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Andersen Practises, but Hutchinson Will Start for Maple Leafs against Canucks
Leafs' Andersen practises, not ready to play--TORONTO - Given a moment to finally catch his breath, Michael Hutchinson sat down for dinner with his family Thursday.The 28-year-old had been a member of the Florida Panthers' American Hockey League affiliate...
'An Unknown Political Quantity': Vickers' Challenge, and Opportunity, in N.B
Kevin Vickers' challenge, and opportunity, in N.B.--Kevin Vickers has been described as a national hero for his role in stopping a gunman's attack on Parliament Hill in 2014, but New Brunswick pundits say he's largely seen as an outsider as he considers...
--Atlantic Update-
---(NB-Workplace-Death)An Irving spokeswoman says a contractor who died after his logging truck left a road in northern New Brunswick was a well-respected friend to many in the company's woods operations.Mary Keith says the man's truck left a logging...
--Atlantic Update-
(Kevin-Vickers-Leadership)Pundits say Kevin Vickers' lack of political experience may not be a hindrance in a possible Liberal leadership bid in New Brunswick.Vickers -- who was born and raised in Newcastle, New Brunswick -- has served as Canada's ambassador...
B.C. Fuel Up 4 Cents, More Hikes Due as 'Bumpy' Year Looms at Pumps: Expert
B.C. feels gas price 'volatility' to start 2019--VANCOUVER - Extreme volatility in oil markets has resulted in a price jump for gasoline of four cents a litre in Metro Vancouver and an analyst predicts a further hike could arrive within days.Dan McTeague,...
B.C. Removes Prescription Drug Deductibles for Low-Income Residents
Drug deductibles axed for low income B.C. families--VANCOUVER - Health Minister Adrian Dix says British Columbia has taken a "long overdue step forward" to help lower-income households handle the cost of prescription drugs.Dix says deductibles and other...
--B-C Update-
(Handlen-Murder-Case)Closing argument are set to resume today in a murder trial for a man who confessed to killing a 12-year-old girl in British Columbia more than 40 years ago.Garry Handlen has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder but confessed...
--B-C Update-
------(BC-Avalanche-Danger)Parks Canada officials say the avalanche danger rating forecast for today is listed as extreme in Yoho, Kootenay, Banff and Jasper national parks.The daily avalanche bulletins for the mountain parks in B-C and Alberta says...
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...
Calgary Police Recover Vintage Car after It Was Stolen off the Street
Calgary Police recover stolen vintage auto--CALGARY - A Calgary man says he will never leave his vintage 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS on the street overnight again.Rob Cook received good news earlier this week when the car, which he purchased from a Michigan...
Canadian Teen Andreescu Beats Venus Williams in Latest Tennis Upset
Canadian teen defeats Williams in upset--Canadian tennis player Bianca Andreescu made two key decisions last year that have helped her kick off the 2019 campaign in style.After recovering from a back injury last summer, she decided to focus on the lower-level...
Celebrity Birthdays for Jan. 10
Celebrity birthdays for Jan. 10--Celebrity Birthdays for Jan. 10:Singer Ronnie Hawkins is 84.Opera singer Sherrill Milnes is 84.Hockey Hall-of-Famer Frank Mahovlich is 81.Movie director Walter Hill is 77.Actor William Sanderson ("Deadwood," ''Newhart")...
Celebrity Birthdays for Jan. 11
Celebrity birthdays for Jan. 11--Celebrity Birthdays for Jan. 11:Actor Mitchell Ryan ("Dharma and Greg") is 91.Former prime minister Jean Chretien is 85. Actor Felix Silla (Cousin Itt on "The Addams Family," ''Buck Rogers in the 25th Century") is 82.Olympic...
Celebrity Birthdays for Jan. 12
Celebrity birthdays for Jan. 12--Celebrity Birthdays for Jan. 12:Magician-illusionist "The Amazing Kreskin" (born George Joseph Kresge) is 84.Country singer William Lee Golden of the Oak Ridge Boys is 80.Jim Gold, lead singer of the '70s pop group Gallery,...
