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Articles from April 17, 2018

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Abdelrazik's Lawyer Accuses Feds of Ducking 'Political Blowback' in Torture Case
Abdelrazik torture case hearing set--OTTAWA - A Montreal man's lawsuit over his detention and alleged torture in Sudan is heading to a Federal Court hearing in September following the abrupt cancellation of settlement talks.The federal government recently...
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Alberta Move to Cut Energy Shipments Expected to Hit More Than B.C. Fuel Prices
Pipeline trade war damage predictions grow--CALGARY - Economic damage will extend far beyond the fuel budgets of British Columbia residents if Alberta successfully enacts a bill allowing it to restrict oil and gas exports, observers say.The Bill 12 legislation...
Asian Development Bank Will Help Lure Infrastructure Cash to Canada: President
Asian bank will lure cash to Canada: boss--OTTAWA - The head of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank says Canada's new membership in his multinational organization will create opportunities for Canadian companies abroad and even offer indirect support...
--Atlantic Update-
---(Mall-Murder-Plot)New details have emerged about a plot by two young people to massacre shoppers at a Halifax mall in 2015.During a sentencing hearing yesterday for 26-year-old Lindsay Souvannarath (soo-VAN-ah-rath), court heard that she and her co-conspirator...
--Atlantic Update-
(NS-Website-Down)The arrest of a 19-year-old Halifax man for an alleged breach of Nova Scotia's online freedom-of-information portal is being questioned by some internet law experts.The C-B-C has quoted the young man as saying he had no malicious intent...
A Tory Government Would Order an outside Audit of Government Books If Elected
Tories would audit govt books if elected--BROCKVILLE, Ont. - Ontario's Progressive Conservatives said Tuesday they'll order an outside audit of the government's spending if elected to office in June.Tory Leader Doug Ford said he doesn't trust the governing...
Attempted Murder Charges Laid in 'Targeted' Southern Alberta Shooting
Charges laid in 'targeted' shooting--LETHBRIDGE, Alta. - Charges that include four counts of attempted murder have been laid in what police are calling a targeted shooting at a home in southern Alberta.Four people in a Lethbridge house escaped injury...
B.C. Homes on Flood Evacuation Alert as Dam Weakens, Water Levels Rise
B.C. homes on flood evacuation alert--OLIVER, B.C. - Flooding across the British Columbia Interior has washed out roads and put homes on evacuation alert.The Ministry of Transportation says Highway 33 from the Mission Creek Bridge to Kelowna is closed...
B.C. Judge Stays Charges against 2 Mounties Due to Delays Getting Cases to Trial
Court delays lead to stay of charges against cops--NANAIMO, B.C. - A British Columbia judge has stayed assault charges against two Mounties accused of pepper spraying a man in custody while proceedings against a third officer are set to go ahead in the...
B.C.'S Attorney General Calls Alberta Fuel-Restriction Bill a 'Bluff'
B.C.'s AG calls Alberta fuel bill a 'bluff'--VICTORIA - British Columbia's attorney general says Alberta's proposed fuel restriction law is a politically motivated "bluff" that will result in an immediate lawsuit from his province and likely lawsuits...
--B-C Update-
------(BC-Trans-Mountain-Quebec)Quebec's Opposition Parti Quebecois is offering to help B-C in the escalating dispute over the 7.4-billion dollar Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.The P-Q says it will send Premier John Horgan's minority N-D-P government...
Bishops Try to Clarify Pope's Refusal to Apologize for Residential Schools
Bishops: let us deal with residential schools--OTTAWA - The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops says it's incorrect to suggest that Pope Francis is refusing to apologize to survivors of Canada's notoriously abusive residential schools.The conference...
Bitcoin's Wild Ride and What's Ahead for the Cryptocurrency
Bitcoin's wild ride and what's ahead for the cryptocurrency--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...
Budget Watchdog Says a National Basic Income Would Cost $76 Billion
Federal basic income would cost $76B: report--OTTAWA - Federal coffers would have to dole out more than $76 billion a year to provide every low-income household with a guaranteed minimum income if the government ever embarked on such a radical overhaul...
