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2017 Canadian Football League Performers of the Week/Month
2017 Canadian Football League Performers of the Week/Month--Performers of the week and month for the 2017 season as announced by the Canadian Football League:PERFORMERS OF THE WEEKWeek Nine1. Andrew Harris, RB, Winnipeg Blue Bombers; 2. Matt Nichols,...
2017 Major League Baseball's Players of the Week List
2017 MLB Players of the Week List--Players of the week for the 2017 season as announced Monday by Major League Baseball:AMERICAN LEAGUEAug. 21 _ Manny Machado, 3B, Baltimore OriolesAug. 14 _ Eddie Rosario, LF, Minnesota TwinsAug. 7 _ Tim Beckham, SS,...
ADVISORY-B-C Calendar
Here is Tuesday's B.C. calendar:KELOWNA - Trial for Peter Beckett, the former New Zealand councillor accused of first-degree murder in the drowning death of his wife in Upper Arrow Lake near Revelstoke in August 2010. Through Sept. 1. (10 a.m. at Courtroom...
Advisory-Prairie-Calendar
Good Morning! The early editor for the Prairie region at The Canadian Press Edmonton is Ken Trimble. Your queries and contributions are welcome after 4 a.m. MDT. Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba stations call 780-428-6107. Edmonton's fax number is...
Alberta Challenges Ruling That Says Its Beer Tax Violates Trade Rules
Alberta challenges ruling on beer tax--EDMONTON - Alberta's beer war is opening on a new front.The government says it will appeal a trade panel ruling that found the province's incentive for Alberta brewers violates interprovincial free-trade obligations."We...
Alouettes Seek Rebound from Late Collapse in Winnipeg, Blowout Loss in Toronto
Alouettes look to rebound from two setbacks--MONTREAL - The Montreal Alouettes hope to chase away a couple of nightmares when they face the Winnipeg Blue Bombers this week.The first was the catastrophic final 100 seconds of a 41-40 defeat in Winnipeg...
Angelina Jolie, George Clooney, Drake Slated to Attend Toronto Film Fest
Jolie, Clooney, Drake, Elba to attend TIFF--TORONTO - The stars are aligning for the Toronto International Film Festival, with Angelina Jolie, George Clooney, Drake, Emma Stone, Jennifer Lawrence and Idris Elba among the celebrities expected to hit the...
Anthony, Heslip and Nicholson Headline Canadian Roster for FIBA AmeriCup
Canada names roster for FIBA AmeriCup tourney--TORONTO - Centre Joel Anthony, guard Brady Heslip and forward Andrew Nicholson headline the Canadian senior men's national team roster for the upcoming FIBA AmeriCup in Argentina.Anthony, a free agent from...
Anti-Migrant Banners Pop Up, Taken Down in Montreal, Including at Olympic Stadium
More anti-migrant banners pop up in Montreal--MONTREAL - More anti-migrant banners have popped up in Quebec, this time in Montreal where many asylum seekers are being temporarily housed.The banners were posted at various sites either late Sunday or early...
Archeologists Hoping to Map Pre-Confederation Parliament Site in Montreal
Archeologists dig into Montreal parliament site--MONTREAL - Archeologists at the site of a pre-Confederation parliament in Montreal are about to reach the level they hope will yield a treasure trove of artifacts.Digging began in late July -- the third...
Atlantic Audio 2:35 PM AT
Atlantic Audio 2:35 PM AT--AT04 - (NS-Civil-Servants-Contract)HALIFAX. x-10s. Nova Scotia's Liberal government has finally moved on a contentious piece of labour legislation that effectively imposes a wage package on 75-thousand public sector employees....
--Atlantic Update-
---(NS-Civil-Servants-Contract)The head of the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union says the provincial government has acted like a "snake" and betrayed the trust of public servants. Jason McLean is accusing the province of refusing to...
--Atlantic Update-
---(NS-Eclipse)Hundreds of people gathered outside the Discovery Centre in Halifax yesterday to catch a glimpse of the eclipse.As the moon passed between the Earth and the sun, the sky darkened and temperatures dropped slightly.Paul Heath, outreach chair...
--B-C Update-
---(BC-Finances)The N-D-P government says poverty remains a reality for many people in the province despite a stronger than expected budget surplus in the last fiscal year.Public accounts released today show the province ended 2016-17 with a surplus...
