Check out this week's Fantasy Baseball Fearless Forecast
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The family of a young indigenous woman missing since last summer is devastated by the discovery of her body in a farm field near Winnipeg, but relieved to get some closure, said a Manitoba grand chief. Winnipeg police said Saturday the body of 21-year-old Christine Wood was found Thursday in Springfield, Man., by a farmer inspecting his crops. "To George and Melinda (Wood), Christine's parents, I can't begin to know your pain, but I will ensure that Christine is returned home to you as soon as possible," Winnipeg police Chief Danny Smyth told reporters at a news conference.
President Donald Trump, in a flurry of Sunday morning tweets on the London attacks, criticized the city's mayor and bemoaned what Trump described as political correctness when it comes to national security. The attacks killed seven people in a busy section of London and wounded about 50 people. Trump went after London Mayor Sadiq Khan for saying there was "no reason to be alarmed." Khan did use those words in a television interview, but it was to reassure Londoners about a stepped up police presence they might see: "No reason to be alarmed.
Terror struck at the heart of London on Saturday night as attackers killed six people in a series of vehicle and knife attacks before police shot them dead. The assault began when a van veered off the road and barrelled into pedestrians on London Bridge. Three men fled the van with large knives and attacked people at bars and restaurants in nearby Borough Market, police and witnesses said.
Wheelchair racer Brent Lakatos continued his strong start to the season on Saturday at the Nottwil Grand Prix Para athletics competition in Switzerland where he notched his fifth world record in a span of 10 days. The 37-year-old's latest accomplishment was shaving nearly three seconds off the previous world record in the T53-54 1,500-metre with a time of two minutes, 51.84 seconds. The Dorval, Que., native set a new mark in the 100 twice last weekend in Arbon, Switzerland, as well as new records in the 200 and 800 events.
Amputee advocates in B.C. are shining a spotlight on what they say are the prohibitive costs of getting a prosthetic limb covered in the health care system. Emery Vanderburgh, a student at the University of Victoria, co-founded the advocacy group Ampuseek because of the struggle she faced getting funding for a prosthetic leg after she lost it to cancer when she was 17.
Legions of fans are expected to line the streets of Macon, Georgia, as music legend Greg Allman is carried to his final resting place in the same cemetery where he and his band members used to hang out and write songs amid the tombstones. Among them: former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, who confirmed Friday that he will be there. Carter says The Allman Brothers Band helped his 1976 presidential campaign by drawing large crowds at campaign events.
Lady Cynthia is a getting a lot of attention in the Town of Ladysmith, B.C., these days. "The variety of species of rhododendron is called Cynthia," said Johnson. The rhododendron is located at 226 Kitchener Street in the front yard of a private home.
Whitehorse's Christopher Blakesley is a 13-year-old geography whiz. "I like the evolution of maps, how some countries had land before, and now it's [another] country," said Blakesley, a Grade 7 student at Christ the King elementary school. To snag Yukon's top competitor title, Blakesley beat out all of the seventh graders in his school with the top score. He was then chosen to take the provincial and territorial quiz, "and then it's kinda gone from there," he said.
Marie Kenny of Brackley, P.E.I., has been named the Adelaide Hunter Hoodless Canadian Woman of the Year. Kenny, a longtime member of the P.E.I. Women's Institute, was presented with the award Saturday in Summerside.
A Vancouver pharmacist who makes house calls to patients wherever they may be has been named Canadian Pharmacist of the Year by the Canadian Pharmacists Association. Craig Plain is the pharmacy manager at the Pier Health Resource Centre at Main and Powell Street on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside — one of Canada's poorest neighbourhoods. "We kind of opened up with just a different idea in mind where we put the pharmacist on a little more of a face-to-face seating position to open the conversation a bit more," he said.
Impaired driving and speeding remain the two main factors that cause ATV accidents, he explained, adding that many accidents involving a vehicle being flipped. - Wear a helmet and proper safety equipment, such as gloves and goggles. "I'd like to think we're getting that safety message out.
About 200 volunteers took part in a mock emergency that involved a fake explosion at Toronto's Pearson International Airport early Saturday. Some of the volunteers pretended to be injured during the emergency exercise that was conducted by the Greater Toronto Airports Authority. The GTAA conducts emergency exercises every year, either with safety or security as a focus, and this year it was considered a security exercise, she said.
BOSTON — "Saturday Night Live" star Michael Che (CHAY) says he was surprised by the reaction to comments he made on the show in February, when he called Boston the "most racist city" he has ever visited. This story has been corrected to show Che's comment on apologies was made to a Boston University audience, not the Wilbur Theatre audience.
Joël Fafard describes it as a "silly moment" that happened when he spun the wheel of his mountain bike to test its performance. "The disc brakes are kind of new to me and my ring finger just simply slipped into that and that's like a sharp meat cutter, really," said the musician, who is from Saskatchewan but based in B.C. Fafard said his reaction was practical, not emotional.
Quebec's environmental review agency won't give the go-ahead for a proposed gold and copper mine southeast of Val-d'Or, saying that the woodland caribou in the area are too vulnerable. While between 6,000 and 9,000 remain in the province, the number near Val-d'Or in northwestern Quebec has dwindled to about 15. The environmental review agency, known as the BAPE, released a public report Friday saying that in another location, there would be no problem with the Akasaba Ouest project.
Grange Park is scheduled to reopen to the public in July after years of construction and landscaping, and the restored park will feature a beloved Henry Moore sculpture. The revitalization project for the park — found just south of the Art Gallery of Ontario — was announced back in 2014, and includes the addition of 60 trees, a larger playground, a dog off-leash area, and new paths, lighting and seating. When the park reopens, it will feature 'Large Two Forms', the bronze work of abstract art from British artist Henry Moore that's called the corner of McCaul and Dundas Streets home since 1974.
Edmonton police are warning boaters about less than ideal conditions on the North Saskatchewan River. The river water is high and it's moving fast. Along with floating driftwood, that means boaters and other river users need to be cautious, Const. Derek Jones said.
Cecilia Wessels snapped the picture of her husband, Theunis, on Friday evening as the twister passed near their home in Three Hills. Theunis Wessels says the tornado was actually much further away than it appears in the photo, and that it was moving away from them. There have been no reports of injuries from the tornado, although some other photos show downed trees and a barn with its roof ripped off.