James carries Heat past Spurs to tie NBA Finals

SAN ANTONIO – No cramps, no problems for LeBron James.

And with their superstar making it to the finish this time, the Miami Heat bounced back from a loss, just as they always do in the playoffs.

“Obviously, having No. 6 in the game at the end was a plus for us,” Dwyane Wade said.

James had 35 points and 10 rebounds in a powerful comeback from the cramps that knocked him out of the opener, as the Heat tied the NBA Finals with a 98-96 victory over the San Antonio Spurs in Game 2 Sunday night.

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Chris Bosh made the go-ahead 3-pointer on a pass from James with 1:18 remaining for the Heat, who have won 13 straight following a loss in the post-season. Just like last year, they rebounded after losing Game 1 to the Spurs.

Bosh had 18 points for the Heat, who are headed home for Game 3 Tuesday night.

James played more than 37 minutes, making 14 of 22 shots. He was 1 for 4 with three turnovers in a shaky first quarter, then made 11 of his next 13.

After two days of enduring criticism for not finishing the game and getting suggestions on how to avoid cramps, James changed the subject.

“What happened on Thursday was Thursday,” James said. “My whole focus was how I was going to try to help this team even this up and just try to make some plays.”

He had a key strip of Tony Parker down the stretch, playing a dominant game on both ends as if he had something to prove.

As usual, James found a way to silence his haters.

He had 11 points in the second quarter, helping Miami erase an 11-point deficit early in the period. The game was played within a margin of a few points from there, and the Spurs missed a chance to seize control in the fourth quarter when Parker and Tim Duncan missed four straight free throws when they had a two-point lead.

James then made a 3-pointer and two free throws to put Miami in position to win.

Parker scored 21 points and Duncan had 18 points and 15 rebounds for the Spurs, who had won eight straight at home by at least 15 points.

“Down the end there they executed really well,” Duncan said. “LeBron made some great passes and guys made open shots. We had the same result in the first game. They kind of flipped it in this one.”

The game was played in comfortable conditions inside the AT&T Center, where an air conditioning failure in Game 1 sent temperatures soaring to about 90 degrees. The broken circuit breaker was fixed by Friday afternoon, and it was much cooler inside the arena.

James had the toughest time with the heat Thursday, needing treatment midway through the fourth quarter before eventually having to leave for good. He had plenty of time to recover, with the two days off between Games 1 and 2.

He changed only a little of his routine, taking an 8 a.m. yoga class Sunday morning and switching to a shorter pair of tights.

He personally erased a 62-56 San Antonio lead by scoring eight points in less than a minute, and his 14 points in the third quarter had Miami down only 78-77 heading to the fourth.

“For me, once I get into a good groove, I feel like everything is going to go in,” James said.

For a time, everything did. Then he switched to being a passer at the end, finding Bosh in the corner for the shot that made it 95-93.

Wade and Rashard Lewis each scored 14 points for the Heat, who also dropped Game 1 of the NBA Finals against Oklahoma City two years ago. They have won five straight series after dropping the opening game.

The Spurs were in good position, withstanding James’ assault long enough to lead by one with under 2 minutes to play. But they were shut out from there until Manu Ginobili’s 3-pointer as time expired.

“LeBron with the ball did a pretty good job at his end and we had to be really perfect at the other end and we didn’t,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. “We didn’t take advantage of things. We made bad decisions.”

And it didn’t help them that they had to deal with James at the end of this one.

Ginobili finished with 19 points for the Spurs, whose 18 points in the fourth quarter were half the 36 they scored in the opener.

“We have a very competitive group and you have two days to commiserate how that game went down,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “It was frustrating, painful going through that for two days and now we have to manage the other emotion.”

After their sensational finish to Game 1, the Spurs picked up right where they left off, making 10 of their first 15 shots. They opened an 11-point lead early in the second before James got going. He had three straight Miami baskets, and a follow shot later in the period gave the Heat their first lead at 34-33.

Notes: Parker has 1,026 assists in the post-season, moving past Michael Jordan (1,022) for eighth place on the career post-season list. He also passed Jordan’s Hall of Fame teammate, Scottie Pippen, for 13th on the career scoring list with 3,655 points.

