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Boston Marathon tributes and widespread flooding, reckless baggage handlers, death threats and a 'selfless' person.
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Chris Bateman, April 21, 2014 7:42:47 AM

Canadian runners are paying tribute to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. Security is tight and makeshift memorials have been setup near the finish line to mark the anniversary of the twin explosions that killed three people and injured hundreds last year. Canadian-born doctor Safdar Medina said she’ll be running on behalf of the charity MR8, which was founded in honour of eight-year-old victim Martin Richard.

Heads up! A reporter took a soccer ball to the head in Vancouver. While reporting on a Whitecaps game, the Sportsnet reporter’s head gets in the way of a bad shot. We have to give her credit though, she doesn’t even miss a beat. Check it out below:

Homeowners across Eastern Canada are scrambling to deal with rising flood waters. Residents in Lac-des-Seize-Iles, Que have begun a massive cleanup after a devastating landslide dragged homes and boathouses into the water. Parts of Ontario were put under a state of emergency, while New Brunswick officials are concerned about ice jams across the province.

Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter is being remembered as a ‘selfless’ person. Carter’s long-time friend John Artis said the former boxer died in his sleep Sunday morning following a battle with prostate cancer. Carter became an advocate for the wrongly convicted after he spent almost 20 years in prison for a triple homicide he didn’t commit.

Air Canada says the employees caught tossing luggage may be fired. In a statement, the airline said that pending the results of an investigation, their ‘employment will be terminated.’ This comes after a passenger used his cellphone to record a baggage-handler carelessly tossing luggage over a stairway and into a bin several feet below.

The suspect in the Rehtaeh Parsons case allegedly made death threats against her father. Halifax police released a statement yesterday saying a 19-year-old man from Eastern Passage is facing charges of uttering threats and criminal harassment following a complaint from the 49-year-old man. The charges stem from a YouTube video that allegedly tells Glen Canning to “shut up” or “join your daughter.”

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