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Vancouver council votes to postpone discussion of 2030 Winter Olympics bid

Vancouver city council voted Wednesday night to postpone a decision on whether it wants to explore hosting a bid for the 2030 Winter Olympics. Municipal councillors voted 7 to 4 to postpone the discussion until early 2021 to allow the »

Arts & Entertainment, Sports

COVID now takes down a major 2021 sport event

After having caused the cancellation of almost every major public and sporting event this year, most have been rescheduled for sometime next year. Now however, the coronavirus has resulted in one of the country’s major sporting events, the Canada Summer »

Sports

Canadian player selected for two World Rugby Awards of the decade

Canadian player Magali Harvey is the only player in North America to have been selected for the title of World Rugby Player of the Decade in 15-a-side rugby. “I didn’t even know there was an event getting ready to celebrate »

Health, International, Sports

COVID cancels Canada’s university national winter sport championships

Except for the years of the two world wars, for the first time there will be no national university champions, and the first time since U Sports began in 1961. The U sports nationals are considered the highest level of »

Sports

U Sports cancels winter championships due to pandemic

U Sports, the national brand of university sports in Canada, has cancelled its 2021 winter national championships due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  According to an announcement from U Sports on Thursday, the women’s and men’s championships in hockey, basketball, »

Society, Sports

Skate Canada International 2020 Grand Prix cancelled due to COVID-19

The 2020 Skate Canada International Grand Prix, which was scheduled for Oct. 30 and 31 in Ottawa, has been canceled due to the current rise in COVID-19 cases within the province. The event was scheduled to happen with no spectators »

Arts & Entertainment, Sports

Black Canadian sets record milestone in NHL professional hockey

In a time when discrimination is a major concern, a young black Canadian hockey player through his talent has broken a record of sorts in the National Hockey League. Quinton Byfield from Newmarket in southern Ontario, was first draught pick »

Sports

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. »