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Articles from October 10, 2017

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ADVISORY-Atl-Calendar
Good morning! Alison Auld is the editor at The Canadian Press in Halifax.If you have copy or audio of interest to the region you can call us at 1-800-565-1595 or 902-422-8496 ext. 225. Toll free fax is 1-800-565-7588. Email us at .---The x- denotes staffing...
ADVISORY-B-C Calendar
Here is Tuesday's B.C. calendar:KAMLOOPS - Kamloops-South Thompson Liberal MLA Todd Stone plans to make an announcement. (6 p.m. at Thomspon Rivers University)NANAIMO - Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett and Chief...
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. Edmontons...
A Look at Nine Candidates Left in the Government's Supercluster Competition
A look at the shortlist for supercluster funds--The federal government has narrowed down to nine the candidates for $950 million in funding for supercluster sites. The government hopes to create dense business areas with the initiative where large and...
Atlantic Audio 3:15 PM AT
Atlantic Audio 3:15 PM AT--AT03 - (NS-Lobster-Tensions)SAULNIERVILLE, N.S. x-15s. A Nova Scotia fisherman whose boat was stolen and burned Monday says he believes it was targeted because he is Aboriginal. But Alex McDonald says he gets along well with...
Atlantic Provinces Unveil New 'Secure' Driver's Licences, Photo ID
Atlantic provinces unveil 'secure' licences--HALIFAX - All four provinces in Atlantic Canada announced on Tuesday that they'll soon be introducing new "highly secure" driver's licences and photo ID cards.Starting in November, residents will be able to...
--Atlantic Update-
---(Overcrowded-Hospitals)The unsettling story of a 68-year-old man's final hours in an E-R hallway has prompted a Nova Scotia hospital to update its rules on waiting times and end-of-life protocols.The widow of Jack Webb provided The Canadian Press...
--Atlantic Update-
---(Atl-Secure-Licences)The four Atlantic provinces are teaming up to introduce what's being described as "highly secure" new driver's licences and photo I-D cards.Nova Scotia says the switch to new tamper-resistant polycarbonate cards featuring laser-engraved...
B.C. Researchers Develop Spray-On Solution to Costly Quake Conundrum
B.C. develops spray-on solution to quake conundrum--VANCOUVER - It was while flipping through British Columbia's seismic upgrade guidelines at the beginning of his civil engineering master's degree that Salman Soleimani-Dashtaki first realized something...
--B-C Update-
---(BC-Quake-Proof-Construction)Advanced Education Minister Melanie Mark says a new quake-proofing technology developed at U-B-C could save the lives of people around the world. University researchers say their fibre-reinforced spray-on concrete kept...
Blackhawks Coach Quenneville Calls Crackdown on Faceoff Violations an 'Epidemic'
Quenneville rips faceoff violation crackdown--TORONTO - After watching his top centres thrown out of multiple draws, including some at critical moments, Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville gave a harsh critique of the NHL's crackdown on faceoff...
Bombers Quarterback Nichols Returns to Practice after Injury Scare
Bombers QB Nichols returns to practice--WINNIPEG - Matt Nichols didn't appear to be bothered by an injured throwing hand during the Blue Bombers' practice on Tuesday.Wearing a modified glove on his right hand, the quarterback was tossing long and accurate...
Canada's Cam Levins Returns to Running, Will Make Half-Marathon Debut in Toronto
Levins to make half-marathon debut in Toronto--TORONTO - Canada's Cam Levins was famous for his extreme mileage, running three times a day and covering as many as 300 kilometres a week.But around this time last year, the 28-year-old from Black Creek,...
Canada's Kelly Russell to Help Make Rugby History with Female Barbarians
Canada's Russell to help make rugby history--Canadian captain Kelly Russell will make rugby history Nov. 10 when she takes part in the inaugural match for the women's Barbarians.Barbarian FC, home to the famous invitational world all-star side, was founded...
