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ADVISORY-B-C Calendar
Here is Tuesday's B.C. calendar:x-ABBOTSFORD - The next court date for Oscar Arfmann, charged with first-degree murder in connection with the shooting of Abbotsford police Const. John Davidson. (9:30 a.m. at Courtroom 103, Abbotsford Law Courts, 32203...
Advisory on Canadian Press Series on Pot and the Black Market
Advisory on series on pot and the black market--EDITORS:The countdown is on towards the legalization of recreational marijuana next July and the debate about the best way to sell, price, tax and market legalized pot is continuing among advocates, governments...
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 Guide: Think before You Appropriate
A guide: Think before you appropriate--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:...
Alberta Still on Track for $10.3B Deficit, but Signs Point to Growing Economy
Alberta still on track for $10.3B deficit--EDMONTON - Alberta remains on track to rack up a $10.3-billion deficit this year but Finance Minister Joe Ceci says the economy is rebounding and it's time public sector workers step up to help keep it going."Alberta...
Apologies in Commons for LGBTQ Injustices
Trudeau, others apologize for LGBTQ injustice--OTTAWA - Some quotes on the federal government's apology to the LGBTQ community for past injustices:"For the oppression of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and two-spirit communities, we apologize....
Argos Celebrate Improbable CFL Championship Win at Rally in Toronto
Argos celebrate Grey Cup win at rally--TORONTO - Cheering fans and jubilant members of the Argonauts packed Toronto's Nathan Phillips Square on Tuesday as the team celebrated its CFL-record 17th Grey Cup win.Veteran quarterback Ricky Ray carried the...
'A Role for Humour in Reconciliation:' Walking Eagle Satire News Site Taking Off
Walking Eagle finds role for humour in reconciliation--WINNIPEG - The name, perhaps, is the place to start."It's a very corny old joke," said Tim Fontaine, the man behind a new and increasingly popular Indigenous online news satire site called Walking...
Atlantic Update
(NS-Slain-Officer)Emotions were raw at the trial of a Halifax man accused in the death of off-duty Truro police officer Catherine Campbell.Members of Campbell's family wept as the jury was shown video of a body found in brush in an area near Halifax's...
--Atlantic Update-
(NS-Tire-Burning)Lafarge Canada says it has spent 830-thousand dollars to install emissions monitoring systems at a plant in Nova Scotia where it hopes to burn tires.Spokesman Rob Cumming says a proposed one-year pilot project at the company's Brookfield...
B.C. Real Estate Association Predicts Further Dip in Home Sales in 2018
Real estate experts see further drop in B.C. sales--VANCOUVER - The British Columbia Real Estate Association predicts continued cooling of the provincial housing market in 2018, but it cautions would-be home buyers that prices likely won't soften. The...
--B-C Update-
------(BC-Budget-Update)B-C's finance minister says the province is still on track for a balanced budget, despite revisions to its financial forecast.Carole James says higher spending on wildfires, cost pressures at the Insurance Corporation of B-C and...
Canada's Women's Soccer Team Ends 2017 Season with 3-2 Win over Norway
Canada beats Norway 3-2 in women's soccer--MARBELLA, Spain - Substitute Adriana Leon scored the game-winning goal as Canada stormed back from a 2-0 deficit with three second-half goals in a 3-2 exhibition win over Norway on Tuesday.Captain Christine...
Canadian Man Accused in Yahoo Hack Pleads Guilty in American Court
Canadian accused in Yahoo hack pleads guilty--A Canadian man pleaded guilty in an American court Tuesday to nine charges stemming from a massive breach at Yahoo that authorities said was directed by Russian intelligence agents and affected about 500...
Canadian Rock Legends Rush Inspire Names for New Termite-Dwelling Microbes
Microbes named after Canadian rock legends Rush--VANCOUVER - What do a trio of Canadian rock icons have in common with microbes living in the guts of termites?Researchers at the University of British Columbia say the tiny organisms have long, hair-like...
Canadian Rugby Captain Kelly Russell Announces Retirement after Storied Career
Canadian rugby icon Kelly Russell retires--TORONTO - Kelly Russell, a hard-hitting high-flying forward who helped Canada to some of its finest rugby moments, has announced her retirement from the international game.As a sevens player, the 30-year-old...
