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Articles from March 21, 2017

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Advisory-Prairie-Calendar
Good Morning! The early editor for the Prairie region at The Canadian Press Edmonton is Ken Trimble. Your queries and contributions are welcome after 4 a.m. MDT. Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba stations call 780-428-6107. Edmonton's fax number is...
Amid Controversy, Sen. Don Meredith's Political Fate to Be Determined Wednesday
Don Meredith's political fate up for debate--OTTAWA - The political future of Canada's latest controversy-shrouded senator will be determined behind closed doors Wednesday as the Senate ethics committee decides what, if anything, to do about Sen. Don...
Atlantic Audio 2:25 PM AT
Atlantic Audio 2:25 PM AT--AT05 - (PEI-Pig-Scramble)MONCTON, N.B. x-12s. A New Brunswick woman is trying to bring an end to a pig-chasing tradition at a rural fair in Prince Edward Island, where children are encouraged to pursue the small swine as they...
Atlantic Update
---(Police-Diversity-Committee)A diversity officer with the Halifax police is trying to revive the idea of a community-based advisory committee.Original recommendations for such a committee came in 2003, after an inquiry by the Nova Scotia Human Rights...
Atlantic Update
---(Church-Name-Change)An African Baptist church founded in the early 1800s is changing its name to erase any reference to Halifax's controversial founder.Reverend Rhonda Britton of the Cornwallis Street Baptist Church says a motion was accepted at a...
--B-C Update-
---(BC-Liberal-Ads-Lawsuit)A proposed class-action lawsuit filed in B-C Supreme Court yesterday alleges the provincial government has used taxpayers' money for partisan advertising. Lawyer Paul Doroshenko (DOOR'-oh-SHEN'-koh) says the province has spent...
--B-C Update-
------(BC-Police-Shooting-Inquest)Family members of a man fatally shot by transit police in Surrey were visibly emotional as a coroner's inquest heard testimony today from the officer who pulled the trigger.Constable Pamela McKinnon said 23-year-old...
Bitterness of Grey Cup Loss Remains with Stampeders' Receiver Daniels
Bitterness of Cup loss remains with Daniels--The bitterness of defeat remains within DaVaris Daniels.The 2016 season was a solid one for the Calgary Stampeders receiver, who was the league's top rookie. But what drove the former Notre Dame star this...
Brian Boyle Has Already Changed the Way the Maple Leafs Do Business
Boyle makes quick impression on Leafs--TORONTO - Brian Boyle peeks through a hole in the Air Canada Centre glass about 30 minutes before Monday's opening faceoff against the Boston Bruins to say hello to a familiar face in still unfamiliar terrain --...
Business Council Says B.C.'S Economy Will Lose Momentum for 2017-18
B.C.'s economy to lose momentum: report--VANCOUVER - The Business Council of British Columbia says the provincial economy is poised to "downshift" in 2017.The council's annual economic review and outlook says the real estate market, consumer spending...
Canada Maintains Perfect Record with Two Wins at World Women's Curling
Canada remains perfect at curling worlds--BEIJING - Canada is on the verge of clinching a playoff spot at the world women's curling championship after a pair of victories on Tuesday.Ottawa's Rachel Homan defeated South Korea's EunJung Kim 9-8 before...
Canada's Devon Kershaw, Emily Nishikawa Win First Races at Ski Nationals
Kershaw, Nishikawa win Ski Nationals--CANMORE, Alta. - Emily Nishikawa and Devon Kershaw battled through difficult conditions to climb onto the top of the women's and men's podiums in the cross-country classic-ski interval start races on Tuesday at the...
Canada's Stock Market Watchdogs to Review Climate Change Public Disclosures
CSA to review climate change disclosures--TORONTO - The regulators of Canada's stock markets are taking a fresh look at how publicly traded companies disclose the risks and financial effects associated with climate change.The Canadian Securities Administrators,...
Canadian Researchers Successfully Raise Wasps That Kill the Emerald Ash Borer
Researchers raise wasps to kill emerald ash borer--A group of Canadian researchers say they have, for the first time, successfully raised wasps that will be used this summer as a weapon against an insect that is ravaging forests.Natural Resources Canada...
