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Articles from December 13, 2016

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Alberta Opposition Boycotts Panel on Children in Care; Says Panel Lacks Teeth
Opposition boycotts Alberta child-care panel--EDMONTON - An Alberta legislature panel looking at ways to keep children safe in government care has morphed into a standoff between parties on both sides of the aisle.Leaders of the four opposition parties...
A List of Alan Thicke's Canadian Connections
A list of Alan Thicke's Canadian connections--While Alan Thicke built a career in the U.S., he was born in Kirkland Lake, Ont., and loved to represent his Canadian roots and came up here whenever he could.Here are a few of Thicke's ties to his homeland:------CANUCK...
A List of Canadians Who Ran into Trouble Abroad in 2016
Canadians who ran into trouble abroad in 2016--TORONTO - Every year a number of Canadians and permanent residents find themselves behind bars in foreign countries -- 2016 was no exception. Some cases have been called unjust, others are in the process...
Atlantic Audio 4:45 PM AT
Atlantic Audio 4:45 PM AT--AT01 - (Winter-Tires)OTTAWA x-15s. New Brunswick is resisting renewed calls to make winter tires mandatory. New Brunswick Public Safety Minister Denis Landry says while he encourages the use of winter tires, he has no plan...
Atlantic Update
(NL-Inmates-Overcrowding)Union officials in Newfoundland say more female inmates have been transferred to Her Majesty's Penitentiary in St. John's due to overcrowding at the Clarenville Correctional Centre.The Newfoundland and Labrador Association of...
B-C Update
(BC-Letter-To-Parents)Abbotsford's police chief has sent a letter to the parents of young men believed to be involved in the Townline Hill gang conflict saying their sons are in critical danger.The letter sent in English and Punjabi says two gangs are...
Boucher Says He's Ready to Bruise a Few Egos to End Senators' Bad Habits
Boucher calls out Senators' bad habits--OTTAWA - Guy Boucher says he doesn't mind bruising a few egos if it stops the bad habits that have been creeping into the Ottawa Senators' play lately.Practising for the first time since a disappointing four-game...
Business News Advisory
Business News Advisory--TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 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 Mayor Naheed Nenshi Outlines Priorities to City's Chamber of Commerce
Calgary mayor gives city's economic update--Calgary's mayor says the economic downturn is a good opportunity to build new markets and new opportunities.Naheed Nenshi told business leaders at the Calgary Chamber of Commerce that they shouldn't ignore...
Canada Better on Human Rights, but Not Indigenous Rights: Amnesty International
Room to improve on human rights: Amnesty--OTTAWA - Canada has made progress improving its human rights record in the last year, Amnesty International says, but has "stumbled" or "failed" in a number of areas -- including indigenous rights, Justin Trudeau's...
Canada's Top Doctor Gregory Taylor Retiring; Search Is on for Replacement
Canada's chief medical officer of health retiring--TORONTO - Dr. Gregory Taylor is retiring as Canada's chief public health officer after a little more than two years on the job.Taylor, 61, told The Canadian Press his last day as the country's top doctor...
Commons Committee Recommends Canada Post Bring Back Door-to-Door Mail Delivery
Bring back delivery, MPs urge Canada Post--OTTAWA - A House of Commons committee is recommending Canada Post come up with a plan to reinstate door-to-door delivery in parts of the country that lost the service in the last year and maintain a freeze on...
Conditional Discharge for Unruly Sunwing Travellers Who Forced Plane Turnaround
No criminal record for unruly air travellers--TORONTO - Two women whose "obnoxious and unruly behaviour" forced a Cuba-bound Sunwing flight to return to Toronto under a military escort have been given a conditional discharge and ordered to pay a fine.Ontario...
Considering a Dry Christmas? How to Supporting an Addict through the Holidays
How to supporting an addict through the holidays--TORONTO - Ben Overvoorde's heavy drinking spoiled too many Christmas and New Years gatherings. And so he looked forward to his first holiday season in recovery.But it was miserable."I think we still ate...
