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Changing of the guard in Toronto FC goal happened without a ripple

Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press Published Monday, November 20, 2017 10:10AM EST TORONTO — It speaks volumes about Toronto FC’s smooth path this year that it made MLS history with a 69-point regular season while manoeuvring a changing of the guard in goal that barely made a headline. Clint Irwin, the incumbent, was the Toronto ‘keeper during the penalty shootout loss to the Seattle Sounders in last December’s MLS Cup. And he was still No. 1 after training camp this year. But Alex Bono’s play eventually won the day. WhenRead More

Fuel cleanup in drainage pond is conducted under environment ministry direction

CTV London Published Sunday, November 19, 2017 1:14PM EST Last Updated Sunday, November 19, 2017 6:09PM EST The source of a large diesel fuel spill in a northwest storm drainage pond was a fuel tank being used by a construction contractor, the city says. As first reported by CTV News, the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change was called in after the Thursday spill. Ward 7 councillor Josh Morgan says the contractor hired “a dedicated spills contractor” to clean up the fuel. The work is being conducted under the directionRead More

Stamps and Esks renew hostilities with Grey Cup berth on the line

The Calgary Stampeders will face the Toronto Argonauts in the 105st Grey Cup after defeating the Eskimos in the Western Final by a score of 32-28. The decision by Eskimos’ head coach Jason Maas to send out the field goal unit when his team was down 32-25 late in the fourth quarter would prove costly as the Eskimos’ would not regain possession. Eskimos’ placekicker Sean Whyte’s 20 yard field goal attempt with 1:56 was successful to reduce the Stampeders’ lead to 32-28. The subsequent Stampeders’ drive ate a significant amountRead More

Flyers defenceman Radko Gudas suspended for 10 games

NEW YORK — Philadelphia Flyers defenceman Radko Gudas was suspended for 10 games without pay by the NHL on Sunday for slashing Winnipeg Jets forward Mathieu Perreault. Gudas was assessed a major penalty and game misconduct for slashing midway through the first period in the Flyers’ 3-2 loss at Winnipeg on Thursday night. Gudas is considered a repeat offender under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, will forfeit $408,537. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecastRead More

After Macron meeting, Hariri says will clarify position in Lebanon

PARIS (Reuters) – Saad al-Hariri, who resigned as Lebanon’s prime minister this month while in Saudi Arabia, said on Saturday he would clarify his position when he returns to Beirut next week. Hariri’s resignation on Nov. 4 threw Lebanon into political crisis and put it center-stage in the Middle East’s overarching rivalry between Sunni Saudi Arabia and its allies and a bloc led by Shi‘ite Iran. “With regard to the political situation in Lebanon, I will go to Beirut in the coming days, I will participate in the independence celebrations,Read More

Software robots snatching up hottest toys online

Parents aren’t just competing with other people when shopping for the hottest toys of the season online. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC

Crews face access issues while battling brush fire near southwest homeless camp

An early morning fire in a heavily treed area near Shaganappi Point Golf Course presented access issues for the responding members of the Calgary Fire Department. At approximately 4:00 a.m., a concerned citizen called 9-1-1 after spotting a fire on a hill above the southern bank of the Bow River from their vantage point along Kensington Road Northwest. Without an exact address, fire crews cut a gate to gain access to the Shaganappi Point Golf Course before determining the brush fire was situated outside the property. Firefighters located and extinguishedRead More

Debris remains one year after Chinatown blaze

A year after Canada’s first movie theatre went up in flames in Chinatown, the debris is still there. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC

New development divides normally sleepy Sidney

Some worry the big stores will hurt the quaint feel of Sidney – and pose a major threat to little local shops. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC

Feds to fund search for safer alternatives to opioids

Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press Published Wednesday, November 15, 2017 6:50PM EST Ottawa is planning to boost treatment options for opioid drug users as it tries to deal with what Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor is calling a national public health crisis. Petitpas Taylor outlined some of the steps the federal government aims to take at a conference Wednesday of the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction. More than 2,800 people died last year as a result of the crisis and Petitpas Taylor said that number is expected toRead More