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Alberta Grizzly Bears Will Feel the Effects of Climate Change
Alberta grizzly bears will feel the effects of climate change--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...
A Look at Alberta's Elections since the Province Was Created in 1905
A look at Alberta's general elections since 1905--EDMONTON - A chronology of Alberta elections:Nov. 9, 1905: Lawyer Alexander Rutherford, son of an immigrant farmer from Scotland, leads the Liberals to a lopsided victory over R.B. Bennett's Conservatives,...
Appeal Court Wonders about Future Danger Posed by Halifax Mall Plotter
Court wonders about future dangers of mall plotter--HALIFAX - Nova Scotia's top court focused on the potential future danger posed by an American woman who plotted a Valentine's Day shooting spree at a Halifax mall as she appealed her life sentence Tuesday.Three...
Atlantic Update
(NS-Electoral-Boundaries)A commission is recommending Nova Scotia restore four protected districts aimed at improving representation for black and Acadian voters.The districts include the largely Acadian ridings of Clare, Argyle, and Richmond, and the...
Atlantic Update
(NL-Budget)It's budget day in Newfoundland and Labrador.The document is sure to include a number of pre-election goodies -- as an election call is expected soon.It will be the fourth budget for Premier Dwight Ball's Liberal government.The fiscal plan...
--B-C Update-
------(BC-Oak-Bay-Deaths)The Crown in the trial of a father accused of killing his daughters in his Oak Bay apartment on Christmas Day 2017 says he stabbed the girls before trying to kill himself.In her opening statement to the jury, Clare Jennings told...
Broncos Families Support Hockey Assistance Program after Criticism
Broncos families support criticized hockey program--Several families affected by the deadly Humboldt Broncos bus crash are throwing their support behind a Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League assistance program that's facing criticism. Darrin Duell, a former...
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...
By Not Investigating the U.S. for War Crimes, the International Criminal Court Shows Colonialism Still Thrives in International
By not investigating the U.S. for war crimes, the International Criminal Court shows colonialism still thrives in international--This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary...
Canada Post Forecasts Continuing Sector Losses despite Booming Parcel Deliveries
Canada Post forecasts continuing losses--OTTAWA - Parcel delivery is booming, but Canada Post says it will struggle to meet its government-mandated goal of self-sustainability in coming years due to an ongoing decline in letter mail, higher employee...
Canada's Emissions Target Gets Further Away as 2017 Report Shows Increase
Canadian emissions climb in 2017: report--OTTAWA - The return of oil and gas production following the devastating Fort McMurray wildfire and a colder than usual winter pushed Canada's national greenhouse gas emissions up in 2017 for the first time in...
Canadian Civil Liberties Association Files Lawsuit over Quayside Project
Civil liberties group files suit over Quayside project--TORONTO - The Canadian Civil Liberties Association launched a lawsuit Tuesday against all three levels of government involved in a bid to bring a high-tech neighbourhood to Toronto's downtown core.Federal,...
Canadian Researchers Hope New Drugs Possible for Hardest-to-Treat Brain Cancer
Canadian research could lead to brain-cancer drugs--VANCOUVER - Canadian researchers have identified genes in brain cancer stem cells that fuel the growth and survival of glioblastoma in hopes their data will be mined to develop treatments targeting...
Canopy Growth CEO Expects to Hit $1B in Revenue for Fiscal Year 2020
Canopy Growth CEO expects 2020 revenue of $1B--TORONTO - Canopy Growth Corp.'s co-chief executive Bruce Linton is expecting a "growth quarter" ahead and foresees the cannabis company will generate $1 billion in revenue during its next financial year.The...
Celebrity Birthdays for April 16
Celebrity birthdays for April 16--Celebrity Birthdays for April 16:Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI is 92.Actor Peter Mark Richman ("Dynasty") is 92.Singer Bobby Vinton is 84.Denmark's Queen Margrethe II is 79.Blues singer and guitarist Stefan Grossman is...
