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Air Canada Plane Diverted after Ontario Man Allegedly Tries to Open Door
Ontario man tried to open door on Air Canada flight:FBI--TORONTO - An Ontario man is in federal custody in the United States after allegedly assaulting members of an Air Canada flight crew and trying to open the door of a plane while it was in flight.Court...
Alberta Changes Carbon Tax Rebates after Bereaved Families Get Repayment Demands
Alberta making changes to carbon tax rebates--EDMONTON - Alberta is bringing in new rules to make amends to 4,400 families who lost a loved one and were ordered to pay back their carbon tax rebate."For a relatively small number of families, the program...
Alberta Judge Finds CBC Not Guilty of Criminal Contempt over Publication Ban
Judge finds CBC not guilty of criminal contempt--EDMONTON - The CBC has been found not guilty of criminal contempt for refusing to remove news stories from its website that were published before a judge ordered a publication ban.Court records say CBC...
Almost 2 Million Ontarians Given Opioids, despite Calls to Rein in Prescribing: Report
Opioid prescribing hits new highs: report--TORONTO - Almost two million Ontarians -- or 14 per cent of the province's population -- filled prescriptions for opioids in fiscal year 2015-2016, says a new report, suggesting that patients continued to be...
Atlantic Audio 4:45 PM AT
Atlantic Audio 4:45 PM AT--AT03 - (NSElxn)HALIFAX. x-18s. Nova Scotia's Liberals have released an election platform that includes a total of 1.08 billion dollars in spending commitments and tax cuts over four years. The platform is based on last month's...
--Atlantic Update-
(NSElxn-Tories-Candidate)A woman who was ejected by the Tories as a candidate in Nova Scotia's election says she is looking into continuing her bid for public office, with or without them.Leader Jamie Baillie says he stands by his decision to drop Jad...
--Atlantic Update-
---(Senate-Greene)A Nova Scotia senator has been kicked out of the Conservative caucus over his decision to attend a dinner with the prime minister.Justin Trudeau held a dinner with senators who have sponsored government legislation in the Senate, including...
--B-C Update-
------(ElxnBC)Green party Leader Andrew Weaver says he and his two newly elected colleagues are preparing to use their increased political clout to fight Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.Weaver has reaffirmed Green election campaign...
Calgary Police Service Taps Retired Judge to Review Lethal Use of Force
Calgary police reviewing use of force--CALGARY - The father of a man officers shot dead in a hotel room says his family would be keen to participate in an independent review into the use of lethal force by the Calgary Police Service.The police service,...
Canada Backs Recommendation for Magnitsky Act Targeting Rights Abusers
Canada backs call for Magnitsky Act--OTTAWA - Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said the government has agreed to create a so-called Magnitsky Act that would expand Canada's international sanctions law to target gross human rights violators.Freeland...
Cineplex Eyes Smaller Markets for Rec Room Entertainment Complexes
Cineplex plans Rec Rooms for smaller cities--TORONTO - Cineplex is planning to expand its Rec Room complexes that include eateries, live entertainment and games, across Canada, including in smaller cities, as it continues to diversify its business."We've...
Dog Cull Being Planned on Northern Reserve Where Woman Fatally Mauled
Dog culls needed: indigenous leader--WINNIPEG - A Manitoba aboriginal leader says culls of stray dogs in remote communities are a necessary measure when people's safety is at risk.The community of Little Grand Rapids was planning to kill numerous dogs...
Dumped Tory Candidate Squabbles with Leader, Is 'Looking Into' Continuing Her Bid
Dumped Tory 'looking into' continuing her bid--HALIFAX - An ejected Tory candidate says she is looking into continuing her bid for public office, as she traded fresh barbs with the party's leader about whether she faced a double standard when she was...
Editorial Exchange: Air Passenger Bill of Rights Long Overdue
Editorial Exchange: Air passenger bill of rights long overdue--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published May 16:Fifteen years after an air passenger bill of rights was introduced in Europe and 12 years after one was passed in the United States, Canada...
