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Articles from October 9, 2018

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ADVISORY-B-C Calendar
Here is Tuesday's B.C. calendar:BURNABY, B.C. _ Inquest into the in-custody death of Charlene Sakamoto. The 39 year-old became unresponsive while in the back of a Chilliwack RCMP patrol vehicle on Jan. 18, 2017, and could not be revived. (9:30 a.m. at...
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...
Ancient Polar Bears Survived Low Ice Periods on Dead Whales: Study
Polar bears survived low ice on dead whales: study--New research suggests an answer to the mystery of how polar bears survived previous eras of low sea ice.But the same paper, published Tuesday in Frontiers of Ecology and the Environment, says the bears...
--Atlantic Update-
---(Irving-Explosion)Four employees came away with minor injuries after an explosion at the Irving Oil refinery in Saint John yesterday shook the city and set a unit on fire.Irving Oil chief refining and supply officer Kevin Scott said they believe the...
--Atlantic Update-
(Irving-Explosion)A New Brunswick mayor says people living near the site of an oil refinery explosion remain nervous even though the situation has stabilized.Saint John Mayor Don Darling says the city needs to ensure it has the proper emergency response...
Auditor General Says B.C. Needs to Know More about Tax Breaks It Gives
Auditor says B.C. needs to better track tax breaks--VICTORIA - British Columbia's auditor general says politicians need to pay more attention to the billions of dollars they provide every year in tax breaks to support government programs and policies.Carol...
Author Defends Book about Humboldt Broncos after Families Call for Boycott
Author defends book about Humboldt Broncos--SASKATOON - A Saskatchewan author says he had good intentions when he wrote a book about the Humboldt Broncos and the team's deadly bus crash."Humble Beginnings of the Humboldt Broncos and the 2017-2018 Team,"...
B.C. Lions Lulay 'Feeling Good,' Expected to Return from Dislocated Shoulder
B.C. Lions' Lulay expected to return from injury--SURREY, B.C. - Veteran B.C. Lions quarterback Travis Lulay is feeling good after spending a pair of games on the sidelines with a dislocated shoulder.Or at least he's feeling good enough."I feel like...
-B-C-Update-
VANCOUVER - ------(BC-54-40-Theft)Police say five of the seven vintage guitars that were allegedly stolen from the rock band 54-40 were found.They say they were called about a theft from a U-Haul on Friday and learned that seven guitars valued at about...
-B-C-Update-
VANCOUVER - ---(BC-Auditor-Taxes)British Columbia's auditor general says the province needs to update the way it tracks tax breaks to make sure the expenditures are meeting government policy goals.Carol Bellringer says the reporting of tax expenditures...
--B-C-Update--
VANCOUVER - (BC-Hiker-Rescue)North Shore Rescue crews have pulled a stranded hiker from a sheer cliffside above Grouse Mountain. Michael Buckingham, a 37-year-old resident from the United Kingdom, says he was by himself on Monday when he ran into trouble.He...
Big Bonded Buddies: Edmonton Humane Society Seeks Single Home for St. Bernards
Big Bernards need to be adopted together--EDMONTON - The Edmonton Humane Society is looking for a family that can handle a giant adoption challenge and large doses of doggy drool.The society says three adult St. Bernards -- who collectively top out at...
Blast at Irving Oil's Saint John Refinery Unlikely to Hit Gas Prices
Saint John refinery blast unlikely to hit gas prices--The explosion that rocked Irving Oil's Saint John refinery on Monday is unlikely to affect the price of gasoline in Canada, according to experts.The quick return to the facility by contractors and...
Boucher Hopes to Inspire Montreal Kids with Virtual Rags to Riches Story
Raptors' Boucher excited to return to roots--TORONTO - There were nights after Chris Boucher had punched out from his job at a Montreal rotisserie restaurant that he would ride an overnight bus to sleep.Dropping out of high school at the age of 16, Boucher...
British Sailor's Sexual Assault Trial Hears from Police Investigators
Sailor's trial hears from investigators--HALIFAX - The trial of a British sailor accused in a gang rape at a Halifax-area military base heard Tuesday from the police officers who investigated the case.Under cross-examination by defence lawyer Ian Hutchison,...
