May 28th, 2015

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NewsAlert:Takata airbag recall affects 1.2 million vehicles in Canada

By The Canadian Press on May 28th, 2015

TORONTO – The federal government says an expanded recall of faulty Takata airbags covers about 1.2 million vehicles in Canada. Transport Canada says the recall affects models from Honda, BMW, Ford and Chrysler from the years 2001 to 2014. The list of affected vehicles posted online by Transport Canada includes the Honda Civic, Accord and ... Read More »

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Prosecutor presents blood-stained clothes at actor Dustin Diamond’s bar brawl stabbing trial

By The Associated Press on May 28th, 2015

PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. – A prosecutor has presented a bloodstained T-shirt and sweater along with a sliced coat all worn by a man who says he was stabbed by TV actor Dustin Diamond in a Wisconsin barroom scuffle. Twenty-five-year-old Casey Smet took the stand Thursday as Diamond’s trial entered its second day. Smet says Diamond, ... Read More »

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NHL says Stanley Cup final begins June 3 in New York, Tampa or Anaheim

By The Canadian Press on May 28th, 2015

NEW YORK, N.Y. – The NHL announced that the Stanley Cup final will open with Game 1 on Wednesday, June 3 in either New York, Tampa or Anaheim. Game 1 will be at Madison Square Garden if the Rangers beat the Lightning in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final Friday night. If the Lightning ... Read More »

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The Latest: Aches and pains bothering Djokovic at French Open, calls for medical timeout

By The Associated Press on May 28th, 2015

PARIS – The Latest from the French Open: ___ 5:29 p.m. That’s not an encouraging sight: top-ranked Novak Djokovic lying flat on his stomach on the red clay of Roland Garros, being given a massage for what appears to be an aching right hip or groin problem. But after the medical timeout, Djokovic served to ... Read More »

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In wake of scandals, FIFA’s sponsors call for change in how world football is managed

By Pan Pylas, The Associated Press on May 28th, 2015

LONDON – Worried that their reputations will be tarnished by their links to FIFA, major sponsors are demanding that soccer’s global governing body clean up its act, with Visa even warning it is prepared to jump ship. Coca-Cola also made it clear it is unhappy with the scandals rocking the organization, which saw the head ... Read More »

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Official Pan Am Games song features Juno Award winner Serena Ryder

By The Canadian Press on May 28th, 2015

TORONTO – Canadian artist Serena Ryder has lent her voice to the official song of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games. The Games’ organizing committee and official broadcaster CBC announced the release of “Together We Are One” in a news release Thursday. The song was selected from a pool of 70 submissions. ... Read More »

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Lebanese-Canadian man detained in Cyprus after potential explosive material found

By The Associated Press on May 28th, 2015

NICOSIA, Cyprus – A Cyprus court has ordered a 26-year-old Lebanese-Canadian man to remain in police custody for eight days after two tons of a chemical compound that can be turned into an explosive was discovered at his home. Cyprus police spokesman Andreas Angelides says the suspect, who was staying in the southern town of ... Read More »

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Oil drilling issue to resurface?

By Lethbridge Herald on May 28th, 2015

Dave MabellLETHBRIDGE HERALDdmabell@lethbridgeherald.comWest Lethbridge residents may be facing another oil-drilling proposal.Bids were being accepted Wednesday for a lease covering more than 1,150 hectares of land, with rights to drill for oil or natural gas.A map on an Alberta Energy website site shows the drill site would be near the Sunset Acres residential development — and ... Read More »

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Lethbridge women facing charges after bringing toddler to alleged drug deal: ALERT

By Lethbridge Herald on May 28th, 2015

Two Lethbridge women were arrested and are facing charges under Alberta’s Drug-endangered Children’s Act after bringing a three-year-old girl to an alleged drug deal, according to Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT).ALERT Lethbridge, an integrated team consisting of Lethbridge Regional Police Service and RCMP members, made the arrest on May 25 as part of an operation ... Read More »

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CBC-TV stacks fall and winter lineups with British, Aussie fare

By Cassandra Szklarski, The Canadian Press on May 28th, 2015

TORONTO – CBC-TV is turning to British, Australian and U.S. series to bolster its summer, fall and winter lineups. The public broadcaster will be airing a slew of foreign shows including the Hallmark Channel period drama “When Calls the Heart,” the recently cancelled BBC2 drama “Banished,” the British comedy “Raised by Wolves” and the British ... Read More »

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Union leader unsure of plan to put RCMP in charge of Parliament Hill security

By The Canadian Press on May 28th, 2015

OTTAWA – Will putting the Mounties in charge of security for all of Parliament Hill actually make it safer? The head of the union that represents the existing internal security team thinks not. None of the 225 guards currently patrolling inside the Parliament Buildings will lose their jobs under the new security plan, which is ... Read More »

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