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Articles from December 9, 2013

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Here is Monday's B-C Calendar:(ADDS: 10:30 a.m. Vancouver police news conference)BURNABY, B.C. _ Inquest into the in-custody death of 29-year-old Torben Campbell, who died Sept. 12, 2011, one week after being found in distress at Matsqui penitentiary....
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Here is Monday's B-C Calendar:BURNABY, B.C. _ Inquest into the in-custody death of 29-year-old Torben Campbell, who died Sept. 12, 2011, one week after being found in distress at Matsqui penitentiary. Through Dec. 13. (9 a.m. at Burnaby Coroners Court,...
American Hockey League Standings
American Hockey League Standings--All Times EasternEASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic DivisionNortheast DivisionEast DivisionWESTERN CONFERENCENorth DivisionMidwest DivisionWest DivisionNote: Any win is worth two points; a team losing in overtime or shootout...
B.C. Pot Advocate's Petition to Decriminalize Marijuana Comes Up Short
Petition to decriminalize pot comes up short--VICTORIA - Marijuana activist Dana Larsen says while a petition campaign to decriminalize pot fell short, it sparked a buzz across British Columbia and he's planning to fire up a second drive soon.Larsen...
Beyond the Beard: Santa School Offers an In-Depth Education on Becoming Claus
Santa School: A how-to on becoming Claus--It may seem easy to look the part of Santa Claus with the beard, red suit and rotund belly, but the owner of the Santa School says there's more to stepping into the black boots than merely mimicking his outer...
Business News as of 6 P.M. ET
Business News as of 6 p.m. ET--MONDAY, DEC. 9, 2013, 6 p.m. ETBUSINESS NEWS ADVISORYHere are the top Business News stories from The Canadian Press as of 6 p.m. All times Eastern unless otherwise stated. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries...
Calgary Stampeders Running Back Jon Cornish Wins 2013 Lou Marsh Award
Jon Cornish wins 2013 Lou Marsh award--TORONTO - No one was more surprised by Jon Cornish capturing the 2013 Lou Marsh award as Canada's top athlete than the Calgary Stampeders running back himself.Cornish narrowly defeated Milos Raonic, the first Canadian...
Canadian Dollar Edges Higher amid Weaker Than Expected Housing Report
Loonie rises as housing starts slow down--TORONTO - The Canadian dollar closed higher Monday amid a weak housing report and strong Chinese export data.The loonie was up 0.19 of a cent to 94.03 cents US as Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. said that housing...
Canadian Oil Sands Appoints New CEO, Sets $1.1-Billion 2014 Capital Budget
Canadian Oil Sands appoints new CEO--CALGARY - Canadian Oil Sands Ltd. (TSX:COS) has picked a replacement for outgoing CEO Marcel Coutu.Ryan Kubik, a 20-year industry veteran who has been the company's chief financial officer since 2007, will become...
Canadians Focusing on Experience, Not Just Winning Medals, at Winter Universiade
Canadians focus on experience at Universiade--TORONTO - Canada's chef de mission at the Winter Universiade wants his athletes to soak in the atmosphere at the Games.Gord Grace, the head of Canada's delegation at the World University Games in Trentino,...
Editorial Exchange: Chong's Bill to Reform Parliament Welcome
Editorial Exchange: Chong's bill to reform Parliament welcome--An editorial from the Halifax Chronicle-Herald, published Dec. 6:Is declining voter turnout in Canada due, at least in part, to more and more voters losing interest in lining up to elect...
Editorial Exchange: Discussion and Debate Needed
Editorial Exchange: Discussion and debate needed--An editorial from the Prince George Citizen, published Dec. 6:Ukraine once again finds itself caught between major forces to the west in Europe and to the east in Russia.Fortunately, this time the battle...
Editorial Exchange: Fighting the Good Fight
Editorial Exchange: Fighting the good fight--An editorial from the St. John's Telegram, published Dec. 7:It may seems strange to mix activism into a memorial for a great leader, but when that leader is Nelson Mandela -- an activist for his entire life...
