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Hockey Night in Canada Cheat Sheet: Dec. 6

Jeff Simmons | posted Saturday, Dec 6th, 2014

Get ready for a busy day of hockey on Saturday.

The action kicks off this week with an early game before a impressive five-game lineup that will be shown across the country, including four Canadian teams.

In the Cheat Sheet each week, we’ll provide everything you need to know for Hockey Night in Canada:

Note: All games below are listed in Eastern time.

THE 4 P.M. GAME:

Philadelphia Flyers at Los Angeles Kings (Sportsnet)

THE 7 P.M. GAMES:

Vancouver Canucks vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 
Channel: CBC
Broadcast crew: Jim Hughson, Craig Simpson, Glenn Healy
Game notes: Canucks, Leafs split their two regular season matchups last season…Vancouver has won 11 of 15 road games this season…Leafs forward Phil Kessel has eight points (five goals, three assists) in eight career games against Vancouver.

Montreal Canadiens vs. Dallas Stars 
Channel: City
Broadcast crew: Paul Romanuk, Mike Johnson
Game notes: The Stars are in last place in the Central Division with 23 points in 23 games…Jamie Benn has never registered an assist against the Canadiens in his career…Canadiens goalie Carey Price started Friday night so he isn’t expected to start Saturday.

Also on Rogers at 7 p.m.:
New York Rangers at Detroit Red Wings (Sportsnet)
Chicago Blackhawks at Nashville Predators (FX)

THE 10 P.M. GAME:

San Jose Sharks vs. Calgary Flames 
Channel: CBC
Broadcast crew: Dave Randorf, Greg Millen
Game notes: Flames have won eight of their last 10 games…Sharks forward Joe Thornton has 39 points (seven goals, 32 assists) in 44 career games against Calgary…Karri Ramo beat San Jose in his last matchup against Sharks, registering a 32-save shutout on Nov. 26.

Top 5 videos week of December 1 to 5, 2014

BT Montreal | posted Friday, Dec 5th, 2014

Here are your top 5 most popular videos of the week:

 

1. Karolina Jez brings us the best new spots for December:

 

2. Be fashionable at the office party:

 

3. New Canadiens anthem singer Briannah Donolo:

 

4. Easy, effective holiday workouts:

 

5. First female engineering graduate from Ecole Polytechnique, Michele Thibodeau-DeGuire:

 

The ultimate toy guide 2014: 19 toys for babies and toddlers

Today's Parent | posted Thursday, Dec 4th, 2014

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Best toys for babies and toddlers

Click here to read more.

A version of this article appeared in our November 2014 issue with the headline “The ultimate toy guide holiday 2014,” pp. 63-86.

Project 97: A conversation on sexual assault, abuse & harassment

Maclean's | posted Wednesday, Dec 3rd, 2014

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Take a quick glance at the data on sexual assault in Canada and you will find a disturbing set of numbers. Like 472,000: the number of Canadian women who reported being sexually assaulted in 2009, the last year Statistics Canada conducted a comprehensive survey. Or 1,680: the number of assault reports that ended with convictions in Canadian courts in 2011. Or 67: the percentage of Canadians who say they know at least one woman who has been sexually or physically assaulted.

The vast majority of sexual assaults against women in this country — about 97 per cent — are never recorded as crimes by police. It is an outrageous statistic, and it’s the reason we have decided to launch a year-long project examining Canada’s staggering problems with sexual violence.

In most cases, police don’t investigate because assault victims haven’t come forward — though the 97 per cent figure also reflects the fact that some report but later withdraw their complaints. Women have plenty of reasons to want to avoid pressing charges: many find their encounters with the legal system, particularly the highly adversarial courtroom experience, as traumatizing as the original assault. They worry about how others will perceive them if they come forward as victims — particularly in the pile-on-and-think-later world of social media.

They may believe the justice system will be biased against them; they certainly know that once inside it, their own actions will be scrutinized. (Did they have a drink before the assault occurred? Perhaps they’d once dated their assailant?) In some cases, victims feel they are just too busy with careers, school and families to have the time to go back to the police station.

That 97 per cent must change — because in any just and civil society, victims of sexual assault shouldn’t be suffering in silence, feeling that they can’t speak up, believing that they have no chance of seeing justice.

