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Articles from July 18, 2017

2017 Major League Baseball's Players of the Week
2017 MLB Players of the Week--Players of the week for the 2017 season as announced Monday by Major League Baseball:AMERICAN LEAGUEJuly 17 _ J.D. Martinez, RF, Detroit TigersJuly 10 _ Jose Altuve, 2B, Houston AstrosJuly 3 _ Mookie Betts, OF, Boston Red...
A List of B.C.'S New NDP Cabinet
A list of B.C.'s new NDP cabinet--VICTORIA - British Columbia's New Democrat Premier John Horgan was sworn in on Tuesday. Here is a list of his cabinet ministers:Carole James: finance and deputy premierMike Farnworth: public safety and solicitor generalAdrian...
--Atlantic Update-
(Premiers-Meeting-Gallant)NAFTA is the hot topic at the premiers' meeting in Edmonton today, but New Brunswick's Brian Gallant says he's sure that Canada has the facts on its side.Gallant says nine million jobs in the United States are directly tied...
B.C. Lions Host Winnipeg Blue Bombers at Home Following Road Success
Lions return home after road success--There are two different twists this week for the B.C. Lions.The Lions (3-1) are home Friday night to Winnipeg (2-1) following three straight road wins over East Division rivals, and they'll likely have a different...
B.C. Lions Host Winnipeg Blue Bombers at Home Following Road Success
Lions return home after road success--There are two different twists this week for the B.C. Lions.The Lions (3-1) are home Friday night to Winnipeg (2-1) following three straight road wins over East Division rivals, and they'll likely have a different...
--B-C Update-
(BC-Swearing-In)First Nations drummers led the ceremony as an N-D-P government was sworn in today in B-C, after 16 years as the Opposition.John Horgan was sworn in as premier after gaining a one-seat advantage over the Liberals due to an agreement with...
Billy Bragg Explores British Skiffle Craze in 'Roots, Radicals and Rockers'
Billy Bragg explores origins of skiffle craze--TORONTO - Skiffle may have been short-lived, but Billy Bragg says the 1950s British music craze that laid the groundwork for bands like the Beatles is deserving of greater recognition in the annals of pop...
Cache Creek, B.C., Residents Return Home after Being Forced out by Fires
Cache Creek, B.C., residents return home--CACHE CREEK, B.C. - Residents of a village in British Columbia's Interior are thrilled to be heading home after being rushed out by a fast-moving wildfire, but they fear an uphill battle in repairing the community's...
Calgary Stampeders Slotback Kamar Jorden No Longer Waiting in the Wings
Jorden no longer waiting in the wings--CALGARY - Kamar Jorden was finally a frontrunner for a starting job at Calgary Stampeders training camp this year. The receiver has made the most of his chance early this season.With four touchdown catches and another...
Canadian Retailers Worry as Trump Pushes for Higher Cap on Duty-Free Goods
Trump's NAFTA push worries Canadian retailers--Donald Trump may have unwittingly resurrected an issue that has been hotly contested for years in Canada's retail industry when he unveiled his list of objectives for the upcoming NAFTA renegotiations.The...
Competition Bureau Calls on Municipalities to Relax Rules around Food Trucks
Bureau calls for re-think of food truck rules--OTTAWA - The federal Competition Bureau is calling on municipalities to re-think their rules around food trucks in a bid to encourage the popular choice for many Canadians looking for a quick and tasty meal.The...
Couillard Happy with Premiers' Constitutional Reaction in Edmonton
Couillard happy with premiers' constitutional reaction--EDMONTON - Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard is expressing satisfaction with the reaction of his counterparts to his political document outlining his desire to have the province eventually sign...
Court Grants Sears Canada Approval to Begin Liquidation Sales Friday
Sears Canada gets OK to start sales Friday--TORONTO - Liquidation sales at dozens of Sears Canada locations slated for closure could begin as early as this week after an Ontario court signed off on the plan Tuesday.The sales can start Friday and run...
