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Accused Sailor Testifies Sex on Canadian Destroyer Was Consensual
Accused sailor testifies sex was consensual--HALIFAX - A Halifax sailor accused of sexually assaulting a subordinate testified Friday that the sex was consensual, as he took the stand in his own defence at his court martial.Master Seaman Daniel Cooper...
Advisory-Prairie-Calendar
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Alberta Man Charged after Farm Shooting Met with Applause outside Courthouse
Rally at Alberta courthouse after farm shooting--OKOTOKS, Alta. - A man in rural Alberta who was charged by police after shots were fired during a confrontation on his property was met with applause from about 150 supporters after he made a court appearance...
Animated Rookie Skip Greg Smith Plots Return to Brier, Hopes for Gushue Repeat
Newfoundland's rookie skip plots Brier return--REGINA - Greg Smith will be cheering like mad for Brad Gushue to repeat as Canadian men's curling champion.Gushue winning for the first time in 2017 gave that team a bye into this year's Tim Hortons Brier...
Atlantic Audio 1:55 PM AT
Atlantic Audio 1:55 PM AT--AT01- (Funeral-Home-Mix-Up)HALIFAX. x-14s. A regulator has revoked a funeral director's licence for his role in a bizarre mix-up of two women's bodies that resulted in the mistaken cremation of one and the embalming of the...
Atlantic Audio 3:55 PM AT
Atlantic Audio 3:55 PM AT--AT03 - (Phantom-Indigenous-Fishery)HALIFAX. x-19s. Premier Stephen McNeil says he doesn't know whether a Nova Scotia Mi'kmaq band is part of a group awarded a lucrative surf clam fishing licence by Ottawa -- but says the licence...
Atlantic Update
(Stock-Fraud)A verdict is expected today in a complex, multimillion-dollar stock market fraud case in Halifax that has dragged on for years.The case involves the collapse of Knowledge House -- an education software company that was under investigation...
--Atlantic Update-
(Phantom-Indigenous-Fishery)Nova Scotia's premier is wading into a controversy surrounding a group that's been awarded a lucrative surf clam fishing licence by Ottawa.Stephen McNeil says he doesn't know if a Nova Scotia Mi'kmaq (MIG'-maw) band is part...
Atwal Says He Has Renounced Terrorism and He Asked to Attend Trudeau India Event
Atwal says he asked to attend India event with PM--VANCOUVER - A man at the centre of a controversy surrounding Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's recent visit to India says he has renounced terrorism and no longer advocates for Sikh separatism.Jaspal Atwal...
BC Audio 7:45 AM ET
BC Audio 7:45 AM ET--BC02 - (School-Privilege-Campaign)ASHCROFT, B.C. x-19s. A poster campaign at the Gold Trail School District targeting issues of racism and privilege has sparked debate in communities in B-C's Interior. One poster includes an image...
B.C. Home Sales to Fall as Interest Rates Rise, but Prices Stay Strong: BCREA
B.C. home sales to dip through 2019: BCREA--VANCOUVER - Real estate experts in British Columbia predict residential home sales will dip this year but remain well above the province's 10-year average, although they warn rising interest rates could leave...
B.C. Politicians Support Move to Allow Children in Legislature during Sittings
Children can sit in B.C. legislature--VICTORIA - One of the longest serving members in British Columbia's legislature was overcome with emotion Thursday as politicians from all parties voted to allow children on the floor of the chamber.Linda Reid said...
--B-C Update-
------(BC-Trans-Mountain-Court)Calgary-based Trans Mountain has won an interim injunction to keep anti-pipeline activists from protesting construction at two terminals in Burnaby, B-C.B-C Supreme Court Justice Kenneth Affleck granted the request today,...
Businessman Kevin O'Leary Ordered to Pay Legal Fees to Philanthropic Group
O'Leary ordered to pay legal costs to group--HALIFAX - Celebrity businessman Kevin O'Leary has been ordered to pay legal fees to a philanthropic organization that is suing him over allegations he backed out of a speaking engagement and cost the group...
