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Articles from December 18, 2013

Advisory of Year-End Stories Moving on the Canadian Press Wire Beginning Dec. 12
Advisory on Canadian Press year-end stories--Here is a list of the stories that The Canadian Press has planned for year-end editions. The stories began moving on Thursday, Dec. 12.Most year-end stories will carry the slug keyword YEAR. Photos to illustrate...
After Tough 2013, Harper and Team Focus on Election Horizon
Harper begins election focus after tough 2013--OTTAWA - For a hint of just how much turmoil Stephen Harper has experienced in 2013, his official Twitter account is not a bad place to start.In January, @pmharper tweeted a "Day in the Life," a behind-the-scenes...
Alberta Politician Pleads Guilty to Solicitation of Prostitutes in Minnesota
Mike Allen guilty of trying to hire prostitutes--EDMONTON - An Alberta politician caught in a Minnesota prostitution sting has pleaded guilty and served notice he won't be quitting the legislature.Court documents filed in St. Paul, Minn., stated Mike...
Are Excessive Touring Demands Causing Young Bands to Burn Out?
Excessive touring causing bands to burnout?--TORONTO - When it comes to horror stories of life on tour, the Darcys' Wes Marskell can spin a scary yarn like Wes Craven.Consider the time he and his Toronto band were eating dinner in Guelph, Ont., before...
B.C. Auditor General Says No Government Interference in Paying Basi, Virk Bills
Basi-Virk legal bills pass muster, says AG--VICTORIA - British Columbia's auditor general says the Liberal government's system of paying the legal bills of government officials and employees facing criminal or civil matters isn't perfect, but it's principled...
Business News as of 5 P.M. ET
Business News as of 5 p.m. ET--WEDNESDAY, DEC. 18, 2013, 5 p.m. ETBUSINESS NEWS ADVISORYHere are the top Business News stories from The Canadian Press as of 5 p.m. All times Eastern unless otherwise stated. Coverage plans are included when available....
Calgary Man Sues Shoppers Drug Mart Chain over Daughter's Death
Calgary man sues chain over daughter's death--CALGARY - A Calgary man has filed a civil lawsuit against Shoppers Drug Mart Inc., claiming his teenage daughter was not adequately warned about the risks of taking a prescribed acne medication.The statement...
Canada Hammers Japan 15-0 to Advance to Universiade Women's Hockey Final
Canada moves into Universiade hockey final--TRENTINO, Italy - Gabrielle Davidson scored a hat trick as Canada's women's hockey team advanced to its third straight Winter Universiade final with a 15-0 semifinal win over Japan on Wednesday.Amanda Parkins...
Canada Post Makes Parcels a Priority Service as It Focuses on Turning a Profit
Canada Post makes parcels a priority--MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - At the Canada Post facility on the outskirts of Toronto, employees are hurriedly processing thousands of parcels to keep pace with shipments that arrive every few minutes.It's the Christmas season,...
Canada Post Must Change Shape and Size, Just like What It Delivers, Says CEO
Canada Post chief defends plan to cut service--OTTAWA - Just as what it delivers is changing dramatically, Canada Post must make difficult changes to keep pace in the digital world, the head of Crown agency told a Commons committee Wednesday.In defending...
Canada's Women's Soccer Team Settles for Scoreless Draw against Brazil
Canada settles for draw against Brazil--BRASILIA, Brazil - Canada's women's soccer team will play for third place at the Torneio Internacional de Futebol Feminino after a scoreless draw against Brazil on Wednesday.Canada needed a win in order to make...
Canadians Less Likely Than Other Mobile Users to Text Holiday Greetings: Study
Is texting holiday greetings acceptable?--TORONTO - Would you dash off a quick text message to wish a friend or family member a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah or Joyous Kwanzaa instead of calling?Cellphone-toting Canadians appear less likely than their...
Class Action for Unpaid Overtime against BMO Nesbitt Burns to Proceed
Nesbitt Burns OT class action to proceed--TORONTO - A second Ontario court has ruled that a class action by employees seeking compensation for what is alleged to have been unpaid overtime can proceed against BMO Nesbitt Burns.Lawyers for the plaintiffs...