Canadians Want to Be Freed from Provincial Alcohol Monopolies: Poll
Canadians want beer barriers banished--MONTREAL - As the Supreme Court prepares to hear a landmark case on provincial beer and liquor monopolies, a new poll indicates Canadians overwhelmingly want to tear down trade barriers to alcohol -- and any other...
Canadian Women Kick off High-Profile Rugby Sevens Season, Looking to Win It All
Canadian women open big rugby sevens season--His hand partially forced by injury, Canada coach John Tait has injected youth into his squad for the season-opening stop in Dubai on the 2017-18 HSBC World Rugby Women's Sevens.Bianca Farella and Charity...
Cannabis Laws a Boon for Lawyers and Likely to Further Clog Justice System
New marijuana laws boon for lawyers--MONTREAL - McGill University law professor Daniel Weinstock says he heartily recommends his students take up criminal law in order to take advantage of the country's new, strict cannabis laws."There is going to be...
Capsule for Fecal Transplant as Good as Colonoscopy to Treat C. Difficile: Study
Capsule for fecal transplant effective: study--TORONTO - When it comes to treating Clostridium difficile with a fecal transplant -- yes, human poop -- swallowing a frozen capsule appears to have far less of an "ick factor" and works as well as delivering...
Celebrity Birthdays for Nov. 28
Celebrity birthdays for Nov. 28--Celebrity Birthdays for Nov. 28:Motown Records founder Berry Gordy Jr. is 88.Gary Troxel of the '50s pop group The Fleetwoods is 78.Singer-songwriter Bruce Channel is 77.Singer Randy Newman is 74.Movie director Joe Dante...
Cops Blast Montreal Mayor over Her Openness toward Memorial for Shooting Victim
Police criticize Montreal mayor over memorial--MONTREAL - The union representing Montreal police officers criticized Mayor Valerie Plante on Tuesday for saying she is open to the idea of creating a memorial for a young man shot dead by police in 2008.A...
Cops Recorded Mocking Woman with Down Syndrome Plead Guilty to Misconduct
Cops who mocked woman with Down syndrome plead guilty--TORONTO - Two Toronto police constables who were recorded mocking a 29-year-old woman with Down syndrome last year have learned a "valuable yet shameful lesson," a police prosecutor told a disciplinary...
Couche-Tard Hasn't Given Up Hope of Selling Cannabis in Western Canada: CEO
Couche-Tard holds out hope for pot sales--MONTREAL - Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. hasn't given up hope of selling cannabis as some Western Canadian provinces turn to the private sector for over-the-counter sales, the convenience store operator's CEO...
Court Denies CSIS Request for Telecom Subscriber Info of Possible Future Targets
Spy agency loses bid for subscriber info--OTTAWA - A federal judge has rejected the Canadian Security Intelligence Service's request to obtain basic information about unknown phone and internet subscribers who may come to the spy agency's attention in...
Dalhousie Students Offered Emergency Hijab Kits after Women Report Attacks
Emergency hijab kits on hand at Dalhousie--HALIFAX - The Dalhousie Student Union is offering emergency hijab kits after Muslim women on campus reportedly had their head coverings pulled off and spat on, but the university says it doesn't expect the kits...
Defence Tells Court Woman Had Consensual Relationship with B.C. Ex-Mountie
Ex-Mountie had consensual relationship: defence--VANCOUVER - A lawyer for a retired RCMP inspector accused of sexually assaulting a civilian employee says the complainant consented to a relationship with his client.David Butcher told provincial court...
Early Signs Show Vulnerabilities to High Debt, Housing Have Eased: Central Bank
Exposure to high debt, housing have eased: BoC--OTTAWA - The Bank of Canada is flagging the steady climb of household debt and still-hot housing markets as the financial system's top vulnerabilities -- but it's also seeing some early signs of improvement.In...
Economic Recovery in Oil Provinces Helps Lower National Vacancy Rate: CMHC
Canadian vacancy rate falls to 3%: CMHC--The economic recovery in Western Canadian oil-producing provinces contributed to the first decrease in the national apartment vacancy rate in three years, the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation said Tuesday.In...
