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Articles from April 29, 2014

Alberta NDP Leader Brian Mason Stepping Down
Alberta NDP Leader Brian Mason stepping down--EDMONTON - Alberta NDP Leader Brian Mason has announced he is stepping down so a fresh face can use a window of opportunity to capture progressive voters."The party is ready for prime time and I just think...
B.C. Chief Says Would-Be Alberta Premier Jim Prentice Understands Oil Opposition
B.C. chief says Prentice gets oil opposition--OTTAWA - Former federal environment minister Jim Prentice hasn't yet formally announced his intention to seek Alberta's premiership, but he's already attracted a backhanded endorsement from a tough oil and...
B.C. Gang Leader Had Own Motive to Kill Target in Mass Killing: Defence
B.C. gang leader had murder motive: lawyer--VANCOUVER - A former gang leader testifying about his involvement in a mass killing near Vancouver that left six dead, including two innocent bystanders, had his own motive to murder the intended target despite...
B.C. Refocuses Education, Skills Training in Plan to Fill 1-Million Jobs
B.C. government unveils school-to-jobs plan--VICTORIA - Poets are still welcome in British Columbia's plan to re-tool the education system from Kindergarten to post-secondary institutions, but more welders would be nice, Education Minister Peter Fassbender...
Bombers Focusing on Filling Hole at Centre on Offensive Line in CFL Draft
Bombers looking for centre in CFL draft--WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are taking a serious look this week at two of their top contenders for the first round of next month's CFL draft -- a pair of offensive linemen who, they hope, are capable...
'Book of Negroes' Tells Little-Known Tale of Black Loyalists in Nova Scotia
'Book of Negroes' films in Nova Scotia--HALIFAX - Filmmaker Clement Virgo wasn't sure what to make of "The Book of Negroes" when he first came across Lawrence Hill's 2007 bestseller.Virgo, the African-Canadian director of "Poor Boy's Game," was thrown...
Bruins' Hamilton More Comfortable, Composed and Consistent in These Playoffs
Bruins' Hamilton more comfortable, composed--While Dougie Hamilton was in the midst of playing 17 straight games to finish the regular season, the Boston Bruins defenceman couldn't help but think back to last year."I was kind of in and out at this time,"...
Business News as of 5 P.M. ET
Business News as of 5 p.m. ET--TUESDAY, APRIL 29, 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....
Cameco Q1 Profit Up from Year ago;CRA Steps Up Reassessment Related to Tax Case
Cameco profit up; tax payments accelerated--SASKATOON - Uranium miner Cameco (TSX:CCO) said Tuesday it expects payments to the Canada Revenue Agency, in its fight over the use of an offshore subsidiary, to accelerate.Chief financial officer Grant Isaac...
Canada Dumps Longtime Partner to Lead Selection of Ukraine Election Observers
Canada dumps longtime Ukraine monitor group--OTTAWA - The Harper government has hired two agencies with relatively little experience in elections monitoring to organize hundreds of Canadian observers for next month's Ukrainian presidential vote.The government...
Canada Losing Foreign Market Share, Missing out on about $40B in Exports: Poloz
Canada missing out on $40B in exports: Poloz--OTTAWA - Canada is missing out on about $40 billion in export sales and could continue to do so for years to come as uncompetitive producers continue to lose market share, Bank of Canada governor Stephen...
Canadian Aid Group Accused of Helping Hamas Branded as 'Terrorist'
Canadian aid group branded as terrorist--TORONTO - A Canadian organization that provided humanitarian aid to Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza has been formally branded a terrorist group before the start of a court battle over the revocation of...
Canadian Dollar Up Sharply: Risk Aversion Fades, Traders Look to Slate of Data
Loonie rises as risk aversion fades--TORONTO - The Canadian dollar closed higher Tuesday ahead of a slate of economic data coming out over the next few days and remarks from the top two officials at the Bank of Canada.The loonie closed up 0.62 of a cent...
