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Abortion Pill Mifegymiso Prescribed More Than 4,000 Times since Hitting Shelves
Abortion pill issued more than 4,000 times--OTTAWA - Health Canada says Canadian pharmacies doled out 4,253 doses of the abortion pill Mifegymiso in 2017, the first year it was marketed in this country.The information came in a response to a parliamentary...
Adviser Who Sparked Furor over Suggestion PM's India Trip Sabotaged to Retire
PM's security adviser announces retirement--OTTAWA - Justin Trudeau's national security adviser -- the man who suggested factions in India sabotaged the prime minister's trip there in February -- has announced his retirement.Daniel Jean will be stepping...
ADVISORY-Atl-Calendar
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Advisory-Prairie-Calendar
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Aimia Chairman Urges Shareholders to Be Patient about Speed of Turnaround
Aimia CEO David Johnston stepping down--MONTREAL - The chairman of loyalty rewards company Aimia Inc. urged shareholders to stick with the company despite seeing the value of their investments plummet over the last year."People have to be patient a little...
Atlantic Update
(Yoga-Instructor-Killing)The jury is expected to get final instructions today at the second-degree murder trial of a Halifax man accused of killing yoga instructor Kristin Johnston.During closing arguments defence lawyer Peter Planetta told court Nicholas...
--Atlantic Update-
(NS-Captain-Sentencing)A Nova Scotia sailboat captain has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for smuggling cocaine from the Caribbean into Canada on his boat.Sixty-nine-year-old Jacques John Grenier of Hubbards was arrested in September after border...
Auston Matthews, Mike Babcock Deny Rift as Maple Leafs Clean out Their Lockers
Maple Leafs' Matthews, Babcock deny rift--TORONTO - Mike Babcock was at his daughter's graduation when he received a text message from a friend about reports of a strained relationship with star centre Auston Matthews."I'll find out in the morning,"...
Avoiding Red Cards Key as Slumping Impact Face High-Powered Atlanta United
Impact look avoid red cards in Atlanta--MONTREAL - The first priority for the Montreal Impact when they face Atlanta United on Saturday is to avoid having anyone sent off.The Impact (2-5-0) have had two players ejected in their last three games, all...
--B-C Update-
------(BC-Investor-Protection)The head of an investment watchdog organization says changes to the B-C Securities Act will help to protect vulnerable investors -- especially seniors.Andrew Kriegler is C-E-O of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization...
Beyond Our Oceans: Microplastics Pollute Rivers and Lakes Too
Beyond our oceans: Microplastics pollute rivers and lakes too--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...
Calgary Flames President of Hockey Operations Brian Burke to Leave Club
Brian Burke to leave Flames at end of month--Calgary Flames president of hockey operations Brian Burke will be leaving the team May 1, ending a near five-year run with the organization."When Brian came to us in September 2013 we discussed a structure...
Canada's Abel and Citrini-Beaulieu Win Silver at FINA Diving World Series Event
Abel and Citrini-Beaulieu win silver--MONTREAL - Canadian pair Jennifer Abel and Melissa Citrini-Beaulieu turned in their best performance of the season, winning silver in the women's three-metre springboard on Friday at the FINA Diving World Series...
Canadian Defensive Tackle Nathan Shepherd Selected by Jets in NFL Draft
Canadian Shepherd taken at NFL draft--Nathan Shepherd is off to the Big Apple.The New York Jets selected the Fort Hays State University defensive tackle in the third round, No. 72 overall, in the NFL draft Friday night. It marks the eighth straight year...
Canadian Designers Get Boost from Meghan Markle's Love of Their Clothing
Markle puts Canadian designers in spotlight--TORONTO - John Muscat was asleep on Nov. 27 last year when he became intertwined with a historical moment that will be remembered for decades, if not centuries.Having hosted his annual Christmas bash the night...
Canadian Markets Run by TMX Group Close Hours Early, Expected to Resume Monday
Canadian markets shut early due to glitch--TORONTO - Canada's largest stock exchange and other securities markets operated by TMX Group were shut down more than two hours early Friday due to undisclosed technical problems."We have identified the issue...
