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Articles from January 17, 2018

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$611 Million in Sears Canada Dividend Payments under Review by Court Monitor
Sears Canada dividend payments under review--TORONTO - Hundreds of millions of dollars of dividends doled out to Sears Canada shareholders are coming under scrutiny by the former retailer's court-appointed monitor, according to a new report in the company's...
ADVISORY Atl Calendar
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ADVISORY-B-C Calendar
Here is Wednesday's B.C. calendar:KAMLOOPS - B.C. Housing Minister Selina Robinson, Kamloops Mayor , Ken Christian and partners make an announcement about housing. (1:30 p.m. at Horizon North, 450 Mount Paul Centre Way)PRINCE GEORGE - Natural Resources...
Advisory-Prairie-Calendar
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A List of Some Bystanders Hit with Stray Bullets
A list of some bystanders hit with bullets--Vancouver police say an innocent 15-year-old boy was riding in a car with his family last weekend when he was shot as gunfire erupted outside. The boy later died in hospital. A man believed to be the target...
'Anne' Has Leading 13 Canadian Screen Award Nominations
'Anne' has leading 13 Canadian Screen Award nominations--TORONTO - This year's Canadian Screen Awards will boast a "solid slate" of work from women, organizers said Tuesday as they unveiled the nominees and addressed how the #MeToo and Time's Up female...
Atlantic Audio 1:15 PM AT
Atlantic Audio 1:15 PM AT--AT01 - (NS-Toll-Highway)HALIFAX. x-17s. Nova Scotia transportation officials say about 56 million dollars in principal and interest remains to be paid off on the bonds for the Cobequid Pass stretch of highway, something that...
Atlantic Update
(Halifax-Plastic-Bag-Ban)Halifax is looking to join jurisdictions such as France and Italy in restricting the use of single-use plastic bags.City council has asked staff to examine a bag ban.Meanwhile, Mayor Mike Savage is planning to pen a letter to...
Atlantic Update
---(NB-Racist-Posters)Police are investigating after posters described as "racist and bigoted" were found on buildings at the Fredericton campus of the University of New Brunswick.UNB spokesman David Stonehouse says the posters are being removed, and...
--Atlantic Update-
---(NS-Doctor-Reprimanded)Nova Scotia's College of Physicians and Surgeons has found that a Truro doctor provided inadequate care for an elderly patient who eventually died.An investigation prompted by a complaint found that Dr. Justin Clark did not...
Bank of Canada Hikes Interest Rate on Strong Economy, but Underlines NAFTA Risks
Bank of Canada raises interest rate to 1.25%--OTTAWA - The economy's impressive run has prompted another interest-rate hike from the Bank of Canada -- but looking ahead it warned of the broadening negative impact of NAFTA's uncertain future.The central...
B.C. Civil Rights Group Files Complaint about RCMP Arrest of Man Who Later Died
Civil rights group files complaint on RCMP arrest--VANCOUVER - A civil rights group has filed a complaint with the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP, alleging officers told witnesses to delete cellphone video of the arrest of a man...
--B-C Update-
(BC-Solitary-Confinement)Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says the federal government is reviewing a ruling from a B-C Supreme Court judge on solitary confinement, but he did not say if Ottawa intends to file an appeal.Justice Peter Leask ruled that...
Bloc Quebecois Leader to Award Quebec Legislature Medal to Mark Norman
Bloc's Martine Ouellet to honour Mark Norman--OTTAWA - Bloc Quebecois Leader Martine Ouellet will give a Quebec national assembly medal to the vice-admiral who is being investigated by the RCMP on suspicion of having leaked cabinet secrets to the Davie...
Bombardier Won't Confirm Pending Order in Iran 10 CRJ900 Regional Jets
Bombardier nearing deal in Iran, says report--MONTREAL - Bombardier Inc. will not confirm a published report in Iran that the Canadian planemaker is finalizing its first commercial aircraft order in the Middle Eastern country.The Quebec-based company...
Canada's Shapovalov Falls to Tsonga in Second Round of Australian Open
Shapovalov eliminated at Australian Open--MELBOURNE, Australia - Playing a five-set match for just the third time in his career, Canadian Denis Shapovalov couldn't hold off a late rally from his opponent in the second round of the Australian Open.Shapovalov...
