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Canadian English accent surprisingly uniform coast to coast: Researchers

By The Canadian Press June 26, 2017 - 12:53pm Updated: June 26, 2017 - 1:15pm

VANCOUVER — Celebrations across Canada this weekend may look different from one community to the next, but for most of the country it will all sound the same.

Derek...

Senators sign forward Pyatt to 2-year extension worth $2.2 million

By The Canadian Press June 26, 2017 - 12:52pm Updated: June 26, 2017 - 1:15pm

OTTAWA — The Ottawa Senators have signed forward Tom Pyatt to a two-year, one-way contract extension worth US$2.2 million.

The Thunder Bay, Ont., native scored nine...

Closing arguments underway at inquest into death of Toronto man shot by police

By The Canadian Press June 26, 2017 - 12:47pm Updated: June 26, 2017 - 1:00pm

TORONTO — A hammer-wielding man who was shot dead by Toronto police two years ago did not need to die, the lawyer representing his family said in pushing for a transformation...

Oilers sign forward Zack Kassian to three-year contract extension

By The Canadian Press June 26, 2017 - 12:44pm Updated: June 26, 2017 - 1:15pm

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers have signed forward Zack Kassian to a three-year contract extension.

Kassian, 26, appeared in 79 games with the Oilers last season,...

Jays broadcaster Howarth says he's feeling pretty good after health challenges

By The Canadian Press June 26, 2017 - 12:39pm Updated: June 26, 2017 - 12:45pm

TORONTO — The list of Toronto Blue Jays who have spent time on the disabled list over the first three months of the season is one of the longest in recent memory. Even the team...

Neighbour must pay $390K in damages for flooded property: Appeal Court

By The Canadian Press June 26, 2017 - 12:34pm Updated: June 26, 2017 - 12:45pm

TORONTO — An intransigent property owner whose improvements to his rural land caused years of flooding to the adjacent lot must pay his distressed neighbour a hefty award,...

Facts about Ontario's plan to target online ticket scalping

By The Canadian Press June 26, 2017 - 12:21pm Updated: June 26, 2017 - 1:00pm

TORONTO — Ontario is targeting online ticket scalping with proposed legislation it plans to introduce this fall. Attorney General Yasir Naqvi says last year's near ...

Woman leads UK Changing of the Guard ceremony

By The Canadian Press June 26, 2017 - 11:58am Updated: June 26, 2017 - 12:15pm

LONDON — A Canadian captain made history Monday by becoming the first female infantry officer to lead the Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace in London.

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Mounties investigating vandalism to P.E.I. Catholic church's anti-abortion sign

By The Canadian Press June 26, 2017 - 11:45am Updated: June 26, 2017 - 12:00pm

ROSEBANK, P.E.I. — Police are investigating vandalism to an anti-abortion sign outside a Prince Edward Island church.

RCMP say the sign at the Sacred Heart Catholic...

Canada-China sign no-hacking agreement designed to protect trade secrets

By The Canadian Press June 26, 2017 - 10:28am Updated: June 26, 2017 - 11:00am

OTTAWA — Canada and China have agreed not to engage in state-sponsored hacking of each other's trade secrets and business information.

The two countries reached the...

Trailer Park Boys add landmark Halifax eatery, bars to growing business empire

By The Canadian Press June 26, 2017 - 10:03am Updated: June 26, 2017 - 10:30am

HALIFAX — The Trailer Park Boys, Nova Scotia's supposedly dopey mockumentary stars, are amassing a business empire spanning an online comedy network, production studio, ...

Nunavut's suicide strategy includes Facebook, giving communities more control

By The Canadian Press June 26, 2017 - 9:11am Updated: June 26, 2017 - 10:15am

IQALUIT, Nunavut — Social media plays a central role in a five-year plan aimed at reducing the number of suicides in Nunavut.

"Just about everyone up here has a Facebook...

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