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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 to Hire 50 Crown Prosecutors to Address Shortage and Workload
Alberta to hire 50 Crown prosecutors, 30 support staff--EDMONTON - Alberta is hiring a total of 50 more prosecutors to clear a backlog that is forcing the Crown to stay hundreds of charges, including cases of impaired driving.Justice Minister Kathleen...
Atlantic Audio 4:05 PM AT
Atlantic Audio 4:05 PM AT--AT03 - (NS-Electoral-Boundaries)HALIFAX. x-16s. Nova Scotia's Opposition leader says his party will examine all legal options including an injunction if the government calls an election without first using a formal commission...
--Atlantic Update-
(Oland-Prison-Assault)The case of two men charged with assaulting Dennis Oland in a New Brunswick prison has been adjourned until late next month to allow defence lawyers more time for consultations.Convicted killer Cody Alexander Muise and Aaron Marriott...
Baloney Meter: Are Asylum Seekers Walking across the Border Breaking the Law?
Baloney Meter: are border crossings illegal?--OTTAWA - "What we're seeing now is that people are crossing illegally trying to seek asylum here in Canada, risking life and limb." -- NDP immigration critic Jenny Kwan."What is happening at our border right...
B.C. Announces Four-Year, $500-Million Plan to Improve Seniors Care
B.C. pegs $500 million to seniors care--VICTORIA - Seniors in British Columbia residential care facilities can expect more baths, walks and bathroom breaks as a result of a $500 million government care plan, Isobel Mackenzie, the province's senior's...
--B-C Update-
------(BC-Seniors-Funding)B-C senior's advocate Isobel Mackenzie says a 500-million-dollar plan announced by the province means seniors in residential care facilities will have more baths, walks and bathroom breaks.Health Minister Terry Lake says the...
British-Columbia-in-the-News
B.C. PEGS $500M TO IMPROVING SENIORS' CAREB.C. senior's advocate Isobel Mackenzie says a $500 million plan announced by the province means seniors in residential care facilities will have more baths, walks and bathroom breaks.Health Minister Terry Lake...
Bryan Adams, Russell Peters Step in to Host Juno Awards, Replacing Michael Buble
Bryan Adams, Russell Peters replace Buble as Juno host--TORONTO - When Michael Buble revealed his three-year-old son was fighting cancer last year, it shattered fans and many in the music community -- but it also left organizers at the Juno Awards in...
Budget Office Says Liberal Spending Estimates Short $2.5B on Infrastructure
PBO, Liberals clash over infrastructure cash--OTTAWA - The parliamentary budget office and the Liberals clashed again Thursday over the government's infrastructure spending program, with the watchdog saying billions were missing from planned spending...
Business News Advisory
Business News Advisory--Thursday, MARCH 9, 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...
Business News Advisory
Business News Advisory--Thursday, MARCH 9, 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,...
Cabbie Acquitted of Sex Assault Investigated for Similar Offence in 2012:warrant
Acquitted cabbie probed in 2012:warrant--HALIFAX - A Halifax cab driver who was acquitted last week of sexually assaulting an intoxicated woman in the back of his taxi in 2015 was questioned after similar allegations three years earlier, according to...
Canada Asked to Take in Families Who Sheltered Edward Snowden in Hong Kong
Canada asked to take in Snowden supporters--HONG KONG - Lawyers for three families who sheltered Edward Snowden in Hong Kong say they have formally asked the Canadian government to grant them asylum.They issued a statement Thursday saying that the families...
Canada's Kingsbury Finishes off the Podium in Dual Moguls at Worlds
Canada misses dual moguls podium at worlds--Moguls ace Mikael Kingsbury was so dominant in freestyle skiing this season that it seemed impossible that he could go home from the world championships with only one bronze medal.But that's what happened as...
Canadian Driver James Hinchcliffe Set for Clean Slate This IndyCar Season
Hinchcliffe set for clean slate in 2017--James Hinchcliffe has hung up his dancing shoes and put his racing helmet back on. It's a much freer feeling than one year ago.The Oakville, Ont., driver says the upcoming IndyCar season -- which begins Sunday...