Canadian Swimmer Ryan Cochrane Retires with Olympic, World Championship Medals
Canadian swimmer Ryan Cochrane retires--Ryan Cochrane is ready for his reinvention.The 28-year-old from Victoria, a consistent medal producer during a thin time for Canada's swim program, announced his retirement from competition Tuesday. He ends his...
Canadiens Wary of Upsets by Non-Playoff Opponents in Final 10 Games
Habs say "easy" schedule is anything but--BROSSARD, Que. - On paper, the Montreal Canadiens should be able to coast into the Stanley Cup playoffs.Beginning with a home game Tuesday night against Detroit, nine of Montreal's last 10 games of the regular...
Cancer Society Urges Alberta to Proclaim Indoor Tanning Ban Law Passed in 2015
Alberta urged to proclaim indoor tanning law--EDMONTON - The Canadian Cancer Society is urging the Alberta government to finally enact legislation to ban young people from using indoor tanning beds.The Skin Cancer Prevention (Artificial Tanning) Act...
Celebrity Birthdays for March 21
Celebrity birthdays for March 21--Celebrity Birthdays for March 21:Former federal NDP leader Ed Broadbent is 81.Actress Kathleen Widdoes ("As the World Turns") is 78.Singer-guitarist Keith Potger of The Seekers is 76.Actress Marie-Christine Barrault...
Concerns Raised as Report Suggests Canadians Spending More Time Online
Canadians spending more time online: report--HALIFAX - Canadians are spending more time surfing the web than ever before, according to a new report that's raising concerns about how technology distracts from real-world relationships.The report from Media...
Couillard Blasts Article in Maclean's That Calls Quebec 'Pathologically Alienated'
Couillard rips into article in Maclean's--MONTREAL - An article in Maclean's that described Quebec as a "pathologically alienated and low-trust society" with a glaring absence of solidarity burst into the political sphere Tuesday, with politicians of...
Economy Making Progress, but Risks Remain, BoC Deputy Governor Says
Economy making progress, but risks remain--VANCOUVER - The Canadian economy has made good progress since the plunge in oil prices in 2014, but slack and risks remain, a deputy governor of the Bank of Canada said Tuesday.Lawrence Schembri said recent...
Edmonton Playwright David Belke Charged with Possessing Child Pornography
Edmonton playwright charged with child porn--EDMONTON - A prominent member of Edmonton's theatre community has been charged with possession of child pornography.David Belke, 56, has worked for years as a playwright in the city, as well as working as...
--Eighteenth NewsWatch-
---(Fedbudget-Politics) (Audio: P07)With lacklustre growth still plaguing the Canadian economy, the Trudeau government is set to introduce its second federal budget tomorrow.A Finance Department source speaking on condition of anonymity says the budget...
--Eighth NewsWatch-
---(US-Airplane-Security) (Audio: 92)An aviation-security expert says there could be downsides to the new U-S policy barring passengers on non-stop flights from eight mostly Middle Eastern and North African countries from bringing laptops, tablets and...
--Eleventh NewsWatch-
---(Airplane-Electronics-Ban) (Audio: P03)Ottawa is not going to immediately follow the lead of the U-S and Britain in banning some electronic devices in the cabins of flights from certain Muslim-majority countries.The U-K ban covers inbound direct flights...
EU Trade Chief Sees Rising Anti-Populism Following Brexit and Trump
EU trade chief sees rising anti-populism--OTTAWA - The European Union's trade chief says she appreciates having Justin Trudeau and his international brand on her side in the fight against the forces of anti-trade populism.But these days, EU Trade Commissioner...
Federal Agencies Respond to Enbridge Spill in Industrial Area East of Edmonton
Federal agencies responding to Enbridge spill--CALGARY - Federal agencies responded Tuesday to an oil spill at an Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB) storage site that contaminated a creek in an area east of Edmonton.The National Energy Board said staff are on site...
Federal Crown Stays Charges against 36 in Quebec Anti-Mafia Bust
Charges stayed in Quebec anti-Mafia bust--MONTREAL - The Crown has stayed charges against 36 people who were arrested in a massive anti-Mafia bust in Quebec on suspicion of arson, kidnapping and drug- and weapons-related offences.A federal prosecutor...