Canada-US Women's Group Created by Trudeau, Trump Issues First Proposals
Canada-U.S. group issues inaugural report--WASHINGTON - A Canada-U.S. women-in-business group created by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump released its first set of recommendations Wednesday, proposing more affordable child...
Canadian Banks Raise Prime Lending Rate to 3.45% in Wake of Bank of Canada Move
Big Canadian banks raise prime lending rate--TORONTO - Canada's biggest banks will hike their prime rate by a quarter of a percentage point on Thursday, putting financial pressure on homeowners with variable rate mortgages.The Royal Bank of Canada (TSX:RY)...
Canadian Films 'Telling Universal Stories' Head to Sundance and Slamdance Fests
Canadian films 'telling universal stories' head to Sundance--Two islands -- one that risks being swallowed by the ocean because of climate change, the other the fictitious home of director Wes Anderson's stop-motion animation dogs -- are among the subjects...
Canadian Justin Morneau Announces Retirement after 14-Year MLB Career
Morneau retires with Twins sendoff--Justin Morneau doesn't like to think about what could have been.So when the New Westminster, B.C., native was asked Wednesday at his retirement ceremony about the concussion that derailed his 2010 MVP-calibre season,...
Canadian TV Anchor Ashleigh Banfield on the Reaction to Her Aziz Ansari Rant
Ashleigh Banfield on the reaction to her Aziz Ansari rant--Canadian TV news anchor Ashleigh Banfield says she felt compelled to publicly challenge the sexual assault accusations against comedian Aziz Ansari because the "injustice" risked harming the...
Celebrity Birthdays for Jan. 17
Celebrity birthdays for Jan. 17--Celebrity Birthdays for Jan. 17:Actress Betty White is 96.Actor James Earl Jones is 87.Talk show host Maury Povich is 79.Singer Chris Montez is 76.French singer-songwriter Francoise Hardy is 74.Singer William Hart of...
Change in Politics, Society on Sexual Misconduct 'Not Fast Enough,' Says Trudeau
Change 'not fast enough' on harassment: PM--OTTAWA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he believes society is still lagging behind the systemic changes he is trying to make on Parliament Hill when it comes to preventing and responding to sexual harassment...
C.J. Miles Leads Toronto Raptors to 96-91 Home Win over Detroit Pistons
Miles leads Raptors past Pistons 96-91--TORONTO - Dwane Casey wasn't giving the Toronto Raptors any style points Wednesday night.C.J. Miles had 21 points as Toronto pulled away for a 96-91 home win over the Detroit Pistons despite committing 21 turnovers."It...
Complaint-Evidence-Destroyed
VANCOUVER - A civil rights group in British Columbia has filed a complaint with an R-C-M-P oversight body, alleging officers told witnesses to delete cellphone video showing the arrest of a man who later died.The B-C Civil Liberties Association makes...
Contractor Vows Saskatchewan Hospital Will Rise despite Big-Picture Money Woes
Hospital will rise, despite money woes: contractor--NORTH BATTLEFORD, Sask. - The Canadian wing of Carillion PLC says the financial collapse of the British construction giant will not affect the work or any jobs at a new mental health facility being...
Details of Toll Removal on Nova Scotia Highway Still Being Considered:officials
Details to come on taking tolls off highway--HALIFAX - Nova Scotia is still considering whether to continue tolls for commercial trucks and non-residents using the Cobequid Pass -- or removing tolls altogether -- when the highway's debt is paid off.The...
Doctors-in-Training Nervous about Lack of Opportunities
Doctors-in-training nervous about lack of opportunities--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...
Donald Trump's Election 'An Enabling Force' for Hate, U.S. Scholar Says
Trump 'an enabling force' for hate: scholar--HALIFAX - Social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter may have provided the combustion for the explosion of hateful views, but more online policing isn't the solution, says a leading scholar on the Holocaust...
