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Articles from April 23, 2018

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Advisory-Prairie-Calendar
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A List of Attacks Involving Vans Running into People over Past Years
A list of attacks involving vans hitting people--Nine people have died and 16 are injured after a van mounted a sidewalk in north Toronto on Monday. Federal Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale called it a "horrific attack" that has appalled Canadians....
Anti-Straw Movement Should Consider People with Disabilities, Advocates Say
People with disabilities say straws not frivolous--TORONTO - Some Canadians who rely on plastic straws are calling on the surging anti-straw movement to consider the impact it could have on people with disabilities.The outcry comes as global momentum...
Atlantic Audio 6:35 AM AT
Atlantic Audio 6:35 AM AT--AT02 - (Whale-Study)HALIFAX. x-18s. Debate is expected to begin today in the House of Commons on a private member's motion calling for a study on the state of Canada's endangered whales -- including right, beluga and killer...
--Atlantic Update-
---(McKenna-Plastics-Consultation)Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna says she wants to see Canada move toward zero plastic waste by tackling single-use plastics like grocery bags and disposable drink bottles.McKenna announced Sunday...
--Atlantic Update-
---(Yoga-Instructor-Killing)The defence has closed its case at the murder trial of a Halifax man accused of killing a Montreal-born yoga instructor, with closing submissions set for Thursday.Thirty-six-year-old Nicholas Butcher has pleaded not guilty...
BC Audio 4:05 PM ET
BC Audio 4:05 PM ET--BC03 - (Empty-Homes-Tax)VANCOUVER. x-22s. The city of Vancouver will be collecting 30 million dollars in the first year of its empty homes tax that affects 85-hundred vacant properties. Homeowners are subject to a one per cent tax...
--B-C Update-
------(BC-ICBC-Crisis)The province has tabled legislation to limit public auto insurance claims in an attempt to improve the finances of the Insurance Corporation of B-C.Attorney General David Eby has promised changes to the agency, which faces a forecasted...
Best-Selling Author Afua Cooper Appointed Halifax's New Poet Laureate
Halifax appoints new poet laureate--Halifax's new poet laureate says everybody has a tale to tell, and for the next two years the accomplished scholar, author and social justice advocate says she'll work to uncover residents' untold stories."There are...
Bill Peters Hungry for NHL Playoff Success as Head Coach of Calgary Flames
Peters picks up coaching reins in Calgary--CALGARY - The sooner Bill Peters can tick the box of coaching an NHL playoff team, the better for him and the Calgary Flames.The 53-year-old from Three Hills, Alta., was introduced Monday as the Calgary's new...
Broncos Families Surprised Obituaries Are on Website Selling Services
Broncos obituaries upset some families--Some families of Humboldt Broncos bus crash victims are surprised to learn that error-riddled obituaries of their loved ones have been posted on a website that's selling flowers, as well as online memorial candles,...
Canada Mishandling Nuclear Waste Plans Warn First Nations, Environmental Groups
Activists, First Nations decry waste plan--OTTAWA - First Nations leaders say they have not been properly consulted about the prospect of a nuclear waste disposal site being established northwest of Ottawa near a prominent nuclear research centre.Glen...
Canada to Oppose Alaska Oil Drilling on Caribou Habitat: Minister
Canada to oppose Alaska oil drilling: minister--Three levels of Canadian government say they will oppose the latest attempt to open the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling."Canada supports the continued conservation of the Porcupine caribou...
Canadian Singer Billy Raffoul on Recording with Electronic Dance Producer Avicii
Singer Billy Raffoul remembers Avicii--TORONTO - Canadian singer Billy Raffoul spent a considerable amount of time thinking about the moment he'd sit down with Avicii in a Nashville studio.Knowing the Swedish DJ's reputation for writing infectious songs,...
Celebrity Birthdays for April 23
Celebrity birthdays for April 23--Celebrity Birthdays for April 23:Actor Alan Oppenheimer is 88.Bluegrass musician Roland White, formerly of the Kentucky Colonels, is 80.Actor David Birney is 79.Actor Lee Majors ("Six Million Dollar Man") is 79.Hockey...
