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ADVISORY-B-C Calendar
Here is Thursday's B.C. calendar:VANCOUVER - Provincial court criminal trial over the MV Marathassa bunker fuel spill in Vancouver's English Bay in April 2015. Through April 6. (9:30 a.m. at Courtroom 513, Provincial Law Courts, 222 Main St.)VANCOUVER...
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...
Agreement Reached to Connect 16 Northern Ontario First Nations to Power Grid
Agreement reached to connect Ont. First Nations to power grid--TORONTO - A new agreement between Ontario First Nations, the federal government and the province will see 16 northern communities connected to the power grid in a $1.6-billion project that...
Alberta Budget Presents Plan to Balance Books in Five Years
Alberta spending more, but deficit slightly lower--EDMONTON - Alberta's 2018 budget includes more spending, an $8.8-billion deficit and a five-year plan to balance the books that's tied to the ups and downs of oil prices and the vagaries of pipeline...
A Mammoth Story: How the FBI Helped Canada Get Back a Pair of Tusks
FBI help repatriate pair of mammoth tusks--OTTAWA - It was a late July afternoon when Kieran Shepherd got a call from the Canadian embassy in Washington with a message: The FBI had something pretty old that they wanted to give him.What they wanted to...
Atlantic Update
(NB-Trudeau-Visit)The Prime Minister is expected to visit New Brunswick today.Justin Trudeau is to meet with Premier Brian Gallant in Sussex.Trudeau is also scheduled to take part in a roundtable discussion on rural economic growth.(The Canadian Press)---(NS-Cannabis-Costs)The...
Atlantic Update
(NS-Health-Care-Unions)A group of Nova Scotia health-care unions says it plans to hold a province-wide strike vote for its 65-hundred members.The Nova Scotia Council of Health Care Unions says in a release that the move follows more than a year of bargaining...
Baloney Meter: Tories Dish out 'A Lot of Baloney' on Mali Peacekeeping Mission
Tories dish 'a lot of baloney' on Mali--OTTAWA - "Mali is a war zone. This is a combat mission and there is no peace to keep."-- Conservative defence critic James Bezan, March 19The Trudeau government announced Monday that it plans to send six Canadian...
B.C. Announces Rebates, Conditions for Liquefied Natural Gas Projects
B.C. introducing rebates, conditions for LNG projects--VICTORIA - British Columbia is offering new conditions and tax incentives for liquefied natural gas projects in the province in a move to attract investment that could put the province's minority...
B.C.'S Tight Rental Market Has Landlords Asking Personal Questions: Report
B.C. landlords asking invasive questions: report--VICTORIA - Some landlords in British are asking prospective tenants for too much personal information including credit card details, three months worth of bank statements and inquiring whether applicants...
--B-C Update-
------(BC-LNG-Framework)B-C Green party Leader Andrew Weaver says his three-member caucus won't vote in favour of any legislative measures that support the N-D-P government's L-N-G framework.Premier John Horgan announced the new framework today ahead...
Bids Rise at Calgary Stampede Canvas Auction, as Oilpatch Optimism Picks Up
Stampede canvas auction points to optimism--CALGARY - Proceeds from the Calgary Stampede chuckwagon canvas auction are on the rise, suggesting that economic optimism in the oil and gas sector is also picking up steam as crude prices stabilize above US$60...
BlackBerry Says New Software Bridge to Microsoft Products Will Increase Security
BlackBerry builds new bridge to Microsoft--WATERLOO, Ont. - BlackBerry Ltd. is launching a new way to enhance the security of commonly-used Microsoft Corp. cloud and mobility software in response to increased customer awareness of the need to protect...
Blue Jays Second Baseman Travis Relishes First Full Spring Training in Years
Blue Jays Travis happy with healthy spring--DUNEDIN, Fla. - Devon Travis will never forget the most difficult setback of his career. He's got the scar on his collarbone to constantly remind him. Plagued by injuries over his first three major league seasons,...
Bodies of a Man and Woman Found in Fire-Damaged Home in Springhill, N.S.: Police
Man and woman found in burned home: police--SPRINGHILL, N.S. - Police in northern Nova Scotia confirmed Thursday that the two bodies pulled from a fire-damaged rural home earlier this week were that of a 45-year-old woman and a 42-year-old man.The RCMP...
