Mark's Top 5
5. REDBLACKS put on a great show!
The Ottawa REDBLACKS got off to a great start last night. They led 21-7 after the first quarter, but ended up losing 36-28 to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in their first game. The REDBLACKS next game is next Friday in Edmonton. Then they return home to host the Argonauts at TD Place. Meanwhile, all eyes will be on Wimbledon for the next 24 hours. Today, Milos Raonic plays Roger Federer in the men’s semifinals. Then tomorrow morning, Eugenie Bouchard plays in the women’s final against Petra Kvitova.
4. Giroux apologizes
Philadelphia Flyers captain Claude Giroux has apologized for an incident that led to him being arrested on Canada Day. Giroux says it was a misguided attempt at humour. Witnesses say he mocked an Ottawa police officer, grabbed his buttocks three times and also swore at him. Giroux was arrested and spent the night in the police cellblock but was released without being charged. Both Giroux and the Flyers said they will not address the matter publicly any further.
3. McGuinty resurfaces
Dalton McGuinty seems to feel vindicated by the results of last month’s provincial election. After a year in which he rarely appeared in public in Ontario, McGuinty was welcomed back to Queen’s Park with open arms by the new majority Liberal government yesterday. He was in the audience for the Throne Speech and Premier Kathleen Wynne said she was happy to see him. This came after she was reluctant to refer to him by name during the election campaign. McGuinty told reporters the majority win is “great news for our party, it’s great news for me personally.”
2. They know something
Police in Calgary are being cryptic but it’s clear they are starting to piece together at least some of the details surrounding the disappearance of a five-year-old boy and his grandparents. The police said new information has made the case less of a mystery to them. They’ve been reviewing surveillance footage from nearby homes and businesses and receiving tips from Calgary and beyond. They’re still trying to talk to people who attended the grandparents’ estate sale on the weekend. But they won’t say what they’ve learned and they aren’t willing to name any suspects. Nathan O’Brien and his grandparents have been missing since Sunday night.
1. Herongate requests assistance
Residents of the Herongate neighbourhood are asking for more help from the city and from police after an increase in gun violence in their community. A few dozen people gathered at the Heron Road Community Centre last night to talk about the rise in shootings, including an afternoon gun battle on June 17. Some residents are calling for the police to reopen a community policing station that was closed a few months ago. They also want to see more police patrols, security cameras, and better lighting in the area to deter crimes.
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