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Articles from August 2, 2017

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2016 Census Reveals Anglophone Population in Quebec Rising despite Language Laws
Census reveals more anglophones in Quebec--MONTREAL - Quebec's English-speaking community has grown more in the past five years than during any census period over the last four decades, says the executive vice-president of the Association for Canadian...
After Tough Upbringing in Brazil, MMA Champion Blessed to Call Canada Home
Bibiano Fernandes blessed by MMA journey--Talk to Bibiano (The Flash) Fernandes and you'll hear the word blessed a lot.Blessed to live in Canada. Blessed to have earned Canadian citizenship. Blessed to be a mixed martial artist.Given his impoverished...
Ambrose, Ex-Tory Minister Moore on Council to Advise Liberal Government on NAFTA
Liberals tap Ambrose for NAFTA advice--OTTAWA - While Liberals and Conservatives trade accusations that they're hurting Canada's position in the imminent renegotiation of NAFTA, the Trudeau government has tapped the Tories' former interim leader, Rona...
American-Style Interstate Model Proposed for Busy Manitoba Highway
Interstate model proposed for Manitoba road--WINNIPEG - The Manitoba government is looking at turning a busy but aging roadway around Winnipeg's south side into a freeway.The province is hiring an engineering consultant to investigate transforming the...
Appeals Filed by Trio of Men Convicted of Murdering 54-Year-Old Shawn Douglas
Appeals filed by trio convicted of murder--REGINA - Three men are appealing their convictions for first-degree murder and their sentences in the beating death of Shawn Douglas, 54.Johnathon Peepeetch, Joshua Wilson and Dennis Thompson were all sentenced...
As Troubles Brew in Canada, RBI Plans to Expand Tim Hortons to Spain
RBI plans to expand Tim Hortons to Spain--Tim Hortons plans to expand to Spain, its fourth venture abroad in recent months, as it tries to overcome lagging sales and an internal revolt from disgruntled franchisees in Canada.Restaurant Brands International...
Atlantic Audio 1:15 PM AT
Atlantic Audio 1:15 PM AT--AT01 - (NS-Student-Deaths)HALIFAX. x-14s. The Nova Scotia government says it will immediately spend 192-thousand dollars boosting mental health supports at the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board in the wake of three...
--Atlantic Update-
---(Right-Whale-Deaths)The number of North Atlantic right whales found dead in the Gulf of St. Lawrence continues to rise.The federal Department of Fisheries confirmed yesterday that another whale has been found on the west coast of Newfoundland.In all,...
--Atlantic Update-
(NS-Electric-Car)Nova Scotia Power is installing 12 electric vehicle charging stations across the province.The initiative is part of a pilot project to study the usage of the network, which is expected to be ready for use in 2018.The stations will be...
B.C. Asks Utilities Commission to Review $8.8-Billion Site C Dam Megaproject
B.C. asks utilities commission to review Site C--VANCOUVER - British Columbia's New Democrat government has requested an independent review of the $8.8-billion Site C dam, threatening thousands of construction jobs on what was a signature megaproject...
B.C. Court Orders Insurance Firm to Pay for Man's Emergency Surgery in U.S
Court orders insurance firm pay for U.S. surgery--VICTORIA - An insurance company that refused to pay for a British Columbia man's emergency heart surgery has been ordered by a B.C. Supreme Court judge in Victoria to cover the US$180,000 bill.Paul Fletcher...
--B-C Update-
------(BC-Site-C-Review)B-C's energy minister says the province's utilities commission is being asked to review the eight-point-eight-billion-dollar Site C dam.Michelle Mungall says the N-D-P government is asking the regulator to determine the economic...
Bill of Rights Would Prevent Woes like Those Experienced by Air Transat Travellers
How Bill C-49 will protect air travellers--TORONTO - A bill of rights for Canadian travellers would prevent problems like those experienced by Air Transat passengers forced to withstand uncomfortably warm conditions on a flight stuck on an Ottawa runway...
Brian Mulroney's Daughter Seeking Ontario PC Nomination
Caroline Mulroney seeks to run as Ontario PC--TORONTO - Former prime minister Brian Mulroney's daughter is seeking to run for the Ontario Progressive Conservatives in next year's provincial election, adding some potential star power to a party looking...
