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Actor Kim Coates Gets Honorary Degree from University of Saskatchewan
Actor Kim Coates gets honorary degree--SASKATOON - Actor Kim Coates came back to his hometown Tuesday to receive an honorary Doctor of Letters degree from the University of Saskatchewan.Coates, who has starred in "Sons of Anarchy," "Black Hawk Down"...
ADVISORY-Atl-Calendar
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ADVISORY-B-C Calendar
Here is Wednesday's B.C. calendar:KELOWNA - Judge-alone trial for Jason McBride, Michael Jones and Jujhar Khun-Khun charged with first-degree murder, attempted murder and gun offences related to the August 2011 slaying of Jonathan Bacon and the wounding...
ADVISORY-B-C-Staff
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Advisory-Prairie-Calendar
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Airbnb Launches Global Platform to Help Connect Hosts to Refugees
Airbnb platform connects hosts to refugees--TORONTO - Airbnb has launched a platform to assist hosts who want to provide free housing to displaced people in need in an effort to help the global refugee crisis.Anyone who lives in the nearly 200 countries...
As Trump Looks Inward, Trudeau Charts Course Forward with Other Allies
Trudeau aiming to fill U.S.-sized void--OTTAWA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to make global action on climate change and sustainable economic development a main thrust of Canada's upcoming year as president of the G7.In the aftermath of President...
--Atlantic Update-
---(NL-Fishing-Vessel)A man whose son was on a fishing boat trapped in heavy ice off LaScie, Newfoundland, says the boat's crew has been rescued but the vessel sank.The Avalon Princess was one of a number of vessels caught in the ice, when it started...
--Atlantic Update-
---(Note-Confinement)A Nova Scotia man is facing a raft of charges, including sexual assault and forcible confinement, after a woman passed a note to a stranger in a parking lot pleading for help.Fifty-year-old Kevin Joseph MacDonald appeared in Dartmouth...
BC Audio 6:25 PM ET
BC Audio 6:25 PM ET--ABBOTSFORD, B.C. x-10s. B-C politicians will be called back to the legislature June 22nd and the ruling Liberals are expected to face a confidence vote. University of the Fraser Valley political scientist Hamish Telford says if the...
B.C. Legislature Returns June 22, Stage Set for Confidence Vote on Liberals
B.C. legislature called back, Liberals face defeat--VICTORIA - Politicians have been called back to the British Columbia legislature on June 22, setting the stage for a possible change in the provincial government.Premier Christy Clark has said she expects...
--B-C Update-
------(BC-Legislature)When B-C's politicians return to the legislature on June 22nd the first order of business will be a tall one -- selecting a Speaker.But the narrow election results mean none of the three parties will be eager to give up one of their...
Calgary Stampeders Hold off B.C. Lions for 23-18 CFL Pre-Season Win
Stampeders hold off Lions for pre-season win--CALGARY - Jacobi Green and Reggie Begelton made impressions in their bids to become Calgary Stampeders.Both scored touchdowns for Calgary in a 23-18 pre-season win over the B.C. Lions on Tuesday.Toronto native...
Canadian Transportation Agency Plans Consultations on Airline Passenger Rights
CTA plans consultations on passenger rights--CALGARY - Canadians will soon have their say on the future of airline passenger rights with the Canadian Transportation Agency planning broad public consultations on new regulations.The input-gathering will...
Canadian Women Face Rugby Showdown in New Zealand Ahead of World Cup
Canadian women gear up for rugby showdown--Captain Kelly Russell leads a strong Canadian team against top-ranked New Zealand on Friday in a preview of their Women's Rugby World Cup showdown in August.Friday's match in Wellington, New Zealand, comes on...
Celebrity Birthdays for June 7
Celebrity birthdays for June 7--Celebrity Birthdays for June 7:Movie director James Ivory is 89.Former prime minister John Turner is 88.Actress Virginia McKenna is 86.Singer Tom Jones is 77.Actor Ronald Pickup ("The Crown") is 77.Actor Ken Osmond (Eddie...
