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  1. Buses cancelled today in Almaguin, March 24

    Muskokaregion.com - Muskoka Region 03.24 / 11:03 muskokaregion.com
    ALMAGUIN-NORTH BAY — School buses have been cancelled in the Almaguin due to inclement weather, according to Nipissing-Parry Sound Student Transportation S…
  2. Twelve eastern Ontario schools to close

    1310news.com - Ontario 03.24 / 11:02 www.1310news.com
    KEMPTVILLE, Ont. — Eastern Ontario’s public school board has voted to close 12 schools, as it tries to shed empty pupil spaces and reduce expenses. The Upper Canada District School Board voted at a special meeting in Kemptivlle, Thursday night, to close eight schools within the next 15 months. Four others will close at dates…
  3. Ban cars on John Street? A group of lawyer-cyclists says 'that's what makes the most sense'

    Cbc.ca - Ontario 03.24 / 10:55 www.cbc.ca
    A group of prominent lawyer-cyclists wants the province to intervene in the city's John Street revitalization plan because it offers too little to cyclists and too much to drivers, they…
  4. Potential record-breaker laker: Thunder Bay port ready to welcome 1st ship of 2017

    Cbc.ca - Ontario 03.24 / 10:55 www.cbc.ca
    Port officials in Thunder Bay, Ont. are set to welcome the first vessel of the 2017 shipping season Friday, and the group's CEO says this year could be a…
  5. School bus cancellations by school board

    Barrie.ctvnews.ca - Ontario 03.24 / 10:46 barrie.ctvnews.ca
    See current school bus cancellations for Simcoe, York, Wellington-Dufferin, Muskoka, Haliburton, Kawartha Lakes, Nipissing, Parry Sound, and Grey…
  6. Wynne's approval rating drops to 12 per cent: poll

    Toronto.ctvnews.ca - Ontario 03.24 / 10:46 toronto.ctvnews.ca
    Premier Kathleen Wynne’s approval rating has hit an all-time low, dropping to 12 per cent in a recent Angus Reid Institute s…
  7. Funeral Friday for 7-year-old Nathan Dumas

    Kitchener.ctvnews.ca - Ontario 03.24 / 10:45 kitchener.ctvnews.ca
    Funeral services will be held today for a seven-year-old boy who died last week in St.…
  8. Freezing rain, ice pellets this morning for Muskoka, March 24

    Muskokaregion.com - Muskoka Region 03.24 / 10:40 muskokaregion.com
    MUSKOKA (Friday, March 24, 2017) — This is your weather and road report for Friday, March 2…
  1. Dozens stranded on Highway 13 attend class-action lawsuit session for

    Montreal.ctvnews.ca - Quebec 03.24 / 03:18 montreal.ctvnews.ca
    Ten days after the Highway 13 debacle that left hundreds of people stranded on Highway 13, many of those who were trapped met to learn about their legal…
  2. Canadiens drop 2nd straight ahead of Saturday showdown with Senators

    Cbc.ca - Quebec 03.24 / 02:41 www.cbc.ca
    Lee Stempniak scored twice as the visiting Carolina Hurricanes defeated the Montreal Canadiens 4-1 on Thursday night to extend their point streak to nine games and keep their playoff hopes…
  3. Call of the Wilde: Galchenyuk shines

    Montreal.ctvnews.ca - Quebec 03.24 / 02:31 montreal.ctvnews.ca
    All eyes were on the big change that Claude Julien tried, moving Galchenyuk back to the wing and trying Shaw at centre for the first time this…
  4. Hurricanes storm over the Canadiens

    Montreal.ctvnews.ca - Quebec 03.24 / 02:31 montreal.ctvnews.ca
    Lee Stempniak scored twice as the visiting Carolina Hurricanes defeated the Montreal Canadiens 4-1 on Thursday night to extend their point streak to nine games and keep their playoff hopes…
  5. Robotic battle royale taking place at Claude Robillard Arena

    Montreal.ctvnews.ca - Quebec 03.24 / 02:31 montreal.ctvnews.ca
    Children are getting into fights at the Claude Robillard Arena, and the girls are showing off a lot of…
  6. Quebec's $3M plan to help adults with autism not enough, critics say

    Cbc.ca - Quebec 03.23 / 23:59 www.cbc.ca
    Days after the province unveiled its long-awaited autism action plan, those on the front lines say the amount of money earmarked for adults living with autism is…
  7. Friends, colleagues of murdered woman say police were slow to act

