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Articles from February 22, 2013

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Advisory-Central-Canada-Calendar
---Here is the Central Canada calendar for Friday, February 22, 2013.Good Morning from the Ontario Desk of The Canadian Press in Toronto.The Ontario Editor is Paola Loriggio.The phone number is (416) 507-2159, or toll-free 1-800-268-9237.Stations can...
Agrium Shares Drop, despite Better-Than-Expected Fourth-Quarter Earnings
Agrium shares drop, despite strong Q4--CALGARY - Shares in Agrium Inc. dropped more than five per cent on Friday, even though the Calgary-based fertilizer giant posted stronger fourth-quarter results that beat Street expectations.The stock closed down...
Alberta Looking for Ideas on How to Shut Down Marijuana Grow-Ops
Alberta seeking input to shut down grow-ops--CALGARY - Alberta's justice minister says illegal marijuana grow-ops in the province have reached a "chronic" level and ideas are needed on how to deal with them.Jonathan Denis announced plans Friday to get...
B.C. to Take Charge at Some Slaughterhouses, Develops Own Safeguards
B.C. takes charge at some slaughterhouses--VERNON, B.C. - B.C. is taking over inspection services from the federal government at about 60 slaughterhouses that process meat for the retail market.As of Jan. 1, 2014, the federal government will no longer...
Brassard Appointed Assistant Chef De Mission for 2014 Olympics in Sochi
Brassard named assistant chef de mission--DRUMMONDVILLE, Que. - Retired freestyle skier Jean-Luc Brassard is teaming up with former Crazy Canuck downhill star Steve Podborski to help motivate Canada's 2014 Olympic team.Brassard will serve as assistant...
Business News as of 3 P.M. ET
Business News as of 3 p.m. ET--Friday, Feb. 226 p.m. ETBUSINESS NEWS ADVISORYHere are the top Business News stories from The Canadian Press as of 3 p.m. ET. All times are Eastern unless otherwise stated. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries...
Canadian Earnings Declared Friday: Onex, Eldorado Gold, Pason Systems
Canadian earnings declared Friday: Onex--TORONTO - Canadian earnings declared Friday:Aastra Technologies Ltd. (TSX:AAH): Fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, 2012, $27,980,000, $2.42 per share; 2011, $18,215,000, $1.30 per share. Revenue: 2012, $175,211,000;...
Celebrity Birthdays for Feb. 25
Celebrity birthdays for Feb. 25--Celebrity Birthdays for Feb. 25:Country singer Ralph Stanley is 86.CBS newsman Bob Schieffer is 76.Actor Tom Courtenay is 76.Actress Diane Baker is 75.Actress Karen Grassle ("Little House on the Prairie") is 71.British...
Celebrity Birthdays for Feb. 26
Celebrity birthdays for Feb. 26--Celebrity Birthdays for Feb. 26:Singer Fats Domino is 85.Canadian singer and actress Monique Leyrac is 85.Guitarist Paul Cotton of Poco is 70.Actor-director Bill Duke is 70.Singer Mitch Ryder is 68.British pop vocalist...
Celebrity Birthdays for Feb. 27
Celebrity birthdays for Feb. 27--Celebrity Birthdays for Feb. 27:Actress Joanne Woodward is 83.Consumer advocate Ralph Nader is 79.Opera singer Mirella Freni is 78.Actress Barbara Babcock is 76.Actor Howard Hesseman is 73.Actress Debra Monk is 64.Guitarist...
Celebrity Birthdays for Feb. 28
Celebrity birthdays for Feb. 28--Celebrity Birthdays for Feb. 28:Producer Saul Zaentz is 92.Canadian architect Frank Gehry is 84. Canadian bass opera singer Joseph Rouleau is 84.Actor Gavin MacLeod ("The Love Boat," ''The Mary Tyler Moore Show") is 82.Actor...
Celebrity Birthdays for March 1
Celebrity birthdays for March 1--Celebrity Birthdays for March 1:Actor Robert Clary ("Hogan's Heroes") is 87.Singer Harry Belafonte is 86.Actor Robert Conrad is 78.Jazz pianist and guitarist Ralph Towner is 73.Singer Mike D'Abo of Manfred Mann is 69.Singer...
