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Nuggets make Jamal Murray highest-paid Canadian athlete

Nuggets make Jamal Murray highest-paid Canadian athlete

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July 1 (UPI) -- Jamal Murray will be the highest-paid Canadian athlete in history after agreeing to a contract extension with the Denver Nuggets. Murray's agent Mike George told The Athletic the sharpshooter agreed to a five-year, $ 170 million contract extension. Murray, 22, averaged a career-high 18.2 points, 4.8 assists and 4.2 rebounds per game last season for Denver. The No. 7 overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft is averaging 14.8 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game for his career. Murray's new deal surpasses that of fellow Canadian Andrew Wiggins, the top draft pick in 2014 who agreed to a five-year, $ 148 million pact in 2017 with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Murray had one year remaining on the rookie contract he signed after being drafted out of Kentucky. ...
Street protests in Haiti strand Canadian missionaries, nurses

Street protests in Haiti strand Canadian missionaries, nurses

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Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Helicopters were being used to evacuate Canadian missionaries, nurses and visitors from towns in Haiti amid street protests. They have been stranded for the past week because roads have been littered and cars set on fire. Demonstrators have called for President Jovenel Moise to resign over soaring inflation and corruption allegations but the leader said Thursday he "will not leave the country in the hands of armed gangs and drug traffickers." The 113 Quebec tourists staying at the Royal Decameron resort, about 50 northwest of Port-au-Prince, the capital, were transported by helicopter to the airport and then flown to Montreal, Premier François Legault said, according to CBC. Also, all missioners have been evacuated via multiple helicopter trips from their compound ...
Canadian parliament slams Netflix over video of real-life train tragedy in 'Bird Box'

Canadian parliament slams Netflix over video of real-life train tragedy in 'Bird Box'

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Canadian officials have a more serious problem with the movie "Bird Box" than people recklessly attempting the so-called "Bird Box" challenge. Parliament members have called for Netflix to remove footage from the film that shows a real-life train disaster, and to compensate people in the town where the accident happened. The footage at the center of the debate shows the aftermath of a July 6, 2013 crash of an unattended freight train. The train, which was carrying oil, derailed in downtown Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, killing 47 people in the ensuing explosion and fire. The Associated Press reported that footage of the explosion was used in both the movie "Bird Box" and a television series called "Travelers," both of which were produced with Netflix. Netflix did not comment for this...