Canadian Terrorist Suffered from Drug Addiction, Mental Health Issues: Documents
Canadian terrorist had mental health issues: documents--A Canadian teen who admitted plotting to attack New York City landmarks suffered from drug addiction and mental health issues, newly released court documents show.Letters from defence lawyers and...
Celebrity Birthdays for Oct. 10
Celebrity birthdays for Oct. 10--Celebrity Birthdays for Oct. 10:Actor Peter Coyote is 76.Alan Cartwright, bass guitarist with Procul Harum, is 72.Actor Charles Dance ("Game of Thrones") is 71.Singer John Prine is 71.Actor-dancer Ben Vereen is 71.Singer...
Census: Median Income in Four of Five Indigenous Communities below Poverty Line
Census shows depth of Indigenous poverty--OTTAWA - Four out of every five Aboriginal reserves have median incomes that fall below the poverty line, according to income data from the 2016 census that provides insight into the depth of poverty facing Indigenous...
Central Alberta Man's Murder Trial in Deaths of Parents, Sister Delayed 2 Weeks
Triple-murder trial delayed two weeks--RED DEER, Alta. - A triple-murder trial has been delayed for a central Alberta man accused along with a friend of setting his family's home on fire and killing his parents and sister.The trial for Jason Klaus on...
CMHC Says Pace of Housing Starts Slowed in September as Multi-Unit Starts Slipped
Pace of housing starts slows in September--OTTAWA - The pace of housing starts in Canada slowed in September compared with August, but stayed over 200,000 for the fourth month in a row.Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. said Tuesday the seasonally adjusted...
Conspiracy to Murder: Sentencing Hearing in Winnipeg for Former Store Owner
Sentencing hearing for former store owner--WINNIPEG - A former Winnipeg convenience store owner convicted of conspiracy to murder could face up to six years in prison and deportation from Canada.Amare Gebru, who is 44, was found guilty in June of plotting...
DeBrincat Scores First NHL Goal to Lead Blackhawks over Canadiens 3-1
DeBrincat goal helps Hawks top Habs 3-1--MONTREAL - It was a matter of time before Alex DeBrincat scored his first NHL goal.The five-foot-seven right winger who was a scoring machine for the Erie Otters in junior hockey got his first as a Blackhawk and...
Diverse Generation Z Giving Restaurant Industry Plenty to Chew On
Generation Z diners have diverse tastes--When Teghann Taylor has dinner out with her friends, they often end up feasting on sushi."I do sushi about once a week because I have a Japanese friend who takes me to all the most authentic places," says the...
--Eighteenth NewsWatch-
---(Trudeau-Trump) (Audio: P03)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau mingled with senior White House staffers, including the president's daughter Ivanka Trump, as he began a two-day trip to Washington.The prime minister sat with his wife Sophie beside Donald...
--Eighth NewsWatch-
---(IMF-Outlook-Canada) (Audio: 72)The International Monetary Fund says the world economy is picking up momentum and Canada is leading the charge.The I-M-F expects global economic growth to register 3.6 per cent this year and 3.7 per cent in 2018, up...
--Eleventh NewsWatch-
---(Sears-Canada-Liquidation)It looks like the end of the line for a venerable Canadian retailer.Sears Canada hasn't been able to find a buyer and is applying for court approval to liquidate all of its remaining stores and assets.It wants to start liquidation...
Entertainment News as of 3 P.M. Tuesday, Oct. 10
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 Say Employee Discounts Won't Be Taxed after CRA Document Suggests They Will
No taxes on employee discounts: feds--OTTAWA - The Trudeau government insists that employee discounts will not be taxed despite an updated Canada Revenue Agency document that suggested they will be.Political rivals and business lobby groups, including...
--Fifteenth NewsWatch-
---(Trudeau-NAFTA-Washington) (Audio: P02)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has arrived in Washington to meet with U-S President Donald Trump as the next round of NAFTA negotiations begins in the U-S capital tomorrow.Trudeau will attend an event tonight...
--Fifth NewsWatch-
---(Trudeau-Washington)Negotiations for a new North American Free Trade Deal resume this week, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is headed on a brief tour to try and shore up Canada's position.Trudeau leaves today for Washington, where he'll meet with...
