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Nishikawa, Killick cap cross-country season with gold at Ski Nationals

By The Canadian Press March 25, 2017 - 6:50pm Updated: March 25, 2017 - 7:15pm

CANMORE, Alta. — Emily Nishikawa and Graeme Killick won the cross-country ski marathon at the Ski Nationals as the 2017 season came to a close on Saturday.

The Olympic...

Mounties confirm deaths at Moberly Lake, B.C., home a double murder-suicide

By The Canadian Press March 25, 2017 - 6:27pm Updated: March 25, 2017 - 6:45pm

CHETWYND, B.C. — RCMP say the deaths of three people found in a Moberly Lake, B.C., residence earlier this month was a double murder-suicide.

Officers responded to...

Award-winning author Richard Wagamese honoured at Saturday memorial

By The Canadian Press March 25, 2017 - 5:17pm Updated: March 25, 2017 - 7:00pm

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — Although Edna Manitowabi did not know author and journalist Richard Wagamese well, she knew the power of his words.

The Ojibway elder and professor...

Boeser scores in NHL debut, Canucks top slumping Wild

By The Canadian Press March 25, 2017 - 4:22pm Updated: March 25, 2017 - 4:45pm

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Brock Boeser's college career ended in crushing fashion on Friday night. Scoring in his NHL debut the next day in front of his family and friends wasn't a bad...

UConn advances to regional final with 86-71 win over UCLA

By The Canadian Press March 25, 2017 - 4:10pm Updated: March 25, 2017 - 4:45pm

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — After watching UConn's NCAA Tournament dominance mostly from the bench for three seasons, Saniya Chong finally made her mark.

Chong scored 16 points...

Minister Hajdu says longer leave not for all, but higher-paid moms need help too

By The Canadian Press March 25, 2017 - 3:37pm Updated: March 25, 2017 - 4:00pm

OTTAWA — Labour Minister Patty Hajdu said even wealthier women need more support when it comes to moving from their careers into motherhood — and back again.

The 2017...

Laurier defensive lineman Boateng performs well at CFL combine in Regina

By The Canadian Press March 25, 2017 - 3:22pm Updated: March 25, 2017 - 3:45pm

He came to the CFL combine as the top-ranked prospect and Kwaku Boateng lived up to that billing.

The Wilfrid Laurier defensive end showed his athleticism in the...

PM: UN peacekeeping mission possible in 2017, even though Canada mum on details

By The Canadian Press March 25, 2017 - 3:16pm Updated: March 25, 2017 - 3:45pm

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is not ruling out sending troops to a peacekeeping mission this year, even though Canada has not yet told the United Nations what it is...

Halifax man charged for assaulting distracted texter, police say

By The Canadian Press March 25, 2017 - 2:47pm Updated: March 25, 2017 - 3:15pm

HALIFAX — A Halifax man has been charged with assault after he became enraged by a fellow pedestrian distracted by her cellphone, police say.

Halifax Regional Police ...

Parks Canada re-opens beach on Vancouver Island after wolf attack last week

By The Canadian Press March 25, 2017 - 1:00pm Updated: March 25, 2017 - 1:30pm

UCLUELET, B.C. — A popular section of a national park on Vancouver Island that was closed following a wolf attack last week has re-opened.

Parks Canada says Wickaninnish...

Canada gets win in Zambrano's first game in charge of men's national program

By The Canadian Press March 25, 2017 - 12:53pm Updated: March 25, 2017 - 1:15pm

DOHA, Qatar — Caniggia Elva scored as Canada edged Uzbekistan 1-0 in an under-23 game Saturday in Octavio Zambrano's first game in charge of Canada Soccer's men's national team...

NBA bans Joakim Noah 20 games for drug violation

By The Canadian Press March 25, 2017 - 11:45am Updated: March 25, 2017 - 12:15pm

Joakim Noah of the New York Knicks was suspended 20 games without pay for violating the league's anti-drug policy.

He tested positive for a substance found in some over-...

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