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Articles from September 13, 2017

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Allan MacEachen, Overseer of Social Reform and Skilled Politician, Dies at 96
Liberal stalwart Allan MacEachen dies at 96--Allan J. MacEachen, a driving force behind social policy changes under two prime ministers, has died at the age of the 96 after a lifetime saturated with politics and parliamentary manoeuvres.MacEachen was...
Alouettes Fire Head Coach Chapdelaine, Defence Co-Ordinator Thorpe
Alouettes fire coaches Chapdelaine, Thorpe--MONTREAL - For a third year in a row, the Montreal Alouettes have changed coaches in the middle of the season.With his team mired in a four-game losing streak, general manager Kavis Reed took over as head coach...
Anonymous Tip Led RCMP to Doorstep of Montreal Couple on Trial on Terror Charges
Montreal couple ready to answer jihad call: Crown--MONTREAL - An anonymous tip led the RCMP national security team to the doorstep of a young Montreal couple now on trial on terrorism-related charges, a jury heard Wednesday.The investigator who led the...
A Quick Look at How Calgary's Saddledome Stacks Up against Other NHL Rinks
A quick look at the Saddledome vs. other rinks--The Calgary Flames' arena situation is suddenly up in the air after team president Ken King announced this week the club is pulling out of talks with the city. King says the owners feel they can't make...
'A Really Good Aura:' Calgary Office Tower Dog Friendly to Attract Tenants
Calgary office tower going to the dogs--CALGARY - Man's best friend is moving on up -- to the 16th floor of a downtown Calgary office building.As the city continues to suffer from a severe economic downturn caused by low oil prices, real estate firms...
Atlantic Audio 1:05 PM AT
Atlantic Audio 1:05 PM AT--AT04 - (NB-Fluoride)FREDERICTON x-18s. Despite pleas from dentists to restore fluoride to the water supply in Moncton, New Brunswick, at least one city councillor says he'll vote against it when council meets to make a decision...
Atlantic Audio 12:55 PM AT
Atlantic Audio 12:55 PM AT--AT01 - (Mountie-Dead-Accident)FREDERICTON x-15s. A member of the Nova Scotia R-C-M-P is dead following a collision in southeastern New Brunswick. R-C-M-P Corporal Jullie Rogers-Marsh says the accident happened shortly after...
Atlantic Update
(Obit-Allan-MacEachen)Former Liberal cabinet ministers Allan MacEachen has died at the age of the 96.MacEachen was a long-serving Liberal M-P and senator from Nova Scotia who was a driving force behind many Canadian social programs,He was one of Canada's...
Atlantic Update
(Obit-Allan-MacEachen)Cape Breton-born Allan J. MacEachen is being remembered as one of Canada's most powerful cabinet ministers of the post-war era.MacEachen -- who died at the age of the 96 -- held a variety of posts, including a term as minister of...
BC Audio 3:35 PM ET
BC Audio 3:35 PM ET--BC04 - (ICBC-Privacy-Report)VICTORIA. x-22s. B-C's public auto insurer is doing a decent job protecting drivers' personal information, but there are some areas where improvement is needed. That's the latest from the province's information...
B.C. Crown Wants Four Years for Man Who Created Revenge Website against Ex-Wife
Crown wants 4 years for online harassment case--VANCOUVER - A man who launched a revenge website to humiliate and emotionally ruin his ex-wife shows no insight into his crime and must be sentenced to four years in prison, a Crown prosecutor has argued.Patrick...
B.C. Premier Says NDP's Campaign Finance Law Takes Aim at 'Big Influencer'
B.C. NDP campaign finance law due next week--VICTORIA - Premier John Horgan says his government will introduce a campaign finance reform law next week that takes big money out of politics with legislated limits on donations to political parties by unions,...
B.C. State of Emergency to Be Lifted as Wildfire Season Winds Down: Official
B.C. expected to lift state of emergency by Friday--CASTLEGAR, B.C. - An official says British Columbia's provincial state of emergency is expected to be lifted soon as the record-breaking wildfire season begins to wind down.Chris Duffy with Emergency...
