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Mickelson says he will try to act better on golf course

Phil Mickelson

GULLANE, Scotland — Phil Mickelson wishes he could take back the moment when he swatted a moving golf ball at the U.S. Open. “But there’s not much I can do about it now other than just try to … act a little better,” Mickelson said on Thursday at the Scottish Open. In his most extensive comments since he purposely violated the Rules of Golf at Shinnecock Hills, Mickelson said whatever backlash he receives from players and the public was his own doing. Mickelson was sliding far out of contention inRead More


Ontario PC government cancels $100 million school repair fund

Doug Ford

TORONTO — Ontario’s new Tory government has cancelled a $100-million fund earmarked for school repairs this year, a cut that comes as a result of Doug Ford’s campaign promise to scrap the province’s cap-and-trade system. School boards were notified on July 3 that the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund would be eliminated and that only work contracted on or before that date would be covered. The memo, obtained by The Canadian Press, advises school boards to stop spending the cash that was allocated in April immediately. “Please maintain detailed records ofRead More


Local newspapers in Oxford and Lambton Counties to be shut down

Postmedia

Two Oxford County newspapers and on in Lambton County with long histories in their communities are being shut down. Postmedia announced Tuesday that it plans to close the Ingersoll Times, the Norwich Gazette and the Petrolia Topic “in the coming weeks.” Also slated for closure are newspapers in Kapuskasing and Alberta. A handful of other newspapers across the country will see their publishing schedules cut back or move to online-only operations. The company said the changes were part of cost-reduction attempts, with a goal of cutting total salary expenses byRead More


Two Knights selected in first round of NHL draft

Evan Bouchard, London Knights

Two London Knights were drafted in the first round of the NHL draft Friday in Dallas. Evan Bouchard, a defenceman with the Knights, was selected 10th overall by the Edmonton Oilers. Liam Foudy, a six-foot centre from the Knights, was selected 18th by the Columbus Blue Jackets. Bouchard, from Oakville, has already started thinking about passing the puck to Connor McDavid. “For me, I’m just trying to take it one step and a time (and) enjoy the process,” Bouchard said. “I know there’s a lot of stuff to work onRead More


Nova Scotia government to unveil Mi’kmaq licence plate in Truro

Mi'kmaq licence plate

TRURO, N.S. – Nova Scotia is set to unveil a new Mi’kmaq licence plate today. Deputy premier Karen Casey and Chief Wilbert Marshall of Potlotek First Nation in Cape Breton will officially release the new plate during a ceremony in Truro. The design for was selected by the Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’Kmaq Chiefs last September. The province also recently unveiled licence plates celebrating the Gaelic and Acadian cultures. 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 HeadlinesRead More


Amber Alert: Girl in Matane found safe and healthy

SQ headquarters

A seven-year old girl in Matane has been found safe and sound after going missing on Saturday morning.  Police had issued an Amber Alert saying that a 26-year old man had taken her in his car. She was found a half hour later at the home of her family. The suspect was stopped and taken in for questioning.  When police stopped his vehicle, they found a 19-year old woman who had also been taken by the man. The woman and girl had been walking on a street in Matane whenRead More


AB de Villiers retires from international cricket

Royal Challengers Bangalore's AB de Villiers

The Associated Press Published Wednesday, May 23, 2018 9:07AM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, May 23, 2018 9:08AM EDT JOHANNESBURG – AB de Villiers has retired from all international cricket, keeping him from having one more go at winning a World Cup with South Africa. De Villiers, regarded as one of the best players of his generation, had been expected to stop his test career but it was a surprise that he retired from all formats. The 34-year-old De Villiers says “it’s about running out of gas and feeling that it’sRead More


Canada to downgrade diplomatic ties with Venezuela after controversial election

Venezuela

OTTAWA – The Canadian government plans to apply pressure on Venezuela by announcing it won’t seek to replace its ambassador in Caracas following a presidential election in the South American country that has attracted widespread international condemnation. A senior federal government official says Canada is downgrading its diplomatic ties after what Ottawa views as an illegitimate and undemocratic electoral process that is keeping President Nicolas Maduro in power. The move by Ottawa comes as countries around the world increase their pressure on the already embattled Venezuelan government for failing toRead More


Highway 407 investigating ‘inside theft of data’

Highway 407 entrance sign

TORONTO — The company that operates a major toll road in southern Ontario says the personal information of roughly 60,000 people was stolen from its offices “some time over the past 12 months.” The privately-operated 407 Express Toll Route says in a statement that the stolen data is limited to account names and phone numbers, and no credit card or banking information was taken. It says the incident is being investigated as an “inside theft of data,” and no external breach of its systems is suspected. The company says itRead More


Repeat child porn offender Shane Pattison not eligible for treatment in prison: parole officer

Repeat child porn offender Shane Pattison not eligible for treatment in prison: parole officer

Warning: Extremely graphic content A man twice convicted of child pornography-related offences “fell through the cracks” when it came to receiving treatment while in prison after his first series of offences, according to a lawyer and parole officer. A long-term offender hearing is underway for Shane Dale Pattison at Saskatoon Court of Queen’s Bench. Pattison was deemed a low-risk to reoffend by an intake team when he first went to prison in 2012 after pleading guilty to 53 child porn-related offences. Jessica Diks, his parole officer in the facility, testifiedRead More