Canada's Top Soldier Issues Directive Encouraging Pride Participation
Top soldier issues directive on Pride--MONTREAL - Uniformed Canadian military personnel who march in Montreal's Pride parade for the first time later this month will do so with the blessing of Canada's top soldier, according to a recent directive from...
Canadians Milos Raonic, Eugenie Bouchard Move on with Wins at Citi Open
Raonic, Bouchard advance at Citi Open--WASHINGTON - Canada's Milos Raonic advanced to the third round of the Citi Open on Wednesday with a 7-6 (2), 7-6 (8) win over France's Nicolas Mahut.Raonic, the third seed in Washington, fired 26 aces past Mahut...
Canadian Sprinter Andre De Grasse out of World Championships with Injury
De Grasse out of worlds with injury--LONDON - Canadian sprinter Andre De Grasse will miss the upcoming world championships due to a torn right hamstring.De Grasse suffered the injury on Monday during a training session at Mile End Stadium in London....
Celebrity Birthdays for Aug. 2
Celebrity birthdays for Aug. 2--Celebrity Birthdays for Aug. 2:Actor Nehemiah Persoff is 98.Keyboardist Garth Hudson of The Band is 80.Canadian pianist and composer Andre Gagnon is 75.Singer Kathy Lennon of The Lennon Sisters is 74.Actor Max Wright ("Alf,"...
Census 2016: 'Skip-Generation' Families Press Grandparents into Service
Census: grandparents parent in perpetuity--TORONTO - With their only child grown up with a family of her own, Louise Hutchison and Dave Sharp were enjoying the freedom of being empty-nesters: travelling, getting together with friends and, of course,...
Census: English-French Bilingualism Hits All-Time High amid Linguistic Diversity
Census: Bilingualism rates hit historic high--OTTAWA - The share of the population that can speak both of Canada's official languages hit an all-time high in 2016, Statistics Canada reported Wednesday in its latest batch of census numbers -- a modest...
CFL Implements New Video Review Rule, Limits Coaches to One Challenge
CFL limits coaches to one review challenge--TORONTO - Randy Ambrosie wants players and coaches to decide CFL games on the field, not the replay booth.The CFL commissioner unveiled a significant rule change Wednesday that, effective immediately, limits...
CFL Rushing Leader Jerome Messam Can Expect Physical Welcome from Argos Defence
Messam can expect physical welcome from Argos--TORONTO - Being the CFL rushing leader will earn Jerome Messam a physical homecoming.The six-foot-three, 255-pound Toronto native leads the Calgary Stampeders into BMO Field on Thursday night against the...
Cineplex Reports $1.4-Million Q2 Profit, Down from $7.2 Million a Year Ago
Cineplex Q2 profit down from year ago--TORONTO - Shares of Cineplex Inc. (TSX:CGX) fell Wednesday after the company reported a drop in second-quarter profit compared with a year ago as fewer people filled its theatres.The stock fell as low as $41.50...
Controlled Burns Crucial in Battling Big Wildfires, B.C. Official Says
Planned burns vital to fight big fires: Official--VANCOUVER - A spokesman for British Columbia's wildfire service says crews accidentally sparked a blaze while burning off fuel in order to contain one of many fires raging across the province's Interior.Kevin...
Couple of Calgary Businesses Taking Protective Action against Nasty Hawks
Calgary businesses dealing with nasty hawks--CALGARY - Ducking the hawks has become a daily ritual of self-preservation in one Calgary business area.The birds of prey, who have nested in a nearby tree, are highly territorial and have taken some swipes...
CRIME-Arson
DAUPHIN, Man. - Two brothers convicted of an arson in Dauphin, Manitoba that severely burned a teenager and injured a woman have each been sentenced to 15 years in prison.Sean and Seamus Nepinak were sentenced yesterday for the August 2013 blaze that...
Cross-Country Gamble Pays off for Canadian Rugby Winger Elissa Alarie
Cross-country gamble pays off for Alarie--In 2012, Elissa Alarie quit her accounting job, sublet her apartment and packed up her 2010 Honda Civic to drive cross-country to Victoria.The native of Trois-Rivieres, Que., was going all-in on rugby.Alarie...
