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2014 World Mixed Curling Championship Glance
2014 World Mixed Curling Championship Glance--DUMFRIES, United Kingdom - Round robin standings and results Monday after draw 24 from the 2014 world mixed curling championship, from April 24-30 at Dumfires, Scotland (all times Eastern):Group AGroup BGroup...
2014 World Senior Curling Championships Glance
2104 World Senior Curling Championships Glance--DUMFRIES, United Kingdom - Round robin standings and results Monday after draw 22 from the 2014 world men's and women's seniors curling championship, from April 24-30 at Dumfires, Scotland (all times Eastern):MENGroup...
Alberta and Its Government Employees Reach Contract Deal
Alberta, government employees reach contract deal--EDMONTON - The Alberta government reached a new contract agreement with its largest public sector union Monday following months of bitter negotiations and court challenges."This has undoubtedly been...
American Hockey League Playoff Glance
American Hockey League Playoff Glance--AHL PlayoffsAll Times EasternFIRST ROUNDConference Quarter-finals(Best-of-5)EASTERN CONFERENCEManchester (1) vs. Norfolk (8)(Series tied 1-1)Saturday's resultNorfolk 3 Manchester 2Friday's resultManchester 2 Norfolk...
Auditor Calls OLG's Modernization Plan Too Ambitious, Predicts Gaming Job Losses
Auditor blasts OLG's modernization plan--TORONTO - Ontario's Lottery and Gaming Corp. failed to adequately consult municipalities before promising to increase revenues by building new casinos that it turned out cities don't want, auditor general Bonnie...
Barrick Gold and Newmont Mining Blame Each Other for Failed Merger Talks
Barrick and Newmont blame each other--TORONTO - Newmont Mining Corp. and Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX) blamed each other Monday for the collapse of merger talks that could have combined two of the world's largest gold producers.Newmont released a letter...
Basketball Big at BLG Awards with Colley, Scrubb Named Top CIS Athletes
Colley and Scrubb named BLG Award winners--CALGARY - Basketball players swept the Canadian university sport awards in keeping with the buzz the sport is creating in Canada.Justine Colley of Saint Mary's University and Carleton's Philip Scrubb were named...
B.C. Children's Watchdog Calls for Extra Help for Foster Kids Past Age 19
Watchdog urges help for foster kids past 19--VANCOUVER - Brittany Palmer finished high school living on her own in an apartment paid for by the British Columbia Ministry for Children and Families and worked part-time to pay for anything over and above...
B.C. Minister Says Youth Custody Centre in Victoria Closing Due to Low Numbers
B.C. closing youth custody centre in Victoria--VICTORIA - B.C.'s children's minister has announced the closure of a youth custody centre in Victoria, saying declining numbers mean it's not feasible to continue operating the facility.Stephanie Cadieux...
B.C. Woman Miraculously Survives Capsizing That Claimed Male Boater
Woman survives capsizing that claimed partner--VANCOUVER - A woman wearing nothing more than a life-jacket and the warm clothing she planned to go fishing with survived for six hours in the frigid waters of the Georgia Strait off British Columbia's coast,...
Brother of Slain Homeless Man Hopes First-Degree Murder Case Moves Swiftly
Slain homeless man case adjourned to May 26--KENTVILLE, N.S. - The brother of a homeless man whose death touched a nerve in a small Nova Scotia town says he hopes the case of two young men accused of murder moves swiftly through the courts.Ron Lawrence...
Bruins Forward Milan Lucic Thrives as a Playoff Villain
Bruins' Lucic thrives as playoff villain--According to fans at Joe Louis Arena, "Lucic sucks."The chants rained down from the sellout crowd during Game 4 last week, animosity built up after Milan Lucic speared Detroit Red Wings defenceman Danny DeKeyser...
Budget Online Consultations Ask Feds to Dump Economic Action Plan Ads
Online consultations pan action-plan ads--OTTAWA - Canadians who offered advice online in the runup to the 2014 federal budget had a consistent message for the Conservative government: dump those Economic Action Plan ads.A so-called e-consultation organized...
Business News as of 5 P.M. ET
Business News as of 5 p.m. ET--MONDAY, APRIL 28, 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. Entries...
Calgary Flames Hire Brad Treliving from Coyotes as New General Manager
Flames hire Treliving as general manager--CALGARY - After seven years of learning the ropes in Phoenix, Brad Treliving says he's ready to return home and take the reins of an NHL team in a hockey-mad market.The Flames announced Monday that Treliving,...
