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Sun, 17 Dec 2017 07:24:25 EST
N.L. cleaning up after 1st winter blizzard
Strong winds and heavy snow caused treacherous driving on roads, numerous cancellations, closures and power outages through Saturday.

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 05:00:00 EST
National Arts Centre cuts scenes from play after First Nations man alleges cultural appropriation
Ottawa's National Arts Centre has issued an apology and deleted scenes from a play following accusations of cultural appropriation by a Saskatchewan First Nations man.

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 20:53:38 EST
Pilot killed in crash near Baldur, Man. described as avid flyer
A 60-year-old man is dead after the small aircraft he was flying crashed near Baldur, Man.

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 11:53:10 EST
Jury finds Millard and Smich guilty of 1st-degree murder in death of Laura Babcock
A jury has found Dellen Millard and Mark Smich guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Toronto woman Laura Babcock.

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 15:59:09 EST
Hunter Harrison, CSX CEO and former head of CP Rail and CN Rail, dies at 73
Hunter Harrison, the CEO of railroad giant CSX Corp. and the former head of Canada's two largest railways, has died days after taking an unexpected leave of absence.

Canadian World News

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 06:11:37 EST
Suicide bombers attack church in Pakistan, killing 8
Two suicide bombers attacked a church in the southwestern city of Quetta on Sunday, killing eight people and wounding up to 45 others, officials said.

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 06:47:37 EST
Australian police allege man tried to sell missile parts to help North Korea
Australian police have arrested a man they say was trying to sell missile parts to raise money for North Korea. Federal agents nabbed the man in a suburb of Sydney where he lived.

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 05:00:00 EST
Houses built too close to bush spread huge California fires on 'front line of climate change'
California's fire season is 70 days longer than it was just 15 years ago. This year, unusually high winds and dry air were part of the problem. But it has taken more than just bad luck to create the s...

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 23:53:48 EST
Mueller obtains thousands of Trump transition emails
Special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian contacts with Donald Trump's campaign has gained access to thousands of emails sent and received by Trump officials before the start of his ...

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 05:45:25 EST
Chileans vote in fiercely contested presidential election
Chileans voters will decide Sunday whether to swing the world's top copper-producing country to the right or maintain its centre-left path in a fiercely contested presidential runoff election. ...

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)

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST
Mort dans les bras de sa maman
La vie d’une jeune famille de Pont-Rouge a basculé à jamais quand le petit Yoann, quatre ans, a été heurté par la camionnette que sa maman sortait de l’entrée de la maison, pour ensuite mourir dans ses bras.

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 05:00:00 EST
En a-t-on vraiment besoin?
Pour le temps des Fêtes, voici quelques idées pour réduire les dépenses de l’État et remettre notre économie sur les rails.

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 00:13:23 EST
Revers glacial
Les Sénateurs d’Ottawa ont semblé motivés par la tenue de la Classique 100 LNH dans leur cour arrière, samedi au parc Lansdowne, mettant Carey Price 37 fois à l’épreuve dans un gain de 3-0 face au Canadien de Montréal.

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 01:00:00 EST
Un voyage difficile pour une famille de Lévis
Toute une famille de Lévis s’envolera vers l’ouest du pays pour assister au procès de l’individu accusé du meurtre de Raphaël Bussières, atteint d’un coup de couteau à Victoria l’an dernier.

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 08:58:17 EST
Incendie majeur au cœur du village de Saint-Fabien
Un commerce, un salon funéraire et des logements ont été détruits par le feu dans la nuit de samedi à dimanche en plein cœur du village de Saint-Fabien, dans le Bas-Saint-Laurent.

London Free Press

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 20:22:28 EST
Kathleen Reed puts concrete barrier on her front lawn as part of southwestern Ontario campaign for concrete medians on Carnage Alley
Kathleen Reed doesn’t have Christmas lights or garland decorating the front of her south London home.

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 19:11:23 EST
Canadian gymnastics coach Dave Brubaker charged with sexual offences
SARNIA, Ont. — Dave Brubaker, the women’s national team director of Gymnastics Canada, faces multiple sex- related charges.

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 19:03:14 EST
Christmas sponsorship program at LifeSpin helps low-income London families have a Merry Christmas
Jacqueline Thompson woke up as excited as a little kid on Christmas morning.

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 14:41:55 EST
London police chief vows to start publishing names of charged officers amid Free Press probe
London’s police department vowed greater transparency in dealing with charges against its officers Friday, even as the chief refused to name two officers charged recently and left a brief news conference refusing to answer questions from repo...

