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Articles from February 14, 2018

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A Look at the Canadians Up for BAFTAs This Weekend
A look at the Canadians up for BAFTAs this weekend--TORONTO - Quebec director Denis Villeneuve may not have received an Oscar nomination for "Blade Runner 2049," but this weekend he could get a similar trophy across the pond.Villeneuve is nominated for...
Assessment of Nova Scotia Mill's Effluent Plan Proper According to Rules:deputy
Proper assessment of mill being done:deputy--HALIFAX - A leadership candidate for Nova Scotia's Progressive Conservatives says he believes the provincial Environment Department made a judgment call that has failed to instill public confidence in its...
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Atlantic Audio 1:25 PM AT--AT02 - (Northern-Pulp-Effluent)HALIFAX. x-11s. Nova Scotia's deputy environment minister says her decision on the type of environmental assessment needed for a proposed effluent treatment plant for the Northern Pulp mill in...
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Atlantic Audio 2:05 PM AT--AT07 - (NB-MMIW-Inquiry)MONCTON, N.B. x-17s. The family of an Aboriginal woman from Prince Edward Island who died a suspicious death says they want people to know her life mattered. Relatives of Mary Francis Paul spoke before...
--Atlantic Update-
---(NB-MMIW-Inquiry)The family of a Prince Edward Island woman who died in 1977 told the National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls that people should know her life mattered.Barbara Bernard and her grand-daughter appeared at...
BC Audio 6:45 PM ET
BC Audio 6:45 PM ET--BC08 - (Moose-Rescue)VANDERHOOF, B.C. x-16s. A logging truck driver in B-C made a surprising discovery while turning a corner on a forest service road last week. Wayne Rowley says he found a moose calf buried upside down in a pile...
B.C. Lions Sign Linebacker Solomon Elimimian to Contract Extension
Lions sign linebacker Elimimian to extension--VANCOUVER - The B.C. Lions signed American linebacker Solomon Elimimian to a contract extension through the 2019 season Wednesday.Elimimian, 31, had a league-record 144 tackles last season with B.C."Solomon...
B.C. Man Digs out Moose Trapped Upside Down in Roadside Snowbank
B.C. man rescues upside down moose stuck in snow--VANDERHOOF, B.C. - A logging truck driver in British Columbia was taken by surprise when he saw four legs sticking out of the snow off the side of a road.Wayne Rowley, 54, said he was driving down a forest...
--B-C Update-
------(BC-Spill-Restriction)Alberta's premier has convened the first meeting of a task force in her fight with British Columbia over the 7.4-billion-dollar Trans Mountain oil pipeline.The dispute began two weeks ago when B-C Premier John Horgan's government...
Bruce McArthur Makes Brief Court Appearance, Case Put over to Feb. 28
Bruce McArthur case put over to Feb. 28--TORONTO - Alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur appeared briefly by video in a Toronto courtroom Wednesday morning, before his case was put over until the end of the month.The 66-year-old self-employed landscaper...
Canada Cricket Team out of Contention for Tournament after Narrow Loss to Nepal
Canada cricket team loses out in qualifier--WINDHOEK, Namibia - Canada's cricket team was at the wrong end of a thrilling finish against Nepal in ICC World Cricket League Division 2 play Wednesday.Led by Srimantha Wijeratne's unbeaten 103 after being...
Canada Must Tackle Racism in Federal Prisons, Senate Committee Hears
Deal with racism in prisons, senators urged--OTTAWA - Natalie Charles has almost completed her goal of becoming a paralegal, but she wants to do her job placement in a government office. The 39-year-old mother of two says a pardon from an almost two-decades-old...
Canada's Checkered History of Arms Sales to Human Rights Violators
Canada's checkered history of arms sales to human rights violators--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...
Canadian Airlines' Rules on Comfort Animals Range from Dogs to Miniature Horses
Dogs to miniature horses: Canadian airlines' comfort animal rules--Miniature horses, monkeys and pigs can legally fly as emotional support animals on at least one Canadian airline but an advocate for travellers says the vast majority of jet-setting comfort...
