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Articles from July 21, 2017

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Agriculture Ministers Reach Five-Year, $3-Billion Deal to Boost Farm Sector
Agriculture ministers reach new partnership--ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Agriculture ministers signed a $3-billion partnership with Ottawa aimed at strengthening the industry and developing new markets as federal officials prepare for looming trade talks with...
Al Gore Praises Trudeau on Climate Change - but Says There's Room for Improvement
Gore praises, critiques Trudeau's climate-change efforts--TORONTO - While Al Gore has plenty of praise for Justin Trudeau's efforts to combat climate change, he says there's still room for improvement on the prime minister's environmental agenda.Trudeau...
Alimentation Couche-Tard Looks to Norway for Guidance to Adapt to Electric Cars
'Alt for Norge' as Couche-Tard braces for EVs--MONTREAL - Alimentation Couche-Tard, one of the largest gas retailers in Canada, is looking to Norway for guidance on how to adapt to growing electric car sales, a trend that some investors fear could threaten...
--Atlantic Update-
---(Right-Whale-Deaths)Fisheries and Oceans Canada says it's closing the snow crab fishery in Area 12 in the Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence.The decision announced Thursday is an attempt to protect North Atlantic Right whales from the dangers posed by...
--Atlantic Update-
(NL-Agriculture-Ministers)Canada's agriculture ministers have wrapped up their meetings in Newfoundland by inking a five-year, three billion-dollar deal with the federal government.Officials say the partnership, which comes into effect on April 1st,...
Banff's Sunshine Village Clearing out Guests as Crews Tackle Nearby Wildfire
Wildfire clearing Banff's Sunshine Village of guests--CALGARY - A popular Rocky Mountain resort in Banff National Park was preparing Thursday to move out its guests to make way for crews fighting a wildfire raging in the nearby backcountry.Sunshine Village,...
Border Crossers Shift from Manitoba to Quebec, According to June Stats
Quebec sees jump in border crossers in June--OTTAWA - There has been a "pronounced" shift in where the RCMP are arresting people crossing illegally into Canada, new figures released Friday indicate.The federal government data, including preliminary figures...
Calgary Police Report Spike in Gun Violence, Blame Disorganized Criminal Group
Calgary police report spike in gun violence--Calgary police say there has been an increase in the number of shootings over the last year.There were 45 shootings in 2017 compared to just 37 in 2016.Officials say more than 100 guns connected to crime have...
Calgary Stampeders Seek Bounce-Back Win against Rested Saskatchewan Roughriders
Calgary Stampeders seek bounce-back win--CALGARY - The Calgary Stampeders haven't lost back-to-back games since 2012 for a span of 91 regular-season games without two losses in a row.They intend to preserve that stat Saturday when they face the Saskatchewan...
Canadian Military Aircraft Have Not Flown in Syria for Weeks: Commander
Canadian military aircraft sticking to Iraq--OTTAWA - Canadian military aircraft involved in the fight against Islamic State militants have not flown over Syria for the past few weeks, though a senior officer denied any links Friday to Russian threats.Tensions...
Celebrity Birthdays for July 21
Celebrity birthdays for July 21--Celebrity Birthdays for July 21:Movie director Norman Jewison is 91.Canadian pianist-composer Anton Kuerti is 79.Actor Leigh Lawson ("Tess") is 74.Actor David Downing is 74.Singer Yusuf Islam (formerly Cat Stevens) is...
Celebrity Birthdays for July 23
Celebrity birthdays for July 23--Celebrity Birthdays for July 23:Concert pianist Leon Fleisher is 89. Quebec pop singer Daniele Dorice is 82.Actor Ronny Cox is 79.Radio personality Don Imus is 77. Actor Larry Manetti ("Magnum, P.I.") is 74.Country singer...
Celebrity Birthdays for July 24
Celebrity birthdays for July 24--Celebrity Birthdays for July 24:Actor John Aniston ("Days of Our Lives") is 84.Political cartoonist Pat Oliphant is 82.Comedian Ruth Buzzi is 81.Actor Mark Goddard ("Lost In Space") is 81.Actor Dan Hedaya is 77.Actor...
