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2017 Canadian Football League Schedule
2017 Canadian Football League Schedule--The 2017 Canadian Football League schedule as released by the league (all times Eastern):PRE-SEASONWEEK ONETuesday, June 6B.C. at Calgary, 9 p.m.Thursday, June 8Hamilton at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.Montreal at Toronto,...
2017 Canadian Football League Team-by-Team Schedules
2017 Canadian Football League Team-by-Team Schedules--2017 Canadian Football League team-by-team schedules:B.C. LIONS(All Times Pacific)Pre-SeasonTuesday, June 6B.C. at Calgary, 6 p.m.Friday, June 16Saskatchewan at B.C., 7 p.m.Regular SeasonSaturday,...
ADVISORY-Atl-Calendar
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Advisory-Prairie-Calendar
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After Pilots Organize, Push Is Now on to Unionize WestJet Flight Attendants
Push is on to unionize WestJet flight attendants--CALGARY - A recent successful bid to unionize WestJet (TSX:WJA) pilots has prompted a push to organize flight attendants at the airline.The airline, Canada's second-largest, has long prided itself on...
Alberta Passes New Labour Rules to Wrap Up Spring Sitting of Legislature
Labour bill ends Alberta legislature sitting--EDMONTON - Alberta Premier Rachel Notley's government passed new workplace rules and exchanged broadsides with the opposition before the spring sitting of the legislature wrapped up Tuesday.The first overhaul...
Almost 2,500 Canadians Died from Opioid-Related Overdoses Last Year: Data
Opioid crisis worst in western Canada: data--OTTAWA - New data suggests almost 2,500 Canadians died from opioid-related overdoses in 2016 -- deaths that federal Health Minister Jane Philpott says were preventable.The data released Tuesday by the Public...
A Look at Some of the Points Made in the Saskatchewan Auditor's 2017 Report
A look at the Saskatchewan auditor's report--REGINA - Saskatchewan auditor Judy Ferguson has released the first volume of her 2017 report. Here is a look at some of the points she made:Climate change: As of January 2017, Saskatchewan did not have a provincial...
Alphonso Davies Receives Canadian Citizenship, Gets First National Team Call-Up
Alphonso Davies receives Canadian citizenship--VANCOUVER - Alphonso Davies is one step closer to playing for Canada.The 16-year-old Vancouver Whitecaps phenom received his citizenship on Tuesday, paving the way for a first national team call-up."It's...
Angry Birds
HARBOUR BRETON, N.L. - ---A 27-year-old Newfoundland man is hoping a little divine intervention will help him get rid of some angry birds.Johnaton Poulain has endured weeks of torment by a pair of ravens that have been laying siege to his new house in...
Atlantic Update
(NB-Property-Assessment)New Brunswick's opposition Tories says the resignation of Justice Joseph Robertson from a review of the property assessment issue in the province is raising questions.Party leader Blaine Higgs says he like to know if the auditor...
--Atlantic Update-
(NS-Licence-Plate-Controversy)The Nova Scotia Supreme Court has set a date next year to hear the case of a man whose personalized licence plate was deemed offensive by the province.Lorne Grabher's licence plate was revoked by Nova Scotia's Registry of...
Auditor Calls for Better Pipeline Regulations, Monitoring in Saskatchewan
Auditor calls for better pipeline regulations--REGINA - Saskatchewan's provincial auditor says the government isn't doing enough to effectively regulate oil and gas pipelines.Judy Ferguson says in her annual report that as of the end of March, the Ministry...
Autopsy Report Shows Canadian Killed Fighting ISIL Died from Head Injury: Mother
Cdn killed fighting ISIL died from head injury: mother--An Ontario woman whose son was killed secretly fighting against Islamic State militants in northern Syria last year says she was devastated to finally learn the details of his death.Tina Martino...
B.C.'S NDP-Green Agreement Required Reading Ahead of Likely Minority Government
B.C.'s NDP-Green agreement required reading--VICTORIA - The recently signed New Democrat and Green party manifesto to form what is likely to result in British Columbia's first minority government in sixty-five years has become required reading for business,...
