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Articles from March 22, 2017

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ADVISORY-B-C-Staff
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Alberta Drug Dealer Gets Lighter Sentence Due to RCMP Strip Search
Man gets lighter sentence due to RCMP strip search--EDMONTON - A small-time drug trafficker has been handed a lighter sentence after the judge ruled the man was forced to undergo a humiliating and degrading strip search by RCMP.Dylan Brown, 26, pleaded...
Alberta Government Earmarks Money for Protecting Province's Watersheds
Alberta government earmarks money for water--EDMONTON - The NDP government is working towards protecting Alberta's watersheds with a series of multi-year grants totalling $12 million.Officials say the announcement coincides with World Water Day, a date...
Alberta Wants Changes to 'Women Studies' Course Focused on Hairstyling, Cooking
Alberta wants changes to 'women studies' course--EDMONTON - Alberta's education minister wants a school division to immediately revamp a course entitled "Women Studies" which teaches tween girls about hairstyles, flattering clothing, dinner party etiquette...
A Look at Some of the Smaller Items in Wednesday's Federal Budget
Some of the miscellany from Budget 2017--OTTAWA - Some miscellaneous measures from the federal budget handed down Wednesday:-- The budget allocates $9.6 million in existing money for marijuana "education programming and surveillance activities" ahead...
Amaya Says Setbacks Last Year Didn't Hurt after Posting Record Revenues
Amaya brushes off last year's headwinds--MONTREAL - The Montreal-based parent of PokerStars and other online gaming operations anticipates another year of strong growth after posting record revenues in 2016 despite a series of setbacks including allegations...
Arctic Sea Ice at Record Low for Third Straight Year
Sea ice at record low for third straight year--Arctic sea ice is at a record low for the third straight year.The measurements from the U.S.-based National Snow and Ice Data Center say the ice reached its maximum extent on March 7.It was the lowest level...
A Selection of Key Quotes from Wednesday's Release of the 2017 Federal Budget
Budget 2017: Just what was said Wednesday--OTTAWA - A selection of just what was said Wednesday as Finance Minister Bill Morneau tabled the Liberal government's second federal budget:"As we create the jobs of tomorrow, we will support a culture of lifelong...
Atlantic Audio 7:35 PM AT
Atlantic Audio 7:35 PM AT--AT05 - (Fedbudget-NS-Reaction)HALIFAX. x-15s. Nova Scotia's finance minister says the measures contained in the federal budget are in line with the priorities in his province. Randy Delorey says the budget's investments in...
Atlantic Update
---(Rehtaeh-Parsons-Report)Nova Scotia's Justice Department says all of the recommendations in a review of how police and prosecutors handled the high-profile Rehtaeh (reh-TAY'-ah) Parsons case have either been put in place or are in motion.A progress...
Atlantic Update
(NS-Fatal-Crash)Halifax area R-C-M-P say a man is dead following a two vehicle collision.The crash occurred on Highway 103 between exits 3 and 4 around the supper hour yesterday.Police say the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.There was no immediate...
B.C., Czech Museums, Indigenous Groups Work to Find Cultural Treasures Abroad
B.C., Czech Republic, to track First Nations art--VICTORIA - Museum officials in British Columbia and the Czech Republic have signed an agreement to better track First Nations artifacts held beyond provincial borders.The deal was signed between the Royal...
B.C. Man Convicted of 1994 Triple Slaying Hopes New DNA Tests Clear Him
B.C. man hopes DNA tests clear him of murder--VANCOUVER - A British Columbia man who has spent nearly 25 years in prison for the first-degree murders of his wife and twin baby boys believes modern DNA testing could clear his name.Dean Roberts has filed...
B.C. Shellfish Industry Reels as Norovirus Sickens Hundreds, Forces Closures
Cause unknown for B.C. oyster farm illness--VICTORIA - British Columbia's shellfish industry is reeling from the impact of a mysterious norovirus that has forced the closure of seven coastal oyster farms, caused others to curtail operations and made...
B.C.'S Top Judge Says System Needs 'Shock Therapy' to Improve Access to Justice
B.C.'s top judge says system needs 'shock therapy'--VANCOUVER - A dose of "shock therapy" is needed to reform Canada's justice system, which is failing to meet the legal needs of everyday people, British Columbia's top judge says.Chief Justice Robert...
