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2018 CFL Players of the Week/Month List
2018 CFL Players of the Week/Month List--Players of the week and month for the 2018 season, as announced by the Canadian Football League:Players of the WeekWeek One _ 1. Charleston Hughes, DL, Saskatchewan Roughriders; 2. Mike Reilly, QB, Edmonton Eskimos;...
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...
Advocacy Group Says Toronto Overdose Deaths Highlight Need for Prevention Sites
Overdose deaths in Toronto highlight need for prevention sites: group--TORONTO - A string of overdose deaths in a pocket of Canada's most populous city highlights the urgent need for new overdose prevention sites, an advocacy group said Wednesday, calling...
Alberta Securities Commission Panel Denies Order against Short-Seller Cohodes
Regulator rejects Cohodes cease trade order--CALGARY - The Alberta Securities Commission has rejected a requested order to prevent American short seller Marc Cohodes from trading shares in or providing misleading information about Calgary-based Badger...
Alex Storm, Cape Breton's Treasure Hunter and Historian, Dies at Age 80
Cape Breton treasure hunter dies at 80--LOUISBOURG, N.S. - A beloved treasure hunter and historian of Cape Breton island, remembered as a restless adventurer and treasure-trove of stories, has died.Alex Storm was perhaps most famous for discovering the...
Altidore Scores 3 as Toronto FC Thumps Vancouver to Win Canadian Championship
Altidore on target in Canadian Championship--TORONTO - In a season that has gone south since losing the CONCACAF Champions League final in a penalty shootout, Toronto FC finally had something to celebrate Wednesday.With a rampant Jozy Altidore firing...
Artist Behind Macdonald Statue Says It Was Never Intended as a Monument
'It's not a monument,' says Macdonald's sculptor--VANCOUVER - The man who created a controversial statue of John A. Macdonald says he's pleased it's sparking a conversation about the country's horrific treatment of Indigenous Peoples, but there should...
As Service Refusals Make Headlines, Experts Say Businesses Usually in the Wrong
Retailers usually can't refuse service: experts--Two Canadian businesses that recently made headlines for refusing customers have learned the hard way that there are few circumstances in which they can legally deny service to a patron.A teenage boy hoping...
Atlantic Update
---(Fredericton-Shooting)Canada's minister of border security and organized crime reduction says there is no single solution to reducing gun violence in Canada.Bill Blair spoke today at Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police conference in Halifax --...
--Atlantic Update-
---(Fredericton-Shooting)A visitation will be held today for one of the victims of a deadly shooting spree at a Fredericton apartment complex.Bobbie Lee Wright and Donnie Robichaud died in the shooting, along with responding officers Constable Robb Costello...
--B-C Update-
(BC-Wildfires)Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth says he hopes B-C's wildfire situation is not the "new normal" but with climate change and increasingly early starts to the fire season, there's reason for concern.Farnworth made the comment today shortly...
B.C.-Wide State of Emergency Declared as Province Battles Nearly 600 Wildfires
B.C. wildfires prompt provincewide emergency--VICTORIA - British Columbia's public safety minister says he hopes the province's wildfire situation is not the new normal but the issue of climate change and its impact on forests must be taken into account."Obviously...
Canada's Barrett Leads Duke to Pre-Season Win over Ryerson in Duke Debut
Canada's Barrett leads Duke in college debut--MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - Late in the first quarter of his college coming-out party, Canadian basketball phenom R.J. Barrett veered around a Ryerson defender to throw down an emphatic dunk. He and teammate Zion...
Canada's Police Chiefs to Study "Spike" in Gun Violence over the Last Year
Police chiefs to study gun violence--HALIFAX - Canada's police chiefs say in light of recent gun-related tragedies in Fredericton and in other cities across the country they are striking a committee to analyze data related to gun violence.The Canadian...
Canada's Raonic, Shapovalov Advance as Western and Southern Open
Raonic, Shapovalov advance in Cincinnati--CINCINNATI - Canada's Denis Shapovalov fended off a late charge by Britain's Kyle Edmund for a 6-4, 7-5 win in the second round of the Western and Southern Open on Tuesday.Shapovalov now holds a 4-2 career record...
