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Articles from May 9, 2017

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A Few Quick Facts about Federal Spending, Assistance during a Natural Disaster
Quick facts about disaster relief spending--OTTAWA - On Monday, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said the government would work out with Ontario and Quebec who would cover what costs as part of the response to ongoing flooding. Less than 24 hours...
Alberta Government Faces Renewed Questions on Safety of Kids in Care
Alberta faces more questions in Serenity case--EDMONTON - Opposition leaders say Alberta's children's services minister should resign over reports that biological children are still living in a home under investigation in the death of a child in kinship...
Alberta Health Services Confirms 1 Surgery Patient Infected from Machine
Health official confirms patient's bacterial infection--EDMONTON - Alberta Health Services says one patient contracted a bacterial infection associated with a machine that is used during open-heart surgery.Last December, the health agency notified about...
Anti-Semitic Incidents on the Rise in Canada: B'nai Brith
Anti-Semitic incidents on the rise: B'nai Brith--TORONTO - Anti-Semitism is on the rise in the country, a Jewish advocacy group said Tuesday, calling it a "made in Canada" phenomenon.B'nai Brith Canada, which has been tracking anti-Semitic incidents...
Asylum Seeker Charged with Assault, Says He Hopes to Clear His Name
Asylum seeker charged with assault--WINNIPEG - A 37-year-old asylum seeker who crossed the border near Emerson, Man., a month ago has been charged with assaulting a Canada Border Services guard, uttering threats and mischief.Ahmed Aden Ali, 37, admits...
--Atlantic Update-
---(Westray-Disaster)Ceremonies will be held today in Nova Scotia marking the 25th anniversary of the Westray coal mine disaster.On May 9th, 1992, 26 miners were killed when a deadly combination of methane gas and coal dust ignited, sending a huge fireball...
--Atlantic Update-
(RCMP-Labour-Trial)An R-C-M-P officer has testified that he was sent for carbine rifle training months after the deaths of three other Mounties during a shooting spree in Moncton.But Constable Andrew Johnstone told the R-C-M-P's Labour Code trial that...
'Baby Dragon:' Research into Giant Dino Eggs Took Decades to Hatch
'Baby dragon' dino eggs detailed in new paper--EDMONTON - Research into the largest dinosaur eggs ever discovered took decades to hatch. A farmer in China unearthed the eggs, roughly half a metre long, some 30 years ago. A scientific paper on the fortuitous...
Back to Bitumount: How the Oilsands Changed Alberta and Canada Forever
How oilsands changed Alberta and Canada forever--FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - David O'Laney unlocks the gate to the historic site he is charged with protecting and swings it wide, allowing entrance to what is arguably the birthplace of modern Alberta and all...
BC Audio 1:35 PM ET
BC Audio 1:35 PM ET--BC08 - (ElxnBC-Weaver)VICTORIA. x-19s. Andrew Weaver, leader of British Columbia's Green party, says the election campaign has been a mud slinging match but the Greens managed to take the high road. Weaver voted this morning at a...
BC Audio 8:05 AM ET
BC Audio 8:05 AM ET--BC03 - (ElxnBC-Clark)ABBOTSFORD, B.C. x-19s. Voters head to the polls in B-C today as the provincial election campaign draws to a close. B-C Leader Christy Clark spent her final evening of the campaign rallying the troops in Abbotsford....
--B-C Update-
------(BC-Elxn)Voters across British Columbia are marking their ballots after a sometimes bruising 28-day election campaign in the province.Liberal Leader Christy Clark voted at a community centre in Vancouver, where poll workers had to intervene after...
Body of Man Missing in Quebec Floods Found; Child Still Missing
Body of man missing in Quebec floods found--MONTREAL - More than 1,500 soldiers hit the ground Monday to help Quebecers deal with "historic" flooding that has caused widespread damage and evacuations and sparked a desperate search for a man and a toddler...
Bombers GM Wasn't Willing to Gamble on Waiting to Take Gray in Second Round
Walters content to take Gray at No. 8--Kyle Walters took a flyer on Geoff Gray in the CFL draft Sunday night with economics and patience in mind.The Winnipeg Blue Bombers GM selected Gray in the first round, eighth overall, despite the Manitoba Bisons...
