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"Air Farce" Spoofs Canada in Honour of 150th
"Air Farce" spoofs Canada in honour of 150th--TORONTO - Chris Hadfield has seen all of Canada -- from coast to coast -- in ten minutes.Orbiting from the International Space Station, the retired astronaut could marvel at the vastness of the Arctic as...
Alberta Health Services Fires Two Employees over Indigenous Racial Slur
Two AHS workers fired over racial slur--STAND OFF, Alta. - The organization that delivers health programs for the Alberta government has fired two employees over a racial slur made against an indigenous educator.Last week Alberta Health Services apologized...
Alberta Scientist Mark Canada's Birthday in a Really, Really Small Way
A very small way to mark Canada 150--EDMONTON - Scientists at the University of Alberta are celebrating Canada's 150th birthday on a nanoscale.They believe they have created the world's smallest sculpture of a maple leaf, measuring just 10 nanometres...
Atlantic Audio 6:15 PM AT
Atlantic Audio 6:15 PM AT--AT03 - (Softwood-Lumber-Atl)FREDERICTON. x-19s. New Brunswick's trade minister says Maine's governor is expected to support New Brunswick's bid to be exempt from softwood lumber tariffs at a White House meeting Wednesday. Late...
--Atlantic Update-
---(FBO-Dickson-Killed)A Nova Scotia university says a former star running back with the Antigonish school's football team has been killed in a shooting in Ottawa.St. Francis Xavier's athletics department tweeted condolences to Ashton Dickson's family...
--Atlantic Update-
(NL-Apartment-Fire)Firefighters are putting out hot spots at a housing complex that was destroyed by a large fire overnight in St. John's, Newfoundland.Fire platoon Chief Brian Tucker says they were called to the 12-unit complex at about six last night.He...
B.C. Liberals Seek Speaker Clarifications before Thursday's Confidence Vote
Confidence vote: B.C. Liberals seek rule clarity--VICTORIA - British Columbia's Liberal government is being accused of stalling on its expected defeat in the legislature by seeking procedural advice from the Speaker before a confidence vote.Liberal house...
--B-C Update-
---(BC-Legislature-Speaker)N-D-P Leader John Horgan is accusing the Liberal government of making a "final desperate attempt" to throw British Columbians into another election.That was his reaction after Liberal house leader Mike de Jong sent a letter...
Calgary Man Gets Life Sentence for Killing His Estranged Wife and Her Friend
Calgary man gets life for two killings--CALGARY - A Calgary man has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 23 years in the deaths of his estranged wife and her friend.Hari Pal attacked and killed Sanjula Devi, who was 36, and Fahmida...
Canada-Based 'World's Largest Sleep Study' Seeks Online Volunteers
'World's largest' sleep study seeks volunteers--TORONTO - Brain scientists at a Canadian university are aiming to get a better handle on how sleep affects memory, problem solving, and other cognitive functions in what they are billing as the largest...
Canada in the Right on Softwood Dispute, Will Keep Working with U.S.: Trudeau
Trudeau confident Canada will win on softwood--OTTAWA - The fact that new anti-dumping duties slapped on Canadian softwood companies came in lower than expected has Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr hoping the United States is finally accepting that...
Canada's Soulpepper Launching Off-Broadway Month-Long Residency
Canada's Soulpepper launching off-Broadway residency--TORONTO - With two major milestones looming on the calendar, Toronto-based Soulpepper Theatre Company isn't confining its celebrations to Canada: it's taking the party south of the border.The theatre...
Canadian Rugby Coach Ric Suggitt Dies Suddenly at Age of 58
Canadian rugby coach Suggitt dead at 58--LETHBRIDGE, Alta. - Canadian rugby coach Ric Suggitt, who guided national teams on both side of the border, has died. He was 58.Suggitt, head coach of the women's team at the University of Lethbridge, died Tuesday...
Celebration of Life Held for Boxer Tim Hague, Who Died after Knockout in Match
Celebration of life held for late boxer--BOYLE, Alta. - Edmonton fighter Tim Hague, who died after getting knocked out in the second round of a boxing match earlier this month, was remembered as a devoted father during a celebration of life service in...
