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2013 NHL Pre-Season Schedule
2013 NHL Exhibition Schedule--NEW YORK, N.Y. - The 2013 National Hockey League exhibition schedule as announced by the league (all times Eastern; ss_split squad):Saturday's gamesWashington vs. Winnipeg (at Belleville, Ont.), 7 p.m.Edmonton (ss) at Calgary...
Absences of Unsigned Players and Others Stick out as NHL Training Camps Open
Absences stick out as NHL training camps open--As players arrived for the start of NHL training camps, the bigger focus was on those who didn't report.In St. Louis it was defenceman Alex Pietrangelo, in Toronto defenceman Cody Franson, in Ottawa defenceman...
African Woman Promised Job at B.C. Salon, but Instead Became Unpaid Maid: Crown
Crown outlines B.C. human trafficking case--VANCOUVER - A young woman who hailed from "humble beginnings" in the East African country of Tanzania left behind her home and a three-year-old child for the promise of earning $200 a month in a Vancouver-area...
Alleged Victim of Human Trafficking Grew Up amid African Poverty
Alleged victim of trafficking grew up poor--VANCOUVER - A young woman from East Africa had lived a life of hardship and poverty before meeting the employer who eventually brought her to Canada and allegedly forced her into domestic servitude, a human...
Anthony De Sa's Novel Casts Gaze on Murder That Changed 'Toronto the Good'
De Sa's novel tackles 1977 Toronto murder--TORONTO - Anthony De Sa is a man with a mighty memory. He vividly remembers, for example, the reception from his students when he returned to Toronto's Michael Power/St. Joseph High School, where he taught English,...
Anti-Keystone XL Crusader Stars in New TV Ads Aimed at Stopping the Pipeline
Anti-Keystone crusader stars in new TV ads--WASHINGTON - American billionaire Tom Steyer's mission to stop the Keystone XL pipeline has gone into overdrive with the launch of an anti-pipeline TV advertising campaign that will feature an ad this weekend...
Armoured Car Shooter Won't Get out of Prison for at Least 40 Years
Armoured car shooter gets at least 40 years--EDMONTON - An armoured car guard who gunned down four crewmates on the job has been handed the toughest sentence in Canada since the country's last execution, but it's not enough for some family members of...
Author Craig Davidson Gets Gritty Again, This Time with Novel 'Cataract City'
Craig Davidson writes another gritty tale--TORONTO - When Toronto-based author Craig Davidson showed up for a recent interview with a mild shiner and stitches above his left eyebrow, it seemed a more fitting than frightening sight.After all, the 37-year-old...
B.C. Judge Certifies Class-Action Lawsuit over Alleged Ponzi Scheme
Class action OK'd in alleged ponzi scheme--VANCOUVER - A class-action lawsuit will proceed in B.C. Supreme Court against a former notary public and several major financial institutions over an alleged ponzi scheme that bilked investors out of tens of...
B.C. Judge Throws out Man's Three-Day Immediate Driving Prohibition
Roadside prohibition quashed by B.C. judge--VANCOUVER, B.C., - A man who registered two warning readings on a roadside screening device has had his immediate, three-day driving ban thrown out by a judge who ruled there was no evidence alcohol affected...
B.C. Liberal Government Opts out of Fall Session after Summer Sitting
B.C. politicians will skip fall session--VICTORIA - British Columbia politicians won't be going back to the legislature for a sitting this fall.Instead, Finance Minister De Jong said Tuesday the Liberal government plans to spend the next few months preparing...
Bill That Could Prevent Cancer Turns into Political Football in Legislature
Tanning bed bill turns into political football--TORONTO - Legislation that would ban minors from using tanning beds turned into a political football Wednesday in Ontario's increasingly combative legislature.The minority Liberals and the opposition parties...
Bioniche Reaches Agreement with Dissident Shareholders after Proxy Battle
Bioniche reaches settlement with shareholders--BELLEVILLE, Ont. - Bioniche Life Sciences Inc. (TSX:BNC) and a group of dissident shareholders have reached an agreement that will see the company replace its chief executive and some of its directors.The...
