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Canada’s Olympic athletes say they’ll wait their turn for vaccine

Just a few days after a prominent IOC official said Olympic athletes should get priority for vaccination against COVID, the athletes themselves have spoken up with a different view. Canadian Dick Pound said that to ensure the Tokyo Olympics can »

Society

British Columbia government allows NHL to play in province for upcoming season

The British Columbia government has allowed the National Hockey League (NHL) to play games in the province for the upcoming 2021 season. In a tweet from Sunday, British Columbia Premier John Horgan said that he spoke with Vancouver Canucks owner »

Sports

University picks new sports teams name, replaces controversial one

In the wave of controversy that has swept North American sports team names, another well-known long-standing name has been dropped. The latest to do so is one of Canada’s oldest and respected institutions, McGill University in Montreal and today they »

Health, Society, Sports

Quebec okays use of facilities for  outdoor winter activities

Canadians may be dreading this winter more than usual because of the limits placed on social gatherings because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Because the coronavirus spreads less easily outdoors more people have been spending time outdoors and are planning to »

Society

Deo brand gives $1 million to North American women hockey players

In order to keep women’s hockey going during the tough times caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the deodorant brand Secret has committed $1 million to the Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association (PWHPA). The funding is the largest corporate commitment ever »

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 »

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 »

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Quebec university sports cancelled for the fall 2020 season

The Quebec Students Sports Federation (RSEQ) has cancelled its fall 2020 university sports programming.  “After having analyzed all possible scenarios, members of the university sector of the RSEQ  announce the cancellation of sanctioned sports programming until December 31, 2020,” the »

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Curling Canada cancels six 2021 championship event due to pandemic

Curling Canada has cancelled six more curling championships events that were scheduled for 2021 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. According to a press release from the organization on Thursday, the Continental Cup, the Canadian Under-18 Championships, the New Holland »

Society

Canadian international soccer star publicly comes out as transgender

Canadian international soccer player Quinn publicly came out as transgender in an Instagram post on Tuesday. “Coming out is HARD (and kinda bs). I know for me it’s something I’ll be doing over again for the rest of my life,” »