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'13 Reasons Why' Highlights Latest Challenge for Parents in a Streaming World
'13 Reasons' highlights streaming challenges for parents--TORONTO - Annie Boucher is coming to terms with parenting in the Netflix era.The Ottawa-based mom had to do her homework when her 12-year-old daughter asked to watch the streaming service's controversial...
Actor Liam Neeson Taken by B.C. Sandwich Shop's Promise of Free Food
Free food sign tempts actor Liam Neeson--NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. - A sandwich shop in New Westminster, B.C., is proving that even an A-list actor can't resist the lure of free food.Alex Johrden, spokesman for Big Star Sandwich Co., says staff heard about...
ADVISORY-Atl-Calendar
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Advisory on a Series of Stories on Legal Marijuana in Colorado
Advisory on legal pot in Colorado series--EDITORS AND NEWS DIRECTORS:Canada is preparing for the legalization of marijuana next year, but eight U.S. states have already allowed people to purchase pot legally south of the border.Canadian Press reporter...
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...
Alberta Auditor Chides Advanced Education Department in Report
Auditor chides advanced education in report--EDMONTON - The auditor general says Alberta's Advanced Education Department needs to pull up its socks when it comes to monitoring expense claims.Merwan Saher, in a report released Wednesday, said the department...
Alberta's Notley Doesn't Think Clark Has the Authority to Promise a Coal Tax
Notley denounces Clark's coal tax promise--FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - Alberta Premier Rachel Notley is pouring cold water on British Columbia Liberal Leader Christy Clark's election promise to put a hefty carbon tax on thermal coal.Notley, a New Democrat,...
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...
Atlantic Audio 12:35 PM AT
Atlantic Audio 12:35 PM AT--AT02 - (NS-Elxn)HALIFAX. x-19s. Nova Scotia's N-D-P and Tories say they'll spend millions to hire additional family doctors and improve primary care. Liberal Premier Stephen McNeil says the problems of wait times and hospital...
--Atlantic Update-
---(NS-Elxn) (Watch dating)The Liberal and Progressive Conservative leaders are headed to opposite ends of Nova Scotia's mainland today for campaign events.Premier Stephen McNeil will be in Shelburne, Liverpool and Chester -- and will make an announcement...
--Atlantic Update-
(NSElxn-Pre-Primary)Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil says a pre-primary school program could help save parents up to 10-thousand dollars a year in day care costs.His Liberal party is outlining details of its proposed plan for about 750 four-year-olds...
BC Audio 4:05 PM ET
BC Audio 4:05 PM ET--BC08 - (ElxnBC-Clark)LAKE COUNTRY, B.C. x-18s. B-C Liberal Leader Christy Clark says her proposal for a 70-dollar per tonne tax on thermal coal is an opportunity for Alberta to help fight climate change. Alberta Premier Rachel Notley...
B.C. Election: Key Developments from Day 23
B.C. election: Key developments from Day 23--VANCOUVER - A look at some key developments from Day 23 of the B.C. election campaign for each of the parties:NDP:-- New Democrat Leader John Horgan accused the Liberals of planning to bring back the harmonized...
B.C. Liberals 'Stand Corrected' on Claims #IamLinda Was NDP Plant
B.C. Liberals 'stand corrected' on #IamLinda--KELOWNA, B.C. - British Columbia's Liberals say they "stand corrected" on claims the NDP planted a woman at an election campaign event to confront Christy Clark.The brief encounter last week between the woman...
B.C. NDP Claim Liberals Would Bring Back HST despite Clark's Denials
B.C. NDP claim Liberals would bring back HST--VANCOUVER - British Columbia's New Democrats are accusing the Liberals of planning to bring back the divisive harmonized sales tax, raising the spectre of a tumultuous time for Christy Clark's party.NDP Leader...
--B-C Update-
------(BC-Elxn)B-C's New Democrats are accusing the Liberals of planning to bring back the unpopular harmonized sales tax.N-D-P Leader John Horgan took his campaign to a Persian restaurant in North Vancouver today, where owner Nader Sigari said his business...
