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Fri, 23 Mar 2018 14:16:50 EDT
Principles, but mostly politics and boredom, on display in marathon House voting
The Conservatives forced hours of votes in the House of Commons to make a point, but was it principle or just politics?

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 18:21:35 EDT
Alberta premier calls B.C. complaints about high gas prices environmental hypocrisy
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says if British Columbia wants to keep gasoline prices low it should stop opposing the Kinder Morgan oil pipeline expansion.

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 17:46:24 EDT
Kaetlyn Osmond wins figure skating worlds, 1st Canadian female champ in 45 years
Canada's Kaetlyn Osmond has won the women's singles crown at the world figure skating championships.

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 13:47:14 EDT
Protesters target Kinder Morgan's Calgary office on day of action against Trans Mountain
A small group of protesters blocked the entrance to the Kinder Morgan offices in downtown Calgary on Friday, in protest against the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline through British Columbia. ...

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 03:55:49 EDT
Judge rules that North Bay grandparents don't owe child support
A North Bay couple won't have to pay child support for their granddaughter, but their legal struggles aren't over.

Canadian World News

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 11:59:19 EDT
Is Beijing spoiling for a trade war?
If U.S. officials wanted to provoke a sharp response from China after President Donald Trump proposed tariffs of up to $60 billion on Chinese goods, they got one, CBC’s Saša Petricic writes from Be...

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 13:04:28 EDT
Elon Musk deletes Facebook accounts for Tesla and SpaceX
Tesla chief executive officer Elon Musk has deleted the official Facebook pages of his companies, joining a growing movement to boycott the social media giant.

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 06:41:45 EDT
Trump signs $1.3T budget after threatening to veto
U.S. President Donald Trump signed a $1.3-trillion US spending measure averting a government shutdown on Friday, just hours after saying he was considering a veto.

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 10:57:04 EDT
Asia could run out of fish by 2048, UN reports
In Asia, there will be no fish stocks for commercial fishing by 2048 if trends continue. That's one of the projections made by four new United Nations scientific reports on biodiversity that showed th...

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 12:26:11 EDT
Dow Jones loses over 400 points as stocks sink on trade-war fears
North American markets closed significantly lower on Friday, failing to bounce back from steep losses this week as concerns about the start of a potential global trade war between the world's two bigg...

Edmonton Sun Times

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 21:36:38 MDT
Conservative candidate poised to replace Rona Ambrose in Sturgeon River-Parkland
Rona Ambrose's former riding remains staunchly Conservative after a Monday byelection that saw the Tory candidate romp to victory.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 19:32:54 MDT
School requests proof of baptism from defeated Catholic trustee candidate [Video]
A Catholic school trustee candidate who lost in last week's civic election is questioning why the school her children have attended for six years asked to see her baptismal certificate.Mom-of-three Kristin Heimbecker said Monday she's worried her chi...

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 19:27:04 MDT
Father of missing Texas girl charged with first-degree felony
The father of a missing 3-year-old North Texas girl was arrested Monday after voluntarily giving new answers to investigators’ questions about his daughter’s disappearance.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 18:37:03 MDT
Health leaders urge Albertans to get vaccinated as free flu clinics open [Video]
The Alberta government launched its annual influenza immunization program to the public Monday in the hopes of seeing a significant uptick in participation this season.The province spent $12.1 million this year to obtain 1.6 million doses, which woul...

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 18:21:23 MDT
Family gets keys to Habitat for Humanity home backed by former U.S. president Jimmy Carter [Video]
Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, visited Edmonton in July, joining hundreds of volunteers who devoted their time and effort to help build affordable housing in Alberta’s capital city.

Journal de Quebec (fr)

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 01:00:00 EDT
Il agressait sexuellement les Innus au nom de Dieu
De nouvelles victimes se manifestent pour la première fois après avoir été agressées par Alexis Joveneau, un père oblat qui continue de hanter les Innus de la Basse-Côte-Nord 25 ans après sa mort. Le Journal a recueilli ces nouveaux témoigna...

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 23:41:37 EDT
L'animateur de L'Antichambre Stéphane Langdeau démissionne de RDS
L’animateur de l’émission L’Antichambre Stéphane Langdeau a démissionné de RDS, a confirmé vendredi soir Bell Média au Journal.