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...
Charges Laid Alleging Death Threats against B.C.'S Premier, Speaker
Charges laid after threats to B.C.'s premier--VICTORIA - A woman faces charges of uttering death threats aimed at Premier Christy Clark and Speaker of the legislature Steve Thomson over allegations she left threatening telephone messages at two Kelowna...
Competition Bureau of Canada Gives $4.4B Couche-Tard Deal Green Light
Competition Bureau OK's Couche-Tard deal--LAVAL, Que. - The Competition Bureau of Canada is giving the green light to Alimentation Couche-Tard (TSX.ATD.B) to purchase its American fuel and convenience store rival CST Brands Inc., provided the company...
Concerns about Buying Access Prompt Cancellation of Calgary Mayor's Fundraiser
Concern over optics scrubs mayor's fundraiser--CALGARY - A $5,000-a-plate re-election campaign fundraiser for Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi has been cancelled over allegations the event amounted to cash for access.The luncheon, which had been scheduled...
Delay Rejected in Lawsuit Challenging Solitary Confinement on Charter Grounds
Solitary confinement suit to proceed without delay--VANCOUVER - A leading civil liberties group says a judge has denied a request to delay a lawsuit that challenges the use of indefinite solitary confinement in federal prisons.The Attorney General of...
E. Coli Outbreak Linked to Flour Appears over, but Product Recalls Continue
E. coli outbreak linked to flour appears to be over--The Public Health Agency of Canada has wound down its investigation into an outbreak of E. coli linked to flour produced by Ardent Mills after people across the country became ill.But the Canadian...
--Eighteenth NewsWatch-
---(Cyberattacks) (Audio: 108)A new outbreak of ransomware is causing disruption across the world, paralyzing hospitals, government offices and major corporations.Ukraine and other parts of Europe were hit particularly hard by the latest cyberattack,...
--Eighth NewsWatch-
---(Softwood-Lumber-Trudeau) (Audio: P01)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expects Canada will emerge triumphant whenever the latest softwood lumber dispute with the U-S hits the courts.Until then, he says his government will keep working with the Trump...
--Eleventh NewsWatch-
---(NL-Police-Shooting)A public inquiry has found the R-C-M-P was correct not to charge Constable Joe Smyth (SMEYE'-th) for the Easter Sunday, 2015 death of a Newfoundland man.Smyth told the inquiry he shot 58-year-old Don Dunphy twice in the head and...
Entertainment News as of 3 P.M. Tuesday, June 27
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...
Feds Accept New Info on Planned Nuclear-Waste Bunker near Lake Huron
Feds accept new info on nuclear-waste bunker--TORONTO - A proposal to bury tonnes of radioactive waste in a bunker near Lake Huron has moved a step toward a decision on whether the multibillion-dollar project can proceed.Federal authorities say they...
Feds Meeting Fiscal Goals, Inherited $18B Baseline Deficit: Trudeau
Liberals inherited $18B deficit: Trudeau--OTTAWA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau insisted Tuesday that his Liberal government has been keeping its promise to be fiscally responsible and blamed the previous Conservative administration for being at least...
--Fifteenth NewsWatch-
---(Iraq-Cda) (Audio: P06)New Democrat Leader Tom Mulcair says he was surprised to hear a Canadian prime minister say that the killing of another human being is something that should be praised.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said today that the record-breaking...
--Fifth NewsWatch-
---(Syria-Attack)Syrian activists say an air strike targeting an Islamic State-run jail in eastern Syria has killed at least 42 prisoners.The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says at least 15 I-SIL jailers and fighters were also killed...
Fire Destroys N.L. Apartment Complex, Leaves Dozens Homeless in St. John's
Fire forces dozens out of apartment complex--ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - A massive, fast-moving fire at a public housing complex has forced about 35 people out of their homes in a blaze that sent large plumes of smoke billowing above St. John's, N.L.Fire platoon...
