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Canadians take time to remember horrific bus crash that claimed 16 lives

People in a small Saskatchewan town that calls itself a city are gathering today to remember. At 4.50 p.m local time the City of Humboldt, which has a population of about 6,000 residents, is holding a virtual ceremony to mark »

Sports

Skate Canada bids to host figure skating world championship in Montreal in 2024

Skate Canada announced on Tuesday that it is submitting a formal bid to host the ISU World Figure Skating Championships in 2024 in Montreal, Quebec. Montreal was supposed to be the host city for the event in March 2020, but »

Sports

Canadian Premier League announces expansion to Saskatchewan

The Canadian Premier League (CPL) announced Friday that it is looking to expand to Saskatchewan and has awarded exclusive rights to Living Sky Sports and Entertainment (LSSE) to launch an expansion club. The launch of an expansion club however, is »

Sports

Survey: All-Canadian division in NHL garners positive reactions from fans

This year’s National Hockey League (NHL) season has been unusual to say the least. The season began three months later than it normally would and travel restrictions between the United States and Canada has led to a mix up in »

Sports

Montreal Canadiens fire head coach Claude Julien

The Montreal Canadiens have fired head coach Claude Julien and assistant coach Kirk Muller, the team’s general manager, Marc Bergevin, announced on Wednesday. Dominique Ducharme, 47, has been promoted as interim head coach in addition to the appointment of Alex »

Indigenous, Sports

Former Toronto Maple Leaf captain George Armstrong dead at age 90

George Armstrong, the former Toronto Maple Leafs captain that helped the team win four Stanley Cups, has died at the age of 90. The Toronto Maple Leafs announced Armstrong’s death on Sunday. Armstrong first signed with the Maple Leafs in »

International, Sports

Olympics ‘2020-1’, Maybe no fans, maybe no games

With the coronavirus showing no signs of diminishing around the world, questions are arising about the already once-postponed summer Olympics. Originally set for last summer in Tokyo, the Games were postponed to this summer in the hope the virus would »

International, Sports

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 »