• In the news today: Trudeau, Vets in France for D-Day, Bank of Canada rate cut coming?

    In the news today: Trudeau, Vets in France for D-Day, Bank of Canada rate cut coming?
    Here is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed tobring you up to speed on what you need to know today…
    100-year-old D-Day veteran reflects on war
    Richard Rohmer is not sentimental when he says, matter-of-factly, that this may be his last D-Day anniversary trip to France.At 100 years old, the Second World War veteran says this 80th anniversary is his last decennial commemoration, and perhaps the last time he makes the trip to France at all.
    Rohmer is part of a dwindling camp
  • Valdez and Duran power Red Sox to 7-3 win over Blue Jays to complete three-game sweep

    Valdez and Duran power Red Sox to 7-3 win over Blue Jays to complete three-game sweep
    TORONTO — Enmanuel Valdez and Jarren Duran hit solo homers to power the Boston Red Sox to a 7-3 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday night at Rogers Centre.
    Brayan Bello allowed two earned runs over six innings to help Boston (40-35) win its fifth in a row. The Red Sox have won eight of their last 10 games.
    Addison Barger and Justin Turner had two hits and one run apiece for the Blue Jays (35-39), who suffered their first three-game sweep of the season.Toronto made four errors a
  • CF Montreal blows two-goal lead, draws New York Red Bulls 2-2

    CF Montreal blows two-goal lead, draws New York Red Bulls 2-2
    MONTREAL — Julian Hall scored the first Major League Soccer goal of his career as New York Red Bulls erased a two-goal deficit to draw CF Montreal 2-2 on Wednesday night.
    The 16-year-old Hall headed the ball into the back of the net in the 88th minute after Wikelman Carmona scored earlier in the second half for New York (8-5-6), which dominated the shots attempts 24 to 10.
    Sunusi Ibrahim and Kwadwo Opoku scored in the first half to help Montreal (4-8-6) build the lead. Despite giving it up
  • North Korea says deal between Putin and Kim requires immediate military assistance in event of war

    North Korea says deal between Putin and Kim requires immediate military assistance in event of war
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A new agreement between Russia and North Korea reached by their leaders requires the countries to use all available means to provide immediate military assistance in the event of war, North Korean state media said.
    The North’s official Korean Central News Agency on Thursday reported the language of the comprehensive strategic partnership agreement reached by its leader Kim Jong Un and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Pyongyang on Wednesday. The agency sai
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  • Toronto FC pays for missed scoring opportunities, loses 2-1 to Nashville SC

    Toronto FC pays for missed scoring opportunities, loses 2-1 to Nashville SC
    TORONTO — Sam Surridge scored his second goal of the night in the 90th minute to complete Nashville’s 2-1 comeback win over Toronto FC in Major League Soccer play Wednesday.
    Tyler Boyd set up the goal, slicing through the Toronto defence before sending in a cross for Surridge, in close, to knock home with a nifty backheel for his seventh of the season.
    Toronto (7-9-3) had gifted Chicago goals with a variety of gaffes in a 4-1 loss Saturday, prompting coach John Herdman to demand that
  • Update: Fire at lumber mill on Lickman Road fully suppressed by Chilliwack firefighters Wednesday

    Update: Fire at lumber mill on Lickman Road fully suppressed by Chilliwack firefighters Wednesday
    **Update at 6:35 p.m. Wednesday: The fire has been knocked down.**
    Original story below from 5 p.m.:
    CHILLIWACK — Multiple Chilliwack Fire Department engines have been dispatched for a fire Wednesday afternoon (June 19) at a lumber mill on Lickman Road.
    According to scanner traffic, firefighters were called to a fire at Visscher Lumber, 6545 Lickman Road.
    An image shared by a Chilliwack resident who lives in the area shows multiple firefighters on scene as smoke can be seen billowing from
  • ‘Senseless violence’: Woman killed in Surrey, B.C., home invasion, father says

    ‘Senseless violence’: Woman killed in Surrey, B.C., home invasion, father says
    SURREY, B.C. — The father of a homicide victim in Surrey, B.C., says she was killed in a home invasion on the weekend.
    The Integrated Homicide Investigation team says 30-year-old Tori Dunn died after being found with life-threatening injuries at a home in the Port Kells area of Surrey late Sunday night.
    Police say a suspect was arrested near the crime scene after a search that involved the Police Dog Service, and the person is being held in custody on a related charge while the investigati
  • Chilliwack Fire Dept. dispatched to fire at lumber mill on Lickman Road Wednesday afternoon

