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Articles from April 27, 2017

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Adam Larsson Scores Twice in Third, Oilers Beat Ducks 5-3 to Take Game 1
Oilers take Game 1 against Ducks 5-3--ANAHEIM, Calif. - Adam Larsson doesn't think much of his shot, at least that's the way teammate Mark Letestu tells it.The shocked crowd at Honda Center would probably disagree with that assessment.Larsson scored...
ADVISORY-Atl-Calendar
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ADVISORY-B-C Calendar
Here is Thursday's B.C. calendar:(Repeats to remove Colwood item, Next appearance for Kenneth Fenton has been moved to May)BURNABY - Liberal Leader Christy Clark attends a campaign event. (12:30 p.m. at Wah Lun, 4525 Hastings St.)CRANBROOK - The trial...
ADVISORY-B-C-Staff
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Advisory-Prairie-Calendar
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Alberta Puts New Leaders in Place at Controversial Farm-Aid Agency
New board for embattled Alberta agri-agency--EDMONTON - Alberta has new leaders and oversight rules in place at a Crown agency tasked with helping farmers with loans, crop insurance, and disaster aid.Agriculture Minister Oneil Carlier says the new board...
Alberta Teachers Say Tentative Contract Addresses Their Key Concerns
Alberta teachers say proposed deal focuses on time--EDMONTON - The head of the Alberta Teachers' Association says a proposed contract devoid of pay increases addresses the main concerns of time and workload.Mark Ramsankar says the deal puts a cap on...
A Look Back at How a Wildfire Destroyed Large Parts of Fort McMurray
A look back at how the Fort McMurray fire unfolded--FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - It has been one year since a wildfire destroyed large parts of Fort McMurray. Here is a look back at how events unfolded:May 1 - A fire starts in a remote part of forest southwest...
Ancient Text, Sci-Fi Films Inspired Canadian Animated Movie 'Spark: A Space Tail'
Past meets future in 'Spark: A Space Tail'--TORONTO - Canadian filmmaker Aaron Woodley formed an unexpected fusion of an ancient Chinese text and contemporary sci-fi epics in shaping his new animated film "Spark: A Space Tail."The intergalactic coming-of-age...
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Atlantic Audio 2:05 PM AT--AT05 - (NSBudget)HALIFAX. x-15s. Nova Scotia's Liberal government is bringing in a broad middle class tax cut as it tables a 10.5-billion dollar budget for 2017-18 with a 25.9 million dollar surplus, seeding the ground for...
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Atlantic Audio 3:35 PM AT--AT07 - (NSBudget)HALIFAX. x-18s. Nova Scotia's opposition parties are giving a thumbs down to a provincial budget they maintain is nothing more than a pre-election document. Progressive Conservative Leader Jamie Baillie says...
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Atlantic Audio 6:35 AM AT--AT01 - (NSBudget)HALIFAX. x-17s. Nova Scotia's Liberal government is expected to table a budget today that opposition parties say is the prelude to a snap election call. Premier Stephen McNeil is doing little to dismiss the...
Atlantic Update
---(NS-Budget)It's budget day in Nova Scotia.The province's Liberal government is expected to table a balanced, feel-good fiscal plan amid speculation about an imminent election call.Progressive Conservative Leader Jamie Baillie isn't happy about that.He...
--Atlantic Update-
---(NS-Budget)There's word the Nova Scotia budget being presented this afternoon will include 2.4-million dollars a year to help boost the number of doctors in the province.A government source tells The Canadian Press the funding will help 50 new family...
Atwood Pleased with 'The Handmaid's Tale' Adaptation: 'It's Just Excellent'
Atwood 'impressed' with 'Handmaid's Tale' adaptation--TORONTO - A TV adaptation of "The Handmaid's Tale" is getting rave reviews ahead of Sunday's Canadian premiere on Bravo, including from the novel's author, Margaret Atwood."I'm very impressed with...
BC Audio 12:15 AM ET
BC Audio 12:15 AM ET--BC16 - (ElxnBC-Debate)VANCOUVER. x-35s. (Terri Theodore) British Columbia's political leaders squared off in the final debate of the election campaign over issues policy issues and political controversies. (WA) (SOURCE:The Canadian...