--First NewsWatch-
---(Texas-Tech-Shooting)Authorities have apprehended a 19-year-old student accused of fatally shooting a Texas Tech University police officer.School officials issued an alert Monday night saying the suspect was taken into custody and the campus lockdown...
Former Montreal Cop Known as Agent 728 Cited for Ethics Violations
Ex-Montreal cop cited for ethics infractions--MONTREAL - Quebec's police ethics commission has found a former Montreal officer known as "Agent 728" guilty of five code violations.The case against Stefanie Trudeau involved a young Montrealer who was subjected...
--Fourteenth NewsWatch-
---(Trudeau-NAFTA-Washington) (Audio: P03)Justin Trudeau is in Washington to meet with U-S President Donald Trump and American lawmakers.The prime minister's trip comes as the North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiations hit a critical phase.Round...
--Fourth NewsWatch-
---(California-Wildfires) (Audio: 43)At least 10 people are dead and 100 are injured as wildfires engulf much of northern and southern California.At least 15-hundred homes and businesses have been destroyed, and authorities expect the numbers to get...
GM, Unifor to Resume Talks Aimed at Ending 3-Week-Old Strike at CAMI Plant
Unifor to resume CAMI talks where they left off--INGERSOLL, Ont. - General Motors and the union representing about 2,500 striking workers at the CAMI assembly plant in Ingersoll, Ont., are expected to resume talks today aimed at ending a strike that's...
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory of 10 A.M. Tuesday, Oct. 10
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory--Good morning 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...
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory of 3 P.M. Tuesday, Oct. 10
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...
How the Coffee Industry Is about to Get Roasted by Climate Change
How the coffee industry is about to get roasted by climate change--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...
Ibuprofen as Effective as Oral Morphine for Kids' Pain Relief after Surgery, Study Finds
Study:Ibuprofen as effective as oral morphine for kids after surgery--TORONTO - Ibuprofen appears to be as effective as oral morphine for reducing mild to moderate pain in children who have had orthopedic day surgery -- without the side-effects associated...
Impact Lock Up Piatti for Two More Seasons, with Team Option for 2020
Piatti's extension for 2 seasons plus option--MONTREAL - The Montreal Impact missed the Major League Soccer playoffs, but at least they won't be losing star midfielder Ignacio (Nacho) Piatti.The club announced Tuesday that the 32-year-old Argentine signed...
Jagmeet Singh Boasts of His Hair, Says Ready to Reveal It under Right Conditions
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh vaunts hair--ALMA, Que. - Newly minted federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says the hair nestled tightly under his turban is real and it's spectacular.During a trip to Quebec's Saguenay region Tuesday ahead of a federal byelection...
John and Yoko Gave Peace a Chance in Canada
John and Yoko gave peace a chance in Canada--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:...
Judge Questions Merits of Charge against Former Top Wynne Staffer
Judge questions merits of Liberal charge--SUDBURY, Ont. - The judge deciding a case against two Ontario Liberals facing bribery charges under the Election Act questioned the merits of one of the charges against a former top staffer to the premier Tuesday.Lawyers...
Karl Subban Offers Up the Subban Plan for Success in Hockey, School and Life
The Subban plan: Believe in your potential--TORONTO - Despite helping his three sons reach the pro ranks, Karl Subban is the first to admit he's no hockey expert.Subban does know potential, however. And having spent more than 30 years as an educator,...
Man Leaves Halifax Chihuahua Badly Injured after Throwing Sign
Man injures barking Chihuahua with sign--HALIFAX - A passerby allegedly threw a sign at a barking Chihuahua, shattering the small dog's jaw and causing her to lose an eye.Police say a 36-year-old Halifax man was walking his own large dog on Davison Street...
Meat Loaf's 'Bat out of Hell' Finds Fresh Voice in New Musical
'Bat Out of Hell' takes flight in stage show--TORONTO - Meat Loaf is getting the unique chance to reconnect with his theatrical roots as songs from his record-selling rock opus "Bat Out of Hell" are incorporated into a new musical.It was years before...