Blue Jays Knuckleballer R.A. Dickey Reaches 200 Innings, but Toronto Loses 5-4
Dickey reaches 200 innings but Jays lose 5-4--TORONTO - As a season to forget begins to wind down, R.A. Dickey achieved a small victory Wednesday.The Blue Jays knuckleballer tossed 5 1-3 innings in Toronto's 5-4 loss to the Los Angeles Angels to reach...
Bombardier-Led Group Wins US$288-Million Contract for Azerbaijani Rail Project
Bombardier wins rail contract in Azerbaijan--MONTREAL - Bombardier's rail division continues to expand its signalling business by winning its first major contract in the Eastern European country of Azerbaijan.The Berlin-based division of the train and...
Boomers Not Yet Rushing to the Exits in Single-Family Dwelling Markets, Experts Say
Condos not triggering boomer exodus - yet--TORONTO - Baby boomers may be looking to trade their traditional single-family homes for the convenience and comfort of the condo craze, but a mass exodus is likely still a long ways off, real-estate experts...
British Actor Jack O'Connell Wows Toronto Film Fest ... and Angelina Jolie
Brit actor wows TIFF; will work next with Jolie--TORONTO - Jack O'Connell may be about to embark on a project with Angelina Jolie, but the British actor's main concern at the moment is getting the word out about his brutal prison drama "Starred Up.""I...
Business News as of 5 P.M. ET
Business News as of 5 p.m. ET--WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 11, 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 Flames Goaltending Has an Unfamiliar Look at Training Camp
Goalies vie to replace Kiprusoff in Calgary--CALGARY - The Calgary Flames have competition in goal at training camp for the first time in years.The retirement of workhorse Miikka Kiprusoff left a void in net as the Flames prepare for the 2013-14 NHL...
Calgary Stampeders Have Shown Ability to Rise above Challenges This Season
Stampeders a model of resiliency this season--The Calgary Stampeders have been a model of resiliency this season.They've been without their starting quarterback for most of the year and lost their top receiver to a season-ending injury less than a month...
Canadian Housing Market Will Lose Buoyancy as Demand Wanes, Supply Grows: Bank
Demand for Canadian housing will wane: bank--TORONTO - Rising interest rates and slowing job growth will temper Canadian home sales this year and into 2014, while a new supply of condos coming onto the market over the next two years will depress prices...
Canadians Were Targets at Dawn of Chemical Warfare Era a Century Ago
Canadians among first hit by chemical weapons--OTTAWA - Gas warfare, which recently killed hundreds of people in Syria, actually began on a sunny morning almost a century ago, and among its first victims were hundreds of Canadians.That grim event opened...
Canucks Co-Owner's Divorce Settlement Approved; Team's Ownership Unaffected
Canucks co-owner's divorce finalized in court--VANCOUVER - Vancouver Canucks co-owner Francesco Aquilini and his estranged wife formalized their divorce Wednesday, ending nearly two decades of marriage and sparing themselves, the Aquilini family business...
Canucks Look to Rebound from Two Early Playoff Exits as Tortorella Era Begins
Canucks begin camp with high expectations--VANCOUVER - The Vancouver Canucks arrived for training camp Wednesday with high expectations following two first-round playoff exits.Fiery new coach John Tortorella is likely to be more demanding than laid-back...
Cenovus Energy to Give Military Veterans Priority When Hiring
Energy giant giving military vets priority--CALGARY - One of Canada's energy giants will make military veterans a priority when hiring new employees.Federal Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino took part in an announcement Wednesday that Cenovus...
Challenges Just Beginning for Canada's Most Populous Have-Not Province
Economic challenges just starting for Ontario--TORONTO - Two years after graduating from college with an accounting degree, Amanda Coombes expected to be working full-time in her field. Instead, she's living with her mom and working at McDonald's.These...
