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Articles from April 26, 2017

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Amber Light Fight: Winnipeg Man Challenges Traffic Ticket over Timing
Man fighting traffic ticket over timing of amber light--WINNIPEG - A Winnipeg man fighting a traffic ticket says he couldn't have safely stopped for a red light because the amber signal was too short.James Aisaican-Chase, who is 71, pleaded not guilty...
Andre De Grasse Juggles Newfound Stardom with World Championship Preparation
De Grasse adjusts to life as superstar--TORONTO - Two nights after Andre De Grasse powered Canada to a gold medal at the IAAF World Relays in the Bahamas, the 22-year-old was tucked away in the corner of a rooftop bar in Toronto's upscale entertainment...
A Timeline of Events in the Navy Supply Ship Troubles
A timeline of the navy supply ship scandal--OTTAWA - Here is a chronology of the Royal Canadian Navy's supply ship scandal which resulted in the suspension of a senior admiral1969: Supply ship HMCS Protecteur commissioned.1970: Supply ship HMCS Preserver...
Atlantic Audio 6:35 AM AT
Atlantic Audio 6:35 AM AT--AT03 - (NS-Legis-Opens)HALIFAX. x-07s. The Nova Scotia legislature opened for its spring sitting yesterday with the Liberal government on the defensive -- just days before what's expected to be an early election call. The Opposition...
Atlantic Update
---(NL-Sex-Assault-Program)The federal government is providing funding in Newfoundland and Labrador to help survivors of sexual assault obtain free legal advice.The pilot program is aimed at helping victims make informed decisions about the court process.Provincial...
Atlantic Update
(Softwood-Lumber)There's worries around Atlantic Canada this morning about the fallout of the U-S government's decision to announce tariffs of almost 20 per cent on softwood lumber.The amounts would be imposed in just weeks.New Brunswick premier Brian...
BC Audio 7:55 AM ET
BC Audio 7:55 AM ET--BC03 - (ElxnBC)MAPLE RIDGE, B.C. x-12s. The first televised debate of the B-C election campaign is happening later today. Liberal Leader Christy Clark says she sees the event as a chance to talk directly to voters about the choices...
B.C. Election: Key Developments from Day 16
B.C. election: Key developments from Day 16--VANCOUVER - A look at some key developments from Day 16 of the B.C. election campaign for each of the parties:LIBERALS:-- Liberal Leader Christy Clark reacts to new U.S. duties on softwood lumber by calling...
--B-C Update-
------(BC-Cda-Softwood-Lumber-Fallout)A British Columbia M-P says some softwood lumber companies could begin issuing layoff notices as early as next week following word of punishing new U-S tariffs.Conservative M-P Todd Doherty calls it a "dark day"...
'Bee Nation' Director Aims to Break Down Stereotypes about First Nations
'Bee Nation' doc aims to break down stereotypes--TORONTO - How do you spell "empowering?"It's a word Lana Slezic uses often as she describes her new documentary "Bee Nation," which is the opening-night film for the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary...
Bell Set to Introduce New Streaming Product for Internet TV Viewing
BCE lowers benchmark earnings estimate--MONTREAL - Bell Canada says it's on the cusp of launching a new streaming product to attract customers who prefer to watch video such as Netflix through the Internet instead of traditional TV services.Chief executive...
Brassard, Zibanejad Comparisons Inevitable as Sens, Rangers Battle in NHL Playoffs
Brassard, Zibanejad comparisons inevitable--OTTAWA - It may not be fair, but comparisons between Derick Brassard and Mika Zibanejad will be inevitable as the Ottawa Senators take on the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference semifinals.The Senators...
Calgary Father of Dead Baby Put on Administrative Leave from Church
Father of dead baby put on administrative leave--CALGARY - The father of the three-month-old baby whose death has been ruled a homicide has been put on administrative leave by the Calgary church where he serves as an associate pastor.Rockyview Alliance...
Canada Improves to 4-1 with Win over Germany at Mixed Doubles World Championship
Canada downs Germany at mixed doubles worlds--LETHBRIDGE, Alta. - Canada's Joanne Courtney and Reid Carruthers rallied from a three-point deficit with two ends to play to record a 10-6 win over Germany Tuesday night at the world mixed doubles curling...
