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Articles from February 26, 2014

Alberta on Track for Operational Surplus, Still Faces Capital Spending Deficit
Alberta eyes surplus on operational spending--EDMONTON - Alberta is on track to record a $1.4-billion surplus on day-to-day spending this year, but it will be $8.5 billion in the hole on the capital side due to borrowing for new schools and roads.Finance...
Babcock Back to Business with Wings after Coaching Canada to Olympic Gold
It's back to business for coach Babcock--MONTREAL - Mike Babcock loved the Olympics, but now he has another tough task -- trying to get the Detroit Red Wings into the NHL playoffs. "It's about the Red Wings now -- that's all over with," said the coach...
Babcock Back to Business with Wings after Coaching Canada to Olympic Gold
It's back to business for coach Babcock--MONTREAL - Mike Babcock loved the Olympics, but now he has another tough task -- trying to get the Detroit Red Wings into the NHL playoffs. "It's about the Red Wings now -- that's all over with," said the coach...
Bears from Space: Scientists Try to Count Polar Bears Using Satellite Imagery
Scientists count polar bears from space--They look like tiny white specks on a mottled grey background.They're polar bears seen from space -- using the newest tool in the kit for scientists to monitor Canada's populations of the mighty Arctic predator....
Big City Mayors Seek More Federal Funds for Social Housing, Public Transit
Mayors seek more housing, public transit cash--OTTAWA - The mayors of Canada's largest cities say housing shortages and traffic gridlock are their top priorities, and that uncertain federal funding is damaging to society and the economy.At a meeting...
Body of Missing Halifax Student Loretta Saunders Found on New Brunswick Highway
Loretta Saunders body found, death a homicide--HALIFAX - The hope that university student Loretta Saunders would be returned to her family ended Wednesday when police said they found her body off a busy highway in New Brunswick and were treating her...
British Man Admits at Vancouver Immigration Hearing He Once Led Babbar Khalsa
British man admits once leading Babbar Khalsa--VANCOUVER - A British man facing deportation from Canada admitted Wednesday at an immigration hearing that he once led the banned Sikh separatist group Babbar Khalsa in England.But Gurmej Singh Gill testified...
Budget, Seniors Care the Focus of Spring Sitting at Saskatchewan Legislature
Budget, seniors the focus at legislature--REGINA - Premier Brad Wall says the budget will form the basis of debate during the spring sitting of the Saskatchewan legislature.Wall says there will be initiatives on long-term and seniors care, as well as...
Business News as of 5 P.M. ET
Business News as of 5 p.m. ET--WEDNESDAY, Feb. 26, 2013 at5 p.m. ETBUSINESS NEWS ADVISORYHere are the top Business News stories from The Canadian Press as of 5 p.m. ET. All times are Eastern unless otherwise stated. Coverage plans are included when available....
Canadian Women's Soccer Team Looking for Success in Cyprus
Herdman wants players to show style in Cyprus--Canadian women's soccer coach John Herdman will be thinking more about style-building than team-building when his squad competes in the upcoming Cyprus Cup.Personal matters, injuries, and educational commitments...
Canam Wins $191 Million Worth of Projects, Including New Edmonton Oilers Arena
Canam Group profits soar to $10.8M in Q4--MONTREAL - Canam Group says its heavy structural steel business is on the upswing after lining up $191 million worth of new projects in Canada and the United States over the next few years, including the new...
Canuck Actresses Make Their Medieval Mark on 'Vikings,' Back for a 2nd Season
'Vikings' sails back for a second season--DUBLIN - A couple of Canuck actresses are making their medieval mark in the Canada-Ireland co-production "Vikings," which sails back for a second season Thursday.While Australian-born Travis Fimmel stars as Viking...
Capture of Wild Horses in Alberta Likely to Meet 10 per Cent of Target
Alberta wild horse capture well below target--CALGARY - Alberta is likely to fall well short of its goal to reduce its wild horse population by almost 200 animals when permits expire at the end of the week.Two licences were issued by the government to...
Connected 'Things' on the Internet Can Provide Information about Their Users
Connected 'things' face hacking on Internet--MONTREAL - As objects like TVs and alarm systems continue to get connected to the Internet, more money and personal information are potentially out there for hackers to exploit and companies to profit from,...
