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Articles from August 28, 2017

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Advisory-Prairie-Calendar
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Atlantic Update
(Cabinet-Shuffle)The promotion of backbench M-P Seamus O'Regan as Canada's new veterans affairs minister means Newfoundland and Labrador will continue to have a seat at the cabinet table.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau named O'Regan to the post in a cabinet...
--Atlantic Update-
---(Premiers-Governors)Eastern Canadian premiers are expected to assert Canada's cross-border trade interests during a sit down with New England governors in Charlottetown today.P-E-I Premier Wade MacLauchlan is hosting the talks, which will include...
B.C. Court Tosses Private Clinic's Bid to Be Exempt from Paying Daily Court Fees
No relief for clinic in B.C. health care trial--VANCOUVER - A British Columbia Supreme Court judge says a private clinic that is suing the province over restrictions on private health insurance must continue to pay daily court fees.The plaintiffs in...
B.C. Premier, Forests Minister, Tours Several Wildfires, Including Kelowna
B.C. premier tours southern Interior wildfires--KAMLOOPS, B.C. - British Columbia's premier spent Monday touring some communities affected by this year's unprecedented wildfire season, promising financial assistance but cautioning it will take more than...
Bennett, Philpott Tag Team Indigenous File as Feds Look to Dissolve Department
PM moves to dissolve Indigenous Affairs--OTTAWA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced he is preparing for a significant shift in his government's handling of the Indigenous Affairs file -- a plan designed to lead to the dissolution of the department...
Campaign Aims to Reduce Stigma, Discrimination of Kids, Youth with Disabilities
Campaign aims to end stigma of disabled kids--TORONTO - Like any typical teen, Jadine Baldwin loves spending time on her cellphone and laptop, the latter the vehicle for honing her skills as a wordsmith to fulfil her dream of some day becoming a novelist.But...
Campazzo Leads Argentina over Canada in Group Stage of Americup Tournament
Canada falls to Argentina at Americup--BAHIA BLANCA, Argentina - Facundo Campazzo scored 23 points and Gabriel Deck added 20 points and nine rebounds as Argentina defeated Canada 92-89 in overtime on Monday in group play at the Americup exhibition basketball...
Canada's Brittany Marchand Builds Confidence at CP Women's Open, Eyes LPGA Card
Marchand builds confidence at CP Women's Open--OTTAWA - As Brittany Marchand walked from hole to hole at the CP Women's Open, she'd sometimes look a little startled when fans called out "Way to go Britt!" or "You've got this!" Every time, though, she'd...
Canada Urges Calm in Response to Trump's NAFTA Threats as Talks Continue
Don't react to every NAFTA comment: Trade minister--VANCOUVER - Canada's international trade minister is urging calm in response to renewed threats from Donald Trump to tear up the North American Free Trade Agreement, which the U.S. president described...
Canadian Expats Hunker Down as Remnants of Hurricane Harvey Ravage Texas
Canadians hunker down in storm-ravaged Texas--HOUSTON - Canadian expats living in Texas said they've gone days without sleep as the remnants of hurricane Harvey continue to deluge the southeast coast Sunday.Megan Giffin-Scheffers, who moved from Halifax...
Canadian Forestry Company Promises to Help Houston Rebuild with Lumber Shipment
Canadian forestry company pledges lumber for Texas--MONTREAL - Texans forced from their flooded homes by unprecedented water levels may get help rebuilding from a Canadian forestry company.Seth Kursman, a vice president with Resolute Forest Products,...
Celebrity Birthdays for Aug. 28
Celebrity birthdays for Aug. 28--Celebrity Birthdays for Aug. 28:John Perkins of the 1950s vocal group the Crew Cuts is 86.Actor Sonny Shroyer ("The Dukes of Hazzard") is 82.Former prime minister Paul Martin is 79.Actor Ken Jenkins ("Scrubs") is 77.Actor...
Deep Underground and Back in Time: A Tour of the 'Sacred' Bell Island Mines
Mine tour a trip back in time far underground--BELL ISLAND, N.L. - Alice Kennedy was well into her 70s before she ever saw the black, cold depths of the iron ore mine that sustained her family for generations.She took a public tour of the rocky labyrinth...
