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July 15, 2018 3:53 AM Canadian man shot dead in the Philippines, wife injured in attack

A Canadian man was shot repeatedly outside his home in the Philippines last month in an attack local police say was “targeted.” Barry Gammon, 66, of Montreal, was fatally shot on June 24 near Batangas City as his Filipino wife, Luzviminda Gammon, watched in horror. Police say she was injured as she tried to fight off the attacker. Local police say the shooting 5

July 13, 2018 5:57 PM Canada Post supervisor says sorry to woman after mail carrier eats her tomatoes

CTV Montreal broadcast footage earlier this week from a security camera showing the mail carrier eating the fruit, and resident Paula Habib told the TV network she initially thought squirrels were responsible for the larceny. Habib called the postman’s behaviour “rude” but said Friday she is happy with the way Canada Post has dealt with the matter 10

July 12, 2018 10:20 PM Montreal’s largest library deals with bedbug outbreak

Harold Leavey, who heads the Maheu Ltee. extermination firm, said bedbugs are becoming more common in major cities all over the country — in particular in places where lots of people congregate, such as hospitals or universities. “It’s a problem on the rise in Montreal,” Leavey said. “Pretty much every well-attended public area has bedbug episodes 7

July 11, 2018 11:37 PM Canadian cricket players view Global T20 league as an experience builder

KING CITY, ONT.—Canadian cricketers are viewing the Global T20 league as an opportunity to improve their play at a high level. While teams are required to have at least four Canadians on their rosters, there is no obligation to play any of them. Canada falls under the ICC associates category along with 92 other nations. Each team in the Global T20 is required 8

July 10, 2018 4:53 PM Toronto condo starts hit 30-year high to lead Canadian home surge

The June numbers reveal a resiliency that continues to surprise policy-makers and analysts, particularly since sales in some of the country’s priciest real estate markets have been cooling. Economists forecast annualized housing starts of 210,000 units in June, from 193,902 in May. Demand for condos seems to be high given low levels of inventory, the Ottawa-based 8

July 10, 2018 4:26 PM Argonauts’ Wilder Jr. among CFL’s top performers for Week 4

Winnipeg linebacker Adam Bighill and Ottawa receiver Brad Sinopoli also were honoured by the league Tuesday. Bighill registered six total tackles and two interceptions, including one returned 55 yards for a touchdown, against his former team as the Blue Bombers trounced the Lions 41-19 on Saturday. Sinopoli recorded 148 receiving yards and one touchdown 5

July 4, 2018 4:25 PM 11 dead in Montreal area as heat continues to envelope Eastern, Central Canada

Another four deaths have been reported in the Eastern Townships region east of Montreal, with officials expected to provide an update later today. Meanwhile, the ambulance service that serves a large swath of the Montreal area is calling on people to refrain from calling unless it is a real emergency. Urgences-sante says it has been inundated by the volume 6

July 2, 2018 12:49 AM NHL players who moved on first day of free agency

While new Maple Leaf John Tavares was the biggest name to move, veterans Paul Stastny, Jack Johnson, Michael Grabner and Chris Kunitz also changed teams on the opening day of NHL free agency Sunday. Stastny was perhaps the most sought-after centre on the market after Tavares. The Winnipeg Jets were believed to have off-loaded goalie Steve Mason’s salary 10

July 1, 2018 8:52 PM Maple Leafs hit and miss on NHL free-agent market

A year ago, the speedy, age-defying winger arrived as the first real sign that an established NHL star believed in the Leafs’ rebuild featuring Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner. The 38-year-old didn’t disappoint with a 27-goal campaign. The Leafs believed they got the best third-line winger in the NHL, but Clarkson — based on the inflated contract — wanted 10

June 29, 2018 6:08 PM Canadian hyperloop company threatens to relocate unless government supports innovation

MONTREAL—A Canadian hyperloop company is threatening to relocate its headquarters to Europe unless it gets political support at home for the implementation of its technology that would transport goods and passengers through tubes at airplane speeds. Transpod CEO and co-founder Sebastien Gendron says politicians need to step up if they are serious about 9