--B-C Update-
---(YUKON-MMIW-Inquiry)Families who shared heart-breaking stories about their loved ones at the National Inquiry Into Missing and Murdered Women in Whitehorse last week say the commissioners must keep listening and adapting as they move to other communities.Shaun...
--B-C Update-
------(BC-Site-C-Horgan)Green Leader Andrew Weaver has responded to a letter from Premier Christy Clark that warns delaying work on the Site C project in northeast B-C could cost taxpayers 600 million dollars.An agreement between the N-D-P and Green...
B.C. Veterinary Group Sorry for Discrimination against South Asian Members
Veterinary group sorry for discrimination--VANCOUVER - A group representing veterinarians across British Columbia has apologized for discriminating against some of its South Asian members and is vowing to do better.The College of Veterinarians of British...
'Big Brother Canada' Fans Mobilize on Twitter in Bid to Save Reality TV Series
'Big Brother Canada' goes on hiatus--TORONTO - Fans of "Big Brother Canada" are hoping to save the reality TV series from cancellation.Viewers hopped on social media to show their support after host Arisa Cox confirmed the Canadian edition of the reality...
Bill Cosby-Update
NORRISTOWN, Pa. - The Canadian woman who is Bill Cosby's chief accuser took the stand at his sexual assault trial today to tell her story publicly for the first time.Toronto native Andrea Constand told court the comedian groped her after giving her three...
Calls Continue for Probe of Murder-Suicide Involving Former Canadian Soldier
Calls continue for probe of murder-suicide--HALIFAX - A suicide review may have been conducted after former Canadian soldier Lionel Desmond fatally shot his wife, daughter and mother before turning the gun on himself earlier this year, but Veterans Affairs...
Canada 150: Our Long, Hard Battle That Became 'The Bedrock of Allied Victory'
Canada 150: Our game-changing war at sea--ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - At about 4 a.m. on Dec. 1, 1940, three torpedoes streamed through the frigid North Atlantic.Two missed their target, the destroyer HMCS Saguenay.The third, fired from the Italian submarine...
Canada 150: 'Through Hell and High Water'
Canada 150: 'Through hell and high water'--ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Norman Crewe still hears the sound of men crying out from the dark waves of the North Atlantic for help that wouldn't come in time."It stays with you for the rest of your life," he said. "You'd...
Celebrity Birthdays for June 6
Celebrity birthdays for June 6--Celebrity Birthdays for June 6:Singer-songwriter Gary (U.S.) Bonds is 78.Country singer Joe Stampley is 74.Jazz pianist Monty Alexander is 73.Actor Robert Englund (Freddie Krueger) is 70.Folk singer Holly Near is 68.Singer...
'Come from Away' Stories Leading Up to Tony Awards
'Come From Away' stories leading up to Tony Awards--"Come From Away" is only the second Canadian-written show in the 71-year history of the Tonys to vie for the marquee best musical award, following 2006's "The Drowsy Chaperone." In the lead up to Sunday's...
Comic Books, Duelling and Witchcraft: Highlights from the Criminal Code Cleanup
Highlights from the Criminal Code cleanup--OTTAWA - Would you like to challenge someone to a duel?As things stand now, that would be an indictable offence and could get you up to two years behind bars -- or, perhaps, in the stocks.The Liberal government,...
CWHL Announces Expansion into China with New Team, the Kunlun Red Star
CWHL announces expansion into China--TORONTO - The Canadian Women's Hockey League is expanding into China.The league announced the expansion Monday night at a press conference at the Hockey Hall of Fame. The new team, the CWHL's sixth, will be based...
Depth, D and Rinne Have Predators Back Even in the Stanley Cup Final
Depth, D and Rinne have Preds back even--PITTSBURGH - When they left Pittsburgh last week, the Nashville Predators were in "nasty" 2-0 hole and their chances in the Stanley Cup final were looking grim.That deficit is no more. Depth, defence and the resurgence...
