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Articles from October 18, 2013

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A Courtship That Began with a Bluff: Charest Tells How Canada Pursued EU Pact
How Canada courted the EU--MONTREAL - Like so many other courtships throughout history, this one began with a little embellishment on the first date.Jean Charest has described in an interview with The Canadian Press how he pursued the European Union...
AIDS Prevention Groups Want Prison Needle Programs to Protect Inmates, Public
Groups call for prison needle programs--TORONTO - Some inmates fashioned needles out of pen cartridges or light bulb filaments, others managed to smuggle in syringes and almost all of the prisoners who used drugs shared injection equipment time and again.A...
Alberta-China Sign Framework Deal to Collaborate on Energy, Resource Issues
Alberta-China sign framework deal on energy--EDMONTON - Alberta and China have signed what they term a landmark deal to increase trade ties and collaboration between the two jurisdictions.Alberta Energy Minister Ken Hughes says the framework on sustainable...
Alberta's Ethics Boss Says It's OK for MLAs to Lobby for Personal Interests
Alberta politicians OK to lobby for own interests--EDMONTON - An Alberta government backbencher who lobbied bureaucrats and fellow politicians to make legislative changes to benefit his company did nothing wrong, the province's ethics commissioner ruled...
Alouettes Say Veteran Quarterback Calvillo Will Be Shut Down for Season
Als say Calvillo will be shut down for season--MONTREAL - Montreal Alouettes quarterback Anthony Calvillo will remain on the sidelines for the rest of the season, a decision that casts serious doubt on the prospect of the CFL's all-time passing leader...
A Quick Look at Some Key Parts of the Cda-EU Trade Deal
Some key measures in the new trade deal--OTTAWA - A look at some of the key measures in the Canada-Europe free trade deal announced Friday:Overall: The agreement calls for the elimination of about 98 per cent of tariffs on both sides from Day 1 of implementation...
BlackBerry Defines Its 'Prosumer' Target Market: Communications and Productivity
BlackBerry defines its 'prosumer' target market--TORONTO - Long battered by complaints that it lacks the latest and greatest apps to attract consumers and keep them entertained, BlackBerry hopes the customers it's now focusing on just don't care about...
Blue Bombers Clinging to Faint Playoff Hopes Ahead of Game against Argos
Bombers cling to faint playoff hopes--WINNIPEG - Glenn January doesn't want to be officially knocked out of the playoff race on Saturday.That's why the veteran Winnipeg Blue Bombers offensive lineman isn't going to think about the lose-and-you're-out...
Bombardier Identifies Chinese Company as Secret Buyer of CSeries Aircraft
Bombardier identifies CSeries buyer--Bombardier has finally disclosed a closely held secret by identifying one of China's top leasing companies as a previously unnamed customer for up to 30 of its new CSeries aircraft.The Chinese buyer, CDB Leasing Co....
Brian Henson on 'Puppet Up': 'Don't Call These Guys the Muppets'
Henson creations get blue in 'Puppet Up'--TORONTO - Growing up on the TV and film sets of his late puppeteer dad, Brian Henson got to see the naughtier sides of Miss Piggy, Kermit and their fuzzy friends when cameras weren't rolling."The puppeteers would...
Business News as of 5 P.M. ET
Business News as of 5 p.m. ET--FRIDAY, OCT. 18, 2013 at 5 p.m.BUSINESS NEWS ADVISORYHere are the top Business News stories from The Canadian Press as of 5 p.m. ET. Times are Eastern unless otherwise stated. Coverage plans are included when available....
Canada-Europe Trade Deal Concluded in Brussels, Ratification Up to Two Years Off
Canada-EU conclude 'historic' trade deal--BRUSSELS - Canada and the European Union have agreed to free the movement of goods, services, investment and labour with a pact-in-principle that challenges Canadian business to expand overseas."This is a big...
Canada-EU Talks Hit Stressful Patch over Thanksgiving
Canada-EU talks hit stressful patch over Thanksgiving--MONTREAL - Provincial support for the Canada-Europe trade pact was only achieved after a stressful moment over Thanksgiving turkey this week.It was during the Monday holiday that the federal government...
