Toronto poster boy Drake holds some serious sway in Vancouver, judging from the lineups he drew Saturday to the launch of his new store on Robson Street. Hundreds of people lined up throughout the day outside the minimal storefront for the rapper's clothing line, OVO (short for October's Very Own). Customers were queuing since last last night for the opening of the Vancouver OVO store. Drake made waves in Vancouver last month after claiming that staff at Parq Casino racially profiled him and stopped him from gambling. The Robson Street space marks OVO's third store in Canada and the seventh worldwide, with locations in Toronto, Mississauga, New York, Los Angeles and London.
December 16, 2018 03:00 UTC
Police are investigating after finding a man lying dead outside a home on College Avenue. Police were dispatched to the home in the 1000 block of College Avenue around 5:15 p.m. CST where the man was found to be deceased. The Office of the Chief Coroner and the Regina Police Service are conducting an investigation into the cause of death. In a release police did not say if the death was being treated as suspicious but did say resources from the Major Crimes and Forensic Identification units had been requested to assist in the investigation.
December 16, 2018 02:48 UTC
The Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, has already upheld the Affordable Care Act’s legality. The political reaction to the Texas decision, though, is not likely to diminish anytime soon. It came a day before open enrollment was to end for coverage under the health law for the coming year. The bill would keep consumer protections from the Affordable Care Act but give states much more discretion over the use of federal funds for health care. “They think they can whip people up over the health care issue; it worked well for them in the midterms,” Cole said, referring to Democrats.
December 16, 2018 02:37 UTC
A man in his 30s has been injured in what Vancouver police describe as a targeted shooting in south Vancouver on Saturday. Around 5 p.m. PT Saturday, police say shots were fired near East 53rd Avenue and Prince Edward Street. After responding to the area, officers found the victim, who had gunshot wounds. Police say he was rushed to hospital with undetermined injuries. Officers say no arrests have been made.
December 16, 2018 02:37 UTC
STANFORD, Calif. — Stanford needed a wake-up and coach Jarod Haase delivered one at halfitme. We followed his more in the second half.”Davis scored 19 points, one of four to reach double figures, and Stanford beat Eastern Washington 78-62 on Saturday after trailing at halftime. Eastern Washington was 6 of 19 the rest of the half, allowing Stanford, 3 of 12 from long range, to close the gap. BIG PICTUREEastern Washington: The Eagles, picked to finish fourth in the Big Sky, ended a five-game road trip against the Cardinal. … The Cardinal is 20-4 against the Big Sky Conference, with two losses coming last year to Eastern Washington and Portland State.
December 16, 2018 02:13 UTC
Bass kicked a 40-yarder as time expired to give Georgia Southern a 23-21 victory over Eastern Michigan in the Camellia Bowl on Saturday night. Bass came on for his third field goal after Wesley Fields’ two runs pushed Georgia Southern (10-3) 7 yards closer. “It was a great football game, and they’re obviously a great football program and a great football team,” Eastern Michigan coach Chris Creighton said. Werts completed a 15-yard pass to tight end Ellis Richardson, but Georgia Southern fittingly covered most of the 52 yards with runs. UP NEXTGeorgia Southern returns most of its offensive starters, including Werts, but loses leading rusher Wesley Fields and top tackler Joshua Moon.
December 16, 2018 02:03 UTC
Supreme Court has ruled in favour of LNG company Coastal GasLink, granting a temporary injunction against the Unist'ot'en Camp to clear the way for further construction of an LNG pipeline. The Coastal GasLink pipeline would deliver natural gas to the proposed LNG Canada facility in Kitimat. The healing lodge at the Unist’ot’en Camp near Houston, B.C. Coastal GasLink, a subsidiary of TransCanada Pipelines Ltd., filed for the injunction in November on the basis that the gate to the bridge was being blocked by the Unist’ot’en Camp and stalling construction on the project. Coastal GasLink went on to describe how their work would not interfere with the Unist'ot'en Camp.
December 16, 2018 02:03 UTC
NANAIMO, B.C.—A retired teacher who comes from a political family is running for the Green party in an upcoming provincial byelection in Nanaimo, B.C. Michele Ney says in a statement that she’s looking forward to pushing the government to support the emerging economy, build 21st-century transportation options and invest in the next generation through education. Michele Ney is running for the Green Party in an upcoming provincial byelection in Nanaimo, B.C. Nanaimo has been a New Democrat stronghold, and former NDP legislator Leonard Krog left his seat Nov. 30 after being elected mayor of the city. NDP member of Parliament Sheila Malcolmson is seeking the nomination to run for the provincial New Democrats, while local businessman Tony Harris is running for the Liberals.
