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2017 NHL Draft Order List
2017 NHL Draft Order List--Current order of selection for rounds two-seven of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, to be held Saturday at the United Center in Chicago:Second Round32. Colorado, 33. Vancouver, 34. Vegas, 35. Arizona, 36. New Jersey, 37. Buffalo,...
2017 NHL Draft Selections List
2017 NHL Draft Selections List--CHICAGO - Selections Friday from the first round of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, held at the United Center (rounds two-seven take place Saturday):1. New Jersey, Nico Hischier, C, Halifax (QMJHL).2. Philadelphia, Nolan Patrick,...
2017 NHL Draft Selections List
2017 NHL Draft Selections List--CHICAGO - Selections Friday from the first round of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, held at the United Center (rounds two-seven take place Saturday):1. New Jersey, Nico Hischier, C, Halifax (QMJHL)2. Philadelphia, Nolan Patrick,...
Activist Vying for Non-Binary Birth Certificate Taking N.L. to Court
Transgender activist taking N.L. to court--ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - A transgender activist vying for a non-binary birth certificate is taking legal action against the Newfoundland and Labrador government as part of an effort to have a gender other than male...
Asylum Claimants Cautious about New Approach to Their Applications
Legacy asylum claimants lives in limbo--OTTAWA - Franklin Njomo spent the early part of his life advocating for human rights in Cameroon, and fled to Canada to seek refugee status after being jailed and tortured as a result.But he still doesn't consider...
Atlantic Audio 12:55 PM AT
Atlantic Audio 12:55 PM AT--AT01 - (NB-Mine-Approved)FREDERICTON x-19s. A major mining project proposed for central New Brunswick has received federal environmental assessment approval. The Sisson Mine project would see the development of an open pit...
Atlantic Audio 4:35 PM AT
Atlantic Audio 4:35 PM AT--AT06 - (Non-Binary-Birth-Certificate)ST. JOHN'S, N.L. x-13s. A transgender activist vying for a non-binary birth certificate is taking legal action against the Newfoundland and Labrador government. Gemma (JEM'-ah) Hickey has...
--Atlantic Update-
---(PTSD-Murder-Suicide-Inquiry)Nova Scotia's premier is not ruling out a public inquiry into a horrific murder-suicide involving a former Canadian soldier.But Stephen McNeil said any steps to investigate the Lionel Desmond case won't be taken until...
--Atlantic Update-
---(NL-Muskrat-Falls-Update)Nalcor Energy's C-E-O says another one billion dollars has been added to the price tag for the Muskrat Falls hydro development in Labrador.Stan Marshall says the new price tag is 12.7 billion dollars with financing -- which...
B.C. Environmentalist Gwen Barlee, Species Protection Advocate, Dies at 54
B.C. environmentalist Gwen Barlee dies at 54--VICTORIA - Gwen Barlee, a defender of wild animals and advocate for enhanced endangered species legislation in British Columbia, has died.The Wilderness Committee, where Barlee worked, said she died Thursday.She...
B.C. Lions, Edmonton Eskimos Both Optimistic Ahead of Season Opener
Lions set to host Eskimos in opener--VANCOUVER - T.J. Lee was always the one to encourage a teammate felled by injury.When the B.C. Lions defensive back went down early last season with a ruptured Achilles tendon, he learned just how hollow those words...
--B-C Update-
------(BC-Legis-Throne-Speech)B-C's New Democrats say they'll be introducing a confidence motion on Monday in order to topple the minority Liberal government.N-D-P house leader Mike Farnworth says the motion will be introduced as an amendment to the...
BlackBerry Shares Fall despite Q1 Profit; Revenue Lower Than Analysts Expected
BlackBerry shares fall after revenue miss--WATERLOO, Ont. - BlackBerry CEO John Chen defended his plan to grow the software business as its shares tumbled Friday after reporting revenue that fell short of expectations.The company said first-quarter revenue...
Boy Charged in 'Random' Killing of 18-Year-Old Woman on Halifax-Area Pathway
Boy charged in woman's 'random' pathway death--HALIFAX - A 16-year-old boy has been charged with the second-degree murder of a young Halifax woman found dying on a pathway, in what police now say was a random killing.Chelsie Probert, 18, was found in...
