Tonight on Hockey Night in Canada, a national TV audience will be watching two of the more lacklustre teams in the Western Conference.
The Vancouver Canucks will suit up against the Calgary Flames at Rogers Arena in their first match since a notorious line brawl in January.
The fights broke out two seconds into the game after Flames head coach Bob Hartley sent fourth-line goons Brian McGrattan and Kevin Westgarth onto the ice.
Eight players, including Canucks defencemen Kevin Bieksa and Jason Garrison, received game misconducts.
Canucks head coach John Tortorella later received a six-game suspension for trying to charge into the Flames' dressing room after the first period.
Vancouver Quadra Liberal MP Joyce Murray has issued a statement on International Women's Day noting that females hold only 76 of the 308 seats in Parliament.
She also mentioned that in 2011, only 25 percent of senior management positions in Canada were held by women, even though they comprised 43 percent of the labour force at the time.
“Women have truly come a long way in short period of time,” Murray acknowledged. “I remember that my own mother needed her husband’s permission to attend the school of architecture at UBC; she was the only woman student at that time. A common misconception remains that all of the battles for women have already been won.”
Here are some other troubling statistics from the Parliament of Canada.
Microsoft’s plan to end updates to Windows XP may have been forced to change course by the Great Wall of Chinese Windows XP users.
Microsoft appears to be planning, in some form to continue supplying security updates for Windows XP in China after support for XP ends on April 8 for the rest of the world.
In a sitdown interview with The National, Canadian comedian Martin Short had some serious thoughts about Toronto mayor Rob Ford and his recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Pulling no punches, Short said, "I don't think Rob Ford is remotely good for the country."
He noted that London, England's mayor, Boris Johnson, has previously appeared on Late Show With David Letterman, "and he really made a great representation of the city, he represented the city with a great elegance."
Asked whether he thought Ford was embarrassing to Toronto, Short said, "I think if he really loved Toronto he would have resigned....To hang in there because you love Toronto is a little more narcissistic than he claims."
Yesterday I had my first chance to play with one of Nokia’s Lumia mobile phones running the Windows Phone 8 OS—essentially Windows 8 for touchscreen phones as it uses the same kernel and tile-based user interface as Windows 8.
I was sitting in the McDonald’s at Broadway and Granville when a complete stranger approached me, handed over his brand new Lumia smartphone and asked me how to to get on the Internet.
I might’ve answered, “practice, practice, practice,” but people don’t get that anymore and no one likes a smartass.
Would’ve been a good answer though.
Just before she started getting recognized for her appearances in a string of videos for Aerosmith power-ballads, Alicia Silverstone made her feature film debut in the low-budget 1993 thriller The Crush. The film was shot in Vancouver, so naturally I did the set visit for Fangoria magazine.
I interviewed Silverstone, who had recently turned 16, on Halloween, 1992. This was nearly three whole years before a certain high-falutin' magazine put her on the cover.
Some of Salt Spring Island’s top artisans will be showcasing their work at Heritage Hall (3102 Main Street) from March 14 to 16 for Salt Spring in the City. The event runs from 4 to 9 p.m. on March 14, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on March 15, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 16.
Over 30 unique lifestyle brands, spanning from modern to rustic, will be travelling to Vancouver. From jewelers to potters, clothing designers, painters, winemakers, candlemakers, cheesemakers, preservemakers, woodworkers, sculptors, writers, musicians, and poet, there’s something for everyone.