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2017-18 National Hockey League Player's Awards List
2017-18 National Hockey League player's awards list--Players' awards for the 2017-18 season as announced Monday by the National Hockey League:STARS OF THE WEEKJan. 8First Star: Patrice Bergeron, C, Boston Bruins; Second Star: Jonathan Bernier, G, Colorado...
2017 Thoroughbred, Standardbred Seasons Were Solid for Woodbine Entertainment
2017 season a solid one for Woodbine--TORONTO - The 2017 thoroughbred and standardbred seasons were good ones for Woodbine Entertainment.The '17 thoroughbred campaign, which covered 132 dates (one cancellation) produced an "all-sources" handle of $500,713,839,...
A Brief Look at Provincial Approaches to Recreational Marijuana Sales
Recreational cannabis sales by province--Saskatchewan is the latest province to outline part of its plan for the sale of cannabis which is to be legalized across the country July 1. Here is a look at other provincial and territorial plans to date:--...
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 Nurses Union Strikes Tentative Deal with Two-Year Wage Freeze
Alberta nurses asked to OK wage freeze--EDMONTON - The union for Alberta's nurses is asking them to ratify a tentative deal that includes job security and a two-year wage freeze.The proposed mediated collective agreement was agreed to on the weekend...
Artemi Panarin Scores in Overtime, Blue Jackets Come Back to Beat Leafs
Panarin, Bobrovsky lead Jackets over Leafs--TORONTO - Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky had a difficult time holding back his smile after his team's come-from-behind victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday.Bobrovsky made 35 saves,...
--Atlantic Update-
---(NS-Fatal-House-Fire)A relative says at least two children are among four people who died in a house fire near Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, and others are still fighting for their lives.Ervin Olsen says his two great-grandchildren died in the house fire...
--Atlantic Update-
---(NS-Fatal-Fire)The local fire chief says it could be days before officials know for sure what caused a house fire in rural Nova Scotia that killed four people -- including at least two young children.West Pubnico fire Chief Gordon Amiro says firefighters...
BC Audio 5:55 PM ET
BC Audio 5:55 PM ET--BC02 - (Marijuana-Environment)EUREKA, CALIF. x-10s. Scientists and regulators in U-S states with legal marijuana say it isn't so green for the environment. A study published by California's Department of Fish and Wildlife found in...
B.C. Taxi Group Urges Province to Take Slow and Cautious Route on Ride Share
B.C. taxi group urges caution on ride share--VANCOUVER - The B.C. Taxi Association says it has found an app to meet customer demands across the province, making the need for ride sharing services like Uber and Lyft unnecessary.But an Uber spokesman said...
--B-C Update-
(BC-Ride-Share-Hearings)Ride hailing will be the focus today as an all-party committee of the legislature meets in Vancouver.New Democrat, Green and Liberal M-L-A's will hear from expert witnesses and debate issues related to bringing services such as...
Best of Friends Today, DeRozan and Lowry Hardly Spoke Their First Year with Raps
DeRozan recalls early days with Lowry--TORONTO - DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry are best of friends, fellow all-stars and Olympians. But DeRozan says the two Raptors had no relationship in their first year together in Toronto.DeRozan was drafted by the...
Boy's Mother Details Plight at Home: 'We're Living in a Nightmare'
Boy's mother details 'nightmare' at home--HALIFAX - A Nova Scotia mother is sharing heartbreaking details about her family's struggles caring for their nine-year-old son with severe autism who suffers from violently aggressive fits."We're living in a...
Celebrity Birthdays for Jan. 8
Celebrity birthdays for Jan. 8--Celebrity Birthdays for Jan. 8:Actor-comedian Larry Storch ("F Troop") is 95.Former "Sunday Morning" host Charles Osgood is 85.Singer Shirley Bassey is 81.Game show host Bob Eubanks ("The Newlywed Game") is 80.Fashion...
Chinese Ban on Foreign Recyclables Hitting Municipal Governments
Canadian trash no longer China's treasure--OTTAWA - A Chinese ban on most foreign recycling material is leaving some Canadian municipalities with stockpiles of papers and plastics, much of which may eventually end up in the dump.The ban is also driving...
