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Articles from November 1, 2017

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Accused Winnipeg Mail Bomber Questions Evidence Collected Police Bomb Unit
Accused bomber's lawyer questions police evidence--WINNIPEG - The lawyer for a Winnipeg man accused of sending three bombs in the mail, one which exploded and caused his ex-wife's lawyer to lose a hand, is raising questions about police evidence.Guido...
Advisory-Prairie-Calendar
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Alberta Accepts Call from Experts to Bolster Programs to Reduce Opioid Deaths
Alberta to bolster programs to reduce opioid deaths--EDMONTON - Opioid experts are recommending Alberta bolster programs that aim to reduce the growing number of people who are dying from drug overdoses.Alberta's Opioid Emergency Response Commission...
Alberta Moves to Ban Age Discrimination in Apartments, Condominiums
Alberta bans age rules in condos, apartments--EDMONTON - Alberta is proposing changes to its laws on condominiums and apartments to prevent age discrimination.Justice Minister Kathleen Ganley introduced amendments Wednesday to the Alberta Human Rights...
Atlantic Audio 12:05 PM AT
Atlantic Audio 12:05 PM AT--AT03 - (NS-MMIW)MEMBERTOU, N-S. x-15s. The family of a Mi'kmaq woman who went missing 24 years ago in Maine testified today that they continue hoping for some evidence of what they believe was a violent end to her life. Four...
Atlantic Audio 2:25 PM AT
Atlantic Audio 2:25 PM AT--AT05 - (NB-Cannabis-Age)FREDERICTON x-11s. The New Brunswick government is setting 19 as the minimum legal age for marijuana use. Health Minister Benoit Bourque says it's the right age to make an informed decision.("...informed...
Atlantic Audio 2:35 PM AT
Atlantic Audio 2:35 PM AT--AT11 - (NS-NAFTA-Jobs)HALIFAX x-13s. Nova Scotia's trade minister is warning that if Donald Trump's proposed changes to NAFTA are adopted, there would be a significant impact on the province and some of its largest trading...
Atlantic Audio 6:05 AM AT
Atlantic Audio 6:05 AM AT--AT01 - (NL-Pricey-Ferry)ST. JOHN'S, N.L. x-15s. A six million dollar ferry service for an island of about 115 residents is highlighting Newfoundland and Labrador's overspending crisis. Transportation Minister Steve Crocker...
Atlantic Update
(NS-MMIW)The National Inquiry into Murdered and Missing Women and Girls has heard from a Nova Scotia advocate that Canada's legal system fails to attach enough value to the loss of an Indigenous woman's life.Cheryl Maloney testified for the family of...
Ballet Victoria Cuts Ties with Choreographer Facing Nude Photo Allegations
Victoria ballet company cuts ties with choreographer--VANCOUVER - Ballet Victoria has cut ties with a choreographer after renewed media attention to allegations that he took nude photographs of underage dancers in the 1980s and 1990s.Bruce Monk was fired...
BC Audio 6:15 PM ET
BC Audio 6:15 PM ET--ABBOTSFORD, B.C. x-17s. The personal information of more than two dozen students attending the University of the Fraser Valley in British Columbia has potentially been breached online. Spokesman Dave Pinton says 29 students received...
B.C. Changes Hunting Rules to Protect Big Game Following Wildfires
Some hunting rules changed in wake of wildfires--VICTORIA - British Columbia is taking steps to protect big game animals that survived summer wildfires in the southeastern part of the province.Hunting regulations have been changed to give wildlife a...
--B-C Update-
------(BC-Site-C-Review)B-C Energy Minister Michelle Mungall says she expects the government will make a decision by the end of the year on the fate of the 8.3-billion Site C dam.Mungall said she and Indigenous Relations Minister Scott Fraser will meet...
Canada Not Walking the Walk on Cutting Greenhouse Gas Emissions: OECD Leader
Canada not walking the walk on climate: OECD--TORONTO - To an international diplomat, the irony is painful -- the country that promised action on climate change is falling behind while the country that has spurned a major treaty on the issue is making...
