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Articles from March 3, 2012

B-C Update
(BC-Justice-Review)The lawyer who's conducting a review of B-C's justice system is looking to succeed where others have failed.Geoffrey Cowper is expected to issue a report in July containing recommendations to reform the justice system, which has seen...
Canada Opens World Junior Men's Curling Event with 8-4 Win over China: Canada Opens Curling Event Victorious
OSTERSUND, Sweden - It was a triumphant start to the world junior curling championships for Canada's Brendan Bottcher.The Edmonton skip scored five in the sixth end en route to an 8-4 decision over China in his squad's opening game in the junior men's...
Canada's Firus Claims Eighth at World Junior Figure Skating Championships: Firus Eighth at Junior Skating Championships
MINSK, Belarus - Canada's Liam Firus claimed eighth place in men's singles while teammate Kaetlyn Osmond was 10th in the women's event Saturday at the world junior figure skating championships.Han Yan became the first Chinese man to win the world title,...
Canada's Marielle Thompson Wins Women's WCup Ski Cross, Leads Overall Standings: Canada's Thompson Wins Women's WCup Ski Cross
BRANAS, Sweden - Marielle Thompson's breakout year in World Cup ski cross continued Saturday.The 19-year-old Canadian led the women's final from start to finish to move into the lead in the ladies' overall standings."It's definitely a good sport to be...
Canadian Men's Curling Championship Standings: 2012 Tim Hortons Brier Curling Standings
SASKATOON - Tim Hortons BrierRound-robin StandingsAll Times EasternSaturday ResultsFirst DrawNova Scotia 9 Northwest Territories/Yukon 5Ontario 6 New Brunswick 5Quebec 7 Manitoba 6 (extra end)Saskatchewan 8 Prince Edward Island 4Second DrawAlberta 9...
Canadian Olympic Equestrian Champ Eric Lamaze Rides Wang Chung M2S to Victory: Eric Lamaze Rides Wang Chung M2S to Victory
WELLINGTON, Fla. - Canadian Olympic champion Eric Lamaze scored his second victory of the week at the FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival, guiding Wang Chung M2S to the US$25,000 ESP Jumper Stake win on Saturday.After posting a clear round to qualify...
Carlyle a Winner in Debut Behind Leafs Bench in 3-1 Victory over Canadiens: Carlyle Gets First Win as Leafs Edge Habs 3-1
MONTREAL - It wasn't pretty hockey, but new coach Randy Carlyle wore a wide grin after the Toronto Maple Leafs delivered a victory in his first game behind the bench.Mikhail Grabovsky scored twice in the third period and the Leafs defeated the listless-looking...
Coaster Campaign against Alta Impaired Driving Law Irks MADD Canada: MADD Slams Alta Drink Coaster Campaign
EDMONTON - A campaign that uses drink coasters to oppose changes to Alberta's impaired driving legislation has drawn the ire of Mothers Against Drunk Driving.MADD Canada says in a news release that the provincial Wildrose Party makes it sound like the...
Country Youngster Hunter Hayes Credits Biggest Hit to Canadian Collaboration: Hunter Hayes Crafts Biggest Hit with Canadian
TORONTO - Hunter Hayes was nervous before his first songwriting session with Canadian Gordie Sampson, but not because of Sampson's Grammy-certified pedigree or because Hayes had just recently become an ardent fan of his music.No, Hayes was anxious because...
Dallas Eakins Disappointed He Was Passed over for Leafs Coaching Job: Eakins Disappointed He Isn't Leafs Coach
TORONTO - Dallas Eakins believes he was ready to be Ron Wilson's replacement.After his Toronto Marlies dropped a 2-1 decision to the Rochester Americans on Saturday, Eakins made clear his disappointment at not getting the head coaching job with Maple...
Don Cherry Blasts Leafs General Manager Brian Burke on Coach's Corner: Don Cherry Blasts Leafs GM Brian Burke
TORONTO - Hockey commentator Don Cherry has elevated his running feud with Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke. Cherry ripped Burke during his Coach's Corner segment on Saturday's night "Hockey Night In Canada" broadcast.He called out Burke...
