Linebacker Sam Hurl hopes to stick with Saskatchewan Roughriders

REGINA — Sam Hurl is ready to throw himself into any role with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. The Roughriders picked the 22-year-old Calgary product in the second round (12th overall) of Thursday’s CFL draft, hoping that the University of Calgary Dinos linebacker would fill a need on special teams. That’s fine by Hurl. “I would love to be put in that

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Clown therapy: Is the funny bone connected to fertility?

MONTREAL — A Montreal hospital is bringing in the clowns to see if they can help women conceive. Two professionally trained, university accredited medical clowns from Israel will present a conference at the McGill University Health Centre’s reproductive centre Thursday morning about the link between clowning and fertility rates, then mingle with willing patients in the waiting room. Medical clowns

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TV Friday: Finding Bigfoot

The Bigfoot Field Researchers’ Organization is for real, folks. And they want you to know that the big, hairy, man-ape-beast thing is for real, too, as they argue in tonight’s season premiere of Finding Bigfoot. A Canadian Bigfoot, eh? Don’t laugh. BFRO mean business. Tonight’s program is the kickoff for Finding Bigfoot’s second season. Yes, two seasons! Not even that

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Why we need superheroes

Snooki. Paris. Kim. We live in a culture that currently celebrates ordinary, untalented mortals who flex their muscles and have emotional meltdowns – for no good reason other than empty entertainment. No wonder I crave superheroes. At least they “live large” in a way that attempts genuine meaning. Superheroes ponder the heavy questions, from the dimensions of responsibility that go

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