Henrik Sedin records 1,000th career point, Canucks edge Panthers

Henrik Sedin recorded the 1,000th point of his NHL career before Luca Sbisa scored the winner in the third period as the Vancouver Canucks defeated the Florida Panthers 2-1 on Friday night. Sedin is the 85th player in NHL history record 1,000 points, and just the 38th to accomplish the feat with one franchise. Tied 1-1 through 40 minutes, Sbisa ripped his second goal of the season past Luongo 3:07 into the third off a broken play in the slot. Canucks edge Panthers in Vancouver0:24After Sedin got his 1,000th point to tie it up in the second, Sven Baertschi had a chance give Vancouver its first lead later in the period only to be denied by Luongo. The Florida goalie then stopped Sbisa on a short-handed chance after getting caught out of position.

January 21, 2017 04:29 UTC

Shea Weber, Max Pacioretty lead Montreal Canadiens to victory over Devils in Newark

NEWARK, N.J. — Shea Weber and Max Pacioretty each scored a power-play goal during a major penalty early in the third period, and the Montreal Canadiens snapped a two-game skid Friday night with a 3-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils. Alex Galchenyuk added a goal and two assists, and Alexander Radulov had three assists as Montreal ended the Devils’ three-game winning streak. Weber scored his 11th of the season on a drive from the blue line at 3:01 that was set up by Radulov. Pacioretty got his 21st at 4:23 with a shot that deflected off the skate of Devils forward Adam Henrique. … Phillip Danault, playing in his 100th NHL game, was moved to centre on the Canadiens’ top line with Pacioretty and Radulov.

January 21, 2017 04:25 UTC

President Trump rolls out golden rug, curtain in redecorated Oval Office

WASHINGTON—It took just a few hours for President Donald Trump to give the Oval Office a makeover, including some fresh gold trim. There were changes from floor to ceiling as the White House brought reporters into the Oval Office on Friday evening for the first time since Trump became president at noon. He was signing an executive order and other paperwork in his first major acts as president. It was replaced by a golden rug with garland edges that appeared to be the same design as the “sunburst” rug George W. Bush had when he was president. Some of the furniture appeared to be different, although Trump kept the Resolute Desk that presidents have used for decades.

January 21, 2017 03:56 UTC

Inaugural Balls are President Trump’s first presidential party

President Donald Trump dances with first lady Melania Trump to Frank Sinatra’s “My Way.” ( Evan Vucci / AP ) Vice President Mike Pence right, assisted his wife Karen Pence as they departed the vice presidential residence for several inaugural balls. ( Alex Brandon / AP ) The president and First Lady were joined onstage by the vice president, his wife and the couples' children. ( DOUG MILLS / The New York Times ) The Rockettes strutted their stuff at the Freedom Ball. ( RUTH FREMSON / The New York Times ) Pelican212 were the youngest of the evening's festivities, featured at the Freedom Ball at the Washington Convention Center. ( Alex Wong / GETTY IMAGES ) Singer Erin Boheme entertained at the Liberty Ball.

January 21, 2017 03:49 UTC

Donald Trump’s inaugural speech, deconstructed: ‘He’s reinforcing his brand image as an outsider’

The National Post’s Joseph Brean asked six experts in political oratory to break down the speech. That all changes – starting right here, and right now, because this moment is your moment: it belongs to you. “He’s reinforcing his brand image as an outsider.”Americans want great schools for their children, safe neighborhoods for their families, and good jobs for themselves. We will get our people off of welfare and back to work – rebuilding our country with American hands and American labor. And, Yes, Together, We Will Make America Great Again.

January 21, 2017 03:12 UTC

It's a heated race to fill Emily Carr space on Granville Island

The school's current home occupies approximately 200,000 square feet and is a purpose-built facility for educational use said Lisa Ono, manager of public affairs for Granville Island CHMC. and federal governments to acquire the South Building of Emily Carr University, once that school has moved out. Arts UmbrellaArts Umbrella, a not-for-profit group that offers arts education to pre-school, elementary and high-school students on Granville Island, also wants to move into the coveted Emily Carr space once it's vacated. "It's no secret that we've grown out of our current space on Granville Island." Granville Island 2040Ono said CMHC did not put out a call for expressions of interest regarding the future of the Emily Carr buildings but held extensive workshops, stakeholder meetings and online surveys as part of its Granville Island 2040 vision.

January 21, 2017 02:53 UTC

Pickering cosmetic surgeon wins $20.5M jackpot — and now he's retired

The former cosmetic surgeon bought the ticket to his retirement last fall, scoring the Oct. 8, 2016, Lotto 6/49 jackpot. Hayashida says he and his wife plan to start a charitable organization with some of the winnings. Hayashida, 59, said he spent the past months finding someone to take over his practice — and to discuss plans with his wife. Instead, Hayashida said he and his family hope to start a charitable foundation, but have yet to agree on what cause they'll sponsor. "When you get a gift this big, I think you should be responsible and return some of it to the community."

