• Israel denies link to Islamophobic campaign in Canada that Meta says originated there

    Israel denies link to Islamophobic campaign in Canada that Meta says originated there
    OTTAWA — The Israeli government is being accused in published reports of involvement in an operation aimed at reducing support for Palestinians in Canada that was flagged by artificial intelligence researchers.
    Israel rejects the claim, being reported by the New York Times and Israeli newspaper Haaretz, that it’s behind the social-media influence campaign, in which researchers say North Americans are being targeted with Islamophobic content.
    Accounts bearing the name United Citizens
  • Trudeau says Russia needs to be accountable for ‘genocide’ of taking Ukrainian kids

    Trudeau says Russia needs to be accountable for  ‘genocide’ of taking Ukrainian kids
    BURGENSTOCK — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Russia needs to be accountable “for the element of genocide” he says it’s committing by taking thousands of Ukrainian children from their home.He addressed reported this morning at the summit on peace in Ukraine taking place in Switzerland.
    More than 90 countries are attending the summit this weekend, which aims to spark discussions of a path toward ending the war between Russia and Ukraine.
    With Russia absent from the summ
  • Israeli military announces ‘tactical pause’ in attempt to increase flow of aid into hard-hit Gaza

    Israeli military announces ‘tactical pause’ in attempt to increase flow of aid into hard-hit Gaza
    JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military on Sunday announced a “tactical pause” in its offensive in the southern Gaza Strip to allow the deliveries of increased quantities of humanitarian aid.
    The army said the pause would begin in the Rafah area at 8 a.m. (0500 GMT, 1 a.m. eastern) and remain in effect until 7 p.m. (1600 GMT, noon eastern). It said the pauses would take place every day until further notice.
    The pause is aimed at allowing aid trucks to reach the nearby Israel-cont
  • McDavid, Oilers avoid sweep, thump Panthers 8-1 in Game 4 of Stanley Cup final

    McDavid, Oilers avoid sweep, thump Panthers 8-1 in Game 4 of Stanley Cup final
    EDMONTON — The Oilers still have life in the Stanley Cup final.
    Connor McDavid had a goal and three assists as Edmonton thumped Florida 8-1 on Saturday to cut the Panthers’ lead in the best-of-seven title series to 3-1.
    Dylan Holloway, with two goals and an assist, Mattias Janmark, with a goal and an assist, Adam Henrique, Darnell Nurse, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Ryan McLeod also scored for the Oilers, who finally solved Sergei Bobrovsky by putting five pucks past the Panthers netminde
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  • Teens Buck, Bajraktarevic spark Revolution to 3-2 win over Whitecaps

    Teens Buck, Bajraktarevic spark Revolution to 3-2 win over Whitecaps
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Teenagers Noel Buck and Esmir Bajraktarevic scored first-half goals and the New England Revolution ran their win streak to three with a 3-2 Major League Soccer victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday night.
    The Revolution (5-10-1) grabbed a 1-0 lead in the seventh minute on the 19-year-old Buck’s first goal of the season. Buck scored unassisted, finding the net for the fifth time in 41 career appearances — 27 starts — with the Revs.
    Ryan
  • B.C. Lions collect first victory of the season, beating Calgary Stampeders 26-17

    B.C. Lions collect first victory of the season, beating Calgary Stampeders 26-17
    VANCOUVER — Vernon Adams Jr. threw for 277 yards and the B.C. Lions downed the Calgary Stampeders 26-17 to collect their first win of the season on Saturday.
    The quarterback connected on 17 of 29 attempts, including two touchdowns, and drove in another major for the Lions (1-1).
    Jake Maier went 26 for 33 with 339 passing yards, two TDs and one interception as Calgary (1-1) took its first loss of the CFL campaign.The Lions’ defence was effective throughout the game, sacking Maier four
  • Shawn Austin set to perform at 152nd Chilliwack Fair

    Shawn Austin set to perform at 152nd Chilliwack Fair
    CHILLIWACK — The Chilliwack & District Agricultural Society has announced Shawn Austin as the main performer for the 152nd Chilliwack Fair on Friday, August 9 at Chilliwack Heritage Park.The show, included with gate admission, will start around 9 p.m. after the rodeo.Shawn Austin has quickly become one of Canada’s top country talents with hits like “Tailgate To Heaven”, “Slip”, and “Settle for a Drink.”The Vancouver singer and songwriter has al
  • Chicago Fire take advantage of sloppy Toronto FC defending to post first away win