Conservatives Seek to Shut the Door on Grumbling over Leadership Process
Tories seek to end grumbling over leadership--OTTAWA - Newly elected Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer sought Wednesday to put an end to grumbling about how he won the race, devoting a segment of his party's weekly meeting on Parliament Hill to a lengthy...
CTV Expanding 5 P.M. Newscasts to All Local Stations
CTV expanding 5 p.m. newscasts to all local stations--TORONTO - Bell Media is beefing up its local news coverage and launching a new music competition series that will include the Black Eyed Peas' Fergie as a mentor.In announcing its full 2017/18 schedules...
Defence Plan Calls for Cyber and Drone Attacks to Meet 21st Century Threats
Defence plan calls for cyber, drone attacks--OTTAWA - Canada will add hundreds of new elite special forces commandos, wage offensive cyberwarfare attacks and deploy armed drones to international battlefields as part of its military response to new global...
Distraught Innu Leader Issues Poignant Plea for Troubled Youth after Son's Death
Innu leader issues poignant plea for help--ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - One of Labrador's most outspoken aboriginal leaders buried his 16-year-old son last week.Simeon Tshakapesh, deputy grand chief of the Innu Nation, says his boy, Thunderheart, took his own...
Dollarama Expects to Offset Minimum Wage Hikes, but Won't Rule out Price Hikes
Dollarama Q1 revenue, profit up from year ago--MONTREAL - Dollarama says it can absorb planned minimum wage increases across the country, but the retailer won't rule out raising prices if labour costs continue to climb.Chief executive Neil Rossy said...
Editorial Exchange: Bypass Politicians to Fix Anthem
Editorial Exchange: Bypass politicians to fix anthem--An editorial from the Winnipeg Free Press, published June 6:One of the best parts of Canada Day in Winnipeg is when tens of thousands of people, many clad in red, gather at Assiniboine Park, The Forks...
Editorial Exchange: Canada Is Right to Push Back against Trump's Isolationism
Editorial Exchange: Canada is right to push back against Trump's isolationism--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published June 6:Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland didn't mention Donald Trump by name as she set out the Trudeau government's foreign...
Editorial Exchange: List Leak
Editorial Exchange: List leak--An editorial from the Amherst News, published June 6:With the ink hardly dry on reporting last week's federal Conservative leadership convention, other ink was being laid down.Letters were being printed, envelopes addressed,...
Editorial Exchange: Sacrificing Freedom to Fight Terrorism
Editorial Exchange: Sacrificing freedom to fight terrorism--An editorial from the Winnipeg Free Press, published June 5:Britain has been through this before. Irish nationalist bomb-planters carried out a long string of terrorist attacks in Britain through...
Editorial Exchange: The Boogaard Tragedy and the Brady Revolt
Editorial Exchange: The Boogaard tragedy and the Brady revolt--An editorial from the Prince George Citizen, published June 5:On Monday, a judge in Chicago dismissed the wrongful death lawsuit filed against the National Hockey League by the parents of...
Editorial Exchange: The Danger of Feeling Safe
Editorial Exchange: The danger of feeling safe--An editorial from the Prince George Citizen, published June 5:There is an old Japanese proverb that basically states that if you think you are safe, you are in danger and if you think you are in danger,...
Editorial Exchange: The Spirit of Chrissy
Editorial Exchange: The spirit of Chrissy--An editorial from the Halifax Chronicle Herald, published June 7:The human spirit can be truly remarkable and inspiring.It has shone brightly in the dark aftermath of another brutal terrorist attack in London...
--Eighteenth NewsWatch-
---(Defence-Policy)The Liberal government says the proposed 62-billion dollars in military spending over the next 20 years is essential for its ambitious new defence policy.The need for the cash was laid out today in the document introduced by Defence...
--Eighth NewsWatch-
---(Cda-Defence-Policy-Review) (Audio: 01)Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says the government is going to make necessary investments in Canada's military that will place the Canadian Armed Forces on a new footing.She made the statement in...