    Montreal.ctvnews.ca - Quebec 03.23 / 23:50 montreal.ctvnews.ca
    An 18-year-old murder victim's plea with police to help protect her was largely ignored, a colleague and friend told…
  8. Borough of Côte-des-Neiges–NDG to take control of urgent repairs in rental units

    Cbc.ca - Quebec 03.23 / 22:23 www.cbc.ca
    Montreal’s Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce borough wants to take on landlords who don’t do their jobs properl…
  1. Once bullied for being a cheerleader, Dartmouth coach is aiming high

    Cbc.ca - Nova Scotia 03.24 / 10:55 www.cbc.ca
    When Ayjay Colley first signed up for cheerleading at 14, it wasn't easy for him. Now 22, he's nominated for coach of the year at Cheer Expo, Nova Scotia's biggest annual cheerleading…
  2. Fire causes significant damage to Bayers Road home

    Cbc.ca - Nova Scotia 03.24 / 10:31 www.cbc.ca
    No one was injured but an early morning fire at a home in Halifax's west end was significantly damaged on…
  3. Nova Scotia's first black superintendent appointed to Tri-County School Board

    Cbc.ca - Nova Scotia 03.24 / 10:31 www.cbc.ca
    Paul Ash is making history as the first school board superintendent of African descent in Nova…
  4. Here's how goggles can help brain-injury patients see the whole picture

    Cbc.ca - Nova Scotia 03.24 / 09:43 www.cbc.ca
    Following a brain injury, people can lose their ability to see the left side of the world, but with a special set of lenses developed by researchers at Dalhousie University, patients can train their brains to see both sides of the…
  5. $800K project aims to keep invasive fish out of Kejimkukjik National Park

    Cbc.ca - Nova Scotia 03.24 / 09:43 www.cbc.ca
    Nova Scotia's Kejimkujik National Park welcomes 40,000 visitors a year, but there is one visitor Parks Canada desperately wants to keep out: invasive fish that are now established just outside the park…
  6. Pop-up soccer stadium could come together this summer

    Thecoast.ca - Nova Scotia 03.24 / 04:13 www.thecoast.ca
    Think of it as a free kick. Halifax can test out an open-air stadium in the shadow of Citadel Hill without spending anything more than the price of admission. Sports and Entertainment Atlantic president Derek Martin pitched the idea to councillors on Thursday for a pop-up stadium at the Wanderers Grounds, between the Public Gardens and the Museum of Natural History. Current plans call for an easy-to-assemble facility with two large bleachers seating 5,000 to 6,000…
  7. MP Cuzner says EI changes, R&D spending among budget benefits

    1015thehawk.com - Nova Scotia 03.23 / 23:22 www.1015thehawk.com
    The member of Parliament for Cape Breton-Canso says people in his riding will benefit from measures introduced in the latest budget. Finance Read…
  8. Yet another storm day for students

    1015thehawk.com - Nova Scotia 03.23 / 23:22 www.1015thehawk.com
    Students in the Quad Counties have their third storm day in the last four days. Classes in the Strait Regional School Board have Read…
  1. Saint John truck traffic exhausts patience: 'They think this is the Indy 500'

    Cbc.ca - New Brunswick 03.24 / 10:55 www.cbc.ca
    Some Saint John councillors are upset about the years it is taking to overhaul city truck routes — and their constituents are just as i…
  2. 3 injured in head-on collision east of Glovertown

    Cbc.ca - Newfoundland 03.24 / 10:55 www.cbc.ca
    Three people have been hurt in a head-on collision on the Trans-Canada Highway west of…
  3. New N.S. mother in hospital battling flesh-eating disease

    Atlantic.ctvnews.ca - Newfoundland 03.24 / 10:45 atlantic.ctvnews.ca
    Lindsey Hubley and her fiancé Mike Sampson have been looking forward to the birth of their first child for months. Their son Myles was born March 2, but just days later, Lindsey was back in a Halifax hospital fighting for her …
  4. Help wanted: marijuana company hiring in St. Stephen

    Cbc.ca - New Brunswick 03.24 / 10:06 www.cbc.ca
    Tidal Health Solutions, a medical marijuana company based in St. Stephen, tells CBC News it is currently hiting assistant grower and lab technician. The company also plans to hire "between 30 and 40 workers" in the coming months, according to partner and spokesperson Kent…
  5. Pool closure at UNB won't change city's priorities, says mayor

    Cbc.ca - New Brunswick 03.24 / 10:06 www.cbc.ca
    The City of Fredericton isn't budging on its list of priorities, despite UNB announcing the closure of the Lady Beaverbrook Gymnasium building, which includes the only competition-sized pool in the…
  6. Warmer temperatures just in time for the weekend

    Cbc.ca - New Brunswick 03.24 / 09:43 www.cbc.ca
    Brennan Allen, a CBC meteorologist says temperatures are expected to increase by ten degrees just in time for the…
  7. 'I want my car back': 4 months later, woman says she can't get answers from garage

    Cbc.ca - Newfoundland 03.24 / 09:43 www.cbc.ca
    Amy Hancock says she brought her car to Roche's Automotive for repairs four months ago, but has had no luck since trying to find out when she can get it…
  8. Car crashes, drowning, abuse and neglect: How 53 vulnerable N.B. children died

    Cbc.ca - New Brunswick 03.24 / 09:43 www.cbc.ca
    For the first time, the government has revealed some details on how its most vulnerable children are dying, information it previously said it couldn’t r…
  1. Teghan's top 5 things to do this weekend in Winnipeg (March 24-26)

    Cbc.ca - Manitoba 03.24 / 10:30 www.cbc.ca
    ​There’s a good mix this weekend, with a comedy legend taking the stage at The Park Theatre, an indie band releasing an album in the West End and an art party in an Exchange District gal…
  2. Judge to rule on admissibility of DNA evidence in Candace Derksen retrial today

    Cbc.ca - Manitoba 03.24 / 10:30 www.cbc.ca
    A Manitoba judge will decide today whether DNA evidence linking Mark Grant to the 1984 killing of Candace Derksen will be entered in the accused's…
  3. Osborne Village Inn to reopen with 'micro-apartments' this fall

    Cbc.ca - Manitoba 03.24 / 10:30 www.cbc.ca
    The owner of the vacant Osborne Village Inn plans to reopen the property this fall with small furnished apartments on the upper storeys and commercial tenants on the main floor and in the…
  4. Consult with medical cannabis users on legislation, NDP urges province

    Cbc.ca - Manitoba 03.24 / 10:30 www.cbc.ca
    The Manitoba NDP have added their voice to a handful of critics who have concerns about how the province’s proposed new cannabis legislation will affect medical u…
  5. Study investigates affordability of housing in city

    The percentage of Winnipeggers living in so-called core housing has steadily dropped since the early 1990s and is below the national average, a study shows. The study was in a profile released Thursday by Peg, led by the United Way and the International Institute of Sustainable…
  6. Man gets five years for 1981 sex assaults

    A 73-year-old man has been sentenced to five years in prison after he was found guilty of sex crimes that happened more than three decades ago. Richard McHugh was convicted after a trial of buggery and indecent assault, as the criminal charges were then known, for sexually assaulting two…
  7. Man posing as Hydro worker tries to enter residence in Island Lakes

    A man posing as a Manitoba Hydro worker and wearing a Hydro uniform tried to get inside an Island Lakes home on Wednesday. Police said the man told the homeowner who answered the door that he was there to “check if the furnace was up to code.” When the homeowner asked the man…
  8. Pediatrician transformed Chinatown

    The man who was instrumental in modernizing Winnipeg’s Chinatown and was pediatrician to generations of children has died. Dr. Joseph Du died March 19 in Winnipeg of complications from diabetes. He was 83. He was made a member of the Order of Canada in 1985 and of Manitoba’s…
  1. Canada-wide recession would follow foreign buyers tax in Toronto, Brad Lamb says

    Cbc.ca - British Columbia 03.24 / 10:54 www.cbc.ca
    Toronto developer Brad Lamb is warning a foreign home buyers tax could cause a Canada-wide recession, but a professor advocating for the tax says Lamb is just "fear mongering" to save his bottom…
  2. Crabbing trip goes awry after adults fall overboard, leaving children in boat

    Cbc.ca - British Columbia 03.24 / 09:43 www.cbc.ca
    A passing boat in Cowichan Bay, B.C. was able to pull up alongside the erratic vessel and show the children how to pull the kill switch on their boat's…
  3. Canada-wide recession would follow foreign buyers tax in Toronto, developer says

    Cbc.ca - British Columbia 03.24 / 09:19 www.cbc.ca
    Toronto developer Brad Lamb is warning a foreign home buyers tax could cause a Canada-wide recession, but a professor advocating for the tax says Lamb is just "fear mongering" to save his bottom…
  4. Inexpensive credit for speculators is fuelling irrational housing price increases

    Cbc.ca - British Columbia 03.24 / 09:19 www.cbc.ca
    No, I am not asking that the Bank of Canada raise rates prematurely to address the housing issue. But we need to start cracking down on nonconforming…
  5. WorkSafe BC refers to ‘humiliating’ work environment at VSB

    News1130.com - British Columbia 03.24 / 07:05 www.news1130.com
    Yet another report is highlighting a poor work environment for Vancouver School Board administrators under the old board of…
  6. Independent Investigations Office launches court action against VPD

    News1130.com - British Columbia 03.24 / 06:41 www.news1130.com
    The action stems from a shooting that happened at a Canadian Tire on Grandview last…
  7. 2017 British Columbia election: Surrey-Green Timbers riding profile

    Cbc.ca - British Columbia 03.24 / 06:35 www.cbc.ca
    A look at Surrey-Green Timbers, one of the 87 electoral districts in British…
  8. Vancouver Aquarium cetacean ban could mean animals will have to be euthanized: DFO

    Globalnews.ca - British Columbia 03.24 / 06:12 globalnews.ca
    The federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) predicts that the Vancouver Park Board's ban on cetaceans at the Vancouver Aquarium could have potentially tragic…
  1. Charlottetown sergeant urges people to read Little Black Book of Scams

    Cbc.ca - Prince Edward Island 03.24 / 10:55 www.cbc.ca
    A staff sergeant in Charlottetown is urging people to read The Little Black Book of Scams, a tool for consumers and businesses published by the federal Competition…
  2. A tale of two Frosty Treats: Kensington gets second location

    Cbc.ca - Prince Edward Island 03.24 / 10:07 www.cbc.ca
    Kensington, P.E.I., will soon have two Frosty Treat Dairy Bars — with the new location opening half a kilometre away from the location that has been a fixture for more than four d…
  3. Famous P.E.I. painting gets facelift, thanks to another Islander

    Cbc.ca - Prince Edward Island 03.24 / 09:20 www.cbc.ca
    Robert Harris's painting A Meeting of the School Trustees depicts a famous P.E.I. scene, and now another Islander has taken on its…
  4. Cardigan MP Lawrence MacAulay sets sights on improved ferry service for P.E.I.

    Cbc.ca - Prince Edward Island 03.23 / 23:10 www.cbc.ca
    Cardigan’s member of parliament says stable funding for the ferry service to P.E.I. is one thing he was happy to see in the federal b…
  5. Director returning to Watermark Theatre after hit show last summer

    Cbc.ca - Prince Edward Island 03.23 / 23:10 www.cbc.ca
    It's a mutual love affair between theatre director Alan Kinsella and P.E.I. audiences, with his Watermark Theatre play a big hit with crowds, and his fondness for seafood, as well as other Island…
  6. P.E.I. daycare owner hoping billions from Ottawa funds more infant spaces

    Cbc.ca - Prince Edward Island 03.23 / 22:23 www.cbc.ca
    The longtime owner of a Charlottetown daycare is hoping some of the $7 billion in childcare spending announced in yesterday's federal budget will help subsidise more infant spaces on…
  7. Pop-up shop aims to make retail space accessible for young artists and entrepreneurs

    Cbc.ca - Prince Edward Island 03.23 / 21:14 www.cbc.ca
    Some young Island artists and entrepreneurs are finding creative ways to sell their products, including a pop-up shop at the Confederation Court…
  8. Loss of transit tax a wait and see game for P.E.I.

    Cbc.ca - Prince Edward Island 03.23 / 20:02 www.cbc.ca
    Transit operators on P.E.I. are waiting and seeing how transit news in the federal budget will affect their bottom…
  1. Regina Pats enter playoffs number 1 in Canada

    Cbc.ca - Saskatchewan 03.24 / 10:55 www.cbc.ca
    It's playoff time for the Western Hockey League and, for the first time in a long time, big things are expected from the Regina…
  2. Saskatchewan Huskies lineman looking to make his mark at CFL Combine

    Globalnews.ca - Saskatoon 03.24 / 01:56 globalnews.ca
    Saskatchewan Huskies offensive lineman Evan Johnson is one of three members of his team preparing to take part in the CFL Draft…
  3. 'Beginning to hit a wall': MVA concerned over provincial funding cuts

    Newstalk650.com - Saskatchewan 03.24 / 01:50 newstalk650.com
    The Meewasin Valley Authority is "taking a hit" from the provincial budget, and it could jeopardize the organization's services.   The province revealed in Wednesday's budget they're cutting $409,000 from the MVA's funding, nearly half of the $909,000 that was expected.   "It will certainly have an impact," MVA CEO Lloyd Isaak told 650 CKOM. "We're going to try and find a way through this somehow."   Isaak said the lost funding represents 20 per cent of the MVA's overall budget, minus do…
  4. Rural seniors hit hard by STC shutdown

    Newstalk650.com - Saskatchewan 03.24 / 01:04 newstalk650.com
    Elsi Kowalenko takes the Saskatchewan Transportation Company bus once a month from Perdue to Saskatoon for medical appointments. But now the 92-year-old will have to find a different way to get around. Kowalenko was one of the many people who found out Wednesday afternoon that the government cut the service to save $85 million over 5 years. "A lot of seniors like myself depend on the service," she said. Monica Anderson's 85-year-old father also takes the service. He is taken Kyle to Sa…
  5. STC closure a ‘complete outrage’: bus rider with rare brain cancer

    Globalnews.ca - Saskatoon 03.24 / 00:23 globalnews.ca
    Nigel Fernandez uses the Saskatchewan Transportation Company to get to and from appointments at the Saskatoon Cancer…
  6. Sask. budget brings significant changes to school division funding and decision-making

    Globalnews.ca - Saskatoon 03.24 / 00:00 globalnews.ca
    An amendment to the Education Act will give the minister power to issue directives to the province's 28 school…
  7. Grade 6 boys to start receiving HPV vaccinations in Sask.

    Globalnews.ca - Saskatoon 03.24 / 00:00 globalnews.ca
    Grade 6 boys will be offered HPV vaccinations in the fall, a move that was announced in the Saskatchewan…
  8. STC shutdown leaves up to 300 cancer treatment patients looking for a ride

    Cbc.ca - Saskatoon 03.23 / 23:59 www.cbc.ca
    Cancer patients who rely on STC service to get to treatment in Regina and Saskatoon will have to find a new ride come June…
  1. Magic: The Gathering cards targeted by thieves

    Edmontonsun.com - Edmonton 03.24 / 10:51 www.edmontonsun.com
    A popular trading-card game rooted in a fantasy storyline is becoming a target of thieves at Edmonton comic-book…
  2. Woman pleads guilty to assault with a weapon for running over man with his own stolen van

    Edmontonsun.com - Alberta 03.24 / 10:26 www.edmontonsun.com
    A woman charged with attempted murder for stealing a man's van and then running him over with it pleaded guilty to assault with a weapon…
  3. More arrests in London terror attack.

    Newstalk770.com - Calgary 03.24 / 10:00 newstalk770.com
    A show of strength and solidarity in London. London Mayor Sadiq Khan says Londoners won't be "cowed" by terrorism as thousands gathered in Trafalgar…
  4. U-S set to approve the Keystone X-L pipeline project today.

    Newstalk770.com - Calgary 03.24 / 09:38 newstalk770.com
    The much debated Keystone XL pipeline project is expected to be approved by the U.S. government today. The White House isn't elaborating on today's…
  5. 'Strong suspicion': Dylan Koshman's 2008 disappearance in Edmonton upgraded to homicide investigation

    Cbc.ca - Alberta 03.24 / 09:19 www.cbc.ca
    An eight-year-old missing person case involving the disappearance of Dylan Koshman in Edmonton has been upgraded to a homicide investigation, The Fifth Estate has…
  6. Flames fall to Predators for back to back losses

    660news.com - Alberta 03.24 / 05:53 www.660news.com
    Called upon to play a bigger role, Colton Sissons did not disappoint. Sissons scored a goal, and Pekka Rinne made 24 saves to lead the Nashville Predators over the Calgary Flames 3-1 on Thursday night. Calle Jarnkrok and Ryan Ellis scored, and Colin Wilson had two assists for Nashville, which has won five of six.…
  7. Calgary landmarks lit up to support London

    660news.com - Alberta 03.24 / 04:43 www.660news.com
    Some of Calgary’s most notable landmarks are supporting the city of London in their own special way after Wednesday’s terrorist event . Mayor Naheed Nenshi tweeted Thursday night that the Langevin Bridge, Telus Spark and Olympic Plaza will light up in red, white and blue for the United Kingdom. Many landmarks, including Langevin Bridge, Telus…
  8. Oilers roar back with 5-goal 3rd period to stun Avalanche

    Cbc.ca - Alberta 03.24 / 04:37 www.cbc.ca
    Drake Caggiula and Jordan Eberle scored 1:10 apart to break a tie late in the third period, and the Edmonton Oilers rallied to beat the Colorado Avalanche 7-4 on Thursday…
  1. Francophones fly flag

    Hayriverhub.com - Northwest Territories 03.23 / 23:17 www.hayriverhub.com
    Students from Ecole Boreale marched downtown on March 17 to deliver the francophone flag of the NWT for a special ceremony. The Association franco-culturelle de Hay River organized a raising of the flag on the flagpole between the old town hall and the library in honour of the Rendez-vous de la Francophonie, a national celebration…