August 30th, 2015

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Liberals and Tories attack NDP platform as Mulcair campaigns in Nova Scotia

HALIFAX – NDP Leader Tom Mulcair was the only major party leader on the campaign trail Sunday as he took his election campaign to the Maritimes, but the other two parties weren’t completely out of the spotlight as they both took aim at the New Democrats’ platform. Mulcair campaigned in Halifax on Sunday, the largest ... Read More »

Quad and motocross riders attacked by mother grizzly after encountering cubs

COCHRANE, Alta. – Alberta Fish and Wildlife says a quad rider and another rider on a motocross bike were attacked by a mother grizzly bear northwest of Cochrane. The agency’s enforcement division says in a Facebook post that the two riders were in an area known as the Ghost Public Land Use Zone on Saturday ... Read More »

Breakout star is ready to go

Healthy, happy Estephan ready to help Hurricanes take the next step Dylan PurcellLethbridge Heraldsports@lethbridgeherald.comThe Lethbridge Hurricanes’ most pedigreed player is also one of the quietest off the ice. Polite almost to a fault, Giorgio Estephan doesn’t act like a big shot anywhere but on... Read More »

Man United loses 2-1 at Swansea as 1st defeat of season exposes problems in attack, goal

MANCHESTER, England – Manchester United’s early-season problems at both ends of the pitch were exposed in a 2-1 loss at Swansea on Sunday that ended its unbeaten start in the Premier League. On the day Manchester City spent more than 50 million pounds ($77 million) on another attacking player, its cross-town rival again showed a ... Read More »

66-year-old man is 12th person to be gored to death during summer festivities in Spain

MADRID – A Spanish mayor says a man has died after being charged down and gored by a bull that was being herded into a northern village as part of annual celebrations to honour its patron saint. Jesus Garcia Pastor said the 66-year-old man had wandered into an area of the town of Cuellar that ... Read More »

Build a wall with Canada? US debate about Mexico touches the amigo to the north

WASHINGTON – A prominent U.S. presidential candidate appeared to entertain the idea of building a border wall with Canada when pressed Sunday in an interview about national security. The issue was raised with Republican contender Scott Walker in a talk-show interview. He didn’t bring it up himself, but didn’t shoot it down when asked. “Some ... Read More »

Rival parties poke holes in NDP platform as Mulcair campaigns in Nova Scotia

HALIFAX – NDP Leader Tom Mulcair was the only major party leader on the campaign trail today as he took his election campaign to Nova Scotia in an effort to increase the size of the foothold his party has in the region. But his rival parties didn’t let Mulcair have the field to himself, as ... Read More »

Turner Field US flag at half-staff, players’ families deal with grief after fan dies in fall

ATLANTA – The U.S. flag flew at half-staff at Turner Field on Sunday, one day after a fan died following his fall from the upper deck into the lower-level stands during a game between the Atlanta Braves and New York Yankees. Mary Beth Hauptle, an investigator with the Fulton County Medical Examiner, identified the victim ... Read More »

Thousands still without power in southwest B.C. after severe windstorm

VANCOUVER – BC Hydro says it could take until Monday morning to restore power to some areas of southwestern British Columbia after a windstorm tore through the region during the weekend. The utility says an estimated 500,000 customers were left in the dark on Saturday as 80-kilometre-an-hour winds brought trees and branches crashing down onto ... Read More »

Egypt announces two-stage parliamentary vote for October, November

CAIRO – Egypt has announced that parliamentary elections will take place in two stages in October and November. Ayman Abbas, head of the Supreme Election Committee, said Sunday that half the governorates will vote on Oct. 18-19. The second stage will take place for the remaining governorates on Nov. 22-23. Voters outside Egypt will cast ... Read More »

Some Quebec schools to start a ‘no exemptions’ sex ed pilot project

QUEBEC – Education on sexual matters is too important to be optional, according to Quebec’s ministry of education. The province is rolling out a new pilot project in which sex education, like French and Mathematics, will soon become mandatory for all students from kindergarten to the last year of high school, regardless of the religious ... Read More »