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Articles from September 20, 2013

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Agency OK with Its Inspector's Links to Cheese Farm at Heart of E. Coli Outbreak
CFIA OK with inspector's links to cheese farm--OTTAWA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says it has no problem with one of its employees investigating a deadly E. coli outbreak connected to a farm once owned by her parents and where she used to work.Inspector...
Alouettes Turn to Sophomore Pivot Neiswander for Game against Ticats in Moncton
Neiswander to start for Als against Ticats--MONCTON, N.B. - The Montreal Alouettes are giving Josh Neiswander another chance to prove himself.The sophomore quarterback turned in a decent performance coming off the bench in last weekends' 36-14 loss to...
Anne Mirvish, Sculptor and Wife of Late Toronto Impresario, Dies at 94
Anne Mirvish dies at age 94--TORONTO - Anne Mirvish, a Toronto sculptor who inspired her late husband "Honest" Ed Mirvish to expand his famed business from the store to the stage, has died.Theatre company Mirvish Productions said she died Friday afternoon...
B.C. Cheese Farm Owner Distraught over E. Coli Death Linked to Raw Milk Product
Farm owner distraught at E. coli cheese death--KAMLOOPS, B.C. - The co-owner of a small artisan cheese farm tearfully apologized Thursday for contamination that has been linked to the death of one customer and the illnesses of 11 others.Kathy Wikkerink...
BC Premier Meets with Northern Leaders about LNG Revenue-Sharing Deal
Clark promises cities a piece of LNG wealth--VANCOUVER - Municipal politicians in British Columbia's North are facing the exact opposite problem that beset them only a few years ago as the forestry industry declined.Instead of worrying about sluggish...
BlackBerry Cuts 4,500 Staff as Phone Sales Falter, Books Massive Loss
BlackBerry plans 4,500 layoffs as sales falter--TORONTO - A giant inventory of unsold smartphones is casting a shadow over BlackBerry's future as the company struggles to recoup what's left of its reputation, even while it slashes 4,500 employees across...
Booth Hopes to Make Strong Contribution after Recovering from Leg Injury
Booth looks forward to return to action--VANCOUVER - David Booth will put months of rehabilitation from an ankle injury to the test on Saturday.The Vancouver winger is slated to play his first game since March as the Canucks visit the Edmonton Oilers...
Bridge to Replace Aging Massey Tunnel over Fraser River by 2017
Bridge to replace aging Massey Tunnel--VANCOUVER - Premier Christy Clark announced a major bridge project Friday to replace the aging George Massey Tunnel under the south arm of the Fraser River to help break up what she says is one of the worst traffic...
Business News as of 5 P.M. ET
Business News as of 5 p.m. ET--FRIDAY, SEPT. 20, 2013 at 5 p.m. ET.BUSINESS NEWS ADVISORYHere 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 Stampeders Put Home Winning Streak on the Line against Toronto Argonauts
Stamps face tough test against Argos--CALGARY - The Calgary Stampeders closed the 2012 regular season with five straight home wins. Their play at McMahon Stadium has been just as strong this year and it's a big reason why Calgary leads the West Division...
Canada-EU Reach Tentative Deal on Beef and Pork Obstacle in Free Trade Talks: CP
Canada-EU reach tentative deal on meat: CP--OTTAWA - Canada and the European Union have quietly reached a tentative agreement on beef and pork, one of the biggest obstacles standing in the way of a comprehensive trade and investment deal.Multiple sources...
Celebrity Birthdays for Sept. 24
Celebrity birthdays for Sept. 24--Celebrity Birthdays for Sept. 24:Actor-singer Herb Jeffries is 102.Actress Sheila MacRae is 92.Canadian actor Sean McCann is 78.Singer Sonny Turner of The Platters is 74.Jazz trombonist Wayne Henderson, a founding member...
Celebrity Birthdays for Sept. 25
Celebrity birthdays for Sept. 25--Celebrity Birthdays for Sept. 25:Laszlo Gati, conductor of the Victoria Symphony Orchestra from 1967-78, is 88.Newswoman Barbara Walters is 84.Singer Ian Tyson of Ian and Sylvia is 80.Actor Robert Walden ("Lou Grant")...
