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47% Decrease in Mortgage Loan Insurance Business 'New Normal': CMHC
Mortgage loan insurance down 47% for CMHC--TORONTO - Canada's national housing agency said Wednesday that the 47 per cent decline in the country's insured mortgage market year-over-year in the third quarter is the "new normal level."The Canada Mortgage...
ADVISORY-B-C Calendar
Here is Wednesday's B.C. calendar:NORTH VANCOUVER - Capilano University students rally with low-wage workers at the university and deliver a letter and petition calling for a formal Living Wage and Benefits policy on campus. (12 p.m. at Capilano University,...
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...
Alberta Judge, Educator Sheilah Martin Named to Supreme Court of Canada
Sheilah Martin next top court judge--OTTAWA - While strolling in Montreal years ago, Sheilah Martin was surprised to see a book she had written about principles of Quebec law in the storefront window of a popular shop.Martin, who penned the tome as a...
Alberta's Credit Rating Cut after Confirming $10.3B Deficit, $42B Debt
Alberta gets another credit downgrade--EDMONTON - Alberta has been hit with another credit downgrade one day after it confirmed it remains on track for a $10.3-billion budget deficit this year.The credit rating agency DBRS say it has downgraded Alberta's...
A Look at Some of the Cases Involving New Supreme Court Justice Sheilah Martin
Cases involving new Supreme Court judge--OTTAWA - Sheilah Martin of Calgary has been appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada. Here's a look at some of the cases she has worked on since she was called to the bar in Alberta in 1989:Thomas Sophonow Inquiry...
Altidore the Hero as Toronto FC Beats Columbus 1-0 to Return to MLS Cup Final
Altidore the hero as Toronto beats Columbus--TORONTO - After rolling through the regular season, Toronto FC has had to fight tooth and nail to negotiate the MLS playoffs.Pretty soccer has gone out the window. The league leaders have had to batten down...
A Primer: New Supreme Court Justice Joins Elite Eight on Top Bench
New justice joins eight respected colleagues--OTTAWA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has made his second appointment to the Supreme Court of Canada, naming Sheilah Martin to fill the vacancy that will open when Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin retires...
Atlantic Update
(NS-Slain-Officer)The murder trial of a 29-year-old Nova Scotia man has heard that police found a tarp, work gloves and rope in the man's car when they arrested him in the slaying of an off-duty police officer.Christopher Garnier has pleaded not guilty...
Auditor Shrugs off N.S. Premier's Criticisms: 'It's Business as Normal for Us'
Auditor shrugs off N.S. premier's criticisms--HALIFAX - Nova Scotia's auditor general attached a firm figure Wednesday to how worried he is by the premier's suggestions he strayed from his mandate in a report identifying gaps in the province's health...
BC Audio 12:45 PM ET
BC Audio 12:45 PM ET--BC02 - (HKN-Fernie-Leak)FERNIE. x-08s. There's still no word when the only indoor ice arena in Fernie B-C could reopen following the October 17th ammonia leak that killed three men, including a resident of the Calgary area. Fernie...
B.C. Court Grants a Conditional Sentence to Woman in Standoff with Police
Conditional sentence for woman in police standoff--PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. - A woman shot by police three times in an armed standoff in eastern British Columbia has been given a conditional sentence because the Crown says she was also a victim.A Prince George...
B.C.'S Mental Health Detention System Violates Charter Rights: Report
B.C.'s mental health system needs review: report--VANCOUVER - British Columbia needs to overhaul a mental health system that allows psychiatric facilities to detain people with little justification, to deny them access to a lawyer and to take away their...
--B-C Update-
------(BC-Electoral-Reform)B-C's New Democrats and Greens say they will both campaign in favour of electoral reform ahead of next fall's referendum to change the province's voting system.The minority N-D-P government, supported by three members of the...
Canada's Chef De Mission Nicholson Celebrates Paralympic Growth 100 Days Out
Pyeongchang Paralympics open in 100 days--TORONTO - Todd Nicholson has two favourite memories from his five Paralympic appearances.The first was his Paralympic debut in 1994 in Lillehammer where it was easy to spot his parents in the stands at Canada's...
