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Grassy Narrows chief wants Trudeau's commitment to mercury cleanup

By The Canadian Press January 17, 2017 - 11:51am Updated: January 17, 2017 - 12:15pm

TORONTO — The chief of the Grassy Narrows First Nation says he welcomes Ontario's promise to find mercury hot spots that have poisoned the water, but he wants the federal...

Will Canadian Lindell Wigginton be the next star produced by Oak Hill Academy?

By The Canadian Press January 17, 2017 - 11:48am Updated: January 17, 2017 - 12:30pm

Lindell Wigginton of Dartmouth, N.S., is the first Canadian basketball player to attend the fabled Oak Hill Academy in the tiny town of Mouth of Wilson, Va. The private prep...

Sakic, Koivu, Selanne, Krupp, Ruggiero named to IIHF Hall of Fame

By The Canadian Press January 17, 2017 - 11:35am Updated: January 17, 2017 - 12:45pm

Joe Sakic as well as Finnish stars Saku Koivu and Teemu Selanne are among five former players named Tuesday for induction into the International Ice Hockey Federation Hall of...

Wigginton shining as first Canadian to play for storied Oak Hill Academy

By The Canadian Press January 17, 2017 - 11:33am Updated: January 17, 2017 - 12:15pm

MOUTH OF WILSON, Va. — Several decades of basketball greatness can be found at the end of a two-lane, unlit highway that winds unforgivingly through the Blue Ridge Mountains in...

By the numbers: A look at how much more it will cost to take out a CMHC loan

By The Canadian Press January 17, 2017 - 10:41am Updated: January 17, 2017 - 11:15am

Canadians taking out a CMHC-insured loan to buy a home face higher costs as of March 17. Here's a look at how the changes announced Tuesday by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp...

Hundreds of Canadians to join Women's March on Washington this weekend

By The Canadian Press January 17, 2017 - 10:22am Updated: January 17, 2017 - 11:15am

When Linda Hill leaves for Washington, D.C., on Friday night to join a massive march for women's rights, there will be many familiar faces on the bus — including her daughter...

Trudeau affirms support of NATO after Trump brands alliance obsolete

By The Canadian Press January 17, 2017 - 10:20am Updated: January 17, 2017 - 11:15am

OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau has affirmed Canada's support of NATO, days after president-elect Donald Trump's pronouncement that the military alliance is obsolete.

But the...

Winnipeg Blue Bombers sign receiver Kenny Stafford to two-year contract

By The Canadian Press January 17, 2017 - 10:16am Updated: January 17, 2017 - 11:45am

WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Blue Bombers signed free-agent receiver Kenny Stafford to a two-year contract on Tuesday.

The 26-year-old Columbus native was released by the...

NHL 100: Tales from the police blotter

By The Canadian Press January 17, 2017 - 10:09am Updated: January 17, 2017 - 11:15am

In its 100 years, the NHL has been parked at the intersection of violence, emotion and money. Inevitably, some of that would spill over the boards into the criminal realm....

PM backs Vance in relieving senior military commander, but won't say more

By The Canadian Press January 17, 2017 - 9:58am Updated: January 17, 2017 - 10:45am

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is backing the decision by Canada's chief of the defence staff to relieve his second in command of his duties, but won't say anything...

Canada's Raonic opens Australian Open with 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 win over Germany's Brown

By The Canadian Press January 17, 2017 - 9:58am Updated: January 17, 2017 - 10:15am

MELBOURNE, Australia — A comfortable first-round victory complete at the Australian Open, Canada's Milos Raonic will next meet a player who has given him trouble in the past...

Trudeau says he may not wish political leadership on his young daughter

By The Canadian Press January 17, 2017 - 9:57am Updated: January 17, 2017 - 11:15am

FREDERICTON — The prime minister says he may not encourage his young daughter to carry on the family tradition of political leadership.

Justin Trudeau was at a town hall...

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