Children Educate Teachers with Their Testimonies from War Zones
Children educate teachers with their testimonies from war zones--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...
Court Orders Lobbying Czar to Take New Look at Aga Khan's Vacation Gift to PM
Court orders fresh look at Aga Khan case--OTTAWA - The Federal Court has ordered the lobbying commissioner to take another look at whether the Aga Khan broke the rules by giving Prime Minister Justin Trudeau a vacation in the Bahamas.In September 2017,...
--Eighteenth NewsWatch-
---(Penticton-Shooting) (Audio: 124)Police are still looking for a motive behind the killings of two men and two women in their 60s and 70s in Penticton, B-C.Sixty-eight-year-old John Brittain has been charged with three counts of first-degree murder...
--Eighth NewsWatch-
---(EU-France-Notre-Dame-Fire) (Audio: 85)The director of UNESCO says the next 24 to 48 hours are critical to protect Notre Dame Cathedral's remaining structure following yesterday's devastating fire.Audrey Azoulay says the stone and wood structure needs...
--Eleventh NewsWatch-
---(EU-France-Notre-Dame-Fire) (Audio: 97)Video shot inside Notre Dame cathedral after yesterday's fire in Paris shows many tiles and columns have been spared by the disaster.Images broadcast on French news channel B-F-M T-V also show several pieces...
Entertainment News as of 3 P.M. Tuesday, April 16
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--Fifteenth NewsWatch-
---(Penticton-Shooting) (Audio: 123)The mayor of Penticton, B-C, says he didn't know the man accused of killing four people well, but he describes him as being "a gentle man" who worked in the city's engineering department.Sixty-eight-year-old John Brittain...
--Fifth Newswatch-
---(France-Notre-Dame-Fire)The Paris prosecutor says there's no evidence of arson in yesterday's fire at the city's famed Notre Dame Cathedral and they are working on the assumption that the blaze was an accident.Speaking today after the fire was extinguished,...
--First NewsWatch-
---(France-Notre-Dame-Fire)(Audio:09)As world leaders mourn the devastating fire damage at Paris's famed Notre Dame Cathedral, at least one member of industry is stepping up.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted it was "absolutely heartbreaking" to see...
Fisheries Department Announces Conservation Measures to Protect Chinook in B.C
Measures announced to conserve chinook in B.C.--VANCOUVER - The federal government has announced commercial and recreational fishing restrictions in British Columbia as a way to conserve chinook salmon returning to the Fraser River this season.The Fisheries...
Ford Government Won't Work with Federal Liberals on Building Projects: Trudeau
Ford won't co-operate with feds, Trudeau says--KITCHENER, Ont. - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau accused Ontario's Progressive Conservative government of dragging its feet on vital infrastructure spending and says the indecision endangers work for the...
Fought to Unite Alberta Conservatives: Jason Kenney Voted Alberta's New Premier
Former MP Kenney Alberta's new premier--Jason Kenney's fight is over. Let the fight begin.The 50-year-old United Conservative Party leader, known for saying he can't help but march to the sound of rhetorical gunfire, soundly defeated Rachel Notley's...
--Fourteenth NewsWatch-
---(Penticton-Shooting) (Audio: 120)The 68-year-old former city employee charged in four fatal shootings in Penticton is being described as a "gentle man" by the city's mayor.The B-C prosecution service says John Brittain is charged with three counts...
--Fourth Newswatch-
---(France-Notre-Dame-Fire)(Audio:66)Art experts are expressing grief at the ravaging fire that burned down the spire and scorched much of the roof of Paris's famed Notre Dame Cathedral.They note the Gothic masterpiece which has survived wars and revolutions...
High-End Hostels Offer 'Flashpackers' Affordable Luxuries, Social Connection
High-end hostels cater to 'flashpackers'--Back in the day, the best backpackers could expect from a hostel was a rock-hard bunk bed, a grimy shared bathroom, and with luck, checking out with all their belongings in tact.But now, a burgeoning cohort of...
How Birders Helped Pinpoint Hotspots for Migratory Bird Conservation
How birders helped pinpoint hotspots for migratory bird conservation--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...
'I Love You Because I Know You:' Century-Old Love Letters Found in Winnipeg
Century-old letters found in Winnipeg building--WINNIPEG - Century-old love letters are being returned to a family after they were uncovered by a construction crew working on a historic building in Manitoba.The slightly yellowed letters were found in...
In the News Today, April 16
In the news today, April 16--Five stories in the news for Tuesday, April 16------DESTRUCTION AT NOTRE DAME TOUCHES CANADIANSThe Archbishop of Toronto said the fire that heavily damaged Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris is a tragic event that has touched...
Inuit Heritage Trust and Parks Canada Ink Deal on Fate of Franklin Artifacts
Inuit, feds ink deal on Franklin artifacts--OTTAWA - Parks Canada and the Inuit Heritage Trust have come to an agreement on how the artifacts from the ill-fated Franklin expedition will be preserved and studied.All artifacts from the wrecks of HMS Erebus...
Judge Reserves Decision in British Columbia Child Bride Case
Judge reserves decision in child bride case--CRANBROOK, B.C. - A four-day gap in the whereabouts of a 15-year-old girl is enough to dispute whether she was removed from Canada in 2004 to marry a member of a fundamentalist sect in the United States, a...
Man Faces Murder Charges in Slayings of Two Men, Two Women in Penticton, B.C
Charges laid in four Penticton B.C., murders--PENTICTON, B.C. - A former city employee described as a hard-working, civic-minded gentleman has been charged with four counts of murder after a series of daytime shootings that terrorized people in Penticton,...
Manitoba's Governing PCs Have More Than $1 Million Cash in Bank, NDP Much Less
Manitoba Tories raise more cash than NDP--WINNIPEG - With a possible early election looming, Manitoba's governing Progressive Conservatives have a lot more money in their war chest than their main opponents.Documents filed this week with Elections Manitoba...
Mark Norman's Lawyers Target Government over Solicitor-Client Privilege Claims
Mark Norman case erupts with privilege fight--OTTAWA - Vice-Admiral Mark Norman's legal team accused the federal government on Tuesday of hiding behind solicitor-client privilege to prevent the release of documents they believe will prove the case against...
Mortgage Stress Test Accounts for Up to $15B Drop in New Mortgages in 2018: CIBC
Mortgage test should be revisited: CIBC--Ottawa's new mortgage stress tests accounted for at least half of the decline in new mortgages started last year, according to a new report by CIBC that calls for the measure to be revisited amid a falling housing...
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 (16,502.20, down 13.26 points).Prometic Life Sciences. Inc. (TSX:PLI). Health care. Down half a cent, or...
National Audio 2:55 AM ET
National Audio 2:55 AM ET--NAT004 - (Cannabis-Impairment-Tests) VANCOUVER. x-21s. The legal director for Mothers Against Drunk Driving says six months into cannabis legalization in Canada, the organization had hoped there would be more roadside testing...
National Audio 3:05 AM ET
National Audio 3:05 AM ET--NAT007 - (EU-France-Notre-Dame-Fire) (EXTENDED) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) PARIS. x-27s. Officials in Paris say the main structure of the Notre Dame (NOH'-truh DAHM) cathedral appears to have been saved after Monday's massive fire....
National Audio 3:05 PM ET
National Audio 3:05 PM ET--NAT108 - (Alta-Elxn) (FOR PRODUCTION) EDMONTON. x-06s. Voters are heading to the polls in the Alberta election today and advance turnouts suggest it could be busy at the ballot boxes. Almost 700-thousand people voted early...
National Audio 4:05 PM ET
National Audio 4:05 PM ET--NAT121 - (US-MED-Measles-Cases) ATLANTA. x-13s. U-S measles cases have surged again, and are on pace to set a record for most illnesses in 25 years. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that all children...
National Audio 4:15 AM ET
National Audio 4:15 AM ET--NAT026 - (ENT-TV-Obit-Georgia-Engel) (FOR PRODUCTION) UNDATED. x-41s. The actress who had several big roles in sitcoms as a small-voiced character has died. A friend says Georgia Engel died this past Friday in Princeton, New...
National Audio 4:45 AM ET
National Audio 4:45 AM ET--NAT032 - (US-Interior-Secretary-Investigation) WASHINGTON. x-35s. (Mike Gracia) The U-S Interior Department's watchdog is probing the agency's newly confirmed chief. (SOURCE:The Associated Press) --NAT033 - (US-Interior-Secretary-Investigation)...
National Audio 5:35 AM ET
National Audio 5:35 AM ET--NAT047 - (EU-France-Notre-Dame-Fire) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) PARIS. x-24s. (Tom Rivers) It's the day after the devastating night before in Paris, where the famous Notre Dame cathedral went up in flames. (SOURCE:ABC) --NAT048 -...
National Audio 7:25 AM ET
National Audio 7:25 AM ET--NAT069 - (US-Columbine-20-Years-Later) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-06s. Twenty years after two teenaged gunmen attacked Columbine High School, alumni of the Littleton, Colorado, school have become parents. The emotional...
New Commemorative Loonie Recognizing Gay 'Equality' Sparks Concern
Loonie marking gay 'equality' sparks concern--OTTAWA - A new commemorative loonie is sparking concern among academics and advocates who fear it could perpetuate myths about Canada's treatment of lesbian, gay, transgender, queer and two spirited persons.The...
--Nineteenth NewsWatch-
---(Alta-Elxn) (Audio:145) (WATCH FOR DATING)The polls have now closed in Alberta as N-D-P leader Rachel Notley attempts to stay in power against the United Conservative Party.In 2015, Notley and her orange wave ended a 40-year Tory dynasty.However,...
--Ninth NewsWatch-
---(EU-France-Notre-Dame-Fire) (Audio: 87)France's culture minister says the crown of thorns Catholic relic, the tunic of Saint Louis and other priceless works were saved from the fire that destroyed the roof and spire of Notre Dame cathedral.Franck...
N.L. Liberals Deliver Optimistic Budget with Provincial Election Looming
N.L. delivers optimistic, pre-election budget--ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Newfoundland and Labrador tabled an optimistic election-year budget Tuesday, taking stock of economic improvements since the provincial Liberals took office and resisting any tax hikes.The...
Notre Dame Fire Highlights Importance of Detailed Documentation for Rebuilding
Notre Dame fire highlights importance of records--MONTREAL - The fire that swept through Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on Monday should serve as a reminder that having proper plans and documentation of valued Canadian buildings is crucial, heritage advocates...
Nova Scotia Seeking Firms to Explore Possibility of Digging out Remaining Coal
N.S. seeks firms to explore coal mine options--HALIFAX - Nova Scotia's Liberal government wants to retrieve coal from old mines, even as its federal counterpart aims for the phasing out of coal-fired electricity.A provincial request for proposals is...
Officer Tells of Finding Body at Trial for B.C. Dad Accused of Killing Daughters
Officer tells of finding girl's body at B.C. trial--VANCOUVER - A police officer choked up Tuesday as he recalled finding the body of a little girl, her blonde hair matted with blood, inside a "chaotic" Vancouver Island apartment on Christmas Day in...
Ontario Called 'Alarmist' about Federal Powers If Carbon Pricing Law Stands
Ontario called 'alarmist' over federal powers--TORONTO - Ontario is being alarmist in fighting Ottawa's carbon pricing law by suggesting the federal government is grabbing new powers that would allow it to regulate when people drive or where they live,...
Ontario Looks at Merging Ambulance Services; Ford Says Service Will Not Go Down
Ontario looking at merging ambulance services--TORONTO - Ontario is looking at merging ambulance services, but the premier is guaranteeing that the move will not result in fewer paramedics.In its budget delivered last week, the Progressive Conservative...
--Ontario Update --
---(Ont-Trudeau-Ford)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the Ontario government is delaying key infrastructure projects because it doesn't want to work with him.Trudeau says Premier Doug Ford's government has yet to say on which projects, including transit,...
Ontario-Update
---(Ont-Legal-Aid)Ontario legal aid will stop accepting most new immigration and refugee cases starting today.C-E-O David Field says the change is coming about thanks to a 30 per cent cut to Legal Aid's funding announced in last week's provincial budget.The...
Ontario-Update
---(Ont-Ford-Kenney)Premier Doug Ford says he's looking forward to having another ally in the fight against the federal carbon tax following today's Alberta election.Ford says he hopes United Conservative leader Jason Kenney is elected premier.He says...
--Prairie Update-
(Alta-Elxn)Voters are heading to the polls in the Alberta election today.The four-week campaign focused on personal attacks and on Alberta's fragile economy, which has been struggling for several years with sluggish oil prices and unemployment levels...
--Prairie Update-
---(Alta-Elxn)Alberta N-D-P leader Rachel Notley made a pitch for people to get out and vote as she cast her ballot in today's provincial election.Notley showed up to vote with her family in Edmonton -- including her 20-year-old son and 18-year-old daughter...
Premier Doug Ford Tells Teachers Not to Strike as Contract Talks Near
Doug Ford warns teachers not to strike--MARKHAM, Ont. - Premier Doug Ford warned teachers Tuesday not to "pull this strike nonsense," with a likely challenging round of bargaining set to start as soon as this month.Teachers' unions have already expressed...
Prep-Agriculture-Report
(Mirabel-Airport-Land)The Canadian government says it is planning to sell back the last remaining unused land it expropriated in 1969 for construction of the Mirabel airport.About 38-thousand-800 hectares of farmland were expropriated by Ottawa in the...
Prep-Business Report
---(Markets)Canada's main stock index moved negative near the end of trading as the price of gold sank to a 2019 low.The S&P/TSX composite index closed down 13.26 points to 16,502.20.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 67.89 points...
PREP-Lifewatch
---<(Sexting-Child Porn)Sexting between teenagers is considered child pornography and punishable by up to 20 years in prison and a lifetime sex offender status in 23 U-S states.Sexting is defined as sending or receiving explicit messages or photos...
Prep-Music-Report
Prep-Music-Report-----ARETHA FRANKLIN - PULITZER CITATIONNEW YORK (AP) _ Aretha Franklin's family says she would be so happy to learn that her body of work has been honoured by the Pulitzer Prize board. It gave a special citation yesterday to Franklin...
Quebec's Beauce Region Hardest Hit by Springtime Flooding, Province on Alert
Quebec hit with springtime flooding--BEAUCEVILLE, Que. - Quebec's Beauce region has so far been the hardest hit by spring flooding affecting many parts of the province, Public Security Minister Genevieve Guilbault said Tuesday.Warm weather and up to...
Recipient in Rare Paired Living Liver Donation Thanks "Angel" Donor
Recipient in rare paired living liver donation thanks "angel" donor--TORONTO - One of the recipients of what's believed to be North America's first paired living liver donation is calling the stranger who saved his life "an angel."Fifty-four-year-old...
Regina Police Officer Charged with Assault against Two People in Detention Area
Regina police officer charged with assault--REGINA - A veteran Regina Police Service officer is facing new assault charges.Cpl. Colin Magee, 46, is charged with two counts of assault. The allegations involve a man and a youth last September in the service's...
--Second NewsWatch-
---(France-Notre-Dame-Fire)(Audio:29)A spokesman for Paris firefighters says "the entire fire is out'' now at France's famed Notre Dame cathedral.The 850-year old church in the heart of Paris caught fire yesterday, for reasons still unknown.Fire spokesman...
--Seventeenth NewsWatch-
---(Penticton-Shooting) (Audio: 120)Police say an accused gunman and the four people who were killed in Penticton, B-C, knew one another.But they still don't have a motive.They have charged 68-year-old John Brittain with three counts of first-degree...
--Seventh NewsWatch-
---(EU-France-Notre Dame Fire) (Audio: 67)The Vatican's culture minister says Notre Dame cathedral is a living creature that has been reborn before, and will continue to be the "beating heart" of France.Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi suggests the Vatican...
--Sixteenth Newswatch-
---(Penticton-Shooting) (Audio: 124)The names of the victims are not yet released, and police won't say what their relationship was with their alleged killer.But they have charged 68-year-old John Brittain with first-degree and second degree murder in...
--Sixth Newswatch-
---(EU-France-Notre-Dame-Fire) (Audio: 68)Queen Elizabeth is among the world leaders expressing her sadness and sympathy to France following yesterday's devastating fire at Notre Dame cathedral in Paris.In a letter to French President Emmanuel Macron,...
Spanish Soccer's la Liga to Set Up Youth Academy in Toronto Region
La Liga to set up Canada soccer academy--TORONTO - Looking to further its brand overseas, La Liga has chosen Toronto as site of the Spanish league's first soccer academy in North America.The academy, which will be open to boys and girls from four to...
Spike in Afghanistan-Related Suicides May Be Receding: Military
Afghan-related suicides may be receding: DND--OTTAWA - A spike in military suicides during and after Canada's decade-long war in Afghanistan may be subsiding, according to a new report, but some service members remain at increased risk of taking their...
SportsCall Audio 3:10 AM ET
SportsCall Audio 3:10 AM ET--NAT023 - (SPORTS-BKN-Nets-76ers) PHILADELPHIA. x-17s. The Philadelphia 76ers evened their Eastern Conference playoff series at one game apiece with a 145-123 win over Brooklyn. Nets guard D'Angelo Russell says the 76ers put...
SportsCall Audio 6:40 AM ET
SportsCall Audio 6:40 AM ET--NAT065 - (SPORTS-BBA-Indians-Mariners) SEATTLE. x-14s. Cleveland held on late for a 6-4 win over Seattle. Mariners first baseman Edwin Encarnacion (en-car-nass-ee-OHN') says he's not concerned about their four-game losing...
Tax and Licensing Issues Standing in the Way of Indigenous Cannabis Entrepreneurs
Indigenous cannabis entrepreneurs face obstacles--AKWESASNE, Ont. - Lewis Mitchell, a former police chief on the Mohawk territory of Akwesasne, chuckled when asked if he thought he would have trouble finding customers when his first batch of cannabis...
Teen Tennis Star Felix Auger-Aliassime Has Special Energy, Intensity: Coaches
Passion key for tennis star Felix Auger-Aliassime--Minutes after speaking with reporters about a tough semifinal loss at the Miami Open last month, Felix Auger-Aliassime returned to the court to work on his game.The decision didn't surprise those who...
--Tenth NewsWatch-
---(EU-France-Notre-Dame-Fire) (Audio: 85)French businesses and billionaires are pledging millions of dollars towards the reconstruction of Notre Dame cathedral, while governments around the world are offering assistance in the form of specialized experts...
'The Grizzlies' Film a Transformative Experience for Many, Say the Creators
'The Grizzlies' transforms lives of its team--TORONTO - "The Grizzlies" producer Alethea Arnaquq-Baril is on the phone from Iqaluit, discussing the film's impact on her life and those of audience members, when her voice cracks with emotion.The Canadian...
--Third NewsWatch-
---(France-Notre-Dame-Fire)(Audio:48)Paris' deputy mayor says Notre Dame's organ, among the world's most famous and biggest, remains intact after yesterday's devastating fire at the French capital's main cathedral.Emmanuel Gregoire says a plan to protect...
