Valerie Maltais of Saguenay, Que., withdrew from Canada's 2018 short track speed skating team Olympic selection competition on Saturday due to a concussion. Maltais fell on Wednesday during the semifinal round of the second 500-metre event and is experiencing moderate symptoms due to a concussion. Maltais will ask for a bye so that she can participate at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Maltais won silver at the 2014 Games in the 3,000m relay. The 27-year-old earned a victory in the 1500 on the second day of competition last weekend.
August 19, 2017 15:56 UTC
LIVERPOOL, England — Sadio Mane capitalized on defensive uncertainty to score a scruffy winner as a depleted Liverpool team beat Crystal Palace 1-0 Saturday for its first victory in the Premier League. Palace midfielder Luka Milivojevic lost possession on the edge of his own area before the ball ricocheted into the path of Mane, who prodded home a shot on the stretch in the 73rd minute at Anfield. The Reds started the season with a 3-3 draw at Watford, when the team’s defensive frailties were exposed once again. Palace has started the season with back-to-back defeats under new manager Frank De Boer, having lost 3-0 at home to Huddersfield on the opening weekend. Former Liverpool striker Christian Benteke missed Palace’s best chance when he shot wide from close range.
August 19, 2017 15:56 UTC
Read more: What white supremacy looks like minus the Charlottesville paraphernalia: ParadkarArticle Continued BelowCounter-protesters gather before a planned "Free Speech" rally by conservative organizers in Boston. But only a few dozen conservatives turned out for the rally on historic Boston Common and left early. But other counter-protesters intervened and helped the man safely over a fence into the area where the conservative rally was to be staged. The Boston Free Speech Coalition, which organized the event, said it has nothing to do with white nationalism or racism and its group is not affiliated with the Charlottesville rally organizers in any way. Dating to 1634, Boston Common is the nation’s oldest city park.
August 19, 2017 15:36 UTC
In a statement sent Saturday afternoon, Forbes Bros. said tower work is underway now that Occupational Health and Safety has lifted its stop work order. died when a steel transmission tower collapsed on June 19. The men were working with Edmonton-based Forbes on the Bay D'Espoir-western Avalon power transmission line. A guy-wired supported steel transmission tower like this one collapsed June 19 near Come by Chance, resulting in the death of two linemen. All work on the transmission line was halted June 19 after the fatal tower collapse, with some employees of Forbes temporarily going home to be with their families.
August 19, 2017 15:33 UTC
Winnipeg police have confirmed the body pulled from the Red River on Friday is that of a teenager who was seen swimming across the river then disappeared. Police have not released the teen's name, but godmother Tracey McKay told CBC News that Jeremy Malish David disappeared Tuesday after swimming with friends. McKay said David may have been drinking before he went into the water, but he didn't like swimming. Police were called to the Red River, north of the Harry Lazarenko Bridge (formerly called the Redwood Bridge) at 9:10 p.m. on Aug. 15 after a witness told police the boy had swum half way across the river before he disappeared. Fire crews and the police river patrol found the body in the water near St. John's Park.
August 19, 2017 15:22 UTC
Former Northwestern University professor Wyndham Lathem, left, and Oxford University financial officer Andrew Warren, right, are accused of killing a 26-year-old hair stylist last month in Lathem’s highrise Chicago condo. Chicago police escorted fired Northwestern University professor Wyndham Lathem, 43, and Oxford University financial officer Andrew Warren, 56, from Northern California, where they surrendered peacefully on Aug. 4 after an eight-day, nationwide manhunt. Read more: Northwestern professor, Oxford employee sought in death of Chicago manArticle Continued BelowHow a respected university professor became wanted for murder They found Cornell-Duranleau’s body July 27 after the building’s front desk received an anonymous call that a crime had occurred on the 10th floor. By then, authorities say Lathem and Warren had fled the city. It’s unclear what the relationship was between Lathem, Cornell-Duranleau and Warren, who’s British.
Before the heritage brand became a style statement, I managed to score a Filson briefcase in classic Mackinaw wool for our college-bound eldest, Sophie, at a fly-fishing emporium. By the time Philip was ready for his Filson, the classic bags could be found at a hipster menswear boutique in Yorkville that’s curated like an art gallery. Many heritage brands talk a big game about their dedication to old-world craftsmanship and quality as justification for their high-end pricetags. Its original briefcase will set you back $425, and its large duffle, which is an excellent size for travelling, is $525. When viewed as an investment in moving through life with style, however, Filson starts to look like a good bargain.
