Mikael Kingsbury: The most successful moguls skier in history

Mikael Kingsbury cemented his place as the most successful moguls skier in history with his recent gold medal win in Pyeongchang. Kingsbury took silver in Sochi in 2014, won a record 13 World Cup races in a row and has reached the podium at six world championships. So how do you become the best in the world? Who better to explain than Kingsbury himself

  • RCMP raid two pot shops, seize product and issue tickets on Vancouver Island
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    RCMP raid two pot shops, seize product and issue tickets on Vancouver Island

    The managers of two pot shops on Vancouver Island where police seized thousands of dollars worth of marijuana say the British Columbia government failed them by only approving one store in the province before legalization as raids were reported on both ends of the country. The RCMP say they entered the Port Alberni Cannabis Club at around 11 a.m. Wednesday, before visiting Leaf Compassion Cannabis Dispensary around 2 p.m., and found both stores were open without provincial licences. Police gave her store no warning in the weeks or days before the raid, said Port Alberni Cannabis Club manager Christine Jarvis, who blamed the province for not approving her licence application in time for legalization on Wednesday.

  • One smart cookie: Edmonton girl guide sells out of cookies near cannabis store
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    One smart cookie: Edmonton girl guide sells out of cookies near cannabis store

    She's being called one smart cookie. As people lined up to buy cannabis at one of six Edmonton cannabis stores that opened Wednesday a small entrepreneur stood ready to capitalize on what could be expected to be customers' future need for a sweet snack. Nine-year-old Elina Childs had a wagon full of Girl Guide cookies for sale.

  • Lineups continue at Calgary cannabis stores
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    Lineups continue at Calgary cannabis stores

    The buzz hasn't worn off when it comes to buying legal cannabis in Calgary. Queues at two cannabis stores that opened on the first day of legalization were hundreds deep throughout the day Wednesday and it was a similar scene on Day 2 of legalization. "We thought today we might catch our breath before getting ready for the weekend," Ryan Kaye, vice-president of operations at Four20 Premier Market, said Thursday afternoon.

  • Yellowknife's only retail cannabis store sells out — again
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    Yellowknife's only retail cannabis store sells out — again

    Earlier in the day, owner Edward Eggenberger said he didn't expect it to last until Friday morning. ​Business was slower but still steady on Thursday compared to the long lineups and crowds that gathered at the store on legalization day on Wednesday, Eggenberger said. Business remained steady throughout the day, Eggenberger said.

  • Post-Michael Florida: Fear, frustration and life on the edge
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    Post-Michael Florida: Fear, frustration and life on the edge

    Daily life is a series of fears and frustrations, both large and small, for thousands of people living on the edge, more than a week after Hurricane Michael flattened thousands of square miles in the hurricane zone of the Florida Panhandle. Erin Maxwell waited in line for fuel for more than an hour Thursday at a gasoline station that never opened. The retired sheriff's deputy was last seen when officers took her to a hospital the day before Michael made landfall, her son said.

  • Micron to buy Intel's stake in joint venture IM Flash Technologies
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    Micron to buy Intel's stake in joint venture IM Flash Technologies

    Micron Technology Inc said on Thursday it planned to take full control of IM Flash Technologies joint venture with Intel Corp . The deal terms include payment of about $1.5 billion in cash, as well as taking over Intel's debt to the venture, which was about $1 billion as of Aug. 30, Micron said. Intel and Micron initially contributed about $1.2 billion each to set up IM Flash Technologies in 2006.

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    Stuck in no man's land.

    Thousands of Rohingya Muslims are stranded in a no man's land between Myanmar and Bangladesh. Their unofficial spokesperson, Dil Mohammed, explains why they can't go home.

  • Charles Taylor slams CAQ plan to ban religious symbols for some civil servants
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    Charles Taylor slams CAQ plan to ban religious symbols for some civil servants

    Philosopher Charles Taylor says the new CAQ government "doesn't get the point" of the report he co-authored that's been frequently cited by the CAQ as justification for its controversial plan to ban the wearing of religious symbols by some civil servants. Premier ​François Legault said again today, in announcing his cabinet, that he intends to proceed quickly with a ban that would prevent peace officers, judges, Crown prosecutors and teachers from displaying religious symbols in order to ensure the state is secular. Legault and the new minister who'll be responsible for implementing the ban, Simon Jolin-Barrette, have both said their plan is based on consensus that emerged from the recommendations of the 2008 report on religious accommodation co-authored by Taylor and sociologist Gérard Bouchard.