Edmonton Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli Says There's 'No Easy Answer' to Fixing Woes
Oilers GM says 'no easy answer' to fix problems--EDMONTON - The 2017-18 NHL season has felt like "death by a thousand cuts" for Edmonton Oilers general manager Peter Chiarelli.And there is no magic pill to cure the team's troubles, he said Tuesday.In...
--Eighteenth NewsWatch-
---(Yahoo-Security-Breach)A Canadian man has pleaded guilty to nine charges related to a massive hack of Yahoo emails.Karim Baratov was sent to face charges in San Francisco this summer, after waiving his right to an extradition hearing.He was arrested...
Elephant Conservationists Call on Canada to Step Up to Protect Iconic Beasts
Elephant trophies legal to import in Canada--OTTAWA - In the last decade, Canadians have legally imported more than 2,600 trophy animals that are on an international list of endangered species.The imports also include thousands of animal skins, skulls,...
--Eleventh Newswatch-
---(LGBTQ-Apology-Expungements)The federal Liberals have tabled a bill to expunge gay sex convictions.The bill is a key element of the government's bid to make amends to people who have suffered discrimination due to their sexual orientation or gender...
ExxonMobil's Hebron Platform Pumps First Oil off Newfoundland and Labrador
Hebron platform pumps first oil off N.L.--ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - First oil has been pumped at the $14-billion Hebron offshore oil platform off Newfoundland and Labrador, officials with ExxonMobil Canada announced Tuesday.The company said the platform extracted...
Feds Face New Pressure to Help Hobbled Newspaper Industry amid More Shutdowns
Feds face new pressure to help newspapers--Ottawa is coming under fresh pressure to find a way to save the ailing Canadian newspaper industry, although the Liberals remain steadfast in their argument that the solution lies in the transition to digital...
--Fifteenth NewsWatch-
---(LGBTQ-Apology) (Audio: P09)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the so-called "gay purge" of members of the L-G-B-T-Q community from military or government positions in the 1950s to the early 1990s was nothing short of a witch hunt.In a historic apology,...
--Fifth NewsWatch-
---(LGBTQ-Apology)(Audio:21)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will stand in the House of Commons after question period today and deliver a government apology to the L-G-B-T-Q community.The apology stems from the so-called "gay purge" of several decades ago...
Finance Minister Morneau Rejects Tory Insinuation, Threatens Legal Action
Finance minister fires back at Tories--OTTAWA - Finance Minister Bill Morneau is threatening to sue the Conservatives for suggesting he used his inside knowledge of a pending tax change announcement in 2015 to sell off stocks before their value dropped.On...
--First NewsWatch-
---(Cannabis-Legislation)Liberal legislation to legalize marijuana has been given final approval in the House of Commons.Bill C-45 passed last night by a vote of 200-to-82, marking what Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould called an ''important milestone''...
Former Mountie Accused of Selling Drugs in Toronto Can't Be Tried in Saskatchewan
Former Mountie no longer facing drug charges--SWIFT CURRENT, Sask. - A former Saskatchewan Mountie is no longer facing charges of drug trafficking.Justice T.J. Keene has ruled that the courts in Saskatchewan have no jurisdiction to hear the charges.Michael...
--Fourteenth NewsWatch-
---(LGBTQ-Apology) (Audio: P04)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada's government betrayed members of the L-G-B-T-Q community through a "cruel and unjust" campaign of oppression from the 1950s to the early 1990s.Trudeau issued a formal apology to...
--Fourth NewsWatch-
---(Poll-Interprovincial-Trade)(Audio:23)A new poll suggests most Canadians think it's time to tear down trade barriers to alcohol across provincial lines.The online Ipsos Public Affairs poll of 11-hundred Canadians commissioned by the right-leaning...
Full English Text of Prime Minister's Apology to Members of LGBTQ Community
Text of prime minister's LGBTQ apology--OTTAWA - Following is the text of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's apology in the House of Commons for the federal government's past treatment of members of the LGBTQ community.___One of the greatest choices a person...
