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Articles from February 1, 2017

2016-17 National Hockey League Player's Awards List
2016-17 National Hockey League player's awards list--Player's awards for the 2016-17 season as announced by the National Hockey League:STARS OF THE WEEKJan. 30First Star: Wayne Simmonds, RW, Philadelphia Flyers; Second Star: Patrick Marleau, LW, San...
72 Candidates Selected to Vie for a Spot in Canada's Team of Astronauts
72 vying to be next Canadian astronaut--OTTAWA - A military fighter pilot, a navigation engineer for NASA, and a doctor specializing in brain and spinal injuries are among the candidates short-listed by the Canadian Space Agency to join the country's...
ADVISORY-B-C-Staff
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Advisory-Prairie-Calendar
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A Timeline of Events Surrounding the Liberal Promise of Electoral Reform
Chronology: the Liberals on electoral reform--OTTAWA - During the 2015 election campaign, Justin Trudeau promised that a Liberal government would ensure it was the last to be held under the first-past-the-post electoral system. A look at how the electoral...
Atlantic Update
---(WEA-Atlantic-Storm)New Brunswick's Green Party leader says regulations need to be changed to ensure hydro poles can stand up to violent storms David Coon says are part of a wider trend of climate change.More than 88-hundred people -- mainly on the...
Awards Show Acceptance Speeches Getting Fiery in Trump Era
Awards-show speeches getting fiery in Trump era--TORONTO - Awards show acceptance speeches are often filled with passion, but lately they've been particularly fiery.As political unrest has intensified in the U.S., several stars have used the stage to...
BC Audio 5:25 PM ET
BC Audio 5:25 PM ET--BC02 -(Forest-Safety)VICTORIA. x-12s. A logger who lost his leg in a tree-falling accident on Haida Gwaii says he was forced to wait for five hours for an air ambulance to evacuate him to the nearest hospital in Queen Charlotte City,...
B.C. Health Ministry Says Drug Users Testing Positive for Opioid Carfentanil
B.C. health ministry confirms use of carfentanil--VICTORIA - The appearance of the deadly opioid carfentanil may explain the dramatic spike in overdoses in British Columbia, despite efforts to slow the carnage, the provincial health officer says.Dr....
--B-C Update-
------(BC-Carfentanil-Confirmed)Provincial health officials say tests have confirmed that carfentanil -- a deadly synthetic opioid used to tranquilize elephants -- is being ingested by illicit drug users in Metro Vancouver.The B-C Health Ministry says...
Blood-Spattered Quebec Mosque Opens Doors after Weekend Shooting
Quebec mosque opens doors after shooting--QUEBEC - Members of the city's Muslim community walked over thick crusts of blood dried into the carpet of their mosque on Wednesday as they returned to the scene of last weekend's carnage where six men were...
Calgary Police Officer Cites Bullying in Attempt to Resign at Public Meeting
Calgary police officer resigns over bullying--Calgary's police chief says that for now he won't accept the resignation of a female officer who broke down in tears at a public meeting over sexual harassment and bullying she says she faces on the job.Const....
Cameco CEO 'Surprised' after Tokyo Electric Cancels $1.3B Uranium Contract
Contract dispute caught Cameco CEO off guard--CALGARY - A Japanese utility's decision to abruptly end a uranium supply contract worth about $1.3 billion from now through 2028 came "out of the blue," the CEO of Cameco Corp. said Wednesday.Tim Gitzel said...
Canadian Wingsuit Flyer Eulogized after Dying on Mountain in China
Canadian wingsuit flyer dies in China--Friends and colleagues of a Canadian adventurer who died in China are flooding social media with glowing tributes, loving remembrances and some small measure of resignation at the inevitability of his demise.The...
Celebrity Birthdays for Feb. 1
Celebrity birthdays for Feb. 1--Celebrity Birthdays for Feb. 1:Actor Stuart Whitman is 89.Singer Bob Shane (The Kingston Trio) is 83.Actor-comedian Garrett Morris is 80.Canadian arranger and jazz tenor saxophonist Rick Wilkins is 80.Singer Don Everly...
