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Articles from February 11, 2014

10-Time Medallist Brian McKeever Heads Canada's Paralympic Cross-Country Team
McKeever heads Paralympic cross-country team--LAKE LOUISE, Alta. - Brian McKeever will once again lead Canada's cross-country team at the Sochi Paralympics.The 10-time medallist was among 14 cross-country skiers and biathletes named to the Canadian contingent...
Accused Terror Suspect Supported Violent Jihad, Says Crown Lawyer
Terror suspect backed jihad: federal lawyer--OTTAWA - Federal lawyers say a doctor of pathology from London, Ont., joined a homegrown group dedicated to supporting "violent jihad" by whatever means possible.Khurram Syed Sher, 31, is being tried by judge...
B.C. Father Welcomes Baby Iver but Bids a Final Farewell to His Wife
B.C. Baby Iver's born but loses his mom--VICTORIA - The best and worst moment of Dylan Benson's 32-year-old life arrived Saturday evening, when medical personnel in Victoria showed him cellphone photos of his new son who was born only moments earlier...
B.C. Throne Speech Calls LNG 'Incredible Opportunity,' Recalls President Kennedy
B.C. chases LNG's 'incredible opportunity'--VICTORIA - British Columbia Premier Christy Clark's latest throne speech compares her government's pursuit of liquefied natural gas to the almost unbelievable race to land astronauts on the moon in the 1960s,...
BKO-CIS-MEN-Stdgs
BKO-CIS-MEN-Stdgs--CIS MENCanada WestQuebec ConferenceOUAAUSTuesday's resultsCape Breton 74 StFX 61Monday's resultsSaint Mary's 106 Acadia 101Wednesday's gamesWindsor at Waterloo, 8 p.m.Laurier at McMaster, 8 p.m.Western at Brock, 8 p.m.Thursday's gamesUQAM...
BKO-CIS-WOMEN-Stdgs
BKO-CIS-WOMEN-Stdgs--CIS WomenAUSCanada WestQuebec ConferenceOUATuesday's resultsCape Breton 60 StFX 49Monday's resultsSaint Mary's 75 Acadia 60Wednesday's gamesWindsor at Waterloo, 6 p.m.Laurier at McMaster, 6 p.m.Western at Brock, 6 p.m.Thursday's...
Brookfield Residential Q4 Profit Up at US$79M; Cites Brisker Business
Brookfield Residential Q4 profit up at US$79M--CALGARY - Brookfield Residential Properties Inc. (TSX:BRP) is reporting an jump in fourth-quarter net earnings, citing an increase in closings and higher home prices.The North American land developer and...
Budget Includes Grab Bag of Issues, from Senate Suspensions to Bitcoins
Budgets can be a grab-bag of issues--OTTAWA - A look at some unusual items included in Finance Minister Jim Flaherty's budget, delivered Tuesday:Disgraced senators or MPs suspended from their jobs won't be allowed to accumulate lucrative pension benefits...
Budget Littered with Items That Have No Cost but Sound like a Million Bucks
Budget filled with Flaherty freebies--OTTAWA - The Harper government's latest budget is chock full of items that don't cost a penny but sure sound like a million bucks.The no-cost list includes publicizing employment insurance benefits for apprentices,...
Business News as of 5 P.M. ET
Business News as of 5 p.m. ET--TUESDAY, FEB. 11, 2014, 5 p.m. ETBUSINESS NEWS ADVISORYHere are the top Business News stories from The Canadian Press as of 5 p.m. All times Eastern unless otherwise stated. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries...
Changing Names of Famous Toronto Landmarks No Easy Feat
Changing names of famous landmarks not easy--TORONTO - Whether it's to raise money or honour remarkable individuals, changing the names of famous landmarks in Toronto is no easy feat.It will be months before city council decides whether to rename Union...
Concordia Stingers Name Former Linebacker Mickey Donovan as New Head Coach
Stingers name former LB as new head coach--MONTREAL - The Concordia Stingers named former standout linebacker Mickey Donovan as the university's new football coach on Tuesday.Donovan is just the fifth head coach in school history and replaces Gerry McGrath,...
Couillard Defends Canada as Quebec Legislature Returns amid Election Rumours
Couillard defends Canada as legislature returns--QUEBEC - Quebec Liberal Leader Philippe Couillard has given a clear indication of his election strategy, vaunting the merits of Canada while in the same breath saying he is a proud Quebecer.The former...
