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Articles from November 29, 2016

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Alberta Makes Chances to Electricity Pool as It Moves Away from Coal
Alberta changes electricity pool fund rules--EDMONTON - The Alberta government is making more changes to how it handles electricity as it transitions out of coal-fired power.The province is giving the entity that brokers the electricity system -- known...
All-Canadian Showdown Sets Another Record as Toronto, Montreal Bid for MLS Cup Final
All-Canadian showdown to set another record--TORONTO - Not since the heyday of the NASL has Canadian club soccer had such a stage.On Wednesday night before a record BMO Field crowd of some 36,000, Toronto FC looks to win and stay home to host the MLS...
Atlantic Audio 12:15 PM AT
Atlantic Audio 12:15 PM AT--AT02 - (NB-Auditor-Meat)FREDERICTON x-15s. New Brunswick's auditor general is calling for stronger measures to reduce the risk of food poisoning in the province. Kim MacPherson says unsafe food practices are a factor in food...
Atlantic Audio 4:05 PM AT
Atlantic Audio 4:05 PM AT--AT07 - (NB-Beer-Controversy)MARKHAM, Ont. x-12s. New Brunswick's Public Prosecution Service is hoping to take a cross-border beer battle that could have broad trade implications to the Supreme Court of Canada. It says it will...
Atlantic Update
---(Halifax-Africville-Lawsuit)A class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of former residents of Africville, a black community in Halifax that was demolished in the 1960s.Former resident Nelson Carvery says he and other former residents are seeking...
Auditor Finds Military Maintenance, Recruiting Less Than Ship Shape
DND urged to shore up recruiting, maintenance--OTTAWA - The Canadian military risks becoming hamstrung if it doesn't clean up its recruiting system and the way critical hardware such as planes, ships and armoured vehicles are supported, the federal auditor...
Auditor Marks Midway Point in Mandate with Earnest Call for Change
Federal auditor: 'deja vu all over again'--OTTAWA - The federal auditor general challenged the government Tuesday, in language and tone that he has not used before, to stop making the same mistakes and think of the people departments serve and who pay...
BC Audio 1:25 PM ET
BC Audio 1:25 PM ET--BC02 - (WEA-No-Ice-Road)DAWSON CITY, YT. x-07s. Mother Nature is taking her time deciding whether to build an ice road across the Yukon River to connect the 100 residents of West Dawson to the town of Dawson City. Usually an ice...
B-C Update
(BC-Cougars-Destroyed)Officials say two young cougars have been destroyed in a small town on British Columbia's central coast because they were too used to humans.Sergeant Jeff Tyre with the B-C Conservation Officer Service says the "sub-adult" cats...
'Blood on the Floor:' New Brunswick Auditor Warns of Unsafe Food Practices
N.B. auditor warns of unsafe food practices--FREDERICTON - New Brunswick's auditor general conjured up the gory scene of hanging meat carcasses dripping blood next to ready-to-eat bologna and pepperoni, as she called for stronger measures to reduce the...
BR-NB-Beer-Controversy
FREDERICTON - The lawyer for a New Brunswick man at the centre of a cross-border beer battle says he's pleased the matter could be headed to the Supreme Court of Canada.Arnold Schwisberg says the case is of national significance because it could reshape...
Business News Advisory
Business News Advisory--TUESDAY, NOV. 29, 2016BUSINESS NEWS ADVISORYHere are the CP Business Department's afternoon staffing plans for Tuesday. All times Eastern unless otherwise stated. Entries are subject to change as news develops. If you have any...
Calgary Police Sued for Malicious Prosecution by Man in Custody Dispute
Calgary police sued for malicious prosecution--CALGARY - A Calgary man whose ex-wife married a police officer is suing the couple along with three other officers and Chief Roger Chaffin, alleging he was the victim of a malicious prosecution that he calls...
Canada Revenue Agency Takes Too Long to Resolve Tax Objections, Says Audit
Auditing the auditors: tax disputes costly--OTTAWA - The federal government takes months -- sometimes years -- to make decisions, costing Canadians time and money when it comes to resolving tax disputes, the federal auditor general says.And that same...
