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Glenn only player to have CFL rights held by all nine teams after joining Eskimos

Kevin Glenn

EDMONTON — Kevin Glenn is now nine-for-nine over his CFL career. The veteran quarterback signed with the Edmonton Eskimos on Monday. The CFL said that makes Glenn the only player in its history to have had his rights held by all nine franchises. Glenn, a 17-year CFL veteran, was part of both the Ottawa Redblacks and Toronto Argonauts but never played a game for either franchise. Glenn played on three occasions with the Saskatchewan Roughriders (2001-03, 2015, 2017) and twice for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2004-08, 2016). The 38-year-old DetroitRead More

Virtue, Moir win eighth Canadian ice dance title

Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue

VANCOUVER — Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are big believers in pushing boundaries. So when they returned to the competitive arena last season after a two-year hiatus, the three-time world champions weren’t content with being the same skaters that left the sport after their silver medal performance at the Sochi Olympics. Virtue and Moir won their eighth Canadian ice dance title Saturday, with a program to music from “Moulin Rouge!” that was both passionate and provocative. In one particularly steamy lift that prompted questions from reporters, Virtue sticks a toeRead More

Singer gets anonymous gift to watch Duhamel and Radford skate to her song

Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford

VANCOUVER — Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford’s skate to April Meservy’s cover of U2’s “With or Without You” drew the singer herself to Vancouver on Friday. The singer/songwriter from Reno, Nev., was at Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre to see Duhamel and Radford easily win the pairs short program at the Canadian figure skating championships. Meservy said in an Instagram post that the trip to Vancouver for herself and two friends was an anonymous gift. “I was shocked to tears to read a letter informing me that flights, hotel, andRead More

Former Wolves player makes Team Canada’s hockey team

Former Wolves player makes Team Canada’s hockey team

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Transport Canada lifts temporary speed limit after no whales spotted in Gulf

Right whales

OTTAWA – A temporary speed limit imposed on ships in the Gulf of St. Lawrence has been lifted. The speed limit was imposed in August in an effort to help North Atlantic right whales avoid being fatally struck by ships. Seventeen of the highly endangered whales died off the east coasts of Canada and the United States last year, 12 of them in the Gulf. Transport Minister Marc Garneau says no whales have been spotted in recent weeks, so the speed restriction is being lifted to help ships navigate safelyRead More

Breakaway barge carrying millions of litres of fuel to be towed from B.C. to Alaska

BELLA BELLA, B.C. – A British Columbia First Nation is breathing a sigh of relief as a barge carrying millions of litres of fuel was removed from its harbour on the central coast. The barge broke away from a U.S.-registered tugboat, the Jake Shearer, southwest of Bella Bella last Sunday. Heiltsuk Chief Councillor Marilyn Slett says it’s “terrifying” to consider the damage that could have been caused if a spill occurred. The barge was carrying 12.5 million litres of diesel and gasoline, which Slett says is four times the volumeRead More

Public art installation in downtown Calgary underpass draws ire from across the pond

Another city-funded art piece is drawing some attention after a comedian from the United Kingdom says it involves photos of her and her colleagues and was installed without their knowledge. ‘Snapshots’ was installed along the 4 Street S.W. underpass in 2015 at a cost of $20,000 and went relatively unnoticed until U.K.-based comedian Bisha Ali posted on social media that the portraits used in the exhibit were of her and her fellow comedians. Ali says she’s upset because neither she nor any of the other subjects gave their consent toRead More

Homeowner hit with bear spray during break and enter at rural residence east of Calgary

RCMP are working to track down three suspects who assaulted a homeowner with bear spray at a residence north of Conrich earlier this month. Police were called to a home east of Calgary on November 17 at about 4:45 p.m. and say the homeowner was in an outbuilding when he saw a suspicious vehicle parked in the driveway. He approached the vehicle and was speaking with a woman in the car when two males came out of the residence and assaulted him with bear spray. The offenders fled the sceneRead More

Western wins Vanier Cup with 39-17 victory over Laval

Gregory Strong, The Canadian Press Published Saturday, November 25, 2017 4:35PM EST Last Updated Saturday, November 25, 2017 6:24PM EST HAMILTON — The powerful Western Mustangs have been relentless throughout their undefeated season. Not even the top-ranked defence in the country could come close to slowing them down. Western quarterback Chris Merchant threw for 276 yards and ran for two touchdowns himself as the Mustangs defeated the Laval Rouge et Or 39-17 on Saturday to win the Vanier Cup. Running back Cedric Joseph also scored two touchdowns as the 12-0Read More

Annual tree lot kicks off 25 years of tradition

The Kitchener Scouts have officially launched their 25th annual Christmas tree fundraiser. On Friday evening, hundreds of fresh-cut trees were delivered to the make-shift tree lot at the back of the Home Hardware parking lot on Victoria Street North in Kitchener. Dozens of volunteers were on hand to help unload, unwrap, tag, and sort over 400 fraser fir, balsam fir, and scotch pine trees. Scouter Jim Carse has been organizing the sale for more than 15 years. He says the money raised from the annual project goes directly to the localRead More