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3D-Printed 'Sex Dolls' Help Carleton Biologist Study Turtle Mating Habits
Biologist using 'sex dolls' to study turtles--OTTAWA - Using 3D-printed "sex dolls" a Carleton University researcher has answered a question biologists had been asking for years -- what do northern map turtles find attractive in a female.Biologist Gregory...
Abanda: 'I Will Never Get the Same Treatment (as Bouchard) Because I Am Black'
Tennis player Abanda claims discrimination--Canadian Francoise Abanda says she's experienced racism in tennis.But the 21-year-old from Montreal said her Twitter comments about discrimination on Wednesday weren't aimed at fellow player Eugenie Bouchard."I...
ADVISORY-Atl-Calendar
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ADVISORY-B-C Calendar
Here is Wednesday's B.C. calendar:ASHCROFT, B.C. -- Transport Canada Marc Garneau makes a funding announcement for the Ashcroft Terminal. Media availability follows. (8:45 a.m. at 1000 Evans Road)CHILLIWACK, B.C. -- Cpl. Mike Rail, Media Relations officer...
ADVISORY-B-C Calendar
Here is Wednesday's B.C. calendar:ASHCROFT - Transport Canada Marc Garneau makes a funding announcement for the Ashcroft Terminal. Media availability follows. (8:45 a.m. at 1000 Evans Road)CHILLIWACK - Cpl. Mike Rail, Media Relations officer for the...
Advisory-Prairie-Calendar
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Alberta Passes Bill That Could Cut Oil to B.C. in Trans Mountain Pipeline Fight
Alberta passes bill to cut oil to B.C.--EDMONTON - Alberta has passed landmark legislation giving it sweeping power to intervene in oil and gas exports that could result in punitive price spikes in British Columbia in the dispute over the Trans Mountain...
Analysts: Canada's Manufacturing Sales Point to Growth in Overall Economy
Canada's manufacturing sales above estimates--OTTAWA - Canadian manufacturing sales rose a better-than-expected 1.4 per cent in March, as weakness in motor vehicle sales was more than offset by gains in the metals and aerospace industries, Statistics...
Ancient Fish Species Discovered in Nova Scotia, Opens Door for Future Research
Ancient fish species discovered in N.S.--A species of fish that lived 350 million years ago has been discovered in Nova Scotia, casting new light on a little-understood time period.The discovery was made in 2015 by Jason Anderson, a vertebrate paleontologist...
'Appalled' Trudeau Calls for Investigation of Canadian Doctor in Gaza
PM appalled by shooting of Cdn doctor in Gaza--OTTAWA - Justin Trudeau added his voice Wednesday to the calls for an independent investigation into the shootings by Israeli soldiers on the Gaza border that killed 59 Palestinians and wounded hundreds...
Atlantic Audio 2:45 PM AT
Atlantic Audio 2:45 PM AT--AT05 - (NS-Basic-Income)HALIFAX. x-18s. Basic income advocates are calling on Ottawa and the Nova Scotia government to conduct a feasibility study on implementing a basic personal income in the province. The Basic Income Guarantee...
Atlantic Update
(Residential-Schools-Course)A white history professor will instruct a course on residential schools, with the support of Mount Saint Vincent University's administration and its Aboriginal faculty members.The Halifax school says faculty, history department...
--Atlantic Update-
(NB-Flooding)New Brunswick's environment minister says officials don't yet know how much it will cost for newly announced compensation for cottage owners whose properties were damaged by record-breaking flooding.Andrew Harvey says there could be as many...
B.C. Inquest Jury Makes 10 Findings in Death of Saskatchewan Woman
Ten inquest recommendations in woman's death--BURNABY, B.C. - A coroner's jury in British Columbia has made 10 recommendations after the body of Saskatchewan woman was found in a Surrey, B.C., park two years ago, but remained unidentified for months.Family...
B.C. to Match Funds for Red Cross Flood Donations as Water Levels Rise
B.C. to match funds for flood Red Cross donations--CHILLIWACK, B.C. - As more evacuation alerts are issued and river levels rise in British Columbia, Premier John Horgan announced Wednesday his government will match Canadian Red Cross donations for those...
