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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 WEEKFeb. 27First Star: Filip Forsberg, LW, Nashville Predators; Second Star: Jonathan Toews, C, Chicago...
Adults Exposed to Alcohol before Birth Appear Prone to Health Conditions: Survey
Adults with FASD suffer health problems: survey--VANCOUVER - Myles Himmelreich has struggled with significant joint pain since he was a teen, yet he didn't get a proper diagnosis of arthritis until he was in his mid-30s.His young age and the fact he...
ADVISORY-Atl-Calendar
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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...
Alberta and Ottawa Help Fund Calgary Centre for Carbon Conversion Projects
Alberta, Ottawa help fund carbon conversion--CALGARY - The Alberta government and the federal government are each providing $10 million to help build a test facility in Calgary for technologies that convert carbon dioxide emissions into usable products.The...
Alberta College of Physicians and Surgeons Lays out Opioid Prescription Rules
College lays out new opioid prescription rules--EDMONTON - The Alberta College of Physicians and Surgeons has laid out new rules for prescribing opioids.Starting April 1, physicians will have to justify their prescribing decisions based on documented...
Alberta Premier Heads to Texas for Energy Conference and Meeting with Governor
Notley to attend energy conference in Houston--EDMONTON - Alberta Premier Rachel Notley will continue her travels in the U.S. next week, this time with a visit to Houston where she will take part in an annual energy-industry conference.Notley's office...
Atlantic Audio 5:05 AM AT
Atlantic Audio 5:05 AM AT--AT01 - (NS-Accessibility-Law)HALIFAX. x-18s. Nova Scotia advocates for the disabled have told lawmakers that proposed accessibility legislation needs to be significantly strengthened. Gerry Post, who represents a coalition...
--Atlantic Update-
---(NS-Slain-Officer)A man accused of killing an off-duty Nova Scotia police officer is expected to appear in court today after allegedly breaching his bail conditions.Christopher Calvin Garnier was released on bail shortly before Christmas after being...
--Atlantic Update-
---(Taxi-Driver-Assault)Two protests are being planned next week in Halifax to push for a review of the controversial acquittal of a taxi driver charged with sexual assault.Outrage has been growing after Judge Gregory Lenehan (Len-ah-HAN') found the...
--B-C Update-
---(BC-Rural-Strategy)Premier Christy Clark has released a rural economic development strategy she says will ensure people in all parts of the province have access to good jobs and a high quality of life.Clark was in Merritt today to highlight the strategy,...
Calls for Judge to Be Removed from Bench as Anger Grows over Cabbie's Acquittal
Anger growing over cab driver's acquittal--HALIFAX - There is growing anger over the acquittal of a Halifax taxi driver charged with sexually assaulting a young woman in his cab, with calls for the judge behind the decision to be removed from the bench.Two...
Canada's Caldwell Wins Gold, Year's Best Time, at Arena Pro Swim Series Event
Caldwell wins gold at Arena Pro Swim Series--INDIANAPOLIS - Olympic bronze medallist Hilary Caldwell of White Rock, B.C., won the gold medal and set this year's world's best time on Friday in the women's 200-metre backstroke at the second stop on the...
Canada Women Win All Three Games on Opening Day of Las Vegas Sevens
Canada women win 3 straight at Vegas Sevens--LAS VEGAS - The Canadian women's rugby sevens team won all three matches Friday on Day 1 of the HSBC U.S.A. Sevens.Canada won its group, finishing the day with a 21-7 win over France after thumping Russia...
Canadian Looks to Spoil Debut of Toronto Wolfpack in English Rugby League
Wolfpack make rugby league debut in London--When the Toronto Wolfpack make their debut Saturday in London in the third tier of English rugby league, a Canadian international will be standing in their way.English-born Louis Robinson, one of the London...
Canadian Slopestyle Skier Harle Earns Victory in World Cup Finale
Harle skis to slopestyle World Cup gold--SILVAPLANA, Switzerland - Canadian slopestyle skier Teal Harle made sure his final World Cup of the season was a memorable one.The Campbell River, B.C., native won gold in Friday's World Cup season finale, his...