Can Government-Approved Pot Beat Street Weed?
Can government-approved pot beat street weed?--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...
Canopy Growth Pushing Forward on Pot-Infused Drinks with Constellation Brands
Canopy Growth moving toward pot-infused drinks--TORONTO - Licensed marijuana producer Canopy Growth Corp. is already collaborating with the maker of Corona Beer on cannabis-infused beverages even though government regulations on pot edibles won't crystallize...
Canucks Extend Contract with GM Jim Benning in Multiple Year Deal
Canucks extend contract with GM Jim Benning--VANCOUVER - The Vancouver Canucks have given general manager Jim Benning more time to try and rebuild the struggling NHL franchise.Benning, who was in the last year of his current deal, has been signed to...
Celebrity Birthdays for Feb. 14
Celebrity birthdays for Feb. 14--Celebrity Birthdays for Feb. 14:TV personality Hugh Downs ("20/20") is 97.Singer Phyllis McGuire (The McGuire Sisters) is 87. Actor Andrew Prine is 82.Country singer Razzy Bailey is 79.Former New York City Mayor Michael...
Court Hears Tapes after Police Bugged Apartment in Tina Fontaine Murder Case
Undercover tapes part of Tina Fontaine murder case--WINNIPEG - A man accused of murdering an Indigenous teenager in Winnipeg was recorded by police saying he'd bet the girl was killed because he found out she was only 15 years old. "I drew the line...
Delta Obliged to Take Canadian-Built C Series Unless Contract Renegotiated: USITC
USITC gives reasons for siding with Bombardier--MONTREAL - The U.S. trade agency that handed Bombardier Inc. a big victory last month says Delta Air Lines could still import C Series from Canada.The American carrier has said it will delay deliveries...
Doctors Use Infamous 'Game of Thrones' Murder to Explore Treatments for Poisoning
Doctors use 'Game of Thrones' to explore treatment of poisoning--TORONTO - "Game of Thrones" fans may have shed few tears over the poisoning death of King Joffrey I Baratheon, a nasty character if ever there was one. But could real-world medicine have...
Editorial Exchange: Anger over Colten Boushie Holds Important Lessons for Canada
Editorial Exchange: Anger over Colten Boushie holds important lessons for Canada--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Feb. 12:The deep anger and frustration in Saskatchewan and beyond at the acquittal of Gerald Stanley, a white farmer, in the...
Editorial Exchange: Canada Must Strengthen Its Key Environmental Protection Law
Editorial Exchange: Canada must strengthen its key environmental protection law--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Feb. 13:Canada needs to clean up its act. That's the clear message from 540 scientists and doctors who appealed to the Trudeau...
Editorial Exchange: Canada Needs Indigenous Jurors
Editorial Exchange: Canada needs Indigenous jurors--An editorial from the Hamilton Spectator, published Feb. 12:In Canadian courts of law, justice should not only be done, it should be seen to be done.On this principle hangs the credibility of our entire...
Editorial Exchange: Canada's Olympians Storming the Podium
Editorial Exchange: Canada's Olympians storming the podium--An editorial from the Halifax Chronicle Herald, published Feb. 13:What do you call Canada's seven medals -- through Monday morning -- at the Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea?A...
Editorial Exchange: International Aid Agencies Must Clean House
Editorial Exchange: International aid agencies must clean house--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Feb. 13:Even in this time of #MeToo revelations, allegations of misconduct against seven former aid workers with Oxfam Great Britain are particularly...
Editorial Exchange: On Stolen Native Land
Editorial Exchange: On stolen native land--An editorial from the Prince George Citizen, published Feb. 13:The federal government's recent approval of altering the lyrics of O Canada begs the question of whether another politically-correct change to the...
Editorial Exchange: Stanley Verdict Puts System on Trial
Editorial Exchange: Stanley verdict puts system on trial--An editorial from the Winnipeg Free Press, published Feb. 13:The jury in the Gerald Stanley trial gave its verdict Friday. On the weekend, hundreds of protesters in cities across Canada responded...