Digital Up, TV Ratings Down for CBC's Olympic Coverage So Far
Digital up, TV ratings down for Olympics so far--TORONTO - More than 28 million Canadians have tuned in to coverage of the Sochi Olympics so far and while some of the ratings numbers have been lower than the records set during the 2010 Vancouver Games,...
Extended Forecasts for Alberta and Northeastern British Columbia Issued by Environment Canada
Extended forecasts for Alberta and northeastern British Columbia issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday for Alberta issued by Environment Canada at 15:30 mst Tuesday 11 February 2014.City of...
Extended Forecasts for British Columbia Issued by Environment Canada
Extended forecasts for British Columbia issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday for British Columbia issued by Environment Canada at 05:00 pst Tuesday 11 February 2014.Metro Vancouver: Thursday,...
Extended Weather for Ontario Issued by Environment Canada
Extended weather for Ontario issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday for Ontario issued by Environment Canada at 05:00 est Tuesday 11 February 2014.City of Toronto: Thursday, cloudy with 30 percent...
Extended Weather for Ontario Issued by Environment Canada
Extended weather for Ontario issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday for Ontario issued by Environment Canada at 15:30 est Tuesday 11 February 2014.City of Toronto: Thursday, cloudy with 30 percent...
Extended Weather for Saskatchewan Issued by Environment Canada
Extended weather for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada at 04:30 cst Tuesday 11 February 2014.City of Regina, Fort Qu'Appelle -...
Extended Weather for Saskatchewan Issued by Environment Canada
Extended weather for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada at 15:30 cst Tuesday 11 February 2014.City of Regina, Fort Qu'Appelle -...
Federal Budget's Jobs Training Funds Targeted to West: Nova Scotia Minister
Budget does little for Nova Scotia: minister--HALIFAX - Nova Scotia's finance minister says she's concerned Ottawa's plans to forge ahead with the Canada Job Grant is targeted to the West and will result in slashed training programs in her province.Diana...
Flaherty's Olympic Budget Includes $23 Million in Yearly Sports Funding
Olympic budget delivers sports funding--OTTAWA - Canadian athletes keep racking up medals at the Sochi Olympics, and now more money is coming their way to keep them on the podium.Finance Minister Jim Flaherty's latest budget -- released Tuesday while...
Forecast for Alberta and Northeastern British Columbia Issued by Environment Canada
Forecast for Alberta and northeastern British Columbia issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for Alberta issued by Environment Canada at 16:00 mst Tuesday 11 February 2014.City of Calgary: Today, mainly cloudy. Clearing in the afternoon. Wind becoming...
Forecast for Coastal British Columbia Issued by Environment Canada
Forecast for Coastal British Columbia issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for Coastal British Columbia issued by Environment Canada at 16:00 pst Tuesday 11 February 2014.Metro Vancouver: Today, mainly cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers in the...
Forecast for Manitoba Issued by Environment Canada
Forecast for Manitoba issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for Manitoba issued by Environment Canada at 11:00 cst Tuesday 11 February 2014.City of Winnipeg: Today, snow and local blowing snow ending late this afternoon then cloudy. Amount 2 to 4 cm....
Forecast for Newfoundland and Labrador Issued by Environment Canada
Forecast for Newfoundland and Labrador issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday for Labrador issued by Environment Canada at 16:00 nst Tuesday 11 February 2014.St. John's - Bonavista Peninsula:...
Forecast for Northwestern Ontario Issued by Environment Canada
Forecast for Northwestern Ontario issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for Northwestern and Northern Ontario issued by Environment Canada at 11:30 est Tuesday 11 February 2014.City of Thunder Bay, Superior West: Today, increasing cloudiness this afternoon....
Forecast for Ontario Issued by Environment Canada
Forecast for Ontario issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for Ontario issued by Environment Canada at 11:00 est Tuesday 11 February 2014.City of Toronto: Today, a mix of sun and cloud. High -10. Tonight, partly cloudy. Low -18. Wednesday, mainly sunny....
Forecast for Ontario Issued by Environment Canada
Forecast for Ontario issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for Ontario issued by Environment Canada at 15:30 est Tuesday 11 February 2014.City of Toronto: Today, mainly sunny. High -4.Windsor - Essex - Chatham-Kent: Today, mainly sunny. High -6.Sarnia...
Forecast for Saskatchewan Issued by Environment Canada
Forecast for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada at 11:00 cst Tuesday 11 February 2014.City of Regina: Today, a mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance of flurries. Wind northwest 30...
