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Eskimos rookie QB James Franklin a natural leader

Eskimos rookie QB James Franklin a natural leader

There’s the big thing — running an offence, making plays, taking care of the ball and scoring touchdowns — that all quarterbacks are expected to do, but the little things carry a lot of weight, too. Leading into Friday’s game against the Toronto Argonauts, where James Franklin will get his first Canadian Football League start for the Edmonton Eskimos, the rookie is showing that he has no problem with those little things.

 
 

Accountability board keeps Eskimos in line

Accountability board keeps Eskimos in line

A football coach’s life is often spent managing the biggest nuisances in his world. Penalties gnawed away at Edmonton Eskimos head coach Chris Jones last season, his first year on the job. He brought game officials to practice, hoping education would be a deterrent, but wasn’t happy with the results.

 
 

Court to hear ex-MLA’s ‘typographical dispute’ with electoral officer

Court to hear ex-MLA’s ‘typographical dispute’ with electoral officer

The Alberta Court of Appeal has agreed to hear a battle between a former MLA and the province’s top elections official that began as a “typographical dispute.”  Joseph Anglin, a former MLA for Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre, is challenging a $250 penalty imposed by the province’s chief electoral officer related to issues with his campaign signs during the 2015 election.  Anglin alleges that during the election, the independent body removed some of his lawn signs because they included the word “MLA” despite the fact the legislative assembly had been dissolved.  Chief electoral officer Glen Resler also found that sponsorship information on Anglin’s campaign lawn signs did not comply with guidelines set out in the Election Act. The current issue stems from that “typographical dispute,” Justice Barbara Lea Veldhuis wrote in a decision filed in Edmonton on Nov. 30.  The guidelines directed candidates to print sponsorship details in a font “at least 25 per cent of the size of the main text of the advertisement,” according to Veldhuis’s decision. Anglin’s sponsorship information was found to be too small and he was later fined $250.   Anglin initially appealed the chief electoral officer’s decision to the Court of Queen’s Bench, alleging “issues of bias, abuse of process and other errors.” Justice T.D. Clackson dismissed the application.   In her decision, Veldhuis did not address the merits of the appeal “other than to say I agree that this appeal has a sufficient prospect of success to justify granting leave.” Anglin, who lost his seat in the May 5, 2015 election, said he was “very pleased” with the court’s decision to allow the appeal.   The dispute is a “fundamental issue of democracy” and amounts to an independent body overstepping its authority, he said, adding he believes the removal of the signs affected the outcome of the election.  Anglin started out as a Wildrose MLA but became an independent in 2014. He said he hopes the issue will be resolved before the 2019 election but did not yet know if he would run again.   jwakefield@postmedia.com

 
 

Mark McMorris goes from big air to big in India

Mark McMorris is used to getting a lot of mentions on the web, but the snowboarder’s team was surprised when they started coming from India, but there was a reason for that.

 
 

Confusion reigns as IOC could hedge on Russia decision

Confusion reigns over how the International Olympic Committee will decide what to do with the banned Russian Olympic Committee. They could readmit them, continue the ban or hedge with what the IOC says might be a “partial solution.”

 
 

Canada’s Anderson, Spring go on Olympic-sized rants after rough results

Canadian snowboarder Jasey-Jay Anderson and bobsleigh pilot Christopher Spring didn’t mince words after tough showings at the Winter Olympics Saturday in South Korea.

 
 

United States rocks Sweden for 1st Olympic curling gold medal

American skip John Shuster’s rink won the U.S. its first-ever Olympic curling gold medal Saturday in South Korea.

 
 

Olympic wake-up call: Day 15 news you might have missed from the Winter Games

Here’s a quick recap of all the important Olympic news you might have missed overnight, and a look at what’s still to come later today.

 
 

Alex Harvey charges to 4th in men’s 50km mass start classic

Alex Harvey stayed in bronze-medal contention for much of the race and came away with a career-best individual Olympic finish, placing fourth in the 50-kilometre mass start classic on Saturday in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

 
 

Canadian athlete Dave Duncan arrested, released in South Korea incident

Canadian ski cross athlete David Duncan and at least one other person have been arrested and released after police in South Korea say a vehicle was stolen, with the driver legally impaired at the time of arrest.

 
 
 

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