CGI Says Network of Local Service Centres a Plus as U.S. Cracks Down on Visas
CGI optimistic about Trump administration--MONTREAL - IT company CGI Group Inc. says its practice of employing local talent at its network of service centres could drive new government business in the United States as the administration cracks down on...
Conjugal Visit Valuable for Inmates, Should Mimic Normal Environment: Warden
Conjugal visits valuable for inmates: warden--MISSION, B.C. - It looks like a normal three-bedroom family home. A ceiling fan whirrs over a pair of sofas in the living room. The hallway shelves carry a pile of bed sheets. A refrigerator hums quietly...
Editorial Exchange: Attacks on Muslims Must Be Denounced
Editorial Exchange: Attacks on Muslims must be denounced--An editorial from the Hamilton Spectator, published Jan. 31:It is time for people of goodwill everywhere to stand in solidarity with their Muslim neighbours.The senseless acts of bigotry, hatred...
Editorial Exchange: Canada Mourns Mosque Murders
Editorial Exchange: Canada mourns mosque murders--An editorial from the Halifax Chronicle Herald, published Jan. 31:Canadians are in mourning. Echoing the words of Mohamed Labidi, vice-president of the Centre Culturel Islamique de Quebec, where six men...
Editorial Exchange: Canada Must Stand Strong in Wake of Attack on Mosque
Editorial Exchange: Canada must stand strong in wake of attack on mosque--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Jan. 30:More than a million Canadians are Muslim, and in the wake of the horrific shooting at a Quebec City mosque many of them will...
Editorial Exchange: Dark Night
Editorial Exchange: Dark night--An editorial from the Amherst News, published Jan. 31:In Quebec City, a chilling event: people were gunned down while they were at prayer.Just think about that for a moment. People gunned down, while at prayer.The attack,...
Editorial Exchange: Freer Trade Still Route for Economy
Editorial Exchange: Freer trade still route for economy--An editorial from the Winnipeg Free Press, published Feb. 1:As Canada and the United States prepare to meet for the first time since U.S. President Donald Trump was sworn into office, Prime Minister...
Editorial Exchange: Trump's Tweedicts - a Crushing Small Price
Editorial Exchange: Trump's tweedicts - a crushing small price--An editorial from the Halifax Chronicle Herald, published Feb. 1:It was all just an "inconvenience" and "a small price to pay" for the safety of Americans, according to White House spokesman...
Editorial Exchange: Trying to Understand Travel Ban
Editorial Exchange: Trying to understand travel ban--An editorial from the Winnipeg Free Press, published Jan. 31:Amid the anger and confusion following U.S. President Donald Trump's executive order that excluded people from seven Muslim-majority countries...
Edmonton Oilers Again Struggle with Minnesota Wild in 5-2 Loss
Oilers again struggle with Wild in 5-2 loss--EDMONTON - Many things have improved for the Edmonton Oilers this season, but their record against the Minnesota Wild is not one of them.Tyler Graovac scored twice as the Wild won their third game in a row,...
--Eighteenth NewsWatch-
---(Electoral-Reform) (Audio: 08)Despite an unequivocal promise to change the way Canadians vote in federal elections -- the Trudeau government has abandoned its pledge on electoral reform.The opposition parties are crying foul -- with critics like the...
Federal Government Seeking to Settle Suits from '60S Scoop 'Dark Chapter'
Feds look to negotiate '60s Scoop claims--In a major shift in tactics, the federal government said Wednesday that it wants to negotiate claims resulting from the so-called '60s Scoop in which thousands of aboriginal children were taken from their families...
--Fifteenth NewsWatch-
---(Electoral-Reform) (Audio: P11)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government doesn't have a clear electoral reform mandate from Canadians.The Liberals are fighting off attacks from the New Democrats over a decision to abandon Trudeau's election...
--Fifth NewsWatch-
---(Quebec-Mosque-Shooting)(Audio:65)A Catholic Mass was held last night in Quebec City for the victims of Sunday's mosque shooting massacre that killed six Muslim men and injured 19 others.The Mass was held at Notre Dame De Foy Church, just down the...
