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A Chronology of Controversies Involving Toronto Mayor Rob Ford
Chronology of Rob Ford controversies--TORONTO - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been embroiled in a series of controversies since before he was elected to the city's top job in October 2010. Here are some of the more notable moments that made headlines:Aug....
Advisory
---Here is the Central Canada calendar for Thursday, Oct. 31, 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, ext. 2159.Stations...
Alberta Couple Sentenced to 20 Months for Abusing Mentally Handicapped Relative
Pair who abused relative sentenced to 20 months--EDMONTON - They called it a "jail cell," a makeshift cage in a garage made of chicken wire and blankets, trimmed with sharp nails so the mentally handicapped woman wouldn't try to escape.Inside, police...
Alberta's Redford Slams Brakes on Bill to Take Control of Regional Planning
Alberta slams brakes on municipal planning bill--EDMONTON - Alberta Premier Alison Redford slammed the brakes Thursday on a provincewide regional planning bill amid concerns it would gut local authority and give her government absolute control.Redford...
Alleged Human Trafficking Victim Made Up Story to Stay in Canada: Defence
Human trafficking claims made up: defence--VANCOUVER - A young woman whose life in her native Tanzania was marked by poverty and hardship was so desperate to stay in Canada that she fabricated allegations she was tricked into leaving her home and forced...
Avocado and Perilla Shake and Curry with Watercress Feature Leafy Greens
Shake and curry feature leafy greens--Susan Sampson includes recipes for drinks, salads, side dishes, breakfast items and main courses in her new book, "The Complete Leafy Greens Cookbook."She developed the 250 recipes to give people ideas on how to...
Barrick Gold Suspends Construction at Pascua-Lama, Cuts 2014 Capital Budget
Barrick Gold suspends Pascua-Lama project--Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX) hit pause on its troubled Pascua-Lama project on Thursday as it moved to rein in costs in the face of lower gold prices and other problems at a mine under construction high in the...
B.C. Judge Grounds Radio-Controlled Planes at Grassy, Okanagan Airstrip
B.C. judge grounds radio-controlled planes--KELOWNA, B.C. - There'll be a little less buzz and a little less whine in the air of the Okanagan community of Lake Country following a ruling by a B.C. Supreme Court judge.Justice Frank Cole has issued an...
B.C. Lions Look for More Bang from Their Buck against Calgary Stampeders
Pierce looking to buck odds for B.C. Lions--VANCOUVER - The B.C. Lions are looking for more bang from their Buck on Friday as they host the Calgary Stampeders in the final game of the CFL regular season for both teams.Fresh off a strong relief appearance...
Be Aware of Impact of Unsecured Debts When Shopping for Mortgage, Expert Says
Tips for first-timers on buying a new home--VICTORIA - Historically low mortgage rates are encouraging more people to enter the real estate market. While rates are important when it comes to buying a home, there are more questions first-time home buyers...
Belize Police Say Vancouver Woman Stabbed to Death in Suspected Robbery
Vancouver woman murdered in Belize robbery--VANCOUVER - Police in the Central American country of Belize are investigating the bloody stabbing death of a Vancouver woman.Officers were called to the ocean-front community of Consejo Shores on Tuesday night...
Bombardier CEO Says CSeries on Track despite Only Four Test Flights in Six Weeks
Bombardier says CSeries testing going well--MONTREAL - Bombardier's CSeries testing program remains on track even though the next-generation airliner has had only three more test flights since the jet flew for the first time in mid-September, the company...
Business News as of 3 P.M. ET
Business News as of 3 p.m. ET--THURSDAY, OCT. 31, 2013 at 3 p.m. ET.BUSINESS NEWS ADVISORYHere are the top Business News stories from The Canadian Press as of 3 p.m.ET. Times are Eastern unless otherwise stated. Coverage plans are included when available....
Canada's Walk off the Earth Tell Story Behind YouTube Award-Nominated Video
Walk Off the Earth up for YouTube Award--TORONTO - When Walk Off the Earth recruited Canadian beat-boxing champion Terry (KRNFX) Im to appear in one of their meticulously crafted YouTube videos, it's possible he didn't know quite what he was getting...
