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Articles from September 9, 2013

2013 NHL Pre-Season Schedule
2013 NHL Exhibition Schedule--NEW YORK, N.Y. - The 2013 National Hockey League exhibition schedule as announced by the league (all times Eastern; ss_split squad):Saturday's gamesWashington vs. Winnipeg (at Belleville, Ont.), 7 p.m.Edmonton (ss) at Calgary...
B.C. Lions GM Wally Buono Still Looking for Improvements after Buck Pierce Trade
BC still looking to improve after Pierce trade--SURREY, B.C. - B.C. Lions general manager Wally Buono says he's not finished looking for possible roster revisions following the acquisition of veteran quarterback Buck Pierce."Are we gonna stop (trying)...
B.C. NDP Group to Launch Forward Agenda Ahead of November Convention
B.C. NDP group pushes Forward agenda--VICTORIA - A grassroots movement from within British Columbia's dejected New Democratic Party launched an effort Monday to rebuild the political party and place modern-thinking people in positions of power at the...
B.C. Teachers Say Government Didn't Comply with Court Order over Class Size
B.C. teachers take government back to court--VANCOUVER - The B.C. government thumbed its nose at a court order and instituted only a "sham repeal" of legislation that the B.C. Supreme Court concluded violated teachers' rights to bargain, a lawyer representing...
B.C. Union Leaders Join Clark's Bid to Train Thousands of LNG Workers
LNG jobs trump politics, say BC unions--VICTORIA - Some of British Columbia's most powerful labour leaders are pledging to work with Premier Christy Clark's Liberal government and the energy industry to help thousands of B.C. workers land jobs in what...
Buck Pierce Isn't Saying Goodbye to Winnipeg despite Joining the B.C. Lions
Buck Pierce off to BC but says Winnipeg home--WINNIPEG - Buck Pierce says he's being given another chance to play the game he loves with the B.C. Lions, but it still hurts to leave the Blue Bombers and his adopted home of Winnipeg.Pierce, who spent 3...
Business News as of 5 P.M. ET
Business News as of 5 p.m. ET--MONDAY, SEPT. 9, 2013 at 5 p.m ET.BUSINESS NEWS ADVISORY2Here are the top Business News stories from The Canadian Press as of 5 p.m. ET. Times are Eastern unless otherwise stated. Coverage plans are included when available....
Calgary Flames Goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff Announces His Retirement
Flames goalie Miikka Kiprusoff retires--CALGARY - After a summer of reflection, Miikka Kiprusoff decided to stick with his original plan.The Calgary Flames goaltender announced his retirement from the NHL on Monday, a move that was expected by both the...
Canadian Press Coverage Plans for Sept. 11 Release of National Household Survey Data
Canadian Press plans for NHS survey Sept. 11--On Wednesday, Sept. 11, Statistics Canada will issue the final batch of data from its new National Household Survey - the information formerly released in the long-form census survey. The Canadian Press will...
Canucks Co-Owner Aquilini Settles Divorce Just as Trial to Start
Canucks co-owner Aquilini settles divorce--VANCOUVER - An explosive divorce trial that had the potential to reveal intimate personal and financial details about Francesco Aquilini, a co-owner of the Vancouver Canucks hockey team and a member of one of...
CFLPA Says It Considers Hervey Comments to Be Inappropriate and Contrary to CBA
CFLPA says it's upset with player criticism--STONEY CREEK, Ont. - The Canadian Football League Players' Association said Monday that it considers recent comments by Edmonton Eskimos general manager Ed Hervey to be "both inappropriate and contrary to...
CPP Investment Board, Ares to Buy U.S. Retailer Neiman Marcus for US$6 Billion
CPPIB, Ares confirm deal for Neiman Marcus--TORONTO - A US$6-billion deal for American luxury retailer Neiman Marcus comes at a good time because the strengthening U.S. economy provides opportunities for growth, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board...