--Eighteenth NewsWatch-
---(BC-Swearing-In)British Columbians welcomed their newest government today as N-D-P Premier John Horgan and his cabinet were sworn in.It is B-C's first N-D-P government in 16 years and the first to have cabinet gender parity.As Horgan took the reins...
--Eighth NewsWatch-
---(Wildfires-BC) (Audio: 73)People from Cache Creek, B-C who fled a forest fire 11 days ago are starting to return home, while others across the southern and central Interior remain on evacuation alert.In the Cariboo Regional District, some people are...
--Eleventh NewsWatch-
---(Premiers-Meeting) (Audio: 91)Canada's top diplomat in Washington is briefing the premiers on President Donald Trump's list of objectives for upcoming North American free trade negotiations.With the trade talks set to begin next month, Ambassador...
Ex-Ski Coach Bertrand Charest to Appeal Sex-Crime Convictions
Bertrand Charest to appeal sex-crime convictions--MONTREAL - Ex-ski coach Bertrand Charest is appealing his conviction on 37 sex-related charges, with documents filed Tuesday seeking an acquittal or a new trial.A lawyer for the former high-performance...
'Extremely Vulnerable:' Report Urges More Support for Reunified Families
More support for reunified families urged--CALGARY - Alberta's child and youth advocate says the deaths of three children who were in government care before being reunited with their families show that better support is needed during such transitions.Del...
Federal Help to Cover Veterans' Funeral Costs Not Reaching Some Families: Audit
Audit flags issues with vets' funeral benefit--OTTAWA - The families of some recently deceased veterans may not be getting the help paying for funerals that they deserve, an internal government audit has found, prompting a renewed commitment to outreach...
Feds Unveil Plans to Stop 'Unfair' Business Tax Advantages Reaped by Individuals
Feds unveil plans to close tax loopholes--OTTAWA - The federal government is proposing measures to tighten what it calls "unfair" loopholes for private corporations that enable many wealthy Canadians, including professionals like some doctors, to reduce...
Female-Led 'Doctor Who' Stokes Talk about Lack of Visible Minority Heroines
Female-led 'Doctor Who' stokes diversity talk--TORONTO - "Doctor Who" fan Melissa Perez was excited to hear one of her favourite TV series had picked a woman for the leading role.But she couldn't deny feeling a little disappointed.Even though the casting...
--Fifteenth NewsWatch-
---(Wildfires-BC) (Audio: 113)Residents of Cache Creek, B-C will get to return home today after being evacuated due to a fast-moving wildfire 11 days ago, but businesses may take more time to recover.Mayor John Ranta says the village has a number of...
--Fourteenth NewsWatch-
---(Wildfires-BC)While residents of Cache Creek, B-C are thrilled to be heading home, many fear an uphill battle in repairing the community's tourism industry because of the wildfires burning in the area.One motel owner says the loss of 11-days of visitors...
Graves of 45,000 Veterans in Disrepair Due to Funding Shortfall: Audit
Graves of 45,000 veterans in disrepair: audit--OTTAWA - The veterans' grave markers standing in orderly rows are clean and well-maintained on a brilliant summer afternoon.The words on each are easy to read, even those carved decades ago, while the grey...
High-Dose Vitamin D No Better Than Standard Dose for Preventing Kids' Colds: Study
High vitamin D doses don't reduce kids' colds: study--TORONTO - Giving children high daily doses of vitamin D instead of the standard recommended amount doesn't appear to reduce the number of times they come down with wintertime sniffles, a study suggests.For...
How Changing Your Diet Could Save Animals from Extinction
How changing your diet could save animals from extinction--This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on the...
Hundreds of Jobs Lost as Siemens Closes Turbine Plant in Tillsonburg, Ont
Hundreds of jobs lost as Siemens closes turbine plant in Tillsonburg, Ont.--TILLSONBURG, Ont. - Hundreds of people will be losing their jobs in Tillsonburg, Ont., after a major international company announced the closure of a factory manufacturing wind...
Hundreds Seeking Mental Health Support in Pikangikum First Nation: Philpott
Hundreds seek help in Pikangikum: Philpott--OTTAWA - New mental health workers arrived in Pikangikum First Nation on Tuesday to help hundreds of people seeking support in the northern Ontario community, Health Minister Jane Philpott says.Additional nurses...
