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Canada wins 2-0 over Honduras in World Cup qualifying match

Canada wins 2-0 over Honduras in World Cup qualifying match

Canada maintained its unbeaten record and took a step closer to Qatar 2022 with a 2-0 victory over Honduras in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying play Thursday. The win kept Canada (5-0-4, 19 points) atop the eight-team qualifying standings although the second-place U.S. (5-1-3, 18 points) and third-place Mexico (5-2-2, …

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B.C.’s South Coast has spent days under thick fog: Here’s why

B.C.’s South Coast has spent days under thick fog: Here’s why

A thick blanket of fog under an inversion has covered parts of Southern B.C. for five consecutive days. Some lucky areas saw the fog dissipate in the afternoons under the warmth of the sun, but for many, each day remained cold and grey. 11 Thick fog blanketed lower elevations …

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People say they want COVID-19 to become ‘endemic.’ But what does that really mean?

People say they want COVID-19 to become ‘endemic.’ But what does that really mean?

As Canadians grow increasingly weary after two years of COVID-19, many people are tossing around the term “endemic” as an expression of hope that we’re moving into a stage where we pull back public health restrictions and live with the virus.    “The word ‘endemic’ has become one of the most misused …

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Snow kicksleds from Finland catching on in rural N.B. community

Snow kicksleds from Finland catching on in rural N.B. community

A popular Scandinavian activity rare in Canada is starting up on the snowy trails of southeastern New Brunswick. Residents of Beaubassin-Est and Cap-Pelé can now borrow kicksleds to slide on packed snow after winter storms. Similar to a dogsled, but human-propelled, the sleds have two skis and a seat in …

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Saad helps Blues win 5-1 over Flames – Calgary

Saad helps Blues win 5-1 over Flames – Calgary

Brandon Saad scored twice and had an assist, Ville Husso made 28 saves to win his sixth consecutive start, and the St. Louis Blues cruised to a 5-1 victory over the Calgary Flames on Thursday night. St. Louis Blues left wing Brandon Saad (20), center, is congratulated after scoring …

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B.C. liquor industry veteran says government needs to crack down on bottle scalping

B.C. liquor industry veteran says government needs to crack down on bottle scalping

A B.C. liquor industry veteran is calling on the provincial government to crack down on what they say are liquor scalpers taking advantage of high demand for ultra-limited release spirits. On Jan. 25, Robbie Burns Day, BC Liquor Stores did a special limited release of a highly sought-after Macallan …

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Investigation over alleged racist incidents at P.E.I. hockey tournament wraps up

Investigation over alleged racist incidents at P.E.I. hockey tournament wraps up

An independent report into alleged racist incidents at a P.E.I. hockey tournament last year is now in the hands of the young player who says he was the target of slurs. The family of 16-year-old Mark Connors said they are keeping the contents of the 29-page report confidential at the request …

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Mississauga driving instructor charged after alleged sexual assault during lesson – Toronto

Mississauga driving instructor charged after alleged sexual assault during lesson – Toronto

Peel Regional Police say a driving instructor has been charged with sexual assault following an incident during a driving lesson in Mississauga. Police said on Jan. 11, a woman had hired an instructor for driving lessons. Investigators allege that during the lesson, the 49-year-old driving instructor sexually assaulted the …

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Supervised consumption site user says ID policy could be harmful to Albertans

Supervised consumption site user says ID policy could be harmful to Albertans

Alberta’s top court will hear an urgent appeal Thursday, led by advocates racing to stop a provincial policy change that they believe will have deadly consequences. The policy will require people who are using substances to show their personal health-care number to access supervised consumption services. Read more: Alberta’s …

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