The silence may be ending. At the very least, a new conversation could be beginning — one that Canadians have needed for years. The stunning criminal charges against former CBC Radio host Jian Ghomeshi; the heart-wrenching accounts of the tortured final year of Nova Scotia teenager Rehtaeh Parsons; the allegations against comedian Bill Cosby of serial sexual assaults on a number of women — these cases have sparked fresh discussion about what needs to be done to change such appalling statistics.

“The best solution, if there is such a thing, is for people to know that it’s not going to be quiet anymore,” says Cheri DiNovo, a Toronto member of the Ontario legislature who shared her own story of rape by an ex-boyfriend for this project.”This is not going to be hush-hush.”

We want to keep that conversation going. Over the course of the next 12 months, Rogers Media — through its publishing and broadcasting outlets, including Chatelaine, Maclean’s, Canadian Business, Flare, Today’s Parent, Châtelaine, L’actualité and CityNews — will explore issues of sexual assault, abuse and harassment as it affects both women and men.

Watch for our journalism at www.project97.ca and on each publication’s website. We hope you’ll read these stories and share some of your own as we embark on this year-long exploration of what it’ll take to make that number, 97 per cent, a lot lower.

Rogers is the parent company of this station and website.

Nick Jonas on five favourite things about Canada, answers your social media questions

Winston Sih | posted Tuesday, Dec 2nd, 2014

I had the chance to chat with pop star Nick Jonas Tuesday morning, and I asked him his five favourite things about Canada as well as ask him the questions you sent me on social media.

Take a look at the segments below:

Nick Jonas on his five favourite things about Canada

Nick Jonas answers your questions from social media

And in case you missed it, check out his segment with Jenn Valentyne this morning:

Top 5 videos November 24 to 28, 2014

BT Montreal | posted Friday, Nov 28th, 2014

Here are your top 5 most popular videos of the week:

 

1. Comedian Sugar Sammy tells us about the comedy in exposing cultural tensions and his tour success:

 

2. Hip-opening yoga with Bram Levinson:

 

3. Trevor Guthrie on his latest single, “Soundwave”:

 

4. Wintertime is the time for comfort food:

 

5. Paralympic swimmer Aurelie Rivard:

shomi: 10 things to watch with your kids

Today's Parent | posted Thursday, Nov 27th, 2014

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Rogers and Shaw have joined forces to create shomi, a recently launched service that offers customers more than 12,000 hours of streamable content in the first year. The biggest draw? Tons of family-friendly content to choose from, in both the Film and TV Shows categories.

Now that the winter weather is in full swing, here are some of our shomi favourites that you can watch with the family this week.

Home Alone (1990)

Is your family looking to get into the holiday spirit a little early this year? Why not introduce your kids to this early ’90s Christmas classic.

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)

If you just can’t get enough of the misadventures of little Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin), make it a double feature and watch this equally-entertaining sequel.

The Karate Kid (2010)

This reboot of the ’80s kids classic stars Jackie Chan and Will Smith’s son, Jaden. The perfect entertainment for your own aspiring karate kid.

The Secret Garden (1993)

If you’re looking for something less action-packed try this underrated little gem, starring Maggie Smith as the meddling housekeeper Mrs. Medlock. Based on the famous book by Frances Hodgson Burnett.

Robots (2005)

Still reeling from the loss of actor Robin Williams? Introduce your kids to one of his family-friendly features with this animated adventure.

The Princess Diaries

Before Anne Hathaway was famous she played an unlikely heir to a royal throne alongside the legendary Julie Andrews.

Muppet Treasure Island (1996)

Since The Muppets have received a new surge in popularity thanks to their latest two feature films, now is the perfect time to watch this high-seas adventure with the family.

Yo Gabba Gabba (2007-present)

Let DJ Lance Rock keep the party going on those wintery nights with episodes of this popular kids TV show.

Baby Looney Tunes (2002-present)

It’s just as adorable as the title suggests.

102 Dalmations (2000)

Watch Glenn Close reprise her role as the villainous Cruella De Vil as she goes after those cute little puppies again after breaking out of prison.

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