Impact Hope to Erase Disappointing First Half with Win over Union
Impact looking for clean slate in second half--MONTREAL - If the Montreal Impact hope to make the MLS playoffs, head coach Mauro Biello says his side needs to learn from its mistakes in the first half of the season.The Impact begin the second half of...
Indigenous Groups Won't Meet Provinces under Current Rules: Inuit Leader
Aboriginals won't meet provinces under current rules--EDMONTON - Canada's national Inuit leader says Indigenous groups are unlikely to appear at future provincial and territorial meetings under rules the premiers have developed."If nothing changes, we...
Kinder Morgan Canada Faces Pressure on Trans Mountain in Its First Earnings
Kinder Morgan Canada to release first results--CALGARY - Kinder Morgan Canada is facing mounting pressure to detail its plans for the Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion when it releases its first earnings report Wednesday since going public.Analysts...
Measures Protecting Canadian Dairy Industry under Fire at U.S. NAFTA Hearing
Canadian dairy under fire at NAFTA hearing--OTTAWA - Canadian measures to protect the dairy industry came under the microscope at a U.S. congressional hearing on revamping the North American Free Trade Agreement Tuesday, suggesting the Liberal government...
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 (15,149.57, down 15.79 points):Element Fleet Management Corp. (TSX:EFN). Financial Services. Up 66 cents,...
Mother Sues Government over Son's Death in Saskatchewan Penitentiary
Mother sues government over son's death--PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. - The mother of a man who was killed while serving time in the Saskatchewan Penitentiary has launched a lawsuit against the federal government.Lauren Laithwaite alleges her son, Christopher...
Mounties Issue Plea for Help from Small Community to Find Girl's Killer
Mounties issue plea for help finding killer--GODS LAKE NARROWS, Man. - RCMP have issued a plea on social media for help from a small, isolated Manitoba community to find the killer in their midst.Manitoba Mounties posted on their Facebook page Tuesday...
National Audio 1:05 PM ET
National Audio 1:05 PM ET--NAT096 - (US-Dennis-Hastert) CHICAGO. x-17s. The U-S Federal Bureau of Prisons says former U-S House Speaker Dennis Hastert has been released from prison in Minnesota and transferred to a Chicago re-entry facility. Hastert...
National Audio 12:25 PM ET
National Audio 12:25 PM ET--NAT090 - (US-Flooding-Wisconsin-Cash-Destroyed) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-31s. (Ryan Burrow) A bank in Southern Wisconsin is re-opening after flooding destroyed a vault full of cash. (WA) (SOURCE:ABC)--NAT091 - (Premiers-Meeting)...
National Audio 1:45 PM ET
National Audio 1:45 PM ET--NAT099 - (Alta-Child-Deaths) EDMONTON. x-06s. Alberta's child and youth advocate is urging better support for children who are returned to their families after time in government care. Del Graff reviewed the deaths of three...
National Audio 2:15 PM ET
National Audio 2:15 PM ET--NAT105 - (US-Music-Kenny-Rogers) UNDATED. x-30s. (Margie Szaroleta (zar-oh-LEH'-tah)) Country singer Kenny Rogers has announced details of his farewell performance, and that means saying goodbye to performing with longtime...
National Audio 5:35 PM ET
National Audio 5:35 PM ET--NAT119 - (ENT-Kenny Rogers) NASHVILLE, Tenn. x-16s. Two of country music's biggest stars will be making their final performance together this year. Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton spawned hit duets like "Islands in the Stream"...
National Audio 7:35 PM ET
National Audio 7:35 PM ET--NAT130 - (BC-Swearing-In) VICTORIA. x-10. British Columbia's New Democrat Premier John Horgan has been sworn in as his party takes the reins of power after 16 years in Opposition. Horgan's cabinet is made up of an equal number...
N.B. Premier Says Funding Abortion Pills Is the "Right Thing to Do"
N.B. Premier to speak at abortion event--EDMONTON - New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant is stopping short of calling on his provincial counterparts to offer abortion pills for free, but he says it's "the right thing to do."After years of restricting...
