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December 14, 2018 2:00 PM Oilers fall to Jets after Morrissey scores in OT

WINNIPEG—Blake Wheeler had a plan to spark the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday and it involved a familiar play. The Jets captain looked for linemate Mark Scheifele. He found the centre at the front of the net and Scheifele fired in his 18th goal of the season to tie it 4-4 against the Edmonton Oilers at 9:58 of the third period. In overtime, the sequence went Wheeler 6

December 12, 2018 7:18 PM U.S. homebuyers get a break as bidding wars fall to lowest since 2011

In November, 32 per cent of home-purchase offers with a Redfin agent involved had multiple bidders, the lowest share since the brokerage began tracking such deals in January 2011. A year earlier, 45 per cent of offers had at least one competitor, Seattle-based Redfin said in a report released Wednesday. Some of the hottest property markets are cooling 8

December 7, 2018 2:31 PM Drake, Cardi B, Kendrick Lamar, Weezer: Who got nominated for the 2019 Grammys

— Album of the year: Invasion of Privacy, Cardi B; By the Way, I Forgive You, Brandi Carlile; Scorpion, Drake; H.E.R., H.E.R.; Beerbongs & Bentleys, Post Malone; Dirty Computer, Janelle Monae; Golden Hour, Kacey Musgraves; Black Panther: The Album, Music From and Inspired By, Kendrick Lamar. — Record of the year: “I Like It,” Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin 9

December 1, 2018 4:52 PM Overflowing oil production continues to dampen oilpatch outlook, prices

Upgraded synthetic crude from oilsands mines was selling at an $18.50 (U.S.) discount to WTI (it typically trades near par) and Edmonton light oil was receiving about a $23 discount (U.S.), although it is of similar quality to WTI. In an update report on Nov. 21, Scotiabank analysts said the wider-than-usual discounts will cost the Western Canadian oil industry 12

November 30, 2018 7:26 PM Back-to-back earthquakes shake Alaska, shattering roads and windows

“It’s one of those things where in your head, you think, ‘OK, it’s going to stop,’ and you say that to yourself so many times in your head that finally you think, ‘OK, maybe this isn’t going to stop,’” he said. Soon after the shaking ended, the school bus pulled up and the children boarded, but the driver stopped at a bridge and refused to go across 14

November 28, 2018 9:49 AM He was the ‘world’s oldest rebel’: Anti-poverty activist Harry Leslie Smith dies in Belleville at 95

Harry Leslie Smith, a tireless advocate for the downtrodden who in his later years earned a legion of younger followers through his books, podcast and Twitter account, has died. The 95-year-old had been receiving treatment in an intensive care unit in Belleville, Ont., after his family said he suffered a fall. Smith, who split his time between England 20

November 26, 2018 2:16 PM How about a World Cup of Canadian Football?

The Grey Cup was great (when isn’t it). Appointment watching, really. Happy for Bo Levi Mitchell and the Calgary Stampeders. And how about those Ottawa Redblacks. The Ottawa Senators are the only team in the NHL who can say the CFL team in their city is cutting their grass. Good for the Lumberjacks. I know this is a hockey blog, but in honour of the Grey Cup – and they did look like they were skating 14

November 24, 2018 10:37 PM Gilles and Poirier fall short of Grand Prix Final

“We are disappointed not to qualify for the final,” Poirier said. “We were at some very tough events with deep fields.” In pairs, Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres of France took the gold with Tarah Kayne and Danny O’Shea of the U.S. second and Aleksandra Boikova and Dmitrii Kozlovskii of Russia third. Camille Ruest of Rimouski, Que., and Andrew Wolfe 9

November 21, 2018 5:23 PM Heffel auction includes Group of Sevens, a Riopelle, an Emily Carr — and a painting bought in a thrift shop for $69.95

Included among the Group of Sevens, the Riopelle, the Emily Carr and the other works by Canadian masters at Heffel’s fall auction is a painting that was picked up in a British Columbia thrift shop for $69.95 — less a 30 per cent seniors discount. Boats at Dock by British-Canadian artist Sybil Andrews (circa 1942-1945) is expected to fetch its unnamed 24

November 20, 2018 6:54 AM Vancouver Canucks fall to Winnipeg Jets after Laine’s hat trick

VANCOUVER—Patrik Laine’s hat trick lead the Winnipeg Jets to a 6-3 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Monday. The Finnish right winger put the puck into an empty net with less than two minutes to go seal the game. Bryan Little, Mark Scheifele, Kyle Connor also scored for Winnipeg (12-5-2). Elias Pettersson, Tyler Motte and Nikolay Goldobin put up goals 15