Canada to Admit 340,000 Immigrants a Year by 2020 under New Three-Year Plan
Feds set three-year plan for immigration--OTTAWA - The federal government sought Wednesday to introduce more stability into Canada's immigration system by introducing a plan that sets out a gradual rise in admissions over the next three years.By 2020,...
Canadian Actress Caterina Scorsone Calls James Toback a 'Predatory Director'
Caterina Scorsone calls Toback 'predatory director'--TORONTO - Canadian actress Caterina Scorsone is accusing writer-director James Toback of being "predatory."On Oct. 16, the "Grey's Anatomy" cast member posted an article to her Instagram account that...
Canadian Comedy Show Gives the Narrative Back to Survivors of Sexual Assault
Comedians grapple with how to talk about rape--Heather Jordan Ross and Emma Cooper wish their comedy show wasn't so relevant.Not that "Rape is Real and Everywhere: Rape Jokes by Survivors" is only suddenly topical, they insist."People keep on saying,...
Canadian 'This Is Us' Viewers Hear Kevin Spacey Reference Scrubbed in U.S
Kevin Spacey's name sneaks into 'This Is Us' in Canada--TORONTO - A passing mention of Kevin Spacey was scrubbed from Tuesday night's U.S. broadcast of "This Is Us" but the edited version of the episode was not delivered to CTV before it aired in Canada.The...
Celebrity Birthdays for Nov. 1
Celebrity birthdays for Nov. 1--Celebrity Birthdays for Nov. 1:Jazz alto saxophonist Lou Donaldson is 91.World Golf Hall-of-Famer Gary Player is 82.Country singer Bill Anderson is 80.Actress Barbara Bosson ("Murder One," ''Hill Street Blues") is 78.Actor...
Challenging the Notion That Religion Fosters Violence
Challenging the notion that religion fosters violence--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...
CIBC's Simplii Financial Direct Banking Launches but Customers Find Glitches
CIBC launches Simplii Financial brand--TORONTO - The launch of CIBC's new Simplii Financial direct banking brand on Wednesday has not gone exactly to plan, as some customers are finding glitches with the new offering.The bank (TSX:CM) has switched over...
De Beers Won't Extend Victor Mine Life, Will Close Operation in 2019
De Beers to close Victor mine in early 2019--CALGARY - De Beers Group said Wednesday it has determined it's not economically viable to extend the life of its Victor diamond mine in northern Ontario and will be shutting down the operation in early 2019.The...
Devils Forward Brian Boyle to Make Season Debut Six Weeks after Cancer Diagnosis
Devils forward Boyle to make season debut--VANCOUVER - Brian Boyle says he wakes up every day thinking about hockey.After a difficult six weeks, the New Jersey Devils forward will be back playing the game he loves on Wednesday night.Boyle, who was diagnosed...
Editorial Exchange: Acknowledgement of Eagle Feather a Welcome Show of Respect
Editorial Exchange: Acknowledgement of eagle feather a welcome show of respect--An editorial from the Halifax Chronicle Herald, published Nov. 1:A memorable, and most welcome, Canadian first took place in Nova Scotia this week.On Monday, a ceremony at...
Editorial Exchange: Ban on 'Distracted Walking' Is a Lousy Idea
Editorial Exchange: Ban on 'distracted walking' is a lousy idea--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Oct. 30:It is tempting to support any legislation that would impose fines on those people who habitually bury their faces in a smartphone and...
Editorial Exchange: Gaping Loophole Needs to Be Shut
Editorial Exchange: Gaping loophole needs to be shut--An editorial from the Hamilton Spectator, published Oct. 30:So it turns out federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau is not alone in holding shares in Canadian companies that could benefit from government...
Editorial Exchange: Jason Kenney's Confidence Might Not Reflect Alberta's Reality
Editorial Exchange: Jason Kenney's confidence might not reflect Alberta's reality--An editorial from the Winnipeg Free Press, published Oct. 31:Jason Kenney, formerly a federal cabinet minister, won overwhelming support on the weekend from members of...
Editorial Exchange: Spacey's Poor Attempt at Misdirection
Editorial Exchange: Spacey's poor attempt at misdirection--An editorial from the Winnipeg Free Press, published Oct. 31:It's clear Kevin Spacey doesn't have the same public-relations savvy as President Frank Underwood, the character he plays in the Netflix...