--B-C Update-
------(BC-Trans-Mountain)B-C Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson says Premier John Horgan's approach to the Trans Mountain pipeline project is putting taxpayers' money at risk.Horgan defended his government's position against the pipeline today after Finance...
BlackBerrys Accounted for Only 3% of Smartphones Used in Canada at End of 2017
BlackBerry had 3% of Canadian smartphone market last year--TORONTO - Somewhat reluctantly, Athar Afzal finally gave up on BlackBerry earlier this year.He was a longtime fan of the iconic Canadian phone brand but his company forced employees who weren't...
Bloc Quebecois Youth Wing Drops Support for Martine Ouellet
Bloc youth wing drops support for Ouellet--MONTREAL - The youth wing of the Bloc Quebecois has become the latest group to withdraw its support for embattled leader Martine Ouellet, declaring Wednesday she's not the one to bring the crumbling sovereigntist...
British Columbia Is Just Defending Its Interests on Pipeline: Horgan
B.C. defending its interests on pipeline: Horgan--CHILLIWACK, B.C. - B.C. Premier John Horgan accused the federal government of unnecessarily putting taxpayers money at risk on Wednesday by offering financial protection for Kinder Morgan's investors...
Burton Cummings Recovering from Several Injuries Suffered in Crash
Burton Cummings hurt in L.A. car crash--Canadian music icon Burton Cummings says he is recovering from several injuries he suffered in a car crash last Sunday in Los Angeles.In a lengthy Facebook post, the Winnipeg rocker and former frontman for The...
Canadian Visitors to London Eager to Soak in Royal Wedding Celebrations
Canadian travellers to London buoyed by wedding hoopla--LONDON - Nicola Day's flight to London will land just hours before Prince Harry is set to wed Meghan Markle in a lavish ceremony at Windsor Castle, and she's determined to not let jet lag stand...
CBC/Radio Canada Warns Employees Their Financial Info May Be at Risk after Theft
Equipment with personal data stolen from CBC--OTTAWA - Thousands of employees of Canada's public broadcaster are being warned their personal information may have been compromised after a recent computer theft, the CBC said Wednesday."The stolen equipment,...
Celebrity Birthdays for May 16
Celebrity birthdays for May 16--Celebrity Birthdays for May 16:Jazz drummer Billy Cobham is 74.Actor Danny Trejo is 74.Rock guitarist and composer Robert Fripp, founder of King Crimson, is 72.Actor Bill Smitrovich is 71.Rock singer-songwriter Jonathan...
Dwane Casey Nominated for NBA Coach of the Year Five Days after Raptors Fire Him
Dwane Casey nominated for NBA coaching award--NEW YORK - Dwane Casey has been named one of three finalists for the NBA's coach of the year award.Too bad the nomination came five days after he was fired by the Toronto Raptors. Casey was named a finalist...
Editorial Exchange: Noise Pollution Fading Away
Editorial Exchange: Noise pollution fading away--An editorial from the Prince George Citizen, published May 14:Rock and roll ain't noise pollution, rock and roll ain't gonna die," AC/DC proudly proclaim on the final track of their classic 1980 album...
Editorial Exchange: Red Tape Another Barrier for Those with Disabilities
Editorial Exchange: Red tape another barrier for those with disabilities--An editorial from the Winnipeg Free Press, published May 14:Canadians with disabilities face many challenges of accessibility, and one of them is on their tax return.For those...
Editorial Exchange: Trump Endangers the Path to Peace
Editorial Exchange: Trump endangers the path to peace--An editorial from the Toronto Star published May 14:President Donald Trump was warned that moving the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem would stoke the coals of conflict in the volatile region.Both...
Editorial Exchange: Watch out for Ticks
Editorial Exchange: Watch out for ticks--An editorial from the Halifax Chronicle Herald , published May 15:It's become an exceedingly unwelcome annual rite of spring.As temperatures rise, so do warnings about tick-bite-inflicted illnesses such as Lyme...
