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10 Safeway Stores to Be Shuttered in B.C. as Labour Negotiations Begin
10 Safeway stores to be shuttered in B.C.--NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. - A union representing Safeway employees in British Columbia says 10 stores in the province will be permanently closed as labour negotiations are set to begin.United Food and Commercial...
Abortion Pill Still Largely out of Reach for Most Women in Nova Scotia
Abortion pill still out of reach in N.S.--HALIFAX - The abortion pill remains out of reach of most Nova Scotia women, because doctors still cannot bill the province for providing it.Last fall, the province announced funding of Mifegymiso, a two-drug...
Adarius Bowman Roster Bonus Deadline Is Looming for Edmonton Eskimos
Bowman roster bonus deadline looms for Esks--Edmonton Eskimos GM Brock Sunderland has a big decision to make.Veteran receiver Adarius Bowman is due a $140,000 roster bonus early next month. The six-foot-three, 215-pound slotback is a three-time CFL all-star...
ADVISORY-Atl-Calendar
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Advisory-Prairie-Calendar
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Alberta Judge Quotes 'Game of Thrones' in Sentencing Inmate for Attack on Guard
Judge quotes 'Game of Thrones' in assault sentence--CALGARY - A Calgary judge has quoted the HBO series "Game of Thrones" in sentencing a convict who helped another inmate beat two jail guards in an unprovoked assault.Provincial court Judge Harry Van...
Alberta Town Councillor Says She Was Attacked in Home Invasion, Plans to Resign
Alberta town councillor reports home invasion--CLARESHOLM, Alta. - RCMP are investigating after a member of a town council in southern Alberta says she was beaten during a home invasion.Donna Courage of Claresholm says she was attacked in her home on...
--Atlantic Update-
---(Mr-Big-Charge-Dismissed)A case against a young Nova Scotia man accused of killing his mother collapsed in court after a judge decided evidence obtained by the R-C-M-P through a so-called Mr. Big sting operation was not admissible.John Buckley had...
--Atlantic Update-
---(RCMP-Sexual-Assault)The R-C-M-P's commanding officer in Nova Scotia says he's "shocked and disheartened" by allegations that members and recruits were sexually assaulted by a doctor at the Mounties' health clinic in the province.Assistant Commissioner...
Automakers to Generate Low Returns on Electric Cars for Years to Come: Moody's
Surging EV sales not helping profits--MONTREAL - Moody's Investors Service says global automakers, aside from Tesla, will generate low returns on battery electric vehicles even though sales will surge by 2030.The rating's service estimates that electric...
Babcock, Goyette and Smyth Named Order of Hockey in Canada Honourees
Babcock, Goyette, Smyth receive honour--LONDON, Ont. - Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock, two-time Olympic champion Danielle Goyette and former NHL forward Ryan Smyth were named Order of Hockey in Canada honourees on Tuesday.The Hockey Canada...
--B-C Update-
------(BC-Safeway-Closures)Union officials say about one-thousand employees will be affected when Sobeys Inc. shuts down 10 Safeway stores in B-C.The United Food and Commercial Workers Union is questioning the timing of the announcement affecting B-C...
Bell Canada Alert Prompts RCMP, Privacy Watchdog to Investigate Data Breach
RCMP investigating data breach at Bell Canada--TORONTO - The RCMP has launched an investigation into a data breach at Bell Canada that appears to have compromised customer names and email addresses, but no credit card or banking information.Bell Canada...
Bell Media Signs Deal with Starz to Bring Content to Canada
Bell Media signs content deal with Starz--Bell Media has signed a multi-year content deal with Starz, the No. 2-ranked premium paid U.S. television platform.As part of the deal, the channel The Movie Network Encore will get Starz branding next year.Individual...
'Breadwinner' Producer Learns an Oscar Nomination Complicates His Annual Pool
Canadian 'Breadwinner' producers on their Oscar nomination--TORONTO - "The Breadwinner" producer Andrew Rosen says he'll have to tweak the rules of his long-running Oscar pool now that his film is among this year's Academy Awards contenders.He's hosted...
