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Activists Applaud Vote to Remove Cops from Toronto Schools
Activists welcome move to remove cops from TDSB schools--TORONTO - A group of activists called on the Ontario government to ban the practice of stationing uniformed police officers at high schools across the province after the Toronto District School...
ADVISORY-Atl-Calendar
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ADVISORY-B-C Calendar
Here is Thursday's B.C. calendar:DELTA - Fraser Health and the Delta Hospital Foundation launch construction on the expanded diagnostic services facility. (10 a.m. at Delta Hospital, 5800 Mountain View Blvd. )SURREY - Federal public service workers at...
Advisory-Prairie-Calendar
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Alberta Running Back Ed Ilnicki Named U Sports' Most Outstanding Player
Alberta's Ilnicki takes home Hec Crighton Trophy--HAMILTON - University of Alberta running back Ed Ilnicki won the Hec Crighton Trophy as the top player in Canadian varsity football on Thursday as U Sports announced its year-end awards.Ilnicki, a five-foot-10,...
Alberta Triple Murder Suspect Challenged by Co-Accused's Lawyer at Trial
Murder suspect challenged by friend's lawyer--RED DEER, Alta. - A central Alberta man accused of killing his parents and sister is sticking to his story that his friend pulled the trigger and that he failed to go to police out of fear that he would...
Anti Money-Laundering Centre Crunches Data in Fight against Fentanyl
Fintrac crunches data in fentanyl fight--OTTAWA - Canada's anti-money laundering agency is helping fight the scourge of fentanyl by tracing the illicit movement of funds tied to the deadly drug.Barry MacKillop, interim director of the federal Financial...
Argonauts Look to Stop Stampeders' Double Whammy Ground Game in Grey Cup
Argos look to keep Stamps offence in check--OTTAWA - Stopping Calgary's two-pronged running attack may be key to pulling off an upset win for the Toronto Argonauts in the Grey Cup game.The Stampeders can give the ball to a bulldozer like Jerome Messam...
Argos Starter Ray's Focus Is on Grey Cup, Not His Football Future
Ray's focus on Grey Cup, not football future--OTTAWA - Ricky Ray's laid-back personality has helped him deal with Grey Cup week's hot-button topic: His football future.The 15-year veteran quarterback leads the Toronto Argonauts into the CFL title game...
Atlantic Audio 3:25 PM AT
Atlantic Audio 3:25 PM AT--AT01 - (NS-Auditor-Health)HALIFAX. x-16s. Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil came out swinging today at the province's auditor general over a report that is critical of how the province communicates its health care strategy....
Atlantic Update
(NS-Slain-Officer)Testimony continues today in the trial of a 29-year-old Halifax man accused with the second degree murder of Truro police Constable Catherine Campbell.The jury was told yesterday the off-duty officer was seen kissing and embracing Christopher...
--Atlantic Update-
---(Atl-Trudeau)Justin Trudeau says one of the hardest parts of being prime minister is that he isn't able to take part in quintessentially Canadian outings like a trip to Tim Hortons.Trudeau told an off-the-cuff radio interview in Charlottetown this...
BC Audio 10:15 AM ET
BC Audio 10:15 AM ET--BC04 - (Childhood-Cancer)TORONTO. x-16s. A national advanced genetic testing program fuelled by Terry Fox's dream is helping treat young Canadians with cancer. The project -- called Terry Fox Precision Oncology for Young People...
B.C. Conservation Officers Free Deer of Hammock Tangled in Antlers
Conservation officers free deer of purple hammock--PRINCE RUPERT, B.C. - Hammy the deer is no longer wearing the latest in antler adornments after conservation officers in Prince Rupert, B.C., caught up with the animal on Thursday.The adult buck earned...
B.C. Lottery Corp. Given More Oversight to Monitor Casinos amid Review
B.C. lottery corp. gets more oversight for casinos--VICTORIA - The British Columbia government is giving its provincial lottery corporation more teeth to monitor the gaming industry amid concerns about money laundering in casinos.Attorney General David...
B.C. New Democrats Invite Public Input on Electoral Reform; Liberals Cry Foul
Public to build B.C. electoral reform vote--VICTORIA - British Columbians are invited to help shape a referendum planned for next fall that could reform the province's voting system in time for the next election in 2021.Attorney General David Eby said...