Doctor Convicted of Sexually Assaulting Patients Seeks Release from Jail
Doc jailed for sex assaults seeks release--TORONTO - An anesthesiologist convicted of sexually assaulting 21 sedated women during surgeries asked Wednesday to be released from jail while he appeals a case the Crown attorney likened to a "horror movie."Lawyers...
Editorial Exchange: Put Calorie Labels on Menus
Editorial Exchange: Put calorie labels on menus--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Feb. 25:Here's a skill-testing question that Ontarians may soon be forced to consider: Which has more calories - a cheeseburger or a Tim Hortons' bran muffin?According...
Editorial Exchange: Think It Through
Editorial Exchange: Think it through--An editorial from the Winnipeg Free Press, published Feb. 26:Canada was suitably vocal about the imposition of Russia's anti-gay law that fueled anti-homosexual sentiment and attacks in that country. Vigorous public...
Editorial Exchange: Ukraine Can Find Its Way
Editorial Exchange: Ukraine can find its way--An editorial from the Winnipeg Free Press, published Feb. 26:Russia, the United States and the European Union agree peace and stability in Ukraine are in their mutual interests. More important, they also...
Entertainment News as of 5 P.M. Wednesday, Feb. 26
Entertainment News Advisory--Wednesday, Feb. 26, 20145 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....
Ethical Computer Hacker Says Field Is Growing, but Still Five Steps Behind
Ethical hacking growing, but 5 steps behind--EDMONTON - John Zabiuk disassembled his parents' TV at age six, taught himself computer programming as a teen and, as a post-secondary student, hacked into his school's system on a lark.He didn't change his...
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 Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday for Alberta issued by Environment Canada at 15:30 mst Wednesday 26 February 2014.City of...
Extended Forecasts for British Columbia Issued by Environment Canada
Extended forecasts for British Columbia issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday for British Columbia issued by Environment Canada at 05:00 pst Wednesday 26 February 2014.Metro Vancouver: Friday,...
Extended Weather Forecast for the Maritimes Issued by Environment Canada
Extended weather forecast for the Maritimes issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday for the Maritimes and Iles de la Madeleine issued by Environment Canada at 05:00 ast Wednesday 26 February 2014.Halifax...
Extended Weather for Ontario Issued by Environment Canada
Extended weather for Ontario issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday for Ontario issued by Environment Canada at 05:00 est Wednesday 26 February 2014.City of Toronto: Friday, sunny. Low -24. High...
Extended Weather for Ontario Issued by Environment Canada
Extended weather for Ontario issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday for Ontario issued by Environment Canada at 15:30 est Wednesday 26 February 2014.City of Toronto: Friday, sunny. High -11....
Extended Weather for Saskatchewan Issued by Environment Canada
Extended weather for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada at 04:30 cst Wednesday 26 February 2014.City of Regina: Friday, sunny. Low...
Extended Weather for Saskatchewan Issued by Environment Canada
Extended weather for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada at 15:30 cst Wednesday 26 February 2014.City of Regina, Fort Qu'Appelle...
Feds Get Top Wasteful Spending Award for Advertising Non-Existent Job Grant
Feds get spoof award for wasteful spending--OTTAWA - The federal government has been given a dubious award for spending millions of tax dollars to promote a job grant that doesn't yet exist.Employment and Social Development Canada was named Wednesday...
Forecast for Alberta and Northeastern British Columbia Issued by Environment Canada
Forecast for Alberta and northeastern British Columbia issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for Alberta issued by Environment Canada at 16:00 mst Wednesday 26 February 2014.City of Calgary: Today, mainly sunny. Increasing cloudiness in the afternoon....
Forecast for Manitoba Issued by Environment Canada
Forecast for Manitoba issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for Manitoba issued by Environment Canada at 11:00 cst Wednesday 26 February 2014.City of Winnipeg: Today, mainly sunny. Local blowing snow in outlying areas. Wind north 50 km-h gusting to...
Forecast for Northwestern Ontario Issued by Environment Canada
Forecast for Northwestern Ontario issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for Northwestern and Northern Ontario issued by Environment Canada at 11:30 est Wednesday 26 February 2014.City of Thunder Bay, Superior West: Today, periods of light snow. Amount...
