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Articles from February 5, 2014

2014 Scotties Tournament of Hearts Glance
2014 Scotties Tournament of Hearts Glance--MONTREAL - Standings and results Wednesday after the Draw 13 of the 2014 Scotties Tournament of Hearts, the Canadian women's curling championship, Feb. 1-9 at Maurice Richard Arena (all times Eastern): ROUND...
Accused Quebec Election-Night Shooter Argues for State-Funded Lawyer on Feb. 25
Quebec election-night shooting: Feb. 25 hearing--MONTREAL - A hearing on whether Quebec's accused election-night shooter can get the province to fund his defence could well determine how smoothly his criminal trial will proceed next year.Richard Henry...
Air Canada, WestJet Say Added Capacity Being Filled by Growing Passenger Traffic
Air Canada, WestJet report strong load factors--Canada's two main airlines both credit strong passenger traffic for helping them maintain healthy load factors in January.In fact, Air Canada (TSX:AC.B) reported a record load factor of 80.0 per cent in...
Alberta Group Finds New Homes for Unwanted Pet Potbellied Pigs
Group finds new homes for potbellied pigs--EDMONTON - A group of Alberta volunteers has launched a network for find new homes for unwanted potbelly pigs.The unconventional pet has grown in popularity, but it sometimes also grows bigger than expected.Kristin...
Alberta Premier Disappointed in $45K Cost of Mandela Funeral Trip
Redford unaware of $45K Mandela funeral trip cost--OKOTOKS, Alta. - Alberta's premier says it's unacceptable that it cost taxpayers $45,000 for her to attend Nelson Mandela's funeral and she wouldn't have gone had she known the price tag.Redford, who...
B.C. Domestic Violence Plan Aims to Address Needs of Immigrant, Refugee Women
B.C. launches domestic violence plan--VICTORIA - The B.C. government is developing a domestic violence program that would include specific approaches to help aboriginal, immigrant, refugee and disabled women.Children's Minister Stephanie Cadieux said...
B.C. Government to Press Ahead with Cuts to BC Ferries Service: Minister
BC Ferries cuts going ahead: minister--VICTORIA - British Columbia's transportation minister says cuts are coming to 16 BC Ferries routes, even though the majority of people who participated in public consultations opposed service reductions.The provincial...
B.C. Ministries Reviewing Court Decision on Designated-Driver Insurance
B.C. reviewing designated-driver decision--VANCOUVER - The British Columbia government is reviewing a judge's ruling that left a designated driver, who was seriously injured when her drunk passenger grabbed the steering wheel of her car, unable to receive...
BKO-CIS-MEN-Stdgs
BKO-CIS-MEN-Stdgs--CIS MENCanada WestQuebec ConferenceOUAAUSWednesday's resultsStFX at Cape Breton (ppd.)Saint Mary's at Acadia (ppd.)Brock at McMaster (ppd.)Western at Windsor (ppd.)Guelph 80 Waterloo 72Thursday's gamesUQAM at McGill, 8 p.m.Friday's...
BKO-CIS-WOMEN-Stdgs
BKO-CIS-WOMEN-Stdgs--CIS WomenAUSCanada WestQuebec ConferenceOUAWednesday's resultsSaint Mary's at Acadia (ppd.)StFX at Cape Breton (ppd.)Brock at McMaster (ppd.)Guelph 97 Waterloo 53Western at Windsor (ppd.)Thursday's gamesUQAM at McGill, 6 p.m.Friday's...
'Blood Spatter' Found in 10-Year-Old Boy's Bedroom: Murder Trial Hears
'Blood spatter' found in dead boy's room:trial--BRAMPTON, Ont. - A police forensics team found what appeared to be blood stains in the bedroom of a 10-year-old boy who died in the care of his father and stepmother, the couple's murder trial heard Wednesday.Officers...
Canada's Chan Diplomatic about Presence of Russian Star Evgeni Plushenko
Chan, Plushenko set to meet head to head--SOCHI, Russia - Evgeni Plushenko kept a close eye on Patrick Chan as he went through his long program at practice Wednesday, a start to an anticipated showdown between the past and the present of men's figure...
