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Articles from May 23, 2018

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Abortion Pill to Become More Widely Available after New Billing Code Adopted
Abortion pill billing code adopted--HALIFAX - The abortion pill is expected to become more widely available to women in Nova Scotia starting next month, as part of a series of measures adopted by the province aimed at improving abortion access.A physician's...
ADVISORY-B-C Calendar
Here is Wednesday's B.C. calendar:NEW WESTMINSTER - Mental Health and Addictions Minister Judy Darcy joins others with the Last Door Recovery Society and Recovery Day Vancouver Society to make an announcement. (2:30 p.m. at Anvil Centre, 3rd floor, 777...
An NDP Government Could Mean Endless Strikes, High Unemployment, Rivals Warn
Ontario NDP's plan under Liberal, Tory attack--TORONTO - If you believe Doug Ford and Kathleen Wynne, an NDP government would bring Ontario indefinite strikes, high unemployment, skyrocketing taxes and farmlands lost to wind turbines.The Progressive...
Argos Defensive Tackle Gaydosh to Give Grey Cup Ring to His Father
Gaydosh to give Grey Cup ring to father--TORONTO - It's bold, it's gaudy and it's flashy -- everything Linden Gaydosh is not.And that's why the Toronto Argonauts burly defensive tackle plans to give his 2017 Grey Cup ring to his father, Dave, who played...
Atlantic Audio 2:45 PM AT
Atlantic Audio 2:45 PM AT--AT03 - (NS-DSME-Plant)TRENTON, N.S. x-14s. The mayor of Trenton, Nova Scotia says he doesn't know what the ultimate fate will be for a former wind tower manufacturing plant that was developed with 56 million dollars in provincial...
Atlantic Update
(Fisheries-Closed-Whales)The arrival of two endangered North Atlantic right whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence has some fishermen worried.Federal authorities ordered fishermen in parts of the Gulf off northern New Brunswick and Quebec to get their gear...
Atlantic Update
---(NS-Homeless-Assault)A trial date has been set for a Halifax Regional Police officer accused of assaulting a 54-year-old man at a homeless shelter.Judge Gregory Lenehan has set aside November 26th and 27th for the trial of Constable Laurence Gary...
B.C.'S Horgan Defends Fight to Both Retain and Restrict Alberta Oil Imports
Horgan defends fight to keep and restrict oil--YELLOWKNIFE - B.C. Premier John Horgan says he is fighting to both retain and restrict Alberta energy imports because while the existing shipments are vital to his province, the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion...
B.C. to Spend $115 Million on Boosting Number of Nurse Practitioner
B.C. to create 200 new nurse practitioner jobs--VANCOUVER - British Columbia is creating 200 new nurse practitioner positions in an effort to connect more residents with primary care providers.Nurse practitioners can either work on their own or as part...
--B-C Update-
------(BC-Premiers-Trans-Mountain)B-C Premier John Horgan is rejecting suggestions that his government's position on Alberta's energy imports is selfish.Horgan says the existing energy imports from Alberta -- such as gasoline -- are vital to his province,...
Being a Progressive Christian Shouldn't Be an Oxymoron
Being a progressive Christian shouldn't be an oxymoron--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...
Canada Basketball president/CEO Michele O'Keefe Leaving Organization
Canada Basketball president/CEO steps down--TORONTO - She's a top female executive in a sport with very few.And so Michele O'Keefe will leave Canada Basketball proud both of the path she's paved for women, and the solid foundation she's helped build...
Canada's Pangos Excelling for Lithuanian Team, Which Won EuroLeague Bronze
Pangos excelling for Lithuanian squad--Fans in Belgrade's Stark Arena were up on their feet from the opening tipoff, and they never sat down. They were loud and proud, and unlike any polite NBA crowd.Kevin Pangos was blown away.The 25-year-old guard...
Canada's Shapovalov Making Big Strides and Looking for More on ATP World Tour
Shapovalov looking to build on strong year--Rewind to 12 months ago when Canada's Denis Shapovalov was barely in the top 200 and playing lower-level Futures and Challenger tennis tournaments.What a difference a year makes.Shapovalov has emerged as one...
