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4 Charged after Police Seize Large Quantity of Fentanyl in Simcoe, Ont
Police seize fentanyl in Simcoe, Ont., bust--SIMCOE, Ont. - Provincial police say four people are charged after officers seized a "large quantity" of fentanyl and other drugs in a search of a Simcoe, Ont., home.They say officers seized more than 110...
Abortion Rights Advocate Calls for More Clarity on Summer Jobs Program
Summer jobs flap needs more clarity: advocate--OTTAWA - A reproductive rights advocate who urged the Liberals to deny summer job grants to groups pushing for restricted access to abortion said the government may have gone a step too far in rolling out...
ADVISORY-Broadcast Coverage Plans-2018 Winter Game
---WINTER GAMES 2018 IN PYEONCHANGAs Pyeongchang, South Korea gears up for the Winter Olympics from February 9th to the 25th, The Canadian Press broadcast service is ready to help your station provide top-notch coverage of all the big stories from the...
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 Labour Inspectors Find No Infractions at Lethbridge Burger King
No issues at Lethbridge Burger King: Alberta Labour--LETHBRIDGE, Alta. - Alberta Labour says it found no violations at a Lethbridge Burger King where an earlier public health inspection found evidence of foreign workers sleeping in the restaurant.Last...
A List of Things That Happened in the First Year of the Trump Presidency
Trump's first year: A list of what happened--WASHINGTON - Donald Trump's first year as president defied description. It was a non-stop deluge of headlines -- with one eye-popping story swiftly supplanting another, the sensational often swamping out the...
All Three Lac-Megantic Accused Found Not Guilty on Day 9 of Jury Deliberations
Lac-Megantic trial ends with three acquittals--SHERBROOKE, Que. - A teary-eyed Richard Labrie, one of the three men acquitted Friday in the Lac-Megantic rail disaster, paid tribute to the 47 people killed in 2013 and said he hopes the trial delivered...
Atlantic Audio 3:55 PM AT
Atlantic Audio 3:55 PM AT--AT03 - (NB-Election-Timing)FREDERICTON x-14s. The premier of New Brunswick says he's holding off for the scheduled general election in September rather than calling a byelection for a vacant seat in the riding of Campbellton-Dalhousie....
--Atlantic Update-
---(NS-Slain-Officer)Christopher Garnier is appealing his murder conviction in the death of Nova Scotia police officer Catherine Campbell on the grounds that the trial judge's instructions to the jury were convoluted.In December, a 12-member jury found...
--Atlantic Update-
---(NS-Toll-Highway)A Progressive Conservative M-L-A is taking issue with comments from Nova Scotia Transportation Minister Lloyd Hines about whether tolls will be removed from the province's only toll highway.Hines says it's unlikely that all tolls...
Auto Dealership Jobs Not on the Radar of Millennials, Says Survey
Most millennials not keen on car dealer jobs--MONTREAL - Canadian automobile dealers are launching a national recruiting campaign next month after a poll suggested that millennials aren't keen to pursue careers in a sector that has seen vehicle sales...
BC Audio 1:05 PM ET
BC Audio 1:05 PM ET--BC02 - (High-Waves)TOFINO, x-18s. High tides and a powerful storm have combined to create massive waves on the west coast of Vancouver Island. The Districts of Tofino and Ucluelet, as well as Parks Canada, have issued bulletins about...
B.C. Premier Tells Truck Loggers He Wants to Reconnect Communities with Forestry
B.C. premier vows to fix community forest industry--VICTORIA - Premier John Horgan says the relationship between British Columbia and the forest industry has fractured over outdated government policy that hurts communities and threatens many small business...
--B-C Update-
------(BC-Overdose-Detector)New software is helping firefighters in Surrey identify potential hot-spots for overdoses.The city's fire department has partnered with a Vancouver-based software developer to create a program that mines data from dispatch...
'Beautiful Writer' Nancy Richler Dies of Cancer in Vancouver Hospital
'Beautiful writer' Nancy Richler dead of cancer--VANCOUVER - Award-winning novelist Nancy Richler has died in Vancouver at the age of 60 following a long battle with cancer.HarperCollins Canada said in a news release that Richler died Thursday in hospital.The...
