Auston Matthews and James van Riemsdyk paid tribute Monday to USA Hockey executive Jim Johannson, who died in his sleep on Sunday at age 53. “He had such a positive impact on USA Hockey. He went above and beyond what he had to.” Johannson held many roles with USA Hockey, and was the general manager of the U.S. Olympic team. Matthews and van Riemsdyk got to know him through the U.S. national development program and the world under-18, world junior and world championships. Van Riemsdyk was an Olympian under Johannson, and was also a family friend.

January 22, 2018 22:41 UTC

Unsung for seven decades, the real Rosie the Riveter was a California waitress named Naomi Parker Fraley. “I didn’t want fame or fortune,” Fraley told People magazine in 2016, when her connection to Rosie was first made public. “But I did want my own identity.” The search for the real Rosie is the story of one scholar’s six-year intellectual treasure hunt. Read more: Once Upon a City: Women who were unsung heroes of war effortNaomi Parker Fraley in 2015 with the Rosie the Riveter poster that became a feminist touchstone. “I didn’t want fame or fortune,” Fraley told People magazine in 2016, when her connection to Rosie was first made public.

January 22, 2018 22:41 UTC

Can cutting back on smoking cigarettes help some drug users quit opioids? (CBC)"When I started to reduce and started to feel better, it started to tell my mind that I can do this," said Finnessy. 'King of addictions'Pakhale calls tobacco smoking the "king of addictions" for its grip on the brain's neuro-receptors. Smoking cigarettes activates those receptors by releasing dopamine, causing pleasure. Pakhale acknowledged that despite the program's success, the failure rate among those trying to kick a smoking habit remains stubbornly high.

January 22, 2018 22:30 UTC

South Koreans are now the midst of a North Korean beauty blitz — and, well, they’re gaga. (South Korean women and North Korean men are, understandably, less fond of the phrase.) The band was established on Kim’s orders in 2012 and was like nothing North Korea had ever seen before. Ri Sol Ju, Kim’s wife, was part of a cheering squad that went to South Korea in 2005 for the Asian athletic championships. Meanwhile, the JoongAng Ilbo, one of South Korea’s top three newspapers, Monday warned the government not to be seduced by North Korea.

January 22, 2018 22:18 UTC

According to the notice, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will replace the existing barriers with bollard walls to deter and prevent illegal crossings. Santa Teresa, New Mexico — a booming industrial border town — is west of El Paso, Texas. This marks the third time Homeland Security under President Donald Trump has used broad powers under a 2005 law to waive laws such as the National Environmental Policy Act and Endangered Species Act for the border barriers. “The Trump administration is stopping at nothing to ram through this destructive border wall,” Segee said. A proposal by Customs and Border Protection calls for spending $18 billion over 10 years to extend barriers to cover nearly half the border.

January 22, 2018 22:18 UTC

Bruce McArthur’s profile page on Silver Daddies — a niche dating and hookup site targeting older gay men — paints a picture of a reserved senior searching for companionship. Warnings from police about dating apps throughout the investigation have been a point of tension within the Gay Village. Toronto police said they were investigating dating apps aimed at gay men like Grindr and Scruff shortly after Esen and Kinsman disappeared last summer, noting both men used dating apps. In December police issued a warning to the community regarding the use of dating apps, citing input from the community received while investigating the two men’s disappearance. Two days later police Chief Mark Saunders assured the community there was no evidence that a serial killer was responsible for the events.

January 22, 2018 22:07 UTC

The Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville is losing its ethics watchdog, after she informed council she will be stepping down at the end of the month. Suzanne Craig submitted her resignation last Monday, the town confirmed. Craig, who is still the ethics czar for the City of Vaughan and the Toronto District School Board, took on the role of interim integrity commissioner for Stouffville last February and soon found herself pursuing an unusual complaint from staff regarding a bizarre CSI-style wall display found in Mayor Justin Altmann’s office washroom. Altmann, who failed to apologize by the December deadline, has repeatedly challenged Craig’s findings, and said he would pursue a judicial review of her decision on the wall. Altmann’s lawyer Hermie Abraham suggested Craig’s probe was biased and lacked natural justice.

January 22, 2018 22:07 UTC

Consider this as a good gift for new Instant Pot owners who have no idea where to start. Easy mini Mason jar cheesecakes in an Instant PotWarm up with this Instant Pot butternut squash and miso risottoBarbecue pulled chicken three waysIndian food is actually a great way to test out a new electric pressure cooker. Using the saute function on Instant Pot, heat ghee. Place lid on Instant Pot, making sure vent is set to sealing mode. Basmati Rice2 cups (500 mL) water2 cups (500 mL) basmati rice, rinsed and drained1 ½ tsp (7 mL) kosher saltPlace all ingredients in Instant Pot.

