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Articles from March 21, 2013

Advisory-Central-Canada-Calendar
---Here is the Central Canada calendar for Thursday, March 21, 2013.Good Morning from the Ontario Desk of The Canadian Press in Toronto.The Ontario Editor is Diana Mehta.The phone number is (416) 507-2159, or toll-free 1-800-268-9237.Stations can file...
Aide to PM Harper Appears at Luka Magnotta Hearing
Harper aide testifies at Magnotta hearing--MONTREAL - A top confidante to Prime Minister Stephen Harper testified at a preliminary hearing for accused killer Luka Rocco Magnotta as it wrapped up Thursday before a two-week break.Several witnesses came...
Air Ambulances Not Doing Enough to Improve Service, Says B.C. Auditor General
Air ambulance service lacks: auditor general--VICTORIA - British Columbia's air ambulance provider seems to have its head in the clouds when it comes to tracking its own performance and looking for ways to improve, findings the auditor general warns...
Alberta to Promise Teacher Salary Funding in Writing to Push through Labour Deal
Alberta puts teacher cash promises in writing--EDMONTON - Alberta Education Minister Jeff Johnson says he will put pen to paper to back up the government's funding promises if it will help conclude a new provincewide contract deal for teachers.Johnson...
Arsenic, Selenium Discovery Shuts Marine, Campground on B.C.'S West Coast
Arsenic finding shuts B.C. marina, campground--VICTORIA - The British Columbia government has shut down a marina and campground near Ucluelet, on the west coast of Vancouver Island, after the discovery of high levels of arsenic, selenium and cobalt.Health...
B.C. Conservatives Strike First as Party Launches Pre-Election Platform
Conservatives launch pre-election platform--VANCOUVER - The B.C. Conservative Party was first out of the gate in launching its election platform Thursday, a document long on philosophy and short on promises that the party said was "intentionally incomplete."The...
Bombardier Expects to Boost Dividend as Revenues Surge in Five Years
Bombardier foresees large annual revenue jump--Bombardier says it is positioned to nearly double its annual revenues over the next five years and generate enough cash to boost its dividend and restore its investment grade credit rating, the transportation...
Budget Confirms Perimeter Security, Trade Projects on Canada-U.S. Border Pact
Budget confirms border projects with U.S.--OTTAWA - The federal budget says new projects related to Canada's perimeter security deal with the United States will go ahead as planned, despite budget woes south of the border.The federal budget has given...
Budget to Fund and Re-Orient Federal Homelessness Strategy; New Focus on Housing
Budget to revamp homelessness program--OTTAWA - The Canadian Press has learned that the federal budget will renew funding for homelessness, and likely set its programming in a new direction.Current funding for the Homelessness Partnering Strategy is...
Business News as of 6 P.M. ET
Business News as of 6 p.m. ET--THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 6 p.m. ETBUSINESS NEWS ADVISORYHere are the top Business News stories from The Canadian Press as of 6 p.m. All times Eastern unless otherwise stated. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries...
Canada's Grapes of Wrath Return after a 13-Year Break and Acrimonious Split
Grapes of Wrath return after 13 years--TORONTO - The Grapes of Wrath's new album "High Road" is their first in 13 years, and as a result it's been graffitied with that dreaded tag: reunion album.But the Kelowna, B.C., outfit has unearthed an upside to...
Canada's Homan Locks Up Playoff Spot at World Women's Curling Championship
Canada's Homan locks up playoff spot--RIGA, Latvia - A mediocre start nearly derailed Rachel Homan's rink at the world women's curling championship.The Canadian team stuck together early on as they battled nerves, a tough field and some challenging conditions...
Canada's International Aid Programs to Be Merged under Foreign Affairs Portfolio
Aid agency to merge into Foreign Affairs--OTTAWA - A 45-year-old federal agency that's spent billions trying to improve the lives of people around the world is being eliminated.The Canadian International Development Agency will instead be merged into...
Canadian Dollar Makes Mild Gain after Increase in Retail Sales Underwhelms
Loonie higher after retail sales data--TORONTO - The Canadian dollar moved slightly higher Thursday as economists sounded a note of caution regarding a rebound in the latest retail sales data.The loonie rose 0.11 of a cent to 97.63 cents U.S, coming...