Calorie Clash: Freshii Calls Ontario Menu Regulation 'Overly Simplistic'
Freshii opposes Ontario calorie count regulation--TORONTO - A regulation requiring restaurants in Ontario to display calorie counts on menus is "overly simplistic," Freshii said Tuesday after inspectors were dispatched to ensure the company was complying.The...
Canada Faces Challenging Road En Route to 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan
Rugby World Cup road challenging for Canada--Wednesday's Rugby World Cup draw in Japan will show Canada coach Mark Anscombe his ultimate destination.But obstacles remain on Canada's journey to the 2019 tournament, starting with the 17th-ranked U.S. Eagles...
Canada Plans to End 68-Year Snub of UN Workers' Rights Convention
Canada to end 68-year snub of labour treaty--OTTAWA - After 68 years of resistance, Canada is changing its mind and plans to ratify an international treaty that affirms the labour rights of workers -- a move that sets it apart from its NAFTA partners...
Canadian Golf Star Henderson Believes She's Close to a Second-Year Breakout
Henderson feels breakout will happen soon--DUNROBIN, Ont. - The results have not been coming quite as quickly for Brooke Henderson in her second year on the LPGA Tour.Henderson has two top-10 finishes through 10 events this season -- by no means a sophomore...
Celebrity Birthdays for May 9
Celebrity birthdays for May 9--Celebrity Birthdays for May 9:Romance novelist Jessica Steele is 84.Actor-writer Alan Bennett is 83.Guitarist Nokie Edwards of The Ventures is 82.Actor Albert Finney is 81.Actress-turned-politician Glenda Jackson is 81.Guitarist...
CFIA Charges Company for Allegedly Selling Non-Kosher Cheese as Kosher
Charges laid over alleged fake kosher cheese--TORONTO - A Toronto-area food manufacturer and distributor is facing criminal charges after allegedly trying to pass off ordinary cheese as a kosher product.The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has laid five...
Conservatives Question Government Purchase of Trudeau Replicas, Musical Tickets
Cutouts of PM cost nearly $1,900: documents--OTTAWA - Anyone who has wondered how much money it would take to buy Justin Trudeau now has an answer.The cheapest life-size-but-lifeless version of the prime minister cost $63.24, according to documents released...
Contentious Bills Subject of Committee Meetings at Manitoba Legislature
Contentious bills debated at legislature--WINNIPEG - Manitoba unions gathered at the legislature in Winnipeg for committee hearings on two contentious bills being brought in by the provincial government.Bill 28 will freeze the wages of 120,000 public-sector...
Court Told Spurned Killer Hatched Plot to Attack Teen Girl and Her New Boyfriend
Court told killer hatched plot for attack--REGINA - A sentencing hearing for a youth who stabbed a 16-year-old girl to death has been told that the day before the murder, he found photos of Hannah Leflar and her newest boyfriend on her Facebook page.An...
Cross-Border Investigation Leads to Arrests in Alleged Identity Theft Ring: Police
Police arrest 2 in alleged identity theft ring--TORONTO - Four Toronto men lived a lavish lifestyle, spending money as fast as it came in on items such as expensive cologne and shoes, as part of an alleged identity theft ring that bilked banks out of...
Disgraced Don Meredith Quits Senate Rather Than Face Expulsion Vote
Disgraced Don Meredith resigns from Senate--OTTAWA - Sen. Don Meredith, his name now inexorably linked with his sexual relationship with a teenage girl, declared Tuesday he would resign his Senate seat, short-circuiting what could have been a historic...
Documents Show Many Cities Are Wary of Mapping Flood Risks, Making Data Public
Wary cities pushed to map flood risks--OTTAWA - When municipal officials were told last year about new tools to help them map the risk of flooding in their communities, they immediately raised red flags, suggesting they wanted no part of it over concerns...
Editorial Exchange: France Elects Its Own Version of Trudeau (Winnipeg Free Press)
Editorial Exchange: France elects its own version of Trudeau--An editorial from the Winnipeg Free Press, published May 9:France elects its own version of TrudeauFrance has found its own, homegrown Justin Trudeau. French voters on Sunday massively supported...
