• Canada’s Nurse helps lift Sparks past Storm on home soil in WNBA pre-season action

    Canada’s Nurse helps lift Sparks past Storm on home soil in WNBA pre-season action
    EDMONTON — Canadian Kia Nurse had nine points in 19 minutes of action as the Los Angeles Sparks opened their WNBA pre-season schedule with a 84-79 win over the Seattle Storm on Saturday at Rogers Place.
    It was the second straight season a WNBA exhibition game took place and sold out in Canada. 
    Saturday’s contest comes on the heels of a sellout exhibition game at Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena back in 2023. 
    There was an announced crowd of 16,655 that filled the arena.&nb
  • 1 in 8 pregnant people have disabilities but face lack of accessible care: report

    1 in 8 pregnant people have disabilities but face lack of accessible care: report
    A new report says one in eight people who are pregnant in Ontario has a disability, but many face barriers to accessible care, as well as disrespectful attitudes from doctors and other care providers.Lead author Hilary Brown from the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences says people with disabilities have been overlooked in reproductive health care because of societal assumptions that they won’t have children.
    Brown says some disabled participants in the study told researchers that n
  • Longtime umpire Ángel Hernández retires. He unsuccessfully sued MLB for racial discrimination

    Longtime umpire Ángel Hernández retires. He unsuccessfully sued MLB for racial discrimination
    NEW YORK (AP) — Longtime umpire Ángel Hernández, who unsuccessfully sued Major League Baseball for racial discrimination, is retiring immediately.
    During a career that lasted more than three decades, the 62-year-old Hernández was often scorned by players, managers and fans for missed calls and quick ejections — some in high-profile situations.
    Hernández issued a statement through MLB on Monday night saying he has decided he wants to spend more time with hi
  • Robertson powers Stars over Oilers for 2-1 lead in Western Conference final

    Robertson powers Stars over Oilers for 2-1 lead in Western Conference final
    EDMONTON — Jason Robertson completed his first-career playoff hat trick midway through the third period as the Dallas Stars defeated the Edmonton Oilers 5-3 on Monday to take a 2-1 lead in the NHL’s Western Conference final.
    Wyatt Johnston and Miro Heiskanen, into the empty net, had the other goal for Dallas. Jake Oettinger made 26 saves. Roope Hintz, Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn had two assists each.
    Connor McDavid, with a goal and an assist to give him 100 career playoff points, Zac
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  • Celtics rally to close out Pacers for 4-0 sweep in Eastern Conference finals

    Celtics rally to close out Pacers for 4-0 sweep in Eastern Conference finals
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Derrick White’s tiebreaking 3-pointer with 43 seconds left gave Boston the lead and the Celtics closed out a four-game sweep of the Indiana Pacers 105-102 on Monday night to reach the NBA Finals for the second time in three years.
    White finished with 16 points. Jaylen Brown led Boston with 29 points while Jayson Tatum added 26 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists to help erase a nine-point second-half deficit.
    Boston swept the Pacers after rallying from a 3-0 def
  • Suspected tornado damages homes and barns in Quebec, but no injuries reported

    Suspected tornado damages homes and barns in Quebec, but no injuries reported
    RIGAUD, Que. — A suspected tornado that touched down in southwestern Quebec late Monday afternoon has damaged homes and farm buildings, but a local fire official said no injuries have been reported.
    Rigaud Fire Department acting chief Guillaume Roy said four homes were damaged , including one whose roof was ripped off, and a number of barns and grain silos were damaged, too.
    “One garage disappeared and all the chickens in it — we don’t know where it went,” Roy said
  • Unbeaten Knights beat winless Warriors 5-4 at Memorial Cup

    Unbeaten Knights beat winless Warriors 5-4 at Memorial Cup
    SAGINAW — Sam O’Reilly had a goal and assist, Denver Barkey and Easton Cowan each chipped in with two assists, and the London Knights defeated the Moose Jaw Warriors 5-4 in Memorial Cup action on U.S. Memorial Day Monday.
    The Ontario Hockey League champion Knights also got goals from Ruslan Gazizov, Sam Dickinson, Landon Sim and Kasper Halttunen to improve to 2-0 in the round-robin portion of the four-team championship tournament.
    Ethan Semeniuk scored twice for the Western Hockey Le
  • Cultus Lake warns public about cougar near Cultus Lake school after animal was attacked