Grassy Narrows Pleads for Governments to Build and Fund Mercury Treatment Centre
Grassy Narrows seeks mercury treatment centre--TORONTO - Leaders from a Northern Ontario First Nation urged the federal and Ontario governments to commit to building and funding a mercury treatment centre in their community ahead of a meeting with them...
Green Party Celebrates 'Absolutely Astounding' Win in Prince Edward Island
Greens' win in P.E.I. 'absolutely astounding'--CHARLOTTETOWN - The Green party has pulled off an unprecedented electoral victory in P.E.I., doubling its standings in the legislature and potentially signalling a surprising shift in the political landscape...
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory of 3 P.M. Tuesday, Nov. 28
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...
Home Capital Vows to Defend Itself from Possible $70M Short Seller Claim
Home Capital receives draft claim by West Face--TORONTO - Home Capital Group Inc. said Tuesday it has received a draft statement of claim from a partnership managed by West Face Capital Inc. containing allegations of misrepresentation.The alternative...
'I'm Going to Be Lost,' 87-Year-Old Ontario Woman Says after Local Paper Closed
Small towns decry newspaper closures--When Joan Aikins moved to Barrie, Ont., in 1954, she turned to the city's paper for everything from local news to deals on diapers for her newborn child.Four years later, when the Barrie Examiner became a daily paper,...
In the News Today, Nov. 28
In the news today, Nov. 28--Eight stories in the news for Tuesday, Nov. 28------PM TRUDEAU SET TO APOLOGIZE TO LGBTQ COMMUNITYPrime Minister Justin Trudeau will deliver an apology in the House of Commons today for discrimination faced by members of the...
Kathleen Wynne Calls $12B in Savings in PC Platform 'Ridiculous'
Wynne calls savings in PC platform ridiculous--TORONTO - The Progressive Conservatives' suggestion that $12 billion could be cut from Ontario's budget is "ridiculous," Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne says as her party crystallizes its criticisms against...
Lack of Contracts for Davie Shipyard an 'Injustice,' Says Quebec Premier
Couillard says Davie needs more federal money--QUEBEC - The lack of federal contracts for the Davie shipyard near Quebec City is an "injustice," Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard said Tuesday as he urged Ottawa to send a strong signal to workers at the...
Lawyer Raises Sex-Fantasy Theory at Man's Trial in Death of N.S. Police Officer
Lawyer raises sex-fantasy theory at murder trial--HALIFAX - A defence lawyer appeared to suggest Tuesday that an off-duty police officer died accidentally during a consensual sexual encounter inside a Halifax apartment after encouraging Christopher Garnier...
LGBTQ2 Apology Is a Good Start, but It's Not Enough
LGBTQ2 apology is a good start, but it's not enough--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...
Liberal Government Launched Phoenix with 'No Oversight' in Place; Qualtrough
Phoenix costs above $600 million; minister--OTTAWA - The estimated cost of stabilizing Phoenix, the federal government's snafu-stricken civil service pay system, has already exceeded $600 million and will likely continue to climb, the minister responsible...
Liberals Table Bill to Expunge Gay Sex Convictions, Part of LGBTQ Apology
Bill to expunge gay sex convictions tabled--OTTAWA - The federal Liberal government has introduced legislation that would allow people to apply to have their criminal convictions for consensual sexual activity between same-sex partners erased from the...
Lindsey Vonn Prepared to Pay Steep Price to Race Men in Lake Louise
Vonn renews bid to race men in Lake Louise--LAKE LOUISE, Alta. - Lindsey Vonn would sacrifice the women's World Cup in Lake Louise, Alta., next year to compete against men.Turned down by the world governing body of her sport five years ago, the American...
Loblaw on the Defensive as the Amazon Bogeyman Lurks
Loblaw on the defensive as the Amazon bogeyman lurks--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...
Loss to Fiji Takes Its Toll on Canada Ahead of Key World Cup Qualifying Series
Canada hurting ahead of Uruguay rugby series--Canada's 57-17 weekend rugby loss to Fiji appears to have been a costly one.Centre Ciaran Hearn, fullback Andrew Coe and winger Taylor Paris were all injured in the game against the hard-hitting Pacific Islanders...
