July 3rd, 2015

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Strike deadline pushed back to July 11 as Loblaw workers vote on amended offer

TORONTO – A possible strike by 12,000 workers at 60 Loblaw owned stores across Ontario has been pushed back a week. Two days of provincially mediated talks between Loblaw Companies Ltd. and the United Food and Commercial Workers have produced an amended contract offer. As a result, UFCW Canada Local 1000A says it has postponed ... Read More »


Cato tosses three TDs in CFL debut as Alouettes top Stampeders 29-11

MONTREAL – The Montreal Alouettes look to found their starting quarterback – Rakeem Cato. The rookie stepped into his first CFL game and threw three touchdown passes to lead the Alouettes to a convincing 29-11 victory over the defending Grey Cup champion Calgary Stampeders on Friday night. He got a lot of help from his ... Read More »


Soldier in wheelchair says home not renovated after 2 years, bills piling up

EDMONTON – A soldier who was injured in an explosion in Afghanistan is fighting for his home. Sgt. Kevin Nanson has been in a wheelchair since being injured when an improvised explosive device went off in 2008. The military is paying to have his home renovated to accommodate his wheelchair, but Nanson says after two ... Read More »


Cabrera likely to go on DL after hurting calf in Tigers’ 8-6 win over Blue Jays

DETROIT – Miguel Cabrera’s calf injury overshadowed Anibal Sanchez’s no-hit bid for the Detroit Tigers. Miguel Cabrera left Friday night’s 8-6 win over the Toronto Blue Jays in the fourth inning when he got hurt while breaking for second base on an attempted hit-and-run. Detroit expects the two-time AL MVP to go on the disabled ... Read More »


China says 3 killed, thousands of houses collapse in magnitude-6.5 quake in far western region

BEIJING, China – A magnitude 6.5 earthquake that shook China’s far-western region of Xinjiang killed three people, injured 71 and collapsed thousands of houses, officials said Saturday. The quake hit Pishan county in the Hotan region of Xinjiang early Friday. Earlier reports on state media said that six people had died, but by Saturday the ... Read More »


Andre De Grasse wins men’s 100-metre race with personal best time

EDMONTON – Andre De Grasse continued to add to his impressive track season on Friday with a first-place finish in the men’s 100 metres at the Canadian track and field championships. The Markham, Ont., native captured the race in 9.95 seconds – a personal best – and was not wind-aided. The last person to run ... Read More »


Cato had three TD tosses in CFL debut as Alouettes top Stampeders 29-11

MONTREAL – Rookie Rakeem Cato threw three touchdown passes in his CFL debut to lead the Montreal Alouettes to a 29-11 victory over the Calgary Stampeders on Friday night. Cato hit Samuel Giguere, Cody Hoffman and former Stampeder star Nik Lewis with TD strikes while Boris Bede had three field goals for Montreal (1-1). Jon ... Read More »


Sanchez takes no-hit bid into 8th inning, Cabrera hurt as Tigers beat Blue Jays 8-6

DETROIT – Anibal Sanchez’s no-hit bid was broken up when former Detroit teammate Ezequiel Carrera lined a single to left with one out in the eighth inning, and the Tigers held on to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-6 Friday on a night when Miguel Cabrera limped off with a calf injury. Given an 8-0 ... Read More »


Wildfires threaten remote Alberta communities, residents on alert, ready to flee

EDMONTON – Hundreds more residents in northern Alberta have been put on evacuation alert due to wildfires. Four hundred people who live in South Tallcree First Nation were on evacuation notice Friday, ready to leave if necessary, said Scott Long, executive director of operations for Alberta’sEmergency Management Agency. About 200 people from the North Tallcree ... Read More »


Starter or sub? Doesn’t matter. Wambach wants a World Cup trophy

VANCOUVER – With the title match looming, Abby Wambach isn’t mincing words. “All I care about is winning this World Cup,” she said. The star U.S. forward is playing in her fourth Women’s World Cup, and she says it will be her last. A victory Sunday in the final against Japan would be the perfect ... Read More »