Border Agents, RCMP Seize 31 Cocaine Bricks at Alberta-U.S. Border Crossing
Cocaine seizure at Alberta-U.S. border crossing--RAYMOND, Alta. - A 26-year-old man faces drug charges after a seizure of cocaine at the Carway border crossing between Alberta and the United States.The Canada Border Services Agency and RCMP say 31 bricks...
Campbell-Pascall Joins Chorus for One Women's Hockey League, Resigns from CWHL
Campbell-Pascall calls for one women's league--Talk of a single women's professional hockey league has accelerated, but the two North American organizations don't appear close to a merger.That the championship games of the Canadian Women's Hockey League...
Canada Must Do More for Responsible Fashion and Apparel
Canada must do more for responsible fashion and apparel--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...
Canada's Sharpe, Bowman Ski to Halfpipe Gold at Final Stop on World Cup Circuit
Sharpe, Bowman victorious at halfpipe finale--TIGNES, France - It was a Canadian sweep atop the podium at the final halfpipe ski World Cup event of the season, with Cassie Sharpe winning the women's competition and Noah Bowman winning the men's event...
Canada Wins Two More and Secures Playoff Spot at Women's World Curling Playdowns
Jones is playoff-bound at curling worlds--NORTH BAY, Ont. - When the North Bay Memorial Gardens had emptied out and with the midnight hour approaching, two members of the Canadian team returned to the ice for a late-night practice session.Their perfect...
Canadians Joining #DeleteFacebook amid Fears about Electoral Meddling: Experts
Why Canadians are joining #DeleteFacebook--Many Canadians are pledging to delete their Facebook accounts as part of an online campaign encouraging people to permanently log off the site amid mounting concerns that the social media giant is inappropriately...
Celebrity Birthdays for March 22
Celebrity birthdays for March 22--Celebrity Birthdays for March 22:Composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim is 88.Evangelist broadcaster Pat Robertson is 88.Actor William Shatner is 87.Actor M. Emmet Walsh is 83.Singer Roger Whittaker is 82.Hockey Hall of...
Celine Dion Cancels More Shows, Says She Needs 'Minimally Invasive' Ear Surgery
Celine Dion cancels more shows, needs ear surgery--MONTREAL - Celine Dion has cancelled a string of shows between March 27 and April 18 due to a hearing condition called Patulous Eustachian tube she says will require a "minimally invasive surgical procedure."The...
Cenovus Cuts Oilsands Production Due to Price Differential, Pipeline Constraints
Cenovus cuts oilsands production rate--CALGARY - Cenovus Energy Inc. said Thursday it has been running its oilsands operations at reduced production rates and storing excess barrels due to wider-than-normal light-heavy oil price differentials and pipeline...
CFL's Rules Committee Recommends Changes to League Board of Governors
Committee proposes CFL rules changes--WINNIPEG - The CFL's rules committee is recommending that coaches no longer be allowed to challenge illegal contact on a receiver this season.It will also ask the league's board of governors to accept changes to...
Competition Bureau Court Docs Shed Light on Allegations of Torstar-Postmedia Conspiracy
Bureau alleges Torstar-Postmedia conspiracy--OTTAWA - Torstar Corp. and Postmedia Network Canada Corp. agreed to lists of employees who would be terminated as part of their deal last year to swap dozens of mostly community newspapers, Canada's competition...
Confronting Hate Speech with the Geography of Freedom
Confronting hate speech with the geography of freedom--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...
Connor McDavid Has Two Goals, Two Assists as Oilers Defeat Senators 6-2
Oilers capture 6-2 road win over Senators--OTTAWA - In five games against the Ottawa Senators, Connor McDavid had yet to score a goal. But he more than made up for it with two goals and two assists in a 6-2 victory Thursday night.McDavid was a force...
Crowdfunding Campaign to Save Toys "R" Us Doesn't Include Canadian Stores
Toys "R" Us Canada not part of crowdfunding--TORONTO - Toy company executive Isaac Larian is hoping to keep Toys "R" Us's Canadian operations from going out of business, but a $1 billion crowdfunding campaign he launched to rescue the company doesn't...