Editorial Exchange: Let Debate on Parliamentary Reform Act Begin
Editorial Exchange: Let debate on parliamentary Reform Act begin--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Dec. 8:To call Canada's Parliament dysfunctional would be an understatement. It fluctuates between two extremes: all scandal all the time,...
Editorial Exchange: Let Kids Carry Asthma Inhalers at School
Editorial Exchange: Let kids carry asthma inhalers at school--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Dec. 8:Out of needless tragedy comes change. Hopefully.As the Star's Richard Brennan reports, 12-year-old Ryan Gibbons died at school last year...
Editorial Exchange: Mandela's Gift to Canada
Editorial Exchange: Mandela's gift to Canada--An editorial from the Winnipeg Free Press, published Dec. 9:The federal government wants to halt an aboriginal lawsuit for loss of cultural identity. It's currently appealing an Ontario court's certification...
Editorial Exchange: Mandela Taught World to Forgive
Editorial Exchange: Mandela taught world to forgive--An editorial from the Guelph Mercury, published Dec. 7:Nelson Mandela will rightly be remembered as one of the 20th century's bravest freedom fighters, one of its most eloquent advocates of racial...
Editorial Exchange: Military Suicides a Wake-Up Call for Ottawa
Editorial Exchange: Military suicides a wake-up call for Ottawa--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Dec. 7:The last of the nearly 40,000 Canadian troops who served in Afghanistan since 2001 will soon be home, but the cost of that long war...
Editorial Exchange: Record This: Turn It Off
Editorial Exchange: Record this: turn it off--An editorial from the Kamloops Daily News, published Dec. 9:For those who thought today's culture of narcissism reached its zenith with Facebook, meet GoPro.Skiers, snowboarders, mountain bikers, skydivers...
Editorial Exchange: World Mourns Mandela's Death, but Hope Remains
Editorial Exchange: World mourns Mandela's death, but hope remains--An editorial from the Charlottetown Guardian, published Dec. 7:As South Africans mourn the passing of Nelson Mandela, the world joins them in their grief at the loss of this towering...
Element Inks Railcar Deal, Acquires Portfolio; Plans to Raise $1 Billion
Element inks railcar deal, acquires portfolio--TORONTO, Cananda - Element Financial Corp. (TSX:EFN) said Monday it has signed a deal to provide lease financing for up to $2 billion worth of rail cars over the next two years and acquire a US$245-million...
Entertainment News as of 5 P.M. Monday, Dec. 9
Entertainment News Advisory--Monday, Dec. 9, 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. Entries...
Extended Weather for Ontario Issued by Environment Canada
Extended weather for Ontario issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday for Ontario issued by Environment Canada at 05:00 est Monday 9 December 2013.City of Toronto: Wednesday, a mix of sun and...
Extended Weather for Ontario Issued by Environment Canada
Extended weather for Ontario issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday for Ontario issued by Environment Canada at 15:30 est Monday 9 December 2013.City of Toronto: Wednesday, a mix of sun and...
Extended Weather for Saskatchewan Issued by Environment Canada
Extended weather for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada at 04:30 cst Monday 9 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 Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada at 15:30 cst Monday 9 December 2013.City of Regina, Fort Qu'Appelle...
Festive Season Can Be Challenging for Those with Cancer and Their Loved Ones
Christmas challenging when cancer strikes family--TORONTO - It's considered, as the song says, the most wonderful time of the year. But for those coping with cancer and for their loved ones, Christmas and the holiday season can be fraught with emotion,...
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 Monday 9 December 2013.Metro Vancouver: Today, periods of light snow ending in the morning then cloudy...
Forecast for Newfoundland and Labrador Issued by Environment Canada
Forecast for Newfoundland and Labrador issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday for Labrador issued by Environment Canada at 16:00 nst Monday 9 December 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 est Monday 9 December 2013.City of Toronto, Burlington - Oakville, Halton Hills - Milton, Mississauga - Brampton: Today, cloudy. Wind southwest...
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 Monday 9 December 2013.City of Toronto, Burlington - Oakville, Halton Hills - Milton, Mississauga - Brampton: Today, mainly cloudy with...
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 Monday 9 December 2013.City of Regina: Today, periods of light snow. Amount 2 cm. Wind becoming northwest 30 km-h this afternoon....