Canada's Whalley Allstars Ready to Make Noise at Little League World Series
Canada ready for Little League World Series challenge--Canada is looking to make history at the Little League World Series in Pennsylvania this week by hoisting the tournament trophy for the first time.And Mike Marino, the head coach of Canada's representative...
Canada Violated Rights of Irregular Migrant: UN Human Rights Committee
Canada violated rights of migrant: UN--OTTAWA - The federal government is reviewing a decision of the UN Human Rights Committee that concluded Canada violated the rights of an undocumented irregular migrant by denying her essential health care.As part...
Canadian Championship Soccer Final No Stranger to Dramatic Finishes
Canadian Championship often means drama--TORONTO - The Canadian Championship final is no stranger to dramatic finishes.Toronto striker Sebastian Giovinco, with his second of the night, scored in the 95th minute for a 2-1 second-leg win over Montreal...
Canadian Home Sales Tick Higher in July Led by Greater Toronto Area Market
Canadian home sales tick higher in July--OTTAWA - The Canadian housing market is finding its footing after a prolonged stumble in the first half of the year, shaking off the impact of stricter mortgage rules, rising interest rates and provincial policy...
Canuck Cincy Clash: Raonic Wins to Set Up Third-Round Showdown with Shapovalov
Shapovalov and Raonic to play in Cincinnati--Denis Shapovalov was victorious the first time he played fellow Canadian Milos Raonic on the ATP World Tour. The veteran will soon get a chance to avenge that loss.The top two players in the Canadian men's...
Celebrity Birthdays for Aug. 15
Celebrity birthdays for Aug. 15--Celebrity birthdays for Aug. 15:Actress Abby Dalton ("Falcon Crest") is 86.Actress Lori Nelson is 85.Actor Jim Dale is 83. Actress Pat Priest ("The Munsters") is 82.Nesbert (Stix) Hooper, drummer with The Crusaders is...
Climate Change Likely to Cause More Sewage Leaks, McKenna Says
Sewage leaks up to municipalities to fix: McKenna--OTTAWA - More than one hundred municipal wastewater systems did not report how much raw sewage overflowed from their pipes in 2017 but Environment Canada is only investigating two of them for violating...
Committee to Decide How Millions in Humboldt Broncos Donations Are Split
Committee to split up Humboldt donations--SASKATOON - Lawyers for the families of some of those who died in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash were in Saskatchewan court Wednesday arguing that expenses alone should not be the only factor in dividing up funds...
Conflicting Court Views on Legal Fees Leave '60S Scoop Lawyers in Limbo
With $75M at stake, 'Scoop' lawyers in fee limbo--TORONTO - Class-action lawyers who secured a landmark $750-million compensation deal for Indigenous victims of the '60s Scoop have been left in fee limbo amid conflicting views as to how much they deserve.Under...
Constellation Brands Spending $5 Billion to Increase Stake in Canopy Growth
Constellation to increase stake in Canopy--TORONTO - Global alcohol giant Constellation Brands will invest $5 billion in Canopy Growth Corp. -- the largest strategic investment in the cannabis space to date -- which the marijuana producer says will help...
Crown Appealing Sentence for Winnipeg Man Who Left Mother to Die on the Floor
Sentence appealed for man who left mom to die on floor--WINNIPEG - Crown prosecutors are appealing the sentence of a man who left his 89-year-old mother on the floor of their home for several weeks until she died.Ronald Siwicki, 66, was sentenced in...
Debate over Wood Buffalo UNESCO Site Politicized: Scientists
Wood Buffalo debate politicized: scientists--Two prominent water scientists say a debate over Canada's largest national park has become politicized and industrial development is being blamed for changes it didn't cause.Brent Wolfe of Wilfrid Laurier...
--Eighteenth NewsWatch-
---(Wildfires-BC) (Audio:113)Smoke from hundreds of wildfires burning in British Columbia is causing more than just air quality problems.The province's chief fire information officer says the dense smoke is making it harder to detect new fires, and there...
