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Laurier defensive lineman Boateng performs well at CFL combine in Regina

By The Canadian Press March 25, 2017 - 3:22pm Updated: March 25, 2017 - 3:45pm

He came to the CFL combine as the top-ranked prospect and Kwaku Boateng lived up to that billing.

The Wilfrid Laurier defensive end showed his athleticism in the...

PM: UN peacekeeping mission possible in 2017, even though Canada mum on details

By The Canadian Press March 25, 2017 - 3:16pm Updated: March 25, 2017 - 3:45pm

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is not ruling out sending troops to a peacekeeping mission this year, even though Canada has not yet told the United Nations what it is...

Halifax man charged for assaulting distracted texter, police say

By The Canadian Press March 25, 2017 - 2:47pm Updated: March 25, 2017 - 3:15pm

HALIFAX — A Halifax man has been charged with assault after he became enraged by a fellow pedestrian distracted by her cellphone, police say.

Halifax Regional Police ...

Parks Canada re-opens beach on Vancouver Island after wolf attack last week

By The Canadian Press March 25, 2017 - 1:00pm Updated: March 25, 2017 - 1:30pm

UCLUELET, B.C. — A popular section of a national park on Vancouver Island that was closed following a wolf attack last week has re-opened.

Parks Canada says Wickaninnish...

Canada gets win in Zambrano's first game in charge of men's national program

By The Canadian Press March 25, 2017 - 12:53pm Updated: March 25, 2017 - 1:15pm

DOHA, Qatar — Caniggia Elva scored as Canada edged Uzbekistan 1-0 in an under-23 game Saturday in Octavio Zambrano's first game in charge of Canada Soccer's men's national team...

NBA bans Joakim Noah 20 games for drug violation

By The Canadian Press March 25, 2017 - 11:45am Updated: March 25, 2017 - 12:15pm

Joakim Noah of the New York Knicks was suspended 20 games without pay for violating the league's anti-drug policy.

He tested positive for a substance found in some over-...

Canada's O'Brien wins silver in final World Cup snowboard slopestyle of season

By The Canadian Press March 25, 2017 - 10:11am Updated: March 25, 2017 - 10:30am

SPINDLERUV MLYN, Czech Republic — Canada's Spencer O'Brien finished second in the final World Cup snowboard slopestyle race of the season on Saturday.

Zoi Sadowski...

Several women's players spurn worlds inquiry from USA Hockey

By The Canadian Press March 25, 2017 - 9:59am Updated: March 25, 2017 - 1:15pm

As sports organizations and notable hockey figures express support of the U.S. women's team, several players say they rejected overtures from USA Hockey to serve as...

Russia's Sidorova wins world curling semifinal to set up rematch with Homan

By The Canadian Press March 25, 2017 - 9:04am Updated: March 25, 2017 - 9:30am

BEIJING — Russia's Anna Sidorova defeated Sweden's Anna Hasselborg 9-3 in Saturday's semifinal at the world women's curling championship to set up a rematch with Canada's...

Coach Francois Ratier chooses veteran women's rugby squad to face U.S.

By The Canadian Press March 25, 2017 - 8:47am Updated: March 25, 2017 - 1:15pm

Canadian coach Francois Ratier has chosen a veteran squad for next week's two-match women's rugby Can-Am Series against the U.S.

Canada, currently ranked third in the...

No winning ticket for $15 million jackpot in Friday night's Lotto Max draw

By The Canadian Press March 25, 2017 - 5:50am Updated: March 25, 2017 - 6:15am

TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $15 million jackpot in Friday night's Lotto Max draw.

The jackpot for the next draw on March 31 will be approximately $24...

Three ways federal politics touched Canadians this week, the Budget 2017 edition

By The Canadian Press March 25, 2017 - 5:30am Updated: March 25, 2017 - 6:00am

OTTAWA — It's been dubbed the innovation-and-skills budget, the feminist budget, the do-nothing budget, the do-it-later budget, the wait-and-see budget.

Whether or not...

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