Driver of Truck Charged: Crash between Car, Semi Kills Two Manitoba Teenagers
Crash between car, semi kills two teenagers--PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, Man. - Two teenagers have been killed in a collision between their car and a semi-truck at a busy intersection just west of Portage la Prairie in Manitoba.RCMP say a 19-year-old girl from...
Editorial Exchange: Annual Anti-Tax Report Is Still Bogus after All These Years
Editorial Exchange: Annual anti-tax report is still bogus after all these years--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Aug. 28:There is no sweeter time of year for those perennially convinced of government's greed and bloat than the release of...
Editorial Exchange: Duffy Won't Leave the Trough
Editorial Exchange: Duffy won't leave the trough--An editorial from the Charlottetown Guardian, published Aug. 26:Just when Canadians thought there was some hope to make the Senate great again, there goes Prince Edward Island's problem member, dragging...
Editorial Exchange: Keep Your Hands to Yourself
Editorial Exchange: Keep your hands to yourself--An editorial from the Prince George Citizen, published Aug. 23:Taylor Swift will roll out a fresh song tonight, in advance of a new album this fall, her first since her monster smash 1989 came out three...
Editorial Exchange: Mike Duffy an Unlikely and Unlikeable Victim
Editorial Exchange: Mike Duffy an unlikely and unlikeable victim--An editorial from the Hamilton Spectator, published Aug. 28:That Senator Mike Duffy is an odious character driven by his own self interest is not in doubt. He should never have been appointed...
Editorial Exchange: Tax Fairness Yes, but Hands off My Loopholes
Editorial Exchange: Tax fairness yes, but hands off my loopholes--An editorial from the Hamilton Spectator, published Aug. 28:How could anyone be opposed to tax fairness? Surely we can all agree everyone should pay their fair share, that there ought...
--Eighteenth NewsWatch-
---(Harvey-Trump) (Audio: 141)U-S President Donald Trump says federal cash for storm-ravaged areas in Texas will come quickly.Trump was speaking at a news conference as Harvey continues to pound the U-S Gulf Coast as a tropical storm.He says protecting...
--Eighth NewsWatch-
---(Phoenix-Pay-Problems)Whoever Prime Minister Justin Trudeau names later today to take over the job as Public Works minister is inheriting a mounting problem with the Phoenix pay system.After two months of decline, new figures show the situation has...
Eight-Year-Old Boy among Four People Killed in Head-On Newfoundland Collision
Four dead after crash on N.L. highway--WHITBOURNE, N.L. - An eight-year-old boy is among four people who died after a head-on crash in eastern Newfoundland Sunday.Two SUVs collided on an undivided section of the Trans-Canada Highway on the Avalon Peninsula...
--Eleventh NewsWatch-
---(Cabinet-Shuffle)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is signalling a sharper focus on reconciliation with Aboriginal Peoples with today's cabinet shuffle.Jane Philpott is leaving Health to take on a new Indigenous Services portfolio to work alongside Carolyn...
Entertainment News as of 3 P.M. Monday, August 28
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-
---(Cabinet Shuffle-Philpott) (Audio: P09)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has put high-profile cabinet minister Jane Philpott at the heart of a retooled Indigenous Affairs department in a cabinet shuffle.Philpott, who is moved over from Health, is taking...
--First NewsWatch-
---(US-Harvey) (Audio: 011)Thousands of people have been driven from their homes in the Houston area due to massive flooding caused by tropical storm Harvey.Mandatory evacuations have been called for low lying areas around the Brazos river, which could...
Five People Now Vying to Replace Brad Wall as Saskatchewan Premier
Five people now vying to replace Wall--REGINA - The race to replace Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall grew by two on Monday with the entry of the province's top civil servant and a veteran MLA.Alanna Koch, the premier's former deputy minister, and former...
--Fourteenth NewsWatch-
---(Cabinet-Shuffle-Indigenous) (Audio: P07)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau decided to do more than just replace a vacant Public Works portfolio in today's cabinet shuffle.He's made some significant changes, including the restructuring of the Indigenous...