Dog Safety Was Top Priority on 'Megan Leavey,' Say Kate Mara and Director
Dog safety was 'paramount' on 'Megan Leavey'--TORONTO - As a dog owner and animal rights advocate, actress Kate Mara says she likes to ensure that her four-legged co-stars are treated well on set.But that wasn't ever a concern with her new film "Megan...
Dog Safety Was Top Priority on 'Megan Leavey,' Say Kate Mara and Director
Dog safety was 'paramount' on 'Megan Leavey'--TORONTO - As a dog owner and animal rights advocate, actress Kate Mara says she likes to ensure that her four-legged co-stars are treated well on set.But that wasn't ever a concern with her new film "Megan...
--Eighth NewsWatch-
---(Britain-London-Bridge-Attack) (Audio: 74)London Mayor Sadiq Khan says the U-K should not be rolling out the red carpet for U-S President Donald Trump.That's in the wake of Trump misquoting Khan and sharply criticizing him following Saturday night's...
--Eleventh NewsWatch-
---(Justice-Modernization) (Audio: P05)The federal government has announced it plans to make changes to several laws to bring legislation up to date and up to speed with the courts.Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould says the sexual assault law will...
Emera Officials Optimistic They'll Get Clean Energy Deal with Massachusetts
Emera pushing ahead with Atlantic Link--SAINT JOHN, N.B. - Emera Inc. is banking on hopes that Massachusetts will see its proposed submarine power cable from New Brunswick to Plymouth, Mass., as the best option to provide the state with clean electricity.Company...
Ex-Montreal Mayor Michael Applebaum Granted Parole after Serving Minimum
Ex-Montreal mayor Michael Applebaum gets parole--MONTREAL - Former Montreal mayor Michael Applebaum was granted parole Tuesday after serving one-sixth of his one-year sentence on corruption-related charges.The provincial parole board attached several...
--Fifteenth NewsWatch-
---(Freeland-Foreign-Speech) (Audio: P02)Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says even with Canada's "incredibly good relationship" with the U-S, we cannot rely on them for military protection.Freeland told the House of Commons today that Canada...
--Fifth NewsWatch-
---(London-Bridge-Attack)(Audio:59)People across Britain have stopped for a moment of silence this morning to remember those killed and injured in the London Bridge attack.Commuters paused in train stations, hospital staff gathered in hospital foyers,...
--First NewsWatch-
---(London Bridge-Attack)British police say all 12 people arrested in the hours after Saturday night's London Bridge attack have been released without charge.All were detained Sunday in the Barking district of east London authorities say was home to...
First Supervised Injection Site to Open in Surrey but Some Say They Won't Use It
Safe injection site set to open in Surrey, B.C.--SURREY, B.C. - Drug users will start injecting their own heroin or other illicit substances at a new supervised injection site opening this week in Surrey, B.C., in efforts to curb a crisis in overdose...
Five Things about Minister Chrystia Freeland's Foreign Policy Speech
Five things about Freeland's policy speech--OTTAWA - Remember Responsible Conviction? That was so 2016.That was the label Stephane Dion gave to Canada's foreign policy last year when Barack Obama was in the White House and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau...
Flood Risk Downgraded on Some B.C. Rivers, but Kelowna Residents Still Watchful
Flood risk downgraded on some B.C. rivers--VANCOUVER - A flood watch is in effect for the South Thompson and Shuswap rivers in B.C.'s southern Interior, but the River Forecast Centre has downgraded the risk on the North Thompson River and on the Thompson...
Former Homeless Man Donates $10K to Ontario Shelter That Supported Him
Former homeless man donates $10K to shelter--An Ontario man who was homeless for years has donated $10,000 to a shelter that supported him after receiving compensation from a residential school settlement.The act of kindness has triggered a slew of donations...
--Fourteenth NewsWatch-
---(Freeland-Foreign-Speech) (Audio: P03)Ahead of a defence policy review expected to call for billions in new military spending, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says sometimes Canadian diplomacy and development need the backing of "hard power."In...
--Fourth NewsWatch-
---(Britain-Concert-Blast)A brother of the suicide bomber who attacked the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England last month has been released without charges.The May 22nd bombing killed 22 people, as well as the bomber Salman Abedi, a Brit of...