    Chilliwack Fire Dept. dispatched to fire at lumber mill on Lickman Road Wednesday afternoon
    CHILLIWACK — Multiple Chilliwack Fire Department engines have been dispatched for a fire Wednesday afternoon (June 19) at a lumber mill on Lickman Road.
    According to scanner traffic, firefighters were called to a fire at Visscher Lumber, 6545 Lickman Road.
    An image shared by a Chilliwack resident who lives in the area shows multiple firefighters on scene as smoke can be seen billowing from the mill.
    The fire is reportedly in the rear of the mill. A witness reported hearing multiple explosi
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  • Montreal mayor denounces antisemitism after restaurant allegedly targeted

    Montreal mayor denounces antisemitism after restaurant allegedly targeted
    MONTREAL — Politicians are denouncing violence and intimidation against Montreal’s Jewish community after bullet-shaped holes were found in a restaurant window Wednesday morning.
    Yoni Amir, co-owner of Falafel Yoni, said his employees arrived to work in the morning and called police after they founds holes that were made by some kind of projectile.
    “It’s a pretty upsetting and unnerving and unsettling thing for the staff especially,” he said in a phone interview.
    Wh
  • MPs hit summer campaign circuit as election year looms

    MPs hit summer campaign circuit as election year looms
    OTTAWA — Members of Parliament poured out of the House of Commons into the stifling air of an Ottawa heat wave Wednesday, heading back to their constituencies for the summer barbecue and festival circuit many love most about their jobs.
    The next time they take their seats will be Sept. 16, just before the one-year countdown until the next election campaign has to begin.
    For the federal Conservatives, whose polling numbers since Pierre Poilievre took over as leader have climbed ever upward,
  • Public hearing for VPD sergeant accused of sexual misconduct by officers and students

    Public hearing for VPD sergeant accused of sexual misconduct by officers and students
    VICTORIA — The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner in British Columbia has called its first ever public hearing into allegations of sexualized misconduct against a Vancouver police officer who has also been an instructor at several post-secondary institutions.
    The office says the allegations against Sgt. Keiron McConnell relate to his conduct toward seven women, including police officers and former students when he was an instructor at Royal Roads and Kwantlen Polytechnic universit
  • Study finds coal mine contaminants blown onto snowpack in Alberta, British Columbia

    Study finds coal mine contaminants blown onto snowpack in Alberta, British Columbia
    Cancer-causing chemicals are being blown downwind from coal mines in southern British Columbia in concentrations that rival those next to oilsand mines, newly published research has concluded.
    “Our results reveal, for the first time, clear evidence that coal mining contaminants are spread far downwind from their sources,” says the paper, published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology.
    The research, conducted by scientists from the Alberta government and the University
  • Olympic sprinter Knighton allowed to run at US trials after contamination case

    Olympic sprinter Knighton allowed to run at US trials after contamination case
    EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Sprinter Erriyon Knighton tested positive for a banned substance that an arbitration panel determined came from contaminated meat, a decision that keeps the 200-meter specialist eligible to run at the upcoming U.S. Olympic trials.
    The 20-year-old from Florida, who holds the under-18 and under-20 records in the 200 meters, tested positive for the performance enhancer trenbolone during an out-of-competition test in March, according to the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, which re
  • Kings acquire goaltender Darcy Kuemper from Capitals for forward Pierre-Luc Dubois

    Kings acquire goaltender Darcy Kuemper from Capitals for forward Pierre-Luc Dubois
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Kings acquired goaltender Darcy Kuemper from the Washington Capitals for forward Pierre-Luc Dubois in a trade of high-priced, underachieving players on Wednesday.
    Kuemper, who has three seasons remaining on a five-year $26.25 million contract he signed with Washington in 2022, ended up being the backup to Charlie Lindgren when the Capitals were swept in four games in the first round by the New York Rangers.
    The 34-year old Kuemper appeared in 33 games wit
  • Chilliwack RCMP investigating motorcycle collision that claimed the life of a 49-year-old

    Chilliwack RCMP investigating motorcycle collision that claimed the life of a 49-year-old
    CHILLIWACK — Mounties in Chilliwack say they are investigating a fatal collision that took the life of a 49-year-old motorcyclist last week.
    According to a news release from Chilliwack RCMP spokesperson Corporal Carmen Kiener, police were dispatched last Thursday, June 13 at 7:40 p.m. for the report of a two-vehicle crash involving a motorcycle and an SUV on Camp River Road.
    Responding officers attended and located BC EHS paramedics tending to the rider, along with civilians who were first
  • Canada’s Alena Sharp excited for major return at KPMG Women’s PGA Championship