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    Earthquake early-warning sensors installed off coast of British Columbia

    An earthquake early-warning system tested off British Columbia's coast could give residents anywhere from 20 seconds to two minutes to prepare before a quake. The first-of-its kind warning sensors developed by Ocean Networks Canada is installed along the Cascadia subduction zone and when fully operating next March will be able to estimate location and magnitude of a megathrust earthquake. Greig Bethel of Ocean Networks Canada, an initiative of the University of Victoria, says the system is active even as more sensors are being installed in the area to increase accuracy.

  • Trump says Saudi journalist likely dead; Turkey searches for remains
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    Trump says Saudi journalist likely dead; Turkey searches for remains

    Turkish police are searching a forest on the outskirts of Istanbul and a city near the Sea of Marmara for the remains of Khashoggi more than two weeks after he vanished after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, two senior Turkish officials told Reuters. Trump, who has forged closer ties with Saudi Arabia and the 33-year-old Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, acknowledged for the first time on Thursday that Khashoggi, a U.S. resident and Washington Post columnist, had likely been killed. It's very sad," Trump told reporters before boarding Air Force One on a political trip.

  • Back at it: Dunrobin chiropractor reopens after tornado wrecks office
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    Back at it: Dunrobin chiropractor reopens after tornado wrecks office

    The tornado that ripped through Dunrobin last month may have destroyed Kelly Graham's chiropractic office, but it couldn't dent her resolve. Graham grew up in Dunrobin, and now lives there with her husband and five children. After working at other clinics in the Ottawa area, Graham opened her own practice at the plaza seven years ago.

  • U of R football player charged with assault after altercation on campus
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    U of R football player charged with assault after altercation on campus

    A defensive back for the University of Regina Rams football team has been suspended from the team after being charged with assault. Takudzwa Timothy Brandon Gandire , 21, was charged after police say a fight broke out at the University of Regina campus bar on the early morning of Oct. 6. The University of Regina has confirmed a Rams' player is facing charges.

  • Montreal hospitals practise Code Orange, simulating catastrophe
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    Montreal hospitals practise Code Orange, simulating catastrophe

    It's 7:30 a.m. Calls are flooding into Montreal's Children's Hospital's emergency ward. "Is this a penetrating trauma?" Dr. Brett Burstein asks the paramedic while looking at the blood-soaked T-shirt. Burstein is in charge of co-ordinating where the patients are to be treated.

  • Singer-songwriter k.d. lang receives Alberta order of Excellence
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    Singer-songwriter k.d. lang receives Alberta order of Excellence

    Lang was one of eight recipients of the Alberta Order of Excellence during a ceremony at Government House. Lang did not speak at the ceremony, but Carry noted she has continued to tour over the last two years while also riding her motorcycle in her spare time and cheering for basketball's Portland Trail Blazers. Other order recipients included Rosella Bjornson, Canada's first female airline jet pilot, and former Court of Queen's Bench chief justice Allan Wachowich.

  • Tesla launches new $45,000 Model 3
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    Tesla launches new $45,000 Model 3

    Tesla Inc on Thursday introduced a new $45,000 version of its Model 3 sedan on its website, launching the car as U.S. tax breaks for Tesla cars are about to decrease. The tax credit for Tesla cars will drop by half on Jan. 1. Although Tesla has promised a base-level version of the Model 3 priced at $35,000, so far it has only produced higher-cost versions starting at about $49,000.

  • Investigators excavate area in Clarington, Ont., after tip in 55-year-old cold case
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    Investigators excavate area in Clarington, Ont., after tip in 55-year-old cold case

    New information in a 55-year-old cold case caused Durham investigators to excavate a large portion of land near Highway 57 and Concession Road 8 in Clarington Thursday, about 80 kilometres northeast of Toronto. On Saturday, Sept. 14, 1963, 13-year-old Noreen Greenley went missing in nearby Enniskillen Township. New hope brought several of Greenley's family members to the excavation site Thursday.

  • Frederick Banting's painting of the lab where he discovered insulin part of auction preview
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    Frederick Banting's painting of the lab where he discovered insulin part of auction preview

    Frederick Banting discovered insulin but he was more than just a Nobel prize-winning scientist. Robert Heffel of Heffel Fine Art Auction House gave the Calgary Eyeopener the inside scoop of what collectors can look forward to. Q: One of those pieces is by Nobel prize winning scientist Frederick Banting who is known more for insulin than art?