Celebrity Birthdays for Jan. 4
Celebrity birthdays for Jan. 4--Celebrity Birthdays for Jan. 4:Actress Barbara Rush ("Peyton Place") is 92.Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Don Shula is 89.Opera singer Grace Bumbry is 82.Actress Dyan Cannon is 82.British jazz-rock guitarist John McLaughlin...
Celebrity Birthdays for Jan. 6
Celebrity birthdays for Jan. 6--Celebrity Birthdays for Jan. 6:Saxophonist Nino Tempo (born Antonino LoTempio) is 84.Olympic equestrian show jumper Ian Millar is 72. Hall of fame accordionist Joey Miskulin ("Joey the CowPolka King") of Riders in the...
Celebrity Birthdays for Jan. 7
Celebrity birthdays for Jan. 7--Celebrity Birthdays for Jan. 7:Singer-songwriter Leona Williams is 76.Magazine publisher Jann Wenner is 73.Singer Kenny Loggins is 71.Singer-songwriter Marshall Chapman is 70.Actress Erin Gray ("Silver Spoons," ''Buck...
Celebrity Birthdays for Jan. 8
Celebrity birthdays for Jan. 8--Celebrity Birthdays for Jan. 8:Actor-comedian Larry Storch ("F Troop") is 96.Former "Sunday Morning" host Charles Osgood is 86.Singer Shirley Bassey is 82.Game show host Bob Eubanks ("The Newlywed Game") is 81.Fashion...
Celebrity Birthdays for Jan. 9
Celebrity birthdays for Jan. 9--Celebrity Birthdays for Jan. 9:Author Judith Krantz is 91.Football Hall of Fame quarterback Bart Starr is 85.Actress K. Callan is 83.Singer Joan Baez is 78.Singer Roy Head is 78Singer-songwriter Scott Walker (born Noel...
CFL, CFLPA Establish Respective Bargaining Units Leading into Contract Talks
CFL, CFLPA determine bargaining units--TORONTO - Contract talks between the CFL and CFL Players Association have yet to begin, but the two sides have established who'll be at the table when negotiations do get underway.No firm date has been set for the...
Cheesed Off: Food Guide Makeover Worries Farmers as Government Prepares Release
Cheesed off: Food Guide change sparks debate--OTTAWA - An overhaul of the Canada Food Guide is set to be released soon, a highly anticipated makeover that will do away with the rainbow visual many Canadians associate with the dietary guide commonly used...
Columbus Crew Confirms Former Toronto FC GM Tim Bezbatchenko as New President
Columbus confirms Bezbatchenko as president--COLUMBUS, Ohio - Columbus Crew SC made it official Friday, naming former Toronto FC GM Tim Bezbatchenko as its new president.The MLS team also announced Caleb Porter, who won the MLS Cup in 2015 with the Portland...
--Eighteenth NewsWatch-
---(Missing-Canadian-Syria)Global Affairs Canada says there is little the department can do to help a B-C man who has been detained in Syria, because there's no functioning Canadian embassy in the country.Andrea Leclair says her 44-year-old son Kristian...
--Eighth NewsWatch-
---(Ford-Recall)Ford is recalling more than 953-thousand vehicles sold around the world to replace Takata passenger air bag inflators that have killed at least 23 people.Dealers will replace the inflators, which can explode and hurl shrapnel.Affected...
--Eleventh NewsWatch-
---(Cda-China) (Audio: P03)Senator Joseph Day says the Canadian parliamentary delegation he's leading to China doesn't want to do anything to harm the welfare of two Canadians detained there.Day says the group leaving for China today will tread carefully...
Energetic Swiss Hockey Coach Loving Life at World Juniors Tournament
Swiss hockey coach loving life at world juniors--VANCOUVER - Don't be fooled by his actions behind the bench -- the coach of Switzerland's junior hockey team is all about love.Christian Wohlwend has earned a reputation at the world junior hockey championship...
Entertainment News as of 10 A.M. Friday, Jan. 4
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 TODAY:Kevin...