CMHC Says Housing Starts Will Be Lower This Year and Will Pick Up Next Year
CMHC says housing starts lower this year--OTTAWA - Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. says total annual housing starts are expected to be lower in 2013 compared with last year.CMHC says moderate economic and employment growth in the second half of 2012...
Defenceman Jones Welcomes Pressure of Being Touted as Top NHL Draft Pick
Top prospect Jones keeps cool amidst hype--VANCOUVER - With his first season of major junior hockey not even complete, Seth Jones is already being ticketed for NHL stardom.But the Portland Winterhawks defenceman -- ranked as the top North American skater...
Doctor's Advice in B.C. Is a Phone Call Away as Government Pays $15 per Call
Doctor's help in B.C. just a phone call away--VANCOUVER - It's almost as good as a house call.The British Columbia government will soon be paying doctors to take telephone calls from their patients. The province will allow doctors to bill $15 per call,...
Economy Shows Sign of Weakness on Slowing Inflation, Drop in Retail Sales
Canadian inflation slows in January--OTTAWA - The economy showed signs of weakness at the end of last year and the beginning of this one as inflation in January slowed to its lowest level in more than three years and stingy holiday shoppers pinched December...
Editorial Exchange: Hudak's Bluster Sidelines Tories
Editorial Exchange: Hudak's bluster sidelines Tories--An editorial from the Waterloo Region Record, published Feb. 22:Tim Hudak has blown it again.The leader of Ontario's Progressive Conservatives probably felt tough when he announced Thursday that his...
Editorial Exchange: Time to Bid Adieu to Senate
Editorial Exchange: Time to bid adieu to Senate--An editorial from the Summerside Journal-Pioneer, published Feb. 20:Does he live here or doesn't he? That is the question.And it should have an easy answer. It should be simply yes or no, based on how...
Editorial Exchange: Tories Put Ambition Ahead of Common Sense
Editorial Exchange: Tories put ambition ahead of common sense--An editorial from the Hamilton Spectator, published Feb. 22:Sixteen months ago, Ontarians went to the polls at a cost of $300 million and elected a minority Liberal government. Now, with...
Editorial Exchange: Trade Deals Elude
Editorial Exchange: Trade deals elude--An editorial from the Winnipeg Free Press, published Feb. 22:Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his government have been trying for four years to negotiate a free trade deal with the European Union. Reduction of...
Entertainment Briefs from the Canadian Press
Canadian Press Entertainment briefs--Friday, Feb. 22Mindy McCready's funeral set for Tuesday in FloridaNASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Mindy McCready's funeral has been scheduled for Tuesday in her hometown of Fort Myers, Fla.The funeral for the late country star...
Entertainment News as of 5 P.M. Feb 22
Entertainment News Advisory--Friday, Feb. 22, 20135 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....
Erik Karlsson Says He and Matt Cooke Have Nothing to Say to Each Other
Karlsson not interested in talking to Cooke--OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators just can't catch a break.With the club already plagued by injuries to defenceman Erik Karlsson (Achilles) and forward Jason Spezza (back), the Senators' misfortune continued Thursday...
Ex-New Brunswick Premier Shawn Graham Quits after Conflict of Interest Scandal
Former New Brunswick premier quits politics--FREDERICTON - Former New Brunswick premier Shawn Graham, once considered a rising star among the province's political establishment, abruptly announced he was leaving public life altogether Friday after he...
Extended Weather for Ontario Issued by Environment Canada
Extended weather for Ontario issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for Ontario issued by Environment Canada at 15:30 est Friday 22 February 2013.City of Toronto: Sunday, cloudy. High 2. Monday,...
Extended Weather for Saskatchewan Issued by Environment Canada
Extended weather for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada at 04:30 cst Friday 22 February 2013.City of Regina: Sunday, sunny. Low...
Extended Weather for Saskatchewan Issued by Environment Canada
Extended weather for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada at 15:30 cst Friday 22 February 2013.City of Regina, Fort Qu'Appelle...
