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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 Atl Calendar
Good morning! Michael Tutton is the editor at The Canadian Press in Halifax.If you have copy or audio of interest to the region you can call us at 1-800-565-1595 or 902-422-8496 ext. 225. Toll free fax is 1-800-565-7588. Email us at .---The x- denotes...
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...
After Hectic Stretch, Mittelstadt Ready to Put Down Roots with Buffalo Sabres
Mittelstadt ready to put down Sabres roots--TORONTO - Casey Mittelstadt is looking forward to finally setting up shop in one place for an extended period of time.If things go well for the Buffalo Sabres prospect, it could very well be as the franchise's...
Agent: Auger-Aliassime "Fine" after Retiring from US Open with Heart Palpitations
Agent: Auger-Aliassime "fine" after retiring from match--Less than 24 hours after a heartbreaking end to his main draw debut at a Grand Slam, Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime is focused on his next tournament instead of the heart palpitations that forced...
Alberta RCMP Charge 16-Year-Old with Attempted Murder in German Tourist Shooting
Police charge 16-year-old in shooting of tourist--AIRDRIE, Alta. - A 16-year-old youth has been charged in a southern Alberta highway shooting that left a German tourist with a serious brain injury.RCMP Cpl. Curtis Peters said the teen, who is from the...
Atlantic Audio 12:55 PM AT
Atlantic Audio 12:55 PM AT--AT02 - (NB-Election-Liberals)FREDERICTON x-18s. New Brunswick Liberal Leader Brian Gallant says, if his government is re-elected, it will create five non-urgent care centres to reduce emergency room wait times and improve...
Atlantic Update
(NB-Election)New Brunswick's Tory leader says he'll refund any carbon tax levied on consumers by Ottawa by bringing in equivalent tax cuts under provincial control.He says it will be among the measures he'll take if the Progressive Conservatives take...
Atlantic Update
(NB-Election)New Brunswick's Tory leader is hoping to make the federally mandated carbon tax the defining issue of the provincial election campaign.Blaine Higgs says the vote on September 24th should be a referendum on the carbon tax.Higgs says he'll...
'A Tough Day:' One Hunter Dead, Two Injured after Nunavut Polar Bear Attack
One dead, two injured after polar bear attack--IQALUIT, Nunavut - Nunavut officials are investigating a polar bear attack that killed an Inuit hunter and injured two others, the second fatal attack this summer."It's been a tough day," Rob Hedley, administrator...
Bank of Montreal U.S. Operations Drive Better-Than-Expected Q3 Results
BMO U.S. operations drive stronger Q3--BMO Financial Group's expansion south of the border appears to be paying off as its U.S. operations boosted the bank's third-quarter results that topped analyst expectations.Contributions from the U.S. segment increased...
B.C. Maintained Budget Surplus for 2017-18, despite Increased Spending
B.C. maintained budget surplus for 2017-18--VICTORIA - British Columbia maintained its budget surplus in the last fiscal year even though it boosted spending on government programs by almost $3 billion and covered significant expenses from disastrous...
--B-C Update-
VANCOUVER - (BC-Finance)The B-C Liberals are taking credit for the N-D-P government's 301-million-dollar budget surplus over the past fiscal year.In a statement, Liberal house leader Mary Polak says today's numbers show the New Democrats are riding on...
Bill Blair Asked to Lead Talks on Safe Third Country Agreement with the U.S
Blair to lead charge on asylum seekers, guns--OTTAWA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has assigned sweeping responsibilities to Bill Blair, the new minister in charge of border security and organized crime, tasking him with leading the file on irregular...
Canada Post Says It Lost $242-Million in Q2, Blames Pay Equity Cost Estimate
Postal service reports massive Q2 loss--OTTAWA - Canada's postal service built a massive loss into its books Tuesday in anticipation of the potential cost of settling a pay equity dispute with its biggest union.Canada Post said it recorded a second quarter...
Canada's Lalor Takes Hot Streak into Women's Baseball World Cup Super Round
Lalor takes hot streak into World Cup 2nd round--Kelsey Lalor wasn't thrilled to open the women's baseball World Cup with a 0-for-2 day in Canada's first game of the tournament last week.So the outfielder made some adjustments and shook off some nerves....