--First NewsWatch-
---(Quebec-Mosque-Fox)One of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's top officials has won a victory after taking Fox News to task for not removing tweets that described the alleged gunman in the Quebec City mosque shooting as "Moroccan."In fact, suspect Alexandre...
Fishermen Trying to Overturn Approval of Tidal Turbine in the Bay of Fundy
Bay of Fundy fishermen challenging tidal test--HALIFAX - A fishermen's group has asked the Nova Scotia Supreme Court to set aside provincial approval of a massive tidal turbine in the Bay of Fundy, saying the decision was based on poor scientific data.The...
--Fourteenth NewsWatch-
---(Electoral-Reform) (Audio: P10)N-D-P leader Tom Mulcair says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's abandonment of his long-held promise to change Canada's electoral system is a betrayal of the people who voted the Liberals to power.Trudeau repeatedly promised...
--Fourth NewsWatch-
---(EU-Britain-Brexit)Britain's House of Commons is to vote on a bill today authorizing Prime Minister Theresa May to start European Union exit talks -- the first major test of whether lawmakers will try to impede the government's Brexit plans.The vote...
Galchenyuk Return from Injury Gives Canadiens a Nearly Full Lineup
Habs have Galchenyuk back from injury--BROSSARD, Que. - It appears that the Montreal Canadiens plague of injuries has run its course. After David Desharnais and defencemen Andrei Markov and Greg Pateryn returned in the same game one night earlier, centre...
How to Kill and Dismember: Jury Hears of Disturbing Downloads at Murder Trial
Downloads on killing and body disposal--CALGARY - Alberta's chief medical examiner testified Wednesday that human bone fragments were found in the ash from a burning barrel at the home of a suspect in a triple-murder trial.Douglas Garland, 57, is charged...
Injured Forestry Workers Face Emergency Response Delays in Rural B.C.: Ombudsman
Air ambulance too slow in rural B.C.: report--VICTORIA - Esko Saarinen says he was freezing, shaking, bleeding and in shock.The forestry worker's left leg was crushed in a tree-felling accident on Haida Gwaii off British Columbia's north coast and he...
Khari Wendell McClelland Charts Ancestral Path from Slavery in 'Freedom Singer'
Musician explores ancestral path from slavery--TORONTO - Khari Wendell McClelland sought to trace the path travelled by his ancestors and other African-American slaves who fled to Canada in search of freedom.But as he embarked on his cross-Canada journey...
Liberals, NDP Try to Expedite Passage of Legislation to Address Opioid Crisis
Liberals, NDP try to expedite opioid bill--OTTAWA - The Liberals and NDP are working together to expedite the passage of a bill designed to help combat the country's opioid crisis, including measures to reduce barriers to accessing supervised injection...
Manitoba Hikes Education Funding by 1 per Cent; Last Year Was 2.55 per Cent
Manitoba to increase education funding 1 per cent--WINNIPEG - The Manitoba government is increasing funding to education by one per cent.The Progressive Conservative government announced the $13.1-million increase on Wednesday.Last year, the government...
Man Who Had Heart Attack Stuck with Big Bill for Treatment in U.S
Man who had heart attack stuck with big bill--WINNIPEG - A Manitoba man who received emergency medical treatment south of the border is going to be stuck paying the hefty bill on his own.Robin Milne, 60, of Sprague, Man., suffered a heart attack in October...
Minister Hints at Sending More Help for Ukraine amid New of Violence
Sajjan hints at more help for Ukraine--OTTAWA - Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan says the federal government is concerned about a new outbreak of fighting in Ukraine and is looking at ways to "improve" Canada's military support to the country."I'm looking...
Montreal Man Accused of Uttering Threats and Inciting Hatred
Montrealer faces online hate and threat charges--MONTREAL - A Montreal man was charged Wednesday with uttering threats online and inciting hatred as authorities said they were dealing with more hate-related complaints since Sunday's mass killing at a...
