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Articles from April 5, 2013

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B.C. Company Soars with Lockheed Martin: Sells Superfast Quantum Computer
B.C. company sells superfast computer--VANCOUVER - When the world's largest defence contractor reportedly paid $10 million for a superfast quantum computer, the Burnaby, B.C., company that built it earned a huge vote of confidence.Two years after Lockheed...
Bikers, Mob Bosses and Killers: Montreal Sketch Artist Has Drawn Them All
Sketch artist has witnessed it all--MONTREAL - It's been a particularly gruesome anniversary year for a man who's had close encounters with some of Canada's most notorious killers.Mike McLaughlin, a courtroom sketch artist, has illustrated some of the...
Business News as of 6 P.M. ET
Business News as of 6 p.m. ET--FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 6 p.m. ETBUSINESS NEWS ADVISORYHere are the top Business News stories from The Canadian Press as of 6 p.m. All times Eastern unless otherwise stated. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries...
Canada and Europe Hash out Resolution for Auto Trade: Leaked Documents
Canada and EU plot resolution on autos--OTTAWA - Leaked European documents on the free-trade talks with Canada suggest the two sides have the bare bones for an agreement in the troublesome field of autos.The Canadian Press has obtained a European list...
Canada Records Bigger Trade Deficit as Exports Fail to Cash in on Stronger U.S
Exports fall as trade deficit widens--OTTAWA - Canada's merchandise trade deficit widened to $1 billion in February, disappointing markets and economists who had been anticipating better economic news south of border would result in the first trade surplus...
Canada's Bram, Agosta-Marciano End Scoring Drought in 8-0 Win over Finland
Canada in semifinals at women's world hockey--OTTAWA - A pair of Canadian forwards breathed sighs of relief in Canada's 8-0 win over Finland at the women's world hockey championship Friday.Bailey Bram scored her long-awaited first goal with Canada's...
Canada Shed 54,500 Jobs in March, Biggest One-Month Drop since Early 2009
Economy sheds 54,500 jobs last month--OTTAWA - Canada's job performance last month was the worst since the global recession as 54,500 workers joined the ranks of the unemployed, all full-time and all in the important private sector.Economists were left...
Canada Winds Up Fourth after Closing Losses to Sweden and Denmark
Canada qualifies for playoff berth at worlds--VICTORIA - If Canada is going to capture a fourth consecutive world men's curling title, Brad Jacobs will have to do it the hard way.Jacobs's Northern Ontario rink lost its final two round-robin games Thursday...
Canadian Dollar Down Sharply on Disappointing Employment, Trade Readings
Loonie falls on job, trade disappointments--TORONTO - The Canadian dollar was lower Friday but well off the worst levels of the session as job creation numbers for Canada and the United States missed by a wide margin.The loonie had tumbled more than...
Canadian Homeowners Don't Think They'll Be Mortgage-Free until They're 57: CIBC
Debt impeding mortgage payments: poll--TORONTO - The average Canadian homeowner doesn't think they'll be mortgage-free until they're 57 -- two years longer than what they expected last year, a survey by CIBC suggests (TSX:CM).The survey also found that...
Canucks Look Fresh in 4-0 Victory over Oilers with Derek Roy in Lineup
Canucks look fresh with Derek Roy in lineup--VANCOUVER - Derek Roy may have been the only new face, but the Vancouver Canucks looked like a different team on Thursday.The Canucks defeated the Oilers 4-0, just two games after losing by the same score...
Celebrity Birthdays for April 11
Celebrity birthdays for April 11--Celebrity Birthdays for April 11:Former U.S. politician Ethel Kennedy is 85.Actor Joel Grey is 81.Canadian composer and radio broadcaster/producer Norma Beecroft is 79.Actress Louise Lasser is 74.Pulitzer Prize-winning...