Canadian Junior Selection Camp Roster List
Canadian junior selection camp roster list--Players announced Tuesday by Hockey Canada invited to attend the selection camp to be held Dec. 10-14 in Blainville, Que., in preparation for the 2017 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship (with position, name,...
Celebrity Birthdays for Nov. 29
Celebrity birthdays for Nov. 29--Celebrity Birthdays for Nov. 29:Hall-of-Fame sportscaster Vin Scully is 89.Canadian jazz guitarist Ed Bickert is 84.Blues musician John Mayall is 83.Actress Diane Ladd is 81.Composer-musician Chuck Mangione is 76.Country...
Defence Seeks No Prison Time for Ex-Liberal Convicted in Sponsorship Fraud
Defence seeks no prison time for Corriveau--MONTREAL - The trial delays and advanced age of an ex-Liberal party organizer convicted for his role in the sponsorship scandal are reasons he should avoid prison, his lawyer told the court Tuesday.Jacques...
Donald Trump's Former Campaign Manager Coming to Alberta in January
Key Trump adviser to visit Alberta in January--EDMONTON - A top adviser to U.S. president-elect Donald Trump is visiting Alberta in January.Kellyanne Conway will speak at a private fundraising dinner hosted by the Alberta Prosperity Fund on Jan. 12 in...
Downie Offers Support for Special 'Legacy Room' Project Aimed at Reconciliation
Downie offers support for aboriginal project--HALIFAX - Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie has formed a partnership with a prominent aboriginal leader to encourage corporate Canada to do more to promote dialogue and reconciliation with aboriginal people.The...
Eastlink Rolls out Exchange Plan to Allow Customers to Customize Channels
Eastlink unveils channel exchange program--HALIFAX - Cable provider Eastlink rolled out a unique plan Tuesday that allows customers more flexibility in selecting what TV channels they want to watch.The Halifax-based company, which serves markets across...
Edmonton Crown to Handle Case of Ex-Calgary Policeman Charged with Kidnapping
Kidnapping case against ex-police officer adjourned--CALGARY - A Crown prosecutor from Edmonton will handle the case of a former Calgary police officer who faces 11 criminal code charges that include kidnapping and obstruction of justice.Denis McHugh,...
Eighteenth NewsWatch
---(Pipeline-Decision-Oilpatch) (Audio: 142)Proponents of Canada's oilsands are applauding the federal government's approval of two major pipeline developments.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has approved Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain expansion and Enbridge's...
Entertainment News as of 3 P.M. Tuesday, Nov. 29
Entertainment News Advisory--Good afternoon from the Canadian Press entertainment 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...
Environmental Battle Brewing in Quebec as Junex Seeks to Begin Oil Production
Quebec oil production play sparks opposition--MONTREAL - A battle is brewing in Quebec as Junex attempts to become the province's first oil producer in a century.Environmentalists say they'll strongly oppose the company's (TSXV:JNX) application for a...
Ferguson's Frustrations: Focus on People, Auditor Urges Federal Government
Canada's auditor general, in his own words--OTTAWA - Auditor general Michael Ferguson broke with convention in his latest reports released Tuesday, expressing frustration with the federal government's perpetual fixation with process at the expense of...
Fifth NewsWatch
---(Colombia-Air Crash)Colombian officials say only six of 81 people survived the crash of a chartered plane taking a Brazilian soccer team to the finals of a regional tournament last night.The plane, which crashed near Medellin (meh-deh-YEEN'), Colombia,...
Final Piece of a Land Conservation Puzzle Protects Unique B.C. Valley
Land donation protects Interior B.C. valley--VANCOUVER - A 15-year effort to protect land in a section of British Columbia's southern Interior has ended successfully with the donation of a 29-hectare property.The Nature Conservancy of Canada says Joerg...
Financial Centre of Oilpatch Hails Approval of Trans Mountain Expansion, Line 3
Oilpatch hails federal pipeline approvals--CALGARY - The financial centre of the oilpatch applauded Ottawa's approval of two massive pipeline developments, saying the decisions send a message that Canada is open to investment at a time when the economy...