--Eighth NewsWatch-
---(Italy-Bridge-Collapse) (Audio: 58)As the death toll in an Italian bridge collapse climbs, fears are growing another section of the Morandi Bridge in Genoa could come crashing down.At least 39 people died yesterday when a section of the bridge crumbled,...
--Eleventh NewsWatch-
---(Wildfires-BC) (Audio: 78)B-C's public safety minister has declared a provincial state of emergency as hundreds of wildfires continue to blacken the province.Mike Farnworth says it will be in effect for the next 14 days and will ensure federal, provincial...
Farmers Wonder about Impact of Alternatives to Pesticides Being Banned
Pesticides to be banned starting in 2021--OTTAWA - The federal government is giving farmers three years to figure out what pesticides they can use to protect their crops from aphids and mites, but some say they aren't convinced about the alternatives.Health...
--Fifteenth NewsWatch-
---(Police-Chiefs-Guns) (Audio: 96)Canada's police chiefs are striking a national committee to analyze data related to gun violence in the wake of numerous shootings in cities like Toronto -- and the recent slayings of four people in Fredericton.The...
--Fifth Newswatch-
---(Italy-Highway-Collapse)Pope Francis has led prayers for the victims of the highway bridge collapse in Genoa, Italy, as the death toll from yesterday's tragedy keeps going higher.Authorities report this morning at least 39 people were killed when...
--First NewsWatch-
---(Italy-Highway-Collapse)Italian authorities have raised to 35 the number of dead, with three others missing and about a dozen people still hospitalized from Tuesday's collapse of a highway bridge in the northern port city of Genoa.An 80-metre span...
--Fourteenth NewsWatch-
---(Fredericton-Shooting-Chiefs) (Audio: 96)Police chiefs gathered for an annual meeting in Halifax say they have growing concerns around the issue of gun violence in Canadian cities.Vancouver Police Chief Adam Palmer is the incoming president of the...
--Fourth Newswatch-
---(Italy-Highway-Collapse)(Audio:35)Italian authorities have raised the death toll in yesterday's highway bridge collapse in the northwestern port city of Genoa to at least 37.The Italian city's prefect office announced the updated figure this morning...
Fredericton Woman Recounts Terrifying Moments after Gunshots Rang Out
Woman recounts moments after gunshots--FREDERICTON - She awoke to the crack of gunfire, the shots fired two floors above her in a Fredericton apartment complex.Then she heard a loud pounding at the door, and police wielding guns ordered her and her family...
Global Growth Jitters Sparked by Turkey Send Commodities and Markets Down
Growth worries send commodities, TSX down--TORONTO - Canada's main stock index dropped Wednesday along with U.S. markets as a currency crisis in Turkey and disappointing indicators from China have sparked global growth fears and sent commodities prices...
Gun Makers Up in Arms over Shopify's Ban on Certain Firearms and Accessories
Shopify bans sale of some firearms and parts--TORONTO - Shopify is taking aim at weapons companies by banning the sale of some firearms and accessories on its platform.The Ottawa-based e-commerce giant quietly made changes to its policies this week to...
Harris, Redblacks Face Major Challenge with Blue Bombers' Defence
Harris, Redblacks face major challenge--Trevor Harris and the Ottawa Redblacks' offence face a major challenge Friday night.Harris threw for a season-high 487 yards last week to rally the Redblacks to a 24-17 win over the Montreal Alouettes. But Ottawa...
Hedley Frontman Jacob Hoggard Has Sex Offences Case Put over to September
Jacob Hoggard case put over to September--TORONTO - The case of Hedley frontman Jacob Hoggard, who faces three sex-related charges, was put over to September after a brief hearing in Toronto on Wednesday.Hoggard, 34, was arrested last month and charged...
How Cambodia's Prime Minister Rigged an Election
How Cambodia's prime minister rigged an election--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...
How to Conserve Half the Planet without Going Hungry
How to conserve half the planet without going hungry--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, Aug. 15
In the news today, Aug. 15--Six stories in the news for Wednesday, Aug. 15------SOURCES: NEONICS ON THEIR WAY OUT IN CANADAThe federal government will begin phasing out the outdoor use of nicotine-based pesticides beginning in 2021 as part of an effort...