CRTC Orders National Wireless Carriers to Offer Lower-Priced, Data-Only Plans
CRTC tells Rogers, Bell, Telus to offer new plans--TORONTO - Consumers who yearn for more alternatives to Canada's large wireless carriers will have to wait longer, but in the meantime the CRTC has ordered the Big Three to offer consumers the option...
--Eighteenth NewsWatch-
---(Cannabis-Senate) (Audio: P12)The Senate has given approval in principle to the Trudeau government's bill to legalize recreational marijuana.Bill C-45 easily passed at second reading by a vote of 44-29.Ordinarily, a second reading vote is not a big...
--Eighth NewsWatch-
---(Dollar-Markets)Health care and financial stocks are leading a big sell-off on Wall Street.At one point, the Dow industrials plunged more than 300 points in early trading.Investors are worried about rising trade tensions, with U-S President Donald...
--Eleventh NewsWatch-
---(Dollar-Markets)Wall Street stocks are plunging on fears the U-S is getting into a trade war with China.As President Donald Trump announced tariffs on 60-billion-dollars in Chinese products, the Dow Industrials were down about 400 points.Trump calls...
Entertainment News as of 3 P.M., Thursday March 22
Entertainment News Advisory--Good afternoon from the Canadian Press entertainment department!Advisories will typically hit the wire around 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. ET and will also be sent to editors by email. If you'd like to be added to the email list please...
Excavator Frees Dolphins Trapped by Pack Ice in Newfoundland Harbour
Trapped dolphins freed from pack ice--HEARTS DELIGHT, N.L. - People gathered on the shoreline of a small Newfoundland village cheered and honked their horns Thursday as a pod of dolphins trapped by pack ice were freed by the local fire chief and a friend,...
Feds to Commit to Timeline on Eradicating Tuberculosis in the North
Timeline coming for ridding North of TB--OTTAWA - The federal government is about to announce a timeline for eradicating tuberculosis in the north.Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott and Natan Obed, head of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, or ITK, are...
--Fifteenth NewsWatch-
---(Trudeau-Putin) (Audio: p06)The Russian Embassy is tweeting its displeasure with a rebuke of President Vladimir Putin from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau this week.Trudeau criticized Putin at a news conference.He said Putin needs to play a more positive...
--Fifth Newswatch-
---(Facebook-Zuckerberg-Apology-Reax)Britain's culture secretary says Facebook C-E-O Mark Zuckerberg's promises to change the social-media giant in the aftermath of the Cambridge Analytica privacy debacle don't go far enough.On C-N-N yesterday, Zuckerberg...
--First NewsWatch-
---(Trudeau-Putin)The prime minister has delivered some of his sharpest criticism yet of Russian leader Vladimir Putin.At a Toronto news conference Wednesday, Justin Trudeau said Putin, who won re-election Sunday to six more years as Russia's president,...
Former Canada Women's Coach Herdman Starts Tough Task of Turning Men's Squad Around
Herdman enjoying first camp with men's team--ROLDAN, Spain - Seeing John Herdman in the middle of a soccer field, shouting orders with the Canadian crest on his chest, is a common sight.But that's where familiarity ends, as Herdman is no longer surrounded...
--Fourteenth NewsWatch-
---(Markets)North American markets have plunged in a broad-based decline that includes major resource and marijuana stocks.The Toronto T-S-X composite index was down over 270 points at the close.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was also...
--Fourth Newswatch-
---(Facebook-Zuckerberg-Apology)Facebook C-E-O Mark Zuckerberg says he is "really sorry that this happened," and he's vowing to fix what's broken.After four days of silence, Zuckerberg is apologizing for what he calls a "major breach of trust," acknowledging...
Giant Pandas on Loan from China Set to Move from Toronto to Calgary
Pandas set to move from Toronto to Calgary--TORONTO - The second half of a panda family's Canadian sojourn gets underway on Friday when the animals leave Toronto for a new home out west.Two giant pandas on loan from China, plus the two babies they produced...
Gibson Earns Shutout as Anaheim Ducks Capture 4-0 Victory over Calgary Flames
Gibson earns shutout as Ducks down Flames 4-0--CALGARY - With the playoffs approaching, John Gibson and the Anaheim Ducks are heating up.Gibson stopped 29 shots as the Ducks beat the Calgary Flames 4-0 on Wednesday night for their fourth straight win."He's...
