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A New Way to Reduce Playground Bullying
A new way to reduce playground bullying--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:...
Armie Hammer Says 'High Level of Intimacy' of 'Call Me by Your Name' Was Scary
Armie Hammer almost passed on 'Call Me By Your Name'--TORONTO - Armie Hammer says he originally wanted to pass on the coming-of-age drama "Call Me By Your Name" because he was uncomfortable with appearing nude on screen.Hammer told a Toronto International...
Atlantic Audio 2:45 PM AT
Atlantic Audio 2:45 PM AT--AT02 - (NL-Water-Graveyard)MOBILE, N.L. x-15s. Students at Mobile (MOH'-bull) Central High School in Newfoundland are drinking bottled water as parents raise concerns about how close its well is to a graveyard. The school south...
Atlantic Audio 4:25 PM AT
Atlantic Audio 4:25 PM AT--AT04 - (Sniper-Competition)CFB GAGETOWN, N.B. x-11s. Some of the best military and police snipers from around the world are gathered at Canadian Forces Base Gagetown for the next few days to hone their skills and compete for...
--Atlantic Update-
---(NS-Taxi-Driver-Assault)An investigation has been ordered into complaints against a Nova Scotia judge who presided over a case involving a taxi driver accused of sexually assaulting an intoxicated female passenger.The province's Chief Justice Michael...
--Atlantic Update-
(NL-Water-Graveyard)Newfoundland and Labrador Education Minister Dave Kirby says water from a well at a high school south of St. John's has been tested and is safe to drink.Students at Mobile Central High School have been drinking bottled water amid...
B.C. Government Promises to Tackle Affordability, Changing Fixed Election Date
B.C. minority NDP says election date to change--VICTORIA - British Columbia's minority New Democrat government released an ambitious list of affordability-focused pledges in its throne speech Friday, and the possibility of delivering those promises grew...
--B-C Update-
------(BC-Legislature)British Columbia's minority N-D-P government promised to make life more affordable as it outlined its goals in its first throne speech.The speech read by Lieutenant-Governor Judith Guichon says the government will deliver on its...
Blue Bombers, Roughriders Look to Put Controversies Aside in Banjo Bowl Rematch
Blue Bombers, Riders ready for Banjo Bowl--WINNIPEG - Andrew Harris sent some medical advice to one of his Saskatchewan rivals this week.The Blue Bombers running back revealed with a grin what he messaged to a Roughriders defender ahead of Saturday's...
Caitriona Balfe on the Return of 'Outlander': 'It's a Very Fraught Situation'
Caitriona Balfe on the return of 'Outlander'--Some babies arrive a bit beyond their due date. Then there is Claire Randall's little bundle of joy, Brianna.The girl was conceived in the 18th century and delivered in 1948."That's a very old baby that gets...
Canada Guaranteed to Play for Medal after Beating Japan at U18 Baseball World Cup
Canada beats Japan at U18 baseball World Cup--THUNDER BAY, Ont. - Canada is guaranteed to play for a medal at the under-18 baseball World Cup.The Canadian squad rallied for three runs in the seventh inning on Friday to beat Japan, 6-4 in the Super Round...
Canadians Living in the Path of Hurricane Irma Preparing for the Worst
Canadians in Florida bracing for Irma--The house belonging to Audrey Foy, a young woman living in Florida who is originally from Quebec, looked like a bunker Friday.It was hard to find her front door as the facade of her home had been boarded up in anticipation...
Canucks Sign Restricted Free Agent Bo Horvat to Six-Year Extension
Canucks sign Horvat to six-year extension--VANCOUVER - The Vancouver Canucks signed restricted free agent Bo Horvat to a US$33-million, six-year contract extension Friday.The 22-year-old centre led the lowly Canucks with 52 points (20 goals, 32 assists)...
Cda-Equifax-Cyberattack-Update
MONTREAL - ---Canada's Privacy Commissioner has asked credit monitoring company Equifax to provide a full report on its large-scale security breach, including details on how Canadians were affected.The agency reached out to the company today after it...