Editorial Exchange: Canada Must Make Sure Saudis Live Up to Human Rights Guarantees
Editorial Exchange: Canada must make sure Saudis live up to human rights guarantees--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published July 31:The Trudeau government is finally having its faced rubbed in an obvious but uncomfortable truth: you can't sell...
Editorial Exchange: Don't Supply Terror Tools to Tyrants
Editorial Exchange: Don't supply terror tools to tyrants--An editorial from the Hamilton Spectator, published Aug. 2:When Justin Trudeau's Liberals were elected, they inherited an odious legacy: a 2014 deal to sell armed military vehicles to Saudi Arabia....
Editorial Exchange: End of Cash Will Produce Casualties
Editorial Exchange: End of cash will produce casualties--An editorial from the Winnipeg Free Press, published Aug. 1:Remember the joy of getting allowance as a child, and how the jingling of a few coins made your pockets heavy with purchasing potential?Coins...
Editorial Exchange: Helmut Oberlander and Justice
Editorial Exchange: Helmut Oberlander and justice--An editorial from the Hamilton Spectator, published Aug. 2:Canadians are understandably divided over the case of Helmut Oberlander and whether he should be deported at age 93 for what he did in the Second...
Editorial Exchange: Passchendaele's Tragedy Lingers
Editorial Exchange: Passchendaele's tragedy lingers--An editorial from the Waterloo Region Record, published Aug. 2:In April, Canadians marked with quiet pride the 100th anniversary of the incredible victory won by Canadian soldiers at Vimy Ridge.Some...
Editorial Exchange: Prescriptions Shouldn't Push Brand Name Drugs
Editorial Exchange: Prescriptions shouldn't push brand name drugs--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published July 31:It sure is a financial win-win for brand name drug companies and Telus Health, a subsidiary of the telecom giant.But a software tool...
Editorial Exchange: Trump Looking like a Lame Duck
Editorial Exchange: Trump looking like a lame duck--An editorial from the Winnipeg Free Press, published Aug. 1:Now that the ruling Republicans in Washington, D.C. have tried and failed to repeal the health insurance reforms of the previous Democratic...
--Eighteenth NewsWatch-
---(Big-O-Asylum-Seekers) (Audio: 125)Several busloads of asylum seekers have arrived at Montreal's Olympic Stadium, which is being pressed into use as a shelter for would-be refugees.Quebec is contending with a recent influx of people entering from...
--Eighth NewsWatch-
---(Census-Lockup-Main) (Audio: P02)Data from the 2016 census shows more Canadians than ever are living alone and a spike in the number of young adults living with their parents.Statistics Canada says the solo lifestyle is the most common living arrangement...
--Eleventh NewsWatch-
---(NAFTA-Team-Canada)Former interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose is joining former Harper cabinet minister James Moore and veteran N-D-P strategist Brian Topp on a new advisory council on NAFTA.Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland announced...
--Fifteenth NewsWatch-
---(Big-O-Asylum-Seekers) (Audio: 100)Montreal's iconic Olympic Stadium will be the first place some newcomers to Canada call home, with the venue being used as a temporary shelter for asylum seekers.The first groups were bused to the Big O as Quebec...
--Fifth NewsWatch-
---(BC-Wildfires-Theft)As fire crews in British Columbia prepare to welcome help from 108 firefighters from Mexico this week, the difficult work of taming the wildfires has been made more challenging by the theft of firefighting equipment.The B-C Wildfire...
--First NewsWatch-
---(Air-Transat-Delay)(Audio:06)Air Transat has apologized for the discomfort 336 passengers endured for hours Monday on a runway in Ottawa, but isn't taking all of the blame.Passenger Maryanne Zehil says the flight from Belgium to Montreal was diverted...
Five Stories in the News for Today, Aug. 2
Five stories in the news for today, Aug. 2--Five stories in the news for Wednesday, Aug. 2------LATEST BATCH OF CENSUS DATA OUT TODAYStatistics Canada will shine a light today on Canadian families, how they live and the languages they speak, in the latest...
