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Articles from February 27, 2013

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A Capsule Look at the Field for the 2013 Canadian Men's Curling Championship
2013 Tim Hortons Brier team capsules--A capsule look at the field for the Canadian men's curling championship March 2-10 in Edmonton, with skip's name in parentheses:Alberta (Kevin Martin)Martin, John Morris, Marc Kennedy and Ben Hebert are the reigning...
Activist Calls for Prevention, Not Prison, to Combat Cyber-Bullying
Prevention urged to stop cyber-bullying--OTTAWA - Threatening to throw the book at young people who bully others online likely won't stop them from picking on their peers, an anti-bullying activist says.That's because youngsters often don't make the...
Advisory-Central-Canada-Calendar
---Here is the Central Canada calendar for Wednesday, February 27, 2013.Good Morning from the Ontario Desk of The Canadian Press in Toronto.The Ontario Editor is Paola Loriggio.The phone number is (416) 507-2159, or toll-free 1-800-268-9237.Stations...
After Successful Road Trip, Jets Look to Avoid Letdown at MTS Centre
Jets look to avoid home letdown--WINNIPEG - It would be understandable if Winnipeg Jets coach Claude Noel was a bit leery about returning home.After the Jets wrapped up their longest road trip of the season with a 4-1 mark, Noel has to prepare the team...
Airline Association Says Competition Hurt by Granting Air Canada Pension Relief
Airline group opposes Air Canada relief--Ottawa will create an unlevel playing field if it grants Air Canada's request for a decade of relief from the $4.2-billion deficit in its defined benefits pension fund, the Air Transport Association of Canada...
Alberta Right-Side Hitter Mitch Irvine Named Top CIS Men's Volleyball Player
Irvine is top CIS men's volleyball player--QUEBEC CITY, Que. - University of Alberta right-side hitter Mitch Irvine was named the Canadian Interuniversity Sport men's volleyball player of the year Wednesday.Irvine, from Red Deer, Alta., became the seventh...
Anti-Gay Flyers Violated Saskatchewan Human Rights Code: Supreme Court
Anti-gay material violated rights code: court--OTTAWA - A Saskatchewan anti-gay crusader says he'll ignore a Supreme Court of Canada ruling that he violated human-rights rules when he distributed pamphlets denouncing homosexuals.In a 6-0 decision Wednesday,...
Apps Use GPS Technology to Put Runners into Smartphone Games
Games mix smartphones with running--VANCOUVER - Tapping into technology has long been part of the routine for runners like Craig Slagel, from using stopwatches to digital music players to sophisticated GPS trackers.But Slagel wanted a more engaging experience,...
B.C. Mother Flips after Son Brings Home Graphic, Sexual Flip Book
B.C. mother flips over sex flip book--NANAIMO, B.C. - A Vancouver Island mom says she's outraged by a graphic flip book her Grade 8 son brought home from school that creatively shows a woman placing a condom on a man and then having sex.The booklet,...
B.C. Moves to Expand Trade with Office in London, U.K
B.C. expands trade with office in U.K.--LONDON - The British Columbia government has opened a trade and investment office in London to strengthen the province's economic ties with Europe and the United Kingdom.The U.K. is Canada's second largest trading...
B.C.'S Remaining Old-Growth Forests Non-Renewable, Says Sierra Club Report
Old-growth forests non-renewable, says report--VICTORIA - One year of logging old-growth forests in southwestern British Columbia blows away a year of carbon emissions reductions made through climate-change fighting initiatives like the carbon tax,...
Bill That Would Let B.C. Voters Choose Senators Aimed at Generating Debate
Senate bill to get people talking: minister--VICTORIA - B.C.'s Liberal government has introduced -- but doesn't intend to pass -- legislation that would allow voters to elect Senate nominees.Attorney General Shirley Bond said Wednesday Elections BC would...
Boston Man Faces Four Charges in Connection with G20 Window-Smashing Rampage
Boston man faces 4 charges in G20 vandalism--TORONTO - An American man has been charged with several offences in connection with incidents at the G20 Summit in June 2010, Toronto police said Wednesday.Quinn McCormic, 25, of Boston, Mass., was arrested...