--B-C Update-
------(BC-Campaign-Finance)Opposition Liberals say their private member's bill to amend B-C's Election Act is similar to a proposal they made in June, before they lost a confidence vote.The proposed law would ban unions and corporations from donating...
Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi Says Arena Talks with Flames Aren't Dead
Calgary mayor wants to revive arena talks--Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi says the city remains at the negotiating table for a new NHL arena even though the Flames have declared they've pulled out of talks.The NHL team is frustrated with "spectacularly...
Canada Short on Criteria for November Peacekeeping Summit in Vancouver
Will Canada ante up for peacekeeping summit?--OTTAWA - There are growing signs that Canada won't meet the criteria for attending a November peacekeeping summit in Vancouver, even though it is the host country.The price of admission is clear in leaked...
Canadian Doc Helps Bernie Sanders Make Biggest US Push for Universal Healthcare
Single-payer in U.S.: Sanders introduces bill--WASHINGTON - There's a stampede to share a stage with Bernie Sanders. Once again, the socialist senator has introduced a bill to bring Canadian-style, single-payer health care to the United States. Only...
Canadian Snowbirds Will Face Higher Insurance Costs Even If Unscathed by Irma
Irma expected to boost insurance costs--MONTREAL - Canadian snowbirds who were lucky enough to escape property damage from hurricane Irma will still face higher costs as insurance providers jack up premiums and condo associations levy special assessments,...
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,"...
Census 2016: Highlights from Latest Report on Canadian Income Levels
Census 2016: how much Canadians are earning--OTTAWA - Highlights from Statistics Canada's latest release Wednesday of census data, this one focused on Canadian income levels:-- The median total income of Canadian households reached $70,336 in 2015, a...
Census 2016: Prairies, Commodity Boom Drive Growth in National Incomes
Census: How Canadians try to make ends meet--OTTAWA - Carissa, a single mom on welfare six years ago, has a full-time job today and more money to show for it -- along with a number of other Canadians, suggest fresh census numbers released Wednesday that...
Census: Children Make Up One Quarter of 4.8 Million Canadians Living in Poverty
Census: 1.2 million children live in poverty--OTTAWA - Nikkie Edwards and her boyfriend make about $31,000 a year, a sum that leaves them below the poverty line as defined by Statistics Canada -- and in the company of another 4.8 million people, according...
CFL Eliminates Full Contact Padded Practices during Season to Reduce Injury Risk
CFL eliminates full-contact padded practices--TORONTO - CFL players can look forward to the elimination of padded practices during the regular season and the addition of more time for rest and recovery. The CFL and CFL Players' Association announced...
Chief Privacy Czar 'Pleased' with How B.C. Auto Insurer Protects Driver Privacy
Privacy auditor 'pleased' with B.C. auto insurer--VANCOUVER - British Columbia's public auto insurer is "for the most part" fulfilling its duty to protect drivers' personal information, but there is still room for improvement, the province's privacy...
Coderre Calls Amherst a 'Stain' and to Yank General's Name from Montreal Street
Montreal says goodbye to British general Amherst--MONTREAL - Jeffery Amherst, the British general who supported giving smallpox-laced blankets to Indigenous Peoples and whose military victories ended French rule in Canada, will no longer be honoured...
Deauville Listed as 5-2 Early Favourite for Woodbine Mile Turf Race
Deauville early favourite for Woodbine Mile--TORONTO - Mark Casse will attempt to achieve a rare double Saturday.Casse, Canada's top trainer the last six years, chases a second straight win in the $800,000 Woodbine Mile at Woodbine Racetrack with World...
Editorial Exchange: A Sensible Plan for Selling Pot
Editorial Exchange: A sensible plan for selling pot--An editorial from the Waterloo Region Record, published Sept. 12:On July 1 next year, a brand new MCBO store -- that's Marijuana Control Board of Ontario -- may open its doors for the first time in...
Editorial Exchange: Don't Let the World Pass Us by on Science
Editorial Exchange: Don't let the world pass us by on science--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Sept. 12:As University of Toronto students return amid the dying days of summer to their abstruse problems of quantum computing, prolix texts...