Flight Delays: Canadian Transportation Agency Wants Air Transat Explanation
Air Transat delays: agency wants explanation--GATINEAU, Que. - The Canadian Transportation Agency has ordered Air Transat to explain the circumstances surrounding a delay of two of its flights, including one in which a plane spent six hours on the tarmac...
Former Gang Member Turned Chef Says He Won't Give in to Pressure Tactics
Anti-gang chef won't give in to pressure--WINNIPEG - A former gang member who is helping to steer youth away from crime says he was chased and attacked by a group of people this week, and he thinks it's related to his anti-gang project.Robert Bear Rodericks...
--Fourteenth NewsWatch-
---(Wildfires-BC-Alta) (Audio: 97)A scenic highway that winds through Kootenay National Park in Alberta has been closed because of wildfire smoke.Highway 93 between Castle Junction on the Trans-Canada Highway and the town of Radium Hot Springs some 100...
--Fourth NewsWatch-
---(Air-Transat-Delay)(Audio:05)Air Transat has apologized, but isn't taking all of the heat for some passengers' hot and lengthy layover in Ottawa.It was on Monday that 336 passengers were forced to stay inside an Air Transat flight from Belgium to...
Growth of Same-Sex Marriage in Canada More Practicality Than Principle
Census 2016: same-sex marriage on the march--SURREY, B.C. - Laura and Jen O'Connor got married for all the romantic, fairy-tale reasons: after seven years together, they were deeply in love and wanted to start a family. But on another level, they thought...
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 3 P.M. Wednesday, August 2
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...
Highlights from Census 2016 Numbers on Families, Households, Languages
Census 2016: families, households, language--OTTAWA - Highlights from Wednesday's latest batch of data from the 2016 census, this one focused on families, households, marital status and language:-- The Canadian household averaged just 2.4 people in 2016,...
Home Capital Posts $111M Loss in First Earnings Report since Buffett Life Line
Home Capital posts $111M loss in 2nd quarter--TORONTO - Home Capital Group (TSX:HCG), the alternative mortgage lender that was on the brink of collapse earlier this year, has reported a loss of $111.1 million in its latest quarter compared with a profit...
Human Genome Editing: We Should All Have a Say
Human genome editing: We should all have a say--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...
IIHF Ivan Hlinka U18 World Championship Team Canada Roster
IIHF Ivan Hlinka U18 World Championship Team Canada roster--BRECLAV, Czech Republic - 2017 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup U18 World ChampionshipsAt Breclav, Czech Republic and Bratislava, SlovakiaTeam Canada Roster(Name, Hometown, Club Team)c- captain, a-...
Immigration, Aging, Housing Costs Fuel Rise in Multigenerational Households
Census: spike in multigenerational households--TORONTO - About a year after Yi Jiang and her family moved to Ottawa from China, they found themselves sharing a two-bedroom apartment with her parents.After living together in Shenzhen, it seemed only natural...
Immigration Says Man Trying Not to Be Deported Had Criminal Record
Immigration says deportee has criminal record--KINDERSLEY, Sask. - Immigration officials say a Venezuelan man who is facing deportation from Saskatchewan had been charged with domestic violence, burglary, assault and property damage in the U.S. years...
MacDonald to Represent Canada at World Driving Championships, Replacing Suspended Campbell
MacDonald to represent Canada at world driving championships--James MacDonald will represent Canada at harness racing's upcoming 2017 world driving championships, replacing the suspended Brandon Campbell.Campbell received a $4,000 fine and suspension...
Manitoba Judge Asks Why No One Noticed Lengthy Abuse before Child's Death
Mother gets life sentence for fatal abuse--WINNIPEG - A Manitoba judge had harsh words Wednesday as he asked why no one stepped in to prevent the lengthy neglect and abuse that left a 21-month-old girl malnourished, suffering from untreated injuries...
Man Sues Police after Claiming He Was Left Naked and in Pain in Cell Overnight
Man sues police, alleges mistreatment, discrimination--A man who claims he was deprived of medical care and left naked in an Ontario jail cell overnight two years ago has filed a lawsuit against several Brantford, Ont., police officers, alleging they...
Man Who Shot and Killed Wife in Alberta Hostage-Taking Dies in Custody
Man who took wife hostage in Alberta dies in custody--ABBOTSFORD, B.C. - A man who took his estranged wife hostage before shooting her in the head in southern Alberta has died in custody in British Columbia.Correctional Service Canada did not say how...
