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A $750K Question: Can a Subsea Tunnel Link Newfoundland with Labrador?
Newfoundland resurrects Labrador tunnel idea--ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Could a subsea tunnel under the Strait of Belle Isle finally link northern Newfoundland with Labrador?It's a question that for decades has inspired dreams of free-flowing trade, hundreds...
Alberta Human Services Minister Says He Didn't Botch Probe into Girl's Death
Alberta minister says he didn't botch probe--EDMONTON - Alberta's human services minister says he didn't botch an investigation into the death of a girl in government care and rejects opposition calls for his resignation.Irfan Sabir said Thursday he...
All-Gender Washrooms in Schools Raises Question: Who Cares Where You Pee?
The push for gender neutral washrooms in schools--REGINA - The small picture of a black toilet on a white background above the word "washroom" has become a big sign of inclusion for a rural school district in Saskatchewan.Prairie Valley School Division,...
An Otter, a Goat and Stingrays: A List of Some Animal Deaths at the Calgary Zoo
A list of some animal deaths at the Calgary Zoo--CALGARY - The Calgary Zoo said Thursday that seven of its Humboldt penguins drowned in their holding area. Here are some other animal deaths at the zoo:February 2016: Two staff members are disciplined...
Atlantic Audio 11:55 AM AT
Atlantic Audio 11:55 AM AT--AT01 - (NS-Murder-Charge)SYDNEY, N.S. x-16s. A 49-year-old man has been charged in the murder of an 82-year-old Second World War veteran more than 10 years ago. Cape Breton Regional Police say Raymond Glenn Farrow of Glace...
Atlantic Audio 1:55 PM AT
Atlantic Audio 1:55 PM AT--AT03 - (NS-Emergency-Helicopter)HALIFAX. x-12s. The Nova Scotia government says it's close to concluding a deal to obtain two Sikorsky helicopters for its emergency LifeFlight service to transport patients to hospital. Health...
Atlantic Audio 3:15 PM AT
Atlantic Audio 3:15 PM AT--AT05 - (NS-Alton-Gas-Appeal)HALIFAX. x-13s. The Nova Scotia government says it has taken the lawyer behind a controversial legal brief implying members of a First Nation band are a conquered people off the case. Acting Attorney...
Atlantic Audio 4:05 PM AT
Atlantic Audio 4:05 PM AT--AT10 -- (PEI-Nice-Drivers)CHARLOTTETOWN x-07s. Forget road rage: Police in Prince Edward Island are asking drivers to stop being so nice to each other, after a number of accidents caused by motorists trying to be kind. Charlottetown...
Atlantic Audio 4:15 PM AT
Atlantic Audio 4:15 PM AT--AT11 - (BRITE-Ferry-Sale)HALIFAX. x-13s. If you're in the market for a used ferry that can carry nearly 400 passengers, Halifax has what you're looking for. The city is selling its 38-year-old Dartmouth III ferry through auction,...
Atlantic Update
(Banknote-Woman)A Nova Scotia woman once dubbed Canada's own Rosa Parks will be the first Canadian woman on the country's banknote.Finance Minister Bill Morneau says Viola Desmond will grace the front of the 10-dollar bill when the next series goes into...
Auditor Raps B.C. for Stopping Progress Reports on Missing Women Programs
Auditor raps B.C. on missing women reporting--VICTORIA - British Columbia's auditor general rapped the province Thursday for dropping its public progress reports on a commission of inquiry that reviewed the disappearances of 67 women -- some of them...
Banged-Up Canadiens Hope to Avoid Repeat of Last Season's Collapse
Canadiens look to win despite injuries--BROSSARD, Que. - It was about this time last season that the Montreal Canadiens lost star goalie Carey Price and their season went into a tailspin.They are determined not to let anything like that happen again...
BC Audio 4:45 PM ET
BC Audio 4:45 PM ET--VICTORIA. X-15s. British Columbia's privacy commissioner's office says a medical clinic using video and audio surveillance did not have the consent of patients, employees or anyone entering the building. Acting privacy commissioner...
B.C. Boy with Mysterious Broken Bones Returned to Parents after Abuse Ruled Out
Boy with mystery broken bones returned to parents--VANCOUVER - While watching their son and daughter play in a home near Vancouver's children's hospital, a couple from northern British Columbia received the news they had been praying for.The Ministry...
