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CP NewsAlert: At least two people dead after storm sweeps through southern Ontario

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TORONTO — At least two people are dead after a massive thunderstorm swept across much of southern Ontario today. 

Peel Regional Police say a woman died after being hit by a toppled tree in Brampton, Ont. 

Ontario Provincial Police also say one person was killed and two others were injured after a tree fell on a camping trailer near Pinehurst Lake in Waterloo Region. 

The storm, which cut through a wide swath of southern Ontario on the first day of the May long weekend, also left thousands without power, according to Hydro One.

The storm was severe enough for Environment Canada to issue a broadcast-intrusive emergency alert that goes out to television and radio stations and mobile phones.

Environment Canada meteorologist Daniel Liota says the winds of 132 kilometres per hour measured at the Kitchener, Ont. airport were enough of a risk to property and life to trigger the alert warning.

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Canadian swimmer says she was drugged at world championships

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Canadian swimmer Mary-Sophie Harvey says she was drugged on the final day of the world aquatics championships and suffered a rib sprain and a concussion.

Harvey said in an Instagram post that there is a four-to-six hour window where she has no recollection of what happened, and that she remembers waking up with the Canadian team manager and doctor by her bedside.

She also posted photos of bruises on her body.

Montreal’s Harvey competed in the women’s 200-metre individual medley at the world championships in Budapest, Hungary, finishing eighth. She also earned a bronze medal in the women 4×200-metre freestyle relay after swimming in the preliminaries.

“We are aware there was an incident the night before departure from Budapest,” Swimming Canada spokesman Nathan White said in an email to The Canadian Press. “As soon as team staff became aware, Mary received excellent medical treatment from our team physician on site, and was cleared to travel home.

“Staff have been in contact with Mary since her return and we are offering her support. We continue to gather information on the situation, and the file has been forwarded to our independent Safe Sport officer.”

Harvey said she debated on whether to write her post, but said “these situations sadly happen too many times for me to stay silent.”

“I’m still scared to think about the unknowns of that night,” she wrote. “I’m still in a way, ashamed of what happened, and I think I always will be. … But I won’t let this event define me.”

The 22-year-old Harvey competed for Canada in last year’s Tokyo Olympics. She’s scheduled to swim in this summer’s Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 6, 2022.

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CP NewsAlert: Montreal Alouettes fire head coach, defensive co-ordinator

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MONTREAL — The Montreal Alouettes have fired head coach Khari Jones and defensive co-ordinator Barron Miles.

General manager Danny Maciocia will take over as head coach while Noel Thorpe will return to the franchise as defensive co-ordinator.

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