Early Power-Play Goals Lift Abbotsford Heat over Texas Stars 2-1: Power Play Lifts Heat to 2-1 Win over Stars
ABBOTSFORD, B.C. - Krys Kolanos showed off a little NHL expertise in his return to the Abbotsford Heat.Kolanos and Ben Walter scored power-play goals 2:27 apart in the first period as the Heat held off the Texas Stars for a 2-1 win in American Hockey...
Harvey Races to Bronze in Cross-Country World Cup Skiathlon Pursuit Race: Canada's Harvey Races to Bronze in Pursuit
LAHTI, Finland - Canada's Alex Harvey raced to a bronze medal in a skiathlon World Cup pursuit race Saturday, his second podium finish of the season.The 23-year-old from St-Ferreol-les-Neiges, Que., crossed the finish line just 4.2 seconds back of winner...
Huskies Lineman Ben Heenan Tops List of Prospects at CFL Evaluation Camp: Heenan Tops Prospects at CFL Evaluation Camp
TORONTO - For Ben Heenan, it's the ultimate job interview.Heenan, an offensive lineman from the University of Saskatchewan, tops the list of 59 prospects eligible for this year's CFL draft who will be tested, interviewed and evaluated this weekend by...
Kampmann Submits Alves in Main Event of Televised UFC Australia Card: Kampmann Rallies to Win Down under in UFC
SYDNEY - Welterweight Martin (The Hitman) Kampmann rallied in the third round to submit Thiago (Pitbull) Alves on a televised UFC card Friday.Alves (24-8) seemed headed to a win thanks to his superior striking. But the fight turned with time running...
Kari Lehtonen Stops 19 as Dallas Stars Stifle Edmonton Oilers 3-1: Lehtonen Solid as Stars Beat Oilers 3-1
EDMONTON - Less complaining and more shots may have helped the Edmonton Oilers.Edmonton, which boasts the NHL's top-ranked power play, didn't have a single man advantage in a 3-1 loss to the Dallas Stars on Friday.Oilers head coach Tom Renney said his...
Laval, Manitoba, Queen's and Trinity Advance in CIS Men's Volleyball: Laval Defeats Calgary at CIS Men's Volleyball
KINGSTON, Ont. - Karl De Grandpre had 22 kills on 48 attacks as the No. 3 Laval Rouge et Or defeated No. 6 Calgary Dinos in four sets on Friday in quarter-final action at the CIS men's volleyball championship.The Rouge et Or won 23-25, 25-19, 25-22 and...
OHL Roundup: A Look at Saturday's Games: OHL Roundup: A Look at Saturday's Games
The playoffs haven't even started but the Plymouth Whalers are having visions of the Memorial Cup.Matt Mahalak stopped all 35 shots he faced to lead the Whalers over the Windsor Spitfires 2-0 on Saturday night in Ontario Hockey League action.Stefan Noesen...
Pandas Set Up CIS Women's Volleyball Final against UBC with Win over McGill: Pandas Meet UBC in CIS Women's Volleyball Final
HAMILTON - The top-seeded Alberta Pandas set up of an all-Canada West final against arch rival UBC at the CIS women's volleyball championship after a 3-0 win over the No. 5 McGill Martlets on Saturday.The Pandas won 25-16, 25-16, 25-23 while the No....
Pro Line Game Information from the Ontario Lottery Corp.: Pro Line Game Information from the Ontario Lottery Corp
SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. - Pro Line game information:E TIME SPT VIS HOME V+ V T H H+ O # U20 12:30p HKY BOS NYR 2.8 2 6 1.55 2.1 1.8 5.5 1.621 3:00p HKY NJ NYI 2 1.5 6.5 2.1 2.9 1.8 5.5 1.622 4:00p HKY CHI DET 2.9 2.1 6.5 1.5 2 1.9 5.5 1.5523 4:00p HKS...
Protesters to Take to the Streets to Show Displeasure with Robocalls Scandal: Robocall Protests Begin in Vancouver Saturday
VANCOUVER - Prime Minister Stephen Harper may get a sense over the next week whether the robocall scandal has struck a nerve with voters as the first of a series of protests rolled out in Vancouver on Saturday.Carrying placards and flags, chanting slogans...