Celebrity Birthdays for April 11
Celebrity birthdays for April 11--Celebrity Birthdays for April 11:Former U.S. politician Ethel Kennedy is 85.Actor Joel Grey is 81.Canadian composer and radio broadcaster/producer Norma Beecroft is 79.Actress Louise Lasser is 74.Pulitzer Prize-winning...
Celebrity Birthdays for April 12
Celebrity birthdays for April 12--Celebrity Birthdays for April 12:Country singer Ned Miller is 88.Actress Jane Withers is 87.Opera singer Montserrat Caballe is 80.Playwright Alan Ayckbourn is 74.Musician Herbie Hancock is 73.Actor Frank Bank ("Leave...
Celebrity Birthdays for April 13
Celebrity birthdays for April 13--Celebrity Birthdays for April 13:Movie director Stanley Donen is 89.Actor Lyle Waggoner ("The Carol Burnett Show") is 78.Actor Edward Fox is 76.Actor Paul Sorvino is 74.Poet Seamus Heaney is 74.Movie-TV composer Bill...
Celebrity Birthdays for April 7
Celebrity birthdays for April 7--Celebrity Birthdays for April 7:Actor James Garner is 85.Country singer Cal Smith is 81.Actor Wayne Rogers ("MASH") is 80.Country singer Bobby Bare is 78.Singer Charlie Thomas of The Drifters is 76.Movie director Francis...
Celebrity Birthdays for April 8
Celebrity birthdays for April 8--Celebrity Birthdays for April 8:Comedian Shecky Greene is 87.Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan is 75.Basketball Hall-of-Famer John Havlicek is 73.Original Mouseketeer Darlene Gillespie is 72.Singer J.J. Jackson is...
Celebrity Birthdays for April 9
Celebrity birthdays for April 9--Celebrity Birthdays for April 9:Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner is 87.Satirical songwriter and mathematician Tom Lehrer is 85.Naturalist Jim Fowler ("Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom") is 81.Actor Jean-Paul Belmondo...
Cops Can't Use Complaints Process as Shield against Lawsuits, Top Court Says
SCOC:Cops can't hide behind complaints system--TORONTO - A man who claimed he was the victim of brutality during an unlawful arrest can sue police even though a complaints adjudicator found no merit in his claims, the country's highest court decided...
'Disaster Decks' Profiles and Fixes Outdoor DIY Projects Gone Awry
'Disaster Decks' fixes DIY projects gone awry--TORONTO - Dreams of an outdoor oasis can quickly dissolve for homeowners who tackle backyard builds without the skills and knowledge to do the job properly.Home renovation show "Disaster Decks" profiles...
Entertainment News as of 5 P.M. April 5
Entertainment News Advisory--Friday, April 5, 20135 p.m.ENTERTAINMENT NEWS ADVISORYHere are the top Entertainment stories from The Canadian Press as of 5 p.m. ET. All times Eastern unless otherwise stated. Coverage plans are included when available....
Expert on History Series 'Perfect Storms' Believes He's Solved AD 536 Mystery
Has 'Perfect Storms' solved AD 536 mystery?--TORONTO - American paleoecologist Dr. Robert Dull believes he's pretty much solved the mystery behind a catastrophic global climate change event from the sixth century.As the new History series "Perfect Storms"...
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 Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for Alberta issued by Environment Canada at 15:30 mdt Friday 5 April 2013.City of Calgary:...
Extended Forecasts for British Columbia Issued by Environment Canada
Extended forecasts for British Columbia issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for British Columbia issued by Environment Canada at 05:00 pdt Friday 5 April 2013.Metro Vancouver: Sunday, periods...
Extended Weather Forecast for the Maritimes Issued by Environment Canada
Extended weather forecast for the Maritimes issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for the Maritimes and Iles de la Madeleine issued by Environment Canada at 05:00 adt Friday 5 April 2013.Halifax...
Extended Weather for Ontario Issued by Environment Canada
Extended weather for Ontario issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for Ontario issued by Environment Canada at 05:00 edt Friday 5 April 2013.City of Toronto: Sunday, showers. Windy. Low 4....