Companies Divided on Raising Prices or Slashing Benefits to Handle Wage Hike
Wage hike triggers food industry divide--TORONTO - Signs announcing price increases and letters to employees slashing benefits have grown rampant in Ontario, revealing two very different approaches businesses have gravitated toward in the wake of province's...
Crown Withdraws Perjury Charge against Calgary Police Union President
Perjury charge dropped against head of police union--CALGARY - The president of the Calgary Police Association says his faith in the legal system has been reaffirmed now that both charges against him related to a 2008 arrest have been dropped.Alberta...
CRTC Urged to Hold Public Inquiry into Telecom Industry's Sales Tactics
CRTC urged to probe telecom sales tactics--TORONTO - The CRTC is being urged to hold a public inquiry into the sales practices of the country's major telecommunications service providers.The formal request to the federal regulator comes from the Public...
Daniel Levy on Playing a Pansexual Character on 'Schitt's Creek'
Daniel Levy on pansexual 'Schitt's Creek' character--TORONTO - "Schitt's Creek" co-creator and star Daniel Levy is feeling a particular sense of pride as the hit Canadian comedy, about a riches-to-rags family in a small town, heads into its fourth season.Not...
Dzingel Doing Much More Than Just Dirty Work for Senators' Top Line
Dzingel making most of top-line opportunity--OTTAWA - Ryan Dzingel is happy to do the digging on the Ottawa Senators' top line, but he is showing he has the skill to stay at the top of the depth chart.Dzingel is making the most of his opportunity playing...
Editorial Exchange: Feds Overstep with Summer-Jobs Rules
Editorial Exchange: Feds overstep with summer-jobs rules--An editorial from the Winnipeg Free Press, published Jan. 8:Politicians run for office because they believe they're right about things, and they want to shape society in a way that adheres to...
Editorial Exchange: Minimum Wages Is a Balancing Act
Editorial Exchange: Minimum wages is a balancing act--An editorial from the Corner Brook Western Star, published Jan. 7:What a balancing act it can be when it comes to the hiking of the minimum wage.There's an aim across the country to move the wage...
Editorial Exchange: Ottawa Not Really Trying to Erase the Deficit
Editorial Exchange: Ottawa not really trying to erase the deficit--An editorial from the Halifax Chronicle Herald, published Jan. 5:Canada will run a budget surplus by 2045, the federal finance department projected on the Friday before Christmas. Finance...
Editorial Exchange: Scheer Made the Right Call in Bouncing Beyak
Editorial Exchange: Scheer made the right call in bouncing Beyak--An editorial from the Halifax Chronicle Herald, published Jan. 8:Now independent Senator Lynn Beyak is free to refuse to unpost letters, some clearly racist, that she received supporting...
Editorial Exchange: There's No Place in Parliament for Lynn Beyak's Hateful Views
Editorial Exchange: There's no place in Parliament for Lynn Beyak's hateful views--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Jan. 7:In kicking Senator Lynn Beyak out of the Conservative caucus last week, Andrew Scheer finally did the right thing....
Editorial Exchange: Trudeau Skates by in Trumpworld
Editorial Exchange: Trudeau skates by in Trumpworld--An editorial from the Prince George Citizen, published Jan. 5:Out of sheer gratitude, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau should have sent U.S. President Donald Trump a huge thank-you card for Christmas,...
Editorial Exchange: Trudeau's Staff Failed Him
Editorial Exchange: Trudeau's staff failed him--An editorial from the Hamilton Spectator, published Jan. 8:The private, mid-December meeting between Justin Trudeau and recently-freed hostage Joshua Boyle should never have happened.As Canada's prime minister,...
Editorial Exchange: Widening Wage Gap Shows Tax Fairness Is the Right Priority
Editorial Exchange: Widening wage gap shows tax fairness is the right priority--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Jan. 8:Concerns about the corrosive effects of extreme inequality are nothing new. In the 4th century B.C., for example, Plato...