B.C. Opens Sites Similar to Supervised-Injection Sites without Federal Exemption
B.C. opens sites similar to supervised-injection--VANCOUVER - British Columbia is opening new locations where people can inject illicit drugs while monitored by trained staff -- but the province says it isn't skirting the law on supervised-injection...
Biden Calls on Trudeau to Defend International 'Rules of the Road'
Biden calls Trudeau to defend global "rules"--OTTAWA - U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden called on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to be a defender of the international "rules of the road" to help shepherd the world through a period of deep uncertainty.Biden...
Black Activist Viola Desmond to Be First Canadian Woman on Face of Currency
Perfect $10: Viola Desmond to grace banknote--GATINEAU, Que. - It had been some time since Viola Desmond last visited the cinema.The hairdresser and entrepreneur opted to sit close to the front of the theatre; her poor eyesight made it difficult to see...
Business News Advisory
Business News Advisory--THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 2016BUSINESS NEWS ADVISORYHere are the CP Business Department's afternoon plans for today. All times Eastern unless otherwise stated. Entries are subject to change as news develops. If you have any questions,...
Calgary Police Say Woman Beaten by 2 Men in Road Rage Incident; Men Sought
Police say woman beaten by 2 men in road rage--Calgary police say a woman was beaten by two men in an alleged road rage incident.Police say it happened on Wednesday around 5:20 p.m. when a silver BMW attempted to pass a woman in a black minivan, but...
Canadian Swimmer Oleksiak Wins Bronze at World Short Course Championships
Oleksiak wins bronze at short course worlds--WINDSOR, Ont. - Teenage sensation Penny Oleksiak may be one of Canada's most decorated Olympians.But this week's FINA world short-course swimming championships are a week-long tutorial for the 16-year-old...
Canadian Urban Business Leaders Push Ottawa to Improve Airport Policies
Urban business leaders push for airport change--MONTREAL - A coalition of business leaders in Canada's eight largest cities is putting pressure on the federal government to reduce security screening times and cut travelling costs, saying such measures...
Celebrity Birthdays for Dec. 8
Celebrity birthdays for Dec. 8--Celebrity Birthdays for Dec. 8:Pianist, arranger and conductor Jimmy Wisner is 85.Singer Jerry Butler is 77.Flutist James Galway is 77.Drummer Bobby Elliott of The Hollies is 75.Actress Mary Woronov is 73.Singer-songwriter...
Cenovus Energy Revives Oilsands Project, Second to Resume since Downturn
Cenovus Energy revives deferred oilsands project--CALGARY - Cenovus Energy said Thursday it is reviving an oilsands project it had shelved two years ago due to the downturn in crude prices, the latest sign of a possible rebound in the oilpatch.The Calgary-based...
Coaches Talk Up Their Fervent Fans Ahead of MLS Cup Final Showdown in Toronto
Fervent fans behind both MLS Cup finalists--TORONTO - The two MLS Cup coaches talked up their fervent fan bases Thursday, with Seattle's Brian Schmetzer pointing out on-field similarities between the two rivals."They obviously have their big three (designated...
Cost for Cape Breton Flood Damage Could Surpass $15 Million: Minister
Cape Breton flood costs pegged at $15 million--HALIFAX - The estimated cost for damage caused by the Thanksgiving Day floods in Cape Breton could exceed $15 million, says the Nova Scotia government.Zach Churchill, minister responsible for the Emergency...
Doctor Fights Finding She Sexually Abused Woman, and Loss of Medical Licence
Doc fights finding she sexually abused woman--TORONTO - Stripping a doctor of her medical licence for sexually abusing a female patient was unfair, an Ontario court heard Thursday.In making its decision, the disciplinary committee ignored evidence that...
Eighth NewsWatch
---(Banknote-Woman) (Audio: P04)Canada's 10-dollar bill will have a new face on it starting in 2018.Viola Desmond, a pioneer in the country's civil rights struggle, has been chosen as the first Canadian woman to appear on a bank note.A successful businesswoman...
Enjoying Leftovers: Study Says Polar Bears Scavenging More Orca-Killed Bowheads
Polar bears scavenging more bowheads: study--As more killer whales move into the Arctic, at least one population of polar bears is learning how to make the best of no longer being at the top of the food chain.Research presented at a scientific conference...
Entertainment News as of 3 P.M. Thursday, Dec. 8
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...