Canada Issues First Ever 50-Year Bond; Sells $1.5 Billion in Initial Offering
Canada sells 50-year bonds for first time--OTTAWA - The Government of Canada says it has gone ahead and sold 50-year bonds for the first time ever.The Department of Finance said it has successfully issued $1.5 billion in the ultra-long sector with a...
Canada Once Again Steps Up Sanctions against Russia over Ukraine Crisis
Ottawa slaps Russia with new sanctions--OTTAWA - Canada is following the United States in once again stepping up the pressure on Moscow over the crisis in Ukraine.Two Russian companies and nine individuals, including two billionaire friends of President...
Canadian Dollar Up Ahead of Heavy Slate of Economic Data; Commodities Mixed
Loonie closed higher ahead of economic data--TORONTO - The Canadian dollar closed higher Monday ahead of a variety of economic data that could affect the currency's performance.The loonie rose 0.09 of a cent to 90.7 cents US.It's a big week for economic...
Conservatives Say Ontario Liberal Government Used 'Fake' Deficit Figure
PCs say Liberals used 'fake' deficit numbers--TORONTO - Ontario's Progressive Conservatives released cabinet documents Monday that they said show the Liberals misled the public for years with "fake" figures on the size of the province's deficit, a statement...
Conservatives Set Three-Day Deadline to Vote on Almost 300 Election Bill Changes
Almost 300 changes proposed for election bill--OTTAWA - A parliamentary committee has been given three days to debate and vote on nearly 300 amendments to a controversial overhaul of Canada's elections law -- a tight time frame the Opposition NDP is...
Court Urged to End Disciplinary Hearing in Nude Judge Case on Bias Grounds
Nude judge urges court to end discipline hearing--TORONTO - The senior Manitoba judge whose husband posted nude photographs of her on the Internet is asking the courts to order an end to an inquiry into her conduct on the grounds she cannot get a fair...
Deputy Premier, Finance Minister Krawetz to Retire after Two Decades in Politics
Finance Minister Ken Krawetz to retire--REGINA - Long-serving deputy premier and Finance Minister Ken Krawetz wiped a tear from his eye Monday after announcing that he won't run again in the next Saskatchewan election.Krawetz, whose voice often boomed...
Designer Zac Posen Seeks to Translate Stylish Influence into Female Empowerment
Posen seeks to use platform to elevate women--TORONTO - When Zac Posen came to Canada about a decade ago as a relative fashion newcomer, the New Yorker was taken aback by the love he received from his northern neigbours."I was so overwhelmed because...
Dissident Sherritt Shareholders Want to Oust Chief Executive David Pathe
Sherritt dissidents want to oust CEO--HALIFAX - A dissident group of shareholders seeking three seats on the Sherritt International board of directors believes chief executive David Pathe needs to be replaced.The dissidents, led by investment firm Clarke...
Dollarama CEO and Founder's Compensation Surged to $3.74 Million in 2013
Dollarama CEO compensation surged in 2013--MONTREAL - Dollarama founder Larry Rossy's compensation surged 125 per cent to $3.74 million last year, according to a regulatory filing ahead of the discount retailer's annual meeting in June.The 71-year-old...
Editorial Exchange: Bumbling in the Dark on Temporary Foreign Workers
Editorial Exchange: Bumbling in the dark on temporary foreign workers--An editorial from the Halifax Chronicle-Herald, published April 28:The Harper government is taking a shellacking from almost everyone for its mismanagement of the ballooning temporary...
Editorial Exchange: Court Ruling Shrinks Senate Options
Editorial Exchange: Court ruling shrinks Senate options--An editorial from the Halifax Chronicle-Herald, published April 25:On Friday, the Supreme Court of Canada basically slammed the door on Prime Minister Stephen Harper's attempts to reform the Senate...
Editorial Exchange: CPP Hike a Better Fix for Retirees
Editorial Exchange: CPP hike a better fix for retirees--An editorial from the Winnipeg Free Press, published April 28:The Harper government has asked the country to take an interest in target-benefit pension plans as a solution to the retirement-saving...
Editorial Exchange: Curb Canada's Influx of Foreign Guest Workers
Editorial Exchange: Curb Canada's influx of foreign guest workers--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published April 28:With abuses of Canada's temporary foreign worker popping up across the country, Employment Minister Jason Kenney conducting an ever-widening...
