February 25th, 2018

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China paves way for Xi Jinping to extend rule beyond 2 terms

BEIJING – China’s ruling Communist Party has proposed scrapping term limits for the country’s president, the official news agency said Sunday, appearing to lay the groundwork for party leader Xi Jinping to rule as president beyond 2023. The party’s Central Committee proposed to remove from the constitution the expression that China’s president and vice-president “shall ... Read More »

No winning ticket for Saturday night’s $9 million Lotto 649 jackpot

TORONTO – No winning ticket was sold for the $9 million jackpot in Saturday night’s Lotto 649 draw. However, the guaranteed $1 million prize was claimed by a ticket holder in Quebec. The jackpot for the next Lotto 649 draw on Feb. 28 will be approximately $12 million... Read More »

Bach: Russian doping scandal didn’t stain Winter Olympics

PYEONGCHANG, Korea, Republic Of – The massive, state-linked Russian doping scandal didn’t stain the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, IOC President Thomas Bach said Sunday. It was, however, the subject of the vast majority of the questions Bach fielded as the IOC tried to shake the stigma of Russian cheating that has plagued the last three Olympics ... Read More »

China proposes removing 2-term limit for president

BEIJING – China’s official news agency says the ruling Communist Party has proposed removing a limit of two consecutive terms for the country’s president and vice-president. The Xinhua News Agency said in a brief report Sunday that the party’s Central Committee proposed to remove from the constitution the expression that China’s president and vice-president “shall ... Read More »

Move aside, NAFTA: New fear on the Canada-U.S. front involves steel tariffs

WASHINGTON – A new concern about Canada’s relationship with the United States is emerging in the foreground, with threats of global steel and aluminum tariffs now competing with NAFTA uncertainty as a source of economic anxiety. It was evident during a trip to Washington for the premiers of the two biggest provinces. During their just-concluded ... Read More »

Concert-goers stand by Hedley as tour goes on amid sexual-misconduct allegations

HALIFAX – The band has been dropped by their management team, tour openers and dozens of radio stations, but concert-goers say they are standing by Hedley as the besieged pop-rockers continue to perform across the country in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations that they have steadfastly denied. Fans screamed until they were out of ... Read More »

Russians win hockey gold with 4-3 OT win over Germany

GANGNEUNG, Korea, Republic Of – The Russians triumphed in the no-NHL tournament where they were favoured, winning the men’s hockey gold medal at a Winter Olympics where they couldn’t even be called Team Russia, use their colours or celebrate while listening to their anthem. Kirill Kaprizov scored the game-winner as “Team Olympic Athlete From Russia” ... Read More »

NewsAlert: Russian team beats Germany 4-3 in overtime to win men’s hockey gold

GANGNEUNG, Korea, Republic Of – Russian team beats Germany 4-3 in overtime to win Olympic gold medal in men’s hockey. More coming... Read More »

Oilers hold off Kings for 4-3 win

LOS ANGELES – Ryan Strome’s empty-net goal at 19:01 and a successful coach’s challenge with less than 10 seconds left gave the Edmonton Oilers a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night. Dustin Brown tipped in Drew Doughty’s shot to cut it to 4-3 with 18 seconds remaining, and the Kings appeared ... Read More »

WHL Roundup: Cole Reinhardt leads Wheat Kings over Tigers in OT win

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. – Cole Reinhardt scored his second of the night 1:06 into overtime as the Brandon Wheat Kings beat the Medicine Hat Tigers 4-3 on Saturday in Western Hockey League action. Stelio Mattheos had a goal and two assists and Evan Weinger also scored for the Wheat Kings (32-24-5), who avoided a third ... Read More »