Feds Tout Fairness, Economic Benefits in $2.3-Billion Military Rescue Plane Deal
RCAF to get 16 rescue planes for $2.3 billion--OTTAWA - More than 10 years after then-prime minister Paul Martin said replacing Canada's ancient military search-and-rescue planes would be made a "major priority," the federal government has finally settled...
Focus on Featherweights as UFC Returns to Toronto after Three-Year Absence
Featherweights take centre stage in Toronto--TORONTO - Another step in filling (The Notorious) Conor McGregor's sizable featherweight shoes will take place Saturday night at UFC 206 as the MMA juggernaut returns to Toronto for the first time since September...
Fourteenth NewsWatch
---(US-Obit-John-Glenn) (Audio: 116)Former astronaut and U-S Senator John Glenn has died at the age of 95.Glenn was celebrated for being the first American to orbit the Earth back in 1962.He was the third U-S astronaut in space and the first of them...
Gardiner Escapes Toronto Spotlight, Finds Support under Mike Babcock
Leafs' Gardiner has escaped Toronto spotlight--TORONTO - Jake Gardiner didn't know what to think a few years ago when Maple Leafs head coach Randy Carlyle told him to toughen up."It's not like I'm a Matt Martin-type guy where I'm going to hit guys and...
Garth Drabinksy Poised for Comeback with Broadway-Bound 'Sousatzka'
Drabinsky poised for comeback with 'Sousatzka'--TORONTO - Almost a decade after his fraud conviction, theatre mogul Garth Drabinksy is poised for a major return to the stage with the world premiere of "Sousatzka" in Toronto ahead of its Broadway debut.The...
Goodale Keeps Door Open to CSIS Use of Metadata Gathered from Innocent People
Goodale keeps door open to spy data-crunching--OTTAWA - The federal public safety minister is keeping the door open to the idea of Canada's spy agency crunching potentially sensitive data about innocent people.Ralph Goodale told MPs at a House of Commons...
Government Review Finds Albertans Pay More for Dentists; Fee Guide on the Way
Review finds Albertans pay more for dentists--EDMONTON - A government review has found that Albertans are paying more than other Canadians to go to the dentist, but the province is stopping short of regulating fees.Instead, the NDP government says it...
Halifax Selling Old Harbour Ferry Connecting Downtown to Dartmouth
Halifax offering chance to buy your own ferry--HALIFAX - A charming blue-and-white ferry that long offered commuters the scenic route to work across Halifax Harbour will go to the highest bidder."So many people have enjoyed their peaceful, calm trip...
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 3 P.M. Thursday, Dec. 8
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...
Historians Shrug as Two Prime Ministers Erased from Canadian Banknotes
Historians shrug as PMs erased from banknotes--Losing two of Canada's wartime prime ministers from the country's $50 and $100 bills won't be a step backwards for a country that has plenty to learn about itself, a pair of leading history buffs say.Soon...
Ho-Ho-Hold the Payment: How to Stock Your Holiday Bar on a Budget
How to stock your holiday bar on a budget--TORONTO - For many, nothing rings in the festive season like a smooth single-malt whisky or a warming glass of your favourite red wine enjoyed in the company of good friends.But with so many social obligations...
How Life off the Grid in Cape Breton Lured Families from British Columbia
Why families quit B.C. for N.S. life off-grid--WHYCOCOMAGH, N.S. - This is how Brett Walkins recalls the three years he spent living in British Columbia's Fraser Valley: Nights of teeth-grinding and swearing in his sleep.He would leave for work at 4:30...
Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan Lead Raptors to Win over Wiggins' Timberwolves
Raptors get past Timberwolves 124-110--TORONTO - The Toronto Raptors spoiled Andrew Wiggins' northern homecoming with another sizzling shooting night from Kyle Lowry, but head coach Dwane Casey was not in a celebratory mood afterward.Lowry scored 25...
Lawsuit against Forces Alleges Discrimination against Gays and Lesbians
Lawsuit alleges harassment of gays in Forces--HALIFAX - A former Canadian Forces member who says a series of aggressive investigations into her sexual orientation hounded her out of the military in the late 1980s is leading a class action lawsuit against...
Man Charged in 'Vicious, Horrible' Murder of 82-Year-Old Nova Scotia Veteran
Man charged in murder of elderly N.S. veteran--SYDNEY, N.S. - Nova Scotia police officers worked for years to solve a brutal small-town murder, watched over by a huge photo of the victim -- an 82-year-old Second World War veteran whose image on the wall...