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Winnipeg Old Country Sausage products recalled – Winnipeg

WINNIPEG – If you are planning to barbecue this weekend and have a mustard allergy you might want to double check what products you are using.
Winnipeg Old Country Sausage is recalling a long list of meats because they contain mustard even though it is not declared on the label.
Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning those with a mustard allergy to not eat any of the recalled products in the list below.

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC Old Country

Pork Sausage500 g (tray pack)All products where
mustard is not declared
in the list of ingredients0 57254 21030 3

Old Country

Pork Sausage5 kg/ boxAll products where
mustard is not declared
in the list of ingredients0 57254 17002 7

Old Country

Pork Sausage5lb/boxAll products where
mustard is not declared
in the list of ingredients0 57254 17012 6

Old Country

Pork and Beef Sausage500 g (tray pack)All products where
mustard is not declared
in the list of ingredients0 57254 21029 7

Old Country

Pork and Beef Sausage5kg/boxAll products where
mustard is not declared
in the list of ingredients0 57254 17001 0

Old Country

BolognaBulk (5pcs/box)All products where
mustard is not declared
in the list of ingredients0 57254 14001 3

Old Country

Bologna – Naturally Smoked~2.2 kg (~1/2 pc)All products where
mustard is not declared
in the list of ingredients0 57254 10101 4

Winnipeg Old Country

Bologna – Chunk1 pc – variable weightAll products where
mustard is not declared
in the list of ingredients0 57254 20002 1

Old Country

Skinless Smoked Wieners – 6”2 kg / boxAll products where
mustard is not declared
in the list of ingredients0 57254 16011 0

Old Country

Skinless Smoked Wieners – 6”2 kgAll products where
mustard is not declared
in the list of ingredients0 57254 16022 6

Old Country

Skinless Smoked Wieners – 6”500 gAll products where
mustard is not declared
in the list of ingredients0 57254 10003 1

Old Country

Skinless Smoked Wieners – 6”1 kgAll products where
mustard is not declared
in the list of ingredients0 57254 10002 4

Old Country

Skinless Smoked Wieners – 12”Bulk (50 pcs/box)All products where
mustard is not declared
in the list of ingredients0 57254 10008 0

Old Country

Natural Casing Wieners – 6”2 kgAll products where
mustard is not declared
in the list of ingredients0 57254 16013 4

Old Country

Natural Casing Wieners – 8”2 kgAll products where
mustard is not declared
in the list of ingredients0 57254 16002 8

Old Country

Natural Casing Wieners – 8”1 kgAll products where
mustard is not declared
in the list of ingredients0 57254 10038 3

Old Country

Natural Casing Wieners – 8”Bulk (200 pcs/box)All products where
mustard is not declared
in the list of ingredients0 57254 16001 1

Old Country

Natural Casing Wieners – 12”Bulk (50 pcs/box)All products where
mustard is not declared
in the list of ingredients0 57254 10004 2

Old Country

Natural Casing Wieners – 8”375 gAll products where
mustard is not declared
in the list of ingredients0 57254 10122 9

Old Country

All Beef Wieners – 6”500 gAll products where
mustard is not declared
in the list of ingredients0 57254 16007 3

Old Country

All Beef Wieners – 8”Bulk (40 pcs/box)All products where
mustard is not declared
in the list of ingredients0 57254 16027 1

Old Country

Smokies2 kgAll products where
mustard is not declared
in the list of ingredients0 57254 30001 1

Old Country

Smokies1 kgAll products where
mustard is not declared
in the list of ingredients0 57254 30003 5

Old Country

Smokies500 gAll products where
mustard is not declared
in the list of ingredients0 57254 30002 8

Old Country

Smokies With Cheese2 kgAll products where
mustard is not declared
in the list of ingredients0 57254 30006 6

Old Country

Smokies With Cheese1 kgAll products where
mustard is not declared
in the list of ingredients0 57254 30007 3

Old Country

Smokies With Cheese500 gAll products where
mustard is not declared
in the list of ingredients0 57254 30009 7