Celebrity Birthdays for July 25
Celebrity birthdays for July 25--Celebrity Birthdays for July 25:Actress Barbara Harris is 82.Singer-guitarist Bruce Woodley of The Seekers is 75.Drummer Jim McCarty of The Yardbirds is 74.Bassist Verdine White of Earth, Wind and Fire is 66.Guitarist...
Celebrity Birthdays for July 27
Celebrity birthdays for July 27--Celebrity Birthdays for July 27:TV producer Norman Lear is 95.Guitarist Tony Romandini is 89.Actor Jerry Van Dyke ("Coach") is 86.Sportscaster Irv Cross is 78.Actor John Pleshette ("Knots Landing") is 75.Acadian folksinger-songwriter...
Celebrity Birthdays for July 28
Celebrity birthdays for July 28--Celebrity Birthdays for July 28:Actor Darryl Hickman is 86.Ballet dancer-choreographer Jacques d'Amboise is 83.CFL Hall of Fame quarterback Russ Jackson is 81. Steel guitarist George Cummings (Dr. Hook) is 79.Musical...
Celebrity Birthdays for July 29
Celebrity birthdays for July 29--Celebrity Birthdays for July 29:Hockey Hall of Fame forward Ted Lindsay is 92.Actor Robert Fuller ("Laramie," ''Emergency!") is 84.Actor David Warner ("Titanic") is 76.Actress Roz Kelly ("Happy Days") is 75.Actor Tony...
City Removes Homemade Stairs in Toronto Park, Promises New Set of Stairs
City removes homemade stairs in Toronto park--TORONTO - His handiwork may have been torn down, but a Toronto man who took it upon himself to build a staircase to help residents get down a steep park embankment says he's just happy his efforts have led...
Editorial Exchange: Farming the Future
Editorial Exchange: Farming the future--An editorial from the Amherst News, published July 21:The farming industry in Atlantic Canada is at a tipping point.Statistics Canada found the average age of Canadian farmers had reached 55 as of 2016, and 92...
Editorial Exchange: Muslim Cemetery Rejection a Setback for Quebec
Editorial Exchange: Muslim cemetery rejection a setback for Quebec--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published July 19:In the wake of the terrible massacre at a Quebec City mosque earlier this year, Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard spoke about the...
Editorial Exchange: Ontario Ratepayers Should Share in Gains of Hydro One
Editorial Exchange: Ontario ratepayers should share in gains of Hydro One--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published July 21:The big winners in the $6.7-billion acquisition of an American utility company by Hydro One, formerly owned by the Ontario...
Editorial Exchange: Our Health Care System Can Do Better
Editorial Exchange: Our health care system can do better--An editorial from the Waterloo Region Record, published July 21:As proud as most Canadians are of their public health-care system many of us realize it could, with some effort, be even better.Alarmingly,...
Editorial Exchange: Our Love and Hate for Fire
Editorial Exchange: Our love and hate for fire--An editorial from the Prince George Citizen, published July 19:Fire is supposed to be our friend.It brings us warmth, light and energy.Without the ability to use and control fire, there wouldn't have been...
Editorial Exchange: Trust the Public with Full Story on Julie Payette
Editorial Exchange: Trust the public with full story on Julie Payette--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published July 20:So it turns out Julie Payette's life hasn't been completely charmed. It hasn't all been flying jet planes, exploring space, performing...
Editorial Exchange: World Looks Brighter in Rainbow-Coloured Glasses
Editorial Exchange: World looks brighter in rainbow-coloured glasses--An editorial from the Halifax Chronicle Herald, published July 21:If you have not yet done so, it's a good time to try on a pair of rainbow-coloured glasses. It will reveal more of...
--Eighteenth NewsWatch-
---(US-Trump-Communications) (Audio: 140)Newly named White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci went right to work answering journalists' questions after getting the job.Scaramucci entered the White House press briefing room with Sarah Huckabee...
--Eighth NewsWatch-
---(StatCan-Inflation-June)Lower gasoline and electricity prices helped offset higher costs in most other categories in June.Statistics Canada reports that kept the annual inflation rate to one per cent last month, down from 1.3 per cent in May.Following...