Editorial Exchange: Ambrose Leaves Politics with an A-Plus Rating
Editorial Exchange: Ambrose leaves politics with an A-plus rating--An editorial from the Waterloo Region Record, published May 17:Speaking of departing interim Conservative Party leader Rona Ambrose, veteran MP Scott Reid said in The National Post: "She's...
Editorial Exchange: Is There Wind beneath New Transport Bill's Wings?
Editorial Exchange: Is there wind beneath new transport bill's wings?--An editorial from the Winnipeg Free Press, published May 16:Two things are certain as the federal government prepares this week to table its Transportation Modernization Act.First,...
Editorial Exchange: Reinstate the Grabher Plate
Editorial Exchange: Reinstate the Grabher plate--An editorial from the Halifax Chronicle Herald, published May 17:Last December, Nova Scotia's Registry of Motor Vehicles told Lorne Grabher it was cancelling his personalized licence plate, GRABHER, because...
Editorial Exchange: Young and Homeless
Editorial Exchange: Young and homeless--An editorial from the Amherst News, published May 16:It's called "aging out." It's when a child in provincial foster care gets too old to stay in care, and ends up almost on their own.In Surrey last December, a...
--Eighteenth NewsWatch-
---(Trump-Russia-Probe) (Audio: 127)The U-S Justice Department has appointed a former head of the F-B-I to oversee an investigation into possible collusion between Donald Trump's campaign and Russia.Robert Mueller was appointed F-B-I director in 2001...
--Eighth NewsWatch-
---(RCMP-Labour-Trial)The retired assistant R-C-M-P commissioner who conducted an independent review of the 2014 shooting rampage in Moncton is testifying today at the force's Labour Code trial.Alphonse MacNeil says no one took command as Justin Bourque...
--Eleventh NewsWatch-
---(US-Trump) (Audio: 88)The Senate Intelligence Committee wants to hear from former F-B-I director James Comey.And it is also asking Acting Director Andrew McCabe to hand over any notes Comey might have made regarding discussions he had with White House...
Embassy Officials Tour Manitoba Border Communities over Refugee Issues
Embassy officials tour Manitoba border--EMERSON, Man. - The issue of illegal border crossings was front and centre in a meeting between U.S. diplomats and the leaders of two Manitoba municipalities.Elizabeth Moore Aubin, acting head of the U.S. Embassy,...
Expert Tells Sentencing Hearing Teen Who Killed Ex-Girlfriend Not Psychopathic
Teen who killed ex-girlfriend not psychopathic: expert--REGINA - A clinical psychologist says a young man who killed his teenage girlfriend when he was 16 does not meet the criteria for psychopathy.Hannah Leflar was also 16 when she was repeatedly stabbed...
Family of Child Who Died in Government Care Say Police Haven't Spoken to Them
Family says RCMP lax in kinship child death--EDMONTON - The grandfather of a four-year-old girl who died under suspicious circumstances in government care in 2014 says police have yet to ask the family about it.The man, who can't be identified for privacy...
Family Ties: Move to Winnipeg Gives Bombers' Harris Chance to Be a Full-Time Dad
Move to Winnipeg good for Harris off the field--WINNIPEG - Little girls often don't like to share daddy-daughter time, but that's not the case when Andrew Harris is out with nine-year-old Hazel.When fans come up to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers running back...
Festivities Galore Mark Montreal's 375th Birthday
Montreal turns 375 amid festivities galore--MONTREAL - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau paid tribute to Montreal's founders and highlighted the city's cultural diversity on Wednesday as he joined the festivities in honour of the city's 375th birthday."Its...
--Fifteenth NewsWatch-
---(US-Trump-Comey-House-Inquiry) (Audio: 121)The White House has been quiet since a report came out yesterday, alleging U-S President Donald Trump appealed to former F-B-I Director James Comey to abandon an investigation into then-National Security...
--Fifth NewsWatch-
---(US-Trump-Comey)The White House is denying the latest accusations being hurled its way.According to notes written by former F-B-I director James Comey after his February meeting with the U-S president, Donald Trump personally appealed to him to abandon...
