Archive for the ‘News/Canada/Montreal’ Category

Bertrand Charest to be sentenced this morning for sex crimes

Friday, December 8th, 2017
Bertrand Charest

This morning, former national ski coach Bertrand Charest, who has been convicted of 37 charges related to the sexual assault of some of his young athletes, will be sentenced.

Habs’ on-ice woes translating into empty seats and cheaper tickets

Friday, November 24th, 2017
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As large blocks of seats at the Bell Centre appear to sit empty and resellers offer tickets at less than face value, some people are wondering whether even die-hard Montreal fans are beginning to turn away from the franchise.

World Anti-Doping Agency headquarters will stay in Montreal until 2031

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017
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The federal and provincial governments have committed to increasing WADA's annual funding from $1.9 million to $3 million.

Carey Price out for at least 1 game with injury

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price will miss Saturday night's game due to a minor lower-body injury.

How the Quebec town of Thetford Mines became a basketball hotbed

Sunday, October 29th, 2017
Tidjan Keita

The former asbestos mining town northeast of Montreal is becoming known for a much different export — elite basketball players. The latest is Tidjan Keita, who signed a deal earlier this month with the Phoenix Suns.

Nadia Comaneci on 1976 Olympic Games, her return to Montreal, and World Championships

Saturday, October 7th, 2017
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Now, 41 years later, the teenager who took Montreal by storm is back in town for the World Gymnastic Championships.

With modest paycheque in hand, Canadian Women’s Hockey League players dream of ‘living wage’

Saturday, October 7th, 2017
Katia Clement-Heydra

This year, for the first time in its 11-year history, the Canadian Women's Hockey League will offer its players a paycheque. But they still need day jobs to make ends meet.

Georges Laraque calls Penguins’ White House visit ‘an embarrassment’

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017
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Former NHLer Georges Laraque has come out against the Pittsburgh Penguins' decision to visit the White House, as NFL and NBA players continue to battle US President Donald Trump.

Rocket Richard’s points total rises to 966 after having assist restored

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

It's not as if any great injustice was done, but Montreal Canadiens legend Maurice Rocket Richard getting an assist added to his prodigious NHL scoring totals.

Liberal government looks to secure Montreal’s anti-doping headquarters

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

The Liberal government is sending Transport Minister Marc Garneau to Paris this weekend in an effort to ensure the World Anti-Doping Agency stays in Montreal.