Canada, U.S. See Common Ground on Autos as Three-Way NAFTA Talks Resume
Canada re-enters trade talks with US, Mexico--WASHINGTON - Canada and the U.S. agreed Tuesday that one of NAFTA's most significant hurdles -- defining the content rules of North American autos -- may have been resolved by Monday's side deal between the...
Canadian Men Squander Lead, Lose to Portugal at Under-20 Rugby Tournament
Canada loses at U20 rugby championship--BUCHAREST, Romania - Canada squandered a 26-11 halftime lead and lost 31-29 Tuesday in the opening match for both teams at the World Rugby U20 Trophy.The game was an error-filled affair, especially in the second...
Celebrity Birthdays for Aug. 28
Celebrity birthdays for Aug. 28--Celebrity Birthdays for Aug. 28:John Perkins of the 1950s vocal group the Crew Cuts is 87.Actor Sonny Shroyer ("The Dukes of Hazzard") is 83.Former prime minister Paul Martin is 80.Actor Ken Jenkins ("Scrubs") is 78.Actor...
Concerns over Fast-Expanding Sinkhole: 'Can't Speculate How Big It Could Get'
Fast-expanding N.S. sinkhole prompts concerns--OXFORD, N.S. - A small Nova Scotia town is urging public caution as officials scramble to assess a large, fast-expanding sinkhole that has sucked up trees and picnic tables.An Oxford, N.S., park has been...
Cutting Toronto Council during an Election Violates the Constitution: City Argues
Council cut violates constitutional rights: Toronto--TORONTO - The decision to reduce the size of Toronto council in the middle of a municipal election is "discriminatory and arbitrary" and violates the Constitution, city lawyers argue in court filings...
Dairy Looms as 11th Hour NAFTA Irritant as Trump Advisers Press for Concessions
Dairy looms as 11th hour NAFTA irritant--OTTAWA - Canada's protected supply-managed dairy industry emerged as a major 11th-hour irritant as the Trudeau government returned Tuesday to what could be the final, pivotal round of talks to salvage the North...
DNA from Murder Scene Used to Create Sketches of Suspect in Ontario Cold Case
OPP using new tech in attempt to break 1988 cold case--TORONTO - DNA collected from the scene of a 1988 murder has been used to create images of a suspect in the unsolved homicide, police in Ontario said Tuesday as they released the sketches they hoped...
Economy at the Forefront on Day 6 of Quebec Election Campaign
Economy at the forefront on Day 6 of Quebec campaign--MONTREAL - The surging Quebec economy took centre stage on Day 6 of the provincial election campaign Tuesday as the leaders of the two front-running parties each staked claims to being the man who...
--Eighteenth NewsWatch-
---(Cda-NAFTA-Talks)One day after U-S President Donald Trump announced his so-called replacement for NAFTA, Canada's chief NAFTA negotiator has met with her American counterpart.Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says the stage is set for an...
--Eighth NewsWatch-
---(Cda-NAFTA-Talks)Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is on her way to Washington to re-join Mexico and the United States in trade talks.Freeland cut short a diplomatic trip to Europe to travel to Washington after President Donald Trump announced...
--Eleventh NewsWatch-
---(Cda-NAFTA-Talks) (Audio: P01)There are many questions around what it will take for Canada to reach a new trade deal with the United States and Mexico.One key issue revolves around Ottawa's protection of our supply-managed dairy industry.U-S President...
--Fifteenth NewsWatch-
---(Cda-NAFTA-Talks) (Audio: P05)Canada's chief NAFTA negotiator has arrived in Washington for the latest round of talks aimed at renewing the continental trade pact.Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland spoke briefly to reporters on her arrival,...
--Fifth Newswatch-
---(Cda-NAFTA-Talks) (Audio:02)Trade talks resume today, between Canada, the U-S and Mexico.Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland cut short a weeklong trip to Europe to return to Washington to lead the next round of NAFTA talks.The latest round...