Canada Adds New Jobs Overall, but Loses Full-Time Work; Jobless Rate Dips to 5.8%
Canada adds 15,400 jobs; jobless rate 5.8%--OTTAWA - The economy got a job-creation lift last month that nudged the unemployment rate back down to match its all-time low of 5.8 per cent -- but a closer look reveals a rush of part-time work and a big...
Canadian R.J. Barrett Named Naismith High School Basketball Player of the Year
Canada's Barrett named high school player of 2018--TORONTO - Canadian small forward R.J. Barrett was named the 2018 Naismith high school boys' player of the year on Friday.Barrett, from Mississauga, Ont., led Florida's Montverde Academy to an undefeated...
Canadians Creating More Waste and Lack Co-Ordinated Way to Deal with It: Report
Canadians generating more waste: report--An extensive report by the three countries in the North American Free Trade Agreement suggests Canadian homes and kitchens continue to generate more and more waste.And the Commission For Environmental Co-operation...
Celebrity Birthdays for March 11
Celebrity birthdays for March 11--Celebrity Birthdays for March 11:Media mogul Rupert Murdoch is 87.Former ABC News correspondent Sam Donaldson is 84.Accordionist Flaco Jimenez of Texas Tornadoes is 79.Folksinger and songwriter David Wiffen is 76.Actress...
Celebrity Birthdays for March 12
Celebrity birthdays for March 12--Celebrity Birthdays for March 12:Politician, diplomat and civil rights activist Andrew Young is 86. Actress Barbara Feldon ("Get Smart") is 85.Broadcast journalist Lloyd Dobyns is 82.Actress-singer Liza Minnelli is 72.Singer-songwriter...
Celebrity Birthdays for March 13
Celebrity birthdays for March 13--Celebrity Birthdays for March 13:Jazz drummer Roy Haynes is 93.Country singer Jan Howard is 88.Songwriter Mike Stoller is 85.Singer-songwriter Neil Sedaka is 79.Opera singer Julia Migenes is 69.Actor William H. Macy...
Celebrity Birthdays for March 14
Celebrity birthdays for March 14--Celebrity Birthdays for March 14:Retired U.S. astronaut Frank Borman is 90. Singer Phil Phillips is 92.Actor Michael Caine is 85.Composer-conductor Quincy Jones is 85.Actor Raymond J. Barry is 79.Movie director Wolfgang...
Celebrity Birthdays for March 15
Celebrity birthdays for March 15--Celebrity Birthdays for March 15:Elvis Presley drummer DJ Fontana is 87.Retired U.S. astronaut Alan L. Bean is 86.U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is 85.Actor Judd Hirsch is 83.U.S. evangelist Jimmy Swaggart...
Celebrity Birthdays for March 16
Celebrity birthdays for March 16--Celebrity Birthdays for March 16:Country singer Ray Walker (The Jordanaires) is 84.Mezzo-soprano Gabrielle Lavigne is 78.Movie director Bernardo Bertolucci is 77.Game show host Chuck Woolery is 77.Singer-songwriter Jerry...
Celebrity Birthdays for March 17
Celebrity birthdays for March 17--Celebrity Birthdays for March 17:Retired U.S. astronaut Ken Mattingly is 82.Singer-songwriter Jim Weatherly is 75.Singer-songwriter John Sebastian of the Lovin' Spoonful is 74.Former Toronto Blue Jays manager Cito Gaston...
Celebrity Birthdays for March 9
Celebrity birthdays for March 9--Celebrity Birthdays for March 9:Singer Lloyd Price is 85.Actress Joyce Van Patten is 84.Canadian and World Gold Hall-of-Famer Marlene Stewart Streit is 84.Country singer Mickey Gilley is 82.NHL colour commentator Harry...
Daylight Time: Five Things You Need to Know about Smoke and CO Alarms
5 Things: Daylight time checklist--Daylight time begins this weekend, with most Canadians setting their clocks ahead early Sunday.As always, officials are using the moment to remind us it is a good time to replace the batteries in our smoke and carbon...
'Deception' Aims to Stand out in a Crowded Crime-Show TV Landscape
'Deception' aims to stand out in crime-show genre--Crime shows tend to follow a familiar pattern -- a person with "special powers" but no prior police experience helps authorities catch elusive criminals.ABC and CTV in Canada hope there is still magic...