January 22, 2018 22:02 UTC

In trying to understand what Finance Minister Bill Morneau means when he talks about viewing the federal budget through a gender lens, consider Sweden's experience with the humble and oh-so-Canadian snowplow. Every year, the Swedish Women's Lobby reviews the government's budget to see how resources are divided between men and women. "The thing about Sweden is they are the kings, or shall we say the queens, of gender budgeting," Canadian economist Armine Yalnizyan told CBC. Finance Minister Bill Morneau talks about initiatives that will be discussed in Davos, Switzerland, to help Canada advance gender equality. Data neededYalnizyan said gender budgeting isn't about being pro-women but rather about being pro-efficiency.

January 22, 2018 21:56 UTC

Seeking change amid midseason struggles, the Milwaukee Bucks fired coach Jason Kidd on Monday after a slide that left a team with designs on challenging the NBA's best in eighth place in the Eastern Conference. It was a surprising end to Kidd's three-plus-season tenure in Milwaukee, during which the Bucks made the playoffs twice, exiting in the first round each time. Bucks seeking 'different voice'Under Kidd, the Bucks had a regular-season record of 139-152. In Milwaukee, Kidd inherited a team that won 15 games in 2013-14. Other than a 33-win season in 2015-16, the youthful Bucks hovered around .500 under Kidd as Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton blossomed into top-flight players.

January 22, 2018 21:52 UTC

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Southern California authorities on Monday went tent to tent telling the homeless living in a 2-mile-long (3.2-kilometre-long) encampment that the large riverbed encampment some have called home for years is being closed down. Shannon Parker after speaking with two homeless men who said they did not know where they would go. Heather Smith, 42, said she’s been homeless for a decade after her husband left her and she was addicted to painkillers following surgery. They have complained about homeless people rattling shopping carts in their otherwise quiet neighbourhoods and allegedly stealing potted plants and bikes. Officials in nearby cities are concerned that homeless residents will wind up living on the streets once they’re pushed out of the riverbed.

January 22, 2018 21:45 UTC

Christine Angst and her spouse, Jeremy Dole, were lifelong Saskatchewan residents until last November, when they decided to sell everything they owned and move to Alberta in search of work. In Saskatchewan, there are 5.7 unemployed people per vacant job, and in Alberta, slightly lower at 5.2 people per vacant job, meaning the labour market is slightly easier in Alberta, but not much. "Migration from Saskatchewan to Alberta has been a consistent feature of inter-provincial migration flows for some time," said Tombe. In the first quarter of 2014, approximately 2,600 — about 1,000 people per month — moved from Saskatchewan to Alberta. Christine Angst isn't surprised to hear Saskatchewan residents are on the move.

January 22, 2018 21:42 UTC

WASHINGTON — House Majority Whip Steve Scalise has returned to the Capitol following surgery this month as he recovers from injuries suffered during a shooting rampage at a baseball practice last June. The Louisiana Republican told reporters Monday he was “feeling great” after the Jan. 10 surgery, the latest in a series of operations required after a bullet struck his hip, shattering bone and damaging internal organs. Scalise said the latest surgery “was very successful, but it took a long recovery.”He said he was glad to be back at work in time to vote for an expected deal to reopen the federal government after a three-day partial shutdown. Scalise, who is 52, intends to stand for re-election, but said, “in the meantime we have of lot of work to do.”

January 22, 2018 21:37 UTC

— Chairlift operations resumed Monday on Vancouver Island’s Mount Washington after a weekend snowstorm left dozens stranded. While fresh snow is typically welcomed by skiers and snowboarders, Rivers said the sudden storm resulted in avalanches, making conditions unsafe. “We had naturally occurring avalanches … which makes human-triggered avalanches very likely,” Rivers said. It was an interesting night to just spend at the lodge watching the snowstorm,” Rivers said. The resort is used to seeing lots of snow on the mountain, but Rivers said Saturday’s storm was among three events in the last 20 years that stand out.

January 22, 2018 21:33 UTC

MINNEAPOLIS — Heavy snow and strong winds pushed across the Midwest on Monday, prompting highway closings in Kansas and South Dakota, school cancellations in Minnesota and grounding of flights in Denver and Minneapolis. In southern Minnesota, the storm dumped 17 inches (43 centimetres) near Owatonna by late afternoon Monday. Weather service meteorologist Bill Borghoff in Minnesota says the storm started brewing Saturday night over Nebraska and spread to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. He called it “a very classically developed winter storm,” with widespread heavy snow on its northern end. The storm brought blizzard conditions to much of Nebraska and forced the Woodbury County Courthouse to close in Sioux City, Iowa.

January 22, 2018 21:13 UTC