Metro Vancouver Residential Property Benchmark Price Cracks $1 Million
Vancouver's benchmark house price cracks $1M--VANCOUVER - The typical price of a home in Metro Vancouver surpassed $1 million for the first time last July, the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver said on the one-year anniversary of British Columbia's...
Middle Distance Runner Melissa Bishop Sticks by Ailing Coach's Side
Bond between Bishop and ailing coach unbreakable--WINDSOR, Ont. - When Melissa Bishop races the 800 metres at the world track and field championships, every strong, rhythmic step of her run will be set to the roaring soundtrack of 60,000-strong at London...
More Canadians Living Alone, with Parents or without Children: Census
Census 2016: Single, same-sex and childless--OTTAWA - Couples without kids are outpacing their procreating counterparts, same-sex relationships are blossoming, multiple generations are living under the same roof and more people than ever are living alone,...
More Fast-Charging Stations Coming for Electric Vehicles in the Maritimes
More electric charging stations in Maritimes--HALIFAX - Driving an electric car along Canada's rugged East Coast is about to get a lot easier.Electric utilities in both Nova Scotia and New Brunswick are moving ahead with plans to install more charging...
Most Actively Traded Companies on the TSX
Most actively traded companies on the TSX--Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,265.63, up 63.53 points):Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Up 14 cents, or 5.53...
National Audio 10:55 AM ET
National Audio 10:55 AM ET--NAT060 - (US-Affirmative-Action-Probe) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) WASHINGTON. x-15s. The White House is responding to a New York Times report that the Trump administration is looking at ways to sue universities for allegedly discriminating...
National Audio 12:15 PM ET
National Audio 12:15 PM ET--NAT073 - (NS-Student-Deaths) HALIFAX. x-14s. The Nova Scotia government says it will immediately spend 192-thousand dollars boosting mental health supports at the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board in the wake of three...
National Audio 12:35 PM ET
National Audio 12:35 PM ET--NAT075 - (US-Wall-Street-Dow-Record) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-24s. (Daria Albinger) Wall Street cleared another hurdle and stepped into uncharted territory today. (SOURCE:ABC)--NAT076 - (US-Trump-Immigration) (NOT FOR...
National Audio 12:55 PM ET
National Audio 12:55 PM ET--NAT080 - (Restaurant-Brands) VANCOUVER. x-12s. Restaurant Brands International chief financial officer Josh Kobza says Tim Hortons has received a positive reception in the international markets. R-B-I recently opened Tim Hortons...
National Audio 2:45 AM ET
National Audio 2:45 AM ET--NAT001 - (Toronto-Deaths) TORONTO. x-18s. A young boy and his father have been found dead in a Toronto apartment in what is believed to be a murder-suicide. Pearse Vujcic -- who has lived next to 58-year-old Zlatan Cico for...
National Audio 3:05 PM ET
National Audio 3:05 PM ET--NAT091 - (ENT-TV-Dynasty) (FOR PRODUCTION) UNDATED. x-57s. The C-W's new series "Dynasty" premieres October 11th. It's a reboot of the 1980s T-V soap opera series of the same name, which ran on A-B-C from 1981 to 1989. The...
National Audio 3:35 AM ET
National Audio 3:35 AM ET--NAT009 - (ENT-TV-Jimmy-Kimmel-Live!) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) HOLLYWOOD. x-25s. In his opening monologue, "Jimmy Kimmel Live" host Jimmy Kimmel joked that he thinks Snoop Dogg should light the Olympic Torch in Los Angeles in 2028....
National Audio 3:55 PM ET
National Audio 3:55 PM ET--NAT097 - (Wildfires-BC-Alta) BANFF, Alta. x-09s. A highway that winds through Kootenay National Park in Alberta has been closed because of wildfire smoke. Highway 93 between Castle Junction on the Trans-Canada Highway and the...
National Audio 4:05 AM ET
National Audio 4:05 AM ET--NAT018 - (US-Fox-News-Seth-Rich) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-30s. A new lawsuit lays out an explosive tale of Trump allies, the White House and Fox News conspiring to distract attention from the Russia investigation. The...