National Audio 2:45 AM ET
National Audio 2:45 AM ET--NAT001 - (Judge-Reviewed-Retrial) CALGARY. x-35s. (Bill Graveland) A man who was tried for a second time after a judge made controversial comments at the original trial has been found not guilty of sexual assault. (SOURCE:The...
National Audio 4:05 AM ET
National Audio 4:05 AM ET--NAT027 - (US-Trump-Supreme-Court) WASHINGTON. x-12s. U-S President Donald Trump has nominated federal appeals Judge Neil Gorsuch (GOHR'-sitch) to the Supreme Court. Mark Sherman reports Gorsuch has a solidly conservative pedigree,...
National Audio 4:45 AM ET
National Audio 4:45 AM ET--NAT036 - (ENT-PEOPLE-Pharrell-Triplets) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-19s. (David Blaustein) Happy would be a good way to describe how a particular pop star is feeling these days. A-B-C's David Blaustein with more. (opens...
National Audio 5:45 AM ET
National Audio 5:45 AM ET--NAT053 - (US-Trump-Supreme-Court) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) WASHINGTON. x-23s. Reaction is coming in from Democrats on U-S President Trump's Supreme Court pick Tuesday night. A-B-C's Andy Field has details from Washington. ("..to...
National Audio 5:55 PM ET
National Audio 5:55 PM ET--NAT123 - (US-Prison-Disturbance) (WATCH FOR DATING) SMYRNA, Delaware. x-20s. Delaware State Police say inmates who took five Department of Corrections employees hostage at a maximum-security prison have released one person....
National Audio 6:15 AM ET
National Audio 6:15 AM ET--NAT057 - (US-ODDITY-Bigfoot-Sighting) (NOTE LENGTH) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) ELLENDALE, N.D. x-01s. A Bigfoot hunter in North Dakota is not backing down from his claim that he found legitimate Bigfoot tracks, despite claims to...
National Audio 6:35 PM ET
National Audio 6:35 PM ET--NAT125 - (Wolski-Fatality-Report) EDMONTON. x-17s. A report suggests policy failures by the Alberta government were a factor in the death of a mental health worker by a client who had a long history of unpredictable, violent...
National Audio 6:55 AM ET
National Audio 6:55 AM ET--NAT065 - (Quebec-Mosque-Shooting) (EXTENDED) (FOR PRODUCTION) QUEBEC CITY. x-25s. A Catholic mass was held last night in Quebec City for the victims of Sunday night's deadly mass shooting inside a mosque. The mass was held...
National Audio 7:55 AM ET
National Audio 7:55 AM ET--NAT072 - (US-Trump-Travel-Ban) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) LONDON. x-18s. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has lashed out at the recent order by U-S President Trump to suspend immigration from seven African and Middle Eastern countries,...
National Audio 8:15 PM ET
National Audio 8:15 PM ET--NAT134 - (Carfentanil-Confirmed) VICTORIA. x-21s. Confirmation from B-C's Health Ministry that the deadly opioid carfentanil is being circulated in Metro Vancouver has prompted yet another warning for caution. Urine tests taken...
--Nineteenth NewsWatch-
---(Electoral-Reform) (Audio: P12)Strong words today from N-D-P democratic reform critic Nathan Cullen in reaction to word that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is abandoning his campaign promise to change the way Canadians votes.Cullen called Trudeau a...
Ontario Government Wants Hydro One Lawsuit Dismissed
Ontario wants Hydro One lawsuit tossed--TORONTO - The Ontario government is trying to get a lawsuit over the partial sale of Hydro One thrown out of court.The Canadian Union of Public Employees' lawsuit is aimed at stopping the sale of any more shares...
--Ontario Update-
---(Juror-Support)Ontario jurors who are left traumatized after sitting on a trial or coroner's inquest will soon have more support.Jurors will be able to call a hotline after their service is finished or make a request for support from the judge or...