Celebrity Birthdays for Sept. 10
Celebrity birthdays for Sept. 10--Celebrity Birthdays for Sept. 10:Actor Philip Baker Hall ("Bruce Almighty," ''The Insider") is 86.Actor Greg Mullavey ("Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman") is 84.Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld is 84.Jazz vibraphonist Roy Ayers...
Celebrity Birthdays for Sept. 11
Celebrity birthdays for Sept. 11--Celebrity Birthdays for Sept. 11:Actor Earl Holliman is 89.Comedian Tom Dreesen is 78.Movie director Brian De Palma is 77.Actress Lola Falana is 75.Drummer Mickey Hart of the Grateful Dead is 74.Guitarist Leo Kottke...
Celebrity Birthdays for Sept. 12
Celebrity birthdays for Sept. 12--Celebrity Birthdays for Sept. 12:Actor Freddie Jones is 90.Composer Harvey Schmidt ("The Fantasticks") is 88.Actor Ian Holm ("Lord of the Rings," ''Chariots of Fire") is 86.Canadian boxing champion George Chuvalo is...
Celebrity Birthdays for Sept. 13
Celebrity birthdays for Sept. 13--Celebrity Birthdays for Sept. 13:Composer Gabriel Charpentier is 92.Actress Barbara Bain (TV's "Mission: Impossible") is 86.Actress Eileen Fulton ("As The World Turns") is 84.Actor Joe E. Tata ("Beverly Hills, 90210,"...
Celebrity Birthdays for Sept. 14
Celebrity birthdays for Sept. 14--Celebrity Birthdays for Sept. 14:Actress Zoe Caldwell is 84.Actor Walter Koenig ("Star Trek") is 81.Basketball Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown is 77.Singer-actress Joey Heatherton is 73.Actor Sam Neill is 70.Singer John...
Celebrity Birthdays for Sept. 15
Celebrity birthdays for Sept. 15--Celebrity Birthdays for Sept. 15:Actor Forrest Compton ("Gomer Pyle USMC") is 92.Comedian Norm Crosby is 90.Actor Henry Darrow is 84.Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Gaylord Perry is 79.Opera singer Jessye Norman is 72.Actress...
Celebrity Great White Shark Signals He's Still off Nova Scotia Coast
Celebrity shark signals he's still off N.S.--HALIFAX - Hilton, a celebrity shark whose travels have captivated Nova Scotians, has extended his summer vacation off the province's coast.The 600-kilogram great white -- tagged by the research group Ocearch...
Child Psychiatrist Sentenced in Australia for Filming Boy in Edmonton Bathroom
No jail for man who filmed boys in bathrooms--PERTH, Australia - An Australian child psychiatrist has avoided jail for child pornography offences that took place around the globe, including a bathroom at West Edmonton Mall.News outlets in Australia report...
Conservatives Contemplate Quebec Byelection, Impact of NDP Leadership
Quebec, NDP factors for Tory strategy--WINNIPEG - Federal Conservatives emerged Friday from two days of meetings, upbeat about the task ahead of holding the Liberals to account and strengthening their own party.The work begins in earnest almost instantly...
Crews Struggle with Southeastern B.C. Wildfires as Conditions Ease Elsewhere
Wildfires flare in southeastern B.C.--CRANBROOK, B.C. - The unprecedented, aggressive behaviour of three blazes in southeastern British Columbia has forced firefighting crews to withdraw from the area, the BC Wildfire Service said on Friday.Fire information...
Defending Champion Val Sweeting Stays Unbeaten at Tour Challenge
Val Sweeting moves to 4-0 at Tour Challenge--REGINA - Defending champion Val Sweeting needed an extra end to remain undefeated and secure a spot in the playoffs at the Tour Challenge.The Edmonton skip scored a single in the ninth end to edge Scotland's...
Depth a Key for Vancouver as Whitecaps Begin Busy Stretch against Real Salt Lake
Depth a key for Whitecaps during busy stretch--Vancouver Whitecaps head coach Carl Robinson was miserable the last time his team played Real Salt Lake -- and not just because of the result."My feet were freezing on the sidelines," the Welshman said of...
Details about Ontario's Plan to Sell and Distribute Pot Once It's Legalized
Details about Ontario's plan to sell pot--TORONTO - The federal government has told provinces to devise their own systems for the sale, distribution and usage of marijuana when it becomes legal next summer. On Friday, Ontario outlined its plan. Here...
