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3 Years after Recommendations, Child-Welfare Changes Still Incomplete: Report
Child-welfare improvements not done: report--WINNIPEG - Most of the recommendations from a public inquiry three years ago into the death of a five-year-old Manitoba girl in government care have not been implemented, the province's children's advocate...
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Alberta Makes Deal with Some Firms in Lawsuit over Money-Losing Power Deals
Alberta strikes deal with power companies--EDMONTON - Alberta has taken steps toward resolving a $2-billion lawsuit it launched against power providers over money-losing electricity contracts.Deputy Premier Sarah Hoffman says Capital Power will pay the...
Alberta Strikes Deal with Power Producers to End Coal-Fired Electricity by 2030
Alberta makes deal to phase out coal by 2030--EDMONTON - Alberta has struck a deal with three major power producers to formally end coal-fired electricity in the province by 2030.Environment Minister Shannon Phillips announced Thursday that the province...
Almost Half of Canadian Homeowners Unprepared for Emergency, Says Survey
Homeowners unprepared for emergencies: poll--TORONTO - An emergency fund is meant to be there in times of need, but a new survey suggests nearly half of Canadian homeowners would be ill prepared for a personal financial dilemma such as job loss.The poll...
A Look at Canadian 'Gilmore Girls' Connections
A look at Canadian 'Gilmore Girls' connections--TORONTO - From a sarcastic French concierge to a dog named Paul Anka and a heavy metal singer, "Gilmore Girls" had some Canuck touches over the years.Here are some Canadian connections to the American mother-daughter...
Anti-Poverty Groups Calls on Liberals to Make Immediate Changes to Child Benefit
Report pushes feds for child benefit changes--OTTAWA - An anti-poverty group is calling on the federal government to make a small change to its key measure to combat child poverty rates to ensure families aren't left behind as the cost of living rises....
Atlantic Audio 2:15 PM AT
Atlantic Audio 2:15 PM AT--AT05 - (NS-Chiefs-Meeting)HALIFAX. x-20s. Nova Scotia's justice minister says a review is ongoing into how a government legal brief that implied members of a First Nation band are a conquered people made it into court. Diana...
Atlantic Audio 4:35 AM AT
Atlantic Audio 4:35 AM AT--AT01 - (NS-Chiefs-Meeting)HALIFAX. x-15s. Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil says he will apologize today to Mi'kmaq chiefs after a government legal brief implied members of a First Nation band were a conquered people. McNeil...
Bank of Canada Announces Short List of Canadian Women Vying to Be on Banknote
Bank of Canada announces banknote short list--OTTAWA - The Bank of Canada has announced its shortlist of five women contending to be the first Canadian female on the face of a banknote, and online favourite Nellie McClung is not among them.On its website,...
BC Audio 2:45 PM ET
BC Audio 2:45 PM ET--BC02 - (Curriculum-Changes)VICTORIA. x-14s. The provincial government is tweaking the Foundation Skills Assessment exams administered to all B-C public school students in grades 4 and 7. Education Minister Mike Bernier says, starting...
BC Audio 7:25 PM ET
BC Audio 7:25 PM ET--BC04 - (Fentanyl-RCMP-China)VANCOUVER. x-8s. The Mounties and Chinese public- security officials have reached an agreement to collaborate in halting the flow of illicit substances. The agreement targets opioids -- including the highly...
B.C. Revises Skills Exams, Delays New Curriculum Roll out for Senior Grades
B.C. slows new curriculum launch for grades 10-12--VICTORIA - The Education Ministry is delaying the full implementation of British Columbia's new curriculum for public school students in Grades 10 to 12.Education Minister Mike Bernier says a one year...
B-C Update
---(BC-Fentanyl-China)The R-C-M-P and China's Public Security Ministry have agreed to work together to combat the flow of illegal fentanyl and other opioids into Canada.The announcement comes a week after Premier Christy Clark called on the federal government...
Behind the Rise of Frederik Andersen, the Only Danish Goaltender in NHL History
How Frederik Andersen became NHL's only Danish goaltender--TORONTO - Frederik Andersen is a one of a kind in the National Hockey League.No goaltender in the history of the league had ever come from Denmark before the 27-year-old from Herning, a city...
