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Articles from March 8, 2017

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ADVISORY-B-C Calendar
Here is Wednesday's B.C. calendar:ABBOTSFORD - Abbotsford Police and MedicAlert Foundation Canada announce a partnership to ensure people with dementia, Alzheimer's, autism or other brain injuries who go missing can be found sooner. RSVP required. (1...
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 Court Says No to Taxi Driver's Release Pending Sex Assault Appeal
Alberta court says taxi rapist must stay in jail--CALGARY - An Alberta judge says a taxi driver convicted of sexually assaulting an impaired woman he drove home from a Calgary bar must remain in jail.Lemuel Paulos was sentenced to four years in prison...
Alberta Securities Commission 'Sting' Operation Highlights Fraud Prevention
Unsuspecting investors attend fake seminar--CALGARY - It appeared to be the perfect scam.About two dozen potential investors attended a lunchtime seminar at a downtown Calgary hotel ballroom last month and were promised they would learn to "profit like...
Ambrose Bill to Make Judges Take Classes on Sex Assault Law Fast-Tracked
Bill on training for judges fast-tracked--OTTAWA - The House of Commons has unanimously agreed to fast-track a bill introduced by interim Tory leader Rona Ambrose that would require would-be judges to take courses in sexual assault law.The Commons has...
Atlantic Audio 2:25 PM AT
Atlantic Audio 2:25 PM AT--AT01 - (Blue-Whale-Exhibit)TORONTO x-13s. The 24-metre skeleton of a blue whale that landed in western Newfoundland almost three years ago is about to go on display at the Royal Ontario Museum. Known as Blue, she was among...
Atlantic Update
(NS-Sexual-Assault)Nova Scotia is hiring two special prosecutors to handle sexual assault cases.Justice Minister Diana Whalen said yesterday the province will also open a new domestic violence court in Halifax.The announcements came as the Public Prosecution...
Backlog of Pay Problems Shrinking, but Underpaid Workers Still Face 'Long Road'
Phoenix 'turning a corner,' say officials--OTTAWA - Government officials say they've turned the corner in trying to fix the troubled Phoenix civil service pay system.But Public Services and Procurement Canada deputy minister Marie Lemay says it's still...
Banks, Finance Minister Set to Unveil Business Growth Fund: Sources
Banks set to unveil business growth fund: sources--TORONTO - Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau and Canada's five biggest banks are set to announce Thursday a new fund aimed at helping small- and medium-sized businesses access cash to help them grow,...
BC Audio 8:55 AM ET
BC Audio 8:55 AM ET--BC02 - (Bullying-School-Board)VANCOUVER. x-19s. Members of the Vancouver School Board fired last year by the education minister are speaking out about a report that names them as key players in allegations of bullying and harrassment....
--B-C Update-
------(BC-Paramedic-Funding)B-C's health minister says the province will spend more than 91 million dollars over the next three years to beef up its emergency services.Terry Lake says 60 paramedics and 20 emergency dispatchers will be hired, and six...
--B-C Update-
---(BC-Bullying-School-Board)A redacted report released by the Vancouver School Board singles out members of the left-leaning Vision Vancouver party in an external investigation that blames trustees for creating a toxic work environment.Lawyer Roslyn...
Bettman: 2018 Olympics Still in Doubt, Bye Week Could Be Scrapped
2018 Olympics still in doubt for NHL--BOCA RATON, Fla. - Gary Bettman's voice was muffled and he was coughing profusely, but the tone of the NHL commissioner with regard to the 2018 Olympics remained the same."There's absolutely nothing new," said Bettman,...
Bettman: Coyotes Aren't Moving from Arizona, but Future in Glendale Untenable
Bettman: Coyotes aren't moving from Arizona--BOCA RATON, Fla. - Fans of a potential NHL team in Quebec City should stand down for now.While NHL commissioner Gary Bettman stressed that the Arizona Coyotes did not have a future in Glendale, he also said...
Blue Jays Closer Osuna Excited to Show Mexico His Skills at First WBC
Osuna excited to show Mexico what he can do--Roberto Osuna can list a number of reasons why he chose to play for Mexico at this year's World Baseball Classic, but two of them are identical.The Toronto Blue Jays closer will make his WBC debut in front...