Canadian Dollar Little Changed Ahead of Employment, Merchandise Trade Data
Canadian dollar moves slightly higher--TORONTO - The Canadian dollar closed little changed Wednesday as traders looked ahead to key economic reports coming out over the next couple of days.The loonie added 0.01 of a cent to 90.25 cents U.S. for a fifth...
Canadian FixMeStick Raising Money on Kickstarter after 'Dragons' Den' Appearance
Canadian FixMeStick raising money on Kickstarter--MONTREAL - After scoring a deal on CBC's "Dragons' Den," the entrepreneurs behind a do-it-yourself product to remove computer viruses are raising money to launch a version of the FixMeStick for Apple's...
Carey Rebounds with Strong Scotties Play after Olympic Trials Disappointment
Manitoba's Carey a first-time Scotties force--MONTREAL - All things considered, Chelsea Carey would rather be in Sochi, Russia.But qualifying for her first Scotties Tournament of Hearts after years of falling short in tough Manitoba provincial championships...
Court Shows Video of Good Samaritan Being Beaten during Stanley Cup Riot
Video of hockey riot assault showed in court--VANCOUVER - If he could relive the night of the Stanley Cup riot, Robert MacKay said he would have just gone home with his girlfriend after the Vancouver Canucks lost to the Boston Bruins, as chaos and violence...
Crosby's Advice to Flag-Bearer Wickenheiser: Wave It High and Don't Trip
Wickenheiser intends to stay upright--SOCHI, Russia - Sidney Crosby's advice to Hayley Wickenheiser when she carries Canada's flag Friday is to "'wave it high and don't trip."The Canadian men's hockey team captain was among the first of her Olympic teammates...
D'Amigo's Shootout Goal Earns Marlies 5-4 AHL Victory over Rampage
D'Amigo's shootout goal earns Marlies win--TORONTO - Toronto Marlies coach Steve Spott didn't hesitate in calling Wednesday afternoon's game Jerry D'Amigo's best of the season.D'Amigo scored twice in regulation and added the shootout winner as the Toronto...
Editorial Exchange: Laying Blame on a Rodent for Our Weather
Editorial Exchange: Laying blame on a rodent for our weather--An editorial from the Red Deer Advocate, published Feb. 5:Those who think their jobs are stressful, try being a groundhog. After weeks of bitter winter, eyes across North America were trained...
Editorial Exchange: Obstacles Remain for Keystone XL
Editorial Exchange: Obstacles remain for Keystone XL--An editorial from the Halifax Chronicle-Herald, published Feb. 3:The U.S. State Department's upbeat report on the Keystone XL pipeline project late last week largely corroborated the obvious.First,...
Editorial Exchange: On Canada Job Grant, Let's Make a Deal
Editorial Exchange: On Canada Job Grant, let's make a deal--An editorial from the Halifax Chronicle-Herald, published Feb. 4:The Harper government and lead negotiators for the provinces were wrangling Tuesday over the controversial Canada Job Grant.But,...
Editorial Exchange: Ottawa Should Demand That Egypt Free Canadian Journalist Mohamed Fahmy
Editorial Exchange: Ottawa should demand that Egypt free Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Feb. 4:Prime Minister Stephen Harper's government rarely shrinks from bemoaning the state of the world. Recently...
Editorial Exchange: Pipeline Politics Play On
Editorial Exchange: Pipeline politics play on--An editorial from the Winnipeg Free Press, published Feb. 4:THE closer the U.S. State Department looks at rail transport of crude oil, the better it likes the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. Other Americans...
Editorial Exchange: Stephen Harper's Overhaul of Election Laws Needs Close Scrutiny
Editorial Exchange: Stephen Harper's overhaul of election laws needs close scrutiny--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Feb. 4:There's a lot to like in Prime Minister Stephen Harper's sweeping overhaul of Canada's elections laws. There's quite...
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 5 February 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 Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday for the Maritimes and Iles de la Madeleine issued by Environment Canada at 05:00 ast Wednesday 5 February 2014.Halifax...
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 5 February 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 Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada at 15:30 cst Wednesday 5 February 2014.City of Regina, Fort Qu'Appelle -...