Canadian Earnings Declared Thursday: Barrick Gold, Bombardier, Cogeco Cable
Canadian earnings declared Thursday: Barrick Gold, Bombardier--TORONTO - Canadian earnings declared Thursday:Alamos Gold Inc. (TSX:AGI): Third-quarter ended Sept. 30, 2013, US$9.2 million, seven cents per diluted share; 2012, US$25.8 million, 21 cents...
Canadian Tightrope Walker Jay Cochrane Dies of Cancer at Age 69
Tightrope walker Jay Cochrane dead at 69--TORONTO - Celebrated Canadian tightrope walker Jay Cochrane died Wednesday in Niagara Falls, Ont., at the age of 69.A tribute on Cochrane's website to the man dubbed ''The Prince of the Air'' says he died from...
Clock Ticking for Figure Skater Reynolds as He Deals with Equipment Issues
Clock ticking for figure skater Reynolds--Canada's Kevin Reynolds was hoping to use his breakthrough year on the men's figure skating circuit as a springboard for greater success during the current Olympic season.Instead, equipment issues have forced...
Consumers Seeking New Greens Will Be Inspired by 'Leafy Greens Cookbook'
Eat your greens: Book explores dozens of types--TORONTO - Susan Sampson has always loved greens. In a spirit of adventure, the food writer decided to explore "the wide world of wonderful greens" and develop a comprehensive guide."The Complete Leafy Greens...
Contested Judge Already Has Office at Supreme Court, despite Nomination Challenge
Contested judge already has Supreme Court office--OTTAWA - The Supreme Court of Canada's newest nominee already has an office amongst his colleagues despite the fact that his appointment is being contested in court.Two sources tell The Canadian Press...
CSIS Info Sharing with Eavesdropping Agency Concerns Spy Watchdog
Spy info sharing concerns CSIS watchdog--OTTAWA - Sensitive information gathered by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service could be abused by Canada's allies due to lax sharing policies, says a federal review agency.In its annual report, the watchdog...
D.C. United Declines Its Option on Canadian International Dwayne De Rosario
D.C. United declines its option on De Rosario--WASHINGTON - D.C. United is parting ways with Canadian international Dwayne De Rosario after declining to pick up its option on the 2011 Major League Soccer player of the year.The team is in rebuilding mode...
Denis Savard Looking to Win Breeders' Cup Sprint with Private Zone
Another Cup? Savard enters horse in Breeders'--ARCADIA, Calif. - Some 20 years after winning the Stanley Cup with the Montreal Canadiens, Denis Savard is hoping to hoist another prestigious trophy this weekend.The Hockey Hall of Famer owns a share of...
'Duck Dynasty: Battle of the Beards' Top Paid iPhone App in Canada
'Duck Dynasty: Battle of the Beards' top paid iPhone app--Top 10 free and paid apps for the iPhone and iPad in Canada for the week ending Oct. 27.Top Free iPhone Apps1 BBM (BlackBerry Ltd.)2 Free Ringtones for iOS 7 (Apalon)3 LiveProfile (LiveProfile)4...
Economy Shows Signs of Forward Momentum, Posts Solid 0.3% Growth in August
GDP beats expectations with 0.3% advance--OTTAWA - Canada's economy put it a solid if unspectacular performance in August, fuelled by a continuing rebound in the oil and gas sector .The 0.3 per cent monthly pick-up surpassed economist expectations. It...
Energy Company Granted Permits to Drill for Natural Gas in Nova Scotia
Firm to drill for natural gas in Nova Scotia--HALIFAX - An energy company has been granted permits to drill two test wells for natural gas in Nova Scotia's Pictou County.Provincial Energy Minister Andrew Younger said Thursday that East Coast Energy has...
Entertainment News as of 5 P.M. Thursday, Oct. 31
Entertainment News Advisory--Thursday, Oct. 31, 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....