Crown Wants No Parole for 40 Years in Deadly Edmonton Armoured Car Heist
Hefty sentence urged for armoured car shooting--EDMONTON - An Edmonton judge is to decide whether an armoured car guard who killed three co-workers and injured a fourth will be the first person in Canada to receive the harshest sentence since the death...
David Peterson Named Chair of Pan American Games Organizing Committee
David Peterson named Pan Am Games chair--TORONTO - Former Ontario premier David Peterson helped bring the 2015 Pan American Games to Toronto.His next task is to take things to the finish line.Peterson, who served as premier between 1985 and 1990, was...
Despite Rise of 'Inner Ninja,' Singer David Myles Knows He Still Has Miles to Go
David Myles knows he still has miles to go--TORONTO - David Myles looks long.That's not just a physical assessment of the tall, gangly 32-year-old singer-songwriter, who cuts an atypical figure for someone who has won one of Canada's top hip-hop music...
Editorial Exchange: Botched Purchase of Cyclone Choppers Sign of Busted Procurement Process
Editorial Exchange: Botched purchase of Cyclone choppers sign of busted procurement process--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Sept. 9:Those who were distressed by the federal government's botched attempt at shopping for F-35 stealth fighter...
Editorial Exchange: Pauline Marois Shows Ignorance of Canada
Editorial Exchange: Pauline Marois shows ignorance of Canada--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Sept. 8:We knew that Quebec Premier Pauline Marois was a small-minded and cynical politician. Her latest salvo in defence of the idea of a Charter...
Editorial Exchange: SMU Fiasco a Failure of Leadership
Editorial Exchange: SMU fiasco a failure of leadership--An editorial from the Halifax Chronicle-Herald, published Sept. 6:Saint Mary's University, its administration and student leaders have been harshly criticized after an online video showed a group...
Editorial Exchange: Time to Speak Up
Editorial Exchange: Time to speak up--An editorial from the Prince George Citizen, published Sept. 9:The worst problem with suicide is that even the act of talking about it, just to discuss ways to prevent it, gets people thinking about killing themselves.Recently,...
Editorial Exchange: We're Not Immune
Editorial Exchange: We're not immune--An editorial from the St. John's Telegram, published Sept. 6:Why should we care about the ever-growing construction and politics scandal in Quebec? After all, it's a different province and a different set of rules,...
Edmonton's Muttart Conservatory Attracts Visitors with Rare, Quirky Plant Life
Conservatory goes quirky to attract visitors--EDMONTON - This isn't your grandmother's flower garden.Edmonton's Muttart Conservatory, an architectural gem consisting of four giant, shimmering glass pyramids, is home to just over 800 species of plants...
Entertainment News as of 5 P.M. Monday, Sept. 9
Entertainment News Advisory--Monday, Sept. 9, 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 Forecasts for Alberta and Northeastern British Columbia Issued by Environment Canada
Extended forecasts for Alberta and northeastern British Columbia issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday for Alberta issued by Environment Canada at 15:30 mdt Monday 9 September 2013.City...
Extended Forecasts for British Columbia Issued by Environment Canada
Extended forecasts for British Columbia issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday for British Columbia issued by Environment Canada at 05:00 pdt Monday 9 September 2013.Metro Vancouver: Wednesday,...
Extended Weather Forecast for the Maritimes Issued by Environment Canada
Extended weather forecast for the Maritimes issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday for the Maritimes and Iles de la Madeleine issued by Environment Canada at 05:00 adt Monday 9 September...
Extended Weather for Ontario Issued by Environment Canada
Extended weather for Ontario issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday for Ontario issued by Environment Canada at 05:00 edt Monday 9 September 2013.City of Toronto: Wednesday, a mix of sun...
Extended Weather for Ontario Issued by Environment Canada
Extended weather for Ontario issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday for Ontario issued by Environment Canada at 15:30 edt Monday 9 September 2013.City of Toronto: Wednesday, a mix of sun...
Extended Weather for Saskatchewan Issued by Environment Canada
Extended weather for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada at 04:30 cst Monday 9 September 2013.City of Regina: Wednesday, sunny....
