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Canada’s Olympic athletes say they’ll wait their turn for vaccine

Just a few days after a prominent IOC official said Olympic athletes should get priority for vaccination against COVID, the athletes themselves have spoken up with a different view. Canadian Dick Pound said that to ensure the Tokyo Olympics can »

International, Sports

It’s official: More sponsorship, advertising coming to NHL

The National Hockey League is north America’s premier professional hockey league, but like other pro sports, it’s been suffering enormous financial losses due to shutdowns caused by COVID. The league will be starting up this year on January 13 with »

Society, Sports

Alphonso Davies wins the Conacher as Canada’s top male athlete in 2020

Alphonso Davies is the winner of this year’s Lionel Conacher Award–as The Canadian Press’s 2020 male athlete-of-the year–the second soccer player to win top honours in two days.  On Monday, Christine Sinclair, who is now the all-time leading goal scorer »

Economy, International, Sports

Pandemic has hockey seeking new revenue: Adverts on helmets likely

Oldtimers may remember back when hockey arenas were virtually free of advertisements. The walls bordering arena hockey rinks were all white save dozens of blackened scuff marks from pucks and other collisions. In 1980 however that began to change. A »

International, Sports

Professional NHL hockey to return in January

For hockey starved Canadians, some good news. The National Hockey League,, the top tier of north American hockey, will be starting up in January. Training camps are to being in two weeks, with the first matches to start on January »

Health, International, Sports

Canada’s military cancels entire 2021 season for demonstration parachute team

The effects of COVID continue into 2021 with yet another cancellation, this time for the entire coming year. Militaries around the world love to show off their extreme prowess in many areas, perhaps especially at public air shows. However, the »

Health, International, Sports

Prestigious honour comes to Duvernay-Tardif for his work combatting COVID-19

Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, a massive man whose physical presence appears more than matched by his commitment to excellence, has been named one of five winners of Sports Illustrated’s prestigious Sportsperson of the Year award. Duvernay-Tardif, a graduate of McGill University’s medical »

Arts & Entertainment, Economy, International, Sports

Vancouver mulls 2030 Olympic bid, Indigenous groups to lead

At the beginning of the month, Canada’s west coast city of Vancouver was considering to bid for the 2030 Winter Olympics. Councillor Melissa de Genova originally tabled a motion in April to consider a bid for the games, but that »

Sports

University picks new sports teams name, replaces controversial one

In the wave of controversy that has swept North American sports team names, another well-known long-standing name has been dropped. The latest to do so is one of Canada’s oldest and respected institutions, McGill University in Montreal and today they »

Health, Society, Sports

Quebec okays use of facilities for  outdoor winter activities

Canadians may be dreading this winter more than usual because of the limits placed on social gatherings because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Because the coronavirus spreads less easily outdoors more people have been spending time outdoors and are planning to »