--Fourth NewsWatch-
---(US-Harvey)Tropical storm Harvey continues to creep back toward the Gulf of Mexico.The U-S National Hurricane Center says the storm -- which made landfall late Friday as a Category 4 hurricane -- still has sustained winds of up to 65 kilometres-per-hour...
Guess Who Founding Member Chad Allan Hospitalized after Suffering Stroke
Guess Who founder Chad Allan recovering from stroke--VANCOUVER - The Guess Who founding member Chad Allan is recovering in a British Columbia hospital after suffering a stroke.Regenerator Records co-founder Larry Hennessey says the 74-year-old rock legend...
Health-Care, Harm Reduction Workers Call on Ontario to Declare Opioid Emergency
Ontario urged to declare opioid emergency--TORONTO - More than 700 doctors, nurses, harm reduction workers and academics are calling on Ontario to declare opioid overdoses and deaths an emergency, as British Columbia did last year.The front-line workers...
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 3 P.M. Monday, August 28
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...
Judge Orders Mental Health Assessment for Woman Facing Terror Charges
Assessment ordered for woman facing terror charges--TORONTO - An Ontario judge has ordered a mental health assessment for a Toronto-area woman facing terror charges in an alleged attack at a Canadian Tire store.Justice Kimberley Crosbie said Monday that...
Mental Health Classes Offered for Free in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba
Mental health classes offered for free--PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, Man. - A new program is bringing Manitobans back to school with lessons in understanding mental health.Enrolment at the new Recovery Education Centre at the Canadian Mental Health Association...
National Audio 12:05 PM ET
National Audio 12:05 PM ET--NAT094 - (Premiers-Governors) CHARLOTTETOWN. x-16s. Eastern Canadian premiers are talking trade as they meet with New England governors in Prince Edward Island today. Vermont Governor Philip Scott says U-S duties on softwood...
National Audio 12:35 PM ET
National Audio 12:35 PM ET--NAT098 - (US-Trump-Police-Military-Gear) NASHVILLE. x-12s. U-S Attorney General Jeff Sessions is announcing a plan to lift restrictions on surplus military equipment that can be passed on to American police departments. Sessions...
National Audio 1:55 PM ET
National Audio 1:55 PM ET--NAT113 - (Premiers-Governors) CHARLOTTETOWN x-14s. A former Canadian ambassador to the United States says he's optimistic the two countries will reach agreements on softwood lumber and NAFTA that benefit both countries. Frank...
National Audio 2:35 PM ET
National Audio 2:35 PM ET--NAT118 - (Wildfires-BC) KAMLOOPS. x-37s. (Shane Woodford) Premier John Horgan began a one-day tour of several of British Columbia's fire-weary cities and towns this morning. He is seeking a first hand look at some of the damage...
National Audio 2:45 AM ET
National Audio 2:45 AM ET--NAT001 - (Hurricane-Lumber) MONTREAL. x-11s. A Canadian forestry company is looking to help Texans who've lost their homes to rain that continues to fall in Houston. Seth Kursman (kerrs-MAN') with Montreal-based Resolute Forest...
National Audio 3:15 PM ET
National Audio 3:15 PM ET--NAT121 - (US-Harvey-Louisiana) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) LOUISIANA. x-10s. U-S President Donald Trump has declared a state of emergency for Louisiana - with Harvey, mostly stationary now but forecast to head east - dumping heavy...
National Audio 4:25 AM ET
National Audio 4:25 AM ET--NAT025 - (US-Harvey) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) HOUSTON. x-30s. (Ryan Burrow) Hundreds of Houston residents are being bused to Red Cross evacuation shelters. A-B-C's Ryan Burrow reports. (WA) (SOURCE:ABC) --NAT026 - (US-Harvey) (NOT...
National Audio 4:25 PM ET
National Audio 4:25 PM ET--NAT133 - (US-Harvey) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas. x-14s. A mandatory evacuation has been ordered for a Southeast Texas city of about 20 thousand that's been inundated by Harvey floodwaters. Dickinson police announced the city's mandatory...