Brad Wall to Extol Free Trade in Meetings with Western Governors Next Week
Brad Wall to meet with western U.S. governors--REGINA - Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall says he'll be reiterating a message about the importance of free trade when he attends a meeting of governors from western states.Wall says in a news release that...
Canada Opts Not to Select Beleaguered Striker Cycle Larin for Gold Cup
Larin to miss out on Gold Cup with Canada--TORONTO - Striker Cyle Larin, facing drunk-driving charges in Florida, will not be part of Canada's Gold Cup roster next month.Under Major League Soccer's collective bargaining agreement, Larin has to undergo...
Carfentanil Found in Increasing Number of Urine Samples, Say Vancouver Officials
Carfentanil found more often in Vancouver--VANCOUVER - The City of Vancouver says its first responders are attending to an increasing number of calls linked to deaths or overdoses caused by illicit drugs.City officials say five overdose deaths were recorded...
Celebrity Birthdays for July 1
Celebrity birthdays for July 1--Celebrity Birthdays for July 1:Actress Olivia de Havilland is 101.Actress Leslie Caron is 86.Actor Jamie Farr is 83.Actress Jean Marsh ("Upstairs, Downstairs") is 83.Actor David Prowse is 82.Cookiemaker Wally Amos is 81.Dancer...
Celebrity Birthdays for June 23
Celebrity birthdays for June 23--Celebrity Birthdays for June 23:Singer Diana Trask is 77.Canadian pianist and harpsichordist Ralph Grierson is 75.Musical conductor James Levine is 74. Actor Ted Shackelford ("Knots Landing") is 71.Actor Bryan Brown ("The...
Celebrity Birthdays for June 25
Celebrity birthdays for June 25--Celebrity Birthdays for June 25:Actress June Lockhart is 92.Author-activist Larry Kramer is 82. Singer Eddie Floyd is 80.Actress Barbara Montgomery ("Amen") is 78.Actress Mary Beth Peil ("The Good Wife," ''Dawson's Creek")...
Celebrity Birthdays for June 26
Celebrity birthdays for June 26--Celebrity Birthdays for June 26:Jazz pianist-film composer Dave Grusin is 83.Actor Josef Sommer is 83. Singer Billy Davis Jr. of the Fifth Dimension is 79.Larry Taylor, bass player with the blues-rock group Canned Heat,...
Celebrity Birthdays for June 27
Celebrity birthdays for June 27--Celebruty Birthdays for June 27:Canadian businessman Charles Bronfman is 86.Singer Bruce Johnston of the Beach Boys is 75.Canadian composer-arranger-pianist Frank Mills is 75.Fashion designer Vera Wang is 68. Actress...
Celebrity Birthdays for June 28
Celebrity birthdays for June 28--Celebrity Birthdays for June 28:Comedian-director Mel Brooks is 91.Comedian John Byner is 80.Bassist Dave Knights of Procol Harum is 72.Actor Bruce Davison is 71.Actress Kathy Bates is 69.Actress Alice Krige is 63.Playwright...
Celebrity Birthdays for June 29
Celebrity birthdays for June 29--Celebrity Birthdays for June 29:Movie producer Robert Evans is 87.Canadian actress/former senator Viola Leger is 87.Songwriter L. Russell Brown is 77.Singer-songwriter Garland Jeffreys is 74. Actor Gary Busey is 73.Comedian...
Cinema in Concert: Music Scores from 'Harry Potter,' 'La la Land' Performed Live
'Harry Potter' score gets concert treatment--TORONTO - On the heels of its Oscar-winning success, "La La Land" has joined a growing roster of movies getting the concert treatment.The romantic musical was featured in "'La La Land' in Concert: A Live-to-Film...
Closing Date Pushed Back Again for Centre for People with Mental Disabilities
Closure for Valley View Centre pushed back--MOOSE JAW, Sask. - The Saskatchewan government has once again pushed back the time frame for moving people with mental disabilities from a 24-hour care institution into the community.The province has announced...
Correctional Staff Reject Contract Extension; Other Public Servants Accept Deal
Correctional staff turn down contract offer--TORONTO - Ontario correctional workers have voted overwhelmingly to reject a government offer to extend their contracts by four years with 7.5 per cent in raises.Meanwhile, 27,000 other public servants represented...