Edmonton Conductor Sad but Happy He May Have Found Frozen Kitty's Owner
Owners of frozen cat may have been found--EDMONTON - A conductor who saved and fell in love with a kitty that nearly froze to death under the engine of his train says he's sad, but happy as well, that the cat's owners may have been found.Brad Slater,...
Eighteenth NewsWatch
---(Syria)Celebrations broke out in western Aleppo, after Syrian and Russian forces re-captured the city's eastern half.Convoys of cars drove around honking their horns and waving Syrian flags from their windows, as news spread of a ceasefire deal in...
Entertainment News as of 3 P.M. Tuesday, Dec. 13
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Environmental Groups Ask Supreme Court to Hear Ontario Endangered Species Case
Groups ask Supreme Court to hear endangered species case--TORONTO - Two environmental groups are taking their fight against Ontario's endangered species regulations to the country's highest court.Ontario Nature and Wildlands League argue that some regulations...
Ex Amaya CEO Asks Court to Order the Release of Details in Insider Trading Case
Baazov case resumes in Quebec court--MONTREAL - Former Amaya CEO David Baazov's lawyer says the Quebec securities regulator's disclosure of more than one million documents isn't helping to defend against insider trading charges.Sophie Melchers told a...
Family of Slain Regina Teen Emotional as Killer's Punishment Announced
Family emotional as killer's sentence read--REGINA - A man who admitted to fatally stabbing a 16-year-old Regina boy has been sentenced to eight years in prison.Lawrence Alvin Strongquill, who is 22, had been charged with second-degree murder in the...
Federal Cannabis Task Force Green Lights Legal Sales to Teenagers
Teenagers get green light in pot report--OTTAWA - Eighteen-year-olds should be allowed to buy recreational cannabis when the Liberal government launches a globe-leading social experiment in legalizing marijuana next year, a federally appointed task force...
Feds Launch Promised Review of Issues Left out of Assisted Dying Law
Feds launch review of assisted dying issues--OTTAWA - The federal government has initiated the promised review of its restrictive new law on medically assisted dying to determine if it should be expanded to include Canadians suffering strictly from mental...
First NewsWatch
---(Safe-Injection-Sites)The Trudeau government is moving to crack down on illicit shipments of the deadly opioid fentanyl and to make it easier for communities to set up supervised drug-injection sites.Bill C-37 makes changes to the Controlled Drugs...
'Florence Foster Jenkins' among New DVD Releases for the Week Ending Dec. 17
'Florence Foster Jenkins' among new DVDs--A look at some DVDs scheduled to be released in the weeks ahead.For the weekending Dec. 17American Gothic: Season OneThe Asphalt Jungle (1950)Barney ThomsonBen-Hur (2016)Black Christmas (1974) (Blu-ray)Bridget...
Four Stories in the News Today, Dec. 13
Four stories in the news today, Dec. 13--Four stories in the news for Tuesday, Dec. 13------FEDS OPEN DOOR TO MORE SUPERVISED INJECTION SITESHealth Minister Jane Philpott has unveiled a plan to open more supervised injection sites in Canada. A number...
Full List of Lou Marsh Award Winners
Full list of Lou Marsh award winners--TORONTO - The full list of winners of the Lou Marsh award, given out annually to Canada's top athlete. The award is voted on by a group of Canadian sports writers and named after former Toronto Star sports editor...
Grip of Drug Addiction Shapes New Ideas to Reduce Risk of Deadly Fentanyl
Deadly fentanyl shapes new ideas on drug addiction--VANCOUVER - Watching an addict fill a syringe with puddle water, former senior RCMP officer Raf Souccar imagined a radical shift in how Canada could deal with people in the grip of drug addition --...
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 3 P.M. Tuesday, Dec. 13
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...
Husky Energy Adds $100M to Capital Budget to Accelerate Sunrise Oilsands Project
Husky budgets $100M to spur oilsands project--CALGARY - Husky Energy (TSX:HSE) says it will spend an extra $100 million next year to connect additional wells at its underperforming Sunrise oilsands project to spur it to design capacity of 60,000 barrels...