British Columbia Hockey League Playoff Glance
British Columbia Hockey League Playoff Glance--BCHLFred Page Cup PlayoffsAll Times PacificFIRST ROUNDDivision Quarter-finals(Best-of-7)ISLAND DIVISIONVictoria (1) vs. Nanaimo (4)(Victoria leads series 2-1)Tuesday's resultVictoria 3 Nanaimo 2Saturday's...
Business News Advisory
Business News Advisory--Wednesday, MARCH 8, 2017BUSINESS NEWS ADVISORYHere are the CP Business Department's early plans for today. All times Eastern unless otherwise stated. Entries are subject to change as news develops. If you have any questions, please...
Byron Scores Winner in Overtime as Canadiens Topple Canucks 2-1
Byron scores OT winner as Habs top Canucks--VANCOUVER - Carey Price and the Canadiens cooled down what little momentum Vancouver built up recently with back-to-back wins.Price made 27 saves and Paul Byron scored in overtime as Montreal defeated the Canucks...
Canada's Kingsbury, Dufour-Lapointe Earn Moguls Bronze at World Championships
Kingsbury, Dufour-Lapointe take moguls bronze--SIERRA NEVADA, Spain - Mikael Kingsbury whacked his pole against his ski in frustration after his final moguls run at the world freestyle ski championship Wednesday.The 24-year-old from Deux-Montagnes, Que.,...
Canadian Fashion Mogul Nygard Pays $50K Fine in Bahamas, but Will Appeal Ruling
Nygard pays Bahamas fine, but will appeal--LOS ANGELES - A spokeswoman for Peter Nygard says the Canadian clothing manufacturer plans to appeal a ruling in the Bahamas that found he violated a 2013 court order to stop dredging near his beachfront home.In...
Canadian MPs in Washington Hear the Call for More Money Spent on Defence
MPs in US hear call for more defence spending--WASHINGTON - Canadian MPs visiting Washington this week said they kept hearing a familiar message in the U.S. capital: that Canada and other NATO partners will be expected to pony up more money for the military.It's...
Canadian Women Lose 1-0 to Spain in Algarve Cup Soccer Tournament Final
Canada beaten by Spain in Algarve Cup final--SAO JOAO DA VENDA, Portugal - Canada's bid to defend its Algarve Cup title ended in a 1-0 loss to Spain in the final of the 12-team women's soccer tournament Wednesday.Fourth-ranked Canada trailed after five...
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...
Deportation of Bipolar Man Who Came to Canada as Baby Called 'Heartless'
Deportation of bipolar man called 'heartless'--VANCOUVER - Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen is facing calls to reverse the deportation of a 59-year-old man with bipolar disorder who lived in Canada since he was eight months old. Len Van Heest of Courtenay,...
Dynamic Duo: Gaudreau, Monahan Heat Up as Calgary Flames Surge
Dynamic duo heats up as Flames surge--BOCA RATON, Fla. - No matter how many times Brad Treliving told Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan not to worry about their big, shiny new contracts, the Calgary Flames general manager still sensed a burden affecting...
Editorial Exchange: Canada Must Work with States to Protect Great Lakes
Editorial Exchange: Canada must work with states to protect Great Lakes--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published March 7:It's hard to believe the future health of the Great Lakes, from which 40 million people in the U.S. and Canada draw their drinking...
Editorial Exchange: Clear Obstacles to Accessing the Abortion Pill in Canada
Editorial Exchange: Clear obstacles to accessing the abortion pill in Canada--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published March 7:You wouldn't know that the abortion pill, RU-486, was approved for use by Health Canada way back in July 2015.That's because...
Editorial Exchange: Finally, Fog Has Lifted on American Travel Ban
Editorial Exchange: Finally, fog has lifted on American travel ban--An editorial from the Winnipeg Free Press, published March 7:U.S. President Donald Trump's second ban on Muslim migrants may actually withstand a court challenge this time around. The...
Editorial Exchange: Ottawa Must Fight Trump's Chill on the Border
Editorial Exchange: Ottawa must fight Trump's chill on the border--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published March 7:There's a chill along the border between Canada and the United States, and it has nothing to do with the weather. Fallout from the...