Canada's Small, Medium Lumber Producers to Feel U.S. Retribution the Most
Small lumber producers bracing for impact--OTTAWA - Some softwood lumber companies could begin issuing layoff notices as early as next week as they begin to feel the impact of punishing new tariffs President Donald Trump's government has imposed on Canadian...
Canadian Man Charged by U.S. Authorities in Alleged Human Smuggling
Canadian man charged in human smuggling probe--REGINA - A Canadian man has been charged in the United States with harbouring and transporting an alien in connection with a human smuggling investigation.Victor Omoruyi made his first court appearance Wednesday...
Canadian Offensive Lineman Justin Senior Taking Low-Key Approach to NFL Draft
Senior taking low-key approach to NFL draft--Justin Senior isn't putting his life on hold for the NFL draft.The 22-year-old Montreal native is projected as a late-round selection, but he won't be at a lavish draft party glued to the television anxiously...
Celebrity Birthdays for April 26
Celebrity birthdays for April 26--Celebrity Birthdays for April 26:Architect I.M. Pei is 100.Movie composer Francis Lai is 85.Actress-comedian Carol Burnett is 84.Guitarist-songwriter Duane Eddy is 79.Singer Maurice Williams of Maurice and the Zodiacs...
Cenovus CEO Defends Much-Criticized $17.7B Blockbuster ConocoPhillips Deal
Cenovus CEO defends megadeal from critics--CALGARY - A $17.7-billion megadeal to buy most of the Canadian assets of ConocoPhillips will make Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE) a "better and stronger company," CEO Brian Ferguson said Wednesday in a staunch...
Champions Cup Curling Glance
Champions Cup curling glance--CALGARY - Results and schedule from the Champions Cup, the final event of the 2016-17 Grand Slam of Curling, held at WinSport Arena through Sunday (all times Eastern):At CalgaryROUND ROBINWednesday's gamesSecond DrawMenDe...
Corporate Canada Warns Trump's Tax Cut Plan Would Hurt Competitiveness
Trump tax cuts would hurt Canada: industry--OTTAWA - Corporate Canada is bracing for the latest economic challenge out of Washington: a tax-cutting plan for U.S. businesses that many fear would pose a considerable threat to Canadian competitiveness as...
CORRECTION-Seventh NewsWatch
---Stations: Please substitute the following for the story slugged (Military-Training-Fatal) in the Seventh NewsWatch(Corrects location of base)---(Freeland-Trump)Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is optimistic a new softwood lumber deal can...
Coverage Plans for a Nova Scotia Election
Coverage plans for a Nova Scotia election--EDITORS AND NEWS DIRECTORS:Nova Scotia appears poised for a provincial election.The Canadian Press has prepared multiple stories to drop if a call is made, and plans extensive daily coverage and regular value-added...
Editorial Exchange: Basic Income Deserves a Try
Editorial Exchange: Basic income deserves a try--An editorial from the Waterloo Region Record, published April 26:In this era of rising insecurity and inequality in the working world, Ontario is launching a timely experiment in paying people a free,...
Editorial Exchange: Justin Trudeau's Troubling Broken Promise on Methane
Editorial Exchange: Justin Trudeau's troubling broken promise on methane--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published April 25:The Trudeau government's decision to delay its promised regulations on methane emissions points yet again to a worrying gap...
Editorial Exchange: Macron Offers France a Euro-Friendly Option
Editorial Exchange: Macron offers France a Euro-friendly option--An editorial from the Winnipeg Free Press, published April 25:The Donald Trump formula -- blame it all on immigrants and foreigners -- is not working for French presidential candidate Marine...
Editorial Exchange: Missing Links
Editorial Exchange: Missing links--An editorial from the Amherst News, published April 25:For years, marine conservation groups have been warning about the state of Canada's oceans, and the fact that so little is known about the Atlantic Ocean as a whole...
Editorial Exchange: Pot Pardons Maybe, but at the Right Time
Editorial Exchange: Pot pardons maybe, but at the right time--An editorial from the Hamilton Spectator, published April 26:Much of the criticism levelled at Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about his privileged background is legitimate, at least as it relates...
