Huge fire breaks out in Evanston

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WATCH LIVE: A fire in Evanston

CALGARY- A massive fire broke out over the supper hour in northwest Calgary.

The blaze was sparked around 5:30 p.m. in the community of Evanston, and a huge plume of black smoke could be seen around the city.

Photos showed a home fully engulfed in flames, while footage from the Global News helicopter showed the fire spread to at least one neighbouring home.

Firefighters were able to contain it within about 20 minutes, and are currently working to make sure the fire is fully extinguished and put out hot spots.

More to come…

A fire in Evanston. A fire in Evanston.

usA A A housefire in Evanston.

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Humphries and Moyse named Canada’s flag bearers for Olympic closing ceremony

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WATCH: Humphries and Moyse discuss the honour and tell the funny story about how they were told they would carry Canada’s flag

Gold-medal bobsledders Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse have been named Canada’s flag bearers for the closing ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics.

Canada’s bobsleigh queens successfully defended their gold medal from Vancouver in Sochi, coming from behind to beat the Americans by 0.12 seconds.

READ MORE: Canada wins gold in women’s bobsled 

“Wow. It’s truly an honour to represent what our Canadian athletes are all about,” Moyse said. “If we look back to the Canadian team’s performance back in Vancouver (in 2010) we can see that a new culture of winning has truly emerged.”

“The fight that Kaillie and I demonstrated here reflects the fight of all of our Canadian athletes. We are strong. We are winter. We have the strength of a nation behind us. We were…

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IN PICTURES: Canada vs Sweden gold medal hockey

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Canada took a 3-0 lead over Sweden in the third period of the men’s gold medal hockey game in Sochi on Sunday.

Jonathan Toews netted the Canada first goal in the first period. Team captain Sidney Crosbie scored Canada’s second goal – and his first of the tournament – on a breakaway in the second period. Chris Kunitz scored his first of the tournament in the third.

READ MORE: Canada vs Sweden: Chris Kunitz puts Team Canada up 3-0

Here are some scenes from the action.

Bars across Canada opened early as hockey fans gathered to watch the gold medal game. Here is reaction on social media  to the game from around the country — and around the world.

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Jones and Canadian team tied 3-3 against Sweden in women’s curling gold medal match

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It’s now 4-3 Canada.

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Jennifer Jones and the Canadian curling team are tied 3-3 after six ends in the gold-medal match in Sochi.

The Swedish team was behind 3-1 going into the 5th end. They had a chance at scoring 3 with their last rock but were only able to get 2 to tie the game.

“A little bit of a sigh of relief there,” Jones told CBC after the 5th end. There was no score in the 6th end.

Sweden had a chance at a double in the 2nd end, but instead stuck a Canadian rock right near the button. They had another chance to take it out – and again, nudged it closer. A great Swedish shot later in the end left Jones with few options, though, and Sweden took a shot to take out the troublesome stone and take the end.

Jones blanked the 3rd end – intentionally making sure that…

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Too little, too late; Finland beats Russia 3-1 in elimination hockey

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It’s do or die time in the men’s Olympic hockey tournament. But for the host team, it was too little too late.

Finland and Russia faced off in their first elimination game at the Sochi Winter Olympics on Wednesday.

Going into the third period with a two-goal deficit, Russia turned it on, but were unable to beat Tuukka Rask in net. Rask made 37 saves for the win.

Finland won the game, crushing any Russian hopes of a gold medal game in front of a home crowd. Finland will now face Sweden in the semifinals on Friday, who are the number one seed in the tournament.

Alex Ovechkin was essentially speechless after the game. He had struggled to reach the scoreboard throughout the Olympic tournament.

First period

Russia got the first goal of the game nearly eight minutes into the first period. Ilya Kovalchuk put one past Finland’s goalie Rask. Pavel…

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Website Update | 2/16/2014

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In this website update, we will be talking about why we’re switching websites.

NTA News will be using a new website on Wix.com.  We will be keeping this website active along with our GameSquad web page just in case we want to go back and use it.

News updates will be posted at our new site: click here

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This article was written by Lou De Asis, host of NTA News.  You can follow him on Twitter for updates everyday @lou_ntanewsyyc.