Details on Where the Provinces and Territories Stand on Looming Pot Legalization
Details on where the provinces stand on pot--With marijuana legalization looming next summer, Ontario has outlined its plan for the sale of weed. Here's what's happening in the rest of the country.-- Alberta held public consultations on legalization...
Donaldson to Sit, Campos Recalled by Blue Jays Ahead of Game with Tigers
Donaldson to sit, Campos recalled by Jays--TORONTO - Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson will sit out Toronto's game against the Detroit Tigers on Friday with an undisclosed illness.Donaldson is hitting .254 this season with 25 home runs and 64 runs...
Editorial Exchange: Assisted-Dying Debate Continues to Confound
Editorial Exchange: Assisted-dying debate continues to confound--An editorial from the Winnipeg Free Press, published Sept. 7:"We don't govern by polls; we govern by what we think is the right practical policy."That's what Manitoba Health Minister Kelvin...
Editorial Exchange: DACA Fallout Has People DREAMing of Canada
Editorial Exchange: DACA fallout has people DREAMing of Canada--An editorial from the Halifax Chronicle Herald, published Sept. 7:Another week, another political firestorm south of the border.On Tuesday, U.S. President Donald Trump's announcement his...
Editorial Exchange: DACA's Death Could Be Opportunity
Editorial Exchange: DACA's death could be opportunity--An editorial from the Winnipeg Free Press, published Sept. 8:The Trump administration doesn't want to be unkind to the 800,000 children and young adults it threatens to kick out of the country next...
Editorial Exchange: Doing Right by Whales
Editorial Exchange: Doing right by whales--An editorial from the Amherst News, published Sept. 8:Right whales are notoriously slow swimmers, averaging about six miles per hour at top speed. It takes a lot of effort to move a 50-foot, 70-ton body through...
Editorial Exchange: Getting Aid with Debt
Editorial Exchange: Getting aid with debt--An editorial from the Halifax Chronicle Herald, published Sept. 8:News that Atlantic Canadians -- compared to other Canadians -- remain light on savings and heavy on debt will likely surprise no one.Still, results...
Editorial Exchange: Is There More Than Meets the Eye on DACA?
Editorial Exchange: Is there more than meets the eye on DACA?--An editorial from the Hamilton Spectator, published Sept. 7:U.S. President Donald Trump is being widely thrashed for his decision to end the program that allows 800,000 people brought to...
Editorial Exchange: The Issues to Worry about at the Liberal Caucus Retreat
Editorial Exchange: The issues to worry about at the Liberal caucus retreat--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Sept. 6:One important test of the federal government's midterm caucus meeting in Kelowna this week will be whether the government...
Editorial Exchange: Tolerance for Illegal Protests Must Have Limits
Editorial Exchange: Tolerance for illegal protests must have limits--An editorial from the Hamilton Spectator, published Sept. 6:There is some comfort in knowing that Six Nations citizens played a significant role in solving the most recent Indigenous...
--Eighteenth NewsWatch-
---(Hurricane-Irma) (Audio: 156)Tens of thousands of Irma victims across the Caribbean are desperately fighting to find shelter or escape their storm-blasted islands altogether as another hurricane closes in.Hurricane Jose could add to their misery.The...
--Eighth NewsWatch-
---(StatCan-Jobs)The number of people who describe themselves as self-employed -- including unpaid workers in family businesses -- increased by 32-thousand, 700 last month.The latest numbers from Statistics Canada show August saw an increase of 22-thousand,...
--Eleventh NewsWatch-
---(US-Hurricane-Irma) (Audio: 115)The governor of Georgia is urging the nearly 540-thousand people who live along the state's east coast to leave the area ahead of hurricane Irma.Forecasts show the storm's centre could enter the state far inland after...
Energy-East-Delay
CALGARY - The Alberta government says it strongly supports construction of the proposed Energy East pipeline, even though Calgary-based TransCanada wants to temporarily suspend its application to build it.The energy company has sent a letter to the National...