Education, Immigration, Trade Can Lift Canada's Growth Prospects: Central Bank
Education, immigration, trade can lift growth--OTTAWA - A top Bank of Canada official points to three areas that could lift the economy's future growth prospects and have helped in the past: education, immigration and trade liberalization.Deputy governor...
--Eighteenth NewsWatch-
---(Flooding-BC) (Audio:150)Evacuation alerts have been extended to more areas of British Columbia's Fraser Valley as water levels along the Fraser River are nearing or at flood stage.Three political leaders are putting aside their differences and joining...
--Eighth NewsWatch-
---(Trans-Mountain) (Audio: P01)Finance Minister Bill Morneau says B-C Premier John Horgan's move to try to stop the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is unconstitutional.Morneau called a news conference this morning to tell reporters that if Kinder...
--Eleventh NewsWatch-
---(Trans-Mountain)Kinder Morgan Canada C-E-O Steven Kean says he appreciates this morning's announcement by Finance Minister Bill Morneau.Morneau told reporters at a hastily-called news conference that Ottawa will compensate investors in the proposed...
Expert Says Political Courage Needed to Open Safe Injection Sites in Manitoba
Political will needed for safe injection sites: expert--WINNIPEG - One of the country's leading experts says Manitoba needs to find the political will to bring in safe injection sites.Dr. M.J. Milloy says multiple studies have shown safe consumption...
Federal Natural Resources Researchers Forecast Long, Hot Wildfire Season
Long, hot wildfire season coming: researchers--Federal wildfire researchers say most regions in Canada could be facing a long, hot, fiery summer.Wildfire starts and the amount of land burned were below average for the first few weeks of the season, but...
--Fifteenth NewsWatch-
---(Cda-Gaza)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is adding his voice to the calls for an independent investigation into Monday's shootings by Israeli soldiers on the Gaza border that killed 59 Palestinians and wounded hundreds more.Trudeau is particularly...
--Fifth Newswatch-
---(Royal-Wedding-Mulroney)(Audio:55)A former Canadian prime minister's grandchildren will have prime jobs in this Saturday's royal wedding in England.Kensington Palace issued a list today of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's six bridesmaids and four...
--First NewsWatch-
---(Koreas-Tension)(Audio:03)South Korea's Defense Ministry says the joint-military exercises by Washington and Seoul will go on despite triggering an angry reaction from North Korea.North Korea has cancelled Wednesday's high-level meeting with South...
First North Atlantic Right Whale of Season Seen off N.S. amid Fishing Concerns
North Atlantic right whale seen off N.S: DFO--HALIFAX - The first North Atlantic right whale of the season has been spotted in waters off eastern Cape Breton amid concerns from fishermen that measures meant to protect the endangered mammals have led...
Ford Gasoline Tax Cut May Be Camouflaged by Rise in Crude Prices, Say Experts
Tory gas tax cut may be lost in crude prices--Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Doug Ford's election promise to lower gas taxes might not go very far, considering the price of crude oil -- the most crucial element in determining prices at the pump...
Former Jet Dale Hawerchuk Enjoying Winnipeg's Playoff Run, Scheifele's Success
Hawerchuk enjoys Jets', Scheifele's success--LAS VEGAS - As a former Winnipeg Jet who had a hand in a current Jet's success, Dale Hawerchuk is doubly interested in this year's NHL Western Conference final.Hawerchuk, a Jets centre from 1981 to 1990, coached...
--Fourteenth Newswatch-
---(Cda-Gaza)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he's appalled by the shooting of a Canadian doctor who was trying to help wounded protesters in Gaza on Monday.Trudeau is adding his voice to the calls for an independent investigation into the shootings...
--Fourth Newswatch-
---(Royal-Wedding-Mulroney)Three young Canadians will feature prominently at this weekend's royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.All three of Ben and Jessica Mulroney's children have been selected to be among the bridesmaids and page boys...
Groups Recommend Area along Manitoba-Ontario Boundary as World Heritage Site
Manitoba area closer to Worl Heritage designation--WINNIPEG - Manitoba has taken another step toward getting international recognition for a large section of boreal forest along the Manitoba-Ontario boundary.The province has worked for 13 years with...