Canadian Earnings Declared Tuesday: TransAlta Corp., Cameco, MDC Partners
Canadian earnings declared Tuesday: TransAlta--TORONTO - Canadian earnings declared Tuesday:A&W Revenue Royalties Income Fund (TSX:AW.UN): First-quarter ended March 23, 2014, $2.4 million, 23.4 cents per unit; 2013, $3.9 million, 23.4 cents per unit....
Canadian Wife of Man Detained in Egypt Pleads with Ottawa for Help
Wife of man detained in Egypt pleads for help--OTTAWA - A Canadian woman is pleading for federal help to convince Egypt to release her husband from captivity in a Cairo jail.Sarah Attia says the health of her husband, Khaled Al-Qazzaz, is deteriorating.Attia...
Canadiens at Least Want "Momentum" from Struggling Power Play vs Bruins
Habs look for power play "momentum"--MONTREAL - The Montreal Canadiens are wondering where their power play has gone.What used to be their best weapon has mostly been firing blanks for the last month or so.And while they didn't need it much to sweep...
Carcass of Blue Whale Rotting along Shoreline of Western Newfoundland Town
Blue whale carcass rots in Newfoundland town--TROUT RIVER, N.L. - The 60-tonne carcass of a blue whale is rotting along the shoreline of a western Newfoundland town, triggering concerns from the community it could burst.Emily Butler, the town clerk in...
Caroll Spinney Plans to Be Big Bird for at Least Another Five Years
Big Bird puppeteer wants to hit 50-year mark--TORONTO - Forty-five years into his tenure as Big Bird on "Sesame Street," Caroll Spinney doesn't plan to leave the nest just yet."I want to do at least 50 years, perhaps longer, if I can," the 80-year-old...
Charged Engineer Wants Parts of Mall-Collapse Judicial Report Kept Secret
Engineer wants mall report kept secret--TORONTO - The discredited engineer charged in the collapse of a northern Ontario mall is asking for a judicial inquiry into the disaster to keep secret some of its report, expected in October, until the criminal...
Edmonton Man Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter in Death of Emaciated Twin
Guilty plea in death of emaciated twin--EDMONTON - The two-year-old twin girls were the size of six-month-old babies.When paramedics were called to the Edmonton townhouse in 2012, court heard, they were looking for a sick toddler and became confused...
Entertainment News as of 5 P.M. Tuesday, April 29
Entertainment News Advisory--Tuesday, April 29, 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....
Essilor Eyes Developing Markets with $430M Purchase of Clearly Contacts
France's Essilor eyes emerging markets--Essilor International is eyeing a rapid expansion into developing markets over the next few years and the recently approved $430-million friendly takeover of Canada's Coastal.com will help it reach that objective,...
'Everything Almost' by Jann Arden Releases for the Week of April 29
'Everything Almost' among new CDs--Here's a list of some new CD releases for the week of April 29:Damon Albarn _ "Everyday Robots"Jann Arden _ "Everything Almost"Nat Baldwin _ "In the Hollows"Emilie-Claire Barlow _ "Live in Tokyo"Olga Bell _ "Krai"Brian...
Ex-Federal Minister Jim Prentice Has Team for Alberta Tory Leadership: Source
Jim Prentice has team for Alberta Tory leadership--CALGARY - Jim Prentice is forming a team for a bid to become Alberta's next premier, a move one observer says is an "earthquake" for the province's politics.A source working with Prentice confirmed the...
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 29 April 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 29 April 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 29 April 2014.Halifax...
Extended Weather for Ontario Issued by Environment Canada
Extended weather for Ontario issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday for Ontario issued by Environment Canada at 05:00 edt Tuesday 29 April 2014.City of Toronto: Thursday, cloudy with 40 percent...
Extended Weather for Ontario Issued by Environment Canada
Extended weather for Ontario issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday for Ontario issued by Environment Canada at 15:30 edt Tuesday 29 April 2014.City of Toronto: Thursday, cloudy with 40 percent...
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 29 April 2014.City of Regina, Fort Qu'Appelle - Indian...
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 29 April 2014.City of Regina, Fort Qu'Appelle - Indian...