--Eighteenth NewsWatch-
---(Morneau-Ethics) (Audio: P01)Finance Minister Bill Morneau has been cleared of allegations he benefited from insider information to save half-a-million dollars on the sale of shares in his family's pension management firm.Ethics commissioner Mary...
--Eighth NewsWatch-
---(NS-Fatal-House-Fire)A Nova Scotia man who lost two great-grandchildren in a house fire says a man is fighting for his life in hospital.Ervin Olsen says the children were among four people killed in yesterday's early morning fire in the fishing village...
--Eleventh NewsWatch-
---(Oshawa-Fire) (Audio: 76)Two adults and two children are dead and three other people were rushed to hospital after an early morning fire in Oshawa, just east of Toronto.Fire Chief Derrick Clark says the cause of the fire in the three-storey home,...
Entertainment News as of 3 P.M. Monday, Jan. 8
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...
Ethics Watchdog Clears Finance Minister on Timing of 2015 Stock Sale
Dawson clears Bill Morneau on 2015 stock sale--OTTAWA - The federal ethics commissioner has cleared Finance Minister Bill Morneau of allegations that he and his father benefited from insider information to save half a million dollars on the sale of shares...
Father of Alan Thicke Faces Allegations He Groped Patient's Breasts
Father of Alan Thicke faces sex abuse allegations--An Ontario doctor identified as the father of the late TV star Alan Thicke will face a disciplinary hearing on allegations that he sexually abused a patient who came to him for a pilot's medical exam...
Feds to Start Overhaul of Social Security Tribunal after Latest Review
Feds to start overhaul of benefits tribunal--OTTAWA - Canada's problematic social security tribunal is in for an overhaul, with a renewed focus on serving the people who challenge federal benefit decisions instead of making them jump through administrative...
Female MPs Unsure What #MeToo Movement Means for Parliament Hill: Survey
MPs unsure where #MeToo is headed: survey--OTTAWA - The social media movement known as #MeToo prompted people around the world to share their stories of sexual assault and harassment, but elected women on Parliament Hill appear unsure about where things...
--Fifteenth NewsWatch-
---(Morneau-Ethics)The federal ethics commissioner has good news for Finance Minister Bill Morneau.After weeks of being pounded by the Opposition, Mary Dawson has cleared Morneau of allegations that he and his father benefited from insider information...
--Fifth NewsWatch-
---(NS-Fatal-House-Fire)Investigators will begin probing the ashes and what's left of a family home in southwestern Nova Scotia this morning after the Red Cross says a devastating fire claimed the lives of four people, including at least two children.Police...
--First NewsWatch-
---(NS-Fatal-House-Fire)Investigators will be on the scene this morning to begin figuring out what sparked a deadly fire in a fishing village near Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.The tight-knit Pubnico Head community is in shock after a house fire in the wee hours...
Former Afghanistan Hostage Joshua Boyle Due Back in Court Next Monday
Ex-hostage Boyle back in court next week--OTTAWA - Former Afghanistan hostage Joshua Boyle made a brief video appearance in an Ottawa court Monday on a string of assault charges.Clad in orange coveralls, Boyle said little during the short hearing. His...
Former Saskatchewan Speaker Wants Federal Conservative Nomination in Saskatoon
Former Saskatchewan Speaker wants to run federally--SASKATOON - The former Speaker of the Saskatchewan legislature wants to get into federal politics, saying he plans to seek the nomination in a consistency that's currently represented by a former Conservative...
--Fourteenth NewsWatch-
---(Morneau-Ethics) (Audio: P01)Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau has been cleared of allegations that he and his father benefited from insider information of a tax hike on the rich.Opposition members asked ethics commissioner Mary Dawson to look...
--Fourth Newswatch-
---(NS-Fatal-House-Fire)Investigators will begin the tough work this morning of sifting through the rubble of a burned-out home in southwestern Nova Scotia to figure out what sparked the fire that killed several people.Mounties at the scene in the village...