Find Toronto Senior Not Criminally Responsible of Murder, Lawyer Argues
Senior on trial is not criminally responsible:lawyer--TORONTO - A lawyer for a Toronto senior charged with murder urged a jury to find the man not criminally responsible due to a mental disorder, arguing Tuesday that his client suffered from dementia...
Foreign Home Purchases in Metro Vancouver Are Back to Provincial Average
Foreign property purchases in B.C. back to average--VICTORIA - About three per cent of residential real estate transactions last month in Metro Vancouver involved foreign buyers, a decline of more than 10 percentage points since the B.C. government intervened...
Fourteenth NewsWatch
---(Pipeline-Decision) (Stations: Watch for dating - news conference at 4:30 ET)Months of government messaging on balancing economic growth with environmental stewardship is being put to the test todayThe Liberal government had promised decisions on...
Fourth NewsWatch
---(Colombia-Air Crash)Colombian police now say six people survived the crash of a chartered aircraft with 81 people on board, including a Brazilian first division soccer team.Officials say the team was heading to Colombia for a tournament final in Medellin...
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 3 P.M. Tuesday, Nov. 29
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...
Higher Tax Revenues Help Boost B.C.'S Bottom Line
More revenues help B.C. bottom line--VICTORIA - British Columbia's finance minister says a boost in personal income tax revenue contributed to increasing the province's bottom line for the second quarter.Mike de Jong said income tax revenue was up by...
Highlights from the Federal Auditor General's Fall Report Released Tuesday
Highlights of auditor general's fall report--OTTAWA - Key findings from the fall report of federal auditor general Michael Ferguson, released Tuesday:-- The Canada Revenue Agency takes too long to respond to objections to its income tax decisions --...
Highly Toxic Opioid Found at Scene of Fatal Overdose in Vancouver
Deadly carfentanil detected at B.C. overdose death--VANCOUVER - For the first time police in Vancouver have linked a fatal overdose to the highly toxic drug carfentanil.Officials say a drug sample was seized from an East Vancouver home where a 39-year-old...
Hockey Canada Names Selection Camp Roster for 2017 World Junior Championship
Hockey Canada names selection camp roster--TORONTO - Hockey Canada's Scott Salmond feels there will be no shortage of motivation for the Canadian players at the 2017 world junior hockey championship.Canada didn't make it past the quarter-finals at the...
Jack Eichel Has Two Points in Season Debut as Sabres Down Senators 5-4
Eichel has two points in season debut--OTTAWA - The Buffalo Sabres got a spark on Tuesday night with the return of Jack Eichel to their lineup.Eichel, who had missed the first 21 games of the season with a high ankle sprain suffered on Oct. 12, made...
Lack of Services Perpetuates Indigenous Mental Health Crisis: Frontline Workers
Sex abuse tied to indigenous mental health crisis--Indigenous leaders say rampant child sexual abuse on many reserves across the country is an underlying contributor to mental health crises -- particularly among young people -- but a lack of funding...
Manitoba Premier Says He Wants to Work with Labour Leaders in Province
Manitoba premier wants to work with labour--WINNIPEG - Premier Brian Pallister could be bracing for a battle with Manitoba's public sector unions.On Monday, the premier hinted rolling back wages by opening up existing contracts with provincial workers...
Medical Examiner Tells Calgary Woman's Trial Boy Died of 'Overwhelming Sepsis'
Autopsy showed child's body riddled with infection--CALGARY - A seven-year-old boy who was given holistic remedies by his mother before he died from massive organ failure could have been saved with a simple antibiotic, the woman's trial heard Tuesday.Tamara...
More Indigenous Leaders Sign Pledge to Fight Oilsands and Pipelines
Indigenous leaders vow to fight pipelines--WINNIPEG - Some indigenous leaders say Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has a fight on his hands with new pipeline projects connected to the oilsands in Alberta.The federal government has approved the Line 3 pipeline...
Most Actively Traded Companies on the TSX
Most actively traded companies on the TSX--Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (14,999.81, down 15.55 points):Baytex Energy Corp. (TSX:BTE). Oil and gas. Down 15 cents, or 2.95 per cent,...