Business News Advisory
Business News Advisory--Here are the CP Business Department's afternoon plans for today. All times Eastern unless otherwise stated. All ETAs and wordcounts approximate. Entries are subject to change as news develops. If you have any questions, please...
Butcher Appeals Conviction, Sentence in Murder of Montreal-Born Yoga Instructor
Butcher appeals conviction in yoga teacher's murder--HALIFAX - A Halifax man convicted in the violent death of a Montreal-born yoga instructor and businesswoman is appealing his second-degree murder conviction and sentence.Nicholas Butcher was convicted...
Calgary City Council Invites Flames Back to Table to Talk New Arena
Calgary invites Flames back to arena table--Calgary city council voted to try and re-engage the Calgary Flames in arena talks Tuesday.The Flames broke off negotiations a year ago with president Ken King calling discussions "spectacularly unproductive."An...
Calgary Has IOC Green Light to Bid for 2026 Winter Games, but City on Amber
Calgary gets IOC green light to bid for 2026--CALGARY - The International Olympic Committee has invited Calgary to compete for the 2026 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, but Calgarians are proving more difficult to impress than the IOC.Calgary, Stockholm...
Canada and Quebec Pull Support for Michaelle Jean for Top Spot at la Francophonie
Canada and Quebec pull support for Michaelle Jean--OTTAWA - The Canadian and Quebec governments announced Tuesday they are pulling their support for former governor general Michaelle Jean to remain atop the international organization of French-speaking...
Canada's Goals Well below What's Needed to Stop Catastrophic Climate Change: UN
Canada's climate goals short of UN targets--OTTAWA - Canada would have to cut its emissions almost in half over the next 12 years to meet the stiffer targets dozens of international climate change experts say is required to prevent catastrophic results...
Canadian MacKenzie Fane Moves Down under to Chase Rugby League Dream
Canadian chases rugby league dream Down Under--After competing for Canada at the Women's Rugby League World Cup in Australia last November, MacKenzie Fane returned home and pondered her future.The former Western Ontario Mustang rugby all-star was accepted...
Celebrity Birthdays for Oct. 9
Celebrity birthdays for Oct. 9--Celebrity Birthdays for Oct. 9:R&B singer Nona Hendryx (LaBelle) is 74.Singer Jackson Browne is 70.Manager-TV personality Sharon Osbourne is 66.Actor Tony Shalhoub ("Monk," ''Wings") is 65.Accordion player James Fearnley...
Chretien Says Rise of 'Unspeakable' Trump Marks End of the American Empire
Chretien calls U.S. president 'unspeakable'--OTTAWA - Jean Chretien says Donald Trump is "unspeakable" and his rise to the U.S. presidency heralds the decline of the American empire.Chretien unleashes that unflattering opinion of Trump in a new book...
Cineflix TV Production Group Faces Ontario Class Action Seeking Unpaid Wages
Cineflix TV production group faces class action--TORONTO - The company that makes "Property Brothers" and dozens of other TV programs is being sued for millions in regular wages as well as overtime, vacation and public holiday pay claimed on behalf of...
CMHC Says Annual Pace of Housing Starts Slowed to 188,683 Units in September
Pace of housing starts slowed in September--OTTAWA - The annual pace of Canadian housing starts fell to their lowest level in nearly two years in September.Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. says the seasonally adjusted annual rate came in at 188,683...
Couple Searched for Natural Gangrene, Eczema Treatments Online, Trial Hears
Trial hears couple searched gangrene cures--CALGARY - A trial has heard a laptop seized from the home of a couple charged in the death of their 14-month-old son contained evidence of online searches related to natural gangrene and eczema treatments.Jeromie...
Deciem Founder Abruptly Shutters Stores, Citing 'Criminal Activity'
Deciem founder abruptly shutters stores--TORONTO - A Toronto-based beauty brand that has become a cult hit and garnered attention from the likes of Kim Kardashian West is abruptly closing all of its stores.Brandon Truaxe, the founder of Deciem, said...