Crapigna's Missed FG Makes Durant a Winner in Als Debut as Montreal Tops Riders
Durant a winner as Als top Riders 17-16--MONTREAL - Darian Durant played down the revenge factor in the week leading up to facing his old team but, when the game was over, the veteran quarterback admitted it felt good to win.It took an intervention from...
Devils Select Nico Hischier from Mooseheads with First Pick at NHL Draft
Devils select Nico Hischier 1st overall--CHICAGO - Nico over Nolan.The New Jersey Devils ended the long simmering debate on Friday night, making Nico Hischier the first No. 1 overall pick in franchise history. The so-called "Swiss McDavid" got the nod...
Editorial Exchange: A Leader in the Law
Editorial Exchange: A leader in the law--An editorial from the Halifax Chronicle Herald, published June 23:The retirement of Canada's chief justice is always an occasion to look back on the jurist's accomplishments and judicial record, applauding sensible...
Editorial Exchange: Canada Joins in the Cyberwarfare Game
Editorial Exchange: Canada joins in the cyberwarfare game--An editorial from the Hamilton Spectator, published June 21:It is not new, or particularly surprising, that the federal government has decided Canada needs to up its capabilities in terms of...
Editorial Exchange: Justin Trudeau Goes Halfway on Access to Information
Editorial Exchange: Justin Trudeau goes halfway on access to information--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published June 21:If the federal government is using our outdated and ineffective access-to-information system as a "shield against transparency,"...
Editorial Exchange: Ottawa Must Stop the Stalling on Volkswagen Probe
Editorial Exchange: Ottawa must stop the stalling on Volkswagen probe--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published June 22:What's with all the foot-dragging at Canada's environment ministry?As the Star's Jesse McLean and David Bruser report, it's been...
Editorial Exchange: Ottawa's Focus on Data a Good Step in Addressing Gender-Based Violence:
Editorial Exchange: Ottawa's focus on data a good step in addressing gender-based violence:--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published June 22:One out of every two Canadian women over the age of 15 has experienced some kind of physical or sexual...
Editorial Exchange: Provinces Can't 'Just Say No' to Legalized Pot
Editorial Exchange: Provinces can't 'just say no' to legalized pot--An editorial from the Winnipeg Free Press, published June 22:Some Manitobans might not like it, but at least this province now knows where it stands with its request for an extension...
Editorial Exchange: Sign of Racism
Editorial Exchange: Sign of racism--An editorial from the Amherst News, published June 23:The sign was posted in a doctor's office in Miramichi, N.B. for all to see: "Attn: Native patients. Please don't ask for tranquilizers or pain medications."The...
Editorial Exchange: We Have to Stop Tolerating Intolerance
Editorial Exchange: We have to stop tolerating intolerance--An editorial from the Hamilton Spectator, published June 22:Are there really more and more incidents of overt racism and xenophobia cropping up in Canada, or does it just seem that way?A woman,...
--Eighteenth NewsWatch-
---(BC-Throne-Speech)The Liberal minority government in B-C appears to be on the brink of defeat.The New Democrats plan to introduce a confidence motion Monday that aims to oust Premier Christy Clark.N-D-P house leader Mike Farnworth says he expects...
--Eighth NewsWatch-
---(StatCan-Inflation-May)As one big bank economist puts it -- "Growth is coming in hot, but inflation is not."Weaker year-over-year growth in gasoline prices helped slow the annual rate to 1.3 per cent in May, down from April's reading of 1.6 per cent.Food...
--Eleventh NewsWatch-
---(Churchill-No-Rail)Indigenous and municipal leaders say a First Nations-run company has the manpower and expertise to fix the broken rail line to Churchill, Manitoba in about two months.The catch is that governments and the railway owner have to be...
Entertainment News as of 3 P.M. Friday, June 23
Entertainment News Advisory--Good afternoon from the Canadian Press entertainment 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...
Experts Offer Advice for Mitigating Health Risks of Legalized Marijuana
Cannabis caution: guidelines for using pot--OTTAWA - Six of the country's leading health organizations endorse 10 new cannabis recommendations designed to help reduce the risks associated with Canadians using marijuana -- which is set to become legal...