'Frenzy of Violence:' Alberta Man Avoids Trial, Pleads Guilty to Triple Murder
Alberta man pleads guilty in triple murder--LETHBRIDGE, Alta. - Family members of three murder victims stabbed a total of 244 times in a "frenzy of violence" at a townhouse say they will never fully recover from the senseless attack.Five knives and a...
From Atwood to Vallee and Plummer: Canadian Notes from the Golden Globes
Canadian notes from the Golden Globes--TORONTO - There were no direct Canadian winners at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, but this country was well represented in the show as well as in the main theme of the night -- female empowerment.Here are some...
Harding Not Perfect but Reasonable: Lawyer for One of Lac-Megantic Accused
Lac-Megantic accused not perfect: lawyer--SHERBROOKE, Que. - The engineer of the train that derailed, exploded and killed 47 people in Lac-Megantic didn't act perfectly the night of the tragedy, but he acted reasonably, his lawyer said in his closing...
Higher Prices, Reduced Hours: Restaurants & Minimum Wage Hikes
Higher prices, reduced hours: Restaurants & minimum wage hikes--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...
How Blockchain Can Democratize Green Power
How blockchain can democratize green power--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:...
In-the-News
VANCOUVER - B.C. PREMIER HEADING TO ASIABritish Columbia Premier John Horgan says a 10-day Asian trade mission is meant to help expand the province's economic ties with three of its largest trading partners.His trip to China, South Korea and Japan will...
In the News Today, Jan. 8
In the news today, Jan. 8--Five stories in the news for Monday, Jan. 8------AT LEAST TWO CHILDREN AMONG FOUR DEAD IN NOVA SCOTIA HOUSE FIREThe close knit fishing village of Pubnico Head, Nova Scotia has been shaken to its core by a house fire that killed...
John Herdman to Take over Canadian Men's Soccer Program as Zambrano Exits
Herdman to take over Canadian men's program--TORONTO - John Herdman, who led the Canada's women's soccer team to back-to-back Olympic bronze medals, is taking over the Canadian men's program.He replaces the fired Octavio Zambrano, who was named head...
Kim Jong-Un Is a Gangster: Here's How to Sort Him Out
Kim Jong-un is a gangster: Here's how to sort him out--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...
Lentils, India's Tariff, Key Items as Saskatoon Crop Production Show Kicks Off
Lentils key focus of Saskatoon crop show--SASKATOON - About 20,000 people are expected to attend the 35th annual edition of the Western Canadian Crop Production Show in Saskatoon this week as farmers looks for ways to get around the massive hit from...
Loblaw Places Restrictions on Gift Card Offer after Bread Price-Fixing Scheme
Loblaw places restrictions on gift card offer--VANCOUVER - Consumers who receive a $25 Loblaw Companies Ltd. gift card intended as a goodwill gesture in light of the company's participation in a bread price-fixing scheme may end up with less money from...
Lululemon Raising Fourth-Quarter Guidance Following Holiday Season
Lululemon raising fourth-quarter guidance--VANCOUVER - Lululemon Athletica Inc. is raising its sales and earnings guidance for its fourth quarter.The retailer says it now expects net revenue will be in the range of $905 million to $915 million for the...
Lynn Beyak, Booted from Tory Caucus, Lashes out at Conservative Leader
Ousted senator hits back at Tory leader--OTTAWA - Newly independent Sen. Lynn Beyak is refuting Andrew Scheer's version of the facts surrounding his decision to kick her out of the Conservative caucus -- and blasting his inexperienced leadership.Scheer...
Mass Uncertainty: Almost 200,000 Latinos Left in Limbo after U.S. Announcement
Trump move leaves 200,000 Latinos in limbo--WASHINGTON - Cristian Chavez Guevara gathered his entire family recently to discuss with his wife, mother, and brother what they should do if they suddenly faced the prospect of being deported from the United...
Montreal's Real Estate Market Sizzled in 2017 with Sales Hitting 10-Year High
Montreal real estate was hot in 2017--Montreal was one of Canada's hottest real estate markets last year as low unemployment and economic growth translated into the area's best sales growth in a decade.Total sales in the Greater Montreal Area increased...