Education Minister Warns Teachers, Union Could Face Fines in an Illegal Walkout
Minister warns of fines if teachers walk out--HALIFAX - The Nova Scotia government's latest standoff with the province's 9,300 unionized public school teachers appears to have more to do with a squabble over union membership than addressing challenges...
--Eighteenth NewsWatch-
---(US-School Shooting-Florida) (Audio: 118)Authorities says a 19-year-old former student of a south Florida high school is in police custody following a fatal mass shooting.At least 17 people are dead after a gunman opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas...
--Eighth NewsWatch-
---(OLY-Pyeongchang-Olympics)Canadian short-track speedskater Kim Boutin (boo-TEHN') shut down all her social media accounts today after she was the subject of hundreds of angry tweets and threats following her controversial bronze-medal win in the 500-metre...
--Eleventh NewsWatch-
---(Indigenous-Rights) (Audio: P04) (WATCH FOR DATING)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to use a speech in the House of Commons this afternoon to lay out his government's plans for a new legislative framework for Indigenous rights.That's positive...
Excerpts from Trudeau's House of Commons Speech on New Indigenous Policy
Excerpts from PM's Indigenous policy speech--OTTAWA - Excerpts from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's speech Wednesday on his Liberal government's plans for a new legislative framework for relations with Indigenous people:___"I just finished up a series...
Feds Pursue Social Procurement as Report Urges More Help for Women Entrepreneurs
Feds take steps on social procurement--OTTAWA - A new report is adding to the growing pressure on governments to use their multibillion-dollar buying power to help support businesses run by women -- and all signs suggest Ottawa has heard their cry.Much...
--Fifteenth NewsWatch-
---(Indigenous-Rights) (Audio: P05)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the federal government plans to overhaul the way Ottawa relates to Indigenous Peoples.He's promising a new legislative framework to give First Nations, Metis and Inuit people greater...
--Fifth Newswatch-
---(OLY-Olympics)Wind is proving to be a problem at the Pyeongchang Olympics.Only one of four scheduled Alpine ski races has been run today because of strong winds at both hills being used for the Games.Meantime, hundreds of horrible posts and some death...
--First NewsWatch-
---(OLY-SPD-Boutin-Threats)Canadian short-track speedskater Kim Boutin (boo-TEN') has been the target of nasty messages and even death threats on social media after winning a bronze medal when a South Korean was disqualified in the 500-metre race at...
--Fourteenth NewsWatch-
---(Indigenous-Rights) (Audio: P05)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau plans to overhaul the way the federal government relates to Indigenous Peoples.In a speech in the House of Commons this afternoon, Trudeau said Ottawa must "recognize and implement Indigenous...
--Fourth Newswatch-
---(OLY-Boutin-White)Canadian Olympian Kim Boutin has shut down all of her social media accounts after receiving hundreds of angry Twitter messages following her controversial bronze-medal win in the 500-metre short-track speedskating race.The Quebecer...
Full Statement by Hedley on Sexual Misconduct Allegations
Full statement by Hedley on sexual misconduct allegations--Canadian rockers Hedley released a statement Wednesday calling recent allegations of sexual misconduct "unsubstantiated."The band's statement addressed claims of sexual behaviour involving young...
Girl on School Ski Trip in Southern Alberta Hits Pole, Dies in Hospital
Alberta girl dies on school ski trip--PINCHER CREEK, Alta. - A 10-year-old girl has died after striking a pole while she was on a school ski trip in southwestern Alberta.The Grade 6 student at Canyon Elementary School in Pincher Creek was on the planned...
Health-Lifestyles News as of 3 P.M. Wednesday, Feb. 14
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...
Hedley Says Sexual Misconduct Claims Are 'Unsubstantiated'
Hedley says sexual misconduct claims are 'unsubstantiated'--TORONTO - The Junos have dropped Hedley from the televised awards bash as the rockers face allegations of sexual misconduct that they call "unsubstantiated."Organizers of the annual music show...
