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Hard, hard times again — sort of: Why a lot of N.L.'s fiscal problems are self-inflicted - Sat, 25 Feb 2017 05:00:00 EST
Premier Dwight Ball

Newfoundland and Labrador is shedding jobs as it deals with an unprecedented debt and a sluggish economy. But it's a crisis the government should have seen coming.

Royal Canadian Mint struggles to make money: documents - Sat, 25 Feb 2017 05:00:00 EST
2014 $20 fine silver Superma coin

Once a cash cow, the Royal Canadian Mint is struggling to make money. Internal documents and other reports show the mint is facing strong headwinds as sales of collector coins tank, revenues diminish and profits fall.

'Luckiest 2 guys in the Arctic' rescued by military plane training for search and rescue - Sat, 25 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST
Hall Beach Rescue Op

A Royal Canadian Air Force Twin Otter crew out for some search and rescue training accidentally found, and rescued, two Nunavut hunters needing help this week.

Want millennial voters? Conservatives must change, researchers say - Sat, 25 Feb 2017 05:00:00 EST
Manning Conference 20170224

Researchers brought a sobering message to the annual convention of the right-leaning Manning Centre Friday: most voters under 35 aren't connecting with the conservative movement, and if it wants to reach them, more than just messaging needs to change.

Giant Tiger and other discounters in expansion mode - Sat, 25 Feb 2017 05:00:00 EST
Shopper at Giant Tiger

Ottawa-based Giant Tiger has 200 stores across Canada, and intends to open another 10 to 15 every year for the next three years at least. It's not the only discount retailer that sees opportunity, as the weak Canadian economy encourages shoppers to focus on bargains.

Fugitives in the family: Son of accused Canadian Mennonite pot smuggler wanted on U.S. drug charges - Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:44:01 EST
Enrique Harms

Twenty-eight years after a Mennonite farmer from Leamington, Ont., fled to Mexico after being charged for smuggling marijuana into Canada, his eldest son has been indicted on drug charges in the U.S. and is a fugitive himself - this time from American law.

Parents guilty of 1st-degree murder of teen son who weighed 37 lb. at death - Fri, 24 Feb 2017 07:01:00 EST
Alex Radita and parents

The parents of a 15-year-old boy who died from starvation and neglect have been found guilty of first-degree murder by a Calgary judge.

Bereaved family outraged after drunk driver who killed 4 sent to healing lodge - Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:15:34 EST
Catherine McKay

The lawyer for Catherine McKay, who killed a family of four while driving drunk, says many inmates would benefit from a healing lodge.

Paul Henderson's sweater to go on display at Canadian Museum of History - Sat, 25 Feb 2017 06:00:00 EST
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The jersey Paul Henderson was wearing when he scored his historic goal to win the 1972 Summit Series will be part of a new hockey-themed exhibition at the Canadian Museum of History in 2017.

What's in your chicken sandwich? DNA test shows Subway sandwiches could contain just 50% chicken - Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:00:00 EST
subway oven roasted chicken

Canadians who opt for chicken sandwiches while dining at fast food restaurants may find a Marketplace analysis of what they contain a little hard to swallow.

Dear Sonja Birt: War bride's daughter searching for family of mom's P.E.I. pen pal - Fri, 24 Feb 2017 19:00:00 EST
Selma Smith

Rose Burke’s mother was one of 10 Dutch war brides who arrived in Canada on the same troop ship in 1946.

Manitoba looks to get rid of preliminary inquiries to deal with court backlog - Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:49:55 EST
Winnipeg courthouse

Two justices, a judge and the attorney general of Manitoba want Ottawa to change the criminal code so the province can conduct a four-year experiment on the justice system and see if it helps reduce court backlogs.

Thousands of northern B.C. patients' X-rays, CT scans and ultrasounds may have been misread - Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:41:00 EST
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A team of Vancouver radiologists is reviewing thousands of X-rays, CT scans and ultrasounds from a Terrace hospital, over concerns about possible errors.

Province gets 'kickback' from inmates' collect calls, lawyer says - Fri, 24 Feb 2017 05:00:00 EST
Michael Spratt, Criminal Defence Lawyer

Ottawa criminal lawyer Michael Spratt says the province is getting a "kickback" from commissions it receives on collect calls made from provincial jails. Inmates can only make collect calls, and nearly 300,000 phone calls are made each month.

Tory leadership debate format frees up candidates for spirited fights on key issues - Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:52:12 EST
Conservatives Debate 20170224

The 14 contenders for the Conservative Party leadership held a debate on the big stage at the Manning Centre Conference in Ottawa today, using a fresh format that pitted contenders against one another in small groups instead of letting all the candidates fight it out at once


Quebec entrepreneurs hope to add positive touch to Oscar nominee gift bags - Sat, 25 Feb 2017 07:53:43 -0500
This year's Oscar gift bags will contain a "Positive Cube" -- a small wooden box produced by Quebec-based company Bangarang. The boxes contain 199 cards, each bearing a positive or inspirational saying.
Air Canada plane from Halifax slides from Toronto runway in heavy fog - Sat, 25 Feb 2017 09:08:00 -0500
The Transportation Safety Board is investigating an incident involving an Air Canada flight from Halifax that landed at Toronto Pearson International Airport on Friday night.
Magnitude 4.9 earthquake reported off northwestern Vancouver Island - Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:43:00 -0500
A series of small earthquakes off Vancouver Island in recent days likely aren't a precursor of bigger shake ups to come, but are a reminder of the complex geological zones along coastal British Columbia, says a federal seismolgist.
One dead, two injured in fire at Ontario youth home - Sat, 25 Feb 2017 07:27:03 -0500
Ontario provincial police are investigating a fatal fire at a group home for teenagers in the Kawartha Lakes area.
Drunk driver who killed family of 4 moved to 'healing lodge' after serving 1 month - Fri, 24 Feb 2017 19:44:00 -0500
A woman sentenced to 10 years in prison after killing four people while driving drunk has been moved to an indigenous “healing lodge” just one month after she was sentenced.
No winning ticket for Friday night's $10M Lotto Max draw - Sat, 25 Feb 2017 08:15:53 -0500
No winning was sold for the $10 million jackpot in Friday night's Lotto Max draw.
'No regrets' as Fort McMurray fire chief Darby Allen retires - Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:12:00 -0500
Darby Allen, the Fort McMurray fire chief who offered regular updates to Canadians during last May’s enormous northern Alberta wildfire, retired on Friday. He said he has "no regrets" about his career.
B.C. plane crash survivors granted access to cockpit voice recorder - Fri, 24 Feb 2017 22:26:31 -0500
Survivors of a fiery plane crash just outside Vancouver's international airport have won access to an audio recording of what was happening in the cockpit before their aircraft plummeted from the sky.
'They knew he was dying': Parents guilty of 1st-degree murder in son's death - Fri, 24 Feb 2017 04:03:00 -0500
A judge has ruled that the parents of a diabetic boy who died of starvation and lack of treatment are guilty of first-degree murder.
What is a healing lodge? Inmate's transfer to holistic facility renews questions - Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:17:00 -0500
One month after Catherine McKay was sentenced to 10 years for an impaired driving collision that killed a family of four in Saskatchewan, she was transferred to a holistic correctional facility called a healing lodge.





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