Johnny Gaudreau has 2 goals and an assist, Flames beat Hurricanes

Gaudreau was absolutely dynamite again Sunday, scoring twice and notching yet another assist as the Calgary Flames completed a clean sweep of their four-game southern sojourn with a 3-1 triumph over the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena. RelatedGaudreau has posted a dazzling stat-line during the Flames four-game winning spree, with two tallies — both against the Hurricanes — and a half-dozen helpers during that span. The Hurricanes scored the lone goal in Sunday’s opening stanza — Victor Rask fired the only puck past Flames starter Brian Elliott in his 34-save showing — but Micheal Ferland notched the equalizer on a second-period breakaway. Gaudreau collected an assist, chipping a postcard-pretty backhand pass from just inside his own zone after a blocked shot by new-guy defenceman Michael Stone. Just past the midway mark of the third period, Gaudreau danced into the slot and wired a wrister that glanced off Pesce.

February 27, 2017 05:41 UTC

Third time proves lucky charm for Rachel Homan’s Ontario rink at Scotties Tournament of Hearts

But her shooter rolled only to the edge of the 12-foot and Manitoba scored one. She faced a shot Manitoba stone just behind the four-foot, left side, plus two Ontario stones backstopping it, and also a couple of Manitoba stones in the house off to the right. Homan then pushed two shot Manitoba stones behind one of hers at the back of the house, to sit one. Had Homan knocked out only one Manitoba stone, Englot would have won it there with a take-out and stick. But, as was made clear throughout this game, Homan might have no equal anywhere when she’s as deadly accurate as that.

February 27, 2017 05:39 UTC

Kyle Turris, Craig Anderson lead Senators to 2-1 win over Panthers

SUNRISE, Fla. — On Oscars Night, the Ottawa Senators had an award-winning effort of their own. Lot of excitement both ways, lot of action both ways and it was exciting for all of us,” said Anderson. The Panthers were only four points back of the Senators for a playoff spot in the Atlantic Division coming into this one. The Senators didn’t like the fact the Panthers got five power plays and Ottawa only had one. Not only were they limiting the Panthers chances, when they did get opportunities, Anderson there to make the saves.

February 27, 2017 05:20 UTC

Q&A with Book of Mormon cast member Sterling Jarvis

Singer-actor Sterling Jarvis is the last Canadian cast member left standing in the latest production of critically-acclaimed musical The Book of Mormon, after his only other country mate bowed out to take a gig in Australia. It’s actually pretty emotional for me, I’m really excited about it. What do you think makes Book of Mormon so universally appealing? I think that’s why it relates to so many people. The Book of Mormon is running at the Princess of Wales Theatre from Tuesday to April 16.

February 27, 2017 05:07 UTC

Newcomers add ‘nasty’ dynamic to Toronto Raptors in pursuit of NBA playoff success

I asked Raptors’ coach Dwane Casey at the time if he was worried at all about complacency. The Raptors went 9-12 on the way to the All-Star break and president/GM Masai Ujiri saw enough of that. With Ibaka and Tucker, he can trot out a fourth-quarter lineup that can defend both in the paint and on the perimeter. It marked the second straight win with the newcomers in the lineup. The big question in October was whether the Raptors could be more than a speed bump for the Cavaliers in the East.

February 27, 2017 05:02 UTC

Daily horoscope for Monday, February 27, 2017

Aries (March 21-April 19)You begin this week with enthusiasm and energy, which is why you might blow the hair back over other people’s ears. Enthusiasm is wonderful thing and it is contagious, but too much of a good thing is too much! Don’t let this go to your head, especially today, when you’re tempted to really throw your weight around, especially with a friend or a group. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)You are gung ho to get things done at work today, and believe me, you will succeed! In fact, this is a good week to boost your earnings.

February 27, 2017 05:01 UTC

Government declares 'civil emergency' on highway near St. Paul

Brides, 15 kilometres west of St. Paul. The Alberta government has declared a civil emergency in St. Paul County. A civil emergency is defined on the government's website as "an emergency that disrupts normal civilian activities." Civil Emergency Alert Feb26 855PM Take necessary precautions. St. Paul County #19 #ABemerg — @AB_EmergAlertRCMP have blocked the road off and traffic is currently being rerouted.

February 27, 2017 04:30 UTC

Ontario animator Alan Barillaro wins best animated short Oscar for Piper

A teary-eyed Alan Barillaro of Chippawa, Ont., thanked his three little birds — his children — as he accepted the best animated short Oscar for Piper on Sunday. The six-minute film, produced by Pixar, depicts a baby bird and her mother trying to dodge waves while searching for food on the beach. “My parents, my wife, Nancy, my three little pipers at home who inspired this story . Barillaro, who attended high school in Markham, shares the Oscar with producer Marc Sondheimer. The film had a coveted spot in theatres, screening before Pixar’s feature-length smash Finding Dory, which was 2016’s top-grossing film.

