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USA Gymnastics president: mediation with Nassar survivors

Larry Nassar

BOSTON — The legal portion of the Larry Nassar scandal at USA Gymnastics may soon be over. USA Gymnastics President Kerry Perry said representatives for both the organization and athletes who were abused by Nassar — a former national team doctor who abused hundreds of women under the guise of medical treatment — met last week. Perry called the mediation talks “not only productive but continuing to move us down the path of resolution.” Perry made the remarks on Sunday in her first extended question-and-answer session with reporters since takingRead More


Ian Tyson bows out of upcoming Drumheller performance due to serious health concerns

Ian Tyson

In an email to ticket holders for the sold out ‘An Evening of Cowboy Songs and Stories’ in Drumheller, 84-year-old Ian Tyson announced he would not be performing as he is experiencing heart problems. The August 25 concert at the Badlands Amphitheatre was to include performances by Tyson and Corb Lund. In a letter to his fans shared on social media on Friday morning, Lund says he will still take to the stage on August 25 and ‘honour the intended spirit of the evening’. “Ian and I hope to doRead More


Teenage shooting victim attends sold-out Danforth benefit concert

Teenage shooting victim attends sold-out Danforth benefit concert

Olivia Bowden, The Canadian Press Published Sunday, August 12, 2018 8:12AM EDT Last Updated Sunday, August 12, 2018 1:59PM EDT TORONTO — A young victim of the mass shooting in Toronto’s Greektown neighbourhood was among the crowd at a benefit concert held Saturday night to raise money for those impacted by last month’s violence. Samantha Price, a recent high school grad, said she was on Danforth Avenue eating ice cream with 18-year-old Reese Fallon and some other friends on the night of July 22 when a gunman opened fire intoRead More


Manziel picked off four times in CFL debut as Ticats down Alouettes 50-11

Montreal Alouettes quarterback Johnny Manziel

MONTREAL — Johnny Manziel called it a humbling experience. The much-hyped CFL debut of the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner was a disaster as everything went downhill after his first pass was picked off by Larry Dean and his Montreal Alouettes were trounced 50-11 by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Friday night. It wasn’t all Manziel’s fault, but he was intercepted four times in the first half and put up only 104 yards on 11 completions before he was replaced by backup Vernon Adams in the fourth quarter. He wasn’t buying theRead More


Three Mile Lake residents warned about potential blue-green algae bloom

Algae

Health officials are cautioning residents around Three Mile Lake about the likelihood of a blue-green algae bloom. The health unit warns that exposure to blue-green algae can pose a health risk to people and animals. Blue-green algae contains toxins which could be harmful to people and animals. It tends to develop in August and early September.  In some cases, blue-green algae can be deadly to pets.  In New Brunswick, health officials confirmed on Friday three dogs died after being in or near the Saint John River after ingesting blue-green algae. Read More


Ten-year-old ‘Superman’ bests Phelps’ 23-year-old swim record

Ten-year-old 'Superman' bests Phelps' 23-year-old swim record

A 10-year-old boy nicknamed “Superman” demonstrated his extraordinary swimming ability when he shattered a decades-old record belonging to Michael Phelps. Clark Kent Apuada of California swam the 100-metre butterfly in 1:09.38 at the Far West International Championship, breaking Phelps’ 23-year-old record by more than a second. In 1995, Phelps, a 28-time Olympic medallist, set the age group record with a time of 1:10.48. Apuada went on to win seven gold medals in seven events at the swim meet. Clark Kent Apuada breaks Michael Phelps Far Western Age Group Record setRead More


Strong storm topples trees in southeast Calgary

No one hurt when trees topple in southeast Calgary

A storm that blew through Calgary late Monday afternoon packed winds strong enough to blow down two trees in Penbrooke Meadows in southeast Calgary. Homeowner Glenn Macadam was surprised by the sight when he came home from work. “The trees were split and had two tops and the wind came from the north and it gusted up really strong really quickly and it knocked the leeward side of the tree over all the way across the road here blocked off the road took out the light here obviously both ofRead More


Care facility resident speaks out on allegations

Care facility resident speaks out on allegations

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Throne speech to detail Ford government’s plans for Ontario

Queen's Park

TORONTO — Ontario’s new government will lay out its plan for the province today in a throne speech expected to highlight several of Premier Doug Ford’s campaign promises. The speech, which opens every new legislative session, is written by the premier’s office but read out by Lt.-Gov. Elizabeth Dowdeswell in a formal ceremony. While the new government has been quiet about the specifics of the speech, it said earlier this week that the rare summer sitting was meant to address three priorities. Those priorities are scrapping the cap-and-trade system, endingRead More


Windsor company fined $75K after worker critically injured by beam

CMF Group

A Windsor contracting company has been fined $75,000 after a worker was critically injured by a beam while working. CMF Group Inc. was fined after the incident at Service Mold + Aerospace Inc.’s plant at 2711 St. Etienne Blvd. on Oct. 28, 2016. CMF workers were installing new milling machines. The Ministry of Labour says a beam being lifted into the air became unbalanced and slid, striking one of the workers and causing critical injuries to the worker. Following a guilty plea, CMF Group Inc. was fined $75,000 in WindsorRead More