Old Country

Bison Smokies20 pcs/bagAll products where
mustard is not declared
in the list of ingredients0 57254 30031 8

Old Country

Jalapeno Smokies20 pcs/bagAll products where
mustard is not declared
in the list of ingredients0 57254 30023 3

Winnipeg Old Country

Homestead Smokies2 kgAll products where
mustard is not declared
in the list of ingredients0 57254 30008 0

Winnipeg Old Country

Homestead Smokies1 kgAll products where
mustard is not declared
in the list of ingredients0 57254 31019 5

Old Country

All Beef Smokies20 pcs/bagAll products where
mustard is not declared
in the list of ingredients0 57254 31042 3

Old Country

Smoked Pork Sausage2 kgAll products where
mustard is not declared
in the list of ingredients0 57254 20004 5

Old Country

Pepperettes2.5 kgAll products where
mustard is not declared
in the list of ingredients0 57254 30001 1

Old Country

Pepperettes500 gAll products where
mustard is not declared
in the list of ingredients0 57254 21121 8

Old Country

Pepperoni1 kgAll products where
mustard is not declared
in the list of ingredients0 57254 15009 8

Old Country

Pepperoni500 gAll products where
mustard is not declared
in the list of ingredients0 57254 10011 6

Old Country

Pepperoni1200 gAll products where
mustard is not declared
in the list of ingredients0 57254 15010 4

Old Country

Pepperoni1 kgAll products where
mustard is not declared
in the list of ingredients0 57254 18001 9

Old Country

Salami2 kgAll products where
mustard is not declared
in the list of ingredients0 57254 15004 3

Old Country

Salami1200 gAll products where
mustard is not declared
in the list of ingredients0 57254 15005 0

Old Country

Salami500 gAll products where
mustard is not declared
in the list of ingredients0 57254 10009 3

Old Country

Pizza Salami2 kgAll products where
mustard is not declared
in the list of ingredients0 57254 15055 5

Old Country

Garlic Sausage CoarseBulk (5pcs/box)All products where
mustard is not declared
in the list of ingredients0 57254 19002 5

Old Country

Garlic Sausage Coarse500 gAll products where
mustard is not declared
in the list of ingredients0 57254 19001 8

Old Country

Garlic Sausage Coarse2.5 kgAll products where
mustard is not declared
in the list of ingredients0 57254 19033 9

Old Country

Garlic Sausage FineBulk (5 pcs/box)All products where
mustard is not declared
in the list of ingredients0 57254 19003 2

Old Country

Garlic Sausage Fine500 gAll products where
mustard is not declared
in the list of ingredients0 57254 19004 9

Old Country

Garlic Sausage Fine2.5 kgAll products where
mustard is not declared
in the list of ingredients0 57254 19015 5

Old Country

Special Ham Sausage5 lbAll products where
mustard is not declared
in the list of ingredients0 57254 15002 9

Old Country

Special Ham Sausage2.5 lbAll products where
mustard is not declared
in the list of ingredients0 57254 15018 0

Old Country

Spiced Ham Loaf2.2 kgAll products where
mustard is not declared
in the list of ingredients0 57254 15017 3

Old Country

Bar-B-Q Flavoured Meat Loaf2.2 kgAll products where
mustard is not declared
in the list of ingredients0 57254 15013 5

Old Country

Bar-B-Q Flavoured Meat Loaf1.0 kgAll products where
mustard is not declared
in the list of ingredients0 57254 15014 2

Old Country

Chicken Loaf2.2 kgAll products where
mustard is not declared
in the list of ingredients0 57254 50008 4

Old Country

Chicken Loaf1.0 kgAll products where
mustard is not declared
in the list of ingredients0 57254 51009 0

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Sask. Protective Services Medal holds added value after recent events – Saskatoon

Watch the video above: Saskatoon residents pay homage to those who serve and protect

SASKATOON – Twenty-eight men and women were awarded the Saskatchewan Protective Services Medal Friday.

The presentation took place at the Saskatoon Club with all recipients present and proud family members looking on.