February 27, 2017 04:07 UTC

From Emma Stone to Dev Patel, the 10 best dressed celebrities at the 89th Annual Academy Awards

The red carpet for Sunday night’s 89th Annual Academy Awards was a show unto itself, with the men and women all showing up in their best — and most memorable. Emma Stone, as the presumptive Best Actress winner for La La Land, came dressed not in stars this time, but gold Givenchy. In the most nude dress without going remotely nude, red carpet veteran Nicole Kidman arrived wearing beaded Armani with her red lips popping. Regular Karl Lagerfeld clotheshorse, Williams is dressed in head-to-toe Chanel, including a custom-made black wool tail coat, trousers, necklace and, of course, bow-tie. It seems fitting to open this list with Emma Stone and close it with her La La Land co-star Ryan Gosling.

February 27, 2017 02:48 UTC

Raptors win third straight with big hand from Ibaka

Let Serge Ibaka go to work in the post on Al-Farouq Aminu. Go to the defensive stopper’s look with Tucker, Ibaka and DeMarre Carroll. I thought, for the most part, we did a good job,” Casey said. “I have to look at the film, but I thought we did a good job down the stretch.”What he will see is a thorough performance from Ibaka all over the floor. plus he has an advantage down in the low post — that’s the difference,” Casey said of Ibaka.

February 27, 2017 02:42 UTC

ROLEX celebrates cinema, for some reason

One can hardly imagine the history of the motion picture without thinking of luxury watches. I mean, one can, but luxury watches are important. In any case, luxury watches have appeared in many films over the years, which is a point Rolex made emphatically during the Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday night. That Rolex watches are… cinematic? “It tells history.” Which: sure.

February 27, 2017 02:37 UTC

How congested is Vancouver traffic? Depends who you ask

Anyone who has to commute to work in downtown Vancouver from the suburbs knows traffic congestion in the Lower Mainland can get pretty bad. In stark comparison, new rankings from traffic data firm INRIX find Vancouver to be the fifth most congested Canadian city in 2016, and only the 38th most congested in North America. (David Horemans/CBC)Differing definitionsThe main reason for the difference is that the two firms have very different definitions of what traffic congestion is. By this methodology, Pishue found that Vancouver drivers spend 30.4 hours a year in congested traffic — about nine per cent of their overall driving time. A pedestrian-friendly city like Vancouver may rank high on some traffic congestion metrics, but that's not necessarily a bad thing.

February 27, 2017 02:26 UTC

Viola Davis, O.J. Simpson documentary early Oscar winners

Black stories came to the forefront early on at the Oscars Sunday night, with Academy Awards presented to Mahershala Ali, Viola Davis and the documentary O.J. He won best supporting actor and a standing ovation at the Academy Awards, taking place in Los Angeles. Here's to August Wilson, who exhumed and exaulted the ordinary people," said Davis, who has previously won Emmy and Tony Awards. Ezra Edelman and Caroline Waterlow won best documentary feature for their film O.J. Aside from Gosling and Villeneuve's bids for best actor and director respectively, Canadians are also nominated across multiple Oscar categories.

February 27, 2017 01:33 UTC

Traditional Métis jig takes stage at Coastal First Nations dance festival

When Yvonne Chartrand takes the stage to perform the Red River Jig, she is conscious that her ancestors once danced the same steps. And now, she's taking her dance group to the tenth annual Coastal First Nations Dance Festival at UBC's Museum of Anthropology. The Red River Jig is both the most popular of Métis dances and also the group's national dance. The Coastal First Nations Dance Festival takes place at UBC's Museum of Anthropology, beginning Feb 28. With files from CBC's North by NorthwestTo listen to the full interview, click on the audio labelled: Traditional Metis jig takes stage at Coastal First Nations dance festival

February 27, 2017 01:30 UTC

Oscars 2017: The complete list of winners at the 89th Annual Academy Awards, as they happen

The 89th Annual Academy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, airs Sunday night at 8:30 p.m.With a staggering 14 nominations – tying the record for most nods previously held by Titanic and All About Eve – La La Land is considered the movie to beat. The movie was nominated in just about every major category, including nods for director Damien Chazelle, leads Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, Best Original Song, Score and more. Following in its footsteps is this year’s two other frontrunners: Barry Jenkins’s Moonlight and Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival, with eight nominations each, and Manchester by the Sea, with six nominations. Follow along as we update the night’s winners as they are announced (in bold, below), and check out our live blog of the evening here. Best Actor In A Supporting RoleMahershala Ali, MoonlightJeff Bridges, Hell or High WaterLucas Hedges, Manchester by the SeaDev Patel, LionMichael Shannon, Nocturnal AnimalsBest Costume DesignAlliedFantastic Beasts & Where to Find ThemFlorence Foster JenkinsJackieLa La LandBest Makeup and HairstylingA Man Called OveStar Trek BeyondSuicide SquadBest Documentary FeatureFire at SeaI Am Not Your NegroLife, AnimatedO.J.

February 27, 2017 01:19 UTC

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