Brian McKeever, Collin Cameron Earn Gold, Bronze IPC World Cup Medals
McKeever, Cameron earn World Cup medals--OBERRIED, Germany - Canadians Brian McKeever and Collin Cameron captured medals Tuesday at the IPC World Cup para nordic ski event.McKeever, of Canmore, Alta., won the men's visually impaired classification while...
Canada Faces Angry Americans in Pivotal Sixth Round of NAFTA Talks
Canada faces angry U.S. in next NAFTA round--Canada will be hosting an annoyed and angry United States as the sixth round of talks in the North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiation unfold over the coming week.The Trump administration is making...
Canada, Old TPP Members Resurrect Trade Deal without U.S., but Questions Remain
Canada helps resurrect old TPP treaty--OTTAWA - Canada and the remaining members of the old Trans-Pacific Partnership have breathed new life into a trade deal that will forge ahead without the United States and open distant new markets at a time of uncertainty...
Canada Optimistic a Trans-Pacific Trade Deal within Reach Tuesday
Canada sees deal about to be reached at TPP11--OTTAWA - The federal government is optimistic it's nearing a deal that would see Canada agree to the Trans-Pacific Partnership as early as Tuesday, The Canadian Press has learned.A government official, who...
Canada's Big New Trade Deal: How It Could Affect a Far Bigger Deal - NAFTA
TPP deal adds wrinkle to NAFTA talks--MONTREAL - The signing of a sprawling new trade pact involving two North American countries has revealed a rift in philosophy with the continent's superpower and raised the question of whether those differences might...
Canadian Welterweight Rory MacDonald Returns Home with Bellator Title
MacDonald returns home with Bellator title--Rory MacDonald is back in Canada, on crutches but with the Bellator welterweight championship belt in tow.The former UFC contender won a unanimous five-round decision to dethrone American-based Brazilian Douglas...
CN Rail Raises Dividend as It Eyes Years of Double-Digit Annual Growth
CN Rail gets boost from lower U.S. tax rate--MONTREAL - Canadian National Railway Co. is raising its quarterly dividend 10 per cent as it anticipates annual double-digit earnings growth for the next five years.The country's largest railway says it will...
Daughter of Winnipeg Couple Killed in Jamaica Faces Hurdles Bringing Them Home
Couple killed in Jamaica still not returned to Canada--WINNIPEG - The daughter of a Winnipeg couple killed in Jamaica says she is facing several challenges as she works to bring their bodies back to Canada.Debbie Olfert says she is waiting on a signature...
Drouin Leads Canadiens Past Avalanche 4-2 to Colorado's Win Streak at 10 Games
Drouin leads Canadiens past Avalanche 4-2--MONTREAL - It took one of Jonathan Drouin's best games of the year to end the Colorado Avalanche's ten-game winning streak.Drouin had his first three-point game of the season as the Montreal Canadiens stunned...
Eichel Overtime Hero as Sabres Edge Flames 2-1 for Rare Win in Calgary
Eichel OT hero as Sabres edge Flames 2-1--CALGARY - It took extra time on Monday night, but Jack Eichel finally solved Mike Smith.On his 13th shot attempt that included a game-high seven shots on goal, Eichel scored 90 seconds into overtime to give the...
--Eighteenth NewsWatch-
---(Metrolinx-Cyberattack) (Audio:165)A spokeswoman for Ontario transit agency Metrolinx says no personal information was compromised and systems that operate its trains and buses were not affected by a cyberattack that originated in North Korea.Due...
--Eleventh NewsWatch-
---(TPP-Canada) (Audio: P04)The head of the union that represents Canadian auto workers says the Trans-Pacific Partnership is the worst trade deal ever.But Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland that the deal...
Entertainment News as of 3 P.M. Tuesday, Jan. 23
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...
Everything You Need to Know about Fresh Produce and E. Coli
Everything you need to know about fresh produce and E. coli--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...