National Audio 4:55 AM ET
National Audio 4:55 AM ET--NAT035 - (ENT-Box-Office) UNDATED. x-23s. "The Hitman's Bodyguard" is the box office leader, in one of the slowest weekend in years. Reporter Ben Thomas has the box office totals. ("..since September 2001.") (SOURCE:The Associated...
National Audio 5:05 AM ET
National Audio 5:05 AM ET--NAT045 - (ENT-MTV-Music-Video-Awards) (FOR PRODUCTION) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) LOS ANGELES. x-31s. The 2017 M-T-V Video Music Awards included D-N-C-E teaming up with Rod Stewart for a revamped retooled version of Rod's 1979 hit,...
National Audio 5:55 AM ET
National Audio 5:55 AM ET--NAT053 - (US-Free-Speech-Rallies) (FOR PRODUCTION) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) BERKELEY, Calif. x-15s. Black-clad anarchists stormed what had been a largely peaceful protest against hate in California and attacked at least five people....
National Audio 6:05 PM ET
National Audio 6:05 PM ET--NAT142 - (US-Harvey) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) HOUSTON. x-30s. (Ryan Burrow) Houston residents continue to stream into Red Cross shelters as flood waters rise. (SOURCE:ABC)--NAT144 - (US-Harvey-Trump) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) WASHINGTON....
National Audio 6:25 AM ET
National Audio 6:25 AM ET--NAT060 - (US-Harvey-Gas-Prices) WASHINGTON. x-33s. (Ben Thomas) Gasoline prices have been stable this summer, and at least one industry expert says Tropical Storm Harvey may not change that much. (WA) (SOURCE:The Associated...
National Audio 7:05 AM ET
National Audio 7:05 AM ET--NAT068 - (ENT-MTV-Music-Video-Awards-Alessia-Cara-Stay) (FOR PRODUCTION) UNDATED. x-60s. The M-T-V V-M-A's were held Sunday night in Los Angeles. Brampton, Ontario's Alessia Cara (ah-LES'-ee-ah KAH'-rah) won best dance video...
National Audio 9:15 AM ET
National Audio 9:15 AM ET--NAT079 - (US-Harvey) WASHINGTON. x-09s. The U-S Federal Emergency Management Agency is asking for volunteers to help Texas recover from Tropical Storm Harvey. FEMA administrator William "Brock" Long told a news conference in...
NDP Candidates Face off during French-Language Debate in Montreal
NDP candidates square off in Montreal--MONTREAL - The four NDP leadership hopefuls trod carefully Sunday when they were asked to weigh in on Quebec's ongoing discussion over religion and identity during a French-language debate in Montreal.Manitoba MP...
Never-Before Seen Images Beamed Live from the Bottom of the Gulf of St. Lawrence
Expedition produces never-before seen images--CHETICAMP, N.S. - A scientific expedition in the Gulf of St. Lawrence is revealing never-before seen images of odd and valuable marine life.Federal researchers have joined with the non-profit group Oceana...
New Brunswick Premier to Make Final Push in Washington on Softwood Lumber
Gallant making final plea on softwood deal--CHARLOTTETOWN - New Brunswick's premier heads to Washington on Tuesday, to meet with a senior member of President Donald Trump's cabinet, in a final push to have his province exempt from hefty duties on softwood...
New Collective Agreements Blamed for Slowdown in Resolving Pay Problems
Phoenix pay problems got worse in August--OTTAWA - Repairing the federal government's public service pay system is a top priority, the newly minted minister responsible for the Phoenix payroll service insisted Monday, just hours after her department...
--Nineteenth NewsWatch-
---(Harvey-Trump) (Audio: 151)U-S President Donald Trump is sending a message of support to people of Texas and Louisiana suffering from historic rain and flooding from Hurricane Harvey.Trump spoke at a news briefing Monday as now-tropical storm Harvey...
--Ninth NewsWatch-
---(Cabinet-Shuffle) (Audio: P01) (WATCH FOR DATING)Former broadcaster Seamus O'Regan is to be promoted to Veterans Affairs minister in today's cabinet shuffle.Kent Hehr is expected to move from that post to the Sport and Persons with Disabilities portfolio.Prime...