Editorial Exchange: French Election: Discontent, Baggage and Re-Alignment (Halifax Chronicle Herald)
Editorial Exchange: French election: discontent, baggage and re-alignment--An editorial from the Halifax Chronicle Herald, published May 9:French election: discontent, baggage and re-alignmentEmmanuel Macron beat Marine Le Pen in Sunday's run-off presidential...
Editorial Exchange: In France, the Far-Right Is Defeated - for Now (Toronto Star)
Editorial Exchange: In France, the far-right is defeated - for now--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published May 8:In France, the far-right is defeated - for nowThe high-stakes challenge for France's new president, Emmanuel Macron, will be to concretely...
Editorial Exchange: Mideast Peace Won't Come Easily (Hamilton Spectator)
Editorial Exchange: Mideast peace won't come easily--An editorial from the Hamilton Spectator, published May 8:Mideast peace won't come easilyDonald Trump won the presidency thanks to a series of cocky, what-me-worry promises to solve seemingly intractable...
Editorial Exchange: Need Indeed (Amherst News Citizen-Record)
Editorial Exchange: Amherst News--An editorial from the Amherst News Citizen-Record, published May 9:Need indeedIf you ever want a humbling moment of "there but for the grace of God go I" -- or any similar sentiment -- take a spin through your local...
Editorial Exchange: Paul MacEwan Stood Long and Proud for Cape Breton (Halifax Chronicle Herald)
Editorial Exchange: Paul MacEwan stood long and proud for Cape Breton--An editorial from the Halifax Chronicle Herald, published May 8:Grassroots politics did not come in a more genuine package than veteran Cape Breton politician Paul Whitfield MacEwan.The...
Edmonton Oilers Force Anaheim Ducks to a Game 7 with a 7-1 Victory
Oilers force Ducks to a Game 7 with a 7-1 win--EDMONTON - The Edmonton Oilers are forcing the Anaheim Ducks to face their Game 7 playoff demons.Their Western Conference semifinal is going the distance after Edmonton's decisive 7-1 victory Sunday.The...
--Eighteenth NewsWatch-
---(Senate-Meredith) (Audio: P13)The upper chamber's legal authority to expel one of its own will remain untested as Senator Don Meredith resigned before a Senate vote could be held on whether to remove him from his seat.An explosive Senate ethics committee...
--Eighth NewsWatch-
---(WEA-Cda-Flooding) (Audio: 42)Quebec's public security minister says the flood situation won't improve overnight and people have to be patient.But during a morning briefing, Martin Coiteux (koo-TOH') had some good news for more than 19-hundred people...
--Eleventh NewsWatch-
---(WEA-Cda-Flooding) (Audio: 64)Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard says he wants to make sure flood victims can navigate red tape as they apply for help.Flood levels are gradually dropping in Quebec and Couillard is urging people to donate whatever amount...
Elxn-BC-Prominents
The Canadian Press list by parties of elected and defeated prominent candidates.All Ridings (87 members)Liberal PartyDonna Barnett, minister of state for rural economic development, leading in Cariboo-Chilcotin.Coralee Ella Oakes, small business minister,...
Elxn-BC-Roundup-850
---(Overview)The Liberals are out in the lead in both ridings and the popular vote with ballot counting still in the early going.Early returns show the Liberals leading or elected in 40 ridings with nearly 47 per cent of the popular vote.The New Democrats...
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---(Polls-Close) (FOLLOWING IS EMBARGOED UNTIL 8 PM PT)Counting is getting under way in B-C after a sometimes bruising 28-day election campaign.Polls are closed and residents in the province are waiting to see if the Liberals will triumph again after...
Eskimos Post '16 Profit of $1.4 Million despite Being Crossover Playoff Team
Eskimos post '16 profit over $1.4 million--EDMONTON - The Edmonton Eskimos posted a profit exceeding $1.4 million last season, the community-owned CFL club announced Tuesday in its annual general report.According to treasurer Brad Sparrow's report, the...
Federal Carbon Tax Plan to Follow Alberta Plan, Include Individual Rebates
Ottawa carbon price plan coming next week--OTTAWA - The federal government's plan to impose a carbon tax on provinces that don't do it themselves is expected to mimic the Alberta carbon program, including rebate payments sent directly to low- and middle-income...
