Liberals looking to build wiggle room into mandatory minimums brought in by Conservatives

OTTAWA — The Liberal government is studying the idea of building some wiggle room into the controversial convention of mandatory minimum sentences to avoid unduly...

Liberals eye exceptions to mandatory minimums championed by Conservatives

Conservative justice critic Rob Nicholson, who served as justice minister in the Harper government, makes no apologies for mandatory minimums, saying they send a stern...

Suffolk woman posthumously inducted into Peanut Hall of Fame ...

SUFFOLK, Va. (AP) — Peanuts have long been important in this region, and recently a Suffolk woman was honored for her contributions to the city's...

Suffolk woman posthumously inducted into Peanut Hall of Fame

SUFFOLK, Va. (AP) - Peanuts have long been important in this region, and recently a Suffolk woman was honored for her contributions to the city's...

Pinson, Price named Dance Challenge winners

“Getting out there and performing is really fun,” said Mary Holcomb, who danced with John Massey. Floyd County Commissioner Scotty Hancock, who danced with Katie...

Theater | Plays, musicals, family shows due on area stages

A mysterious woman in a bikini falls from the sky in MadLab Theatre's world premiere of “The Star,” a farcical fairy tale of desire and...

Saturday's NFL roundup (with Boise State and Idaho connections)

DENVER Christian Ponder ran for a score and threw for another in the fourth quarter, and San Francisco pulled away. ▫ Local connections: Denver C...

People in the community for Aug. 21: GILT hands out annual awards

Emily Roemmich and Millie Wieczorek, directors of “See How They Run,” recognized Sydney Lindner as Backstage Rookie, Joe Mueller and Jeremy Johnson as Most Helpful...

Great Falls Balloon Festival gives a lift to Lewiston-Auburn charities

... to Greece and Italy next summer. They put in long hours Friday – 1 to 10:30 p.m. – and were back again Saturday to...

Racy Ring of Fire video draws mixed reaction from women professionals

Toronto public affairs expert Melanie Paradis said the uproar over a video “romp around cottage country” places the wrong emphasis on finding ways to jumpstart...

Today's problems can't be solved by more taxes

They need to focus on what government can do to create prosperity for all Canadians, rather than short-sighted policies that simply spend other people's money.

Riding with Jason Kenney, the man who wants to unite Alberta's ...

We spent two days with Jason Kenney as he spreads his idea of uniting Alberta's conservatives to beat the NDP.Jason Kenney: Last of the Alberta...

Bucks head judge: DA vacancy may be filled by mid-September ...

Outgoing Bucks County District Attorney David Heckler's vacancy likely to be filled within weeks of exit, according to President Judge Jeffrey L. Finley.and more »...

Fantino joins Deepak Obhrai Tory leadership campaign, to focus on minorities, immigrant communities

(subscription) (subscription)Then-associate defence minister Julian Fantino, left, playfully pulls his caucus colleague Deepak Obhrai's trademark scarf at a diplomatic reception at the home of...

Jason Kenney: Last of the Alberta cowboys?

An all-party committee was looking into just that this summer when Jason Kenney rode into town and announced he was running for leadership of the...

The good, the bad, and the ugly: Takeaways from the Browns' loss to the Falcons

ESPNAnd Gary Barnidge? He's picking up where he left off last season, pulling in a finger-tip TD catch in the second quarter. “I don't think...

Liberals spent almost $100000 to elect now-independent Hunter Tootoo

Leona Aglukkaq went into the race as the incumbent and a long-serving cabinet minister in Stephen Harper's government. Her riding association raised about the same...

The Sprout: Ontario farmers protest expanded protections for livestock predators

(subscription)On Twitter, former Conservative Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz (who turns 65 today) also waded into the grain transport debate. Higher food costs are again...

Tories turfed anti-radicalization specialist, but can't prove they investigated him

Steven Blaney, Canada's former public safety minister, was the one who took Hamdani off the roundtable, but he won't answer any questions about the issue.

Philip Brown seeks PC nomination in Summerside

A former cabinet minister in the Pat Binns Progressive Conservative government has thrown his hat into the ring for the party's nomination in District 21.

Budner: Groves makes big step in to OAA White

Groves enters the new season with plenty of experience, talent and momentum. The Falcons have five returning starters on offense, seven on defense and believe...

Alexander Povetkin cleared, will face Stiverne for interim WBC heavyweight title

Alexander Povetkin (30-1, 22 KOs) has been cleared of his doping scandal that forced the heavyweight contender off of his mandatory title fight with Deontay...

Philip Brown joins the race to become the District 21 PC candidate

Brown sought the Conservative Party of Canada nominate for Egmont in the 40th federal election, losing the bid against former colleague Gail Shea, who went...

Fast Ed chews the fat on meat

Fast Ed asks if we were supposed to be vegetarian why would animals be made out of meat? He could also ask, why these German...

10 goalkeepers who properly fell out with their managers

"It's only natural that I would be disappointed that the Liverpool management agreed to loan me to Napoli without telling me first," Reina wrote in...

Fort Gibson schools report higher enrollment

In March, Glover proposed freezing new hires unless they are vital to classroom core instruction and reducing teaching staff where possible. “We cut back and...