Celebrity Birthdays for Sept. 26
Celebrity birthdays for Sept. 26--Celebrity Birthdays for Sept. 26:Actor Philip Bosco is 83.Actress Donna Douglas ("The Beverly Hillbillies") is 81.Actor Richard Herd is 81.South African nationalist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is 77.Country singer David...
Celebrity Birthdays for Sept. 27
Celebrity birthdays for Sept. 27--Celebrity Birthdays for Sept. 27:Actress Jayne Meadows is 93.Actress Kathleen Nolan is 80.Actor Wilford Brimley is 79.Actor Claude Jarman Jr. is 79.Author Barbara Howar is 79.Canadian flugelhornist-trumpeter Guido Basso...
Celebrity Birthdays for Sept. 28
Celebrity birthdays for Sept. 28--Celebrity Birthdays for Sept. 28:Actress Brigitte Bardot is 79.Singer Ben E. King is 75.Actor Joel Higgins ("Silver Spoons") is 70.Nick St. Nicholas, bass guitarist with Steppenwolf is 70.Actor Jeffrey Jones is 67.Singer...
Champion Jon Jones, Challenger Alexander Gustafsson Both Make Weight for UFC 165
Jones, Gustafsson make weight for UFC 165--TORONTO - Light-heavyweight champion Jon (Bones) Jones and Swedish challenger Alexander (The Mauler) Gustafsson made weight Friday ahead of their UFC 165 showdown.The six-foot-four champion and six-foot-five...
Decision to Give Addicts in Treatment Heroin Access Won't Happen Again: Ambrose
Minister opposes ruling on heroin access--OTTAWA - Health Minister Rona Ambrose is slamming her own department's decision to provide heroin to certain addicts under a special access program and insisting it won't be allowed to happen again.The program...
Diego Klattenhoff Goes from 'Homeland' So Spader Series 'The Blacklist'
Klattenhoff, from 'Homeland' to 'Blacklist'--TORONTO - Actor James Spader has infused a creepy charm into many characters over the years, from the arrogant rich boyfriend in the film "Pretty in Pink" to executive Robert California on TV's "The Office"...
Early Goals from Pateryn, Galchenyuk Lift Canadiens over Hurricanes 6-0
Early goals lift Habs 6-0 over Hurricanes--QUEBEC - Michael Bournival is making a case for starting the season with the Montreal Canadiens.The hard-working winger had two goals in his first pre-season game last weekend and followed that with a goal and...
Editorial Exchange: Bleak Days for BlackBerry
Editorial Exchange: Bleak days for BlackBerry--An editorial from the Waterloo Region Record, published Sept. 19:The speculation that BlackBerry could soon cut 40 per cent of its workforce has fallen on Waterloo Region like a dense, black cloud. The fact...
Editorial Exchange: Obama Walks a Fine Line in Syria
Editorial Exchange: Obama walks a fine line in Syria--An editorial from the Kamloops Daily News, published Sept. 19:History will have the final say -- as it always does -- on whether U.S. President Barack Obama made the right call to hold his fire on...
Editorial Exchange: PQ Deserves Stiff Pushback on Values Charter
Editorial Exchange: PQ deserves stiff pushback on values charter--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Sept. 18:If you play with fire, you risk getting burned. It's one of the oldest saws in the book. And Quebec Premier Pauline Marois might...
Editorial Exchange: Tougher Discipline for Bad Teachers Is Overdue
Editorial Exchange: Tougher discipline for bad teachers is overdue--An editorial from the Guelph Mercury, published Sept. 20:New legislation introduced by the province that could mean teachers in Ontario may soon automatically lose their licences if...
Editorial Exchange: Young and Sexy
Editorial Exchange: Young and sexy--An editorial from the St. John's Telegram, published Sept. 19:The parents of Rehtaeh Parsons were shocked to discover Tuesday the Halifax teen's photograph was posted on a Facebook promotion for a European dating service.Rehtaeh,...