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 14:08:56 EST
Health Canada and OPP confirm that powerful opioid carfentanil was found in Norfolk County
Carfentanil, the powerful opioid that’s even more deadly than fentanyl, has likely been on the streets of Norfolk County for months. But now police can finally confirm it.

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

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 12:00:08 +0000
Letter: Lack of full disclosure by pro-life advocate disappointing
Mike Schouten is the director of a pro-life organization.

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 06:19:57 +0000
Paddock's patience may have run out with loss to Hurricanes
Regina Pats head coach/GM John Paddock isn’t convinced that the Christmas break will cure what ails his struggling team. The Pats suffered yet another disheartening loss in their final home game before the WHL’s mid-season break on Saturday, ...

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 05:07:11 +0000
Mahura rejoining Team Canada — for now
Josh Mahura’s release from Team Canada may turn out to be premature. According to a WHL source, the Regina Pats’ defenceman is tentatively being recalled by the national junior team as a potential replacement for Dante Fabbro, whose statu...

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 22:56:27 +0000
Sask. residents take part in flight across the Americas to raise money for charity
Three Saskatchewanians are taking part in a flight across the Americas in an effort to help raise $500,000 for Canadian charity Hope Air.

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 19:12:03 +0000
Blades spoil Pats' OT effort
Bryce Platt's gritty effort wasn't enough for the struggling Regina Pats, who lost 4-3 in OT to the Saskatoon Blades on Friday.

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, 17 Dec 2017 05:02:37 -0800
Christmas tail: Europe deal could slow yuletide lobster biz

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 04:00:04 -0800
Housing crisis in B.C. pushing seniors to brink of homelessness: advocates

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 01:46:34 -0800
Indonesia clerics want boycott of US products over Jerusalem

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 01:46:12 -0800
French sailor Gabart sets new solo round-the-world record

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 01:44:08 -0800
Israeli workers strike nationwide to protest Teva layoffs

Toronto Star

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 06:00:00 EST
WSIB reverses majority of denied GE Peterborough cancer claims
Voices of ailing General Electric Peterborough workers finally being heard after decades-long battle.

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 21:04:46 EST
After delays, cost overruns, and tragedy, a subway to Vaughan is complete
The $3.2-billion project extends the subway network outside of Toronto for the first time, but critics wonder if it's money well spent.

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 14:32:01 EST
Police investigating possible murder-suicide in deaths of billionaire and his wife
The bodies of Barry Sherman and his wife Honey were found in their North York mansion just before noon Friday.

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 16:12:49 EST
Rosie DiManno: His letters to a girlfriend were the undoing of Dellen Millard
It was a batch of letters from killer Millard to girlfriend Christina Noudga that proved the coup de grâce for the prosecutors in the trial into Laura Babcock’s murder, Rosie Dimanno writes.

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 06:00:00 EST
Held in maximum security without charge, she begged her husband to get her out. A week later, Teresa Gratton was dead
Teresa Michelle Gratton, 50, a beloved wife and mother and a permanent resident of Canada, died Oct. 30 after she was found in medical distress inside a Milton jail. A month earlier, the Canada Border Services Agency had detained her, looking to depo...

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, 17 Dec 2017 12:00:52 +0000
The S'Aints – Never My Love
Music for your ears, today’s video release from the S’Aints — Never My Love. The S’Aints, a group of Windsor musicians united against local hunger, are playing a concert Dec. 22 at Caesars Windsor and have released a CD in support...

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 06:51:24 +0000
Purboo's four-point game helps Patton earn first win in net as Spitfires beat Spirit
Lucas Patton gave the Windsor Spitfires something the club has not seen this season – a win from a goalie not named Mikey DiPietro.

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 02:00:56 +0000
Windsorites 'who make Canada proud' receive Governor General awards
Canada's Governor General honours three Windsorites for helping create a more understanding society for young people to be accepted and to flourish.

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 00:13:16 +0000
Brilliant marriage proposals: People in love at Bright Lights Windsor
Steve Pomerleau planned to set up lights in the woods near his Amherstburg home and take his girlfriend there to ask for her hand in marriage — until Windsor set up hundreds of thousands of lights in Jackson Park.

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 12:00:40 +0000
The S'Aints – Blue Christmas
Not so blue with today’s video release from the S’Aints — Blue Christmas. The S’Aints, a group of Windsor musicians united against local hunger, are playing a concert Dec. 22 at Caesars Windsor and have released a CD in support of...

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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