Big Fine Ordered after Northern Manitoba Motel Worker Subjected to Racial Slurs
Adjudicator orders big fine for racial slurs--GILLAM, Man. - The owners of a northern Manitoba motel have been ordered to pay a former waitress $15,000 for failing to take reasonable action to stop workplace harassment.Wanda Ross filed a complaint with...
Blue Jays Acquire Outfielder Randal Grichuk in Trade with Cardinals
Jays acquire outfielder Grichuk in trade--TORONTO - The Toronto Blue Jays feel as though they've found their replacement for Jose Bautista in right field.Toronto acquired outfielder Randal Grichuk from the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday for reliever Dominic...
Business News Advisory
Business News Advisory--Here are the CP Business Department's early plans for today. All times Eastern unless otherwise stated. Entries are subject to change as news develops. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact business editor...
Canadian Travellers Urged to 'Exercise a High Degree of Caution' in Jamaica
Travellers urged to exercise caution in violence-plagued Jamaica--Canadian sun seekers in Jamaica are being urged to "exercise a high degree of caution" following a spate of violent crime in the popular winter getaway.The Canadian government has issued...
Canadian Vathje Finishes Third in Overall World Cup Skeleton Standings
Vathje third in overall skeleton standings--KONIGSSEE, Germany - Canada's Elisabeth Vathje captured her first career Crystal Globe for finishing third place in the overall World Cup skeleton standings on Friday after a ninth-place finish in the final...
Canadian Welterweight Rory MacDonald Riding Cryptocurrency Wave with New Sponsor
MacDonald snags cryptocurrency sponsor--In a sport traditionally synonymous with beer and motorcycle sponsors, Canadian welterweight Rory MacDonald is adding some cutting-edge sizzle.The 28-year-old mixed martial artist from Kelowna, B.C., will be a...
Celebrity Birthdays for Jan. 19
Celebrity birthdays for Jan. 19--Celebrity Birthdays for Jan. 19:Actress Tippi Hedren is 88.Former PBS newsman Robert MacNeil is 87.Movie director Richard Lester is 86.Country singer Stu Phillips is 85.Former CTV News anchor Lloyd Robertson is 84.Actor-singer...
Celebrity Birthdays for Jan. 21
Celebrity birthdays for Jan. 21--Celebrity Birthdays for Jan. 21:World Golf Hall-of-Famer Jack Nicklaus is 78.Opera singer Placido Domingo is 77.Singer Mac Davis is 76.Actress Jill Eikenberry is 71.Guitarist Jim Ibbotson (The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)...
Celebrity Birthdays for Jan. 22
Celebrity birthdays for Jan. 22--Celebrity Birthdays for Jan. 22:Actress Piper Laurie is 86.Celebrity chef Graham Kerr (TV: "The Galloping Gourmet") is 84. Actor Seymour Cassel is 83.Author Joseph Wambaugh is 81.Hockey Hall of Fame defenceman Serge Savard...
Celebrity Birthdays for Jan. 25
Celebrity birthdays for Jan. 25--Celebrity Birthdays for Jan. 25:Country singer Claude Gray is 86.Actress Leigh Taylor-Young ("Peyton Place," ''Soylent Green") is 73.Larry Good, of the Canadian country group the Good Brothers, is 66.Andy Cox, guitarist...
Celebrity Birthdays for Jan. 27
Celebrity birthdays for Jan. 27--Celebrity Birthdays for Jan. 27:Actor James Cromwell ("Murder in the First," ''Babe") is 78.Actor John Witherspoon is 76.Drummer Nick Mason of Pink Floyd is 74.Singer Nedra Talley of The Ronettes is 72.Bruce and Brian...
Chief of Ontario Reserve Says Housing Shortage Worse Than Ever; PM Promises Help
Trudeau tells remote reserve housing a priority--PIKANGIKUM, Ont. - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is promising a remote northwestern Ontario reserve help with a housing shortage that the chief says is worse than ever.Trudeau said during a visit to Pikangikum...
Chief of Staff for Ex-Ontario Premier McGuinty Guilty in Gas Plants Trial
Ex-McGuinty aide guilty in gas plants trial--TORONTO - Former Ontario premier Dalton McGuinty's chief of staff was found guilty Friday of destroying politically sensitive documents related to a controversial Liberal government decision to scrap two gas...