Extreme Avalanche Risk in Alberta, B.C. Leads to Warnings from Parks Canada
Extreme avalanche risk in Alberta, B.C.--BANFF, Alta. - Parks Canada is urging backcountry users to stay out of avalanche terrain this weekend after a winter storm led to an extreme danger rating in Banff, Yoho, Kootenay and Jasper national parks.The...
--Fifteenth Newswatch-
---(IRB-Backlogs-Hussen) Audio:94)Canada's immigration minister says he's confident a growing backlog of asylum claims will be dealt with as proposed changes make their way through the refugee system.More than 64-thousand refugee claims are awaiting...
--Fifth Newswatch-
---(Cda-China)China continues to detain two Canadian men who were arrested about a month ago for allegedly undermining national security.And today, a Canadian delegation of lawmakers from Parliament Hill will leave for China, where they intend to ask...
Filipino Workers Speak out against Halifax Businessman in Immigration Fraud Case
Filipino workers speak out against businessman--HALIFAX - Emotional workers spoke out against a Halifax businessman at his sentencing hearing Friday in an immigration fraud case that exposed the exploitation of foreign workers and divided the local Filipino...
--First NewsWatch-
---(Cda-China)A Conservative M-P who is part of a Canadian delegation of M-Ps and senators travelling to China this weekend says Global Affairs Canada advised that despite a month of diplomatic tension with Beijing, it would still be best to go ahead...
Former Alouettes Defensive Back Campbell Signs Deal with New York Jets
Former Als DB Campbell signs with Jets--Tevaughn Campbell is hoping the third time is indeed the charm.The former Montreal Alouettes defensive back signed with the New York Jets on Friday. It marks the third time he'll try to catch on with an NFL team...
--Fourteenth Newswatch-
---(US-Government-Shutdown) (Audio:91)U-S President Donald Trump says he's considered using executive authority to get a wall built on the southern border -- citing a national emergency.However, Trump says he would prefer negotiating an end to the stand-off...
--Fourth Newswatch-
---(US-Government-Shutdown)On their first day in the majority, U-S House Democrats have passed a plan to reopen the government without funding President Donald Trump's promised border wall.The largely party-line votes last night came after Trump showed...
Hateful Letter Shocks Indigenous Family in Edmonton-Area Community
Hateful letter shocks Indigenous family in Alberta--LEDUC, Alta. - An Indigenous family says they are shocked by a hateful letter telling them to move away -- the second such letter in the Edmonton area in recent months.Jimmy Assiniboine, who is 13,...
Health-Lifestyles News as of 10 A.M. Friday, Jan. 4
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. Questions can go to WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT TODAY:AP-NORC...
Here's a Quick Glance at Unemployment Rates for December, by Canadian City
December unemployment rates, by Canadian city--OTTAWA - The national unemployment rate was 5.6 per cent in December. Statistics Canada also released seasonally adjusted, three-month moving average unemployment rates for major cities. It cautions, however,...
Immigration Minister Confident Asylum Claim Backlog Will Be Resolved
Refugee claim backlog will be resolved: minister--CALGARY - Canada's immigration minister says he is confident a growing backlog of asylum claims will be addressed as the refugee system undergoes some changes.Just over 64,000 refugee claims -- including...
In the News Today, Jan. 4
In the news today, Jan. 4--Five stories in the news for Friday, Jan. 4___LAWMAKERS TO RAISE IMPRISONED CANADIANS IN CHINAWhile it was not the initial reason for the trip, a group of six MPs and Senators heading to China say they will be bringing up the...
In the Post-Truth Era, Documentary Theatre Searches for Common Ground
In the post-truth era, documentary theatre searches for common ground--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...
Jose Bautista's Bat-Flip Ball from Game 5 of 2015 ALDS Up for Online Auction
Bautista's bat-flip ball up for auction--TORONTO - A piece of Toronto Blue Jays history is up for auction -- and the owners hope it stays in Canada.The ball from Jose Bautista's three-run homer in Toronto's wild 6-3 victory over the Texas Rangers in...