QMJHL Roundup: A Look at Friday's Games: QMJHL Roundup: A Look at Friday's Games
Jonathan Huberdeau scored four goals as the Saint John Sea Dogs extended their winning streak to 16 games with a 8-1 romp over the P.E.I. Rocket in QMJHL action on Friday. Huberdeau scored the game's first three goals, and he finished the rout in the...
QMJHL Roundup: A Look at Saturday's Games: QMJHL Roundup: A Look at Saturday's Games
The Saint John Sea Dogs continued their winning streak Saturday, topping the Acadie-Bathurst Titan 5-2 in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League for their 17th straight victory.Nathan Beaulieu, Tomas Jurco, Danick Gauthier and Jonathan Huberdeau had a...
Quebec Charter Bus Trip to Casino Ends with 2 Dead; Dozens Taken to Hospital: Quebec Bus Trip to Casino Ends in Fatal Crash
PLESSISVILLE, Que. - A charter bus trip taking a group of gamblers from Thetford Mines, Que. to a casino in the United States turned deadly on Saturday when the vehicle veered off the road and flipped into a ditch, killing a man and woman on board.The...
Researchers Find Dark Matter Blob That Could Rewrite Understanding of Galaxies: Scientists Baffled by Dark Matter Mystery
VANCOUVER - Roughly 2.4 billion light years from Earth, a massive blob of a mysterious, invisible substance known as dark matter is threatening to rewrite how scientists on this planet understand galaxies.Dark matter -- which accounts for more than 80...
Saskatchewan's Manners Drinks Up Debut at Canadian Men's Curling Championship: Host Province Opens Brier with a Win
SASKATOON - Scott Manners didn't feel like a longshot at the Canadian men's curling championship Saturday.The grain farmer from Lloydminster, Sask., and his team opened the Tim Hortons Brier with an 8-4 win over Mike Gaudet of Prince Edward Island to...
Struggling Toronto Maple Leafs Fire Coach Ron Wilson, Hire Randy Carlyle: Maple Leafs Fire Coach Wilson, Hire Carlyle
TORONTO - Even Brian Burke had seen enough.After watching his Toronto Maple Leafs crash out of playoff position and listening to fans calling for coach Ron Wilson's job, the general manager finally decided to fire his college roommate."This was not an...
The Other Side of Labrador's Boom: Families Evicted to Make Way for Mine Workers: The Other Side of Labrador's Mining Boom
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - If there's a downside to Labrador's mining boom, Carrie Cabot and her family are living it."We're very stuck," she said from Wabush, N.L.Cabot, her husband Damico and their two daughters, aged one and three, are being forced out of...
Toronto Maple Leafs Are Counting on Carlyle to Pull Them out of Tailspin: Leafs Counting on Change to End Slump
MONTREAL - The Toronto Maple Leafs are counting on a coaching change to get them out of a tailspin and back on course for the NHL playoffs.Randy Carlyle, who has replaced the fired Ron Wilson, will try to get them there."I sense the club is very tense,"...
WHL Roundup: A Look at Friday's Games: WHL Roundup: A Look at Friday's Games
A big effort by the Portland Winterhawks has them atop the Western Hockey League.Taylor Leier scored two goals in the third period to break a four-all tie and lead the Winterhawks to a 6-4 victory Friday over the Tri-City Americans.Brad Ross added two...
Winnipeg Jets Goalie Ondrej Pavelec Likes to Be in the Middle of the Action: Jets' Pavelec Likes to Be in the Action
WINNIPEG - There's a simple reason why Ondrej Pavelec wanted to be a goalie."I was on the ice all the time," the Winnipeg Jets netminder said with a smile after Saturday's practice. "In a game, that's what I like, to be part of it all the time."Pavelec...
Zywicki Returns from Injury to Lead Washington Stealth Past Toronto Rock 14-9: Zywicki Returns to Lead Stealth Past Rock
TORONTO - Kevin Croswell made an impressive return to the National Lacrosse League on Saturday night.The Washington Stealth announced on Thursday that they'd signed the 26-year-old free agent from Peterborough, Ont., to sub for injured goaltender Tyler...
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