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Canada players celebrate their win against Sweden during the women's soccer gold medal game at the Tokyo Olympics in Yokohama, Japan on Friday, August 6, 2021. Canada Soccer has announced the roster for a pair of women's friendly matchups against Nigeria set to take place in B.C. next month. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Canada sets roster for women’s soccer celebration tour in B.C.

Canadians host Nigeria at Vancouver’s B.C. Place and at Starlight Stadium in Langford

Canada players celebrate their win against Sweden during the women's soccer gold medal game at the Tokyo Olympics in Yokohama, Japan on Friday, August 6, 2021. Canada Soccer has announced the roster for a pair of women's friendly matchups against Nigeria set to take place in B.C. next month. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk reacts following the National Capital Commission approving the results from the an evaluation committee regarding the Lebreton Flats redevelopment in Ottawa on Thursday, April 28, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Ottawa Senators announce that owner Melnyk has died at the age of 62

Melnyk, a Toronto native, has owned the Senators since 2003

Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk reacts following the National Capital Commission approving the results from the an evaluation committee regarding the Lebreton Flats redevelopment in Ottawa on Thursday, April 28, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Canada’s Cyle Larin (17) celebrates his goal with Richie Laryea against Jamaica during first half CONCACAF World Cup soccer qualifying action in Toronto on Sunday, March 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Canada’s Cyle Larin (17) celebrates his goal with Richie Laryea against Jamaica during first half CONCACAF World Cup soccer qualifying action in Toronto on Sunday, March 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Team Canada skip Kerri Einarson throws a stone against Team South Korea at CN Centre during the Women’s World Curling in Prince George, B.C., on Saturday, March 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/James Doyle

Canada’s Einarson loses women’s world curling semifinal 9-6 to South Korea

EunJung Kim will face Switzerland’s Silvana Tirinzoni in Sunday’s final

Team Canada skip Kerri Einarson throws a stone against Team South Korea at CN Centre during the Women’s World Curling in Prince George, B.C., on Saturday, March 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/James Doyle
Canada’s goalkeeper Milan Borjan, centre, eyes the ball after Costa Rica’s Celso Borges scored a goal during a World Cup qualifying soccer match in San Jose, Costa Rica, Thursday, March 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Carlos Gonzalez)
Canada’s goalkeeper Milan Borjan, centre, eyes the ball after Costa Rica’s Celso Borges scored a goal during a World Cup qualifying soccer match in San Jose, Costa Rica, Thursday, March 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Carlos Gonzalez)
A public basketball court with a sticker of a mocked up NBA logo with “M” in front. The YWCA has added an “M” to men’s leagues logos to start a conversation about gender equity in sports, seen in Toronto, Ont. in this handout photo received March 24, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-YWCA Metro Vancouver **MANDATORY CREDIT**

‘Add the M’ campaign trying to bring awareness to systemic gender inequity in sports

‘Ever wonder why men’s sports are just called ‘sports’ but women’s sports are called ‘women’s sports?’

A public basketball court with a sticker of a mocked up NBA logo with “M” in front. The YWCA has added an “M” to men’s leagues logos to start a conversation about gender equity in sports, seen in Toronto, Ont. in this handout photo received March 24, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-YWCA Metro Vancouver **MANDATORY CREDIT**
The junior jockeys of Flying Cross Ranch race at top speed in front of the grandstand at the Ponoka Stampede Grounds Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021. (File photo)

The Ponoka Stampede is on this year and will feature new events

Stampede dates are June 27 to July 3

  • Mar 24, 2022
The junior jockeys of Flying Cross Ranch race at top speed in front of the grandstand at the Ponoka Stampede Grounds Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021. (File photo)
Canada head coach John Herdman salutes the crowd as he leaves the pitch following a 1-1 draw against the United States in a World Cup soccer qualifier Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. Canada has one last training session before Thursday’s contest with No. 42 Costa Rica, a matchup that could send the 33rd-ranked Canadian men to the World Cup for the first time since 1986. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

On eve of World Cup qualification, coach John Herdman still sees room for improvement

Canada’s men’s soccer side can qualify for the 1st time since 1986 with a win over Costa Rica

Canada head coach John Herdman salutes the crowd as he leaves the pitch following a 1-1 draw against the United States in a World Cup soccer qualifier Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. Canada has one last training session before Thursday’s contest with No. 42 Costa Rica, a matchup that could send the 33rd-ranked Canadian men to the World Cup for the first time since 1986. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Canada’s Kyle Baillie (centre) celebrates with teammates after a try against Chile during the second half of a Rugby World Cup 2023 qualification match at Starlight Stadium in Langford, B.C., on Saturday, October 2, 2021. An independent review into Rugby Canada’s high-performance programs paints a damning picture of a dysfunctional organization at odds with its athletes, staff and supporters. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Independent review paints damning, dysfunctional picture of Rugby Canada

‘Culture of Rugby Canada and the high-performance program is described as ‘empty’ or ‘non-existent”

Canada’s Kyle Baillie (centre) celebrates with teammates after a try against Chile during the second half of a Rugby World Cup 2023 qualification match at Starlight Stadium in Langford, B.C., on Saturday, October 2, 2021. An independent review into Rugby Canada’s high-performance programs paints a damning picture of a dysfunctional organization at odds with its athletes, staff and supporters. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Former Lacombe ringette players, Jamie Bell, Dailyn Bell, Emily Otto, Gillian Dreger, and Melissa Misutka stood on the blue line for the national anthem with the Lacombe Edge U6 ringette team on March 19. (Submitted)