Editorial Exchange: Protect Hockey Players from Head Injuries
Editorial Exchange: Protect hockey players from head injuries--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published April 25:As the National Hockey League's biggest and best pound each other into the boards this playoff season, a new study should give both...
Editorial Exchange: Trust Is a Matter of Judgment
Editorial Exchange: Trust is a matter of judgment--An editorial from the Winnipeg Free Press, published April 26:Who are we to judge?For starters, we are voters, who cast our ballots with the tacit understanding that those we elect will act honourably...
--Eighteenth NewsWatch-
---(Conservative-Leadership-Debate) (Audio: 102)The final debate in the race for the Conservative leadership has wrapped up in Toronto.The event began just hours after the presumed front-runner, celebrity businessman Kevin O'Leary, abruptly quit the...
--Eighth NewsWatch-
---(Shipbuilding-Leak)Heavily censored court documents reveal the R-C-M-P believes Vice-Admiral Mark Norman leaked cabinet secrets to a shipbuilding executive to try to pressure the federal government to approve a 700-million-dollar contract.The Mounties...
ElxnBC-Roundup
VANCOUVER - (ElxnBC-Liberals)Premier Christy Clark tried to increase the stakes in the softwood lumber dispute today, calling on Ottawa to ban the shipment of thermal coal through ports in British Columbia.The Liberal leader was campaigning for the May...
Experts to Advise Kamloops, B.C. on Proposed Mine's Potential Health Effects
How would mine affect health? Experts to weigh in--KAMLOOPS, B.C. - Councillors in Kamloops, B.C., have called on experts to advise them on any health effects of a controversial gold and copper mine proposed for the outskirts of the city.Council voted...
Federal Health Minister Says Provinces, Territories Not Providing OD Death Data
Health minister 'frustrated' over lack of OD data--VANCOUVER - Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott says she's aiming to release statistics on overdose deaths in Canada but is frustrated with provinces and territories that haven't provided data in the...
--Fifth NewsWatch-
---(Military-Training-Fatal)Military police are investigating the third deadly training accident at home since November.The commander of the Canadian army announced last night that a soldier was killed and three others were injured in a morning vehicle...
Finances Played Role in Carbine Rollout: Witness at RCMP Labour Code Trial
Finances played role in carbine rollout: witness--MONCTON, N.B. - Senior Mounties should not have included the "influence of finances" when deciding which RCMP divisions would first get semi-automatic carbine rifles, an RCMP tactical expert testified...
--First NewsWatch-
---(Military-Training-Fatal)(Audio:04)A military police investigation has been initiated into the death of a Canadian soldier and undisclosed injuries to three others in a training accident at a Canadian Forces Base in northern Alberta.The military says...
Fort McMurray Mayor Doesn't Foresee Big Population Shift after Wildfire
No big post-fire population shift: Fort McMurray mayor--FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - Wood Buffalo Mayor Melissa Blake says she's not expecting last May's wildfire to have much of an impact on the Fort McMurray area's long-term population.Before the fire, the...
--Fourth NewsWatch-
---(Military-Training-Fatal)(Audio:04)The commander of the Canadian Army says he's deeply saddened by the loss of an Ontario-based soldier killed during a training exercise in northern Alberta.In a statement announcing the accident last night, Lieutenant-General...
Fred Penner Weighs Album of Grown-Up Tracks for a 'Deeper Connection' with Fans
Fred Penner considers 'deeper' album for grown-ups--TORONTO - Fred Penner won his legendary status entertaining kids with "The Cat Came Back" and other favourites, but the singer says he's considering an album for grown-ups."I've written songs along...
'Goofy,' 'Unbecoming': Former U.S. Ambassadors Blast Trump over Canada
Ex-U.S. ambassadors blast Trump on Canada--WASHINGTON - A pair of former American ambassadors to Canada have criticized what they call unhelpful and counter-productive remarks from U.S. President Donald Trump about the northern neighbour.Barack Obama's...
Home Capital Shares Plunge after Signing Deal for $2-Billion Credit Line
Home Capital shares plunge after credit deal--TORONTO - Home Capital Group Inc. (TSX:HCG) shares lost more than half their value in early trading on Wednesday after the mortgage lender warned it would be unable to meet its financial targets under the...
