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Canada’s top women hockey players say there’s much to do to clean up toxic behaviour

Players on Canada’s senior women’s hockey teams are demanding a “thorough and transparent investigation” into recent allegations of sexual assault involving Hockey Canada teams, and say the organization has a lot to do to address “toxic behaviour” in the sport. The players from Canada’s most recent Olympic and world championship …

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Canadian women down Turkey for 4th win at Volleyball Nations League

Alexa Gray tallied 22 points, while Kiera Van Ryk added 20 to help the Canadian women’s indoor volleyball team edge Turkey 3-1 (25-22, 21-25, 25-22, 25-23) in Calgary on Tuesday for their fourth Volleyball Nations League win of the season. Hilary Howe, who — like Gray — was playing in her hometown, had 14 …

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Transgender women athletes’ future in competition uncertain as sports organizations change rules, issue bans

Just 18 months after transgender athletes competed for the first time at the Olympics, international sporting federations are reconsidering whether transgender women should be allowed to keep participating in elite women’s competitions, as debate rages in sports and politics circles over who has the right to play. Some sports organizations introduced bans …

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More women contact RCMP with allegations of abuse by retired Manitoba residential school priest

Warning: This story contains distressing details. At least two more women have come forward with allegations of abuse at the hands of a retired priest at Fort Alexander residential school in Manitoba. Maureen Fontaine, 67, is one of them. “I was a young age, and I had to go to …

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Women have sucked up the pain of birth control devices for decades, but do they have to?

When she was in her late 20s, Katie O’Byrne heard about a newer product that promised to eliminate all pregnancy risk without needing to remember to take a birth control pill each day.  Back in 2010, she paid $450 for the hormonal intrauterine device, or IUD. The tiny T-shaped device — first …

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Upstart Maritime basketball league hopes to keep women on the court

The Maritime Women’s Basketball Association (MWBA) was made for people like Ellen Hatt. Hatt, a 25-year-old from Halifax, finished her four-year run on the Acadia women’s basketball team in 2019. Graduation, however, brought an abrupt end to her basketball career. “It was such an identity for me. But there was …

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