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ADVISORY-B-C Calendar
Here is Monday's B.C. calendar:BURNABY - The BC Coroners Service will hold a public inquest into the death of Deanna Renee Desjarlais. Her body was found in Surrey's Hawthorne Park in May 2016, but she was not identified until that September. (20th Floor,...
Advisory-Prairie-Calendar
Good Morning! The early editor for the Prairie region at The Canadian Press Edmonton is Ken Trimble. Your queries and contributions are welcome. Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba stations call 780-428-6107 and press zero to reach the newsroom. Edmontons...
As We Remember VE Day, Remember Too the German Women Who Were Raped
As we remember VE Day, remember too the German women who were raped--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...
Atlantic Audio 11:05 AM AT
Atlantic Audio 11:05 AM AT--AT03 - (NB-Flooding)FREDERICTON. x-17s. Public Safety officials in New Brunswick say floodwater levels in Saint John are expected to rise for one more day and should begin to stabilize after that. Geoffrey Downey of the Emergency...
Atlantic Audio 2:25 PM AT
Atlantic Audio 2:25 PM AT--AT05 - (NS-Privacy-Breaches)HALIFAX. x-19s. Police have dropped the case against a 19-year-old Halifax man alleged to have breached a Nova Scotia freedom-of-information website. Police say there are no grounds for charges....
Atlantic Audio 7:15 AM AT
Atlantic Audio 7:15 AM AT--AT01 - (NB-Flooding)ROTHESAY, N.B. x-15s. Flood waters in southern New Brunswick have yet to peak as homeowners and volunteers continue efforts to protect homes and properties. Sand bagging operations were common in many communities...
--Atlantic Update-
---(NS-Privacy-Breaches)Police have dropped the case against a young Halifax man who was alleged to have breached a Nova Scotia freedom-of-information website.But now, the issue has shifted back to whether the province had basic measures in place to...
--Atlantic Update-
---(NB-Flooding)As flood waters continue to rise in southern New Brunswick, so do concerns for health and safety.New Brunswick's Emergency Measures Organization says lots of sewage systems in the province have been compromised by the flooding, and the...
B.C. High School Students Who Suffered in Silence Now Helping Others
Despair had a name these teens didn't know--VANCOUVER - At his lowest point in Grade 10, Joshua Ramos would walk the streets of his neighbourhood at midnight wearing headphones and wish for the music to drown out the dark thoughts that followed him everywhere.At...
B.C. Sets New Greenhouse Reduction Targets to 60 per Cent by 2040
B.C. sets new greenhouse gas reduction targets--VICTORIA - British Columbia's government is counting on businesses, communities and residents to help fight climate change over the coming decades, the province's environment minister said Monday.George...
--B-C Update-
------(BC-Newlywed-Death-Charges)A Surrey man has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of a newlywed husband seven years ago.Mounties say 30-year-old Manbir Singh Kajla was killed in 2011 in an apparent case of road rage, just hours after...
Calgary Constable Gets Jail Sentence for Assaulting Suspect during Arrest
Officer goes to jail for assault during arrest--CALGARY - A Calgary police officer who used excessive force against a suspect during an arrest has been handed a 90-day sentence.Const. James Othen was found guilty of assault causing bodily harm and assault...
Canadian-Bred Flameaway Being Pointed to Plate Following Derby Run
Flameaway being pointed to Queen's Plate--Never has a 13th-place finish been so easy to accept for trainer Mark Casse.Canadian-bred Flameaway finished a distant 13th in the Kentucky Derby at a rain-soaked Churchill Downs on Saturday. But more importantly,...
Celebrity Birthdays for May 7
Celebrity birthdays for May 7--Celebrity Birthdays for May 7:Singer Thelma Houston is 75.Actress Robin Strasser ("One Life To Live," ''Passions") is 73.Singer-songwriter Bill Danoff (Starland Vocal Band) is 72.Drummer Bill Kreutzmann of the Grateful...
