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A Chronological History of the Controversial Keystone XL Pipeline Project
A timeline of the Keystone XL pipeline--OTTAWA - A timeline of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project:July 2008: TransCanada Corp. (TSX:TRP) and ConocoPhillips, joint owners of the Keystone Pipeline, propose a major extension to the network,...
ADVISORY-B-C Calendar
Here is Tuesday's B.C. calendar:BURNABY - Coroners inquest into the death of 20-year-old Brandon Jansen. He died March 7, 2016, at a substance-abuse treatment centre in Powell River. (9:30 a.m. at Coroners Court, 20th floor, MetroTower II, 4720 Kingsway)BURNABY...
Alberta Research Shows Fracking Fluids Cause 'Significant' Harm to Fish
Fracking fluids can harm fish: study--EDMONTON - Research has found that liquids released from fracked oil and gas wells can harm fish even at low concentrations."When we put these frack fluids in, the fluids themselves generate chemicals that have detrimental...
A Look at Oscar-Nominated Director Denis Villeneuve's Filmography
A look at Denis Villeneuve's filmography--Quebec's Denis Villeneuve is up for a best-director Oscar for his work on the brainy sci-fi drama "Arrival," which is also a best-picture contender.Villeneuve's varied resume features films filled with dark themes,...
A Look at Oscar-Nominated Quebec Director Denis Villeneuve
A look at Oscar-nominated Denis Villeneuve--You could say that Quebec director Denis Villeneuve has officially arrived, now that he's scored an Oscar nomination for his alien-invasion tale "Arrival."But the acclaimed filmmaker has a long history of churning...
Atlantic Audio 12:05 PM AT
Atlantic Audio 12:05 PM AT--AT01 - (Tiny-Womens-March)SANDY COVE, N.S. x-18s. Two people who organized a last-minute march in support of women's rights say they have been overwhelmed by the support people around the world have shown them and their tiny...
Atlantic Audio 3:45 PM AT
Atlantic Audio 3:45 PM AT--AT03 - (NB-Racist-Place-Names)SAINT JOHN, N.B. x-11s. Name changes are being proposed for two places near Saint John, New Brunswick that contain the anachronistic word Negro. Researcher Ralph Thomas, who is working with the...
Atlantic Update
(Police-Shooting-Inquiry)The beige, battered recliner in which Don Dunphy's body was found was front-and-centre at the inquiry into his death yesterday in St. John's, Newfoundland.The lawyer for Dunphy's daughter grilled R-N-C Constable Joe Smyth about...
--Atlantic Update-
---(WEA-Atl-Freezing-Rain)Schools are closed and people are being warned of possible power outages as a storm moving up from the American seaboard is bringing freezing rain to the Maritimes.Environment Canada says freezing rain is forecast for Nova Scotia...
Bald Eagle Missing after Hole Cut in Enclosure at Thunder Bay, Ont., Zoo
Bald eagle missing from Ontario zoo--A bald eagle is missing at an Ontario zoo after the bird's enclosure was vandalized.Gordon John, the acting parks manager at Chippewa Wildlife Park in Thunder Bay, Ont., said someone snuck into the park last Thursday,...
B.C. Launches Aboriginal Family Court Program to Reduce Indigenous Kids in Care
B.C. starts aboriginal family court program--NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. - British Columbia hopes to reduce the over-representation of indigenous children in government care with a new aboriginal family court pilot program.The Aboriginal Family Healing Court...
--B-C Update-
------(BC-Overdose-Crisis-Beds)B-C Health Minister Terry Lake says he hopes new measures -- like the province's overdose prevention sites and at least one "sharing room" for people using drugs -- will be temporary.He says the province is trying to get...
Business News Advisory
Business News Advisory--TUESDAY, JAN. 24, 2017BUSINESS 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 Coach Gulutzan: 'We Were Pathetic' after Flames' 5-1 Loss to Canadiens
Gulutzan: 'We were pathetic' after Flames loss--MONTREAL - Calgary Flames coach Glen Gulutzan did not mince words after his side's lopsided loss in Montreal.The Flames were the second-best team for much of the night as the Canadiens came away with a...
Canada Pauses Peacekeeping Plan to Better Co-Ordinate with Americans
Canada to run peacekeeping plan by U.S.--OTTAWA - Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan plans to talk to his American counterpart before he pursues Canada's plan to send peacekeepers to Africa, saying co-ordination with the U.S. is essential.The government...
