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2017 Canadian Football League Performers of the Week/Month
2017 Canadian Football League Performers of the Week/Month--Performers of the week and month for the 2017 season as announced by the Canadian Football League:PERFORMERS OF THE WEEKWeek 121. Maurice Leggett, DB, Winnipeg Blue Bombers; 2. Brandon Zylstra,...
2017 Major League Baseball's Players of the Week List
2017 MLB Players of the Week List--Players of the week for the 2017 season as announced Monday by Major League Baseball:AMERICAN LEAGUESept. 11 _ Eric Hosmer, 1B, Kansas City RoyalsSept. 4 _ Jose Ramirez, 3B, ClevelandAug. 28 _ Byron Buxton, CF, Minnesota...
ADVISORY-Prairie Calendar
Good Morning! The early editor for the Prairie region at The Canadian Press Edmonton is Ken Trimble. Your queries and contributions are welcome. Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba stations call 780-428-6107 and press zero to reach the newsroom. Edmonton's...
Aerospace Battle Becomes International Dog Fight with Addition of British
Aerospace battle escalates as U.K. involved--OTTAWA - New details are emerging about the high-level, backroom wrangling around Boeing Co.'s dispute with Bombardier, which is quickly becoming an international dog fight.The Trudeau government revealed...
Andrew Garfield Says TIFF Drama 'Breathe' Inspires 'More Laughter Than Crying'
Lots of laughs in polio drama 'Breathe': Garfield--TORONTO - Oscar-nominee Andrew Garfield says he laughed and cried when he read the script for his latest film, "Breathe," about a man afflicted with polio who is given three months to live.Garfield stars...
Athletes on Their Toes to Help Open New Studios for Les Grands Ballets Canadiens
Athletes on their toes for studio opening--MONTREAL - Some well-known sports personalities were kept on their toes Tuesday to help open new studios for Les Grands Ballets Canadiens. Patrice Bernier of soccer's Montreal Impact joined a number of athletes...
--Atlantic Update-
---(Federal-Cabinet-Retreat)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his inner circle are in St. John's, Newfoundland for their annual cabinet retreat today and tomorrow.Canada's relationship with the United States and the Trump administration are expected...
--Atlantic Update-
(Federal-Cabinet-Retreat)Newfoundland and Labrador's Liberal premier is raising concerns about Ottawa's plan to end what it calls an unfair tax advantage for some wealthy small business owners.Dwight Ball says he's worried there could be "unintended...
Australian Cattle Dog Enters Race for Mayor's Office in St. John's, N.L
Dog running for mayor in St. John's, N.L.--ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - A celebrity candidate has entered the mayoral race in St. John's, N.L. -- one with fur and four legs.Finn, a five-year-old Australian cattle dog, is featured in a tongue-in-cheek, campaign-style...
Baby Raccoon Badly Burned Last Month Dies, Police Searching for Suspects
Severely burned raccoon dies; police have no suspect--A baby raccoon that was allegedly lit on fire and left in an Ontario park last month has died.The months-old animal, dubbed Phoenix Rose, died unexpectedly last Thursday after a near-miraculous recovery,...
BCBudget-Highlights
VICTORIA - Here are some highlights of the British Columbia's minority NDP government budget update. A full budget is to be tabled in February.----- Carbon tax rate increased by five-dollars a tonne on April 1, 2018, as climate action tax credit increased...
B.C. City Opts for Outreach over Enforcement to Settle Decades-Long Signage Spat
B.C. city hopes policy fixes signage spat--RICHMOND, B.C. - Some councillors of a Vancouver-area city with a large Chinese population say they hope formalizing a policy of education and outreach will put to rest a divisive, decades-long dispute over...
B.C. Man Who Created Revenge Website Targeting Ex-Wife Says He Was Provoked
Man who created revenge site says he was provoked--VANCOUVER - A British Columbia man convicted of criminally harassing his ex-wife says he created a revenge website to destroy her reputation because she insulted him in emails and had him deported without...