Crown, Defence Lawyers Ironing out Peace Bond Details for Montreal Couple
Lawyers discussing peace bond for Montreal couple--MONTREAL - A Montreal couple acquitted on most of the terrorism-related charges against them are ready to sign off on a peace bond requested by the Crown.Sabrine Djermane and El Mahdi Jamali appeared...
Defence Lawyers Complain about Getting Swamped with Paper as Baazov Trial Starts
Former Amaya CEO insider trading trial begins--MONTREAL - An insider trading trial against former Amaya CEO David Baazov and his co-accused got underway Monday with defence lawyers reiterating a complaint about their inability to review millions of documents...
Doctors Must Get Better at Diagnosing Patients with Darker Skin: Dermatologists
Dermatologists raise concern for patients with dark skin--TORONTO - About a month ago, a frustrated Emma Schmidt turned to Google for help. The 28-year-old Regina teacher was tired of the acne-related dark spots on her face. A few keystrokes later, she...
Doug Ford Blames Predecessor's 'Mess' for Having to Appoint 11 Candidates
Ford blames predecessor's 'mess' for Tory appointments--TORONTO - Doug Ford is blaming the "mess" he inherited from his predecessor for his controversial decision to appoint about a dozen Tory candidates in ridings across Ontario, while critics pounced...
'Drug Sanctuaries' Offer Hope for a Post-Antibiotic World
'Drug sanctuaries' offer hope for a post-antibiotic world--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...
Editorial Exchange: No Shortcut to Free Trade
Editorial Exchange: No shortcut to free trade--An editorial from the Halifax Chronicle Herald, published April 23:The Supreme Court of Canada has been roundly criticized since unanimously ruling last week that a New Brunswick man didn't have the right...
Editorial Exchange: People Go to Tim Hortons, Starbucks for More Than Coffee
Editorial Exchange: People go to Tim Hortons, Starbucks for more than coffee--An editorial from the Waterloo Region Record, published April 23:Coffee is more than just a hot, dark, delicious drink. It's a way of life.Its pleasantly biting taste, soothing...
Editorial Exchange: The Trudeau Government Shouldn't Leave It to Courts to Change Bad Laws
Editorial Exchange: The Trudeau government shouldn't leave it to courts to change bad laws--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published April 22:When the Trudeau government was elected in the fall of 2015, doing away with the most egregious measures...
--Eighteenth NewsWatch-
---(Pedestrians-Struck) (Audio: 104)A beautiful spring day has turned to horror in Toronto.Ten people are dead and 15 others injured after a van mounted a sidewalk and plowed into pedestrians along a four-kilometre stretch of one of the city's busiest...
--Eighth NewsWatch-
---(Britain-Royal-Baby) (Audio: 68)The words "It's a boy" are flashing across London from the B-T Tower following the birth of a son for Prince William and his wife Kate.Kensington Palace says William was in the delivery room when Kate gave birth at...
--Eleventh NewsWatch-
---(Britain-Royal-Baby) (Audio: 98)The world has gotten its first look at Prince William and wife Kate's new baby boy.The Duchess of Cambridge looked radiant as the family left St. Mary's hospital, despite giving birth just hours before.The baby was...
Entertainment News as of 3 P.M., April 23
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Ex-Ontario Tory Leader Patrick Brown Files $8M Defamation Lawsuit against CTV
Brown files defamation lawsuit against CTV--TORONTO - Former Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown has filed a defamation lawsuit against CTV News over its reporting of what he alleges are false accusations of sexual misconduct.Brown,...
Federal Environment Minister Defends BP Canada's Plans to Drill in N.S
Environment minister defends BP well in N.S.--HALIFAX - Federal Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna is defending BP Canada's plans to drill a deep-water exploration well roughly 330 kilometres off the coast of Halifax.This comes...
Feds to Post Deficits $8B Bigger Than Expected over Next Two Years: PBO Report
Deficits $8B deeper over next two years: PBO--OTTAWA - The Trudeau government is on track to run deficits nearly $8 billion deeper than expected over the next two years, the federal budget watchdog said Monday in a new report.The parliamentary budget...
