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Raonic, Shapavalov advance into third round of U.S. Open

Milos Raonic

The Canadian Press Published Wednesday, August 29, 2018 3:08PM EDT Last Updated Thursday, August 30, 2018 12:00AM EDT NEW YORK – Milos Raonic felt he stepped up in the second round of the U.S. Open – and the scoreline indicates the Canadian did just that. After an inconsistent performance in a four-set win over qualifier Carlos Berlocq to open the final Grand Slam of the year, the No. 25 seed downed France’s Gilles Simon 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 on a hot and humid Wednesday at Flushing Meadows. “Overall, I did thingsRead More


Fall on drinking glass severs spinal cord of two-year-old Calgary girl

Fall on drinking glass severs spinal cord of two-year-old Calgary girl

A preschool aged Calgarian continues to recover in hospital following a freak accident in July at the home of her grandparents. Two-year-old Jaclyn Derks was building a blanket with her five-year-old sister on July 22 when she fell onto a drinking glass that had been left on the floor.  A blanket had been draped between a bed and couch and when the young girl placed her hand on the blanket she tumbled to the ground below, shattering the glass. “I get off the bed and I fell on the glassRead More


Police search for two suspects after home owner tied up during robbery

Regina Police Service

Published Saturday, August 18, 2018 5:50PM CST Last Updated Saturday, August 18, 2018 5:52PM CST The Regina Police Service is investigating after a home invasion on Saturday afternoon. Police were called to the 700 block of McIntosh Street by a man who said two suspects had forced entry to his home. The male victim was tied up by the suspects while the suspects searched through the home for items to steal. The victim was eventually able to escape and ran to the neighbours house where he was able to contactRead More


RCMP appeal for tips, dashcam footage in German tourist shooting west of Calgary

Alberta shooting

AIRDRIE, Alta. – RCMP are appealing to the public for tips and dashcam footage as they continue to investigate the shooting of a German tourist earlier this month west of Calgary. The 60-year-old man was driving in a black Dodge Durango with his family near Morley, Alta., on Aug. 2. He survived, but the German consulate says he can’t talk or move his right side as a result of the injury. Cpl. Curtis Peters says it’s believed the car was travelling eastbound from Banff when the shooting occurred — notRead More


Van Buskirk and teammates thrilled to compete at home at NACAC championships

Buskirk

TORONTO — Kate Van Buskirk turned down a chance to race the 5,000 metres at the 2015 Pan American Games in her hometown. Instead, she flew to Europe to chase the Olympic standard in the 1,500 metres and came up just short. Passing up that opportunity is one of Van Buskirk’s biggest regrets, and so the 31-year-old from Toronto jumped at the chance to race in the NACAC Championships on Friday night at Varsity Stadium. “I was seeing all the tweets and the photos of the medallists and the standsRead More


Third suspect arrested in slaying of rapper XXXTentacion

A sweatshirt with an image XXXTentacion

Curt Anderson And Freida Frisaro, The Associated Press Published Thursday, July 26, 2018 9:08AM EDT Last Updated Thursday, July 26, 2018 10:42AM EDT FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The third of four suspects in the shooting death of emerging South Florida rap star XXXTentacion was arrested in rural Georgia at a relative’s house, authorities said Thursday. The U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested Robert Allen, 22, of Fort Lauderdale on Wednesday. He was booked into jail in Dodge County, Georgia, and is being held without bond on a warrantRead More


Historic lighthouse destroyed by lightning fire

Historic lighthouse destroyed by lightning fire

Onlookers looked in horror as a beloved lighthouse nestled in the St. Lawrence River, just west of Brockville was destroyed by a lightning fire on Monday, July 23. Many felt utterly helpless as they watched from the shoreline as flames brought down the aged structure after a single flash of lightning in stormy weather brought down the 162-year-old landmark. “A few people shed some tears. It was just kind of like a death in the family.” says Mike Milne, an area cottager in the Thousand Islands. The Cole Shoal LighthouseRead More


Regional police issue backpack challenge for kids in need

Chief Larkin with a backpack

The Waterloo Regional Police Service has called for other emergency service partners to join their Back to School Campaign. Last year, the campaign saw over 600 backpacks given out to kids in need. This year, along with Family and Children’s Services, they are hoping to give out even more. The backpack challenge calls for emergency service workers to donate a lunch bag, a backpack and a $25 gift card to Staples to get kids back-to-school ready. The program runs until August 17, and supports the FCS Back to School AssistanceRead More


Navan family fundraising to cover costly cancer treatment in Germany

Hope for Sarah

Four years after receiving her first cancer diagnosis, Navan’s Sarah Haddad is getting set for a journey she hopes will end her breast cancer battle once and for all. “It was just too painful to watch and know there was another thing out there that we could try,” said Sarah’s husband Matt Haddad. Sarah was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer in 2014. She was 26. After six months of intense chemo, a lumpectomy, and 29 rounds of chemo, she was declared cancer free. Her cancer came back in 2018,Read More


Double stabbing near Chinatown, two arrested

Stabbing July 20

CTV Montreal Published Saturday, July 21, 2018 8:50AM EDT Last Updated Saturday, July 21, 2018 9:02AM EDT Two men in their twenties were stabbed overnight near Chinatown between Friday and Saturday, according to Montreal police. Four suspects were apprehended after the assault. Police say that one victim is touch-and-go, and the other will survive his serious injuries. The incident occurred around 3:50 a.m. at the intersection of Boulevard Saint-Laurent and Viger Avenue – where an argument between several people degenerated for reasons that are still unknown.  Four people were arrestedRead More