Home Capital Group Reports Net Income of $30.6M in Fourth Quarter, Down 40%
Home Capital reports $30.6M profit in fourth quarter--TORONTO - Home Capital Group Inc. reported net a income of $30.6 million in its most recent quarter, about 40 per cent less than it earned in the same quarter last year before it was hit with allegations...
How to Eradicate the Flu Virus from Your Home
How to eradicate the flu virus from your home--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...
In the News Today, Feb. 14
In the news today, Feb. 14--Seven stories in the news for Wednesday, Feb. 14------MURDER SUSPECT MCARTHUR DUE IN COURTAlleged killer Bruce McArthur will appear in a Toronto court today via video. He faces five first-degree murder charges linked to the...
Italian Cultural Club in Windsor to Review Men-Only Policy after Public Backlash
Italian cultural club to review men-only policy--An Italian cultural club in southwestern Ontario that has recently come under fire for its men-only policy is expected to discuss the possibility of admitting women for the first time in its 93-year history.The...
Jobs to Blossom, Production to Grow under Manitoba Potato-Plant Expansion
Jobs to blossom under expansion of potato plant--PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, Man. - A major expansion project has been announced for a Manitoba potato-processing plant that's expected to create about 90 new full-time jobs.J.R. Simplot Co. and the provincial...
Kadri's Five-Point Effort, Andersen's 54 Saves Lifts Leafs over Jackets 6-3
Kadri with hat trick, Leafs beat Jackets 6-3--TORONTO - All it took was a subtle change of the forward lines to unlock some new-found offence.Nazem Kadri picked up his fourth-career hat trick and recorded a career-high five points as the Toronto Maple...
Landslide near $13B Muskrat Falls Project Raises Fresh 'Anguish' Downstream
Landslide raises Muskrat Falls fears--ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Roberta Frampton Benefiel lives downstream from the massive Muskrat Falls hydro project in Labrador. And, she's among many in the area taking no comfort from official assurances that a recent landslide...
Man Guilty of Sexually Assaulting Sleeping Woman Who Later Killed Herself
Man guilty of sexually assaulting sleeping woman--BARRIE, Ont. - A man was found guilty on Wednesday of sexually assaulting a sleeping woman who killed herself before the case went to trial, but whose statements were admitted as evidence and found to...
Manitoba Premier Says He's Aware of Two Inappropriate Conduct Complaints
Manitoba premier says he's seen conduct complaints--PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, Man. - Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister says two complaints about inappropriate conduct have come across his desk since the Progressive Conservatives took office two years ago.He...
Men Who Killed Alberta Family Won't Get Parole Chance for 25 Years
No parole for 25 years in triple murder--RED DEER, Alta. - An Alberta judge was critical of a section of the Criminal Code that allows for consecutive parole ineligibilities Wednesday as he ruled two men found guilty of murdering three family members...
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 (15,328.27, up 111.80 points)Eldorado Gold Corp. (TSX:ELD). Miner. Up eight cents, or 5.76 per cent, to...
National Audio 1:15 PM ET
National Audio 1:15 PM ET--NAT079 - (US-Consumer-Prices) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) (EXTENDED) WASHINGTON. x-25s. U-S consumer prices, excluding the volatile food and energy categories, rose 0.3 per cent last month. Mike Hempen reports it's the biggest climb...
National Audio 12:45 PM ET
National Audio 12:45 PM ET--NAT075 - (US-LL-Bean-Returns) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-31s. (Daria Albinger) Less than a week after American retail chain L-L Bean announced a major policy change, someone's taking legal action. (SOURCE:ABC)--NAT076...
National Audio 2:35 PM ET
National Audio 2:35 PM ET--NAT085 - (Valentine's-Day-Office-Romance) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-25s. It used to be, you kept your work and your personal life separate. Then it became the norm to meet someone on the job. Daria Albinger reports many...