Canada Rugby Coach Facing Challenges against Professional Opposition
Canada rugby coach facing challenges--The challenges of coaching Canada's men's rugby team are myriad, on and off the field.While Tier 1 nations like England have a structure in place that allows them to assemble their top talent for February test matches...
CMHC: Impact of GTA House Prices Being Felt in Wider Circle of Ontario Cities
CMHC: GTA home prices affecting other markets--TORONTO - High house prices in the Greater Toronto Area are spilling over into nearby markets, especially those within commuting distance, according to the latest report from Canada Mortgage and Housing...
CN Rail Is Optimistic That Canada Won't Be Hurt by Potential NAFTA Changes
CN Rail boosts dividend on strong results--MONTREAL - Canadian National Railway says it's "cautiously optimistic" the country won't be hurt by potential changes to NAFTA even though the automotive sector could be in the crosshairs of U.S. President Donald...
CORRECTION-Ontario Update-
---REPEATS TO CORRECT PRONOUNCER OF POLICE CONSTABLE'S NAME IN LAST GRAPH OF LEAD STORY---(Nursing-Home-Probe)The bodies of two Ontario seniors have been exhumed as part of a police investigation into a former nurse accused of killing eight patients...
CP: Harrison Gave Up $118 Million in Payments, Benefits to Leave Company Early
CP CEO gave up $118 million to leave early--CALGARY - Canadian Pacific Railway has revealed terms of a new employment agreement that it negotiated with outgoing chief executive Hunter Harrison, who agreed to forfeit $118 million of benefits and payments...
Denis Villeneuve Celebrates Oscar Noms with Pancakes, Coffee and Bubbly
'Arrival' director Denis Villeneuve on Oscar noms--TORONTO - A restless Denis Villeneuve got up at 5 a.m. in Los Angeles on Tuesday, watched the sunrise and waited for the Oscar nominations to pour in.Momentum had been building for his Quebec-shot alien-invasion...
Draisaitl Showing That McDavid Isn't the Only Oilers Star on the Rise
Draisaitl another emerging star in Edmonton--Leon Draisaitl couldn't get enough of the National Hockey League when he first came to North America.A German teenager living in the small city of Prince Albert, Sask., and playing for the local Western Hockey...
Drogba Gone, but Impact Starting 11 Intact as Training Camp Opens
Few changes made as Impact open camp--MONTREAL - There wasn't much need for introductory handshakes as the Montreal Impact reassembled for training camp on Tuesday only 55 days after their extra time loss to Toronto FC in the MLS Eastern Conference final.Other...
--Eighteenth NewsWatch-
---(Trump-Keystone-Protest) (Audio: 188)Hundreds of people gathered at the White House to protest Donald Trump's support of two major pipelines, including TransCanada's Keystone X-L.The crowd descended just hours after the U-S president signed executive...
--Eighth NewsWatch-
---(US-Trump-Pipelines)U-S President Donald Trump is expected to sign executive orders at the White House to advance construction of the Keystone X-L and Dakota Access oil pipelines.Former president Barack Obama killed the Alberta-to-Texas Gulf coast...
--Eleventh NewsWatch-
---(US-Trump-Keystone) (Audio: 125)U-S President Donald Trump has signed an executive order potentially reviving the Canada-to-Texas Keystone X-L oil pipeline.But it's not a done deal because of potential legal and political fights and Trump's statement...
Exhibition Depicts Canada's Prime Ministers with Majesty and Mischief
Prime ministers are the stars of N.S. show--HALIFAX - It's John Diefenbaker as you've never seen him -- standing on a chair, an intricate miniature statue of the 13th prime minister in a quirky exhibition that captures 150 years of Canadian political...
Federal Court Rejects Quebec Professor's Bid to Condemn Ottawa's Saudi Arms Deal
Federal Court rejects Saudi arms challenge--OTTAWA - The Federal Court has dismissed a challenge by a Quebec law professor to condemn the federal government's $15-billion sale of light armoured vehicles to Saudi Arabia.University of Montreal law professor...
--Fifteenth NewsWatch-
---(US-Trump-Keystone) (Audio: 164)Saskatchewan's government is calling the Trump administration's approval of the Keystone X-L pipeline a win for both Canada and the United States.Energy and Resources Minister Dustin Duncan says even though it won't...