--Eleventh NewsWatch-
---(Cda-Defence-Policy-Review) (Audio: P02)"Strong, Secure, Engaged" is the title of Canada's new defence policy, which includes a 13.9-billion-dollar increase in spending over the next decade.The money will be used to put another five-thousand troops...
Entertainment News as of 3 P.M. Wednesday, June 6
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Ex-Bankers Share Allegations of Shady Bank Sales Practices with Federal MPs
MPs dig on banking sales practice allegations--OTTAWA - Parliamentarians listened Wednesday to allegations that workers at Canada's big banks face pressure to hit unreachable sales goals, coax clients into raising their credit-card limits and offer mortgages...
Father Reveals Son Made Bad Decision by Defacing Saskatoon Rainbow Crosswalk
Father fesses up for son's mistake--SASKATOON - The father of a young man who left long tire skid marks on a Saskatoon crosswalk freshly painted with the hues of the LGBTQ community's rainbow flag says his son didn't realize what the colours mean to...
--Fifteenth NewsWatch-
---(Defence-Policy) (Audio: P07)Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan says Canadians expect their government to look after the Armed Forces, regardless of the price tag.The Liberals announced today Canada will increase annual defence spending by almost 14-billion...
--Fifth NewsWatch-
---(Iran-Terror)An Iranian news agency says the siege at Iran's parliament is over and that four attackers have been killed.Tasnim reports gunmen and suicide bombers attacked parliament today while it was in session.And at about the same time, there...
Firefighter Chased School Bus That Hit Tree in Red Deer, Alta; Driver Charged
Firefighter chased after swerving school bus--RED DEER, Alta. - Kurt Stenberg was unbuckling his daughter from her car seat outside their house earlier this week when he heard a crash.On the other side of the street, he saw a school bus that had driven...
First Nations Food Has Deep Roots in Canada but Credit Not Always Given
First Nations food has deep roots in Canada--TORONTO - First Nations activist John Croutch wants Canadians to learn more about traditional indigenous cuisine.While salmon, maple syrup, mussels, oysters, wild rice, venison, corn, beans, squash and various...
--First NewsWatch-
---(Cda-Defence-Policy-Review)(Audio:01)The Trudeau government will take the wraps off its much-anticipated defence policy review later this morning.Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan is expected to make a case for billions of dollars in new military spending...
Flames President Brian Burke Says Calgary Behind the Times on Arenas, Stadiums
Burke says Calgary lags behind on arena--CALGARY - Flames president of hockey operations Brian Burke says taxpayers in other Canadian cities recognize the need for new arenas and stadiums, so why not in Calgary?The long-time NHL executive addressed the...
Former Girlfriend Testifies at Trial of Medical Student Charged with Murder
Former girlfriend testifies at murder trial--HALIFAX - The defence in the case of a Halifax university student accused of murder closed its case Tuesday, saying William Sandeson remains "confident" after weeks of testimony at the jury trial.Sandeson...
Former Justice Minister Backs Wab Kinew's Bid for Helm of Manitoba NDP
Another endorsement in Manitoba NDP race--WINNIPEG - Author, indigenous activist and rookie politician Wab Kinew has picked up more support in his bid to become leader of the Manitoba New Democrats.Andrew Swan, a former justice minister who has held...
--Fourteenth NewsWatch-
---(BC-Legislature)British Columbia is looking at a possible change in government, with politicians being called back to the legislature on June 22nd.Last month's provincial election had no majority winner, with the Liberals taking 43 seats, the N-D-P...
--Fourth NewsWatch-
---(London-Bridge-Attack)British police searching for a French man missing since Saturday's London Bridge attack say they have recovered a body from the River Thames (TEMS).The body was found yesterday downstream from the bridge.Formal I-D has not yet...
From Gander to Broadway: The Journey of Canadian Hit Musical 'Come from Away'
From Gander to Broadway: the birth of 'Come From Away'--OAKVILLE, Ont. - As a theatre producer in Toronto, Michael Rubinoff was always on the lookout for stories that would translate into musicals. He found unexpected inspiration in the aftermath of...
