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$153 Million in Federal Cash to Fund Child Care and Education Training in B.C
Federal cash helps to fund new child care spaces--VANCOUVER - Help is on the way for cash-strapped British Columbia parents struggling with expensive daycare fees and long waiting lists, say federal and provincial politicians after signing a bilateral...
ADVISORY-Atl-Calendar
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Advisory-Prairie-Calendar
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A Glance at the Alleged Victims of Bruce McArthur, Charged in Six Deaths
A glance at Bruce McArthur's alleged victims--TORONTO - Here is a glance at the alleged victims of Bruce McArthur, a 66-year-old Toronto landscaper charged with six counts of first-degree murder: MAJEED KAYHANThe 58-year-old Toronto man was reported...
Alberta Judge Cleared in Case Where Sex Assault Victim Was Shackled and Jailed
Judge cleared in case where victim was shackled--EDMONTON - An Alberta judge has been cleared of misconduct in the case of a sexual assault victim who was shackled in court and imprisoned during her testimony.The Alberta Judicial Council says provincial...
'All of Us Should Be Ashamed': Calls for Change after Jury Finds Raymond Cormier Not Guilty
Indigenous leaders say system failed Tina Fontaine--WINNIPEG - Supporters of Tina Fontaine plan to hold a walk in Winnipeg today to honour the girl a day after the man accused of killing her was found not guilty.A jury acquitted Raymond Cormier, 56,...
Atlantic Update
(NS-Teachers-Strike-Vote)Nova Scotia's Education Department says meetings will continue with the province's teachers union.Education Minister Zach Churchill met with union president Liette Doucet yesterday, although both sides are mum on what was discussed.The...
Atlantic Update
(NS-Child-Refugee)A Federal Court judge has rejected a request from a former Somali child refugee to temporarily halt his deportation proceedings.Twenty-four-year-old Abdoul Abdi never obtained Canadian citizenship while growing up in foster care in...
Atwal Fiasco Dogs Trudeau; PM Pledges a 'Conversation' with MP Responsible
India trip 'excellent,' Trudeau insists--NEW DELHI - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau flatly denied Friday ever raising the spectre of Quebec separatism in a meeting with state leaders in India, and promised a "conversation" with the Liberal MP who has...
Auto Sales to Dip in Most Provinces, Led by Ontario's 3.1% Drop: Scotiabank
Canadian auto sales to soften: Scotiabank--TORONTO - Canadian sales of cars and light trucks this year are expected to dip from last year's all-time high, mostly because of weaker economic conditions in Ontario, Scotiabank said Friday in a report.The...
B.C. Budget's Housing, Child Care Measures Good for Business: Premier
B.C. budget good for business: premier--VANCOUVER - British Columbia's premier says his government's focus on housing and child care in this week's budget is good for the province's businesses.John Horgan told the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade on...
--B-C Update-
------(BC-Horgan-Budget)B-C Premier John Horgan says his government's budget is good for business.The N-D-P premier told the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade that the focus on housing and child care in this week's budget will help attract and retain...
Bruce McArthur Now Charged with Murders of Six Men: Toronto Police
Bruce McArthur now facing 6 murder charges--Toronto police have laid a new murder charge against an alleged serial killer who is believed to have preyed upon men from the city's gay community for years, bringing the total number of people he's accused...
Budget to Cost Pay Equity in Public Sector and Federally Regulated Jobs: Source
Federal budget to account for pay equity--OTTAWA - The Trudeau government's upcoming budget will account for the costs of pursuing gender equality when it comes to workers' pay in both the federal public service and all federally regulated workplaces,...
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...
Canada's Provinces Promote Free Trade in Washington: Some Conditions Apply
Wynne, Couillard talk trade in Washington--WASHINGTON - The premiers of Canada's two largest provinces came to Washington on Friday to sing the praises of free trade: lower prices, more jobs, better selection at the grocery store and supply chains that...
Canfor Going Ahead with US$120M Sawmill in U.S. as Softwood Dispute Continues
Canfor spending US$120M on Georgia mill--VANCOUVER - Canfor Corp. says its going ahead with the construction of a US$120 million sawmill in Washington, Ga., as Canada's softwood lumber industry continues to deal with punitive duties from the U.S.But...