Canadian Premier League Unveils Logo, Manifesto with Team Reveals Set to Follow
Canadian Premier League ready for reveal--TORONTO - While still a year away from kicking off, the Canadian Premier League is ready for its reveal.It started Friday with the unveiling of the domestic men's soccer league's emblem, a stylish combination...
Canadiens Fire Assistant Coaches Daigneault and Lacroix, Add Ducharme
Habs fire Daigneault and Lacroix, add Ducharme--MONTREAL - Canadian world junior championship coach Dominique Ducharme has made the jump to the NHL as an assistant coach with the Montreal Canadiens.It was exactly what the 45-year-old was looking for...
Celebrity Birthdays for April 27
Celebrity birthdays for April 27--Celebrity Birthdays for April 27:Actress Anouk Aimee is 86.Country singer Maxine Brown is 86.Drummer Jerry Mercer (April Wine) is 79.Drummer Jim Keltner is 76.Opera singer Judith Blegen is 75.Country banjo player and...
Celebrity Birthdays for April 29
Celebrity birthdays for April 29--Celebrity Birthdays for April 29:Actor Keith Baxter is 85.Bluesman Otis Rush is 83.Conductor Zubin Mehta is 82. Rock bassist Klaus Voorman is 80.Singer Bob Miranda of The Happenings is 76.Country singer Duane Allen of...
Celebrity Birthdays for May 2
Celebrity birthdays for May 2--Celebrity Birthdays for May 2:Singer Englebert Humperdinck is 82.Country singer R.C. Bannon is 73.Actress-activist Bianca Jagger is 73. Actor David Suchet is 72. Country singer Larry Gatlin is 70.Singer Lou Gramm of Foreigner...
Celebrity Birthdays for May 3
Celebrity birthdays for May 3--Celebrity Birthdays for May 3:Actor Alex Cord ("Airwolf") is 85.Singer Frankie Valli is 84.Bassist Peter Staples (The Troggs) is 74.Sports announcer Greg Gumbel is 72.Singer Mary Hopkin is 68.Singer Christopher Cross is...
Celebrity Birthdays for May 4
Celebrity birthdays for May 4--Celebrity Birthdays for May 4:Katherine Jackson, matriarch of the Jackson musical family, is 88.Jazz bassist Ron Carter is 81.Surf guitarist Dick Dale is 81.Pulitzer Prize-winning political commentator George Will is 77.Singer...
Champions Cup Curling Glance
Champions Cup Curling Glance--CALGARY - Results Friday from the Champions Cup, the final Grand Slam event on the 2017-18 World Curling Tour, held through Sunday at WinSport Arena in Calgary (all times Eastern):ROUND ROBINFriday's resultsDraw 10MenHoward...
Changes to Truck-Driver Training Gaining Traction: Industry Group
Trucking group hopeful on training changes--REGINA - The head of a national trucking group says it's encouraging that more provinces are seeing the need for mandatory standardized training for drivers.There are no minimum training requirements in the...
Doug Ford Promises 12 per Cent Cut to Hydro Rates If Elected Premier
Ford promises cut to hydro rates if elected--KITCHENER, Ont. - Doug Ford is promising to cut hydro bills by 12 per cent if he wins Ontario's spring election, saying it would be on top of a rate reduction from the governing Liberals, whose plan he has...
Editorial Exchange: Tested in Toronto
Editorial Exchange: Tested in Toronto--An editorial from the St. John's Telegram, published April 26:The first news always makes your heart sink.The thin shallow trickle of it at first, and then the way it grows.A van on the Toronto sidewalk, hitting...
Editorial Exchange: Toronto's Van Attack Has Revealed Something Very Ugly
Editorial Exchange: Toronto's van attack has revealed something very ugly--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published April 27:The white panel van that stole 10 lives, shattered bodies, broke hearts and stunned a city this week did one more thing...
Editorial Exchange: Using Fewer Plastic Straws Is Good Start
Editorial Exchange: Using fewer plastic straws is good start--An editorial from the Winnipeg Free Press, published April :At last week's Commonwealth summit in the U.K., Prime Minister Justin Trudeau agreed to sign the Commonwealth Blue Charter championed...