Elections Watchdog Says Tory Golf Shirt at Child Benefit Event Broke Rules
Tory child benefit event broke elections rule: watchdog--OTTAWA - If he had to do it all over again, Pierre Poilievre would have worn a suit.Canada's election watchdog said Friday that the former Conservative cabinet minister's decision in 2015 to wear...
--Eleventh NewsWatch-
---(US-Trump-Communications) (Audio: 97)The man who made daily White House press briefings must-see T-V has resigned.Sean Spicer's resignation appears linked to the appointment of New York financier Anthony Scaramucci as the new White House communications...
Encana Reports US$331M Profit on Earlier Than Expected 'Production Bounce'
Encana reports US$331 million Q2 profit--CALGARY - Higher production of more profitable products in the second quarter allowed oil and gas producer Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA) to handily beat analyst expectations while posting a US$331-million net profit."Our...
Family of Canadian Accused of Masterminding Darknet Site Doubt Allegations
Family defends Canadian in AlphaBay case--MONTREAL - The family of a late Canadian man accused of masterminding the world's leading "darknet" internet marketplace said Friday they're having a hard time believing he was a hardened criminal. Alexandre...
Federal Court of Appeal Ruling Deals Setback for Pacific NorthWest LNG Project
Ruling deals setback for Pacific NorthWest LNG--VANCOUVER - The National Energy Board must reconsider whether a proposed natural gas pipeline critical to the development of the Pacific NorthWest liquefied natural gas project falls within provincial or...
Federal Government Lengthens Funding for Next Generation Olympics, Paralympians
Federal government extends NextGen funding--TORONTO - Sarah Mitton is spending the summer in Toronto to train with one of the strongest groups of Canadian throwers ever assembled.The 20-year-old shot putter from Brooklyn, N.S., has been identified as...
--Fifteenth NewsWatch-
---(US-Trump-Communications) (Audio: 120)The new communications director for U-S President Donald Trump was not always a fan of the man who now sits in the Oval Office.During today's White House briefing, incoming director Anthony Scaramucci acknowledged...
--Fifth NewsWatch-
---(NAFTA-Politics)A Commons committee will meet today to discuss upcoming NAFTA talks, but it is unlikely members will get much insight on the government's negotiating strategy.The renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement between Canada,...
First Nations Lawsuit Blames Government Inaction for Husky Oil Spill
Lawsuit blames province over Husky oil spill--A First Nations lawsuit alleges that government inaction is at least partly to blame for a Husky Energy oil spill that fouled water supplies for tens of thousands of people along the North Saskatchewan River...
--First NewsWatch-
---(NAFTA-Politics) (Audio: 01)A Commons committee will meet in Ottawa today to talk about the upcoming renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement.The Conservatives and N-D-P joined forces this week to force the emergency meeting of the...
Five Key NAFTA Battlegrounds to Watch When Negotiations Get Underway
Five potential NAFTA sticking points to watch--OTTAWA - U.S.-initiated negotiations to overhaul the North American Free Trade Agreement are bound to be long and hard.Canadian officials maintain that Mexico is the real target of President Donald Trump's...
Five Stories in the News for Today, July 21
Five stories in the news for today, July 21--Five stories in the news for Friday, July 21------B.C. WILDFIRE STATE OF EMERGENCY HITS TWO-WEEK MARKToday marks two weeks since raging wildfires that have displaced thousands of people British Columbia forced...
--Fourteenth NewsWatch-
---(US-Trump-Communications) (Audio: 115)A major shakeup today to the Donald Trump team.Trump has appointed Anthony Scaramucci as the new White House Communications Director -- and the wealthy financier promptly named Sarah Huckabee-Sanders as press...
Giovinco Questionable for Colorado; Toronto FC Coach Vanney Suspended
Giovinco questionable for Colorado game--TORONTO - Star striker Sebastian Giovinco is questionable and, upon further review, Toronto FC coach Greg Vanney is suspended for Saturday's game against the visiting Colorado Rapids.Giovinco is dealing with a...