Officers Justified in Using Tasers on Agitated Edmonton Man Holding knife:ASIRT
Police justified in using Tasers on man with knife--EDMONTON - A watchdog agency says Edmonton police were justified in using Tasers on a man who then went into medical distress and died.It happened in early December 2015, when the 49-year-old man made...
Oleksiak Helps Canada Win Gold in Relay at FINA World Junior Championship
Oleksiak helps Canada to gold in relay--INDIANAPOLIS - Canada won three medals on Monday, including gold in the women's 4x100-metre medley relay, capping the country's most successful appearance at the FINA world junior championships.Canada finished...
Ontario Provincial Police Say Massive Cocaine Seizure Is Largest in Its History
Ontario police report massive cocaine seizure--The cocaine was hidden inside hollowed-out quartzite stones packed onto shipping containers coming from Argentina -- the drugs were concealed so well that even police dogs couldn't detect them.It was a tip...
--Ontario Update-
---(Bruce-Peninsula-Crash)Three people are dead and four are seriously injured following a head-on collision in Bruce County.Provincial police say a car driving erratically collided with an S-U-V in the community of Miller Lake, south of Tobermory, Saturday...
--Ontario Update-
---(Ont Opioids)More than 700 doctors, nurses, harm reduction workers and academics have released an open letter today asking Ontario to declare opioid overdoses and deaths an emergency.They say such a declaration will allow for increased funding to...
--Ontario Update --
---(Murder-Court-Appearance)Two people who were arrested in connection with a February homicide will appear in court in Toronto this morning.Twenty-six-year-old Omar Davis is charged with second degree murder in the shooting death of 21-year-old Tyrone...
O'Regan, Qualtrough Embrace Tough New Cabinet Files: Procurement and Veterans
Rookies tapped for tricky cabinet roles--OTTAWA - A pair of relative political rookies -- Seamus O'Regan and Carla Qualtrough -- have been tapped to guide two of the federal Liberal government's most complex and politically sensitive portfolios: military...
--Prairie Update-
(Alta-Mom-Child-Fire)A man and a woman face charges in a fire that killed a baby and seriously injured his mother in Edmonton.Nineteen-year-old Bronson Woycenko faces charges that include second-degree murder, arson and disregard for human life while...
--Prairie Update-
---(Sask-Boyd-China)A founding member of the Saskatchewan Party has been kicked out of caucus by Premier Brad Wall after a review found the former cabinet minister tried to influence potential investors while on a trip to China.Wall says in a statement...
Prep-Agriculture-Report
(US-Harvey-Agriculture)U-S Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has tweeted that farm folks can handle adversity, but the U-S-D-A is "here to help" after tropical storm Harvey.Perdue's tweet yesterday included a link to a news release that reminds rural...
Prep-Entertainment Report
---TAYLOR SWIFT - BREAKS RECORDSNEW YORK (AP) _ Taylor Swift's new song, "Look What You Made Me Do," set a first-day streaming record on Spotify and on YouTube. Spotify says the song was streamed more than eight-million times in the first day of its...
Prep-Music-Report
---MTV VMAS - THE TOUCHING MOMENTSINGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) _ The M-T-V Video Music Awards are often about who is more shocking or who is wearing the least clothing. It had that, but also some poignant moments. Logic, Brampton, Ontario's Alessia Cara (ah-LES'-ee-ah...
Provinces Agree Legal Pot Must Be Competitive with Black Market: Bill Blair
Legal marijuana must be competitive: Blair--MONTREAL - There is an overwhelming national consensus that legal marijuana must be priced, taxed and made available competitively with the black market, the man tasked with leading the drug's legalization...
Regina Coalition Wants John A. Macdonald Statue Removed by City Hall
Coalition wants Macdonald statue removed--REGINA - The Saskatchewan Coalition Against Racism is hoping to get support for a petition calling on the City of Regina to take down its statue of John A. Macdonald.Chris Kortright with SCAR says they held a...