Celebrity Birthdays for May 23
Celebrity birthdays for May 23--Celebrity Birthdays for May 23:Bluegrass singer Mac Wiseman is 93.Actress Barbara Barrie is 87.Actress Joan Collins is 85.Actor Charles Kimbrough ("Murphy Brown") is 82.International Tennis Hall-of-Famer John Newcombe...
CEO of Royal Canadian Mint to Resign in July after Just Three Years on the Job
CEO of Royal Canadian Mint to resign in July--OTTAWA - The CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint has abruptly declared she is leaving her post later this summer after just three years of a five-year term, citing a desire for a better work-life balance.In a...
CFL Rule Change Means Coaches Won't Be Allowed to Challenge Illegal Contact
CFL adopts rule changes before season--TORONTO - CFL coaches won't be allowed to challenge illegal contact calls this season.The CFL eliminated illegal contact as a challengeable call Wednesday, and the change will be in place when the regular season...
CIBC Expects 50 per Cent Drop in New Mortgages in Latter Half of Year
CIBC expects 50 per cent drop in new mortgages--TORONTO - The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce anticipates it will issue half as many new mortgages in the latter part of the year as it did in the same period of 2017 amid cooling in the real estate...
CN to Purchase Hundreds of Grain Cars as Transportation Bill Becomes Law
CN Rail to buy hundreds of hopper cars--MONTREAL - Canadian National Railway is preparing to purchase hundreds of new grain hopper cars to get shipments moving after a bill that encourages railways to make investments to avert service disruptions became...
Crime Doesn't Pay, but Jury Duty Should
Crime doesn't pay, but jury duty should--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 site.___Author:...
Doug Ford Says He'll Release Fully Costed Platform before the Election
Full platform is coming, Doug Ford says--With two weeks left in Ontario's election campaign, Doug Ford is refusing to say when his Progressive Conservatives will release a fully costed platform, except to insist it will be before voters head to the polls.Ford...
Ecuadorian Villagers Lose Fight to Have Chevron Canada Pay US$9.5 Billion
Ecuadorians lose US$9.5B fight with Chevron--TORONTO - The Canadian subsidiary of U.S.-based oil giant Chevron Corp. cannot be held liable for a US$9.5-billion award a court in Ecuador ordered against the parent company in favour of Ecuadorian villagers,...
Editorial Exchange: Ottawa Must Help Toronto with Influx of Refugees
Editorial Exchange: Ottawa must help Toronto with influx of refugees--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published May 22:To say Toronto's emergency shelter system is facing a crisis would be a gross understatement.Alarmingly, as of Friday, there were...
Editorial Exchange: Pork-Barrel Politics Live on in Quebec Byelection
Editorial Exchange: Pork-barrel politics live on in Quebec byelection--An editorial from the Waterloo Region Record, published May 22:It's funny how Canadian politicians seem to hate the taste of pork - unless it's dished up by their own party. Then...
Editorial Exchange: Security Check
Editorial Exchange: Security check--An editorial from the Charlottetown Guardian, published May 22:Well, the royal wedding is over, the pomp and circumstance is finished for the time being, and all that's left is the cleaning up.And maybe you got in...
--Eighteenth NewsWatch-
---(Aecon-Takeover) (Audio:141)Citing national security concerns, the Canadian government has blocked a takeover deal that would have seen a Chinese state-owned company buy the Aecon construction firm for 1.5-billion dollars.Ottawa announced it would...
--Eighth NewsWatch-
---(Kinder-Morgan)Analysts are perplexed about the federal finance minister's claim that there are plenty of investors interested in taking on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project if Kinder Morgan pulls out.With just over a week left until the...
--Eleventh NewsWatch-
---(FBN-NFL Meetings) (Audio: 91)N-F-L owners have approved a new policy that requires players to stand during the playing of the U-S national anthem.Those who don't want to stand will be allowed to stay in the locker room.Players were not part of the...
Facebook Posts Were Reply to Propaganda against Islamic State: Migrant
Facebook posts were propaganda reply: migrant--VANCOUVER - Facebook posts that allegedly supported lone-wolf terrorist attacks were part of a mission to counter the western media's propaganda machine against the Islamic State group, a British Columbia...
