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Sat, 18 Aug 2018 04:00:00 EDT
Bell, Rogers say CRTC's unlocked phone rule has sparked a crime spree
Bell and Rogers say new rules mandating that Canadian carriers sell unlocked phones have triggered a rise in phone thefts. But their submission to the CRTC is short on numbers and details. ...

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 04:00:00 EDT
Why scientists suspect proof of a turning point in Earth's history is sitting in a lake in Milton, Ont.
Some scientists believe human activity and technology have pushed us into a new geological epoch called the Anthropocene. What they still need to figure out though, is exactly when this turning point ...

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 15:31:14 EDT
'Anti-colonial vandals' deface Sir John A. Macdonald statue in Montreal
An anonymous group issued a news release saying the act is a response to the city of Victoria, B.C., removing its statue of Canada's first prime minister.

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 01:24:22 EDT
Time to let Tina Fontaine rest, cousin says, 4 years after grim discovery
A family member of Tina Fontaine's is planning to let her memorial site be.

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 04:00:00 EDT
RCMP commissioner 'not sure' handgun ban is the answer to gun violence
There are growing calls across the country for a handgun ban after a recent spate of shootings, but the new head of the RCMP isn't convinced.

Canadian World News

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 06:35:10 EDT
Former UN secretary general Kofi Annan dies at age 80
Former United Nations Secretary General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan has died in a hospital in Bern, Switzerland.

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 06:06:16 EDT
Thousands await rescue amid deadly south Indian floods
Thousands of stranded people were waiting for rescue Saturday and officials pleaded for more help as relentless monsoon floods battered the south Indian state of Kerala, where more than 190 have died ...

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 21:48:06 EDT
Mueller recommends 6 months in prison for Papadopoulos
Special counsel Robert Mueller recommends in a court filing that a judge sentence former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos to up to six months in prison for lying to federal agents investigating...

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 10:23:23 EDT
Tesla shares stumble as Musk tells newspaper he's cracking under stress
Tesla shares fell Friday after CEO Elon Musk admitted in an interview with the New York Times that stress is taking a heavy toll on him.

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 08:35:54 EDT
Trump warns he'll revoke more security clearances as former officials blast 'McCarthy-era tactics'
Former U.S. security officials issued scathing rebukes to President Donald Trump, admonishing him for yanking a top former spy chief's security clearance in what they cast as an act of political venge...

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, 18 Aug 2018 05:00:00 EDT
La CAQ domine un électorat volatil: un Québécois sur deux pourrait changer d’idée
Toujours en tête des intentions de vote, la CAQ de François Legault ne doit rien tenir pour acquis : près d’un électeur sur deux se dit volage.

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 00:00:00 EDT
Commotion cérébrale: un fléau entouré d'un grand secret
Alors que les commotions cérébrales se multiplient au Québec et frappent plusieurs vedettes du monde du sport, les fédérations sportives entretiennent le secret autour des statistiques qu’elles détiennent sur ce fléau.

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 05:00:00 EDT
Maxime Bernier a raison
Ainsi, selon certaines personnes qui voient du racisme partout, Maxime Bernier serait xénophobe parce qu’il a — enfer et damnation ! — osé critiquer le multiculturalisme à outrance de Justin Trudeau.

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 23:27:23 EDT
Cascades, mascottes et cannabis
Difficile de passer après le flamboyant gala ComediHa ! de la veille, dans lequel Véronique Cloutier avait tout arraché. Mario Tessier et Véronique Claveau ont néanmoins livré vendredi, au Palais Montcalm, un gala divertissant, mais qui a inév...

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 08:55:53 EDT
Dénucléarisation: un média d’État nord-coréen demande à Trump d’être «audacieux»
Un média d’État nord-coréen a demandé samedi à Donald Trump de prendre «des décisions audacieuses» pour faire avancer la dénucléarisation.

