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Matthews scores, then leaves with injury in 4-3 shootout win against Islanders

Toronto Maple Leafs' Auston Matthews

Dhiren Mahiban, The Canadian Press Published Thursday, February 22, 2018 10:47PM EST TORONTO – Tyler Bozak scored the shootout winner as the Toronto Maple Leafs edged the New York Islanders 4-3 at Air Canada Centre on Thursday night. Auston Matthews tipped a Jake Gardiner shot to tie it 3-3 with 3:29 remaining in the third, but later left the game favouring his right side after taking a hit from Cal Clutterbuck and not return. The 20-year-old missed six games in December with a concussion and another four games with anRead More

Trump defends his comments, says: ‘I’m not a racist’

Trump defends his comments, says: 'I'm not a racist'

Darlene Superville, The Associated Press Published Sunday, January 14, 2018 8:37PM EST Last Updated Sunday, January 14, 2018 11:27PM EST WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — U.S. President Donald Trump, on the defensive in the wake of recent disparaging comments about Haiti and African nations that have revived questions about whether the leader of the world’s melting pot is a racist, declared Sunday that he is not one. “No, No. I’m not a racist,” Trump told reporters who asked for his response to those who think he is a racist. “IRead More

Fraser Valley braces for flooding

Fraser Valley braces for flooding

The ice is beginning to thaw, but those rising temperatures are bringing fears of flooding. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

Virtue and Moir set record in winning eighth national title

Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue win nationals

Scott Moir of Ilderton and London’s Tessa Virtue have captured their eighth national ice dance championship in impressive style. Skating flawlessly, the duo scored 209.82 points, setting a Canadian record. The Olympic gold and silver medallists brought the crowd to its feet with their sensual skate to music from “Moulin Rouge. “The score is exciting,” Virtue said. “But skating in front of this crowd was something other worldly. It felt as if Canada was with us every single step and we’re so grateful.” Moir added: “That’s a moment we’ll rememberRead More

Rains drench Atlantic Canada, leading to flooding, outages and homes evacuated

Rain storm

HALIFAX — Much of Atlantic Canada is being pummelled with heavy winds and a downpour on Saturday, leaving more than 20,000 Maritimers without power and leading some people in southwest New Brunswick to evacuate their homes. Environment Canada says a low-pressure system will slowly track across the East Coast today, bringing up to 50 millimetres of rainfall to parts of southwestern Nova Scotia and Newfoundland’s south coast. The weather agency says the frozen ground has a reduced ability to absorb the deluge, which, combined with unseasonably mild temperatures in partsRead More

Some Tims raise prices on certain breakfast items after Ont. minimum wage hike

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TORONTO – The parent company of Tim Hortons says restaurants in select markets have increased prices on certain breakfast items. Restaurant Brands International (TSX:RBI) of Oakville, Ont., says regular price adjustments are “a normal part of the restaurant business.” The increases come after the company landed in hot water with consumers when it was revealed some franchisees cut employee benefits to offset the impact of minimum wage hikes in Ontario. On Jan. 1 the minimum wage in Ontario increased to $14 per hour from $11.60 — a 21-per-cent jump —Read More

U.S. House passes spy program after baffling Trump tweets

U.S. House passes spy program after baffling Trump tweets

Deb Riechmann and Jonathan Lemire, The Associated Press Published Thursday, January 11, 2018 3:51PM EST WASHINGTON — After a confusing morning of tweets by U.S. President Donald Trump, the House on Thursday passed a bill to reauthorize a key foreign intelligence collection program with an important tweak: It would require the FBI to get a warrant if it wants to view the contents of Americans’ communications swept up in the process. Legislation to renew the program that allows spy agencies to conduct surveillance on foreign targets abroad passed the HouseRead More

Montreal study shows effects of concussions on developing brains

Montreal study shows effects of concussions on developing brains

While much attention has been given to concussions and athletics in recent years, a new study conducted by researchers at Ste-Justine Hospital and the Universite de Montreal is shedding light on how they affect smaller people.   Ste-Justine researcher Miriam Beauchamp said concussions are more prevalent in preschoolers than they are in teenagers. “We also know that young children are quite vulnerable,” she said. “They’re in a really critical area of development.” Beauchamp and her team evaluated how developing brains were affected by injury. They said many affected children displayed changesRead More

Vancouver animators out of work due to Louis C.K.’s admissions of sexual misconduct

Dozens of employees for a Vancouver-based animation studio lost a big gig recently after a new Louis C.K. TV series was shelved because of his admissions of sexual misconduct. Vancouver’s Bardel Entertainment was in charge of animation for “The Cops,” a new TBS cartoon produced by and starring Louis C.K. and Albert Brooks. Fifty-three animators at the studio were put out of work when the show was cancelled after the comedian admitted to masturbating in front of, or on the phone with, five women he worked with at various pointsRead More

Japan’s emperor to abdicate at end of April 2019

TOKYO – Japan’s much admired Emperor Akihito plans to abdicate on April 30, 2019, at age 85 in the first such abdication from the Chrysanthemum Throne in about 200 years, the government said Friday. Akihito’s elder son Crown Prince Naruhito will ascend the throne a day later, on May 1, 2019, beginning a new as yet unnamed era. The decision was made Friday at a meeting of the Imperial House Council, which included politicians, judicial officials and imperial family members. Akihito expressed his apparent wish to abdicate in 2016, citingRead More