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The NHL said it will investigate an allegation made by Evander Kane's wife that the San Jose Sharks forward bet on his own games and has intentionally tried to lose for gambling profit. The league said Saturday night on Twitter that it was made aware of the social media posts by Anna Kane and plans to conduct a full investigation. Anna Kane wrote: "How does the NHL let a compulsive gambling addict still play when he's obviously throwing games to win money? Hmm maybe someone needs to address this
Halton Regional Police officers are investigating an early morning altercation at McCraney Street in which one individual received a stab wound. One person was injured as a result of the incident and has been transported to hospital with what is believed to be non life threatening injuries. This appears to be a targeted incident and there is no threat to public safety. Officers will continue to be in the area throughout the day investigating the incident. Police invite anyone who has information
CORONA, Calif. (AP) — A young man who had been on life support after being shot inside a Southern California movie theater has died, police and his family said Saturday. Anthony Barajas, 19, was watching “The Forever Purge” at a theater in Corona with Rylee Goodrich, 18, on Monday when they were shot in the head. They were found by an employee after the last showing of the night. Goodrich died at the scene. Barajas was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was placed on life support. Police said
Toronto police are investigating a shooting overnight that injured a 12-year-old boy at a playground in North York. Community members are grappling with yet another brazen shooting and are once again looking for answers. Morganne Campbell has more in this report.
Concertgoers at the Rock the Boat music festival in Tyne Valley are excited COVID-19 restrictions have loosened on P.E.I. It's the first time since 2019 the province has been able to host a large concert series. "I'm super excited, we've never been to a concert together, this is our first one," said Victoria Murphy, standing beside partner Sheldon Paugh. The two Islanders said they have been wanting to get to Rock the Boat over the past few years. COVID cancelled the event last year. "I think ju
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Chinese-Canadian pop star Kris Wu has been detained by Beijing police on suspicion of rape, police announced Saturday, following an accusation the former member of the Korean boy band EXO lured young women into sexual relationships. Wu, 30, earlier was accused by a teenager of having sex with her while she was drunk. Wu denied the accusation. The teenager said seven other women contacted her to say Wu seduced them with promises of jobs and other opportunities. She said some
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Country music legend Willie Nelson led more than a thousand spectators in singing “vote them out” Saturday from the steps of the Texas Capitol during a rally wrapping up a four-day march in support of Democratic state legislators who bolted for Washington two weeks ago to block GOP-backed voting restrictions. Families with lawn chairs spread out across the sprawling Capitol greens in Austin. Clergy, politicians, constituents and musicians all spoke out about the proposals to
VANCOUVER — The number of wildfires in British Columbia climbed slightly Saturday to 245, as officials braced for potential lightning that could spark even more blazes. An information officer with the BC Wildfire Service says there were 241 fires burning earlier in the day, but the number rose as lightning struck the Coastal fire centre. Erika Berg notes the number of wildfires is still down from the 300 that were active last week. There are heat warnings in effect across swaths of British Colum
Five people have been arrested after breaking into business at Toronto Premium Outlets in Halton Hills on Friday. The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) responded to an alarm at the Gucci store located in the Toronto Premium Outlets in Halton Hills. Officers arrived on the scene and located the suspects in a vehicle in the plaza parking lot. Five suspects smashed the front window to gain access to the store When officers approached the vehicle, all five occupants exited and fled on foot. With
MELBOURNE (Reuters) -Australia's east coast states of New South Wales and Queensland faced an escalating battle against the COVID-19 Delta variant on Sunday, with millions under strict lockdown and authorities urging more testing and vaccinations to rein in the outbreaks. Sydney and its surroundings, under a stay-at-home order for five weeks already, reported 239 new locally acquired cases of the highly infectious Delta strain, matching the record daily number in the current outbreak that was reported on Thursday. The total number of cases in the outbreak, which began in mid-June, has reached 3,427.