Horror Stories from Overcrowded Hospitals Creating New Breed of Patient Activist
Horror stories create new breed of activist--Jamie-Lee Ball doesn't plan to quietly let her nightmarish five days in the hallways of the Brampton Civic Hospital fade from public attention.The 25-year-old is taking her place at the vanguard of a new movement...
Housing Agency Maintains 'Strong' Risk Rating for National Real Estate Market
Housing agency maintains 'strong' risk rating--TORONTO - Evidence of overvaluation is moderating, however Canada's federal housing agency maintained its "strong" overall risk rating for the country's housing market in its quarterly assessment.Canada...
Hundreds Attend Vigil at Edmonton Church Where Little Boy's Body Was Found
Hundreds attend vigil for slain little boy--EDMONTON - A couple hundred people have attended a vigil at the Edmonton church where the body of a slain little boy was found last week.It was standing room only at Good Shepherd Anglican Church, where young...
'I Didn't Want to Hurt Anybody:' Suspect in Fatal Gas and Dash Told Police
Jury hears interview of suspect in gas-and-dash--CALGARY - A suspect in the hit-and-run death of a gas station worker told a police investigator he blacked out and doesn't remember driving over the woman after she fell off the stolen truck as he sped...
Just over 800 Canadians Received Medical Help to Die in First Six Months
First report on new assisted dying law--OTTAWA - Just over 800 Canadians received medical help to end their lives during the first six months of a federal law that restricts medical assistance in dying to individuals who are already near death.An interim...
Kevin O'Leary Quits Conservative Leadership Race, Supports Maxime Bernier
Kevin O'Leary out of Conservative race--OTTAWA - Celebrity investor and reality-TV star Kevin O'Leary, who rattled Conservative cages three months ago when he joined the party's leadership race, did it again Wednesday by quitting a contest observers...
Loyalties of Canadian Hockey Fans Divided Entering Next Round of NHL Playoffs
Tough choices for hockey fans in Round 2--MONTREAL - With just two Canadian teams standing after the first round of the NHL playoffs, not everyone is rooting for a Stanley Cup final showdown between the Ottawa Senators and the Edmonton Oilers.Take Dan...
Margaret Atwood on Alliteration, New 'Wandering Wenda' Show, Being a Teen Puppeteer
Margaret Atwood's alliteration inspires CBC Kids show--TORONTO - When Margaret Atwood's daughter was young, the acclaimed author would tell her an alliterative story filled with "P" words while getting the tangles out of her long, curly hair."You could...
Mayors Ask Feds to Ensure Provinces Offer More Cash for Transit Projects
Mayors look for more transit dollars--OTTAWA - The mayors of Canada's biggest cities are asking the federal government to prod their provincial counterparts to pony up more cash for transit projects.In a letter sent this week to Infrastructure Minister...
Media 'Under Threat:' Canada Slips out of Top 20 in Press Freedom Index
Canada slips out of Top 20 in media freedom index--TORONTO - Canada has slipped for the second straight year in an index ranking freedom of the media, in part because of police spying on journalists and demanding reporters turn over background materials.The...
Military Training Accident in Alberta Kills One, Injures Three Others
Training accident kills one, injures three--WAINWRIGHT, Alta. - One soldier has been killed and three others have been injured in a training accident at Canadian Forces Base Wainwright in east-central Alberta.The military says in a release that the soldier...
Montreal's Iconic Expo 67 Exhibition Left Lasting Impact on Country
Montreal's Expo 67 marks 50th anniversary--MONTREAL - It was five decades ago that Montreal welcomed the world to Expo 67, an international exhibition and iconic event that saw millions of visitors flock to the city over six months.The event would put...
Mother of Drowned Regina Teenager Pushes for an Inquest into His Death
Mom of drowned teenager wants inquest--REGINA - The mother of a teenager whose drowning death in an east Regina creek was ruled accidental is renewing her calls for an inquest into the matter.Richelle Dubois was the one who found her 14-year-old son,...
