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Brandon teen starts Manitoba’s first all-female cricket team

One high school girl’s dream grew into the first all-female cricket team in Manitoba, thanks to a group of like-minded teenagers from Brandon. Mahee Patel grew up playing the sport with her family and decided to try and recruit girls at the Crocus Plains Regional Secondary School where she’s a student.  Patel says …

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Why RCMP managers defend using Twitter — and not an alert — during the N.S. mass shooting

Senior RCMP members have defended controversial communication decisions during Nova Scotia’s mass shooting, including the use of Twitter instead of an emergency alert — which one manager said would have caused more deaths. Lia Scanlan, the director of strategic communications for the RCMP during the rampage that left 22 people dead, also …

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Christopher Pratt, legendary Canadian painter, dead at 86

Christopher Pratt, who cast a mysterious and magical aura over the Newfoundland and Labrador landscape with artwork that achieved international acclaim, has died. He was 86. He died early Sunday morning, his family said in a statement.  “He died as he wished, surrounded by family and friends in his home …

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Nadal wins 14th French Open title, record-extending 22nd Grand Slam

Rafael Nadal’s painful left foot was numbed by multiple injections to two nerves throughout the French Open, the only way he has found to deal with a chronic condition he acknowledges puts his tennis future in doubt. At any other tournament, Nadal said, he would not have persisted through what …

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Lessons from an Alberta couple celebrating 75 years together

If you’re looking for advice on how to achieve a happy marriage, you could learn a thing or two from John and Bertha Wingenbach. The Edmonton couple, “both 96 years old and counting,” according to John, just celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary. They married on June 3, 1947 — nearly …

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More than 50 people dead after gunmen attack worshippers at Nigeria church, lawmakers say

Gunmen opened fire on worshippers and detonated explosives at a Catholic church in the city of Owo in southwestern Nigeria on Sunday, leaving dozens feared dead, state lawmakers said. The attackers targeted the St. Francis Catholic Church in Ondo state just as the worshippers gathered on Pentecost Sunday. Many children were …

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‘Not alone’: Thousands attend 1st in-person Winnipeg Pride Parade since pandemic

Thousands of people gathered in and around Winnipeg’s downtown on Sunday to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community in the province, the first in-person Pride Parade since before the pandemic. Chloe Minkley celebrated their first in-person Pride Parade since they came out as pansexual  in 2019 and eventually as genderqueer. “It means a lot …

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Hundreds attend anti-Islamophobia march in London, Ont., in memory of Afzaal family

Hundreds of people joined a march to commemorate the Afzaal family and to fight against Islamophobia in London, Ont., on Sunday afternoon, including the prime minister. More than 1,000 people met at Oakridge Secondary School to listen to speeches before walking to the London Muslim Mosque. It’s part of ongoing commemorative events this …

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Former Hedley frontman Jacob Hoggard found guilty of sexually assaulting Ottawa woman

WARNING: This article contains graphic content and may affect those who have experienced​ ​​​sexual violence or know someone affected by it. Canadian rock musician Jacob Hoggard was found guilty of sexual assault causing bodily harm after violently raping an Ottawa woman in the fall of 2016, but a Toronto jury …

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Soccer fans in Vancouver left disappointed after abrupt cancellation of Canada-Panama game

Fans wearing red and white Canadian national team soccer jerseys and carrying flags and signs were left crestfallen at the gates of B.C. Place in Vancouver Sunday after a friendly match with Panama was abruptly called off. “I mean we just got to the World Cup, a match in Vancouver …

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