Biden convenes global COVID-19 summit, U.S. pledges to share more vaccines

President Joe Biden is set to announce that the United States is doubling its purchase of Pfizer’s COVID-19 shots to share with the world to one billion doses as he embraces the goal of vaccinating 70 per cent of the global population within the next year.

‘I’m just proud of myself’: Canada’s Kristie Elliott reacts to historic college football kick

It’s taken some adaptations, but Elliott has broken new ground for women in college sports. The 21-year-old booted a pair of successful conversions against Oregon’s Linfield University on Sept. 11, becoming the first Canadian woman to play in — and score in — an NCAA football game.

CBC Sports’ ‘That Curling Show’ returns as fight to reach Beijing Olympics heats up

It’s only September but Canadian curling teams are already fighting for their Olympic lives. Starting Wednesday in Ottawa, the first two pressure-packed bonspiels get underway. CBC Sports is going to be bringing fans extensive curling coverage throughout the season.

Neck-to-neck combat: Giraffes fight fair when they spar, researchers find

Jessica Granweiler was surprised by the intricate rules that male giraffes seem to follow when they are sparring with each other. For instance, giraffes are either “lefties” or “righties” when they bash necks, and they will respect their opponent’s side preference.

Experts call for an overhaul of Canada’s national security policy to cope with an ‘angry’ world

The newly re-elected Liberal government will have to hit the ground running on the world stage as U.S. President Joe Biden pledges new era of vigorous competition without triggering a new Cold War. Experts are urging the government to stop dealing with crises on an ad-hoc basis and appoint a permanent committee of cabinet for… Continue reading Experts call for an overhaul of Canada’s national security policy to cope with an ‘angry’ world

Alberta man who lost wife, toddler in double homicide calls for changes to sex-offender laws

Mchale Busch, 24, and her toddler son, Noah McConnell, were killed last week. Cody McConnell — Mchale’s husband and Noah’s father — says the family should have been made aware they shared their Hinton, Alta., apartment building with the convicted sex offender who is now charged in the deaths.

‘This is the real me’: Pierre-Luc Dubois confident despite difficult 1st season with Winnipeg Jets

Forced to navigate multiple quarantines, a highly publicized run-in with his former coach, a blockbuster trade, injuries and loneliness — the Winnipeg Jets centre was never comfortable during a roller-coaster 2020-21 campaign set against the COVID-19 pandemic’s backdrop.

Canada announces extension of flight ban from India as it prepares for the return of direct flights

As Canada prepares for the return of direct flights from India to Canada, Transport Canada is announcing an extension of the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) that restricts all direct commercial and private passenger flights to Canada from India until September 26, 2021, at 23:59 EDT.

Moments of celebration in women’s sports don’t discount issues that still stand

On the latest episode of Bring It In, Morgan Campbell is joined by Meghan McPeak and Dave Zirin to discuss how the happier moments in women’s sports and the subsequent attention have not altered the landscape with issues that women still face.

Minister Garneau attends 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly

The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, will attend meetings held during the high-level segment of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly. The Minister will participate in a number of events addressing critical international issues and highlight the importance of multilateral global cooperation.

Former Maple Leaf Zach Hyman ready for fresh start with McDavid, Oilers

The Oilers open training camp ahead of the 2021-22 season Wednesday with renewed optimism and increased pressure to perform following a string of post-season disappointments. It’s a situation Zach Hyman knows well from his time under Toronto’s media spotlight.