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ADVISORY-B-C Calendar
Here is Wednesday's B.C. calendar:ABBOTSFORD - Parole hearing for Kelly Ellard. (8:30 a.m. at Fraser Valley Institution, 33344 King Road) (Staffing)BURNABY - Coroners inquest into the death of 20-year-old Brandon Jansen. He died March 7, 2016, at a substance-abuse...
ADVISORY-B-C-Staff
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Advisory-Prairie-Calendar
Good Morning! The early editor for the Prairie region at The Canadian Press Edmonton is Ken Trimble. Your queries and contributions are welcome after 4 a.m. MDT. Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba stations call 780-428-6107. Edmonton's fax number is...
Air Transat to Test Taxiing System That Could Save Costs, Bring Down Emissions
Air Transat to test new taxiing system next year--MONTREAL - Air Transat is planning to test and deploy a new system next year that would allow an aircraft to taxi from the runway to the gate without having to use a plane's engine, thereby cutting operating...
Alberta Names Members to Panel That Will Look into Government's Child Welfare
Alberta names members on child welfare panel--EDMONTON - The Alberta government has finalized who will sit on a panel that is to study how to better keep children in government care safe.The 13-member panel includes representatives from all parties in...
A Look at Businessman Kevin O'Leary, Now Running for Tory Leadership
A look at Kevin O'Leary, Tory leadership candidate--Some facts about businessman Kevin O'Leary, who announced Wednesday that he is running for the Conservative leadership:Biographical facts and Education: Born in 1954 in Montreal, O'Leary completed high...
A Look Back at Five Memorable Moments in Jays Slugger Jose Bautista's Career
A look back at Bautista's memorable moments--TORONTO - Veteran slugger Jose Bautista will return to the Toronto Blue Jays next season after signing a one-year deal with options that could keep him in Toronto through 2019.Here's a look back at five memorable...
A Noisy Majority: Anti-Trump Protesters to Line Inaugural Parade Route
Protesters plan to jeer Trump on Day 1--WASHINGTON - Donald Trump will get an earful from America's noisy majority as he moves into his new home Friday. He'll be jeered on the parade route as he enters the White House with the lowest approval rating...
A Selection of Quotes from Conservative Leadership Candidate Kevin O'Leary
Kevin O'Leary, in his own words--OTTAWA - Some recent and past statements by Conservative leadership contestant Kevin O'Leary:On politics:Jan. 18, 2017: "Canadians are looking for a prime minister who is not a career politician; a prime minister who...
Atlantic Update
(PEI-Abortions)Prince Edward Island is on the cusp of ending its dubious distinction as the only province in Canada not offering abortion services.Health P.E.I. announced yesterday that Island women will be able to access surgical abortions by the end...
Atlantic Update
---(Police-Shooting-Inquiry)A Newfoundland police officer says he was convinced he'd be shot when he saw Don Dunphy with a rifle in his hands on Easter Sunday 2015.Constable Joe Smyth of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary gave a dramatic account this...
BC Audio 4:25 PM ET
BC Audio 4:25 PM ET--ABBOTSFORD, B.C. x-05s. A parole board panel has been unable to reach a decision to allow convicted killer Kelly Ellard escorted temporary absences. Ellard was asking for the absences for medical appointments and parenting programs...
BC Audio 6:35 PM ET
BC Audio 6:35 PM ET--VICTORIA. x-06s. Mental health advocates want holdout provinces to end their funding standoff with Ottawa and strike deals to ensure struggling patients have access to critical front-line services. B-C Health Minister Terry Lake...
BC Audio 7:15 PM ET
BC Audio 7:15 PM ET--VICTORIA. x-20s. British Columbia Health Minister Terry Lake is asking for federal government help as the provincial overdose death toll from illicit drugs skyrocketed to 914 people last year. Chief coroner Lisa Lapointe says she...
B.C. Set Record for Drug Overdose Deaths Last Year, Appeals for Federal Help
B.C. sets drug death record, wants federal help--VICTORIA - More than 900 people died in British Columbia last year from illicit drug overdoses, but the provincial health minister says the toll could have been far higher and he warned the federal government...