Extended Weather for Saskatchewan Issued by Environment Canada
Extended weather for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada at 15:30 cst Monday 9 September 2013.City of Regina: Wednesday, sunny....
Feds Discuss Common Emissions Standards with U.S. for Oil and Gas Sector
Feds seek U.S. deal on oil, gas emissions--OTTAWA - Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver says Canada wants to collaborate with the United States on common emissions targets for oil-sands extraction, fracking and other non-conventional sources of oil...
First Responder Still Disturbed by 'Soul-Destroying' Sight of Starved Boy
Starvation death inquest hears 911 call--TORONTO - The first emergency crews to find the body of a boy so skeletal he looked like a starving third-world child are still deeply disturbed by the "soul-destroying" sight more than 10 years later, a coroner's...
Firth Not Interested in Impersonation for West Memphis Three Tale 'Devil's Knot'
Firth not interested in impersonation--TORONTO - Colin Firth doesn't believe in impersonation.Not for his Oscar-winning performance in "The King's Speech," nor for his latest real-life role as an Arkansas investigator in the West Memphis Three drama,...
Ford Brothers Were Offered Many Chances to Respond to Drug Allegations: Papers
Star, Globe defend stories on Ford brothers--TORONTO - Canada's two largest newspapers defended their reporting of drug allegations against Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and his councillor brother Monday, saying they took every step possible to ensure the stories...
Forecast for Alberta and Northeastern British Columbia Issued by Environment Canada
Forecast for Alberta and northeastern British Columbia issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for Alberta issued by Environment Canada at 16:00 mdt Monday 9 September 2013.City of Calgary: Today, sunny. High 24. UV index 5 or moderate.Okotoks - High...
Forecast for Manitoba Issued by Environment Canada
Forecast for Manitoba issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for Manitoba issued by Environment Canada at 11:00 cdt Monday 9 September 2013.City of Winnipeg: Today, cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 22. Tonight, clearing this evening. Low...
Forecast for Newfoundland and Labrador Issued by Environment Canada
Forecast for Newfoundland and Labrador issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday for Labrador issued by Environment Canada at 16:00 ndt Monday 9 September 2013.St. John's - Bonavista Peninsula:...
Forecast for Northwestern Ontario Issued by Environment Canada
Forecast for Northwestern Ontario issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for Northwestern and Northern Ontario issued by Environment Canada at 11:30 edt Monday 9 September 2013.City of Thunder Bay, Superior West: Today, cloudy. Showers at times heavy...
Forecast for Ontario Issued by Environment Canada
Forecast for Ontario issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for Ontario issued by Environment Canada at 11:00 edt Monday 9 September 2013.City of Toronto: Today, a mix of sun and cloud. High 22. UV index 6 or high. Tonight, partly cloudy. Low 18. Tuesday,...
Forecast for Ontario Issued by Environment Canada
Forecast for Ontario issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for Ontario issued by Environment Canada at 15:30 edt Monday 9 September 2013.City of Toronto: Today, a mix of sun and cloud. 40 percent chance of showers in the morning with risk of thunderstorms....
Forecast for Saskatchewan Issued by Environment Canada
Forecast for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada at 11:00 cst Monday 9 September 2013.City of Regina: Today, mainly cloudy. High 22. UV index 4 or moderate. Tonight, clearing this evening....
Forecast for Saskatchewan Issued by Environment Canada
Forecast for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada at 16:00 cst Monday 9 September 2013.City of Regina: Today, sunny. Wind becoming northwest 20 km-h near noon. High 23. UV index 5 or moderate.City...
Forecast for the Maritimes Issued by Environment Canada
Forecast for the Maritimes issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for the Maritimes issued by Environment Canada at 11:00 adt Monday 9 September 2013.Halifax Metro and Halifax County West, Halifax County - east of Porters Lake, Lunenburg County: Today,...
Forecast for the Maritimes Issued by Environment Canada
Forecast for the Maritimes issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for the Maritimes issued by Environment Canada at 16:00 adt Monday 9 September 2013.Halifax Metro and Halifax County West, Halifax County - east of Porters Lake, Lunenburg 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 Monday 9 September 2013.City of Thunder Bay, Superior West: Today, a few showers ending near...
