April 22nd, 2018

Regional News

Man City celebrates title, Wenger’s farewell starts with win

By Steve Douglas, The Associated Press on April 22nd, 2018

MANCHESTER, England – Manchester City’s jubilant fans ran onto the field in their thousands, singing and dancing as the Premier League champions’ title celebrations exploded into life at Etihad Stadium. The mood was more muted at Emirates Stadium at the start of Arsene Wenger’s long goodbye to Arsenal. City and Arsenal enjoyed big home wins ... Read More »

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Bouchard outlasts Tsurenko in Fed Cup; Canada leads Ukraine 2-1

By Bill Beacon, The Canadian Press on April 22nd, 2018

MONTREAL – Eugenie Bouchard of Westmount, Que., outlasted Lesia Tsurenko 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (5), to give Canada a 2-1 lead over Ukraine in a best-of-five Fed Cup World Group II playoff on Sunday. The two hours 46-minute marathon left both players barely able to remain standing in the third set, but Tsuranko looked to be ... Read More »

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Trump leading on North Korea, says envoy to Canada as G7 ministers meet

By Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press on April 22nd, 2018

TORONTO – Donald Trump’s envoy to Canada says her president is leading international efforts to persuade North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons arsenal. Ambassador Kelly Craft offered that assessment as G7 foreign ministers began meetings in Toronto on Sunday on the world’s many peace and security challenges, with the North Korean nuclear crisis ... Read More »

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Rawsthorne’s try lifts Wolfpack over Raiders 16-12; Toronto wins ninth in a row

By The Canadian Press on April 22nd, 2018

BARROW-IN-FURNESS, United Kingdom – Nick Rawsthorne’s try in the 49th minute followed by a Ryan Brierley conversion gave the Toronto Wolfpack a 16-12 win over the Barrow Raiders on Sunday in the fifth Round of the Challenge Cup. Gareth O’Brien and Bob Beswick also had tries as Toronto won its ninth straight game in all ... Read More »

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Liberal MP Drouin says allegation made against him at party’s Halifax convention

By The Canadian Press on April 22nd, 2018

OTTAWA – Liberal MP Francis Drouin says an allegation has been made against him following an incident at the party’s convention in Halifax this weekend. Drouin, a 34-year-old MP from eastern Ontario, was described earlier this year as a rising star in the Liberal Party with a firm grip on the agriculture file and standing ... Read More »

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Montreal’s green alleys have environmental, community benefits, experts say

By Morgan Lowrie, The Canadian Press on April 22nd, 2018

MONTREAL – The little concrete alley off Montreal’s Desnoyers street sits in the shadow of a massive highway interchange, between two busy streets and a railroad track. But in the summer, it comes alive with fruit trees, a honeybee hive and flower and vegetable gardens bursting with colour. It’s one of more than 350 “green ... Read More »

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Poster for Elvis North Carolina show sells for over $42,000

By The Associated Press on April 22nd, 2018

RALEIGH, N.C. – A rare vintage poster for a 1955 Elvis Presley show in North Carolina has sold at auction for more than double the expected price. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports the poster for a show on May 19, 1955, in Raleigh sold this month for $42,500. Giles Moon of Texas-based Heritage ... Read More »

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RCMP spies saw women’s movement through ‘red-tinged prism,’ new book says

By Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press on April 22nd, 2018

OTTAWA – Canadian security agents were so busy looking for Communist infiltrators in the flowering women’s liberation movement, they all but missed a genuine social revolution that transformed millions of lives, says a newly published book. “Just Watch Us” delves into the dusty Cold War records of the RCMP security service to chronicle how Mountie ... Read More »

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4 dead in Waffle House shooting in Tennessee; suspect sought

By Sheila Burke, The Associated Press on April 22nd, 2018

NASHVILLE – A man wearing nothing but a green jacket and brandishing an assault rifle stormed a Waffle House restaurant in Tennessee and shot four people to death before dawn Sunday, according to police, who credited a customer with saving lives by wresting the gunman’s weapon away. The gunman shot people in the parking lot ... Read More »

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Rodrigue perfect as Canada shuts out Swiss at men’s under-18 worlds

By The Canadian Press on April 22nd, 2018

MAGNITOGORSK, Russia – Olivier Rodrigue made 17 saves as Canada shut out Switzerland 5-0 on Sunday in preliminary play at the under-18 men’s world championship. Allan McShane had a power-play goal and an assist to lead the Canadian (3-0) offence. Alexis Lafreniere, Aidan Dudas, Chase Wouters and Raphael Lavoie also scored. Akira Schmid stopped 34 ... Read More »

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New Brunswick Liberal calling for study on Canada’s endangered whales

By Kevin Bissett, The Canadian Press on April 22nd, 2018

FREDERICTON – A New Brunswick member of Parliament is calling for a federal study to take a closer look at the state of Canada’s endangered whales. Karen Ludwig, the Liberal member for New Brunswick Southwest, has tabled a private member’s bill that is expected to be debated in the House of Commons on Monday. Ludwig ... Read More »

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