Morris, Lawes Jell as a Team Heading into the Olympics in South Korea
Mixed curlers prepare for Olympics--WINNIPEG - They haven't had much time together, but Kaitlyn Lawes and John Morris feel they have really started to jell as they prepare to represent Canada in mixed doubles curling next month at the Olympic Games in...
Naked Truth: Calgary Naturist Group Criticized for Public Pool Tradition
Naturist group in hot water for swim night--CALGARY - Swimming in the buff in a public pool is creating waves in Calgary.Naturist groups across Canada say it's nothing new. They've been renting public pool time for family-friendly swimming events for...
National Audio 10:05 AM ET
National Audio 10:05 AM ET--NAT058 - (China-Sea-Collision) BEIJING. x-20s. Chinese state media reports an oil tanker that caught fire after colliding with a freighter off China's east coast is at risk of exploding and sinking. Chris Bodeen reports authorities...
National Audio 10:45 AM ET
National Audio 10:45 AM ET--NAT063 - (BBC-Equal-Pay) LONDON. x-14s. The B-B-C's China editor has resigned her position in Beijing in protest over the public broadcaster's failure to address inequality of pay between men and women working at the company....
National Audio 1:05 PM ET
National Audio 1:05 PM ET--NAT082 - (Sask-Cannabis) REGINA. x-15s. Sales of cannabis in Saskatchewan will be handled by private retailers and regulated by the government. The province will issue about 60 retail permits to private operators in as many...
National Audio 12:05 PM ET
National Audio 12:05 PM ET--NAT072 - (Sask-Cannabis) REGINA. x-15s. Sales of cannabis in Saskatchewan will be handled by private retailers and regulated by the government. The province says the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority will issue about...
National Audio 1:45 PM ET
National Audio 1:45 PM ET--NAT088 - (BoC-Outlook-Survey) TORONTO. x-08s. A new Bank of Canada survey says companies are more upbeat about the future than they were three months ago with firms planning to boost investment and to hire more workers. Manulife...
National Audio 2:45 AM ET
National Audio 2:45 AM ET--NAT001 - (US-Trump) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) WASHINGTON. x-29s. (Andy Field) Comedians are calling them the Fake-ees, The Fake News awards. U-S President Trump had promised to announce the winners, or as he puts it, "the losers,"...
National Audio 3:05 PM ET
National Audio 3:05 PM ET--NAT097 - (US-Trump-El-Salvador) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) WASHINGTON. x-14s. The U-S Department of Homeland Security confirms that it is ending special protections for Salvadoran immigrants forcing nearly 200-thousand to leave the...
National Audio 3:25 PM ET
National Audio 3:25 PM ET--NAT103 - (US-TV-Critics) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) PASADENA Calif. x-18s. At the Television Critics Press Association tour in Pasadena, California today, upcoming Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel was asked if he was on board with the idea...
National Audio 3:45 PM ET
National Audio 3:45 PM ET--NAT106 - (US-TV-Critics) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) PASADENA Calif. x-07. Upcoming Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel says it's hard to tell how the public will react to the subject of sexual misconduct when he delivers his monologue at the...
National Audio 4:25 PM ET
National Audio 4:25 PM ET--NAT113 - (California-Storms) LOS ANGELES COUNTY. x-07s. The first significant storm of the season is moving into the region recently devastated by California's largest-ever wildfire and other recent blazes. Officials say about...
National Audio 4:45 AM ET
National Audio 4:45 AM ET--NAT016 - (US-Winter-Weather) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) ATLANTA. x-05s. Road crews in the Atlanta area are preparing for another blast of winter weather. State Transportation spokesperson Natalie Dale says traffic will be a little...
National Audio 5:15 PM ET
National Audio 5:15 PM ET--NAT120 - (TEC-Apple-Child-Phone-Addiction) CHICAGO. x-16s. Two major Apple investors have urged the i-Phone maker to help curb smartphone addiction among children. New York-based Jana Partners L-L-C and the California State...