--B-C Update-
------(BC-Budget)British Columbia's finance minister says universal daycare and a comprehensive housing strategy will be the main anchors of her budget in February.Carole James say the big-ticket election promises were not mentioned in yesterday's budget...
Blind Goat Stolen from Central Alberta Animal Sanctuary; Reward Offered
Blind goat stolen from animal sanctuary--WETASKIWIN, Alta. - An animal sanctuary south of Edmonton is offering a $10,000 no-questions-asked reward for the return of a blind goat named Daisy.Melissa Foley, founder of the Farm Animal Rescue and Rehoming...
Blue Jays Reinstate Catcher Russell Martin from 10-Day Disabled List
Blue Jays reinstate Martin from disabled list--TORONTO - The Toronto Blue Jays reinstated catcher Russell Martin from the disabled list on Tuesday ahead of their game against the Baltimore Orioles.Martin hasn't played since Aug. 11 when he injured his...
Bombardier Says NAFTA Talks Not Factor into Relocation of Q400 Work
NAFTA not a factor in Q400 relocation--MIRABEL, Que. - Bombardier Inc. will not factor the fraught NAFTA renegotiations into a decision on whether to shift component work on its Q400 plane from Toronto to Mexico or another lower-cost region, the Canadian...
Calgary Flames Pull out of Arena Negotiations during Civic Election Campaign
Flames pull out of arena negotiations--CALGARY - The Calgary Flames say they're pulling out of talks with the city for a new arena as a civic election campaign heats up.Team president Ken King said Flames owners believe they can't make a deal because...
Canadian Producer Erika Olde, 25, on Making Her Hollywood Dreams Come True
Canadian producer Erika Olde, 25, chases Hollywood dream--TORONTO - It's not easy to break into Hollywood as a relative outsider, but emerging producer Erika Olde says it can be done. And the 25-year-old's career is proof.The rising Canadian filmmaker...
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...
Clinton's Catharsis: Book Lays Blame in Multiple Places for Defeat to Trump
Clinton book lays blame for loss to Trump--WASHINGTON - It's inauguration day and the loser of the last U.S. presidential election is daydreaming about being anywhere but here -- she's imagining vacationing on a beach, speaking with past election losers,...
'Come from Away' Attitude Lingers in Nova Scotia, Newcomers' Agency Head Says
'Come from away' attitude lingers in N.S.--HALIFAX - Nova Scotia must jettison its "come from away" attitude that views immigrants as outsiders if it wants to attract newcomers to grow the province's population and economy, the head of a Halifax immigrant-settlement...
Coyote in Her Grille: Animal Gets Stuck in Front of Car That Hit It on Highway
This coyote wily enough to avoid injury--AIRDRIE, Alta. - An Alberta woman says she was shocked when she found a coyote she thought she'd struck and killed on the highway stuck in the grille of her car.Georgie Knox was driving to work in Calgary from...
Daniel Nestor Shares Memories of Young Denis Shapovalov Ahead of Davis Cup Event
Nestor, Shapovalov prep for Davis Cup--EDMONTON - Canadian teenage tennis wunderkind Denis Shapovalov remembers growing up watching doubles legend Daniel Nestor play -- but the ageless Nestor says it was Shapovalov who left the unforgettable impression."I...
--Eighteenth NewsWatch-
---(Hurricane-Irma-Federal)Canada's international development minister admits Ottawa could have better handled the situation surrounding Canadians stranded on Caribbean islands devastated by hurricane Irma.But Marie-Claude Bibeau says those Canadians...
Entertainment News as of 3 P.M. Tuesday, September 12
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...
Fear and Loathing on the Tax Change Trail: Premier Warns of Unintended Impacts
Premier warns of tax change consequences--ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Dwight Ball had a message Tuesday for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet: plans to end what the federal government calls unfair tax advantages for...
--Fifteenth NewsWatch-
---(Hurricane-Irma-Federal)The federal government wants to learn lessons from its efforts to evacuate Canadians from the hurricane-ravaged Caribbean -- but stopped short today of apologizing to complaining travellers over how it handled the disaster.International...