City North of Toronto Sells Itself as the Home for Amazon's Second Headquarters
Ontario city moves to stand apart in Amazon bid--TORONTO - A city just north of Toronto is looking to set itself apart from the rest of region as the home for Amazon's second North American headquarters.Markham, Ont. -- one of 10 Canadian cities that...
Cleveland's Lue Speaks out in Support of Raptors Counterpart Dwane Casey
Cleveland's Lue speak out in support of Casey--Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue says the idea that Raptors coach Dwane Casey's job might be in jeopardy is absurd.Lue was asked prior to Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinal about Casey's future...
Crown Drops Sex Assault Charge against Cabbie, Saying Conviction Not Realistic
Crown drops sex assault charge against cabbie--HALIFAX - A sexual assault charge against a Halifax taxi driver has been dropped, after the Crown said there was no realistic prospect of conviction.Farset Mohammad's judge-alone trial, in relation to an...
Damage Becoming Clear amid Historic Flood: 'Oh My God, Your Heart Is Broken'
Damage becoming clear amid historic flood--SAINT JOHN, N.B. - For 48 years, Jerry McFarland's rustic cottage on New Brunswick's Grand Lake was a cherished refuge for family and friends, where precious summertime memories were carefully recorded in well-worn...
Damage from Flooding Doesn't Have to Be Inevitable
Damage from flooding doesn't have to be inevitable--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...
Demand Outstripping Resources at Mental-Health Clinics for Veterans: Documents
Vets face long waits at mental-health clinics--OTTAWA - Demand for service has been outstripping the resources available to a network of mental-health clinics set up across the country to help veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and other psychological...
Ecological Integrity to Be Top Priority for Parks Canada: Environment Minister
Minister recommits Parks Canada to ecological integrity--OTTAWA - Protecting and conserving the natural environment is Parks Canada's main job, the federal environment minister concludes in her response to a massive public consultation on the future...
Editorial Exchange: Clarity Needed on What Drug Manufacturers Are Paying Doctors Millions of Dollars For
Editorial Exchange: Clarity needed on what drug manufacturers are paying doctors millions of dollars for--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published May 5:The opioid crisis in Canada is getting worse, despite efforts to curtail it. The latest figures...
Editorial Exchange: Doug Ford Evades Real Scrutiny by Hiring His Own Reporter
Editorial Exchange: Doug Ford evades real scrutiny by hiring his own reporter--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published May 6:If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, it appears Ontario PC Leader Doug Ford has vastly upgraded his opinion...
Editorial Exchange: Growing Problems Plague Schools
Editorial Exchange: Growing problems plague schools--An editorial from the Prince George Citizen, published May 4:Schools have never been just schools and teachers have never been just teachers.Schools have always been neighbourhood centres, community...
Editorial Exchange: No Finer Investment Than Early Childhood Education
Editorial Exchange: No finer investment than early childhood education--An editorial from the Halifax Chronicle Herald, published May 7:"There is no finer investment for any community," Sir Winston Churchill said in a wartime radio broadcast, "than putting...
Editorial Exchange: Prescription for a Good Debate
Editorial Exchange: Prescription for a good debate--An editorial from the Winnipeg Free Press, published May 7:There are many ways in which Canadians describe the concept of a national pharmacare plan:A dream. A national aspiration. A fool's errand....
--Eighteenth NewsWatch-
---(NB-Flooding) (Audio: 078)New Brunswick's Emergency Measures Organization is urging residents to remain vigilant.Record flooding along the Saint John River is expected to ease over the next several days, then begin to stabilize.But the E-M-O says...
--Eighth NewsWatch-
---(NB-Flooding) (Audio: 78)The Red Cross is launching a fundraising effort to help people who have lost their homes to flooding in New Brunswick.Public safety officials say water levels on much of the Saint John River have stabilized, except around...
--Eleventh NewsWatch-
---(Emergency-Alert-Test) (Audio: P05) (WATCH FOR DATING)This morning's test of the new national public alert system for mobile devices in Quebec didn't work because of a space incorrectly included in the coding.But it did go out on radio and T-V as...