Editorial Exchange: Trump's Plan Is an Assault on the Great Lakes
Editorial Exchange: Trump's plan is an assault on the Great Lakes--An editorial from the Hamilton Spectator, published March 8:It has become common for defenders of Donald Trump to argue the Canadian media is obsessed with the U.S. president. We'd be...
--Eighth NewsWatch-
---(Gender-Equality) (Audio: P02)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says far too many women and girls around the world are subject to gender and sexual-based violence.To mark International Women's Day, Trudeau has announced the federal government plans to...
--Eleventh NewsWatch-
---(Ross-NAFTA)U-S Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says negotiations on the North American Free Trade Agreement will probably start late this year.And he says Canada and Mexico know they are going to have to make concessions.Ross told Bloomberg news that...
Entertainment News as of 3 P.M. Wednesday, March 8
Entertainment News Advisory--Good afternoon from the Canadian Press entertainment department!Advisories will typically hit the wire around 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. ET and will also be sent to editors by email. If you'd like to be added to the email list please...
Family Dismayed Calgary Imam Will Be Held Another Two Months in Turkey
Imam to be held two more months in Turkey--CALGARY - Relatives of a Calgary imam who has spent more than seven months in a Turkish prison are dismayed his case will remain in limbo for at least another two months.Davud Hanci appeared Wednesday before...
Federal Justice Minister Moves to End 'Zombie Laws,' Clean Up Criminal Code
Ottawa moves to kill so-called 'zombie laws'--OTTAWA - Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould fended off suggestions she was stirring up a debate on abortion Wednesday, as she introduced legislation to eliminate so-called "zombie laws" from the Criminal...
--Fifth NewsWatch-
---(International-Women's-Day)Various events are planned for today across the country, and around the world, to mark International Women's Day.Prime Minister Trudeau -- who has long called himself a feminist -- will mark the occasion by joining his International...
--First NewsWatch-
---(WEA-Prairies-Storm)Blizzard warnings remain in effect for much of eastern Saskatchewan, almost all of Manitoba and in Ontario's far north where snow and high winds have wreaked havoc on the affected Prairie provinces since Monday night.Conditions...
Five Stories in the News Today, March 8
Five stories in the news today, March 8--Five stories in the news for Wednesday, March 8:------TRUDEAU MARKING WOMEN'S DAY WITH FANFAREPrime Minister Justin Trudeau, who proudly calls himself a feminist, is marking International Women's Day with much...
Former Calgary Stampeders Star Ezzrett (Sugarfoot) Anderson Dies at Age 97
Former Stamps player Anderson dies at age 97--CALGARY - Ezzrett (Sugarfoot) Anderson, one of the first African-Americans to play professional football in North America, died Wednesday. He was 97.The Calgary Stampeders, who Anderson played with for six...
--Fourth NewsWatch-
---(Gender-Equality)It's International Women's Day, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be actively supporting it.The P-M will begin the day in Ottawa with International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau with an announcement about women's rights.He'll...
Goodale Wants Answers from U.S. on 'Risky' Movement of Would-Be Refugees
Goodale wants answers from U.S. on migrants--OTTAWA - Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says he will use a meeting Friday with his U.S. counterpart to try to find out who is organizing the risky movement of would-be refugees into Canada in the dead...
'It Blew Everyone Away': HSBC Canada Sevens Rugby Tournament Back in Vancouver
HSBC Canada Sevens set for this weekend--VANCOUVER - Damian McGrath strode into B.C. Place Stadium last March as head coach of Samoa, completely unaware of what the weekend would bring.The newest stop on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series had good ticket...
James Van Riemsdyk Breaks Scoring Slump, Leafs Beat Wings
Maple Leafs beat Red Wings, snap losing skid--TORONTO - It had been quite some time since James van Riemsdyk had scored a goal. It had been even longer since he had produced a point on the league's No. 1 power play.That all changed on Tuesday night.Van...
Judge Who Convicted Doctor of Sex Assaults Ignored Evidence: Lawyers
Doctor convicted of sex assaults seeks new trial--TORONTO - Lawyers for a Toronto anaesthesiologist jailed for sexually assaulting 21 sedated women during surgeries argue their client should be granted a new trial because the judge presiding over his...
