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Articles from March 25, 2014

Alberta Tories Set Sept. 6, Sept. 20 to Pick New Leader and Premier
Alberta Tories set dates to pick leader--RED DEER, Alta. - Alberta's Progressive Conservative party will pick its new leader, and the province's next premier, in September.The party's board of directors, after a meeting Monday night, announced that party...
Aviva Paid out Record $190 Million in Water Damage Claims Last Year
Aviva water damage claims hit record in 2013--CALGARY - Aviva Canada says it paid out a whopping $190 million in water damage claims last year -- and the insurance provider says it's part of an upward trend.Severe flooding in Alberta and Toronto had...
B.C. Addicts in Court Fighting Federal Ban on Prescription Heroin
Addicts ask court for prescription heroin--VANCOUVER - A group of chronic drug addicts are asking a Vancouver judge for an injunction against the federal government that would allow them access to prescription heroin until the court hears their legal...
B.C.'S Auditor General Warns Province Isn't Adequately Prepared for Major Quake
Report says B.C. ill-prepared for quake--VICTORIA - British Columbia's auditor general has for the second time in 17 years criticized the provincial government for not being prepared for a catastrophic earthquake that could claim lives and cost billions...
B.C. Speaker Pays Back $5,500 for Husband's Flight to South Africa
B.C. Speaker pays back husband's airfare--VICTORIA - The Speaker of British Columbia's legislature offered an apology to taxpayers Tuesday while at the same time repaying the more than $5,500 she billed the government to fly her husband with her to South...
B.C. Transportation Minister Says Aboriginal Tourism Operates Must Live with Ferry Cuts
Aboriginal tourism must live with ferry cuts--VICTORIA - British Columbia's transportation minister insisted Tuesday the Liberal government remains committed to supporting First Nations tourism in the province, even though aboriginal entrepreneurs say...
BlackBerry Looks to Get Money from Its BBM Chat Service with New Offerings
BlackBerry aims for profits with BBM service--TORONTO - BlackBerry is about to launch an update to its popular BlackBerry Messenger chat service that it hopes will rake in some extra coin.The Waterloo, Ont.-based technology firm is looking to generate...
Business News as of 5 P.M. ET
Business News as of 5 p.m. ET--TUESDAY, MARCH 25, 2014, 5 p.m. ETBUSINESS NEWS ADVISORYHere are the top Business News stories from The Canadian Press as of 5 p.m. All times Eastern unless otherwise stated. Coverage plans are included when available....
By Emphasizing Controlling Play, Blues Could Follow Team Canada Blueprint
Blues could follow Team Canada blueprint--TORONTO - The road to the Stanley Cup very well may go through St. Louis, but the Blues' path there may include directions from Sochi.With his team mired in what most teams would consider a scoring slump, coach...
CAA Kicks off Annual Worst Roads Campaign, Urges Gas Tax Fund for Repairs
CAA launches annual Worst Roads campaign--TORONTO - CAA kicked off its annual Ontario's Worst Roads campaign today calling on the government to fix the roads that have been damaged by the harsh winter weather of the past few months.The auto club, which...
Cammalleri Scores Shootout Winner as Flames Edge Sharks 2-1
Cammalleri, Flames edge Sharks in shootout 2-1--CALGARY - The Calgary Flames won't make the NHL playoffs this season, but that sure hasn't deterred their effort.Karri Ramo had 33 saves in regulation plus three more in the shootout and red-hot Mike Cammalleri...
Canada's Milos Raonic Beats Garcia-Lopez in Third-Round Play at Sony Open
Raonic defeats Garcia-Lopez at Sony Open--MIAMI - Canada's Milos Raonic defeated Spain's Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-1, 6-2 on Monday to reach the fourth round of the Sony Open for the first time in his career.For the last two years, Raonic had stalled...
