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Marcus Semien powers Oakland Athletics past Toronto Blue Jays 9-2

Oakland Athletics' Marcus Semien

TORONTO — Marcus Semien hit a two-run homer as part of a four-run fifth inning as the Oakland Athletics thumped the Toronto Blue Jays 9-2 on Sunday. Semien also drove in Oakland’s (25-22) ninth run of the game. The Athletics have won six of their last seven games and improved to 20-12 in their previous 32 games. Oakland starting pitcher Daniel Mengden (4-4) kept the Blue Jays bats silent. He pitched seven shutout innings while allowing just two hits and one walk. Toronto’s Joe Biagini (0-3) struggled to pitch deepRead More

'Deadpool 2' ends Avengers' box-office reign, rakes in $125M

Box Office

Fox’s “Deadpool 2” brought in $125 million according to studio estimates Sunday and ended the three-week reign of Disney’s “Avengers: Infinity War” at the top of the North American box office. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

Booze ban lifted, Manitoba campers enjoy spirited long weekend

Province lifts campground booze ban

For the first time in 23 years, campers in several Manitoba provincial parks are able to crack a cold one while within park grounds. In 1995, lawmakers in Manitoba banned liquor on campgrounds during the long weekend in May, but recently decided to lift the ban at six of its busiest provincial parks following years of declining alcohol-related offences. The move came as a big positive to campers who want to enjoy a couple drinks while spending their long weekend in the great outdoors. “If you respect it and you’reRead More

Turcot, Lafontaine Tunnel closures ensure traffic headaches over Victoria Day weekend

Turcot, Lafontaine Tunnel closures ensure traffic headaches over Victoria Day weekend

Montrealers will get no holiday from road closures over the Victoria Day long weekend, with major road closures coming due to work on the Turcot Interchange and Lafontaine Tunnel. Among the closures announced by Transport Quebec are: Highway 15 North between the 20 West and the Sherbrooke entrance, as well as from Blvd. de la Verendrye. The ramp from Highway 136 West to Highway 15 North. The ramp from Highway 20 East to Highway 15. The ramp from Highway 15 South to Highway 136 East. The ramp from Highway 15Read More

Physician’s prescriptions faulted in 3 Doors Down guitarist’s overdose: expert

Matt Roberts, 3 Doors down

MOBILE, Ala. – A pain specialist faults prescriptions by an Alabama physician accused of federal crimes in the 2016 drug overdose death of a former guitarist for rock band 3 Doors Down. Dr. Richard Snellgrove is accused of unlawful distribution of drugs and health care fraud in a case tied to the death of Matthew Roberts. The Fairhope physician faces up to 240 years in prison and up to $2.8 million in fines if convicted. reports that Dr. Rahul Vohra testified Wednesday in the trial in Mobile that Snellgrove’sRead More

Aggressive biters are back | CTV Edmonton News

Aggressive biters are back | CTV Edmonton News

Kiera Lyons, CTV Edmonton Published Thursday, May 17, 2018 4:35PM MDT Last Updated Thursday, May 17, 2018 7:40PM MDT It’s that time of year again, mosquito season.  People out playing sports like soccer or slow-pitch have no doubt noticed the pests, but the city says it’s not that bad. According to data collected from more than a dozen traps around the city, the number of mosquitoes so far this spring is well below average, but significantly more than the past three years. Over the last three years, the number ofRead More

Jets falter early on, Vegas nabs series lead

Marc-Andre Fleury

Ahmar Khan, CTV Winnipeg Published Wednesday, May 16, 2018 10:11PM CST Last Updated Wednesday, May 16, 2018 10:15PM CST The Vegas Golden Knights protected their newly gained home-ice advantage on Wednesday night beating the Winnipeg Jets 4-2. The Golden Knights speedy centre, Jonathan Marchessault opened the scoring by blazing past Jacob Trouba and slipping it past Connor Hellebuyck. The Jets responded in the second period as Mark Scheifele scored his 13th goal of the playoffs to tie it at one goal apiece. The lead however, did not last for longRead More

Highway 407 investigating ‘inside theft of data’

Highway 407 entrance sign

TORONTO — The company that operates a major toll road in southern Ontario says the personal information of roughly 60,000 people was stolen from its offices “some time over the past 12 months.” The privately-operated 407 Express Toll Route says in a statement that the stolen data is limited to account names and phone numbers, and no credit card or banking information was taken. It says the incident is being investigated as an “inside theft of data,” and no external breach of its systems is suspected. The company says itRead More

Info session on Mount Royal through traffic divides Montrealers

Cyclist on Mount Royal

The debate over through traffic on Mount Royal continued on Tuesday night at an information session three weeks before the ban is set to go ahead. The pilot project will stop all through traffic by cars on Camillien-Houde Way and Remembrance Rd. for five months of the year. Montrealers on both sides of a debate that largely pits drivers against cyclists showed up to voice their opinions on the local controversy. “It’s nonsense. They should keep the mountain open,” said resident Michael Shafter. “It should have elements of a park,Read More

Non-Indigenous professor gets go-ahead to teach residential schools course

Mount Saint Vincent

THE CANADIAN PRESS Published Tuesday, May 15, 2018 6:08PM ADT Last Updated Tuesday, May 15, 2018 6:14PM ADT HALIFAX — A non-Aboriginal history professor has been given the green light to teach a residential schools course at Mount Saint Vincent University, despite objections from some who say the course should be the purview of Indigenous academics. The Halifax school says a meeting was held Tuesday at the request of Dr. Martha Walls, who developed the course. The discussion included history department leaders, faculty, school administration and the senior adviser toRead More