Health-Lifestyles News as of 3 P.M., Thursday March 22
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...
Inuit Research Strategy Launched to Promote Inuit Ownership, Control
Inuit offer new research strategy--OTTAWA - The Inuit people have been treated as bystanders or test subjects since the moment Western scientists first began studying the Arctic, and the time has come for the northern Indigenous community to have a greater...
Italian Champion Juventus to Face MLS All-Stars in 2018 in Atlanta
Italy's Juventus to play MLS all-stars--NEW YORK - Italian champion Juventus will face the MLS all-stars in 2018, the league announced Thursday.The storied soccer club from Turin will play the all-stars at the 71,000-capacity Mercedes-Benz Stadium in...
Jets Star Winger Patrik Laine to Miss at Least Two Games with Bruise on Left Foot
Jets star Laine to miss at least two games--WINNIPEG - Head coach Paul Maurice delivered some positive news Thursday to worried fans of injured Winnipeg Jets sniper Patrik Laine.The team's leading goal-scorer isn't seriously hurt, but did suffer a soft-tissue...
Killings Prompt Review of Toronto Police Handling of Missing Persons Cases
Toronto police to face review in wake of McArthur case--TORONTO - How Toronto police handled the cases of men missing from the city's gay village will undergo some form of external review in light of six murder charges laid against an alleged serial...
'Life-Altering Consequences:' Edmonton Busker Jailed for Assaulting Man
Busker jailed for assault that left victim quadriplegic--EDMONTON - A judge has sentenced a busker to 18 months in jail for attacking a man he thought had swiped some of his change.The assault left Donny Crier, 41, a quadriplegic.Court heard Allen Dakota...
Man Accused in Toronto Gay Village Death Had Charge Upgraded after New Evidence
New evidence led to first-degree murder charge in Richey case--TORONTO - A man accused of killing a young woman in Toronto's gay village had his charge upgraded to first-degree murder after police found new evidence in the case, an investigator said...
Montreal Impact Sign Centreback Rudy Camacho
Impact sign centreback Rudy Camacho--MONTREAL - New Montreal Impact centreback Rudy Camacho and coach Remi Garde should get along fine.Not only are they experiencing Major League Soccer together for the first time, but both from Arbresle, a municipality...
Montreal Police Say Boy Who Disappeared March 12 Likely Fell into River
Montreal cops say boy likely fell into river--MONTREAL - A young boy who has been missing since March 12 more than likely died in a tragic drowning accident after falling into a river, Montreal police said Thursday.Insp. Ian Lafreniere said 10-year-old...
Montreal Therapists, Citizens Raise Awareness of Compulsive Hoarding
Montreal symposium addresses hoarding--MONTREAL - Mitsou Lefebvre-Lafrance never realized that the piles of books, papers, clothes, collectibles and craft supplies that covered every surface in her Montreal apartment were a problem until she needed to...
Mounties Make Arrest in 2015 Death of Mother in Northern Manitoba
Arrest in slaying of Manitoba mother--WINNIPEG - RCMP have charged a man with second-degree murder 2 1/2 years after a woman's body was found in an isolated area on a remote Manitoba reserve.Crystal Andrews of the Gods Lake First Nation was 22 when she...
Municipal Official in Nanaimo, B.C., Subject of Peace Bond Application
Nanaimo official subject of peace bond application--NANAIMO, B.C. - A special prosecutor in British Columbia has approved the application to have a senior municipal official in Nanaimo bound by the terms of a peace bond, the province's prosecution service...
Murder Charge Upgraded for Toronto Man Accused in 2017 Gay Village Death
Charge upgraded against accused killer--TORONTO - A man accused of killing a young woman in Toronto's gay village last year has seen his charge upgraded to first-degree murder.Police initially charged Kalen Schlatter, 21, with second-degree murder last...
National Audio 11:15 PM ET
National Audio 11:15 PM ET--NAT093 - (LNG-Framework-Alta) EDMONTON. x-11s. Alberta is calling the B-C government's plan to offer tax incentives for liquefied natural gas projects blatant hypocrisy. B-C Premier John Horgan made the tax announcement ahead...