--B-C Update-
(BC-Police-Involved-Shooting)Police say a 33-year-old man has been hospitalized following an apparent officer-involved shooting in Mission.Corporal Frank Jang with the Integrated Homicide Investigations team says R-C-M-P received a call yesterday morning...
-B-C-Update
------(BC-Highway-Closure)A stretch of the Trans-Canada Highway in the eastern Fraser Valley is not expected to re-open until tomorrow after a mudslide on the busy corridor left vehicles and rail traffic backed up.Fraser Valley Regional District spokeswoman...
BeaverTails Apologizes to Calgary Food Writer over Trademark Flap
BeaverTails trademark flap reaches sweet conclusion--CALGARY - A trademark flap over a popular deep-fried Canadian treat has reached a sweet conclusion.BeaverTails Pastry in Montreal has apologized to a Calgary food writer who renamed her homemade version...
Canada Begins Long Road to FIBA World Cup, Tokyo Olympics with Game against Bahamas
Canada begins long road to FIBA World Cup--HALIFAX - Veteran centre Joel Anthony remembers what it was like the last time Canada earned a spot at the FIBA World Cup. He wants to experience that again, especially with the 2019 tournament also serving...
Canada Looks to Continue Climb Up World Rugby Rankings in Fiji Test Match
Canada moving up in world rugby rankings--Three games into his tenure as Canada rugby coach, Kingsley Jones can take satisfaction in seeing movement up the world rankings.On the back of their 37-27 comeback win over No. 20 Spain on Saturday, the Canadian...
Canadian Bobsledders Eager to Build on Memorable Three-Medal Showing
Canadian bobsledders hungry for more medals--WHISTLER, B.C. - Chris Le Bihan hunkered down at his Calgary office with staff members last Friday to watch Canada's bobsledders compete at the season's second World Cup stop.By the time the sliders walked...
Canadian Initiative Fuelled by Terry Fox's Dream May Be Only Hope for Young
National initiative may be only hope for young--VANCOUVER - Seeing children suffering with cancer when he was being treated himself broke Terry Fox's heart and inspired his Marathon of Hope.Now, those efforts have fuelled a unique initiative to give...
Canadian Press Year-End Coverage Plans
Canadian Press year-end coverage plans--Editors,Each year, The Canadian Press produces a collection of stories intended for use when the news agenda slows around the holidays. Here is this year's plan, subject to change. We will continue to update this...
Celebrity Birthdays for Nov. 23
Celebrity birthdays for Nov. 23--Celebrity Birthdays for Nov. 23:Actress Elmarie Wendel ("3rd Rock From The Sun," ''George Lopez") is 89.Movie producer-director Robert Towne is 83.Actor Franco Nero is 76.Actress Susan Anspach is 75. Screenwriter Joe...
CFL Annis Stukus Award Winners List
CFL Annis Stukus Award winners list--CFL Coach of the Year (Annis Stukus Award)2017 _ Marc Trestman, Toronto Argonauts.2016 _ Dave Dickenson, Calgary2015 _ Rick Campbell, Ottawa2014 _ John Hufnagel, Calgary2013 _ Corey Chamblin, Saskatchewan2012 _ Scott...
CFL Most Outstanding Canadian Award Winners
CFL Most Outstanding Canadian Award Winners--CFL Most Outstanding Canadian Award Winners2017 _ Andrew Harris, RB, Winnipeg2016 _ Jerome Messam, RB, Calgary2015 _ Brad Sinopoli, WR, Ottawa2014 _ Jon Cornish, RB, Calgary2013 _ Jon Cornish, RB, Calgary2012...
CFL Most Outstanding Defensive Player Award Winners
CFL Most Outstanding Defensive Player Award Winners--CFL Most Outstanding Defensive Player Award Winners2017 _ Alex Singleton, LB, Calgary2016 _ Solomon Elimimian, LB, B.C.2015 _ Adam Bighill, LB, B.C.2014 _ Solomon Elimimian, LB, B.C.2013 _ Chip Cox,...