Metis Feel Left out of '60S Scoop Settlement Unveiled by Federal Government
Metis feel left out of '60s Scoop settlement--OTTAWA - Metis people say they feel left out of the federal Liberal government's multimillion-dollar settlement with victims of the so-called '60s Scoop, which saw Indigenous children removed from their homes...
Missile Interception from Yemen to the South China Sea
Missile interception from Yemen to the South China Sea--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...
Most Canadians Don't Want to Follow Trump's Path, but Its Appeal Remains: Poll
Most don't want 'Canada First' approach: poll--OTTAWA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau heads to Washington Tuesday to further strengthen the ties between Canada and the U.S. just as a new poll suggests Canadians don't want this country heading down the...
'My Dad Was Everything:' Family Urges Driver of Fatal Gas-and-Dash to Surrender
Alberta gas station owner killed in gas-and-dash--THORSBY, Alta. - Family of a gas station owner killed in an apparent "gas and dash" in a small Alberta town says he often slept in his office so he could open and close the business each day since he...
National Audio 2:45 AM ET
National Audio 2:45 AM ET--NAT001 - (Attawapiskat-Inquest) ATTAWAPISKAT, Ontario. x-10s. The family of a teenager who killed herself in the remote Indigenous community of Attawapiskat, Ontario are calling for a coroner's inquest. Jackie Hookimaw Witt,...
National Audio 2:55 PM ET
National Audio 2:55 PM ET--NAT088 - (NS-Lobster-Tensions) SAULNIERVILLE, N.S. x-15s. A Nova Scotia fisherman whose boat was stolen and burned Monday says he believes it was targeted because he is Aboriginal. But Alex McDonald says he gets along well...
National Audio 3:55 AM ET
National Audio 3:55 AM ET--NAT015 - (ENT-FILM-The-Last-Jedi) (FOR PRODUCTION) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-37s. The trailer for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" debuted in dramatic fashion during Monday Night Football. It featured new and familiar characters...
National Audio 3:55 PM ET
National Audio 3:55 PM ET--NAT095 - (SPORTS-HKN-Penguins-White-House) WASHINGTON, D.C. x-11s. The Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins were at the White House today to be honoured by U-S President Donald Trump -- and Trump paid special homage to...
National Audio 4:15 PM ET
National Audio 4:15 PM ET--NAT090 - (ENT-Harvey-Weinstein) NEW YORK. x-34s. (Warren Levinson) The scandal surrounding ousted movie producer Harvey Weinstein has intensified, with new charges published in "The New Yorker" magazine. (SOURCE:The Associated...
National Audio 4:35 PM ET
National Audio 4:35 PM ET--NAT102 - (Trump-Penguins-NAFTA) WASHINGTON. x-20s. The NAFTA talks came up at the White House today when President Donald Trump hosted the Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins. Trump joked that Penguins co-owner Ron Berkel...
National Audio 5:25 AM ET
National Audio 5:25 AM ET--NAT037 - (US-California-Wildfires) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) SANTA ROSA. x-27s. (Jason Nathanson) At least 10 people are dead as fires continue to burn in Northern California. (opens with sound) (WAS) (SOURCE:ABC)--NAT038 - (US-Texas-Tech-Shooting-Lockdown)...
National Audio 5:45 PM ET
National Audio 5:45 PM ET--NAT113 - (US-California-Wildfires) MATHER, Calif. x-17s. The California National Guard has been tasked with bringing fuel to first responders battling the flames in Northern California because so many gas stations are without...
National Audio 7:25 PM ET
National Audio 7:25 PM ET--NAT128 - (EU-Spain-Catalonia) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) BARCELONA, Spain. x-18s. Catalan separatists have signed what they call a declaration of independence, a little over a week after referendum voters overwhelming chose to break...
