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'A Bear's Best Friend:' Alberta Naturalist Charlie Russell Dies at 76
Longtime Alberta naturalist dies at 76--An Alberta naturalist who lived with bears to learn that people are part of nature and not separate from it has died.Charlie Russell, who died Monday in hospital, was 76."The bears of the world have lost their...
Acting Chief Electoral Officer Stephane Perrault to Become Permanent
Acting elections watchdog to become permanent--OTTAWA - The man who's been filling in as the country's chief electoral watchdog for the last 18 months has been nominated to take over the job permanently.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has selected Stephane...
Actors Hired to Pose as Ontario Tory Supporters outside Leaders' Debate
Actors hired to play Ontario Tory supporters--TORONTO - Doug Ford and his Progressive Conservatives spent part of their day Tuesday explaining why a local candidate hired actors to pose as Tory supporters outside the first leaders' debate ahead of the...
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...
Airline Involved in Saskatchewan Crash Can Fly Passengers again:Transport Canada
Airline involved in Saskatchewan crash can fly passengers--FOND DU LAC, Sask. - The airline that operated the plane that crashed in northern Saskatchewan in December with 25 people on board has been cleared to resume flying passengers.Transport Canada...
Almost 100,000 Registered to Donate Organs after Humboldt Broncos Crash
Organ donations up after Humboldt crash--OTTAWA - Nearly 100,000 Canadians signed up to become organ donors after learning a victim of last month's Humboldt Broncos bus crash had signed a donor card just weeks before the crash -- and wound up saving...
Atlantic Audio 3:05 PM AT
Atlantic Audio 3:05 PM AT--AT03 - (NS-Classroom-Inclusion)HALIFAX. x-15s. More than 190 people will be hired for the upcoming school year in Nova Scotia as part of a 15 million dollar effort to boost supports for complex classroom needs including behavioural...
--Atlantic Update-
---(NB-Flooding)Emergency officials say floodwaters are finally starting to drop across southern New Brunswick -- but it could still be days before people forced out of their homes can return.Geoffrey Downey of the Emergency Measures Organization says...
--Atlantic Update-
---(NB-Flooding)The flooding in central New Brunswick is finally stabilizing after reaching record levels on the weekend.However, as the waters start to calm, the extent of damage caused in areas cut off by rising water is also starting to become clear.Pictures...
Banking While Black: The Business of Exclusion
Banking while Black: The business of exclusion--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...
BC Audio 8:05 AM ET
BC Audio 8:05 AM ET--BC04 - (Consent-Captain)VICTORIA. x-14s. The Victoria Event Centre has hired a so-called "consent captain" to help prevent sexual harassment and assault. Tanille Geib (GIBE) is a sexual health educator who has taken on the role and...
B.C. Introduces $5 Million to Playground Fund, Removes Parent Fundraising Need
B.C. invests $5 million in school playgrounds--VICTORIA - Dozens of schools around British Columbia will have new government-funded playgrounds by the time students return to class in September.Premier John Horgan announced Tuesday that his government...
--B-C Update-
------(BC-Ferry-Police-Incident)B-C's police watchdog says its investigators are headed to Nanaimo after a man was killed during an attempted arrest by R-C-M-P at a ferry terminal.Mounties say shots were fired after officers were called to the Departure...
'Big Bang Theory' Set to End Season with a Highly Anticipated Wedding
'Big Bang Theory' to end season on a high note--TORONTO - "The Big Bang Theory" will finish its 11th season on Thursday as the most-watched TV show in Canada for the eighth time in a row.That's the longest consecutive winning streak on record under the...
Bromance Alert: Kanye West and ... Jordan Peterson?
Bromance alert: Kanye West and ... Jordan Peterson?--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...
Canada Needs 'A Little More Swagger' Promoting Homegrown Innovations: Trudeau
Promote Canadian innovation with 'more swagger': Trudeau--TORONTO - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wants Canada to have "a little more swagger" in promoting homegrown innovations.Speaking at e-commerce giant Shopify Inc.'s annual conference in Toronto...
Canada's Wireless Prices Justified Even If High by World Standards: Think Tank
Canada's wireless prices justified: think tank--TORONTO - Canadians like to complain about paying some of the world's highest wireless prices, but a Montreal Economic Institute report says they should also acknowledge the cost of having some of the world's...
