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San Jose mayor admits failures in flood evacuation order

By The Canadian Press February 22, 2017 - 4:38pm Updated: February 22, 2017 - 4:45pm

SAN JOSE, Calif. — The mayor of San Jose acknowledged that the city failed to properly notify residents to evacuate during a flood emergency early Wednesday when some people...

PM says expanded border preclearance bill offers greater protection

By The Canadian Press February 22, 2017 - 4:26pm Updated: February 22, 2017 - 4:45pm

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau defended his government's proposed legislation to expand border preclearance at Canadian airports and other crossings Wednesday as the...

Bill to end winter electricity disconnections sped through legislature

By The Canadian Press February 22, 2017 - 4:25pm Updated: February 22, 2017 - 4:45pm

TORONTO — Ontario electricity distributors will no longer be allowed to disconnect customers' power in the winter if they don't pay their bills, which are steadily rising along...

In Sweden, Governor General talks immigration, refugees alongside trade

By The Canadian Press February 22, 2017 - 4:16pm Updated: February 22, 2017 - 4:45pm

OTTAWA — Gov. Gen. David Johnston found himself talking about Canada's system of private sponsorship for refugees during a trip to Sweden this week, arriving just as the...

Health Canada approves sale of irradiated ground beef, says can reduce bacteria

By The Canadian Press February 22, 2017 - 4:13pm Updated: February 22, 2017 - 4:45pm

The federal government has approved the sale of ground beef that has been treated with radiant energy similar to X-rays.

Health Canada says irradiation can reduce levels...

Ontario science teacher found guilty of misconduct in anti-vaccination case

By The Canadian Press February 22, 2017 - 4:10pm Updated: February 22, 2017 - 4:45pm

TORONTO — An Ontario science teacher stormed out of a hearing after being found guilty of professional misconduct for telling students vaccines could kill them.

An...

7 Earth-size worlds found orbiting star; could hold life

By The Canadian Press February 22, 2017 - 4:09pm Updated: February 22, 2017 - 4:45pm

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — For the first time, astronomers have discovered seven Earth-size planets orbiting a single nearby star — and these new worlds could hold life.

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Trudeau calls five byelections for April 3, including former PM Harper's old riding

By The Canadian Press February 22, 2017 - 3:56pm Updated: February 22, 2017 - 4:45pm

OTTAWA — Byelections will be held on April 3 to fill five vacant federal ridings, but the contests are unlikely to change the partisan math in the House of Commons.

Of...

The Latest: David Bowie awarded British album of the year

By The Canadian Press February 22, 2017 - 3:50pm Updated: February 22, 2017 - 4:45pm

LONDON — The Latest on the Brit Awards ceremony (all times local):

9:42 p.m.

The Brit Award for album of the year has been awarded to David Bowie for "Blackstar...

Garth Drabinsky has been punished enough, lawyer tells Ontario securities regulator

By The Canadian Press February 22, 2017 - 3:46pm Updated: February 22, 2017 - 4:45pm

TORONTO — Garth Drabinsky has paid his debt to society and shouldn't be punished again for his role in the Livent Entertainment fraud scandal, his lawyer said Wednesday as...

Man held after gun shot in Vegas fight between rapper, group

By The Canadian Press February 22, 2017 - 3:44pm Updated: February 22, 2017 - 4:45pm

LAS VEGAS — A Florida man has been jailed on felony and misdemeanour charges after he fired a shot during a fight between the hip hop music group Migos and rapper Sean Kingston...

Stocks slip from highs as energy companies sink; Dow gains

By The Canadian Press February 22, 2017 - 3:44pm Updated: February 22, 2017 - 4:45pm

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks slipped Wednesday after their recent record-setting run. Energy companies stumbled, but basic materials makers rose as investors hoped two large deals...

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