National Audio 12:15 PM ET
National Audio 12:15 PM ET--NAT056 - (US-Trump-Tax Plan) WASHINGTON. x-38s. (Sagar Meghani (SAH'-gur meh-GAH'-nee)) U-S President Donald Trump is laying out his U-S tax overhaul outline. (SOURCE:The Associated Press)--NAT057 - (Bill Cosby-Daughter) UNDATED....
National Audio 1:35 PM ET
National Audio 1:35 PM ET--NAT065 - (US-Obit-Jonathan-Demme) (FOR PRODUCTION) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-25s. The director of a documentary considered one of the greatest concert films ever made has died. Jonathan Demme (DEHM'-ee) was 73. Demme...
National Audio 2:45 AM ET
National Audio 2:45 AM ET--NAT001 - (BC-Unprecedented-Overdoses) TORONTO. x-21s. Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott says she's aiming to release statistics on the number of overdose deaths in Canada but she doesn't have the statistics from provinces...
National Audio 3:15 PM ET
National Audio 3:15 PM ET--NAT076 - (Softwood-Lumber-Clark) VANCOUVER. x-32s. (Beth Leighton) B-C Liberal Leader and Premier Christy Clark is retaliating barely a day after U-S officials announced tough new duties on Canadian softwood. Clark wants the...
National Audio 4:05 AM ET
National Audio 4:05 AM ET--NAT013 - (US-Missing-Student-Tennessee) UNDATED. x-33s. (Jackie Quinn) Court documents reveal there was abuse at the home of the 15-year-old Tennessee girl who was allegedly abducted by her teacher and found last week in Northern...
National Audio 4:25 PM ET
National Audio 4:25 PM ET--NAT087 - (US-Trump-Tax-Plan) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) WASHINGTON. x-11s. U-S officials have unveiled the broad outlines of a tax overhaul that would simplify the personal tax code and provide massive tax cuts to businesses. White...
National Audio 5:25 PM ET
National Audio 5:25 PM ET--NAT096 - (US-Nordstrom-Muddy-Jeans) NEW YORK. x-32s. (Warren Levinson) The department store chain Nordstrom is getting dragged through the mud over a pair of pricey jeans. (SOURCE:The Associated Press)--P13 - (Conservative-Leadership)...
National Audio 7:25 PM ET
National Audio 7:25 PM ET--NAT102 - (Conservative-Leadership-Debate) TORONTO. x-18s. The final Conservative leadership debate took to the stage in Toronto tonight, just hours after front-runner Kevin O'Leary quit the race. Rick Peterson noted that O'Leary...
--Nineteenth NewsWatch-
---(Conservative-Leadership-Debate)With Kevin O'Leary out of the race, candidates for the leadership of the federal Conservatives took aim at the new front-runner at a debate in Toronto tonight.Quebec M-P Maxime Bernier, who won the support of the celebrity...
'Norse Mythology' by Neil Gaiman Tops Maclean's Fiction List
'Norse Mythology' tops Maclean's fiction list--Here are the top 10 hardcover fiction and non-fiction books in Canada for the week ending April 23 as compiled by Maclean's magazine. The previous week's position is in parentheses.FICTION1. (1) Norse Mythology...
Nova Scotia Budget Expected to Lay Groundwork for Election Call
Budget could lay groundwork for election call--HALIFAX - Nova Scotia's Liberal government is expected to present a balanced budget Thursday that many believe will lay the groundwork for an election call that could come as early as this weekend.A government...
Nova Scotia Companies Vying for Contracts as Sable Gas Field Nears End of Life
Sable offshore gas field nears end of life--HALIFAX - The delicate task of dismantling the Sable Offshore Energy Project is set to begin next year, and local suppliers are lining up for a piece of the lucrative work.More than 100 companies attended a...
Nova Scotia Has 118 Doctor Vacancies, Needs 100 a Year for Next Decade: Group
N.S. short 118 doctors throughout province--HALIFAX - The shortage of doctors in Nova Scotia is worsening as a growing number of physicians near retirement, recruitment levels lag and health needs become more complex, a medical group warned Wednesday.Nancy...
Nova Scotia Spending $390 Million to Twin Key Highways, without Road Tolls
N.S. to twin highways without road tolls--HALIFAX - The Nova Scotia government's decision Wednesday to commit $390 million over seven years to improve highways was welcomed with relief by the chief of a small rural fire department in the province's northeast.Among...