Forecast for Ontario Issued by Environment Canada
Forecast for Ontario issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for Ontario issued by Environment Canada at 11:00 est Wednesday 26 February 2014.City of Toronto: Today, increasing cloudiness near noon. Wind west 30 km-h becoming light early this afternoon....
Forecast for Ontario Issued by Environment Canada
Forecast for Ontario issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for Ontario issued by Environment Canada at 15:30 est Wednesday 26 February 2014.City of Toronto: Today, a few flurries ending in the morning then clearing. Wind southwest 20 km-h becoming...
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 Wednesday 26 February 2014.City of Regina: Today, increasing cloudiness early in the morning. Wind light. High -16. Wind chill...
Forecast for the Maritimes Issued by Environment Canada
Forecast for the Maritimes issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for the Maritimes issued by Environment Canada at 11:00 ast Wednesday 26 February 2014.Halifax Metro and Halifax County West, Lunenburg County, Queens County: Today, increasing cloudiness....
Forecast for the Northwestern Ontario Issued by Environment Canada
Forecast for the Northwestern Ontario issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for Northwestern and Northern Ontario issued by Environment Canada at 16:00 est Wednesday 26 February 2014.City of Thunder Bay, Superior West: Today, mainly sunny. Wind northwest...
Forecasts for Coastal British Columbia Issued by Environment Canada
Forecasts for Coastal British Columbia issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for Coastal British Columbia issued by Environment Canada at 11:00 pst Wednesday 26 February 2014.Metro Vancouver: Today, a mix of sun and cloud. High plus 4. UV index 3 or...
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 mst Wednesday...
Forecasts for the Columbia, Central Interior and Peace River Regions of B.C. Issued by Environment Canada
Forecasts for The Columbia, Central Interior and Peace River Regions of B.C. issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for the Columbia, the Central Interior and the Peace River districts of British Columbia issued by Environment Canada at 16:00 mst Wednesday...
Forecasts for Yukon and Northwestern British Columbia Issued by Environment Canada
Forecasts for Yukon and northwestern British Columbia issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for Yukon and northwestern British Columbia issued by Environment Canada at 11:00 pst Wednesday 26 February 2014.Whitehorse: Today, sunny. High -7. Tonight,...
Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League Playoff Glance
Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League Playoff Glance--GOJHL PlayoffsAll Times LocalFIRST ROUNDConference Quarter-finals(Best-of-7)GOLDEN HORSESHOE CONFERENCECaledonia (1) vs. Port Colborne (8)(Caledonia leads series 1-0)Wednesday's resultCaledonia 7 Port...
Gustav Nyquist Scores in Overtime as Red Wings Edge Canadiens 2-1
Nyquist OT goal lifts Wings over Canadiens--MONTREAL - There was something familiar about the way coach Mike Babcock's Detroit Red Wings' checking smothered the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday night.It was almost exactly like the way Babcock's Team Canada...
Heinz to Make Statement on Thursday regarding Leamington, Ont., Plant
Heinz to make statement on Ontario plant--LEAMINGTON, Ont. - Food giant Heinz is expected to make a statement Thursday on negotiations which could save a southwestern Ontario processing plant from complete closure.The international company -- a major...
HKN-Exp-Conference-Stdgs
HKN-Exp-Conference-Stdgs--NHLAll Times EasternEastern ConferenceAtlantic DivisionMetropolitan DivisionWILD CARDWestern ConferenceCentral DivisionPacific DivisionWILD CARDNote: a team winning in overtime or shootout is credited with two points and a victory...
Jets Youngsters Trouba and Schiefele Show Maturity as Jets Enter Playoff Push
Youngsters playing key role in Winnipeg--WINNIPEG - Jacob Trouba turned 20 on Wednesday, but the Winnipeg Jets defenceman is hoping for a belated birthday gift about six weeks from now.That present would be a spot in the NHL playoffs to cap off his strong...
Karlsson Will Set Friendship Aside When He and Sens Face Alfredsson and Wings
Back to business for Sens' Erik Karlsson--OTTAWA - Erik Karlsson showed no sign of disappointment or jetlag as he returned to the ice with the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday.The Swedish defenceman came home with an Olympic silver medal and while he would...
