As the on-site investigation into a house explosion in Mississauga comes to a close, residents are being allowed to return to the site and investigators are shifting their focus to mysterious letters found at the scene in an attempt to determine the cause of the blast.
About 700 homes were evacuated after a house located at 4201 Hickory Dr. was levelled by an explosion around 4:20 p.m. Tuesday, leaving as many as 25 neighbouring residences damaged and nine people injured.
Two bodies were recovered from the rubble, 55-year-old Dianne Page on Tuesday and 55-year-old Robert Nadler on Thursday. Police said Thursday that although the explosion is considered a criminal investigation, the homicide bureau is not yet involved.
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Paul Camilleri, Page’s nephew, told Global News Saturday that Nadler had served 10 years in prison in connection with the killing of a friend after a dispute over money in 1982.
“We had a happy family until this all happened,” Camilleri said.
“We can’t get back our aunt, none of us personally said our goodbyes … I’m basically going to live my entire life in regret that this happened.”
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Peel Regional Police Sgt. Josh Colley said Monday that police and the Ontario Fire Marshal had concluded their on-site portion of the investigation, which now shifts towards the letters found at the scene.
“They’ll be working extremely hard to analyze letters that were found, some of the documentation that was found … and it will continue behind the scenes,” he said.
“They’re still working on the cause of the explosion and that will take some time and we want to make sure that we analyze all the evidence and are certain with the cause.”
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Colley said expert analysis of the evidence is required, which could take weeks, so he could not provide a time frame on the investigation.
“I spoke earlier about handwriting analysis, the biggest portion is making sure the letters are associated to the right addresses,” he said.
“Because there have been numerous houses that were destroyed, we just have to make sure that what we have recovered thus far we can put back to the specific addresses.”
WATCH: Police still working to determine cause of Mississauga house explosion
Colley said the cause of the explosion is the main focus of the investigation and that autopsies on both bodies had been completed, but the cause of death was not released.
“Unfortunately that’s part of the investigation and that’s why they’re analyzing every piece of evidence,” he said.
“They want to be certain when a determination is made whether deliberate, accidental so that’s what’s taking so much time with this investigation.”
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Colley said he could not confirm Nadler’s criminal background because it is something police will be focusing on as part of their investigation.
“When we’re able to provide more information and we’ve figured out a cause and moved forward from there, we’ll be able to provide a lot more information to the media and to the public just to give them a sense of why and how this happened,” he said.
Colley said Wednesday that notes found at the scene of the explosion could provide insight into the cause of the blast.
WATCH: Investigators looking at mysterious notes found in rubble of Mississauga home explosion
Global News obtained one of the notes found at the scene and turned it over to police Wednesday.
The notes appear to be written by a woman who complains of an inability to maintain her house due to persistent health issues.
“I am sorry the house is a mess. I stopped vacumming [sic] when the power went off in the upstairs bathrooms. I stopped ironing a few month ago; When I could not stand up for long periods of time. I stopped dusting when I had to deal with my vertigo (the last year it began and now I have it often),” the note stated.
“I just stopped caring as much because of my pain … I trust God to look after me and my husband to take us home. I sleep away my days cause I am in pain. Vertigo is the worst.”
The notes also make several references to the Bible and the woman’s husband, who was also categorized as having health issues.
“Dear God, You know that my health and my husband’s health are in poor condition. We ask that you help us, we have trusted you with all of our lives and possessions because everything belongs to you; including us,” it reads.
“We have put all of our faith and trust in you. Only you can save us from man and his laws … Why are we still here God?”
WATCH: 700 addresses initially impacted by evacuation in Mississauga: fire chief
Mississauga Fire Chief Tim Beckett said Monday families in 69 residences remain under an evacuation order, but residents will continue to be allowed back to their homes this week.
“Over the period of the next couple of days we will start releasing that site, whether it be all at once or within sections, back to the residents, back to the insurance companies and in a very co-ordinated effort to ensure that the residents’ safety and the safety of any public coming into the area is addressed,” he said.