Letter Calls for Canada to Change How It Deals with Sport Harassment Cases
Letter calls for change in sport harassment cases--TORONTO - A group of Canadian sport leaders have lent their voice to the growing chorus calling for an independent body to handle cases of harassment and abuse.Former NHL player Sheldon Kennedy and Olympic...
Lotto Multimillionaire from Surrey, B.C., Says Jackpot Win an 'Amazing Blessing'
B.C. lotto multimillionaire says win a 'blessing'--VANCOUVER - After realizing she'd won a $39.5-million Lotto Max jackpot, Michelle De Roma did something most winners don't -- she put the ticket in an envelope in a safe place and waited a week to claim...
Markets End Wild First Week of the Year with Strong Rebound on Positive News
North American stock markets surge higher--TORONTO - North American stock markets ended a wild first trading week of the year by rebounding strongly Friday on positive trade, employment and interest rate news and a further boost in the price of oil.A...
Mediation Scheduled in Effort to Resolve Dispute over New Senators Arena
Mediation scheduled in Senators arena dispute--OTTAWA - The three parties involved in a dispute over a plan to build a community featuring a new downtown arena for the Ottawa Senators will go to mediation to try to resolve their differences.While filing...
Microbial Aromas Might Save Crops from Drought
Microbial aromas might save crops from drought--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...
Mike Babcock on Elias Pettersson: 'He's Smarter Than Everybody Else'
Elias Pettersson has a fan in Mike Babcock--TORONTO - Elias Pettersson has a fan in Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock.And while it doesn't appear Vancouver's phenom will play when the Canucks visit Toronto on Saturday night, like much of the hockey...
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 (14,426.62 up 213.87 points).ClearStream Energy Services Inc. (TSX:CSM). Energy. Up four cents, or 114.3 per...
National Audio 1:05 PM ET
National Audio 1:05 PM ET--NAT070 - (SPORTS-TEN-Canadians) UNDATED. x-05s. Canada's Bianca Andreescu thinks she has done the impossible. The 18-year-old from Mississauga, Ontario was at a loss for words after her second stunning tennis upset in as many...
National Audio 11:35 AM ET
National Audio 11:35 AM ET--NAT060 - (ENT-THEATRE-Pretty-Woman-Adams) (FOR PRODUCTION) NEW YORK. x-43s. Canadian rocker and composer Bryan Adams surprised a sold-out audience at the Broadway show "Pretty Woman: The Musical" with a performance during...
National Audio 2:35 PM ET
National Audio 2:35 PM ET--NAT078 - (Donated-Jewelry) HALIFAX, N.S. x-14s. A Halifax woman who accidentally donated her collection of gold and pearls hopes her jewelry will be returned. Jane Lowe realized too late that her husband had stashed the Ziploc...
National Audio 2:45 AM ET
National Audio 2:45 AM ET--NAT001 - (US-Government-Shutdown) (EXTENDED) WASHINGTON. x-42s. (Tim Maguire) U-S House Democrats have passed a plan to reopen the federal government without border-wall funding. (WA) (SOURCE:The Associated Press)--NAT002 -...
National Audio 3:05 PM ET
National Audio 3:05 PM ET--NAT081 - (US-Government-Shutdown) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) WASHINGTON. x-17s. U-S President Donald Trump says he has designated a team that will meet over the weekend with lawmakers to resolve the standoff over his demand for a...
National Audio 4:25 PM ET
National Audio 4:25 PM ET--NAT094 - (IRB-Backlogs-Hussen) CALGARY. x-18s. Canada's immigration minister says he is confident a growing backlog of asylum claims will be dealt with as proposed changes make their way through the refugee system. More than...
National Audio 6:55 PM ET
National Audio 6:55 PM ET--NAT103 - (US-Government-Shutdown) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) WASHINGTON. x-08s. As the U-S government wraps up its 14th day under a partial shutdown, both sides in the dispute admit there has been little movement. The White House...
National Audio 8:45 AM ET
National Audio 8:45 AM ET--NAT040 - (US-Apple-iPhone-Sales) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-12s. Apple's valuation has fallen nearly 325-billion dollars since this past summer. Correspondent Rebecca Jarvis puts the numbers in perspective. ("..Apple stock.")...
