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ADVISORY-B-C Calendar
Here is Tuesday's B.C. calendar:BURNABY - Residents speak out about alleged mistreatment as their three-month eviction notices begin at two Metrotown-area apartment buildings. (5:30 p.m. at Outside 6420 Silver Avenue)NEW WESTMINSTER - Public Services...
ADVISORY-B-C Calendar ADD
Here is Tuesday's B.C. calendar:(ADDS: 12:15 speech and media avails by the mines minister.)BURNABY - Residents speak out about alleged mistreatment as their three-month eviction notices begin at two Metrotown-area apartment buildings. (5:30 p.m. at...
ADVISORY-B-C-Staff
Good Morning! Beth Leighton is the morning editor at The Canadian Press in Vancouver. If you have wire or audio contributions, or trouble reports, please phone us at: (604) 687-1662 or toll free at 1-800-663-9611 (within B-C only)EMAIL us at: FAX us...
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...
Alberta Premier Notley Expects to Meet with Members of Trump Administration
Notley expecting to meet with Trump officials--EDMONTON - Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says she expects to meet face to face Wednesday with members of U.S. President Donald Trump's government as she continues a visit to Washington, D.C."I'm not going...
Alberta Releases Info on How Consumers Can Get Free Energy Efficient Products
Alberta releases energy efficiency plan details--EDMONTON - Alberta has rolled out some details on how consumers can get free energy efficient products such as LED light bulbs.Environment Minister Shannon Phillips says people need to register online...
Alouettes Green Confident He Won't Miss a Step after Missing Nearly a Full Season
Als' Green confident he'll be ready to play--MONTREAL - Receiver S.J. Green is confident he will not miss a step when he returns to the Montreal Alouettes after missing nearly all of last season with a knee injury.The four-time 1,000-yard receiver is...
Animal Group Says There's a Growing Number of Abandoned Cats in New Brunswick
Stray cats a growing problem in New Brunswick--FREDERICTON - Officials with Cat Rescue Maritimes say they're seeing a growing number of abandoned cats in New Brunswick -- many found near-frozen or starved to death.Dr. Mildred Drost, a veterinarian in...
Atlantic Audio 10:15 AM AT
Atlantic Audio 10:15 AM AT--AT01 - (NB-Road-Rage)SAINT JOHN, N.B. x-16s. A 69-year-old New Brunswick man has pleaded guilty after being captured on video mowing down another man in a Saint John parking lot in his Audi S-U-V. Saint John police Sergeant...
Atlantic Update
(Halifax-Police-Audit)Halifax police say bad record keeping rather than any criminal activity is behind the "misplacement" of three-thousand drug-related exhibits uncovered in a recent inventory.Among the unaccounted for items were quantities of drugs,...
--Atlantic Update-
(NL-Refinery-Mischief)R-C-M-P in eastern Newfoundland have charged a man following a small explosion at the Come By Chance oil refinery.Police say they received a report of a small blast at the site in October.They say a small quantity of acetylene was...
BC Audio 7:45 PM ET
BC Audio 7:45 PM ET--VICTORIA. x-09s. Andrew Cumming, a hemophiliac who contracted Hepatitis C and H-I-V from tainted blood, was at British Columbia's legislature supporting for calls to ban paid blood product clinics from arriving in the province. Cumming...
B.C. Auditor General Questions Government's Surplus Calculations
B.C. auditor general questions surplus totals--VICTORIA - British Columbia's auditor general is raising questions about the way the provincial government records revenue it receives from the federal government.Carol Bellringer's office is taking issue...
B.C. Company Awarded $230-Million Shipbuilding Contract
B.C. company gets latest shipbuilding contract--VANCOUVER - A Vancouver-area shipyard has been handed a $230-million contract to help create the latest vessel in the federal government's national shipbuilding plan.The agreement will see shipbuilding...
B.C. Health Coalition Wants Ban on Paid Plasma Clinics, Minister Won't Commit
Ban paid plasma clinics in B.C., says group--VICTORIA - British Columbia's government is under pressure to join Ontario and Quebec and prevent clinics that pay for blood products from launching new operations in the province.Only government intervention...
