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Articles from May 6, 2018

Alberta Conservatives Clash with Leader Jason Kenney on GSAs at Policy Meeting
Conservatives, Kenney clash on GSAs--RED DEER, Alta. - Alberta's United Conservative rank and file slammed head-on into their boss at their founding policy conference Sunday over a controversial policy regarding gay schoolchildren.Delegates voted 57...
--Atlantic Update-
---(NB-Flooding)Floodwaters in southern New Brunswick continued to rise Saturday as the Coast Guard deployed boats and staff to help with evacuations and patrols.Saint John's Emergency Management director Kevin Clifford said water levels in the city...
'A Warrior by Heart:' Indigenous People Enlisted to Monitor Pipelines
Interest high in Indigenous pipeline course--CALGARY - Gerald Scott's perspective has shifted since he spent 10 days on the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in North Dakota which -- until early last year -- was the site of months of high-profile protests...
B.C. First Nation Preparing to Vote on 'Historic' $37 Million Treaty Agreement
B.C. First Nation to vote on new treaty--PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. - Negotiators have signed off on a new treaty agreement between the federal and provincial governments and the Lheidli T'enneh First Nation near Prince George, B.C.Representatives put their...
B.C. Flooding Forces Evacuation of Mobile Home Park, Other Properties
Flooding forces more evacuations in B.C.--MERRITT, B.C. - Water levels continue to rise in British Columbia's Interior, chasing more residents from their homes.The Thompson-Nicola Regional District issued evacuation orders for 54 properties northwest...
--B-C Update-
(BC-Flooding)Flooding has forced more people from their homes in the Interior after a creek breached its banks near Merritt.Both the Lower Nicola Indian Band and the Thompson-Nicola Regional District issued evacuation orders yesterday, but the number...
Canadian Companies Cash in on Royal Wedding with British-Themed Products
Canadian companies cash in on royal wedding--TORONTO - For years, Daniel Lewis has been crafting teas that draw scores of customers with witty names like Usain Jolt, Matcha Made in Heaven, and Nutflix and Tea, but weeks ago it was his wife Renata that...
Canadians Abel, Imbeau-Dulac Win Gold in Mixed Synchro at Diving World Series
Canada takes gold at diving World Series--KAZAN, Russia - Jennifer Abel and Francois Imbeau-Dulac won the mixed three-metre synchro springboard on Sunday at the fourth and final diving World Series event.It is the second straight week the Canadian pair...
Celebrity Birthdays for May 6
Celebrity birthdays for May 6--Celebrity Birthdays for May 6:Baseball Hall-of-Famer Willie Mays is 87.Singer Bob Seger is 73.Singer Jimmie Dale Gilmore is 73.Singer and comedian Lulu Roman ("Hee Haw") is 72.Actor Alan Dale ("Lost," ''Ugly Betty") is...
Conservative Women: Go Call Them Feminists, but Don't Call Them Liberals
Conservative women take on Trudeau's feminism--OTTAWA - Rachael Harder took it as a personal insult."Women and girls from across this country had a prime minister stand up and say, 'As the prime minister of Canada, it is up to me to dictate whether or...
--Eighth NewsWatch-
---(NB-Flooding)Flood waters continue to rise in southern New Brunswick, and so do concerns for health and safety.The provincial Emergency Measures Organization issued warnings for people who have private well water supplies affected by flooding, saying...
--Eleventh NewsWatch-
---(Alta-UCP-Convention) (Audio: 113)Fireworks at the Alberta United Conservative party founding policy conference in Red Deer.Delegates have voted 57 per cent in favour of a motion to have parents told when their child joins after-school social clubs,...
Family of Injured Humboldt Broncos Player Says GoFundMe Should Be Split Evenly
What to do with GoFundMe money from Broncos crash?--At least one family whose son was injured in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash says the millions raised by a GoFundMe campaign should be split evenly among the survivors and the families of those killed.The...
--Fifth Newswatch-
---(NB-Flooding)Floodwaters are expected to peak at about 5.9 metres today in Saint John, New Brunswick.The city's emergency management director is cautioning people about being in contact with the flood waters.Kevin Clifford says people understand the...
First Nation Calling for Bike Paths after 3 Boys Killed by Alleged Drunk Driver
First Nation considers bike paths after boys killed--NELSON HOUSE, Man. - A Manitoba chief is calling for bike paths along an unpaved road into the northern community where three young boys were killed by an alleged drunk driver.Mattheo Moore-Spence,...
