Connor and Noah Barthe were remembered at their funeral for having a happy life, albeit a short one.
The brothers, aged six and four, were killed last weekend by an African rock python as they slept in an apartment in Campbellton New Brunswick. Connor and Noah, who were buried in the same casket, were
remembered as active boys who loved video games. The funeral was conducted by Father Maurice Frenette, who said it’s time to support the family, not point fingers of blame.
An intense one-week search for a missing San Diego teenager and her abductor has ended at a remote campsite in Idaho. F-B-I agents rescued 16-year-old Hannah Anderson, and shot dead 40-year-old James DiMaggio. A week ago, the bodies of her mother and eight-year-old brother were found in the remains of DiMaggio’s burned out house in San Diego. DiMaggio had been a longtime friend of the Anderson family
Health units are amping up their surveillance and control efforts in a North Middlesex community after a dead crow tested positive for West Nile Virus. The Middlesex-London Health Unit says the crow was found in
Parkhill. Two birds found earlier this year in North London and Dorchester also tested positive for West Nile.
Health officials say they need people to let them know when they find dead crows or blue jays.
At least 69 people have been killed and Almost 300 wounded. in a wave of car bombings mostly targeting cafes and markets around Baghdad. The attacks came as Iraqis were out celebrating the end of
Ramadan. Attacks have escalated during the Muslim holy month, as Sunni Islamist militants targeted Shiites.
Investigators looking into the Connecticut plane crash that killed four people say they’ve found no obvious
signs there was anything wrong with the plane. They say the plane landed upside down on two homes as the pilot was apparently turning to land at Tweed New Haven Airport in rainy weather.
The pilot, 54-year-old former Microsoft executive, Bill Henningsgaard, and his 17-year-old son died in the crash along with two children aged 13 and one, who lived in one of the homes struck by the plane.
It’s being called every Canadian stamp collector’s wildest dream. Canada’s rarest stamp has been discovered in a book of stamps bought by an unidentified collector for about five dollars. It’s only the third one known to exist. It’s a two-cent green-hued stamp featuring a profile of Queen Victoria, printed possibly by mistake on so-called “laid” paper in 1868. It’s worth is estimated at anywhere from 250-thousand dollars to one million.
A big win for the Guelph Royals last night as they tied their best of 7 series with Brantford at a game a piece. The Royals held the Red Sox to just 5 hits on route to a 3-0 win. The 2 teams get back at it tonight in Brantford.
Kitchener did not fare as well, they were thumped 16-10 by Toronto. The Maple Leafs take a 1 game to none lead in that series. Elsewhere, London beat Burlington 6-2 and Hamilton beat Barrie 13-8.
The Guelph Oaks are one step closer to the Kitchener and District Soccer League Championship as they beat Bridgeport 4-2. The Oaks compete for the KDSL cup Wednesday.
Milos Raonic is the first Canadian since 1958 with the opportunity to win the Rogers Cup…but he has his work cup out for him. Raonic beat fellow Canuck Vasik Pospisal to advance to the final where he will meet the 4th ranked Rafael Nadal. Nadal had to beat world number 1 Novak Djokovic to advance. The final goes this afternoon.
Mark Buehrle did was he did best, he pitched well enough to the give the Jays a chance to win….and that’s what they did. Jose Reyes and Jose Bautista both went deep to lead the Jays over Oakland 5-4. knuckleballer RA Dickey gets the start this afternoon.
The final round of the P-G-A Championship tees off in a few hours with former U-S Open winner Jim Furyk in the lead. Furyk shot a 2 under 68 yesterday, jumping ahead of Jason Dufner on
the leader-board. Henrik Stenson is two shots back.
Whitney McClintock of Cambridge, won the women’s slalom at the Canadian Waterski championships in Calgary. McClintock beat Karen Truelove of the U.S. in the head-to-head slalom final to win the prestigious shootout belt buckle. Ryan Dodd of Olds, Alta., took gold in the men’s jump competition.