Groups Weigh in on Ontario Labour Reforms on Last Day of Consultations
Ontario wraps public hearings on minimum wage--TORONTO - Unions and advocacy groups made one last effort Friday to sway the Ontario government on its plan for sweeping changes to the province's labour laws, with some sounding the alarm about what they...
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 10 A.M. Friday, July 21
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory--Good morning 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...
Husky Energy Set to Repair Pipeline That Spilled Crude into River a Year Ago
Husky Energy set to repair burst pipe--CALGARY - Husky Energy (TSX:HSE) says it has been granted permission to repair and replace a section of pipeline that leaked 225,000 litres of crude in Saskatchewan just over a year ago.Chief executive Robert Peabody...
Immigration Officials Working on Case of Winnipeg Yazidi Woman and Injured Son
Immigration officials working on Yazidi case--WINNIPEG - Officials in Ottawa say they are working to help reunite a Yazidi woman living in Winnipeg with her 12-year-old son, who was recently freed from captivity with Iraqi militants and is recovering...
Inflation, Retail Trade Data Reinforce Expectations of Gradual Rate Hike
Inflation falls to weakest rate in nearly 2 years--OTTAWA - The annual pace of inflation fell to its weakest rate in almost two years though retail sales rose for their third consecutive month, Statistics Canada said Friday, reinforcing expectations...
It's Final: Saskatchewan End-of-Year Numbers Confirm $1.2B Deficit
Saskatchewan deficit still stands at $1.2B--REGINA - Saskatchewan's books for the 2016-17 fiscal year are now official and they confirm a $1.2-billion deficit.That's $914 million higher than budgeted in March 2016, even with a positive adjustment for...
Liberal-Tory Common Front on NAFTA Negotiations Frayed by Khadr Quarrel
Khadr quarrel tests bipartisanship on NAFTA--OTTAWA - The bipartisan common front to defend Canadian interests in crucial NAFTA negotiations is being tested by a cross-border Conservative campaign savaging Justin Trudeau for making a generous federal...
Man Found Guilty in Eaton Centre Shooting Gets New Trial after Conviction Overturned
New trial ordered in Eaton Centre shooting--TORONTO - A man who was found guilty of second-degree murder in a daytime shooting at Toronto's landmark Eaton Centre mall was granted a new trial Friday after a judge found the jury that convicted him was...
Man Punches Bear in the Nose in Fight for Survival during B.C. Beachcombing Trip
Man punches bear in the nose in fight for survival--QUALICUM BEACH, B.C. - A British Columbia's man's relaxing beachcombing trip turned into a harrowing fight for survival against a grizzly bear that flailed him around "like a puppet."Randal Warnock,...
Metrolinx Abandons Court Appeal but Won't Let Bombardier Bid to Operate GO Trains
Metrolinx cuts Bombardier from contract renewal--MONTREAL - Ontario's transit agency has decided not to appeal a court ruling favouring Bombardier but will exclude the Montreal-based company from bidding to continue operating GO Transit trains as it...
Mike Reilly Throws Three TDs, Eskimos Beat Tiger-Cats 31-28
Eskimos beat Tiger-Cats to remain undefeated--HAMILTON - Nail-biters are nothing new for the Edmonton Eskimos this season, so quarterback Mike Reilly had no doubt his offence could score a game-winning touchdown with 70 seconds left on the clock."We...
Montreal Canadiens to Charge Fans for Physical Season Tickets Next Season
Habs charge fans for printed season tickets--Montreal Canadiens fans who cherish the annual arrival of their season tickets got an unwelcome surprise when the team announced recently it would be charging extra for printed tickets.Canadiens spokesman...
Montreal Impact Hope to Make Most of Homestand Starting with FC Dallas
Impact hope to make most of homestand--MONTREAL - How the Montreal Impact play at home in the next few weeks will determine the team's fate this season, according to veteran defender Laurent Ciman.Six of Montreal's next eight games in Major League Soccer...