Fanfare Greets Furry Foursome: Giant Panda Family Makes Its Calgary Zoo Debut
Pandas make public debut at Calgary Zoo--CALGARY - Two giant panda cubs were in a playful mood Monday as the Calgary Zoo introduced them and their parents to the general public.Jia Panpan and Jia Yueyue -- meaning Canadian Hope and Canadian Joy -- could...
--Fifteenth NewsWatch-
---(Emergency-Alert-Test)It's a good thing Canada's new national public alert system is being tested before it's needed, because things have not been going as planned so far.The system was tested in Quebec and Ontario today, with problems reported in...
--Fifth Newswatch-
---(NB-Flooding) (Audio:49)Officials say floodwaters in southern New Brunswick have yet to peak, leaving homeowners and volunteers to continue sand-bagging efforts to protect homes and properties.Resident Stephen Brittian says the swift rise in water...
Filmmaker Receives Non-Binary Birth Certificate after Legal Battle with Ontario
Non-binary birth certificate issued in Ontario--An Ontario-born filmmaker has been issued a non-binary birth certificate after a year-long legal battle with the provincial government and says receiving the document marks a victory for the non-binary...
--First NewsWatch-
---(NB-Flooding)Record-breaking floods continue to present challenges to residents in southern New Brunswick.Officials are now warning that the rising water levels could be heavily contaminated with sewage, increasing the risk of infections, sickness...
Former Tory Candidate Says Ford Has Betrayed Social Conservatives
Ford betrayed social conservatives: Granic Allen--TORONTO - A controversial former Progressive Conservative candidate is calling her recent removal from the Tory roster another betrayal of social conservatives and is vowing to hold Doug Ford to commitments...
--Fourteenth Newswatch-
---(Emergency-Alert-Test) (Audio: P08)Testing of the new national public alert system for mobile devices is still scheduled for the rest of the country later this week, although there were issues with the system in both Quebec and Ontario today.A space...
--Fourth Newswatch-
---(NB-Flooding) (Audio:50)You can add sewage contamination to the long list of problems residents in southern New Brunswick are dealing with as they battle record-breaking floods.Emergency officials say many sewage systems have been overwhelmed, turning...
'Grassroots Guarantee' Website Down as UCP Leader Overrides Party's Resolution
'Grassroots guarantee' website down after UCP meeting--EDMONTON - The leader of Alberta's United Conservatives says a technical issue is to blame for the disappearance of his website that guarantees he will listen to the party's grassroots after party...
Hawaiian Volcanic Eruption Leaves Former Vancouver Resident Shaken
Former B.C. resident shaken by volcanic eruption--MAUNA LOA, Hawaii - A former Vancouver resident who owns a tea farm near the Kilauea volcano says her small Hawaiian community has been traumatized since molten lava began spewing several days ago.Eliah...
Historic Black Church Loses Name of Halifax's Controversial Founder
Historic black church loses Cornwallis name--HALIFAX - A historically black Halifax church whose longtime name paid homage to the city's controversial founder has a new appellation.Members of the Cornwallis Street Baptist Church voted Sunday to change...
Horses and Soccer to Converge at Calgary's Spruce Meadows in 2019
Horses, soccer to converge at Spruce Meadows--CALGARY - Combining horses with soccer isn't a stretch at Spruce Meadows, according to the equestrian facility's senior vice-president.Calgary's team in the new Canadian Premier League starting in 2019 will...
How Newcomer Entrepreneurs Are Making a Difference in Atlantic Canada
How newcomer entrepreneurs are making a difference in Atlantic Canada--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...
Hundreds Attend Visitation for 45-Year-Old Victim of Toronto Van Attack
Visitation held for van attack victim--TORONTO - Hundreds of mourners came together at a chapel north of Toronto on Sunday, where they sang songs and said prayers in remembrance of one of 10 people who died in last month's deadly van attack in north...
Indigenous Protesters Angry over Muskrat Falls Detained on Parliament Hill
Indigenous protesters detained on Hill--OTTAWA - A number of Indigenous elders and demonstrators were arrested for trespassing Monday on Parliament Hill after breaching a designated perimeter for protests during a rally against the Muskrat Falls project...