Canada Useful to U.S. Hosting North Korea Crisis Meeting, Officials Say
U.S. sees Canada useful with Korea meeting--OTTAWA - The guest list isn't firmed up, the date and location are still to be determined.But the government is billing a major international meeting it will host on the North Korea nuclear crisis as an essential,...
Canadian Astronaut Announces New Experiments for Upcoming Space Mission
Saint-Jacques discusses space station visit--LONGUEUIL, Que. - When Canadian Astronaut David Saint-Jacques boards the International Space Station in November 2018, he'll be involved in groundbreaking experiments on how the body's immune and vascular...
Canadian Men's Sevens Squad Looks to Impress on Field in Bid to Regain Funding
Canadian sevens squad looks to make a point--After a breakthrough campaign that saw their first ever tournament win on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, the Canadian men kick off the 2017-18 season in Dubai on Friday looking to show their worth. They...
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. 29
Celebrity birthdays for Nov. 29--Celebrity Birthdays for Nov. 29:Hall of Fame sportscaster Vin Scully is 90.Canadian jazz guitarist Ed Bickert is 85.Blues musician John Mayall is 84.Actress Diane Ladd is 82.Musician Chuck Mangione is 77.Songwriter Mark...
Closing Arguments in Alberta Triple Murder Trial, Crown Says Both Accused Guilty
Closing arguments in Alberta triple murder trial--RED DEER, Alta. - The trial of two men accused of killing three members of a central Alberta family wrapped up Wednesday with the Crown arguing that both share responsibility for the slayings.Joshua Frank...
'Come from Away' Creators Thinking Big for Their Film Adaptation
'Come From Away' creators on making a movie--TORONTO - They've only just begun working on the script's first draft, but the creators of "Come From Away" say they're bursting with ideas for the cinematic version of their Broadway musical."All of these...
Editorial Exchange: A Terrible Wrong and the LGBTQ+ Apology
Editorial Exchange: A terrible wrong and the LGBTQ+ apology--An editorial from the Halifax Chronicle Herald, published Nov. 29:First and foremost, Tuesday's historic apology by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to Canada's LGBTQ+ community acknowledges the...
Editorial Exchange: Harry and Meghan Are a Royal Couple for the Times
Editorial Exchange: Harry and Meghan are a royal couple for the times--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Nov. 27:It's a thoroughly modern marriage-to-be, an engagement so reflective of the millennial zeitgeist that it might have been conjured...
Editorial Exchange: It's Time for CFL to Acknowledge Link between Concussions and Brain Damage
Editorial Exchange: It's time for CFL to acknowledge link between concussions and brain damage--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Nov. 28:If the Canadian Football League proved one thing at its annual State of the League address in advance...
Editorial Exchange: Ottawa Sits Down at the Housing Table
Editorial Exchange: Ottawa sits down at the housing table--An editorial from the Waterloo Region Record, published Nov. 29:The good news about Justin Trudeau's announcement of a national housing strategy is that it signals Ottawa has finally taken a...
Editorial Exchange: Patrick Brown's Plan Deserves a Serious Look from Voters
Editorial Exchange: Patrick Brown's plan deserves a serious look from voters--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Nov. 27:Good on Patrick Brown and his Progressive Conservatives for spelling out in considerable detail what they intend to do...
Editorial Exchange: Phoenix System Won't Rise Again
Editorial Exchange: Phoenix system won't rise again--An editorial from the Winnipeg Free Press, published Nov. 28:Prime Minister Justin Trudeau played a dirty trick on his rookie Public Services Minister Carla Qualtrough when he dumped in her lap the...
Editorial Exchange: Simple Solution
Editorial Exchange: Simple solution--An editorial from the Charlottetown Guardian, published Nov. 27:This is an editorial that shouldn't have to be written.For years, the world has had an effective vaccine for measles.Yet, after a scare from a since-proven-false...
