• Friend texted worries about boating with Marlins' Fernandez

    Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez was a patron at a Miami River bar and restaurant the same night he and two friends were killed in a boat crash, a spokeswoman for the establishment confirmed Tuesday. American Social Bar & Kitchen spokeswoman Dana Rhoden said in an email that Fernandez was there before the accident. The statement did not say whether Fernandez had been drinking or what time he left.

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  • 'It was over $16': Saskatoon woman speaks out after boyfriend killed in Manitoba

    When Ashley Hague stopped receiving text messages from her boyfriend Saturday night, she knew something was wrong. On Saturday just before midnight police in Winkler, Man., were called to Valley Bowling Lanes where they found a man unconscious. The man was Zachary Straughan, 25, from Saskatoon.

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  • Kate swaps green dress for recycled Hobbs coat on arrival in Yukon

    The Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, brought one of her favourite coats along on the royal tour of Canada, changing into the recycled, emerald-green trench coat for her arrival in Yukon. The royal dressed warmly to combat the chilly weather, waving to the crowds as she and Prince William stepped off the aeroplane. The royal looked effortlessly stylish in the Hobbs 'Persephone' trench coat, which she first wore to a St Patrick's Day Parade in Aldershot back in 2014.

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  • Mom of kids killed in Vaughan drunk-driving crash alleges extortion attempts

    The mother of three children killed by a drunk driver in Vaughan, Ont., has penned a heartbreaking Facebook post to mark the one-year anniversary of their deaths in which she suggests that she has been the victim of extortion attempts from people who picked up items from the crash site. Jennifer Neville-Lake lost children Daniel, 9, Harrison, 5, and Milly, 2, as well as her father, Gary Neville, 65, on Sept. 27, 2015, when an SUV driven by Marco Muzzo blew through a stop sign and collided with a minivan carrying the members of the Neville-Lake family. Two other family members, the children's grandmother and her mother, suffered serious injuries in the crash.

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  • As Clinton cheers, Donald Trump digs in after debate

    A defensive Donald Trump gave Hillary Clinton plenty of fresh material for the next phase of her presidential campaign on Tuesday, choosing to publicly reopen and relitigate some her most damaging attacks. The day after his first general election debate, Trump blamed the moderator and a bad microphone and said he was holding back to avoid embarrassing Clinton. Next time, he threatened, he might get more personal and make a bigger political issue of former President Bill Clinton's marital infidelities.

    The Canadian Press
  • Too many grizzly bears seeking berries dying in British Columbia: study

    A study suggests hungry grizzly bears drawn to bountiful berry crops in southeastern British Columbia are dying in disturbing numbers. The fruit the grizzlies want to eat is in the same Elk Valley area where lots of people live and work, so bears end up being hit by vehicles and trains or being killed by hunters and poachers. Clayton Lamb, a University of Alberta researcher, said the combination of great habitat and human activity has captured the grizzlies in what amounts to an ecological trap.

    The Canadian Press
  • Exotic dancers: Breast and buttocks law denies their freedom

    Jane Does I, II and III say the state of Louisiana is robbing them of their ability to express themselves, and doing so in a way that discriminates against their gender. In a federal lawsuit, the dancers say the law violates the First Amendment by denying them freedom of expression, and violates the Constitution's equal protection clause by unfairly targeting women. State Sen. Ronnie Johns wrote the law and is confident the courts will uphold it.

    The Canadian Press
  • NDP continues to question how Vancouverites with little income can own expensive homes

    NDP housing critic David Eby is once again calling for changes to the tax system after compiling new data on land titles in Vancouver.

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  • Ottawa's police chief says Carlington restaurant is a hotbed of criminal gang activity

    Ottawa police Chief Charles Bordeleau says that while he wants to see the Suya Spot on Shillington Avenue closed for good, he doesn't have the power to do it. The restaurant in Ottawa's west end is a "magnet" for criminal gang activity, Bordeleau said, adding that the establishment has been selling alcohol without a proper liquor licence. A few minutes later police were called to the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre, where the victim had been dropped off. Abdi Jama, 26, was later transferred to The Ottawa Hospital's Civic campus, where he died. Police say he was a known gang member.

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  • Americans living in Canada not swayed after U.S. presidential debate

    Thousands of Canadians tuned in to the first U.S. presidential debates last night but two people in Saskatoon were paying a little more attention than the average viewer. Claudia Manning and Joanna Daigle are both American expatriates living in Canada. Manning is a registered Democrat and Daigle is a registered Independent.

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  • Paramedics take 4 hours to respond to accident in Surrey

    The Surrey Fire Service is demanding answers after firefighters were left to care for victims of a car crash for nearly four hours on Monday before paramedics arrived. If you put yourself in the patients' position, it would've been very uncomfortable," says Surrey Fire Service assistant chief Chris Keon. Two people had possible back injuries, and firefighters stabilized them while waiting for ambulance crews to arrive.

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  • Details on Prince William and Kate's romantic date night and hotel room

    Duchess Kate and Price William are spending their only night of the tour away from Prince George and Princess Charlotte on Tuesday (Sept. 27), and they're definitely getting the royal - or rather presidential - treatment. The British royals will enjoy the Coast High Country Inn's presidential suite and the dining experience that comes along with it. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s visit to the Yukon territory onTuesday marks the only night of their eight-day royal tour of Canada that they will spend apart from their young children.

