January 24th, 2022

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Yandle ties NHL Iron Man mark; Flyers lose 12th straight

By Dan Gelston, The Associated Press on January 24th, 2022

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Keith Yandle tied the NHL record for consecutive games played with 964 and the Philadelphia Flyers tied a franchise record with their 12th straight winless game, losing 3-1 to the Dallas Stars on Monday night. Jason Robertson scored the go-ahead goal with 3:25 left and Joe Pavelski added an empty-netter to seal ... Read More »

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Duszak’s ovetime goal gives Toronto Marlies 4-3 road win over Grand Rapids Griffins

By The Canadian Press on January 24th, 2022

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Joseph Duszak scored 38 seconds into overtime to give the Toronto Marlies a 4-3 win over the Grand Rapids Griffins in an American Hockey League game Tuesday night. Brett Seney scored at 18:05 of the third to force overtime for Toronto (19-12-2-1). Antti Suomela and Semyon Der-Arguchintsev had the other goals. ... Read More »

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Soldiers declare military junta in control in Burkina Faso

By Sam Mednick, The Associated Press on January 24th, 2022

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) – More than a dozen mutinous soldiers declared Monday on state television that a military junta had seized control of Burkina Faso after detaining the democratically elected president following a day of gunbattles in the capital of the West African country. The military coup in a nation that was once a ... Read More »

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Spending a ‘marked departure’ from former B.C. legislature clerk’s duties, Crown says

By Amy Smart, The Canadian Press on January 24th, 2022

VANCOUVER – A book on beekeeping, a wood splitter and a cushion decorated with the Union Jack and the words “God Save the Queen,” are among the items that a special prosecutor alleges former B.C. legislature clerk Craig James improperly paid for with government dollars. David Butcher began arguments Monday in James’s B.C. Supreme Court ... Read More »

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Alberta responds as COVID-19 calls swamping emergency medical response

By Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press on January 24th, 2022

EDMONTON – Alberta Health Minister Jason Copping says an emergency response crisis in southern Alberta last week highlights the need to do more to alleviate stress in a network dangerously strained by COVID-19 and other factors. Copping referred to four emergency calls coming in simultaneously in Airdrie, on Calgary’s northern outskirts, which forced one medically ... Read More »

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Mystery persists in Canada-U. S. border tragedy; accused human smuggler freed on bond

By James McCarten, The Canadian Press on January 24th, 2022

FARGO, N.D. – Efforts to identify four family members who died at the edge of Canada’s frigid hinterland plodded along Monday as a U.S. judge released the man at the centre of what investigators say was an organized human-smuggling enterprise. Indo Canadian community leaders say they’ve been fielding phone calls from people in India, fearful ... Read More »

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Biden answers inflation query by calling Fox reporter SOB

By Josh Boak, The Associated Press on January 24th, 2022

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Joe Biden responded to a question about inflation on Monday by calling a Fox News reporter a vulgarity. The president was in the East Room of the White House for a meeting of his Competition Council, which is focused on changing regulations and enforcing laws to help consumers deal with high ... Read More »

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B.C. Court rejects WestJet’s appeal of class action certification about baggage fees

By The Canadian Press on January 24th, 2022

VANCOUVER – The B.C. Court of Appeal has dismissed WestJet’s efforts to overturn the certification of a class-action lawsuit on baggage fees. The Calgary-based airline is alleged to have between September 2014 and March 2019 published two prices for checked bags, one that was free and then charged passengers another that was higher. WestJet ultimately ... Read More »

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At least 6 reported dead in crush at African Cup soccer game

By Edwin Kindzeka Moki And Isifu Wirfengla, The Associated Press on January 24th, 2022

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) – At least six people died in a crush outside a stadium hosting a game at Africa’s top soccer tournament in Cameroon on Monday, a local government official said, realizing fears over the capacity of the Central African country to stage the continent’s biggest sports event. Naseri Paul Biya, the governor of ... Read More »

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Federal government investigating cyberattack amid tensions with Russia

By Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press on January 24th, 2022

OTTAWA – Federal cybersecurity agencies confirmed Monday a recent cyberattack against Global Affairs Canada amid escalating tensions over a potential Russian invasion of Ukraine. The federal government is not saying who it suspects was behind the Jan. 19 attack, which has left some diplomats without access to some online services almost a week later. But ... Read More »

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Saskatchewan eschews more COVID-19 rules, Ontario saw high absences in some schools

By Adina Bresge, The Canadian Press on January 24th, 2022

Saskatchewan’s premier said his government will refrain from imposing new COVID-19 restrictions in a shift toward learning to live with the virus Monday, just as new StatCan data illustrated the human toll of the pandemic and Ontario revealed many of its schools were hit by high rates of absences. Premier Scott Moe said his Saskatchewan ... Read More »

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