Editorial Exchange: Canada Should Tell Trump to Take a Hike on Tariffs
Editorial Exchange: Canada should tell Trump to take a hike on tariffs--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published March 8:The tariffs on steel and aluminum imports that Donald Trump is threatening to impose on Canada and other countries started out...
Editorial Exchange: Canada Wins Welcome but Uncertain Tariff Reprieve
Editorial Exchange: Canada wins welcome but uncertain tariff reprieve--An editorial from the Hamilton Spectator, published March 9:Canadians can breathe easier today -- but just a little -- after Donald Trump spared this country from his harsh, new tariffs...
Editorial Exchange: Gender Pay Gap Bill Not Perfect, but It's a Good Start
Editorial Exchange: Gender pay gap bill not perfect, but it's a good start--An editorial from the Hamilton Spectator, published March 8:Those working to close the pay gap between men and women in Ontario say it doesn't go far enough. Those who defend...
Editorial Exchange: It's Time for Action, Not Words, on Wage Gap
Editorial Exchange: It's time for action, not words, on wage gap--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published March 7:There's an axiom quoted so often it's impossible to determine who said it first. "Don't tell me what you believe," it says. "Tell...
Editorial Exchange: Money Talks, but More Needs to Be Said
Editorial Exchange: Money talks, but more needs to be said--An editorial from the Winnipeg Free Press, published March 8:As of today, Viola Desmond is the newly minted face on our money.The much-discussed new $10 bill featuring the portrait of Ms. Desmond,...
Editorial Exchange: Red-Ink Blueprint
Editorial Exchange: Red-ink blueprint--An editorial from the Charlottetown Guardian, published March 9:Atlantic Canadians are still assessing the impact of last week's federal budget on the region and on their pocketbooks.On paper, the spending measures...
Editorial Exchange: Time to Crack Down on 'Stingrays'
Editorial Exchange: Time to crack down on 'stingrays'--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published March 7:How reassuring it was when the Toronto Police Service told the Star two years ago that it did not use so-called stingrays, controversial and...
--Eighteenth NewsWatch-
---(Ont-Opposition-Injunction)A judge has dismissed a request to extend the voting period in the race for the leadership of Ontario's P-C party.The application came from a lawyer who said his client -- and others -- had not received a personal identification...
--Eighth NewsWatch-
---(StatCan-Jobs)The unemployment rate edged down to 5.8 per cent last month from 5.9 per cent in January as the country added 15-thousand-400 net new jobs.But the gains were due to a surge in part-time work that offset a heavy decline in full-time positions.Statistics...
--Eleventh NewsWatch-
---(Polygamy-Appeal)Canada's polygamy laws will stand after a judge rejected a challenge launched after two men were found guilty of the offence in British Columbia.Winston Blackmore and James Oler were found guilty last July of having multiple wives,...
Entertainment News as of 3 P.M. Friday, March 9
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Entertainment News as of 3 P.M. Friday, March 9
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Feds Turn Eye to Career College Students in Effort to Collect More Student Loans
Projects help feds collect more student loans--OTTAWA - Federal officials, as part of the government's latest efforts to crack down on bad debts, are trying to figure out why graduates from private career colleges are more likely to have problems repaying...
--Fifteenth NewsWatch-
---(Uber-Data-Breach)Canadians who have used Uber will soon be finding out if their personal data was compromised in a 2016 breach.A ruling by Alberta's privacy commissioner is forcing the company behind the ride-hailing app to come clean.A company spokesman...
--Fifth Newswatch-
---(Tariff-Trump)Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is applauding a "team Canada'' effort following an announcement by the Trump administration that Canada will be exempt from new tariffs on steel and aluminum.Freeland says negotiators will continue...
--First NewsWatch-
---(Ottawa-Trade) (Audio:001)International Trade Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne is in Paraguay today, where he's set to announce the start of free trade talks with the Mercosur group of South American countries.Officials say negotiations with the...
First Permanent Female RCMP Leader Vows to Leave No Stone Unturned
Canada gets first permanent female RCMP leader--REGINA - The first woman to ever be permanently appointed to lead the RCMP promised Friday to leave no stone unturned in her efforts to modernize a law-enforcement organization that remains plagued by complaints...