Black, Bellemarre Win Bronze Medals for Canada at University Games
Canada earns two bronze at University Games--TAIPEI, Taiwan - Gymnast Ellie Black and weightlifter Alex Bellemarre earned bronze medals for Canada on Tuesday at the University Games.Black posted 54.950 points, including 14.500 on the vault and 14.000...
British Columbia Ends 2016-17 Fiscal Year with $2.7 Billion Surplus
B.C. ends 2016-17 with $2.7 billion surplus--VICTORIA - The B.C. government ended the last fiscal year with a surplus of $2.7 billion, largely in line with unaudited financial results released two months ago by the province's former Liberal government.The...
Calgary Airport to Convert Lexus-Only Stalls Back to Disabled Parking
Lexus-only airport parking revert to disabled spots--Calgary International Airport has apologized for moving parking stalls reserved for those with disabilities and setting up a Lexus marketing campaign in their place.The pavement in the parking spots...
Canada Downs Wales 52-0, Moves on to 5th-Place Final at Women's Rugby World Cup
Canada downs Wales 52-0 at Women's Rugby WCup--BELFAST, Ireland - Elissa Alarie scored two tries and Canada advanced to the fifth-place final of the Women's Rugby World Cup with a 52-0 rout of Wales on Tuesday.Brianna Miller had a try and five conversions...
Canada Inquires about Doan, Iginla for Olympics; Team Likely to Be Picked by November
Canada inquires about Doan, Iginla for Olympics--TORONTO - Could the next Canadian Olympic men's hockey team have some star power after all?Team general manager Sean Burke said Tuesday that he's inquired about the plans and potential availability of...
Canada's Shapovalov and Auger-Aliassime Open with Wins at US Open Qualifier
Good start for Canadians in US Open qualifier--NEW YORK - Canadians Denis Shapovalov and Felix Auger-Aliassime won their first-round qualifying matches Tuesday at the US Open.Shapovalov, from Richmond Hill, Ont., posted a 6-3, 6-4 victory over American...
Canadian Banks Earnings Season Expected to Be Strong Thanks to Robust Economy
Big banks could fare well on strong economy--TORONTO - Canada's biggest banks could deliver another profitable season for investors as third-quarter results starting to roll in this week are expected to get a boost from the strengthening economy.Analysts...
Canadian Citizenship Grant Upheld for Immigrant Doctor Living in the U.S
Canadian citizenship upheld for doctor in U.S.--TORONTO - An immigrant doctor doing medical training in the United States can keep his Canadian citizenship even though he had spent far fewer days in Canada than normally required to become a citizen,...
Canadian Gymnast Ellie Black Wins All-Around Bronze at Summer Universiade
Canadian gymnast Ellie Black wins bronze--TAIPEI, Taiwan - Canadian gymnast Ellie Black won a bronze medal in the women's all-around final at the Summer Universiade on Tuesday.Black, from Halifax, had an overall score of 54.950 points. The third-place...
Canadian James MacDonald Basking in Limelight of World Driving Championship
MacDonald relishing world driving title--James MacDonald is still basking in the limelight of a most unlikely world championship.The 31-year-old Charlottetown native clinched the 2017 world driving championship in his hometown Friday night. MacDonald...
Canadian Railways Call for Infrastructure Spending despite Large Grain Shipments
Railways looking to expand grain shipments--MONTREAL - The country's two largest railways are calling for federal investments to boost the rail capacity of Vancouver's North Shore,despite moving large quantities of grain last year.Canadian National Railway...
Celebrity Birthdays for Aug. 22
Celebrity birthdays for Aug. 22--Celebrity birthdays for Aug. 22:Broadcast journalist Morton Dean is 82.Author Annie Proulx is 82.Actress Valerie Harper is 78.Baseball Hall-of-Famer Carl Yastrzemski is 78.Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Bill Parcells...
Cornwall Officials Seek Answers on Arrival of Haitian Asylum Seekers
Cornwall officials seek answers on arrivals--CORNWALL, Ont. - Municipal politicians in this eastern Ontario community said Monday they were frustrated at the paucity of information from the federal government over an influx of Haitian asylum seekers...
