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Raptors Uprising gamers show off their well-appointed high-tech home in Toronto

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TORONTO — It comes with 10 gaming stations, six bedrooms, ping-pong and a pool table, not to mention big-screen TVs galore and a spacious deck complete with a barbecue and hot tub. But depending on your definition, there is more work than play in the well-appointed house that serves as home to the six members of the Raptors Uprising GC (Gaming Club), who carry the gaming colours of the Raptors in the NBA 2K League. Toronto’s Yusuf (Yusuf–Scarbz) Abdulla and American teammates Christopher (Detoxys) Doyle, Kenneth (Kenny) Hailey, Seanquai (KingQuai614)Read More


Judge releases dashcam video of fatal crash after speeding driver’s acquittal

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A B.C. judge has released a dashcam video of a high-speed crash that killed a Vancouver doctor in 2015. The driver of the car was found to be going 119 km/h in a 50 km/h zone at the point of impact, but was acquitted in May of dangerous driving causing death. The November, 2015 video shows Ken Chung’s Audi collide with the passenger’s side of Dr. Alphonsus Hui’s small red Suzuki at an intersection. Hui, who was turning left at a green light en route to work, died at theRead More


Sudbury municipal race already heating up

Sudbury municipal race already heating up

Greater Sudbury has its first contenders for the mayor’s job, what will some of the key issues be? Callam Rodya reports. 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″]


Public inquiry sparked by Wettlaufer case begins today in Ontario

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The Canadian Press Published Tuesday, June 5, 2018 5:12AM EDT Last Updated Tuesday, June 5, 2018 5:20AM EDT ST. THOMAS, Ont. — A public inquiry examining the circumstances that allowed a long-term care nurse to kill elderly patients in her care is set to get underway today in St. Thomas, Ont. The inquiry, led by Ontario Court of Appeal judge Eileen Gillese, will examine systemic factors that allowed Elizabeth Wettlaufer to inject more than a dozen patients with overdoses of insulin while working at long-term care homes and private residencesRead More


Canadian rugby sevens men win twice to advance to Cup quarterfinals in London

Harry Jones Rugby

LONDON — Harry Jones scored his 100th try in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series and Canada defeated Samoa and Russia on Saturday to advance to the Cup quarter-finals at the London Sevens. It marks just the second time in nine tournaments this season that the Canadian men have reached the final eight. Jones scored his landmark try in a 17-7 loss to No. 2 South Africa that was sandwiched between the wins over No. 9 Samoa and No. 15 Russia at Twickenham. Canada, which currently stands 11th in theRead More


Thousands of runners participate in Calgary Marathon

Calgary Marathon

About 8,100 people got up mighty early and laced up their sneakers for the Calgary Marathon on Sunday morning. The race is now in it’s 54th year in the city and has grown in size from its first year, when just 19 men were involved. Now, the Marathon has 50 km, 10 km and five kilometre divisions as well as a children’s race. Runners of all ages say that the sport helps them immensely. “I feel that running helps me with all avenues of living,” says 81-year-old Gerald Miller, whoRead More


Figure skating champion Zagitova gets dog for gold

Alina Zagitova

MOSCOW — Olympic figure skating champion Alina Zagitova has been given a Japanese akita dog in a ceremony involving Japan’s prime minister. Zagitova said at this year’s Pyeongchang Winter Olympics that she had fallen in love with the akita breed — which she calls a “devoted friend” — while training before the Games. Her parents said they would consider having a dog if she won in Japan. Japanese dog enthusiasts then rallied round to send the 16-year-old skater the puppy, named Masaru, or “victory”. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and hisRead 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


Vandal hits Ottawa Buddha statue again

Buddha statue in front of Heron Road Temple.

Ottawa Police are investigating another attack on a Buddha statue outside the Buddhist temple on Heron Road.  This time, the vandalism was captured on surveillance tape.  It shows a man approaching the statue with a stick Wednesday night and smashing it repeatedly.  The monks at the Hilda Jayawardenaramaya Buddhist Temple say they don’t understand why someone would do this. “We are not here to spread hatred or anything else but peace and happiness,” says Bhante Jinananda, “I think one or two people are mad at this and try to revengeRead More


Multiple people assaulted in downtown Victoria

Multiple people assaulted in downtown Victoria

A series of assaults were reported of a man on a rampage striking people with a field hockey stick over multiple blocks of downtown Victoria 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″]