October 26th, 2021

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Calgary all-rounder Divya Saxena named MVP at cricket qualifier in Mexico

By The Canadian Press on October 26th, 2021

Calgary’s Divya Saxena has been named MVP at the ICC Women’s 2022 T20 World Cup Americas Qualifier in Mexico. Saxena scored 180 runs in six innings and finished not out in three of them. Her 70-run not-out performance in Canada’s opening match against Argentina was the tournament’s highest individual score. She also claimed two wickets ... Read More »

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Appeal in Alberta triple murder delayed until Supreme Court weighs other case

By Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press on October 26th, 2021

CALGARY – Alberta’s top court has agreed to hear a sentence appeal of a man convicted of killing three people but a hearing date has been delayed indefinitely. Derek Saretzky was found guilty of first-degree murder in the 2015 deaths of Terry Blachette, the man’s two-year-old daughter, Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette, and Hanne Meketech. He was sentenced ... Read More »

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Cause of eight N.B. ‘mystery’ brain disease deaths identified by pathologist

By The Canadian Press on October 26th, 2021

FREDERICTON – A neuropathologist who examined the deaths of eight people in New Brunswick initially described as having a mysterious neurological disease says the deaths were actually due to known diseases. A summary of the study led by Dr. Gerard Jansen of the University of Ottawa, posted this month on the Canadian Association of Neuropathologists ... Read More »

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FDA panel backs Pfizer’s low-dose COVID-19 vaccine for kids

By Lauran Neergaard And Matthew Perrone, The Associated Press on October 26th, 2021

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. moved a step closer to expanding COVID-19 vaccinations for millions more children as a panel of government advisers on Tuesday endorsed kid-size doses of Pfizer’s shots for 5- to 11-year-olds. A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel voted unanimously, with one abstention, that the vaccine’s benefits in preventing COVID-19 in ... Read More »

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Source: Former CFL chairman joins Hamilton Sports Group as executive committee member

By Dan Ralph, The Canadian Press on October 26th, 2021

Jim Lawson is back in the CFL. Multiple sources have told The Canadian Press that Lawson, who stepped down as CFL board chairman in 2019, has joined the Hamilton Sports Group as an executive committee member. The Hamilton Sports Group includes Bob Young and Scott Mitchell, the owner and chief executive officer, respectively, of the ... Read More »

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Iraqi officials: 11 killed in IS attack northeast of Baghdad

By Qassim Abdul-zahra, The Associated Press on October 26th, 2021

Baghdad (AP) – Gunmen from the Islamic State extremist group attacked a village northeast of Baghdad on Tuesday, killing at least 11 civilians and wounding six others, Iraqi security officials said. The officials said the attack occurred in the predominantly Shiite village of al-Rashad northeast of Baqouba in Diyala province. The circumstances of the attack ... Read More »

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Edward Rogers files B.C. court petition to have newly formed board declared valid

By The Canadian Press on October 26th, 2021

TORONTO – The son of late Rogers Communications Inc. founder Ted Rogers is seeking a ruling from B.C.’s Supreme Court that would legitimize a company board he formed by replacing five of its members. Edward Rogers’ mother Loretta Rogers and sisters Melinda Rogers-Hixon and Martha Rogers claim the board is illegitimate and does not comply ... Read More »

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Blackhawks GM resigns, team fined after sexual assault probe

By Jay Cohen And Stephen Whyno, The Associated Press on October 26th, 2021

CHICAGO – The Chicago Blackhawks mishandled allegations that an assistant coach sexually assaulted a player during the team’s Stanley Cup run in 2010, according to an investigation commissioned by the franchise that cast a shadow over the NHL on Tuesday. Stan Bowman, the general manager and president of hockey operations, resigned in the wake of ... Read More »

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In their own words: Quick Quotes about Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s new cabinet

By The Canadian Press on October 26th, 2021

OTTAWA – The makeup of the newly sworn-in Liberal cabinet caused a stir of responses on Tuesday. Here are some of things people said about the picks. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau “One of the things we saw very clearly in this election was that Canadians are expecting big things to be done by Parliament and ... Read More »

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S&P/TSX composite falls from record high ahead of Bank of Canada report

By The Canadian Press on October 26th, 2021

TORONTO – Canada’s main stock index ended a 14-day winning streak of daily gains as it moved off record highs ahead of Wednesday’s economic update from the Bank of Canada. The S&P/TSX composite index closed down 111.39 points to 21,173.45. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 15.73 points at 35,756.88. The ... Read More »

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FDA advisers back Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for young kids

By Lauran Neergaard And Matthew Perrone, The Associated Press on October 26th, 2021

WASHINGTON (AP) – A panel of U.S. health advisers on Tuesday endorsed kid-size doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, moving the U.S. closer to beginning vaccinations in children ages 5 to 11. A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel voted unanimously with one abstention that the vaccine’s benefits in preventing COVID-19 in that age group outweigh ... Read More »

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