Freeland Says Canada Needs More Military 'Hard Power' as U.S. Looks Inward
Freeland calls for more hard power--OTTAWA - Canada's new foreign policy will involve spending billions on "hard power" military capability because the country can't rely on an American ally that has turned inward, says Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia...
Greater Montreal Area Posts Record Home Sales in May, Up 15 per Cent from 2016
Montreal home sales surge 15 per cent--MONTREAL - A record number of homes were sold in the Montreal area last month, the Greater Montreal Real Estate Board said Tuesday amid concerns that a foreign buyers' tax in Toronto could be having a spillover...
Griffin Poetry Prize Nominee Jordan Abel Explores Appropriation in 'Injun'
Griffin-nominated 'Injun' explores appropriation--TORONTO - While the western continues to fascinate modern-day storytellers and audiences, Jordan Abel is troubled by the trend."It's something that I can't ever be a part of because of how deeply problematic...
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 3 P.M. Tuesday, June 5
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory--Good afternoon from the Canadian Press lifestyles department!Advisories will typically hit the wire around 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. ET and will also be sent to editors by email. If you'd like to be added to the email list please...
Ikea Canada on Target to Double Its Footprint by 2025, Says New President
Ikea Canada on pace to double its stores by 2025--TORONTO - Ikea says it's on track to double the number of stores it has in Canada over the next decade because it believes today's Internet-savvy shoppers still see the value in a bricks-and-mortar experience."If...
'It Hurts:' Family Angry over Jailing, Shackling of Sex Assault Victim
Family angry over treatment of sex assault victim--EDMONTON - The family of an indigenous sex assault victim who was jailed and shackled while testifying against her attacker is angry about how she was treated by Alberta's justice system and wants the...
LCBO Staff Take Another Step toward Possible Strike
LCBO staff take another step toward strike--TORONTO - The union representing workers at the Liquor Control Board of Ontario has taken another step toward a potential strike.The Ontario Public Service Employees Union says it has requested a no board report...
Libs Back Motion in Support of Trans Mountain, despite B.C. Government Turmoil
Libs back motion on Trans Mountain pipeline--OTTAWA - The federal Liberal government has thrown its weight behind an Opposition motion backing Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, even as political turmoil in British Columbia threatens...
Low-Income Renters in Manitoba to Be Hit by Cuts to Rent Assist Program
Low-income renters to be hit by cuts--WINNIPEG - A pair of Manitoba organizations is sounding the alarm about cuts to a provincial program that could affect thousands of low-income renters.Make Poverty History and Right to Housing Coalition said cuts...
Montreal Mob Drama, 'Fubar' TV Series among Additions to City 2017/18 Schedule
Montreal mob drama, 'Fubar' headed to City schedule--TORONTO - A TV series based on the Canadian cult-hit mockumentary "Fubar" and a drama inspired by the "Shakespearean" life of Montreal mob boss Vito Rizzuto are among the homegrown shows headed to...
Morneau Says New Infrastructure Bank to Shield Taxpayers from Project Risks
Morneau defends risks of infrastructure bank--OTTAWA - The federal finance minister came to the defence Tuesday of the Liberals' promised, $35-billion infrastructure bank, insisting it would create less risk for taxpayers than if the government shouldered...
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 (15,464.56, up 54.78 points):B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Up 34 cents, or 9.88 per cent, to $3.78 on 9.5...
National Audio 10:05 AM ET
National Audio 10:05 AM ET--NAT075 - (Britain-London-Bridge-Attack) NEWCASTLE, England. x-14s. Security has become a key issue in the run-up to Thursday's British election. One of the London Bridge attackers, Khuram Shazad Butt appeared in the documentary...
National Audio 10:55 AM ET
National Audio 10:55 AM ET--NAT081 - (AS-Australia-Siege) MELBOURNE, Australia. x-10s. A siege at an apartment building in a suburb of Melbourne, Australia is being treated as an act of terror. The 29-year-old man who took a woman hostage yesterday after...
