National Newswatch

OHL Roundup: Spirit edge Greyhounds 4-3 in OT

Oct 16 2019 — The Canadian Press — SAULT STE MARIE, Ont. — Damien Giroux scored 2:47 into overtime, lifting the Saginaw Spirit to a 4-3 win over the Greyhounds in Sault Ste. Marie on Wednesday. The tally was the 19-year-old left-winger's second of the game. Cole Coskey and Jake Goldowski also scored for the Spirit (6-4-1). Cole MacKay, Billy Constantinou and Holden Wale had goals […]

B.C. logs its first case of vaping illness with more suspected: health officer

Oct 16 2019 — The Canadian Press — VICTORIA — British Columbia has confirmed its first probable case of vaping-related illness and the provincial health officer says she expects there to be more. Dr. Bonnie Henry said Thursday there are several other investigations underway that may also meet the case definition of the illness in the near future. "These are the first cases of vaping-related illness in B.C., but […]

Premier Ford says he won’t be drawn into federal election campaign

Oct 16 2019 — The Canadian Press — KENORA, Ont. — Ontario Premier Doug Ford says he won't be drawn into the federal election despite being the subject of frequent attacks from Liberal leader Justin Trudeau. Ford made the comments during only his second media availability since the campaign began in September. Ford says he's been too busy governing to campaign on behalf of […]

Cundill History Prize reveals three women as finalists for its literary award

Oct 16 2019 — The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Three books about political movements that shaped global history are in the running for this year's Cundill History Prize. A representative for the prestigious McGill University award says for the first time all the finalists for the US$75,000 prize are women. Among them is Harvard University professor and New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore for "These Truths: A […]

Swedish activist Greta Thunberg in Edmonton on Friday for climate strike

Oct 16 2019 — The Canadian Press — EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney said he hopes Swedish climate campaigner Greta Thunberg is warmly welcomed in Edmonton on Friday, but there are no plans to meet with her. Climate Justice Edmonton announced Wednesday that the 16-year-old Stockholm student will join a march from a downtown Edmonton park to a climate strike rally at the Alberta legislature. "We hope that […]

SIR units plunge after trust lowers payouts due to lower restaurant sales

Oct 16 2019 — The Canadian Press — TORONTO — SIR Royalty Income Fund units fell to a multi-year low Wednesday after it warned that investor payouts will drop 16.7 per cent to reflect lower food and drink sales at its restaurants, which include the Jack Astors chain. SIR said same-store sales for its operating company's fourth quarter, which ended Aug. 25, were down 5.9 per cent and didn't […]

HPV immunization program in B.C. cuts rates of pre-cancer in women: study

Oct 16 2019 — The Canadian Press — VANCOUVER — Rates of cervical pre-cancer in women have been cut by more than half in British Columbia and the province's school immunization program for the human papillomavirus is being given credit for the results.  A study published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases says those who took part in the program to prevent the sexually transmitted infection had a 57 per […]

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Oct 16 2019 — The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (16,427.18, up 8.79 points). Aphria Inc. (TSX:APHA). Health care. Down 76 cents, or 10.6 per cent, to $6.41 on 5.9 million shares. Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Down 23 cents, 4.63 per cent, to $4.74 on 5.2 million shares. Manulife […]

A list of cuts and program changes the Ford government has reversed

Oct 16 2019 — The Canadian Press — TORONTO — The Ontario government's decision to reverse course on a plan to take control of Toronto's subway system marks the latest in a series of instances in which Premier Doug Ford or his ministers have backtracked on previous commitments. Below is a list of other decisions Ford's Progressive Conservatives have walked back: Subway upload: […]

A list of cuts and program changes the Ford government has reversed

Oct 16 2019 — The Canadian Press — TORONTO — The Ontario government's decision to reverse course on a plan to take control of Toronto's subway system marks the latest in a series of instances in which Premier Doug Ford or his ministers have backtracked on previous commitments. Below is a list of other decisions Ford's Progressive Conservatives have walked back: Subway upload: […]

Map shows Vancouver areas likely to see quake damage as city preps for ShakeOut

Oct 16 2019 — The Canadian Press — VANCOUVER — A map released by the City of Vancouver highlights areas that would see the most severe damage during a significant earthquake. The map has been produced as part of the city's ongoing investments to assess earthquake risk and upgrade infrastructure. It shows a magnitude 7.3 earthquake would cause the most damage to Vancouver's older, multi-family residential […]