Calgary Flames in Market for New Head Coach after Firing Glen Gulutzan
Calgary Flames fire head coach Gulutzan--CALGARY - Glen Gulutzan bore the brunt of the Calgary Flames' shortcomings this season with his dismissal Tuesday.With a year remaining on his contract as head coach, Gulutzan was sacked along with assistant Dave...
Canada's Next Budget Update Should Include Carbon
Canada's next budget update should include carbon--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...
Canadian Doc 'The Reckoning,' about Weinstein and Other Cases, Set for Hot Docs
Canadian doc on Weinstein set for Hot Docs--TORONTO - Just six months after the Harvey Weinstein scandal broke and triggered a flood of sexual misconduct allegations as well as the #MeToo and Time's Up movements, a Canadian documentary examining the...
Canadian Minister Calls for G7 'Naming and Shaming' on Ocean Overfishing
LeBlanc calls for G7 'shaming' on overfishing--OTTAWA - Canada's fisheries minister wants the G7 to use military and other surveillance technology to name and shame countries that are conducting massive illegal overfishing operations.Dominic LeBlanc...
Canadian Singer Jann Arden Quoted in New James Comey Book
Jann Arden quoted in James Comey book--TORONTO - Canadian singer Jann Arden has always had a realistic outlook on death.Growing up in Springbank, Alta., she saw farm animals die and had frank discussions about such matters with her parents, who didn't...
CBC Cancels Daytime Lifestyle Series 'The Goods' after Two Seasons
CBC cancels lifestyle series 'The Goods'--TORONTO - Here are the goods on "The Goods:" it's not coming back next fall.CBC confirmed Tuesday that their daytime lifestyle series has been cancelled after two seasons.Steven Sabados, Jessi Cruickshank, Andrea...
Celebrity Birthdays for April 17
Celebrity birthdays for April 17--Celebrity Birthdays for April 17:Chris Barber, British trombonist and bandleader, is 88.Actor David Bradley ("Game of Thrones") is 76.Singer and actress Michele Richard is 72.Musician Jan Hammer is 70.Actress Olivia...
Charlize Theron's Celebrity Palate Gives Hamilton Hot Sauce Company a Boost
Theron gives Hamilton hot sauce a boost--TORONTO - Hollywood actress Charlize Theron's tasty endorsement is giving a Hamilton hot sauce some extra zing in their sales.After the "Mad Max: Fury Road" star chomped into a chicken wing covered in Dawson's...
Colorado Communities Launch Lawsuit Claiming Suncor Climate Change Damages
Colorado communities launch Suncor lawsuit--CALGARY - Three Colorado communities have filed a lawsuit demanding that Calgary-based Suncor Energy Inc. and U.S. giant Exxon Mobil Corp. "pay their fair share" of costs associated with climate change.In a...
Delivery Delays Hit Tim Hortons Franchisees as Company Announces New HQ
Delivery delays hit Tim Hortons franchisees--TORONTO - Some Ontario Tim Hortons franchisees are experiencing a delay in receiving deliveries from the company's Guelph warehouse, the latest irritant between franchisees and the coffee shop's parent company...
DeRozan Scores 37 Points as the Raptors Take a 2-0 Series Lead over Washington
Raptors take 2-0 series lead over Wizards--TORONTO - DeMar DeRozan had one of the finest post-season performances of his career to give the Toronto Raptors an historic 2-0 lead in their opening-round playoff series with Washington.But it took some prompting...
Despite Trudeau's Progressive Rhetoric, Canada Not Immune to Populism: Experts
Canada not immune to populism, experts warn--OTTAWA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau might see his country as a beacon of hope in a roiling sea of polarization and angry nationalist sentiment, but Canada is far from immune, experts warn.Just as he did...
Edmonton Oiler Connor McDavid, Ryan O'Reilly of Buffalo Visit Injured Broncos
NHL stars visit injured Humboldt Broncos in hospital--SASKATOON - A pair of NHL stars visited the nine members of the Humboldt Broncos still recovering in hospital from the April 6 bus crash to help raise their spirits.Edmonton Oiler Connor McDavid and...
