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Articles from August 18, 2013

007, North of 60: Canadian Forces Test Stealth Snowmobile for Covert Arctic Ops
Canadian Forces get $620,000 silent snowmobile--The Canadian military has been secretly test-driving a $620,000 stealth snowmobile in its quest to quietly whisk troops on clandestine operations in the Arctic.The Canadian Press has learned that soldiers...
350 Years Later, King's Daughters Arrive at Montreal Port
350 years later, King's Daughters in Montreal--MONTREAL - They came by ship, in arduous, sometimes months-long journeys across the Atlantic.An estimated 800 women, over the span of a decade in the second half of the 17th century, arrived in New France...
36 Killed in Violence in Egypt
36 killed in Egypt violence--CAIRO - Egyptian police fired tear gas Sunday in an attempt to free a guard from rioting detainees, killing at least 36 as the country's military leader vowed to tolerate no more violence after days of clashes that killed...
After Airliner Crash, SF Chief Bans Helmet Cams
After airliner crash, SF chief bans helmet cams--SAN FRANCISCO BAY, Calif. - A San Francisco Fire Department ban on video cameras now explicitly includes helmet-mounted devices that film emergency scenes, according to Chief Joanne Hayes-White.The edict...
Alberta Woman Held Hostage in Somalia Reveals Details of Abuse, Ransom in Book
Book details brutality suffered by Alberta woman--After about a year of being starved, beaten and sexually brutalized, Amanda Lindhout decided it was time to kill herself.The Alberta woman, taken hostage in Somalia in August 2008, says she reached her...
Army Scrambles to Buy Snowmobiles for Arctic Units amid Spending Deep Freeze
Army scrambles to buy snowmobiles for Arctic--WHITEHORSE - Prime Minister Stephen Harper started his tour of Canada's North on Sunday with a full-throated attack on both Opposition parties, test-driving themes expected to carry the embattled Conservatives...
Brown Returns Kick for 97-Yard TD as Lions Gain Share of Second Place in West
Lions end Calgary's unbeaten streak--VANCOUVER - The B.C. Lions accomplished their mission Saturday night.They succeeded in their goal of limiting star Calgary running back Jon Cornish, while handing the Stampeders a 26-22 loss at B.C. Place Stadium."We...
Brown Scores in 36th Minute, Rapids Move Ahead of Vancouver with 2-0 Win
Whitecaps drop in standings with 2-0 loss--DENVER - The Vancouver Whitecaps certainly aren't ready to hit the panic button.They realize, however, that they let an opportunity get away on Saturday night as they lost 2-0 to the Colorado Rapids and dropped...
Canadian Filmmaker and Emergency Room Doctor Arrested in Cairo: Report
Two Canadians arrested in Cairo amid turmoil--TORONTO - A friend of two Canadians who were arrested in Cairo says consular staff told him the pair were fine but still hadn't heard if they were being charged.Justin Podur said that Canadian consular staff...
Can a Usable H7N9 Vaccine Be Made? Pending Research Should Offer Clues Soon
Can H7N9 vaccine be made? Clues coming soon--TORONTO - Can a usable vaccine against the H7N9 bird flu virus be made? Studies that are about to start should offer clues soon, says the director of the U.S. government program spearheading the work.Four...
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 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday for Alberta issued by Environment Canada at 15:30 mdt Sunday 18 August 2013.City of...
Extended Forecasts for British Columbia Issued by Environment Canada
Extended forecasts for British Columbia issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday for British Columbia issued by Environment Canada at 05:00 pdt Sunday 18 August 2013.Metro Vancouver: Tuesday,...
Extended Weather Forecast for the Maritimes Issued by Environment Canada
Extended weather forecast for the Maritimes issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday for the Maritimes and Iles de la Madeleine issued by Environment Canada at 05:00 adt Sunday 18 August 2013.Halifax...