Caroline Mulroney Ramps Up Attacks on Rivals in Ontario Tory Leadership Race
Mulroney ramps up attacks on rivals--TORONTO - Caroline Mulroney sharpened her attacks on her rivals in the race to lead Ontario's Opposition on Friday even as she urged them to support her calls for the party's former leader to back out of the contest.The...
Celebrity Birthdays for Feb. 23
Celebrity birthdays for Feb. 23--Celebrity Birthdays for Feb. 23:Actor-director Peter Fonda is 78.Pro Football Hall of Fame wide receiver Fred Biletnikoff is 75.Author John Sandford is 74. Steel guitarist Rusty Young of Poco is 72.Steve Priest, bass...
Celebrity Birthdays for Feb. 25
Celebrity birthdays for Feb. 25--Celebrity Birthdays for Feb. 25:Actress Ann McCrea ("The Donna Reed Show") is 87.Actor Tom Courtenay ("Dr. Zhivago") is 81.CBS newsman Bob Schieffer is 81.Actress Diane Baker is 80.Actress Karen Grassle ("Little House...
Celebrity Birthdays for Feb. 26
Celebrity birthdays for Feb. 26--Celebrity Birthdays for Feb. 26:Game show host Tom Kennedy ("Name That Tune," ''Split Second") is 91.Singer and actress Monique Leyrac is 90.Guitarist Paul Cotton of Poco is 75.Actor-director Bill Duke is 75.Actress Marta...
Celebrity Birthdays for Feb. 27
Celebrity birthdays for Feb. 27--Celebrity Birthdays for Feb. 27:Actress Joanne Woodward is 88.Consumer advocate Ralph Nader is 84.Opera singer Mirella Freni is 83.Actress Barbara Babcock is 81.Actor Howard Hesseman is 78.Actress Debra Monk is 69.Guitarist...
Celebrity Birthdays for Feb. 28
Celebrity birthdays for Feb. 28--Celebrity Birthdays for Feb. 28:Architect Frank Gehry is 89. Opera singer Joseph Rouleau is 89.Actor Gavin MacLeod is 87.Singer Sam the Sham is 81.Actor-director-dancer Tommy Tune is 79.Hall of Fame auto racer Mario Andretti...
Celebrity Birthdays for March 2
Celebrity birthdays for March 2--Celebrity Birthdays for March 2:Actor John Cullum ("Northern Exposure") is 88.Author Tom Wolfe is 88.Former Soviet President and Nobel peace laureate Mikhail Gorbachev is 87.Actress Barbara Luna is 79.Author John Irving...
Celebrity Birthdays for March 3
Celebrity birthdays for March 3--Celebrity Birthdays for March 3:Singer-guitarist Mike Pender of The Searchers is 77.Movie producer-director George Miller ("Mad Max") is 73.Actress Hattie Winston ("Becker") is 73.Singer Jennifer Warnes is 71.Actor-director...
Connor McDavid Scores Winner, Oilers Beat Avalanche 3-2 in Overtime
McDavid scores in OT, Oilers edge Avalanche 3-2--EDMONTON - The Edmonton Oilers weren't about to let another 2-0 lead slip away.Connor McDavid scored in overtime and added an assist as the Oilers held on for a 3-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche...
Conservatives Want Committee Meeting on Security Screening over Atwal Furor
Conservatives want meeting on Atwal furor--OTTAWA - The official Opposition is calling for an emergency committee meeting about how a man convicted of attempted murder wound up at a prime ministerial event in India.Conservative public safety critic Pierre...
CORRECTION-Second NewsWatch
---Stations, please substitute the following for the story slugged (Sask-School-Shooting) in the Second NewsWatch(Corrects to say two teenaged brothers, not his teenaged brothers) ---(CRIME-Girl-Killed) (Audio:02)Indigenous leaders are calling for better...