Costs for Record-Breaking Wildfires Soar in B.C. as Crews Battle Largest Blaze
Costs soar as B.C. fights wildfires--KAMLOOPS, B.C. - Finance Minister Carole James says the worst wildfire season in British Columbia's history is expected to put a dent in the provincial budget as firefighters battle the largest blaze on record."We're...
Delegation Pays Final Tribute to Those Who Fought in Dieppe, France
PM marks 75 years since Dieppe raid--OTTAWA - A small crowd of veterans, dignitaries and invited guests marked a final, drenched ceremony in Ottawa today in remembrance of the 75th anniversary of the raid on Dieppe in France.The ceremony was held in...
Doctors Must Help Remedy Opioid Crisis in Canada, CMA Meeting Told
Every community will have opioid crisis, MDs told--QUEBEC - Canada's opioid epidemic isn't a single crisis but a complex set of overlapping crises that will take multiple strategies to solve, a panel of experts told the annual meeting of the Canadian...
--Eighteenth NewsWatch-
---(Trump) (Audio: 109)Protesters have engaged in minor scuffles with supporters of U-S President Donald Trump, as hundreds of people line up to get inside his rally in Phoenix.Law enforcement officials in the Arizona capital say they're ready to handle...
--Eighth NewsWatch-
---(Dieppe-Trudeau) (Audio: P01)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the Second World War raid on Dieppe was a devastating engagement for Canadian troops and their loved ones back home.But as he stood in the rain at a ceremony at the National War Memorial...
--Eleventh NewsWatch-
---(Dieppe-Trudeau) (Audio: P04)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he hopes today's remembrance ceremony for the raid on Dieppe, France 75 years ago serves as a reminder of the terrible price paid in armed conflict.Trudeau spoke at this morning's ceremony...
Entertainment News as of 3 P.M. Tuesday, August 22
Entertainment News Advisory--Good afternoon from the Canadian Press entertainment department!Advisories will typically hit the wire around 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. ET and will also be sent to editors by email. If you'd like to be added to the email list please...
--Fifteenth NewsWatch-
---(US-Trump-Afghanistan) (Audio: 100)Senior officials in Washington says up to 39-hundred additional American troops could be sent to Afghanistan, with the first deployments possibly within days.U-S President Donald Trump announced on Monday that he...
--Fifth NewsWatch-
---(Old-Age-Security)(Audio:52)Canada's chief actuary is predicting that with waves of baby boomer retirements and Canadians living longer, the country's largest seniors benefit program is in for a record price tag in the years to come.The review is...
--First NewsWatch-
---(BC-Wildfires)Firefighters are doing all they can to knock down what is now considered the largest wildfire in British Columbia's history.Nineteen fires west of Quesnel in the Interior have merged to create a single monster fire estimated to top 46-hundred...
Five Stories in the News for Today, Aug. 22
Five stories in the news for today, Aug. 22--Five stories in the news for Tuesday, Aug. 22------VOLUME OF OPIOIDS PRESCRIBED DOWN IN ONTARIOOntario doctors appear to be prescribing lower overall amounts of opioids, say researchers, but many longtime...
Following Statement Win in Chicago, TFC Looks to Avoid Letdown against Union
Toronto looks to avoid letdown against Union--Toronto FC captain Michael Bradley is calling a midweek game against a middling Major League Soccer opponent the "biggest of the year" for his league-leading club.Sure, a Wednesday home match against the...
--Fourteenth NewsWatch-
---(Border-Crossers-Hussen) (Audio: P05)A federal-provincial task force is meeting in Montreal tomorrow to review their next steps in handling the surge of asylum seekers crossing into Quebec from the U-S.Since July, more than six-thousand people --...
--Fourth NewsWatch-
---(Wildfires-BC)More than 400 firefighters are working to contain the largest recorded wildfire in British Columbia's history.The B-C Wildfire Service says 19 fires have merged this week in the province's Interior, creating a single fire that's estimated...
Great White Shark's Travels Captivate Nova Scotians: 'Say Hello If You See Me'
Great white's travels captivate Nova Scotians--HALIFAX - He was first detected July 30 in the cold, dark waters off Shelburne, near Nova Scotia's southwest tip.He turned up a week later in Mahone Bay and has hovered around there since, near some of the...
