Tag: World

  • NORAD Fighters Conduct Intercept Exercise

    NORAD Fighters Conduct Intercept Exercise

    Colorado Springs, Colorado – Earlier this month, Canadian and American fighter aircraft exercised intercept and safe passage escort procedures in all three regions of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), in close collaboration with the U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM). The exercises were carefully planned and closely controlled to ensure NORAD’s rapid response capability. The training was […]

  • De Grasse Grabs Olympic Bronze at the 100 metres in Rio

    De Grasse Grabs Olympic Bronze at the 100 metres in Rio

    Canada’s 21-year-old sprinter Andre De Grasse won the bronze medal on Sunday in the Olympic 100 metre final. Finishing third to now triple Olympic champion Usain Bolt of Jamaica and American Justin Gatlin in second, De Grasse clocked a time of 9.91 seconds for his place on the podium. RELATED: De Grasse wins bronze (in photos) […]

  • The Party’s Over: Without Ideology, We Lack Leadership

    The Party’s Over: Without Ideology, We Lack Leadership

    Elections are no longer contests of ideas but rather competing marketing campaigns to see who gets to control the state’s levers of coercion By Ray Pennings, Executive vice-president, Cardus HAMILTON, Ont. / Troy Media/ – The bedrock of traditional party politics is crumbling. The end result could be devastating to western society. For political junkies, presidential nominating […]

  • Rio 2016: Logo and Mascot

    Rio 2016: Logo and Mascot

    Aimed at fostering a celebratory atmosphere and creating memorable experiences, the Rio 2016 ‘look’ is far more than a mere branding exercise – these designs will be a source of inspiration, bringing people and cultures together. Venues, products, uniforms – everything associated with the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, will have this stamp. The […]

  • Rio 2016 Medals

    Rio 2016 Medals

    The design for the medals of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games highlights the relationship between the power of Olympic heroes and the power of natural forces. The medals use the form of the laurel leaf, an ancient symbol of victory, to connect the champions of the Olympic Games to the forces of the natural world. […]

  • Back-to-Back Olympic Trampoline Gold for MacLennan

    Back-to-Back Olympic Trampoline Gold for MacLennan

    By Paula Nichols August 12, 2016 Rosie MacLennan has become the first Canadian summer athlete to successfully defend an individual Olympic gold medal with her victory in the women’s trampoline at Rio 2016. The Canadian flag bearer competed third to last, after qualifying for the eight-woman final in third place, behind Belarus’ Tatsiana Piatrenia and China’s Li […]

  • Rio 2016 Day 7: Results

    Rio 2016 Day 7: Results

    By Tavia Bakowski August 12, 2016 Day 7 of the Rio2016 Olympic Games brings rowing finals, the beginning of the athletics competition and the return of Rosie MacLennan. Fans and athletes have taken to social media to support #TeamCanada After a gold medal in the pool, Team Canada charges ahead to another jam packed day. Rowing – Silver for the […]

  • Rio 2016 Day 6: Results

    Rio 2016 Day 6: Results

    By Tavia Bakowski Day 6 of the Rio2016 Olympic Games brings Oleksiak back for her freestyle final, a ton of rowing and the beginning of track cycling. Fans and athletes have taken to social media to support #TeamCanada After winning another bronze in the 4x200m freestyle relay, Team Canada charges ahead to a jam packed day. Boxing Arthur Biyarslanov has […]

  • Why Olympic Equestrians Could be Riding for a Fall

    Why Olympic Equestrians Could be Riding for a Fall

    In 2008, the president of the International Equestrian Federation (FEI), Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, warned that equestrian sports might not make it into the London 2012 Games. She was wrong, but at that Olympics, equestrian eventing was described as perhaps the most dangerous sport at the Olympics. Eventing, in which a single horse and […]

  • Rio 2016 Day 5: Results

    Rio 2016 Day 5: Results

    Day 5 of the Rio2016 Olympic Games means Penny Oleksiak is back. Fans and athletes have taken to social media to support #TeamCanada After a fantastic bronze medal win in synchronized diving, Canada looks ahead to see what successes day five will bring. Fencing Eleanor Harvey has moved into the quarter finals after beating Italy in a huge […]

  • Rio 2016 Day 4: Results and Fan Reactions

    Rio 2016 Day 4: Results and Fan Reactions

    By Tavia Bakowski Day 4 of the Rio2016 Olympic Games consists of a legendary soccer game and a ton of swimming. Fans and athletes have taken to social media to support #TeamCanada After a monstrous day 3 with two bronze medals in rugby and swimming, Canada looks ahead to the large matches to gain momentum. Judo Antoine […]

  • Earth’s Resources Depleted for 2016

    Earth’s Resources Depleted for 2016

    August 8 is Earth Overshoot Day 2016, when we will have used up more resources than we can regenerate this year. TORONTO /CNW/ – As of Monday, Aug. 8, humanity will have already used up more resources than the Earth can regenerate this year, according to the Global Footprint Network. The network, a WWF partner, declared Aug. […]

  • Vail Resorts and Whistler Blackcomb Agree To Strategic Combination

    Vail Resorts and Whistler Blackcomb Agree To Strategic Combination

    Vail Resorts Is Committed To The Growth, Expansion And Development Of The Whistler Blackcomb Experience And Continued Investment In The Community Whistler Blackcomb Will Maintain Its Unique Brand And Character With Strong Local Canadian Leadership BROOMFIELD, Colo. and WHISTLER, British Columbia, Aug. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN) (“Vail Resorts”) and Whistler Blackcomb […]

  • Olympic Medal Standings: Rio 2016

    Olympic Medal Standings: Rio 2016

    Rank by Gold As of August 7, 2016 TOTAL 1 USA UNITED STATES 3 5 4 12 2 CHN CHINA 3 2 3 8 3 AUS AUSTRALIA 3 0 3 6 4 ITA ITALY 2 3 2 7 5 KOR REPUBLIC OF KOREA 2 2 1 5 6 HUN HUNGARY 2 0 0 2 7 […]

  • Canada’s First Medal at Rio 2016 ~ Bronze

    Canada’s First Medal at Rio 2016 ~ Bronze

    Canada’s Women’s team won Bronze in the 4 x 100-metre Freestyle Relay on Saturday, August 6th, 2016. The team members were: Sandrine Mainville, Chantal van Landeghem, Taylor Ruck and Penny Oleksiak. The Canadian Women’s team have not won a medal in this event since the Montreal Olympics in 1976. Michelle Williams swam in the preliminary heat and will also receive a Bronze Medal. […]