Monday September 01, 2014




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B.C. parents to get cash as teachers stay on strike: Minister B.C.'s education minister says parents can start applying for payments of $40 a day to offset costs as a teachers strike keeps kids home from school. Peter Fassbender renewed a promise not to legislate teachers back to work.




Montreal cafe lets patrons get their caffeine and cat fix A newly opened Montreal business claims to be the first dedicated cat cafe in North America. The cofounder of the Cafe des Chats says customers can play with the resident felines, which were adopted from the SPCA.




Exhibit traces WWI sacrifices made by Newfoundland Regiment An exhibit in St. John's, Newfoundland aims to chronicle the then-colony's First World War contributions. Anne Chafe of The Rooms museum and archives says she was "overwhelmed" by all the stories and artifacts shared by locals.




Business Forecast: Traders to watch jobs numbers this week North American markets appear tired heading into September -- historically the worst month for stocks. Investors will look to U.S. and Canadian employment numbers set to be released Friday.




Surgeon adapting airplane black box technology for medical use A Toronto surgeon says a technology based on aviation black boxes could make operating rooms "safer for patients." Dr. Teodor Grantcharov is working on a device that records video, audio and patient data during surgery.




Raw Video: Tour bus towed after rollover on B.C. highway A tour bus rolled over on a highway near Merritt, B.C. Friday, leaving 56 people injured -- seven of them critically. The badly damaged bus was later towed to a lot in Kelowna.




Canada sending aid packages to Iraq to aid minorities: Paradis The international development minister says aid packages, including tents and hygiene kits, are being sent to Iraq to help religious minorities. Christian Paradis says the supplies are meant to "address basic needs."




Energy strategy agreement a 'watershed' moment: Christy Clark Canada's premiers have agreed to proceed with a national energy strategy, including prior hold-outs Quebec and B.C. Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard says making the "essential link" between energy and the environment was key.




Canada sending aid packages to Iraq to aid minorities: Paradis The international development minister says aid packages, including tents and hygiene kits, are being sent to Iraq to help religious minorities. Christian Paradis says the supplies are meant to "address basic needs."




Premiers want wines & spirits to flow freely between provinces British Columbia and Saskatchewan have agreed to drop trade barriers that keep wines and craft spirits from being sold between provinces. B.C.Premier Christy Clark calls the deal "fantastic for consumers."




Inside a recreational-marijuana store Colorado recreational-pot store owner Brian Ruden says his business is experiencing the growing pains of an emerging industry. Ruden says he is forced to deal only in cash because banks won't do business with him.




Inside a recreational-marijuana store Colorado recreational-pot store owner Brian Ruden says his business is experiencing the growing pains of an emerging industry. Ruden says he is forced to deal only in cash because banks won't do business with him.




101-year-old javelin thrower an 'inspiration' to family Florence Storch earned a silver medal in javelin at the 55-Plus Games near Edmonton Thursday. With three generations of family supporting her, the 101-year-old says she will keep competing as long as she can.




Train engineer's lawyer wants Lac-Megantic charges dropped Tom Harding's lawyer says charges against the engineer should be dropped in light of the Transportation Safety Board's report on the Lac-Megantic derailment. Harding is charged with 47 counts of criminal negligence causing death.




Police look for gunman after shooting in Gatineau, Quebec Police say they didn't find a gunman they suspected barricaded himself in a Gatineau, Quebec building after two people were shot. Police evacuated residents from the building during the operation.




Premiers kick off annual meeting in Charlottetown The annual premiers meeting started Thursday with a focus expected on trade discussions. P.E.I. Premier Robert Ghiz reminded attendees that the conference that cemented Confederation happened in Charlottetown 150 years ago.




NDP and Liberals agree on need for aboriginal women inquiry The two main federal opposition parties both say an inquiry into the issue of missing and murdered aboriginal women is needed. NDP Leader Tom Mulcair says if elected, his party would hold an inquiry after consultations.




NDP and Liberals agree on need for aboriginal women The two main federal opposition parties both say an inquiry into the issue of missing and murdered aboriginal women is needed. NDP Leader Tom Mulcair says if elected, his party would hold an inquiry after consultations.




Premiers call for action on missing & murdered aboriginal women Provincial leaders are building to a consensus on the issue of missing and murdered aboriginal women, and are searching for new ways to resolve the issue. Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall says there must be a desire to act.




Researchers simulate oil spill with 'drift cards' A continuing study aims to model how an oil spill would affect British Columbia. Its latest phase saw researchers tossing hundreds of 'drift cards' into the Fraser River.




Harper raises Russian threat in speech to troops Stephen Harper watched a series of military manoeuvres off the coast of Baffin Island, Nunavut, on Tuesday. The prime minister told the troops Canada must remain vigilant in the face of growing Russian aggression.




Police call for action rather than an aboriginal inquiry The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police says an inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women would only cause delay. Newly elected president Clive Weighill is calling for action on underlying issues.




Trudeaus not targeted in home incident: Police Ottawa police say the man who walked into federal Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau's home in Ottawa earlier this month was drunk at the time and wandered into the wrong house by mistake. No charges are being laid in the incident.




Stephen Harper joins search for Franklin expedition ships Prime Minister Stephen Harper joined the Parks Canada search in Eclipse Sound, Nunavut, for the two ships of Sir John Franklin's doomed 1845 expedition. Harper says it's a mystery that has to be solved.




Justin Trudeau steps back in the boxing ring Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau sparred with former competitive boxer Mickey MacDonald on Monday, before a fundraiser hosted by the Halifax businessman.




Police chiefs don't take stand on aboriginal women inquiry Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police president Jim Chu says his organization is working to protect women, but the group has not been asked to support the call for a public inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women.




Tim Hortons-Burger King deal must benefit Canada: NDP NDP industry critic Peggy Nash says her party is concerned about how a merger between Tim Hortons and Burger King could affect the coffee chain's Canadian employees.




Business Forecast: Investors look to bank earnings The financial sector could lift the Toronto market after Royal Bank kicked off the quarterly earnings season with a record profit. Analysts are looking for solid performances from the rest of the big banks this week.




Harper on 'wrong side of history' on aboriginal inquiry: Trudeau Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau says Prime Minister Stephen Harper is "out of touch" and "on the wrong side of history" in his opposition to a public inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women.




Harper breaks ground on Canadian High Arctic Research Station Stephen Harper took part in a groundbreaking ceremony for the Canadian High Arctic Research Station in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. The facility was first announced in 2007 and is scheduled to open in 2017.






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