Developing Trust after Disasters -- and Every Day
Developing trust after disasters -- and every day--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...
Doug Ford Holds Rally to Mark First 100 Days as Ontario Premier
Doug Ford marks 100 days as premier with rally--TORONTO - Doug Ford is marking his first 100 days as Ontario's premier with a rally at the heart of the so-called Ford Nation, the west Toronto area where he and his family cut their political teeth.Ford,...
Edmonton Eskimos Drop to Last in West Division Standings with Loss to Riders
Reeling Eskimos drop to last in West Division--The Edmonton Eskimos couldn't have picked a worse time to go into a slump.Edmonton has lost three straight and six of its last eight, including a 19-12 defeat to the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Monday that...
--Eighteenth NewsWatch-
---(US-Limousine-Crash)A state transportation official says the owner of the limousine that crashed and killed 20 people in upstate New York was warned not to operate the vehicle after it failed an inspection.The Department of Transportation says that...
--Eighth NewsWatch-
---(US-Supreme Court Kavanaugh) (Audio: 49)Brett Kavanaugh hears his first arguments as a U-S Supreme Court justice today, as he joins his new colleagues following a bitter Senate battle on his confirmation.Conservatives have been waiting for five solidly...
--Eleventh NewsWatch-
---(Irving-Explosion-Prices)Experts say the price of gas in Canada shouldn't be affected by yesterday's explosion at Irving Oil's Saint John refinery.Fuel market analysts say the quick return to the facility and the fact that fuel storage tanks are likely...
Entertainment News as of 3 P.M. Tuesday, Oct. 9
Entertainment News Advisory--Good afternoon from the Canadian Press entertainment department!Advisories will typically hit the wire around 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. ET and will also be sent to editors by email. Questions can go to ------WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT...
Ever the Explorer, Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry Charts New Territory
Arcade Fire's Parry reconnects with nature--TORONTO - When Richard Reed Parry travelled the world last year with Arcade Fire he often thought of ways to secretly escape.The plan was to leave his Montreal bandmates behind, jump into a rented car and trek...
Ex-Quebec Premier Jean Charest to Pilot Aerospace Industry Relaunch Plan
Jean Charest to pilot aerospace industry plan--MONTREAL - Canada's aerospace industry has appointed former Quebec premier Jean Charest to chart a new course for the sector.The Aerospace Industries Association of Canada is putting Charest in the cockpit...
FAO Schwarz Comes to Canada with Holiday Pop-Ups at Hudson's Bay Co
FAO Schwarz to open pop-ups at HBC--TORONTO - Iconic American toy brand FAO Schwarz is coming to Canada, but it won't be here for long.The New-York based retailer announced Tuesday that it is opening pop-up spaces at every Hudson's Bay Co. store in a...
Feds Looking at Longer Deadlines for Answering Veterans' Requests for Service
Feds revisit timelines for answering vets--OTTAWA - The federal government is looking to extend the amount of time that officials have to respond to veterans seeking various different types of benefits and support for their service-related injuries.The...
--Fifteenth NewsWatch-
---(Irving-Explosion)The Saint John Emergency Measures Organization says some firefighters remain on the scene of an explosion at the Irving Oil refinery in Saint John, New Brunswick, but the plant is resuming operations tonight.The refinery was shut...
--Fifth Newswatch-
---(Irving-Explosion)Officials at the Irving Oil refinery in Saint John, New Brunswick say they are "very grateful" that a Thanksgiving Monday disaster wasn't even more so.The facility that employs about 14-hundred people was shutdown for maintenance...
--First NewsWatch-
---(Irving-Explosion)The exact cause of Monday morning's explosion at the Irving Oil refinery in Saint John, New Brunswick still isn't known.By their afternoon briefing, officials had determined there had been a problem with the refinery's diesel treating...
Former CAMH Psychologist Defends His Work at Youth Gender Identity Clinic
Former CAMH psychologist responds to critics--TORONTO - The former head of a youth gender identity clinic at Canada's largest mental health centre is defending the work he performed at the now-shuttered facility, including encouraging patients to be...