Manitoba Islamic Association Worried about Message Behind Meat Left on Windshield
Islamic association worried about meat message--Winnipeg police say detectives are investigating after a piece of meat was placed on the windshield of a member of Winnipeg's Muslim community.Manitoba Islamic Association president Idris Elbakri says the...
Manitoba Premier Wants Fewer Bargaining Units, Labour Says Benefits at Risk
Manitoba premier has another demand of labour--WINNIPEG - Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister called on public-sector union leaders Thursday to agree to reduce the number of bargaining units across the province -- the latest in a series of demands Pallister...
Masse, Mixed Relay Race to Silver, Bronze at World Short-Course Championships
Canada's Masse captures world silver--WINDSOR, Ont. - People forget that barely a year ago, Kylie Masse was watching the Pan American Games from the bleachers after failing to qualify for Canada's team.She was an outstanding university swimmer for the...
Medical Clinic Collects Too Much Personal Info through Surveillance: B.C. Audit
Medical clinic in breach of privacy laws: audit--VANCOUVER - British Columbia's privacy office is calling on a medical clinic to immediately stop collecting video and audio of patients, employees and contractors because it is not legally authorized to...
Most Actively Traded Companies on the TSX
Most actively traded companies on the TSX--Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,295.20, up 57.45 points):Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Financial Services. Up 67 cents, or 2.83...
National Audio 10:15 AM ET
National Audio 10:15 AM ET--P04 - (Banknote-Woman) GATINEAU, Quebec. x-14s. Viola Desmond, often described as Canada's Rosa Parks for her 1946 decision to sit in a whites-only section of a Nova Scotia movie theatre, will be the first woman to be celebrated...
National Audio 10:55 AM ET
National Audio 10:55 AM ET--NAT085 - (US-Auto-Safety-Picks) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-07s. Fewer 2017 model cars made the grade to win the U-S Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's highest safety rating. Institute President Adrian Lund says...
National Audio 11:55 AM ET
National Audio 11:55 AM ET--NAT088 - (NS-Murder-Charge) SYDNEY, N.S. x-16s. A 49-year-old man has been charged in the murder of an 82-year-old Second World War veteran more than 10 years ago. Cape Breton Regional Police say Raymond Glenn Farrow of Glace...
National Audio 12:15 PM ET
National Audio 12:15 PM ET--NAT092 - (Cocaine-Bust) LAC SAINT-FRANCOIS, Que. x-11s. R-C-M-P say they have seized 127 kilograms of cocaine and made three arrests in a drug smuggling investigation in southwestern Quebec. Investigators say they uncovered...
National Audio 12:35 PM ET
National Audio 12:35 PM ET--NAT097 - (HEALTH-US-Surgeon General-E-Cigarettes) WASHINGTON. x-08s. The U-S surgeon general is using a new report to call e-cigarettes an emerging public health threat -- especially to young people. Battery-powered e-cigarettes...
National Audio 1:35 PM ET
National Audio 1:35 PM ET--NAT100 - (Banknote-Woman) HALIFAX. x-15s. Nova Scotia's Viola Desmond will be the first Canadian woman to be celebrated on the face of a Canadian banknote -- the 10-dollar bill. The black businesswoman is considered a pioneer...
National Audio 2:05 PM ET
National Audio 2:05 PM ET--NAT104 - (Alta-Dentists-Fees) EDMONTON. x-15s. A government review has found that Albertans are paying more than other Canadians to go to the dentist, but the province is stopping short of regulating fees. Instead, the N-D-P...
National Audio 2:45 AM ET
National Audio 2:45 AM ET--NAT001 - (Banknote-Woman) (WATCH FOR DATING) OTTAWA. x-30s. (Terry Pedwell) The Bank of Canada and the federal finance minister will announce later today which Canadian woman will grace the front of the country's next banknote....
National Audio 3:05 PM ET
National Audio 3:05 PM ET--NAT107 - (NS-Alton-Gas-Appeal) HALIFAX. x-13s. The Nova Scotia government says it has taken the lawyer behind a controversial legal brief implying members of a First Nation band are a conquered people off the case. Acting...