--First NewsWatch-
---(NB-Flooding)Residents in southern New Brunswick are still dealing with rising floodwaters.Officials say volunteers continue to pack and stack sandbags in neighbourhoods slowly slipping beneath the water.The Coast Guard has also deployed boats and...
Five Things to Watch for in the Canadian Business World in the Coming Week
Five things to watch for in Canadian business--TORONTO - Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week:Cleared to strike? WestJet discusses first-quarter results on Tuesday. The Calgary-based airline agreed in late April...
Flood Waters Expected to Rise in Parts of Southern New Brunswick
Flood waters expected to rise in N.B.--SAINT JOHN, N.B. - Floodwaters in southern New Brunswick continued to rise Saturday as volunteers packed sandbags, and the Coast Guard deployed boats and staff to help with evacuations and patrols.Kevin Whalen was...
Flood Waters in New Brunswick Raise Concerns for Health and Safety
Flood waters raise health and safety concerns--SAINT JOHN, N.B. - As flood waters continue to rise in southern New Brunswick, so too do concerns for health and safety."Lots of sewage systems have been compromised by flooding, and when they're overwhelmed...
--Fourth Newswatch-
---(NB-Flooding)Fisheries and Oceans Minister Dominic LeBlanc says the level of the water submerging parts of southern New Brunswick and the amount of damage it's causing is unprecedented.LeBlanc surveyed parts of the flood zone by helicopter yesterday,...
(Home Teams Listed First)
Weekend's Grouped Soccer Scores--ARGENTINAPrimera ASunday's resultsTemperley 1 Patronato Parana 2Independiente 2 Gimnasia 2Tigre 0 Lanus 0Boca Juniors vs. Santa FeEstudiantes vs. Racing ClubSaturday's resultsSan Lorenzo 2 Belgrano 0Arsenal 4 Rosario...
Hundreds of Thousands without Power Following Disastrous Wind Storm
Hundreds of thousands without power following storm--Tens of thousands of people were still without power across Central Canada early Sunday morning following a windstorm that downed trees and power lines and left two people dead.Environment Canada said...
Kyle Connor Leads the Way as Jets Beat Predators 6-2 to Take 3-2 Series Lead
Jets beat Preds to take 3-2 series lead--NASHVILLE - Kyle Connor made a move in the first period Saturday that signalled to Jets captain Blake Wheeler his linemate was going to have a big night.Head coach Paul Maurice saw the same thing.The rookie winger...
LeBron Sinks Buzzer-Beater as Cavs Edge Raptors, Take 3-0 Playoff Stranglehold
LeBron pushes Raptors to playoff precipice--CLEVELAND - For a brief moment Saturday night, thanks to a late three-pointer by rookie OG Anunoby, the Raptors got one hand out of the playoff hole they had dug themselves.Then LeBron James buried them.James,...
Liberals Ask Elections Ontario to Investigate Doug Ford's Campaign Videos
Liberals want Ford's campaign videos investigated--TORONTO - Ontario's Liberals have asked Elections Ontario to investigate Progressive Conservative leader Doug Ford's use of campaign videos that the governing party says might flout election finance...
Manitoba NDP May Campaign on Higher Income and Corporate Taxes in 2020
Manitoba NDP leader eyes some tax hikes--BRANDON, Man. - Manitoba's Opposition New Democrats appear set to campaign on higher corporate and personal income taxes in the next provincial election, promoting the idea as an alternative to the Progressive...
McElhinney Earns Shutout as Canada Routs South Korea 10-0 at Hockey Worlds
McElhinney has shutout as Canada routs Korea--HERNING, Denmark - Tyson Jost and Joel Edmundson had an immediate impact on Team Canada's lineup at the men's world hockey championship.Jost scored twice and Curtis McElhinney stopped 25 shots for the shutout...
Montreal Prepares to Debut New High-Tech, Self-Cleaning Public Bathrooms
Public bathrooms returning to Montreal--MONTREAL - The City of Montreal once boasted an impressive fleet of 20 or so art deco-inspired public toilets, built in the 1930s to improve hygiene and create work during the Great Depression.But by the 1970s,...
Montreal's Belz Hasidic Community Celebrates Spiritual Leader's Visit
Montreal Hasidic Jews celebrate leader's visit--MONTREAL - Red carpets, dancing crowds, bonfires and street celebrations are some of the ways Montreal's Belz orthodox Jewish community have marked a rare visit by their spiritual leader over the past several...