Canadian Men Canada Faces Tough Task against Japan in Soccer Friendly in Qatar
Canada faces tough task against Japan--Canada continues its climb out of a soccer sinkhole on Friday as it takes on Japan in a friendly in Doha, Qatar.While a young Canadian side lost to Denmark and tied the U.S. in January exhibition games, the trip...
Canadian Men Have High Hopes for Hong Kong Sevens after Recent Successes
Canada has high hopes for Hong Kong Sevens--There will be no shortage of hard bodies at the Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel this weekend with 28 men's rugby teams including Canada staying there for the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens."It's a little bit...
Canadian Skier Turski Wins Gold in Slopestyle at European X Games
Turski wins gold at European X Games--TIGNES, France - Canada's Kaya Turski won her fourth straight European X Games title Thursday, taking the gold medal in women's slopestyle.The Montreal native had a winning run of 93.33 points.Norwegian Tiril Sjastad...
Centre Mike Ribeiro Having a Better Season Than His Washington Capitals
Ribeiro emerges as Capitals scoring leader--WINNIPEG - The Washington Capitals may be struggling but centre Mike Ribeiro is having one of the best seasons of his career with his new team, leading even star winger Alex Ovechkin in scoring."Power-play...
Colm Wilkinson Says He Feels 'Reinvented' by 'Les Miserables' Film
Wilkinson says he's 'reinvented' by 'Les Mis'--TORONTO - Broadway legend Colm Wilkinson says he feels "reinvented" by the Oscar-winning film adaptation of "Les Miserables."The acclaimed Irish tenor -- who originated the role of tragic "Les Mis" hero...
Commons Approves Transgender Rights Bill, with Help from 18 Tories
Commons approves transgender rights bill--OTTAWA - A bill that would make it illegal to discriminate against transgender Canadians was approved by the House of Commons on Wednesday.The Opposition private member's legislation passed by a vote of 149-137,...
Complaint Filed with Federal Privacy Watchdog over On-Camera Immigration Raid
Privacy complaint filed over immigration raid--VANCOUVER - A migrant worker who unwittingly starred in a reality television show about Canadian border guards was already back in Mexico on Thursday, when a rights group filed an official complaint with...
Cost of Coming to Canada, and Becoming a Canadian Citizen, Likely to Rise
Cost of becoming Canadian set to rise--OTTAWA - The cost of coming to Canada -- and becoming a Canadian citizen -- is set to rise.Thursday's federal budget suggests the government is eyeing fee hikes to cover the ballooning cost of processing hundreds...
Dan Boyle Scores in Shootout as San Jose Sharks Rally Past Edmonton Oilers 4-3
Boyle scores in SO as Sharks beat Oilers--EDMONTON - In a free fall in the standings, the San Jose Sharks are grateful for any handhold they can find.The Sharks captured some valued points on Wednesday as they were able to overcome a two-goal, third-period...
Entertainment News as of 5 P.M. March 21
Entertainment News Advisory--Thursday, March 21, 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....
Extended Weather for Ontario Issued by Environment Canada
Extended weather for Ontario issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday for Ontario issued by Environment Canada at 05:00 edt Thursday 21 March 2013.City of Toronto: Saturday, sunny. Low -4. High...
Extended Weather for Ontario Issued by Environment Canada
Extended weather for Ontario issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday for Ontario issued by Environment Canada at 15:30 edt Thursday 21 March 2013.City of Toronto: Saturday, sunny. High 4. Sunday,...
Extended Weather for Saskatchewan Issued by Environment Canada
Extended weather for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada at 15:30 cst Thursday 21 March 2013.City of Regina, Fort Qu'Appelle -...
Fed Budget Endorses Job-Creation Plan Linked to Future Military Purchases
Fed budget endorses military job creation--OTTAWA - The federal budget has endorsed a major report that urged the government to use the hundreds of billions of dollars of projected military spending to a job-creation strategy for the Canadian defence...
Feds Expected to Shuffle Funding as Another Austerity Budget Limits Options
Lights! Cameras! No action in budget 2013--OTTAWA - Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty is expected to shuffle government spending priorities without adding any new money later today as he delivers his eighth federal budget.The Conservatives have been...
Flaherty Budget Puts Brakes on Spending Hoping to Accelerate Growth
Feds hope spending brake accelerates growth--OTTAWA - When Jim Flaherty was a young man, they called it a brake stand -- one foot on the gas and one on the brake, creating lots of noise and plumes of blue smoke but moving the vehicle sideways if at all.Stephen...