Defending Champ Wise Dan Tops Projected Field for $1-Million Ricoh Woodbine Mile
Wise Dan tops projected Woodbine Mile field--TORONTO - Only six horses are projected to go postward but the 17th running of the $1-million Ricoh Woodbine Mile will certainly have star appeal.Wise Dan, U.S. racing's horse of the year and the 2012 Breeders'...
Dollarama Shares Hit Record on Q2 Results, Forecast of More Store Openings
Dollarama delivers higher profit, sales--MONTREAL - Dollarama expects to continue expanding its Canadian discount chain by adding about 120 new stores over the next 18 months as it focuses particularly on adding locations in Ontario and Western Canada.The...
Eastern Ontario Marijuana Growers on High Alert for Flying Fan-Man
Marijuana growers on watch for Fan-man--OTTAWA - Marijuana growers in Eastern Ontario are keeping their eyes peeled this month for a legendary figure who roams the skies every harvest season: the Fan-man."The Fan-man is a guy that goes searching in cornfields...
Editorial Exchange: Big Break on EI Rates Not So Big
Editorial Exchange: Big break on EI rates not so big--An editorial from the Summerside Journal-Pioneer, published Sept. 10:That's odd. There's no dancing in the streets today to celebrate the big break that Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty offered...
Editorial Exchange: Bringing Syria to Heel
Editorial Exchange: Bringing Syria to heel--An editorial from the Winnipeg Free Press, published Sept. 11:The United States should not order its armed forces in the Middle East to stand down just yet, but if Syria is serious about handing over its chemical...
Editorial Exchange: Chants Show Lots to Learn
Editorial Exchange: Chants show lots to learn--An editorial from the Kamloops Daily News, published Sept. 10:No right-thinking person could condone the frosh-week chants that were exposed at at least two Canadian universities in the past few days.For...
Editorial Exchange: Diplomatic Solution in Syria a Relief, but Syrians Will Still Suffer
Editorial Exchange: Diplomatic solution in Syria a relief, but Syrians will still suffer--An editorial from the Hamilton Spectator, published Sept. 11:There is relief, but there is also a deep sense of skepticism regarding the decision by Syria to accept...
Editorial Exchange: Flaherty Halts Tax Increase, but Who Pays?
Editorial Exchange: Flaherty halts tax increase, but who pays?--An editorial from the Charlottettown Guardian, published Sept. 11:When Finance Minister Jim Flaherty stood before an Ottawa podium Monday to brag that an upcoming five per cent payroll tax...
Editorial Exchange: Quebecers Must Speak out against Outrageous 'Values Charter'
Editorial Exchange: Quebecers must speak out against outrageous 'values charter'--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Sept. 11:So now we know. If the Parti Quebecois gets its way, a teacher or civil servant in Quebec could get away with wearing...
Editorial Exchange: Right to Be Stupid
Editorial Exchange: Right to be stupid--An editorial from the Prince George Citizen, published Sept. 10:The "young" chant, as shouted out by UBC students, goes like this:"Y-O-U-N-G at UBC, we like 'em young, Y is for your sister, O is for oh so tight,...
Editorial Exchange: The Bully State Cracks Its Whip
Editorial Exchange: The bully state cracks its whip--An editorial from the Waterloo Region Record, published Sept. 11:The world should call Quebec's newly unveiled Charter of Values for what it is: a charter of intolerance, a template for institutionalized...
Editorial Exchange: We Have More Than Most
Editorial Exchange: We have more than most--An editorial from the Corner Brook Western Star, published Sept. 11:A United Nations report released this week indicated that Canadians as a whole are the sixth happiest people in the world out of 156 countries...
Edmonton Oilers Arrive at Camp with Higher Expectations and a New Head Coach
Oilers arrive at camp under new head coach--EDMONTON - Dallas Eakins brings an emphasis on fitness, accountability and frankness to his new job as head coach of the Edmonton Oilers.His arrival also creates a new beginning for a team that has missed the...
