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Canadian soccer whistleblower becomes Irish soccer executive

Canadian soccer whistleblower becomes Irish soccer executive

North Vancouver’s Ciara McCormack is co-owner and CEO of Treaty United FC in Ireland
How Microsoft’s US$69B acquisition of Activision Blizzard could affect Vancouver’s gaming sector

How Microsoft’s US$69B acquisition of Activision Blizzard could affect Vancouver’s gaming sector

A number of studios in Vancouver make games or underlying technology and software for either Microsoft or Activision Blizzard
News media lobby group says it agrees with Google's concerns about Online News Act

News media lobby group says it agrees with Google's concerns about Online News Act

TORONTO — A lobby group for Canada's newspapers and magazines says it agrees with many of the issues raised by Google about a law that will force the tech giant to compensate those same publishers for use of their work.
Screenwriters wait to learn terms of deal with Hollywood studios to end historic strike

Screenwriters wait to learn terms of deal with Hollywood studios to end historic strike

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Screenwriters waited Monday to learn what their five-month strike won and prepared for a possible return to work after their union reached an agreement with studio executives that could help end the walkouts that brought Hollywood
Alumni concerned over 'lack' of strategy following SFU football review

Alumni concerned over 'lack' of strategy following SFU football review

An independent special adviser found that the Burnaby program has potential to play in Canada.
Drew Scott of 'Property Brothers' joins Vancouver Giants ownership group

Drew Scott of 'Property Brothers' joins Vancouver Giants ownership group

VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Giants have added another celebrity to their ownership group.
Most Canadians view about Online News Act is news should be free, survey suggests

Most Canadians view about Online News Act is news should be free, survey suggests

OTTAWA — A new survey suggests that most Canadians feel news should be free and accessible for anyone, while also believing that media will find other ways to make money.
Canucks' new broadcast team includes Ray Ferraro and Dave Tomlinson

Canucks' new broadcast team includes Ray Ferraro and Dave Tomlinson

Sportsnet required two commentators to replace John Garrett.
Hundreds of out-of-work Canadian film, TV workers tap into $1.2M in aid: charity

Hundreds of out-of-work Canadian film, TV workers tap into $1.2M in aid: charity

TORONTO — A national charity serving people in the entertainment industry says it has doled out $1.2 million in aid to Canadians affected by the Hollywood actors and writers strikes.
Consultant offers SFU a playbook to revive football, but obstacles remain

Consultant offers SFU a playbook to revive football, but obstacles remain

The university cancelled its Red Leafs football program earlier this year