Couillard Says He Is Open to Advancing Montreal's Subway Contract to Bombardier
Couillard considering subway contract to Bombardier--QUEBEC - Premier Philippe Couillard suggested Friday he's open to giving Bombardier a contract to replace Montreal's subway cars in order to stave off potential job losses at the company's plant north...
Court Rejects Former Child Refugee's Request to Pause Deportation Proceedings
Abdi's request to pause deportation rejected--HALIFAX - A former Somali child refugee's request to temporarily halt his deportation proceedings has been rejected by the Federal Court.Abdoul Abdi, who never got Canadian citizenship while growing up in...
CP NewsAlert: Canada's Kaetlyn Osmond Wins Olympic Bronze Medal in Women's Figure Skating
NewsAlert:Osmond wins Olympic figure skating bronze--GANGNEUNG, Korea, Republic Of - Canada's Kaetlyn Osmond has won a bronze medal in women's figure skating at the Winter Olympics.The reigning world silver medallist from Marystown, N.L., skating to...
Defence Chief Promises to Fix Morale Tours, Plays Down Allegations of Partying
Vance promises to fix Team Canada tours--OTTAWA - The military's top general has promised to get to the bottom of what happened on a recent Team Canada tour, but says he has never heard of widespread problems with the morale-boosting trips.The Team Canada...
Despite Some Surprising Misses, Canada Assured of Highest Winter Olympic Medal Count
Three-medal day sets Canadian record--Canada is assured of its highest medal count at a Winter Olympics with two days of competition to go, and that's without expected contributions in sports it normally dominates.A three-medal day, led by Kelsey Serwa's...
Editorial Exchange: Aid Agency Reckoning after Sexual Exploitation Allegations
Editorial Exchange: Aid agency reckoning after sexual exploitation allegations--An editorial from the Halifax Chronicle Herald, published Feb. 22:It's despicable that aid workers or UN peacekeepers would take advantage of the chaos found in impoverished...
Editorial Exchange: Justin Trudeau's Very Bad Trip to India May Carry a Steep Cost
Editorial Exchange: Justin Trudeau's very bad trip to India may carry a steep cost--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Feb. 22:Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's eight-day state visit to India, which will come to an end on Saturday, may be the...
Editorial Exchange: Olympic Darlings Make Canada Proud
Editorial Exchange: Olympic darlings make Canada proud--An editorial from the Winnipeg Free Press, published Feb. 22:It was a fairy-tale ending to a fairy-tale Olympic career.On Tuesday, in Pyeongchang, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, the reigning queen...
Editorial Exchange: Scientists Must Feel Free to Speak Out
Editorial Exchange: Scientists must feel free to speak out--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Feb. 22:We thought the almost decade-long muzzling of federal scientists in Canada was behind us when Stephen Harper's Conservative government was...
Editorial Exchange: Welcome Home
Editorial Exchange: Welcome home--An editorial from the Charlottetown Guardian, published Feb. 22:Atlantic Canada has enjoyed considerable success attracting skilled immigrants and foreign students to our shores.The problem -- as federal Immigration...
Editorial Exchange: World Ignores Syria's Agony
Editorial Exchange: World ignores Syria's agony--An editorial from the Hamilton Spectator, published Feb. 23:"Ghouta is drowning in blood," said a doctor tending to the wounded and dying in a tormented region of Syria that is once again under attack...
--Eighteenth NewsWatch-
---(Trudeau-India-Atwal)The Opposition wants an emergency meeting after a man convicted of attempted murder ended up at a prime ministerial event in India.The Conservatives are asking the House of Commons committee on national security to review Privy...
--Eighth NewsWatch-
---(OLY-HKO-Canada-Germany)There are sombre faces in Pyeongchang, South Korea, and here at home as well after Canada was knocked out of gold medal contention in Olympic men's hockey.Canada suffered a 4-3 semi-final loss to Germany.Team Canada pushed...
--Eleventh NewsWatch-
---(Sask-School-Shooting)A young man who shot and killed four people in northern Saskatchewan will be sentenced as an adult.A judge made the ruling in La Loche, where the shooting happened in January of 2016.The young man was just shy of his 18th birthday...