Extended Weather for Ontario Issued by Environment Canada
Extended weather for Ontario issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for Ontario issued by Environment Canada at 15:30 edt Friday 5 April 2013.City of Toronto: Sunday, showers. High 15. Monday,...
Extended Weather for Saskatchewan Issued by Environment Canada
Extended weather for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada at 04:30 cst Friday 5 April 2013.City of Regina, Fort Qu'Appelle - Indian...
Extended Weather for Saskatchewan Issued by Environment Canada
Extended weather for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada at 15:30 cst Friday 5 April 2013.City of Regina, Fort Qu'Appelle - Indian...
Federal Court Tells Ottawa to Reimburse First Nation for Disabled Child's Costs
First Nations children score court victory--OTTAWA - The Federal Court has ordered Ottawa to reimburse a First Nations band for the cost of taking care of a severely disabled teenager living at home -- a ruling that could have widespread implications...
Feds Tighten Tariff Exemption on TVs, iPods by Demanding Consumer Proof of Use
Feds tighten tariff exemption on TVs, iPods--OTTAWA - The federal government is tightening up tariffs on imported products such as televisions and iPods that receive a special exemption when used with computers.Importers owe about $16 million from 2011...
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 mdt Friday 5 April 2013.City of Calgary: Today, cloudy. 60 percent chance of flurries in the afternoon. Risk...
Forecast for Labrador Issued by Environment Canada
Forecast for Labrador issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for Labrador issued by Environment Canada at 16:30 ndt Friday 5 April 2013.Labrador City and Wabush, Churchill Falls and vicinity, Churchill Valley: Today, mainly cloudy with 60 percent chance...
Forecast for Manitoba Issued by Environment Canada
Forecast for Manitoba issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for Manitoba issued by Environment Canada at 11:00 cdt Friday 5 April 2013.City of Winnipeg: Today, cloudy. Light snow beginning late this afternoon. Wind becoming south 20 km-h early this...
Forecast for Newfoundland and Labrador Issued by Environment Canada
Forecast for Newfoundland and Labrador issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for Labrador issued by Environment Canada at 16:00 ndt Friday 5 April 2013.St. John's - Bonavista Peninsula: Sunday,...
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 edt Friday 5 April 2013.City of Thunder Bay, Superior West: Today, sunny. Becoming a mix of sun and...
Forecast for Ontario Issued by Environment Canada
Forecast for Ontario issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for Ontario issued by Environment Canada at 11:00 edt Friday 5 April 2013.City of Toronto: Today, sunny. Wind northwest 30 km-h becoming light this afternoon. High 6. UV index 5 or moderate....
Forecast for Ontario Issued by Environment Canada
Forecast for Ontario issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for Ontario issued by Environment Canada at 15:30 edt Friday 5 April 2013.City of Toronto: Today, sunny. Increasing cloudiness in the afternoon. High plus 4. UV index 5 or moderate.Windsor...
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 Friday 5 April 2013.City of Regina: Today, snow. Risk of freezing rain early this afternoon. Snowfall amount 5 cm. Wind southeast...
Forecast for Saskatchewan Issued by Environment Canada
Forecast for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada at 16:00 cst Friday 5 April 2013.City of Regina: Today, cloudy. 70 percent chance of flurries in the morning. Temperature steady near -1.City...
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 adt Friday 5 April 2013.Halifax Metro and Halifax County West, Halifax County - east of Porters Lake: Today, increasing cloudiness....
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 adt Friday 5 April 2013.Halifax Metro and Halifax County West, Halifax County - east of Porters Lake: Today, a few flurries ending...
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 edt Friday 5 April 2013.City of Thunder Bay, Upsala - Raith, Superior West: Today, periods of snow....
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 mdt Friday 5 April 2013.City of Calgary: Today, becoming cloudy this afternoon with 40 percent chance of...
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 11:00 mdt Friday...
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 mdt Friday...