Celebrity Birthdays for March 10
Celebrity birthdays for March 10--Celebrity Birthdays for March 10:Talk show host Ralph Emery is 84.Bluegrass musician Norman Blake is 79.Actor Chuck Norris is 77.Singer Dean Torrence of Jan and Dean is 77.Playwright David Rabe is 77.Actress Katharine...
Celebrity Birthdays for March 11
Celebrity birthdays for March 11--Celebrity Birthdays for March 11:Media mogul Rupert Murdoch is 86.Former ABC News correspondent Sam Donaldson is 83. Accordionist Flaco Jimenez of Texas Tornadoes is 78.Canadian folksinger and songwriter David Wiffen...
Celebrity Birthdays for March 3
Celebrity birthdays for March 3--Celebrity Birthdays for March 3:Singer-guitarist Mike Pender of The Searchers is 76.Movie producer-director George Miller ("Mad Max") is 72.Actress Hattie Winston ("Becker") is 72.Singer Jennifer Warnes is 70.Actor-director...
Celebrity Birthdays for March 6
Celebrity birthdays for March 6--Celebrity Birthdays for March 6:Former U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan is 91.Former Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova is 80.Actress-writer Joanna Miles is 77.Actor Ben Murphy is 75.Jazz singer Flora Purim...
Celebrity Birthdays for March 8
Celebrity birthdays for March 8--Celebrity Birthdays for March 8:Composer, conductor, pianist and arranger Dick Hyman is 90.Actress Sue Ane Langdon is 81.Baseball player-turned-author Jim Bouton is 78.Canadian-born actress Susan Clark is 77.Songwriter...
Clark Says $40-Million Rural B.C. Internet Infrastructure Project Creates Jobs
Clark pitches rural B.C. Internet project--MERRITT, B.C. - The mayor of a hard hit oil and gas community in British Columbia's northeast says the provincial government's rural economic development strategy fails to recognize the dire straits facing his...
Davies, Montero Lead Whitecaps Past Red Bulls 2-0 in CONCACAF Quarter-Finals
Davies, Montero lead Whitecaps past Red Bulls--VANCOUVER - He is just a teenager but Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder Alphonso Davies proved he belonged on a field of men.Davies scored one goal and helped set up another as the Whitecaps defeated the New...
Early Exit for Team Nunavut but Brier Experience Proves Invaluable
Team Nunavut learns from Brier experience--ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Expectations were kept in check for Team Nunavut at the Tim Hortons Brier.The scoreboard was not a major focus for the Iqaluit Curling Club foursome led by 61-year-old skip Jim Nix. The main...
Editorial Exchange: Fighting for Democracy
Editorial Exchange: Fighting for democracy--An editorial from the Prince George Citizen, published March 1:Read all about it.At the New York Times, it's been "all the news that's fit to print" for more than a century.The Citizen is currently without...
Editorial Exchange: Garneau Is Right to Urge Consistent Rules against Distracted Driving
Editorial Exchange: Garneau is right to urge consistent rules against distracted driving--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published March 2:Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau's call for tougher penalties against distracted driving heads in the...
Editorial Exchange: No More Kid Stuff? Trump's Re-Set Speech
Editorial Exchange: No more kid stuff? Trump's re-set speech--An editorial from the Halifax Chronicle Herald, published March 1:Donald Trump is not big on self-criticism or humility. But his interactions with the press, Congress and the public this week...
Editorial Exchange: O'Leary Building a Glass Mansion
Editorial Exchange: O'Leary building a glass mansion--An editorial from the Winnipeg Free Press, published March 2:It may be very difficult for the federal Conservatives to throw stones at the Liberals if Kevin O'Leary becomes leader. It would appear...
Editorial Exchange: Prison Secrets
Editorial Exchange: Prison secrets--An editorial from the Amherst News, published March 3:Canada's prison system faces a barrage of lawsuits -- enough, says the federal prison ombudsman, to keep an entire law firm busy.While that's surely a burden to...
Edmonton Man Guilty of First-Degree Murder in Warehouse Stabbings
Man guilty of murder in warehouse stabbings--EDMONTON - A jury has found an Edmonton man guilty of first-degree murder for stabbing two co-workers to death in a bloody attack at a Loblaws grocery warehouse.Jayme Pasieka, 32, was also been convicted on...