Canadian Mayors Concerned about Potential Cuts to Great Lakes Protection Funding
Mayors worried about potential Great Lakes funding cuts--A number of Canadian mayors are sounding alarm bells over proposed budget cuts in the United States that would gut programs designed to help protect the Great Lakes.Budget proposals drafted by...
Carleton's Wood, McMaster's Boiago Earn Basketball Player of Year Honours
Wood, Boiago earn player of year honours--Connor Wood of the Carleton Ravens and Danielle Boiago of the McMaster Marauders earned Canadian university men's and women's basketball player of the year honours.Wood, a fifth-year guard from Guelph, Ont.,...
Celebrity Birthdays for March 9
Celebrity birthdays for March 9--Celebrity Birthdays for March 9:Singer-actress Keely Smith is 89.Singer Lloyd Price is 84.Actress Joyce Van Patten is 83.Canadian amateur golf legend Marlene Stewart Streit is 83.Country singer Mickey Gilley is 81.NHL...
Conservative Senator under Fire for Comments on Residential Schools
Senator slammed for residential school remark--OTTAWA - Conservative MPs distanced themselves from one of their own Thursday after a Tory senator suggested there were positive aspects to Canada's residential school system.Caucus members, including Tory...
Defence Lawyers Compare Woman Who Gave Water to Pigs to Gandhi, Mandela
Woman in pig trial acting for greater good:defence--BURLINGTON, Ont. - A Toronto woman who gave water to pigs on a truck headed to slaughter committed an act of kindness similar to when people gave water to Jews transported on cattle trains during the...
Design of Halifax's First Monument to Women Unveiled: 'Times Have Changed'
Design of monument to women unveiled--HALIFAX - During the Second World War, Peggy McAlpine made a lot of sandwiches -- thousands of them.Halifax was bustling in wartime, clogged with young servicemen waiting to board ships headed overseas, and they...
Duvall Gives Impact Experienced Right Back Option as Camara Serves Suspension
Duvall ready to battle for Impact minutes--MONTREAL - So far, Montreal Impact coach Mauro Biello hasn't had to choose between incumbent Hassoun Camara and newcomer Chris Duvall when filling in the right fullback position on his lineup sheet.It may come...
Eighth Alleged Victim Says Charest Would Kiss Her and Other Skiers
Another alleged victim testifies at Charest trial--ST-JEROME, Que. - Lingering kisses, pinches on the buttocks and having to answer questions about sex were a regular part of life for Bertrand Charest's ski students, one of his alleged victims told the...
--Eleventh NewsWatch-
---(Judge-Reviewed)The Canadian Judicial Council is recommending an Alberta judge should lose his job for what it calls his manifestly and profoundly destructive conduct in regard to the impartiality and integrity of the bench. Justice Robin Camp asked...
Environment Minister McKenna Says U.S. Trade 'Number 1' Focus of Government
U.S trade 'number 1' focus: Environment minister--CALGARY - The federal environment minister says Canada's image has been burnished internationally by federal and provincial plans to combat climate change.Catherine McKenna told a Calgary Chamber of Commerce...
Federal Budget Won't Contain Specific Actions to Address Trump Uncertainty
Budget won't address Trump uncertainty--OTTAWA - If the Trudeau government plans to take steps to address the economic risks of the Donald Trump presidency, they won't be in the upcoming federal budget.Following weeks of meetings between Liberal cabinet...
--Fifth NewsWatch-
---(Shell-Oilsands)Canadian Natural Resources says it will absorb approximately 31-hundred employees from Royal Dutch Shell and Marathon Oil as part of two agreements with the Anglo-Dutch energy giant.The deals will see Shell sell its undeveloped oilsands...
First Contestant Steps Up to Launch Bid for Leadership of Manitoba NDP
First contestant to launch NDP Manitoba bid--WINNIPEG - The Manitoba NDP leadership race is set to get its first contestant Friday.Michelle McHale is launching her leadership bid at a small theatre a short distance across the river from the legislature.McHale...
'First Dates' Lets Viewers in on Blind Dates in Vancouver's Dating Scene
'First Dates' lets viewers in on blind dates in Vancouver--Two total strangers walk into a bar. That's not the beginning of a joke, that's the premise behind "First Dates."The series, which invites viewers to eavesdrop on couples as they squirm through...