Farmer Takes Battle over Raw Milk Sale to Ontario's Highest Court
Top Ontario court hears raw milk case--TORONTO - A dairy farmer determined to defend his right to provide raw milk urged Ontario's top court Wednesday to recognize that laws around pasteurization were outdated, unjust and infringed on basic freedoms.Michael...
Fat Tax Not on Manitoba's Menu: Government Study Showed Problems
Fat tax not on Manitoba's menu--WINNIPEG - Some grassroots members of Manitoba's governing New Democrats are pushing for a tax on junk food, but newly released documents show the party has long held off on the idea.Briefing notes and other material obtained...
Federal Government Reserves Earlier Decision, Will Review 23 Pesticides
Ottawa to review 23 pesticides after lawsuit--Environmentalists are declaring victory over a federal government announcement that it will conduct a health review of 23 pesticides, including a weed killer found everywhere from wheat fields to suburban...
Forecast for Newfoundland and Labrador Issued by Environment Canada
Forecast for Newfoundland and Labrador issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday for Labrador issued by Environment Canada at 16:00 nst Wednesday 5 February 2014.St. John's - Bonavista Peninsula:...
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 5 February 2014.City of Toronto: Today, snow and local blowing snow ending late this afternoon then cloudy. Amount 10 cm. Wind...
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 5 February 2014.City of Toronto: Today, mainly cloudy. 30 percent chance of flurries in the afternoon. High -7.Windsor - Essex...
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 5 February 2014.Halifax Metro and Halifax County West, Halifax County - east of Porters Lake: Today, cloudy. Snow...
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 5 February 2014.City of Thunder Bay, Superior West: Today, mainly cloudy. 60 percent...
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 Southwest Interior and Kootenay Regions Issued by Environment Canada
Forecasts for The Southwest Interior and Kootenay Regions issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for the southwest interior and the Kootenay Districts of British Columbia issued by Environment Canada at 11:00 pst Wednesday 5 February 2014.North Okanagan...
Foreign Aid Organizations Fret That More Cuts Are Coming in Federal Budget
Is foreign aid on the budget chopping block?--OTTAWA - Foreign aid advocates are fearful the Conservative government is planning to make even deeper cuts to foreign aid in next week's budget.A coalition of non-governmental organizations, including the...
Gildan Foresees Strong Profit Growth into 2015 despite Higher Cotton Costs
Gildan earns US$41.7 million in first quarter--MONTREAL - Gildan Activewear expects strong profit growth into the 2015 fiscal year despite higher cotton costs and a continuing soft retail market.The Montreal-based apparel maker said Wednesday that it...
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 5 P.M. ET Wednesday, Feb. 5
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory--Wednesday, Feb. 5, 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-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...
HKN-Exp-Overall-Stdgs
HKN-Exp-Overall-Stdgs--NHLAll Times EasternEastern ConferenceAtlantic DivisionMetropolitan DivisionWestern ConferenceCentral DivisionPacific DivisionNote: a team winning in overtime or shootout is credited with two points and a victory in the W column;...
HKO-AHL-Stdgs
HKO-AHL-Stdgs--AHLEASTERN CONFERENCEATLANTIC DIVISIONNORTHEAST DIVISIONEAST DIVISIONWESTERN CONFERENCENORTH DIVISIONMIDWEST DIVISIONWEST DIVISIONd-division leader; x-clinched playoff berth. Note: Division leaders ranked in top three positions per conference...
HKO-WHL-Stdgs
HKO-WHL-Stdgs--WHLAll Times PacificEASTERN CONFERENCEEAST DIVISIONCENTRAL DIVISIONWESTERN CONFERENCEB.C. DIVISIONU.S. DIVISIONd-division leader; x-clinched playoff berth. Note: Division leaders ranked in top three positions per conference regardless...
HMCS Windsor, Only Operating Submarine on East Coast, to Undergo Repairs
Navy submarine needs half year of repairs--HALIFAX - The navy says its only operating submarine on the East Coast will have to undergo repairs for six to seven months because of a broken generator.Capt. Peter Ryan says HMCS Windsor will be out of commission...