'I Found Humanity in Newfoundland:' N.L. Honours Holocaust Survivor
Newfoundland honours Holocaust survivor--ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Philip Riteman survived Auschwitz and Dachau, but had nowhere to go after the Holocaust until pre-Confederation Newfoundland took him in.On Wednesday, seven decades after he arrived, he will...
Indian Residential School Hearing Resuming with Fight over Costs Immunity
Residential school legal fight set to resume--TORONTO - Two survivors of a notorious Indian residential school want the courts to ensure they aren't forced to foot the government's legal bills if they lose a complex case involving hidden police documents...
Influenza Season Well Underway, Set to Be the Grinch That Steals Christmas: Doctors
Flu set to be Grinch that steals Christmas: doctors--TORONTO - It's that time of year again -- that sneezing, coughing, aching, feel-so-lousy time of year.Yup, flu season is back. And not only is the winter scourge starting early this year, it's on track...
Innocence Canada Gets Critical Funding in Fight for the Wrongfully Convicted
Innocence Canada gets critical funding boost--TORONTO - An organization that has helped exonerate more than 20 Canadians wrongfully convicted of serious crimes is receiving much-needed funding that will allow it to resume tackling new cases.Innocence...
'It Broke Our Hearts:' Near-Frozen Puppy Gets TLC and a Second Chance
Puppy gets some TLC after being found near frozen--WINNIPEG - An organization that rescues dogs says the body heat of a five-week-old puppy found near frozen in a northern Manitoba community was so low it didn't even register on a thermometer."I've never...
'I Wouldn't Treat My Dog like That:' Convicted Killer Alleges Abuse in Custody
Travis Vader alleges abuse in custody--EDMONTON - An Alberta man convicted of killing two missing seniors says he was humiliated with strip searches, attacked by guards and subjected to horrendous living conditions while in custody.Travis Vader, who...
Justice Tracking More Than 100 Constitutional Challenges to Mandatory Penalties
Tory justice reforms 'compounded pressures'--OTTAWA - Justice reforms brought in by the previous Conservative government in the name of getting tough on criminals "compounded pressures" on the system -- a litigation-fuelled backlash that will figure...
Key Recommendations of the Federal Task Force on Cannabis Legalization
Marijuana task force: Key recommendations--OTTAWA - Key recommendations of the federal task force on legalization and regulation of cannabis, which released its final report Tuesday:-- Set a national minimum age of purchase of 18, allowing provinces...
Manitoba Man Missing, Rescuers Find Hole in Thin Patch of River Ice
Manitoba man missing, hole found in ice--HEADINGLEY, Man. - Sketchy ice conditions on lakes and rivers across much of the Prairies are continuing to pose a risk, with RCMP in southern Manitoba continuing their search for a 62-year-old man who hasn't...
Many Recommendations, but Questions about Legalized Pot Regime Abound
Questions about legalized pot regime abound--OTTAWA - The federal task force on legalization and regulation of cannabis made dozens of recommendations Tuesday with regards to introducing the new regime. However, several key questions remain. Among the...
Maxime Bernier Calls out Kevin O'Leary, Says Tory Leader Must Speak French
Tory leader must be bilingual: Bernier--OTTAWA - Unilingual businessman Kevin O'Leary should rethink his potential run for the Conservative leadership, Maxime Bernier said Tuesday.The Quebec-based MP and leadership candidate said the Tories will never...
Mayors of Big Cities Call for Increased Revenue Powers in Open Letter
Mayors call for increased revenue powers--TORONTO - Canadian cities should be able to control their own destiny, the mayors of five large Canadian urban centres said Tuesday as they demanded more power over revenue streams.In an open letter, the mayors...
MBA-School-Bus-Cameras
BRANDON, Man. - A western Manitoba school division's entire bus fleet will be equipped with surveillance cameras to deter unruly student behaviour and catch drivers who fail to stop when students are getting on or off the vehicles.Trustees with the Brandon...
MLS Teams Wheel and Deal around Atlanta, Minnesota Expansion Draft
MLS teams make deals around expansion draft--TORONTO - Goalkeeper Clint Irwin and fullback Donny Toia were briefly members of expansion Atlanta United on Tuesday.Both were taken in Tuesday's MLS draft that saw Atlanta and Minnesota United pick five players...