China the Winner after Pointless Canada-U.S. Meeting on North Korea
China the winner after pointless Canada-U.S. meeting on North Korea--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...
CLC Head Accuses Unifor of Leaving Lobby Group to Raid Another Union
CLC accuses Unifor of raiding union--Severed ties between the Canadian Labour Congress and Unifor have culminated in the head of the national lobby group for the labour movement accusing Canada's largest private sector union of raiding another union...
CORRECTION-Ontario Update
Please substitute the following for the Ontario Update that moved at 6:30 a-m ET.(In fourth item slugged Ont-LCBO-Clark, adds dropped names of NDP finance critic in para 2 and dropped first name of LCBO chair in para 3.Also fixes wording in Ont-Weather...
Coverage Advisory on Pyeongchang Olympics
Coverage advisory on Pyeongchang Olympics--The Pyeongchang Winter Olympics kick off Feb. 9. and The Canadian Press will have a team of 10 (seven reporters and three photographers) in South Korea. English reporters are Donna Spencer (@DLSpencer10), Lori...
East Coast Says Farewell to the Sea King, Canada's Cold War Workhorse
East Coast says farewell to Cold War workhorse--HALIFAX - Canada's fleet of geriatric Sea King military helicopters has finally reached its long overdue retirement on the East Coast, and the Royal Canadian Air Force is making sure the venerable, snub-nosed...
Editorial Exchange: A Fake Report, and Its Disturbing Fallout
Editorial Exchange: A fake report, and its disturbing fallout--An editorial from the Hamilton Spectator, published Jan. 17:Why did she do it? Why did an 11-year-old Toronto girl falsely claim last Friday that she was attacked by a man who tried to cut...
Editorial Exchange: Baited by Bots
Editorial Exchange: Baited by bots--An editorial from the St. John's Telegram, published Jan. 17:Wouldn't it be tragic -- and strangely fitting -- if we ended up wiping out civilization based on the actions of a team of shadowy weaponized internet "bots"?Here's...
Editorial Exchange: Interest Rates Had to Rise
Editorial Exchange: Interest rates had to rise--An editorial from the Waterloo Region Record, published Jan. 19:Say goodbye to cheap money, Canada.What were arguably the nine best years for borrowers in this country's history lurched to a halt Wednesday...
Editorial Exchange: Let Residential School Survivors Share Their Stories
Editorial Exchange: Let residential school survivors share their stories--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Jan. 17:Angela Shisheesh, a survivor of the infamous St. Anne's Residential School in Fort Albany, Ont., would like her harrowing...
Editorial Exchange: Ottawa Should Force Google and Facebook to Pay Their Share
Editorial Exchange: Ottawa should force Google and Facebook to pay their share--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Jan. 18:The extraordinary disruption of global media by online giants Facebook and Google has set off a legislative frenzy around...
Editorial Exchange: Singing the Winter Blahs
Editorial Exchange: Singing the winter blahs--An editorial from the Charlottetown Guardian, published Jan. 18:Atlantic Canadians are probably sick of hearing about how depressed and gloomy we all feel at this time of year. Or arguments that if we're...
--Eighteenth NewsWatch-
---(Lac-Megantic-Trial) (Audio: 123)The lawyer for one of the accused in the Lac Megantic rail disaster says his client is ''terribly relieved'' to be acquitted.Two others on trial with Tom Harding were also found not guilty.None of the accused presented...
--Eighth NewsWatch-
---(Toronto-Missing-Men)The man arrested in connection with the presumed deaths of two men who vanished last year from Toronto's gay village made a brief court appearance today on charges of first-degree murder.Sixty-six-year-old Bruce McArthur will...
--Eleventh NewsWatch-
---(Toronto-Missing-Men) (Audio: 87)Some members of Toronto's L-G-B-T-Q community say they're relieved an arrest has been made in the presumed deaths of two men who went missing from the city's gay village last year.However, they're also angry that police...
EU Trade Preferable, Poll Suggests as Trudeau Pushes U.S. Ties in February Visit
Trudeau to push ties in California, Chicago--OTTAWA - With the North American Free Trade Agreement hanging in the balance, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will visit three major American cities next month to stress deeper economic collaboration between...