Film Documents Tiny Coastal N.S. Village's Relentless Battle with Ottawa
Film documents village's battle with Ottawa--HALIFAX - They feared being swallowed by ocean, but the 78 residents of Gabarus, N.S., never waved a white flag before the federal government.For decades, a seawall made of timber and rock protected the tiny...
Financial Watchdog Warns 50,000 People Could Lose Jobs Due to Minimum Wage Hike
Minimum wage hike could hurt jobs: FAO--TORONTO - More than 50,000 people could lose their jobs if the Ontario government goes ahead with its plan to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2019, the province's financial watchdog said Tuesday in a report...
Fire Crews Fend off Flames in Waterton Lakes National Park, Townsite Safe for Now
Fire crews fend off flames in southwestern Alberta--WATERTON, Alta. - Fire crews halted the spread of a wildfire into the Waterton Lakes National Park townsite on Tuesday, but they were not able to save the visitor's centre or stop the flames from spreading...
Five Simple Ways to Improve Canadian Health Care
Five simple ways to improve Canadian health care--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...
Five Stories in the News for Today, Sept. 12
Five stories in the news for today, Sept. 12--Five stories in the news for Tuesday, Sept. 12------PM TRUDEAU AND HIS CABINET PLOT COURSE FOR FALL SESSIONPrime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet have gathered in St. John's, N.L., to spend today and...
Former Linebacker O'Shea Honoured to Be Headed to Canadian Football Hall of Fame
O'Shea won't wing Hall of Fame speech--Mike O'Shea would have rather been preparing for a game Tuesday than talking about himself.But with his Winnipeg Blue Bombers on a bye week and the Canadian Football Hall of Fame poised to welcome him later this...
--Fourteenth NewsWatch-
---(Hurricane-Irma-Federal) (Audio: P07)A number of Ministers took time out of a federal cabinet meeting in St. John's to answer continuing criticism about efforts to repatriate Canadians trapped in the Caribbean by hurricane Irma.Foreign Affairs Minister...
Fraud Trial of Ex-Deputy Quebec Premier Normandeau Likely to Begin in Early 2018
Normandeau trial expected to begin in early 2018--QUEBEC - The fraud-related trial of ex-deputy Quebec premier Nathalie Normandeau and five co-accused will likely be held in early 2018 and last at least four months, the Crown said Tuesday.Prosecutor...
Green Factor Explains Disappearance of Big-Ticket Promises in B.C. Budget: James
Green factor plays part in B.C. budget--VICTORIA - British Columbia's three-member Green party was a factor behind the absence of big-ticket election promises in the minority NDP government's first budget update, Finance Minister Carole James says.James...
Home Capital Shareholders Vote 'No' on Second Tranche for Buffett Investment
HCG shareholders nix second Buffett tranche--TORONTO - Shareholders of Home Capital Group Inc. (TSX:HCG) overwhelmingly voted against Warren Buffett upping his stake in the mortgage lender, with some citing a fear of losing control of a Canadian firm...
Hurricane-Irma-Federal
---The federal government wants to learn lessons from its efforts to evacuate Canadians from the hurricane-ravaged Caribbean.But it stopped short today of apologizing to complaining travellers over how it handled the disaster.Foreign Affairs Minister...
Jagmeet Singh's Spotlight Gets Brighter Ahead of NDP Leadership Vote
Jagmeet Singh's spotlight gets brighter--OTTAWA - Jagmeet Singh is no stranger to thinking on his feet -- or to racism.Now considered a top contender in the race to replace federal New Democratic Party Leader Tom Mulcair, Singh was a law student when...
James Franco on First Seeing 'The Room' in B.C. before Making 'Disaster Artist'
James Franco on first seeing 'The Room' in B.C.--TORONTO - The path to James Franco's new film "The Disaster Artist" partly began in Vancouver.The Oscar-nominated performer directed and stars in the comedy as real-life eccentric filmmaker Tommy Wiseau.Cameras...