F-35 Maintenance Costs Could Double over the Lifetime of Program: Expert
F-35 costs could climb dramatically: expert--OTTAWA - A new report by two think-tanks says the operating costs of Canada's proposed new stealth fighter could be considerably higher than what Harper government is acknowledging -- and perhaps even expecting....
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 29 April 2014.City of Calgary: Today, sunny. Wind becoming south 20 km-h near noon. High 19....
Forecast for Coastal British Columbia Issued by Environment Canada
Forecast for Coastal British Columbia issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for Coastal British Columbia issued by Environment Canada at 16:00 pdt Tuesday 29 April 2014.Metro Vancouver: Today, mainly sunny. High 19 except 24 inland. UV index 6 or high.Greater...
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 29 April 2014.City of Winnipeg: Today, sunny. Wind northeast 30 km-h. High 11. UV index 5 or moderate. Tonight, clear. Increasing...
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 29 April 2014.St. John's - Bonavista Peninsula: Thursday,...
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 Tuesday 29 April 2014.City of Thunder Bay: Today, cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers 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 Tuesday 29 April 2014.City of Toronto: Today, periods of rain. Amount 15 to 25 mm. Wind southeast 40 km-h gusting to 60 becoming east 20...
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 Tuesday 29 April 2014.City of Toronto: Today, periods of rain. High 11.Windsor - Leamington - Essex County: Today, mainly cloudy with 60...
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 Tuesday 29 April 2014.City of Regina: Today, mainly cloudy. Wind north 20 km-h. High 7. UV index 5 or moderate. Tonight, partly...
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 Tuesday 29 April 2014.City of Regina: Today, increasing cloudiness in the morning. Wind north 30 km-h. High 11. UV index 4 or...
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 29 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 Tuesday 29 April 2014.Halifax Metro and Halifax County West, Halifax County - east of Porters Lake, Guysborough County: Today,...
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 29 April 2014.City of Thunder Bay, Superior West: Today, periods of rain. Wind northeast...
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 Tuesday 29 April 2014.City of Calgary: Today, sunny. High 16. UV index 5 or moderate. Tonight, clear....
Forecasts for Coastal British Columbia Issued by Environment Canada
Forecasts for Coastal British Columbia issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for Coastal British Columbia issued by Environment Canada at 11:00 pdt Tuesday 29 April 2014.Metro Vancouver: Today, clearing this afternoon. High 16 except 20 inland. UV...
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 29 April 2014.Whitehorse: Today, mainly cloudy. 30 percent chance...
Goldman Sachs Managing Director Sees Promising Outlook for the Economy
Goldman Sachs executive optimistic on economy--MONTREAL - The managing director of investment banking giant Goldman Sachs says the global economic outlook and the prospect of reaching full employment in the United States by 2016 are encouraging despite...
Government Bombarded Telecom Companies with Requests for Customer Info: Document
Feds ask for private info 1.2M times a year--OTTAWA - The federal government asks Canadian telecom companies for private customer information about 1.2 million times each year, documents released Tuesday by the federal privacy commissioner's office show.It...
Hamilton's Nick Cordero Nominated for Tony Award for 'Bullets over Broadway'
Hamilton actor nominated for Tony Award--TORONTO - Hamilton's Nick Cordero awoke "almost intuitively" Tuesday morning at the moment Tony Awards were being announced, flipped on his TV and saw to his surreal delight that he had been nominated.The tall,...
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 5 P.M. ET Tuesday, April 29
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory--Tuesday, April 29, 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...
HKN-NHL-Playoff-Glance
HKN-NHL-Playoff-Glance--NHL Stanley Cup PlayoffsAll Times EasternFIRST ROUNDDivision SemifinalsEASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic DivisionBoston (1) vs. Detroit (WC)(Boston wins series 4-1)Friday, April 18tDetroit 1 Boston 0Sunday, April 20tBoston 4 Detroit...
Husband of Manitoba Judge Investigated over Nude Photos Dies of Cancer
Husband of troubled Manitoba judge dies--WINNIPEG - A Manitoba lawyer who once testified his own "bizarre sexual behaviour" was to blame for an inquiry into his wife's ability to serve as a judge has died.Jack King's death creates another hurdle for...
