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The Canadian Press among six Michener Award finalists

April
29
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2016
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TORONTO — The Canadian Press is among six finalists for the prestigious Michener Award. The other finalists are CBC, Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Telegraph Journal and Societe Radio-Canada's Enquete. The award, founded in 1970 by...

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spends a day on troubled reserve, hauls water

April
29
,
2016
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SHOAL LAKE, Ont. — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hauled large jugs of drinking water and spoke with school children Thursday as he was immersed in the daily struggles of an isolated reserve that has been under a boil advisory for 19...

Accused in Amanda Todd case heads to court in Netherlands, more delays possible

April
29
,
2016
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VANCOUVER — The trial of a Dutch man facing dozens of child pornography and online extortion charges related to the suicide of a British Columbia teenager is slated to begin Friday morning in Amsterdam, despite Dutch media reports that his lawyer...

Bioethicist says Stephan conviction highlights a need for reporting of neglect

April
29
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2016
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CALGARY — The meningitis death of a 19-month-old boy who suffered for weeks while his parents treated him with home remedies is calling attention to the responsibilities of those who know about child abuse or neglect, but don't report it....

Canada lacks full picture of issues related to bail: Justice documents

April
29
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2016
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OTTAWA — Canada lacks a full picture of the issues related to bail, says a recent note drafted to brief Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould on the state of the criminal justice system. The document, obtained by The Canadian Press...

Winnipeg woman accused of hiding dead babies spared jail in separate fraud case

April
29
,
2016
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WINNIPEG — A Winnipeg woman charged with hiding the remains of six infants in a storage locker will not serve any extra jail time for an unrelated fraud charge. Andrea Giesbrecht pleaded guilty in February to swindling Manitoba’s Employment...

Earls faces backlash after dropping Alberta beef for Certified Humane U.S. meat

April
29
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2016
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VANCOUVER — A decision by Earls restaurants to ditch Alberta beef in favour of U.S. meat that is free of added hormones has prompted a backlash from cattle ranchers and threats to boycott the Canadian chain. The...

Postal union celebrates court victory over 2011 strike

April
29
,
2016
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OTTAWA — The Canadian Union of Postal Workers is crowing about a legal victory stemming from its labour dispute in 2011 that ended with government legislation. The union says an Ontario court has ruled the former federal Conservative...

N.B. judge set to rule today on cross-border beer case

April
29
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2016
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CAMPBELLTON, N.B. — A New Brunswick judge is expected to rule today on a case involving 14 cases of beer that could have implications on cross-border trade in Canada. The case involves Gerard Comeau, who is charged with illegally importing the...

The K in K-tel: Phil Kives was king of catchy commercials on television

April
29
,
2016
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WINNIPEG — Phil Kives, the tireless and optimistic pitchman who pioneered the television infomercial, died Wednesday after being hospitalized with an undisclosed illness. Kives, who was 87, grew up in poverty and made his riches...