Forecasts for Alberta and Northeastern British Columbia Issued by Environment Canada
Forecasts for Alberta and northeastern British Columbia issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for Alberta issued by Environment Canada at 11:00 mdt Monday 9 September 2013.City of Calgary: Today, mainly sunny. Wind northwest 30 km-h. High 23. UV index...
Forecasts for the Columbia, Central Interior and Peace River Regions of B.C. Issued by Environment Canada
Forecasts for The Columbia, Central Interior and Peace River Regions of B.C. issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for the Columbia, the Central Interior and the Peace River districts of British Columbia issued by Environment Canada at 16:00 mdt Monday...
Forecasts for 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 pdt Monday 9 September 2013.Okanagan Valley:...
Forecasts for Yukon and Northwestern British Columbia Issued by Environment Canada
Forecasts for Yukon and northwestern British Columbia issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for Yukon and northwestern British Columbia issued by Environment Canada at 11:00 pdt Monday 9 September 2013.Whitehorse: Today, a mix of sun and cloud. Wind...
Franco Sought to Portray Extreme but Relatable Situations in 'Child of God'
Franco went for extremes in 'Child of God'--TORONTO - There's no doubt that James Franco's "Child of God" is likely to shock and even disturb a good many viewers.But the actor-turned-filmmaker never planned on making a crowd-pleaser anyway -- he wanted...
Freeze Employment Insurance Premiums for Three Years, Boost Jobs: Flaherty
EI premiums to be frozen for three years--OTTAWA - Employers and workers will get a small break over the next three years as the Conservative government freezes employment insurance premiums at the current level.Planned rate increases are no longer necessary...
French Film 'The Finishers' Moves Audiences at Toronto Film Fest
French film 'Finishers' moves TIFF audiences--TORONTO - Who knew that tears could be a sartorial hazard at the Toronto International Film Festival?But French director Nils Tavernier confronted just such a situation after his uplifting drama "The Finishers"...
Gabriel Resources Stock Plunges amid Possible Setback in Romanian Mine
Gabriel stock down amid Romania troubles--TORONTO - Gabriel Resources Ltd. is facing a potentially crippling blow in its long battle to bring the Rosia Montana gold mine into production after Romania's prime minister suggested the project would not get...
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 5 P.M. ET Monday, Sept. 9
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory--Monday, Sept. 9, 2013HEALTH-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 to Andrea...
'How to Feed a Family' Cookbook Arises out of Sweet Potato Chronicles Website
Cookbook grows from Sweet Potato Chronicles blog--TORONTO - The relentlessness of daily meal preparation, along with a thirst for nutritional knowledge to boost their children's health, led two urban moms with successful careers in the fashion industry...
Isaac Mizrahi Brings Affordable Chic to Canada with Exclusive Collection
Mizrahi brings affordable chic to Canada--TORONTO - His luxurious creations have been worn by A-list stars and presidential wives, but with his latest fashion endeavour, Isaac Mizrahi is bringing his brand of affordable chic to the masses north of the...
'I Was Definitely Very Lucky:' Man Uses Cellphone to Fend off Polar Bear
Man fends off polar bear with his cellphone--CHURCHILL, Man. - A man who used his cellphone to scare off a 180-kilogram polar bear says he's lucky to be alive with only a few superficial puncture wounds and scratches.Garett Kolsun was walking home early...
Joseph Boyden Has Always Wanted to Write Giller Follow-Up 'The Orenda'
Joseph Boyden was 'meant to write' new novel--TORONTO - Acclaimed author Joseph Boyden says his highly anticipated new novel, "The Orenda," closes a chapter on a goal he's had his entire life.On sale Tuesday, the story is an arresting fictional look...