Editorial Exchange: We Are All Toronto
Editorial Exchange: We are all Toronto--An editorial from the Charlottetown Guardian, published April 25:If you're like the majority of Islanders, you likely feel a connection to Toronto.Maybe you lived there at one time or your friends or family live...
Edmonton Woman Says Airline Humiliated Her Because of Non-Contagious Rash
Woman says airline humiliated her because of rash--HALIFAX - An Edmonton woman says she was publicly humiliated and booted off an Air Canada flight after a rash was mistakenly labelled as contagious.Jeanne Lehman, a community activist and officer with...
--Eighteenth NewsWatch-
---(Toronto-Van Attack) (Audio: 098)Toronto authorities have released the names of the eight women and two men killed in Monday's van attack.The dead range in age from 22 to 94 and include a student from South Korea and a man from Jordan.At least 12...
--Eighth NewsWatch-
---(Koreas-Summit) (Audio: 47)Analysts say the summit between the leaders of North and South Korea marks a surreal, whiplash swing in relations for the countries -- from nuclear threats and missile tests to suggestions of peace and co-operation.North...
--Eleventh NewsWatch-
---(Talks-NAFTA) (Audio: P01)Civil servants are going to keep working on a new North American Free Trade Agreement, but the top Canadian and Mexican negotiators are leaving Washington.Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says the Canadian team...
Fast-Rising Water Flooding Parts of Fredericton: 'Time to Get Prepared'
Fast-rising water flooding parts of Fredericton--FREDERICTON - Crews packed sandbags around the New Brunswick legislature Friday as flood waters rose fast in the capital, submerging neighbourhoods along the St. John River and forcing a handful of residents...
--Fifteenth NewsWatch-
---(Pedestrians-Struck) (Audio: 104)Toronto Police have released the names of the 10 people who died in this week's van attack.They include eight women and two men and range in age from 22 to 94 years old.Two of them are foreign nationals.Twenty-five-year-old...
--Fifth Newswatch-
---(Koreas-Summit) (Audio:29)North and South Korea have agreed to stop all hostile acts over "land, sea and air" that can cause military tensions and clashes, after a summit between their leaders at a border truce village.North Korean leader Kim Jong...
--First NewsWatch-
---(MUSIC-Humboldt-Tribute) (Audio:01)Saskatoon is set to host more than 30 current and former N-H-L players at a tribute concert tonight for the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team.Players are donating jerseys to an online auction to raise money for...
Four Canadian Teams in Mix to Land Rasmus Dahlin in NHL Draft Lottery
Canadian teams set for NHL draft lottery--The Rasmus Dahlin sweepstakes are set to go.The fate of the flashy Swedish defenceman -- the consensus choice to be selected first overall in the NHL draft in June -- will be decided at the NHL draft lottery...
--Fourteenth Newswatch-
---(Pedestrians-Struck) (Audio: 98)Authorities have released the names of the eight women and two men killed in this week's van attack in Toronto.They've also announced more charges against the man arrested in connection with the incident.Twenty-five-year-old...
--Fourth Newswatch-
---(Koreas-Summit) (Audio:25)North and South Korea say they want to officially end the Korean War by the end of the year.The two countries have technically remained at war since a 1953 armistice to stop the Korean War.Following a historic summit meeting...
Guzman Hits Tie-Breaking RBI Single as Rangers Down Blue Jays 6-4
Guzman's RBI lifts Rangers over Blue Jays--TORONTO - Marcus Stroman was ready to put Friday night's game behind him as soon as it was over.He could say the same for much of the first month of his season.The Blue Jays right-hander struggled again on the...
Hall, Kopitar, MacKinnon Named Finalists for Hart Trophy as NHL's MVP
Hall, Kopitar, MacKinnon nominated for Hart--NEW YORK - New Jersey Devils left-winger Taylor Hall, Los Angeles Kings centre Anze Kopitar and Colorado Avalanche centre Nathan MacKinnon were named the three finalists for the Hart Memorial Trophy on Friday.The...