B.C. Election: Key Developments from Day 17
B.C. election: Key developments from Day 17--VANCOUVER - A look at some key developments from Day 17 of the B.C. election campaign for each of the parties:LIBERALS:-- Liberal Leader Christy Clark says everyone involved in a potential softwood lumber...
B.C. Liberal Leader Says All Canadians Involved in U.S. Softwood Offer Balked
Clark says U.S. offered 'lousy' softwood deal--VANCOUVER - British Columbia's Liberal leader says everyone involved in a potential softwood lumber agreement said No when the United States offered a "lousy" deal that would have cost her province 20,000...
B.C. to Remain 'Wild West' of Campaign Finance without a New Government: Experts
Campaign-finance squabbles permeate B.C. election--VANCOUVER - Without a change in government, British Columbia is likely to remain a "wild west" of campaign finance, where wealthy corporations and unions are free to donate unlimited amounts of money...
--B-C Update-
------(BC-Elxn)Liberal Leader Christy Clark says everyone involved in a potential softwood lumber deal said No when the U-S offered what she terms a "lousy" deal that would have cost the province about 20-thousand forestry jobs.She says talks with former...
Bloody Cash Found in Medical Student's Apartment, Officer Tells Murder Trial
Bloody cash found in Sandeson apartment: cop--HALIFAX - Blood-stained cash was found in medical student William Sandeson's apartment, and a pistol found nearby had blood at the end of its muzzle, his murder trial heard Thursday.Halifax police Sgt. Sandy...
Canadian Musical 'Come from Away' Scores Nine Drama Desk Award Nominations
'Come From Away' scores nine Drama Desk Awards nods--NEW YORK - Canadian musical "Come From Away" has scored nine nominations for Drama Desk Awards.The homegrown production was announced Thursday as a nominee for the outstanding musical award.Married...
Canam Stock Nearly Doubles on Going-Private Offer for Quebec-Based Company
Canam nearly doubles on going-private offer--MONTREAL - Canam Group is preparing to end its 33-year run as a public company after partnering with a U.S. company and Quebec investors to take the structural steel specialist private.After a few years of...
Cancel, Not Cancel, Cancel, Not Cancel NAFTA: What's Trump Up To?
Trump explains why he didn't cancel NAFTA--WASHINGTON - First, Donald Trump threatened to rip up NAFTA. Then he didn't. This week he did again. Now, he's saying he won't. But maybe, he says, he'll change his mind again and rip it up if he can't get a...
Celebrity Birthdays for April 27
Celebrity birthdays for April 27--Celebrity Birthdays for April 27:Actress Anouk Aimee is 85.Country singer Maxine Brown is 85.Drummer Jerry Mercer (April Wine) is 78.Rock musician Jim Keltner is 75. Opera singer Judith Blegen is 74.Country banjo player...
Classic Empire Gives Trainer Mark Casse Best Shot at Kentucky Derby Title
Classic Empire gives Casse solid Derby shot--Veteran trainer Mark Casse believes Classic Empire gives him his best shot at winning an elusive Kentucky Derby title.Last year's Breeders' Cup Juvenile champion overtook Conquest Mo Money and Malagacy in...
Court Documents Lift Curtain on Cutthroat World of Military Procurement
Court docs lift curtain on procurement world--OTTAWA - If there's one thing that stands out in court documents outlining the RCMP's case against Vice-Admiral Mark Norman, it's the extremely cutthroat nature of military procurement.It's a secret world...
Crown Disputes Self-Defence Argument at Calgary Trial for Man Who Strangled Wife
Defence wants acquittal for man in murder case--CALGARY - The lawyer for a man who admits he strangled his wife and buried her body in their home says his client was acting in self-defence, but the Crown is arguing he made up stories of domestic abuse...
Defence Lawyer in Polygamy Trial to Launch Charter Challenge over Evidence
Polygamy trial to hear charter challenge--CRANBROOK, B.C. - A lawyer for a Mormon fundamentalist leader says he will be seeking a stay of a polygamy charge because the evidence being used in the B.C. Supreme Court trial was already presented in a previous...
