July 22nd, 2014

Southern People

Shares in Encana spinoff PrairieSky rise on inaugural financial results

By The Canadian Press on July 22nd, 2014

CALGARY – Shares in Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA) spinoff PrairieSky Royalty Ltd. (TSX:PSK) were up as much as 3.4 per cent on Tuesday following the release of its first financial report, which included a $24-million profit... Read More »

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Canada’s flag bearer Nattrass will soak up every moment of opening ceremonies

By Lori Ewing, The Canadian Press on July 22nd, 2014

GLASGOW, Scotland – When Susan Nattrass walks into a competition venue these days, she pauses to take a good look around, and composes a mental picture. “And I take a lot of photos. Because I want to have that memory,” Nattrass said. The 63-year-old trap shooter will carry Canada’s flag into the opening ceremonies of ... Read More »

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Rocket from Gaza lands near Israel’s international airport; Some US airlines cancel flights

By Tia Goldenberg And Karin Laub, The Associated Press on July 22nd, 2014

JERUSALEM – A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed near Israel’s main airport Tuesday, wounding one Israeli and prompting at least two American airlines to cancel flights to Israel in a reflection of high anxiety over air travel after last week’s attack on a Malaysian jet over Ukraine. It was the latest blow to ... Read More »

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Accidental Lawn Bowler: Wrong turn helped Tim Mason get to Commonwealth Games

By Joshua Clipperton, The Canadian Press on July 22nd, 2014

GLASGOW, Scotland – A wrong turn changed Tim Mason’s life. Having just moved to West Vancouver, B.C., he was in search of a local community centre and a new gym when he got his directions confused and stumbled upon some lawn bowlers. “I had played every sport under the sun – had a cup of ... Read More »

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Sweet, indeed. Stephan Eirik Clark’s ‘Sweetness #9′ gets a boost from ‘Colbert Bump’

By The Associated Press on July 22nd, 2014

NEW YORK, N.Y. – The “Colbert Bump” is becoming contagious. Edan Lepucki, whose novel “California” became a bestseller thanks to a plug from Stephen Colbert, has in turn helped another book catch on. During an interview on Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report” that aired Monday night, Lepucki recommended Stephan Eirik Clark’s “Sweetness #9.” By Tuesday ... Read More »

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White House says US to present intelligence data Tuesday on Ukraine plan crash

By The Associated Press on July 22nd, 2014

WASHINGTON – The United States says it is preparing to present data from the U.S. intelligence community laying out what’s known about the Malaysia Airlines plane that was shot down in Ukraine. White House spokesman Josh Earnest says the intelligence community will have some additional data to present Tuesday. No additional details about what would ... Read More »

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B.C. stars Harris, Arceneaux win CFL weekly awards after Lions’ rout of Montreal

By The Canadian Press on July 22nd, 2014

TORONTO – B.C. Lions running back Andrew Harris is the CFL’s top Canadian for the second week in a row while teammate Emmanuel Arceneaux is the league’s top offensive player of the week. The pair were consistently dangerous in the Lions’ decisive 41-5 win over Montreal on Saturday. Arceneaux caught eight receptions for 145 yards ... Read More »

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Bike path advocates say they put mysterious white flags atop New York’s Brooklyn Bridge

By The Associated Press on July 22nd, 2014

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Bike path advocates have taken responsibility for the appearance of two mysterious white flags on the Brooklyn Bridge. An entity called Bike Lobby tweeted Tuesday that it hoisted the flags to signal “surrender of the Brooklyn Bridge bicycle path to pedestrians.” The bridge is one of the most heavily secured landmarks ... Read More »

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Tow release and weather were factors in tugboat death off Newfoundland: report

By The Canadian Press on July 22nd, 2014

HALIFAX – Bad weather and an emergency tow release that did not work were factors in a fatal accident last year involving a tugboat off the south coast of Newfoundland, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada says. The Western Tugger was towing a barge called the Arctic Lift on May 10, 2013, when a tow ... Read More »

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US airlines cancel flights to Israel after rocket falls near Tel Aviv airport

By The Associated Press on July 22nd, 2014

Two U.S. airlines cancelled all flights to Israel until further notice, after a rocket landed near Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport. Delta Air Lines and United Airlines said Tuesday they are suspending service between the U.S. and Israel indefinitely. US Airways scrapped its Tel Aviv service Tuesday and said it is monitoring the situation in ... Read More »

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