10 thoughts on the Bears' 23-22 exhibition loss to the Patriots

Coach John Fox said the system wasn't changing when Adam Gase departed to become the head coach of the Miami Dolphins. Dowell .... Kieren Duncan,...

Wausau-area births, Aug. 9-17

POWERS, Gretchen, and MYSZKA, Todd, Athens, son, Finley Joseph. Grandparents are Joan and David ... Mosinee, son, Brylee Paul Douglas. Grandparents are Paul and Diane...

Colts vs. Ravens: Andrew Luck is back (finally)

“We'd like to see him go out and feel comfortable executing, calling the plays," Colts offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski said. "Going through some of the...

Police chiefs: we need the right to decrypt your stuff

If one of these doesn't seem to go with the others, you might not be a member of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police...

'Enough is enough': One in five bus drivers attacked on the job

“They've had enough,” Transport Workers Union spokesperson Peter Biagini said. One in five ... CCTV footage shows some of the dangers drivers face, with a...

Barrow Island out to topple leaders Distington

On the plus-side, Mike Whitehead, Carl McBain and Adam Nicholson all return. Coach Shaun Morrow was ... an elbow to the throat last week. Dan...

Queen of the South striker Derek Lyle is confident his side can get the best of Falkirk

Former Queens players John Baird, Mark Millar, Bob McHugh and Lewis Kidd are likely to be in the travelling squad with Dumfries-born Aaron Muirhead also...

Transfer News Roundup: Liverpool agree fee with Crystal Palace for Christian Benteke

The Ajax keeper was linked with a move to Manchester United when Louis Van Gaal was in charge. Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf report ... According...

Brittnay Nicole Starns

20, 2016, at 4 p.m. in the Collins-Burke Chapel, with burial at Carbon Hill Memorial Gardens. Chris Alexander will officiate. Starns was preceded in death...

Suzuki is right about Trudeau

Canada's target was tabled in May, 2015 by former environment minister Leona Aglukkaq. It's the weakest in the G7. Of course, the previous government made...

Tories accuse the Liberals of turning their back on forestry jobs

... since coming to office, but his government continues to miss their own deadlines for a new softwood lumber agreement and we have no confidence...

'Someone has to do this, right?' Among the cows and roughnecks on ...

MetroNews CanadaThis is Kenney's life. Drifting town to town handing out pamphlets and camo-patterned hats, steering around road-kill and introducing himself to strangers.Wildrose supporters like...

Health Minister Jane Philpott accused of misleading Parliament on limo tab

Kellie Leitch. "Obviously, if she's stated one thing and the reality is something different … this is something that's going to be a real problem...

Climate adviser's connection to pipeline lobby raises concern

The advisory agency's funding was famously cut by the Harper Conservatives after it produced "more than 10 reports promoting a carbon tax," according to then-foreign...

Suzuki is right about Trudeau

Canada's target was tabled in May, 2015 by former environment minister Leona Aglukkaq. It's the weakest in the G7. Of course, the previous government made...

Scouting report: Pirates vs. Marlins; Friday, Aug. 19, 2016

Cole has struggled with Marlins lefty Christian Yelich, who is batting .455 with two homers against him in 11 career at-bats. ... Over Koehler's past...

Things to Do in the Hudson Valley, Aug. 20 Through 28

COLD SPRING “The Shining” (1980), starring Jack Nicholson, directed by Stanley Kubrick. Aug. 20 at 8 p.m. ... “Syl Johnson: Any Way the Wind Blows”...

Summer committee meeting on softwood lumber 'waste of time and money,' says Liberal MP

(subscription) (subscription)The calls on both occasions have come from all four Conservative and NDP members of the Trade Committee: NDP trade critic Tracey Ramsey...

Can flood insurance program afford Louisiana?

Rob Moore, senior policy analyst at the Natural Resources Defense Council, said that's optimistic. “It's a program that's on fiscally treacherous footing,” he said. "And...

“Dangerous precedent for free speech”: NJ Gov. Chris Christie signs law punishing boycotts of Israel

“The ACLU-NJ strongly opposed this blacklist bill, and we now strongly oppose this blacklist law,” said Alexander Shalom, a senior staff attorney at the civil...

Bucks County District Attorney David Heckler to retire

The responsibility for appointing a replacement falls upon the county Board of Judges, though as President Judge Jeffrey L. Finley could not be reached for...

What downtown property with a park view went for a cool $1.2 million?

1030 Grover Wilson Road from Eric K. Kas and Sarah M. Kas to Cornelius R. Qualls and Deon C. Peay Qualls $170,250. 120 Pine Loop...

Heyman: 10 managers whose seats are hot, lukewarm or cooler than you'd think - Today's Knuckleball (blog)

Today's Knuckleball (blog)Heyman: 10 managers whose seats are hot, lukewarm or cooler than you'd thinkToday's Knuckleball (blog)8. Paul Molitor (49-71), Twins. They will very likely...

Jason Kenney makes stop in Sylvan Lake

(registration)Conservative Member of Parliament Jason Kenney made a stop in Sylvan Lake on Tuesday afternoon during his Unity Tour. According to Kenney, who has...