Irregular Asylum Claims Increased in July after Two Months of Decline
Irregular asylum claims went up in July--OTTAWA - The number of irregular border crossers in Canada went up in July after two months of decline.Newly published federal data shows a total of 1,634 irregular migrants were apprehended by RCMP between official...
Judge Reopens Preliminary Hearing for Calgary Couple Charged in Boy's Death
Preliminary hearing to reopen in boy's death--CALGARY - An Alberta judge has reopened the preliminary hearing for a Calgary couple already committed to stand trial in the death of a five-year-old boy.But Justice Richard Neufeld says he expects the manslaughter...
Knocking Down Statues Not Best Way to Address a Troubled History, McKenna Says
Removing statues not the answer: McKenna--OTTAWA - The minister responsible for Parks Canada says tearing down statues is not the solution when it comes to addressing the darker side of Canadian history.Environment Minister Catherine McKenna has asked...
Liberal MP Iqra Khalid Accused of Giving Award to Purveyor of Anti-Semitism
Liberal MP under fire from Jewish group--OTTAWA - A Liberal MP is under fire for presenting a "certificate of appreciation" to a man one Jewish advocacy group labels a purveyor of anti-Semitism.B'nai Brith Canada has started a petition demanding that...
Liberals Look at Creating Federal Holiday to Mark Legacy of Residential Schools
Ottawa exploring new Indigenous holiday--OTTAWA - The federal Liberal government wants to establish a holiday to acknowledge the dark legacy of Canada's residential school system, and plans to use an opposition bill to make it happen.The government has...
Man Fights off Armed Robbers during First Shift at Hamilton Convenience Store
Man fights off two armed robbers in Hamilton--A young man working his first shift at an Ontario convenience store said he vaulted a counter and pummelled two armed would-be thieves with his fists in an effort to avoid being attacked himself.Salahaldeen...
Mary Pratt, Acclaimed East Coast Painter, Dead at 83
East Coast painter Mary Pratt dead at 83--ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - East Coast painter Mary Pratt, whose vivid depictions of everyday objects won her international acclaim, has died. She was 83.Pratt died peacefully at her home in St. John's, N.L., on Tuesday,...
Metro Faces Supplier Pressure, Expects Higher Grocery Prices in the Future
Grocery prices likely to rise: Metro CEO--Customers of Metro Inc. should prepare themselves for higher prices as the Canadian grocery giant says it is facing pressure from suppliers to accept higher prices in light of the ongoing tariff dispute with...
Montreal Alouettes Place Quarterback Johnny Manziel under Concussion Protocol
Als' Manziel under concussion protocol--MONTREAL - It appears Johnny Manziel may have suffered a concussion after all.The gifted quarterback the Montreal Alouettes acquired in a blockbuster trade with Hamilton on July 22 missed practice for a second...
Montreal City Council Preparing to Ask Ottawa for Ban on Handguns and Other Firearms
Montreal to ask Ottawa for gun ban--OTTAWA - Following Toronto's lead, Montreal is set to formally ask the federal government to impose a nationwide ban on handguns and so-called assault rifles for anyone who doesn't work in law enforcement.Coun. Alex...
Myriad of Health Claims Suggest Cannabis Is a Panacea for What Ails Us. but Is It?
Few cannabis health claims backed by science: experts--TORONTO - Google the word "cannabis" coupled with just about any disease -- arthritis, epilepsy, even cancer -- and there are all sorts of health claims made about what some have come to view as...
National Audio 12:45 PM ET
National Audio 12:45 PM ET--NAT075 - (Italy-Bridge-Collapse) (EXTENDED) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) GENOA, Italy. x-25s. At least 39 people have died in a bridge collapse in Genoa, Italy and some people are still missing. A-B-C's Julia Macfarlane is in Genoa...
National Audio 2:45 AM ET
National Audio 2:45 AM ET--NAT002 - (US-Name-Ghetto) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-31s. (Richard Cantu) A woman in a St. Louis suburb was turned down from a job because of her name. (SOURCE:ABC)--NAT003 - (US-Pennsylvania-Dioceses-Sex-Abuse-Investigation)...