Canadian Man Sentenced in U.S. to Two Years for Tamil Tigers Conspiracy
Canadian sentenced for Tamil Tigers support--BROOKLYN, N.Y. - A Canadian man has been sentenced in Brooklyn, N.Y., to two years for terrorism offences in connection with the Tamil Tigers.Piratheepan Nadarajah, from Brampton, Ont., pleaded guilty to a...
Canadians One Win from Making History at FIFA Under-17 Women's World Cup
History on line for Canada at U17 World Cup--Canada is poised to make history at the FIFA women's under-17 World Cup.But whether or not that happens, Canada's coach Bev Priestman is proud of how well her young players have weathered some major tests...
Chef Andrew George Jr. Reinterprets Native Recipes with Modern Healthy Twist
Chef puts healthy spin on native recipes--TORONTO - Chef Andrew George Jr. is on a mission to help First Nations students enjoy healthy food and gain an interest in culinary arts."When I got into cooking there were only two of us in cooking school here...
Clock Is Ticking: With Just Nine Games Left, Canucks Have No Margin for Error
Vancouver Canucks have no margin for error--VANCOUVER - The Vancouver Canucks hit the road for crucial back-to-back games this week knowing full well that their season likely hangs in the balance.With just nine contests left on the schedule and the club...
Couillard, Wife to Reveal Tax Returns, Assets; Urging Rivals to Do the Same
Couillard, wife to reveal assets, tax returns--MONTREAL - Quebec Liberal Leader Philippe Couillard challenged his rivals Tuesday to publicly release tax returns and asset declarations for themselves and their spouses. By the end of the day, the Parti...
East Coast Braces for 'Very Unusual' Spring Storm Bringing Snow, 100 Km/h Gusts
Atlantic Canada braces for spring storm--HALIFAX - Atlantic Canada is bracing for a spring blizzard that could dump more than a foot of snow, bring wind gusts of more than 100 kilometres per hour and storm surges that could damage docks and coastal properties.Environment...
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 Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday for Alberta issued by Environment Canada at 15:30 mdt Tuesday 25 March 2014.City of Calgary:...
Extended Forecasts for British Columbia Issued by Environment Canada
Extended forecasts for British Columbia issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday for British Columbia issued by Environment Canada at 05:00 pdt Tuesday 25 March 2014.Metro Vancouver: Thursday,...
Extended Weather Forecast for the Maritimes Issued by Environment Canada
Extended weather forecast for the Maritimes issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday for the Maritimes and Iles de la Madeleine issued by Environment Canada at 05:00 adt Tuesday 25 March 2014.Halifax...
Extended Weather for Saskatchewan Issued by Environment Canada
Extended weather for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada at 04:30 cst Tuesday 25 March 2014.City of Regina: Thursday, a mix of sun...
Extended Weather for Saskatchewan Issued by Environment Canada
Extended weather for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada at 15:30 cst Tuesday 25 March 2014.City of Regina: Thursday, a mix of sun...
Failure to Shed Baby Weight Can Lead to Heart Disease, Diabetes Long Term: Study
Keeping baby weight can harm heart health: study--TORONTO - Women who don't lose all their "baby weight" within the first year after giving birth could be setting themselves up for diabetes, heart disease or a stroke later in life, new research suggests.In...
Flu Vaccine Production Issue May Be Behind Last Year's Modest Protection: Study
Flu vaccine efficacy issue linked to production--TORONTO - The 2012-13 influenza season was a harsh one, and one in which flu vaccine offered disappointingly modest protection against the main circulating strain, H3N2.The limited protection -- around...
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 Tuesday 25 March 2014.City of Calgary: Today, periods of snow. Amount 2 to 4 cm. Wind becoming northeast...
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 Tuesday 25 March 2014.City of Winnipeg: Today, mainly sunny. Wind northwest 20 km-h becoming light early this afternoon. High -10. UV...
Forecast for Newfoundland and Labrador Issued by Environment Canada
Forecast for Newfoundland and Labrador issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday for Labrador issued by Environment Canada at 16:00 ndt Tuesday 25 March 2014.St. John's - Bonavista Peninsula: Thursday,...