--B-C Update-
------(BC-Clark-Britain-Attack)Premier Christy Clark says she -- like all British Columbians -- is shocked and saddened by the deadly rampage near Britain's Houses of Parliament.Clark says in a statement that B-C has deep ties with the United Kingdom,...
Bertrand Charest Doesn't Deny Having Had Sex with Some Students: Lawyer
Charest admits relationships with some students: lawyer--SAINT-JEROME, Que. - Bertrand Charest doesn't deny having had sex with some of his teenage ski students but disagrees with his portrayal by the Crown and his alleged victims, one of his lawyers...
Blake Wheeler and Mark Scheifele Lead Winnipeg Jets Past Philadelphia Flyers 3-2
Wheeler and Scheifele lead Jets past Flyers--WINNIPEG - Blake Wheeler admitted it was a slow start for the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday.That's accurate, considering it took more than six minutes for either the Jets or Philadelphia Flyers to get a shot on...
Budget 2017 Trumpets Child Care, Anti-Violence Strategy as Help for Women
Budget 2017 trumpets support for women--OTTAWA - The Liberal government is committing $101 million over five years to reduce violence against women, a highlight of a federal budget that promised to consider the way programs and policies impact different...
Calvillo, Simon Headline '17 Canadian Football Hall of Fame Inductees
Calvillo, Simon headline Hall of Fame list--They spent their CFL careers on different squads but quarterback Anthony Calvillo and receiver Geroy Simon will now forever be teammates.The record-setting performers headline a solid 2017 class named for induction...
Canada Locks Up First Place and Playoff Spot at World Women's Curling
Canada secures top spot at women's world curling--BEIJING - Canada's Rachel Homan kept her unbeaten streak intact at the world women's curling championship on Wednesday, locking up first place in the round-robin standings in the process.Homan (9-0) posted...
Canada's Smoking Rate Falls Slightly, Down to 17.7 per Cent in 2015: StatsCan
Number of Canadian smokers down slightly: survey--TORONTO - The number of Canadians who smoke tobacco appears to be dropping, a national survey suggests.The Canadian Community Health Survey, released Wednesday, found 17.7 per cent of Canadians aged 12...
Canadian Rookie Stroll Geared Up for Formula One Debut with Williams
Canada's Stroll ready to roll in F1--It is rare to realize a life's dream at an early age, but you could see it coming for Formula One racing rookie Lance Stroll.The 18-year-old, who was named as a driver for the Williams F1 team in November, will make...
Cash-Strapped Liberal Budget Likely More Policy Document Than Spending Plan
Budget 2017 more about direction than dollars--OTTAWA - The Trudeau government will unveil a federal budget today that's expected to be heavy on policy and light on spending.The second budget of the Liberal mandate is poised to focus more on the social...
CFL Rules Committee Recommends Changes to Enhance Flow of Game, Fan Experience
Rules changes aimed at enhancing flow of game--REGINA - The CFL's rules committee wants to limit when coaches can challenge plays to enhance the flow of play and overall fan experience.A recommendation tabled by the committee Wednesday requests coaches...
Computer Outage Affecting Shoppers Drug Mart Locations Has Been Resolved
Shoppers Drug Mart resolves computer outage--TORONTO - Shoppers Drug Mart said Wednesday it resolved a computer outage that began Monday night, affecting more than 1,300 locations and preventing customers from paying with debit cards and using the retailer's...
Coroner's Jury Wants Better Mental Health Support for Vancouver Transit Police
Jury backs mental health support for police--BURNABY, B.C. - A coroner's jury is recommending that transit police in the Vancouver area work more closely with mental health providers following the death of a man who repeatedly stabbed himself and was...
Couple Who Killed Four Family Members Sued by Former Lawyer over Legal Fees
Shafia and wife sued by former lawyer--A couple convicted of killing their three teenage daughters and another family member are being sued by the woman's former lawyer, who alleges he is owed nearly $135,000 in legal fees.John David Crowe alleges Mohammad...