National Audio 4:25 PM ET
National Audio 4:25 PM ET--NAT102 - (US-Trump-Immigration) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) WASHINGTON. x-15s. White House officials say proposed legislation to limit immigration will implement a system to make the U-S more competitive, raise wages and create jobs....
National Audio 5:35 PM ET
National Audio 5:35 PM ET--NAT118 - (Big-O-Asylum-Seekers) MONTREAL. x-18s. A number of busloads of asylum seekers have arrived at Montreal's Olympic Stadium. The Big O is being transformed into a refugee housing centre to deal with a spike in the number...
National Audio 5:45 AM ET
National Audio 5:45 AM ET--NAT039 - (US-Pierogi-Festivals-Fight) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-33s. (Dave Packer) Pierogi fans in two states are getting into a mash, as the name of their local festivals becomes a legal hot potato. (WAS) (SOURCE:ABC)--NAT040...
National Audio 8:45 PM ET
National Audio 8:45 PM ET--NAT141 - (US-Building-Collapse-Minneapolis) (WATCH FOR DATING) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) MINNEAPOLIS. x-18s. Firefighters are trying to stabilize a partially collapsed building following an explosion at a private school in Minneapolis....
--Nineteenth NewsWatch-
---(Big-O-Asylum-Seekers)Montreal's iconic Olympic Stadium is being used as a temporary shelter for would-be refugees, as Quebec deals with an influx of asylum seekers.The first groups have begun arriving by bus at the Big O, where the rotunda has been...
Nintendo Releases New 2DS XL in the Shadow of the Switch, but Who Is System For?
Nintendo releases latest version of venerable 3DS--TORONTO - When the Nintendo Switch was announced last year, questions arose around the future of the company's 3DS family of handheld systems.The Switch, a sleek hybrid of a console and a handheld gaming...
--Ninth NewsWatch-
---(Census-Lockup-Many-Generations) (Audio: P08)The latest data from the 2016 census shows a significant spike in the growth rate of multi-generational households.The number of families of at least three generations living under one roof has increased...
Nova Scotia Teen Suicides: Mental-Health Expert Delivers Recommendations
Teen suicides: Expert delivers recommendations--HALIFAX - The mental health expert who looked into a spate of Cape Breton teen suicides says authorities have to look beyond bullying in their response."I think there is this tendency to assume that bullying...
--Ontario Update-
---(Nursing-Home-Probe)A public health advocacy group is raising concerns about the duration of a newly announced public inquiry into systemic issues at Ontario's long-term care homes.The province has named an experienced appeal court judge to lead the...
--Ontario Update --
---(Police-Abuse-Lawsuit)A 27-year-old man has filed a lawsuit against several Brantford police officers, alleging they abused him and treated him differently because of his race.Nigerian-born Philip Alafe, who now lives in Toronto, claims he was deprived...
Parliament Audio 9:05 AM ET
Parliament Audio 9:05 AM ET--P08 - (Census-Lockup-Many-Generations) OTTAWA. x-15s. More Canadians are living with their parents or adult children. The latest census numbers show a 37.5 per cent increase in multi-generational households in Canada between...
Parliament Audio 9:15 AM ET
Parliament Audio 9:15 AM ET--P12 - (Census-Lockup-Grandparents) OTTAWA. x-10s. Census figures released in Ottawa today show a growing trend in so-called "skip generation" families. Nora Spinks, C-E-O of the Vanier Institute of the Family, says that's...
Photo Advisory Addition
Photo advisory addition--The Canadian Press photo advisory addition for Wednesday, Aug.2, 2017. Entries with an estimated photo transmission time (EST) are staffed by The Canadian Press or Associated Press photojournalists.ADDITIONS: HALIFAX--Adolescent...
Prairie Audio 10:30 AM MT
Prairie Audio 10:30 AM MT--PR04 - (Pallister-Costa-Rica)WINNIPEG. x-11s. There are new revelations today about how Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister communicates with staff while at his vacation home in Costa Rica. Documents released under the freedom-of-information...
Prairie Audio 3:50 PM MT
Prairie Audio 3:50 PM MT--PR12 - (Alta-Police-Chiefs)CALGARY. x-19s. There's no guarantee in the future that victims of homicide will be publicly identified in Alberta. The association representing Alberta police chiefs has come up with new rules for...