Prairie Audio 3:40 PM MT
Prairie Audio 3:40 PM MT----PR09 - (Wolski-Fatality-Report)EDMONTON. x-13s. A report suggests Alberta policy failures were a factor in the death of a mental health worker by a client who had a long history of unpredictable, violent behaviour. Valerie...
--Prairie Update-
(Mba-Pallister-Night-Hunting)Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister is not apologizing for warning that tensions around night hunting are leading to a race war.In his first news conference since making the comment, Pallister says night hunting is a growing...
--Prairie Update-
(Wolski-Fatality-Report) (Alta Note)Alberta's premier says the province has improved its safety standards since the death of a mental health worker at the hands of a client with a history of violent behaviour.Rachel Notley says there have also been improvements...
Premier Rachel Notley Says Alberta Willing to Accept More Refugees
Alberta willing to accept more refugees: Notley--EDMONTON - Alberta is willing to accept more refugees if the federal government decides to lift a cap on how many can come to Canada, says Premier Rachel Notley.She said the premiers had a conference call...
Prep-Agriculture-Report
(Beef-Meeting)The Manitoba Beef Producers are holding their annual general meeting this week.General manager Brian Lemon says there are plenty of resolutions to be debated that were raised at district meetings last fall, including carbon pricing and...
Prep-Business Report
---It was a fourth straight day of losses for North American stock indexes amid continued nervousness about the financial-market fallout from the new U-S presidency of Donald Trump.Toronto's S-and-P / T-S-X index slipped 19 points to close at 15,385.In...
Prep-LifeWatch
---(Kids-Online-Food-Ads)The Heart and Stroke Foundation is demanding the federal government restrict online marketing of unhealthy foods and beverages aimed at children and teens.The foundation is calling for the elimination of marketing of all food...
Quebec City's Outspoken Talk-Radio Hosts Face Backlash after Mosque Shooting
Quebec City radio hosts face backlash after shooting--MONTREAL - In the soul-searching that has followed Sunday's deadly mass shooting at a Quebec City mosque, the city's controversial talk-radio hosts are facing a backlash for allegedly fanning the...
Regina Police Service Offering Two-Week Gun Amnesty in Effort to Reduce Crime
Gun amnesty aims to reduce crime in Regina--REGINA - The Regina Police Service is offering a two-week firearms amnesty in the hope of reducing gun crimes in the city.Police say they will not pursue charges related to any unauthorized firearms turned...
Report Highlights Busy Signals, Long Waits for EI Service; Hints at New Spending
Panel calls for changes to EI services--OTTAWA - About two-thirds of people who call the federal government for help with their employment insurance claims get turned away by a busy message, while the rest face long periods on hold before they speak...
Report Suggests Alberta Policies a Factor in Death of Mental-Health Worker
Report into care-work death slams Alberta policies--EDMONTON - A report suggests failings in Alberta government policy were a factor in the death of a mental-health worker who was killed by a client with a long history of unpredictable, violent behaviour.Valerie...
--Second NewsWatch-
---(Military-Support-Unit)The commander of the Canadian Forces' health unit responsible for mentally and physically injured soldiers is retiring, less than six months after he took over the Joint Personnel Support Unit and promised to clean it up.The...
Second, Smaller Spill Reported in Saskatchewan by Tundra Energy Marketing Ltd
Second Saskatchewan spill for Tundra Energy--STORTHOAKS, Sask. - The Calgary-based company handling a pipeline spill that saw 200,000 litres of crude leaked onto First Nations farmland in Saskatchewan is now dealing with another, albeit much smaller,...
--Seventeenth NewsWatch-
---(Electoral-Reform)Green Party leader Elizabeth May is sounding off on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's decision not to follow through on a promise to change the Canadian electoral system before the next federal election.May says many members of her...
--Sixteenth NewsWatch-
---(Electoral-Reform) (Audio: P12)The New Democrats are calling it a "massive political deception."Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is abandoning a campaign promise to change the way Canadians vote in federal elections, telling the House of Commons today...
