Tyler Ennis back in Edmonton Oilers line-up, should provide offensive jolt

Breadcrumb Trail Links Cult of Hockey[1] Author of the article: David Staples  •  Edmonton Journal Edmonton Oilers center Tyler Ennis (63) moves in for a shot on goal against the defense of Anaheim Ducks center Sam Steel (34) during the first period at Honda Center. Photo by Gary A. Vasquez /USA TODAY Sports This in from Reid Wilkins of CHED, the latest news on the Edmonton Oilers lines, which sees Tyler Ennis back in the line-up and Doiminik Kahun sitting: McDavid, Draisaitl, YamamotoEnnis Nuge Jesse Shore-Khaira-Turris Neal-Haas-Chiasson Nygard-Kahun-P.Russell Archibald not on the ice. Nurse-Barrie K.Russell-Larsson Jones-Bear Lagesson-Bouchard Koskinen in home net. My take 1. Tyler Ennis should provide a jolt to the second line on the attack. He’s

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Canadian “vaccine refugees” are fleeing to the U.S. for jabs

Remove Ads Although the mainstream media will try to tell you otherwise, Justin Trudeau’s COVID vaccine procurement program has been a disaster. It has gotten so bad, in fact, that Canadians are fleeing to the United States to receive their vaccine. The majority of Canadians who are leaving seem to be going to either Arizona or Florida, two states that are allowing even Canadians to receive the vaccine. The United States has become so efficient in vaccine distribution, thanks to former President Donald Trump’s Operation Warp Speed, that the country is vaccinating nearly 2,000,000 people per day. That means that they are vaccinating as many people per day as Canada has vaccinated ever. Even when adjusted on a per capita basis,

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‘Not acceptable’: Indigenous council-hopeful calls ‘Wasted Native’ coffee a traumatic stereotype

CALGARY (CityNews) – An Indigenous woman who is running for city council in Calgary says a new coffee brand called “Wasted Native” is hurtful and negatively stereotypes First Nation populations. Marilyn North Peigan, who is running to be Ward 7’s new councillor, says the name, logo and slogan of the new coffee is not an accurate reflection of Canada’s Aboriginal population. The man behind “Wasted Native” is Calgary mayoral candidate Kevin J. Johnston. The ads for the coffee, which appear on Johnston’s personal website, feature a cartoonish Chief Wahoo logo and the slogan: “Forget gas, huff this.” Credit: Kevin J. Johnston “This does cause trauma to the majority of the population who are affected by these kinds of stereotypes,” said

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Toronto has had some of the longest COVID-19 business closures in North America

Looking south on Yonge Street from Charles Street in Toronto on March 3, 2021. Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail When Julian Herrche walks into his barbershop in Toronto’s Parkdale neighbourhood these days, a thought crosses his mind: zombie apocalypse. With no customers, and his two employees on temporary layoffs, the Barking Iron Barbershop has an eerie, empty feel. Mr. Herrche checks on the shop and clears the dust that has settled on the untouched surfaces. But most of his time is spent at his second location, just 45 minutes west near Burlington, Ont., which is permitted to operate under Ontario’s regional reopening plan. “The safety and the health of our population is number one. That said, I really think there’s

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US and South Korea agree on new cost-sharing deal for troops

WASHINGTON — The United States and South Korea have reached agreement in principle on a new arrangement for sharing the cost of the American troop presence, which is intended as a bulwark against the threat of North Korean aggression. The State Department’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs said the deal includes a “negotiated increase” in Seoul’s share of the cost, but it provided no details. The Bureau wrote on Twitter that the agreement, if finalized, would reaffirm the U.S.-South Korean treaty alliance as “the linchpin of peace, security and prosperity for Northeast Asia.” The negotiations had broken down during the Trump administration over a U.S. demand that Seoul pay five times what it previously had paid. The U.S. keeps about 28,000

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Online International Women’s Day event offers lineup of positive stories to raise cash for women’s shelters

An online event marking International Women’s Day Monday that aims to raise awareness of domestic violence has already raised more than $20,000 for the Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters (ACWS). The free virtual event features a panel of community and business leaders from around Alberta sharing stories and advice. Ashley Wolfe, president of Wolfe Automotive Group, said Sunday they pulled the event together to bring attention to the work the 40 women’s shelters across the province do. “It seems to be fairly under the radar, and this is one of those things that nobody likes to talk about,” Wolfe said. There are more than 40 shelters open and in demand across Alberta. In the past six months, more

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Alberta reports 300 new cases of COVID-19 Sunday, including 54 variants

Alberta reported 300 new cases of COVID-19 Sunday, including 54 cases involving variants of concern. Because of system upgrades, the province only provided preliminary, summary case information on Sunday. Of the 54 variant cases reported Sunday, 51 are the B.1.1.7 variant first found in the United Kingdom, and three were the B.1.351 variant first identified in South Africa. Cases involving variants of concern now total 653. Since the previous update, 8,100 lab tests had been completed, for a positivity rate of about four per cent. In Alberta, 290,391 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered, an increase of 7,717 from Saturday. There are 90,937 Albertans who have been fully immunized with two doses. Dr. Deena Hinshaw wrote on

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Myanmar junta hires Israeli-Canadian lobbyist to ‘explain’ coup

Riot police officers move in to disperse protesters during a demonstration in Yangon on March 7, 2021. STR/The Associated Press The ruling junta in Myanmar[1] has hired an Israeli-Canadian lobbyist, recently investigated by the RCMP over his activities in Sudan, to help “explain” why the military carried out a coup against the country’s democratically elected government last month. A March 4 contract seen by The Globe and Mail states that Ari Ben-Menashe and his Montreal-based firm Dickens & Madson (Canada) Inc. have been retained by the junta to lobby the United States and other foreign governments “to assist in explaining the real situation in the country” after the coup. The document was signed by Mr. Ben Menashe and Myanmar’s junta-appointed

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Trevor Bauer may be the best pitcher in baseball, and the easiest to dislike

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer touches his eye during a spring training game against the San Diego Padres in Glendale, Arizona, on March 6, 2021. Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports via Reuters On the weekend, Trevor Bauer pitched an inning of professional baseball with one eye closed. Why? Ostensibly, because that’s part of his training routine. Story continues below advertisement “I figured if they can’t score off me with one eye open, it’s going to be difficult to score off me with two eyes open,” Bauer told reporters later. Okay, sure. By that logic, he should try kicking the ball at the batter. Everyone played along with this circus act. The other team, the San Diego Padres, were visibly

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Fredrik Eaton saw the demise of his family’s department store empire

Fredrik Eaton of the T. Eaton Company smiles as he addresses Eaton’s employees outside the company’s flagship store at the Eaton Centre in Toronto on Aug. 15, 1997. Kevin Frayer/The Canadian Press Fredrik Eaton belonged to the fourth – and final – generation to run Eaton’s, the family’s department store empire. One of four brothers, he had more in-store experience than any of his brothers, starting on the sales floor and rising to run the firm from 1977 to 1988. Mr. Eaton, who died at home in Caledon, Ont., on Feb. 20 at the age of 82, also served as Canada’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom in the early 1990s. Less than a decade after Mr. Eaton’s tenure as

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