Editorial Exchange: Erratic Regulation of Energy East
Editorial Exchange: Erratic regulation of Energy East--An editorial from the Halifax Chronicle Herald, published Sept. 12:For those of us who hoped the proposed $15.7-billion Energy East project would finally join Atlantic Canada to the national pipeline...
Editorial Exchange: Time to Clear Smoke on Manitoba's Pot Plan
Editorial Exchange: Time to clear smoke on Manitoba's pot plan--An editorial from the Winnipeg Free Press, published Sept. 12:The reaction to last Friday's announcement of the Ontario government's plan for sales and regulation of legalized cannabis was,...
Editorial Exchange: Weed and Legal Limbo
Editorial Exchange: Weed and legal limbo--An editorial from the Amherst News, published Sept. 12:There's a distinct lack of clarity at this point about how a full-fledged marijuana sales and distribution apparatus is going to spring to life across the...
--Eighteenth NewsWatch-
---(Trudeau-Cabinet-Retreat) (Audio:P05)When parliament returns for its fall sitting, the Trudeau government can expect to face hot debate from the opposition on a number of issues.While speaking at the wrap-up of his two-day cabinet retreat in St. John's...
--Eighth NewsWatch-
---(Census-Income-Main) (Audio: 60)The latest numbers from the 2016 census suggest Canadians are a little more flush with cash than they were in 2005.Statistics Canada reports the median total income of Canadian households reached 70-thousand, 336-dollars...
Eight Stories in the News for Today, Sept. 13
Eight stories in the news for today, Sept. 13--Eight stories in the news for Wednesday, Sept. 13------MORE CENSUS DATA OUT TODAYStatistics Canada will offer a detailed look today at the size of the gap between the country's top income earners and those...
--Eleventh NewsWatch-
---(Trudeau-Peacekeeping) (Audio: 80)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is defending a lack of action a couple of years after the Liberals said Canada would embark on new peacekeeping missions.Speaking after a cabinet retreat in St. John's, Trudeau said Canada...
Entertainment News as of 3 P.M. Wednesday, September 13
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Equifax Hack Likely Affected Only Canadians with Dealings in U.S
Equifax hack fallout limited for Canadians--TORONTO - Equifax Canada's customer service agents are telling callers that only Canadians who have had dealings in the United States are likely to be affected by the massive hack announced last week.The credit...
'Exceptionally Serious:' Report Says Half of Canadian Wildlife Declining
Half of Canadian wildlife species declining: report--An extensive survey of 903 species of Canadian birds, fish, mammals, reptiles and amphibians over more than four decades has found that half of them are in serious population decline.Declining species...
--Fifteenth NewsWatch-
---(Trudeau-Cabinet-Retreat) (Audio: P05)Canadians looking forward to enjoying legal marijuana don't have to worry about a change in the government's timetable for legalization, despite calls by police and some provinces to postpone the roll out.Prime...
--Fifth NewsWatch-
---(WEA-Fall-Outlook)One of Canada's most high-profile forecasters is projecting comparatively mild temperatures and dry conditions for much of Canada this coming fall.The Weather Network says temperatures are expected to be near or above seasonal norms...
--First NewsWatch-
---(Hurricane-Irma-Federal)Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says governments can always do better and they will listen to feedback from the people directly affected by hurricane Irma.During a break from a federal cabinet meeting in St. John's...
Former Federal Liberal Cabinet Minister Allan MacEachen Dies at Age 96
Liberal stalwart Allan MacEachen dies at 96--OTTAWA - Allan MacEachen, a long-serving Liberal MP and senator from Nova Scotia who was a driving force behind many Canadian social programs, has died at the age of the 96.The news was announced on Twitter...
--Fourteenth NewsWatch-
---(Trudeau-Cabinet-Retreat) (Audio: P07)The Prime Minister's Christmas family get-a-way cost even more than initially reported.The new number stems from a final total of 215-thousand dollars billed by the R-C-M-P for protection detail.Speaking with...