Energy East Pause Puts Liberal Argument on Environment and Pipelines in Question
Energy East pause has political implications--OTTAWA - Federal government policies tying environmental impacts to regulatory approval of pipelines are sending investors fleeing for more certain ground, critics and pipeline proponents said Friday.The...
Equifax Data Hack Attracts Attention of Class-Action Lawyers and Privacy Watchdog
Few answers for Canadians in Equifax hack--MONTREAL - A large-scale security breach at credit monitoring company Equifax has already attracted the attention of Canadian class-action lawyers and the country's privacy commissioner as the fallout from the...
Eskimos Getting Healthy Just in Time for Rematch with Stampeders
Eskimos, Stampeders ready for rematch--EDMONTON - The walking wounded are returning, and the already-potent Edmonton Eskimos offence has added one more weapon to its arsenal.Four more players came off the team's lengthy injury list this week and with...
Exercise Rider Dies after Training Accident at Woodbine Racetrack
Exercise rider dies at Woodbine Racetrack--TORONTO - Darren Fortune, a longtime rider at Toronto's Woodbine Racetrack, was remembered Friday as a thoughtful, hard-working individual who had a passion for working with horses.Fortune died after a morning...
--Fifteenth NewsWatch-
---(Hurricane-Irma)The death toll from hurricane Irma has risen to 22 as the storm continues its heavy-fisted path through the Caribbean and towards the U-S.The operator of two nuclear power plants in Florida says the plants will be shut down well before...
--Fifth NewsWatch-
---(Hurricane-Irma)Dutch military forces are helping maintain order and distributing aid to the shattered former colony of St. Maarten.Prime Minister Mark Rutte says the first plane has landed at the airport in the capital, Philipsburg, and navy vessels...
--First NewsWatch-
---(LT-Mexico-Earthquake) (Audio: 009)A massive 8.1-magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of southern Mexico, killing at least five people.The quake toppled houses in Chiapas state, causing buildings to sway violently as far away as the country's distant...
Fix the Rail Line to Churchill Now or Sell It, Carr Tells Omnitrax
Feds threaten to force sale of Churchill rail--OTTAWA - The federal government laid down an ultimatum Friday to the U.S. company that owns the only rail line serving the isolated northern Manitoba town of Churchill: Fix it or sell it to someone who will.If...
--Fourteenth NewsWatch-
---(Hurricane-Irma)Florida's steady countdown to the arrival of hurricane Irma continues to tick forward one destructive second after another.Governor Rick Scott is warning that residents in South Florida only have hours left to evacuate.Irma has claimed...
--Fourth NewsWatch-
---(Hurricane-Irma) (Audio: 073)Hurricane Irma has weakened as it heads toward Florida, but remains a dangerous Category 4 storm.While some fluctuations in strength are expected over the next day or two, Irma will likely stay a Category 4 hurricane.Meantime,...
French-Born Defender Chris Mavinga Making Mark in Toronto FC Defence
Mavinga making mark in Toronto FC defence--TORONTO - Just 26, Chris Mavinga's soccer journey has already taken him from France to England, Belgium, Russia and now Canada.And after a bumpy debut, the French-born Congolese international has found a home...
Genetic-Based Tests Help Doctors Tailor Treatment for Kids with Brain Tumours
Genetics help tailor kids' brain tumour treatment--TORONTO - At eight years old, Julia Van Damme was like most other kids her age -- going to school, playing sports and goofing around with her younger sister and older brother. But a routine eye exam...
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 3 P.M. Friday, September 8
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...
Here's a Quick Glance at Unemployment Rates for August, by Canadian City
August unemployment rates, by Canadian city--OTTAWA - The national unemployment rate was 6.2 per cent in August. Statistics Canada also released seasonally adjusted, three-month moving average unemployment rates for major cities. It cautions, however,...
Impact Look for Road Win in New England after Dropping Two at Home
Impact seeking rare road win in New England--MONTREAL - There haven't been a lot of laughs on the road for the Montreal Impact this season. They need to change that soon if they hope to make the playoffs.After setbacks at home against Toronto FC and...
In-the-News
VANCOUVER - THRONE SPEECH PROMISES AFFORDABILITY, HOUSING, EDUCATION FUNDINGBritish Columbia's minority NDP government promised to make life more affordable as it outlined its goals in its first throne speech.The speech read by Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon...