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 Monday 9 December 2013.City of Regina: Today, clearing in the morning. Wind north 30 km-h. Temperature falling to -23 in the...
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 Monday 9 December 2013.Halifax Metro and Halifax County West, Halifax County - east of Porters Lake: Today, cloudy. 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 16:00 ast Monday 9 December 2013.Halifax Metro and Halifax County West, Halifax County - east of Porters Lake: Today, mainly cloudy....
Forecasts for Alberta and Northeastern British Columbia Issued by Environment Canada
Forecasts for Alberta and northeastern British Columbia issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for Alberta issued by Environment Canada at 11:00 mst Monday 9 December 2013.City of Calgary: Today, periods of snow. Wind west 30 km-h gusting to 50 becoming...
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 pst Monday 9 December 2013.Metro Vancouver: Today, cloudy with 70 percent chance of flurries and risk of...
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 Monday...
Forecasts for the Columbia, Central Interior and Peace River Regions of B.C. Issued by Environment Canada
Forecasts for The Columbia, Central Interior and Peace River Regions of B.C. issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for the Columbia, the Central Interior and the Peace River districts of British Columbia issued by Environment Canada at 16:00 mst Monday...
Forecasts for Yukon and Northwestern British Columbia Issued by Environment Canada
Forecasts for Yukon and northwestern British Columbia issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for Yukon and northwestern British Columbia issued by Environment Canada at 11:00 pst Monday 9 December 2013.Whitehorse: Today, mainly cloudy with 60 percent...
Greeting Someone with Cancer during Holiday Festivities Calls for Sensitivity
Christmas: What to say to someone with cancer--TORONTO - The festive season often brings invites to parties and dinners, a chance to catch up with those we may not have seen for some time. So greeting an extended family member or friend who has cancer...
Guyana Goldfields Revises Cost of Aurora Gold Project to US$249 Million
Guyana's Aurora project to cost US$249M--TORONTO, Cananda - Guyana Goldfields Inc. (TSX:GUY) has revised up the total capital cost of its Aurora Gold project to US$249 million and approved a spending plan to bring it to commercial production.The new...
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 5 P.M. ET Monday, Dec. 9
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory--Monday, Dec. 9, 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 to...
Help Kids Understand That Christmas Is about Giving by Making Up Baskets
Kids learn about Christmas giving with baskets--TORONTO - Michael Smith wants his children to understand that the Christmas season is about using their time and talent to bring joy to others.The Canadian chef has been assembling baskets of mainly foodie...
Housing Starts Fall in Signal Market Is Easing toward Soft Landing
Housing starts fall in November: CMHC--OTTAWA - Canada's much-scrutinized housing market showed signs of softening last month, with starts falling a little further than expected but still to levels many analysts consider too strong to sustain.Canada...
Jarome Iginla Prepares for Emotional Return to the Saddledome as a Bruin
Iginla braces for return to Saddledome--CALGARY - He's in his 17th season in the NHL, but this was new territory for Jarome Iginla.The 36-year-old tried to anticipate Tuesday's reception at the Scotiabank Saddledome.A Flame for the first 16 seasons of...
Jets Finally Return Home after Long Road Swing to Face Division Rival St. Louis
Jets know they have to play better than .500--WINNIPEG - They haven't played a home game since No. 23 but life on the road hasn't been all bad for the Winnipeg Jets.The Jets were 4-2 away from the MTS Centre, but as head coach Claude Noel would say,...
Later Deadline Could Affect Status of Stamkos, Rest of Canada's Olympic Team
How later deadline could affect Team Canada--Even with the benefit of a later deadline, Team Canada general manager Steve Yzerman and his staff have less than a month to decide on their roster for the Sochi Olympics.A week could still make plenty of...
Liberals Promise Bill to Cap Public Sector Executive Compensation, Eye Pensions
Bill to cap executive salaries coming in 2014--TORONTO - Ontario's governing Liberals plan to bring in legislation next spring that would allow them to limit compensation to senior executives across the broader public sector, from hospitals and universities...