B.C. Mines Minister Says Industry More Competitive, Transparent after Disaster
Mount Polley collapse shook mining: minister--VICTORIA - The tailings pond collapse at British Columbia's Mount Polley mine almost three years ago shook the world's mining industry, says the province's mines ministerBill Bennett, who is not seeking re-election...
--B-C Update-
---(BC-Mining-Update-Minister)B-C Mines Minister Bill Bennett says the Mount Polley tailings pond collapse in 2014 set back mining in Canada -- and shook the global industry.But he says mining in the province is more competitive and transparent than...
Big Fish Disappearing from NHL Rental Market; Helpful Pieces Still Available
Big fish disappearing from NHL rental market--The biggest fish in the NHL trade market are disappearing fast.Kevin Shattenkirk is gone, dealt to Washington on Monday night; Martin Hanzal went from hopelessness in the desert to hockey country in Minnesota;...
Business News Advisory
Business News Advisory--Tuesday, FEB. 28, 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,...
Canadian Roster for 2017 IIHF Women's World Hockey Championship
Canadian roster for 2017 IIHF women's world hockey championship--Roster as released Monday by Hockey Canada for the upcoming 2017 IIHF Women's World Championship, to be held Mar. 31-Apr. 7 in Plymouth, Mich. (with position, name, hometown and current...
Celebrity Birthdays for Feb. 28
Celebrity birthdays for Feb. 28--Celebrity Birthdays for Feb. 28:Architect Frank Gehry is 88. Canadian bass opera singer Joseph Rouleau is 88.Actor Gavin MacLeod is 86.Singer Sam the Sham is 80.Actor-director-dancer Tommy Tune is 78.Hall of Fame auto...
Clement Simonin Wins Injury Battle but Loses out in Bid to Stick with Toronto FC
Toronto FC releases defender Clement Simonin--TORONTO - Clement Simonin won his injury battle. But the French defender lost out on his bid to stick with Toronto FC.After two injury-plagued years, the 25-year-old came to camp this year as a trialist....
Conservative Leadership Contenders Seek to Appeal to Party's Heartland
13 of 14 Tory hopefuls debate in Edmonton--EDMONTON - An appeal to families, an appeal to values and an appeal to the oilpatch -- leadership hopefuls in the Conservative party's heartland went straight for its heart Tuesday as they squared off yet again...
CORRECTION-Thirteenth NewsWatch
---Repeats to fix first name of doctor in item slugged (PEI-Whooping-Cough)(Changes Health to Heather)---(Trump-Tower-Vancouver) (Audio: 116)One sign reads "Is it 2020 yet?", another reads "Deport Racism", while another says "Free Melania. Blink Twice...
Darling Evans, Vokey Are the Newest Inductees into Canadian Golf Hall of Fame
Darling Evans, Vokey headed into golf Hall--Bob Vokey was in Toronto for a golf seminar three years ago, and while driving along Highway 403 that slices through suburban Oakville, he spotted the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame."I said to myself 'Wow that...
Diplomats Told Ottawa Trade Deal Was Dead, Ministers Insisted Otherwise: Docs
TPP doomed under Trump, diplomats warned--OTTAWA - In the days following Donald Trump's surprise victory, Canadian diplomats in Washington repeatedly warned Ottawa that the massive Trans-Pacific Partnership was dead -- even as federal ministers insisted...
Doctors and Dietitians Tackle Rise of Nutrition Myths in Cancer Treatment
Doctors tackle nutrition myths in cancer treatment--TORONTO - When Miguel Roger began chemotherapy for chronic lymphocytic leukemia last summer, he didn't realize the challenges he would face with food."Once treatment started, I noticed a change in my...
Edmonton Man Appealing Sentence for Crash That Killed Toddler Granted Bail
Man gets bail while awaiting Supreme Court appeal--EDMONTON - An Edmonton man who is appealing his sentence to the Supreme Court for crashing his SUV onto a patio and killing a toddler has been granted bail.Richard Suter, 62, was initially sentenced...
--Eighteenth NewsWatch-
---(US-Trump-Speech) (WATCH FOR DATING) (Audio: 148)U-S President Donald Trump is set to issue a broad call for overhauling health care and revving up the economy when he gives his first address to Congress tonight (at 9:10 p.m. ET).But he may also leave...