Black-Clad Men Were the Killers, Halifax Medical Student Tells Murder Trial
Black-clad men did killing: medical student--HALIFAX - A Dalhousie medical student told police two men dressed in black spandex morph suits came into his apartment, shot a drug dealer in the head, and then stuffed him into a black bag.William Sandeson,...
Calgary Man Killed in Fishing Boat on West Coast a Loving Family Man
Calgary family waiting for answers in boat sinking--CALGARY - Alvin Beckley wasn't a big fan of fishing but his brother-in-law says Beckley probably couldn't resist when he had a chance to join his workmates for a day on the water just off the west coast...
California Tables New Cap-and-Trade Plan That Jumps Ahead of Quebec and Ontario
California jumps over Quebec with carbon plan--MONTREAL - California's Senate proposed a new and more ambitious carbon credit cap-and-trade system this week, challenging Ontario and Quebec to do the same or get left behind.Quebec and California have...
Canada's Oldest Seniors Present Unique Challenges for Policy-Makers
More older Canadians than ever: census--OTTAWA - Aging baby boomers are once again getting the lion's share of attention as they swell the ranks of the oldest people in the country.New census data released Wednesday by Statistics Canada showed Canadians...
Casse Bullish on Canadian-Bred State of Honor's Chances in Kentucky Derby
Casse bullish on Canadian-bred State of Honor--State of Honor has always stood out in a crowd.That's because the strapping bay stands 17 hands one inch high, or roughly 175 centimetres (five feet nine inches). He'll definitely be hard to miss Saturday...
Celebrity Birthdays for May 3
Celebrity birthdays for May 3--Celebrity Birthdays for May 3:Actor Alex Cord ("Airwolf") is 84.Singer Frankie Valli is 83.Peter Staples, bass player with the Troggs, is 73.Sports announcer Greg Gumbel is 71.Singer Mary Hopkin is 67.Singer Christopher...
Coverage Advisory on B.C. Election Plans
Coverage advisory on B.C. election plans--EDITORS AND NEWS DIRECTORS:The British Columbia election is being held on Tuesday with polls across the province closing at 8 p.m. PDT.A separate advisory on CP's election results service is moving daily in advance...
Defender Kennedy Faulknor to Join Canadian Teammate Jessie Fleming at UCLA
Another Canadian to join UCLA soccer--TORONTO - Defender Kennedy Faulknor is joining fellow Canadian international Jessie Fleming at UCLA.Faulknor went from leading Canada to the title at a CONCACAF under-15 tournament in 2014 to making her debut at...
Doc 'My Enemy, My Brother' Tells Story of Iran-Iraq War Vets Who Bond in Vancouver
Doc shows Iran-Iraq War vets reunite in Vancouver--TORONTO - They fought on opposite sides of the Iran-Iraq War in the 1980s, where one saved the other's life on the battlefield.Zahed Haftlang and Najah Aboud didn't see each other again for some two...
Ducks Coach, Oilers Cross Verbal Swords over Officials' Treatment of McDavid
Carlyle's McDavid comment ruffles Oilers--EDMONTON - First it was a jab over faceoffs, and then it was preferential treatment of NHL star Connor McDavid. Randy Carlyle's comments continue to stir the pot in Anaheim's playoff series against the Edmonton...
Editorial Exchange: Beyond Belief
Editorial Exchange: Beyond belief--An editorial from the Prince George Citizen, published April :Prime Minister Justin Trudeau rolled up his sleeves during an interview last week.Canadian scientists were outraged.Not only did he have the tell-tale marks...
Editorial Exchange: Justin Trudeau Takes an Ironic Approach to Democratic Reform
Editorial Exchange: Justin Trudeau takes an ironic approach to democratic reform--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published May 2:It's good news for the project of democratic renewal that the Liberal government has abandoned the most controversial...
Editorial Exchange: Sajjan Falls Short in Explaining Afghan Episode
Editorial Exchange: Sajjan falls short in explaining Afghan episode--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published May 1:Harjit Sajjan is a brave man: even his critics agree on that. The general who commanded him in Afghanistan commended Sajjan for "remarkable...
Editorial Exchange: Senate Must Expel Don Meredith
Editorial Exchange: Senate must expel Don Meredith--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published May 2:Don Meredith could save himself and everyone else a lot of bother by simply resigning his seat in the Senate immediately. The longer he drags out...