--First NewsWatch-
---(Cda-NAFTA-Talks) (Audio:01)Canada is heading back to the NAFTA negotiating table, a day after the U-S and Mexico announced that they had worked out a deal to resolve certain bilateral differences.However, U-S President Donald Trump continues to cast...
--Fourteenth NewsWatch-
---(Cda-NAFTA-Trudeau)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he's pleased that Mexico and the U-S have ironed out their differences as part of the NAFTA negotiations.Speaking to reporters in Montreal today, Trudeau said he's been particularly encouraged...
--Fourth Newswatch-
---(Cda-NAFTA-Talks) (Audio:01)Canadian negotiators are ready to pick up where they left off at the NAFTA talks, but many are questioning whether the rules have changed.Yesterday, the Trump administration announced it had reached a framework deal with...
'Freak Accident:' Calgary Girl Falls through Blanket Fort, Paralyzed by Glass
Calgary girl partially paralyzed by broken glass--CALGARY - Two-year-old Jaclyn Derks was sleeping over at her grandparents' home and had built a typical childhood fort by draping a blanket from a couch to a bed.Then she tumbled though the top.The toddler...
Gogolev: The Future of Canadian Figure Skating Is Barely Old Enough to Compete
Gogolev: The future of men's skating is bright--TORONTO - The future of Canadian figure skating weighs 88 pounds, but can already reel off a laundry list of quadruple jumps unlike any Canadian skater before him.And Stephen Gogolev is just getting started.The...
Habs Captain Pacioretty Takes Trade Rumours in Stride as Uncertain NHL Season Nears
Pacioretty takes trade rumours in stride--STE-JULIE, Que. - Max Pacioretty waited till the last minute to confirm that he would go ahead with his annual charity golf tournament.Amid months of trade rumours mentioning his name, Pacioretty wanted to see...
How Privatized Cannabis Sales Threaten Your Privacy
How privatized cannabis sales threaten your privacy--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...
Imperial Oil Vows to Employ Oilsands Technology to Cut GHG Intensity by 10%
Imperial Oil vows to cut GHG intensity by 10%--CALGARY - Imperial Oil Ltd. is pledging to cut its oilsands greenhouse gas emissions per barrel by 10 per cent over the next five years as it ramps up production and works to get in line with increasingly...
Improve Severe Alcohol Withdrawal Treatment by Training Doctors: B.C. Study
Improve alcohol withdrawal treatment: study--VANCOUVER - There's an urgent need to improve the treatment of severe alcohol withdrawal because too many patients are being admitted to hospital when they could be managed through outpatient services or by...
In the News Today, Aug. 28
In the news today, Aug. 28--Five stories in the news for Tuesday, Aug. 28------FREELAND BACK IN WASHINGTON FOR NAFTA TALKSForeign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland will be back in Washington today to rejoin negotiations amid fresh concern about the...
Into the Orange Sunset: Alberta NDP MP Linda Duncan Won't Run Again in 2019
Alberta NDP MP Linda Duncan calling it quits--EDMONTON - Alberta's lone NDP member of Parliament is calling it quits.Linda Duncan, the three-term representative for Edmonton Strathcona, announced Tuesday she will not run in next year's general election...
Joana Vicente Appointed Co-Head of TIFF, Alongside Cameron Bailey
Joana Vicente to co-head TIFF--TORONTO - Joana Vicente has been appointed the new executive director and co-head of the organization that runs the Toronto International Film Festival.TIFF says her new role takes effect Nov. 1.Vicente has been executive...
Lawyers to Set Preliminary Date Next Month in Case of Quebec Gymnastics Coach
Case of Quebec gymnastics coach postponed--MONTREAL - Lawyers are expected to set a date next month for a lengthy preliminary hearing in the case of a former gymnastics coach charged with sexual assault.Neither Michel Arsenault nor the main lawyers were...
Lessons from Clayoquot Sound for the Trans Mountain Pipeline Protests
Lessons from Clayoquot Sound for the Trans Mountain pipeline protests--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...