--Eighth NewsWatch-
---(Senate-Infrastructure)A Senate committee warns if the Liberals don't come up with a detailed strategy to invest billions in new infrastructure, the money could miss its mark.And the report the committee released this morning says that could impair...
--Eleventh NewsWatch-
---(Trump-Tower-Vancouver)Metal fences are up around the Trump Tower in Vancouver, and dozens of police and security guards are keeping watch on protesters arriving in advance of today's grand opening ceremony.The 69-storey, 360-million-dollar hotel...
Ensuring Newcomers Know Canadian Values Up to Canadians, Focus Groups Tell Feds
Newcomers need to be taught values: fed study--OTTAWA - Newcomers to Canada need to know about this country's shared values, and it's up to Canadians to teach them, participants in government-run focus groups on immigration told researchers last summer.The...
Federal Government Buying New Radar System to Better Detect Severe Weather
Ottawa modernizing weather radar network--The federal government is moving to improve Canada's ability to warn people about severe weather, including tornadoes.The government announced Tuesday that it has signed an $83-million contract for 20 state-of-the-art...
Fed Libs Say No to Would-Be Candidate in Montreal Byelection
Fed Libs reject candidacy in Montreal byelection--MONTREAL - The federal Liberals are putting the kibosh on a bid by a Montreal borough mayor to seek the party nomination in a byelection.Alan DeSousa is hoping to eventually represent the Liberals in...
Feds Explore Potential of 'Blockchain,' Billed as Next-Gen Internet Technology
'Blockchain' has Ottawa seeing dollar signs--OTTAWA - An emerging technology has caught the eye of the innovation-obsessed federal government -- a platform so packed with potential, many experts believe it could comprise the foundation for the next generation...
--Fifteenth NewsWatch-
---(New-Weather-Radar)The federal government has signed an 83-million-dollar contract for 20 state-of-the-art weather radars in order to improve Canada's ability to warn the public about severe weather, including tornadoes.Environment Minister Catherine...
--First NewsWatch-
---(California-Small Plane Crash)A horrific scene in Riverside, California, where authorities say three people were killed and two injured when a small plane carrying a family crashed into two homes Monday afternoon and ignited a major fire.A husband,...
Five Stories in the News Today, Feb. 28
Five stories in the news today, Feb. 28--Five stories in the news for Tuesday, Feb. 28:------O'LEARY TO SKIP DEBATE TO ATTEND OWN EVENTKevin O'Leary's boycott of tonight's Conservative party leadership debate has his competitors crying foul. O'Leary...
--Fourteenth NewsWatch-
---(Trump-Tower-Vancouver) (Audio: 125)Anti-Trump signs and the sound of raggae music greeted the sons of U-S President Donald Trump as they arrived for the official opening of the Trump Tower in downtown Vancouver.The 69-storey luxury building has become...
--Fourth NewsWatch-
---(Conservative-Leadership-Debate)(Audio:60)Kevin O'Leary says he doesn't like the format of tonight's Conservative party leadership debate -- so he'll skip the Edmonton event, and will hold his own gathering in town instead.The celebrity businessman...
Galchenyuk Scores in OT, Price Makes 26 Saves as Canadiens Beat Blue Jackets
Galchenyuk, Price lead Canadiens over Jackets--MONTREAL - Max Pacioretty refused to give up after seeing his goal disallowed in overtime. The Canadiens captain kept his composure to set up the winner just moments later.Pacioretty got an assist on Alex...
GM Jim Popp, Head Coach Marc Trestman Reunite With
Argos hire Jim Popp and Marc Trestman--TORONTO - Marc Trestman wasted no time making his first official decision as head coach of the Toronto Argonauts.Trestman named veteran Ricky Ray as his starting quarterback Tuesday, moments after he and new general...
How Expansion Is Throwing a Wrench into the NHL Trade Deadline
How expansion is impacting trade deadline--Members of the Calgary Flames' front office have all been asking general manager Brad Treliving how expansion will affect the NHL trade deadline.His answer: "It adds another layer" to an already complicated...
John Furlong Warmly Received at Fundraiser after Initially Being Uninvited
Furlong warmly received at university fundraiser--VANCOUVER - John Furlong received a standing ovation at a University of British Columbia fundraiser Tuesday while protesters gathered outside to draw attention to what they called the "silencing" of First...