National Audio 1:05 PM ET
National Audio 1:05 PM ET--NAT096 - (US-Trump-London-Bridge) LONDON. x-04s. U-S President Donald Trump's sons are defending their father over his tweets about London's mayor. Mayor Sadiq Khan tweeted over the weekend for people not to be alarmed by the...
National Audio 12:15 PM ET
National Audio 12:15 PM ET--NAT090 - (US-Music-Chuck-Berry-Final-Album) (FOR PRODUCTION) (NOTE LENGTH) UNDATED. x-50s. Chuck Berry did things his own way, right up to his final album, a 10-song set nearly four decades in the making. The St. Louis native...
National Audio 1:55 PM ET
National Audio 1:55 PM ET--NAT104 - (EU-UN-Human-Rights) WASHINGTON. x-31s. (Walter Ratliff) The U-S government is being urged to act on its own human rights issues. (SOURCE:The Associated Press)--NAT105 - (US-Covfefe-Name-Change) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE)...
National Audio 3:55 PM ET
National Audio 3:55 PM ET--NAT117 - (US-General-Motors-Shareholders-Meeting) DETROIT. x-10s. Another major American company is giving a thumbs down to President Donald Trump's announcement that the U-S will withdraw from the Paris climate accord. General...
National Audio 4:05 AM ET
National Audio 4:05 AM ET--NAT023 - (AS-Australia-Siege) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) SYDNEY, Australia. x-20s. A police standoff in a Melbourne, Australia suburb is being treated as an act of terror, though police say the suspect does not appear to be connected...
National Audio 5:35 AM ET
National Audio 5:35 AM ET--NAT040 - (US-Harvard-Admission-Revocation) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-31s. (Dave Schreiber) At least 10 students who thought they'd be going to Harvard in the fall will no longer be going. A-B-C'S Dave Schreiber explains....
National Audio 5:55 AM ET
National Audio 5:55 AM ET--NAT051 - (ENT-Star-Wars-Memorabilia-Stolen) UNDATED. x-39s. (Jackie Quinn) One of the world's biggest collectors of "Star Wars" memorabilia is thanking his lucky stars that a theft was discovered before the items were gone...
National Audio 6:55 AM ET
National Audio 6:55 AM ET--NAT057 - (EU-Britain-London-Bridge-Attack) (FOR PRODUCTION) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) LONDON. x-29s. Britons observed a moment of silence this morning for the victims of Saturday's terror attack in London. Seven people were and...
National Audio 6:55 PM ET
National Audio 6:55 PM ET--NAT139 - (Alta-Assault-Victim-Confined) EDMONTON. x-16s. The family of an indigenous sex assault victim who was jailed and shackled while testifying against her attacker is angry about how she was treated by Alberta's justice...
National Audio 7:45 PM ET
National Audio 7:45 PM ET--NAT144 - (Dino-Skin) EDMONTON. x-14s. New research calls into question the notion that Tyrannosaurus rex and its closest relatives were coated in feathers. University of Alberta paleontologist Scott Persons says fossilized...
National Audio 9:05 PM ET
National Audio 9:05 PM ET--NAT154 - (Obama-Montreal) MONTREAL. x-20s. Former U-S president Barack Obama gave a speech in Montreal today defending the international order the U-S and its allies such as Canada created after the Second World War. He said...
Nearly One in Five First-Time Homebuyers Received Help with Down Payment: CMHC
Families help 18% of first-time homebuyers: CMHC--OTTAWA - Nearly one in five first-time homebuyers received help with a down payment from a family member, according to a survey conducted by the federal housing agency released Tuesday.Canada Mortgage...
New Democrats Say Safeguards in Place for Their Leadership Process
NDP says their leadership system secure--OTTAWA - Federal New Democrats have confidence in the voting system they have in place for their leadership race as mud continues to fly over the recently concluded Conservative campaign."The voting system we...
New Vancity Report Reveals Home Buyers Can't Count on Cheaper Suburbs
Housing study shows cheaper suburbs disappearing--VANCOUVER - A new report from a Vancouver credit union says home buyers on British Columbia's southern coast can no longer turn to the suburbs to find more affordable housing. Vancity tracked the markets...