Canada Faces Tough Test in Argentina at Americas Rugby Championship
Canada faces tough rugby test in Argentina--LANGFORD, B.C. - After an upset loss to the U.S., Canada faces an even tougher foe Saturday in unbeaten Argentina at the Americas Rugby Championship.Canada (1-1-0 with four points) has never beaten the three-time...
Cda-EU Deal Puts NDP Leader Mulcair's Pro-Trade Rhetoric to the Test
Cda-EU trade deal puts Mulcair to test--OTTAWA - Put up or shut up.That's the politically unpalatable choice facing NDP Leader Tom Mulcair, now that the Harper government has inked a tentative free-trade agreement with the European Union.Since taking...
Celebrity Birthdays for Oct. 20
Celebrity birthdays for Oct. 20--Celebrity Birthdays for Oct. 20:Canadian baritone Bernard Turgeon is 82.Actor William Christopher ("MASH") is 81.Japan's Empress Michiko is 79. Rockabilly singer Wanda Jackson is 76.Former actress Rev. Mother Dolores...
Celebrity Birthdays for Oct. 21
Celebrity birthdays for Oct. 21--Celebrity Birthdays for Oct. 21:Actress Joyce Randolph ("The Honeymooners") is 89.Baseball Hall-of-Famer Whitey Ford is 85.Author Ursula K. Le Guin is 84.Keyboardist Manfred Mann is 73.Guitarist Steve Cropper of Booker...
Celebrity Birthdays for Oct. 22
Celebrity birthdays for Oct. 22--Celebrity Birthdays for Oct. 22:Actress Joan Fontaine is 96.Nobel Prize-winning author Doris Lessing is 94.Black Panthers co-founder Bobby Seale is 77.Actor Christopher Lloyd is 75.Actor Derek Jacobi is 75.Actor Tony...
Celebrity Birthdays for Oct. 23
Celebrity birthdays for Oct. 23--Celebrity Birthdays for Oct. 23:Baseball Hall of Famer and former U.S. Senator Jim Bunning, R-Ky., is 82.Canadian arranger-composer Jimmy Dale is 78.Movie director Philip Kaufman is 77.Gospel singer Yvonne Staples (The...
Celebrity Birthdays for Oct. 24
Celebrity birthdays for Oct. 24--Celebrity Birthdays for Oct. 24:Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Y.A. Tittle is 87.Country songwriter Whitey Shafer ("All My Ex's Live in Texas") is 79.Former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman is 77.Steel guitarist...
Celebrity Birthdays for Oct. 25
Celebrity birthdays for Oct. 25--Celebrity Birthdays for Oct. 25:Former American League president Dr. Bobby Brown is 89.Singer-actress Barbra Cook is 86.Actress Marion Ross is 85.Country singer Jeanne Black is 76.Basketball Hall of Famer Bobby Knight...
Celebrity Birthdays for Oct. 26
Celebrity birthdays for Oct. 26--Celebrity Birthdays for is Oct. 26:Actress Shelley Morrison ("Will and Grace") is 77.Actor Bob Hoskins is 71.Actress Jaclyn Smith ("Charlie's Angels") is 68.Author Pat Conroy is 68."Wheel of Fortune" host Pat Sajak is...
Climate Change, Commercial Use, Oil & Gas Priorities for B.C. in New Water Rules
Update to century-old water laws announced--VANCOUVER - Drought due to climate change, shale gas "fracking," commercial water sales.British Columbia's water systems are under increasing pressure, and the provincial government introduced some major changes...
Despite Taking Blow to Head, James Reimer Says He Is Good to Go for Leafs
Reimer says he is good to go despite head blow--TORONTO - After seeing the Leafs yield three freakish goals in a 3-2 loss to Carolina on Thursday night, defenceman Cody Franson said it might have been karma. Coach Randy Carlyle said the hockey gods had...
Doctor Who Ran Calgary Clinic That Allowed Queue-Jumping Has Left Province: AHS
Doctor at centre of queue-jumping leaves Alberta--CALGARY - The doctor who ran a Calgary colon cancer screening clinic that allowed select patients to jump the queue has left the province.Alberta Health Services, in a report released Friday, said Dr....