After 30 years as a member of the RCMP, 25 in Saskatchewan, inspector Wayne Maughan was honoured to be on the list.

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“You’re not going to make a million dollars but you will get a lot of personal satisfaction out of helping people,” said Maughan.

It’s that desire to serve that has carried Maughan and his family through tough times.

“When we were living in Fort Qu’Appelle, Wayne was involved in a very serious situation where he was shot at,” said his wife Marilyn.

Scheduled to be home from work at 4 p.m., Maughan didn’t return to his family until early the following morning. The worry is something Marilyn says all relatives of emergency services personnel have felt.

“You just appreciate when they walk in the door,” she said, holding back tears.

So on the 70th anniversary of D-Day, as Canadians show their appreciation to soldiers and RCMP officers who risked their lives – Friday’s ceremony holds added value after the Moncton shooting, according to Marilyn.

“I’m so lucky I still have him. I can’t imagine him being struck down in duty.”

READ MORE: People of Moncton take back their streets, thank RCMP after shootings

The Saskatchewan Protective Services Medal was created in 2002 and is awarded to individuals who’ve shown exemplary service while ensuring the safety and security of Saskatchewan citizens.

The medal is presented by the Lieutenant Governor.

Neil Patrick Harris, Audra McDonald win Tony Awards

NEW YORK — The audio was uneven and two Canadian nominees were unlucky, but a Broadway veteran, a newbie and a four-time host made history Sunday at the Tony Awards.

Audra McDonald became the show’s most decorated actress, while Bryan Cranston won a best actor trophy for his Broadway debut. Neil Patrick Harris took home best actor in a musical , beating Hamilton, Ont. native Nick Cordero.

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder nabbed the best new musical Tony Award.

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The romp of a musical, in which a poor man comically eliminates the eight heirs ahead of him for a title, beat out Aladdin, After Midnight and Beautiful – The Carole King Musical.

McDonald won her sixth Tony for portraying Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, putting her ahead of five-time winners Angela Lansbury and the late Julie Harris for the most competitive wins by an actress. Among those she thanked were her parents for not medicating their hyperactive child.

The latest win – for best lead actress in a play – also makes McDonald the first grand-slam performance winner. She previously won as best featured actress in a play (A Raisin in the Sun and Master Class), best lead actress in a musical (The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess) and best featured actress in a musical (Ragtime and Carousel).

Bryan Cranston accepts his Tony Award.

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Cranston – in a role far from TV’s chemistry teacher-turned-meth kingpin Walter White in Breaking Bad – won the best lead actor in a play Tony for playing former President Lyndon B. Johnson in Robert Schenkkan’s All the Way, which also was crowned best play.

Jessie Mueller beat some strong Broadway veterans in Sutton Foster, Idina Menzel and Kelli O’Hara to take home the best actress in a musical Tony for playing the title character in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. She thanked the iconic singer-songwriter and all her competitors.

Hugh Jackman kicked off the show with a bounce, hopping up and down like a kangaroo during his opening number Sunday. Big, high-kicking musical numbers from After Midnight, Aladdin, Rocky and Hedwig and the Angry Inch kept the energy level up.

The bearded Australian, back as host after a nine-year absence, greeted many of the night’s featured performers as he cheerfully bounded past them backstage. He then joined the cast of the musical After Midnight for a rousing rendition of “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If it Ain’t Got that Swing).” He later rapped with LL Cool J and T.I. to a reworked song from The Music Man and danced with all the leading ladies nominated for a musical.

The first award of the night was for best featured actor in a play and it went to Mark Rylance, who won his third Tony for playing the countess Olivia in Twelfth Night. Rylance, who previously won for Jerusalem and Boeing-Boeing, is also nominated for best lead actor honors for his evil title character in Richard III.

An emotional Audra McDonald accepts her Tony Award.

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The best featured actress in a musical Tony went to Lena Hall in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, playing a woman who dresses as a man and plays Harris’ boyfriend. Hall wished her dad a happy birthday and gave a shout-out to her soon-to-be-born niece. “Friendship is magic,” she said. The show later won for best musical revival.