Group Wants Governments to Consider Basic Personal Income in Nova Scotia
Group calls for basic income study in N.S.--HALIFAX - High poverty rates and reliance on food banks are evidence the time has come to consider a basic personal income system in Nova Scotia, say advocates.The Basic Income Guarantee Nova Scotia group pitched...
Gymnastics Coach Arrested in Edmonton for Alleged Sex Crimes in Montreal
Alleged sex crimes: Alberta-based coach arrested--MONTREAL - An Alberta-based gymnastics coach is facing sexual assault charges in Montreal dating back to the 1980s and early '90s, Quebec provincial police said Wednesday.Michel Arsenault was arrested...
How Does the Hydro System Work in Ontario? the Canadian Press Explains
How does the hydro system work in Ontario?--TORONTO - The price of electricity in Ontario has long been a sore point for many in the province, with the governing Liberals being taken to task for rising hydo rates for years. But how does the system work?...
How Malaysian Voters Defied the Odds and Ousted Corruption
How Malaysian voters defied the odds and ousted corruption--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...
HSBC Discounts Variable Mortgage Rates as Competition Intensifies
HSBC discounts variable mortgage rates--TORONTO - HSBC says it is discounting its variable mortgage rate starting Thursday to a level that undercuts the recently discounted rates of other major banks, as competition in the space intensifies.The bank...
Hundreds of Fort McMurray Insurance Claims Unresolved Two Years after Wildfire
900 Fort McMurray insurance claims unresolved--FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - Deadlines have been extended for hundreds of insurance claims that remain unresolved more than two years after a wildfire dubbed "The Beast" tore through Fort McMurray and surrounding...
If Kinder Morgan Bails, Feds Would Back New Trans Mountain Investors: Morneau
Trans Mountain: Morneau invites all comers--Ottawa is offering to stand behind any and all financial backers of the divisive Trans Mountain pipeline expansion as the Liberal government tries to shore up investor confidence in a country racked with uncertainty...
In the News Today, May 16
In the news today, May 16--Six stories in the news for Wednesday, May 16------MORNEAU TO ENUNCIATE TRANS MOUNTAIN VISIONFinance Minister Bill Morneau will provide an update today on the status of his talks with Kinder Morgan to expedite the Trans Mountain...
Joey Votto Apologizes for Remarks Ripping Canadian Baseball
Joey Votto apologizes for comments--Cincinnati Reds all-star Joey Votto has penned an apology after saying in a podcast on Tuesday that he doesn't care about Canada, Canadian baseball or his hometown of Toronto.Votto, who played for Canada at the 2009...
Kids Still Being Locked Up, Held Down in B.C. Schools: Advocacy Group
Kids still restrained in B.C. schools: report--VANCOUVER - An advocacy group says children in British Columbia are still being held down and confined in locked rooms, despite calls to change how educators address student behaviour.Inclusion BC says...
Kinder Morgan CEO 'Appreciates' Feds' Offer but Time Short to Save Pipeline
Kinder Morgan CEO says time short for deal--CALGARY - A federal commitment to compensate investors if the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is unnecessarily delayed is appreciated but doesn't put the project back on the front burner, the CEO of Kinder...
Leaders' Election Promises on Child Care, Gas Prices, Vague on Details Today
Ontario election promises short on details--TORONTO - The leaders of two of Ontario's main political parties trumpeted major campaign promises Wednesday -- lower gas prices and subsidized child care -- that they said would make life more affordable for...
Leaving Home: Growing Number of N.L. Outports Make Wrenching Choice to Resettle
Growing number of outports choose resettlement--ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Raymond Blake can still see his mother, a strong woman raising six kids alone after his father died, dissolve into tears as the schooner pulled away from their home in remote southern...
Liberal Election Campaign Chair Says Peladeau Uses His Media as Political Weapon
Liberal election chair picks fight with Peladeau--MONTREAL - Quebec media baron Pierre Karl Peladeau uses his platforms to influence politics in the province, says a well-known businessman who recently became president of the Liberal party's election...