End of Day of Rest in Saskatchewan Labour Law Worries Regina's Archbishop
New labour law worries archbishop of Regina--REGINA - The Catholic archbishop of Regina is raising concerns about changes to Saskatchewan's labour law that eliminate a reference to Sunday as a day of rest.Archbishop Daniel Bohan says the day of rest...
Entertainment News as of 5 P.M. Friday, Sept. 20
Entertainment News Advisory--Friday, Sept. 20, 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 Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for Alberta issued by Environment Canada at 15:30 mdt Friday 20 September 2013.City...
Extended Forecasts for British Columbia Issued by Environment Canada
Extended forecasts for British Columbia issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for British Columbia issued by Environment Canada at 05:00 pdt Friday 20 September 2013.Metro Vancouver: Sunday,...
Extended Weather Forecast for the Maritimes Issued by Environment Canada
Extended weather forecast for the Maritimes issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for the Maritimes and Iles de la Madeleine issued by Environment Canada at 05:00 adt Friday 20 September...
Extended Weather for Ontario Issued by Environment Canada
Extended weather for Ontario issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for Ontario issued by Environment Canada at 05:00 edt Friday 20 September 2013.City of Toronto: Sunday, a mix of sun and...
Extended Weather for Ontario Issued by Environment Canada
Extended weather for Ontario issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for Ontario issued by Environment Canada at 15:30 edt Friday 20 September 2013.City of Toronto: Sunday, a mix of sun and...
Extended Weather for Saskatchewan Issued by Environment Canada
Extended weather for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada at 04:30 cst Friday 20 September 2013.City of Regina: Sunday, a mix of...
Extended Weather for Saskatchewan Issued by Environment Canada
Extended weather for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada at 15:30 cst Friday 20 September 2013.City of Regina: Sunday, a mix of...
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 Friday 20 September 2013.City of Calgary: Today, a mix of sun and cloud. Wind becoming southwest 30 km-h...
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 Friday 20 September 2013.City of Winnipeg: Today, mainly cloudy. Wind northwest 30 km-h gusting to 50. High 12. UV index 3 or moderate....
Forecast for Newfoundland and Labrador Issued by Environment Canada
Forecast for Newfoundland and Labrador issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for Labrador issued by Environment Canada at 16:00 ndt Friday 20 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 Friday 20 September 2013.City of Thunder Bay, Superior West: Today, cloudy with 40 percent chance...
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 Friday 20 September 2013.City of Toronto: Today, mainly cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers early this afternoon with risk of a thunderstorm....
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 Friday 20 September 2013.City of Toronto: Today, showers at times heavy ending near noon then a mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance...
Forecast for Saskatchewan Issued by Environment Canada
Forecast for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada at 11:00 cst Friday 20 September 2013.City of Regina: Today, sunny. High 18. UV index 4 or moderate. Tonight, clear. Low plus 4 with risk...
Forecast for Saskatchewan Issued by Environment Canada
Forecast for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada at 16:00 cst Friday 20 September 2013.City of Regina: Today, sunny. Wind southeast 20 km-h increasing to 40 gusting to 60 in the morning....
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 Friday 20 September 2013.Halifax Metro and Halifax County West, Lunenburg County: Today, sunny. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud...
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 Friday 20 September 2013.Halifax Metro and Halifax County West, Lunenburg County: Today, a mix of sun and cloud. Fog patches...
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 Friday 20 September 2013.City of Thunder Bay, Superior West: Today, cloudy with 30 percent chance...
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 Friday 20 September 2013.City of Calgary: Today, mainly sunny. Wind becoming south 20 km-h this afternoon....
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 Friday 20 September 2013.Metro Vancouver: Today, mainly sunny. Increasing cloudiness late this afternoon....
Forecasts for the Southwest Interior and Kootenay Regions of B.C. Issued by Environment Canada
Forecasts for The Southwest Interior and Kootenay Regions of B.C. issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for the southwest interior and the Kootenay Districts of British Columbia issued by Environment Canada at 16:00 pdt Friday 20 September 2013.North...