Feds Postpone Initial Access to Information Reforms, Cite Need to 'Get It Right'
Feds postpone Access to Information reforms--OTTAWA - The Liberal government is delaying promised Access to Information reforms that would bring ministerial offices under the openness law, saying it needs more time to get right what it describes as a...
--Fifth NewsWatch-
---(Airplane-Security-Devices)The U-S government is tightening up on what the flying public may bring into the passenger cabin aboard some non-stop flights from overseas.U-S officials say passengers on America-bound flights from eight mostly Middle Eastern...
Finally: DeRozan Scores 42 and Raptors End 11-Game Losing Streak against Bulls
Finally: Raptors beat Bulls to end streak--TORONTO - A fist fight and a fierce fourth-quarter comeback.Sparked by an all-out brawl between Serge Ibaka and Robin Lopez, and shouldering the frustration of 11 straight losses to Chicago, the Toronto Raptors...
Football Manitoba Apologizes to Two Teen Girls for Handling of Complaints
Football Manitoba apologizes to teen girls--WINNIPEG - The governing body of amateur football in Manitoba has issued written apologies to two teenage girls for the way the organization handled their sexual harassment complaints.The complaints were filed...
--Fourth NewsWatch-
---(Airplane-Security-Devices) (Audio:65)The U-S government is ordering passengers on non-stop, U-S-bound flights from a handful of mostly Middle Eastern and North African countries to pack all electronic devices other than cellphones in their checked...
From Spaceships to Hockey Sticks, Beer Taps Flow with Unique Designs
Beer tap handles flow with imagination--TORONTO - In the past five years, beer tap maker Chrislan Ceramics has seen its business double thanks to a boom in the Canadian craft beer industry.The Maple Ridge, B.C., manufacturer says it produces between...
Frothing with Opportunity: Spinoffs Tap into Growing Craft Beer Market
Spinoffs tap into growing craft beer market--TORONTO - When Nigel Pike founded Main Street Brewing three years ago, his primary goal was to create an intimate, small-scale craft beer business nestled in one of Vancouver's few surviving industrial heritage...
Goalie Cam Talbot Loving Playing Time, Helps Oilers Shut out Kings 2-0
Talbot perfect as Oilers blank Kings 2-0--EDMONTON - If Edmonton Oilers goalie Cam Talbot is getting worn out after making his NHL-leading 65th start of the season on Monday, it's not showing.Talbot made 35 saves to record his second shutout in as many...
Goodale Plans Spring Legislation to Revamp Controversial Anti-Terror Law C-51
Liberal anti-terror bill coming this spring--OTTAWA - The federal Liberals plan to introduce legislation this spring to revamp the Conservative anti-terrorism bill known as C-51, the public safety minister says.The package could include other measures...
Halifax Police to Hold Its First-Ever Voluntary Surrender Day
Halifax police to hold voluntary surrender--HALIFAX - If you want to avoid the embarrassment of an arrest in front of family and friends, then Halifax police have a unique solution for you.The police force plans to hold its first-ever voluntary surrender...
Heads-or-Tails Rule to Decide Game Leaves Calgary Hockey Team Bitter
Team bitter over heads-or-tails rule--CALGARY - Players on a Calgary minor hockey team and their parents have flipped out after a coin toss was used to decide the outcome of a crucial playoff game.There was no winner after a shootout last Saturday between...
Hot Docs Fest to Open with 'Bee Nation,' about First Nations Spelling Bee
Hot Docs to open with 'Bee Nation'--TORONTO - Last March, as Toronto photographer Lana Slezic researched ways to help her eight-year-old son spell better, she heard that the first-ever provincewide First Nations Spelling Bee would be held that month,...
'How Ashamed I Am:' Pilot Pleads Guilty to Being Impaired on Calgary Flight
Pilot pleads guilty to being impaired--CALGARY - A pilot who drank a bottle of vodka in his hotel room before his flight and was so impaired he appeared to pass out in the cockpit says he is filled with remorse and shame.Miroslav Gronych, a Slovakian...
How Ontario's Cap-and-Trade System Works: A Few Basic Details
How Ontario's cap-and-trade system works--TORONTO - Ontario's first cap-and-trade auction takes place on Wednesday. Here is a basic explanation on how the cap-and-trade system is expected to work.-- Ontario has set a greenhouse gas emissions cap of roughly...