Editorial Exchange: The Bad News about the Men around Trump
Editorial Exchange: The bad news about the men around Trump--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Oct. 31:As if the pile of disturbing evidence wasn't already high enough, the world has learned a couple of more appalling things about Donald...
--Eighth NewsWatch-
---(US-Bike-Path-Attack) (Audio: 48)A-B-C News reports police have been able to briefly talk to the 29-year-old suspect in yesterday's attack in New York.Sayfullo Saipov, who came to the U-S legally from Uzbekistan in 2010, says he's proud of what he...
--Eleventh Newswatch-
---(US-Bike-Path-Attack) (Audio: 83)U-S President Donald Trump is using the tragedy of a terrorist attack that killed eight people on a New York City bike path to launch a fresh attack on immigration policies.Trump says he will consider sending the suspect,...
Emission-Cutting Policies Expected to Close Refineries, New Report Says
Carbon cutting expected to close refineries--CALGARY - The Carbon Tracker Initiative says about 100 of the world's refineries may be forced to shut down in the next 18 years due to shrinking fuel demand as carbon emissions reduction policies are implemented.But...
Entertainment News as of 3 P.M. Wednesday, Nov. 1
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Experts at International Convention Predict a Safer Future with Self-Driving Cars
Experts predict a safer future for drivers--MONTREAL - Experts attending an international convention on intelligent transport systems say the increasingly interconnected world is good news for motorists.Claude Arpin, a Bell Mobility product specialist,...
Family of Toronto Man Declared Brain Dead Says Finding Goes against His Religion
Family fights to keep man on life support--TORONTO - The family of a Toronto man who was declared brain dead after suffering an asthma attack has obtained a temporary injunction to keep him on life support while it fights to have his death certificate...
Family Testifies about Pain of Searching 24 Years for Missing Aboriginal Woman
A 24-year search for missing Aboriginal woman--MEMBERTOU, N.S. - The 78-year-old Mi'kmaq elder cradles the grainy photo of his lost daughter laminated on his smart phone -- a reminder of his hope to find her one day.It's black and white, but Virginia...
Feds Preview Peacekeeping Plan with Money for Women's Rights Abroad
Feds offer millions for women's rights abroad--OTTAWA - The Trudeau government offered a taste of its peacekeeping plan on Wednesday by promising millions in funding for women's rights abroad, even as signs point to an actual mission coming soon.The...
--Fifteenth NewsWatch-
---(US-Bike-Path-Attack) (Audio: 120)Those who knew the man accused in the truck attack that killed eight people in New York City yesterday say he was argumentative, seemed to harbour radical views and saw his work life spiraling down.Ibrahim Matari,...
--Fifth NewsWatch-
---(Manhattan-Shooting)The suspect accused of killing eight people and injuring others along New York's Hudson River in yesterday's vehicle attack is from Uzbekistan and has been living legally in the U-S since 2010.Officials believe Sayfullo Saipov...
--First NewsWatch-
---(US-Manhattan-Shooting)Police say Tuesday's attack in Manhattan along a popular riverside bike path was perpetrated by a lone man they consider a terrorist.U-S President Donald Trump derided the suspect as "sick and deranged."A man drove a rented...
Florida Governor Offers No Transfer Hope for Canadian Jailed 31 Years
Governor offers Canadian lifer no transfer hope--TORONTO - The governor of Florida offered no glimmer of hope on Wednesday to family and supporters of a Canadian man who wants to be transferred to Canada after 31 years in prison in the Sunshine State.While...
--Fourteenth NewsWatch-
---(US-Trump-Immigration) (Audio: 112)New York's governor has come out swinging against some of U-S President Donald Trump's tweets.The tweets criticized Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer's immigration policy, which Trump says was responsible for allowing...
--Fourth NewsWatch-
---(Manhattan-Shooting)The president of Uzbekistan has sent his condolences to U-S President Donald Trump and offered his country's assistance in investigating yesterday's deadly attack in New York.Eight people were killed and 11 others were seriously...
