Sister Agnès-Marie Valois, who earned the nickname “Angel of Dieppe” for her defiance in treating Canadian soldiers on the beach of Dieppe during the disastrous Second World War raid, has died, aged 103. Valois became an iconic hero to Canada’s veterans for defying Nazi authorities on the bloodstained beach who ordered her to treat wounded German soldiers before aiding the Canadians. Hundreds of Canadian soldiers passed through her care, both on the beach and afterwards in a hospital at Rouen. Many wounded Canadian soldiers spoke of her soothing voice and comforting care and her promise to always care for them. Fletcher was in Dieppe in 2007 with Jack McFarland, a Hamilton vet who was wounded at Dieppe when McFarland’s eyes lit up: “He got excited and he grabbed my arm.
April 20, 2018 01:30 UTC
— There are no reports of injuries or damage after a minor earthquake struck southwestern Ontario Thursday night. The United States Geological Survey, which first reported the quake, said the magnitude 3.6 temblor struck near Amherstburg, Ont. He said the quake was “fairly large for the region” and was felt within a 100 kilometre radius. The USGS said it had received thousands of responses from people who said they felt the tremor in the Windsor-Detroit area. Both the Amherstburg and Windsor police departments tweeted that they had no reports of damage or injuries due to the quake.
April 20, 2018 01:13 UTC
A man in his 50s is dead after a medical episode caused him to crash into a Toronto police car on Lake Shore Blvd. Around 3:30 p.m. the man suffered the medical episode, which caused him to crash into a police vehicle stopped at a red light at Lake Shore Blvd. David Hopkinson said it’s believed the man died from the medical event, not the crash. He said he crossed the centre median on Lake Shore Blvd. Paramedics confirmed the man died on scene and the police officers in their vehicle were not injured.
April 20, 2018 00:45 UTC
The New York Giants are officially moving on from Brandon Marshall. The veteran wide receiver was notified of his release Thursday afternoon. The organization, which signed him to a two-year, $12 million deal last off-season, has chosen to go in a different direction, however, and Giants general manager Dave Gettleman told reporters that Marshall was being released with a failed physical. The Giants are the fifth team Marshall has played for since he was drafted in the fourth round by the Denver Broncos in 2006. Read more:Seahawks reportedly postpone Kaepernick workout over kneeling protest uncertainty
April 20, 2018 00:33 UTC
When Sam Pichette sees how happy her pet makes people at her regular dog park, it makes her heart feel "so warm." "A lot of people think he's a small dog at first and then they get to see his face and they're like, 'That's a weird-looking dog.'" Owner Sam Pichette says she believes he thinks he's a dog. In addition to comforting Pichette and drawing crowds of people, he's also an indisputable hit with the dogs at his favourite park — the Kilcona off-leash dog park in northeast Winnipeg. Pichette thinks his older canine "brother," Zeus, taught him a few tricks.
April 20, 2018 00:11 UTC
Spending on customer service helped Rogers Communications Inc. boost net wireless additions in the first quarter as it reported revenue and adjusted income that topped analyst forecasts, sending shares ahead by nearly 5 per cent in extended trading. The Toronto based company on Thursday posted a $425-million profit for the three months ended March 31, up 37 per cent from $310 million in the first quarter of 2017. Shares rose by $2.17 (U.S.) to $47.94 after hours on the Nasdaq. According to new accounting rules adopted in the quarter, the wireless, cable Internet and media company earned $477 million in the period. Net profit amounted to 83 cents per share from 60 cents a year ago, while adjusted earnings rose to 93 cents from 64 cents.
April 20, 2018 00:00 UTC
He slipped past his boss because the Penguins — thanks in no small part to their captain — keep finding a way to win in the post-season. The Penguins are 8-5 when given a chance to clinch a playoff series since Sullivan took over. The other seven playoff series have had seven games decided by four-or-more goals combined. The Nashville Predators clinched all three of their playoff series a year ago at home in reaching their first Stanley Cup Final and have a chance to close out Colorado in Game 5. “It’s huge that we have a chance to finish the series at home,” Predators goalie Pekka Rinne said.