HBC Says Saks Data Breach Lasted Up to 9 Months until Contained March 31
HBC says Saks data breach lasted up to 9 months--TORONTO - A previously announced data breach at Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks Off 5th and Lord & Taylor locations in the United States lasted about nine months before it was detected and shut down last month,...
Health-Lifestyles News as of 3 P.M., Friday, April 27
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...
Health Officials, Police Dealing with Rash of Overdoses in Vancouver, Victoria
'Toxic' drugs spur overdose warning in Vancouver--VANCOUVER - Health officials are warning about an increase in drug overdoses in the Vancouver area, while police in Victoria say overdose calls are exhausting their resources.First responders received...
Hellebuyck Has 47 Saves as Jets Top Predators 4-1 in Game 1 of 2nd-Round Series
Hellebuyck solid in Jets 4-1 win over Predators--NASHVILLE - It wasn't their best, but thanks to Connor Hellebuyck, the Winnipeg Jets took the early series lead.Hellebuyck made 47 saves to lead the Jets to a 4-1 victory over the Nashville Predators in...
Homes for the Homeless Pop Up at Site of Vancouver Tent City
Homes pop up at site of Vancouver tent city--VANCOUVER - What was a tent city for the homeless just a few months ago in east Vancouver is now a modular housing project where some of those campers and others will be housed.The project is one of four the...
How the Government Hopes to Strengthen Intellectual Property in Canada
A look at federal plan to bolster IP--OTTAWA - The federal government has unveiled new measures on intellectual property as it seeks to improve Canada's performance in a critical area of the increasingly important ideas-based economy.Intellectual property,...
If Misogyny Was a Factor, Is Toronto Rampage a Terrorist Act against Women?
If misogyny was a factor, is Toronto rampage a terrorist act against women?--This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information...
Imminent Bill to Reform Election Laws May Be Too Late to Implement for 2019 Vote
Government comes late to democratic reforms--OTTAWA - The Trudeau government will finally move Monday on a raft of promised reforms to election laws, but it may already be too late to fully implement them in time for the 2019 federal election.Acting...
In the News Today, April 27
In the news today, April 27--Eight stories in the news for Friday, April 27------TRIBUTE CONCERT FOR THE HUMBOLDT BRONCOS TONIGHTMore than 30 members of the NHL family are expected at a concert in Saskatoon tonight to honour the Humboldt Broncos junior...
James Cameron's New Series Looks at How Sci-Fi Became 'An Alternate Religion'
James Cameron on how sci-fi reflects societal values--TORONTO - As a teenager growing up in a small town near Niagara Falls, Ont., James Cameron felt he had a better chance of going to the moon than becoming a Hollywood filmmaker."It just seemed so impossible...
Jury Begins Deliberations at Nicholas Butcher's Second-Degree Murder Trial
Jury deliberating at Butcher murder trial--HALIFAX - The fate of a Halifax man accused of killing Montreal-born yoga instructor Kristin Johnston is now in the hands of the jury.Justice Joshua Arnold delivered his final instructions to jurors Friday at...
Justin Bieber Visits Hometown Exhibit on Himself in Stratford, Ont
Justin Bieber visits hometown exhibit--STRATFORD, Ont. - Justin Bieber's grandparents are known to frequent an exhibit on him in his hometown of Stratford, Ont.But on Friday the venue got an unexpected visit not just from them -- but also from the pop...
Lobster Fishery Restrictions Imposed to Safeguard Access to U.S. Market: LeBlanc
'Anxious' fishermen meet with federal minister--MONCTON, N.B. - The federal fisheries minister made his case Friday to lobster fishermen that rules aimed at protecting the endangered right whale should remain -- with the alternative being a "disastrous"...
Mining Association Says Nutrien Layoffs Part of Systemic Rail Issue
Nutrien layoffs part of wider problem: MAC--CALGARY - Nutrien Inc.'s decision to lay off more than 1,000 employees at its potash operations is just the latest example of a wider problem with Canada's rail system, says the Mining Association of Canada.The...
NAFTA: Ministers Head Home from Negotiations, with Uncertainty Looming
NAFTA: Ministers head home after long round--WASHINGTON - The politicians leading the NAFTA negotiations left Washington without a deal on Friday, under a cloud of question marks about the continental trading relationship.Canada's Chrystia Freeland and...