Familiar Faces in the Weekend Mix at Scotties Tournament of Hearts
Familiar faces playing on weekend at Scotties--KINGSTON, Ont. - The final weekend will have a familiar feel to it at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts.The big guns are back and one of the best young skips in the country will join them in the battle for...
Father of Crewman Says Coast Guard Should Never Have Left Capsized Fishing Boat
Questions mount over search for boat--HALIFAX - The father of one of the men on board a fishing boat that capsized off Nova Scotia said Friday the coast guard should never have left the upturned vessel before trying to stabilize it.George Hopkins said...
Federal Deficit Totalled $600M in December, $13B for Fiscal Year So Far
Deficit in December totalled $600 million--OTTAWA - The federal government ran a deficit of $600 million in December, bringing the total for the first nine months of the current financial year to $13 billion.The December deficit was $100 million higher...
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 Friday 22 February 2013.City of Toronto, Vaughan - Richmond Hill - Markham, Pickering - Oshawa - Southern Durham Region: Today, cloudy....
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 Friday 22 February 2013.City of Toronto, Vaughan - Richmond Hill - Markham, Pickering - Oshawa - Southern Durham Region: Today, mainly...
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 Friday 22 February 2013.City of Regina: Today, clearing early this afternoon. Wind southeast 20 km-h becoming light this afternoon....
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 Friday 22 February 2013.City of Regina: Today, cloudy. 70 percent chance of flurries in the morning. High 0.City of Saskatoon:...
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 Friday 22 February 2013.Halifax Metro and Halifax County West, Halifax County - east of Porters Lake: Today, mainly cloudy...
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 ast Friday 22 February 2013.Halifax Metro and Halifax County West, Halifax County - east of Porters Lake, Lunenburg County: Today,...
Forecasts for the Columbia, Central Interior and Peace River Regions of B.C. Issued by Environment Canada
Forecasts for The Columbia, Central Interior and Peace River Regions of B.C. issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for the Columbia, the Central Interior and the Peace River districts of British Columbia issued by Environment Canada at 16:00 mst Friday...
Former EPL Star Says He Must Adjust Quickly to Major League Soccer
Reo-Coker meets new Whitecaps teammates--VANCOUVER - As Nigel Reo-Coker began what he described as a North American "adventure" on Friday, he was still getting to know his Vancouver Whitecaps.But after playing in England for more than a decade, Reo-Coker...
Garneau Would Open Constitutional Talks on Senate Reform, despite Risks
Garneau would open Constitution on Senate--OTTAWA - Liberal leadership hopeful Marc Garneau says he's not afraid to open up constitutional negotiations in a bid to reform Canada's unelected Senate.There's a risk his approach could plunge the country...
Hamilton Bulldogs Take over Canadiens' Ice, Beat Rochester Americans 3-2
Bulldogs beat Americans 3-2 at Bell Centre--MONTREAL - Dustin Tokarski won again at the Bell Centre, this time leading the Hamilton Bulldogs to a victory rather than dealing them a loss.Tokarski made 17 saves to lead the Hamilton Bulldogs to a 3-2 win...
Harper Names 'Street Fighter' Valcourt as His New Aboriginal Affairs Minister
New Harper cabinet minister wins rare praise--OTTAWA - A veteran politician approvingly described as a "street fighter" by one native leader has been appointed by Prime Minister Stephen Harper to take on the trouble-plagued Aboriginal Affairs ministry.Bernard...
Head of U.S. Special Forces Says Alliances Needed to Fight Extremism
Fight extremism with alliances: U.S. general--OTTAWA - The head of American special forces delivered a pitch for closer co-operation among allies to deal with global flash points, in a speech likely to receive a cool reception in deficit-minded Ottawa.Admiral...
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 5 P.M. ET Friday, Feb. 22
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory--Friday, Feb. 22, 20135 p.m.HEALTH-LIFESTYLES-TRAVEL NEWS ADVISORYHere are the Health-Lifestyles-Travel stories from The Canadian Press as of 5 p.m. ET. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are subject to...