Montreal Alouettes Expected to Promote Assistant Coach Reed to General Manager
Reed expected to be named Alouettes GM--He's been a player, an assistant coach and a head coach in the CFL. Now Kavis Reed will get to try his hand at being a general manager.According to a league source, Reed will be unveiled on Wednesday as the Montreal...
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 (15,385.27, up 97.57 points):Baytex Energy Corp. (TSX:BTE). Oil and gas. Up 13 cents, or 1.85 per cent, to...
National Audio 10:15 AM ET
National Audio 10:15 AM ET--NAT047 - (Health-Transfers) TORONTO. x-19s. Ontario is proposing a new 10-year federal funding plan that would see Ottawa's health transfers to the provinces rise by 5.2 per cent a year, instead of just three per cent. Premier...
National Audio 1:15 PM ET
National Audio 1:15 PM ET--NAT067 - (Syria) (note contents) GENEVA. x-13s. The U-N human rights office says it has received reports of Syria's pro-government forces killing at least 82 civilians as they entered the last remaining strongholds of the rebels...
National Audio 1:25 PM ET
National Audio 1:25 PM ET--NAT072 - (United Nations-Wonder Woman) NEW YORK. x-35s. (Warren Levinson) Wonder Woman is suddenly out of a job at the United Nations. (WA) (SOURCE: The Associated Press)--NAT073 - (Syria) OSLO, Norway. x-15s. A U-N humanitarian...
National Audio 2:45 AM ET
National Audio 2:45 AM ET--NAT001 - (Site-C-Expropriation) FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. x-22s. A farmer in northeastern B-C says he's still hopeful a hydroelectric megaproject won't force him from his home. B-C Hydro has announced it will seize Ken and Arlene...
National Audio 3:25 PM ET
National Audio 3:25 PM ET--NAT078 - (ML-Syria) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) NEW YORK. x-07s. Russia's U-N ambassador says all military action in eastern Aleppo has ended and the Syrian government has re-established control over the former rebel-held area. Vitaly...
National Audio 3:45 PM ET
National Audio 3:45 PM ET--NAT084 - (CRIME-Travis-Vader) EDMONTON. x-12s. An Alberta man convicted of killing two missing seniors says he was humiliated with a strip search and subjected to horrendous conditions while in custody. Travis Vader is testifying...
National Audio 4:25 PM ET
National Audio 4:25 PM ET--NAT085 - (Winter-Tires) OTTAWA. x-15s. New Brunswick is resisting renewed calls to make winter tires mandatory. New Brunswick Public Safety Minister Denis Landry says while he encourages the use of winter tires, he has no plan...
National Audio 5:05 PM ET
National Audio 5:05 PM ET--NAT095 - (CRIME-Puppy-Thrown) WINNIPEG. x-11s. A German shepherd puppy thrown into the air and allowed to slam into concrete in Manitoba is doing well and has found a forever home. Dr. Corey Bartley of Dakota Veterinary Hospital...
National Audio 5:35 PM ET
National Audio 5:35 PM ET--NAT098 - (Sask-Airport-Apology) REGINA. x-15s. A Saskatchewan woman says she was humiliated and wants an apology for being detained at the Regina International Airport and having her laptop destroyed. Tracey Britton was heading...
National Audio 9:35 AM ET
National Audio 9:35 AM ET--NAT043 - (HEALTH-Statins And Alzheimers) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-32s. (Karen Chase) Scientists may have found a powerful new weapon in the fight against Alzheimer's disease. (SOURCE:ABC)--NAT044 - (US-Trump) (NOT FOR...
Nationalize Port of Churchill under Port Authority, NDP MP Niki Ashton Urges
Nationalize port of Churchill: NDP MP--OTTAWA - A New Democrat MP is urging the federal government to nationalize the port of Churchill, Man., which has been closed since last summer.Niki Ashton says the port is a strategic asset that shouldn't be at...