In the News Today, May 7
In the news today, May 7--Six stories in the news for Monday, May 7------NEW BRUNSWICK FLOODING RAISING HEALTH AND SAFETY CONCERNSWater levels are expected to continue rising in southern New Brunswick over the next few days -- and with them, concerns...
Kenney Returns to Ottawa as Wing Man in Tories' Fight against Carbon Tax
Kenney returns to Ottawa for carbon tax fight--OTTAWA - Jason Kenney, leader of Alberta's United Conservative Party, returned to Parliament Hill on Monday where he sparred with federal lawmakers over the Trudeau government's carbon pricing policy, which...
Loblaw Eyes Recreational Marijuana Market in Newfoundland and Labrador
Loblaw looks to sell recreational pot in NL--TORONTO - Loblaw Companies Ltd. is looking to sell recreational marijuana in Newfoundland and Labrador, as the provincial body handling pot sales has included the company on its list of potential licensed...
Med School Beckons, Calgary Stampeders Quarterback Andrew Buckley Retires
Stampeders QB Andrew Buckley retires--CALGARY - Playing football and following his parents into medicine were Andrew Buckley's childhood passions.Two years into his pro football career with the Calgary Stampeders, the 24-year-old quarterback's acceptance...
Metals Miner Sherritt Says It Has Developed Oilsands Partial Upgrading Technology
Sherritt touts new oilsands upgrading tech--CALGARY - Toronto-based miner Sherritt International Corp. says it has developed a partial upgrading technology for the oilsands that could qualify for a $1-billion incentive program recently announced by the...
Millennials Embrace Royal Wedding for Pushing Traditions
Millennials embrace royal wedding's kitsch, romance--TORONTO - Laura Moniz was never especially interested in the British Royal Family, but she is going all out to celebrate the upcoming wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.The 32-year-old schoolteacher...
Ministers Warn 'No Free Ticket' for Nigerian Asylum Seekers Crossing into Quebec
Hussen to go to Nigeria to discuss asylum seekers--MONTREAL - Federal Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen will head to Nigeria in the coming weeks amid an influx of nationals from that country seeking asylum in Canada in recent months.Three senior federal...
Montreal's Mysterious Monument: Whose Past Do We Commemorate?
Montreal's mysterious monument: Whose past do we commemorate?--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...
NAFTA Watch: Countries Meet in Possible Final Push for Deal in 2018
NAFTA watch: Countries seek deal in D.C.--WASHINGTON - The NAFTA countries began a days-long negotiating round Monday in what could be their final chance for an agreement this year, before the talks enter electoral hibernation.Any possibility of a deal...
National Audio 10:25 AM ET
National Audio 10:25 AM ET--NAT078 - (NB-Flooding) FREDERICTON. x-17s. Public safety officials in New Brunswick say floodwater levels in Saint John are expected to rise for one more day and should begin to stabilize after that. Geoffrey Downey of the...
National Audio 1:55 PM ET
National Audio 1:55 PM ET--NAT097 - (Israel-US) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) JERUSALEM. x-29s. (Jordana Miller) Jerusalem city officials have put up road signs pointing to the new U-S Embassy, which is set to move to the contested city next week. (SOURCE:ABC)--NAT098...
National Audio 2:05 PM ET
National Audio 2:05 PM ET--NAT100 - (NS-Privacy-Breaches) HALIFAX. x-10s. The case against a 19-year-old Halifax man alleged to have breached a Nova Scotia freedom-of-information website has been dropped after police determined the teenager had no intent...
National Audio 2:35 AM ET
National Audio 2:35 AM ET--NAT001 - (Emergency-Alert-Test) OTTAWA. x-35s. (Terry Pedwell) Mobile devices across Canada will be buzzing a little more than usual this week as emergency management officials test a new national public alert system. (opens...
National Audio 2:35 PM ET
National Audio 2:35 PM ET--NAT105 - (Russia-Putin) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) MOSCOW. x-30s. (Patrick Reevell) Vladimir Putin has been sworn in as Russian president for a fourth term after being re-elected in March. (SOURCE:ABC)--NAT104 - (NB-Flooding) FREDERICTON...