Drake, Raptors Announce Welcome Toronto Program, Give Money to Canada Basketball
Drake and Raptors announce new program--TORONTO - Lending his distinctive black and gold OVO style to the Toronto Raptors, Drake is thrilled to be giving back to the place where he started.Raptors president Masai Ujiri and the Canadian rapper announced...
Editorial Exchange: Amnesty for Pot Possession Is the Right Move
Editorial Exchange: Amnesty for pot possession is the right move--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Jan. 15:The Trudeau government's decision to legalize marijuana was a welcome and overdue acknowledgement of what has in recent decades become...
Editorial Exchange: False Alarm Sounds Real Alarms
Editorial Exchange: False alarm sounds real alarms--An editorial from the Hamilton Spectator, published Jan. 15:So what would you do if you had 10 minutes left to live before an intercontinental ballistic missile ended the world around you?For roughly...
Editorial Exchange: France's Fake-News Fight a Tough Task
Editorial Exchange: France's fake-news fight a tough task--An editorial from the Winnipeg Free Press, published Jan. 17:Should fake news be outlawed?Could fake news be outlawed?It's a delicate subject, and the myriad questions about whether such a thing...
Editorial Exchange: Ottawa's Carbon-Pricing Policy Moves in the Right Direction - but Modestly
Editorial Exchange: Ottawa's carbon-pricing policy moves in the right direction - but modestly--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Jan. 16:The newly released details of the Trudeau government's carbon-pricing policy are typical of its middle-way...
Editorial Exchange: Summit Gives Canada Something to Say
Editorial Exchange: Summit gives Canada something to say--An editorial from the Winnipeg Free Press, published Jan. 16:Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland has invented a role for Canada in the Korean Peninsula nuclear weapons row by co-chairing,...
Editorial Exchange: Term Limits Worth Considering
Editorial Exchange: Term limits worth considering--An editorial from the Prince George Citizen, published Jan. 15:In Canada, there are no term limits for the number of times an individual can be elected, be it city councillor, mayor, MLA or MP. Although...
Effectiveness of Morning Sickness Drug Diclectin Called into Question
Morning sickness drug not proven effective: MD--TORONTO - A medication commonly prescribed for morning sickness during pregnancy appears to be ineffective, based on results from a previously unpublished clinical trial paid for by its Canadian manufacturer...
--Eighteenth NewsWatch-
---(NAFTA-Transportation)After meeting with representatives of the transportation sector today, Transport Minister Marc Garneau says what he heard has reinforced his thinking about how the industry feels NAFTA negotiations are going.After the closed-door...
--Eighth NewsWatch-
---(BoC-Interest-Rate) (Audio: P01)Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz (POH'-lahz) has boosted the central bank's benchmark interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point to 1.25 per cent.It's the third rate hike since last summer.The change is expected...
--Eleventh NewsWatch-
---(Cdns-Kidnapped-Nigeria)There are reports two Canadians have been kidnapped in Nigeria.Global Affairs Canada says consular officials are in contact with local authorities to gather additional information, but cannot release further details due to...
Entertainment News as of 3 P.M. Wednesday, Jan. 17
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Fans' Frustration Grows as Celine Dion Cancels Another Two Vegas Concerts
Fans' frustration grows as Celine Dion cancels more shows--LAS VEGAS - Celine Dion has pulled out of another two concerts in Las Vegas, making it five shows she's had to cancel this month due to illness.A statement on Dion's Facebook page says concerts...
Feds Create New Ombudsperson to Keep Tabs on Corporate Behaviour Abroad
Ottawa sets up new corporate watchdog--OTTAWA - Investment firms, human rights groups and aid agencies gave a thumbs-up Wednesday to the Liberal government's decision to create an independent watchdog to enforce responsible conduct of Canadian companies...
Feds Long Way from Restarting or Scraping Missing, Murdered Women Inquiry: PM
Not going to start inquiry over: Trudeau--OTTAWA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government is a long way from "starting over or scrapping" the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.The federal government is monitoring...
Feds Mum on Possible Canadian Support to New U.S.-Backed Syrian Border Force
Feds mum on Canadian support to Syrian force--OTTAWA - The federal government is refusing to say whether Canada will support the creation of a 30,000-strong border security force in Syria, plans for which have already drawn opposition from Russia, Iran,...