Canada to Apologize for Turning Away Nazi-Era Ship of Jews, Trudeau Says
Canada to say sorry for spurning Jews on ship--TORONTO - Canada will formally apologize for turning away a boat full of Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi Germany in 1939, resulting in scores of them dying, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday.In a well-received...
Canadian Press Advisory on Upcoming G7 Stories
CP advisory on upcoming G7 stories--MONTREAL - EDITORS AND NEWS DIRECTORS:The Canadian Press recently visited the Charlevoix region northeast of Quebec City ahead of next month's G7 summit. Reporter-editor Giuseppe Valiante has written three stories...
Carjacking Suspect Dies after Police Shooting at B.C. Ferry Dock: RCMP
Carjacking suspect dies after shooting: B.C. RCMP--NANAIMO, B.C. - A carjacking suspect died Tuesday after police say shots were fired during an attempted arrest at a ferry terminal in Nanaimo, British Columbia.RCMP say officers were called to the Departure...
Celebrity Birthdays for May 8
Celebrity birthdays for May 8--Celebrity Birthdays for May 8:Naturalist Sir David Attenborough is 92.Composer Charles Wilson is 87.Author Thomas Pynchon is 81.Singer Toni Tennille is 78.Actor James Mitchum is 77.Country singer Jack Blanchard is 76.Bassist...
Celine Dion's Son Rene-Charles Angelil Covers the Weeknd under Name Big Tip
Celine Dion's son releases rap songs--TORONTO - Celine Dion's eldest child Rene-Charles Angelil has dropped several new rap songs, including two covers paying tribute to the Weeknd.The 17-year-old son of the iconic Quebecois powerhouse, and her late...
"Did We Win Our Game?" Injured Humboldt Broncos Player Can't Recall Bus Crash
Injured Humboldt Broncos player can't recall crash--SASKATOON - Humboldt Bronco forward Kaleb Dahlgren remembers putting on his suit during the bus ride to a playoff game, returning to his seat and asking his friend and teammate, Nick Shumlanski, to...
Doug Ford Stands by Tory Candidate under Fire for Past Comments
Doug Ford won't drop controversial candidate--TORONTO - Ontario's Progressive Conservative leader is standing by a candidate who distanced himself from past comments that are being described as misogynistic, racist and homophobic.Doug Ford said Andrew...
E-Commerce Giant Shopify to Open First Bricks and Mortar Space This Year
Shopify to open first bricks and mortar space--TORONTO - Shopify Inc. announced Tuesday its first brick-and-mortar location will open later this year and unveiled a host of new in-store infrastructure in a bid to attract -- and keep --more retailers...
Edmonton Eskimos Keeping Coach Jason Maas, GM Brock Sunderland until 2020
Eskimos extend contracts of coach, GM--EDMONTON - The Edmonton Eskimos are keeping head coach Jason Maas and general manager Brock Sunderland until at least 2020.The Eskimos announced after their annual general meeting Tuesday they've exercised the option...
--Eighteenth NewsWatch-
---(US-Trump-Iran) (Audio: 149)President Donald Trump's decision to pull the U-S out of the Iran nuclear deal is costing American aerospace giant Boeing billions.U-S Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (mih-NOO'-chin) says the existing sales licenses held...
--Eighth NewsWatch-
---(Iran-Nuclear) (Audio: P01) (WATCH FOR DATING)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is urging U-S President Donald Trump not to pull his country out of the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement.He says an Iran with nuclear weapons poses risks to the world.The European...
--Eleventh NewsWatch-
---(US-Trump-Iran) (WATCH FOR DATING)The Associated Press is quoting sources who say U-S President Donald Trump is going to withdraw America from the landmark 2015 nuclear accord with Iran.The move is seen as a blow to U-S allies including Britain, France...
Families, Survivors 'Disrespected' by Inquiry's Woes, Say Indigenous Women
Inquiry's woes pull focus from victims: NWAC--OTTAWA - A prominent Aboriginal women's group is giving more dismal grades to Canada's national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women, saying it lacks transparency, focus and certainty over whether...