CFL Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman Award Winners
CFL Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman Award Winners--CFL Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman Award Winners2017 _ Stanley Bryant, Winnipeg 2016 _ Derek Dennis, Calgary2015 _ SirVincent Rogers, Ottawa2014 _ Brett Jones, Calgary2013 _ Brendon LaBatte,...
CFL Most Outstanding Player Award Winners
CFL Most Outstanding Player Award Winners--CFL Most Outstanding Player Award Winners2017 _ Mike Reilly, QB, Edmonton2016 _ Bo Levi Mitchell, QB, Calgary2015 _ Henry Burris, QB, Ottawa2014 _ Solomon Elimimian, LB, B.C.2013 _ Jon Cornish, RB, Calgary2012...
CFL Most Outstanding Rookie Award Winners
CFL Most Outstanding Rookie Award Winners--CFL Most Outstanding Rookie Award Winners2016 _ James Wilder, Jr., RB, Toronto2016 _ DaVaris Daniels, WR, Calgary2015 _ Derel Walker, WR, Edmonton2014 _ Dexter McCoil, LB, Edmonton2013 _ Brett Jones, OL, Calgary2012...
Changes to Passive Income Rules Could Net Feds $6 Billion, PBO Says
Watchdog tests passive income changes--OTTAWA - The federal government could eventually rake in up to $6 billion annually in new revenue as a result of a proposed change in the tax rules for incorporated small businesses, Parliament's budget watchdog...
CORRECTION-B-C-Update-
STATIONS: Please replace the latest B-C Update with the following.(ADDS first name and pronouncer for Curtis Sagmoen in second story and corrects timing of voir dire in third story) (BC-Highway-Closed)Two separate mudslides have severed Highway 1 between...
Couillard Denounces Adidas Store Manager's Comments on French Language
Couillard denounces store manager's comments--Quebec's premier has criticized the manager of an Adidas store who reportedly told a Montreal crowd he would say a few words in French at an event to accommodate the city's francophone media.The manager's...
Cracking the Code of Lake Louise Course Not Easy, Say Canada's Downhillers
Canada's skiers say Lake Louise track tricky--LAKE LOUISE, Alta. - Some consider it easy, but Canada's World Cup downhill course can make a fool of those who disrespect it.At 3.1 kilometres long, with a vertical drop of 826 metres, the track in Lake...
Diplomatic Solution to North Korean Crisis Could Come through Cuba: Trudeau
Cuba could be conduit to North Korea: Trudeau--CHARLOTTETOWN - Justin Trudeau says Canada could play a key role in defusing the tense global standoff with the North Korean regime by working with Cuba, a course of action the prime minister says he discussed...
Dreaded D: Argos Defensive Players Say They Draw Strength from Dreadlocks
Dreaded D: Argos draw strength from long hair--OTTAWA - Bear Woods was still in elementary school when his best friend's mom was diagnosed with breast cancer.Hoping to help in some way, Woods asked his parents for permission to grow his sandy red hair...
--Eighteenth NewsWatch-
---(Asylum-Border)The prime minister says people need more than just a desire for a better economic future if they want refugee status in Canada.About 63-hundred Haitians have crossed illegally into Canada from the United States in recent months to request...
--Eighth NewsWatch-
---(Sears-Canada-Prices)The Competition Bureau is investigating allegations that Sears Canada marked up some prices as liquidation sales started.Sears began the process of liquidating its remaining stores in October after failing to find a buyer.Several...
--Eleventh Newswatch-
---(SD-Keystone-Pipeline-Leak)Calgary-based TransCanada Corporation says it has recovered more than 90-thousand, 800 litres of oil that spilled from its pipeline in South Dakota last week.That's out of an estimated 795-thousand litres that leaked onto...
Eskimos Quarterback Reilly Captures CFL Outstanding Player Honour
Reilly captures CFL outstanding player honour--OTTAWA - Mike Reilly would gladly change places with Ricky Ray.The Edmonton Eskimos quarterback was named the CFL's outstanding player by the Football Reporters of Canada and eight league coaches (77 votes)....
--Fifteenth NewsWatch-
---(Canada-North-Korea) (Audio: 104)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is suggesting Canada could send messages to the government of North Korea through Cuban channels.He says he had conversations with Cuban President Raul Castro when the two men met last...