--Eighth NewsWatch-
---(BC-Trudeau)As part of his trip to Vancouver today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be taking questions from the Young President's Organization.It's a group that supports and connects young chief executives of companies around the world.Trudeau...
--Eleventh NewsWatch-
---(Taxi-Driver-Assault)Two protests are being planned for next week in Halifax to press for a review of a judge's controversial ruling.That's after Judge Gregory Lenehan acquitted a taxi driver charged with sexually assaulting a young woman in his cab.Lenehan...
Feds Settle Case of 'Grossly Unfair' Leak about Montreal Man, RCMP Probe Ongoing
Feds settle claim over 'grossly unfair' leak--OTTAWA - The federal government has quietly settled the lawsuit of a Montreal man who complained he was smeared by inflammatory and false accusations about extremist activities.It is the latest twist in the...
--Fifteenth NewsWatch-
---(Taxi-Driver-Assault-Trudeau) (Audio: P03)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was asked today about the acquittal of a Halifax taxi driver charged with sexually assaulting an intoxicated young woman in his cab.While he won't comment specifically on any...
--First NewsWatch-
---(US-Fatal-Fire-Oregon)The death toll from a fatal fire in rural Oregon has climbed to six, after a mother and her teenage son died of their injuries.The local medical examiner says 38-year-old Tabitha Howell and 13-year-old Andrew Hall-Young died...
--Fourteenth NewsWatch-
---(Trudeau-BC-Opioids) (Audio: P04)Following meetings today with first responders and health-care workers in Vancouver, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the opioid crisis is devastating communities and families.Trudeau says the number of drug overdose...
--Fourth NewsWatch-
REPEATS---(US-Attorney-General-Russia) (Audio: 16)The attorney general's recusal from any investigation into Russian meddling into the U-S presidential election shows the issue isn't going away anytime soon.Jeff Sessions announced yesterday he'd stay...
Georgian Bay Vodka Recalled in Ontario Because Alcohol Level Is Too High
Vodka recalled due to high alcohol content--TORONTO - An Ontario-made brand of vodka is being pulled from store shelves in the province because of a faulty batch that contained double the alcohol content shown on the label.Christine Bujold of the Liquor...
It's All in the Tail: New Theory for Why Some Dinos Stood on Two Feet
New theory for why some dinos stood on two feet--EDMONTON - Paleontologists at the University of Alberta have a new theory explaining why some dinosaurs stood on two feet instead of four -- their ancestors' need for speed.Earlier creatures called proto-dinosaurs...
Judge Orders Release of Evidence in Nova Scotia Intimate Photo Case
Evidence released in intimate photo case--BRIDGEWATER, N.S. - Only through media scrutiny can the justice system be held accountable to the public, a Nova Scotia judge said Friday as he ordered the release of additional evidence in a case involving the...
Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister Ready to Negotiate with Ottawa on Health Care
Pallister ready to negotiate on health care--WINNIPEG - Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister is ready to start negotiations with Ottawa on a health-care funding deal.Pallister sent a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau this week.In it, Pallister says...
Manitoba RCMP Officer Charged with Manslaughter in Death of Driver
RCMP officer charged with manslaughter--WINNIPEG - An RCMP officer in Manitoba has been charged with manslaughter and a slew of other offences stemming from an officer-involved shooting in Thompson, Man.On Nov. 21, 2015, an officer used his gun during...
Mother Who Drugged, Killed Daughter Asks for Forgiveness at Sentencing Hearing
Mom faces life sentence in daughter's death--CALGARY - An Alberta woman who drugged and killed her nine-year-old daughter begged the girl's father and her own family and friends for forgiveness at a sentencing hearing Friday.Laura Coward, 50, pleaded...
National Audio 1:25 PM ET
National Audio 1:25 PM ET--NAT060 - (US-Comic-Book-Auction) HARTFORD, Conn. x-17s. A mild-mannered civil attorney in Connecticut who is known by some as a comic book-collecting super hero is about to display his collection of more than 18-thousand books...
