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‘Come From Away’, ‘Rocking Horse’, ʻFather’ win big at Doras Special

Toronto - Although “Come From Away”, “Father Comes Home from the Wars” and “Rocking Horse Winner” were among the top winners at last night’s Dora Mavor Moore Awards, the night really seemed to belong to the late Jon Kaplan much of the time.

Death From Above talks 'Freeze Me' single, Warner Bros. Records Special

Bassist Jesse F. Keeler from the Canadian punk rock band Death From Above chatted with Digital Journal about their new single "Freeze Me."

Final hurdle in Canada-EU trade pact: cheese

Ottawa - Canada is close to implementing a free trade deal with the European Union, but one last detail remains to be ironed out -- what cheeses Canadian distributors can import, sources said Monday.

Life in jail for serial killer Canadian nurse

Ottawa - A former nurse who confessed to murdering eight elderly residents who were under her care at retirement homes in eastern Canada was sentenced Monday to life in prison.

Canada investigating surge in Atlantic coast right whale deaths

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) is working with mammal experts, scientists and fisheries officials across Atlantic Canada to investigate the deaths of at least five endangered right whales off Canada's eastern coast.

Extremist groups come out of shadows in Quebec

Quebec City - Tattooed and wearing a black t-shirt emblazoned with a wolf paw, Patrick Beaudry admits being in the second year of a political movement "that is perhaps more radical" than others.

Sears Canada files for creditor protection

Montr - Sears Canada filed for court protection from creditors Thursday as the onetime retail giant seeks to adapt to a changed landscape and tougher online competition.

Op-Ed: Two Canadian airports ban ads by Flight Claim

The Quebec Company Flight Claim, based in Montreal, in April signed a contract for $73,000 that would allow them to run ads on baggage screens at Montreal's Pierre Elliot Trudeau airport.

Canada passes law forcing all new smartphones to be sold unlocked

Canada has announced it is outlawing the practice of "locking" smartphones to a particular mobile network. The strategy is used by carriers to prevent subscribers from easily moving to another provider. Under the new law, all phones must be sold unlocked.

Atlantic salmon declines worsen, conservationists report

The population estimate for North American Atlantic salmon in 2016 was dismal, coming in lower than the year before and raising the specter of an even worse decline for 2017, according to conservationists.

Health Canada warns of critical shortage of recalled drug

A recall due to possible contamination has resulted in a severe shortage of injectable sodium bicarbonate. Less than a week's supply of the drug used to treat critically ill patients remains in Alberta and other options are being examined.

Op-Ed: Canada uses Trump's failings to defend doing what Trump wants

Canadian Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan reveals that the Canadian government will increase defence spending by 70 percent over the next decade.

Canada: Hackers targeted country's 2015 election, may try again

Ottawa - Canada's electronic eavesdropping agency warned Friday that hackers and foreign states may try to sway its elections in 2019, after so-called hacktivists tried but failed to influence the 2015 ballot that brought Justin Trudeau's Liberals to power.

Woman chosen by Trump to be ambassador to Canada

Washington - U.S. President Donald Trump is poised to nominate Kelly Knight Craft as the next American ambassador to Canada. The post has been vacant since the former ambassador Bruce Heyman appointed by former president Barack Obama resigned on January 20.

Climate change research mission canceled — Due to climate change

Climate change in action was responsible for the cancellation of the much-anticipated Hudson Bay System Study (BaySys) this week. The Canadian Research Icebreaker CCGS Amundsen had to be diverted to deal with extreme ice off the coast of Newfoundland

Op-Ed: Rail service suspended to Churchill in northern Manitoba

Churchill - The northern Manitoba town of Churchill has lost its only rail service into the town as OmniTrax the Denver-based company that owns the rail line into the community from the south announced that the rail bed was washed away in 19 locations.

Op-Ed: More Canadians using their home equity to borrow

According to some Many Canadians may now be turning to their home equity as a way to raise money to fund a lifestyle that could be unaffordable for some.

Nurse not guilty of manslaughter after shutting off life support

Barrie - An Ontario nurse was acquitted of manslaughter and criminal negligence causing death after she took a woman off life support without the consent of a doctor. The woman’s husband testified he was pressured into consenting to have the life support removed

Chatting with Shawn Barber: World Champion Canadian pole vaulter Special

Canadian pole vaulter and reigning world champion Shawn Barber chatted with Digital Journal about his win in Beijing, and the 2017 World Championships in London; moreover, he offered advice for aspiring pole vaulters.

Suu Kyi, Trudeau talk federalism for Myanmar

Ottawa - Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi sat down with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Wednesday to learn about Canadian federalism, a system of government she believes could bring stability to her nation.
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