--Nineteenth NewsWatch-
---(Freeland-Foreign-Speech)Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister told the House of Commons today that sometimes Canadian diplomacy and development require the backing of hard power.Chrystia Freeland's foreign policy speech previewed a push to spend billions...
--Ninth NewsWatch-
---(Freeland-Foreign-Speech)Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says the country doesn't need a "Canada First" policy in the face of U-S President Donald Trump's policies.But she has told Parliament that Canada does need to spend billions on its...
N.L. Man Calls in Priest to Deal with Persistent Ravens Pecking at His Home
Man calls in priest to deal with ravens--HARBOUR BRETON, N.L. - For Johnaton Poulain, it's like living in the middle of an Alfred Hitchcock movie.The rattled Newfoundlander has endured weeks of torment by a pair of ravens that have been laying siege...
Obama Decries Lack of U.S. Leadership on Climate; Defends 'International Order'
Obama defends 'international order' in Montreal--MONTREAL - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Barack Obama met at a restaurant Tuesday night following the former U.S. president's speech to the Montreal Board of Trade.Trudeau tweeted a picture of the...
Obama Quotes from Former U.S. President's Montreal Appearance
Montreal quotes from ex-U.S. president Obama--MONTREAL - Former U.S. president Barack Obama held a question-and-answer session after a speech to the Montreal Board of Trade on Tuesday. Here are some quotes from that exchange: Economy:"The advent of...
Ontario Looks at Ways to Make Child Care More Affordable
Ontario plans for more affordable child care--TORONTO - Ontario is looking at ways to make child care more affordable for families in the province, announcing a framework the minister in charge calls a step toward universal child care.A new strategy...
Ontario's Progressive Conservatives High in Polls, but Divisions Could Distract
PCs fight many fronts on election battlefield--TORONTO - Ontario's Progressive Conservatives are riding high above the unpopular governing Liberals in the polls, but internal party divisions could distract from that momentum one year away from the next...
--Ontario Update-
---(Ont-Ambulance)Paramedics with the Canadian Union of Public Employees are taking issue with the provincial government's plan to revamp its ambulance system.The government says the new system it plans to start rolling out next March would redirect...
--Ontario Update-
---(Ont-LCBO)The union representing L-C-B-O workers has taken action that could lead to a potential strike.The Ontario Public Service Employees Union says it has requested a no board report from the Ministry of Labour -- and members would be in a legal...
Parliament Audio 11:35 AM ET
Parliament Audio 11:35 AM ET--P04 - (Freeland-Foreign-Speech) OTTAWA. x-18s. Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says Canadians need to spend billions on "hard power" military capability because they can't rely on the U-S or others for protection....
Parliament Audio 3:55 PM ET
Parliament Audio 3:55 PM ET--P11 - (Infrastructure-Bank) OTTAWA. x-14s. Finance Minister Bill Morneau is giving his strongest defence yet of the Liberals' plan to create a new infrastructure financing agency. In an interview with The Canadian Press,...
Photo Advisory Addition
Photo advisory addition--The Canadian Press photo advisory for Tuesday, June 6, 2017. Entries with an estimated photo transmission time (EST) are staffed by The Canadian Press or Associated Press photojournalists.ADDITIONS: AP coverage, US East and Central...
Police Watchdog Investigates Possible Excessive Force, Assault by Halifax Cops
Police watchdog investigates arrest--HALIFAX - Nova Scotia's independent police watchdog is investigating a possible case of excessive use of force by Halifax Regional Police officers during an arrest in late April.The province's Serious Incident Response...
Prairie Audio 4:20 PM MT
Prairie Audio 4:20 PM MT----PR12 - (Sask-Auditor-Climate Change)TORONTO. x-06s. Saskatchewan's provincial auditor says the government does not have targets or a mitigation plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. And Judy Ferguson says without plans,...
Prairie Audio 4:40 PM MT
Prairie Audio 4:40 PM MT----PR15 - (Alta-Assault-Victim-Confined)EDMONTON. x-14s. The family of an indigenous sex assault victim who was jailed and shackled while testifying against her attacker is angry about how she was treated by Alberta's justice...