Extended Weather for Ontario Issued by Environment Canada
Extended weather for Ontario issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday for Ontario issued by Environment Canada at 05:00 edt Sunday 18 August 2013.City of Toronto: Tuesday, sunny. Low 18. High...
Extended Weather for Ontario Issued by Environment Canada
Extended weather for Ontario issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday for Ontario issued by Environment Canada at 15:30 edt Sunday 18 August 2013.City of Toronto: Tuesday, sunny. High 31....
Extended Weather for Saskatchewan Issued by Environment Canada
Extended weather for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada at 04:30 cst Sunday 18 August 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 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada at 15:30 cst Sunday 18 August 2013.City of Regina: Tuesday, sunny....
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 Sunday 18 August 2013.City of Calgary: Today, increasing cloudiness early in the morning. High 23. UV...
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 Sunday 18 August 2013.City of Winnipeg: Today, a mix of sun and cloud. 30 percent chance of showers late this afternoon with risk of...
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 Sunday 18 August 2013.City of Thunder Bay, Superior West: Today, mainly cloudy. Wind becoming southwest...
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 Sunday 18 August 2013.City of Toronto: Today, mainly sunny. High 25. UV index 7 or high. Tonight, clear. Low 15. Monday, 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 edt Sunday 18 August 2013.City of Toronto: Today, mainly sunny. Wind becoming southwest 20 km-h in the afternoon. High 29 except 26 near Lake...
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 Sunday 18 August 2013.City of Regina: Today, a mix of sun and cloud. 30 percent chance of showers late this afternoon with risk...
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 Sunday 18 August 2013.City of Regina: Today, sunny. Wind becoming west 20 km-h near noon. High 31. UV index 7 or high.City of...
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 Sunday 18 August 2013.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 edt Sunday 18 August 2013.City of Thunder Bay, Superior West: Today, mainly cloudy with 60 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 Sunday 18 August 2013.City of Calgary: Today, a mix of sun and cloud. Wind becoming south 20 km-h 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 Sunday 18 August 2013.Metro Vancouver: Today, mainly cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. High...
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 Sunday 18 August 2013.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 Sunday 18 August 2013.Whitehorse: Today, mainly cloudy with 40 percent...
Grand'Maison's Gold Caps Canada's Performance at Para Swimming Worlds
Canada caps Para swimming worlds with gold--MONTREAL - Montreal's Valerie Grand'Maison won gold in the women's S13 100-metre freestyle, capping a successful Canadian performance at the International Paralympic Committee swimming world championships.Canadian...
Growth of Brain Fitness Industry Prompts Creation of New Online Memory Checkup
Aging boomers fuel brain fitness industry--TORONTO - When Marcel Wieder's aunt was diagnosed with early onset dementia several years ago, the Toronto resident started to worry about his own brain health."It hit close to home," said the 52-year-old public...
Hamelin Suffers Minor Injury after Dominant Performance at Canadian Team Trials
Hamelin suffers injury at Canadian trials--MONTREAL - Double gold medallist Charles Hamelin appears primed for the 2014 Winter Olympics -- even if he suffered a minor setback at the Canadian team trials on Sunday.Hamelin was forced to withdraw after...
Modern Explorers Head Underground and onto the Ice to Map Uncharted Territory
Modern explorers seek uncharted territory--Under Mount Tucker in British Columbia's Glacier National Park, a sprawling system of uncharted caves offers a group of unlikely explorers a chance to venture into the unknown.These are not the cartographers...
NecronomiCon to Celebrate Horror Writer Lovecraft
NecronomiCon to celebrate Lovecraft--PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Anyone who has enjoyed the works of Stephen King, seen the films "Alien" or "Prometheus," or heard about the fictional Arkham Asylum in Batman can thank H.P. Lovecraft, the early 20th century horror...
Partner of Reporter at Centre of NSA Leak Detained
Man detained over NSA leak?--LONDON, England - The partner of a journalist who received leaks from former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden was detained for nearly nine hours Sunday under anti-terror legislation at Heathrow Airport,...