--Fourth NewsWatch-
---(Fall-Outlook) (Audio: 001)After a less than ideal summer for many Canadians, the Weather Network's chief meteorologist says things are looking better, with most of Canada expected to have a relatively mild and dry fall.Chris Scott says temperatures...
Gausman Sharp over Seven Innings as Orioles Top Blue Jays to Snap Losing Streak
Gausman sharp as Orioles top Blue Jays--TORONTO - Blue Jays manager John Gibbons couldn't have envisioned that the first pitch of Wednesday's game would be the difference maker in Toronto's 2-1 loss to the Baltimore Orioles.Adam Jones doubled in Tim...
Genuine Partnerships Still Needed on 10th Anniversary of Indigenous Declaration
UN declaration marks 10th anniversary--VANCOUVER - First Nations in British Columbia are marking the tenth anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples saying they are optimistic but still awaiting...
Giovinco, Altidore to Skip Toronto FC's West Coast Trip to Heal Up
Giovinco, Altidore to skip West Coast trip--Toronto FC's depth will be tested again this week as the Major League Soccer leader heads to Los Angeles without star strikers Sebastian Giovinco and Jozy Altidore for Saturday's game with the Galaxy.Coach...
Giovinco, Villa Top MLS 'FIFA 18' Ratings but Edwards Says He Is the One to Beat
Giovinco, Villa top MLS 'FIFA 18' ratings--Toronto FC wingback Raheem Edwards is not short on confidence, whether it be on the soccer field or in front of a video game console.Asked who's best on the MLS team at playing EA Sports "FIFA" soccer game,...
Healthy Evacuees Can Return to Home on Saskatchewan First Nation; Smoke Remains
Evacuation lifted for Pelican Narrows--PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. - A Saskatchewan First Nation lifted an evacuation order Wednesday, allowing some people to return to their homes that had been threatened by forest fires.Chief Peter Beatty of the Peter Ballantyne...
How Gamification Can Boost Student Success
How gamification can boost student success--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:...
Imam Says He Was Told School Tragedy in Saskatoon Happened in Seconds
Imam says school tragedy happened quickly--SASKATOON - An imam who was called to a Saskatoon school after a kindergarten student died says the Muslim boy's attendant told him the tragedy happened in seconds.Ilyas Sidyot, the imam of the Islamic Association...
Judge's Order That Ontario Pay More to Two Court-Appointed Lawyers Overturned
Ontario off hook for higher 'amicus' pay--TORONTO - An Ontario justice overstepped his authority when he ordered the attorney general to pay two lawyers the rates they wanted for helping out in a case involving a brutal child-custody dispute, the province's...
Justin Trudeau Will Lead Delegation to UN General Assembly Opening Next Week
PM to lead delegation to UN next week--OTTAWA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will address the United Nations General Assembly in New York next week, underscoring Canada's commitment to multilateralism as it vies for a coveted seat on the Security Council.He...
Manitobans Must Pay Health Premiums or Face Cuts to Services: Premier
Manitoba government eyes health premiums--WINNIPEG - Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister says people have a choice: Start paying health-care premiums like residents in some other jurisdictions or prepare to see services cut."We're asking Manitobans what...
Man Who Wounded Alberta Toddler in Drive-By Shooting Getting out of Jail
Man who shot Alberta toddler getting out of jail--EDMONTON - A gang member who shot a toddler on a central Alberta reserve is to be released from jail when his sentence expires later this month.Christopher Crane was convicted for a drive-by shooting...
Margaret Atwood on Growing Prominence in Trump Era
Margaret Atwood on her growing prominence in Trump era--TORONTO - Margaret Atwood isn't celebrating the idea that the election of U.S. President Donald Trump has added a new level of resonance to her work.The Canadian literary star is at the Toronto...
Maritime Ports Hosting Hurricane-Diverted Cruise Ship Passengers
Maritimes hosting Irma-diverted travellers--HALIFAX - Ports around the Maritimes have been welcoming thousands of unexpected travellers due to hurricane Irma.Two cruise ships were diverting to Port Saint John in New Brunswick -- one Wednesday and another...
