Daily digest: A hopeful vigil, Facebook fasting and John Candy

Jennifer O'Brien, right, mother of missing five-year-old Nathan O'Brien is consoled as folks...

Jennifer O'Brien, right, mother of missing five-year-old Nathan O'Brien is consoled as folks gathered for a candlelight vigil for Nathan and his grandparents Alvin and Kathryn Liknes at the Parkhill Community Hall in Calgary on July 10, 2014. (Stuart Dryden/QMI Agency)

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Here’s a roundup of news and other tidbits to get you started today.


1. Vigil held in Calgary

Last night a candlelight vigil was held in support of the family of a missing Calgary boy and his grandparents.

“We are very hopeful that they are still out there,” says five-year-old Nathan’s O'Brien's mother, Jennifer.

“There’s no doubt in our minds … they’ve just got to find them,” she says.

The search headed to a landfill yesterday, a routine part of the investigation, a police spokesman said.

The grandparents, Alvin Liknes, 66, and Kathryn Liknes, 53, along with Nathan, went missing most two weeks ago.


2. Jose’s freakout and others

Jose Bautista, Blue Jays right fielder and Booster Juice enthusiast, had a bit of an uncharacteristic tantrum in the dugout Wednesday and smashed his bat in frustration.

Here’s our list of the top 10 dugout freakouts in Major League baseball.


3. Sex worker linked to another OD

Police say a high-end California prostitute allegedly gave a Google exec a fatal dose of heroin and failed to assist him when he went unconscious.

Now, Alix Catherine Tichelman, 26, is linked to another overdose death. Watch the video for more.


4. John Candy’s best

It sounds hard to believe, but it’s been 20 years (and a few months) since Canadian comedy great John Candy died.

The Uncle Buck star died too soon of a heart attack at 43 while filming in Mexico.

Our Bruce Kirkland counts down his top five greatest moments on screen.


5. The Facebook fast

Can cutting out social media make you happier? A Dutch creative agency is challenging people to find out with the 99 Days of Freedom experiment.

Other than logging out, all participants have to do is answer surveys that measure happiness levels at three points during the span.

- With Files from Reuters and QMI Agency


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