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How COVID-19 is leading some N.S. university athletes to go pro

Thursday, January 20th, 2022
Ice hockey

The COVID-19 suspension of the university hockey season in Atlantic Canada is pushing some players to go pro and that's leaving holes in Nova Scotia teams' rosters. 

A Canadian basketball legend’s final season is derailed by the pandemic

Wednesday, December 9th, 2020
Steve Konchalski

Can you really say someone’s basketball coaching career has ended prematurely when they are 75 years old and they’ve been doing it for 45 years? This was supposed to be Steve Konchalski's farewell season at St. Francis Xavier University.

COVID-19 causing stressful times for top athletes

Saturday, September 26th, 2020
Covid-19 causing stressful times for athletes Image 2

COVID-19 has created an extra level of anxiety Canadian athletes accustomed to competing nationally and internationally. They are used to the competition and the global pandemic is playing by its own rules.

‘They’ve had a tough year’: Coach reflects on cancellation of world women’s hockey event

Sunday, March 8th, 2020

Troy Ryan, the head coach of Canada's women's hockey team, says he and the players understand why the 2020 tournament had to be cancelled. But he said it is was still tough news to hear.

Nova Scotia curling team makes Scotties history with first deaf player

Wednesday, February 12th, 2020
Emma Logan deaf Nova Scotia curler

Emma Logan is the first deaf player to compete in the championship. She and her Nova Scotia teammates use everything from duct tape to microphones to communicate.

Nova Scotia-born wrestler Rocky Johnson, 75, has died

Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

Nova Scotia-born wrestler Rocky (Soul Man) Johnson, father of movie star and wrestler Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson, has died at the age of 75, according to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).

‘Slow steps’: Gymnast Ellie Black back in the gym following ankle surgery

Thursday, January 9th, 2020
Ellie Black back to the gym following ankle surgery Image 1

Halifax gymnast Ellie Black, with a chance at a third Olympic Games this summer, won't rush her recovery from ankle surgery.

Sidney Crosby donates gear to hockey access programs in Nova Scotia

Monday, December 16th, 2019
Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby

One of hockey's greats is giving his jersey number's worth in new sets of equipment to programs for young players in his home province who don't have easy access to the game.

Halifax council allows stadium proposal to proceed, but with conditions

Tuesday, December 10th, 2019
CFL stadium proposed for Halifax

Halifax regional council voted 10-7 Tuesday in favour of a staff report that supports a $20-million contribution to a stadium, but only if a long list of conditions are met.

CFL stadium proposal ‘considerable risk’ to taxpayers, Halifax officials warn

Friday, December 6th, 2019
CFL stadium proposed for Halifax

A report from Halifax CAO Jacques Dubé says municipal council should not support a proposed CFL-friendly stadium in Shannon Park, but could consider a one-time $20-million payment for a facility if a better location is found.