Forecast for the Maritimes Issued by Environment Canada
Forecast for the Maritimes issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for the Maritimes issued by Environment Canada at 11:00 ast Tuesday 11 February 2014.Halifax Metro and Halifax County West, Halifax County - east of Porters Lake, Lunenburg County, Queens...
Forecast for the Maritimes Issued by Environment Canada
Forecast for the Maritimes issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for the Maritimes issued by Environment Canada at 16:00 ast Tuesday 11 February 2014.Halifax Metro and Halifax County West, Halifax County - east of Porters Lake, Lunenburg County, Queens...
Forecast for the Northwestern Ontario Issued by Environment Canada
Forecast for the Northwestern Ontario issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for Northwestern and Northern Ontario issued by Environment Canada at 16:00 est Tuesday 11 February 2014.City of Thunder Bay, Superior West: Today, a mix of sun and cloud with...
Forecasts for Alberta and Northeastern British Columbia Issued by Environment Canada
Forecasts for Alberta and northeastern British Columbia issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for Alberta issued by Environment Canada at 11:00 mst Tuesday 11 February 2014.City of Calgary: Today, a mix of sun and cloud. High -13. Tonight, partly cloudy....
Forecasts for Coastal British Columbia Issued by Environment Canada
Forecasts for Coastal British Columbia issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for Coastal British Columbia issued by Environment Canada at 11:00 pst Tuesday 11 February 2014.Metro Vancouver: Today, cloudy. 60 percent chance of showers this afternoon....
Forecasts for the Columbia, Central Interior and Peace River Regions of B.C. Issued by Environment Canada
Forecasts for The Columbia, Central Interior and Peace River Regions of B.C. issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for the Columbia, the Central Interior and the Peace River districts of British Columbia issued by Environment Canada at 16:00 mst Tuesday...
Forecasts for Yukon and Northwestern British Columbia Issued by Environment Canada
Forecasts for Yukon and northwestern British Columbia issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for Yukon and northwestern British Columbia issued by Environment Canada at 11:00 pst Tuesday 11 February 2014.Whitehorse: Today, a mix of sun and cloud. Wind...
Former Guantanamo Inmate Omar Khadr Transferred to Medium Security in Alberta
Omar Khadr transferred to medium security--EDMONTON - A lawyer for former Guantanamo Bay inmate Omar Khadr says his client has been transferred out of a federal maximum security prison in Alberta.John Phillips does not say where Khadr has been sent or...
Global Science Group Criticizes Alberta Wolf Bounties, Says They Don't Work
Scientists criticize Alberta wolf bounties--EDMONTON - Alberta programs that offer cash for dead wolves are obsolete and ineffective and the provincial government should take steps to forbid them, says the world's largest network of conservation scientists.In...
Gold, Bronze in Slopestyle Skiing Gives Canada Nine Medals So Far at Sochi Games
Canada increases medal count to nine in Sochi--SOCHI, Russia - It's becoming quite common to see two Canadian flags rising together at the Sochi Olympics.For the third time at the Games, two Canadians found themselves on the same podium. Freestyle skier...
Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Toronto Argonauts the Early Winners in CFL Free Agency
Ticats, Argos early winners in free agency--The Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Toronto Argonauts were the big winners on the first day of CFL free agency.The clubs each added a key Canadian, with the Tiger-Cats signing defensive back Craig Butler and the Argonauts...
Hang-Glider Pilot Sentenced to Five Months for Fatal Tandem Accident in B.C
Hang-glider pilot sentenced to five months--CHILLIWACK, B.C. - A veteran British Columbia hang-glider pilot sentenced to jail after his passenger plummeted 300 metres to her death should never have missed several fundamental steps during a pre-launch...
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 5 P.M. ET Tuesday, Feb. 11
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory--Tuesday, Feb. 11, 20145 p.m.HEALTH-LIFESTYLES-TRAVEL NEWS ADVISORYHere are the Health-Lifestyles-Travel stories from The Canadian Press as of 5 p.m. ET. Entries are subject to change as news develops. Questions can go...
HKO-WHL-Stdgs
HKO-WHL-Stdgs--WHLAll Times PacificEASTERN CONFERENCEEAST DIVISIONCENTRAL DIVISIONWESTERN CONFERENCEB.C. DIVISIONU.S. DIVISIONd-division leader; x-clinched playoff berth. Note: Division leaders ranked in top three positions per conference regardless...