Halifax-Area Police Find Three Dogs in Hot Cars, Warn Pet Owners of Dangers
N.S. police find three dogs in hot cars--HALIFAX - At least three dogs were left in hot cars Tuesday in the Halifax area, prompting an RCMP warning about how fast the heat can become life-threatening.The force took to social media Tuesday telling people...
Heritage Status Doesn't Mean Glen Abbey Can't Be Built Over:expert
Heritage status won't stop golf course development--TORONTO - An Ontario town voted this week to designate one of Canada's most famous golf courses a heritage site, but one expert says the status doesn't necessarily protect Glen Abbey's greens from being...
'Hysterically Screaming': Dad of Baby That Died in House Fire in Edmonton
'Flames coming out of everywhere':woman in fire--EDMONTON - Police say a house fire that killed a five-month old baby and left his 29-year-old mother clinging to life in an Edmonton hospital was deliberately set.Firefighters responded to the blaze in...
Incoming Viceregal Julie Payette Drops Bid to Seal Her U.S. Divorce Records
Payette renounces bid to block divorce record access--OTTAWA - Incoming governor general Julie Payette says she'll drop an attempt to block access to documents concerning her 2015 divorce in the United States.In a written statement issued Monday to a...
June Retail Sales a Bright Spot for Canadian Economy: Economists
June retail sales seen as bright spot--OTTAWA - Canadian retail sales rose slightly in June and continue to be a bright spot in the economy.Statistics Canada says in a report issued Tuesday that the retail sector's growth was 1.1 per cent, excluding...
Lawyers Argue about Which Competing Bid for Winnipeg Sears Store Should Proceed
Lawyers argue over bids for Winnipeg Sears--TORONTO - Lawyers representing Sears employees and pensioners argued Tuesday that a Toronto judge should allow a last-minute bid from one of Canada's largest retail space owners to purchase a Sears store in...
Leadership Hopeful Accuses Rival of Downplaying Domestic Violence Charge
More acrimony in Manitoba NDP leadership race--WINNIPEG - Indigenous activist, author and rookie politician Wab Kinew is being accused of downplaying decade-old domestic violence charges as he heads into the final stretch of the Manitoba NDP leadership...
Lebanese Civil War Hits Close to Home for Linden MacIntyre in 'The Only Cafe'
War explored in Linden MacIntyre's 'The Only Cafe'--TORONTO - It has been more than three decades since Linden MacIntyre reported on the atrocities of the Lebanese Civil War, but the veteran journalist says one haunting image has remained with him.MacIntyre...
Legalization of Pot Should Recognize 'Systemic Racism' of Status Quo: Liberal MP
Fergus: 'systemic racism' in current pot law--OTTAWA - The plan to legalize marijuana should recognize that the black community has been overly criminalized for using the drug, says a Liberal MP who is calling on the government to consider that perspective."We...
Manitoba NDP Says Up to 1,425 Delegates to Choose New Party Leader
Wab Kinew claims most delegates in NDP leadership race--WINNIPEG - Author, Indigenous activist and rookie politician Wab Kinew says he has the most delegates going into the final weeks of the race to lead Manitoba's Opposition New Democrats.The party...
Many Questions Still Beg Answers on Impact of Haitian Asylum Seekers
No easy answers on Haitian asylum seekers--CORNWALL, Ont. - After almost four minutes, Cornwall Coun. Bernadette Clement was done asking what she said must have been 20 questions. "Let's see what you got," she said, drawing a chuckle from the small but...
Montero Eager to Hurt His Former Team a Second Time as Whitecaps Host Sounders
Whitecaps set to host red-hot Sounders--VANCOUVER - Fredy Montero didn't celebrate his two-goal performance -- at least on the field -- the last time he suited up against the Seattle Sounders.The Whitecaps striker doesn't plan on changing a thing when...
National Audio 11:15 AM ET
National Audio 11:15 AM ET--NAT070 - (Ukrainian-Indigenous-Dance) SASKATOON. x-11s. An Indigenous woman in Saskatchewan says she's offended by a Ukrainian dance group's performance that includes members wearing headdressess in a routine similar to powwow...
