August 14th, 2020

Junior Hockey

Veteran Canada ‘keeper Erin McLeod happy to be back after painful foot injuries

By Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press on August 14th, 2020

After months of pain, Erin McLeod is just grateful these days that taking her dogs for a walk doesn’t hurt any more. Playing soccer is a bonus. Restored to health after a debilitating foot injury, the veteran Canada goalkeeper is back in North America with the NWSL’s Orlando Pride following four injury-disrupted seasons in Europe. ... Read More »

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Actor Ryan Reynolds releases warning of COVID-19 dangers after Premier’s plea

By The Canadian Press on August 14th, 2020

VANCOUVER – Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds has responded to a plea from British Columbia Premier John Horgan for help with messaging to younger residents about partying during a pandemic. Reynolds posted a video to Twitter, framed as a phone call to Horgan, saying youths shouldn’t look to him for medical advice, unless it was related ... Read More »

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Trump’s younger brother, Robert, is hospitalized in New York

By Aamer Madhani And Jill Colvin, The Associated Press on August 14th, 2020

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s younger brother, Robert Trump, has been hospitalized in New York. The president is expected to visit his 72-year-old brother at a hospital in Manhattan on Friday, according to White House spokesman Judd Deere. Trump was already scheduled to visit his property in Bedminster, New Jersey, on Friday. The White House ... Read More »

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Expected fall peak of COVID-19 in Canada could overwhelm health systems: Tam

By The Canadian Press on August 14th, 2020

OTTAWA – Federal health officials are preparing for surges in new cases of COVID-19, including an expected peak of the outbreak this fall that could temporarily exceed the ability of the health-care system to cope. As Canada continues to reopen and as more people gather together indoors, the federal government is planning for a “reasonable ... Read More »

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Raptors coach Nurse a fan of afternoon playoff games in the NBA bubble

By Lori Ewing, The Canadian Press on August 14th, 2020

While the Toronto Raptors’ first-round playoff schedule has plenty of Canadians complaining, the afternoon games have at least one fan in coach Nick Nurse. “Especially in this set up, I think it’s better than sitting around all day,” Nurse said There’s not a lot to take up your time, sometimes. I kind of think it’s ... Read More »

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Rent hike increase in B.C. is frozen, but province says landlords can evict

By The Canadian Press on August 14th, 2020

VICTORIA – A payment plan has been set out for renters in British Columbia who haven’t been able to pay rent during the COVID-19 pandemic as a government moratorium on evictions ends on Sept. 1. Renters in arrears between March 18 and Aug. 17 will have until at least next July to pay back the ... Read More »

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Sentencing date set for NY self-help guru in sex slave case

By The Associated Press on August 14th, 2020

NEW YORK – The leader of a cult-like self-improvement group in upstate New York who was convicted last year on charges that he turned some of his followers into sex slaves will face sentencing on Oct. 27, a judge said Friday. In a conference call, U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis told lawyers for Keith Raniere ... Read More »

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Aaron Zimmerle returns for second stint as coach of the Canada Wolverines

By The Canadian Press on August 14th, 2020

TORONTO – Aaron Zimmerle is back as head coach of the Canada Wolverines men’s rugby league team. The Canadian job came open when Australian incumbent Ben Fleming’s three-year term came to a close. Zimmerle was in charge of the Wolverines’ 2015 Rugby League World Cup qualifying series. “Personally, coaching the Canadian Wolverines is both the ... Read More »

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Vancouver guitarist shreds on Nickelback’s Charlie Daniels tribute

By The Canadian Press on August 14th, 2020

Nickelback is paying tribute to the late Charlie Daniels with an explosive cover of his country classic “The Devil Went Down To Georgia.” The Alberta rockers unleashed their fiery rendition on Friday with a guest appearance by Vancouver’s Dave Martone shredding on guitar. The new version puts a dramatic spin on Daniels’ 1979 original, which ... Read More »

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Njoo positive about talks with CFL but cannot provide timeline for decision

By The Canadian Press on August 14th, 2020

TORONTO – The wait continues for the CFL. Dr. Howard Njoo, Canada’s Deputy Chief Public Health Officer, spoke positively Friday regarding his organization’s talks with the league about its health-and-safety protocols for a shortened campaign in Winnipeg, the CFL’s tentative hub city. But he can’t say when a decision could be rendered. Approval from the ... Read More »

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