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Blue Jays ticket sales spike after team acquires ace David Price

Toronto baseball fans are eager to see their new ace in action, with the Blue Jays reporting a spike in ticket sales for this weekend's home games ahead of the first start by newly acquired pitcher David Price. Price arrived in Toronto from Detroit later than scheduled on Friday thanks to car trouble. The Jays acquired Price from the Detroit Tigers on Thursday in a trade for pitcher Daniel Norri…

  • Kris Joseph's basketball camp paves path from Montreal to the pros

    Eighteen-year-old Jonathan Koud will dribble a basketball at the Kris Joseph Basketball Academy Camp, hosted in at Cégep du Vieux Montréal this weekend, but some day soon he envisions himself on a much bigger stage. "Seriously, I'm looking to go to the NBA," Koud says. Koud is grateful for the chance to learn from a player …

  • Veld Music Festival deaths were accidental: police

    The Toronto police homicide squad has determined that the drug-related deaths of two revellers at the Veld Music Festival at Downsview Park last year were accidental, and has closed its part of the investigation into the incidents. Nearly one year ago, 20-year-old Annie Le of Toronto and a 22-year-old man from the GTA …

  • A serious crash involving a transport truck has closed a stretch of Manning Road in Tecumseh on Friday night. The Ontario Provincial Police were called to the scene of a collision at Manning Road and Baseline Road just after 6 p.m. The Tecumseh fire department is tweeting that a transport truck has ended up in a ditc …

  • A Montreal entomologist has found that a stink bug can determine the colour of its eggs and, in doing so, he has discovered a new chemical compound. Paul Abram, a PhD student at the University of Montreal in the biological sciences department, had his eureka moment two years ago, when he noticed a newspaper lining the …

  • La Prairie housing project can go ahead, federal court rules

    Members of an environmental group are upset with a federal court judge's ruling to allow a housing project to go ahead in a wooded area in La Prairie, a suburb about 20 kilometres south of Montreal. The Quebec Centre for Environmental Law filed a request for an injunction, hoping to halt the project to protect an endangered …

  • Elections Canada falls short in bilingual services, audit finds

    Elections Canada needs to do "a lot of work" to make sure voters receive the same level of service in French and in English "at all times during electoral events," an audit released Friday by the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages has found. During a visit to a returning officer's office in Toronto, an auditor …

  • For the third time in two months, police are investigating the release of mink from a southwestern Ontario farm. About 300 mink were released, according to police. Earlier in July, 6,800 mink were released from a farm near St. Marys.

  • Canada will send 216 athletes, including 11 guides, to the Parapan Am Games in Toronto, the Canadian Paralympic Committee announced Friday.

  • The Conservatives continued their spending spree in the Windsor-Essex area Friday, announcing infrastructure investments totaling $815,000 in Fort Malden National Historic Site. The Fort Malden announcement was made on behalf of Leona Aglukkaq, minister of the environment and the minister responsible for Parks Canada.

  • CBC Do Crew goes above and beyond at On Rock Community Services

    The CBC Montreal Do Crew was at On Rock Community Services in Pierrefonds on Wednesday.  

  • Montreal's Prince-Arthur Street to get farmers' market

    Montreal's storied Prince-Arthur Street East is about to get an old-fashioned farmer's market. The Plateau-Mont-Royal borough is spending $6,495 on the project as part of an attempt to revive the struggling pedestrian thoroughfare, which runs from St-Laurent Boulevard to Carré Saint-Louis.The market will be open …

  • A Toronto trucker faces drug charges after border officers found 52 kilograms of suspected cocaine hidden in his rig this week. The Canada Border Services Agency said a truck was flagged for a secondary inspection at the Ambassador Bridge crossing on Monday. The CBSA said its officers found the suspected cocaine hidden …

  • One of the people who led firefighting efforts in Saskatchewan this summer has a message for the province — "thanks". 38 Canadian Brigade Group, the army reserves of Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Northwest Ontario have a proud history of serving in domestic operations, specifically during the floods in Manitoba.

  • 6 taken to hospital after car, minivan collide

    Six people have been taken to hospital following a two-vehicle crash, which left a car on its roof in Windsor's east end on Friday afternoon. The crash occurred near Richmond Street and St. Luke Road, east of Walker Road. It involved a minivan and a car, the vehicle that flipped over. Larry Cartier was reading a paper …

  • Toronto rapper Drake used an Instagram post to invite Toronto city councillor Norm Kelly  to his OVO festival, a two-day annual concert at the Molson Amphitheatre. The invite comes while Drake is in the midst of defending his reputation against an attack from Meek Mill, a Philadelphia rapper who accused Drake of not writing …

  • Montreal taxi drivers at Trudeau airport get new dress code

    Taxi drivers with permits to pick up passengers at Montreal's Trudeau airport will soon have to meet a new dress code. ​The new dress code was developed by taxi drivers in collaboration with Montreal's airport authority and is intended to reflect a professional appearance for tourists.

  • Riders' Brett Smith needs preparation to win, former QB Kerry Joseph says

    The Riders have had little luck when it comes to quarterbacks this season and Grey Cup champion Kerry Joseph has some advice for rookie Brett Smith, who is hoping to break that streak tonight. Smith was called to step in for Kevin Glenn after he injured his shoulder during the game against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Sunday. …

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