Enerplus Plans More North Dakota Growth as Higher Oil Prices Fuel Q4 Income Beat
Enerplus posts Q4 beat on U.S. oil price rise--Calgary-based Enerplus Corp. plans to continue to pour money into its North Dakota light oil play this year after crediting it with fourth-quarter profits that handily beat analyst expectations.The company...
Entertainment News as of 3 P.M. Friday, Feb. 23
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--Fifteenth NewsWatch-
---(Trump-Russia-Probe)A former senior adviser to U-S President Donald Trump's campaign says he will now co-operate in the special counsel's Russia investigation.Rick Gates pleaded guilty today to federal charges of conspiracy and making false statements.He...
--Fifth Newswatch-
---(CRIME-Girl-Killed) (Audio:01)A day after a jury found Raymond Cormier not guilty in the slaying of Tina Fontaine, a walk is being planned in Winnipeg to honour and remember the 15-year-old Indigenous girl.Mayor Brian Bowman says the system failed...
--First NewsWatch-
---(CRIME-Girl-Killed) (Audio:01)Supporters of Tina Fontaine plan to hold a walk in Winnipeg today to honour the girl a day after the man accused of killing her was found not guilty.A jury took only 11 hours to clear Raymond Cormier of second-degree...
--Fourteenth NewsWatch-
---(Sask-School-Shooting)Sentencing submissions will be made next month in the case of a young man who shot up a home and school in northern Saskatchewan.A judge in La Loche ruled today that the man, who was just shy of his 18th birthday at the time...
--Fourth Newswatch-
---(CRIME-Girl-Killed) (Audio:05)Indigenous leaders are leading a call for a change to the social safety net system after a Winnipeg jury found Raymond Cormier not guilty yesterday in the 2014 death of 15-year-old Tina Fontaine.Fontaine had become caught...
Groups Behind Montreal's New Champlain Bridge Say Project Will Be Done on Time
New Champlain Bridge will be done on time: consortium--MONTREAL - The consortium building Montreal's new bridge over the St. Lawrence River said Friday it will be able to deliver the structure by the December 2018 timeline, but the project could cost...
Harry Potter and the Surprisingly Poignant Literary Theme
Harry Potter and the surprisingly poignant literary theme--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...
Here's How Canada Can Be a Global Leader in Ethical AI
Here's how Canada can be a global leader in ethical AI--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...
'Incredible Level of Violence:' Saskatchewan School Gunman to Get Adult Sentence
School shooter to be sentenced as adult--LA LOCHE, Sask. - A young man who was days away from his 18th birthday when he shot up a home and school in northern Saskatchewan, killing four people, is facing a life sentence after a judge ruled Friday that...
Inflation Cools to 1.7%, but Underlying Rate Continues to Heat Up
Inflation cools, but core rate hotter--OTTAWA - The annual pace of inflation cooled to 1.7 per cent last month -- but rising prices underneath the turbulence of this headline number suggest the Bank of Canada is unlikely to veer from its interest-rate...
In the News Today, Feb. 23
In the news today, Feb. 23--Six stories in the news for Friday, Feb. 23------SYSTEM FAILED TINA FONTAINE, SAY INDIGENOUS LEADERSA walk will be held in Winnipeg today to honour Tina Fontaine, a day after the man accused of killing her was found not guilty....
'Just Killed 2 Ppl:' A Timeline of the la Loche School Shooting
A timeline of the La Loche school shooting--LA LOCHE, Sask. - A judge has ruled that a student, who was 17 at the time, will be sentenced as an adult for killing four people and injuring seven others in a mass shooting in La Loche, Sask., in January...
Lancet Series Calls on Canada for Concrete Action on Indigenous, Global Health
Lancet calls out Canada on Indigenous health--OTTAWA - Canada's appalling record on Indigenous health is undermining its efforts to be a global health leader.That's according to research published this week in one of the world's oldest and most prestigious...
Manitoba Joins Canada Climate Change Plan, Province to Get Up to $67 Million
Manitoba joins Canadian climate change plan--WINNIPEG - Manitoba has agreed to a deal with Ottawa that could see the province receive up to $67 million to reduce carbon emissions.After more than a year of resisting Manitoba has joined the Pan-Canadian...