Intact Expects to Raise Rates for Some Types of Insurance in Wake of Harsh 2013
Intact: insurance rates will rise this year--TORONTO - Intact Financial Corp. (TSX:IFC) says insurers will raise rates and take other measures this year to compensate for major ice storms and other catastrophic weather-related events of the past year.Canada's...
Investigation Shows Pilot Lost Control of Chopper during Alberta Wildlife Flight
Pilot lost control in fatal crash: report--EDMONTON - The Transportation Safety Board has determined there was nothing mechanically wrong with a helicopter that crashed in northern Alberta last spring, killing the pilot and a government biologist.An...
Liberals Claim Many Tories Oppose Tim Hudak's Plan to Make Union Dues Optional
Hudak stands by plan to change labour laws--TORONTO - Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak said Wednesday he would stand by his plan to change Ontario's labour laws to make union dues and membership optional, while the Liberals claimed many Tories...
Maelle Ricker Vows to Defend Snowboard Cross Gold at Sochi despite Broken Wrist
Ricker says she will be ready for Sochi--VANCOUVER - Maelle Ricker is confident she'll be able to defend her women's snowboard cross gold medal at the Sochi Winter Olympics.The 35-year-old from West Vancouver, B.C., broke her wrist in training Jan. 28...
Manitoba First Nation Says Previous Council to Blame for Unpaid Teachers
First Nation responds to unpaid teachers--WINNIPEG - A Manitoba First Nation accused of not paying its teachers and keeping their insurance premiums, government contributions and pension payments said it doesn't need the federal government to step in...
Medically Released Vets Being Denied Benefits in 'Unfair' Process: Ombudsman
Medically released vets denied benefits--OTTAWA - Some Canadian soldiers given medical discharges find they don't qualify for benefits because Veterans Affairs uses different, more stringent criteria in an "unfair" process, the military ombudsman told...
Mouillierat and Jaffray Score in Shootout to Lift IceCaps over Bruins
St John's defeats Providence 4-3 in shootout--ST JOHNS, N.L. - The St. John's IceCaps redeemed themselves on Wednesday, just one night after falling to the Providence Bruins.Kael Mouillierat and Jason Jaffray both scored in the shootout as St. John's...
New Regs Mean Consultation before New Cell Towers Are Built
Consult before building cell towers: Moore--OTTAWA - The federal government trying to mitigate an irritant for some municipalities and resident groups by expanding the rules governing construction of new cellphone towers.Under a new Industry Canada policy...
New Tax Deal with U.S. Allows CRA to Collect Bank Info about U.S. Residents
Canada signs new tax deal with U.S.--OTTAWA - Canadian financial institutions won't be forced to report directly to American tax authorities under a new deal with Washington on a law aimed at rooting out tax cheats north of the border."To be clear, the...
Olivier Roy Makes 24 Saves in Debut as Abbotsford Rolls over Charlotte 7-1
Roy stops 24, Heat scorch Checkers 7-1--ABBOTSFORD, B.C. - Abbotsford goaltender Olivier Roy stopped all but one shot Tuesday night in his club debut, but the Heat forwards decided to put on an offensive clinic for good measure.Roy made 24 saves as Abbotsford...
PQ Deputy Premier Says Election Call before Budget Is a Possibility
PQ not ruling out election before budget--SHAWINIGAN, Que. - The Parti Quebecois government is not ruling out the possibility of calling a spring election before it tables a budget.Deputy premier Francois Gendron indicated Wednesday the timing may be...
QMJHL Roundup: Poirier Scores Four Times as Olympiques Crush Phoenix
QMJHL Roundup: Gatineau downs Sherbrooke 7-2--SHERBROOKE, Que. - Emile Poirier scored four times as the Gatineau Olympiques crushed the host Sherbrooke Phoenix 7-2 on Wednesday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action.Tommy Lapierre had a pair of...
Rising Tennis Star Bouchard Ready to Lead Canada against Serbia in Fed Cup
Bouchard to lead Canada in Fed Cup tennis--MONTREAL - A recharged Eugenie Bouchard, fresh off her stunning run to the Australian Open's final four, says she's ready to lead the Canadian team against Serbia at this weekend's Federation Cup.Bouchard, who...