New B.C. Premier Promises Help for Thousands of Wildfire Evacuees
New B.C. premier takes reins as wildfires rage--VICTORIA - The more than 45,000 people forced by wildfires to flee their homes were top of mind for John Horgan as he was sworn in as premier of British Columbia on Tuesday, becoming the first New Democrat...
No Rush: Canada's U.S. Ambassador Wants Quick NAFTA Deal but Won't Take Bad One
Ambassador says timing critical on NAFTA--EDMONTON - Canada's ambassador to the United States says he is pushing hard for a timely resolution on the NAFTA renegotiation, but he won't accept a bad deal to get it."We've heard from Canadian business (and)...
N.S. Liberals to Begin Rollout of Promised Pre-Primary Program This September
N.S. to roll out pre-primary in September--HALIFAX - Nova Scotia's Liberal government announced the rollout of a key election campaign promise to provide a free pre-primary program for four-year-olds across the province Tuesday, prompting critics to...
Omnitrax Says It Won't Pay for Rail Repairs in Churchill, Manitoba
Omnitrax says it won't pay for rail repairs--CHURCHILL, Man. - Omnitrax says the flooded-out rail line to Churchill, Man., could be fixed before this winter, but the company won't be putting up the money to do it.Omnitrax officials said Tuesday the price...
Ontario Court Halts Quarry Project over Lack of Consultation with First Nations
Ontario quarry project halted over lack of consultation--An Ontario court has halted a limestone quarry project on the Bruce Peninsula nearly a decade in the making after finding the province failed to properly consult First Nations whose traditional...
--Ontario Update-
---(Quarry-Consultation)A limestone quarry project on the Bruce Peninsula has been halted by an Ontario court decision.The court ruled that the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry did not properly consult First Nations whose traditional...
Ottawa Redblacks Look to Get into Win Column When They Face Alouettes
Winless Redblacks 'hungry' not desperate--OTTAWA - The Grey Cup champion Ottawa Redblacks haven't won a game this season. But don't call them desperate."Desperate is a terrible word to describe us, but hungry would be a great word to describe us so we're...
Parliament Audio 12:25 PM ET
Parliament Audio 12:25 PM ET--P05 - (Tax-Loopholes) OTTAWA. x-22s. The federal government is proposing measures to close loopholes that it says enable many Canadians to unfairly reduce how much tax they pay. Finance Minister Bill Morneau says the idea...
P.E.I. RCMP Probing Second Report of Aircraft Being Hit by Green Laser
Second laser affecting aircraft in P.E.I.--FERNWOOD, P.E.I. - A crash is inevitable if people continue to point lasers at airplanes, a P.E.I. pilot warned Tuesday as Island police announced they were investigating the second such incident in as many...
Prairie Audio 11:30 AM MT
Prairie Audio 11:30 AM MT----PR05 - (Alta-Child-Deaths)EDMONTON. x-08s. Alberta's child and youth advocate is urging better support for children who have been in government care and then returned to their families. Del Graff reviewed the deaths of three...
Prairie Audio 8:50 PM MT
Prairie Audio 8:50 PM MT--PR10 -- (Backpack-Bomb)WINNIPEG. x-13s. Winnipeg police are pulling out all the stops to find who out who built a bomb that explosed inside a truck on the weekend, sending four people to hospital. Two of the victims are in critical...
--Prairie Update-
(Alta-Child-Deaths)Alberta's child and youth advocate says he's frustrated that the province hasn't done more to respond to a report from his office a year ago that raised concern about the number of Indigenous children in care.Del Graff made the comments...
Quebec Premier Disappointed with Result of Referendum on Muslim Cemetery
Couillard says Muslim cemetery result disappointing--EDMONTON - Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard says the outcome of a referendum in which voters narrowly rejected a proposed Muslim-owned cemetery was disappointing.Voters shot down a zoning change by...
Retailers Pull Wasp Trap from Shelves after Photos Show It Caught Birds
Retailers pull wasp trap that caught birds--Some Canadian retailers are pulling a wasp trap from their shelves after reports emerged that it was trapping birds and killing them.The TrapStik for Wasps is advertised as catching wasps by luring them to...