Erin McLeod Backstops Canada to 3-0 Win over South Korea in Women's Soccer
Canada beats South Korea 3-0 in women's soccer--EDMONTON - Christine Sinclair, Brittany Timko, and Adriana Leon scored but goalkeeper Erin McLeod saved the game Wednesday as Canada's national women's team beat South Korea 3-0 in a friendly at Commonwealth...
Ex-Teammates Hope New Mobile Application Shnarped Will Become Star in NHL
New hockey app makes splash on 'Dragons' Den'--VANCOUVER - These days, Kyle Hagel is pursuing two NHL dreams.The 28-year-old Portland Pirates defenceman still hopes to play in the big league. At the same time, he and former minor-pro teammate Dustin...
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 31 October 2013.City of Toronto: Saturday, cloudy with 40...
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 31 October 2013.City of Toronto: Saturday, cloudy with 70...
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 31 October 2013.City of Regina, Fort Qu'Appelle...
Fairfax Books Half a Billion Loss in Third Quarter on Weaker Investments
Fairfax Financial books half a billion loss--TORONTO - Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. (TSX:FFH) booked a big loss for the third-quarter after it suffered claims losses and big deficits in its stock hedges.The insurance and investment company, which...
Foley, Roughriders Looking to Finish Regular Season on Winning Note
Foley wants to finish regular season with win--Ricky Foley can't wait for the start of the CFL playoffs to begin but not at the expense of looking past the Edmonton Eskimos.Foley and the Saskatchewan Roughriders conclude their regular season Saturday...
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 Thursday 31 October 2013.City of Winnipeg: Today, mainly cloudy. Clearing late this afternoon. High 8. Tonight, increasing cloudiness....
Forecast for Newfoundland and Labrador Issued by Environment Canada
Forecast for Newfoundland and Labrador issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday for Labrador issued by Environment Canada at 16:00 ndt Thursday 31 October 2013.St. John's - Bonavista Peninsula:...
Forecast for Ontario Issued by Environment Canada
Forecast for Ontario issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for Ontario issued by Environment Canada at 11:00 edt Thursday 31 October 2013.City of Toronto: Today, periods of rain. Amount 5 to 10 mm. Wind southwest 30 km-h gusting to 50. High 16. Tonight,...
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 31 October 2013.City of Toronto: Today, cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Wind southwest 50 km-h gusting to 80. Temperature...
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 Thursday 31 October 2013.City of Regina: Today, cloudy. Wind northwest 20 km-h. High 7. Tonight, showers. Wind northwest 30 km-h....
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 31 October 2013.City of Regina: Today, clearing in the morning. Wind northwest 30 km-h. High 8.City of Saskatoon: 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 11:00 adt Thursday 31 October 2013.Halifax Metro and Halifax County West, Halifax County - east of Porters Lake, Hants County, Colchester...
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 31 October 2013.Halifax Metro and Halifax County West, Halifax County - east of Porters Lake, Hants County, Colchester...
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 31 October 2013.Metro Vancouver: Today, mainly cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. High...
Forecasts for the Columbia, Central Interior and Peace River Regions of B.C. Issued by Environment Canada
Forecasts for The Columbia, Central Interior and Peace River Regions of B.C. issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for the Columbia, the Central Interior and the Peace River districts of British Columbia issued by Environment Canada at 11:00 mdt Thursday...
Former NFL First-Round Pick Maybin Excited to Be Making CFL Debut
Maybin excited about making CFL debut--TORONTO - The Toronto Argonauts might be finishing their CFL regular season, but Aaron Maybin is just starting his.The former NFL first-round pick will make his CFL debut at defensive end Friday night when the Argos...
Former Toronto Argonauts Star Ulysses (Crazy Legs) Curtis Dies at Age 87
Former Argos star Crazy Legs Curtis dies--TORONTO - Former Toronto Argonauts running back Ulysses (Crazy Legs) Curtis, a two-time Grey Cup champion and the team's first black player, has died. He was 87.Curtis died Oct. 6 in Toronto, the Argonauts said...
Google Launches New Nexus 5 Smartphone, Announces HP Chromeback 11 for Canada
Google launches new Nexus 5 smartphone--TORONTO - Google is marking the five-year anniversary of its Android mobile platform with the release of the new Nexus 5 phone, which is manufactured by LG.The phone -- which diehard Android fans had been expecting...
