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13 Canadians Admitted to Hospital Daily in 2014-15 for Opioid Overdose: Report
Hospitalizations for opioid ODs rising: report--TORONTO - An analysis of opioid overdoses in 2014-15 found 13 Canadians per day were hospitalized after taking pain-killing opioid medications like oxycodone and morphine.The report by the Canadian Institute...
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Advocates Call out Canada's Twin Pursuit of GHG Cuts, Fossil Fuel Expansion
Green Canada can't expand fossil fuels: COP22--OTTAWA - The Liberal government's twin pursuits of expanded foreign markets for Canadian fossil fuels and global action on climate change are getting some unfavourable notice at an international climate...
Appeal Denied for Man Who Tortured, Maimed, Starved and Assaulted Roommate
Appeal denied in roommate torture case--CALGARY - Alberta's top court has upheld the conviction of a man who tortured and starved his roommate and business partner before dropping him off near death at a hospital.The three-member Alberta Court of Appeal...
Atlantic Audio 4:35 AM AT
Atlantic Audio 4:35 AM AT--AT02 - (Hammer-Bat-Murder)HALIFAX. x-14s. The Halifax lawyer prosecuting the brutal murders of a mother and her daughter says she hopes the message coming out of the case is that domestic abuse will not be tolerated. Alison...
Atlantic Update
---(Hammer-Bat-Murder)A Nova Scotia man who used a hammer and bat to beat his common-law wife and her daughter to death has been sentenced to life in prison without chance of parole for 18 years.Gerald Rushton showed no emotion as Judge Michael Wood...
Atwood, Boyden Face Backlash over Letter to UBC over Steven Galloway Firing
CanLit authors face backlash over UBC letter--VANCOUVER - A rift in Canada's literary community has deepened after dozens of prominent authors called for an independent investigation into the University of British Columbia's firing of Steven Galloway.Joseph...
Bank of Canada Says Central Bank Does Not Need to Move in Step with U.S. Fed
Bank of Canada need not move in step with Fed--WATERLOO, Ont. - An increase in interest rates by the U.S. Federal Reserve will affect Canada, but Bank of Canada deputy governor Timothy Lane says that doesn't mean the central bank is under any pressure...
BC Audio 7:45 AM ET
BC Audio 7:45 AM ET--BC03 - (Safe-Consumption) (Refeeds cuts sent at 5 p.m. Tuesday)VICTORIA. x-15s. Health officials in Victoria are looking to open two supervised drug consumption sites as overdose deaths continue to climb in the region. The B-C Coroners...
B.C. Lions Look to Hand League-Leading Calgary Stampeders First Home Loss
Lions look to hand Stampeders first home loss--Chris Rainey and the B.C. Lions will try to do what no other CFL team could this season: Beat the Calgary Stampeders at home.Calgary hosts B.C. in the West Division final Sunday. Not only did the Stampeders...
B.C. Police Won't Be Charged in Fatal Shooting of Masked Man outside Protest
No charges in fatal police shooting of masked man--SURREY, B.C. - An investigation that clears RCMP officers in British Columbia of wrongdoing in the fatal shooting of a masked man says their response was measured.The man was shot once after two police...
B.C.'S New Child Watchdog Says Tragic Child Deaths Drive His Quest for Change
B.C.'s new child advocate affected by past cases--VICTORIA - The deaths of three girls and the anguish of a mother who needed help for her schizophrenic daughter are described by British Columbia's new children's watchdog as life changing.Bernard Richard...
B-C Update
------(BC-Drug-Deaths)Numbers from the B-C Coroners Service show the death toll from illicit drugs such as fentanyl continues to climb across the province.Officials say there were 63 fatal overdoses in October, up from 57 for the previous month.There...
Business News Advisory
Business News Advisory--WEDNESDAY, NOV. 16, 2016BUSINESS NEWS ADVISORYHere are the CP Business Department's late plans for today. All times Eastern unless otherwise stated. Entries are subject to change as news develops. If you have any questions, please...
Canada and Britain to Play Davis Cup World Group Tie at Ottawa's TD Place
Ottawa to host Davis Cup first-round tie--OTTAWA - A battle of tennis heavyweights could headline the return of Davis Cup tennis to Ottawa.Tennis Canada announced Wednesday that TD Place would be the host site for the World Group tie against Britain...