--Fifteenth NewsWatch-
---(Senate-Meredith)"Good riddance" is how Conservative Senator Denise Batters responded to the news that her disgraced colleague Don Meredith is resigning from the upper chamber.A Senate vote had been expected as early as tomorrow on whether to expel...
--Fifth NewsWatch-
---(WEA-Cda-Flooding)Authorities in eastern Quebec were to resume searching this morning for a two-year-old girl, missing since Sunday when floodwaters pulled the car she was in toward the surging Sainte-Anne River.The body of a 37-year-old man from...
Former Ducks Forward Patrick Maroon on the Other Side of a Game 7 with Oilers
Maroon on the other side of a Game 7--EDMONTON - Patrick Maroon would like nothing more than to extend his former team's Game 7 woes another year.The Anaheim Ducks traded Maroon to the Edmonton Oilers at the 2016 trade deadline for a fourth-round draft...
--Fourteenth NewsWatch-
---(Senate-Meredith) (Audio: P10)Rather than waiting to see if his colleagues expel him for his sexual relationship with a teenaged girl, disgraced Senator Don Meredith is resigning from the Senate.The former minister says he made his decision with the...
--Fourth NewsWatch-
---(WEA-Que-Flooding)Quebec's legislature will not sit today, allowing members to stay in their ridings an extra day as many of their communities are among the 150 affected by catastrophic spring flooding.The federal government has also asked employees...
Frantic 911 Call Played for Jurors in Saskatchewan Woman's Murder Trial
Frantic 911 call played in murder trial--PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. - Jurors in a Saskatchewan murder trial have been told that a woman accused of stabbing her boyfriend in the neck with a kitchen knife had been arguing with the man.The Crown's remarks came...
Frightened Children Flee before Fire's 'Intense' Heat Burns Calgary School Bus
Heat 'intense' as Calgary school bus burns--CALGARY - Witnesses say frightened children aboard a school bus in Calgary were screaming as rescuers pulled them to safety just before the front of the vehicle burst into flames.The bus was carrying 45 passengers...
How a Call from President Trump's Son-in-Law Started a Scramble on NAFTA
The Kushner phone call on NAFTA--WASHINGTON - A phone call from U.S. President Donald Trump's son-in-law set off a frantic scramble ending in sighs of relief across three national capitals that the North American Free Trade Agreement would survive.Jared...
IIHF, NHLPA Still Trying to Broker Deal for NHL Players in Pyeongchang Olympics
IIHF president still hopeful NHL will go to Olympics--PARIS - International Ice Hockey Federation president Rene Fasel is not giving up on the idea of NHL players participating in the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea."I'm a very positive person so...
Impact Add Swiss International Midfielder Dzemaili as Designated Player
Impact acquire Swiss midfielder Dzemaili--MONTREAL - New designated player Blerim Dzemaili is eager to get started with the Montreal Impact.The Swiss international midfielder arrived at Trudeau Airport on Tuesday to begin a new phase of his career in...
Indians Starter Carrasco Dominant as Cleveland Shuts out Blue Jays 6-0
Carrasco dominant in Indians' win over Jays--TORONTO - The Toronto Blue Jays played like the team that struggled mightily over the first month of the season on Tuesday night.Making matters worse was the possibility that another significant player might...
Indigenous Artist Shelley Niro Wins $50,000 Scotiabank Photography Award
Shelley Niro wins Scotiabank Photography Award--TORONTO - Celebrated indigenous artist Shelley Niro has won the $50,000 Scotiabank Photography Award.Niro was named recipient of the lucrative prize at a gala in Toronto on Tuesday night.She was selected...
La Loche School Shooting Victim Says She's Discouraged by Lack of Help
La Loche shooting victim discouraged--REGINA - Victims of a deadly school shooting in northern Saskatchewan say they're still not getting the help they need to heal more than 15 months after the tragedy.A gunman opened fire at the La Loche high school...
Liberals' Communications Director Quits amid Questions about Domestic Assault
Liberal aide quits amid assault questions--HALIFAX - Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil says his campaign communications director resigned because he felt "under attack" after the Tories questioned the appropriateness of hiring someone convicted of domestic...
Manitoba Politician Promises to Repay Big Cellphone Bill Racked Up in Mexico
Manitoba politician has $5K cellphone bill--WINNIPEG - A Manitoba politician is planning to repay a $5,000 cellphone bill he racked up while on a tropical vacation.Rob Altemeyer, a longtime legislature member for the Opposition New Democrats, submitted...
