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Canadian athletes ask for clarity on Olympic anti-protest rule

Canadian athletes are asking the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to clarify and define the certain aspects of their anti-protest rule.  In a statement on Monday, Canadian Olympic Committee Athletes’ Commission (COC AC), have put forward seven recommendations to the IOC’s »

Indigenous, International, Politics, Society, Sports

Demonstrators take to streets across Canada to protest police violence, racism

Ontario’s police watchdog is investigating an altercation at a Toronto demonstration this weekend that left left seven officers injured — including four who were sent to hospital and have since been released. The confrontation, which took place early Sunday morning, »

Arts & Entertainment, International, Sports

NHL mascot trip to cheer on his team, heads to wrong Toronto

Canadians often say that Americans know little about their Canadian neighbours, their biggest trading partner and historical ally. One could say that was shown again this weekend as the National Hockey League is now in the midst of the playoffs. »

International, Society, Sports

International day of motorcycle riding for women

The rumble of motorcycles will reverberate in hundreds of cities in countries around the world this weekend.  It’s called International Female Ride Day (IFRD) and is set for this Saturday, August 22nd after being rescheduled from its original date in »

Society, Sports

Defending champion Bianca Andreescu pulls out of U.S. Open

Defending champion Bianca Andreescu says she will not return to New York this year to defend her title at the U.S. Open because the COVID-19 pandemic has compromised her ability to prepare for the tournament. The 20-year-old Canadian made the »

Society, Sports

Survey: Most Canadians in favour of Edmonton CFL team changing team name

After Edmonton’s Canadian Football League (CFL) team announced that it would change its team name last month, a majority of Canadians said it was the right choice according to a poll published on Thursday.  A new study from the non-profit »

Society, Sports

Minnesota Wild’s Matt Dumba speaks out against racism during NHL restart

Minnesota Wild’s Matt Dumba became the first National Hockey League (NHL) player to kneel for the American national anthem on Saturday, during the first day of the league’s restart. Dumba, who was born in Regina and half-Filipino, is one of »

Sports

U Sports makes exception to football player eligibility rules

U Sports, the national brand of university sports in Canada, announced that it is making an exception to its age policy so that football players that are currently 24 years old do not lose their final year of eligibility due »

International, Society, Sports

The not your daddy’s Stanley Cup playoffs are about to begin

Eddie Shack died over the weekend. He was 83. For Canadians of a certain age, he’s a guy you don’t soon forget. Shack, nicknamed The Entertainer, played his final National Hockey League game in 1975 in the hell bent for »

Economy, Sports

Formula 1 2020 Canadian Grand Prix cancelled 

Octane Racing Group, the promoters of the Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix, announced on Friday that the Canadian race has been removed from Formula 1’s 2020 calendar. ‘’Though it is disappointing and difficult for us to face this conclusion it »