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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 and Entertainment, International, Society

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 and Entertainment, Internet, Science and 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» 

Arts and Entertainment, Environment, International, Society

Squashed: Windsor’s annual pumpkin regatta

It’s a hugely popular and hilariously entertaining event, but to great disappointment it looks like it may not happen this year. This would have been the 21st for the Nova Scotia, pumpkin regatta as part of the Windsor-West Hants Pumpkin» 

Arts and Entertainment, International

Canadian Olympians: One denied, two retire

Gold medal ice-dance pair “stepping away” from the sport After 22 years and countless international medals and awards, Olympic gold medal ice dance pair Tessa Virtue, 30, and Scott Moir, 32, announced late last night that they are retiring from» 

International

Pan American Games: What to expect from Canada?

The Opening Ceremony of the Pan American Games will take place today in Lima, Peru and Canada will try to bring back medals, but also tickets to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. They will strive to build on their» 

International, Society

Teen wins Canada’s first gold medal at swimming worlds

Swimmer Margaret MacNeil won Canada’s first gold medal on Monday at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea. The young athlete from London, Ontario, won the 100-metre butterfly to the great surprise of many observers. She managed to knock» 

Arts and Entertainment, Society

‘Raptors Way’: Toronto renames street after basketball team historical win

Last week, Toronto’s basketball team, the Raptors, won their first-ever NBA title in game six against the San Francisco Golden State Warriors. Now, a street in Canada’s largest city has been renamed “Raptors way”. The only Canadian team in the»