Manitoba Talks East-West Power Grid; Says It Has Clean Energy to Help Neighbours
Manitoba talks east-west transmission grid--REGINA - Manitoba's energy minister is recharging the idea of building an east-west power transmission grid and says the federal government needs to help.Cliff Cullen told the Energy Council of Canada's western...
Mom of Toddler Found Dead near Edmonton Church Attacked on Social Media: Friends
Mother of dead toddler attacked on social media--EDMONTON - Members of an indigenous community in central Alberta are angry that strangers are using social media to attack the mother of a toddler who was found dead near a church last month.The body of...
More Troops Deployed as Flood Situation Improves Gradually in Quebec
Flooding situation slowly improving in Quebec--MONTREAL - As water levels in Quebec showed signs of dropping slightly Tuesday, authorities urged people to be patient and warned the situation will not return to normal for several weeks."The situation...
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 (15,569.20, down 82.88 points):Home Capital Group Inc. (TSX:HCG). Financial Services. Up $2.03, or 29.72...
Murphy, Tatham and Thorburn Retire from National Women's Basketball Team
Three veterans retire from basketball team--TORONTO - The "Happy Anniversary" messages have poured in every July 1 since 2012. On Canada Day that year, Shona Thorburn, Lizanne Murphy and Tamara Tatham helped the national women's basketball team clinch...
NAFTA: Why Trump's Trade Pick Is Moving Slowly to Confirmation
NAFTA: Trump trade pick nears confirmation--WASHINGTON - The start of the NAFTA renegotiation process is working through a final hurdle in the U.S. Senate -- one imposed by a famous member of President Donald Trump's own party, in a symbolic example...
National Audio 11:25 AM ET
National Audio 11:25 AM ET--NAT048 - (NSElxn-Candidate-Ousted) HALIFAX. x-11s. Ahead of Nova Scotia's election, the provincial Liberals have lost both a candidate and a communications director in separate campaign scandals. Party spokesman Kyley Harris...
National Audio 11:55 AM ET
National Audio 11:55 AM ET--NAT051 - (WEA-Cda-Flooding) MONTREAL. x-12s. Quebec's public security minister says flood levels are gradually dropping, particularly in the western part of the province. But Martin Coiteux (koo-TOH') says things are only...
National Audio 2:15 PM ET
National Audio 2:15 PM ET--NAT073 - (ElxnBC-Clark) KELOWNA, B.C. x-15s. The polls are open and election day has arrived in British Columbia. The New Democrats are hoping to unseat the Liberals after 16 years in power. Liberal Leader Christy Clark says...
National Audio 2:35 AM ET
National Audio 2:35 AM ET--NAT001 - (Westray-Disaster-25th) STELLARTON, N.S. x-20s. Twenty-five years ago today, the Westray coal mine in northern Nova Scotia exploded in a massive fireball. The early morning blast killed 26 miners. John Merrick was...
National Audio 3:55 PM ET
National Audio 3:55 PM ET--NAT085 - (US-Jimmy-Carter) ATLANTA. x-14s. Jimmy Carter says he's concerned that the Trump administration's approach to foreign policy will hasten declining support for human rights in other countries. The former U-S president...
National Audio 4:45 PM ET
National Audio 4:45 PM ET--NAT090 - (ENT-US-Kevin-Spacey) (FOR PRODUCTION) UNDATED. x-37s. Actor Kevin Spacey has one thing to say to those who think his political series "House of Cards" can't be nearly as crazy as the real world with Donald Trump as...
National Audio 5:15 PM ET
National Audio 5:15 PM ET--NAT096 - (Open-Heart-Bacteria) EDMONTON. x-16s. Alberta Health Services says one patient contracted a bacterial infection associated with a machine that is used during open-heart surgery. Last December, A-H-S notified about...
National Audio 5:25 AM ET
National Audio 5:25 AM ET--NAT020 - (ENT-Jimmy-Kimmel) LOS ANGELES. x-21s. Jimmy Kimmel returned to his T-V show last night after a week off. He issued a mock apology for what he called his "insensitive" and "offensive" call for all American families...