“On Tuesday, the night of the explosion, we had some 700 addresses that were impacted by the evacuation zone. Over time we have now been able to bring people back into the area and we’re now currently at 69 addresses that are unable to return to their homes.”
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Beckett added that of the 69 addresses, 32 units were in an apartment building located at 1360 Rathburn Road East in addition to 37 other homes.
He also said that some residents will be allowed into their homes on a 15-minute supervised visit to get their “personal needs,” before the homes are turned over to insurance companies and engineers are brought in to assess structural damage and whether they are safe to be occupied.
“Walking down the street was a little surreal just seeing where houses were and where it no longer is,” said neighbour Anna Wolanin.
“We eventually walked up the steps and they deemed that we could not go in to retrieve things. There’s a lot of glass everywhere, the ceiling is hanging.”
WATCH: Residents returning to site of Mississauga house explosion
Marco Mastrorilli said his grandparents live a few houses down from the blast, while his uncle lives across the street.
“It’s just devastating to see what happened. Never expected anything like this in my life,” he said. “I’ve been visiting them … for 17 years and never, never in my life expected this.”
Sandra Marasovic said emergency crews allowed her back into her house to retrieve some of her belongings and she’s grateful for the help they have provided.
WATCH: Displaced residents speak out after Mississauga house explosion
“That was the best phone call I’ve ever had in my life when they said, ‘You can go to your house for 10 minutes,’” she said.
“I was so ecstatic just to be in there for 10 minutes and see everything’s fine —; yeah there’s broken stuff but you know, it’s your life, your life is in there.”
Excitement was building Monday as NASA — as well as both professional and amateur astronomers — anxiously awaited the arrival of Juno, the first spacecraft to orbit Jupiter since Galileo came to an end in 2003.
Overall, Juno’s mission is to better understand the evolution of Jupiter, a planet so large that more than 1,300 Earths could fit inside it. Jupiter, and its collection of more than 60 moons, has presented planetary scientists and astronomers with many mysteries yet to be uncovered.
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Scientists hope to explore Jupiter’s atmosphere in an effort to ascertain how much water it contains. This, in turn, will help planetary scientists to determine if theories on planet formation are correct.
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Juno’s journey to Jupiter
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Our solar system was created from a swirling cloud of dust and gases. When Jupiter — a giant gas planet — formed, it held on to much of that primordial material, acting like a giant history book. Juno will measure not only the water but other elements such as ammonia contained in the atmosphere, which will lead to a better understanding of our early solar system formation.
Then there is Jupiter’s rich and interesting cloud system, something that it is well known for, most notably, the largest and longest-lasting storm known in our solar system, the Great Red Spot.
Like the sun, different parts of Jupiter rotate at different speeds, depending on the latitude. This churns up gases and produces the colourful bands of clouds we see today. Juno will study their composition, temperature and motions and will also measure the clouds to unprecedented depths.
An illustration depicting Jupiter’s interior.
One of the most interesting things about Jupiter is its powerful magnetic field. It is the strongest of any other planet in our solar system.
WATCH: Astrophysicist Jesse Rogerson joined Global News to discuss the significance of Juno reaching Jupiter.
Here on Earth, our magnetic field is created by a combination of a liquid layer of iron, nickel and other metals around our inner solid core where the flow of liquid iron becomes electrically charged.
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When it comes to Jupiter, scientists believe that the powerful magnetic field is created as hydrogen is squeezed into metallic hydrogen where it acts like an electrically conducting metal.
Jupiter’s intense magnetic field allows for bright, strong aurorae at its poles, just like our northern and southern lights here.
Juno will sample some the charged particles and magnetic fields near Jupiter’s poles while also observing the aurorae.
Scientists hope that studying this relationship will help better understand magnetic fields as well as aurorae.
Measuring the magnetic field will also help scientists determine if Jupiter has a solid core, something that remains unknown.
