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Edmonton police officer competes to become World’s Strongest Man

Edmonton police officer Tristian Hoath has set his sights on becoming the World’s Strongest Man. Hoath spent the weekend in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina competing in a series of events for the prestigious title. He’s only the fourth person from western Canada to attend the competition. “The experience has been …

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Gimli duo defeats South Korea, remains unbeaten at curling mixed doubles worlds – Winnipeg

By The Staff The Canadian Press Posted April 22, 2024 7:40 pm 1 min read Descrease article font size Increase article font size Canada’s Kadriana and Colton Lott remained undefeated at the world mixed doubles curling championship with a 6-4 win over South Korea on Monday. The husband-and-wife tandem from …

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World’s Longest Hockey Game junior edition, wraps up east of Edmonton

Descrease article font size Increase article font size For the second year in a row, kids hit the ice in support of other kids battling cancer. The 2024 edition of the World’s Longest Hockey Game took place at Saiker’s Acres in Strathcona County to raise $500,000 for the Cure Cancer …

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38 days, 5,000 km: Pair of B.C. biologists help claim victory in ‘World’s Toughest Row’

A four-woman team, including a pair of B.C. residents, has claimed victory in one of the world’s most grueling races and raised more than a quarter-million dollars for ocean conservation while they were at it. The “Salty Science” crew claimed first place in the women’s class of the World’s Toughest …

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Churchill named one of “World’s Greatest Places” by TIME Magazine – Winnipeg

Descrease article font size Increase article font size A Manitoba town is being recognized by TIME Magazine as one of 2023’s “World Greatest Places”. Churchill has made the list of 50 destinations and is being touted as a “northern wonder”. American journalist Nicholas DeRenzo nominated Churchill after visiting the town …

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Canada remains unbeaten after 9-0 rout of Japan at women’s hockey worlds

Victoria Bach and several Canadian teammates took full advantage of the sustained offensive-zone time Japan gave them in Sunday’s 9-0 win at the women’s world hockey championship. Bach scored the first world championship goal of her career on Canada’s first shot of the game, set up the first for teammate …

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UVic to offer world’s first MBA in Indigenous reconciliation

The University of Victoria is set to offer what it says is the world’s first master’s degree in Indigenous reconciliation in partnership with the B.C. Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres (BCAAFC) next year. Earlier this month, the province announced $8.4 million in funding for B.C.’s social services sector to develop …

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A quest to revive ancient heirloom grains in the world’s original breadbasket

Artisanal baking is undergoing a resurgence around the world — and that includes Israel. Hagay Ben Yehuda is one of a small number of Israeli bakers who stick close to the old ways, working by hand with organic ingredients to produce healthier, tastier bread. He is a fifth-generation baker, working at …

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Graffiti artist completes world’s tallest mural in downtown Calgary

It looms on the edge of downtown a stone’s throw from the Calgary Tower, a splash of colour amid aging buildings, railway tracks, parkades and a steady stream of traffic. It’s billed as the world’s tallest mural, painted by one of the globe’s top graffiti artists, and is part of …

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How an Ottawa beef farmer ended up raising some of the world’s priciest cattle

For Steven Velthuis, his adventures with purebred Japanese Wagyu beef began a few years ago, on a pricey night out. “I went to a baseball game, a Blue Jays game in Toronto, and I took some colleagues with me,” recalled the Osgoode cattle farmer. “And we went to a restaurant …

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