Canada Saddened by African Decisions to Leave International Criminal Court: Dion
Canada bothered by African ICC pullouts: Dion--OTTAWA - Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion pushed back at critics of the International Criminal Court on Wednesday after three African countries indicated they would pull out amid charges the court...
Canada to Set 80 per Cent Greenhouse Gas Reduction Target by 2050: Greenpeace
Canada eyes 80 per cent reduction target: Greenpeace--MARRAKECH, Morocco - Greenpeace Canada says Ottawa will set a target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80 per cent below 2005 levels by 2050,A spokesperson for the environmental organization...
Canadian Kids Rank Low in Global Study of Physical Activity: ParticipAction
Canadian kids lag in physical activity: ParticipAction--TORONTO - It's well-established that Canadian children are not as active as they could be. Now a new study suggests they may be among the least active kids in the world.In June, the annual ParticipAction...
Canadians Destroy Explosives-Laden Vehicles with Anti-Armour Missiles in Iraq
Canadian troops destroy Iraq suicide bombers--OTTAWA - Canadian troops supporting Kurdish allies have destroyed three explosive-laden vehicles with anti-armour missiles, senior military officials revealed Wednesday, as they started lifting the veil...
Canadians Lorne Michaels, Frank Gehry to Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom
Michaels, Gehry to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom--WASHINGTON - Canadians Frank Gehry and Lorne Michaels are among the newest recipients of America's highest civilian honour: the Presidential Medal of Freedom.U.S. President Barack Obama announced...
Catastrophic Rail Failure Caused Train Derailment in Saskatchewan: TSB
Catastrophic rail failure caused derailment: TSB--SASKATOON - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada says a "sudden and catastrophic failure" of a rail caused a fiery train derailment in Saskatchewan.The board says a rail that broke due to an undetected...
Celebrity Birthdays for Nov. 16
Celebrity birthdays for Nov. 16--Celebrity Birthdays for Nov. 16:Actor Clu Gulager is 88.Journalist Elizabeth Drew is 81.Country singer-songwriter Troy Seals is 78.Blues musician W.C. Clark is 77.Actress Joanna Pettet ("Knots Landing") is 74.Figure skater...
Cold-FX Makers Convince B.C. Judge to Reject Class-Action Application
No class-action status in Cold-FX lawsuit: judge--VANCOUVER - A judge has rejected a Vancouver Island man's bid to launch a class-action lawsuit against the makers of the cold and flu remedy Cold-FX.Don Harrison launched a claim in 2012 against Valeant...
Complainant in Hawkes Case 'Very Emotional, Very Clear,' Prosecutor Says
Hawkes witness 'very emotional, very clear'--KENTVILLE, N.S. - His face streaked with tears, the middle-aged man put his head in his hands and breathed heavily.Testifying about an alleged sexual encounter with Brent Hawkes as a teen more than 40 years...
Connor Hellebuyck Perfect as Winnipeg Jets Blank Chicago Blackhawks 4-0
Hellebuyck perfect as Jets blank Blackhawks--WINNIPEG - Connor Hellebuyck finally made the statement he was looking for all season.His 27-save performance propelled the Winnipeg Jets to a 4-0 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks for his first shutout...
Corroded Pipe Behind Water-Quality Issue at Saskatoon City Hospital
Corroded pipe behind hospital water issue--SASKATOON - A corroded pipe is believed to have been the cause of a water-quality problem that has cancelled surgeries at Saskatoon City Hospital.The hospital was put under a boil-water order late Monday, which...
Couillard Opposes Plans to Build Muslim Residential Community near Montreal
Couillard opposes Muslim neighbourhood plans--MARRAKECH, Morocco - Quebec's premier is opposed to a developer's controversial proposal to build a Muslim housing community on Montreal's south shore.Philippe Couillard says the concept of segregated neighbourhoods...
Crown Witness at Applebaum Corruption Trial Quizzed over Relationship with Cops
Applebaum trial: cross-examination continues--MONTREAL - The Crown's key witness at ex-Montreal mayor Michael Applebaum's corruption trial says he was often conflicted about working with police against his former boss and that it took a mental and physical...
