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Team Canada boasts roster long on character

A year ago, Canadian forward Wojtek Wolski was in a hospital bed recovering from surgery on a broken neck.

Today, he is an Olympian.

“I look at the picture of me in the hospital and can't help but cry,” the 31-year-old winger said via social media.

“Mostly tears of happiness, but I am filled with so many emotions about what I have overcome,” he noted.

Patience on NAFTA welcomed

LONDON, Ont.—Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is welcoming U.S. President Donald Trump's newfound patience on NAFTA renegotiations.

In an interview yesterday with the Wall Street Journal, the president indicated he's open to extending the March deadline for concluding talks aimed at modernizing the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Leaders set tone for misconduct: Singh

OTTAWA—NDP leader Jagmeet Singh says he personally has discussed the issue of sexual misconduct with his caucus members, and that his party has a zero-tolerance policy for such behaviour.

It's vital for someone in a leadership role to send a strong message about unacceptable behaviour, Singh said yesterday—a view shared by former interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose.

Inquiry loses another exec

OTTAWA—The inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls has lost another executive director.

The federally-funded commission—plagued by many staffing changes throughout its tenure—says Debbie Reid has left the commission as executive director but it will not comment further, calling it a personnel matter.

Indigenous music singled out for UN designation

VICTORIA—Her life was steeped in classical music but Ida Halpern was passionate about the songs of British Columbia's indigenous people—music she set out to prove was equal to that of Bach and Mozart.

Halpern's more than 500 recordings, transcriptions, and handwritten notes comprise a unique indigenous collection at the Royal B.C. Museum.