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Articles from August 13, 2012

Aecon Group Q2 Profit Bounces to $5.1 Million, despite Lower Sales
Aecon Group Q2 profit bounces, sales down--TORONTO - Construction giant Aecon Group Inc. (TSX: ARE) says its second-quarter earnings rose to $5.1 million despite lower revenues, but it expects sales to improve in the back half of the year after it landed...
Alberta Tribunal Begins Hearing on Alleged Insider Tipping by Ex- Matrikon CEO
Tribunal begins hearing insider tipping case--CALGARY - Alberta Security Commission lawyers sought to convince a tribunal Monday that an Edmonton businessman tipped off family members ahead of news that made his company's stock price rise, but Nizar...
Anti-Takeover Proposal in Quebec Could Prompt National Trend: Supporter
Could Quebec create trend with anti-takeover idea?--MONTREAL - Quebec could become the first province to arm companies with a veto power over foreign takeovers, under a proposal with potential domino-effect implications for other parts of the country.Two...
B-C Update
(Missing-Boater)Mounties in Agassiz are searching for a 49-year-old man who went missing after his boat capsized on the Fraser River near the Agassiz Bridge.An R-C-M-P boat was in the area on Saturday afternoon when it received a call a boat fishing...
B-C Update
(BC-OLY-Sinclair)The captain of Canada's Olympic bronze-medal women's soccer team says the sting of missing a chance at Olympic gold has been eased by the enthusiastic greeting the team got on its arrival at Vancouver International Airport today.Christine...
Biography on Life of Julia Child Released to Coincide with 100th Birthday
Julia Child biography explores life of culinary icon--The food world lost one of its most memorable icons in 2004, but now a new biography on Julia Child is being released to coincide with what would have been her 100th birthday on Wednesday."Dearie:...
Blue Bombers Turn to Joey Elliott as Season Continues to Spiral Downwards
Elliott gets another shot with Blue Bombers--WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are hoping their third quarterback of the season will lead them to their second victory of 2012.Joey Elliott, out last season with a torn knee ligament, will start Thursday...
Business News as of 6 P.M. ET
Business News as of 6 p.m. ET--MONDAY, AUG. 13, 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...
Calendar
---Here is the Central Canada calendar for Monday, August 13, 2012.Good Morning from the Ontario Desk of The Canadian Press in Toronto.The Ontario Editor is Paola Loriggio.The phone number is (416) 507-2185, or toll-free 1-800-268-9237.Stations can file...
Canadian Dollar Declines amid Falling Commodity Prices, Sliding Japanese Growth
Loonie dips amid disappointing Japanese data--TORONTO - The Canadian dollar lost ground Monday while commodity prices fell amid another shot of depressing economic news from Asia.The loonie lost 0.15 of a cent to 100.76 cents US.Benchmark crude for September...
Canadian Earnings Declared Monday: Amica, the Keg, SouthGobi, Leon's Furniture
Canadian earnings Monday: Amica, The Keg--TORONTO - Canadian earnings declared Monday:Amica Mature Lifestyles Inc. (TSX:ACC): Second quarter ended May 31, 2012, loss attributable to shareholders $3,784,000, loss 14 cents per share; 2011, income attributable...
Canadians Open Under-18 Hlinka Tournament with 4-1 Victory over Swiss
Canada opens Hlinka event with win over Swiss--PIESTANY, Czech Republic - Nathan MacKinnon had a goal and two assists Monday as Canada kicked off its bid for a fifth straight gold medal at the under-18 Ivan Hlinka Memorial hockey tournament with a 4-1...
Cascades to Close Toronto Napkin Plant, 30 Employees Affected by Move
Cascades to close Toronto napkin plant--TORONTO - Cascades Inc. (TSX:CAS) is permanently closing its paper napkin plant in Toronto, a shut down that will affect about 30 employees.The company said Monday production from the McNicoll Street factory will...
Chorus Aviation Reports $22.9M Second-Quarter Profit, Up from $16.9M a Year Ago
Chorus Aviation reports $22.9M Q2 profit--HALIFAX - Regional airline Chorus Aviation Inc. (TSX:CHR.B, TSX:CHR.A) said Monday that it earned $22.9 million in its latest quarter, up from $16.9 million a year ago, as revenue improved.The company, which...