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 Tuesday 25 March 2014.City of Toronto, Vaughan - Richmond Hill - Markham, Pickering - Oshawa - Southern Durham Region: Today, cloudy. A...
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 Tuesday 25 March 2014.Halifax Metro and Halifax County West: Today, mainly sunny. Wind becoming southwest 20 km-h this afternoon....
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 Tuesday 25 March 2014.Halifax Metro and Halifax County West, Halifax County - east of Porters Lake: Today, snow at times heavy...
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 Tuesday 25 March 2014.City of Thunder Bay, Superior West: Today, mainly sunny. Increasing cloudiness...
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 Tuesday 25 March 2014.Whitehorse: Today, sunny. High -3. Tonight, clear....
Harper Slams Russia for Sanctioning Prominent Ukrainian-Canadian
PM slams Russia for its travel ban--THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Stephen Harper directed some harsh barbs at Russia on Tuesday, questioning the "mentality" of Moscow's leadership for scoffing at Canada's condemnation of its actions in eastern Europe and...
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...
HKO-AHL-Stdgs
HKO-AHL-Stdgs--AHLEASTERN CONFERENCEATLANTIC DIVISIONNORTHEAST DIVISIONEAST DIVISIONWESTERN CONFERENCENORTH DIVISIONMIDWEST DIVISIONWEST DIVISIONz-league title; y-conference title;d-division leader; x-clinched playoff berth. Note: Division leaders ranked...
HKO-AHL-Stdgs
HKO-AHL-Stdgs--AHLEASTERN CONFERENCEATLANTIC DIVISIONNORTHEAST DIVISIONEAST DIVISIONWESTERN CONFERENCENORTH DIVISIONMIDWEST DIVISIONWEST DIVISIONz-league title; y-conference title;d-division leader; x-clinched playoff berth. Note: Division leaders ranked...
HKO-QMJHL-Playoff-Glance
HKO-QMJHL-Playoff-Glance--LHJMQ 2013 - PLAYOFFSAll Times EasternFirst RoundBaie-Comeau vs Shawinigan(Baie-Comeau leads series 3-0)Friday, Mar. 21Baie-Comeau 5 Shawinigan 1Saturday, Mar. 22Baie-Comeau 3 Shawinigan 1Tuesday, Mar. 25Baie-Comeau 3 Shawinigan...
Juno Awards Again a Showcase for Familiar Faces, but Do They Have a Choice?
Junos again a showcase for familiar faces--TORONTO - In recent years, Vancouver pop outfit Hedley performing at the Juno Awards has felt as much like a spring TV tradition as sweeps-week rating stunts or Duke choking in the NCAA basketball tournament.The...
Long a Tory Domain, Alberta Ridings Offer Opposition Fresh Hope for 2015
Liberals, NDP eye Alberta ridings for 2015--OTTAWA - During the last federal election, Alberta wasn't exactly a favourite pit stop of the party leaders -- much of the province appeared wrapped up in a bow for the Conservatives.But with a number of incumbents...
Longtime Team Homan Second Alison Kreviazuk to Leave Team at End of Season
Longtime Homan second Kreviazuk leaving team--Rachel Homan's champion curling rink will have a different look next season.Longtime second Alison Kreviazuk is leaving the Homan team next month after deciding to move to Sweden to be with her boyfriend....
Loonie Closes Higher amid Weather-Impacted Housing Data, Interest Rate Forecasts
Canadian dollar rises amid U.S. data--TORONTO - The Canadian dollar closed higher Tuesday as traders speculated about the pace of U.S. interest rate hikes and digested data showing how severe winter weather has impacted the American housing sector.The...
Manitoba Opposition Says Government Complaint about Census Is Old
Manitoba complained before about census--WINNIPEG - The Manitoba government's current battle with Statistics Canada over population numbers is not all that new, it turns out.Opposition Progressive Conservative Leader Brian Pallister produced news articles...