Forecasts for the Southwest Interior and Kootenay Regions of B.C. Issued by Environment Canada
Forecasts for The Southwest Interior and Kootenay Regions of B.C. issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for the southwest interior and the Kootenay Districts of British Columbia issued by Environment Canada at 16:00 pdt Friday 5 April 2013.North Okanagan...
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 pdt Friday 5 April 2013.Whitehorse: Today, sunny. Wind becoming southeast...
Greg Scott Scores 2:20 into Overtime as Marlies Edge IceCaps 3-2
Marlies beat IceCaps in 3-2 in overtime--ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Greg Scott quickly made amends for taking a penalty in overtime and potentially costing his team the game.Scott scored 2:20 into OT shortly after emerging from the penalty box as the Toronto...
Group Concerned about Climate Change Proposes Warning Labels for Gas Nozzles
Group proposes warning labels for gas nozzles--TORONTO - An environmental group focused on the dangers of climate change is lobbying for Canadian municipalities to pass bylaws that would require warning labels on gas station pump nozzles.Lawyer Robert...
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 5 P.M. ET Friday, April 5
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory--Friday, April 5, 20135 p.m.HEALTH-LIFESTYLES-TRAVEL NEWS ADVISORYHere are the Health-Lifestyles-Travel stories from The Canadian Press as of 5 p.m. ET. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are subject to...
Higher Bike Tariffs Will Drive Cross-Border Shopping, Says Dorel CEO
Consumers hurt by higher tariffs: CEO--MONTREAL - Ottawa's decision to increase tariffs on hundreds of products will drive increased cross-border shopping, the CEO of bike manufacturer Dorel Industries said Friday.However, Martin Schwartz said he's not...
High School Teachers Get Better Benefits, Fewer Unpaid Days under New Deal
Teachers get better deal with government--TORONTO - The union representing public high school teacher shouldn't be rewarded with a sweetened contract after putting students and parents through the wringer for eight months with no extracurricular activities,...
International News Advisory as of 1 P.M., Friday, April 5, 2013
International News Advisory--Friday, April 5, 20131 p.m.INTERNATIONAL NEWS ADVISORYHere are the top International News stories. All times are Eastern unless otherwise stated. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are subject to change as...
Joint Funeral in Newmarket, Ont., for 4 Family Members Killed in Fire
Joint funeral for 4 family fire victims--NEWMARKET, Ont. - Hundreds of mourners have packed a church in Newmarket, Ont., for the funeral of four family members killed in a house fire one week ago.The fire in the town of East Gwillimbury, north of Toronto,...
Judge Dismisses Conflict Complaint against Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz
Conflict complaint against Winnipeg mayor dismissed--WINNIPEG - Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz gets to keep his job.A Court of Queen's Bench judge dismissed a complaint Friday that Katz violated a section of a provincial conflict of interest law when he hosted...
Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Shareholder Calls for IOC Spinoff Vote
Labrador Iron Ore Royalty split urged--TORONTO - Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Corp. is being urged to allow investors to vote on selling the mining holding company's equity stake in Iron Ore Company of Canada.Toronto-based hedge fund Waratah Investors called...
Leafs Forward Lupul Day to Day with Upper-Body Injury after Taking Hard Hit
Leafs forward Joffrey Lupul day to day--TORONTO - Toronto Maple Leafs forward Joffrey Lupul was playing some of the best hockey of his career after returning from a 25-game absence to a broken forearm.He's back on the shelf now with an upper-body injury...
Manitoba Relied on Outdated Technology, Rookie Personnel in 2011 Flood: Report
Outdated tech used in 2011 flood: report--WINNIPEG - The Manitoba government relied on outdated technology and inexperienced forecasters as it faced record flooding in 2011, says an independent review.Even the model used to predict how high rivers would...