Howell Gives Canada Fourth Gold as Impressive Medal Haul Continues
5 things to know Tuesday in Sochi--SOCHI, Russia - Five things to know Tuesday at the Sochi Olympics:HOWELL STEPS UP -- With X Games champion Kaya Turski knocked out of qualifying, someone had to step up for Canada's freestyle team in the women's slopestyle...
Internal Report Says Parks Canada Buildings in Worse Shape Than Claimed
Parks Canada's assets crumbling: report--OTTAWA - Parks Canada's crumbling forts, historical houses and other heritage structures are in much poorer shape than the agency estimates.That's the finding of an independent consultant asked to review a comprehensive...
In the U.S., a Long, Stressful Game of Fiscal Russian Roulette Draws to a Close
Multi-year U.S. debt battle winding down--WASHINGTON - A high-stakes, multi-year battle over the U.S. debt ceiling drew to a close Tuesday with Republicans throwing in the towel.President Barack Obama's congressional opponents ended the brinkmanship...
Legal First: Nova Scotia Court Issues First Cyberbullying Prevention Order
Court tells man to stop cyberbullying--HALIFAX - A unique Nova Scotia law aimed at stopping online harassment received its first test in court Tuesday when a judge imposed a cyberbullying prevention order on a man accused of using Facebook to threaten...
Medjool Dates Give Savoury Duck Parfait and Lamb Tagine a Hint of Sweetness
Roast duck, lamb tagine feature Medjool dates--Here are some recipes to show your love on Valentine's Day -- and all year long.Medjool Date Glazed Roast Duck and Mashed Potato ParfaitThis parfait is easy for even a novice cook to assemble yet it has...
Moguls Repeat Gold Medallist Bilodeau Inspired by Handicapped Brother
Bilodeau inspired by handicapped brother--SOCHI, Russia - When Alexandre Bilodeau won his gold medal in moguls skiing this week, the first person he looked for was his brother Frederic.The freestyle skier from Rosemere, Que., had done the same when he...
Nelsen: Toronto FC Players Understand the Pressure of High Expectations
Nelsen: TFC players understand the pressure--TORONTO - With expectations already sky-high, Toronto FC head coach Ryan Nelsen won't say much to his players about pressure heading into the 2014 Major League Soccer season.To a man, they already know."I...
Opting for Double Mastectomy May Up Survival Rate in BRCA Breast Cancer: Study
Breast cancer survival may depend on surgery--TORONTO - Women with BRCA-related breast cancer who have a double mastectomy are half as likely to die of the disease within 20 years compared to those who opt for removal of only the cancerous breast, a...
Panel Says U.S. Should Maintain Protection for Transplanted Canadian Wolves
Keep protection for Canadian wolves: panel--VANCOUVER - An expert panel has recommended against lifting endangered species protection for grey wolves that have thrived since being relocated from Canada to the United States.The U.S. Fish and Wildlife...
P.E.I. Finance Minister Concerned about Federal Budget's Impact on Province
P.E.I. wanted more from Ottawa in budget--CHARLOTTETOWN - Prince Edward Island's finance minister says Tuesday's federal budget contains "some troubling themes" for his province's financial situation.Wes Sheridan said he is concerned about the direction...
Photo Advisory
Photo advisory--The Canadian Press picture advisory for Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. Daily coverage is provided by a combination of The Canadian Press staff and member papers. Entries with an estimated photo transmission time are staffed by The Canadian Press...
Photo Advisory Addition
Photo advisory addition--The Canadian Press picture advisory addition for Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014.Daily coverage is provided by a combination of The Canadian Press staff and member papers. Entries with an estimated photo transmission time are staffed...
Poll Finds Broad Support for Budget Balance as Feds Poised for Black Ink in 2015
Broad support for budget balance, then what?--OTTAWA - Jim Flaherty has been signalling for months that fiscal Valhalla is just over the horizon.The only finance minister Stephen Harper has ever employed delivered a federal spending blueprint Tuesday...
Quebec Mining Investment Took Deeper Plunge Than Forecast Last Year
Quebec mining investment fell 37% in 2013--MONTREAL - Investments in Quebec's mining sector plunged deeper than expected last year, declining nearly 37 per cent from a record year in 2012 and marking the first annual drop in a decade, Quebec's statistics...
Respect in Sport Program Improving Hockey Parent Behaviour: Organizers
Respect in Sport expanding to Calgary players--CALGARY - The organizers of an online course that preaches better behaviour to minor hockey parents say the number of violent spectacles at games is down since the program was made mandatory in Calgary.Kevin...
