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Articles from January 24, 2019

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10 Passengers Taken to Hospital after Fumes Enter Plane before Takeoff
Fumes force plane's evacuation in Quebec City--QUEBEC - A Florida-bound flight minutes from takeoff had to be evacuated Thursday and 10 passengers were taken to hospital after fumes from de-icing seeped into the cabin.Air Transat Flight 782 destined...
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. Edmonton's...
Asian-Centric Household Goods Brands Set Sights on Expansion across Canada
Asian-centric brands set sights on Canada--TORONTO - When discount store Oomomo flung open the doors to its first Toronto location in early December, customers lined up well in advance to scoop up everything from low-cost origami paper and shrimp-flavoured...
Atlantic Audio 3:25 PM AT
Atlantic Audio 3:25 PM AT--AT01 - (Sexual-Attacker-Parole)HALIFAX. x-15s. Add Nova Scotia's justice minister to the growing list of officials expressing concern over the Parole Board of Canada's decision to release a convicted killer and sexual predator...
Atlantic Update
(Sexual-Abuse-Appeal)An appeal court has ordered a new trial for a father accused of sexually abusing his daughter.In a ruling released yesterday, the Court of Appeal of Nova Scotia set aside nine sexual assault convictions, for reasons including that...
--Atlantic Update-
---(NS-eBay-Canada)The mayor of Halifax says a new e-commerce training course being offered in the city by eBay will help independent retailers stay competitive in a global marketplace.Halifax is the first city in Canada selected by the online shopping...
Baloney Meter: Is NDP Housing Plan 'A Recipe to Bankrupt' Housing Providers?
Is Liberal take on NDP housing plan too much?--OTTAWA - "Their front-end loading plan is a recipe to bankrupt housing providers right across the country." -- Liberal MP Adam VaughanToronto Liberal MP and long-time social housing advocate Adam Vaughan...
Banff's Sunshine Ski Resort Accepts Federal Site Guidelines despite Concerns
Banff's Sunshine ski resort accepts site guidelines--BANFF, Alta. - An internationally known ski resort in Banff National Park has signed a new lease that includes a plan for future growth -- despite having grave concerns with it.In a letter sent this...
--B-C Update-
VANCOUVER - (BC-Skiffington-Bail)A man convicted of killing his wife in Richmond, B-C, is now free on bail while the justice minister reviews his case.A B-C Supreme Court judge released Wade Skiffington yesterday, saying the evidence could clear the...
--B-C Update-
---(BC-Legislature-Suspensions)Premier John Horgan has rejected a call by the Liberals to work together to restore public faith in the legislature following the bombshell spending scandal.Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson has called for all political parties...
Boat Harbour Deadline Won't Move but Open to Legislature debate:Premier
Premier open to debate on Boat Harbour deadline--HALIFAX - Nova Scotia's premier says he has no intention of changing a legislated deadline to close the Northern Pulp mill's wastewater treatment plant in Boat Harbour -- but he is open to debating proposed...
Bombardier Acquires Global 7500 Business Jet Wing Program from Triumph Group
Bombardier acquires Global 7500 wing program--MONTREAL - Bombardier Inc. has signed a deal to acquire the Global 7500 wing manufacturing operations and assets from Triumph Group Inc., reinforcing the Quebec plane-and-train maker's focus on its flagship...
Brooke Lynn Hytes Becomes First Canadian 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Competitor
'RuPaul's Drag Race' selects first Canadian contestant--TORONTO - Drag queen performer Brooke Lynn Hytes is filling some tall shoes as the first Canadian competitor to be featured on "RuPaul's Drag Race."The popular reality TV series revealed the lineup...
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...
Canada Plans to Convene Lima Group Meeting on Venezuela's Future: Sources
Canada plans to host meeting on Venezuela--OTTAWA - Canada plans to soon host a meeting of countries from the Americas determined to steer troubled Venezuela back on a path to democracy.The gathering of the Lima Group of nations is likely to take place...
