National Newswatch

Canada’s Kylie Masse wins silver in women’s 200m backstroke

Jul 31 2021 — — Canada’s pool party in Tokyo is getting out of hand — in a good way. Kylie Masse is Canada’s latest swimmer to capture a medal, winning a silver in the women’s 200-metre backstroke Saturday morning in Tokyo. It’s Masse’s second silver medal at these Games and Canada’s fifth in the pool. Masse was second in […]

Ron Popeil, inventor and king of TV pitchmen, dies at 86

Jul 29 2021 — — Ron Popeil, the quintessential TV pitchman and inventor known to generations of viewers for hawking products including the Veg-O-Matic, the Pocket Fisherman, Mr. Microphone and the Showtime Rotisserie and BBQ, has died, his family said. Popeil died “suddenly and peacefully” Wednesday at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, his family said in a statement. […]

Canadians Filmer, Janssens capture rowing bronze in women’s pair

Jul 28 2021 — — Canada has its first rowing medal at the Tokyo Olympics. Victoria’s Caileigh Filmer and Hillary Janssens of Surrey, B.C., took bronze on Thursday in the women’s pair with a time of six minutes 52.10 seconds. The 2018 world champions finished behind the gold-medal winning duo of Grace Prendergast and Kerri Gowler of New Zealand (6:50.19) […]

Canada’s Catherine Beauchemin-Pinard captures Olympic bronze in judo

Jul 27 2021 — — Canada’s Catherine Beauchemin-Pinard delivered a historic performance Tuesday inside Tokyo’s Budokan arena, the spiritual home of Japanese martial arts. Beauchemin-Pinard, a Montreal native, defeated Venezuela’s Anriquelis Barrios to capture a bronze medal in the women’s -under-63 kg judo category. Before these Tokyo Olympics, a Canadian woman had never

Canada’s Kylie Masse surges to silver in Olympic 100m backstroke

Jul 27 2021 — — Swimmer Kylie Masse is Canada’s latest medallist in the pool. The Lasalle, Ont., native narrowly missed the gold medal in the women’s 100-metre backstroke, earning a well deserved silver on Tuesday in Tokyo. “I upgraded from 2016, so I am really happy with that,” said Masse, who won bronze at this event in Rio. “It […]

Canada’s Maggie Mac Neil wins gold in 100m butterfly event

Jul 25 2021 — — Canada’s Maggie Mac Neil has won the gold medal in the 100-metre butterfly swim event at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Mac Neil, who is a part of the women’s 4 x 100-metre freestyle relay team who won silver Saturday, beat out China and Australia for the top spot.

Canadian divers Abel, Citrini-Beaulieu win silver to double country’s medal count at Tokyo Olympics

Jul 25 2021 — — In their first Olympics together, Canadian divers Jennifer Abel and Mélissa Citrini-Beaulieu showed poise, patience and precision to land on the podium on Sunday afternoon in Tokyo. Abel and Citrini-Beaulieu captured silver in the women’s synchronized three-metre springboard competition to secure Canada’s second medal at these Olympics. The two fought back tears as they hugged […]

Jackie Mason, comic who perfected amused outrage, dies at 93

Jul 24 2021 — Mark Kennedy — NEW YORK (AP) — Jackie Mason, a rabbi-turned-comedian whose feisty brand of standup comedy led him to Catskills nightclubs, West Coast talk shows and Broadway stages, has died. He was 93. Mason died Saturday at 6 p.m. ET at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Manhattan after being hospitalized for over two weeks, the celebrity lawyer Raoul […]