Harris performed a song from the show, looking unrecognizable in a miniskirt and blond feathered wig. He gave an audience member a lap dance and took Samuel L. Jackson’s glasses away and licked them. Another highlight was songwriter King singing with the cast of the show based on her early years – Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.

Darko Tresnjak won for directing the musical A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder and thanked his mother, a skydiver during World War II now too frail to be there. The musical also won for best book of a musical and costumes for a musical. Away from the cameras, the now-closed musical The Bridges of Madison County won for best score and best orchestration.

Kenny Leon won his first Tony for directing the revival of A Raisin in the Sun. He thanked, among other, his star Denzel Washington, and the women in his life. He even managed to plug his next work, Holler If Ya Hear Me.

One of his Raisin stars, Sophie Okonedo, won for best featured actress in a play. “I am loving it on Broadway,” she said. She thanked producer Scott Rudin for believing that a “Jewish, Nigerian Brit” could play the iconic role of Ruth Younger. The show also won best play revival.

James Monroe Iglehart, who plays the manic Genie in Aladdin, won for best featured actor in a musical and could barely contain his glee as he thanked a long list of people that included God and his wife. He beat Ontario-raised Ramin Karimloo (Les Miserables).

Some 870 Tony voters – members of professional groups such as the Wing, the League, Actors’ Equity Association, the Dramatists Guild and the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society – decided the final 26 competitive awards.

Wicked, which is celebrating a decade on Broadway, had its current Glinda and Elphaba sing “For Good,” and there were songs from two shows that have yet to arrive: Sting performed from his musical The Last Ship and Jennifer Hudson sang from Finding Neverland, the musical about Peter Pan.

This year, Broadway producers have a reason to party. The season’s box offices hit a record total gross of $1.27 billion – up from $1.13 billion the previous season – and attendance was up 5.6 percent to 12.2 million.

– with files by Global News

©2014The Associated Press

Mayerthorpe marathon participants run with ‘heavier hearts’ following Moncton shooting

Watch above: For the past six years, hundreds of people have ran in the Fallen Four Memorial Society Marathon in honour of four Mounties killed in the line of duty near Mayerthorpe. But after the shootings in Moncton this past week, Sunday’s marathon had a much different feel. Eric Szeto reports.

EDMONTON – Just days after three RCMP officers were killed in a shootout in Moncton, New Brunswick, those taking part in the Fallen Four Marathon north of Edmonton Sunday say the run had a much more emotional feel to it this year.

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“I definitely feel it more. I try to make it an exciting event, but it does feel a little sombre to me coming here and thinking about what happened in Moncton,” says Cst. Fraser Bjornson, a Jasper RCMP officer who has ran the Fallen Four Marathon three times.

The annual 42-kilometre race makes it way from Mayerthorpe to Whitecourt. It’s a way for the community to come together to honour Constables Peter Schiemann, Leo Johnston, Anthony Gordon and Brock Myrol, who were tragically killed on March 3, 2005 while investigating a marijuana grow operation near Mayerthorpe.

Nine years later, the small town is healing, but the shooting in Moncton brings back heartbreaking memories for many who know all too well what the people in New Brunswick are going through.

“It seems unfair that there’s citizens in this society that have no respect for the lives of others. It’s terrible,” says Mayerthorpe Mayor Kate Patrick. “We’re gradually trying to overcome this, but when these new events happen it brings back all of the bad memories.

“This just opens all the wounds again.”

READ MORE: Moncton shooting takes Mayerthorpe families ‘right back’

Prior to Sunday’s race, participants stopped for a minute of silence to not only honour and remember the Fallen Four, but the three men killed in Moncton on Wednesday.

“We’ll be running with heavier hearts this year,” says runner Louise Kennedy. “My husband works with the RCMP so it touches close to home.”

“It just became a lot more special in the last couple days,” adds fellow marathon participant Desiree Lockhart. “It makes it emotional and just all the more important as to why I chose (to run) in the first place.”

And as the community continues to heal, residents hope they will never again have to hear about another tragedy.

“All we can do is keep them in our hearts and hope that it never does happen again because it’s tragic,” says Lockhart.