Leafs Forward Dave Bolland Has Setback in Recovery from Ankle Injury
Leafs forward Bolland suffers setback--TORONTO - The Toronto Maple Leafs have waited nearly four months for Dave Bolland to return to their lineup. It seem's they'll have to wait a little longer.The veteran forward practised Wednesday but was wearing...
Liberal Senators Want to Use New Independence to Make Senate More Responsive
Liberal senators flex newfound independence--OTTAWA - Liberal senators are using their newfound independence to institute changes aimed at making the maligned Senate more accountable, approachable and transparent.They'll give ordinary folks a direct...
Man Convicted of Murdering Young Nova Scotia Woman Appeals Conviction: Crown
Man convicted in Kirwan murder files appeal--HALIFAX - The Crown says Christopher Alexander Falconer is appealing his first-degree murder conviction in the death of Amber Kirwan.Crown attorney Patrick Young says Falconer has filed a prisoner appeal against...
Most Actively Traded Companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange
Most actively traded companies on the TSX--TORONTO - Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (14,188.58 down 0.40 points):B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Up one...
NDP and Liberals Shut out of Conservative-Led Ukraine Delegation to Kyiv
Opposition shut out of Ukraine delegation--OTTAWA - The NDP and Liberals have been shut out of the delegation that will accompany Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird to Kyiv on Friday, sparking fresh criticism that the government is playing domestic...
New Manitoba School Code of Conduct Pushes Discussion over Punishment
Manitoba has new school conduct code--WINNIPEG - The Manitoba government has revealed its long-awaited code of conduct for schools as part of an anti-bullying strategy announced over a year ago.But the document released Wednesday stops short of imposing...
NHL Revealed Has Two-Hour Behind the Scenes Special on Olympic Hockey
NHL shows Olympic hockey behind the scenes--It's been a frantic few days for the producers of the NHL's latest reality show.The Olympic hockey tournament only wrapped up when Canada beat Sweden for gold on Sunday and a two-hour special episode of "NHL...
Ontario Junior Hockey League Playoff Glance
Ontario Junior Hockey League Playoff Plance--OJHL PlayoffsAll Times LocalFIRST ROUNDConference Quarter-finalsNORTHEAST CONFERENCEKingston (1) vs. Pickering (8)Thursday's gamePickering at Kingston, 7 p.m.Friday's gameKingston at Pickering, 7:30 p.m.Sunday's...
Ontario to Give $190 Million for Ice Storm Cleanup, Challenges Ottawa to Step Up
Ont provides $190 million for ice storm cleanup--TORONTO - Ontario plans to provide up to $190 million to help hard-hit municipalities pay for the cleanup and recovery costs from the December ice storm, Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Linda Jeffrey...
Package of CP Material Moving Thursday Morning on Romanian Orphans
Package of CP material on Romanian orphans--VANCOUVER - EDITORS:A package of material will be moving Thursday at 5 a.m. ET by Canadian Press reporter Dene Moore on the Romanian children adopted by Canadian families following the 1989 revolution in that...
Pnina Tornai of 'Say Yes to the Dress' Fame Excited to Outfit Canadian Brides
Pnina Tornai excited to outfit Canadian brides--TORONTO - Pnina Tornai already has received plenty of love from Canadian brides who have flocked to New York's Kleinfeld salon to snap up one of her lavish dresses, as well as fans who've seen the gowns...
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:Thursday, February 27E TIME SPT VIS HOME V+ V T H H+ O # U6 7:00p HKY CLB NJ 2.70 1.90 6.00 1.60 2.20 1.65 5.0 1.757 7:00p HKY TOR NYI 2.20 1.60...
Public Database of Child Sex Offenders to Be Part of Pedophile Crackdown
Public child sex offender database planned--OTTAWA - The federal government plans to create a publicly accessible database of high-risk child sex offenders as part of a bill that takes aim at those who prey on young people.The legislation introduced...
Redistributing Wealth through Taxation Not a Drag on Economic Growth: IMF Paper
No evidence taxation bad for economy: IMF--OTTAWA - A new paper by researchers at the International Monetary Fund appears to debunk a tenet of conservative economic ideology -- that taxing the rich to give to the poor is bad for the economy.The paper...
