Wednesday September 17, 2014

Just the Facts: B.C. teachers' strike Public school teachers in British Columbia have been on strike since June 17. Here are some numbers on their continuing dispute with the province.

Ice-cream decision leads to $50-million lottery win An Orillia couple have become Ontario's latest multimillionaires. Deanna Bergeron says she bought the winning Lotto Max ticket after she ate her fiance's last ice-cream bar and had to go to the store to replace it.

Mulcair slams Harper for lack of debate on Iraq advisers NDP Leader Tom Mulcair says the prime minister is breaking a "solemn promise" by sending military advisers to Iraq with no parliamentary debate. Stephen Harper says debate isn't needed since Canada is not taking a combat role.

Harper says Cold War not over for Putin Prime Minister Stephen Harper marked the resumption of Parliament with a tough-talking rally on protecting Canadian values. Harper says since the start of the Ukraine crisis, Canada has led the way in seeking Russia's isolation.

Police tight-lipped about deadly shooting in rural Ontario Residents of the small southwestern Ontario community of Clinton have a lot more questions than answers about a police operation in the area. Police say a man was found shot to death Saturday night near a wildlife conservation area.

Expected market volatility with U.K. referendum and Fed meeting Volatility is expected on stock markets as traders anticipate a possible change in the U.S. Federal Reserve's interest rates and the uncertain outcome of the upcoming Scottish referendum.

Newfoundland & Labrador Tories choose Paul Davis as new premier Former police officer Paul Davis is Newfoundland and Labrador's next premier, after narrowly defeating John Ottenheimer for leadership of the governing Tories. Davis says reconnecting with people of the province is important.

Newfoundland & Labrador Tories choose Paul Davis as new premier Former police officer Paul Davis is Newfoundland and Labrador's next premier, after narrowly defeating John Ottenheimer for leadership of the governing Tories. Davis says reconnecting with people of the province is important.

Doug Ford to 'take the torch' for brother Rob in mayoral race In an emotional speech Friday, Toronto city councillor Doug Ford vowed to carry on his brother's legacy. Rob Ford dropped out of the mayoral race after a tumour was found in his abdomen.

Scotland referendum has echoes of Quebec vote: Professor Scotland is fast approaching the Sept. 18 referendum on independence. One expert says there are some parallels with Quebec's previous votes on sovereignty.

Doug Ford enters Toronto mayoral race as Rob Ford bows out Toronto city councillor Doug Ford entered the city's mayoral race Friday after his brother Rob Ford dropped out. The current mayor is now running for city council after doctors found he has an abdominal tumour.

Outgoing Alberta premier emotional as he resigns seat Dave Hancock appeared choked up as he announced his resignation from the Alberta legislature. The longtime member became premier when Alison Redford resigned last spring.

New sensors to provide earthquake warning for southern B.C. The University of British Columbia is installing a new system of sensors to trigger alarms in schools that will warn of an imminent earthquake. The program's leader says even a few seconds of warning can be crucial for safety.

Rob Ford's biopsy results won't be known for a week: Doctor Dr. Zane Cohen from Toronto's Mount Sinai Hospital says the biopsy results of a tumour found in Rob Ford's abdomen won't be known for another week. Cohen says the mayor is receiving medication for his pain.

Mom whose son died fighting for ISIL wants to make a difference The mother of Damian Clairmont, a Canadian killed fighting alongside rebels in Syria, says she wants to prevent radicalization of other youth. Chris Boudreau says she hopes other families won't have to go through what she has.

Mulcair attacks Trudeau by mocking Liberal ad slogan NDP Leader Tom Mulcair is questioning Justin Trudeau's fitness to govern, taking a jab at the "getting ready to lead" slogan used in the most recent Liberal party ad.

EI premium cut will be 'helpful' for small business: Joe Oliver Finance Minister Joe Oliver says an initiative to cut employment insurance premiums for small businesses will have an impact on the economy. The Small Business Job Credit will last for the next two years.

Tom Mulcair not wading into Scottish independence debate NDP Leader Tom Mulcair says he's not taking sides in the referendum on Scottish independence. Alex Salmond, the Scottish First Minister, this week derided Prime Minister Stephen Harper's call for a united U.K.

Summer snow wallop could lead to long cleanup: Calgary mayor Tree branches fell and power was knocked out in areas of Calgary Wednesday after southern Alberta's second summer snowstorm in days. Mayor Naheed Nenshi says crews are at work, but adds the cleanup could take a while.

Prostitution activist ejected from Senate hearing The woman at the centre of the Supreme Court case on prostitution laws has been thrown out of a Senate hearing for not adhering to a time limit. Terri-Jean Bedford says a proposed replacement law would make matters worse.

Mike Tyson says he's in Rob Ford's corner Controversial former heavyweight champion boxer Mike Tyson is defending Rob Ford. Tyson met the mayor at Toronto City Hall Tuesday and said public figures deserve the same understanding for their troubles as anyone.

Franklin ship finding historic for Canada: Stephen Harper Prime Minister Stephen Harper was all smiles as he announced Tuesday that one of the Franklin Expedition ships had been found. The two ships were lost in 1845 during a doomed quest for the Northwest Passage.

Calgary hit by summer snowstorm Calgary and southern Alberta are covered in white as a late-summer snowstorm dropped several centimetres of snow. Spruce Meadows' Ian Allison says it's probably a shock to the riders arriving for this week's "Masters."

Reaction to predicted summer weather trends continuing for fall The Weather Network is predicting milder than normal fall temperatures in Western Canada, and chillier weather in most of the Prairies and Central Canada. Torontonians and Vancouverites have mixed reactions to the forecast.

Mother charged with murder after nine-year-old found dead Laura Coward has been charged with first-degree murder after her nine-year-old daughter was found dead in a vehicle in west-central Alberta last week. An RCMP officer says child death cases can be hard on investigators.

Luka Rocco Magnotta's lawyer looking for 'open-minded' jurors Jury selection has begun in the first-degree murder trial of Luka Rocco Magnotta. Magnotta's lawyer says he is not concerned with the "ethnic background" of the jurors, but is looking for people who are "intelligent."

Baird 'deeply skeptical' of Russia de-escalating Ukraine crisis Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird says he hopes a political solution can be reached in the Ukraine crisis, as a ceasefire with Russia continues to hold. Baird met with his EU counterpart Monday to discuss closer co-operation.

Justin Bieber's lawyer 'pleased' Toronto charge withdrawn Justin Bieber has one less legal battle as prosecutors have withdrawn an assault charge in connection with a Toronto incident involving a limousine driver. Bieber's lawyer says the charge had no merit.

Business Forecast: Traders look to retail figures Investors will look to retail earnings in Canada and the U.S., in what is expected to be a light week in economic news.

Jim Prentice to aim to earn Albertans' trust as premier Jim Prentice will be Alberta's new premier after being elected leader of the province's Progressive Conservative Party. With 77 per cent of the votes, he says he has a clear mandate to move Alberta forward.

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