In the past five years, the Fallen Four Marathon Society has donated over $157,000 back to the communities of Whitecourt and Mayerthorpe.

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With files from Eric Szeto, Global News.

Canada Post cuts home delivery but continues postage-free mail for MPs

OTTAWA – As Canadians anticipate a future of slogging through snow, rain, heat and gloom of night to get their mail, they can take comfort in knowing their community mail boxes will continue to be stuffed with wads of postage-free political propaganda.

And they can congratulate themselves that their tax dollars helped produce and deliver that junk mail.

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Canada Post has hiked postal rates for regular mail and plans to cut up to 8,000 jobs as it phases out urban home mail delivery over the next five years – all in a bid to reverse the tide of red ink at the money-losing Crown corporation.

But one thing isn’t being cut: free parliamentary mailing privileges, known as franking.

READ MORE: Here’s how much Canada Post spends delivering mail to your house

Canada Post declines to say whether it has given any consideration to ending the practice. Nor has any parliamentarian raised the idea, even as they’re embroiled in controversy over almost 2 million allegedly improper partisan missives mailed, for free, by New Democrat MPs.

Under the Canada Post Corporation Act, there is no cost for mailing letters between citizens and their MPs, the governor general, the speakers of the House of Commons and Senate, the parliamentary librarian and the Commons ethics commissioner.

As well, MPs can send up to four flyers – known as unaddressed admail, in post office-speak – free of charge to their constituents in each calendar year. And they can send lots more flyers if they want at “a deeply discounted postage rate,” according to postal service spokesperson Anick Losier.

Losier would not say how much revenue Canada Post could be earning if it charged politicians the going rate for letters and flyers.

But consider that in 2013, the corporation delivered some 6 million franked letters from parliamentarians (not including postage-free mail sent to them from their constituents) and almost 132 million pieces of unaddressed admail.

At last year’s regular postal rate of 63 cents, those 6 million letters could have added almost $4 million to cash-strapped Canada Post’s coffers.

At the new rate of 85 cents (assuming stamps are bought in packs; it’s now $1 for individual stamps) that’s more than $5 million in forgone revenue.

Canada Post receives an annual subsidy of $22 million from the federal government to help defray the cost of free government mail and free mailing of materials for the blind. That subsidy hasn’t changed since 2000, although the corporation argued in 2007 that it fell far short of covering actual costs.

It presumably falls even shorter now, seven years later.

READ MORE: 7 things to know about Canada Post’s plan to axe home delivery

The Crown Corporation predicted this year that Canada Post and its subsidiaries would lose $274 million before tax in 2014

Among the most vociferous opponents of the move to end home delivery is CARP, an advocacy group for seniors, some of whom still rely on written letters to maintain contact with family and friends but who could have difficulty getting to a community mail box to retrieve them.

Finding out they’re losing their home delivery service while politicians continue to send millions worth of postage-free partisan junk mail is “really going to get up their noses,” says CARP vice-president Susan Eng.

“For some people, this mail service is an essential service and if (Canada Post is) crying poor, then where are their priorities?” she said.

“Is it to get the senior her pension cheque to her home, so that she doesn’t have to beg a friend to get it for her, which erodes her independence? Or, (is it) to make sure that MPs get to send their propaganda to us?”

Eng noted that the government is moving to direct bank deposits for all its payments to Canadians, in a bid to save paper and postage, yet it is not ending the practice of MPs sending reams of unwanted, postage-free paper to constituents.

Neither the minister responsible for Canada Post, Lisa Raitt, nor government whip John Duncan, a member of the multi-party Commons committee that is investigating the NDP’s allegedly improper mailings, responded to requests for comment on whether it’s time to end or curtail MPs’ franking privileges.

NDP postal critic Alexandre Boulerice said there must be a public consultation and comprehensive review of all Canada Post’s services – and he wouldn’t exclude MPs’ free mail from that review.

He suggested that perhaps the volume of free parliamentary mail could be reduced. But Boulerice said he would not support ending the practice of allowing citizens to send postage-free letters to MPs, noting that the whole point of franking was to ensure easy communication between Canadians and their elected representatives.

