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Springer homers, Jays beat Rays 7-2 for doubleheader split
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Springer homers, Jays beat Rays 7-2 for doubleheader split

TORONTO (AP) — Pinch-hitter Whit Merrifield drove in two runs with a seventh-inning double, George Springer added a two-run homer and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-2 Tuesday night to gain a doubleheader split between AL wild card contenders. Toronto (80-62) remained a half-game ahead of the Rays (79-62) in a race for the three AL wild cards that also includes Seattle (79-61), which played later Tuesday.The Blue Jays trailed 2-1 before rallying with a four-run seventh against left-hander Colin Poche (4-2). Pinch-hitter Santiago Espinal walked and advanced to third on two wild pitches. Pinch-hitter Danny Jansen drew a one-out walk and was replaced by pinch-runner Bradley Zimmer. Merrifield followed with a double down the third-base line.“It was a big moment in a bi...
Hampstead makes move to protect tenants with bylaw – Montreal
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Hampstead makes move to protect tenants with bylaw – Montreal

The town of Hampstead has passed a draft amendment to a bylaw which they say will better protect tenants. Before landlords can get a permit from the town to do work that would require tenants to move, the property owner must have the tenant’s agreement to move in writing.According to Hampstead mayor Jeremy Levi, the impetus for the change came a week ago when a resident contacted the town for help.“They basically said ‘my landlord is trying to kick me out and I’ve been living here 35 years, he claims there’s gonna be major renovations’,” Levi told Global News from his office. Read more: Debate over future of Côte-Saint-Luc Road heats up Hampstead election campaign Levi said when the town examined the permit application, the owner said the unit was empty a...
Ukraine continues to pile pressure on retreating Russian forces – National
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Ukraine continues to pile pressure on retreating Russian forces – National

Ukrainian troops continued to pile unrelenting pressure on retreating Russian forces on Tuesday, seeking to hold on to their sudden momentum that has produced major territorial gains. Fresh yellow-and-blue flags fluttered from the tallest buildings left in partly destroyed towns around Ukraine’s second city, Kharkiv, while Ukrainian soldiers inspected charred Russian tanks left along the way.“From the beginning of September until today, our soldiers have already liberated more than 6,000 square kilometers of the territory of Ukraine — in the east and south. The movement of our troops continues,” said Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in his nightly address late Monday. Read more: Ukraine claims reaching Russian border as it wages counteroffensive ...
RCMP look for two missing Manitoba siblings
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RCMP look for two missing Manitoba siblings

Boissevain RCMP say two children are missing after not being returned to their mother after spending time with their father. On Thursday, Sept. 8, 12-year-old girl Chyanne Bailey and 10-year-old boy Brock Bailey rode their bikes from school the home of their father, 41-year-old Michael Bailey in Hartney.The children were supposed to be returned Saturday afternoon, but nobody has seen or heard from them since they left school. Michael did not show up for work on Monday. Chyanne is 5’6″ and 110 pounds with blue eyes and brown hair and was wearing a dark green jumper and sweater, green pants, and neon pink running shoes when she was seen last. Trending Stories Toronto police mourn officer ki...
Vehicle, hunting knives, chainsaw stolen from Penticton, B.C. home as family slept
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Vehicle, hunting knives, chainsaw stolen from Penticton, B.C. home as family slept

It was a scary start for a family in Penticton, B.C., who woke up to find thieves in their home Sunday morning. Penticton resident Nikki Evans said thieves broke into her parents’ home along Fairford Drive and stole their vehicle, a cellphone and hunting gear — which included knives, a chainsaw and other items.The family thinks the burglars entered through the downstairs suite, where Evan’s sister lives, and then made their way upstairs to the main house.“They came around the back of the house, opened the door and turned on every light, maybe even checked (my sister’s) room — she thinks (they) opened the door but she didn’t hear them,” said Evans.According to Evans, her parents and sister were asleep at the time, but Evans’ sister awoke when she heard them closing the door that se...
1 dead after shooting in Brampton’s west end – Toronto
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1 dead after shooting in Brampton’s west end – Toronto