Jury Selection Complete at Terrorism-Related Trial for Two Young Quebecers
Jurors selected at terror-related trial--MONTREAL - Fourteen jurors were selected Tuesday at the terrorism-related trial of two young adults, with particular attention in the vetting process paid to race and religion.El Mahdi Jamali, 20, and Sabrine...
Liberals Seek to Close Loopholes in Recent Fundraising Law
Liberals close loopholes in fundraising law--TORONTO - Ontario's Liberal government is taking steps to close loopholes in its relatively new political fundraising rules.The law, which came into effect this year, bans corporate and union donations, lowers...
Linebacker Alex Singleton an Impact Player in Calgary Stampeders Secondary
Singleton a force in Stampeders secondary--CALGARY - A torrid pace in tackles combined with long hair erupting from his helmet in post-play celebration poses, Alex Singleton is having a CFL season that commands attention.The Calgary Stampeders middle...
Lions Quarterback Travis Lulay to Miss Rest of CFL Season Due to Knee Injury
Lions' Lulay to miss rest of CFL season--VANCOUVER - It took several years for Travis Lulay to find a home with the B.C. Lions so he wasn't prepared to discuss his playing future in Vancouver just hours after the team announced he is out for the rest...
Microsoft President Is "Very Bullish" about Growth Potential in Vancouver
Microsoft sees growth potential in Vancouver--SEATTLE - Microsoft is "very bullish" on Vancouver and is lobbying the federal and provincial governments to make increased investments in what it sees as a city with a bright future as a technology hub,...
Most Actively Traded Companies on the TSX
Most actively traded companies on the TSX--Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,143.41, up 103.11 points):Lithium Americas Corp. (TSX:LAC). Miner. Down 15 cents, or 9.38 per cent, to...
National Audio 10:15 AM ET
National Audio 10:15 AM ET--NAT053 - (US-Hurricane Irma) WASHINGTON. x-39s. (Sagar Meghani (SAH'-gur meh-GAH'-nee)) Residents are being allowed back into part of the Florida Keys as officials get a better sense of Irma's destruction. (WA) (SOURCE:The...
National Audio 12:05 PM ET
National Audio 12:05 PM ET--NAT063 - (US-Apple-Showcase) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-22s. Apple is expected to bring out a new iPhone at a launch today. Reporter Rebecca Jarvis says the new line will likely be a response to Samsung's Galaxy smartphone....
National Audio 2:15 PM ET
National Audio 2:15 PM ET--NAT076 - (US-Job-Openings) WASHINGTON. x-36s. (Shelley Adler) Job openings posted by U-S employers reached an all-time high in July, suggesting that the steady hiring of the past year will endure. (SOURCE:The Associated Press)--NAT077...
National Audio 2:35 AM ET
National Audio 2:35 AM ET--NAT001 - (Jolie-Women-Summit) TORONTO. x-09s. Filmmaker Angelina Jolie says with so many humanitarian crises in the world, it's on everyone to educate themselves and continue pushing for democracy and human rights. Jolie --...
National Audio 4:35 PM ET
National Audio 4:35 PM ET--NAT099 - (US-Hurricane-Irma) WASHINGTON. x-06s. The White House says U-S President Donald Trump will visit hurricane-stricken Florida on Thursday. Spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders did not announce the specific location or...
National Audio 4:55 AM ET
National Audio 4:55 AM ET--NAT022 - (Equifax-Cyberattack) UNDATED. x-31s. (Jackie Quinn) The credit monitoring company Equifax is trying to clarify the language on its website to help customers who may have been victims of the cyberattack that exposed...
National Audio 5:05 PM ET
National Audio 5:05 PM ET--NAT105 - (Hurricane-Irma) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) MIAMI BEACH, Florida. x-29s. (Jim Ryan) Two days after hurricane Irma dealt a glancing blow to South Florida, residents are returning from the places where they waited out the...
National Audio 5:45 PM ET
National Audio 5:45 PM ET--NAT117 - (US-Hurricane-Irma) FLORIDA CITY, Fla. x-16s. Officials in the Florida Keys are allowing residents and business owners to return after hurricane Irma -- but they are warning that there are limited services available....