National Audio 11:55 PM ET
National Audio 11:55 PM ET--NAT095 - (LNG-Framework-Alta) EDMONTON. x-11s. Alberta is calling the B-C government's plan to offer tax incentives for liquefied natural gas projects "blatant hypocrisy." B-C Premier John Horgan made the tax announcement...
National Audio 3:05 AM ET
National Audio 3:05 AM ET--NAT011 - (REL-Vatican-Doctored-Photo) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) ROME. x-34s. (Megan Williams) A fake news scandal has brought down the Vatican media czar. (SOURCE:ABC)--NAT012 - (US-Northeast-Storm) (NOTE LENGTH) ORWIGSBURG, Pa....
National Audio 3:35 AM ET
National Audio 3:35 AM ET--NAT014 - (Facebook-Cambridge-Analytica) MENLO PARK, Calif. x-13s. Mark Zuckerberg says it's time to impose more regulations on technology companies as they play an increasingly important role in the world. But the Facebook...
National Audio 5:45 AM ET
National Audio 5:45 AM ET--NAT028 - (OBIT- Bozo-The-Clown) (FOR PRODUCTION) UNDATED. x-12s. Longtime Boston television personality and entertainer Frank Avruch, who was the star of the popular children's T-V program "Bozo the Clown," has died. He was...
National Audio 5:55 PM ET
National Audio 5:55 PM ET--NAT080 - (Alta-Budget) EDMONTON. x-15s. Alberta has introduced a budget with more spending, an 8.8 billion-dollar deficit, and a plan to balance the books in five years. And the balanced budget all depends on the ups and downs...
NATO Trying to Get Better at Predicting Russia's Next Move: Latvian Commander
NATO aims to get better at predicting Russia--OTTAWA - While NATO is determined to improve its ability to predict the Kremlin's next move, a senior Latvian commander concedes that Russian President Vladimir Putin has managed to keep the military alliance...
Need Global Alignment on Cryptocurrency Policy, BoC Deputy Governor Says
Need global alignment on cryptocurrency: BoC--TORONTO - The Bank of Canada's senior deputy governor is calling for authorities to work toward a coherent set of globally aligned policies governing cryptocurrencies.Carolyn Wilkins told a University of...
New Details Emerge about Proposed Payment to Manitoba Metis Federation
Manitoba Hydro head defends deal--WINNIPEG - The former board chairman of Manitoba Hydro criticized Premier Brian Pallister on Thursday and defended a planned $67-million payment to the Manitoba Metis Federation."What we need is a strong board, and we...
--Nineteenth NewsWatch-
---(Cannabis-Senate) (Audio: P12)The Senate has backed the bill to legalize recreational pot.Bill C-45 has handily passed by a vote of 44-29 at second reading.The 33 Conservatives in the upper chamber had vowed to vote it down.Senator Peter Harder, who...
--Ninth NewsWatch-
---(Dollar-Markets) (Audio: 49) (WATCH FOR DATING)Wall Street's Dow Jones industrial average plunged about 350 points this morning in advance of U-S President Donald Trump hitting China with billions of dollars in trade sanctions.Farmers, electronics...
Norwegian Technology Employs 'Artificial Magma' to Stifle Alberta Gas Well Leaks
'Artificial magma' sealing leaky gas wells--CALGARY - New technologies employing brute force as well as artificial volcanic action are being developed to better seal thousands of inactive oil and gas wells in Canada that are leaking methane, a greenhouse...
'No Words to Explain,' Grieving Father of Slain Teens Says in Statement
'Our hearts are broken,' dad of slain teens says--TORONTO - A grief-stricken father whose former spouse and two teenage children were killed in their suburban Ontario home last week expressed gratitude Thursday for what he called the outpouring of public...
OHL Roundup: Thomas with Four Points, Bulldogs Open Playoffs with Win over 67's
OHL Roundup: Bulldogs beat 67's in Game 1--HAMILTON - Robert Thomas had two goals and two assists as the Hamilton Bulldogs opened the Ontario Hockey League playoffs with a 6-3 win over the Ottawa 67's on Thursday.Brandon Saigeon also scored twice and...
