Mark's Top 5
5. Busy weekend in sports
It was a busy weekend in the world of sports. A record-breaking 19 innings for the Toronto Blue Jays, who beat the Detroit Tigers 6-5. The Rogers Cup was won by Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Agnieska Radwanska, the PGA Championship was won by Rory McIlroy, the REDBLACKS lost on Saturday but are still tied for second in CFL East and NASCAR driver Tony Stewart was involved in fatal collision with another driver on Saturday night.
4. Richmond Bakery closes
A major landmark in the southwestern part of the city has suddenly closed its doors. After 75 years in business, the Richmond Bakery is closed. The owner left a handwritten note on the door that read: "Sorry, closed! Thank you all, for your support over the years!" The news spread quickly through social media. The owner was out of town on the weekend but his bookkeeper said he had been trying to create a more sustainable business model and was unsuccessful. It's not clear whether the bakery is up for sale or closed permanently.
3. National Peacekeeping Day
Should the peacekeeping memorial in downtown Ottawa include police officers? A Conservative MP appears to be suggesting the government is open to the idea. Yesterday was National Peacekeeping Day and a ceremony was held at the monument. The memorial has three statues on it but there is nothing to represent 3,500 police officers from across the country who have gone overseas on peacekeeping missions. A campaign has been building to add police officers to the monument. Parm Gill, the parliamentary secretary to Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino, was at the event yesterday. He said the government was willing to work with the people promoting the idea.
2. Menopause drugs causing cancer?
According to a top cancer epidemiologist, popular menopause drugs have caused breast cancer in thousands of Canadian women. The findings are part of a class action lawsuit against a major drug manufacturer. The report says hormone replacement therapy was the main risk factor in an estimated 12,000 new Canadian breast cancer cases detected between 1994 and 2006, at a time when Wyeth Canada's two products, Premarin and Premplus, dominated the market. But Pfizer, which owns Wyeth Canada, said its products are safe and effective when used as directed and they do not cause breast cancer.
1. U.S. airstrikes in Iraq continue
American airstrikes in Iraq appear to be working. U.S. military officials say that pilots and drones have hit specific targets, destroying and damaging vehicles belong to Islamic State forces and thwarting their campaign near Irbil. The Kurdish forces, the U.S. government are supporting, regained control of two strategic towns in northern Iraq as a result of the airstrikes. An Iraqi official told CNN that up to 20,000 Yazidi Iraqis, who have been targeted by the militants, have been rescued and taken to safety near the Syrian border, but there are still thousands who remain trapped on a mountain.
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