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Premier’s comments about equalization program divide the country: McNeil

HALIFAX – Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall’s comments on cuts to the federal equalization program only contribute to division in the country, Nova Scotia’s premier said Thursday. Premier Stephen McNeil said Wall was taking an opportunity to make headlines when he suggested Wednesday that some of the have-not provinces are getting too much money under the …

Owner of Winnipeg medical marijuana shop speaks out on his arrest

WINNIPEG – The owner of a controversial medical marijuana shop that was raided earlier this week says he hopes his arrest will shed some light on the struggle patients have obtaining the product. Glen Price, 54, the owner of Your Medical Cannabis Headquarters, has been charged with a number of drug-related offences including possession and …

Lulay finds Harris for late touchdown as Lions down Eskimos 26-23

VANCOUVER – The B.C. Lions cooled off the CFL’s hottest team on Thursday night. Travis Lulay threw a 31-yard touchdown to Andrew Harris with 1:11 left in the fourth quarter as the Lions battled back from a 13-point halftime deficit to beat the Edmonton Eskimos 26-23. “Just a great job of persevering by our team,” …

‘We can’t afford another four years of you’: Mulcair to Harper as leaders debate

OTTAWA – Stephen Harper’s record on the economy and the environment faced an all-out assault from three different fronts, but the long-dormant issue of Quebec separatism generated a heated exchange in the second half of Thursday’s televised leaders’ debate. NDP Leader Tom Mulcair, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and the Green party’s Elizabeth May set their …

Gender disparity persists in life expectancy of Canadians living with HIV: study

VANCOUVER – A new study has found that Canadians diagnosed with HIV are living longer than ever, but continued inequalities in life expectancy across the country have one researcher calling for a national HIV/AIDS strategy. The study, from the Canadian Observational Cohort Collaboration, indicated the overall life expectancy of Canadians undergoing antiretroviral treatment for the …

Canadian Adam Loewen returning to MLB as pitcher for first time since 2008

Adam Loewen’s baseball career has come full circle. The Surrey, B.C., native will be called up on Friday by the Philadelphia Phillies from their triple-A affiliate, marking his first time in Major League Baseball as a pitcher since 2008. Phillies second baseman Chase Utley, who has been on the disabled list since June 23 with …

Two more Alberta counties declare state of agriculture disaster due to drought

EDMONTON – Another couple of counties in Alberta have declared a state of agriculture disaster due to heat and drought. Councils in Wetaskiwin and Lamont counties voted Wednesday to make the designation. Hay producers in the Wetaskiwin area are getting less of a hay crop and it has led to a shortage throughout the county …

Federal party leaders set to face off in debate tonight

TORONTO – Four federal party leaders will go head to head tonight as they face off in the first election debate. The economy is expected to be front and centre, as it has dominated the first few days of the campaign, but the debate will also touch on energy, the environment, democracy, foreign policy and …

Toronto told to tell public when untreated sewage sent into Lake Ontario

TORONTO – The City of Toronto has been told to inform the public when it bypasses water treatment plants and sends raw sewage into Lake Ontario, and other cities may have to follow suit. The Ministry of the Environment concluded the public should be told when untreated sewage is sent into the lake after a …

Whitecaps, Sounders play to 1-1 draw in CONCACAF Champions League

VANCOUVER – Tim Parker’s only disappointment with his first professional goal was that it didn’t come in a victory. The rookie defender for the Vancouver Whitecaps deftly backheeled a corner kick past Seattle goalkeeper Troy Perkins in the second half Wednesday, but the Sounders responded with an equalizer 11 minutes later as the teams played …