Editorial Exchange: Misplaced Euphoria over Canada's Middle-Class Supremacy
Editorial Exchange: Misplaced euphoria over Canada's middle-class supremacy--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published April 25:The Tories chortled, the Liberals and New Democrats choked and economists waved red flags following a front-page report...
Editorial Exchange: Senate Reforms Possible
Editorial Exchange: Senate reforms possible--An editorial from the Winnipeg Free Press, published April 26:The Supreme Court of Canada has ended Prime Minister Stephen Harper's hope for an easy fix to the beleaguered Senate. And since there is no stomach...
Editorial Exchange: Supreme Court Got It Right on Senate Ruling
Editorial Exchange: Supreme Court got it right on Senate ruling--An editorial from the Charlottetown Guardian, published April 28:The Supreme Court of Canada has done the proper thing in rejecting plans by the federal government to unilaterally make...
Editorial Exchange: Supreme Court Rightly Rejects Stephen Harper's Proposals for Senate Change
Editorial Exchange: Supreme Court rightly rejects Stephen Harper's proposals for Senate change--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published April 25:"Confederation is a compact (that) should not be lightly altered."One of Canada's great prime ministers,...
Editorial Exchange: We're Stuck with the Senate
Editorial Exchange: We're stuck with the Senate--An editorial from the Hamilton Spectator, published April 28:The Supreme Court of Canada's ruling on the question of reforming or abolishing the Senate should be required reading. Not only does it clearly...
Editorial Exchange: What Would Jesus Do?
Editorial Exchange: What would Jesus do?--An editorial from the Prince George Citizen, published April 25:Like many religious institutions, Trinity Western University is finding out the hard way that secular views have trumped Christian values in modern-day...
Elections Bill Illustrates Harper's Vindictiveness, Pragmatism, Flanagan Says
Elections bill typical of Harper: Flanagan--OTTAWA - The federal government's controversial proposed overhaul of election laws illustrates the ruthless, vindictive and hyper-partisan side of Prime Minister Stephen Harper's character, a former chief of...
Entertainment News as of 5 P.M. Monday, April 28
Entertainment News Advisory--Monday, April 28, 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....
Eric Chong Defeats Marida Mohammed to Become Canada's First MasterChef
Eric Chong 1st winner of 'MasterChef Canada'--TORONTO - Eric Chong says it is "really, really satisfying" to become Canada's first MasterChef.The chemical engineer from Oakville, Ont., nailed the title along with $100,000 in a sizzling finale Monday...
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 Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday for Alberta issued by Environment Canada at 15:30 mdt Monday 28 April 2014.City of...
Extended Weather Forecast for the Maritimes Issued by Environment Canada
Extended weather forecast for the Maritimes issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday for the Maritimes and Iles de la Madeleine issued by Environment Canada at 05:00 adt Monday 28 April 2014.Halifax...
Extended Weather for Ontario Issued by Environment Canada
Extended weather for Ontario issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday for Ontario issued by Environment Canada at 05:00 edt Monday 28 April 2014.City of Toronto: Wednesday, periods of rain....
Extended Weather for Ontario Issued by Environment Canada
Extended weather for Ontario issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday for Ontario issued by Environment Canada at 15:30 edt Monday 28 April 2014.City of Toronto: Wednesday, periods of rain....
Extended Weather for Saskatchewan Issued by Environment Canada
Extended weather for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada at 04:30 cst Monday 28 April 2014.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 Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada at 15:30 cst Monday 28 April 2014.City of Regina, Fort Qu'Appelle -...
First Nations Leaders Call on Conservatives to Scrap Aboriginal Education Bill
First Nations leaders reject education bill--OTTAWA - The national chief of the Assembly of First Nations finds himself in the difficult spot of supporting a Harper government bill that one of his chief political rivals described Monday as an affront...
First Nations, Town Prepare for Flooding in Western Manitoba
Flooding tension high in western Manitoba--WINNIPEG - Crews will undertake a small, controlled breach of a faltering embankment in western Manitoba in hopes of preventing a collapse that could send water rushing to downstream communities.Manitoba Infrastructure...
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 Monday 28 April 2014.City of Calgary: Today, sunny. High 16. UV index 5 or moderate.Okotoks - High River...