Federal Panel Urging Canada to Ramp Up Efforts to Collect Blood Plasma
Canada must collect more plasma: panel--OTTAWA - Canada needs to do more to collect and stockpile its own homegrown plasma, the blood component used to make various medical treatments including life-saving drugs known as immune globulins, a federal panel...
Feds Fall Short of Rae Request with $300M Pledge for Rohingya Crisis
Feds short of Rae request on Rohingya aid--OTTAWA - Federal cabinet ministers pledged money and diplomatic leadership on Wednesday as they promised that Canada will spearhead international efforts to stop the campaign of ethnic violence against Myanmar's...
--Fifteenth NewsWatch-
---(Premiers-Trans-Mountain) (Audio: 112)The government of Alberta is sticking to its hardline stand on support for the Trans Mountain pipeline project.At the western premiers conference in Yellowknife, deputy premier Sarah Hoffman refused to sign the...
--Fifth Newswatch-
---(G7-EU-Venezuela)Canada and its fellow G-7 countries, along with the European Union, have issued a joint statement this morning, stating they are united in rejecting and denouncing last Sunday's presidential election in Venezuela.The election of Nicolas...
--First NewsWatch-
---(Premiers-Trans-Mountain)Alberta's premier says while other Western premiers meeting in Yellowknife today will be talking about how to spend money, she'll be home figuring out how to earn it.Rachel Notley isn't attending the conference, saying her...
Former Judge Robin Camp Allowed to Practise Law Again: Law Society of Alberta
'Knees-together' judge can practise law again--CALGARY - A former judge who resigned over his treatment of a sexual assault complainant is allowed to once again practise law in Alberta.The Law Society of Alberta approved Robin Camp's reinstatement this...
--Fourteenth NewsWatch-
---(Premiers-Trans-Mountain) (Audio: 112) The government of Alberta has refused to sign the official communique that wrapped up the western premiers meeting in Yellowknife.The statement didn't include all party support for the Trans Canada pipeline project,...
--Fourth Newswatch-
---(Western-Premiers)The western premiers will be meeting in Yellowknife today without Alberta's Rachel Notley.She says she is skipping the meeting and will stay in Alberta to ensure the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion goes ahead.Pipeline owner Kinder...
Freeland Plays Down Trump Assertion Canada Being 'Difficult, Spoiled' on NAFTA
Trump calls Canada 'difficult' on NAFTA--OTTAWA - U.S. President Donald Trump says Canada and Mexico are "spoiled" and difficult to deal with in NAFTA negotiations.But Canadian officials are playing down the typically bombastic comments, insisting progress...
Future of Massive Nova Scotia Wind Tower Plant Remains a Mystery
Future of massive wind tower plant a mystery--HALIFAX - It's among Atlantic Canada's largest industrial sites -- a massive former wind tower manufacturing plant developed with $56 million in provincial funding.But with the clock ticking on a provincial...
G7 and European Union Unite to Reject Recent Election in Venezuela
G7, EU denounce Venezuela election--OTTAWA - Canada and its fellow G7 countries along with the European Union issued a joint statement today saying they are united in rejecting and denouncing the recent presidential election in Venezuela.The May 20 election...
Government Cuts Short Debate on Election Law Reforms, Opposition Outraged
Election law reform debate cut short--OTTAWA - The Trudeau government shut down debate Wednesday on a massive bill to overhaul federal election laws, rushing in a bid to ensure the reforms can be implemented in time for the 2019 election.After four days...
Health, Education Ministries Not Working Together on Health Programs: Auditor
B.C. audit seeks better health program oversight--VICTORIA - An audit of healthy eating and physical activity programs in British Columbia's schools makes eight recommendations aimed at improving co-ordination by the ministries responsible.The independent...
Hosting Fee Caused Higher Memorial Cup Ticket Prices, Impacting Attendance
Hosting fee caused higher Memorial Cup ticket prices--REGINA - The organizing committee chair for the 100th Memorial Cup says that a high fee to host the tournament has caused increased ticket prices and impacted attendance.Shaun Semple said that the...
How Competition Fuels Inequality and Conflict
How competition fuels inequality and conflict--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...