    Cultus Lake warns public about cougar near Cultus Lake school after animal was attacked
    CHILLIWACK — Cultus Lake Park is warning the public about the presence of a cougar after remnants from an animal attack were identified Monday afternoon near Cultus Lake Community School.
    According to a social media Monday evening (May 27) at 6:04 p.m., park board staff say a cougar is likely in the forested area behind Cultus Lake Community School (71 Sunnyside Boulevard) and Mountain View Road.
    Personnel from British Columbia Conservation Officer Service have been notified, park board st
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  • Spy watchdog’s foreign meddling review finds ‘unacceptable gaps’ in accountability

    Spy watchdog’s foreign meddling review finds ‘unacceptable gaps’ in accountability
    OTTAWA — The national spy watchdog says the Canadian Security Intelligence Service and Public Safety Canada lacked a system for tracking who received and read specific intelligence on foreign interference, creating “unacceptable gaps in accountability.”
    In a report made public late today, the National Security and Intelligence Review Agency also says CSIS’s dissemination of intelligence on political foreign interference was inconsistent during the last two general electio
  • One person transported to hospital after vehicle crash in Greendale

    One person transported to hospital after vehicle crash in Greendale
    CHILLIWACK — Chilliwack Fire Department, RCMP and B.C. Ambulance Service personnel were dispatched Monday afternoon (May 27) after a car reportedly wound up sideways in a ditch just off South Sumas Road near the road’s S-curve in Greendale.
    According to a Chilliwack resident who wished to remain anonymous, the accident occurred sometime after 3:10 p.m., resulting in a vehicle submerged in a ditch.
    A B.C. EHS spokesperson, Jodi Gillich, has since clarified that B.C. Ambulance Service
  • One person reportedly transported to hospital after vehicle crash in Greendale: witness

    One person reportedly transported to hospital after vehicle crash in Greendale: witness
    CHILLIWACK — Chilliwack Fire Department, RCMP and B.C. Ambulance Service personnel were dispatched Monday afternoon (May 27) after a car reportedly wound up sideways in a ditch just off South Sumas Road near the road’s S-curve.
    According to a Chilliwack resident who wished to remain anonymous, the accident occurred sometime after 3:10 p.m., resulting in a vehicle submerged in a ditch.
    One patient was transported to hospital. A tow truck also responded to the scene to remove the vehic
  • B.C. universities focus on talks with encamped protesters as others take legal action

    B.C. universities focus on talks with encamped protesters as others take legal action
    VANCOUVER — Some Canadian universities are taking legal action to end pro-Palestinian encampments on their campuses, but three schools in British Columbia are taking less confrontational approaches.
    The University of Victoria says it’s focusing on dialogue with encamped protesters, while Vancouver Island University says it’s committed to a “measured” response.
    Vancouver Island University spokeswoman Jenn McGarrigle said in a statement that while the encampment there
  • B.C. announces online building permit hub to speed up homebuilding across province

    B.C. announces online building permit hub to speed up homebuilding across province
    BURNABY — The British Columbia government says a new online “hub” will speed up building permit processes across jurisdictions.
    Premier David Eby says “slow and complicated” building permit processes have delayed housing development at a time when it’s urgently needed.
    The province says the digital building permit system will be a “one-stop shop” for local building permits, and 12 municipalities and two First Nations governments are part of the fir
  • Moe says cabinet minister who took gun into legislature didn’t initially remember

    Moe says cabinet minister who took gun into legislature didn’t initially remember
    REGINA — Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe is defending a cabinet minister who said he didn’t bring a long gun into the legislature only to reverse himself days later and admit the story was true.
    Moe says he believes Jeremy Harrison was being truthful both times.
    The premier says Harrison didn’t initially remember bringing the gun into the legislature but admitted to it when his memory came back.
    Harrison has not publicly commented on the matter, which came to light May 16 when S
  • New Jets head coach Arniel says he’s learned lessons since being fired by Columbus

    New Jets head coach Arniel says he’s learned lessons since being fired by Columbus
    WINNIPEG — Scott Arniel believes overcoming the lowest point in his career will help him reach higher aspirations with the Winnipeg Jets.
    Arniel was named the new head coach of the Jets on Friday, 12 years after his only other time in the role ended with hem being fired by the Columbus Blue Jackets.
    “One of the darkest times for me in coaching — probably in hockey — was when I got fired in Columbus,” Arniel said at a media availability at Canada Life Centre on Monda
  • George Springer homers as the Blue Jays beat the sliding White Sox 5-1

