SINSHEIM, Germany (AP) — Hoffenheim is bringing American defender John Brooks back to the Bundesliga from Portuguese club Benfica. The 29-year-old Brooks signed a deal through June 2024, Hoffenheim said Thursday in a statement. Kicker magazine reported Hoffenheim paid 300,000 euros ($327,000) for the transfer. “I’m delighted to be returning to the Bundesliga,” Brooks was quoted as saying. “I know both the league and TSG (Hoffenheim) very well, and am highly motivated to get started straightaway
Some parents in western P.E.I. say they aren't too happy with the decision to let schools open Thursday, saying classes should have been cancelled due to poor road conditions. Wind warnings were in effect for all of the Island starting Wednesday afternoon, with Thursday morning featuring periods of snow changing to rain as well as gusts reaching 90 km/h. In the West Prince area, many parents said school should have been cancelled for the safety of students and staff alike. "I just felt that ther
TORONTO — Members of Canada's tech community say they are worried the sector's recent downturn will weigh even heavier on women founders, who have long trailed their male counterparts when fundraising. Their fears come as the global tech sector is being rankled by reduced spending as consumers shift back to pre-pandemic habits. The sector is also grappling with widespread layoffs, falling valuations, and as investor exuberance wanes, founders are struggling to drum up cash. "The way one investor
Two more men have been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Justin Breau last summer. On Thursday afternoon, Donald Robert Walker, 50, and Dustin Trey Walker-Hammond, 24, were charged with first-degree murder. A day earlier, a third man, Charles William Shatford, 47, was also charged with Breau's first-degree murder. The Crown objected to the release of all three, so they will remain in jail until after bail hearings can be held. On Thursday, Walker and Walker-Hammond were both order
Toronto city crews expect the cleanup to continue into the weekend. The OPP says the winter storm contributed to hundreds of crashes. Marianne Dimain reports.
VICTORIA — The mayor of Surrey, B.C., says the province is being "unfair" by requesting more information before it decides on the city's plan to revert to the RCMP as its police force. Brenda Locke said provincial bureaucrats were "overplaying their hand" by delaying the decision, after Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth announced Thursday that the director of police services wanted more details from those involved in the "unprecedented" request. Locke said the request was frustrating, but th
It’s been an unusually snowless January across southern Alberta. That trend will soon come to an end.
YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — A Japanese whaling operator, after struggling for years to promote its controversial products, has found a new way to cultivate clientele and bolster sales: whale meat vending machines. The Kujira (Whale) Store, an unmanned outlet that recently opened in the port town of Yokohama near Tokyo, houses three machines for whale sashimi, whale bacon, whale skin and whale steak, as well as canned whale meat at prices from 1,000 yen ($7.70) to 3,000 yen ($23). The outlet features
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. men's national team shakeup that began after a public spat erupted between two well-known American soccer families accelerated Thursday when sporting director Earnie Stewart announced he is quitting the U.S. Soccer Federation to join PSV Eindhoven. Men's general manager Brian McBride also is resigning, leaving coach Gregg Berhalter in limbo following the expiration of his contract on Dec. 31. Berhalter is under investigation for a 1991 domestic violence incident and Anth
LONDON (AP) — A lawyer for Eva Green alleged Thursday that producers of a collapsed film tried to damage the French actress’ reputation by depicting her as a “diva.” The performer, who played Vesper Lynd in James Bond thriller “Casino Royale,” is suing producers for a $1 million fee she says she is owed for “A Patriot." Green, 42, was lined up to star in the sci-fi thriller alongside Charles Dance and Helen Hunt, and was also an executive producer on the project, which collapsed in late 2019. Pr
Progressive Conservative MLA James Aylward has announced he will not be seeking re-election. The former cabinet minister said in a statement Friday he won't run again, saying he's had a "challenging" few months following the death of his wife in the fall. "In the recent days, I have come to the conclusion that what is best for my family and I at this time is to not seek re-election in the 2023 provincial election," he said. "While I love my community and the people that I serve, I believe that n
PRINCE RUPERT, B.C. — A First Nations house post is being returned to its home in British Columbia after 138 years, including spending the last two decades in storage at Harvard University in Massachusetts. A statement from the Gitxaala Nation on B.C.'s north coast says the house post was acknowledged as the nation's grizzly bear pole that has been in the care of the Peabody Museum at Harvard. The nation says a transfer agreement has been signed, with the post expected to arrive in Prince Rupert
The number of people turning to electric vehicles may be on the rise, but a Toronto Councillor says the city needs to come up with a plan to allow people without parking lots to install their own charging locations. Matthew Bingley reports.
Toronto's police chief says the force is increasing its daily presence on city transit in light of recent violence in the system. Chief Myron Demkiw says more than 80 officers are expected to be in place daily throughout the Toronto Transit Commission to reduce victimization, prevent crimes of opportunity and enhance public safety.
Montreal teacher Michelle Santilli has special activities set for her Grade 5 students today, as they join others around the world marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The English Montreal School Board (EMSB) educator has planned a lot of discussion, along with writing and art-based activities for her middle schoolers as they explore a pivotal section of Lois Lowry's Number the Stars. They've been studying the award-winning historical novel about a Danish girl — their same age — livi
A new temporary homeless shelter brought in media Thursday to offer a glimpse of what it will be like for people who stay there. The Gathering Place's New Beginnings facility is set to open Monday. Located in the old YMCA building on 13th Avenue in downtown Regina, it will provide shelter, nutrition and wraparound services to 40 people. News media were invited to tour the facility Thursday, as it wrapped up last-minute preparations before opening. "We see this as a place where people can — even
Alberta Advanced Education Minister Demetrios Nicolaides announced on Thursday that the government was investing $1 million to explore the development of two regional medical training centres in Grande Prairie and Lethbridge. He said the plan would propose and detail hands-on opportunities that would be made available in the training hubs.
Alberta Health Services has declared an outbreak of pertussis — commonly called whooping cough — in parts of southern Alberta. Pertussis is a bacterial infection that can cause severe coughing that can last for weeks. It's most dangerous to infants, who are at risk of serious complications, including pneumonia, convulsions, brain damage and death. The outbreak spans the County of Lethbridge, Coaldale, Taber, Vauxhall, Grassy Lake and Bow Island — all communities that have significantly low child
Responding to questions from MPs, Via Rail executives admitted the company failed passengers by charging them for food, and through its miscommunication, during an overnight delay caused by a winter storm last December.
Video released Friday shows the husband of former U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi struggling with his assailant for control of a hammer moments before he was struck in the head during a brutal attack in the couple's San Francisco home last year. Police body-camera footage shows David DePape wrest the tool from Paul Pelosi, 82, and lunge toward him with the weapon over his head. The blow to Pelosi occurs out of the camera's view and the officers — one of them cursing — rush into the house and one