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October 17, 2018 5:06 PM Senators rookie winger Brady Tkachuk to miss about month with leg injury

OTTAWA—The Ottawa Senators will be without Brady Tkachuk for about a month after the rookie winger tore a ligament in his leg. Senators head coach Guy Boucher revealed news of the injury after the team practised in Gatineau, Que., on Wednesday. The fourth overall pick at June’s NHL draft missed the first two games of the season with a groin injury before 6

October 17, 2018 12:33 PM Wendy’s worker who put ‘Chubby’ on customer receipt fired

GASTONIA, N.C.—A franchise owner of a North Carolina Wendy’s says an employee who called a customer “Chubby” on an order has been fired. News outlets report the Carolina Restaurant Group issued a statement Tuesday that says they apologized to customer Jimmy Shue and terminated the employee, whose identity hasn’t been released. Shue says he went to the Gastonia 5

October 16, 2018 2:14 PM Northern Manitoba heart patient dies on bus ride to medical checkup after being denied flight, report says

THOMPSON, MAN.—A Winnipeg media outlet says it’s learned that a northern Manitoba heart patient died during a 10-hour Greyhound bus trip to see a Winnipeg doctor after being denied a flight to get to the checkup. CTV News says Abraham Donkey, a 58-year-old resident of Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation, died Oct. 3 along Highway 6 after getting on the bus in Thompson 8

October 15, 2018 4:39 PM Garret Sparks to start for Maple Leafs against the Kings

Sporting News: How difficult was it to evaluate Garret’s first game, which was that wild offensive affair in Chicago? Babcock: The great thing about it, just like you, get evaluated every day in life. Same in pro hockey. Tonight's game marks the 150th meeting between the Maple Leafs and Kings. ...The Maple Leafs have a record of 62-64-21-2 in the previous 8

October 14, 2018 11:18 PM Boeing 737 flies into brick wall — and just keeps going

An Air India pilot flew a Boeing 737 through a brick wall Friday. Incredibly, that marked the beginning of its journey and not the end. The jet not only clobbered the top of a five-foot perimeter wall but also destroyed a small landing guide tower as it climbed out of Tiruchirappalli International Airport in Tamil Nadu, India, shortly after midnight 10

October 12, 2018 11:05 PM Peel Regional Police Chief Jennifer Evans is retiring

The News also reached out to members of the Police Services Board for comment, but has yet to get a response. In 2015, she raised the ire of some community members when she defended Peel’s controversial carding policy and rejected her police board’s direction to suspend the practice until the province had studied it and come up with its own guidelines 42

October 12, 2018 11:30 AM Carol Bruneau probes the challenges of marriage in A Circle on the Surface

One of the gifts of historical fiction is its ability to underscore the unchangeable aspects of humanity. Such is the case with Halifax writer Carol Bruneau’s new outing A Circle on the Surface, which probes the timelessness of troubled marriages. In this page-turner, the bestselling author transports readers back to the Maritimes of World War II, illustrating 8

October 11, 2018 6:04 PM Mother of Kaden Young, toddler swept away in Grand River, charged in his death

The mother of 3-year-old Kaden Young has been charged by Dufferin OPP in connection to her son’s death, nearly eight months after he was swept away in the fast-moving Grand River. Michelle Hanson, 35, of Amaranth, was charged with impaired driving causing death, dangerous driving causing death and criminal negligence causing death. “Police will not comment 12

October 11, 2018 12:09 AM Montreal businesses rally for NBA team

MONTREAL—A group of Quebec businesspeople led by former federal cabinet minister and senator Michael Fortier is continuing its full-court press to bring a National Basketball Association franchise to Montreal — even though the league has no current plans for expansion. Fortier said Wednesday he has spoken to NBA commissioner Adam Silver about Montreal’s 12

October 10, 2018 11:40 PM Indonesia limits foreign role in earthquake relief

PALU, INDONESIA—Indonesia’s disaster agency said Wednesday that it only needs tents, water treatment units, generators and transport from other countries as it responds to the Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami that killed more than 2,000 people. The agency’s spokesperson, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, said the death toll from the double disaster on Sept. 28 has risen 8