--Fourteenth NewsWatch-
---(Irving-Explosion) (Audio: 92)The Mayor of Saint John, New Brunswick says residents are rather shaken up after a massive explosion at the Irving Oil refinery.But not at the level of Jonathan Wright, who was just metres away from the blast.The American...
--Fourth Newswatch-
---(Irving-Explosion)Officials with Irving Oil are hoping to minimize the impact of yesterday's explosion at its refinery in Saint John, New Brunswick.Irving's website says the refinery produces more than 320-thousand barrels of "finished energy products"...
Health-Lifestyles News as of 10 A.M. Tuesday, Oct. 9
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory--Good morning from the Canadian Press lifestyles department!Advisories will typically hit the wire around 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. ET and will also be sent to editors by email. If you'd like to be added to the email list please...
Homeless B.C. Indigenous Nation Buys Land on Vancouver Island to Build Community
Homeless B.C. Indigenous Nation buys reserve--CAMPBELL RIVER, B.C. - Thomas Smith says his most vivid memory of living on British Columbia's Turnour Island was watching families leave their homes.Five decades later, images of the exodus from the Indigenous...
Irving Pulp & Paper to Pay $3.5 Million for Saint John River Pollution Charges
Irving mill to pay $3.5 million on pollution charges--SAINT JOHN, N.B. - Irving Pulp & Paper said it will pay $3.5 million in penalties after pleading guilty Tuesday to three charges of effluent discharge into the fish-bearing Saint John River.The...
'It's My Life's Work': B.C. Lions Coach Offers Reward for Missing Items
B.C. Lions coach offers reward for missing items--SURREY, B.C. - A member of the B.C. Lions' coaching staff is hoping he won't have to start from scratch after his car was broken into over the weekend.Offensive co-ordinator Jarious Jackson said Tuesday...
Kerri Einarson Curling Team Silencing the Question of Too Many Skips
Einarson team silencing skips question--CALGARY - Kerri Einarson heard the comments and questions. Four skips on one curling team, how is that going to work?Einarson, Val Sweeting, Shannon Birchard and Briane Meilleur, who all skipped their own teams...
Leaders Gather in Unlikely Locale of Armenia for Summit of la Francophonie
Armenia an unlikely hub of francophone world--MONTREAL - Armenia isn't top of mind when one thinks of thriving French culture.But this week the Armenian capital of Yerevan will be briefly transformed into a francophone mecca, a sign of the relaxed admission...
Liberals Told to Build New Benefits for Ill, Unemployed Workers, Docs Show
Feds given ambitious plan for EI: documents--OTTAWA - The Trudeau government has been given an ambitious plan for closing several gaps in the social-safety net for ill and unemployed Canadians that includes creating a new program to help those whose...
Minister 'Shocked' by University's Handling of Woman's Sexual Assault Allegation
Minister 'shocked' by handling of sex assault allegation--HALIFAX - Nova Scotia's advanced education minister says he was "shocked" by St. Francis Xavier University's mishandling of a reported case of sexual assault, saying he's asked his department...
Most Actively Traded Companies on the TSX
Most actively traded companies on the TSX--Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,854.05, down 92.12 points).Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Up 43 cents, or 3.36 per cent,...
National Audio 11:05 AM ET
National Audio 11:05 AM ET--NAT070 - (Hudsons-Bay) (FOR PRODUCTION) UNDATED. x-22s. Iconic American toy brand F-A-O Schwarz is coming to Canada with pop-up locations at Hudson's Bay Company stores. The pop-ups will open at each of the Toronto-based department...
National Audio 11:45 AM ET
National Audio 11:45 AM ET--NAT074 - (Cineflix-Jobs-Suit) (FOR PRODUCTION) UNDATED. x-12s. The company that makes "Property Brothers" and dozens of other T-V programs is being sued for millions in regular wages as well as overtime, vacation and public...
National Audio 1:55 PM ET
National Audio 1:55 PM ET--NAT091 - (Irving-Explosion) SAINT JOHN, N.B. x-16s. Jonathan Wright has worked in refineries for a decade, but he's never experienced anything like the explosion at the Irving Oil refinery in Saint John, New Brunswick. The...