National Audio 2:45 AM ET
National Audio 2:45 AM ET--NAT001 - (Ont-Missing-Skier) TORONTO. x-12s. The president of the Toronto Professional Firefighters' Association says although officials are puzzled as to how a 49-year-old firefighter managed to get across the U-S after going...
National Audio 2:55 AM ET
National Audio 2:55 AM ET--NAT007 - (Sask-Farm-Shooting) REGINA. x-17s. Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe says people need to respect the decision made by the jury last week in the trial where Gerald Stanley was found not guilty of second-degree murder...
National Audio 3:55 AM ET
National Audio 3:55 AM ET--NAT021 - (Winter Games Report) UNDATED. x-60s. (Lori Paris) A Winter Games Update from The Canadian Press. (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)--NAT022 - (US-Trump-Porn-Star) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-26s. U-S President Donald...
National Audio 3:55 PM ET
National Audio 3:55 PM ET--NAT095 - (US-School-Shooting-Florida) (watch for dating) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) PARKLAND, Fla. x-18s. Authorities in Florida say they're responding to a shooting at a Broward County high school. A-B-C's Carlos Suarez is at the...
National Audio 4:55 AM ET
National Audio 4:55 AM ET--NAT029 - (US-Honolulu-Emergency-Landing) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) HONOLULU. x-09s. A United Airlines flight from San Francisco was forced to make an emergency landing in Honolulu Tuesday night. The scary scenario unfolded when...
National Audio 5:05 PM ET
National Audio 5:05 PM ET--NAT105 - (Mba-Tories-Conduct) (REPEATS WITH PROPER NUMBERING) PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, Manitoba. x-18s. Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister says two complaints about inappropriate conduct have come across his desk since the Progressive...
National Audio 5:35 AM ET
National Audio 5:35 AM ET--NAT033 - (US-Election-Security-State-Readiness) WASHINGTON. x-33s. (Mike Gracia) U-S federal vote-protection efforts are lagging ahead of this year's first mid-term primaries. (SOURCE:The Associated Press)--NAT034 - (ICE-Lawyer-ID-Theft)...
National Audio 5:45 PM ET
National Audio 5:45 PM ET--NAT110 - (Mba-Tories-Conduct) PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, Manitoba. x-17s. Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister says two complaints about inappropriate conduct have come across his desk since the Progressive Conservatives took office two...
National Audio 7:05 PM ET
National Audio 7:05 PM ET--NAT115 - (Spill-Response-BC) VICTORIA. x-23s. The New Democrat government is taking some heat over what Opposition Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson says is a national crisis triggered entirely by Premier John Horgan. Wilkinson...
National Audio 7:45 AM ET
National Audio 7:45 AM ET--NAT044 - (Britain-Oxfam) LONDON. x-27s. (Asya Fouks (AH'-sya fooks)) Actress Minnie Driver has become the first celebrity ambassador of Oxfam to resign following its handling of a sexual misconduct scandal in Haiti. (SOURCE:The...
National Audio 7:55 PM ET
National Audio 7:55 PM ET--NAT122 - (CRIME-Family-Burns) RED DEER, Alberta. x-33s. (Bill Graveland) An Alberta judge has ruled that two men found guilty of murdering three family members will not have to spend additional time in prison before they can...
National Audio 8:25 AM ET
National Audio 8:25 AM ET--NAT051 - (US-Trump-Porn-Star) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-18s. U-S President Donald Trump's personal attorney says he paid 130-thousand dollars out of his own pocket to a porn actress who allegedly had a sexual relationship...
New Quebec Program Targeting Youth Aims to Stem Runaways, Teen Sexual Exploitation
Quebec program aims to stem runaways--MONTREAL - The lead actress behind a new gritty Quebec TV series about the harsh reality of running away and being trapped by juvenile prostitution says she hopes to encourage youth to not follow her character's...
--Nineteenth NewsWatch-
---(US-School Shooting-Florida) (Audio: 127)A shooting at a high school in southern Florida has left at least 17 people dead, with a 19-year-old former student in police custody.Police say the suspect had been expelled from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High...