--B-C Update-
------(BC-Overdose-Crisis)B-C's chief coroner says an average of nine people died every two days last year from illicit drug overdoses, leaving suffering and devastation in communities across the province.Government figures show B-C had a record 914...
Business News Advisory
Business News Advisory--WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18, 2017BUSINESS NEWS ADVISORYHere are the CP Business Department's afternoon plans for Monday. All times Eastern unless otherwise stated. Entries are subject to change as news develops. If you have any questions,...
Canada's Eugenie Bouchard Advances at Australian Open with Win over Peng Shuai
Bouchard advances at Australian Open--MELBOURNE, Australia - Canadian Eugenie Bouchard is back in the third round of the Australian Open for the first time in two years after defeating China's Peng Shuai 7-6 (5), 6-2 on Wednesday.Bouchard, who reached...
Canada to Gain Nice Days under Climate Change, Globe to Lose: Study
Canada to gain nice days under climate change--Research suggests climate change could increase the number of nice days Canadians enjoy.Most global warming studies have focused on extreme weather or broad-scale averages of temperature and precipitation....
Canadian Olympic Committee Amplifies Analytics in Deal with Data Company
COC doubling down on data analytics--The Canadian Olympic Committee is teaming with a big data company to ramp up analytics for athletes.The COC has announced an eight-year, cash-and-services sponsorship deal with SAS, an analytics software company whose...
Canadian Pacific Railway Says Hunter Harrison Stepping Down Immediately
Hunter Harrison exits Canadian Pacific--CALGARY - Hunter Harrison has struck a surprise deal to step down as CEO of Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. (TSX:CP) five months ahead of schedule, apparently so he can take a job with a competing railroad.The railway...
Canadian Women's Soccer Coach John Herdman Honoured with CONCACAF Award
Canada coach Herdman honoured by CONCACAF--TORONTO - Canadian women's soccer coach John Herdman has earned CONCACAF's Outstanding Performance Award for leading his team to the medal podium in back-to back Olympics.Five other Canadians were also honoured...
Celebrity Birthdays for Jan. 18
Celebrity birthdays for Jan. 18--Celebrity Birthdays for Jan. 18:Movie director John Boorman is 84.Canadian jazz pianist and bassist Don Thompson is 77.Singer-songwriter Bobby Goldsboro is 76.Comedian-singer Brett Hudson of the Hudson Brothers is 64.Actor-director...
CORRECTION-Sportsbreak
---Baseball's Hall of Fame results will be announced later today. Former Montreal Expos star Tim Raines, in his 10th and final year of eligibility, is expected to make the cut along with Jeff Bagwell. Ivan Rodriguez and Trevor Hoffman also could make...
'Do Not Say We Have Nothing' by Madeleine Thien Tops Maclean's Fiction List
'Do Not Say We Have Nothing' tops Maclean's fiction list--Here are the top 10 hardcover fiction and non-fiction books in Canada for the week ending Jan. 15 as compiled by Maclean's magazine. The previous week's position is in parentheses.FICTION1. (1)...
Editorial Exchange: Bad Bug
Editorial Exchange: Bad bug--An editorial from the Amherst News, published Jan. 17:Forget Donald Trump.Forget fake news and the Russian influence on the U.S. election. Forget about ripping up trade deals and building walls and deporting illegal immigrants.No,...
Editorial Exchange: No Transparency in Tweeting
Editorial Exchange: : No transparency in tweeting--An editorial from the Winnipeg Free Press, published Jan. 16:One doesn't have to follow Donald Trump on Twitter to follow Donald Trump on Twitter.Twitter is the U.S. president-elect's medium of choice,...
Editorial Exchange: Ottawa Must Explain Why It Sidelined Military's No. 2
Editorial Exchange: Ottawa must explain why it sidelined military's No. 2--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Jan. 17:Nothing to see here, folks. Just move along.That's essentially the line that the prime minister, defence minister and top...
Editorial Exchange: Remove Barriers on Immigration
Editorial Exchange: Remove barriers on immigration--An editorial from the Halifax Chronicle Herald, published Jan. 18:For Abdulbaset Alnaasan, Maisoun Aljaber and their seven children, Halifax has become home and a beacon of hope after years of darkness.They...