--Eighteenth NewsWatch-
---(Bombardier-Boeing) (Audio: 158)Bombardier is rejecting a complaint filed with Washington by Boeing that it dumped its new C-Series commercial jet into the United States at below cost.The Montreal-based aircraft manufacturer says it structures its...
--Eighth NewsWatch-
---(US-Trump-NAFTA) (Audio: 86)U-S President Donald Trump tweeted early today that America's relationships with Canada and Mexico are very good.He says he's told Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto (ehn-REE'-kay PAYN'-yah...
Eight Stories in the News Today, April 27
Eight stories in the news today, April 27--Eight stories in the news for Thursday, April 27------TRUMP WITHDRAWS THREAT OF NAFTA PULLOUTU.S. President Donald Trump is backing off plans to cancel the North American Free Trade Agreement. His decision followed...
Elevator Problems and Solutions Focus of New Ontario-Mandated Research
Ontario orders research on elevator issues--TORONTO - Residential elevator reliability will be the focus of potentially groundbreaking research as the Ontario government tries to come to grips with what some have called a worsening crisis.The province,...
--Eleventh NewsWatch-
---(Trudeau-NAFTA) (Audio: P03)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is talking about his latest phone call with U-S President Donald Trump, which he used to remind Trump they were both elected to help people find and keep jobs.Trudeau says Trump was thinking...
ElxnBC-Roundup
VANCOUVER - (ElxnBC-Liberals)Liberal Leader Christy Clark says everyone involved in a potential softwood lumber agreement decided to scuttle an offer from president Barack Obama's administration because it was only good for the Americans.Campaigning...
Engineering Marvel: Ship Begins Laying Massive Power Cable Connecting N.L., N.S
Massive ship laying cable across Cabot Strait--HALIFAX - Somewhere off Newfoundland's southwest coast, a Norwegian ship has begun spooling out a massive, thick cable that will connect the island with Nova Scotia, a 170-kilometre voyage that, once completed,...
Erik Karlsson Outshines Henrik Lundqvist as Senators Snatch Game 1
Karlsson outshines Lundqvist as Sens take Game 1--OTTAWA - Erik Karlsson was hoping for a good bounce and got a great one.Karlsson's shot from an almost impossible angle beat Henrik Lundqvist with less than five minutes to go in regulation and snatched...
Feds to Forgo $140 Million in Booked Savings as They Try to Fix Pay Problems
Ministerial group to tackle Phoenix--OTTAWA - Federal civil servants will be reimbursed for hiring tax accountants to sort through their pay problems and departments will be allowed to re-hire laid-off payroll employees, the federal government said Thursday...
--Fifth NewsWatch-
---(Trump-NAFTA)(Audio:71)Washington isn't about to pull out of the North American Free Trade deal after all -- at least not right now.The White House announced last night that in phone calls with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the president of Mexico,...
--First NewsWatch-
---(US-Trump-NAFTA)U-S President Donald Trump has told the leaders of Canada and Mexico that he will not immediately pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement, just hours after administration officials said he was considering an executive order...
Five Things to Know about What's Up for Discussion at Justice Ministers Meeting
Five things to know about justice meeting--OTTAWA - Five things justice ministers from across the country are expected to talk about a meeting in Gatineau, Que., Friday.1) R. v. Jordan. The Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees someone charged with...
Former Quebec Treasury Board President Sam Hamad Leaving Politics
Former Quebec cabinet minister quits politics--QUEBEC - A former Quebec cabinet minister who was investigated last year for allegations of influence-peddling announced Thursday he's leaving politics.Sam Hamad wiped tears from his eyes as he told reporters...
--Fourth NewsWatch-
---(Trump-NAFTA)Anyone who was worried that the North American Free Trade Agreement was about to be ripped up is breathing a sigh of relief this morning.The White House announced late last night that U-S President Donald Trump spoke by phone with Prime...
Freeland Sees Softwood Progress as Canada-U.S. Wage 'Polite, Amicable' Trade War
Canada-U.S. wage 'polite, amicable' trade war--OTTAWA - Anyone looking for a political decoder for how the Trudeau government might be interpreting Donald Trump's latest spate of anti-Canadian trade rhetoric could do worse than American comedian Stephen...