National Audio 3:25 PM ET
National Audio 3:25 PM ET--NAT109 - (Missing-Women-Auditor) VICTORIA. x-12s. B-C auditor general Carol Bellringer has rapped the province for dropping its public reports on the inquiry that reviewed the disappearances of 67 women from Vancouver's Downtown...
National Audio 4:05 PM ET
National Audio 4:05 PM ET--NAT116 - (US-Obit-John-Glenn) UNDATED. x-41s. (Diane Kepley) John Glenn, the first American to orbit the earth, has died. (opens with actuality-includes sound) (SOURCE:The Associated Press)--NAT117 - (US-Obit-John-Glenn) (FOR...
National Audio 4:45 AM ET
National Audio 4:45 AM ET--NAT023 - (US-Charleston-Church-Shooting) CHARLESTON, South Carolina. x-24s. Testimony will continue today in the South Carolina church shooting trial. Dylann Roof is accused of killing nine black people at a Charleston church...
National Audio 5:05 AM ET
National Audio 5:05 AM ET--NAT030 - (Son-Taken) VICTORIA. x-16s. An Opposition N-D-P member of the B-C legislature is calling for an independent investigation into how the Children's Ministry handled the case of a family whose five-year-old son kept...
National Audio 5:15 AM ET
National Audio 5:15 AM ET--NAT033 - (US-United-States-China-Human-Rights) WASHINGTON. x-30s. (Steve Coleman) Exiled Chinese dissidents say U-S President-elect Donald Trump should champion religious and other human rights in China. (WA) (SOURCE:ABC) --NAT032...
National Audio 5:45 AM ET
National Audio 5:45 AM ET--NAT053 - (US-HEALTH-Carbon-Monoxide-Poisoning) UNDATED. x-38s. (Kathy Matheson) Scientists are on the trail of a potential antidote for carbon-monoxide poisoning. (WA) (SOURCE:The Associated Press) --NAT054 - (US-HEALTH-Carbon-Monoxide-Poisoning)...
National Audio 6:15 AM ET
National Audio 6:15 AM ET--NAT063 - (US-Trump) WASHINGTON. x-37s. (Mark Smith) U-S President-elect Donald Trump will be talking trade and terrorism on stops today in Ohio and Iowa. (WA) (SOURCE:The Associated Press) --NAT064 - (US-Trump) WASHINGTON....
National Audio 8:05 AM ET
National Audio 8:05 AM ET--NAT073 - (AS-South-Korea-Politics) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) SEOUL. x-13s. Lawmakers in South Korea are moving to oust the country's embattled president on corruption allegations. Reporter Joohee Cho is in Seoul. ("..the impeachment.")...
National Audio 8:15 PM ET
National Audio 8:15 PM ET--NAT137 - (Overdose-Prevention) VANCOUVER. x-11s. B-C is opening several new overdose-prevention sites where people will be able to inject drugs with the supervision of trained staff equipped with the antidote naloxone. Provincial...
National Audio 9:05 PM ET
National Audio 9:05 PM ET--NAT140 - (US-Obit-John-Glenn) WASHINGTON. x-14s. He was the first American in orbit -- and decades later he would become the oldest person in space. John Glenn -- who also represented Ohio in the U-S Senate for 24 years --...
New Plan Will Help Restore Lake Ontario, St. Lawrence River Ecosystem: Officials
New plan sets water levels for Lake Ontario, St. Lawrence River--Officials in Canada and the U.S. have signed a new plan to regulate water levels and flows in Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River that they say will help restore coastal ecosystems.The...
NHL Has No Plans to Reconsider Golden Knights Name after Denial of Trademark
NHL has no plans to reconsider Golden Knights--PALM BEACH, Fla. - The NHL does not intend to reconsider the name or logo of the Las Vegas expansion franchise after U.S. patent authorities denied the club's trademark request.NHL deputy commissioner Bill...
Nineteenth Newswatch
---(First-Ministers) (Audio: P13)The Prime Minister's Office says Justin Trudeau is looking forward to discussions with both the premiers and indigenous organizations to the government's plan to price carbon and phase out coal by 2030.However, there...
Nova Scotia Crown Lawyer in Alton Gas Appeal Removed from the Case: Minister
Crown lawyer removed from Alton Gas appeal--HALIFAX - The Nova Scotia Crown lawyer behind a controversial legal brief implying members of a First Nation band are a conquered people has been taken off the case.The province's acting attorney general, Michel...