Goalie Price Unfazed by Weak Stats; Glad That Canadiens Have Found Scoring Touch
Price unfazed by unflattering stats--BROSSARD, Que. - There are big, ugly numbers next to Carey Price's name this season but the Montreal Canadiens goaltender isn't sweating over it."I've never been a statistics guy -- I said that even when my stats...
HBC Should Accept Unsolicited $4.5B Offer for German Real Estate: Investor
HBC should accept $4.5B real estate deal: investor--TORONTO - An activist investor wants Hudson's Bay Co. to "seriously consider" a bid it values at $4.49 billion for the Canadian retailer's German department store chain and other real estate assets...
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory of 3 P.M. Wednesday, Nov. 1
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...
Highlights of Ontario's New Marijuana Legislation
Highlights of Ontario's marijuana bill--TORONTO - Ontario's proposed marijuana legislation will, if passed, establish regulations to govern the sale of recreational pot in the province. Here are some highlights of the new bill:--Sets the legal age to...
Highway Crash Highlights Emotional Risks for First Responders Combing through Wreckage
Highway crash highlights emotional risks for first responders--TORONTO - As first responders searched for bodies in the wreckage of more than a dozen vehicles involved in a deadly Ontario crash, experts warned that such traumatic experiences place them...
How a $6M Ferry Service Highlights Newfoundland's Overspending Crisis
How a $6M ferry highlights N.L. overspending--ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - A $6-million ferry service to the little island that Ruby Kean has always called home is highlighting Newfoundland and Labrador's overspending crisis.The year-round service to St. Brendan's...
Is There Too Much Emphasis on STEM Fields at Universities?
Is there too much emphasis on STEM fields at universities?--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...
It's Time for Action, OPP Commissioner Tells Trucking Industry after Fatal Crash
It's time for action, head of OPP tells trucking industry--TORONTO - The trucking industry needs to take a close look at the way it conducts business in the aftermath of a deadly multi-vehicle crash that authorities believe was caused by a transport...
Jewish Groups Question Census Results Showing Dramatic Population Decline
Jewish groups question census results--OTTAWA - The country's Jewish community appears to have seen its most dramatic decline in decades, with newly released census data suggesting more than half of Canada Jews disappeared over a five-year period.The...
Keeping It Fun off the Ice Has Sarnia Sting Rolling with 13 Straight Wins
Keeping it light has Sarnia Sting winning--Putting on equipment in the Sarnia Sting's locker-room can be a hazardous business. Any piece of padding could be booby trapped, ready to leave you soaked."I don't want to give away some of the boys, but we've...
Ken Dryden, Carol off on the Long List for B.C. Non-Fiction Award
Ken Dryden, Carol Off up for B.C. non-fiction award--Ken Dryden, Carol Off and Tanya Talaga are among the 10 authors whose books are on the long list for the lucrative BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction.The award, which is open to non-fiction...
Laura Babcock Had Intense Fear of Death since Childhood, Court Hears
Babcock struggled with fear of death, court hears--TORONTO - It took an Ontario prosecutor 10 minutes to read through a lifetime of pain for Laura Babcock.Jill Cameron walked the jury in the murder trial through the young woman's mental health records,...
Liberal Info Bill Could Hinder Indigenous Land Claim Efforts, Watchdog Tells MPs
Bill could hinder Indigenous claims: czar--OTTAWA - The Trudeau government's proposed changes to the Access to Information Act could hamper efforts to settle Indigenous land claims, the federal information watchdog says.Legislation that would give government...
Majority of WestJet Encore Pilots Sign Union Membership Cards, Association Says
Most WestJet Encore pilots sign union cards: ALPA--OTTAWA - An "overwhelming" majority of pilots with WestJet's Encore regional service have signed union membership cards, the Air Line Pilots Association said Wednesday.The Canada Industrial Relations...
Many Playoff Questions Still Exist Heading into Final Week of CFL Regular Season
Many CFL playoff races going down to the wire--There's no shortage of intrigue heading into the final week of the CFL regular season.Three of the four games are meaningful and will have a direct bearing on the final standings, home dates and matchups....