Homburg Seeks Court OK to Call Meeting of Creditors to Vote on Restructuring
Homburg seeks OK to call creditors meeting--MONTREAL - Insolvent commercial real estate company Homburg Invest Inc. says it's seeking approval to call a meeting of its creditors to vote on its restructuring plan.The company says it will ask for a court...
'I May Have Been Mistaken' Claiming Housing Allowance, Says Sen. Mike Duffy
Duffy's expenses: 'I may have been mistaken'--OTTAWA - Embattled Conservative Sen. Mike Duffy says he'll pay back a housing allowance to which he admits he wasn't entitled -- a mistake he blamed Friday on vague and confusing Senate paperwork.After weeks...
I'm Not Retired: Raptors Forward Kleiza Refutes Lithuanian Report
Kleiza delivers message: he's not retired--TORONTO - Linas Kleiza wants everyone to know his basketball career is not over.The Toronto Raptors forward made an impromptu appearance before the media on Friday morning to refute a Lithuanian report that...
International News Advisory as of 3 P.M., Friday, Feb. 22, 2013
International News Advisory--Friday, Feb. 22, 20133 p.m.INTERNATIONAL NEWS ADVISORYHere are the top International News stories. All times are Eastern unless otherwise stated. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are subject to change as...
Jays Ready to Take the Field in Spring Training and Live Up to Expectations
Finally, it's time to play ball this spring--DUNEDIN, Fla. - It's time to play ball, and not a moment too soon.Live batting practice, retrieving balls fired out of a machine and fielding drills can only keep your attention for so long."This get old,"...
Loonie Loses Further Ground, at 7-Month Low as Data Points to Weakening Economy
Loonie lower amid retail sales disappointment--TORONTO - The Canadian dollar closed at another seven-month low Friday, moving further away from parity with the greenback, as lower than expected retail sales pointed to a weakening economy while tame inflation...
Major Retooling for Raptors Was Accomplished Three Weeks before Trade Deadline
Telfair was an insurance policy for Raptors--TORONTO - Acquiring Sebastian Telfair at the NBA trade deadline was merely adding an insurance policy at the point guard position for the Toronto Raptors.The club's major manoeuvring, as general manager Bryan...
Man Asks Judge to Remove Herself in Challenge of Muskrat Falls
Judge's recusal sought in Muskrat Falls case--ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - The Newfoundland man who is challenging the Muskrat Falls hydro project threw a legal curve ball Friday, asking the judge to step aside for an alleged conflict of interest.Brad Cabana,...
Marine Forecasts Issued by the Pacific Weather Centre of Environment Canada
Marine forecasts issued by the Pacific Weather Centre of Environment Canada--Marine forecasts for Pacific waters issued by Environment Canada at 4:00 p.m. PST Friday 22 February 2013 for tonight and Saturday. The next scheduled forecasts will be issued...
Matt Cullen Scores Twice, Adds One Assist as Wild Defeat Oilers 3-1
Matt Cullen leads Wild over Oilers 3-1--EDMONTON - Matt Cullen made sure the Minnesota Wild didn't have to wait any longer for their first regulation victory on the road.The Minnesota forward had two goals and an assist on Thursday as the Wild defeated...
Most Actively Traded Companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange Markets
Most actively traded companies on the TSX--TORONTO - Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (12,701.63 up 61.65 points):Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Transportation...
National News as of 2:45 P.M. ET Feb. 22
National News as of 2:45 p.m. ET Feb. 22--Feb. 22, 20132:45 p.m. ETNATIONAL NEWS ADVISORYHere are the top National News stories from The Canadian Press. All times are Eastern unless otherwise stated. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries...
NDP Says Premier Wynne Was Not Truthful in Legislature on Gas Plant Documents
NDP says Wynne not truthful on gas plants--TORONTO - The New Democrats said Friday the discovery of more documents on cancelled gas plants in Oakville and Mississauga shows Premier Kathleen Wynne has not been truthful, and demanded a public inquiry into...
No Jail Time for Man in Accidental Shooting That Led to Truck Crash Death
No jail time for man in accidental shooting--KAMLOOPS, B.C. - A man who shot and wounded a friend at a bush party near Kamloops, B.C., setting in motion a series of events that ended with the death of the victim in a truck crash, pleaded guilty in provincial...
