Daily digest: Genie loses, Redford resigns, Colin complains

Eugenie Bouchard takes on Shelby Rogers of the U.S. at the Rogers Cup in Montreal on August 5,...

Eugenie Bouchard takes on Shelby Rogers of the U.S. at the Rogers Cup in Montreal on August 5, 2014. (BEN PELOSSE/QMI AGENCY)

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


1. Genie’s dreams dashed

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A bitter loss last night at the Rogers Cup for Quebec’s Eugenie Bouchard.

American Shelby Rogers defeated the hometown favourite 6-0, 2-6, 6-0 - her first time beating a top 10-ranked player.

Four Canadian men have already been eliminated from the tournament, so Milos Raonic is Canada’s only hope for victory at home.

He faces Jack Sock of the U.S. tonight.


2. Wacky 911 calls

Calling 911 over mouldy bread the store refused to take back? It happened in the GTA!

According to Peel Regional Police, 48% of 911 calls received this year have been for non-emergencies.

Joking aside, cops say these foolish calls are wasting the resources of 911 operators.


3. Colin Hanks can’t handle Canadian winter

Actor Colin Hanks is getting some flack for complaining about shooting FX miniseries Fargo during an admittedly bad Calgary winter.

It could be "pretty tiring, pretty exhausting, pretty demoralizing, at times," Hanks said, according to the Hollywood reporter. "You find ways to get through it."

His co-star Bob Odenkirk was more dramatic about it.

"It is a shock -- you're reminded people choose to live in these places. How come everyone in the world doesn't live in L.A.?" he said.


4. Ebola patients being treated in the U.S.

Two aid workers are fighting for their lives on U.S. soil after being infected with Ebola in Africa.

They have shown some improvement after being treated with an unapproved serum that hasn’t been tested on humans before.

Since February, 900 people in Africa have died of Ebola, in the worst outbreak of the disease on record.


5. Redford resigns

Alberta Premier Alison Redford waves to cheering supporters after announcing her resignation at the Alberta Legislature, in Edmonton Alta., on Wednesday, March 19, 2014. (David Bloom/QMI Agency)

Former premier Alison Redford has resigned her seat in the Alberta legislature, making an announcement in a letter that ran in Calgary Herald and Edmonton Journal.

In it, she acknowledged making mistakes as leader, and wishing she had done some things differently.

Her reign was dogged by scandal over expenses and government flights.

- With Files from Reuters and QMI Agency


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