Liberal House leader Dominic LeBlanc said his party “would welcome any review that would ensure mailings are limited and parliamentary in nature, and not partisan or electoral.”

©2014The Canadian Press

UPDATE: Mia Deakin, daughter of one of the stars of ‘Real Housewives of Vancouver’ hurt in East Vancouver drive-by shooting

Vancouver Police are investigating a drive-by shooting in East Vancouver that left a well-known Vancouver woman caught in the crossfire.

At around 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 8, a grey or silver coloured SUV drove by and fired multiple shots at a couple at the Chevron gas station on East Hastings near Vernon drive.

Global News has confirmed the identity of the shooting victim as Mia Deakin, the daughter of Jody Claman, one of the stars of the “Real Housewives of Vancouver.”

The 27-year-old man, whose name has not been released by police, initially fled from the scene and was later located by police.

He was treated at the scene for minor injuries while Deakin was rushed to Vancouver General Hospital with a gunshot wound to her shoulder. She remains in hospital in stable condition.

Police says there was an outstanding warrant for the man’s arrest not related to the incident.

He was arrested after getting medically cleared. It is not clear if he is in police custody right now.

Mia Deakin, hurt in East Vancouver drive-by shooting.

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Sources tell Global News that the man Deakin was with was the target, and that she was an unintended victim.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.

Police say the car was last seen going east away from the station, and they will be looking for any surveillance video in the neighbourhood.

Investigators are not confirming if there is a gang connection and are still looking for a motive.

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Co-accused in U of S residence sexual assault trial take stand – Saskatoon

Warning – the following story contains language that some people may find offensive.

 Watch the video above: Two men accused in sexual assault case take stand in own defence

SASKATOON – On Friday, court heard the two accused in a sexual assault case tell their version of what happened on New Year’s Day 2012 in Saskatoon.

Accused of drugging and repeatedly raping a woman both vaginally and anally, co-accused Farouk Sadiq and Butchang Nkem said the sex was consensual.

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During cross-examination, Farouk Sadiq testified that the alleged victim initiated the idea of sex in the entrance of the student residence.

Once upstairs, Sadiq said the alleged victim led him into a bedroom where they had sex twice.

He testified to momentarily leaving the woman twice that night to get condoms and to go to the washroom. Both times he said she was awake, he never drugged her and the only thing he regrets was cheating on his former girlfriend.

“I suggest to you she laid down on the bed, with her boots on and passed out,” said the Crown, which areallegations Sadiq denied.

While in the bathroom the second time, Sadiq denied hearing the bedroom door open.

“I didn’t know Butchang had sex with her or anyone else,” said Sadiq on the stand.

Butchang Nkem, now 25-years-old, testified to celebrating New Year’s Eve with family at church before heading to Beily’s with Sadiq and another friend where they would eventually party with friends and the alleged victim.

He testified he knew the alleged victim, danced with her and others upon arriving at Beiley’s around 1:15 a.m. and saw her double-fisting drinks.

At the after-party, Nkem said he witnessed Sadiq and the woman making out and drove the group back to the student residence.

While he had been drinking, Nkem said he was still good to drive.

At the university residence building in McEown Park, Nkem said he saw the alleged victim lead Sadiq into a bedroom and at one point heard someone dash into a bathroom from that exact bedroom.

Knocking on the door, Nkem entered the bedroom to grab a camera inside. When he flicked on the light, he said he saw the woman awake and naked on the bed, describing the situation as “awkward.”

Apologizing, Nkem said he shut off the lights, cracked the door open enough so the hallway light shone into the room so he could find the camera he had taken pictures with all night.

Inside the room, Nkem testified that the woman initiated oral sex and he was “in shock” as he undid his pants.

Nkem alleges the woman said to him vaginal intercourse would follow, with Nkem saying he asked her twice if she was sure before proceeding.

The unprotected, quick sexual encounter would last only a minute said Nkem, after he was “weirded out” thinking Sadiq would come back.

He would leave the bedroom and go home to sleep, at 4:39 a.m. the building’s security video shows Nkem leaving.