    Chicago Fire take advantage of sloppy Toronto FC defending to post first away win
    TORONTO — The Chicago Fire, taking advantage of sloppy defending, scored three second-half goals — including two just three minutes apart — to defeat a depleted Toronto FC 4-1 for its first away win of the MLS season Saturday.
    Maren Haile-Selassie, Hugo Cuypers, Mauricio Pineda and Allan Arigoni scored for Chicago (4-8-6), which came into the game tied for 27th in the league on offence, averaging 1.00 goals a game.
    Lorenzo Insigne replied for Toronto (7-8-3) in a contest that s
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  • CF Montreal holds Western leader Real Salt Lake to scoreless draw

    CF Montreal holds Western leader Real Salt Lake to scoreless draw
    MONTREAL — With four key players back from injury, CF Montreal played to a scoreless tie on Saturday at Stade Saputo against Western Conference-leading Real Salt Lake.
    This was Montreal’s (4-7-6) fourth 0-0 draw of the Major League Soccer season, while Salt Lake City (9-2-7) extended its undefeated streak to 14 games.
    Both teams began the match timidly, not pressing too high and leaving as little space to be exploited as possible. It took 15 minutes for the first shot on target to fi
  • Shooting at splash pad in Detroit suburb leaves ‘numerous wounded victims,’ authorities say

    Shooting at splash pad in Detroit suburb leaves ‘numerous wounded victims,’ authorities say
    ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Gunfire erupted at a splash pad in the Detroit suburb of Rochester Hills as families were frolicking in the water to beat the summer heat, leaving multiple people wounded, authorities said. Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard told reporters that “it sounds like we have nine, maybe 10 victims with gunshot wounds, victims of varying kinds of injuries.”
    Authorities said they believed they had a possible suspect contained in a home nearby. A handgun a
  • DeChambeau a one-man show at Pinehurst No. 2, leads U.S. Open by 3

    DeChambeau a one-man show at Pinehurst No. 2, leads U.S. Open by 3
    PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) — Bryson DeChambeau turned Pinehurst No. 2 into a one-man show Saturday in the U.S. Open.
    When he wasn’t smashing eight drives of 340 yards or more, he was getting his right hip worked on between holes. He pumped fists and entertained thousands of sun-baked fans on his way to a 3-under 67 and a three-shot lead going into the final round.
    At stake is a chance to capture a second U.S. Open title with a reimagined game — still powerful as ever — and a ph
  • Updated: Severe thunderstorm warning downgraded to ‘severe thunderstorm watch’ Saturday

    Updated: Severe thunderstorm warning downgraded to ‘severe thunderstorm watch’ Saturday
    **Update at 4:15 p.m. Saturday: Environment Canada has downgraded the severe thunderstorm warning previously issued to a severe thunderstorm warning. From Environment Canada: Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain. Funnel clouds have been observed this afternoon in the Fraser Valley near Yarrow and conditions are such that they may reform over the next several hours. Remember, severe thun
  • Severe thunderstorm warning issued Saturday afternoon for Chilliwack

    Severe thunderstorm warning issued Saturday afternoon for Chilliwack
    CHILLIWACK — Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the Chilliwack area Saturday afternoon.
    According to a warning issued Saturday afternoon (June 15), Environment Canada said at 3:16 p.m. Saturday that its meteorologists are tracking a severe thunderstorm capable of producing strong wind gusts, pea to dime size hail and heavy rain. This thunderstorm is located near Yarrow. It is moving northeast at 15 km/h towards Chilliwack.Environment Canada says heavy downpours
  • Second-inning rally leads Toronto Blue Jays past Cleveland Guardians 5-0

    Second-inning rally leads Toronto Blue Jays past Cleveland Guardians 5-0
    TORONTO — George Springer, Addison Barger and Spencer Horwitz all had RBI singles in a second-inning rally as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Cleveland Guardians 5-0 on Saturday.
    Isiah Kiner-Falefa added an RBI single in the fourth for the Blue Jays (34-36) and Daulton Varsho drove in another run in the fifth.
    Relief pitcher Trevor Richards was Toronto’s “opener,” allowing just a hit and getting one strikeout over 2 1/3 innings as the Blue Jays still haven’t found a
  • Search turns to recovery operation for missing B.C. boater presumed dead

    Search turns to recovery operation for missing B.C. boater presumed dead
    MISSION, BRITISH COLUMBIA — Police and other rescue agencies say they’re still looking for a 37-year-old boater who went missing near Mission, B.C., but local rescue crews say “it’s unlikely he is still alive.”
    RCMP say police responded to Nicomen Slough, about 14 kilometres northeast of Mission, on Friday evening after receiving reports of a boating accident in which two men were thrown into the water.They say the boaters were reportedly doing donuts in a small alu
  • Italy recovers to beat Albania 2-1 at Euro 2024 after conceding goal after 23 seconds