Canadian Paediatric Society Updates Food Guide for Babies at Risk of Allergies
New guide for babies at risk of allergies--OTTAWA - New guidelines from the Canadian Paediatric Society suggest babies at high risk of developing allergies be offered common allergenic foods at about six months of age.Babies who are ready for food sooner...
Canadians Bianca Andreescu, Eugenie Bouchard Set to Clash at Challenger
Andreescu, Bouchard set to clash at Challenger--NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. - Canada's top two women's tennis players will square off for the first time on Friday at the Oracle Challenger.Eugenie Bouchard of Westmount, Que., will face Bianca Andreescu of Mississauga,...
Canadian Teenager Jordyn Huitema Opts to Forgo College and Turn Pro
Canada's Jordyn Huitema opts to turn pro--Canadian teenager Jordyn Huitema has elected to forgo college to turn pro.The 17-year-old from Chilliwack, B.C., who has already won 16 caps for Canada, said last fall she had narrowed her college choice to Stanford...
Celebrity Birthdays for Jan. 24
Celebrity birthdays for Jan. 24--Celebrity Birthdays for Jan. 24:Fiddler Doug Kershaw is 83.Rock singer Jack Scott is 83.Singer Ray Stevens is 80.Singer Aaron Neville is 78.Singer Neil Diamond is 78.Actor Michael Ontkean ("Twin Peaks") is 73.Country...
Changes to Death Notice System Moves Slowly despite Feds' Bid to Fast-Track Work
New govt death notification system delayed--OTTAWA - A digital overhaul so grieving Canadians can report a loved one's death to all levels of government at the same time is moving at an incremental pace with no end date in sight.Federal, provincial and...
Cheers across the Border: In New Brunswick, the Patriots Are Local
In New Brunswick, the Patriots are local--FREDERICTON - Wayne Long is so big a New England Patriots superfan that he has their logo tattooed on his leg. He spent 13 years on a waiting list for season tickets -- despite living on the other side of an...
Culturally Responsive Teaching in a Globalized World
Culturally responsive teaching in a globalized world--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...
Deputy U.S. Trade Czar Conscripts American Mayors to Lobby for USMCA
U.S. mayors urged to lobby for trade deal--WASHINGTON - One of the hard-bargain drivers from the American side of the NAFTA negotiating table is bringing his powers of persuasion to bear on the next challenge facing the new North American trade pact:...
Doctor's Licence Revoked after Admitting to Sexual Affair with Cancer Patient
Doctor's licence stripped after sex with patient--TORONTO - A Toronto doctor has had her licence revoked after an intimate relationship with her cancer patient that included having sex while he was receiving treatment in hospital.Theepa Sundaralingam,...
Do Truth and Reconciliation Commissions Heal Divided Nations?
Do truth and reconciliation commissions heal divided nations?--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...
EBay Picks Halifax as First Canadian City for Its E-Commerce Training
EBay to offer e-commerce training in Halifax--HALIFAX - Online shopping and auction giant eBay Canada has chosen Halifax as the first Canadian city for its e-commerce training course, saying the Nova Scotia capital was selected on the strength of its...
--Eighteenth NewsWatch-
---(Cda-China) (Audio: P07)Canada's ambassador to China is admitting to an ill-timed -- and politically explosive -- slip of the tongue.John McCallum is apologizing for remarks he says were made in error when he was speaking about the legal proceedings...
--Eighth NewsWatch-
---(Cda-China) (Audio: P01)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is dismissing calls to remove the ambassador to China after John McCallum made candid comments to Chinese journalists about the case of detained Huawei (WAH'-way) executive Meng Wanzhou (MUNG'...
--Eleventh NewsWatch-
---(Que-Flight-Passengers-Ill)Five people were pulled off an Air Transat flight at Quebec City's Jean Lesage airport this morning and taken to hospital after they started vomiting, feeling dizzy and complaining of sore eyes.Flight 7-82 bound for Fort...
--Fifteenth Newswatch-
---(Cda-China)Canada's ambassador to China says he misspoke when he suggested detained Huawei (WAH'-way) executive Meng Wanzhou (MUNG' wan-JOH') had a strong case to avoid extradition to the United States.John McCallum's comments this week fuelled speculation...
