Your Guide to Canada’s Hottest Festivals This August

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It may be August, but the summer is only getting started for music lovers. The last month of the season is set to kick off some of the best festivals in the country. Dozens of incredible musical events will be hosted coast to coast, bringing a variety of homebred artists and international musicians to stages all over Canada. It doesn’t ...

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U.S. Rate Hike More Likely, Says Yellen

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WASHINGTON—Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that the case for raising interest rates has strengthened in light of a solid job market and an improved outlook for the U.S. economy and inflation. But she stopped short of offering any timetable. Yellen sketched a generally upbeat assessment of the economy in a speech to an annual conference of central bankers ...

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TSX Ends Week Flat Despite Positive Speech From Fed Chair Yellen

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North American stock markets closed relatively flat, despite a highly anticipated speech by the head of the U.S. Federal Reserve today. Toronto’s S&P/TSX composite index gained 9.16 points at 14,639.88. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average fell 53.01 points at 18,395.40 and the broader S&P 500 composite index dropped 3.43 points to 2,169.04, while the Nasdaq composite increased ...

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Sobeys Withdraws Appeal of Discrimination Decision as Company Faces Boycotts

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HALIFAX — One of Canada’s largest grocery store chains has withdrawn its appeal of a human rights decision that found a Sobeys employee discriminated against a black customer. In a statement, Sobeys said Friday it had reached a settlement with the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission and would apologize to Andrella David, pay her $21,000 in compensation, and develop a ...

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Giants’ Moore Loses no-hit Bid with 2 Outs in 9th vs Dodgers

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LOS ANGELES — San Francisco lefty Matt Moore lost his no-hit bid with two outs in the ninth inning on a soft, clean single by Corey Seager, and the Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-0 Thursday night. Moore’s try ended on his 133rd and final pitch — he missed most of the last two seasons after Tommy John surgery. ...

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Romo! Another Injury Scare for Cowboys QB

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Little-known fact: “Romo” in Scooby-Doo-ese translates to “Oh, no.” As in, “Romo, Raggy!” (Or, “Oh no, Shaggy!”) Hanna-Barbera cartoon dialogue aside, “Oh, no” has been a common interjection of Dallas Cowboys fans over the past decade, whenever Tony Romo is on the field. Until the past few years, usually it was shouted in anger, after a ruinous Romo interception. But ...

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NHL Teams Leaning More Heavily on AHL for Head Coaches, Prospects

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Dave Andrews didn’t have to look up the stat. He had the number ready and waiting as soon as the phone rang. “It’s up to 23 now,” he said. “That’s a pretty significant number.” The American Hockey League’s commissioner was talking about the amount of NHL head coaches who had previously coached in the minors, a number that continued to ...

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Navarro’s Return Elicits Many Smiles in Blue Jays Clubhouse

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TORONTO — Just the mention of Dioner Navarro’s return was enough to get any Blue Jay smiling Friday night. Now part of it might have been the 15 runs the Jays had just put up on the board in a win over the visiting Minnesota Twins, but don’t underestimate the affinity pretty much everyone in that Jays’ clubhouse has for ...

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Boom! Blue Jays’ Bats Come Alive in Thumping Win Over Twins

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TORONTO — The Blue Jays’ bats awoke, Francisco Liriano found the plate more often than not and both the Red Sox and the Orioles were getting spanked. For a day, all was right with the baseball world again for the now alone-in-first Blue Jays, thanks to a 15-8 Friday night thumping over the visiting Minnesota Twins at the Rogers Centre. ...

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Ariya Jutanugarn Shows She’s Regaining Her Top Form in Building three-shot Lead at CP Women’s Open

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PRIDDIS, Alta. — Ariya Jutanugarn is walking with a bit of a limp and sporting stripes of medical tape on her left knee. She didn’t even bother bagging a driver this week. And she admits the tree-lined fairways on the Raven Course at Priddis Greens — site of the 2016 Canadian Pacific Women’s Open — are a little narrow for ...

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