Editorial Exchange: Surprise, Canadians like Freedoms
Editorial Exchange: Surprise, Canadians like freedoms--An editorial from the New Glasgow News, published Nov. 28:You'd swear that politicians believe Canadian citizens love being regulated into a corner in every aspect of their lives.That's the kind...
Editorial Exchange: Two-Tier Service
Editorial Exchange: Two-tier service--An editorial from the St. John's Telegram, published Nov. 28:The Canadian Revenue Agency says it doesn't play favourites -- at least that there isn't a different standard of treatment for wealthy Canadians and ordinary...
Editorial Exchange: 'When Hope and History Rhyme': Trudeau's Apology Was a Necessary Thing
Editorial Exchange: 'When hope and history rhyme': Trudeau's apology was a necessary thing--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Nov. 28:"Human beings suffer/They torture one another."So observed the Irish Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney in his...
Education Rates, Commute Times and Time at Work All Growing, Census Shows
Census 2016: school, work and commuting--OTTAWA - Canadians are putting in more effort in the classroom, additional time on the job and extra teeth-gnashing minutes on the road getting to and from work, Statistics Canada says in the latest -- and last...
--Eighteenth NewsWatch-
---(Koreas-Tensions) (Audio: 144)The American ambassador to the United Nations says North Korea's latest missile launch brings the world closer to a war the U-S doesn't want.Nikki Haley is calling on all countries to cut all ties with Pyongyang in the...
--Eighth NewsWatch-
---(SCOC-New-Justice) (Audio: P11)A judge of the Courts of Appeal of Alberta, the Northwest Territories, and Nunavut is heading to the Supreme Court of Canada.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has appointed Sheilah Martin, a Montreal native who trained in...
--Eleventh Newswatch-
---(US-Sexual-Misconduct-Garrison-Keillor)Minnesota Public Radio has fired Garrison Keillor over allegations of improper behaviour.The 75-year-old former host of "A Prairie Home Companion'' retired last year from his longtime radio show.Keillor isn't...
Emotional Jean Coutu Says Farewell after Shareholders Approve Sale to Metro
Jean Coutu shareholders approve sale--MONTREAL - Jean Coutu fought back tears as he bid adieu to shareholders Wednesday after they approved the sale of the pharmacy chain he founded to Metro Inc. in a move that could pave the way for expansion beyond...
Entertainment News as of 3 P.M. Wednesday, Nov. 29
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...
'Fans Deserve a Fair Shot:' Alberta Proposes Help for Online Ticket Buyers
Alberta bill fights back against online bots--EDMONTON - Alberta plans to bring in rules to ban ticket-gobbling software bots that shut out individual consumers when they try to buy concert or event tickets online.Proposed legislation introduced Wednesday...
Feds Pledge to Fund Mercury Treatment Facility in Grassy Narrows First Nation
Feds pledge to fund mercury centre on reserve--OTTAWA - The federal government has pledged to fund a treatment centre for an Ontario reserve plagued by mercury contamination.Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott delivered the news to community leaders...
--Fifteenth NewsWatch-
---(Morneau Ethics) (Audio: P17)Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is calling for embattled Finance Minister Bill Morneau to resign.The Tories have been pressing Morneau for answers about the sale of shares in Morneau's family company ahead of a tax change...
--Fifth NewsWatch-
---(US-Matt Lauer-Fired)(Audio:62)There is another prominent firing to report this morning amid allegations of inappropriate sexual behaviour in the workplace.N-B-C has announced it has terminated longtime "Today" show host Matt Lauer.Lauer's co-anchor...
--First NewsWatch-
---(North Korea-Canada)Canada will assist the United States in hosting a major international meeting on North Korea.The meeting -- likely to take place in Canada early in the new year -- will include countries involved in the Korean War and other nations...
--Fourteenth NewsWatch-
---(Morneau-Ethics) (Audio: P19)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau continues to defend his finance minister amid calls for Bill Morneau's resignation.The Opposition parties kept up the pressure on Morneau during Question Period today, once again taking him...