Easy Tips to Update Bathroom without Throwing Money Down the Drain
Update bathroom without throwing money down drain--VICTORIA - Bathrooms covered in outdated tile with coloured sinks and bathtubs can be an eyesore for many homeowners, but instead of spending money gutting and renovating, the space can be updated by...
Eddie Pasquale Makes 24 Saves as St. John's IceCaps Beat Hershey Bears 5-1
Pasquale stops 24 as IceCaps beat Bears 5-1--ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Ben Chiarot doesn't expect much offence out of his team.So it wasn't a surprise for the defenceman that the IceCaps won -- he just didn't expect it to be so easy."We don't usually score...
Editorial Exchange: Action Now Won't Make It Go Away
Editorial Exchange: Action now won't make it go away--An editorial from the New Glasgow News, published Oct. 17:Many will maintain that kicking a couple of Senators out comes a dollar short and a day late.Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservatives'...
Editorial Exchange: A Throne Speech Aimed at Self-Preservation
Editorial Exchange: A throne speech aimed at self-preservation--An editorial from the Hamilton Spectator, published Oct. 17:In many ways the speech from the throne is an anachronism, full of self-congratulatory rhetoric. So why give it so much media...
Editorial Exchange: Canada's Double Talk on Empowerment
Editorial Exchange: Canada's double talk on empowerment--An editorial from the Hamilton Spectator, published Oct. 17:Canada's refusal to fund access to abortion services in developing countries is muddying its laudable policy of spending $3 billion for...
Editorial Exchange: Cheesy Politics
Editorial Exchange: Cheesy politics--An editorial from the St. John's Telegram, published Oct. 18:If you love European cheese, you're in for a treat. Stephen Harper is about to let 15,000 extra tonnes of it flow into Canada, doubling the current quota.It's...
Editorial Exchange: Early Education Only One Tool
Editorial Exchange: Early education only one tool--An editorial from the Kamloops Daily News, published Oct. 17:Just like Pip and Estella have great expectations, so, too, do parents of young children. But unlike the famous Dickens characters, those...
Editorial Exchange: Harper Goes for Middle Canada
Editorial Exchange: Harper goes for middle Canada--An editorial from the Waterloo Region Record, published Oct. 17:Canada's next federal election will be fought to capture the support of the nation's very large and very anxious middle class -- and won...
Editorial Exchange: Lean Times Can Come Unexpectedly
Editorial Exchange: Lean times can come unexpectedly--An editorial from the New Glasgow News, published Oct. 16:In the fine tradition of 'rules are made to be broken,' we have legislation on the way that most will welcome. But it's anyone's guess how...
Editorial Exchange: Oil Will Flow
Editorial Exchange: Oil will flow--An editorial from the Prince George Citizen, published Oct. 17:What good can possibly come out the tragedy in Lac Megantic, where freight train cars rolled into the small Quebec town and derailed, causing a massive...
Editorial Exchange: Speech's Message Balanced
Editorial Exchange: Speech's message balanced--An editorial from the Winnipeg Free Press, published Oct. 17:The early media hype said the promises in Wednesday's throne speech were intended to divert attention from the Conservative government's political...
Editorial Exchange: Strengthen Canada Pension Plan Instead of Creating Ontario Version
Editorial Exchange: Strengthen Canada Pension Plan instead of creating Ontario version--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Oct. 17:They may not like to hear it, but Ontario boomers are fast becoming the new seniors and these aren't the best...
Editorial Exchange: Throne Speech Fails to Advance Tory 'Jobs and Economy' Agenda
Editorial Exchange: Throne speech fails to advance Tory 'jobs and economy' agenda--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Oct. 16:Canada's economy is weak and slowing, well below the 2.5-per-cent growth rate the Bank of Canada says we need. Business...
Editorial Exchange: Trade Deal Bigger Than Cafeteria Menu
Editorial Exchange: Trade deal bigger than cafeteria menu--An editorial from the Halifax Chronicle-Herald, published Oct. 17:Prime Minister Stephen Harper wasted no time winging it to Brussels on Thursday, only a day after Parliament re-opened with a...
Editorial Exchange: Wynne's Pitiful Pension Plans
Editorial Exchange: Wynne's pitiful pension plans--An editorial from the Waterloo Region Record, published Oct. 18:The prospect of retiring on a meagre pension may worry some Ontarians. The prospect of their provincial government starting its own mandatory...