First Nations Vow to Use Courts and Other Means If Necessary to Stop Keystone XL
First Nations vow to stop Keystone XL--CALGARY - A coalition of aboriginal groups from Canada and the U.S. has signed a declaration against the Keystone XL pipeline, vowing to use the courts and whatever other means necessary to block the controversial...
Flight-Diverted-Update
TORONTO - An Ontario man is in federal custody in Orlando, Florida after allegedly assaulting members of an Air Canada flight crew and trying to open the door of a plane while it was in flight.Court documents show Brandon Michael Courneyea (CORN'-yay)...
'Forever Etched in My Memory:' la Loche School Shooting Victims Address Hearing
Emotional statements from school shooting victims--MEADOW LAKE, Sask. - An assistant principal shot at a school in northern Saskatchewan says the teenage gunman must be sentenced as an adult because he alone chose to pull the trigger.The teen committed...
--Fourteenth NewsWatch-
---(Markets)North American stock markets are in freefall as investors worried that the latest turmoil in Washington could hinder President Donald Trump's pro-business agenda.The steep drop in New York today is the market's worst since September and ends...
--Fourth NewsWatch-
---(US-Trump-Comey)Another White House scandal has erupted involving former F-B-I director James Comey.Notes that the fired chief chronicled from his February Oval Office meeting with U-S President Donald Trump claim Trump asked Comey to end his investigation...
Guay, Osborne-Paradis Lead Canada's Alpine Team into 2017-18 Season
Guay leads alpine team into next season--CALGARY - World champion Erik Guay and bronze medallist Manny Osborne-Paradis are the headliners of Canada's alpine ski team for next season.Alpine Canada announced its World Cup alpine and ski cross teams for...
Injured Muskrat Named George Dies, Funds Raised for Rodent to Go toward Autopsy
George the muskrat dies despite vet's efforts--BOWMANVILLE, Ont. - An Ontario wildlife rescue centre that collected donations for an extensively injured muskrat says the animal has died but some of the funds raised will pay for an autopsy for the rodent.Soper...
'Into the Water' by Paula Hawkins Tops Maclean's Fiction List
'Into the Water' tops Maclean's fiction list--Here are the top 10 hardcover fiction and non-fiction books in Canada for the week ending May 14 as compiled by Maclean's magazine. The previous week's position is in parentheses.FICTION1. (-) Into the Water...
'I Wasn't Very Happy at First:' Shea Finds Footing after Trade to Whitecaps
Brek Shea finding his footing with Whitecaps--VANCOUVER - Brek Shea sits down on a bench before peeling off his cleats after a spirited practice. The Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder answers a couple of questions when the conversation turns to the circumstances...
Liberals Release Platform with $1.08 Billion in Spending, Tax Cuts
Liberals release $1-billion election platform--HALIFAX - Nova Scotia's Liberals released an election platform Wednesday that included a total of $1.08 billion in spending commitments and tax cuts over four years, along with promises to do more for those...
Liberals to Lay out Foreign Policy Next Month; Freeland Calls It 'Canola' Plan
Liberals prep major speech on foreign policy--WASHINGTON - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has tasked his foreign minister with delivering a major speech laying out the government's approach to international affairs on all its key pillars: development,...
Manitoba Government Planning to Review School Funding and Taxation Authority
Manitoba planning to review school funding--WINNIPEG - A planned review of how schools are funded in Manitoba is in the development stage and may examine issues like school board amalgamation and taxation authority.Education Minister Ian Wishart says...
Messier Looking for Ways to Get Kids Back into the Game of Hockey
Messier looking to grow the game of hockey--TORONTO - Hockey equipment has come a long way since Mark Messier used magazines as shinpads for a game of road hockey as a kid.The Hall of Famer hasn't forgotten those days and is helping lead a campaign to...
National Audio 11:55 AM ET
National Audio 11:55 AM ET--NAT067 - (US-Trump-Comey) WASHINGTON. x-15s. House Speaker Paul Ryan says Congress must gather all relevant information before passing judgment on U-S President Donald Trump's firing of F-B-I Director James Comey. Ryan told...