BR-Democratic-Reforms
OTTAWA - ---The Trudeau government is poised to introduce a bill today that will deliver on some key Liberal promises to reform Canada's election laws.The bill is expected to restore the right to vote to expatriates who've lived outside the country for...
Business Executives Urge 'Bold Leadership' on Climate Policy from PM, Premiers
'Bold leadership' needed on climate: CEOs--OTTAWA - Canadian corporate executives whose companies together employ more than a million people are urging Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the premiers to press ahead with collective climate action, including...
Business News Advisory
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Calgary Star Running Back Jerome Messam Finally Finds Home with Stampeders
Messam finally finds home with Stampeders--TORONTO - When a journalist's pre-season predictions had Jerome Messam slotted in as only the eighth-best running back in the CFL this season, he took it personally.He also took a screenshot of the insult on...
Canada Women Face England in Rugby Showdown at Twickenham to Wrap Up European Tour
Canadian women face England in rugby showdown--LONDON - Canadian coach Francois Ratier has made two changes to his starting lineup for Saturday's women's rugby test match with England.Brittany Waters comes in for Elissa Alarie on the wing and Tyson Beukeboom...
Canadian Pokemon Champion Offers Tips to Turn Newbies into Top Trainers
Top tips from Canadian Pokemon master--TORONTO - The success of "Pokemon Go" turned casual gamers on to the monster hunting craze, and some may be interested in making the jump to the big time. With the recent release of "Pokemon Sun" and "Pokemon Moon"...
CFL Annis Stukus Award Winners List
CFL Annis Stukus Award winners list--CFL Coach of the Year (Annis Stukus Award)2016 _ Dave Dickenson, Calgary2015 _ Rick Campbell, Ottawa2014 _ John Hufnagel, Calgary2013 _ Corey Chamblin, Saskatchewan2012 _ Scott Milanovich, Toronto2011 _ Wally Buono,...
CFL Most Outstanding Canadian Award Winners
CFL Most Outstanding Canadian Award Winners--CFL Most Outstanding Canadian Award Winners2016 _ Jerome Messam, RB, Calgary2015 _ Brad Sinopoli, WR, Ottawa2014 _ Jon Cornish, RB, Calgary2013 _ Jon Cornish, RB, Calgary2012 _ Jon Cornish, RB, Calgary2011...
CFL Most Outstanding Defensive Player Award Winners
CFL Most Outstanding Defensive Player Award Winners--CFL Most Outstanding Defensive Player Award Winners2016 _ Solomon Elimimian, LB, B.C.2015 _ Adam Bighill, LB, B.C.2014 _ Solomon Elimimian, LB, B.C.2013 _ Chip Cox, LB, Montreal2012 _ JC Sherritt,...
CFL Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman Award Winners
CFL Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman Award Winners--CFL Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman Award Winners2016 _ Derek Dennis, Calgary2015 _ SirVincent Rogers, Ottawa2014 _ Brett Jones, Calgary2013 _ Brendon LaBatte, Saskatchewan2012 _ Jovan Olafioye,...
CFL Most Outstanding Rookie Award Winners
CFL Most Outstanding Rookie Award Winners--CFL Most Outstanding Rookie Award Winners2016 _ DaVaris Daniels, WR, Calgary2015 _ Derel Walker, WR, Edmonton2014 _ Dexter McCoil, LB, Edmonton2013 _ Brett Jones, OL, Calgary2012 _ Chris Matthews, WR, Winnipeg2011...
Consumers Complain Most about TV Services to Canada's Telecom Watchdog
TV complaints highest, says telecom watchdog--TORONTO - The country's telecom watchdog says in its annual report that it received more consumer complaints about TV services than any other, despite those gripes falling outside its purview for nearly another...
Consumers Complain Most about TV Services to Canada's Telecom Watchdog
TV complaints highest, says telecom watchdog--TORONTO - One of Canada's telecom watchdogs received more consumer complaints about TV than any other service, even though television isn't the agency's responsibility.The Commissioner for Complaints for...
Doctor, Health Administrator to Lead Manitoba Switched-at-Birth Review
Ottawa names leaders of switched-at-birth review--OTTAWA - A pediatric doctor and a health administrator have been tabbed to examine how four indigenous men from northern Manitoba were switched at birth 40 years ago.Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott...