Edmonton Judge Rules Omar Khadr Won't Be Moved from Federal Prison
Omar Khadr denied transfer from federal prison--EDMONTON - An Edmonton judge has denied former Guantanamo Bay inmate Omar Khadr a transfer from a federal prison to a provincial jail.Justice John Rooke dismissed an application from Khadr's lawyer that...
Entertainment News as of 5 P.M. Friday, Oct. 18
Entertainment News Advisory--Friday, Oct. 18, 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....
Ex-NHL Enforcer Laraque Putting Political Career on Ice to Fight Fraud Charges
Laraque bows out of politics to fight fraud charges--MONTREAL - He was a colourful former NHL pugilist who offered the federal Green party its best opportunity to double its ranks in the House of Commons.Instead, Georges Laraque will be forced to the...
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 18 October 2013.City of...
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 18 October 2013.Metro Vancouver: Sunday,...
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 18 October 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 18 October 2013.City of Toronto: Sunday, cloudy with 40 percent...
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 18 October 2013.City of Toronto: Sunday, cloudy with 40 percent...
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 18 October 2013.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 Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada at 15:30 cst Friday 18 October 2013.City of Regina, Fort Qu'Appelle -...
Federal Government Promises Compensation over EU Drug Costs: Minister
B.C. government supports Canada-EU trade deal--VICTORIA - British Columbia's international trade minister says the federal government will compensate the provinces for higher prescription drug costs associated with the proposed Canada-European trade...
Finance, Health, Education All Get New Ministers in Manitoba Cabinet Shuffle
Major shakeup in Manitoba cabinet--WINNIPEG - Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger pressed the reset button on his NDP government Friday -- demoting his troubled finance minister and dumping three others from cabinet.Stan Struthers, who raised the provincial...
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 18 October 2013.City of Calgary: Today, increasing cloudiness. 30 percent chance of showers in...
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 18 October 2013.City of Winnipeg: Today, mainly cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Wind becoming west 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 18 October 2013.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 edt Friday 18 October 2013.City of Thunder Bay, Superior West: Today, mainly cloudy with 30 percent...
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 18 October 2013.City of Toronto: Today, a mix of sun and cloud. Wind west 20 km-h. High 14. UV index 3 or moderate. Tonight, partly...
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 18 October 2013.City of Toronto: Today, cloudy. A few showers beginning near noon. Wind becoming west 20 km-h in the afternoon....
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 18 October 2013.City of Regina: Today, mainly cloudy. Wind northwest 20 km-h. High 8. Tonight, partly cloudy. Wind northwest...
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 18 October 2013.City of Regina: Today, cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers late in the morning. High 10.City of Saskatoon:...
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 18 October 2013.Halifax Metro and Halifax County West, Halifax County - east of Porters Lake, Lunenburg County, Kings...
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 18 October 2013.Halifax Metro and Halifax County West, Halifax County - east of Porters Lake, Lunenburg County, Kings...
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 18 October 2013.City of Thunder Bay, Superior West: Today, mainly cloudy. 40 percent...
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 18 October 2013.City of Calgary: Today, sunny. Wind becoming west 20 km-h gusting to 40 this...
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 pdt Friday 18 October 2013.Metro Vancouver: Today, fog dissipating this afternoon then mainly sunny. High...
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 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 18 October 2013.Whitehorse: Today, cloudy. Wind south 30 km-h gusting...
For the Team: Canada's Tuft Not Bothered by Last-Place Finish at Tour De France
Tuft not bothered by last place at Tour--VANCOUVER - A last-place finish at this summer's Tour de France didn't faze Svein Tuft one bit.The Canadian rider wound up 169th -- bottom of the pack for cyclists who finished the famed race -- but was instrumental...
Government Wants to Throw Away Key for 'Most Heinous' Offenders: MacKay
Throw away key for 'most heinous': MacKay--OTTAWA - Criminals who are convicted of the worst crimes -- such as multiple murders or sex assaults on children -- could spend the rest of their lives behind bars, with no chance of parole, under planned federal...