--Fifth NewsWatch-
---(Sexual-Harassment-Canada) (Audio: 001)Canada's performers' union, ACTRA, will host a meeting this evening in Toronto with other industry stakeholders to talk about sexual misconduct.The meeting comes amid numerous sexual harassment and assault allegations...
--First NewsWatch-
---(Uber-Data-Breach-Cda) (Audio: 002)There is still no word on how many Canadians have been affected by a year-old security breach at Uber.Uber Canada says it working closely with regulatory and government authorities -- including the Federal Privacy...
--Fourteenth NewsWatch-
---(Canada-North-Korea-Trudeau) (Audio: 97)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is talking about Canada defusing the tense global standoff with the North Korean regime by working with Cuba.Trudeau made the comment in response to a question about nuclear war...
--Fourth NewsWatch-
---(Uber-Data-Breach-Cda) (Audio: 002)It's not clear how many of Uber's Canadian customers were affected by a year-old data breach the company only revealed this week.Uber admits hackers stole names, email addresses and mobile phone numbers of 57-million...
Grey Cup Haunted by Brain Injury Risk -- but Doesn't Have to Be
Grey Cup haunted by brain injury risk -- but doesn't have to be--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...
Halifax Men Get Four Months for Prison Assault of Accused Killer Dennis Oland
Halifax men get four months for Oland assault--MIRAMICHI, N.B. - Two Halifax men have been sentenced to four months in jail for assaulting Dennis Oland in a New Brunswick prison last year. Convicted killer Cody Alexander Muise and Aaron Marriott, who...
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory of 3 P.M. Thursday, Nov. 23
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...
Higher Gas Prices Help Boost Retail Sales in September
Higher gas prices help boost retail sales--OTTAWA - Higher gasoline prices helped bump retail sales higher in September, but economists said it appears consumer spending has cooled after a hot start to the year.Statistics Canada said Thursday retail...
Housing Plan Designed to Improve Housing Affordability, Duclos Says
Focus on homes, not shelters: Duclos--OTTAWA - The Liberal government's vision for tackling homelessness and easing the crunch in affordable housing deliberately focuses spending on building and finding homes for low-income Canadians, rather than putting...
Hydro One Considering Use of Pre-Paid Meters for Electricity
Hydro One considering pre-paid meters--TORONTO - Hydro One is considering allowing its customers to use pre-paid meters for their electricity use.The proposal is contained within a massive Ontario Energy Board application, which also asks for a rate...
Internet Activist Says Trudeau Government Should Enshrine 'Net Neutrality' in Law
Activist to PM: make 'net neutrality' the law--TORONTO - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's support of "net neutrality" is encouraging but the concept should be enshrined in federal law to protect it from being dismantled, an open-internet activist said...
In the News Today, Nov. 23
In the news today, Nov. 23--stories in the news for Thursday, Nov. 23------ACTRA TO TACKLE HARASSMENT ISSUEACTRA, the Canadian performers' union, will host a meeting this evening with other industry stakeholders to discuss sexual misconduct. The meeting...
Inuit Want Free Travel over International Waters between Canada, Greenland
Inuit want free travel between Canada, Greenland--Inuit from Canada and Greenland hope to convince at least four governments to let them manage and travel freely over an international stretch of Arctic ocean that's one of the most productive environments...
Jays Conducting Investigation after Six Minor Leaguers Get Doping Suspensions
Blue Jays conducting doping investigation--TORONTO - The Toronto Blue Jays say they are conducting an internal investigation after six players in the team's minor-league system were suspended for using performance-enhancing substances over the past week.Major...
Judge's Failure to Give Reasons Results in New Sexual Assault Trial
Lack of reasons leads to new sex-assault trial--TORONTO - A massage therapist properly convicted of sexually assaulting two women will get a new trial because a judge failed to say why he refused to allow a separate hearing for each charge.In overturning...
Kamloops, B.C., Mayor Says Some Residents Oppose Planned Wildfire Monument
Some in Kamloops, B.C. oppose wildfire monument--KAMLOOPS, B.C. - Questions are being raised in the city of Kamloops over the issue of a monument honouring volunteers who helped thousands of people forced from their homes during last summer's severe...