Entertainment News as of 3 P.M. Thursday, Nov. 24
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Ex-Polygamous Sect Member Needed Permission to Become Nurse, Court Hears
Polygamous wives needed nod for schooling: trial--CRANBROOK, B.C. - A woman who broke free from a plural marriage told a trial Thursday that she had to repeatedly seek permission to go to nursing school, a pursuit she believed necessary to fulfil instructions...
Federal Agency Approved Chinese Wall of Privacy for Visiting Delegation
Federal agency OK'd Chinese wall of privacy--OTTAWA - Public inconvenience and traffic flow -- not the rights of protesters -- were the deciding factors when a federal agency approved a visiting Chinese delegation's request for a privacy fence outside...
Federal Override Makes Spy Committee's Mandate 'A Mirage,' Information Czar Says
Loopholes undermine spy committee: Legault--OTTAWA - Loopholes and restrictions will prevent a planned committee of parliamentarians from properly scrutinizing spy agencies, the federal information czar says.Proposed legislation known as Bill C-22 would...
Felix Faubert-Lussier Hoping to Lead Laval to Vanier Cup Win on Familiar Turf
Faubert-Lussier finishing career on home turf--HAMILTON - After having the start of his pro football career put on hold, Felix Faubert-Lussier's season has come full circle.Faubert-Lussier started the year with the CFL's Hamilton Tiger-Cats, but the...
Fifteenth NewsWatch
---(Fentanyl-RCMP-China) (Audio: P06)Officials in Canada and China will work together to stem the flow of deadly fentanyl and other synthetic opioids.The Mounties say they have reached an agreement with China to try to stop the transpacific flow of the...
Fifth NewsWatch
---(Child-Poverty)The Campaign 2000 anti-poverty group is calling on the federal government to make changes to its Canada Child Benefit to keep pace with increases to the cost of living.The group says the Liberal government's new income-tested benefit...
First NewsWatch
---(Trudeau-Africa) (Watch for Dating)Justin Trudeau has arrived in Monrovia, Liberia for his first visit to Africa as prime minister.His day will see him meet with Liberia's president and Monrovia's mayor, visit a school in the capital, and host a roundtable...
Five International Cities That Have Tolls or Congestion Charges for Drivers
Five cities with tolls or congestion charges--TORONTO - The mayor of Toronto wants to impose a toll on two major highways into and out of Canada's most populous city. Mayor John Tory argues the tolls on the Don Valley Parkway and the Gardiner Expressway...
For Outstanding Community Service
CFL Tom Pate Award Winners--CFL Tom Pate Award Winners(For Outstanding Community Service, presented by CFLPA)2016 _ Marco Iannuzzi, WR, B.C.2015 _ Henry Burris, QB, Ottawa2014 _ Randy Chevrier, LS, Calgary2013 _ Kyries Hebert, LB, Montreal2012 _ Brian...
Fourth NewsWatch
---(Trudeau-Africa)West Africa is playing host to Prime Minister Trudeau this morning.The P-M's plane touched down in Monrovia, Liberia overnight, where Trudeau was greeted by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and a military band ahead of a meeting with...
Goaltender Rheaume Called a Pioneer for Helping to Grow Women's Hockey
Rheaume lauded for growing women's hockey--MONTREAL - Players and coaches are well aware of Manon Rheaume's contribution to women's hockey.When the goaltender suited up for the Trois-Rivieres Draveurs in a Quebec Major Junior Hockey League game in 1991,...
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 3 P.M. Thursday, Nov. 24
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Help Coming for Ranchers Impacted by Bovine TB Quarantine, Says MacAulay
Feds to compensate cattle ranchers: minister--OTTAWA - The federal government says it will compensate cattle ranchers impacted by the bovine tuberculosis quarantine in western Canada -- financial help the Opposition says can't come soon enough.Three...
Investigators Clear Calgary Police in Shooting That Left Man in Wheelchair
Investigation clears Calgary police in shooting--CALGARY - The head of a unit that investigates Alberta police actions says an officer didn't do anything wrong when he pursued and shot a man after he spat on the ground at an anti-racism rally.A Calgary...