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  • Sanchez, Carrera open up two-game lead on wild card with win over Orioles

    If Tuesday night was Aaron Sanchez's last start of the regular season, he'll be happy with the way his first full year in Toronto's starting rotation played out. Sanchez threw six solid innings of one-run ball while striking out 10 to help lead the Blue Jays to a 5-1 victory over the Baltimore Orioles in a matchup between American League wild-card holders. As it stands now, the 24-year-old right-hander's next expected start would come on the last game of the season against the Red Sox in Boston.

    The Canadian Press
  • Hotel owner feels 'handcuffed' after building deemed heritage

    Doug Romanik has owned the hotel on Fort Street near Portage Avenue for more than two decades. Romanik received a letter from Winnipeg's standing policy committee on property and development, heritage and downtown development in February stating that his building would be assessed for its heritage value. "They showed up, did their walk through," said Romanik.

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  • Calgary man charged with second-degree murder in death of Stampeders player

    Police say about 20 witnesses, including several members of the Calgary Stampeders, were interviewed following the weekend shooting death of their teammate, Mylan Hicks. A 19-year-old man was charged Monday with second-degree murder after Hicks, a 23-year-old defensive back who was on the football team's practice roster, was gunned down outside a nightclub early Sunday morning. "There was an altercation and that involved several people inside the nightclub and was believed to have been over," Insp. Don Coleman said at a news conference announcing the arrest.

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  • UK opens secret files about 'Jewish terrorists' in 1940s

    The call to British military security forces came early in the morning, shortly after 1 a.m., and could not be ignored. The source didn't know the details of the plan, but warned that Gen. Evelyn Barker would be attacked on the brief journey between his home in Jerusalem and his office at British headquarters. The assailants were militant Jews from the Stern Gang, determined to drive the British from the land in their bid for Jewish sovereignty.

    The Canadian Press
  • Justin Theroux shares the secret to his marriage with Jennifer Aniston amid Brad Pitt divorce

    Justin Theroux has revealed the secret to his and Jennifer Aniston's happy marriage. Justin and Jennifer tied the knot in a top secret ceremony in August 2015 after four years of dating. You know, it's that thing of I have been working for the last three years on the TV show (Leftovers) which has prevented me from working on anything else," Justin told E! News this week.

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  • Match.com customers not feeling the love

    Tue, Sep 27: Some Canadian customers of dating site Match.com say they’re being billed for services they’re not receiving. As Sean O’Shea reports, customers say even after they quit the service, they’re still seeing charges on their credit card statements.

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  • Baby born with DNA from 3 people, first from new technique

    Scientists say the first baby has been born from a controversial new technique that combines DNA from three people — the mother, the father and an egg donor. The birth of the boy is revealed in a research summary published by the journal Fertility & Sterility. The magazine New Scientist, which first reported the birth, said the baby was born five months ago to Jordanian parents, and that they were treated in Mexico by a team led by Dr. John Zhang of the New Hope Fertility Center in New York.

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  • Canada's already booming mountain parks brace for 2017, when entry will be free

    Banff accommodations were nearly fully booked this summer as visitor numbers surged again, prompting Parks Canada to advise people planning trips for 2017 — when admission will be free — to book early and consider less popular times and places to visit. "We know that accommodations are pretty much at their max now," said Greg Danchuk, visitor experience manager for the Banff field unit. "We've already seen a good increase in [visitation].

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  • It's moving day for dozens of tent city residents in Langley

    Bylaw officers descended on a homeless camp in Langley Tuesday morning and went from tent to tent, telling people it was time to leave. City of Langley Mayor Ted Schaffer says the campers have been offered a place to stay at a nearby shelter. Janis Sanders, who has lived at the camp since late August, hopes to move into the shelter tonight with her dog, Isabella.

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  • Woman with Alzheimer's told by condo board to get rid of specially trained dog

    The Manitoba Human Rights Commission is investigating a complaint about a woman with Alzheimer's being told by her condominium board that she can no longer keep her specially trained dog. Donna Davidson's son Murray says he trained the Sheltie named Kaos to lead his mother to and from her husband's care home. Murray Davidson says the dog has been registered with Service Dogs of Canada along with a doctor's note stating the necessity of his mother having the animal.

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  • Pippa Middleton shares an exclusive recipe from her Heartfelt cookbook with Hello!

    There are two key ingredients to Pippa Middleton's enviable athleticism, which also happen to be her two great passions in life – delicious food and healthy living. "Healthy eating is something that all of us strive for, even if we sometimes stray," Pippa told Hello!. With the demands of family life, even the most enthusiastic cook can struggle to come up with new ideas week in week out and not rely on convenience foods to serve up a meal at the end of a long day.

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  • Patrick Brazeau takes seat in Senate for first time in more than three years

    More than three years after the beginning of his long legal saga, Sen. Patrick Brazeau has retaken his seat in the upper chamber. The Quebec senator was cleared to return back in July, when the RCMP opted not to pursue criminal charges of fraud and breach of trust based on his housing expense claims. Brazeau likened his first day back in the Senate to a rookie hockey player on the first day of training camp, but called it a good day for him and his family.

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  • Ottawa Chamber of Commerce chair Marie Boivin sanctioned by U.S. Treasury

    In a report released Sept. 22, the department's office of foreign assets control says it has designated the Vancouver-based company PacNet Group "a significant trans-national criminal organization" involved in processing, and profiting from, payments linked to mail scams. Boivin is the director of Accu-Rate, an Ottawa-based foreign exchange company and an affiliate of PacNet. Accu-Rate lists its corporate office at 2573 Carling Ave. It also has a currency exchange booth at the World Exchange Plaza in downtown Ottawa.

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