--Eighteenth NewsWatch-
---(OBIT-Barbara-Bush) (Audio:152)Former U-S first lady Barbara Bush has died -- according to a family spokesman.The snowy-haired Mrs. Bush was one of only two first ladies who was also the mother of a president.She married George H.W. Bush in 1945,...
--Eighth NewsWatch-
---(Trudeau-Trip)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau received many warm rounds of applause as he became the first Canadian prime minister to address the French National Assembly.Trudeau used his speech to praise Canada and France as champions of inclusion,...
--Eleventh NewsWatch-
---(US-Bill Cosby) (NOTE CONTENTS)Jurors at Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial are hearing the comedian admit fondling a Canadian woman's breasts and genitals after giving her pills at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004.Authorities are reading a...
Entertainment News as of 3 P.M., Tuesday April 17
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--Fifteenth NewsWatch-
---(US-Southwest-Airlines-Emergency-Landing) (Audio: 120)Investigators with the U-S National Transportation Safety Board are trying to figure out what caused an engine on a Southwest Airlines plane to blow in mid-flight, sending deadly shrapnel into...
--Fifth Newswatch-
---(HKO-Sask-Bus-Crash-Memorial)A public memorial will be held today in Edmonton for four players with Saskatchewan's Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team who died in a highway crash this month.Eighteen-year-olds Parker Tobin and Logan Hunter, 20-year-old...
--First NewsWatch-
---(Trans-Mountain-Debate)Tensions continue to rise surrounding the stalled Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.Kinder Morgan's 7.4-billion-dollar project, which aims to triple the bitumen flowing from Alberta to B-C's coast for export, was the subject...
Former Saskatchewan Cabinet Minister Fined for Environmental Violations
Ex-cabinet minister fined for environmental violations--KINDERSLEY, Sask. - A former Saskatchewan cabinet minister has been fined $35,000 for environmental violations involving Crown farmland and the shoreline of a river.Bill Boyd pleaded guilty in Kindersley...
Four Humboldt Broncos Killed in Bus Crash Mourned at Edmonton Service
Memorial for 4 Broncos players held in Edmonton--EDMONTON - They played hockey together, they lived their lives together and they died together.On Tuesday, they were also remembered together at a memorial service in Edmonton.Jaxon Joseph of Edmonton,...
--Fourteenth NewsWatch-
---<(Southwest Plane) (Audio: 121)One passenger says "we just prayed and prayed and prayed."That's after a Southwest Airlines jet apparently blew an engine at 30 thousand feet, with debris smashing a window and damaging the fuselage, killing a passenger.Seven...
--Fourth Newswatch-
---(HKO-Sask-Bus-Crash-Memorial)Four members of the Humboldt Broncos from the Edmonton area will be honoured in a public memorial today at Rogers Place -- home ice for the Edmonton Oilers.Jaxon Joseph, Parker Tobin, Logan Hunter and Stephen Wack were...
Halifax Police Look into Chain's Contest Promising 'Free Weed for a Year'
Police look into 'free weed for a year' contest--Halifax police say they're looking into a contest by a chain of East Coast smoke shops that promises four winners "free weed for a year."Mary Janes, which has a store in St. John's, N.L., and three stores...
Health-Lifestyles News as of 3 P.M., Tuesday Apri 17
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IATA Advocates Global Approach to Data Security and Commercial Drones
Aviation conference discusses data and safety--MONTREAL - The association representing the world's airlines says developing a global approach to data security and the development of commercial drones will help to safely accommodate an extra 3.8 billion...
IMF: Canadian Economy Will Still Grow in 2018, Just a Little Less
IMF: Canada to have lesser growth in 2018--WASHINGTON - The International Monetary Fund projects moderate economic growth for Canada this year and next, albeit at a rate lower than last year's and significantly slower than in the United States.In a document...
In the News Today, April 17
In the news today, April 17--Seven stories in the news for Tuesday, April 17------PM TRUDEAU TO ADDRESS FRENCH NATIONAL ASSEMBLYPrime Minister Justin Trudeau will conclude his visit to France today before flying to London to meet with British PM Theresa...
