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Articles from September 1, 2017

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A Better NAFTA for Workers: Union Leaders Make Their Case in Mexico
Labour makes NAFTA pitch in Mexico City--MEXICO CITY - Everyone talks about a new NAFTA that will help the working class: Donald Trump was elected on it, the Canadian government calls it a priority and the Mexican government says it's open to improving...
ADVISORY-Atl-Calendar
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--Atlantic Update-
---(Muskrat-Falls-Report)A report by E-Y says Nalcor is doing a better job of tracking the cost and risks associated with the 12.7 billion dollar Muskrat Falls project in Labrador.The report says changes made in planning and forecasting have improved...
--Atlantic Update-
---(Homeless-Veteran-Housing)Two agencies say a new pilot project set up in Halifax to help homeless veterans has already placed one person in short-term housing.Veterans Emergency Transition Services Canada and The Salvation Army Centre of Hope say...
Back-to-School Anxiety? Here Are Seven Simple Solutions
Back-to-school anxiety? Here are seven simple solutions-- 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...
B.C. First Nations Occupy a Second Salmon Farm as Company Raises Safety Concerns
First Nations occupy second B.C. salmon farm--PORT HARDY, B.C. - Members of two British Columbia First Nations say they have occupied a salmon farm on a small island on the province's coast, the second such protest to be held in the past week.Chief Willie...
--B-C Update-
------(BC-Wildfires-Ministers)Cabinet ministers from the federal and B-C governments plan to meet Tuesday in Vancouver to discuss the response to wildfires in the province and efforts to rebuild the areas damaged.The meeting will include federal Public...
British Columbia Ditches Tuition Fees for Former Kids in Care Aged 19 to 26
No more tuition fees for former kids in care--NANAIMO, B.C. - Premier John Horgan says British Columbia has waived tuition at all 25 of its post-secondary institutions for former youth in care to give them a chance to succeed.He told an audience of students...
BRP Says Several Texas Dealers Faced the Wrath of Hurricane Harvey
BRP revenues surge 20 per cent in Q2--MONTREAL - Hurricane Harvey has shuttered several BRP dealers that were in the path of the storm and will likely affect sales for months to come, the recreational vehicle company (TSX:DOO) said Friday.Thirteen Texas...
Business News Advisory
Business News Advisory--Here are the CP Business Department's early plans for today. All times Eastern unless otherwise stated. Entries are subject to change as news develops. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact business editor...
Calgary Sculpture Never Meant to Be Indigenous: Mayor and Treaty 7 Chiefs
Calgary mayor and chiefs issue statement on sculpture--Calgary's mayor and seven chiefs in southern Alberta say a controversial sculpture along a city interchange was never meant to be Indigenous art.Naheed Nenshi and Treaty 7 leaders have released a...
Canada Preparing to Deliver Aid Shipments for Texas Hurricane Victims
Canada readies relief for hurricane victims--OTTAWA - The federal government and the governments of Ontario and Quebec are readying relief supplies, including baby formula and cribs, for victims of hurricane Harvey.Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale...
Canada's Shapovalov Advances at U.S. Open after Britain's Edmund Retires
Canada's Shapovalov advances at U.S. Open--NEW YORK - Denis Shapovalov's impressive run at the U.S. Open continued Friday when British opponent Kyle Edmund retired from their third-round match with an injury.The 18-year-old left-hander from Richmond...
Canadian Troops in Latvia Prepare for Massive Russian Military Exercise
Troops in Latvia prepare for Russian exercise--OTTAWA - Canadian troops in Latvia will have front-row seats to a massive Russian military exercise this month that has set NATO on edge and sparked calls for calm across eastern Europe.Scheduled to start...
Canadian Women Drop to No. 5 in FIFA World Rankings but Still Close Gap on Rivals
Canada drops in rankings but still closes gap--TORONTO - While Canada has slipped one spot to No. 5 in the latest FIFA world rankings, coach John Herdman sees only positives.With 2,027 points, Canada trails fourth-place France by just three points. No....
