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Tue, 23 Oct 2018 05:00:00 EDT
Cellphone retailers fail mystery shopping test, researchers plan to tell CRTC inquiry
Mystery shoppers who paid 36 visits to major cellphone retailers in the Ottawa area say they encountered a general lack of knowledge, misinformation, and a total lack of adequate information in writin...

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 04:00:00 EDT
How John Tory can work with Doug Ford and his 'fixation with Toronto'
John Tory now faces one of his most significant political challenges in his second term as Toronto mayor, working with an Ontario premier who himself might relish the job of running the city. And now ...

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 15:17:25 EDT
NDP files complaint against UCP, Jason Kenney and third-party advertiser
The Alberta NDP has asked the province's elections commissioner to investigate the United Conservative Party, its leader Jason Kenney, a third-party advertiser called Shaping Alberta's Future and the ...

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 16:16:08 EDT
OPP, chief coroner reopen investigation into 1972 death of 19-year-old Indigenous woman
Ontario Provincial Police and the province's chief coroner announced Tuesday they are reopening the investigation into the death of a 19-year-old Indigenous woman, Audrey Anderson, in Sioux Lookout, 4...

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 04:00:00 EDT
Long-term loans: The fuel that's powering Canadian car sales
Canadians are buying more cars than almost ever before, but a closer look reveals they’re taking longer and longer to pay them off, too.

Canadian World News

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 16:24:58 EDT
Trump made them his target, but Central American migrant caravans are nothing new
The large caravan of migrants and refugees making its way toward Mexico and the United States is garnering a lot of attention and anger from Donald Trump. Many North Americans had never heard of these...

Mon, 22 Oct 2018 16:09:32 EDT
In final months, Khashoggi repeatedly hit nerves as persistent critic of Saudi Arabia
Prior to his death, Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi had hit an assertive stride as a persistent critic of Saudi Arabia and its Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman.

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 15:14:10 EDT
Bolton to Russia: 'Don't mess with American elections'
U.S. national security adviser John Bolton says Russian meddling in U.S. elections had backfired on Moscow, providing a lesson to the Kremlin: "Don't mess with American elections."

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 13:49:14 EDT
Italy refuses to budge on EU's budget demands: 'There isn't any B plan'
A closer look at the day's most notable stories with The National's Jonathon Gatehouse: EU and Italy's new populist government battle over budgets; in the U.S. there's a growing backlash against gerry...

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 16:16:16 EDT
Yahoo to pay $50M and give free credit monitoring to victims of 2016 hack
Yahoo has agreed to pay $50 million US in damages and provide two years of free credit-monitoring services to 200 million people whose email addresses and other personal information were stolen in one...

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)

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 15:59:39 EDT
Le grand patron de la SQDC quitte ses fonctions
Le grand patron de la Société québécoise du cannabis (SQDC), Alain Brunet, quittera ses fonctions au cours des prochains jours, a appris Le Journal.

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 12:05:19 EDT
La Caisse de dépôt et le Fonds FTQ investissent 112 M$ dans le Groupe Océan
La Caisse de dépôt et placement et le Fonds de solidarité FTQ deviennent actionnaires du Groupe Océan de Québec. Le montant de l’investissement s’élève à 112 millions de dollars.

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 12:01:01 EDT
Ottawa promet des retours d’impôts plus élevés que le coût de la taxe carbone
OTTAWA | Le premier ministre Justin Trudeau jure qu’une nouvelle taxe sur le carbone qui sera imposée aux provinces qui n’en ont toujours pas ne coûtera pas une cenne à «la plupart des ménages». Au contraire, elles devraient même recevoir...

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 15:02:52 EDT
Cabinet fantôme de Québec solidaire: Zanetti à la santé, Labrie à l’éducation
Sol Zanetti sera le porte-parole de Québec solidaire en matière de santé et Christine Labrie pilotera le dossier de l’éducation, a annoncé QS, mardi.

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 01:00:00 EDT
Le cannabis confisqué est-il illégal?
La confusion règne autour de l’application de certains aspects de la loi sur le cannabis, six jours après la légalisation du produit, même si les policiers ont commencé à émettre des constats pour possession de pot illicite.