National Audio 7:45 AM ET
National Audio 7:45 AM ET--NAT057 - (Israel) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) JERUSALEM. x-29s. (Jordana Miller) Rival Palestinian factions are meeting in Cairo today to try to end their 10-year political feud. Egyptian President Abed Fatah Al-Sisi has been working...
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh Campaigns in Quebec Riding Ahead of Federal Byelection
Jagmeet Singh visits Quebec riding--ALMA, Que. - NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says he's not interested in getting Quebecers to accept his beard or turban but is more interested in having them share his political values.Singh, who recently won the NDP leadership,...
Nikolaj Ehlers Scores Hat Trick, Adds Assist as Jets Defeat Oilers
Ehlers hat trick lifts Jets past Oilers--EDMONTON - Nikolaj Ehlers hit the scoresheet for the first time this season in dramatic fashion on Monday night.The left-winger had a hat trick and an assist as the Winnipeg Jets captured their first win of the...
--NineteenthNewsWatch--
---(CRIME-Quadruple-Killing)A man and a woman are in custody in connection with a quadruple homicide in southern Alberta.The remains of 36-year-old Glynnis Fox, her 39-year-old sister Tiffany Ear, and 25-year-old Cody Pfeiffer, were found in a burned-out...
N.L. Hunter Suffers Hoof-Shaped Bruise in Brawl between Man and Moose
Wounded moose fights back against N.L. hunter--GRAND BANK, N.L. - Predator turned into prey during a brawl between man and moose in Newfoundland after a gunned-down bull bounced back with a vengeance, sending its hunter to hospital in a helicopter with...
Nova Scotia Fines Northern Pulp Mill about $700 for Failing Stack Test
N.S. pulp mill fined $700 for emissions--HALIFAX - A Nova Scotia pulp mill has been fined nearly $700 by the province after flunking a stack test in June, but the amount has the premier questioning whether it's enough of a deterrent.Environment Minister...
On Police Video, Borutski Says He Feels 'Sorry' after Ottawa Valley Killings
Borutski felt 'sorry' after killings: video--OTTAWA - None of the three women Basil Borutski is accused of killing in 2015 survived for more than a few minutes after they were attacked, and at least two of them tried to shield themselves, a forensic...
Ontario Audio 2:15 PM ET
Ontario Audio 2:15 PM ET--R02 - (Liberals-Not-Running)BURLINGTON, Ont. x-09s. Premier Kathleen Wynne is downplaying the impact two senior cabinet ministers deciding not to run again will have on her chances in the 2018 election. Wynne was reacting today...
Ontario Mayor Who Pushed for Access to Pancreatic Cancer Treatment Has Died
Mayor who pushed for cancer treatment dies--TRENT HILLS, Ont. - An eastern Ontario mayor who aggressively campaigned for access to a pancreatic cancer treatment has died.The municipality of Trent Hills says in a statement that Hector Macmillan died on...
--Ontario Update --
---(Sudbury-Byelection-Trial)The definition of an election candidate is being debated today at the trial of two Liberals accused of bribery during the 2015 Sudbury byelection.The lawyers for Liberal campaign director Pat Sorbara and local Liberal fundraiser...
--Ontario Update --
---(Toronto-Triple-Shooting)Toronto police say a triple shooting in the city's west end has left one man dead and two others wounded.They say the shooting happened early Monday morning in a school parking lot.Investigators confirmed that one man who...
Ottawa Shortlists Nine 'Superclusters' for $950-Million Federal Funding
Ottawa names 'supercluster' short list--MONTREAL - Ottawa has announced a short list of nine so-called supercluster proposals that could qualify for a piece of a $950-million federal fund the government hopes will boost the economy and job creation.The...
Parents Threaten Injunction against Montreal Safe Injection Site near School
Montreal safe injection site facing injunction--MONTREAL - Parents opposed to a supervised safe injection site near a Montreal elementary school are ready to go to court in a last-minute effort to stop it from opening.They have hired well-known civil...
