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Canada beats Russia for gold at world juniors

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic—Akil Thomas was in the crowd two years ago when little-used Tyler Steenbergen scored the winning goal for Canada at the world juniors.

Having just turned 18, he made a declaration to his friends.

“I'm going to score that goal one day," Thomas told them. "That's going to be me, watch.”

The statement turned out to be eerily prescient.

Solvency ratios of defined benefit pensions rose to end 2019, reports find

Two reports say the solvency positions of Canada’s defined benefit pensions rose to close out 2019 because of rising bond yields and a late-year equity rally.

Aon says solvency positions approached all-time highs after increasing sharply in the fourth quarter of last year, according to its median solvency ratio survey.

Canada’s women advance to under-18 world final with 4-1 win over Finland

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia — Jenna Buglioni had the game-winning goal and added an assist as Canada beat Finland 4-1 on Wednesday in the semifinal of the under-18 women’s world hockey championship.

Canada will go for gold for the second straight year on Thursday when it takes on the United States in the tournament final.

Airport refuellers vote in favour of strike

The workers in charge of refuelling planes at Montreal's Trudeau and Mirabel airports could walk off the job on New Year's Day, threatening to disrupt the busy holiday travel season.

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers said Saturday its members have voted 99 per cent in favour of a strike unless a new contract agreement with their employer is reached.

Man charged in snowmobile bank heist

ALIX, Alta. — Police in central Alberta say they've made an arrest in a bank robbery where the suspect allegedly fled on a snowmobile.

RCMP began investigating on Dec. 20 when they said a lone male wearing a mask and gloves entered the ATB Financial branch in Alix with a long-barrelled firearm and a machete, and then fled on a snowmobile with an undisclosed amount of cash.