--Fifth Newswatch-
---(Venezuela-Protests)French President Emmanuel Macron says May's election of Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro was "illegitimate" and saluted the bravery of Venezuelans who are demanding freedom.In a tweet today, Macron added his own voice to the European...
--First NewsWatch-
---(NB-Trudeau)Prime Minister Trudeau jetted from Saskatchewan to New Brunswick on Wednesday to give a high-profile boost to Fundy Royal M-P Alaina Lockhart at an evening rally.The Liberal eked out a narrow victory in the 2015 election over longtime...
--Fourteenth Newswatch-
---(Cda-Venezuela) (Audio: P06)A meeting of the Lima group -- a multilateral body of 12 countries from the Americas -- is expected to be held in Canada within the next month to address how to help get Venezuela back on a path to democracy.The summit...
--Fourth Newswatch-
---(Venezuela-Protests)The European Union is calling for the launch of a political process in Venezuela that would lead to fresh and credible elections after opposition leader Juan Guaido (GWY'-doh) claimed the presidency amid anti-government protests.E-U...
Great-West Selling U.S. Individual Life Insurance and Annuity Business for $1.6B
Great-West selling U.S. assets for $1.6B--Great-West Lifeco Inc. has signed a deal to sell its U.S. individual life insurance and annuity business to a subsidiary of Protective Life Corp. for $1.6 billion, which is below the unit's value on the Manitoba-based...
Groups Take Legal Action to Force Ottawa to Protect Endangered Alberta Caribou
Groups seek to force Ottawa to protect Alberta caribou--Conservation groups and First Nations have filed legal action in the hope of forcing Environment Canada to protect Alberta caribou herds after federal findings that the province has failed to do...
Here's How to Navigate EI-From Applying to Appealing-Amidst a Stuttering Economy
How to navigate EI, from applying to appealing--Jeremie Dhavernas carries the weary, battle-ready look of someone slugging it out in a perpetual war.In the fight against poverty, the Quebec community worker is enlisted to help people navigate the employment...
Higher Energy Prices Drive TSX Higher While U.S. Markets Are Mixed
TSX closes higher on energy prices--TORONTO - Canada's main stock index resumed its climb higher while trading on U.S. stock markets was mixed Thursday as the Commerce Secretary poured cold water on hopes of a quick trade deal with China.The S&P/TSX...
Housing a Top Issue in Burnaby South as NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh Seeks Seat
Housing a top issue in Burnaby South byelection--BURNABY, B.C. - Even for the federal leader of the New Democratic Party, finding rental housing in Metro Vancouver is no easy feat.Jagmeet Singh began calling landlords last year as he prepared to move...
How to Reduce Your Risks of Dementia
How to reduce your risks of dementia--This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on the original site.___Author:...
Hussen Announces New Pilot to Boost Immigration in Rural and Northern Canada
Feds launch pilot to boost rural immigration--OTTAWA - The federal government is launching a pilot program to boost immigration in rural and northern communities struggling with labour shortages and population decline.More than two-thirds of immigrants...
Indigenous Basket-Weaving Makes an Excellent Digital Math Lesson
Indigenous basket-weaving makes an excellent digital math lesson--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...
Judge Rapped for Ordering Lawyers to Donate Part of Lawsuit Fees to Charity
Judge's order to lawyers to donate fees upended--TORONTO - A judge was out of line when he ordered lawyers to donate some of the legal fees owed them for negotiating a class-action settlement to charity, Ontario's top court ruled on Thursday.In its decision,...
Justine Dufour-Lapointe Encourages Max Parrot to Find His Inner Tiger
Dufour-Lapointe supports Max Parrot--MONT-TREMBLANT, Que. - One year ago, Canadian moguls skier Justine Dufour-Lapointe and her sisters announced that their mom, Johane, had won her battle with cancer and was in remission.On Thursday, the youngest of...