National Audio 2:35 AM ET
National Audio 2:35 AM ET--NAT001 - (Indigenous-Home) CAMPBELL RIVER, B.C. x-17s. A B-C First Nation that left its remote Johnstone Strait island home more than five decades ago has plans to build a new community on rural property south of Campbell River...
National Audio 2:45 AM ET
National Audio 2:45 AM ET--NAT006 - (US-Tropical-Weather) MIAMI. x-13s. A hurricane hunter plane reports Michael has picked up some strength off the western tip of Cuba. Landfall is expected Wednesday on Florida's northeast Gulf Coast. U-S National Hurricane...
National Audio 3:05 PM ET
National Audio 3:05 PM ET--NAT096 - (UCP-Soldiers-of-Odin) EDMONTON. x-12s. Alberta's Opposition United Conservative Party is trying to distance itself from the right-wing group Soldiers of Odin. The party sent out a tweet last weekend that said it doesn't...
National Audio 3:55 PM ET
National Audio 3:55 PM ET--NAT106 - (US-Limousine-Crash) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-09s. The family of the limousine driver involved in a deadly crash in upstate New York says they believe he was unwittingly assigned an unsafe vehicle. The family...
National Audio 6:25 PM ET
National Audio 6:25 PM ET--NAT121 - (Que-Secularism) QUEBEC CITY. x-16s. The incoming Coalition Avenir Quebec government appears to have softened its firm stand to prohibit public servants in positions of authority from wearing visible religious symbols....
National Audio 7:15 PM ET
National Audio 7:15 PM ET--NAT126 - (UCP-Soldiers-Of-Odin) CALGARY. x-20s. United Conservative Party leader Jason Kenney says some of his candidates were victims of a political prank on the weekend when members of the group Soldiers of Odin attended...
National Audio 8:25 AM ET
National Audio 8:25 AM ET--NAT050 - (ENT-Rock-And-Roll-Hall-Of-Fame) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-16s. The nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2019 have been announced. Among the first-time nominees: Stevie Nicks, Todd Rundgren, Def...
National Audio 8:45 AM ET
National Audio 8:45 AM ET--NAT054 - (ENT-Rock-And-Roll-Hall-Of-Fame) (FOR PRODUCTION) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-21s. Stevie Nicks, who's already in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Fleetwood Mac, has been nominated for inclusion as...
New Brunswick Tories Pressing Ahead with Preparations for government:Higgs
N.B. Tories talk cabinet as they seek power--FREDERICTON - New Brunswick's Progressive Conservative leader says he will make preparations this week to form a government ready to assume power once the Tories are called on to do so.Blaine Higgs told reporters...
--Nineteenth NewsWatch-
---(Chretien-Trump)Former prime minister Jean Chretien isn't pulling any punches when it comes to his opinion of U-S President Donald Trump.In his new book of anecdotes from his 10 years as prime minister, Chretien refers to Trump as "unspeakable" and...
--Ninth NewsWatch-
---(US-Tropical-Weather-Michael) (Audio: 68)Weather warnings and evacuation alerts have been issued along the U-S Gulf Coast, as a strengthening hurricane Michael takes aim at the Florida Panhandle.The storm is expected to make landfall tomorrow, possibly...
Notley Says Odin Photos Show Jason Kenney Needs to Stop 'Dog-Whistle' Politics
Notley says Kenney must act on intolerance--EDMONTON - Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says Opposition Leader Jason Kenney must stop "dog-whistle" politics that allow hateful extremists to believe they have a home in his United Conservative Party.But Kenney...
Officers Decry 'Offensive' Limits on Pot Use Planned by RCMP, Other Forces
Police decry 'offensive' cannabis rules--OTTAWA - Some police forces are implementing nonsensical and downright offensive policies that prohibit or severely limit off-duty cannabis use, says a national association that represents front-line officers.The...
