Kitchener’s Jamal Murray Prepares for First Appearance at NBA Finals
Kitchener native Jamal Murray is set to make history as he gets ready to play in his first NBA Finals. Murray helped the Denver Nuggets sweep the Los Angeles Lakers and scored 23 of his 37 points in the fourth quarter during Monday’s game. Murray said it was an amazing feeling to make it to this point, and the team plans on keeping that momentum going throughout the finals.
Back in Kitchener, Mayor Berry Vrbanovic said he and the community are proud of Murray’s accomplishments and will be supporting him throughout the finals. Local kids are getting inspired by seeing Murray’s hard work pay off, and this is a prime example of what dedication can achieve.
Imad Qahwash, the president of the Impact Training Centre, remembers Murray as a standout athlete who put in the work to become the best. Qahwash often saw Murray playing at the Stanley Park Community Centre and noted his talent was unmatched by the other 40 junior level players in the area.
As Murray prepares for the NBA Finals, Kitchener is planning community watch parties throughout the series to cheer on their hometown hero.
Special Rapporteur David Johnston released his 56-page report on foreign interference and discussed why he didn’t recommend a public inquiry. While he believes a public process is required, he doesn’t think a public inquiry is the right form for addressing this issue. Johnston believes that there are other ways to address foreign interference and recommends that Canadians prioritize getting involved in the political process and being informed about the issues.
The 48-year-old murder case of Montreal teenager Sharron Prior has finally been solved through biological tests. Police confirmed that Franklin Maywood Romine was the killer they had been trying to identify for nearly five decades.
A new study shows that exposure to a chemical commonly found in paint, stain removers, and wood finishes can increase a person’s likelihood of developing Parkinson’s disease. Scientists believe that this chemical disrupts the brain’s dopamine signalling system, which is essential for motor function and control. Researchers hope that this study will lead to better preventative measures for the disease.
As Canada continues to welcome immigrants, researchers are undertaking a multi-million dollar study of how migrants are integrating into Canadian society. The goal is to identify ways to improve the integration process and ensure that immigrants have the support they need to succeed in their new homes.
The military police watchdog is launching an investigation into how investigators handled a historical sexual-assault allegation against a senior officer who played a central role in Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout. The investigation will determine if there were any issues or biases in the way that the allegation was handled and if any changes need to be made to the process in the future.
The $70 million Lotto Max jackpot is getting closer to becoming the biggest unclaimed lottery prize in Canadian history. With no winner yet announced, the pot continues to grow and attract more players looking to strike it rich. The current record for an unclaimed Canadian lottery prize is $65 million, which happened in 2015.
Actor Ray Stevenson, who played memorable roles in various films and TV shows such as ‘RRR,’ a villainous British governor, an Asgardian warrior in the ‘Thor’ movies, and a member of the 13th Legion in HBO’s ‘Rome,’ has passed away at the age of 58.