--Fourth NewsWatch-
---(Koreas-Tensions)The United Nations Security Council will meet in emergency session today on the heels of the latest provocative weapons test by North Korea.Pyongyang yesterday said it successfully tested a new, nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic...
Gagnon Puts Her All-Around Ski Skills to the Test in Pursuit of Olympic Medal
Gagnon puts all-around ski skills to the test--LAKE LOUISE, Alta. - Marie-Michele Gagnon has to trust her plan and her talent.The 28-year-old from Lac-Etchemin, Que., wants to ski fast in two very different races to win a medal in February's Winter Olympics...
Gender Gap in STEM Fields Proving Difficult to Close, Say Experts, Census Data
STEM gender gap persists, census shows--MONTREAL - In the basement of McGill University's engineering building, Elizabeth O'Meara punches the word "engineer" into a Google Image search and watches the screen fill with pictures of men in construction...
Hart Ready to Return to World Juniors after Impressive Season with Silvertips
Carter Hart ready to return to Canada's net--The 2017 world junior hockey tournament came to an agonizing end for Canada, something Carter Hart was reminded of frequently.Canada's starting goaltender in its 5-4 shootout loss to the United States in last...
HBC Withholding Info in Deceptive-Pricing Probe, Competition Commissioner Says
HBC accused of withholding info in pricing probe--TORONTO - The Commissioner of Competition has accused Hudson's Bay Co. (TSX:HBC) of possibly withholding tens of thousands of documents in a case of alleged deceptive pricing practices, but the department...
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory of 3 P.M. Wednesday, Nov. 29
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: Statistics Canada's Final Release of 2016 Census Data
Highlights: final release of 2016 census--OTTAWA - Statistics Canada issued its sixth and final batch of 2016 census numbers Wednesday, this one focused on education, labour, journey to work, language of work and mobility and migration. Some highlights:--...
How Scientists Unlock Secrets of the Universe from Deep Underground
How scientists unlock secrets of the universe from deep underground--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...
'I Expect Better:' Police Chief Says 2 More Officers Face Drunk-Driving Charges
More Winnipeg police facing drunk-driving charges--Winnipeg's police chief says he will investigate whether more must be done to fight impaired driving in the city's police force following the arrests of two more officers.Danny Smyth revealed the separate...
Inquest Hears of Teen's Drug Use before His Death at Saskatoon Youth Centre
Inquest hears of teen's drug use before death--SASKATOON - An inquest into the death of a 17-year-old boy who was being held at a Saskatoon youth centre has heard that the day before he died, the teen had told a nurse about using crystal meth in his...
Inspired, Magical, Connected: How Virtual Reality Can Make You Well
Inspired, magical, connected: How virtual reality can make you well--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...
In the News Today, Nov. 29
In the news today, Nov. 29--Six stories in the news for Wednesday, Nov. 29------CANADA, U.S. TO CO-HOST NORTH KOREA MEETINGCanada and the United States will co-host a major meeting on North Korea to seek a non-military solution to a nuclear crisis which...
James Franco's 'The Disaster Artist' Finds Heart Behind Cult Classic 'The Room'
James Franco finds heart in cult hit 'The Room'--TORONTO - James Franco remembers driving around Los Angeles over 10 years ago and seeing mysterious billboards that had been put up by eccentric and enigmatic indie filmmaker Tommy Wiseau."We're talking...
Kyle Lowry Has Season-High 36 Points as Raptors Beat Hornets 126-113
Lowry has 36 points as Raptors beat Hornets--TORONTO - Dwane Casey called his team's third quarter effort on Wednesday night mind-boggling. With the Raptors leading 71-52 at halftime, the Charlotte Hornets came out of the break on a 19-2 run and cut...
Lobster Found off New Brunswick Coast with Image of Pepsi Can on Claw
Lobster found with Pepsi image on claw--GRAND MANAN, N.B. - Fisherman Karissa Lindstrand drinks a lot of Pepsi every day -- so imagine her surprise as she was banding lobster claws and came across a lobster with the image of a Pepsi can on it."It looked...
