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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


Police release images of vehicle in investigation of Toronto playground shooting

Police release images of vehicle in investigation of Toronto playground shooting

CTVNews.ca Published Friday, June 15, 2018 7:42AM EDT Last Updated Friday, June 15, 2018 9:07AM EDT Police are making a plea for anyone with information to come forward after a brazen shooting in the east end of Toronto Thursday afternoon. Two young girls playing in a small playground in a housing complex were shot. They were among 11 kids playing in the McCowan Road and Steeles Avenue area of Scarborough on a bright, sunny day. Police released images of a “vehicle of interest” in their attempted murder investigation Friday morning.Read More


Benedict Cumberbatch praised for tackling muggers

Benedict Cumberbatch

LONDON — The food-delivery firm Deliveroo thanked Benedict Cumberbatch on Saturday after a newspaper reported that the “Sherlock” star had fought off muggers who were attacking one of its cyclists. Uber driver Manuel Dias told the Sun newspaper that he was driving Cumberbatch and his wife Sophie Hunter along London’s Marylebone High Street when they saw a cyclist being hit with a bottle. He said Cumberbatch jumped out of the car and grabbed one of the attackers. “I had hold of one lad and Benedict another,” Dias was quoted asRead More


Morneau to give speech in Calgary ahead of Kinder Morgan deadline

Bill Morneau

CALGARY — Finance Minister Bill Morneau is headed west next week with plans to give a speech to a Calgary business audience a day ahead of a deadline set by Kinder Morgan for its controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. The Calgary Chamber of Commerce, which announced the event set for May 30, says the speech will focus on securing Canada’s economic future. Kinder Morgan suspended all non-essential construction on the Trans Mountain project in April, citing obstruction by B.C. that put the viability of the pipeline in question. TheRead More


Renaming of Emily Carr painting spurs debate about reconciliation in art

Canadian artist Emily Carr

TORONTO — The painting depicts a colonial structure in an Indigenous setting, but it’s the name of the work that’s spurred a debate about how the art world should address reconciliation. The Art Gallery of Ontario has renamed a painting by Canadian artist Emily Carr as part of a broader effort to eliminate culturally insensitive language from titles in its collection, a curator says. But others in the artistic community contend that displacing a work from its historical context does far more cultural damage than a name. In the 1929Read More


Edmonton police to march out of uniform in Pride parade

Edmonton pride

EDMONTON — Police officers will march in this year’s Edmonton Pride festival, but not in their uniforms. The Edmonton Pride Festival Society says it restricted enforcement vehicles, lights and sirens in the 2017 parade after a similar move in Toronto. It was due to concerns that police were making marginalized people feel unsafe. Supt. Brad Doucette said at the time that the Edmonton Police Service had more work to do if the community wasn’t comfortable with a police presence. The service met with the festival society to discuss what couldRead More


College football player in Japan bows in shame over tackle

Miyagawa

Stephen Wade and Mari Yamaguchi, The Associated Press Published Tuesday, May 22, 2018 10:10AM EDT TOKYO — A college football player in Japan has apologized for intentionally injuring the quarterback of an opposing team with a late tackle , an incident that has riveted the country for several weeks. In a news conference shown live on television across the country on Tuesday, Taisuke Miyagawa bowed deeply and said his coach had told him to do it. But he said he should have been stronger and refused the order. The coach,Read More


Hydro One’s planned merger with U.S. energy firm Avista passes another hurdle

Hydro One office

TORONTO – Hydro One Ltd. and Avista Corp. say their proposed merger has cleared another hurdle in the U.S. The two companies say the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States has completed a review of the deal and found no unresolved national security concerns. The friendly deal announced last summer for the Ontario-based utility to acquire the U.S. energy company received antitrust clearance in the United States in early April and consent from the Federal Communications Commission on May 4. Avista shareholders had previously approved the deal onRead More


N.B. campground opening delayed due to flood damage

N.B. campground opening delayed due to flood damage

The historic flooding of recent weeks has left significant damage that will take weeks to repair, including at a family owned campsite that has been located on the river for more than half a century. Repairing roads is not how Howard Hearns usually spends his Victoria Day weekend. “I’d be parking RV’s, one after the other. Trailers would be rolling both lanes here,” says Hearns, who owns Hardings Point Campground in Carters Point, N.B. But the campground he’s operated for 58 years is not open for business, and Hearns isRead More


Johnny Manziel has first practice with Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Johnny Manziel

The Canadian Press Published Sunday, May 20, 2018 10:50AM EDT Last Updated Sunday, May 20, 2018 11:35AM EDT HAMILTON – It hasn’t taken long to see Johnny Manziel’s impact with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Roughly 200 fans took in the opening day of the CFL team’s training camp at Ron Joyce Stadium, which also happened to be Manziel’s first practice with the Ticats after signing with the club Saturday. That’s about double the normal fan turnout. And although the Ticats sold roughly two dozen Manziel jerseys after his signing, the onlyRead More