Keep Calm and Plan on, Federal Ministers Told on Asylum Seeker Influx
Plan, don't panic, on asylum seekers: feds--OTTAWA - Canada's national police force and border watchdog say they have the resources they need -- for now -- to deal with the influx of people entering the country illegally in search of asylum, the federal...
Law Commission of Ontario Report Urges Changes to Power of Attorney Systems
Improve power of attorney systems in Ontario:report--TORONTO - Ontario's complex systems for substitute legal decision-making need to be modernized and clarified in order to be more effective, the province's law commission said Wednesday.A study of provincial...
Lee Scores Twice, Ho-Sang Gets First NHL Goal as Islanders Topple Oilers 4-1
Lee scores twice as Islanders top Oilers--EDMONTON - The New York Islanders' absence from the playoff picture only lasted a couple of hours.Anders Lee scored a pair of goals as the Islanders gained some valuable points with a 4-1 victory over the Edmonton...
Liberals Defy PM, Approve Genetic Testing Bill He Calls Unconstitutional
Bill banning genetic discrimination passes--OTTAWA - Liberal backbenchers have defied Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, voting in favour of a bill that would bar health and life insurance companies from forcing clients to disclose the results of genetic...
'Liberation Therapy' Ineffective for Treating MS, Canadian Study Concludes
Canadian study debunks 'liberation therapy' for MS--TORONTO - A long-awaited Canadian study of a controversial treatment for multiple sclerosis known as "liberation therapy" has debunked the procedure, saying it is ineffective and should be avoided.Liberation...
Majestic Display: Massive Newfoundland Blue Whale Makes Its Toronto Debut
Newfoundland blue whale to debut at the ROM--Ever wonder what a dead blue whale smells like?A Fossil wrist watch that Mark Engstrom wore as he helped preserve the bones of Blue, a 24-metre female whose skeleton goes on display Saturday at the Royal Ontario...
Man Breaks Edmonton Woman's Arms with a Crowbar in Road Rage Attack: Police
Woman has arms broken in road rage attack--Edmonton police say they are investigating lots of tips as they search for a man who is accused of breaking a woman's arms with a crowbar in a vicious road rage attack.Police spokesman Scott Pattison says it...
Manitoba Looks at Cutting the Number of Mandatory Inquests into Deaths
Manitoba aims for fewer inquests into deaths--WINNIPEG - The Manitoba government is moving to cut the number of mandatory public inquests when someone dies while in the care of a government agency or police.The Fatality Inquiries Act currently requires...
Mo Knows: B.C.'S John Morris Handles Skip Duties from Third Position
Morris calling shots from the third position--ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Three-time champion John Morris is the only skip in the Tim Hortons Brier main draw who throws third but still calls the game.It's a setup that has worked well for Morris and B.C. fourth...
Most Actively Traded Companies on the TSX
Most actively traded companies on the TSX--Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,496.98 down 111.80 points):Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Down 13 cents, or...
NAFTA Talks to Start Late in the Year, See Big Changes: U.S. Commerce Secretary
U.S. Commerce czar reveals some NAFTA plans--WASHINGTON - NAFTA negotiations will probably start late this year, might take about a year, and will include serious changes that could see the addition of several entire new chapters to the landmark agreement.That's...
National Audio 10:35 AM ET
National Audio 10:35 AM ET--NAT088 - (US-Women's-Day) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) CHICAGO. x-20s. (Ryan Burrow) International Women's Day will be marked in the U-S with demonstrations and community events. (WA) (SOURCE:ABC)--NAT089 - (US-Women's-Day) (NOT FOR...
National Audio 11:05 AM ET
National Audio 11:05 AM ET--NAT095 - (WEA-Prairies-Storm) (WATCH FOR DATING) REGINA. x-13s. A brutally harsh weather system that brought heavy snow and extreme winds to the eastern Prairies is moving on. The storm stranded hundreds of travellers in Saskatchewan...
National Audio 1:45 PM ET
National Audio 1:45 PM ET--NAT114 - (US-Sandy-Hook-Death-Threat) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) NEW YORK. x-32s. (Aaron Katersky) A Florida woman is set to plead guilty to threatening the parent of a child killed in the mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary...