Jermain Defoe Says He Is Ready to Play Again for Toronto FC and England
Defoe says he is ready to play again--TORONTO - Striker Jermain Defoe says he is back to 100 per cent and ready to play for Toronto FC -- and England."It's been really frustrating because when you get off to a good start, you just want it to continue...
Keep Autonomous Killing Machines off the Battlefield, Activist Group Urges
Stop killer war machines: activist group--OTTAWA - Canada is being urged to lead a new international effort to ban so-called "killer robots" -- the new generation of deadly high-tech equipment that can select and fire on targets without human help.The...
Ken Hughes Says No Coronation for Jim Prentice in Alberta Tory Leadership Race
Hughes says no coronation for Jim Prentice--EDMONTON - The only declared candidate so far in the Alberta Tory leadership race says there'll be no coronation if former federal cabinet minister Jim Prentice decides to run."I know that that (coronation...
Kenney Still under Pressure over Foreign-Worker Program, NDP Wants Investigation
NDP wants auditor to probe worker program--OTTAWA - The New Democrats want the auditor general to look into the federal government's Temporary Foreign Workers program.NDP Leader Tom Mulcair says his party will introduce a motion in the House of Commons...
'Labor Day' among DVD Releases for April 27-May 3
'Labor Day' among new DVDs--A look at some DVDs scheduled to be released in the weeks ahead.For the week of April 27-May 3Approved for AdoptionBad CountryThe Best OfferBetty Boop: The Essential Collection, Vol. 3 (1932-38)BucksvilleCivil War: The Untold...
Lions QB Travis Lulay Happy with Progress from Off-Season Shoulder Surgery
Travis Lulay feeling good about recovery--SURREY, B.C. - B.C. Lions starting quarterback Travis Lulay's recovery from off-season shoulder surgery appears to be on schedule as he takes part in the team's mini-camp.But with off-season signing Steven Jyles...
Lover of Slain Woman Tells Murder Trial Husband Sent Racist Messages
Murder trial hears from lover of slain woman--SASKATOON - A man who admits to having a brief affair with Dorothy Woods says that a few days after she vanished, he started getting threatening and racist text messages he believes were sent by her husband.Derrick...
Many Unprepared to Cope with Effects of Extreme Weather: RBC Study
Canadians unprepared for extreme weather: study--TORONTO - Despite recent extreme weather that wreaked havoc in parts of the country, a new study finds many Canadians are ill-equipped to face another potential emergency.The seventh annual RBC Canadian...
Martin St. Louis Finally in Comfort Zone and Producing for Rangers
St. Louis finally producing for Rangers--PHILADELPHIA - Martin St. Louis knew he couldn't just pick up his game where he left off with the Tampa Bay Lightning and transfer it to the New York Rangers.Even for a talented veteran player, it just doesn't...
Members of Alberta's Largest Union Review Details of Four-Year Tentative Deal
Alberta union members review contract offer--EDMONTON - Members of Alberta's largest public-sector union are reviewing a proposed contract that stands to put a lot more cash in their wallets than the government's previous offer.The four-year Alberta...
More Foreign Workers Heading Here under International Experience Canada Program
More foreign workers coming under IEC program--OTTAWA - Are you an employer keen to hire help from abroad, but nervous about the controversy dogging Ottawa's temporary foreign worker program?The government of Canada may have a solution for you.Under...
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 (14,583.11 up 52.20 points):Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Transportation...
New Argos Linebacker Emry Skipping Brother's Wedding to Attend First Day of Camp
Emry eager to get started with Boatmen--TORONTO - Toronto linebacker Shea Emry wants to make a good first impression and show his dedication to his new team.The former CFL all-star said he will be skipping his brother's wedding so that he can attend...
New Brunswick Man Appeals Murder Conviction in Cousin's Death, Decision Reserved
Man appeals conviction in cousin's death--FREDERICTON - The trial judge who presided over Curtis Bonnell's murder case did not properly explain to the jury how the evidence they heard could support a manslaughter verdict, the man's lawyer argued Tuesday...
