This hockey season, for the first time since 1982, Canadian fans are cheering for their favourite hockey team to make the playoffs – without a running commentary from Don Cherry. He was fired last November after an on-air rant accusing immigrants of being disrespectful to veterans. For almost 40 years, Don Cherry’s voice was a regular feature in the soundtrack of Saturday night hockey. Now, although the swish of skates and the ricochet of pucks remain, Cherry is silent.
“Canada is going to the Moon,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on February 28, part of a new federal space strategy spanning decades. Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques, currently on a six-month mission at the International Space Station, said he’s “proud and thrilled that Canada will continue the adventure and join the next chapter of space exploration.”