Nestle Says It Wants to 'Partner' with Small Ontario Town on Well It Purchased
Nestle wants to partner with town on well--TORONTO - A small Ontario township looking for a drinking water supply isn't sure what to make of a proposal from Nestle to 'partner' on a well the community tried to buy but lost to the international bottled-water...
New Brunswick Government Recommends Winter Tires but Won't Make Them Mandatory
New Brunswick won't mandate winter tires--FREDERICTON - New Brunswick is resisting renewed calls to make snow tires mandatory, as provinces across the country take different legislative approaches to the annual slip and slide of winter driving.Green...
New Brunswick Sen. John Wallace Retiring after Eight Years in Upper Chamber
N.B. senator retiring after eight years--OTTAWA - A one-time Conservative senator from New Brunswick says he has served long enough in the Senate and is ready to step down now -- several years before his mandatory retirement date.Now-independent Sen....
New Rules Call for All-In Pricing on Ontario Travel Ads
Rules call for all-in pricing on Ont. travel ads--TORONTO - Travel ads in Ontario will soon have to include all taxes and fees under new rules that the provincial government says are meant to protect consumers.The province says the rules, which take...
Nineteenth Newswatch
---(OBIT-Alan-Thicke)Canadian actor Alan Thicke, best known for his role in the '80s sitcom "Growing Pains," has died at the age of 69.Born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, and inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame in 2013, Thicke was also a talk show host and...
Ninth NewsWatch
---(Task-Force-Cannabis) (Audio: P01)A federal task force on legalized recreational marijuana is recommending storefront and mail-order sales to Canadians 18 years and older, with personal growing limits of four plants per person.The framework report...
No Point Meeting in Ottawa If Federal Health Offer the Same: B.C. Minister
No point meeting on health spending: minister--OTTAWA - Provincial health ministers from opposite ends of the country are less than enthused about flying to Ottawa for health-care talks next week, saying there's nothing on the table yet that could break...
N.S. Jet Crash Lawsuit: Transport Canada Included in Class-Action Certification
Transport Canada included in air crash suit--HALIFAX - Transport Canada has failed in its bid to be excluded from a class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of passengers aboard an Air Canada jet that crashed at the Halifax airport during a snowstorm last...
Ontario Update
---(Ont-Travel-Ads)The provincial government is taking steps to protect travellers from unexpected costs when they're choosing trips advertised in Ontario.New rules taking effect on January 1st will require travel ads in the province to include all taxes...
Parliament's Budget Watchdog, National Defence Battling over Warship Data
PBO, National Defence battling over warships--OTTAWA - National Defence and Parliament's budget watchdog have been quietly battling over access to key information about the government's multi-billion-dollar plan to buy the navy new warships.The department...
Photo Advisory Addition
Photo advisory addition--The Canadian Press photo advisory addition for Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016. Entries with an estimated photo transmission time (EST) are staffed by The Canadian Press or Associated Press photojournalists.ADDITION: AP Coverage, US-East,...
Prairie Audio 3:20 PM MT
Prairie Audio 3:20 PM MT----PR13 - (Sask-Airport-Apology)REGINA. x-08s. A Saskatchewan woman says she wants an apology for being detained for six hours at the Regina International Airport and having her laptop destroyed. The bomb squad was called, passengers...
Prairie Audio 5:30 AM MT
Prairie Audio 5:30 AM MT--PR01 - (Mba-Auto-Thefts)WINNIPEG. x-10s. There were 140 vehicles reported stolen in Manitoba during the month of October. And Manitoba Public Insurance says in 85 per cent of those cases, the keys had been left in the ignition...
Prairie Update
(Mba-Homeless-Shelter)A Winnipeg shelter running low on space in the midst of a cold snap has called on all three levels of government for help.Siloam Mission has 110 beds in its emergency shelter but turned away nearly 30 people on Sunday night when...
Prairie Update
(Mba-Flood-Outlook)Manitoba's government warns there's chance of moderate to major flooding in some areas this spring, due to wet fall weather.Record rainfall across much of the province in October meant soil moisture was high in western and northern...