National Audio 2:35 AM ET
National Audio 2:35 AM ET--NAT001 - (Fetal-Alcohol-Adults) VANCOUVER. x-19s. Researchers from around the globe are discussing their recent findings on fetal alcohol spectrum disorder at a conference hosted by the University of British Columbia this weekend....
National Audio 2:45 PM ET
National Audio 2:45 PM ET--NAT069 - (Bipedal-Dinosaurs) EDMONTON. x-13s. Researchers at the University of Alberta say they have a new theory for why some dinosaurs stood on two feet instead of four. The trait was passed on from the creatures' much smaller...
National Audio 5:45 PM ET
National Audio 5:45 PM ET--NAT082 - (Bullying-School-Board) VANCOUVER. x-11s. An external investigation has found that staff at the Vancouver School Board faced bullying, harassment and a toxic work environment. Education Minister Mike Bernier fired...
National Audio 8:55 PM ET
National Audio 8:55 PM ET--NAT099 - (Bullying-School-Board) VANCOUVER. x-13s. Former Vancouver School Board trustee Mike Lombardi says he is surprised by the findings of an external investigator who concluded trustees contributed to a toxic work environment...
National Audio 9:45 AM ET
National Audio 9:45 AM ET--NAT040 - (US-Attorney-General-Russia) WASHINGTON. x-37s. (Sagar Meghani) Moscow says the uproar over Jeff Sessions' meetings with Russia's ambassador to the U-S are a replay of McCarthyism. (SOURCE:The Associated Press)--NAT041...
N.B. Commission Recommends Lowering Voting Age, Letting Some Non-Citizens Vote
N.B. commission recommends voting age change--FREDERICTON - Voting at 16 years old. Giving some non-citizens the vote. A preferential ballot.New Brunswick's Commission on Electoral Reform issued 24 sweeping recommendations Friday to the way people vote...
NDP Candidate Wins Provincial Byelection in Saskatoon Riding of Meewasin
NDP candidate wins Saskatoon byelection--SASKATOON - Voters in a Saskatoon riding sent a message to the governing Saskatchewan Party by choosing an NDP candidate in a provincial byelection Thursday.Dr. Ryan Meili claimed for the NDP the seat previously...
New '60S Scoop Proposed Class Action Lawsuit Filed in Federal Court
New '60s Scoop proposed class action launched--TORONTO - Yet another proposed class action related to the so-called '60s Scoop alleges the federal government was negligent in allowing aboriginal children to lose their cultural identities when they were...
--Nineteenth NewsWatch-
---(Edmonton-Warehouse-Stabbing)The Edmonton man convicted of first-degree murder in the stabbing deaths of two co-workers in a bloody attack at a grocery warehouse faces two automatic life sentences.Jayme Pasieka (JAY'-mee PAH'-see-kah) was also found...
--Ninth NewsWatch-
---(Taxi-Driver-Assault)There is growing outrage in Nova Scotia and across the country after a judge acquitted a taxi driver who had been charged with sexually assaulting an intoxicated woman in his cab.Judge Gregory Lenehan's ruling said that quote...
No 'Direct' Link between Ads Decision and Super Bowl Ratings Dive, Says CRTC
CRTC denies blame for Super Bowl ratings drop--OTTAWA - The broadcast regulator is denying that its controversial decision to end a ban on U.S. Super Bowl ads had anything to do with a drop in ratings for the Canadian broadcasts of this year's big game.Bell...
Northern Ontario Ratepayer Puts Wynne on the Hot Seat during Photo Op
Hydro ratepayer puts Wynne on the hot seat--TORONTO - Premier Kathleen Wynne was put on the hot seat Friday over her new hydro plan, not by reporters or opposition politicians, but by a ratepayer from Sturgeon Falls, Ont.Wynne was making calls to people...
Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission Rejects Special Diet Case for Second Time
Commission rejects diet case for second time--HALIFAX - The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission has for a second time rejected a discrimination claim by five social assistance recipients who say the province hasn't increased the special diet allowance...
