August 30th, 2015

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Argentinian ballet dancer wakes from coma after rollerblading accident in B.C.

VANCOUVER – A promising young Argentinian ballerina is practicing dance moves in her bed just two weeks after suffering a severe head injury in British Columbia. Lucila Munaretto, 21, stunned friends and family when she awoke from a coma last Tuesday and spoke to them for the first time since a rollerblading accident in North ... Read More »

Harper should take a break from campaign to help jailed Canadian Fahmy: NDP, Liberals

MONTREAL – Stephen Harper’s political opponents are calling on the prime minister to take time off the campaign trail and concentrate on securing the release of jailed Canadian journalist Mohammed Fahmy. An Egyptian court sentenced Fahmy to three years in prison on Saturday and the foreign affairs critics for both the New Democrats and the ... Read More »

Kyle Jean-Baptiste, 1st African-American to play Valjean in Broadway’s ‘Les Misérables,’ dies

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Kyle Jean-Baptiste, the first African-American and youngest person to ever play the role of Jean Valjean in “Les Misérables” on Broadway has died after falling from a fire escape, according to a show spokesman. He was 21. Jean-Baptiste died Friday night following the show’s evening performance at the Imperial Theatre, said ... Read More »

Thousands still without power in southwest B.C. after brutal windstorm

VANCOUVER – Hydro crews have been working through the night to reconnect tens of thousands of customers who lost power as a brutal windstorm swept across southwestern British Columbia. More than 400,000 customers were left in the dark Saturday as 80 kilometre an hour winds brought trees and branches crashing down onto power lines, cars ... Read More »

Death of red panda at B.C. zoo sparks calls for change from animal activists

VANCOUVER – The death of a red panda at a British Columbia zoo with a history of animal fatalities has activists calling for the facility to be shut down. A male red panda named Rakesh died of a fungal infection at the Greater Vancouver Zoo on Aug. 17, two months after being transferred from Winnipeg ... Read More »

Pair of red cards cost short-handed Whitecaps in 2-0 loss to Dynamo

HOUSTON – A pair of red cards cost the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday night. Kendall Watson and Matias Laba were shown red cards, leaving Vancouver down two men for nearly 30 minutes of action, in a 2-0 loss against the Houston Dynamo. “They were working mounds against us,” said Whitecaps head coach Carl Robinson. “Sometimes ... Read More »

One winning ticket for $7-million jackpot in Saturday night’s Lotto 6-49

TORONTO – There is one winning ticket for the $7-million jackpot in Saturday night’s Lotto 6-49 draw. The ticket was purchased somewhere in Ontario. The grand prize for the next 6-49 draw on Sept. 2 will be approximately $5-million. The lottery’s jackpot was last won Aug. 5, when a couple in La Ronge, Sask. held ... Read More »

Montreal Impact fire head coach Frank Klopas, name Mauro Biello as interim

MONTREAL – The Montreal Impact fired head coach Frank Klopas early Sunday morning. Assistant coach Mauro Biello will take over on an interim basis. Biello, 43, is in his sixth year on the Impact coaching staff. He joined Montreal in 2009 after a 19-year professional playing career, including 16 years in an Impact uniform... Read More »

Ricardo Clark, Raul Rodriguez score to lead Dynamo past short-handed Whitecaps, 2-0

HOUSTON – Ricardo Clark and Raul Rodriguez scored and the Houston Dynamo beat the short-handed Vancouver Whitecaps 2-0 on Saturday night to snap a three-game winless streak. Erick Torres deflected a cross from Shaenon Williams, setting up a sliding goal by Clark from just inside the 6-yard box in the 34th minute. Kendall Watson and ... Read More »

Fan dies after falling from upper deck during Atlanta Braves game at Turner Field

ATLANTA – Atlanta police say a baseball fan has died after falling from the upper deck at Turner Field during a game between the Braves and New York Yankees. Lt. Charles Hampton of the Atlanta Police Department homicide unit confirmed death hours after the fall Saturday night. Hampton said the man was in his early ... Read More »