National Audio 6:05 PM ET
National Audio 6:05 PM ET--NAT121 - (Sign-Language) RICHMOND, B-C. x-16s. The mayor of a B-C city known for its sizable Chinese population says he hopes a decades-long debate over how much English must be included on signs has been put to rest. Richmond...
National Audio 7:05 PM ET
National Audio 7:05 PM ET--NAT126 - (Sask-Dead-Child) REGINA. x-15s. 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...
National Audio 8:35 PM ET
National Audio 8:35 PM ET--NAT141 - (US-Supreme-Court-Travel-Ban) WASHINGTON. x-24s. The U-S Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to maintain its restrictive policy on refugees. The ruling was not the high court's last word on the travel...
--Nineteenth NewsWatch-
---(Hurricane-Irma-Federal) (Audio: P15)Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says she personally greeted a flight of Canadians returning from hurricane-battered islands in the Caribbean when their plane arrived at Toronto's Pearson Airport Monday...
Northern Saskatchewan City Feeling the Strain from Wildfire Evacuees
Fire evacuees putting strain on city--PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. - The northern Saskatchewan city of Prince Albert is feeling the strain of putting up wildfire evacuees.Officials say about 2,800 people have fled forest fires and more than two-thirds of them...
Olympic Champion Heather Moyse Hopes to Help Next Generation in Bobsled Comeback
Heather Moyse to make bobsled comeback--Heather Moyse spent the summer putting the finishing touches on her book. There might just be another chapter or two still to be written.Moyse is planning a return to the sport of bobsled for the first time since...
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne to Testify in Liberal Bribery Trial
Ontario premier to testify in bribery trial--A courtroom in Sudbury, Ont., will play host Wednesday to the rare sight of a sitting premier on the stand as Kathleen Wynne testifies in a bribery trial involving a former top adviser and a Liberal fundraiser.Pat...
--Ontario Update-
---(Judge-Hat-Hearing)A judge has been suspended for wearing a hat in court with a slogan used by U-S President Donald Trump.The Ontario Judicial Council says Justice Bernd Zabel's conduct is an inexplicable act of misconduct.He has been suspended without...
--Ontario Update-
---(Ont-Labour-Reform)Debate on a major labour reform bill is set to start today in Ontario's legislature.The bill would hike the minimum wage to 15 dollars an hour in 2019, provide equal pay for part-time workers, increase vacation entitlements and...
Ottawa Redblacks to Put Quarterback Harris on Six-Game Injured List
Redblacks to place Harris on 6-game list--OTTAWA - The Ottawa Redblacks could be without regular starting quarterback Trevor Harris for the stretch drive of the CFL season.Harris will be added to the six-game injured list due to a right shoulder sprain...
Parliament Audio 3:05 PM ET
Parliament Audio 3:05 PM ET--P09 - (Federal Cabinet Retreat-Morneau) ST. JOHN'S. x-16s. Finance Minister Bill Morneau says he's battling misinformation and fear over who will be targeted as the Trudeau government looks to eliminate tax loopholes. He...
Parliament Audio 4:35 PM ET
Parliament Audio 4:35 PM ET--P14 - (Alta-Wildfire) ST. JOHN'S, N.L. x-16s. Federal Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says firefighters and Parks Canada staff are doing all they can to control a wildfire in Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta....
Photo Advisory Addition
Photo advisory addition--The Canadian Press photo advisory addition and updates for Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017. Entries with an estimated photo transmission time (EST) are staffed by The Canadian Press or Associated Press photojournalists.REMOVES: TORONTO--TIFF...
Police Ask Government to Postpone Date for Legal Pot beyond July 2018
Give us more time before legal pot: police--OTTAWA - Canada's police services say there is zero chance they will be ready to enforce new laws for legalized pot by next summer.That was the main message delivered to MPs on the House of Commons health committee...