Flaherty Moves to Lessen Taxpayer Exposure to Housing Market in Budget
Flaherty tightens screws on mortgages again--OTTAWA - Finance Minister Jim Flaherty is still worried about debt in the over-valued housing market and is tightening the rules for banks to reduce taxpayer exposure.The budget said the government will restrict...
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 Thursday 21 March 2013.City of Toronto: Today, flurries. Wind west 20 km-h. High plus 1. Tonight, flurries. Wind northwest 20 km-h becoming...
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 Thursday 21 March 2013.City of Toronto: Today, mainly cloudy with 40 percent chance of flurries. Wind becoming northwest 30 km-h in the...
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 Thursday 21 March 2013.City of Regina: Today, periods of snow. Amount 2 to 4 cm. Wind southeast 20 km-h. High -9.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 adt Thursday 21 March 2013.Halifax Metro and Halifax County West: Today, increasing cloudiness early this afternoon. Wind southwest...
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 Thursday 21 March 2013.Halifax Metro and Halifax County West: Today, snow ending early in the morning then a mix of sun and...
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 Thursday 21 March 2013.Metro Vancouver: Today, cloudy. 60 percent chance of showers this afternoon....
Gaz Metro Postpones Extension of Natural Gas Pipelines to Quebec North Shore
Gaz Metro postpones pipeline expansion--MONTREAL - Gaz Metro is postponing its 450-kilometre extension of natural gas pipelines to Quebec's north shore region after feasibility studies concluded that weak market conditions for iron ore will make it difficult...
Guelph Cop Killed in Crash Remembered as a Fearless Woman Who Loved Her Job
Thousands remember Guelph cop killed in crash--GUELPH, Ont. - A young policewoman who achieved her childhood dream of joining the force only to have it cut short by a tragic car crash was remembered Thursday for her fearless approach to life and her...
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 5 P.M. ET Thursday, March 21
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory--Thursday, March 21, 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...
Heart Disease and Stroke Survivors Join Celebs in Red at Heart Truth Fashion Show
Red rules runway at Heart Truth Fashion Show--TORONTO - Ladies in red strutted, shimmied and sauntered down the runway on Thursday in a special style showcase aimed at promoting awareness about heart health.The Heart Truth Fashion Show made its return...
Hinchcliffe Says He's Simply Aiming for Consistency This IndyCar Season
Hinchcliffe simply aiming for consistency--TORONTO - It's tough to set personal goals in an unpredictable sport like auto racing, so James Hinchcliffe is just aiming for a little consistency. The IndyCar season has yet to start but the popular driver...
HKN-Sums
HKN-Sums--NHLBuffalo 5, Toronto 4 (SO)At Buffalo<strong>First Period</strong>1. Toronto, Bozak 9 (Kessel, Phaneuf) 8:48 (pp).2. Toronto, Kadri 12 (Kulemin, MacArthur) 10:04.3. Buffalo, Ennis 9 (Ott, Ehrhoff) 18:54.Penalties...
'Hurricane Hazel' Rips into All Parties over Mississauga Gas Plant Politics
McCallion rips into gas plants politics--TORONTO - Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion took all three parties to the woodshed Thursday over the cancellation of a gas plant in her city, slamming the Liberals for permitting the project in the first place...
Leaving It Late: Seidenberg Scores with 64 Seconds Left as Bruins Clip Sens 2-1
Seidenberg scores late as Bruins clip Sens--OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators should know better than to ever let up against the Boston Bruins.Dennis Seidenberg scored on a seeing-eye shot with 64 seconds left in regulation Thursday as Boston came back to...
Lucrative Broadcast Deal Means Stable Future for CFL, Commissioner Says
TSN and CFL reach new broadcast deal--TORONTO - CFL commissioner Mark Cohon believes the road to profitability for the league's two troubled southern Ontario teams is now significantly easier thanks to a lucrative new broadcast agreement.The deal with...
Lululemon Vows Transparency over See-Though Pants, Says Recall Will Hit Profits
Lululemon says recall will pinch profit--Lululemon Athletica Inc. (TSX:LLL), the Vancouver-based retailer of trendy workout gear, admits the recent recall of its black Luon pants will put the pinch on earnings this year, but says keeping customer loyalty...