    Canada’s Alena Sharp excited for major return at KPMG Women’s PGA Championship
    It’s been three years since Hamilton’s Alena Sharp played in a major and she feels like her game has evolved to better suit the best-on-best women’s golf tournament.
    The 43-year-old Sharp joins Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls, Ont., and Savannah Grewal of Mississauga, Ont., at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship on Thursday. Sharp last competed in a major in 2021, playing in the Women’s PGA Championship and the Amundi Evian Championship that year.
    “I’ve d
  • Chilliwack Search and Rescue, 3rd busiest in all of B.C., works to erase $750,000 shortfall for new facility

    Chilliwack Search and Rescue, 3rd busiest in all of B.C., works to erase $750,000 shortfall for new facility
    CHILLIWACK — A representative of Chilliwack Search and Rescue told Chilliwack City Council members Tuesday (June 18) that the non-profit organization is working diligently to address a $750,000 shortfall as it builds its new facility on Fifth Avenue, east of Young Road, in an industrial area of Chilliwack.Frank Van Nynatten, a 28-year member of Chilliwack SAR, said its new search and rescue facility under construction has seen ground densification completed, concrete footings and foundatio
  • Ottawa moves forward on threat to use federal powers to help Quebec caribou

    Ottawa moves forward on threat to use federal powers to help Quebec caribou
    MONTREAL — Federal Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault says he’s moving forward on his threat to invoke federal powers to protect Quebec’s declining woodland caribou herds.
    Guilbeault said today that he’s starting the process to obtain a federal decree to protect the herds in Val-d’Or, Charlevoix and Pipmuacan, after what he describes as Quebec’s failure to develop a plan to save them.
    The federal minister says his government will hold consultations to dete
  • Weather helping keep wildfire away from N.W.T community as residents remain out

    Weather helping keep wildfire away from N.W.T community as residents remain out
    FORT GOOD HOPE, N.W.T. — A wildfire that has forced hundreds out of a community in the Northwest Territories is growing, but strong winds continue to force it away from the town.Fire officials say no structures in Fort Good Hope have been destroyed.The wildfire has expanded significantly, stretching to more than 40 square kilometres in size, since it started on the weekend.
    The weather forecast is favouring crews, with winds pushing flames further from the community.The fire forced out mos
  • Flashback: No Messi back in 2010 but Argentina firepower still too much for Canada

    Flashback: No Messi back in 2010 but Argentina firepower still too much for Canada
    Canada and Argentina, who meet in Thursday’s Copa America curtain-raiser in Atlanta, have history — albeit in the form of a lopsided 5-0 defeat in their only other meeting at the senior level.
    The Canadian men travelled to Buenos Aires in May 2010 to take on the powerful South American side on the eve of its departure for the World Cup in South Africa.
    Argentina was ranked seventh in the world at the time, 56 places above Canada, then coached by Stephen Hart.
    “I remember people
  • BC United Leader Kevin Falcon loses another candidate to Rustad’s Conservatives

    BC United Leader Kevin Falcon loses another candidate to Rustad’s Conservatives
    VICTORIA — BC United Leader Kevin Falcon has lost another member of his election team to British Columbia’s Conservative Party.
    Business leader and former District of Sechelt councillor Chris Moore announced he will no longer represent BC United in the October provincial election in the Powell River-Sunshine Coast riding and will instead run as a candidate for Leader John Rustad’s Conservatives.
    Falcon’s party has lost several high-profile candidates and members to the Co
  • Gilgeous-Alexander, Wiggins headline Canada men’s Olympic basketball roster

    Gilgeous-Alexander, Wiggins headline Canada men’s Olympic basketball roster
    TORONTO — NBA stars Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Andrew Wiggins and Jamal Murray will lead the Canadian men’s basketball team at the Paris Olympics in July.
    Canada Basketball made the announcement Wednesday afternoon and said a training camp will be held from June 28 to July 7 in Toronto.
    The team is coming off a historic 2023 where it won its first-ever medal at a FIBA World Cup, defeating the United States for bronze last September in Manila, Philippines.
    Canada qualified for the Olymp
  • Alouettes focused on winning ahead of Grey Cup banner reveal against Redblacks