Kristin Johnston Died within Five Minutes, Medical Examiner Tells Butcher Trial
Johnston died within 5 minutes:medical examiner--HALIFAX - A Montreal-born yoga instructor who was found dead in her Halifax home had "defensive injuries" on her hands and fingers, a medical examiner testified Tuesday at Nicholas Butcher's second-degree...
Leafs Down Bruins 4-2 in Game 3 to Cut Boston's Series Lead to 2-1
Auston Matthews leads Leafs over Bruins--TORONTO - Embarrassed and desperate after getting steamrolled by the Boston Bruins through six ugly playoff periods, the Toronto Maple Leafs had a point to prove Monday.His name sitting comfortably at the top...
Liberal Member Withdraws from Caucus amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations
Quebec Liberal withdraws from caucus amid probe--QUEBEC - A Liberal member of the Quebec legislature was forced out of caucus Tuesday as word emerged he was being investigated for alleged sexual misconduct and harassment.According to a Cogeco Nouvelles...
Libraries Fight Digital Divide by Loaning Internet Access Via Wi-Fi Hotspots
Libraries fight digital divide by loaning internet access--TORONTO - Two years after running a pilot project to assess whether there was a demand for letting library users "borrow" internet access, the Toronto Public Library has decided the answer is...
Maile Drives in Winning Run as Blue Jays Sweep Double Header with Royals
Maile drives in winning run for Blue Jays--TORONTO - Luke Maile's offensive game has benefited from added playing time this season and it showed as the Blue Jays catcher drove in the game-winning run in Toronto's 5-4 win over the Kansas City Royals,...
Maple Leafs Forward Tomas Plekanec Shows Up in Game 3 Win against Boston
Plekanec comes through in bigger role for Leafs--TORONTO - Forward Tomas Plekanec was waiting for a chance to show Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock he was more than just a depth guy. He picked the right moment to prove himself. Looking to avoid an...
Melting Arctic Sea Ice May Be Behind Endless Winter: Scientists
Arctic may be behind endless winter: scientists--Scientists are suspecting that not enough winter in the Arctic has led to too much of it across the rest of Canada.From Toronto, where ice storms cancelled baseball games, to Calgary where residents this...
Most Actively Traded Companies on the TSX
Most actively traded companies on the TSX--Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,353.30, up 52.92 points)Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Healthcare. Down 49 cents, or 5.49 per cent,...
National Audio 10:05 AM ET
National Audio 10:05 AM ET--NAT073 - (US-Trump-Comey Book) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) NEW YORK. x-32s. (Aaron Katersky) Former F-B-I director James Comey says it's "not normal" for a president to call for him or anyone else to be jailed. (WA) (SOURCE: ABC)--NAT074...
National Audio 10:55 AM ET
National Audio 10:55 AM ET--NAT081 - (Ont-Construction-Wage) TORONTO. x-12s. The premier of Ontario says her government is going to update legislation that protects the wages of government contract workers. Kathleen Wynne says after years of lobbying...
National Audio 12:25 PM ET
National Audio 12:25 PM ET--NAT092 - (US-Raccoon-High-on-Drugs) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-32s. (Ryan Burrow) A woman in Illinois called emergency services for help because she thought her pet raccoon was stoned. (WA) (SOURCE: ABC)--NAT093 - (ENT-MUSIC-Jann-Arden-Comey-Book)...
National Audio 12:45 PM ET
National Audio 12:45 PM ET--NAT097 - (Britain-Spy) LONDON. x-23s. A massive clean-up operation is starting after the March poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter in the English city of Salisbury. British officials say the nerve agent used...
National Audio 2:45 AM ET
National Audio 2:45 AM ET--NAT001 - (Trans-Mountain) OTTAWA. x-20s. The House of Commons held an emergency debate last night on the Trans Mountain pipeline-expansion issue that has pitted the governments of British Columbia and Alberta against each other....
