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UVic student reflects on Canucks draft day visit

UVic student reflects on Canucks draft day visit

Jaxson Creasey once lit up Roberto Luongo in a 2007 commercial, but the Canucks might be smart to listen to this burgeoning hockey analyst. 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″] ABC NEWS Headlines [su_feed url=”http://feeds.abcnews.com/abcnews/usheadlines” limit=”20″]


Rays win against Blue Jays1-0 in 9th inning

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Matt Duffy saved his best for last. Duffy’s ground ball found a hole between third and short with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning Wednesday and drove in the game’s only run in Tampa Bay’s win over the Toronto Blue Jays. “After seeing that many zeroes, it’s definitely awesome to come out on top in that game,” Duffy said after a game in which eight pitchers gave up a total of 10 hits. Duffy drove in Mallex Smith, who doubled with one outRead More


Watson congratulates Ford and new PC Government

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Mayor Jim Watson says he’s committed to building a “productive working relationship” with Premier Designate Doug Ford and the Progressive Conservatives. Watson issued a statement shortly after Ford and the Progressive Conservatives won a majority mandate in the 42nd Ontario election. He says “I have said previously that there were policies in each of the Liberal, PC and NDP platforms that would be good for the city. I continue to feel optimistic about the future and I will be focusing on areas of common alignment with the new Progressive ConservativeRead More


Using smartwatch while driving counts as distraction: court

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Distracted driving is distracted driving even when the device being used is hands-free, an Ontario court has ruled. The ruling was made May 16 by a justice of the peace in Guelph, during a hearing over a distracted driving charge. According to court documents, the woman had been ticketed after a University of Guelph police officer noticed the glow from an electronic device coming from the woman’s car, which was stopped beside his cruiser at a red light. The officer reported that he saw the woman look up and downRead More


Bell Aliant doubling pay phone prices in Atlantic Canada, from 25 to 50 cents

Payphones at Pearson International Airport

HALIFAX — Bell Aliant is doubling the cost for pay phones in all four Atlantic provinces on Monday, bringing the region in line with the rest of the country. Company spokeswoman Isabelle Boulet said in an email Sunday that the change — from 25 cents to 50 cents — is the first pay phone price increase in Atlantic Canada in more than 20 years, and that all other regions in the country have been paying the higher price since 2009. She did not disclose the costs associated with keeping aRead More


‘We haven’t lost hope’: Woman writes to sister who vanished as a toddler

Diane Prevost

It’s been 51 years since Lise Nastuk last saw her younger sister Diane. It was Sept. 17, 1966, a Saturday, and the Prevost family was enjoying the final days of summer at Grundy Lake Provincial Park, located approximately 100 kilometres southeast from their home in Blezard Valley, outside of Sudbury, Ont. Lise and her two siblings frolicked in the water with her mother while her father fished. Frightened of the water, two-year-old Diane played alone in the sand. The toddler said she wanted to return to the campsite, just 152Read More


‘They will have to move out’: Government wants protesters to pack up

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For weeks, the Saskatchewan government has been trying to get campers to move out of a campsite on the lawn in front of the legislative building. With summer approaching, the government’s patience is running out. Minister of Central Services Ken Cheveldayoff brought up the protest in question period on Thursday, raising concerns about the lawn. “There needs to be maintenance, we will be turning sprinklers on and things like that,” he said. “They will have to move out.” The demonstrators have been camping for more than 85 days and haveRead More


Spring snow storm closes schools along the northeast coast of Newfoundland

Snow falls in St. John's, N.L.

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — A spring storm that has buried cars in snow and closed a slew of schools in Newfoundland has prompted dismay — and disbelief — from residents along the northeast coast of the island. Photos posted on social media show a barbecue entombed in snow and drifts that reached halfway up a front door. “Meanwhile in Gander…my daughter is waxing her skis. Why? Why? Why?” wrote a Twitter user with the name David Newell. Dozens of schools in the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District are closedRead More


City of Saskatoon projecting property tax hike of more than four per cent

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Early numbers for next year’s city budget project Saskatoon residents could see a property tax hike between four and 4.5 per cent, despite increased revenue projections of $11.2 million. Mayor Charlie Clark cautioned on Tuesday the numbers are very preliminary and will be refined and possibly changed over the next several months. “We were not approving that today,” Clark said during a governance and priorities meeting at city hall. A report from civic administration says expenses for the city in 2019 are expected to rise by $18.6 million, a 3.8Read More


Liberals recruit University of Sherbrooke prof in St-Laurent riding

Marwah Rizqy

Tax expert Marwah Rizqy will run for the Quebec Liberal Party in St-Laurent riding, CTV Montreal has confirmed. Marwah, a professor at the University of Sherbrooke, will be announced as the candidate on Wednesday afternoon alongside Premier Philippe Couillard. She previously tried but failed to win the nomination for the federal Liberals in the same area. Rizqy, who has studied fiscal policy in the United States, will be running the riding being vacated by Jean-Marc Fournier, the current Government House Leader. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from aroundRead More