Highlights/sports

Arts and Entertainment, International

NBA: Drake factor- music banned and Toronto loses game-1

There has been much made about Canadian rap star Drake and his alleged bad luck factor on teams and players he supports. Spotted wearing a particular team logo at a game, or being photographed with a player, whether hockey, soccer» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, International, Politics, Society

Francophone Games: Quebec bales out too

Canada is a federally bilingual, English and French country, with New Brunswick the only officially bilingual province. Quebec’s official language is French. All have been big supporters and participants in the Jeux de la Francophonie, a major international sports event,» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Society

European football: The curse of Drake continues

Canadian rap star Drake is a big sports fan. As an international star, many sports teams and players like to have the added publicity of photos taken with him, or have him wear team merchandise like jerseys or caps. It» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Society

The forgotten Olympic gold medallist, who in fact is Canadian

He’s someone whose history is somewhat stuck between two countries, the U.S. and Canada. He was a Canadian, but for many decades was claimed by the U.S. and thought to be American by most Canadians, if they thought of him» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Society

Canada History: March 18, 1892: The greatest trophy in hockey

In the late 1800’s ice hockey was gaining in popularity thoughout North America, especially in Canada, as well as in some northern U.S cities, where it had been introduced as much by Canadian students studying at U.S. universities as any» 

Arts and Entertainment, Health, International, Politics, Society

Hearing on the case of runner Caster Semenya and testosterone

Testosterone is  primarily a male hormone. South African gold medal winning female runner Caster Semenya apparently has a lot of testosterone naturally in her body. It’s been suggested that has given her an unfair advantage over other female athletes. The» 

Arts and Entertainment, Health, Society

New rules to control aggressive hockey parents in Quebec

Hockey is unfortunately known almost as much for fights on the ice as for the quality of play. Sometimes however in minor hockey events, rude behaviour, offensive language, screaming, inciting players on the ice to fight, threatening referees and so» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Society

New international sports body to empower athletes

CBC/BBC announce new group to give international-level athletes a strong voice A former top executive of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and a top Olympic cyclist are behind a new athlete-based international sports body. Called Global Athlete, the new body» 

Arts and Entertainment, Society

Canada’s top alpine skier abruptly retires

Eric Guay is arguably Canada’s best known skier on the international scene. A three time Olympian, twice World Champion, and 25 World cup podium finishes. Now aged 37, he became the oldest world champion when he won that title last» 

Society

Sexual interference: efforts made to keep young athletes safe

National gymnastics coach Dave Brubaker pleaded not guilty today to multiple charges of sexual assault and sexual interference involving a young female athlete. Two other Canadian gymnastics coaches, Scott McFarlane and Michel Arsenault, also face charges of sexual assault. Rules»