Front Line Officers Felt 'Outgunned,' Moncton Massacre Trial Told
Officers felt 'outgunned,' RCMP trial told--MONCTON, N.B. - A senior RCMP officer says he warned superiors about the lack of firepower for front line officers long before the 2014 Moncton shooting rampage that left three Mounties dead.Supt. Troy Lightfoot...
Giant Slalom World Cup Ski Flip-Flop a Relief to Canadian Men's Team
GS ski flip-flop a relief to Canadian men--Giant slalom racing is going to be prettier to watch and a lot more fun to ski, according to the Canadian men's team.A controversial change to the size of men's giant slalom skis by the world's governing body...
Halifax Mayor 'Surprised' New Outpatient Health Centre Will Be in Bayers Lake
Mayor 'surprised' by new health centre site--Halifax's mayor says he was "surprised" by the province's decision to put a new outpatient health centre in a suburban business park on the outskirts of downtown.Mike Savage said the city was not involved...
Highlights of the Ontario Budget Unveiled Thursday
Highlights of the 2017-18 Ontario budget--TORONTO - Ontario's finance minister delivered the province's fiscal plan Thursday, the government's first balanced budget in a decade. Here are the highlights:____PHARMACARE FOR YOUTHMore than 4,400 prescription...
Housing, Economy, Leadership Feature in Final B.C. Election Debate
Housing, economy feature in final B.C. debate--VANCOUVER - British Columbia's election campaign is entering its final stretch after a TV debate Wednesday night that saw the three party leaders spar on the economy, housing and political leadership.Liberal...
Jean Coutu Hopes Quebec Can Reach Deal with Drugmakers to Avoid Tendering
Jean Coutu profit weakened by generic prices--MONTREAL - The Jean Coutu Group hopes Quebec can reach an agreement with generic drug manufacturers to reduce drugs costs without resorting to the tendering of certain medications that will hurt its business."It's...
Jeff Lemire on Intersections of 'Roughneck,' Work with Gord Downie on 'Secret Path'
Lemire explores addiction, violence in 'Roughneck'--TORONTO - Jeff Lemire's "Roughneck" wasn't supposed to be a companion piece to Gord Downie's "Secret Path," but in some ways the two will be forever linked.The Toronto-based illustrator was halfway...
Judge Certifies Class Action Lawsuit against Ontario Hockey League
Class action lawsuit against OHL to proceed--TORONTO - A class action lawsuit against the Ontario Hockey League got the green light Thursday.The suit contends that OHL players have been paid less than the minimum wage required by law in their regions...
Judge Orders Volkswagen to Pay $2.1B in Class-Action Suit over Emissions Scandal
Judge orders Volkswagen to pay $2.1B--TORONTO - Members of a Canadian class-action lawsuit against Volkswagen can submit claims for reimbursement starting on Friday after an Ontario court approved a $2.1-billion settlement plan.The 105,000 people who...
Justice Ministers across Canada Meet to Tackle Delays in the Courts
Justice ministers aim to speed up the courts--OTTAWA - The federal Liberals are under pressure to help the wheels of justice spin a little faster, with some provinces asking for the right to do away with preliminary inquiries as a way to tackle the backlogs...
Justin Trudeau Defends Carbon Tax after Visit to Saskatchewan Farm
Trudeau defends carbon tax after farm visit--GRAY, Sask. - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appears to like farmer Todd Lewis's combine, but Lewis does not like Trudeau's carbon tax.Trudeau happily hopped into a combine during a visit Thursday to the Lewis...
Leaving Money to a Secret Beneficiary Is Very, Very Tricky, Experts Warn
Leaving money in secret? It's tricky--TORONTO - When it comes to requests to have inheritance money left discreetly, Toronto estate lawyer Ed Olkovich says it's typically not the racy stuff most people might expect, such as funds for a secret lover or...
Leon Draisaitl Can Thrive for Edmonton Oilers in Anaheim against Ducks
Draisaitl can thrive for Oilers in Anaheim--ANAHEIM, Calif. - For Edmonton Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl, the happiest place in Orange County isn't Disneyland.No, it's on the other end of Katella Avenue, where Draisaitl has scored in all four games against...