Crown Uncovers Evidence That Suggests 'Swirl Face' Pedophile Viewed Child Porn
'Swirl Face' caught with child porn: Crown--RICHMOND, B.C. - A British Columbia man who spent five years in a Thai prison for sexually abusing children after an image of his digitally obscured face was reconstructed is facing new allegations that he...
CRTC Lays out Plan for NorthwesTel to Provide Better Telecom Service in North
CRTC wants better telecom service in North--The CRTC wants better wireless and Internet service in Canada's North and has laid out a plan for a Bell Canada subsidiary to get services in line with consumer expectations in the "second decade of the 21st...
DeRozan Scores 30 but Raptors Lose 104-102 to Bobcats in Overtime
Raptors lose 104-102 to Bobcats in OT--TORONTO - The Toronto Raptors were set to depart for a gruelling four-game road swing after Wednesday night's loss to the Charlotte Bobcats.The trip couldn't come at a better time, as it's homecourt that proving...
Despite Altercation, Bruins' Milan Lucic Still 'Proud' to Be from Vancouver
Lucic still 'proud' to be from Vancouver--VANCOUVER - Days after saying he was done defending his hometown following an altercation at a nightclub, Boston Bruins forward Milan Lucic says he's still "proud" to be from Vancouver.Lucic claims he was punched...
Editorial Exchange: Are We Losing the Spirit?
Editorial Exchange: Are we losing the spirit?--An editorial from the Corner Brook Western Star, published Dec. 18:A federal Conservative cabinet minister this week apologized for comments he made about child poverty on a British Columbia radio station.Industry...
Editorial Exchange: Back to the Table on Pensions
Editorial Exchange: Back to the table on pensions--An editorial from the Winnipeg Free Press, published Dec. 18:Finance Minister Jim Flaherty this week chose procrastination as his preferred approach to Canada's developing pension problem. Ontario and...
Editorial Exchange: Extended Break Doesn't Add Up
Editorial Exchange: Extended break doesn't add up--An editorial from the Kamloops Daily News, published Dec. 17:According to school board officials, all we need to make a two-week spring break work is to shave nine minutes off lunch hours.At first glance,...
Editorial Exchange: Flaherty Nixes Sheridan's Plan to Save Pensions
Editorial Exchange: Flaherty nixes Sheridan's plan to save pensions--An editorial from the Charlottetown Guardian, published Dec. 18:A national campaign by P.E.I. Finance Minister Wes Sheridan to boost the Canada Pension Plan by raising premiums has...
Editorial Exchange: Liberal Dreams Bring Costly Bills
Editorial Exchange: Liberal dreams bring costly bills--An editorial from the Waterloo Region Record, published Dec. 18:A serious threat confronts Ontario's fragile economic recovery, a threat that looms larger each day. That threat comes from the province's...
Editorial Exchange: Ottawa Is Wrong to Block Much-Needed CPP Reform
Editorial Exchange: Ottawa is wrong to block much-needed CPP reform--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Dec. 16:According to Prime Minister Stephen Harper's government, one in four Canadian workers isn't saving enough for retirement. That's...
Editorial Exchange: Refugees Face Luck of the Draw
Editorial Exchange: Refugees face luck of the draw--An editorial from the Winnipeg Free Press, published Dec. 17:An exhaustive study into how refugee claims are handled in Canada has raised disturbing questions about both the fairness and quality of...
Editorial Exchange: Stop Icing Debate on CPP Top-Up
Editorial Exchange: Stop icing debate on CPP top-up--An editorial from the Halifax Chronicle-Herald, published Dec. 17:It's one of the more futile rites of December.Canada's federal and provincial finance ministers wring their hands over the inadequate...
Editorial Exchange: Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's Endless Apologies Show He's Unfit for Office
Editorial Exchange: Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's endless apologies show he's unfit for office--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Dec. 17:It's a safe bet that no mayor in Toronto's history -- indeed, probably not in the world -- has said "sorry"...