More Charges Laid in Case of Alleged Assault Involving Toronto Police Officer
More charges laid in 19-year-old's alleged assault--TORONTO - Ontario's special investigations unit has laid more charges in a case in which a Toronto police officer is accused of assaulting a 19-year-old man.Toronto police Const. Michael Theriault was...
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 (15,183.13, down 81.51 points):Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE). Oil and gas. Down 24 cents, or 2.51 per cent,...
Mounties Help Livestock Displaced by B.C. Wildfires as Drivers Urged to Look Out
Mounties helping B.C. livestock displaced by fires--KAMLOOPS, B.C. - Thousands of people have been displaced by wildfires in British Columbia, but the flames have also forced livestock left behind to flee beyond their enclosures.RCMP Cpl. Janelle Shoihet...
MP on Canada-U.S. File Says Sharing NAFTA Goals Gives Up Negotiating Advantage
Sharing NAFTA positions 'illogical': Liberal--OTTAWA - It would not make any sense for the Liberal government to divulge what they hope to get out of a new North American Free Trade Agreement, said Andrew Leslie, the parliamentary secretary for Canada-U.S....
Nate Thompson Drawn to Senators by Wanting to Play for Boucher Again
Thompson drawn to Senators by Boucher--OTTAWA - Nate Thompson was more than happy to give up California sunshine for Canadian winters because he believes the Ottawa Senators are ready to win.The Senators signed Thompson, a former centre with the Anaheim...
National Audio 11:05 AM ET
National Audio 11:05 AM ET--NAT076 - (US-Trump-Russia-Probe) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-24s. U-S President Donald Trump is shaking up his legal team. Jonathan Karl reports John Dowd will replace Mark Kasowitz as Trump's lead private attorney to...
National Audio 11:35 AM ET
National Audio 11:35 AM ET--NAT084 - (US-Drowning-Man-Teens) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-11s. Authorities in Florida say a group of teens watched and laughed as a man drowned in a retention pond last week. Jamel Dunn drowned in a retention pond in...
National Audio 12:25 PM ET
National Audio 12:25 PM ET--NAT089 - (ENT-MUSIC-Bieber-China) (FOR PRODUCTION) UNDATED. x-42s. Canadian pop star Justin Bieber has been barred from performing in China due to what officials call past instances of "bad behaviour." In a statement posted...
National Audio 2:55 AM ET
National Audio 2:55 AM ET--NAT004 - (Right-Whale-Deaths) HALIFAX. x-11s. The director of an animal rescue group says experts will perform a post-mortem today on the latest of eight North Atlantic right whales found dead in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Tonya...
National Audio 2:55 PM ET
National Audio 2:55 PM ET--NAT104 - (US-MED-Native-Hawaiians-Health) NEW YORK. x-34s. (Warren Levinson) Hawaii often ranks first in U-S national health studies, but new results from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say Native Hawaiians'...
National Audio 3:35 PM ET
National Audio 3:35 PM ET--NAT114 - (US-Trump-Communications) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) WASHINGTON. x-05s. U-S President Donald Trump appointed Anthony Scaramucci as the new White House Communications Director. After the announcement, Sean Spicer resigned...
National Audio 4:05 AM ET
National Audio 4:05 AM ET--NAT015 - (EU-Greece-Turkey-Earthquake) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) KOS, Greece. x-15s. A powerful earthquake shook the Greek resort island of Kos overnight, killing two tourists and injuring more than 100 people. The quake struck...
National Audio 4:25 AM ET
National Audio 4:25 AM ET--NAT026 - (ENT-TV-Jimmy-Kimmel-Live!) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) HOLLYWOOD. x-14s. Last night on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!," host Jimmy Kimmel joked about what will happen the day O-J Simpson is released. ("..in Paradise.") (SOURCE:ABC)...
National Audio 4:35 PM ET
National Audio 4:35 PM ET--NAT122 - (US-Trump-Communications) (EXTENDED) WASHINGTON. x-42s. (Sagar Meghani) The White House is overhauling its communications team, with Sean Spicer among those ready to leave. (WAS) (SOURCE:The Associated Press)--NAT123...