Republican Politicians Defend Bombardier's Economic Impact in U.S
U.S. members of Congress defend Bombardier--MONTREAL - Several U.S. Republican members of Congress are urging the Trump administration to consider Bombardier's economic impact south of the borders as it decides whether to impose duties on its CSeries...
Romantic Notions about the Arctic Must Include Indigenous Rights
Romantic notions about the Arctic must include Indigenous rights--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...
Saskatchewan Politician Tried to Influence Investors in China: Commissioner
Politician tried to influence investors: commissioner--REGINA - Premier Brad Wall has kicked out a founding member of his governing Saskatchewan Party after a review found the member of the legislature tried to influence potential investors while he...
Saskatoon Police Say Charges Not Warranted for Protest of Premier's Dinner
Police say charges not warranted for protest--Saskatoon police say they have concluded there is no basis for criminal charges related to a protest last April outside of Prairieland Park ahead of a keynote speech by Premier Brad Wall.At the time,police...
--Second NewsWatch-
---(US-Harvey)As the fourth-largest city in the U-S braces for more rain and rescues today, officials started releasing even more water from reservoirs overwhelmed by Harvey.However, the move aimed at protecting downtown Houston could make already devastating...
--Seventeenth NewsWatch-
---(US-Trump-Storm-Politics) (Audio: 143)What used to be hurricane Harvey has dumped historic amounts of rain on areas in and around Houston, Texas which continues to flood.Deaths have been blamed on Harvey, the first major natural disaster of U-S President...
--Seventh NewsWatch-
---(US-Harvey) (Audio: 75)The U-S Federal Emergency Management Agency predicts Hurricane Harvey will be a landmark event.And at a morning briefing, officials predicted the aftermath of the storm will require federal involvement for years to come.FEMA...
--Sixteenth NewsWatch-
---(Cabinet-Shuffle-Indigenous) (Audio: p11)There's been a shuffling of Justin Trudeau's inner circle today, as the prime minister announced he is preparing for a dramatic shift in his government's handling of the Indigenous Affairs file.His plan will...
--Sixth NewsWatch-
---(US-Harvey) (Audio: 73)It might seem like a bizarre thing to do, but officials in Houston have released more water from area reservoirs, causing additional street flooding.The move is designed to protect the city's downtown but could endanger thousands...
Solitary Confinement Violates Charter Right to Life, Liberty, Security: Lawyer
Solitary confinement can cause death: lawyer--VANCOUVER - Solitary confinement is a cruel and inhumane punishment with "truly horrific" consequences including severe psychological harm and suicide, a lawyer said Monday in arguing the law allowing the...
'So Random:' Man Arrested after Teen Stabbed in Bathroom of Manitoba Church
Man arrested after teen stabbed at Manitoba church--WINKLER, Man. - Police in southern Manitoba were at a loss Monday as they tried to determine why a 15-year-old girl was repeatedly stabbed inside the women's washroom at the Pembina Valley Baptist Church...
SportsCall Audio 3:00 AM ET
SportsCall Audio 3:00 AM ET--NAT022 - (SPORTS-GLF-Northern-Trust) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) OLD WESTBURY, N.Y. x-10s. Dustin Johnson stormed back from a five-shot deficit on the front nine, then beat Jordan Spieth (speeth) in a playoff to win the P-G-A's...
SportsCall Audio 6:20 AM ET
SportsCall Audio 6:20 AM ET--NAT059 - (SPORTS-BBA-Orioles-Red-Sox) BOSTON. x-19s. Adam Jones and Trey Mancini hit back-to-back R-B-I doubles against Doug Fister in the first inning, and the Baltimore Orioles held on to beat Boston 2-1 to complete a three-game...
--Tenth NewsWatch-
---(Cabinet-Shuffle) (WATCH FOR DATING)Today's federal cabinet shuffle includes giving Health Minister Jane Philpott a new role in a restructured Indigenous Affairs department as the government seeks to jump-start stalled efforts to establish a new relationship...
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Monday, Aug. 28
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Monday, Aug. 28--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Aug. 28 as of 2:58 a.m. ET: x-denotes wire, y-denotes picture, z-denotes graphics coverage. Copy from other events based on merit and availability. All...
