Team Europe’s Draisaitl Pots OT Against Czechs

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Ralph Krueger’s team has made lot of fans in Europe happy the past 72 hours — and maybe a few people in Las Vegas nervous. His team from eight non-traditional hockey nations is driving toward the World Cup semifinals after beating the Czech Republic 3-2, in what started as a Monday afternoon siesta and ended as an overtime thriller. Monday’s ...

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Jays Looking More Like 1987 Team Every Game

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SEATTLE — At the end of Sunday’s putrid Blue Jays effort against the Los Angeles Angels somebody asked if this was what it was like in 1987. For the young or the forgetful, the reference was to the 1987 Blue Jays, a team that was, in my mind, every bit as tough and talented as the World Series teams of ...

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Too Few Seats Filled, WestJet Nixes Toronto-Brandon Flights

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BRANDON, MAN.—Starting next week, WestJet will no longer be offering direct service between Brandon, Man., and Toronto. The airline says as of Sept. 26, it will remove the run from its schedule because demand for seats has not met expectations. The four-times-a-week flights began at the end of June to test response to the route. WestJet then announced in July ...

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Canada Set to Open One of the World’s Biggest Diamond Mines

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CALGARY—Canada’s position as a big player in the global diamond industry will be further crystallized Tuesday when it formally opens Gahcho Kue, estimated to be one of the 10 biggest diamond mines in the world. The site will be the sixth diamond mine opened in Canada in the 18 years that the country has mined the precious stone. It sits ...

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Argonauts Didn’t Trade for Willy to be the Backup

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WINNIPEG — As Blue Bombers fans desperately hoped for another glimpse of it over the past two-and-a-half years, Scott Milanovich was still having visions of Drew Willy, franchise quarterback. Many have forgotten how the Willy era in Winnipeg started way back in the 2014 season opener at Investors Group Field, but the Argos head coach sure hasn’t. How could he? ...

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Eric Francis: World Cup of Hockey Fever Will Hit you Hard

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Still think the World Cup of Hockey is gimmicky? Still think the eight-team tournament will play second fiddle to the Blue Jays, barbecuing and bike riding over the next two weeks? If so, prepare to eat your words. Prepare to be captivated by an eight-team showdown featuring the largest number of the world’s best players as has ever been assembled. ...

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Welcome, Auston: Matthews Lining up with McDavid and Scheifele to Start World Cup

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TORONTO — He hasn’t even played an NHL game yet, but Auston Matthews is about to debut on one of the most prominent lines in the World Cup of Hockey. The promising Maple Leafs prospect and No. 1-overall pick at the 2016 NHL entry draft will make his Air Canada Centre debut on Sunday on a line with Edmonton Oilers ...

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Need a Babysitter or a Caregiver Right Now? There’s an App for That

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Karen Barzilay recently found herself in a bind when she was unexpectedly called into work while her nanny was out of the country. With no one available to care for her three young daughters, the 40-year-old television producer, as any desperate, tech-savvy parent might, turned to social media and posted her news of her dilemma on Facebook. That’s when her ...

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Gulf of St. Lawrence Drilling Proposal Sparks Anger

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CALGARY—A regulator’s proposal to give more time to an energy company that wants to drill in the Gulf of St. Lawrence is provoking anger from opponents who say it’s high time the federal government intervene to protect the area. The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board said Friday it is proposing to grant Corridor Resources a new four-year exploration licence ...

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Low Oil Prices Cast Doubt on just-approved Alberta Oilsands Projects

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CALGARY—The approval Thursday of three new oilsands projects in Alberta was greeted with relief by proponents and disappointment by an environmentalist, although all agreed low oil prices make building any of them unlikely in the near term. The three projects are the first approved since the provincial NDP government announced late last year a 100-megatonne annual cap on greenhouse gas ...

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