    George Springer homers as the Blue Jays beat the sliding White Sox 5-1
    CHICAGO (AP) — George Springer, Bo Bichette and David Schneider homered, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the lowly Chicago White Sox 5-1 on Monday.
    Chris Bassitt struck out seven in five scoreless innings as Toronto stopped a three-game slide. Bassitt (5-6) allowed five hits and walked none against his first major league team.
    Springer connected in the second inning after Daulton Varsho reached on a two-out walk against Nick Nastrini. It was Springer’s fourth homer of the season.
    Bich
  • Down 2-1, Panthers still have plenty of hope in East final against Rangers

    Down 2-1, Panthers still have plenty of hope in East final against Rangers
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Carter Verhaeghe pulled his vehicle out of the players’ parking lot after leaving the Florida Panthers’ practice facility on Monday afternoon, only to notice about 50 fans standing on the side of the road clamoring for autographs.
    So, he stopped and signed for a while. Brandon Montour did the same. More players, like captain Aleksander Barkov, followed suit a few minutes later. The fans — some kids, some adults, some carrying signs, some weari
  • University presidents say there’s more work to do to combat antisemitism on campuses

    University presidents say there’s more work to do to combat antisemitism on campuses
    OTTAWA — Four university presidents conceded to members of Parliament today that antisemitism is a problem on their campuses.
    MPs questioned the presidents of the University of Toronto, McGill University, Concordia University and the University of British Columbia about their codes of conduct, responses to pro-Palestinian encampments and efforts to include Jewish students in equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives.
    When Liberal MP Anthony Housefather asked all four about whether antise
  • Canada dispatches Nepal in warm-up game ahead of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup

    Canada dispatches Nepal in warm-up game ahead of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup
    DALLAS — Nicholas Kirton scored 51 runs and Ravinderpal Singh added 41 to help Canada defeat Nepal by 63 runs in a warm-up match Monday ahead of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.
    Kirton slammed four fours and two sixes in his 39-ball innings. Opener Navneet Dhaliwal contributed 32 runs.
    Nepal, ranked 17th among T20 teams compared to No. 23 for Canada, won the toss and elected to field at the Grande Prairie Cricket Stadium.Canada finished at 183 for seven in its 20 overs and then dismissed
  • Jocelyn Barrieau to take over Canadian women’s rugby sevens side after Paris Olympics

    Jocelyn Barrieau to take over Canadian women’s rugby sevens side after Paris Olympics
    Assistant coach Jocelyn Barrieau will take charge of Canada’s women’s rugby sevens team following the Paris 2024 Olympics, Rugby Canada announced Monday.
    The governing body had previously announced that Jack Hanratty would step down after this summer’s Olympics to take over the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees women’s team.
    Barrieau joined the sevens squad as an assistant coach in May 2023 from Concordia University’s women’s rugby team.
    Rugby Canada said Barrieau
  • B.C. man charged with attempted murder after alleged knife attack: RCMP

    B.C. man charged with attempted murder after alleged knife attack: RCMP
    NORTH VANCOUVER, B.C. — Police say a man has been charged with attempted murder and other offences after he allegedly used a knife to slash cars, then attacked a motorcyclist riding in North Vancouver, B.C., over the weekend.
    RCMP say they received several reports Saturday afternoon about a man with a knife near an intersection south of the Deep Cove neighbourhood.
    A statement issued by police spokesman Cst. Mansoor Sahak says the man damaged a number of cars before striking the motorcycli
  • Bill Walton, Hall of Fame player who became a star broadcaster, dies at 71

    Bill Walton, Hall of Fame player who became a star broadcaster, dies at 71
    Bill Walton, who starred for John Wooden’s UCLA Bruins before becoming a Hall of Famer for his NBA career and one of the biggest stars in basketball broadcasting, died Monday, the league announced on behalf of his family. Walton, who had a prolonged fight with cancer, was 71.
    He was the NBA’s MVP in the 1977-78 season, a two-time champion and a member of both the NBA’s 50th anniversary and 75th anniversary teams. That followed a college career in which he was a two-time champio
  • Calgary golf pro fighting lung cancer gets exemption into Charity Classic

