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Seattle Kraken add Dave Lowry to staff as assistant coach

Aug. 08, 2022 17:59 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Kraken have added former Winnipeg interim coach Dave Lowry to the coaching staff for the upcoming season, the team announced Monday. Lowry spent most of last season as the interim head coach for the Jets. He took over on Dec. 17 and went 26-22-6 while in...

Jonathan Huberdeau gets $84M, 8-year extension with Flames

Aug. 05, 2022 01:07 AM EDT

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — The Calgary Flames and recently acquired forward Jonathan Huberdeau have agreed to an $84 million, eight-year contract extension. The 29-year-old Huberdeau came to Calgary from the Florida Panthers with defenseman MacKenzie Weegar, forward Cole Schwindt and...

Carolina Hurricanes re-sign D Ethan Bear to 1-year contract

Jul. 28, 2022 11:15 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes have re-signed defenseman Ethan Bear to a one-year, $2.2 million contract. The team announced the deal Thursday, exactly one year since the Hurricanes acquired Bear in a trade with Edmonton. Bear had five goals and nine...

Pope in Canada prays for healing for 'terrible' colonization

Jul. 26, 2022 21:24 PM EDT

LAC SAINTE ANNE, Alberta (AP) — Pope Francis prayed for healing Tuesday from the “terrible effects of colonization” as he led a pilgrimage to a Canadian lake that has been known to Native peoples for centuries as a sacred place of healing. The prayer service at Lac Sainte Anne...

A religiously diverse Edmonton hosts Pope Francis' visit

Jul. 26, 2022 20:12 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — As Pope Francis pays a historic visit to Canada, he is encountering a country that is less Catholic, more secular and more religiously diverse than the last time it hosted a pontiff two decades ago. And the city where he landed on Sunday — Edmonton —...

Pope apologizes for 'catastrophic' school policy in Canada

Jul. 26, 2022 04:12 AM EDT

MASKWACIS, Alberta (AP) — Pope Francis issued a historic apology Monday for the Catholic Church’s cooperation with Canada’s “catastrophic” policy of Indigenous residential schools, saying the forced assimilation of Native peoples into Christian society destroyed their cultures, severed...

Tribal leaders, members react to pope's apology on schools

Jul. 26, 2022 01:35 AM EDT

MASKWACIS, Alberta (AP) — Pope Francis' apology Monday for the Catholic Church’s role in Canada's residential school system and the abuses that took place within it was a full-throated denunciation of a decadeslong policy of forced assimilation that aimed to strip Indigenous children of their...

Panthers welcome Tkachuk, the latest big move of the summer

Jul. 25, 2022 13:52 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The easiest thing for the Florida Panthers this summer would have been to maintain the status quo, especially after posting the NHL’s best record. The Panthers went a different way. Matthew Tkachuk was introduced Monday as the team's newest...

Pope, in Canada, apologizes for 'devastating' policy of forced assimilation in boarding schools for Indigenous youth

Jul. 25, 2022 13:27 PM EDT
MASKWACIS, Alberta (AP) — Pope, in Canada, apologizes for 'devastating' policy of forced assimilation in boarding schools for Indigenous youth.

Pope arrives at site of a former Indigenous residential school in Canada to apologize for Catholic missionary abuses

Jul. 25, 2022 11:53 AM EDT
MASKWACIS, Alberta (AP) — Pope arrives at site of a former Indigenous residential school in Canada to apologize for Catholic missionary abuses.