National Audio 11:35 AM ET
National Audio 11:35 AM ET--NAT058 - (ENT-MUSIC-Abba-New-Songs) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) HOLLYWOOD. x-31s. (Jason Nathanson) Mamma Mia! After 35 years, ABBA is back. (opens with music) (SOURCE:ABC)--NAT059 - (Koreas-Summit) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) GOYANG, South...
National Audio 12:45 PM ET
National Audio 12:45 PM ET--NAT066 - (US-Trump-Koreas-Summit) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-33s. (Cheri Preston) Some are attributing the outcome of this weeks peace accord between North and South Korea to the unconventional interactions between U-S...
National Audio 12:55 PM ET
National Audio 12:55 PM ET--NAT073 - (Boat-Harbour-Cleanup) HALIFAX x-12s. The Nova Scotia government has announced details of the environmental assessment process to clean up Boat Harbour, the wastewater lagoons of the Northern Pulp mill. Environment...
National Audio 1:55 PM ET
National Audio 1:55 PM ET--NAT078 - (US-Trump-Russia-Probe-Congress) WASHINGTON. x-07s. U-S President Donald Trump says he is "honoured" by the Republican-led House intelligence committee, which says in a report that it found no evidence that the Trump...
National Audio 2:05 PM ET
National Audio 2:05 PM ET--NAT081 - (HKO-Sask-Bus-Crash-Training) TORONTO. x-09s. The head of a national trucking group says provinces should look to Ontario when it comes to training for drivers. Stephen Laskowski (las-KOW'-skee) with the Canadian Trucking...
National Audio 2:15 AM ET
National Audio 2:15 AM ET--NAT002 - (MUSIC-Humboldt-Tribute) SASKATOON. x-11s. More than 30 current and former N-H-L players are expected to attend at a tribute concert in Saskatoon tonight for the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team. Players are donating...
National Audio 2:55 PM ET
National Audio 2:55 PM ET--NAT084 - (US-Bill-Cosby) UNDATED. x-29s. (Shelley Adler) Bill Cosby's alma mater says it has revoked an honorary degree given to the comedian more than two decades ago. (SOURCE: The Associated Press)--NAT085 - (NB-Flooding)...
National Audio 3:15 PM ET
National Audio 3:15 PM ET--NAT088 - (ENT-FILM-Avengers-Infinity-War-Box-Office) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) HOLLYWOOD. x-33s. (Jason Nathanson) The latest Avengers film is already setting records at the box office. (opens with sound) (SOURCE:ABC)--NAT089 -...
National Audio 4:25 AM ET
National Audio 4:25 AM ET--NAT017 - (Business-Minute) TORONTO. x-60s. (Rob Westgate) The Canadian Press Morning Business Minute. (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)--NAT018 - (NL-Politician-Review) ST. JOHN'S, N.L. x-13s. Newfoundland and Labrador cabinet minister...
National Audio 4:25 PM ET
National Audio 4:25 PM ET--NAT101 - (US-Trump-Merkel) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) WASHINGTON. x-14s. U-S President Donald Trump says he'll make sure Iran does not use nuclear weapons -- adding, "You can bank on it." Trump spoke at a joint press conference with...
National Audio 6:05 AM ET
National Audio 6:05 AM ET--NAT026 - (Koreas-Summit) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) GOYANG, Korea, Republic Of. x-11s. Big diplomatic breakthroughs are being announced on the Korean Peninsula this morning. Following a historic meeting, North Korean leader Kim Jong...
National Audio 7:15 PM ET
National Audio 7:15 PM ET--NAT125 - (Que-School-Bus-Incident) MONTREAL. x-18s. A nine-year-old Quebec boy has been barred from taking a school bus after an alleged sexual bullying incident this week involving two kindergarten students. The Montreal Gazette...
National Audio 8:05 AM ET
National Audio 8:05 AM ET--NAT036 - (Britain-Royal-Baby) LONDON. x-22s. The new prince has a name, but it isn't what many were expecting. British bookmakers had been doing a brisk trade in bets on the royal's name with Arthur, Albert and James being...