Man Accused in B.C. Police Officer's Death Appears in Abbotsford Court
Man accused in B.C. officer's death appears in court--ABBOTSFORD, B.C. - A man charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a British Columbia police officer appeared for the first time in court on Tuesday.Oscar Arfmann, 65, of Alberta,...
Man Jailed for Violent Attacks on Alberta Women Says He Is Not Ready for Parole
Man jailed for attacks says not ready for parole--CALGARY - A Saskatchewan man who was jailed for brutal attacks on two women in southern Alberta agrees that he should not receive day or full parole.In 2013, the Alberta Court of Appeal declared Cory...
Michelle Obama and Joe Biden in Toronto for Separate Speaking Engagements
Michelle Obama, Joe Biden speak in Toronto--TORONTO - Two prominent figures in U.S. politics were north of the border in Toronto on Tuesday for separate speaking engagements that were both closed to the media.Former first lady Michelle Obama spoke about...
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 (16,029.64, down 12.48 points)Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Healthcare. Down 40 cents, or 4.85 per cent,...
'Most Loving:' Memorial Held for Saskatchewan Woman Attacked in Alley in 2014
Memorial held for woman attacked in alley in 2014--PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. - A memorial service was held Monday night to celebrate the life of a Saskatchewan woman who captured the public eye after she survived a brutal beating, a sexual assault and being...
National Audio 1:15 PM ET
National Audio 1:15 PM ET--NAT056 - (Que-Gun-Rally) MONTREAL. x-20s. Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante is asking organizers of a pro-gun rally to call off a planned demonstration at a memorial site for the 14 women who were killed at Ecole Polytechnique...
National Audio 1:45 PM ET
National Audio 1:45 PM ET--NAT060 - (Small-Town-Newspapers) THOROLD, On. x-14s. Ordinary residents, politicians and journalists say the closure of more than 30 newspapers across the country -- the vast majority in Ontario -- represents a huge loss to...
National Audio 2:35 AM ET
National Audio 2:35 AM ET--NAT001 - (Cda-Bali-Volcano) JIMBARAN, BALI. x-21s. One of several Canadians trapped in Bali because of an erupting volcano that prompted the closure of the island's international airport says he may have to wait until the end...
National Audio 3:35 PM ET
National Audio 3:35 PM ET--NAT077 - (ENT-TV-Shatner-Condo) (FOR PRODUCTION) UNDATED. x-33s. William Shatner says he would like an Ontario condo developer to make a donation to his charity to settle a dispute over the use of his name and image to promote...
National Audio 6:15 AM ET
National Audio 6:15 AM ET--NAT021 - (LGBTQ-Apology) UNDATED. x-34s. (Karen Rebot (REE'-boh)) It is shaping up to be a historic day for Canadians in the L-G-B-T-Q community -- and those who came before them -- as the government is about to issue a long-awaited...
--Nineteenth NewsWatch-
---(SCC-New-Justice)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to appoint a new judge to the Supreme Court of Canada, with an announcement expected Wednesday morning.The appointment will ensure the nine-member court remains at full strength when Chief Justice...
--Ninth NewsWatch-
---(EU-Britain-Royal-Engagement) (Audio: 42)Kensington Palace has announced that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will have a May wedding in St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle.The 15th-century chapel is as historic, but more intimate, than Westminster...
North Korea Nuclear Crisis: Canada, U.S. to Co-Host Big International Meeting
Canada, U.S. to co-host North Korea meeting--WASHINGTON - Canada will assist the United States in co-hosting a major international meeting on North Korea in an attempt to find a non-military solution to a nuclear crisis, which escalated Tuesday with...
Ontario Audio 12:55 PM ET
Ontario Audio 12:55 PM ET--R02 - (Grassy-Narrows)TORONTO. x-13s. Leaders from a Northern Ontario First Nation are urging the federal and Ontario governments to commit to building and funding a mercury treatment centre in their community. Grassy Narrows...
Ontario Provincial Park Closed by Land Claim Demonstration Partially Reopens
Ontario park closed by demo partially reopens--GRAND BEND, Ont. - A southwestern Ontario provincial park has partially reopened to the public after being closed earlier this month due to what police said was a demonstration related to a land claim.Pinery...
