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Abbotsford police nab driver so drunk he mistook cruiser for cab, pulled over and jumped in

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — A drunk driver in Abbotsford, B.C., is getting no sympathy for a belated decision to pocket his car keys and grab a cab. 221 more words


Canadian Magali Harvey has a chance to impress in Pan Am Games rugby sevens ahead of Rio Olympics

France will not compete at the Pan American Games. It is, after all, in Europe.

But the country’s presence will still be felt, in every open stretch of field at the women’s rugby sevens tournament, and in every run Magali Harvey makes. 910 more words


Deep-fried everything with a side of sweet: Food tour of the Calgary Stampede midway has some surprises

I have come for the big dog.

And also the lobster corndog. And possibly a deep-fried peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

Deep fried things and things on sticks and, on occasion, deep-fried things on sticks are the mainstays of the midway each year the… 840 more words


Iraq veteran and combat dog helping each other heal from PTSD: 'He needs me just as much as I need him'

They flew home from Iraq together on a spring day in 2010 on a C-17 cargo plane, the dog in a metal kennel on the floor at the soldier’s feet. 2,498 more words


Man from Ecuador charged with sexually assaulting 11-year-old boy at Toronto community pool

Toronto police have arrested a man visiting from Ecuador in connection with the alleged sexual assault of an 11-year-old boy.

They say the boy had finished swimming in a community pool last Tuesday (at the Crescent Town Club and Community Centre) and was in the changing room when he was approached by a man. 38 more words


'Dead zone': Scientists baffled with why thousands of birds abandoned island off Florida's Gulf Coast at once

SEAHORSE KEY, Fla. — Biologists are trying to find the reason thousands of nesting birds have abandoned Seahorse Key off Florida’s Gulf Coast.

The little blue herons, roseate spoonbills, snowy egrets, pelicans and other birds left the island all at once in May. 91 more words


Grad who helped expose misogynistic Facebook group can't 're-write history' and clear his record, Dalhousie says

HALIFAX — A graduate of Dalhousie University’s dentistry school who says he helped blow the whistle on a misogynistic Facebook page wants the school to clear his record as he tries to get a licence to practice. 410 more words