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2018 Canadian Winter Olympic Team
2018 Canadian Winter Olympic Team--List of athletes nominated by the Canadian Olympic Committee to compete during the 2018 Winter Games to be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea from Feb. 9-25 (x-injured, will not compete):ALPINE SKIING (14)WomenCandace...
ADVISORY-B-C Calendar
Here is Wednesday's B.C. calendar:BURNABY - The National Energy Board hears from landowners in the B.C. Lower Mainland area who have raised concerns with the detailed route of the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project. Through Jan. 31. (1:30 p.m....
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 Town Says No to Pride Flag, Province Says Can Fly at Provincial Building
Southern Alberta town says no to Pride flag--TABER, Alta. - A southern Alberta town has turned down a request from a community group to fly a rainbow Pride flag.Taber Council has also approved a motion that calls for only the Canadian, Alberta and Taber...
Anti-Abortion Group Loses Initial Court Bid over Summer Jobs Program
Group loses court bid over jobs program--OTTAWA - The federal Liberals have been handed a win in court over a pro-choice requirement attached to the Canada Summer Jobs program, days before the deadline to apply for funding grants.A Federal Court of Canada...
Appeal Court Orders New Trial for Halifax Taxi Driver Acquitted of Sex Assault
New trial ordered for acquitted taxi driver--HALIFAX - A Halifax taxi driver acquitted of sexually assaulting a drunk and unconscious woman has been ordered to again stand trial in a case that sparked a national debate over intoxication and the capacity...
--Atlantic Update-
---(NB-Workplace-Harassment)In the midst of sexual misconduct allegations that have forced multiple Canadian politicians to resign, the New Brunswick government says it continues to take measures to prevent workplace violence and harassment.Deputy government...
--Atlantic Update-
---(Halifax-Cornwallis-Statue)The regional chief of the Assembly of First Nations in Nova Scotia is applauding Halifax's decision to immediately remove the statue of Edward Cornwallis.Morley Googoo calls the move a huge opportunity for the city that...
Bakers, Grocers Involved in 16-Year Price-Fixing Conspiracy: Competition Bureau
Watchdog alleges 16-year price-fixing plot--At least $1.50 has been artificially baked into the price of a loaf of bread during a 16-year-long bread price-fixing conspiracy involving the country's largest bakery wholesalers and grocery retailers, the...
BC Audio 4:25 PM ET
BC Audio 4:25 PM ET--BC03 - (Overdose-Deaths)VICTORIA. x-15s. Health officials in B-C say decriminalizing illicit substances such as opioids could help curb the province's climbing number of fatal overdoses. The executive director of B-C's Overdose Emergency...
B.C. First Nation Claims Victoria-Area Island, Alleging Treaty Rights Violated
B.C. First Nation claims $54M private island--VANCOUVER - A British Columbia First Nation is claiming title to a private island off Victoria that is currently owned by one of the world's richest men and is valued at more than $54 million.James Island,...
B.C. Liberals to Elect New Leader among Field of Veterans and Newcomers
Voting starts Thursday for B.C. Liberal leader--VICTORIA - British Columbia's Liberals will elect a new leader Saturday with an assignment to ignite and guide the party from an unfamiliar position in Opposition after 16 years in power. An estimated 60,000...
B.C. Man in Threats Case Faces New Assault Charges in Separate Alleged Incidents
B.C. man in threats case faces additional charges--VERNON, B.C. - The RCMP say additional charges have been laid against a British Columbia man after allegations were made by female sex workers following a police search of a farm in Salmon Arm where...
B.C.'S Coroner Says over 1,422 People Died of Illicit Drug Overdoses Last Year
Illicit drug overdose deaths reach record in B.C.--VANCOUVER - Illicit drug overdoses claimed 1,422 lives in British Columbia last year, setting a new threshold for the crisis that has been fuelled by the powerful opioid fentanyl.The BC Coroners Service...
B.C.'S Senior's Advocate Says Elderly Still Not Receiving Minimum Hours of Care
Advocate questions drugs for B.C.'s seniors--VICTORIA - British Columbia's seniors advocate has released her annual snapshot of residential care facilities in the province, highlighting modest improvements in hours of care provided to the elderly, but...
