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Therapy dogs the newest items to borrow at library

VANCOUVER—You can take out almost anything from libraries these days, but this one requires a leash.

Eight therapy dogs will be available to borrow from the Canine Library on Saturday for 15-minute outings as part of the Vancouver's Poetry in Parks initiative.

On Friday, Anna Boekhoven put her arm around Pig the dog as she read him his favourite poem.

Grichuk lifts Blue Jays over Yankees

TORONTO—Randal Grichuck has struggled to find consistency in his first season with the Toronto Blue Jays by his admission. But that hasn't hindered his power numbers this summer.

The 28-year-old Texan swatted two more homers, including a three-run blast in the fifth inning to put the Blue Jays ahead for good, in a 6-4 win against the New York Yankees yesterday.

Teen nabbed

THUNDER BAY, Ont.—Police in Thunder Bay, Ont., say a teen is facing a dangerous driving charge based in part on social media footage he shot of himself speeding at the time of a two-vehicle crash.

City police say the collision took place on Saturday afternoon and involved a sedan colliding with a jeep.

Sell alcohol for offsite drinking: advocate

Provincial governments should permit all restaurants and bars to sell consumers alcohol to go or include beer, wine and other alcoholic beverages in delivery orders, says a national association representing the industry.

“The whole (offsite sales) thing is pretty muddy,” said Mark von Schellwitz, vice-president of Western Canada for Restaurants Canada.