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 Monday 28 April 2014.City of Winnipeg: Today, periods of rain. Amount 5 to 10 mm. Wind east 40 km-h gusting to 60. High 7. Tonight, rain...
Forecast for Newfoundland and Labrador Issued by Environment Canada
Forecast for Newfoundland and Labrador issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday for Labrador issued by Environment Canada at 16:00 ndt Monday 28 April 2014.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 Monday 28 April 2014.City of Thunder Bay: Today, cloudy. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud this afternoon....
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 Monday 28 April 2014.City of Toronto: Today, increasing cloudiness late this afternoon. Wind becoming east 30 km-h gusting to 50 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 edt Monday 28 April 2014.City of Toronto: Today, periods of rain. Amount 15 to 25 mm. Wind east 30 km-h. High 9.Windsor - Leamington - Essex...
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 Monday 28 April 2014.City of Regina: Today, periods of rain. High plus 3. Tonight, periods of rain mixed with snow. Low 0. Tuesday,...
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 Monday 28 April 2014.City of Regina: Today, wet snow ending in the morning then cloudy. Fog patches in the morning. Wind becoming...
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 Monday 28 April 2014.Halifax Metro and Halifax County West, Halifax County - east of Porters Lake, Lunenburg County, Guysborough...
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 Monday 28 April 2014.Halifax Metro and Halifax County West, Halifax County - east of Porters Lake, Lunenburg County, Guysborough...
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 Monday 28 April 2014.City of Thunder Bay: Today, cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers late in...
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 Monday 28 April 2014.City of Calgary: Today, cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Wind northwest...
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 Monday...
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 Monday 28 April 2014.Whitehorse: Today, a mix of sun and cloud. Wind south...
George Takei Shows Relationship with Husband in New Doc 'To Be Takei'
Star Trek's Takei gets personal in new doc--TORONTO - George Takei is already a celebrated actor and activist. But he wants to reach more even more people.The 77-year-old first became famous for playing helmsman Lt. Hikaru Sulu on the original Star Trek...
Ghost Stories, Unsolved Mysteries in the Spotlight at Doors Open Toronto
Toronto festival explores city's mysteries--TORONTO - The boxy modern building just off Toronto's Bloor Street seems like one of the last places anyone would go looking for ghosts.Yet for decades, people have reported seeing the spectre of a seven-year-old...
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 5 P.M. ET Monday, April 28
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory--Monday, April 28, 20145 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...
Jason Kenney on Hot Seat as Controversy Rages over Temporary Foreign Workers
Kenney on hot seat over foreign workers--OTTAWA - In the midst of a fresh eruption of abuse allegations surrounding the government's troubled temporary foreign worker program, Jason Kenney's reputation as a capable task-master taking a beating.The employment...
Lawyer for Serial Killer Says Confusing Evidence Should Overturn Convictions
Confusing evidence in convictions: lawyer--VANCOUVER - Jury members whose verdict labelled a government-sponsored refugee a serial killer were overwhelmed by complex evidence, a defence lawyer told the British Columbia Appeal Court Monday as he sought...
Man Charged in Crashed That Killed Three in Beaumont, Alta., Pleads Not Guilty
Not guilty pleas entered in Beaumont crash--WETASKIWIN, Alta. - More than two years after a deadly collision in Beaumont, Alta., took the lives of three young men, the man charged in the case has pleaded not guilty to all nine charges.Johnathan Pratt's...
Miners, Tech Stocks Combine to Push TSX Lower; Barrick/Newmont Merger Talks End
Miners, techs push Toronto stock market lower--TORONTO - Declines in the tech sector and weakness in the mining sector left the Toronto stock market little changed at the end of a volatile session Monday.The S&P/TSX composite index gave up early...
Miriam Toews Sees 'Rewarding' Response to Personal Novel, 'All My Puny Sorrows'
Toews says response to novel is 'rewarding'--TORONTO - Miriam Toews says she's "grateful" for the response to her heartbreaking novel, "All My Puny Sorrows," which mirrors the author's relationship with her older sister and father -- both of whom committed...
Montreal Transit Commission Takes Delivery of First of Its New Subway Cars
Montreal takes delivery of first new subway car--MONTREAL - The Montreal transit commission has taken delivery of the first of its new subway cars, with authorities unsure whether they will be more energy-efficient than the current models. Additional...
