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A Victoria broadcaster passes away after a battle with cancer, Esquimalt home badly damaged from Monday night fire and Bill Cosby learns is fate in court Tuesday. Those stories and more on Morning CHEK.
Broadcaster Terry Moore passes away after battling cancer: A Victoria broadcaster whose career spanned more than six decades lost his battle with cancer Monday. CFAX 1070 says Terry Moore, who had been with the radio station since the early-2000s, died at the Saanich Peninsula Hospital. Moore also appeared in several TV and movie roles, and he was a Canadian best-selling author. Moore was 82 and survived by his wife and four adult children.
Motorcyclist killed in a crash on Mt. Washington: A fatal crash on Mount Washington late Monday afternoon. A motorcyclist went down an embankment around 3:30 p.m. after failing to make a left turn near the top of Strathcona Parkway. The victim’s identity has not been released.
Esquimalt home badly damaged from a fire Monday night: Victoria Fire Department says the cause of a house fire Monday night is unknown. Neighbours alerted the homeowner and called 911 just before 8 p.m. and were spraying the fire with a garden hose until crews arrived on Bowlsby Place off Esquimalt Road. Officials say fire and suppression efforts caused extensive damage the exterior of the home, while smoke damage was throughout the structure. There were no injuries reported and all occupants of the home and the family dog were accounted for.
Mail bomb suspect dies in Yukon prison: Yukon’s chief coroner says Leon Nepper, the man accused of mailing a bomb to his brother Roger in Port Alice, died Sunday at the Whitehorse Correctional Centre. Leon Nepper faced four charges including attempted murder after his brother suffered serious injuries when he opened a package containing explosives September 11.
Courtenay pharmacist losers license, ordered to pay a fine: The BC College of Pharmacists says a Courtenay pharmacist who prepared drugs containing human placenta in unsterile conditions no longer holds a licence. The college says Rudy Sanchez of the Marigold Compounding and Natural Pharmacy has been ordered to pay $115,000 and will not be eligible to reapply for a licence for six years.
Bill Cosby scheduled to be sentenced in Philadelphia Tuesday: Bill Cosby is expected to be sentenced Tuesday after being convicted in April of drugging and sexually assaulting a Canadian woman. Prosecutors are asking for a five-to-10 year prison sentence, while the defence argues given his age and health, the 81-year-old Cosby should be sentenced to probation.
Ovarian cancer research donation announcement Tuesday morning in Victoria: A major donation announcement this morning at the BC Cancer Deely Research Centre in Victoria. The BC Cancer Foundation will unveil the gift at 10 a.m. from Victoria resident Patricia Pitts to support ovarian cancer research, specifically immunotherapy. The agency says two of Pitts’ best friends lost their battles with the disease over the last two years.
New Brunswick election a near dead heat: New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant meets with the province’s lieutenant-governor this morning, as he and Tory Leader Blaine Higgs jostle for power after an election that ended in a near dead heat. After all the votes were counted Monday, the seat count sat at 22 for the Tories, and 21 for the Liberals, with two smaller parties winning three seats each. A political science professor at the University of New Brunswick says Gallant is likely to approach the Green party, which won three seats.
Michael Kors buys Versace for more than $2 billion: There’s a big and high-end deal to report in the international fashion industry this morning. American sportswear fashion designer Michael Kors is buying the Italian fashion house Gianni Versace, in a deal worth more than $2 billion U.S.
Celine Dion to end Las Vegas residency next year: Canadian singer Celine Dion announced on social media she will end her Las Vegas residency next year. Dion plans to leave Caesars Palace in June 2019. She has performed nearly 1,100 shows in Vegas.
Canucks fall to Kings in Utah: Tyler Toffoli scored twice, including the winner, to lift the LA Kings to a 4-1 pre-season win over the Vancouver Canucks. Sam Gagner registered the Canucks’ lone goal. Vancouver is in Edmonton tonight.
Steelers hang on to defeat Bucs in Tampa Bay: The Pittsburgh Steelers built a 20-point lead at the half in Tampa Bay, and held on for a 30-27 victory, despite not scoring in the second half. Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger and Ryan Fitzpatrick of the Buccaneers both threw for three touchdowns.