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August 14, 2018 8:46 PM Tight races and tight collars as MLB hits stretch drive

The biggest prize of the trade deadline, Machado had disappointed in 24 games with his new team through Monday, batting .250 with a .733 OPS and just five RBIs. Machado will get hot, but it needs to be sooner rather than later as the team deals with bullpen problems (closer Kenley Jansen sidelined by an irregular heartbeat) and the struggles of all-star 6

August 12, 2018 11:45 PM Bargain hunting for school supplies starts early

School supply lists are getting longer and parents can feel financially frazzled by the pressures of back-to-school shopping. The average Canadian family spent a whopping $890 on supplies and clothing, according to a recent survey by RetailMeNot Inc. Driving up those costs, which are double that spent five years ago, are tech items like software, tablets 12

August 11, 2018 5:14 PM Theatre Review: Cowboy Versus Samurai is a sharp, funny debut for Calgary's newest theatre company

Travis (Mike Tan), a Korean-American English teacher, arrives in Breakneck, Wyoming carrying a few burdens. One, his heart has been broken, by a woman named Grace whose family didn’t want her to marry — a schoolteacher. Two, he’s attracted to Asian women and there’s none in Breakneck, although that’s about to change. And three, he has the same name as the looney 38

August 8, 2018 4:40 PM Argentine tennis star Juan Martin del Potro withdraws from Rogers Cup with left wrist injury

“Sorry to my fans in Toronto, but I have to pull out of the tournament since my left wrist needs some days of rest,” del Potro said in a tweet. Del Potro, who had a bye in the first round, was set to play Robin Haase of the Netherlands on Wednesday. Haase will instead face Russian veteran Mikhail Youzhny, who pulled out of his second-round qualifying 11

August 8, 2018 1:15 PM Ontario should offer incentives to reverse psychiatrist shortage, report says

And though enrolment in medical school is growing, the percentage of applicants choosing psychiatry is declining, the report says. “Governments are investing a significant amount of money into improving mental health services, which is great ... (but) there’s some issues with access to treatment at this point, and if we don’t have enough psychiatrists 6

August 5, 2018 11:00 AM Tabloids: Magazines manufacture Meghan Markle maternity

Cover: Summon the trumpeters and town criers, for Meghan, Duchess of Sussex is with child! You heard it here first — that is, if you didn’t read the same rumour when it ran in In Touch in July, Life & Style in June and, oddly, OK! previously, back last October. One company, American Media, owns all these mags now, so I guess they just take turns repeating 9

July 31, 2018 11:50 PM Federal government stalls on the release of a new Canadian citizenship guide that was intended to launch last year

OTTAWA—It’s been more than two years since work began on revising the controversial study guide for Canada’s citizenship test, but the federal government says it needs more time to work on the publication and has no set timeline for release. Internal emails from the Immigration department dating back to 2016 show officials were hoping the launch of the new guide 11

July 30, 2018 11:08 AM Residents fighting to save New Brunswick’s beloved ‘kissing bridges’

Though it was once a spot where DeLong would go fishing with her father, she said a combination of lack of upkeep from the province and flooding in the spring has caused the bridge to be closed down. She said she’s concerned about the structure being replaced by a steel bailey bridge. “The bridge is in our family’s heritage, and even the people around 12

July 25, 2018 7:34 PM Flying lizard time: Researchers use leaf blower to see how lizards endure storms

WASHINGTON—Tropical lizards have a stick-to-itiveness in high wind that puts TV weather reporters to shame. Now we know why, thanks in part to a high-powered leaf blower. Hurricanes Irma and Maria put a group of little tree-hugging lizards to the test, and scientists were perfectly positioned to see which reptiles survived and why. Then, Harvard researchers 14

July 25, 2018 6:26 PM U.S. pastor charged in Turkey put under house arrest

ISTANBUL—An American pastor who has been in custody for nearly two years on terror and espionage charges will be put under house arrest as his trial continues, Turkey’s official news agency said Wednesday. Anadolu news agency said that Pastor Andrew Craig Brunson, a 50-year-old evangelical pastor from Black Mountain, North Carolina would be released 17