--Fifth NewsWatch-
---(EU-Europe-Canada)The trade agreement between the European Union and Canada has cleared a big hurdle in the EU's parliament today.The E-U's trade committee backed the deal by a vote of 25-15 with one abstention, preparing the pact for a full ratification...
--First NewsWatch-
---(Cabinet-Retreat-Trade)A key adviser to new U-S President Donald Trump is assuring Canada there's no need for it to be "enormously worried" about an overhaul in American trade policy now that Trump holds the Oval Office.Stephen Schwarzman -- who leads...
Flames Give Up First Goal for the Eighth Straight Game, Fall 4-0 to Leafs
Flames give up first goal again in loss--TORONTO - Falling behind has become a routine for the Calgary Flames. Monday night at the Air Canada Centre was no different.Calgary allowed the first goal of the game -- again -- en route to their third loss...
Former Sledge Hockey Player Todd Nicholson Named 2018 Paralympic Chef De Mission
Nicholson named Paralympic chef de mission--Lying in hospital after a prom night car accident left him a paraplegic, Todd Nicholson asked his parents what he was going to do with his life."'We don't care what you do,'" he recalls them telling their 18-year-old...
--Fourteenth NewsWatch-
---(US-Trump-Keystone) (Audio: 143)As Alberta Premier Rachel Notley welcomes the Trump administration's approval of the Keystone X-L project she says her focus will remain on pipelines to ports in Canada.Notley noted the construction of the TransCanada...
--Fourth NewsWatch-
---(NAFTA-Cda-US-Mexico)(Audio:55)The Trudeau cabinet will begin day two of its retreat in Calgary as continental trade involving a new U-S government continues to make news.One of U-S President Donald Trump's advisers, Stephen Schwarzman, attended the...
Giovinco's Agent Says China Has Made 'Important Offer' for Toronto FC Striker
Giovinco agent: China makes offer for Atomic Ant--TORONTO - Star striker Sebastian Giovinco says he's happy at Toronto FC. His agent says he needs to talk to the MLS club about a "important offer" from China."The Chinese club seems to be very interested,...
Google, Facebook Say They'll Soon Roll out Tools to Sift Fake Canadian News
Coming to Canada: 'fake news' tools--OTTAWA - Two of the world's biggest digital information platforms say they're getting ready to roll out tools in Canada designed to crack down on so-called "fake news."The phenomenon of false or misleading information...
Greenpeace Argues Resolute Racketeering Suit 'Brute Force' Intimidation
Greenpeace argues Resolute suit 'brute force'--TORONTO - A $300-million lawsuit filed by a multinational forest giant against Greenpeace under American racketeering laws enacted to deal with organized crime is simply an intimidation tactic that would...
Handcuffs, Hacksaws and Human Flesh Collected in Calgary Triple-Murder Case
Gruesome exhibits in Calgary murder case--Calgary police amassed 1,400 pieces of evidence -- including human flesh, handcuffs, leashes, knives and adult diapers -- during their investigation into the disappearance of a Calgary couple and their grandson,...
Health Canada Seizes 'Health Products' from Toronto Adult Shop
Health Canada seizes products from adult shop--OTTAWA - Health Canada says it has seized unauthorized health products from a Toronto adult shop.The agency says three of the seized products are so-called "poppers," which it says can be dangerous if inhaled...
Health Minister Says B.C. Can't Wait for Ottawa's Approval during Drug Crisis
B.C. pushes ahead on drug strategy to save lives--VANCOUVER - British Columbia's health minister says the province's overdose prevention sites and at least one "sharing room" where people use drugs may not be legal under federal laws but they're intended...
Internet Charmed by Small Band of Women Who Marched in Tiny N.S. Village
Internet charmed by small N.S. women's march--DIGBY, N.S. - When Gwen Wilson and Melissa Merritt decided at the last minute to organize their own women's march, they were prepared to be the only ones trudging down the sole road in their rural Nova Scotia...
It's Alive, Maybe: Trump Signs Order Potentially Reviving Keystone XL Pipeline
Trump signs order on Keystone XL pipeline--WASHINGTON - A zombie project that has spent years haunting Canada-U.S. relations in its never-born-yet-never-quite-dead state of perpetual limbo has just been given hope of life by new U.S. President Donald...