Manitoba's Proposed Ban on Spotlight Hunting at Night Upsets Indigenous Groups
Manitoba moves to ban spotlight hunting at night--WINNIPEG - The Manitoba government has introduced legislation to ban hunting with spotlights at night but some Indigenous groups say that infringes on their constitutional rights.The proposed legislation...
Morneau's Pledge to Backstop Pipeline Expansion Draws Criticism
Morneau sparks sharp reaction over pipeline--OTTAWA - The federal government is prepared to backstop investors to get the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion built, even if Kinder Morgan, the project's original sponsor, wants to back out, Finance Minister...
Most Actively Traded Companies on the TSX
Most actively traded companies on the TSX--Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (16,108.06, up 10.25 points)Neovasc Inc. (TSX:NVC). Medical devices. Unchanged at 4.5 cents on 14.9 million...
Mulroney Children to Act as Bridesmaid-Page Boys at Royal Wedding
Mulroney kids to play role in royal wedding--TORONTO - Saturday's nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will likely have a youthful charm and a Canadian helping run things behind the scenes, says a British royalty expert, after word that all three...
NAFTA: Countries Poised to Miss Target, Likely Pushing Process into 2019
NAFTA: Countries poised to miss target--WASHINGTON - The NAFTA countries appear poised to blow past a target date for getting a deal, rendering it unlikely that the process of negotiating, voting on, and implementing a new continental trade pact will...
National Audio 10:35 AM ET
National Audio 10:35 AM ET--NAT074 - (NB-Flooding) FREDERICTON. x-10s. The New Brunswick government says it will offer a one-time payment to cottage owners whose properties were damaged by recent record-breaking flooding. Environment Minister Andrew...
National Audio 11:05 AM ET
National Audio 11:05 AM ET--NAT081 - (Europe-US-Trump-Tusk) SOFIA, Bulgaria. x-20s. European Union Council President Donald Tusk is deriding the actions of the United States under President Donald Trump as "capricious." Tusk is leading an E-U summit...
National Audio 11:45 AM ET
National Audio 11:45 AM ET--NAT084 - (US-Trump-Russia-Probe-Congress) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-21s. Donald Trump Junior deflected multiple questions when he appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee last year. Pierre Thomas reports newly-released...
National Audio 12:15 AM ET
National Audio 12:15 AM ET--NAT136 - (Sask-Trudeau-Pipeline) REGINA. x-08. Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe is calling on the Prime Minister to get tough with British Columbia over its opposition to the Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion. Moe says Justin...
National Audio 12:25 AM ET
National Audio 12:25 AM ET--NAT136 - (Sask-Trudeau-Pipeline) REGINA. x-08. Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe is calling on the Prime Minister to get tough with British Columbia over its opposition to the Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion. Moe says Justin...
National Audio 1:55 PM ET
National Audio 1:55 PM ET--NAT099 - (Royal-Wedding-Mulroney) LONDON. x-19s. Saturday's royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will have a Canadian component, with all three of Ben and Jessica Mulroney's children in the wedding party. Kensington...
National Audio 2:45 AM ET
National Audio 2:45 AM ET--NAT001 - (Trudeau-New-York) OTTAWA. x-23s. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will make a sales pitch for free trade and open borders in the heart of American baseball culture. Canadian Press reporter Terry Pedwell says Trudeau...
National Audio 3:05 PM ET
National Audio 3:05 PM ET--NAT107 - (US-Illinois-School-Shooting) DIXON, Ill. x-19s. A police chief says a school resource officer saved lives when he confronted an armed former student at a high school in northern Illinois. Dixon Police Chief Steve...
National Audio 4:45 AM ET
National Audio 4:45 AM ET--NAT022 - (Royal Wedding-Tourist) KINGSTON, Ontario. x-16s. Nicola Day's flight to London will land just hours before Prince Harry is set to wed Meghan Markle in a lavish ceremony at Windsor Castle. The Kingston, Ontario resident...