B.C. to Face Consequences over Plan to Ban Increased Oil Shipments: Alberta
B.C. will face consequences over oil policy: Alberta--EDMONTON - Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says there will be consequences for British Columbia over the province's latest attempt to hinder expansion of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain oil pipeline.Notley...
--B-C Update-
(BC-Overdose-Deaths)B-C's chief coroner says more than half of the fatal drug overdoses in the province last year involved people aged 30 to 49 and four out of five of those who died were male.Lisa Lapointe broke down some of the numbers involved in...
Boeing Waiting for Written Rationale for Bombardier Win to Decide Next Steps
Boeing mum on next steps against C Series--MONTREAL - Aircraft giant Boeing Co. will wait for the U.S. International Trade Commission to publish the reasons for its trade dispute decision favouring Bombardier before deciding next steps, including whether...
Canadian Cyle Larin Introduced by Turkish Champion Besiktas after Transfer Deal
Besiktas unveils Canadian forward Cyle Larin--ISTANBUL - Turkish champion Besiktas introduced Canadian striker Cyle Larin on Wednesday along with Brazilian forward Vagner Love.Larin had been in the middle of a tug of war between Orlando City SC, his...
Canadian Drillers Moving Rigs South to Chase Better Prospects in Texas Oilfields
U.S. prospects draw Canadian rigs south--CALGARY - A growing number of Canadian drilling rigs are being moved south of the border to take advantage of brighter prospects for oil and gas in the United States -- and observers say it's unlikely they will...
Canadian Skier Erik Guay to Miss the Winter Olympics Due to Back Pain
Canadian skier Erik Guay to miss Games--World champion skier Erik Guay's dream of an Olympic medal is over.The Montreal native, one of Canada's top medal hopes in alpine skiing, announced Wednesday that he will miss the Winter Games that begin Feb. 9...
Celebrity Birthdays for Jan. 31
Celebrity birthdays for Jan. 31--Celebrity Birthdays for Jan. 31:Actress Carol Channing is 97.Composer Philip Glass is 81.Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands, the former queen regent, is 80.Quebec singer-songwriter Claude Gauthier is 79.Actor Stuart...
Court Upholds $700K Libel Award for Relentless Internet Smear Campaign
$700K libel award upheld in internet smear case--TORONTO - Two businessmen who waged a vicious and relentless internet smear campaign against a former associate must pay their victim $700,000 in damages, Ontario's top court affirmed on Wednesday.In dismissing...
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...
Discovery of Remains, Police Belief of Serial Killer at Work Has Experts Musing
Homicide experts mull Toronto case--TORONTO - The recent discovery of dismembered skeletal remains in backyard planters and a Toronto police allegation that a serial killer is responsible for the gruesome crimes have prompted at least one homicide expert...
Doctors Who Object to Treatment on Moral Grounds Must Give Referral: Court
Doctors who object to treatment must give referral--TORONTO - Ontario doctors who have a moral or religious objection to treatments such as assisted dying, contraception or abortions must refer patients to another doctor who can provide the service,...
Eagles Having Fun on Big Stage, Not Intimidated by Patriots
Eagles having fun on big stage, not intimidated by Patriots--BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - Wrestling masks have replaced the dog masks.The underdog Philadelphia Eagles are having fun with the media frenzy leading up to the Super Bowl against the New England Patriots....
Editorial Exchange: City Needs Answers on Serial Killer Investigation
Editorial Exchange: City needs answers on serial killer investigation--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Jan. 30:The horrifying allegations against Bruce McArthur, who police say is the most prolific serial killer in Toronto's history, have...
Editorial Exchange: Day Zero
Editorial Exchange: Day Zero--An editorial from the St. John's Telegram, published Jan. 31:There's a fascinating cautionary tale playing out in Cape Town, South Africa -- one that has an echo that many environmentalists know well.The city is on track...