Illegal Border Crossers Nabbed So Far in 2017 Nearly Half of All Caught in 2016
RCMP nab over 1,100 illegal border crossers--OTTAWA - Data released Tuesday shows that the RCMP have arrested nearly half as many illegal border crossers in three Canadian provinces this year as they did in all of 2016.Figures provided by the federal...
Interim Canada Coach Reunited with Scottish Counterpart after 34 Years
Canada coach looks forward to Scottish reunion--In 1983 while Scotland was touring Canada, manager Jock Stein requested a closed-door game in Vancouver to help fine-tune his team.Michael Findlay was one of the Canadian players who made up the opposition...
Liberals Look to Extend Iraq Mission without Changes until Battle for Mosul Ends
Liberals look to extend Iraq mission--OTTAWA - The Liberal government is expected to extend Canada's mission in Iraq in the coming days as it waits for the battle of Mosul to end.The current mission, launched last year, saw the government withdraw Canadian...
Manitoba Tory Government Accused of Setting Election Rules in Its Favour
Big rule changes for Manitoba elections--WINNIPEG - The next provincial election in Manitoba could look very different under proposed rules that critics say would limit voting by the poor, silence detractors and allow political parties -- notably the...
Mantha Scores in Overtime as Detroit Red Wings Top Montreal Canadiens 2-1
Mantha OT goal lifts Wings over Habs 2-1--MONTREAL - Anthony Mantha has been struggling of late but he came up big for the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night.The burly winger scored at 4:10 of overtime to lift the Red Wings to a 2-1 victory over the...
Man Who Raped, Beat and Burned Woman Speaks at Dangerous Offender Hearing
Man speaks at his dangerous offender hearing--PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. - A Saskatchewan man convicted of beating and sexually assaulting a homeless woman before setting her clothes on fire has spoken up at his dangerous offender hearing.Leslie Black pleaded...
Man Who Sought Refuge in B.C. Church Continues Fight to Clear His Name
Man who lived in church fights to clear name--VICTORIA - An El Salvadoran man who spent two years in a British Columbia church to avoid deportation over alleged terrorism links is fighting the federal government in court even though he was granted a...
Most Actively Traded Companies on the TSX
Most actively traded companies on the TSX--Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,313.13, down 129.19 points):Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. (TSX:IVN). Miner. Up 40 cents, or 9.30 per cent, to $4.70...
National Audio 11:25 AM ET
National Audio 11:25 AM ET--NAT099 - (Ash-Borer-Battle) TORONTO. x-14s. A group of Canadian researchers say they have for the first time successfully raised wasps that will be used this summer as a weapon against a deadly insect that is ravaging forests....
National Audio 1:15 PM ET
National Audio 1:15 PM ET--NAT113 - (Netherlands-Van Gogh) AMSTERDAM. x-15s. The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam has welcomed home two paintings by the Dutch master, more than 14 years after they were ripped off the museum's wall in a nighttime heist. Museum...
National Audio 12:05 PM ET
National Audio 12:05 PM ET--NAT103 - (US-Senate-Supreme Court) WASHINGTON. x-36s. (Sagar Meghani) The judge U-S President Donald Trump has tapped for the country's Supreme Court says nobody needs to worry about his impartiality. (WA) (SOURCE:The Associated...
National Audio 12:15 PM ET
National Audio 12:15 PM ET--NAT107 - (BR-Post-Truth-Conspiracies) TORONTO. x-07s. Apparently Shaquille O'Neal believes the Earth is flat, and he's not alone in his conspiracy theories. Psychology Professor John Turtle of Ryerson University says conspiracy...
National Audio 1:35 PM ET
National Audio 1:35 PM ET--NAT119 - (Pilot-Charged) CALGARY. x-30s. (Ken Trimble) A pilot on a work visa from Slovakia has pleaded guilty to having control and care of an aircraft while impaired after passing out in a cockpit last December in Calgary....
National Audio 1:55 PM ET
National Audio 1:55 PM ET--NAT122 - (Tanning-Beds-Cancer) EDMONTON. x-15s. Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says her government will move to enact a law that was passed two years ago to ban young people from using indoor tanning beds,. The Canadian Cancer...
National Audio 2:35 AM ET
National Audio 2:35 AM ET--NAT001 - (Federal-Budget) OTTAWA. x-29s. (Terry Pedwell) The federal Liberals are expected to lay out more details tomorrow of how money will flow from a new infrastructure bank. But the opposition New Democrats are warning...