Liberals Push Cities to Rethink Planning with Launch of 'Challenge' Program
Millions on line in new 'challenge' program--OTTAWA - Cities looking for extra federal cash are being pushed to think outside the box and take some risks as part of a federal challenge that launches today.Infrastructure Minister Amarjeet Sohi is in Calgary...
Maryam Monsef Still Waiting on Citizenship Paperwork after Birthplace Revelation
Monsef still waiting on citizenship paperwork--OTTAWA - More than a year after Maryam Monsef revealed she was not actually born in Afghanistan, as she had previously believed, the Liberal cabinet minister is still waiting for the government to update...
Mudslides Cut Travel on Highway 1 East of Vancouver, Creating Gridlock
Mudslides close Highway 1 east of Vancouver--VANCOUVER - A series of mudslides that rolled over Highway 1 in British Columbia's eastern Fraser Valley won't be completely cleared away until Saturday, the Transportation Ministry said.The muck and debris...
Murder Trial Shown Video of Compost Bin Allegedly Used to Dispose of Cop's Body
Murder trial shown video of compost bin--HALIFAX - A Halifax murder trial was shown a video Thursday of a man rolling a compost bin that was allegedly used to dump an off-duty police officer's body after she was strangled.The Crown has alleged Christopher...
National Audio 10:25 AM ET
National Audio 10:25 AM ET--NAT067 - (US-Thanksgiving-Parade) (WATCH FOR DATING) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) NEW YORK. x-14s. Giant balloons and high-stepping bands are drawing millions for the annual New York Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. First-time parade...
National Audio 12:15 PM ET
National Audio 12:15 PM ET--NAT078 - (Alt-Trudeau) CHARLOTTETOWN x-20s. Justin Trudeau is opening up about the difficulties a prime minister can face in doing commonplace activities like shopping. In an off-the-cuff interview with P-E-I's Ocean 100 radio,...
National Audio 2:05 PM ET
National Audio 2:05 PM ET--NAT094 - (Sask-Party-Abortion) REGINA. x-11s. A candidate in the race for premier of Saskatchewan is walking back his anti-abortion comments, saying victims of sexual assault should have access to the procedure. Saskatchewan...
National Audio 2:35 AM ET
National Audio 2:35 AM ET--NAT001 - (Sexual-Harassment-Canada) TORONTO. x-33s. (Victoria Ahearn) Canada's performers' union, ACTRA, will host a meeting this evening with other industry stakeholders to talk about sexual misconduct. (WA) (SOURCE:The Canadian...
National Audio 2:35 PM ET
National Audio 2:35 PM ET--NAT096 - (Atl-Trudeau) CHARLOTTETOWN x-20s. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government is taking aim at those among the super-rich who hide their incomes in offshore accounts. In a speech today in Charlottetown, Trudeau...
National Audio 3:25 PM ET
National Audio 3:25 PM ET--NAT099 - (US-Thanksgiving-Parade) NEW YORK. x-36s. (Julie Walker) There was one balloon mishap along the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade route in New York today. (contains background sound) (SOURCE: The Associated Press)--NAT100...
National Audio 5:15 PM ET
National Audio 5:15 PM ET--NAT108 - (Trump-Thanksgiving) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. x-27s. (Jordyn Phelps) U-S President Donald Trump is celebrating Thanksgiving with his family in Florida. (SOURCE: ABC)--NAT109 - (US-Las-Vegas-Shooting)...
National Audio 5:45 AM ET
National Audio 5:45 AM ET--NAT039 - (US-Texas-Congressman-Nude-Photo) WASHINGTON. x-39s. (Jackie Quinn) A Texas congressman is apologizing after a nude picture of him appeared on Twitter, and there are reports he's fighting back against a woman to whom...
National Audio 6:35 PM ET
National Audio 6:35 PM ET--NAT119 - (BC-Electoral-Reform) VICTORIA. x-16s. B-C Attorney General David Eby says a new website is giving British Columbians an opportunity to shape next fall's electoral reform referendum. Eby says he's baffled by the anti-referendum...