OHL Roundup: Steelheads Beat Petes, Advance to OHL Championship Series
OHL Roundup: Steelheads advance to finals--MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - The Mississauga Steelheads will be playing for the Ontario Hockey League's J. Ross Robertson Cup.Matthew Mancina made 24 saves for his second shutout of the series as Mississauga toppled...
Ontario Announcing New Spending in First Balanced Budget in a Decade
Ontario to balance budget, announce new spending--TORONTO - Ontario's Liberal government will release its first balanced budget in a decade on Thursday, with a host of new spending measures focused on pocketbook issues it hopes will resonate with voters...
Ontario Budget to Address Problem of Patients in Hospital Hallways: Minister
Ontario budget to address hospital overcrowding--TORONTO - Ontario's finance minister says Thursday's budget will contain funding to deal with the problem of overcrowded hospitals, a situation that has patients being placed in hallways, boardrooms and...
--Ontario Update-
---(Ont-LCBO)Liquor Control Board of Ontario staff have voted 93 per cent in favour of a walkout should they fail to secure a new contract.The 75-hundred members of OP-SEU voted Monday and yesterday and the results were announced late last night.Denise...
--Ontario Update-
---(Crane-Stuck)A Toronto woman who had to be rescued when she got stuck after scaling a construction crane in downtown Toronto is facing mischief charges.The woman was rescued after it's believed she climbed up the crane, crawled out on to the end of...
Parliament Audio 10:55 AM ET
Parliament Audio 10:55 AM ET--P05 - (Shipbuilding-Leak) OTTAWA. x-34s. (Terry Pedwell) The Mounties are alleging that the military's second-in-command leaked cabinet secrets to a shipbuilding executive as a means of pressuring the Liberal government...
Parliament Audio 5:35 PM ET
Parliament Audio 5:35 PM ET--P15 - (Conservative-Leadership) OTTAWA. x-31s. (Terry Pedwell) Celebrity businessman Kevin O'Leary has decided to drop out of the federal Conservative party leadership race and is throwing his support behind Quebec rival...
Prairie Audio 1:00 PM MT
Prairie Audio 1:00 PM MT----PR04 - (CRIME-Teens-Murder)SAGKEENG, Manitoba. x-7s. A 19-year-old woman is dead and two teenaged girls are charged with second-degree murder in the latest tragedy to unfold on the Sagkeeng First Nation in Manitoba. The small...
Prairie Audio 1:50 PM MT
Prairie Audio 1:50 PM MT----PR07 - (Military-Training-Fatal)CANADIAN FORCES BASE WAINWRIGHT, Alberta. x-17s. A soldier who died while training at Canadian Forces Base Wainwright in Alberta was in a type of armoured vehicle that has been involved in other...
--Prairie Update-
(Mba-Toews-Review)A review by the Canadian Judicial Council into the actions of former public safety minister Vic Toews (Tayvz) may not take too long.Toews, who is now a judge in Manitoba, is being investigated after the federal ethics commissioner ruled...
--Prairie Update-
(Military-Training-Fatal) (Alta Note)Military officials say a soldier who died during a training exercise in Alberta was in a type of armoured vehicle that has been involved in other fatal accidents.Sergeant Robert Dynerowicz (dee-no-row-vich) died in...
Premier Clark Calls on Ottawa to Ban Coal Exports after Softwood Lumber Duties
B.C.'s Clark calls on Ottawa to ban coal exports--SURREY, B.C. - Premier Christy Clark is taking aim at the American coal industry in the wake of the United States imposing hefty tariffs on British Columbia's softwood exports.Clark wrote a letter to...
Prep-Agriculture-Report
(Trudeau-Trump)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has had a phone call with U-S President Donald Trump to discuss their differences over softwood lumber and dairy.The federal government says Trudeau refuted the baseless allegations by the U.S. Commerce Department...
Prep-LifeWatch
---(Opioid-Crisis)Addiction experts say Canada is suffering from an epidemic of opioid use and abuse, yet the number of prescriptions for the potent narcotics continues to rise -- while it is falling in the states.The pharmaceutical sales-tracking company...
