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Ron McLean

The puck has dropped for the Stanley Cup Playoffs and we have a special Up Close & Personal for you with Hockey Night in Canada's Ron MacLean. Join host Scott Sexsmith as he goes one on one to discuss Ron's career, a life saving moment in Philadelphia in 2010 during the Stanley Cup finals and of course Coach's Corner. Watch Up Close & Personal with Ron MacLean now.

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From the Newsroom


It was a "lifer" event for local birders when a yellow-throated warbler made a rare appearance in Canada last weekend. Reporter Joseph Quigley spoke to thrilled Newmarket birder and biologist Aileen Barclay about the arrival of the bird, which typically doesn't venture far from the Midwest and Florida. Birders from across the region flocked to the Tom Taylor Trail in Newmarket with hopes of catching a glimpse of the elusive beauty.