Gryphons Beat Defending Champion X-Women at CIS Women's Rugby Championship
Gryphons beat X-Women in CIS women's rugby--QUEBEC CITY, Que. - Megan Lowry scored a pair of first-half tries as the Guelph Gryphons opened up the Canadian Interuniversity Sport women's rugby championship Thursday with a 37-12 rout of defending champion...
Hard-Hitting Defenceman Emelin Inks 4-Year, $16.4 Million Deal with Canadiens
Rearguard Emelin signs 4-year deal with Habs--MONTREAL - Defenceman Alexei Emelin has signed a four-year contract with the Montreal Canadiens, the NHL club announced Thursday.The deal reportedly worth US$16.4 million, or $4.1 million per season, takes...
Harper Government Suddenly in No Rush to Suspend Disgraced Senators
No rush to suspend senators after all--OTTAWA - After repeatedly blaming the Liberals for stalling its bid to suspend three disgraced former Conservative senators, the Harper government has decided it's in no rush after all.The government leadership...
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 5 P.M. ET Thursday, Oct. 31
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory--Thursday, Oct. 31, 20135 p.m.HEALTH-LIFESTYLES-TRAVEL NEWS ADVISORYHere are the Health-Lifestyles-Travel stories from The Canadian Press as of 5 p.m. ET. Entries are subject to change as news develops. Questions can go...
High Court Says End Consumers Can Join Class Suits over Price-Fixing
High court OKs price-fixing suits--OTTAWA - Consumers can sue manufacturers who are caught fixing prices of goods that are part of other products, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled Thursday.At issue were three class-action lawsuits alleging that manufacturers...
HKN-Exp-Overall-Stdgs
HKN-Exp-Overall-Stdgs--NHLAll Times EasternEastern ConferenceAtlantic DivisionMetropolitan DivisionWestern ConferenceCentral DivisionPacific DivisionNote: a team winning in overtime or shootout is credited with two points and a victory in the W column;...
HKN-Overall-Stdgs
HKN-Overall-Stdgs--NHLAll Times EasternEastern ConferenceAtlantic DivisionMetropolitan DivisionWestern ConferenceCentral DivisionPacific DivisionNote: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss.Wednesday's resultsToronto 4 Calgary 2Pittsburgh...
HKO-AHL-Stdgs
HKO-AHL-Stdgs--AHLEASTERN CONFERENCEATLANTICNORTHEASTEASTWESTERN CONFERENCENORTHMIDWESTWESTd-division leader; x-clinched playoff berth. Note: Division leaders ranked in top three positions per conference regardless of points; a team winning in overtime...
HKO-WHL-Stdgs
HKO-WHL-Stdgs--WHLAll Times PacificEASTERN CONFERENCEEAST DIVISIONCENTRAL DIVISIONWESTERN CONFERENCEB.C. DIVISIONU.S. DIVISIONd-division leader; x-clinched playoff berth. Note: Division leaders ranked in top three positions per conference regardless...
Hype Resumes Where It Left off for Postponed Pascal-Bute Grudge Match
Pascal, Bute gear up again for grudge match--MONTREAL - The hype machine has started up again for the Lucian Bute-Jean Pascal showdown.The bout between two Montreal-based former world champions that was supposed to happen on May 25 has been rescheduled...
Inquiry Hears from Man Accused of Being Key Mafia Link to Construction Union
Inquiry hears from union man linked to Mob--MONTREAL - A man who was allegedly the nexus between the Italian Mafia and Quebec's most powerful construction union has begun testifying at the provincial corruption inquiry.Jocelyn Dupuis, a former director-general...
Inquiry into Alleged Abuse at Orphanage to Start in Spring: Nova Scotia Premier
Premier sheds light on abuse inquiry--HALIFAX - The terms of reference for a public inquiry into alleged abuse at a former Halifax orphanage should be set before the end of the year, Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil said Thursday.McNeil, speaking after...
