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Canada Artistic Swimming plans to ‘rip off the band-aid’ to create better environment

Canada Artistic Swimming plans to ‘rip off the band-aid’ to create better environment

North Carolina's Myles Dorn (1) celebrates a big stop with teammate Patrice Rene (5) during the first quarter of the team's NCAA college football game against Miami in Chapel Hill, N.C., Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. Canadian Rene appears set to return to North Carolina's lineup in time for the No. 15 Tarheels' rivalry game against Virginia and a potential all-Canadian showdown. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Chris Seward

Canadian Patrice Rene appears set to return to North Carolina’s lineup after injury

Canadian Patrice Rene appears set to return to North Carolina’s lineup after injury

North Carolina's Myles Dorn (1) celebrates a big stop with teammate Patrice Rene (5) during the first quarter of the team's NCAA college football game against Miami in Chapel Hill, N.C., Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. Canadian Rene appears set to return to North Carolina's lineup in time for the No. 15 Tarheels' rivalry game against Virginia and a potential all-Canadian showdown. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Chris Seward
Regina Pats defenceman Cale Fleury (4) tries to clear OHL Hamilton Bulldogs forward Nicholas Caamano (10) from in front of the net during third period Memorial Cup semifinal action in Regina on Friday, May, 25, 2018. The Ontario Hockey League will not have bodychecking this coming season. Lisa MacLeod, Ontario's minister of sport, confirmed the decision on Friday afternoon.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

MacLeod: No bodychecking allowed in upcoming Ontario Hockey League season

MacLeod: No bodychecking allowed in upcoming Ontario Hockey League season

Regina Pats defenceman Cale Fleury (4) tries to clear OHL Hamilton Bulldogs forward Nicholas Caamano (10) from in front of the net during third period Memorial Cup semifinal action in Regina on Friday, May, 25, 2018. The Ontario Hockey League will not have bodychecking this coming season. Lisa MacLeod, Ontario's minister of sport, confirmed the decision on Friday afternoon.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Vancouver Whitecaps head coach Marc Dos Santos walks onto the field before an MLS soccer match against the San Jose Earthquakes in Vancouver on Saturday, July 20, 2019. In a season full of adversity, the Vancouver Whitecaps have been dealt yet another blow in their quest for the playoffs. Major League Soccer has announced that post-season placements will be determined on points per game due to an unbalanced schedule caused by COVID-19 outbreak. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

‘We just have to deal with it’: Whitecaps’ path to playoffs gets a little rockier

‘We just have to deal with it’: Whitecaps’ path to playoffs gets a little rockier

Vancouver Whitecaps head coach Marc Dos Santos walks onto the field before an MLS soccer match against the San Jose Earthquakes in Vancouver on Saturday, July 20, 2019. In a season full of adversity, the Vancouver Whitecaps have been dealt yet another blow in their quest for the playoffs. Major League Soccer has announced that post-season placements will be determined on points per game due to an unbalanced schedule caused by COVID-19 outbreak. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Colorado Avalanche goalie Pavel Francouz (39) makes the save on Minnesota Wild's Alex Galchenyuk (27) during third period NHL exhibition game action in Edmonton, on Wednesday July 29, 2020. Galchenyuk says his new team is getting a motivated player with something to prove. The forward signed a one-year, US$1.05-million contract with the Ottawa Senators in free agency earlier this week. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Alex Galchenyuk eager for fresh start with Senators: ‘I have a lot to prove’

Alex Galchenyuk eager for fresh start with Senators: ‘I have a lot to prove’

Colorado Avalanche goalie Pavel Francouz (39) makes the save on Minnesota Wild's Alex Galchenyuk (27) during third period NHL exhibition game action in Edmonton, on Wednesday July 29, 2020. Galchenyuk says his new team is getting a motivated player with something to prove. The forward signed a one-year, US$1.05-million contract with the Ottawa Senators in free agency earlier this week. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Canadian junior men’s finalist Krats gets call to fill in on Team Gushue

Canadian junior men’s finalist Krats gets call to fill in on Team Gushue

“Callous and cowardly:” Alberta woman who shot husband sentenced to 18 years

“Callous and cowardly:” Alberta woman who shot husband sentenced to 18 years

Quebec Premier François Legault speaks to the media at the COVID-19 press briefing Monday, Oct. 26, 2020 in Montreal. Canada's premiers are growing impatient with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's failure to schedule a meeting to discuss their demand for at least $28 billion more each year for health care. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Premiers call on PM to schedule meeting on health funding without delay

Premiers call on PM to schedule meeting on health funding without delay

Quebec Premier François Legault speaks to the media at the COVID-19 press briefing Monday, Oct. 26, 2020 in Montreal. Canada's premiers are growing impatient with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's failure to schedule a meeting to discuss their demand for at least $28 billion more each year for health care. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Federal Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Marco Mendicino speaks at a news conference in Montreal, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Canada seeks to increase immigration over next three years even as pandemic rages on

Canada seeks to increase immigration over next three years even as pandemic rages on

Federal Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Marco Mendicino speaks at a news conference in Montreal, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Halloween hay bales with protective masks are shown at the Markham Fairgrounds during the COVID-19 pandemic in Markham, Ont., on Monday, October 19, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Trick or Treat? Experts divided on letting kids go out on Halloween due to COVID risk