Man, 45, Sentenced for 1983 Murder of 70-Year-Old Woman; No Parole until 2018
Man, 45, sentenced for killing woman when he was 15--SARNIA, Ont. - A 45-year-old man has been handed a life sentence with no chance of parole until 2018 for the first-degree murder of an elderly woman in southwestern Ontario three decades ago.Christopher...
Man Who Killed Cop with Snowplow 'Not Operating in Our World' Lawyer Says
Cop killer 'not operating in our world'--TORONTO - A barefoot man who killed a police officer with a stolen snowplow after a bizarre rampage through the streets two years ago had clearly lost his grip on reality, his first-degree murder trial heard Thursday.In...
Marauders' Defensive Lineman D'Aguilar Set to Impress at CFL Combine
D'Aguilar set to impress at CFL combine--TORONTO - Ben D'Aguilar won't hold anything back this weekend.The McMaster Marauders defensive end will attend the CFL combine eager to display the quickness and tenacity that made him Canadian university football's...
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. PDT Thursday 21 March 2013 for tonight and Friday. The next scheduled forecasts will be issued...
Mix and Match: Stitching Together Contrasting Fabrics on Day 4 of Fashion Week
Fabric mix and match on Day 4 of Fashion Week--TORONTO - No need to choose between wool, suede, leather or fur for your cool-weather coat of choice: stitching together multiple fabrics within one garment is emerging as a strong outerwear statement for...
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 Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (12,747.87 down 78.68 points):Denison Mines Corp. (TSX:DML). Miner....
Nova Scotia's Pinkney Earns Women's Final Berth at Senior Curling Championships
Pinkney into final at senior curling tourney--SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. - Rod MacDonald and his team stood by the near hog line, leaning on their brooms and pondering their next shot at the 2013 Canadian senior curling championships on Thursday.Eight stones...
Now a Player and Not Just a Fan, Cory Conacher Savours Return to ACC Ice
Conacher returns to rink he knew as a fan--TORONTO - Tampa Bay Lightning forward Cory Conacher knows the Air Canada Centre well but he saw it from an entirely new perspective Wednesday.In his younger years, Conacher, a native of Burlington, Ont., would...
Ontario Group Calls for Minimum Wage to Be Raised to $14 an Hour from $10.25
Ontario group calls for higher minimum wage--TORONTO - A mock $10 bill -- frozen in a block of ice -- was presented to a representative of Ontario's Ministry of Labour on Thursday afternoon in protest of the government's minimum wage freeze.The protest...
Ontario Premier Looking into Online Game Showing Bombing of Pipeline
Game showing pipeline bombing raises concerns--TORONTO - Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne says she'll be looking into an online game partially paid for and promoted by a taxpayer-funded broadcaster that shows the bombing of a gas pipeline.A blog post supporting...
Ottawa Budget Creates $241M Workfare Program for First Nations Youth
First Nations youth get $241M for training--OTTAWA - A major budget initiative to make social assistance for First Nations youth contingent on entering into a training program is likely to get a rough ride on reserves, the NDP says.Making good on a promise...
Ottawa Commits to Five More Years of Funding for Affordable Housing
Ottawa commits to long-term social housing--OTTAWA - The federal government has confirmed it will play a long-term role in affordable housing, ending several years of uncertainty over whether Ottawa would continue helping low-income families pay for...
Ottawa Seeks Co-Operation, but Prepared to Go It Alone on Securities Regulator
Ready to act alone on regulator, Ottawa says--OTTAWA - Finance Minister Jim Flaherty is sending out a notice that he is prepared to go it alone on establishing a national securities regulator if provinces won't agree.The declaration is contained in a...
Otters Overwhelm Shellfish Fisheries, First Nations on B.C.'S Coast
B.C.'s coast overcome with ornery otters--VANCOUVER - How many otters is too many?In the early 1900's, these adorable-but-ferocious predators were hunted to near extinction for their luxurious fur.With continual conservation efforts, the sea otter population...
Photo Advisory
Photo advisory--The Canadian Press picture advisory addition for Thursday, March 21, 2013.Daily coverage is provided by a combination of The Canadian Press staff and member papers. Entries with an estimated photo transmission time are staffed by The...