Editorial Exchange: Divided and Conquered
Editorial Exchange: Divided and conquered--An editorial from the Amherst News, published March 21:Well, the provincial dominos continue to fall -- and while they may not want to admit it, they've lost some crucial ground.Just over a week ago, it was...
Editorial Exchange: Down with Daylight-Savings
Editorial Exchange: Down with Daylight-savings--An editorial from the Hamilton Spectator, published March 21:Have you recovered yet? It's been just over a week since the time changed to Daylight Saving Time, so hopefully, your sleep patterns and life...
Editorial Exchange: Guarantee Funding for Senior Care
Editorial Exchange: Guarantee funding for senior care--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published March 21:The demand for space in Ontario's long-term care homes is growing.That's no surprise. Baby boomers are reaching their senior years, after all....
Editorial Exchange: If Don Meredith Won't Resign, Senate Should Act
Editorial Exchange: If Don Meredith won't resign, Senate should act--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published March 20:This much is clear: Don Meredith really ought to resign.The independent senator's egregious offences are by now well known: using...
Editorial Exchange: Let Families of Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women Speak
Editorial Exchange: Let families of murdered and missing indigenous women speak--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published March 21:One purpose of the national inquiry into murdered and missing indigenous women, which is set to begin hearings in...
Editorial Exchange:Omar Khadr Deserves Government Apology and Compensation
Editorial Exchange: Omar Khadr deserves government apology and compensation--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published March 20:In 2015, before becoming prime minister, Justin Trudeau said Omar Khadr, a Canadian citizen, deserved the protection of...
Editorial Exchange: PM Starts Walking the Walk on Feminism
Editorial Exchange: PM starts walking the walk on feminism--An editorial from the Winnipeg Free Press, published March 21:Canada's self-proclaimed feminist Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is starting to walk the walk. On Wednesday, he will take another...
--Eighteenth NewsWatch-
---(FedBudget-Lockup-Infrastructure)Cities and affordable housing providers will find themselves with 11.2-billion dollars more to spend on new and existing units over the coming decade as part of a multi-pronged push detailed in today's federal budget...
--Eighth NewsWatch-
---(Fedbudget-Politics) (Audio: 03)One of the key themes of this afternoon's federal budget will be the government's focus on easing concerns about the future of Canada's labour market.That means you can expect to hear about skills programs and job training...
Enbridge Cutting 1,000 Jobs after Completing Takeover of Spectra Energy
Enbridge cutting 1,000 jobs after Spectra deal--CALGARY - The cuts have come swiftly at energy giant Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB), which is laying off about 1,000 staff less than a month after closing its blockbuster takeover of Houston-based Spectra Energy...
Federal Budget Bumps Up Monthly Carding Money for Canada's Top Athletes
Feds bump up carding money for athletes--CALGARY - Canada's athletes will see a raise in their monthly cheque.The country's top athletes receive money from Sport Canada via the Athletes Assistance Program to help pay for groceries, housing and utilities.It's...
Federal Budget Includes Measures to Encourage Modern Skills, Retraining
Budget offers modern workforce blueprint--OTTAWA - Finance Minister Bill Morneau's federal budget Wednesday spelled out part of the federal government's policy playbook when it comes to giving future workers cutting-edge skills in response to Canada's...
Federal Investments Appear to Match B.C. Housing, Transit Initiatives: De Jong
Federal budget matches B.C. initiatives: de Jong--VANCOUVER - The federal budget appears to be in line with British Columbia's approach to affordable housing, child care and transit, Finance Minister Mike de Jong said Wednesday, calling a new $11.2 billion...
Federal Liberal Budget Kills off 71-Year-Old Canada Savings Bonds Program
Liberals kill off Canada Savings Bonds--OTTAWA - A federal budget billed as helping Canadians better navigate the modern-day economy cashed out Wednesday on a 71-year-old program that used to be a cornerstone of helping people plan for their future.The...
--Fifteenth NewsWatch-
---(Fedbudget-Lockup) (Audio: P08)Finance Minister Bill Morneau has delivered budget number two for the Trudeau Liberals.Budget 2017 includes seven-billion dollars over the next decade to increase access to affordable child care, the option to begin...