OHL Roundup: Anthony Cirelli Scores Hat Trick as Otters Crush IceDogs
OHL Roundup: Otters crush IceDogs 10-1--ERIE, Pa. - Anthony Cirelli had a hat trick and Alex DeBrincat scored two goals and an assist as the Erie Otters crushed the Niagara IceDogs 10-1 on Friday night in Ontario Hockey League action.Christian Girhiny...
On Consent and Capacity: 'We Actually Don't Know Where the Legal Line Is'
On consent and capacity: 'No clear line'--HALIFAX - At first glance, Canada's sexual assault law appears to offer judges clear guidance on how to decide whether an alleged victim of sexual assault, under the influence of drugs or alcohol, could be capable...
Ontario Audio 12:25 PM ET
Ontario Audio 12:25 PM ET--R03 - (Ont-Hydro)TORONTO. x-15s. Premier Kathleen Wynne was put on the hot seat over her new hydro plan today, not by reporters or opposition politicians, but by a ratepayer from Sturgeon Falls. With journalists present, the...
Ontario MPP Tries to Rally Federal Liberal Vote on Genetic Discrimination Bill
Ontario MPP weighs in on genetic testing bill--OTTAWA - When Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould turned to the provinces to help make the constitutional case against a bill on genetic testing, it is unlikely Ontario legislator Mike Colle was the one...
--Ontario Update-
---(Ont-Hydro)The province's automakers say they also want a break on their hydro bills.Premier Kathleen Wynne announced yesterday that soaring electricity bills will see an average 17-per-cent cut this summer.Wynne also says there will be further measures...
--Ontario Update-
---(Ont-Hydro)Premier Kathleen Wynne was told she has some bad advisers when she called an Ontario woman today who'd written to complain of soaring hydro bills.The ratepayer from Sturgeon Falls was one of three people the premier called while reporters...
Opioid Crisis Is Devastating Communities and Families: Trudeau
Trudeau says opioid crisis is devastating Canada--VANCOUVER - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the opioid crisis is devastating communities and families across Canada.After going on a ride-along on Friday with Vancouver police in the city's Downtown...
'Opioid Problem' in Southwestern Ontario Community: Public Health Unit
'Opioid problem' in southwestern Ontario community--A southwestern Ontario community is dealing with what its public health officials call an "opioid problem" that has left them scrambling to figure out the extent of the issue and what can be done to...
Parliament Audio 3:05 PM ET
Parliament Audio 3:05 PM ET--P03 - (Taxi-Driver-Assault-Trudeau) VANCOUVER. x-16s. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada's judicial system needs to do a better job of recognizing the rights of sexual assault victims. Trudeau made the comment in Vancouver...
Prairie Audio 10:20 PM MT
Prairie Audio 10:20 PM MT--PR23 - (Sask-Byelection)SASKATOON. x-15s. A byelection in the Saskatoon riding of Meewasin tonight has gone to the N-D-P candidate, Dr. Ryan Meili (MYE-Lee). Premier Brad Wall says the people of the province clearly have some...
Prairie Audio 10:30 PM MT
Prairie Audio 10:30 PM MT--PR23 - (Sask-Byelection)SASKATOON. x-15s. A byelection in the Saskatoon riding of Meewasin tonight has gone to the N-D-P candidate, Dr. Ryan Meili (MYE-Lee). Premier Brad Wall says the people of the province clearly have some...
Prairie Audio 10:40 PM MT
Prairie Audio 10:40 PM MT--PR23 - (Sask-Byelection)SASKATOON. x-15s. A byelection in the Saskatoon riding of Meewasin tonight has gone to the N-D-P candidate, Dr. Ryan Meili (MYE-Lee). Premier Brad Wall says the people of the province clearly have some...
Prairie Audio 12:30 PM MT
Prairie Audio 12:30 PM MT--EDMONTON. x-15s. Researchers at the University of Alberta say they have a new theory for why some dinosaurs stood on two feet. The trait was passed on from the creatures' much smaller ancestors, called proto-dinosaurs. Scott...
Prairie Audio 5:30 AM MT
Prairie Audio 5:30 AM MT--PR04 - (Sask-Byelection)SASKATOON. x-14s. Voters in Saskatoon have sent a message to the governing Saskatchewan Party by choosing an N-D-P candidate in yesterday's provincial byelection. Ryan Meili (MY'-lee) has claimed the...