--Ninth NewsWatch-
---(Indigenous-Rights) (Audio: P01)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to give a speech this afternoon on Indigenous self-determination.On his way into a Liberal caucus meeting this morning he told reporters the Constitution recognizes the rights of...
Notley's 19: Alberta Premier Puts Task Force to Work in B.C. in Pipeline Fight
Notley puts task force to work in B.C. oil fight--EDMONTON - Alberta Premier Rachel Notley put her 19-member task force to work Wednesday, tasked with continuing to take the fight to B.C. over the Trans Mountain oil pipeline."We're going to keep the...
Nova Scotia Man Jailed after Raid Uncovers Arsenal in Rural Workshop
N.S. man jailed after raid uncovers arsenal--HALIFAX - His friends and family call him a nice, generous guy with a big heart. But when police raided the rural property of a Halifax-area tradesman, they found an arsenal -- and more.Fifteen guns were seized...
N.S. to Hire Environment Prosecutor to 'Hold People and Companies Accountable'
Nova Scotia to hire environment prosecutor--HALIFAX - Environmental offences will soon be the specific focus of a new prosecutor to be hired by the Nova Scotia government.A dedicated prosecutor will help the government "better hold people and companies...
--Olympic Minute-
---(OLY-Canada-Medals)Day-five of competition at the Pyeongchang Games was a quiet one for Canada, following a flurry of medal wins over the past three days.Canada currently sits fourth in the overall medal standings with 10 -- three gold, four silver,...
Olympic Roundup: Boutin Threatened on Social Media after Bronze-Medal Win
Boutin threatened on social media after bronze--Canada was quiet on Day 5 of competition at the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics, with athletes kept from the podium after winning a flurry of medals over the past three days.But there was plenty of noise on social...
--Ontario Update-
---(Toronto-Missing-Men)Alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur will appear in a Toronto court this morning by video.The 66-year-old is facing five first-degree murder charges related to the disappearances of men who are all believed to have had ties to...
--Ontario Update-
---(Ont-Opposition-Brown)Former Ontario P-C leader Patrick Brown has taken to Facebook to demand that two women who accused him of sexual misconduct take their allegations to police and have them press charges.Brown says the unnamed women who made the...
Photo Advisory
Photo Advisory--The Canadian Press photo advisory addition for Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. Entries with an estimated photo transmission time (EST) are staffed by The Canadian Press or Associated Press photojournalists.ADDS:AP PHOTO COVERAGEUPDATES TRANSMISSION...
Political Manoeuvres over Pipeline in B.C., Payback or Coincidence?
Pipeline payback in B.C. coincidence?--VICTORIA - Political hurdles in the form of delays, bans and tolls have been raised in British Columbia in the weeks since the province served notice that it would temporarily ban expanded shipments of bitumen on...
Prairie Audio 4:10 PM MT
Prairie Audio 4:10 PM MT--PR09 - (Edm-Police-Obstruction)EDMONTON. x-10s. An Edmonton police officer is facing several criminal charges, including obstruction of justice. The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team says Sergeant Kevin Fald misrepresented...
--Prairie Update-
---(Manitoba-Toddler-Manslaughter)The Crown has told a Winnipeg jury it should find a man guilty of manslaughter for failing to protect his daughter from being abused by the child's mother.Daniel Williams is on trial for the 2014 death of his 21-month-old...
--Prairie Update-
---(CRIME-Family-Burns) (Alta Note)Two Alberta men found guilty of murdering three family members will not have to spend additional time in prison before they can apply for parole.Justice Eric Macklin has told a court in Red Deer that factors in the...
Prep-LifeWatch
Prep-LifeWatch-----(Cda-Prescription-Drug-Study)A nationwide study suggests that nearly a million Canadians opted for lighter grocery bags and colder homes in order to buy prescription drugs in 2016.The review was conducted by researchers at U-B-C, Simon...
Relatives of P.E.I. Woman Tell Inquiry That Indigenous Lives Matter
Woman's relatives say Indigenous lives matter--MONCTON, N.B. - The family of an Aboriginal woman from Prince Edward Island who died a suspicious death says they want people to know her life mattered."My mom matters. Our First Nation women matter," Barbara...