CRTC Chairman Blasts Rogers, Shaw for Decision to Shut Down Shomi
CRTC blasts Rogers, Shaw over Shomi shutdown--OTTAWA - The head of Canada's broadcast regulator blasted Rogers and Shaw for shutting down its video streaming service, Shomi -- a platform he sees as the future of content.It was a "shock" to hear the companies...
'Do Not Say We Have Nothing' by Madeleine Thien Tops Maclean's Fiction List
'Do Not Say We Have Nothing' tops Maclean's fiction list--Here are the top 10 hardcover fiction and non-fiction books in Canada for the week ending Nov. 13 as compiled by Maclean's magazine. The previous week's position is in parentheses.FICTION1. (1)...
Editorial Exchange: An Apology from Ottawa to Gays Is Long Overdue
Editorial Exchange: An apology from Ottawa to gays is long overdue--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Nov. 15:To its credit, the Trudeau government is moving towards redressing injustices done to people who were persecuted and often punished...
Editorial Exchange: Hate Comes to the White House
Editorial Exchange: Hate comes to the White House--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Nov. 15:The appointment of Stephen Bannon, the former executive director of the Breitbart News Network, as chief White House strategist and senior counsel...
Editorial Exchange:Made in Canada
Editorial Exchange: Made in Canada--An editorial from the Corner Brook Western Star, published Nov. 16:There's an interesting argument being made by candidates for the Conservative leadership about the federal Liberal government, and how much its plans...
Editorial Exchange: No Show
Editorial Exchange: No show--An editorial from the Corner Brook Western Star, published Nov. 15:Numbers don't lie. And the numbers from the U.S. presidential election, no matter who you favoured, are startling: the clearest winner in the vote was - no...
Editorial Exchange: Say No to Trump's Politics
Editorial Exchange: Say no to Trump's politics--An editorial from the Waterloo Region Record, published Nov. 15:It was truly alarming to hear federal Conservative leadership candidate Kellie Leitch celebrate Donald Trump's victory in the American presidential...
Editorial Exchange: Strange Partners
Editorial Exchange: Strange partners--An editorial from the Prince George Citizen, published Nov. 14:Picture this: Rachel Notley and Donald Trump shaking hands, smiling big for the cameras and praising each other for their commitment to growing the economy,...
Eighteenth NewsWatch
---(Iraq-Cda)Senior military officials have begun lifting the veil on what exactly Canada's forces are doing in Iraq.Major-General Mike Rouleau says troops have destroyed three explosives-laden vehicles that were threatening Kurdish allies.He says the...
Entertainment News as of 3 P.M. Wednesday, Nov. 16
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Fifteenth NewsWatch
---(Cda-Ambassador-Trump)Canada's ambassador to the U-S says the country must put together a team to educate U-S President elect Donald Trump and other Americans on the benefits of free trade.David MacNaughton told a business crowd in Montreal that protectionists...
Fifth NewsWatch
---(ParticipAction-Study)(Audio:72)It was last June that we learned that Canadian kids still aren't as active as they could be.Now, a new study suggests they're actually among the least active kids in the world.Researchers behind the annual ParticipAction...
First Nations Infrastructure Spending 'Drop in the Bucket,' Says Philpott
Reserve health centres need more help--OTTAWA - Federal spending on First Nations health facilities is "a drop in the bucket" compared to what's actually needed, Health Minister Jane Philpott conceded Wednesday to a committee examining indigenous affairs.The...
First Responders Seeing More Overdoses from Fentanyl: Firefighter Union
Fentanyl overdoses 'every day': firefighter union--WINNIPEG - First responders are dealing with overdoses every day in what has become a fentanyl crisis in Manitoba's capital, the head of the city's firefighters union said Wednesday."Where before a paramedic...
Flames Forward Johnny Gaudreau to Undergo Surgery to Repair Fractured Finger
Flames forward Gaudreau fractures finger--Calgary Flames forward Johnny Gaudreau was scheduled to undergo surgery Wednesday to repair a fractured finger.Gaudreau suffered the injury in Tuesday's 1-0 win over the Minnesota Wild. A timeline for his return...