Gay Former Navy Officer Loses Appeal of Court Decision in Human Rights Case
Former officer loses gay discrimination case--HALIFAX - A former navy officer who alleges the military discriminated against him because he is gay has lost an appeal in his case.Paul Ritchie was appealing a Federal Court decision made last year to dismiss...
Government Aims to Bring Sexual Assault Law Up to Speed with the Courts, Times
Liberals modernizing sexual assault law--OTTAWA - The Liberal government is changing sexual assault law to make it clear that an unconscious person cannot consent to sexual activity, part of an effort to bring legislation up to speed with the courts...
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 3 P.M. Wednesday, June 6
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...
Henderson Says Her Game Is 'Extremely Close' Ahead of Manulife LPGA Classic
Henderson still looking for first win of year--CAMBRIDGE, Ont. - This is unfamiliar territory for Canadian golfer Brooke Henderson.She was a phenom during her formative years in the sport and continued to post strong results when she arrived on the LPGA...
Identity of Canada's Two Newest Astronauts to Be Known within Three or Four Weeks
New astronauts to be known in about four weeks--MONTREAL - The identity of Canada's two newest astronauts will be announced within the next three to four weeks, the Canadian Space Agency said Wednesday.But the pair, who will be joining Jeremy Hansen...
Industry Insiders Decry Dearth of Women on the Boards of Corporate Cannabis
Marijuana industry an 'old boys' club'--TORONTO - Since co-founding the Green Organic Dutchman, a medical cannabis producer based in Ancaster, Ont., Jeannette VanderMarel says she has often found herself the only woman in a room full of men."There seems...
'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 June 4 as compiled by Maclean's magazine. The previous week's position is in parentheses.FICTION1. (1) Into the Water...
Liberal Government Promises Extra $62B for Military over Next 20 Years
Liberals promise to spend $62B on military--OTTAWA - The Trudeau government committed Wednesday to spend $62 billion more over the next two decades for a major expansion of the Canadian Armed Forces, aimed at ensuring it can properly defend the country...
Liberals to Face Senate as Showdown Looms over Infrastructure Bank Plan
Senate set to target infrastructure bank--OTTAWA - The government's plan to create a new $35-billion infrastructure bank is facing a rocky road as senators stand poised to rewrite the Liberals' budget bill and delay creation of the financing agency.An...
'Lift Ambition' on Foreign Aid for Education, Former Australian PM Tells Canada
Gillard urges Canada to step up on education--OTTAWA - Canada should step up its support for education in the developing world in the name of fostering peace and economic growth both at home and abroad, says former Australian prime minister Julia Gillard.Gillard,...
Majority of Bloc Quebecois MPs Say Leader Must Regain Confidence of Caucus
Bloc Quebecois in crisis after media leak--OTTAWA - Bloc Quebecois Leader Martine Ouellet must regain the confidence of her caucus, seven of the party's 10 MPs said Wednesday.The party is challenging Ouellet's leadership after a news report revealed...
Man Pleads to Reduced Charge in Attack Fuelled by Alcohol and Steroids
Man pleads to reduced charge in attack--WINNIPEG - A Winnipeg man has been sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison for attacking his common-law partner in a liquor and steroid-induced rage.Christopher Rutherford, 33, had been charged with attempted murder...
Meilleur Pulls out of Languages Job, Cites 'Controversy' around Nomination
Meilleur pulls out of languages job--OTTAWA - The Liberals' contentious choice for official languages commissioner has withdrawn her candidacy, saying her nomination has become a "controversy."In a letter addressed to the heritage minister, Madeleine...
Montreal's Mayor Announces New Rules for Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides
Montreal unveils new rules for caleches--Montreal will table new regulations to protect the welfare of horses working in the city's controversial horse-drawn carriage industry, Mayor Denis Coderre announced Wednesday.Coderre said the rules will include...