Lundqvist Makes 41 Saves, Gives Rangers a Chance in Game 1 Loss to Senators
Lundqvist gives Rangers a chance in Game 1--OTTAWA - Henrik Lundqvist didn't care about all the great saves he made Thursday night, he was only concerned about the ones he didn't.Lundqvist stopped 41-of-43 shots but the Ottawa Senators defeated the New...
Manitoba Insurance Takes Back Star Trek Fan's Plate, Says Message Offensive
MPI takes back Star Trek fan's vehicle plate--WINNIPEG - Manitoba Public Insurance has revoked a Star Trek fan's personalized licence plate after receiving complaints that its message -- ASIMIL8 -- is offensive to indigenous people.Nick Troller has been...
Maple Leafs Goalie Depth Being Tested in AHL Playoffs
Leafs goalie depth full of uncertainty--Goaltending depth was an issue this season for the Maple Leafs, and the concern still lingers as their American Hockey League club battles in the Calder Cup playoffs.Garret Sparks was expected to take the reins...
Microdistilled Spirits in Canada Finding Appeal among Millennials, Mixologists
Microdistilleries booming in Canada--TORONTO - A boom in craft distilling in the United States and increasing demand from curious millennials acquiring a palate for well-made spirits have inspired a burgeoning microdistillery scene in Canada, with at...
Most Actively Traded Companies on the TSX
Most actively traded companies on the TSX--Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,506.47, down 143.07 points):Royal Bank of Canada (TSX:RY). Bank. Down $1.81, or 1.90 per cent, to $93.66...
National Audio 11:15 AM ET
National Audio 11:15 AM ET--NAT094 - (Britain-Parliament-Arrest) LONDON. x-30s. (Charles de Ledesma) London police have arrested a man with a weapon near British Parliament, where M-Ps are sitting. (SOURCE:The Associated Press)--NAT095 - (United-Passenger...
National Audio 1:15 PM ET
National Audio 1:15 PM ET--NAT108 - (US-Trump-NAFTA) WASHINGTON. x-11s. The Trump Administration is backing off its plan to pull the U-S out of NAFTA -- for now. There was speculation yesterday that U-S President Donald Trump was going to sign an executive...
National Audio 12:55 PM ET
National Audio 12:55 PM ET--NAT104 - (US-Trump-NAFTA) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) WASHINGTON. x-05s. There was speculation yesterday that U-S President Donald Trump was considering a draft executive order to pull the U-S out of NAFTA, but early this morning...
National Audio 2:45 AM ET
National Audio 2:45 AM ET--NAT001 - (Conservative-Leadership-Debate) OTTAWA. x-33s. (Stephanie Levitz) The Conservative leadership race now enters the final weeks with penultimate debate showcasing the task at hand for the majority of candidates: take...
National Audio 2:45 PM ET
National Audio 2:45 PM ET--NAT117 - (Trudeau-Visits-Farm) GRAY, Saskatchewan. x-09s. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau got a lesson in driving a combine when he visited a farm in southern Saskatchewan today. Trudeau was at the Lewis Land Limited Farm near...
National Audio 3:15 AM ET
National Audio 3:15 AM ET--NAT011 - (ElxnBC-Debate) VANCOUVER. x-14s. The last campaign debate is behind B-C's political leaders after Liberal Christy Clark, New Democrat John Horgan and the Greens' Andrew Weaver took part in a T-V debate last night....
National Audio 3:35 PM ET
National Audio 3:35 PM ET--NAT120 - (US-Trump-NAFTA) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) WASHINGTON. x-06s. U-S President Donald Trump has told Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto that he will not immediately pull out of NAFTA. That...
National Audio 4:05 AM ET
National Audio 4:05 AM ET--NAT025 - (ML-Syria) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) BEIRUT. x-14s. Syria's capital was rocked by a large, early morning explosion near Damascus airport that resulted in a large fire. Ben James at the B-B-C reports from Beirut, Lebanon....
National Audio 4:45 AM ET
National Audio 4:45 AM ET--NAT036 - (ENT-TV-Carrie-Fisher-Final-Role) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-19s. One of Carrie Fisher's final on-screen roles before her death premieres tomorrow. She played a mom on "Catastrophe" -- a U-K series which debuts...