--Fifteenth NewsWatch-
---(Pedestrians-Struck) (Audio: 125)Nine people are dead and 16 injured after a van mowed down pedestrians in north Toronto early this afternoon.The driver has been arrested and police are asking for help from the public in what they say will be a long...
--Fifth Newswatch-
---(Britain-Royal-Baby)The "great Kate wait" is under way in central London, where the Duchess of Cambridge has checked in to the private Lindo wing of St Mary's Hospital this morning to have her baby.Kensington Palace reports the former Kate Middleton...
--First NewsWatch-
---(Liberals-Harassment)The federal Liberal party's weekend convention in Halifax drew to a close Sunday with controversy tainting what many said had been a good vibe overall.Eastern Ontario M-P Francis Drouin says an allegation was made against him...
Former Edmonton City Councillor Who Rubbed Shoulders with Castro Dead at 81
Long-serving city councillor, sports lover dies--EDMONTON - A man believed to be the longest-serving city councillor in Edmonton's history has died.Family members say Ron Hayter, who was 81, contracted pneumonia recently and died in his sleep on Saturday...
Former Pilot Asks to Be Reinstated after Quitting over Alleged Gender Dispute
Former pilot asks for Air Canada job back--OTTAWA - A former pilot is asking the Canadian Human Rights Commission to resurrect her "lifelong dream" to fly for a major airline -- an ambition she abandoned five years ago after she was allegedly discriminated...
--Fourteenth Newswatch-
---(Pedestrians-Struck) (Audio: 109)It's unclear exactly how many and how badly people are hurt after a white van struck multiple pedestrians in a densely populated area in north Toronto early this afternoon.Police say the driver of the van is in custody,...
--Fourth Newswatch-
---(Britain-Royal-Baby)The Duchess of Cambridge, the former Kate Middleton, is at London's St. Mary's Hospital this morning.Kensington Palace reports the duchess is in the early stages of labour with a third child for her and Prince William.No exact...
Health-Lifestyles News as of 3 P.M., Monday April 23
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...
High Snowpack, Warm Weather Fuel Flooding Concerns in Southern B.C
Warm weather fuels flood concerns in southern B.C.--PENTICTON, B.C. - Warming weather and large amounts of snow at higher elevations have officials in British Columbia's southern Interior concerned about continued flooding.David Campbell with the River...
Household Debt-to-Income Ratio Should Winding Down: Central Banker Wilkins
Debt-to-income ratio will stabilize: Wilkins--OTTAWA - A top Bank of Canada official says she expects the country's high levels of household debt relative to disposable income to gradually start winding down.Speaking before a parliamentary committee,...
Iconic Chateau Frontenac Hotel in Quebec City Marks 125th Anniversary
Chateau Frontenac marks 125th anniversary--MONTREAL - Quebec City's Chateau Frontenac has been described on websites and in travel brochures as the most photographed hotel in the world.This year, that reputation will probably grow as the majestic hotel...
In Search of Another Canola: How to Capitalize on Canadian Research
In search of another canola: How to capitalize on Canadian research--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...
In the News Today, April 23
In the news today, April 23--Five stories in the news for Monday, April 23------BRONCOS OBITUARIES UPSET SOME FAMILIESSome families of Humboldt Broncos bus crash victims are surprised to learn that error-riddled obituaries of their loved ones have been...
In the News Today, April 23
In the news today, April 23--Five stories in the news for Monday, April 23------BRONCOS OBITUARIES UPSET SOME FAMILIESSome families of Humboldt Broncos bus crash victims are surprised to learn that error-riddled obituaries of their loved ones have been...
'It's Limitless:' Paralyzed Toddler Moves from Homemade Wheelchair to Treadmill
Paralyzed toddler training at the gym--EDMONTON - Evelyn Moore sings the alphabet song as her tiny running shoes plunk down on the treadmill.The paralyzed 2 1/2-year old is strapped to the machine with a special harness, as two health workers lift her...
