Articles by Andrew Wright

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LIVE: The 2016 ArcelorMittal Dofasco Vanier Cup championship game

Follow our Toronto Observer team of reporters bringing you all the coverage Saturday live from the Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton, Ontario. From the media box to the sidelines, and from the stadium to the tailgate parties, follow the first-ever Toronto Observer coverage of this marquee event in Canadian collegiate sports.

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High-speed hockey at the players’ fingertips

Emery Gelissen zipped around the court at Variety Village where recently Canada’s only Volt hockey team held its first practice.

“I wish this thing had six cylinders,” Emery shouted as he took a corner.

Volt hockey involves players in wheelchairs powered by twin 12-volt batteries that can reach a maximum speed of 13 kilometres an hour. Participants control their chairs with the flick of a joystick mounted on either side of the chair. Fixed to the front of each player’s chair is a hockey stick split into three blades – one that juts out directly in front for shooting, and two on either side for ball control.

Toronto bids Rob Ford final farewell

For supporters who marched along with the procession, Ford’s personal issues no longer mattered. During the procession the crowd erupted, chanting, “best mayor ever” and “Rob for the people.”