Nova Scotia Nearing Deal for Two Helicopters for Critically Ill Patients
Nova Scotia to add two hospital helicopters--HALIFAX - Nova Scotia's emergency LifeFlight service could resume hospital helipad landings within six months, as the province nears a deal to obtain two newer model helicopters, Health Minister Leo Glavine...
Nova Scotia's Viola Desmond: Civil Rights Pioneer
Viola Desmond: civil rights pioneer--HALIFAX - Viola Desmond's pioneering contribution to the civil rights struggle in Canada went largely unrecognized for decades.In November 1946, the black businesswoman refused to leave her seat in the whites-only...
OHL Roundup: Senyshyn Scores 3, Greyhounds Down IceDogs for 10th Straight Win
OHL Roundup: Greyhounds win 10th straight--ST. CATHARINES, Ont. - Zachary Senyshyn scored three goals and set up another to power the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds to their 10th straight win with a 7-4 victory over the Niagara IceDogs on Thursday in Ontario...
Olympic Hurdler Phylicia George Aiming for Spot on Humphries' Bobsled Crew
George aiming for spot on bobsled team--Phylicia George bounced around like a bobblehead on her first trip down the Whistler track, tossed out of her comfort zone at 120 kilometres an hour.It was an inauspicious bobsled debut for the two-time Olympic...
Ontario Raises Age of Protection for Youth from 16 to 18 to Prevent Homelessness
Ontario offers more protections for youth--TORONTO - Ontario is overhauling its Child, Youth and Family Services Act to raise the age of protection from 16 to 18 and to give young people more of a say in the care and services they receive.The goal of...
Ontario Update
(Nursing-Home-Probe)A nurse accused of killing eight seniors at two long-term care homes in southwestern Ontario made a brief appearance by video link this morning.Elizabeth Wettlaufer had her case put over until January 6th.The 49-year-old is charged...
Ottawa Senators Forward Chris Neil Set to Play in 1,000th Career Game
Senators forward Neil to play 1,000th game--OTTAWA - From the time he was a child in elementary school, Chris Neil was determined to play in the National Hockey League.The hard-nosed Ottawa forward not only made it to the NHL, he's set to become just...
Parliament Audio 10:15 AM ET
Parliament Audio 10:15 AM ET--P05 - (Banknote-Woman) GATINEAU, Quebec. x-20s. Viola Desmond, often described as Canada's Rosa Parks for her 1946 decision to sit in a whites-only section of a Nova Scotia movie theatre, will be the first woman to be celebrated...
Parliament Audio 10:35 AM ET
Parliament Audio 10:35 AM ET--P09 - (Banknote-Woman) GATINEAU, Quebec. x-16s. Viola Desmond, often described as Canada's Rosa Parks for her 1946 decision to sit in a whites-only section of a Nova Scotia movie theatre, will be the first woman to be celebrated...
Parliament Audio 2:25 PM ET
Parliament Audio 2:25 PM ET--P13 - (First-Ministers) OTTAWA. x-20s. Indigenous leaders say they are frustrated that they've been invited to a separate meeting with the prime minister tomorrow ahead of his climate change discussions with the premiers...
'Peace Trail' by Neil Young among New Album Releases
'Peace Trail' among new album releases--Here's a list of some new album releases for the week ending Dec. 9:Ab-Soul _ "DWTW"ApologetiX _ "Only a Glorified Cover Band"The Band _ "The Last Waltz" (40th Anniversary Collector Edition)Beautiful Eulogy _ "Worthy"Peter...
Photo Advisory Addition
Photo advisory addition--The Canadian Press photo advisory addition for Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016. Entries with an estimated photo transmission time (EST) are staffed by The Canadian Press or Associated Press photojournalists.REMOVES:OTTAWA--U.S. Vice President...
PQ Member Martine Ouellet Considering Run at Bloc Quebecois Leadership
PQ's Martine Ouellet mulling Bloc leadership bid--QUEBEC - One of the most hardline sovereigntists in Quebec's legislature said Thursday she's considering a run at the Bloc Quebecois leadership.Parti Quebecois member Martine Ouellet said she has been...
Prairie Audio 11:40 AM MT
Prairie Audio 11:40 AM MT----PR04 - (Sask-Auditor-Report)REGINA. x-20s. Saskatchewan provincial auditor Judy Ferguson says the Ministry of Justice needs a long-term plan to address crowding in jails. Ferguson says in a report released today that Saskatchewan's...