Editorial Exchange: With Lesson Learned, Sajjan Should Get Back to Work
Editorial Exchange: With lesson learned, Sajjan should get back to work--An editorial from the Winnipeg Free Press, published May 2:Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan has corrected his boast about his role in defeating the Taliban in Panjwai province 11...
--Eighteenth NewsWatch-
---(Gin-Recall)There's a nation-wide recall in effect for certain bottles of Bombay Sapphire London Dry Gin.The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says 1.14-litre bottles contain more alcohol than indicated on the label.At least five provincial liquor control...
--Eighth NewsWatch-
---(Census-Lockup) (Audio: P02)The 2016 census shows the Canadian labour force is in the throes of unprecedented change.Statistics Canada found the proportion of Canadians aged 15 to 64 grew just 0.4 per cent between 2011 and 2016, its lowest rate since...
--Eleventh NewsWatch-
---(Alta-Wildfire-Anniversary) (Audio: 61)Fort McMurray resident Marlene Gould says there were times a year ago that she thought she would never see her firefighter husband again.Gould and Sam Samson went to a riverfront park this morning to join other...
ElxnBC-Roundup
VANCOUVER - ------(ElxnBC-NDP)New Democrat Leader John Horgan is accusing the Liberals of planning to bring back the harmonized sales tax, despite denials from the Liberals in B-C's election campaign.At a campaign stop in North Vancouver, Horgan said...
'Everyone Needs to Do Their Own Thing:' Fort McMurray Marks Wildfire Anniversary
Fort McMurray marks first anniversary of wildfire--FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - Residents of Fort McMurray marked the first anniversary of the wildfire that destroyed 10 per cent of the city with early-morning yoga classes, picnics by the river, visits with...
'Fairly Big Decisions' Are Forthcoming for Torstar, New CEO Says
'Fairly big decisions' ahead, Torstar CEO says--TORONTO - The new CEO of Torstar said Wednesday "everything is on the table" in his plans to transform the media giant to overcome ongoing declines in print advertising revenue.Major changes are in store...
--Fifteenth NewsWatch-
---(Defence-Minister-Apology) (Audio: P21)The opposition continues to put pressure on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau regarding his defence minister.Interim Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose criticized Harjit Sajjan for skipping an appearance at an Afghan...
--Fifth NewsWatch-
---(Alta-Wildfire-Anniversary)(Audio:05)It was one year ago today that residents of Fort McMurray, Alberta grabbed what they could and hit the highway fleeing their city as a ferocious wildfire moved in.More than 88-thousand people were displaced for...
--First NewsWatch-
---(Defence-Policy)(Audio:01)We may get a glimpse into the Trudeau government's much-anticipated defence policy later today as Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan addresses an Ottawa conference of defence industry representatives and experts.Senior defence...
Focused Ultrasound Could Revolutionize Treatment of Brain Diseases: Researchers
Focused ultrasound could transform brain treatment--TORONTO - Karen Hellerman sits patiently in her hospital gown as Dr. Nir Lipsman gently shaves her head. The neurosurgeon then injects freezing into her newly shorn scalp before fitting her head with...
--Fourteenth NewsWatch-
---(Defence-Minister-Apology) (Audio: P20)The Opposition resumed its attack on Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan in the House of Commons today, and called into question the Liberal government's commitment to the Canadian Forces.Interim Conservative Leader...
Giovinco Scores Twice and Toronto FC Hangs on for 2-1 Win over Orlando City
Giovinco scores twice in Toronto FC win--TORONTO - Leave it to Sebastian Giovinco to sum up Toronto FC's 2-1 victory Wednesday over Orlando City."Three points, I score. So it's good," the Italian striker, who has dispensed with an interpreter this season,...
Have Owned My Mistake, Now Time for Action on Defence File: Sajjan
Sajjan says he skipped vets' dinner to work--OTTAWA - Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan says he could have gone to a fundraising dinner for Afghan war veterans this week to make amends for how he described his role in that conflict.But preparing for a speech...