A home in Tsiigehtchic, N.W.T. burned to the ground Saturday in an early morning blaze the community's fire chief says is "most likely" suspicious. "We could not save the house because it was already in full burn, from inside out," said Albert Ross, chief of the volunteer fire department, who received a call about the fire at 4:23 a.m. Minutes later, when he reached the scene near Church Hill — a prominent hill that overlooks the confluence of the Arctic Red and Mackenzie rivers — other firefigh
It was a sombre occasion for a small group of Edmontonians who spent Saturday morning hanging 59 photos of loved ones lost to overdoses and other substance-related harms along River Valley Road. The effort is part of The Purple Ribbon Campaign, which runs every August in conjunction with Overdose Awareness Month. Rebecca Rummery is a member of Moms Stop The Harm, which organized the initiative in the face of rising overdose deaths. Data from the Alberta government shows 1,331 Albertans died due
A new book about British Economist Ronald Coase, was released Friday by Canadian independent public policy think tank The Fraser Institute. The book was written by Lynne Kiesling, a University of Colorado professor, and senior fellow with the Fraser Institute The Essential Ronald Coase also includes a website and animated videos, summarizing Coase’s key research in an accessible format. “Coase’s work on a wide array of subjects, including transaction costs, have helped shaped how we study and un
Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) are advising motorists to move with 'extreme vigilance' following an incident with a cow overnight Friday into Saturday morning. The cow escaped handlers, while being unloaded with other livestock. Police describe her as a 900 lb. black cow. She is loose in the South Milton. Drivers in the area of Highway 25, between Lower Baseline and Britannia Rd, as well as Britannia Rd between First Line and Thompson are advised to use caution this morning. Handlers, and
Parts of Canmore and surrounding areas remain under a boil water advisory after high turbidity levels were detected in the Alberta town's supply on Friday — and the town said the advisory could potentially continue into next week. The Town of Canmore said Epcor, the utility company that manages water services in the region, was putting a new water line into service when it detected the issue. "Crews isolated the new waterline from the existing distribution system to prevent the turbidity from en
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian authorities jailed an opposition lawmaker Friday and briefly detained four members of the powerful Islamist movement Ennahdha in the wake of the president's decision to seize exceptional powers, according to Tunisian media reports. The Ennahdha members were brought before investigating magistrates and accused of trying to incite violence outside the parliament building after President Kais Saied's announcement Sunday, according to party official Riadh Chaidi. The f
The B.C. Supreme Court has granted an interim injunction to stop construction on a new road planned through a popular park in Surrey, B.C. The interim injunction for the City of Surrey to stop building the road through Bear Creek Park is in place until Aug. 19, when the main injunction application is set to be heard. Friends of Bear Creek Park and Force of Nature filed for the injunction on Friday. "This is a great moment for the campaign to save Bear Creek Park," said Friends of Bear Creek Park
Toronto police say a two-year-old boy has died after he was hit by an SUV in a shopping centre's parking lot. They say it happened Saturday afternoon outside Majestic City in Toronto's east end. Police say a 39-year-old woman was driving into the parking lot when the boy walked into the path of her vehicle. They say the boy suffered fatal injuries. There's no word on whether any charges will be laid. Police are asking local residents, businesses, and drivers with security or dash camera footage
TOKYO (Reuters) -Lamont Marcell Jacobs won the most coveted crown in athletics on Sunday, giving Italy its first 100 metres gold on a night of high drama in Tokyo. As Jacobs stormed https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/athletics-italys-jacobs-takes-stunning-100-metres-gold-2021-08-01 to the first Olympic title of the post-Usain Bolt era, the fate of a Belarusian sprinter's Tokyo Games was playing out at a nearby airport. Krystsina Tsimanouskaya, who had been due to compete in the women's 200 metres on Monday, told Reuters she had sought the protection of Japanese police https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/exclusive-olympics-belarusian-athlete-says-she-was-taken-airport-go-home-after-2021-08-01 at Tokyo's Haneda airport after being taken to the airport against her wishes.
Sky News Australia said on Sunday it has been temporarily suspended by the video-sharing site YouTube following the platform's review of content for compliance with its COVID-19 policies. "Sky News Australia acknowledges YouTube's right to enforce its policies and looks forward to continuing to publish its popular news and analysis content to its subscribers shortly," Sky News said in a statement on its website about the one-week suspension. The 24-hour cable and television channel, which claims to have 1.85 million YouTube subscribers, is operated by Australian News Channel Pty Ltd and is a subsidiary of News Corp Australia.