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 Friday 20 September 2013.Whitehorse: Today, cloudy with 60 percent chance...
Former Edmonton Oilers Owner Peter Pocklington Sentenced to Prison in California
Former Edmonton Oilers owner off to prison--RIVERSIDE, Calif. - Former Edmonton Oilers owner Peter Pocklington is off to the real world penalty box -- prison.A judge in Riverside, Calif., sentenced the 71-year-old on Friday to six months behind bars...
Going Inside 'KP:' Kingston Penitentiary Soon Open for Guided Tours
Kingston Penitentiary soon open for tours--TORONTO - Members of the public will have soon have a rare and limited chance to go inside the country's most notorious but soon to be closed prison, the first such opportunity in ages.For three weeks starting...
Gustafsson Hopes to Find Recipe to Dethrone UFC Champion Jon (Bones) Jones
How to beat Jon Jones: Does anybody know?--TORONTO - Retired welterweight Chris (Lights Out) Lytle fought 19 times in the UFC and knows anything can happen in a sport that offers so many different ways to win and lose.So Lytle is not about to write off...
Health Hazards Found at Daycare North of Toronto Where Girl, 2, Died
Health hazards at daycare where girl died--TORONTO - Health inspectors found contaminated, expired and rotting food at an unlicensed daycare north of Toronto the day a two-year-old girl died there this summer, documents show.A report from York Region's...
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 5 P.M. ET Friday, Sept. 20
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory--Friday, Sept. 20, 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...
Hudak Predicts Calls for Leadership Review Will Be Footnote in PC History
Hudak not worried about PC leadership review--LONDON, Ont. - Ontario's Progressive Conservatives will decide Saturday whether they want beleaguered party leader Tim Hudak to submit to another leadership review, but a party official says it won't cast...
Impact's Brovsky Has No Grudge against Whitecaps as Canadian MLS Teams Clash
Impact's Brovsky out to beat Whitecaps--MONTREAL - Jeb Brovsky holds no grudge against the Vancouver Whitecaps for leaving him unprotected in the 2012 Major League Soccer expansion draft.The Lakewood, Col., native had just completed a promising rookie...
Inflation Slows to 1.1 per Cent in August, Statistics Canada Says
Inflation slows to 1.1 per cent: StatsCan--OTTAWA - Canada's annual inflation rate slowed to 1.1 per cent in August, amid smaller increases for housing and gas prices than in the previous month, Statistics Canada said Friday.The August annual inflation...
Iran Breakthrough Possible with New President, Former Ambassador Taylor Says
Iran breakthrough possible, Ken Taylor says--BANFF, Alta. - A diplomatic breakthrough between the West and Iran could be in sight, says the man who served as Canada's ambassador in Tehran during the 1979 Islamic Revolution.Ken Taylor called Iran's new...
Jets Bow 4-1 to New Central Division Rival Wild in Pre-Season Game
Wild pull welcome mat from under Jets--WINNIPEG - Welcome to the Central Division.It may be just an NHL pre-season game but the Winnipeg Jets crumbled 4-1 before new regular rivals the Minnesota Wild Thursday. And the Wild didn't dress their highest-priced...
Little Winnipeg Jets Fan Caught on Video Having Breakdown over Goalie Change
Little Jets fan distraught over goalie change--WINNIPEG - If anyone ever doubted whether Winnipeggers take their hockey to heart, they should consider the case of Bianca Simon.The three-year-old was devastated this week when the Winnipeg Jets put Al...
Loonie Declines as Annual Inflation Comes in with Expectations at 1.1 per Cent
Loonie falls as Canadian inflation slows--TORONTO - The loonie headed lower Friday as Statistics Canada reported that the annual inflation rate slowed in August.The Canadian dollar lost 0.35 of a cent to 97.10 cents US.The agency said Canada's annual...