( Megan Ogilvie )The door handles crafted from full-size axes are the first signs that Paris Surf is unlike anything else in town. “I brought California to Paris, Ont.,” says Chip Foster, owner of Paris Surf. Chip Foster's new venture, Paris Surf, brings California flair to a small Ontario town. Along with clothing, Paris Surf offers thin crust pizzas that Chip Foster says he learned how to make in New York City. And why call it Paris Surf when the nearest ocean is hundreds of kilometres away?
But Paris, Ont., is not named for Paris, France. It’s these two rivers — the Grand River and the Nith River — which people love most about Paris. A five-minute walk from Grand River St. N., will take you to an arcing footbridge over the Nith River that leads to Lion’s Park. So before you head home, make your way back to Grand River St. N., to find a patio that overlooks the Grand River. Call Grand River Cab ahead of time to book a taxi ride from the train station to downtown Paris ($25 each way).
hunters say the province's move this week to ban trophy grizzly hunting is 'wasteful' and misinformed — with one hunter saying he received death threats for admitting he shot a grizzly. Hamilton is one of many hunters who believe the push to ban all grizzly hunting is driven by emotion, not science. where they are no longer in favour of a grizzly bear trophy hunt," Natural Resources Minister Doug Donaldson told reporters Tuesday in a conference call. A young male grizzly bear forages along a railway track for grain that's spilled from the hopper cars in Alberta. He dreams of winning the lottery to take a shot at a grizzly — trophy ban or not.
August 19, 2017 15:00 UTC
Indian one-horned rhinoceroses wade through flood waters in a submerged area of a wildlife sanctuary in India. Around 15 rhinos, 185 deer and at least one Royal Bengal tiger have died in the devastating floods that have submerged almost the entire Kaziranga National Park in Assam state, Satyendra Singh said. In neighbouring Uttar Pradesh state, the death toll rose to 40 as floodwaters submerged entire villages after 13 small dams were washed away, state officials said. At Kaziranga, nearly 80 per cent of the 430-square-kilometre wildlife park was under water. The Assam government has deployed security guards on the highway to protect the rhinos from poachers, said Singh, the park director.
August 19, 2017 14:48 UTC
BOSTON — Conservative activists and leftist counterprotesters prepared for a confrontation on Boston Common that could draw thousands a week after a demonstration in Virginia turned deadly. Organizers of the midday event, billed as a “Free Speech Rally,” have publicly distanced themselves from the neo-Nazis, white supremacists and others who fomented violence in Charlottesville on Aug. 12. The permit issued for the rally on Boston Common came with severe restrictions, including a ban on backpacks, sticks and anything that could be used as a weapon. “We are strictly about free speech,” the group said on its Facebook page. Dating to 1634, Boston Common is the nation’s oldest city park.
August 19, 2017 14:37 UTC
Aim for the Heart• 2 stars out of 5• Stage 11, Studio TheatreRandy Rutherford’s latest one-man show explores his tumultuous love affair with beautiful Darcy, the massage therapist he thought would heal his emotional wounds who needed huge amounts of healing herself. The former folk singer (he had to give it up due to progressive hearing loss) has a good stage presence and can tell a tale well. The problem is that he tells it, and tells it and tells it. Events that sound like they might be turning points or the start of an insight into the human soul are just events. And don’t be confused by the Fringe program’s 4.5 stars from the Edmonton Journal for “a triumph of confessional storytelling” — that’s for a different show Rutherford gave in 2008.
August 19, 2017 14:26 UTC
The Wait• 3.5 stars out of 5• Stage 9, Telus Phone MuseumWe spend a good part of our lives waiting for something, and Maria Colonescu’s The Wait takes place during three common times of waiting — in a line, when someone’s late and outside a delivery room. The first of the three virtually unrelated scenes nicely captures the awkwardness of strangers making conversation while waiting to buy concert tickets, coming with a good opening exchange. “Is this the end of the line?” asks Anthony (Alex D. Mackie)“Metaphorically?” replies Frankie (Samantha O’Connor). While the two actors are initially too shouty, by the end they calm to a quieter, more effective tone and a good closing line. It doesn’t provide any massive new insights into life, but this play is worth The Wait.
August 19, 2017 14:26 UTC
The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) initially claimed responsibility for the Barcelona attack, which took place on the city's famed Las Ramblas. (Spanish Police/EPA)The name of the lone suspect at large, Abouyaaquoub, figures on a police list of four main suspects sought in the attacks. Suspect list also distributed in FranceThe suspect list was issued throughout Spain and into France, according to a Spanish official and a French police official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. Spanish authorities had not yet drawn any direct links between ISIS extremists and the suspects in the Spanish attacks, but the possibility that members of the Spanish group could still be at large was chilling. Canadian Ian Moore Wilson, the father of a Vancouver police officer, died in the Barcelona attack, while his wife Valerie was injured.
August 19, 2017 14:08 UTC