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:Friday, March 22E TIME SPT VIS HOME V+ V T H H+ O # U1 7:00p HKY PIT NYI 1.7 1.35 6.5 2.5 3.3 2 6.5 1.52 7:00p HKY CGY CLB 2.8 2 6 1.55 2.1 1.9...
Publisher of Yellow Pages Looking for New CEO as Company Transitions to Digital
Yellow Media searching for a new CEO--MONTREAL - The CEO of Yellow Media, the company that owns the Yellow Pages directories, is leaving as it continues to struggle with weak print revenues in a digital world.Yellow Media Ltd. (TSX:Y) is looking for...
Quebec Gov't Livid over Budget It Describes as 'Economic Sabotage' Exercise
Quebec gov't livid over 'economic sabotage' budget--QUEBEC - Quebec's sovereigntist government expressed fury Thursday over a budget it called a "frontal attack" on the province's economic interests.The provincial finance minister rattled off a list...
Quick Action by Doctors Save B.C. Man from Potentially-Deadly Snake Bite
Man saved from potentially-deadly snake bite--VANCOUVER - A B.C. man who suffered a potentially-deadly snake bite in Costa Rica -- that left him weeping tears of blood -- is recovering in a Vancouver hospital thanks to the quick work of a medical team...
RCAF Asked to Help Transport Three Toronto Zoo Elephants to California:Zoo Check
RCAF enlisted to relocate Toronto elephants--TORONTO - The Royal Canadian Air Force is considering a proposal to move three Toronto-based elephants to a new home in California, a national zoo watchdog said Thursday.Julie Woodyer, campaigns director with...
Retail Sales Up in January after Drop in December: Statistics Canada
Retail sales up in January: StatsCan--OTTAWA - Retail sales in Canada rose more than expected in January, but economists were cautious as they noted the gains came as shoppers paid higher prices and not because of increased volumes.Statistics Canada...
Saskatchewan Coroner Wants More Want Safety Programs for Immigrants
Coroner wants water safety for immigrants--SASKATOON - A coroner in Saskatchewan wants more water safety programs to target new Canadians after an immigrant man drowned.Muhammad Naqash Ali drowned at an aquatic centre in Saskatoon last June. The coroner...
Saskatchewan Premier Likes Job Training, Infrastructure Money in Federal Budget
Wall likes budget training, infrastructure--REGINA - Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall says overall, he likes what sees in the federal budget."We were hoping for some infrastructure support and additional Building Canada money. Here we see new Building...
Semafo Posts US$25.16 Million Loss in Q4 Due to Writeoff, Lower Revenue
Semafo dips in the red in Q4, full year--MONTREAL - Semafo Inc. (TSX:SMF) was in the red at the end of 2012 as it booked a huge loss on the sale of an investment in the fourth quarter and revenues weakened due to lower gold sales.The mining company,...
Supreme Court Allows Bank Overtime Lawsuits to Go Ahead as Class Action Cases
Bank overtime class-action cases to go ahead--OTTAWA - The Supreme Court of Canada has cleared the way for two class-action lawsuits against CIBC and Scotiabank seeking hundreds of millions of dollars for unpaid overtime to go ahead.The banks had sought...
Text of Finance Minister Jim Flaherty's 2013 Federal Budget Speech
Text of Flaherty's 2013 budget speech--OTTAWA - Here is the text of the budget speech delivered in the House of Commons by Finance Minister Jim Flaherty on Thursday:Mr. Speaker, I rise to present Canada's Economic Action Plan 2013.A plan for jobs, growth...
The Canadian Press News Agency Plans Full Coverage of Today's Federal Budget
Canadian Press plans full coverage of fed bgt--OTTAWA - Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty delivers his eighth budget today at about 4 p.m. ET, with a speech in the House of Commons.No new spending programs are expected as the Conservative government...
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Mar. 22
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Mar. 22--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Mar. 22 as of 8:53 p.m. ET:x-denotes wire, y-denotes picture, z-denotes graphics coverage.Copy from other events based on merit and availability. All times local...
The Canadian Press News Agenda for March 21
The Canadian Press News Agenda for March 21--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for March 21 as of 2:52 a.m. ET: x-denotes wire, y-denotes picture, z-denotes graphics coverage. Copy from other events based on merit and availability. All times...