'Car Was Undrivable:' Grizzly Comes out on Top after Hit by Car on Trans-Canada
Notch one for the bear in grizzly-car collision--CANMORE, Alta. - It wasn't the best call Bear 164 has ever made, but this time the hefty grizzly just out of his teenage years got lucky.Traffic was whizzing along the Trans-Canada Highway east of Banff...
Celebrity Birthdays for Sept. 1
Celebrity birthdays for Sept. 1--Celebrity Birthdays for Sept. 1:Actor George Maharis ("Route 66") is 89.Conductor Seiji Ozawa is 82.Attorney and law professor Alan Dershowitz is 79.Comedian-actress Lily Tomlin is 78.Actor Don Stroud is 74.Singer Archie...
Celebrity Birthdays for Sept. 4
Celebrity birthdays for Sept. 4--Celebrity Birthdays for Sept. 4:Actress Mitzi Gaynor is 86.Actor Kenneth Kimmins ("Coach") is 76.Singer Merald "Bubba" Knight of Gladys Knight and the Pips is 75.TV personality Dr. Jan Pol ("The Incredible Dr. Pol") is...
Celebrity Birthdays for Sept. 5
Celebrity birthdays for Sept. 5--Celebrity Birthdays for Sept. 5:Comedian-actor Bob Newhart is 88.Actress-singer Carol Lawrence is 85.Baseball Hall-of-Famer Bill Mazeroski is 81.Actor George Lazenby is 78.Actor William Devane is 78.Actress Raquel Welch...
Celebrity Birthdays for Sept. 6
Celebrity birthdays for Sept. 6--Celebrity Birthdays for Sept. 6:Comedian JoAnne Worley is 82.Country singer David Allan Coe is 78.Singer-bassist Roger Waters (Pink Floyd) is 74.Actress Swoosie Kurtz is 73.Comedian-actress Jane Curtin is 70.Country singer...
Celebrity Birthdays for Sept. 7
Celebrity birthdays for Sept. 7--Celebrity Birthdays for Sept. 7:Jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins is 87.Actor Bruce Gray is 81.Soul singer-songwriter Latimore is 78. Singer Gloria Gaynor is 74.Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin is 74.Singer...
Coach Octavio Zambrano Says Canada Has More in the Tank and Wants to Show It
Coach says Canada has more in the tank--TORONTO - After time in the soccer doldrums, Canada turned heads with its confident, even adventurous play at this summer's Gold Cup.But new coach Octavio Zambrano says the Canadian men have more in the tank as...
CP Turns 100
UNDATED, Canada - ---Canada's national news service is marking a major milestone. The Canadian Press turns 100 today -- spending the past century giving Canadians a front-row seat to some of the biggest stories in history.C-P was established in 1917...
Editorial Exchange: Navigating NAFTA (Amherst Daily News)
Editorial Exchange: Amherst Daily News--An editorial from the Amherst Daily News, published Sept. 1:Navigating NAFTAHow do you negotiate with a person who keeps changing positions as the audience warrants; talks in vague generalities because he seems...
Editorial Exchange: Next Year's Math Scores Will Test the Province's Approach (Toronto Star)
Editorial Exchange: Toronto Star--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Aug. 31:Next year's math scores will test the province's approachThe latest disappointing elementary school mathematics scores have renewed a longstanding debate about the...
Editorial Exchange: Tragedy Strikes Swiftly with Kids in Hot Cars (Halifax Chronicle Herald)
Editorial Exchange: Halifax Chronicle Herald--An editorial from the Halifax Chronicle Herald, published Aug. 31:Tragedy strikes swiftly with kids in hot carsYou see an unattended young child locked in a hot car, no parents or caregivers in sight.What...
--Eighteenth NewsWatch-
---(Harvey-Cda)The federal, Ontario and Quebec governments are preparing relief supplies for the victims of hurricane Harvey.Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says the federal and provincial governments are working with the U-S Federal Emergency Management...
--Eighth NewsWatch-
---(Trudeau-Saskatoon)Just days after announcing plans to create two ministries to handle Indigenous Affairs, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will meet with First Nations leaders and students in Saskatoon today.His session with the Saskatoon Tribal Council...