National Audio 7:55 AM ET
National Audio 7:55 AM ET--NAT056 - (US-Thanksgiving-Parade) (NOTE: Parade starts at 9 a.m. EST) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) NEW YORK. x-28s. (Aaron Katersky) This year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is getting ready to go. The parade's famous balloons will...
National Audio 7:55 PM ET
National Audio 7:55 PM ET--NAT128 - (Argentina-Submarine) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-18s. The search for an Argentine submarine with 44 crew members missing for more than a week has taken a sad turn. Correspondent Ian Pannell has the details. ("..this...
National Audio 8:55 AM ET
National Audio 8:55 AM ET--NAT062 - (US-Sexual-Misconduct-Barton) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) WASHINGTON. x-20s. Sexual misconduct allegations continue to shake Washington. The latest allegations involve Texas Republican Congressman Joe Barton, who is apologizing...
Newfoundland and Labrador Announced Weed Will Be Sold through Private Stores
Private stores to sell marijuana in N.L.--ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Newfoundland and Labrador has announced recreational marijuana will be sold through private stores.The provincial government unveiled its plan Thursday, which will see the Crown-owned liquor...
--Nineteenth NewsWatch-
---(Asylum-Border)The prime minister says Canadians must continue to have confidence in the immigration system.The analysis of illegal border crossers -- along with results of their Immigration and Refugee Board hearings -- was the topic Thursday at...
--Ninth NewsWatch-
---(Childhood-Cancer) (Audio: 68)The Terry Fox Research Institute is contributing five-million-dollars to an initiative to help young cancer patients.The program called Terry Fox PROFYLE (profile) -- or Precision Oncology for Young People -- does advanced...
Nova Scotia Not Looking to Open Up Adoption Records, Minister Says
N.S. has no plans to open adoption records--HALIFAX - Nova Scotia's community services minister says the province isn't looking to open up adoption records, even as many other provinces ease access.Kelly Regan said the province took steps a few years...
Now Is the Time to Consider Tax-Loss Selling to Offset Gains, Tax Experts Say
Now is the time to consider tax-loss selling--OTTAWA - Thanks to a rally this fall, the Toronto Stock Exchange is up for the year so far, but that doesn't mean you don't have any losers in your portfolio.Now might be the time to cull those picks that...
N.S. Premier Takes Swipe at Auditor General, Says Leave Policy to Politicians
N.S. premier takes swipe at auditor general--HALIFAX - An auditor general's report critical of how the province communicates its health care strategy appears to have struck a nerve with Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil.In a report released Wednesday,...
Number of Saskatchewan Workplace Fatalities Slightly Lower This Year
Saskatchewan workplace fatalities slightly lower--REGINA - The number of workplace fatalities in Saskatchewan is trending lower so far this year than in 2016.But the Saskatchewan Workers' Compensation Board says the number of lives lost on the job remains...
OHL Roundup: Maxim Golod Scores Shootout Winner to Lift Otters over 67's
OHL Roundup: Otters top 67's 5-4 in SO--ERIE, Pa. - Maxim Golod scored the decisive goal in the sixth round of the shootout to lift the Erie Otters over the Ottawa 67's 5-4 on Thursday night in Ontario Hockey League play.Owen Headrick struck twice in...
Ontario Moves to Allow Indigenous Institutes to Independently Grant Degrees
Ontario to expand Indigenous institutes' role--TORONTO - Ontario is moving toward allowing Indigenous post-secondary institutes to independently grant students degrees and diplomas.The province's nine Indigenous governed and operated post-secondary institutions...
--Ontario Update-
---(Indigenous-Institutes)Ontario is taking the first step toward allowing Indigenous post-secondary institutes to independently grant degrees and diplomas.New legislation would allow for the creation of an Indigenous council to approve the programs...
--Ontario Update-
---(Gas-Plants-Trial)An Ontario court judge says he'll render a verdict in two months in the case of two senior political staffers accused of illegally destroying data in the office of former premier Dalton McGuinty.Judge Timothy Lipson reserved his...
Ottawa-Based Priest from Quebec Suspended in Wake of Sex-Abuse Lawsuit
Quebec priest subject of sex-abuse lawsuit--MONTREAL - An Ottawa-based priest has been suspended after being named in a $2-million sex-abuse lawsuit filed on behalf of students who attended a Catholic boarding school in Quebec's Eastern Townships.The...