Editorial Exchange: Say Happy Birthday to Your Smartphone
Editorial Exchange: Say Happy Birthday to your smartphone--An editorial from the Hamilton Spectator, published Jan. 16:Ten years ago, Apple tech guru Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone. The world changed forever.At the time, Waterloo-based BlackBerry was...
Editorial Exchange: Skepticism Won't Take a Holiday
Editorial Exchange: Skepticism won't take a holiday--An editorial from the Winnipeg Free Press, published Jan. 18:One thing that never takes a winter vacation to warmer climes is public skepticism. It's a lesson both the prime minister and the premier...
Editorial Exchange: Tackling Inequality Begins with Cracking Down on Tax Havens
Editorial Exchange: Tackling inequality begins with cracking down on tax havens--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Jan. 16:The notion that extreme inequality is corrosive for a society is an ancient one. In the 4th century B.C., Plato wrote...
--Eighteenth NewsWatch-
---(Health-Transfers) (Audio: 124)Mental health advocates are urging holdout provinces to end their funding standoffs with Ottawa over health-care transfer payments.Several smaller provinces have broken ranks and signed bilateral deals with the federal...
--Eleventh NewsWatch-
---(Cda-US-Relations)The billionaire investor who is Donald Trump's pick for commerce secretary has told his confirmation hearing that the North American Free Trade Agreement is logically the new administration's first thing to deal with.Wilbur Ross...
Emotional Plea from Husband of B.C. Mom Who Was Found Dead
Emotional plea from husband of mom found dead--NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. - The grieving husband of a New Westminster, B.C., woman found dead in waters off Bowen Island last fall has posted a moving tribute to his wife and urges all new moms to seek help...
Employment Agencies in Alberta Says Job-Seekers Should Keep Trying
Employment agencies says job-seekers keep trying--CALGARY - A new Statistics Canada report shows the number of Albertans on employment insurance is soaring, but employment agencies say it is possible to find a job.The number of people in the province...
Expelled Alberta PC Organizer Seeks Reinstatement, Says Denied Due Process
Alberta PC organizer seeks reinstatement--EDMONTON - A campaign organizer banished from the Alberta PC party for a year for offensive posts on social media said Wednesday he was filing paperwork asking to be reinstated.Alan Hallman said he was denied...
Fate of Police Floats in Toronto Pride Festivities Uncertain after Vote
Uncertainty over meaning of Pride Toronto vote--TORONTO - Uncertainty is swirling around a vote by the organizer of Toronto's Pride parade to ostensibly ban official police floats from future festivities.A surprise vote at Pride Toronto's annual general...
--Fifteenth NewsWatch-
---(Health-Transfers-Manitoba) (Audio: 116)Manitoba's Premier is remaining steadfast in his opposition to any bilateral deals with the federal government for health-care funding.Brian Pallister says it's not useful to agree to extra money for services...
--Fifth NewsWatch-
---(Trans-Mountain)An expert in resource policy says a revenue-sharing deal that could net British Columbia a billion dollars in exchange for backing the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion threatens to rip the country apart.Premier Christy Clark said...
Financial Impact of Fort McMurray Wildfire Reaches Almost $8.9B: Study
McMurray fire costs reach almost $8.9B: study--EDMONTON - An assessment of the total financial impact of last spring's Fort McMurray wildfire is pegging the direct and indirect costs of the blaze at almost $8.9 billion.The figure includes the expense...
Fiona Reid Relishes Regal Role as the Queen in Peter Morgan's 'The Audience'
Fiona Reid becomes the Queen in 'The Audience'--TORONTO - Fiona Reid was just three years old and thousands of kilometres from her British birthplace when she caught her first live glimpse of the Queen.Reid was born in Kent in southeast England, but...
--First NewsWatch-
---(Trudeau-Tour)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau brought his cross-country listening tour to Quebec last night, where immigration and refugees were hot topics at a town hall event in Sherbrooke.He said his government purposely created a big "shock" to...
--Fourteenth NewsWatch-
---(US-Obama) (Audio: 105)Outgoing U-S President Barack Obama held his final official news conference earlier today -- answering a wide range of questions from reporters.He borrowed a catch-phrase from President-Elect Donald Trump, calling claims of...