National Audio 4:35 AM ET
National Audio 4:35 AM ET--NAT024 - (Business-Minute) TORONTO. x-59s. (Rob Westgate) The Canadian Press Morning Business Minute. (SOURCE:The Canadian Press) --NAT025 - (US-United-States-Iran) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) WASHINGTON. x-25s. (Conor Finnegan) The...
National Audio 4:45 AM ET
National Audio 4:45 AM ET--NAT030 - (US-Ohio-Kidnappings-Fifth-Anniversary) (EXTENDED) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) CLEVELAND. x-28s. Sunday was the fifth anniversary of the escape three women made from the so-called "Cleveland house of horrors." Amanda Berry,...
National Audio 5:05 AM ET
National Audio 5:05 AM ET--NAT039 - (US-Hawaii-Volcano) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) PAHOA, Hawaii. x-15s. Hawaii's Kilauea (kill-uh-WAY'-ah) volcano causes more destruction. Officials now say more than two dozen structures have been destroyed. A-B-C's Marci...
National Audio 5:15 PM ET
National Audio 5:15 PM ET--NAT118 - (Calgary-Pandas) CALGARY. x-11s. Dozens lined up at the Calgary Zoo today to see a family of pandas make their public debut. The furry foursome were shipped from Toronto to Calgary earlier this spring and spent about...
National Audio 5:45 AM ET
National Audio 5:45 AM ET--NAT042 - (ML-Israel-Iran) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) JERUSALEM. x-31s. (Jordana Miller) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu openly talked about possible conflict with Iran Sunday during his weekly cabinet meeting. A-B-C's Jordana...
National Audio 6:05 AM ET
National Audio 6:05 AM ET--AT01 - (NB-Flooding)ROTHESAY, N.B. x-15s. Flood waters in southern New Brunswick have yet to peak as homeowners and volunteers continue efforts to protect homes and properties. Sand bagging operations were common in many communities...
National Audio 6:15 AM ET
National Audio 6:15 AM ET--NAT049 - (NB-Flooding) ROTHESAY, N.B. x-15s. Flood waters in southern New Brunswick have yet to peak as homeowners and volunteers continue efforts to protect homes and properties. Sand bagging operations were common in many...
National Audio 6:55 PM ET
National Audio 6:55 PM ET--NAT128 - (US-Sessions-Border) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) SAN DIEGO. x-13s. U-S Attorney General Jeff Sessions says his zero-tolerance policy against anyone who enters the U-S illegally may cause parents to be separated from their...
National Audio 7:45 PM ET
National Audio 7:45 PM ET--NAT132 - (BC-Climate-Targets) VICTORIA. x-14s. B-C Environment Minister George Heyman says the province is setting new targets to cut harmful greenhouse gas emissions and fight climate change. He says government, industry and...
National Audio 8:05 AM ET
National Audio 8:05 AM ET--NAT060 - (US-Nestle-Starbucks) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-31s. (Sharon Reid) A deal reportedly worth billions is creating a new global coffee alliance. (SOURCE:ABC)--NAT061 - (ECMA-Sunday) (FOR PRODUCTION) UNDATED. x-30s....
National Audio 9:15 AM ET
National Audio 9:15 AM ET--NAT066 - (ENT-MUSIC-Janet-Jackson) (FOR PRODUCTION) UNDATED. x-37s. Janet Jackson's icon status is being confirmed at the Billboard Awards. The superstar is set to get the Billboard Icon Award at the May 20th ceremony in Las...
National Audio 9:45 AM ET
National Audio 9:45 AM ET--NAT070 - (ENT-Ken-Jeong) (FOR PRODUCTION) UNDATED. x-46s. Ken Jeong's medical degree is nothing to laugh at. The comedian's training came in handy Saturday when an audience member began having a seizure as he was performing...
New RCMP Chief's Philosophy: 'Be Kind and Take Care of Others, Have Fun'
New RCMP boss's approach: 'Be kind, have fun'--OTTAWA - When she ran the RCMP's training academy in Regina, Brenda Lucki told graduating cadets to make the communities they serve better, to be kind and take care of others, to look after themselves and,...