Highlights from Wednesday's Census Data on Age and Sex in Canada
Census 2016: Age and sex highlights--OTTAWA - Some highlights from Wednesday's release of Statistics Canada's latest tranche of census data, this one focused on age, sex and dwelling types:-- The inexorable march of baby boomers towards retirement resulted...
Hundreds of Homes Threatened as Flood Waters Continue to Rise near Montreal
Flood waters continue to rise near Montreal--RIGAUD, Que. - Rising water levels continued to flood various regions of Quebec on Wednesday, with parts of the Montreal area hit particularly hard by the impact of heavy rains.Some streets were submerged...
Impact's Oduro, Jackson Ready to Fill in for Injured Striker Mancosu
Impact's Oduro, Jackson set to step in--MONTREAL - Veteran Dominic Oduro and youngster Anthony Jackson-Hamel both say they're ready to take on extra work while striker Matteo Mancosu recovers from a thigh injury.It will be up to coach Mauro Biello and...
In Colorado, Pot Tourism a Lucrative Business the State Can't Promote
Pot tourism a sensitive subject in Colorado--DENVER - Inside a neon-lit party bus bumping along a pothole-riddled Denver street, Andre Henriquez packs a glass pipe with pungent local bud. The 31-year-old restaurant manager and his wife Ryann travelled...
Inquest Jury Says Cause of Saskatchewan Woman's Death in Prison Unknown
Cause still unknown in woman's prison death--PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. - Why a 27-year-old woman died in a Saskatchewan jail remains unknown.The six-member jury began hearing evidence Monday into Shauna Wolf's death.Wolf died while being held on remand at...
James Scores 39 Points, and Cavaliers Rout Raptors to Take 2-0 Series Lead
Cavaliers rout Raptors to take 2-0 lead--CLEVELAND - Kyle Lowry walked gingerly to the post-game press conference table.His pride was surely stinging as much as his ankle.A rattled DeMar DeRozan, another sizzling three-point shooting night for Cleveland,...
Lineup Change: Powell, Patterson Inserted into Raptors' Starting Lineup
Raptors' Powell, Patterson start in Game 2--CLEVELAND - The Raptors made two changes to their starting lineup for Wednesday's Game 7, inserting Norman Powell and Patrick Patterson.Jonas Valanciunas and DeMarre Carroll were to come off the bench.Coach...
Loblaw Sees Food Prices Moderating This Year but Grocery Wars Still Fierce
Loblaw sees food prices moderating this year--TORONTO - Canada's biggest grocery and pharmacy owner said Wednesday it anticipates competition between supermarket chains will be fierce this year as food prices continue to stay low.Loblaw Companies Ltd....
Marriage Records, Police Statements Are Key in B.C. Polygamy Trial: Prosecutor
Crown wraps arguments in B.C. polygamy trial--CRANBROOK, B.C. - The prosecution in the trial of two B.C. men accused of having multiple wives has wrapped up its case.Winston Blackmore is the head of a religious group in Bountiful, a community in southeastern...
Member of Hamilton Mobster Family Shot to Death outside Home: Police
Member of Hamilton mob family shot to death--A member of a notorious Ontario mobster family has been gunned down outside his home in what police are calling a targeted shooting.Hamilton police said Angelo Musitano, 39, was shot multiple times as he sat...
Molson Coors Shares Take Hit on Earnings Miss, Worries about Cost Savings
Molson Coors Q1 helped by acquisition--MONTREAL - Shares of Molson Coors Brewing Co. took a hit Wednesday as it missed analyst forecasts and investors worried it wasn't fully profiting from cost savings following an acquisition that transformed it into...
Mom of Southern Alberta Man Found Guilty in Death of Wife Says He's Innocent
'He beat her:' man guilty in death of wife--FORT MACLEOD, Alta. - A judge in southern Alberta has found a man guilty of manslaughter in the death of his 22-year-old wife.The courtroom erupted in applause Wednesday when Allen Day Rider was convicted of...
Montreal Parents Livid after Daughter Forced to Scrub Her Own Pee
Parents livid after daughter made to scrub pee--MONTREAL - The parents of a Montreal pre-kindergarten student want a school board to act after their four-year-old daughter was forced to clean up her own urine following an accident on the playground last...