In the News Today, May 23
In the news today, May 23--Seven stories in the news for Wednesday, May 23------RACHEL NOTLEY SLAMS JOHN HORGAN BEFORE MEETINGAlberta Premier Rachel Notley won't be at today's meeting of the western premiers in Yellowknife, but she made some choice remarks...
'It Was Important to Me to Not Crumble': Kathy Griffin on Surviving Trump Backlash
Kathy Griffin reflects on Trump backlash--TORONTO - Kathy Griffin has frequently been considered one of the comedy's most enthusiastic go-getters, but it's hard to ignore her particularly gutsy determination these days.Always the self-promoter, it's...
Media Are Not an Arm of the Police, Vice Lawyer Tells Supreme Court Hearing
Media not an arm of police: Vice lawyer--OTTAWA - Journalists are not an investigative arm of the police, a lawyer representing Vice Media told the Supreme Court of Canada in arguing there should be clear protections for the media when enforcement agencies...
Michael Kaan Wins $40,000 Amazon.ca First Novel Award for 'The Water Beetles'
Kaan wins First Novel Award for 'The Water Beetles'--TORONTO - Winnipeg writer Michael Kaan has won the 2018 Amazon.ca First Novel Award for "The Water Beetles," and with it a $40,000 prize."The Water Beetles," loosely based on the diaries of Kann's...
National Audio 1:05 PM ET
National Audio 1:05 PM ET--NAT087 - (NAFTA-Trump) WASHINGTON. x-18s. As he headed to a meeting in New York, U-S President Donald Trump was asked about the status of the NAFTA negotiations. He characterizes the talks as "difficult." ("..will win big.")...
National Audio 1:45 PM ET
National Audio 1:45 PM ET--NAT092 - (SPORTS-FBN-NFL-Meetings) ATLANTA. x-13s. N-F-L owners have approved a new policy aimed at addressing the firestorm over national anthem protests. The new rule permits players to stay in the locker room during the...
National Audio 2:45 AM ET
National Audio 2:45 AM ET--NAT001 - (US-Trump-Abortion-Politics) WASHINGTON. x-34s. (Chuck Sivertsen) U-S President Donald Trump issued a rallying call to opponents of abortion, encouraging them to head to the polls to elect conservative lawmakers. (WA)...
National Audio 4:45 AM ET
National Audio 4:45 AM ET--NAT024 - (AS-NKorea-Nuclear-Site) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) WONSAN, Korea. x-19s. A group of foreign journalists prepared to depart by train today to watch the dismantling of North Korea's nuclear test site. Tom Cheshire with Sky...
National Audio 5:55 PM ET
National Audio 5:55 PM ET--NAT124 - (Mba-Fire-Evacuation) WINNIPEG. x-10s. Leaders from a fly-in only Manitoba First Nation are furious after they say they didn't get help evacuating people as a fire encroached on the community. More than 600 people...
National Audio 6:45 AM ET
National Audio 6:45 AM ET--NAT050 - (AS-NKorea-Nuclear-Site) UNDATED. x-31s. (Charles de Ledesma) A group of reporters is heading to a remote site of North Korea to the dismantling of a nuclear test site. (SOURCE:The Associated Press) --NAT051 - (AS-NKorea-Nuclear-Site)...
National Audio 9:45 AM ET
National Audio 9:45 AM ET--NAT067 - (Syria) UNDATED. x-21s. Syria has dismissed American calls for the withdrawal of Iranian troops and Hezbollah militants from the war-torn country. The U-S has issued a list of demands for a new nuclear deal with Iran,...
--Nineteenth NewsWatch-
---(Aecon-Takeover)A representative for a Chinese state-owned firm is not commenting on the Canadian government's decision to block its purchase of Aecon Group.The Chinese company, C-C-C-C International Holding, had planned to purchase the Toronto-based...
--Ninth NewsWatch-
---(Kinder-Morgan)Pipeline politics are front and centre in several parts of the country today.Alberta Premier Rachel Notley is skipping the Western premiers conference in Yellowknife to keep working on getting the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion built.B-C...
