COVID protocol-related absences: 03/31/21
Each day, the NHL will publicly release the list of players that are unavailable to their respective teams due to being in COVID-19 Protocol. Here is the list for today: © Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports Anaheim – Alexander VolkovBoston – Jake DeBruskFlorida – TBALos Angeles – Brendan LemieuxMinnesota – Zach PariseMontreal – Joel Armia, Eric StaalNY Rangers – Brett Howden Vancouver – Adam GaudetteAs a reminder, inclusion on this list does not mean that a player has tested positive for Coronavirus or even that they have been confirmed as a close contact to another positive person.
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Grace Warrior is ready for life at Australia Zoo!
In a new Instagram post from the zoo operated by the Irwin family, Bindi Irwin and Chandler Powell's daughter is adorably dressed in a onesie adorned with a wombat. The couple welcomed Grace, their first child, on March 25.
"Grace is already settling into life at #AustraliaZoo and she's doing it in style!" the caption on the post reads. "How cute is her wombat onesie?! You can check out the entire Baby Wildlife Warrior range and support conservation by visiting shop.australiazoo.com.au ????."
NHL postpones Wednesday's Calgary-Vancouver game
The NHL has decided to ere on the side of caution as a result of Adam Gaudette’s positive COVID-19 test. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reports (Twitter link) that tonight’s game between the Canucks and Flames has been postponed. TSN’s Frank Seravalli tweets that the decision was made after more information has surfaced regarding Vancouver’s test results; that information obviously has not yet been made public.
© Australia Zoo/Instagram; JC Olivera/WireImage Bindi Irwin and husband Chandler Powell welcomed daughter Grace Warrior on March 25
"Our beautiful girl," Bindi, 22, commented.
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Chandler Powell, Bindi Sue Irwin
Irwin and Powell welcomed their daughter, Grace Warrior Irwin Powell, on March 25
The happy couple announced on Instagram that they welcomed their first child together, a daughter named Grace Warrior Irwin Powell, on March 25, 2021.
Freeland says COVID-19 has created a 'window of opportunity' to launch national child-care program
Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland said late Thursday that building a nationwide early learning and child-care system will be at the centre of the Liberal government's COVID-19 recovery plan, saying "now is the moment" for Canada to fulfill a promise long made to parents. Speaking with former Liberal cabinet minister Ken Dryden during a "fireside chat" at the party's policy convention, Freeland said she is seized with the issue given the "incredibly dangerous" decline in female workforce participation over the last year.
One day later, Bindi shared details about her baby girl in a loving Instagram post, featuring a photo of her and Chandler holding little Grace and another of a baby blue onesie with a koala bear on the front.
Baby Makes Three
Baby Grace arrived just in time for her parents' wedding anniversary!
Powell wrote on Instagram, "Grace Warrior Irwin Powell. After waiting for you to arrive for the last 9 months, finally meeting you has been the best moment of my life."
The new dad added, "You have a big life ahead of you and no matter what, you will be surrounded by a whole lot of love. Thank you for gracing your beautiful mother and me on our wedding anniversary, so excited to have you home❤️"
The first-time mom wrote on Instagram, "March 25, 2021. Celebrating the two loves of my life. Happy first wedding anniversary to my sweetheart husband and day of birth to our beautiful daughter. ❤️"
Liberals set to dive deeply into child care in April 19 federal budget
OTTAWA — The federal Liberals are set to dive into child care in next week's budget, with stakeholders being told to expect strings attached to federal cash for provinces who want the money. Sources with knowledge of the government's plans say the Liberals want to spend enough to prove their political seriousness on child care, and try to persuade provinces to take up the money. Exactly how much the government plans to spend isn't clear, but theSources with knowledge of the government's plans say the Liberals want to spend enough to prove their political seriousness on child care, and try to persuade provinces to take up the money.
The 22-year-old added of her daughter's name, "Grace Warrior Irwin Powell. Our graceful warrior is the most beautiful light. Grace is named after my great-grandmother, and relatives in Chandler's family dating back to the 1700s." She continued her heartfelt caption, "Her middle names, Warrior Irwin, are a tribute to my dad and his legacy as the most incredible Wildlife Warrior. Her last name is Powell and she already has such a kind soul just like her dad. There are no words to describe the infinite amount of love in our hearts for our sweet baby girl. She chose the perfect day to be born and we feel tremendously blessed."
One Week Old
When Grace turned 1 week old, Bindi posted a series of sweet photos of the newborn writing, "This week has been filled with sweet snuggles and infinite love."
Powell marked the occasion with a post that read, "One week as a family of 3❤️ My two beautiful girls make every day perfect."
In one photo, Grace showed off a little smile for her mom.
Baby's First Prank
At just 1 week old, little Grace had her first "croc" interaction and very first prank.
In an April Fools' Day joke, the Irwin family gathered for a photo holding pairs of Crocs shoes. Grace's grandma Terri Irwin shared the photo on Twitter, writing, "Beautiful baby Grace, first croc encounter... April Fool's!"
Dream Big, Little One
"Our beautiful girl, always dreaming. ????, " Irwin captioned a sweet photo of her daughter sleeping.
Best Dad Ever
In the comments of the sweet photos, Bindi called Powell "the greatest husband and father."
"You are our world. ❤️," she added.
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Last week, Powell, 24, shared a series of new photos on Instagram of their newborn as they celebrated Grace turning 2 weeks old. In the heartwarming family photos, Powell is cradling Grace while Bindi cuddles close to her daughter and holds up a sign reading "two weeks old."
"Two weeks of happiness with my girls. And yes, I'm already that Dad who shares baby photos with everyone and I'm proud of it!" Powell captioned the post.
Bindi praised Powell in the comments for being "the greatest husband and father," adding, "You are our world. ❤️."
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In her birth announcement, Bindi shared the emotional meaning behind Grace's name and how it honors her late dad Steve, who was killed during a diving expedition off the coast of Australia in September 2006 at age 44.
"Our graceful warrior is the most beautiful light," she wrote on Instagram. "Grace is named after my great-grandmother, and relatives in Chandler's family dating back to the 1700s."
Bindi continued, "Her middle names, Warrior Irwin, are a tribute to my dad and his legacy as the most incredible Wildlife Warrior. Her last name is Powell and she already has such a kind soul just like her dad."
Groups embrace plan for $10 a day child care for Canadian families .
Families with children are getting a boost, thanks to measures contained in last week’s federal budget. Ottawa announced a goal of on average $10 a day child care within the next five years. By building an early learning and child care system, the government will make life more affordable for Canadian families, create new jobs, grow the middle class, increase women’s participation in the work force, and drive strong economic growth across the country. The federal government will work with provincial, territorial, and Indigenous partners to build this Canada-wide, community-based early learning and child care system.