--Fifteenth NewsWatch-
---(Cannabis-Guidelines) (Audio: 108)Public health and medical experts are welcoming 10 new recommendations to help address the health risks of using legal marijuana.The guidelines, in the American Journal of Public Health, recommend the best way to...
--Fifth NewsWatch-
---(Britain-London-Fire)Police in London say manslaughter charges are among the measures being considered in the wake of the apartment tower fire that killed at least 79 people.Detective Superintendent Fiona McCormack with the Metropolitan Police gave...
--First NewsWatch-
---(Flint-Airport-Stabbing)Officials in Flint, Michigan, are expected to hold a news conference Friday morning to discuss the condition of the police officer stabbed at the city's airport.A Canadian man has been charged in the attack that put Lieutenant...
First Overall NHL Draft Picks List
First Overall NHL Draft Picks List--First overall selections at the National Hockey League's entry draft (with year, player, position, drafting team and previous club with league or country in parentheses):2017 _ Nico Hischier, C, New Jersey, Halifax...
--Fourteenth NewsWatch-
---(Cannabis-Guidelines) (Audio: p03)Public health and medical experts are endorsing 10 new recommendations to help reduce the health risks of using marijuana once it becomes legal next year.The guidelines, published in the American Journal of Public...
--Fourth NewsWatch-
---(Britain-London-Fire)Police in London say the fire at an apartment tower that left at least 79 people dead began in a freezer.They also report that insulation and tiles in the 24-storey building had failed fire safety tests.Detective Superintendent...
Hawks Boldly Shake Up Roster as Trades Sweep NHL, Overshadow Draft Weekend
Hawks shake up roster as trades sweep NHL--CHICAGO - Two days after they were swept by the Nashville Predators, general manager Stan Bowman bubbled and boiled and promised change, above all, to the Chicago Blackhawks.That change came in loud fashion...
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 4 P.M. Friday, June 23
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...
Impact Head to Columbus Short at Left Back after Oyongo, Lovitz Injuries
Impact thin at left back after Lovitz injury--MONTREAL - The Montreal Impact will have to improvise at the left back position with Ambroise Oyongo and Daniel Lovitz both out with knee injuries.Right back Chris Duvall will move over to the left side for...
Info Reforms Would Put Canada 46th among Countries, Just Behind Peru: Centre
Info reforms would place Canada 46th on list--OTTAWA - Even once reforms proposed by the Trudeau government are in place, Canada would sit only 46th on a list of global freedom-of-information rankings -- sandwiched between Peru and Bulgaria.The Halifax-based...
Licence Revocation Warranted after Lawyer's Mortgage Fraud, Appeal Court Finds
Appeal Court axes lawyer for mortgage fraud--TORONTO - A lawyer involved in mortgage fraud deserved to be kicked out of the profession as the provincial regulator had originally decided, Ontario's top court ruled on Friday.In its decision, the Appeal...
Major New Brunswick Tungsten Mine Gets Federal Environmental Approval
N.B. tungsten mine gets federal approval--FREDERICTON - A major New Brunswick mining project -- tapping into one of North America's largest deposits of tungsten -- has received federal environmental assessment approval.The Sisson Mine project would see...
Money Key: Leaders Say Damaged Rail Line to Churchill Could Be Fixed in 2 Months
Money could see rail line fixed in two months--WINNIPEG - Indigenous leaders say a broken train line that has cut off land access to Churchill in northern Manitoba could be fixed in two months if governments and the railway's owner would put up the money...
Montreal Passenger Rights Advocate Loses Legal Round in Court Battle against United
United wins against passenger rights advocate--MONTREAL - A Montreal passenger rights advocate has lost a legal round in a 20-year-old dispute with United Airlines.Jeremy Cooperstock said the Federal Court of Canada has ruled that his website Untied.com...
Most Actively Traded Companies on the TSX
Most actively traded companies on the TSX--Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,319.56, up 99.66 points):BlackBerry Ltd. (TSX:BB). Wireless communications. Down $1.80, or 12.28 per cent,...
Mulcair Raises Red Flags after Canadian Sniper Breaks Record in Iraq
Mulcair raises red flags over sniper shot--OTTAWA - NDP leader Tom Mulcair is forgoing the celebration and raising red flags following reports that a Canadian sniper in Iraq shattered the world record for the longest confirmed kill.In a letter Friday...