Kelowna Fighter Sarah Moras Back in Action after Lengthy Injury Layoff from UFC
Moras back in action after lengthy layoff--When Canadian bantamweight Sarah (Cheesecake) Moras steps into the cage Saturday night at UFC 215, it will be 785 days since her last fight.Injuries have sidelined the 29-year-old from Kelowna, B.C. And in a...
Labour Market Posts Ninth-Straight Monthly Gain as Jobless Rate Dips to 6.2%
Canada adds jobs, unemployment rate dips--OTTAWA - The labour market expanded for a ninth-consecutive month to register its longest job-creating streak since before the financial crisis nine years ago, Statistics Canada said Friday.The increase of 22,200...
Lady Gaga Discusses Battles with Chronic Pain, Plans to 'Take a Rest'
Lady Gaga says she plans to 'take a rest'--TORONTO - Lady Gaga says she's planning to take a break from performing to focus on her health as she struggles to overcome chronic body pain."I'm going to take a rest, I don't know how long," the pop star said...
Lisee to Have Leadership Vote at Parti Quebecois Convention on Saturday
Leadership vote for Lisee at PQ meeting--MONTREAL - Jean-Francois Lisee's tenure as leader of the Parti Quebecois will be put to the test Saturday when members of the sovereigntist party hold a confidence vote on his stewardship. Lisee has steadfastly...
Man at Centre of Liberal Bribery Allegations Believed Party Jobs Were on Offer
Liberal bribery trial hears from key witness--SUDBURY, Ont. - The man at the centre of bribery allegations against two Ontario Liberals believed they were offering him opportunities within the party and not government appointments, court heard Friday.Pat...
Man Charged in Slaying of Store Clerk in Montreal Was Rebuffed by Victim: Crown
Montreal store clerk stabbed 14 times: Crown--MONTREAL - Less than a week after being rebuffed by a girl he'd asked out, the man on trial in her slaying returned to a Montreal big box store and fatally stabbed her 14 times in April 2016, the Crown argued...
Man Charged with Second-Degree Murder, Robbery in N.S. Businessman's Death
Man charged in N.S. businessman's murder--SYDNEY, N.S. - A 28-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder and robbery with violence in the death of a prominent Nova Scotia businessman.Jim Matthews -- co-founder of a financial planning business...
Media Diversity Initiative among B.C. Gender-Equality Projects to Get Cash
B.C. gender-equality groups get federal cash--VANCOUVER - A project to increase diversity in Vancouver's news media is among seven gender-equality initiatives in British Columbia that have received a total of $2.2 million in federal funding.The Multilingual...
MLB Politely Refuses Montreal's Offer to Host Games as Hurricane Irma Nears Florida
MLB declines Montreal's offer to host games--MONTREAL - A renewed Montreal offer to Major League Baseball to help out in the wake of hurricane Irma has been politely refused.A person with knowledge of the offer told The Canadian Press late Thursday the...
Most Actively Traded Companies on the TSX
Most actively traded companies on the TSX--Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (14,985.32, down 39.21 points):HudBay Minerals Inc. (TSX:HBM). Miner. Down $1.10, or 10.23 per cent, to $9.65...
National Audio 10:35 AM ET
National Audio 10:35 AM ET--NAT102 - (US-Equifax-Cyberattack) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-16s. Equifax says three company executives who sold stock just days after the company discovered a major security breach were not aware of the hack at the time....
National Audio 10:55 AM ET
National Audio 10:55 AM ET--NAT105 - (US-Equifax-Cyberattack) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-19s. Credit monitoring company Equifax says a breach exposed sensitive data from about 143-million Americans as well as an unspecified number of people in Canada...
National Audio 11:25 AM ET
National Audio 11:25 AM ET--NAT107 - (Colombia-Pope) (FOR PRODUCTION) BOGOTA, Columbia. x-13s. The former leader of Colombia's largest rebel group is asking Pope Francis for forgiveness for the pain he and his troops have caused during their long-running...