National Audio 2:45 AM ET
National Audio 2:45 AM ET--NAT004 - (Defibrillators-Coffee-Shops) TORONTO x-35s. (Roger Ward) A Toronto study has given new meaning to the term a "jolt" of caffeine. It says coffee shops and automated bank machines would make the best locations for heart...
National Audio 3:25 PM ET
National Audio 3:25 PM ET--NAT130 - (Alta-Notley-PST) SPRUCE GROVE, Alberta. x-11s. Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says she wouldn't bring in a provincial sales tax without seeking a mandate from voters. She says bringing in a P-S-T in Alberta might be...
National Audio 4:05 AM ET
National Audio 4:05 AM ET--NAT023 - (US-Airplane-Security-Laptops) (EXTENDED) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) NEW YORK. x-26s. International travellers should brace for a big change in security rules being announced today. Homeland Security officials will provide...
National Audio 4:05 PM ET
National Audio 4:05 PM ET--NAT134 - (ENT-Arnold-Schwarzenegger) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) HOLLYWOOD. x-36s. (Jason Nathanson) Arnold Schwarzenegger is turning the table on Donald Trump by taking to social media to criticize the U-S president's own approval...
National Audio 4:25 PM ET
National Audio 4:25 PM ET--NAT140 - (US-Dog-Breeds) NEW YORK. x-12s. The American Kennel Club is out with it's annual list of most popular breeds, and one surprise dog is in the Top Ten. Labrador retrievers topped the list for a 26th straight year --...
National Audio 4:35 AM ET
National Audio 4:35 AM ET--NAT032 - (ENT-TV-Dancing-With-The-Stars) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) HOLLYWOOD. x-30s. (Danya Bacchus) A comedian and a former "A-Team" member find themselves on the B-team after the first night of Season 24 of "Dancing With The Stars."...
National Audio 5:15 AM ET
National Audio 5:15 AM ET--NAT044 - (Tanning-Beds-Cancer) EDMONTON. x-16s. The Canadian Cancer Society is urging the Alberta government to finally enact legislation to ban young people from using indoor tanning beds. The Skin Cancer Prevention Act was...
National Audio 5:15 PM ET
National Audio 5:15 PM ET--NAT144 - (ENT-Britain-Clooney) READING, England. x-07s. Actor George Clooney has startled an 87-year-old fan in Britain by showing up at her retirement home with flowers and a card to wish her a happy birthday. The Hollywood...
National Audio 6:25 AM ET
National Audio 6:25 AM ET--NAT064 - (ML-Airplane-Security-Laptops) CAIRO. x-14s. An international airport and two Mideast airlines say they haven't received any instructions yet regarding the U-S government ban on passengers in eight countries from bringing...
National Audio 6:35 PM ET
National Audio 6:35 PM ET--NAT156 - (US-Sexual-Assault-Facebook) CHICAGO. x-15s. Chicago police are searching for five or six men or boys suspected of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl in an attack that was streamed on Facebook Live. Reporter Don...
National Audio 7:35 AM ET
National Audio 7:35 AM ET--NAT070 - (US-Senate-Supreme-Court) WASHINGTON. x-41s. (Sagar Meghani) Neil Gorsuch will start fielding questions today from a Senate panel over his appointment to the U-S Supreme Court. (WA) (SOURCE:The Associated Press) --NAT069...
National Audio 9:55 AM ET
National Audio 9:55 AM ET--NAT094 - (Obit-Martin McGuinness) LONDON. x-14s. Former Irish Republican Army commander Martin McGuinness has died at age 66 after a short illness. The announcement was made today on Twitter by his Sinn Fein (shin fayn) party....
NDP Wants Saskatchewan Party to Bring Back Balanced Budget Legislation
NDP calls for return of balanced budget law--REGINA - The NDP wants the Saskatchewan Party government to bring back balanced budget legislation.Opposition critic Cathy Sproule says the government promised to do that last year and has failed to deliver.Finance...
Negotiations between City of Winnipeg and Police Union at an Impasse
Winnipeg and police at contract impasse--WINNIPEG - It appears that negotiations are not going well between the City of Winnipeg and the local police union on a new collective bargaining deal.Mayor Brian Bowman had told radio station CJOB that the police...
