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Court agrees to review decision to reopen ‘Serial’ case

Adnan Syed

BALTIMORE — Maryland’s highest court will review a decision to reopen a high-profile case for a man whose murder conviction was chronicled in the hit podcast “Serial.” Earlier this year, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals ordered a new trial for Adnan Syed, upholding a 2016 lower court ruling. But the state’s top court has now agreed to consider whether Syed’s murder conviction should be reinstated. A Thursday court document says the case will be set for argument during a December session. Syed was convicted in 2000 of killing hisRead More


Construction to widen a portion of Bow Trail Southwest about to begin

Bow Trail widening

Motorists in southwest Calgary will soon be driving into more road construction when the city officially kicks off the Bow Trail Southwest widening project Wednesday morning at 11:00 a.m.       It will include adding an eastbound and westbound lane between Old Banff Coach Road and 85th Street Southwest. The project will also see pathways on the north and south side of Bow Trail to Old Banff Coach Road and Strathcona Boulevard extended to allow for better walking and cycling connections between the communities, the speed limit will be reduced to 60Read More


Trump revisits old battles as he campaigns for South Carolina governor

Trump SC rally

Ken Thomas and Darlene Superville, The Associated Press Published Monday, June 25, 2018 10:39PM EDT WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. — Revisiting past battles, President Donald Trump on Monday dug into his tough trade negotiations with U.S. allies, his ongoing fight with Democrats over immigration and his 2016 election as he rallied supporters behind South Carolina’s Republican governor ahead of a tense runoff election. Trump arrived an hour late after storms forced Air Force One to circle South Carolina’s capital city, but he quickly implored Republicans to back Gov. Henry McMaster inRead More


Powwow celebrates ‘two spirited’ community members

Powwow celebrates ‘two spirited’ community members

Hundreds of people came to celebrate who they are at the University of Saskatchewan’s inaugural Two Spirit Powwow on Saturday. The Powwow is a new celebration in the LGBTQ community during pride week, but the message is the same. “It’s time that we start to embrace our two spiritness and being a two spirit person, “said Paulette Poitras, a Two Spirit ambassador. “I’ve had a different life. Born female, identify as a two spirit female” Jack Saddleback from Out Saskatoon says that the event is a big step in theRead More


Rays win against Blue Jays1-0 in 9th inning

Blue Jays Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Matt Duffy saved his best for last. Duffy’s ground ball found a hole between third and short with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning Wednesday and drove in the game’s only run in Tampa Bay’s win over the Toronto Blue Jays. “After seeing that many zeroes, it’s definitely awesome to come out on top in that game,” Duffy said after a game in which eight pitchers gave up a total of 10 hits. Duffy drove in Mallex Smith, who doubled with one outRead More


Golden Knights end Jets season, win Game 5

Golden Knights end Jets season, win Game 5

Ahmar Khan, CTV Winnipeg Published Sunday, May 20, 2018 4:02PM CST Last Updated Sunday, May 20, 2018 6:06PM CST The Vegas Golden Knights have done the seemingly impossible as they beat the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 in Game 5 to eliminate the last remaining Canadian team and advance to their first ever Stanley Cup Finals. Winnipeg’s valiant efforts fell short as Marc-Andre Fleury stood strong in the Vegas net stopping 35 of the 37 shots he faced on the day.  Vegas proved the trend of the team to score the firstRead More


U.S. criticizes China’s militarization of disputed waters

Chinese H-6K bomber

BEIJING — The Pentagon criticized what it called China’s “continued militarization” of island outposts in the disputed South China Sea, where the Chinese air force landed long-range bombers for the first time, putting entire Southeast Asia within their range. The China Daily newspaper reported Saturday that the People’s Liberation Army Air Force conducted takeoff and landing training with the H-6K bomber in the South China Sea. China is pitted against smaller neighbours in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich inRead More


Ontario NDP leader wouldn’t introduce corner store sale of beer and wine

Andrea Horwath

The current system of restricted retail beer and wine sales in Ontario works well and is socially responsible, New Democrat Leader Andrea Horwath said Saturday. Campaigning in Thunder Bay, Ont., Horwath said there’s no need to allow convenience stores to carry the products — a perennially favoured if never-implemented idea that once helped propel the Liberals to office in the mid-1980s. “I’m going to be straight up about it: I don’t think we need to have beer and wine in the corner stores,” Horwath said. “I don’t think this isRead More


Cape Breton community mourns deaths of local fishermen

Cape Breton community mourns deaths of local fishermen

Alex Cooke, The Canadian Press Published Sunday, May 13, 2018 3:55PM EDT Last Updated Sunday, May 13, 2018 6:19PM EDT PORT HOOD, N.S. — As officials continue to investigate a fishing accident that left two men dead in Cape Breton, the small community of Port Hood is left trying to make sense of the tragedy. Hugh Watts, 39, and Glen MacDonald, 58, died Saturday after their fishing boat capsized off the coast of nearby Colindale less than 100 metres from the shore. Investigators say the two died as a result,Read More


Maurice calls Winnipeg Jets ‘most skilled group that I’ve ever coached’

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WINNIPEG — Paul Maurice experienced a hockey epiphany five years ago in the hallway of a Kontinental Hockey League arena. Then the head coach of Metallurg — located in Magnitogorsk, a city in Russia’s industrial heartland where Europe meets Asia — wanted to commend 21-year-old Pavel Zdunov for his efforts after one particular game. When the language barrier didn’t allow it, something clicked. “His parents had passed away, he had a special-needs brother that he cared for himself, and he played pro hockey,” Maurice recalled. “He was just a greatRead More