Knevel Sad to Be Leaving Nebraska but Excited about Potential Pro Career
Leaving Nebraska bitter-sweet for Knevel--It's a bittersweet time for David Knevel.This week, the towering six-foot-nine, 315-pound offensive lineman will leave Lincoln, Neb., his home away from home the last five years. But the 23-year-old Brantford,...
Laws Could Reduce Stray Dog Problems on First Nations: Conference
Laws can help solve problem of dogs on reserves--CALGARY - An Alberta First Nation that brought in laws to deal with packs of feral dogs says the strategy could be used on other reserves across the country that are struggling with their canine population.Josh...
Liberal-Dominated Committee Rejecting Many Proposed Changes to Security Bill
MPs rejecting many security bill amendments--OTTAWA - MPs have amended the government's sweeping security bill with the aim of ensuring Canadian spies don't infringe on privacy by randomly sifting through public data.A Liberal-sponsored change approved...
Lieutenant-Governor Says B.C. Election Decision Not among Her Top Three Moments
Lieutenant-governor bids farewell in B.C.--VICTORIA - The NDP's rise to power after the B.C. Liberals lost a confidence vote last summer may have meant political upheaval, but it doesn't rate near the top of the most memorable moments for the province's...
Loblaw Companies Tax Court Trial over Barbadian Banking Subsidiary Begins
Trial begins over Loblaw's Barbadian subsidiary--TORONTO - Loblaw Companies Ltd. and the Canada Revenue Agency faced off in Tax Court on Monday over allegations that the retailer's Barbadian banking subsidiary had been misused for tax avoidance -- a...
Longtime Conservative New Brunswick, Federal Politician Keith Ashfield Dies
N.B. politician Keith Ashfield dies--FREDERICTON - Tributes were pouring in Monday for veteran New Brunswick and federal politician Keith Ashfield, whose death at the age of 66 was announced Sunday.Rick Lafrance, president of the Progressive Conservative...
Manitoba Municipal Officials Could Face Tougher Penalties for Harassment
Penalties for municipal officials under review--WINNIPEG - Elected councillors in Manitoba face tougher sanctions for bullying and harassment in the workplace.Municipal Relations Minister Jeff Wharton says a review of current laws is being done with...
Man Who Allegedly Yelled Vulgar Phrase at Reporter Heads to Restorative Justice
N.S. slur case going to restorative justice--HALIFAX - A Halifax man accused of hurling a vulgar slur at a female reporter during a live broadcast has been referred to Nova Scotia's restorative justice process.Nash John Gracie, 25, was charged with public...
MDA President Says Having Parent Firm in United States Won't Affect Canadian Jobs
MDA president defends parent firm in U.S.--MONTREAL - The president of Canadarm-builder MDA says setting up the company's parent firm in the United States won't have any impact on jobs in Canada.In October 2017, MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates, based...
Mosque Killer Wanted 'Grandiose Act' to Stop People Mocking Him: Psychologist
Mosque shooter wanted to kill: psychologist--QUEBEC - The man who murdered six Muslim men in a Quebec City mosque in January 2017 had been suffering with mental illness for years and wanted to kill, a psychologist who evaluated the gunman said in court...
Most Actively Traded Companies on the TSX
Most actively traded companies on the TSX--Some of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,552.06, up 67.74 points)Katanga Mining Limited. (TSX:KAT). Miner. Down 88 cents, or 49.16 per cent, to...
MP Francis Drouin Still in Liberal Caucus as Halifax Incident Is Investigated
MP Francis Drouin remains in Liberal caucus--OTTAWA - A Liberal member of Parliament facing what he calls an allegation following an incident in Halifax on the weekend remains a member of the government caucus, but so far no one is saying much about...
National Audio 10:45 AM ET
National Audio 10:45 AM ET--NAT078 - (Britain-Royal-Baby) (FOR PRODUCTION) LONDON. x-10s. The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth earlier today to a healthy baby boy. The third child for Kate and Prince William was born at 11:01 this morning local time and...
National Audio 1:05 PM ET
National Audio 1:05 PM ET--NAT093 - (TRAVEL-Log-Chateau-Frontenac-125) QUEBEC CITY. x-10s. Quebec City's Chateau Frontenac marks its 125th anniversary this year. Over the years, it has played host to an astonishing number of celebrities and world leaders....