Northern B.C. Gas Pipeline Designed to Supply LNG Industry Wins NEB Approval
Northern B.C. gas pipeline approved by NEB--CALGARY - The National Energy Board has approved construction of a natural gas pipeline originally intended to supply the Pacific NorthWest LNG export terminal near Port Edward, B.C., even though that $36-billion...
No Suitors Emerge for Pipeline Project Stake as Kinder Morgan Deadline Looms
No suitors emerge for pipeline project stake--CALGARY - With just over a week remaining until the May 31 deadline set for abandoning its Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, no suitors have publicly emerged to step into builder Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd.'s...
Not Criminally Responsible: How an Accused Finds the Road Back Home
Finding the road home from an NCR verdict--HALIFAX - At the height of his mental illness, Breton Umlah believed his family and friends were members of a shadowy intelligence agency, and he desperately wanted to join them.Diagnosed with bipolar disorder...
No Tears to Be Shed as Canadian Grand Prix Says Bye to Old Garages
Canadian Grand Prix ready for facelift--MONTREAL - The Canadian Grand Prix is bidding farewell to its 30-year-old garages this year, but no one is shedding a tear.Once the Formula One race is over on June 10, the concrete garages at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve...
Ohtani and Simmons Deliver in Ninth as Angels Come Back for 5-4 Win over Jays
Clippard blows save as Jays lose to Angels--TORONTO - Blue Jays reliever Tyler Clippard appeared immersed in thought as he sat by his locker Wednesday night after blowing a save opportunity in a 5-4 loss to the Los Angeles Angels. Clippard stared straight...
Oilsands Tailings Pond Approval Terms Shortened for Former Shell Facilities
Oilsands tailings pond approval terms trimmed--CALGARY - Tailings pond management plans for two former Shell Canada oilsands mines in northern Alberta have been approved by the Alberta Energy Regulator, but it said "deficiencies" in the projects must...
Olympic Curler Cheryl Bernard New President, CEO of Canada's Sports Hall of Fame
Bernard to lead Canada's Sports Hall of Fame--CALGARY - Curling allowed Cheryl Bernard to become not just a successful Olympic athlete, but a businesswoman.Those two qualities landed her the job of president and chief executive officer at Canada's Sports...
Ontario Lawyers Receive Guide to Indigenous Legal Rights, History and Culture
Ontario lawyers get guide on Indigenous rights--TORONTO - The regulatory body for Ontario's lawyers and paralegals has released a guide to help legal professionals better understand the legal rights, history and culture of Indigenous people.The Law Society...
--Ontario Update-
---(Ont-Elxn)Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford takes his campaign for the June 7th election to southwestern Ontario today, starting with a morning announcement in Woodslee before heading to Chatham for an evening rally.Liberal Leader Kathleen...
--Ontario Update-
---(Ont-Elxn-Ford)P-C Leader Doug Ford -- who's been facing increasing criticism for not yet producing a campaign platform -- say's he'll announce one before the June 7th election.However the Tory leader, who was speaking at a campaign event in southwestern...
Photo Advisory Addition
Photo Advisory addition--The Canadian Press photo advisory addition for Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Entries with an estimated photo transmission time (EST) are staffed by The Canadian Press or Associated Press photojournalists. ADDITION: OTTAWA--Foreign...
Prairie Audio 2:50 PM MT
Prairie Audio 2:50 PM MT----PR06 - (Premiers-Trans-Mountain)YELLOWKNIFE. x-14s. Alberta is drawing a diplomatic line in the sand at the western premiers conference in Yellowknife over the Trans Mountain pipeline. Deputy premier Sarah Hoffman has not...
Prairie Audio 3:00 PM MT
Prairie Audio 3:00 PM MT----PR08 - (Mba-Fire-Evacuation)WINNIPEG. X-13s. Leaders from a fly-in only Manitoba First Nation are furious after they say they didn't get help evacuating people as a fire encroached on the community. More than 600 people were...
--Prairie Update-
(Premiers-Trans-Mountain)Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says issues such as pharmacare are important but that "pharmacare does not grow on trees."The premier was speaking ahead of today's western premiers conference in Yellowknife, where B-C Premier John...
--Prairie Update-
---(Premiers-Trans-Mountain)Alberta is not endorsing the final communique from the western premiers meeting, citing a lack of support for the Trans Mountain oil pipeline.The official statement from the meeting in Yellowknife deals with issues such as...