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 04:04:36 EDT
À trois mois des élections, le Mexique lutte contre les «fake news»
MEXICO, Mexique | Un candidat accusé de liens avec le narcotrafic, la Russie soupçonnée de vouloir influencer le scrutin: à l'approche des élections générales du 1er juillet, le Mexique redouble d'efforts pour contrer l'afflux de fausses infor...

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 03:57:18 EDT
Des orangs-outans utilisés comme «animaux de compagnie» secourus
JAKARTA, Indonésie | Utu regarde son sauveur avec reconnaissance. Il est l'un des deux jeunes orangs-outans sauvés d'une cage minuscule où ils étaient enfermés comme animaux de compagnie sur l'île de Borneo.

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 01:26:26 EDT
Décès du gendarme qui avait remplacé des otages (ministre)
Le lieutenant-colonel de gendarmerie qui s’était livré en échange de la libération d’otages lors d’attaques dans le sud-ouest de la France au nom du groupe Etat islamique est mort, a annoncé samedi le ministre de l’Intérieur Gérard Col...

London Free Press

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 20:12:04 EDT
Fanshawe exhibit explores women's work in Victorian era
In the 19th century, a lady’s calling card was, well, her calling card. These perfumed rectangles of paper could convey many messages to the gentleman who received one, depending on which corner was folded down and the French abbreviations she fest...

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 19:27:26 EDT
Tenant describes panicked calls from accused in London townhouse arson
The tenant of a south London townhouse destroyed by an explosion in 2014 said in court Monday that she received a panicked call from a man charged with arson and drug offences.

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 16:22:48 EDT
London police issue warnings ahead of St. Patrick’s Day Saturday
Police and students leaders are asking St. Patrick’s Day revellers to be on their best behavior as the dark memory of a destructive March 17 six years ago still lingers.

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 14:11:37 EDT
The London Free Press takes big step into digital future
The London Free Press is taking a big digital step forward — and we’re bringing our 160-year tradition of journalistic excellence with us.

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 09:41:37 EDT
Body of missing London man found in Lake Erie
Elgin OPP say a body recovered from Lake Erie Saturday is a man who had been previously reported missing to London police.

Ottawa Sun

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:56:34 EDT
Trudeau peacekeeping pledge pitiful as troop deployment hits new low according to new U.N. data
The Trudeau Liberals may have promised to ramp up Canada’s involvement in peacekeeping, but new UN figures show that Canada had fewer peacekeepers deployed on missions in September than at any point in recent memory — including under the Harper C...

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:26:26 EDT
Britain hands over Franklin Expedition wreckage to Canada
Britain says it will give Canada the two shipwrecks once commanded by John Franklin that lie at the heart of one of this country’s most compelling Arctic myths.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 13:03:22 EDT
Ontario Civil Liberties Association accuses Dalhousie of censorship over 'white fragility' investigation
A Canadian civil liberties group is accusing Dalhousie University of censoring the political expression of a student leader under investigation for her social media comments.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 12:46:06 EDT
Niqab will become bigger problem in years to come
The niqab conversation in Canada isn’t going away anytime soon. Don’t think that whatever happens with Quebec’s Bill 62, whether it lives or dies, is going to neatly solve the issue and put it to bed for good.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 12:27:48 EDT
Trudeau names ex-Ontario premier Bob Rae as special envoy to Myanmar
Former Ontario premier Bob Rae has been named a special envoy to Myanmar.

Regina Leader-Post

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 06:21:45 +0000
Broncos ride early lead to Game 1 victory over Pats
The host Swift Current Broncos scored three first-period goals Friday en route to a 3-0 win over the Regina Pats in Game 1 of a best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarterfinal.

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 02:02:41 +0000
Natural gas outage in Saskatchewan was caused by unreported damage: SaskEnergy
Homes and businesses in Melfort, St. Brieux and Kinistino lost natural gas and heat for almost 48 hours during extreme cold spell in January.

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 01:16:53 +0000
Police responding to multiple crashes as spring snowstorm hits Regina
Winter still isn't done with Regina and it's resulting in ugly driving conditions.

