PyeongChang 2018: Looking ahead at Canadian Paralympic Team action on Day 1
- Competition begins at PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games - Medals to be won in downhill skiing and biathlon - Canada kicks off preliminary Para ice hockey and wheelchair curling action
PyeongChang, March 9, 2018 – The Canadian Paralympic Team will start its medal quest at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games on Saturday.
Para alpine skiing kicks off with the downhill races starting at 9:30 a.m. local time/7:30 p.m. Friday ET. Mac Marcoux captured the bronze medal in this discipline as a 16-year-old in Sochi four years ago and is a medal favourite once again with guide Jack Leitch in men’s visually impaired competition. Among the other Canadians in contention are Alana Ramsay and Mollie Jepsen in women’s standing, Alexis Guimond in men’s standing, and Kurt Oatway in men’s sitting.
Medals will also be awarded in biathlon, with the 7.5KM men’s and 6KM women’s races. The sitting category will start the day at 10 a.m. local time/8 p.m. Friday ET followed by standing and visually impaired at 11:45 a.m. local time/9:45 p.m. Friday ET. Six Canadians will be in action: Mark Arendz, Collin Cameron, Sebastien Fortier, and Derek Zaplotinsky in men’s and Brittany Hudak and Emily Young in women’s. Arendz was a silver medallist for Canada at Sochi 2014 in this event.
Canada opens against Sweden in its first preliminary Para ice hockey game. Puck drop is 7 p.m. local time/5 a.m. ET. Canada is looking for its first gold medal since Torino 2006, and won bronze in 2014.
In wheelchair curling action, skip Mark Ideson will lead Canada into its first two round-robin matches, versus Switzerland at 2:35 p.m. local time/12:35 a.m. ET and versus Norway at 7:35 p.m. local time/5:35 a.m. ET. Three members of the squad were part of the gold medal-winning team in Sochi: Ideson, Ina Forrest, and Dennis Thiessen.
WHERE TO WATCH
Television coverage: CBC: 6-10 a.m. ET (LIVE COVERAGE) and 4-6 p.m. ET Radio-Canada: 3-5 p.m. ET Sportsnet One: 1-4 a.m. ET and 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. Sunday ET AMI: 1-4 p.m. ET
NEWS PROVIDED BY UNIFOR Feb 23, 2018, 11:34 ET SHARE THIS ARTICLE TORONTO, Feb. 23, 2018 /CNW/ - Unifor Local 4268 representing school bus drivers in Ontario has served First Student Canada with a strike notice effective as of 12:01 a.m. on Thursday March 1, 2018. "Negotiations are continuing and it is our hope that a fair settlement can still be reached as we are fully aware of the key service that drivers provide to school communities," said Unifor Ontario Regional Director Naureen Rizvi. "It's clear however that low wages and the resulting driver shortages are chronic problems that must be addressed in the Ontariosystem." The strike notice applies to First Student Owen Sound/Wiarton and Port Elgin/Kincardine. In addition to school bus routes in these regions the Owen Sound Transit system and the Bruce Power shuttle service could see a withdrawal of services if no deal is reached. The union is obligated to issue 72-hour…
The Multiculturalism Monument at Union Station. The story of Francesco PerilliToronto is known around the world for its multiculturalism. “Monument to Multiculturalism” by Francesco Perilli, stands in a highly prominent location in the downtown district. It is located on the south side of Front Street, in front of the main entrance of Union Station.
Francesco Perilli is an Italian painter and sculptor who lives and works in Nereto in the province of Teramo. Son of an ebanist, Francesco Perilli lives his youth during the post-war reconstruction period. He does not have the opportunity to study and learn the earliest rudiments of art from his father. In 1965 he went to a workshop from a ceramic in Nereto and later attended the sculptor Giuseppe Marinucci.
The most famous work of Francesco Perilli is the monumental symbol of multiculturalism. It is a bronze sculpture depicting a human figure in a sphere. The human figure represents the universal man, in fact, is depicted without features t…
News Release Ontario Ban on Door-to-Door Sales in Effect as of March 1stFebruary 23, 2018
Ontario Ban on Door-to-Door Sales in Effect as of March 1st
New Law will Protect Consumers at Home
Starting March 1, 2018, Ontario will ban unsolicited, door-to-door sales of certain household appliances to better protect consumers from aggressive and misleading contracting at home.
Businesses will only be able to enter into a contract in the consumer's home if the consumer has contacted the business ahead of time and invited them into their home for the purpose of entering into a contract. Contracts that are in violation of the new rules relating to door-to-door contract solicitation will be considered void, and consumers will be able to keep the goods and services with no obligations.
The new rules will apply to: Air cleanersAir conditionersAir purifiersDuct cleaning servicesFurnacesWater filtersWater heatersWater purifiersWater softenersWater treatment devicesBundles of these g…