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A woman walks through an art installation in Montreal, on Tuesday, December 1, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
A woman walks through an art installation in Montreal, on Tuesday, December 1, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
FILE - Toronto Blue Jays interim manager John Schneider looks on from the dugout during the first inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022, in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Blue Jays rewarded Schneider for his strong performance as their interim manager, agreeing to terms with him Friday, Oct. 21, 2022, on a new contract. Schneider agreed to a three-year deal as manager with a team option for 2026, the Blue Jays said. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara, File)
FILE - Toronto Blue Jays interim manager John Schneider looks on from the dugout during the first inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022, in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Blue Jays rewarded Schneider for his strong performance as their interim manager, agreeing to terms with him Friday, Oct. 21, 2022, on a new contract. Schneider agreed to a three-year deal as manager with a team option for 2026, the Blue Jays said. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara, File)
Vancouver Canucks right wing Vasily Podkolzin (92) and Minnesota Wild defenceman Calen Addison (2) compete for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)
Vancouver Canucks right wing Vasily Podkolzin (92) and Minnesota Wild defenceman Calen Addison (2) compete for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)
BC Lions receiver Jevon Cottoy (86) catches the football against Saskatchewan Roughriders during the fourth quarter of CFL football action against BC Lions in Regina on August 19, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Heywood Yu

‘We don’t have good memories’: B.C. Lions eager for long-awaited return to Edmonton

COVID-19 pandemic means its been 2 years since the teams clashed in Commonwealth Stadium

BC Lions receiver Jevon Cottoy (86) catches the football against Saskatchewan Roughriders during the fourth quarter of CFL football action against BC Lions in Regina on August 19, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Heywood Yu
FILE - FIFA President Gianni Infantino, left, and Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani leave the stage before the 2022 soccer World Cup draw at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center in Doha, Qatar, Friday, April 1, 2022. The first World Cup in the Middle East is only one month away. Qatar has been on an often bumpy 12-year journey that has transformed the nation. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)

Qatar’s 12-year journey as World Cup host has 1 month to go

All 64 games over the course of 29 days involving 32 teams will be held in the Doha area

FILE - FIFA President Gianni Infantino, left, and Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani leave the stage before the 2022 soccer World Cup draw at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center in Doha, Qatar, Friday, April 1, 2022. The first World Cup in the Middle East is only one month away. Qatar has been on an often bumpy 12-year journey that has transformed the nation. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)
Columbus Blue Jackets’ Johnny Gaudreau, right, dumps the puck past Vancouver Canucks’ Tyler Myers during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Gavrikov’s OT tally lifts Blue Jackets to 4-3 win over struggling Canucks

Vancouver blows four straight multi-goal leads to start the season

Columbus Blue Jackets’ Johnny Gaudreau, right, dumps the puck past Vancouver Canucks’ Tyler Myers during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
Edge to Edge Half Marathoners burst over start line on Sunday morning, Oct. 16, in front of the Ucluelet Community Hall. (Melissa Renwick photo)

Ucluelet’s Edge to Edge Half Marathon and 10km makes stellar return

650 runners took to the Wild Pacific Trail on Sunday, Oct. 16

Edge to Edge Half Marathoners burst over start line on Sunday morning, Oct. 16, in front of the Ucluelet Community Hall. (Melissa Renwick photo)
B.C. Lions’ Keon Hatcher (4) fails to make the reception in the end zone as Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ Brandon Alexander (37) defends and Desmond Lawrence (46) watches during the first half of CFL football game in Vancouver, on Saturday, October 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C. Lions’ Keon Hatcher (4) fails to make the reception in the end zone as Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ Brandon Alexander (37) defends and Desmond Lawrence (46) watches during the first half of CFL football game in Vancouver, on Saturday, October 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Washington Capitals right wing Connor Brown (28) and Vancouver Canucks center Elias Pettersson (40) reach for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jess Rapfogel)
Washington Capitals right wing Connor Brown (28) and Vancouver Canucks center Elias Pettersson (40) reach for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jess Rapfogel)
Former Vancouver Canuck Cliff Ronning. (Mark Brett - Western News)

PODCAST: Bob Marjanovich with Cliff Ronning

MOJ on Sports: Burnaby native was NHL Rookie of the year in 1983

Former Vancouver Canuck Cliff Ronning. (Mark Brett - Western News)
Maiakawanakaulani Roos of New Zealand runs at the defense during the Women’s Rugby World Cup pool match between Australia and New Zealand, at Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand, Saturday, Oct.8. 2022. (Andrew Cornaga/Photosport via AP)