Prairie Audio 1:00 PM MT
Prairie Audio 1:00 PM MT----PR12 - (Alta-Daylight-Time)EDMONTON. x-13s. An Alberta government committee is holding a public hearing in Edmonton today about whether the province should end daylight time. A private member's bill is calling for Alberta...
Prairie Audio 1:50 PM MT
Prairie Audio 1:50 PM MT----PR17 - (Sask-Wildfires)SASKATOON. x-13s. Mounting stress on the local health system and hotels has prompted the Saskatchewan government to ask northern wildfire evacuees staying in Prince Albert to relocate to Saskatoon. More...
Prairie Audio 3:50 PM MT
Prairie Audio 3:50 PM MT----PR21 - (Sask-Dead-Child)REGINA. x-21s. The city of Saskatoon says it will talk to school boards about safety measures at schools that are close to ponds after a kindergarten student died. The five-year-old boy was found in...
--Prairie Update-
(Mba-Transit-Shortfall)Winnipeg bus riders may have to deal with fare hikes and service cuts down the road.A new report to the city's finance committee says the transit department is facing a 10 million-dollar gap.It says the majority of the shortfall...
Prep-Agriculture-Report
(Agriculture-Wildfires)Alberta Agriculture says with harvest season around the bend, farmers need to do what they can to prevent wildfires on their land.Spokesman Patrick Loewen says it's important to check farm equipment often as buildup from crop residue...
Prep-LifeWatch
---(Offroad-Child-Injuries)A Massachusetts law passed in 2010 imposing stricter rules for off-road vehicle use by children seems to have had a positive impact.The law restricted O-R-V use by children under 14 and regulated their use for teens under 18.A...
Privacy Commissioner Says Priority Given to Examination of Equifax Data Hack
Canada's privacy office tackles Equifax hack--OTTAWA - Canada's Privacy Commissioner office says it has prioritized an examination into the massive Equifax data hack to ensure that Canadians are protected against future risks.In a posting on its website,...
Quebec Announces New Measures for Flooding Victims Who Feel Left in the Lurch
Quebec announces new measures for flood victims--MONTREAL - Quebec's public security minister says new measures to assist flood victims who feel they've been abandoned by the province will help them cut through the bureaucracy.Martin Coiteux was in Montreal...
Raptors' DeRozan Unhappy Again at SI Rating despite Jumping 10 Places to No. 36
DeMar DeRozan unhappy again at SI rating--TORONTO - DeMar DeRozan appears unimpressed after climbing 10 places to No. 36 in Sports Illustrated's annual NBA player ratings.The Toronto Raptors star reacted to the ranking with a tweet Tuesday that said...
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...
Riders Coach Jones Said Veteran Quarterback Glenn's Injured Hand Feeling Better
Jones: Glenn's injured hand feeling better--Chris Jones had a little good news Tuesday regarding the status of starter Kevin Glenn.The Saskatchewan head coach/GM told reporters Glenn's injured right hand was feeling better but said he remains day-to-day....
--Seventeenth NewsWatch-
(Hurricane-Irma-Federal)The federal government's response to the deadly hurricane that levelled much of the Caribbean last week is continuing with a military ship and transport plane heading to the region, loaded with aid.International Development Minister...
--Seventh NewsWatch-
---(Hurricanes-Federal-Cabinet)International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau says all Canadians who wanted to leave are now out of the hurricane-ravaged Caribbean.She told reporters ahead of a federal cabinet meeting today in St. John's that...
Shell Canada, Other Firms Shutting in Natural Gas Wells Due to Alberta Wildfire
Firms shutting in gas wells near Alberta wildfire--Shell Canada and other companies were shutting in natural gas wells in southwestern Alberta on Tuesday due to the threat of growing wildfires.The Alberta Energy Regulator said Shell has shut in 24 wells...
Short List for $25,000 Kozbar Literary Award Announced
Short list for $25,000 Kozbar Literary Award revealed--TORONTO - Five finalists have been named to the short list for the biennial $25,000 Kobzar Literary Award. Four non-fiction titles and a work of poetry are among the contenders for the prize.The...