    Italy recovers to beat Albania 2-1 at Euro 2024 after conceding goal after 23 seconds
    DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — By conceding a goal after just 23 seconds, Italy made the worst possible start to its European Championship title defense.
    Thankfully for the Azzurri, it soon got much better.
    Italy recovered from letting in the quickest goal in the tournament’s 64-year history to beat Albania 2-1 in Dortmund on Saturday in an atmospheric Adriatic derby that immediately threatened an upset.
    Nedim Bajrami thrilled a heavily pro-Albanian crowd at Westfalenstadion by pouncing on
  • Witnesses report pea-sized hail as storm hits parts of B.C.’s south coast

    Witnesses report pea-sized hail as storm hits parts of B.C.’s south coast
    WHITE ROCK, B.C. — Environment Canada says storms tracking over British Columbia’s south coast brought hail to the region today, with one witness reporting pellets the size of large peas blanketing his local streets.
    Meteorologist Yimei Li says the weather agency has received reports about hail from White Rock, South Surrey, North Vancouver and South Vancouver.
    Li says thunderstorms, when combined with cooler-than-normal temperatures, create the right conditions for hail to develop.
  • Update: Body of Dewdney man located

    Update: Body of Dewdney man located
    **Update at 6 p.m. Saturday: Mission RCMP says search crews have located the body of the missing boater in Dewdney. According to an update from police, Mounties say late Saturday afafternoon, search and rescue crews managed to locate and recover the body of the boat operator who died as a result of a boating accident in Nicomen Slough on Friday. Mission Search and Rescue and Mission RCMP would like to thank the public for their concern, especially those who offered to assist in the search effort
  • Dewdney man, 37, presumed dead in boating accident: Mission RCMP

    Dewdney man, 37, presumed dead in boating accident: Mission RCMP
    DEWDNEY — Mission RCMP says a 37-year-old man from Dewdney is missing in what will likely become a recovery mission after a boating accident occurred in the Nicomen Slough shortly before 6:30 p.m. Friday night (June 14).
    According to a statement from Mission RCMP spokesperson Corporal Harrison Mohr, two men were in a small flat-bottom aluminum boat, and were reportedly doing donuts in the water when they hit their own wake, ejecting both men from the boat. The passenger of the boat was abl
  • Environment Canada issues rainfall warnings for parts of northeastern B.C.

    Environment Canada issues rainfall warnings for parts of northeastern B.C.
    FORT NELSON, B.C. — Parts of northeastern British Columbia are under rainfall warnings as a narrow band of intense storms moves through the area.
    Environment Canada says about 40 to 50 millimeters of rain is expected to fall in the province’s North Peace River and southern Fort Nelson regions on Saturday.It says a narrow band of heavy rain has developed over the southern Fort Nelson area and Peace River in northern B.C., adding it’s also forecast to bring heavy rain near the Ro
  • Indiana Republicans upset Mike Braun’s choice for lieutenant governor, backing far-right pick

    Indiana Republicans upset Mike Braun’s choice for lieutenant governor, backing far-right pick
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Republicans have rejected Sen. Mike Braun’s choice for lieutenant governor, instead nominating a podcasting pastor with far-right views to be his running mate.
    Braun, who is leaving the Senate, endorsed state Rep. Julie McGuire for his running mate when he became the GOP nominee for governor. Indiana delegates usually back the nominee’s chosen running mate without a challenge.But McGuire faced a challenge from Micah Beckwith, who promotes uncompromis
  • Yamal, 16, leads Spain’s new generation to 3-0 win over Croatia at Euro 2024

    Yamal, 16, leads Spain’s new generation to 3-0 win over Croatia at Euro 2024
    BERLIN (AP) — Lamine Yamal became the youngest player to appear in a European Championship as Spain’s new generation brushed aside Croatia’s challenge 3-0 in their opening game on Saturday.
    Yamal, aged 16 years, 338 days, also became the youngest to set up a goal at the tournament when he crossed for Dani Carvajal to score Spain’s third goal before the break.
    The 21-year-old Nico Williams starred on the other flank for Spain, which is going for its fourth European title.
  • Fatal vehicle crash southeast of Quebec City kills 50-year-old man