--Fifth NewsWatch-
---(FedBudget)As the Trudeau government is poised to deliver a budget heavier on policy and lighter on spending than its inaugural document last year, one Finance department source suggests not everything is about money.The second budget of the Liberal...
Fire at Historic Church Just outside Halifax a 'Devastating' Blow: Member
Fire damages large church east of Halifax--NORTH PRESTON, N.S. - Fire has caused extensive damage to a large, historic church considered the cornerstone of a small community just east of Halifax.Firefighters from five stations were called Wednesday at...
--First NewsWatch-
---(FedBudget)(Audio: 01)It's federal Budget Day in Ottawa.The Trudeau government is expected to make innovation and skills training, or lifelong learning, a major theme of its second budget since taking office.Following billions of dollars worth of...
Five Things to Know about the Liberal Government's 2017-2018 Budget
Five things about the federal budget--OTTAWA - Five things to know about the Liberals government's 2017-18 budget:1. There's no plan to balance it. The Liberal government continues to push for increased spending -- though not a lot of it in this document...
Flint Firebirds Make First OHL Playoff Appearance since Move from Plymouth
Oulahen guides Firebirds to first OHL playoffs--As soon as Ryan Oulahen was hired as head coach of the Flint Firebirds last spring, he started phoning his players. He called captain Alex Peters first and then reached out to every other player, even meeting...
Former Eskimos Defensive Back Larry Highbaugh Dies at the Age of 67
Former Eskimos star Highbaugh dies at age 67--Larry Highbaugh, the speedy defensive back-kick returner who helped the Edmonton Eskimos win six Grey Cups, has died. He was 67.The Eskimos confirmed Highbaugh's death Wednesday. A cause was not provided."We...
--Fourteenth NewsWatch-
---STATIONS: WATCH FOR LATEST ON BUDGET---(EU-Britain-Parliament-Incident) (WATCH FOR DATING) (Audio: 138)A London police officer is one of four people killed in an apparent terror attack in Britain today.Three other officers are among the at least...
--Fourth NewsWatch-
---(FedBudget)One government source says today's federal budget will contain "transformative" and "bold" policy directions, but many observers expect the budget won't contain the big-ticket spending that last year's did.A Finance department source, speaking...
Fraser Aird Dedicates His First Canada Goal to His Scottish Father
Aird dedicates Canada goal to his father--EDINBURGH, Scotland - It seemed only fitting that Fraser Aird, who has ties to both countries, was the star man in Canada's 1-1 tie with Scotland in a soccer friendly Wednesday.Aird, a former Scotland youth and...
Going Once, Going Twice: Uncertainty High Ahead of Stampede Chuckwagon Auction
Bidding for hope at Stampede chuckwagon auction--CALGARY - Kurt Bensmiller uses an old expression when asked what he expects Thursday night during the annual chuckwagon canvas auction for the Calgary Stampede."There's lots of interest out there but everyone's...
Greyhound Bus Pulls over on Highway after Man Starts Behaving Erractically
Man's strange behaviour forces bus to stop--CALGARY - A Greyhound bus packed with passengers was forced to make an emergency stop on the side of the Trans-Canada Highway just east of Chestermere, Alta., after a passenger started behaving erratically.Passengers...
Higher Saskatchewan Sales Tax in Budget That Eats Away at Deficit
Sales tax going up in Saskatchewan--REGINA - Saskatchewan residents will have to dig deeper into their pockets for everything from alcohol to home renovations as the government increases the provincial sales tax to help tackle a $1.3-billion deficit.The...
Highlights of Federal Budget Tabled Wednesday by Finance Minister Bill Morneau
Highlights of Wednesday's federal budget--OTTAWA - Highlights from the 2017 federal budget tabled Wednesday by Finance Minister Bill Morneau:-- Employment insurance premiums are going up five cents to $1.68 per every $100 of insurable earnings, up from...
Islanders' Sprong Hopes to Translate Stanley Cup Experience into QMJHL Success
Sprong, Islanders poised for playoff run--Less than a year after being a bystander on the Pittsburgh Penguins' Stanley Cup run, Daniel Sprong is ready to be a leader on the Charlottetown Islanders' quest for a President's Cup.The Islanders open the Quebec...