One person is dead after a shooting in Brampton’s west end, police say. Peel Regional Police said emergency crews responded to the area of Wanless and Veterans drives, near Mississauga Road, at 5:37 a.m. on Monday.Police said one person had been shot and died at the scene. Trending Stories No suspect information was available.The scene was being held for homicide investigators, police said. 0:39 Teen sustains life-threatening injuries following shooting in Toronto Teen sustains life-threatening injuries following shooting in Toronto © 2022...
Lethbridge German community celebrates Oktoberfest – Lethbridge
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Lethbridge German community celebrates Oktoberfest – Lethbridge

It’s a festival to celebrate beer, Bavarian culture and the end of summer. Oktoberfest has been a regular celebration in Lethbridge for more than a decade. Over the last eight years, John and Roy Pogorzelski have hosted their own take on the event to sold-out crowds.“It’s an absolutely amazing opportunity to gather people in the celebration of culture and arts and just being downtown and connecting with one another,” said Roy. He got the idea to host this event in southern Alberta after attending Oktoberfest in Munich in 2009.“It’s a festival that’s been around for 200 years in Munich. When we come here, people are familiar with that and it brings that sense and feels of Europe and of being back in that culture,” said Roy. “What a great festival to throw here in Lethbridge, you kn...
‘Super weird’: Mysterious object in sky over Calgary explained – Calgary
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‘Super weird’: Mysterious object in sky over Calgary explained – Calgary

Calgarians looked up to the sky to see something quite mysterious on Saturday, but one man solved the mystery and identified the object as a plane soaring through the night. Karina MacConnell was at her home in Radisson Heights on Saturday evening when she observed something strange in the sky.“I noticed something in the sky and I looked up and we started filming because I didn’t know what it was,” MacConnell said. “It was going pretty slow to be a meteor, in my opinion, but it definitely looked like one.”MacConnell captured the mysterious object as it moved across the sky.“(It was) super weird, definitely not something you normally see,” she said.And MacConnell wasn’t the only one looking at the sky on Saturday evening, several other people also described seeing the “bright objec...
Maskwacis police investigate ‘suspicious death’ after finding body in ditch – Edmonton
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Maskwacis police investigate ‘suspicious death’ after finding body in ditch – Edmonton

A police investigation is underway after a body was found in a ditch on Samson Cree Nation on Friday. Maskwacis RCMP found the body just after 7 a.m. “in a ditch along a rural road,” according to a news release Saturday.Police believe the death to be suspicious and Major Crimes is handling the investigation. Trending Stories Conservative leadership race: A look at the candidates as contest ends tonight Harry, Meghan join William and Kate on walkabout among crowds near Windsor Castle An autopsy is scheduled for Sept. 13 in Edmonton.Police are asking anyone with any information about this death to contact the Maskwa...
Flood Falls Trail wildfire in Hope, B.C. grows to 271 hectares, evacuation alerts expanded
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Flood Falls Trail wildfire in Hope, B.C. grows to 271 hectares, evacuation alerts expanded

The wildfire burning in Hope, B.C.,  has more than quadrupled in size, according to the B.C. Wildfire Service. Officials now estimate the fire to be at 271 hectares as of Saturday night, up from 65 earlier in the day.The Flood Falls Trail wildfire is burning out of control on a very steep section of terrain. Read more: Smoky skies forecasted for B.C.’s south coastal areas for the weekend, meteorologist says There is now a BC Wildfire Service incident management team monitoring the fire with 43 firefighters and seven helicopters fighting the blaze.At this time, no structures or infrastructure are in immediate risk, officials said.An evacuation alert has been expanded west to the nearby community of Laidlaw, in addition to an earlier alert in place for the ...