Pipelines as Nation-Builders? Historians Dubious of Railway Comparisons
Pipelines: Heritage-Minute-worthy pursuits?--CALGARY - To hear some proponents of the Energy East project tell it, when the taps open on the $12-billion oil pipeline the moment will be as significant as when the last spike was driven into the Canadian...
Police Won't Comment on Report Ford's Entourage Tried to Get Alleged Crack Video
Ford's aides tried to get alleged video:Star--TORONTO - Toronto police aren't commenting on a report that they are investigating attempts by associates of Mayor Rob Ford to obtain an alleged video purportedly showing him smoking crack cocaine.The mayor...
Prisons Ombudsman Scolds Officials for Branding Khadr Max Security
Ombud scolds prison officials over Omar Khadr--TORONTO - Prison authorities ignored favourable information in unfairly branding former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Omar Khadr as a maximum security inmate, according to Canada's prison ombudsman.In a recent...
Queen's Plate Runner-Up Up with the Birds Captures $500,000 Breeders' Stakes
Up With the Birds wins Breeders' Stakes--TORONTO - After falling just short in last month's $1-million Queen's Plate, jockey Eurico Rosa da Silva and Up With the Birds left nothing to chance Sunday in the $500,000 Breeders' Stakes.Da Rosa moved Up With...
Report Says Access to Justice in Canada 'Abysmal,' Calls for Change by 2030
Report says access to justice 'abysmal'--SASKATOON - Access to justice in Canada is being described as "abysmal" in a new report from the Canadian Bar Association, which also calls for much more than "quick fix" solutions.The summary report, released...
Saturday's Canada Summer Games Results
Saturday's Canada Summer Games Results--SHERBROOKE, Que. _ Leading results Saturday from the final day of the 2013 Canada Summer Games:BASKETBALLWomenGold MedalOntario 61 British Columbia 41Bronze MedalManitoba 62 Alberta 42___BEACH VOLLEYBALLMenGold...
Saturday's Grouped Soccer Scores
Saturday's Grouped Soccer Scores--DenmarkSuperligaNordsjaelland 2 AaB Aalborg 1___EnglandPremier LeagueLiverpool 1 Stoke 0Aston Villa 3 Arsenal 1Everton 2 Norwich 2Fulham 1 Sunderland 0Southampton 1 West Brom 0West Ham 2 Cardiff City 0Manchester United...
Stock Markets to Feel Pressure as Traders Focus on Fed Moves, Retail Reports
Traders to focus on Fed moves, retail sector--TORONTO - Stock markets will be under pressure this week as traders focus on upcoming moves from the U.S. Federal Reserve and troubles brewing in the retail sector.Toronto's S&P/TSX composite index was...
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Aug. 19
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Aug. 19--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Aug. 19 as of 9:24 p.m. ET:x-denotes wire, y-denotes picture, z-denotes graphics coverage.Copy from other events based on merit and availability. All times local...
Top News Advisory for Sunday, Aug 18 at 6 P.M
Top News Advisory--Sunday, Aug 186 p.m.TOP NEWS ADVISORYHere are the latest Top News stories from The Canadian Press. All times are Eastern unless otherwise stated. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are subject to change as news develops....
TSB Investigators to Arrive at Vancouver Island Plane Wreckage on Monday
TSB investigators to arrive at plane wreckage Monday--TOFINO, B.C. - Investigators with the Transportation Safety Board were expected to arrive at the site of a float plane crash on Vancouver Island on Monday to try to determine the cause of a crash...
With Europe, Pieces Falling in Place to Lift Canada out of Economic Doldrums
Pieces falling in place for strong economy--OTTAWA - Canada's economy has looked anything but world-beating during the first half of this year, but economists say the restraints that have handcuffed exports and jobs growth are beginning to break.The...