Markets End Lower as BlackBerry Announces 4,500 Layoffs, Substantial Loss
TSX falls as BlackBerry announces loss, layoffs--TORONTO - The Toronto Stock Exchange fell sharply Friday amid news that smartphone maker BlackBerry Ltd. is cutting 4,500 jobs and will post a substantial loss next week when it reports its latest quarterly...
Nelsen Said despite No Post-Season, His Players Still Have Something to Prove
Nelsen: Players still have something to prove--TORONTO - Ryan Nelsen has been exactly where his players are, with several games to go in a disappointing season and seemingly nothing left to play for."You feel like you're in this kind of limbo," said...
Netflix Might Have Doubled Its Canadian Subscribers in the Past Year: Report
Netflix subscribers doubled in a year: report--TORONTO - Netflix might have doubled its Canadian subscriber base in the past year, according to a recently released report.Research by the Media Technology Monitor, based on surveys with 2,013 adults between...
Newest Manitoba Liberal Leadership Candidate Too Late for Party Debate
Manitoba Liberal candidate too late for debate--WINNIPEG - Bob Axworthy, brother of a former federal cabinet minister, has become the third candidate for the leadership of the troubled Manitoba Liberal Party.But his entry into the race came too late...
New GM Tim Bezbatchenko Brings Brain, Knowledge of MLS to Toronto FC
Bezbatchenko brings big brain to TFC--TORONTO - Toronto FC now has brainiac GM Tim Bezbatchenko to go along with up-and-coming manager Ryan Nelsen.The underachieving MLS team has a $20-million training centre that is the envy of the league, a fan base...
News of Massive Layoffs Met with Cautious Confidence in BlackBerry's Hometown
Cautious confidence in BlackBerry's hometown--News of massive layoffs at BlackBerry (TSX:BB) was met Friday with cautious confidence in the company's hometown that the tech sector hub will be able to weather the job losses.The company hasn't said how...
Nova Scotia Election Results Advisory
Nova Scotia election results advisory--EDITORS: On Tuesday, Oct. 8, voters in Nova Scotia go to the polls in their provincial general election.All Nova Scotia election stories from The Canadian Press that day will continue to be available on either the...
Nova Scotia Political Parties Court Seniors as Their Influence Grows
Nova Scotia parties court senior vote--HALIFAX - The quiet home of a Halifax senior provided the backdrop Friday as Progressive Conservative Leader Jamie Baillie made the latest in a series of announcements by Nova Scotia's three main political parties...
OC Transpo Riders Quietly Reflect on Deadly Crash Exactly 48 Hours Later
Bus passengers silent as first train passes--OTTAWA - It was exactly 8:48 a.m. and everyone on the bus knew it.The Ottawa city bus, OC Transpo route 94 Millennium, was halted at the same rail crossing where just 48 hours earlier a double-decker bus _...
Ontario News as of 4 P.M. on Sept. 20, 2013
Ontario News Advisory--Friday, Sept. 20, 2013As of 4 p.m.ONTARIO NEWS ADVISORYHere are the Ontario News stories from The Canadian Press as of 4 p.m. ET. All times are local unless otherwise stated. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries...
Pageau Makes Case to Stay with Senators in 3-2 Loss to Maple Leafs
Pageau makes case to stay with Sens in loss--OTTAWA - Jean Gabriel Pageau is making his case to start the regular season with the Ottawa Senators.David Bolland scored the winner midway through the third period as Toronto downed the Senators 3-2, but...
Panel Says Criminal Code Should Allow Conditional Sentences for People with FASD
Conditional sentences best for FASD:study--EDMONTON - A panel on legal issues facing people with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder is recommending conditional sentences would be better for those convicted of offences.Ian Binnie, a former Supreme Court...
Parental Shaming Makes Headlines, but Disciplinary Approach Misses Mark: Experts
Is shaming an effective disciplinary strategy?--TORONTO - When it comes to curbing persistently bad behaviour exhibited by children, is shaming the new name of the game in parental discipline?Scott Mackintosh recently offered a very public -- and buzzworthy...