National Audio 10:35 AM ET
National Audio 10:35 AM ET--NAT080 - (US-Trump) WASHINGTON. x-31s. (Matt Small) U-S President-elect Donald Trump has picked a leading critic of U-S President Obama's health care law to head the Department of Health and Human Services. (SOURCE: The Associated...
National Audio 12:35 PM ET
National Audio 12:35 PM ET--NAT091 - (US-Ohio-State-Active-Shooter) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) COLUMBUS, Ohio. x-29s. (Ryan Burrow) Authorities are trying to determine what prompted a student at Ohio State University to drive a vehicle into a crowd of people...
National Audio 12:45 PM ET
National Audio 12:45 PM ET--NAT096 - (CF-18-Crash) COLD LAKE, Alberta. x-14s. A man who had been with the Canadian military for 10 years has been identified as the pilot killed in the crash of a C-F-18 near the Alberta-Saskatchewan boundary. Captain...
National Audio 1:35 PM ET
National Audio 1:35 PM ET--NAT100 - (Italy-Oldest Person) (FOR PRODUCTION) VERBANIA, Italy. x-10s. The Italian woman who is the world's oldest living person has marked her 117th birthday by blowing out all the candles on her cake. Emma Morano (moh-RAH'-noh)received...
National Audio 1:45 PM ET
National Audio 1:45 PM ET--NAT106 - (WEA-No-Ice-Road) DAWSON CITY, YT. x-19s. The roughly 100 residents of West Dawson, across the Yukon River from Dawson City are searching for solutions because the river has not frozen completely this fall. Usually,...
National Audio 2:45 AM ET
National Audio 2:45 AM ET--NAT003 - (US-Trump) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) NEW YORK. x-23s. (Ben Siegel) Senior Trump transition sources confirm to A-B-C News that U-S President-elect Donald Trump is expected to name Republican Congressman Tom Price of Georgia...
National Audio 3:25 PM ET
National Audio 3:25 PM ET--NAT111 - (NB-Beer-Controversy) MARKHAM, Ontario. x-12s. New Brunswick's Public Prosecution Service is hoping to take a cross-border beer battle that could have broad trade implications to the Supreme Court of Canada. It says...
National Audio 3:55 PM ET
National Audio 3:55 PM ET--NAT119 - (US-Terror-Accusations-North-Carolina) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-32s. (Aaron Katersky) A guilty plea has been submitted from a North Carolina man who plotted a Paris-style attack in his home state. (WA) (SOURCE:ABC)--NAT120...
National Audio 4:35 AM ET
National Audio 4:35 AM ET--NAT034 - (ENT-FILM-Star Wars-Felicity-Jones) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-11s. Felicity Jones was a "Star Wars" fan long before she was tapped to star in the latest film in the series, "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story." In...
National Audio 5:35 AM ET
National Audio 5:35 AM ET--NAT046 - (US-Airport-Strike) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-28s. (Mark Remillard) Airline workers in Chicago demanding higher wages hit the picket lines today. A-B-C's Mark Remillard has more. (WA) (SOURCE:ABC) --NAT047 -...
National Audio 6:15 AM ET
National Audio 6:15 AM ET--NAT056 - (US-Trump) WASHINGTON. x-36s. (Mark Smith) U-S President-elect Donald Trump is meeting for a second time with Mitt Romney, amid a fierce debate on whether Trump should name him secretary of state. (WA) (SOURCE:The...
National Audio 7:35 PM ET
National Audio 7:35 PM ET--NAT142 - (Pipeline-Decision-Oilpatch) CALGARY. x-14s. The financial centre of the oilpatch is applauding Ottawa's approval of two massive pipeline developments, saying the decisions send a message that Canada is open to investment...
National Audio 8:05 PM ET
National Audio 8:05 PM ET--NAT145 - (Sask-Organ-Donation) TORONTO. x-13s. Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall says he'd like to make everyone in the province an automatic organ donor unless they opt out. Wall says he wants to bring in a system of presumed...