Facts to Know about Tsunami Warnings in Canada
Facts to know about tsunami warnings in Canada--VANCOUVER - Some residents along British Columbia's coastline were woken by tsunami warning sirens early Tuesday morning shortly after an earthquake struck off the coast of Alaska. Here are some things...
Fashion's Potential to Influence Politics and Culture
Fashion's potential to influence politics and culture--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...
Feds Clarify LGBTQ and Abortions Rights Attestation for Summer Jobs Funding
Feds clarify language on summer jobs program--OTTAWA - The Liberal government has clarified how its new policy on reproductive rights will apply to organizations seeking youth summer job funding -- but it's standing firm on its decision to deny grants...
--Fifteenth NewsWatch-
---(Trudeau-Davos)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau got a good reception in Davos, Switzerland today when he called for the international community to do more to promote women's rights and gender equality.Trudeau told the audience that promoting women is...
--Fifth NewsWatch-
---(Alaska-Earthquake)A tsunami warning has been cancelled for coastal British Columbia.Tsunami warning sirens went off in Tofino and other western B-C coastal communities, and in coastal Alaska, after a powerful earthquake struck in waters southeast...
Fire Is out after Tanker Truck and Rail Car Collide in Port Coquitlam, B.C
Fire is out after tanker truck, rail car crash--PORT COQUITLAM, B.C. - A spectacular explosion and fire, fuelled by ethanol, has been allowed to burn out in Port Coquitlam, B.C.Residents were forced from the neighbourhood, a local mall was evacuated...
--First NewsWatch-
---(Trudeau-Davos)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in Switzerland, preparing to address today's opening day of the annual World Economic Forum in Davos.Sources tell The Canadian Press the P-M will use his speech to fellow political leaders, academics...
Flu Can Be Fatal for Healthy Kids and Young Adults, Though Rare: Experts
Flu deaths in kids rare, but do occur: experts--TORONTO - When most people think about deaths from influenza, elderly patients with underlying health conditions are likely the first to come to mind. But the complications of flu can also be fatal on rare...
--Fourteenth NewsWatch-
---(Davos Forum)Just hours after U-S President Donald Trump approved new tariffs on imports, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the leader of India have come out forcefully against a drift toward protectionism at the World Economic Forum.Indian Prime...
--Fourth Newswatch-
---(Alaska-Earthquake)(Audio:43)A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 8.2 struck off Alaska's Kodiak Island early today, prompting a tsunami warning for a large swath of coastal British Columbia and Alaska.The remainder of the U-S West...
Going in Cold: Nunavut Skip's First Game with New Teammates Will Come at Scotties
Nunavut skip has yet to play with teammates--The good news for Amie Shackleton is that she is set to realize her dream of playing at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts.The bad news is she has never played a competitive game with her teammates.Shackleton...
Health-Lifestyles News as of 3 P.M. Tuesday, Jan. 23
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...
Impact Open Camp without Ballou Tabla; Transfer to European Club Expected
Impact's Ballou Tabla headed for Europe--MONTREAL - The Montreal Impact are close to losing Ballou Tabla, their brightest young prospect, to a European club.And technical director Adam Braz believes that's good news.Tabla, 18, was not among the 31 players...
In the News Today, Jan. 23
In the news today, Jan. 23--Five stories in the news for Tuesday, Jan. 23------PM TRUDEAU TO SPEAK AT WORLD ECONOMIC FORUMPrime Minister Justin Trudeau will speak today at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where he's expected talk about...
IOC Likes Calgary's Legacy, Including Saddledome, for 2026 Bid: City Director
IOC likes Calgary's legacy: city director--CALGARY - The International Olympic Committee believes Calgary's Saddledome can host hockey and figure skating in 2026.Kyle Ripley, the city's recreation director who is also director of Calgary 2026 bid project...
Is Attraction to an Age Group Another Kind of Sexual Orientation?
Is attraction to an age group another kind of sexual orientation?--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 Was Ashamed:' Alleged Sex Victim Testifies against Ex-Young Canadians Staffer
Alleged victim in Young Canadians trial testifies--CALGARY - A man who says he was sexually assaulted by a former longtime employee of a young people's performance group testified Tuesday that Philip Heerema was like the CEO of the troupe and the man...