Nunavut Mom Convicted of Telling Daughter to Commit Suicide
Mom convicted of urging daughter's suicide--ARVIAT, Nunavut - A Nunavut judge is asking why a mother convicted of repeatedly telling her daughter to kill herself was allowed continued contact with the girl as well as custody of her own infant son."The...
OMERS Posts Overall Investment Return of 10% in 2012; Net Assets Rise to $60.8B
OMERS posts overall investment return of 10%--TORONTO - The group that handles the pension money of more than 400,000 Ontario municipal employees and retirees is reporting an overall investment return of 10 per cent in 2012, up from 3.17 per cent in...
Ontario News as of 3 P.M. Friday, Feb. 22
Ontario News Advisory--Friday, Feb. 22, 2013As of 3 p.m.ONTARIO NEWS ADVISORYHere are the Ontario News stories from The Canadian Press as of 3 p.m. ET. All times are local unless otherwise stated. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are...
Ontario Public High School Teachers Vote to End Political Protest
Teachers' union votes to end protest--TORONTO - Word late Friday that public high school teachers can resume after class sports and clubs was exactly the news newly-minted Ontario Premier Kathleen needed after a disastrous first week in the legislature...
Pro Line Game Information from the Ontario Lottery Corp
Pro Line game information from the Ontario Lottery Corp.--SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. - Pro Line game information:Saturday, Feb. 23E TIME SPT VIS HOME V+ V T H H+ O # U4 12:00p HKY NJ WAS 2.30 1.65 6.00 1.85 2.60 1.90 5.5 1.555 1:00p HKY WPG PHI 3.00 2.20...
Quebec's Highest-Ranked Male Tennis Player Facing Sex Charges in Florida
Quebec tennis player facing sex charges: cops--Quebec's highest-ranked male professional tennis player is facing five charges for allegedly soliciting sex from a 13-year-old girl in Florida.Pierre-Ludovic Duclos, 27, was arrested Thursday during an elaborate...
Rudy Gay Scores 32 Points to Lift Toronto to a 100-98 Victory over Knicks
Gay scores 32 to lift Toronto over Knicks--TORONTO - His tenure in Toronto may be just 10 games old, but Rudy Gay is making Raptors fans forget all about the players he replaced.The new swingman poured in 17 of his 32 points in the third quarter to lift...
Sarault, Boucher and Goldobin Combine for 18 Points as Sting Crush Otters
OHL Roundup: Sarnia crushed Erie 13-3--Sarnia's top line of Charles Sarault, Reid Boucher and Nikolay Goldobin combined for six goals and 18 points as the Sting crushed the visiting Erie Otters 13-3 on Friday in Ontario Hockey League play.Sarault led...
Sarault, Boucher, Goldobin Combine for 18 Points as the Sting Crush the Otters
Sarnia defeats Erie 13-3--Sarnia's top line of Charles Sarault, Reid Boucher and Nikolay Goldobin combined for six goals and 18 points as the Sting crushed the visiting Erie Otters 13-3 on Friday in Ontario Hockey League play.Sarault led all players...
Senators Beat Rangers 3-2 in a Shootout, Lose Goalie Craig Anderson to Injury
Sens beat Rangers in SO, lose Anderson--OTTAWA - Despite a thrilling 3-2 shootout victory over the New York Rangers on Thursday night, the Ottawa Senators had little reason to celebrate.The team lost standout goalie Craig Anderson to a sprained right...
SNC-Lavalin Hires Chief Compliance Officer to Guide Company on Ethics
SNC-Lavalin hires chief compliance officer--MONTREAL - Troubled engineering giant SNC-Lavalin has hired a former Siemens executive to guide the company on ethics and matters of corporate governance.Andreas Pohlmann will begin his duties as chief compliance...
Sportsbreak
A judge granted Pararlympic star Oscar Pistorius (pihs-TOHR'-ee-uhs) bail today. That paves the way for him to be freed from custody pending his trial in the shooting death of his girlfriend. The double-amputee Olympian's next court appearance was...