  • EU's Barnier says Brexit deal 90 percent done, but Ireland issue could derail it
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    EU's Barnier says Brexit deal 90 percent done, but Ireland issue could derail it

    European Union negotiator Michel Barnier said on Friday a Brexit deal with the United Kingdom was 90 percent done, although there was still a chance no accord would be reached due to ongoing stumbling blocks over the Irish border. "Ninety percent of the accord on the table has been agreed with Britain," Barnier told France Inter radio. On Thursday, British Prime Minister Theresa May and other EU leaders voiced renewed confidence that they could secure a Brexit deal, yet the two sides remain at odds over how to deal with their only land border, between the British province of Northern Ireland and Ireland.

  • New Brunswick hopes cannabis can help drive rural economic recovery
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    New Brunswick hopes cannabis can help drive rural economic recovery

    There is still much uncertainty about how much money provinces actually stand to make from legal cannabis, but in parts of rural New Brunswick, legalization has already helped to revitalize the economy. In Atholville, a village with a population of just over 3,000, the arrival of cannabis giant Zenabis has given the struggling community a new lease on life. Atholville was a typical northern New Brunswick village.

  • 'It's important for our people,' Fort Smith residents call for more cultural ceremonies
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    'It's important for our people,' Fort Smith residents call for more cultural ceremonies

    Julie Lys, on-the-land coordinator with the NWTMN who was a nurse for 30 years, said they have held pipe ceremonies and medicine walks, along with other services, at the Fort Smith wellness centre. It won't come with a hefty price tag, as the NWTMN built the current sweat lodge "from scratch" using things gathered from the area, like willows, spruce willows and rocks — called "grandfathers" — used for the fire.

  • Oktoberfest goes on despite Regina German Club financial struggles
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    Oktoberfest goes on despite Regina German Club financial struggles

    An annual festival means much more than usual for a Regina cultural landmark this weekend. 

  • Last year's flu vaccine wasn't very effective. This year's looks more promising
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    Last year's flu vaccine wasn't very effective. This year's looks more promising

    It found last year's shot was only 17 per cent effective in preventing respiratory illness from H3N2 overall, the dominant A strain of influenza, and only 10 per cent effective for adults aged 20 to 64. According to the Public Health Agency of Canada's FluWatch, there were 64,403 lab-confirmed cases of influenza in Canada last season, mostly Influenza A/H3N2.

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    ZF takes 35 percent stake in autonomous driving specialist ASAP

    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Car parts maker ZF Friedrichshafen said on Friday it acquired a 35 percent stake in ASAP, a Germany-based maker of software and testing systems for autonomous driving applications and electric vehicles. ASAP specializes in car-to-x communication, human-machine interfaces and electronic architecture and last year generated sales of 84 million euros. It employs 1,100 staff. ZF's Chief Executive Officer Wolf-Henning Scheider recently said ZF will invest about 12 billion euros in electromobility and autonomous driving over the next five years. ...

  • Britain's Harry scales Sydney Harbour Bridge, joins group hug at Bondi
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    Britain's Harry scales Sydney Harbour Bridge, joins group hug at Bondi

    Fantastic for all the veterans," said Facebook user Angela Doggett on the social media page of the company that organizes the climbs.Earlier, Harry and his wife, Megan Markle, joined a group hug on Bondi Beach at an event organized by surfers to build awareness of mental health issues. "Harry said each and every one of us will experience poor mental health at some stage in our lives," Charlotte Connell, one of the participants in the circle, told the Australian Associated Press. Harry, who has said he sought counseling in his late twenties to deal with the grief of losing his mother Diana, served in the British Army and campaigns to provide mental health help for soldiers who need it.

  • Europe, Asia show commitment to free trade: Merkel
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    Europe, Asia show commitment to free trade: Merkel

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday that an Asia-Europe summit in Brussels showed that some two-thirds of the world was committed to multilateralism and recognized the benefits of free trade. "The summit shows that countries have gathered from Europe and Asia who want a rules-based trading and have pledged themselves to multilateralism," she said, adding it was an important signal given that Europe and Asia represented almost two-thirds of world GDP, trade and population. "Our theme is about creating connections, for example through free trade agreement... ...