National Audio 9:15 PM ET
National Audio 9:15 PM ET--NAT152 - (US-Trump) NEW YORK. x-08s. U-S Senator Bob Corker says he thinks Donald Trump has narrowed his choices for secretary of state. The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee met with the President-elect today...
National Audio 9:25 AM ET
National Audio 9:25 AM ET--NAT073 - (PEI-Nickelback-Threat) (FOR PRODUCTION) UNDATED. x-61s. People who drink and drive in western Prince Edward Island are facing what some could consider cruel and usual punishment. In a Facebook post this weekend, the...
New Brunswick's Auditor General Issues Warning about Deficits, Debt Growth
N.B. auditor targets deficits, debt growth--FREDERICTON - New Brunswick's auditor general says the provincial government's pace of annual deficits and net debt growth is not sustainable.Kim MacPherson says the government can't continue to put ever-increasing...
Newfoundland Teen Gets Probation for Circulating Nude Photos of Schoolmate
Teen gets probation for nude classmate photos--CORNER BROOK, N.L. - A 16-year-old Newfoundland boy who circulated nude pictures of a 15-year-old female schoolmate has been sentenced to 18 months' probation for possession of child pornography.Judge Wayne...
New Indigenous Elders Council to Advise Ontario on Justice Issues
New elders council to advise on justice issues--TORONTO - A new elders council that will offer advice to Ontario's attorney general should help make the justice system more responsive to the aboriginal population, the provincial government said Tuesday.The...
Nineteenth Newswatch
---(Pipeline-Decision) (Audio: P16)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the decisions his government made on three major pipeline projects will be hotly debated -- but he insists they were the right calls to make.The Liberals have approved Kinder Morgan's...
No Decision on Return to Game Action for Marlies Goalie Sparks after Team Suspension
Sparks' return to Marlies remains uncertain--TORONTO - Garret Sparks was back on the Ricoh Coliseum ice on Tuesday morning skating with his teammates, but his return to the Toronto Marlies lineup remains uncertain.The Marlies sent Sparks home following...
Nova Scotia to Seek New Round of Bids for Former Wind Tower Plant
Nova Scotia seeks new bids for wind plant--TRENTON, N.S. - The Nova Scotia government has rejected three bids to operate a former wind tower manufacturing plant in Pictou County, including two bids of only $1, says the province's business minister.Mark...
No Way to Tell If Border Plan Is Helping Security, Trade or Travellers: Auditor
No way to tell if border plan helps: auditor--OTTAWA - The federal spending watchdog says the government has no way of telling whether its billion-dollar border plan is improving security or helping to speed the flow of goods and people between Canada...
Olympic Trials Berths on the Line at This Week's Canada Cup Curling Competition
Olympic Trials berths on line at Canada Cup--Chelsea Carey and her Calgary-based team had several hurdles to clear last season en route to a national curling title.It took some time for Carey and her new teammates to adjust to the lineup change after...
Ontario Update
(Ont-Electricity)The Ontario government says it's looking at more flexible billing plans for hydro consumers.Energy Minister Glenn Thibeault also says the province plans to change the way it buys electricity so it doesn't focus on wind, solar or any...
Ontario Update
(Elders-Council)The province says a new elders council that will advise the attorney general should help make the justice system more responsive to aboriginals.Indigenous Relations Minister David Zimmer acknowledges there are long-standing concerns about...
Parliament Audio 2:05 PM ET
Parliament Audio 2:05 PM ET--P04 - (Auditor) OTTAWA. x-22s. The federal auditor general is sounding like a man who's fed up. Michael Ferguson says it seems like problems he has pointed out to the government in the past are simply not being resolved....
Parliament Audio 2:55 PM ET
Parliament Audio 2:55 PM ET--P07 - (Auditor) OTTAWA. x-08s. The federal auditor general is voicing his frustrations with the federal bureaucracy in his annual fall report. Michael Ferguson says tax disputes are taking too long to resolve, there's no...
Parliament Audio 6:25 PM ET
Parliament Audio 6:25 PM ET--P15 - (Pipeline-Decision) OTTAWA. x-21s. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is approving Kinder Morgan's proposal to triple the capacity of its Trans Mountain pipeline from Alberta to Burnaby, B-C but he is also effectively killing...
