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Articles from August 20, 2017

--Atlantic Update-
---(NS-Homicide)A 17-year-old boy is scheduled to appear in Nova Scotia court tomorrow to a face a second-degree murder charge.The teenager was arrested on Friday after police found a 46-year-old man suffering from life-threatening injuries in a Stewiacke...
--B-C Update-
(BC-Anti-Racism-Rally)Speakers at an anti-racism rally in Vancouver are calling for people to spread love, tolerance and understanding.About four thousand people attended the rally at Vancouver's city hall yesterday, with many carrying signs that bore...
Body of Newfoundland Writer Recovered in Pond after Three-Day Search
Body of N.L. writer recovered in pond--KEELS, N.L. - The body of a distinguished Newfoundland writer and historian has been recovered from a pond after a roughly three-day search.An RCMP spokesperson has confirmed that Patrick O'Flaherty was the 78-year-old...
Canadians Plan to Attend Various Viewing Events to Catch a Partial Eclipse
Partial eclipse will be visible across Canada--Clayton Uyeda and his wife Jo will be on a ferry -- en route from Swartz Bay on Vancouver Island to Tsawwassen on the mainland -- when the partial solar eclipse in Canada begins in Victoria at 9:08 a.m....
Channel Maker Wins Breeders' Stakes in Photo Finish to Spoil Contreras' Bid
Channel Maker wins Breeders' Stakes--TORONTO - Rafael Hernandez and Channel Maker spoiled Luis Contreras's second run at Canadian horse-racing history Sunday.Hernandez rode 8/5 favourite Channel Maker to a photo-finish victory in the $400,000 Breeders'...
Charles Hamelin Qualifies for Fourth Olympics after Short Track Team Selections
Hamelin qualifies for fourth Olympics--MONTREAL - Charles Hamelin qualified for his fourth Olympics on Sunday after finishing second overall at the Canadian short track team selections.Charle Cournoyer also qualified for the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang...
--Eleventh NewsWatch-
---(Que-Right-Rally)It was a day of high tension in Quebec City.Police were pelted with beer bottles in an ugly end to a weekend of pro and anti-immigration rallies across the country.Once the counter-protesters turned violent, authorities declared the...
Federal Appointee to Race Relations Board under Scrutiny for Writings on Islam
Board member under fire for Jihad Watch essay--OTTAWA - A board member with the Canadian Race Relations Foundation, an arms-length federal government agency with a mandate to combat racial discrimination, is in jeopardy of losing her post over her writings...
--Fifth NewsWatch-
(Spain-Attacks) (Audio: 51)Police in Spain have linked three rental vans to the main suspect from an extremist cell that carried out deadly vehicle attacks in Barcelona and a nearby seaside resort.A police official says that all three vans were rented...
--First NewsWatch-
---(Anti-Racism-Rally)Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson says his city will not stand for hatred or inequality.But he admits there is still work to be done to spread the message of understanding.About four-thousand people gathered at Vancouver's city hall...
Five Things to Watch for in the Canadian Business World in the Coming Week
Five things to watch for in Canadian business--TORONTO - Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week:Home Capital settlement? A London, Ont., court will consider whether to approve a proposed settlement of an investor class-action...
--Fourth NewsWatch-
---(Anti-Racism-Rally)An anti-racism rally in Vancouver heard calls for more love and understanding.Bob Chamberlin, vice-president of the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs, told the crowd of approximately four-thousand people Saturday that all...
Fredy Montero, Yordy Reyna Lead Vancouver Whitecaps Past Houston Dynamo 2-1
Montero, Reyna lead Whitecaps past Dynamo 2-1--VANCOUVER - Whitecaps head coach Carl Robinson envisioned nights like Saturday when he signed Fredy Montero and Yordy Reyna over the winter.It just took longer than expected to get Vancouver's dynamic duo...
From Panhandlers to Street Musicians, Not Everyone Is Ready for Cashless Society
'Cashless society' leaving some behind--MONTREAL - The sound of Anthony Lovison's singing echoes through the corridors of the Montreal subway, reaching commuters' ears long before they see the young brown-haired man and his guitar.Barely a minute into...
Magician Penn Jillette Apologizes for Calling Newfoundlanders 'Stupid'
Magician apologizes for insulting Newfoundlanders--Celebrity magician Penn Jillette has apologized after Newfoundlanders took him to task for insulting their intelligence on a talk show.Jillette, half of the comedic magic duo "Penn & Teller," talked...
National Audio 10:15 AM ET
National Audio 10:15 AM ET--NAT056 - (Israel-Russia) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) JERUSALEM. x-30s. (Jordana Miller) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will soon travel to Russia to meet with President Vladimir Putin. (SOURCE:ABC)--NAT057 - (Solar-Eclipse)...