'It Just Slipped My Mind:' Saskatchewan MLA Apologizes for Liquor Conflict
Saskatchewan MLA apologizes for liquor conflict--REGINA - A Saskatchewan government backbencher says he made a stupid mistake when he didn't disclose he owned shares in a business selected to operate a private liquor store.Fred Bradshaw says he found...
Lawren Harris 'Mountain Forms' Painting Sells for a Record-Setting $11.2 Million
Lawren Harris painting sells for a $11.2M record--TORONTO - The Lawren Harris painting "Mountain Forms" has set a towering new benchmark in Canadian art by selling for over $11.2 million at auction, more than doubling the previous record established...
Liberals Table Bill to Roll Back Conservative Changes to Canadian Voting Process
Monsef aims to reverse Tory electoral changes--OTTAWA - The Liberal government is throwing open the doors to voting in federal elections, including expanding the franchise to more than a million Canadians living abroad.Maryam Monsef, the minister for...
Mi'kmaq Chiefs Accept N.S. Premier's Apology for 'Conquered People' Legal Brief
Mi'kmaq chiefs accept N.S. premier's apology--HALIFAX - Nova Scotia Mi'kmaq chiefs have accepted an apology from Premier Stephen McNeil for a controversial government legal brief that implied members of a First Nation band are a conquered people.McNeil...
Montreal Museum Confirms Location of City's First European Settlement
Montreal museum pinpoints fort location--MONTREAL - After years of research, officials at Montreal's archaeology and history museum say they're now able to pinpoint the precise location of the city's first European settlement.Although archaeologists...
More Than 200 Officials Forced to Sign Lifetime Gag Order on Fighter Jets
Lifetime gag order on jets for 200 officials--OTTAWA - More than 200 federal civil servants involved in replacing Canada's aging fighter jet fleet have been forced to swear they will not discuss the project for the rest of their lives.Revelations of...
National Audio 10:15 AM ET
National Audio 10:15 AM ET--NAT059 - (Britain-Farage) LONDON. x-16s. British politician Nigel Farage (fuh-RAHJ') is predicting a "political earthquake" in Britain if the country's government fails to leave the European Union before the 2020 general election....
National Audio 11:15 AM ET
National Audio 11:15 AM ET--NAT065 - (US-Sailors Hacked) WASHINGTON. x-32s. (Ben Thomas) The U-S Navy is reporting a hacking incident. (SOURCE:The Associated Press)--NAT066 - (Bluenose-Rudder) HALIFAX. x-11s. The Nova Scotia government says work has...
National Audio 12:55 PM ET
National Audio 12:55 PM ET--NAT074 - (Child-Welfare-Inquiry) WINNIPEG. x-11s. Manitoba's children's advocate says the province has still not implemented most of the recommendations from a public inquiry into child welfare. Darlene MacDonald says it's...
National Audio 1:45 PM ET
National Audio 1:45 PM ET--NAT077 - (Colombia-Peace) BOGOTA, Colombia. x-08s. Colombia's government has signed a new peace accord with the country's largest rebel group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, known also as FARC. The accord comes...
National Audio 2:35 AM ET
National Audio 2:35 AM ET--NAT001 - (Polygamy-Trial) CRANBROOK, B.C. x-28s. (Lauren Krugel) A woman who at one time was one of 27 wives to a leader of the Bountiful, B-C polygamist sect spoke at a trial for a trio accused of taking girls out of Canada...
National Audio 3:25 AM ET
National Audio 3:25 AM ET--NAT015 - (US-Mayflower-Makeover) PLYMOUTH, Mass. x-14s. The Mayflower II (two), a replica of the ship that brought the Pilgrims to America's shores in 1620, is getting a massive makeover. The ship's hull is rotting and beetles...
National Audio 3:35 PM ET
National Audio 3:35 PM ET--NAT091 - (EU-World-Trade-Organization-Trump) GENEVA. x-18s. The head of the World Trade Organization says the impact of Donald Trump's threat to pull the U-S out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership will depend on what the president-elect...
National Audio 4:45 AM ET
National Audio 4:45 AM ET--NAT024 - (US-MED-Sweat-Patch-Health-Tracker) EVANSTON, Illinois. x-15s. Researchers are creating a skin patch that can test sweat droplets while people exercise, possibly as a new way to track health and fitness. Northwestern...