ROME – The body of a teenage Wisconsin student who went missing shortly after he arrived for an exchange program was found in the Tiber River on Monday.
John Cabot University confirmed that the body was that of 19-year-old Beau Solomon, who was last seen by his friends in the early hours of Friday morning.
“We express our most heartfelt condolences to the Solomon family and to all those who loved Beau,” said a statement from the Rome-based English-language university.
Solomon had just completed his first year as a personal finance major at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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An earlier statement from the university said it was “alerted by his roommate, who reported that he had lost contact with Beau around 1 a.m. … and was worried when he did not see Beau at orientation” Friday morning.
Solomon’s family said his credit cards had been used after he disappeared.
WATCH: Body of American college student visiting Rome has been found
Solomon’s family and John Cabot University were in contact with Italian authorities, the U.S. Embassy and his U.S. college’s President Franco Pavoncello told The Associated Press.
Without citing sources or names, the Italian news agency ANSA said two people claimed to have seen a man throw a person into the Tiber the night Solomon disappeared.
An older brother, Jake Solomon, described his brother as an athlete who successfully battled cancer for years as a child. He said his parents, Nick and Jodi Solomon, had travelled to Rome.
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While the cause of Solomon’s death is unclear, there have been several recent cases of American students in Rome running into trouble, especially during a night out drinking. Many American students are surprised to find that alcohol can be easily acquired in Italian supermarkets, bars or restaurants.
In 2012, a U.S. student was allegedly stabbed by his roommate, a fellow student at John Cabot University, after what police said was a night of alcohol and possible drug use. The stabbed student survived.
Also in recent years, a young American man recently arrived in Rome for studies and died after falling off a low wall where people sit at nighttime, landing on the cement banks of the Tiber River. Another young American male student, who had been reported missing after leaving a bar, was found dead near train tracks in a Rome tunnel, apparently hit by a train in the early morning hours.
NEW YORK – Joey “Jaws” Chestnut regained the Mustard Yellow International Belt Monday, ousting Matt “The Megatoad” Stonie of the championship title at the annual July Fourth hot dog eating contest at Nathan’s Famous in Coney Island on Monday.
Chestnut, 32, downed 70 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes – the most hot dogs and buns ever eaten at the competition – polishing off 17 more dogs than Stonie. Chestnut’s eight straight victories ended last year when he lost the championship title in an upset to Stonie. Both men are from San Jose, California.
In 2013, Chestnut set a world record by eating 69 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes. Contest officials said Chestnut set a new record last month when he ate 73 1/2 hot dogs and buns during a qualifying event.
As he gripped the mustard-colored belt after his win Monday afternoon, Chestunt said Stonie had “woke up the sleeping giant” when he beat him out last year.
“Last year was rough,” Chestnut told the crowd. “This year was the best ever.”
Matt Stonie, left, and Joey Chestnut compete in Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest men’s competition, Monday, July 4, 2016, in New York.
AP Photo/Mary Altaffer
Stonie said there were “no excuses” for his loss. He said Chestnut did an amazing job.
With thousands of people – many wearing Nathan’s Famous hats – watching the eaters on an elevated stage along the famed Coney Island boardwalk, the next closest competitor ate 41 hot dogs.
The men’s contest came more than an hour after the women competed, with defending champion Miki Sudo capturing first place.
WATCH: Defending champion Miki Sudo ate 38 1/2 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes to win the coveted title.
The Las Vegas woman scarfed down 38 1/2 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes to claim the championship title for the third straight year. Both she and Chestnut leave with $10,000 each.
Sudo, 30, downed 4 1/2 more wieners than prior champion Sonya “Black Widow” Thomas, 48, of Alexandria, Virginia, who devoured 34 hot dogs. Thomas had held the championship title from 2011 until she lost in an upset to Sudo in 2014.
The colorful holiday tradition draws its share of characters. Many in the crowd Monday wore foam hats shaped like hot dogs. One man held a sign that read: “Make America Eat Again,” a play on presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again.”