--Prairie Update-
(Mba-Churchill-Rail-Line)The fight continues over who is responsible for fixing a broken rail line to Churchill, Manitoba.Omnitrax, the Denver-based company that owns the rail line, tells the Winnipeg Free Press it is no longer obligated by a 2008 contract...
--Prairie Update-
---(Alta-Police-Chiefs)Some new rules agreed to by 11 Alberta police chiefs could mean the names of homicide victims will be kept from the public for privacy reasons.A policy adopted in principle at a meeting of the Alberta Association of Chiefs of Police...
Prep-Agriculture-Report
(Dairy-Programs)The federal government has announced the fulfillment of a commitment made to dairy producers last November.Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay unveiled two programs worth 350 million dollars, aimed at dairy producers and processors.One...
Prep-LifeWatch
---(Divorce-Study)A new study suggests many people considering divorce will change their minds a year later.Researchers at the University of Alberta and Utah's Brigham Young University conducted an online survey of three-thousand Americans aged 25 to...
Privacy Laws Apply to the Dead: Police Chiefs Could Withhold ID of Homicide Victims
Privacy laws apply to deceased: police chiefs--CALGARY - Alberta's police chiefs have agreed in principal to new rules that could mean the names of homicide victims are withheld from the public."There is just a lawful expectation of privacy even for...
Prof Says Weather, High Food Prices Could Explain Saskatchewan Obesity
Weather could explain Saskatchewan obesity: prof--REGINA - A Saskatchewan kinesiology professor says the province's extreme weather could be why it has the country's highest obesity rate.Katya Herman, with the University of Regina, says her lab is looking...
Quarterback Reilly, Receiver Ellingson, Lineman Butler Named CFL Top Performers for July
Reilly, Ellingson, Butler named top performers--TORONTO - Edmonton quarterback Mike Reilly, Ottawa receiver Greg Ellingson and Toronto defensive lineman Victor Butler have been named the CFL's top performers for July.Reilly steered his team to a flawless...
RCMP Need Training to Challenge Assumptions about Inuit Intoxication: Inquest
RCMP need to challenge Inuit drinking assumptions--BAKER LAKE, Nunavut - The sister of a Nunavut man who died of a stroke after RCMP put him in a jail cell thinking he was drunk wants police to learn from their mistake."They mishandled him, just thought...
Reports on Softwood Lumber Encouraging, Offer Hope of a Deal: CIBC Analyst
CIBC analyst: Reason for optimism on softwood--WASHINGTON - The latest news on softwood lumber is being greeted as an encouraging sign by one analyst, who points to several developments that increase hope of a deal between Canada and the United States.That...
Rick George, Former Suncor Energy CEO and Pioneer of Oilsands Industry, Dies at 67
Former Suncor Energy CEO Rick George dies--CALGARY - Rick George, former CEO of Suncor Energy and a pioneer of Canada's oilsands industry, has died at the age of 67 after a battle with acute myeloid leukemia.George, who died Tuesday, is credited with...
--Second NewsWatch-
---(Air-Transat-Delay)(Audio:07)Air Transat isn't taking all of the blame for Monday's incident that saw 336 passengers forced to stay inside one of its planes that sat on an Ottawa runway for six hours.Maryanne Zehil says the flight from Belgium was...
Sensitive Documents Sent to Manitoba Premier in Costa Rica Via His Wife's Email
Premier uses wife's email for work in Costa Rica--WINNIPEG - Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister's secret, security-conscious method for working while at his vacation home in Costa Rica involves his wife's personal email account and her cellphone.Documents...
--Seventeenth NewsWatch-
---(Big-O-Asylum-Seekers) (Audio: 127)A number of asylum seekers have arrived at Montreal's Olympic Stadium.The Big O is being transformed into a refugee housing centre to deal with a spike in the number of people crossing at the U-S border in recent...
--Seventh NewsWatch-
---(Census-Lockup-Main) (Audio: P01)For the first time in Canadian history, census data reveals more of us are living alone than in families.Statistics Canada says slightly more than 28 per cent of all households were made of up just one person in 2016,...
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