Commonly Prescribed Antibiotic Can Cause Severe Liver Injury: Study
Common antibiotic can cause liver injury: study--TORONTO - A commonly prescribed antibiotic appears to increase the risk of severe liver damage in some older patients, researchers say.Levofloxacin is often prescribed to treat respiratory and sinus infections,...
Editorial Exchange: A Shower Would Be Nice
Editorial Exchange: A shower would be nice--An editorial from the New Glasgow News, published Aug. 10:Be careful what you wish for. We toss that expression around a lot. When it comes to summertime weather, it's pretty hard not to wish for sun daily...
Editorial Exchange: Donor Fatigue Hampers Haiti's Recovery
Editorial Exchange: Donor fatigue hampers Haiti's recovery--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Aug. 12:Hardscrabble. That's the only way to describe life in Haiti, where people still struggle to rebuild shattered lives 2 ½ years after the...
Editorial Exchange: End of Civility as We Knew It
Editorial Exchange: End of civility as we knew it--An editorial from the Kamloops Daily News, published Aug. 13:In 1988, Hugh MacDonald stood at the front of a lecture hall in a small Ontario college and, after a moment of silence, looked up at his students...
Editorial Exchange: Legacy of London Games Should Be More Sport for All
Editorial Exchange: Legacy of London Games should be more sport for all--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Aug. 12:From our first medal in synchronized diving to our last medal in sprint kayak, the Olympics were a roller-coaster ride that...
Editorial Exchange: London Games: High Notes
Editorial Exchange: London Games: High notes--An editorial from the Halifax-Chronicle-Herald, published Aug. 12:It's hard to compete.Especially with Olympian demi-gods the likes of which we have never seen -- namely swimmer Michael Phelps and sprinter...
Editorial Exchange: Not Dropping the Ball
Editorial Exchange: Not dropping the ball--An editorial from the Prince George Citizen, published Aug. 11:The eurozone crisis is one of those lazy, sky-high but short, can-of-corn fly balls no one can catch.Survivors of gym class to veterans of organized...
eHealth CEO Greg Reed Returns $81,250 Bonus after Opposition Parties Cry Foul
eHealth CEO Reed returns $81,250 bonus--TORONTO - The man put in charge of eHealth Ontario following a spending scandal is returning a hefty bonus after coming under fire from opposition parties.The chairman of the agency's board of directors said Monday...
Entertainment Briefs from the Canadian Press
Canadian Press Entertainment briefs--Monday, August 13Pattinson returns to spotlight on 'The Daily Show'LOS ANGELES -- Robert Pattinson has decided to come back -- to the spotlight, that is.The 26-year-old actor has been out of sight since learning last...
Entertainment News as of 5 P.M. Aug. 13
Entertainment News Advisory--Monday, Aug. 13, 20125 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....
Gold Miner Iamgold Corp. Q2 Profit Falls Even as Revenues Rise 19%
Iamgold Q2 profit falls even as sales rise--TORONTO - Iamgold Corp. (TSX:IMG) says its second-quarter profit fell to US$52.9 million even as revenues rose 19 per cent as mining costs rose.The Toronto-based gold miner, which reports in U.S. dollars,...
Health Canada Reports 3 Dead, 9 Injured in Hospital Bed Entrapments since 2009
Patients trapped in hospital beds, 3 die--OTTAWA - The risk of infections, medical malpractices and a lack of beds are common concerns for patients in health-care facilities across the country, but new data shows that outdated or misused hospital beds...
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 5 P.M. ET Monday, Aug. 13
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory--Monday, Aug. 13, 20125 p.m.HEALTH-LIFESTYLES NEWS ADVISORYHere are the Health-Lifestyles stories from The Canadian Press as of 5 p.m. ET. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are subject to change as news...
Historic Vancouver Island Wooden Rail Trestle Links Walking Trails
Historic rail trestle links Island trail--SHAWNIGAN LAKE, B.C. - The promise of big dollars from big trees on southern Vancouver Island at the turn of the century spurred local loggers, farmers and labourers to build one of the world's largest and spectacular...