Kansas City Chiefs Sign Canadian Laurent Duvernay-Tardif to Five-Year Extension
Chiefs sign Duvernay-Tardif to extension--Laurent Duvernay-Tardif is remaining true to himself.The six-foot-five, 321-pound offensive lineman signed a five-year contract extension with the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs on Tuesday. The deal is reportedly worth...
Kevin Koe's Team Gearing Up to Defend Canadian Men's Curling Title
Kevin Koe's team gears up for Brier repeat--CALGARY - If Kevin Koe and his teammates are experiencing something like curling's version of the Stanley Cup hangover, they say the Brier is more than enough to snap them out of it.Koe, third Marc Kennedy,...
Loggers Finding Few Salvageable Trees in Wake of Ferocious Fort McMurray Wildfire
Fort McMurray fire leaves few logs to salvage--CALGARY - Wildfires that swept through the northern Alberta forest near Fort McMurray last May continue to frustrate loggers trying to harvest wood from trees killed by the fire before insects and rot make...
Man Convicted of Killing Wife Wins 'Rare' Bail Pending Murder Appeal
Bail pending appeal for convicted wife killer--TORONTO - A man convicted of killing his wife at a second trial has been granted bail while he appeals.While releasing someone convicted of such a serious crime is unusual, Ontario's top court said Roger...
Mandy Moore Says 'This Is Us' Will Have a 'Bit of a Cliffhanger Finale'
Mandy Moore on 'This Is Us' cliffhanger finale--TORONTO - Mandy Moore knows the fate of Jack on "This Is Us" but fans will have to wait much longer to find out."There will be a bit of a cliffhanger finale but you're not going to find out about Jack this...
Manitoba to Reveal Cost-Control Measures in Spring Legislature Sitting
Spring sitting of Manitoba legislature to begin--WINNIPEG - Manitoba's Progressive Conservative government will reveal its plans to curb spending and public-sector wages in the spring sitting of the legislature that is to start Wednesday.Premier Brian...
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 (15,399.24 down 64.27 points):Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB). Oil and gas. Down 45 cents, or 0.80 per cent, to $55.90...
Mumps Outbreak Prompts Alert, Call to Make Sure Vaccinations Up to Date
Mumps outbreak on Prairies prompts alert--REGINA - A mumps outbreak in Manitoba has reached the highest number of cases in two decades and that's causing concern in neighbouring Saskatchewan.Manitoba Health says there have been 176 confirmed cases of...
Murphy Oil Fined $172,500 for Pipeline Spill That Went Undetected for 45 Days
Murphy Oil fined $172,500 for pipeline spill--CALGARY - Murphy Oil has been fined $172,500 after the Alberta Energy Regulator concluded the Arkansas-based company did not maintain a pipeline that leaked oil for 45 days before it was discovered.From January...
National Audio 10:15 AM ET
National Audio 10:15 AM ET--NAT087 - (US-MED-Cancer-Gene-Therapy) UNDATED. x-31s. (Shelley Adler) An experimental gene therapy that turns a patient's own blood cells into specialized cancer killers has passed a key test. (SOURCE:The Associated Press)--NAT088...
National Audio 10:35 PM ET
National Audio 10:35 PM ET--NAT164 - (Trump-Speech-Trudeau) WASHINGTON. x-21s. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau received a shout-out from Donald Trump during the U-S president's first speech to a joint session of Congress. Trump mentioned Trudeau by name...
National Audio 1:25 PM ET
National Audio 1:25 PM ET--NAT108 - (Malaysia-North-Korea) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-19s. Two women charged in the assassination of the half-brother of North Korea's leader will be in a Malaysian court tomorrow. The women are accused of killing...
National Audio 2:05 PM ET
National Audio 2:05 PM ET--NAT115 - (Trump-Tower-Vancouver) VANCOUVER. x-07s. Demonstrators are vowing to stage a day-long rally in front of the Trump Tower in downtown Vancouver, protesting the official opening of the luxury 69-storey building and its...