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 Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (14,530.91 down 2.66 points):Fortis Inc. (TSX:FTS.IR). Utilities. Unchanged...
Of Mice and Men: Lab Rodents React Differently to Male Researchers Than Female
Lab mice react differently to male researchers--TORONTO - It turns out the best-laid research plans involving mice and men have a bit of a wrinkle -- the lab rodents appear to react differently to male scientists during experiments than they do to females.And...
Oilsands Giant Suncor Sees Profits Soar on Improved Market Access for Crude
Suncor profits soar on improved market access--CALGARY - Oilsands giant Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX:SU) has posted record operating earnings as it was able to get more of its crude to market by pipeline and rail.The Calgary-based company says operating earnings...
Ontario Judge Orders Lev Tahor Infant Released to Mother from Foster Care
Lev Tahor child released from foster care--CHATHAM, Ont. - An Ontario judge has ordered an infant with an ultra-orthodox Jewish sect to be released from foster care and placed in the care of the baby's 17-year-old mother.Justice Paul Kowalyshyn ordered...
Ontario Pledges $1B for Ring of Fire, Urges Ottawa to Match Funds
Ontario pledges $1B for Ring of Fire--THUNDER BAY, Ont. - Ontario's governing Liberals say they're willing to put up $1 billion to develop an all-season transportation corridor to the Ring of Fire if the federal Conservatives match the funds.Ottawa must...
Ottawa Well under Way to Balanced Budget, but Restraint Saps Growth, Jobs: PBO
Ottawa restraint sapping growth, jobs: PBO--OTTAWA - The federal government may be able to finally eliminate the deficit as early as this current fiscal year, but the achievement will have come at some cost to economic growth and jobs, the country's...
Paris Police Boss Wants Officers Implicated in Canadian's Alleged Rape off Force
Police investigated in Canadian's alleged rape--PARIS - The director of the Paris police service says he wants the officers implicated in the alleged rape of a Canadian woman out of his department.Bernard Petit's remarks Monday to French radio station...
Plans Finalized for May 9 Commemoration of Canada's 12-Year Afghan Mission
May 9 Afghan commemoration plans finalized--OTTAWA - Veterans of Canada's war in Afghanistan will be feted May 9 in an elaborate display of thundering guns and helicopters that will be tightly focused on Parliament Hill, but muted elsewhere in the country.The...
Poor Training Led to Accident That Seriously Hurt Edmonton Rail Workers: TSB
Poor training blamed for railway accident--EDMONTON - The Transportation Safety Board says inadequate training led to an accident that seriously injured rail track maintenance workers in Edmonton.The three men were struck from behind by a Canadian National...
Precision Drilling Bumps Up Capital Spending on Strong Customer Demand
Precision Drilling raises capital budget--CALGARY - Precision Drilling Corp. is bumping up this year's capital spending by nearly a third in response to strong customer demand for its high-tech drilling equipment.The Calgary-based oil and gas service...
Prehistoric Hunting Structures Found under Lake Huron
Hunting structures found under Lake Huron--Archaeologists have discovered sophisticated prehistoric stone walls deep beneath the surface of Lake Huron that give the clearest portrait yet of the mysterious people who lived in the Great Lakes region at...
Quebec Mining Industry Urging Provincial Government to Help Restore Stability
Quebec mining companies seek government help--MONTREAL - The province's mining community is urging Quebec's new Liberal government to help restore some stability in the industry.Investor confidence was tarnished by numerous political skirmishes that...
Quebecor CEO to Retire for Health Reasons, Succeeded by Another Senior Executive
Quebecor says CEO retiring for health reasons--MONTREAL - Quebecor Inc. (TSX:QBR.B) is undergoing its second leadership change in little more than a year, with the announcement that its president and chief executive is retiring.Robert Depatie, who was...
Saskatoon Man Accused of Killing Wife Knew She Was unfaithful:Crown
Murder trial hears victim unhappy in marriage--SASKATOON - Dorothy Woods was deeply unhappy in her marriage and told her husband their marriage was over on the last day she was seen, contends the Crown prosecutor at a Saskatoon murder trial.Michael Segu...
Saskatoon Police Chief Calls for Stronger Knife Laws after High-Profile Cases
Police chief wants stronger knife laws--SASKATOON - Saskatoon's police chief is renewing his call for stronger knife laws after officers were called out on the weekend to deal with a suspect wielding a blade.Clive Weighill (WAY'-hill) says several recent...
