Canada's Cassie Sharpe won gold in women's halfpipe skiing at the Dew Tour on Friday after amassing a big score on her second run that her competitors couldn't touch. Sharpe's closest competitor, France's Marie Martinod, crashed on her third attempt while pushing herself trying to try to better the Canadian's score. Cassie Sharpe wins Dew Tour Superpipe gold2:01With victory assured, Sharpe gave her final run a go anyway, crashing early as she tried to go big with her first jump. Sharpe led after the first run with 88.00 points, but she felt that while she was executing she was a bit too loose. Sharpe, the 2016 Winter X Games champion, now has time off before resuming training in Calgary in January.
December 15, 2017 21:00 UTC
Canadian pharmaceutical giant Apotex has confirmed its founder Barry Sherman and his wife, Honey Sherman, are dead, amid reports that two bodies were found in their Toronto home. The two people found dead in the home of a Canadian pharmaceutical executive Friday have been confirmed, by the company, to be Apotex founder Barry Sherman and his wife, Honey. At the time she said she spoke with Honey Sherman, who she knew quite a bit better than Barry Sherman. Deeply shocked & saddened to hear of the deaths of Barry & Honey Sherman. Today I am gutted by the loss of Honey and Barry Sherman.
December 15, 2017 20:57 UTC
A federal judge in Philadelphia has ordered the Trump administration not to enforce new rules that could significantly reduce women's access to free birth control. Judge Wendy Beetlestone issued the injunction on Friday, temporarily stopping the government from enforcing the policy change to U.S. President Barack Obama's health-care law. The law required most companies to cover birth control at no additional cost, though it included exemptions for religious organizations. Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro says that Trump broke the law to undermine women's health and that the ruling will protect women. California, Washington, and Massachusetts have also sued the Trump administration over the rules.
December 15, 2017 20:48 UTC
Two bodies were found in the home of billionaire Barry Sherman and his wife, Honey, after police were called to their North York mansion just before noon Friday. “I cannot begin to find the words to express my deep sorrow and profound sadness at the tragic loss of my dear friends, Barry and Honey Sherman,” he wrote. “I am shocked and heartbroken to learn that Barry and Honey Sherman were found dead in their home today. “On behalf of all Toronto residents, I want to express my deepest condolences to the Sherman family. “I am shocked and heartbroken to learn that Barry and Honey Sherman were found dead in their home today.
December 15, 2017 20:45 UTC
BALTIMORE — A gunman fleeing police in a car shot wildly at officers and pedestrians across a swath of Baltimore on Friday as he led cruisers on a desperate chase that looped through city streets for at least 20 minutes before he was captured. The suspect’s car sped Friday through traffic lights, narrowly missing pedestrians and clipping at least one vehicle. A police officer who initially pulled the suspect over was shot at during the chase but was apparently not hit. When the suspect’s car stopped at an intersection, a person ran to him and grabbed him in a bear hug. He said his officers did everything right during the chaos and conducted themselves with “great bravery.”Police seized a handgun and an assault-style rifle from the suspect’s car.
December 15, 2017 20:38 UTC
OTTAWA — It was a night of sticky ice, last-minute player signings and a disappointingly small crowd. Amid the humble beginnings, few could have foreseen the days of multimillion-dollar contracts, instant replays and franchises in Florida. As a bloody war raged in Europe, the four-team NHL’s first games took place Wed., Dec. 19, 1917. The Canadiens took on an early incarnation of the Senators in Ottawa, while the Toronto Arenas played the Wanderers in Montreal. But for their first NHL meeting, the Senators were missing top scorer Frank Nighbor, an enlisted airman whose military commitment kept him off the ice.
December 15, 2017 20:26 UTC
WINNIPEG — A tentative plea agreement has been reached that would see a Winnipeg-based online pharmacy and two affiliated businesses fined millions of dollars for selling misbranded and counterfeit drugs in the United States. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration would not comment on the matter while it is still before the courts, and calls to Canada Drugs, Thorkelson and the company’s lawyer were not returned. A plea agreement filed in the Montana court says Canada Drugs and its affiliates will forfeit an amount that reflects, at a minimum, what they earned. The Canada Drugs website continued to be up and running Friday. “That was a complete and separate business from the online pharmacy that they … have operated very successfully for over 15 years,” said executive director Tim Smith.