--Ontario Update-
---(Wynne-China-Vietnam)Premier Kathleen Wynne says trade missions like the one she's currently on are crucial for building ties to other countries.Wynne spoke from China, where officials say more than one-billion dollars in agreements have been secured...
--Ontario Update-
---(Ont-PC-Platform)Premier Kathleen Wynne is taking issue with the Progressive Conservatives' suggestion that 12 billion dollars could be cut from Ontario's budget.The Liberal premier, who is currently on a trade mission in China, says she finds that...
Parliament Audio 2:35 PM ET
Parliament Audio 2:35 PM ET--P03 - (Morneau-Ethics) OTTAWA. x-34s. (Terry Pedwell) Federal finance Minister Bill Morneau is daring the Opposition Conservatives to step outside. (WA) (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)--P02 - (Morneau-Ethics) OTTAWA. x-11s. Federal...
Parliament Audio 3:55 PM ET
Parliament Audio 3:55 PM ET--P06 - (LGBTQ-Apology) (shorter version of cut P04) OTTAWA. x-09s. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is apologizing on behalf of the federal government for perpetrating decades of discrimination against members of the L-G-B-T-Q...
Parliament Audio 4:05 PM ET
Parliament Audio 4:05 PM ET--P09 - (LGBTQ-Apology) OTTAWA. x-24s. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has apologized on behalf of the federal government for perpetrating decades of discrimination against members of the L-G-B-T-Q community. Trudeau told the...
Photo of Bones Burning in Incinerator Focus of Testimony in Babcock Murder Trial
Bones in photo likely from animal: archeologist--TORONTO - A photograph of what appears to be bones burning inside an animal incinerator was the focus of testimony Tuesday in the trial of two men accused of killing a young Toronto woman whose body has...
--Prairie Update-
(Missing-Plane)A search was scaled back last night in southeastern British Columbia for a small plane that disappeared on a flight from Penticton to Edmonton.Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre spokeswoman Lt. Melissa Kia says the search was paused as...
--Prairie Update-
(Alta-Fiscal-Update)Alberta remains on track for a 10.3-billion-dollar deficit this year, but Finance Minister Joe Ceci (SEE'-see) says the economy is on the rebound.Ceci presented the second-quarter update to the 2017-18 budget, saying "Alberta is back...
Prep-Agriculture-Report
(Sask-Animal-Protection)Saskatchewan has announced amendments to the province's Animal Protection Act.They include broadening the definition of animal distress and giving animal protection officers the ability to issue corrective action orders.It will...
Prep-LifeWatch
---(Streptococcus-Outbreak)Health officials in London, Ontario have issued an alert, saying nine people have died in an ongoing invasive group A streptococcus outbreak.The outbreak was declared more than 18 months ago and the Middlesex-London Health...
Privatizing Ontario Electricity Companies Would Help Lower Rates: Report
Report calls for privatization of hydro companies--TORONTO - One of the largest chambers of commerce in Canada is calling for wider privatization of electricity distribution companies to increase competitiveness in an attempt to drive down costly Ontario...
QMJHL Roundup: Abramov Lifts Tigres over Phoenix 4-3 with Overtime Goal
QMJHL: Abramov lifts Tigres over Phoenix--SHERBROOKE, Que. - Vitalii Abramov scored 3:22 into overtime to lift the Victoriaville Tigres over the Sherbrooke Phoenix 4-3 on Tuesday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action.Chase Harwell, Jimmy Huntington...
Quebec Gun Lobby Group Backtracks on Plan for Rally at Polytechnique Memorial Site
Gun group backtracks on Polytechnique plan--MONTREAL - Amid swift and widespread outrage, a pro-gun lobby group backtracked Tuesday on a plan to hold a rally at a memorial site for the 14 women who were killed at Ecole polytechnique in 1989.A spokesperson...
Saskatchewan Government Proposes Zero Tolerance for Drug-Impaired Driving
Zero tolerance proposed for drug-impaired driving--REGINA - The Saskatchewan government is proposing zero tolerance for drug-impaired driving.The proposed legislation introduced by Joe Hargrave, minister responsible for Saskatchewan Government Insurance,...