National Audio 2:45 AM ET
National Audio 2:45 AM ET--NAT001 - (US-Trump-State-Dinner) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) WASHINGTON. x-32s. (Karen Travers) U-S President Donald Trump welcomes French President Emmanuel Macron to the White House today for the start of a three-day state visit....
National Audio 3:05 PM ET
National Audio 3:05 PM ET--NAT107 - (Pedestrians Struck-Trudeau) TORONTO. x-17s. Toronto police have a driver in custody after multiple pedestrians were run down and struck by a white van in north Toronto early this afternoon. The extent of the injuries...
National Audio 3:15 PM ET
National Audio 3:15 PM ET--NAT110 - (US-Waffle-House-Shooting) (WATCH FOR DATING) (EXTENDED) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) ANTIOCH, Tenn. x-30s. Officials say the suspect in the deadly Waffle House shooting in Tennessee is in custody. Correspondent Jim Ryan has...
National Audio 4:15 PM ET
National Audio 4:15 PM ET--NAT118 - (US-Waffle-House-Shooting) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE ANTIOCH, Tenn. x-35s. (Jim Ryan) Police say the suspect in the shooting that killed four at a Waffle House in Nashville had a gun in a backpack when they arrested him....
National Audio 4:25 AM ET
National Audio 4:25 AM ET--NAT023 - (Business-Minute) TORONTO. x-62s. (Karen Rebot (REE'-boh)) The Canadian Press Morning Business Minute. (SOURCE:The Canadian Press) --NAT024 - (US-NABE-Survey-of-Economists) UNDATED. x-33s. (Daria Albinger) America's...
National Audio 4:45 PM ET
National Audio 4:45 PM ET--NAT124 - (US-Trump-Macron) WASHINGTON. x-20s. French President Emmanuel Macron is kicking off his state visit to Washington with U-S President Donald Trump today. Sagar Meghani (SAH'-gur meh-GAH'-nee) reports Macron wasted...
National Audio 5:05 AM ET
National Audio 5:05 AM ET--NAT045 - (EU-Britain-Royal-Baby) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) LONDON. x-15s. The Duchess of Cambridge, the former Kate Middleton, has gone into labour expecting baby number three with Prince William. Reporter Rhiannon Mills with Sky...
National Audio 5:15 PM ET
National Audio 5:15 PM ET--NAT131 - (Pedestrians-Struck-Freeland) TORONTO. x-15s. Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says the hearts and prayers of all Canadians go out to all those affected by an incident in north Toronto this afternoon, where...
National Audio 5:55 PM ET
National Audio 5:55 PM ET--NAT138 - (Pedestrians-Struck-Police-Association) TORONTO. x-10s. Shocking word from Toronto police on the number of victims in a deadly incident early this afternoon in the north end of the city. They confirm nine people were...
National Audio 6:45 PM ET
National Audio 6:45 PM ET--NAT145 - (Trans-Mountain-Sask) REGINA x-16s. The Saskatchewan government has introduced legislation that would allow the province to control its oil and gas exports. It's similar to a bill recently tabled in Alberta. Once passed,...
National Audio 9:25 PM ET
National Audio 9:25 PM ET--NAT162 - (US-George-HW-Bush-Hospitalized) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-15s. Former U-S President George H-W Bush is in the hospital tonight just days after he buried his wife and former first lady Barbara Bush. Correspondent...
National Audio 9:35 AM ET
National Audio 9:35 AM ET--NAT068 - (Britain-Royal-Baby) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) LONDON. x-10s. British Prime Minister Theresa May has offered "warmest congratulations" to Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their new son. Kensington...
NDP Wants MPs to Invite Pope Francis to Apologize for Residential Schools
NDP wants MPs to invite Pope to apologize--OTTAWA - The NDP is hoping MPs from other parties will join them in issuing a formal invitation to Pope Francis to apologize to residential school survivors.NDP MP Charlie Angus said an opposition day motion...