National Audio 9:35 AM ET
National Audio 9:35 AM ET--NAT050 - (US-Saudi-Writer-Killed) GENEVA. x-10s. Saudi Arabia will seek the death penalty against five of the 11 suspects in the October 2nd murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. Saudi state media says suspects...
National Lacrosse League Commissioner Eyes Further Canadian Expansion
NLL commish eyes further Canadian expansion--Nick Sakiewicz has overseen the addition of four teams to the National Lacrosse League since becoming its commissioner three years ago. That might seem like a lot for an 11-team league, but as far as he's...
--Nineteenth NewsWatch-
---(Cda-China) (Audio: P05)The head of a Canadian delegation to China says it's crucial to engage with Chinese lawmakers about the detention of two Canadian -- but the group needs to be careful not to do anything to jeopardize their welfare.Senator Joseph...
--Ninth NewsWatch-
---(StatCan-Jobs) (Audio: P02)The unemployment rate held steady at 5.6 per cent last month, remaining at its lowest level since Statistics Canada started tracking comparable data in January 1976.The economy closed out the year with the addition of 93-hundred...
'Obviously Inappropriate:' Insurer Says ASIMIL8 Plate Shouldn't Have Been Issued
Licence plate shouldn't have been issued: insurer--WINNIPEG - Documents from a legal challenge by a "Star Trek" fan who had his personalized ASIMIL8 licence plate revoked show a Manitoba Public Insurance senior executive was shocked the plate was ever...
OHL Roundup: Nathan Dunkley Scores Twice, Knights Edge IceDogs 5-4 in OT
OHL Roundup: Dunkley leads Knights over IceDogs--ST. CATHARINES, Ont. - Nathan Dunkley bailed out the London Knights from an 11-minute span that almost cost them two points on Thursday.Dunkley tied the game midway through the third, then produced the...
Ontario Liberals Work to Rebuild but Leadership Race May Not Come until 2020
Ontario Liberals work to rebuild in 2019--TORONTO - Work to rebuild Ontario's Liberals gets underway in earnest this year after their decimation at the ballot box last spring, but the party may wait until after the fall federal election to chose a permanent...
Ontario's Chief Coroner Launches Review of Police Suicides in 2018
Chief coroner launches review of police suicides--TORONTO - Ontario's chief coroner has launched a review of police suicides that took place in the province last year after noticing a spike in officers killing themselves.Eight active officers and one...
--Ontario Update-
---(Ont-Carding-Review)An Ontario judge says it's essential to clear up what he says is a widespread misunderstanding around police street checks.Justice Michael Tulloch reviewed the province's regulations around the checks and says for some people they...
--Ontario Update --
---(Carding-Review)A judge who issued a report on the police practice widely known as carding is set to discuss his findings today.Justice Michael Tulloch issued a report earlier this week saying random street checks have little to no value as a law...
Photo Advisory Addition
Photo advisory addition--The Canadian Press photo advisory addition for Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. Entries with an estimated photo transmission time (EST) are staffed by The Canadian Press or Associated Press Photojournalists.ADDS: AP East and Central photo...
Plunging Calgary Office Values Linked to High Oil and Gas Unemployment Rate
Falling Calgary office values linked to slump--CALGARY - A 32 per cent decline in Calgary's downtown office building property assessment this year will likely translate into lower costs for some tenants, but don't expect much improvement in the vacancy...
Police Need Clearly Defined Reason for Stopping People for Questioning: Judge
Judge finds confusion over street-check rules--TORONTO - Police and the public need to be able to clearly distinguish between valid street checks by officers and random stops that should be abandoned altogether, a judge tasked with reviewing the province's...
Police Set Up Man Who Falsely Confessed to Killing B.C. Girl in 1978: Lawyer
Police set up man who falsely confessed: lawyer--VANCOUVER - Undercover police manipulated a man into falsely confessing he killed a 12-year-old girl in British Columbia over 40 years ago and the Crown has failed to prove its case beyond a reasonable...