Editorial Exchange: Troubling Questions on Line 9 Reversal Plan
Editorial Exchange: Troubling questions on Line 9 reversal plan--An editorial from the Hamilton Spectator, published Dec. 17:They keep cropping up, these flashing caution signs around Enbridge's controversial Line 9 reversal plan.Enbridge plans to boost...
Editorial Exchange: Who Needs CPP?
Editorial Exchange: Who needs CPP?--An editorial from the St. John's Telegram, published Dec. 18:"We believe that CPP payroll taxes can hurt the economy and distract from what truly matters for all Canadians -- keeping our economy strong and our finances...
Entertainment News as of 5 P.M. Wednesday, Dec. 18
Entertainment News Advisory--Wednesday, Dec. 18, 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-Bloc MP Maria Mourani Says Her Days as a Sovereigntist Are Over
Ex-Bloc MP Maria Mourani gives up on sovereignty--OTTAWA - A former Bloc Quebecois MP who quit the party after a disagreement over Quebec's proposed secularism charter says she's no longer a sovereigntist.Maria Mourani made the announcement in an open...
Executive Hiring at BlackBerry Continues; 2 New Appointments Announced
BB announced 2 more executive appointments--BlackBerry Ltd. is continuing to restock its executive offices as interim CEO John Chen revamps the money-losing smartphone company with a focus on business customers.The Waterloo, Ont.,-based company (TSX:BB)...
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 18 December 2013.Metro Vancouver: Friday,...
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 18 December 2013.City of Toronto: Friday, periods of rain or...
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 18 December 2013.City of Toronto: Friday, periods of rain or...
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 18 December 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 15:30 cst Wednesday 18 December 2013.City of Regina, Fort Qu'Appelle...
Family of Canadian Activist Held in Russia 'Cautiously Optimistic' about Pardon
Family of Cdn activist cautiously optimistic--The sister of one of two Canadian Greenpeace activists facing charges in Russia says she's "cautiously optimistic" that an amnesty bill passed Wednesday in Moscow will apply to them.Patricia Ruzycki Stirling...
Federal Review Panel to Issue Report on Northern Gateway Pipeline
Report coming on Northern Gateway pipeline--VANCOUVER - A federal-review-panel report on the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline will be released this week, following more than a year of hearings throughout B.C. and Alberta.The highly anticipated report...
Forecast for Coastal British Columbia Issued by Environment Canada
Forecast for Coastal British Columbia issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for Coastal British Columbia issued by Environment Canada at 16:00 pst Wednesday 18 December 2013.Metro Vancouver: Today, mainly sunny. Increasing cloudiness in the afternoon....
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 18 December 2013.City of Toronto: Today, cloudy with 40 percent chance of flurries. Wind west 20 km-h becoming light early this...
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 18 December 2013.City of Toronto, Burlington - Oakville, Halton Hills - Milton, Mississauga - Brampton: Today, cloudy. 40 percent...
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 18 December 2013.City of Regina: Today, periods of light snow and local blowing snow ending near noon then clearing....
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 18 December 2013.City of Regina: Today, clearing in the morning. High -23.City of Saskatoon: Today, sunny. Wind becoming...
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 18 December 2013.Halifax Metro and Halifax County West, Lunenburg County: Today, snow at times heavy ending this...
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 18 December 2013.Halifax Metro and Halifax County West, Halifax County - east of Porters Lake, Lunenburg County:...
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 the Southwest Interior and Kootenay Regions Issued by Environment Canada
Forecasts for The Southwest Interior and Kootenay Regions issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for the southwest interior and the Kootenay Districts of British Columbia issued by Environment Canada at 11:00 pst Wednesday 18 December 2013.North Okanagan...
Foreign Affairs Minister Baird Says Snowden Should Surrender to U.S
Baird says Snowden should surrender to U.S.--OTTAWA - National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden should abandon his bid for asylum in Brazil and surrender himself to the United States, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said Wednesday.Baird told...
Former Major League Soccer MVP Dwayne De Rosario Coming Home to Toronto FC
De Rosario coming home to Toronto FC--TORONTO - Toronto FC thought long and hard about bringing Dwayne De Rosario home.The team's all-time leading scorer, DeRo has won everything there is to win in MLS. But the former league MVP is 35 and made a whopping...