--First NewsWatch-
---(Military-Training-Death) (Audio: 08)The Royal Canadian Air Force Directorate of Flight Safety is investigating after a search and rescue technician was killed during a training exercise in Yorkton, Saskatchewan Wednesday.Master-Corporal Alfred Barr...
Former Quebec Student Leader Nadeau-Dubois Jumping into Provincial Politics
Ex-student leader Nadeau-Dubois enters Quebec politics--MONTREAL - One of Quebec's most prominent young leaders who was at the vanguard of the student protests that rocked the province five years ago announced Thursday he is jumping into politics with...
--Fourteenth NewsWatch-
---(Judge-Reviewed) (Audio: 091)Hours after the Canadian Judicial Council recommended he be removed from the bench for comments made during a sexual assault trial, Justice Robin Camp is resigning.Camp asked the complainant in the Calgary trial why she...
--Fourth NewsWatch-
---(Shell-Oilsands)Anglo-Dutch energy giant Royal Dutch Shell says it has signed two agreements to sell its undeveloped oilsands interests in Canada.Subject to regulatory approvals, the deals have a net consideration of 7.25 billion-dollars U-S.Under...
From Virtual Reality to Programmable Bacteria: Innovation on Display Mining
Tech on display at annual mining convention--TORONTO - Programmable bacteria, a gold-sniffing camera and a virtual reality tool for taking investors underground were among the innovations on display at the world's biggest annual mining convention in...
Government Settles with Cadets in Deadly 1974 Grenade Blast
Settlement in deadly 1974 grenade blast--OTTAWA - Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan formally apologized Thursday to the survivors of a deadly cadet camp explosion more than 42 years ago, as he announced the terms of a settlement between them and the federal...
Insufficient Funds: Fighting the Scourge of Fraud through Credit and Debit Cards
Fighting fraud through credit, debit cards--TORONTO - Cybersecurity expert Tom Keenan's rationale for recommending consumers use credit cards over debit cards has nothing to do with any technological advantage.It's now standard in Canada for both type...
James Cameron on New Atlantis Doc and How Lost City Relates to Threats of Today
James Cameron on new doc, Titanic-Atlantis parallels--TORONTO - James Cameron is on the line from southern California, taking a rare break from work on his four upcoming "Avatar" sequels, which he's shooting concurrently.The three-time Oscar-winning...
Jury Overwhelmed by Medical Evidence in Toddler Meningitis Case: Defence
Appeal Court reserves in meningitis death--CALGARY - A lawyer for parents convicted in the meningitis death of their toddler says the trial judge allowed the jury to be overwhelmed by medical evidence, but the Crown says the couple received a fair hearing.The...
'Knees Together' Judge Robin Camp Resigning from the Bench
'Knees together' judge resigning from the bench--OTTAWA - A judge who asked a sexual assault complainant in a trial why she couldn't keep her knees together quit Thursday after a scathing rebuke from the body that oversees the Canadian judiciary.In a...
Manitoba Government to Take New Steps to Control Spending, Energy Conservation
Manitoba taking new steps to control spending--WINNIPEG - The Manitoba government took steps Thursday to control spending and policies at Crown corporations, and to set up a new agency to promote energy conservation.The Progressive Conservatives introduced...
Manitoba Premier Says Ottawa Has Not Replied to Request for Refugee Aid
Manitoba premier wants federal help--WINNIPEG - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has yet to respond to Manitoba's call for help in dealing with an influx of asylum-seekers crossing the border from the United States, Premier Brian Pallister said Thursday.Pallister...
Maple Lodge Farms Fined $6K for Suffering of Frozen Spent Hens
Maple Lodge Farms fined over frozen spent hens--TORONTO - A Canadian meat processor must pay a $6,000 penalty for allowing thousands of free-range hens on their way to slaughter to suffer in frigid conditions, the Federal Court of Appeal has ruled.In...