Ontario Launching Public Awareness Campaign on Cannabis Legalization
Ontario to launch public awareness campaign on pot--TORONTO - Ontario is launching a public awareness campaign to highlight the dangers of using recreational cannabis and promote social responsibility ahead of the legalization of marijuana next week.Attorney...
Ontario's Human Rights Commission Joining Sex-Ed Legal Challenge
Human Rights Commission joins sex-ed legal challenge--TORONTO - An interim sexual-education curriculum introduced by Ontario's Progressive Conservative government discriminates against some students and puts them at greater risk of sexual violence, the...
--Ontario Update-
---(Kenora-Murder-Charges)Provincial police say a man faces a second-degree murder charge in the death of a 63-year-old man in Kenora.O-P-P say officers responded to a call for a disturbance at an apartment building in the northwestern city on Saturday...
--Ontario Update-
---Ontario-Update(Ont-Sex-Education)The Ontario Human Rights Commission says it's joining a legal challenge of the interim sexual-education curriculum introduced by the province's Progressive Conservative government.The commission says it believes the...
Opposition Leader Andrew Scheer Talks Energy with Indian PM Modi
Scheer, Modi talk trade, energy in India--OTTAWA - Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says he told Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi he wants to find ways to ship Canadian oil and gas to India to meet its voracious energy needs.Scheer said that's the...
--Prairie Update-
(Sask-Collision-Fatal)A woman has died and a man suffered serious injuries in a two-vehicle crash in southwest Saskatchewan.R-C-M-P say the 50-year-old woman from Maple Creek was involved in a collision with a vehicle driven by a 50-year-old man on Highway...
--Prairie Update-
---(UCP-Soldiers-Of-Odin)Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says United Conservative Party Leader Jason Kenney needs to take a tougher stand against groups like the Soldiers of Odin.Notley made the comment after candidates running for the U-C-P nomination...
Prep-Agriculture-Report
(USMCA-Dairy)A Saskatchewan Conservative M-P says Canada conceded too much in the new trade deal between Canada, the United States and Mexico, especially with the dairy industry.Moose Jaw-Lake Centre-Lanigan Tom Lukiwski says U-S dairy farmers will have...
Prep-Business Report
---(Markets)Canada's main stock index lost some ground even though pot stocks rose again and led the T-S-X on sentiment heading into next week's legalization.The S&P/TSX composite index closed down 92.12 points to 15,854.05.In New York, the Dow Jones...
Prep-LifeWatch
---(CAMH-Settlement)Canada's largest mental health centre has apologized to its former psychologist and is paying him more than half a million dollars after publishing a report that erroneously described his interactions with patients.The Centre for...
Quebec Public Servants to Shed Religious Symbols but Crucifix Stays in Legislature
Coalition says crucifix stays in legislature--MONTREAL - The incoming Coalition Avenir Quebec government is facing criticism for saying it has no intention of removing the crucifix from the legislature, even as it plans to crack down on some civil servants...
REPEAT-PREP-Cooler-Copy
---(Gold-Treasure-Mystery)A father-son pair of treasure hunters are challenging the F-B-I's position that nothing was found during an excavation aimed at uncovering a fabled cache of Civil War-era gold and solving a century-old mystery.Dennis and Kem...
--Second NewsWatch-
---(Irving-Explosion)Residents near the Irving Oil refinery in Saint John, New Brunswick have been warned of possible "flare-ups'' as the facility restabilizes after yesterday morning's massive explosionThe city posted on social media last night that...
--Seventeenth NewsWatch-
---(US-Limousine-Crash) (Audio: 106)The family of the limousine driver involved in a deadly crash in upstate New York says they believe he was not to blame.They think he was given a faulty vehicle to drive.Family spokesman Richard Burke says Scott Lisinicchia...
--Seventh NewsWatch-
---(Irving-Explosion)Irving Oil says it hopes to minimize the client impact of yesterday's explosion at its oil refinery in Saint John, New Brunswick.The huge blast shortly after 10 a-m shook nearby homes and sent flames and black smoke shooting into...