--Fourth NewsWatch-
---(Italy-Earthquakes)(Audio:51)Central Italy has been rocked by at least three earthquakes in the space of an hour this morning, with tremors felt 100 kilometres away in Rome.There were no immediate reports of casualties.The magnitude of the quakes...
Gardiner's Role to Grow with Rielly Sidelined; Leafs No. 1 Defenceman Day-to-Day
Gardiner's role to grow with Rielly sidelined--TORONTO - Concern gripped Morgan Rielly when his right leg locked with Buffalo Sabres' winger William Carrier on Tuesday night and bent in an awkward direction.However scary the play looked and felt, both...
Health Groups Want Alberta to Raise Tobacco Tax, Bolster Anti-Smoking Programs
Health groups want Alberta to raise tobacco tax--EDMONTON - A coalition of health groups wants the Alberta government to raise the tobacco tax in its next budget and spend some of the money on anti-smoking programs aimed at young people.Campaign for...
Henrik Sedin Scores Winner for 999th Career Point as Canucks Down Predators 1-0
Sedin, Miller lead Canucks over Predators--VANCOUVER - Henrik Sedin wasn't interested in taking too much credit for the 999th point of his NHL career.The Vancouver captain swatted a rebound off the end boards in the third period that deflected in off...
Holdout Provinces Urged to Reach Health Funding Deals to Prioritize Patients
Provinces urged to sign health deals--OTTAWA - Mental health advocates want holdout provinces to end their funding standoff with Ottawa and strike deals to ensure struggling patients have access to critical front-line services.Louise Bradley, president...
Holtby Not Worried about Another Vezina Even as Performance Puts Him Back in the Race
Holtby not worried about another Vezina--Braden Holtby didn't spend much time celebrating his first Vezina Trophy.Shortly after he was named the NHL's top goaltender for the 2015-16 season Holtby was back in hibernation at the lake north of his hometown...
'I Don't Intend to Be Pushed Around': Quotes from Trump's Point Man for NAFTA
Quotes on NAFTA from Trump commerce nominee--WASHINGTON - Canada and other countries reliant on trade with the United States have been watching closely for signals from the incoming administration about its intentions regarding Donald Trump's promise...
Indigenous Leaders to Press Federal Government on Services in Northern Community
Indigenous leaders to press feds on Wapekeka--OTTAWA - Indigenous leaders are set to press the federal government on Thursday over services available in Wapekeka First Nation -- a tiny community in northern Ontario mourning the suicides of two 12-year-old...
Inuit Filmmaker Zacharias Kunuk Searches for Truth in 'Maliglutit'
Zacharias Kunuk searches for truth in 'Maliglutit'--TORONTO - Shooting an Inuit thriller in the frozen Canadian tundra has myriad challenges.But that's where veteran director Zacharias Kunuk finds his inspiration and passion, and where he returned for...
Jeff Petry Quietly Having Career Season in Goals, Points on Canadiens Defence
Petry having career year on Canadiens defence--BROSSARD, Que. - With most of the attention on star defenceman Shea Weber, Jeff Petry is quietly putting together a career season for the Montreal Canadiens.Just past the half way point in the NHL season,...
Judge Awards Former Journalist Arthur Kent $250,000 in Legal Costs
Judge awards 'Scud Stud' $250,000 for legal costs--CALGARY - An Alberta judge has awarded former TV journalist Arthur Kent $250,000 in legal costs in his successful defamation lawsuit against Canada's largest newspaper chain -- falling $1 million short...
Kelly Ellard, Convicted Killer of Reena Virk, Says Motherhood Has 'Calmed' Her
Motherhood 'calmed' convicted killer Kelly Ellard--ABBOTSFORD, B.C. - Convicted killer Kelly Ellard says she sees the world through different eyes after becoming a mother, but her emotional plea for prison leave wasn't enough to convince one parole board...
Laws Needed to Protect Great Lakes from Farm Runoff, Joint Commission Reports
Great Lakes report urges farm runoff laws--TORONTO - Voluntary measures to protect the Great Lakes from farm manure have proven insufficient and governments should now turn their minds to legislation, a binational report released Wednesday concludes.While...
