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August 15, 2018 10:52 PM Maryland focuses on safety at practice after football player’s death

Head coach DJ Durkin was placed on administrative leave Saturday after McNair’s death and a subsequent ESPN report revealing that coaches bullied players. While making a point not to criticize Durkin, Canada insisted that the players are in good spirits as they work toward the Sept. 1 opener against Texas in Landover, Maryland. “Our culture right now is awesome 6

August 15, 2018 6:22 PM Aecon Group receives approval to rejoin Gordie Howe bridge consortium

The consortium, which also includes ACS Infrastructure Canada Inc., Dragados Canada Inc. and Fluor Canada, was selected as the preferred proponent for the project in July. Aecon was initially part of the group but pulled out in May as it was undergoing a federal review about a proposed takeover by a Chinese state-owned company that was ultimately blocked 5

August 15, 2018 6:14 PM Montreal Alouettes place QB Johnny Manziel under concussion protocol

“On Tuesday morning, Johnny Manziel mentioned to our medical staff that he felt symptoms that could be associated with the prescribed medication he uses for a previously diagnosed medical condition,” the Alouettes said in a statement. “He then missed practice in order to have some blood work done. “In view of the hit he received on Saturday and the potential 6

August 15, 2018 5:47 PM People are ‘underestimating’ Lakers — even with LeBron, forward Kyle Kuzma says

“Anybody that watched us play last year, we were in a lot of games,” he said, adding that this year’s roster is “hungry” and “competitive.” The Lakers also added some veterans to join forces with James and the young core of Kuzma, Ball, Brandon Ingram and Josh Hart. Those new faces include Rajon Rondo, Lance Stephenson, JaVale McGee and Michael Beasley 6

August 15, 2018 3:38 PM Raptors 905 make history by hiring Canadian Olympian Tamara Tatham

“I think hiring Canadian coaches is what I can do right away,” Mahlalela said last weekend while conducting a coaching clinic in Mississauga. “I was given an opportunity as a young Canadian to work in the professional ranks and I need then to give that back. And that’s what I’m going to do with my staff.” A graduate of the University of Massachusetts 6

August 13, 2018 8:24 PM Ontario will rely on private sector to sell recreational cannabis

Ontario will sell recreational cannabis online only when it is legalized Oct. 17 and allow “tightly regulated” private retail stores into the weed business by next April 1. The sales model from Premier Doug Ford’s new Progressive Conservative government marks a shift from the previous Liberal administration’s plan for 150 brick-and-mortar Ontario Cannabis 9

August 12, 2018 6:12 PM Omarosa releases recording purportedly made in White House Situation Room

WASHINGTON—Omarosa Manigault Newman, the fired White House aide seeking publicity for her new memoir about her time in the Trump administration, said in an interview Sunday that the way Chief of Staff John F. Kelly dismissed her involved a “threat” and played an audio recording of Kelly that she said she made in the Situation Room. The recording was played 9

August 12, 2018 3:02 PM Slain Fredericton police officer was passionate about helping her community

FREDERICTON—A Fredericton police officer killed in Friday’s shootings was passionate about mental health and helping her community, according to the executive director of a local housing centre for women in crisis. Fiona Williams of Liberty Lane says she knew Const. Sara Burns for most of her life, but the two only reconnected within the past six months 10

August 10, 2018 1:20 PM Surge in part-time work in Canada offsets full-time losses as unemployment rate drops to 5.8 per cent

OTTAWA—A rush of new part-time jobs offset a drop in full-time work last month to help the economy post a net gain of 54,100 positions and drop the unemployment rate to a four-decade low. The July jobless rate was 5.8 per cent, down from 6 per cent the previous month, Statistics Canada said Friday in its latest labour force survey. The country gained 10

August 9, 2018 5:10 PM Pence outlines plans to have new U.S. Space Force by 2020

WASHINGTON—Faced with growing competition and threats from Russia and China, the White House on Thursday said it will create the U.S. Space Force as a sixth, separate military service by 2020. U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence told a Pentagon audience that the plan fulfils U.S. President Donald Trump’s vow to ensure America’s dominance in space — a domain 11