National Audio 9:45 AM ET
National Audio 9:45 AM ET--NAT049 - (NATO-Pompeo) BRUSSELS. x-16s. Newly minted U-S Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is hitting the ground running at NATO on his first trip abroad as America's top diplomat. Just hours after being sworn in, Pompeo flew...
NDP's Horwath Top Challenger to Tory Leader Ford in Ontario Election: Poll
Horwath top challenger to Ford: poll--A new poll suggests the outcome of Ontario's election will come down to which leader, rather than which party, can win voters' confidence -- with Andrea Horwath the top challenger to Doug Ford.An online poll conducted...
New-Look Wolfpack Look to Extend Win Streak before Returning to Toronto
Wolfpack look to extend win streak to 10--The Toronto Wolfpack look to extend their winning streak to 10 games in all competition Saturday when they take on Halifax RLFC in London before flying to Canada for the first time this season.The transatlantic...
Nine Months after Hamstring Injury, De Grasse Makes Return at Drake Relays
De Grasse makes his return at Drake Relays--TORONTO - It's been nine long months since Andre De Grasse folded his sinewy frame into the starting blocks of a race.The 23-year-old from Markham, Ont., finally makes his competitive return Saturday when he...
--Nineteenth NewsWatch-
---(Toronto-Van Attack) (Audio: 103)All of the dead from Monday's horrific van attack in Toronto have been identified.Police held a media briefing Friday to release the identities of the 10 people -- eight women and two men -- killed.Twenty-five-year-old...
--Ninth NewsWatch-
---(Talks-NAFTA)Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo aren't sure if a prolonged round of NAFTA talks in Washington will run into the weekend.There's some pressure to get some sort of agreement soon,...
Not Much Time for Reds to Get over CCL Heartbreak Begin Rescue of MLS Season
Short turnaround for struggling TFC--Toronto FC will look to quickly turn the page after falling in penalty kicks in the CONCACAF Champions League final on Wednesday.The Reds resume their MLS regular-season schedule against the Chicago Fire on Saturday...
Nova Scotia Launches Cleanup Process for Boat Harbour Wastewater Lagoons
N.S. launches Boat Harbour cleanup process--HALIFAX - Nova Scotia's environment minister has released new details of the long-awaited cleanup of Boat Harbour, calling the toxic lagoon one of the worst examples of environmental racism in the province...
Ontario Launches Probe into Jail Leak about Accused Killer Alek Minassian
Ontario probing Alek Minassian jail leak--TORONTO - The Ontario government has launched an investigation into a leak from a Toronto jail related to a man accused of killing 10 people and injuring 16 others in a van attack earlier this week.The investigation...
--Ontario Update-
---(Pedestrians-Struck)Toronto police say the man accused in the horrific van attack earlier this week will face three additional attempted murder charges.Alek Minassian of Richmond Hill already faces 10 counts of first-degree murder and 13 of attempted...
--Ontario Update-
---(Pedestrians-Struck)The University of Toronto says one of its students is among the 10 people who were killed by a van that careened down a stretch of Yonge Street on Monday.The school did not release the victim's name, but it says it has supports...
Parliament Audio 1:35 PM ET
Parliament Audio 1:35 PM ET--P04 - (Koreas-Summit-Freeland) WASHINGTON. x-14s. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un hinted at a future reunification of the Koreas as he met with South Korean President Moon Jae-in today. The two have pledged to de-nuclearize...
Parliament Audio 2:35 PM ET
Parliament Audio 2:35 PM ET--P10 - (Talks-NAFTA) WASHINGTON. x-21s. After a week-long NAFTA negotiating round in Washington, the lead political ministers are heading home. Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says civil servants will stay on the...
Photo Advisory Addition
Photo advisory addition--The Canadian Press photo advisory addition for Friday, April 27, 2018. Entries with an estimated photo transmission time (EST) are staffed by The Canadian Press or Associated Press Photojournalists.ADDS: FREDERICTON--Developments...
Polls Suggest Fiscal Restraint Not Denting Manitoba Tory Popularity
Polls point to Manitoba Tory support--WINNIPEG - Two opinion polls released this week suggest Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister continues to enjoy strong voter support halfway through his current mandate and despite controversies over health care cuts...