Prairie Audio 6:00 AM MT
Prairie Audio 6:00 AM MT--PR07 - (Mba-RCMP-Manslaughter)WINNIPEG. x-16s. A Manitoba R-C-M-P officer faces several charges including manslaughter in a fatal shooting that followed a police chase. The province's Independent Investigation Unit says it's...
--Prairie Update-
(Mba-Children's-Advocate)Manitoba's children's advocate is set to be given much broader powers to investigate and report on government services to young people.A bill presented in the legislature yesterday would expand the advocate's mandate beyond kids...
--Prairie Update-
---(Mba-Health-Deal)Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister says he is "reluctantly" ready to begin negotiations with Ottawa on a new heath care funding deal.Pallister sent a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on March 1st which calls for the talks --...
Prep-Business Report
---(Markets)Canada's largest stock market took a step back on Thursday, with Toronto's S-and-P/T-S-X losing 63 points to land at 15-thousand-537.In New York, the Dow Jones gave up 113 to 21-thousand-three, the S-and-P 500 lost 14 to two-thousand-382...
Prep-LifeWatch
---(HKN-CTE-No-Concussion)Researchers at Toronto Western Hospital's Canadian Concussion Centre have discovered the presence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (C-T-E) in the brain of a deceased patient with no known history of concussions.The case study,...
QMJHL Roundup: Sevigny's Hat Trick Leads Voltigeurs over Cataractes
QMJHL Roundup: Voltigeurs edge Cataractes 6-5--SHAWINIGAN, Que. - Mathieu Sevigny's third goal of the game was the winner as the Drummondville Voltigeurs edged the Shawinigan Cataractes 6-5 on Friday night in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action.Charles-Olivier...
Retooled after a Disappointing Season, Whitecaps Ready to Take on Union
New-look Whitecaps set for MLS debut--VANCOUVER - As the Vancouver Whitecaps prepared for their Major League Soccer season-opening game Sunday against the Philadelphia Union, head coach Carl Robinson was asked how his team will be better this year than...
Review: Console-Level Gaming on the Go Could Make the Nintendo Switch a Winner
Review: Nintendo Switch more innovation than gimmick--TORONTO - There's a fine line between gimmick and innovation, one that Nintendo has walked with varying degrees of success over its decades of making gaming devices.The Game Boy was a revolution in...
Sandra Oh and Anne Heche Duke It out in Dark Comedy 'Catfight'
Sandra Oh and Anne Heche battle in 'Catfight'--TORONTO - Sandra Oh and Anne Heche engage in some over-the-top, '80s-inspired brawling in the new movie "Catfight," but there's much deeper meaning behind the fists and insults that fly onscreen.In the film,...
--Second NewsWatch-
---(Trudeau-BC)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to take part in a roundtable discussion on B-C's opioid crisis today in Vancouver.More than 900 people died of illicit drug overdoses in the province last year, and the provincial government has declared...
Second Witness Tells Sex-Assault Trial of Ex-Ski Coach about Harassment
Second witness testifies at trial of ex-ski coach--SAINT-JEROME, Que. - The second alleged victim to take the stand at Bertrand Charest's sex-assault trial told the court Friday she suffered intense psychological harassment when she joined the national...
--Seventeenth NewsWatch-
---(CRIME-Warehouse-Stabbing)An Edmonton man has been found guilty of first-degree murder in the stabbing deaths of two-workers during a bloody attack at a grocery warehouse.Thirty-two-year-old Jayme Pasieka (JAY'-mee pah-SEE'-kah) stared blankly ahead...
Sinclair Scores Again, Canada Downs Russia at Algarve Cup Women's Soccer Tournament
Canada downs Russia 2-1 at Algarve Cup--ALGARVE, Portugal - Christine Sinclair scored her 167th international goal as Canada remained undefeated at the Algarve Cup women's soccer tournament with a 2-1 win over Russia on Friday.Sinclair, who also scored...