Loonie Hits Nearly Three-Month High on Expectations of New NAFTA Deal
Loonie rises on expectations of NAFTA deal--TORONTO - Expectations that Canada will reach a trade deal with the U.S. and Mexico pushed the loonie to a nearly three-month high Tuesday and caused bond yields to rise.The Canadian dollar traded up at 77.42...
Man Accused of Killing Woman in Windsor Arrested in U.S., Faces Extradition
Man accused of killing Windsor woman arrested--A man accused of raping and killing a Windsor, Ont., woman while her nine-year-old son lay frightened in the next room has been arrested in the U.S., according to documents filed in an American court.Jitesh...
Man Who Killed Off-Duty Cop Receiving PTSD Treatment Funded by Veterans Affairs
Federal PTSD treatment for convicted murderer--HALIFAX - A Halifax man convicted of strangling an off-duty police officer and using a compost bin to dispose of her body is receiving treatment in prison for post-traumatic stress disorder -- and it's being...
Most Actively Traded Companies on the TSX
Most actively traded companies on the TSX--Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (16,355.54, down 88.85 points).Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Healthcare. Down 71 cents, or 7.68 per cent,...
National Audio 10:05 AM ET
National Audio 10:05 AM ET--NAT063 - (UN-Human-Rights-Yemen) (EXTENDED) UNDATED. x-26s. Experts working for the U-N's top human rights body say the governments of Yemen, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia may have been responsible for war crimes....
National Audio 11:15 AM ET
National Audio 11:15 AM ET--NAT075 - (US-Trump-McCain) WASHINGTON. x-33s. (Sagar Meghani (SAH'-gur meh-GAH'-nee)) U-S President Donald Trump has given in to pressure and tersely recognized John McCain's legacy. (WA) (SOURCE:The Associated Press)--NAT076...
National Audio 1:15 PM ET
National Audio 1:15 PM ET--NAT090 - (REL-Vatican-Sex-Abuse) LAFAYETTE, Ind. x-14s. The widening sex abuse scandal continues to rock the Vatican and Pope Francis' papacy. The Catholic Church is now dealing with accusations that Pope Francis himself turned...
National Audio 12:15 PM ET
National Audio 12:15 PM ET--NAT085 - (NB-Election-Liberals) FREDERICTON x-17s. New Brunswick Liberal Leader Brian Gallant says, if his government is re-elected, it will create five non-urgent care centres to reduce emergency room wait times and improve...
National Audio 1:35 PM ET
National Audio 1:35 PM ET--NAT094 - (ENT- MUSIC-CMA-Award-Nominations) (FOR PRODUCTION) UNDATED. x-48s. Chris Stapleton topped the list of finalists with five nominations for the 52nd annual Country Music Association Awards. Stapleton is vying for entertainer...
National Audio 2:05 PM ET
National Audio 2:05 PM ET--NAT100 - (Blanket-Fort-Injury) CALGARY. x-15s. A Calgary toddler is making progress in hospital, weeks after she was partially paralyzed by a shard of glass in a freak accident. Two-year-old Jaclyn Derks had built a blanket...
National Audio 2:15 PM ET
National Audio 2:15 PM ET--NAT102 - (Alta-Highway-Shooting) AIRDRIE, Alberta. x-14s. Police have charged a 16-year-old boy in a southern Alberta highway shooting that left a German tourist with a serious brain injury. R-C-M-P say the youth, who can't...
National Audio 2:45 AM ET
National Audio 2:45 AM ET--NAT001 - (Cda-NAFTA-Talks) OTTAWA. x-26s. (Terry Pedwell) Canada will rejoin face-to-face negotiations with the United States and Mexico today aimed at reaching a new North American Free Trade Agreement. (SOURCE:The Canadian...
National Audio 4:35 AM ET
National Audio 4:35 AM ET--NAT023 - (US-McCain-Goodbye-Letter) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) PHOENIX. x-26s. (Alex Stone) One last farewell from John McCain. He wrote a departing letter which has now been revealed. Here's A-B-C's Alex Stone in Phoenix. (WA) (SOURCE:ABC)...