National Audio 2:05 PM ET
National Audio 2:05 PM ET--NAT127 - (Legislature-BC) VICTORIA. x-19s. B-C has a new Speaker of the legislature and he is a former Liberal M-L-A. The appointment breaks with parliamentary tradition and gives some breathing room to the New Democrat's razor-thin...
National Audio 2:35 AM ET
National Audio 2:35 AM ET--NAT001 - (Legislature-BC) UNDATED. x-31s. (Terri Theodore) In the months since British Columbia's May election, there has been political upheaval and backroom machinations but finally the New Democrat minority government launches...
National Audio 2:45 AM ET
National Audio 2:45 AM ET--NAT011 - (LT-Mexico-Earthquake) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) MEXICO CITY. x-09s. A massive 8.1-magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of southern Mexico, toppling houses in Chiapas state, causing buildings to sway violently as far...
National Audio 3:35 PM ET
National Audio 3:35 PM ET--NAT133 - (Legislature-BC) VICTORIA, B.C. x-18s. A former member of the Opposition Liberals has defied his party to become the new Speaker of the B-C legislature. Darryl Plecas was acclaimed to the role shortly after the Liberals...
National Audio 3:55 AM ET
National Audio 3:55 AM ET--NAT025 - (Business-Minute) TORONTO. x-59s. (Mike McDonald) The Canadian Press Morning Business Minute. (SOURCE:The Canadian Press) --NAT026 - (US-Hurricane-Irma) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. x-30s. (Alex Stone)...
National Audio 4:05 AM ET
National Audio 4:05 AM ET--NAT031 - (US-Trump-Russia-Probe) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) WASHINGTON. x-24s. Donald Trump Junior denies colluding with Russia during the 2016 U-S presidential race. The president's eldest son appeared in front of the Senate Judiciary...
National Audio 4:15 PM ET
National Audio 4:15 PM ET--NAT147 - (US-Threat-Level) WASHINGTON. x-35s. (Sagar Meghani) U-S officials say there's no credible terror threat against the U-S as the anniversary of the September 11th terror attacks approaches. (WAS) (SOURCE:The Associated...
National Audio 4:35 PM ET
National Audio 4:35 PM ET--NAT151 - (Hurricane-Irma) TAMPA, Fla. x-09s. A massive evacuation from Hurricane Irma has clogged Florida's major highways. But Florida Governor Rick Scott says officials have decided against reversing the direction of southbound...
National Audio 4:45 PM ET
National Audio 4:45 PM ET--NAT154 - (Sniper-Competition) CFB GAGETOWN, N.B. x-09s. Some of the best military and police snipers from around the world are gathered at Canadian Forces Base Gagetown for the next few days to hone their skills and compete...
National Audio 5:05 AM ET
National Audio 5:05 AM ET--NAT042 - (ENT-FILM-Prop-Auction) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-27s. A bunch of cool movie stuff could be yours, if you have deep pockets. A-B-C's Jason Nathanson explains. ("..later this month.") (opens with sound) (SOURCE:ABC)--NAT043...
National Audio 5:35 AM ET
National Audio 5:35 AM ET--NAT064 - (US-Travel-Ban) UNDATED. x-39s. (Jackie Quinn) A U-S federal appeals court has ruled against the Trump administration for limiting the relatives allowed under the president's travel ban. (WA) (SOURCE:The Associated...
National Audio 5:45 PM ET
National Audio 5:45 PM ET--NAT163 - (Hurricane-Jose) MIAMI. x-20s. Even as hundreds of thousands of people evacuate Florida ahead of hurricane Irma, the powerful hurricane Jose is following close behind. Forecaster David Zelinsky says Jose has gained...
National Audio 6:15 AM ET
National Audio 6:15 AM ET--NAT073 - (US-Hurricane-Irma) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. x-27s. (Alex Stone) Hurricane Irma is moving closer to Florida and warnings are up for people to leave. A-B-C's Alex Stone is in New Smyrna Beach. (opens...
National Audio 6:25 PM ET
National Audio 6:25 PM ET--NAT178 - (Legislature-BC) UNDATED. x-34s. Terri Theodore) British Columbia's fledgling N-D-P government has laid out its priorities in its speech from the throne to make life more affordable for residents. (WA) (SOURCE:The...