Michael J. Fox 'Surprised,' 'Humbled' by Governor General's Performing Arts Award
Fox 'surprised' by GG Performing Arts Award--Michael J. Fox was both surprised and humbled to be named a recipient of the Governor General's Performing Arts Awards, and he has already celebrated the honour with another newly minted laureate: Martin Short."A...
Military SAR Technician Killed in Training Accident in Saskatchewan
Military SAR tech killed in training--YORKTON, Sask. - A search and rescue technician with the Royal Canadian Air Force has died in a training accident near Yorkton, Sask.Master-Corporal Alfred Barr was a member of 435 Transport and Rescue Squadron at...
Minister Denies N.S. Schools Have a No-Fail Policy, Says Hundreds Failed in 2016
Schools do not have a no-fail policy: N.S.--HALIFAX - Nova Scotia's education minister says 259 students were failed last year from Primary to Grade 9 across the province.Karen Casey revealed the number Thursday after being asked again to clarify whether...
Minister Says 300 Schools in Ontario Being Considered for Closure
Minister: 300 Ontario schools up for closure--TORONTO - Three hundred schools in Ontario are on the chopping block, the education minister said Thursday, two days after she refused to provide a figure she called "arbitrary."While the closure decisions...
National Audio 10:15 PM ET
National Audio 10:15 PM ET--NAT131 - (Trudeau-Houston) HOUSTON. x-17s. Prime Minister Trudeau talked up his government's emphasis on encouraging the development of alternative sources of energy. Trudeau told a prominent gathering of oil and gas executives...
National Audio 12:25 PM ET
National Audio 12:25 PM ET--NAT066 - (US-WikiLeaks-CIA) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) LONDON. x-23s. The founder of WikiLeaks is commenting on this week's massive leak of thousands of confidential C-I-A documents in an online news conference from London. Julian...
National Audio 12:45 PM ET
National Audio 12:45 PM ET--NAT070 - (Shell-Oilsands) CALGARY. x-12s. Global oil and gas giant Royal Dutch Shell is selling off most of its oilsands assets in a deal that will see it pull in 7.25-billion-dollars U-S. Canadian Natural Resources will be...
National Audio 1:45 PM ET
National Audio 1:45 PM ET--NAT078 - (Shell-Oilsands) CALGARY. x-11s. Canadian Natural Resources is spending 12.74-billion-dollars Canadian to buy most of Royal Dutch Shell's oilsands assets and half of those owned by Houston-based Marathon Oil. Steve...
National Audio 5:25 AM ET
National Audio 5:25 AM ET--NAT016 - (ENT-Justin Bieber-Australia) UNDATED. x-36s. (Oscar Wells Gabriel) Fans of Justin Bieber in Australia are being warned as the pop star visits on a concert tour. AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel reports...
National Audio 6:05 PM ET
National Audio 6:05 PM ET--NAT104 - (McKenna-Calgary) CALGARY. x-17s. Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna has made her first speech to Calgary's business community, touching on U-S trade and opportunities in the clean technology sector. In...
National Audio 6:45 AM ET
National Audio 6:45 AM ET--NAT035 - (Australia-Bieber-Impostor) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-10s. An Australian man is accused of creating fake accounts on Facebook and Skype to pose as Justin Bieber and trick young girls into sending him explicit...
National Audio 7:15 PM ET
National Audio 7:15 PM ET--NAT114 - (Alta-Justice-Protocol) EDMONTON. x-15s. Alberta Justice Minister Kathleen Ganley says the province is hiring 50 new Crown prosecutors to clear up backlogs in the system. Crown prosecutors are also being directed to...
National Audio 7:55 PM ET
National Audio 7:55 PM ET--NAT119 - (CRIME-Road-Rage) EDMONTON. x-09s. An Edmonton man has been charged after a woman's arms were broken in what police allege was road rage. Jared Eliasson faces charges including attempted murder, possession of an offensive...
National Audio 8:35 AM ET
National Audio 8:35 AM ET--NAT041 - (Britain-War-Memorial) (FOR PRODUCTION) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) LONDON. x-35s. Queen Elizabeth has unveiled a memorial to soldiers and civilians who served Britain during the Gulf War and recent conflicts in Afghanistan...
