April 30th, 2017

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Anaheim Ducks get back into playoff series with 6-3 win over Edmonton Oilers

By Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press on April 30th, 2017

EDMONTON – The Anaheim Ducks wrested some momentum back in their playoff series against the Edmonton Oilers with a 6-3 win Sunday. Edmonton still leads the best-of-seven Western Conference semifinal series two games to one. Edmonton won twice at the Honda Center to kick off the matchup. The Ducks can even up the series doing ... Read More »

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2 dead, 3 in stable condition after boat goes down off Vancouver Island

By The Canadian Press on April 30th, 2017

VICTORIA – Officials say two people are dead and three others are in stable condition after their boat went down off the west coast of Vancouver Island. Coast Guard spokesman Dan Bate says all five people were taken to shore Sunday afternoon, but health officials later confirmed that two of them had died. Sub-Lt. Melissa ... Read More »

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Five rescued after boat goes down off west coast of Vancouver Island

By The Canadian Press on April 30th, 2017

VICTORIA – Officials say five people have been rescued after their boat went down off the west coast of Vancouver Island. Sub-Lt. Melissa Kia with the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre in Victoria says someone on the 8.5-metre-long catamaran made a distress call around 1:20 p.m. Sunday after the vessel began taking on water near Bartlett ... Read More »

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12 killed by storms and flooding in South and Midwest

By The Associated Press on April 30th, 2017

CANTON, Texas – At least 11 people have been killed by tornadoes or flooding in the South and Midwest by a storm that also dumped a rare late-season blizzard in western Kansas on Sunday. Tornadoes hit several small towns in East Texas, killing four people. Three people were killed by flooding and winds in Arkansas, ... Read More »

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Oilers fans help sing U.S. national anthem after microphone failure

By The Canadian Press on April 30th, 2017

EDMONTON – The “Star-Spangled Banner” got a unique rendition on Sunday night at Rogers Place. Canadian country singer Brett Kissel came out to sing the U.S. national anthem decked out in an Oilers jersey and guitar prior to Game 3 of Edmonton’s Western Conference semifinal game against the Anaheim Ducks. But as he went to ... Read More »

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Rachel Homan caps impressive season with Champions Cup title

By The Canadian Press on April 30th, 2017

CALGARY – Rachel Homan capped an impressive season of curling by winning the Champions Cup. The Ottawa skip downed Sweden’s Anna Hasselborg 5-4 in the title draw at Canada Olympic Park on Sunday in the final Grand Slam of Curling event of the season. “It’s really exciting that we were able to finish the season ... Read More »

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11 killed by storms and flooding in South and Midwest

By The Associated Press on April 30th, 2017

CANTON, Texas – At least 11 people have been killed by tornadoes or flooding in the South and Midwest by a storm that also dumped a rare late-season blizzard in western Kansas on Sunday. Tornadoes hit several small towns in East Texas, killing four people. Three people were killed by flooding and winds in Arkansas, ... Read More »

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Tracy Lasorsa-Simon, wife of B.C. Lions great Geroy Simon, dies

By The Canadian Press on April 30th, 2017

VANCOUVER – Tracy Lasorsa-Simon, the wife of B.C. Lions director of Canadian scouting Geroy Simon, has died, the team announced on Sunday. The cause of death wasn’t released. “We are devastated at the news of Tracy’s passing and we ask that you keep the entire Simon family in your thoughts and prayers during this incredibly ... Read More »

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Gibbons expects suspension after errant Archer throw sails behind Bautista

By Melissa Couto, The Canadian Press on April 30th, 2017

TORONTO – Chris Archer said he didn’t mean it. Jose Bautista wasn’t sure. Blue Jays manager John Gibbons expects action from the league either way. After striking out Kevin Pillar to start Sunday’s game, Archer’s first pitch to Bautista sailed behind the Blue Jays slugger’s back in the first inning. Bautista responded by glaring down ... Read More »

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John Legend named 1st recipient of new social justice award

By The Associated Press on April 30th, 2017

SALEM, Mass. – John Legend is expected on a Massachusetts college campus this week to receive a social justice award. The singer-songwriter becomes the first recipient of the Salem Advocate for Social Justice award when he accepts the honour Tuesday at Salem State University. Legend is to perform and also discuss his work on criminal ... Read More »

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Promises on jobs, affordability continue to dominate B.C. election campaign

By The Canadian Press on April 30th, 2017

VANCOUVER – There’s just over a week left in British Columbia’s election campaign and the leaders are out on the hustings, trying to shore up votes. Liberal Leader Christy Clark is spending the day in the southeastern part of the province, where she’s repeating her party’s promise to protect jobs in resource industries like forestry ... Read More »

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