Hockey Fan Harper Says NHL Lockout Would Shine Spotlight on Other Leagues
Harper hopes there's no NHL lockout--TORONTO - Like most hockey fans, Prime Minister Stephen Harper is hoping there won't be a work stoppage in the National Hockey League this fall.But Harper says a lockout could have one bright spot."The one positive...
Income-Related Gap in Canadians' Health Is Growing, Survey Suggests
Income-related gap in health growing: report--TORONTO - The health gap between low-income Canadians and those with higher salaries is growing larger, a Canadian Medical Association report suggests.A survey conducted for the association by Ipsos Reid...
Justice System Staggering under Weight of Federal Reforms: Bar Association
Justice system squeezed by reforms: CBA--VANCOUVER - Federal Justice Minister Rob Nicholson dodged a call Monday from the Canadian Bar Association demanding a review of federal legal-aid funding to ensure money for defence is keeping up with the pace...
Kvitova Defeats Li 7-5, 2-6, 6-3 in Long Battle to Win Women's Rogers Cup
Kvitova defeats Li to win Rogers Cup--MONTREAL - Winning the women's Rogers Cup was a breakthrough event for Petra Kvitova.Not only was it the 22-year-old Czech's first WTA Tour victory of the year, it was also the first of her eight career titles that...
Let Kids Choose from Range of Healthy Snack-Style Choices for School Lunch
Snack-style lunches favoured by many kids--TORONTO - Making lunches for their school-age children seems to be the bane of most parents' existence. But packing nutritious food that kids will eat doesn't have to be mutually exclusive.Registered dietitian...
Liberals Target Newer Teachers in Labour Battle, Promise Fair Hiring Practices
Liberals target newer teachers in dispute--TORONTO - The governing Liberals are targeting younger instructors in their labour battle with Ontario teachers, but say it's not part of a divide-and-conquer strategy to achieve a wage freeze. They're prepared...
Lily of the Mohawks: Canada's First Aboriginal Saint to Be Celebrated
Canada's first aboriginal saint to be celebrated--ST. LAURENT, Sask. - A Roman Catholic church in Saskatchewan is holding a gospel jamboree to celebrate Canada's first aboriginal saint.Kateri Tekakwitha was an Algonquin-Mohawk woman who died in 1680....
MacLennan among Several Canadian Athletes to Return Home from London
Sinclair serenaded as Olympians come home--VANCOUVER - Canada's Olympians were greeted by cheering fans and throngs of media as they touched down on home soil Monday.A large crowd of young and old alike serenaded soccer star Christine Sinclair as she...
Make School Lunch Fun and Healthy with Dips, Muffins and Chicken Fingers
Make school lunch fun with dips, snacks--Use creativity and do some work in advance to make preparing school lunches less challenging. Many kids enjoy dips and snack-style items that can be toted in reusable containers.Any time you are packing dairy...
Mike (Pinball) Clemons Featured in Commemorative 100th Grey Cup Stamps Series
Clemons featured in Grey Cup stamp series--TORONTO - Once again, Mike (Pinball) Clemons will serve as the face of the Toronto Argonauts franchise.The longtime Argos player, coach and executive will be featured in a special run of domestic stamps that...
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 Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (11,838.33 down 52.56points):Uranium One Inc. (TSX:UUU). Miner. Down...
NHLPA Executive Director Fehr: Union Will Present 'Alternative View' to League
Fehr: NHLPA to present 'alternative view'--TORONTO - The NHL Players' Association is dreaming big.Faced with an initial proposal in collective bargaining that held absolutely no appeal, NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr is proceeding as though it...
Olympic Medal Wins Don't Necessarily Mean Athletes Strike It Rich Back Home
Olympians don't strike it rich with medal wins--TORONTO - Over the next few days, Canada's Olympic medallists will likely return home to a hero's welcome.But once the dust settles, it's unlikely they'll be cashing in on their Summer Games success."Canadians...