Budget Officer Takes Aim at Tories' Handling of Long-Delayed Navy Supply Ships
Budget officer takes aim navy supply ships--OTTAWA - The Harper government moved to blunt looming criticism of the navy's long-delayed supply ship program and its marquee shipbuilding strategy by leap-frogging ahead of a critical report scheduled to...
Business News as of 6 P.M. ET
Business News as of 6 p.m. ET--WEDNESDAY, FEB. 276 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...
Caisse Generates 9.6 per Cent Return in 2012; Assets Grow to $176.2 Billion
Caisse generates 9.6 per cent return in 2012--MONTREAL - The Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec continued to make progress in rebuilding assets last year, generating above benchmark returns and claiming the title as Canada's largest pension fund...
Canada' Leroux, Hill and Mathieson Starting Pitchers at World Baseball Classic
Leroux, Hill, Mathieson to start for Canada--TORONTO - Canada has named its three starting pitchers for the first round of the World Baseball Classic.Baseball Canada's Greg Hamilton says Chris Leroux, Shawn Hill and Scott Mathieson will take the mound...
Canada's Former Spy Watchdog Is Now a Wanted Man in Quebec
Ex-CSIS watchdog Porter now a wanted man--MONTREAL - Once entrusted with keeping an eye on the country's spy agency, Arthur Porter is now a wanted man.The former head of the CSIS watchdog agency was among five people named in arrest warrants issued Wednesday...
Canada Struggles to Maintain Banking Protections in EU Trade Talks: Documents
Canada struggles to maintain bank protections--OTTAWA - A leaked draft of part of the Canada-Europe trade talks shows that Canada's vaunted banking system is on the negotiating table.The Canadian Press has obtained the Feb. 1 version of the services...
Canada Watching to See If Border Pact Threatened by U.S. Budget Cuts
U.S. budget cuts could hit border pact--OTTAWA - Canada will be watching closely to see whether a massive scheduled budget cut in the U.S. this week will affect the Beyond the Border pact between the two countries, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird...
Canadian Earnings Declared Wednesday: Sears, Sherritt, TransAlta, Stillwater
Canadian earnings declared Wednesday: Sears--TORONTO - Canadian earnings declared Wednesday:Canadian Apartment Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX:CAR.UN): Fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, 2012, $162,982, per share data for both periods were unavailable;...
Canadian Men's Curling Championship Schedule
2013 Tim Hortons Brier schedule--EDMONTON - Schedule for the 2013 Tim Hortons Brier, the Canadian men's curling championship, to be held March 2-10 at Rexall Place (all times Eastern):ROUND ROBINSaturday's gamesFirst Draw, 3:30 p.m.Northern Ontario vs....
Canadians in Medal Hunt at World Junior Figure Skating Championships
Canadian junior figure skaters in medal hunt--MILAN - Margaret Purdy of Strathroy, Ont., and Michael Marinaro of Sarnia, Ont., are in second place after Wednesday's pairs short program at the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships.Xiaoyu Yu and...
Canadians Score Three in Third En Route to 5-2 Victory over Maple Leafs
Canadiens earn 5-2 victory over Maple Leafs--TORONTO - Winning was the best redemption for Mac Pacioretty and the Montreal Canadiens.Pacioretty scored twice to lead the Canadiens to an impressive 5-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday...
Chipchura Scores Twice to Lead Phoenix Coyotes over Vancouver Canucks 4-2
Chipchura leads Coyotes over Canucks 4-2--VANCOUVER - Minus their top two threats, the Phoenix Coyotes have had to look elsewhere for offence.Kyle Chipchura filled that role on Tuesday night.The gritty fourth liner scored a pretty goal in the first period...
CNOOC in No Hurry to Ink More Oilpatch Deals after Nexen Takeover Closes
CNOOC in no hurry to ink more oilpatch deals--CALGARY - The head of CNOOC Ltd. said the Chinese-state-owned firm is in no hurry to do any more big deals in the oilpatch since its $15.1 billion takeover of Nexen closed earlier this week."In the very short...