Lawyers Urge Ottawa to Fast-Track Families in Hong Kong Who Helped Snowden
Lawyers seek federal help for families that helped Snowden--MONTREAL - Canadian lawyers representing three families who sheltered whistleblower Edward Snowden in Hong Kong urged Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen on Wednesday to expedite their applications...
Liberal Budget Details $11.2B in Affordable Housing, Plus Push for Private Cash
Liberals pledge $11.2B to affordable housing--OTTAWA - Cities and affordable housing providers will find themselves with $11.2 billion more to spend on new and existing units over the coming decade, part of a multi-pronged push detailed in Wednesday's...
Liberals Pour Billions in to Child Care in Political Bid to Win over Families
Budget takes aim at child care costs--OTTAWA - The federal government plans to spend $7 billion over the next decade to help ease the burden of child care costs, part of a slew of new long-term spending targeting families.The details outlined in Wednesday's...
Man Sentenced for Manslaughter of Girlfriend in Calgary Roominghouse
Man sentenced for killing girlfriend--CALGARY - A man who beat his girlfriend to death in what Calgary police called a case of domestic abuse has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.Leo Pantherbone pleaded guilty last year to the manslaughter of Janel...
Man Wanted in Stepson's Death Fled 2,000 Kilometres before Arrest, Police Say
Man wanted in boy's death fled 2,000 km before arrest--ST. CATHARINES, Ont. - An Ontario man accused of killing his seven-year-old stepson and badly injuring a banker with whom he'd once had professional dealings managed to flee 2,000 kilometres over...
Mayors of Regina and Saskatoon Not Happy with Aspects of Saskatchewan Budget
Mayors not happy with Saskatchewan budget--SASKATOON - The mayor of Saskatoon says the provincial budget announced by Premier Brad Wall is creating a "potential financial crisis" for his city.It used to be that SaskPower and SaskEnergy were able to pay...
Mom Outraged Ex-Boyfriend Gets No Jail Time for Threats against Young Kids
Mom outraged no jail for threats against kids--SASKATOON - The ex-girlfriend of a man who pleaded guilty to threatening to kill her three children says she's disappointed with the sentence he received in Saskatoon provincial court.Ryan Michayluk, 30,...
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 (15,348.46, up 35.33 points):Capstone Mining Corp. (TSX:CS). Miner. Down five cents, or 3.79 per cent,...
Most Recommendations from Review of Rehtaeh Parsons Case Underway
Recommendations from Parsons review underway--HALIFAX - All of the recommendations in a review of how Nova Scotia police and prosecutors handled the high-profile Rehtaeh Parsons case have either been put in place or are underway, the Nova Scotia government...
National Audio 1:05 PM ET
National Audio 1:05 PM ET--NAT118 - (St-Catharines-Manhunt) NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. x-16s. Police say a man wanted in the death last week of his seven-year-old stepson has been arrested. Niagara Regional Police Chief Jeff McGuire told a news conference in...
National Audio 11:25 AM ET
National Audio 11:25 AM ET--NAT104 - (Africa-Safe Water) NEW YORK. x-14s. The World Water Council says 32 percent of people in sub-Saharan Africa do not have access to safe drinking water. The advocacy group urged governments "to contribute a relevant...
National Audio 2:45 AM ET
National Audio 2:45 AM ET--NAT001 - (FedBudget-Politics) OTTAWA. x-29s. (Terry Pedwell) The Trudeau Liberal government is expected to make skills training, or lifelong learning, a major theme of its second federal budget due to be delivered today. (SOURCE:The...
National Audio 2:45 PM ET
National Audio 2:45 PM ET--NAT128 - (Britain-Parliament Incident) LONDON. x-22s. It's not yet clear whether there was more than one attacker today in London, where a vehicle mowed down pedestrians on the Westminster Bridge, and a man stabbed a police...
National Audio 3:35 PM ET
National Audio 3:35 PM ET--NAT139 - (EU-Britain-Parliament-Incident) (EXTENDED) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-60s. (Andy Field) Britain's capital is reeling after a deadly terror attack. A-B-C's Andy Field has this special report. (WAS) (SOURCE:ABC)--NAT140...