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 (15,372.14, down 92.42 points):B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Up three cents, or 0.79 per cent, to $3.81...
National Audio 10:45 AM ET
National Audio 10:45 AM ET--NAT070 - (France-Notre-Dame-Attack) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) PARIS. x-11s. French police say the man who attacked an officer outside the Notre Dame Cathedral with a hammer yesterday was not on their radar, but he left a video...
National Audio 11:05 AM ET
National Audio 11:05 AM ET--NAT073 - (US-Starbucks-Racist-Tirade) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) CHICAGO. x-33s. (Ryan Burrow) Charges are pending against a man who went on a racist tirade after having coffee spilled on him at a Chicago Starbucks. (contains sound)...
National Audio 12:35 PM ET
National Audio 12:35 PM ET--NAT080 - (US-Trump-FBI-Director) WASHINGTON. x-12s. U-S President Donald Trump Tweeted this morning that he'll nominate former Justice Department official Christopher Wray as F-B-I director. House Speaker Paul Ryan says Wray...
National Audio 2:45 AM ET
National Audio 2:45 AM ET--NAT001 - (Cda-Defence-Policy-Review) UNDATED. x-25s. (Rob Westgate) Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan is set to announce Canada's new defence policy later this morning. (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)--NAT002 - (CRIME-Father-Daughter-Dead)...
National Audio 4:25 AM ET
National Audio 4:25 AM ET--NAT024 - (Women-in-Weed) TORONTO. x-30s. (Alexandra Posadzki) You can add gender diversity to the list of growing pains facing Canada's nascent marijuana sector. (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)--NAT025 - (Women-in-Weed) ANCASTER,...
National Audio 4:45 PM ET
National Audio 4:45 PM ET--NAT110 - (Business-Minute) TORONTO. x-60s. (Lori Paris) The Canadian Press Business Minute. (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)--NAT109 - (ENT-Bill-Cosby) NORRISTOWN, Pa. x-21s. Bill Cosby's chief accuser denied any prior romance between...
National Audio 6:35 AM ET
National Audio 6:35 AM ET--NAT039 - (US-ODD-Peahen Crashes Liquor Store) ARCADIA, Calif. x-13s. A female peacock has ruffled more than just feathers at a Los Angeles-area liquor store. The peahen strutted into the open door of the Royal Oaks Liquor Store...
National Audio 6:35 PM ET
National Audio 6:35 PM ET--NAT126 - (US-SCI-New-Astronauts) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) HOUSTON. x-16s. NASA has chosen 12 new astronauts from its biggest pool of applicants ever. The seven men and five women who make up the astronaut class of 2017 include...
National Audio 6:45 PM ET
National Audio 6:45 PM ET--NAT129 - (ENT-FILM-Wonder-Woman-Director) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-30s. (Christopher Watson) The makers of a possible sequel to "Wonder Woman" might have to go looking for a new director. (opens with sound) (SOURCE:ABC)--NAT130...
National Audio 9:45 AM ET
National Audio 9:45 AM ET--NAT059 - (US-Bill-Cosby) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) NORRISTOWN, Pa. x-20s. Andrea Constand, the Canadian woman who says Bill Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her returns to the witness stand today at the comedian's sex assault...
NDP Campaign Promise of $10-a-Day Childcare Still in the Works: John Horgan
Promise of $10-a-day childcare will be kept: NDP--VANCOUVER - NDP Leader John Horgan says he will stick to his campaign promise of $10-a-day childcare in British Columbia after signing an agreement with the Green party to oust Christy Clark's Liberals.Horgan...
New Brunswick Boxer Remains in Induced Coma after Post-Bout Brain Hemorrhage
Boxer remains in induced coma after N.B. bout--FREDERICTON - A New Brunswick boxer remains in an induced coma a week-and-a-half after suffering a brain hemorrhage in the hours following a Fredericton bout.Thirty-eight-year-old David Whittom is listed...