Frustration Continues to Build as Maple Leafs Lack Necessary Answers
Frustration builds as Leafs lack answers--Randy Carlyle has stated repeatedly how challenging it is to coach the Maple Leafs in Toronto.Due to the pressure in the market, the coach has tried to keep from piling on any of the negativity surrounding his...
GardaWorld Wins 'Game-Changing' Outsourcing Contract from Bank of America
GardaWorld wins Bank of America contract--MONTREAL - GardaWorld has landed what it bills as a transformational contract, with Bank of America agreeing to become the first large financial institution in the United States to fully outsource its cash vault...
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 5 P.M. ET Wednesday, Dec. 18
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory--Wednesday, Dec. 18, 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...
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.Tuesday's resultsBoston 2 Calgary 0Buffalo 4 Winnipeg...
HKO-WHL-Stdgs
HKO-WHL-Stdgs--WHLAll Times LOCALEASTERN 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 of...
Hollingsworth Leads Canada's Skeleton Team into Her Third and Final Winter Games
Hollingsworth ready for third Olympic Games--CALGARY - Unlike her two previous Olympic Games, Mellisa Hollingsworth heads to Sochi, Russia, less of a favourite and more an underdog. She's fine with that.Hollingsworth, from Eckville, Alta., joined Sarah...
How a Self-Proclaimed 'Sovereign Citizen' Was Evicted from a Calgary Home
How a Freeman was evicted from Calgary home--CALGARY - A look at how a sovereign citizen was evicted from an Alberta landlady's property:Sunday, Sept. 22 -- Alberta pensioner Rebekah Caverhill goes public with details about how her rental property has...
Impact Name Former Chicago Fire Boss Klopas as Coach, Fire Schallibaum
Impact name ex-Fire boss Klopas as coach--MONTREAL - The Montreal Impact hope that Frank Klopas has the blend of European style and American know-how they've been seeking.The club that dominated the first half of the Major League Soccer season only to...
Industry Minister Says Status Quo on Roaming Rates by Big Telcos Not Good Enough
Roaming agreements are a 'nagging irritant'--Canada's biggest telecom companies will be forced to renegotiate roaming rates they charge small rivals for using their networks as the federal government acts to create more competition in the telecom business.Industry...
Inquiry Judge Says Hospitals Need to Better Monitor Suicidal Patients in Alberta
Judge calls for hospital changes after suicide--CALGARY - An Alberta judge says hospitals need to do a better job of checking on suicidal patients after a man killed himself in his Calgary hospital room.Shayne Anonson of Priddis, Alta., was admitted...
Jon Montgomery in Danger of Not Making Canada's 2014 Olympic Team
Montgomery in danger of missing Olympic team--CALGARY - The man who gave the host country one of its most memorable moments of the 2010 Winter Olympics faces long odds to compete at the next Winter Games.Jon Montgomery's gold medal in skeleton at the...
Judge Won't Toss Amended Omar Khadr Lawsuit against Ottawa but Wants Changes
Judge won't toss Omar Khadr's amended suit--TORONTO - Former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Omar Khadr deserves another chance to widen his civil lawsuit against the federal government but his lawyers first need to rework his claim, a judge ruled Wednesday.Federal...
Kingston Crane Operator 'Severely Burned,' Employer Says; Crane Could Crash Down
Kingston crane operator 'severely burned'--KINGSTON, Ont. - A 68-year-old construction worker stranded atop a crane at the centre of a massive fire in Kingston, Ont., was "severely burned" before a military helicopter was able to navigate smoke and leaping...
Leiweke Asks for Patience from TFC Fans over Final Designated Player Signing
Leiweke asks for patience in final DP deal--TORONTO - One senses that Tim Leiweke hits the accelerator rather than the brake when he comes across a yellow light.The Maple Leafs Sports & Entertainment boss knows where he's going and usually can't...
Liberal MP Gerry Byrne Sorry for 'Intemperate' Comments about Pamela Anderson
Liberal MP sorry for Pam Anderson comments--CORNER BROOK, N.L. - A Liberal MP in Newfoundland says he is sorry for "intemperate" comments he made on social media after actress Pamela Anderson and Sam Simon, co-creator of "The Simpsons," visited his province...