Parliament Audio 8:35 PM ET
Parliament Audio 8:35 PM ET--P20 - (Pipeline-Decision-Notley) OTTAWA. x-12s. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is approving Kinder Morgan's proposal to triple the capacity of its Trans Mountain pipeline from Alberta to Burnaby, B-C. But he's also effectively...
Photo Advisory Addition
Photo advisory addition--The Canadian Press photo advisory for Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016. Entries with an estimated photo transmission time (EST) are staffed by The Canadian Press or Associated Press photojournalists.ADDITION: AP coverage, US-CentralHALIFAX--Lobster...
Pilot Who Died in CF-18 Crash Was from Hamilton with 10 Years in the Military
Pilot who died in CF-18 crash identified--COLD LAKE, Alta. - A pilot killed when his CF-18 fighter jet crashed during a routine training exercise near the Alberta-Saskatchewan boundary is being remembered as a dedicated airman who served overseas and...
Prairie Audio 1:10 PM MT
Prairie Audio 1:10 PM MT----PR03 - (Pipeline-Indigenous-Resist) (Alberta, BC note)WINNIPEG. x-14s. Some indigenous leaders say they will continue to oppose pipeline projects such as Northern Gateway, even if the federal government gives its approval....
Prairie Audio 3:00 PM MT
Prairie Audio 3:00 PM MT----PR06 - (Sask-Crime-Concerns)CUPAR, Saskatchewan. x-17s. The Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities welcomes a government committee that will look at rising property crime rates and police presence in rural areas....
Prairie Audio 5:30 PM MT
Prairie Audio 5:30 PM MT----PR12 - (Sask-Organ-Donation)TORONTO. x-13s. Premier Brad Wall says he would like to make everyone in Saskatchewan an automatic organ donor unless they opt out. Wall says he wants to bring in a system of presumed consent for...
Prairie Update
(Alta-Campaign-Finances)Alberta is proposing new rules that would limit spending on political campaigns and cap individual contributions at four thousand dollars a year.Opponents say while the goal is to get big money out of politics, the playing field...
Prairie Update
(Sask-Organ-Donation)Saskatchewan's premier says he's looking at taking steps to improve the province's low organ donation rate, including bringing in what's known as "presumed consent."Less than one per cent of those who die in the province donate any...
Premier Appoints Government Committee to Look at Saskatchewan Crime Rates
Committee to look at Saskatchewan crime rates--REGINA - The Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities welcomes a government committee that will look at rising property crime rates and police presence in rural areas.Association president Ray Orb...
Premiers, Aboriginal Leaders, and Joe Biden Coming to Ottawa Next Week
Feds confirm first ministers' meeting Dec. 9--OTTAWA - A series of high-profile meetings will take place next week in Ottawa featuring Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Canada's premiers, aboriginal leaders and U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden.The White House...
Prep-Business Report
---(Markets)The Toronto stock market fell for a second day as oil prices softened ahead of a highly-anticipated meeting tomorrow by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries.The S&P/TSX composite index lost 15.55 points to 14,999.81,...
Prep-Entertainment
---STEVE CROPPER -SMITHSONIANWASHINGTON (AP) _ The guitars that musician Steve Cropper used on the Otis Redding song "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" and in the movie "The Blues Brothers" will be donated to the Smithsonian in Washington. Cropper will...
PREP-Lifewatch
---(Mifegymiso-Delayed)The much-anticipated arrival of the abortion pill Mifegymiso (mif-ah-jee-MYE'-so) has been delayed in Canada until the new year.The drug's Canadian distributor, Celopharma, says it now expects to launch in January.Company president...
Prince Edward Island Police Force Threatens to Play Nickelback to Drunk Drivers
Police threaten drunk drivers with Nickelback--KENSINGTON, P.E.I. - A Prince Edward Island police department is threatening to impose the Nickelback treatment on anyone who drinks and drives.The Kensington Police Service shared a social media post over...