Most Actively Traded Companies on the TSX
Most actively traded companies on the TSX--Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,638.45, up 130.28 points)B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Up 15 cents, or 4.09 per cent, to $3.82 on 6.8...
National Audio 10:35 AM ET
National Audio 10:35 AM ET--NAT089 - (US-North-Korea-Sanctions) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) PYEONGCHANG. x-19s. The Trump administration is announcing additional sanctions today targeting North Korea. Alex Stone reports the sanctions come as South Korea hosts...
National Audio 11:25 AM ET
National Audio 11:25 AM ET--NAT097 - (US-Trump-Russia-Probe) (EXTENDED) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-25s. A former top adviser to the Donald Trump's presidential campaign is expected to plead guilty in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation....
National Audio 12:25 PM ET
National Audio 12:25 PM ET--NAT103 - (US-NRA-Convention) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) DALLAS. x-36s. (Jim Ryan) Last week's mass shooting in Florida has suddenly cast a spotlight on the National Rifle Association, America's largest gun-rights group. Jim Ryan...
National Audio 12:55 PM ET
National Audio 12:55 PM ET--NAT106 - (US-Nashville-Mayor-Affair) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-25s. (Ryan Burrow) Nashville Mayor Megan Barry's attorney says they've provided her personal cellphone's passcode to the authorities investigating her affair...
National Audio 2:25 PM ET
National Audio 2:25 PM ET--NAT114 - (US-Trump-Australia) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) WASHINGTON. x-07s. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has arrived in Washington for meetings with President Donald Trump. Trump and first lady Melania Trump greeted...
National Audio 2:45 AM ET
National Audio 2:45 AM ET--NAT003 - (CRIME-Girl-Killed) WINNIPEG. x-17s. A not guilty verdict in a Winnipeg courtroom yesterday has Indigenous leaders calling for a better system to serve children at risk. Raymond Cormier was found not guilty of killing...
National Audio 3:05 PM ET
National Audio 3:05 PM ET--NAT124 - (Sask-School-Shooting) LA LOCHE, Saskatchewan. x-14s. A young man who shot and killed four people at a home and school in northern Saskatchewan will be sentenced as an adult. The man was just shy of his 18th birthday...
National Audio 3:15 PM ET
National Audio 3:15 PM ET--NAT130 - (CRIME-Girl-Killed) WINNIPEG. x-15s. A spokesman for a defence lawyers group says the jury made the right decision in the case of a man accused of killing a 15-year-old Indigenous girl. Raymond Cormier was acquitted...
National Audio 3:45 PM ET
National Audio 3:45 PM ET--NAT134 - (CRIME-Girl-Killed) WINNIPEG. x-09s. There was a big turnout at a rally in Winnipeg today to remember Tina Fontaine. The 15-year-old Indigenous girl died in August 2014. The man accused of her murder was acquitted...
National Audio 4:25 AM ET
National Audio 4:25 AM ET--NAT027 - (US-Trump) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) WASHINGTON. x-34s. (Karen Travers) Another world leader is coming to Washington today. U-S President Donald Trump welcomes Australian Prime Minster Malcolm Turnbull for meetings and...
National Audio 4:35 AM ET
National Audio 4:35 AM ET--NAT039 - (ENT-TV-Ugly-Delicious-Series-Premiere) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-12s. Get ready to taste "Ugly Delicious," a new food and travel show premiering on Netflix today. It's hosted by superstar chef David Chang, of...
National Audio 5:05 AM ET
National Audio 5:05 AM ET--NAT045 - (US-Trump-Guns) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-29s. (Maggie Rull) U-S President Donald Trump is now suggesting that teachers should not only carry weapons, but get bonuses for doing so. The suggestion comes as the...
National Audio 5:55 AM ET
National Audio 5:55 AM ET--NAT058 - (US-Trump-Russia Probe) WASHINGTON. x-34s. (Mike Gracia) New charges have been brought against two ex-Trump campaign associates. (SOURCE:The Associated Press) --NAT059 - (US-Trump-Russia Probe) WASHINGTON. x-34s. (Mike...