Military Says Investigation Will Determine Cause of Grass Fire on CFB Suffield
Military says grass fire will be reviewed--CFB SUFFIELD, Alta. - The military says it is investigating whether soldiers who were training sparked a grass fire in southeastern Alberta that torched a ranch, forced an evacuation and burned more than 160...
Moncton Council to Decide on Whether to Restore Water Fluoridation
Moncton to decide on water fluoridation--MONCTON, N.B. - Despite pleas from dentists to restore fluoride to the water supply in Moncton, N.B., at least one city councillor says he'll vote against it when council meets to make a decision next week.Moncton...
National Audio 12:15 PM ET
National Audio 12:15 PM ET--NAT071 - (Mountie-Dead-Accident) FREDERICTON x-15s. A member of the Nova Scotia R-C-M-P is dead following a collision in southeastern New Brunswick. R-C-M-P Corporal Jullie Rogers-Marsh says the accident happened shortly after...
National Audio 12:45 PM ET
National Audio 12:45 PM ET--NAT078 - (Alta-Wildfire) LETHBRIDGE, Alta. x-12s. Members of a southern Alberta ranching family are leaning on each other for support after a wildfire consumed most of the property. Sierra Garner's grandparents own Rocking...
National Audio 2:45 AM ET
National Audio 2:45 AM ET--NAT002 - (NB-Fluoride) FREDERICTON. x-18s. Despite pleas from dentists to restore fluoride to the water supply in Moncton, New Brunswick, at least one city councillor says he'll vote against it when council meets to make a...
National Audio 3:35 PM ET
National Audio 3:35 PM ET--NAT093 - (ENT-Italy-Bocelli-Robot) (FOR PRODUCTION) PISA, Italy. x-31s. Tenor Andrea Bocelli has brought down the house at Pisa's Teatro Verdi by performing with an unusual conductor -- a robot. The white, two-armed YuMi robot,...
National Audio 4:15 PM ET
National Audio 4:15 PM ET--NAT098 - (Mountie-Dead-Accident) AMHERST, N.S. x-21s. A Nova Scotia Mountie is dead after being struck by a utility van while helping motorists change a flat tire in New Brunswick. Constable Francis Deschenes (duh-shane) was...
National Audio 4:45 AM ET
National Audio 4:45 AM ET--NAT020 - (ENT-FILM-Star-Wars) UNDATED. x-37s. (Oscar Wells Gabriel) Lucasfilm is turning to the filmmaker who helped resurrect the "Star Wars" franchise to wrap up the series. (opens with music) (SOURCE:The Associated Press)--NAT021...
National Audio 5:45 AM ET
National Audio 5:45 AM ET--NAT032 - (US-Hurricane-Irma) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) TAMPA, Florida. x-29s. (Alex Stone) A tragic scene in Orange County, Florida shows the danger of running a generator in areas where there is no power in wake of hurricane Irma....
National Audio 6:25 AM ET
National Audio 6:25 AM ET--NAT037 - (US-Princess-Diana-Auction) UNDATED. x-32s. (Jackie Quinn) There are only hours left for an online auction featuring dozens of items that were owned by the late Princess Diana. (SOURCE:The Associated Press)--NAT038...
National Audio 6:25 PM ET
National Audio 6:25 PM ET--NAT132 - (Wildfires-BC) CASTLEGAR, B.C. x-14s. Wildfire season is winding down in B-C, where more than 12-hundred fires have scorched about 11-thousand 700 square kilometres of land. Kevin Skrepnek with the B-C Wildfire Service...
National Audio 6:55 PM ET
National Audio 6:55 PM ET--NAT138 - (US-School-Lockdown-Washington) ROCKFORD, Wash. x-09s. Police say one student was killed and three others injured when a shooter opened fire at a high school in a tiny town in Washington state. One child died at Freeman...
National Audio 7:45 PM ET
National Audio 7:45 PM ET--NAT143 - (Alta-Wildfire) SASKATOON. x-09s. Members of a southern Alberta ranching family are vowing to rebuild after a wildfire swept through the property just outside Waterton Lakes National Park. Jim and Angel Garner bought...