--Sixteenth NewsWatch-
---(Hurricane-Irma-Federal) (Audio:P15)Despite being the target of criticism from Canadians trapped in the Caribbean by hurricane Irma, the federal government announced today that it had evacuated 691 people by last night.Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia...
--Sixth NewsWatch-
---(Federal-Cabinet-Retreat)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the cabinet are huddling in St. John's, Newfoundland for two days where to prepare for the months ahead.But the relationship with the United States and administration of President Donald Trump...
Some NHL Veterans Looking to Extend Their Careers as Camps Open This Week
Veterans looking to crack NHL lineups--NHL rosters will be mostly set when training camps open this week, with only a couple of spots in each team's 23-man lineup up for grabs.Every season, there are veterans looking to extend their careers by taking...
SportsCall Audio 6:30 AM ET
SportsCall Audio 6:30 AM ET--NAT038 - (SPORTS-FBN-Saints-Vikings) MINNEAPOLIS. x-07s. Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford started his second year with Minnesota in style, passing for 346 yards and three touchdowns to help the Vikings beat New Orleans 29-19...
SportsCall Audio 8:40 PM ET
SportsCall Audio 8:40 PM ET--NAT147 - (SPORTS-HKN-Canucks-Camp) VANCOUVER x-18s. The Vancouver Canucks gathered at Rogers Arena as training camp got underway after finishing 29th overall last season. Centre Bo Horvat signed a big-money deal last week,...
Standing Too Much at Work Can Double Your Risk of Heart Disease
Standing too much at work can double your risk of heart disease--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...
State Approves Sale of 'Interim' Super Hornets, Estimates Cost at US5.23B
Super Hornets could cost US$5.23B: State Dept--OTTAWA - The U.S. State Department has told Congress that it doesn't have any concerns about the possible sale of 18 Super Hornet fighter jets to Canada, which it estimates will cost around US$5.23 billion.The...
Stronger Economy Won't Knock Ottawa from Its Deficit Path: Morneau
More shortfalls despite hot economy: feds--OTTAWA - Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau suggests he has no plans to provide a timetable for returning Ottawa's books to balance -- even with a scorching economy.Morneau credited the strong economic performance...
Suicide-Storybook-Project
TORONTO - ---A project being initiated at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto is aimed at reducing the stigma surrounding suicide.What's being called the Storybook Project also wants to bring comfort to people touched by the suicide of a loved one or those...
--Tenth NewsWatch-
---(Hurricanes-Federal-Cabinet) (Audio: P02)Transport Minister Marc Garneau is defending Ottawa's response to Canadians who were stranded in the Caribbean, hit by hurricanes Irma and Jose.Some say the response was slow and disorganized compared to American...
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Wednesday, Sept. 13
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Sept. 13--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Wednesday, Sept. 13 as of 9 p.m: x-denotes wire, y-denotes picture, z-denotes graphics coverage. Copy from other events based on merit and availability. All...
Things to Watch for in the Canadian Business World in the Coming Week
Things to watch for in Canadian business--TORONTO - Things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week:Poker face: The online gambling company formerly known as Amaya Inc. will face questions Monday at a hearing in front of the Ontario...
--Third NewsWatch-
---(Federal-Cabinet-Retreat)The federal Liberals are spending the next two days in St. John's, Newfoundland, for a cabinet retreat where they will prepare for the second half of their mandate.A main topic of discussion is expected to be Canada's relationship...
--Thirteenth NewsWatch-
---(Hurricane-Irma-Cda) (Audio: P10)The federal government updated the media today on what it is doing to help the Caribbean islands that were flattened by hurricane Irma.Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan says they have been coordinating with the U-K and...
TIFF Adds Recognition of Indigenous Lands to Public Screening Events
TIFF adds recognition of Indigenous lands to screenings--TORONTO - Audiences at the Toronto International Film Festival are used to the string of pre-movie announcements that traditionally unfold before the main attraction: requests to turn off cellphones,...
Today in History - Sept. 12
Today in History - Sept. 12--Today in History for Sept. 12: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 the pontiff...
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