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John Tavares' role is expanding under interim coach Doug Weight

By The Canadian Press February 27, 2017 - 11:03am Updated: February 27, 2017 - 11:45am

Doug Weight has made at least one prominent change since he replaced Jack Capuano behind the New York Islanders bench last month.

He's expanded the role of his best...

Governor General to honour Subban for $10 million children's hospital pledge

By The Canadian Press February 27, 2017 - 11:01am Updated: February 27, 2017 - 11:45am

OTTAWA — Defenceman P.K. Subban will receive an honour from Gov. Gen. David Johnson to acknowledge his charitable work.

The former Montreal Canadiens star will be given...

Governor General to honour Subban for $10 million children's hospital pledge

By The Canadian Press February 27, 2017 - 11:01am Updated: February 27, 2017 - 12:00pm

OTTAWA — Defenceman P.K. Subban will receive an honour from Gov. Gen. David Johnson to acknowledge his charitable work.

The former Montreal Canadiens star will be given...

Doctors have role to play in preventing kids and teens from smoking: task force

By The Canadian Press February 27, 2017 - 11:01am Updated: February 27, 2017 - 11:30am

TORONTO — Primary-care doctors need to take a more active role in preventing young Canadians from starting smoking and helping those who have already taken up the habit to butt...

Turkey: US-based cleric may be planning to escape to Canada

By The Canadian Press February 27, 2017 - 10:30am Updated: February 27, 2017 - 11:15am

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey's deputy prime minister says his country has "serious" intelligence suggesting that a U.S.-based cleric wanted by Turkey may be planning to escape to...

7-foot-7 'Game of Thrones' actor Neil Fingleton dies at 36

By The Canadian Press February 27, 2017 - 8:12am Updated: February 27, 2017 - 9:00am

LONDON — Neil Fingleton, a 7-foot 7-inch actor who played the giant Mag the Mighty in "Game of Thrones" has died at 36.

The Tall Persons Club says Fingleton, who was...

Montreal sound editor Sylvain Bellemare on his Oscar win and the best-picture mess

By The Canadian Press February 27, 2017 - 8:05am Updated: February 27, 2017 - 8:30am

TORONTO — Montreal sound editor Sylvain Bellemare has an epic memory to accompany his Oscar win for "Arrival." 

The Canadian was still in the Dolby Theatre on Sunday...

Prison violence leaves Ottawa with growing legal burden: 'It's an awful lot'

By The Canadian Press February 27, 2017 - 4:00am Updated: February 27, 2017 - 4:30am

HALIFAX — Canada's prison service faced 1,200 legal actions at the end of last March — a figure the federal prison ombudsman says is enough to keep an entire law firm busy....

CSIS saw 'no high privacy risks' with metadata crunching now under fire: docs

By The Canadian Press February 27, 2017 - 3:30am Updated: February 27, 2017 - 8:30am

OTTAWA — The national spy service saw little risk to the personal privacy of Canadians in a self-penned evaluation of its secret data-crunching centre — a shadowy program now...

Covering 'essential' drugs could fill health gaps, save billions: researchers

By The Canadian Press February 27, 2017 - 3:17am Updated: February 27, 2017 - 3:45am

VANCOUVER — New research suggests that providing universal coverage for more than 100 prescription medications could save Canadians as much as $3 billion per year.

A...

Ten stories in the news today, Feb. 27

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

Ten stories in the news for Monday, Feb. 27:

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PRISON SERVICE SWAMPED WITH LITIGATION 

Canada's prison service faced 12-hundred legal actions at the end...

Ontario's Homan wins Canadian women's curling championship in extra-end thriller

By The Canadian Press February 27, 2017 - 12:25am Updated: February 27, 2017 - 12:45am

ST. CATHARINES, Ont. — Already at the top of their game, Rachel Homan says her curling team was pushed to a new level to win this year's Canadian women's curling championship...

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