Eight Stories in the News for Today, Sept. 1
Eight stories in the news for today, Sept. 1--Eight stories in the news for Friday, Sept. 1------ROUND TWO OF NAFTA TALKS BEGIN TODAY IN MEXICOA second round of NAFTA negotiations begin today in a country that has long served as Donald Trump's political...
--Eleventh NewsWatch-
---(Trudeau-Saskatoon) (Audio: 82)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau used the beginning of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha (EED' al-UHD'-huh) to urge Canadians to stand together against racism and Islamophobia.Trudeau talked about the importance of interfaith...
Entertainment News as of 3 P.M. Friday, September 1
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...
Feds Get Ready for Winter by Looking into Heated Trailers for Asylum Seekers
Feds get asylum seekers ready for winter--OTTAWA - The Liberal government is thinking about buying trailers to keep asylum seekers currently living in tents at the U.S. border safe from the cold winter."These tents do have heaters, but we also have a...
--Fifteenth NewsWatch-
---(Cda-Harvey)Prime Minister Trudeau says Canadians are prepared to help Americans cope with what he calls the "terrible calamity of hurricane Harvey" and the U-S has given Canada a list of needs.Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says the federal...
--Fifth NewsWatch-
---(NAFTA-Talks)As NAFTA talks resume in Mexico City today, opposition politicians there are pushing the country's government to take a hard line with the U-S.President Donald Trump's level of support in Mexico is almost impossibly low, with a recent...
--First NewsWatch-
---(Liberal-MP-Harassment)Calgary M-P Darshan Kang has resigned from the Liberal caucus, after sexual harassment allegations from a second woman became public.The Hill Times reports that the second complainant is a woman who worked in Kang's constituency...
--Fourteenth NewsWatch-
---(NAFTA-Labour)Mexican union leaders are applauding suggestions from the Canadian labour movement as NAFTA talks continue in Mexico City.At a rally in Mexico City, Unifor leader Jerry Dias (DYE'-as) said it's time for governments to prove they mean...
--Fourth NewsWatch-
---(NAFTA-Talks)Negotiations for a new North American Free Trade Agreement resume today in Mexico City, with many in the host country spoiling for a fight.Mexico has long served as U-S President Donald Trump's political whipping boy, and there are increasing...
Front-Row Seat to History: National News Agency the Canadian Press Marks 100 Years
The Canadian Press joins century club--The Canadian Press, the national news service that was created during the First World War to bring home stories from the European front -- and went on to become the country's go-to, real-time source -- turned 100...
Gasoline Prices Expected to Continue to Rise over Labour Day Long Weekend
Canadian gasoline prices heading even higher--CALGARY - Average Canadian gasoline prices are set to soar this weekend after already jumping nearly 10 cents per litre since Hurricane Harvey roared ashore in Texas a week ago.Analysts say the hikes will...
How Nazis Twisted the Swastika into a Symbol of Hate
How Nazis twisted the swastika into a symbol of hate--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...
Impact Eyeing Major League Soccer Playoff Berth with Fire in Montreal
Impact eyeing playoff berth with Fire in town--MONTREAL - The Montreal Impact are anticipating a slumping Chicago Fire team to be more dangerous and unpredictable than the last time these teams met.The Impact host Chicago at Saputo Stadium in Major League...
Jeremy Harrison Drops out, While Scott Moe Joins SaskParty Leadership Race
One leaves, one joins SaskParty leadership race--MEADOW LAKE, Sask. - Barely two weeks after announcing his intention to seek the Saskatchewan Party leadership and replace Premier Brad Wall, Jeremy Harrison says he's dropping out of the race and will...
Kevin Sutherland Shoots 8-Under 62 to Take Lead at Shaw Charity Classic
Sutherland takes lead at Shaw Charity Classic--CALGARY - Kevin Sutherland made the most of an early start at the Canyon Meadows Golf and Country Club on Friday.Sutherland was in the second group out on the back nine of the par-70, 7,086-yard course and...