Maple Leafs Lose to Blues, Fall out of Playoff Spot as Losing Streak Hits 6
Leafs fall out of playoff spot as skid hits 6--TORONTO - Jonathan Bernier came back to try and help end a losing streak. By the time the goaltender and the Toronto Maple Leafs left Air Canada Centre, they were out of a playoff spot.Bernier returned from...
Max Pacioretty Gets 100th, Daniel Briere Scores as Canadiens Top Sabres 2-0
Pacioretty goals lifts Habs 2-0 over Sabres--MONTREAL - There was just enough left in the Montreal Canadiens' legs after rousing wins in Toronto and Boston to face the lowly Buffalo Sabres.Max Pacioretty broke a scoreless tie with his 100th career goal...
McGill Lineman Duvernay-Tardif Anxious to Complete His Pro Day Workout
McGill lineman anxious to complete pro day--Laurent Duvernay-Tardif can't wait to strut his stuff Thursday.The McGill Redmen offensive lineman will hold a private workout in Montreal for NFL and CFL scouts. And after spending much of the last four months...
Meech Lake Constitutional Headaches Serve as Current-Day Warning for Leaders
Meech headaches serve as current-day warning--OTTAWA - Newly released cabinet documents detailing the agonizing and ultimately fruitless efforts to secure the Meech Lake accord serve as a cautionary reminder to current political leaders who would reopen...
Miners Push TSX Up amid Weather Impacted Housing Data, Interest Rate Forecasts
TSX heads higher ahead of U.S. data--TORONTO - The Toronto stock market closed modestly higher Tuesday as a rally in copper prices pushed mining stocks higher while traders looked at the latest assessment of when interest rates might rise and by how...
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 Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (14,299.49 up 20.94 points):B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Up eight...
New Brunswick Sells Government Plane to Air Ambulance Service in Alberta
New Brunswick sells plane to Alberta--FREDERICTON - The New Brunswick government has sold its plane to an air ambulance service in Alberta for $2.8 million, about $1.7 million less than what the province paid for it six years ago.Can-West Corporate Air...
Nova Scotia Premier Won't Tip His Hand as Strike Clock Ticks Down for Nurses
Premier won't tip his hand in nurses talks--HALIFAX - Premier Stephen McNeil wouldn't tip his hand Tuesday on the Nova Scotia government's plans as a strike looms by nurses working for the province's largest health authority, but he urged both sides...
Odds of Getting a Lost Cellphone Returned? Not Much Better Than 50/50: Study
Odds of getting a lost cellphone back? Near 50/50--TORONTO - The odds of having a lost cellphone returned are just a little better than 50/50, while the chances of it being probed by its finder are close to 100 per cent, according to the results of an...
Potential Leadership Contender Says Candidates Will Need $1M to Run a Campaign
Tory senator mulling Alberta leadership run--CALGARY - A potential contender in Alberta's Progressive Conservative leadership race says a $50,000 non-refundable deposit will ensure that only serious candidates come forward.Conservative Sen. Scott Tannas...
Private Clinics Misleading and Overcharging Patients: Public Health Advocates
Private clinics overcharge patients: critics--TORONTO - Many private clinics in Ontario are misleading patients and billing them for medically unnecessary services, public health advocates charged Tuesday.A "significant" number of clinics contacted by...
QMJHL Roundup: Mantha Scores Winner as Foreurs Take Game 3 against Titan
QMJHL Roundup: Foreurs edge Titan 3-2 in OT--BATHURST, N.B. - Anthony Mantha set up two goals and then scored the winner as the Val-d'Or Foreurs edged the host Acadie-Bathurst Titan 3-2 in overtime on Tuesday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League playoff...
Resolute Plane Crash Result of Human, Technical Mistakes: Transportation Board
Resolute plane crash had complex cause--"Blair, I don't like this."Those were the last words First Air co-pilot David Hare spoke to pilot Blair Rutherford. Five seconds later, both were dead, along with 10 others on the airplaneA Transportation Safety...