Musher Closing in on New Brunswick Destination after 100 Days of Sledding
Musher nearing home after 100 day, 3,000 km trek--A New Brunswick man making his way across Canada on a dog sled says he's on track to arrive at his final destination in a week's time after being set back by warm weather and flooding.Justin Allen was...
National Audio 10:25 AM ET
National Audio 10:25 AM ET--NAT069 - (NKorea-US) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) WASHINGTON. x-24s. The countdown has begun until U-S President Donald Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un are expected to hold their first summit. Many worry the two will never...
National Audio 10:55 AM ET
National Audio 10:55 AM ET--NAT073 - (US-Trump) WASHINGTON. x-09s. The Sunday morning political talk shows in the U-S featured debate on whether President Donald Trump might assert his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination in the Russia investigation....
National Audio 2:55 AM ET
National Audio 2:55 AM ET--NAT001 - (Alta-UCP-Convention) RED DEER, Alta. x-14s. United Conservative Leader Jason Kenney revved up his troops with a fiery speech at the Alberta party's founding policy convention in Red Deer Saturday night. He took direct...
National Audio 2:55 PM ET
National Audio 2:55 PM ET--NAT089 - (US-United-States-Iran) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) WASHINGTON. x-08s. Britain's ambassador to the U-S says his country, Germany and France are working on a possible proposal to bring to President Donald Trump that could...
National Audio 3:35 PM ET
National Audio 3:35 PM ET--NAT094 - (US-Hawaii-Volcano) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) PAHOA, Hawaii. x-13s. As the lava from Hawaii's Kilauea (kill-uh-WAY-ah) Volcano destroys homes, the nearly two-thousand people evacuated are forced to hold tight and hope for...
National Audio 4:25 AM ET
National Audio 4:25 AM ET--NAT035 - (US-Trump-Giuliani) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-07s. Rudy Giuliani -- the former mayor of New York and now attorney for U-S President Donald Trump -- appeared on Fox News again to walk back some comments he made...
National Audio 5:35 PM ET
National Audio 5:35 PM ET--NAT104 - (US-Trinity-Church-Renovation) (EXTENDED) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-37s. (Lynda Lopez) An historic New York City church that's become an even more popular tourist attraction thanks to the Broadway hit musical,...
New York Partner Powers Software Firm's Drive to Make Charity More Efficient
Tech firm adds efficiency to the giving game--CALGARY - Bryan de Lottinville's relationship with charities is complicated.As the founder and CEO of Calgary-based Benevity Inc., the 58-year-old wants to help as much as he can by providing his multinational...
--Ninth NewsWatch-
---(NB-Flooding) (Audio:090)Officials are warning residents of New Brunswick to avoid or limit their contact with flood waters.Greg MacCallum, the director of New Brunswick Emergency Measures, says many sewage systems have been compromised because of...
--Ontario Update-
---(Granic-Allen-Dropped)Ontario's Progressive Conservatives have dropped a controversial candidate from their roster less than a month ahead of the spring election.P-C Leader Doug Ford says in a statement that Tanya Granic Allen will no longer represent...
Parents of YouTube Stars on Dealing with Kids Who Want to Skip School to Stream
Parents of YouTube stars on kids going pro--TORONTO - When people ask Michael Latsky about his kids he starts by proudly sharing that his eldest son is going to be a doctor. Then, with his head hung low, he'll mutter that his youngest, Robert, dropped...
Party Leaders to Square off in First Debate Ahead of Ontario Election
Leaders square off in first debate before Ontario election--TORONTO - The leaders of Ontario's three main political parties will square off on the same stage for the first time Monday, just days before the official start of the province's spring election...
--Prairie Update-
(Mba-Impaired-Boating)Investigators in Winnipeg say they want to talk with anyone who may have been in contact with a group of men at the docks near The Forks on Friday night before their boat capsized on the Red River.Police were called to a report...
--Second NewsWatch-
---(NB-Floods-Animals)While some residents of waterlogged New Brunswick are being forced from their homes, a group of animal lovers is focusing on displaced livestock.Farm animals uprooted by the flood have been shepherded to the Fredericton Exhibition...
--Seventh NewsWatch-
---(NB-Flooding) (Audio: 59)Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for southern New Brunswick warning more rain is expected tonight.That's only going to add to the misery with floodwaters already at record highs in some areas.The forecast...