Missing, Murdered Inquiry Calls for Creation of National Police Task Force
Inquiry calls for national police task force--OTTAWA - The federal government needs to set up a national police task force to investigate missing and murdered Indigenous women, commissioners heading a much-maligned inquiry into the crisis urged Wednesday...
Moor, Vazquez Questionable for Toronto FC's Rematch with New York Red Bulls
Moor, Vazquez questionable for Toronto FC--Toronto FC defender Drew Moor and playmaker Victor Vazquez, who both left Game 1 of the MLS Eastern Conference semifinal early with injuries, are feeling better but are still questionable for Sunday's rematch...
Most Actively Traded Companies on the TSX
Most actively traded companies on the TSX--Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (up 3.74 points to 16,029.33, a record high):Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED). Health care. Up 31 cents,...
National Audio 11:25 AM ET
National Audio 11:25 AM ET--NAT065 - (US-Bike-Path-Attack-Trump) WASHINGTON. x-15s. The U-S Senate's top Democrat is hitting back after President Donald Trump faulted him for an immigration program that Trump says allowed the man in the deadly New York...
National Audio 12:55 PM ET
National Audio 12:55 PM ET--NAT079 - (US-Bike Path Attack) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) NEW YORK. x-04s. The N-Y-P-D says handwritten notes by the suspect in a terrorist attack that killed eight people on a New York City bike path essentially said the Islamic...
National Audio 1:55 PM ET
National Audio 1:55 PM ET--NAT089 - (NS-NAFTA-Jobs) HALIFAX x-11s. Nova Scotia's trade minister is warning that one of the province's largest employers is under threat if Donald Trump's proposed changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement are...
National Audio 2:25 PM ET
National Audio 2:25 PM ET--NAT093 - (Highway-400-Fatal) COOKSTOWN, Ont. x-23s. Ontario Provincial Police say at least three people have died in a 14-vehicle pileup that sent a wave of flames down a highway north of Toronto and saw motorists run for their...
National Audio 2:45 AM ET
National Audio 2:45 AM ET--NAT001 - (US-Obama-Summit) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) CHICAGO. x-32s. (Ryan Burrow) Prince Harry opened up about his upbringing yesterday at a forum in Chicago hosted by former U-S president Barack Obama. (WA) (SOURCE:ABC)--NAT002...
National Audio 3:05 PM ET
National Audio 3:05 PM ET--NAT102 - (US-Trump-Immigration) WASHINGTON. x-17s. The U-S Department of Homeland Security says the suspect in the New York City truck attack entered the United States in 2010 under the diversity visa program. Homeland Security...
National Audio 3:45 PM ET
National Audio 3:45 PM ET--NAT111 - (US-Trump-Immigration) NEW YORK. x-14s. U-S President Donald Trump Trump that Democrats and U-S Senator Chuck Schumer were responsible for a diversity immigrant visa program he says was used by the alleged N-Y-C attacker...
National Audio 4:05 AM ET
National Audio 4:05 AM ET--NAT007 - (US-Manhattan-Shooting-Colbert) (EXTENDED) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) NEW YORK. x-29s. Stephen Colbert opened last night's "Late Show" with a comment on yesterday's terror attack in New York City that killed at least eight...
National Audio 4:05 PM ET
National Audio 4:05 PM ET--NAT114 - (UN-Cuba) NEW YORK. x-32s. (Warren Levinson) The United Nations has voted against the American embargo of Cuba. (WA) (SOURCE:The Associated Press)---NAT115 - (NS-Auditor-Environment) HALIFAX. x-11s. Nova Scotia's auditor...
National Audio 5:35 PM ET
National Audio 5:35 PM ET--NAT125 - (US-Trump-Immigration) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) WASHINGTON. x-06s. U-S President Donald Trump blamed one Democrat for an immigration program that was backed by both parties and was signed by a Republican president. White...
National Audio 5:45 AM ET
National Audio 5:45 AM ET--NAT022 - (US-Trump-Russia-Probe) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) WASHINGTON. x-34s. (Lana Zak) Officials from Facebook, Twitter, and Google will face a second day of questioning today by panels in U-S Congress trying to determine the...