Kingston, Ont., Arrests Related to National Security Investigation: Source
National security arrests made in Kingston, Ont.--KINGSTON, Ont. - The RCMP have made two arrests in Kingston, Ont., in what a government official confirms is a national security investigation.The RCMP tweeted Thursday evening that "all actions are being...
Lions Head Coach Claybrooks Relishes Super Bowl, Grey Cup Experiences
Claybrooks relishes Super Bowl experience--DeVone Claybrooks will forever be linked with fiery head coach Jon Gruden and Pro Football Hall of Fame players Warren Sapp and Derrick Brooks.In 2002, the B.C. Lions head coach was a rookie defensive lineman...
Loophole in Proposed Passenger Rights Bill Could Put Air Travellers at Risk, Say Critics
Loophole could put air passengers at risk: critics--A loophole in proposed air passenger rights regulations could allow airlines to get off the hook for compensation and put air travellers at risk, says a passenger rights company.In an open letter to...
Man Fit to Stand Trial in Girl's Death at B.C. High School: Judge
Man fit to stand trial in girl's death: B.C. judge--VANCOUVER - A man accused of killing a 13-year-old girl in a British Columbia high school has been declared mentally fit to stand trial after a change in medication his lawyer described as a "miracle."Gabriel...
Manitoba Government Holding the Line on School Funding This Year
Manitoba schools get small increase--WINNIPEG - The Manitoba government signalled more spending restraint Thursday by boosting funding to public elementary and high schools by just half a percentage point and capping school property tax increases at...
McCallum Says He 'Misspoke' on Huawei Executive's Extradition Case
McCallum says he 'misspoke' on Meng case--OTTAWA - Canada's ambassador to China admitted to an ill-timed and politically explosive slip of the tongue when he suggested detained Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou had a strong case to avoid extradition to the...
Montreal Native Jim McKean, a Longtime Umpire and Grey Cup Champion, Dies at 73
Longtime umpire Jim McKean dies at 73--A well-rounded athlete who had a CFL stint cut short due to injury, Jim McKean's professional plans were unclear when he decided to take in a Montreal Expos game in the team's early days at Jarry Park.He would leave...
Most Actively Traded Companies on the TSX
Most actively traded companies on the TSX--Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,280.78, up 72.45 points).Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Up 58 cents, or 7.02 per cent,...
National Audio 10:45 AM ET
National Audio 10:45 AM ET--NAT080 - (REL-Pope-Panama) PANAMA CITY. x-21s. Pope Francis has arrived in Panama amid a political crisis in nearby Venezuela. Associated Press correspondent Nicole Winfield reports Francis is in for a day of major speeches....
National Audio 1:55 PM ET
National Audio 1:55 PM ET--NAT100 - (US-Trump-Out of Touch) UNDATED. x-10s. U-S Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross is questioning why furloughed federal workers were using food banks instead of taking out loans to get through the month-long partial U-S government...
National Audio 2:35 PM ET
National Audio 2:35 PM ET--NAT111 - (Que-Flight-Passengers-Ill) QUEBEC. x-17s. Several passengers aboard an Air Transat flight bound for Florida became ill this morning at Quebec City's Jean Lesage International Airport. Five of the 12 people who complained...
National Audio 2:45 AM ET
National Audio 2:45 AM ET--NAT001 - (Hate-Trial) TORONTO. x-31s. (Colin Perkel) Two men responsible for a free newspaper in the Toronto area find out today if they're guilty of peddling hate. (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)--NAT002 - (Burnaby-Byelection-Housing)...
National Audio 2:55 AM ET
National Audio 2:55 AM ET--NAT004 - (Burnaby-Byelection-Housing) BURNABY, B.C. x-17s. The affordable housing crisis in Metro Vancouver is shaping up to be a key issue in a federal byelection where New Democratic Party Leader Jagmeet (JUG'-meet) Singh...
National Audio 3:05 AM ET
National Audio 3:05 AM ET--NAT008 - (US-Supreme-Court-Transgender-Military-Lawsuit) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-32s. (Chuck Sivertsen) A sharply divided U-S Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to go ahead with its plan to restrict...