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Tuesday, Aug. 29
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Aug. 29--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Aug. 29 as of 9 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...
The Monday News Briefing: An At-a-Glance Survey of Some Top Stories
The Monday briefing: Top news at-a-glance--Highlights from the news file for Monday, Aug. 28------PRIME MINISTER TO DISSOLVE INDIGENOUS AFFAIRS FILE: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the Indigenous Affairs file is being restructured and will be led...
Think Disability Is a Tragedy? We Pity You
Think disability is a tragedy? We pity you--This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on the original site.___Author:...
--Third NewsWatch-
---(US-Harvey)Officials in Houston are urging people to stay off flooded roadways as tropical storm Harvey continues to drench the city.The city's 9-1-1 emergency response system is struggling to keep up with call volumes that have soared since Harvey...
--Thirteenth NewsWatch-
---(Harvey) (Audio: 108)The National Hurricane Center is offering no promises of relief from the epic rain unleashed on Texas by tropical storm Harvey.Forecasters say little change in strength is expected during the next 24 hours.They say some slight...
--Thirteenth NewsWatch-
---(Cabinet-Shuffle) (Audio: P04)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the Indigenous Affairs file is being restructured and will now be led by two ministers -- not just one.Former federal Health Minister Jane Philpott is key in the retooled Indigenous...
Today in History - Aug. 28
Today in History - Aug. 28--Today in History for Aug. 28:In 430, St. Augustine of Hippo, the great early Latin Church father and one of the outstanding theological figures of the ages, died at age 76. It was St. Augustine who wrote: "Thou hast made us...
Today in Music History - Aug. 28
Today in Music History - Aug. 28--Today in Music History for Aug. 28:In 1948, Danny Seraphine, the original drummer and founding member of "Chicago," was born in the city from which the group takes its name. Called the "Chicago Transit Authority" for...
Toromont Beefing Up with $1.02-Billion Purchase of Hewitt Heavy Equipment Business
Toromont to buy Hewitt for $1.02 billion--MONTREAL - Toromont Industries sees the $1.02-billion purchase of rival heavy equipment supplier Hewitt Group as a way to take advantage of government infrastructure spending and a recovery of metal prices."The...
Trudeau Splits Indigenous Affairs, Names Personal Friend to Veterans Affairs
Cabinet shakeup shores up problem areas--OTTAWA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau used a mid-mandate mini-shuffle Monday to shore up his cabinet in two areas where his government has fallen far short of his soaring campaign rhetoric: veterans and Indigenous...
Trump Says Canada Is Being "Very Difficult" in NAFTA Talks, Suggests Terminating
Trump: Canada being "difficult" in NAFTA talks--WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump again suggested the North American Free Trade Agreement be terminated, tweeting Sunday that both Canada and Mexico are being "very difficult," but observers and...
--Twelfth NewsWatch-
---(Cabinet-Shuffle) (Audio: P03)Former federal Health Minister Jane Philpott is at the heart of a retooled Indigenous Affairs department.Today's cabinet shuffle sent Philpott to a new Indigenous Services portfolio to work alongside Carolyn Bennett.Bennett's...
Two Men Who Died in Saskatchewan Plane Crash Identified as Quebecers
2 dead in Saskatchewan plane crash were Quebecers--SWIFT CURRENT, Sask. - The two men who died in a plane crash in Saskatchewan last week have been identified as Quebecers who were father and son.The RCMP says one of the victims was a 60-year-old man...
Two Toronto-Area Men Charged with Human Trafficking in Nova Scotia
Ontario men face human trafficking charges--HALIFAX - Two Toronto-area men have been charged in an 18-month, seven-province investigation into a human trafficking ring that allegedly forced ''numerous'' Nova Scotia women into the sex trade across Canada.The...
United Nations Panel Calls for Halt of Site C Dam Project in B.C
UN panel calls for halt of Site C dam project--OTTAWA - A United Nations panel says the construction of British Columbia's $8.8-billion Site C dam should be halted until there is a full review of how it would affect Indigenous land.The recommendation...
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