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Montreal’s Stroll collides with Hartley in first lap of Canadian Grand Prix

Lance Stroll

MONTREAL — Canadian Lance Stroll crashed with Toro Rossi’s Brendon Hartley on the first lap of the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday. The Montreal driver’s Williams punctured a tire and the car slid across the track and jammed the New Zealander’s car into a wall in a spectacular crash. Both cars were badly damaged but the drivers got out their cars apparently uninjured. The crash came shortly after what looked like a clean start to the 70-lap race. The incident brought the safety car onto the track. Stroll, 19, wasRead More


Investigation continues into death of man found in burned car on Ahtahkakoop First Nation

Brennan Ahenakew

RCMP are looking for more information as they continue to investigate the death of a man whose remains were found inside a burned vehicle. Police investigating the death of Brennan Ahenakew ask anyone who contacted him or saw his car on the Ahtahkakoop First Nation overnight May 9 and 10 to come forward. The remains of the 20-year-old were found in his burned vehicle the evening of May 10. A report about the car fire came in to RCMP that morning, at about 10 a.m., but the vehicle was notRead More


Winnipeg Jets eliminated from playoffs after 2-1 loss to Golden Knights

Ryan Reaves

Joshua Clipperton, The Canadian Press Published Sunday, May 20, 2018 5:47PM EDT Last Updated Sunday, May 20, 2018 6:00PM EDT WINNIPEG — Ryan Reaves scored the game-winning goal and Marc-Andre Fleury made 31 saves as the expansion Vegas Golden Knights continued their improbable run by defeating the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 on Sunday afternoon to advance to the Stanley Cup final. Alex Tuch also scored for the Knights, who lost Game 1 in Winnipeg before winning four straight to become the first team since the St. Louis Blues in 1968 toRead More


Police searching for suspect following groping incidents downtown

Winnipeg police

Winnipeg Police Service is looking to find the person or people responsible for two groping incidents in downtown Winnipeg. Police said the first incident happened on Friday, May 18 around 7:50 a.m. in the skywalk near Bell MTS Place and Cityplace Shopping Centre when a woman in her 30’s was approached and grabbed by a man. The man is described as approximately 20-years-old, five feet tall with a small build and wearing a t-shirt and cargo pants. No surveillance photos have been released from this incident.  The second incident tookRead More


New flood warnings issued for B.C. communities still in recovery mode

New flood warnings issued for B.C. communities still in recovery mode

VANCOUVER — Heavy rain in southern British Columbia has eased but concerns about flooding remain high in dozens of communities from the Fraser Valley east to Alberta. Environment Canada has lifted a special weather statement that forecast up to 40 millimetres of rain for the Boundary and Similkameen regions, which were already coping with thousands of evacuations caused by rivers swollen from snowmelt after recent hot weather. Despite the improved conditions, flood warnings were posted Friday for the Salmon River near Falkland and Salmon Arm, as well as the SlocanRead More


Malaysian leader denies fleeing prosecution after shock electoral defeat

Defeated Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak

The Associated Press Published Friday, May 11, 2018 10:18PM EDT Last Updated Friday, May 11, 2018 10:37PM EDT KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said Saturday he will take a short holiday to spend time with his family after a shocking electoral defeat that ended the 60-year rule of his coalition. A leaked flight manifesto shows Najib and his wife Rosmah Mansor are due to leave on a private jet on Saturday to Jakarta, fueling rumours he was fleeing the country to escape possible prosecution overRead More


Meet Daisy, a dog that brings comfort to the dying

Meet Daisy, a dog that brings comfort to the dying

An Ontario hospice has hired a full-time employee perfectly suited to provide a dose of happiness to those moving through life’s final transition. Daisy, a three-year-old golden Labrador retriever, has been working as a certified service dog at Hospice Simcoe in Barrie, Ont. for about a year. Her job is simple: to be there for those who need her most. “She can reduce anxiety, she can lower blood pressure, just by being there with people. She loves to be touched,” hospice employee Lynda Murta, who is also Daisy’s primary careRead More


‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ debuts, brings Millennium Falcon to Hollywood

Solo: A Star Wars Story debuts in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES – Hollywood played host Thursday evening to a few more scoundrels than usual for the world premiere of “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” The film tells the story of the early years of smuggler Han Solo, who was played by Harrison Ford in seven films in the “Star Wars” franchise. The film stars Alden Ehrenreich as Solo and Donald Glover as a Lando Calrissian, both actors playing younger versions of the characters made famous by the original “Star Wars” trilogy. “Solo” also features fan favourites Chewbacca and theRead More


Zimmerman charged with stalking Trayvon Martin film investigator

George Zimmerman

SANFORD, Fla. — Authorities say George Zimmerman threatened a private investigator working for a documentary filmmaker. Court records show Zimmerman was issued a summons for a May 30 arraignment on a charge of misdemeanour stalking. A sheriff’s report says the investigator contacted Zimmerman in September on behalf of Michael Gasparro, who is making a documentary on Trayvon Martin. The series is being produced by rapper Jay-Z. Court records show the private investigator received 55 phone calls, 67 text messages, 36 voicemails and 27 emails from Zimmerman in December. The recordsRead More


Calgary greenspaces a little nicer after the annual pathway cleanup

Calgary greenspaces a little nicer after the annual pathway cleanup

The annual event drew thousands of volunteers to clean up parks, paths and river banks across the city on Sunday. 2500 people signed up to take part for the 51st year in a row, and for many participants, it’s not just a cleanup, it’s a checkup on the changing city environment. “This gravel bar is kind of a new thing,” said volunteer John McDermid as he stood on the riverbank. “It wasn’t here before the flood five years ago. It seems to act as a comb that picks up aRead More