--First NewsWatch-
---(Cda-Trump-Travel-Ban)The Trudeau government says it is waiting for more details from the U-S on the implications for Canadians with dual citizenship from countries named in U-S President Donald Trump's travel ban.The U-S Supreme Court has partially...
For Many, Canada 150 Celebrations Pale in Comparison to Nostalgia of Expo 67
For many, Canada 150 no match for nostalgia of Expo 67--TORONTO - Dominic Ardonato doesn't see much reason to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday.The retired high school teacher complains about a disappointing economy, racial divides, and political squabbles...
Former Cabinet Minister Steve Ashton to Run for Leadership of Manitoba NDP
Ashton to run for leadership of Manitoba NDP--WINNIPEG - The Manitoba New Democrat leadership race is about to get a second candidate.Steve Ashton, a longtime former cabinet minister, confirmed Tuesday night he is throwing his hat in the ring for the...
--Fourteenth NewsWatch-
---(CRIME-Customs-Cocaine)A former customs agent and mother-of-four has been given an 11-year prison term for turning a blind eye to the importation of 182 kilograms of cocaine into Canada.In December of 2014, Stefanie McClelland allowed a vehicle carrying...
--Fourth NewsWatch-
---(Google-Europe)The European Union's competition watchdog has slapped a record 2.7-billion dollar (US) fine on internet giant Google for breaching antitrust rules with its online shopping service.In Brussels today, European regulators said -- quote...
Funeral Industry Says Saskatchewan Funding for Poor People Still Confusing
Industry still finds confusion over funerals--REGINA - The president of the Funeral Service Association of Canada says Saskatchewan needs to clear up confusion about how the industry will be compensated for funerals for poor people.Yves Berthiaume said...
Giovinco Scores Twice to Lift Toronto FC to Win over Montreal, and Canadian Title
Giovinco scores twice to lift TFC to win--TORONTO - Sebastian Giovinco stood alone on the BMO Field grass for several minutes Tuesday night, watching the celebratory fireworks that lit up the Toronto sky.There was a lot for the star striker to soak in.Giovinco...
Health Canada Allows Oral and Nasal Use of Drugs at 2 B.C. Consumption Sites
Oral and nasal drug use allowed at sites--VANCOUVER - Drug users at supervised consumption sites is Surrey, B.C., have been allowed to use substances orally and nasally, not just by injection, in the first such exemption approved by Health Canada. The...
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 3 P.M. Tuesday, June 27
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...
Judge Rejects Lengthy Jail Term for Man Who Sexually Assaulted Teenage Friend
Judge rejects long jail term for sex assault--SYDNEY, N.S. - A young aboriginal man who sexually assaulted a 16-year-old friend "exhibits great potential" despite a difficult upbringing and should not face a lengthy jail term, a Nova Scotia judge says.Judge...
Maine Governor to Seek N.B. Softwood Exemption in White House Talks:minister
Maine supports N.B. tariff exemption:minister--FREDERICTON - Maine's governor is expected to support New Brunswick's bid for exemption from softwood lumber tariffs at a White House meeting Wednesday, the province's trade minister says.The U.S. Department...
Man Found Not Guilty of Manslaughter in Death after Single Punch in Kelowna
Man found not guilty in Kelowna one-punch trial--KELOWNA, B.C. - Cory Van Gilder sobbed tears of relief when a Kelowna jury declared him not guilty of manslaughter Tuesday afternoon.Van Gilder, 26, was charged in the February 2016 death of 30-year-old...
Manitoba Ombudsman Calls for More Government Documents to Be Released
Loosen restrictions on information: ombudsman--WINNIPEG - Manitoba's ombudsman is calling on the provincial government to release more information about how it operates, and penalize workers who wrongly conceal information.Charlene Paquin says some aspects...
MBA-Police-Pipe-Leak
WINNIPEG - An engineering study has been ordered by the Winnipeg Police Service after a leaky pipe in their new downtown headquarters forced a precautionary move of prisoners, vehicles and some staff out of the building.Around 10 prisoners were transferred...
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 (15,281.22, down 34.80 points):Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE). Oil and gas. Up 40 cents, or 4.37 per cent,...
