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Former Vancouver Canucks Henrik Sedin, left, of Sweden, goalie Roberto Luongo, centre, and Daniel Sedin, right, of Sweden, stand after being wrapped in First Nations blankets during a ceremony honouring their recent inductions into the Hockey Hall of Fame, before an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Thursday, December 1, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

THE MOJ: Luongo doesn’t bleed Canuck enough for number retirement

Heck of a player, but asking to be traded takes him out of consideration for team’s highest honour

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce celebrates a touchdown during a 41-10 win over the Chicago Bears this past Sunday. Kelce’s fledgling romance with pop superstar Taylor Swift has ‘Swifties’ becoming fans of Kelce and the Chiefs. Andrew Mather, Kansas City Chiefs

THE MOJ: Taylor give football fandom a Swift kick south of the border

Plenty to talk about in the sports world during this, the most wonderful time of the year

B.C. Lions defensive end Sione Teuhema celebrates a sack during the Lions 37-29 win over the Edmonton Elks at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton on Friday. (Steven Chang, B.C. Lions photo)

THE MOJ: Lions clinch playoff berth win 37-29 win in Edmonton

B.C. Defence registers 7 sacks in the game

  • Sep 23, 2023
The Bank of Canada headquarters is shown in Ottawa, Wednesday, June 1, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
The Bank of Canada headquarters is shown in Ottawa, Wednesday, June 1, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Lucky Whitehead of the B.C. Lions hauls in the game winning touchdown against the Ottawa Redblacks while Ottawa’s Brandin Dandridge can only watch. Steven Chang photo, BC LIONS

THE MOJ: Lions epic comeback over Redblacks can’t hide their shortcomings

Plus thoughts on leadership featuring Mike Babcock and Coach Prime

Lucky Whitehead of the B.C. Lions hauls in the game winning touchdown against the Ottawa Redblacks while Ottawa’s Brandin Dandridge can only watch. Steven Chang photo, BC LIONS
Pierre Poilievre speaks in Terrace in a bid to shift the Skeena-Bulkley Valley riding from its current status as a seat for the NDP. (Seth Forward/Northern View)

Uzelman: A disciplined Poilievre is topping the polls

A column by Bruce Uzelman

  • Sep 19, 2023
Pierre Poilievre speaks in Terrace in a bid to shift the Skeena-Bulkley Valley riding from its current status as a seat for the NDP. (Seth Forward/Northern View)
A couple of errors by Al Michaels during Thursday Night Football created some backlash on social media. photo courtesy of Amazon Prime

THE MOJ: Sometimes the critics need to think before they speak

‘Rourke for Rodgers’, ‘Michaels too old’ are a pair of narratives that need to die

A couple of errors by Al Michaels during Thursday Night Football created some backlash on social media. photo courtesy of Amazon Prime
Aaron Donald (98) and the Los Angeles Rams swallowed up the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday in Seattle winning by a 30-13 margin. photo courtesy Brevin Townsell, L.A. Rams

THE MOJ: Seahawks need to turn it around fast after shockingly weak opener

Nothing shocked me more than Sunday’s performance from B.C.’s favourite NFL team

Aaron Donald (98) and the Los Angeles Rams swallowed up the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday in Seattle winning by a 30-13 margin. photo courtesy Brevin Townsell, L.A. Rams
An industry group says Alberta’s decision to pause approvals of new renewable energy projects is putting the lives of thousands of workers on hold. Solar panels pictured at the Michichi Solar project near Drumheller, Alta., Tuesday, July 11, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Uzelman: Provinces fumble renewable energy opportunities

A column by Bruce Uzelman

  • Sep 8, 2023
An industry group says Alberta’s decision to pause approvals of new renewable energy projects is putting the lives of thousands of workers on hold. Solar panels pictured at the Michichi Solar project near Drumheller, Alta., Tuesday, July 11, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Defensive back Brian Branch of the Detroit Lions runs back an interception for a touchdown against the Kansas City Chiefs in Kansas City. The Lions beat the Chiefs 21-20 in the NFL season-opener on Thursday night. Photo courtesy Jeff Nguyen / Detroit Lions.