Liberals Says New Brunswick Government Ad Is Partisan and Demoralizing
Liberals say New Brunswick ad is partisan--FREDERICTON - New Brunswick's Opposition Liberals say a new provincial government television commercial is partisan Conservative advertising that also sends the wrong message.The ad is being broadcast on television...
Mike Santorelli Scores Twice for Canucks in 3-1 Win over Colorado
Santorelli scores 2 as Canucks beat Avs--VANCOUVER - Mike Santorelli continued his rise from the NHL's scrap heap with a flourish Sunday night.Santorelli, who was signed as free agent by Vancouver in the off-season after being cast adrift by three other...
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 Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (13,312.78 up 32.06 points):Baja Mining Corp. (TSX:BAJ). Miner. Unchanged...
MPs to Debate Pulling Pensions from Convicted Colleagues in Commons and Senate
Guilty MPs, Senators should lose pension:bill--OTTAWA - The Commons is set to debate a bill this week that would revoke the pensions of MPs and senators convicted of indictable crimes.Conservative MP John Williamson's private member's bill appears to...
NDP MP Formally Complains about 'Misogynistic' Attack from Tory Senator
NDP MP lodges complaint against Tory senator--OTTAWA - A New Democrat MP has formally lodged a complaint against a Conservative senator for what she describes as a condescending, "misogynistic," personal attack against her.Charmaine Borg has asked the...
Neil Young to Play Benefit Concerts for Alberta First Nation Fighting Oilsands
Neil Young benefit concerts for oilsands fight--EDMONTON - Music legend Neil Young is playing four concerts in his native Canada to benefit a northern Alberta aboriginal band fighting oilsands development in its territory.Canadian jazz singer and pianist...
Newcomer David Perron Quietly Taken Scoring Lead with Edmonton Oilers
Perron leads Oilers in scoring early in year--EDMONTON - They've got three of their own No. 1 draft picks on their roster but it's a former St. Louis Blues first-round selection who has quietly emerged as the Edmonton Oilers' leading scorer.Edmonton...
Newfoundland Premier to Announce Federal Loan Details for Hydro Project: Sources
Premier to announce hydro project financing--ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Federal and provincial sources say Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Kathy Dunderdale will announce financing details Tuesday for the Muskrat Falls hydro project.Her office says the premier...
New NHL TV Deal in Canada Could Be a 'Grand Slam' for the Coyotes
NHL TV deal could be 'grand slam' for Coyotes--PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - When the new Canadian-led ownership group assumed control of the Phoenix Coyotes, it was full-speed ahead to get everything in order.Hockey was taken care of thanks to general manager...
Ontario Premier Apologizes for Alleged Abuse of Developmentally Disabled
Ontario premier apologizes over Huronia abuse--TORONTO - Ontario failed to protect some of its most vulnerable residents from neglect, abuse and exploitation at a provincial facility for the developmentally disabled, Premier Kathleen Wynne said Monday...
Photo Advisory Addition
Photo advisory addition--The Canadian Press picture advisory addition for Monday, Dec. 9, 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 by...
PMs Past and Present Set Partisanship Aside as World Gathers to Remember Mandela
Partisan feuds set aside for Mandela memorial--JOHANNESBURG - Past and present Canadian leaders from across the political spectrum left partisan differences at home Monday as they arrived in South Africa to join a global gathering in memory of Nelson...
PM's Plane Carries Historic Delegation to Mandela Funeral, with Baggage
Planeload of Cdn PMs flies to Mandela funeral--OTTAWA - It sounds like the start of a joke.So the prime minister of Canada and his wife and three former prime ministers get on a 30-year-old plane with two former governors general, four provincial or...
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:Tuesday, Dec 10E TIME SPT VIS HOME V+ V T H H+ O # U18 7:00p HKY OTT BUF 2 1.5 6.5 2.1 2.9 1.9 5.5 1.5519 7:00p HKY TB WAS 2.9 2.1 6.5 1.5 2...
Protecting the PMO: When Harper Allowed Probe into His Own Office
The time Harper allowed a probe of own office--OTTAWA - Here's the scenario: Prime Minister Stephen Harper finds himself besieged with questions about whether he knew of unethical -- possibly even criminal -- activity that transpired in the past and...