--Sixth NewsWatch-
---(NB-Flooding) (Audio: 60)Emergency management officials in Saint John are warning people flood waters could be contaminated with a whole host of things.Kevin Clifford says water levels in the city are expected to peak around 5.9 metres today, which...
SportsCall Audio 3:00 AM ET
SportsCall Audio 3:00 AM ET--NAT025 - (SPORTS-HKN-Penguins-Capitals) WASHINGTON. x-16s. The Washington Capitals are a win away from the Eastern Conference final. They downed the defending champion Penguins 6-3 to take a 3-2 lead in the series. Penguins...
SportsCall Audio 4:00 AM ET
SportsCall Audio 4:00 AM ET--NAT034 - (SPORTS-RAC-Kentucky-Derby) LOUISVILLE, Ky. x-10s. Justify is the winner of the 144th Kentucky Derby. The chestnut colt splashed through a muddy track to win at Churchill Downs by two-and-a-half lengths. Trainer...
SportsCall Audio 5:00 AM ET
SportsCall Audio 5:00 AM ET--NAT045 - (SPORTS-BBN-Rockies-Mets) NEW YORK. x-15s. Chad Bettis pitched seven smooth innings, Nolan Arenado homered early off the big apple at Citi Field, and the Rockies shut down the slumping Mets 2-0. Mets manager Mickey...
SportsCall Audio 9:10 PM ET
SportsCall Audio 9:10 PM ET--NAT130 - (SPORTS-BKN: Warriors 118, Pelicans 92) NEW ORLEANS. x-11s. Kevin Durant had 38 points and nine rebounds and the Golden State Warriors soundly defeated the New Orleans Pelicans 118-92 to take a commanding 3-1 lead...
--Tenth NewsWatch-
---(NB-Flooding) (Audio:091)Floodwaters continue to rise in southern New Brunswick, and officials there say they won't start to recede until much later this week.Greg MacCallum, the director of New Brunswick's Emergency Measures Organization, says the...
'The Definition of Family Is Evolving': Collective Housing Creates Community
Collective housing creates community in Vancouver--VANCOUVER - In a city known for soaring real estate prices and low vacancies, some people in Vancouver are finding innovative ways of blending their housing and social needs.One option is called collective...
Their Backs to the Wall, Raptors Say They Will Come out Fighting Monday
Raptors promise to come out fighting--CLEVELAND - As the Raptors' practice wound down Sunday, star guard DeMar DeRozan sat alone with his back to the wall and headphones clamped on his hoodie-clad head.One could only imagine the torrent of emotions whirling...
--Third NewsWatch-
---(NB-Flooding)Another anxious day is dawning for the flood-weary residents of southern New Brunswick.With the water continuing to rise in the Saint John area the Coast Guard was put on patrol to assist in any evacuations.Premier Brian Gallant rolled...
--Thirteenth NewsWatch-
---(Alta-UCP-Convention)United Conservative Leader Jason Kenney is promising an all-out attack on those who support the demonization of Alberta oil.Kenney delivered a fiery keynote speech to three-thousand delegates at the party's founding convention...
Today in History - May 6
Today in History - May 6--Today in History for May 6:In 1491 BC, it is said Moses began his ascent up Mount Sinai and his inevitable appointment with the Lord to receive the Ten Commandments.In 878, the Christian king of Wessex, Alfred the Great, defeated...
Today in Music History - May 6
Today in Music History - May 6--Today in Music History for May 6:In 1859, John Bayley conducted the Victoria Philharmonic Society in the first concert given in what now is the British Columbia capital. Bayley also is reported to have played a clarinet...
Top News Advisory for Sunday, May 6, 2018
Top News Advisory for Sunday, May 6--TOP NEWS ADVISORYMay 612 p.m. ETHere are the latest Top News stories from The Canadian Press. All times are Eastern unless otherwise stated. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are subject to change...
--Twelfth NewsWatch-
---(Hawaii-Volcano) (Audio: 117)The number of homes destroyed by lava from the erupting Kilauea (kill-uh-WAY'-ah) Volcano has risen sharply to 26.Hawaiian authorities say active venting of lava and dangerous levels of volcanic gases continue around a...
Winnipeg Jets Head Home Looking to Clinch Series with Nashville Predators
Jets head home looking to clinch series--The Winnipeg Jets are hoping to avoid the distractions that come with being one win away from making the first conference final in the city's history."I'm not going to do much grocery shopping," captain Blake...
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