--Nineteenth NewsWatch-
---(NB-Flooding) (Audio: 079)Some welcome news for people in flood-ravaged southern New Brunswick.The provincial Emergency Measures Organization says water levels on the swollen Saint John River are expected to rise for one more day, before beginning...
--Ninth NewsWatch-
---(Asylum-Seekers)Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen will be going to Nigeria soon as the government tries to stem the flow of mostly Nigerian asylum seekers walking into Quebec from the U-S.The government is also working closely with the U-S, because...
Nova Scotia Marijuana Outlets to Be 'Bright, Open, Inviting,' Corporation Says
Marijuana outlets to be 'bright, open, inviting'--HALIFAX - Nova Scotia's legal marijuana stores will be "bright, open, and inviting" -- but the product itself will be sold in secure containers and then sealed in a paper bag.Conceptual drawings released...
Olympian Georgia Simmerling Retires from Ski Cross, Will Continue Track Cycling
Simmerling retires from ski cross racing--CALGARY - Georgia Simmerling has retired from ski cross racing, but intends to continue track cycling with an eye towards the 2020 Olympic Games.Simmerling, from West Vancouver, B.C., helped Canada's cycling...
Ontario Government Introduces Legislation That Would End York University Strike
Ontario government moves to end YorkU strike--TORONTO - Ontario's governing Liberals have introduced legislation that would end a two-month strike at Toronto's York University, but acknowledge there is little chance it will pass before the upcoming election.If...
--Ontario Update-
---(Leaders-Debate)The three major candidates for premier of Ontario will face off to night in the first debate ahead of the June 7th election.Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne, newly-elected Progressive Conservative leader Doug Ford, and N-D-P leader Andrea...
--Ontario Update-
---(Ont-Opposition)The provincial Liberal Party is calling for an investigation into Progressive Conservative videos that Liberals say might break election finance rules.The videos in question are produced by the P-C party and filmed in the style of...
--Ontario Update-
---(Ont-Elxn-First-Debate)Experts say tonight's debate between Ontario's three major political parties will likely be a showdown between Premier Kathleen Wynne and P-C Leader Doug Ford.The rhetoric between the Liberals and the Tories is already fiery,...
Photo Advisory
Photo advisory--The Canadian Press photo advisory addition for Monday, May 7, 2018. Entries with an estimated photo transmission time (EST) are staffed by The Canadian Press or Associated Press photojournalists.]ADDS: OTTAWA--After a year-long legal...
Photo Advisory Addition
Photo advisory addition--The Canadian Press photo advisory for Tuesday, May 8, 2018. Entries with an estimated photo transmission time (EST) are staffed by The Canadian Press or Associated Press photojournalists.FREDERICTON--Developments in St. John...
PM Turns to Cyberspy Agency to Find New National Security Adviser
PM chooses new national security adviser--OTTAWA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has raided Canada's secretive cyberspy agency to find a new national security adviser.He's named Greta Bossenmaier, currently chief of the Communications Security Establishment,...
Police Drop Privacy-Breach Case against Halifax teen:'No Grounds to Lay Charges'
Police drop privacy-breach case against teen--HALIFAX - Police have dropped the case against a young Halifax man alleged to have breached a Nova Scotia freedom-of-information website, shifting the issue squarely back to whether the province had basic...
Prairie Audio 2:50 PM MT
Prairie Audio 2:50 PM MT--PR05 - (Calgary-Pandas)CALGARY. x-12s. A furry foursome of pandas that were shipped from Toronto to Calgary earlier this spring made their public debut at the Calgary Zoo today. Two adults were loaned to Canadian zoos as part...
Prairie Audio 3:00 PM MT
Prairie Audio 3:00 PM MT--PR07 - (Alta-UCP-Convention)OTTAWA. x-07s. The leader of Alberta's United Conservative Party is fielding questions today about the disappearance of his website, and along with it, references to his grassroots guarantee. Jason...