--Nineteenth NewsWatch-
---(Trudeau-Cabinet-Retreat) (Audio:P04)As the Trudeau government gets set to kick off its fall session of Parliament, the prime minister spent the last two days going over strategy at a cabinet retreat in St. John's.Justin Trudeau spoke with the media...
--Ninth NewsWatch-
---(Census-Income-Poverty) (Audio: p02)New figures from Statistics Canada show almost five million Canadians are living in poverty -- including 1.2 million children under age 18.The numbers are from the 2016 census.The agency defines the so-called low-income...
Northern Ireland Enters Fight to Defend Bombardier in Dispute with Boeing
Northern Ireland jumps into Bombardier fight--MONTREAL - The United Kingdom is allying itself with Canada in the fight to persuade U.S. aircraft manufacturer Boeing to abandon its complaint against Bombardier regarding the CSeries.Days after a phone...
Northlands Coliseum, the House Gretzky Built in Edmonton, Is Closing Its Doors
House that Gretzky built closing its doors--EDMONTON - The house that Gretzky built is closing its doors.Edmonton city councillors unanimously approved a plan Wednesday to shutter Northlands Coliseum on Jan. 1, 2018.Councillors say it's the best decision...
'Not a Lot Left:' Ranch near Waterton Ravaged by Southern Alberta Wildfire
Ranch near Waterton burned down by wildfire--WATERTON, Alta. - Members of a southern Alberta ranching family say they will rebuild after a wildfire swept through their property just outside Waterton Lakes National Park."We'll get everything back up and...
Nova Scotia Mountie Killed after Stopping to Change Motorists' Tire in N.B
RCMP officer killed in N.B. car accident--MEMRAMCOOK, N.B. - A Nova Scotia Mountie who worked to educate the public about the need to slow down when driving past emergency vehicles was killed after being struck while helping motorists change a flat tire.Const....
Ontario Premier Denies in Court That She Offered NDP MP a Job in Her Cabinet
Ontario premier testifies in bribery trial--SUDBURY, Ont. - Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne denied in court Wednesday that she promised a New Democrat MP a cabinet position to get him to leave his party and run for the provincial Liberals.The premier...
Ontario Premier Tells Opposition Leader to Retract Comments or Face Legal Action
Apologize or face lawsuit, Wynne tells Brown--TORONTO - Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne has asked the leader of the Opposition to retract comments he made about her or face legal action.The premier's lawyers wrote a letter to Patrick Brown on Wednesday,...
Ontario's Third Cap-an-Trade Auction Sells; Brings in $526M
Ontario's 3rd cap-an-trade auction sells out--TORONTO - Ontario's third cap-and-trade auction has sold out of all allowances. The September auction follows two similarly successful efforts in March and June, all of which are aimed at lowering greenhouse...
--Ontario Update-
---(Ont-Byelection-Trial)Premier Kathleen Wynne has denied in court that she promised a New Democrat M-P a cabinet position to get him to leave his party and run for the Ontario Liberals.Wynne testified as a witness in the trial of two Liberals facing...
--Ontario Update-
---(Ont-Byelection-Trial)Premier Kathleen Wynne will take the stand in a Sudbury courtroom today as she testifies in a bribery trial involving a former top adviser and a Liberal fundraiser.Both Pat Sorbara and Gerry Lougheed have pleaded not guilty to...
Ottawa Urged to Hold Huge Public Education Campaign about Pot's Risks for Youth
Feds urged to educate about pot's risks--OTTAWA - Youth health experts are warning the federal government that its push to legalize recreational cannabis should be accompanied by extensive public-education and prevention campaigns that spell out the...
Parliament Audio 3:45 PM ET
Parliament Audio 3:45 PM ET--P08 - (Trudeau-Cabinet-Retreat) (EXTENDED) ST. JOHN'S. x-33s. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is making no apologies for the delay in deciding where to send Canadian peacekeepers. His government is still considering where best...
Photo Advisory Addition
Photo advisory addition--The Canadian Press photo advisory addition for Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. Entries with an estimated photo transmission time (EST) are staffed by The Canadian Press or Associated Press photojournalists. ADDITION MONTREAL--Montreal...