--Fifteenth NewsWatch-
---<(Solitary-Confinement) (Audio: 137)A lawyer for the B-C Civil Liberties Association is telling prisoners who have been in unlimited solitary confinement they have experienced something, "very, very wrong.''Jay Aubrey commented after a British...
--Fifth NewsWatch-
---(BoC-Interest-Rate)Several economists are convinced the Bank of Canada is about to announce another hike to its trendsetting interest rate.If it does, that would be the third interest-rate increase since last summer.Economists widely believe stronger-than-expected...
--First NewsWatch-
---(Canada-North-Korea)(Audio:01)Canada and the U-S are leading calls for the global community to get serious about enforcing economic sanctions against North Korea.The demands followed a day of closed-door talks in Vancouver in which foreign ministers...
Foreign Workers Sleeping in Burger King Basement: Alberta Health Services
Foreign workers sleeping in Alberta Burger King--LETHBRIDGE, Alta. - A Burger King franchise was issued a public health order because Alberta Health Services said its inspectors found foreign workers were sleeping in the basement of the Lethbridge restaurant.Burger...
Former Argos Head Coach Milanovich One Win Away from Reaching Super Bowl
Milanovich, Jags one win away from Super Bowl--When interviewing with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Scott Milanovich was asked why he'd want to give up the Toronto Argonauts' head-coaching job to become the NFL club's quarterback coach.The answer was simple:...
Former Child Refugee Set Free as He Fights Deportation to Somalia
Former child refugee freed amid deportation fight--TORONTO - Former Somali child refugee Abdoul Abdi has been released from custody as he continues his fight against deportation to a country he has no connection to.Benjamin Perryman, Abdi's lawyer, says...
--Fourteenth NewsWatch-
---(B-C-Solitary-Confinement) (Audio: 127)A British Columbia Supreme Court judge has struck down a law that permits federal prisons to put inmates into solitary confinement indefinitely, calling that unconstitutional.But he suspended his decision for...
--Fourth Newswatch-
---(BoC-Interest-Rate)Interest rates will be in the spotlight this morning as the Bank of Canada makes its latest rate announcement.And economists widely believe governor Stephen Poloz (POH'-lahz) is likely to raise the central bank's trendsetting overnight...
Garneau and Transportation Industry 'Cautiously Optimistic' about NAFTA: Minister
Transport minister talks NAFTA with industry--MONTREAL - Transport Minister Marc Garneau says he shares the cautious optimism of Canada's transportation industry that a deal will be reached to modernize NAFTA.The minister said the sustained efforts by...
Global Affairs Aware of Report of Two Canadians Kidnapped in Nigeria
Two Canadians reported kidnapped in Nigeria--OTTAWA - Global Affairs Canada says it's aware of reports that two Canadian citizens have been kidnapped in Nigeria.Spokesman John Babcock says consular officials in Nigeria are in contact with local authorities...
Halifax Man Jailed after Forcing Woman into Prostitution, Denying Her Food
Halifax man jailed for human trafficking--HALIFAX - A Halifax man who pushed a young woman back into prostitution, and admitted threatening to chop her up and serve her at a dinner party, has been sentenced to 16 months in jail.Leslie Gray advertised...
Halifax Police Lay Charges in Heckling of CTV Reporter during Live Broadcast
Charges laid in heckling of female reporter--HALIFAX - A 25-year-old man has been charged after a crass taunt was hurled at a female reporter as she was broadcasting live from a Halifax pub.CTV Atlantic reporter Heather Butts told her Twitter followers...
Havens Needed for Unwanted Babies, Advocates Say after Toronto Baby Abandonment Report
Safe havens needed for unwanted babies: advocates--TORONTO - The media frenzy surrounding reports that a newborn baby had been abandoned in Toronto highlights the need for Canada to fall in line with other countries around the world and offer safe havens...
Heat Goes out, Lights Go Dark When Plane Clips Power Lines near Alberta Town
Lights go dark when plane clips wires--DIDSBURY, Alta. - Thousands of people in and around the central Alberta town of Didsbury were without electricity for about four hours Tuesday when a small plane knocked out power lines.RCMP say a single-engine...