National Audio 5:05 AM ET
National Audio 5:05 AM ET--NAT037 - (US-OJ-Simpson-Parole) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) LOVELOCK, Nev. x-32s. (Alex Stone) A Nevada parole board has voted to release O-J Simpson from prison in October. A-B-C's Alex Stone is at the Lovelock Correctional Center....
National Audio 5:15 PM ET
National Audio 5:15 PM ET--NAT128 - (ENT-TV-Sean-Spicer-SNL) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-34s. (Christopher Watson) What does Sean Spicer's resignation as White House press secretary mean for "Saturday Night Live?" (opens and contains sound) (SOURCE:ABC)--NAT129...
National Audio 5:35 PM ET
National Audio 5:35 PM ET--NAT131 - (US-Trump-Communications) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) WASHINGTON. x-21s. (Karen Travers) U-S President Donald Trump had just one public appearance today but he had a quick reply for questions about his recent staff shakeup....
National Audio 6:05 AM ET
National Audio 6:05 AM ET--NAT048 - (US-Western-Wildfires) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) MARIPOSA, Calif. x-09s. Thousands of residents have been evacuated as wildfires burn through California's Sierra Nevada foothills. The devastating Detwiler Fire is 10 per...
National Audio 6:15 AM ET
National Audio 6:15 AM ET--NAT053 - (EU-Greece-Turkey-Earthquake) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) KOS, Greece. x-10s. A deadly earthquake struck early this morning in the waters between Greece and Turkey. The quake struck hardest on the Greek tourist island of...
National Audio 6:55 PM ET
National Audio 6:55 PM ET--NAT143 - (US-Health-Overhaul) WASHINGTON. x-30s. (Jennifer King) The American Medical Association is weighing in on the debate on whether to repeal and or replace the Affordable Health Care Act. (SOURCE:The Associated Press)--NAT144...
National Audio 9:15 AM ET
National Audio 9:15 AM ET--NAT067 - (United-States-NKorea) WASHINGTON. x-23s. U-S officials say the Trump administration will ban American citizens from travelling to North Korea. Correspondent Sagar Meghani (SAH'-gur meh-GAH'-nee) has the details. ("..will...
National Program Brings Exceptional Students Together for Learning, Competition
Students test smarts with competing robots--FREDERICTON - Eighty teenagers screamed, squealed and jumped for joy Friday in a theatre at the University of New Brunswick, but instead of watching their favourite music or movie star, they were taking part...
New Brunswick Seeks Champions to Help Campaign against Intimate Partner Violence
Champions campaign against partner violence--FREDERICTON - Melissa Shea had been married for more than two years but no matter what she did, she says it wasn't good enough for her husband.She was stripped down emotionally and became separated from family...
Newfoundland Supreme Court Orders Assessment for Major Aquaculture Project
Assessment ordered for aquaculture project--ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - The Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador has ordered a major aquaculture project proposed for Placentia Bay to undergo an environmental assessment after the provincial government earlier...
New Review Finds 'Systemic Weaknesses' at N.L. Chief Medical Examiner's Office
N.L. chief medical examiner's office flawed:report--ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - A review of Newfoundland and Labrador's chief medical examiner's office has found that the loss of a key piece of evidence in a murder investigation -- a baby's brain -- was a "complex...
--Nineteenth NewsWatch-
---(US-Trump-Communications) (Audio: 110)Another shakeup in the Trump White House.New York financier Anthony Scaramucci has been formally named communications director and Sarah Huckabee Sanders has been promoted to press secretary.Trump says in a statement...
--Ninth NewsWatch-
---(Thailand-Darknet-Suspect) (Audio: 78)American authorities are trying to get their hands on the fortune a 25-year-old Canadian man allegedly amassed as the mastermind of the world's leading "darknet'' internet marketplace.Officials say AlphaBay traded...
North Atlantic Right Whale to Be Examined on New Brunswick Island
Right whale examined in New Brunswick--MISCOU ISLAND, N.B. - Marine mammal experts began carving up the remains of another endangered North Atlantic right whale on Friday in a bid to determine what caused the death of the latest whale to be found floating...