--Sixteenth NewsWatch-
---(US-Limousine-Crash) (Audio: 107)The family of the limousine driver involved in a deadly crash in upstate New York believes he was unwittingly assigned an unsafe vehicle.The family of Scott Lisinicchia (lis-ih-NIK'-ee-uh) has released a statement...
--Sixth NewsWatch-
---(Irving-Explosion)The City of Saint John, New Brunswick, says emergency management officials have been monitoring the Irving Oil refinery as it comes back online following a massive explosion at the site yesterday morning.Residents in the area have...
--Sportsbreak--
---The Toronto Maple Leafs look to put together the beginnings of a win streak when they visit the Dallas Stars. The Leafs are 2-and-1 on the season. There are four Canadian teams in action. Elsewhere, the Vancouver Canucks visit Carolina, Calgary is...
SportsCall Audio 3:40 AM ET
SportsCall Audio 3:40 AM ET--NAT026 - (SPORTS-HKN-Sharks-Islanders) NEW YORK. x-18s. Robin Lehner (LEH'-nur) stopped 35 shots for his ninth career shutout in his New York debut, leading the Islanders to a 4-0 victory over the San Jose Sharks. Sharks...
Supreme Court to Hear Questions in Controversial Edmonton Hotel Killing Case
Case before top court could set sexual law precedent--OTTAWA - The case of an Ontario trucker acquitted in the death of an Alberta woman referred to at trial as a "native" and a "prostitute" is to go before the Supreme Court this week in what could set...
SUV Limo Crash Raises Safety Concerns but Industry Members Maintain They're Safe
SUV limousine crash raises safety concerns--TORONTO - A deadly crash involving a stretched limousine-style SUV in New York state over the weekend has put a spotlight on safety concerns around the modified vehicles, but industry players maintain they're...
--Tenth NewsWatch-
---(Irving-Explosion) (Audio: 75)The mayor of Saint John, New Brunswick says the city is launching an extensive review of its emergency response capabilities a day after a massive oil refinery blast.Don Darling says the emergency response to yesterday's...
The Canadian Press News Agenda For
The Canadian Press News Agenda for--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Oct. 9 as of 3 a.m. ET: x-denotes wire, y-denotes picture, z-denotes graphics coverage. Copy from other events based on merit and availability. All times local unless...
'The Province Is Broke:' Alberta Opposition Leader Undecided on Olympic Bid
Kenney wants more info on Calgary Olympic costs--CALGARY - The leader of Alberta's official Opposition isn't ready to jump on the 2026 Calgary Winter Olympics band wagon.Jason Kenney, who is hoping to become premier in the provincial election next spring,...
--Third NewsWatch-
---(Irving-Explosion)Residents of a Saint John, New Brunswick, neighbourhood rocked by a massive oil refinery explosion on Thanksgiving Monday have been warned of possible "flare-ups" as the facility restabilizes.The mid-morning blast at Irving Oil's...
--Thirteenth NewsWatch-
---(Irving-Explosion)Roads around the Irving Oil refinery have reopened and the ''shelter in place'' order has been lifted for residents.The historic port city of Saint John, New Brunswick was rocked Thanksgiving morning by a big explosion.It sent flames...
--Thirteenth NewsWatch-
---(Irving Explosion) (Audio: 91)The explosion and fire at an Irving Oil refinery in Saint John, New Brunswick resulted in only minor injuries -- but one worker used a four-letter word to describe what he thought were the last moments of his life.Jonathan...
'Thought I Was Dead for Sure': Worker Recalls Escape from Irving Oil Explosion
'Thought I was dead for sure': Worker recalls blast--SAINT JOHN, N.B. - First, Jonathan Wright heard a loud hissing.Then he was thrown to the ground and turned to see a wall of orange, as flames surrounded him and several other workers after a massive...
Time and Money -- the Biggest Hurdles to Healthy Eating
Time and money -- the biggest hurdles to healthy eating--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...
Today in History - Oct. 9
Today in History - Oct. 9--Today in History for Oct. 9:In 1668, Canada's first institution of higher education, The Quebec Seminary, later called Laval University, was founded by Bishop Francois de Laval.In 1811, Sir Isaac Brock became president and...
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