April 20, 2018 00:00 UTC
WASHINGTON — The Latest on former FBI Director James Comey’s memos (all times local):12:10 a.m.President Donald Trump is claiming vindication after the release of memos from former FBI Director James Comey about their interactions together. The 15 pages of Comey memos contain new details about interactions he had with Trump in the weeks before his May 2017 firing. The Associated Press has obtained 15 pages of memos that former FBI Director James Comey drafted about his interactions with President Donald Trump. The Justice Department has sent Congress confidential memos written by former FBI Director James Comey. Comey revealed last year that he had written the memos after conversations with President Donald Trump, who later fired him.
April 19, 2018 23:57 UTC
Naturopathic Association has filed a complaint against a Victoria practitioner who said she treated a four-year-old's aggression problems with a homeopathic remedy made from rabid dog saliva. Victor Chan, co-president of the naturopath association, said the group filed a complaint Thursday with the College of Naturopathic Physicians of B.C. And the college, which is the separate regulatory body for the profession, has described the remedy as an acceptable treatment. The naturopathic association said it is worried about her conduct. 's provincial health officer and minister of health," Chan said.
April 19, 2018 23:37 UTC
Liberal MP Scott Simms does not regret voting with the Conservatives over a controversial change to the student summer jobs program — even though it ended up costing him his job as chair of the Commons fisheries committee. Monsignor Frank Puddister, chancellor of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. John’s, is one of the people opposing the change to the summer jobs program. "It was wide off the mark," said Simms, who is in Vienna this week with the Canada-Europe Parliamentary Association. The punishment comes with a cost: committee chairs earn $11,900 on top of their regular MP salary. Simms was not the only MP disciplined for supporting the Conservative motion.
April 19, 2018 23:37 UTC
Blue Jays manager John Gibbons was fencing with the media when pressed about what he was going to do with outfielder Teoscar Hernandez once DH Kendrys Morales is activated from the disabled list on Friday. With four veteran outfielders already on the Jays roster and a permanent DH back from injury (Morales), on paper Hernandez seems to be the odd man out. But the fly in the ointment is that Hernandez is playing so well, the Jays would be foolhardy to send him back to triple-A Buffalo. I don’t think he has any more to prove in triple-A.”Once Morales is back, Gibbons will have five outfielders and a full-time DH. “Probably not, but you never know.”“I don’t know how it’s all going to shake out,” Gibbons continued.
April 19, 2018 23:26 UTC
The French-born man and the Moroccan woman met in Paris in 1990 and married in 2004, according to recently released court documents. In Quebec, “the parties acquired several buildings, including an opulent residence ... at a cost of $6,475,000,” according to the April 5 decision. A court-appointed expert concluded the couple’s lifestyle amounted to between $5 million and $8 million annually. In court, the woman testified to the couple’s sumptuous lifestyle, which included a full-time, live-in governess and housekeeper. He’ll never accept it.” “He even exclaimed in court, ‘What is this justice in Quebec!’” according to the decision.
April 19, 2018 23:26 UTC
A 39-year-old Ajax man is facing charges after police say three women were sexually assaulted on the Yonge-University subway line. In the first case, police say a man boarded a northbound subway train from Osgoode Station and sat one seat away from a woman, placed a coat between them, leaned over, and sexually assaulted her. On April 13, a second assault took place — this time on a southbound train from Sheppard West Station. Police said the same man sat beside a woman and sexually assaulted her. Three days later, police say the man, riding a southbound train at St. George Station, sat one seat away from a woman and placed a coat between their seats, before sexually assaulting her.
April 19, 2018 23:19 UTC
This is the second time that Kusano-Hamel has entered the short story contest. A story about loss and love has secured first place in the Toronto Star’s 40th annual Short Story Contest. “I’ve been writing for a really long time,” the Toronto author said. “The story takes place in a school office and she has done something that kicked her out,” Wilkinson said. Williams said he was inspired to participate in the short story contest after reading about a winner from last year who had made it her New Year’s resolution to write.
April 19, 2018 23:04 UTC
Boston Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron was ruled out of Thursday's playoff game against the Toronto Maple Leafs with an upper-body injury. "We're approaching this game like we have from the start of the series," Bergeron said hours before puck drop. Bergeron has five assists through the first three games of Boston's first-round matchup against the Leafs, which the Bruins lead 2-1. UPDATE: Patrice Bergeron will not play in tonight’s game (Upper body, day-to-day). Komarov close to returnOn the Leafs' side, Leo Komarov remains out, but is inching closer to a return to the lineup.
April 19, 2018 22:55 UTC