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Yankees use 7-run 6th to stomp Blue Jays 9-1


Jeffrey Metallo, The Canadian Press Published Saturday, April 21, 2018 5:10PM EDT NEW YORK — Aaron Judge hit an early homer off respected Twitter rival Marcus Stroman, then scored on a disputed play during a seven-run burst in the sixth inning that sent the New York Yankees over the Toronto Blue Jays 9-1 Saturday. Judge put the Yankees up 2-0 with his sixth homer, a two-run drive in the third. It came after Stroman and Judge exchanged tweets at the end of last season during which the Toronto ace saidRead More

NAFTA: Talks continue through weekend in scramble to get a deal soon

NAFTA: Talks continue through weekend in scramble to get a deal soon

Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press Published Friday, April 20, 2018 4:44PM EDT WASHINGTON — NAFTA negotiating teams will keep bargaining through the weekend in a rush to get a deal by early May, fuelled by a Trump administration desire to meet a legislative deadline. Those teams kept talking while their political masters leading the process left Washington on Friday, with plans to reconvene there early next week. “You can call this a perpetual negotiating round,” Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said, before departing for the weekend. “We have had someRead More

SaskPower warns of potential scammers


SaskPower is warning customers about potential scammers. The Crown corporation says it has seen a significant increase in fraudulent activity in the province. According to SaskPower, scammers representing the Crown will call, email or even visit businesses threatening to turn off power unless customers give them payment on the spot. Some scammers also ask for money through untraceable cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. SaskPower says it doesn’t deal with overdue accounts this way. It also won’t ask for payment using cryptocurrencies. Anyone doubting the authenticity of a call, email or person claimingRead More

Barrie police, OPP to announce resolution to unsolved case

Simcoe County Case Files

Barrie police and the OPP will announce a resolution to one of their unsolved cases tomorrow. Both agencies will hold a joint news conference on Wednesday where they will offer an update to one of the four “Simcoe County Case Files” they launched last year. The social media campaign focused on the unsolved murders of Cindy Halliday and April Dobson, as well as the disappearances of Grant Ayerst and Norman Whalley. Police wouldn’t say which case they have found a resolution to. Dobson was shot and killed while sitting onRead More

Police searching for suspect after sexual assault

Waterloo Regional Police

Waterloo Regional Police are searching for a suspect after a woman was assaulted in Kitchener. Police say they responded to reports of an assault around 6 a.m. Sunday morning. They say around 3 a.m. a woman was walking southbound on King Street South near Union Street, when she was approached from behind by an unknown man who sexually assaulted her. The man was last seen after the assault walking northbound on King Street. The woman was treated and released from hospital. Police say the man is described as having lightRead More

‘Serial rapist’: Accusers confront Bill Cosby on witness stand

Bill Cosby leaves a Pennsylvania courthouse

NORRISTOWN, Pa. – Women who say comedian Bill Cosby knocked them out with intoxicants and sexually assaulted them decades ago are finally getting a chance to confront him – and they aren’t holding back. Janice Baker-Kinney will return to the witness stand on Thursday after punctuating her first two hours of testimony at Cosby’s sexual assault retrial in suburban Philadelphia with a firm declaration: “I was raped.” One woman testifying on Wednesday pointedly called Cosby a “serial rapist,” while another choked back tears as she asked him, “You remember, don’tRead More

Bissonnette hearing this week as lawyers challenge 150-year sentence

Bissonnette hearing this week as lawyers challenge 150-year sentence

CTV Montreal Published Monday, April 9, 2018 5:25PM EDT Last Updated Monday, April 9, 2018 7:11PM EDT The man behind the attack on a Quebec City mosque will return to court Wednesday to face the start of sentencing arguments. Two weeks ago, Bissonnette pleaded guilty on all counts, admitting he killed six men at the Islamic Cultural Centre in January 2017. He faces up to 150 years in prison – but his lawyers are arguing that’s unconstitutional. Because of changes to the Criminal Code in 2011, Bissonnette could face sixRead More

Kinder Morgan suspends ‘non-essential activities’ on Trans Mountain Pipeline

Kinder Morgan suspends 'non-essential activities' on Trans Mountain Pipeline

Kinder Morgan Canada says it is suspending all non-essential activities and related spending on the Trans Mountain Expansion Project in the face of continued opposition from the B.C. government. The company issued a release on Sunday saying that it would be focussing all its efforts on consulting with stakeholders to reach an agreement on May 31 that would allow Trans Mountain work to proceed. Kinder Morgan says the focus in discussions will be in two areas: clarity going forward, particularly on the ability to build the pipeline in B.C. andRead More

Annual conference focuses on gender inequality

Gender conference

On Saturday, a culturally-diverse group of people gathered for a conference at the University of Regina to discuss gender inequality. Many of the participants, who attended the Get Active with Amnesty Saskatchewan Provincial Conference, had a story to share, including U of R president Vianne Timmons. Timmons’s grandmother was married at 16 to escape being a servant. “When she looks at how far we have come, and how far we have to go… I think she would be disappointed,” Timmons said. The event was comprised of workshops and panel discussions.Read More

Calves dressing for comfort

Calves dressing for comfort

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