Editorial Exchange: Debating Cornwallis a Worthwhile Goal, So Let's Keep Talking
Editorial Exchange: Debating Cornwallis a worthwhile goal, so let's keep talking--An editorial from the Halifax Chronicle Herald, published Jan. 30:It's unfortunate the prospect of dialogue has been replaced with demands over the statue of controversial...
Editorial Exchange: Domino Effect
Editorial Exchange: Domino effect--An editorial from the Charlottetown Guardian, published Jan. 30:As the saying goes, the only constant is change.And change there has been -- and quickly, too.In Nova Scotia, Opposition Leader Jamie Baillie was out of...
Editorial Exchange: Do the Ontario PCs Have a Death Wish? It Sure Seems like It
Editorial Exchange: Do the Ontario PCs have a death wish? It sure seems like it--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Jan. 29:Do Ontario's Progressive Conservatives have a death wish? What's happened in the party in the five short days since...
Editorial Exchange: Greens Got It Wrong, but May Got It Right
Editorial Exchange: Greens got it wrong, but May got it right--An editorial from the Winnipeg Free Press, published Jan. 31:Good for Elizabeth May.On Monday, the Green Party leader demanded an independent investigation into allegations from former staff...
Editorial Exchange: Memo to Cleveland's 'Indians': Don't Drag Your Heels on Doing the Right Thing
Editorial Exchange: Memo to Cleveland's 'Indians': Don't drag your heels on doing the right thing--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Jan. 30:When it comes to getting rid of their egregiously offensive mascot, Chief Wahoo, the Cleveland Indians...
Editorial Exchange: Reason for Optimism at NAFTA Talks
Editorial Exchange: Reason for optimism at NAFTA talks--An editorial from the Winnipeg Free Press, published Jan. 30:The prospects for renewal of Canada's trade treaty with the United States and Mexico brightened a great deal Monday when the three governments,...
--Eighteenth NewsWatch-
---(Mba-Trudeau)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in Winnipeg tonight to hold the latest town hall in his cross-country series.Earlier today, Trudeau met with members of his youth advisory council to discuss their ideas on issues including street harassment...
--Eighth NewsWatch-
---(StatCan-GDP-November)The manufacturing sector did the heavy lifting as the economy grew 0.4 per cent in November.Statistics Canada reports the increase in real gross domestic product came as the manufacturing sector gained 1.8 per cent.That's the...
--Eleventh NewsWatch-
---(Bread-Price-Fixing) (Audio: P04)Newly unsealed court documents obtained by The Canadian Press show the Competition Bureau believes at least seven companies, including Loblaw, Sobeys and Metro, committed indictable offences under the Competition Act.The...
Emotional First Day in Trial of Farmer Accused of Killing Indigenous Man
Graphic evidence at Saskatchewan murder trial--BATTLEFORD, Sask. - People are bracing for another emotional day at the trial of a Saskatchewan farmer accused of killing an Indigenous man on his property.There were tears in a Battleford courtroom Tuesday...
Expert Tells Winnipeg Murder Trial Cause of Tina Fontaine's Death Not Determined
No cause of death for Tina Fontaine: expert--WINNIPEG - A forensic pathologist has told a Winnipeg murder trial that he could not determine what killed a 15-year-old girl whose body was found in the Red River.Raymond Cormier has pleaded not guilty to...
Federal Analysis Outlines How Extra EI Benefit Program Topped $1.92 Billion
Extra EI benefits over budget by $1 billion--OTTAWA - A Liberal program to give extra employment insurance benefits to workers in regions hit hard by a drop in natural resource prices will end up costing almost $2 billion -- more than double original...
Federal Centre Flags Signs of Cash Linked to Fentanyl Scourge in New Alert
Centre flags signs of cash linked to fentanyl--OTTAWA - Traffickers are exploiting Canadian money service businesses to buy deadly fentanyl from overseas and then launder the proceeds through banks and credit unions, warns the national financial intelligence...
Federal Transgender Inmates to Be Housed, Addressed According to Gender Identity
Rights expanded for transgender inmates--OTTAWA - The federal prison system is changing the way it treats transgender inmates, who will now be placed in a men's or women's facility based on how they self-identify.Correctional staff must also address...
