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105.9 The Region

ST. CATHARINES, Ont. — The Fraser Valley Bandits will meet the Edmonton Stingers in the Canadian Elite Basketball League’s Summer Series final on Sunday. The Bandits (5-2) edged the Hamilton Honey Badgers 76-75 in the first semifinal on Saturday, while the Stingers (6-1) beat the Ottawa BlackJacks 88-75. With the Elam Ending (the target score is […]

Montreal police say they’re looking for a rogue driver who drove through a pedestrian-only zone today on Ste-Catherine Street in downtown Montreal, injuring two people. Const. Raphael Bergeron says the incident occurred just before 3 p.m. when a car smashed through a terrace at the corner of Crescent and Ste-Catherine Streets. Bergeron says two women were […]

MONTREAL — Quebec’s minister responsible for the status of women says she wants answers after the founder and president of a legal clinic that assists sexual assault victims resigned amid misconduct allegations. Marc-Antoine Cloutier announced Friday in a statement that he was stepping down as president of the Juripop legal clinic to protect its reputation and denied the […]

Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse is a finalist for the NBA’s coach of the year award. Nurse, in his second year on the job, led the Raptors to a 46-18 record before the 2019-20 season was suspended March 11 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Raptors had the same record after 64 games in their championship […]

TORONTO — Mathew Barzal can appreciate how the New York Islanders’ identity is built around being defensively sound. In centring New York’s top line, Barzal also knows it’s his role to contribute on offence, too. Acknowledging it took him a few games to find a groove following the NHL’s 4 1/2 month coronavirus-forced pause, Barzal […]

MONTREAL — Quebec added five more deaths linked to COVID-19 today, along with 126 new infections in the province. The province’s Health Department reports the number of cases linked to the novel coronavirus stands at 60,367 along with 5,692 deaths. Of the deaths reported today, authorities say one occurred before July 31. The number of patients […]

MARKHAM, Ont. — Authorities are urging caution after mosquitoes in the area of Markham, Ont., tested positive for the West Nile Virus. In a statement released Friday, the York Region Health Connection said a mosquito trap near Warden Avenue and Highway 7 is responsible for the positive result. It is the first positive result of the […]

OTTAWA — The federal government will match all individual donations from Canadians to humanitarian relief efforts in Lebanon following this week’s deadly explosion in Beirut. International Development Minister Karina Gould says the best way for Canadians to help the Lebanese people who have lost loved ones and their homes from this explosion is to give generously. […]

TORONTO — Ontario is reporting 70 new cases of COVID-19 and one new death related to the virus today. Health Minister Christine Elliott says it marks the sixth consecutive day the province has reported fewer than 100 new cases of the virus. The total number of cases is now 39,967, with 36,131 marked as resolved and 2,784 deaths. […]

BOUCHERVILLE, Que. — Police say a couple is dead after a collision between a motorcycle and a vehicle in Boucherville, south of Montreal. The victims, a man and woman in their 30s, were on the motorcycle when they were involved in a crash with a vehicle on Friday night. The incident occurred at 9:50 p.m. […]