National Audio 8:55 PM ET
National Audio 8:55 PM ET--NAT127 - (US-Trump-Travel-Ban) SEATTLE. x-16s. Washington state is asking a U-S federal judge to block U-S President Donald Trump's revised travel ban. Washington was the first state to sue over the original travel ban, which...
NDP Stalwart, Social Activist Margaret Mitchell Dies in Vancouver at 92
NDP stalwart Margaret Mitchell dies, aged 92--VANCOUVER - Margaret Mitchell, a former New Democrat MP who became a leading voice in raising awareness about domestic abuse, died Wednesday. She was 92.Mitchell represented the riding of Vancouver East from...
New Look, New Mandate for Canadian Screen Awards - but Is a Nickname Necessary?
Canadian Screen Awards still finding identity--TORONTO - The Candys? Screenies? CSAs?Five years in, the annual Canadian Screen Awards are still carving out their identity, with a new rebrand, a new mandate and many still speculating on what should be...
Nick Bonino with a Hat Trick, Penguins Down Jets 7-4 for Third Straight Win
Bonino, Malkin lead Penguins over Jets--WINNIPEG - Teammates Nick Bonino and Evgeni Malkin had different kinds of hat tricks on Wednesday.Bonino led the way with three goals as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Winnipeg Jets 7-4 for their third win in...
--Nineteenth NewsWatch-
---(Trudeau-Houston) (Audio: 132)The prime minister says resource development can no longer be achieved at the expense environmental protection.Justin Trudeau gave the keynote speech to an influential global gathering of politicians and energy sector...
--Ninth NewsWatch-
---(Grenade-Settlement)Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan is going to announce details today of an agreement Ottawa has reached with 120 former military cadets.Six teens were killed and dozens were left with physical and psychological injuries after a grenade...
Nova Scotia Must Have Boundary Process before Vote or Risk Legal action:Tories
Formal redrawing of boundaries a must:Tories--HALIFAX - Nova Scotia's Liberal government will have a legal fight on its hands if it calls an election without first using a formal commission to redraw the province's electoral boundaries, warns the Official...
Officials Reviewing How Canada, Other NATO Members Calculate Defence Spending
Canada reviewing defence spending calculation--OTTAWA - Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan says he has ordered officials to look at how Canada calculates military spending compared to other NATO members, to ensure all allies are comparing "apples to apples.""We...
OHL Roundup: Paquette Scores in Overtime, Petes Extend Win Streak to Five
OHL Roundup: Petes edge 67's in overtime--PETERBOROUGH, Ont. - Christopher Paquette scored 3:24 into overtime as the Peterborough Petes extended their win streak to five games with a 5-4 victory over the Ottawa 67's on Thursday in Ontario Hockey League...
Oilsands Deal Latest Sign Cheap Crude Driving Away International Majors
Oilsands deal shows bite of cheaper crude--CALGARY - Royal Dutch Shell's deal to sell off most of its Canadian oilsands holdings shows the waning appeal of the higher-cost sector for foreign investors at a time of soft crude prices and abundant global...
Ontario Reconsidering a Foreign Buyers' Tax to Cool Housing Market
Ontario reconsiders foreign home-buyer tax--TORONTO - A foreign buyers' tax is back on the table in Ontario, with the finance minister saying Thursday it's one possible option he's looking at to cool the housing market.The average price of homes sold...
--Ontario Update-
---(Doctor-Assault-Appeal)An appeal is being heard this week in the case of a Toronto anaesthesiologist convicted of sexually assaulting 21 sedated women during surgeries.Doctor George Doodnaught's lawyers say he should be granted a new trial because...
--Ontario Update-
---(Ont-School-Closures)Ontario's education minister has revealed that 300 schools across the province are threatened with closure.Mitzie Hunter had said yesterday that she wouldn't give an "arbitrary number" of schools up for possible closure but today...
Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson to Seek Re-Election in 2018
Ottawa mayor to run again in 2018--Ottawa's mayor says he will seek re-election in the 2018 municipal election.In a lengthy statement posted on Facebook early today, Jim Watson said serving as mayor has been a "tremendous honour" and is proud of his...
