Canada clings to last playoff spot at world curling championships despite loss to Japan

Kerri Einarson’s five-game winning streak ended Thursday afternoon as Canada lost a 7-5 decision to Sayaka Yoshimura of Japan at the World Women’s Curling Championship. Einarson, who picked up a crazy 10-8 victory over Denmark’s Madeleine Dupont in the morning’s draw, fell to 6-6 as she clung to sixth and final place in the playoffs. Denmark (5-5) was alone in […]

Tax agency auditors overwhelmed by tax giants: union

Canada Revenue Agency officials are “overwhelmed” by “tax giants” when it comes to cracking down on extraterritorial tax cheats, union leader representing CRA auditors said Thursday to deputies. Debi Daviau, President of the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC), said her members are passionate about their work, but they need a better structure and the right tools […]

Possible closure of Line 5 does not threaten Canada’s energy security: Ambassador

Canada’s Ambassador to the United States says that while the potential closure of Line 5 is a serious problem, it does not threaten Canada’s national energy security. “This is not a threat to Canada’s national economic or energy security,” Kristen Hillman told CBC News Network. Power and politics Thursday. “I think this is a significant dispute or disagreement that exists […]

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 […]