Daily digest: St-Hubert, lightning and the Rogers Cup

Eugenie Bouchard at a Rogers Cup press conference in Montreal on August 3, 2014.
(JOEL LEMAY/QMI...

Eugenie Bouchard at a Rogers Cup press conference in Montreal on August 3, 2014. (JOEL LEMAY/QMI Agency)

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

1. Today at the Rogers Cup

Peter Polansky returns a shot to Jerzy Janowicz of Poland during Rogers Cup at Rexall Centre at York University on August 4, 2014 in Toronto. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Canada’s gaining a reputation as a new powerhouse on the international scene, but can our tennis players do it at home?

Today at the Rogers Cup, we'll find out as hometown hero Eugenie Bouchard takes on the Shelby Rogers of the U.S.

Yesterday, Thornhill, Ont.’s Peter Polansky - a wildcard ranked well below his opponent - beat out Jerzy Janowicz of Poland, who made it to the semifinals at the 2013 Wimbledon.

Polansky will take on Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer tonight.


2. Lightning strikes

Four family members are expected to recover after being struck by lightning during a storm at Toronto’s Morningside Park on Monday.

They were taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.


3. St-Hubert launches game

The latest offering from Les Rotisseries St-Hubert, a Quebec chicken institution, is not on the menu.

In the Poule Position a.k.a. Chicken Run video game you play a St-Hubert driver who must conquer all the obstacles (potholes and barbecue sauce puddles) and bring people in Quebec and Ontario their chicken.

The game, which gives players a chance to win discounts at St-Hubert, is available for Android, iPhone and iPad.


4. A new ceasefire in Gaza

Israel has withdrawn its troops in a 72-hour ceasefire with Hamas, which was mediated by Egypt.

More than 1,800 Palestinians have died in the conflict within the last month in Gaza, and 64 Israelis have also been killed, according to Reuters.

Last week's attempt at a ceasefire lasted just hours.


5. Sandra Bullock tops Forbes list


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- With Files from Reuters, WENN.com and QMI Agency


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