Legal Marijuana Shops Could Boost Nearby Properties: Experts, Study
Could legal pot shops boost property values?--TORONTO - While Ontario landlords are looking to ban marijuana use in their rental units and several municipalities don't want legal cannabis stores in their neighbourhoods, experts and a U.S. study suggest...
Man Begins Dog Sled Journey across Canada:'We're Going to Face Some Adversities'
Man begins dog sled journey across Canada--CHURCHILL, Man. - A New Brunswick man left northern Manitoba Monday on a highly unlikely journey home -- a 3,000-kilometre trek by dog sled.Justin Allen will spend the next two months with his 12 dogs making...
Man Faces 48 Charges in String of Random Toronto Shootings, Police Say
Man faces 48 charges in random Toronto shootings:police--TORONTO - A 20-year-old man is facing dozens of charges, including seven counts of attempted murder, in what police describe as a string of unprovoked, random shootings in Toronto that narrowly...
Manitobans to Pay $500 for Sleep Apnea Therapy Starting in April: Officials
Manitobans to pay for sleep disorder therapy--WINNIPEG - Adult Manitobans will soon be paying out of pocket if they need therapy and equipment for a potentially serious disorder called sleep apnea.People who have the condition repeatedly stop and start...
Marijuana in the Workplace: What Is Unsafe?
Marijuana in the workplace: What is unsafe?--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.___Authors:...
Matthew Savoie Drawing Lofty Hockey Comparisons Even at the Age of 14
Savoie drawing lofty comparisons at age 14--He's only 14 but already Matthew Savoie is drawing comparisons to the likes of Sidney Crosby and Nathan MacKinnon.Trouble is, Savoie isn't eligible for the WHL bantam draft until May 2019 and even then would...
Media Magnate Peladeau Evasive about Potential Return to Politics
Peladeau remains evasive on possible comeback--MONTREAL - Quebec telecom and media magnate Pierre Karl Peladeau renewed speculation Tuesday he is considering a return to politics.His abrupt departure in May 2016 as head of the Parti Quebecois was against...
Montreal Visual Effects Team Celebrates 'Blade Runner 2049' Oscar Nominations
Montreal team behind 'Blade Runner' celebrates Oscars nods--A visual effects company from Montreal is celebrating its role in nabbing not just one Oscar nomination but three -- thanks to eye-popping work on "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," "Kong: Skull Island"...
Most Actively Traded Companies on the TSX
Most actively traded companies on the TSX--Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (16,357.55, up 9.57 points)Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Healthcare. Up 29 cents, or 2.00 per cent, to...
National Audio 1:05 PM ET
National Audio 1:05 PM ET--NAT111 - (GYM-Doctor-Sexual-Assault) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) LANSING, Mich. x-09s. It's the sixth day of victim impact statements before former sports doctor Larry Nassar is sentenced for molesting women and girls while he worked...
National Audio 12:25 PM ET
National Audio 12:25 PM ET--NAT104 - (Hamilton-Mob-Hit) AURORA, Ont. x-10s. Police believe the person responsible for the death of a member of Hamilton, Ontario's Musitano crime family in May is also responsible for fatally shooting a woman north of...
National Audio 2:45 AM ET
National Audio 2:45 AM ET--NAT001 - (ENT-Oscars-Preventing-Envelopegate) UNDATED. x-28s. (Margie Szaroleta) The accounting firm that counts the votes for the Academy Awards is creating new precautions to prevent mistakes when revealing the winners. (opens...
National Audio 3:05 PM ET
National Audio 3:05 PM ET--NAT126 - (ENT-OBIT-Hugh-Masekela) UNDATED. x-32s. (Margie Szaroleta) South African musician Hugh Masekela has died in Johannesburg at the age of 78 after fighting cancer for a decade. (opens with music) (SOURCE:The Associated...