NHL 100: Colourful Coaches Marked NHL's First 100 Years
NHL 100: A weekly look at 100 years of hockey--From old-time taskmasters to bright young innovators, with or without loud sports jackets or fedoras, the NHL has had some unforgettable coaches in the past 100 years.In the latest edition of NHL 100, a...
--Nineteenth NewsWatch-
---(Fedbudget-Politics) (Audio: P06)The Trudeau government is expected to focus on skills, training and innovation in its second budget, which is being announced on Wednesday.Big commitments in areas like defence and international aid will likely to...
--Ninth NewsWatch-
---(US-Airplane-Security) (Audio: 98)The U-S government says a decision to bar passengers flying to the U-S from 10 airports from bringing laptops, tablets, electronic games and other devices aboard was prompted by ongoing potential threats.But they...
North Vancouver Fullback La'Vere Corbin-Ong Takes First Step with Canada
Corbin-Ong takes first step with Canada--It is a name to remember -- La'Vere Lawrence Corbin-Ong.And with any luck Wednesday, the London-born, North Vancouver-raised left fullback will be able to put Canadian international before it.His friends back...
Officer Who Shot Man in B.C. Grocery Store Says He Lunged at Her Partner
Officer who shot B.C. man says he lunged at police--BURNABY, B.C. - A young man who was stabbing himself in the stomach at a grocery store in Surrey, B.C., lunged at transit police officers with knives in both hands before he was shot, the constable...
Ontario to Push for Canadian Exemption to New York State Buy American Policy
Ontario to push for NY Buy American exemption--TORONTO - Two Ontario cabinet ministers were in New York state to urge legislators to exempt Canada from a Buy American policy it plans to introduce, warning that it could lead to trouble on both sides of...
--Ontario Update-
---(Cda-NY-Buy-American)Ontario's Economic Development Minister Brad Duguid and International Trade Minister Michael Chan are meeting with New York state officials today in the capital Albany.They're planning to urge state legislators to exempt Canada...
--Ontario Update-
---(St.Catharines-Manhunt)A funeral has been set for Friday for a seven-year-old St. Catharines boy who police say was killed by his stepfather.Niagara region police say Nathan Dumas died in hospital on Saturday after being found in distress at his home...
Parliament Audio 11:35 AM ET
Parliament Audio 11:35 AM ET--P02 - (FedBudget-Conservatives) OTTAWA. x-08s. The Opposition Conservatives say the federal Liberals need to help Canada's young people find work. But Interim Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose told a news conference in Ottawa...
Photo Advisory Addition
Photo advisory addition--The Canadian Press photo advisory addition for Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Entries with an estimated photo transmission time (EST) are staffed by The Canadian Press or Associated Press photojournalists.ADDITION: AP coverage, US-East...
Pornography? Child Sex Doll Trial Raises Issue of What Constitutes Child Porn
Pornography? Child sex doll trial underway--ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - The sex doll at the heart of a trial in Newfoundland that has made global headlines meets the definition of child pornography, says a forensic psychiatrist.Dr. Peter Collins testified in...
Prairie Audio 5:20 AM MT
Prairie Audio 5:20 AM MT--PR01 - (Sask-Child-Pornography)SASKATOON. x-11s. A 58-year-old Saskatoon man has pleaded guilty to 20 charges from a child pornography investigation that dates back two decades. Russell Dennis Wolfe entered the plea yesterday...
--Prairie Update-
(Mba-Asylum-Seekers)Another 29 asylum seekers walked into Manitoba from the United States over the weekend, the largest group to have crossed the border at Emerson so far this year.CTV Winnipeg says a cluster of different groups made the trek following...
--Prairie Update-
---(Alta-Notley-PST)Premier Rachel Notley says Alberta may have some of the same budgetary problems that Saskatchewan does, but she wouldn't bring in a provincial sales tax without seeking a mandate from voters.Saskatchewan's Brad Wall has said his government...
Prep-Agriculture-Report
(Cattle-Rustlers)Mounties are looking for cattle rustlers in southern Saskatchewan.Police say three calves aged three to seven days old were taken from a ranch near Ormiston, around 150 kilometres southeast of Regina.A rancher told police he saw two...