Prairie Audio 5:10 PM MT
Prairie Audio 5:10 PM MT----PR18 - (Dino-Skin)EDMONTON. x-06s. New research calls into question the notion that Tyrannosaurus rex and its closest relatives were coated in feathers. An international team of researchers, including University of Alberta...
--Prairie Update-
(Mba-Eye-Doctors)There are renewed calls for the Manitoba government to take a closer look at the closure of Winnipeg's Misericordia Urgent Care Centre.A new letter from Eye Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba said the closure puts the future of eye...
--Prairie Update-
(Alta-Legis-Sitting)Alberta's N-D-P government has wrapped up the spring sitting of the legislature, passing new workplace rules while exchanging broadsides with the opposition.Bill 17 -- the first overhaul of Alberta's labour law in three decades --...
Premier Warns NDP, Greens That Delaying Site C Dam in B.C. Could Cost $600M
Delaying Site C dam in B.C. could cost $600M: Clark--VANCOUVER - British Columbia's political leaders exchanged duelling letters over the future of the Site C dam project on Tuesday, with Premier Christy Clark arguing that delays will cost hundreds of...
Prep-Agriculture-Report
(MacAulay-Perdue)Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay has held his first face-to-face meeting with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue.The meeting took place yesterday in Toronto.The two discussed shared priorities and underlined the...
Prep-Entertainment-Report for Tuesday, June 6
Prep-Entertainment-Report for June 6-----ARIANA GRANDE - PIERS MORGANUNDATED (AP) -- Ariana Grande has managed to win over a critic -- in the form of British T-V host Piers Morgan. The former C-N-N talking head went off on Grande on Twitter after the...
PREP-Lifewatch
---<(C Section Study)Rising cesarean section rates worldwide have led to a growing push by obstetricians for women to opt for vaginal deliveries.However, some vaginal deliveries require help from forceps or a vacuum.Previous data on maternal and child...
Private MRIs Not Yet Decreasing Public Wait for Scans: Saskatchewan Auditor
Private MRIs not decreasing waits: auditor--REGINA - Saskatchewan's auditor says a one-for-one model that allows private MRI scans as long a second scan is done at no charge for a patient on the public wait list is not reducing wait times.However, Ferguson...
Protesters Argue for Civil Disobedience; Mayor Says It Crosses a Line
Protesters argue for civil disobedience--REGINA - A group of about 40 protesters rallied outside Regina city hall on Monday in favour of civil disobedience."At a certain point, you have to take a stand to protect basic social and economic rights for...
Quebec Government in Court Battle over Distribution of Public Data
Quebec fights distribution of business data--MONTREAL - A website owned by a U.K.-based company is fighting the Quebec government in court for prohibiting it from collecting public information on firms in the province and then making it available to...
Quotes, Reaction to Freeland Foreign Policy Speech
Quotes on Freeland foreign policy speech--OTTAWA - Some quotes from Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland's foreign policy speech Tuesday and reaction to it:"To put it plainly: Canadian diplomacy and development sometimes require the backing of...
Research Suggests T. Rex Was Covered in Scales Instead of Feathers
T. Rex was scaly, not feathered: study--EDMONTON - Research suggests Tyrannosaurus rex and some of its close relatives were covered in tiny scales and not feathers as many scientists previously thought.An international team of researchers, including...
Roadside Drug-Testing Devices Worked Well in Pilot Project, Public Safety Says
Roadside drug-testing pilot went well: feds--OTTAWA - The federal government says new pilot-project results suggest roadside testing devices can be successfully used to help detect drug-influenced driving -- another milestone on the road to legalizing...
SaskEnergy Ends Natural Gas Service to 250 Property Owners Due to Ground Movement
'Too much ground movement': SaskEnergy ends service--REGINA - About 250 property owners along a lake northwest of Regina are losing natural gas service due to continued ground movement and the risk of explosion.SaskEnergy says that makes it unsafe, so...
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