Canada

FILE – Mark Scheifele (55, Winnipeg Jets, blue) hits Jake Evans (71, Montreal Canadiens, white) with a violent hit to the head last June in a Stanley Cup playoff game (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP)

Should head shots be banned in the NHL? 89% of hockey fans say yes

1000 Canadians and “hockey fans” were polled and believe the game would be more appealing

 

Enjoy an easy stroll along downtown Grand Forks’ Market Avenue and its side streets to discover an exceptional range of shops and services. Peter Kalasz photo

Discover the Market District in Downtown Grand Forks

It is no secret that Downtown Grand Forks was one of the…

  • Jan 3, 2022

 

Winter hiking along the Great Trail, near Christina Lake. Darren Robinson photo

Winter experiences abound in Boundary

In Boundary Country, winter adventure is in abundance. Wide-open spaces rule the…

  • Jan 3, 2022

 

A blood donor clinic pictured at a shopping mall in Calgary, Alta., Friday, March 27, 2020. Canadian Blood Services has issued another call for donations during the holiday season, with an emphasis on the need for donations of O-negative blood. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

‘Immediate need’ for blood donations during holiday season

Canada Blood Services highlights need for O-negative blood donors

A blood donor clinic pictured at a shopping mall in Calgary, Alta., Friday, March 27, 2020. Canadian Blood Services has issued another call for donations during the holiday season, with an emphasis on the need for donations of O-negative blood. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Canada celebrates a goal against Austria during first period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Edmonton on Tuesday, December 28, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

World juniors: Bedard nets 4 to enter record book as Canada thrashes Austria 11-2

Regina forward just the seventh 16-year-old ever named to national men’s junior team

Canada celebrates a goal against Austria during first period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Edmonton on Tuesday, December 28, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Players from the Montreal Canadiens and the Philadelphia Flyers skate before an empty arena prior to an NHL game in Montreal, Thursday, December 16, 2021. The NHL has postponed five home games for the Montreal Canadiens due to measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Stricter Canadian COVID rules complicate NHL push through pandemic

U.S. has shortened quarantine but Canada has not done so

Players from the Montreal Canadiens and the Philadelphia Flyers skate before an empty arena prior to an NHL game in Montreal, Thursday, December 16, 2021. The NHL has postponed five home games for the Montreal Canadiens due to measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Canada’s Owen Power (25) is stopped by Czech Republic’s goalie Jakub Malek (1) as Jan Mysak (19) defends during first period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Edmonton on Sunday, December 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Power nets 3 as Canada roars back for 6-3 win over Czechs at world junior hockey tourney

Buffalo prospect the first Canadian defenceman to score hat trick in tournament

Canada’s Owen Power (25) is stopped by Czech Republic’s goalie Jakub Malek (1) as Jan Mysak (19) defends during first period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Edmonton on Sunday, December 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Very few people, if any, lined up at the Peace Arch border to enter the U.S. Tuesday. (B.C. Highway camera)

No wait at B.C. border as PCR test requirement removed for short trips

As of Nov. 30, fully vaccinated Canadians can enter U.S. for less than 72 hours without PCR test

Very few people, if any, lined up at the Peace Arch border to enter the U.S. Tuesday. (B.C. Highway camera)
From hunting and ice fishing to snowshoeing and hiking, this new must-read guide from Black Press Media and WestCoastTraveller.com will inspire plenty of winter pursuits.

Enjoy the great outdoors this winter with Outdoors West!

Magazine shares the how-to and where-to of exploring Western Canada’s natural spaces

From hunting and ice fishing to snowshoeing and hiking, this new must-read guide from Black Press Media and WestCoastTraveller.com will inspire plenty of winter pursuits.
Phoenix Mountain, near Grand Forks, offers more than 800 feet of vertical and 15 runs for families to get out and enjoy during the winter months. Oliver Gläser photo

15 ski runs, family-friendly setting make Phoenix Mountain a winter favourite

Grand Forks area offers plenty to enjoy for both downhill and cross-country enthusiasts

  • Nov 24, 2021
Phoenix Mountain, near Grand Forks, offers more than 800 feet of vertical and 15 runs for families to get out and enjoy during the winter months. Oliver Gläser photo
Big White Resort offers 7,355 acres of terrain with 188 designated trails ranging from beginner runs and groomers to double black diamonds. Photo courtesy Boundary Country Tourism

Plan your Boundary Country skiing adventure

Boundary Country is a winter wonderland filled with snow-blanketed natural beauty, endless…

  • Nov 23, 2021
Big White Resort offers 7,355 acres of terrain with 188 designated trails ranging from beginner runs and groomers to double black diamonds. Photo courtesy Boundary Country Tourism
A vehicle waits to cross into Canada at the Peace Arch border crossing. (Aaron Hinks photo)

B.C. senior who went to U.S. to buy gas hit with $5,700 fine

Marlane Jones said, with fuel supplies limited in B.C., she was trying to do the right thing

A vehicle waits to cross into Canada at the Peace Arch border crossing. (Aaron Hinks photo)
An adaptive mountain bike on the Spine Trail in Roseberry, BC. Photo courtesy Kootenay Adaptive Sport Association/Jesse Schpakowski.