National Audio 6:35 PM ET
National Audio 6:35 PM ET--NAT148 - (Alta-BC-Dispute) EDMONTON. x-10s. Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says while she doesn't believe the pending B-C court challenge on the Trans-Mountain pipeline has any merit, she says her government will watch it closely...
National Audio 8:35 AM ET
National Audio 8:35 AM ET--NAT071 - (Alta-BC-Dispute) VICTORIA. x-18s. B-C Premier John Horgan says his government has decided to let the courts rule on the contentious issue of restricting diluted bitumen shipments through the province. He says the...
National Audio 9:05 PM ET
National Audio 9:05 PM ET--NAT156 - (US-AP Poll-American Outlook) WASHINGTON. x-33s. (Jackie Quinn) A new poll finds that Americans are pleased overall with improvements to the U-S economy, but more than half think the country's direction has worsened...
National Audio 9:25 AM ET
National Audio 9:25 AM ET--NAT077 - (US-West-Virginia-Teachers-Walkout) CHARLESTON. x-23s. West Virginia public school teachers have launched a statewide walkout, forcing classes to be cancelled in all 55 counties in protest over pay hikes recently signed...
New Brunswick Mom Makes Appeal for Help in Teenager's Suspicious Disappearance
Mom makes appeal in suspicious disappearance--FREDERICTON - A New Brunswick mother has issued an emotional appeal for her missing 17-year-old son, who last spoke to her more than seven months ago and whose disappearance is considered suspicious.Amanda...
Nikita Kucherov Reaches 80-Point Mark as Lightning Down Senators 4-3
Kucherov hits 80-point mark in Lightning win--OTTAWA - The Senators are finding it difficult to stay focused with the NHL's trade deadline quickly approaching.Nikita Kucherov picked up two assists Thursday night to hit the 80-point mark as the Tampa...
--Nineteenth NewsWatch-
---(Trudeau-India-Atwal)There are calls for the Commons committee on national security to review Privy Council Office screening practices after a man convicted of attempted murder ended up on the guest list for a gathering with the prime minister in...
--Ninth NewsWatch-
---(McArthur-Update)Toronto police say they have now identified the remains of three men who disappeared from the Gay Village and charged alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur with one additional charge of first-degree murder.That brings total charges...
Notley Says Alberta Watching B.C. Court Bid Closely, Will Get No Free Ride on It
No free ride for B.C. on court fight: Notley--EDMONTON - Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says she doesn't believe British Columbia's legal challenge to the Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion has merit, but her government will be watching closely and...
--Olympic Minute-
---(OLY-Canada-Roundup)Canada capped off Day 14 of competition in Pyeongchang with three more medals.Kelsey Serwa (SUR'-wah) of Kelowna, B-C won gold and Brittany Phelan (FAY'-lehn) of Mont-Tremblant, Quebec took silver for a 1-2 Canadian finish in women's...
Ontario Restaurant Price Hikes Boost Food Inflation after Minimum Wage Increase
Ont. restaurant price hikes up food inflation--Ontario restaurants hiking menu prices after the province raised its minimum wage this year were likely responsible for pushing January food inflation to its highest annualized increase in nearly two years.Overall...
--Ontario Update-
---(Ont-Trade-CPTPP)Premier Kathleen Wynne says Ontario's automotive and agri-food sectors will need billions in funding from the federal government to cope with the effects of the recently rebooted Trans-Pacific Partnership.She says Ottawa should only...
--Ontario Update-
---(Ont-NDP-Horwath)N-D-P Leader Andrea Horwath (HOR'-vath) is heading out on a pre-election swing through the province, saying her two-week tour will focus on listening to Ontarians ahead of the June vote.The tour through several communities means Horwath...
Ottawa to Move on Legislation Allowing Firms to Settle Corporate Corruption
Ottawa to move ahead with corruption law--MONTREAL - The Canadian government may be handing SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. a lifeline to resolve the criminal charges it faces by vowing to change the law to allow settlements to address corporate wrongdoing. The...