National Audio 2:25 PM ET
National Audio 2:25 PM ET--NAT118 - (NB-Stray-Cats) FREDERICTON. x-20s. Officials with Cat Rescue Maritimes say they're seeing a growing number of abandoned cats in New Brunswick -- many found near-frozen or starved to death. Doctor Mildred Drost, a...
National Audio 2:35 AM ET
National Audio 2:35 AM ET--NAT001 - (WEA-Spring-Forecast) OTTAWA. x-21s. The Weather Network's spring forecast calls for Canadians to expect a few more storms before winter moves on. Chief meteorologist Chris Scott says the clash between warm weather...
National Audio 2:45 AM ET
National Audio 2:45 AM ET--NAT008 - (US-Voter-Fraud) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-19s. A new report on voter fraud shows little effect on U-S election results in the Buckeye State. A-B-C's Chuck Sivertsen reports. ("..as a result of it.") (SOURCE:ABC)...
National Audio 3:35 PM ET
National Audio 3:35 PM ET--NAT125 - (Trump-Tower-Vancouver) VANCOUVER. x-32s. (Beth Leighton) Anti-Trump signs were sprinkled liberally through a sometimes raucous crowd in front of the Trump Tower in downtown Vancouver today. The luxury building has...
National Audio 4:05 AM ET
National Audio 4:05 AM ET--NAT023 - (US-Small-Plane-Crash-Developments) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-24s. (Alex Stone) Three people were killed and two injured after their small plane crashed into a residential neighbourhood in Riverside, California,...
National Audio 4:35 AM ET
National Audio 4:35 AM ET--NAT035 - (ENT-TV-The-Voice-Season-Premiere) (FOR PRODUCTION) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-16s. "The Voice" kicked off its 12th season lastn ight with the start of the blind auditions. JChosen -- a.k.a. Joshua Hunter -- got...
National Audio 4:45 AM ET
National Audio 4:45 AM ET--NAT039 - (US-Small-Plane-Crash-Victims) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-28s. (Alex Stone) Three people were killed and two injured after their small plane crashed into a residential neighbourhood in Riverside, California yesterday...
National Audio 5:25 PM ET
National Audio 5:25 PM ET--NAT142 - (Prairies-Mumps) WINNIPEG. x-10s. Manitoba Health says there have been 176 confirmed cases of mumps since September and up to last Friday. Most of the initial cases were university students living in Winnipeg or involved...
National Audio 5:35 AM ET
National Audio 5:35 AM ET--NAT045 - (ENT-TV-Jimmy-Kimmel-Live) LOS ANGELES. x-12s. Last night on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," Jimmy Kimmel, who hosted Sunday night's Oscars show, said no one knew what was happening as presenters Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty...
National Audio 6:15 AM ET
National Audio 6:15 AM ET--NAT053 - (US-Trump-Speech) WASHINGTON. x-21s. U-S President Donald Trump is preparing to deliver his first prime-time speech to Congress. Mark Smith reports the atmosphere tonight almost certainly will be electric. ("..seem...
National Audio 6:55 AM ET
National Audio 6:55 AM ET--NAT061 - (US-SCI-SpaceX-Moonshot) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-28s. (Alex Stone) SpaceX founder Elon Musk says his company plans to send two paying, private citizens around the moon and into deep space by the end of next...
National Audio 8:25 PM ET
National Audio 8:25 PM ET--NAT152 - (Trump-Tower-Vancouver) VANCOUVER. x-32s. (Geordon Omand) More than a hundred protesters took to the streets of Vancouver today to demonstrate against the grand opening of Trump Tower, the newest addition to the city's...
National Audio 8:35 AM ET
National Audio 8:35 AM ET--NAT071 - (Australia-Islamic-State) CANBERRA, Australia. x-18s. Australian counterterrorism police have arrested a man who officials say was planning to advise the Islamic State group on how to develop missiles. Australian Prime...
National Audio 8:55 AM ET
National Audio 8:55 AM ET--NAT076 - (US-Trump-Speech) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) WASHINGTON. x-14s. U-S President Donald Trump is set to make his first address to Congress this evening. He is expected to talk about his budget proposal which includes a 10 per...
National Audio 9:35 AM ET
National Audio 9:35 AM ET--NAT080 - (US-Small-Plane-Crash) (EXTENDED) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) RIVERSIDE, California. x-25s. Three people are dead and two are injured after a small plane crashed into a residential area in southern California. Kayna Whitworth...