National Audio 3:55 AM ET
National Audio 3:55 AM ET--NAT024 - (Business-Minute) TORONTO. x-63s. (Karen Rebot (REE'-boh)) The Canadian Press Business Minute. (SOURCE:The Canadian Press) --NAT025 - (AS-Koreas-Tension) UNDATED. x-23s. (Jackie Quinn) It appears that North Korea has...
National Audio 4:05 PM ET
National Audio 4:05 PM ET--NAT144 - (EU-Britain-Parliament-Incident) LONDON. x-12s. London police say they are searching the area around the British Parliament and Westminster Bridge to determine if there are any other attackers following an apparent...
National Audio 5:05 AM ET
National Audio 5:05 AM ET--NAT035 - (SASKbudget) REGINA. x-31s. (Jennifer Graham) The Saskatchewan government is about to unveil a deficit budget today with tax increases. (WA) (SOURCE:The Canadian Press) --NAT036 - (SASKbudget) REGINA. x-12s. The Saskatchewan...
National Audio 5:05 PM ET
National Audio 5:05 PM ET--NAT153 - (EU-Britain-Parliament-Incident) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-28s. (Alex Stone) Four people are dead after a terror attack in the heart of London. (opens with sound) (WAS) (SOURCE:ABC)--NAT154 - (SASKbudget) REGINA....
National Audio 5:15 AM ET
National Audio 5:15 AM ET--NAT039 - (Ont-Cap-And-Trade) TORONTO. x-15s. Ontario's cap-and-trade system aimed at lowering greenhouse-gas emissions begins in earnest today with its first auction. Since Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said all provinces...
National Audio 5:35 PM ET
National Audio 5:35 PM ET--NAT159 - (US-Trump-Russia-Manafort) WASHINGTON. x-21s. The White House is distancing U-S President Trump from his former campaign chairman following an Associated Press report detailing Paul Manafort's secret work for a Russian...
National Audio 5:45 AM ET
National Audio 5:45 AM ET--NAT057 - (US-Immigration-Los-Angeles) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) LOS ANGELES. x-35s. (Alex Stone) Police in California have long said that perceived immigration crackdowns could hurt public safety because the Hispanic community might...
National Audio 5:55 PM ET
National Audio 5:55 PM ET--NAT162 - (US-TEC-Google-Maps-Location-Sharing) SAN FRANCISCO. x-20s. Google Maps users will soon be able to broadcast their movements to friends and family. The location-monitoring feature is an update to the Google Maps mobile...
National Audio 6:15 AM ET
National Audio 6:15 AM ET--NAT068 - (US-Trump-Health-Care-Overhaul) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) WASHINGTON. x-20s. (Andy Field) U-S President Donald Trump, speaking with fellow Republicans in Washington Tuesday night, said he's confident the health care, tax...
National Audio 6:15 PM ET
National Audio 6:15 PM ET--NAT165 - (EU-Britain-Parliament-Incident) LONDON. x-15s. A knife-wielding man went on a deadly rampage in the heart of Britain's capital, plowing a car into pedestrians on London's Westminster Bridge before stabbing a police...
National Audio 8:35 PM ET
National Audio 8:35 PM ET--NAT183 - (EU-Britain-Parliament-Incident) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) LONDON. x-08s. The death toll initially was reported as four, but now British police say five people were killed in a terror attack in London. Counter-terrorism...
National Audio 8:45 AM ET
National Audio 8:45 AM ET--NAT089 - (Israel-Gaza) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) JERUSALEM. x-30s. (Jordana Miller) One Palestinian is dead after Israeli shelling along the Gaza border. (SOURCE:ABC)--NAT090 - (FBO-Sexual-Harassment) STONEWALL Manitoba. x-12s....
--Nineteenth NewsWatch-
---(Fedbudget-NL-Reaction) (Audio: 181)Newfoundland and Labrador's finance minister says the federal budget's job training and Employment Insurance measures are welcome news.Cathy Bennett says the moves to enhance labour market transfer deals among provinces...
--Ninth NewsWatch-
---(Britain-Parliament Incident) (Audio: 107) (WATCH FOR DATING)The leader of Britain's House of Commons says a man attacked a police officer at Parliament and has been shot by police.David Liddington says the Parliament complex is in lockdown.Liddington...
