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International, Sports

Return of major league sports- Major league baseball next?

While some professional sports leagues have re-started under very specific conditions, not the least of which is having no fans in stadiums, major league baseball in N. America is planning its return, possibly in July. For diehard Canadian fans though, »

Sports

Canadians itching for sports to resume but not so much ‘in person’

Canadians, like many sports fans around the world, have been eager for professional leagues and games to resume. Professional baseball has just begun in South Korea to empty stadiums with players and referees wearing masks and with other protective measures. »

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 »

Arts & Entertainment, Health, Sports

The NHL, MLB and MLS among latest to suspend seasons due to coronavirus

The National Hockey League announced Thursday that it is pausing the 2019-2020 season due to the health concerns of the COVID-19, commonly known as coronavirus outbreak. “The NHL has been attempting to follow the mandates of health experts and local »

Arts & Entertainment, Economy

Report: Montreal baseball stadiums needs another public consultation

Baseball fans in Montreal got some disappointing news this morning.  The Office de consultation publique de Montréal (OCPM) released a report Monday morning that said the construction of a baseball stadium near Peel Basin would need its own public consultations. »

Arts & Entertainment

Quebec based youth baseball team changing Astros name over cheating scandal

The Houston Astros cheating scandal has affected a youth baseball team in Gatineau, Quebec. The Aylmer Astros are changing their name and jersey colours, which were inspired by the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball. Daniel Caron, the president Association »

Arts & Entertainment, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics, Society, The Link

The LINK Online Feb 28,29; Mar 01, 2020

Your hosts today, Vincenzo, Terry, and Marc ( video of show at bottom) Canadian Space Agency invests in moon exploration The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) is seeking to get more involved in exploration of the moon. To that end they’ve »

Arts & Entertainment, Economy, Society

Black history month: Royal Canadian mint special coin

Another colour barrier was broken in professional sports on January 12, 1958, and once again that barrier was broken in Canada. That was the date that Fredericton New Brunswick’s Willie O’Ree took to the ice in a National Hockey League »

Society

Toronto Raptors honour Kobe Bryant

The news of Kobe Bryant’s death sent shock waves around the world. The Los Angeles Lakers star, Bryant, along with his daughter Gianna, and 7 others passed away in a helicopter accident yesterday. During a game between the Toronto Raptors »

Society

Canoe federation clears Laurence Vincent Lapointe for competition

The International Canoe Federation has cleared Canadian sprint canoeist Laurence Vincent Lapointe for a return to competition. “After taking into consideration scientific expert evidence provided by Ms Vincent Lapointe’s legal team, and also the miniscule traces of ligandrol found in »