Researchers Make Rare Sighting of Sperm Whale near Alert Bay, B.C
Rare sighting of sperm whale off B.C. coast--VANCOUVER - Researchers studying the activity of whales off British Columbia's coast have had an unusual and "surreal" encounter with a sperm whale.Jared Towers is part of a Fisheries and Oceans Canada team...
Saskatchewan Roughriders Sign Canadian Free-Agents Jerome Messam, Sam Hurl
Roughriders sign veterans Messam, Hurl--REGINA - Jerome Messam is back with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.The native of Brampton, Ont., made the move official Wednesday via social media."Thank you @sskroughriders @cflsuperagent JO John Murphy & Chris...
--Second NewsWatch-
---(OLY-SPD-Boutin-Threats)Canadian short-track speedskater Kim Boutin (boo-TEHN') has taken down her social media accounts after they were inundated with thousands of nasty messages over her being awarded an Olympic bronze medal.The skater from Sherbrooke,...
Senators GM Dorion Makes First Moves as Phaneuf and Thompson Traded to Kings
Senators GM Dorion makes first moves--OTTAWA - Changes are inevitable if you're sitting 29th overall in the NHL, and the Ottawa Senators made their first one Tuesday night.Veteran defenceman Dion Phaneuf and forward Nate Thompson were sent to the Los...
--Seventeenth NewsWatch-
---(US-School-Shooting-Florida)A local sheriff says 17 people died in a shooting at a high school in South Florida.Scott Israel says a 19-year-old suspect, and investigators are beginning to piece together what happened in today's shooting.He says the...
--Seventh NewsWatch-
---(OLY-Pyeongchang-Olympics)It was a hard-fought win, but Kevin Koe's rink scored a 6-4 win over Great Britain in men's curling at the Olympics.That leaves Canada 2-and-0 in the men's competition that got under way today.Canada didn't win any medals...
Six Companies Announce Deals to Supply Quebec with Cannabis
Six companies sign deals to supply pot to Quebec--MONTREAL - Quebec's cannabis reserve will contain at least 62 tonnes of product in the first year of recreational marijuana legalization, the province's liquor board said Wednesday after it reached deals...
--Sixteenth NewsWatch-
---(US-School-Shooting-Florida)Authorities in south Florida say a former student opened fire at a high school this afternoon, killing "numerous" people and sending students running into the streets.Frantic parents rushed to the scene and ambulances converged...
--Sixth NewsWatch-
---(OLY-Pyeongchang-Olympics)The R-C-M-P, the International Olympic Committee and Speed Skating Canada are all investigating hundreds of angry tweets directed at short-track speedskater Kim Boutin (boo-TEHN').She had to shut down all her social media...
--Sportsbreak--
---Day-five of competition at the Pyeongchang Games was a quiet one for Canada. There were no medals, but Canada's men's curling team started the event with two wins against Great Britain and Italy. Canada currently sits fourth in the overall medal standings...
SportsCall Audio 3:00 AM ET
SportsCall Audio 3:00 AM ET--NAT017 - (SPORTS-HKN-Capitals-Jets) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) WINNIPEG. x-24s. Winnipeg Jets defender Tyler Myers lead his team to a 4-3 overtime win over the Washington Capitals. Here is the call by Paul Edmonds on T-S-N Radio...
Stakes Are High for Mulroney at Ontario Tory Leadership Debate: Experts
Tory leadership debate a chance to take control of race--TORONTO - As the contenders to lead Ontario's Progressive Conservatives prepare to face off in public for the first time, experts say Thursday's debate brings a crucial opportunity for candidates...
Statistics Canada Looking Down the Drain to Determine Levels of Pot Consumption
Feds to study pot habits by testing sewage--OTTAWA - The federal government is taking a somewhat noxious approach to studying just how much pot Canadians are consuming: researching our sewage.Statistics Canada will spend up to $600,000 a year for a contractor...
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