Former Stampeders, Lions Coach Lary Kuharich Dies at the Age of 70
Former CFL coach Kuharich dies at 70--CALGARY - Lary Kuharich, a former head coach of the Calgary Stampeders and B.C. Lions who later won two titles in the Arena Football League, has died. He was 70.The native of Middletown, N.Y., who also served as...
Foster Family Training Goes Online in Saskatchewan in Bid to Recruit More Homes
Foster family training goes online--REGINA - The Saskatchewan government is trying to make it easier for more people to train to become foster parents, as the number of foster homes dramatically drops.In a move being touted as a first in Canada, the...
Four B.C. Men Facing Drug Trial in California Lose Extradition Appeal
B.C. men on drug charges lose extradition fight--VANCOUVER - Four men have lost their fight in the B.C. Court of Appeal for a judicial review of their extradition to California.Darrell Romano, Ivan Djuracic, Aaron Anderson and Jamie Nenasheff are facing...
Fourteenth NewsWatch
---(Iraq-Cda) (Audio: P06)Senior military officials are providing some surprising details about what Canadian troops have been doing in Iraq.Major-General Mike Rouleau says there has been a substantial increase in the number of times Canadian forces...
Globe and Mail Publisher Joins Rebel Media in Criticizing CBC Digital News
Globe echoes Rebel yell, targets CBC digital--OTTAWA - The bastion of Canadian establishment journalism and a pugnacious media upstart took turns ripping into the publicly funded CBC in testimony Tuesday to the Commons Heritage committee.The publisher...
Gordon Stuckless Charged with Sexually Assaulting 3 Boys 30 Years Ago
Gordon Stuckless faces new sex assault charges--TORONTO - The man at the heart of the Maple Leaf Gardens sex abuse scandal was charged Wednesday with three new counts of sexual assault. Toronto police say Gordon Stuckless, 67, is accused of sexually...
Grocery Chains Loblaw and Metro Say Price of Food Continues to Fall
Grocery chains say food prices continue to fall--TORONTO - Food prices, especially those for meat, continue to fall from recent highs, Metro and Loblaw said Wednesday as both grocery chains reported strong quarterly results."During the quarter, we saw...
Hailee Steinfeld on 'The Edge of Seventeen' and How Acting Relates to Singing
Hailee Steinfeld on 'The Edge of Seventeen'--TORONTO - Between takes on the set of the new coming-of-age comedy "The Edge of Seventeen," acting/singing sensation Hailee Steinfeld could often be found with her earbuds in, listening to music to get into...
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 3 P.M. Wednesday, Nov. 16
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory--Good afternoon from the Canadian Press lifestyles department!Advisories will typically hit the wire around 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. ET and will also be sent to editors by email. If you'd like to be added to the email list please...
Impact See Bouncy Big O Surface as a Playoff Advantage against TFC
Impact hope bouncy Big O surface an advantage--MONTREAL - The Montreal Impact may have an important weapon in their bid to reach the MLS Cup final -- the hard, unpredictable artificial turf at Olympic Stadium.The Impact opted to move indoors for the...
Journalists Call on Liberals to Bring in Press Shield Law to Protect Sources
Canadian journalists seek press shield law--OTTAWA - The Liberal government is being urged to bring in legislation to better protect journalists and their confidential sources.That was the message from three journalists who've had those freedoms obstructed...
JvR-Bozak-Marner Line Combine for 11 Points, Maple Leafs Down Predators
Big night for van Riemsdyk, Leafs beat Preds--TORONTO - Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock ran his usual four lines against Nashville. But he only needed one on Tuesday.James van Riemsdyk led the way with a hat trick and an assist, Tyler Bozak had four helpers...
Kevin Hayes, J.T. Miller Score Two Goals Apiece as Rangers Thump Canucks 7-2
Hayes, Miller lead Rangers past Canucks 7-2--VANCOUVER - Minus two top-6 forwards, the NHL's best offence kept rolling.Kevin Hayes and J.T. Miller each scored twice, and Mats Zuccarello added a goal and two assists Tuesday as the New York Rangers embarrassed...
Kids Who Drink Whole-Fat Milk Leaner, Have Higher Vitamin D Levels, Study Finds
Kids who drink whole-fat milk leaner: study--TORONTO - Young children who drink whole cow's milk tend to be leaner and have higher vitamin D levels than those who consume low-fat or skim milk, researchers say.In a study of more than 2,700 children aged...