Feds, Quebec to Announce Lac-Megantic Rail Bypass on Friday
Lac-Megantic rail bypass announcement Friday--MONTREAL - Robert Bellefleur was about 100 kilometres west of Lac-Megantic on the night an oil-laden train derailed in his hometown five years ago and killed 47 people.He swears had he been home that night,...
--Fifteenth NewsWatch-
---(US-Trump-Iran) (Audio: 132)U-N Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is deeply disappointed by the U-S decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal and calls on the five other signatories to fully abide by their commitments.The U-N chief also called...
--Fifth Newswatch-
---(NB-Flooding)Floodwaters in southern New Brunswick were expected to peak yesterday in the Saint John area.The Saint John River is expected to drop to 4.8 metres by Friday, but still above flood stage.Officials say levels elsewhere in the province,...
Film Scholar, 'Accidental Scientist' among Winners of $100,000 Killam Prize
Film scholar among winners of $100,000 Killam Prize--OTTAWA - A film scholar, a clinical neuroscientist, a biomechanics pioneer, a particle physicist and a researcher who studies language in infants are among the Canadian innovators who will each take...
--First NewsWatch-
---(Emergency-Alert-Test)There are some bugs to be worked out with Canada's new national public-alert system for mobile devices.System operator Pelmorex is investigating a test misfire on the warning system in Quebec and a hit-and-miss result in Ontario.Pelmorex...
Ford Moves to Appease Social Conservatives, Vows to Replace Sex-Ed Curriculum
Ford vows to replace sex-ed curriculum--TORONTO - Doug Ford moved to appease social conservative voters on Tuesday, vowing to scrap and replace the Liberal government's sex-ed curriculum days after dropping one of its staunchest opponents as a candidate...
Forsberg Keeps Scoring Highlight-Reel Goals for Nashville; Predators Take Game 6
Forsberg dazzles in Game 4 win against Jets--WINNIPEG - P.K. Subban may have guaranteed a win in Game 6, but it was Filip Forsberg and Pekka Rinne who made it happen.Forsberg scored two highlight-reel goals and Rinne had a 34-save shutout as the Nashville...
Forsberg, Rinne Lead the Way as Predators Beat Jets to Force Game 7
Predators beat Jets to force game 7--WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Jets looked to have everything going for them heading into Monday.An opponent seemingly on the ropes, a city bubbling with anticipation, a raucous home crowd, and a confident group ready to...
--Fourteenth Newswatch-
---(US-Trump-Iran) (Audio: 128)Former U-S President Barack Obama is calling Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Iran deal a serious mistake that will erode America's global credibility.Obama says Trump's decision to withdraw is misguided, especially...
--Fourth Newswatch-
---(Emergency-Alert-Test)The company operating a new national public-alert system for mobile devices is pledging to investigate after the system misfired in Quebec yesterday and was hit-and-miss in Ontario.More alert tests are planned for tomorrow in...
G7 Leaders Can't Avoid Iran at Summit with Trump, Say European Diplomats
G7 will talk about Iran with Trump: diplomats--OTTAWA - Donald Trump's decision Tuesday to withdraw the United States from the Iran nuclear agreement will be a topic of discussion at next month's G7 summit in Quebec's Charlevoix region, European diplomats...
George Weston Bets on Healthy, Indulgent Foods as It Reports $180-Million Q1 Profit
George Weston betting on healthy, indulgent foods--TORONTO - George Weston Ltd. is investing in two contradicting areas of growing consumer demand for its bakery division -- healthier baked goods and indulgent foods.Luc Mongeau, president of the food...
'Half a World Away:' Quilt for Humboldt Broncos Crash Victims Coming from Qatar
Quilt for Humboldt crash victims sent from Qatar--It's 11,097 kilometres from Doha, Qatar, to Humboldt, Sask., but the fatal crash involving a bus carrying junior hockey players hit close to home for Dale Gilbert and her husband Scott."It brought back...
Harassment-NDP-Update
---N-D-P Leader Jagmeet Singh has temporarily suspended Quebec M-P Christine Moore from her duties with the party.He has ordered an investigation after an Afghan war veteran accused her of inappropriate sexual behaviour.The allegations against Moore...