    Calgary golf pro fighting lung cancer gets exemption into Charity Classic
    CALGARY — Steve Blake has a powerful message — don’t give up on your dreams no matter what life throws your way.
    The Calgary golf professional is gearing up for playing in Canada’s lone PGA Tour Champions event of the season while battling inoperable Stage 4 lung cancer.
    “You may be handed a death sentence, but it doesn’t mean life’s over,” said Blake, whose received the shocking diagnosis in September. “You’ve still got a lot to give,
  • Chawathil First Nation in Hope deeply concerned by CIBC banking activities; bank responds

    Chawathil First Nation in Hope deeply concerned by CIBC banking activities; bank responds
    CHILLIWACK — A First Nation band west of Hope alleges banking giant CIBC has failed to meet the basic needs of vulnerable populations among its Indigenous members.According to a news release from Councillor Aaron Pete, a member of Chawathil First Nation who spoke on behalf of the band, Chawathil First Nation (CFN) has expressed deep concerns about recent interactions with the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC). They’re speaking up to highlight what they say are “signific
  • Canadian Richie Laryea expected to return to action on the weekend for Toronto FC

    Canadian Richie Laryea expected to return to action on the weekend for Toronto FC
    TORONTO — Toronto FC fullback/wingback Richie Laryea, sidelined by a hamstring injury since the Feb. 25 season opener, is expected to return to action Saturday at D.C. United.
    Coach John Herdman said Laryea will travel with the MLS team for Wednesday’s game in Philadelphia but won’t take the field until Saturday. With two away games this week, Toronto plans to stay south of the border after the mid-week game.
    Laryea, one of Toronto’s designated players along with Italian
  • Quebec police investigating after entire herd of 75 cattle allegedly stolen

    Quebec police investigating after entire herd of 75 cattle allegedly stolen
    COOKSHIRE-EATON, Que. — Quebec provincial police are investigating after an entire herd of about 75 cattle were allegedly stolen in the Eastern Townships region last week.
    Farm co-owner Jonathan Fortin said he went to his field Friday morning to check his herd of Black Angus cows and calves, only to find they had vanished.
    Fortin says the alleged thieves left behind a broken fence and vehicle tracks, and that neighbours reported seeing trailer lights and hearing a commotion in his field th
  • Police issue Amber Alert for two Quebec children allegedly abducted near Quebec City

    Police issue Amber Alert for two Quebec children allegedly abducted near Quebec City
    QUÉBEC — Police in Quebec have issued an Amber Alert for a two-year-old boy and a three-year-old girl who they say were abducted.
    They say Charles and Evelyne Gourgues were taken by 40-year-old Keven Gourgues in St-Vallier, Que., about 30 kilometres east of Quebec City.
    Gourgues was driving a white 2013 Honda Civic with a black hood, licence plate 53V ACE.
    The suspect is described as five foot seven inches tall and weighting 185 pounds.
    Anyone who sees him or the children is asked t
  • Chilliwack-area coffee company discontinues operations

    Chilliwack-area coffee company discontinues operations
    CHILLIWACK — When Chilliwack residents visit places like Peach Park and Vedder Park, it’s nice to see mobile coffee trailers that offer a variety of caffeinated drinks and snacks for people who might be taking their kids to the playground or sauntering along the nearby Vedder Rotary Loop Trail.
    A similar setup popped up in Yarrow when Yarrow Coffee Co. opened near Eckert Road and Yarrow Central Road, offering the Yarrow community a convenient location to purchase drinks and local goo
  • Ottawa working on artificial intelligence strategy for the public service

    Ottawa working on artificial intelligence strategy for the public service
    OTTAWA — Treasury Board President Anita Anand says Ottawa is developing a new artificial intelligence strategy for government operations.
    She says the strategy will help make government more efficient and improve services for Canadians.
    The effort will include setting up a specific division to retrain existing public servants.Anand made the announcement at a meeting with experts who are convening in Gatineau, Que., to discuss developing the strategy.
    The federal government has already begu
  • Rafael Nadal loses in the French Open’s first round to Alexander Zverev

    Rafael Nadal loses in the French Open’s first round to Alexander Zverev
    PARIS (AP) — Rafael Nadal lost in the first round of the French Open to Alexander Zverev 6-3, 7-6 (5), 6-3 on Monday in what might turn out to be the 14-time Roland Garros champion’s last match at his favorite tournament.
    It is the first time in his long and illustrious career that Nadal has been beaten in two consecutive matches on clay courts and the first time he has dropped a match earlier than the fourth round at the French Open. His career record at the clay-court Grand Slam to

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