March 2017


The Edmonton Commercial Graduates basketball team, arriving in Toronto on April 19, 1927 for the Canadian championship series with the Lakeside team. Third from left, Hattie Hopkins, substitute; Margaret MacBurney, star forward; Elsie Bennie, defense; Dorothy Johnson holding flowers, captain of the team; and world's champion foul-shooter; Mildred McCormack, substitute; Daisy Johnson, centre; Kate Macrae, defense; and Marguerite Bailey. (John Boyd/The Globe and Mail).
Mar 31 2017

Queens of the Court

Every team has its glory years, its winning streaks. The New England Patriots. The LA Lakers. Our men’s and women’s Olympic hockey teams. But no team has ever been as unbeatable as the Edmonton Grads. Between 1915 and 1940, this women’s basketball team played 522 games...


Minnesota Wild's Jason Pominville skates during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Nashville Predators in St. Paul, Minnesota on February 17, 2017. The Wild announced on February 27 that Mr. Pominville has mumps along with other members of the team. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
Mar 10 2017

Benched by the Mumps

The Vancouver Canucks lost seven hockey players from their lineup last month. Not to injury. To mumps. Troy Stecher came down with the virus on February 24. His teammates Chris Tanev, Nikita Tryamkin, Mike Chaput and Markus Granlund were all quarantined with symptoms....


Mar 03 2017

Busy Signal

Could you take a break from your cell phone? Students at Herring Cove Junior High found out the hard way last month when their school temporarily banned cell phones. The one-week phone ban was an experiment, suggested by a Grade 8 teacher. Would texting less help her...