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Canadian sports fans win one and lose one as they prep for next year

In normal times, yesterday was supposed to approach something resembling a low-key national holiday–a Sunday when Canadians across the country would gather with friends and family to join in a long-time, late fall ritual: the viewing of the Grey Cup, »

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

Winnipeg tentatively named hub city for possible CFL season

The Canadian Football League announced on Tuesday that the city of Winnipeg has been tentatively chosen to be the league’s hub city for a potential 2020 season pending the approval of public health and safety officials in Manitoba.  The selection »

Society

Manitoba government pledges $2.5 million to host 2020 CFL season

Manitoba has made a $2.5 million bid to host the Canadian Football League’s shortened 2020 season in Winnipeg, according to an announcement from Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister on Monday.  The bid to host the CFL is part of a larger, »

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Edmonton Eskimos football team to accelerate review process of team name

The Canadian Football League’s Edmonton Eskimo’s are accelerating their ongoing review process for the team’s nickname, according to a statement the team tweeted on Wednesday. “We take this issue seriously as has been demonstrated by the three years we’ve spent »

Sports

Canadian Football League Edmonton Eskimos respond to new calls to change name

The Canadian Football League’s (CFL) Edmonton Eskimos has responded to the new calls to change its nickname by saying that it will increase its engagement with Inuit communities, according to a tweet from the team on July 3.  The tweet »

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Canadian Football League team drops players after homophobic comments

The Edmonton Eskimos, a team in the Canadian Football League (CFL), dropped one of their players over the weekend due to some homophobobic comments that were made on Twitter. Christion Jones, who used to be wide receiver on the Edmonton »

Health, Sports

CFL announces new Grey Cup format…IF AND WHEN

It’s never been the Super Bowl, thank God. In fact, the Grey Cup is a whole lot older and most Canadians would likely tell you it’s a whole lot better. That is a matter for debate at a later date. »

Health, Society

Canadian Football League postpones 2020 training camps 

The Canadian Football League (CFL) announced the postponement of the 2020 training camps due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a statement released today.  According to the CFL, training camps were originally scheduled to start on May 17.  “As of »

Society

Grey Cup set for Sunday, let the party begin

A hardy bunch of Canadians will gather this Sunday for the 107th time in a city with a football stadium to–at the very least–partake in some darn good parties and, yes, watch a football game. This year it’s between the »