Jude Law Savours Getting Down and Dirty in TIFF Pick 'Dom Hemingway'
Jude Law savours getting dirty in 'Hemingway'--TORONTO - Leave it to Jude Law to make profanity sound like poetry.At a Toronto International Film Festival press conference Monday, the dapper 40-year-old British actor held court on his new comic caper...
July Building Permits Totalled $8 Billion, Up 20.7 per Cent from June
Value of building permits jumped in July--OTTAWA - Statistics Canada reports that contractors took out building permits worth $8 billion in July, up 20.7 per cent from June -- the sixth gain in seven months.The July increase came mainly from higher construction...
Liberals Promise Performance Standards, Fines for Nova Scotia Power
Nova Scotia Power in Liberal crosshairs again--HALIFAX - Liberal Leader Stephen McNeil is training his sights squarely on Nova Scotia Power early in the provincial election campaign with a promise Monday that would bring the utility to heel if it fails...
Loonie Climbs on Positive Chinese Exports Data, Canadian Permits Figures
Loonie climbs on Chinese export data--TORONTO - The loonie climbed Monday, boosted by better-than-expected export data out of the world's second-largest economy.The Canadian dollar was ahead 0.33 of a cent to 96.40 cents US.Overnight, data showed that...
Mac's Promises $54 Million Investment If Ontario Allows Booze Sales
Mac's offers jobs if Ont. allows booze sales--TORONTO - Mac's Convenience Stores Inc. is promising to invest $54 million dollars to build 27 new convenience stores in Ontario if convenience stores are granted the right to sell alcohol in the province."(The...
Maine Governor Voices Support for Energy East Pipeline Project across Canada
Maine governor lends support to pipeline--LA MALBAIE, Qc - The governor of Maine is lending his support to TransCanada's proposed west-east pipeline, saying his state would welcome Alberta's oil.The transportation of crude was a key issue as the New...
Major Drilling Q1 Profit Tumbles to $1.5M as Quarterly Revenue More Than Halved
Major Drilling Q1 revenue, profit tumbles--MONCTON, N.B. - Major Drilling Group International Inc. (TSX:MDI) is citing a slowdown in the mining industry for a big drop in revenue and earnings in its fiscal 2014 first quarter.The New Brunswick-based contract...
Man Who Stabbed Cougar with Spear Used 'Significant Amount of Bravery': Officer
Cougar that attacked B.C. woman found dead--VANCOUVER - A British Columbia conservation officer is marvelling at a man's bravery for attacking a cougar with nothing but a spear as the cat was mauling his partner."I'm pretty sure that this is the first...
Montreal-Area Vinyl Record Company Says It's Doing a Booming Business
Vinyl record firm doing booming business--SAINT-LAMBERT, Que. - Philippe Dubuc plunges his hands into one of his six old machines used to press vinyl records, trying to find out why it's not working.A production slowdown is the last thing he wants to...
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 Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (12,854.64 up 33.72 points):Gabriel Resources Ltd. (TSX:GBU). Miner....
Mulcair, Wall Meet; Agree on Senate Abolition, Disagree Elsewhere
Mulcair, Wall meet, agree on Senate--REGINA - After trading barbs in the media, federal NDP Leader Tom Mulcair and Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall have had their first face-to-face meeting _ and it appears they will agree to disagree.Mulcair and Wall...
Nelson Mandela Saw Clip of 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,' Says Naomie Harris
Mandela saw clip of biopic, says star--TORONTO - The team behind the much-anticipated film "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" got the ultimate stamp of approval when the ailing former South African president saw some of it -- and thought he was watching...
New Canadian Soccer Head Coach Benito Floro Rips Players at Practice
New Canadian soccer coach rips players at practice--OLIVA, Spain - In their first training camp under new head coach Benito Floro, the Canadian men's soccer team has been mostly treated to a man with a calm, calculating demeanour.Until Monday.A day after...
Ontario Update
---(Ont-Legislature-Resumes)The Liberal government is kicking off the start of the fall session of the legislature with action to create an independent financial watchdog.Finance Minister Charles Sousa says he'll introduce legislation today to create...