National Audio 9:45 AM ET
National Audio 9:45 AM ET--NAT084 - (NB-Road-Rage) SAINT JOHN, N.B. x-16s. A 69-year-old New Brunswick man has pleaded guilty after being captured on video mowing down another man in a Saint John parking lot in his Audi S-U-V. Saint John police Sergeant...
New Brunswick Police Probing Mass Email Containing Sexual Images of Student
Intimate images sent in mass email--MONCTON, N.B. - A series of mass emails that contained naked photos of a female university student have prompted a police investigation in New Brunswick.RCMP Staff Sgt. Eric Larose said police received numerous complaints...
NHL 100: From Wayne Gretzky to Patrick Roy, CP Looks at Memorable Trades
NHL 100: A weekly look at 100 years of hockey--While the NHL's introduction of a salary cap has made it more difficult for teams to make trades, there's still a long history of wheeling and dealing.Ahead of the Wednesday trade deadline, the latest edition...
--Nineteenth NewsWatch-
---(US-Trump-Speech) (Audio: 158)U-S President Donald Trump began his first speech to a joint session of Congress on a note of unity, condemning recent incidents of violence and hate.He cited the recent shooting at a bar in Kansas City, threats against...
--Ninth NewsWatch-
---(US-Trump-Speech) (Audio: 83)A presidential address to the U-S Congress is always part policy speech, part political theatre, but there's extra potential for drama tonight as Donald Trump makes his first address to Congress.After a chaotic start,...
Noisy Protest, Heated Arguments as Trump Sons Attend Hotel Opening in Vancouver
Trump sons open Vancouver hotel amid noisy protest--VANCOUVER - Hundreds of anti-Trump protesters waved signs and chanted on the streets of Vancouver on Tuesday while inside the newly completed Trump Tower, smiling members of U.S. President Donald Trump's...
Nova Scotia Group Renews Call for Overhaul of Workers Compensation System
Group wants overhaul of workers compensation--HALIFAX - A group that has fought for the rights of injured workers for the past 25 years gave politicians a lot to chew on Tuesday with a 40-minute critique of Nova Scotia's workers compensation system.Mary...
--Ontario Update-
---(Ont-Ticket-Resales)Attorney General Yasir Naqvi is to make an announcement this morning about the buying and selling of concert and other tickets in Ontario.Naqvi will be joined by Kingston M-P-P Sophie Kiwala, who has introduced a private member's...
--Ontario Update-
---(Grassy-Narrows-Mercury)A northwestern Ontario First Nation has released a report suggesting there is ongoing mercury contamination from a Dryden paper mill decommissioned half a century ago.Researchers say mercury levels in river systems downstream...
Ontario Wants Public Feedback on Online Ticket Sales, 'Scalper Bots'
Ontario wants feedback on ticket sales--TORONTO - Ontario is looking for public feedback as it crafts legislation to shut "scalper bots" out of online ticket sales, something the attorney general admits won't be easy.It's a laudable goal, the opposition...
Ottawa-Area Farmer Fights Order to Stop Selling, Distributing Raw Milk
Ontario farmer fights order to stop selling raw milk--An eastern Ontario farmer is hoping to persuade the province to back down on its long-held stance against the sale and distribution of raw milk as he fights an order to stop selling the product.Michael...
Pilot Who Died in Cold Lake CF-18 Crash Didn't Eject, Call for Help: DND
Pilot who died in CF-18 crash didn't eject: DND--OTTAWA - An investigation has found a pilot who died during a training mission near the Alberta-Saskatchewan boundary didn't eject or call for help before the crash.A release from the Department of National...
Police to Seek Murder Charge in Death of Baby Delivered after Mother Shot Dead
Murder charge sought in baby's death: police--TORONTO - Any suspect charged in the fatal shooting of a 33-year-old pregnant woman last year will also be charged in the death of her baby, who was delivered prematurely, Toronto police said Tuesday.The...