January 21, 2017 02:36 UTC

Raptors hammered by Hornets in worst loss of season

Walker scored 32 points on 11-of-16 shooting, and the Hornets routed the Toronto Raptors 113-78. Kyle Lowry had 24 points and DeMar DeRozan added 23 points for the Raptors, who have lost two straight. The Hornets held the Raptors to 33 per cent shooting and limited them to a season-low 78 points. Walker scored 16 points on 6-of-9 shooting in the first half and had four rebounds and three assists. The Hornets have won eight of their last nine at home, with the only loss coming against the Cavaliers.

January 21, 2017 02:31 UTC

Trump’s first executive order aims to repeal Obamacare

The order notes that Trump intends to seek the “prompt repeal” of the law. WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump quickly assumed the mantle of the White House on Friday, making his first executive order one aimed at his predecessor’s signature health care law and swearing-in members of his national security team to his Cabinet. As Trump signed the paperwork, the White House announced Priebus had sent a memorandum to agencies and departments outlining guidelines for slowing regulations. Trump also signed a proclamation declaring a national day of patriotism, according to a tweet from White House spokesman Sean Spicer. Hours later, he was confirmed by the Senate as Trump watched his inaugural parade from a stand outside the White House.

January 21, 2017 02:22 UTC

Christie Blatchford: Jury told of bloody size 13 footprints as prosecution builds case in Garland murder trial

Thus the trial of Douglas Garland at the end of the first week. Though shoes like this were never found on the Garland acreage, where Garland lived with his elderly parents, a shoe box of size 13s, wide, was seized from the farm. Most of the prints Gallen examined — and found to “correspond” with a test pair of 13s bought at a local Wal-Mart — were from just inside the front door of the Liknes’ house and a section of the garage. On July 4, with the RCMP emergency response team ready to do a warrantless search of the Garland farm — this was the so-called rescue attempt — Douglas Garland was deliberately stopped as he left the acreage. It was Shute who told him he was being placed “under investigative detention for kidnapping.” Garland’s demeanour, he told prosecutor Shane Parker, “was fine … he was sober and coherent.

January 21, 2017 02:09 UTC

Busy Blue Jay Stroman shows off new jersey at Rogers Centre

Blue Jays player Marcus Stroman evades a tag from Holland Silk during an event Friday at the Rogers Centre with the Jays Care Foundation Boys and Girls Club. We have a great following.” Fashion is a passion for the Blue Jays right-hander and could be something he takes to a higher level when his playing days are done. “In every facet, I’ll be ready.” Stroman was joined by teammates Ryan Goins and Steve Pearce on the latest stop of the Blue Jays’ Winter Tour on Friday. The veteran right-fielder tested the free agent market before signing a one-year contract with the Blue Jays this week. That’s my guy right there.” The Blue Jays are coming off a second straight appearance in the American League Championship Series.

January 21, 2017 01:34 UTC

In a pageant of repetition and tradition, Trump is anything but the norm

Donald Trump took the oath of the highest office in the world Friday. “I, Donald John Trump, do solemnly swear…”For all the manifest strangeness of an inauguration — all the balls and rallies and novelty hats — they are at their hearts pageants of repetition. “…the office of President of the United States…”RelatedBut with Donald Trump, it isn’t that easy. “…the constitution of the United States…”It will seem like pathetic fallacy, but it really did start to rain when Trump began his oath. Donald Trump, finally, after everything and against conventional wisdom, was President of the United States.

January 21, 2017 01:26 UTC

Trump signs 1st executive order targeting Obamacare regulations

Health-care experts said the order signalled the Trump administration's interest in unwinding the law as much as possible through administrative means. Trump also signed a proclamation declaring a national day of patriotism, according to a tweet from White House spokesman Sean Spicer. TradeThe White House repeated Trump's campaign vow to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the Asian free-trade pact that Obama championed but was unable to get through Congress. ​White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Thursday that two executive orders on trade would be coming soon. (Ahman Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images)The Trump administration pledged to pursue the "highest level of military readiness" and increase cybersecurity capabilities.

January 21, 2017 01:25 UTC

Anglican Church will issue apology to victims of former minister

It is estimated the former Anglican Minister Ralph Rowe abused hundreds of victims. The Anglican church has never issued a formal apology. One of the communities Rowe targeted was Wapekeka First Nation. The Anglican Church of Canada announced Friday that it will make a formal, national apology to all the victims of notorious pedophile Ralph Rowe. And the Anglican Church of Canada’s Healing Fund has supported healing initiatives in other First Nations in the Sioux Lookout area, such as Kingfisher Lake and Sachigo Lake.

January 21, 2017 01:14 UTC

Canada-wide warrant issued for man after court mix-up

A Canada-wide warrant has been issued for a Toronto man, facing criminal charges, who was able to leave the Toronto East courthouse Friday morning after an alleged miscommunication between police and the courts. David Hopkinson said Lingathasan Suntharamoorthy, 36, was to remain in custody following a court appearance. Hopkinson wasn’t able to specify the charges he faced on Friday, but described them as “violent, serious charges.”Instead, Suntharamoorthy left the courthouse in a departure Hopkinson described as an “error of the courts.”Suntharamoorthy is currently wanted for being unlawfully at large. Toronto Police describe him as 5’10” with a medium build, and short black hair. A release issued Friday also says Suntharamoorthy is “known to be violent and dangerous,” but Hopkinson wasn’t able to confirm if he had a criminal record.

January 21, 2017 00:44 UTC

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