Liberals Look to Create Social Finance Strategy to Help Indigenous Groups
Feds craft indigenous social finance strategy--OTTAWA - Damon Johnston admits his organization made a number of mistakes when it launched Mother Earth Recycling, a Winnipeg-based social enterprise that aims to help tough-to-employ indigenous peoples.He...
Many Youth with ADHD Given Antipsychotic Drugs: Study
Many kids with ADHD given antipsychotics: study--TORONTO - One in 20 Ontario children and youth have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and many are prescribed antipsychotic drugs, despite having no other mental health diagnoses, researchers have...
Military Officer's Suspension Casts Clouds over Federal Shipbuilding Effort
Suspension casts clouds over shipbuilding--OTTAWA - The suspension of the military's second-highest-ranking officer has cast a pall over the federal government's multibillion-dollar plan to build new warships, which the Liberals had hoped was finally...
MLS Stars Show Toronto's Giovinco Plenty of Love When Asked Who Shines Brightest
MLS stars show Giovinco plenty of love--MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. - Ask Matteo Mancosu who's the best player in MLS and the Montreal Impact striker doesn't miss a beat."Giovinco," the Italian said immediately.Columbus Crew forward Ola Kamara is equally...
Most Actively Traded Companies on the TSX
Most actively traded companies on the TSX--Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,397.85, down 43.51 points):Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Down 10 cents, or...
National Audio 1:15 PM ET
National Audio 1:15 PM ET--NAT085 - (Trudeau-Tour) SHERBROOKE, Que. x-11s. A Quebec woman says she feels Prime Minister Justin Trudeau disrespected her by insisting on answering her English language question in French. Judy Ross says she went to a town...
National Audio 1:55 PM ET
National Audio 1:55 PM ET--NAT090 - (Police-Shooting-Inquiry) ST. JOHN'S, N.L. x-13s. The Newfoundland police officer who shot and killed Don Dunphy on Easter Sunday 2015 says he could only say "No!" as he suddenly saw a rifle in the man's hands. Royal...
National Audio 2:35 AM ET
National Audio 2:35 AM ET--NAT001 - (AS-SKorea-Politics) (EXTENDED) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) SEOUL. x-27s. A South Korean court is considering corruption charges against the vice-chairman of electronics giant, Samsung. Lee Jae-yong is at a detention centre...
National Audio 2:45 AM ET
National Audio 2:45 AM ET--NAT003 - (US-Health-Care-Price) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) WASHINGTON. x-24s. (Andy Field) It's billed as a courtesy hearing -- but U-S Health and Human Services Secretary Nominee Tom Price may feel like it's the real thing. Today,...
National Audio 2:55 PM ET
National Audio 2:55 PM ET--NAT095 - (Wine-Challenge) VANCOUVER. x-33s. (Terri Theodore) The sale of B-C wines in some of the province's grocery stores is being challenged by the United States government as a breach of Canada's commitments to the World...
National Audio 3:25 PM ET
National Audio 3:25 PM ET--NAT101 - (US-George-HW-Bush-Hospitalized) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-17s. A spokesman for former U-S President George H-W Bush says Bush has been admitted to the intensive care unit at Houston's Methodist Hospital to address...
National Audio 3:45 PM ET
National Audio 3:45 PM ET--NAT106 - (Calgary-Police-Charged) CALGARY. x-06s. A Calgary Police Association vice president says the union continues to be led by an officer who has been charged with perjury and assault with a weapon. The Alberta Serious...
National Audio 4:05 AM ET
National Audio 4:05 AM ET--NAT021 - (US-Obama-Final-Newser) (NOTE: Newser at 2:15 p.m. EST) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) WASHINGTON. x-30s. (Janai Norman) Two days before Donald Trump is sworn in as America's 45th president, the country's current president,...
National Audio 4:45 AM ET
National Audio 4:45 AM ET--NAT037 - (CRIME-Bathtub-Murder) OTTAWA. x-13s. A senator is calling for a public inquiry after Alberta prosecutors stayed charges against a second woman accused in a murder case. Kim Pate says an inquiry is needed to look at...
National Audio 4:55 PM ET
National Audio 4:55 PM ET--NAT112 - (Ellard Parole) ABBOTSFORD, B-C. x-13s. A parole board panel has been unable to reach a decision to allow convicted killer Kelly Ellard escorted temporary absences. Ellard was asking for the absences for medical appointments...