National Audio 3:35 PM ET
National Audio 3:35 PM ET--NAT133 - (US-Trump-Russia-Probe) WASHINGTON. x-38s. (Sagar Meghani) U-S President Trump says he's not worried that one of his administration's top officials has spoken with the special counsel's team. (WAS) (SOURCE:The Associated...
National Audio 4:25 AM ET
National Audio 4:25 AM ET--NAT017 - (US-Drilling-Rig-Explosion-Oklahoma) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) PITTSBURG COUNTY. x-24s. Five people are missing after a fiery explosion ripped through an eastern Oklahoma drilling rig. One worker was flown to a hospital...
National Audio 4:25 PM ET
National Audio 4:25 PM ET--NAT142 - (Alaska-Earthquake) PASADENA, Calif. x-14s. Today's earthquake off the coast of Alaska was a type that usually produces less vertical motion, which means less chance for waves to build into a tsunami. That's according...
National Audio 4:55 PM ET
National Audio 4:55 PM ET--NAT145 - (US-Bike-Path-Attack) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) NEW YORK. x-14s. A man charged with using a truck to kill eight people on a New York City bike path could face a lengthy trial if prosecutors seeks the death penalty. Reporter...
National Audio 5:55 AM ET
National Audio 5:55 AM ET--NAT043 - (Alaska-Earthquake) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-11s. A tsunami warning has been posted for the coast of British Columbia and Alaska following a powerful earthquake in the Gulf of Alaska. Emergency Info B-C says...
National Audio 6:05 PM ET
National Audio 6:05 PM ET--NAT154 - (US-Bike-Path-Attack) NEW YORK. x-32s. (Warren Levinson) A man accused of killing eight people in New York last year could face the death penalty. (SOURCE:The Associated Press)--NAT155 - (US-Drilling-Rig-Explosion-Oklahoma)...
National Audio 7:15 AM ET
National Audio 7:15 AM ET--NAT054 - (US-Alaska-Earthquake) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) KODIAK, Alaska. x-07s. The U-S Geological Survey says anyone in a tsunami warning area should evacuate inland or to higher ground, or move to an upper floor of a multi-storey...
National Audio 7:35 PM ET
National Audio 7:35 PM ET--NAT162 - (ENT-Sexual-Harassment-Keillor) MINNEAPOLIS. x-19s. Minnesota Public Radio is providing additional details of allegations of sexual harassment against Garrison Keillor (KEEL'-ur). M-P-R says Keillor was accused of...
National Audio 9:05 PM ET
National Audio 9:05 PM ET--NAT176 - (US-Federal-Reserve-Powell) WASHINGTON. x-17s. The U-S Federal Reserve has a new chairman. Reporter Mike Gracia has details from Washington. ("..to interest rates.") (SOURCE:The Associated Press)TAG: Trump decided...
National Audio 9:45 AM ET
National Audio 9:45 AM ET--NAT073 - (ENT-FILM-Oscar-Nominations) (FOR PRODUCTION) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-11s. The nominations for the 90th Annual Academy Awards were announced this morning in L-A. Greta Gerwig is the only female director to...
National Program to Help Keep COPD Patients out of Hospital Being Expanded
Program helps keep COPD patients out of hospital--TORONTO - At age 69, Chris Burden is still working 60-hour weeks as a bailiff and process server, a job that takes him all over New Brunswick and has given rise to his self-styled moniker of "road runner."It's...
New Blue Jay Outfielder Randal Grichuk Hard at Work in Off-Season
New Jay Grichuk hard at work in off-season--TORONTO - Newly acquired Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Randal Grichuk didn't put his feet up in the off-season. Instead he bought a pitching machine.The 26-year-old Texan got the machine the week he returned...
New Indigenous Services Ministry Aiming to Improve Health, Quality of Life
Philpott's new ministry has steep climb ahead--OTTAWA - The new department of Indigenous Services has an unusual long-term goal: Its own eradication."This department should disappear over time," said deputy minister Jean-Francois Tremblay as he and Minister...
