Samsung is halting sales of its Galaxy 7 smartphones after reports of fires in both original and exchange models. Samsung Canada says beginning tomorrow, Samsung Note 7 owners can bring take their device to the point of purchase for an exchange to a Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge. The company says consumers are alternatively entitled to a full refund for the Note 7 and Note 7 specific accessories.
A cleanup is underway across much of Atlantic Canada after a storm that brought torrential rain and strong winds, leaving thousands without power and washing out roads. Cape Breton was one of the worst-hit areas, where than 200 millimetres of rain fell. In Newfoundland and Labrador, states of emergency were declared in several communities.
Peel Region police say the incident took place just before 9 p.m. (near Bovaird Dr. and Gillingham Dr.).
Const. Mark Fischer says a 1998 Pontiac Trans Am driven by a 49-year-old man from Brampton was travelling westbound when, for unknown reasons, the man, who was the only one in the car, lost control of the vehicle.
He says the vehicle went into the opposite lane where it collided with an eastbound 2016 Kia which was carrying three people.
When the Toronto Blue Jays open the American League Championship Series in Cleveland on Friday, don’t expect to hear Blue Jays broadcaster Jerry Howarth use the word “Indians” on the air. He says a letter from a fan in 1992 prompted him to stop using team names like Indians and Braves and terms like powwow on the mound. Sportsnet’s Jamie Campbell, who hosts “Blue Jays Central,” said he will follow Howarth’s lead.