Manitoba Offers Money, but No Details, to Help Town Hurt by Rail Closure
Manitoba premier wants action on Churchill--WINNIPEG - Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister says he is willing to put up provincial money to help the northern port town of Churchill.But Pallister is offering few details of his plan, and says some of the...
Montreal Woman Facing Three Charges after Baby Found Alone in Burning Apartment
Woman charged after Quebec baby found alone--MONTREAL - A woman who allegedly left a baby alone in a Montreal apartment that caught fire pleaded not guilty Friday to three criminal charges.Josee Milot, 49, appeared in court by video conference and was...
National Audio 11:15 AM ET
National Audio 11:15 AM ET--NAT072 - (Kenya-Elections) NAIROBI, Kenya. x-24s. Supporters of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga (RY'-luh oh-DING'-uh) have exploded in celebration after the Supreme Court nullified last month's presidential election...
National Audio 1:55 PM ET
National Audio 1:55 PM ET--NAT085 - (Harvey-Gasoline-Canada) CALGARY. x-12s. Analysts say the average gasoline price in Canada will continue to rise this weekend after jumping almost eight cents per litre since hurricane Harvey roared ashore in Texas...
National Audio 2:45 AM ET
National Audio 2:45 AM ET--NAT001 - (Trudeau-Saskatoon) SASKATOON. x-12s. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau touched on the thorny issue of carbon pricing during a fundraising speech in Saskatoon. Outgoing Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall has threatened to...
National Audio 2:55 PM ET
National Audio 2:55 PM ET--NAT091 - (Cape-Breton-Rail) HALIFAX. x-18s. The Nova Scotia government is paying a U-S-based railway company 720-thousand dollars to not tear up a Cape Breton rail line. The one-year "preservation agreement" will cover expenses...
National Audio 3:25 PM ET
National Audio 3:25 PM ET--NAT095 - (Wildfires-BC) WILLIAMS LAKE. x-15s. Cariboo Regional District Chairman Al Richmond says the battle against B-C's wildfires could continue into next year. Richmond says there's concerns that flames from some of the...
National Audio 3:45 PM ET
National Audio 3:45 PM ET--NAT100 - (US-Harvey) HOUSTON. x-14s. Officials in Houston are telling residents whose homes are flooded in the western part of the city to evacuate, because reservoir releases will keep water flowing into their homes for 10...
National Audio 4:35 AM ET
National Audio 4:35 AM ET--NAT031 - (ENT-Obit-Richard-Anderson) (FOR PRODUCTION) UNDATED. x-22s. The tall, handsome actor best known for co-starring simultaneously in T-V's "The Six-Million Dollar Man" and "The Bionic Woman" in the 1970s has died. Richard...
National Audio 4:35 PM ET
National Audio 4:35 PM ET--NAT105 - (AF-Kenya-Elections) NAIROBI, Kenya. x-13s. Kenya's Supreme Court has nullified President Uhuru Kenyatta's election win last month and called for new elections within 60 days. The Court ruled in favour of a petition...
National Audio 4:45 AM ET
National Audio 4:45 AM ET--NAT039 - (US-Harvey) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) HOUSTON. x-27s. (Ryan Burrow) Houston officials are going door-to-door in the hardest-hit neighborhoods following Harvey. A-B-C's Ryan Burrow is there. (WA) (SOURCE:ABC) --NAT040 -...
National Audio 7:55 PM ET
National Audio 7:55 PM ET--NAT127 - (NAFTA-Labour) MEXICO CITY. x-15s. Mexican union leaders are applauding suggestions from the Canadian labour movement as NAFTA talks continue in Mexico City. At a rally in Mexico City, Unifor leader Jerry Dias (DYE'-as)...
National Audio 8:55 AM ET
National Audio 8:55 AM ET--NAT061 - (US-Harvey) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) HOUSTON. x-27s. (Ryan Burrow) It's not only humans who are looking for shelter in Texas following Harvey -- but pets too. (WA) (SOURCE:ABC)--NAT062 - (US-Harvey-Trump) (NOT FOR ONLINE...
