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February 23, 2018 3:34 AM Antti Niemi makes 31 saves as Habs down Rangers

Montreal scores 3 goals to snap 6-game losing skid In spite of Montreal's tumultuous season, which will likely end without the promise of playoff hockey, Brendan Gallagher says it's still "nice to win." The Canadiens snapped a six-game losing streak on Thursday with a 3-1 victory over the struggling New York Rangers — Montreal's first win since Feb. 4. "Regardless 6

February 22, 2018 12:28 AM Quebecor going to court to fight financial assistance for media competitor

The media conglomerate has filed a motion in Quebec Superior Court to have the provincial government decree that gives $10 million in repayable financial assistance to Groupe Capitales Medias declared null and void. MONTREAL—Quebecor Inc. wants the courts to strike down a provincial government decree that gives $10 million in repayable financial assistance 12

February 21, 2018 6:39 PM Federal government wants Canadians more aware of tax benefit aimed at working poor

Making the Working Income Tax Benefit more accessible is one change to the program observers hope to see next week when the government details plans for its $500-million expansion. OTTAWA—A tax benefit aimed at the working poor will be expanded in next week’s federal budget, but the Liberals are also trying to make sure more people actually know it exists 10

February 18, 2018 1:34 AM Ruling opens possibility transgender teen will get hormone therapy

A judge's ruling appears to have ended a legal battle that pitted the teen and his maternal grandparents against his parents, who denied he was transgender and sought Christian-based therapy for him. CINCINNATI—A transgender Ohio teen’s grandparents have been granted custody and will be allowed to decide whether the 17-year-old can pursue hormone therapy 11

February 17, 2018 11:01 PM Southampton bounces West Bromwich Albion from FA Cup

The Baggies sacked two executives this week, had four players face a theft rap in Spain and were ousted from the FA Cup by Southhampton LONDON—Misfortune comes in threes, so the saying goes, and West Bromwich Albion knows it well. Capping a miserable week, West Brom was dumped from the FA Cup by Southampton, a 2-1 winner in the fifth round on Saturday 13

February 17, 2018 10:09 PM Drake puts spotlight on Canadian hockey player Sarah Nurse

Drake, the chart-topping musician and Toronto-based sports fan, posted an Instagram story that paid flirty tribute to the Canadian winger, competing at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. PYEONGCHANG, SOUTH KOREA—Laura Schuler, the head coach of Canada’s women’s Olympic hockey team, interrupted practice to deliver a message on Saturday. “We’re here to win a gold medal 14

February 17, 2018 5:42 PM 'A tragic loss': Winnipeg says final goodbye to boy hit by truck at crosswalk

Surafiel Musse Tesfamariam, 8, was killed while using St. Vital crosswalk with mom, brother Tuesday morning People who knew an eight-year-old Winnipeg boy who was killed while using a crosswalk with his mom and little brother remembered him for his infectious smile as they said goodbye one last time Saturday. Hundreds gathered to pay their respects to Surafiel 67

February 16, 2018 6:01 PM Pot Pharm: Booming Canada weed sector plots next-wave medicines

Canopy Growth Corp., one of the world's biggest medical marijuana producers, now wants to take on the world's pharmaceutical giants. The Canadian firm launched Canopy Health Innovation in late 2016 to build a portfolio of patented and federally approved cannabinoid-based medicines. The venture is one of a small but growing number of companies here aiming 16

February 16, 2018 1:26 AM Trudeau won't meet with Indian leader behind Sikh separatist controversy

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will not meet with the Indian politician who has publicly accused members of Trudeau's cabinet of being connected to the Sikh separatist movement. Despite Indian media reports that Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh is to be Trudeau's tour guide at the Golden Temple in Amritsar during a state visit to India that begins 13

February 14, 2018 7:40 PM Cleveland Clinic does its 2nd face transplant; male patient was badly disfigured in car crash

Cleveland Clinic surgeons have replaced nearly the entire face of a middle-aged man severely disfigured in a car accident, the hospital announced Tuesday. The operation in late September was the second face transplant by the Ohio hospital. More than two dozen face transplants have been done around the world, starting in 2005 with a French woman mauled 24