National Audio 7:15 AM ET
National Audio 7:15 AM ET--NAT080 - (US-Hurricane-Irma) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) MIAMI. x-06s. Hurricane Irma has weakened slightly to a Category 4 storm, with winds slowing to 250-kilometres per hour. Southern Florida's coasts remain under a Hurricane watch,...
National Audio 7:25 PM ET
National Audio 7:25 PM ET--NAT184 - (US-Hillary-Clinton-Book) NEW YORK. x-13s. Hillary Clinton is reliving her stunning defeat to Donald Trump in a new book. The former U-S presidential candidate lays out some of the factors she believes contributed...
N.B., Sask. Premiers, Alberta Minister Blast Regulator's Handling of Energy East
Alberta and New Brunswick critical of NEB--CALGARY - Canadian politicians whose jurisdictions could benefit from a proposed multibillion-dollar oil pipeline are accusing the country's energy regulator of creating uncertainty about the future of the proposed...
Newfoundland Students Get Bottled Water after Well near Cemetery Raises Concerns
School's well is close to graveyard--MOBILE, N.L. - Students in Newfoundland are drinking bottled water amid concerns about how close their high school's well is to an adjacent graveyard.They attend Mobile Central High School, about a 40-minute drive...
--Nineteenth NewsWatch-
---(Hurricane-Irma) (Audio: 188)Florida has now asked 5.6 million people to evacuate ahead of hurricane Irma.It's more than one quarter of the state's population.The massive evacuation has clogged major highways.Irma is a slightly weakened Category 4...
--Ninth NewsWatch-
---(Cda-Equifax-Cyberattack) (Audio: 105)Equifax says a data breach focusing on about 143-million people in the United States may also have given unauthorized access to limited personal information for certain Canadian and U-K residents.The credit monitoring...
Ontario Arrows Take First Step towards Becoming Pro Rugby Outfit
Ontario Arrows take first rugby step--While Rugby Canada continues its due diligence on pro rugby, an Ontario club is taking the first step up the North American ladder.The Ontario Arrows will make their debut Saturday in Colorado against the Glendale...
Ontario Cabinet Minister Brad Duguid Not Seeking Re-Election Next Year
Ontario cabinet minister not running again--TORONTO - Ontario's Economic Development Minister, Brad Duguid, won't be running again in the provincial election next year.The veteran politician said his decision has nothing to do with the polls, which have...
Ontario Government's Marijuana Monopoly Could Weed out Craft Growers
Ont. pot model could weed out craft growers--TORONTO - Ontario's plan to sell and distribute recreational pot exclusively through a network of government-operated stores could lock in the dominance of the country's large-scale licensed marijuana producers...
Ontario Unveils Plan to Sell Marijuana in LCBO Stores When Pot Is Legalized
Ontario breaks new ground with proposed pot rules--TORONTO - Ontario is the first province out of the gate with a detailed plan to sell and distribute recreational marijuana when Ottawa legalizes it next summer.The Liberal government announced Friday...
--Ontario Update-
---(Stat-Can-Jobs)Ontario was the only province to show a notable employment gain in August as Statistics Canada released its latest jobs report.It says employment rose in the province by 31-thousand jobs last month, which is the third increase in four...
--Ontario Update-
---(Ont-Byelection-Trial)Lawyers for two Ontario Liberals on trial in Sudbury on Election Act charges say the Crown's allegations wrongly use the term "candidate" interchangeably with "party nominee."The lawyers say only candidacy processes are governed...
Other Nobel Winners Failed to Persuade Suu Kyi to Speak Up for Rohingya in 2013
Suu Kyi rebuffed fellow Nobel laureates--OTTAWA - Aung San Suu Kyi rebuffed three fellow Nobel laureates who tried in a private meeting four years ago to persuade her to speak up for Myanmar's persecuted Muslim minority, The Canadian Press has learned.The...
Pot-Related Policing, Border Enforcement Efforts to Get $274M from Ottawa
Pot-related policing efforts to get $274M--OTTAWA - The Trudeau government has earmarked just over $274 million to support policing and border efforts associated with the plan to legalize recreational marijuana use.The government said Friday it is committing...
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