Husky Offshore Oil Vessel SeaRose Suspended after Close Call with Iceberg
Husky offshore oil vessel suspended--Oil-related operations on the SeaRose FPSO vessel off the Newfoundland and Labrador coast have been ordered suspended by a federal-provincial regulator in response to a close call with an iceberg it had last March.The...
In the News Today, Jan. 17
In the news today, Jan. 17--Eight stories in the news for Wednesday, Jan. 17------CANADA, U.S. URGE CRACKDOWN ON NORTH KOREACanada and the U.S. led calls Tuesday for the global community to step up its enforcement of sanctions against North Korea, even...
Island Health Seeks Solutions to Discarded Needles after Three People Pricked
Island Health seeks solutions after needle pricks--VICTORIA - Island Health is taking steps to keep residents safe after a third incident involving a Victoria resident being pricked by a needle.The health authority is calling on its service providers...
Joly Meets with Entertainment Groups about Harassment and Workplace Safety
Joly meets with entertainment groups about harassment--TORONTO - Heritage Minister Melanie Joly says she wants zero tolerance for harassment when it comes to federal grants and contributions for the entertainment industry.Joly had two meetings with representatives...
Kinder Morgan Says Trans Mountain Project Could Be a Year Behind Schedule
KML says Trans Mountain a year behind plan--CALGARY - Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. said Wednesday that the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project could be a year behind schedule as it continues to encounter permitting delays.The estimate is three months...
Lawyer Says Former B.C. Government Aide 'Barely Guilty' in Ethnic Vote Scandal
Lawyer says ex-aide in B.C. 'barely guilty'--VANCOUVER - A government communications director who pleaded guilty to breach of trust in connection with a plan to win votes from ethnic groups was "an instrument of others" including ministers in former...
Liberals Try to Allay Fears of Faith-Based Groups over Summer Jobs Program
Liberals try to calm fears over summer jobs--OTTAWA - Faith-based organizations are welcome to seek federal funding to create summer jobs for youth, the Liberal government says, but it has not budged from a new requirement that recipients demonstrate...
Loblaw, CRA Face off in Court in Dispute That Could Cost Grocery Giant $404M
Loblaw-CRA dispute could cost $404M--TORONTO - Loblaw Companies Ltd. and the Canada Revenue Agency faced off in a Toronto court Wednesday in a $404-million dispute involving allegations that the grocery giant's Barbadian banking subsidiary was misused...
Manitoba Liberal Leader without a Legislature Seat to Get Salary from Party
Manitoba Liberals will pay new leader--WINNIPEG - The Manitoba Liberal Party has paid off its debt from the 2016 provincial election, and is going to start paying its new leader a salary of $50,000 a year.Unlike other major party leaders, Dougald Lamont...
Manitoba Premier Mum in Debate over Men's Club Where Tory MLA Held Fundraiser
Manitoba premier mum in debate over men's club--WINNIPEG - Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister says he won't weigh into a debate over a squash club that doesn't allow women to become members and where one of his backbenchers held a fundraiser."I do respect...
Montreal-Area City Limits Erotic Businesses in Effort to Fight Sexual Exploitation
Montreal-area city restricts erotic businesses--MONTREAL - In an effort to tackle sexual exploitation, Quebec's third-largest city adopted a bylaw this week limiting all new, sex-related businesses to one industrial zone.A maximum of five so-called erotic...
Montreal to Chop 4,000 Ash Trees on Mount Royal Sickened by Emerald Ash Borer
4,000 ash trees on Mount Royal to be felled--MONTREAL - The City of Montreal will chop down 4,000 ash trees on picturesque Mount Royal because they have been attacked by an invasive strain of beetle from Asia."This isn't a decision we're making lightly,...
Most Actively Traded Companies on the TSX
Most actively traded companies on the TSX--Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (16,326.70, up 27.82 points)Sherritt International Corp. (TSX:S). Miner. Down 15 cents, or 10.34 per cent,...
National Audio 1:05 PM ET
National Audio 1:05 PM ET--NAT112 - (US-GYM-Doctor-Sexual-Assault) LANSING, Mich. x-16s. Dozens of gymnasts and other victims of a disgraced former sports doctor are addressing a Michigan courtroom as day two of a four-day sentencing hearing gets underway...