National Audio 3:05 PM ET
National Audio 3:05 PM ET--NAT108 - (US-Southwest-Airlines-Emergency-Landing) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-08s. A Southwest Airlines jet made an emergency landing at Philadelphia's airport today with part of the covering from its left engine ripped...
National Audio 4:05 PM ET
National Audio 4:05 PM ET--NAT120 - (US-Southwest-Airlines-Emergency-Landing) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-06s. Investigators with the U-S National Transportation Safety Board are on their way to Philadelphia, where a Southwest Airlines plane was...
National Audio 4:25 AM ET
National Audio 4:25 AM ET--NAT025 - (Syria) UNDATED. x-35s. (Mike Gracia) Residents of Douma, Syria are recounting a suspected chemical attack earlier this month. A-P correspondent Mike Gracia reports. (SOURCE:The Associated Press) --NAT026 - (US-Trump-Russia-Probe)...
National Audio 4:35 PM ET
National Audio 4:35 PM ET--NAT125 - (US-Southwest-Airlines-Emergency-Landing) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-32s. (Alex Stone) One passenger was killed and seven others were injured when a Southwest Airlines jet apparently blew an engine at about 30-thousand...
National Audio 5:05 AM ET
National Audio 5:05 AM ET--NAT040 - (ENT-TV-Late-Show) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) NEW YORK. x-21s. During his monologue Monday night on "The Late Show," host Stephen Colbert joked about the content on the audio tapes seized by the F-B-I last week in the raid...
National Audio 5:25 PM ET
National Audio 5:25 PM ET--NAT132 - (Fake-Fashion) VANCOUVER. x-11s. With wedding and prom seasons around the corner, the Better Business Bureau is warning shoppers to watch out for counterfeit brand name apparrel. Jigme Love -- co-owner of the Vancouver...
National Audio 6:15 PM ET
National Audio 6:15 PM ET--NAT141 - (HKO-Sask-Bus-Crash-Memorial) EDMONTON. x-17s. A memorial service for four players with the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team who was held today in Edmonton. Jaxon Joseph of Edmonton, Parker Tobin of Stony Plain,...
National Audio 6:45 AM ET
National Audio 6:45 AM ET--NAT056 - (G7-Syria) UNDATED. x-22s. The Group of Seven leading industrialized nations fully support Saturday's air stikes on Syrian facilities. Correspondent Charles de Ledesma reports. ("..of chemical weapons.") (SOURCE:The...
National Audio 7:45 PM ET
National Audio 7:45 PM ET--NAT147 - (US-Southwest-Airlines-Emergency-Landing) DALLAS. x-16s. Investigators with the U-S National Transportation Safety Board have gone to Philadelphia, where a Southwest Airlines plane was diverted today after a fatal...
National Audio 8:25 PM ET
National Audio 8:25 PM ET--NAT152 - (OBIT-Barbara-Bush) WELLESLEY, Mass. x-15s. A family spokesman says former U-S first lady Barbara Bush has died at the age of 92. The snowy-haired Mrs Bush was one of only two first ladies who was also the mother of...
NDP Urges Liberals to Take Quicker Action on Pay Equity
NDP calls for quicker action on pay equity--OTTAWA - The New Democrats say that if the Liberals were serious about ensuring men and women get equal pay for work of equal value, they would be moving faster on introducing legislation -- and attaching a...
'Neglected and Degraded:' Alberta Defence Lawyers Demanding Boost to Legal Aid
Alberta defence lawyers demand Legal Aid boost--CALGARY - Members of a Calgary defence lawyers group are halting work they do for free to pressure the Alberta government to boost Legal Aid funding.The Criminal Defence Lawyers Association wants a 65 per...
--Nineteenth NewsWatch-
---(US-Obit-Barbara-Bush) (Audio:160)Remembrances are flooding in following the death of former U-S first lady, Barbara Bush.The 92-year-old is being remembered for her refreshing candour and endless grace.White House officials issued a statement saying...
--Ninth NewsWatch-
---(Cda-Facebook-Breach)Federal privacy watchdog Daniel Therrien says with the recent Facebook scandal, there has never been a better time for action on strengthening the country's privacy laws.He wants the government to address significant gaps in the...