National Audio 5:05 AM ET
National Audio 5:05 AM ET--NAT033 - (ENT-TV-Roseanne) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) HOLLYWOOD. x-29s. (Jason Nathanson) "Roseanne" may be less political next season. More from A-B-C's Jason Nathanson. (contains sound) (SOURCE:ABC) --NAT034 - (ENT-BET-Awards-Nominations-Music)...
National Audio 6:15 PM ET
National Audio 6:15 PM ET--NAT133 - (US-Building-Explosion) LOS ANGELES. x-13s. Authorities say they believe a woman killed in an explosion at a Southern California office building ran a day spa there. Yesterday's explosion badly damaged a two-storey...
National Audio 6:45 AM ET
National Audio 6:45 AM ET--NAT048 - (AS-Koreas-Tension) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) LONDON. x-31s. (Tom Rivers) South Korea says the military exercises between Washington and Seoul will go on despite triggering an angry reaction from the North that broke-off...
National Audio 6:45 PM ET
National Audio 6:45 PM ET--NAT139 - (Alta-Kenney-Trudeau) EDMONTON. x-17s. Alberta Opposition Leader Jason Kenney is standing by earlier remarks when he called Prime Minister Justin Trudeau empty and clueless, particularly when it comes to the Trans...
National Audio 7:05 PM ET
National Audio 7:05 PM ET--NAT142 - (Mba-Spotlight-Hunting) WINNIPEG. x-08s. Manitoba has introduced legislation to ban hunting with spotlights at night, but some Indigenous groups are saying it infringes on treaty rights. The bill would ban the practice...
National Audio 7:55 AM ET
National Audio 7:55 AM ET--NAT057 - (Britain-Royal-Wedding) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) LONDON. x-32s. (Tom Rivers) It's still not clear is Meghan Markle's father will attend the royal wedding due to his reported illness. (WA) (SOURCE:ABC)--NAT058 - (Britain-Royal-Wedding)...
National Audio 9:55 AM ET
National Audio 9:55 AM ET--NAT069 - (Koreas-Tension) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-18s. The White House says the Trump administration is "still hopeful" that a planned summit with North Korea will take place. North Korea has broken off a high-level...
N.B. Offers Compensation for Cottages Damaged by Historic Flooding
N.B. offers money for cottages damaged in flood--FREDERICTON - The New Brunswick government will compensate cottage owners whose properties were damaged by record-breaking flooding, while also requiring people with waterfront properties to develop plans...
Nearly a Quarter of Ontario Opioid Prescriptions Exceeded Guidelines: Study
Study looks at Ontario prescription opioid dosages--TORONTO - Nearly a quarter of first-time opioid prescriptions in Ontario from April 2015 to March 2016 exceeded recommended dose limits introduced in 2017.Researchers say 23.9 per cent of initial opioid...
New Pressure on Newfoundland and Labrador to Cover Abortion Pill
New pressure on N.L. to cover abortion pill--ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Newfoundland and Labrador -- the only province that does not provide at least partial coverage of the abortion pill -- is under renewed pressure to do so.Medical students and practitioners...
--Nineteenth NewsWatch-
---(Trans-Mountain-Notley) (Audio:156)Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says her government still plans to pass a bill that could punish B-C with oil-related price spikes if that province continues to delay the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.The premier's...
--Ninth NewsWatch-
---(Trans-Mountain) (Audio: P02)Finance Minister Bill Morneau has sent a clear message to Kinder Morgan shareholders meeting today in Calgary.He says if the company wants to abandon plans to build the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, there are plenty...
Nova Scotia Liberals Block Attempt to Have Bureaucrats Discuss Web Breach
Tories blocked for third time on web breach--HALIFAX - Liberals on the Nova Scotia legislature's public accounts committee have again blocked attempts to have officials from the Internal Services Department appear to discuss what the government maintains...
--Ontario Update-
---(Ont-Elxn)The three main party leaders will be doing most of their campaigning for the June 7 election in the Greater Troonto Area today.Liberal Leader Kathleen Wynne is to make an announcement in Toronto and visit Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in Mississauga...
--Ontario Update-
---(Ont-Elxn)Ontario Tory Leader Doug Ford says he'll cut gas prices by 10 cents a litre if his party wins next month's provincial election.Ford, who made the pledge while standing outside a gas station in Oakville, said he'd do so partly by scrapping...
