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Sportsnet says two-thirds of Canadians watched first round of NHL playoffs

By The Canadian Press April 24, 2017 - 5:58pm Updated: April 24, 2017 - 6:30pm

TORONTO — The first round of the NHL playoffs attracted an average of 1.3 million viewers to Sportsnet and CBC.

Sportsnet says the five series featuring Canadian teams...

Alberta appeal court backs decision that favoured Redwater Energy creditors

By The Canadian Press April 24, 2017 - 5:48pm Updated: April 24, 2017 - 6:15pm

CALGARY — A court decision that gave secured creditors priority over environmental cleanup in the case of bankrupt Redwater Energy Corp. has been upheld by the Alberta Court of...

Ottawa won't immediately offer forestry aid package after U.S. duties announced

By The Canadian Press April 24, 2017 - 5:32pm Updated: April 24, 2017 - 6:00pm

MONTREAL — Ottawa has talked with provinces about helping Canada's forestry sector, but won't act swiftly once the U.S. imposes duties on softwood lumber imports, says a...

Senators goaltender Craig Anderson named finalist for Masterson Trophy

By The Canadian Press April 24, 2017 - 5:15pm Updated: April 24, 2017 - 5:45pm

NEW YORK — Ottawa Senators goaltender Craig Anderson is a finalist for the NHL's Masterson Trophy.

Anderson, along with Anaheim Ducks forward Andrew Cogliano and...

Calgary continues pursuit of "Plan B" option for a new NHL arena

By The Canadian Press April 24, 2017 - 4:57pm Updated: April 24, 2017 - 5:30pm

Calgary is taking the Flames further down the road of building a new hockey arena close to the Saddledome.

City council voted Monday to continue working on a "Plan B" ...

Health Canada to allow more access to prescription heroin to curb opioid crisis

By The Canadian Press April 24, 2017 - 4:56pm Updated: April 24, 2017 - 5:30pm

VANCOUVER — Health Canada's proposal to loosen regulations on importing prescription-grade heroin to treat opioid addiction is being hailed as a crucial step to reducing...

'Like a branch cracking': witness at trial in 2015 gas-and-dash death

By The Canadian Press April 24, 2017 - 4:48pm Updated: April 24, 2017 - 5:15pm

CALGARY — A witness testifying in the hit-and-run death of a gas station worker says she screamed at the woman to get away from a fleeing truck because she feared it was a "...

Scans show Toronto Wolfpack forward suffered neck fracture in loss to Salford

By The Canadian Press April 24, 2017 - 4:38pm Updated: April 24, 2017 - 5:00pm

TORONTO — Wolfpack forward James Laithwaite suffered a neck fracture in Toronto's 29-22 loss to Salford in the fifth round of the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup on Sunday.

A...

B.C. Greens promise to balance budget, make tax system more progressive

By The Canadian Press April 24, 2017 - 4:36pm Updated: April 24, 2017 - 5:00pm

VANCOUVER — British Columbia's Green party is hoping its promise to balance the province's books will shore up the group's economic credentials and translate into more support ...

Raptors' all-star Lowry starts Game 5 despite missing shootaround with stiff back

By The Canadian Press April 24, 2017 - 4:29pm Updated: April 24, 2017 - 5:00pm

TORONTO — Despite missing the morning shootaround with a stiff back, point guard Kyle Lowry was in the Raptors' starting lineup for Game 5 of their opening-round playoff series...

'Terrible life full of violence:' Edmonton police charge two in toddler's death

By The Canadian Press April 24, 2017 - 4:28pm Updated: April 24, 2017 - 5:00pm

EDMONTON — Police say a 19-month-old boy found dead outside a church last week was covered in bruises and was horribly abused before he was killed by a blow to the head.

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Lawsuit alleges people with developmental disabilities denied necessary services

By The Canadian Press April 24, 2017 - 4:21pm Updated: April 24, 2017 - 4:45pm

TORONTO — A northeastern Ontario family has filed a proposed class-action lawsuit against the Ontario government over what it alleges are unreasonable wait lists that...

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