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Erica Wiebe remains in Olympic hunt with victory at Canadian wrestling trials

Erica Wiebe remains in Olympic hunt with victory at Canadian wrestling trialsReigning Olympic women's wrestling champion Erica Wiebe kept her hopes of defending her title at the 2020 Games alive on Saturday.The native of Stittsville Ont., defeated Justina Di Stasio of Coquitlam, B.C in the women's 76 kg final by a combined score of 7-2 at the Canadian trials in Niagara Falls, Ont.While the victory over Di Stasio has put Wiebe back in the Olympic hunt, giving her the right to represent Canada in March at the Pan Am Olympic qualifying tournament that's being held in Ottawa, there are no guarantees. It's a lesson that Wiebe learned all to well this September. Wiebe, 30, had hoped to secure an Olympic berth for Canada at the world wrestling championships. But a stunning, quarter-final defeat left Wiebe in her current win-or-die predicament. WATCH | Erica Wiebe keeps Olympic wrestling hopes alive:Still, Weibe is looking foward to the challenge. "It's going to be different; I've never wrestled in my hometown. A lot is on the line, so honestly I'm going to do what I do every single day—get that one per cent better."

Redblacks pluck new head coach from Grey Cup-winning Blue Bombers

Redblacks pluck new head coach from Grey Cup-winning Blue BombersThe Ottawa Redblacks have hired the man who oversaw the Grey Cup-winning Winnipeg Blue Bombers' offence last season as their new head coach.Offensive co-ordinator Paul LaPolice will take the reins of the club from Rick Campbell, who parted ways with the Redblacks in November after a dismal 3-15 season and what appeared to be a deteriorating relationship with general manager Marcel Desjardins.The team confirmed Saturday night they had signed LaPolice to a three-year deal.Coaching experienceLaPolice has previous CFL coaching experience, serving as the Blue Bombers' bench boss from 2010 until 2012.He then spent three years as a broadcaster before returning to the club in 2019 as their offensive co-ordinator. After the team won its first Grey Cup in 28 seasons, head coach Mike O'Shea said he was keenly aware LaPolice was being sought by CFL clubs with head-coaching vacancies.The New Hampshire native has also coached in various capacities with the Toronto Argonauts, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and the Saskatchewan Roughriders.LaPolice will be officially introduced as the Redblacks' second-ever head coach at a press conference Monday, the team said.

Gender Norms Are Still Behind Canada's Wage Gap

Gender Norms Are Still Behind Canada's Wage GapA government analysis discovered that progress on the gender wage gap has not improved since the 1990s.

Prairies: Air straight from Siberia soon to make it feel like -40

Prairies: Air straight from Siberia soon to make it feel like -40Get ready to bundle up across the Prairies as a blast of frigid air threatens low temperature records into next week

Jurassic World 3 to be filmed in Metro Vancouver later this winter

Jurassic World 3 to be filmed in Metro Vancouver later this winterJurassic World 3 is stampeding into Metro Vancouver later this winter.The final instalment in the rebooted trilogy will be partly filmed in the region between Feb. 24 and March 6, 2020, according to a B.C. production list posted online.Production Weekly, an industry outlet, says the film's working title is Arcadia.Specific filming locations have not yet been released, and there's no word on whether you'll be able to spot a 6-metre-tall Tyrannosaurus rex or a pack of blood-thirsty Velociraptors. The Universal Studios film will also reportedly be shot in Hawaii, Malta and Pinewood Studios in London.If terrifying reptiles aren't your thing, you might enjoy the VIP cast. Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard will be joined by Jeff Goldblum, Laura Dern and Sam Neill, cast members from the original 1993 film.Colin Trevorrow, who was at the helm of the first rebooted film in 2015, will return as director.The newest films have been box office juggernauts. Jurassic World (2015) grossed $1.67 billion worldwide, while Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) raked in $1.3 billion at the global box office.The second film ended with (spoiler alert) the dinosaurs escaping from the confines of a remote Central American island and ending up in suburbia.Few details have been released about the latest film's plot.Jurassic World 3 is set for release June 11, 2021.

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