Female-Focused Medieval Times Show Bound for Toronto This Year
Female-focused Medieval Times show bound for Toronto--TORONTO - After nearly 25 years of entertaining audiences with jousting and a meal with the king, Toronto's Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament will soon undergo a "sea change" with a new female-centric...
--Fifteenth NewsWatch-
---(Toronto-Missing-Man Investigation) (Audio: 92)Toronto police say they are continuing to search properties linked to a self-employed landscaper facing five counts of first-degree murder.Speaking at a news conference today, Detective Sergeant Hank...
--Fifth NewsWatch-
---(US-State-of-Union-Reax)U-S President Donald Trump used his first official State of the Union address to highlight a strong economy and the tax overhaul he signed late last year.Addressing a deeply divided Congress and nation, Trump also appealed...
--First NewsWatch-
---(US-State-of-Union)U-S President Donald Trump's first State of the Union was the most-tweeted-about joint address to Congress ever.Twitter reports 4.5-million tweets were sent around the annual event, surpassing last year's record of three-million...
Former B.C. Government Aide Gets Nine-Month Conditional Sentence in Vote Scheme
Ex-government aide given conditional sentence--VANCOUVER - A former government communications director received a nine-month conditional sentence Wednesday for using his public job to attract ethnic votes for British Columbia's Liberal party in a scheme...
Former Toronto Raptor Player Rasual Butler Dies in Car Crash at Age 38
Former Raptor Rasual Butler dead at 38--TORONTO - Former Toronto Raptors forward/guard Rasual Butler died Wednesday in a car accident. He was 38.The Raptors confirmed Butler's death in an email to The Canadian Press. Butler played 34 games for Toronto...
Fort McMurray Embraces Plan to Bolster Wildfire Prevention in Region
Fort McMurray approves wildfire mitigation plan--FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - Lawmakers in Fort McMurray have approved a plan to help prevent destructive wildfires such as the one that ravaged the community in 2016. The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo...
--Fourteenth NewsWatch-
---(Toronto-Missing Men) (Audio: 91)Toronto police are searching the basement of a home where an accused serial killer did landscaping work and stored tools.Detective Sergeant Hank Idsinga (id-SING'-ah) says a forensic anthropologist will be digging...
--Fourth Newswatch-
---(US-State-of-Union-Reax)There is no shortage of reaction to U-S President Donald Trump's first-ever State of the Union address last night.Highlights included Trump heralding a booming American economy, stock market and employment, while calling on...
Friend of Man Shot on Saskatchewan Farm Breaks Down at Photos of His Body
Friend breaks down in court at photos of body--BATTLEFORD, Sask. - A friend of an Indigenous man shot during an altercation on a Saskatchewan farm broke down in tears in court when forced to examine a photo of Colten Boushie's body."How come you have...
'Grind Yourself, Go Kill Him': Telus Sorry for Badly Translated French Tweets
Telus apologizes for badly translated tweets--MONTREAL - "Take a deep breath, grind yourself. Go kill him."That was one of the tweets the president of Telus Quebec had to apologize for on Wednesday, a day after one of the company's Twitter handles seemingly...
Halifax Removes Contentious Statue of Port City's Founder, Edward Cornwallis
Halifax removes contentious statue of founder--HALIFAX - Isaiah Bernard always avoided driving by a statue of Halifax's controversial military founder. For him, it was an obtrusive reminder of Edward Cornwallis's bloody and barbaric extermination campaign...
Health-Lifestyles News as of 3 P.M. Wednesday, Jan. 31
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...
Holl Scores First NHL Goal Hours after Call Up from Minors, Leafs Beat Islanders
Holl scores in NHL debut, Leafs beat Islanders--TORONTO - Justin Holl walked into Air Canada Centre on his own a couple hours before puck drop Wednesday night, with his minor league equipment bag and a bundle of sticks in his hands.He originally expected...
How Your Community Impacts the Health of Your Heart
How your community impacts the health of your heart--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...