Nova Scotia Legislature Hosts Young Hockey Player in Show of Support after Slur
Young goalie receives support after slur--HALIFAX - The Nova Scotia legislature played host Tuesday to a 12-year-old hockey goalie who was recently the target of a racial slur on the ice.Tony Ince, the minister of African Nova Scotian Affairs, said it...
Nova Scotia Recruitment Incentive Programs Changed to Include Urban Doctors
N.S. extends incentives to urban doctors--HALIFAX - The Nova Scotia government announced changes to its doctor recruitment incentive programs Tuesday as it faced criticism over the province's failure to attend a recent recruitment event in Newfoundland...
--Ontario Update-
---(Ont-Construction-Wage)The Liberal government is calling on the Opposition Tories and N-D-P to help ensure fair wage legislation for those working on government projects is passed before the June 7th election.The new legislation would establish minimum...
--Ontario Update-
---(WEA-Ont-Ice-Storm)Crews are continuing work to reconnect thousands of people with electricity after an ice storm swept through Ontario, causing power outages, cancelled flights and treacherous road conditions.Some universities and colleges cancelled...
Ont Liberals Introduce Fair Pay Bill for Construction Workers under Govt Contracts
Ontario Liberals introduce new fair pay bill--TORONTO - Construction workers, building security guards and cleaners under government contracts would receive a "fair" wage under legislation Ontario's governing Liberals introduced Tuesday and hope to pass...
OSC Warns That BitConnect and Its BCC Exchange Aren't Registered in the Province
OSC issues warning about BitConnect--TORONTO - The Ontario Securities Commission is asking for people to contact the provincial regulator if they've been approached by representatives of BitConnect or its affiliates, which includes an online exchange...
Parliament Audio 12:05 PM ET
Parliament Audio 12:05 PM ET--P05 - (Cda-Facebook-Breach) OTTAWA. x-16s. The federal privacy watchdog is calling on the government to address significant gaps in the law that leave political parties to police themselves when it comes to how they collect...
Photo Advisory Addition
Photo advisory addition--The Canadian Press photo advisory addition for Tuesday, April 17, 2018. Entries with an estimated photo transmission time (EST) are staffed by The Canadian Press or Associated Press photojournalists.ADDITIONS: OTTAWA--Privacy...
Police 'Overreach' Feared in Arrest of Teen Accused in Breach of Website:experts
Police 'overreached' in arrest of N.S. youth--HALIFAX - Internet law experts are questioning the arrest of a 19-year-old Halifax man for an alleged breach of a provincial website after the youth came forward to say he believed he was simply downloading...
Political Parties Police Themselves on Using Voters' Personal Data: Watchdog
Parties' privacy policies voluntary: watchdog--OTTAWA - The federal privacy watchdog is calling on the government to address what he calls significant gaps in the law that allow political parties themselves to police how they gather and use voter data.Political...
Prairie Audio 4:00 PM MT
Prairie Audio 4:00 PM MT----PR09 (HKO-Sask-Bus-Crash-Memorial)EDMONTON. x-15s. A memorial service for four players with the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team who called the Edmonton area home was held today. Jaxon Joseph of Edmonton, Parker Tobin of...
--Prairie Update-
(HKO-Sask-Bus-Crash-Memorial)Four Humboldt Broncos from the Edmonton area will be honoured in a memorial today at Rogers Place -- home ice for the Edmonton Oilers.Jaxon Joseph, Parker Tobin, Logan Hunter and Stephen Wack were among 16 people who died...
--Prairie Update-
---(Trans-Mountain-Saskatchewan) (Alta Note)Alberta's energy minister is welcoming Saskatchewan's plan to join the Trans Mountain pipeline fight by introducing its own legislation on oil exports.Marg McCuaig-Boyd says she's heartened to see that Saskatchewan...
Prep-Agriculture-Report
---(Rabbit-Disease-Vaccine)The first batch of vaccine to protect domestic and feral rabbits from a disease that has devastated some communities in British Columbia is now available for owners and veterinarians.The B-C Ministry of Agriculture says the...