--Prairie Update-
(Alta-UCP-Convention)Alberta's United Conservative Party delegates have approved a controversial motion affecting gay children in schools, despite a warning from one caucus member that it was about outing gay kids.Party members at the U-C-P policy convention...
--Prairie Update-
(Alta-UCP-Convention)Alberta Opposition Leader Jason Kenney is blaming a technical issue for the fact that his personal website went down last week, along with its references to a so-called grassroots guarantee.The leader of the province's United Conservative...
Preds' Hartnell Hoping to 'Stir the Pot' If Called upon in Game 6 against Jets
Hartnell hoping to 'stir the pot' in Game 6--WINNIPEG - Scott Hartnell says there's "no secret" to what he will try to bring if called upon with his Nashville Predators facing elimination against the Winnipeg Jets.The veteran forward listed off the usual...
Prep-Agriculture-Report
(NB-Floods-Animals)Good Samaritans have come to the rescue of farm animals displaced by flooding in New Brunswick.Charlie Miles, president of the Fredericton Horsemen's Association, says the flooded Saint John River is causing uninhabitable conditions...
Prep-Entertainment-Report
Prep-Entertainment-Report----- STORMY DANIELS - "SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE"NEW YORK (AP) _"A storm's a coming, baby." Those were the words Stormy Daniels uttered to a make-believe U-S President Donald Trump during her surprise appearance on "Saturday Night...
Prep-Music-Report
Prep-Music-Report-----(ECMA-Sunday)A 16-year-old girl walked away with an East Coast Music Award Sunday night, making her one of the youngest winners in the event's 30-year history. Makayla Lynn of Elmsdale, N.S., nabbed Country Recording of the Year...
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...
Quebec Tourism Minister Julie Boulet Not Seeking Re-Election
Quebec cabinet minister Boulet won't run again--TROIS-RIVIERES, Que. - A fifth member of Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard's Liberal cabinet has announced she won't seek re-election later this year.Tourism Minister Julie Boulet said Monday she no longer...
Raptors Running out of Time as Cavaliers Look to End Toronto Season Yet Again
Raptors running out of time in Cleveland--CLEVELAND - Three games into their Eastern Conference semifinal against Cleveland, the Toronto Raptors have yet to find the answer to the Cavaliers.They came close in Games 1 and 3. If they don't solve the puzzle...
Rare Golden Eagle Found in Middle of Ocean, Far from Usual Habitat
Rare eagle plucked from ocean, taken to rehab--TRURO, N.S. - A rare bird has ended up in the care of a Nova Scotia rehabilitation centre after being plucked from the Atlantic Ocean by fishermen.The Cobequid Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre usually sees...
Record Floods Show World Has Changed and N.B. Must Adapt, Scientists Say
N.B. floods show world has changed: scientists--New Brunswick's record-breaking floods are a jarring reminder climate change is bringing a watery future that will wash away old patterns of life and force many to higher ground permanently, say environmental...
Report Shows Oilsands Emissions over Cap by 2030 Unless GHG Intensity Falls
Oilsands output and emissions set to grow--CALGARY - Canada's oilsands production could grow to the point that its emissions exceed the Alberta government's cap of 100 million tonnes per year by 2030, according to a forecast from the Canadian Energy...
River Forecast Centre Upgrades Number of B.C. Waterways on Flood Watch
More rivers in B.C. added to flood watch--VANCOUVER - The rapid melting of some of the highest snowpacks in British Columbia's history is causing flooding across the province, said provincial river watchers.David Campbell, head of the B.C. River Forecast...
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Scores Twice as Canada Beats Denmark 7-1 at Hockey Worlds
Canada beats Denmark 7-1 at hockey worlds--HERNING, Denmark - Connor McDavid and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins are showing that the chemistry they've built as linemates with the Edmonton Oilers can translate to the international stage.Nugent-Hopkins scored twice...
--Second NewsWatch-
---(NB-Flooding)Another day is about to dawn for residents in southern New Brunswick, where flood waters continue to rise.Officials say the current flood levels have surpassed previous records in 2008 and 1973.Hundreds of volunteers spent the weekend...
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