Prairie Audio 11:40 AM MT
Prairie Audio 11:40 AM MT--PR01 - (Mba-Polls)WINNIPEG. x-13s. Two recent opinion polls suggest the Manitoba government continues to enjoy voter support despite its fiscal restraint and changes to health care. A poll by Mainstreet Research suggests the...
Prairie Audio 11:50 AM MT
Prairie Audio 11:50 AM MT----PR04 - (HKO-Sask-Bus-Crash-Training)TORONTO. x-14s. The head of a national trucking group says provinces should look to Ontario when it comes to training for drivers. Stephen Laskowski (las-KOW'-skee) with the Canadian Trucking...
--Prairie Update-
---(HKO-Sask-Bus-Crash)The family of one of the players killed in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash is calling on the Saskatchewan government to improve safety at highway intersections.Sixteen people died and 13 others were injured on April 6th when the...
--Prairie Update-
---(HKO-Sask-Bus-Crash-Training) (Alta, Mba Note)Alberta Transportation is considering mandatory training for commercial truck drivers -- similar to Ontario's system -- following this month's crash in Saskatchewan between the Humboldt Broncos bus and...
Prep-Agriculture-Report
---(Grain-Transportation-Backlog)The Canadian Federation of Agriculture is calling on Parliament to pass the amended Transportation Modernization Act as soon as possible.The federation says railway service delays have led to major cash-flow concerns,...
Prep-LifeWatch
---(Ont-Opioid-Deaths)A new study finds a steep rise in opioid-related deaths in Ontario among teens and young adults.Researchers at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto say one-out-of-six deaths among Ontarians aged 25 to 34 was related to opioids in 2015.Meanwhile,...
Provinces Need More Info about Marijuana Impairment Testing Technology: B.C
Marijuana impairment testing remains hazy--VANCOUVER - British Columbia has unveiled its plan for regulating recreational marijuana, but the enforcement and testing for drug-impaired driving remain hazy.Solicitor General Mike Farnworth said the provinces...
Quebec Cabinet Minister Martin Coiteux Won't Seek Re-Election
Quebec Liberal Martin Coiteux won't run again--MONTREAL - Martin Coiteux, a pillar of Premier Philippe Couillard's Quebec Liberal government, won't seek another mandate later this year, saying Friday the reasons are strictly personal.An economist by...
Sailboat Captain Jailed 13 Years for Smuggling Cocaine into Nova Scotia
Sailboat captain jailed 13 years for cocaine--HALIFAX - A potential payoff of more than $500,000 motivated a Canadian sailboat captain to smuggle 250 kilograms of cocaine into Nova Scotia from a small Caribbean island, a judge said Friday as he sentenced...
--Second NewsWatch-
---(Talks-NAFTA)Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is skipping a NATO foreign ministers meeting in Brussels to stay in Washington at the NAFTA bargaining table.With talks at a critical juncture, an all-out push is underway to get a new deal done...
Selected Oilsands Projects May Avoid New Environmental Assessment Rules
Oilsands projects may escape federal review--OTTAWA - Oilsands projects that use steam to release bitumen from deep underground will likely get a pass from new federal environmental assessment rules -- but Ottawa is still considering how to deal with...
--Seventeenth NewsWatch-
---(Pedestrians-Struck)After four days of painstaking "scientific" efforts to identify the victims of a horrific attack in Toronto, authorities released the names of eight women and two men who died in Monday's van attack.The dead ranged in age from...
--Seventh NewsWatch-
---(Koreas-Summit) (Audio: 27)U-S President Donald Trump, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and NATO Secretary General Jens (yenz) Stoltenberg are all reacting to an historic meeting between the leaders of North Korea and South Korea.Trump posted a...
Sexual Harassment Allegations against Paikin Unsubstantiated: Investigation
Allegations against Paikin not substantiated: report--TORONTO - An independent investigation has cleared a veteran journalist with Ontario's public broadcaster of sexual harassment allegations, saying Steve Paikin was more credible than the Toronto woman...
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