It's Never Too Early to Teach Young Children about Money, Say Experts
Teaching young kids about money matters--MONTREAL - Jennifer Miller doesn't want her children to fall into the trap of so many Canadians who live beyond their means and struggle with mountains of debt.So the Montreal mother of two and her husband began...
James Van Riemsdyk, Jonathan Bernier Lift Leafs to 4-2 Win over Flames
Van Riemsdyk, Bernier lift Leafs to 4-2 win--CALGARY - If it ain't broke, don't fix it.That was the prevailing sentiment from the Toronto Maple Leafs Wednesday night, who in an increasingly familiar storyline, won 4-2 over the Calgary Flames despite...
JFK Documentary Suggests Secret Service Killed President by Accident
Doc suggests secret service killed JFK--TORONTO - Fifty years after U.S. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, questions linger over what really happened and who was behind it all.Among those unconvinced Lee Harvey Oswald was the sole...
Longtime Royals Third Baseman Kevin Seitzer Named Jays Hitting Coach
Seitzer joins Jays staff as hitting coach--TORONTO - The Toronto Blue Jays filled a hole in their coaching staff Thursday by announcing that former all-star third baseman Kevin Seitzer will serve as the team's hitting coach next season.He succeeds Chad...
Lost-at-Sea Saga 'The Disappeared' a Metaphor for Personal Trials
'The Disappeared' traces horrors at sea--TORONTO - When novelist-turned-filmmaker Shandi Mitchell began writing her lost-at-sea saga "The Disappeared," she had no idea whether she'd even finish the script, let alone see it hit the big screen.At the time,...
Man Convicted in Calgary Businessman's Murder Gets Life, No Parole for 18 Years
Man involved in murder of businessman sentenced--CALGARY - A man convicted of second-degree murder in the shooting of a businessman in an office hallway has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 18 years.Mohamed Karim was silent...
Man Who Pleaded Not Guilty to Murdering Spouse Says He Didn't Mean to Kill Her
Man accused of killing spouse testifies--ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - A man accused of murdering his spouse in July 2010 says he didn't mean to kill her when he swung her by the neck to the floor during a fight before hiding her body south of St. John's, N.L.David...
New Arcade Fire Record Proving Divisive, Drawing Raves, Pans from Critics
New Arcade Fire receiving raves, pans--TORONTO - The reviews are in, and Arcade Fire's sprawling new opus "Reflektor" has critics deeply divided.The 75-minute, two-disc follow-up to the Montreal band's Grammy-winning hit "The Suburbs" has received some...
NHL Prospects Who Didn't Stick with Team Adjust to Life Back in Junior
NHL prospects find themselves back on the bus--VANCOUVER - The boys are back on the bus after getting their initial taste of life in the NHL.A few players of this year's top draft class -- considered one of the best talent crops in recent years -- have...
Ontario, PEI Push for Improved CPP Benefits at Finance Ministers Meeting
Ontario, PEI push for CPP improvements--TORONTO - Ontario will push for improvements to the Canada Pension Plan when provincial finance ministers meet in Toronto on Friday, and warns it is prepared to set up its own plan if necessary."I want to work...
Pharmaceutical Company Valeant Expected to Make Cuts at Bausch + Lomb
Valeant expects to make cuts at Bausch + Lomb--MONTREAL - Pharmaceutical company Valeant is expected to make cuts at newly acquired Bausch + Lomb without hurting the eye care company's "muscle," chief executive Michael Pearson said Thursday, after the...
Photo Advisory Addition
Photo advisory addition--The Canadian Press picture advisory addition for Thursday, Oct. 31, 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...
Police 'Botched' Mayor Ford Probe, Lawyer Alleges; Calls It 'Inexplicable'
Police 'botched' Ford probe, lawyer alleges--TORONTO - A renowned lawyer who failed to have Rob Ford ousted from office accused Toronto police on Thursday of deliberately giving the embattled mayor a pass on his alleged drug use and ties to accused and...
'Pop Quiz' Game Show Features 'All Walks of Life,' Say Personalities
'Pop Quiz' features cross-section of Canada--TORONTO - Don't expect to see just tabloid lovers and celebrity gossip hounds on the new pop culture-themed Canadian game show "Pop Quiz."The half-hour series that premieres Monday on E! at 9 p.m. ET features...
