January 17th, 2021

Federal Election

No place for ‘far right’ in Conservative Party, Erin O’Toole says

By Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press on January 17th, 2021

OTTAWA – Federal Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole pushed back against attempts to link his party to Trump-style politics on Sunday, saying there is “no place for the far right” in the Tories while accusing the Liberals of divisive dirty tricks. In a statement Sunday, O’Toole asserted his own views on such issues as abortion, gay ... Read More »

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Victoria firefighters use homeowners’ jackhammer to rescue cat trapped in tiny pipe

By The Canadian Press on January 17th, 2021

VICTORIA – A Victoria firefighter says using a jackhammer and other home repair tools to save a cat stuck in a tiny basement drainpipe ranks as the strangest rescue call he’s been on in his 20-year career. Capt. Tim Hanley says he and three other firefighters spent more than two hours using sledgehammers and a ... Read More »

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Roman Sadovsky wins the Challenge, his only event of the figure skating season

By The Canadian Press on January 17th, 2021

Roman Sadovsky won the virtual Skate Canada Challenge, his only competition in a season erased by COVID-19. The 21-year-old from Vaughan, Ont., the leader after the short program, landed a pair of quad jumps in his free skate to Snow Patrol’s “Chasing Cars,” scoring 262.01 points overall. Nam Nguyen of Toronto was second with 256.43, ... Read More »

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COVID-19 hospitalizations drop in Quebec and Ontario; cases spike in New Brunswick

By The Canadian Press on January 17th, 2021

Quebec and Ontario both reported a drop in the number of people hospitalized for COVID-19 today, even as over 100 people lost their lives to the disease in the two provinces and New Brunswick reported a new single-day high for new infections. Ontario reported 69 new deaths and Quebec reported 50 as the two provinces ... Read More »

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Canada’s Lewis Irving claims bronze at World Cup aerials event

By The Canadian Press on January 17th, 2021

YAROSLAVL, Russia – Canada’s Lewis Irving picked up the bronze medal at a World Cup aerials freestlye skiing competition Sunday. Irving, from Quebec City, finished third with a score of 120.36 points for the fourth podium finish of his World Cup career. Russians took the top two spots, with Maxim Burov (125.34 points) winning gold ... Read More »

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Prada intros anti-uniform during all-digital Fashion Week

By Colleen Barry, The Associated Press on January 17th, 2021

MILAN – No traffic jams, no rush to the next venue, no front rows – not even socially distanced. Milan Fashion Week is unfolding entirely on computer screens and social media platforms this round for the first time ever, as the persistent virus resurgence dashed any hopes of even a handful of physical shows. Luxury ... Read More »

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Canada forward Jonathan David scores late winner for Lille agaist Reims

By The Associated Press on January 17th, 2021

PARIS – Canadian forward Jonathan David used his speed to strike in injury-time Sunday as Lille rallied to beat Reims 2-1 in French league play. Lille (12-2-6) fell behind to winger Arber Zeneli’s goal late in the first half. After Jonathan Bamba hit a fine equalizer shortly after the break, curling in from just outside ... Read More »

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Canadian forward Cyle Larin plays provider in Besiktas win over Istanbul rival

By The Canadian Press on January 17th, 2021

ISTANBUL – Canadian forward Cyle Larin played provider Sunday, helping set up league-leading Besiktas’ insurance goal in stoppage time for a 2-0 win over Istanbul rival Galatasaray. French winger Georges-Kevin Nkoudou was the beneficiary after a poor touch by Galatasaray’ defender Christian Luyindama, attempting to cut out a Besiktas pass, sent the ball straight to ... Read More »

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Kremlin critic Navalny detained after landing in Moscow

By Mstyslav Chernov, The Associated Press on January 17th, 2021

MOSCOW – Russia’s prison service said opposition leader Alexei Navalny was detained at a Moscow airport after returning from Germany on Sunday. The prison service said he was detained for multiple violations of parole and terms of a suspended prison sentence and would be held in custody until a court makes a decision in his ... Read More »

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Curling Alberta decision will have ripple effect on potential wild-card teams

By Gregory Strong, The Canadian Press on January 17th, 2021

Never has so little curling action created so many headlines ahead of the national championships. With many teams, clubs and provincial playdowns on ice due to the pandemic, several curling associations have had to get creative in this most unusual season. Curling Canada is no exception. The national federation added two more wild-card teams to ... Read More »

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Decision on Belarus hockey worlds near amid sponsor pressure

By James Ellingworth, The Associated Press on January 17th, 2021

DÃœSSELDORF, Germany – The International Ice Hockey Federation will make a decision in the coming days on whether to pull its world championship from Belarus as pressure increases from sponsors over a crackdown on opposition groups in the country. German motor oil manufacturer Liqui Moly said Sunday it would cancel its sponsorship deal if the ... Read More »

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