Principal after Violent Death: Drugs and Gangs 'Killing Our Youth'
Small First Nation trying to cope after murder--SAGKEENG FIRST NATION, Man. - The killing of a 19-year-old high school student and a graphic video believed to be linked to the death has shocked a small Manitoba First Nation that has seen more than its...
QMJHL Roundup: Ratelle Lifts Sagueneens over Sea Dogs, Evening Series 2-2
QMJHL Roundup: Sagueneens even series 2-2--CHICOUTIMI, Que. - Joey Ratelle broke a 3-3 deadlock at 19:46 of the third period to lift the Chicoutimi Sagueneens over the Saint John Sea Dogs 4-3 on Wednesday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League playoff...
Quebec Cabinet Minister Apologizes for Replying in French to English Question
Quebec cabinet minister in language flap--Quebec's public security minister apologized Wednesday for replying in French to an English-language question in the legislature.Martin Coiteux said he did not mean to offend Quebec's English-speaking community...
Raptors Expecting a 48-Minute 'Dogfight' with Bucks in Game 6 in Milwaukee
Raptors expecting a 'dogfight' in Game 6--TORONTO - Raptors coach Dwane Casey expects Game 6 in Milwaukee to be a 48-minute dogfight Thursday night as Toronto looks to close out its first-round playoff series against the young, athletic Bucks."Our No....
RCMP Say Search for Four Missing Hunters in North Alberta Now Recovery Operation
Search for missing hunters now recovery operation--FORT CHIPEWYAN, Alta. - RCMP and Parks Canada are now treating the search for four missing hunters in northeastern Alberta as a recovery operation after failing to find the men.RCMP said searchers were...
Reports Say Oil and Gas Methane Emissions Higher Than Previously Thought
Reports show higher methane emissions--CALGARY - Two new reports from environmental groups say methane emissions in Canada's oil and gas sector are higher than previously thought, as debate continues on how urgently they need to be reduced.The David...
Salford Rugby League Player Charged with Racially Abusing Toronto Wolfpack Prop
Player charged with racial abuse of Toronto prop--TORONTO - A Salford player has been charged with making a racial slur during the Red Devils' win over the Toronto Wolfpack in Sunday's fifth-round Ladbrokes Challenge Cup match.Salford's Justin Carney...
Saskatchewan Considers Limits on Preliminary Hearings to Reduce Court Delays
Saskatchewan eyes limits on preliminary hearings--REGINA - The Saskatchewan government says dropping preliminary hearings for all but the most serious crimes could help address court delays.A Ministry of Justice email to media says the province supports...
Saskatchewan Public Schools Disappointed with Premier's Comments on Court Ruling
Public schools disappointed with premier--REGINA - The organization representing public school divisions in Saskatchewan says Premier Brad Wall's comments after a court ruling on funding are disappointing.Public Schools of Saskatchewan says the province...
Sears Canada Eyes Groceries and Dash Buttons amid Transformation
Sears Canada eyes groceries, dash buttons--TORONTO - Sears Canada Inc. is looking to expand its plan to sell organic groceries and build so-called dash buttons to help customers purchase their favourite products from home as the retailer better known...
--Second NewsWatch-
---(Military-Training-Fatal)A Canadian soldier was killed and three others were injured in a training accident at a Canadian Forces Base in northern Alberta.In a statement released last night, the military said Sergeant Robert Dynerowicz (dih-NAYR'-oh-witz)...
--Seventh NewsWatch-
---(Freeland-Trump)Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is optimistic a new softwood lumber deal can be reached with the U-S.And she's predicting it will be a win for both countries.Freeland says she will be tough and strong in fighting for Canada's...
--Sixth NewsWatch-
---(Military-Training-Fatal)The military isn't releasing the conditions of three soldiers injured in a training accident that killed a sergeant at C-F-B Wainwright, Alberta.The soldier killed in the vehicle accident yesterday morning has been identified...
Soldier Who Died While Training Was in Vehicle Involved in Other Fatal Accidents
Soldier who died in training accident remembered--WAINWRIGHT, Alta. - A soldier who died while training at Canadian Forces Base Wainwright was in a type of armoured vehicle that has been involved in other fatal accidents.Sgt. Robert Dynerowicz died in...
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