Ontario Government to Boost Hospital Funding by $822 Million
Ontario to boost hospital funding by $822M--TORONTO - For the third straight day, Ontario's Liberal government, which is facing an election in about two months, pledged to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on health care, promising Thursday to tackle...
--Ontario Update-
---(Richey-Charges)A man accused of killing a young woman in Toronto's gay village last year has seen his charge upgraded to first-degree murder.Police initially charged 21-year-old Kalen Schlatter with second-degree murder last month in the death of...
--Ontario Update-
(Ont-Liberal-Comments)A Progressive Conservative legislator says comments made by Finance Minister Charles Sousa about hospital workers were inappropriate and degrading.Lisa MacLeod brought up the issue after Sousa referred to male and female hospital...
Ottawa to Consider Three New Marine Conservation Areas off Nova Scotia's Coast
Ottawa looks at new marine conservation areas--HALIFAX - Canada's Ocean Playground could soon have three new marine conservation areas.The federal Fisheries Department announced the proposed sites off the coast of Nova Scotia on Thursday, saying the...
Parliament Audio 5:05 PM ET
Parliament Audio 5:05 PM ET--P09 - (Cda-Facebook-Breach) OTTAWA. x-21s. Canada's privacy watchdog says there needs to be a law governing the use of personal data by parties to prevent manipulation of the information to influence an election. In an interview...
Parliament Audio 6:05 PM ET
Parliament Audio 6:05 PM ET--P11 - (Eradicating-Tuberculosis) OTTAWA. x-14s. The organization that represents Inuit people in Canada has launched a national strategy it hopes will lead to more Inuit involvement in the research that is conducted in the...
Photo Advisory
Photo advisory--The Canadian Press photo advisory additions for Thursday, March 22, 2018. Entries with an estimated photo transmission time (EST) are staffed by The Canadian Press or Associated Press photojournalists. ADDITION:AP EAST PHOTO COVERAGE...
Prairie Audio 3:30 PM MT
Prairie Audio 3:30 PM MT----PR09 - (ALTAbudget)EDMONTON. x-06s. Alberta's 2018 budget plans to balance the books in five years. In order to do so, it will rely on revenue from the yet-to-be-completed Trans-Mountain pipeline expansion, which is facing...
Prairie Audio 3:50 PM MT
Prairie Audio 3:50 PM MT----PR13 - (Mba-Hydro-Board)WINNIPEG. x-07s. The former board chairman at Manitoba Hydro is fighting back, one day after he and most other board members resigned. Sanford Riley says he was unable to secure a meeting with Premier...
--Prairie Update-
---(Manitoba-Marijuana)Lawyers who have handled marijuana impaired-driving cases in Manitoba are raising concerns about a lack of "scientific clarity" about how drivers' intoxication levels will be measured.Proposed sanctions announced by the province...
--Prairie Update-
(ALTAbudget)Alberta Finance Minister Joe Ceci (SEE'-see) is increasing funding for education, health and community services in his budget tabled in the legislature today.The deficit is expected to be eight-point-eight-billion dollars this fiscal year...
Prep-Agriculture-Report
---(NS-Agri-Fund)The recently tabled Nova Scotia budget includes three-million dollars for a new fund to promote innovation in the agriculture, aquaculture and fisheries sectors.The Building Tomorrow Fund will help firms in those sectors develop and...
PREP-Lifewatch
---(Poverty-Breastfeeding)A new study suggests mothers who can't afford enough food are more likely to stop breastfeeding before other moms.University of Toronto researchers conclude that financially vulnerable women struggle significantly more to breastfeed,...
Privacy Czar Decries 'Gap' in Law for Political Parties Handling Personal Info
Privacy czar decries legal 'gap' for parties--OTTAWA - The fact that political parties are excluded from federal laws on handling personal information -- such as social media data -- amounts to "an important gap" that could jeopardize the integrity of...
Promoters Spat Looks over as Heavyweight Prospect Makhmudov Signs with InterBox
InterBox lands heavyweight prospect Makhmudov--MONTREAL - A tug-of-war over promotional rights to highly regarded heavyweight boxing prospect Arslanbek Makhmudov took another turn with the announcement Thursday that the Russian has signed with InterBox.The...