--Nineteenth NewsWatch-
---(Pedestrians-Struck) (Audio: 158)Police say the death toll from the rented van attack in Toronto has risen to 10.Fifteen others were injured, some critically.The suspect has been identified as 25-year-old Alex Minassian (min-ASS'-ee-yan) from the...
--Ninth NewsWatch-
---(Britain-Royal Baby) (Audio: 81) (WATCH FOR DATING)Well-wishers are gathered on the sidewalk outside a London hospital to try to catch a glimpse of a royal baby.Prince William's wife Kate gave birth to an eight-pound, seven-ounce baby boy this morning.No...
No Recall of Romaine in Canada, but CFIA Keeping Tabs on E. Coli Outbreak in U.S
No recall of romaine in Canada: CFIA--TORONTO - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has not ordered a recall of romaine lettuce, despite an outbreak of E. coli cases in the U.S. linked to the popular salad ingredient.A spokeswoman for the federal department...
N.S. Reports Another Online Privacy Breach, This Time at Halifax School Board
N.S. reports another online privacy breach--HALIFAX - There's been another online privacy breach in Nova Scotia, this time involving an internet-based registration system used by Halifax's school board.The board, now known as the Halifax Regional Centre...
Nuclear Threat Warning Broadcast in Winnipeg Neighbourhood a Prank: Police
Nuclear threat warning a prank: Winnipeg police--WINNIPEG - Police say a warning of a nuclear threat that was broadcast in a downtown Winnipeg neighbourhood was a prank.The audio recording blasted through Osborne Village around 9:20 p.m. on Sunday and...
One of the Top NHL Teams Will Go Home after Jets-Predators Series
Jets vs. Preds is matchup of top two teams--WINNIPEG - Tyler Myers knows he's about to take part in a marquee playoff matchup that will send one very good team home for the summer.The Winnipeg defenceman just hopes it's not his Jets.Winnipeg takes on...
Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Part of New GFL Environmental Investor Group
Ontario Teachers' part of GFL investment deal--TORONTO - GFL Environmental Inc. is getting new investors including the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan and private equity firm BC Partners in a deal that values the waste-management company at about $5.125...
--Ontario Update-
---(Timmins-Bodies)Police in northern Ontario say they found the remains of four people in a charred vehicle following what they say consider a suspicious fire.Investigators in Timmins say the car was found late Friday afternoon, but they're still working...
--Ontario Update-
---(Child-Body-Found)The mother of a three-year-old boy who was swept into a swollen river near Orangeville in February says the search for her son is over.Michelle Hanson drove into a flooded section of the Grand River on February 21st.She was able...
--Ontario Update-
(Pedestrians-Struck) (WATCH FOR DATING)Toronto police say multiple people are injured and one person is in custody after a van went up on a sidewalk and crashed into a number of pedestrians.Police are not confirming exactly how many people were injured...
Parents of Halifax Mall Murder Plotter Say She Is Not Capable of Violence
Mall plotter not capable of violence: parents--HALIFAX - The family of Lindsay Souvannarath, the American woman sentenced to life in prison for plotting a Valentine's Day shooting rampage at a Halifax mall, says she would never have carried out the murderous...
Photo Advisory
Photo advisory--The Canadian Press photo advisory addition for Monday, April 23, 2018. Entries with an estimated photo transmission time (EST) are staffed by The Canadian Press or Associated Press photojournalists.ADDS: OTTAWA--Protestors rally outside...
Plane Not De-Iced before Crash near Remote Saskatchewan Community: Safety Board
Plane not de-iced before Fond du Lac crash: TSB--FOND DU LAC, Sask. - Investigators say a plane that crashed near a remote northern Saskatchewan community last year had ice on it when it took off.All 25 people on board the West Wind Aviation plane escaped...
Players Say Whitecaps Must 'Man Up' to End Three-Game Losing Streak
Felipe: Whitecaps need to 'man up'--VANCOUVER - The Vancouver Whitecaps need to "man up" to snap a three-game Major League Soccer losing streak, says Brazilian-born midfielder Felipe.The Whitecaps were humiliated 6-0 by Sporting Kansas City on Friday...