Ottawa Ushers in Vaping Era with New Rules, Regulations for E-Cigarettes
E-cigs now legit in Canada, with strings--OTTAWA - Adults in Canada will soon have easier access to e-cigarettes and vaping supplies -- and be exposed to more ads promoting them -- now that the federal Liberal government has passed legislation formally...
Parliament Audio 10:15 AM ET
Parliament Audio 10:15 AM ET--P03 - (Trans-Mountain) OTTAWA. x-21s. Finance Minister Bill Morneau says if Kinder Morgan decides not to build the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, other investors will step forward. And he says the federal government...
Parliament Audio 1:15 PM ET
Parliament Audio 1:15 PM ET--P09 - (Tobacco-Legislation) OTTAWA. x-26s. (Terry Pedwell) The federal government has passed legislation that makes significant changes to tobacco laws by regulating vaping products and giving Health Canada the power to order...
Parliament Audio 3:05 PM ET
Parliament Audio 3:05 PM ET--P11 - (Trans-Mountain-NDP) TORONTO. x-10s. The federal New Democrats are accusing the Trudeau Liberals of giving "a blank cheque" to a Texas-based oil company and putting Canadians and the environment at risk by offering...
Photo Advisory Addition
Photo Advisory addition--The Canadian Press photo advisory addition for Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Entries with an estimated photo transmission time (EST) are staffed by The Canadian Press or Associated Press photojournalists.DARTMOUTH, N.S.-- Premier...
Plan to Ease Penalties for Corporate Crime Has Drawbacks: Internal Analysis
Corporate crime leeway has drawbacks: report--OTTAWA - A federal plan to take a bite out of corporate crime by allowing prosecutors to suspend criminal charges against companies has potential downsides, an internal analysis says -- including the risk...
Prairie Audio 4:10 PM MT
Prairie Audio 4:10 PM MT----PR10 - (Alta-Kenney-Trudeau)EDMONTON. x-17s. Alberta Opposition Leader Jason Kenney is standing by earlier remarks when he called Prime Minister Justin Trudeau empty and clueless, particularly when it comes to the Trans Mountain...
--Prairie Update-
---(Manitoba-Liquor-Campgrounds)The Manitoba government says adults can again enjoy alcohol at popular provincial campgrounds during the May long weekend.The government says alcohol-related offences in provincial parks have dropped significantly since...
--Prairie Update-
---(Trans-Mountain-Notley)Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says her government still plans to pass a bill that could punish B-C with oil-related price spikes if that province continues to delay the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.Notley's pledge comes...
Prep-Agriculture-Report
---(Winnipeg-Commodity-Exchange)The American company that bought the Winnipeg Commodity Exchange in 2007 says it is shutting down its last commodity trading function.Atlanta-based Intercontinental Exchange says it will move trading of canola contracts...
Prep-LifeWatch
---(Opioid-Prescriptions)Researchers say nearly a quarter of first-time opioid prescriptions in Ontario from April 2015 to March 2016 exceeded recommended dose limits introduced in 2017.They say 23.9 per cent of initial opioid prescriptions in Ontario...
Quebec Court Authorizes Class Action against Air Canada by Former Aveos Employees
Aveos class action against Air Canada gets OK--MONTREAL - Former Aveos employees have been authorized to proceed with a class action lawsuit against Air Canada.The airline could have to pay more than $100 million if found guilty, lawyers for the plaintiffs...
Reds Slugger Joey Votto Apologizes for Remarks Ripping Canadian Baseball
Reds slugger Votto apologizes for comments--Saying his comments came from an "absolutely silly, short-sighted, selfish place," Cincinnati Reds slugger Joey Votto apologized Wednesday for saying that he doesn't care about Canada, Canadian baseball or...
Royal-Wedding-Tourists
Nicola Day's flight to London will land just hours before Prince Harry is set to wed Meghan Markle in a lavish ceremony at Windsor Castle.The Kingston, Ontario resident says she's determined not to let jet lag stand in the way of royal revelry.Day expects...
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