In Canada, the Cost of Youth Hockey Benches the Next Generation

Colorado Avalanche defenseman Samuel Girard was a teenager when his parents sat him and his older brother Jérémy down in their Roberval, Quebec, home for an uncomfortable conversation that would dramatically alter their lives. The Girard family could afford to enroll only one of its sons in elite hockey for …

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Tensions escalate in Syria as another Turkish soldier dies

Tensions escalate in Syria as another Turkish soldier dies

Tensions in north-west Syria continued to escalate on Saturday after another Turkish soldier was killed in a bomb attack by Russian-backed government forces. Turkey’s 16th military death in Idlib province came as fighting has intensified, huge numbers of people have been displaced, and talks between Ankara and Moscow have stalled. …

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