Poor Weather Forces Crew to Stop Fighting Fire aboard Ship Headed for Halifax
Container ship burning off Canada's east coast--HALIFAX - A firefighting tugboat was dispatched late Friday to help extinguish a fire burning aboard a large container ship about 1,200 kilometres off Canada's east coast.The international shipping company...
--Prairie Update-
---(Manitoba-Power-Rates)The Public Utilities Board has rejected a bid by Manitoba Hydro to raise electricity rates twice in less than a year.In November, Hydro filed an expedited application for a 3.5-per-cent rate increase that would take effect April...
--Prairie Update-
---(Avalanche-Danger)Parks Canada officials say the avalanche danger rating forecast for today is extreme in Banff, Yoho, Kootenay and Jasper national parks.Bulletins for the mountain parks in Alberta and B-C say up to 45 centimetres of snow in recent...
Prep-Agriculture-Report
---(Trade)The federal government says expanding agricultural trade will be a key focus this year.Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay says shipping more products to the growing market in China will continue.He also says Canada needs to expand its beef...
Prep-Business Report
---(Markets)North American stock markets ended a wild first trading week of the year by rebounding strongly on positive trade, employment and interest rate news that buoyed the price of oil.The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 213.87 points to 14,426.62.In...
Prep-LifeWatch
---(Sick-Passengers)Officials are awaiting test results after six passengers were sickened on a Florida bound Frontier Airlines flight.In particular, investigators are focusing on several drinking fountains at the departure point -- Cleveland's airport.The...
Push Carefully but Do No Harm to Canadians Imprisoned in China: Senator
Delegation will push China carefully: senator--OTTAWA - The Liberal senator leading the Canadian parliamentary delegation travelling to China says his group will tread carefully in calling for the release of the two Canadians detained there.Sen. Joseph...
QMJHL Roundup: Veleno with Three Points in Return, Voltigeurs Beat Titan 6-0
QMJHL Roundup: Veleno, Voltigeurs beat Titan--DRUMMONDVILLE, Que. - Joseph Veleno set up three goals in his first game back from the world juniors and Brandon Skubel scored twice as the Drummondville Voltigeurs beat the Acadie-Bathurst Titan 6-0 on Friday...
RCMP Investigate after Skier Dies in Avalanche near Pemberton, B.C
Skier dies in avalanche in B.C. backcountry--PEMBERTON, B.C. - A 42-year-old man has died in an avalanche in the backcountry near Pemberton, B.C., as officials warn the risk of slides remains high to extreme across the province and Alberta.A group of...
Rethinking Canada's Climate Policy from the Ground Up
Rethinking Canada's climate policy from the ground up--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...
Saskatchewan Wants to Get out of Direct Involvement with Transportation Hub
Saskatchewan wants private company to run transport hub--REGINA - The Saskatchewan government says it plans to get out of direct involvement with its Crown inland transportation facility known as the GTH.The Global Transportation Hub in Regina was created...
--Second NewsWatch-
---(Cda-China)A group of six M-Ps and senators will stick with their plan to head to China this weekend, and one member of the delegation says they will be raising the issue of the nearly month-long detention of two Canadians.Former diplomat Michael...
--Seventeenth Newswatch-
---(Food-Guide)Some farmers are not to keen on the changes coming to the new Canada Food Guide -- which is expected to focus on plant-based protein sources.Pierre Lampron, president of the Dairy Farmers of Canada, says not only could jobs be in jeopardy,...
--Seventh NewsWatch-
---(StatCan-Jobs)The jobless rate held steady at a 43-year low of 5.6 per cent in December, even though the economy added 93-hundred jobs.That was more than economists had predicted.The report also shows weak wage growth in December of 1.49 per cent,...
--Sixteenth Newswatch-
---(US-Government-Shutdown)The Trump administration says it's exploring ways to prevent a pay raise for senior White House staff and cabinet officials during the government shutdown.The raises are the result of a pay freeze for top federal officials...