Failed Fraud Prosecution Raises Alarm Bells, Calls for Clearer Rules
Failed fraud prosecution raises alarm bells--HALIFAX - A legal regulator says clear rules are needed for police who speak to lawyers involved with alleged frauds, after a decade-long case was recently thrown out because Mounties spoke to an accused's...
--Fifteenth NewsWatch-
--(Lac-Megantic) (Audio: 114)The lawyer for one of the men accused in the Lac Megantic train derailment disaster trial says his client is "terribly relieved" to be acquitted.Two others on trial with train engineer Tom Harding were also found not guilty...
--Fifth NewsWatch-
---(Toronto-Missing-Men)The suspect believed to be behind the disappearance of two men who vanished from Toronto's gay village last year is set to appear in court today.Bruce McArthur, a 66-year-old Toronto man, was arrested and charged yesterday as...
Finnish Company Raises Red Flags over Federal Negotiations for Davie Icebreakers
Finnish company flags Davie icebreaker talks--OTTAWA - A Finnish company has raised red flags over the Trudeau government's decision to launch negotiations with Quebec shipyard Davie for the lease of four icebreakers without conducting a competition.Helsinki-based...
Firefighters in Surrey, B.C. Help Develop Software to Combat Overdose Crisis
Software alerts B.C. firefighters to overdoses--SURREY, B.C. - Firefighters in Surrey, B.C., have turned to technology in the battle against opioid overdoses.The fire department has partnered with Vancouver-based software developer GINQO to create a...
--First NewsWatch-
---(Toronto-Missing Men)Toronto police say they have had their eye on a suspect for some time, but could not make a "definitive link" to a pair of disappearances until Wednesday.Bruce McArthur, a 66-year-old self-employed landscaper, is facing two charges...
Four Fire Victims Remembered as Happy, Adventurous Ahead of Funeral Services
Fire victims remembered as happy, adventurous--PUBNICO, N.S. - They are being remembered for their mischievous smiles, boundless senses of humour, love of the outdoors and happy giggles.The descriptions are included in separate obituaries for four young...
--Fourteenth NewsWatch-
---(Lac-Megantic) (Audio: 112)All three men charged with criminal negligence causing death in the Lac Megantic train derailment disaster have been acquitted.Forty-seven people were killed and the downtown core of the Quebec town was decimated when a...
--Fourth Newswatch-
---(Toronto-Missing-Men)A 66-year-old man is due in court today to face first-degree murder charges in the presumed deaths of two Toronto men.Selim Esen was reported missing last April and Andrew Kinsman was reported missing in June.Both vanished from...
Impact, Toronto FC Opt to Trade Away First-Round Picks in MLS SuperDraft
Impact, TFC trade away MLS draft picks--PHILADELPHIA - The Montreal Impact and Toronto FC opted to forgo their first-round picks at the MLS SuperDraft on Friday, trading them away for money to finance other player acquisitions.The Impact sent the fourth...
In the News Today, Jan. 19
In the news today, Jan. 19--Six stories in the news for Friday, Jan. 19------QUEBEC CITY LATEST STOP ON TRUDEAU TOURCanada must do a better job of welcoming newcomers and never forget that diversity is the country's strength, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau...
Kingsbury Gunning for 14th Straight Win at Mont-Tremblant Moguls World Cup
Kingsbury looks for 14th straight win--Mikael Kingsbury will try to keep his perfect season intact on the Mont-Tremblant moguls course Saturday in the final freestyle skiing World Cup event before the 2018 Winter Olympics.The moguls ace from Deux-Montagnes,...
Kyle Lowry Has 24 Points as Raptors Hold on for 86-83 Win over Spurs
Lowry leads Raptors past Spurs 86-83--TORONTO - The Toronto Raptors played such stifling defence that even a two-year-old could see it was the San Antonio Spurs' undoing.Kyle Lowry scored 24 and added three assists as the Raptors held on for an 86-83...
Lac-Megantic Residents Say Wrong People Accused, Company Responsible for Disaster
Wrong people on trial: family of Megantic victim--MONTREAL - A Quebec man whose kid sister was one of 47 people killed in the Lac-Megantic tragedy says the three men acquitted Friday should have never been put on trial."I think, very sincerely, that...
Lawsuit Launched against Obituary Website Alleges Copyright Infringement
Lawsuit launched against obituary website--ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - A lawyer in Newfoundland and Labrador is bringing a class-action suit against a website that collects obituaries and reposts them.The statement of claim, which has not been proven in court,...