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 5 P.M. ET Friday, Oct. 18
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory--Friday, Oct. 18, 20135 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-AHL-Stdgs
HKO-AHL-Stdgs--AHLEASTERN CONFERENCEATLANTICNORTHEASTEASTWESTERN CONFERENCENORTHMIDWESTWESTd-division leader; x-clinched playoff berth. Note: Division leaders ranked in top three positions per conference regardless of points; a team winning in overtime...
HKO-OHL-Stdgs
HKO-OHL-Stdgs--OHLEASTERN CONFERENCEEAST DIVISIONCENTRAL DIVISIONWESTERN CONFERENCEMID-WESTERN DIVISIONWESTERN DIVISIONd-division leader; x-clinched playoff berth. Note: Division leaders ranked in top three positions per conference regardless of points;...
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...
Lanni Marchant and Krista DuChene Part of Canadian Marathoning Boom
Marchant, DuChene part of Canadian marathoning boom--TORONTO - Lanni Marchant had slowed to a stop, the left side of her body twisted in cramps, when a fellow runner reached out and handed her a safety pin.It was during the women's marathon at the world...
Liberal Mistakes Causing Price for Off-Peak Electricity to Rise: Opposition
Liberal mistakes hiking energy price: critics--TORONTO - The governing Liberals' politically motivated interference in the energy sector is hurting ratepayers who are trying to conserve electricity, Ontario's opposition parties said Friday.Electricity...
Mom Who Helped Craft Royal Fashions Inspired Narces Designer Nikki Wirthensohn
Royal tailor mother inspires Narces designer--TORONTO - While Nikki Wirthensohn wasn't formally educated in fashion design, she was fortunate to have the guidance of a professional designer and tailor with a royal resume to help show her the ropes: her...
Montreal Impact Hope to End Six-Game Winless Streak against Union
Slumping Impact hope to stay in playoff mix--MONTREAL - The Montreal Impact are slumping at the wrong time.With two games remaining in the regular season and a first-ever MLS playoff berth on the line, the Impact will take a six-game winless streak into...
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 (13,136.09 up 99.73 points):Eastern Platinum Ltd. (TSX:ELR). Miner....
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 (13,136 up 99.64 points):Eastern Platinum Ltd. (TSX:ELR). Miner. Unchanged...
New Trade Deal Big on 'Potential' Benefits, If Canadian Firms Can Take Advantage
Trade deal big on 'potential' benefits--OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper calls it the "biggest deal our country has ever made" -- and business leaders are reaching for even headier superlatives.Indeed, analysts agree the new Comprehensive Economic...
Nigerian Students Ordered Deported after Working at Walmart Leave Voluntarily
Students ordered deported leave voluntarily--REGINA - Two Nigerian students who sought sanctuary in a Regina church to avoid deportation have voluntarily left Canada.After nearly 500 days of seeking refuge, Victoria Ordu and Ihouma Amadi boarded a plane...
No Evidence Patient in Alberta Long-Term Care Home Bitten by Mouse: Report
No evidence mouse bit patient in home: report--EDMONTON - A report commissioned by the Alberta government says there is no evidence that a mouse bit a disabled patient in a long-term care home in the face.The group Friends of Medicare raised the allegation...
Northern Alberta First Nation Gets OK to Appeal Oilsands Approval
Alberta band gets OK to appeal oilsands approval--EDMONTON - Alberta's highest court has given an aboriginal group the OK to appeal regulatory approvals of an oilsands project.The Court of Appeal is permitting the Fort McKay First Nation to challenge...
OHL Roundup: Brown Has Two Goals, McDavid with Four Assists as Otters Edge Bulls
OHL Roundup: Erie defeats Belleville 4-3--ERIE, Pa. - Connor Brown had two goals and an assist as the Erie Otters edged the visiting Belleville Bulls 4-3 on Friday in Ontario Hockey League action.Brown, who was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs 156th...
Ontario News as of 4 P.M. on Oct. 18, 2013
Ontario News Advisory--Friday, Oct. 18, 2013As of 4 p.m.ONTARIO NEWS ADVISORYHere are the Ontario News stories from The Canadian Press as of 4 p.m. ET. All times are local unless otherwise stated. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are...