Ottawa Has Role in Health Care, but Provinces Set Own Priorities: Aglukkaq
Aglukkaq defends Ottawa's role in health care--YELLOWKNIFE - Most Canadians say health care should be Ottawa's top priority and the federal government should play a leading role in protecting and strengthening the system, a poll conducted on behalf of...
Pilot's Cell Phone Use May Have Been Partial Cause of Fatal Crash of Small Plane in B.C
Cellular use may have caused plane crash: TSB--VANCOUVER - The pilot in the fatal crash of a small plane may have set the stage for his own death by paying too much attention to his cellular phone and not enough to his flight.A Transportation Safety...
Prairie Update
(Alta-Texting-Crash)Edmonton police say they caught a man texting on a cell phone while driving a motorcycle.Officers signalled the man to pull over Sunday night so they could give him a ticket but he sped off.He then crashed into an oncoming car and...
ProMetic Turns around Year Ago Loss with $800,000 Q2 Profit by Doubling Revenues
ProMetic earns profits in second quarter--LAVAL, Que. - Biopharmaceutical company ProMetic Life Sciences Inc. turned around a year-ago loss by earning $800,000 on more than doubling of revenues in the second quarter.The Quebec-based company lost $1.8...
Public Pools Help with Summer Swelter, but Swimmers Should Beware of Infections
Pools can be breeding grounds for infection--TORONTO - Growing up as a competitive swimmer in Halifax, Leslie Oland came home from the pool one day to find an unpleasant surprise.A number of itchy bumps had broken out on her armpit. A doctor eventually...
Quebec's Maple Spring Sees Late-Summer Thaw; Votes Piling Up to End Strikes
Quebec students voting to end strikes--MONTREAL - The number of students on strike in Quebec dwindled considerably Monday as people at several colleges voted to end a civil-disobedience campaign that had earned international attention and been nicknamed...
Redacted Search Warrants and Documents in Richard Oland Death Go to Media Lawyer
Oland probe documents go to media lawyer--SAINT JOHN, N.B. - A judge is releasing edited versions of search warrants and supporting documents in the homicide investigation of a prominent New Brunswick businessman to a lawyer for two media outlets.However,...
Review of Peace Officer's Death to Look at Arming Workers, Putting Them in Pairs
Review to examine death of peace officer--CALGARY - Alberta's justice minister says a review into the alleged murder of a peace officer will examine whether he should have been armed and working with a partner.Jonathan Denis said Monday the review will...
Ryan, Obama, Both Campaign in Iowa as Focus of Campaign Shifts to Medicare
Ryan, Obama both campaigning in Iowa--WASHINGTON - Mitt Romney's freshly minted running mate hit the U.S. campaign trail for the first time on his own on Monday, making appearances in Iowa as President Barack Obama began a three-day tour of the same...
Saskatchewan Update
(Youth-Pastor-Arrest)A Saskatoon church has brought counsellors in after news broke that their former youth pastor has been charged with trying to lure a child online and attempted aggravated sexual assault.Forty-two-year-old Kris Allan Gowdy of Newscastle,...
Shares in TMX Group, Operator of Canada's Major Exchanges, Plummet
TMX Group shares plummet after deal closes--TORONTO - Stock in TMX Group Inc. (TSX:X) was down sharply Monday in a move one well-known investor said was probably linked to arbitragers divesting their positions in the recently-acquired owner of the Toronto...
SNC's Choice of Anglophone May Upset Quebecers but Please Investors: Analysts
SNC names U.S. exec as chief executive--MONTREAL - SNC-Lavalin's choice of an experienced American executive to head the Quebec-based engineering giant will be well-received by the beleaguered company's investors, despite some political concerns in the...
Taxpayers' Federation Slams B.C. Carbon Tax; but Expert Says the Fed Is Wrong
Taxpayers' Fed wants end to B.C. carbon tax--VANCOUVER - The Canadian Taxpayers Federation has told a provincial panel the carbon tax is a bust and must be eliminated, but a university professor who prepared a report on the tax in June said the federation...
