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Average pump prices up 19 per cent from a year ago to

MONTREAL — Drivers are facing sticker shock as gas prices in many parts of Canada are on the rise — and they’re expected to continue going up.According to gas price tracking firm GasBuddy, the average price today for regular unleaded in the country was almost $1.15 per litre, up 19 per cent from a year ago.Dan McTeague, a senior petroleum analyst with GasBuddy, says a combination of higher ingredient costs for summer fuel and the lower value of the loonie have caused prices in Eastern Canada to hit their highest level since October 2014.Pump prices in the Greater Toronto Area are approaching $1.22, while Montreal is peaking at about $1.27.McTeague sees prices rising another three to five cents per litre in Eastern Canada.He says the highest average gas prices in Canada, aside from the Far North, are $1.39 in Vancouver, and the lowest prices are in the Prairies, at about $1.03. read more

Beltre completely happy with retirement after 21 seasons

ARLINGTON, Texas — Adrian Beltre went into this off-season pretty sure he had played his last game after 21 big league seasons. While he will miss baseball, Beltre says he is happy about his decision to retire.Beltre, who spent the last eight seasons of his Hall of Fame-caliber career with the Texas Rangers, said goodbye Friday in a laugh-filled news conference at the ballpark where the four-time All-Star and five-time Gold Glove third baseman joined the 3,000-hit club in 2017.There were no tears from the 39-year-old Beltre, who 10 days earlier had announced his decision.The room was filled with current and former teammates, including Elvis Andrus, Yu Darvish, Derek Holland and Ian Kinsler. Beltre’s wife and three children sat on the front row.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsStephen Hawkins, The Associated Press read more