Stocks Recover Equilibrium after String of Losses on Fed Stimulus Concerns
TSX moves higher after string of losses--TORONTO - The Toronto stock market closed higher Friday after worries about the future of U.S. economic stimulus drove the TSX lower over the previous two sessions.The S&P/TSX composite index advanced 61.65...
Stop Calling Me 'Mr. Sidewalk': Construction Boss Denies His Notorious Nickname
'Mr. Sidewalk' says moniker not of his own making--MONTREAL - A former construction boss dubbed "Mr. Sidewalk" at Quebec's corruption inquiry has concluded his testimony by denying almost everything said about him at the commission -- including how he...
Supreme Court Chides Quebec Police for Not Clarifying Informant's Status
Quebec police chided over informant's status--OTTAWA - The Supreme Court of Canada has chided Quebec's provincial police for leaving a witness to the bloody biker wars in limbo over his or her status as a confidential informant.But the high court was...
Syrian Canadians Despair for Relatives Trapped by War, Call on Kenney to Do More
Syrian Canadians despair for relatives--OTTAWA - Every bomb that explodes in Damascus strikes at the heart of a woman in suburban Ottawa, leaving her to wonder why the government here is not helping to get her son out of the besieged Syrian capital.Leila,...
Target Launches Its Canadian Ad Campaign during Oscars as It Readies New Stores
Target to make Canadian debut during Oscars--TORONTO - Two years after U.S. retailer Target announced plans to move into the Canadian marketplace, the company is nearly ready for its north of the border television debut.On Sunday, during the first hour...
The Canadian Press Business Calendar for the Week of Feb. 25 - March 1
Business calendar for Feb. 25 - March 1--(all times local)MONDAY, FEB. 25LONDON, Ont.-- Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney gives a speech at 12:15 p.m. followed by a press conference at 1:15 p.m. The speech will be made available to journalists under...
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Feb 23-25
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Feb 23-25--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Feb. 23 to Feb. 25 as of 8:47 p.m. ET:x-denotes wire, y-denotes picture, z-denotes graphics coverage.Copy from other events based on merit and availability....
The Jays March to Their Own Music Beat, Be It in the Gym or Jose Bautista's Corner
The Jays march to their own music beat--DUNEDIN, Fla. - The music player by Jose Bautista's locker pumps out beats as the muscular Dominican slugger grooves in his chair, an arm reaching up in the air in time with the song.Just as Bautista drives the...
This Week in Religion History - March 3-9
This week in religion history - March 3-9--March 3In 1801, David Emanuel, the first Jewish governor in the United States, took office in Georgia.---March 4In 1561, Carlo Cardinal Carafa became the last Roman Catholic prelate sentenced to death by a Pope,...
Thomas Hickey Scores in Overtime as Islanders Defeat Canadiens 4-3
Hickey scores in OT as Islanders down Habs--MONTREAL - New York Islanders rookie defenceman Thomas Hickey couldn't have scripted his first NHL goal any better.The 23-year-old scored at 3:12 of overtime Thursday to complete the Islanders' 4-3 come-from-behind...
Today in History - March 3
Today in History - March 3--Today in History for March 3:On this date:In 1801, David Emanuel, the first Jewish governor in the United States, took office in Georgia.In 1841, Sir George Simpson, governor of the Hudson's Bay Co., began a trip around the...
Today in History - March 4
Today in History - March 4--Today in History for March 4:On this date:In 1561, Cardinal Carlo-Carafa became the last Roman Catholic prelate sentenced to death by a Pope.In 1678, composer Antonio Vivaldi was born.In 1789, the first U.S. Congress met in...
Today in History - March 5
Today in History - March 5--Today in History for March 5:On this date:In 1496, King Henry VII of England granted a charter to John Cabot and his three sons, permitting them to claim any and all lands they might discover.In 1755, Anthony Henday, an employee...
Today in History - March 6
Today in History - March 6--Today in History for March 6:On this date:In 1475, Michelangelo, famous for his paintings such as the Sistine Chapel, sculpture including David, and architecture -- the rebuilding of St. Peter's Cathedral -- was born in Caprese,...
