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It was a wild weekend in the NFL (and sports in general)

CBC Sports’ daily newsletter recaps a whirlwind weekend that included NFL wackiness, a surprise UFC retirement and a significant injury to Canadian soccer star Alphonso Davies. Russell Wilson and the unbeaten Seahawks were laid low by Arizona. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images) This is an excerpt from The Buzzer, which is CBC Sports’ daily email newsletter. Stay up to speed on what̵...

David Braley, owner of B.C. Lions, dead at 79

David Braley, who owned three Canadian Football League franchises including the B.C Lions, died Monday morning at age 79. David Braley, owner of the B.C. Lions, has died. He was 79. (Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press) David Braley, who owned three Canadian Football League franchises including the B.C Lions, has died. He was 79. The team said in a statement that Braley died in his Burlington, Ont., home M...

Coyotes to educate prospect after he was convicted of bullying Black schoolmate in 2016

The Arizona Coyotes said they are working to educate draft pick Mitchell Miller about diversity and inclusion after a report surfaced that he bullied a Black schoolmate beginning in junior high school. The Arizona Coyotes chose Mitchell Miller with the No. 111 overall pick in the fourth round in early October. (Canadian Press/file) The Arizona Coyotes said they are working to educate draft pick Mi...

Canada’s Jessica Klimkait, Christa Deguchi 1-2 in judo world rankings

Jessica Klimkait has swapped positions with fellow Canadian and 2019 world champion Christa Deguchi in the International Judo Federation world rankings, moving to top spot in the women’s under-57 kilogram division. Canada’s Jessica Klimkait, left, and Christa Deguchi occupy the top two spots in the women’s under-57 kilogram division of the International Judo Federation world rank...

Yukon sees 2 new coronavirus infections, bringing total number of cases to 22

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted October 26, 2020 10:40 pm 3:18 Coronavirus: WHO says world is at a ‘critical juncture’ amid pandemic, some countries on a ‘dangerous track’ WATCH: WHO says world is at a ‘critical juncture’ amid pandemic, some countries on a ‘dangerous track’ Yukon‘s chief medical health officer says two more people in Watson Lake have tested positive for COVID-19.Dr. Brendan Han...

Trump supporters stand by their candidate as U.S. president campaigns in Pennsylvania

It was a three-hour drive, but Anthony Fonseca wasn’t missing Donald Trump’s rally outside Lancaster, Pa., Monday afternoon.Fonseca lives in New York City, but made the trip with his mother and daughter.“Freedom in America is on the line,” Fonseca said. “We wanted to support Donald Trump and everything he’s about.”Thousands of Trump supporters braved a light rain at Lancaster’s airport, just north...

Canada adds 2,531 new coronavirus cases, but new data shows record weekend surge

Canada reported another 2,531 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus Monday, but new data from over the weekend reveals the country posted a far higher number a day earlier — shattering the daily record.Backdated cases reported Monday by Alberta and British Columbia, who take weekends off from announcing testing data, show Sunday’s true total of new cases nationwide was 3,004.It’s the first ...

With first flight between Toronto and Abbotsford, Swoop hopes to fill a void for Canadian fliers

Swoop’s inaugural flight from Toronto to Abbotsford wasn’t jam-packed.Nevertheless, CEO Charles Duncan, who was on board, hopes the $99 one-way price will lure Canadians eager to vacation at home.“Canadians in some ways are going to replace the international visitors we have seen in years past because of the pandemic,” said Duncan.Swoop is WestJet’s ultra low-cost carrier. Like other airlines, it ...

Chilliwack private school closed due to COVID-19 exposures

A private Chilliwack Christian school has been forced to close its doors due to COVID-19 exposures.Mount Cheam Christian School is the second B.C. school that has been forced to close after self-isolation requirements due to potential exposures left them short-staffed.Fraser Health’s school exposure website lists just a single Oct. 16 exposure at the facility.A spokesperson for the health authorit...

Surgery and scan backlogs set to worsen without government funding, CMA says

Clearing health care backlog caused by first wave of COVID-19 will require more than $1.3 billion in additional funding, Canadian Medical Association estimates.Procedures gradually began to rebound in June but the backlog will have serious consequences the longer this pandemic goes on, says Dr. Ann Collins. (Canadian Medical Association)Ongoing surgical and diagnostic backlogs will only worsen wit...

Gatherings in private homes restricted, after B.C. announces record high 817 new cases over the weekend

B.C. has put new restrictions on private gatherings in homes after confirming a record high 817 new cases of COVID-19 over the weekend and three more deaths — the largest number of new cases in the province in a three-day period.Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry provides an update on the COVID-19 pandemic in British Columbia. (Chad Hipolito/The Canadian Press)B.C. has put new restrictions...

Fitness centres in Quebec’s COVID-19 ‘red zones’ threaten to reopen, despite province extending restrictions

Such facilities have been closed since Oct. 8, as part of a series of measures imposed by the government to contain the spread of COVID-19 in red zones.Those who want gyms and similar facilities to reopen in red zones held a news conference Monday at Pro Gym Montréal. A police cruiser is seen pulling over a driver outside. (Ivanoh Demers/Radio-Canada)A coalition of Quebec gyms, yoga studios and ot...

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