Prep-Agriculture-Report
---(Agri-Innovation-BC)B-C farmers and food processors are being offered 14-million dollars in support over the next five years to help develop new products or processes that will help food production in the province.The Canada-B-C agriculture innovation...
Prep-LifeWatch
---(Celiac-Drug)A new drug could help people with celiac disease.People with the disease stay away from gluten, the substance in flour and other foods that damages the lining of their intestines.But it's hard for them to make sure no trace of gluten...
Quebec Singer Luck Mervil Gets Community Sentence for Sexual Exploitation
Quebec singer Luck Mervil gets community sentence--MONTREAL - Well-known Quebec singer Luck Mervil was given a six-month sentence in the community Wednesday for the sexual exploitation of a 17-year-old girl in 1996.The sentence is exactly what the defence...
Rare Running Back Job Opportunity at Calgary Stampeder Training Camp
Stampeders auditioning running backs--CALGARY - It's been a long time since the Calgary Stampeders were asked, 'who is going to run the football?'From Joffrey Reynolds to Jon Cornish to Jerome Messam, the Stampeders had a star running back at every training...
Researchers Honoured for Identifying 'Newfoundland Curse'
Researchers identify 'Newfoundland curse'--ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - A research team was honoured Wednesday for identifying the cause of the "Newfoundland curse" -- a deadly heart condition that has afflicted Newfoundland families for centuries.The condition,...
Research Needed on Impact of Microplastics on B.C. Shellfish Industry: Study
Microplastics near B.C. shellfish farms: study--VICTORIA - A scientific study that found high levels of microplastics in the ocean near British Columbia's primary shellfish farms has scientists calling for more research to assess the impact of the pollution...
Robert Thomas Scores Winner as Bulldogs Top Titan at Memorial Cup
Thomas scores winner as Bulldogs top Titan--REGINA - Hamilton Bulldogs captain Justin Lemcke is now a fan of the Swift Current Broncos, even if it's just for one day.The Ontario Hockey League champion earned at least a berth in the Memorial Cup semifinal...
Run, Hide or Fight: Vancouver Police Release Video on What to Do in an Attack
Vancouver police make video on surviving an attack--VANCOUVER - An eight-minute video simulating a shooting at an office has been produced by Vancouver police to help prepare people if an active shooter were on the loose. The city's police chief believes...
Saoirse Ronan Follows Up 'Lady Bird' with 'On Chesil Beach' - and the Real Beach
Saoirse Ronan on life after 'Lady Bird'--TORONTO - Saoirse Ronan is taking a bit of a break.On the heels of the success of the coming-of-age dramedy "Lady Bird," which earned her a third Oscar nomination, the Irish star says she's doing press for the...
Schools, Ring Roads and Parking Lots Can Help Prevent Spread of Wildfires: Study
University study offers wildfire recommendations--CALGARY - A University of Calgary study says there need to be more wide, open spaces to prevent catastrophic wildfires like the one that devastated the city of Fort McMurray in northeastern Alberta two...
SCOC-Vice-RCMP
TORONTO - Canada's highest court is set to hear a closely-watched case today that pits journalists against police and prosecutors.Vice Media plans to urge the Supreme Court of Canada to overturn a ruling that reporter Ben Makuch give the R-C-M-P materials...
--Second NewsWatch-
---(Premiers-Trans-Mountain)Alberta Premier Rachel Notley is accusing B-C Premier John Horgan of taking 15-billion dollars out of the national economy by blocking the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline from Edmonton to Burnaby.Notley made her comment...
--Seventeenth NewsWatch-
---(Aecon-Takeover)The federal government has blocked a Chinese company from buying Aecon Group construction for 1.5 billion dollars, citing national security.Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains has confirmed the government's decision.C-C-C-C...
--Seventh NewsWatch-
---(SCOC-Vice-RCMP)Vice Media says journalistic freedom is on the line in a case that goes before the Supreme Court of Canada today.It wants the high court to overturn a ruling that reporter Ben Makuch must give the R-C-M-P materials related to interviews...