Prep-Agriculture-Report
(Agriculture-Education)Farm Credit Canada says Statistics Canada date and independent surveys suggest a growing interest in agriculture education.Statistics Canada data reveals there were more than 12-thousand studying in ag-related programs in 2014,...
Prep-LifeWatch
---(Ebola-Exposure)A Winnipeg lab researcher potentially exposed to the Ebola virus has been cleared to return to work.The employee was working with six infected pigs at the National Centre for Foreign Animal Disease in early November when he noticed...
Puppy Thrown into Air, Allowed to Hit Cement Doing Well in Manitoba
Puppy thrown into air doing well; man sentenced--WINNIPEG - A German shepherd puppy thrown into the air and allowed to slam into concrete in Manitoba is doing well and has found a forever home.Dr. Corey Bartley of Dakota Veterinary Hospital in Winnipeg...
Quebec Feminist Author Found Not Guilty of Slandering Muslim School in Montreal
Quebec author acquitted of slander charge--MONTREAL - A prominent secular feminist did not slander a Muslim school when she compared it to military training camps in Afghanistan and Pakistan, a judge ruled Tuesday.Rather, Djemila Benhabib, an author...
Reaction to the Death of Canadian Actor Alan Thicke
Reaction to the death of actor Alan Thicke--Here is some of the reaction to the death of actor Alan Thicke of Kirkland Lake, Ont.--"I am shocked & devastated at the news of Alan Thicke's death. A friend for many years, he wrote & produced so...
Sean Monahan, Goaltender Chad Johnson Join Gaudreau in Sparking Flames Recovery
Monahan, Johnson aid Flames recovery--CALGARY - Johnny Gaudreau's return from injury has helped propel the Calgary Flames up the NHL standings, but there's more to the team's revival.Goaltender Chad Johnson stealing a 1-0 shutout win from the Minnesota...
Second NewsWatch
---(Safe-Injection-Sites)Health Minister Jane Philpott has proposed new measures to allow for more supervised drug injection sites in Canada.Bill C-37 would eliminate 26 strict requirements for new "consumption" sites, making it easier for a community...
Seventh NewsWatch
---(US-Trump-Tillerson) (Audio: 36)U-S president-elect Donald Trump is calling his pick for secretary of state "among the most accomplished business leaders and international deal makers in the world.''Trump announced today that he has settled on Exxon-Mobil...
Sixteenth NewsWatch
---(Amnesty-Report)The human rights group Amnesty International says Canada has made progress improving its record in the last year -- but has "stumbled'' or "failed'' in a number of areas including indigenous rights.The latter is Prime Minister Justin...
Sixth NewsWatch
---(US-Trump-Tillerson) (Audio: 038)U-S president-elect Donald Trump has officially revealed his choice for his country's top diplomatic post.Exxon-Mobil C-E-O Rex Tillerson will get the nomination to be secretary of state -- with Trump calling him "among...
Some Facts about the Deadly Opioid Fentanyl
Some facts about the deadly opioid fentanyl--Here are some facts about fentanyl:What is fentanyl?Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid traditionally used for pain management. Fentanyl can't be seen, smelled or tasted, which makes it difficult to detect...
Sparing a Dime for Coffee Now More Complicated Process in Saskatoon
Council goes begging for panhandling changes--Saskatoon city council has narrowly voted in favour of changes to a bylaw that will make it tougher to beg for money on city streets.In a 6-5 vote Monday, councillors opted to make it illegal to ask for money...
Speers Wrist Looks Fine as Canadian Juniors Blank U Sports Selects 3-0
Speers fine as Canada tops U SPorts 3-0--BOISBRIAND, Que. - Blake Speers was anxious heading into camp over whether the wrist he broke in October would hold up enough for him to make Canada's team for the world junior championship.All went well as Speers...
SportsCall Audio 3:00 AM ET
SportsCall Audio 3:00 AM ET--NAT014 - (SPORTS-HKN: Penguins 7, Coyotes 0) PITTSBURGH. x-09s. Sidney Crosby left briefly after taking a stick to the face, then returned to pick up his N-H-L-leading 21st goal and the Pittsburgh Penguins crushed the Arizona...
