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.
— Yahoo Canada (@YahooCanada) August 8, 2018
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.
The 100th PGA Championship has begun! pic.twitter.com/g3hD5shD9w— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) August 9, 2018
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.
UP FOR THE CHALLENGE? The Arizona Cardinals have introduced the hefty $75 Gridiron Burger. It includes 5 patties, 5 hot dogs, 5 bratwurst, 8 slices of bacon, 20 slices of American cheese, 12 ounces of fries and 8 chicken tenders. Eat it in an hour to win a Cardinals jersey. 😱 pic.twitter.com/ELG2NvIhwR— FOX 32 News (@fox32news) August 8, 2018
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.
Another win for Denis Shapovalov 🎾🇨🇦— Team Canada (@TeamCanada) August 8, 2018
The Canadian booked his ticket to the #RogersCup third round, after a 6-3, 7-5 victory over Fabio Fognini. Next up he'll face Robin Haase. 💪
📷: @alexlupulphoto pic.twitter.com/XjpqrOl8Gx
Notable Birthdays (via Famous Birthdays)
Anna Kendrick (33), Michael Kors (59), Deion Sanders (51), Sam Elliott (74)