WINNIPEG —; Reloadable smart cards for Winnipeg Transit users are now on sale, a decade after former mayor Sam Katz first promised the new microchip-enabled payment system.
As of Monday, the Peggo card will be available for seniors. All other passengers will have to wait until Aug. 8 to get their hands on the plastic.
The $17 million system was originally supposed to be in place in June 2013, but technology issues kept pushing the date back.
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Seniors can purchase the smart cards at locations across the city, including all 7-Eleven and Shoppers Drug Mart locations, the city said in a media release Monday.
Cards can also be purchased at WinnipegTranist长沙桑拿 or by calling 311.
During the launch period, riders can continue using paper passes and tickets and are encouraged to use these items, as they will no longer be sold in the new year. Cash fares will still be accepted.
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To use the smartcard, tap it against thecard reader on the farebox and wait for it to beep. There are two types of fares that can be loaded onto Peggocards: e-passes and e-cash.E-passes will replace paper passes and are valid for an unlimited number of trips during a set number of consecutive days. Transit will offer passes that range from 24 hours, all the way up to an annual pass.E-cash will replace paper tickets, and is deducted from the card when it is tapped on the farebox. When paying with e-cash, a 75 minute transfer is automatically loaded onto the card, eliminating the need for paper transfers.Peggo cards can be purchased for $5. However, for a limited time when riders purchase theircard and use it within 90 days of purchase, the $5 will be refunded to the card as e-cash.
In the summer, severe weather can hit at any time and when it does do you know what to do to keep yourself and your family safe?
In the past four days alone, there have been four confirmed tornadoes or probable tornadoes in Alberta. No injuries were reported, but if you were put in a situation where severe weather was approaching, would you know what to do?
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From hail and flooding, to thunderstorms and tornadoes, here’s a look at what you should do in each situation to stay safe.
Thunder and lightning
Every year in Canada, lightning kills approximately 10 Canadians and injures 100 to 150 others. The most important thing to remember, according to Environment Canada, is there is no safe place outdoors during a thunderstorm.
“Lightning is the most deadly single weather event in Canada, leading to more fatalities and injuries than any other weather event other than the cold,” Global Edmonton chief meteorologist Jesse Beyer said.
“With over two million lightning strikes recorded annually – nearly one strike every three seconds in the summer – this should be top of mind while taking part in outdoor activities.”
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If you can hear thunder, you are within striking distance of lightning. Whether you’re in the garden or on the golf course, it’s important to take shelter immediately.
If you cannot find an enclosed building, get into a metal-roofed vehicle and stay inside for 30 minutes after the last rumble of thunderIf you are in a car, do not park under tall objects that could toppleIf you are stuck outside, do not stand near tall objects, under trees or anything made of metal. Take shelter in a low lying areaIf you are on the water get to shore as quickly as possible
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Peak tornado season is June through August. Two of the top four deadliest tornadoes in Canadian history have occurred in Alberta. In Edmonton in 1987, 27 people were killed on what’s now known as Black Friday. In Pine Lake in 2000, 12 people were killed when a tornado ripped through Green Acres Campground.
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When it comes to tornadoes, it’s important to keep an eye on the sky and monitor Environment Canada weather watches and warnings. When a tornado threatens, take shelter immediately.
Head to the lowest level of a sturdy building and stick to the middle of the structureStay away from exterior walls and windowsClose all doors and windowsIf you are in a multi-storey building get towards the centre of the building and to the lower floors if possibleIf you are in a mobile home, head to the nearest sturdy shelterIf you are outside without shelter, lie flat in a ditch, ravine or low-lying area and shield you head and neck with your arms
Watch below: Global’s coverage of the tornado activity near Ponoka Thursday, June 30, 2016
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Funnel cloud spotted in central Alberta
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Strong winds can damage property and turn loose items into dangerous projectiles. Environment Canada recommends staying inside until it is safe but urges people to stay away from outside walls and windows.