Crown Corporation Weighing in on NDP Housing Bill Surprises Critics
Crown corporation weighs in on NDP bill--OTTAWA - A Crown corporation's decision to publicly comment on an NDP-backed bill is raising questions about whether the Conservative government is using the public service for partisan aims -- again.The Canadian...
Drabinsky Stripped of Order of Canada, Takes to Court to Fight Decision
Drabinsky stripped of Order of Canada--TORONTO - Disgraced theatre impresario Garth Drabinsky has been stripped of his Order of Canada appointment and is going to court to fight the decision he says is unfair, considering his imprisonment.Drabinsky was...
Editorial Exchange: End of Castros
Editorial Exchange: End of Castros--An editorial from the Winnipeg Free Press , published Feb. 27:In Cuba, it seems time and age might succeed where both the carrot and the stick have failed.The Americans applied a strict embargo against Cuba when Fidel...
Editorial Exchange: Ontario Must Rebuild First Nations' Trust in Legal System
Editorial Exchange: Ontario must rebuild First Nations' trust in legal system--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Feb. 27:Reggie Bushie went missing more than five years ago. The 15-year-old's body was found in Thunder Bay's McIntyre River...
Editorial Exchange: Pink with Shame
Editorial Exchange: Pink with shame--An editorial from the Prince George Citizen, published Feb. 27:It's anti-bullying today and students and teachers at schools across the district are wearing pink today to stand up against bullies and bullying. I'm...
Editorial Exchange: PQ Itching for a Fight
Editorial Exchange: PQ itching for a fight--An editorial from the Halifax Chronicle-Herald, published Feb. 26:The Quebec language police are an international laughingstock, yet again, after their recent overreach in trying to force a Montreal Italian...
Editorial Exchange: Quotes and Quotas
Editorial Exchange: Quotes and quotas--An editorial from the St. John's Telegram, published Feb. 27:Hey, everybody, it's Wednesday -- let's have fun with words! Human Resources and Skills Development Minister Diane Finley is still in the hot seat after...
Editorial Exchange: These Are Two Different Issues
Editorial Exchange: These are two different issues--An editorial from the New Glasgow News, published Feb. 26:Much has been made recently in the Atlantic region about tightening of rules around qualifying for Employment Insurance benefits. But even those...
Editorial Exchange: We Must Break the Cycle
Editorial Exchange: We must break the cycle--An editorial from the Red Deer Advocate, published Feb. 27:"Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it."-- Sir Winston ChurchillThe Indian residential schools system is a uniquely Canadian...
EI Savings Targets, House Calls Not New, Officials Say amid 'Witch Hunt' Claims
EI savings targets date back to early 1990s--OTTAWA - The federal government has been setting annual targets -- with dollar totals -- for investigators looking into improper Employment Insurance payments since 1993, say officials with the Human Resources...
Entertainment Briefs from the Canadian Press
Canadian Press Entertainment briefs--Wednesday, Feb. 27Garth Drabinsky stripped of Order of CanadaTORONTO -- Disgraced theatre impresario Garth Drabinsky has been stripped of his Order of Canada appointment and is going to court to try to get it back.Drabinsky...
Entertainment News as of 5 P.M. Feb 27
Entertainment News Advisory--Wednesday, Feb. 27, 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....
Ex-Quebec Student Leader, Now a Politician, Called 'Traitor' by Old Allies
Ex-student leader says he's being threatened--MONTREAL - A former leader within Quebec's student movement is taking flak from some of his old allies now that he's an elected politician and tuition fees are going up.Leo Bureau-Blouin, who was elected...
Extended Forecasts for Alberta and Northeastern British Columbia Issued by Environment Canada
Extended forecasts for Alberta and northeastern British Columbia issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday for Alberta issued by Environment Canada at 15:30 mst Wednesday 27 February 2013.City of...
Extended Forecasts for British Columbia Issued by Environment Canada
Extended forecasts for British Columbia issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday for British Columbia issued by Environment Canada at 05:00 pst Wednesday 27 February 2013.Metro Vancouver: Friday,...