National Audio 5:25 AM ET
National Audio 5:25 AM ET--NAT041 - (AS-Malaysia-Missing-Plane) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) SYDNEY, Australia. x-09s. Australian officials are defending their suspension this week of the fruitless deep-sea sonar search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370....
National Audio 5:45 AM ET
National Audio 5:45 AM ET--NAT043 - (US-Secret-Service-Settlement) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-18s. The U-S Secret Service has agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit for alleged racial discrimination in its promotion practices. A-B-C News Legal...
National Audio 6:05 PM ET
National Audio 6:05 PM ET--NAT118 - (US-Obama) WASHINGTON. x-33s. (Mark Smith) In a farewell news conference, U-S President Obama told reporters he leaves office undaunted by the election that turned the White House over to Donald Trump. (WA) (SOURCE:The...
National Audio 6:55 PM ET
National Audio 6:55 PM ET--NAT124 - (Health-Transfers) VICTORIA. x-15s. Mental health advocates want holdout provinces to end their funding standoffs with Ottawa, and strike deals to ensure struggling patients have access to critical services. But B-C...
National Audio 7:25 PM ET
National Audio 7:25 PM ET--NAT130 - (Overdose-Crisis) VICTORIA. x-04s. B-C's health minister is asking for federal help, after the provincial death toll from illicit drug overdoses skyrocketed to 914 people last year. The province's chief coroner, Lisa...
National Audio 7:45 AM ET
National Audio 7:45 AM ET--NAT054 - (US-Obama) (NOTE: Newser at 2:15 p.m. EST) WASHINGTON. x-33s. (Mark Smith) U-S President Barack Obama holds his final news conference today -- less than 48 hours before he hands the reins of power to President-elect...
National Audio 8:35 PM ET
National Audio 8:35 PM ET--NAT143 - (Overdose-Crisis) VICTORIA. x-15s. B-C New Democrat Carole James says the powerful opioid fentanyl has taken a shocking toll, killing more than 900 British Columbians last year. But the Opposition critic says years...
--Nineteenth NewsWatch-
---(Overdose-Crisis) (Audio: 127)British Columbia's health minister is warning the federal government that an overdose crisis in his province could spread to the rest of Canada.Terry Lake says Ottawa should declare a public health emergency, like B-C...
Nova Scotia's Offshore Oil Dream Awaits Better News: 'It Doesn't Look Good'
Nova Scotia's offshore oil awaits better news--HALIFAX - Shell's decision to seal two exploration wells off Nova Scotia has set back the province's dream of offshore riches, but analysts say it's early days in what may prove to be a complex geological...
Officer Continues to Lead Police Union While Facing Assault, Perjury Charges
Charged officer continues to lead police union--CALGARY - The Calgary Police Association continues to be led by an officer who has been charged with perjury and assault with a weapon, a vice-president with the 2,200-member union said Wednesday.Mike Lomore,...
Officer Tells Inquiry He Thought He'd Be Shot: 'This Is Going to Hurt'
Officer tells inquiry he thought he'd be shot--ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - The Newfoundland police officer who shot and killed Don Dunphy on Easter Sunday 2015 says he could only think "No!" as he suddenly saw a rifle in the man's hands.Royal Newfoundland Constabulary...
O'Leary Running to Lead Conservatives; Now to Get Them to Support Him
From reality TV to federal politics, again--OTTAWA - A brash businessman-turned-reality TV star turns his outsized appetite for success towards the most powerful position in federal politics.Sound familiar?Canadians felt a shudder of deja vu Wednesday...
Ontario Proposes to Boost Water Bottler Fee by $500 per Million Litres Taken
Ontario proposes higher water bottler fee--TORONTO - Ontario is proposing to charge water-bottling companies a little over $500 per million litres taken from the ground, amid a broader debate over the province's stewardship of the natural resource.Some...
--Ontario Update-
---(Ont-Bottled-Water)The province is proposing a massive hike in water taking fees charged to water-bottling companies following a public outcry over current charges.The government is proposing to boost the three-dollar and 71-cent fee for every million...