National Audio 10:25 AM ET
National Audio 10:25 AM ET--NAT060 - (Vatican-Spain-Attacks) (FOR PRODUCTION) VATICAN CITY. x-37s. Pope Francis is calling for an end to the "inhuman violence" that has targeted innocents in Burkina Faso, Spain and Finland in recent days. Francis led...
National Audio 11:35 AM ET
National Audio 11:35 AM ET--NAT063 - (Solar-Eclipse) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) LINCOLN CITY, Ore. x-31s. (Alex Stone) Much of Canada will witness a partial eclipse of the sun tomorrow -- but the real show will be in the United States where a total solar eclipse...
National Audio 12:15 PM ET
National Audio 12:15 PM ET--NAT068 - (Solar-Eclipse) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) ST. JOSEPH'S, Missouri. x-31s. (Brad Mielke) Americans and some Canadians are travelling to the so-called "path of totality" in an effort to see tomorrow's complete solar eclipse....
National Audio 2:45 AM ET
National Audio 2:45 AM ET--NAT002 - (Solar-Eclipse) VICTORIA, B.C. x-18s. Jack Newton says he's willing to lose thousands of dollars in bookings at his south Okanagan bed-and-breakfast to chase the total solar eclipse crossing through the centre of the...
National Audio 2:45 PM ET
National Audio 2:45 PM ET--NAT077 - (OBIT-Jerry-Lewis) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-34s. (Bill Diehl) One of America's great comics, Jerry Lewis, has died. Lewis was 91-years-old. (contains sound) (WAS) (SOURCE:ABC)--NAT078 - (OBIT-Jerry-Lewis) (FOR...
National Audio 3:45 AM ET
National Audio 3:45 AM ET--NAT015 - (US-USS-Indianapolis-Found) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-31s. (Chuck Sivertsen) Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen says his research team has found a long lost Second World War heavy cruiser nearly five-kilometres...
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National Audio 4:05 AM ET--NAT018 - (US-Race-Rallies-Dallas) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-34s. (Jim Ryan) Hours after a massive rally at historic Boston Common Saturday, thousands gathered in Dallas to demonstrate against hatred in that city. (contains...
National Audio 4:35 AM ET
National Audio 4:35 AM ET--NAT025 - (ENT-Obit-Dick-Gregory) (SHORTER VERSION) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-34s. (Bill Diehl) Comedian and social activist Dick Gregory is dead at the age of 84. He passed away in Washington D-C after being hospitalized...
National Audio 5:05 PM ET
National Audio 5:05 PM ET--NAT088 - (AS-Koreas-Tensions-War-Games) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-19s. America's annual joint military exercises with South Korea always frustrate North Korea. The Ulchi Freedom Guardian drills are set to begin Monday...
National Audio 5:15 AM ET
National Audio 5:15 AM ET--NAT038 - (US-Trump-Bannon) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) BEDMINSTER, N.J. x-22s. One of the architects of the Trump administration as it stands -- now former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon -- is back at his post at Breitbart...
National Audio 5:25 PM ET
National Audio 5:25 PM ET--NAT092 - (OBIT-Jerry-Lewis) UNDATED. x-30s. (Margie Szaroleta) Jerry Lewis' big break was when he teamed up with Dean Martin. Lewis died Sunday at the age of 91. (WAS) (SOURCE:The Associated Press)--NAT093 - (NAFTA-Round-One)...
National Audio 5:55 AM ET
National Audio 5:55 AM ET--NAT046 - (SPORTS-FBN-Kaepernick-Rally) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) NEW YORK. x-10s. Police officers held a rally in New York in support of Colin Kaepernick. The former San Francisco 49ers star was criticized last year for kneeling...
New Nova Scotia Data Raises Concerns about Use of Solitary Confinement
N.S. jail data raises concerns about solitary--HALIFAX - Close to a quarter of solitary confinements in Nova Scotia's jails are due to medical issues or protection from other inmates, according to recent figures offering a glimpse of why offenders in...
--Ninth NewsWatch-
---(NAFTA-Round-One)The first round of NAFTA negotiations has wrapped up this afternoon.In a joint statement, Canada, Mexico and the U-S said a great deal of negotiation will be required in the coming months, but that all parties remain committed to...
Nunavut Hopes First Legal Beer and Wine Store Might Curb Boozing
Nunavut hopes legal booze might curb drinking--IQALUIT, Nunavut - After almost two decades of debate, the capital of Nunavut is hoping to reduce booze-related social problems by opening the territory's first retail store for beer and wine. "We need to...
Ontario University Students Touring Nuclear Disaster Site in Japan
Ontario students touring nuclear disaster site--A handful of Ontario university students are touring parts of Japan to better understand the devastating effects of the country's 2011 nuclear disaster and the problems that persist.Five graduate students...