Extended Weather Forecast for the Maritimes Issued by Environment Canada
Extended weather forecast for the Maritimes issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday for the Maritimes and Iles de la Madeleine issued by Environment Canada at 05:00 ast Wednesday 27 February 2013.Halifax...
Extended Weather for Ontario Issued by Environment Canada
Extended weather for Ontario issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday for Ontario issued by Environment Canada at 15:30 est Wednesday 27 February 2013.City of Toronto: Friday, cloudy with 30 percent...
Extended Weather for Ontario Issued by Environment Canada
Extended weather for Ontario issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday for Ontario issued by Environment Canada at 05:00 est Wednesday 27 February 2013.City of Toronto: Friday, cloudy with 40 percent...
Extended Weather for Saskatchewan Issued by Environment Canada
Extended weather for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada at 15:30 cst Wednesday 27 February 2013.City of Regina, Fort Qu'Appelle...
Extended Weather for Saskatchewan Issued by Environment Canada
Extended weather for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada at 04:30 cst Wednesday 27 February 2013.City of Regina, Fort Qu'Appelle...
First Baseman Lars Anderson Enjoys Vibe of Jays Clubhouse, Hopes to Stay There
Anderson enjoys vibe of Blue Jays clubhouse--DUNEDIN, Fla. - After six years in the Boston Red Sox organization, Lars Anderson has gone on quite a ride in recent months."I think I've got five teams in seven months," the six-foot-four first baseman said...
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 mst Wednesday 27 February 2013.City of Calgary: Today, clearing in the morning. Wind west 20 km-h becoming...
Forecast for Manitoba Issued by Environment Canada
Forecast for Manitoba issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for Manitoba issued by Environment Canada at 11:00 cst Wednesday 27 February 2013.City of Winnipeg: Today, mainly cloudy. Wind north 30 km-h. High -3. Tonight, partly cloudy. Wind north 20...
Forecast for Newfoundland and Labrador Issued by Environment Canada
Forecast for Newfoundland and Labrador issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday for Labrador issued by Environment Canada at 16:00 nst Wednesday 27 February 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 est Wednesday 27 February 2013.City of Thunder Bay, Superior West: Today, mainly sunny. Wind northeast...
Forecast for Ontario Issued by Environment Canada
Forecast for Ontario issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for Ontario issued by Environment Canada at 15:30 est Wednesday 27 February 2013.City of Toronto, Burlington - Oakville, Mississauga - Brampton, Vaughan - Richmond Hill - Markham, Pickering...
Forecast for Ontario Issued by Environment Canada
Forecast for Ontario issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for Ontario issued by Environment Canada at 11:00 est Wednesday 27 February 2013.City of Toronto, City of Hamilton, Burlington - Oakville, Mississauga - Brampton, Pickering - Oshawa - Southern...
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 Wednesday 27 February 2013.City of Regina: Today, cloudy. 60 percent chance of flurries early in the morning. Wind southeast...
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 Wednesday 27 February 2013.City of Regina: Today, mainly cloudy. High -5. Tonight, cloudy with 70 percent chance of flurries....
Forecast for the Maritimes Issued by Environment Canada
Forecast for the Maritimes issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for the Maritimes issued by Environment Canada at 16:00 ast Wednesday 27 February 2013.Halifax Metro and Halifax County West, Hants County: Today, mainly cloudy. Wind east 30 km-h gusting...
Forecast for the Maritimes Issued by Environment Canada
Forecast for the Maritimes issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for the Maritimes issued by Environment Canada at 11:00 ast Wednesday 27 February 2013.Halifax Metro and Halifax County West: Today, sunny. High plus 4. UV index 3 or moderate. Tonight,...
Forecast for the Northwestern Ontario Issued by Environment Canada
Forecast for the Northwestern Ontario issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for Northwestern and Northern Ontario issued by Environment Canada at 16:00 est Wednesday 27 February 2013.City of Thunder Bay, Superior West: Today, clearing in the morning....