National Audio 3:05 PM ET
National Audio 3:05 PM ET--NAT092 - (Sask-Bus-Crash-GoFundMe) SASKATOON x-12s. A Saskatchewan judge has approved interim GoFundMe payments to those affected by the Humboldt Broncos bus crash. The payments of 50-thousand-dollars are to be given to each...
National Audio 3:35 PM ET
National Audio 3:35 PM ET--NAT096 - (Police-Chiefs-Guns) HALIFAX. x-11s. Canada's police chiefs say in light of recent gun-related tragedies in Fredericton and in other cities across the country they are striking a committee to analyze data related to...
National Audio 3:45 AM ET
National Audio 3:45 AM ET--NAT012 - (ENT-TV-The-Late-Show) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) NEW YORK. x-12s. During his monologue Tuesday night on "The Late Show," host Stephen Colbert joked about President Donald Trump's tweet in which he called Omarosa Manigault...
National Audio 4:15 PM ET
National Audio 4:15 PM ET--NAT101 - (US-Trump-Security-Clearance) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) WASHINGTON. x-08s. U-S President Donald Trump is revoking the security clearance of former Obama administration C-I-A director John Brennan, a vocal critic of the...
National Audio 4:25 PM ET
National Audio 4:25 PM ET--NAT109 - (Caregivers-Parking) (NOTE LENGTH) CALGARY. x-04s. The mother of a terminally ill Calgary boy who requires around-the-clock care says she is being hassled by neighbours over street parking. Melissa Huitema (HOW'-tem-uh)...
National Audio 4:35 PM ET
National Audio 4:35 PM ET--NAT111 - (Wildfire-BC) PRINCE GEORGE. x-20s. B-C has declared a provincial state of emergency because of wildfires for the second year in a row. While the total number of people evacuated isn't close to last year, there are...
National Audio 5:35 AM ET
National Audio 5:35 AM ET--NAT035 - (EU-Italy-Bridge-Collapse) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) GENOA, Italy. x-07s. Italian authorities have raised the death toll in the Genoa highway bridge collapse to at least 37. The Italian city's prefect office announced the...
National Audio 8:45 AM ET
National Audio 8:45 AM ET--NAT053 - (US-School-Shooting-Florida) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-28s. (Jim Ryan) The students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are beginning their first school year since a gunman opened fire on campus. (opens with...
National Audio 9:45 AM ET
National Audio 9:45 AM ET--NAT059 - (Italy-Bridge-Collapse) UNDATED. x-33s. (Charles de Ledesma) Rescuers in Italy are searching for a second day through tons of broken concrete and twisted steel for more survivors and bodies after a bridge collapse...
New Nova Scotia Health Care Deal Includes Increase in Shift Premiums
Health workers get boost in shift premiums--HALIFAX - A mediator-arbitrator has wrapped up a new collective agreement by awarding increased shift premiums for 6,500 employees in the health care bargaining unit at the Nova Scotia Health Authority and...
--Nineteenth NewsWatch-
---(Wildfire-BC) (Audio:111)For the second year in a row, British Columbia has declared a state of emergency on account of wildfires.The B-C Wildfire Service says 559 fires were burning Wednesday in all corners of the province, with 31 new starts since...
--Ninth NewsWatch-
---(Fredericton-Shooting) (Audio: 66)Following recent mass shootings in Toronto and Fredericton, gun violence is a key topic at the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police conference in Halifax.Border Security Minister Bill Blair says Ottawa is willing...
Ontario Government Freezes Broader Public Sector Executive Pay
Ontario freezes public sector executive pay--TORONTO - Ontario has frozen the salaries of executives across the public sector as it reviews how raises are granted to top earners at agencies that include school boards, universities and hospitals.In a...
--Ontario Update-
---(Overdose-Deaths-Toronto)Toronto police have issued a warning to the public about a batch of dangerous narcotics being sold downtown.Police say they believe the deadly batch of fentanyl or carfentanil are responsible for seven overdose deaths in the...