--Sixth Newswatch-
---(Cda-China)Global Affairs Canada has given a group of six M-Ps and Senators the go-ahead to leave on a trip to China today.Last month, Tourism Minister Melanie Joly cancelled her trip to China at the last minute following the detention of Canadian...
SportsCall Audio 3:50 AM ET
SportsCall Audio 3:50 AM ET--NAT017 - (SPORTS-BKN-Raptors-Spurs) SAN ANTONIO. x-17s. DeMar DeRozan had his first career triple-double with 21 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists and the San Antonio Spurs welcomed back Kawhi (kah-WY') Leonard with thunderous...
SportsCall Audio 3:50 PM ET
SportsCall Audio 3:50 PM ET--NAT090 - (SPORTS-HKN-Maple-Leafs-Goalies) TORONTO. x-08s. Michael Hutchinson will make his second straight start in goal for the Maple Leafs when they host the Canucks tomorrow night. Toronto Number 1 goalie Frederik Andersen...
Strong Canadian Contingent Available in 2019 MLS SuperDraft in Chicago
Strong Canadian group eligible for MLS draft--TORONTO - University of Maryland goalkeeper Dayne St. Clair and Syracuse forward Tajon Buchanan have signed Generation Adidas contracts, adding to an already strong Canadian contingent eligible for the Jan....
--Tenth NewsWatch-
---(StatCan-Jobs) (Audio: 57)The December unemployment report shows just how hard Alberta has been hit by a drop in oil prices.The province saw a net decrease of 16-thousand, 900 jobs last month from November levels, as an increase in part-time work...
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Jan. 5-7
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Jan. 5-7--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Jan. 5-7 as of 4:30 p.m. ET: x-denotes wire, y-denotes picture, z-denotes graphics coverage. Copy from other events based on merit and availability. All times...
Thieves Nab 1,200 Pounds of Nova Scotia Lobster in Two Holiday Heists
Thieves nab 1,200 pounds of N.S. lobster--MILL VILLAGE, N.S. - Thieves struck twice over the holiday season to nab that most precious of Nova Scotia booty: lobster.Police say they stole a total of 1,200 pounds of lobster from open pens at pounds in Port...
--Third NewsWatch-
---(US-Cda-New-Congress)She received the expected votes, and Nancy Pelosi has begun her second stint as Speaker of the U-S House of Representatives.But her return to power has some Canadians feeling a little nervous.The veteran Democratic brawler has...
--Thirteenth Newswatch-
---(US-Government-Shutdown) (Audio:84)In a long and often rambling news conference, U-S President Donald Trump admitted that he told congressional leaders the partial government shutdown could go on for months or even years.However, he was quick to point...
Today in History - Jan. 13
Today in History - Jan. 13--Today in History for Jan. 13:On this date:In 1691, Englishman George Fox, founder of the Society of Friends, or Quakers, died.In 1695, satirist Jonathan Swift, author of "Gulliver's Travels," was ordained an Anglican priest...
Today in History - Jan. 14
Today in History - Jan. 14--Today in History for Jan. 14:On this date:In 1529, Spanish diplomat and writer Juan de Valdes published his Dialogue on Christian Doctrine. It paved the way for Protestant ideas in Spain.In 1645, the Company of New France...
Today in History - Jan. 15
Today in History - Jan. 15--Today in History for Jan. 15:On this date:In AD 345, Paul of Thebes, traditionally considered the first Christian hermit and an inspiration for Antony of Egypt and later Christian monasticism, died.In 1535, Henry VIII declared...
Today in History - Jan. 16
Today in History - Jan. 16--Today in History for Jan. 16:On this date:In 1543, the British Parliament prohibited any "women or artificer's prentices, journeymen, servingmen of the degree of yeoman, or under, husbandmen or labourers to read the New Testament...
Today in History - Jan. 17
Today in History - Jan. 17--Today in History for Jan. 17:On this date:In AD 356, Antony of Egypt, considered the founder of Christian monasticism, died at age 105.In 1377, despite the protest of powerful French cardinals, Pope Gregory XI returned the...
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