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 mst Wednesday 27 February 2013.City of Calgary: Today, clearing near noon. High plus 4. Tonight, clear....
Forecasts for the Columbia, Central Interior and Peace River Regions of B.C. Issued by Environment Canada
Forecasts for The Columbia, Central Interior and Peace River Regions of B.C. issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for the Columbia, the Central Interior and the Peace River districts of British Columbia issued by Environment Canada at 16:00 mst Wednesday...
Forecasts for the Columbia, Central Interior and Peace River Regions of B.C. Issued by Environment Canada
Forecasts for The Columbia, Central Interior and Peace River Regions of B.C. issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for the Columbia, the Central Interior and the Peace River districts of British Columbia issued by Environment Canada at 11:00 mst Wednesday...
Forecasts for 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 pst Wednesday 27 February 2013.Whitehorse: Today, mainly cloudy. Wind south...
Hardest Case: Judge Says He Struggled with Sentence for Driver Who Killed Teens
3 years for crash that killed football players--GRANDE PRAIRIE, Alta. - An Alberta judge choked back tears as he told a packed courtroom how he struggled to decide a just punishment for a driver who caused a crash that killed four high school football...
Harper Asserts All Senators Meet Constitutional Residency Requirement
Harper says all senators meet residency rule--OTTAWA - Stephen Harper categorically asserts that all senators meet the constitutional requirement that they must reside in the provinces or territories they were appointed to represent.The prime minister...
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 5 P.M. ET Wednesday, Feb. 27
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory--Wednesday, Feb. 27, 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...
History of Harper Gov't Appointments Includes Arthur Porter and Senator Brazeau
Harper gov't appointments that raise questions--OTTAWA - Some Harper government appointments and hirings that have raised questions:Arthur Porter: An arrest warrant was issued Wednesday for Porter, former head of the CSIS watchdog agency, SIRC, for alleged...
Immigration Board Hears Kingpin Ordered 3 Murders before Becoming a Canadian
Immigration board hears kingpin ordered 3 murders--VANCOUVER - Chinese police had alleged that a man fighting to keep his Canadian residency status ordered the murders of three of his Asian gang rivals before coming to Vancouver, a former visa officer...
Impact Look to Be Contenders under New Coach in Second MLS Season
Impact look to contend in second season--MONTREAL - Doing better than expected as an energetic expansion team won't be enough for the Montreal Impact in their second Major League Soccer season.They want to contend for a championship now.And maybe they...
In Another Hit to Economy, Canadian Firms Cool Plans for Investment in 2013
Business signals cautious approach on spending--OTTAWA - Canada's corporations appear to be taking a wait-and-see approach to capital investments this year, a position that could dampen already modest expectations for economic growth in 2013.The annual...
Inaugural Edition of Canadian Screen Awards Celebrate TV and Film
Canadian Screen Awards meld best of TV and film--TORONTO - The inaugural Canadian Screen Awards combine the previous Gemini and Genie Awards into one joint TV and film celebration, but that's not enough for comic Naomi Snieckus.In the name of efficiency,...
Inquest Told Young People Were Drunk as They Climbed Catwalk at Arts Centre
Inquest told young people were drunk--REGINA - A young man has testified he and two friends were drunkenly exploring a theatre catwalk in the pitch dark when one of them fell to their death.Mason Smyth says he and Todd Horrocks were with Jaidan Lynn...
Insanity Starts Early in Blue Jays' Clubhouse, with Henry Blanco Leading the Way
Insanity starts early in Jays' clubhouse--DUNEDIN, Fla. - The insanity starts pretty early each day in the Blue Jays' clubhouse.Veteran catcher Henry Blanco leads a group of Toronto players and officials in the "Insanity Workout" seen on TV ads and late-night...
Jays Relief Pitcher Neil Wagner Opts for a Good Book during Baseball's Down Time
Jays relief pitcher relaxes with a good book--DUNEDIN, Fla. - While some players in the Blue Jays clubhouse are usually engrossed in their phone or an iPad, Neil Wagner can always be found in front of his locker with his nose in a book.On Wednesday morning,...