Multiculturalism Profiles: China - Sid Chow Tan
Multiculturalism profiles: China - Sid Chow Tan--OTTAWA - Sid Chow Tan, 68, remembers being told that if anyone asked, he was a baby when he came to Canada and did not remember a thing.That was true, but it was meant to conceal things that were not.Later...
Multiculturalism Profiles: Holocaust Survivor Judy Young Drache
Multiculturalism profiles: Holocaust survivor Judy Young Drache--OTTAWA - Judy Young Drache, 74, thinks it was the hope of finding a hidden gift that led her to open the dresser drawer.What she found that day, more than six decades ago, was a message...
Multiculturalism Profiles: India - Seema Gupta
Multiculturalism profiles: India - Seema Gupta--OTTAWA - Seema Gupta says the decision to come to Canada was made almost on a whim.She was from Mumbai. Her husband, Raj, was from Delhi. They were having a hard time deciding between the two, so when a...
Multiculturalism Profiles: Inuit - Deborah Kigjugalik Webster
Multiculturalism profiles: Inuit - Deborah Kigjugalik Webster--OTTAWA - Deborah Kigjugalik Webster, 49, has a memory for each season she headed out on the land with her father, either by boat or by snowmobile and qamutiik, a traditional Inuit wooden...
Multiculturalism Profiles: Italy - Teresa Secondo Zuccaro
Multiculturalism profiles: Italy - Teresa Secondo Zuccaro--OTTAWA - Teresa Secondo Zuccaro, 62, remembers her father throwing the plates away after a farewell dinner with family."We don't need these anymore!" she says, laughing at the memory.The decision...
Multiculturalism Profiles: Jamaica - Marie Clarke Walker and Family
Multiculturalism profiles: Jamaica - Marie Clarke Walker and family--OTTAWA - Marie Clarke Walker, 52, says there is nothing she can get back home in Jamaica that she cannot find in the local supermarket in Toronto."Now, I can go to the store just across...
Multiculturalism Profiles: Uganda - Mike Mehta
Multiculturalism profiles: Uganda - Mike Mehta--OTTAWA - Mike Mehta, 67, left Uganda because he had to, but he says he chose Canada as the place to begin his new life."It scared the hell out of me the first time I saw that much snow here, but that didn't...
Multiculturalism Profiles: Vietnam - Paul Nguyen
Multiculturalism profiles: Vietnam - Paul Nguyen--OTTAWA - Paul Nguyen, 37, was born not long after his parents arrived in Canada from Vietnam, as part of the wave of so-called "boat people" who came as refugees after escaping war.He knew little about...
National Audio 10:25 AM ET
National Audio 10:25 AM ET--NAT051 - (US-Travel-Ban) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-24s. The U-S Supreme Court's decision to partially reinstate President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban leaves the effort to keep some foreigners out of the U-S in...
National Audio 11:35 AM ET
National Audio 11:35 AM ET--NAT055 - (US-Immigration-Arrests) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-11s. A federal judge in Detroit has temporarily suspended the deportation of 14-hundred Iraqi nationals in the U-S for their safety. District Judge Mark Goldsmith...
National Audio 12:55 PM ET
National Audio 12:55 PM ET--NAT063 - (US-TV-CNN-Retraction) WASHINGTON. x-32s. (Matt Small) U-S President Donald Trump is using the retraction of a C-N-N story to launch an attack on news outlets. (SOURCE:The Associated Press)--NAT064 - (US-Travel-Ban)...
National Audio 2:45 PM ET
National Audio 2:45 PM ET--NAT077 - (NL-Police-Shooting) ST. JOHN'S, N.L. x-21s. A public inquiry report into the police shooting death of a Newfoundland man has found the officer's use of force was appropriate. Constable Joe Smyth (SMEYE'-th) told the...
National Audio 2:55 AM ET
National Audio 2:55 AM ET--NAT001 - (United-States-Syria) WASHINGTON. x-35s. (Jackie Quinn) The White House has issued a stern warning to Syria's president to not launch another chemical weapons attack on his people. (SOURCE:The Associated Press)--NAT002...
