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Estrada struggles as Jays lose to Philly 8-3; Morales sets Toronto homer record

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TORONTO — Hampered by a back injury, Marco Estrada struggled through his start on Sunday. Estrada (7-10) surrendered five earned runs on seven hits and walked four over parts of just three innings as the Toronto Blue Jays fell 8-3 to the Philadelphia Phillies. “I just wasn’t making pitches, had no command of my fastball or changeup,” said Estrada. “Threw some OK curveballs, but for the most part, I just had no idea where the ball was going.” Estrada left his July 3 start against the Mets after just aRead More


Homicide unit reviews investigation into Calgary man’s overdose death

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The Calgary Police Service is reviewing its investigation into the recent death of 47-year-old Darrell Smith as his family continues to question the injuries they found on his body. Smith, who is from the Piikani Nation, was found dead in his Beltline apartment in the 1400 block of 11 Street Southwest on August 12, 2018. An autopsy attributed his death to an overdose. Darrell’s niece Simone Smith was the last member of the family to see Darrell alive. Simone had gone to Calgary with her uncle for some back toRead More


13-year-old girl struck by bullet fragments during Ministry of Environment operation

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Police say that 13-year-old girl was taken to hospital after being struck by bullet fragments on Friday night near Jan Lake, during a Ministry of Environment operation to remove four problem bears from the area. At around 10 p.m. a Ministry of Environment Conservation officer fired a shotgun up at the bears in a tree. A member of the public, who was assisting the officer, shot his firearm at one of the bears after it hit the ground, according to police. The girl, who was standing away from the sceneRead More


Driver crashes into police car

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A police car was involved in a two-vehicle crash and had to be towed out of an intersection Wednesday morning. Police say a 50-year-old driver in an SUV struck the police vehicle in the intersection of Idylwyld Drive North and 22nd Street West. Paramedics and firefighters are on scene and traffic is restricted in the area. Injuries are unknown at this time. More to come … Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rssfeeds.usatoday.com/usatoday-NewsTopStories” limit=”20″] USA News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rss.cnn.com/rss/cnn_us.rss” limit=”20″]Read More


Local reaction to Doug Ford’s plans to cancel regional chair elections

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Following Premier Doug Ford’s stunning announcement Friday in which he revealed plans to cancel several region chair election, implications are being felt in Muskoka, Peel and York Region.  Wayne Emmerson; appointed Regional Chairman and CEO of York in 2014 had previously withdrawn his candidacy when polls showed he likely wasn’t going to win.  “Unless you’re from the Vaughan, Markham or Richmond Hill areas, it’s hard to get to get those numbers out for support…when you look at it, it’s a popularity contest,” said Emmerson.  Now Emmerson’s back in the raceRead More


Dustin Johnson wins RBC Canadian Open at Glen Abbey

Dustin Johnson at Canadian Open

John Chidley-Hill, The Canadian Press Published Sunday, July 29, 2018 7:31PM EDT Last Updated Sunday, July 29, 2018 9:02PM EDT OAKVILLE, Ont. — Dustin Johnson pulled away from the field after a nearly two-hour rain delay to win the RBC Canadian Open for the first time. Johnson shot a 6-under 66 to finish the only Canadian stop on the PGA Tour at 23-under par. The world No. 1 tied for second in the Canadian Open at Glen Abbey Golf Course in 2013 and 2016. Byeong Hun An (69) and WheeRead More


Wettlaufer inquiry commissioner says ‘gap’ existed between nursing watchdog, care home

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A communications “gap” existed between Ontario’s nursing watchdog and the care home where Elizabeth Wettlaufer killed several residents, the commissioner of a public inquiry said Wednesday as the two sides discussed why an investigation was never conducted into allegations the nurse was abusive to patients. Wettlaufer, 51, has confessed to murdering eight patients — and attempting to kill several more — over the course of nearly a decade by injecting them with overdoses of insulin at care homes and private residences across the province. She was disciplined several times byRead More


Search effort called off after unmanned canoe pulled from Bow River west of Cochrane

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Members of the Cochrane RCMP detachment have released photographs of a canoe that was pulled from the Bow River on Friday afternoon in the hopes of identifying the owner of the boat and verifying their well-being. At approximately 4:40 p.m., officers were deployed to the boat launch near Highway 22 after someone reported an empty canoe in the river to 911. A STARS Air Ambulance helicopter provided aerial surveillance of the area but no one was located. RCMP had deployed three boats to scour the river upstream to Ghost RiverRead More


How a free-to-use device can save you money on hydro

Tricklestar energy monitor

The Kitchener Wilmot Hydro and the Kitchener Public Library have teamed up to make energy consciousness more accessible. The library is signing out a plug-in energy device called a Tricklestar Energy Monitor. The device allows families to see how much energy something uses, and teaches kids about energy conservation. It can also tell you how much an appliance is costing you per hour, day and month, whether or not the device is on or just plugged in. The device can be used with any standard outlet for small appliances. ThingsRead More


Putin urges closer international cybersecurity co-operation

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MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin on Friday called for closer international co-operation in fending off cyberattacks. Addressing a cybersecurity conference in Moscow, Putin said it’s important to develop common cybersecurity standards that take into account interests of all nations. He noted that cyberthreats have mounted around the world. “Cyberthreats have reached such a scale that they could only be neutralized by combined efforts of the entire international community,” Putin said. “We have repeatedly seen that some nations’ egoism, their attempts to act squarely to their own advantages, hurt the globalRead More