Injured Veterans Ask Supreme Court to Hear Case on Disability Pensions
Vets ask Supreme Court to hear pension case--OTTAWA - A group of six disabled veterans wants the Supreme Court of Canada to weigh in on their fight with the federal government over the re-introduction of lifetime pensions for those injured while in uniform.The...
Insurer Must Pay $237K in Legal Costs to Elderly Woman Awarded $20K
Insurer must pay $237K for hardball litigation--TORONTO - An insurance company that played litigation hardball with an elderly car-accident victim has been ordered to pay $237,000 to cover the legal costs she incurred in winning a $20,000 settlement.In...
In the News Today, Jan. 31
In the news today, Jan. 31--Eight stories in the news for Wednesday, Jan. 31------TRUMP: WE WILL 'FIX' TRADE DEALSU.S. President Donald Trump refrained from his oft-stated threat to scrap the NAFTA accord in his first State of the Union address last...
James Easton Named Canadian Premier League Vice-President of Soccer Operations
Easton named Canadian Premier League VP--TORONTO - The Canadian Premier League has named former Canadian international James Easton its vice-president of soccer operations.Easton, 52, played professionally for the Tampa Bay Rowdies of the NASL, Scotland's...
Labour Board Rules against University of Manitoba, Imposes Penalty
Labour board rules against University of Manitoba--WINNIPEG - The University of Manitoba has been found guilty of unfair labour practices during its bargaining with the faculty association in 2016.The Manitoba Labour Board board has ordered the university...
Landmark Cinemas Cries 'Cut!' for Only Movie Theatre in Small Saskatchewan City
Last reel has rolled in city's only movie theatre--WEYBURN, Sask. - Petitions are starting and local businesses are offering to make repairs to help restart the projectors at the only movie house in a small southern Saskatchewan city.The marquee on Weyburn's...
Let's Talk about the Mental Health of Young Immigrant and Refugee Men
Let's Talk about the mental health of young immigrant and refugee men--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...
Liberal Senator Colin Kenny Resigning Months before December Retirement Date
Colin Kenny opts to leave Senate early--OTTAWA - Longtime Sen. Colin Kenny is calling it quits months before his scheduled retirement later this year.Kenny officially notified the Governor General on Wednesday morning that he will leave the Senate at...
Manitoba's Jennifer Jones Beats N.B. to Remain Unbeaten in Pool A at Scotties
Jones remains unbeaten in Pool A at Scotties--PENTICTON, B.C. - Wild-card entry Kerri Einarson is exactly where she hoped to be after the penultimate day of round robin action at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts.A 10-3 win over Yukon's Chelsea Duncan...
Man Shot in Head after Altercation with Constable at Maniwaki Courthouse
Man shot in head at Maniwaki courthouse--MANIWAKI, Que. - An 18-year-old man was shot in the head on Wednesday at a Quebec courthouse, after he was involved in a fight with a constable that was purportedly caught on video.Quebec's independent investigations...
Marchessault Key in Golden Knights' Surprising 4-2 Comeback against Flames
Marchessault key in Golden Knights' comeback--CALGARY - Thanks to goals 10 seconds apart inside the final two minutes of play, the Vegas Golden Knights rallied from behind for a monumental victory on Tuesday night.Erik Haula tied it and Jonathan Marchessault...
Members of Quebec Muslim Community Salute Statement by Alleged Killer's Parents
Mosque suspect's parents make statement--QUEBEC - Members of Quebec's Muslim community said Wednesday they welcomed the first public statements by the parents of a man accused of shooting dead six men in a mosque last January.Manon Marchand and Raymond...
#Metoo Movement Prompting Sexual-Assault Survivors to Break Silence to Family
#Metoo movement prompts survivors to break silence--It was just this past Christmas that a prickly family conversation about the burgeoning #metoo movement led one Nova Scotia woman to do something she didn't expect: speak out about her own traumatic...
Michael Hutchinson Earns Win in Net as Jets Beat NHL-Best Lightning
Hutchinson earns win as Jets beat Lightning--WINNIPEG - Michael Hutchinson didn't think it was a huge deal that he arrived in Winnipeg seven hours before making a rare appearance in net for the Jets.Hutchinson made 23 saves in his first NHL start of...