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Heavy rain and flooding
On average, the Prairies sees about 20 short-lived severe thunderstorm rain events per year. It’s important for people to know the potential risks for flooding in their area.
Avoid roadway underpasses, drainage ditches, low lying areas and water collection areas as they can unexpectedly flood or overflowDo not try to drive across a flooded road because you may not know the condition of the road underneathStay away from power lines or electrical wires
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While it may be tempting to go to the window and snap a picture when hail begins to fall, hail can be dangerous and cause extensive damage.
Seek shelter in a solid building and stay away from windows, glass doors or skylights as the glass can shatterIf you are in a vehicle, pull over and protect yourself from possible shattered glassIf you are outside with no shelter, crouch down, face away from the wind and protect your head and neck with your armsIf lightning is also present, stay away from tall objects such as trees, towers, metal fences or posts
READ MORE: Tips for staying safe during severe weather
For more information on severe weather, head to Environment Canada’s website.
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Watch below: A massive storm cell blew through the Killam/ Hardisty region Sunday afternoon. A tornado warning was issued for the region at 4:24 p.m. The warning was dropped at 4:46 p.m. Here’s a look at a funnel cloud spotted in the Killam area Sunday.
Yorkton’s growth over the last 10 years has led to the province holding an open house to try and understand what the area needs for better transportation.
The Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure, the City of Yorkton and the RM of Wallace and Orkney are partnering to complete a long-range transportation study for the area.
The government says the Yorkton Regional Transportation study will help provincial and municipal officals better understand the transportation needs for the area. Residents will have an opportunity to learn more about the study in an upcoming open house.
“Yorkton is one of the fastest growing areas of the province and enjoys the third-largest trading region,” Highways and Infrastructure Minister Nancy Heppner said.
“We are pleased to partner with the city and RMs of Wallace and Orkney to plan for the future infrastructure needs of the Yorkton region.”
The study will include a review of the local road network, as well as the potential for changing traffic patterns and road requirements based on economic and population forecasts.
Traffic counts have also been collected and a regional transportation demand model will also be developed to help generate traffic forecasts and attempt to identify future traffic patterns.
The results will be a long range plan with road network options.
“Yorkton has experienced substantial growth over the past 10 years and is the regional economic hub for an estimated trading area of 200,000 individuals in East Central Saskatchewan and Western Manitoba,” Yorkton Mayor Bob Maloney said.
“Discussions with our business community indicate a need to improve transportation efficiencies in Yorkton and surrounding municipalities to continue to meet growing economic needs in the region.”
The open house will be held in the Ravine Room at the Gallagher Centre at 455 Broadway Street W on Tuesday, July 12 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
WINNIPEG —; A violent act of road rage, showing a man attempting to smash the window of a vehicle stopped traffic in St. Vital, was caught on camera.
The video shows Roman Jestadt and his brother driving near St. Anne’s road on Friday, when an SUV pulled beside them at a red light. It then shows Jestadt exchanging angry words with the driver and passenger of the SUV.
The next time the two vehicles came to a stop, the passenger in the SUV got out of the car, and attempted to smash Jestadt’s window.
“I was thinking I’ve got to get out of here, but I’m kind of boxed in because they stopped in front and there’s car in the other lane, so I can’t really go anywhere. He’s just pounding on the glass,” Jestadt said. “It was really a surreal kind of experience.”
Jestadt and his brother were able to drive off without getting hurt and quickly called the cops.
“The fact he’s trying to smash my window, it’s like they’ll probably have no problems ramming my car. At that point so I was literally fearing for my life,” Jestadt said.
Winnipeg police confirmed they received a report of the incident on Sunday.
“There’s a number of things that I think it’s fair to say that we have reviewed so far that are contained in the video that are concerning to us,” said Constable Jason Michalyshyn with the Winnipeg Police Service.
No one has been charged.
CAA Manitoba called the incident disheartening.
If drivers find themselves in a situation like this, the goal should be deescalation, said Erika Miller with CAA Manitoba.