National Audio 5:05 AM ET
National Audio 5:05 AM ET--NAT030 - (US-Trump-State-of-the-Union) (EXTENDED REPORT) WASHINGTON. x-42s. (Jackie Quinn) After a standoff with U-S House Democrats over the partial government shutdown, U-S President Donald Trump is postponing his State of...
National Audio 5:45 AM ET
National Audio 5:45 AM ET--NAT045 - (US-Government-Shutdown) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) WASHINGTON. x-17s. To help relieve the cost of working without pay, the U-S federal government is urging agencies to let some employees work from home. A-B-C's Andy Field...
National Audio 6:55 AM ET
National Audio 6:55 AM ET--NAT057 - (EU-Brexit) LONDON. x-13s. The chief executive of Airbus says it could move its British operations out of the country in the event there is a departure from the European Union without a deal. Tom Enders says says Britain...
National Audio 9:55 PM ET
National Audio 9:55 PM ET--NAT141 - (NB-Trudeau) MIRAMICHI, N.B. x-09s. Justin Trudeau is warning voters to be wary of fear-mongering about immigration, suggesting it will be a hot-button issue during this fall's federal election campaign. The prime...
Navy 'Comfortable' with One Temporary Support Ship: Commander
Navy 'comfortable' with one interim supply ship--OTTAWA - Canada's top sailor says he is currently "comfortable" with having only one temporary support ship in the water, as the Trudeau government faces pressure from Quebec and opposition parties to...
--Nineteenth NewsWatch-
---(Ont-Kingston-Arrests)It's being called a national security investigation that's ongoing.The R-C-M-P has arrested two people in a series of raids on residences in Kingston, Ontario.The Mounties say more information will come at a media briefing Friday.A...
--Ninth NewsWatch-
---(Cda-China) (Audio: P02)Candid comments by Canada's ambassador to China are not costing John McCallum his job.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is dismissing calls from Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer to remove McCallum for remarks he says politicized...
'Not Cutting Corners:' Resources Minister Says No Rushing Trans Mountain Review
No cutting corners on Trans Mountain review: Sohi--CALGARY - Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi says the federal government won't cut corners to speed up a full review of the proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.The government bought the...
Notley Attacks Kenney Budget Plan, Says Even a Spending Freeze Is a Harmful Cut
Premier Notley attacks Kenney's spending plan--EDMONTON - Premier Rachel Notley is taking aim at Opposition Leader Jason Kenney's promise to rein in spending if he wins government, saying even a spending freeze would have profound and harmful consequences."Holding...
Nova Scotia Justice Minister Concerned over Sex Predator's Release to U.S
N.S. concerned over release of sex predator--HALIFAX - Nova Scotia's justice minister is expressing concern over a Parole Board of Canada decision to release a notorious convicted killer and sexual predator back to the United States.Mark Furey said Thursday...
Nova Scotia Premier Seeks to 'Support' First Nation after String of Suicides
N.S. seeks to 'support' First Nation after suicides--HALIFAX - Premier Stephen McNeil says Nova Scotia is looking to find ways to support the province's largest Mi'kmaq community after a string of suicides.McNeil, who is also the province's Aboriginal...
N.S. Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting 13 Youths during Time as Teacher, Coach
Former teacher accused of sex assaults of 13 youths--HALIFAX - A Halifax man has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting 13 youths when he was a teacher and hockey coach decades ago.Police say Michael Patrick McNutt, 66, was arrested Wednesday...
OHL Roundup: Jack Studnicka, Jason Robertson Lead IceDogs to Fourth Straight Win
OHL Roundup: IceDogs double up Otters--ST. CATHARINES, Ont. - Jack Studnicka scored once and set up two more and Jason Robertson tacked on four assists as the Niagara IceDogs doubled up the Erie Otters 6-3 on Thursday in Ontario Hockey League action.Matt...
Ontario Cannabis Store Seeking Courier for Same-Day Pot Delivery Services
Ontario seeks courier for same-day pot delivery--TORONTO - The Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation is seeking a courier to make same-day pot deliveries, starting with the Greater Toronto Area.The provincial corporation tasked with the online sales and...