Public Safety Minister Announces RCMP Unit to Fight Human-Trafficking
RCMP team will fight human-trafficking--MONTREAL - The federal public safety minister has announced the creation of an RCMP unit that will work closely with law-enforcement partners in Quebec to fight human-trafficking in Canada and abroad.Steven Blaney...
Quebec Town Draws Thousands of Tourists Annually for Ice Fishing
Quebec town's ice fishing draws thousands--MONTREAL - A fish tale that began 75 years ago has turned a small Quebec town into an international winter destination.Today, Sainte-Anne-de-la-Perade boasts that it's the world capital for tommycod fishing...
Reporter Asks for $100,000 Security in Libel Case Involving Former Olympic CEO
Furlong libel case in court over costs--VANCOUVER - A freelance journalist who wrote an article alleging former Vancouver Olympic CEO John Furlong verbally and physically abused British Columbia students in the 1960s and '70s asked a judge Monday to...
Right-Handed Ace Halladay Returns to His Roots, Retires as a Toronto Blue Jay
Halladay retires as a Toronto Blue Jay--TORONTO - In the end, Roy Halladay went back to his major-league roots.Halladay signed a one-day contract with the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday that allowed the veteran right-hander to retire as a member of team...
Spezza Gets the Sens a Shootout Win - at Last - with a 5-4 Victory over Flyers
Spezza gets the Sens a shootout win - at last--OTTAWA - Jason Spezza always believed he could score in the shootout and on Monday he was finally able to prove it.Spezza scored the lone goal in the shootout to give the Ottawa Senators a 5-4 win over the...
Spy Watchdog Decries 'Misinformation' Flowing from Recent Document Leaks
Spy watchdog decries 'misinformation'--OTTAWA - The watchdog over the national eavesdropping agency says many recent leaks about the Five Eyes intelligence network are being taken out of context by the media.Jean-Pierre Plouffe, who keeps an eye on Communications...
Thousands Honour 'Fine Young' Toronto Police Officer Killed in On-Duty Crash
Thousands honour Toronto police officer--TORONTO - Thousands of police officers, dignitaries and others turned out to honour a fellow cop described as a "fine young man" whose heart now continues beating inside someone in Boston.A long procession of...
Toronto Cop Sentenced to 45 Days in Jail for G20 Assault, Intends to Appeal
G20 cop sentenced to 45 days in jail--BRAMPTON, Ont. - A Toronto police officer convicted of assaulting a protester during the G20 summit was sentenced Monday to 45 days behind bars, though he was almost immediately granted bail pending an appeal.Const....
Toronto Trade Rudy Gay, Aaron Gray and Quincy Acy to Sacramento
Raptors trade Rudy Gay to Sacramento--TORONTO - Rudy Gay and the Toronto Raptors just didn't work out, according to team general manager Masai Ujiri.Ujiri said he didn't have a problem with Gay's talent level or attitude. But he said that the Raptors...
Treaty 8 Nations Welcome Site C Review Panel with Symbols of the Land
Treaty 8 Nations welcome dam panel--FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Environmental review hearings into the massive Site C hydroelectric dam proposed by BC Hydro began Monday with a welcome to panel members from area First Nations and a reminder for them to listen...
TSX Closes Up: Financials Claw Back Losses, Miners Benefit from Chinese Data
Gold stocks, financials push TSX higher--TORONTO - The Toronto stock market closed higher Monday as investors bought up battered gold miners along with financial stocks that slipped last week in the wake of earnings reports from the big banks.The S&P/TSX...
Tuck Sparkle Cookies and Homemade Butterscotch Sauce into Gift Baskets
Edible bliss: Sparkle cookies, butterscotch sauce--Chef Michael Smith likes to tuck a few of his favourite creations into Christmas gift baskets presented to family and friends. Here are recipes for two treats that recipients look forward to each year...
Western Hockey League Standings
Western Hockey League Standings--All Times PacificEASTERN CONFERENCEEast DivisionCentral DivisionWESTERN CONFERENCEB.C. DivisionU.S. DivisionNote: Any win is worth two points; a team losing in overtime or shootout receives one point which is registered...
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