February 21st, 2017

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Jill Biden to be named board chair of Save the Children

NASHVILLE – Dr. Jill Biden, educator and wife of former Vice-President Joe Biden, has been named board chair of Save the Children. Biden, who still teaches English to college students, said she was honoured to be asked to chair the international aid organization’s board and thought its emphasis on education was a perfect fit for ... Read More »

Paralympic swim star Huot helps Blue Jays catcher Martin get in shape

DUNEDIN, Fla. – When Russell Martin decided to take up swimming as an off-season workout option a year ago, he was amazed at how quickly he progressed in the pool. It didn’t hurt that his coach and training partner was a nine-time Paralympic gold medallist. The Blue Jays catcher, who was born in Toronto but ... Read More »

Man charged after camera found in thermos allegedly used to film in washroom

TORONTO – A Toronto man has been arrested after allegedly using a camera hidden in a thermos to film people in a washroom. Police say officers responded to a call about a suspicious incident at the Rexdale Community Health Centre last Friday and seized a silver thermos located in a staff washroom. They say a ... Read More »

Follow that horse: German police track manure to culprit

BERLIN – Police in Bavaria say they were able to track down a man responsible for a hit-and-run by following the hoof prints and manure left behind by the horse pulling his carriage. Police in Grafenrheinfeld said the 78-year-old man scraped a car parked at the side of the road Tuesday as he trotted through ... Read More »

Young dog blinded in eye after alleged beating in northern Alberta community

FORT MCKAY, Alta. – Charges have been laid against a man in northern Alberta who is accused of beating two chained-up dogs, including an eight-month-old canine that was left with multiple skull fractures and badly injured eye. Wood Buffalo RCMP say they got word Sunday morning about someone beating his neighbour’s dogs with a weapon ... Read More »

Ottawa Redblacks acquire quarterback Tate from Calgary Stampeders

OTTAWA – The Ottawa Redblacks have acquired veteran quarterback Drew Tate from the Calgary Stampeders a 2018 fifth-round draft pick. The move comes after Calgary signed veteran quarterback Mitchell Gale on Wednesday. Tate, 32, spent the first eight years of his CFL career with Calgary. The six-foot, 190-pound Tate completed 380-of-572 passes (66.4 per cent) ... Read More »

Chelsea Carey improves to 4-1 by topping Kerry Galusha 7-4 at Scotties

ST. CATHARINES, Ont. – Team Canada’s Chelsea Carey defeated Kerry Galusha of the Northwest Territories 7-4 to move into sole possession of third place at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts. Carey improved to 4-1 with the win while Galusha fell to 3-2. Ontario’s Rachel Homan and Manitoba’s Michelle Englot lead the round-robin standings at 5-0. ... Read More »

Top 2 CSX execs retiring in spring as CEO discussions with Hunter Harrison continue

OMAHA, Neb. – The top two CSX executives plan to retire this spring as the railroad is in discussions with a hedge fund that wants to install Hunter Harrison, the executive who led Canadian Pacific’s turnaround. CSX said Tuesday that its Chairman and CEO Michael Ward and President Clarence Gooden will both retire at the ... Read More »

Artists seek $1.25 million for Bowie memorial in London

LONDON – Artists and activists want to create a permanent memorial to David Bowie in the London neighbourhood where he was born. Plans were unveiled Tuesday for a three-story-tall lightning bolt sculpture , inspired by the cover of Bowie’s album “Aladdin Sane.” The proposal is to install it across from the Brixton Underground station, beside ... Read More »

Hollywood actor Jamie Foxx target of racial slur in Croatia

DUBROVNIK, Croatia – Croatian police have filed disorderly conduct charges against two people who allegedly used a racial slur to insult Hollywood actor Jamie Foxx in a restaurant. Police said they acted after receiving reports Sunday of “particularly arrogant and rude” insults made against restaurant guests, including “one of the guests on racial grounds.” The ... Read More »

Canada’s Tardi tops Switzerland’s Hess 8-3 at world junior curling playdowns

GANGNEUNG, Korea, Republic Of – Canada’s Tyler Tardi defeated Switzerland’s Jan Hess 8-3 on Tuesday at the world junior curling championship. Tardi and his B.C. team from Langley/New Westminster moved into a second-place tie with the United States at 5-2 with the victory. “We don’t want to look too far ahead, but we’re feeling confident,” ... Read More »