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 01:07:17 +0000
Broncos fever strikes Swift Current
The WHL’s smallest market has exploded in response to what might be the best team Swift Current has seen since its last championship in 1993.

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 00:35:18 +0000
Hughes relishes opportunity to 'meat' with Rider Nation
'I was at the Riders Fans Store and a guy introduced me to the team by dropping a bag of barbecued venison on the table.'

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

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 01:11:32 -0700
Ontario ticket takes Friday night's $15.5 million Lotto Max jackpot

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 18:53:00 -0700
Four cholera cases linked to herring eggs

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 18:52:56 -0700
"Goodnight, not goodbye:' embattled band Hedley plays last show before hiatus

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 18:35:22 -0700
Trump order would ban most transgender troops from serving

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 18:18:47 -0700
New witnesses detail sexual misconduct by Tavis Smiley

Toronto Star

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 19:51:27 EDT
These tenants say a legal loophole has resulted in their ‘renovictions’
People evicted from 795 College St. for renovations shocked at a “flimsy” law that allowed the landlord to kick them out and move new people in — at three times the price.

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 23:00:35 EDT
Guns have killed 12 innocent bystanders in Toronto in the last decade — these two lost their lives in the crossfire this week
Guns have killed 12 bystanders in Toronto in the last decade — two of them this week.

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 15:05:00 EDT
‘He’s one of the greats’: Michael Cooke, Editor of the Toronto Star, is retiring
Cooke, the longest-serving Editor in the Star’s recent history, was appointed to the position in March 2009. He will leave the Star June 1.

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 12:12:52 EDT
Ontario Power Generation boss Jeff Lyash tops Sunshine List of public sector earners at $1.55M
The annual list of Ontario public sector workers who make $100,000 or more grew by 7,460 people. The list is not indexed to inflation.

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 17:22:23 EDT
Rosie DiManno: Ontario medical regulator striking out in attempts to punish Toronto doctor
It is understandable that the College of Physicians and Surgeons would want to rid their profession of Dr. Suganthan Kayilasanathan, but it's not clear whether it will succeed, writes Rosie DiManno.

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

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 02:38:32 +0000
DiPietro leads young Spitfires to series-opening road win against Sting
The young Windsor Spitfires matured quickly on Friday.

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 01:16:20 +0000
Sunshine List: Two years after termination, Switzer still top LHIN salary earner
Almost two years after one of the most powerful and highly paid leaders in local health care was terminated from his job, he remains the top earner at the agency he once led. The Erie St. Clair Local Health Integration Network paid ex-CEO Gary Switze...

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 01:08:28 +0000
Top earner at Windsor city hall makes nearly $250,000
The City of Windsor has released its annual list of hundreds of municipal employees who made more than $100,000 last year.

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 00:59:17 +0000
Chef visit helps Hotel-Dieu Grace Healthcare patients enjoy eating together
Patients at Hotel-Dieu Grace Healthcare got a treat to encourage them to eat together: chef Mitch Stanton came up to their unit in his chef whites and cooked bacon, sausage and eggs, any style they wanted, in front of them.

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 23:58:43 +0000
Warden Bain top earner on county council in 2017
Warden Tom Bain was the top earner among county councillors in 2017 taking home $92,942 in total remuneration.

Winnipeg Sun

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 20:27:04 CDT
Father of missing Texas girl charged with first-degree felony
The father of a missing 3-year-old North Texas girl was arrested Monday after voluntarily giving new answers to investigators’ questions about his daughter’s disappearance.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 19:52:57 CDT
Lamont: Grits won’t woo independent MLAs
Manitoba’s new Liberal leader said he won’t add to his seat count by wooing one of the province’s two independent MLAs.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 19:17:14 CDT
Hotel association pursues pot sales
Manitobans could eventually buy legal marijuana along with their beer at some vendors, if a hotel association pitch succeeds.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 18:30:06 CDT
Police seek help to identify dead boy found on Texas beach
Police are asking the public to help identify a young boy whose body was found on a beach in Southeast Texas.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 18:12:05 CDT
On board for Uber
Uber announced more than 11,000 Manitobans are on board with its goal to offer rides in the province, just as the taxi industry vowed to lobby for strict rules to govern such companies.

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