National Audio 7:15 PM ET
National Audio 7:15 PM ET--NAT138 - (University-Online-Breach) ABBOTSFORD, B.C. x-17s. The personal information of more than two dozen students at the University of the Fraser Valley in B-C has potentially been breached online. Spokesman Dave Pinton...
National Audio 8:25 AM ET
National Audio 8:25 AM ET--NAT040 - (Ont-Highway-400-Fatal)(WATCH FOR DATING) COOKSTOWN, Ont. x-10s. Ontario Provincial Police say at least two people have died in a 14-vehicle pileup north of Toronto that has caused a massive fire and closed a stretch...
National Audio 9:45 AM ET
National Audio 9:45 AM ET--NAT049 - (Ont-Highway-400-Fatal) COOKSTOWN, Ontario. x-16s. At least two people have died in a fiery 14-vehicle pileup on a highway north of Toronto. Ontario Provincial Police Sergeant Kerry Schmidt says two fuel tanker trucks...
NDP Says Documents Show Health Care Impact Ignored in Saskatchewan Bus Shutdown
NDP says health care ignored in bus shutdown--REGINA - Government documents show health officials in Saskatchewan raised questions about shutting down the provincial bus company, saying it had been used "almost exclusively" to ship chemotherapy drugs...
NDP Wants Libs to Drop Pension Bill Which They Say Puts Minister in Conflict
NDP says Libs should withdraw pension bill--OTTAWA - The Trudeau government seems intent on proceeding with a pension bill which opposition parties maintain puts Finance Minister Bill Morneau in a blatant conflict of interest.New Democrats gave the government...
New Brunswick Sets 19 as the Minimum Age for Marijuana Consumption
N.B. sets 19 as minimum age for cannabis use--FREDERICTON - The New Brunswick government is setting 19 as the minimum legal age for cannabis use.Health Minister Benoit Bourque said Wednesday it's the right age to make an informed decision, and matches...
New David Suzuki Foundation CEO Ready to Seek Legal Right to Healthy Environment
New CEO named for David Suzuki Foundation--VANCOUVER - A former official with an international humanitarian group is the new chief executive officer of the David Suzuki Foundation.Stephen Cornish says he is honoured to play a part in what he calls an...
--Nineteenth NewsWatch-
---(Bike-Path-Attack) (Audio: 148)A public defender representing the suspect in the Manhattan bike path attack says it's important to let the judicial process play out.Lawyer David Patton represents Sayfullo Saipov (sah-EE'-pahv), who's accused of killing...
--Ninth NewsWatch-
---(US-Bike Path Attack) (Audio: 61)New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says the Uzbek immigrant accused of mowing down people along a bike path was radicalized in the U-S.After they shot and wounded the suspect, police found a note inside the rented Home...
Nova Scotia 'Failing' on Environmental Project Monitoring, Auditor General Says
Environmental project monitoring weak: report--HALIFAX - Nova Scotians should be concerned that the provincial government does not monitor many industrial projects to ensure they comply with their environmental terms, Auditor General Michael Pickup says.In...
Nova Scotia Minister Headed to Washington amid Growing Concern over NAFTA Talks
NAFTA talks threaten Michelin jobs: N.S.--HALIFAX - One of Nova Scotia's biggest employers, tire-maker Michelin North America, is under threat if Donald Trump's proposed changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement are adopted, the province's trade...
Nova Scotia Tory Leader Jamie Baillie Steps Down, Says Party Needs 'Fresh Face'
N.S. Tory leader Baillie steps down--HALIFAX - The man who rebuilt the Nova Scotia Progressive Conservatives from a bruised and battered third-place party into a strong official opposition is stepping down.Jamie Baillie, who became party leader in 2010...
NWT Premier Says South Has to Stop Calling Shots on Northern Development
Leave North to develop: premier--OTTAWA - Northwest Territories Premier Robert McLeod says it is offensive and patronizing for southern Canadians to tell northerners they can't benefit from oil and gas development because it's time to save the planet.McLeod...