National Audio 2:15 PM ET
National Audio 2:15 PM ET--NAT086 - (US-Confederate Monument Protest) (FOR PRODUCTION) CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. x-09s. Anger boiled over at the first city council meeting in Charlottesville, Virginia since violent protests that left one woman dead. Charlottesville...
National Audio 2:45 AM ET
National Audio 2:45 AM ET--NAT001 - (Missile-Defence) OTTAWA. x-22s. Questions about Canada's ability to defend itself from a North Korean attack are expected to be under the microscope today. Canadian Press reporter Terry Pedwell says the opposition...
National Audio 3:25 PM ET
National Audio 3:25 PM ET--NAT093 - (Space-Canadian-Astronauts) HOUSTON. x-19s. Canada's two newest astronauts are already looking beyond the International Space Station as they begin two years of intense basic training. Joshua Kutryk (KUT'-rik) points...
National Audio 4:05 AM ET
National Audio 4:05 AM ET--NAT018 - (US-Train-Accident) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-13s. About three-dozen people were hurt early today in a crash between two trains in Pennsylvania. A-B-C's Brian Clark reports. ("..serious injuries.") (SOURCE:ABC)TAG:...
National Audio 5:35 AM ET
National Audio 5:35 AM ET--NAT031 - (US-Trump-Afghanistan) FORT MYER, Va. x-13s. U-S President Donald Trump says his new strategy on Afghanistan will be based on conditions on the ground, not timing. During a prime-time address last night, Trump said...
National Audio 5:35 PM ET
National Audio 5:35 PM ET--NAT103 - (Sask-Rural-Crime) REGINA. x-13s. Saskatchewan is adding 30 more police positions and giving other officers more power to try to tackle growing crime rates, especially in rural areas. The government says highway traffic...
National Audio 5:55 AM ET
National Audio 5:55 AM ET--NAT044 - (US-Trump-Arizona) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) PHOENIX. x-27s. (Alex Stone) U-S President Donald Trump heads to Arizona today to tour the border and to hold a campaign style rally in Phoenix. After the events surrounding...
New Father Prods East Coast Sobeys about Mothers-Only Parking Spot
New father prods Sobeys about parking spot--STRATFORD, P.E.I. - A father who was irked at a parking spot for new mothers at a P.E.I. grocery store has successfully prodded Sobeys to include new dads too.On Monday, Justin Simard was on his way to drop...
--Nineteenth NewsWatch-
---(Trump) (Audio: 110) (WATCH FOR DATING)The White House says U-S President Donald Trump will not pardon former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio (ar-PIE'-oh) during a speech in Phoenix tonight.Supporters and opponents of Trump gathered at a convention centre...
--Ninth NewsWatch-
---(Dieppe-Trudeau) (Audio: P02)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau paid tribute this morning to the almost five-thousand Canadians who took part in the failed Second World War raid on Dieppe.Trudeau called the raid that killed 916 Canadians a devastating...
Nova Scotia Government Imposes Wage Package on 75,000 Civil Servants
Wage package imposed on N.S. civil servants--HALIFAX - Nova Scotia's Liberal government finally moved on a contentious piece of labour legislation Tuesday, effectively imposing a wage package on the province's 75,000 public sector employees and drawing...
Oilers Star Captain McDavid Says Team Better for Bittersweet Playoff Experience
McDavid: Oilers better for playoff experience--TORONTO - The Edmonton Oilers' first playoff berth in more than a decade ended in heartbreak, but Connor McDavid thinks the club will be better for it."I think after going through the playoffs you definitely...
Ontario Man in U.S. Custody Faces More Child Sex Exploitation Charges in Canada
Cdn man faces more child exploitation charges--MARKHAM, Ont. - Ontario Provincial Police say a Canadian man charged in the U.S. after allegedly flying to Atlanta in an attempt to have sex with an underage girl he met online will face further charges...
Ontario Tweaks Labour Reform Bill, but No Changes to Minimum Wage Phase-In
Ontario tweaks labour reform bill--TORONTO - A major Ontario labour reform bill is being tweaked but so far is seeing no significant changes to key parts, including a controversial phase-in of a $15 minimum wage, leaving concerned businesses looking...
--Ontario Update-
---(Ont-Labour-Reforms)The Liberal government made no changes to its plan to hike the province's minimum wage to 15 dollars an hour by 2019 during a committee hearing on a major labour reform bill this week.Businesses have said a 32 per cent increase...