SportsCall Audio 4:30 PM ET
SportsCall Audio 4:30 PM ET--NAT093 - (SPORTS-FBN-Rams-Fassel) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) LOS ANGELES. x-19s. John Fassel has been introduced as the Los Angeles Rams interim head coach. He replaces Jeff Fisher who was fired yesterday after going 31-45-1 since...
SportsCall Audio 5:50 AM ET
SportsCall Audio 5:50 AM ET--NAT034 - (SPORTS-FBN: Patriots 30, Ravens 23) FOXBOROUGH, Mass. x-11s. Tom Brady connected with Chris Hogan for a 79-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter to help the New England Patriots to a 30-23 win over the Baltimore...
Star Golfer Brooke Henderson Says She's Matured after Remarkable Season
Brooke Henderson reflects on remarkable year--Taiwan was Brooke Henderson's favourite destination on the LPGA Tour this year. Playing in the Olympics, winning US$1.7 million in prize money and capturing her first major were pretty cool, too.The 19-year-old...
Stories from People Who Have Lost Loved Ones to Opioids
Stories of those who have been lost to opioids--VANCOUVER - A gradual surge in lethal opioid overdoses shows no sign of slowing, and some experts say the worst is yet to come unless governments do more to counteract the deadly crisis.The incursion of...
Suburbs Want Right Turns on Red on Island of Montreal, but Mayor Sees No Need
Coderre says no to right on red in Montreal--MONTREAL - Some elected officials are calling on the Quebec government to give the green light to right turns on red lights on the island of Montreal, but the city's influential mayor isn't among them.Representatives...
Swimmer Penny Oleksiak Wins Lou Marsh Trophy as Canada's Top Athlete
Swimmer Oleksiak wins Lou Marsh Trophy--TORONTO - You could excuse Penny Oleksiak for being a little distracted during her high school law class on Tuesday.After winning four Olympic medals last summer in Rio, she knew she was in the mix for the Lou...
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Wednesday, Dec. 14
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Dec. 14--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Wednesday, Dec. 14 as of 3 p.m: x-denotes wire, y-denotes picture, z-denotes graphics coverage. Copy from other events based on merit and availability. All times...
The Tuesday News Briefing: An At-a-Glance Survey of Some Top Stories
The Tuesday briefing: Top news at-a-glance--Highlights from the news file for Tuesday, Dec. 13LEGALIZE POT SALES FOR 18 AND OLDER, REPORT SAYS: A federal task force on legalized recreational marijuana is recommending storefront and mail-order sales to...
The Unspoken Issue in N.S. Teachers' Dispute:inclusion of Special-Needs Students
Unspoken issue in teachers' dispute:inclusion--HALIFAX - It is the unspoken heart of the province's bitter contract dispute with Nova Scotia's public school teachers: Classroom composition, and inclusion of students with special needs.The public conversation...
'The Vinyl Cafe' Host Stuart McLean Suspends Show to Focus on Melanoma Treatment
'The Vinyl Cafe' host suspends show for health reasons--TORONTO - "The Vinyl Cafe" host and writer Stuart McLean is suspending his popular radio show to focus on his cancer treatment.In an online post on his website, the bestselling author, journalist...
Thirteenth NewsWatch
---(Cda-EU-Trade)The House of Commons is expected to give second-reading approval tonight to the bill that would implement the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement -- known as CETA-- with Europe.Ahead of that vote, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau...
Thompson Wins Gold, Leman Takes Silver at Ski Cross World Cup Stop
Thompson wins second ski cross race of the season--AROSA, Switzerland - Canada's freestlye ski team continued its early success on the World Cup ski cross circuit this season, as Marielle Thompson won a gold medal and Brady Leman claimed a silver in...
Today in History - Dec. 13
Today in History - Dec. 13--Today in History for Dec. 13:In 304, St. Lucy is said to have cut out her eyes and sent them to a persistent but unwelcome suitor who said he was haunted by them. This sent the message that he must let her concentrate on a...
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