Rob Ford Says He Was Singled out When Issued Jaywalking Ticket Last Week in B.C
Rob Ford 'perplexed' by jaywalking ticket--TORONTO - Rob Ford said Wednesday that police in a Vancouver suburb singled him out last week when they gave him a ticket for jaywalking, something the Toronto mayor said he's done "many times."Ford, who was...
Tennis Star Bouchard Fine with Contentious Aussie Open 'Bieber' Question
Bouchard OK with Aussie Open 'Bieber' query--MONTREAL - Canadian tennis star Eugenie Bouchard says she had no problem with a controversial question she fielded at last month's Australian Open, moments after the biggest win of her career.The 19-year-old...
TMX Group Q4 Profit Rises More Than Expected, Revenue Stable at $180.7 Million
TMX Group reports improved Q4 profit--TORONTO - TMX Group Ltd. (TSX:X) says it is ready to compete against a proposed new stock market in Canada this year, as it saw its profit and revenue rise in the fourth-quarter on higher trade volumes."Our goal...
Top News Advisory for Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014
Top News Advisory--Wednesday, Feb. 52:45 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...
Tories, Looking to Germany, Keen to Do More on Apprenticeship File
Tories look to Germany on apprenticeships--OTTAWA - Employment Minister Jason Kenney frequently lauds Germany as a nation that gets it right in terms of training workers via apprenticeship partnerships among government, schools and businesses.The minister...
Tories Tackle Broken Military Procurement System with Incremental Change
Tories tackle broken procurement system--OTTAWA - The equipment needs of the Canadian military will be assessed with a more skeptical eye under the Harper government's new system of defence procurement.The strategy, released Wednesday, also puts greater...
TSX Moves Higher as U.S. Service Sector Improves, Jobs Data Disappoints
TSX moves higher, jobs data disappoints--TORONTO - The Toronto stock market closed higher Wednesday as investors balanced a positive reading on the U.S. services sector with an unexpectedly weak report on private sector job creation in the United States.The...
TV Writer Recalls 6-Year-Old Self Watching Beatles on Sullivan: 'That Long Hair!'
Beatles on Sullivan: 'That long hair!'--Back in 1964, "The Ed Sullivan Show" was way past my bedtime.I was just six years old, and the popular variety show -- hosted by "the great stone face," Ed Sullivan -- aired live Sunday nights at 8 p.m. ET on CBS...
Two Ontario Women Die after Being 'Mowed Down' in Florida Parking Lot Crash
Ontario women 'mowed down' in Florida crash--A tight-knit community of snowbirds in Florida was in mourning Tuesday after three elderly women -- two of them Canadians -- were killed in what appeared to be a horrific freak accident.Residents of the mobile...
Union and CN Reach Tentative Deal That Averts Potential Weekend Strike
CN, union reach tentative contract deal--MONTREAL - CN Rail and the Teamsters union have reached a tentative contract agreement, averting a potential strike by 3,000 workers that could have come as early as this weekend.Both sides said late Wednesday...
Wall Says Not Enough Money for All Infrastructure as Communities Feel Crunch
Municipalities feeling infrastructure crunch--REGINA - Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall says there will not be enough money to fund all the infrastructure projects that municipalities want.Mayors and councillors told the premier and cabinet ministers at...
WHL Roundup: Leon Draisaitl's Hat Trick Leads Prince Albert Past Swift Current
WHL Roundup: Draisaitl scores 3 for Raiders--PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. - Leon Draisaitl scored a hat trick as the Prince Albert Raiders stormed past the Swift Current Broncos 5-2 in Western Hockey League action Tuesday.Shane Danyluk and Collin Valcourt also...
Woman Who Starved Grandson to Death Fooled Everyone, Lawyer Tells Inquest
Starved boy's grandma fooled everyone: lawyer--TORONTO - The manipulative nature of a woman who ultimately starved her grandson to death only becomes clear with hindsight, and the workers who placed the boy and his siblings in her care shouldn't be judged...
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