National Audio 2:35 PM ET
National Audio 2:35 PM ET--NAT122 - (Kamloops-Water) KAMLOOPS, B.C. x-14s. The 85-thousand residents of Kamloops, B-C are being told to immediately conserve water. An electrical problem caused the city's water treatment plant to shut down early this...
National Audio 2:45 AM ET
National Audio 2:45 AM ET--NAT002 - (EU-Turkey-Military-Coup) TORONTO. x-06s. A Calgary imam who has spent more than seven months in a Turkish prison has court date scheduled for today. Davud Hanci's (dah-VOOD' HAN'-jeez) wife says he is expected to...
National Audio 3:25 PM ET
National Audio 3:25 PM ET--NAT127 - (Kamloops-Water) KAMLOOPS, B.C. x-31s. (Francesca Lucia) The City of Kamloops, B-C is now looking at temporary measures to supply water to residents following a problem at the Water Treatment Plant this morning. (WA)...
National Audio 4:05 AM ET
National Audio 4:05 AM ET--NAT020 - (Business-Minute) TORONTO. x-64s. (Karen Rebot (REE'-boh)) The Canadian Press Business Minute. (SOURCE:The Canadian Press) --NAT021 - (US-Trump-Travel-Ban-Hawaii) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-18s. U-S President...
National Audio 4:45 AM ET
National Audio 4:45 AM ET--NAT030 - (ENT-People-Richard-Simmons) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-30s. (Mark Remillard) Where is Richard Simmons? A-B-C's Mark Remillard has more. (contains sound) (WA) (SOURCE:ABC) --NAT031 - (ENT-TV-Star-Trek-Discovery-Captain-Cast)...
National Audio 4:55 AM ET
National Audio 4:55 AM ET--NAT040 - (US-Day-Without-Women) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) WASHINGTON. x-29s. (MaryAlice Parks) Today is International Women's Day, and there are strikes planned around the United States. A-B-C's MaryAlice Parks in Washington has...
National Audio 5:35 AM ET
National Audio 5:35 AM ET--NAT044 - (US-Bus-Train-Crash-Mississippi) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) BILOXI, Miss. x-27s. (Christine Dobbyn) A road trip turned deadly for passengers aboard a charter bus Tuesday in Mississippi when it was hit by freight train. Four...
National Audio 5:55 PM ET
National Audio 5:55 PM ET--NAT140 - (Fletcher-Organ-Donation) WINNIPEG. x-09s. A Manitoba politician is pushing for a new law to make everyone in the province an organ donor unless they opt out. Steven Fletcher, who has been a quadriplegic since a highway...
National Audio 6:25 AM ET
National Audio 6:25 AM ET--NAT060 - (US-Congress-Health-Care) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) WASHINGTON. x-27s. (Maggie Rulli) This morning in Washington, the first House committee votes on the new Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act,...
National Audio 6:45 AM ET
National Audio 6:45 AM ET--NAT065 - (AS-United-States-China-NKorea) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) BEIJING. x-13s. The U-N Security Council is expected to meet today to discuss the latest hostilities from North Korea, which earlier this week fired four ballistic...
National Audio 7:35 PM ET
National Audio 7:35 PM ET--NAT146 - (Man-Deported) VICTORIA. x-14s. The federal immigration minister is facing calls to reverse the deportation of a 59-year-old man with bipolar disorder who came to Canada as a baby. Len Van Heest was deported to the...
National Audio 8:25 PM ET
National Audio 8:25 PM ET--NAT153 - (US-Trump) WASHINGTON. x-06s. The White House is struggling to answer whether it believes U-S President Donald Trump is the target of a counterintelligence investigation. When first asked whether Trump is the subject...
National Audio 8:45 AM ET
National Audio 8:45 AM ET--NAT078 - (United-Nations-Human-Rights) GENEVA. x-12s. The U-N human rights chief says he is "dismayed" by U-S President Donald Trump's handling of a number of human rights issues. Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein (zayd ryd ahl hoo-SAYN')...
National Ballet Brings Iconic Canadian Elements to New Production of 'Pinocchio'
National Ballet puts Canadian twist on 'Pinocchio'--TORONTO - Prepare to see Mounties, beavers, buffalo-plaid shirts and plenty of Canadiana as the National Ballet of Canada puts a homegrown spin on its debut production of "Pinocchio."The beloved Italian...