Pro Line Game Information from the Ontario Lottery Corp
Pro Line game information from the Ontario Lottery Corp.--SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. - Pro Line game information:Saturday, Sept. 21E TIME SPT VIS HOME V+ V T H H+ O # U17 4:00p FTB MTL HAM 6.2 4.5 3.8 1.3 1.6 1.75 53.5 1.6518 7:30p FTB TOR CGY 4.8 3.7 3.5...
QMJHL Roundup: Sylvester Lifts Sagueneens over Cataractes with Overtime Goal
QMJHL Roundup: Chicoutimi defeats Shawinigan 3-2 in OT--SHAWINIGAN, Que. - Sebastien Sylvestre scored twice, including the winner 4:39 into overtime, as the Chicoutimi Sagueneens edged the Shawinigan Cataractes 3-2 on Friday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey...
Rail Company's Plan to Ship Oil through Hudson Bay Too Risky: Minister
Manitoba wants brakes on plan to ship oil north--WINNIPEG - The Manitoba government says a rail company's plans to start transporting oil across hundreds of kilometres of remote rail line built on permafrost is too risky to the environment and the safety...
Required Oath to Queen for New Canadians Constitutional, Court Rules
Oath to Queen for new Canadians constitutional--TORONTO - Forcing would-be Canadians to take an oath to the Queen as a condition of citizenship is constitutional, even if it does violate free-speech rights, an Ontario court ruled Friday.In his ruling,...
Restart of ScoZinc Mine on Hold, Selwyn to Close Head Office in Vancouver
ScoZinc mine restart put on hold indefinitely--VANCOUVER - Selwyn Resources Ltd. (TSXV:SWN) has decided against restarting the ScoZinc mining project in Nova Scotia at this time, due to uncertainty over the price of zinc and other metals, and close its...
Review Needed after Head of New Brunswick Energy Institute Quits, Critic Says
Call for review after Louis LaPierre quits--FREDERICTON - New Brunswick Premier David Alward said he doesn't believe the resignation of Louis LaPierre as chairman of the New Brunswick Energy Institute over false academic credentials undermines the work...
Rift Opens in Quebec over Impact of Charter on Women
Quebec women's group dragged into charter debate--The Parti Quebecois' charter of values has prompted a backlash within the feminist movement that has reached all the way up to the head of a government body on women's issues.The dispute centres on what...
Roughriders Not Clear on Who Will Play Quarterback for B.C. Lions
Riders unsure who Lions' QB will be--REGINA - About all Corey Chamblin knows for sure is the Saskatchewan Roughriders won't have to deal with quarterback Travis Lulay when they face the B.C. Lions on Sunday.But who'll replace Lulay under centre? Well,...
Rufus Wainwright Still Paying Tribute to Late Mother Kate McGarrigle
Wainwright still paying tribute to McGarrigle--TORONTO - It's been 32 months since legendary Canadian folksinger Kate McGarrigle succumbed to sarcoma, a period her grieving son Rufus Wainwright has spent organizing tribute concerts on both sides of the...
Shares in Big Three Telcos Could Rally If No Foreign Players in Auction: Analyst
Big three carriers' stock could rally:analyst--MONTREAL - Shares in Canada's big three wireless carriers -- Rogers, Bell and Telus -- could start regaining value next week if it turns out that no large foreign telecom has applied to take part in Canada's...
TFC's Osorio Suspended Two Games for Dangerous Play, Impact's De Santis Gets One
TFC's Osorio, Impact's De Santis suspended--NEW YORK, N.Y. - Toronto FC midfielder Jonathan Osorio has been suspended two games for kicking the ball at an opponent's head and Montreal Impact sporting director Nick De Santis got one game for aggressive...
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Sept. 21-23
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Sept. 21-23--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Saturday, Sept. 21 to Monday, Sept. 23 as of 3 p.m: x-denotes wire, y-denotes picture, z-denotes graphics coverage. Copy from other events based on merit...