Postponed by Floods, Conservative Convention Convenes amid Deluge of Challenges
Conservatives gather in midst of Senate saga--CALGARY - A flood postponed their convention in the spring -- now Conservatives are facing a deluge of political challenges as they gather in the party's heartland.The ongoing Senate expenses scandal and...
Preston Manning on Senate Scandal: 'Everybody Should Be Embarrassed'
Manning 'embarrassed' by Senate controversy--CALGARY - The founder of the federal Reform party says all Canadians should be embarrassed by the shenanigans within the Senate but he still believes the upper chamber can be salvaged if it makes some key...
Quebec Plans to Take in Less Immigrants
Quebec to reduce number of immigrants--QUEBEC - The Quebec government, in the midst of a heated debate about minority accommodation, says it will lower its immigration targets so it can better integrate newcomers and ensure they are able to function...
Quotes on Police Seizure of Video Media Allege Shows Rob Ford Smoking Crack
Quotes on police seizure of Rob Ford video--TORONTO - Key quotes about major revelations Thursday that police have seized a video that allegedly appears to show Toronto Mayor Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine. The video was recovered from a hard drive seized...
Raonic out of Paris Masters, Eliminated from Chance at Spot in London Final
Raonic eliminated from Paris Masters--PARIS - Milos Raonic lost his chance for a spot in the ATP World Tour Finals, as the Canadian went down to a 7-6 (13), 6-4 loss against Tomas Berdych on Thursday in the third round of the Paris Masters.The defeat...
Resolute Searching for More Cost Savings despite Plans to Shed Up to 170 Jobs
Resolute remains on hunt for cost savings--MONTREAL - Pulp and paper producer Resolute Forest Products will continue to find more ways to save despite announcing plans that it'll shed up to 170 positions at two facilities in Quebec and Ontario, the company's...
Soldier Support Centres Under-Staffed, Lack Experience: Ombudsman
Watchdog criticizes soldier support centres--OTTAWA - The watchdog that oversees the Canadian Forces is raising serious concerns about the signature organization the Harper government relies upon within the military to help speed the recovery of wounded...
Suncor: Fort Hills Oilsands Mine a Go with $13.5-Billion Price Tag
Suncor going ahead with Fort Hills mine--CALGARY - The Fort Hills oilsands mine is a go after years of delay, Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX:SU) announced Wednesday.Canada's largest energy company says the project's total cost -- shared between Suncor and partners...
Suncor to Draw on Oilsands Experience as It Aims to Keep Lid on Fort Hills Costs
Costs are top of mind as Fort Hills moves ahead--CALGARY - Suncor Energy Inc. says it will draw from its own deep experience in Alberta's oilsands -- and learn from some of the pitfalls of its peers -- as it aims to keep a lid on costs at its newly sanctioned...
Ten Key Ford-Related Allegations Revealed in Released Police Document
Ten police allegations in Ford-related case--TORONTO - A court document released Thursday revealed that allegations of a video appearing to show Toronto Mayor Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine were the focus of a police investigation that resulted in the...
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Nov. 1
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Nov. 1--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Nov. 1 as of 8:34 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...
Tomas Tatar's First of the Season Leads Detroit Red Wings over Vancouver Canucks
Tatar leads Red Wings over Canucks 2-1--VANCOUVER - A 22-year-old looking to find his way in the NHL helped drag the Detroit Red Wings out of an ugly tailspin.Tomas Tatar scored his first goal of the season in just his fifth game late in the second period...
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 News Advisory for Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013
Top News Advisory--TOP NEWS ADVISORYThursday, Oct. 31, 20136:45 a.m.Here are the 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...
Tories Outraise Competitors Dollar-for-Dollar but Lose Edge in Donor Numbers
Tories lose fundraising edge in donor numbers--OTTAWA - A Conservative party that's being buffeted by a Senate spending scandal continued to raise more money than its political opponents in the third quarter this year, but the gap is narrowing.The Tory...