Leafs Rookie Nikita Zaitsev Not Intimidated by Sidney Crosby or the NHL
Leafs rookie Nikita Zaitsev shows no fear--TORONTO - Nikita Zaitsev sees no reason why he should be intimidated by the National Hockey League."I'm not 17-years-old so why I should be scared?" the 25-year-old defenceman from Moscow said defiantly, citing...
Like Mother, like Cub: Researchers Say Grizzlies Learn Bad Behaviour from Moms
Grizzly cubs learn bad behaviour from momma bears--EDMONTON - When it comes to bad behaviour in grizzly bears, new research blames the moms.A University of Alberta study suggests that cubs who have watched their mothers come into conflict with people...
Lomng-Time Leaf Goalie Reimer Ready to Start against Toronto for First Time
Reimer starting against Leafs on Thursday--TORONTO - James Reimer will be in the visitors' crease at Air Canada Centre for the first time on Thursday night.Reimer draws the start for the Florida Panthers when they face off against the Toronto Maple Leafs....
Longtime Blue Jays Broadcaster Jerry Howarth Being Treated for Prostate Cancer
Howarth being treated for prostate cancer--TORONTO - Longtime Toronto Blue Jays broadcaster Jerry Howarth is being treated for prostate cancer and is scheduled to undergo surgery next week to have a small tumour removed.The tumour was discovered after...
Lumsden, Wright Return to Canadian Men's Bobsleigh Team Ahead of 2018
Lumsden, Wright return to bobsleigh team--CALGARY - Canada's bobsleigh team has gone from thin to fat in the space of a year.There wasn't enough brakemen meeting domestic standards a year ago to start the World Cup season with more than one four-man...
Manitoba Woman Frustrated She Can't Collect on Human Rights Case Ruling
Woman frustrated over human rights case--WINKLER, Man. - A Manitoba woman is frustrated with the justice system after she was sexually harassed in the workplace.Traci Nickel Emslie, 37, was awarded a settlement of $36,000 almost two years ago, but she...
Matthews's Drought Quietly Hits 10 Games; 19 Year Old among NHL Leaders in Shots
Matthews' goal drought quietly hits 10 games--TORONTO - One Toronto Maple Leafs rookie quietly put an end to a lengthy goal drought on Tuesday night, but it was not Auston Matthews.William Nylander, lingering in Matthews's shadow all season-long, scored...
Most Actively Traded Companies on the TSX
Most actively traded companies on the TSX--Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (14,733.22, down 22.88 points):Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:CGC). Drug manufacturer. Down $2.05, or 15.24 per...
National Audio 10:15 AM ET
National Audio 10:15 AM ET--NAT082 - (US-Obama) ATHENS. x-13s. U-S President Barack Obama says he and President-elect Donald Trump "could not be more different." But during a speech in Athens today, Obama says he's determined to ensure a smooth transition....
National Audio 12:25 PM ET
National Audio 12:25 PM ET--NAT092 - (Sask-Train-Derailment) SASKATOON. x-15s. Sudden and catastrophic rail failure is being blamed for a fiery C-N train derailment two years ago in Saskatchewan. The Transportation Safety Board says the rail broke due...
National Audio 12:35 PM ET
National Audio 12:35 PM ET--NAT095 - (Sweden-Nobel-Dylan) (FOR PRODUCTION) UNDATED. x-32s. The Swedish Academy says Bob Dylan is not coming to Stockholm to pick up his 2016 Nobel Prize for literature at the December 10th prize ceremony. The Academy says...
National Audio 2:35 AM ET
National Audio 2:35 AM ET--NAT001 - (US-Trump) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) NEW YORK. x-32s. (Candace Smith) Journalists are raising questions about transparency with U-S President-elect Donald Trump after an unannounced dash from his penthouse Tuesday night....
National Audio 2:45 AM ET
National Audio 2:45 AM ET--NAT006 - (US-Airport-Shooting-Oklahoma-City) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) OKLAHOMA CITY. x-17s. Authorities in Oklahoma City say the alleged gunman accused of killing a man Tuesday outside Will Rogers World Airport, sparking a lockdown,...
