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See Victoria on foot, by wheel and on the water

Any way you choose, you won’t find a better city for human-powered explorations than the capital of British Columbia. It’s scenic, with a striking waterfront and filled with grand historic …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, 5:47 p.m.

‘Like … a horror movie’: Camper saves family of 4 from wolf attack

It was about half past midnight when Russ Fee woke up to the sound of frantic shouts coming from a campsite next to his in Canada’s Banff National Park. From …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019, 4:33 p.m.

X-rays negative after Kelly Olynyk suffers knee injury while playing for Team Canada

The injury that sidelined Miami Heat forward Kelly Olynyk during a Wednesday exhibition with the Canadian national team in Toronto turned out to be nothing more than a bruised knee


UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019, 5:58 p.m.

Four former Gonzaga standouts invited to Canadian national team training camp

Brandon Clarke, Kelly Olynyk, Kevin Pangos and Kyle Wiltjer are among the 29 players invited to the early August training camp in Toronto.


UPDATED: Sun., June 30, 2019, 11:20 p.m.

Team Canada wins men’s 6-foot and under title at Hoopfest

Jeffery Price, a former University of Calgary and Mount Royal sharpshooter, hit the game-winning two-pointer Sunday to lift his team to a 20-12 triumph over All of the Lights, a …


Canada advances with 2-0 victory over New Zealand

Jessie Fleming and Nichelle Prince each had second-half goals and Canada advanced to the knockout round at the Women’s World Cup with a 2-0 victory over New Zealand. Fleming took …


Marko Anttila scores two goals to propel Finland past Canada for world hockey title

Marko Anttila helped lead Finland to its third world hockey title, scoring the tying and go-ahead goals in a 3-1 victory over Canada on Sunday.


UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019, 6:37 p.m.

U.S. senator seeks safe passage for Turkish Trail Blazers star Enes Kanter

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden wants to ensure Portland center Enes Kanter, whom Turkey wants arrested for his criticism of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, will be able to safely travel to …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 4:41 p.m.

Canadian biologists discover female caribou calf amongst remnants of Purcell herd

Canadian wildlife officials discovered a female calf among the remnants of the Purcell herd near Kimberley B.C., last week.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019, 1:57 p.m.

With 90 percent of avalanches triggered by the victims, should meditation, mindfulness become backcountry tools?

In a small Canadian classroom eight adults sat, eyes closed, as pieces of chocolate slowly melted in their mouths.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 8, 2019, 4:10 p.m.

Truck driver in Canada crash that killed 16 pleads guilty

The driver of a transport truck involved in a bus crash that killed 16 people in Canada has pleaded guilty to all charges against him. Thirteen others were injured when …


Former Gonzaga teammates Kelly Olynyk and Kevin Pangos lead Canada past Brazil

Former Gonzaga teammates Kelly Olynyk and Kevin Pangos played key roles as Canada defeated Brazil 85-77 on Thursday in a FIBA World Cup Americas qualifier at Place Bell in Quebec.


Canadian hunter fatally injured by polar bear

A Canadian hunter was killed by a polar bear in an Inuit hamlet in Canada’s northernmost territory, officials said Tuesday.


UPDATED: Wed., June 13, 2018, 11:17 a.m.

North American trio beats Morocco to host 2026 World Cup

North America will host the 2026 World Cup after FIFA voters opted for the financial and logistical certainty of a United States-led bid over risky Moroccan proposals for the first …


Backcountry Canadian huts, mountain views inspire, but 65-year-old Spokane climber Dick Quinn is the real muse

He didn’t hesitate when he came to the 50-degree sloping mass of snow and ice just a handful of a hundred feet below the summit of Mount Olive in the …


Canada beats Latvia in OT to reach world quarterfinals

Canada bounced back from a loss to Finland by edging Latvia 2-1 in overtime at the ice hockey world championship to clinch a spot in the quarterfinals on Monday.


U.S. curlers to compete for Olympic gold after upsetting Canada

The United States men’s curling team will play for a gold medal against Sweden after knocking out their Canadian opponents 5-3 in a tense semifinals showdown. The U.S. win was …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 22, 2018, 6:13 p.m.

Commentary: How the U.S. women’s hockey team turned courage into gold

And that, as much as anything that happened between the blue lines late Wednesday night at Gangneung Hockey Center, is why the next time USA Hockey pays homage to Olympic …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 29, 2017, 6:43 p.m.

U.S. rallies to 4-3 shootout win over Canada in outdoor game

Brady Tkachuk and Kieffer Bellows found enough traction in the snow to score shootout goals and cap the United States’ 4-3 win over Canada in international hockey’s first outdoor game …


Majestic Mountains: The Canadian Rockies remain wild, wonderful

The Canadian Rockies and their surrounding territories have retained this ancient majesty. Thanks in part to the naming of British Columbia’s and Alberta’s four national and three provincial parks as …


Sweden tops Canada on penalties to win hockey world championship

Sweden won the ice hockey world championship with a 2-1 victory on penalties over two-time defending champion Canada on Sunday.


Canada’s lesser-known national parks good bet during 150th anniversary

It’s Canada’s turn to celebrate its national parks. As part of Canada 150 – the country’s sesquicentennial – admission is free in all national parks. For Americans, a car-camping trip …


Braves star Freeman honors mom by playing for Canada in WBC

Freddie Freeman was born and raised in Southern California and blossomed into a star with the Atlanta Braves. Starting this week, he’s proudly playing in World Baseball Classic. For Canada …


Out & about: Candada National Parks celebrate 150 years

Canada’s national parks, celebrating their 150th anniversary this year, are rolling out the welcome mats by offering free entry.


Canada defeats Russia to advance to World Cup of Hockey finals

Sidney Crosby was at his best on one of hockey’s biggest stages.


Couch Slouch apologizes to Canada

Couch Slouch would like to apologize to Canada, and to all Canadians.


Men walk to prohibited Yellowstone hot spring, face complaint

A Canadian-based group of men who post pictures and videos of their travels on social media are in hot water with Yellowstone National Park officials after walking out to a …


Team Challenge Cup adds skaters after online voting

Following online voting, several skaters have been added to the rosters of the three continent-based teams that will compete in the upcoming Team Challenge Cup, which kicks off later this …


NBA All-Star weekend highlights Canada’s growing hoops love

When Greg Anthony arrived in Vancouver to join the inaugural Grizzlies team in 1995, the cash in his pocket wasn’t the only currency that he needed to exchange.


Gonzaga’s Mark Few, U.S. defeated by Canada in Pan Am semifinals

TORONTO – Andrew Nicholson scored 31 points and had 10 rebounds, former No. 1 NBA Draft pick Anthony Bennett added 18 points and grabbed 12 rebounds and host Canada powered …