'Our Babies Are Not Safe:' March in Winnipeg for Tina Fontaine's Family
March in support of slain girl's family--WINNIPEG - Hundreds marched through the streets of Winnipeg a day after a jury acquitted a man accused of killing a 15-year-old Indigenous girl whose body, wrapped in a blanket and weighed down by rocks, was pulled...
Prairie Audio 1:00 PM MT
Prairie Audio 1:00 PM MT----PR04 - (Sask-School-Shooting)LA LOCHE, Saskatchewan. x-07s. A young man who shot and killed four people at a school and in a home in northern Saskatchewan will be sentenced as an adult. The young man was just shy of his 18th...
Prairie Audio 1:10 PM MT
Prairie Audio 1:10 PM MT----PR06 - (CRIME-Girl-Killed)WINNIPEG. x-15s. A spokesman for a defence lawyers group says the jury made the right decision in the case of a man accused of killing a 15-year-old First Nations girl. Raymond Cormier was acquitted...
Prairie Audio 4:30 PM MT
Prairie Audio 4:30 PM MT----PR12 - (Alta-BC-Dispute)EDMONTON. x-16s. Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says she didn't give a second thought to ending the ban on B-C wine after the B-C government promised to reverse its plan to stop taking in additional...
--Prairie Update-
---(CRIME-Girl-Killed)A Winnipeg jury has acquitted Raymond Cormier of the second-degree murder of 15-year-old Tina Fontaine.Reaction to the verdict poured in from Indigenous and political leaders across Canada Perry Bellegarde, national chief of the...
--Prairie Update-
---(Sask-School-Shooting)The mayor of a northern Saskatchewan town says a judge's decision to sentence a young man who fatally shot four people as an adult is what many in the community had wanted.But Robert St. Pierre says it doesn't solve everything,...
Prep-Agriculture-Report
---(Raw-Milk-Appeal)Twenty-one members of a dairy farm have filed a motion with the Ontario Court of Appeal to have an injunction against a raw milk advocate stayed.York Region was granted an injunction under the Milk Act last month to permanently stop...
Prep-LifeWatch
---(Rural-Nurses)British Columbia's auditor general says nurses are burning out in rural and remote parts of the province, and patient safety is at risk.Carol Bellringer says recruitment and retention issues affect two-thirds of the province, home to...
QMJHL Roundup: Kevin Klima Scores in Overtime, Sagueneens Edge Foreurs 3-2
QMJHL Roundup: Sagueneens edge Foreurs in OT--CHICOUTIMI, Que. - Kevin Klima scored 42 seconds into overtime as the Chicoutimi Sagueenes edged the Val-d'Or Foreurs 3-2 on Friday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action. Jeremy Groleau and Mathieu...
Quebec Universities Launch 'World First' UNESCO Anti-Radicalization Chair
Quebec universities launch anti-radicalization chair--MONTREAL - Quebec's new UNESCO chair on the prevention of radicalization and violent extremism is the first of its kind in the world, say members of three universities who launched the project Friday...
Rangers, Ottawa Likely Big Dealers as NHL Trade Deadline Approaches
Grabner deal rings in NHL trade deadline--When The New York Rangers dealt Michael Grabner to the rival New Jersey Devils on Thursday night, it was like an opening bell was rung for the NHL trade market.There had been a handful of smaller deals already,...
Robbie Povey to Start at Fly Half for Canada against Argentina XV
Povey starts at fly half for Canada in Argentina--JUJUY, Argentina - Robbie Povey starts at fly half Saturday when visiting Canada takes on Argentina XV in the Americas Rugby Championship.The game at the Estadio 23 de Agosto is not considered an official...
Sajjan Says Military Working to Settle Class Action Suits out of Court
Feds seek to settle military lawsuits--OTTAWA - The federal government is launching settlement talks for three proposed class-action lawsuits filed by former Canadian Forces members who say they experienced harassment and discrimination while in uniform.Word...
--Second NewsWatch-
---(CRIME-Girl-Killed) (Audio:02)Indigenous leaders are calling for better support for young people at risk after a Winnipeg jury delivered a not guilty verdict in the Tina Fontaine case.Raymond Cormier was found not guilty of killing Fontaine, a 15-year-old...
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