Quebec Wants to Meet with Ottawa over U.S.-Canada Softwood Lumber Dispute
Quebec wants to meet with feds over lumber--QUEBEC - Canada must create a loan guarantee program in order to ensure the country's lumber producers continue to have access to the U.S. market, Quebec's economy minister said Tuesday.Dominique Anglade added...
Redblacks Celebrated in Ottawa after Bringing Home First Grey Cup in 40 Years
Redblacks celebrate first Grey Cup in 40 years--OTTAWA - Henry Burris is rarely at a loss for words, but even he had trouble describing his feelings as a crowd of thousands came out in support of the Ottawa Redblacks.Fans lined up to witness Ottawa's...
Same-Sex Parents Don't Have to Adopt Their Own Kids under New Ontario Law
New law gives same-sex parents more rights--TORONTO - Same-sex parents in Ontario and others who use assisted reproduction to conceive will no longer have to adopt their own children.The All Families Are Equal Act ensures that couples such as those who...
Saskatchewan Premier Eyes Presumed Consent to Boost Organ Donation
Saskatchewan eyeing presumed consent--REGINA - Premier Brad Wall says he would like to make everyone in Saskatchewan an automatic organ donor unless they opt out.Wall said he wants to bring in a system of presumed consent for organ donation and the government...
Sault Ste. Marie Cop Who Fractured Suspect's Ribs Did Not Use Excessive Force: SIU
Cop who punched suspect cleared of wrongdoing--SAULT STE MARIE, Ont. - Ontario's police watchdog says it will not lay charges against a Sault Ste. Marie police officer who punched a suspect during an arrest, causing a chain of injuries that required...
Scotiabank Q4 Profit Up 9% to $2.01 Billion in Spite of Challenges
Scotiabank Q4 profit up 9% to $2.01 billion--TORONTO - Scotiabank boosted its fourth-quarter net income by nine per cent, capping off a year that saw Canada's big banks go up against rock-bottom interest rates, volatile stock markets and global economic...
Second NewsWatch
---(Colombia-Air Crash)A chartered airplane carrying 81 people has gone down in the Colombian mountains on its way to Medellin (meh-deh-YEENZ') international airport.Colombia's police say five people survived, the rest of the passengers were killed in...
Sixteenth NewsWatch
---(Pipeline-Decision) (Audio: P09)Despite protests by climate change activists, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as approved Kinder Morgan's 6.8-billion-dollar expansion plans for its Trans Mountain pipeline from Alberta to Burnaby, B-C.Trudeau says the...
Sixth NewsWatch
---(LT-Colombia-Air-Crash)The president of FIFA is offering his condolences to the families of those killed in a plane crash in Colombia.Eighty-one passengers and crew were on board the charter flight, including a Brazilian first division soccer team.Six...
Softwood Dispute with U.S. Sees B.C. Looking to Sell Lumber in China, India
B.C. aims to diversify lumber markets--VICTORIA - The prospect of a reignited trade dispute with the United States over Canadian softwood lumber exports has British Columbia looking for new customers in China and India.Mike de Jong, B.C.'s minister of...
Some Quotes on the Federal Government's Tuesday Pipeline Decisions
Some quotes on the federal pipeline decisions--OTTAWA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government has approved Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline from Alberta to Burnaby, B.C., and Enbridge's lesser-known Line 3 pipeline expansion from Alberta...
SportsCall Audio 12:40 PM ET
SportsCall Audio 12:40 PM ET--NAT098 - (SPORTS-FBO-CFL-Redblacks Parade) (FOR PRODUCTION) OTTAWA. x-22s. Hundreds of people have lined the parade route in Ottawa to cheer for the Grey Cup champion Redblacks. Here's how it sounded. (sound fades) (SOURCE:The...
SportsCall Audio 3:00 AM ET
SportsCall Audio 3:00 AM ET--NAT022 - (SPORTS-HKN: Islanders 2 Flames 1) (OT) (FOR PRODUCTION) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) NEW YORK. x-17s. Thomas Hickey scored the winner as the Islanders beat the visiting Calgary Flames 2-1 in overtime. John Tavares scored...
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