Toronto in Turmoil, but No Way to Oust Mayor as Police Seize Alleged 'Crack Video'
Toronto in turmoil, but no way to oust mayor--TORONTO - The country's largest city descended into embarrassing new political turmoil Thursday with police essentially confirming the existence of an alleged video appearing to show Mayor Rob Ford smoking...
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Says He Has No Reason to Resign over Video Bombshell
Ford won't resign despite alleged video--TORONTO - Allegations of a "crack cocaine" video that have for months swirled around the mayor of Canada's largest city came to a head Thursday with a stunning police revelation that they have uncovered the video.The...
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's Video Shocker Makes International Headline
Ford's drug scandal makes international headlines--TORONTO - The drug scandal involving the mayor of Canada's largest city received international attention as police revealed they had found an alleged video that appears to show Rob Ford smoking crack...
Tory MP Calls Ford a 'Great Mayor,' Opposition Members Beg to Differ
Rob Ford a 'great mayor': Conservative MP--OTTAWA - Canada's federal MPs were saying little Thursday about what everyone else across the country was talking about: police confirmation of a video that allegedly appears to show Toronto Mayor Rob Ford smoking...
Train Kills Man and Woman in Alberta as One Tried to Help the Other on Tracks
Tragedy at train crossing near Edmonton--WETASKIWIN, Alta. - An elderly man and woman are dead after one tried to save the other from the path of a freight train at a crossing in a community south of Edmonton.RCMP say the man, who was in his 80s, tripped...
TSX Closes Lower amid Bombardier Earns Miss, Racks Up Best Monthly Gain of Year
TSX closes lower amid mixed earnings news--TORONTO - The Toronto stock market ended October trading sharply lower Thursday, amid major announcements from the oilpatch, earnings disappointments and uncertainty about the Federal Reserve's next move.The...
TSX Listed Corporate Dividends and Distributions Declared Oct. 31
TSX listed corporate dividends, distributions--TORONTO - Dividends or distributions were declared or updated on the following listed issues on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Oct. 31, 2013.<Bce Inc. 1st Pr Series 'ab' (TSX:BCE.PR.B): $0.0625. Payable...
Twain, Lang, Schmirler, Burke and Others to Appear on Canadian Stamps in 2014
Twain, Schmirler to adorn postage stamps--TORONTO - Singing superstar Shania Twain and the late Saskatchewan curler Sandra Schmirler are among the notable Canadians who will be celebrated with postage stamps in 2014.To coincide with the upcoming Winter...
Unprecedented Police Presence at One of North America's Safest Universities
Unprecedented police presence at UBC--VANCOUVER - A series of sexual assaults at the University of B.C. has prompted an unusual "climate of fear" and unprecedented police and security measures, the university's president said Wednesday.RCMP say there...
Watchdog Raps CSIS for Improper Sharing of Classified Info on Montreal Man
Watchdog raps CSIS over Abdelrazik disclosure--OTTAWA - Canada's spy agency inappropriately disclosed personal and classified information about a Montreal man while he was imprisoned in Sudan, says a federal watchdog.In its annual report tabled Thursday,...
Whitecaps Enter Uncertain Off-Season after Missing MLS Playoffs, Firing Coach
Whitecaps enter uncertain off-season--VANCOUVER - Jay DeMerit wants to be back with the Vancouver Whitecaps.Whether or not the club and its captain can agree on a new contract is one of the many questions facing the Major League Soccer outfit as it heads...
WHL Roundup: Thrower Extends Giants Win Streak to Three with 3-2 OT Victory
WHL: Thrower extends Giants win streak--PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. - Captain Dalton Thrower kept the Vancouver Giants win streak alive on Wednesday.Thrower scored 3:13 into overtime as Vancouver slipped past the Prince George Cougars 3-2 for the Giants third-straight...
Witness Tells Winnipeg Trial Sex Assault Charges against Archbishop Are 'Crazy'
Sex charges against archbishop 'crazy:' witness--WINNIPEG - A man who as a child made friends with an Orthodox archbishop says allegations that the cleric sexually assaulted two brothers almost 30 years ago are "crazy."Jason Rodgers told court he was...
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