Emotions on Screen in Paul Potts Biopic 'One Chance' All Genuine, Says Actress
Emotions in 'One Chance' all genuine--TORONTO - Some of the most heartfelt moments in the against-all-odds biopic about British tenor Paul Potts' path to fame barely required any acting from the cast onscreen.The emotions on display at the climax of...
Entertainment News as of 5 P.M. Wednesday, Sept. 11
Entertainment News Advisory--Wednesday, Sept. 11, 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 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 edt Wednesday 11 September 2013.City of Toronto: Friday, a mix of sun and...
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 edt Wednesday 11 September 2013.City of Toronto: Friday, cloudy. High 15....
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 11 September 2013.City of Regina: Friday, sunny....
Federal, Ontario Governments Sell Part of Their Investment in General Motors
Ottawa, Ontario sell shares in GM--OTTAWA - The federal and Ontario governments have sold a block of 30 million shares in General Motors valued in the neighbourhood of $1.1 billion, a portion of the equity they received when they bailed out the automaker...
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 pdt Tuesday 10 September 2013.Metro Vancouver: Today, sunny. Fog patches dissipating early in the morning....
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 Wednesday 11 September 2013.City of Winnipeg: Today, mainly cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers this afternoon with risk of a thunderstorm....
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 ndt Wednesday 11 September 2013.St. John's - Bonavista Peninsula:...
Forecast for Ontario Issued by Environment Canada
Forecast for Ontario issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for Ontario issued by Environment Canada at 11:00 edt Wednesday 11 September 2013.City of Toronto: Today, increasing cloudiness. 60 percent chance of showers late this afternoon with risk of...
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 Wednesday 11 September 2013.City of Toronto: Today, mainly cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers in the morning and early in the afternoon...
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 11 September 2013.City of Regina: Today, sunny. Wind becoming north 20 km-h early this afternoon. High 22. UV index...
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 11 September 2013.City of Regina: Today, sunny. High 23. UV index 5 or moderate.City of Saskatoon: Today, sunny. High...
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 Wednesday 11 September 2013.Halifax Metro and Halifax County West, Lunenburg County: Today, cloudy. 60 percent chance of drizzle...
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 Wednesday 11 September 2013.Halifax Metro and Halifax County West: Today, mainly cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers or drizzle...
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 Wednesday 11 September 2013.City of Thunder Bay, Superior West: Today, increasing cloudiness...
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 Wednesday 11 September 2013.Metro Vancouver: Today, sunny. High 26 except 31 inland. UV index 6 or high....
Forecasts for the Columbia, Central Interior and Peace River Regions of B.C. Issued by Environment Canada
Forecasts for The Columbia, Central Interior and Peace River Regions of B.C. issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for the Columbia, the Central Interior and the Peace River districts of British Columbia issued by Environment Canada at 16:00 mdt 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 pdt Wednesday 11 September 2013.Whitehorse: Today, mainly cloudy. 70 percent...
For First Time in 18 Years, Senators Open Camp without Alfredsson on Hand
Senators open camp without Alfredsson--OTTAWA - For the first time in 18 years, longtime captain Daniel Alfredsson wasn't on hand for the start of the Ottawa Senators' training camp.The Swedish forward signed with the Detroit Red Wings as a free agent...
Fort McMurray Rock Listeners Tune out Neil Young after Rocker Blasts Oilsands
Fort McMurray listeners tune out Neil Young--FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - Neil Young can keep on talking in the free world, but Fort McMurray won't be listening.A local rock radio station stopped playing the Canuck singer's music for a day after he compared...
Forward Kadri Reports with New Deal, While Maple Leafs Wait on Franson
Leafs' Kadri at camp but Franson has no deal--TORONTO - Nazem Kadri was relieved to have a new deal, and that emotion extended to his Toronto Maple Leafs teammates who won't have to answer questions about his status."They are glad it's over," Kadri said....
Francophone Canadians Slower Than Anglophones in Adopting New Tech: Report
Francophones slower to adopt tech: report--TORONTO - Francophone Canadians tend to lag their anglophone counterparts when it comes to adopting new technologies, according to research by the Media Technology Monitor.It's a trend that researchers have...