Some of the Major Election Promises Broken So Far by the Trudeau Liberals
A list of broken Trudeau Liberal promises--The Trudeau government's announcement Wednesday that it had abandoned a long-held promise to change how Canadians elect their governments drew sharp condemnation from political opponents.But it's not the first...
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Thursday, Feb. 1
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Feb. 1--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Feb. 2 as of 9:15 p.m. ET: x-denotes wire, y-denotes picture, z-denotes graphics coverage. Copy from other events based on merit and availability. All times local...
The Wednesday News Briefing: An At-a-Glance Survey of Some Top Stories
The Wednesday briefing: Top news at-a-glance--Highlights from the news file for Wednesday, Feb. 1------TRUDEAU ABANDONS PROMISE TO CHANGE VOTING SYSTEM: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is abandoning his long-held promise to change the way Canadians vote...
--Third NewsWatch-
---(Military-Support-Unit)The man who took over command of the military's health unit responsible for ill and injured soldiers in August is retiring.The timing of Brigadier-General Dave Corbould's sudden departure has raised concerns about the future...
Three Nova Scotia Fishermen Charged after Video Posted Showing Abuse of Seal
Three charged in seal abuse seen on video--YARMOUTH, N.S. - Three Nova Scotia fishermen face charges for the alleged mistreatment of a seal that was caught on video and posted to social media, says the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans.Doug...
Today in History - Feb. 1
Today in History - Feb. 1--Today in History for Feb. 1:In 1516, Desiderius Erasmus dedicated his "amendment" of Jerome's Latin (Vulgate) translation of the Bible to Pope Leo X. Martin Luther and other Protestants based their vernacular versions on the...
Toronto FC Says Reported China Interest in Giovinco Has Not Produced Concrete Offer
Toronto FC: No offer from China on Giovinco--Toronto FC says there has been no formal transfer bid for Sebastian Giovinco, reiterating it has no interest in selling its star Italian striker.Giovinco's agent made headlines recently in citing "an important...
Townsfolk Overwhelmed by Offers to Help after Theft of Gordie Howe Jersey
Townsfolk overwhelmed by kindness over theft--ASQUITH, Sask. - Folks in a small Saskatchewan town are taking heart at the kindness being shown them after the theft of an autographed Gordie Howe hockey jersey threw the future of the local rink into jeopardy.People...
Trudeau Abandons Promise to Change Voting System in Time for 2019 Election
Liberals abandon electoral reform promise--OTTAWA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made an unequivocal promise to change the way Canadians vote in federal elections. Then, after winning one, he abandoned it.That was the narrative his political rivals...
Trump Travel Ban Keeps Iranian-Canadian Theatre Director from Work in Halifax
Trump order keeps Halifax director in U.S.--LOS ANGELES - An Iranian-Canadian theatre director who shuttles between L.A. and Halifax for work says he has decided to stay in the United States for now, rather than cross the border under President Donald...
--Twentieth NewsWatch-
---(Canada-Marijuana) (Audio: P07)Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould says the Liberal government is determined to bring forward legislation to legalize and regulate the recreational use of pot this spring.This despite the fact it's working overtime...
What's Making News in British Columbia
What's making news in British Columbia--______MAN SERVING SENTENCE FOR MURDER DIES IN PRISONCorrectional Service Canada is conducting a review into the death of a 72-year-old inmate at the Pacific Institution in Abbotsford.Thomas Taylor died last week...
WHL Roundup: Estephan Lifts Hurricanes over Wheat Kings in 4-3 Shootout Victory
WHL: Estephan lifts Hurricanes over Wheat Kings--LETHBRIDGE, Alta. - Giorgio Estephan was the lone scorer in the shootout as the Lethbridge Hurricanes edged the Brandon Wheat Kings 4-3 on Tuesday in Western Hockey League action.Tyler Wong forced overtime...
Windsor Hockey Exec Suspended over Slur against Women, Ordered to Take Training
Windsor hockey exec suspended over slur--An Ontario minor hockey executive has been suspended and ordered to take ethics training after posting a slur online about Canadian women who joined a massive march in Washington, D.C., last month. Windsor Minor...
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