New B.C. 'Duty to Document' Law Doesn't Go Far Enough: Privacy Group
B.C. introduces 'duty to document' legislation--VICTORIA - British Columbia's finance minister says the province will become the first in Canada to adopt legislation requiring public servants to document key government decisions.Mike de Jong said the...
New Heritage Minute Pays Tribute to the Grads, Legendary Women's Basketball Team
New Heritage Minute focuses on Edmonton Grads--TORONTO - Kay MacBeth was just a baby when the Edmonton Commercial Graduates won the world championship title in 1923, but by the time she joined them at age 17, the team -- known as the Grads -- had been...
New Home Construction Picks Up, Offering Latest Evidence of Economic Momentum
Housing starts pick up in February: CMHC--OTTAWA - The pace of home construction in Canada picked up last month and a lot of the push came from Ontario, the federal housing agency said Wednesday, offering the latest evidence that the economy is building...
New Protocol for Prosecutors Won't Cut Corners in Grave Cases: Justice Minister
Alberta defends new protocol for prosecutors--EDMONTON - Alberta Justice Minister Kathleen Ganley says new guidelines to manage court files will not see serious, violent cases like murder or sexual assault sacrificed to save time and money."The triage...
New Security Measures Coming for Manitoba's Legislative Assembly, Courthouses
Security boosted at Manitoba legislature--WINNIPEG - Metal detectors and armed security guards could be in the works at the Manitoba legislature under a bill introduced Wednesday by Justice Minister Heather Stefanson.The bill would give security guards...
--Nineteenth NewsWatch-
---(Toronto-Teacher-Death)A spokeswoman with the Toronto District School Board says one of its teachers has died in Costa Rica, in what police say may have been a mugging.Media in Costa Rica say residents in the town of Puerto Viejo found the body of...
--Ninth NewsWatch-
---(Gender-Equality) (Audio: P03)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says women and girls around the world are counting on countries like Canada to help lead the way on women's rights.Trudeau marked International Women's Day by announcing the federal government...
N.L. Crown to Appeal Acquittal of Cop Charged with Sexually Assaulting Woman
N.L. Crown to appeal cop's sex-case acquittal--ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - The Crown in Newfoundland has filed a notice to appeal the acquittal of a police officer accused of sexually assaulting an intoxicated young woman, saying the trial judge made errors in...
'Norse Mythology' by Neil Gaiman Tops Maclean's Fiction List for Fourth Week
'Norse Mythology' tops Maclean's fiction list--Here are the top 10 hardcover fiction and non-fiction books in Canada for the week ending March 5 as compiled by Maclean's magazine. The previous week's position is in parentheses.FICTION1. (1) Norse Mythology...
'Not Pretty out There:' 19 Asylum-Seekers Cross Border in Manitoba Blizzard
Border-crossers face blizzard in Manitoba--EMERSON, Man. - Nineteen asylum-seekers braved a fierce blizzard and whiteout conditions on the open prairie to cross into Canada near the Manitoba border community of Emerson, the area's reeve said Wednesday."It...
Ontario City to Close Road for Endangered Salamander Crossings
Ontario city to close road for salamander crossing--The Jefferson salamander, an endangered amphibian found only in southern Ontario, has begun to emerge from the ground along a small stretch of the Niagara escarpment and has been dodging cars as it...
Ontario Junior Hockey League Playoff Glance
Ontario Junior Hockey League Playoff Glance--OJHLBuckland Cup PlayoffsFIRST ROUNDConference Quarter-finals(Best-of-7)NORTH-EAST CONFERENCETrenton (1) vs. Newmarket (8)(Newmarket leads series 2-1)Tuesday's resultNewmarket 3 Trenton 2Monday's resultTrenton...
--Ontario Update-
---(Teen-MPP)The youngest-ever member of the Ontario legislature will represent the Progressive Conservatives in next year's provincial election.Nineteen-year-old Sam Oosterhoff beat a challenger in his Niagara-area riding last night to be the candidate...