N.B. Committee Calls for Government-Run Marijuana Stores, Legal Age of 19
Committee calls for government weed stores--FREDERICTON - A legislature committee is recommending New Brunswick sell marijuana through government-operated stores to anyone 19 years or older.The report from the select committee on cannabis, released Friday,...
--Nineteenth NewsWatch-
---(Harvey-Cda) (Audio: P04)The Royal Canadian Air Force is preparing a cargo plane to fly hurricane relief aid to Texas.The flight is expected to depart soon.The prime minister says Canadians are ready to help Americans cope with the devastating aftermath...
--Ninth NewsWatch-
---(Harvey-Gasoline-Canada)Gas prices are jumping ahead of the long weekend because of flooding in Texas caused by Hurricane Harvey.The national average gasoline price has risen above $1.16 per litre, jumping eight cents since the storm made landfall...
Nova Scotia Appoints Prominent Syrian Refugee to Business Agency's Board
N.S. appoints Syrian refugee to agency board--HALIFAX - Less than two years after he arrived as a refugee, a Syrian chocolatier has been named to the board of Nova Scotia's economic development agency.Tareq Hadhad is among the most high-profile of Syrian...
Official Say Huge Wildfires in B.C. Could Smoulder until Next Spring
B.C.'s wildfire season may enter 2018: official--WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. - A municipal leader in British Columbia's central Interior says he wouldn't be surprised if wildfires that have chewed through more than 10,600 square kilometres of woodland aren't...
Ontario Man Protests in Underwear outside Court over Seizure of Pot, Bong
Man protests seizure of pot, bong in underwear--A man from southern Ontario is resorting to some partial nudity to get his bong and medical marijuana back from local police.Wearing nothing but socks, running shoes and a pair of brightly coloured briefs,...
Ontario Relaxes Rules on Supports for People with Disabilities
Ontario relaxes rules on supports for people with disabilities--TORONTO - Ontario residents with disabilities are seeing major changes to provincial programs offering financial support and medical coverage.Effective Friday, the government is loosening...
Ontario Relaxes Rules on Supports for People with Disabilities
Ontario relaxes rules on supports for people with disabilities--TORONTO - Ontario residents with disabilities are seeing major changes to provincial programs offering financial support and medical coverage.Effective Friday, the government is loosening...
--Ontario Update-
---(Ont-Disability-Supports)Effective today, Ontario residents with disabilities are seeing major changes to provincial programs offering financial support and medical coverage.The government is loosening some of the stringent rules governing the Ontario...
--Ontario Update-
---(School-Officers-Toronto)Premier Kathleen Wynne says she's a fan of community policing and is glad the Toronto District School Board has put such a program on hold instead of shutting it down entirely.The board voted to suspend its School Resource...
Parliament Audio 5:35 PM ET
Parliament Audio 5:35 PM ET--P05 - (Cda-Harvey) SASKATOON. x-07s. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canadians stand at the ready to help Americans cope with the aftermath of hurricane Harvey. Trudeau says he told U-S President Donald Trump yesterday...
Pizza Pan Helps Save Endangered Piping Plover Eggs on Prince Edward Island
Pizza pan helps save piping plover eggs--BRACKLEY, P.E.I. - A pair of endangered piping plovers whose eggs were threatened by the tide at a P.E.I. beach had an unlikely savour -- a pizza pan.Kerry-Lynn Atkinson, a resource management officer with Parks...
Police Ask for Help after 'Brazen' Dinnertime Shooting That Claimed 4th Victim
'Brazen' dinnertime shooting claims another victim--LANGLEY, B.C. - Police believe the victims in a series of Metro Vancouver shootings were targeted and at least one attack involving drugs and gangs put the public at risk.Four people have died in the...
Police Hunting for Suspects after Fatal Shooting in Toronto Mall
Man fatally shot at Toronto mall: police--TORONTO - A young man killed in a northwest Toronto mall was chased into the centre and shot dead amid a throng of shoppers, police said Friday as they searched for as many as four people in connection with the...
Police Not to Blame When Man in Custody Severed Fingers: SIU
Police not to blame in severed fingers case: SIU--BARRIE, Ont. - Ontario's Special Investigations Unit says police were not to blame for an accident in which a man in custody severed two of his fingers.The SIU says officers with the Barrie Police Service...