Scotiabank Q4 Profit Up, Submits $2.9-Billion Offer for Chilean Bank
Scotiabank profit up as it eyes Chilean bank--TORONTO - The Bank of Nova Scotia is doubling down on Chile with a $2.9-billion offer to buy a majority stake in a Chilean bank, as the Canadian lender's latest quarterly profits rose despite a drop in trading...
Season Opens in Lucrative Lobster Fishery: 'It's a Lot of Boats on the Water'
Season opens in lucrative lobster fishery--YARMOUTH, N.S. - It is one of the country's most lucrative fisheries -- and on Tuesday about 1,500 fishing boats laden with lobster traps headed out onto the water in darkness along Nova Scotia's southwest coast.Fisheries...
--Second NewsWatch-
---(LGBTQ-Apology)Canadians in the L-G-B-T-Q community are about to receive a landmark apology.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will deliver an apology today in the House of Commons as his government is reportedly preparing to earmark more than 100-million...
--Seventeenth NewsWatch-
---(US-Yahoo-Security-Breach)A 22-year-old Canadian man has pleaded guilty to nine charges in connection to the massive hack of Yahoo emails in 2014.Karim Baratov was arrested in Hamilton in March under the Extradition Act after being indicted by American...
--Seventh NewsWatch-
---(LGBTQ-Apology)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will deliver an official apology today for the so-called "gay purge" which resulted in job losses and systemic persecution of Canada's L-G-B-T-Q community.The Canadian Press has learned more than 100-million...
--Sixteenth NewsWatch-
---(LGBTQ-Apology-O'Regan) (Audio: P12)Veterans Affairs Minister Seamus O'Regan says as an openly gay, happily married man, he doesn't go one day go by without thanking in his heart the efforts of L-G-B-T-Q activists who fought for today's formal federal...
--Sixth NewsWatch-
---(LGBTQ-Apology)The Liberal government will announce more than 100-million dollars in compensation today for those in the L-G-B-T-Q community who lost jobs and faced systemic persecution.It comes as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gets set to apologize...
Slumping Senators Carry Six-Game Losing Skid into Lengthy Road Trip
Senators slump into seven-game road trip--OTTAWA - If the Ottawa Senators are going to find a quick remedy for their sagging fortunes, it will have to come on the road.The Senators (8-8-6) have yet to win since a two-game series against the Colorado...
Softwood Lumber: Canada Takes Its Complaint to the World Trade Organization
Canada takes softwood complaint to WTO--WASHINGTON - Canada is taking its softwood lumber case to the World Trade Organization, setting in motion a potentially years-long fight against the United States before the international commercial body.The Canadian...
Spending Pressures Mean Smaller Surplus for B.C. Budget: Minister
B.C.'s budget surplus is smaller than planned--VICTORIA - Finance Minister Carole James says she's optimistic about British Columbia's bottom line even though the budget will have a smaller surplus.The 2017-18 budget has a projected surplus of $190 million,...
SportsCall Audio 4:30 AM ET
SportsCall Audio 4:30 AM ET--NAT018 - (SPORTS-BKN-Mavericks-Spurs) SAN ANTONIO. x-14s. The San Antonio Spurs celebrated Tony Parker's first game of the season by beating the Dallas Mavericks 115-108. Mavericks centre Dirk Nowitzki says the Spurs are...
SportsCall Audio 7:10 PM ET
SportsCall Audio 7:10 PM ET--NAT103 - (SPORTS-FBN-Giants-Manning) EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. x-17s. The New York Giants will change quarterbacks for the first time in more than 13 years, when Geno Smith gets the start in place of Eli Manning on Sunday against...
Still Recovering from Grey Cup Heartbreaker, Stampeders Now Enter Uncertain Off-Season
Stampeders will have different look in 2018--CALGARY - The Calgary Stampeders plan to field a new team next year, but coach Dave Dickenson says any roster changes have nothing to do with Sunday's heartbreaking 27-24 loss to the Toronto Argonauts in the...
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