Friends of Medicare Stands by Accusation That Woman in Care Home Bitten by Mice
Health group stands by mouse accusation--EDMONTON - A health-care advocacy group is standing by its claim that a disabled woman in a long-term care home in southern Alberta was bitten by mice.The allegation made public earlier this week by Friends of...
Gilbert Pulled Strings to Help Canada Advance Davis Cup Semifinal against Serbia
Veteran racket stringer aiding Canada's cause--VANCOUVER - When it comes to getting courtside seats at Davis Cup tennis events, Yvon Gilbert knows how to pull strings.The veteran racket stringer is helping Canada's cause at an historic World Group semifinal...
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 5 P.M. ET Wednesday, Sept. 11
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory--Wednesday, Sept. 11, 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...
High-Priced Winger Booth Remains Sidelined as Canucks Begin Training Camp
Booth remains out of Canucks' lineup--VANCOUVER - High-priced winger David Booth is not ready to hit the ice at the Vancouver Canucks' training camp.As the Canucks opened camp with off-ice physical testing Wednesday, the veteran forward remained out...
Hospitals in Toronto, Mississauga Reviewing Thousands of CT Scans, Mammograms
Review ordered of CT scans, mammograms--TORONTO - A review of 3,500 CT scans and mammograms is being conducted at hospitals in Toronto and Mississauga for possible errors due to a "performance issue" with a radiologist.Trillium Health Partners says the...
IBL Playoff Champions: Winners of the Jack and Lynne Dominico Trophy
Intercounty Baseball League champions list--TORONTO - INTERCOUNTY LEAGUE CHAMPIONSJack and Lynne Dominico TrophyIBL Playoff Champions2013 _ Brantford Red Sox2012 _ Brantford Red Sox2011 _ Brantford Red Sox2010 _ Brantford Red Sox2009 _ Brantford Red...
'I'll Have a Glass of Ryan Nelsen:' Toronto FC Manager Also Runs Wine Label
Ryan Nelsen can raise a glass of his own wine--TORONTO - It's been a trying season for Ryan Nelsen so you can forgive the rookie Toronto FC manager if he opts for a glass of wine after work.The 35-year-old Nelsen, a former New Zealand international soccer...
Jessica Chastain Thrilled by Toronto Response to Her 'Rigby,' Two Movies in One
Chastain debuts complex 'Rigby' at TIFF--TORONTO - After only a few years in the Hollywood spotlight, Jessica Chastain has two Oscar nominations and a film resume that could put a veteran actor to shame. Her latest trick? Anchoring "The Disappearance...
Jets Coach Says Team Has Size and Speed to Compete in Western Conference
Noel says Jets have size and speed for West--WINNIPEG - Winnipeg Jets coach Claude Noel said Wednesday they have what it takes to compete in a new division and new conference this season, but they also have areas they must improve."I think that the Western...
Josh Hamilton Leads LA Angels Past Toronto Blue Jays 12-6 with Four RBIs
Hamilton leads Angels past Blue Jays 12-6--TORONTO - Josh Hamilton drove in four runs and Mark Trumbo had a career-best five hits and equalled a club record with four extra-base hits on Tuesday as the Los Angeles Angels defeated the Toronto Blue Jays...
Lac-Megantic Train Cargo of Crude Oil Was as Flammable as Gasoline: Safety Board
Lac-Megantic crude as flammable as gasoline--OTTAWA - The crude oil that exploded into flame in the deadly Lac-Megantic train derailment in July was as volatile as gasoline, but was documented as a less-dangerous product akin to diesel or bunker crude,...
Life without MacKinnon, Drouin, Begins for Mooseheads as QMJHL Season Opens
Mooseheads to raise banner on 2013-14 season--MONTREAL - Life without scoring stars Nathan MacKinnon and Jonathan Drouin begins Thursday night for the Halifax Mooseheads.The team that steamrolled its way to a Quebec Major Junior Hockey League title and...