During cross-examination the Crown suggested the woman was passed out when Nkem entered the room, he anally penetrated her, the alleged victim asked him to stop and he told her to shut up.

“I’ll have to disagree with you on that,” said Nkem on the stand.

Earlier this week, court heard from the alleged victim who believes she was drugged and was raped three different times the morning of Jan 1, 2012.

“I was hurting and I wanted it to stop,” said the alleged victim.

Closing arguments for this trial have been scheduled for July 21.

Child dead, hundreds left homeless after weekend Brampton townhouse fire

TORONTO- A 10-year-old child is dead and close to a hundred are homeless after a townhouse complex in the Greater Toronto Area went up in flames early Sunday morning.

“It was a very intense fire,” said Peel Region Police Const. Lillian Fitzpatrick.

“These people had to leave in the very early morning hours with nothing but the clothes on their backs.”

The child was at the home for a sleepover, Fitzpatrick said, but his family lives in the area.

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“Obviously they are completely devastated at this point,” she said of the boy’s family.

“It’s a very, very fresh wound for them. They need some time to collect themselves and deal with this horrible blow.”

Hundreds of residents had been forced to evacuate the area after a two-alarm fire broke out at a townhouse complex on Ardglen Drive in the city of in Brampton at around 3:15 a.m. Sunday morning.

WATCH: Residents react to Brampton townhouse fire

Authorities say the fire started in a single town house before quickly spreading through the roof and engulfing the entire building.

Area residents were loaded onto buses and taken to a nearby Tim Hortons. Roughly 100 have lost their homes, and as many as 300 cannot return home at this point.

Eighteen units were “profoundly damaged” in the blaze, while fire officials still have to assess the structural integrity of a number of other homes, said Fitzpatrick.

By mid morning, the fire had been knocked down, but police said it was “still active” in certain spots with smoke continuing to linger. Fire crews remained on scene.

WATCH: Fire crews have blaze under control

Those forced out of their homes were being helped by Peel Region social services and the Salvation Army. Temporary accommodation was being arranged for those who needed it.

Officials said it could still be a day or two before residents are allowed to return to homes that survived the blaze.

“It’s very difficult to say when they’ll be able to go back because for them to go back to their homes it has to be safe for them to do so,” said Fitzpatrick.

“There are going to be immediate needs and social services are going to see that they are taken care of.”

The Ontario Fire Marshal’s office, Peel police and the coroner’s office are all investigating the incident.

A trust fund has been set up for the victim’s family as well as for residents affected by the fire.

Also, a Facebook page seeking donations can be found at facebook杭州夜网/bramptonfirevictims.

With files from Jeremy Cohn/Global News in Brampton and the Canadian Press

D-Day commemorations call veterans back to Juno Beach – National

ABOVE: The West Block’s Tom Clark reflects on the importance of this week’s D-Day ceremonies.

This week, thousands of Canadians made the pilgrimage to Juno Beach to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

Veterans, families, dignitaries and students made the long voyage to honour the fallen at the famous battle site, considered a major turning point in the Second World War.

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“It seems like yesterday to me to see the area again,” said retired sergeant Ron Tucker, a former British paratrooper dropped behind enemy lines June 5, 1944.

“I can see everything again. It’s an honour to go and see the lads that are in the cemetery that I worked with and played with, went on leave with, had a good time with. I’ve been over a lot of times in the last few years, but I’m thinking this might be my last.”

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It may be the last time many of the veterans are able to return to Juno Beach, but they’re not the only ones who are drawn to the place.

For the sons and daughters, and their sons and daughters it might be the sense that time is running out to hear the stories that pulls them here.  The lucky ones know what a precious gift it is when the wall comes down and memories are shared.

And there is a sense of duty to keep faith with them and honour the promises made.

In Beny-Sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Wayne Day planted a Canadian flags in front of each headstone.

“It’s emotional because it brings back a promise that I made to my father that I would never forget,” said Day.

“It’s just a way of continuing the legacy of all of these men. Young guys, if you look at the headstones, 18, 19, 20 years old, and they’re laying here. So many lives wasted. But had they not done what they did, we wouldn’t be living the lives that we’re living today.”