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Alberta man gets 3 years for writing 'snitch' on man's chest with torch, knife

By The Canadian Press February 27, 2017 - 2:50pm Updated: February 27, 2017 - 3:15pm

RED DEER, Alta. — An Alberta man who burned "snitch" on his captive's chest has been sentenced to three years in prison.

Darren Curtis Lagrelle, 20, pleaded guilty today...

Source: Argos agree to terms with GM Popp, head coach Trestman

By The Canadian Press February 27, 2017 - 2:45pm Updated: February 27, 2017 - 3:15pm

TORONTO — Jim Popp and Marc Trestman are together again.

Two sources said Monday the Toronto Argonauts have agreements in principle for Popp and Trestman to become the...

Pilot who died in Cold Lake CF-18 crash didn't eject, call for help: DND

By The Canadian Press February 27, 2017 - 2:27pm Updated: February 27, 2017 - 3:15pm

OTTAWA — An investigation has found a pilot who died during a training mission near the Alberta-Saskatchewan boundary didn't eject or call for help before the crash.

A...

Canada names veteran roster for women's world hockey championship

By The Canadian Press February 27, 2017 - 2:03pm Updated: February 27, 2017 - 2:45pm

CALGARY — Canada will field a veteran roster when it tries for an eighth gold medal at the upcoming women's world hockey championship.

The 23-player roster features 17...

Concerns grow that loyalty programs may have fallen miles behind customer needs

By The Canadian Press February 27, 2017 - 2:01pm Updated: February 27, 2017 - 2:30pm

MONTREAL — The value of customer loyalty programs is under increased scrutiny by companies and users in the wake of Air Miles' recent reversal of an unpopular expiration policy...

Fort McMurray, Alta., homeowners to be compensated for hiked drywall duties

By The Canadian Press February 27, 2017 - 1:43pm Updated: February 27, 2017 - 2:15pm

Canada will slash anti-dumping duties on U.S. drywall imports after a trade panel ruled that maintaining levies imposed last fall would harm consumers and businesses, federal...

Sex trial for ex-Alpine Canada coach Bertrand Charest put off until Thursday

By The Canadian Press February 27, 2017 - 1:39pm Updated: February 27, 2017 - 2:00pm

SAINT-JEROME, Que. — A trial for a former national ski coach who faces dozens of sex-related charges involving allegations from girls as young as 12 has been put off until...

Sex trial for ex-Alpine Canada coach Bertrand Charest put off until Thursday

By The Canadian Press February 27, 2017 - 1:39pm Updated: February 27, 2017 - 2:15pm

SAINT-JEROME, Que. — A trial for a former national ski coach who faces dozens of sex-related charges involving allegations from girls as young as 12 has been put off until...

Film, TV and digital productions contributed $2B to Toronto's economy in 2016

By The Canadian Press February 27, 2017 - 1:06pm Updated: February 27, 2017 - 2:15pm

TORONTO — Film, television and digital productions contributed more than $2 billion to Toronto's economy in 2016, Mayor John Tory said Monday as he promised to streamline...

With a new striker and new hope, Whitecaps eager to right last season's wrongs

By The Canadian Press February 27, 2017 - 12:56pm Updated: February 27, 2017 - 2:45pm

VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Whitecaps have stood in front of reporters over the last three seasons insisting the goals would eventually come.

It didn't matter how often a...

Forsberg, Toews and Gaudreau named NHL's three stars of the week

By The Canadian Press February 27, 2017 - 12:45pm Updated: February 27, 2017 - 1:15pm

NEW YORK — Nashville Predators left-wing Filip Forsberg, Chicago Blackhawks centre Jonathan Toews and Calgary Flames left-wing Johnny Gaudreau are the NHL's three stars of the...

Nova Scotia police on the hunt for thieves who made off with lobster

By The Canadian Press February 27, 2017 - 11:13am Updated: February 27, 2017 - 11:30am

PORT MOUTON, N.S. — Lobster thieves are back at work in Nova Scotia — two fishing boats were hit a week apart.

RCMP Const. Rob James says the first cache of crustaceans...

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