2014 Winter Olympics

Sochi Diaries: The Games in Review

I spent the last two weeks in Sochi, isolated from North American media, and had assumed that by this time most of the myths surrounding how horrific things were over in Russia had been dispelled. But...

5 Lessons for My Kids From the Sochi Olympics

Canada is a country where you are free to be who you are and where you can express love to those around you without fear. You can practice your faith and express your views openly. You are receiving an excellent public education and when you are hurt, you can receive the health care you need. Wherever you travel, continue to stand on guard for the ideals and values that our flag - the one that our athletes wore throughout the competition - represents throughout the world.

The World Heads Home

SOCHI, Russia - By the busload, the world's athletes and visitors rolled toward Sochi's airport and took off for home Monday, fresh from a Winter Games experience that many Russians pronounced a smash...

GOLD, Canada, GOLD

SOCHI, Russia -- Team Canada's best players brought their best game and left with gold. On the world's biggest stage, Jonathan Toews and Sidney Crosby made good on their strong tournaments and controv...

Canada, Sweden Face Off For Gold

SOCHI, Russia - Sidney Crosby scored his first goal of the men's Olympic hockey tournament as Canada took a 2-0 lead over Sweden in the gold medal game at the Sochi Olympics. Crosby stole the puck fro...
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The Week In Review: Government Should Never Come Between Beer and a Hockey Fan

This week, most Canadians who wanted to be sitting in a cozy pub or friendly bar to watch Sunday's gold medal hockey game were in luck. Authorities in jurisdictions across the country allowed bars to extend their hours and serve liquor beyond normal times in order to accommodate the popular desire to cheer on team Canada with a beer in hand and fellow fans all around. But the fact that special legal dispensation was required for something as innocuous as letting people have a beer in a bar to watch a sporting event at an unusual time of day should make us all shake our heads.