Photo Advisory Addition
Photo advisory addition--The Canadian Press photo advisory addition for Tuesday, Oct.10, 2017. Entries with an estimated photo transmission time (EST) are staffed by The Canadian Press or Associated Press photojournalists. UPDATES TRANSMISSION TIMES...
PM Talks Donald Trump at Washington Gala as First Daughter Ivanka Looks On
Trudeau attends gala in Washington--WASHINGTON - With Ivanka Trump looking on, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau explained why he's hoping to get her father to include progressive ideas like protections for women, the environment, and labour in a new NAFTA...
Politicians Criticize Trudeau's Reaction to Critics of Energy East Demise
Trudeau criticized for reaction to Energy East critics--EDMONTON - Federal Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau should not go after critics of the cancelled Energy East pipeline project, but should look to his own actions.Scheer...
Post-Mortem Exam Confirms Chronic Brain Injury in B.C. Rodeo Star Ty Pozzobon
B.C. rodeo star confirmed with brain injury--SEATTLE - Neurologists from the University of Washington say a champion bull rider from British Columbia who died by suicide had a chronic brain condition.Ty Pozzobon, 25, died in January and his family said...
--Prairie Update-
(Mba-School-Threats)A 15-year-old boy has been arrested in Manitoba after R-C-M-P say they received a report that a student made serious threats on social media towards R.D. Parker Collegiate in Thompson.Police say they got the report Saturday and say...
--Prairie Update-
---(Alta-Arabic-Curriculum)The Canadian Arab Friendship Association is praising the Alberta government for expanding an Arabic language curriculum across the province.Alberta Education is working on the bilingual program with the help of Edmonton Public...
Prep-Agriculture-Report
(NAFTA-Negotiation)U-S Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue told a trade discussion in Washington last week that the U-S would likely make a specific request to Canada for more access to its dairy and poultry markets.The dairy sector was excluded from...
Prep-LifeWatch
---(CA-Drug-Prices)Drug companies doing business in California will soon have to notify the public two months in advance of dramatic price spikes under new legislation signed by Governor Jerry Brown.The legislation marks one of the strictest drug-price...
Proposed Sterilization Lawsuit Filed in Saskatoon Court over Tubal Ligations
Proposed sterilization lawsuit filed in court--SASKATOON - A proposed class action lawsuit against Canada's attorney general, the Saskatchewan government, the province's health regions and doctors who allegedly coerced Indigenous women to undergo sterilization...
#RiderGrandpa Asks If Photo Will Go Viral, but Doesn't Know What Viral Means
Picture of #RiderGrandpa goes viral--REGINA - Alex Taylor says her grandfather, whom she affectionately calls poppa, looked so cute wearing his Saskatchewan Roughriders gear that she had to take his picture.That's when he asked if the photo would go...
Rocker Roger Waters Lends Star Power to Ecuadorians' $9.5B Chevron Fight
Ecuadorians battle Chevron Canada for US$9.5B--TORONTO - Two groups of Indigenous Ecuadorian villagers, backed by some star power from legendary British rocker Roger Waters, faced off briefly against oil giant Chevron in a Canadian court Tuesday as they...
Second Lobster Boat Torched amid Tensions over Aboriginal Fishery in Nova Scotia
Boats torched amid Aboriginal fishery tension--SAULNIERVILLE, N.S. - A Nova Scotia fisherman whose boat was stolen and burned Monday says he believes it was targeted because he is Aboriginal, as tensions continue over the Indigenous fishery in the area.But...
--Second NewsWatch-
---(Poll-Attitudes-Society)A new survey suggests Canadians don't want their country going down the same road as the U-S.A poll by Ekos and The Canadian Press asked Canadians whether they'd like Canada to become more or less like its neighbour, or if...
Self-Driving Ubers Could Still Be Many Years Away, Says Research Head
No driverless Uber rides any time soon--MONTREAL - The head of Uber's new self-driving vehicle lab says a viable, on-demand autonomous commercial transportation service remains a long-term goal."Having self-driving cars at a smaller scale, on a small...
