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Mon, 19 Aug 2019 16:35:00 -0700
After six-month deployment, HMCS Regina sailors back in Esquimalt
The approximately 240 Canadian Navy sailors aboard HMCS Regina stepped onto home turf in Esquimalt on Monday after nearly seven months at sea. HMCS Regina and MV Asterix, Canada’s civilian/military supply vessel, departed Esquimalt on Feb. 6 fo...

Mon, 19 Aug 2019 16:21:00 -0700
Cyclist injured after colliding with strap pulling improperly towed vehicle
A 72-year-old cyclist is in hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries after a serious collision Sunday afternoon involving a driver improperly towing a broken-down vehicle. Victoria police officers were called to the intersection of Osw...

Mon, 19 Aug 2019 15:35:13 -0700
Florida battery charge dropped against singer Chris Brown
TAMPA, Fla. — A felony battery charge has been dropped against singer Chris Brown, who had been accused of attacking a nightclub photographer in Florida two years ago.Hillsborough County prosecutors filed a notice Friday to drop the charge. The Sta...

Mon, 19 Aug 2019 15:32:58 -0700
Ride-hailing policies set in B.C., board chair says taxi industry dissatisfied
VICTORIA — New policies for ride-hailing services in British Columbia will allow companies such as Uber and Lyft to operate a limitless number of vehicles beyond geographical boundaries that are in place for the taxi industry.Chair Catherine Read o...

Mon, 19 Aug 2019 14:16:17 -0700
Manitoba election trail: Two parties spar over addiction and crime
WINNIPEG — Manitoba New Democrats and Progressive Conservatives argued Monday as the provincial election campaign entered its second week over the rise in drug-related crime in downtown Winnipeg.Tory Leader Brian Pallister promised $10 million for ...

Mon, 19 Aug 2019 14:13:14 -0700
TransLink increases services ahead of the busiest week of the year
BURNABY, B.C. — TransLink says it is increasing SkyTrain, bus, and SeaBus services in Metro Vancouver to help lower wait times, beginning Sept. 3.CEO Kevin Desmond says the increases are being made to all three services at that same time as a resul...

Mon, 19 Aug 2019 13:47:09 -0700
It's official: Publisher announces Mark Halperin book
NEW YORK — Mark Halperin's planned book about the 2020 election has been officially announced amid protests that the "Game Change" co-author hasn't earned a second chance since facing multiple allegations of sexual harassment.Regan Arts announced M...

Mon, 19 Aug 2019 13:32:39 -0700
Most actively traded companies on the TSX
TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (16,304.05, up 154.26 points).Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Industrials. Up four cents, or 2.41 per cent, to $1.70 on 7.8 million shares.B...

Mon, 19 Aug 2019 13:23:08 -0700
Kenney says Legault has shaky grasp of history when it comes to equalization
QUEBEC — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney shot back at his Quebec counterpart Monday, saying Francois Legault does not understand the history of equalization.On Sunday, Legault defended equalization against criticism from Alberta, saying the program wa...

Mon, 19 Aug 2019 13:21:31 -0700
US attorney seeks to block plan for supervised drug centre
PHILADELPHIA — Loved ones propped photos of more than a dozen young people lost to the opioid crisis against the outside of the federal courthouse in Philadelphia on Monday as a judge inside heard arguments on whether the city could become the nati...

Mon, 19 Aug 2019 13:17:00 -0700
Police identify man found dead in Saanich driveway
A deceased man discovered Saturday in the driveway of a Saanich home has been identified as 30-year-old Andrew Michael Sidor. Saanich police and the Vancouver Integrated Major Crime Unit are investigating the death, which is being treated as susp...

Mon, 19 Aug 2019 12:54:59 -0700
Federal Court approves settlement agreement for Indian Day Schools
OTTAWA — The Federal Court has approved a settlement agreement for survivors of so-called Indian day schools.Under the terms of the settlement, survivors will be able to apply for individual compensation for harms, including physical and sexual abu...

Mon, 19 Aug 2019 12:36:39 -0700
U.S. secretary of state to meet with Trudeau, Freeland ahead of G7 summit
OTTAWA — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit Canada later this week to meet with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland.Their meeting comes in advance of the G7 summit of the world's seven big econom...

Mon, 19 Aug 2019 12:31:25 -0700
Manitoba Liberals promise more child care spaces, higher worker wages
WINNIPEG — Manitoba Liberals say they would create more child care spaces and ensure workers are paid more if they win the Sept. 10 provincial election.Liberal Leader Dougald Lamont says parents are waiting too long for good child care and, as prem...

Mon, 19 Aug 2019 12:18:04 -0700
Conservative Leader Scheer won't 'lift finger' to bring 'Jihadi Jack' to Canada
OTTAWA — Neither the governing Liberals nor the Opposition Conservatives expressed enthusiasm Monday for trying to secure the release of the overseas prisoner dubbed "Jihadi Jack" by the British media.Questions once again emerged about the fate of ...

Mon, 19 Aug 2019 11:41:00 -0700
Low water levels prompt restrictions on Koksilah River
Low water flows on the Koksilah River just south of Duncan have prompted the province to restrict water use there in order to protect fish populations. The fish, including steelhead, coho and trout, are important to local First Nations groups. ...

Mon, 19 Aug 2019 11:34:50 -0700
With campaign looming, Trudeau makes $1.2B transit announcement in Quebec City
QUEBEC — For the second month in a row, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has made a billion-dollar funding announcement for public transit in Quebec, a province whose support he badly needs to maintain power come election time in October.Following a $...

Mon, 19 Aug 2019 11:21:52 -0700
Unrest in Hong Kong not spilling over to demands on Canadian consulate
OTTAWA — Canadians in Hong Kong are watching nervously as tensions escalate between pro-democracy protesters and police but so far, the Canadian consulate in the region is seeing no obvious signs of their concern.Both the Immigration and Global Aff...

Mon, 19 Aug 2019 11:17:32 -0700
Water use restricted for critically low Koksilah River on Vancouver Island
VICTORIA — The British Columbia government is restricting water use around a river on southeastern Vancouver Island that is so low it says fish populations including steelhead, coho salmon and trout may be threatened.The Forests and Lands Ministry ...

Mon, 19 Aug 2019 11:08:57 -0700
Residents of tent camp on Vancouver's downtown Eastside ordered out by Wednesday
VANCOUVER — Residents of a tent encampment in a park on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside have been told they have until Wednesday evening to remove their tents and other structures.The general manager of the Vancouver Park Board issued an eviction not...

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