National Audio 12:45 PM ET
National Audio 12:45 PM ET--NAT076 - (Pregnant-Woman-Killed) TORONTO. x-12s. Toronto police are offering a reward of up to 50-thousand dollars for information leading to a conviction in the killing of a 33-year-old pregnant woman a year ago. Candice...
National Audio 2:05 PM ET
National Audio 2:05 PM ET--NAT090 - (US-Trump-Coast-Guard) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) NEW LONDON, Conn. x-13s. U-S President Donald Trump delivered a defiant defence of his presidency during a commencement address to U-S Coast Guard cadets. Trump told the...
National Audio 2:45 AM ET
National Audio 2:45 AM ET--NAT001 - (Trudeau-Seattle) ST. JOHN'S. x-15s. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to speak today at Microsoft C-E-O Summit in Washington state, where he'll pitch leaders of major multinational corporations about investing...
National Audio 3:25 PM ET
National Audio 3:25 PM ET--NAT098 - (US-MS-13-Arrests) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) LOS ANGELES. x-35s. (Alex Stone) Twenty-one members and associates of a brutal gang known as M-S-13 were arrested today as hundreds of U-S federal and local law enforcement fanned...
National Audio 4:35 PM ET
National Audio 4:35 PM ET--NAT107 - (US-Iran-Nuclear) WASHINGTON. x-32s. (Ben Thomas) The Trump administration says it will extend sanctions relief to Iran, but also take steps to show it's not letting Tehran off the hook. (SOURCE:The Associated Press)--NAT108...
National Audio 5:05 PM ET
National Audio 5:05 PM ET--NAT113 - (Que-Flooding-Compensation) MONTREAL. x-16s. The Quebec government says it is increasing the amount of financial assistance available for people dealing specifically with the aftermath of heavy flooding. Premier Philippe...
National Audio 5:35 AM ET
National Audio 5:35 AM ET--NAT019 - (US-Trump-Comey) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) WASHINGTON. x-27s. (Janai Norman) A-B-C News has confirmed U-S President Donald Trump asked former F-B-I Director James Comey to end his investigation into former national security...
National Audio 7:05 PM ET
National Audio 7:05 PM ET--NAT126 - (US-Trump-Russia-Probe) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-17s. Acting U-S Attorney General Rod Rosenstien has appointed a special counsel to investigate possible Russian meddling into the 2016 presidential election....
National Audio 7:35 PM ET
National Audio 7:35 PM ET--NAT131 - (Calgary-Police-Review) PRINCE ALBERT, Saskatchewan. x-10s. The father of a man shot by Calgary police two years ago is welcoming an independent review into the use of lethal force. Pat Heffernan's son Anthony was...
National Audio 9:05 AM ET
National Audio 9:05 AM ET--NAT045 - (US-Trump) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) WASHINGTON. x-29s. (Lana Zak) The White House is denying that U-S President Donald Trump asked the F-B-I to abandon its investigation into a former Trump advisor with ties to Russia....
National Audio 9:45 AM ET
National Audio 9:45 AM ET--NAT051 - (US-Chelsea-Manning-Release) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-29s. (Brad Mielke) Chelsea Manning has been released from a Kansas military prison after serving seven years for leaking classified government materials...
NHL 100: A Look at Five of the More Interesting Team Owners in League History
NHL 100: A look at five team owners--Some NHL team owners are wild, meddling and free-spending. Others try to let their clubs make news on the ice instead of off it. In the latest edition of NHL 100, a weekly series from The Canadian Press, we look at...
--Ninth NewsWatch-
---(RCMP-Labour-Trial)A retired assistant R-C-M-P commissioner says officers were outgunned and forced to make their own decisions during Justin Bourque's 2014 shooting rampage in Moncton, New Brunswick.The national police force is accused of violating...
No One Took Command during Gunman's 2014 Moncton Rampage, RCMP Trial Told
No one in command during rampage, trial told--MONCTON, N.B. - No one took command during a 2014 shooting rampage in Moncton, N.B., so officers were forced to make their own decisions amid the chaos, a retired assistant RCMP commissioner told the national...