Leafs Players Van Riemsdyk, Gardiner Agree with Andersen's Tough Assessment
Leafs agree with Andersen's comments--OTTAWA - James van Riemsdyk has no problem with his goaltender calling out teammates.He said it's only those outside the team who are making a big deal of it.Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen had a verbal...
Legendary Hockey Writer Red Fisher Dead at 91
Legendary hockey writer Red Fisher dead at 91--MONTREAL - Legendary hockey writer Red Fisher had his idiosyncrasies.He didn't talk to rookies because he felt they hadn't yet earned the right to talk. He never called the Montreal Canadiens the Habs because...
Liberals' Two-Year Infrastructure Plan Set to Take Five: Documents
Infrastructure projects need extra time: docs--OTTAWA - Late last year, officials warned that a federal spending spree to repair crumbling roads and water systems could take three years longer than expected to complete, based on internal documents outlining...
Lingering Cold Forces Celine Dion to Cancel More Las Vegas Concerts
Celine Dion cancels two more Vegas shows--LAS VEGAS - Canadian singer Celine Dion has cancelled two more concerts in Las Vegas, making it seven shows she has cancelled this month due to illness.A statement on her Facebook page says concerts on Friday...
Minister, Board Urge B.C. School Trustee to Resign over LGBTQ Remarks
School trustee urged to resign over LGBTQ remarks--CHILLIWACK, B.C. - British Columbia's education minister is joining calls for a school board member to step down after the trustee said education policies aimed at supporting LGBTQ students amount to...
Montreal Filmmaker at Sundance Explores Plight of Tiny Nation Kiribati
Montreal filmmaker at Sundance explores Kiribati's plight--PARK CITY, Utah - Montreal photographer-turned-filmmaker Matthieu Rytz hopes his debut film will put the plight of the tiny Pacific Ocean island nation of Kiribati on the map.That's more important...
Most Vessels Obeyed Emergency Gulf Speed Limit to Protect Endangered Whales
Ships mostly obeyed Gulf speed limit--OTTAWA - Almost 90 per cent of the ships that passed through the Gulf of St. Lawrence over the last five months complied with an emergency speed limit to help protect the whales that plied those same waterways --...
National Audio 11:55 AM ET
National Audio 11:55 AM ET--NAT086 - (Toronto-Missing-Men) TORONTO. x-07s. Some members of Toronto's gay community are criticizing the police for dismissing fears about a potential serial killer in Toronto's gay village. Sixty-six-year-old Bruce McArthur...
National Audio 12:35 PM ET
National Audio 12:35 PM ET--NAT090 - (Farmers-Abandoned-Wells) TABER, Alberta. x-15s. A group with the backing of thousands of farmers will address the Supreme Court to oppose a legal decision they say allows energy companies to walk away from unprofitable...
National Audio 1:55 PM ET
National Audio 1:55 PM ET--NAT098 - (High-Waves) TOFINO, B.C. x-11s. Strong winds coupled with high tides have combined to create waves so huge along the west coast of Vancouver Island that warnings have been issued in Tofino, Ucluelet and for the beaches...
National Audio 2:35 AM ET
National Audio 2:35 AM ET--NAT001 - (US-Budget-Battle) (FOR PRODUCTION) WASHINGTON. x-06s. The U-S House of Representatives has passed a temporary government-wide funding bill that would avert a government shutdown this weekend. The measure still faces...
National Audio 2:45 AM ET
National Audio 2:45 AM ET--NAT006 - (US-Shackled-Children) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) CORONA, Calif. x-08s. The California parents accused of holding their 13 children captive as they starved and tortured them for years pleaded not guilty on Thursday in court....
National Audio 3:25 PM ET
National Audio 3:25 PM ET--NAT103 - (Alta-Ice-Cream-Bear) TORONTO. x-12s. An international wildlife protection charity says they hope the Alberta government sends a strong message as it investigates a central Alberta zoo that took one of its bears through...
National Audio 4:15 PM ET
National Audio 4:15 PM ET--NAT113 - (US-Budget-Battle) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) WASHINGTON. x-13s. U-S President Donald Trump and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer met Friday afternoon in an eleventh-hour effort to avert a government shutdown. Republicans...