PC Leader Tim Hudak Says He Didn't Approve Controversial Housing Allowance
Hudak: I didn't approve housing expense--TORONTO - Ontario's Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak firmly denied Monday that he had approved a controversial housing allowance claimed by his finance critic, who was fired after refusing to pay the...
Photo Advisory Addition
Photo advisory addition--The Canadian Press picture advisory addition for Monday, Sept. 9, 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...
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:Tuesday, September 10E TIME SPT VIS HOME V+ V T H H+ O # U43 7:00p BBL KC CLE 2.50 1.80 2.50 1.60 2.00 1.80 8.5 1.6044 7:00p BBL NYY BAL 2.40...
Quebec Coming-of-Age Tale 'Gabrielle' Seeks to Charm Audiences at Toronto Fest
'Gabrielle' seeks to charm audiences--TORONTO - Quebec filmmaker Louise Archambault admits her province's tight-knit film community may seem a little incestuous.The francophone director lands at the Toronto International Film Festival with her coming-of-age...
Quebec's Controversial 'Values' Plan Set to Be Released
Quebec's 'values' plan to be released tomorrow--After more than a year of speculation and increasingly heated debate, the Quebec government will release its proposals Tuesday for a "values charter" that would restrict religious clothing.The Parti Quebecois...
Recipes from 'How to Feed a Family: The Sweet Potato Chronicles Cookbook'
Recipes from 'How to Feed a Family'--The following kid-friendly recipes are from "How to Feed a Family: The Sweet Potato Chronicles Cookbook" by Laura Keogh and Ceri Marsh.Mini Kale and Parmesan Quiche with Phyllo Pastry CrustLaura Keogh writes that...
Regina Teen Who Killed over Wrong Shirt Colour Sentenced to Seven Years
Teen gets 7 years for killing over wrong shirt--REGINA - A Regina teenager who pleaded guilty to manslaughter for killing a man over the colour of his shirt has been sentenced to seven years in prison.Brendan Keewatin agreed to be sentenced as an adult,...
Reichardt Sees Parallels to WikiLeaks Whistleblower in Her Eco-Terrorism Film
Reichardt sees Manning parallels in her film--TORONTO - Director Kelly Reichardt sees eerie parallels between Chelsea Manning and the troubled hero of her eco-thriller "Night Moves," screening at the Toronto International Film Festival.Reichardt's script...
Richardson GMP Has Deal to Buy Macquarie Group's Retail Business for $132M
Richardson to buy Macquarie's Canadian assets--TORONTO - Richardson GMP Ltd., Canada's largest independent wealth management firm, is acquiring the Macquarie Group's Canadian retail business for $132 million.Richardson said in announcing the deal Monday...
Sandra Bullock: Acting in Space Thriller 'Gravity' Was like Cirque Du Soleil
Bullock: 'Gravity' was like Cirque du Soleil--TORONTO - Sandra Bullock says acting in the mind-blowing 3D space thriller "Gravity" was "more like being a part of Cirque du Soleil" than acting in a regular film.Directed by Alfonso Cuaron, "Gravity" features...
Saskatchewan Says Multiple Sclerosis Liberation Therapy Clinical Trial Cancelled
Multiple sclerosis liberation trial cancelled--REGINA - A clinical trial for the so-called liberation treatment for multiple sclerosis has been cancelled.Saskatchewan had planned to put up $2.2 million to have 86 patients take part in the trial at a...
Saskatoon Judge Allows Murder Trial to See Videotaped Confession
Court shown video confession at murder trial--SASKATOON - A Saskatoon judge has allowed a court to see a video-taped conversation in which an American man admits shooting his ex-girlfriend and her boyfriend.George Allgood, 48, of Baltimore, is charged...
Sex Offender Paxton Seemed Indifferent in Group Counselling: Social Worker
Sex offender unco-operative in group sessions--CALGARY - A social worker says convicted sex offender Dustin Paxton feigned indifference during group counselling sessions but exerted a great deal of control over other members of the addiction group.Lori...