Loonie Strengthens against Weaker U.S. Dollar; Lessened Syrian Tensions
Loonie shows strength as Syrian tensions ease--TORONTO - The Canadian dollar was up slightly Wednesday as tensions in the Middle East eased after the U.S. administration said it will back off from military action if Syria hands its chemical weapons over...
Lupita Nyong'o Says Harrowing '12 Years a Slave' Role Is Reward Enough
Lupita Nyong'o emotional over '12 Years' role--TORONTO - Many actors coolly shrug off Academy Awards buzz when asked about it on the film festival circuit.But as newcomer Lupita Nyong'o reflected on the Oscar talk surrounding her heart-rending performance...
Man Charged after Sex Trade Worker's Body Found in Burned-Out Apartment: Police
Man charged after body found in burned room--TORONTO - A Toronto man is facing a murder charge after the body of a woman police say worked in the sex trade was found in her burned-out apartment earlier this summer.Police say Janina Wrigglesworth, 72,...
Manitoba Metis Appealing Environmental Licence for Controversial Hydro Line
Metis fighting new hydro line licence--WINNIPEG - Manitoba's Metis federation is appealing an environmental licence granted for the construction of a controversial $3-billion hydro line.President David Chartrand said the federation has formally registered...
Minister Says SGI Won't Change How It Collects Injury Info despite Criticism
SGI won't change the way it collects injury info--REGINA - The minister responsible for Saskatchewan Government Insurance says the corporation will not change the way it collects information on an injury claim, despite criticism from the province's privacy...
Montreal's Jay Baruchel Developing Pilot for ABC Based on 'Thinly Veiled Me'
Baruchel's pilot based on 'thinly veiled me'--TORONTO - Jay Baruchel says the pilot he's developing for ABC is based on a "thinly veiled" version of himself, with at least one crucial difference."He's a bit more famous than I am," the down-to-earth Montreal...
More Humpback Whales in B.C. but Tankers, Oil Spills Could Threaten Gains:study
Oil spills could threaten whales:study--VANCOUVER - The number of humpback whales on the northern coast of British Columbia nearly doubled in eight years, but possible oil spills could seriously hamper recovery efforts involving the threatened mammals,...
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 (12,825.42 up 0.94 of a point):Ainsworth Lumber Co. Ltd. (TXS:ANS)....
Mulcair Paints Liberals, Tories as Identical Corrupt, Entitled Twins
Mulcair: Liberals no different from Tories--SASKATOON - NDP Leader Tom Mulcair is making a concerted effort to paint the Liberals and the Conservatives as two old peas in the same corrupt, entitled, unaccountable pod.In a speech Wednesday to an NDP caucus...
Mulcair Says 'Nothing but a Great Vibe' in Saskatchewan; Hopes to Win MP Seats
Mulcair getting 'great vibe' in Saskatchewan--SASKATOON - Federal NDP Leader Tom Mulcair says the party's brand is still strong in Saskatchewan, even though it hasn't won any seats in the last four elections.Mulcair made the comments as New Democrats...
National Household Survey: What Canadians Earned and Where They Lived
NHS: What Canadians earned, where they lived--OTTAWA - Statistics Canada's third and final release of 2011 National Household Survey data illustrates, among other things, how much Canadians have been earning and where they have been living. Some highlights:--...
NDP Leader Tom Mulcair Denounces Quebec's Proposed Charter of Values
NDP's Mulcair denounces Quebec charter--SASKATOON - Tom Mulcair threw caution to the winds Tuesday as he categorically rejected Quebec's proposed charter of values.The federal NDP leader was passionate in his opposition to the Parti Quebecois government's...
NDP Premier Darrell Dexter Defends Economic Record in Face of Opposition Attacks
NDP premier defends economic record--HALIFAX - Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter defended his record on economic development in the face of opposition criticism Tuesday that his NDP government too easily handed out public money to the private sector.Dexter...