National Audio 5:55 PM ET
National Audio 5:55 PM ET--NAT102 - (ML-Syria) LONDON. x-27s. (Tom Rivers) A senior U-N official says civilians in Syria badly need assistance as winter approaches. (WA) (SOURCE:ABC)--NAT103 - (ML-Syria) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) WASHINGTON. x-21s. An American...
National Audio 6:45 PM ET
National Audio 6:45 PM ET--NAT111 - (Child-Welfare-Inquiry) WINNIPEG. x-10s. The Manitoba government says it is working to adopt all the recommendations of an inquiry into the province's child welfare system. The Manitoba children's advocate says most...
National Audio 7:55 PM ET
National Audio 7:55 PM ET--NAT121 - (Fentanyl-RCMP-China) VANCOUVER. x-08s. The Mounties and Chinese public- security officials have reached an agreement to collaborate in halting the flow of illicit substances. The agreement targets opioids -- including...
N.B. Group Launches Campaign for Medicare Coverage of Abortions at Clinics
N.B. group seeks increased abortion access--FREDERICTON - New Brunswick has become Canada's latest abortion battleground, as a lobby group pressures the provincial government to fund the procedure at private clinics.The government said Thursday it won't...
NDP Private Member's Bill Seeks to Close Election Act Bribery 'Loophole'
Bill seeks closure of Election Act 'loophole'--TORONTO - An Ontario private member's bill is proposing to close a "loophole" in the Election Act that makes it an offence to offer a bribe but not necessarily to receive one.New Democrat Gilles Bisson introduced...
NDP Promises to End Trophy Hunt for Grizzly Bears in B.C. If Elected in May
NDP says stop trophy hunt on grizzly bears in B.C.--VANCOUVER - British Columbia's New Democrats are promising to ban trophy hunting for grizzly bears in the province.But NDP Leader John Horgan stopped short of an outright prohibition on the hunt, saying...
Netflix Tells Canadian Heritage It Makes 'Substantial' Investments in Canada
Netflix argues against regulation to Canadian Heritage--TORONTO - Netflix makes "substantial" investments in film and TV productions in Canada and should not face regulation, argues the streaming company in a submission to Canadian Heritage's public...
Newbies to Top Trainers Will Find a Lot to like in "Pokemon Sun" and "Moon"
"Sun," "Moon" continue "Pokemon" craze--TORONTO - The monster-hunting phenomenon "Pokemon" has not only maintained its popularity over the last two decades, it has spawned a global blockbuster franchise that has produced best-selling games, animated...
Ninth NewsWatch
---(Democratic-Reforms)Democratic Institutions Minister Maryam Monsef has introduced legislation to allow the use of voter information cards as valid I-D at polling stations.In addition, the bill would allow voters to vouch for other citizens who lack...
Noah Picton Makes Good on Coach's Prediction and Wins Hec Crighton Trophy
Picton named U Sports most outstanding player--HAMILTON - Head coach Steve Bryce told his Regina Rams quarterback shortly after he was hired in March to get his Hec Crighton Trophy speech ready.Noah Picton didn't take his coach seriously.Fast forward...
No Firm Plan to Get Mercury out of River near Northern Ontario First Nation
No plan to get mercury out of northern Ontario river--TORONTO - Ontario's Liberal government insists it is "totally committed" to cleaning up mercury in a river near a northern First Nation, but says it will not do anything that could make the situation...
Not What You Sphynx: Women Bought Pricey, Hairless Felines That Grew Fur
Shaved kittens sold on Kijiji as hairless sphynx--Shayla Bastarache was looking for a hairless, sphynx cat and thought she had found a good deal last month on Kijiji.A woman was selling sphynx kittens for $650 -- less than half the cost from a breeder.There...
Odiase, Wall, Messam and Stampeders Playing in Memory of Mylan Hicks
Stamps playing in memory of Mylan Hicks--TORONTO - Osagie Odiase keeps the light on in Mylan Hicks' closet. On Hicks' bed, Odiase has laid out his friend's Michigan State playbook and neatly folded jersey."Every morning before I leave, I go to his room...
Oil and Gas Project Delays Hurting Canada's Reputation, Industry Group Says
Pipeline delays hurt Canada's reputation: industry--VANCOUVER - Canada's pipeline gridlock is harming its global reputation as an attractive place to invest in oil and gas projects, says a leading industry group.Tim McMillan, CEO of the Canadian Association...