National Audio 4:05 PM ET
National Audio 4:05 PM ET--NAT088 - (ENT-COUNTRY-Rascal-Flatts-Wedding) (FOR PRODUCTION) UNDATED. x-48s. A bride and groom in Wisconsin got some surprise entertainment when country music trio Rascal Flatts stopped by their wedding reception. Video posted...
National Audio 5:35 PM ET
National Audio 5:35 PM ET--NAT100 - (ENT-MUSIC-Rihanna) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) HOLLYWOOD. x-31s. (Jason Nathanson) Rihanna has a Top Five hit. (contains music) (SOURCE:ABC)--NAT101 - (Softwood-Lumber-Atl) FREDERICTON. x-19s. New Brunswick's trade minister...
National Audio 6:45 AM ET
National Audio 6:45 AM ET--NAT030 - (United-States-Syria) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-08s. British officials are saying they would support the U-S in launching airstrikes against Syria if it uses chemical weapons again. In an Interview on SKY News...
National Audio 7:45 PM ET
National Audio 7:45 PM ET--NAT107 - (US-Travel-Ban) WASHINGTON. x-32s. (Ed Donahue) The decision by the U-S Supreme Court to allow part of President Trump's travel ban to take effect will have a minimal impact on refugees -- for now. (WA) (SOURCE:The...
National Audio 8:35 AM ET
National Audio 8:35 AM ET--NAT040 - (US-United-States-Syria) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) WASHINGTON. x-21s. The White House is sending out a warning to Syria, saying Bashar al Assad's government could be preparing to carry out a chemical attack on his own people...
--Nineteenth NewsWatch-
---(Cyberattacks) (Audio: 110)A new and highly contagious outbreak of data-scrambling software has walloped Europe, but appears to be spreading more slowly across the U-S.The attack, which follows a similar incident in May, has paralyzed hospitals, government...
--Ninth NewsWatch-
---(Softwood-Lumber-Trudeau) (Audio: P03)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he's very focused on resolving the latest softwood lumber dispute with the U-S.The U-S Commerce Department hit Canada with an additional 6.87 per cent in preliminary average...
No Immediate End to Testy Relationship between Vancouver Crow and Canada Post
Notorious Vancouver crow tangles with Canada Post--VANCOUVER - Snow, rain and heat don't stop mail carriers from making deliveries, but Canada Post draws the line at crows.The Crown corporation has stopped delivery to several homes on Vancouver's east...
N.S. Information Czar Wants Law to Put Onus on Province to Comply with Rulings
N.S. information access law dated: watchdog--HALIFAX - Nova Scotia's government should obey an oversight body's recommendations to release documents or have to convince a judge why they're justified in refusing, the province's information and privacy...
One More Shot: Andre De Grasse Has Sights Set on Retiring 'Legend' Usain Bolt
De Grasse has sights set on retiring Bolt--VANCOUVER - Andre De Grasse knows the questions are coming -- they always do.The Canadian sprinter is holding court with reporters under a tent on the ninth-floor terrace of a downtown luxury hotel when the...
Ontario Spending $85M to Clean Up Mercury in Two First Nation Communities
Ontario commits $85M to mercury cleanup--TORONTO - Ontario is spending an additional $85 million to clean up a mercury-contaminated river that has plagued two First Nation communities for half a century.Environment Minister Glen Murray says the funds...
--Ontario Update-
---(Ont-Nursing-Home-Inquiry)A nurses group says it applauds the province for being willing to put the case of a nurse who murdered eight longterm care residents under the microscope.The province announced a public inquiry into the deaths yesterday shortly...
--Ontario Update-
---(Sudbury-Byelection)Conformation of the dates for two trials involving charges against Ontario Liberals are expected today in Sudbury.Pat Sorbara, the premier's former deputy chief of staff, and Liberal fundraiser Gerry Lougheed are facing Election...