National Audio 5:35 AM ET
National Audio 5:35 AM ET--NAT030 - (US-Corruption-Investigation) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-14s. Former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed faces his 10th subpoena from a federal grand jury investigating allegations of corruption in his administration. This...
National Audio 9:25 PM ET
National Audio 9:25 PM ET--NAT139 - (US-Trump-Social-Media) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-33s. (Mark Remillard) U-S President Trump is accusing a tech company of rigging internet search results about him. (WA) (SOURCE:ABC)--NAT140 - (US-MED-Global-Gun-Deaths)...
New Brunswick Tories Say Election Will Be 'A Referendum on Carbon Tax'
N.B. vote 'a referendum on carbon tax': PCs--FREDERICTON - New Brunswick's Tory leader is aiming to make the federally mandated carbon tax the defining issue of the campaign for the Sept. 24 provincial election."I think this election is going to be a...
News from the New Brunswick Campaign Trail
News from the New Brunswick campaign trail--FREDERICTON - (NB-Election-Liberals)Premier Brian Gallant says a re-elected Liberal government would create five non-urgent care centres to reduce emergency room wait times and improve primary care.Gallant...
--Nineteenth NewsWatch-
---(Cda-NAFTA-Talks)Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland has met face-to-face with U-S Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer for the first time since the spring.The meeting comes as the White House calls on Canada to endorse what President Donald...
--Ninth NewsWatch-
---(Cda-NAFTA-Talks) (Audio: 02)Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland has cut short a government visit to Europe to re-join Mexico and the United States for urgent negotiations that could determine NAFTA's future.Freeland is heading straight into...
Olympic Short-Track Speedskater Valerie Maltais Makes Move to Long Track
Maltais makes move to long-track speeskating--CALGARY - Decorated short-track speedskater Valerie Maltais is switching gears to long-track version of her sport.The three-time Olympian from Saguenay, Que., won a relay silver medal at the 2014 Olympic...
Ontario Judge Rules in Favour of Tesla's Push for Equal Treatment in Rebates
Ontario court sides with Tesla in rebate spat--TORONTO - Tesla Inc. has secured a minor legal victory in Ontario in its push for equal treatment as the company looks to defend its direct-to-consumer business model in numerous markets. The Ontario case...
--Ontario Update-
---(Tesla-Ontario)Ontario's Attorney General's office says it will decide how to proceed in the coming days after a judge sided with the Canadian arm of Tesla in a dispute over rebates.Tesla said it had been treated unfairly in the cancellation of an...
Osprey Valley to Join PGA Tour's Tournament Players Club Network
Osprey Valley to join PGA Tour's TPC network--ALTON, Ont. - Canada's busy summer in the world of golf continued on Tuesday as Osprey Valley was announced as the first Canadian venue to join the Tournament Players Club network.TPC is a chain of public...
Panel to Call for 'Fund of Funds' in Liberals' Social Finance Plan: Documents
Feds face call for new social finance fund--OTTAWA - A government-struck expert panel will push the Liberals to craft a new spending tool to fund an experimental pillar in federal social policy to better connect private investors -- and their money --...
Parliament Audio 3:35 PM ET
Parliament Audio 3:35 PM ET--P07 - (Cda-NAFTA-Talks) MONTREAL. x-14s. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he's pleased to see that Mexico and the United States have ironed out their bilateral differences as part of the NAFTA negotiations. But Trudeau...
P.E.I. Mother of Man Shot by Police Frustrated by Lack of Information on Death
Mom upset by pace of probe of police shooting--SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. - The mother of a Prince Edward Island man who died after being shot by police says she's upset about delays in receiving basic information about the status of the case and his autopsy.Gilda...
Photo Advisory Addition
Photo advisory addition--The Canadian Press photo advisory addition for Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. Entries with an estimated photo transmission time (EST) are staffed by The Canadian Press or Associated Press photojournalists.ADDITION: MONTREAL--Quebec...
Pipelines, Banking among Topics Covered by Finalists for Business Book Award
Finalists revealed for business book award--TORONTO - Canada's pipeline politics, information-age banking and economic development in the Maritimes are among the topics covered by the titles shortlisted for National Business Book Award.The finalists...