National Audio 12:45 PM ET
National Audio 12:45 PM ET--NAT105 - (US-Shackled-Children) UNDATED. x-30s. (Rita Foley) A relative says she raised concerns about those 13 siblings found malnourished and living in filthy conditions in a home in California. (SOURCE:The Associated Press)--NAT106...
National Audio 1:55 PM ET
National Audio 1:55 PM ET--NAT117 - (US-Senate-Flake-Trump) WASHINGTON. x-10s. Republican Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona is slamming U-S President Donald Trump for his attacks against the news media, saying they're not good for democracy. Flake says Trump's...
National Audio 2:35 PM ET
National Audio 2:35 PM ET--NAT120 - (US-Missing-Student-Body-Found) SANTA ANA, Calif. x-06s. A murder charge has been filed against a suspect in the death of a University of Pennsylvania student whose body was found buried and stabbed in a Southern California...
National Audio 2:45 AM ET
National Audio 2:45 AM ET--NAT003 - (Canada-North-Korea) VANCOUVER. x-23s. Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland has announced a 3.25-million-dollar commitment aimed at strengthening sanctions against North Korea. She made the announcement after...
National Audio 3:05 PM ET
National Audio 3:05 PM ET--NAT126 - (Solitary-Confinement) VANCOUVER. x-20s. Calling it unconstitutional, a British Columbia Supreme Court judge has struck down a law that permits federal prisons to put inmates into solitary confinement indefinitely....
National Audio 3:55 PM ET
National Audio 3:55 PM ET--NAT129 - (UN-Afghanistan) NEW YORK. x-09s. The U-S ambassador to the United Nations says U-S President Trump's policy in Afghanistan is working. Ambassador Nikki Haley spoke following a weekend trip by the U-N Security Council...
National Audio 4:25 AM ET
National Audio 4:25 AM ET--NAT023 - (US-Trump-Russia-Probe) WASHINGTON. x-42s. (Jackie Quinn) The chairman of the U-S House Intelligence Committee has issued a subpoena to try to force former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon to answer questions...
National Audio 4:25 PM ET
National Audio 4:25 PM ET--NAT132 - (Alta-Predators-Livestock) EDMONTON. x-14s. A University of Alberta study says a provincial program that uses hunting licence fees to compensate ranchers when cows, sheep, horses or llamas are killed by predators also...
National Audio 4:45 AM ET
National Audio 4:45 AM ET--NAT033 - (ENT-TV-The-Tonight-Show) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) NEW YORK. x-12s. During his monologue on "The Tonight Show," host Jimmy Fallon joked about U-S President Donald Trump meeting his counterpart from Kazakhstan. ("..Hey...
National Audio 5:05 PM ET
National Audio 5:05 PM ET--NAT141 - (ENT-Banfield-Ansari-Rant) NEW YORK. x-20s. Canadian T-V news anchor Ashleigh Banfield says she felt compelled to publicly challenge the sexual assault accusations against comedian Aziz Ansari. The Winnipeg native...
National Audio 5:15 AM ET
National Audio 5:15 AM ET--NAT046 - (US-Shackled-Children) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) LOS ANGLES. x-28s. (Alex Stone) Detectives in Southern California have many questions about why a couple allegedly held their 13 children captive using chains and padlocks....
National Audio 5:45 AM ET
National Audio 5:45 AM ET--NAT051 - (US-CIA-Arrest) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) WASHINGTON. x-25s. (Luis Martinez) An ex-C-I-A officer has been charged with illegally possessing U-S government secrets. (SOURCE:ABC) --NAT052 - (US-Navy-Collisions-Charges) WASHINGTON....
National Audio 6:35 PM ET
National Audio 6:35 PM ET--NAT151 - (US-Trump-Dole) WASHINGTON. x-11s. Bob Dole was hailed as a hero and a patriot by U-S President Donald Trump at a ceremony in Washington today. The former U-S presidential candidate was awarded the Congressional Gold...