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 (15,543.14, down 76.51 points):Kinross Gold Corp. (TSX:K). Miner. Up 49 cents, or 10.68 per cent, to $5.08...
National Audio 11:35 AM ET
National Audio 11:35 AM ET--NAT051 - (US-FBI-Director) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) WASHINGTON. x-09s. F-B-I Director James Comey says it makes him "mildly nauseous" to think his letter to Congress about an F-B-I review of Hillary Clinton emails could have impacted...
National Audio 11:45 AM ET
National Audio 11:45 AM ET--NAT053 - (Alta-Wildfire-Anniversary) FORT McMURRAY, Alberta. x-10s. Fort McMurray residents are marking a year since a fierce wildfire destroyed 10 per cent of the northern Alberta city. A low-key event is being held all day...
National Audio 1:15 PM ET
National Audio 1:15 PM ET--NAT069 - (US-United-States-Palestinians) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) WASHINGTON. x-09s. U-S President Donald Trump says he'll do whatever is necessary to reach a Mideast peace agreement and he believes there's a very good chance of...
National Audio 12:35 PM ET
National Audio 12:35 PM ET--NAT059 - (US-FBI-Director) WASHINGTON. x-20s. F-B-I Director James Comey is maintaining that he did not treat disclosures about investigations into Hillary Clinton's emails and potential connections between the Trump campaign...
National Audio 2:35 AM ET
National Audio 2:35 AM ET--NAT002 - (Alta-Wildfire-Anniversary) FORT McMURRAY, Alta. x-11s. It's been a busy year for one Fort McMurray, Alberta couple. Elise (el-EEZ') and Brandon Phillippo (FIL'-ipp-oh) got hitched, bought a house and had a baby boy...
National Audio 2:35 PM ET
National Audio 2:35 PM ET--NAT079 - (Stuck-Climber) WHITEHORSE. x-16s. Parks Canada says it is in close contact with a climber from Argentina who has been trapped on Mount Logan since two powerful earthquakes shook southeastern Yukon on Monday. Park...
National Audio 3:35 PM ET
National Audio 3:35 PM ET--NAT086 - (US-Auto-Auction-Crash) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) NEW YORK. x-32s. (Aaron Katersky) A crash at an auto auction north of Boston has killed at least three people. (WAS) (opens with sound) (SOURCE:ABC)--NAT087 - (US-Auto-Auction-Crash)...
National Audio 4:35 PM ET
National Audio 4:35 PM ET--NAT093 - (US-Community-College-Lockdown) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-24s. (Alex Stone) Police have responded to a deadly shooting at a college northwest of Dallas. (WA) (SOURCE:ABC)--NAT094 - (ElxnBC-Clark) LAKE COUNTRY,...
National Audio 5:35 AM ET
National Audio 5:35 AM ET--NAT028 - (Afghanistan) (FOR PRODUCTION) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) KABUL. x-08s. A suicide car bomber struck a U-S military convoy in the Afghan capital of Kabul early today, killing at least eight Afghan civilians and wounding three...
National Audio 5:35 PM ET
National Audio 5:35 PM ET--NAT100 - (US-Obama-Library) CHICAGO. x-24s. Former President Barack Obama says he envisions his future presidential centre as an institution where the next generation of young leaders will be trained. Obama spoke at a community...
National Audio 6:25 PM ET
National Audio 6:25 PM ET--NAT105 - (Boat-Sinks) CALGARY. x-19s. One of two Alberta men who died when a sport-fishing vessel with five people on board took on water and overturned off the west coast of Vancouver Island on the weekend is being remembered...
New Toronto Real Estate Data Raises Questions about Tax on Foreign Buyers
Toronto real estate prices rise nearly 25%--TORONTO - Stations, this story corrects the percentage of increase in prices----The Toronto Real Estate Board says there is fresh evidence indicating that speculation and foreign ownership make up a small component...
--Nineteenth NewsWatch-
---(US-Congress-Rdp)Lawmakers in the U-S House of Representatives will vote Thursday on legislation to repeal and replace Barack Obama's signature healthcare law.With the vote, House Republicans aim to deliver on seven years of campaign promises.But...