National Audio 1:15 PM ET
National Audio 1:15 PM ET--NAT100 - (NB-Mine-Approved) FREDERICTON x-19s. A major mining project proposed for central New Brunswick has received federal environmental assessment approval. The Sisson Mine project would see the development of an open pit...
National Audio 12:35 PM ET
National Audio 12:35 PM ET--NAT086 - (United States-Russia-Jet) UNDATED. x-33s. (Charles de Ledesma) The U-S European Command has released images of an Russian jet intercept that appears to be too close for comfort. (SOURCE: The Associated Press)--NAT087...
National Audio 2:25 PM ET
National Audio 2:25 PM ET--NAT109 - (Churchill-No-Rail) WINNIPEG. x-08s. Indigenous and municipal leaders from northern Manitoba say the broken rail line to Churchill could be fixed in about two months if governments and the railway owner are willing...
National Audio 2:45 AM ET
National Audio 2:45 AM ET--NAT001 - (Alta-Racial-Slur) STANDOFF, Alberta. x-34s. (Bill Graveland) A complaint from a southern Alberta First Nation about a racial slur being used in a text message has prompted an apology from Alberta Health Services....
National Audio 3:15 PM ET
National Audio 3:15 PM ET--NAT114 - (US-Mayors-Meeting) MIAMI BEACH, Fla. x-13s. U-S mayors meeting in Florida are urging bipartisan, local leadership at a time when many are pushing back against Trump administration policies on climate change and immigration....
National Audio 4:05 PM ET
National Audio 4:05 PM ET--NAT118 - (US-Congress-Clinton-Emails) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) WASHINGTON. x-26s. (Arlette Saenz) The top members of the U-S Senate Judiciary Committee are launching a probe into alleged political interference by Attorney General...
National Audio 4:35 AM ET
National Audio 4:35 AM ET--NAT029 - (ENT-People-Johnny-Depp) (EXTENDED VERSION) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) GLASTONBURY, England. x-25s. Remarks that Johnny Depp made at the Glastonbury Festival may turn off some fans. The B-B-C caught the actor at the annual...
National Audio 4:55 AM ET
National Audio 4:55 AM ET--NAT034 - (ENT-FILM-Transformers-The-Last-Knight) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-34s. (Jason Nathanson) The star of the new "Transformers" movie has a lot of love for London. More from A-B-C's Jason Nathanson. (contains sound)...
National Audio 5:35 PM ET
National Audio 5:35 PM ET--NAT125 - (US-People-Johnny-Depp) UNDATED. x-32. (Oscar Wells Gabriel) A popular actor is now walking back comments he made about President Donald Trump. (SOURCE:The Associated Press)--NAT126 - (US-Cincinnati-Police-Shooting-Retrial)...
National Audio 6:15 AM ET
National Audio 6:15 AM ET--NAT056 - (ENT-MUSIC-Steve-Earle) NASHVILLE. x-s. Steve Earle had two purposes in making his "So You Wannabe An Outlaw?" album. One was to reclaim the word "outlaw." Earle says fans think it was the boozy lifestyle that musicians...
National Audio 6:15 PM ET
National Audio 6:15 PM ET--NAT130 - (EU-Italy-Pesto-Exemption) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) ROME. x-33s. (Megan Williams) Call it the pesto exemption -- Italian airport security is bending the rules for its famed pasta sauce. (SOURCE:ABC)--NAT131 - (US-Congress-Health-Overhaul)...
National Audio 7:25 PM ET
National Audio 7:25 PM ET--NAT134 - (NY-Centenarian-Mobster) NEW YORK. x-34s. (Warren Levinson) An organized crime underboss has made it out of prison at age 100. (SOURCE:The Associated Press)--NAT135 - (US-Cincinnati-Police-Shooting-Retrial) CINCINNATI....
Navy Commander Defends Submarine Upgrades, Mum on Threat from Foreign Subs
Navy commander defends submarine upgrades--OTTAWA - The head of the navy says the country needs submarines to know what is happening beneath the waves around Canada -- though he won't say if foreign subs are actually poking around Canadian waters.The...