Poseidon Concepts Agreement Boosts Proposed Payout to Shareholders to $36.6M
Poseidon Concepts deal boosts proposed payout--CALGARY - Lawyers for investors in failed oilfield services firm Poseidon Concepts Corp. say they have reached an agreement with defendants in a proposed class action lawsuit that will boost the potential...
--Prairie Update-
(Child-Welfare-Runaways)The woman who raised Tina Fontaine wants changes to Manitoba child welfare to prevent chronic runaways from ending up in grave danger.Thelma Favel, who was Fontaine's aunt, suggests placing chronic runaways somewhere they can't...
--Prairie Update-
(Trans-Mountain-Sask)Saskatchewan Energy Minister Bronwyn Eyre says the province is sticking up for those who rely on its oil and gas industry.A new bill -- which is similar to one recently tabled in Alberta -- would establish a permit process for people...
Prep-Agriculture-Report
(Canadian-Pacific-Dispute)A rail strike has been temporarily averted after the federal labour minister ordered employees of Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. to vote on the company's final offers.Statements from both C-P Rail and two unions representing...
Prep-Entertainment-Report
Prep-Entertainment-Report-----TWAIN-TRUMPShania Twain is apologizing after telling a British newspaper that she would have voted for U.S. President Donald Trump if she were eligible. In an article posted on The Guardian's website Sunday, the Canadian...
Prep-Music-Report
Prep-Music-Report-----AVICII - REACTIONSTOCKHOLM (AP) _ The tributes for Avicii (ah-VEE'-chee) have been international. In Stockholm, hundreds of people gathered for a memorial service that featured his music. Sweden's royal family and prime minister...
Prep-Pronunciation Guide Canada
Prep-Pronunciation Guide Canada--AAamjiwnaang First Nation (OMM'-jew-nong)Anna Betty Achneepineskum (ach-uh-nee-buh-NISH'-kuhm)Dyane Adam (dee-AN' ah-DAHM')Leona Aglukkaq (ah-GLOO'-kah)Misbahuddin Ahmed (mis-bah-HOO-din AW'-mehd)Azraya Ackabee-Kokopenace...
Race and Gender Still an Issue at Academic Conferences
Race and gender still an issue at academic conferences--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...
Raptors Have to Hope Home-Court Advantage Will Carry Them Past Wizards
DeRozan shoulders blame for Raptors' loss--TORONTO - The morning after the Toronto Raptors' late-game meltdown against the Washington Wizards, DeMar DeRozan was still taking the blame.DeRozan scored 35 points but was kicking himself for the shots he...
REPEAT-Twelfth NewsWatch
---(Pedestrians-Struck)Horror in north Toronto this afternoon where police say multiple pedestrians have been struck by a van.The extent of their injuries is unknown.Toronto paramedic spokeswoman Kim McKinnon says first responders are on scene treating...
Retiring MEG Energy Co-Founder Calls for Action to Solve Oilsands Access Woes
Retiring MEG Energy founder calls for action--CALGARY - Access to international markets is the "fundamental question" confronting the oilsands industry and all parties must work together to find a solution, says the co-founder of oilsands producer MEG...
Rising Water in Alberta Prompts Officials to Order People to Leave Homes
Flooding prompts evacuations in Alberta--DRUMHELLER, Alta. - Rising water caused by an ice jam on the Little Red Deer River in central Alberta prompted officials to ask some people to leave their homes Monday, while further southeast on the Rosebud River,...
Russian Rocket Stage with Toxic Fuel to Fall in Canadian Arctic
Russian rocket stage to fall in Arctic--Another Russian rocket stage likely to be holding highly toxic fuel is slated to splash down in environmentally sensitive waters of the Canadian Arctic on Wednesday.Documents on the website of the European Space...
Saskatchewan Hires Staff to Improve Lagging Organ Donations
Saskatchewan spends to boost organ donation--SASKATOON - Saskatchewan is hiring medical staff to help boost its organ donation rate which is about two-thirds the national average.The province has announced that three part-time doctors with expertise...
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