Former Halifax Child Prodigy Grows Up to Design Self-Folding Origami Robots
Former child prodigy designs origami robots--HALIFAX - A Halifax-born former child prodigy has proven he can do just about anything with a piece of paper.Erik Demaine, a 37-year-old MIT computer science professor, thinks the technology behind his self-folding...
--Fourteenth NewsWatch-
---(Vice-Admiral-Charged) (Audio:P09)Two years of investigation and months of political intrigue have added up to a breach of trust charge for Mark Norman.The suspended Vice-Admiral is accused of leaking cabinet secrets to a Quebec shipyard back in 2015...
--Fourth Newswatch-
---(Tariff-Trump)The Trump administration has announced Canada will be spared for now from new U-S tariffs on steel and aluminum, and Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland wants that exemption to be permanent.Freeland is applauding what she calls...
Ghislaine Landry, Justin Douglas Named Rugby Canada's Sevens Players of the Year
Rugby Canada honours awards winners--VANCOUVER - Captain Ghislaine Landry and Justin Douglas have been named Rugby Canada's sevens players of the year. Landry led the women's circuit with 269 points in 2016-17 when Canada won in Sydney for its third-ever...
Gushue, Epping and Jacobs Playoff-Bound at Canadian Men's Curling Championship
Gushue, Epping, Jacobs out front at Brier--REGINA - Suspenseful quiet punctuated by explosive cheering signalled a shift in atmosphere Thursday at the Canadian men's curling championship.Under the new format introduced this year, the top eight teams...
Gushue Not Feeling Pressure at Canadian Men's Curling Championship
Gushue not feeling pressure at Brier--REGINA - If Brad Gushue doesn't seem like he's feeling pressure at the Canadian men's curling championship, that's because he isn't compared to a year ago.The skip was under a relentless spotlight in his hometown...
Health-Lifestyles News as of 10 A.M. Friday, March 9
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Health-Lifestyles News as of 3 P.M. Friday, March 9
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...
Here's a Quick Glance at Unemployment Rates for February, by Canadian City
February unemployment rates, by city--OTTAWA - The national unemployment rate was 5.8 per cent in February. Statistics Canada also released seasonally adjusted, three-month moving average unemployment rates for major cities. It cautions, however, that...
In the News Today, March 9
In the news today, March 9--Five stories in the news for Friday, March 9------TRUDEAU TO NAME NEW RCMP BOSS IN REGINAPrime Minister Justin Trudeau has a busy schedule in Regina today, including the naming of a new RCMP commissioner. Sources say the prime...
Judge Rejects Constitutional Challenge after Two Men Found Guilty of Polygamy
Judge rejects challenge over polygamy law--CRANBROOK, B.C. - A judge says two men found guilty of polygamy knew the practice was illegal as she rejected a constitutional challenge on the grounds of freedom of religion and expression.Winston Blackmore...
Karina Gould Becomes First Federal Cabinet Minister to Give Birth
Gould makes history with birth of son--OTTAWA - Democratic Institutions Minister Karina Gould has made history -- twice over -- with the birth of a baby boy this week.She's the first woman to give birth while holding a federal cabinet post.And she's...
Kyle Lowry with 30 Points, Raptors Snap Rockets' Win Streak with 108-105 Victory
Lowry, Raptors snap Rockets' win streak at 17--TORONTO - Dwane Casey credited Kyle Lowry for getting the Raptors offence started on Friday night against the hottest team in the NBA.Lowry had 13 first-quarter points while going 3 for 3 from beyond the...
Lajoie and Lagha Fourth in Close Ice Dance Competition at World Juniors
Lajoie and Lagha fourth in ice dance--SOFIA, Bulgaria - Marjorie Lajoie of Boucherville, Que., and Zachary Lagha of Greenfield Park, Que., placed fourth Friday in ice dancing at the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships.Lajoie and Lagha were...
Mac Marcoux, Guide Jack Leitch Race to Canada's First Gold of Paralympics
Marcoux wins Canada's first Paralympic gold--JEONGSEON, Korea, Republic Of - There's a feeling of pure freedom when Mac Marcoux is roaring down the mountain at 120 kilometres an hour, the only sounds coming from the crunch of his skis on the snow and...