Maple Leafs Fall to Flyers 5-3, Lose Joffrey Lupul to Upper-Body Injury
Maple Leafs fall to Flyers 5-3, lose Lupul--TORONTO - The Toronto Maple Leafs lost the game and one of their hottest players in Thursday's defeat to the Philadelphia Flyers.Joffrey Lupul's status is now the biggest question mark surrounding the club...
Mom Who Drowned Boys to Stay in Immigration Custody in Alberta for Next Few Days
Mom who killed kids stays in custody for few days--EDMONTON - An Australian woman who has finished her jail term in Alberta for drowning her two children has been ordered to remain in custody over the weekend and is expected to be removed to her native...
Montreal Awards Pothole Contract despite Firms Being Named at Corruption Inquiry
Montreal council awards pothole contract--MONTREAL - Fill the potholes first. Ask the questions later.That's the position the City of Montreal has taken despite an online poll suggesting residents favoured the opposite approach. The city recently asked...
Mooseheads Use Special Teams to Take 1-0 Series Lead
QMJHL Roundup: Halifax defeats Gatineau 7-0--If the Gatineau Olympiques have any chance against the Number-1 ranked Halifax Mooseheads, it starts by cleaning up their special teams.Halifax scored five times on the power play and once more shorthanded...
Most Actively Traded Companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange Markets
Most actively traded companies on the TSX--TORONTO - Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (12,331.85 down 31.20 points):First Quantum Minerals Ltd. (TSX:FM)....
Most Ontario Electricity Rates to Go Up Due to Higher Generating Costs
Most electricity rates to rise slightly--TORONTO - Electricity prices in Ontario will go up slightly due to higher costs from power generation and the use of cleaner energy sources.The Ontario Energy Board says most households and small businesses will...
National News as of 3 P.M. ET April 5
National News as of 3 p.m. ET April 5--April 5, 20133 p.m. ETNATIONAL NEWS ADVISORYTOP NEWSTwo adults dead at Quebec daycare, kids safeShooting-IncidentGATINEAU, Que. -- Terror-stricken parents and guardians scrambled to retrieve their unharmed children...
New Brunswick Is Joining Ontario in Investigation of Diluted Chemotherapy
New Brunswick joins Ontario in chemo review--FREDERICTON - New Brunswick is joining Ontario in an investigation to determine how diluted chemotherapy drugs were given to more than 1,100 patients in the two provinces.New Brunswick Health Minister Hugh...
Nova Scotia's Opposition Parties Gear Up for Fight over Balanced Budget
Fight brews over Nova Scotia balanced budget--HALIFAX - Nova Scotia's opposition parties are gearing up to fight the NDP government's assertion that its spring budget is balanced.The $9.5-billion budget forecasts a small surplus of $16.4 million and...
Online Video Plans & Items as of 2 P.M. Friday April 5
Online video plans & items as of 2 p.m. Friday April 5--Today's videos from the Canadian Press:- Ralph Klein memorial: Fans remember the former premierFilename: n_Klein-Line-Up20130405T1400NEWS - People began lining up to get tickets to the memorial...
Ontario News as of 3 P.M. Friday, April 5
Ontario News Advisory--Friday, April 5, 2013As of 3 p.m.ONTARIO NEWS ADVISORYHere are the Ontario News stories from The Canadian Press as of 1 p.m. ET. All times are local unless otherwise stated. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are...
Ontario Ombudsman Should Probe Watered Down Cancer Meds: New Democrats
Ombudsman should probe chemo drugs: NDP--TORONTO - Ontario's New Democrats are calling for the province's ombudsman to investigate why more than 1,100 cancer patients received watered-down chemotherapy drugs.Health critic France Gelinas says the independent...
Ontario Wants Recycling Fee Built into Product Price, Not Added at Cash Register
Ontario wants eco fees built into prices--TORONTO - There's no need for manufacturers and distributors to add recycling charges to their products as an extra eco fee at the cash register, Environment Minister Jim Bradley said Friday as he promised new...