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

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 19:33:15 +0000
Former Roughrider Justin Cox arrested for assault
After being wanted by police for more than two weeks, former Saskatchewan Roughrider Justin Jemar Cox was arrested and charged with assault.

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 17:46:50 +0000
Regina Muslims look forward to new mosque on site of Pump Roadhouse
“I’d like for it to be an iconic Islamic structure that reflects local architecture as well, one that will express our identity as Prairie Muslims."

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 17:46:27 +0000
Imam to open legislative session with historic blessing
In a Saskatchewan first, a Muslim blessing will be delivered to open the new legislative session. 

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 13:47:44 +0000
Mandryk: Best green strategy may be conversations about smaller ideas
The big environmental ideas these days may very well be a collection of really good small ideas worth considering.

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 13:00:54 +0000
Opinion: Living Wage proposal deserves another look
The city administration’s report does not reflect the true cost of a Living Wage for the City of Regina, nor the benefits.

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

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 13:44:54 -0700
Alabama music fest ends after weather plagued 2018's event

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 13:32:08 -0700
Engine malfunction forces rescue of whale watchers off Vancouver

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 13:30:41 -0700
Kingston man charged in 2014 sex assaults, police say

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 13:24:51 -0700
Canadian troops, families take shelter in hotel after Florida hurricane

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 13:15:58 -0700
QuickQuotes: reaction to Ottawa's carbon rebate plan announced Tuesday

Toronto Star

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 12:56:53 EDT
Ontario moves to hold minimum wage at $14 and end paid sick days
Minister Jim Wilson said the government is set to introduce the Making Ontario Open for Business Act, to be followed by a series of bills to “lower business costs and boost competition.”

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 15:50:30 EDT
Mayor John Tory says second-term priorities include affordable housing, rail deck park

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 15:09:00 EDT
25 wards, 25 faces: Here are Toronto’s new city councillors
Monday’s election saw the ousting of incumbents, an inevitability given many were going head to head in the redrawn wards.

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 15:05:56 EDT
Susan Delacourt: With a federal election looming, it looks like dark days for Trudeau’s sunny ways
The prime minister and Conservative Leader Andrew Sheer may not agree on much but both agree that things are going to get nasty, Susan Delacourt writes.

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 16:25:29 EDT
Edward Keenan: Toronto’s new council has as many ‘Michaels’ as visible minorities
The city council also has the most veteran of newcomers and at least a few fans of an extended Sheppard subway, writes Edward Keenan.

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

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 17:30:47 +0000
MacDonald upsets incumbent Paterson to claim Leamington mayor's job
Leamington voters opted to vote for change in a big way as sitting Deputy Mayor Hilda MacDonald upended incumbent Mayor John Paterson. MacDonald scored a resounding 1,808-vote victory picking up 4,341 votes to Paterson’s 2,533. Retired Canadian Arm...

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 17:26:25 +0000
Bain acclaimed to fourth straight term as Lakeshore mayor
For the first time in his political career, Lakeshore Mayor Tom Bain breathed easily on an election night. The 69-year-old was acclaimed, maintaining his seat for the fourth consecutive term. “I’ve knocked on a lot of doors in the past,” Bain s...

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 12:08:46 +0000
Snively in as mayor, Voakes out as councillor in Essex
There will finally be cooperation on Essex town council, according to new mayor Larry Snively. “There will be a big change,” said Snively between hugs and handshakes at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 201 in Essex Monday night. “My plan is to move...

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 11:00:11 +0000
Reader letter: It's time to build roundabout at Lauzon Parkway and 42
A few months back, the Town of Tecumseh/Lakeshore announced they would be building roundabouts at a couple of roads intersecting County Road 42. It’s time the City of Windsor builds one at the terrible intersection of Lauzon Parkway, County Roa...

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 04:24:56 +0000
Incumbent Payne swept out of Ward 9
Ward 9 saw a changing of the guard Monday as Kieran McKenzie dethroned incumbent Hilary Payne in a landslide. “This is a validation of the conversation that I have been having with the people of Ward 9 for over four years now,” said McKenzie, leg...

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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