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, 18 Aug 2018 13:00:58 +0000
Letters to the Editor: Aug. 18, 2018
Those opposed to the Conexus building in Wascana had plenty of opportunity to put forth a protest back then, but didn't, writes Adrian Leusink

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 13:00:28 +0000
Vanstone: Questions abound as the Riders prepare to face Calgary
There are so many unanswered questions as the Saskatchewan Roughriders prepared to face the visiting Calgary Stampeders on Sunday.

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 00:37:03 +0000
Regina police chief warned province protest camp is 'no win situation'
"I hope we can all appreciate this is a no win situation for all involved."

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 23:42:22 +0000
Community research project has transformed North Winnipeg 'war zone'
Professor Jim Silver will discuss his work — helping transform north Winnipeg for the better — in Regina on Monday.

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 23:11:01 +0000
Carmichael Outreach calling for tents amidst rise of people in need
"We've given them to people that have nowhere to go at the end of the day because the shelters are full."

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, 18 Aug 2018 05:19:00 -0700
Jack Knox: An unpaid tax bill brings big headaches for Port Alice

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 03:43:06 -0700
Riders endured up to four-sailing waits Friday on Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay route

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 02:56:58 -0700
Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan dies at age 80

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 02:46:00 -0700
Hundreds of cyclists riding Greater Victoria roads today in Tour de Victoria

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 02:40:23 -0700
Manafort judge says he fears for jurors' safety

Toronto Star

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 19:20:26 EDT
Toronto’s red light cameras catch a record number of red light runners in 2017
“We have a serious challenge in this city with pedestrians, cyclists and even motorists losing their lives," says Councillor Jaye Robinson. “We have to roll out every tool we can to counter that.”

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 16:47:09 EDT
Flooded walkways, subway service reopened after another night of flooding in Toronto
Environment Canada said people can expect even more torrential rains throughout the night with thunderstorms coming in from the west. The agency says rainfall is forecasted to exceed 50 mm in parts of the city.

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 19:51:00 EDT
Law society triggers hearing into Diamond & Diamond’s marketing, client referrals
Diamond’s lawyer told the Star he expects his client will be vindicated and that a Law Society of Ontario investigation represents Diamond and his firm “unfairly and incorrectly.”

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 11:23:02 EDT
People used to move to the suburbs to save money. Now, nearly every corner of Toronto has downtown rent
In Part 2 of a series looking at the urban-suburban divide, data shows the search for reasonable rentals is something Torontonians from downtown to North York, Etobicoke to Scarborough struggle with.

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 12:05:03 EDT
Picket lines, a $100 gold burger and a rat named ‘Scabby’ greet the opening of the 140th CNE
The voices of picketing union members could be heard nearby as Mayor John Tory spoke ahead of the opening of the 140th Canadian National Exhibition.

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, 18 Aug 2018 13:00:30 +0000
Smit: City could have more influence on new hospital location
The city could expropriate according to Section 28 of the Ontario Planning Act. That provision allows expropriation on the basis of a community improvement plan, for which the hospital could have been an anchor.

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 01:08:26 +0000
Defending OFC champion AKO Fratmen set to break in several new faces
The defending Ontario Football Conference champion Windsor AKO Fratmen have some work to do.

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 00:52:31 +0000
Philanthropist Quesnel donates $1 million to local hospice
Local philanthropist Al Quesnel on Friday helped ensure the local hospice will remain in a good financial position for a little while thanks to his $1 million donation to the local palliative care centre.

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 00:49:42 +0000
Third annual Ouellette Car Cruise brings out beauties
The third annual Ouellette Car Cruise on Friday night saw vintage, classic, custom, collector, retro and special-interest vehicles, street rods and muscle cars taking to Windsor's streets.

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 00:21:24 +0000
Two men charged in separate Riverside thefts
Two Windsor men were each arrested as a result of separate thefts in the same Riverside neighbourhood over the past week.

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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