Life Expectancy for People with HIV Approaching That of General Population
HIV patient's life expectancy nears norm--TORONTO - The life expectancy of Canadians and Americans who are HIV positive is closing in on that of the general population, a new study reveals.It suggests that 20-year-olds diagnosed with HIV today can expect...
Little-Known 'Sovereign Citizen' Movement Emerged from Shadows in 2013
Politicians, police watch 'sovereign citizens'--CALGARY - A so-called sovereign citizen movement emerged from the shadows in 2013 with the story of a pensioner whose rental duplex was claimed as an "embassy" by a follower and his friends.A week after...
Loonie Down Ahead of Fed Announcement, Traders Hope for Clarity on Tapering
Loonie lower ahead of Fed announcement--TORONTO - The Canadian dollar closed sharply lower Wednesday as the U.S. currency strengthened after the Federal Reserve said it plans to start winding up its massive bond purchases starting in January.The loonie...
Make Holiday Meal Special with Tips and Tricks from Chef Susur Lee
Chef Susur Lee makes holiday meal special--TORONTO, Cananda - Chef Susur Lee plans to add an exotic touch to his family Christmas dinner this year with a flavourful twist on traditional turkey.When the temperature dips, spicy foods are delicious, Lee...
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 Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (13,334.73 up 154.57 points):Sirocco Mining Inc. (TSX:SIM). Miner....
Mulcair Predicts Northern Gateway a Non-Starter, No Matter How NEB Rules
Mulcair says Northern Gateway a non-starter--OTTAWA - Tom Mulcair predicts the Northern Gateway pipeline will never be built, even if it passes environmental muster.Indeed, the NDP leader says the controversial project should have been vetoed outright,...
Museum of Nature Exhibit Reveals the Art and Science of Fish X-Rays
Exhibit displays X-rays of Arctic fish--OTTAWA - For most people, fish bones may be just an annoyance at dinnertime. But a new exhibition at the Canadian Museum of Nature could give viewers a broader perspective."X-rays of Arctic Fishes," opening Jan....
Nova Scotia Looking at Budget Deficit as Liberals Revise Fiscal Forecast
Nova Scotia looking at budget deficit--HALIFAX - Nova Scotia's deficit forecast will be at least $300 million higher than expected when Finance Minister Diana Whalen tables her first fiscal update Thursday.Whalen confirmed the bad news Wednesday, saying...
Ontario Lowers Fee for Drive Clean Vehicle Emissions Tests to $30, Down from $35
Drive Clean fees to be lowered from $35 to $30--TORONTO - Ontario's governing Liberals are shifting fees for Drive Clean vehicle emission tests into reverse, lowering the price from $35 to $30 starting in April.But they have no plans to scrap the program...
Ottawa to Create Pool of Third-Party Managers for Financially Troubled Reserves
Feds want pool of third-party managers--OTTAWA - The federal government wants to be able to tap into a pool of pre-qualified candidates who can manage the affairs of financially troubled First Nations communities.The call for third-party managers comes...
Pacioretty, Canadiens' Special Teams Key to 3-1 Victory over Coyotes
Canadiens' special teams key to 3-1 win--MONTREAL - Montreal Canadiens' special teams finally came through.The Canadiens scored twice on the power play and fended off four minor penalties in their 3-1 come-from-behind victory over the Phoenix Coyotes...
Panthers Making Progress under Horachek, in Full View of HBO Cameras
Panthers making progress under Horachek--TORONTO - The Florida Panthers have gone streaking.Winners of four straight and six of their past seven, they're showing significant progress more than a month after the firing of coach Kevin Dineen and hiring...
Photo Advisory Addition
Photo advisory addition--The Canadian Press picture advisory addition for Wednesday, Dec. 18, 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...
Premier Brad Wall Sees Tighter Budget Belts in Saskatchewan's Future
Saskatchewan faces budget belt-tightening--REGINA - Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall is already trying to manage expectations ahead of the next provincial budget.At a news conference to boast about Saskatchewan's population growing to 1,114,170 people,...
