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October 11, 2018 6:42 PM Trudeau names Ontario lawyer, PEI Mi’kmaq chief to Senate

Forest-Niesing is from Sudbury, where she has specialized as a trial lawyer dealing with family, civil litigation and employment cases while also serving as an active member and volunteer in the local francophone community. Francis is the high-profile chief of the Abegweit First Nation on PEI’S northern coast and has served in a variety of positions 9

October 8, 2018 10:28 PM Christine Sinclair up for Ballon d’Or

Last month, the technically gifted Modric won FIFA’s best player award, and is regarded as the front-runner for the Ballon d’Or. The France Football award merged with FIFA’s player of the year from 2010-15, but they split two years ago. In addition to guiding Croatia to the World Cup final, Modric also won the Champions League with Real Madrid 8

October 5, 2018 7:50 PM Man ambushed officers coming to question adult son about child sexual assault

Lott said a special FBI team that investigated the fatal shootings of five police officers in Dallas in 2016 and deaths of 59 people and wounding of hundreds more in Las Vegas last year is helping collect evidence from the crime scene at an upscale Florence subdivision. “This is a large crime scene. This is a very large, complex puzzle that we are still 10

September 26, 2018 8:04 PM Rielly, Kadri and Gardiner adjust to life as Maple Leafs’ elder statesmen

When Morgan Rielly looks around the Maple Leafs’ locker room, the feeling hits him that something, or someone, is missing. There is no Tyler Bozak, no James van Riemsdyk, no Leo Komarov. Three players who predated his arrival as a full-time Leaf are gone. “It’s different, and I don’t think it gets talked about enough,” Rielly said. “Those guys had great 7

September 19, 2018 8:05 PM It’s no slam dunk, but Glen Grunwald has high hopes for Canada Basketball

Having already played a significant role in one chapter of Canadian basketball history, Glen Grunwald has his eyes set on another. One of the first employees of the Toronto Raptors, coming on board long before the team played its first game, Grunwald was instrumental in negotiating a rocky first few years for the now well-established franchise 26

September 17, 2018 7:58 PM Alberta private schools coming around to gay-straight alliances: minister

Alberta’s public, Catholic and francophone school boards along with charter schools are complying. Gay-straight alliances are support groups set up by students to help LGBTQ students feel accepted and reduce bullying or abuse. It is a political wedge issue in Alberta. The Opposition United Conservatives say while all children must be treated fairly and equally 15

September 13, 2018 2:48 AM NBA quartet will lead Canada against Brazil in World Cup qualifying

Canada is heading into its most important men’s basketball game since 2015 with a roster chock full of NBA experience. Facing Brazil in Laval, Que., on Thursday night to open the second round of qualification for the 2019 World Cup, coach Roy Rana and his staff have settled on a team with four current NBAers – Indiana’s Cory Joseph, Miami’s Kelly Olynyk 17

August 7, 2018 8:30 PM Blackhawks legend Stan Mikita dead at 78

He was named one of the top 100 NHL players of all time by The Canadian Press in 2017. Mikita remains the only NHL player in history to win the Art Ross (scoring champion), Hart (MVP) and Lady Byng (sportsmanship) trophies in the same season, and he accomplished the feat in consecutive years in 1967 and 1968. He became the first player to have his jersey 17

August 7, 2018 1:40 PM Bullets flew at a Florida ‘Peace in the City’ event for kids. An armed bystander was ready

It was a Saturday afternoon in the park, the Florida sunshine barrelling down out of a cloudless sky. More than 150 kids flew around the grass, pinballing between two bounce houses and a pavilion. Organizers dubbed the occasion “Peace in the City,” an anti-violence back-to-school event in Titusville, a town on the Sunshine State’s Atlantic Coast 45-minutes 21

August 4, 2018 6:22 PM Brazil party names jailed leader ‘Lula’ da Silva as presidential nominee

SAO PAULO—The Workers’ Party in Brazil named jailed former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Saturday as its nominee for the country’s top job. Delegates of the left-leaning party confirmed da Silva, who served two terms as Brazil’s president between 2003 and 2010, with enthusiastic approval at a convention in Sao Paulo. Since March, the former 21