Judge to Hand Down Sentence in Crash That Killed Football Players
Judge to hand down sentence in deadly crash--GRANDE PRAIRIE, Alta. - A northern Alberta judge will hand down his sentence today for a young man convicted in a crash that left four high school football players dead and a fifth badly injured.The Crown...
Justin Germano Lone Pitcher to Resist Astros in Blue Jays' 10-1 Loss
Germano earns praise in Blue Jays' loss--DUNEDIN, Fla. - On a day where Toronto pitchers were handing out hits like Halloween candy, a stingy Justin Germano stood out.The journeyman right-hander threw two scoreless innings of relief, striking out four....
Kamloops, B.C., Dog Shows Stick-to-Itiveness While Stumped by Stuck Stick
Dog whimpers softly and carries a big stick--KAMLOOPS, B.C. - A Kamloops, B.C., pooch who refused to be stumped by a stuck stick has become a YouTube sensation for its stick-to-itiveness.Montana, a 10-year-old yellow Labrador, is the star of a YouTube...
Leaked BC Liberal Documents Reveal Ethnic Vote Plan
Leaked documents show ethnic vote plan--VICTORIA - Leaked Liberal documents reveal a wide-ranging plan with links to senior officials in Premier Christy Clark's office to win ethnic votes in the upcoming British Columbia election.The January 2012 documents...
Loonie Up as Fed Chief Stands Behind Central Bank's Low-Interest Rate Policies
Loonie up, Bernanke reassures on stimulus--TORONTO - The Canadian dollar closed higher Wednesday as positive U.S. housing data and rising optimism in the durability of stimulus measures from the U.S. Federal Reserve helped traders put aside worries about...
Man Arrested in Connection with 2010 Bomb at Canadian Forces Centre in Quebec
Arrest made in Canadian Forces bombing--MONTREAL - A man has been arrested in connection with the bombing of a Canadian Forces recruitment centre in Quebec in 2010, the RCMP said Wednesday.RCMP Cpl. Luc Thibault said four locations that were searched...
Manitoba Says Risk of Floods This Year Less Than in 2011
Manitoba forecasts less risk of floods than 2011--WINNIPEG - Most Manitobans should be able to breathe easy this year as the province gears up for its annual fight against flooding.The provincial government says low soil moisture levels mean there is...
Marine Forecasts Issued by the Pacific Weather Centre of Environment Canada
Marine forecasts issued by the Pacific Weather Centre of Environment Canada--Marine forecasts for Pacific waters issued by Environment Canada at 4:00 p.m. PST Wednesday 27 February 2013 for tonight and Thursday. The next scheduled forecasts will be issued...
MDA Q4 Revenue Up but Earnings Down on Acquisition Costs, Other Items
MDA Q4 revenue up, but net earnings down--RICHMOND, B.C. - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (TSX:MDA) is reporting increased revenue but a drop in net earnings for the fourth quarter, citing acquisition costs and other items "not indicative"...
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 Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (12,732.39 up 71.95 points):B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Unchanged...
Newtown Father Pleads for Assault Weapons Ban during Congressional Hearing
Newtown dad pleads for assault weapons ban--WASHINGTON - The father of a six-year-old victim of December's mass shooting in Connecticut tearfully pleaded on Wednesday for U.S. lawmakers to outlaw assault weapons during a heartwrenching and often heated...
Nova Scotia's Anti-Bullying Plan Lacks Concrete Measures, Critics Say
Nova Scotia bullying plan draws criticism--HALIFAX - A plan aimed at preventing bullying in Nova Scotia's schools lacks the concrete steps necessary to resolve the problem, critics of the initiative said Wednesday.The provincial government's plan contains...
Nunavut Budget Attacks Social Problems with New Spending, Ministry
Nunavut budget attacks social problems--IQALUIT, Nunavut - The government of Nunavut is projecting a sliver-thin surplus in a budget that also promises a significant spending shift to attack some of the territory's persistent social problems.Finance...