Nerwinski Helping to Fill Defensive Void as Whitecaps Prepare to Visit Minnesota
Nerwinski jumping at chance with Whitecaps--Jake Nerwinski didn't want his chance to come about this way.The rookie defender for the Vancouver Whitecaps earned two league starts during the club's busy early schedule before settling in on the bench for...
New Raptors Forward Anunoby Says "Everything Happens for a Reason"
Anunoby: Everything happens for a reason--TORONTO - The moment seemed innocuous enough.OG Anunoby sprinted into the paint to grab a rebound against Penn State back in January, and when he planted his right foot, his long right leg buckled under him like...
--Nineteenth NewsWatch-
---(Cannabis-Guidelines) (Audio: P02)Experts are offering advice for lowering the health risks of legalized marijuana.Ten new cannabis recommendations have been put forward in a bid to help reduce the risk.They've been endorsed by six of the country's...
--Ninth NewsWatch-
---(StatCan-Inflation-May) (Audio: 77)Inflation slowed to an annual rate of 1.3 per cent in May as gasoline prices dipped from year-ago levels.Statistics Canada reports prices also fell for electricity, bakery products and Internet access services.Today's...
N.L. Unprepared for Coming Demographic Time Bomb, Auditor General Says
N.L. unprepared for demographic time bomb--ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Newfoundland and Labrador is not prepared for the coming demographic time bomb that will see about a third of residents reach age 65 or older within 20 years, the province's auditor general...
Ontarians Urged to Stock Up on Booze as LCBO Strike Deadline Looms
Stock up, says union as LCBO strike deadline looms--TORONTO - Ontarians were urged to stock up on booze over the weekend ahead of a possible strike by liquor store workers that could begin before Canada Day. The Liquor Control Board of Ontario and the...
Ontario to Announce Ticket Sale Reforms; Public Wants 'Scalper Bots' Banned
Ontario to announce ticket sale reforms--TORONTO - Ontario will announce reforms to ticket selling legislation on Monday, after a public consultation found widespread support for more transparent sales and more rules for resellers, The Canadian Press...
--Ontario Update-
---(Indigenous-Thunder-Bay)An indigenous leader is welcoming a decision by Ontario's chief coroner to ask an outside police force to help Thunder Bay police investigate the deaths of two teenagers.Nishawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler says fresh...
--Ontario Update --
---(Wapekeka-Suicide-Crisis)The family of the third pre-teen to die by suicide at a northern Ontario First Nation this year says no one is to blame.The grandparents of 12-year-old Jenara Roundsky of Wapekeka say in a statement that the girl had been...
Ottawa Seeks 'Clarity' in Court on Tribunal Findings on First Nations Health
Feds seek 'clarity' on First Nations health--OTTAWA - The Liberal government said Friday it is going to Federal Court to seek "clarity" on two aspects of a compliance order issued in May by a quasi-judicial human rights tribunal on the delivery of First...
Potentially Fatal Large-Mammal Sedative 'Likely' Detected in N.S. Street Drugs
Deadly sedative 'likely' in Nova Scotia drugs--HALIFAX - One of the most potent opioids on the planet has likely made its way to the East Coast -- and it poses a deadly risk for street drug users, Nova Scotia's chief medical officer said Friday.Dr. Robert...
--Prairie Update-
(Alta-Racial-Slur) (CAUTION: Note use of offensive word "squaw")Alberta Health Services is apologizing and has placed an employee on administrative leave after officials at a southern Alberta First Nation complained about a racial slur being used in...
--Prairie Update-
(Sask-Western-Governors)Saskatchewan's premier says any renegotiation of NAFTA will have to recognize just how integrated supply chains have become between Canada, his province and the U-S. Brad Wall says both countries have benefited greatly from liberalized...
Prep-Agriculture-Report
(Beef-Brazil)The United States has suspended all imports of beef products from Brazil because of safety concerns.The decision by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue came three months after a major scandal into allegations of bribed meat inspectors...
Prep-LifeWatch
---(Arizona-Heat)The main burn centre in Phoenix has seen its emergency department visits double during the heat wave that is scorching the U-S southwest -- including people burning their bare feet on the scalding pavement.Dr. Kevin Foster, director...