National Audio 2:55 PM ET
National Audio 2:55 PM ET--NAT106 - (Trudeau-Cuba) HAVANA. x-16s. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told a group of Cuban students today that he won't change Canada's stance on Cuba, even though his views are at odds with the man set to lead Canada's biggest...
National Audio 4:35 AM ET
National Audio 4:35 AM ET--NAT035 - (ENT-MUSIC-Obit-Dave-Edwards) (FOR PRODUCTION) UNDATED. x-65s. Guitarist Dave Edwards of the band Skylark has died after a long illness. The Vancouver Sun reports Edwards had triple bypass surgery in February, followed...
National Audio 4:45 AM ET
National Audio 4:45 AM ET--NAT039 - (ENT-Rolling-Stones-Exhibition) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) NEW YORK. x-22s. In celebration of the recent New York City opening of the expansive Rolling Stones exhibit "Exhibitionism," the band's members attended a special...
National Audio 5:35 AM ET
National Audio 5:35 AM ET--NAT045 - (US-Word-Of-The-Year) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-29s. (Dave Schreiber) U-S President-elect Donald Trump and Brexit are being credited for The Oxford Dictionary's 2016 international word of the year. A-B-C's Dave...
National Audio 7:25 AM ET
National Audio 7:25 AM ET--NAT071 - (ParticipAction-Study) TORONTO. x-12s. It's well-established that Canadian kids are not as active as they could be. Now a new study suggests they're among the least active kids in the world. Researchers behind the...
National Audio 8:05 AM ET
National Audio 8:05 AM ET--NAT074 - (US-MED-DIY-Breast-Reconstruction) NEW YORK. x-10s. Doctors in the U-S are testing a device that would let women do part of their breast reconstruction at home. Usually saline injections are used to inflate a pouch...
NDP Aim to Pressure Liberals to Accept PR by Backing Electoral Reform Referendum
NDP supports electoral reform referendum--OTTAWA - New Democrats have dropped their opposition to holding a national referendum on electoral reform in a bid to pressure the governing Liberals into agreeing to a proportional voting system.The move Wednesday...
Nineteenth Newswatch
---(Iraq-Cda)The commander of Canada's special forces says there's been a "substantial" increase in the number of times Canadian troops have fired on Islamic State militants.But Major-General Mike Rouleau says only a small minority of the incidents involved...
N.S. Sends Boston Its Annual Christmas Tree as Thanks for Aid 99 Years Ago
N.S. sends Boston its annual thank-you tree--HALIFAX - A broad grin stretched across Dave MacFarlane's face as he climbed into his rig and glanced back at the 14-metre white spruce tree splayed across the back of his flatbed.The Nova Scotia truck driver...
OHL Roundup: Leo Lazarev Perfect in Net as 67's Shut out Petes 2-0
OHL: Lazarev perfect as 67's shut out Petes--OTTAWA - Leo Lazarev stopped all 23 shots he faced as the Ottawa 67's shut out the Peterborough Petes 2-0 on Wednesday in Ontario Hockey League action.Drake Rymsha's 10th of the season was the eventual winner...
Ontario PCs Hope to Elect Teen MPP, Challenge Liberals in Two Byelections
Two Ontario byelections set for Thursday--TORONTO - Ontario's Progressive Conservatives hope to make history Thursday in two byelections, with a teenage candidate in Niagara and a former ombudsman turning up the heat on the Liberals in an Ottawa stronghold.The...
Ontario Update
---(Ont Emergency Wait Times)Premier Kathleen Wynne says the government is providing additional funding to free up beds in hospitals for those who need them.Wynne made her comments after a review of Ontario's hospital emergency departments found many...
Ontario Update
---(Ont-Emergency-Wait-Times)The N-D-P health critic says there's a problem with the Liberal government's plans to get some patients out of hospitals to free up beds.A review of hospital emergency departments by Health Quality Ontario says many of the...
Ontario Update
---(CRIME-Bullard-Charges)Radio and television personality Mike Bullard's criminal harassment case has been put over until December 9th.Charges laid against Bullard stem from allegations that he stalked his ex-girlfriend, a CityNews reporter.Neither...
Opposition Critics Question Cuts to Long-Term Care Homes in Nova Scotia
Critics query Nova Scotia long-term care cut--HALIFAX - Three long-term care homes are "working with" Nova Scotia's Health Department to meet a required one-per-cent budget cut, the deputy health minister told a legislature committee Wednesday. Dr. Peter...