“If someone seems to be getting aggressive with you on the road leave some space between you and that car. If they seem like they want to get into a fight and get some eye contact going, avoid eye contact,” she said.
A 38-year-old man who was out on parole has been charged with assault after an incident that ended with a Calgary cab rolling over on Friday. The taxi’s surveillance video captured the cab’s passenger striking the driver on the head multiple times, according to the company’s president.
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A Checker Yellow Cab picked up a passenger at about 2:15 a.m. Friday and headed south on Elbow Drive.
Checker Yellow Cabs president Kurt Enders said the driver picked up the passenger at 17 Ave. and 5 St. S.W. but couldn’t get a destination address from the man.
Enders said the driver tried for 20 minutes to get an address, then told him he would just take him downtown, free of charge.
“As they started to head back downtown, the customer in the back started to hit our driver in the head approximately 10 to 12 times,” Enders said Monday, after watching surveillance video of the attack.
“On the first punch, he knocked our driver out and then [the driver] accelerated quite heavily from being passed out and then rolled the car at that time.”
Police said the cab rolled over at Elbow Drive and Crescent Boulevard.
Picture of the rolled Checker Cab July 1.
Courtesy: Kurt Enders
“I was disgusted to see the video,” Enders said.
“It just sent chills throughout my whole body seeing that someone could do that when they were trying to help get someone home safe at the end of the night. It’s very disturbing and I’ve seen videos before and this one probably rates as one of the worst I’ve ever seen.”
A man was arrested at the scene. Police said alcohol is believed to be a factor.
Todd Allan Dibb has been charged with one count of assault.
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Enders said the cab driver is a father of two who is recovering from facial injuries at home. He said he was thankful to be alive.
“He is doing OK and has a sore jaw, cheek and face,” Enders said, adding he’ll be taking some time off to relax and recover.
The cab company president doesn’t think an assault charge for the suspect goes far enough.
“He did endanger other people’s lives on the road and was heading right for residential property,” he said. “So I think it’s disgusting and hopefully there will be more charges laid once police see the video.”
LONDON – Canada’s Milos Raonic advanced to the quarter-finals at Wimbledon on Monday, coming back from two sets down to beat Belgian David Goffin 4-6, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4.
The sixth-seeded Raonic recovered confidently after struggling early in the match and picked up a key break in the fifth game of the fifth set to go up 3-2.
Raonic held serve the rest of the way and put the 11th-seeded Belgian away on his first match-point opportunity. Goffin had trouble returning Raonic’s serve, and the Canadian clinched the match with a confident forehand.
Once again, Raonic’s dangerous serve was on display in the match that took three hours two minutes to complete. He fired 22 aces in the match, giving him 101 through four rounds at the All England Club. But unforced errors got Raonic in trouble early and continued to plague him throughout the match. He finished with 44.
Raonic, from Thornhill, Ont., will next face 28th seed Sam Querry of the United States, who downed France’s Nicolas Mahut 6-4, 7-6 (5), 6-4 in the fourth round.
Raonic and Querry have met three times, with the American holding a 2-1 edge. Querry also advanced past Raonic in a walkover at the 2013 Miami Masters.
Raonic made the semifinals at Wimbedon in 2014 before losing to Roger Federer. The winner of the match between Raonic and Querry will face either third-seed Federer on ninth-seed Marin Cilic in the 2016 semifinals.
In men’s doubles third-round action, Toronto’s Adil Shamasdin teamed with Britain’s Jonathan Marray to defeat Marcel Granollers of Spain and Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, 3-6, 14-12.
Eighth seeds Vasek Pospisil of Vancouver and American Jack Sock won their second-round match 6-4, 6-4 over Australians Lleyton Hewitt and Jordan Thompson.
Toronto’s Daniel Nestor and Britain’s Dominic Inglot, the ninth-seeded duo, faced the French team of Julien Benneteau and Edouard Roger-Vasselin later Monday.