--Nineteenth NewsWatch-
---(Defence-Policy) (Audio:P06)Today's announcement from Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, calling for billions of dollars in spending on the military, has received a thumbs-up from south of the border.A spokesman for U-S President Donald Trump appeared...
--Ninth NewsWatch-
---(Cda-Defence-Policy-Review) (WATCH FOR DATING)Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan is expected to make the case for billions in new military spending when he releases the government's defence policy review today.Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland...
OECD Latest International Body to Call out Canada on Housing Markets
OECD calls out Canada on housing risk--TORONTO - The OECD is calling on Canada to do more to address risks associated with high-priced housing markets in cities such as Toronto and Vancouver, the latest international body to draw attention to the country's...
One-Year Delay of Site C Dam Project Would Cost $630 Million: BC Hydro
One-year delay of Site C to cost $630M: BC Hydro--VICTORIA - A one-year delay in the construction of the Site C hydroelectric dam would cost $630 million, the president of BC Hydro said Wednesday as uncertainty surrounds the project with the New Democrats...
'Only the Killer Would Know:' Crown Says Triple-Murder Suspect Provided Details
Jury trial begins for triple-murder suspect--LETHBRIDGE, Alta. - A macabre picture began to emerge Wednesday at a triple-murder trial with the Crown telling a jury the suspect confessed to police that he killed all three victims: a father and daughter...
Ontario Asks Judge to Review Rules around 'Carding' Street Checks
Ontario to review 'carding' street checks--TORONTO - An Ontario judge who recently led a review into police oversight will look into whether the practice of police street checks, known as carding, is consistent with the provincial government's goal of...
Ontario's Liberals 'Stealing' NDP's Ideas Again, Says Horwath
Liberals 'stealing' NDP's ideas again: Horwath--TORONTO - Ontario's Liberals "tend to steal" her party's ideas, and with one year left until the next provincial election, NDP Leader Andrea Horwath says they're doing it again.In the 2014 election, Horwath...
--Ontario Update-
---(Ont-Wynne-Mission)Premier Kathleen Wynne is in Washington on a joint mission with a group of other premiers.Wynne and her fellow premiers are to meet with U-S senators and trade officials.The premiers say the aim of the visit is to build and enhance...
--Ontario Update-
(Carding-Review)The Ontario government has appointed a judge to review the way a new street check regulation has been implemented in the province.Appeal Court Justice Michael Tulloch will look into whether the practice of police street checks -- known...
Parking Enforcement Officer 'Powerless' as 3 Cops Had Sex with Her, Trial Hears
Complainant 'powerless' as cops had sex with her--TORONTO - It was supposed to be a night of boozing, partying and team building for about a dozen Toronto police officers, but sometime between 12:20 a.m. and 3:30 a.m. three of them forced themselves...
Parliament Audio 1:05 PM ET
Parliament Audio 1:05 PM ET--P05 - (Defence-Policy) OTTAWA. x-11s. The Liberal government's new vision for the military includes plans to increase defence spending by 12-billion dollars over the next decade to expand the Canadian Armed Forces. Defence...
Parliament Audio 1:55 PM ET
Parliament Audio 1:55 PM ET--P09 - (Defence-Policy) OTTAWA. x-14s. The federal Liberals say Canada will increase annual defence spending by almost 14-billion dollars over the next decade. But while some of the money will start flowing right away, a defence...
Parliament Audio 3:15 PM ET
Parliament Audio 3:15 PM ET--P15 - (Madeleine-Meilleur-Out) OTTAWA. x-06s. The federal Liberals say Madeleine Meilleur has withdrawn her candidacy for the position of official languages commissioner after weeks of complaints from the opposition parties...
Pens Need 'Best Game' from Malkin and Kessel to Wrestle Back Control of Final
Pens need 'best game' from Malkin and Kessel--PITTSBURGH - Evgeni Malkin expects Phil Kessel to score in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup final, and anticipates his own "best game" too.The Penguins will likely need Malkin and Kessel at their best to wrestle...
