Calgary Flames seeks organist at hockey games for the first time in decades

CALGARY – The Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation hires an organist to whip up crowds at professional hockey games – a position that has not been vacant for more than three decades. Willy Joosen, who passed away earlier this year, played 34 years in National Hockey League games. The company says in an online job … Read more

What you need to know about monkey pox in Saskatchewan

After the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) issued a warning about an increased risk of getting monkey pox in the province, there are a few things you may need to know going forward. On Saturday, August 13, SHA confirmed that there are three cases of monkeypox in the province. While the cases so far have come … Read more

As the value of farmland rises, young farmers become more vulnerable

Drew Spoelstra and his daughter Hadlea (5) control a soy crop at their farm in Binbook, Ontario, Tuesday, August 9, 2022. The number of young farmers (under 35 years of age) has fallen to 8.6 percent in 2021 from 9.1 percent in 2016, the previous Statscan census on agriculture. (Photo by Nick Iwanyshyn) RB-CD-FARMLAND-08XXNick Iwanyshyn/The … Read more

A League of Their Own TV reboot is both the same and vastly different

The streaming reboot to Penny Marshall’s beloved 1992 film A League of Their Own is both the same and vastly different. It’s that special sauce of reboots where it keeps the vibe of the original alive while updating it for a modern audience – and it actually has something to say. That’s a tough balance, … Read more

dr. Teresa Tam says global monkeypox cases have risen 19 percent in one week

dr. Teresa Tam delivered this speech in Ottawa on August 12: Bonjour a toutes et a tous. Today we will provide an update on the response to the monkeypox outbreak in Canada. The Public Health Agency of Canada continues to work closely with international, provincial and territorial partners in prevention and control activities to contain … Read more

The new fast-paced version of Lacrosse could be the way to LA Games

DENVER (AP) — Lacrosse player/coach/board member Dana Dobbie appreciates this new, fast-paced version of her sport called “Sixes.” Not because the 37-year-old helped design the blueprint for the souped-up format that carries a plethora of insults. Not because Dobbie helped Team Canada to a gold medal in the sport’s final rendition at The World Games … Read more

New Brunswick reports first confirmed case of monkeypox virus in province

FREDERICTON – Health officials in New Brunswick report the province’s first confirmed case of monkeypox. The infected person remains isolated and contact tracers are turned on to determine the source of the infection and notify close contacts. dr. Jennifer Russell, the county health official, released a statement late Friday advising New Brunswickers that the virus … Read more

Putin is now unlikely to succeed in occupying Ukraine – Wallace

Ben Wallace said the Russian invasion of Ukraine had “bounced” and “started to fail” while pledging increased financial and military support for the defense of the Eastern European nation. Denmark joined the UK on Thursday in offering more aid to Ukraine at a conference in Copenhagen co-hosted by Mr Wallace. The defense minister said it … Read more

Opinion: What the Resurgence of Biden’s Climate Agenda Means for Canada

A volunteer holds a sign during a press conference about the climate crisis and the Inflation Reduction Act at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on Aug. 12.KEVIN LAMARQUE/Reuters Suddenly, Canada is no longer the undisputed leader among North American countries in the fight against climate change. That changed this week with the United States … Read more

Montreal’s Olivier Rioux, World’s Tallest Teen, Chases Hope Dreams at Canada Games

Olivier Rioux landed with a big exclamation mark on Michael Meeks’ radar when the Canadian basketball coach opened a photo in his inbox seven years ago. Rioux attended a children’s basketball camp in Montreal and posed for a photo alongside the then-Detroit Pistons and Canadian team center Joel Anthony, who stands a formidable 6 feet … Read more