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Joey Votto: Reds star apologizes for bashing Canadian baseball

Joey Votto: Reds star apologizes for bashing Canadian baseball

Sports
May 16 (UPI) -- Cincinnati Reds star and Canada native Joey Votto apologized Wednesday for negative comments he made about Canadian baseball. The five-time All-Star was a guest on a Yahoo Sports podcast Tuesday when he made the comments. Votto was asked about fellow Canadian James Paxton throwing a no-hitter against the Toronto Blue Jays on May 8 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario. "I don't care almost at all about Canadian baseball," Votto said on the podcast. "I wasn't raised inside of Canadian baseball really ... I'm coming up on half of my life being in the United States working and being supported by American baseball." Votto later repeated that he didn't "care at all" about the fact that the Seattle Mariners pitcher threw the no-no on Canadian soil. "As far as Toronto, and Canadi...
Isolated lakes found beneath Canadian ice sheet

Isolated lakes found beneath Canadian ice sheet

Science
Researchers have found lakes that may shed new light on icy worlds in our Solar System.High in the Canadian Arctic, two subglacial bodies of water have been spotted beneath over 500 metres of ice.The water has an estimated maximum temperature of -10.5C, and would need to be very salty to avoid freezing.There are thought to be similar cold, saline conditions in the subsurface ocean of Jupiter's moon Europa, yet also the potential to host life.The findings, from a team led by the University of Alberta, have been published in Science Advances.A Canadian firstThe two lakes appeared in a radar survey of the Devon Ice Cap, which sits on Devon Island, in Canada's northern Nunavut territory."I was super surprised, and a little bit puzzled," Anja Rutishauser, the study's lead author, said of the di...
Canadian PM Justin Trudeau rules out conducting airstrikes in Syria

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau rules out conducting airstrikes in Syria

World
April 12 (UPI) -- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday that his country will not join the United States in conducting any future airstrikes on Syria.In an interview with Radio-Canada, Trudeau pointed out that Canada is already conducting military operations in Latvia and Iraq and has plans to deploy to Mali."We are not looking to be present in Syria," Trudeau said.Trudeau's statement comes after U.S. President Donald Trumpwarned of plans to increase air attacks on Syria after reports that Syrian President Bashar al Assad allegedly used chemical weapons on civilians."Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and 'smart!'," Trump said in a tweet. "You shouldn't be partners with a Gas Killing ...
15 die in bus crash involving Canadian junior hockey team

15 die in bus crash involving Canadian junior hockey team

World
April 7 (UPI) -- A bus carrying a Canadian junior league hockey team collided with a semi-truck in Saskatchewan, killing 15 people and injuring 14 others Friday night, police said.The crash occurred 18.5 miles north of Tisdale when members of the Humboldt Broncos were headed to Nipawin for a Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League playoff game. The crash occurred on Highway 35, ear the junction of Highway 335, when a semi-trailer collided with the bus, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said.The bus contained 28 people, including the driver, 24 athletes ages 16 to 21 and their coaches, crashed around 5 p.m., police said.Three people were in critical condition, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police told CNN partner CTV.Among those killed were the coach and team captain. Darcy Haugan's family members c...
Canadian landscaper faces sixth murder charge

Canadian landscaper faces sixth murder charge

World
Feb. 23 (UPI) -- The Canadian landscaper accused of killing multiple men and hiding their bodies in planters faces a sixth charge of murder, Toronto police announced Friday.Prosecutors charged Bruce McArthur, 66, with first-degree murder in the disappearance of Skandaraj "Skanda" Navaratnam during a court appearance. He already faced five murder charges filed in January.Police said they believe there could still be more victims and multiple murder scenes.Earlier this month, they said they recovered the remains of six people in planters on a property where McArthur provided landscaping services.Police initially arrested McArthur in early January for the slayings of Selim Esen, 44, who went missing in April, and Andrew Kinsman, 49, who went missing in June.Later in January, they charged him ...