Prep-LifeWatch
---(Overdoses-Organ Donation)Should the organs of people who die of a drug overdose be donated? The answer is yes.Researchers at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore looked at the registry of transplant recipients and listed organs in three...
Rob Lowe Reveals He's Obsessed with the Halifax Explosion on Jimmy Kimmel Live
Rob Lowe reveals Halifax Explosion obsession--HALIFAX - Actor Rob Lowe has declared himself "obsessed" with the Halifax Explosion, telling late-night host Jimmy Kimmel he successfully had his character in a new movie named for the deadly blast.Lowe appeared...
Saskatchewan Premier Says His Province Will Also Table Oil Ban Bill
Saskatchewan oil ban bill coming: premier--EDMONTON - Premier Scott Moe says Saskatchewan will join Alberta in a fight with B.C. over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion by introducing its own legislation on oil exports.Moe says his government will...
Scores and Schedule
Scores and Schedule--Monday's GamesNHL PlayoffsFirst RoundToronto 4 Boston 2(Boston leads series 2-1)New Jersey 5 Tampa Bay 2(Tampa Bay leads series 2-1)Colorado 5 Nashville 3(Nashville leads series 2-1)San Jose 8 Anaheim 1(San Jose leads series 3-0)---NBA...
'SCTV' Reunion Tickets Will Go on Sale Monday, Moranis Expected to Join Panel
'SCTV' reunion tickets will go on sale Monday--TORONTO - Fans of sketch comedy series "SCTV" will have an opportunity next week to grab seats at the upcoming Toronto reunion.Organizers at Second City say tickets for the event held at the city's Elgin...
--Second NewsWatch-
---(Trudeau-Trip)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will address the French National Assembly this morning in a first for a Canadian P-M.The speech expected to touch on the rise of nationalism, populism and xenophobia will come a day after Canada and France...
--Seventeenth NewsWatch-
---(US-Southwest-Airlines-Emergency-Landing) (Audio: 139)A crew member on a plane that made an emergency landing in Philadelphia reported to air traffic controllers that a piece of the plane was missing and "someone went out."Photos posted by passengers...
--Seventh NewsWatch-
---(Trans-Mountain-Notley)It's not clear exactly how much gas prices would soar in B-C if the Alberta government restricts the flow of oil, gasoline and natural gas leaving the province.Once passed, proposed legislation would give Alberta Energy Minister...
--Sixteenth NewsWatch-
---(US-Southwest-Airlines-Emergency-Landing) (Audio: 120)Investigators with the U-S National Transportation Safety Board have gone to Philadelphia, where a Southwest Airlines plane was diverted today after a fatal mid-air incident.The flight was on its...
--Sixth NewsWatch-
---(BC-Trans-Mountain)B-C Attorney General David Eby says the province could sue Alberta if it follows through with proposed legislation to restrict exports of oil, gasoline and natural gas to its neighbour.Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says the legislation...
Sobey Art Award Reveals Long List for $100,000 Prize
Sobey Art Award reveals long list for $100,000 prize--A long list of 25 contenders for the Sobey Art Award for contemporary art has been revealed.The $100,000 prize is awarded to a visual artist aged 40 or younger who has exhibited work within the last...
--Sportsbreak--
---The Winnipeg Jets can take control of their opening-round playoff series with the Minnesota Wild. The two teams square off at St. Paul, Minnesota, with Winnipeg holding a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. In other action, Vegas looks for a sweep...
SportsCall Audio 11:20 AM ET
SportsCall Audio 11:20 AM ET--NAT089 - (SPORTS-BKN-Raptors-Wizards-Preview) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) TORONTO. x-12s. The Toronto Raptors try for their first-ever two-games-to-none playoff lead when they host the Washington Wizards tonight. The Raptors won...
SportsCall Audio 3:00 AM ET
SportsCall Audio 3:00 AM ET--NAT020 - (SPORTS-HKN-Bruins-Maple-Leafs) TORONTO. x-09s. Auston Matthews scored the go-ahead goal in the second period, Patrick Marleau had two goals, and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Boston Bruins 4-2 in Game 3 of their...
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