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 (15,951.67, down 3.84 points)Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Up eight cents, or 0.69 per cent,...
Much-Booed NHL Commissioner Bettman Has Grown the League over 25 Years
Much-booed Bettman has grown the NHL--MONTREAL - Gary Bettman, who replaced league president Gil Stein under the new title of NHL commissioner on Feb. 1, 1993, is celebrating his 25th anniversary at the head of a league he has seen grow from 24 to 31...
National Audio 12:15 AM ET
National Audio 12:15 AM ET--NAT141 - (US-State-of-Union) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) WASHINGTON. x-12s. U-S President Donald Trump is delivering his first State of the Union address tonight. Trump says his administration already has removed more regulations...
National Audio 12:25 AM ET
National Audio 12:25 AM ET--NAT142 - (US-State of Union) (EXTENDED) WASHINGTON. x-26s. In his first State of the Union address, U-S President Donald Trump is calling for a "new American moment" of unity, warning of evil outside forces seeking to undermine...
National Audio 12:35 AM ET
National Audio 12:35 AM ET--NAT142 - (US-State of Union) (EXTENDED) WASHINGTON. x-26s. In his first State of the Union address, U-S President Donald Trump is calling for a "new American moment" of unity, warning of evil outside forces seeking to undermine...
National Audio 2:45 AM ET
National Audio 2:45 AM ET--NAT001 - (Halifax-Cornwallis-Statue) HALIFAX. x-16s. Nova Scotia's regional chief of the Assembly of First Nations is calling Halifax's decision to immediately remove the statue of Edward Cornwallis a "huge opportunity for...
National Audio 3:25 PM ET
National Audio 3:25 PM ET--NAT082 - (US-Sexual-Misconduct-Steve-Wynn) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-29s. (Alex Stone) Recent sexual misconduct allegations against American casino mogul Steve Wynn now has the attention of gambling regulators. (SOURCE:ABC)--NAT083...
National Audio 4:15 PM ET
National Audio 4:15 PM ET--NAT091 - (Missing-Men-Investigation) TORONTO. x-13s. Toronto police say they are continuing to search properties across the city linked to a self-employed landscaper facing five counts of first-degree murder. Speaking at a...
National Audio 4:25 AM ET
National Audio 4:25 AM ET--NAT016 - (ENT-TV-The-Late-Show) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) NEW YORK. x-10s. During his monologue Tuesday night on "The Late Show," host Stephen Colbert joked about Melania Trump taking a separate car to the State of the Union address....
National Audio 5:05 PM ET
National Audio 5:05 PM ET--NAT096 - (Overdose-Deaths) VICTORIA. x-12s. Health officials in B-C say 2017 was the most deadly year on record for drug overdoses, with more than 14-hundred people dying. The majority of deaths were among men between 30 and...
National Audio 5:25 PM ET
National Audio 5:25 PM ET--NAT101 - (Halifax-Cornwallis-Statue) HALIFAX. x-14s. Crews have removed a statue of Halifax's controversial military founder from a downtown park, a day after Halifax council decided it should be taken down at least temporarily....
National Audio 5:45 AM ET
National Audio 5:45 AM ET--NAT033 - (US-Helicopter-Crash) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. x-10s. The F-A-A and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating yesterday's helicopter crash in a suburban Southern California neighbourhood...
National Audio 6:15 PM ET
National Audio 6:15 PM ET--NAT109 - (US-GYM-Doctor-Sexual-Assault) UNDATED. x-36s. (Ed Donahue) The third and final sentencing hearing began today in Michigan for disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nasser. (WA) (SOURCE:The Associated Press)--NAT110...
National Audio 6:25 AM ET
National Audio 6:25 AM ET--NAT040 - (US-State-of-Union-Democratic-Response) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) WASHINGTON. x-25s. (Lana Zak) In a hard-hitting speech for a political newcomer, Massachusetts Congressman Joe Kennedy the Third delivered the Democratic...
