Start your day off right with five things you need to know this morning.
After 331 caps for Canada over nearly a quarter century, Christine Sinclair’s international playing career officially ended on Tuesday. She played her final game in front of a mammoth crowd of almost 50,000 at BC Place. There was no shortage of emotion and Canada ended up beating Australia 1-0.
331 caps, 190 goals, 23 years of service, the GOAT says goodbye to the international stage.
One of the best to ever do it. She built Canadian Soccer, she is pioneer of the sport.
Christine Sinclair. Thank you 🍁
Veteran Sophie Schmidt on, more magic
pic.twitter.com/GJwRVJ6ky8— SHE scores bangers (@SHEscoresbanger) December 6, 2023
From her record-breaking tour to the most streams of any artist to dating NFL player Travis Kelce, it’s been hard to avoid Taylor Swift this year. It’s undoubtedly been the year of Taylor Swift and this morning she was named Time Magazine’s person of the year for 2023.
Global Affairs Canada has confirmed the death of two Canadian citizens in Antigua. While the department didn’t specify the circumstances behind the deaths, local media is reporting that a woman and child drowned last week at Devil’s Bridge, a natural rock formation on the east coast of Antigua and Barbuda.
In a similar story out of the Bahamas, a woman from Boston was killed in a shark attack on Monday. Local authorities say the 44-year-old tourist was paddle boarding near a beach resort when the fatal attack happened.
A woman from Boston died in the Bahamas on Monday, after she was attacked by a shark while paddle boarding about three-quarters of a mile away from the shore with a family member. https://t.co/PhJW5KkDr7 pic.twitter.com/J0OlNgtKRc— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) December 4, 2023
John Shorthouse dubbed it “Hughesapalooza” and it certainly was. The Vancouver Canucks hosted the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday, marking the first time that all three Hughes brothers have played in an NHL game together. Jack and Luke both scored for the Devils, while Quinn notched a pair of helpers for the Canucks. New Jersey ended up holding off a furious Vancouver comeback to win 6-5 on a last-minute goal.
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