National Audio 8:05 PM ET
National Audio 8:05 PM ET--NAT114 - (Sask-School-Shooting) REGINA. x-20s. Victims of a deadly school shooting in northern Saskatchewan say they're still not getting the help they need to heal more than 15 months after the tragedy. Charlene Klyne, a substitute...
National Audio 8:45 PM ET
National Audio 8:45 PM ET--NAT120 - (US-Trump-Comey) WASHINGTON. x-38s. (Jackie Quinn) U-S President Trump says he needed to fire F-B-I director James Comey to restore public trust in the Bureau. (WA) (SOURCE:The Associated Press)--NAT121 - (Snowden-Government)...
National Audio 9:25 AM ET
National Audio 9:25 AM ET--NAT038 - (CRIME-Asylum-Seeker) WINNIPEG. x-14s. An asylum seeker who crossed the border from the U-S into Canada is being been charged with assaulting a Canada Border Services guard, uttering threats and mischief. Ahmed Aden...
National Audio 9:35 AM ET
National Audio 9:35 AM ET--NAT041 - (Westray-Disaster-25th) NEW GLASGOW, N.S. x-19s. A grim anniversary is being marked today near the site of a Nova Scotia mining disaster that killed 26 men. About 200 people gathered in New Glasgow to commemorate the...
NDP Promises New High-Income Tax Bracket for Wealthiest Nova Scotians
NDP pledges tax hike on richest Nova Scotians--HALIFAX - Nova Scotia's New Democrats are touting a tax-the-rich plan they say will address growing income inequality in the province.NDP Leader Gary Burrill said Tuesday he would raise taxes on Nova Scotia's...
New Study Suggests NBA Scorekeeper Bias Impacts Box Scores across the League
Study: Bias exists among NBA scorekeepers--VANCOUVER - Growing up playing youth basketball in Nova Scotia, Matthew van Bommel didn't think much about the scorekeepers sitting courtside.As long as the point totals were correct, there was no need.But while...
NHL 100: A Look at Europeans Who Have Made Their Mark on the NHL
NHL 100: Europeans have made their mark on the NHL--It's hard to imagine the National Hockey League without its European stars, but until the late 1970s, there were few players from outside North America in the world's top league.The 1972 Summit Series...
--Nineteenth NewsWatch-
---(Snowden-Government) (Audio: 121)Former United States intelligence officer Edward Snowden says U-S President Donald Trump's latest move calls into question the rule of law.Trump has fired F-B-I director James Comey -- the man who was investigating...
Nova Scotia Election Roundup
Nova Scotia election roundup--HALIFAX - (McNeil-Harris-Resigns)Premier Stephen McNeil says his campaign communications director resigned because he felt "under attack."Last week the Tories raised questions about the hiring of Kyley Harris, who was convicted...
Officers Tells Inquest That Psychiatric Centre Needs Video Cameras
Officer says psych centre needs cameras--SASKATOON - A Saskatoon police sergeant has told an inquest into Kinew James' death that video cameras be installed at the city's Regional Psychiatric Centre.James died of cardiac arrest in January 2013 after...
Ontario Argues Hydro One Suit Is Political Complaint Dressed Up as a Legal One
Ontario tries to get Hydro One lawsuit tossed--TORONTO - Ontario's Liberal government argues a lawsuit over the controversial partial sale of Hydro One is a political complaint "dressed up" as a legal one.Lawyers for the government recently filed a motion...
Ontario PC Leader Promises New Ethics and Accountability Law If Elected in 2018
Ontario PCs promise new ethics law if elected--TORONTO - Ontario's Progressive Conservative leader says passing ethics and accountability legislation will be one of the first things his government will do if his party wins the 2018 election.Patrick Brown...
Ontario Teacher Guilty of Pushing Anti-Vaccine Views Suspended for Talking to Media
Ontario teacher suspended for speaking to media--An Ontario high school science teacher who was found guilty of professional misconduct after pushing anti-vaccination views says he was suspended without pay for three days for speaking to the media about...
Ontario Teachers' Join List of Bombardier Investors Voting against Chairman
Teachers' oppose Bombardier chairman--MONTREAL - The Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan has joined several large institutional investors in voting against the re-election of Bombardier's executive chairman and the company's executive compensation plan."Our...
