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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 »

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 »

Health, International, Sports

Japan says Olympics will happen, but doubt increases daily due to COVID-19

As of Tuesday the International Olympic Committee said there were no plans to cancel or postpone the summer event in Tokyo scheduled to take place between July 24 and August 8. This comes even as the Vice-President of Japan’s Olympic »

Arts & Entertainment, International

Black History Month: Canada’s star Hall of Fame major league pitcher

The first Canadian in the baseball hall of fame Ferguson “Fergie” Jenkins came from a baseball background. His father played with the Chatham Coloured All-Stars which helped break colour barriers in Ontario in the 1930’s. Further back and through his »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International

A new study shows pressures of recreational ocean fishing

While several studies in recent years have highlighted dangerous levels of fishing on many ocean species, they do not include the effects of recreational fishing. A new study by an international team of scientists estimates some 900,000 tonnes of fish »

Arts & Entertainment, Economy, International, Society

Olympic sliding track in Calgary: future in grave doubt

It was a world-class facility in its day, but now some three decades years after it was built for the 1988 Olympics, the Calgary luge, bobsleigh, skeleton facility is in dire need of repairs. Canada only has two sliding tracks »

Arts & Entertainment, International, Society, Sports

Hockey- the human cost of fighting

The National Hockey League regular season games begin today.  When it comes to hockey, arguably Canada’s favourite sport, the funny saying goes, “I went to see the fights and a hockey game broke out”. Many ardently believe the deliberately hard »

Arts & Entertainment, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Olympic bobsledder wins release from Canada to try for U.S.

After a highly publicized complaint against official Canada’s bobsleigh organisation, medal winner Kaillie Humphries has been granted a release from Bobsleigh-Canada-Skeleton (BCS), the official national sports organisation. Humphries had filed a complaint against the team coach alleging repeated verbal and »

International

What are Canada’s chances in the Rugby World Cup?

The Rugby World Cup kicks off today in Japan with the host team’s victory over Russia, 30-10. Canada, for their part, will start on September 26 against Italy, but expectations for this World Cup are rather low as the team »

International

Canada’s Linda Morais captures world wrestling championship gold

Canadian athlete Linda Morais won gold in the under 59 kg category at the World Wrestling Championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. The 26-year-old Ontario athlete, from Tecumseh, defeated Russian Liubov Ovcharova in the final. But it wasn’t easy for her. After »