Ontario Teachers Worry about Consultations on Class Size Caps
Teachers worry about class size caps--TORONTO - Ontario teacher and education worker groups raised concerns Thursday that the government's consideration of removing kindergarten and primary class size caps sets the stage for vast cuts.The Progressive...
--Ontario Update-
---(Ont-Hate-Trial)Two men responsible for a controversial free newspaper in the Toronto area will find out today if they're guilty of peddling hate.James Sears and LeRoy St. Germaine pleaded not guilty to promoting hatred against women and Jews.The...
--Ontario Update-
---(Ont-Hate-Trial)A Toronto judge has found two men responsible for a free newspaper guilty of promoting hate.The prosecution argued the paper, Your Ward News, was filled with -- quote -- "vile and degrading" articles and imagery about the groups.The...
Ottawa 67's Forward Tye Felhaber Scoring Goals at a Pace Not Seen in Years
Tye Felhaber scoring at a pace not seen in ages--TORONTO - Ottawa 67's forward Tye Felhaber is producing goals at a rate not seen in the Ontario Hockey League in well over a decade.The 20-year-old started the season strong and has yet to cool off, scoring...
Ottawa Spending $35.6 Million on East Coast Power Grid Technology
Ottawa funds East Coast power grid upgrade--AMHERST, N.S. - A new $92.7-million project aims to improve the sustainability and efficiency of grid technology on the East Coast.The project -- dubbed Smart Grid Atlantic -- is a partnership between Siemens...
Ottawa Strikes $40M Research Deal on 5G Technology with Huawei Rival Nokia
Ottawa, Nokia strike $40M research deal on 5G--OTTAWA - The federal government will announce up to $40 million for Finnish telecom giant Nokia on Thursday to conduct research on 5G wireless technology in Canada.The funding comes as Ottawa is in the middle...
Photo Advisory Addition
Photo advisory addition--The Canadian Press photo advisory addition for Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. Entries with an estimated photo transmission time (EST) are staffed by The Canadian Press or Associated Press photojournalists. ADDITION: OTTAWA--Winter...
Pilot Who Died in Alberta Ultralight Crash Had Just Bought the Plane: TSB
Pilot who died in crash had just purchased ultralight--GRANDE PRAIRIE, Alta. - A pilot who died last summer in the fiery crash of an ultralight plane near Grande Prairie, Alta., had just taken off in the newly purchased aircraft before it hit the ground...
Police Say Viral Video Highlights Need to Clear Snow from Vehicles
Police say viral video highlights need to clear snow from vehicles--TORONTO - Police and the Canadian Automobile Association are urging people to clear snow from their vehicles after a recent video showed a driver trying to complete the task while travelling...
Prairie Audio 6:00 PM MT
Prairie Audio 6:00 PM MT----PR09 - (Banff-Sunshine-Resort)BANFF, Alberta. x-19s. An internationally known ski resort in Banff National Park has signed a new lease that includes a plan for future growth -- despite having grave concerns with it. In a letter...
--Prairie Update-
---(Manitoba-Education)Manitoba is embarking on its biggest review of the public-education system in half a century.The province says a nine-member commission will produce a report by February 2020.The commission's mandate will be to propose a renewed...
--Prairie Update-
---(WestJet-Drunk-Passenger)A British man who forced a WestJet flight to return to Calgary after he became belligerent with the crew and other passengers has apologized for what he says was his disgusting behaviour.The apology was presented in court...
Prep-Agriculture-Report
---(Wheat)The global wheat market is improving as the Russian export program slows down.Marlene Boersch, managing partner with Mercantile Consulting Venture, believes old crop wheat prices could climb 25 to 35 cents a bushel as more international business...
Prep-Business Report
---(Markets)Canada's main stock index increased on the back of higher crude oil prices while trading on U-S stock markets was mixed.The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 72.45 points at 15,280.78.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was...