Kootenay mountain bike trails poised to become global destination for athletes with disabilities

Trails are a major component of British Columbia’s tourism industry, and a…

  • Nov 21, 2021
An adaptive mountain bike on the Spine Trail in Roseberry, BC. Photo courtesy Kootenay Adaptive Sport Association/Jesse Schpakowski.
Canada’s Steven Vitória (5) and Mexico’s Orbelin Pineda Alvarado (10) via for the ball during World Cup Qualifiers in Edmonton, Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Canada’s Steven Vitória (5) and Mexico’s Orbelin Pineda Alvarado (10) via for the ball during World Cup Qualifiers in Edmonton, Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Team Canada’s Alphonso Davies (19) and Costa Rica’s Ricardo Jose Blanco Mora (2) vie for the ball during first half World Cup qualifier soccer action in Edmonton on Friday, November 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

David scores in 57th minute to lift Canada past Costa Rica 1-0 in World Cup qualifier

Game played before 48,806 fans at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton

Team Canada’s Alphonso Davies (19) and Costa Rica’s Ricardo Jose Blanco Mora (2) vie for the ball during first half World Cup qualifier soccer action in Edmonton on Friday, November 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Minister of Environment and Climate Change Steven Guilbeault speaks to media at COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, on Monday, Nov. 1, 2021. Guilbeault says Canada will allocate at least 20 per cent of its $5.3 billion climate finance commitment to nature-based solutions in developing countries over the next five years to tackle global warming. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canada earmarks 20 per cent of climate funding to address biodiversity loss

Steven Guilbeault made the promise during a Saturday speech at the United Nations COP26 conference

Minister of Environment and Climate Change Steven Guilbeault speaks to media at COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, on Monday, Nov. 1, 2021. Guilbeault says Canada will allocate at least 20 per cent of its $5.3 billion climate finance commitment to nature-based solutions in developing countries over the next five years to tackle global warming. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
In downtown Grand Forks, Archer Airbrushing has made walls his canvases – see how many murals you can find! Peter Kalasz Photography

Arts & culture along the Crowsnest in Boundary Country

The Crowsnest scenic Highway 3 stretches from Hope, British Columbia to Medicine…

  • Nov 1, 2021
In downtown Grand Forks, Archer Airbrushing has made walls his canvases – see how many murals you can find! Peter Kalasz Photography
Stop by the Visitor Centre as you enter downtown Grand Forks and pick up an updated trail map (also available at most local bike stores and coffee shops) and head out to enjoy the view. Crownest Creative photo

Discover the Trestles of Grand Forks

Don’t forget your camera as you take a self-guide trestle tour

  • Nov 1, 2021
Stop by the Visitor Centre as you enter downtown Grand Forks and pick up an updated trail map (also available at most local bike stores and coffee shops) and head out to enjoy the view. Crownest Creative photo
Canada’s Alphonso Davies (left) runs around Panama goalkeeper Luis Mejia as Harold Cummings looks on during first half World Cup qualifying action in Toronto, on Wednesday, October 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Stunning strike from Davies powers Canada past Panama 4-1 in World Cup qualifier

Canadians still unbeaten at 2-0-4 in CONCACAF men’s soccer group

Canada’s Alphonso Davies (left) runs around Panama goalkeeper Luis Mejia as Harold Cummings looks on during first half World Cup qualifying action in Toronto, on Wednesday, October 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Mexican security officers open the main gate of the international border bridge that connects Del Rio, Texas and Ciudad Acuna, Mexico, after its partial reopening Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021. A new trilateral poll suggests U.S. residents are far more worried about reopening the land border with Mexico than they are about letting Canadians drive into the country.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Fernando Llano

After 19 months, U.S. land border to reopen to vaccinated Canadians in November

Non-essential travel to U.S. by unvaccinated foreign nationals will remain prohibited

Mexican security officers open the main gate of the international border bridge that connects Del Rio, Texas and Ciudad Acuna, Mexico, after its partial reopening Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021. A new trilateral poll suggests U.S. residents are far more worried about reopening the land border with Mexico than they are about letting Canadians drive into the country.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Fernando Llano