Prairie Audio 11:50 AM MT
Prairie Audio 11:50 AM MT----PR07 - (CRIME-Girl-Abducted)CALGARY. x-11s. Sentencing arguments for two brothers who kidnapped and sexually assaulted a young woman two years ago have now been put back another six months. Defence lawyer Alain Hepner says...
Prairie Audio 12:00 PM MT
Prairie Audio 12:00 PM MT----PR10 - (Sask-Auditor-Report)REGINA. x-14s. Saskatchewan's provincial auditor says the Ministry of Justice needs a long-term plan to address crowding in jails. Judy Ferguson says in her latest report that Saskatchewan's adult...
Prairie Audio 1:30 PM MT
Prairie Audio 1:30 PM MT----PR12 - (Mba-Premier-vs-Labour)WINNIPEG. x-09s. Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister is making another demand of public-sector workers. In his annual state of the province speech, Pallister said he wants to reduce the number of...
Prairie Audio 1:50 PM MT
Prairie Audio 1:50 PM MT----PR15 - (Feathered-Dinosaur-Amber)REGINA. x-19s. A Canadian researcher has helped identify a 99-million-year-old dinosaur tail which has been preserved in amber. The specimen was purchased from a Myanmar amber market in 2015...
Prairie Audio 5:20 PM MT
Prairie Audio 5:20 PM MT----PR19 - (Alta-Child-Care-Death)EDMONTON. x-10s. Alberta Human Services Minister Irfan Sabir (UR'-fan SAH'-beer) is oppositon rejecting calls for his resignation over delays in the case of a girl who died in government care....
Prairie Update
(Mba-Premier-vs-Labour)Manitoba's Progressive Conservative premier is asking public-sector union leaders to reduce the number of bargaining units across the province.It's just the latest in a series of demands Brian Pallister has made of labour since...
Prep-Business Report
---(Markets)The Toronto stock market climbed moderately in late-morning trading as gains in bank stocks helped offset declining gold stocks.The S&P/TSX composite index added 24.77 points at 15,262.52.Wall Street also registered small gains, with...
Provinces Seek One-Year Extension of Health Funding Accord While They Negotiate with Feds
Health funding an after-thought at FMM--OTTAWA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's preference for discussing climate change over health care is being used as an argument by the provinces to justify extending the annual six per cent increase in health funding...
Quebec First Nation Lays Claim to Downtown Ottawa, Including Parliament Hill
First Nation lays claim to downtown Ottawa--OTTAWA - A Quebec First Nation has filed a lawsuit seeking aboriginal title over much of downtown Ottawa, including Parliament Hill."The Algonquin Anishinabe Nation has never surrendered its title to the Kichi...
QuickFacts: How Viola Desmond Became the New Face of the $10 Bill
QuickFacts: choosing a new face for the $10--OTTAWA - Civil rights pioneer Viola Desmond will be the face on the $10 bill when a new series of banknotes begins circulating in 2018. Here's a look at how that came to be:-- Last January, Finance Minister...
Rachel Homan Improves to 3-0 after Win over Flaxey at the National
Homan stays unbeaten at the National--SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. - Ottawa's Rachel Homan continued her strong play of late on Thursday, remaining undefeated in round-robin play at the National.Homan, who is coming off a loss to Jennifer Jones at last week's...
RCMP Agent Goes over Sting Operation against Quebecer Facing Terror Charge
Quebecer facing terror charge subject of RCMP sting--MONTREAL - The RCMP pulled out all the stops during an elaborate sting operation to ensnare a Quebec man who is now on trial on a terrorism-related charge, the court heard Thursday.An officer testified...
RCMP Seize 127 Kilograms of Cocaine in Quebec Drug-Smuggling Investigation
RCMP seize 127 kilos of cocaine in Quebec probe--LAC SAINT-FRANCOIS, Que. - RCMP have seized 127 kilograms of cocaine and made three arrests in a drug smuggling investigation in southwestern Quebec, the force announced Thursday.Investigators said they...
Saskatchewan Auditor Urges Long-Term Plan to Tackle Crowded Jails
Auditor urges plan to tackle crowded jails--REGINA - Saskatchewan's provincial auditor says the Ministry of Justice needs a long-term plan to address crowding in jails.Judy Ferguson says in her latest report that Saskatchewan's adult prisoner population...
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