Ringette weekend in Lacombe

Five former Lacombe ringette players stood on the blue line for the…

  • Mar 23, 2022
Former Lacombe ringette players, Jamie Bell, Dailyn Bell, Emily Otto, Gillian Dreger, and Melissa Misutka stood on the blue line for the national anthem with the Lacombe Edge U6 ringette team on March 19. (Submitted)
Kaillie Humphries, of the United States, sings the national anthem after winning the gold medal in the women’s monobob at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 14, 2022, in the Yanqing district of Beijing. Humphries had just become the first woman in history to win Olympic gold medals for two different countries. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

Kaillie Humphries’ legal battle with Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton subject of documentary

‘Uphill Slide: The Kaillie Humphries Story’, set to be released later this year

Kaillie Humphries, of the United States, sings the national anthem after winning the gold medal in the women’s monobob at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 14, 2022, in the Yanqing district of Beijing. Humphries had just become the first woman in history to win Olympic gold medals for two different countries. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
Canadian national soccer team players Paul James (left) and Randy Samuel celebrate the team's 2-1 win over Honduras in St. John's, Nfld. in this 1985 file photo. The win helped propel the Canadians to the World Cup finals in 1986. San Jose, Costa Rica, is a long way from St. John's, N.L., but the two could be intertwined Thursday if the Canadian men beat the Costa Ricans to secure World Cup qualification. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michael Creagan
Canadian national soccer team players Paul James (left) and Randy Samuel celebrate the team's 2-1 win over Honduras in St. John's, Nfld. in this 1985 file photo. The win helped propel the Canadians to the World Cup finals in 1986. San Jose, Costa Rica, is a long way from St. John's, N.L., but the two could be intertwined Thursday if the Canadian men beat the Costa Ricans to secure World Cup qualification. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michael Creagan
Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury reacts after Winnipeg Jets left wing Nikolaj Ehlers scored a goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Chicago, Sunday, March 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Fleury heads to Wild, but most big trades completed long before NHL deadline day

Biggest trades across the league came over the weekend – much to the chagrin of TV talking heads

Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury reacts after Winnipeg Jets left wing Nikolaj Ehlers scored a goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Chicago, Sunday, March 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Philadelphia Flyers' Claude Giroux acknowledges the crowd after playing in his 1,000th NHL hockey game, Thursday, March 17, 2022, in Philadelphia. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Matt Slocum

NHL trade deadline: Most big names already off the board ahead of Monday cutoff

A look at what still might happen as teams try to load up for the playoff push

Philadelphia Flyers' Claude Giroux acknowledges the crowd after playing in his 1,000th NHL hockey game, Thursday, March 17, 2022, in Philadelphia. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Matt Slocum
L-R: CAO Sandra Lund, Maddison Pearman, MLA Ron Orr and Mayor Kevin Ferguson. (Facebook/Town of Ponoka)

Olympic speedskater Maddison Pearman visits hometown

Pearman competed at World Cup Finals last week

L-R: CAO Sandra Lund, Maddison Pearman, MLA Ron Orr and Mayor Kevin Ferguson. (Facebook/Town of Ponoka)
Vancouver Canucks head coach Bruce Boudreau, back right, talks to Elias Pettersson, from left to right, Brock Boeser, Bo Horvat and J.T. Miller during a timeout in the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Columbus Blue Jackets in Vancouver, on Dec. 14, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks head coach Bruce Boudreau, back right, talks to Elias Pettersson, from left to right, Brock Boeser, Bo Horvat and J.T. Miller during a timeout in the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Columbus Blue Jackets in Vancouver, on Dec. 14, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A jersey ceremony was held March 10 at the Ponoka Arena Complex for former Ponoka players Sam Neath and Levi Busat. Number 12 was Busat’s number. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

VIDEO: Memorial jersey ceremony held for two Ponoka players

The Ponoka Minor Hockey Association held a memorial jersey ceremony on March…

A jersey ceremony was held March 10 at the Ponoka Arena Complex for former Ponoka players Sam Neath and Levi Busat. Number 12 was Busat’s number. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Ottawa Redblacks CFL football quarterback Henri Burris smiles as he announces his retirement in Ottawa Tuesday January 24, 2017. Burris joined the B.C. Lions coaching staff Tuesday as an offensive consultant.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand

Former CFL quarterback Henry Burris joins B.C. Lions coaching staff

Burris was quarterback for head coach Rick Campbell in 2016 when the Ottawa Redblacks won Grey Cup

Ottawa Redblacks CFL football quarterback Henri Burris smiles as he announces his retirement in Ottawa Tuesday January 24, 2017. Burris joined the B.C. Lions coaching staff Tuesday as an offensive consultant.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand
Canada’s Brian McKeever and his guide Graham Nishikawa compete during the men’s middle distance free technique vision impaired event of para cross country skiing at the 2022 Winter Paralympics, in Zhangjiakou, China, Saturday, March 12, 2022. McKeever is retiring after capturing 20 medals over six Games, many with brother Robin as his guide. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Shuji Kajiyama
Canada’s Brian McKeever and his guide Graham Nishikawa compete during the men’s middle distance free technique vision impaired event of para cross country skiing at the 2022 Winter Paralympics, in Zhangjiakou, China, Saturday, March 12, 2022. McKeever is retiring after capturing 20 medals over six Games, many with brother Robin as his guide. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Shuji Kajiyama
Joe Hanson has become the first Yukoner to sign an MLS contract and will be playing with the Whitecaps FC2. (Joe Hanson/Submitted)

Yukon’s Joe Hanson becomes first northerner to sign MLS contract

Striker joins the Vancouver Whitecaps FC2 in new league

Joe Hanson has become the first Yukoner to sign an MLS contract and will be playing with the Whitecaps FC2. (Joe Hanson/Submitted)