O'Shea Quiet on Future with Bombers, Defends Controversial Call in West Semifinal
O'Shea quiet on future with Blue Bombers--WINNIPEG - Mike O'Shea didn't want to talk about his future with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.The head coach's three-year contract with the CFL team is set to expire, and though his overall record in Winnipeg is...
Ottawa Adds Wildlife-Rich Arctic Bay in N.W.T. to List of Protected Areas
Ottawa protects wildlife-rich Arctic bay--The federal government has moved to protect a wildlife-rich bay along Canada's Arctic coastline after extensive consultation with the indigenous hunters who depend on it for their livelihood.Fisheries and Oceans...
Ottawa Redblacks Quarterback Burris Comfortable with Underdog Role
Redblacks' Burris fine with underdog role--OTTAWA - Veteran quarterback Henry Burris knows many people aren't favouring the Ottawa Redblacks to win the Eastern Final this weekend and that's fine with him.The Redblacks host the Edmonton Eskimos on Sunday...
Parliament Audio 1:55 PM ET
Parliament Audio 1:55 PM ET--P05 - (Iraq-Cda) (NOTE LENGTH) OTTAWA. x-03s. Canada's top soldier General Jonathan Vance says a Canadian Forces hospital is now up and running in northern Iraq and ready to treat anyone who is brought to it -- including...
Photo Advisory Addition
Photo advisory addition--The Canadian Press photo advisory addition for Wednesday, Nov.16, 2016. Entries with an estimated photo transmission time (EST) are staffed by The Canadian Press or Associated Press photojournalists.REMOVES: TORONTO--Court appearance...
Prairie Update
(Sask-Deficit)Saskatchewan's finance minister says the province is getting less money from natural resources and taxes, and that's why this year's expected 434-million-dollar deficit has ballooned to almost one-billion.Kevin Doherty (DOH'-uhr-tee) says...
Prep-Agriculture-Report
(Ont-Trade-Mission)The provincial Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs has arrived in India for Ontario's first-ever agri-food trade mission.Minister Jeff Leal is on the trip with Michael Chan, Minister of International Trade, and 19 other...
Prep-Business Report
---(Markets)North American stock markets are pulling back on some recent gains as a rally that began a week ago with Donald Trump's presidential victory begins to slow down.The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index fell 22.88 points to...
Prep-Entertainment-Report
Prep-Entertainment-Report-----"THE COSBY SHOW" - RERUNS RETURNATLANTA (AP) _ It used to be one of those T-V shows that gave people a warm, fuzzy feeling. Now the thought of seeing Bill Cosby in his old sitcom gives many people an eerie, icky feeling....
PREP-Lifewatch
---<(Cholesterol-Drugs)It could be a breakthrough that heart disease sufferers have been waiting for.For the first time, a new drug given along with a cholesterol-lowering statin, has proved able to shrink plaque that is clogging arteries.That could...
Prep-Music-Report
Prep-Music-Report--OBIT- DAVE EDWARDS VANCOUVER (AP) _ Guitarist Dave Edwards of the band Skylark has died after a long illness. The Vancouver Sun reports Edwards had triple bypass surgery in February, followed by cancer treatments. He was 71. Edwards...
Revenue Drop Means Saskatchewan Deficit Creeps Closer to $1B: Finance Minister
Saskatchewan deficit creeps closer to $1B--REGINA - A big drop in revenue has pushed Saskatchewan's expected $434-million deficit for this year closer to $1 billion.Finance Minister Kevin Doherty says that's because revenue is down $600 million. The...
Saskatchewan City 2nd in Water Taste Test after Oil Spill Shut Water Intakes
City affected by oil spill ranks 2nd in water test--PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. - A Saskatchewan city that had to shut down its water supply intakes for almost two months after crude oil leaked into a river was awarded second place in a water taste test.Prince...
Serbia Supports Canada on UN Security Council, Says Kosovo War Is in the Past
Serbia supports Canada on UN Security Council--OTTAWA - Canada has won the support of Serbia in its bid for a temporary seat on the United Nations Security Council in 2020, even though Canada went to war against it 17 years ago, says the country's foreign...
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