Nova Scotia Election Roundup
Nova Scotia election roundup--HALIFAX - (NSElxn)Nova Scotia's Liberals have released an election platform that includes a total of $1.08 billion in spending commitments and tax cuts over four years.The platform is based on last month's budget that was...
--Ontario Update-
---(Ont-Opioid-Prescribing)A new report says almost two-million Ontarians -- about 14 per cent of the province's population -- filled prescriptions for opioids in the year ending March 31st, 2016.The report by Health Quality Ontario found that more than...
--Ontario Update-
---(US-Flight-Diverted)The wife of an Ontario man accused of causing a disturbance aboard an Air Canada flight says his arrest has come as a complete shock.Court documents say Brandon Michael Courneyea is in U-S custody after allegedly assaulting members...
Photo Advisory
Photo advisory--The Canadian Press photo advisory addition for Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Entries with an estimated photo transmission time (EST) are staffed by The Canadian Press or Associated Press photojournalists.ADDS:VICTORIA--B.C. Green Party Leader...
Political Stakes Set to Change for Opposition Conservatives under New Leader
Game about to change for Opposition Tories--OTTAWA - Conservative members of Parliament emerged Wednesday from their final caucus meeting under the leadership of Rona Ambrose -- and landed squarely in politically uncertain territory.In 10 days' time,...
Prairie Audio 2:10 PM MT
Prairie Audio 2:10 PM MT----PR12 - (Calgary-Police-Review)CALGARY. x-08s. The Calgary Police Service is launching an independent review that aims to one day eliminate fatal police shootings. There have been 14 such incidents over the past two years,...
Prairie Audio 4:10 PM MT
Prairie Audio 4:10 PM MT----PR17 - (Alta-Carbon-Rebates)EDMONTON. x-08s. The Alberta government is bringing in new rules so that when people die, their loved ones don't get notices in the mail demanding they pay back their carbon tax rebate. Finance...
Prairie Audio 5:00 PM MT
Prairie Audio 5:00 PM MT----PR21 - (Calgary-Police-Review)PRINCE ALBERT, Saskatchewan. x-11s. The father of a man shot by Calgary police two years ago says he welcomes an independent review into the use of lethal force. Pat Heffernan's son Anthony was...
--Prairie Update-
(Mba-Nickel-Mine-Closing)Vale Canada Limited is confirming that operations will be suspended at a nickel mine in Thompson, Manitoba.The United Steelworkers union says the Birchtree Mine will be shifting to a care and maintenance role and will no longer...
--Prairie Update-
---(Sask-School-Shooting)An assistant principal who was wounded in a shooting at a northern Saskatchewan school says the teenage gunman must be sentenced as an adult.Phyllis Longobardi gave an emotional victim impact statement at the teen's sentencing...
Prep-Agriculture-Report
(Mba-PED)Manitoba Agriculture says that a 14th on-farm case of the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus has been confirmed in the province.The latest case was confirmed yesterday.It was discovered at a feeder pig operation in southeast Manitoba.The farm was...
Prep-LifeWatch
---(Ont-Opioid-Prescribing)Almost two-million Ontarians -- or 14 per cent of the province's population -- has filled prescriptions for opioids over the 2015-2016 fiscal year.The new report from Health Quality Ontario is suggesting patients continued...
Provincially Funded Electric Vehicle Discovery Centre Opens in Toronto
Electric vehicle discovery centre opens in Toronto--TORONTO - A centre where people can learn about electric vehicles and take them for a test drive has opened in Toronto with the help of $1 million from the Ontario government.Environment Minister Glen...
Quebec Announces Increase in Financial Assistance for Flood Victims
Quebec increases aid for flood victims--MONTREAL - The amount of financial assistance available for people dealing specifically with the aftermath of heavy flooding this year has been topped up, the Quebec government announced Wednesday.Premier Philippe...