Promise of Bombardier's New CSeries to Be Put to the Test in 2014
CSeries faces crucial year of testing, orders--MONTREAL - Bombardier celebrated the first flight of its CSeries commercial jet in 2013, but the success of the world's first new narrow-body design in nearly 30 years is riding on the test results.Customers...
Rail Service Resumes in Lac-Megantic for First Time since July's Fatal Disaster
Train service returns to Lac-Megantic--LAC-MEGANTIC, Que. - Trains are rolling through Lac-Megantic, Que. for the first time since last summer's deadly rail disaster.Rail service resumed Wednesday in the town where a runaway train carrying crude oil...
Red Wings Hold Practice Outdoors at Comerica Park, Lighten Mood amid Losing Skid
Red Wings go outdoors to escape losing streak--DETROIT - The sky wasn't so bright, Pavel Datsyuk didn't need to wear eye black."No sun," he said. "In Detroit, no sunny days. We start winning it might be sunny."These are gloomy days for the Red Wings,...
Saputo Faces Just One Rival in Australia as Bega Cheese Ends Effort to Buy Dairy
Saputo loses one rival for Australian dairy--MONTREAL - Saputo will face just one rival in the home stretch to acquire Australia's oldest diary processor, with Bega Cheese set to withdraw from the race for Warrnambool Butter & Cheese.Bega, which...
Saskatchewan Premier Says Timing Is Wrong to Double Canada Pension Plan Rates
Wall says timing is wrong to double CPP--REGINA - Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall says he doesn't want to see an increase to contribution rates for the Canada Pension Plan, at least right now."I just don't think it's right for the Canadian economy right...
Susur's Jerk Chicken Recipe with Spicy Mango Salsa Delicious Holiday Fare
Susur's Jerk Chicken delicious holiday fare--For a twist on the traditional Christmas turkey, Chef Susur Lee plans to make this jerk version for his family. He has also created a Spicy Mango Salsa to pair with the poultry, along with a Green Curry Shrimp...
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Dec. 19--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Dec. 19 as of 10 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...
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 Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013
Top News Advisory--Wednesday, Dec. 18, 20132:30 p.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 develops. Contact...
Tories Want Inquiry after MBA Premier Admits Knowing Minister Misled Legislature
Opposition wants inquiry of Manitoba premier--WINNIPEG - Manitoba's opposition parties are calling for an inquiry and the ousting of an NDP MLA from caucus after Premier Greg Selinger admitted he knew for months that a former cabinet minister misled...
TransCanada CEO Sees Mexico Oil Pipeline Opportunities If Market Opens
TransCanada eyes Mexico oil pipelines--CALGARY - The CEO of TransCanada Corp. sees opportunities to build new oil pipelines in Mexico, which is poised to end its government's monopoly on energy development and open its oilfields up to foreign players.To...
TSX, New York Markets Sharply Higher as Fed Decides to Begin Tapering
TSX jumps 155 points as Fed to start tapering--TORONTO - North American stock markets closed sharply higher Wednesday as the U.S. Federal Reserve ended months of speculation and announced it will start cutting back on its monthly asset purchases.The...
Warfarin to Treat Irregular Heartbeat May Up Stroke Risk at First: Study
Warfarin may up stroke risk initially: study--TORONTO - Some patients with an irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation appear to have almost double the risk of a stroke in the first 30 days after starting treatment with warfarin -- even though...
WHL Roundup: Victoria Royals Snap Edmonton Oil Kings' Win Streak with 5-3 Victory
WHL: Royals snap Oil Kings' win streak--EDMONTON - Jack Palmer and the Victoria Royals were able to hold on to snap the Edmonton Oil Kings' impressive win streak.Palmer's second-period goal stood as the eventual winner as Victoria held off Edmonton for...
Your 'Digital Tattoo' Will Not Disappear from the Web: Cyber Security Firm
Scams, privacy are big digital concerns in 2014--MONTREAL - Cyber criminals will still be out in force in 2014, but privacy is expected to come to the forefront of digital concerns. Along with scams, cyber security firms see a continued risk to citizens'...
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