Prairie Audio 11:10 AM MT
Prairie Audio 11:10 AM MT----PR04 - (Prairies-Mumps)REGINA. x-20s. A mumps outbreak in Manitoba has prompted an alert for health officials in Saskatchewan. Manitoba Health says there have been 176 confirmed cases of mumps since September and up to last...
Prairie Audio 3:20 PM MT
Prairie Audio 3:20 PM MT----PR11 - (Prairies-Mumps)WINNIPEG. x-18s. Manitoba Health says there have been 176 confirmed cases of mumps since September and up to last Friday. Most of the initial cases were university students living in Winnipeg or involved...
--Prairie Update-
(Mba-Grant-Retrial)Defence lawyers for the man accused of killing 13-year-old Candace Derksen more than three decades ago have asked a judge to drop the case against him.They argue that Mark Grant's charter rights were violated by police reliance on...
--Prairie Update-
---(Mba-Pride-Parade)Manitoba's health minister is taking a pass on attending a Pride Parade in his conservative southern riding for the second year in a row.Kelvin Goertzen (GURT'-zehn) cited family commitments for not attending the first ever Pride...
Prep-Agriculture-Report
(BC-Animal-Welfare)The British Columbia government is making changes to animal welfare legislation to establish a regulatory or licensing system that monitors dog and cat breeders.Agriculture Minister Norm Letnick says introducing amendments to the Prevention...
Quebec Archbishop Upset at Withdrawal of Crucifix from Hospital
Quebec archbishop upset with crucifix removal--QUEBEC - The Archbishop of Quebec is expressing disappointment at a hospital's decision to withdraw the crucifix from its premises.The Hopital du Saint-Sacrement in Quebec City says it removed the religious...
Residential School Survivor Who Wrote Memoir Dies at the Age of 87
Residential school author dies at age 87--PRINCE ALBERT, Canada - A residential school survivor who found a measure of fame late in his life has died.Joseph (Augie) Merasty was living on the streets of Prince Albert, Sask., when he wrote his 2015 memoir...
Review Ordered into Safety on Winnipeg Transit Buses after Driver Killed
Review ordered into safety on transit buses--WINNIPEG - The recent death of a Winnipeg transit driver has prompted a review of safety on city buses and how to improve it, but the head of a local union says that's not enough.The report isn't due for three...
Road-Raged Audi Driver Pleads Guilty after Video Shows Him Mowing Down Man
Video shows motorist driving directly at man--SAINT JOHN, N.B. - A New Brunswick senior has pleaded guilty to running down a man after he was captured on video racing through a parking lot and striking a pedestrian, sending him flying through the air.Saint...
Saskatoon City Council Opts for More Arena Money, despite Fiscal Concerns
More money for arena, despite fiscal concerns--Saskatoon city council has voted in favour of contributing millions of dollars more to a new sports complex at the University of Saskatchewan, despite fears about what the city may get from the next provincial...
Scotiabank CEO Concerned about Housing Market Corrections in Toronto, Vancouver
Scotiabank concerned about housing correction--TORONTO - The CEO of Scotiabank (TSX:BNS) says he's concerned about the possibility of a housing market correction in Toronto and Vancouver.Brian Porter, who was asked about his outlook for the Canadian...
--Second NewsWatch-
---(Conservative-Leadership-Debate)Lisa Raitt is calling multimillionaire rival Kevin O'Leary a "chicken" for saying he won't take part in tonight's official Conservative party leadership debate in Edmonton.The celebrity businessman and Tory leadership...
Senate Committee Slams Liberals for Looking to Spend $186B without a Solid Plan
Senators slam Liberals on infrastructure--OTTAWA - A Senate committee warns that the Liberal government could end up wasting billions in new infrastructure money unless it develops a detailed strategy to dole out the cash in the coming years.The national...
Senate Tories to Look for New Leader as Claude Carignan Decides to Step Down
Carignan stepping down as Tory Senate leader--OTTAWA - Conservatives in the Senate will be picking a new leader this spring after Claude Carignan told his colleagues Tuesday he plans to leave the post at the end of March.The decision means the Conservatives...
--Seventeenth NewsWatch-
---(Cda-TPP-Trump)While federal ministers insisted it might survive, dispatches from the Canadian Embassy in Washington following Donald Trump's election win show the Trans-Pacific Partnership in a different light.The dispatches, obtained through the...
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