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Nunavut budget: Finance minister wants Ottawa to fund infrastructure projects

By The Canadian Press February 22, 2017 - 3:28pm Updated: February 22, 2017 - 4:30pm

IQALUIT, Nunavut — Nunavut's finance minister used his budget speech Wednesday to ask the federal government for more money to fund infrastructure projects that will help the...

Nova Scotia cultural plan eschews province's traditional stereotype

By The Canadian Press February 22, 2017 - 3:25pm Updated: February 22, 2017 - 4:00pm

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia is making a shift away from the traditional, tartan-centric notions about its culture.

There were no bagpipes, Highland flings or fiddles of any...

Montreal police fabricate evidence to intimidate officers, suspects: ex-cop

By The Canadian Press February 22, 2017 - 3:21pm Updated: February 22, 2017 - 3:45pm

MONTREAL — A former organized crime investigator with the Montreal police who accused the force of corruption and fabricating evidence says he's skeptical about the provincial...

Federal NDP leadership field likely to expand soon as March debate looms

By The Canadian Press February 22, 2017 - 3:17pm Updated: February 22, 2017 - 3:45pm

OTTAWA — The federal NDP leadership race will likely get new candidates in coming days, with veteran MP Charlie Angus expected to make an announcement this weekend.

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Dolphins sign Dan Marino to 1-day contract

By The Canadian Press February 22, 2017 - 3:16pm Updated: February 22, 2017 - 3:45pm

DAVIE, Fla. — The Miami Dolphins have signed free agent quarterback Dan Marino.

Yes, that one.

More than 17 years removed from his final NFL pass and 12 years...

Budapest to withdraw bid to host 2024 Summer Olympics

By The Canadian Press February 22, 2017 - 3:03pm Updated: February 22, 2017 - 3:30pm

BUDAPEST, Hungary — Budapest will withdraw its bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, leaving only Los Angeles and Paris in the race.

Hungarian government spokesman...

Veteran CFL GM Jim Popp the leading candidate for Toronto Argonauts post

By The Canadian Press February 22, 2017 - 3:01pm Updated: February 22, 2017 - 3:30pm

TORONTO — Former Montreal Alouettes general manager Jim Popp is the leading candidate for the Toronto Argonauts' vacant GM position.

A source said Wednesday that Popp ...

Staying upright in curling not so easy, even for the best in the sport

By The Canadian Press February 22, 2017 - 2:57pm Updated: February 22, 2017 - 3:30pm

ST. CATHARINES, Ont. — From funny to frightening, falling is a fact of life in curling.

Elite curlers are not immune. An informal survey of women at the Canadian...

Angry shoveller chases snowplow that dumped load at end of just-cleared driveway

By The Canadian Press February 22, 2017 - 2:56pm Updated: February 22, 2017 - 3:15pm

FREDERICTON — A Fredericton homeowner frustrated when a plow operator dumped a load of snow at the end of his driveway succumbed to shovel rage, city officials say — chasing...

Tiz a Slam installed as early 3-1 favourite for Queen's Plate thoroughbred race

By The Canadian Press February 22, 2017 - 2:53pm Updated: February 22, 2017 - 3:15pm

TORONTO — Tiz a Slam, a three-time winner in four juvenile starts, was installed Wednesday at the early 3-1 favourite for the 158th edition of The Queen's Plate.

Should...

Nylander already a PP wizard for Leafs; Swede approaching franchise rookie record

By The Canadian Press February 22, 2017 - 2:52pm Updated: February 22, 2017 - 3:15pm

TORONTO — With Winnipeg's penalty killers closing in, William Nylander looks to be cornered and out of options. Then the Maple Leafs forward brushes off Joel Armia, protects...

West Coast sub returns to sea for trials prior to operations with allies

By The Canadian Press February 22, 2017 - 2:46pm Updated: February 22, 2017 - 3:15pm

ESQUIMALT, B.C. — The Royal Canadian Navy's only operational submarine on the West Coast is doing training exercises as it readies for operations after undergoing repairs to...

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