National Audio 5:05 PM ET
National Audio 5:05 PM ET--NAT134 - (OntBudget-Lockup) TORONTO. x-33s. (Jessica Smith Cross) Ontario's Liberal government has released its first balanced budget in a decade today. (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)--NAT135 - (OntBudget-Lockup) TORONTO. x-06s....
National Audio 5:45 PM ET
National Audio 5:45 PM ET--NAT146 - (ENT-FILM-The-Circle) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) NEW YORK. x-32s. (Christopher Watson) Tom Hanks and Emma Watson have debuted their new movie about the dark side of the Internet. (opens with sound) (WAS) (SOURCE:ABC)--NAT147...
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National Audio 6:05 AM ET--NAT046 - (US-Police-Captain-Bad-Breakup) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-32s. (Scott Goldberg) A New Jersey police captain has been cleared of the most serious charge stemming from her retaliation against the boyfriend who...
National Audio 6:25 PM ET
National Audio 6:25 PM ET--NAT152 - (Cda-Softwood-Lumber-Fallout) NORTH VANCOUVER. x-05s. B-C Premier Christy Clark has said that the former Obama administration in the U-S wasn't willing to negotiate with them on softwood lumber, but on the campaign...
National Audio 6:45 AM ET
National Audio 6:45 AM ET--NAT063 - (US-Berkeley-Ann-Coulter) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) BERKELEY, Calif. x-22s. Conservative voice Ann Coulter says she has cancelled her planned speech today at the University of California Berkeley because of discrimination....
National Audio 6:55 AM ET
National Audio 6:55 AM ET--NAT074 - (US-Rodney-King-Riots) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-32s. (Byron Pitts) Twenty-five years ago this weekend, Los Angeles exploded into five days of violence and lawlessness. They were known as the Rodney King riots...
--Nineteenth NewsWatch-
---(Bombardier-Boeing) (Audio: 159)There's a dispute between Bombardier and Boeing.Seattle-based Boeing has filed a complaint with the U-S government that Montreal-based Bombardier has dumped its new C-Series commercial jet into the United States at...
--Ninth NewsWatch-
---(Phoenix-Pay-Problems) (Audio: P01)Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale is going to lead a high-powered group the prime minister has created to fix Ottawa's electronic pay system.Problems began shortly after the new system was launched nearly 15 months...
Nothing Could Be Done to Save Gas-and-Dash Victim, Doctor Tells Murder Trial
Gas-and-dash victim suffered stroke: doctor--CALGARY - A neurologist says there was nothing doctors could do to save a Calgary gas station employee brought to hospital after a hit-and-run.Maryam Rashidi, 35, was trying to stop a driver from leaving the...
Nova Scotia Rapper Classified Wins ECMA Song of Year for Snoop Dogg Collaboration
Classified among top ECMA winners for 2017--SAINT JOHN, N.B. - A fun collaboration with Snoop Dogg called "No Pressure" rewarded Classified with the Song of the Year award Thursday night at the annual East Coast Music Awards.The rapper, from Enfield,...
N.S. Liberals Bring in Broad Middle Class Tax Cut in Pre-Election Budget
Nova Scotia Liberal budget offers tax cuts--HALIFAX - Nova Scotia's Liberal government has promised an average $160 tax cut for half the province's population, in a surplus budget that seeds the ground for an election campaign that may begin within days.Premier...
Ontario Audio 4:35 PM ET
Ontario Audio 4:35 PM ET--R09 - (OntBudget-Lockup)R09 - (OntBudget-Lockup) TORONTO. x-08s. Ontario's latest budget plans to make it the first province to adopt universal drug coverage for youth. But the N-D-P says the plan -- a centrepiece of the Liberal...
Ontario Balances Budget, but Debt Rises to $312 Billion
Ontario balances budget, but debt still rises--TORONTO - Ontario's Liberal government has finally eliminated its deficit, but its debt is rising to new heights.The province's first balanced budget in a decade gets rid of a deficit that had at one point...
Ontario's First Balanced Budget in a Decade to See New Spending
Balanced Ontario budget to see new spending--TORONTO - Ontario's first balanced budget in a decade is being released this afternoon and is expected to contain new money to benefit seniors, students, parents, caregivers and patients.The deficit-free fiscal...