Today in History - March 7
Today in History - March 7--Today in History for March 7:On this date:In 1274, Thomas Aquinas, considered one of the most significant theologians of all time, died. He's best known for his Summa Theologiae or A summation of Theological Knowledge.In 1530,...
Today in History - March 8
Today in History - March 8--Today in History for March 8:On this date:In 1698, the first meeting convened of the British group which later formed the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, or SPCK Today, SPCK equips Christians throughout the world...
Today in History - March 9
Today in History - March 9--Today in History for March 9:On this date:In 1541, Jean-Francois de la Rocque Roberval obtained authorization from France to take criminals to Canada to found a colony.In 1796, French general Napoleon Bonaparte married Josephine...
Today in Music History - March 3
Today in Music History - March 3--Today in Music History for March 3:In 1875, one of the most popular operas ever written, Georges Bizet's "Carmen," premiered in Paris. It unfolds a story of love, hate, jealousy and murder set in the world of Spanish...
Today in Music History - March 4
Today in Music History - March 4--Today in Music History for March 4:In 1678, composer Antonio Vivaldi was born.In 1948, Chris Squire, bass player with the group "Yes," was born in London. One of the most successful progressive rock bands of the 1970s,...
Today in Music History - March 5
Today in Music History - March 5--Today in Music History for March 5:In 1882, Canadian soprano Pauline Donalda was born in Montreal. Considered a rival of the famous Melba in the early years of the 20th century, Donalda often replaced her in roles and...
Today in Music History - March 6
Today in Music History - March 6--Today in Music History for March 6:In 1853, Giuseppe Verdi's opera "La Traviata" premiered in Venice, Italy.In 1905, Bob Wills, the man who originated the style of music known as western swing, was born near Kosse, Texas....
Today in Music History - March 7
Today in Music History - March 7--Today in Music History for March 7:In 1875, composer Maurice Ravel was born in Cibourne, France. He became a leading exponent of impressionism, a style of music in which atmosphere and mood take the place of strong emotion....
Today in Music History - March 8
Today in Music History - March 8--Today in Music History for March 8:In 1942, "Transit Through Fire: An Odyssey of 1942," the first opera commissioned by the CBC, was broadcast on the network. The music was by Healey Willan, and was orchestrated by Lucio...
Today in Music History - March 9
Today in Music History - March 9--Today in Music History for March 9:In 1942, Mark Lindsay, lead singer with "Paul Revere and the Raiders," was born in Cambridge, Idaho. It was Lindsay's appeal to teenyboppers that helped the group climb the charts in...
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 B.C. News as of 9 P.M
Top B.C. News--FRIDAY, Feb. 22B.C. NEWS ADVISORYHere are the Top B.C. News stories from The Canadian Press as of 9 p.m. All times local unless otherwise stated. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are subject to change as news develops....
Top News Advisory as of 9 P.M., Friday, Feb. 22, 2013
Top News Advisory--TOP NEWS ADVISORY9 p.m.Here 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 as news develops. Contact...
Top Prairies-North News as of 4 P.M. on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013
Top Prairies-North News--Friday, Feb. 22, 20134 p.m.PRAIRIES-NORTH NEWS ADVISORYHere are the Top Prairies-North News stories from The Canadian Press as of 4 p.m. All times are local unless otherwise stated. Coverage plans are included when available....
Toronto FC Says It Has Nothing to Report on Status of Absent Captain Frings
Questions mount about future of Frings--Toronto FC is saying little about the future of captain Torsten Frings.The MLS club said last week that the 36-year-old former German international had left its Florida training camp to return to Toronto to attend...
Vancouver Judge Finds Man Guilty in Over-Dose Death of Two Teen Girls
Man found guilty in deaths of two teens--VANCOUVER - A Vancouver courtroom erupted in bittersweet cheers on Friday as a convicted sex offender who fed two teenage girls booze and drugs and then did nothing to help them as they slowly died was found guilty...
Veteran Forward Ales Hemsky Is off to Solid Start with Edmonton Oilers
Hemsky off to solid start with Oilers--EDMONTON - For the first time in four years Ales Hemsky isn't worried about his shoulders and has once again found his comfort level with the Edmonton Oilers.As a result, the veteran winger is off to a solid start,...
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