The Canadian Press News Look-Ahead List from Sunday, March 24-30
The Canadian Press News Look-Ahead List from Sunday, March 24-30--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Sunday, March 24 to Saturday, March 30, 2013: x-denotes wire, y-denotes picture, z-denotes graphics coverage. Copy from other events based...
The Canadian Press News Look-Ahead List from Sunday, March 31-April 6
The Canadian Press News Look-Ahead List from Sunday, March 31-April 6--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Sunday, March 31 to Saturday, April 6, 2013: x-denotes wire, y-denotes picture, z-denotes graphics coverage. Copy from other events...
'The Croods' Gets Imaginative with the Prehistoric Era
'The Croods' takes creative liberties--TORONTO - The filmmakers behind the new 3-D animated feature "The Croods" admit they didn't exactly stick to palaeontology records when crafting the story of a primitive family's first trip away from home.For one...
'The Walking Dead' Shuffling towards Shocker: Showrunner Promises
'The Walking Dead' shuffles towards shocker--TORONTO - "The Walking Dead" has been zombie-shuffling towards an epic showdown for weeks.And when it finally comes, it'll feature a major shocker for fans, promises departing showrunner Glen Mazzara.The TV...
Thousands of Birds That Died in Collisions with Buildings on Display at the ROM
Dead birds on display at Toronto museum--TORONTO - A museum exhibit featuring the corpses of thousands of birds killed while travelling Toronto's skies is meant to raise awareness of the perils facing the city's feathered residents, organizers said Thursday.More...
Toronto FC Players Bare Bums and Bond during Light-Hearted Training Session
Toronto FC players bare bums and bond--TORONTO - It was literally bottoms up Thursday as a depleted Toronto FC squad wrapped up a light-hearted but enthusiastic training session.A group of the MLS team's midfielders had emerged as losers of a frenetic...
Toronto Stock Market Moves Negative as Crude Oil Prices Weaken
North American markets face Cyprus troubles--TORONTO - North American markets weakened on Thursday as worries over a fast-approaching deadline for the debt woes in Cyprus intensified, overshadowing economic data on both sides of the border.The S&P/TSX...
TSX-Listed Corporate Dividends and Distributions Declared March 21
TSX-listed corporate dividends, distributions--TORONTO - Dividends or distributions were declared or updated on the following listed issues on the Toronto Stock Exchange on March 21, 2013.<Ridgewood Cdn Investment Grade Bond Fnd Tr (TSX:RIB.UN): $0.053....
TV Critic Star-Struck during Encounter with Childhood Hero from 'Rocketship 7'
TV critic star-struck by 'Rocketship 7' hero--A long, long time ago, in a place that seems far away, children could turn on TV sets in the morning and be greeted by a trusted friend.Sometimes these friends were in every neighbourhood across the country,...
Two Atlantic Provinces Show Some Interest in Federal Government Skills Program
Skills offer mulled over in Atlantic Canada--Two Atlantic provinces left open the possibility of participating in a new program announced Thursday in the federal budget that would provide skills training for Canadian workers.But Nova Scotia Finance Minister...
Unreliable Tallies of Ferry Survivors Didn't Affect Search: Coast Guard Captain
Coast guard captain recalls ferry search--VANCOUVER - The confusion over whether the Queen of the North's passengers were all accounted for after the ferry sank off the northern coast of British Columbia didn't affect the search for potential survivors,...
Vancouver's B.C. Place Stadium to Host Final of 2015 Women's World Cup
Vancouver to host 2015 Women's WCup final--VANCOUVER - B.C. Place Stadium will be the site of the first-ever World Cup soccer final played on artificial turf.The 55,000-seat venue was named as the site of the championship game for the 2015 Women's World...
Wireless Carrier Wind Mobile Up for Sale and Bidders Are Original Owners: Source
VimpelCom to sell Wind Mobile: source--Small wireless carrier Wind Mobile, part of a wave of new companies offering more cellphone competition, is being put up for sale by VimpelCom, its Dutch telecom owner.Wind Mobile founder Anthony Lacavera and Egyptian...
With 2015 Deficit Goal in Sight, Flaherty Seeks out Tax Cheats, Hopes for Growth
Flaherty holds line to hit deficit target--OTTAWA - The new federal budget keeps the Harper government's Holy Grail of eliminating the deficit in time for the next election within reach, but getting there will now depend as much on good fortune as on...
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