--Ontario Update-
---(Health-Transfers)Ontario is being urged to end its standoff with Ottawa over health care funding.Mental health advocates say Ontario and other holdout provinces -- such as B-C and Quebec -- need the money now to make sure needy patients have access...
Prairie Audio 1:30 PM MT
Prairie Audio 1:30 PM MT----PR10 - (Calgary-Police-Charged)CALGARY. x-07s. A Calgary Police Association vice president says the union continues to be led by an officer who has been charged with perjury and assault with a weapon. The Alberta Serious Incident...
Prairie Audio 3:30 PM MT
Prairie Audio 3:30 PM MT----PR14 - (Mba-Pea-Plant)WINNIPEG. x-13s. A new plant that specializes in pea protein is slated to be built near Portage La Prairie, Manitoba. Roquette, a French company, has chosen the site for a facility that will employ about...
--Prairie Update-
(Mba-Grant-Retrial)A retired Winnipeg police officer has testified under cross-examination that he and his colleagues were careful while investigating the murder of a 13-year-old girl back in 1985, but they didn't wear masks or bodysuits.Sergeant Ronald...
--Prairie Update-
(Health-Transfers-Manitoba)Manitoba's premier says he won't be following Saskatchewan's example by signing a bilateral deal with Ottawa on health-care funding.Brian Pallister says his province stands with Ontario, Quebec and B-C, and remains opposed...
Premier Wynne Vows More Hydro Relief before Spring Budget
Wynne vows more hydro relief before budget--TORONTO - More hydro relief for Ontario ratepayers will be announced before the spring budget, Premier Kathleen Wynne said Wednesday as she met with a Windsor-area resident.Libby Keenan, who has a farm with...
Prep-Agriculture-Report
(Tory-Leadership-Debate)The topic of agriculture caused some sparks to fly at the French-language debate of the 13 federal Tory leadership candidates.Steven Blaney took aim at Maxime Bernier over his promise to get rid of the supply-and-demand system...
Prep-LifeWatch
---(McDonalds-Nuts)McDonald's Canada has peanut allergy sufferers on edge with the announcement of its first product containing peanuts or tree nuts not to come in an individual package.In a statement, the company says its new Skor McFlurry contains...
Q&A: Buffy Sainte-Marie Talks Activism and Music Ahead of Juno Awards Honour
Sainte-Marie to get humanitarian award at Junos--TORONTO - Buffy Sainte-Marie has told the stories of outliers and underdogs throughout her career and organizers at the Juno Awards say it's time to recognize the singer's contributions to the community.The...
Reynolds Rebounds from Hip Injury to Be at Top of His Game Heading to Nationals
Reynolds at top of his game after comeback--OTTAWA - Kevin Reynolds' rehabilitation from hip surgery took place in a gym adjacent to a skating rink in Burnaby, B.C.The 26-year-old would watch the skaters at his training base at Eight Rinks, all the while...
Sears Partners with N.B. to Open New Business Centre, Improve Customer Service
Sears partners with N.B. to create 180 jobs--TORONTO - The New Brunswick government is giving struggling retailer Sears Canada Inc. $3.5 million to open a business centre in the province that's expected to create 180 new jobs.The centre, to be located...
Secondary Scoring Comes through, Price Woes Continue, as Pens Top Canadiens 4-1
Fehr, Guentzel goals lift Pens over Habs 4-1--MONTREAL - It is rare that the name Carey Price is linked with the word "slump" but the Montreal Canadiens star goaltender is starting to hear it.A 4-1 loss on Wednesday night to the Pittsburgh Penguins marked...
--Second NewsWatch-
---(Trudeau-Tour)Prime Minister Trudeau's cross-country tour will remain in Quebec today, and will begin with a private meeting with Lac Megantic Mayor Jean-Guy Cloutier.The town was rocked by a fiery oil-train explosion in July 2013 that killed 47 people.Trudeau...
Senator Wants Inquiry after Charges Stayed against Two Women in Alberta Killing
Senator wants inquiry into Alberta case--OTTAWA - A senator is calling for a public inquiry after Alberta prosecutors stayed charges against a second woman accused in a murder case.Kim Pate says an inquiry is needed to look at the actions of police and...
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