--Ontario Update-
---(Ont-Salary-Freeze)The Progressive Conservative government has frozen the base pay of public-sector executives making 100-thousand dollars or more.Treasury Board president Peter Bethlenfalvy says the measure is part of a larger government plan to...
Ottawa Will Look at Police Chiefs' Call for Pill Press Controls: Minister
Ottawa to look at chiefs' call for pill press controls--HALIFAX - A call by police chiefs for Ottawa to closely vet people who import pill presses that may be used to encapsulate opioids will be carefully considered by federal officials, the minister...
Parliament Audio 10:55 AM ET
Parliament Audio 10:55 AM ET--P03 - (McKenna-Statues) OTTAWA. x-20s. Environment Minister Catherine McKenna says tearing down statues is not the way to reconcile bad moments in Canadian history. McKenna says "you can't erase history," but you can complement...
Parti Quebecois Leader Jean-Francois Lisee Relishing Underdog Role
PQ's Lisee relishing underdog role--MONTREAL - Parti Quebecois Leader Jean-Francois Lisee is looking to some sovereigntist heavyweights for inspiration with his party struggling in third place in the polls.Lisee says he is relishing his underdog status...
Photo Advisory Addition
Photo Advisory addition--The Canadian Press photo advisory addition for Wednesday, August 15, 2018. Entries with an estimated photo transmission time (EST) are staffed by The Canadian Press or Associated Press photojournalists. ADDS: AP EAST and CENTRAL...
Pickle Ice Cream and Steak Eclairs: CNE Unveils This Year's Wacky Treats
CNE unveils wacky foods on offer this year--TORONTO - Chocolate-banana steak eclairs, pickle ice cream, fried frog legs and s'more fried chicken sandwiches are among the crazy gastronomic concoctions revealed before the Canadian National Exhibition...
Prairie Audio 12:40 PM MT
Prairie Audio 12:40 PM MT----PR03 - (Sask-Bus-Crash-GoFundMe)SASKATOON x-13s. A Saskatchewan judge has approved interim GoFundMe payments to those affected by the Humboldt Broncos bus crash. The payments of 50,000 dollars are to be given to each of the...
--Prairie Update-
---(Manitoba-Mother-Death)The Crown is appealing the three-month jail sentence given to a Winnipeg man who left his 89-year-old mother on the floor of their home until she died.Ronald Siwicki was sentenced last month after pleading guilty to criminal...
--Prairie Update-
(CRIME-Mother-Death)Crown prosecutors are appealing the three-month jail sentence a Winnipeg man received for letting his mother lie on the floor of their home for weeks before she died.Ronald Siwicki was sentenced in July for criminal negligence causing...
Prep-Agriculture-Report
---(Pesticides-Bees)An announcement is due out of Ottawa today on the phase-out of nicotine-based pesticides which have been linked to a rising number of honey bee deaths.Scientists blame the chemicals for weakening bees, making them more susceptible...
Prep-Business Report
---(Markets)Canada's main stock index posted a triple-digit decline in late-morning trading as energy and resource stocks slid lower and commodity prices moved down.The S&P/TSX composite index was down 235.15 points at 16,095.52.In New York, the...
Prep-LifeWatch
---(Overdose-Deaths-Toronto)Toronto police have issued a warning about some dangerous narcotics after seven overdose deaths in the city since August 2nd.Police say they believe the drugs being sold downtown are a deadly batch of fentanyl or carfentanil.Fentanyl...
Quebec Court of Appeal Allows Gilbert Rozon to Challenge Class-Action Lawsuit
Judge authorizes appeal in Rozon case--MONTREAL - Quebec's top court will allow Just For Laughs founder Gilbert Rozon to appeal a decision that authorized a class-action lawsuit brought against him by several women for alleged harassment and sexual assault.Quebec...
Quebec Liberals Dump Longtime Backbencher Francois Ouimet Ahead of Election
Longtime Liberal shown door ahead of election--QUEBEC - An outgoing Liberal member of the Quebec legislature accused Premier Philippe Couillard on Wednesday of not keeping his word as he was unceremoniously dumped by the party ahead of the upcoming election...