Judge Scraps B.C.'S Bid to Toss Lawsuit against Welfare Deductions for Methadone
Judge rejects B.C.'s bid to toss methadone lawsuit--VANCOUVER - A B.C. Supreme Court judge has rejected an attempt by the provincial government to stop a proposed class-action lawsuit aimed at compensating recovering drug addicts who had to pay out of...
Keystone XL: Hundreds Protest at White House, Signalling Upcoming Pipeline Fight
KXL: White House protest signals new fight--WASHINGTON - Hundreds of people gathered at the White House for an anti-pipeline protest Tuesday that hints at an aggressive upcoming challenge against the Keystone XL pipeline, despite its support from the...
Manitoba Launches Campaign Critical of Federal Health Funding Plan
Manitoba goes online in health fight with Ottawa--WINNIPEG - Manitoba is launching an online ad campaign against the federal government's health-care funding plan and is hinting other provinces may follow suit.The provincial government is starting a...
Manitoba Minister Won't Say Whether Ban on Night Hunting Is on the Table
Manitoba reeves push for night hunting ban--WINNIPEG - The Manitoba government refused to say Tuesday whether it will try to ban indigenous hunting at night -- a move that would appease municipal leaders and anger indigenous groups.Sustainable Development...
Mike Condon Perfect as Ottawa Senators Shut out Washington Capitals 3-0
Mike Condon perfect in Senators' 3-0 win--OTTAWA - As far as Mike Condon was concerned, it was about time.Condon made 31 saves to pick up his fourth shutout of the season as the Ottawa Senators defeated the Washington Capitals 3-0 on Tuesday night in...
Milos Raonic Leads Canada into Home-Court Davis Cup Tie versus Britain
Raonic leads Canada into home Davis Cup tie--OTTAWA - Canada's captain Martin Laurendeau says Britain will be a tough Davis Cup opponent even without Andy Murray.Milos Raonic, Vasek Pospisil, Daniel Nestor and Denis Shapovalov are the host country's...
Mojito with Your Manicure? B.C. Now Let's Businesses Apply for Liquor Licences
'Modernized' liquor laws come into effect in B.C.--VANCOUVER - From book stores to barber shops, businesses across British Columbia can now ask the provincial government for permission to serve liquor.Under new legislation that came into effect Monday,...
Most Canadians like Current Voting System, but Open to Electoral Reform: Report
Feds quietly release electoral reform report--OTTAWA - Two-thirds of Canadians are happy with how their current voting system works, says a report detailing the findings of the Trudeau government's online electoral reform survey.The report, quietly released...
Mulcair Urges Trudeau to Stand Up to Trump on Keystone XL Pipeline
Stand up to Trump on Keystone XL: Mulcair--OTTAWA - Justin Trudeau should be standing up to Donald Trump, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair said Tuesday as he urged the prime minister to push back against the U.S. president's newly enshrined support for the Keystone...
National Audio 11:35 AM ET
National Audio 11:35 AM ET--NAT108 - (US-Oscars-Nominations) UNDATED. x-30s. (Oscar Wells Gabriel) The Oscar nominations are in. Oscar Wells Gabriel reports that one movie is getting a lot of attention. (opens with sound) (SOURCE:The Associated Press)--NAT109...
National Audio 12:35 PM ET
National Audio 12:35 PM ET--NAT122 - (Britain-Brexit-Lawsuit) LONDON. x-19s. Britain's Supreme Court ruled today government must get parliamentary approval before starting the process of leaving the European Union. Charles de Ledesma reports despite...
National Audio 1:35 PM ET
National Audio 1:35 PM ET--NAT129 - (US-Trump) HASTINGS, NEBRASKA. x-20s. The Keystone X-L pipeline is back on -- maybe. U-S President Donald Trump signed an executive order today potentially reviving the Canada-to-Texas pipeline, the subject of a multi-year...
National Audio 1:45 PM ET
National Audio 1:45 PM ET--NAT132 - (Cabinet-Retreat) CALGARY. x-10s. The mayor of Calgary is welcoming news that U-S President Donald Trump has signed an executive order potentially reviving the controversial Keystone X-L pipeline. Speaking in Calgary...
National Audio 2:15 PM ET
National Audio 2:15 PM ET--NAT139 - (SPORTS-SOC-MLS-Toronto-FC) TORONTO. x-12s. Some six weeks after losing the M-L-S Cup final on a penalty shootout, Toronto F-C is back in training camp. Veteran defender Drew Moor says the league will be gunning for...