Prairie Audio 1:30 PM MT
Prairie Audio 1:30 PM MT----PR02 - (Churchill-Rail)WINNIPEG. x-13s. Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister says he is disappointed at the lack of progress on fixing the rail line to the northern port town of Churchill. The rail line was knocked out by flooding...
--Prairie Update-
(Mba-Forest-Fire)Weary forest fire evacuees are settling in at hotels and a convention centre in Winnipeg today as the fight continues to save their communities in the north.About 37-hundred people have left their homes on three reserves in the Island...
--Prairie Update-
(Churchill-Rail) (Mba Note)Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister says a plan to set money aside for the northern town of Churchill would involve social services, economic development and infrastructure.But Pallister says rail line repairs in the port town...
Prep-Agriculture-Report
(Ritz-Retires)Federal Tory Leader Andrew Scheer is paying tribute to retiring Saskatchewan M-P Gerry Ritz, saying he played a huge role in growing markets for Canada's agriculture products.Scheer says during his years as federal agriculture minister,...
Prep-LifeWatch
---(Risky-Contraception)The American Centre for Disease Constrol is reporting that a method of birth control that is probably the least effective is on the rise.The number of men reporting that they use withdrawal as their preferred method increased...
Progress Made in Fire Fight in Saskatchewan, but Evacuees to Stay Out
Progress made in fire fight in Saskatchewan--REGINA - Despite some improvement in the fight against wildfires in northern Saskatchewan, evacuees will spend the long weekend away from home.The provincial government provided an update Friday morning as...
Quebec Man Accused of Crimes against Humanity in Bosnia Could Lose Citizenship
Quebec man accused of crimes against humanity--OTTAWA - Canada is moving to strip citizenship from a man accused of committing crimes against humanity in the former Yugoslavia.The federal government alleges Cedo Kljajic fraudulently obtained Canadian...
Quebec Premier Says There's an Advantage to Youth Being Bilingual
Couillard won't limit access to English colleges--QUEBEC - Forcing francophone students to attend junior college exclusively in French, as some Parti Quebecois members have proposed, is a non-starter for the Liberals, Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard...
--Second NewsWatch-
---(Harvey) (Audio: 06)As the floodwaters in Houston recede, officials are turning their attention to recovery.They're looking for temporary housing for those in shelters, and trying to find enough gasoline to fill people's vehicles.Authorities have...
Second Shelter Opens in Winnipeg Soccer Arena for Forest Fire Evacuees
Fire still burning near Manitoba community--WINNIPEG - The weather provided some help Friday to crews battling a large forest fire that has forced 3,700 people from their homes in northern Manitoba.The Manitoba government said strong south winds are...
--Seventeenth NewsWatch-
---(Cda-Harvey) (Audio: p05)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canadians are ready to help Americans in the aftermath of hurricane Harvey.Trudeau says he told U-S President Donald Trump yesterday that Canada is prepared to help, because that's who Canadians...
--Seventh NewsWatch-
---(NAFTA-Talks)Mexico says it is developing a "Plan B'' in case U-S President Donald Trump follows through on his threat to withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement.The second round of talks opens today in Mexico City on renegotiating the...
--Sixteenth NewsWatch-
---(Cda-Harvey) (Audio: p04)Prime Minister Trudeau says the federal government is filling a list of needs that the U-S emergency management people have given it to help flood victims in Texas and Louisiana.Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale earlier...
--Sixth NewsWatch-
---(NAFTA-Talks)American negotiators in Mexico City for today's start of the second round of NAFTA talks woke up to unflattering newspaper headlines about their president.The banner topics include Donald Trump's NAFTA warnings, ramped-up deportations,...
SportsCall Audio 3:00 AM ET
SportsCall Audio 3:00 AM ET--NAT020 - (SPORTS-BBN-Diamondbacks-Dodgers) PHOENIX. x-13s. The Diamondbacks added to their winning streak by blasting the Dodgers 8-1. L-A shortstop Chris Taylor says he's not too concerned about his team's five-game losing...