New Research Suggests Winds of Change Blow Even for Black Holes
Winds of change blow even for black holes--EDMONTON - The winds of change blow, even around a black hole.New Canadian-led research has peered into the strange world of black holes to discover they're girded by electromagnetic winds that not only influence...
New Women's Soccer Coach Heiner-Moller Sees Seamless Transition from Herdman Era
New women's soccer coach sees bright future--TORONTO - There is only one John Herdman.But in putting Herdman in charge of the men's national team and naming assistant coach Kenneth Heiner-Moller his replacement with the women, the Canadian Soccer Association...
--Nineteenth NewsWatch-
---(Metrolinx-Cyberattack)Ontario transit agency Metrolinx says it was the target of a cyberattack that originated in North Korea -- but no personal information was compromised and systems that operate its trains and buses were not affected.Spokeswoman...
--Ninth NewsWatch-
---(Alaska-Earthquake) (Audio: 80)A powerful earthquake that struck off an island in the Gulf of Alaska early this morning prompted a tsunami threat that sent people along the B-C coastline running for higher ground.After a few intense hours, the tsunami...
Ontario Audio 1:55 PM ET
Ontario Audio 1:55 PM ET--R02 - (Ont-Household-Debt)TORONTO. x-12s. Ontario's fiscal watchdog says household debt in the province has increased since 2010, and is projected to continue to grow, which could spell trouble for the economy as interest rates...
--Ontario Update-
---(Ont-Campaign-Spending)A coalition of Ontario unions is fighting a new law that limits how much third parties can spend on election advertising.The Working Families group has spent millions of dollars on attack ads targeting the Progressive Conservatives...
--Ontario Update-
---(Ont-Landlords-Pot)Some Ontario landlords are seeking the right to ban the use of marijuana in rental properties when recreational weed is legalized this summer.John Dickie, president of the Canadian Federation of Apartment Associations, says landlords...
Orlando Pride Acquires Canadian International Defender Shelina Zadorsky
Orlando acquires Canadian Shelina Zadorsky--TORONTO - The Washington Spirit have traded Canadian international defender Shelina Zadorsky to the Orlando Pride for goalkeeper Aubrey Bledsoe and Orlando's first-round pick in the 2019 NWSL draft.The 25-year-old...
Ottawa Announces Four New Measures in Effort to Protect Right Whales
New measures to help protect right whales--MONCTON, N.B. - The federal fisheries minister has imposed new measures aimed at protecting North Atlantic right whales from entanglement with fishing gear."Protecting Canada's endangered whales from further...
Ottawa Announces Funding for Digital Education of N.S. Indigenous Children
Mi'kmaq children to learn coding, robotics--HALIFAX - Indigenous children in Nova Scotia are set to learn coding and other digital skills, in an initiative one business leader says he hopes will "open up doors" beyond the reserve for Mi'kmaq students."Jobs...
Ottawa Confirms 'Substantial Sum' for Financing of Lac-Megantic Bypass Rail Line
Ottawa confirms money for Lac-Megantic bypass--MONTREAL - The federal government confirmed Tuesday it would play a major role in the contruction of a bypass rail line around Lac-Megantic that local residents have been seeking since the July 2013 train...
P.E.I. Premier Battles Nova Scotia Mill's Plan to Pump Effluent into Strait
P.E.I. premier pans N.S. mill's effluent plan--CHARLOTTETOWN - Prince Edward Island's premier has come out against a Nova Scotia pulp mill's plan to pump effluent into the Northumberland Strait.Wade MacLauchlan has voiced his disapproval of Northern...
Photo Advisory Addition
Photo advisory addition--The Canadian Press photo advisory additions for Tuesday, January 23, 2018. Entries with an estimated photo transmission time (EST) are staffed by The Canadian Press or Associated Press photojournalists.ADDS: TOFINO, B.C.--Tsunami...
Police Suspect Same Person in Musitano Death, Fatal Vaughan Shooting
Police link Hamilton mob death to Vaughan shooting--Investigators believe the person responsible for slaying a member of a notorious Ontario crime family last year was also behind the murder of a woman north of Toronto two months earlier, police said...