Ontario Update
---(Sudbury-Byelection)A court case involving two Liberals charged under the Election Act has raised an issue that N-D-P Leader Andrea Horwath says should be examined more closely.The Crown attorney in the case alleged that Glenn Thibeault -- now Ontario's...
Ottawa Redblacks Receiver Greg Ellingson Appearing in Yet Another Grey Cup Game
Another year, another Grey Cup for Ellingson--TORONTO - Suiting up for the Grey Cup is becoming pretty familiar for Greg Ellingson.The six-foot-three, 197-pound receiver will appear in his third Grey Cup game in four years Sunday when the Ottawa Redblacks...
Pacioretty Scores as Canadiens End Hurricanes' Five-Game Winning Run with 2-1 Win
Pacioretty goals lifts Habs over 'Canes 2-1--MONTREAL - Getting a win at home against one of the hottest teams in the NHL was big for the Montreal Canadiens before they head out on a five-game western road trip.Max Pacioretty's goal 14 seconds into the...
Parliament Audio 4:45 PM ET
Parliament Audio 4:45 PM ET--P07 - (Fentanyl-RCMP-China) OTTAWA. x-15s. The Mounties have reached an agreement with China to try and halt the transpacific flow of Fentanyl into Canada. R-C-M-P Commissioner Bob Paulson and Chen Zhimin, the vice-minister...
Pediatrician Group Wants Government to Protect Youth When Recreational Pot Legalized
Pediatricians want youth protected from pot--TORONTO - The Canadian Paediatric Society is urging the federal government to take steps to protect children and youth should it follow through on its plan to legalize recreational marijuana next year.In a...
Photo Advisory Addition
Photo advisory addition--The Canadian Press photo advisory addition for Thursday, Nov.24, 2016. Entries with an estimated photo transmission time (EST) are staffed by The Canadian Press or Associated Press photojournalists.ADDITION: MONTREAL--Presentation...
PM Trudeau in Africa Recognizes Different Pace in Respecting Human Rights
Trudeau champions gender equality in Liberia--MONROVIA, Liberia - Africa and the rest of the world will never achieve peace and stability without empowering women and girls -- and encouraging men to support them, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday...
Prairie Audio 10:40 AM MT
Prairie Audio 10:40 AM MT--PR03 - (Sask-911-Hearing-Impaired)REGINA. x-11s. Saskatchewan residents who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired can now register their cellphone to communicate with 9-1-1 operators through texting. Text With 911 is...
Prairie Audio 1:10 PM MT
Prairie Audio 1:10 PM MT----PR08 - (Sask-Private-Liquor)REGINA. x-07s. A Saskatchewan government backbencher says he made a stupid mistake when he didn't disclose he owned shares in a business selected to operate a private liquor store. Fred Bradshaw...
Prairie Audio 1:20 PM MT
Prairie Audio 1:20 PM MT----PR10 - (Sask-Private-Liquor)REGINA. x-17s. One day after the Saskatchewan government who will operating 50 private liquor stores in the province comes word of a conflict of interest. A government backbencher says he forgot...
Prairie Audio 12:40 PM MT
Prairie Audio 12:40 PM MT----PR06 - (Fake-Sphynx)CALGARY. x-10s. Two women in Alberta say they are victims of a scam after they bought pricey, hairless sphynx kittens that later grew fur. Shayla Bastarache (bast-ER-ash) of Calgary bought what she thought...
Prairie Audio 2:50 PM MT
Prairie Audio 2:50 PM MT----PR14 - (Police-Shooting-Investigation)CALGARY. x-20s. The head of a unit that investigates Alberta police says it was justifiable for a Calgary officer to shoot a man last who was chased after he spat on the ground at an anti-racism...
Prairie Audio 3:40 PM MT
Prairie Audio 3:40 PM MT----PR18 - (Child-Welfare-Inquiry)WINNIPEG. x-11s. Manitoba Families Minister Scott Fielding says he is working to enact all of the recommendations from an inquiry into the child welfare system. The inquiry report was issued three...
Prairie Audio 6:40 PM MT
Prairie Audio 6:40 PM MT--PR21 -- (Police-Shooting-Investigation)CALGARY x-03s. A man who was left in a wheelchair after a police shooting says he definitely has second thoughts about his reaction to a police officer who pursued and then shot him after...