Singh Sides with B.C. in Hornet's Nest of Pipeline Politics for the NDP
Singh picks B.C. in NDP pipeline battle--OTTAWA - Jagmeet Singh planted the federal NDP flag firmly on British Columbia's side of the Trans Mountain dispute Wednesday after months of trying to stay neutral in the bitter feud between his Alberta and B.C....
--Sixteenth NewsWatch-
---(Aecon-Takeover)The federal government has stopped a Chinese company from taking over Aecon Group for reasons of national security.A spokesman for Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains has confirmed the government's decision to prevent C-C-C-C...
--Sixth NewsWatch-
---(SCOC-Vice-RCMP)A case that pits the ability of journalists to do their work effectively against the ability of police and prosecutors to do theirs goes to the Supreme Court of Canada today.Vice Media wants the justices to overturn a ruling that reporter...
Small Newfoundland Town That Rejected Rainbow Crosswalk to Hold Pride Week
Town that nixed crosswalk to hold Pride Week--SPRINGDALE, N.L. - A Newfoundland town that received national attention when it refused to permit a rainbow crosswalk has now agreed to hold a Pride Week.The town of Springdale came under scrutiny last month...
Snowfall Warnings Issued for Parts of Newfoundland, 30 Centimetres Expected
Newfoundlanders brace for 30 centimetres of snow--ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - June may be just around the corner, but some Newfoundlanders were facing more than 30 centimetres of snow late Wednesday.Environment Canada issued snowfall warnings for areas along...
--Sportsbreak--
---The Vegas Golden Knights will find out their opponent in the Stanley Cup final later tonight. The Tampa Bay Lightning play host to the Washington Capitals in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final, with the winner advancing to face Vegas for the title....
SportsCall Audio 1:50 PM ET
SportsCall Audio 1:50 PM ET--NAT094 - (SPORTS-FBN-NFL-Meetings) ATLANTA. x-13s. N-F-L owners have approved a policy aimed at addressing the firestorm over national anthem protests. The new rule permits players to stay in the locker room during the "The...
SportsCall Audio 3:00 AM ET
SportsCall Audio 3:00 AM ET--NAT015 - (SPORTS-BBA-Red-Sox-Rays) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. x-12s. Mookie Betts hit his major league-leading 16th homer, Chris Sale struck out nine in seven-plus innings, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-2. Betts...
SportsCall Audio 3:10 AM ET
SportsCall Audio 3:10 AM ET--NAT020 - (SPORTS-BBO-Indians-Cubs) CHICAGO. x-10s. Jose Ramirez hit his 14th homer and Cleveland routed the Chicago Cubs 10-1 in their first meeting at Wrigley Field since the 2016 World Series. Cubs outfielder Kyle Schwarber...
SportsCall Audio 4:50 AM ET
SportsCall Audio 4:50 AM ET--NAT035 - (SPORTS-BBO-Giants-Astros) HOUSTON. x-10s. Gerrit Cole struck out eight over six innings to lead the Houston Astros to an 11-2 victory over the Giants. Astros outfielder Tony Kemp -- with two hits and a career-high...
SportsCall Audio 8:30 PM ET
SportsCall Audio 8:30 PM ET--NAT149 - (SPORTS-BBN: Brewers 9, Diamondbacks 2) MILWAUKEE. x-14s. Travis Shaw hit a three-run homer and Jesus Aguilar had a go-ahead, two-run single during a seven-run fourth inning to help the Milwaukee Brewers beat Arizona...
--Tenth NewsWatch-
---(Kinder-Morgan)Enbridge denies it is in negotiations to take over construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion if Kinder Morgan pulls out, and oilsands producer Cenovus Energy isn't commenting.That's left analysts trying to figure out what...
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Thursday, May 24
The Canadian Press News Agenda for May 24--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Thursday, May 24 as of 3 p.m: x-denotes wire, y-denotes picture, z-denotes graphics coverage. Copy from other events based on merit and availability. All times...
--Third NewsWatch-
---(Premiers-Trans-Mountain)Alberta Premier Rachel Notley will be noticeably absent from today's meeting of the western premiers in Yellowknife.But she isn't letting that stop her from speaking her mind about one of the leaders who will be there.Notley...
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