Saskatchewan Says Federal Budget Lacks Infrastructure Info, Job Program Changes
Saskatchewan says federal budget lacking--REGINA - The Saskatchewan government didn't see what it wanted in the federal budget.Finance Minister Ken Krawetz said Tuesday the province was hoping for more details on Ottawa's infrastructure program known...
Saskatchewan Woman Who Ran over Man with Car Gets 26 Months in Jail
Woman who ran over man gets 26 months--PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. - A northern Saskatchewan woman has been sentenced to 26 months in jail for running over and killing a man.Danielle Chamakese (CHAM-ah-kees), who is 22, was convicted last fall of dangerous...
Screening Mammography Doesn't Cut Breast Cancer Deaths, Canadian Study Says
Screening mammography doesn't cut deaths: Study--TORONTO - A long-term, landmark -- and contentious -- Canadian study looking at the impact of breast cancer screening with mammography suggests the widely used technique isn't reducing the number of women...
Sousa Says Ontario Ripped off by Federal Budget, Calls It Kick in the Teeth
Ontario "ripped off" by federal budget--TORONTO - The Harper government is balancing its books at Ontario's expense, making itself "look good" before the 2015 election while putting the province's economic recovery at risk, Finance Minister Charles Sousa...
Stocks Jump, Yellen Says US Can Weather Stimulus Taper While Keeping Rates Low
TSX rises, traders look to Fed chair--TORONTO - North American stock markets racked up solid gains Tuesday thanks to reassuring words from the new chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve.The S&P/TSX composite index jumped 86.81 points to 13,880.99 after...
Teens Weep outside Crime Scene after Three Young People Slain in Quebec
Triple homicide stuns teens in Quebec town--TROIS-RIVIERES, - Teens clutched each other and sobbed at the edge of a police perimeter Tuesday after realizing their friend was likely among the victims of a triple homicide in their central Quebec community.Police...
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Wednesday, Feb. 12
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Feb. 12--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Wednesday, Feb. 12 as of 3 p.m: x-denotes wire, y-denotes picture, z-denotes graphics coverage. Copy from other events based on merit and availability. All times...
'The Counselor' among DVD Releases for Feb. 9-15
'The Counselor' among new DVDs--A look at some DVDs scheduled to be released in the weeks ahead.For the week of Feb. 9-15The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas BoxAll is LostThe Americans: The Complete First SeasonAnd Then There Was YouAnna NicoleThe...
Tories Forge Ahead on Job Grant, Vow to Enforce It with, without Provincial Laggards
Conservatives forging ahead on job grant--OTTAWA - The Conservative government's insistence Tuesday that it will enforce the contentious Canada Job Grant in just six weeks -- with or without the co-operation of any stragglers among the provinces and...
Tories Kiss Deficits Goodbye, Build Up Fiscal Arsenal Ahead of 2015 Election
Tories likely to balance books in 2014-15--OTTAWA - The governing Conservatives are singing the final aria of their five-year deficit-fighting opera, finally ready to draw the red-ink curtain on a new show: a 2015 election campaign built on managerial...
Transgender Woman Moved from Men's Jail to Women's Facility: Official
Transgender woman moved to women's jail--TORONTO - Jail officials say a transgender woman from London, England, who was held in a detention centre for males has now been transferred to a facility for women.Earl Essery, the shift supervisor at Maplehurst...
TSX Listed Corporate Dividends and Distributions Declared Feb. 11
TSX listed corporate dividends, distributions--TORONTO - Dividends or distributions were declared or update on the following listed issues on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Feb. 11, 2014.<Atrium Mortgage Investment Corporation (TSX:AI): $0. Payable...
What Canada Did at the Winter Olympics on Tuesday, Feb. 11
What Canada Did at the Winter Olympics on Tuesday, Feb. 11--SOCHI, Russia - What Canada Did on Tuesday at the 2014 Winter Olympics:BIATHLONWomen's 10 km Pursuit - Zina Kocher, Red Deer, Alta., 25th, (32 minutes, 15.1 seconds, +2 minutes, 44.4 seconds);...
Wildlife Officials Mull Quotas for World's Last Unregulated Polar Bear Hunt
Quotas mulled for last unregulated bear hunt--Public hearings begin Wednesday in the tiny community of Inukjuak in Quebec's arctic region to discuss putting quotas on the world's last unregulated polar bear hunt.Scientists say climate change is starting...