    Fatal vehicle crash southeast of Quebec City kills 50-year-old man
    MONTREAL — A 50-year-old man has died following a collision on Friday afternoon in Frampton, Que., about 76 kilometres southeast of Quebec City.
    Provincial police say they learned of the crash on Route 275 in the province’s Chaudière-Appalaches region at around 5:15 p.m.
    They say the man swerved out of his lane and collided with another vehicle travelling in the opposite direction.Both men were taken to hospital.Police spokesperson Ève Brochu-Joubert says the driver of
  • 8 Israeli soldiers killed in southern Gaza

    8 Israeli soldiers killed in southern Gaza
    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s military said Saturday that eight soldiers were killed in southern Gaza in the deadliest attack on Israeli forces in months.
    The troops were killed in an explosion, the army said, without elaborating. The deaths will likely fuel calls for a cease-fire and heighten Israeli public anger over ultra-Orthodox exemptions from the military.
    In January, 21 Israeli troops were killed in a single attack by Palestinian militants in Gaza.
    Last month, Israel’s Supr
  • ‘Dismantled’ human smuggling group tied to dead migrants in St. Lawrence River: RCMP

    ‘Dismantled’ human smuggling group tied to dead migrants in St. Lawrence River: RCMP
    MONTREAL — A human smuggling ring recently dismantled by members of the RCMP was connected to the deaths of eight migrants who drowned in the St. Lawrence River while trying to cross illegally into the United States last year.
    Members of two families — four people from India and four of Romanian descent — died in March 2023 while trying to make the crossing in Akwesasne, a First Nations territory that straddles Quebec, Ontario and New York state. Their bodies were pulled from t
  • Mitchell doesn’t believe his running prowess is causing concern for Roughriders

    Mitchell doesn’t believe his running prowess is causing concern for Roughriders
    HAMILTON — He was the Hamilton Tiger-Cats’ second-leading rusher last week but Bo Levi Mitchell doesn’t believe that’s kept the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ defensive braintrust up at night.
    Mitchell leads Hamilton (0-1) into its home opener against Saskatchewan (1-0) on Sunday night. The veteran quarterback ran for a personal-best 36 yards on three carries in the Ticats’ season-opening 32-24 road loss in Calgary.
    “I highly doubt that Mace (Riders head coac
  • Andreescu marches into final with straight-set semifinal victory at Libema Open

    Andreescu marches into final with straight-set semifinal victory at Libema Open
    ‘S-HERTOGENBOSCH — Bianca Andreescu is off to the Libema Open final after a 6-4, 6-2 win over Hungary’s Dalma Galfi on Saturday.
    The Mississauga, Ont., native won 63.6 per cent of her first-serve points and broke on four of her five opportunities.
    She will next face the winner between two-time defending champion Ekaterina Alexandrova and No. 2 seed Liudmila Samsonova from the other semifinal.
    Andreescu defeated four-time Grand Slam title winner Naomi Osaka 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (3) in
  • Canada cricketers miss out on marquee matchup with India due to wet ground conditions

    Canada cricketers miss out on marquee matchup with India due to wet ground conditions
    LAUDERHILL — Canada’s first trip to the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup ended prematurely Saturday with its final game against top-ranked India abandoned without a ball bowled.
    The match, due to start at 10:30 a.m. ET, was delayed due to wet ground conditions at Central Broward Park & Broward County Stadium. The umpires called off the contest after inspecting the pitch an hour later.
    Canada’s fate at the tournament had been determined Friday when the U.S.-Ireland game was was
  • Canadiens sign forward Oliver Kapanen to three-year, entry-level contract

    Canadiens sign forward Oliver Kapanen to three-year, entry-level contract
    MONTREAL — The Montreal Canadiens signed forward Oliver Kapanen to a three-year, entry-level contract on Saturday.
    Kapanen had 34 points (14 goals, 20 assists) in 51 games playing for KalPa Kuopio in the Liiga in Finland this past season.
    The 20-year-old centre added 14 points (seven goals, seven assists) in 13 playoff games to be in a five-way tie atop the leaderboard in points and ranking second in goals.
    Kapanen also represented Finland at this year’s world hockey championship, wh
  • Calgary declares state of emergency amid prolonged water main repairs

    Calgary declares state of emergency amid prolonged water main repairs
    The City of Calgary declared a state of local emergency over the city’s constrained water supply on Saturday, a day after officials revealed that work to repair a burst water main is expected to take three to five weeks longer than initially expected.
    Calgary Mayor Jyoti Gondek said she signed the paperwork to declare the emergency on Saturday morning following the investigation of the broken pipe, which uncovered five more areas in need of repairs.
    She said the declaration grants the city

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