--Seventeenth NewsWatch-
---(Trudeau-NAFTA-Washington) (Audio: p04)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in Washington at a time when the North American Free Trade Agreement might be hanging by a thread.The visit comes as American power-brokers express concerns that President Donald...
--Seventh NewsWatch-
---(IMF-Outlook-Canada)Canada is ahead of the rest of the G-7 countries in the International Monetary Fund's latest estimate for 2017 economic growth.The I-M-F is now estimating Canada's gross domestic product at 3.0 per cent -- up half a percentage...
Shania Twain's 'Now' Grabs No. 1 on Billboard's U.S. Album Chart and Overseas
Shania Twain tops Billboard album chart--TORONTO - Shania Twain is back on top of the charts with her first studio album in 15 years.The five-time Grammy Award winner's latest release "Now" rose to the peak position on both the U.S. and Canadian Billboard...
Six Stories in the News for Today, Oct. 10
Six stories in the news for today, Oct. 10--Six stories in the news for Tuesday, Oct. 10------TRUDEAU, HARPER TO CROSS PATHS IN WASHINGTONThe current prime minister and his predecessor will both be in Washington this week for the same reason -- the renegotiation...
--Sixteenth NewsWatch-
---(Freeland-US)Canada's foreign affairs minister admits she is worried about the state of world affairs lately, but Chrystia Freeland would not comment directly today about a Republican's suggestion that Donald Trump could trigger a third world war.Bob...
--Sixth NewsWatch-
---(Trudeau-Washington)In advance of his Oval Office meeting with Donald Trump tomorrow, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau heads to Washington today to attend a dinner celebrating female entrepreneurs.Tomorrow, he and the U-S president are expected to make...
SportsCall Audio 3:10 AM ET
SportsCall Audio 3:10 AM ET--NAT013 - (SPORTS-HKN-Jets-Oilers) EDMONTON. x-19s. The Oilers have lost two in a row, after their opening night win. This time it was 5-2 to the Winnipeg Jets. Milan Lucic says they were sloppy. ("..than not.") (SOURCE:The...
SportsCall Audio 4:40 AM ET
SportsCall Audio 4:40 AM ET--NAT034 - (SPORTS-BBA-ALDS-Astros-Red-Sox) BOSTON. x-06s. The Houston Astros beat the Boston Red Sox 5-4 last night to advance to the American League Championship Series. Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts says his team came...
SportsCall Audio 6:40 AM ET
SportsCall Audio 6:40 AM ET--NAT054 - (SPORTS-BBN-Dodgers-Diamondbacks) PHOENIX. x-14s. The Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-1 last night to sweep their National League Division Series. Dodgers first baseman Cody Bellinger says it's...
--Tenth NewsWatch-
---(US-California Wildfires) (Audio: 76)Firefighters in Santa Rosa, California say wildfires that levelled hundreds of homes were so hot the flames melted the glass off cars and turned aluminum wheels to liquid.At least 11 people are dead and 100 others...
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Wednesday, Oct. 11
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Oct. 11--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Wednesday, Oct. 11 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 times...
These Chemicals Are Bad for Babies and Whales: Why Haven't They Been Banned in Canada?
These chemicals are bad for babies and whales: Why haven't they been banned in Canada?--This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure...
--Third NewsWatch-
---(Trudeau-Washington)Canada's two most recent prime ministers may cross paths this week in Washington.Former political adversaries Justin Trudeau and Stephen Harper will both be in the U-S capital to discuss trade ahead of the resumption of NAFTA talks.Trudeau...
--Thirteenth NewsWatch-
---(US-Texas-Tech-Shooting-Lockdown) (Audio: 130)A lockdown order has been lifted at Texas Tech University in Lubbock after a student sought in the shooting death of a campus police officer at police headquarters was captured.A statement from the university...
--Thirteenth NewsWatch-
---(Trudeau-Washington) (Audio: P02)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie have taken off for Washington, where Trudeau will try to shore up Canada's position in the NAFTA deal.But tonight Trudeau will attend a dinner celebrating female entrepreneurs.Tomorrow,...
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