National Audio 2:45 AM ET
National Audio 2:45 AM ET--NAT001 - (One-Handed-Shooter) ABBOTSFORD, B.C. x-23s. Graeme Foote may have been born without much of his right hand, but he has never let that get between him and his targets. The 39-year-old from Surrey, B-C took up competitive...
National Audio 2:45 PM ET
National Audio 2:45 PM ET--NAT145 - (ENT-FILM-Oscars-Canadians) LOS ANGELES. x-11s. Canadian director Denis Villeneuve is celebrating his first Oscar nomination. The Quebec filmmaker received a best director nod for "Arrival." Villeneuve says it's an...
National Audio 3:05 PM ET
National Audio 3:05 PM ET--NAT149 - (US-Trump-Pipelines) CALGARY. x-19s. Canada's Natural Resources minister says the U-S approval of the Keystone X-L pipeline means lots of good jobs for Canadians. Jim Carr says the Trans-Canada pipeline alone means...
National Audio 3:45 PM ET
National Audio 3:45 PM ET--NAT157 - (US-Trump-Pipelines) CALGARY. x-10s. Canada's oil and gas industry is welcoming U-S President Donald Trump's actions today that could revive the Keystone X-L pipeline. Tim McMillan, president and C-E-O of the Canadian...
National Audio 3:55 AM ET
National Audio 3:55 AM ET--NAT024 - (Business-Minute) TORONTO. x-65s. (Karen Rebot (REE'-boh)) The Canadian Press Business Minute. (SOURCE:The Canadian Press) --NAT025 - (US-Severe-Weather) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-11s. There are flight delays...
National Audio 4:15 PM ET
National Audio 4:15 PM ET--NAT162 - (US-Trump-Keystone-Wall) REGINA. x-12s. Saskatchewan says U-S President Donald Trump's approval of the Keystone X-L pipeline is a win for both Canada and the United States. Saskatchewan Energy and Resources Minister...
National Audio 4:55 AM ET
National Audio 4:55 AM ET--NAT038 - (Cabinet-Retreat) CALGARY. x-10s. A federal cabinet retreat in Calgary is entering its second day. The Canada-U-S relationship in the Donald Trump era is the focus of the talks. Labour Minister Patty Hajdu (HI'-doo)...
National Audio 4:55 PM ET
National Audio 4:55 PM ET--NAT168 - (Trump-Keystone-Notley) EDMONTON. x-11s. Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says she welcomes the United States reviving the Keystone X-L pipeline. She says it will not have any effect on oilsands production, even with...
National Audio 5:35 PM ET
National Audio 5:35 PM ET--NAT172 - (Cabinet-Retreat-NAFTA) CALGARY. x-18s. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has no timetable or dates set for when he gets into discussions about the North American Free Trade deal with the Trump administration. But Trudeau...
National Audio 5:45 AM ET
National Audio 5:45 AM ET--NAT048 - (Syria) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) ASTANA, Kazakhstan. x-20s. The latest round of peace talks to end Syria's six-year civil war got off to a rough start in Kazakhstan yesterday, but the warring sides are back at it today....
National Audio 6:45 AM ET
National Audio 6:45 AM ET--NAT056 - (ENT-TV-Jimmy-Kimmel-Live) LOS ANGELES. x-14s. Yesterday was the first formal work day of the new Trump administration -- and the late-night comics are going to work on the new president. Over the weekend, a top aide...
National Audio 6:55 PM ET
National Audio 6:55 PM ET--NAT183 - (Wheat-Whisky) LUMSDEN, Saskatchewan. x-13s. Saskatchewan wheat is being used to make an award-winning whisky northwest of Regina. Colin Schmidt is an owner of Last Mountain Distillery in Lumsden. He recently won silver...
National Audio 7:45 AM ET
National Audio 7:45 AM ET--NAT069 - (US-ODDITY-Jail-Better-Than-Spouse) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-31s. (Dave Packer) How bad do things have to get at home before you choose prison over your spouse? (SOURCE:ABC)--NAT070 - (US-The-Wealth-Gap) (NOT...
National Audio 8:05 AM ET
National Audio 8:05 AM ET--NAT073 - (US-Trump-Health-Secretary) WASHINGTON. x-27s. (Sandy Kozel) A second Senate committee is ready to interrogate U-S President Donald Trump's pick for health secretary. (SOURCE:The Associated Press)--NAT074 - (US-Trump-Health-Secretary)...