'Magnetic Pull:' Quadruple Homicide Victims' Loved Ones Embrace outside Court
Quadruple killing case put over until January--CALGARY - A quadruple homicide in Calgary earlier this year has brought together the families of three of the victims.Yu Chieh Liao and Tewodros Kebede are charged with first-degree murder in the death of...
Montreal-Area Mohawk Community Members Challenge 'Marry out, Move Out' Rules
Quebec Mohawks challenge membership rules--MONTREAL - Christopher Fragnito grew up in Chateauguay, Que. -- just outside the Kahnawake Mohawk territory his mother used to call home.Immediately following her marriage to an Italian man about 40 years ago,...
National Audio 1:05 PM ET
National Audio 1:05 PM ET--NAT097 - (Trump-Muslims) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-15s. U-S President Donald Trump is being condemned by civil rights groups and British Prime Minister Theresa May for retweeting a British political group's posts, of...
National Audio 11:35 AM ET
National Audio 11:35 AM ET--NAT085 - (Trump-Muslims) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) WASHINGTON. x-32s. (Karen Travers) U-S President Donald Trump is being broadly criticized for retweeting three unverified, anti-Muslim videos posted by a leader of a far-right...
National Audio 2:45 PM ET
National Audio 2:45 PM ET--NAT110 - (NB-Naloxone-Kits) FREDERICTON x-07s. The New Brunswick government has introduced a naloxone kit program in an effort to respond to the growing epidemic of opioid use in Canada. Matthew Smith, executive director of...
National Audio 3:05 AM ET
National Audio 3:05 AM ET--NAT001 - (Grassy-Narrows) TORONTO. x-31s. (Adam Burns) Leaders from a First Nation in northern Ontario are meeting with federal and provincial cabinet ministers today in Toronto to push for a mercury treatment centre. (SOURCE:The...
National Audio 3:55 PM ET
National Audio 3:55 PM ET--NAT121 - (Cda-Space-Experiments) LONGUEUIL, Que. x-24s. Astronaut David Saint-Jacques (Dah-VEED' Saint-Jacques) dropped in on the Canadian Space Agency today to announce a number of experiments and talk about devices he will...
National Audio 4:05 AM ET
National Audio 4:05 AM ET--NAT024 - (US-Congress-Gun-Control)) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) NEW YORK. x-34s. (Aaron Katersky) Prosecutors from around the U-S converge on Washington D-C today where they're worried about gun legislation advancing through Congress....
National Audio 4:45 AM ET
National Audio 4:45 AM ET--NAT043 - (US-Benghazi-Militant) WASHINGTON. x-30s. (Mike Gracia) A Libyan has been cleared of murder, but was convicted on other charges stemming from the Benghazi attacks. (SOURCE:The Associated Press) --NAT044 - (US-Benghazi-Militant)...
National Audio 5:45 PM ET
National Audio 5:45 PM ET--NAT134 - (Mohawk-Marriage-Lawsuit) MONTREAL. x-14s. Several members of a Mohawk community south of Montreal are in Quebec Superior Court to challenge a membership rule that prevents non-Indigenous people from living on the...
National Audio 6:45 PM ET
National Audio 6:45 PM ET--NAT138 - (Matt-Lauer-Fired) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-13s. More information is being revealed about the claims of sexual misconduct against "Today" Show co-host Matt Lauer. Variety reporter Elizabeth Wagmeister wrote...
National Audio 8:45 AM ET
National Audio 8:45 AM ET--NAT067 - (US-Matt-Lauer-Fired) NEW YORK. x-10s. Another major media figure has been hit with a sexual misconduct allegation. N-B-C News fired longtime "Today" show host Matt Lauer. Co-anchor Savannah Guthrie announced the firing...
National Audio 9:55 AM ET
National Audio 9:55 AM ET--NAT075 - (US-Tampa-Homicides) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-06s. Tampa residents may be breathing a little easier as police there say they have a suspect in custody in a string of killings that terrorized a local neighbourhood....
