January 25th, 2022

National News

Yandle ties NHL Iron Man mark; Flyers lose 12th straight

By Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press on January 24th, 2022

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Keith Yandle tied the NHL record for consecutive games played with 964 and the Philadelphia Flyers tied a franchise record with their 12th straight winless game, losing 3-1 to the Dallas Stars on Monday night. Jason Robertson scored the go-ahead goal with 3:25 left and Joe Pavelski added an empty-netter to seal ... Read More »

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Duszak’s ovetime goal gives Toronto Marlies 4-3 road win over Grand Rapids Griffins

By Amy Forliti And Steve Karnowski, The Associated Press on January 24th, 2022

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Joseph Duszak scored 38 seconds into overtime to give the Toronto Marlies a 4-3 win over the Grand Rapids Griffins in an American Hockey League game Tuesday night. Brett Seney scored at 18:05 of the third to force overtime for Toronto (19-12-2-1). Antti Suomela and Semyon Der-Arguchintsev had the other goals. ... Read More »

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Soldiers declare military junta in control in Burkina Faso

By Amy Forliti And Steve Karnowski, The Associated Press on January 24th, 2022

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) – More than a dozen mutinous soldiers declared Monday on state television that a military junta had seized control of Burkina Faso after detaining the democratically elected president following a day of gunbattles in the capital of the West African country. The military coup in a nation that was once a ... Read More »

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Spending a ‘marked departure’ from former B.C. legislature clerk’s duties, Crown says

By Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press on January 24th, 2022

VANCOUVER – A book on beekeeping, a wood splitter and a cushion decorated with the Union Jack and the words “God Save the Queen,” are among the items that a special prosecutor alleges former B.C. legislature clerk Craig James improperly paid for with government dollars. David Butcher began arguments Monday in James’s B.C. Supreme Court ... Read More »

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Alberta responds as COVID-19 calls swamping emergency medical response

By Amy Forliti And Steve Karnowski, The Associated Press on January 24th, 2022

EDMONTON – Alberta Health Minister Jason Copping says an emergency response crisis in southern Alberta last week highlights the need to do more to alleviate stress in a network dangerously strained by COVID-19 and other factors. Copping referred to four emergency calls coming in simultaneously in Airdrie, on Calgary’s northern outskirts, which forced one medically ... Read More »

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Mystery persists in Canada-U. S. border tragedy; accused human smuggler freed on bond

By Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press on January 24th, 2022

FARGO, N.D. – Efforts to identify four family members who died at the edge of Canada’s frigid hinterland plodded along Monday as a U.S. judge released the man at the centre of what investigators say was an organized human-smuggling enterprise. Indo Canadian community leaders say they’ve been fielding phone calls from people in India, fearful ... Read More »

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B.C. Court rejects WestJet’s appeal of class action certification about baggage fees

By Amy Forliti And Steve Karnowski, The Associated Press on January 24th, 2022

VANCOUVER – The B.C. Court of Appeal has dismissed WestJet’s efforts to overturn the certification of a class-action lawsuit on baggage fees. The Calgary-based airline is alleged to have between September 2014 and March 2019 published two prices for checked bags, one that was free and then charged passengers another that was higher. WestJet ultimately ... Read More »

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At Sundance, documentaries resurrect lost eras of music

By Amy Forliti And Steve Karnowski, The Associated Press on January 24th, 2022

NEW YORK (AP) – Can a music scene still develop the way grunge did in 1990’s Seattle or hip-hop did in the Bronx in the 1970s? Or has the digital makeover of music made such geographical-based explosions obsolete? It’s a question that hovers over the Sundance Film Festival documentary “Meet Me in the Bathroom,” a ... Read More »

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Lions QB Michael Reilly announces retirement after 11 seasons

By Amy Forliti And Steve Karnowski, The Associated Press on January 24th, 2022

VANCOUVER – B.C. Lions quarterback Michael Reilly has announced his retirement after 11 seasons and two Grey Cup titles. Reilly first joined the Lions in 2010, playing three seasons before departing to play for Edmonton for six more seasons. In 2019 he returned to B.C. to play out the remainder of his CFL career. The ... Read More »

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FDA curbs use of antibody drugs sidelined by omicron

By Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press on January 24th, 2022

WASHINGTON (AP) – COVID-19 antibody drugs from Regeneron and Eli Lilly should no longer be used because they are unlikely to work against the omicron variant that now accounts for nearly all U.S. infections, U.S. health regulators said Monday. The Food and Drug Administration said it was revoking emergency authorization for both drugs, which were ... Read More »

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