THE MOJ: 10 burning questions answered as NFL season finally upon us

Everything you need to know about what’s about to unfold on the gridiron south of the border

Defensive back Brian Branch of the Detroit Lions runs back an interception for a touchdown against the Kansas City Chiefs in Kansas City. The Lions beat the Chiefs 21-20 in the NFL season-opener on Thursday night. Photo courtesy Jeff Nguyen / Detroit Lions.
The CleanBC Roadmap to 2030 (released in October 2021) proposes to complete B.C.’s Electric Highway by 2024 and reach a target of 10,000 public EV charging stations in B.C. by 2030. AdobeStock
The CleanBC Roadmap to 2030 (released in October 2021) proposes to complete B.C.’s Electric Highway by 2024 and reach a target of 10,000 public EV charging stations in B.C. by 2030. AdobeStock
Lions running back Smoke Mizzell celebrates his seven-yard touchdown run with teammates Keon Hatcher (left) and Jevon Cottoy (right). The touchdown sealed the Lions 34-25 win against the Alouettes in Montreal on Friday. Photo by Steven Chang

THE MOJ: Victory over Als the right win at the right time for B.C.

Effort flushes concerns Lions headed for a tailspin, puts them in good shape for stretch drive

Lions running back Smoke Mizzell celebrates his seven-yard touchdown run with teammates Keon Hatcher (left) and Jevon Cottoy (right). The touchdown sealed the Lions 34-25 win against the Alouettes in Montreal on Friday. Photo by Steven Chang
Former Lions James Butler scores one of his two touchdowns in helping the Hamilton Tiger-Cats beat the B.C. Lions 30-13 Aug. 26 at BC Place Stadium. Photo Steven Chang, B.C. Lions

THE MOJ: Important the Lions get back on track after Ti-Cat clunker

Weekend match against the Als as must-win as a mid-season game can be

Former Lions James Butler scores one of his two touchdowns in helping the Hamilton Tiger-Cats beat the B.C. Lions 30-13 Aug. 26 at BC Place Stadium. Photo Steven Chang, B.C. Lions
BC Wildfire Service wildland firefighters work the Bush Creek East wildfire in the Shuswap. (BCWS image)
BC Wildfire Service wildland firefighters work the Bush Creek East wildfire in the Shuswap. (BCWS image)
Elias Pettersson and his camp will hold off on contract talks with the Canucks until after the season. Photo courtesy of Canucks.com

THE MOJ: Pettersson’s Vancouver future could be riding on this season

If the Canucks play well, they improve their chances of keeping him for a lot of money

Elias Pettersson and his camp will hold off on contract talks with the Canucks until after the season. Photo courtesy of Canucks.com
Lions quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. passed for 455 yards but in the end it wasn’t enough as Saskatchewan beat B.C. 34-29 in CFL action on Sunday night. photo courtesy Steve Chang, B.C. Lions

THE MOJ: Tough start, negative plays pave way for disappointing Lions loss

5 turnovers, 5 sacks and 11 penalties add up to a 34-29 loss in Saskatchewan

Lions quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. passed for 455 yards but in the end it wasn’t enough as Saskatchewan beat B.C. 34-29 in CFL action on Sunday night. photo courtesy Steve Chang, B.C. Lions
Tre Ford threw for two touchdown passes in leading Edmonton to a 24-10 win over the Tiger-Cats in Hamilton on Thursday. CFL photo

THE MOJ: Elks finally win one, and other late summer football ponderings

Pondering that enduring Canadian question of Regina or Winnipeg?

Tre Ford threw for two touchdown passes in leading Edmonton to a 24-10 win over the Tiger-Cats in Hamilton on Thursday. CFL photo
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Rob Fai has kept himself busy as a fill-in host on CKNW and as a wrestling promoter. photo courtesy Bob Marjanovich

THE MOJ: Former longtime sports broadcaster carving a future in radio news

Rob Fai has also picked up the scissors since plug pulled on TSN 1040

Rob Fai has kept himself busy as a fill-in host on CKNW and as a wrestling promoter. photo courtesy Bob Marjanovich
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Drew Lock (2) outruns Minnesota Vikings linebacker Curtis Weaver (54) in NFL pre-season action Thursday night at Lumen Field in Seattle. The Seahawks defeated the Vikings 24-13 in the pre-season opener for both teams. Photo courtesy of Seattle Seahawks

THE MOJ: Don’t tell me the NFL exhibition season means nothing

It might have little impact on your team as a whole, but it’s everything to players on the bubble

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Drew Lock (2) outruns Minnesota Vikings linebacker Curtis Weaver (54) in NFL pre-season action Thursday night at Lumen Field in Seattle. The Seahawks defeated the Vikings 24-13 in the pre-season opener for both teams. Photo courtesy of Seattle Seahawks