New Brunswick Distributing Naloxone Kits in Wake of 17 Opioid-Related Deaths
N.B. distributing naloxone in wake of deaths--FREDERICTON - In the wake of at least 17 opioid deaths in New Brunswick this year, the province has introduced a naloxone kit program in response to a growing drug epidemic nationwide."We know that we are...
NHL Hockey Teams Helps Fernie, B.C., Recover from Ice Rink Tragedy
Fernie to build outdoor rink after arena tragedy--FERNIE, B.C. - Residents of a British Columbia city could soon be back on home ice, thanks to the NHL's Calgary Flames.The hockey team's charitable arm, the Calgary Flames Foundation, has donated an outdoor...
--Nineteenth NewsWatch-
---(Koreas-Tensions)America's ambassador to the United Nations says North Korea's launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile brings the world closer to war.Speaking at an emergency meeting of the U-N Security Council on Wednesday, Nikki Haley said...
--Ninth NewsWatch-
---(US-Matt-Lauer-Fired) (Audio: 80)N-B-C News made news this morning by firing longtime "Today'' show host Matt Lauer.The network says it took action following a review of a complaint it received from a colleague on Monday night.But it gave no details...
Older Canadians Forgoing Retirement, Working through Golden Years: Census
Census 2016: More Canadians work past 65--TORONTO - The three months of Bill VanGorder's retirement were among the longest of his career.Lured by the promise of relaxation and spare time, the Halifax resident thought he'd relish the opportunity to walk...
Ontario Moves to Ban Eye Tattooing, Implanting Eye Jewelry
Ontario moves to ban eyeball tattooing--TORONTO - Eyeball tattooing and implanting eye jewelry will soon be banned in Ontario after health professionals urged action to prevent the dangerous procedures.The provincial government has amended a health-care...
Ontario's Courts to Inch toward Modern Age with Wi-Fi, Emailed Jury Summonses
Ontario's courts inch toward modern age--TORONTO - Ontario's antiquated court system will inch toward the modern age, as the attorney general announced Wi-Fi for courthouses, jury summons via email or text and some online divorce filings.The system remains...
Ontario Set for Last Cap-and-Trade Auction before Joining Quebec and California
Ontario set for fourth cap-and-trade auction--TORONTO - Ontario's final cap-and-trade auction before entering a joint market with Quebec and California next year is set for today.The province launched the program aimed at lowering greenhouse gas emissions...
--Ontario Update-
22-year-old Hamilton man is due to be sentenced in a U-S court in February after pleading guilty to charges stemming from a massive breach at Yahoo.American authorities say the hacking attack was directed by two Russian intelligence agents and affected...
--Ontario Update-
---(Courts-Modernization)Attorney General Yasir Naqvi has announced some steps to start moving Ontario's antiquated, paper-based court system into the modern age.Among the measures will be Wi-Fi for courthouses, jury summons by email or text and some...
Parliament Audio 9:05 AM ET
Parliament Audio 9:05 AM ET--P09 - (Census-Working-Seniors) OTTAWA. x-16s. The latest, and final, release of data from the 2016 census shows more Canadians working past the traditional retirement age of 65. Karen Mihorean (mee-HOR'-ee-an) with Statistics...
Penguins Captain Sidney Crosby Says Winning the Cup Gets Harder Every Year
Penguins honoured at Hockey Hall of Fame--TORONTO - It's been more than 30 years since an NHL team has completed a Stanley Cup three-peat.Could the Pittsburgh Penguins end that drought this season?Captain Sidney Crosby says winning the NHL's top prize...
Players Upset at World Rugby Crackdown on Messages Written on Athletic Tape
Players upset at World Rugby crackdown--Canadian Jen Kish has added her voice to players upset that World Rugby is cracking down on personal messages written on athletic tape worn during games."New World Rugby policy that no longer allows players to...
Polak and Andersen Lead Toronto Maple Leafs Past Calgary Flames 4-1
Polak, Andersen, lead Leafs past Flames 4-1--CALGARY - Perhaps Roman Polak's luck is starting to turn around.The Maples Leafs defenceman scored his first goal of the season and Frederik Andersen made 19 saves as Toronto beat the Calgary Flames 4-1 on...
