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April 22, 2018 4:49 AM Canadian women's rugby 7s fall in consolation semis

Canucks place 11th in Kitakyushu, Japan Kathy Baker scored a try in extra time as Ireland topped Canada 24-19 in a consolation Challenge Trophy semifinal Sunday at the women's HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in Kitakyushu, Japan. Canada, which failed to advance to the Cup quarterfinals for the first time, concluded its tournament with a 33-14 win over Japan 9

April 21, 2018 4:38 PM BP granted approval to start drilling off Nova Scotia's coast

Project has been strongly opposed by Mi'kmaq communities BP Canada has been given the green light to start drilling off Nova Scotia's coast. On Saturday, the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB) granted approval for the company to begin drilling one deepwater exploration well about 300 kilometres offshore. BP has applied to drill a total 8

April 17, 2018 5:50 PM Females get top billing at National Canadian Film Day 2018

NCFD screening events happening nationwide Wednesday now number 850, including 100 in the GTA, and this year there’s a big emphasis on female filmmakers and stories told by Canadian women, now and in decades past. “The Future is Female,” as the popular slogan goes, but the fifth edition of Reel Canada’s National Canadian Film Day is showing how that affirmation 15

April 17, 2018 5:02 PM Saskatchewan premier says province will also table oil-ban bill

Scott Moe tweets that if fuel tanks start running dry on the West Coast, Saskatchewan won’t be stepping in to fill them up. Moe says in his tweet that if fuel tanks start running dry on the West Coast, Saskatchewan won’t be stepping in to fill them up. Alberta and B.C. have been at odds over the Trans Mountain project, which was federally approved in 2016 but has been hamstrung 9

April 15, 2018 1:31 AM Canadian rugby sevens team to play for Commonwealth Games bronze

Team suffers 33-7 loss against host Australians in semifinal GOLD COAST, Australia — The Canadian women's rugby sevens team will be playing for a bronze medal after a 33-7 loss to Australia. The Canadians will face England in the bronze-medal match after New Zealand bested the English 26-5 in the second semifinal. Canada is set to play at 1:55 p.m. ET in the Gold Coast 15

April 14, 2018 11:52 PM Pipeline isn't about 'punishing' B.C., it's about what's in the national interest, Trudeau says

'The federal government has a responsibility to bring Canadians together,' PM says in Lima Efforts to see the Trans Mountain pipeline through to completion are not about punishing people from B.C., but about ensuring a project in the national interest gets built, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Saturday at the close of the Summit of the Americas in Lima. "This 14

April 14, 2018 6:41 PM UN Security Council rejects Russia’s call to condemn U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria

The UN Security Council rejected a Russian resolution calling for condemnation of the “aggression” by the United States and its allies against Syria on Saturday. The vote reflected support for the airstrikes on Syrian chemical sites but it also demonstrated again the paralysis of the UN’s most powerful body in dealing with the Syria conflict 10

April 6, 2018 1:51 PM Canada wins Commonwealth Games gold in women’s team gymnastics

GOLD COAST, Australia—Canada won gold Friday in the Commonwealth Games women’s artistic gymnastics team final. Ellie Black of Halifax, Isabela Onyshko of Minnedosa, Man., Jade Chrobok of Toronto, Shallon Olsen of Surrey, B.C., and Brittany Rogers of Calgary finished ahead of runner-up England and Australia at Coomera Indoor Sports Centre. It’s Canada’s 20

April 6, 2018 5:15 AM Canada's Kylie Masse sets Commonwealth record in 100m backstroke

22-year-old wins heat in 58.7 seconds to advance to semis in Gold Coast World record-holder Kylie Masse set a Commonwealth Games mark in the 100-metre backstroke Friday to advance to the semifinals. The 22-year-old from Windsor, Ont., won her morning heat in 58.70 seconds, just minutes after Australian Emily Seebohm had lowered her own record to 58.91 in her heat. Masse 12

April 5, 2018 11:10 AM Taylor Ruck sets record, wins Canada's first gold of Commonwealth Games

Teenage swimmer prevails in tight 200m freestyle final Teenage swimmer Taylor Ruck won Canada's first gold medal of the 2018 Commonwealth Games on Thursday in Australia, setting a new Games record in the women's 200-metre freestyle. The 17-year-old's time of 1:54.81 in the final easily erased the old mark of 1:55.57 set in 2014 by Australia's Emma McKeon 10