Prairie Audio 9:20 AM MT
Prairie Audio 9:20 AM MT--PR01 - (Child-Welfare-Inquiry)WINNIPEG. x-12s. A new report says most of the changes recommended by an inquiry into Manitoba's child-welfare system have yet to be implemented. The report from children's advocate Darlene MacDonald...
Prairie Update
---(Child-Welfare-Inquiry)Manitoba's child advocate says fewer than one third of the recommendations that came out of the Phoenix Sinclair inquiry have been implemented.The office of the advocate says three years have passed since the inquiry report...
Prep-Agriculture-Report
(Hall-of-Fame)The Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame has announced three new inductees.The late Art Mainil, a Lampman area farmer and champion of marketing freedom, was the founding president of the Weyburn Inland Terminal.Also inducted is the late...
Prep-Business Report
---Two major U-S markets closed at record highs for a third straight day, while the price of gold and a four-per-cent drop in gold-sector stocks dragged down the Toronto Stock Exchange.Toronto's S-and-P / T-S-X index lost 19 points to 15,080.In New York,...
Prep-Entertainment:22-11-16
Prep-Entertainment:22-11-16-----THANKSGIVING DAY PARADENEW YORK (AP) -- Sarah McLaughlin, Laurie Hernandez and Pikachu are some of the famous names in store for the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade today. A host of celebrities, marching bands and huge balloons...
PREP-Lifewatch
---(Teens-Marijuana)A medical organization is urging the federal government to take steps to protect children and youth should it follow through on its plan to legalize recreational marijuana.The Canadian Paediatric Society has issued a statement recommending...
Q&A: Robbie Robertson on His New Memoir, 'The Last Waltz' 40th Anniversary
Q&A: Robbie Robertson on 'Last Waltz' 40th anniversary--TORONTO - Tapping into the recesses of his memory is almost second nature for Robbie Robertson.Given his touring with Bob Dylan during his folk-electric years and playing guitar in the seminal...
Quickfacts: What You Need to Know about Enbridge's Line 3 Pipeline Project
Quickfacts: Enbridge's Line 3 pipeline project--CALGARY - The Line 3 crude oil pipeline replacement project proposed by Calgary-based Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB) has attracted little attention despite its potential to increase Canadian exports to the United...
RCMP Aims for Compromise in Noise Problem at Saskatchewan Gun Range
RCMP aims for compromise in gun range problem--BALGONIE, Sask. - Some homeowners east of Regina who want to muzzle noise from RCMP assault rifle training at a nearby gun range have been told the Mounties are willing to lock and load a solution to their...
RCMP Reaches Agreement with China to Combat Flow of Fentanyl to Canada
RCMP works with China to combat fentanyl flow--OTTAWA - The Mounties have reached an agreement with China to try and halt the transpacific flow of fentanyl into Canada.RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson and Chen Zhimin, the vice-minister of China's public...
Redblacks Comfortable with Underdog Role in Grey Cup Game against Stampeders
Redblacks comfortable with underdog role--TORONTO - The upcoming Grey Cup game between the Calgary Stampeders and Ottawa Redblacks appears to be a mismatch on paper.Calgary had 15 victories in the regular season while Ottawa had just eight. The Stampeders...
Rockin', Robberies and Brando: Six Road Tales in Robbie Robertson's 'Testimony'
6 things: Robbie Robertson tour moments--TORONTO - Robbie Robertson swore off touring decades ago, but that doesn't mean the former guitarist for the Band doesn't have an immense collection of stories from the road.Starting out as a full-time musician...
Russians Seek Thawed Relations with Canada in Arctic, Including North Pole Claim
Russia breaks ice in North Pole dispute--OTTAWA - A Russian politician who laments the decline of his country's relations with Canada suggested Thursday that his homeland might be willing to play nice in its long-standing dispute over who controls the...
Seventeenth NewsWatch
---(Fentanyl-RCMP-China) (Audio: p05)The Mounties have reached an agreement with China to try and halt the flow of the often-deadly drug fentanyl into Canada.Last week, B-C Premier Christy Clark, whose province is on the front line of Canada's fentanyl...
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