--Ontario Update --
---(Snowplow-Cop-Killer)The Ontario Review Board has further eased restrictions on the man found not criminally responsible for fatally hitting a Toronto police officer while driving a stolen snowplow.The board granted permission earlier this month for...
Parliament Audio 10:35 AM ET
Parliament Audio 10:35 AM ET--P04 - (Trudeau-Norsat) OTTAWA. x-22s. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is making his strongest defence yet of his government's decision to allow a Chinese telecom giant to take over a Canadian satellite technology company....
Port of Halifax to Welcome Its Biggest Ship Yet - the 349-Metre Zim Antwerp
Halifax port to welcome its biggest ship yet--HALIFAX - If the Zim Antwerp, a massive container ship that will call on Halifax Thursday, were to stand on its stern, it would dwarf Atlantic Canada's tallest building.At 349 metres long, the vessel is more...
Prairie Audio 2:00 PM MT
Prairie Audio 2:00 PM MT----PR02 - (Sask-Unknown-Drug)REGINA. x-11s. Police in Regina are warning the public about a potentially fatal, unknown substance which they say is possibly being trafficked as heroin. The warning stems from an ongoing investigation...
--Prairie Update-
(Mba-Random-Punch)A 28-year-old Winnipeg woman is recovering after being viciously punched in the face by a total stranger while she and her partner were on their way to lunch.Brittney Thomas-Ljungberg tells CTV Winnipeg the violent encounter happened...
--Prairie Update-
---(Alta-Wife-Friend-Stabbed)A man convicted of killing his estranged wife and her friend in Calgary has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 23 years.Hari Pal was found guilty of second-degree murder after he attacked Sanjula...
Prep-Agriculture-Report
(NFU-Indigenous-Support)The National Farmers Union says it is proudly endorsing a call to action by the Idle No More movement as part of its Unsettling Canada campaign.The N-F-U says Canada's 150th birthday is the right time to address the historical...
Prep-LifeWatch
---(Cosmetic Harm)Cosmetics are supposed to make you look better -- but they can also be bad for you.Researchers at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago looked at an F-D-A-maintained database of consumer and doctor-reported...
Randy Chevrier Retires a Calgary Stampeder after 16-Year Pro Football Career
Randy Chevrier retires a Calgary Stampeder--CALGARY - Longtime long-snapper Randy Chevrier has retired a Calgary Stampeder.The 41-year-old from Montreal played the majority of his 16-year professional football career with the Stampeders from 2005 to...
Record-Breaking Sniper Shot in Iraq Should Be 'Celebrated,' Trudeau Says
Sniper shot should be 'celebrated': Trudeau--OTTAWA - The record-breaking kill shot by a Canadian sniper in Iraq should be "celebrated," Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday, even as he insisted Canada's mission in the battle-racked country remains...
Review: Proper Concussion Assessment Procedures Weren't Followed at '14 World Cup
Review finds World Cup assessments flawed--TORONTO - An avid soccer fan, Toronto-based neurosurgeon Dr. Michael Cusimano gets concerned every time he sees a player stay on the pitch after showing symptoms of a head injury.He decided to explore the issue...
Schoop Scores Twice as Orioles Top Blue Jays 3-1 in Opener of Three-Game Set
Schoop scores twice as Orioles beat Jays 3-1--TORONTO - With Aaron Sanchez making strides in his comeback from a finger injury, Joe Biagini's time in Toronto's starting rotation may be rather short-lived.His start Tuesday night didn't do him any favours.Biagini...
--Second NewsWatch-
---(Cda-Trump-Travel-Ban)The Trudeau government is awaiting more details on yesterday's U-S Supreme Court decision to partially reinstate President Donald Trump's ban on travellers from six mainly Muslim countries.But a spokesman for Immigration Minister...
--Seventh NewsWatch-
---(Softwood-Lumber-Duties)Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr and Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland are reacting to news the U-S is hitting Canada's softwood lumber industry with average duties of about 27 per cent.Yesterday, the U-S Department...