Parliament's $5.6M Skating Rink to Stay Open until End of February
Parliament Hill skating rink open longer--OTTAWA - A $5.6-million skating rink constructed on the east lawn of Parliament Hill will remain open to the public until the end of February -- not just for three weeks as initially planned.Just one day after...
Prairie Audio 11:30 AM MT
Prairie Audio 11:30 AM MT----PR02 - (Sask-Party-Abortion)REGINA. x-10s. A candidate in the race for premier of Saskatchewan is walking back his anti-abortion comments, saying victims of sexual assault should have access to the procedure. Saskatchewan...
Prairie Audio 2:30 PM MT
Prairie Audio 2:30 PM MT----PR04 - (Beaver-Tail-Blogger)CALGARY. x-07s. A trademark flap over an iconic Canadian deep-fried pastry has reached a sweet conclusion. Calgary food writer Julie Van Rosendaal (van ROSE-ehn-dahl) posted a recipe to her blog...
Prairie Audio 4:00 PM MT
Prairie Audio 4:00 PM MT----PR06 - (Sask-Marijuana-Survey)REGINA. x-09s. A Saskatchewan government survey suggests most respondents want legal recreational marijuana to be regulated in much the same way as alcohol. The results of the online survey indicate...
Prairie Provinces Take Top 3 Spots in Murder Rates in 2016; 2 Cities in Top 3
Prairie provinces take top 3 spots in murder rates--REGINA - The Prairies occupy two of the top three spots in a category no one wants to lead in -- homicide rates.Statistics Canada has released a survey which shows that in 2016 Saskatchewan was No....
--Prairie Update-
---(Sask-Party-Abortion)A leading candidate to become the next premier of Saskatchewan says he doesn't believe in abortion -- even if a woman becomes pregnant during a sexual assault.Ken Cheveldayoff, a long-time Saskatoon member of the legislature for...
--Prairie Update-
---(Sask-Party-Abortion)A man in the running to replace Brad Wall as premier of Saskatchewan is softening some anti-abortion comments he made earlier.Saskatchewan Party M-L-A Ken Cheveldayoff (shev-uhl-DAY'-off) previously told The Canadian Press that...
Prep-Agriculture-Report
---(Canada-China)Canada's agriculture minister has wrapped up a 10-day visit to China to help drum up increased trade.Lawrence MacAulay says the trip will lead to more exports to China of products such as canola and meat.He says China is Canada second...
Prep-LifeWatch
---(MS-Research)One in every 340 Canadians suffers from multiple sclerosis -- known as "Canada's disease" because the country has the highest prevalence of the neurological condition in the world.Now, Toronto's St. Michael's Hospital says it plans to...
QuickList: Government's Rules for Canada 150 Rink on Parliament Hill
Rules of the rink on Parliament Hill--OTTAWA - Heritage Minister Melanie Joly says a skating rink erected on Parliament Hill to mark the country's 150th birthday will now stay open until the end of February, after critics and the public assailed the...
Record October for New Condo Sales in Greater Toronto as Single-Family Inventory Remains Low
Record October for new condo sales in Greater Toronto--TORONTO - The Building Industry and Land Development Association says the Greater Toronto Area's supply of newly constructed condos last month hit its highest level since it began tracking that data...
Refugee System Isn't for Those Seeking Better Economic Life: Trudeau
Refugee process not for all: Trudeau--OTTAWA - Would-be Canadians need more than just a desire for a better economic future if they expect to be granted refugee status in this country, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday.Trudeau, speaking at...
Regulator Investigating Sears Canada Liquidation Sale Prices: Monitor
Regulator investigating Sears prices--TORONTO - The Competition Bureau is investigating allegations that prices on some merchandise were marked up ahead of the liquidation sales at Sears Canada that began last month, the court-appointed monitor overseeing...
Saskatchewan Pot Survey Suggests Legal Weed Be Regulated Similar to Alcohol
Saskatchewan rolls out marijuana survey results--REGINA - A Saskatchewan government survey suggests most respondents want legal recreational marijuana to be regulated in much the same way as alcohol.The results of the online survey indicate most people...
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