--Ontario Update --
---(Teen-MPP)Nineteen-year-old Progressive Conservative M-P-P Sam Oosterhoff easily won a nomination battle last night in the newly redistributed riding of Niagara West, defeating Tony Quirk by a wide margin.It was last November when Oosterhoff became...
--Ontario Update --
---(Law-Commission-Ontario-Report)Ontario's law commision says the province's complicated systems for powers of attorney need to be modernized and clarified.A report from the Law Commission of Ontario makes 58 sweeping recommendations about substitute...
Out of the Shadows: Carleton Women Gunning for First National Title
Carleton women look for first national title--OTTAWA - Taffe Charles joked to his players that he knew they had a special team this season when they were on the front page of Carleton's student newspaper.As far as Charles could remember, it was the first...
Parks Canada Rejects Movie after Learning First Nations in Storyline
Parks Canada rejects movie after seeing plot--A movie production team was denied permission to shoot in the Rocky Mountain national parks after Parks Canada staff learned the film's plot involved an indigenous gang leader."They expressed a real concern...
Photo Advisory
Photo advisory--The Canadian Press photo advisory for Wed., March 8, 2017. Entries with an estimated photo transmission time (EST) are staffed by The Canadian Press or Associated Press photojournalists.ADDS: TORONTO--The Royal Ontario Museum unveils...
Prairie Audio 12:50 PM MT
Prairie Audio 12:50 PM MT----PR10 - (Domestic-Abuse-Workers)SASKATOON. x--08s. Saskatchewan's family violence rate was double the national average in 2015, according to Statistics Canada. The Provincial Association of Transition Houses and Services of...
Prairie Audio 3:20 PM MT
Prairie Audio 3:20 PM MT----PR17 - (Fletcher-Organ-Donation)WINNIPEG. x-09s. A Manitoba politician is pushing for a new law to make everyone in the province an organ donor unless they opt out. Steven Fletcher, who has been a quadriplegic since a highway...
Prairie Audio 3:30 PM MT
Prairie Audio 3:30 PM MT----PR20 - (Mba-Legis-Security)WINNIPEG. x-10s. Security is going to be beefed up at the Manitoba legislature and at courthouses. Justice Minister Heather Stefanson says two bills now being debated would give security officers...
--Prairie Update-
(Mba-Asylum-Blizzard)Despite a raging blizzard, two asylum seekers crossed into Manitoba at the border community of Emerson yesterday morning.Reeve Greg Janzen says there hadn't been any crossers since last Thursday, but Mounties in an unmarked van spotted...
--Prairie Update-
(Zombie-Laws) (Alta Note)The federal government says it's moving to scrub the Criminal Code of invalid laws such as the one wrongly cited by a judge during a high-profile murder trial in Alberta.Zombie laws -- sections of the law that remain in the code...
Prep-Agriculture-Report
(Ag-Extension-Services)Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart has launched a four-week survey on the delivery of agriculture extension services in Saskatchewan.Stewart says farming is the foundation of the province and the government wants to...
Prep-LifeWatch
---(Obesity-Not-Dieting)New research suggests fewer overweight Americans have been trying to lose weight in recent years and researchers wonder if fat acceptance could be among the reasons.Lead author Dr. Jian Zhang, a public health researcher at Georgia...
QMJHL Roundup: Islanders Thump Wildcats 12-3 for Ninth Straight Win
QMJHL Roundup: Islanders thump Wildcats 12-3--CHARLOTTETOWN - The Charlottetown Islanders extended their winning streak in dominant fashion.Daniel Sprong scored four goals and set up three more as the Islanders downed the Moncton Wildcats 12-3 in Quebec...
Quadriplegic Manitoba Politician Wants Presumed Consent for Organ Donation
Quadriplegic MLA pushes organ donation law--WINNIPEG - A Manitoba politician left paralyzed from the neck down by a highway collision is pushing for a law that would make all people in the province an organ donor unless they opted out.Steven Fletcher,...
Quebec Man Charged in Terror Case Says He Feared for Safety of Family Overseas
Man charged in terror case feared for family--MONTREAL - A Quebec man accused of wanting to leave Canada to join the Islamic State in Syria says he was desperate to reach his wife and young kids and get them away from his dangerous, threatening brother-in-law.Ismael...
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