Hockey Comic Kelly Taylor Leans on Humour to Heal after Humboldt Tragedy
Comics lean on humour to support Humboldt--TORONTO - Saskatchewan comedian Kelly Taylor was booked for a cancer benefit outside Saskatoon the day after the Humboldt Broncos bus crash.But as the tragic headlines poured in, the passionate hockey fan struggled...
How Fish May Reduce Your Child's Breast Cancer Risk
How fish may reduce your child's breast cancer risk--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...
Impact Look to Build off New England Win against Struggling Fire
Impact looking to put wins together--MONTREAL - Ending a four-game losing run with a big win at home was a relief, but now the Montreal Impact hope to get a streak started in the other direction.The chance to put two wins together for only the second...
In the News Today, May 8
In the news today, May 8--Six stories in the news for Tuesday, May 8------N.B. FLOODING STARTING TO STABILIZEFloodwaters are expected to stabilize in New Brunswick although water levels remain high. Geoffrey Downey of the Emergency Measures Organization...
Jays Closer Osuna Charged with Assault, Placed on Administrative Leave
Jays closer Osuna charged with assault--Toronto Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna was placed on administrative leave by Major League Baseball Tuesday after being charged with assault.The league said it was investigating the circumstances of the charges...
Jeremiah Masoli Not Feeling the Pressure as Hamilton Tiger-Cats Starter
Masoli not feeling pressure as Ticats starter--The workouts remain essentially the same, but Jeremiah Masoli's mindset this off-season has been much different.For the first time in his pro career, Masoli prepared for a season knowing he was a starter....
Jets Head to Nashville for Game 7 of Roller-Coaster Series with Predators
Jets, Preds primed for Game 7 showdown--WINNIPEG - There was a brief moment of locker-room levity after the Jets had just blown a chance to clinch a spot in the Western Conference final for the first time in franchise -- and the city's -- history.Winnipeg...
'Just Killed 2 Ppl:' A Look at Events in the la Loche School Shooting
A look at the events in the La Loche shooting--LA LOCHE, Sask. - A judge has handed a life sentence to a student who killed four people and injuring seven others in a mass shooting in La Loche, Sask., in January 2016.Here is a timeline of events:Jan....
La Presse Seeking Not-for-Profit Structure, Pending Quebec Legislation Changes
La Presse to adopt not-for-profit structure--Montreal-based La Presse news group plans to adopt a not-for-profit structure, if Quebec allows it to do so, the company announced Tuesday.The structural change requires the Quebec government to repeal a provision...
Large-Scale Evacuation Ordered When Grass Fire Strikes Saskatchewan Community
Cottages evacuated when grass fire strikes--SILTON, Sask. - A grass fire that stretched for eight kilometres has destroyed three homes in a lakeside resort north of Regina.Fire departments from six communities responded when the alarm sounded on Monday...
Liberal Government to Spend $1.6M to Showcase Canada at G7 Media Centre
Feds to plug Canada at G7 with $1.6M exhibit--OTTAWA - The Trudeau government will spend nearly $1.6 million to market Canada to foreign journalists coming to Quebec City for next month's G7 summit, conjuring echoes of the political uproar the federal...
Lucky No. 7? for Canada's NHL Teams, More Seventh Hell Than Seventh Heaven
Game 7 not so lucky for NHL's Canadian teams--If the Winnipeg Jets are going to be the first Canadian NHL team in a quarter of a century to win a Stanley Cup, they'll have to buck a recent trend of this country's clubs losing the seventh game of a playoff...
Marine Refuge Uncertainty Strands Oil Investment off Newfoundland: Ball
Marine refuge confusion costly: Ball--ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Uncertainty over federal efforts to protect marine areas has "stranded" offshore oil investment as Newfoundland and Labrador faces an unprecedented cash crunch, Premier Dwight Ball said Tuesday.Ball...
Montreal Class-Action Aims to Tackle Ticket Fees
Class-action over ticket delivery fees--MONTREAL - Extra delivery fees on the price of tickets for concerts and shows are described as exploitative in a recent application for a class-action suit against entertainment giant evenko.A law firm representing...