Trick or Treat? Experts divided on letting kids go out on Halloween due to COVID risk

Halloween hay bales with protective masks are shown at the Markham Fairgrounds during the COVID-19 pandemic in Markham, Ont., on Monday, October 19, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
A man walks past the lineup for Covid19 Assessments at Toronto Western Hospital in Toronto on Tuesday October 27, 2020. New federal projections suggest that Canadians need to cut a quarter of their contacts to keep the COVID-19 outbreak from resurging. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Canadians need to cut contacts by a quarter to control COVID-19 outbreak: Tam

Canadians need to cut contacts by a quarter to control COVID-19 outbreak: Tam

A man walks past the lineup for Covid19 Assessments at Toronto Western Hospital in Toronto on Tuesday October 27, 2020. New federal projections suggest that Canadians need to cut a quarter of their contacts to keep the COVID-19 outbreak from resurging. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Vancouver author Julie Flett is shown in a handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO

‘Birdsong’ by Julie Flett wins $50K children’s literature award

‘Birdsong’ by Julie Flett wins $50K children’s literature award

Vancouver author Julie Flett is shown in a handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO
Children wait using physical distancing while getting their picture taken at picture day at St. Barnabas Catholic School during the COVID-19 pandemic in Scarborough, Ont., on Tuesday, October 27, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Sanitizer, masks and smiles mark an unusual school photo day for a COVID-19 year

Sanitizer, masks and smiles mark an unusual school photo day for a COVID-19 year

Children wait using physical distancing while getting their picture taken at picture day at St. Barnabas Catholic School during the COVID-19 pandemic in Scarborough, Ont., on Tuesday, October 27, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Shawn Mendes is shown in the documentary "Shawn Mendes: In Wonder," in this undated handout photo. Netflix debuts the documentary "Shawn Mendes: In Wonder," a glimpse behind the curtain of the Canadian pop singer's life, on Nov. 23. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Netflix

Shawn Mendes shines and holiday movies stack up in November streaming highlights

Shawn Mendes shines and holiday movies stack up in November streaming highlights

Shawn Mendes is shown in the documentary "Shawn Mendes: In Wonder," in this undated handout photo. Netflix debuts the documentary "Shawn Mendes: In Wonder," a glimpse behind the curtain of the Canadian pop singer's life, on Nov. 23. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Netflix
The offices of SNC Lavalin are seen Monday, March 26, 2012 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

SNC stock touches 52-week low after Q3 loss linked to arbitration, COVID precautions

SNC stock touches 52-week low after Q3 loss linked to arbitration, COVID precautions

The offices of SNC Lavalin are seen Monday, March 26, 2012 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Imperial Oil logo at the company's annual meeting in Calgary on April 28, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Imperial Oil ekes out Q3 profit as Kearl oilsands mine rebounds from outage

Imperial Oil ekes out Q3 profit as Kearl oilsands mine rebounds from outage

Imperial Oil logo at the company's annual meeting in Calgary on April 28, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
A sign board in Toronto shows the closing number for the TSX on Thursday October 29, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Spooked investors push North American stock markets to worst week since March

Spooked investors push North American stock markets to worst week since March

A sign board in Toronto shows the closing number for the TSX on Thursday October 29, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Truck driver Jaskirat Singh Sidhu walks into the Kerry Vickar Centre for his sentencing in Melfort, Sask., Friday, March 22, 2019. nbsp;A lawyer representing the truck driver responsible for the deadly Humboldt Broncos bus collision says he wants to stay in Canada once released from prison. nbsp; THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kayle Neis

Truck driver responsible for Humboldt Broncos crash seeks to stay in Canada

Jaskirat Singh Sidhu was sentenced to eight years after pleading guilty to multiple charges

Truck driver Jaskirat Singh Sidhu walks into the Kerry Vickar Centre for his sentencing in Melfort, Sask., Friday, March 22, 2019. nbsp;A lawyer representing the truck driver responsible for the deadly Humboldt Broncos bus collision says he wants to stay in Canada once released from prison. nbsp; THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kayle Neis
In this file photo, Nicholas Bennett was one of 13 swimmers set to compete for Canada at the Lima 2019 Parapan Am Games this summer. (Swimming Canada photo)

Swimming Canada urges pools to accommodate youth, says can be done safely

Participation of nine and 10-year-olds down 60 per cent

In this file photo, Nicholas Bennett was one of 13 swimmers set to compete for Canada at the Lima 2019 Parapan Am Games this summer. (Swimming Canada photo)
Team Newfoundland and Labrador skip Brad Gushue poses with the Brier Tankard trophy after defeating Team Alberta in the Brier curling final in Kingston, Ont., on Sunday, March 8, 2020. Gushue experienced mixed emotions as he prepared to throw practice stones for the first time this season. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Reigning Brier champions Team Brad Gushue making season debut this week in Halifax

Gushue, Nichols and Gallant practising together again

Team Newfoundland and Labrador skip Brad Gushue poses with the Brier Tankard trophy after defeating Team Alberta in the Brier curling final in Kingston, Ont., on Sunday, March 8, 2020. Gushue experienced mixed emotions as he prepared to throw practice stones for the first time this season. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick