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Sun, 22 Oct 2017 12:07:29 EDT
Evacuation order lifted in Fernie, days after deadly arena gas leak
On Sunday, officials announced that the evacuation order for 55 homes and businesses immediately around the Fernie Memorial Arena had been lifted.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 11:29:16 EDT
'I just felt fur and I grabbed him': Man enters burning home to save family dog
A family has lost all of their belongings after a Friday night fire in Middle Sackville, N.S.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 06:00:00 EDT
With 15 right whale deaths on their minds, researchers gather in Halifax
The focus of this year's annual meeting of North Atlantic right whale researchers has been altered in light of 15 of the critically endangered marine mammals being found dead this year in waters off e...

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 12:46:02 EDT
Human remains found at rural B.C. property
RCMP officers found the remains while executing a search warrant on Saturday.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 08:50:13 EDT
Quebec TV producer cuts ties to Gilbert Rozon, Éric Salvail over sexual harassment allegations
Julie Snyder says she and her production company will no longer work with any businesses affiliated with Quebec media figures Éric Salvail or Gilbert Rozon, who are facing multiple allegations of sex...

Canadian World News

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 11:15:28 EDT
U.K. police respond to reports of gunman, hostage-taking at leisure complex
Police in central England are warning the public to stay away from a recreation centre where British media report a man with a shotgun has taken hostages at a bowling alley.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 05:00:00 EDT
Germany's new facial recognition technology reminiscent of Cold War surveillance for some
Germany is testing out facial-recognition technology at a Berlin train station. The goal is to improve security, but for those who remember the Cold War, it has shades of life under East Germany's not...

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 05:00:00 EDT
New York City braces for influx of Puerto Ricans displaced by Hurricane Maria
New York City officials are bracing for tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans fleeing the devastation of Hurricane Maria.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 08:28:16 EDT
Japan PM Abe's ruling bloc on track for big win in election, exit polls show
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition was on track for a big win in Sunday's election, media exit polls showed, potentially re-energizing a push toward his cherished goal of revising t...

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 08:24:39 EDT
Zimbabwe's Mugabe sidelined as WHO goodwill ambassador after outcry
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been removed as a WHO goodwill ambassador, the World Health Organization said on Sunday following an outrage among donors and rights groups at his appointment. ...

Edmonton Sun Times

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 08:16:45 MDT
Time to toss the ethics commissioner off the bus
During one of testier exchanges during the Morneau Affair -- capitalized here to designate an official scandal -- the NDP's ethics and deputy finance critic, Nathan Cullen, accused Justin Trudeau of throwing the ethics commissioner under the bus.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 07:11:39 MDT
World Health Organization revokes appointment of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe
The head of the World Health Organization on Sunday withdrew his appointment of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe as a “goodwill ambassador.”

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 23:10:56 MDT
Teen randomly assaults Kingsway Mcdonalds patrons
An apparently intoxicated teen randomly started assaulting at least eight people at a Kingsway McDonalds on Saturday afternoon and police are looking to speak to witnesses.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 18:12:02 MDT
Woman dead, man charged after collision in crosswalk
A 70-year-old woman died in hospital on Friday after being hit in a marked crosswalk on Oct. 11 and a man is now facing charges, police said in a news release on Saturday.The woman, who police have not identified, was crossing 87 Avenue at 169 Street...

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 17:09:20 MDT
'I think they got lost and were suffering in 100-degree heat'; Missing couple's deaths in Joshua Tree believed to be 'sympathetic murder-suicide'
Friends and relatives of a couple whose bodies were found in Joshua Tree National Park say they believe the two got lost while hiking in the sprawling desert park and struggled in the searing heat with little food or water before they died in a “sy...

Journal de Quebec (fr)

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT
Dépendances: le combat d’une mère et sa fille
Après avoir été éloignées par l’alcool et la drogue, une mère et sa fille se sont retrouvées pour mener à deux ce combat contre les dépendances qui rongeait l’adolescente.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 12:54:42 EDT
Possible prise d’otages dans une salle de quilles en Angleterre
La police britannique intervenait dimanche après-midi dans un complexe de loisirs dans le centre de l’Angleterre après que des témoins ont fait état d’une prise d’otages par un homme armé dans un bowling, selon des sources concordantes.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 12:24:39 EDT
Un crédit de taxes pour les rénos, promet Guérette
Anne Guérette promet de récompenser les propriétaires qui améliorent l'extérieur de leur propriété en leur offrant un congé de taxes de deux ans.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT
Un criminel dangereux est introuvable
Remis en liberté il y a trois ans malgré sa « dangerosité sociale élevée », le criminel O’Neil Jr Aspirot est recherché à Québec et à Saguenay par la police, qui avertit le public de contacter le 9-1-1 immédiatement s’il est aperçu.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT
L’incroyable reprise en main d’un jeune toxicomane
Adepte de drogues dures à l’adolescence, itinérant à 17 ans, un jeune homme qui a touché le fond avant de retourner aux études veut maintenant aider d’autres personnes à se sortir de leurs dépendances.

London Free Press

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 11:58:05 EDT
London police investigating serious assault at variety store
London police is investigating a serious assault at a variety store Saturday night.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 08:52:43 EDT
Agri-food: With four Ontario jobs for every college graduate, employers face huge challenges in the southwest's vast farm belt
In Ontario’s largest industry, it’s about as close as it gets to saying the jobs are growing on trees.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 08:35:18 EDT
Norfolk OPP find missing 85-year-old man
Norfolk OPP is asking for the public’s help to locate a missing 85-year-old man.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 18:51:07 EDT
Western alumni consider annual homecoming celebration a Mustangs tradition
The theme running through Western University’s official homecoming?

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 17:24:36 EDT
Former director-general of World Health Organization Margaret Chan returns to Western University for homecoming lecture
From the halls of Western University to the pages of Forbes’ Most Powerful People list.

Ottawa Sun

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 10:16:45 EDT
Time to toss the ethics commissioner off the bus
During one of testier exchanges during the Morneau Affair -- capitalized here to designate an official scandal -- the NDP's ethics and deputy finance critic, Nathan Cullen, accused Justin Trudeau of throwing the ethics commissioner under the bus.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 09:17:50 EDT
No winning ticket for Saturday's $30M Lotto 649 jackpot
No winning ticket was sold for the $30 million jackpot in Saturday night’s Lotto 649 draw.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 16:35:38 EDT
Bill 62 shows Trudeau's Islamophobia hypocrisy
The hypocrisy Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau displayed last week regarding his often-stated commitment to rooting out “Islamophobia” in Canada is breathtaking.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 11:40:17 EDT
Alberta mother pleads guilty after child left in freezing car
A southern Alberta mother who left her child in a locked and freezing SUV while the woman went drinking has pleaded guilty to failing to provide the necessaries of life.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 09:14:13 EDT
No winning ticket for Friday night’s $10M Lotto Max jackpot
No winning ticket was sold for Friday night’s $10 million Lotto Max jackpot.

Regina Leader-Post

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 12:00:08 +0000
January trial scheduled in shooting death of Saskatchewan Roughrider
GRETNA, La. — The trial for the suspect in last year’s shooting death of Saskatchewan Roughrider Joe McKnight has been scheduled for Jan. 16. Fifty-five-year-old Ronald Gasser faces a second-degree murder charge in McKnight’s death on D...

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 11:44:09 +0000
Rams' rally falls short against Dinos
The University of Regina Rams spotted the University of Calgary Dinos 24 points and could not claw all the way back Saturday, losing 42-30 in Canada West football action at Mosaic Stadium. Despite trailing 24-0 in the first quarter, Regina pared the ...

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 11:37:53 +0000
Riders snap playoff drought with win over Stampeders
CALGARY — For the first time since 2014, the Saskatchewan Roughriders are CFL playoff participants rather than outsiders. The Riders locked up a playoff berth Friday with a 30-7 victory over the Calgary Stampeders at McMahon Stadium. The win assure...

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 11:31:20 +0000
Vanstone: Saskatchewan star's stunner silences Stampeders, skeptics
It is hardly novel for a quarterback to collaborate with Duron Carter on a pass-and-run touchdown — but the opposing quarterback? Calgary Stampeders pivot Bo Levi Mitchell was an unwilling collaborator Friday as Carter treated Saskatchewan Roughrid...

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 11:23:32 +0000
Carter goes on the offensive in defensive role
CALGARY — Duron Carter’s pick-six was important to the Saskatchewan Roughriders for so many reasons. Carter’s 43-yard interception return for a touchdown Friday punctuated a 30-7 win over the Calgary Stampeders, whose record dropped to ...

The Province

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 21:43:05 Z
Advocates call for minority judges as figures show 'judiciary of whiteness'
HALIFAX — A study showing a dearth of minority judges in Canada has advocates suggesting the country must seize a unique opportunity to increase racial diversity in a “judiciary of whiteness.” “After many years of saying this ...

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 20:05:42 Z
Demand for driver’s licences decreasing among B.C.’s young people
We analyzed the numbers to see the effects of the province's graduated licensing program.

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 04:48:10 Z
Vancouver's proposal to tax vacant homes being taken seriously, province vows
B.C.’s finance minister says the provincial government is taking a City of Vancouver proposal to impose a tax on vacant homes seriously, despite the province’s general reluctance to seek solutions to the region’s housing affordabili...

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 02:48:27 Z
Smyth: Clark, Horgan face political showdown over $15 minimum wage
Spurred on by a poll showing three-quarters of British Columbians supporting a heightened minimum wage, John Horgan looks to be gambling that Justin Trudeau's left-ward shift is the way to electoral victory.

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 03:05:53 Z
Eleven Zika cases confirmed in B.C., including four pregnant women
Eleven B.C. residents have acquired travel-related Zika virus in the seven months since public health officials started testing for the mosquito-borne virus.

Times Colonist

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 09:48:34 -0700
Right whale researchers meet in Halifax to sound alarm about species decline

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 09:46:16 -0700
Residents forced from homes due to ammonia leak in Fernie, B.C. allowed to return

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 09:01:24 -0700
Police warn public away from central England shopping centre

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 08:48:33 -0700
International students won't face immigration penalties over college strike: officials

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 08:23:00 -0700
Calendar, Oct. 22, 23: 32nd annual HomeExpo, Forest Spook-tacular

Toronto Star

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 12:11:44 EDT
Police warn public to stay away from U.K. shopping centre amid reports of hostage situation
British media are reporting that a man with a shotgun has taken hostages at a bowling alley in Nuneaton, near Birmingham.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 18:36:05 EDT
Trump plans to release last cache of secret JFK assassination files
The U.S. president tweeted his intention to disclose the documents by an Oct. 26 deadline, while the CIA was said to be lobbying against the move, despite the belief that the documents do not contain any bombshells.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 21:13:07 EDT
The murder of Malta’s best-known journalist has exposed ‘something darker’ in the tiny EU nation
The brazen car-bomb murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia shocked many, but with an ineffective legal system and police leadership in disarray, virtually nobody expects justice to be done.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 18:26:43 EDT
Experts worried as mountain hosting North Korea’s nuclear blasts shows signs of exhaustion
Scientists warn that further testing could cause the mountain to collapse and release radiation.

Vancouver Sun

Mon, 04 Apr 2016 23:55:04 Z
More gun violence in Surrey; murder in Burnaby
Since Surrey RCMP said Friday they had implemented successful strategies to combat gun violence, there have been three more shootings.

Tue, 05 Apr 2016 07:08:34 Z
B.C. nurses' college warns about helping in assisted-dying cases
A B.C. Supreme Court ruling allowing a terminally-ill woman a medically-assisted death has not opened the door to nurses now participating in hastened death, the College of Registered Nurse of B.C. said Monday.

Wed, 06 Apr 2016 19:24:06 Z
Most senior nursing homes miss Ministry of Health staffing guideline
The vast majority of government-funded long-term care homes for seniors in B.C. do not meet Ministry of Health staffing guidelines. The Residential Care Facilities Quick Facts Directory, a report released recently by the Office of the Seniors Advocat...

Tue, 05 Apr 2016 05:53:40 Z
Canucks a royal pain for California contenders, beat Kings 3-2
Now that the least is expected of them — or wanted from them, if you ask the draftists — the Vancouver Canucks have built their longest winning streak of the season. It began five days ago. It took the Canucks six months and 79 National H...

Tue, 05 Apr 2016 00:17:43 Z
Photos: Top images from around the globe
View the best photographs from hot spots around the world.

Windsor Star

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 16:00:06 +0000
Local heroes should be honoured
Military heroes should be honoured for all to see. It frustrates me that there are still individuals in our own community who still need to learn this very important lesson.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 11:00:10 +0000
There is merit in a regional transit solution
Until there is a regional transit proposal that is practical and financially feasible for our residents, Tecumseh will continue with our successful model already in place.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 00:10:17 +0000
Operation Street Clean picks up downtown Windsor litter — and spirits
For volunteers, Operation Street Clean on Saturday was as much about picking up a community’s spirits as it was lifting the litter off downtown Windsor streets.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 22:35:33 +0000
Windsor's automotive history finds home in new Chisholm library branch
Windsor's automotive history finds new home at William F. Chisholm library branch opened Saturday in South Walkerville.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 11:00:35 +0000
This Week's Milestones
Notice to Readers: The Windsor Star newsroom is no longer accepting Milestones submissions and will no longer publish at no charge 50th, 55th, 60th, 65th and 70th wedding anniversaries and birthdays for those 90, 95, 100 and older. Any Milestones sub...

Winnipeg Sun

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 09:16:45 CDT
Time to toss the ethics commissioner off the bus
During one of testier exchanges during the Morneau Affair -- capitalized here to designate an official scandal -- the NDP's ethics and deputy finance critic, Nathan Cullen, accused Justin Trudeau of throwing the ethics commissioner under the bus.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 08:11:39 CDT
World Health Organization revokes appointment of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe
The head of the World Health Organization on Sunday withdrew his appointment of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe as a “goodwill ambassador.”

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 22:26:29 CDT
Lamont wins Liberal leadership
The second time proved to be the charm Saturday for newly chosen Manitoba Liberal leader Dougald Lamont.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 21:59:08 CDT
Liberal leadership race down to two
And then there were two.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 19:24:32 CDT
Poll shows great potential for Manitoba Grits
A new poll offers the Manitoba Liberals a glimmer of hope that they'll find more support in the next election.

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