Price Tag for Muskrat Falls Hydro Megaproject Rises by Another Billion, CEO Says
Muskrat Falls price tag up by another billion--ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Costs for the Muskrat Falls hydro project in Labrador are up another $1 billion, a "boondoggle" the man in charge says is worse than the lopsided Upper Churchill debacle.Nalcor Energy...
Raptors Select Indiana Forward OG Anunoby with 23rd Pick in NBA Draft
Raptors select Anunoby in NBA draft--TORONTO - The Toronto Raptors believe they landed one of the most versatile defenders in Thursday night's NBA draft when injured forward OG Anunoby fell to No. 23."Obviously if he doesn't have that injury, I don't...
Remote Ontario First Nation in Shock after 3rd Girl Kills Herself
First Nation in shock after 3rd tween suicide--Grief-stricken members of a remote northern Ontario community were still struggling to cope on Friday after the suicide of yet another 12-year-old girl sparked fears a death pact could claim even more young...
Review: Quirky Fighter 'Arms' Springs into Action on Nintendo Switch
Review: Quirky fighter 'Arms' springs into action--Nintendo has said the key to maintaining the momentum for its popular Switch console is to regularly release high-profile games featuring its most popular exclusive properties.The gaming giant kicked...
Saskatchewan Town Thrilled That Family Facing Deportation Gets Reprieve
Family facing deportation gets reprieve--MOOSOMIN, Sask. - A family that had been facing deportation to Honduras next month is celebrating along with much of the southeastern Saskatchewan community of Moosomin after learning they'll get to stay in Canada...
School District Makes 31 Recommendations after Fatal Stabbing in B.C
School district recommends changes after stabbing--ABBOTSFORD, B.C. - A British Columbia school district is making 31 recommendations to improve security after a fatal stabbing last year at a secondary school in Abbotsford.A report by the Abbotsford...
--Second NewsWatch-
---(NKorea-US-Detainees) (Audio: 07)North Korea has denied that it tortured an American student who died days after being released from the hermit kingdom in a coma.An article published by the country's official news agency on Friday represents Pyongyang's...
Seven Stories in the News for Today, June 23
Seven stories in the news for today, June 23--Seven stories in the news for Thursday, June 22------FTOUHI TELLS HEARING HE HAS NO MENTAL ISSUESThe Quebec man charged in the stabbing of a police officer at a Michigan airport says he has no mental or physical...
--Seventeenth NewsWatch-
---(Legis-BC-Throne-Speech)British Columbia's New Democrats have set Monday as the day they say they will begin their bid to defeat the Liberal government of Christy Clark.N-D-P house leader Mike Farnworth says the Opposition will introduce a confidence...
--Seventh NewsWatch-
---(Inflation) (Audio: 71)The annual inflation rate was 1.3 per cent in May.That was down from 1.6 per cent in April and less than analysts had expected.Statistics Canada says gas prices didn't rise as much in May as they did in April, but gasoline is...
--Sixteenth NewsWatch-
---(Cannabis-Guidelines) (Audio: p01)Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott is among those praising 10 guidelines designed to help marijuana users reduce health and safety risks once recreational pot use becomes legal next summer.Doctor Benedikt Fischer,...
SportsCall Audio 12:40 PM ET
SportsCall Audio 12:40 PM ET--NAT094 - (SPORTS-BKN-NBA-Draft-76ers) (EXTENDED) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-29s. The Philadelphia 76ers made Washington's Markelle Fultz the number-one pick in this year's N-B-A draft. The Los Angeles Lakers followed...
SportsCall Audio 2:10 PM ET
SportsCall Audio 2:10 PM ET--NAT107 - (SPORTS-SOC-MLS-Whitecaps-Minnesota-United) UNDATED. x-11s. The Vancouver Whitecaps are on the road tomorrow to take on expansion Minnesota United in the first-ever meetings between the clubs. Whitecaps head coach...
SportsCall Audio 3:00 AM ET
SportsCall Audio 3:00 AM ET--NAT020 - (SPORTS-BKN-NBA-Draft-Bulls) CHICAGO. x-29s. (David Schuster) The Chicago Bulls have dealt their best player. (SOURCE:The Associated Press) --NAT019 - (SPORTS-BKN-NBA-Draft-76ers) NEW YORK. x-15s. A pair of Pac-12...
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