--Ninth NewsWatch-
---(Alta-Wildfire-Anniversary) (Audio: 07)Fort McMurray residents are gathering in a riverfront park for yoga lessons, pancakes and visits with friends as they mark the first anniversary of a devastating forest fire.The fire that was dubbed "The Beast"...
'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 30 as compiled by Maclean's magazine. The previous week's position is in parentheses.FICTION1. (1) Norse Mythology...
Nova Scotia Election Roundup
Nova Scotia election roundup--HALIFAX - (NSElxn-Tories-Doctors)Progressive Conservative Leader Jamie Baillie has announced his plan to reduce doctor shortages in the province.Baillie says his government would spend $13.5 million over four years to recruit...
Nova Scotia Election: Tories, NDP Target Liberals' Health Care Record
Tories, NDP target Liberals' health record--HALIFAX - The Tories and NDP made their pitches Wednesday to Nova Scotians weary of health-care irritants, promising to address doctor shortages and emergency room overcrowding.Progressive Conservative Leader...
N.S. Tory Leader Jaimie Baillie: Comfortable in His Own 'Political Nerd' Skin
Baillie: Comfortable in 'political nerd' skin--HALIFAX - One of the most prominent items in Jamie Baillie's office, along with the John F. Kennedy portrait and the Sir John A. Macdonald action figure, is a signed baseball from Bill "Spaceman" Lee.Lee...
One Year Later: A Look at the Fort McMurray Wildfire and Rebuild by the Numbers
One year later: Fort McMurray fire by the numbers--FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - It's been one year since a wildfire devastated parts of the northern Alberta city of Fort McMurray. Here is a look at the rebuild by the numbers:1,595: Number of buildings and...
Ontario Rights Tribunal Finds Landlord Violated Tenants' Religious Rights
Tribunal finds landlord violated tenants' religious rights--TORONTO - A landlord who repeatedly ignored his tenants' requests to respect their prayer times and remove his shoes in their prayer space violated their religious rights, Ontario's human rights...
--Ontario Update-
---(Ont-Youth-Radicalization)Ontario's minister of children and youth services says a deadly shooting at a Quebec mosque this year and increasing race-based hate in the U-S as reasons for his growing concern about youth radicalization.Michael Coteau...
--Ontario Update-
---(Ont-Byelection)A provincial byelection has been called for June 1st for a riding previously held by former Liberal cabinet minister David Orazietti.The Sault Ste. Marie seat was left empty when Orazietti stepped down at the end of last year.The Liberals...
Orlando City Striker Cyle Larin Returns Home to Toronto in Scintillating Form
Larin returns home in scintillating form--TORONTO - With six goals in seven games, Canadian Cyle Larin arrives in Toronto in scintillating form.He stands tied for second behind Houston's Erick Torres in league scoring, having accounted for 60 per cent...
Parliament Audio 11:25 AM ET
Parliament Audio 11:25 AM ET--P15 - (Defence-Minister-Apology) OTTAWA. x-07s. Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan is pressing ahead with a major speech today to industry and military experts that is expected to address the Liberals' much-anticipated defence...
Parliament Audio 2:55 PM ET
Parliament Audio 2:55 PM ET--P19 - (Defence Spending) OTTAWA. x-17s. Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan says the armed forces have been left to struggle to do even basic tasks after years of underfunding. He says his government's upcoming new defence policy...
Parliament Audio 8:55 AM ET
Parliament Audio 8:55 AM ET--P04 - (Census-Lockup-Aging-Suburbs) TORONTO. x-18s. New census figures show the suburbs around Toronto and other large Canadian cities are greying at a rapid rate. Glenn Miller, author of a paper called "No Place To Grow...
Parliament Audio 9:05 AM ET
Parliament Audio 9:05 AM ET--P12 - (Census-Lockup) OTTAWA. x-13s. The latest census figures released today indicate the number of Canadians who are retirement age or older grew 20 per cent between 2011 and 2016. And for the first time ever, the number...
PBO Says Feds' Proposed Changes Would Undermine Office's Independence
PBO says feds' changes would damage office--OTTAWA - The head of an agency that has spent years shining a light for Canadians on the sometimes-opaque world of government spending is slamming the Trudeau government for its plan to give his office a makeover.Parliamentary...