Publisher Rejects Request to Tell Story of Farmer Who Shot Colten Boushie
Publisher rejects request to tell Gerald Stanley story--A publisher has rejected a request from a law firm that represents the Saskatchewan farmer acquitted in the fatal shooting of a young Indigenous man who now wants to tell "his side" of what happened.Last...
Russian Embassy Says Trudeau Criticism of Putin Unproductive, Confrontational
Russian Embassy fires back at Trudeau--OTTAWA - The Russian Embassy is firing back at Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for criticizing President Vladimir Putin at a news conference this week.But a leading expert on Russia and the Arctic is dismissing the...
Sarah Chalke on Her 'Roseanne' Return and Not Sharing the Role of Becky Anymore
Canadian Sarah Chalke on her 'Roseanne' return--Sarah Chalke was just 16 years old when "Roseanne" changed her life.Born in Ottawa and raised in North Vancouver, B.C., Chalke starred in comedian Roseanne Barr's groundbreaking sitcom of the late-'80s...
--Second NewsWatch-
---(Trudeau-Putin)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says foreign-election interference is a reality, and Canada needs to be vigilant about protecting the integrity of its own electoral systems.In Toronto yesterday, when asked about the influence of Russian...
Senate Gives Approval in Principle to Bill to Legalize Recreational Marijuana
Senate approves cannabis bill in principle--OTTAWA - The Senate gave approval in principle Thursday evening to the federal government's bill to legalize recreational marijuana, after a tense few days of manoeuvring by Conservative senators hoping to...
--Seventeenth NewsWatch-
---(Cannabis-Senate) (Audio: P12)The crucial vote on the Trudeau government's cannabis legalization in the Senate has gone the Liberals' way. If senators had voted against the bill, it could have upset the government's plan for legalizing pot this summer.Instead...
--Seventh NewsWatch-
---(Facebook-Data-Breach) (Audio: 43)A crisis-management professor at Columbia University doubts that most people watching Facebook C-E-O Mark Zuckerberg on C-N-N realized he was apologizing for a privacy debacle.Helio Fred Garcia says Zuckerberg didn't...
--Sixth NewsWatch-
---(Facebook-Data-Breach)New York University marketing professor Scott Galloway says Facebook's handling of the current data scandal will go down as a textbook case study of how not to handle a crisis.He adds the only thing he's comfortable predicting...
Some Highlights from the Alberta Budget Tabled in the Legislature Thursday
Some highlights from the Alberta budget--EDMONTON - Alberta's NDP government tabled its 2018-19 budget Thursday. Here are some of the highlights:-- Total revenue of $47.9 billion against spending of $56.2 billion. Deficit of $8.8 billion after a $500-million...
Son of Late Professor Fights for Mother's Release from Iran
Son urges Iranian government to release mother--VANCOUVER - Almost two months since an Iranian-Canadian professor died in a Tehran prison, his sons still haven't had a moment to grieve.Mehran Seyed-Emami says it's too important to get his mother Maryam...
--Sportsbreak--
---Auston Matthews says he's ready to return to the Toronto Maple Leafs' lineup when they visit the Nashville Predators tonight. The 20-year-old centre has missed 10 games with a shoulder injury. In other action, Edmonton faces Ottawa while Chicago hosts...
SportsCall Audio 2:50 AM ET
SportsCall Audio 2:50 AM ET--NAT009 - (SPORTS-HKN: Blues 2, Bruins 1) ST. LOUIS. x-15s. Jaden Schwartz scored his second goal of the game 30 seconds into overtime to give the St. Louis Blues a 2-1 victory over the Boston Bruins. Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy...
Spy Agency Chief Says New Powers Would Help Stop Cyberattacks before They Happen
Offensive powers would help stop attacks: CSE--OTTAWA - The head of Canada's cyberspy agency says new powers proposed by the Trudeau government would let her institution stop cyberattacks before they are launched -- instead of having to sit back and...
Success of Juno Nominee Jessie Reyez Puts Spotlight on Toronto's Remix Project
Rise of Jessie Reyez elevates Remix Project--TORONTO - Tucked away on a neighbourhood street in downtown Toronto, a meeting of eager creative minds could be hatching the next music superstar.It's welcome night for the 14th edition of the Remix Project,...
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