Opening for Mumford & Sons a Wild Experience for Montreal's Half Moon Run
Touring a heady experience for Half Moon Run--MONTREAL - Opening for popular British band Mumford & Sons on their current tour has been a heady experience for Montreal's Half Moon Run."It's extraordinary," says Dylan Phillips, who does triple duty...
Pro Line Game Information from the Ontario Lottery Corp
Pro Line game information from the Ontario Lottery Corp.--SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. - Pro Line game information:Saturday, April 6E TIME SPT VIS HOME V+ V T H H+ O # U7 3:00p HKY PHI WPG 2.5 1.8 6 1.7 2.4 1.55 5.5 1.98 3:00p HKY CHI NAS 2.1 1.55 6 2 2.8...
Quotes from Some Dignitaries at Former Alberta Premier Ralph Klein's Memorial
Quotes from some attending Ralph Klein's memorial--CALGARY - Many politicians, past and present, attended a memorial for former Alberta premier Ralph Klein in Calgary on Friday. Here's what some of them had to say:"He was a good premier, and when we...
Reitmans Swings to Q4 Loss of $1.1M; Extra Week Boost Quarterly Sales 3%
Reitmans swings to Q4 loss of $1.1M--MONTREAL - Clothing retailer Reitmans (Canada) Ltd. (TSX:RET.A) has reported a net loss of $1.1 million or a penny per diluted share in its fiscal 2013 fourth quarter, reversing year-earlier profits of $4.7 million...
Russia Set to Release More Restrictions on Canadian Meat Imports Next Week
Russia to restrict more meat imports--TORONTO - Russia is set to impose new restrictions on its meat imports next week, a move that is being watched closely by pork and cattle producers in Canada.The guidelines, which will be unveiled Monday, are expected...
Scientists Hope Turtle DNA Could Lead to Treatment for Hypothermia, Stroke
Scientists decode painted turtle's DNA--VANCOUVER - Scientists have decoded the DNA of the Western painted turtle, and hope that unravelling the mystery of the reptiles may lead to medical breakthroughs for humans.They are the most abundant turtle in...
Solemnity Turns to Tears, Laughter at Ralph Klein Memorial in Calgary
Tears, laughter at Ralph Klein memorial--CALGARY - Ralph would have wanted it this way.A public memorial honouring former Alberta Premier Ralph Klein began Friday with the skirl of bagpipes, solemn faces and a white hearse, but soon morphed into smiles,...
Some of the War Stories Shared from the Podium at the Klein Memorial
Some war stories from the Klein memorial--CALGARY - Former Ontario premier Mike Harris on golfing with Klein:"Ralph started playing golf. The first term he learned was mulligan and he took lots of them. He never cheated. He just took them -- an important...
Stock Markets, Dollar Back off amid Big Misses in March Job Creation
Stocks lower on disappointing jobs data--TORONTO - The Toronto stock market finished lower for a fifth session Friday as big disappointments from jobs numbers in both Canada and the United States raised fresh worries about the pace of the economic recovery.The...
The Canadian Press Business Calendar for the Week of April 8 - 12
Business calendar for April 8 - 12--(all times local)MONDAY, APRIL 8OTTAWA-- The Spring issues of the Business Outlook Survey and the Senior Loan Officer Survey will be released. (10:30 a.m.)TORONTO-- Preliminary inquiry for Ramesh Shah and Mohammad...
The Canadian Press News Agenda for April 6-8
The Canadian Press News Agenda for April 6-8--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for April 6 to April 8 as of 8:26 p.m. ET:x-denotes wire, y-denotes picture, z-denotes graphics coverage.Copy from other events based on merit and availability....
This Week in Religion History - April 14-20
This week in religion history - April 14-20--April 14In 73 AD, rather than face defeat at the hands of the Romans, Jews in the fortress of Masada committed mass suicide.In 1682, Archpriest Avvakum, the leader of a traditionalist movement within the Russian...