Omar Khadr Takes Fight for Youth Sentence to Alberta Appeal Court
Khadr takes sentence fight to Appeal Court--TORONTO - Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Omar Khadr turns to Alberta's top court Wednesday in hopes of having his eight-year prison term recognized as a youth rather than an adult sentence.While the legal arguments...
Ontario Girl Frustrated by Government Inaction to Lower Cost of Life-Saving Drug
Sick girl frustrated by government inaction--TORONTO - A 12-year-old girl with a rare disease scolded the Ontario government on Tuesday for the slow pace of its efforts to help lower the price for a life-saving drug she relies on that costs $349,000...
Ontario to Hike Taxes on High Incomes, Tobacco and Aviation Fuel: Document
Ont budget to hike taxes on high incomes: document--TORONTO - The Ontario budget will increase taxes on high income earners, tobacco and aviation fuel, according to a document obtained from a source outside the Liberal government.What is said to be a...
Penny, Pascoe and Brown Vie for Prestigious Edgar Mystery Writing Awards
Three Canadians vie for Edgar mystery awards--MONTREAL - It has all the earmarks of a classic whodunit -- a bunch of people gathered in a posh New York room waiting for a big secret to be revealed.Except this time the secret is who brings home an Edgar...
Peter Maher, Voice of Calgary Flames since 1980, Announces Retirement
Longtime voice of Calgary Flames retires--CALGARY - Peter Maher has called his last game for the Calgary Flames.Maher, the radio voice of the Flames since they moved to Alberta from Atlanta in 1980, announced his retirement from broadcasting at a news...
Postal Worker Accused of Tossing Ad Mail Caught in St. John's Dumping Crackdown
City cracking down on illegal dumps--ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - In St. John's, N.L., a seaside city famous for breath-taking views and hiking trails, city council has declared war on polluters who illegally dump everything from cars to old toilets."That war...
Potent Storm Take on Intrepid Battalion for Ontario Hockey League Title
Guelph, North Bay clash in OHL championship--The Ontario Hockey League championship series pits the Cinderella-story North Bay Battalion against the explosive Guelph Storm.The best-of-seven series opens Thursday in Guelph with the winner earning a berth...
Precious Napoleon Artifacts on Display at Montreal's Notre-Dame Basilica
Napoleon art treasures on display in Montreal--MONTREAL - French collector Pierre-Jean Chalencon has spent much of his adult life amassing rare and precious items from the world of Napoleon Bonaparte.This summer, Chalencon is sharing some of those rare...
Prep Music
Prep Music-----PAUL SIMON AND EDIE BRICKELL ARRESTEDNORWALK, Conn. (AP) -- Paul Simon and Edie Brickell (EE'-dee brih-KEL') were in court yesterday holding hands while they faced disorderly conduct charges. Simon told a judge in Norwalk, Connecticut,...
Probably Years before Alberta Flood Mitigation Programs Complete
Alberta selects flood prevention projects--CALGARY - The Alberta government has narrowed down the flood-prevention projects it will fund after the deluge that devastated the southern part of the province last summer.But Environment Minister Robin Campbell...
Quebec Petition Seeks Change in Legal Status for Animals
Quebec petition seeks more rights for animals--MONTREAL - More than 40,000 people have signed an online petition calling for the legal status of animals to be changed in the Quebec Civil Code, the Montreal SPCA said Tuesday.Organizers say the Civil Code...
Quebec Premier Considering Partial Privatizing of Liquor Board and Power Utility
Quebec to weigh selling off state-owned firms--CLERMONT, Que. - Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard isn't ruling out the partial privatization of Hydro-Quebec and the province's liquor board as an answer to the province's budgetary woes.Couillard told...
Raptors Have Drawn Inspiration from Fans in Playoff Series against Nets
Raptors draw inspiration from crowd--TORONTO - In the moments before the Toronto Raptors took the court for Game 4 in Brooklyn, they huddled in the locker-room and watched footage of their fans gathered back home in Maple Leaf Square.The Raptors went...
Raptors to Make Gesture of Solidarity with Los Angeles Clippers in Game 5
Raptors to make gesture of solidarity--TORONTO - NBA players might be enemies on the court, but they are united off it.That's why the Toronto Raptors say they'll make a gesture of support for the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night over the Donald...