Mortgage Rate Increases at Big Six Banks Could Trigger Rise in Qualifying Rate
Big Six rate hikes could trigger rise in qualifying rate--TORONTO - Canada's Big Six banks have all increased their benchmark fixed-rate mortgage rate, a move analysts say could trigger a rise in the Bank of Canada's qualifying mortgage rate as early...
Most Actively Traded Companies on the TSX
Most actively traded companies on the TSX--Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,842.71, up 34.08 points)Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE). Oil and gas. Up 41 cents, or 3.04 per cent, to...
NAFTA's Big Sticking Point: Major Gaps Persist between U.S., Mexico on Autos
Mexico-U.S. gap remains in NAFTA auto talks--WASHINGTON - A clash in visions for the auto industry continued to cast doubt on the likelihood of an imminent NAFTA deal Tuesday as the three main players gathered for what could be a final effort to achieve...
National Audio 10:45 AM ET
National Audio 10:45 AM ET--NAT092 - (Iran-Nuclear-Trump) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) MILAN. x-06s. The fate of the 2015 nuclear deal struck by the U-S, Iran and other nations that lifted most American and international sanctions against the country hangs in...
National Audio 11:25 AM ET
National Audio 11:25 AM ET--NAT097 - (Ont-Tory-Lawton) TORONTO. x-16s. A Progressive Conservative candidate running in the Ontario election says years of struggling with mental illness were to blame for what he described as past failings. Andrew Lawton...
National Audio 2:55 AM ET
National Audio 2:55 AM ET--NAT003 - (Ont-Elxn-First-Debate) TORONTO. x-14s. Ontario's three major party leaders squared off for the first time last night ahead of next month's provincial election. Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne, Progressive Conservative...
National Audio 4:25 AM ET
National Audio 4:25 AM ET--NAT021 - (US-Trump-Iran) (NOT FOR ONLINE) WASHINGTON. x-20s. (Andy Field) U-S President Donald Trump says today he will announce whether he'll keep the United States in the Iran nuclear deal. In Washington, A-B-C's Andy Field...
National Audio 4:55 PM ET
National Audio 4:55 PM ET--NAT134 - (ENT-MUSIC-Rene-Charles-Celine-Dion) (FOR PRODUCTION) UNDATED. x-29s. Celine Dion's eldest child Rene-Charles Angelil has dropped several new rap songs, including two covers paying tribute to the Weeknd. The 17-year-old...
National Audio 6:35 AM ET
National Audio 6:35 AM ET--NAT055 - (US-Tom-Sizemore-Groping-Allegation) UNDATED. x-30s. (Oscar Wells Gabriel) A Utah woman has filed a sexual-misconduct lawsuit against actor Tom Sizemore. (SOURCE:The Associated Press) --NAT056 - (US-Tom-Sizemore-Groping-Allegation)...
National Audio 8:35 AM ET
National Audio 8:35 AM ET--NAT072 - (US-Spending-Cuts) WASHINGTON. x-35s. (Jackie Quinn) The Trump administration will be sending U-S Congress a proposal to slash more than 15-billion dollars from the federal budget. (SOURCE:The Associated Press)--NAT073...
National Audio 9:15 AM ET
National Audio 9:15 AM ET--NAT083 - (US-SEC-Testimony-Jay-Z) (FOR PRODUCTION) UNDATED. x-27s. Lawyers for Jay-Z say the U-S Securities and Exchange Commission is star-struck in its quest to interview the rapper in connection with a financial probe. The...
NDP MP Who Called out Colleague Suspended amid Sex Misconduct Allegations
Accuser now accused as NDP headaches persist--OTTAWA - Less than a week after her own allegations got a fellow MP kicked out of the NDP caucus, Christine Moore found herself suspended from party duties Tuesday amid allegations of inappropriate sexual...
Neil Patrick Harris Salutes Canada with National Anthem atop B.C. Mountain
Neil Patrick Harris salutes Canada in song--VANCOUVER - Neil Patrick Harris is bidding farewell to Canada in song.The U.S. stage and screen star can be seen atop a British Columbia mountain singing a portion of "O Canada" in a video posted to Instagram.Harris...
