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Fil-Can reaches the PBA and shines

TORONTO –Filipino-Canadian Matthew Wright was only a PBA prospect last November. Philippine news outlets questioned if he was prepared for the PBA and if he had the potential to become a game changer on the team that acquired him. Now after being drafted, Wright has made a name for himself in the PBA. Before landing …

Blackwater trounces NLEX to keep flickering playoff hopes alive

MANILA – Blackwater began its late push for a playoff spot in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup on a high note, defeating NLEX, 104-98, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City on Wednesday night. The Elite led from wire to wire but still had to hold off a late Road Warriors run to notch only …

Mayor of rural Manitoba municipality quits over bullying and name calling

St. ADOLPHE –The reeve and two councilors from a rural municipality in Manitoba have resigned, citing name-calling and belligerent behaviour. Reeve Jackie Hunt and councillors Jeannot Robert and Ron Mamchuk all handed in their resignations to the chief administrative officer of Ritchot. Hunt said in a statement that the council has not been able to …

Edmonton police say officer shot man who was pointing gun in intersection

EDMONTON –Police in Edmonton shot a man after they say he appeared to be pointing a firearm at bystanders at an intersection. Acting Deputy Chief Darren Derko says at least seven 911 calls were received about the man, and one caller reported they’d seen him loading a weapon. Derko says when two officers arrived at …

Youth charged with making threats against school in northeast Alberta

MALLAIG, Alta.—A youth is facing charges of making threats against a school in a small community northeast of Edmonton. RCMP say a potential threat against Ecole Mallaig School in Mallaig was posted Sunday night on social media. St. Paul Education Regional Division were advised of the threat and as a precaution the school was closed …

Charge of mischief against religious property laid after Montreal mosque vandalism

MONTREAL –A 26-year-old man has been charged with mischief against a place of worship after a Montreal mosque was the target of vandalism early Tuesday. Gavin Johnson appeared in court on the single charge. Montreal police said calls came in to 911 after 3:30 a.m. reporting a disturbance at the Tawuba mosque Officers found broken …

Three homes evacuated as precaution after landslide in Chilliwack, B.C.

CHILLIWACK, B.C.—Three Chilliwack, B.C., homes have been evacuated as a precaution after a landslide happened on a local mountain. The City of Chilliwack says no one was hurt as a result of the slide on Vedder Mountain Saturday morning. Fire crews evacuated the homes in the direct path of the slide as a precaution because …

Two injured after explosion in Toronto apartment

Toronto police say two people were injured after an explosion in an apartment on Saturday. Police say the explosion at the building in the west end blew out doors and windows. The fire department says the explosion did not cause a fire. The cause of the blast is not known.

RCMP in southern Alberta investigate crash of small plane west of Calgary

COCHRANE, Alta. –RCMP say two people have died in the crash of a small plane on Highway 40 northwest of Cochrane, Alta. Mounties issued a news release earlier on Monday evening saying that RCMP, military and civilian aircraft were responding to a report of the crash. They said it was witnessed by another aircraft and …

Police looking for owner of iPhone 6 and 24 karat gold case found in Toronto

TORONTO –Police in Toronto say they’re trying to find the owner of a cellphone –and its 24-karat gold case. They say the cellphone was mailed anonymously to police on Jan. 31. Investigators say the phone is an iPhone 6 with a gold case, described as a London & HK Limited Edition. Police say the cellphone …

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