PQ Leader Wants Other Quebec Party Leaders to Sign Joint NAFTA Declaration
PQ leader wants a joint NAFTA declaration--QUEBEC - Parti Quebecois Leader Jean-Francois Lisee has invited leaders of Quebec's other political parties to sign a common declaration to protect -- "at all costs" -- supply management and Quebec culture.Lisee...
--Prairie Update-
(Sask-Attempted-Murder)A woman in Regina faces an attempted murder charge after police say they were called to a report of a home invasion.Police say when they arrived at the scene early Sunday they found a male with serious injuries.Twenty-seven year-old...
--Prairie Update-
(Blanket-Fort-Injury) (Alta note)A Calgary toddler is able to move her arm and wiggle her toes weeks after she was partially paralyzed by a shard of glass in a freak accident.Two-year-old Jaclyn Derks had built a blanket fort at her grandparents' house...
Prep-Agriculture-Report
---(Grain-Global-Certification)The Canadian Grain Commission's grain safety certification programs are now recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative.The commission says that means it's in a stronger position to help grain handling companies meet...
Prep-Business Report
---(Markets)Expectations that Canada will reach a trade deal with the U-S and Mexico pushed the loonie to a nearly three-month high.The Canadian dollar traded up at 77.42 cents U-S compared with an average of 77.01 cents on Monday.That's the highest...
Prep-LifeWatch
---(Indigenize-Post-Secondary)New initiatives are being put in place at some post-secondary institutions across Canada in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada report.The 2015 report included a call for universities and colleges...
Rawi Hage on Writing, Mourning, and Reflecting on War: 'It Stays with You'
Rawi Hage on his 'most imaginary' book--TORONTO - Death is on Rawi Hage's mind.It's been that way for about four years, says the acclaimed Lebanese-Canadian author, who examines the heavy subject in his latest book, "Beirut Hellfire Society."For his...
Saudi Arabian Medical Residents Can Stay in Canada for Now: Hospital Organization
Saudi Arabian medical trainees can stay in Canada for now--Hundreds of Saudi Arabian resident physicians who had been told to leave Canada amid a diplomatic dispute will be able to stay in the country to continue their training for now, medical organizations...
Scotiabank CEO: U.S.-Mexico Breakthrough Is a Positive, Relieves Ambiguity
Scotiabank CEO: U.S.-Mexico deal is positive--TORONTO - Scotiabank's CEO believes this week's breakthrough in trade talks between the United States and Mexico is positive for the bank as it relieves some of the lingering uncertainty about the fate of...
Seafood Fraud: 5 Ways to Avoid Buying Fraudulent Fish When Shopping, Dining
5 ways to avoid buying fraudulent fish--A new investigation into seafood fraud in Canada found 44 per cent of nearly 400 fish samples tested from retailers and restaurants in five Canadian cities were not what the label claimed."We don't want people...
Search Begins for New Homes after Devastating Winnipeg Apartment Fire
Search begins for new homes after apartment fire--WINNIPEG - Two dozen families don't have a home after a weekend fire that severely damaged a large apartment complex in Winnipeg.People scrambled from two of the complex's buildings when the blaze broke...
--Second NewsWatch-
---(Cda-NAFTA-Talks) (Audio:02)NAFTA renegotations pick up again today, with Canada back at the bargaining table for a round of talks that have taken on added significance after the U-S and Mexico announced a deal yesterday.President Donald Trump said...
--Seventeenth NewsWatch-
---(Cda-NAFTA-Talks) (Audio: P11)After a quick meeting with her U-S counterpart, Canada's chief NAFTA negotiator says the stage is set for an "important" week in the ongoing trade talks.Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland met in Washington this...
--Seventh NewsWatch-
---(Cda-NAFTA-Talks) (Audio: 140)Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland has cut short a European tour to get to Washington to rejoin trade talks.Yesterday the U-S and Mexico announced they had reached a bilateral trade "understanding.''But Freeland...