Quebec Director Philippe Falardeau Fights Boxing Tropes with 'Chuck'
Falardeau's 'Chuck' fights boxing tropes--TORONTO - In making a film about the real-life boxer who inspired Sylvester Stallone's Rocky character, Quebec director Philippe Falardeau wanted to deliver an emotional punch.But he had to convince the man himself,...
Resolute U.S. Racketeering Lawsuit against Greenpeace Moved to California
Georgia judge moves Resolute-Greenpeace suit--TORONTO - A racketeering lawsuit launched by multinational forestry giant Resolute Forest Products against Greenpeace should be heard in California, an American court has ruled.Amid a ramped-up public relations...
Rising Waters of B.C. Rivers Still Causing Soggy Woe for Southern Interior
No end in sight to southern B.C. flood threat--VANCOUVER - Waterways in British Columbia's Nicola Valley, near Merritt, are the latest to burst their banks, forcing evacuations and alerts, as flooding continues to cause problems across the southern Interior....
Sajjan to Mark Peacekeepers Day at United Nations despite Mission Indecision
Peacekeeping delays raise UN eyebrows--OTTAWA - Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan is expected to face pointed questions when he travels to the United Nations next week to help commemorate those peacekeepers who have been killed in the line of duty.The minister...
Saskatchewan to Appeal School Funding Decision That It Already Plans to Bypass
Saskatchewan appeals school funding decision--REGINA - The Saskatchewan government says it will appeal a Court of Queen's Bench ruling that says the province can't provide Catholic schools funding for students who aren't Catholic.In a release, Justice...
Schultz, Rust out for Game 3 as Pens Lineup Shuffle Continues; Daley, Streit Might Return
Schultz, Rust out as Pens lineup shuffle continues--OTTAWA - The Pittsburgh Penguins will be without Justin Schultz and Bryan Rust for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference final as injuries continue to mount for the defending Stanley Cup champions.Schultz...
--Seventeenth NewsWatch-
---(US-Trump-Russia-Probe) (Audio: 125)The U-S Justice Department has appointed former F-B-I Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to oversee a federal investigation into potential co-ordination between Russia and the Trump campaign during the...
--Seventh NewsWatch-
---(US-Trump) (Audio: 47)Washington is reeling over accusations U-S President Donald Trump personally appealed to F-B-I Director James Comey to abandon the bureau's investigation into National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.The White House issued a furious...
Six Stories in the News Today, May 17
Six stories in the news today, May 17--Six stories in the news for Wednesday, May 17------PM TRUDEAU TO PROMOTE CANADIAN TECH AT MICROSOFT MEETINGPrime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to pitch major companies on investing in Canada's technology sector...
--Sixth NewsWatch-
---(US-Trump) (Audio: 41)Russian President Vladimir Putin is suggesting his country will share the records of last week's talks between his foreign minister and U-S President Donald Trump, if the White House approves.And he's dismissing the ongoing scandal...
Sophomore Fisher Shows Promise despite Impact's Defensive Struggles
Fisher making most of chance with Impact--MONTREAL - Kyle Fisher is doing his best to make decisions tougher for Montreal Impact coach Mauro Biello.Injuries to Victor Cabrera (ankle) and Hassoun Camara (concussion) gave the 22-year-old a chance to show...
SportsCall Audio 10:10 AM ET
SportsCall Audio 10:10 AM ET--NAT059 - (SPORTS-HKN-Playoffs-Senators) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) OTTAWA. x-15s. The Ottawa Senators return home tonight for Game 3 of their Eastern Conference final series against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Phil Kessel scored...
Study of Ancient Arctic Temperatures Could Predict How Greenland Ice Will Melt
Arctic was once warmer than believed: study--Researchers studying ancient ice from Canada's Arctic say the samples reveal new information on what climate change could do.The ice cores were drilled to a depth of a few hundred metres on Ellesmere Island...
--Tenth NewsWatch-
---(RCMP-Labour-Trial)A retired assistant R-C-M-P commissioner has told the Mounties' Labour Code trial that no one got on the air and clearly articulated what was happening during the 2014 shooting rampage in Moncton.Alphonse MacNeil conducted an independent...