--Nineteenth NewsWatch-
---(US-Trump-Iran) (Audio: 132)Former U-S president Barack Obama says his successor's decision to withdraw from the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement is misguided -- especially because Iran has been complying with the terms of the deal.In a statement, Obama...
--Ninth NewsWatch-
---(Talks-NAFTA) (Audio: P02)Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland was fairly upbeat as she wrapped up a morning meeting with the U-S trade czar in Washington.She could sit down with her American and Mexican counterparts again later today, depending...
No Apology from Nova Scotia Premier to Teen Cleared in Privacy-Breach Case
No apology from premier in privacy-breach case--HALIFAX - Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil is not offering an apology to a 19-year-old man who was arrested after allegedly breaching the province's freedom-of-information website.Police dropped the case...
'Not an Empty Threat:' Alberta Defence Lawyers Warn of Strike in Legal Aid Fight
Lawyers continue job action in legal aid battle--CALGARY - The president of a defence lawyers group says strike action is possible if the Alberta government doesn't come to the table with serious cash to fix legal aid."It's not an empty threat," Ian...
Nova Scotia to Hire over 190 Specialists to Help with Classroom Inclusion
N.S. to hire 190 specialists for complex classes--HALIFAX - The upcoming school year will see the hiring of more than 190 specialized education professionals as Nova Scotia boosts resources for its increasingly complex classrooms.Tuesday's announcement...
Nutrien Blames Late Spring, Rail Delivery Woes for $1M Q1 Net Loss
Winter weather delivers $1M loss at Nutrien--A severe winter that slowed potash shipments to Canadian ports and caused a late start to planting season in Canada and the U.S. is responsible for a first-quarter net loss of $1 million, Nutrien Ltd. said...
Obstacle or Opportunity? Doha's World Championship Marathon to Start at Midnight
Midnight marathon a change for world's best--TORONTO - Runners will step up to the starting line for the next world championship marathon at a time Canada's best marathoners are already asleep.Dubbed the "midnight marathon," the 42.195-kilometre race...
Ontario Audio 12:05 PM ET
Ontario Audio 12:05 PM ET--R03 - (Ont-Elxn-Ford)R03 - (Ont-Elxn-Ford) TORONTO. x-11s. Doug Ford says he will stick by a southern Ontario candidate who has come under fire by critics who say he has expressed openly misogynistic, racist and homophobic...
Ontario Election Coverage Plans from the Canadian Press
Ontario election coverage plans--TORONTO - EDITORS AND NEWS DIRECTORS:The provincial election in Ontario is set for June 7, with the official campaign starting tomorrow.The Canadian Press is planning daily comprehensive coverage of the campaign on multiple...
--Ontario Update-
---(Ont-Elxn-First-Debate)The leaders of Ontario's three main parties took aim at one another in the first debate ahead of the provincial election.Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne and N-D-P Leader Andrea Horwath both warned that Progressive Conservative...
--Ontario Update-
---(Ont-Tory-Lawton)P-C Leader Doug Ford says he won't drop a candidate who has distanced himself from past comments that are being described as misogynistic, racist and homophobic.Ford says Andrew Lawton is a "good candidate" who has acknowledged that...
Ottawa to Step Up Monitoring of Threatened Species Habitat on Provincial Land
Ottawa to step up monitoring of species habitat--OTTAWA - An environmental group is declaring victory following a federal government decision to increase its oversight of habitat for threatened species on provincial land.The Canadian Parks and Wilderness...
Parliament Audio 4:25 PM ET
Parliament Audio 4:25 PM ET--P15 - (Chief-Electoral-Officer) OTTAWA. x-14s. The man who's been filling in as the country's chief electoral watchdog for the last 18 months has been nominated to take over the job permanently. Treasury Board President Scott...
Pilots Picket WestJet Annual Meeting as Profit Streak Threatened by Strike
Pilots picket WestJet annual meeting--CALGARY - The CEO of WestJet Airlines Ltd. warned Tuesday a potential strike could end its 13-year streak of quarterly profits as about 150 picketing pilots in uniform greeted shareholders at the company's annual...
Pipeline Plight: Carr Confident Feds Will Convince Kinder Morgan to Proceed
Carr confident of end to pipeline plight--OTTAWA - Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr says he is absolutely certain Canada and Kinder Morgan will come to a financial agreement that will convince the pipeline builder to proceed with the Trans Mountain...
