.


'Donuts' in Walmart parking lot prove deadly

A Texas man doing high-speed spins in his sports utility vehicle at a Dallas-area Walmart parking lot died after his car crashed into a loading dock, trapping him inside, and caught fire, police said on Wednesday.

Retired paramilitary policemen, who conduct the daily national flag raising and lowering ceremony on Tiananmen Square, salute to a Chinese national flag during a farewell ceremony in Beijing, November 24, 2014. (REUTERS/Stringer)

China builds an island in disputed sea

China on Monday hit back at "irresponsible remarks" from the United States which has called on Beijing to stop a land reclamation project in the disputed South China Sea that could be large enough to accommodate an airstrip.


Swiss group wants dog meat banned

An animal rights group has petitioned the Swiss government to ban a traditional, if rare, practice of eating cats for dinner and turning dogs into sausages.

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