Man at Centre of 'Brain Death' Case Now Dead, Family Says, Legal Case Continues
Legal battle in 'brain death' case continues--TORONTO - An Orthodox Jewish family that launched a legal battle to keep their son on life support after he was declared brain dead said the man's heart had stopped, rendering him dead in their view, but...
Maple Leafs Set to Host High-Flying Penguins; Matthews Likely to Sit out Again
Leafs set to host Pens, likely minus Matthews--TORONTO - Morgan Rielly enjoys seeing Pittsburgh Penguins stars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin spin their magic -- when the Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman isn't on the ice trying to contain them, that is."Watching...
Matt Stajan's Third-Period Goal Leads Flames over Senators
Matt Stajan, Flames beat Senators 2-1--OTTAWA - Calgary Flames goaltender David Rittich was one save short of his first career shutout in Buffalo on Wednesday. He came one penalty shot stop away from one in Ottawa Friday, but he doesn't care."We got...
McDavid Ties It, Then Scores in Shootout to Lift Edmonton over Islanders
McDavid, Oilers beat Islanders 2-1 in shootout--EDMONTON - Connor McDavid was a one-man wrecking crew for the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday.McDavid tied the game late in the third period, and then added the shootout winner as the Oilers skated away with...
Metal Producers See Relief in Tariff Dodge but Grapple with Unknowns
Metal producers see some relief in tariff dodge--CALGARY - Canadian steel and aluminum producers have dodged U.S. President Donald Trump's global tariffs but the industry says it continues to grapple with the uncertainty the debate has created.The indefinite...
Montreal Coach Remi Garde Hoping for More Spontaneous Impact against Crew
Garde hoping for more spontaneous Impact vs. Crew--MONTREAL - New Impact coach Remi Garde wants his club to play with more purpose and resolve after a flat performance in their season opener.Garde and the new-look Montreal Impact are on the road to play...
Mounties Charge Suspended Vice-Admiral Mark Norman with Breach of Trust
RCMP charges Vice-Admiral Mark Norman--OTTAWA - One of the Canadian Forces' most senior officers has been charged with breach of trust following a two-year criminal investigation into the leaking of classified government information to a Quebec shipyard.The...
NAFTA Termination Would Have Modest Impact on Economy: Conference Board
NAFTA end would have modest impact: report--OTTAWA - The Conference Board of Canada is predicting a 0.5 per cent decline in the country's economy resulting in the loss of about 85,000 jobs within a year if the North American Free Trade Agreement is terminated.As...
National Audio 1:05 PM ET
National Audio 1:05 PM ET--NAT088 - (Alta-BC-Dispute) REGINA. x-11s. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the dispute between Alberta and B-C over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion isn't the first time provinces have disagreed on a project. His comment...
National Audio 1:45 PM ET
National Audio 1:45 PM ET--NAT094 - (US-Officer-Jaywalker-Beaten) RALEIGH, N.C. x-20s. A white police officer whose body camera recorded him beating a black pedestrian he accused of jaywalking has been arrested on assault charges in North Carolina. Asheville...
National Audio 2:15 PM ET
National Audio 2:15 PM ET--NAT099 - (Funeral-Home-Mix-Up) HALIFAX. x-14s. A regulator has revoked a funeral director's licence for his role in a bizarre mix-up of two women's bodies that resulted in the mistaken cremation of one and the embalming of...
National Audio 2:35 AM ET
National Audio 2:35 AM ET--NAT001 - (Ottawa-Trade) OTTAWA. x-33s. (Terry Pedwell) International Trade Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne is in Paraguay today to announce the start of free trade talks with the four-country Mercosur group of South American...
National Audio 3:25 PM ET
National Audio 3:25 PM ET--NAT107 - (US-John-Glenn-Estate-Sale) (FOR PRODUCTION) UNDATED. x-02s. Nearly 300 people lined up for the chance to buy mementos belonging to John Glenn at his estate sale in Maryland. The former astronaut and U-S senator was...
National Audio 4:15 PM ET
National Audio 4:15 PM ET--NAT115 - (Alta-Rural-Shooting) CALMAR, Alta. x-15s. The Alberta government says it will spend 10-million dollars to fight rural crime. The money will go toward hiring more Mounties, support workers and Crown prosecutors. R-C-M-P...