Photo Advisory
Photo advisory--The Canadian Press photo advisory for Thursday, June 8, 2017. Entries with an estimated photo transmission time (EST) are staffed by The Canadian Press or Associated Press photojournalists.CHARLEVOIX, Que.--Prime Minister Justin Trudeau...
PM Accuses Tories of Crass Politics over Public Sex-Offender Registry Demands
Trudeau accuses Tories of crass politics--OTTAWA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the safety of children is a priority, but he won't say whether his government will move ahead with a public registry for high-risk sex offenders.In the House of Commons,...
Police Gathering Evidence near Path Where 18-Year-Old Woman Found Dying
Police probe young woman's homicide--HALIFAX - Police in Halifax say the death of a young woman found dying on a park path has been ruled a homicide.They said in a release Wednesday night that based on an autopsy, the medical examiner had ruled the death...
Porter Airlines Pulls Ads from the Rebel, Apologizes for Use of Word 'Blacklist'
Porter Airlines removes ads from The Rebel--TORONTO - Porter Airlines has joined a string of Canadian companies pulling its advertisements from The Rebel, a conservative media website which has carried articles opposing immigration and questioning climate...
Prairie Audio 4:50 PM MT
Prairie Audio 4:50 PM MT----PR15 - (CRIME-Father-Daughter-Dead)LETHBRIDGE, Alberta. x-16s. A man accused in the deaths of a man and his two-year-old daughter and an elderly woman in 2015 is underway in Lethbridge. Derek Saretzky is charged with first-degree...
--Prairie Update-
(Mba-Missing-Woman)Relatives and friends of a slain indigenous woman from northern Manitoba have held a vigil in a field just outside Winnipeg where her body was found.Christine Wood from the Oxford House First Nation was 21 when she disappeared in August...
--Prairie Update-
(CRIME-Father-Daughter-Dead) (Alta Note)The jury in a triple-murder trial in Alberta is hearing some grim details about the deaths of a father, his young daughter and an elderly woman.Derek Saretzky has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the...
Prep-Agriculture-Report
(Agriculture-Research)The federal government has announced a 1.4 million-dollar investment with the University of British Columbia to identify irrigation practices that can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, while increasing nitrogen and carbon storage...
Prep-Entertainment-Report for Wednesday, June 7
Prep-Entertainment-Report for June 7-----NBA FINALS - RATINGSNEW YORK (AP) -- Few people like watching a dramatic show if they already know how it's going to turn out. And that's the problem that ABC has as the NBA Finals unfold. So far, the Golden State...
Prep-LifeWatch
---(Dino-Skin)An international team that included paleontologists from the University of Alberta says new research suggests Tyrannosaurus rex and some of its close relatives had scales, rather than the feathers previously thought by many scientists.The...
Prep-Music-Report for Wednesday, June 7
Prep-Music-Report for June 7-----CHUCK BERRY'S FINAL ALBUM IS OUT FRIDAYUNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Part of the reason Chuck Berry took 25 years to release an album is because he had to start all over. Berry worked on his "Chuck" album in bits and pieces...
QuickQuotes: Liberal Government's Defence Policy Review, Pro and Con
Defence policy review: just what was said--OTTAWA - A selection of quotes about the Liberal government's long-awaited blueprint for defence policy and spending, released on Wednesday:"If we're serious about our role in the world, we must be serious about...
Replica of Vimy Biplane Damaged during Takeoff Attempt in New Brunswick
Replica of Vimy biplane damaged in N.B.--WOODSTOCK, N.B. - One of the First World War replica biplanes that took part in commemorative ceremonies in Vimy, France, in April has been damaged while attempting a take-off in New Brunswick.The replica Nieuport...
Sentencing Delayed for Teenager Who Murdered Baby after Family Took Her In
Sentencing delayed for teen who killed baby--SASKATOON - A sentencing hearing has been adjourned for a teenage girl who killed a six-week-old boy one day after she escaped a youth centre in Saskatoon.The 17-year-old girl pleaded guilty in October 2016...
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