--Ontario Update-
---(Ont-Minimum-Wage)Public consultations are wrapping up on the provincial government's proposed changes to labour laws.The changes would, among other things, raise the minimum wage to 15 dollars an hour, require equal pay for part-time workers and...
--Ontario Update-
---(Highway-400-Crashes)Two accidents caused closures along Highway 400 north of Toronto yesterday.The first crash at about 1:30 p-m, north of Newmarket, involved a car and a tractor-trailer which spilled a hazardous liquid believed to be a paint thinner.Some...
Parents Who Worry about Their Children's Sleep Problems at Risk of Depression
Parents who worry about their children's sleep problems at risk of depression--This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information...
Parliament Audio 1:05 PM ET
Parliament Audio 1:05 PM ET--P03 - (NAFTA-Politics) OTTAWA. x-10s. Opposition M-Ps say they need more information from the Liberal government about Canada's priorities going into NAFTA trade talks with the United States and Mexico. Conservative M-P Gerry...
Parliament Audio 1:55 PM ET
Parliament Audio 1:55 PM ET--P07 - (NAFTA-Politics) SHELBURNE, N.S. x-12s. The N-D-P asked the Commons trade committee to invite Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to appear before it to discuss the government's goals in negotiations on a new North American...
Prairie Audio 8:00 AM MT
Prairie Audio 8:00 AM MT--PR03 - (Sask-SGI-Sale)REGINA. x-15s. A portion of Saskatchewan Government Insurance may be up for sale. The Crown company released its annual report yesterday, with president and C-E-O Andrew Cartmell saying the corporation...
--Prairie Update-
(Mba-Churchill-Rail)The mayor of Churchill, Manitoba, is inviting Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to visit the community and speak to residents angry after gas prices jumped to two dollars and 33 cents a litre.Omnitrax, which owns the town's crippled rail...
--Prairie Update-
(Husky-Spill-Lawsuit) (Sask Note)A lawsuit filed by a Saskatchewan First Nation alleges that government inaction is at least partly to blame for a Husky Energy oil spill.A statement of claim filed by the James Smith band in Melfort against the provincial...
Prep-Agriculture-Report
(Farm-Fatality)R-C-M-P say a seven-year-old girl has died of injuries she suffered when her leg was severed by a farm tractor that struck her as she played in a hay field in rural Nova Scotia.R-C-M-P Sergeant Terry Miller said the child was alone in...
Prep-LifeWatch
---(Cda-Microbiology-Lab-Expansion)High-level containment labs at Canada's National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg are being expanded.This will give scientists increased capacity to research some of the world's most dangerous infectious diseases.Known...
Prime Minister Urges Opposition to Leave "Domestic Squabbles" at Home
Trudeau takes swipe at Tory campaign--SHELBURNE, N.S. - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took aim at the cross-border Conservative campaign lambasting him for a generous federal payout to Omar Khadr, saying "domestic squabbles" should be left at home.Speaking...
Put Muslim Characters Who Don't Need to Be 'Saved' on School Reading Lists
Put Muslim characters who don't need to be 'saved' on school reading lists--This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information...
Sears Canada Liquidation Sales Begin at 54 Locations across the Country
Sears liquidation sales begin at 54 stores--TORONTO - Shoppers queued up Friday in hopes of finding a deal as Sears Canada Inc. began liquidation sales at 54 locations that will be closed as part of a court-supervised restructuring that began last month.Large...
--Second NewsWatch-
---(NAFTA-Politics) (Audio: 02)A spokesman for the foreign affairs minister says Chrystia Freeland will happily testify to a commons committee about upcoming NAFTA talks.Adam Austen says Freeland's staff are working with the international trade committee...
--Seventh NewsWatch-
---(StatCan-Inflation-June) (Audio: 70)The inflation rate in June was in-line with analysts' expectations at one per cent.That's down from 1.3 per cent in May.Statistics Canada reports we paid less for gasoline and electricity but more for hotel accommodation,...
--Sixteenth NewsWatch-
---(US-Trump-Communications) (Audio: 122)The White House is overhauling its communications team -- and Sean Spicer has resigned as press secretary after reportedly not being happy that Anthony Scaramucci has been appointed Communications Director.Scaramucci...
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