SaskTel Confirms Talks Ongoing about Potential Partnerships
Talks ongoing: A partnership for SaskTel?--REGINA - The minister responsible for SaskTel says talks are going on at the executive level about potential partnerships for the Crown-owned telecommunications company.Dustin Duncan says enough information...
--Seventeenth NewsWatch-
---(BC-Swearing-In) (Audio: 126)British Columbia's N-D-P Premier John Horgan was sworn into office today.Twenty-two members of cabinet were also sworn in, and for the first time in the province's history, the cabinet has achieved gender-parity.Horgan...
--Sixteenth NewsWatch-
---(BC-Swearing-In) (Audio: 124)The British Columbia New Democrats have been sworn in as government after 16 years on the Opposition benches.In a ceremony led by First Nations drumming and songs, Premier John Horgan unveiled his cabinet.Horgan says his...
Suite of Housing Measures Cooling Market Largely as Expected: Morneau
Housing changes slowing market: Morneau--OTTAWA - The federal finance minister says steps taken to tame Canada's hottest housing markets have already helped slow down a sector he believes was moving at an unsustainable clip.Bill Morneau's comments Tuesday...
Tembec Takeover Could Be in Jeopardy after Two Largest Shareholders Oppose Deal
Shareholder opposition to Tembec takeover grows--MONTREAL - The takeover of forestry company Tembec could be in jeopardy after the company's second-largest shareholder said Tuesday it will vote against the US$807-million friendly offer by Rayonier Advanced...
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Wednesday, July 19
The Canadian Press News Agenda for July 19--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Wednesday, July 19 as of 3 p.m: x-denotes wire, y-denotes picture, z-denotes graphics coverage. Copy from other events based on merit and availability. All times...
--Thirteenth NewsWatch-
---(Premiers Meeting-Wall) (Audio: 107)Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall says when it comes to upcoming NAFTA negotiations, Canada must be ready for anything.Speaking at the premiers' annual meeting in Edmonton, Wall suggested Canada should compile a discreet...
To Defeat Tyranny Today, Look to the Past
To defeat tyranny today, look to the past--This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on the original site.___Author:...
Tories, NDP Want Liberals to Outline NAFTA Priorities before Commons Committee
Tories, NDP want immediate NAFTA hearing--OTTAWA - Conservatives and New Democrats are joining forces in a bid to pressure the Trudeau government to reveal its priorities for the imminent renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement.Four...
--Twelfth NewsWatch-
---(Premiers-Meeting) (Audio: 92)Canada's ambassador to the United States says he expects upcoming North American free trade negotiations to go well.David MacNaughton went over the Trump administration's list of objectives for the talks during a meeting...
Ujiri: Raptors Have "Signed a Sniper;" Team Introduces Sharp-Shooter C.J. Miles
Raptors introduce sharp-shooter C.J. Miles--TORONTO - The NBA's shift toward three-point shooting has a big fan in C.J. Miles.The Toronto Raptors swingman has developed into one of the league's elite sharp-shooters, and the three-point trend has breathed...
Vermont: An Escape Calling Canadian Foodies, Outdoor Addicts and Dog Lovers
Vermont: a weekend getaway for foodies--BURLINGTON, Vt. - Vermont is a state that boasts about its mountains, its food and spirits scene, and its maple syrup production -- all factors that make it a desired getaway for 650,000 Canadian visitors annually.While...
What's Making News in British Columbia
What's making news in British Columbia--NDP GOVERNMENT SWORN INFirst Nations drummers led the ceremony as an NDP government was sworn in today in B.C., after 16 years as the Opposition.John Horgan was sworn in as premier after gaining a one-seat advantage...
Winnipeg Police Department Confirms Bomb Set off Truck Fire on Weekend
Police confirm bomb set off truck fire--Winnipeg police are confirming it was a bomb that set off a fire inside a truck that sent four people to the hospital on the weekend, including two who remain in critical condition.Police say one of the victims...
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