Ontario Woman Now Charged in Nine Alleged Poisonings, Including One-Day-Old Baby
Woman now charged in nine alleged poisonings--KITCHENER, Ont. - An Ontario woman accused of poisoning two young kids in her care has now been charged in the alleged poisonings of six babies and toddlers, including a newborn, as well as an adult.Police...
Pamela Wallin's Lawyer Threatens Legal Action against Possible Senate Suspension
Wallin's lawyer hinting at legal action--OTTAWA - Sen. Pamela Wallin is preparing to fight a bid by her former party to have her suspended without pay -- a gambit her lawyer calls an affront to Canadian democracy designed to help the Conservatives change...
Playoff Mode: Whitecaps' Post-Season Push Faces Crucial Test against Rapids
Whitecaps face crucial test against Rapids--VANCOUVER - Despite having two games left in the regular season, the Vancouver Whitecaps are already in playoff mode.A quick look at the schedule and standings is all that's needed to understand why.The Whitecaps...
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, October 19E TIME SPT VIS HOME V+ V T H H+ O # U16 3:30p FTB TOR WPG 2.00 1.50 3.50 3.70 4.80 1.65 53.5 1.7517 7:00p FTB BC SASK 3.30...
QMJHL Roundup: Andrews Scores Hat Trick as Halifax Beats Val-d'Or 5-2
QMJHL Roundup: Mooseheads beat Foreurs 5-2--HALIFAX - Brent Andrews scored a hat trick to lead the Halifax Mooseheads past the Val-d'Or Foreurs 5-2 in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League play Friday.Nikolaj Ehlers had the other two goals for the Mooseheads...
Quebec Language Watchdog Takes New Approach to Handling Complaints
Quebec language watchdog learns new tricks--MONTREAL - The internationally renowned Pastagate affair has resulted in new ways for Quebec's language watchdog to handle its beefs.The Office quebecois de la langue francaise has adopted a new two-tier approach...
RCMP Defend Response at Shale Gas Protest Site Where Explosives Seized
RCMP defends response in New Brunswick--FREDERICTON - The RCMP's commanding officer in New Brunswick defended the police response to a shale gas protest where officers seized firearms and improvised explosives, saying Friday that if the Mounties hadn't...
Researchers Develop DNA Test to Catch Doping Cheats in Elite Sports
New DNA test to catch doping cheats--VANCOUVER - Researchers at the University of British Columbia have developed a DNA test to catch athletes who use blood doping to enhance their performance, but its limitations mean the current testing system will...
Roughriders Can Lock Up Home Playoff Game with Win over Lions on Saturday
Roughriders look to secure home playoff game--REGINA - For the third time in five weeks, the B.C. Lions will square off against the Saskatchewan Roughriders. And while each team has a win in the previous two meetings, there will be more than season-series...
Sakic Could Be in Charge of Quick Turnaround for Avalanche under Roy
Sakic may oversee quick Avalanche turnaround--TORONTO - Joe Sakic didn't mind the losing.The Quebec Nordiques' 1987 first-round pick went through plenty of it early in his career, and it didn't knock him off track."It wasn't tough because I was so excited...
Saputo in Three-Way Fight after Australian Co-Operative Makes Higher Bid
Saputo in three-way bidding war in Australia--MONTREAL - Canadian cheese giant Saputo Inc. is engaged in a three-way bidding war for an Australian dairy processor after a leading local co-operative put in an all-cash offer that's seven per cent higher...
Saskatchewan Privacy Boss Issues New Rules for Misdirected Patient Health Faxes
New rules for misdirected health faxes--REGINA - Saskatchewan's privacy commissioner and Ministry of Health are taking more steps to stop patient health information from ending up in the wrong hands.Commissioner Gary Dickson has issued guidelines for...
Saskatchewan Welcomes EU Trade Deal That Eases Uranium Ownership Rules
EU trade deal eases uranium ownership rules--SWIFT CURRENT, Sask. - Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall says a new trade deal with the European Union could mean billions for the uranium industry and his province.Wall said Friday that the agreement-in-principle...
Securities Regulator Delays Proceeding for Black, Boultbee Back by 2 Days
OSC proceeding for Black, Boultbee delayed--TORONTO - The Ontario Securities Commission has delayed a proceeding involving former newspaper baron Conrad Black and former Hollinger Inc. director John Boultbee.A pre-conference hearing dealing with fallout...