SNC-Lavalin Working to Restore Reputation, Executive Tells Fraud Conference
SNC-Lavalin working to restore reputation--MONTREAL - SNC-Lavalin is working hard to become an ethical benchmark for its industry by correcting the problems that have damaged the engineering company's reputation over the past 18 months, its chief compliance...
Spezza Would Welcome Responsibility of Succeeding Alfredsson as Senators Captain
Spezza would welcome Senators' captaincy--As surprised as he was by Daniel Alfredsson leaving the Ottawa Senators, Jason Spezza talked with the former captain enough to not be shocked."I could understand some of his reasoning and wish him the best,"...
Staff at Alberta Long-Term Care Home Find Mice Nibbling Dementia Patient's Face
Staff find mice nibbling patient's face--LETHBRIDGE, Alta. - A health-care advocacy group says a dementia patient at a long-term care home in southern Alberta is recovering after a staff member found mice nibbling at her face.Friends of Medicare says...
Start-Up Problems Delay Production from Cameco's Cigar Lake Mine into 2014
Cameco says Cigar Lake project delayed--SASKATOON - Cameco Corp.'s long-delayed Cigar Lake uranium mine in Saskatchewan won't begin producing until early 2014 because of some glitches it encountered during the startup process.The company had expected...
Strapped for Cash, Alberta Armoured Car Guard Executed Murderous Heist
Armoured guard had 26 cents when he planned heist--EDMONTON - Travis Baumgartner was 21 and already heavily in debt.He owed $58,000 on his new pickup truck, his mother was on his case for rent and he owed at least two friends money.He had a grand total...
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Monday, Sept 9
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Monday, Sept 9--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Sep. 9 as of 2:57 a.m. ET: x-denotes wire, y-denotes picture, z-denotes graphics coverage. Copy from other events based on merit and availability. All...
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Tuesday, Sept. 10
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Sept. 10--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Tuesday, Sept. 10 as of 9 p.m: x-denotes wire, y-denotes picture, z-denotes graphics coverage. Copy from other events based on merit and availability. All times...
Top Atlantic News
Top Atlantic News--Here are the Top Atlantic News stories from The Canadian Press as of 4 p.m. AT. All times are local unless otherwise stated. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are subject to change as news develops. This advisory...
Toronto FC Trades Argentine Striker Urruti to Portland, More Moves to Come
Toronto FC trades Urruti to Portland--TORONTO - It didn't take long for the first shoe to drop in the wake of Kevin Payne's dismissal from the Toronto FC front office.On Monday, just days after Payne was fired as the MLS team's president and general...
TSX, U.S. Indexes Close Higher on Positive Chinese Export Data, BlackBerry Lift
TSX close higher on positive China news--TORONTO - The Toronto stock market advanced Monday, pushed by gains in the metals and mining sector amid positive news from Asia's two largest economies.The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 33.72 points at...
University of B.C. Drops Support of Freshmen Events after Sex-Assault Chant
Freshmen events no longer supported by UBC--VANCOUVER - The dean of commerce at the University of British Columbia has pulled his support for an annual first-year orientation event overt a chant endorsing non-consensual sex.The chant was allegedly made...
Unknown Band Plays Montreal Salsa Club, Turns out to Be Arcade Fire
Surprise show by Arcade Fire in Montreal--MONTREAL - When Eric Smith of Ottawa checked his favourite music blog Monday morning, he and his wife jumped in the car for a two-hour drive with a hastily organized destination: a Montreal salsa club.The reason?...
World's Largest Online Crowdfunding Platform Now Officially Open to Canadians
Kickstarter now open to Canadians--TORONTO - Canadian entrepreneurs seeking financial support got a boost Monday as the world's largest online crowdfunding platform officially moved north of the border.New York-based Kickstarter launched in Canada amidst...
Wynne Warns of Fall Election If Opposition Won't Agree to Pass Some Legislation
Wynne says fall election if no co-operation--TORONTO - Premier Kathleen Wynne kicked off the fall session of the Ontario legislature Monday by warning she'll call an election if the Opposition keeps preventing any bills from being passed."I'm not going...

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