Port Alberni Woman Recalls Fleeing 1964 Tsunami in Rowboat after Quake
Warning stirs 1964 tsunami memories--VICTORIA - Lea Gardner remembers getting in a rowboat with her husband, three young children and the family dog to flee a tsunami that hit British Columbia 54 years ago.But the 83-year-old Port Alberni resident says...
--Prairie Update-
(CRIME-Creep-Catcher)A man convicted of criminal harassment for his involvement in a Creep Catchers sting in central Alberta has been fined 15-hundred dollars and must spend a year on probation.Carl Young, also known as Karl Murphy, was convicted last...
--Prairie Update-
---(Alta-Farm-Safety)Alberta's labour minister says the province is still consulting on new safety rules for farms and has no specific timeline to enact the regulations.But Christina Gray says the new regulations will be in place before the 2019 provincial...
Prep-Agriculture-Report
---(Northern-Ontario-Agri-Food)The Ontario government has announced a new strategy that it says will grow and develop its agri-food sector and help boost local food consumption in northern Ontario.The province says its Northern Ontario Agri-Food Strategy...
Prep-LifeWatch
---(Chronic-Disease-Program)A national program called INSPIRED is helping people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or C-O-P-D, to better manage their symptoms and stay out of hospital.C-O-P-D is an incurable, progressive lung disease, most...
Quebec Municipalities Using Environmentally Friendly Options to Road Salt
Municipalities find options to road salt--MONTREAL - Several Quebec municipalities that want to reduce their use of rock salt are turning to beet juice and wood chips as alternative de-icing options.Eric Westram, the mayor of Montreal-area Rosemere,...
QuickQuotes from Business on Canada Agreeing to Revised TPP Trade Deal
QuickQuotes on Canada agreeing to revised TPP--Canadian business sectors had mixed reactions to news that Canada and the remaining members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership had agreed to a revised trade agreement. Here's what a few are saying.___"It's...
Rail Conductor Involved in Banff Crash Fired Again for Social Media Posts
Rail conductor fired over social media posts--CALGARY - A Canadian Pacific Railway conductor who was fired following a 2014 derailment in Banff and later reinstated has been dismissed again -- this time over social media posts that included several sexy...
RCMP Officers Allege Sexual Abuse by Doctor at Mounties' Health Office
Police probe RCMP sex assault claims--Halifax police are investigating allegations from dozens of female RCMP officers and recruits who say they were sexually assaulted by a doctor at the Mounties' health clinic in Nova Scotia over two decades.The force's...
Report Recommends Scrapping Most N.S. School Boards, Says System Isn't Working
Report recommends scrapping most N.S. school boards--HALIFAX - Nova Scotia's school system is failing its students, according to a provincially ordered report that recommends all English-language boards be scrapped in favour of a single "aligned model."Education...
Rising Interest Rates Could Negatively Impact Ontario's economy:Report
Household debt growing in Ontario--TORONTO - Rising interest rates could have a "significant" impact on Ontario's economy as the already ballooning household debt is projected to continue to grow, warns the province's fiscal watchdog.The Financial Accountability...
Saskatchewan Crown Says Longest Child Porn Sentence Not Enough, Files Appeal
Crown seeks tougher sentence in child porn case--SASKATOON - The Crown is appealing the longest sentence handed down for child pornography-related offences in Saskatchewan.A notice of appeal says the 12-year term handed to Philip Chicoine last November...
Saskatchewan Rush Fan Dressed as Hulk Banned from Calgary Lacrosse Game
'Rush Hulk' banned from Calgary lacrosse game--WARMAN, Sask. - A man who dresses up as the Incredible Hulk at Saskatchewan Rush lacrosse games says he's been banned from this weekend's game in Calgary against the Roughnecks.Known as Rush Hulk, superfan...
--Second NewsWatch-
---(Trudeau-Davos)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in Davos, Switzerland where he will address world leaders and business elite attending the World Economic Forum.Trudeau is expected to focus on investment in Canada and women's and workers' rights in...
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