National Audio 5:25 AM ET
National Audio 5:25 AM ET--NAT032 - (US-TEC-Gadget-Show) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) LAS VEGAS. x-12s. The annual C-E-S technology convention gets underway in Las Vegas this week. C-E-S, formerly known as the Consumer Electronics Show, is a place where tens...
National Audio 7:25 PM ET
National Audio 7:25 PM ET--NAT129 - (US-Trump-Russia-Probe) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) WASHINGTON. x-22s. (Andy Field) U-S Special counsel Robert Mueller's team of investigators has expressed interest in speaking with U-S President Donald Trump as part of...
National Veterans Council Takes Aim at Liberals' Pension-for-Life Plan
Veterans take aim at Liberals' pension plan--OTTAWA - The Trudeau Liberals are going into the second half of their mandate facing anger from many disabled veterans over what some are calling a betrayal: the government's new pension plan for those injured...
--Nineteenth NewsWatch-
---(Morneau-Ethics)The Opposition maintains Bill Morneau was wrong to sell his shares shortly before introducing the tax hike.The country's ethics watchdog has cleared the embattled federal finance minister on the timing of a 2015 sale of shares in his...
--Ninth NewsWatch-
---(NS-Fatal-Fire)A man says the father of some of the children killed in a house fire in Pubnico Head, Nova Scotia is fighting for his life.R-C-M-P have not confirmed reports that four children died in the fire early yesterday morning in the small fishing...
Ontario Audio 1:25 PM ET
Ontario Audio 1:25 PM ET--R02 - (Ont-Minimum-Wage)TORONTO. x-13s. Ontario's labour minister says the government is investigating businesses that are alleged to be acting illegally to cope with a minimum wage hike. The minimum wage increased on Jan. 1...
Ontario to Crack Down on Companies Breaking the Law to Cope with Minimum Wage
Ontario investigating minimum wage violations--TORONTO - Ontario is vowing to crack down on companies that break the labour laws as they try to offset the added costs of a higher minimum wage, but some are accusing the Liberal government of scapegoating...
--Ontario Update-
---(WEA-Ont-Snow)Forecasters say today's back-to-school commute is likely to be hampered by snow across southern Ontario.Environment Canada says snow is expected to blanket all of southern Ontario overnight making untreated roads slippery for the morning...
--Ontario Update-
---(Ont-Minimum-Wage)Labour Minister Kevin Flynn says most Ontario businesses are complying with legislation that boosted the province's minimum wage to 14 dollars an hour.But he says the government is investigating those alleged to be illegally going...
Ottawa Urged to Consider Environmental Impacts of Legal Marijuana
Cannabis not so green for environment--VANCOUVER - Dan Sutton always assumed cannabis had to be grown indoors.The former technology professional was new to the marijuana industry in 2012 when he founded Tantalus Labs. The stereotypical image of a large...
Prairie Audio 1:20 PM MT
Prairie Audio 1:20 PM MT--PR06 - (Nudist-Public-Pool)TORONTO. x-9s. Naturist groups across Canada have been renting public pools for private swimming events for years, despite a recent controversy in Calgary. Ron Schout ('SCOUT), president of the Federation...
--Prairie Update-
(Alta-Judge-Comments)An Alberta judge has apologized to a class of second-year law students at the University of Calgary for offensive comments she reportedly made.The Court of Queen's Bench provided the text of Justice Kristine Eidsvik's apology in...
--Prairie Update-
(CRIME-Triple-Murder) (Alta Note)A 24-year-old Alberta man has pleaded guilty to a triple murder in which the victims -- young people aged 18 to 27 -- were stabbed a total of 244 times.Austin Vielle (vee-ELL') entered three pleas to second-degree murder...
Prep-Entertainment Report
---MARY MAGDALENE - "JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR"UNDATED (AP) _ Sara Bareilles (bah-REL'-ihs) will portray Mary Magdalene in the live T-V version of "Jesus Christ Superstar." Bareilles sent out a tweet saying it's a "dream role." She's already getting welcome...
