(Canadian Press Broadcast Wire (Canada) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) (BlackBerry-Smartphone) (Audio: 13)
One financial analyst says BlackBerry's decision to cut 45-hundred jobs has likely come way too late.
Analyst Bill Kreher believes the smartphone maker is making the move out of desperation.
At this point, BlackBerry's best bet seems to be in selling off parts of the company, but after putting itself on the market last month, it has yet to announce an interested bidder.
BlackBerry expects to post a second-quarter loss of up to 995-million dollars when it reports its earnings Friday. (7)
The investigation into Wednesday's horrific crash between a Via Rail train and an Ottawa city bus is now shifting to focus on that double-decker bus.
It appears Transportation Safety Board investigators have all but ruled out the train as the cause of the crash that killed six and injured about 30.
They also say the crossing arms deployed properly.
The team will now dismantle the bus to check for any mechanical problems -- a job that could take weeks or months. (7)
(Elxn-NS) (Audio: 85)
Nova Scotia Tories are making the case of a 17-year-old girl who attempted suicide after she was allegedly sexually assaulted and bullied part of their election platform.
Leader Jamie Baillie is promising to launch a judicial inquiry to examine how the system handled the Rehtaeh Parsons case if his party is elected.
Parson's father Glen Canning supports the call, saying an independent review launched last month by the N-D-P government isn't enough.
Rehtaeh was taken off life-support after her suicide attempt in April. (7)
(Kenya-Mall-Attack) (Audio: 88)
Police in Nairobi, Kenya are blaming today's attack in an upscale shopping mall on terrorists.
A Red Cross official says at least 22 people died, and a witness claims the attackers were targeting non-Muslims.
No one has claimed responsibility, but an al-Qaida-linked Somali militant group had threatened large-scale attacks on Kenya for sending its military into Somalia. (7)
Greenpeace is dismissing suggestions a Russian agency is formally considering charges of piracy against its activists.
The organization's lawyer denies that Greenpeace members, including two Canadians, engaged in piracy while attempting to board an offshore drilling platform owned by a state natural gas company.
Greenpeace has not been able to contact its ship ``The Arctic Sunrise'' since it was stormed by Russia's Coast Guard in Arctic waters Thursday. (7)
It's official -- the Washington Capitals will host the N-H-L's 2015 Winter Classic game.
The game will take place on New Year's Day.
The venue and opponent will be named later. (7)
(NewsWatch by Dawn Kelly)
(The Canadian Press)
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