Shane Doan Set to Serve as Pallbearer at Sen. John McCain's Memorial Service
Doan a pallbearer at McCain's service--PHOENIX - A longtime National Hockey League player from Alberta will serve as a pallbearer at Sen. John McCain's memorial service.Shane Doan of Halkirk, Alta., who retired after the 2016-17 NHL campaign following...
--Sixteenth NewsWatch-
---(Cda-NAFTA-Talks) (Audio: P10)Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland has arrived in Washington for another round of NAFTA talks with her U-S counterpart.Before entering the meeting, Freeland told reporters she's -- quote -- "encouraged by the...
--Sixth NewsWatch-
---(Cda-NAFTA-Talks-Que)Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard is standing firm, on the question of supply management now that Canada is talking free trade again with the U-S.Supply management protects the dairy industry among others.Couillard's remarks came...
--Sportsbreak--
---Toronto's Thomas Pannone will look to build off a dominant first major-league start in Baltimore tonight. The 24-year-old went seven scoreless innings and gave up just one hit to the Orioles in 6-0 win at the Rogers Centre last week. The Blue Jays...
SportsCall Audio 2:50 AM ET
SportsCall Audio 2:50 AM ET--NAT019 - (SPORTS-FBN-Giants-Beckham) EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. x-31s. (Mike Moriarity) Odell Beckham Jr. has agreed to a new five-year contract with the New York Giants. (SOURCE:The Associated Press) --NAT018 - (SPORTS-TEN-US-Open)...
SportsCall Audio 7:20 AM ET
SportsCall Audio 7:20 AM ET--NAT054 - (SPORTS-BBN-Diamondbacks-Giants) SAN FRANCISCO. x-07s. Chris Stratton threw a career-high eight innings to outpitch Patrick Corbin, and Steven Duggar hit an early two-run homer as San Francisco blanked Arizona 2-0....
Statistics Canada Study Survey Shows What Quebecers Know: Their Roads Are Poor
Study backs up Quebec roads' reputation--MONTREAL - A Statistics Canada survey of the country's road infrastructure has confirmed what Quebecers have known all along: a good chunk of the province's road network remains in a pitiful state.The agency's...
Student-Led Mental Health Initiatives Shifting How Schools Provide Supports
Students leading mental-health initiatives on campus--As Canadian universities and colleges face increasing pressure to provide better mental-health services on campus, students are looking to give schools fresh ideas on how to tackle the issue.That's...
Supreme Court Asked to Hear Appeal Seeking Faster Trial on Assisted Dying
Top court asked to weigh in on assisted dying case--OTTAWA - The Supreme Court is being asked to hear an appeal seeking a faster trial on the constitutionality of Canada's law on medical assistance in dying.The British Columbia Civil Liberties Association...
--Tenth NewsWatch-
---(Cda-NAFTA-Talks) (Audio: 83)Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland has the task of trying to salvage the North American Free Trade Agreement, but NAFTA might never be the same if U-S President Donald Trump decides to terminate a three-way deal.Freeland...
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Wednesday, Aug. 29
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Aug. 29--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Aug. 29 as of 4:15 p.m. ET: x-denotes wire, y-denotes picture, z-denotes graphics coverage. Copy from other events based on merit and availability. All times...
The New Parti Quebecois: Quebec Solidaire Offers Voters Radical Societal Project
Quebec solidaire party rising in Montreal--MONTREAL - On a late-summer evening in Montreal this week, with the humidex topping 30 C, Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois started knocking in earnest on doors in his riding.Nadeau-Dubois, 28, is one of two spokespeople...
The Ruthless Pursuit of Online 'Likes' Gives You Nothing
The ruthless pursuit of online 'likes' gives you nothing--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...
--Third NewsWatch-
---(Cda-NAFTA-Talks-Quebec)With Canada heading back to the NAFTA negotiating table today, Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard says his government will not budge on the contentious issue of supply management.Couillard's remarks coming after U-S President...
--Thirteenth NewsWatch-
---(Cda-NAFTA-Trudeau) (Audio: P04)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his position on defending the country's system of supply management "has not changed."Speaking briefly to reporters in Montreal today, Trudeau also said he was encouraged by the progress...
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