Ottawa Unveils Two-Pronged Approach in Bid to Stimulate Economic Growth
Feds unveil two-pronged approach to lift economy--TORONTO - The federal government unveiled a two-pronged effort Thursday aimed at improving Canada's ability to foster growth at a time when a rising tide of protectionism threatens to hurt the country's...
Ouellette Says CWHL Final a Boost for Women's Hockey, except Lack of French TV
Ouellette rues lack of French TV at final--BROSSARD, Que. - Caroline Ouellette took a dig at Quebec's francophone media Wednesday while celebrating the Montreal Canadiennes victory in the Canadian Women's Hockey League final.The veteran forward wondered...
Parliament Audio 2:05 PM ET
Parliament Audio 2:05 PM ET--P07 - (Grenade-Settlement) OTTAWA. x-24s. The federal government will provide financial compensation as well as health support for dozens of former cadets who were unfairly treated following a deadly grenade explosion more...
Playoff Picture Far from Settled at Brier as Round-Robin Play Winds Down
Top skips playing like contenders at Brier--ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - The pre-tournament favourites are playing like contenders this week at the Tim Hortons Brier.The round robin has essentially gone as expected at Mile One Centre with top skips like Brad Gushue,...
PM Trudeau Tells Houston Energy Conference Border Tax Would Hurt Both Economies
Border adjustment tax would hurt U.S. too: PM--HOUSTON - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made it clear he is flatly against a proposed U.S. border adjustment tax, telling a global gathering of politicians and energy sector executives it would hurt the...
Poor Performances by Canadian Men's Rugby Team Sets off Debate on How to Fix It
Concern voiced over Canada's men's rugby team--TORONTO - The ripple effect from Canada's poor performance at the Americas Rugby Championship has been quickly felt by the rugby community back home.Following a 24-23 loss to unheralded Brazil, Canada dropped...
Pot Activists Charged, Stores Raided, Lawyer Promises Court Battle
Pot activists charged, lawyer promises fight--TORONTO - Prominent marijuana activists Marc and Jodie Emery were charged with multiple drug-related offences in Toronto on Thursday after police in several cities raided pot dispensaries associated with...
Prairie Audio 3:50 PM MT
Prairie Audio 3:50 PM MT----PR11 - (Mba-Legis-Spending)WINNIPEG. x-07s. The Manitoba government is giving cabinet ministers more power to control the operations of Crown corporations. A bill now before the legislature would allow cabinet ministers to...
Prairie Audio 9:00 PM MT
Prairie Audio 9:00 PM MT--PR21 - (Mba-MLA-Harassment)WINNIPEG. x-16s. A Manitoba politician who was kicked out of the N-D-P caucus over a sexual harassment accusation says he is a victim of identity politics. Mohinder Saran (moh-HINN'-durr sah-RAN')...
--Prairie Update-
(Mba-Inquests)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 inquests, governed by a provincial court...
--Prairie Update-
(Judge-Reviewed) (Alta Note)An Alberta judge says he's quitting the bench and is apologizing for comments he made to a complainant in a sexual assault trial after being rebuked by the body that oversees the Canadian judiciary.Justice Robin Camp said...
Pregnancy around Time of Breast Cancer Diagnosis Not Risk to Survival: Study
Pregnancy in face of breast cancer OK: study--TORONTO - Pregnancy does not appear to increase the risk of death among women who have had breast cancer, say researchers, who found that five-year survival rates were similar for women who got pregnant and...
Prep-Agriculture-Report
(NFU-Farmer-Survey)The National Farmers Union wants to find out if grain producers are being treated properly when they deliver their crops to inland terminals.The grassroots farm organization says in a statement that it's hearing repeated stories about...
Prep-Business Report
---(Markets)The Canadian dollar closed at 74.03 cents U-S, down 0.08 of a cent from Wednesday's close.The S-and-P/T-S-X composite index shed 0.14 of a point to 15,496.84.The Dow Jones industrial average added 2.46 points to 20,858.19.The Nasdaq composite...
PREP-Lifewatch
---(Brain Scans-Video Games)A study has found no link between aggressive tendencies in brain scans and playing violent video games.German researchers compared 15 young men who were long-term players of violent video games to 15 other young men of similar...
