NHL owners decide not to participate in 2018 Olympics

NHL owners have decided to take their teams and go home. The league announced Monday that for the first time since 1994 it will not shut down for three weeks to permit players to head off to the Winter Olympics in 2018. The games are to be held in PeongChng, South Korea. Now will come the groaning about who will defend the preeminence of Canada against countries which rely less on the NHL for their national teams. CBC


Malala Yousafzai will address Parliament on April 12 on the occasion of receiving her honorary citizenship of this country.  Malala is the courageous Pakistani girl who was shot by the Taliban and went on to be named co-winner of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize for her work to promote the rights of girls. The decision to bestow honorary Canadian citizenship was made in 2014 by the previous government. CBC


It isnt as if he needs it, but Donald Trump will go ahead with his previously announced decision to donate this presidential salary, about $400,000, to the National Parks Service. NBC