Prep-Music-Report
---OBIT - RAY THOMAS - THE MOODY BLUES DIESUNDATED (AP) _ Singer-bassist John Lodge of The Moody Blues says flute player Ray Thomas will always be at his side. Thomas died suddenly Thursday at the age of 76 at his home in Surrey, England. A cause of...
Quebec Government Settles Lawsuits over Two Large Montreal Hospitals
Quebec settles Montreal hospital lawsuits--MONTREAL - The Quebec government is paying $233 million to settle lawsuits over extra costs related to the construction of two large Montreal hospitals, including one that is at the centre of bribery allegations...
Rate Hike Argument Builds as Poll Shows Companies to Hire, Invest More
Firms' optimism in poll builds rate hike case--OTTAWA - Canadian companies are more upbeat about the future than they were three months ago with firms planning to boost investment and to hire more workers, according to the Bank of Canada's latest business...
RCMP Say Manitoba Prison Inmate Died after Injuries He Suffered during Fight
Police investigate homicide at Manitoba prison--STONY MOUNTAIN, Man. - RCMP are investigating a homicide at a federal prison in Manitoba that killed an inmate who was serving a life sentence for beating a woman to death.Police said they were informed...
Sarah Polley, Mia Kirshner Sign Letter Supporting Women Suing Soulpepper
Sarah Polley signs letter supporting women suing Soulpepper--TORONTO - Sarah Polley, Mia Kirshner and Ann-Marie MacDonald are among the nearly 300 people who have signed a letter supporting the four actresses suing Soulpepper Theatre Company and its...
--Second NewsWatch-
---(NS-Fatal-House-Fire)A municipal councillor in a fishing village on Nova Scotia's southwest coast says -- quote -- "Everybody knows everybody here," and when tragedy hits a local family, "it hits everybody."Kathy Bourque says a deadly house fire has...
--Seventeenth NewsWatch-
---(Morneau-Ethics) (Audio: p01)The office of Finance Minister Bill Morneau says he's pleased to be cleared of allegations that he and his father benefited from insider information to save half-a-million dollars on the sale of shares in their family-built...
--Seventh NewsWatch-
---(NS-Fatal-House-Fire)Officially, all the Mounties are saying is that several people died in a house fire in the Nova Scotia fishing village of Pubnico Head.But Ervin Olsen says two of his great-grandchildren were among the four victims who died in...
--Sixth NewsWatch-
---(NS-Fatal-House-Fire)The R-C-M-P is being tight-lipped about a house fire in Pubnico Head, Nova Scotia that reportedly killed four people.The Mounties will only say several people died, while a relative says at least two children lost their lives.The...
'So Traumatic': At Least Two Children among Four Dead in Nova Scotia House Fire
At least two children among four dead in fire--PUBNICO, N.S. - A Nova Scotia fishing village is shaken after a house fire left four people dead early Sunday, including at least two children, according to a relative.RCMP Cpl. Jennifer Clarke said two...
Spanish Skiers Rescued after Spending Three Nights in B.C. Backcountry
Skiers rescued after four days in B.C. backcountry--GOLDEN, B.C. - A pair of skiers from Spain have been released from hospital after they spent three nights lost in the British Columbia backcountry.RCMP Const. Spencer Lainchbury says Kicking Horse Mountain...
SportsCall Audio 5:20 AM ET
SportsCall Audio 5:20 AM ET--NAT031 - (SPORTS-FBN-Panthers-Saints) NEW ORLEANS. x-12s. New Orleans moved on to the N-F-C divisional round with a 31-26 victory over the Carolina Panthers. Panthers quarterback Cam Newton says he's disappointed his performance...
Stigma a Major Issue for Canadians Living with Dementia, Says Alzheimer Society
Stigma a major issue for people with dementia--TORONTO - When Roger Marple was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease just over two years ago at age 57 -- and after the initial shock had worn off -- he made up his mind to live the best life he...
--Tenth NewsWatch-
---(Oshawa-Fire) (Audio: 75)Two adults and two children died in an early morning fire in Oshawa, just east of Toronto.Fire Chief Derrick Clark says the three-storey home had been divided into apartments, housing about 11 tenants.Three tenants were taken...
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