Prep-LifeWatch
---(Defibrillators-Coffee-Shops)Automated external defibrillators save lives -- so where should we put them?The study in Toronto wondered where A-E-D's should go to reach the most out-of-hospital cardiac arrests.They looked at cardiac events in 41 unique...
Provinces Considering Carbon Pricing Watch Ontario's First Cap-and-Trade Auction
Ontario set for first cap-and-trade auction--TORONTO - Ontario's cap-and-trade system aimed at lowering greenhouse gas emissions begins in earnest Wednesday with its first auction, which other provinces said they will be watching closely as they consider...
Runaway Rail Car Was Unattended with Inadequate Braking: Report
Inadequate braking led to runaway rail car: report--REGINA - The Transportation Safety Board says a runaway rail car that rumbled through seven public street crossings at a speed that reached 30 km/h had been left unattended with inadequate braking.The...
Sandwich Wars: Freshii Makes Pitch to Lure Franchisees Away from Subway
Freshii founder woos Subway franchisees--TORONTO - Freshii has made an ostentatious bid to lure franchisees away from rival Subway as it looks to more than triple its footprint over the next two years.Matthew Corrin, founder and CEO of the Toronto-based...
--Second NewsWatch-
---(Airplane-Security-Devices) (WATCH FOR DATING)Passengers on U-S-bound, non-stop flights from North Africa and the Mideast may have to break out their books for entertainment, due to an electronic security precaution.The U-S government was set to order...
--Seventh NewsWatch-
---(US-Airplane-Security) (Audio: 89)Passengers on non-stop flights to the U-S from a handful of mostly Middle Eastern and North African countries will have to pack their tablets, laptops and cameras in their checked baggage.Senior Trump administration...
--Sixth NewsWatch-
---(US-Airplane-Security) (Audio: 83)Passengers flying to the U-S from 10 airports in eight mostly Middle Eastern and North African countries are being banned from taking electronic devices larger than cellphones aboard planes.Royal Jordanian airlines...
Ski Director Who Hired Charest Continued Business Relationship after Coach Fired
Ski director who helped hire Charest testifies--SAINT-JEROME, Que. - A main defence witness at Bertrand Charest's sex assault trial admitted during cross-examination Tuesday that his links to the accused were deeper than he had let on during his earlier...
Small on Spending, Libs Sell Budget 2017 as Big on Ideas for a Changing World
Budget 2017: big on ideas, small on spending--OTTAWA - The federal government's second budget Wednesday is expected to emphasize skills and job training, but will also illustrate lessons learned as Justin Trudeau's Liberals move away from the sunny ways...
--Sportsbreak--
---Cam Talbot made 35 saves as the Edmonton Oilers blanked the Los Angeles Kings 2-0. It was Talbot's second shutout in as many games. Also last night, Tyler Bozak scored the power-play winner with less than two minutes left in regulation as the Toronto...
SportsCall Audio 3:00 AM ET
SportsCall Audio 3:00 AM ET--NAT020 - (SPORTS-BKN: Celtics 110 Wizards 102) BOSTON. x-17s. Isaiah Thomas returned to the lineup after missing two games to lead the Boston Celtics over the Wizards 110-102. Wizards coach Scott Brooks says the Celtics outplayed...
SportsCall Audio 4:00 AM ET
SportsCall Audio 4:00 AM ET--NAT029 - (SPORTS-HKN: Predators 3 Coyotes 1) (FOR PRODUCTION) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) NASHVILLE. x-09s. Ryan Ellis scored twice in Nashville's 3-1 victory over the Arizona Coyotes. Here's Pete Weber with the call (on 102.5 The...
Strike or Lockout Possible after Regina Co-Op Refinery Contract Offer Rejected
Workers reject refinery's contract offer--REGINA - Hundreds of unionized workers at the Co-op oil refinery in Regina have rejected what the company is calling its final contract offer.Almost 650 members of Unifor Local 594 voted on Monday.Union president...
Struggling for Post-Truth Reason: Why Some Believe the Earth Is Flat
Academics look for logic in this post-truth era--TORONTO - The Earth is flat. Vaccines cause autism. Former U.S. president Barack Obama spied on current president Donald Trump.There's no shortage of conspiracy theories floating around these days, and...
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