--Ontario Update --
---(Ont-Opioid-Prescribing)Researchers have found the amount of opioids dispensed in Ontario fell 18 per cent between January 2015 and last March.But the Ontario Drug Policy Research Network says at the same time, the number of people being prescribed...
Overall Opioid Volume Down in Ont., but Many Still Exceed Recommended Dose: Report
Volume of opioids prescribed down in Ontario: report--TORONTO - Ontario doctors appear to be prescribing lower amounts of opioids overall to treat patients with pain, say researchers, but many longtime users continue to be given daily doses of the potent...
Personal, Political Divisions Erupt over Ballistic Missile Defence
Personal, political divisions erupt over BMD--OTTAWA - Personal and political divisions over ballistic missile defence were on clear display Tuesday, as a group of parliamentarians gathered on Parliament Hill to discuss the threat posed by North Korea.Members...
Photo Advisory Addition
Photo advisory addition--The Canadian Press photo advisory addition for Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017. Entries with an estimated photo transmission time (EST) are staffed by The Canadian Press or Associated Press photojournalists.ADDITIONS: VANCOUVER--Vancouver...
Photographer Boris Spremo Remembered for Charm, Skill, Chutzpah
Photographer Boris Spremo remembered for charm, skill--TORONTO - Award-winning photojournalist Boris Spremo, a blue-eyed charmer who captured intimate and surprising moments from world leaders and average citizens alike, has died.The retired newsman...
Prairie Audio 11:50 AM MT
Prairie Audio 11:50 AM MT----PR07 - (Airport-Lexus-Parking)CALGARY. x-09. Accessible parking stalls at the Calgary International Airport that were painted with Lexus logos are being converted back. The airport was criticized for the placement of a marketing...
Prairie Audio 3:20 PM MT
Prairie Audio 3:20 PM MT----PR13 - (Sask-Rural-Crime)REGINA. x-17s. Saskatchewan is adding 30 police positions and giving other officers more power to try to tackle growing crime rates, especially in rural areas. It's in response to recommendations from...
Prairie Audio 7:50 AM MT
Prairie Audio 7:50 AM MT--PR01 - (Ukrainian-Indigenous-Dance)SASKATOON. x-11s. An Indigenous woman in Saskatchewan says she's offended by a Ukrainian dance group's performance that includes members wearing headdressess in a routine similar to powwow...
--Prairie Update-
---(Sask-Rural-Crime)Saskatchewan is going to arm highway traffic officers as part of efforts to crack down on crime, particularly in rural areas.Justice Minister Gord Wyant says highway traffic officers and conservation officers -- who already carry...
Prep-Agriculture-Report
---(Alta-Grizzly-Conflict)A scientist says people in southern Alberta want grizzly bears to remain on the landscape despite the increasing number of encounters with humans.Andrea Morehouse of the University of Alberta says people in the area have been...
Prep-LifeWatch
---(Ont-Opioid-Prescribing)Researchers say Ontario doctors seem to be prescribing lower amounts of opioids overall to treat patients with pain.But they also say many longtime users continue to be given daily doses of the potent narcotics that exceed...
--REPEAT-Atlantic-Update--
(Replaces the Atlantic-Update that moved at 11:59 a.m. AT, which repeated earlier update and moved in error.)---(NS-Civil-Servants-Contract)Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil says the proclamation of a labour bill imposing a contract on 75,000 public...
Rising Old Age Security Spending Dampened by CPP Increases: Report
Seniors benefit costs to skyrocket: Report--OTTAWA - The federal government's largest seniors benefit program is on course for all-time highs in spending over the coming years with waves of baby boomer retirements -- spending levels that could be even...
Saskatchewan Adds Officers to Try to Tackle Concern about Growing Crime
Saskatchewan tries to tackle growing crime--REGINA - Saskatchewan is adding more police positions, giving other officers more power and will lobby for a crackdown on young offenders to try to tackle growing crime rates, especially in rural areas.Justice...
--Second NewsWatch-
---(BC-Wildfires)Firefighters are in a tough battle to contain what is now considered the largest wildfire in British Columbia's history.Nineteen fires in the B-C Interior have merged to create a giant blaze west of Quesnel that tops 46-hundred square...