Second-Period Goals by Abbott, McKegg Lift Marlies to 3-1 Victory over Rochester
Marlies rally to beat Americans 3-1--TORONTO - With Drew MacIntyre on emergency recall with the Maple Leafs, the opportunity opened for Garret Sparks to showcase his game.The 20-year-old native of Elmhurst, Illinois has done just that posting a 3-0-0...
Striking Truckers at Vancouver Port Call on Transport Minister to Negotiate
Truckers call on Raitt to negotiate--VANCOUVER - Striking truckers at Vancouver's port and the federal government each appear unwilling to budge, with Transport Minister Lisa Raitt continuing to point to a recent proposal as the best way to resolve the...
Struggling Canadian Museum of History Sets Low Bar for Public Donations
History museum aiming low for donations--OTTAWA - Canada's largest, most-visited museum is relaunching a fundraising campaign to capitalize on historic anniversaries over the next few years.But the Canadian Museum of History has set the bar very low...
Student Loan Data on Half a Million People Was Left Unsecured: Watchdog
Student loan data left unsecured: watchdog--OTTAWA - A portable hard drive containing personal information on more than half a million people who took out student loans was left unsecured for extended periods and lacked password protection and encryption,...
'The Wolf of Wall Street' among DVD Releases for March 23-29
'The Wolf of Wall Street' among new DVDs--A look at some DVDs scheduled to be released in the weeks ahead.For the week of March 23-29Alpha And Omega: The Great Wolf GamesAngels in StardustThe AppearingAvengers Confidential: Black Widow & PunisherBeneathThe...
Timeline: Ukraine Political Developments since Independence in 1991
Timeline: Ukraine political developments since 1991--Ukraine declared its independence from the Soviet Union on Aug. 24, 1991, by stating it would no longer follow Soviet law and it formalized the break Dec. 1 through a countrywide referendum in which...
TMX Group to Launch Private Markets Business for Startups, Entrepreneurs
TMX Group to launch private markets business--TORONTO - The operator of the country's largest stock exchange is expanding into the private sector with a new business aimed at helping Canadian startups raise money, and eventually go public.The idea of...
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 News Advisory for Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Top News Advisory--Tuesday, March 25, 2014 3 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....
Toronto FC Groundskeeper Battles Mother Nature as He Tries to Prepare Turf
TFC groundskeeper battling Mother Nature--TORONTO - The raggedy pitch at BMO Field for Saturday's Toronto FC home opener drew criticism from all quarters."As bad as I've ever seen in the MLS," said D.C. United coach Ben Olsen.For Robert Heggie, it was...
Toronto FC Manager Suspects Brazilian Midfielder Jackson May Face Suspension
Toronto FC suspects Jackson may get ban--TORONTO - Toronto FC manager Ryan Nelsen fears Brazilian midfielder Jackson could face a ban for an off-the-ball incident on the weekend."They're looking into it and we'll probably hear pretty soon," Nelsen said...
Veteran Canadian Rowing Coxswain Brian Price Announces Retirement
Veteran rowing coxswain Price retires--TORONTO - Veteran rowing coxswain Brian Price, who paced the Canadian men's eight to a gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, announced his retirement Tuesday.A three-time Olympian and world champion, the 38-year-old...
Winnipeg Pet Store Animals Die after Shop Goes 32 Days without Water
Pet store animals die after pipes freeze--WINNIPEG - The president of the Winnipeg Humane Society says it's not the city's fault animals died in a pet store after going 32 days without water due to frozen pipes.Bill McDonald says pet owners, pet store...
Wynne Shuffles Cabinet after Minister Resigns, Elevates Two Backbenchers
Wynne shuffles cabinet after minister resigns--TORONTO - Premier Kathleen Wynne tinkered with her cabinet Tuesday following the resignation of one of her ministers, elevating two backbenchers from northern Ontario and the Toronto area ahead of a possible...
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