OHL Roundup: Kole Sherwood's Four-Point Outing Leads Rangers over Otters
OHL Roundup: Rangers down Otters 7-3--ERIE, Pa. - Kole Sherwood had two goals and two assists as the Kitchener Rangers downed the Erie Otters 7-3 on Wednesday in Ontario Hockey League action.Cole Carter and Connor Bunnaman also had two goals apiece for...
Only 5% of Canadian Tech Companies Have Female Chief Executives: Report
Tech sector has few women in upper ranks: report--TORONTO - A new report says just five per cent of Canadian technology companies have a female founder and a similar fraction have a woman as CEO, figures which suggest the industry's gender diversity...
Ontario Introduces Pot Legislation with Steep Fines for Illegal Dispensaries
Ontario introduces pot legislation--TORONTO - Businesses that illegally sell recreational marijuana after the government of Ontario sets up its own shops could be fined up to $1 million under legislation tabled Wednesday.One of the main aspects of the...
--Ontario Update-
---(Weinstein-Lawsuit-Cda)An Ontario actress is seeking millions of dollars in damages in a planned civil suit against disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.The actress, who cannot be named, alleges Weinstein sexually assaulted her nearly two...
--Ontario Update-
---(Highway-400-Fatal)Premier Kathleen Wynne says the government will be taking a hard look at a horrific multi-vehicle pileup on a highway north of Toronto that has left at least three people dead.Wynne expressed her condolences to the families of the...
Ottawa Senators Searching for Answers to Fix Struggles on Home Ice
Senators looking to fix home-ice struggles--OTTAWA - Home ice hasn't exactly been an advantage for the Ottawa Senators this season.After eight games the Senators are just 2-2-4 in the confines of the Canadian Tire Centre. In comparison, Ottawa is 3-0-1...
Parliament Audio 12:35 PM ET
Parliament Audio 12:35 PM ET--P06 - (MMIW-Inquiry) OTTAWA. x-12s. In a new report, the commissioners of the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls says federal government policies resulted in an eight-month delay in setting up the...
Parliament Audio 4:45 PM ET
Parliament Audio 4:45 PM ET--P10 - (Immigration-Levels) OTTAWA. x-20s. Immigration to Canada is set to increase over the next three years, reaching 340-thousand people a year by 2020. The immigration plan released today by the federal government will...
Payette Takes on Climate Change Deniers and Horoscopes at Science Conference
GG takes swipes at climate deniers, horoscopes--OTTAWA - One month into her new job as Canada's Governor General, Julie Payette is taking on fake news and bogus science.Payette was the keynote speaker at the ninth annual Canadian Science Policy Convention...
Photo Advisory Addition
Photo Advisory addition--The Canadian Press photo advisory addition for Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017. Entries with an estimated photo transmission time (EST) are staffed by The Canadian Press or Associated Press photojournalists. ADDITION: DENVER, Colo--Denver...
Pike's Plastic Plight: Alberta Man Frees Fish Cinched in Two by Bottle Wrapper
Fisherman frees fish from plastic wrapper--CALGARY - Adam Turnbull has been catching fish in the South Saskatchewan River for 17 years and had never seen anything like it.Turnbull, 28, was reeling in a northern pike near his home in Medicine Hat, Alta.,...
Poloz Says Bank of Canada Won't Speculate on Possible Impact of NAFTA Talks
Central bank won't speculate on NAFTA: Poloz--OTTAWA - The governor of the Bank of Canada says that to avoid fuelling speculation, the central bank is resisting any in-depth study of what the sudden death of the North America Free Trade Agreement could...
Porn Not to Blame for Public Health Issues
Porn not to blame for public health issues--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.___Authors:...
Prairie Audio 12:20 PM MT
Prairie Audio 12:20 PM MT----PR03 - (Alta-Fish-Trapped)MEDICINE HAT, Alberta. x-20s. A southern Alberta fisherman is raising awareness about the dangers of throwing away garbage and its effect on wildlife. Adam Turnbull caught a northern pike in the...
Prairie Audio 4:10 PM MT
Prairie Audio 4:10 PM MT----PR08 - (Sask-Legis-STC)REGINA. x-09s. Government documents show health officials in Saskatchewan raised questions about shutting down the provincial bus company, which had been used to ship chemotherapy drugs and blood to...
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