Saskatchewan Spells out Rules for New Labour Law, Including Rights of Interns
Saskatchewan sets rules for new labour law--REGINA - New labour rules that index the minimum wage and recognize the rights of interns are now in effect in Saskatchewan.The province has proclaimed the Saskatchewan Employment Act and regulations that spell...
Sleuths Wanted: Vancouver Cold Case Website Opens to Close Historic Murders
Public detectives sought by cold case website--VANCOUVER - Thirty-two years ago, a petite woman with blue eyes and brown frizzy hair packed all she could fit inside a suitcase and set off to find a haven after being kicked out of a low-rent Vancouver...
Suncor: Decision on Montreal Coker Coming Late This Year or Early Next
Suncor: Rail boosts Montreal refinery--CALGARY - A project that would enable Suncor Energy Inc.'s Montreal refinery to process thick, tarry oilsands bitumen from Alberta could get the green light later this year or early in 2015, CEO Steve Williams said...
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Wednesday, April 30
The Canadian Press News Agenda for April 30--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Wednesday, April 30 as of 3 p.m: x-denotes wire, y-denotes picture, z-denotes graphics coverage. Copy from other events based on merit and availability. All...
Top Atlantic News
Top Atlantic News--Here are the Top Atlantic News stories from The Canadian Press as of 11:30 a.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, April 29, 2014
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TransAlta Vows to Fight Allegations It Fixed Power Prices in Alberta
TransAlta to fight price-fixing allegations--CALGARY - Power generator TransAlta Corp. told a sometimes testy meeting with shareholders on Tuesday that it will fight price-fixing allegations levelled earlier this year by Alberta's electricity market...
Trial Set for Man Accused of Killing Wife by Pushing Her off Boat in B.C
Accused wife killer's trial set for January--KAMLOOPS, B.C. - A man accused of killing his wife by pushing her off a boat at a lake near Revelstoke, B.C., is scheduled to stand trial in January 2015.Peter Beckett is charged with first-degree murder,...
TSX Advances, Solid Earnings from Suncor Energy Raise Expectations for Sector
Energy sector earnings push TSX higher--TORONTO - The Toronto stock market closed higher Tuesday as a strong earnings report from oilsands giant Suncor Energy (TSX:SU) raised expectations for other energy companies reporting this week.The S&P/TSX...
Valjean vs. Valjean: Ramin Karimloo Excited to Meet Hugh Jackman at Tonys
Ramin Karimloo gets Tony nom for 'Les Mis'--TORONTO - Ontario-raised "Les Miserables" star Ramin Karimloo says he hopes to get workout tips from another beloved and brawny Jean Valjean -- Hugh Jackman -- at the upcoming Tony Awards.On Tuesday, Karimloo...
Western Economic Growth Pulls Away Further from Rest of Canada's: StatsCan
Western economy pulls away from the rest--OTTAWA - A regional breakdown of economic performance suggests Canada's two economies drifted even further apart in 2013.Statistics Canada says in a new report issued Tuesday that improvement in economic output...
West Fraser Remains World's Top Softwood Lumber Producer, Canfor Narrows Gap
West Fraser top softwood lumber producer--MONTREAL - West Fraser remained the world's largest softwood lumber producer for a sixth consecutive year in 2013, but runner-up Canfor narrowed the gap as most of the top producers in the "Billion Board Foot...
Widow Says She Can't Get Compensation from Government Insurance after Car Crash
Widow says she can't get compensation--REGINA - A Regina woman whose husband died in an "awful" car crash says Saskatchewan Government Insurance won't compensate her because a drunk-driving charge against the man responsible for the collision was stayed.Rosmarie...
Wynne Ignores Bureaucrats' Warning That New Payroll Taxes Will Cost Jobs: Tories
New payroll taxes will cost jobs: Tories--TORONTO - By pushing ahead with an Ontario pension plan, Premier Kathleen Wynne is ignoring warnings from her own finance officials that adding new payroll taxes will kill jobs, the Progressive Conservatives...
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