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Thursday, May 18
The Canadian Press News Agenda for May 18--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for May 18 as of 9:30 p.m. ET: x-denotes wire, y-denotes picture, z-denotes graphics coverage. Copy from other events based on merit and availability. All times local...
--Third NewsWatch-
---(US-Trump-Comey)(Audio:19)There appears to be no end lately to bombshell reports about the Trump administration.A day after news U-S President Trump gave classified information to Russia's visiting foreign minister, there's an allegation that Trump...
--Thirteenth NewsWatch-
---(US-Trump) (Audio: 91)U-S President Donald Trump used a speech to U-S Coast Guard Academy graduates to talk about how unfairly he has been treated by the media.At the academy's commencement, Trump told those assembled that things are not always fair...
Today in History - May 17
Today in History - May 17--Today in History for May 17:In 1630, the belts of the planet Jupiter were first observed.In 1673, Fathers Marquette and Joliet set out across Lake Michigan to rediscover the Mississippi River and claim for France all the land...
Toronto Police to Offer $50K Reward in 2016 Fatal Shooting of Pregnant Woman
Reward offered in shooting of pregnant woman--TORONTO - A year after shots fired at a car killed a 33-year-old pregnant woman, Toronto police are offering a reward of up to $50,000 for information leading to the conviction of those responsible.Candice...
Transgender Community, NDP Urge Trudeau Government to Change Travel Regulations
Trans people urge travel regulation change--OTTAWA - Jennifer McCreath has a fear of flying of a different sort: a fear she won't be allowed on board.McCreath, a 43-year-old transgender woman in St. John's, N.L., takes issue with a federal regulation...
--Twelfth NewsWatch-
---(US-Trump) (Audio: 90)With talk that he possibly tried to influence an F-B-I investigation swirling around him, U-S President Donald Trump complained today that "no politician in history'' has been treated worse.Trump made the claim as he addressed...
--Twentieth NewsWatch-
---(US-Trump-Comey)An associate of James Comey says the former F-B-I director documented conversations he had with U-S President Donald Trump.The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, says the memos were meant to keep a record of encounters Comey...
Unicorn Drinks, Rabbit Pizza and Lobster Poutine on Offer at Calgary Stampede
Unicorn drinks, rabbit pizza on Stampede menu--CALGARY - The annual reveal of new foods coming to the Calgary Stampede has been released, and the list includes both the sickeningly sweet and the simply weird.The Unicorn White Hot Chocolate offers white...
U.S. Teen's Death after Caffeine Binge Sparks Concern over Energy Drinks
Teen's death sparks concern over energy drinks--TORONTO - The death of a 16-year-old South Carolina boy from a probable caffeine-induced heart arrhythmia has renewed concerns about the risks of young people consuming energy drinks and other beverages...
US-Trump
WASHINGTON - ---U-S President Donald Trump is complaining that "no politician in history" has been treated worse.His grumbling comes as Democrats demand an independent commission to dig into his firing of F-B-I Director James Comey while Republican...
Vancouver Requires Carbon Monoxide Alarms, Sets Fines for Unsafe Behaviours
Carbon monoxide alarms required in Vancouver homes--VANCOUVER - The City of Vancouver has tightened its fire bylaw in an effort to keep residents safe from threats ranging from carbon monoxide to grass fires.Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services Capt. Jonathan...
Visiting Teams Finding New Hurdles in Coming to Canada to Face Rugby's Wolfpack
Visiting the Wolfpack den can be complicated--TORONTO - Taking on rugby league's first transatlantic team involves more than boarding a plane to Toronto.Barrow Raiders coach Paul Crarey has spent this week monitoring medical reports and visa applications...
Weaver Says Greens Will Fight Pipeline, Calls Clark's Liberals 'Reckless'
B.C. Green leader pledges to fight pipeline--VICTORIA - British Columbia's three Green members will use their increased political clout to fight Kinder Morgan's $7.4-billion Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project, party leader Andrew Weaver says.Weaver...
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