National Audio 4:45 PM ET
National Audio 4:45 PM ET--NAT118 - (US-Las-Vegas-Shooting) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-33s. (Alex Stone) New details involving last October's mass shooting in Las Vegas which left 58 victims dead. (WA) (SOURCE:ABC) --NAT119 - (US-Supreme-Court-Travel-Ban)...
National Audio 4:55 AM ET
National Audio 4:55 AM ET--NAT025 - (US-Shackled-Children) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) RIVERSIDE, Calif. x-33s. (Alex Stone) Disturbing new details coming to light in the case of those 13 children allegedly held captive by their parents. It comes after the...
National Audio 5:05 AM ET
National Audio 5:05 AM ET--NAT040 - (ENT-TV-The-Late-Late-Show) (EXTENDED) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) LOS ANGELES. x-26s. In his monologue on "The Late Late Show" Thursday, host James Corden joked about U-S President Donald Trump saying that he gets more exercise...
National Audio 5:25 PM ET
National Audio 5:25 PM ET--NAT134 - (Gas-Plants-Verdict) TORONTO. x-08s. A deputy to a former top political aide in Ontario has been found not guilty of illegally destroying documents related to a controversial government decision to cancel two gas plants...
National Audio 5:35 AM ET
National Audio 5:35 AM ET--NAT051 - (US-GYM-Doctor-Sexual-Assault) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-28s. (Ryan Burrow) Over 80 women this week have directed their anger at a former U-S-A Gymnastics doctor convicted of sexual abuse. And now, A-B-C's Ryan...
National Audio 6:25 AM ET
National Audio 6:25 AM ET--NAT057 - (US-Women's-March-Preview) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-35s. (Todd Ant) The Women's March is scheduled in cities around the U-S this weekend. A-B-C's Todd Ant has the details. (opens with sound) (WA) (SOURCE:ABC)...
National Audio 6:55 PM ET
National Audio 6:55 PM ET--NAT143 - (US-Budget-Battle) WASHINGTON. x-32s. (Sagar Meghani) U-S President Donald Trump is showing optimism as a deadline for avoiding a partial government shutdown nears. (SOURCE:The Associated Press)--NAT145 - (Overdose-Detector)...
--Nineteenth NewsWatch-
---(Lac-Megantic-Trial) (Audio: 123)All three accused in the Lac Megantic criminal negligence causing death trial have been acquitted.The Quebec jury reached the verdict on its ninth day of deliberations.The train carrying crude slipped its brakes, rolled...
--Ninth NewsWatch-
---(Trudeau-US)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to visit three major U-S cities next month to stress deeper economic collaboration.Trudeau, who is bound for the World Economic Forum in Switzerland next week, will visit Los Angeles, San Francisco...
Nova Scotia Brewery Offering a Lobster Beer, despite Some Skepticism
Nova Scotia brewery offers a lobster beer--MAHONE BAY, N.S. - A Nova Scotia craft brewery has put together two East Coast favourites to brew up something new: lobster-infused beer.Saltbox Brewery in Mahone Bay is now fermenting its first batch of Crustacean...
OHL: Brett Neumann Powers Kingston Frontenacs Past Peterborough Petes 5-1
OHL: Neumann powers Frontenacs past Petes 5-1--PETERBOROUGH, Ont. - Brett Neumann scored twice as the Kingston Frontenacs defeated the Peterborough Petes 5-1 on Thursday evening in Ontario Hockey League action.Neumann struck the eventual power-play winner...
OHL Roundup: Ryan McLeod Has Two Goals, Assist as Steelheads Beat Colts
OHL Roundup: Steelheads beat Colts 5-2--MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - Ryan McLeod scored twice and added an assist as the Mississauga Steelheads beat the Barrie Colts 5-2 on Friday night in Ontario Hockey League action.Albert Michnac, Trent Fox and Michael McLeod...
Ontario Technology Hubs Key for GM Canada's Plans for Driverless Cars: CEO
Ontario key in GM's plans for driverless cars--MARKHAM, Ont. - General Motors of Canada sees Ontario's strength in advanced technologies as strategically important for its plans for creating safe, driverless vehicles in the near future, its CEO said...