--Seventeenth NewsWatch-
---(Wildfires-BC) (Audio: 105)B-C's finance minister says firefighting efforts have already put the province 389-million dollars over the February budget estimate, and the wildfires season is only half over.Carole James says firefighting costs will be...
--Seventh NewsWatch-
---(US-Trump-Afghanistan) (Audio: 62)There has been no official response from Ottawa to U-S President Donald Trump's call for America's NATO allies to support his new strategy on Afghanistan with additional troop and funding increases.In a primetime...
--Sixteenth NewsWatch-
---(US-Trump-Afghanistan) (Audio: 97)Additional U-S troops could be sent to Afghanistan within days.President Donald Trump recommitted the U-S to the Afghan war yesterday, reversing his calls for a strict deadline to pull out soldiers.Trump isn't confirming...
--Sixth NewsWatch-
---(US-Trump-Afghanistan) (Audio: 57)Top administration officials are hitting the morning news programs following President Donald Trump's prime time address about U-S policy in Afghanistan.Vice-President Mike Pence told N-B-C's "Today" show that Trump...
SportsCall Audio 3:00 AM ET
SportsCall Audio 3:00 AM ET--NAT016 - (SPORTS-BBN-Diamondbacks-Mets) NEW YORK. x-13s. A-J Pollock hit a two-run homer in the 10th inning and Arizona snapped a three-game skid taking down the Diamondbacks 3-2. Mets losing pitcher Erik Goeddel says he...
Striking Ground Crew at Toronto Airport to Vote on New Offer from Employer
Pearson ground crew to vote on new offer--TORONTO - The union representing striking ground crew workers at Canada's busiest airport said its members will be voting on a new contract offer on Wednesday.About 700 baggage handlers, cabin cleaners, and other...
--Tenth NewsWatch-
---(Dieppe-Trudeau) (Audio: P03)A small crowd gathered in the pouring rain at the National War Memorial in Ottawa this morning to remember the 75th anniversary of the raid on Dieppe in France.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau paid tribute to the soldiers...
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Wednesday, Aug. 23
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Aug. 23--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Wednesday, Aug. 23 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...
The Rebel Up for a Bit of Reboot, Says Outlet Founder Ezra Levant
A rejig for online news outlet The Rebel--OTTAWA - The founder of the online news site The Rebel admits its content and management need more oversight in the wake of a string of controversies.One reporter was fired, another founder quit and two other...
The Tuesday News Briefing: An At-a-Glance Survey of Some Top Stories
The Tuesday briefing: Top news at-a-glance--Highlights from the news file for Tuesday, Aug. 22------BORDER CROSSING TASK FORCE SET TO MEET: The federal-provincial task force charged with managing an unprecedented flow of asylum seekers over the Canada-U.S.....
--Third NewsWatch-
---(BC-Wildfires)It's been decades since British Columbia has seen a fire this massive.More than 400 firefighters are working on a monster blaze created when 19 fires in the Interior merged this week west of Quesnel.The fire, estimated at more than 46-hundred...
--Thirteenth NewsWatch-
---(Cannabis-Racism) (Audio: P06)A Quebec Liberal M-P says Canada's black community has been unfairly targeted for using marijuana, and he wants the upcoming legislation to legalize pot to recognize the "systemic racism."Hull-Aylmer M-P Greg Fergus,...
Today in History - Aug. 22
Today in History - Aug. 22--Today in History for Aug. 22:In 1485, King Richard III of England was killed at the "Battle of Bosworth," ending the Wars of the Roses. Henry Tudor succeeded Richard to become King Henry VII.In 1711, thick fog thwarted an...
Toronto Psychiatrist Loses Licence over Relationship with Former Patient
Psychiatrist loses licence after dating ex-patient--TORONTO - A Toronto psychiatrist has lost his licence to practise after becoming romantically involved with a former patient less than a month after their professional relationship ended.The College...
TransUnion: Average Mortgage Balance in Canada Rises Five per Cent
TransUnion: Average mortage balance up--TORONTO - TransUnion Canada says the average amount owing on mortgages was up nearly five per cent in the second quarter, even though a change in Ontario regulations last spring appears to have reduced the volume...
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