--Ontario Update-
---(Regatta-Fatal)An American man has died after crashing his speedboat during a race in Rideau Ferry, just north of Kingston.Provincial police say the boat was competing in the Rideau Ferry Regatta Saturday when it became airborne and the operator was...
--Prairie Update-
(Mba-Fatal-Crash)A man and two boys, aged 13 and four, are dead after a crash between a minivan and a semi on a Manitoba highway.Police the van was heading east on the Trans-Canada yesterday and the crash happened when the van turned left onto Highway...
--Second NewsWatch-
---(Anti-Racism-Rally)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is congratulating Vancouver for a peaceful anti-racism demonstration, tweeting "Diversity will always be our strength."Vancouver Police say about four-thousand people attended Saturday's rally.Five...
--Seventh NewsWatch-
---(Trudeau-Protests)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is assuring Canadians they can have confidence in the immigration system.Speaking at a news conference in Montreal with the Irish prime minister, Trudeau commented on the recent wave of migrants coming...
--Sixth NewsWatch-
---(Mtl-Pride)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is meeting with Ireland's head of government in Montreal today.Leo Varadkar is on a three-day visit to Canada.He and Trudeau began the day with a military welcome ceremony at an armoury near Mount Royal, where...
SportsCall Audio 4:50 AM ET
SportsCall Audio 4:50 AM ET--NAT037 - (SPORTS-BOX-Crawford-Indongo) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) LINCOLN, Neb. x-08s. Following his third round knockout victory over Julius Indongo to become the undisputed Jr. Welterweight champion, Terence Crawford spoke on...
SportsCall Audio 6:00 AM ET
SportsCall Audio 6:00 AM ET--NAT046 - (SPORTS-FBN-Kaepernick-Rally) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) NEW YORK. x-10s. Police officers held a rally in New York in support of Colin Kaepernick. The former San Francisco 49ers star was criticized last year for kneeling...
Teachers Lack Confidence to Talk about Residential Schools: Study
Study calls for Indigenous classroom coaches--EDMONTON - A study suggests that while teachers may want to instruct about residential schools and include Indigenous culture in their classrooms, they don't feel confident enough and are nervous about saying...
--Tenth NewsWatch-
---(Trump-Unit-NAFTA)With the first round of negotiations wrapped up between Canada, Mexico and the U-S over modernizing NAFTA, the Prime Minister's Office is installing an election style nerve centre to handle any curveballs that U-S President Donald...
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Aug. 21
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Aug. 21--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Aug. 21 as of 2:35 p.m. ET:x-denotes wire, y-denotes picture, z-denotes graphics coverage.Copy from other events based on merit and availability. All times local...
--Third NewsWatch-
---(Anti-Racism-Rally)An estimated four thousand people gathered in Vancouver to protest the racism displayed at last weekend's violent white supremacist rally in Virginia.Speakers at yesterday's event stressed the need for tolerance and a more inclusive...
--Thirteenth NewsWatch-
---(Vancouver-Race Rally)Speakers at an anti-racism rally in Vancouver made a plea for more love and understanding.Police estimate the city hall crowd at close to four-thousand.Those at the rally carried signs reading "live with love" and "diversity...
Today in History - Aug. 20
Today in History - Aug. 20--Today in History for Aug. 20:In 1691, Henry Kelsey of the Hudson's Bay Co. was the first white man to see what is now Saskatchewan. Kelsey was an explorer whose exact route into the Prairies is not known.In 1741, Danish explorer...
Toronto's Aaron Brown Runs Season Best 200 at Diamond League Event in Birmingham
Toronto's Aaron Brown runs season best 200--BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom - Toronto's Aaron Brown ran a season best 20.30 seconds in the men's 200-metre sprint on Sunday to take bronze in Diamond League competition.Turkey's Ramil Guliyev took gold in 20.17...
Trudeau, Irish Leader March in Montreal Pride Parade
Trudeau, Irish leader march in Pride parade--MONTREAL - Justin Trudeau marched with his Irish counterpart in Montreal's Pride parade on Sunday, marking the first time a foreign head of government has joined a prime minister in a Canadian Pride celebration.Trudeau...
Trudeau Takes Aim at 'Racist' Rallies, Urges Trust in Immigration System
Trudeau urges trust in immigration system--MONTREAL - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canadians should maintain confidence in the immigration system even as thousands of asylum seekers continue to pour into the country.Speaking to reporters Sunday,...
--Twelfth NewsWatch-
---(NAFTA-Round-One)A joint Canada-US-Mexico statement says a great deal of negotiation is needed after the completion of the first round of talks on a new trade agreement.The initial five-day NAFTA meeting in Washington focused on introductory matters...
Unpopular Saskatchewan Budget Hangs over Leadership Race to Replace Brad Wall
Unpopular budget hangs over leadership race--REGINA - Retiring Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall's austerity budget from last spring has not been popular with voters and whoever takes over from him could still have to deal with the fallout.The budget cut...
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