Time to Ditch the Weekly TV Release, Says 'House of Cards' Scribe
TV scribes embrace binging viewers--TORONTO - It's time to rethink the way TV shows are released to the small screen, says "House of Cards" writer Beau Willimon.Voracious viewers increasingly refuse to be bound to the TV schedule so why not give them...
Today in History - April 14
Today in History - April 14--Today in History for April 14:On this date:In 73 AD, rather than face defeat at the hands of the Romans, Jews in the fortress of Masada committed mass suicide.In 1682, Archpriest Avvakum, the leader of a traditionalist movement...
Today in History - April 15
Today in History - April 15--Today in History for April 15:On this date:In 1452, Leonardo da Vinci was born in Vinci, Italy. He would go on to paint some historic religious scenes, most specifically "The Last Supper," as well as the iconic "Mona Lisa."...
Today in History - April 16
Today in History - April 16--Today in History for April 16:On this date:In 556, Roman-born Pope Pelagius I became the 60th successor of St. Peter. He built the Church of the Twelve Apostles.In 1189, St. Drogo, also called Druon, a Flemish saint who became...
Today in History - April 17
Today in History - April 17--Today in History for April 17:On this date:In 1492, King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain granted Christopher Columbus a commission to seek a westward ocean passage to Asia. Columbus considered himself a missionary who...
Today in History - April 18
Today in History - April 18--Today in History for April 18:On this date:In 1506, the foundation stone was laid during a celebration overseen by Pope Julius II to begin construction of the new St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City.In 1521, at the Diet...
Today in History - April 19
Today in History - April 19--Today in History for April 19:On this date:In 1529, eight years after the Diet of Worms was convened by the Holy Roman Emperor, a protestation was published against it by several cities including Strasbourg, Nuremberg and...
Today in History - April 20
Today in History - April 20--Today in History for April 20:On this date:In 1534, French explorer Jacques Cartier left St-Malo on his first voyage to Canada. After reaching Newfoundland in just 20 days, Cartier explored the Strait of Belle Isle, which...
Today in Music History - April 14
Today in Music History - April 14--Today in Music History for April 14:In 1759, German composer George Frideric Handel died at age 74 in London. He worked mainly in England and Italy, and his most famous work is "The Messiah." Despite being totally blind...
Today in Music History - April 15
Today in Music History - April 15--Today in Music History for April 15:In 1729, composer J.S. Bach conducted the premiere performance of his "St. Matthew Passion" at St. Thomas Church in Leipzig, Germany.In 1894, Bessie Smith, considered to be the greatest...
Today in Music History - April 16
Today in Music History - April 16--Today in Music History for April 16:In 1924, pianist, composer and orchestra leader Henry Mancini was born in Cleveland. After six years as a pianist-arranger with "The Glenn Miller-Tex Beneke Orchestra," Mancini joined...
Today in Music History - April 17
Today in Music History - April 17--Today in Music History for April 17:In 1943, Canadian pop singer Bobby Curtola was born in what is now Thunder Bay, Ont. A teen idol in Canada during the early '60s, Curtola also made his mark internationally in 1962...
Today in Music History - April 18
Today in Music History - April 18--Today in Music History for April 18:In 1839, violinist Frantz Jehin-Prume, the first musician of international reputation to choose Canada as his home, was born in Spa, Belgium. He made many successful concert tours...
Today in Music History - April 19
Today in Music History - April 19--Today in Music History for April 19:In 1928, British bluesman Alexis Korner was born in Paris. In 1962, he founded "Blues Incorporated," a group which provided a stepping stone to fame for such musicians as "Cream's"...
Today in Music History - April 20
Today in Music History - April 20--Today in Music History for April 20:In 1908, jazz percussionist, vibraphone virtuoso and bandleader Lionel Hampton was born in Louisville, Ky. He was with "The Benny Goodman Quartet" for their legendary 1938 Carnegie...
Top Atlantic News
Top Atlantic News--Here are the Top Atlantic News stories from The Canadian Press as of 4 p.m. AT. All times are local unless otherwise stated. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are subject to change as news develops. This advisory...