National Newswatch

Blandisi score twice as Toronto Marlies defeat Belleville Senators 5-1

Jan 28 2022 — The Canadian Press — BELLEVILLE, Ont. — Joseph Blandisi scored twice as the Toronto Marlies defeated the Belleville Senators 5-1 in an American Hockey League game Friday night. Bobby McMann, Antti Suomela and Ryan Chyzowski had the other goals for Toronto (19-12-2-1). Matthew Wedman scored for Belleville (15-17-0-0). This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 28, […]

Yukon to create First Nations school board after parents vote for change

Jan 28 2022 — The Canadian Press — WHITEHORSE — The decision by parents at eight Yukon schools to create a First Nations school board is a "monumental change" in Indigenous relations in the territory and could lead to advancements in other areas, a health and education consultant says. Tosh Southwick, the former associate vice-president of Indigenous engagement and reconciliation at Yukon University, […]

A look at the latest COVID-19 developments in Canada

Jan 28 2022 — The Canadian Press — A look at the latest COVID-19 news in Canada: — The National Advisory Committee on Immunization is recommending teenagers with underlying conditions or at high risk of COVID-19 exposure get a booster shot. The advice comes as more provincial health officers are transitioning to a position of learning to live with COVID-19 and loosening public […]

Star linebacker Simoni Lawrence returning to Hamilton for ninth season

Jan 28 2022 — The Canadian Press — HAMILTON — The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have re-signed star linebacker Simoni Lawrence. The 32-year-old was the East Division's nominee for the 2021 CFL outstanding defensive player after posting 73 defensive tackles, three interceptions and two defensive touchdowns over the pandemic-shortened 14-game season. He was named a CFL all-star for the third time in his career, and […]