--Sixteenth NewsWatch-
---(CRIME-Warehouse-Stabbing)A jury has found an Edmonton man guilty of first-degree murder for stabbing two co-workers to death in a bloody attack at a grocery warehouse.Jayme Pasieka (JAY'-mee pah-SEE'-kah) has also been convicted on four counts of...
--Sixth NewsWatch-
---(Trudeau-BC)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government in monitoring B-C's opiod crisis closely.Today, he'll meet with first responders and health-care workers in Vancouver to discuss the overdose crisis that claimed 922 lives in the province...
Some Southern B.C. Properties Ordered to Stop Using Water after Drug Lab Found
Drug lab leads to water warning in rural B.C.--ROCK CREEK, B.C. - Residents of about 25 properties have been ordered to stop using their water after a suspected methamphetamine lab was found by police near Rock Creek, B.C.Interior Health issued the order...
Teen Boy to Serve 6 Months in Death of Toronto Girl Hit by Stray Bullet
Boy gets 6 months in fatal shooting of girl--TORONTO - A teenage boy will have to serve six months in open custody and nearly a year on probation in the death of a 14-year-old girl who was struck by a stray bullet in northwest Toronto nearly two years...
--Tenth NewsWatch-
---(Taxi-Driver-Assault)A change-dot-org petition asking for a review of the ruling by the Nova Scotia judge who said a drunk can consent to sex has more than 79-hundred signatures.Outrage is growing over Judge Gregory Lenehan's acquittal of Halifax...
--Third NewsWatch-
---(US-Attorney-General-Russia)The controversy over Russia's apparent involvement in the U-S presidential election isn't going away anytime soon.Attorney General Jeff Sessions has become the second high-ranking member of the Trump administration to take...
--Thirteenth NewsWatch-
---(Taxi-Driver-Assault-Trudeau) (Audio: P02)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada's judicial system needs to do a better job of recognizing the rights of sexual assault victims.Trudeau made the comment in Vancouver today when asked about the acquittal...
Today in History - March 10
Today in History - March 10--Today in History for March 10:On this date:In 1302, Pope Boniface VIII sentenced Italian poet and politician Dante Alighieri, author of "The Divine Comedy," to be burned to death for political reasons. Dante fled into exile.In...
Today in History - March 12
Today in History - March 12--Today in History for March 12:On this date:In 1664, England's King Charles II granted an area of land in present-day North America known as New Netherland to his brother James, the Duke of York.In 1795, William Lyon Mackenzie,...
Today in History - March 15
Today in History - March 15--Today in History for March 15:On this date:In 44 BC, Roman General Julius Caesar was assassinated in Rome by a group of nobles that included Brutus and Cassius.In 453, Attila the Hun died of a nose bleed.In 1493, Christopher...
Today in History - March 17
Today in History - March 17--Today in History for March 17:On this date:In 461, tradition says St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, died.In 1233, millions of mice invaded the area of Freising, Germany, forcing the evacuation of entire towns.In 1765,...
Today in History - March 3
Today in History - March 3--Today in History for March 3:In 1801, David Emanuel, the first Jewish governor in the United States, took office in Georgia.In 1841, Sir George Simpson, governor of the Hudson's Bay Co., began a trip around the world. The...
Today in Music History - March 15
Today in Music History - March 15--Today in Music History for March 15:In 1927, Carl Smith, a country music hitmaker of the 1950s and 1960s, was born in Tennessee. Known for his dynamic voice and good looks, he had 41 chart singles during the 1950s,...
Today in Music History - March 17
Today in Music History - March 17--Today in Music History for March 17:In 1899, the classic Neopolitan song "O Sole Mio!" was published. The composer was E. di Campna with words by G. Capurro.In 1919, Nat King Cole, one of the most popular singers of...
Top B.C. News as of 2:30 P.M
Top B.C. News--Friday, March 3Here are the top B.C. and Yukon news stories from The Canadian Press as of 2:30 p.m. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are subject to change as news develops. Projected word counts and timing of stories...
Top News Advisory for Friday, March 3
Top News Advisory for March 3--TOP NEWS ADVISORYFriday, March 36:20 a.m. Here are the latest Top News stories from The Canadian Press. All times are Eastern unless otherwise stated. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are subject to change...
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