National Audio 7:45 AM ET
National Audio 7:45 AM ET--NAT046 - (US-State-of-Union-Flag) WASHINGTON. x-37s. (Jackie Quinn) U-S President Donald Trump, who once used a vulgarity to describe N-F-L players who kneel in protest during the national anthem, took a softer tone during...
National Audio 8:55 PM ET
National Audio 8:55 PM ET--NAT125 - (US-Trump-Russia-Probe) (EXTENDED) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-30s. In a remarkably public clash of wills with the White House, the F-B-I says it has "grave concerns" about the accuracy of a classified memo on...
--Nineteenth NewsWatch-
---(Mba-Trudeau) (Audio: 127)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's town hall series continued tonight in Winnipeg, where the prime minister answered questions on immigration, child welfare and other issues.In response to a question about the number of people...
--Ninth NewsWatch-
---(OLY-SKI-Canada-Guay)Severe back pain will keep Canadian skier Erik Guay from competing at next month's Winter Olympics in South Korea.The 36-year-old three-time Olympian from Montreal is Canada's most accomplished alpine ski racer.Guay revealed this...
'No Baths, No Showers:' Manitoba Town Waits for Parts to Fix Broken Water Wells
Still waiting for water in Manitoba town--SWAN RIVER, Man. - Officials in a Manitoba town in the midst of a water crisis say there's no timeline for when its wells will be fixed.There were indications the problem in Swan River could be fixed by Thursday,...
Nova Scotia's Tory Caucus Backs Handling of Allegation against Former Leader
N.S. Tory caucus backs handling of allegation--HALIFAX - Nova Scotia's Progressive Conservative caucus has closed ranks, saying they are satisfied with the process that ended in last week's sudden resignation of former leader Jamie Baillie following...
Nova Scotia to Sweeten Work Earnings for Income-Assistance Recipients
N.S. welfare changes coming in 2019-20: deputy--HALIFAX - A top Nova Scotia bureaucrat says income-assistance recipients will be able to keep more of what they earn if they work, starting in 2019-20.Lynn Hartwell, the deputy minister of community services,...
--Ontario Update-
---(Ont-Opposition)Interim leader Vic Fedeli says he going to clean up what he calls the rot in the province's Progressive Conservative party.Fedeli says he'll also take measures to ensure a fair leadership contest following the resignation of top leaders...
--Ontario Update-
(Doctors-Referral-Challenge)An Ontario court ruling says doctors with moral or religious objections to assisted dying, contraception or abortion must refer patients requesting such treatment to another doctor.The divisional court ruling released today...
Owner Eugene Melnyk Says He Has No Plans to Relocate Ottawa Senators
Melnyk not thinking about moving Senators--TORONTO - Just a few weeks after enraging fans with his musings about possibly moving his NHL team, Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk says he has no plans to relocate the club and remains committed to bringing...
Parliament Audio 11:45 AM ET
Parliament Audio 11:45 AM ET--P03 - (Conservatives-Misconduct) OTTAWA. x-13s. One of the most prominent members of the federal Conservative caucus is demanding answers from the party about the Rick Dykstra controversy. Quebec member of Parliament Maxime...
Parliament Audio 5:05 PM ET
Parliament Audio 5:05 PM ET--P12 - (Conservatives-Misconduct) OTTAWA. x-14s. Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer has announced an independent, third-party investigation of the Rick Dykstra controversy as members the Tory caucus openly questioned...
Pinpoint Accuracy: Baertschi Scores in Overtime as Canucks Beat Avalanche 4-3
Baertschi scores in OT as Canucks beat Avs--VANCOUVER - Sven Baertschi showed he's not the only member of the Vancouver Canucks able to pick a corner under pressure.The Swiss winger rifled his 11th goal of the season shortside over Jonathan Bernier's...
--Prairie Update-
---(CRIME-Girl-Killed)The trial of a Winnipeg man accused of killing a 15-year-old girl has heard she had drugs and alcohol in her system when she died.Raymond Cormier has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the 2014 death of Tina Fontaine.The...
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