President of Popular Breakfast Chain Cora Kidnapped, Found North of Montreal
Cora restaurant chain president kidnapped--MONTREAL - A man kidnapped at gunpoint under mysterious circumstances from his home near Montreal and later released is the president of the Cora breakfast restaurant chain, the company confirmed Thursday.Nicholas...
Press Freedom Groups Condemn Charges against NL Journalist
NL journalist charged with mischief--A Newfoundland and Labrador online publication says one of its reporters has been charged in connection with last fall's occupation of the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project.The Independent posted on its website...
QuickQuotes: A Look at What Was Said about Massive Deal in Alberta's Oilsands
A look at what was said about oilsands deal--CALGARY - A massive deal that would see Royal Dutch Shell and Marathon Oil sell Alberta oilsands assets to Canadian Natural Resources elicited a wide range of responses:"The pipeline situation didn't play...
Sandra Oh on Boosting Diversity in Animation with 'Window Horses'
'Window Horses' touts diversity, tolerance--TORONTO - Sandra Oh remembers growing up without seeing people like herself reflected in popular culture and wants to ensure her two mixed-race nieces don't have the same experience.That's one of the reasons...
Saskatchewan Minister Says NDP Approval Not Needed for MLA Wage Cut
NDP not needed for vote on MLA wage cut: government--REGINA - The Saskatchewan government says a 3.5 per cent wage cut for MLAs will go ahead with or without a vote from the NDP.The government is mandating the wage reduction for MLAs and cabinet ministers.The...
Saskatchewan Politicians Debate Mental Health Help for Northern Communities
Politicians debate mental health help--REGINA - The Saskatchewan minister responsible for Rural and Remote Health says he's hearing that northern communities are happy with the supports in place now to help with mental health challenges, but more needs...
Search-and-Rescue Technician Died after Parachute Drop Malfunction: Military
'SAR Tech' died after parachute drop malfunction--YORKTON, Sask. - The military says a search-and-rescue technician who died in a training accident in Saskatchewan had a parachute malfunction.Master Cpl. Alfred Barr was a member of 435 Transport and...
--Second NewsWatch-
---(Toronto-Teacher-Death)A memorial will be held at a Toronto school this morning following the news that a longtime teacher has been fatally stabbed in Costa Rica in what local media say may have been a mugging.Media reports say the body of 58-year-old...
Seven Stories in the News Today, March 9
Seven stories in the news today, March 9--Seven stories in the news for Thursday, March 9:------SHELL OFFLOADS CANADIAN OILSANDS INTERESTSRoyal Dutch Shell says it has signed two agreements to sell its undeveloped oilsands interests in Canada for a net...
--Seventeenth NewsWatch-
---(Senator-Residential-Schools)Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett is calling comments made by a Conservative senator about Canada's residential schools unfortunate and misguided.Lynn Beyak told the senate yesterday that the government-funded...
--Seventh NewsWatch-
---(CRIME-Child-Death-Appeal)An Alberta man says he wants the province's Court of Appeal to restore the rights of loving parents.David Stephan (STEF'-ihn) and his wife Collet were found guilty last April of failing to provide the necessaries of life...
Sherbrooke's Beliveau Earns Both Top U Sports Track and Top Rookie Awards
Beliveau named top track athlete, top rookie--EDMONTON - Sherbrooke's Emy Beliveau captured Canada's university track athlete of the year and rookie of the year honours on Thursday, while Calgary's Niki Oudenaarden earned the outstanding female athlete...
Simon Fraser Linebacker Herdman Embracing Lengthy Audition for NFL Career
Herdman embracing football uncertainty--Jordan Herdman is embracing the uncertainty of his football future.The Simon Fraser middle linebacker will hold his pro day Friday in North Vancouver, B.C. It's yet another audition for NFL employment for Herdman,...
--Sixteenth NewsWatch-
---(Judge-Reviewed) (Audio: 101)Federal Justice Minister Jody Wilson Raybould is suggesting Justice Robin Camp resigned from the bench before he was pushed out.Camp quit mere hours after the Canadian Judicial Council recommended he be removed from the...
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