Photo Advisory Addition
Photo advisory addition--The Canadian Press photo advisory addition for Wednesday, May 3, 2017. Entries with an estimated photo transmission time (EST) are staffed by The Canadian Press or Associated Press photojournalists.ADDITIONS: MONTREAL-AREA--Flooding...
Power Cut, Evacuation Triggered, When Fire Hits Piece of Regina's Auto History
Piece of Regina's auto history hit by fire--REGINA - An old Regina auto plant that dates back to the late 1920s has been hit by fire.Nearby businesses were evacuated and power in the area was cut as a precaution when flames broke out Tuesday evening...
Prairie Audio 10:10 AM MT
Prairie Audio 10:10 AM MT--PR09 - (Alta-Wildfire-Anniversary)FORT McMURRAY, Alberta. x-14s. Fort McMurray residents are marking a year since a fierce wildfire destroyed 10 per cent of the northern Alberta city. A low-key event is being held all day at...
Prairie Audio 3:50 PM MT
Prairie Audio 3:50 PM MT----PR20 - (CRIME-Teens-Abuse)CALGARY. x-10s. A 27-year-old Calgary man is facing sexual assault charges involving three underage girls he contacted online. Police say they first started investigating in December after a 14 year...
Prairie Audio 4:40 PM MT
Prairie Audio 4:40 PM MT----PR26 - (Alta-Wildfire-Anniversary)FORT McMURRAY, Alberta. x-14s. Fort McMurray is marking the first anniversary of a devastating wildfire in a subdued manner. Jody Butz is the municipality's fire chief. He says he spent much...
Prairie Audio 9:30 AM MT
Prairie Audio 9:30 AM MT--PR08 - (Alta-Wildfire-Anniversary)FORT McMURRAY, Alberta. x-06s. Fort McMurray residents are marking a year since a fierce wildfire destroyed 10 per cent of the northern Alberta city. A low-key event is being held all day at...
--Prairie Update-
(ElxnBC-Coal-Notley) (Alta Note)Alberta Premier Rachel Notley is pouring cold water on B-C Liberal Leader Christy Clark's election promise to put a hefty carbon tax on thermal coal.Notley, who is a New Democrat, says she doesn't think Clark would have...
Prep-Agriculture-Report
(Wheat-Trade)There are calls for Canada to harmonize wheat trade regulations with the United States.The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association is concerned about language in the Canada Grain Act that goes back decades.Executive director Robin Speer...
Prep-LifeWatch
---(US-MED-Science-Kimmel-Heart-Defect)The hole-in-the-heart problem that plagues comedian Jimmy Kimmel's newborn son is one of the most common heart-related birth defects, and it can usually be fixed with surgery.While some people live with it for several...
Primeau, Doctors Question Whether Crosby Should Return after Fourth Concussion
Should Sidney Crosby consider retiring?--TORONTO - Having suffered at least four concussions himself, former NHL forward Keith Primeau has a good idea of what injured Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby is going through.Head injuries eventually...
Puff, Puff, Pray: Inside Colorado's International Church of Cannabis
Puff, puff, pray: Inside Denver's cannabis church--DENVER - Walk into Denver's International Church of Cannabis, and even the sober might feel a little bit stoned.Master Spanish pop artist Okuda San Miguel transformed the 113-year-old chapel into an...
Racial Profiling Harmful and Pervasive, Ontario Report Concludes
Racial profiling pervasive: Ontario report--TORONTO - Racial profiling is a harmful form of discrimination that can be profoundly damaging to its victims and their communities, and undermines trust in public institutions, a new human rights report concludes.The...
Rapidly Aging Suburbs Pose a Challenge to Residents, Urban Planners Alike
Canada's suburbs aging at rapid rate: census--TORONTO - Superheated housing market notwithstanding, 81-year-old Ashley Anthony says he has no plans to give up the detached three-bedroom suburban house he has lived in for the past 43 years.His three kids...
Regina Pats Forward Sam Steel Named WHL Player of the Year
Steel named WHL player of the year--CALGARY - Sam Steel didn't go into the 2016-17 season expecting to win the Western Hockey League scoring title. That's exactly what happened and the 19-year-old forward was rewarded for his efforts on Monday by winning...
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