Prep-Entertainment-Report for Thursday, Jan. 24
Prep-Entertainment-Report for Jan. 24-----HARVEY WEINSTEIN - NEW LEGAL TEAMNEW YORK (AP) -- Harvey Weinstein has a new legal team. The disgraced Hollywood producer has four new attorneys on his defence squad as he prepares for his upcoming rape and sexual...
Prep-LifeWatch
---(Infant-Allergy)A recent shift in global thinking on when to introduce potential allergens to infants has prompted the Canadian Paediatric Society to issue new guidelines.The society is recommending babies at high risk of developing allergies be offered...
Prep-Music-Report for Thursday, Jan, 24
Prep-Music-Report for Jan. 24-----MEEK MILL- JAY Z - THE REFORM ALLIANCENEW YORK (AP) -- Meek Mill says he never asked to be the face of criminal justice reform, but he recognizes that he can be a voice for those who don't have one. Mill has joined forces...
Reported Mobster and Real Estate Developer Shot Dead in Montreal
Reported mobster killed in Montreal--MONTREAL - A real estate developer known for his ties to the Montreal Mafia was shot dead Thursday morning.Tony Magi, who survived a brazen rush-hour murder attempt in 2008, was the victim of Montreal's first homicide,...
Report Eyes Stall in Fatal Saskatchewan Air Crash, but Reason for It Elusive
Report eyes stall in fatal plane crash--OTTAWA - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada says investigators have not been able to determine why a crop-dusting plane stalled just before a fiery crash in Saskatchewan last summer that killed the pilot.The...
Return of Marielle Thompson Deepens Canadian Women's Ski Cross Team
Thompson's return deepens Canadian ski cross--A season away from World Cup ski cross didn't slow down Marielle Thompson.The 2014 Olympic women's champion is back in the familiar position of contending for the season's overall crown.Thompson ranks second...
Rogers Hikes Dividend but CEO Says Priority Remains Spending on Company's Future
Rogers hikes capital budget, dividend--TORONTO - Rogers Communications Inc. raised its dividend for the first time since 2015 on Thursday as it reported a better-than-expected fourth-quarter profit, but CEO Joe Natale told analysts that it may be awhile...
Saskatchewan Man Guilty of All Charges in 2016 Crash That Killed Three People
Man guilty in 2016 Saskatchewan crash that killed three--SASKATOON - A jury has convicted a Saskatchewan man of all charges in a highway crash that killed his girlfriend and two sons.Robert Major was found guilty of multiple counts of dangerous driving...
--Second NewsWatch-
---(NB-Trudeau)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is spending a second day in New Brunswick, where he arrived last night and delivered a brief campaign-style speech to boost a local Liberal M-P who expects a battle to keep her riding in this fall's election.The...
--Seventeenth Newswatch-
---(Cda-China) (Audio: P08)Canada's Ambassador to China says he regrets comments he made this week about a Chinese executive detained in Canada at the request of the United States.John McCallum says he has no role in assessing any arguments or making...
--Seventh NewsWatch-
---(Venezuela-Political-Crisis)The non-profit Venezuelan Observatory of Social Conflict says at least 12 people have been shot and killed as anti-government unrest continues in Venezuela.Protesters calling for the ouster of socialist President Nicolas...
--Sixteenth Newswatch-
---(Cda-China) (Audio: P07)Canada's ambassador to China says he regrets the comments he made about a detained Huawei (WAH'-way) executive earlier this week.John McCallum says they do not accurately represent his position on the issue.In a statement,...
--Sixth Newswatch-
---(Venezuela-Political-Crisis) (Audio: 51)U-N Secretary-General Antonio Gutuerres (goo-TEHR'-esh) is calling for dialogue to avoid violence in Venezuela after Canada, the U-S and other countries recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido (GWY'-doh) as...
Spending Abuse Claims Expose Failure by Past Liberal Government: B.C. Premier
B.C. premier squeezes Liberals in spending scandal--VICTORIA - Premier John Horgan says a call to clean up the British Columbia legislature should not absolve the Opposition Liberals from explaining allegations of spending abuses by two top officials...
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