National Audio 8:05 PM ET
National Audio 8:05 PM ET--NAT188 - (Trump-Keystone-Protest) WASHINGTON. x-09s. Hundreds gathered at the White House today for a protest that hints at an aggressive challenge of the Keystone X-L pipeline. Anthony Torres of the Sierra Club says the anti-pipeline...
National Audio 9:15 AM ET
National Audio 9:15 AM ET--NAT084 - (US-Oscars-Nominations) (EXTENDED) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) BEVERLY HILLS, California. x-27s. The Academy Award nominations have been released. The musical "La La Land," starring Emma Stone and Canadian actor Ryan Gosling,...
National Audio 9:45 AM ET
National Audio 9:45 AM ET--NAT089 - (US-Oscars-Nominations) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) BEVERLY HILLS, California. x-19s. The Academy Award nominations have been released. Here are the nominees for lead actress. ("..Foster Jenkins.") (SOURCE:ABC)TAG: The musical...
N.B. Police Raid Marijuana Dispensaries, Saying Law Hasn't Changed Yet
N.B. police raid marijuana dispensaries--SAINT JOHN, N.B. - Police cannot "hypothesize" what the Trudeau Liberals will do with their marijuana legislation, or when they will do it, a New Brunswick police chief said Tuesday as his force raided multiple...
New Brunswick Government Asked to Remove 'Negro' from Place Names in Province
N.B. asked to ditch 'Negro' from place names--SAINT JOHN, N.B. - Name changes are being proposed for two places near New Brunswick's largest city as part of a province-wide plan to update the use of the anachronistic word Negro.Ralph Thomas, president...
NFB Animated Short 'Blind Vaysha' by Theodore Ushev among Canucks Up for Oscars
NFB animated short 'Blind Vaysha' gets Oscar nom--TORONTO - Montreal animator Theodore Ushev has been toiling away at his craft for over 15 years and has 16 films to his credit.He came to believe that his short films were too avant garde for consideration...
NFL Lineman Franklin Looking to Give Back to His Home-Town Association
Franklin to give back to hometown association--TORONTO - Orlando Franklin has made it big in the NFL, but he hasn't forgotten his Toronto football roots.The Los Angeles Chargers hulking offensive guard has reached an agreement in principle to purchase...
NHL 100: A Look at Highs and Lows of the All-Star Game
NHL 100: A weekly look at 100 years of hockey--The NHL all-star game has seen many formats over the decades. Ideas come and go to combat low intensity levels from players whose top priority is not to get injured, but interest seemed to pick up at last...
--Nineteenth NewsWatch-
---(Trump-Keystone-Protest)Anti-pipeline activists are promising a lengthy protest campaign after U-S President Donald Trump signed orders supporting two major projects.The executive orders are aimed at facilitating the construction of TransCanada's...
--Ninth NewsWatch-
---(US-Trump-Pipelines) (Audio: 105)The Keystone X-L pipeline project is expected to get the green light today from U-S President Donald Trump.Trump is expected to sign an executive order to advance construction of the Alberta-to-Texas Gulf coast project...
Nova Scotia Acadians Win Key Court Battle over French-Speaking Ridings
Acadians win court battle over ridings--HALIFAX - The Nova Scotia government says it is eager to speak to the province's Acadians about appointing an independent commission to redraw the province's electoral boundaries, a move that could offer the French-speaking...
One-Handed Marksman Doesn't Let Disability Prevent Him from Reaching His Target
One-handed marksman rises in shooting world--ABBOTSFORD, B.C. - He works deftly, loading five bullets into a magazine. He steadies the .308-calibre rifle on a pair of sand bags and peers delicately through the scope.He fires, pulls back the bolt to reload,...
Ontario Premier, Cabinet Ministers, Trade Open Letters with O'Leary
Letters to O'Leary: more Liberals fire back--TORONTO - The Ontario Liberal government is blitzing federal Conservative leadership candidate Kevin O'Leary with a series of fact-check open letters, which a political pundit said could be part of an electoral...
--Ontario Update-
---(Wynne-O'Leary-Letter)Members of Ontario's Liberal government are firing off open fact-check letters responding to recent statements from federal Conservative leadership candidate Kevin O'Leary.Premier Kathleen Wynne first took O'Leary to task for...