--Second NewsWatch-
---(Italy-Highway-Collapse)Rescue and recovery efforts continued through the night and into the morning in northern Italy following Tuesday's collapse of a large section of highway bridge in the port city of Genoa.The morning also brought a higher death...
--Seventeenth NewsWatch-
---(Wildfire-BC) (Audio: 112)The hundreds of fires burning in B-C have prompted the declaration of a state of provincial emergency, with B-C's chief fire information saying heavy rain is the only thing that will help.Kevin Skrepnek says residents could...
--Seventh NewsWatch-
---(Italy-Bridge-Collapse) (Audio: 57)An unidentified woman who was standing below the Morandi Bridge in Genoa, Italy says it crumbled as if it were a mound of baking flour.Dozens of cars and three trucks plunged about 45-metres yesterday as a section...
Sexist Barriers Block Women's Choice to Be Sterilized
Sexist barriers block women's choice to be sterilized--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...
Simpsons Creator Matt Groening Weighs If Homer Would've Voted for Donald Trump
Would Homer Simpson have voted for Trump?--TORONTO - Matt Groening's classic animated series "The Simpsons" predicted Donald Trump's presidential win 18 years ago, but the creator has a few thoughts about whether Homer Simpson would've voted for the...
--Sixteenth NewsWatch-
---(Wildfire-BC) (Audio: 112)British Columbia's public safety minister says he hopes the wildfire situation in his province won't be the "new normal."Mike Farnworth has declared a provincial state of emergency because of wildfires for the second year...
--Sixth NewsWatch-
---(Italy-Bridge Collapse) (Audio: 50)The recovery of two more bodies from the rubble of a collapsed bridge in Genoa, Italy has raised the death toll to at least 39.Fifteen others were injured.Yesterday's collapse of the Morandi Bridge sent dozens of...
Smoke Gets in Their Eyes: Prairies Feel the Effects of B.C. Fires
Sun disappears as B.C. smoke invades Prairies--EDMONTON - Air quality warnings were issued across the Prairies on Wednesday as smoke from forest fires in British Columbia continued to waft across most of Alberta and parts of Saskatchewan and southern...
Some Facts about Medicinal Cannabis
Some facts about medicinal cannabis--TORONTO - Here are some facts about cannabis for medical use, which is generating increasingly widespread health claims, despite what experts call a lack of supportive scientific evidence: -- Medicinal cannabis...
--Sportsbreak--
---Kevin Pillar (PIH'-lahr) hit a two-run homer with two outs in the eighth inning to lift the Toronto Blue Jays over the Kansas City Royals 6-5. Blaine Boyer retired his first two batters before walking Aledmys (ah-LEHD'-mees) Diaz and backing Pillar...
Tatham Joins Raptors 905, Becomes First Canadian Woman on a G League Coaching Staff
Tatham makes history with Raptors 905--TORONTO - The Toronto Raptors have named Tamara Tatham as a mentor coach for with Raptors 905, making the two-time Olympian the first Canadian woman to join the staff of a G League team.Tatham, from Brampton, Ont.,...
Teen Who Died Trying to Save Two from Drowning Mourned at His High School
Teen who died trying to rescue 2 people IDed--TORONTO - The Toronto District School Board has identified a teen who died while trying to rescue people from drowning at a local beach.Spokeswoman Shari Schwartz-Maltz says 16-year-old Kyle Howard-Muthulingam...
--Tenth NewsWatch-
---(Wildfires-BC)The entire province of British Columbia is now under a state of emergency as 566 wildfires continue to burn.Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth says the order, which will remain in effect for two weeks, is intended to ensure federal,...
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Aug. 16
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Aug. 16--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Aug. 16 as of 4 p.m. ET: x-denotes wire, y-denotes picture, z-denotes graphics coverage. Copy from other events based on merit and availability. All times local...
--Third NewsWatch-
---(Italy-Highway-Collapse)The death toll continues to rise in Italy, where a 51-year-old highway bridge collapsed in a driving rain storm in the port city of Genoa.Italian officials now say at least 37 people were killed when an 80-metre span of the...
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