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5 things you need to know this morning: Aug. 9, 2018

Start your day off right with five things you need to know this morning.

Five things you need to know

1. Alberta crash kills 6, including 2 American tourists

A devastating crash near Jasper has killed six people, including a pair of American tourists. According to police, a van carrying five from the United States collided with another vehicle head on, killing two of the five family members and all four occupants of the other vehicle.

2. PGA Championship underway near St. Louis

The final major of the PGA season is underway. The PGA Championship is being played at Bellerive Golf Course, which is located in a suburb of St. Louis. The favourites include Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, Rory McIlroy and Jason Day, but it’s a wide open tournament with a great chance for players to shoot low scores.

3. Arizona Cardinals challenging fans with a 7-pound burger

If you attend an Arizona Cardinal game at the University of Phoenix Stadium this year, you may be tempted to try this new eating challenge. It’s called the Gridiron Challenge and it involves a seven-pound, $75 burger, which contains burger patties, bratwursts, hot dogs, bacons, chicken fingers, cheese, fries and more on a 10-inch bun. Eat it all and win a team jersey, plus your name on the JumboTron.

4. Victoria removing John A. MacDonald statue from outside city hall

He’s the country’s first prime minister, but that won’t stop the City of Victoria from removing a statue of John A. MacDonald from outside city hall. Mayor Lisa Helps made the announcement on Wednesday, saying that “Indigenous people do not need to walk past this painful reminder of colonial violence each time they enter the doors of their municipal government.”

5. Denis Shapovalov the only Canadian left at the Rogers Cup

He made an impressive run at the tournament last year and now Denis Shapovalov is the only Canadian hope left at this year’s Rogers Cup. Shapovalov advanced to round three with a win on Wednesday and will face Robin Hause of the Netherlands today. Meanwhile, Milos Raonic and Felix Auger-Aliassime both lost their second round matchups on Wednesday.

Notable Birthdays (via Famous Birthdays)

Anna Kendrick (33), Michael Kors (59), Deion Sanders (51), Sam Elliott (74)

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