Newcomer Briere Says Size Is Nice, but Canadiens Best Weapon Is Their Speed
Briere hopes Habs stay fleet of foot--BROSSARD, Que. - Getting bigger and grittier is fine, but new signing Danny Briere says the Montreal Canadiens cannot lose what gives opponents the most trouble -- their speed.Briere lauded the summer acquisitions...
NHS: Immigrants, Minorities Struggle to Earn Living, Build Life in Canada
NHS survey shows struggle of immigrants--OTTAWA - Samer Elbanna left Egypt in search of a better life for his family. But leaving a job in procurement -- one that had him dealing with companies all over the world -- in order to sling burgers at an Ottawa...
No Options Considered in Calling off Search of Collapsed Mall, Inquiry Told
Mall survivor search ended without checking--ELLIOT LAKE, Ont. - The head of the disaster team responding to last year's deadly mall collapse admitted Wednesday to calling off the search for survivors without looking for options for proceeding.Toronto...
Nova Scotia Liberals and Tories Set Themselves Apart on Harmonized Sales Tax Cut
Nova Scotia Tories, Liberals unveil platforms--HALIFAX - Nova Scotia's opposition parties have set themselves apart on the harmonized sales tax, with the Liberals saying they would try to reduce it depending on revenue flow while the Tories are promising...
'One-Percenters' a Throwback to the Canada of Old, Statcan Survey Shows
A land of diversity? Not among the rich--OTTAWA - For all the growing diversity the 2011 census and related surveys have portrayed in Canada, Wednesday's final release reveals a contrasting constant: the richest of the rich in Canada are married, middle-aged...
Photo Advisory Addition
Photo advisory addition--The Canadian Press picture advisory addition for Wednesday, September 11, 2013. Daily coverage is provided by a combination of The Canadian Press staff and member papers. Entries with an estimated photo transmission time are...
Police Dog Finds Husband of Former Ontario Cabinet Minister George Smitherman
George Smitherman's missing husband found--TORONTO - Former Ontario deputy premier George Smitherman says his husband, who was found Wednesday after he went missing for two days, will be surrounded by "an outpouring of love" as he recovers.Toronto police...
PQ Gets Backing of Civil-Servants' Union for Religion Plan
PQ gets backing of civil-servants' union for minority plan--QUEBEC - The Parti Quebecois' controversial charter of values has received the staunch support of an influential backer: a union representing the province's civil servants.The SFPQ union, which...
RCMP Breached Cruise Ship Contract for 2010 Vancouver Olympics: US Court
RCMP breached cruise ship contract: court--VANCOUVER - The RCMP has lost a long-running lawsuit with a U.S. company that accuses the force of breaching a contract that was supposed to provide cruise ships as accommodations for security forces during...
Real Estate Prices on the Rock Soar, Income Gaps Widen in Oil-Rich St. John's
St. John's house prices soar, wage gaps widen--ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Offshore oil and major construction projects have sparked an economic boom in St. John's and other parts of Newfoundland and Labrador that has never been seen here before.Housing prices...
Seniors Care Company Says Alberta Woman with Dementia Not Bitten by Mice
Long-term care company says woman not bitten--EDMONTON - The company at the centre of a controversy over conditions at a long-term care home in southern Alberta says its investigation has shown a disabled resident with dementia was not bitten by a mouse.Covenant...
Soccer Players Jacques, Noseworthy-Smith Earn CIS Athlete of Week Honours
Jacques, Noseworthy-Smith earn CIS honours--OTTAWA - Marie-Eve Jacques of the University of Sherbrooke was named Canadian Interuniversity Sport female athlete of the week Wednesday while fellow soccer player Cochrane Noseworthy-Smith of Acadia took the...
Starved Boy's Grandparents Abused Other Kids 20 Years Prior, Inquest Told
Grandparents abused other kids, inquest told--TORONTO - The grandparents of a five-year-old boy who was starved until he died of pneumonia -- his muscles too weak to help him breathe -- subjected two other children to "eerily similar" abuse years earlier,...
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