Sean Lennon Not Running from Comparisons to Legendary Father John
Sean Lennon embracing parallels to father--TORONTO - In the press materials for his latest project, a bearded Sean Lennon stands glowering behind circular wire-frame glasses, his scraggly long hair -- pressed under a wide-brimmed, pointy black hat --...
'Secret Language of Doctors' Reveals Slang Hospital Staff Use for Patients
Book reveals how doctors really talk--TORONTO - For anyone who's been a patient or a family member attending a loved one in hospital, the expectation -- or at least the hope -- is that doctors, nurses and other care providers are empathetic to what ails...
Senate, Election Bill to Dominate as Parliament Resumes after Easter Break
Parliament resumes after 2-week break--OTTAWA - Members of Parliament are back to work in Ottawa today after a two-week break, and it's going to be a fast-paced return with Senate and electoral reform both on the hot topics list.The Senate will be front...
Special-Needs Students Sometimes Asked to Stay Home: Report
Report looks at Ont. special-needs education--TORONTO - A new study shows nearly half of Ontario's elementary school and roughly 40 per cent of high school principals have recommended students with special education needs not attend school the full day.The...
Subban Ready to Take the Heat in Boston, Predicts a Long, Tough Series
Subban predicts long, hard series with Bruins--BROSSARD, Que. - Everything is magnified when the Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins meet in the playoffs, and that's how P.K. Subban likes it.The flashy Canadiens defenceman is sure to be a target for...
Tembec Trims Net Loss to $28 Million on Lower Revenues in Second Quarter
Tembec trims Q2 loss to $28 million--MONTREAL - Tembec missed expectations even though the forest products company trimmed its fiscal second-quarter net loss to $28 million despite lower revenues.The Montreal-based producer of paper, pulp and lumber...
The Canadian Press among Michener Nominees for Meritorious Public Service Journalism
The Canadian Press among Michener nominees--OTTAWA - The Canadian Press is among six finalists for the 2013 Michener Award for meritorious public service journalism.The other finalists announced Monday by the Michener Awards Foundation are CTV News,...
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Monday, April 28
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Monday, April 28--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for April 28 as of 3:00 a.m. ET: x-denotes wire, y-denotes picture, z-denotes graphics coverage. Copy from other events based on merit and availability....
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Tuesday, April 29
The Canadian Press News Agenda for April 29--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Tuesday, April 29 as of 9 p.m: x-denotes wire, y-denotes picture, z-denotes graphics coverage. Copy from other events based on merit and availability. All times...
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...
Toronto Coach Dwane Casey Says Raptors Are Growing from Playoff Experience
Raptors growing from playoff experience--TORONTO - Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey used words like "growing," "adjusting" and "learning" frequently throughout a 30-minute conference call with reporters Monday.His young team is soaking up the NBA...
Toronto International Summit to Keep Focus on Child, Maternal Health: Harper
Child, maternal health a priority for Canada--TORONTO - An upcoming Toronto conference on child and maternal health in developing countries, that will bring together international leaders, experts and philanthropists, will help keep the world focused...
University Tries to End Discrimination Case over Women's Hockey Funding
University wants to end women's hockey case--FREDERICTON - A discrimination complaint over a decision by the University of New Brunswick to downgrade its women hockey team from varsity status to a non-funded club should not proceed because the complainant...
Valeant Could Be Pushed to Boost Allergan Price by Up to 40 per Cent: Analyst
Valeant could boost Allergan price: analyst--MONTREAL - Valeant Pharmaceuticals International could be pushed to increase the cash component of its bid for Botox maker Allergan by up to 40 per cent, an industry analyst said Monday.Alex Arfaei of BMO...
Vancouver Is Freed from Olympic-Sized Debt after Last of Village Sold Off
City sells last of its Olympic Village debt--VANCOUVER - The race to pay down the $630-million debt on Vancouver's Olympic Village has earned the city a gold medal, boasts Mayor Gregor Robertson, but critics aren't applauding.Officials announced Monday...
WHO Scientists Head to Saudi Arabia to Help with Growing MERS Outbreak
WHO mission heads to Saudi Arabia for MERS--TORONTO - Scientists from the World Health Organization are travelling to Saudi Arabia to help investigate this month's large increase in cases of MERS -- Middle East respiratory syndrome.A spokesperson for...
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