Police Found Tarp, Gloves in Car of Man Charged in Killing of Off-Duty Cop
Police found tarp, gloves in suspect's car--HALIFAX - A tarp, work gloves and rope were among the items found in a car Christopher Garnier was driving when he was arrested in the death of an off-duty police officer, an investigator told a jury Wednesday.Sgt....
Prairie Audio 1:10 PM MT
Prairie Audio 1:10 PM MT----PR05 - (CRIME-Quadruple-Killing)CALGARY. x-07s. A quadruple homicide in Calgary earlier this year has brought together the families of three of the victims. Yu Chieh Liao (YOO'-CHEE' lee-YOW') and Tewodros Kebede (toh-AD'-rohs...
--Prairie Update-
---(Sask-Grain-Rail)Saskatchewan lawmakers are raising concerns about grain movement by rail in the province.N-D-P critic Carla Beck is calling for a moratorium on C-P Rail's proposal to close ten producer car loading sites, saying it would bring the...
--Prairie Update-
(Alberta-Health-Information-Breach)An investigation has found that Alberta Health Services failed to take reasonable steps to protect confidential information about a patient and her daughter.The province's information and privacy commissioner says 49...
Prep-Agriculture-Report
---(Beef-Labour)The Canadian Cattlemen's Association is warning a labour shortage could stand in the way of Canada reaching its food export goals.The association says there continues to be a shortage of people willing to work on farms, feedlots and beef...
Prep-LifeWatch
---(Rocking-Microbes)Iconic Canadian rockers Rush may be big in the music world, but now they're pretty small in the world of microbiology.Researchers at the University of British Columbia have named three new species of microbes after Rush bandmates...
Price Backstops Canadiens 2-1 over Senators for Third Straight Win
Price backstops Canadiens over Sens 2-1--MONTREAL - However poorly Carey Price played early in the season, he is making up for it now.Price made 27 saves for his third win in as many starts since he missed 10 games with a lower body injury as the Montreal...
Privacy Report Says 49 Workers Unlawfully Viewed Info on Calgary Patient
Info on patient, daughter unlawfully viewed: report--CALGARY - Alberta's information and privacy commissioner says 49 health workers unlawfully viewed and used information about a Calgary patient and her daughter in 2015.The investigation started after...
Producer for Vancouver-Shot TV Shows Fired amid Sexual Harassment Allegations
Producer for Vancouver-shot TV shows fired amid allegations--An executive producer for several Vancouver-shot superhero shows has been fired following a "thorough investigation" into allegations of sexual harassment against him.Warner Bros. Television...
QMJHL Roundup: Neveu Scores Late to Lift Huskies over Screaming Eagles
QMJHL Roundup: Huskies edge Screaming Eagles--SYDNEY, N.S. - Jacob Neveu scored the go-ahead goal with two seconds left in the third period to lift the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies to a 4-3 victory over the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles in Quebec Major Junior...
Quebec Member of the Legislature Apologizes for Using N-Word in Front of Students
Quebec MNA apologizes for using N-word--QUEBEC - The longest-serving member of Quebec's legislature has apologized for using the N-word in front of high-school students.Francois Gendron, 73, used the derogatory term in French last month while he was...
RBC Says Mortgage Demand Up Ahead of New Rules, Reports Record Annual Net Income
RBC says mortgage demand up ahead of new rules--TORONTO - Royal Bank of Canada saw an uptick in demand for mortgages this fall as borrowers look to secure loans before tougher rules -- including a stress test -- take effect in the new year, one of the...
Repeat Bad Drivers Can Expect Dramatically Longer Prohibitions in B.C
B.C. to hike penalties for repeat bad drivers--VICTORIA - Street racers and stunt drivers in British Columbia could lose their vehicles for up to 36 months as part of new penalties the province is imposing on bad drivers.The Ministry of Public Safety...
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