--Ontario Update-
---(WEA-Flooding-Ottawa)Premier Kathleen Wynne is telling people in flood-ravaged eastern Ontario to hang on to their receipts so they can be reimbursed for some of the costs they are dealing with.Heavy rainfall has led to high water levels across much...
--Ontario Update-
---(Ont-PC-Ethics)P-C Leader Patrick Brown says his party will bring in ethics and accountability legislation if it wins next year's provincial election.Brown says his eight-point plan would make it illegal for cabinet ministers to have targets for the...
Photo Advisory
Photo advisory--The Canadian Press photo advisory for Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Entries with an estimated photo transmission time (EST) are staffed by The Canadian Press or Associated Press photojournalists.ADDS: OTTAWA--Two indigenous women from Papua New...
Prairie Audio 1:40 PM MT
Prairie Audio 1:40 PM MT----PR08 - (Western-Power-Transmission)REGINA. x-15s. Manitoba's growth, enterprise and trade minister says there's a lot of work to do on building east-west transmission lines if provinces are going to buy and sell electricity...
Prairie Audio 5:10 PM MT
Prairie Audio 5:10 PM MT----PR14 - (Sask-School-Shooting)REGINA. x-11s. Victims of a deadly school shooting in La Loche (LOSH), Saskatchewan say they're still not getting the help they need to heal more than 15 months after the tragedy. Charlene Klyne,...
Prairie Audio 7:50 AM MT
Prairie Audio 7:50 AM MT--PR03 - (Mba-Contentious-Bills)WINNIPEG. x-09s. The Manitoba government is being accused of showing no flexibility on two proposed bills that would freeze the wages of the province's public-sector workers and slash health-sector...
--Prairie Update-
(Sask-Leflar-Murder)A police officer has testified that bloodied clothes, samurai swords, knives, pellet guns and a baseball bat with nails embedded in the end were all found in the bedroom of a teenager who pleaded guilty to killing a 16-year-old girl.The...
--Prairie Update-
---(Wildfire-Forecast) (Alta, Sask, Mba Note)Federal researchers say dry conditions and low precipitation in some areas of Alberta may cause a gradual increase in the wildfire threat in the coming weeks.But Natural Resources Canada is forecasting an...
Prep-Agriculture-Report
(Mountains-Water-Study) (Sask, Alta note)The University of Saskatchewan is involved in a multimillion-dollar study with the goal of developing models that will predict floods and droughts across Canada.The U of S is working with the universities of Waterloo,...
Prep-LifeWatch
---(EpiPens-Expiry)A new study finds that EpiPens are still mostly potent long after their expiration date -- even by as long as four years.Researchers tested long-expired EpiPens designed for adults and children to determine how much epinephrine they...
Quebec's Historic Flooding Forcing Residents to 'Discover Our Neighbours'
Quebecers smiling despite historic flooding--DEUX MONTAGNES, Que. - As Liz Smart sat in a canoe outside her Montreal-area home, surrounded by several feet of water, she joked about having to make sure her husband's ashes were kept on high ground."I know...
RCMP Created Metadata-Crunching Tool to Glean Criminal Intelligence
RCMP created metadata-crunching tool--OTTAWA - The RCMP created, then suddenly abandoned, a tool to crunch electronic message trails gathered during criminal investigations -- a previously unknown foray into the controversial realm of big-data analysis.The...
ReelAbilities Film Fest Encourages Empathy for Those with Different Abilities
ReelAbilities film fest encourages empathy, inclusion--Toronto-based film and accessibility critic Michael McNeely, who is deafblind, has faced many frustrating customer-service challenges over the years.With his combination of impaired vision and hearing,...
Sajjan Furor Masks Big Questions, Concerns about Afghanistan's Future
Liberals defeat Sajjan non-confidence motion--OTTAWA - Lost in the furor over Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan's claims to have been the "architect" of a decade-old battle in Afghanistan are fears that country is again on the edge of failure.Liberal MPs...
Saskatoon Kennel Owner Pleads Guilty in Death of 14 Dogs in Over-Heated Room
Kennel owner pleads guilty in death of dogs--SASKATOON - The owner of a Saskatoon kennel where 14 large-breed dogs died of heat stroke and dehydration last year has pleaded guilty to negligence under the Animal Protection Act.Dave Deplaedt, 50, says...
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