    Alouettes focused on winning ahead of Grey Cup banner reveal against Redblacks
    MONTREAL — Cody Fajardo knows watching the Grey Cup banner rise at Molson Stadium will stir up his emotions.
    But deep down, the Montreal Alouettes quarterback has one thing on his mind heading into the unveiling: winning a football game.
    After two games on the road to start the 2024 CFL season, the reigning champions host the Ottawa Redblacks in their home opener Thursday night. The Alouettes have sold more than 20,000 tickets, effectively selling out what’s expected to be a rowdy Mo
  • Orphaned B.C. sea otter pup in critical condition, receiving 24-hour care

    Orphaned B.C. sea otter pup in critical condition, receiving 24-hour care
    VANCOUVER — Animal rescuers at the Vancouver Aquarium say an orphaned sea otter pup is receiving 24-hour care to “ensure her survival,” after it was found in critical condition.
    The Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Society says a member of the public found the otter near Tofino, B.C., and it was brought to the rescue facility in Vancouver on Tuesday night.
    Society executive director Martin Haulena says the female pup cannot swim, hunt or regulate body temperature on its
  • The Ten Commandments must be displayed in Louisiana classrooms under requirement signed into law

    The Ten Commandments must be displayed in Louisiana classrooms under requirement signed into law
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana has become the first state to require that the Ten Commandments be displayed in every public school classroom under a bill signed into law by Republican Gov. Jeff Landry on Wednesday.The GOP-drafted legislation mandates that a poster-sized display of the Ten Commandments in “large, easily readable font” be required in all public classrooms, from kindergarten to state-funded universities. Although the bill did not receive final approval from Lan
  • Natural gas expansion work proposed for the Fraser Valley

    Natural gas expansion work proposed for the Fraser Valley
    CHILLIWACK — Westcoast Energy, an Enbridge company that oversees and operates the primary natural gas transmission system in British Columbia, is proposing to expand sections of the southern part of this pipeline through the Fraser Valley.According to a statement from Rawnna Low, spokesperson for Enbridge, Westcoast Energy says this natural gas transmission system transports natural gas that ultimately heats homes, hospitals, businesses and schools throughout B.C. This same natural gas is
  • Coalition of drug user groups wants court to quash B.C. drug ‘recriminalization’

    Coalition of drug user groups wants court to quash B.C. drug ‘recriminalization’
    VANCOUVER — A coalition of drug user advocacy groups is taking the federal government to court, claiming the decision to recriminalize public drug possession in British Columbia puts users at increased risk of death.The group of 13 non-profits, including the Matsqui-Abbotsford Impact Society and the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users, says in an application filed in Federal Court that the federal government recriminalized public drug possession in B.C. “with minimal justification o
  • Two-time Olympic medallist Dion retires from Canada’s short-track speedskating team

    Two-time Olympic medallist Dion retires from Canada’s short-track speedskating team
    MONTREAL — Pascal Dion has retired from Canada’s short-track speedskating team after a 10-year career that included two Olympic medals.
    The 29-year-old from Montreal announced his decision in a Speed Skating Canada release Wednesday.
    Dion helped Canada win gold in the men’s 5,000-metre relay at 2022 Beijing Olympics alongside teammates Charles Hamelin, Steven Dubois, Jordan Pierre-Gilles and Maxime Laoun.
    He was also a member of the relay team that won bronze at the Pyeongchang
  • CFL to begin augmented broadcasts of games Thursday on TSN+

    CFL to begin augmented broadcasts of games Thursday on TSN+
    TORONTO — CFL broadcasts are going to look a little different now.
    Starting Thursday night, broadcasts of CFL games on TSN+ will be available as augmented live streams.Viewers will see locators to help them find the ball carrier and a timer that will indicate the length of time it takes a quarterback to get a pass off.
    There will also be calculations on just how fast a player ran on a play. Some passing routes — commonly referred to as a route tree — will be included, with line
  • Canada’s Raonic loses second-round match to Fritz at Queen’s Club

    Canada’s Raonic loses second-round match to Fritz at Queen’s Club
    LONDON — Canada’s Milos Raonic lost to fourth-seeded American Taylor Fritz 7-6 (5), 6-4 in second-round action Wednesday at the Queen’s Club Championships tennis tournament.
    The 33-year-old from Thornhill, Ont., came into the match following a first-round win over Cameron Norrie in which he set a record for aces in an ATP three-set match with 47.
    He was held to nine aces Wednesday, two fewer than Fritz, in the first meeting between the players.
    Raonic seemed poised to win the f

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