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University of Wisconsin Badgers midfielder Victoria Pickett controls the ball against Illinois, at the McClimon Soccer Complex October 28, 2018 in Madison Wisconsin in this handout photo. The Canadian Pickett looks to take the next step in her soccer career Wednesday evening at the NWSL draft. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Tom Lynn, Wisconsin Athletic Communications

Badgers coach says Canadian midfielder Victoria Pickett has the talent to go pro

Pickett was a 2018 MAC Hermann semifinalist and First Team All-American

University of Wisconsin Badgers midfielder Victoria Pickett controls the ball against Illinois, at the McClimon Soccer Complex October 28, 2018 in Madison Wisconsin in this handout photo. The Canadian Pickett looks to take the next step in her soccer career Wednesday evening at the NWSL draft. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Tom Lynn, Wisconsin Athletic Communications
In this Jan. 15, 2013, file photo, Canada’s Rebecca Marino hits a backhand return to China’s Peng Shuai during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia. (File photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
In this Jan. 15, 2013, file photo, Canada’s Rebecca Marino hits a backhand return to China’s Peng Shuai during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia. (File photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Shaw Communications logos are shown on display at the company’s annual meeting in Calgary, Jan. 17, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Shaw Communications reports $163M Q1 profit, up from $162M a year ago

Record wireless subscriber growth in the quarter

Shaw Communications logos are shown on display at the company’s annual meeting in Calgary, Jan. 17, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Afghan women attend an election campaign by Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. An internal review of the nearly $1 billion in foreign aid that Canada quietly spent in Afghanistan in the six years after the Canadian military pulled out has found some successes but also many failures, especially when it comes to helping women and girls. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Rafiq Maqbool

Review finds successes, failures in Liberals’ feminist aid approach in Afghanistan

$966 million in Canadian foreign aid spent since 2014

Afghan women attend an election campaign by Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. An internal review of the nearly $1 billion in foreign aid that Canada quietly spent in Afghanistan in the six years after the Canadian military pulled out has found some successes but also many failures, especially when it comes to helping women and girls. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Rafiq Maqbool
Crowds of people line up outside an electronics store in Toronto on Sunday November 22, 2020. New polling from Leger and the Association of Canadian Studies suggests some Canadians feel their mental health has declined as the pandemic has rolled on, with the impacts potentially striking women and visible minorities more than others. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Pandemic worsening mental health for women more than men, poll suggests

Worsening mental health high for single parents

Crowds of people line up outside an electronics store in Toronto on Sunday November 22, 2020. New polling from Leger and the Association of Canadian Studies suggests some Canadians feel their mental health has declined as the pandemic has rolled on, with the impacts potentially striking women and visible minorities more than others. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Tiger-Cats re-sign 2019 top offensive lineman Chris Van Zeyl

Tiger-Cats re-sign 2019 top offensive lineman Chris Van Zeyl

The Winnipeg Jets run drills during their NHL training camp in Winnipeg, Monday, January 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

‘We’re just not young anymore’: Winnipeg Jets shift gears to performance mode

‘We’re just not young anymore’: Winnipeg Jets shift gears to performance mode

The Winnipeg Jets run drills during their NHL training camp in Winnipeg, Monday, January 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
Vancouver Canucks right wing Brock Boeser (6), centre Elias Pettersson (40) and centre Bo Horvat (53) take part in a team training camp in Vancouver, Tuesday, January 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

‘We’ve got to back that up’: Playoff run raises the bar for Vancouver Canucks

‘We’ve got to back that up’: Playoff run raises the bar for Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver Canucks right wing Brock Boeser (6), centre Elias Pettersson (40) and centre Bo Horvat (53) take part in a team training camp in Vancouver, Tuesday, January 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Calgary’s National Sport School that produces Olympic champions avoids axe

Calgary’s National Sport School that produces Olympic champions avoids axe

Walker’s appeal denied, Canadian show jumping team remains disqualified from Tokyo

Walker’s appeal denied, Canadian show jumping team remains disqualified from Tokyo

Alberta town working around its MLA to get things done: mayor

Alberta town working around its MLA to get things done: mayor

Curlers sweep a rock during in Brandon, Man., on March 5, 2019. The fields are slowly filling up for the upcoming national curling championships, providing a beacon of sporting light in a dreary season for competitive players.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Curling bubble plans provide hope for some teams, while others left disappointed

Curling bubble plans provide hope for some teams, while others left disappointed

Curlers sweep a rock during in Brandon, Man., on March 5, 2019. The fields are slowly filling up for the upcoming national curling championships, providing a beacon of sporting light in a dreary season for competitive players.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Adam Cracknell (27), Kris Russell (4) and Ryan McLeod (70) take part in a scrimmage at the Edmonton Oilers training camp in Edmonton, Alta., on Thursday January 7, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Edmonton Oilers want playoff push in addition to regular-season success

Edmonton Oilers want playoff push in addition to regular-season success

Adam Cracknell (27), Kris Russell (4) and Ryan McLeod (70) take part in a scrimmage at the Edmonton Oilers training camp in Edmonton, Alta., on Thursday January 7, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
A courtroom at the Edmonton Law Courts building, in Edmonton on June 28, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Medical examiner testifies woman suffered horrific injury at Edmonton hotel

Medical examiner testifies woman suffered horrific injury at Edmonton hotel

A courtroom at the Edmonton Law Courts building, in Edmonton on June 28, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Calgary Flames goalie Jacob Markstrom, right, talks with goaltending coach Jordan Sigalet, centre, as goalie David Rittich looks on during a training camp practice in Calgary, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Tkachuk says high time Calgary Flames get beyond first round of NHL playoffs

Tkachuk says high time Calgary Flames get beyond first round of NHL playoffs

Calgary Flames goalie Jacob Markstrom, right, talks with goaltending coach Jordan Sigalet, centre, as goalie David Rittich looks on during a training camp practice in Calgary, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Cardiac care boss urges support for stressed-out hospital doctors, nurses, staff

Cardiac care boss urges support for stressed-out hospital doctors, nurses, staff

Rajat Ram, of Toronto, as shown in this undated handout image, decided the pandemic was a good time to go back to school for a three-year course on data analytics and programming at George Brown College. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO

Post-secondary students consider skipping fall semester amid pandemic

Post-secondary students consider skipping fall semester amid pandemic

Rajat Ram, of Toronto, as shown in this undated handout image, decided the pandemic was a good time to go back to school for a three-year course on data analytics and programming at George Brown College. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO

‘A firecracker:’ Colleagues mourn Edmonton-area care aide who died from COVID-19

‘A firecracker:’ Colleagues mourn Edmonton-area care aide who died from COVID-19

Nunavut's flag flies on a pole in Ottawa on Tuesday, June 30, 2020. As vaccines against COVID-19 start to roll out across Nunavut this week, the territory's officials are urging residents to get vaccinated. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Nunavut officials urge residents to get COVID vaccine, about 400 shots given so far

Nunavut officials urge residents to get COVID vaccine, about 400 shots given so far

Nunavut's flag flies on a pole in Ottawa on Tuesday, June 30, 2020. As vaccines against COVID-19 start to roll out across Nunavut this week, the territory's officials are urging residents to get vaccinated. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau provides an update on the COVID-19 pandemic from Rideau Cottage in Ottawa on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Ontario issues stay-at-home order as COVID-19 threatens to overwhelm hospitals

Ontario issues stay-at-home order as COVID-19 threatens to overwhelm hospitals

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau provides an update on the COVID-19 pandemic from Rideau Cottage in Ottawa on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick