January 24th, 2017

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The Latest: Garfield’s agent beats Twitter with Oscars news

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – The latest on the 89th annual Oscar nominations announced Tuesday by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences from Beverly Hills, California (all times local): 8:45 a.m. Andrew Garfield’s agent is faster than Twitter, at least when it comes to Oscars news. The actor, who received his first Oscar nomination ... Read More »


NFB animated short ‘Blind Vaysha’ by Theodore Ushev among Canucks up for Oscars

TORONTO – Montreal animator Theodore Ushev has been toiling away at his craft for over 15 years and has 16 films to his credit. He came to believe that his short films were too avant garde for consideration for mainstream awards like the Oscars. So when he got his first Oscar nomination on Tuesday for ... Read More »


Draisaitl showing that McDavid isn’t the only Oilers star on the rise

Leon Draisaitl couldn’t get enough of the National Hockey League when he first came to North America. A German teenager living in the small city of Prince Albert, Sask., and playing for the local Western Hockey League team, Draisaitl said he consumed more hockey than his billet Carole Ring had ever seen – and she’d ... Read More »


Trump signs orders advancing Keystone, Dakota pipelines

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump moved to advance construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines Tuesday, a pair of projects that were blocked by the Obama administration due in part to environmental concerns. Both orders are subject to renegotiations of the agreements. Trump also signed a notice requiring the materials for the ... Read More »


Google, Facebook say they’ll soon roll out tools to sift fake Canadian news

OTTAWA – Two of the world’s biggest digital information platforms say they’re getting ready to roll out tools in Canada designed to crack down on so-called “fake news.” The phenomenon of false or misleading information being widely disseminated online became a major storyline in the U.S. presidential campaign, which culminated in the November election of ... Read More »


NewsAlert: Trump signs order to advance Keystone XL, Dakota Access oil pipelines

WASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald Trump has signed executive actions to advance the construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines. Trump tells reporters in the Oval Office that the moves on the pipelines will be subject to the terms and conditions being renegotiated by the U.S. Former president Barack Obama killed the ... Read More »


Canada’s loonie rises against U.S. dollar, major stock indexes up

TORONTO – Canada’s dollar is making another strong showing this morning against the greenback. The loonie was at 75.92 cents US, off its earlier highs but up 0.55 of a U.S. cent from the previous close. On Monday, it gained about one-third of a U.S. cent after falling significantly last week to close Friday at ... Read More »


The Latest: Michael Shannon has ‘cool’ response to Oscar nom

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – The latest on the 89th annual Oscar nominations announced Tuesday by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences from Beverly Hills, California (all times local): 8:20 a.m. Michael Shannon says his manager is the one who did the screaming Tuesday after learning the actor was nominated for an Oscar. Shannon ... Read More »


Possible Keystone XL approval takes centre stage at day two of cabinet retreat

CALGARY – Federal ministers are welcoming news that U.S. President Donald Trump is poised to give his blessing to the Keystone XL pipeline. Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr says the government has yet to receive any official confirmation, but says the proposed TransCanada pipeline from Alberta to the Gulf Coast would bring jobs and an ... Read More »


Bald eagle escapes after hole cut in enclosure at Ontario zoo

THUNDER BAY, Ont. – An Ontario zoo says someone broke in and cut a large hole in a fence that allowed a bald eagle to escape. Chippewa Wildlife Park acting manager Gordon John says he is worried for the health of the eagle because it has never flown great distances as it has been in ... Read More »