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Strike averted as Purolator and Teamsters reach tentative agreement

Mar 29 2017 — The Canadian Press — MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Purolator says it has reached a tentative contract agreement with Teamsters Canada ahead of today's strike deadline. The company says it is returning to normal operations and again accepting shipments after stopping them on Tuesday. Purolator says it won't reveal the specifics of the tentative agreement until union members review and vote […]

Strike averted as Purolator and Teamsters reach tentative agreement

Mar 29 2017 — The Canadian Press — MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Purolator says it has reached a tentative contract agreement with Teamsters Canada ahead of today's strike deadline. The company says it is returning to normal operations and again accepting shipments after stopping them on Tuesday. Purolator says it won't reveal the specifics of the tentative agreement until union members review and vote […]

Five stories in the news today, March 29

Mar 29 2017 — The Canadian Press — Five stories in the news for Wednesday, March 29: ——— DEADLINE PASSES FOR CONSERVATIVE RIVALS TO SIGN UP NEW MEMBERS The deadline came and went at midnight for the Conservative leadership contenders to sign up new members. Kevin O'Leary was first out of the blocks to declare his membership tally by sending out an email blast […]

Deadline passes for Conservative rivals to sign up new members

Mar 29 2017 — The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The deadline has come and gone for the Conservative leadership contenders to sign up new members. Kevin O'Leary was first out of the blocks to declare his membership tally once the midnight deadline passed by sending out an email blast declaring he had signed up 33,336 members in 69 days. None of his […]

Deadline passes for Conservative rivals to sign up new members

Mar 29 2017 — The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The deadline has come and gone for the Conservative leadership contenders to sign up new members. Kevin O'Leary was first out of the blocks to declare his membership tally once the midnight deadline passed by sending out an email blast declaring he had signed up 33,336 members in 69 days. None of his […]

Deadline passes for Conservative rivals to sign up new members

Mar 29 2017 — The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The deadline has come and gone for the Conservative leadership contenders to sign up new members. Kevin O'Leary was first out of the blocks to declare his membership tally once the midnight deadline passed by sending out an email blast declaring he had signed up 33,336 members in 69 days. None of his […]

Water emergency declared in Picton, Ont., due to leak from sunken barge

Mar 29 2017 — The Canadian Press — PICTON, Ont. — The mayor of Picton, Ont., has declared a water emergency as a precautionary measure and is asking residents to limit their water use because of contaminants leaking from a partially submerged barge. Efforts to recover the barge from Picton Bay began on Friday and Prince Edward County officials initially said about 30 […]

Manitoba First Nation sues Ottawa, province over outstanding land claim

Mar 28 2017 — The Canadian Press — WINNIPEG — A Manitoba reserve is suing Ottawa and the province over a 21-year-old land claim agreement. The Roseau River First Nation says terms of the decades-old deal promised that between 5,800 and 16,000 acres would be set aside as reserve property. The lawsuit alleges only one per cent of the minimum agreement has been fulfilled, and that it […]

Fort McMurray plans ‘tranquil’, dawn-to-dusk gathering to anniversary of wildfire

Mar 28 2017 — The Canadian Press — FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. — A "tranquil, welcoming, supportive" gathering will be held to mark the one-year anniversary of the devastating wildfire in northeastern Alberta. Mayor Melissa Blake says dawn-to-dusk gathering on May 3 at Snye Park in Fort McMurray allows friends and neighbours to come together, reflect, and share in a safe and supported community environment. The community says the gathering’s […]

Fort McMurray plans ‘tranquil’, dawn-to-dusk gathering to anniversary of wildfire

Mar 28 2017 — The Canadian Press — FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. — A "tranquil, welcoming, supportive" gathering will be held to mark the one-year anniversary of the devastating wildfire in northeastern Alberta. Mayor Melissa Blake says dawn-to-dusk gathering on May 3 at Snye Park in Fort McMurray allows friends and neighbours to come together, reflect, and share in a safe and supported community environment. The community says the gathering’s […]

Rain swamps south coast as evacuation order, alert, in place elsewhere in B.C.

Mar 28 2017 — The Canadian Press — VANCOUVER — Rainfall warnings have been issued for the Howe Sound, Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley regions of B.C.'s south coast, with Environment Canada cautioning the deluge could cause flash floods or washouts. About 25 millimetres of rain fell near Squamish late Monday and a further 70 millimetres is expected across Howe Sound by Wednesday, creating conditions that the […]

Saskatchewan finance minister says diapers mistakenly included in PST change

Mar 28 2017 — The Canadian Press — REGINA — Saskatchewan Finance Minister Kevin Doherty says the province will not be taxing diapers. In the budget released last week, the government added provincial sales tax to things that were previously exempt such as children's clothing and footwear. An information notice that followed said cloth and disposable diapers were included too, but the finance […]

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Canadian ship involved in massive cocaine bust in international waters

Mar 28 2017 — The Canadian Press — FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A Royal Canadian Navy vessel was involved in an international anti-drug trafficking mission that led to the seizure of more than 14 tonnes of cocaine in international waters along the coasts of Central and South America. The U.S. Coast Guard said Tuesday that the drugs were seized in 17 different raids over a period of 26 days. "When smugglers […]

Manitoba RCMP investigate animals found dead without their ears

Mar 28 2017 — The Canadian Press — BRANDON, Man. — Police in southwestern Manitoba are investigating more cases of animals found dead with their ears cut off. Brandon RCMP say three coyotes and a raccoon were discovered in the same area where a pony's remains were found a few days ago. A dead goat was along the same road in the Rural Municipality of Whitewater, […]