December 15, 2017 20:26 UTC
DENVER — Colorado finalized $27 million, three-year contracts with right-hander Bryan Shaw and lefty Jake McGee on Friday, moves the Rockies hope will fortify their bullpen. The 30-year-old Shaw was 4-6 with three saves and a 3.52 ERA last season for Cleveland. Shaw gets salaries of $7.5 million next year, $8.5 million in 2019 and $9 million in 2020, and the Rockies have a $9 million option for 2021 with a $2 million buyout. Shaw also would get a $1 million assignment bonus if traded. McGee receives $7 million next year, $8.5 million in 2019 and $9.5 million in 2020, and his deal includes option, performance bonus and assignment bonus provisions mirroring those of Shaw.
December 15, 2017 20:20 UTC
She landed on Google’s 2017 list of the top 10 trending political personalities in Canada. The Green party had a coming-of-age year of sorts in 2017. In British Columbia’s spring election, Green leader Andrew Weaver ended up with the balance of power in a legislative assembly led by a minority NDP government. election was not the only Green party breakthrough. Quebec is turning out to be a bigger factor in his success than many had anticipated on the night of his election victory.
December 15, 2017 20:15 UTC
The City of Toronto has revealed details of a one-time parking discount at Green P spots near King St. amid concerns that merchants are struggling during the transit-focused pilot project. Some business owners, particularly those in the restaurant strip east of John St., are reporting sales down from last year since the pilot project launched Nov. 12. In a news release the city says the parking discount of up to $5, good for one use until November 2018, “encourages visits to local businesses, restaurants and theatres in the King St. area.” The pilot project encompasses several neighbourhoods including St. Lawrence, Yonge St., the Entertainment District and Wellington Place. To get the discount, drivers must use one of the designated Green P spots, on-street or in a lot within a five-minute walk of King, and use the Green P app to pay. A map with eligible parking spots is on the city’s King St. pilot project website.
December 15, 2017 20:15 UTC
Former Kamloops, B.C., city councillor Marg Spina died in hospice early Dec. 15 after a year-long battle with breast cancer. Spina stepped away from Kamloops city council in December 2016 to deal with the disease. In a Facebook post, fellow city councillor Arjun Singh called Spina an "inspiration" and a "dynamic trailblazer who worked on behalf of so many." Spina was elected to Kamloops city council in 2008 and was a director for the Thompson-Nicola Regional District. She also worked with the Thompson Regional Hospital District, Southern Interior Local Government Association and the Union of B.C.
December 15, 2017 19:58 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO — The Latest on sea lion attacks on swimmers in San Francisco Bay (all times local):2:30 p.m.A swimmer bitten by a sea lion in San Francisco says he believes the animal trailed him as he swam from the beach to the mouth of a cove where he was attacked. Christian Einfeldt tells San Francisco television station KGO that when he turned around to swim back Thursday, the massive sea lion was right there. The sea lion bit him on the upper right arm and he started bleeding. The man then yelled at it and that’s when the sea lion came up to him and bit him. ——8:31 a.m.Officials say a person swimming in San Francisco’s bay was seriously injured after being bitten by a sea lion.
December 15, 2017 19:45 UTC
The cryptocurrency's staggering recent price rises — more than 1,700 per cent since the start of the year — have driven worries that the market is a bubble that could burst in spectacular fashion. Bitcoin has climbed almost 80 per cent so far in December alone, putting it on track for its best month in percentage terms since December 2013. While bitcoin has added another fifth to its value since Monday, trading has been slightly calmer than the wild price swings the market has seen in recent weeks, with volatility lower since the launch of bitcoin futures from CBOE Global Markets on Sunday. Market-watchers said bitcoin's price was being lifted by the launch of rival CME Group's bitcoin futures contracts on Sunday. But outside of the crypto market, worries continue to grow about the amount of money piling into the space.
December 15, 2017 19:41 UTC
Kelowna residents will be spending 3.6 per cent more on property taxes next year to help fund what's been billed as a 'safety budget' for 2018. "We've heard from our community that it's getting more and more difficult to get around," Basran told Daybreak South host, Chris Walker. "A lot of people I talk to are wanting more access to city services online so this will allow us to be able to get with the times," he said. The mayor says he ultimately wants to keep taxes down as much as possible, but not if would mean putting off important projects. With files from CBC Radio One's Daybreak South
December 15, 2017 19:41 UTC
If the world seems a bit crazy these days, a trip to a beloved past may be just the holiday tonic as Fox serves up A Christmas Story Live! It’s sweet to think about childhood dreams and family,” says Maya Rudolph, who plays Mother Parker to 9-year-old Ralphie (newcomer Andy Walken). Article Continued BelowSweetness aside, the task of staging a sprawling live musical seems formidable even for Rudolph, a veteran of the tightrope, quick turnaround world of Saturday Night Live. “I cut my teeth on Saturday Night Live in terms of a live show every week. And we’re doing it live,” she says.
December 15, 2017 19:30 UTC