Six Stories in the News for Today, June 27
Six stories in the news for today, June 27--Six stories in the news for Tuesday, June 27------U.S. SLAPS ADDITIONAL DUTIES ON CANADIAN SOFTWOODCanadian softwood now faces average duties of about 27 per cent after the U.S. Department of Commerce added...
--Sixteenth NewsWatch-
---(Iraq-Cda)While insisting Canada's mission in Iraq is non-combat, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the record-breaking kill shot by a Canadian sniper in that country should be celebrated.New Democrat leader Tom Mulcair took exception to the comment,...
--Sixth NewsWatch-
---(Softwood-Lumber-Duties) (Audio: 129)Two federal cabinet ministers say Ottawa will continue to fight the U-S after Washington slapped new duties on softwood lumber.Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr and Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland...
SportsCall Audio 3:00 AM ET
SportsCall Audio 3:00 AM ET--NAT013 - (SPORTS-HKN-Flames-Hamonic-Smith) CALGARY. x-06s. Mike Smith has been introduced in Calgary as the Flames' newest goaltender. The 35-year-old was acquired in a trade with the Arizona Coyotes where he was a starter...
--Tenth NewsWatch-
---(Softwood-Lumber-Trudeau) (Audio: P05)The latest anti-dumping duties the U-S is imposing on Canadian softwood lumber were a bit lower than some analysts had expected.But Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he's not going to get into whether Canada's...
The Beer Store Launches Home Delivery Pilot Project in 2 Communities
The Beer Store launches home delivery pilot--TORONTO - Beer drinkers in two Ontario communities can now have their brew of choice brought straight to their door.The Beer Store announced Tuesday that home delivery is now available in Ottawa and the east...
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Wednesday, June 28
The Canadian Press News Agenda for June 28--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for June 28 as of 9:15 p.m. ET: x-denotes wire, y-denotes picture, z-denotes graphics coverage. Copy from other events based on merit and availability. All times...
--Third NewsWatch-
---(Nursing-Home-Probe)(Audio:22)Now that a former nurse has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years for killing eight seniors, the Ontario government says the case will be the subject of a public inquiry.Elizabeth Wettlaufer...
--Thirteenth NewsWatch-
---(Premier-Threats)British Columbia's Prosecution Service says a woman has been charged with uttering death threats aimed at Premier Christy Clark and Speaker Steve Thomson.The service says a special prosecutor approved charges of uttering threats to...
Today in History - June 27
Today in History - June 27--Today in History for June 27:In 1299, in his encyclical "Scimus fili," Pope Boniface VIII claimed that Scotland owed allegiance to the Catholic Church.In 1759, British Gen. James Wolfe landed his army near Quebec City and...
Top News Advisory for Tuesday, June 27
Top News Advisory for June 27--TOP NEWS ADVISORYTuesday, June 272:30 p.m. ETHere are the latest Top News stories from The Canadian Press. All times are Eastern unless otherwise stated. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are subject to...
Toronto Airport to Host 150 Live Music Shows to Celebrate Canada 150
Toronto airport to host 150 live music shows--TORONTO - Travellers at Canada's busiest airport will get to enjoy live music this summer as part of the country's 150th birthday celebrations.The YYZ Live performance series at Toronto's Pearson International...
Toronto Blue Jays Designate Veteran Reliever Jason Grilli for Assignment
Blue Jays designate Grilli for assignment--TORONTO - A cardboard box, some cleats and a few dry-cleaned shirts were all that remained at Jason Grilli's stall in the Toronto Blue Jays' locker-room Tuesday afternoon.The veteran reliever's nameplate had...
Toronto Cop Killer Granted Permission to Travel to Visit Daughter
Richard Kachkar granted permission to travel--TORONTO - The man found not criminally responsible for killing a Toronto police officer while driving a snowplow has been granted permission to travel up to 150 kilometres from his home in Ontario.The Ontario...
Toronto Wolfpack Feeling the Pain as Injury List Continues to Grow
Wolfpack feeling the pain of injury list--TORONTO - The Toronto Wolfpack may be steamrolling everyone in their path, but that success is coming at a cost.The rugby league team's injured list keeps growing.On Tuesday, the walking wounded included Ryan...
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