Obesity Rates at Historic High, North and Atlantic Provinces Tip Scale Most: Study
Canadian adult obesity at historic high: study--TORONTO - Obesity rates are at an all-time high, especially in certain parts of the country, say researchers, who have "mapped" the changes to illustrate how Canadians' waistlines have expanded over time.Overall,...
Photo Advisory Addition
Photo advisory addition--The Canadian Press picture advisory addition for Wednesday, Feb. 27, 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:Thursday, Feb. 28E TIME SPT VIS HOME V+ V T H H+ O # U14 7:00p HKY OTT BOS 3.5 2.7 7 1.3 1.6 2.1 5.5 1.4515 7:00p HKY TOR NYI 2.4 1.7 6 1.8 2.5...
Protected by Facemask, Frei Can Practise with 'Keepers, but Not Cleared to Play
Toronto FC playing it safe with Frei's return--TORONTO - One fan is keen to buy it as a souvenir, others have suggested he do like hockey goalies and have it custom painted.Stefan Frei would rather be without his "scary mask" altogether.But Toronto FC's...
Quebec Inquiry Chair Snaps at Witness: "Were You Stupid and Incompetent?"
'You were stupid, incompetent?' inquiry chair asks--MONTREAL - The head of Quebec's corruption inquiry lost patience with a witness testifying Wednesday about his relationship with construction bosses.The former head of Montreal public works, Robert...
Ryan Hamilton Scores Both Goals in Marlies' 2-1 Victory over Americans
Hamilton leads Marlies over Americans 2-1--TORONTO - Ryan Hamilton scored the goals and Drew MacIntyre prevented them as the Toronto Marlies won their second game in a row.Hamilton tallied twice in the second period, including the game-winner on a penalty...
Saskatchewan Premier Wall to Tout Clean Coal Projects in Washington Trip
Wall to tout clean coal in Washington trip--EDMONTON - Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall says he's going to Washington next week to not only urge U.S. lawmakers approve the Keystone XL pipeline, but also to highlight green initiatives taking place in his...
Scotiabank Commodity Price Index Rebounds in January after Year-End Decline
Scotiabank Commodity index up 3.8% in January--TORONTO - Commodity prices started the year on a stronger note, rising 3.8 per cent month-over-month in January after losing significant ground late last year, according to the Scotiabank commodity price...
Sherritt Posts $17.3 Million Q4 Net Loss, Adjusted Earnings Miss Estimates
Sherritt misses Q4 profit estimates--TORONTO - Sherritt International Corp. is focused on ramping up production at its Ambatovy project in Madagascar this year as the nickel mine heads toward commercial production."While the exact timing is difficult...
Strong U.S. Housing Data Pushes Stocks Higher amid Italian Election Uncertainty
TSX advances amid strong housing data--TORONTO - Stock markets closed higher Wednesday as investors put aside concerns about an Italian election without a clear winner in favour of further indications of a strengthening U.S. housing sector and that the...
Study Suggests NHL Has Bias in Favour of Players Born Earlier in the Year
Study links NHL draft bias to birthdate--Parents worried about whether their child has the goods to make it into the NHL might now have another seemingly arbitrary factor working against them -- the time of year their hockey prodigy was born.A study,...
Taxing, Tight Games Keep Veteran Kevin Martin Motivated in Curling
Martin team the darlings of this Brier--Kevin Martin has won everything there is to win in curling, several times over in some cases.The 46-year-old skip from Edmonton has Olympic gold and silver medals, four Canadian championships and a world championship...
TFC Trade Amarikwa to Fire for Supplemental Draft Pick, Add Ephraim on Loan
TFC add Ephraim on loan, trade Amarikwa--TORONTO - Toronto FC signed winger Hogan Ephraim on loan from Queens Park Rangers on Wednesday, a day after club president Kevin Payne promised "the cavalry is coming.""We needed to bring some quality in," Toronto...
'The Bible' Shoot Was 'Epic,' Say Creators Mark Burnett and Roma Downey
'The Bible' shoot was dangerous, says Burnett--TORONTO - Filming in the Moroccan desert with hundreds of extras, dozens of horses and carriages, burning buildings and firebombs made for an "epic" experience on the set of the new miniseries "The Bible,"...

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