Canada, New Zealand book quarterfinals at Women’s Rugby Cup

Canadians beat Italy 22-12 Sunday, sealing their spot

Maiakawanakaulani Roos of New Zealand runs at the defense during the Women’s Rugby World Cup pool match between Australia and New Zealand, at Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand, Saturday, Oct.8. 2022. (Andrew Cornaga/Photosport via AP)
Bayern's Leroy Sane, left, and teammate Alphonso Davies celebrate after scoring his side's third goal during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Bayern Munich and SC Freiburg at the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany, Oct. 16, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Matthias Schrader
Bayern's Leroy Sane, left, and teammate Alphonso Davies celebrate after scoring his side's third goal during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Bayern Munich and SC Freiburg at the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany, Oct. 16, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Matthias Schrader
Malindi Elmore celebrates after she finishes the 2022 Toronto Waterfront Marathon as the top Canadian women’s runner in Toronto on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Alex Lupul
Malindi Elmore celebrates after she finishes the 2022 Toronto Waterfront Marathon as the top Canadian women’s runner in Toronto on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Alex Lupul
B.C. Lions quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. (8) is hit by Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ Willie Jefferson, back left, as he’s tackled by him and Alden Darby Jr. (22) during the first half of a CFL football game in Vancouver, on Saturday, October 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Dynamic defence powers B.C. Lions to 40-32 win over Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Pair of pick sixes help Leos creep closer to a home playoff spot

B.C. Lions quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. (8) is hit by Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ Willie Jefferson, back left, as he’s tackled by him and Alden Darby Jr. (22) during the first half of a CFL football game in Vancouver, on Saturday, October 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks left wing Nils Hoglander (21) and Philadelphia Flyers defenceman Travis Sanheim (6) fight during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)
Vancouver Canucks left wing Nils Hoglander (21) and Philadelphia Flyers defenceman Travis Sanheim (6) fight during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)
Bayern’s Alphonso Davies, centre, leaves the field after getting injured during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich in Dortmund, Germany, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022. Davies, who had to be helped off the field after taking a boot to the head, was back training Friday with Bayern Munich. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Martin Meissner

Canadian star Alphonso Davies back training with Bayern Munich after blow to head

Davies was diagnosed with a “cranial bruise” in taking a boot to the face

Bayern’s Alphonso Davies, centre, leaves the field after getting injured during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich in Dortmund, Germany, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022. Davies, who had to be helped off the field after taking a boot to the head, was back training Friday with Bayern Munich. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Martin Meissner
Vancouver Canucks forward Ilya Mikheyev, of Russia, skates during the NHL hockey team’s training camp in Whistler, B.C., Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

THE MOJ: Canucks adopt philosophy of making a good offence their best defence

Unable to fix the blueline, Vancouver looks to outscore the opposition

Vancouver Canucks forward Ilya Mikheyev, of Russia, skates during the NHL hockey team’s training camp in Whistler, B.C., Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks’ Kevin Bieksa, right, skates with the puck as Colorado Avalanche’s Paul Stastny gives chase during first period NHL hockey action in Vancouver, B.C., on Thursday April 10, 2014. Defenceman Kevin Bieksa will sign a one-day contract with the Vancouver Canucks to mark his retirement from the NHL on Nov. 3, the team announced on Thursday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Longtime Vancouver defenceman Kevin Bieksa to sign one-day deal to retire as Canuck

41-year-old called it a “privilege” to start his career with the Canucks

Vancouver Canucks’ Kevin Bieksa, right, skates with the puck as Colorado Avalanche’s Paul Stastny gives chase during first period NHL hockey action in Vancouver, B.C., on Thursday April 10, 2014. Defenceman Kevin Bieksa will sign a one-day contract with the Vancouver Canucks to mark his retirement from the NHL on Nov. 3, the team announced on Thursday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Former justice of the Supreme Court of Canada Thomas Cromwell looks on before being invested as a Companion of the Order of Canada during a ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on Thursday, March 14, 2019. Cromwell recommended wholesale change at Hockey Canada a day before the embattled sports organization’s president and CEO and board resigned on Tuesday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Hockey Canada board resigned after justice Thomas Cromwell’s recommendation

Report: Hockey Canada’s leadership had lost the confidence of stakeholders, major teardown needed

Former justice of the Supreme Court of Canada Thomas Cromwell looks on before being invested as a Companion of the Order of Canada during a ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on Thursday, March 14, 2019. Cromwell recommended wholesale change at Hockey Canada a day before the embattled sports organization’s president and CEO and board resigned on Tuesday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
John McKinley and Philip Wolf. (Black Press Media photo)

PODCAST: Black Press insiders McKinley, Wolf preview 2022-23 NHL season

NHL UPDATE: Talk includes Canucks, Stanley Cup predictions and the rise of the Sabres

John McKinley and Philip Wolf. (Black Press Media photo)