National Audio 7:05 AM ET
National Audio 7:05 AM ET--NAT060 - (US-Calif-Mudslides-Cat Reunion) MONTECITO, Calif. x-05s. There has been a happy reunion for one family in Montecito (mahn-tih-SEE'-toh), California. Lindsey Thomson's cat was lost during last week's devastating mudslides,...
National Audio 7:15 PM ET
National Audio 7:15 PM ET--NAT157 - (Vancouver-Shooting) VANCOUVER. x-13s. A 15-year-old who was killed when he was caught in the crossfire of a gang shooting in Vancouver is being remembered as a friendly and polite boy. Mark Bottrill, head coach of...
National Audio 7:25 PM ET
National Audio 7:25 PM ET--NAT160 - (ENT-OBIT-Hugh-Wilson) (FOR PRODUCTION) UNDATED. x-40s. Hugh Wilson, an award-winning director and writer whose credits ranged from the raucous film comedy "`Police Academy" to the popular sitcom "W-K-R-P in Cincinnati,"...
National Audio 8:45 AM ET
National Audio 8:45 AM ET--NAT080 - (US-Winter-Weather) (EXTENDED) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-25s. Major delays are being reported this morning at the world's busiest airport in Atlanta as a wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain blankets a...
National Audio 9:05 PM ET
National Audio 9:05 PM ET--NAT166 - (US-Markets) NEW YORK. x-32s. (Warren Levinson) It was a day of milestones in Wall Street trading. (SOURCE:The Associated Press)--NAT167 - (SPORTS-BKN-Raptors-Drake) TORONTO. x-20s. The Raptors and Canadian rap star...
National Audio 9:15 AM ET
National Audio 9:15 AM ET--NAT084 - (US-Shackled-Children) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-12s. The sister of a woman who along with her husband faces allegations of keeping their 13 children captive in their California home says her nieces and nephews...
Newly Freed Diab Wants Reforms to Canada's 'Lousy' Extradition Law
Diab supporters call for public inquiry--OTTAWA - Newly freed Hassan Diab, who spent more than three years locked up in France on suspicion of murder, is calling for changes to Canada's "lousy" extradition law.The Ottawa sociology professor's supporters...
New Trial Ordered for Sex Worker Who Says She Stabbed Client in Self-Defence
New trial for sex worker who stabbed client--HALIFAX - Nova Scotia's highest court has ordered a new trial for a sex worker convicted of assault for stabbing a client she said was sexually assaulting her.The woman had been convicted for stabbing Douglas...
--Nineteenth NewsWatch-
---(Trudeau-Quebec) (Audio:168)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the G-7 summit taking place in Quebec's Charlevoix region later this year is an opportunity to discuss environmental and economic issues.The P-M was speaking at a gala in the small resort...
--Ninth NewsWatch-
---(BoC-Interest-Rate) (Audio: P02)The Bank of Canada says the recent run of strong economic data has prompted it to raise its trend-setting interest rate to 1.25 per cent from one per cent.The central bank says there has been healthier-than-anticipated...
OHL Roundup: Mario Culina Perfect as Rangers Shut out IceDogs 6-0
OHL: Culina perfect as Rangers blank IceDogs--ST. CATHARINES, Ont. - Mario Culina stopped all 34 shots he faced as the Kitchener Rangers shut out the Niagara IceDogs 6-0 on Wednesday in Ontario Hockey League action.Riley Damiani scored and added two...
Ontario May Provide Public Sectors with More Minimum Wage Help: Wynne
More minimum wage help possible: Wynne--BARRIE, Ont. - Ontario's Liberal government has put millions of dollars toward helping licensed child-care centres and developmental services cope with a minimum wage increase, and the premier said help for other...
--Ontario Update-
---(Ont-Cabinet-Shuffle)Premier Kathleen Wynne is shuffling her cabinet with less than five months before a provincial election to replace ministers who won't be seeking re-election.One of those not running again is Deputy Premier and Advanced Education...
--Ontario Update-
---(Ont-Cabinet-Shuffle)A cabinet shuffle in the Ontario government is seeing three female backbenchers promoted.Premier Kathleen Wynne shuffled several senior roles in her cabinet in preparation for a provincial election that's less than five months...
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