Canadian snowboarder Max Parrot wins Laureus World Comeback of the Year award

Canadian Olympic snowboarder Max Parrot bought gear on Thursday, winning the Laureus World Comeback of the Year Award after defeating cancer from Hodgkin’s lymphoma to win multiple gold medals at the X Games. The Bromont, Que. Native defeated Alex Smith (NFL), Alex Morgan (USA Soccer), Daniel Bard (MLB), Mikaela Shiffren (USA Skiing) and Kento Monota (Badminton, Japan) for the prize. […]

Brazilian police raid Rio slum kills 25, authorities say

Police targeting drug traffickers raided a slum in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday and at least one policeman and two dozen others died after being shot, authorities said. The Civil Police press office confirmed the deaths of the cop and 24 suspected “criminals” in a message to the Associated Press. A police helicopter flew over the Jacarezinho slums as heavily […]

Trudeau’s Chief of Staff to Appear Before Defense Committee

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s chief of staff, Katie Telford, will appear before a parliamentary committee on Friday afternoon, CBC News has learned. Telford offered to appear before the Standing Committee on National Defense after a week in which she was the target of Conservative attacks over her role in the military misconduct scandal rocking the Canadian Forces. Last week, the […]

Einarson improves Canada’s playoff chances with 5th straight win in curling world

A wild 10-8 victory over Denmark on Thursday extended Canada’s winning streak to five games and improved Kerri Einarson’s chances of reaching the playoffs at the World Women’s Curling Championship. Her Manitoba team stole a single in the ninth end and forced Danish captain Madeleine Dupont to concede before throwing her last stone in the 10th. “It was both ways […]

Canada boycots events marking United Nations anti-racism conference over concerns over anti-Israel statements

The federal government has announced that it will boycott events commemorating the 20th anniversary of a United Nations anti-racism conference in South Africa, citing the legacy of criticism of Israel. A government spokesperson said Canada will join the United States and Australia, which have already announced that they will not attend any of the commemorations scheduled for September. “Canada remains […]

Albert Pujols’ tenure at Angels ends after being appointed

Albert Pujols was nominated for an assignment by the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday, abruptly ending the 41-year-old slugger superstar’s decade with his second major league team. The Angels announced the move a day after Pujols was out of their lineup for the club’s fourth straight loss in freefall. He was in the final season of a 10-year, $ 240 […]