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Monday, Aug 13
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Monday, Aug 13--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Aug. 13 as of 3:20 a.m. ET: x-denotes wire, y-denotes picture, z-denotes graphics coverage. Copy from other events based on merit and availability. All...
'The Odd Life of Timothy Green' Rooted in Director's Real-Life 'Parental Crimes'
Green parents bumble over magical boy--TORONTO - The sudden parents in "The Odd Life of Timothy Green" make one mistake after another as they bumble through attempts to care for a young boy who mysteriously emerges from their garden.It's a Disney film...
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...
Top B.C. News as of 4:30 P.M
Top B.C. News--Monday, Aug. 13B.C. NEWS ADVISORYHere are the Top B.C. News stories from The Canadian Press as of 4:30 p.m. All times local unless otherwise stated. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are subject to change as news develops.Contact...
Top News Advisory as of 9 P.M. Monday, Aug. 13, 2012
Top News Advisory--TOP NEWS ADVISORY9 p.m.Here 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. Contact...
Toronto Argonauts Release Veteran Running Back Cory Boyd, Eskimos Pick Him Up
Argos release tailback Boyd, Esks pick him up--TORONTO - Leading the CFL in rushing wasn't enough to save Cory Boyd's job with the Toronto Argonauts.The Argos made the shocking announcement Sunday that they had released the third-year tailback. Sophomore...
TSX Moves Lower, Commodities Decline amid Poor Japanese Economic Data
Falling commodities help push TSX lower--TORONTO - The Toronto stock market closed lower Monday as traders cashed in on some of last week's strong gains while another dose of subpar economic data from Asia depressed commodity prices.The S&P/TSX composite...
Union Wants Automakers to Invest in Facilities as Both Sides Gear Up for Talks
Union, automakers gear up for bargaining--TORONTO - The Canadian Auto Workers union, which made concessions when the big U.S. automakers were struggling, says it wants to share in the profits now that the industry has "turned the corner."As it geared...
U.S. Set to Hand over Omar Khadr Videotapes to Canadian Government
Videos of Khadr set for release to Toews--TORONTO - American authorities are expected to hand videotapes of Omar Khadr to the Canadian government this week now that the head of the military commission has signed off on their release.Khadr's Canadian...
Vets Worry Settlement in Clawback Case Could Be Chewed Up by Legal Fees
Pay clawback legal fees separately: Vets--OTTAWA - There's growing concern among veterans that a big chunk of a planned multi-million settlement over the clawback of military pensions could be gobbled up by legal fees.One member of a class-action lawsuit...
Willie Mitchell Brings Stanley Cup to Northern Vancouver Island Hometown
Willie Mitchell brings Stanley Cup to B.C.--PORT MCNEILL, B.C. - Almost everyone in the tiny northern Vancouver Island town of Port McNeill turned out Sunday to welcome the town's NHL son carrying the Stanley Cup.Los Angeles Kings defenceman Willie Mitchell...
Women's Rogers Cup Attendance Down Due to Rain, Pullouts, Olympics
Rain hurts women's Rogers Cup ticket sales--MONTREAL - The empty seats at the women's Rogers Cup were not an illusion.Organizers confirmed Monday that bad weather and going head-to-head with the London Olympics negatively affected the gate of a tournament...
Woolly Wombs: Knitting Group Hopes to Make Reproductive Point in Ottawa
Woolly wombs to send reproductive message--LETHBRIDGE, Alta. - A southern Alberta women's group is hoping some woolly wombs will make a point with politicians in Ottawa.Members of Womanspace in Lethbridge are asking that people crochet or knit copies...
Workers Approve Tentative Deal in Nova Scotia Homecare Contract Dispute
Tentative deal approved in homecare dispute--HALIFAX - Personal care workers in the Halifax area voted Monday to accept a new contract that calls for the eventual elimination of a contentious scheduling provision.The two-year deal for some 400 workers...
Yellowknifers over the Moon about NASA Naming Mars Rover Landing Area after City
Yellowknife over the moon about Mars namesake--YELLOWKNIFE - It might be too much to say Yellowknife is over the moon about NASA's decision to name a section of the red planet after the northern capital, but officials do have one question:Is it too late...