Royal Bank CEO Says Consumer Lending Business Still Growing but More Slowly
RBC's consumer lending business still growing--TORONTO - The Royal Bank has seen the growth of its consumer lending business slow down and that's a good thing, RBC chief executive Gord Nixon said Wednesday."I think there is no question that consumer...
Sears Canada Q4 Revenue Falls 10 per Cent but Profit Rises Due to Unusual Items
Sears Canada revenue drops, profit rises--TORONTO - Sears Canada Inc. (TSX:SCC) reports it had a $373.7 million net profit in for the quarter ended Feb. 1.That was up from $39.9 million a year earlier, but the increase was largely related to gains from...
Surgeries Cancelled for 10 Days over Sterilization Issue at a Regina Hospital
Surgeries cancelled over sterilization issue--REGINA - Surgeries are being cancelled for the next 10 days at a Regina hospital because of equipment sterilization issues.The Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region said Wednesday it was postponing surgeries at...
Target's Canadian Stores Loses Nearly US$1 Billion since Opening Last March
Target posts $941M loss related to Canada--A lukewarm reception to Target's first expansion outside the United States contributed to a nearly $1-billion loss for the Canadian operations of the discount retailer last year.In the fourth quarter alone,...
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Feb. 27--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Feb. 27 as of 9:30 p.m. ET: x-denotes wire, y-denotes picture, z-denotes graphics coverage. Copy from other events based on merit and availability. All times...
Tips to Prevent Being Hacked from Professor Who Teaches Ethical Computer Hacking
Tips from an ethical computer hacker--EDMONTON - John Zabiuk teaches students at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology how to protect computer systems by approaching them from a hacker's viewpoint. Here are his tips for preventing hacking:-- Use...
Top Atlantic News
Top Atlantic News--Here are the Top Atlantic News stories from The Canadian Press as of 6 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 News Advisory for Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014
Top News Advisory--Wednesday, Feb. 264:20 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. Contact...
Toronto Marlies Extend Winning Streak to Four with 4-2 Win over Senators
Marlies extend winning streak with win over Sens--TORONTO - After missing over three weeks with an infected left foot, Peter Holland finally feels like he's getting back to game shape.Holland setup two goals, including the game winner, as the Toronto...
Toronto's Pallett Thrilled by Oscar Nod for Arcade Fire 'Her' Collaboration
Toronto's Pallett thrilled by Oscar nod--TORONTO - The morning Owen Pallett woke up to find out he was an Academy Award nominee, he felt thousands of miles away from the rigorous glamour of Hollywood's biggest night.In one sense it was literal -- the...
Toronto Stock Market Closes Little Changed, Royal Bank Posts Strong Earnings
TSX little changed amid strong RBC earnings--TORONTO - The Toronto stock market closed little changed Wednesday amid positive earnings reports from Royal Bank (TSX:RY) and a couple of big retailers.The S&P/TSX composite index had been higher for...
Union Organizer Known as "Rambo" Insists He Was a Peacemaker
Union boss known as 'Rambo' says he was a peacemaker--MONTREAL - The Quebec union organizer known as "Rambo" says alleged intimidation and bullying behaviour on his part was necessary to get his point across to companies who refused to hire local workers.Bernard...
Veteran Saskatchewan MLA Yogi Huyghebaert Says He Won't Run Again in 2016
Veteran MLA Yogi Huyghebaert won't run again--REGINA - Former Saskatchewan corrections minister and veteran MLA Yogi Huyghebaert says it's time to call it a career.The 69-year-old says he will not run in the next provincial election expected in April...
Veteran Stephen Ames Named for Induction into Canadian Golf Hall of Fame
Ames named to Canadian Golf Hall of Fame--He's a Hall of Famer now, but Stephen Ames isn't ready to give up playing golf just yet.Ames was unanimously named for induction into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame on Wednesday, becoming the 74th member of the...
WHL Roundup: Dyson Stevenson Scores 4 as Pats Crush Hurricanes 8-0
WHL Roundup: Stevenson scores 4 for Pats--REGINA - Dyson Stevenson scored four goals as the surging Regina Pats rolled over the lowly Lethbridge Hurricanes 8-0 in Western Hockey League play Tuesday.Stevenson scored the first three goals of the game in...