Ontario's First Balanced Budget in Decade Promises Billions in Health Care
Ontario balances budget, promises billions for health care--TORONTO - Ontario's Liberal government is promising to inject billions of new dollars into health care in its first balanced budget in a decade, a fiscal plan designed to appeal to nearly everyone...
--Ontario Update-
---(Ont-Budget)The Ontario government says it will release its first balanced budget in a decade today, after eliminating a massive deficit.Finance Minister Charles Sousa has already announced that the budget will contain new spending to benefit seniors,...
--Ontario Update-
---(Crane-Stuck)A 23-year-old woman who faces six counts of mischief after scaling a downtown Toronto construction crane has been released on bail.Marisa Lazo was granted bail for 500 dollars with several conditions -- including that she stay away from...
Ottawa Announces Space Funding; Long-Term Plan Expected This Summer
Space agency getting $80.9 million for projects--LONGUEUIL, Que. - Money earmarked for space development in this year's federal budget will go to two projects that could have lasting impacts on Earth and beyond, the federal government announced Thursday.One...
Parliament Audio 12:45 PM ET
Parliament Audio 12:45 PM ET--P05 - (US-Trump-NAFTA) GRAY, Saskatchewan. x-15s. U-S President Donald Trump says he's told Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that he will not pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement at this time. Trump expressed...
Potash Corp Sees Better Conditions Ahead, Raises 2017 Profit Estimate
Potash Corp sees better conditions ahead--SASKATOON - A stabilizing market for one of Canada's biggest mineral exports has boosted Potash Corp of Saskatchewan Inc.'s (TSX:POT) outlook for the year ahead.The Saskatoon-based fertilizer producer said on...
Prairie Audio 12:10 PM MT
Prairie Audio 12:10 PM MT----PR05 - (Alta-Teachers-Deal)EDMONTON. x-10s. Alberta teachers have reached a tentative deal with the province on a new two-year contract. Mark Ramsankar (RAM'-san-car) of the Alberta Teachers' Association says the deal frees...
--Prairie Update-
(Mba-Health-Cuts)Hundreds of nurses gathered at the Manitoba legislature protesting cuts to health services.The rally on Wednesday afternoon brought attention to the recent closures of emergency room departments and other healthcare cuts.The nurses union...
--Prairie Update-
(Alta-Teachers-Deal)The head of Alberta's teachers' union says a tentative deal with the province puts a cap on the amount of time teachers can be assigned to non-classroom duties.Mark Ramsankar says time was the top priority identified by members of...
Prep-Agriculture-Report
(Trudeau-Visits-Farm)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be in southern Saskatchewan today and will visit the Lewis Land Limited Farm near Gray, south of Regina, where he will meet with agricultural leaders.Trudeau is learning about canola and the global...
Prep-LifeWatch
---(Lung-Cancer-Gene-Tests)Researchers have taken an important step toward better lung cancer treatment.They are using blood tests to track genetic changes in tumours as they progress from their very earliest stages.With experimental tests that detect...
Quebec Tables Bill to Force Police to Ditch Colourful Camo Pants Protest
Quebec tables bill to end cop pants protest--MONTREAL - In recent years, Montrealers have become used to seeing their police officers working in bright pink military-style pants, jeans and even leggings.But while they don't profess to be fans of the...
Radford Was Skating with a Herniated Disc at World Figure Skating Championships
MRI reveals Radford has a herniated disc--A week and a half after a baffling injury cost Eric Radford a legitimate shot at a third consecutive world title, an MRI revealed the culprit: a herniated disc.Radford and pairs partner Meagan Duhamel wound up...
Samantha Bee Prepping Her Rival 'Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner'
Samantha Bee prepping her rival correspondents' gala--TORONTO - As the White House Correspondents Association dinner takes place sans U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday, non-attendees will have another gala option -- complete with T-shirt cannons...
Saskatchewan Ombudsman Decries Conditions at Saskatoon Jail; Wants Inspections
Ombudsman's report says Saskatoon jail substandard--SASKATOON - A report by Saskatchewan's ombudsman is critical of what it describes as substandard living conditions at the Saskatoon Correctional Centre.The report says investigators found cleanliness,...
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