--Thirteenth NewsWatch-
---(Penticton-Shooting)More information about the slayings of four people in Penticton, B-C is coming out, with the mayor of the Okanagan city describing the lone suspect as "a gentle man."John Vassilaki told a news conference today that he knew John...
'This Was Too Much:' Brother of Injured Bronco in Weekend Crash
Brother of Bronco survivor in weekend crash--AIRDRIE, Alta. - The family of paralyzed Humboldt Broncos player Ryan Straschnitzki is hoping their run of bad luck ends with three vehicle accidents.Straschnitzki's 16-year-old brother, Jett, was driving...
Today in History - April 16
Today in History - April 16--Today in History for April 16:In 556, Roman-born Pope Pelagius I became the 60th successor of St. Peter. He built the Church of the Twelve Apostles.In 1189, St. Drogo, also called Druon, a Flemish saint who became a hermit...
Today in Music History - April 16
Today in Music History - April 16--Today in Music History for April 16:In 1924, pianist, composer and orchestra leader Henry Mancini was born in Cleveland. After six years as a pianist-arranger with "The Glenn Miller-Tex Beneke Orchestra," Mancini joined...
Top News Advisory for Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Top News Advisory for April 16--Here are the latest Top News stories from The Canadian Press. All times are Eastern unless otherwise stated. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are subject to change as news develops. Contact the National...
Top Sports Advisory at 5 P.M., Tuesday, April 16
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Toronto Councillors Vote to Make Streetcar Pilot Project Permanent
Toronto makes streetcar pilot project permanent--Toronto city council has overwhelmingly opted to turn a pilot project designed to improve transit on a busy downtown streetcar route into a permanent venture.Councillors voted 22-3 on Tuesday in favour...
Trudeau Pressed for Budget Bill Changes to Beef Up Proposed 'Right to Housing'
PM pressed for changes for new housing right--OTTAWA - Housing advocates want Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to tweak his government's omnibus budget bill to give greater teeth to the bodies overseeing a new right to housing.Characterizing housing as...
TSX Moves into Negative Territory near End of Trading as Gold Sinks to 2019 Low
TSX loses ground while U.S. markets move higher--TORONTO - Canada's main stock index moved negative near the end of trading Tuesday as the price of gold sank to a 2019 low.The S&P/TSX composite index closed down 13.26 points to 16,502.20, after hitting...
--Twelfth NewsWatch-
---(Penticton-Shooting)A former city employee has been charged in the fatal shootings of four people in Penticton, B-C.R-C-M-P say the motive for the shootings of two male and two female victims at separate but neighbouring homes is still unknown but...
--Twentieth NewsWatch-
---(EU-France-Notre-Dame-Fire) (Audio:127)French President Emmanuel Macron has promised to rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral and says he is seeking international help to restore the Paris landmark after it sustained major damage in a fire.Macron said a national...
Use of Roadside Saliva Tests for Cannabis Impairment Remain in Question
Roadside cannabis tests still in question--Michelle Gray says she's afraid to get behind the wheel again after having her licence suspended for failing a cannabis saliva test in Nova Scotia, even though she passed a police administered sobriety test...
Vancouver Park Board Urges Pot Event Organizers to Cancel 4-20 Rap Event
Vancouver Park Board opposes 4-20 rap event--VANCOUVER - The Vancouver Park Board has passed a motion asking organizers of an annual marijuana festival to cancel a recently announced headline act, fearing the performance could draw even more people to...
Veteran Jockey Stein Ending Three-Year Retirement to Return to Woodbine
Veteran jockey Stein returns to Woodbine--TORONTO - Three years of living off the grid taught Justin Stein he didn't want to do it any longer.After retiring from racing in 2016 to live off the land, the veteran jockey is returning to Woodbine Racetrack....
Video Plans & Items as of 5:00 P.M. ET Monday, April 16
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Welcome to the Latest Wave of 'Modernizing,' 'Progressive' School Reforms in Ontario
Welcome to the latest wave of 'modernizing,' 'progressive' school reforms in Ontario--This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information...
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