--Ontario Update-
(Trudeau-Pikangikum)Leaders of a northwestern Ontario reserve are telling Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about their housing problems as he visits the remote community about 500 kilometres northwest of Thunder Bay.Dean Owen, who is chief of Pikangikum...
--Ontario Update-
---(Toronto-Shooting)Two men are dead and two others are in hospital following an overnight shooting in northwest Toronto.All of the victims are reportedly in their 20s.Paramedics say the two wounded men were being treated for life-threatening injuries.All...
Orphaned Cougar in B.C.'S Interior Recovers from Frostbite and Hunger
Orphaned cougar recovering from frostbite, hunger--WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. - A young cougar left hungry and orphaned when its mother was hit by a vehicle is recovering from frostbite in Williams Lake, B.C.Ron LeBlanc of the B.C. Conservation Officer Service...
Powerful Waves Prompt Warnings, Beach Closures on West Coast of Vancouver Island
Nine-metre waves pound some west coast beaches--TOFINO, B.C. - Long-time residents of Vancouver Island's west coast admit to being awestruck by the latest storm that has prompted an extreme wave hazard advisory for the region, including Pacific Rim National...
--Prairie Update-
---(Manitoba-Call-Centre)A Winnipeg-based call centre says it has leased space for a new location in an old Target store and plans to hire 500 people.24-7 Intouch says it will be its fourth international call centre in the city.The company is owned by...
--Prairie Update-
---(Alta-Firefighters-Cancer)The Alberta Firefighters Association is praising changes brought in by the province that will expand benefits for those facing heightened cancer risks on the job.Premier Rachel Notley announced today that Alberta firefighters...
Prep-Agriculture-Report
---(NAFTA-Agriculture)The NAFTA talks move to Montreal next week and Quebec Agriculture Minister Laurent Lessard plans to be present for part of the discussions.Supply management -- the quota and price control system that ensures a stable income to dairy...
Prep-LifeWatch
---(Canadian Epipen-Shortage)The Canadian distributor of the EpiPen says there is a shortage of one size of the emergency treatment used by people with life-threatening allergic reactions.Pfizer Canada says there is a shortage of the 0.3-milligram form...
QMJHL Roundup: Chainey Scores OT Winner as Mooseheads Top Screaming Eagles
QMJHL Roundup: Mooseheads top Screaming Eagles in OT--HALIFAX - Jocktan Chainey scored the winner late in overtime to lift the Halifax Mooseheads over the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 5-4 on Friday night in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action.Otto...
Quebec Teen Says Smartphone Rules Are Too Tough in Letter to School Board
Quebec teen challenges school cellphone rules--SAGUENAY, Que. - A Quebec teen thinks his school's policy of seizing smartphones belonging to students caught using them in class goes too far.Vincent Duguay, 15, challenged his school's cellphone policy...
Removal of All Tolls on Nova Scotia's Cobequid Pass Unlikely:minister
Removal of all Cobequid Pass tolls unlikely:Hines--HALIFAX - Nova Scotia's transportation minister says it's unlikely all tolls will be removed from the Cobequid Pass, the province's only toll highway.Lloyd Hines said maintenance and capital costs will...
Rise in Duty-Free Allowance Could Cost Hundreds of Thousands of Jobs: Retail Council
Duty-free raise a job loss risk: Retail Council--CALGARY - Canada's retail industry is warning that raising the duty-free allowance for cross-border shipments could lead to hundreds of thousands of job losses and cut billions of dollars from the Canadian...
School Boards Cut Funding to Theatre Program over Gay Prom Play Content
School boards cut theatre funding over 'profanity'--Two school boards in southwestern Ontario have cut funding to a local youth theatre program after officials decided a play depicting the true story of a gay teen couple fighting to attend prom contained...
--Second NewsWatch-
---(Toronto-Missing Men)An arrest by Toronto police has lifted a cloud of fear and apprehension in the city's gay village.Sixty-six-year-old Bruce McArthur is facing two counts of first-degree murder in the suspected deaths of Selim Esen and Andrew Kinsman.Both...
--Seventeenth NewsWatch-
---(Lac-Megantic) (Audio: 112)All three men charged with criminal negligence causing death in the Lac Megantic train derailment disaster have been found not guilty.Forty-seven people were killed and the downtown core of the Quebec town was gutted when...
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