No Change in Canada's Threat Level after Apparent Terror Attack in London
Canada offers Britain help after attack--OTTAWA - The apparent terrorist incident outside the British Parliament is a cowardly attack on democracy around the world, says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.Canada stands ready to help Britain in any way it...
'Norse Mythology' by Neil Gaiman Tops Maclean's Fiction List for Another Week
'Norse Mythology' tops Maclean's fiction list again--Here are the top 10 hardcover fiction and non-fiction books in Canada for the week ending March 19 as compiled by Maclean's magazine. The previous week's position is in parentheses.FICTION1. (1) Norse...
Norwegian Wingback Puts Banking Job on Hold to Play for Toronto FC
Norwegian wingback puts banking job on hold--Toronto FC's gain has proved to Norwegian banking's loss.One day after getting a job in a bank back home, wingback Oyvind Alseth learned he had been drafted by Toronto in the third round -- 65th overall --...
Nova Scotia Intimate-Photo Case Results in Guilty Pleas from All Six Accused
Guilty pleas in N.S. intimate-photo case--HALIFAX - Six male teenagers in Nova Scotia pleaded guilty Wednesday to sharing intimate images of high school girls without their consent, concluding one of Canada's largest prosecutions involving a relatively...
Nova Scotia to Revamp Alcohol Expense Rules for Municipal Politicians: Minister
Nova Scotia to revamp municipal expense rules--HALIFAX - Nova Scotia taxpayers will no longer foot the bill for alcohol expensed by individual councillors and municipal officials under rule changes to be tabled this spring, says the province's municipal...
Ontario Audio 4:05 AM ET
Ontario Audio 4:05 AM ET--R02 - (Ont-Cap-And-Trade)TORONTO. x-15s. Ontario's cap-and-trade system aimed at lowering greenhouse gas emissions begins in earnest today with its first auction. Since Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said all provinces must...
Ontario Doctor Argued He Was Too Obese to Have Rubbed His Penis against Patients
Ontario doctor found guilty of misconduct--TORONTO - An Ontario dermatologist who argued he was too obese to have rubbed his penis against female patients has been found guilty of professional misconduct.Two patients alleged Dr. Rodion Andrew Kunynetz...
--Ontario Update-
---(Ont-Cap-And-Trade)Other provinces will be looking to Ontario today as it holds the first auction for its cap-and-trade system aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions.Provinces without a carbon tax or cap-and-trade are weighing their options, and...
--Ontario Update-
(St.-Catharines-Manhunt)Niagara regional police are crediting a sharp-eyed member of the public for helping them capture a St. Catharines man accused of killing his seven-year-old stepson and badly injuring a bank worker.Chief Jeff McGuire says the hunt...
Parliament Audio 2:55 PM ET
Parliament Audio 2:55 PM ET--P07 - (Cda-EU-Parliament) OTTAWA. x-13s. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is calling today's attack in Britain an attack on democracy around the world. Four people were killed and 20 injured in the incident, which occurred on...
Parliament Audio 4:55 PM ET
Parliament Audio 4:55 PM ET--P15 - (FedBudget-Lockup) OTTAWA. x-18s. The federal government is increasing employment insurance premiums and going after drinkers, smokers and tax cheats to help finance a 2017 budget long on vision but lean on actual spending....
Parliament Audio 6:45 PM ET
Parliament Audio 6:45 PM ET--P20 - (FedBudget-Lockup-Reaction) OTTAWA. x-09s. Finance Minister Bill Morneau has delivered a federal budget that aims to get Canadians ready for a changing world and potentially shield the Liberals from the forces that...
Prairie Audio 2:40 PM MT
Prairie Audio 2:40 PM MT----PR07 - (SASKbudget)REGINA. x-31s. (Jennifer Graham). Saskatchewan residents will have to dig deeper into their pockets for purchases as the government increases the provincial sales tax to help tackle a deficit. (SOURCE:The...
--Prairie Update-
(SASKbudget)The Saskatchewan government is about to unveil a deficit budget with tax increases.The province is facing about a 1.3 billion-dollar deficit and Premier Brad Wall has said some of the shortfall will be made up with tax increases.Wall said...
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