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B.C. Lions player fielding criticism after crushing hit on rowdy streaker

B.C. Lions player fielding criticism after crushing hit on rowdy streaker

A B.C. Lions player is fielding criticism after the defensive back issued a bone-crushing hit on a streaker over the weekend. B.C. Lions defensive back Marcell Young delivered the big hit on an incoming streaker during a stoppage in play in the first quarter of Saturday night’s game against the Montreal Alouettes. The streaker — who was wearing a Lions jersey but did not have pants or shoes — can be seen running onto the field toward Young, before he is levelled to the ground and apprehended. Following the hit,Read 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″]


Nova Scotia man who rescued elderly woman from fire to be honoured in Ottawa

Medal of Bravery

HALIFAX – A Nova Scotia man who will receive an award from the Governor General says he’s overwhelmed by the attention he’s received since he saved his neighbour’s life over a year ago. Travis Wolfe, 26, of the small village of Port Hood, N.S., will receive a medal of bravery from Julie Payette for rescuing his elderly neighbour from her burning home in February 2017. Wolfe says he was clearing snow from his grandfather’s driveway when an overheated generator exploded at his neighbour’s home over the hill, igniting a blazeRead More


Official: Syrian militants dug up graves to find Israelis

Syria

DAMASCUS, Syria – A Syria-based Palestinian official says insurgents have excavated graves in a cemetery in a refugee camp in the capital Damascus in search of the remains of three Israeli soldiers who have been missing for decades. Anwar Raja of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command said the bodies of the three Israeli soldiers who have been missing since a 1982 battle in Lebanon were transferred to Syria after the incident. He said the insurgents’ aim was to find the remains and transfer them to Israel.Read More


Alberta man competing in World Blind Golf Championships

Kiefer Jones

CTVNews.ca Staff Published Saturday, May 26, 2018 10:00PM EDT Last Updated Saturday, May 26, 2018 10:08PM EDT Navigating sand traps and trees is part of the challenge of golf — but imagine playing the game when you can’t see the course. That’s what golf is like for Kiefer Jones, 27, who recently qualified for the 2018 World Blind Golf Championships, which will be held in Italy in October. “I golf six days a week,” the Albertan told CTV News. “I don’t know what else I would do if I wasn’tRead More


Blue Jays beat Phillies 6-5 after escaping ninth-inning jam

Toronto Blue Jays

Aaron Bracy, The Associated Press Published Friday, May 25, 2018 10:34PM EDT Last Updated Friday, May 25, 2018 10:46PM EDT PHILADELPHIA — Justin Smoak homered, Sam Gaviglio struck out six over six innings and Ryan Tepera escaped a ninth-inning jam for his first save to lead the Toronto Blue Jays to a 6-5 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night. Yangervis Solarte and Kevin Pillar added RBI doubles for the Blue Jays, who opened a nine-game road trip after going 1-6 and getting outscored 43-22 on a seven-game homestandRead More


Paul Bernardo to appear in court on weapons charge

Paul Bernardo

Convicted killer Paul Bernardo is scheduled to make a court appearance in Napanee, Ont., today via video from prison. He is charged with one count of possession of a weapon and this will be his third court date on the matter when he steps before a camera at the maximum-security Millhaven Institution. Court documents show he alleged offence occurred Feb. 9 at the prison in Bath, Ont. Bernardo, one of Canada’s most infamous killers, was arrested in the 1990s on allegations that he raped and murdered multiple teenage girls atRead More


Cape Breton community mourns deaths of local fishermen

Cape Breton community mourns deaths of local fishermen

Alex Cooke, The Canadian Press Published Sunday, May 13, 2018 3:55PM EDT Last Updated Sunday, May 13, 2018 6:19PM EDT PORT HOOD, N.S. — As officials continue to investigate a fishing accident that left two men dead in Cape Breton, the small community of Port Hood is left trying to make sense of the tragedy. Hugh Watts, 39, and Glen MacDonald, 58, died Saturday after their fishing boat capsized off the coast of nearby Colindale less than 100 metres from the shore. Investigators say the two died as a result,Read More


Toronto Blue Jays closer Osuna charged with assault, placed on administrative leave

Toronto Blue Jays closer Osuna charged with assault, placed on administrative leave

The Canadian Press Published Tuesday, May 8, 2018 1:37PM EDT Last Updated Tuesday, May 8, 2018 2:36PM EDT Toronto Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna has been placed on administrative leave by Major League Baseball after being charged with assault. The league says it is investigating the circumstances of the charges in accordance with the joint domestic violence policy between the league and the MLB Players Association. Toronto Police said Osuna will appear in court June 18, but wouldn’t provide more details. The 23-year-old Osuna is in his fourth MLB season,Read More


Montreal’s transit workers vote 99 per cent in favour of pressure tactics

Montreal transit

Montreal bus and subway drivers have voted 99 per cent in favour of pressure tactics that may include a general strike as their union and the city’s transit company work toward a new contract. Their union, which is affiliated with the Canadian Union of Public Employees, had urged the 4,500 members to support their bargaining committee with a strong mandate in negotiations to replace contracts that expired in January. The union says the key issue in the talks are what it calls “completely unrealistic” schedules for bus drivers. Union presidentRead More