December 16, 2018 01:18 UTC
NEW YORK — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is an unlikely national rock star. But “The Notorious RBG” is now the subject of a second film about her this year. On Saturday evening, the 85-year-old Brooklyn native appeared in person, expressing love for her hometown of New York to a sold-out audience at the event organized by the Museum of the City of New York with WNET-TV. NPR legal correspondent Nina Totenberg led the question-and-answer session about Ginsburg’s quarter century on the Supreme Court, and about her life. The new biopic, “On the Basis of Sex,” with Felicity Jones playing the young Ginsburg, will be in theatres Dec. 25.
December 16, 2018 01:08 UTC
Rogan Wells tied the championship record with five touchdown passes and Valdosta State won its fourth national title with a 49-47 victory over Ferris State. “When I saw the ball high and wide, that was a great feeling,” Valdosta coach Kerwin Bell said. Ferris State coach Tony Annese said his team practiced “probably eight” different two-point plays every week during the season. Wells passed for 349 yards, ran for 39 and caught a 25-yard touchdown pass from backup quarterback Ivory Durham IV. “I thought both guys deserved it.”Ferris State couldn’t stop Valdosta’s championship-game-record 374-yard passing attack, and the champions gave up 270 rushing yards to Ferris State.
December 16, 2018 01:07 UTC
The session addresses alternative team-building activities and includes examples of hazing incidents, said Jennifer Brenning, assistant vice-president, recreation and athletics. The events of recent weeks are not the first time St. Mike’s has made the news for violent, hazing-like behaviour. The school moved to its current campus at Bathurst St. and St. Clair Ave. W. in 1950. But it is the school’s commitment to highly-competitive athletics that is most closely associated with the St. Mike’s name. Mather said this kind of behaviour went unchecked at the school, but that St. Mike’s has a responsibility to crack down on it.
December 16, 2018 00:56 UTC
WINNIPEG — A Winnipeg restaurant chain that’s faced recent allegations of harassment has dismissed another high-level employee. Burrows and Anderson were both placed on indefinite leave Nov. 12 pending a probe into hundreds of complaints against the chain that had been reported online. The owners say the chain is also establishing an “employee culture committee” that it says will interact directly with the owners. “We will be developing a leadership training program for all leaders to ensure proficiency in performance management, coaching and employee development,” the statement said. “We are redesigning restaurant assessment processes with a balanced scorecard that includes financial, people and quality measures.”The statement said the owners would not be speaking to media.
December 16, 2018 00:45 UTC
NEW YORK — Dallas Cowboys star running Ezekiel Elliott has been fined $26,739 for unnecessary roughness for leading with his helmet and making contact with the Eagles’ Corey Graham in a Week 14 game. The fine, announced by the NFL on Saturday, makes Elliott the first offensive player docked money under the league’s new helmet rule. It was the second time in four games Elliott was fined, though hardly for a similar offence the last time. Miami LB Kiko Alonso also was fined $20,054 for unnecessary roughness. Fined $10,026 for the same offence were Oakland’s Johnathan Hankins and Cleveland’s Jermaine Whitehead.
December 16, 2018 00:17 UTC
just remember i told you so.”Pete Davidson has deleted his Instagram account after posting an alarming message Saturday. The NYPD said Saturday that it had performed a wellness check on the Saturday Night Live actor, who has been open about his mental health struggles. On Saturday, the New York Police Department confirmed that it had conducted a wellness check and made contact with Davidson. No one should ever point [a] finger at you for your bravery in speaking about mental health. I’m on ’em, it’s great.” Late Saturday afternoon, Grande tweeted that she was “so sorry i told a dumb joke.
December 16, 2018 00:11 UTC
VANCOUVER—For years, Josh Leivo fought for a permanent roster spot with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Now the 25-year-old left-winger is playing big minutes with some of the best young athletes in the game, albeit in a Vancouver Canucks uniform. Vancouver Canucks forward Josh Leivo (17) skates with the puck while being watched by Minnesota Wild’s Eric Staal in Vancouver on Dec. 4. And so it came to be on Dec. 3 when Leivo was dealt to Vancouver in exchange for Michael Carcone. Article Continued BelowThe Canucks had their eye on Leivo for awhile, general manager Jim Benning told reporters after the trade.
December 16, 2018 00:11 UTC