National Audio 4:35 AM ET
National Audio 4:35 AM ET--NAT032 - (US-Jobs-Report) (NOTE: Report is released at 8:30 a.m. EST) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-29s. (Daria Albinger) The U-S Labor Department releases its February employment numbers this morning. A-B-C's Daria Albinger...
National Audio 6:15 PM ET
National Audio 6:15 PM ET--NAT135 - (US-School-Shooting-Florida) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) TALLAHASSEE, Fla. x-13s. Florida Governor Rick Scott has signed sweeping new gun laws passed in response to last month's deadly shooting rampage at a high school in...
National Audio 6:35 AM ET
National Audio 6:35 AM ET--NAT058 - (US-Guns-NRA-Influence-Schools) UNDATED. x-39s. (Jackie Quinn) In the U-S, the National Rifle Association has been providing millions of dollars to schools in recent years to help fund shooting clubs and military-type...
National Audio 8:25 PM ET
National Audio 8:25 PM ET--NAT145 - (US-School-Shooting-Florida) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-15s. The National Rifle Association is expressing disappointment after Florida's governor signed a gun control bill that was written after a shooting at...
National Audio 8:45 PM ET
National Audio 8:45 PM ET--NAT149 - (Ont-Opposition-Injunction) TORONTO. x-10s. A judge has ruled that the leadership race for Ontario's Progressive Conservatives will go ahead as scheduled, with results to be announced tomorrow. A disenfranchised party...
National Audio 9:15 AM ET
National Audio 9:15 AM ET--NAT072 - (US-Trump-Trade-Business-Impact) SYDNEY, Australia. x-15s. The Trump administration's decision to impose tariffs on aluminum and steel imports drew warnings today from businesses and U-S trading partners. Businesses...
NATO Eyes Greater Control over North Atlantic amid Increased Russian Activity
NATO eyes greater presence in North Atlantic--OTTAWA - Growing worries about Russian military activity in the North Atlantic have prompted NATO to start examining ways to better secure the region -- which could have direct implications for Canada.In...
NHL Opens Door to Esports, Kicks off 2018 NHL Gaming World Championship
NHL unveils its Gaming World Championship--TORONTO - The NHL has unveiled its first foray into esports -- the 2018 NHL Gaming World Championship.The US$100,000 tournament will feature separate online qualifying events in Canada, the U.S. and Europe with...
Nick, Martha Gonzalez Carrying on Darren Fortune's Name with Two-Year-Old Colt
Darren's Future carrying late rider's name--TORONTO - Darren's Fortune has quickly fit in at Woodbine Racetrack.Less than a week after arriving there, the two-year-old thoroughbred has already had a calming influence on Out of Cake, a three-year-old...
--Nineteenth NewsWatch-
---(Ont-Opposition-Injunction) (Audio: 150)A request to extend the voting period in the tumultuous race for the Ontario P-C party leadership has been denied.A lawyer brought the application on behalf of a party members who failed to receive a personal...
--Ninth NewsWatch-
---(Trudeau-RCMP)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has appointed the first permanent female head of the R-C-M-P.In an announcement at the Mountie training centre in Regina, Trudeau introduced Brenda Lucki to replace Bob Paulson.Trudeau says when she takes...
No Change on Saskatchewan's Stand against Carbon Tax after Meeting with Prime Minister
Saskatchewan stands firm on no carbon tax--REGINA - The federal government and Saskatchewan are still deadlocked on a national climate change plan despite what the two sides call a constructive meeting on Friday.Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe met with...
'Not a Celebration': Carole Pope on Why She'll Play the #LoveWins Concert
Pope hopes performance shows 'solidarity'--TORONTO - Carole Pope says she's standing in "solidarity" with Toronto's LGBTQ community as they grapple with questions surrounding alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur.And she plans to move ahead with a performance...
Notley Threat to Cut off Oil to Others Not a New Tactic for Alberta
Alta. has history of threatening to cut off oil--CALGARY - Alberta Premier Rachel Notley's threat to reduce oil shipments to other provinces, the latest salvo in a recent pipeline dispute with British Columbia, carries on a provincial tradition of using...
