National Newswatch

Canada Post unveils stamp featuring literary luminary Margaret Atwood

Nov 25 2021 — — Canadian author Margaret Atwood says becoming the face of a new stamp has made her the envy of all of her friends, even though some may be dismayed that she’s alive to accept the honour. Canada Post launched a commemorative stamp celebrating the literary legend at a Toronto event on Thursday, which included speeches by […]

Justin Bieber’s hit ‘Peaches’ helps pop star lead crop of Canadian Grammy nominees

Nov 23 2021 — David Friend, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Fuelled by his megahit "Peaches," Justin Bieber led an eclectic crop of Canadian Grammy nominees announced Tuesday with a leading eight nods, while the Weeknd surprised with three nominations one year after swearing off the bash. Multiple nods also rolled in for Drake — whose "Certified Lover Boy" is up for best rap […]

Peter Aykroyd, Emmy nominated ‘SNL’ actor-writer, dead at 66

Nov 22 2021 — — Peter Aykroyd, an Emmy-nominated actor and writer on “Saturday Night Live” for the 1979-80 season who later worked with older brother, Dan, on everything from a TV show about the paranormal to such films as “Dragnet” and “Coneheads,” has died at age 66. In a brief statement Monday to The Associated Press, Dan Aykroyd cited […]

China’s hockey team is stacked with Canadians, but could be pulled from Olympics

Nov 17 2021 — — The president of the International Ice Hockey Federation is warning that China’s men’s ice hockey team could be pulled from the Beijing Olympics because it is not competitive enough and would be beaten badly if forced to face off against powerhouse teams like the United States and Canada, which will be stacked with NHL stars. […]

Former Flames star, Maple Leafs defenceman Phaneuf retires after 14 seasons

Nov 16 2021 — The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Dion Phaneuf, a former Calgary Flames star defenceman and Toronto Maple Leafs captain, officially announced his retirement Tuesday. Phaneuf's announcement ends a career that spanned 14 NHL seasons. He hadn't played since appearing in 67 games with the Los Angeles Kings in the 2018-19 season.  The Edmonton native was selected ninth overall by […]

The biggest moments from Adele’s concert special and exclusive interview with Oprah

Nov 15 2021 — — Looking every bit the classic Hollywood superstar, British singer Adele’s two-hour CBS special called Adele: One Night Only premiered on Sunday night. The prerecorded event featured an exclusive interview with Oprah Winfrey and an intimate concert performance of old hits and new songs from the singer’s upcoming album, 30, set to be released on Nov. […]

Britney Spears’ conservatorship officially terminated

Nov 12 2021 — — At a hearing in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom on Friday, a judge decided to terminate the conservatorship that has exercised vast control over Britney Spear’s life and money for nearly 14 years. Judge Brenda Penny dissolved the legal arrangement on Friday. Britney Spears’ attorney, her parents, and the court appointees who control the conservatorship […]