Prairie Audio 10:20 AM MT
Prairie Audio 10:20 AM MT----PR03 - (Alta-Wildfire)LETHBRIDGE, Alta. x-12s. Members of a southern Alberta ranching family are leaning on each other for support after a wildfire consumed most of the property. Sierra Garner's grandparents own Rocking Horse...
Prairie Audio 5:30 PM MT
Prairie Audio 5:30 PM MT----PR19 - (Grass-Fire-Explosion)CANADIAN FORCES BASE SUFFIELD, Alberta. x-18s. The military says an investigation will determine whether soldiers on a training base sparked a grass fire in southeastern Alberta that torched a...
--Prairie Update-
(Mba-Support-Staff)Hundreds of support staff at three Winnipeg hospitals are getting their deletion notices.The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority says 700 health care aides, clerks and other workers at St. Bonifcae Grace and Victoria hospitals are affected.Unions...
--Prairie Update-
---(Mba-Health-Tax)Manitoba's premier says people in the province must decide whether they want to start paying health-care premiums or face service cuts.Brian Pallister says his government will consult with the public about what to do, but says reduced...
Prep-Agriculture-Report
(Florida-Fruit)Florida fruit growers have just barely begun to assess the damage Hurricane Irma wrought on the state's citrus, sugar cane and vegetable crops but they expect it will be significant.With power and communications still out across much of...
Prep-LifeWatch
---(Concussions-Youth)As concern over concussion in youth sports intensifies, many have looked to what coaches can do during practice to limit potentially harmful hits.Now, a small study shows that some common drills tend to expose young players to intense...
Questions over Safety, Supervision after Kindergartner Dies in Saskatoon
Kindergartner's death raises safety questions--SASKATOON - Saskatchewan's education minister says school divisions should review safety measures at schools that are close to ponds after a kindergarten student died in Saskatoon.But Bronwyn Eyre said it's...
Referendum on Ditching Time Change Would Cost Alberta Millions: Committee
Vote on ditching time change would cost millions--EDMONTON - As Albertans ardently debate whether to keep changing their clocks, the government estimates that a referendum on a bill about ending the twice-yearly time change would cost millions.NDP legislature...
Report Questions the Need to Build New Pipelines from the Oilsands
Report questions need for new pipelines--TORONTO - A new report by the Centre for International Governance Innovation is questioning the need for new pipelines to carry oilsands production to tidewater for export.Jeff Rubin, a senior fellow at the centre...
Scores and Schedule
Scores and Schedule--Tuesday's GamesMLBAmerican LeagueKansas City 4 Chicago White Sox 3Toronto 3 Baltimore 2Boston 11 Oakland 1Cleveland 2 Detroit 0Tampa Bay 2 N.Y. Yankees 1Seattle 10 Texas 3Houston 1 L.A. Angels 0National LeagueAtlanta 8 Washington...
--Second NewsWatch-
---(Hurricane-Irma-Federal)Some federal ministers broke from a cabinet meeting in St. John's yesterday to answer continuing criticism about efforts to help Canadians trapped in the Caribbean by hurricane Irma.International Development Minister Marie-Claude...
Segregation Sometimes Necessary to Keep 'Dangerous' Prisons Safe, Court Told
Needed prison-segregation law 'constitutional'--TORONTO - No proof exists that solitary confinement will necessarily hurt an inmate's mental health, while international law sets no definitive limits on the length of segregation, a federal government...
Sentencing Hearing Underway in Death of British Man in Southern Alberta
Sentencing underway in death of British man--CALGARY - A sentencing hearing for a Calgary driver convicted of killing a British man is underway and the court has heard victim impact statements from the man's family, who travelled from Britain to deliver...
--Seventeenth NewsWatch-
---(Trudeau-Cabinet-Retreat) (Audio:P07)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was forced to look back on miscues while playing defence on a range of issues as he wrapped up a two-day cabinet retreat in St. John's.One issue that flamed up today was Trudeau's...
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