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Toronto FC coach says Seattle had easier playoff run than his team

Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press Published Saturday, December 2, 2017 3:48PM EST TORONTO — The psychological warfare in advance of the MLS Cup final has begun with Toronto FC coach Greg Vanney suggesting that Seattle’s road to the championship game wasn’t as tough as his club’s slog through the East. While he conceded Seattle was the class of the Western Conference, Vanney said the West playoff games he had watched “weren’t nearly as intense or as high-speed or as hotly contested as the Eastern Conference was. And I think that’sRead More


Police release surveillance video of assault in illegal gaming den in Richmond Hill

York Regional Police have released surveillance video of an assault that happened in an illegal gaming den in Richmond Hill. The assault took place at a commercial plaza at 9005 Leslie St., around 2 p.m. on Friday, June. 9. However, the surveillance footage was released Friday afternoon. When officers arrived on the scene they found a 28-year-old man suffering from serious injuries. He was then taken to hospital. Investigators said the victim was confronted by a man over an outstanding debt. Police say they have “exhausted all leads” and areRead More


Quebec City woman arrested on animal cruelty, bestiality charges

La Presse Canadienne Published Friday, December 1, 2017 7:47AM EST Last Updated Friday, December 1, 2017 7:48AM EST A Quebec City woman in her 20s is facing animal cruelty and bestiality charges. She was arrested on Thursday night in a Quebec City housing unit after people called police to the attention of images posted to social media that allegedly appeared to show animal cruelty. Police believe there was a sexual act involving a human and an animal. The woman was released on a promise to appear in court at aRead More


Canadian farmers cut back pea production in wake of India import tax

Al Wishloff has had peas in his crop rotation for 33 years, but next spring, the Blaine Lake, Sask., farmer said he may replace peas with a different pulse crop. “Once we get closer into seeding, we’ll have to examine some alternative crops other than peas. We’re sitting on some inventory right now and it’s a substantial loss if we continue, so we may have to move on to something different,” Wishloff said. Wishloff and many other Canadian farmers are looking to cut back land devoted to pea production inRead More


City forced to remove enormous tree after man pours gasoline on it

A Barrie man fed up with an enormous soft maple tree took matters into his own hands to get it removed by pouring gasoline all over it. Earlier this week, Chris Peyton witnessed his neighbour approach the large tree on the corner of Belcourt Avenue with several white pails. “I witnessed my neighbour from on the other side of the fence on my front yard with a couple of big white 20 litre pails of gasoline splashing on the tree,” says Peyton. The gasoline was enough to do damage toRead More


NHL scores: Price leads as Canadiens beat Senators 2-1

MONTREAL – Carey Price made 25 saves to lead Montreal to its third straight win, as the Canadiens beat the Ottawa Senators 2-1. Jonathan Drouin and Phillip Danault scored in the second period for the Canadiens. Price improved to 3-0-0 while allowing just two goals on 100 shots since he returned last week after missing 10 games with a lower body injury. Mark Stone scored his 14th goal for Ottawa, which has lost seven games in a row for it’s longest skid since also going 0-6-1 in 2012. The SenatorsRead More


amherstburg tax municipal | CTV Windsor News

Taxpayers in Amherstburg will see an increase, in 2018, Angelo Aversa/CTV News Published Wednesday, November 29, 2017 9:54PM EST Last Updated Wednesday, November 29, 2017 10:02PM EST Taxes are going up in Amherstburg, but not by as much as previously suspected. The town treasurer reports the municipal tax rate is forecasted at 1.69 percent, following the town’s two day 2018 budget meeting. That’s a little over $54 a year, on a home assessed at $200,000. The proposed rate hike was at two per cent. The lower rate comes as aRead More


‘He saw two coyotes running away’: Family issues warning after pet dog killed

A Winnipeg family is warning pet owners about coyotes. Kathy Mathae says two coyotes attacked and killed her Spanish mix dog Spencer. It happened Tuesday morning in Transcona near Peguis Street and Almey Avenue. Mathae said she let Spencer outside in the yard to do his business as usual. But this time, she didn’t hook him up to his rope. The backyard is not fenced. When Mathae called out for Spencer, he didn’t come back, so she had her husband take a look. “He saw two coyotes running away soRead More


PM Trudeau apologizes for LGBTQ discrimination by federal agencies

The Canadian Press Published Tuesday, November 28, 2017 3:00PM EST Last Updated Tuesday, November 28, 2017 4:26PM EST OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is apologizing on behalf of the federal government for perpetrating decades of discrimination against members of the LGBTQ community.     “This is the devastating story of people who were branded criminals by the government — people who lost their livelihoods, and in some cases, their lives,” Trudeau said. “These aren’t distant practices of governments long forgotten. This happened systematically, in Canada, with a timeline moreRead More


FIFA says doping is not widespread in Russian soccer

MOSCOW — FIFA defended Russia’s right to host the World Cup amid a series of doping scandals, saying Tuesday that there is no sign of “widespread” drug use in Russian soccer. Russia has been stripped of dozens of Olympic medals for doping and coverups, including tampering with samples. Soccer is among the sports where positive tests were apparently covered up, according to a World Anti-Doping Agency investigation last year. “From the information we have, we cannot talk about widespread doping in football in Russia,” FIFA general secretary Fatma Samoura saidRead More