SportsCall Audio 4:40 AM ET
SportsCall Audio 4:40 AM ET--NAT030 - (SPORTS-TEN-US-Open) NEW YORK. x-31s. (Graeme Agars (AY'-gahrz)) Roger Federer hung on to stay in the hunt for his 20th Grand Slam crown. (SOURCE:The Associated Press) --NAT029 - (SPORTS-TEN-US-Open) NEW YORK. x-41s....
Staff Hiring Continues for Nova Scotia's Expansion of Pre-Primary Classes
Hiring continues for pre-primary expansion--HALIFAX - Nova Scotia's Education Department says progress is being made in setting up a promised expansion of pre-primary classes for four-year-olds by the end of September, although there is still no indication...
Taxpayer Deal Saves Cape Breton Rail Line for at Least One More Year
Taxpayer deal preserves Cape Breton rail line--HALIFAX - The Nova Scotia government has bought a further one-year reprieve for a money-losing section of railway in Cape Breton, paying $720,000 in a deal that will help keep the tracks from being ripped...
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Sept 2-5
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Sept 2-5--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Sept. 2-5 as of 8:00 p.m. ET:x-denotes wire, y-denotes picture, z-denotes graphics coverage.Copy from other events based on merit and availability. All times...
The Friday News Briefing: An At-a-Glance Survey of Some Top Stories
The Friday briefing: Top news at-a-glance--Highlights from the news file for Friday, Sept. 1------THE CANADIAN PRESS TURNS 100: The Canadian Press marked its 100th birthday on Friday. The national news agency was created during the First World War to...
--Third NewsWatch-
---(NAFTA-Talks)A second round of NAFTA negotiations opens today in Mexico City, with the host nation showing signs it's planning for life without the deal.Mexico's economy minister told the Senate this week that there needs to be a "Plan B" in place...
--Thirteenth NewsWatch-
---(NAFTA-Labour)A Canadian union leader was met by applause and chanting in Mexico City as he laid out ideas for a new North American Free Trade Agreement.Jerry Dias (DYE-as) of Unifor was among a number of union leaders who staged a rally as officials...
Today in History - Sept. 1
Today in History - Sept. 1--Today in History for Sept. 1:In 1159, the only English pope in history, Adrian (or Hadrian) IV, died.In 1422, Henry VI, an infant, became King of England on the death of his father, Henry V.In 1535, Jacques Cartier visited...
Today in History - Sept. 10
Today in History - Sept. 10--Today in History for Sept. 10:On this date:In 1224, the Franciscans, founded in 1209 by St. Francis of Assisi, arrived in England. They were originally called Grey Friars because of their grey habits. The habit worn by modern...
Today in History - Sept. 12
Today in History - Sept. 12--Today in History for Sept. 12:On this date:In 1362, Pope Innocent VI died. He is considered by Roman Catholic Church scholars to be one of the best popes of the Avignon papacy, a period in the 14th century when the seat of...
Today in History - Sept. 13
Today in History - Sept. 13--Today in History for Sept. 13:On this date:In 1503, artist Michelangelo began work on his "David," which would become one of the most famous sculptures in the world.In 1775, Laura Secord, heroine of the War of 1812, was born.In...
Today in History - Sept. 14
Today in History - Sept. 14--Today in History for Sept. 14:On this date:In 1321, Italian poet Dante Alighieri died.In 1752, the Gregorian calendar was officially adopted by the British Empire and its colonies in America.In 1812, the Russians set fire...
Today in History - Sept. 16
Today in History - Sept. 16--Today in History for Sept. 16:On this date:In 1224, during an extended period of prayer and fasting, it is said St. Francis of Assisi received the stigmata (Crucifixion scars of Jesus Christ) on Mount Alvernia, in Italy....
Today in Music History - Sept. 1
Today in Music History - Sept. 1--Today in Music History for Sept. 1:In 1933, country singer Conway Twitty was born Harold Lloyd Jenkins in Friars Point, Miss. He took his stage name from the towns of Conway, Ark. and Twitty, Texas. He began as a rockabilly...
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