Thursday's Grouped NHL Pre-Season Summaries
Maple Leafs 3, Senators 2First Period1. Ottawa, Claesson 1 (Ryan, Wiercioch) 16:02Penalties _ Ranger Tor (cross-checking) 1:49, Devane Tor (unsportsmanlike conduct) 8:53, Devane Tor, Kassian Ott (roughing, fighting) 13:00.Second Period2. Toronto, Kadri...
Today in History - Oct. 1
Today in History - Oct. 1--Today in History for Oct. 1:On this date:In 1674, Francois de Montmorency-Laval was officially named Bishop of Quebec by Pope Clement X.In 1764, civil law replaced military rule in Canada.In 1800, Spain sold Louisiana to France...
Today in History - Oct. 2
Today in History - Oct. 2--Today in History for Oct. 2:On this date:In 322 BC, Greek philosopher Aristotle died.In 1535, French explorer Jacques Cartier explored the St. Lawrence River to Hochelaga, present site of Montreal.In 1608, the first telescope...
Today in History - Oct. 3
Today in History - Oct. 3--Today in History for Oct. 3rd:On this date:In 1226, St. Francis of Assisi, founder of the Franciscan order, died. He was canonized in 1228.In 1692, in Massachusetts, theologian Increase Mather published his "Cases of Conscience...
Today in History - Oct. 4
Today in History - Oct. 4--Today in History for Oct. 4:On this date:In 1535, the printing of the first English-language Bible was completed in London.In 1669, Dutch painter Rembrandt died.In 1824, the Federal Republic of Mexico was proclaimed.In 1830,...
Today in History - Oct. 5
Today in History - Oct. 5--Today in History for Oct. 5:On this date:In 1502, Christopher Columbus reaches Costa Rica.In 1789, William Scoresby, English scientist and Arctic explorer, was born.In 1793, Christianity was abolished in France during the Revolution.In...
Today in History - Sept. 29
Today in History - Sept. 29--Today in History for Sept. 29:On this date:In 1547, Miguel de Cervantes, Spanish poet, playwright and novelist, the creator of "Don Quixote," was born.In 1560, King Gustav I of Sweden, founder of the Vasa dynasty which ruled...
Today in History - Sept. 30
Today in History - Sept. 30--Today in History for Sept. 30:On this date:In 1399, King Henry IV ascended the throne of England. He had usurped the crown from Richard II, beginning the Lancastrian dynasty and planting the seeds of the "Wars of the Roses."In...
Today in Music History - Oct. 1
Today in Music History - Oct. 1--Today in Music History for Oct. 1:In 1919, the famous Canadian vaudeville troupe, "The Dumbells," gave their first Canadian performance in London, Ont., in a musical review called "Biff, Bang, Bing." Two years later,...
Today in Music History - Oct. 2
Today in Music History - Oct. 2--Today in Music History for Oct. 2:In 1899, Victor Herbert's operetta "The Singing Girl" received its world premiere at Her Majesty's Theatre in Montreal. Alice Nielsen sang the title role and Canadian-born tenor Eugene...
Today in Music History - Oct. 3
Today in Music History - Oct. 3--Today in Music History for Oct. 3:In 1938, '50s rock 'n' roller Eddie Cochran was born in Oklahoma City. His career was brief, lasting just over three years from his first hit "Sittin' in the Balcony" in 1957 to his death...
Today in Music History - Oct. 4
Today in Music History - Oct. 4--Today in Music History for Oct. 4:In 1929, Leroy Van Dyke, a former livestock auctioneer turned performer, was born in Spring Fork, Miss. He also was a correspondent for several midwestern farm newspapers, and he used...
Today in Music History - Oct. 5
Today in Music History - Oct. 5--Today in Music History for Oct. 5:In 1880, French composer Jacques Offenbach died in Paris.In 1925, Nashville's WSM radio went on the air. One of its first regular programs was a Saturday night feature called the "WSM...
Today in Music History - Sept. 29
Today in Music History - Sept. 29--Today in Music History for Sept. 29:In 1907, Gene Autry, the most famous singing cowboy of the movies, was born in Tioga, Texas. His career took off with his 1931 recording of "Silver Haired Daddy of Mine," which eventually...

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