Nova Scotia Judge Convicts Former Knowledge House CEO, Lawyer of Fraud
Knowledge House CEO, lawyer guilty of fraud--HALIFAX - Two key architects behind a sophisticated multi-million-dollar stock market scheme have been found guilty of manipulating the share price of Knowledge House Inc., nearly 17 years after the Halifax...
Nova Scotia Premier Says He Doesn't Know If Band Part of Surf Clam Licence
N.S. premier wades into clam controversy--HALIFAX - Premier Stephen McNeil says he doesn't know whether a Nova Scotia Mi'kmaq band is part of a group awarded a lucrative surf clam fishing licence by Ottawa -- but he says the licence shouldn't be awarded...
N.S. to Tighten Rules on Handling of Remains after Mix-Up of Women's Bodies
Funeral director's licence revoked after mix-up--HALIFAX - Rules on the handling of corpses will be tightened in Nova Scotia following a bizarre mix-up at a funeral home that resulted in an accidental cremation.The Nova Scotia Board of Registration of...
OHL Roundup: Whittaker Scores Hat Trick as Knights Double Up Otters
OHL Roundup: Knights down Otters 6-3--LONDON, Ont. - Richard Whittaker scored a hat trick and added an assist as the London Knights doubled up the Erie Otters 6-3 on Friday in Ontario Hockey League action.Alex Formenton, Sergey Popov and Nathan Dunkley...
Ontario Promises to Give Municipalities $40M for Marijuana Enforcement
Ontario promises $40M to help municipalities with legal pot--TORONTO - The government of Ontario will give municipalities $40 million dollars from its share of federal marijuana taxes to help cover law enforcement and safety costs associated with pot...
--Ontario Update-
(Ont-Opposition-Injunction)A Toronto judge is hearing a request to extend the voting period for the Ontario P-C's leadership race -- even as the deadline for casting online ballots has passed.A lawyer representing a disenfranchised member of the party...
--Ontario Update-
---(Trump-Tariffs-Wynne)Premier Kathleen Wynne is applauding the news that Canada will be exempt from new U-S tariffs on steel and aluminum.Wynne says in a statement that yesterday's decision shows her government's strategy of extensive outreach to U-S...
Outburst in Court after Former Mountie Pleads Guilty to Sex Assaults
Outburst in court after pleas in assault case--YORKTON, Sask. - Police had to restrain a man after he burst into a Saskatchewan courtroom and demanded closure from a former RCMP officer accused of assaulting him and two other males when they were boys.The...
Para Hockey Star Brad Bowden Credits His Late Grandparents for His Career
Bowden credits late grandparents for career--PYEONGCHANG, Korea, Republic Of - A pair of photos hang framed beside Brad Bowden's bed in the Pyeongchang athletes village.One is of his recently deceased Boston Terrier Johnny Cash. The other is of his grandfather...
Paralympic Skier Woolstencroft Amazed by Response to "Good Odds" Commercial
Woolstencroft amazed by "Good Odds" response--PYEONGCHANG, Korea, Republic Of - Lauren Woolstencroft has received hundred if not thousands of messages since her remarkable life story was broadcast to the world during the Super Bowl.The eight-time Paralympic...
Poster in B.C. Schools about White Privilege Hits Nerve with Some Parents
Poster in schools about white privilege hits nerve--A poster campaign at a school district in British Columbia's Interior aimed at creating conversations about racism and privilege has struck a nerve with some parents.Schools in the Gold Trail District...
Prairie Audio 12:00 PM MT
Prairie Audio 12:00 PM MT--PR03 - (Alta-Rural-Shooting)OKOTOKS, Alberta. x-34s. (Bill Graveland) A homeowner in rural Alberta who was charged after shots were fired during a confrontation on his property last month received applause from supporters after...
Prairie Audio 5:40 AM MT
Prairie Audio 5:40 AM MT--PR01 - (Inquest-Jury-Selection)SASKATOON. x-11s. A lawyer for the family of Colten Boushie (BOO'-shee) says Canada's jury selection process could learn from coroner's inquests in Saskatchewan. Chris Murphy is involved in an...
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