Prairie Audio 2:20 PM MT
Prairie Audio 2:20 PM MT----PR08 - (Sask-School-Shooting)MEADOW LAKE, Sask. x- 10s. A young man who killed four people and injured seven others in shootings at a school and a home in northern Saskatchewan has been sentenced to life in prison with no...
--Prairie Update-
(Calgary-Police-Assault)A Calgary police officer must spend 90 days in jail, to be served on weekends, for using excessive force against a suspect during an arrest.Const. James Othen was found guilty of assault causing bodily harm and assault with a...
--Prairie Update-
---(Sask-School-Shooting)A young man who killed four people and injured seven others in a shooting in northern Saskatchewan has been sentenced to life in prison.The shooter, who was weeks away from his 18th birthday when he shot up a home and a school...
Prep-Agriculture-Report
---(NL-Canopy-Growth)The shovels are in the ground at the St. John's construction site of Newfoundland and Labrador's first legal marijuana grow-op.Canopy Growth entered into an agreement with the government in December to produce and supply cannabis...
Prep-LifeWatch
---(Toronto-Measles)Toronto health officials are investigating a lab-confirmed case of measles in an infant who recently travelled abroad, possibly exposing people on two Saudia Airlines flights in late April or at a Toronto hospital last week.Officials...
--Prep-scores and Schedule-
(Sask-Grass-Fire-Destruction)A grass fire that stretched for eight kilometres in an area north of Regina has destroyed three homes.Fire departments from six communities responded when the alarm sounded in Kannata Valley on Last Mountain Lake yesterday...
Pre-Registration of Teens on B.C. Voters List One Proposal for Election Upgrade
B.C. mulls proposals to update voting--VICTORIA - Allowing 16- and 17-year-olds in British Columbia to pre-register on the provincial voters list is one of several recommendations from the chief electoral officer now being considered by the legislature.Keith...
Quebecor Buying Caisse De Depot Stake in Quebecor Media for $1.69 Billion
Quebecor buys full stake in Quebecor Media--MONTREAL - Quebecor is gaining full control of its Quebecor Media subsidiary by paying $1.69 billion to acquire the interest of the Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec, which helped the conglomerate to prevent...
QuickList: Where the Inquiry Has Passed, Failed and Areas That Require Work
QuickList: Where the inquiry passed, failed--OTTAWA - The Native Women's Association of Canada has issued a new report card for the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and has found problems. It found the inquiry failed:To publicly...
Raonic Sets Up All-Canadian Match at Madrid Open with Win over Dimitrov
Raonic, Shapovalov to meet in Madrid--MADRID - Milos Raonic defeated third-seed Grigor Dimitrov on Tuesday at the Madrid Open to set up an all-Canadian third-round match with teenager Denis Shapovalov.Raonic, from Thornhill, Ont., fired 12 aces and only...
Raptors Clean out Lockers after Yet Another Playoff Disappointment
Raptors dealing with another playoff failure--TORONTO - Kyle Lowry called it a wasted season. DeMar DeRozan said it was the low point of his NBA career.The Toronto Raptors headed into a off-season of uncertainty Tuesday after suffering another embarrassing...
Raptors Rookie OG Anunoby Earns Kudos from Cavaliers Star LeBron James
Anunoby earns kudos from LeBron James--CLEVELAND - LeBron James spent four games up-close and personal with OG Anunoby and came away impressed with the Raptors rookie."I think he has a bright future. His future is now, actually," the Cavaliers star said...
Royal Dutch Shell to Sell Its Stake in Canadian Natural Resources
Shell selling stake in Canadian Natural--TORONTO - Royal Dutch Shell is selling its stake in Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. for about $4.3 billion.The sale of more than 97 million shares represents Shell's entire interest in Canadian Natural, a roughly...
Saskatchewan School Shooter Gets Life in Prison, No Parole for 10 Years
Saskatchewan school shooter gets life in prison--MEADOW LAKE, Sask. - A judge on Tuesday sentenced a young man who shot up a school and a home in northern Saskatchewan to life in prison and bemoaned a lack of support for survivors.The shooter, who killed...
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