--Ontario Update-
---(CMHC-GTA-Influence)Canada's federal housing agency says skyrocketing home prices in the Greater Toronto Area are having a ripple effect as far away as Peterborough and the Niagara region.Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation says single-family...
Postmedia Laying off 15 Positions at Ottawa Citizen and Montreal Gazette
Postmedia cutting 15 jobs at Citizen and Gazette--TORONTO - A media union says it's been told by Postmedia that the company plans to cut 15 positions at the Ottawa Citizen and Montreal Gazette newspapers.CWA Canada said Tuesday that the cuts, combined...
Power-Play Boom, Better Positioning Behind Nazem Kadri's Goal Spike
Power-play boom behind Kadri's goal spike--TORONTO - Nazem Kadri tried to address the mechanics of his shot, increase his arm strength and fire the puck a bit quicker this year, all in a bid to score more often for the Maple Leafs.But what's really pushed...
Prairie Audio 2:00 PM MT
Prairie Audio 2:00 PM MT----PR10 - (Mba-Night-Hunting)WINNIPEG. x-7s. Municipal leaders from western Manitoba say they are optimistic new restrictions on night hunting, which would apply to indigenous hunters, are in the works. Reeves from a handful...
Prairie Audio 2:30 PM MT
Prairie Audio 2:30 PM MT----PR13 - (Trump-Keystone-Notley)EDMONTON. x-11s. Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says she welcomes the United States reviving the Keystone X-L pipeline. She says it will not have any effect on oilsands production, even with new...
Prairie Audio 4:20 PM MT
Prairie Audio 4:20 PM MT----PR17 - (Health-Transfers-Ads)WINNIPEG. x-11s. The battle between the provinces and Ottawa over health care funding appears to be heating up. The Manitoba government is launching a website and social-media campaign to criticize...
--Prairie Update-
(Mba-Flood-Prediction)The Red River Basin Commission is warning Manitobans living along the Red River to prepare for a flood season.Manitoba director Steve Strang says while there is a good possibility of flooding, it is hard to predict what level.Strang...
--Prairie Update-
(US-Trump-Keystone-Notley) (Alta Note)Alberta's premier is welcoming U-S approval of the Keystone X-L project but notes the TransCanada pipeline is far from the province's priority export market in Asia.Rachel Notley says her focus remains on pipelines...
Prep-Agriculture-Report
(Mba-Flood-Season)The Red River Basin Commission is warning Manitobans living along the Red River to prepare for a flood season.Manitoba director Steve Strang says while there is a good possibility of flooding, it is hard to predict what level.Strang...
Prep-Entertainment-Report for Tuesday, Jan. 24
Prep-Entertainment-Report for Jan. 24-----STEPHEN COLBERT - EMMYSNEW YORK (AP) -- Stephen Colbert will host the Emmy Awards this year. The annual awards show is set for Sept. 17th in Los Angeles. And the host of the C-B-S "Late Show" isn't wasting any...
--Prep-LifeWatch--
---(US-TV-Alzheimer's-Documentary)An important new documentary -- "Alzheimer's: Every Minute Counts" -- is painting a worsening picture of Alzheimer's as the baby boomer generation ages.According to the program, there are now more than five-million people...
Raptors Drop Fourth Straight Loss, a 108-106 Decision to San Antonio
Raptors lose 4th straight, 108-106 to Spurs--TORONTO - They were playing some of their worst basketball in recent history, and missing all-star starter DeMar DeRozan. Tuesday's game against the San Antonio Spurs could have been truly ugly for the Toronto...
Ryan Getzlaf's Third-Period Goal Lifts Anaheim Ducks over Winnipeg Jets 3-2
Ryan Getzlaf lifts Ducks over Jets 3-2--WINNIPEG - Ryan Getzlaf has seen the future. And it's on the power play.Getzlaf's game-winner on Monday came on the only successful power-play of a penalty-filled game as the Anaheim Ducks edged the Winnipeg Jets...
--Second NewsWatch-
---(NAFTA-Canada)A trade-skeptical New York congressman is calling for the U-S to broker a bilateral deal with Canada instead of updating the three-party North American Free Trade Agreement.Chris Collins says America's northern and southern neighbours...
Senators Acquire Forward Wingels Form Sharks for Two AHL Players, 7th-Round Pick
Senators acquire Wingels form Sharks--OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators had been searching for months for a forward who could bring "valuable NHL experience" to a team looking to contend for a playoff spot.General Manager Pierre Dorion says he's found that...
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